Over the Weekend: Art of Can, Afterburner Party, Rich’s and Astros

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Welcome to our brand-new news blog. Don’t worry, the inimitable Miss Pop Rocks isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and we’ll still keep posting plenty of Over the Weekend action. On that note…

Red Bull Art of Can at the Galleria

Taurine freaks created works of art far removed from those wooden guys with the Budweiser can torsos of the ‘70s, and Bob Ruggiero went to the opening festivities and took some pics.

12:30 a.m. at Afterburner Party on Dupont

Black Rock City set up shop in a Houston warehouse on Saturday night, and Bill Olive tagged along for the glow-in-the-dark fun.

2:09 a.m. at Rich's

Rarely one to turn in early, Bill Olive then headed to a Midtown institution for some more action.

Houston Astros vs. Washington Nationals

John Royal returned from NYC to find an Astros squad not much more awesome than when he left. Big surprise there.

Pop quiz: Besides being the former and the new names for our main blog, what do Houstoned and Hair Balls have in common?

Answer: They both evoke images of coughing.

Sorry, that one was a bit of a stretch. Never mind. -- Keith Plocek

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