Monday 27 April 2015: Mongoose vs Cobra vs Repetitive Stress Injuries

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on April 27th, 2015

mvsclogoOn this day in 1981, Xerox introduced the sublimely-named “Xerox 8010 Information System“, AKA “Xerox Star”, which was the first commercially available computer with a mouse (and several other technologies that we take for granted today). Commemorate with us at Mongoose vs Cobra, 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 raise a finger to head that direction.

Monday, 20 April 2015: Houston Beer Week at Whole Foods Montrose

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on April 20th, 2015

wholefoodswaughHouston Beer Week, the 2015 edition, got underway over the weekend.  Lots of cool events are happening.  Check their site and try to make it out *somewhere* this week; there’s bound to be an event that’s convenient to you or is worth rearranging your schedule to make it.  One example would be tonight’s tapping of special test batch beers from Karbach at Whole Foods Montrose, 701 Waugh.  They should have a Blood Orange Ale and their Pils on hand.  Tapping starts at 5PM, but we’re going to catch the last hour and see what’s available by then.  Do a little grocery shopping while you’re there or grab some dinner and we’ll see you at 8 PM.

Monday, 13 April 2015: Jeffersonian Beers at Hay Merchant

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on April 13th, 2015

the hay merchant craft food and beer houston txOn this day in 1743, future President Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the Declaration of Independence and was a homebrewer and vintner, was born. Join us for a pint tonight at The Hay Merchant1100 Westheimer, at 8 PM, and raise a glass to commemorate. Their beer slate should give you plenty of choices.


Monday, 6 April 2015: The Wrong Element at Under the Volcano

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on April 6th, 2015

VolcanoFearing that they brought in “the wrong element”, controversial Secretary of the Interior and serial tin-ear James G. Watt on this day in 1983 banned rock bands from that year’s Washington Mall Independence Day festivities. Previous years had seen notorious rabble rousers like The Beach Boys, personal friends of then-President Ronald Reagan, play the Mall. Watt had proposed a “wholesome” program with Wayne Newton and military bands. He was called onto the Oval Office carpet the next day and made to reverse his decision; however, the Beach Boys were unavailable to play the Mall that year as the controversy had given their popularity a boost and were booked to play Atlantic City.  Watt was forced out later that year for another of his many gaffes.

God only knows if you’ll find either the Beach Boys or Wayne Newton, let alone military bands, on the great jukebox at Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet Street at Morningside Drive. But UtV is a great place for beers, cocktails, and frozen drinks, and has a jukebox with a diverse selection of actual CDs. Meet up with us there at 8 PM. Danke schoen.

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