2009-10-20/26 Weekly LOVIEE

Yet another great week of things to do in H-Town. You’ll note I have nothing down for Wednesday 10-21; that’s a great day to consult the ongoing LOVIEE.

As some of you may have already noticed from either the Facebook page or the Twitter feed, I’ve gotten wind of some Halloween events taking place as early as Saturday 10-24. So there may be either two holiday special LOVIEEs or one posted in a couple days with all the Halloween-related events I can find. I’m going to try to put everything into one post so it’s not as crowded; the monthly LOVIEE will be due next week as well and I don’t want to post three different LOVIEEs in the span of four days.

And for the curious, most things I post are events I would actually attend under ideal circumstances (unlimited budget and time). I do occasionally put “join me” in the description for something I personally consider can’t-miss. Normally these will be events big enough and announced in advance far enough to make it into the monthly LOVIEE, but not always.

Anyway, without further adieu, here are my picks for what to do in Space City this week.

Tuesday 10-20

Walking Through Twitterville: Houston and Beyond — The Social Media Club of Houston hosts a meeting with Shel Israel, author of “Twitterville” and co-author (with Robert Scoble) of “Naked Conversations: How Blogs Are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers.” Coffee Groundz, 2503 Bagby, 5:30-8pm. 09-W43-1 Facebook event page

Evergreen Terrace at Meridian, 1503 Chartres, $12. Doors at 6:30pm. Metal/punk band from Jacksonville, FL, who recently released their sixth album, Almost Home. 09-W43-2

Thursday 10-22

Pinktober at the Hard Rock Cafe, 502 Texas, featuring Low Man’s Joe. $10, 8:30pm-11:30pm. Proceeds benefit The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization providing screening, diagnosis, early access to treatment, and support to all women regardless of ability to pay. A great local band supporting a great cause at a great venue; what more could you ask for? Seriously, if you haven’t seen a Low Man’s Joe show, you do not know what you are missing. 09-M10-4 Facebook event page

The Otis Joe Hip Hop Show at Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone. 8:30pm. 09-W43-3

Oktoberfest at Block 7 Wine Company, 720 Shepherd Drive, 6-9pm, $15 per person. German wine, beer, food, and live music by The Umbrella Man. As a special bonus, ticket holders get case pricing on all wines for the night. Theme-appropriate costumes are encouraged. 09-W43-4 Facebook event page

Friday 10-23

Barkitecture Yappy Hour, Houston Pavilions, 1201 Fannin, 5-8pm. Featuring a silent auction of designer dog houses, plus shopping. 09-M10-5

Village of Waltz, Wortham Center, 501 Texas, $25. The Hope Stone Dance Company performs the work of choreographer Jane Weiner, along with live music by composer/musician Peter Jones and vocalist Ana Trevino-Godfrey. 09-W43-5

Animal Farmacy plays a special Friday night performance at Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150. 9pm-1am, no cover. Specials: $3 Mexican beers and house margaritas, $5 nachos. 09-W43-6

Saturday 10-24

Sew Crafty Houston is having a grand re-opening celebration at their new location. 321 19th Street, 10am-5pm. This party includes three activities: paper mask making for kids (10:30am), clay pumpkin decorating (1pm), and Halloween costume embellishments (3pm). Food and drinks provided by Cuisine Charlemagne and Saint Arnold. 09-W43-7 Facebook event page

15th Annual Houston Women’s Music Festival at Jones Plaza, 601 Louisiana St., Noon-10pm. $16 in advance, $23 at door. Featured artists: Halcyon, Michelle Malone, Suzanna Choffel, Vicci Martinez, Sick of Sarah, Trina Hamlin, and Natalia Zuckerman. Emcee: Ginger Leigh. 09-M10-6 Facebook event page

Barkitecture Tour & Charity Auction, Houston Pavilions, 1201 Fannin, 10am-6pm. Silent auction of designer dog houses, plus shopping. 09-M10-7

Downtown and a Movie presents Best In Show as part of the Barkitecture Houston festivities. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, seating at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7:30pm. 09-M10-8

Village of Waltz, Wortham Center. 8pm. See listing for Friday. 09-W43-8

Found Footage Festival at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1000 West Oaks Mall (Texas Highway 6 at Westheimer), 10pm, $10. Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher present what can only be described as a cinematographic illustration of the maxim “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The duo find footage to use in their mashups from garage sales, warehouses, thrift stores, dumpsters, and similar places. 09-W43-9

Sunday 10-25

Fresh Fest, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, 6pm. Houston’s fantastic downtown park will be transformed into a showcase of performance stages, arts workshops, movie screenings, and even activities for the kids. Of particular note: Dance Houston will be hosting a hip-hop workshop, Mildred’s Umbrella will present Timothy Evers in an original play, spoken word artist Michael K. Taylor will perform, and movies will be shown by both Aurora Picture Show and the Southwest Alternative Media Project (SWAMP). Presented by the Fresh Arts Coalition. 09-W43-10 Facebook event page

Aurora Picture Show Video Salon at Aurora Video Library, 1524 Sul Ross, 1pm. Free admission. Emily Hagins, the first teenage girl to direct a feature-length film will be on hand to discuss her experience and show clips from her film, entitled Pathogen. 09-W43-11