June 15th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 6.15.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Wine & Food Week, One Was Nude and One Wore Tails, USA vs. Slovenia at Beaver’s, Out of Line at the Iyollo, the Complete History of America, Concert in the Park, 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, Lonestar Beer’s Landowner’s Challenge at Griff’s, Secret Cities at Mango’s, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Texas Music Festival at the Moores Opera House

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Wine & Food Week in the Woodlands


Monday, June 14, 2010 through Sunday, June 20, 2010

Events spread across nine different locations
Where: The Woodlands, North Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Ticket prices range from $20.00 for a luncheon and go all the way up to $250.00 for a luxurious dinner.
Can I eat there? Yes, the opportunities will be abundant.
Can I drink there? Yes, the name suggests this action.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

One-Night-Only Public Performance of Dario Fo's One Was Nude and One Wore Tails, produced by the Main Street Theatre


Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 7.30 p.m.

The Menil Galleries [1501 Branard] where the work of Maurizio Cattelan can be found
Where: Montrose
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, don’t expect your dinner though.
Can I drink there? Yes, lightly.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

USA vs. Slovenia – All Day Specials for the 2010 World Cup at Beaver’s Ice House


Friday, June 18, 2010 Game starts 9:00 a.m.

Beaver’s Ice House [2310 Decatur St.]
Where: Washington Heights
How much? Free admission, but aside from rooting for the US, you’re there to consume. Expect to spend money after you smell the food at the next table.
Can I eat there? Yes, at 9:30 a.m. expect cheaper breakfast tacos, appetizers, and desserts.
Can I drink there? Yes, cheap Texas Drafts, $2.00 Lonestars and PBR’s,  and $10.00 buckets of Lonestar and PBR.
From where did we Scoop this event? Do713

Out of Line at the Iyollo Gallery


Friday, June 18, 2010 Game starts 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Iyollo Gallery [700 Silver St.]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, but let’s be honest, the art of Adrian Landon Brooks, Othniel King, George Manzur, Analy Nakat, Fernando Ramirez, Michael C. Rodriguez, and Molly Rodriguez is more important.
Can I drink there? Yes, as always, where there’s a gallery opening, there’s alcohol. Never was the need for social lubrication greater than when trying to talk about art. Right?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Complete History of America at Stages Repertory Theatre


Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 3:00 p.m.

Stages Repertory Theatre [3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101]
Where: Washington Ave / Memorial
How much? Tickets $26.00 or $36.00 depending on time and seating
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions, but the reason for this experience’s inclusion on the RS, is so that we might learn the history that wasn’t taught in history books.
Can I drink there? Yes, but softly, you’ll want all your faculties about you, when you dive into 600 years worth of history.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Passion Pit featuring Tokyo Police Club


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

Warehouse Live [813 St. Emanuel Street]
Where: Montrose
How much? General Admission $23.00
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

Concert in the Park Series at Stevenson Park in Friendswood with the Green Onions


Friday, June 18, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Stevenson Park
Where: Friendswood, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free, unless you count the price of gas and takeout.
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.

Intelligence Slave at the Alley Theatre


Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The Neuhaus Stage at the Alley Theatre [729 Studewood]
Where: Downtown
How much? 2:30 Showing – $21.00, 8:00 Showing – $55.00
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 Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Inman Gallery [3901 Main St.]
Where: The Fourth Ward
How much? Free Admission
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
How much? (Festival) Wine Lover’s Package Includes 1 Souvenir Wine Glass, 10 Tickets, 1 Steak Plate at $33.00 (Winery Tour) $5.00 (Father’s Day Brunch) $50.00 per person
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.

Anvil Bar & Refuge Sunday Brunch


Sunday, June 20, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Anvil Bar & Refuge [1424 Westheimer Rd.]
Where: Montrose
How much? It depends on what you order, expect more than $50 for you and one other.
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 22, 2010

Rice University [1600 Main Street]
Where: West University
How much? Price varies upon quantity purchased. Expect to pay a few dollars more per item than you would at Kroger.
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

Lone Star Beer’s Landowner’s Challenge at Griff’s Bar


Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Griff’s Bar [3416 Roseland Street]
Where: Midtown
How much? Free admission
Can I eat there? Yes, it’s a fish fry benefiting Noah’s Kitchen. But, your there to watch three Texans compete at washer toss, fish cleaning, tub fishing and trivia for the grand prize of lakefront land in Conroe.
Can I drink there? Yes, with Lonestar, why not?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Secret Cities at Mango’s


Friday, June 25, 2010 (doors open at 8:00PM)

Mango’s Cafe [403 Westheimer]
Where: Midtown
How much? Free, but not ordering something is just poor manners.
Can I eat there? Yes, all sorts of food, but the pride is in the vegetarian cuisine.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth at Miller Outdoor Theatre


Friday, June 25, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Miller Outdoor Theatre
Where: Hermann Park
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, bring your own food or purchase some at the concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

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
How much? $15.00 for General Admission, $10.00 for Student / Senior
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). Voting is now closed.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

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

Special thanks to Chris for his excellent feedback!

— Richard

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