July 20th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 7.20.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: National Ice Cream Day, Eyes Wide Open at the JCC, Marvelous Wonderettes, Tommy Alverson and Amos Staggs, Landmine Marathon and Carrion Sun at Walter’s, DNC Worldwide Networking Mixer and Benefit, Jamaican Beer Special at Onion Creek, The BIG SHOW at Lawndale Art Center, The Paper Runway, Light of the Sufis, Mixers and Elixirs, Harvest Texas Luau Dinner, Star Wars: Clone Wars, The Soapranos, Annual Charity Casino Night, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston, and Magic at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

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National Ice Cream Day Celebrations at the Children’s Museum of Houston


Monday, July 19, 2010, though Wednesday, July 21, 2010, Make your own ice cream on Wednesday only from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The Children’s Museum of Houston [1500 Binz]
Where: The Museum District
How much? $8.00 per person, $7.00 for seniors 65+, children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.
Can I eat there? Yes, create menu options for your ice cream shop, make your own colorful cone art to wear, or simply enjoy this tasty dessert on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Eyes Wide Open at the Jewish Community Center


Wednesday, July 21, 2010, July 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

The Jewish Community Center [5601 S. Braeswood]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? $8.00 for JCC Members, Patrons of the Arts and MFAH Film Buffs, $10.00 for the Public, $7.00 for Member Students and Seniors, and $9.00 for Public Students and Seniors
Can I eat there? No. This is a story of moral principles and succumbing to temptation in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, allow yourself to get sucked in to his fascinating tale. Forget the food.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Marvelous Wonderettes at Stages Repertory Theatre


Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

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.

Tommy Alverson and  Amos Staggs at Puffabelly’s as Part of the Davin James Songwriter Showcase


Wednesday, July 21, 2010, Show starts at 8:00 p.m.


Puffabelly’s [100 Main St.]
Where: Old Town Spring, North Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? $8.00 cover charge, plus the price of food and booze. Expect at least $30.00 by night’s end for  you and one other.
Can I eat there? Yes, Fried Green Tomatoes and Pickles, Puff-A-Peppers, Triple Decker Grilled Cheese and the Hamburger Steak all draw attention.
Can I drink there? Yes, makes sense to. I know I went on about the food, but drinking a beer while listening to these Texas legends entertain should probably take priority.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Landmine Marathon, P.L.F,  H.R.A., Red River,  and Carrion Sun at Walter’s on Washington


Thursday, July 23, 2010, doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Walter’s On Washington [4215 Washington Ave.]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? $7.00
Can I eat there? No. It’s the music of Landmine Marathon, p.l.f., and Carrion Sun you’re there to consume.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

DNC Worldwide Networking Mixer + Benefit for the Bona Foundation


Thursday, July 23, 2010, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Bachelor / Bachelorette Auction begins at 8:30 p.m.

Mezzanine Lounge [2200 Southwest Freeway #150]
Where: Upper Kirby
How much? Free! They will have a raffle with an HDTV giveaway and more. A Bachelon and Silent Auction with 100% of the proceeds to go towards the BONA Foundation—fighting childhood obesity one pound at a time.
Can I eat there? Yes, they will have a complimentary appetizer table set up. Full menu as well.
Can I drink there? Yes, absolutely, drink specials include $3.00 wells and $3.50 Jager & Tuaca shots.
From where did we Scoop this event? Mike Calimbas.

Jamaican Beer Special at Onion Creek


Thursday, July 22, 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.
BOOOOOO! Starbucks with no alcohol! Hooray Beer!

The Big Show | 2010 at the Lawndale Art Center


Friday, July 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Caroline Wiess Law Building [1001 Bissonnet at Main]
Where: The Museum District
How much? 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.

Mixers and Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science with Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters


Friday, July 23, 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 if you’re expecting to partake.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Harvest Texas Luau Dinner at the Messina Hof Winery


Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Messina Hof Estate [4545 Old Reliance Road] (Call to make reservations: 979-778-9463 ext. 234)
Where: Bryan, Northwest of Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? $75 plus tax and gratuity. This might seem like too much, but with luau festivities consisting of Hawaiian music, hula lessons and contest, food and wine, games and the roasting of a pig, the price is put in to perspective.
Can I eat there? Yes, Teriyaki glazed flank steak, Ponzu grilled chicken paired with Beau, Kalua pork, baked potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, a fruit and cheese tray, and potato salad.
Can I drink there? Yes, Un-Oaked Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, 2009 Pinot Noir, Beau, 2008 Gewurztraminer, and Barrel Reserve Port.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Star Wars: Clone Wars at Space Center Houston


Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or anytime until Saturday, September 18, 2010

Space Center Houston [1601 NASA PARKWAY (formerly NASA Rd 1)]
Where: Clear Lake, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? $15.95 to $19.95
Can I eat there? Yes, there are concessions available. If a food court meal isn’t you thing try  T-bone Tom’s about 10 minutes away or Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant west of  NASA, just down the street.
Can I drink there? No, the exhibits of Star Wars related things simply trump the importance of the drink.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Soapranos at Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant


Saturday, July 24, 2010, seating at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. (purchase your tickets ahead of time, call 832.319.1807)

Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant [1101 Nasa Pkwy]
Where: Clear Lake, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? $44.95 per person and includes:the show, a three course dinner, and gratuity. A credit card is required.
Can I eat there? Yes, you won’t be disappointed.
Can I drink there? Yes, if you’re like me and audience participation makes you uncomfortable, perhaps the more the better.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Annual Charity Casino Night with KoC


Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Prince of Peace Catholic Community Center [19222 Tomball Parkway]
Where: Tomball, Northwest Houston, It’s or Charity
How much? $20.00 for advanced tickets (please contact Matt Maciejeski at 281-469-0882 or 713-858-2056), $25.00 at the door.
Can I eat there? Yes, they will provide delicious snacks but you’ll want to direct your attention to the professionally operated tables running blackjack, craps, roulette, poker and Texas Hold’em. With $50,000 in play money, be sharp.
Can I drink there? Yes, beer, wine and soda are available for a small donation.
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.

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.


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Comments

Roxanne — Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:21 am

The Light of the Sufis exhibit is included with your admission at the MFAH, it isn’t $25.

Richard — Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:45 pm

Thank you, Roxanne, for catching that. Unless I’m mistaken though(it’s happened a time or two), the Website states a fee of $25.00.

Roxanne — Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:29 pm

The MFAH website shows the catalog for the show, which is $25, but doesn’t do a very good job of distinguishing that it’s separate from the actual exhibit.

Richard — Friday, July 23, 2010 7:10 am

Aha! Understood. Thanks again for pointing that out and clearing the confusion.

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