2009-11-16/22 Weekly LOVIEE

This week, there really is something for almost everyone, or at least I would like to think so given the length which is quite possibly a record. I may even double check, time permitting.

Thanksgiving is approaching, so those of you checking the ongoing LOVIEE to fill in the gaps should double-check that those events are not canceled or rescheduled due to the holidays. If you spot an inaccuracy in something I’ve posted here, by all means, let me know as soon as possible. If I don’t know about a problem, I can’t fix it.

This weekly LOVIEE starts off with the first multi-week event ever to be posted here on Quinn’s Big City. Hopefully, the first of many; in fact, there is an even bigger one just around the corner. It’s a surprise, really.

Beginning Monday 11-16

Stenciling Power, Rice University Media Center, Visual and Dramatic Arts Main Gallery, 6100 Main. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. A set of multimedia works by Michael Adair-Kriz inspired by two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Santiago, Chile. Exhibit continues through 2009 December 15. 09-SPMAK

Monday 11-16

Artist reception for Matt Adams, Block 7 Wine Company, 720 Shepherd Drive, 5:30-7:30pm. Matt is a full time fine art photographer who also accepts custom imagery assignments. His subject matter is diverse and includes everything from architecture and landscapes to portraiture and abstractions. Complimentary aperitivo snacks will be served in addition to a cash bar with a selection of featured wines. Presented in partnership with Spacetaker. 09-W47-1

Tuesday 11-17

Between the Folds screening at Rice Cinema, Rice University entrance #8 (University Blvd. at Stockton Dr.), 7pm, free admission. Documentary film by filmmaker Vanessa Gould about ten people trying their hand at origami, from artists to physicists. 09-W47-2

Kirtsy Takes A Bow Book Launch, Sterrett Street Studio, 1305 Sterrett Street, 6-9pm. Laura Mayes, the creator and editing author of Kirtsy Takes A Bow along with several contributors will be toasting the arrival of the book. 09-W47-3

Wednesday 11-18

Blaggards at Brian O’Neill’s, 5555 Morningside Dr., no cover, 9:30pm. Houston’s own Irish-infused rock powerhouse is at it again. 09-W47-4

Thursday 11-19

Houston Press Flashback Thursdays: Black Dog (Led Zeppelin tribute band) at Lucky’s, 801 St. Emanuel, 9pm. Free show. 09-W47-5

Cultured Cocktails, Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar, 307 Fairview, 5-10pm. This week it’s for Psophonia Dance Company, who put on a great show called Squeeze back in June which I was fortunate enough to get to see. 09-W47-6

The Ninth Annual “A Night Out”, The Westin Oaks, 5011 Westheimer, 6-9pm. $100. Hosted by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, featuring dinner, a fashion show, boutique shopping, surprise bags, and a raffle ($40/ticket or $100/3 tickets) with prizes including trips, sports packages, and culinary treats. Event will be emceed by Jan Carson. Benefiting the Houston affiliate of Dress For Success, which provides professional attire and career development tools to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women. This looks like an exciting fundraiser event for a truly great cause; I realize it may not fit everyone’s budget, so if you can’t make it yourself, please spread the word to those who can. Ticket purchase/sponsorship inquiries contact: Ray Rivas, 713-276-5508 or rrivas@gardere.com. 09-W47-7

Friday 11-20

Eight Friends Out Pre-Holiday Social, The Remington, 1919 Briar Oaks Lane, 7-10pm, $12 (free for EFO members). Get ready to chat, mingle, snack on complimentary appetizers, and then dance the night away. All ages welcome. Valet parking available. RSVP at Web site or info@eightfriendsout.com or 281-870-0827. 09-W47-8

Friday 11-20 and Saturday 11-21

Spacetaker’s 4th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM), Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street. Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, no admission fee. Several local artists will be selling unique, hand-made holiday gifts. Other attractions include live music, DJs, artist demonstrations, and (on Saturday) children’s art activities. 09-W47-9

Saturday 11-21 and Sunday 11-22

Via Colori, Sam Houston Park and the surrounding streets of Allen Parkway and Bagby. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Free admission. A two-day street painting festival with food, live music, a scavenger hunt, facepainting and more. Benefiting the Center for Hearing and Speech. Join me, it’s going to be a blast! 09-M11-5