September 14th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 9.14.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Greetings from Houston, Brennan’s Ex-Crab-Aganza, Dialogues of a Disparate World, Bernar Venet’s Monumental Sculptures, Beyond the Frames with Vladimir Frumin, Saint Boniface’s Last Days, Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center, Dante Marioni’s Glass Works, SFA Rugby vs. SHSU Rugby, Runaway Sun at the Mucky Duck, Great Israeli Opera Voices, and Red Annual Membership Drive and Date Auction

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Greetings From Houston: Vintage Post Card Views of the City


Tuesday, September 14, 2010 or Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The Heritage Society [1100 Bagby]
Where: Downtown
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No. You’ve got the wrong idea. Wrong tone. “No better medium expresses the city’s transformation than the postcard. It acts as a chronicle and a window through time. One can view the earliest beginnings of the city, including horse-drawn carts in the streets and grand railway depots, to our first skyscrapers and suburban development.” — Daniel E. Monsanto – Postcard History Series
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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


Tuesday, September 14, 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.

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


Tuesday,
September 14, 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, South Houston, Worth the Drive
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, September 14, 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.

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


Wednesday, September 15, 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 15, 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).

Saint Boniface’s Last Days: Works by Peat Duggins


Friday, September 17, 2010 or any day through October 11, 2010 Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Art Palace [3913 Main St.]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No. Instead, peruse the sculptures and installations presented to you.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center


Friday, September 17, 2010 through September 25, 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).

Dante Marioni: Recent Glass Works


Friday, September 17, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wade Wilson Art Gallery [Montrose, Suite 200b]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, the glass works of Dante Marioni ought to dash those hunger pains while inside the gallery.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

College Rugby: Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston


Saturday, September 18, 2010, Kick-off at 2:00 p.m.

Sam Houston State University Rugby Pitch [Corner of 17th Street & Avenue O]
Where: Huntsville, North Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, bring your own. Although if you’re anything like me, you’ll be pacing the sidelines, leaving little time for mastication.
Can I drink there? Yes, brown bag it.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Runaway Sun Live at the Mucky Duck


Tuesday,
September 21, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., two 1-hour sets

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck [2425 Norfolk]
Where: Upper Kirby
How much? $10.oo
Can I eat there? Yes, the food is good, but not great.
Can I drink there? Yes, aside from the consistently great live music, the beer selection is where the Mucky Duck shines.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

The Great Israeli Opera Voices Performing in a New Program “Shalom, Rosh Ha-Shana”


Wednesday, September 22, 2010 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Dowling Music
[2615 Southwest Fwy at Kirby, Ste. 220]
Where: West University
How much? $25.00, Senior citizens and students: $20.00
Can I eat there? No. However, “the program will include: unforgettable solo and ensemble interpretations of the best classical pieces of XX century, and original arrangements of Hebrew and Yiddish songs.”
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

The RedBuds 8th Annual Membership Drive and Date Auction


Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


The Gallant Knight [2511 Bissonnet St.]
Where: West University
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes. Consume live music and tasty Freebirds bites.
Can I drink there? Yes $1.00 beers.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Don’t Forget!
Today is the last day we’ll be accepting submissions for our Lone Star Beer Bash at the Brewery Ticket Giveaway. We would shorten that to “LSSBBatBTG” but that just seems atrocious. Send us your 100-word stories to contact@theloopscoop.com about your favorite Lone Star Beer memory (or non-memory) to win. We’re giving away five sets of two tickets tomorrow.

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

— Richard

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Boldy — Monday, September 27, 2010 2:40 am

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Boldy

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