June 29th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 6.29.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Bard’s Night, Houston Farmer’s Market, Free Texas Hold ‘em and Endless Spaghetti, The White Album, Happy Hour at Lorenzo’s, Independence Day Party at T-Bone Tom’s, A Tejano Son, Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre, European Design Fair, a Rare Willie Nelson Documentary and Robert Ellis, WAR’ Hous vs. Little Miss Artsy, and Magic at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

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BARD’S NIGHT OPEN MIC at Avant Garden Houston


Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.


Avant Garden Houston [411 Westheimer]
Where: Neartown / Montrose
How much? Free, but I’ve said it before, be a gent or lady and order something.
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.

Houston’s Farmer’s Market at Rice University


Tuesday, June 29, 2010 and Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

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


Wednesday, June 30, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Noah’s Ark Bar & Grill
Where: Bacliff, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Cheaper than you might think. $5.95 for Regular Spaghetti, Add Meatballs 75¢ ,  Chili Spaghetti $6.95, Add Cheddar Cheese 35¢
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.

The White Album: Six Artists Interpret the Color White


Wednesday, June 30, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.

Wade Wilson Art Gallery [4411 Montrose Blvd. Suite #200]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, with Lucinda Cobley, Joseph Cohen, Danielle Frankenthal, Joseph Marioni, Jill Moser and Mark Williams all displaying their take on the color white, food will be an afterthought.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Happy Hour at Laurenzo’s


Friday, July 1, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Laurenzo’s [4412 Washington Avenue]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much: Expect to spend at least $30.00 on just yourself
Can I eat there? Yes, please do. It’s delicious!
Can I drink there? Yes, it is Happy Hour. Take advantage of this work day reward, with selected wines and their special margaritas at half price, why not?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Kemah’s Independence Day Parade After Party at T-Bone Tom’s


Saturday, July 3, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

T-Bone Tom’s Steakhouse Restaurant
[707 Highway 146]
Where: Kemah, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free admission, but what’s the fun of this experience without some food and beverage?
Can I eat there? Yes, splurge on Tom’s Choice Rib Eye or fill up on appetizers with the ever impressive Armadillo Eggs.
Can I drink there? Yes, they’ve got Saint Arnold on top, so that’s a step in the correct beer drinking direction.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

A Tejano Son of Texas at the Heritage Society of Houston (Ends This Week)


Through Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
[1100 Bagby Street]
Where: Downtown
How much? Free
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.

ExxonMobile Star-Spangled Salute


Friday, July 4, 2010 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 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. Although, cannons, the 1812 Overture and the Texas Tenors promise to cancel out the need for further consumption after a days worth of indulgence at the grill.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

European Design Fair


Wednesday and Thursday July 7, 2010 and July 8, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Custom Home Concept by Jorge Bisbal [1821 West Main St. Unit C]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free admission, but with watches, jewelry, furniture, and lifestyle products from Europe, you might take advantage of these specially priced items and spend quite a bit. All proceeds benefit The Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas”
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Aurora Picture Show Brings Rare Willie Nelson Documentary to Houston


Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:00 p.m. Robert Ellis Accoustic Performance 8:00 p.m. and Film Screening Begins at 8:40 p.m.

Tony Marron Park [808 North York]
Where: Downtown
How much? $10 for non-members and $5 for Aurora members and Bayou Buddies
Can I eat there? Yes, you may bring a picnic if treats from H-Town StrEATS, Banquet Depot and Lonestar Novelty Ice Cream won’t suffice.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

War’ HOUS vs. Little Miss Artsy Art Soiree


Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.


War’Hous Visual Studios
[4715 Main St]
Where:
The Museum District
How much?
Free
Can I eat there?
Yes, but with the female only gathering of artists such as Amy Abito, Devra Singer, Julianne Christoffel, Claire Richards, Jordan Sills, Kim Hoang, Jessica Rice,Qindeel Butt, Dominique Garcia, Barbara Harmer, Suzanne Buckland, Christina Torado, Elizabeth Cencini, and Marjon Fatemizadeh Aucoin all showing their work, is food priority at that point?
Can I drink there? Yes, the event is sponsored by such beverage providers. Chances are, they’ll have a cash bar.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

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
How much? $15.00 for Member, $27.00 for Non Member Adults $22.00 for the Kindern
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 Barry, Afrodet and Barbara for their contributions on this week’s Scoop.

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Afrodet — Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:03 pm

Notes on the Emptying of a City, a performance work by Ashley Hunt
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Eldorado Ballroom
2310 Elgin Street
7:00 PM
http://projectrowhouses.org/

Afrodet — Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:09 pm

Domy Books is pleased to present sixty years of animation paintings and drawings by Gerard Baldwin
Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Domy Books, Houston
1709 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098
7-9pm, FREE ADMISSION
Exhibition runs July 3–August 5, 2010
http://domybookstore.com/

In sixty years as an animator Gerard Baldwin has made over 600,000 drawings. Although most of the drawings have disappeared, evidence of Baldwin’s art can be seen on television every day. Hundreds of animated films have been shaped by his hand, including (but not limited to) The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, The Smurfs, Yogi Bear, Mr. Magoo and The Flintstones. He is the recipient of numerous awards including eight Emmy nominations and three Emmys.

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