May 25th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 5.25.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Buxton at Discovery Green, a Conversation at the Lawndale Art Center, Cirque de la Symphonie, Concert in the Park with Route 66, Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show, We Love Jeff Bridges at the MFAH, Sizzling Summer Dance, Plants! the Musical, Freaky Friday in the Woodlands, Intelligence Slave at the Alley, Darren Waterston at the Inman Gallery, Texas Reds and Steak Festival and Father’s Day Brunch, Texas Music Festival at the Moores Opera House, A Tejano Son

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Buxton at Discovery Green


Thursday, May 27, 2010 Show starts at 5:00 p.m.

Discovery Green [500 McKinney St]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, bring your own food. It’s close to Summer and that means picnics and plenty of bug spray, right?
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Gallery Conversation with Emily Ballew Neff & Lily Cox-Richard


Thursday, May 27, 2010 Show starts at 5:30 p.m.

Lawndale Art Center [4912 Main Street]
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, this is educational. Before you head out there, whip out that dusty art appreciation book you’ve got on your coffee table and refresh on words like density, mass, and conflict as they relate to sculpture. You’ll certainly be hearing them a lot. I’d hate for you to be lost.
Can I drink there? No. But I’ll be having a beer when I do in fact crack open that old coffee table book mentioned above. Why not?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Cirque de la Symphonie with the Houston Symphony


Friday, May 28, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Jones Hall [615 Louisiana Street]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions, don’t expect to fill for dinner.
Can I drink there? Yes, absolutely.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Concert in the Park Series at Stevenson Park in Friendswood with Route 66


Friday, May 28, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Stevenson Park
Where: Friendswood, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, grab some KFC or make your own lawn sampler.
Can I drink there? No, negative, but if 9:00 p.m. is too early to call it a night, some of us at the Loop Scoop offices have been known to hit up Cheers or Molly’s when down that way.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show


Friday, May 28, 2010 7:30 p.m.

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts [800 Bagby]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes, this is another one for the family. Know what I’m sayin’?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

We Love Jeff Bridges at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts: The Fabulous Baker Boys and Starman


Friday, May 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, [1001 Bissonnet St.]
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, there are a few small cafes with that art.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Sizzling Summer Dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre


Friday, May 28, 2010 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Miller Outdoor Theatre
Where: Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, bring that pic-a-nic basket and enjoy Bri  or PB & J or PB & Onion, whatever it is that you bring in your’s.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Plants! The Musical at Antidote Coffee


Friday, May 28, 2010 from 8:00 p.m.

Antidote Coffee [729 Studewood]
Where: The Heights
Can I eat there? Yes, but you know by now this is a loaded question, there’s always more to it than eating. Keith Reynolds and Ashley Horn have combined their writing powers in creating this completely clean musical. No F-bombs?
Can I drink there? Yes, but keep it family friendly, unless you’re German, like me, in which case that’s not enough. On second thought, keep it workplace friendly? Safe.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

“Movie Night” at Waterway Square Showing of Freaky Friday


Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Waterway Square [729 Studewood]
Where: The Woodlands, North Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes. Which version will they show, the Curtis/Lohan or Harris/Foster? If they’re smart, they’ll show Harrister, Curtohan would just drag down the family in family-fun, given her recent outings.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Intelligence Slave at the Alley Theatre


Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Neuhaus Stage at the Alley Theatre [729 Studewood]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes. This is rumored to be a powerful piece of work about the Holocaust concentration camp prisoner Curt Herzstark, and his inventing of the world’s first hand held four functions calculator. Easy on the intake, you’ll want your wits and perception at full strength.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Darren Waterston’s Anatomies at the Inman Gallery


Through June 19, 2010

The Inman Gallery [3901 Main St.]
Where: The Fourth Ward
Can I eat there? No, Darren Waterston’s art is far to fascinating to be thinking of food.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival in Bryan with the Messina Hof Winery


June 18, 2010 through June 20, 2010 (Father’s Day Brunch at the estate)

Festival takes place in Downtown Bryan, Texas. The Father’s Day Brunch is to be held at the Messina Hof Estate.
Where: Bryan, Northwest of Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, eat, walk, explore, learn, listen, show your father your appreciation, this three day event really offers more than we’re able to get into here.
Can I drink there? Yes, taste the varietal called the “Top Texas Wine” at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for four years in a row.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Texas Music Festival at the Moores Opera House


Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

The Moores Opera House
Where: The University of Houston, Main Campus
Can I eat there? No, this is your chance to not only hear Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, but also the Star Spangled Banner to be conducted by the winner of the Texas Music Festival’s “Conducting with the Stars” (Facebook). Vote for a candidate here
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

A Tejano Son of Texas at the Heritage Society of Houston


Weekly, through July 3, 2010

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, this is learning a bit of Texas history through photographs and artifacts.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

(Post photo courtesy of b_gathright’s photostream on flickr)

Thanks to Paul, C.J., and Afrodet for their contributions on this week’s Scoop.

— Richard

Comments

Afrodet — Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:43 pm

Buxton show starts at 6:30 but the doors “open” at 5.

Afrodet — Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:44 pm

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and
Houston magazine invite you to
Sexy Summer in the City
A runway fashion show with sizzlin’ looks from
M2M and Zingara Swimwear
Feast on Fashions and sweet sexy treats tossed with champagne and pink martinis
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Doors Open 6:30 – 9PM I Fashion Show 7:30PM
Momentum Audi I 2315 Richmond Avenue
$20 suggested donation / $50 VIP includes runway seating.
All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Hosted by: Beth Bryant, Jared Lang, Cortney Cole, Cara Morales, Edward Sanchez, Stephanie O’Keefe, Erica Rose, Erica Garza
RSVP: misty.russo@momentumaudi.net
Complimentary valet

Richard — Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:52 pm

Thanks for the suggestionez, Afrodet.

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