August 3rd, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 8.3.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Trivia Night at the Harp, Houston Restaurant Week, Houston’s Farmer’s Market, Pilates and Yoga, Peter and James, Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia, Dolls!, Rogue Improv, Seks at Khon’s Bar, Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap, John Hughes Party, The BIG SHOW at Lawndale Art Center, The Paper Runway, Light of the Sufis, Mixers and Elixirs, White Linen Nights in the Heights, Star Wars: Clone Wars, The Soapranos, Salutation Nation, and Open Mic Night at Te House of Tea

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Trivia Night at the Harp


Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


The Harp [1625 Richmond Avenue]
Where: Montrose
How much? $3.00 per person, no more than 6 people per team.
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.

Houston Restaurant Week to Benefit Houston Food Bank


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 3, 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.

Pilates + Yoga = PiYo with TUTS


Tuesday, August 3, 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, August 4, 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, August 4, 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.

Dolls Now at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Thrusday, August 5, 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.

Rogue Improv at Avant Garden


Thursday, August 5, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Avant Garden Houston [411 Westheimer]
Where: Montrose
How much? $5.00
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Seks at Khon’s


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Khon’s Bar [2808 Milam St.]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, but open your eyes to the Boudoir photos on display by Only Once Images.
Can I drink there? Yes, Community Coffee with chicory, whole bean or espresso, tea, wine, local beers, and special attention on the Abita Brewing Company.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Agatha Christie’s the Mousetrap at the Alley Theatre (Last Week!)


Thursday, August 5, 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.

First Annual John Hughes Party at Etro


Friday, August 6, 2010, be there at 9:00 p.m. or Principal Richard Vernon’s gonna crack some skulls

Etro [1424 Westheimer]
Where: Montrose
How much: Free
Can I eat there? No, instead dance all night to hits from your favorite Hughes films plus more 80’s favorites.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Big Show | 2010 at the Lawndale Art Center (Last Week!)


Friday, August 6, 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, August 6, 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 (Last Week!)


Friday, August 6, 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 the chromatics


Friday, August 6, 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.

White Linen Nights in the Heights


Saturday, August 6, 2010, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Pre-party at Freebirds, 6:00 p.m. #SLGT Event, 6:30 p.m. Wind Water Gallery Stage, 7:00 p.m. First Saturday Art Market Stage, 7:00 p.m. Pie Eating Contest! 7:30 p.m. Fashion Show, 8:00 p.m. UpStage Theatre 1st Annual Festival of Comedy (For more information on locations, check here)

Heights-wide
Where: The Greater Heights
How much? Price depends on the activity. Bring cash.
Can I eat there? Yes, indeed.
Can I drink there? Of course.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Star Wars: Clone Wars at Space Center Houston


Saturday, August 6, 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.

Salutation Nation


Sunday, August 7, 2010  from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston South Lawn
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free, bring a mat though
Can I eat there? No. Allow Loopster, Liz, to explain why food won’t be necessary, “Join yogis from around Houston as we take our mats outside and move and breathe through a one-hour vinyasa yoga class, guided by the city’s best instructors. The same will be happening in other cities across the continent.”
Can I drink there? Yes, water.
From where did we Scoop this event? Loopster, Liz, told us.

The Soapranos at Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant


Saturday, August 6, 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.

Open Mic Night at Te House of Tea


Monday, August 8, 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.

Thanks to Afrodet for her additions to this week’s Regular Scoop of Houston.

Loopsters, we have dropped to third place in the pecking order of Click2Houston’s Best Local Blog. Houston Dog Blog and Houston On The Cheap, while both respectable, are eating our proverbial lunch. Do us a solid and cast your vote our way today. We appreciate it. Thanks for reading.

— Richard

Comments

Afrodet Zuri — Tuesday, August 3, 2010 1:15 pm

Dolls Now, an exhibition of imaginative art dolls handcrafted by members of the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists
Presented by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Thursday, August 5 5:30pm-8pm
4848 Main Street
http://www.crafthouston.org/

liz — Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:29 pm

Salutation Nation: August 7th from 9-10:00 am on the South Lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Join yogis from around Houston as we take our mats outside and move and breathe through a one-hour vinyasa yoga class, guided by the city’s best instructors. The same will be happening in other cities across the continent.

For more information:

http://www.lululemon.com/community/blog/salutation-nation/

Houston Heights Realtor — Tuesday, August 3, 2010 6:00 pm

Anything that promotes the Heights White Linen Night) is a good thing. All we’ve done lately is fight over Walmart in the Heights (It’s not even going to be in the Heights), and changing the rules about preservation.
Come see what the Heights is like!

Richard — Wednesday, August 4, 2010 8:46 am

Thank you both Liz and Afrodet. Look for your events to be added to the Regular Scoop today.

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