June 1st, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 6.1.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Open Mic Night at Avant Garden, All You Can Eat Spaghetti, Animation at the Health Museum, Keep It Slick at Diverse Works, Concert in the Park with Mark May, Free Press Summer Fest, Movie Night in the Woodlands, Intelligence Slave at the Alley, Brunch at Anvil, Houston Farmer’s Market, Passion Pit, 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, and Magic at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

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BARD'S NIGHT OPEN MIC at Avant Garden Houston


Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.


Avant Garden Houston [411 Westheimer]
Where: Neartown / Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes, $2 beer all night, wine, and some exotic drink concoctions.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Free Texas Hold ‘Em and All You Can Eat Spaghetti at Noah’s Ark


Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Noah’s Ark Bar & Grill
Where: Bacliff, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, you can. It’s all you can eat spaghetti. Can a great seafood restaurant conquer Italian? How about you partake and let us know.
Can I drink there? Yes, do.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Animation at the Health Museum with the Cartoon Network


Thursday, June 4, 2010 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Dr. John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science [1515 Hermann Drive]
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, but this is about going behind the scenes of today’s animation, learning of its history and the thought and science that go into its creation.
Can I drink there? No, really?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with the Yes Men


Through Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Diverse Works Art Space [1117 E. Freeway]
Where: Oak Forest / Garden Oaks, North West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, this is about instilling and maintaining ethics in capitalism.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Concert in the Park Series at Stevenson Park in Friendswood with the Texas Blues of Mark May


Friday, June 4, 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.

Free Press Summer Fest 2010


Saturday, June 5, 2010 and Sunday June 6, 2010 (2PM – 10PM)

Eleanor Tinsley Park
Where: Just on the Outskirts of Downtown
Can I eat there? There will be more than one food stand this year!!
Can I drink there? Most definitely. Make sure to drink water too, though.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.
Read about last year’s adventures! Day One and Day Two

“Movie Night” at Waterway Square Showing of Little Rascals


Saturday, June 5, 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, bring a picnic, build a fort, just allow girls in, you’d should know better by your twenties.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Intelligence Slave at the Alley Theatre


Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 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.

Anvil Bar & Refuge Sunday Brunch


Sunday, June 6, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Anvil Bar & Refuge [1424 Westheimer Rd.]
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, with items like the 12 o’clock Pizza, topped with eggs and bacon, my mouth is watering as I type this..
Can I drink there? Yes, don’t be shy.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Houston’s Farmer’s Market at Rice University


Tuesday, June 16, 2010

Rice University [1600 Main Street]
Where: West University
Can I eat there? You’ll be picking up food for your weekly meals. You can wait.
Can I drink there? Drink it all in.
From where did we Scoop this event? Do713

Passion Pit featuring Tokyo Police Club


Thursday, June 17, 2010 (doors open at 8:00PM)

Warehouse Live [813 St. Emanuel Street]
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No, but grab some grub at Lucky’s before the show.
Can I drink there? Surely… for a price.
From where did we Scoop this event? Do713

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.

The Science of Wonder: MAGIC


Through September 6, 2010 (magicians appear in the exhibition Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, not at the exhibit. You’re there to view items used in the shows of Harry Blackstone, Mike Caveney, Doug Henning, and Penn & Teller. You’re there to see how magic is performed. Let me know if you have a break through. I’m still baffled by the old quarter behind the ear trick.
Can I drink there? No, but if you’re really hungry and don’t mind shelling out more than a couple bucks, you might try Zaza.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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

— Richard

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