April 7th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 4.7.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Wednesday Night at Mugsy’s, Robert Ellis & the Boys, AIGA Houston’s 50 Books/50 Covers at the Museum of Printing History, Picnic and Outdoor Film Screening at the Menil, Sergey Rachmaninoff’s Birthday Celebration, Earth Day in the Woodlands, Audubon Place Walking Tours, Froberg’s Family Farm, Opening Night of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company”, Live it BIG Fest on Washington Avenue, Birth of Cool, The Delphic Oracle, 2010 Pink Ribbon House to Fight Breast Cancer, Medianation: Performing for the Screen

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Wednesday Night Drinks at Mugsy’s

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 8:00

Mugsy’s Speakeasy
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? Yes, while I’m recommending a Wednesday night, you might also try Monday, that’s steak night for the carnivores.
Can I drink there? Yes, while it is in fact a speakeasy, you won’t need a password to get in, and you won’t have to worry about the authorities bustin’ the joint. Capisce?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Robert Ellis & the Boys at Mango’s Cafe

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 8:00

Mango’s Cafe
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? Yes, all sorts of food, but the pride is in the vegetarian cuisine.
Can I drink there? Yes, this occasion begs for beer and sawdust.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

AIGA Houston Presents 50 Books / 50 Covers

Thursday, April 8, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception. Continues through May 29, 2010

The Museum of Printing History
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Menil Contemporaries: Picnic and Outdoor Screening of “Leaps Into the Void” with Andrea Glover

Friday, April 9, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.

The Lawn at the Menil
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, with the weather we’ve been having, a picnic is the only rightful way to fulfill hunger at an outdoor event.
Can I drink there? Yes, don’t get belligerent.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Sergey Rachmaninoff’s Birthday Celebration at the Russian Cultural Celebration

Friday, April 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas [2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, you’re there to celebrate and experience the music of Rachmaninoff.
Can I drink there? Yes, Champaigne will be served.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Earth Day Festival in the Woodlands (Longest Running Earth Day Celebration in the Greater Houston Area)

Saturday,
April 10, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Woodlands High School [6101 Research Forest Drive]
Where: The Woodlands, North Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes. with more than 100 booths, 19 Ecology carnival activities, performances from Vocal Trash (they use recycled materials in their performances), and entertainment from Earth Capades.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Audubon Place Walking Tours

Saturday,
April 10, 2010, 1:30 and 1:45 (lasting roughly two hours)

3419 Audubon [Audubon and Harold]
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No, on beautiful days like these head to Paulie’s beforehand, then walk off that fullness you’ve no doubt gotten from the food.
Can I drink there? No, consume with your other senses. You’ll be experiencing architecture and materials dating back to the early 20th Century.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Froberg’s Family Farm & Your Next Meal or Four

Saturday or Sunday,
April 10 or 11, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Froberg’s Family Farm
Where: Alvin, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes. Look alive, strawberries are in season. YUM!
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Opening of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” by the Masquerade Theatre

Opening on Saturday, April 9, 2010, at 8:00 pm

The Hobby Center For The Performing Arts
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light refreshments.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Live It BIG Fest on Washington Avenue

Saturday, April 10, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

20+ Bars Up and Down Washington Avenue [Parking: Washington Wave Parking Lots, the South West Corner of Houston and Memorial & 230 T.C. Jester]
Where: Washington Ave / Memorial
Can I eat there? Yes, you’re there raise money for select small and start-up charities, by purchasing food and drink.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s for a few good causes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Birth of Cool at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

January 30, 2010 through April 18, 2010, Tuesday through Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Brown Foundation Gallery
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, this is about seeing the work of Barkley L. Hendricks and experiencing culture through his paintings.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

“Ancient Legends Vindicated – The Delphic Oracle”

Thursday, April 22, 2010 7:00 p.m.

Houston Baptist University, Mabee Teaching Theater [7502 Fondren Rd.]
Where: Houston Baptist University, South West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, this is getting the facts straight on Apollo, Gaia, oracles and whether or not Dionysus lived in Delphi during the Winter.
Can I drink there? No, instead take in the words of Dr. John Hale of the University of Louisville.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

2010 Pink Ribbon House Tours to Help in Fighting Breast Cancer

April 16, 17, 18 and April 23, 24, 25, Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The 2010 Pink Ribbon House [10807 Bridlewood Street in Hunters Creek Village]
Where: West Houston, Hunters Creek Village, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, and you’re there to contribute to the Baylor College of Medicine’s Research funding, so that they might further their search for a cure.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Medianation: Performing for the Screen

March 12 through April 24, 2010, at Art League Houston from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. [1953 Montrose Boulevard], at Isabella Court from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. [3917 Main Street], at New World Museum from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. [230 Center St.]

Art League Houston [1953 Montrose Boulevard], Isabella Court [3917 Main Street], New World Museum [230 Center St.]
Where: Inside the Loop
Can I eat there? No, you’re there to see the work of Leslie Hall and Laurel Nakadate as curated by Gilbert Vicario.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Thanks to Dan, Paul, Afrodet, and Aaron for their contributions on this week’s Scoop. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Scoop of things to do in Houston, just a weekly reminder of what makes this city great.

— Richard

Comments

Dan — Wednesday, April 7, 2010 1:37 pm

My neighborhood association – Audubon Place in The Montrose – is having a guided walking tour of some of our great old houses this Saturday at 10:00 AM.

How can I get this listed on your site?

You can see it here: http://www.audubonplace.net

Thanks!

Dan Piette

Richard — Wednesday, April 7, 2010 2:11 pm

Dan,
It’s been added. Although the time you’ve listed in the comments differs from that on the Audubon site?
Thanks for the contribution!

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