2009-12-28/31 Weekly LOVIEE

The year 2009 is finally about to come to a close, as hard as that may be to believe. It’s a bit thin for things to do this week and we have a holiday (and in fact, the latter is the cause of the former to some extent), so I’ve taken a bit of an unusual step with regard to the posting schedule. Sorry if this confuses anyone or throws a monkey wrench into things.

The original plan was to go ahead and post a weekly LOVIEE covering the entire week, but after taking a step back and realizing a holiday splits the week in half, I decided instead to split it up. So, this particular weekly LOVIEE will only cover through Wednesday for evening events, and Thursday for daytime/afternoon events; the New Year’s Eve special LOVIEE, already posted, covers Thursday evening and beyond (New Year’s Eve). Then, an additional weekly LOVIEE to be posted on or before Thursday (12-31) at noon will cover Friday through at least the following Sunday (2010-01-01/03), maybe longer depending on what comes up. The monthly LOVIEE should be up on Friday before noon (2010-01-01) and after that, we should be back to a relatively normal posting schedule.

The net effect is one additional post and to start the year off with what I hope is a higher quality weekly LOVIEE. I feel the trade-off is a good one. Once again, I wish everyone a happy and safe transition from 2009 to 2010. Catch you on the flip side.

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 12-29 through Thursday 12-31

Light Switch at Anya Tish Gallery, 4411 Montrose, 10:30am-6pm. Last chance to see this exhibit. 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. 09-W53-1

Monday 12-28

Robert Earl Keen and Sons of Bill, House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, 7pm, $27.50-97.50. Robert Earl Keen is a country/folk artist based in Kerrville, Texas; Sons of Bill are a country rock act from Charlottesville, Virginia (about 75 miles northwest of Richmond). This is a great show to start getting in the mood for the rodeo in a couple of months. (It’s never too early to start getting in the rodeo mood. Really.) 09-W53-2

Tuesday 12-29

Max Stalling at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, doors 7:30pm, $12. Country music singer-songwriter based in Dallas, Texas; this show is part of an after-Christmas party. 09-W53-3

Jazz on Ice, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, 7-9pm. Houston jazz veteran JAWAD performs on the Anheuser-Busch stage. Free to view, skating is the usual $10 per person. 09-W53-4

Wednesday 12-30

The Gourds at The Continental Club, 3700 Main, 10pm, $15. Based out of Austin, Texas, this band packs an easy-going, feel-good, let-it-all-hang-out groove with elements of country, folk, zydeco, and pop. 09-W53-5

The Light Rock Express at Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, no cover. 09-W53-6