August 17th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 8.17.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Beyond the Frames with Vladimir Frumin, Houston Restaurant Week, Houston’s Farmer’s Market, Indiana Jones at Miller Outdoor Theatre, All You Can Eat Spaghetti, the Whole Shebang, Honky Tonk Happy Hour, Wine Tasting with the ICCC, Dolls Now, Beetle at the Continental Club, New Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center, The Paper Runway, Hot Undies Fun Run, Heading to Froberg’s Farm, Anvil Sunday Brunch, Open Mic Night at Te House of Tea, Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys, and MAGIC

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The Russian Cultural Center Hosts “Beyond the Frames,” Works by Vladimir Frumin


Tuesday, August 17, 2010 through September 30, 2010 or Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Russian Cultural Center
Our Texas [2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005]
Where: Downtown
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, “but the provocative series of images which takes a classical subject, the women’s figure, and treats it in a sculptural manner that applies Renaissance principals of lighting and shade,” should take the kick out of your hunger.
Can I drink there? Yes, wine.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Houston Restaurant Week to Benefit Houston Food Bank (Last Week!)


August 1, 2010 through August 21, 2010 (not really a week, is it?)


City-wide
Where:
City-wide
How much?
$35.00 at participating restaurants will get you a fancy three courser! $5.00 of that goes to the Houston Food Bank. Or, select restaurants will offer a $20.00 two-course lunch, donating $3.00 of each lunch sold to the Houston Food Bank. Reservations are required.
Can I eat there? Yes, delicious food from all over the Greater Houston Area.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Houston’s Farmer’s Market at Rice University


Tuesday, August 17, 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? Here.

Adventure Week at Miller Outdoor Theatre Brings Us Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and the Last Crusade


Tuesday, August 17, 2010, Wednesday, August 18, 2010, Thursday, August 19, 2010, all starting at 8:15 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. I would enter some fine Indiana Jones quotes or links, but I’m just too much the trilogies bed-fellow to narrow down amazing points to any number fewer than 20.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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


Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Noah’s Ark Bar & Grill [4438 Boulevard]
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 Whole Shebang at the Hooks-Epstein Galleries (Last Week!)


Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
or Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday from now until Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hook’s Epstein Galleries [2631 Colquitt]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, experiencing the art should be your concern.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mitch Jacobs


Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at  6:00 p.m.


The Hideaway [3122 Dunvale]
Where: Woodlake / Briar Meadow, West Houston, Just Outside the Loop, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Le Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo & Emilia-Romagna – A Wine Tasting with the Italian Cultural & Community Center


Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

The Milford House [1101 Milford at Montrose]
Where: The Museum District
How much? $40.00 for ICCC members and $45.00 for Non-members
Can I eat there? Yes, appetizers will be served including artiginal Italian cheeses, prosciutto and other antipasto items.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Dolls Now at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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, instead allow Afrodet to fill you in on what you’ll be consuming, “It’s an exhibition of imaginative art dolls handcrafted by members of the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists.”
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Loopster, Afrodet, told us.

Beetle at the Continental Club


Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


The Continental Club
, right next door to The Big Top [3700 Main Street]
Where:
The Fourth Ward
How much?
Free, totally free. No admission charge!
Can I eat there? Yes, or you might try Tacos A Go-go , just a stones throw away.
Can I drink there? Yes, just don’t end up like these guys.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

New Exhibitions Opening at Lawndale Art Center


Friday, August 20, 2010 (Opening Reception – from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) through September, 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, you’ve got the art of Boozefox in the M. O’Quinn Gallery, Robert Jackson Harrington transforming the Mezzanine Gallery, Tobiah Mundt with whimsical creatures in the Grace R. Cavnar Gallery, Logan Sebastian Beck documenting an incredible adventure in the Project Space, and the work of Nancy Douthey can be seen in the Snack Project gallery. Food just won’t matter during all of these experiences.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

The Paper Runway at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Friday, August 20, 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.

Hot Undies Fun Run


Saturday, August 21, 2010 12:00 p.m.: Registration & Packet Pick-up, 2:00 p.m.: Underwear Run, 2:30 p.m.: After Party – Music, Food, Drinks and Raffle
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Brian O’ Niell’s Irish Pub [5555 Morningside Drive]
Where: West University
How much? $35.00: August 1st through August 21st $40.00: Day of event
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Head to Froberg’s Farm


Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or anytime until Saturday, September 18, 2010

Froberg’s Farm [11875 County Road 190]
Where: Alvin, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? This depends on your addiction to all things local. Prices vary.
Can I eat there? Yes, but concentrate on gathering food for any number of fresh meals soon to be made in your future. Look for nectarines, okra, cucumbers, cantaloupe, eggplant, peaches, peas, and plums. Delicious!
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Anvil Bar & Refuge Sunday Brunch


Sunday, August 22, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Anvil Bar & Refuge [1424 Westheimer Rd.]
Where: Montrose
How much? It depends on what you order, expect more than $50 for you and one other.
Can I eat there? Yes, with items like the 12 o’clock Pizza, topped with eggs and bacon, my mouth is watering as I type this..
Can I drink there? Yes, don’t be shy.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Open Mic Night at Te House of Tea


Monday, August 23, 2010 from 9:00 p.m. to Midnight

Te House of Tea [1927 Fairview St.]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, but know that music, poetry, spoken word artists–all are welcome.
Can I drink there? Yes, fine teas from around the world, organic teas, and fairly-traded teas.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Sean Reefer and Resin Valley Boys at the Hideaway


Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.

The Hideaway [3122 Dunvale]
Where: Woodlake / Briar Meadow, West Houston, Just Outside the Loop, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
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.

— Richard

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