Monday, 27 October 2014: American Beers at Hans Bier Haus

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on October 27th, 2014

Hans' Bier HausThere seems to be a holiday for everything.  Today is putatively National American Beer Day.  This should not be confused with American Beer Week, National Beer Day, or, as we like to think of it, a day that ends in “y”.  Celebrate(ish) with us tonight at  Hans’ Bier Haus2523 Quenby St. Don’t let the fancy European name fool you, they should have plenty of ways on tap to wave the flag.  See you there at 8 PM.

Monday, 20 October, 2014: Finding purchase at Whole Foods Kirby

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on October 20th, 2014

On this day in 1803, the US Senate ratified the treaty authorizing the purchase the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million. Largely hailed as a bargain (and one negotiators Monroe and Livingston were surprised by), it was not strictly allowed by the Constitution.  Nevertheless, it passed handily (24-7, which are coincidentally the hours for liquor sales in Louisiana).

Celebrate this audacious land grab with us tonight at Whole1323279_G Foods Kirby, 2955 Kirby Dr, in the Kirbside Bar.  Their beer and wine selections are usually quite good, and you can get some grocery shopping done while you’re at it.  Seating at the bar is somewhat limited, so we may find ourselves out on the patio.  Given the lovely weather, it should be fun; see you there at 8 PM.

 

 

Monday, 13 October 2014: Constitutional Drinks at Local Pour

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on October 13th, 2014

Local PourOn this day in 1845, a majority of citizens in the independent Republic of Texas voted to approve a (US) state constitution.  Texas would become a state on 29th December of the same year.  Also on this day in 1950, Harvey was released to theaters in the US.  Join us tonight at Local Pour1952 W Gray St, at 8 PM. Have a pint or a mixed drink to celebrate either or both.  Maybe buy your favorite pookah or Texan a martini, beer, or whatever you’re having.  And how are you, Mr. Wilson?

Monday, 6 October 2014: Mongoose vs Cobra vs the Warner Brothers

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on October 6th, 2014

mvsclogo…and the Warner sister, Dot, apparently.  On this day in 1927,  the Warners premiered The Jazz Singer, the first feature-length motion picture with spoken dialogue, i.e., talkie.  Given that very few theaters were equipped to show it, most contemporary moviegoers saw a silent version.  Viewers today are mainly left scratching their heads about the significance of a movie with lots of blackface minstrel.  And also wonder why Neil Diamond felt the need to remake it.  It did, however, make the careers of the Warners, so there’s that.

Whether you have a pay-or-play contract or not, join us at MvsC1011 McGowan, at 8:00 PM tonight. Note that the parking situation in midtown is ever-evolving, so consult the handy-dandy, superific, MvsC-specific parking guide before you head that direction.  Those are the facts!

 

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