2009-11-30/12-06 Weekly LOVIEE

If you’re anything like me, you’re finishing off the Thanksgiving leftovers and noticing it’s finally cold for a change. This is the last weekly LOVIEE to have a (2009) November date in it, as the year rapidly comes to a close. I did the best I could to find a few interesting things going on, but yes, this is mainly stuff carried over from the monthly LOVIEE, which admittedly was a bit more heavily weighted towards the beginning of the month this time. I’ve even linked back to the monthly LOVIEE to avoid repeating the same verbiage too many times, something you’ll probably see me do a lot more of in the weeks and months to come.

All week

The Ice at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. $10 including tax and skate rental, see Web site for detailed hours and group discount information. More details in the monthly LOVIEE. 09/10-IADG 09-W49-1 posted in error

Wednesday 12-02

Life is Happy and Sad preview party, DiverseWorks Theater, 1117 East Freeway. $50, tickets available online or by phone at 713-522-2723. More details in the Monthly LOVIEE. 09-M12-1/PV

Thursday 12-03 through Saturday 12-05

Life is Happy and Sad, DiverseWorks Theater, 1117 East Freeway. Pay-what-you-want (suggested $20), tickets available online or by phone at 713-522-2723. More details in the Monthly LOVIEE. 09-M12-1

Thursday 12-03 through Sunday 12-06

Alley Theatre presents A Christmas Carol. 615 Texas Avenue, 2:30pm and/or 7:30pm depending on day (see Web site for details), $21-100. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens which tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with three ghostly spirits that haunt him on Christmas Eve. Performances continue through Sunday December 27. 09-M12-7

Thursday 12-03

Houston Single Source presents The 3rd Annual Candy Lane & Kisses Party, Americas, 1800 Post Oak Blvd., 6-10pm. $15, or free for HSS members. The twinkle of holiday lights sets the tone for mixing, mingling, dancing, and prancing. Complimentary h’ors d’ourves and a cash bar will be available. Suggested dress code: cocktail attire. 09-W49-2 Houston Aeros vs. San Antonio Rampage, Toyota Center, 11:05am, $13-68 in advance, $15-70 day of game. The Aeros (12-10-1-1, second in the division standings) have yet to lose to the Rampage (7-10-2-1, last in the division standings) this season. Not that past performance guarantees future results, but this looks like a great excuse to take the day off of work or skip school if you like hockey and want to see a highly probable hometown win. 09-W49-3

Friday 12-04

POSTPONED due to weather. Be The Ball, Hermann Park Golf Course clubhouse, 2155 North MacGregor Dr. (at Almeda), 8-11pm (underwriters’ preview at 7pm), $100. Tickets available online at Glasstire or by calling 713-850-0939. Featuring 80s music from Molly & the Ringwalds and an art auction with work from several top Texas artists, as well as the usual adult beverages (provided by Savvy Vodka, The Tasting Room, Max’s Wine Dive, and Saint Arnold Brewery) and snacks. 09-M12-2

Saturday 12-05

A Decade of Dissent: VBB’s 10-Year Anniversary, Houston Institute of Culture, 708-B Telephone Road, 7pm, free admission. Featuring film and photography by Laura Harrison, Eric Hester, Paul Hester, Burnell McCray, Sehba Sarwar, and Faroukh Virani. 09-M12-3 Information Superhighway, Caroline Collective, 4820 Caroline, 7-11pm. Featured attractions DIY brewing tips from Houston home brewers, live silk screening, live graffiti, and video and interactive demos, as well as the usual snack foods and drinks (sponsored by DoubleDave’s Pizza, Famous Vodka, Saint Arnold, and Cuisine Charlemagne Houston). Come join me, it’s going to be a blast! 09-M12-4