August 24th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 8.24.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Bernar Venet’s Monumental Sculptures, Beyond the Frames with Vladimir Frumin, Minature Tigers at Mango’s, Houston’s Farmer’s Market, The Hours at Domy Books, Robert Ellis & the Boys, Dolls Now, Beetle at the Continental Club, New Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center, Annual Affordable Australian Aboriginal Arts Fair, Heading to Froberg’s Farm, Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys, Anvil Sunday Brunch, Open Mic Night at Te House of Tea, and MAGIC

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Bernar Venet’s Monumental Sculpture Exhibit


Tuesday, August 24, 2010 through September 25, 2010


Hermann Park [6201-A Hermann Park Dr.]
Where: The Medical Center
Can I eat there? No, view these larger than life sculptures, join in an experience that only a handful of other cities in the world have been a part of. Peruse this collection of “action sculpture in slow motion” or check out our impression on the Hermann Park Conservancy Photo Essay.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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


Tuesday, August 24, 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).

Miniature Tigers at Mango’s


Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.


Mango’s Cafe [403 Westheimer]
Where: Midtown
How much? That’ll be $8.00
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.

Houston’s Farmer’s Market at Rice University


Tuesday, August 24, 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.

A Showing of The Hours at Domy Books


Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.

Domy Books Houston [1709 Westheimer]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, this your chance to see a free screening of an incredible story. For you fellow soundtrack lovers out there, Phillip Glass does an impressive job lending his musical style to make the already gripping acting even more engaging.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Robert Ellis & The Boys (Live) at Under the Volcano


Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.

Under the Volcano [2349 Bissonnet]
Where: West University
How much? Uncertain, let me know if you find out.
Can I eat there? Yes, but be ready to listen to some damn fine music. If your food never arrives, it wouldn’t be a total loss.
Can I drink there? Yes, folk and country are to alcohol what tank-tops and spandex are to a gym.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Dolls Now at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Thursday, August 26, 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.

Animation at the Health Museum with the Cartoon Network (Last Week!)


Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Dr. John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science
[1515 Hermann Drive]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free to Members, $8.00 dollars to everyone else
Can I eat there? Yes, but this is about going behind the scenes of today’s animation, learning of its history and the thought and science that go into its creation.
Can I drink there? No, really?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Beetle at the Continental Club


Thursday, August 26, 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 27, 2010 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).

A5: The Annual Affordable Australian Aboriginal Art Fair


Friday, August 27, 2010 through September 11, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

The Booker Lowe Gallery [4623 Feagan St.]
Where: The Heights
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, there’s much more to see here than food.
Can I drink there? No.
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.

Head to Froberg’s Farm


Saturday, August 28, 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 29, 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 30, 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.

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

Comments

Erin — Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:46 pm

where has this been all my life? Not only can i get what’s going on weekly, but now I know if I can eat and drink??? Fantastic

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