July 6th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 7.6.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Pilates and Yogo at Discovery Green, Trivia Night at the Harp, Bard’s Night, Houston Farmer’s Market, Peter and James at the Big Top, DJ Sun at Onion Creek, European Design Fair, Printer with Light, The BIG SHOW at Lawndale Art Center, Salon Des Refusés, The Paper Runway, Light of the Sufis, Mixers and Elixirs, Joe Pug at Mango’s, 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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Pilates + Yoga = PiYo with TUTS


Tuesday, July 6, 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.

Trivia Night at the Harp


Tuesday, July 6, 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.

BARD’S NIGHT OPEN MIC at Avant Garden Houston


Tuesday, July 6, 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

Peter and James at Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge


Wednesday, July 7, 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.

DJ Sun: 45’s at Onion Creek


Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Onion Creek [3106 White Oak]
Where: The Heights
How much? Free. With DJ Sun there this is a treat, folks.
Can I eat there? Oh yes. The Chicken Breast Sandwich with provolone, bacon, country honey dijon, lettuce, tomato and red onion? It’s Matt Lucas Approved. Or, hell, it’s Steak Night from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., if chicken’s not your thing.
Can I drink there? Yes, if I might be so bold, order the Bootlegger Brown.
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).

Fotofest 2010 – Printing with Light


Thursday, July 8, 2010 6:00 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


Opening Reception Friday, July 9, 2010 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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.

Salon Des RefusÉs at Gallery 1724


Friday, July 9, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The exhibition will close August 7

Gallery 1724 [1724 Bissonnet]
Where: West University
How much? Free, totally free. No admission charge!
Can I eat there? No. However, “Salon des Refusés” is an exhibition of artworks rejected from the Big Show 2010 at Lawndale Art Center.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Paper Runway at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Friday, July 9, 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 9, 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.

Mixers and Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science with Grupo Bataca


Friday, July 9, 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.

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.

Joe Pug at Mango’s Cafe


Saturday, July 10, 2010 Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Mango’s Cafe [403 Westheimer]
Where: Midtown
How much? $14 Advanced or $16 Day Of Show
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.

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 and Barbara for their contributions on this week’s Scoop.

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