September 21st, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 9.21.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Pop Up Art Show, Bernar Venet’s Monumental Sculptures, Runaway Sun at the Mucky Duck, the Smashing Pumpkins, Greetings from Houston, Brennan’s Ex-Crab-Aganza, Dialogues of a Disparate World, Great Israeli Opera Voices, Nobody Need to Know the Price of Your Saab, Red Buds Annual Membership Drive and Date Auction, Beyond the Frames with Vladimir Frumin, Saint Boniface’s Last Days, Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center, Dante Marioni’s Glass Works, Bay Area Rugby vs. Galveston Rugby,  Rice Rugby Round Robin Tournament, UH Football vs. Tulane, and a Blood Driver for Pauline Droogleever

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Pop Up Art Show at the Chocolate Bar


Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.


The Chocolate Bar [2521 University Blvd.]
Where: Rice Village
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, only some of the sweetest treats you ever will eat.  Speaking of treats, you’ll also have the privilege of seeing art by Anna Spradley, 2:12, Kelley Devine, and Kristen Eide.
Can I drink there? Yes, coffee and a few of its variations, at that.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bernar Venet’s Monumental Sculpture Exhibit (Last Week!)


Tuesday, September 21, 2010 through September 30, 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.

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 Smashing Pumpkins at Warehouse Live


Tuesday,
September 21, 2010, Doors open at 8:00 p.m., Show starts at 9:00 p.m.

Warehouse Live [813 St. Emanuel St.]
Where: Downtown
How much? $45.oo, I wouldn’t count on there being any left the night of the show. Purchase this morning.
Can I eat there? Yes, but you’re not there for the food.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Greetings From Houston: Vintage Post Card Views of the City


Tuesday, September 14, 2010 through Nevember 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 (Last Week!)


Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Lunch:  from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Dinner: 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 21, 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.

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).

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


Wednesday, September 22, 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 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).

The Russian Cultural Center Hosts “Beyond the Frames,” Works by Vladimir Frumin (Last Week!)


Thursday, September 23, 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 24, 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 (Last Week!)


Friday, September 24, 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).

College Football: Keenumless University of Houston vs. Tulane University


Saturday, September 25, 2010, Kick-off at 2:30 p.m.

Robertson Stadium – the University of Houston – Main Campus [3875 Holman St.]
Where: The University of Houston – Main Campus
How much? $25.00 to $90.00
Can I eat there? Yes, but with Case Keenum and Cotton Turner out for the season, you’re looking to red-shirt freshman Terrance Broadway to take on an awful lot of responsibility—long story short, I’d be too nervous to have an appetite. Hopefully Bryce Beall will have a better week against Tulane to help shoulder some of the burden.
Can I drink there? Yes, peas and carrots here, folks.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Men’s Rugby: Bay Area Rugby vs. Galveston Rugby


Saturday, September 25, 2010, Kick-off at 2:00 p.m.

Galveston R.F.C.’s Rugby Pitch [7 Mile Rd. and Stewart]
Where: Galveston, South 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.

College Rugby: Rice University Round Robin Tournament with UT San Antonio and University of Houston


Saturday, September 25, 2010, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Rice University Rugby Pitch [6100 Main St.]
Where: West University
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, if you’d like.
Can I drink there? Yes. I think it’s allowed.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Blood Drive for Pauline Droogleever


Sunday, October 3, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phillipine – American Baptist Church [17540 Stuebner Airline Rd.]
Where: Spring, North West Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, cookies are provided for those that donate. Is it donating if you get something in return?
Can I drink there? Yes, juuuuuice!
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

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