May 5th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston: Cinco De Mayo 2010

This week or the next in the Houston area: Ben Folds and a Piano, Cinco De Mayo at Traders Village, Art Car Ball at the Orange Show, Art Car Main Street Drag, Four New Artists at Lawndale, Art Car Sneak Peek at Discovery Green, Houston Art Car Parade Downtown, If These Walls Could Talk, Darren Waterston at the Inman, Party on the Patio at Hotel Zaza, Sunday Brunch at Anvil, A Tejano Son, Magic at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Bernar Venet Sculptures at Hermann Park

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Ben Folds and a Piano at the House of Blues

Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.

The House of Blues Houston [1204 Caroline Street]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, don’t expect to “nuke another Grandma’s Apple Pie and hang your head in shame.”
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

5th Annual Cinco De Mayo at Traders Village

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Times to be Determined (Call (281) 890-5500)


Traders Village [7979 N. Eldridge Rd.]
Where: North West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Ci, celebrate Mexico’s victory over all things French (French fries and bread, Mexico turns its nose up, enjoying the superior tortilla and chip).
Can I drink there? Ci, margaritas y cerveza.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Art Car Ball at the Orange Show

Thursday, May 6, 2010 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Orange Show [2402 Munger Street]
Where: The Heights
Can I eat there? Yes, but take in all the art surrounding you as well as music from  Southern Backtones, Flamin’ Hellcats, Kozmic Pearl, and Herschel Berry and the Natives.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Art Car Main Street Drag

Friday, May 7, 2010 in the morning

City-wide to visit children’s hospitals, schools, community centers and senior living facilities
Where: City-wide
Can I eat there? No, this is spreading a bit of happiness to those who are unable to attend the Saturday parade.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Opening Reception for Four New Exhibitions at the Lawndale Art Center

Friday, May 7, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Lawndale Art Center [4912 Main Street]
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, but you’re there to view and experience the work of Dawn Black, Nick Meriwether & David Waddell, Ann Wood, Lily Cox-Richard, and Malcolm Smith, not eat. Am I right?
Can I drink there? Yes, usually a cash bar can be found at such events.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Art Car Sneak Peek at Discovery Green

Friday, May 7, 2010 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Jones Lawn at Discovery Green
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, but you can picnic to  the live music from Grimy Styles and Foot Patrol. Don’t forget the illuminated art car parade for a post-dusk celebration.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Houston Art Car Parade 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

Downtown
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, bring your own. Be on the lookout for Dan Aykroyd. He’s the grand marshal this year.
Can I drink there? Yes, but ix-nay in the driving.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

If These Walls Could Talk Presented by Urban Souls Dance Company

Saturday, May 8, 2010 8:00 p.m.

Houston Baptist University, Morris Cultural Arts Center [7502 Fondren Rd.]
Where: Houston Baptist University, South West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, watch in amazement as Skeletons In The Closet and Across The Waters are performed by Angela Olivia Guillory, Marie Brown, K.Dapree, and students from the Urban Center for the Creative Arts
Can I drink there? No, let the stories being told through the spoken word and accompanying music take the place of your alcoholic liberation.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Darren Waterston’s Anatomies at the Inman Gallery

Opening reception, Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Showing starts May 8, 2010 and continues through June 19, 2010

The Inman Gallery [3901 Main St.]
Where: The Fourth Ward
Can I eat there? No, Darren Waterston’s art is far to fascinating to be thinking of food.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Menil Contemporaries Party on the Patio at Hotel Zaza (Guests Welcome)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Hotel Zaza The Urban Oasis Patio [5701 Main Street]
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Anvil Bar & Refuge Launches Sunday Brunch

Sunday, May 16, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Anvil Bar & Refuge [1424 Westheimer Rd.]
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, with items like the 12 o’clock Pizza, topped with eggs and bacon, my mouth is watering as I type this..
Can I drink there? Yes, don’t be shy.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

A Tejano Son of Texas at the Heritage Society of Houston

Weekly, 2010 through July 3, 2010

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, this is learning a bit of Texas history through photographs and artifacts.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Science of Wonder: MAGIC

Through 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
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.

Bernar Venet Sculpture Exhibit Opening

On display for 7 more months

Hermann Park
Where: The Medical Center
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.

Thanks to Afrodet for her contributions on this week’s Scoop. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Scoop of things to do in Houston, just a weekly reminder of what makes this city great.

— Richard

Comments

comprendesmendes — Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:17 am

Ben Folds is actually this Saturday May 8th…

Paul — Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:50 am

Fixed, good sir. I’m going to the show and I didn’t even catch the error. That was Dallas’ date.

comprendesmendes — Friday, May 7, 2010 11:19 am

I almost had a heart attack when I saw that!!

I’ll see you there!

pell grants — Sunday, May 23, 2010 3:38 am

Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

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