2010-01-11/17 Weekly LOVIEE

Lots of great stuff on tap this week. There’s something for everyone. I’ve tried to find a good variety of events. I know some of you are terminally curious as to what goes on during the making of this blog; I plan to make a “making of” video or two and put them up on YouTube in the coming weeks.

As always there’s the ongoing LOVIEE, soon to be revamped. Actually, quite a few things around here need revamping; I’ll talk more about that later this week.

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. Last full week this attraction will be available. 09/10-IADG

Opening Tuesday 01-12

Rain or Shine: How Houston Developed Space City Baseball, The Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm. Co-presented with the Houston Astros and the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame (TBHOF), this exhibit catalogues the history of baseball in Houston, featuring treasures from the Astros, TBHOF, and other contributors. 10-ROS

Wednesday 01-13

Charlie Robison at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 7:30pm, $25. Houston-born country artist with a sound very reminiscent of the country music I grew up with in the 1980s, yet he doesn’t sound dated. Charlie came out with a new album (Beautiful Day) last year after taking a four-year hiatus from recording. Another great country show to help us get in the mood for the rodeo. 10-W02-1

American Mantra at Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Rd, 8:30pm, $10. Grunge/90s style rock band from Dallas, TX. 10-W02-2

Friday 01-15

The New Normal opening reception, DiverseWorks main gallery, 1117 East Freeway, 6-8pm. The exhibit is themed on the heightened surveillance that has become all too commonplace in the post-9/11 era; in fact, the title comes from a quote by US Vice President Dick Cheney. Featured artists: Sophie Calle, Mohamed Camara, Hasan Elahi, Eyebeam R & D/ Jonah Peretti & Michael Frumin, Kota Ezawa, Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher, Guthrie Lonergan, Jill Magid, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Trevor Paglen, Corinna Schnitt, Thomson & Craighead, and Sharif Waked. The exhibit is curated by Michael Connor, and will be open through 2010 February 20. 10-NNDW/W02-3

Rain or Shine lecture and reception, The Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby, 6-8pm, free for Society members, $5 for non-members. Lecture by Michael Hart, author of Biggio: The Final Game, with a reception to follow. 10-ROS/W02-4

The Wood Brothers, Rudyard’s, 2010 Waugh Dr., 10:30pm, cover charge not mentioned. Acoustic blues/folk duo originally from Boulder, CO. 10-W02-5

Friday 01-15 and Saturday 01-16

Mark Morris Dance Group, Wortham Theater Center (Cullen Theater), 8pm, 22-57. Presented by the Society for the Performing Arts as part of its Dance Series. For these shows, the Company will perform the following: Excursions with music by Samuel Barber; Going Away Party to the music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys; Italian Concerto to the J. S. Bach score; and Grand Duo with music by Lou Harrison. 10-M01-2

Saturday 01-16

Ezra Charles at The Continental Club, 3700 Main, $10. Tickets available in advance online at Sig’s Lagoon or at the door. 10-M01-3