2010-01-04/10 Weekly LOVIEE

And here we are, the first full week of the New Year. And as expected, everything is pretty much back in full swing. In the next week or two I’ll be renovating the ongoing LOVIEE, expanding it into a full section, and possibly re-highlighting more of those events particularly on slower weeks. In the months ahead I’l be working on a redesign of the site, to be unveiled in April or maybe sooner if I’m completely happy with it sooner.

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

Monday 01-04

James Reese Band, The Big Easy, 5731 Kirby, 9:30pm, no cover. A very talented quartet performing funk/soul with a hint of rock. Check these guys out! 10-W01-1

The Allen Oldies Band, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, 6-9pm, free admission. Featuring Roy Head, Archie Bell, and Yvonne Washington. 10-W01-2

Tuesday 01-05

Happy Fish String Band, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 7:30pm, $15. Folk/Americana. 10-W01-3

Thursday 01-07

Celebrate Dance, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 7-10pm, $12-$25. A gathering to honor local dance luminaries including the SPA’s June Christensen, Dance Houston’s Andrea Cody, and Dance Salad’s Nancy Henderek. Also featuring a live show from the Mahira Dance Company, samba from the Brazilian Arts Foundation, and tango by Luna Tango. 10-W01-4

Thursday 01-07 through Sunday 01-10

Bobbindoctrin’s 6th Annual Puppet Festival, Midtown Art Center, 3414 La Branch, $10 for Thurs-Sat 8pm shows, “Fambly Day” pay-what-you-will Sun 4pm. Four live puppet shows by local puppeteers in addition to the showing of four short films (distributed by Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams). 10-W01-5

Friday 01-08

The BQE, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 7pm, $7 ($6 for members or seniors; free for film buff members). Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens created this film, a 45-minute “orchestral homage to the architecture of the NYC boroughs and the imposing Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.” Preceded by 0, a four-minute short directed by Seoungho Cho with a similar theme. 10-W01-6

Saturday 01-09

Runaway Sun with Ben Mallott at The Continental Club, 3700 Main, doors 9pm, show 9:30pm, $10. Tickets available in advance online at Sig’s Lagoon or at the door. This is Runaway Sun’s first show at the Continental since the LP release party/show in October. 10-M01-1

Make or Break Show, Walters on Washington, 4215 Washington, 8pm-2am, $8. Featuring The Tontons, Roky Moon and Bolt, and Ghost Mountain. 10-W01-7