2009-10-13/19 Weekly LOVIEE

I’ve showcased two new ongoing events here; they have also been added to the Ongoing LOVIEE.

As far as where I stand with this blog: I know I’m getting at least a few hits; what I don’t know is how many of you are actually going to the events I have featured here. I will be looking into ways to make it easier than filling out a feedback form, and I regret that’s all I have for now. By all means, any kind of feedback is appreciated: if I’m doing a great job, if I’m doing a lousy job, if you like me, if you hate me, if you’re a single unattached female and you want to go out on a date with me… you get the idea.

Also, if and when asked where you heard about an event, please mention this site if it’s an event listed here. (Subject to the constraints of the question, of course. If specifically asked where you first heard about something, don’t say it was here if you first saw a billboard or TV ad.)

Thanks for your support. You, the people out there reading this, are what makes it worthwhile.

Tuesday 10-13

Pilates in the Park with TUTS (Theatre Under The Stars), Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. 6pm. Instructed by Victoria Arzipe. 09-X-5

Urban Dance in the Park with TUTS (Theatre Under The Stars), Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. 7pm. Instructed by Alex Arzipe. Dance styles taught include hip hop, popping, X dancing, and street dance. 09-X-6

Optical Sensations Art Show at Coffee Groundz, 2503 Bagby. 6-9pm. Photographer Charles Osborn showcases his work at the prominent Midtown coffeehouse/bar recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. 09-W42-7 Facebook event page

Wednesday 10-14

The Black Crowes at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, $37.50/$55.50/$75.50 (GA/upper balcony/lower balcony). Doors 7pm, show 8pm. 09-W42-1

Thursday 10-15

Cultured Cocktails presented by Spacetaker at Boheme, 307 Fairview, 5-10pm. This week’s featured organization is Aurora Picture Show, a non-profit micro-cinema presenting artist-made, non-commercial film and video. I’ve been to a couple of Aurora’s events and they are a great organization to support. 09-W42-2

Morgan Thorson’s Heaven at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. 8pm, tickets available online and are priced “pay what you want.” From the Web site description: “Heaven works to create sublime revelations for all–audience members, dancers, believers, non-believers, dance enthusiasts, and music lovers.” (Normally I do not copy verbatim from source listings but this was extremely difficult to paraphrase/summarize.) 09-M10-1

MySpace Karaoke Party hosted by Domy Bookstore in collaboration with Fotofest and Spacetaker. 1709 Westheimer, 8pm. Songs will be posted on MySpace for the brave; the fainter of heart can simply enjoy the spectacle as part of the audience. 09-W42-3

Ian McLagan & the Bump Band, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, 6:30-8:30pm. Part of Thursday Concerts presented by Capital One Bank. Co-sponsored by Houston Press, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and 103.7 KHJK. Oldies-style rock and roll band (50s/60s/early 70s). 09-W42-4

Open Mic competition at Coffee Groundz, 2503 Bagby. 7-11pm. Winner will receive a Coffee Groundz gift card. 09-X-1/W42

Friday 10-16

Morgan Thorson’s Heaven at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. 8pm. See listing for Thursday. 09-M10-2

BRAtober 16 presented by Charity Chicks Houston, Bering & James Art Gallery, 805 Rhode Place. 7:30-11:30pm. $30 in advance (at Web site), $40 at door. Benefitting the Save the Ta-tas Foundation. Bra art will be for sale. 09-W42-8 Facebook event page

Saturday 10-17

KPFT presents One World Music Jam at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6pm. Music and dance representing traditional culture groups from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Kuumba House Dance Theatre, Grupo Mitotiani, Kaminari Taiko, Space City Gamelan, and Spot Alpert performing. 09-W42-5

Morgan Thorson’s Heaven at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. 8pm. See listing for Thursday. 09-M10-3

Blossom Street Gallery is hosting a monthly art party extravaganza. 4809 Blossom St., 6-10pm. Opening showcase features artists Melissa Stubbs, Vernessa Wadsworth, Nicole Compte, and River Michaels. 09-W42-6 Facebook event page

Sunday 10-18

H-Town Adobo Hoedown at Caroline Collective, 4820 Caroline St., 1-5pm. $10 adults/$5 children 12 and under. Hosted by the BAHAla na Tribe, benefitting Ondoy flood victims in the Philippines. Featuring karaoke, live bands (Ira Perez, The Presidents, Windbreakers feat. Dea from Phuz, Sole Resonance), DJ’s, and a pick-your-prize raffle (tickets $5 each). First 100 guests receive a Yelp eco-friendly shopping tote filled with swag. 09-W42-7 Facebook event page

2 comments to “2009-10-13/19 Weekly LOVIEE”

  1. Jeanette says:

    Hi Quinn, I like the site. I haven't been visiting it long, but please continue to do what you're doing. Have you thought about getting the word out about these things on Twitter?

    • Yes, and in fact I have a separate Twitter account just for this blog/brand with over 400 followers at this time. I have not found a graphic I can use to link to it that looks as nice as the one used for Facebook. that's why it's not linked the way the Facebook page is. I might fix that tonight.

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