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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What's Up Tonight?: Blaggards and Half-Price Burgers @ Brian O'Neill's

Houston's only Stout Irish Rock Band, Blaggards plays a free show tonight at Brian O'Neill's in the Rice Village.  It's Big Arse Beer Night and burgers are half-price (to soak up some of that big beer, right?).  The music starts at 9:30 p.m., so you can go early to make sure you're properly fed and watered before the dancing starts!  Burgers are 1/2 pounders, normally $8.95 and include either chips, a cup of soup or coleslaw, that's a big bunch of delicious burger for $4.475, plus tax and grat (black and bleu with bacon, just saying).  Here's a link to their menu, the better to make you hungry with.

Brian O'Neill's
5555 Morningside Dr.

Antiques 101 History Camp at Bayou Bend: Adult Evening Seminars, presented by Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and MFAH the series begins tonight and occurs every Wednesday evening through October 27th.  This first series covers Paint, guest speaker Patrick Palmer of the Glassell School of Art will lead a tour of Bayou Bend that is focused on the portraits and paintings in the collection.  Tickets to the entire series are $175 per person ($150 for MFAH members), individual sessions are $60 per person ($50 for MFAH members).  Reservations are required, please contact Lavinia Ignat, Visitor Services Manager at 713.639.7758.  Sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. and last until 9:00 p.m., please arrive early to check-in.

Antiques 101
Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center (for check-in)
6003 Memorial Drive

If you have not had the opportunity to introduce the whole family to Blaggards music (ie. you haven't attended the Irish Stew Cook-Off, or other charitable venue they've played) you have a grand opportunity to do so, this weekend.  Blaggards Free All Ages Show at Cactus Music and Record Ranch, begins at 3:00 p.m. and will feature spectacular beverages from St. Arnold Brewing (they make a mean root beer for the under 21 crowd).  They will be selling CD's for $9.99 at the venue, get yours now!  Both of them, "Standards" and "Live in Texas". 

Cactus Music & Record Ranch
2111 Portsmouth

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