September 28th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 9.28.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Houston Farmer’s Market at Rice, Movies on the Roof, Greetings from Houston, Dialogues of a Disparate World, Marvelous Wonderettes, Rock en Español, Nobody Needs to Know the Price of Your Saab, Jamaican Beer Night, Saint Boniface’s Last Days, College Football: Rice vs. SMU, ARTernative Festival, Oktoberfest with Liederkranz, , Tour the Texas Blue Bonnet Wine Trail, a Blood Driver for Pauline Droogleever, Pumpkin Beer Throwdown, and Blame the Scapegoat

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Houston’s Farmer’s Market at Rice University


Tuesday, September 28, 2010 and Tuesday, October 5, 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? Yes. With weather this amazing I think it’d do us some good to get outside, especially in the West U area.
Can I drink there? Drink it all in.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Movies on the Roof at Kohn’s


Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.


Kohn’s Wine, Darts, Coffee and Art [2808 Milam St.]
Where: Midtown
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes.
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 28, 2010 through November 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.

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


Tuesday,
September 28, 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 Marvelous Wonderettes at Stages Repertory Theatre


Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Stages Repertory Theatre [3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? $10.00 for Economy, $25.00 for Premium, $19.00 for Select and $14.00 for Standard
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Rock en Español


Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Bam Bou Houston [2540 University Blvd.]
Where: West University
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No. In fact, because you won’t be eating, they’ve decided to enforce a dress code of “smart casual”—whatever that means.
Can I drink there? Yes, and you’ll be happy to know they’ve got bottle discounts before 11:00 p.m.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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


Wednesday, September 29, 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.

Jamaican Beer Special at Onion Creek


Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Onion Creek [3106 White Oak]
Where: The Heights
How much? $2.00 Jamaican Beer All Day, Mon!
Can I eat there? Yes. The Chicken Breast Sandwich with provolone, bacon, country honey dijon, lettuce, tomato and red onion? It’s Matt Lucas Approved.  Also, the Veggie Sandwich strikes out with its sabre of awesomeness, it aims to kill, so don’t be surprised when you walk away feeling that veggie isn’t all bad.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.
BOOOOOO! Starbucks with no alcohol! Hooray Beer!

Saint Boniface’s Last Days: Works by Peat Duggins


Friday, October 1, 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.

College Football: Rice University vs. Southern Methodist University


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

Rice Stadium [2176 University Blvd.]
Where: Rice University
How much? $10.00 to $55.00
Can I eat there? Yes, but this should be a pretty evenly matched football game, so maybe put the bratwurst away for fear of a sudden slap on the back when Rice scores. Choking is never pretty. Now if the winner of this game were based on quality of Website, and it is, Rice wins. Hands down. SMU, sort it out. There’s my prediction.
Can I drink there? Yes, peas and carrots here, folks.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

ARTernative Festival with Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition


Saturday, October 2, 2010 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sugar Land Town Square [US Highway 59 & Highway 6]
Where: Sugar Land, South West Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, but food is not the concern.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Oktoberfest with the Liederkranz and Saengerbund


Saturday, October 2, 2010, From 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Houston Liederkranz Hall [5100 Ella Blvd.]
Where: North West Houston, Two Miles North of 610
How much? $10.00 for Members, $12.00 for Non-Members, $ 5.00 for Ages 6-18, and Children under 6 are free
Can I eat there? Yes, there will be plenty of Grandpa Hans’ favorite foods.
Can I drink there? Yes, beer will go nicely with the renowned Henry Tannenberger Orchestra, Tuchnet Family (Sound of Music), and the Jaegermeister Dance Band.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail and a Stop at Messina Hof


Saturday, October 2-3 and 9-10 All-day event


Messina Hof Estate [4545 Old Reliance Road] (Call to make reservations: 979-778-9463 ext. 234)
Where:
Bryan, Northwest of Houston, Worth the Drive
How much?
1 ticket for $25.00 or 2 tickets for $45.00, Messina Hof Prefix Menu: $45.00 per person plus tax and gratuity($5 per person donated to the Brazos Valley Food Bank)
Can I eat there?
Yes, expect Grilled Portobello, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad, Baked Texas 10-15 Onion Chardonnay soup, Broiled aged Texas Rib eye or Texas Royalty Pecan Encrusted Red Snapper, and to finish it off Papa Paulo Port Tiramisu.
Can I drink there? Yes.
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.

The Petrol Station’s Pumpkin Beer Throwdown


Thursday, October 14, 2010, Details are Sketchy. We’ll let you know when we have more information. Mark your calendars anyhow!

The Petrol Station [985 Wakefield]
Where:
Oak Forest / Garden Oaks, Just Outside The Loop
How much? Free, unless you’re going to enter your own pumpkin beer.
Can I eat there? Yes, they’ll be serving up the items you’ve grown accustomed to, all of which are delicious.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Blame the Scapegoat


Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Jung Center of Houston [5200 Montrose Blvd.]
Where:
Montrose
How much? $15 ($10 Jung Center members)
Can I eat there? No, wrong question, you should be asking,”What is it that drives people to place blame outside of themselves for their own shortcomings and fallibilities?”
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

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