September 7th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 9.7.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Brennan’s Ex-Crab-Aganza, Dialogues of a Disparate World, Bernar Venet’s Monumental Sculptures, Houston’s Farmer’s Market, Beyond the Frames with Vladimir Frumin, Dolls Now, Saint Boniface’s Last Days, UH vs. UTEP, Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center, Dante Marioni’s Glass Works, Annual Affordable Australian Aboriginal Arts Fair, Houston Athletic Rugby vs. Baton Rouge Rugby, Rockefeller’s – A Visual History, and Fahrenheight 911

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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.

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


Tuesday,
September 7, 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, September 7, 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, September 7, 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 8, 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 9, 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 9, 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.

Saint Boniface’s Last Days: Works by Peat Duggen


Friday, September 10, 2010,Opening Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and an Artist Talk on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.

Lawndale Art Center [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.

University of Houston Football vs. University of Texas – El Paso


Friday, September 10, 2010 at 9:00 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, concessions will be available, but you’re better off tailgating. Who knows, you might run into one of us?
Can I drink there? Yes, peas and carrots here, folks.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center


Friday, September 10, 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 10, 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.

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


Friday, September 10, 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.

Houston Athletic Rugby Club vs. Baton Rouge Rugby Club


Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 1:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Westland Family YMCA [10402 Fondren Rd.]
Where: Greater Fondren Area, South West Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free,
Can I eat there? Yes, you’ll need to bring your own picnic. Perhaps in that same basket you also bring your knowledge of the terms scrum, ruck and maul. It’s part of a well balanced diet.
Can I drink there? Yes, the peas and carrots referred to earlier with college football and tailgating, applies here as well.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Rockefeller’s – A Visual History


Saturday, September 11, 2010, Artist’s Reception 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Open to the Public.

Cactus Music & Record Ranch [2110 Portsmouth St.]
Where: Shepherd and Farnham
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, with images of Jimmie Vaughan, Richard Thompson, Warren Zevon, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, ZZ Top, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Ely, Albert King and many more all on display, food will be an afterthought.
Can I drink there? Yes, courtesy of Saint Arnolds. However if you’ve still not quenched that thirst after the clock strikes 10, you might venture to McElroy’s or the Stag’s Head.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Fahrenheit 9/11 Fashion Show and Art Show


Saturday, September 11, 2010, from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

War’Hous Visual Studios [4715 Main St.]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No. They will however be featuring Danny Nguyen’s couture line, as well as the work of some up and coming local artists.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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

— Richard

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