July 27th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 7.27.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Movie Night at the Mink, Pilates and Yoga, Peter and James, Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia, The Big SLIDE SHOW, Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap, Jamaican Beer Special at Onion Creek, Happy Hour at Laurenzo’s, The BIG SHOW at Lawndale Art Center, a Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Paper Runway, Light of the Sufis, Mixers and Elixirs, Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra, Star Wars: Clone Wars, The Soapranos, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston

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Movie Night at The Mink


Tuesday, July 28, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

The Mink on Main [3718 Main Street]
Where: The Fourth Ward
How much? Free admission, but with wine bottles starting at $10.00, $3 wells, and $2.00 Bourbon whiskey shots, I guess you might as well buy some alcohol?
Can I eat there? Popcorn!
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Do713.

Pilates + Yoga = PiYo with TUTS


Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Discovery Green [1500 McKinney]
Where: Downtown
How much? Free.
Can I eat there? No, this is fitness and relaxation. Do keep an eye out for Pauldo though, he eats salad now. Yoga and Pilates aren’t far behind.
Can I drink there? No, not the place for such things.
From where did we Scoop this event? Do713.

Peter and James at Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge


Wednesday, July 28, 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.

Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia at Taps House of Beer


Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Taps House of Beer [5120 Washington]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? Free admission, but it’s Taps. Over 90 beers on tap. Money will be spent.
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Do713.

The Big SLIDE Show | 2010 at the Lawndale Art Center


Wednesday and Thursday, July 29, 2010 and July 30, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lawndale Art Center [4912 Main Street]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, this is your chance to see slides of the various works alongside narrations and explanations by the the artists themselves.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Agatha Christie’s the Mousetrap at the Alley Theatre


Thursday, July 28, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., or
Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Runs through August 8, 2010

Hubbard Stage at the Alley Theatre [615 Texas Avenue]
Where: Downtown
How much? 7:30 Showings – $21.00 to $ 49.00, 8:00 Showings – $21.00 to $55.00, 2:30 Showings – $21.00 to $55.00
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes, but slowly, the big twist at the end must be kept secret. We simply can’t have any loose-lipped individuals ruining for the rest of us.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Jamaican Beer Special at Onion Creek


Thursday, July 29, 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!

Happy Hour at Laurenzo’s


Friday, July 30, 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).

The Big Show | 2010 at the Lawndale Art Center Only Two More Weeks!


Friday, July 30, 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.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Miller Outdoor Theatre


Friday, July 30, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Miller Outdoor Theatre [100 Concert Dr]
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.

The Paper Runway at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Friday, July 30, 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, Only Two More Weeks!


Friday, July 30, 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 Yelba & Latin Fire


Friday, July 30, 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.

24th Annual Watermelon Dance and Summer Social


Saturday, July 31, 2010, Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and stay open until 2:00 a.m.

Last Concert Cafe [1403 Nance Street]
Where: Downtown
How much? $15 per person; $20 per Couple
Can I eat there? Take a bite of the juicy stuff and find a place to spit the seeds.
Can I drink there? Of course.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra


Saturday, July 31, 2010, Doors open at 7:00 p.m.,  Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

The House of Blues Houston [1204 Caroline Street]
Where: Downtown
How much? $18.75 for a 4 Pack – General Admission, $25.00 – Standing Room Only, $30.00 – Reserved 2, $35.00 – Reserved 1, $40.00 – Floor
Can I eat there? Yes, but the music should take priority.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Star Wars: Clone Wars at Space Center Houston


Saturday, July 31, 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 31, 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.

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.


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