August 31st, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 8.31.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Dialogues of a Disparate World, Bernar Venet’s Monumental Sculptures, Houston’s Farmer’s Market, Beyond the Frames with Vladimir Frumin, Dolls Now, Beetle at the Continental Club, Streets Have Soul.2 Art Fundraiser, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, New Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center, Annual Affordable Australian Aboriginal Arts Fair, MAGIC, and Brennan’s Ex-Crab-Aganza

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Rahul Mitra’s Dialogues of Disparate Worlds at UH Clear Lake


Tuesday,
August 31, 2010 through October 8, 2010 or Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. till Noon

University of Houston – Clear Lake Bayou Building, Atrium I, Second Level [2700 Bay Area Blvd.]
Where: Clear Lake
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, the art being displayed here is far more fascinating than the food in the vending machines. Eat ahead of time if your hunger is persistent, here or here. Sure those locations are not immediately close, but you might as well try one while you’re down there, no?
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bernar Venet’s Monumental Sculpture Exhibit


Tuesday, August 31, 2010 through September 25, 2010


Hermann Park [6201-A Hermann Park Dr.]
Where: The Medical Center
How much? Free
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.

Houston’s Farmer’s Market at Rice University


Tuesday, August 31, 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.

“Nobody Needs to Know the Price of your Saab” Works by Gabriel Kuri


Wednesday, September 1, 2010 through November 13, 2010, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston 1200 Fine Arts Building
Where: University of Houston Main Campus
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, this is about consumerism. So, consume the consumerist conscious art.
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


Thursday, September 2, 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).

Dolls Now at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Thursday, September 2, 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, September 2, 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.

Streets Have Soul.2


Friday, September 3, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Taft Street Coffee House / Xnihilo Gallery [2115 Taft]
Where: Montrose
How much? It’s a fundraiser, plan accordingly. Rumor has it there isn’t much space left. Reserve your table now!
Can I eat there? No, but this little shindig is benefiting Ecclesia Homeless Ministry as 15 artists, poets and musicians donate their work to be auctioned off throughout the evening.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

New Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center


Friday, September 3, 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).

The Mercury Baroque Ensemble to play Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos


Friday, September 3, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.


The Bayou Theatre at the University of Houston Clear Lake [2700 Bay Area Blvd.]
Where: Clear Lake
How much? Free, but all other shows in the UH Clea Lake Cultural Arts Series will incur you a fee.
Can I eat there? No, instead enjoy Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Amazing.
Can I drink there? No, enjoy the music.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

A5: The Annual Affordable Australian Aboriginal Art Fair (Two Weeks Left)


Friday, September 3, 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.

The Science of Wonder: MAGIC (Last Week)


Through Monday, 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.

Brennan’s of Houston to Host First Annual Ex-Crab-Aganza


Tuesday, September 7, 2010 through September 21, 2010 Lunch: Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brunch: Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Dinner: Monday through Sunday from 5:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (You’ll most likely want to make a reservation. Call 713.522.9711., to do so)

Brennan’s of Houston [3300 Smith St.]
Where: Montrose
How much? $39.00 per person. Wine pairings are available.
Can I eat there? Yes, it’s blue crab season, which gets the folks over at Brennan’s all fired up. Three courses of delicious cuisine gets us fired up!
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Thanks to Fern for her contribution on this week’s Scoop.

— Richard

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