Friday, September 07, 2007


Since I have no workout to report, I thought I would give any Houstonians out there some ideas for weekend fun. Yes, that's right, I was being a slacker yesterday! :-) I am riding the Tour de Pink on Sunday, so I'll have a full report about that on Monday.

First, the Dominic Walsh Dance Company performs at the Miller Outdoor Theatre this weekend. Dominic Walsh was a prominent dancer at the Houston Ballet for many years and was one of my favorites. He's an amazing dancer (plus, he has the most amazing quads!). You can see his company perform tonight and tomorrow for FREE! The show begins at 8 pm. You can always sit on the hill, but if you want seats in the covered area just head over to Miller the day of the show between 11:30 and 1:00 pm to get reserved seating.

Next, is the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance's monthly tour. This month the group is touring historic Rusk Avenue. According to the e-mail I received, "Tour participants will learn about the U.S. Post Office and Custom House (1911), pictured here, Texaco’s former headquarters (1915) and architect Joseph Finger’s Texas State Hotel (1926), now restored as the Good Brick Award-winning Club Quarters. Docents will also relate the story of the World War II-era Aragon Ballroom." Tickets will be sold from 5:30 to 6 p.m. under the arcade of the Texas Co. Building, San Jacinto at Rusk. Admission is $10 for adults, children under 11 are free.

Feel like a road trip? Head to Caldwell to Czech out Annual Kolache Festival. Yummy! Find more details here.
Check out the new and improved Texans take on the Chiefs at Reliant Stadium. The team is looking good, well, better. Kickoff is at noon.

Finally, see our very own MLS Champions, the Houston Dynamo, take on Real Salt Lake. Saturday is fan appreciation day! The first 5,000 fans will receive all kinds of cool freebies, such as a free Kick Magazine, a Dynamo Gameday Guide, a Commemorative Team Poster, Sierra Mist Cheer Stix amd Dynamo-Amigo Replica Jersey T-Shirts! Music and fun begin at 5:30 pm. The game starts at 7:30 pm.

Oh, and The Buzz just announced the line-up for Buzzfest XX. Holy Jesus, it sounds like an awesome show! Headliners are The Smashing Pumpkins (woohoo!!), Fuel, Sum 41, Alter Bridge, Evans Blue, Evanescence, and Chris Cornell. Finger Eleven and The Bravery are just two of the side-stage bands. The show is Monday, October 8th and tickets go on sale next Saturday. And yes, Billy Corgan now has hair. :-)

Have an awesome weekend!


jen said...

Oh man! Why don't you live in my area?? I could use an entertainment report like this. :D

Sarah said...

Wow, thanks for all the info! Good luck on Tour de Pink!

Viv said...

Good luck with with the Tour de Pink. I can't wait for your report. Have an wesome weekend!

Humble Runner said...

I can't wait to get Buzzfest tickets next week!

J~mom said...

I wish you lived closer to me so I could get these kinds of reports! :>)

Keith said...

I could kick myself for not reading this on Friday. I would have been all over that Kolache festival.

Margo said...

The $5 wine tasting is every Saturday at The Tasting Room. The Uptown Park location is from 2 - 4; River Oaks location is from 4 - 6; Midtown location is from 6 - 8, I believe. You've got to go to one when the semester is over - it's pretty fun!