July 13th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 7.13.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Trivia Night at the Harp, Houston Farmer’s Market, Bastille Day at 13 Celsius, Marvelous Wonderettes, Peter and James at the Big Top, Jamaican Beer Special at Onion Creek, Pauly Shore Jokes, Young Girls Tour Kick-Off at Walter’s, Printer with Light, The BIG SHOW at Lawndale Art Center, The Paper Runway, Light of the Sufis, Bob Schneider at HOB, Mixers and Elixirs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston, WAR’ Hous vs. Little Miss Artsy, and Magic at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Trivia Night at the Harp


Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


The Harp [1625 Richmond Avenue]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free, but the drinks are cheap, so you might as well take part.
Can I eat there? Yes, free pizza.
Can I drink there? Yes, try the Carbonite (Wild Turkey and Red Bull) shot to antagonize your neurons.
From where did we Scoop this event? Do713.

Houston’s Farmer’s Market at Rice University


Tuesday, July 13, 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.

Bastille Day at 13 Celsius


Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

13 Celsius [3000 Caroline]
Where: Midtown
How much? Free admission, but those reasons for attending once inside are sold at a price.
Can I eat there? Yes! “Chef Olivier, will be making delicious sweet and savory crepes for you to feast on while you sip libations from a particularly fantastic selection of French wines and aperitifs.”
Can I drink there? Yes, with French music and French cinema abundant throughout, it only makes sense to drink of their wine. Vive la France!
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

The Marvelous Wonderettes at Stages Repertory Theatre


Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. through October 17, 2010

Stages Repertory Theatre [3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? $10.00 for Economy, $25.00 for Premium, $19.00 for Select and $14.00 for Standard
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Peter and James at Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge


Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge
[3714 Main Street]
Where: The Fourth Ward
How much? Free admission, but do take advantage of the reasonably priced drinks.
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Jamaican Beer Special at Onion Creek


Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Onion Creek [3106 White Oak]
Where: The Heights
How much? $2.00 Jamaican Beer All Day, Mon!
Can I eat there? Yes. The Chicken Breast Sandwich with provolone, bacon, country honey dijon, lettuce, tomato and red onion? It’s Matt Lucas Approved.  Also, the Veggie Sandwich strikes out with its sabre of awesomeness, it aims to kill, so don’t be surprised when you walk away feeling that veggie isn’t all bad.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Pauly Shore is Coming to Houston


Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday July 17, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Houston Improv [7620 Katy Freeway Space 431]
Where: Just Outside the Loop, Northwest Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? $22.00
Can I eat there? Yes, but you’re there for Pauly’s latest stand-up performance. Before the show, do your homework and check out his latest film, the mockumentary Adopted.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Young Girls Tour Kick-Off at Walter’s on Washington


Thursday, July 15, 2010 8:00 p.m.

Walter’s On Washington [4215 Washington Ave.]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? $6.00
Can I eat there? No. It’s music you’re there for.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Fotofest 2010 – Printing with Light


Thursday, July 15, 2010 6:00 p.m. through August 14, 2010 Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Museum of Printing History [1324 West Clay Street]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free admission for self guided tours
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Do713.

The Big Show | 2010 at the Lawndale Art Center


Friday, July 16, 2010 through August 7, 2010, or Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lawndale Art Center [4912 Main Street]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, concentrate on the fact that this year Lawndale received 976 submissions by 396 artists. Guest Juror Paul Middendorf, Co-Director for galleryHOMELAND, Portland, Oregon, selected 114 works by 85 artists for this year’s exhibition.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Paper Runway at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Friday, July 16, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m or every day of the week, excluding Sunday and Monday

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft [4848 Main Street]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free, totally free. No admission charge!
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Light of the Sufis: the Mystical Arts of Islam


Friday, July 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Caroline Wiess Law Building [1001 Bissonnet at Main]
Where: The Museum District
How much? $25.00 for this exhibit, plus general admission: Adult – $7.00, Child ages 6-18 – $3.50, Senior – $3.50, Student – $3.50
Can I eat there? Yes, there are cafes to be found.
Can I drink there? Yes, within the aforementioned cafes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bob Schneider at the House of Blues


Friday, July 16, 2010 from 8:00 p.m. Doors Open, 9:00 p.m. Show Starts

The House of Blues Houston [1204 Caroline Street]
Where: Downtown
How much? $16.50 for a 4 Pack – General Admission, $22.00 – General Admission – Advanced, $25.00 – General Admission – Day of Show, $35.00 – Balcony – Upper, $50.00 – VIP
Can I eat there? Yes, but the music should take priority.
Can I drink there? Yes, just remember if he performs “Ass Knocker” or “Tarantula” audience participation is expected, you’ll need at least some coordination. Or, then again, maybe not.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Mixers and Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science with Fab 5


Friday, July 16, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

The Houston Museum of Natural Science [5555 Hermann Park Drive]
Where: The Museum District
How much? $14.00 members, $17.00 non-members (Cash bar)
Can I eat there? Yes, complimentary appetizers!
Can I drink there? Yes, bring your cash-money if you’re expecting to partake.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston


Anytime


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston
, Main Office [6437 High Star Drive]
How much? $20 processing fee for background screening.
Where: City Wide
Can I eat there? That’s relative to where you go.
Can I drink there? No, you’re a role model .
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 Afrodet, the Wonderettes, and Barbara for their contributions on this week’s Scoop.

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