2009-11-23/29 Weekly LOVIEE

This being Thanksgiving week, things are a bit light. I did my best. I’m not separating Thanksgiving-themed events out, as there aren’t very many.

Happy Thanksgiving, and get ready for an exciting December as we close out 2009!

Continuing Monday 11-23 through Wednesday 11-25

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. (I am in the process of confirming whether or not this exhibit will also be open Thursday and Friday this week; I am assuming it isn’t for the moment due to the holidays.) 09-SPMAK

Wednesday 11-25

Band of Heathens at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk. Two sets: 7pm and 9:30pm. $20. Austin-based band, country with a touch of blues, as recently featured on Austin City Limits. 09-W48-1

Daily Beginning Thursday 11-26

The Ice at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. $10 including tax and skate rental, see Web site for detailed hours and group discount information. Yes, it’s back, an outdoor ice rink in Houston! The model boat basin portion of Kinder Lake (the part directly behind the Anheuser-Busch stage) will be frozen over using renewable energy and transformed into an ice skating rink. If you’ve moved from up north and lack of outdoor ice skating makes you homesick, here’s your chance for some relief; if you just want an ice skating fix, hey, still a great reason to avoid Galleria mall traffic and crowds. Grab your $10 bill (or $20 bill if you’ve got a partner) and come skate! 09/10-IADG

Thursday 11-26

HEB Holiday Parade, 9am, downtown Houston. General admission free, grandstand seats $22, turkey seats $14, VIP opportunity available (details on Web site). Parade route: Hamilton @ Texas, west on Texas to Fannin, south to Dallas, east to La Branch, east to Rusk, ending at Crawford (PDF map). 09-W48-2

Friday 11-27

Your Amsterdam at Mezzanine Lounge, 9pm, no cover. Another Houston hard rock/metal legend in the making. Come on out and get a copy of their recently completed EP. 09-W48-3

Saturday 11-28

Gloworama, George R. Brown Convention Center area, 7-10pm. Free street-side parade viewing, $150 for VIP balcony. After the parade there is an “Afterglow party” with a cash bar plus live music from Rich and Available (formerly the Rich Latimer Band) for $25 in advance or $35 at the door. 09-W48-4

Continental Club, 3700 Main St. Two shows: Ragged Hearts at 9pm, Chase Hamblin at 11pm. 09-W48-5

GI Joes & Army Hos, Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150, 8pm-2am. Extreme karaoke starts at 10pm. $3.50 Three Olives drink menu with proceeds benefitting the familes of the Fort Hood victims. Great cause, great times, great venue! 09-W48-6