2009-12-07/13 Weekly LOVIEE

The holiday shopping season is well underway, snow is coming down (yes, even in Houston, it snows), and some radio stations are working holiday music into the usual playlists. These are all signs that we’re rapidly closing in on the end of 2009. As soon as I finish some other projects of mine, the ongoing LOVIEE will get a facelift or three. Speaking of which, if nothing here tickles your fancy, there are several events there as well.

I am not always able to update the LOVIEEs for weather-related cancellations in a timely manner. Particularly if the event is an outdoor event, you may wish to independently check and see if an event is still happening if the weather looks questionable. Also keep in mind if I’m out and about, I cannot update the Facebook status from my mobile phone (yet) and the Facebook-Twitter synchronization is one way only (Twitter updates don’t get posted back to the page).

Note that this is still, at present, a hobbyist effort, a labor of love for the city of Houston and the great times waiting to be had inside its limits.

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

Tuesday 12-08 through Saturday 12-12

Light Switch at Anya Tish Gallery, 4411 Montrose. Tue-Fri 10:30am-6pm, Sat 10:30am-5pm. Exhibition continues on through December 31. Featuring works of installation, light sculpture, video, and painting by the following artists: Adela Andea, Kevin Curry, Garland Fielder, Oleg Ikona, Leszek Lewandowski, Katja Loher, Neva Mikulicz, and Maxim Wakultschik. This actually opened last week, still plenty of time to catch it though. 09-W50-1

Tuesday 12-08

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater Photography Exhibiton Reception, Block 7 Wine Company, 720 Shepherd. An exhibition of photographs of DWDT taken by Gabriella Nissen. Presented in partnership with Spacetaker. 09-W50-2 Art show reception, Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Rd., 7-10pm. Featuring Alizo Higurra and Angela De Soto. 09-W50-3

Wednesday 12-09 through Saturday 12-12

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

Wednesday 12-09

Jack Ingram, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 7:00pm, $30. Country music legend originally from The Woodlands, performing his annual holiday show in the Houston area. 09-W50-4

Friday 12-11

Danny O’Flaherty’s Celtic Christmas, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 7:30pm, $60. Ticket includes dinner and show. Danny is the last of a generation raised in a pure Gaelic culture and his performing career is a testament to his dedication to preserving and passing on his Celtic heritage. 09-W50-5 Graffiti Party and Music Night, Walter’s on Washington, 4215 Washington. Doors 8pm, show 9pm, $8. Music from Wild Moccasins, Buxton, and Giant Princess. Free hot dogs from Ray’s Franks and giveaways from Movies! The Store. Wear a white shirt you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. 09-M12-6

Saturday 12-12

Snow Day, Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney St., 10am-2pm, free admission. If your kids didn’t get their snow fix this past Friday, the snow is on again. 09-W50-6 The Best of the New York Children’s Film Fest, Spacetaker (Winter Street Studios), 2101 Winter Street, 4pm, free admission. Co-presented by Spacetaker and Aurora Picture Show, this is an hour-long program recommended for children ages 3 and up showcasing some of the very best children’s films. If you wish to make it a longer afternoon with the kid(s), there is a kid’s art workshop starting at 2pm. 09-M12-5

Sunday 12-13

I Can Do Technology, Caroline Collective, 4820 Caroline, 3-7pm. Free admission, but note that the event is a fundraiser for the Kenya Hospital Project. Featuring several do-it-yourself technology projects, Makerbot demonstrations, robot show-and-tell, 3-D paper model building. There will also be 3-D printer objects for sale and a raffle. Presented by Engineers Without Borders, Central Houston Chapter and TX/RX Technology Collective. 09-W50-7