2010-01-25/31 Weekly LOVIEE

Regular readers may notice this week’s LOVIEE is lighter than usual. This is about what they’ll probably look like for a while. I’m putting the finishing touches on February’s monthly LOVIEE and it too will be lighter than usual. I’d say check the ongoing LOVIEE but it’s starting to show that it’s out of date.

I may even change the format entirely. I’m going to post another “verbiage” post in a couple of days once I get it all straightened out.

Wednesday 01-27

Your Amsterdam as part of Wicked Wednesdays at Continental Club, 3700 Main, 8pm, $5. Also featuring Whiskey Boat, which apparently will be the usual Wednesday night act to start 2010. 10-M01-6

Wednesday 01-27 through Sunday 01-31 (and beyond)

Ron Hoover: “A Retrospective”, Art Car Museum, 140 Heights, Wed-Sun 11am-6pm, free admission. Hoover’s art is known not just for being great art but for embodying his political activism. While Hoover passed away in 2008, he left a legacy that will be rememberd by generations to come. This exhibit actually opened on January 9 (I would have posted the opening reception had I known), and will remain on view until March 5. 10-RHR

Friday 01-29

The Flamin’ Hellcats, Rudyard’s, 2010 Waugh, 9pm, $7. (Not sure if the time is doors or show.) Great rock and roll very close to the style of the rock and roll pioneers of the 1950s and 1960s, with hints of newer styles. 10-W04-1

Beginning Friday 01-29

Mrs. Mannerly, Alley Theatre (Neuhaus Stage), 615 Louisiana, times vary by day, $40. A play inspired by memories of a childhood etiquette class, in which a young boy named Jeffrey is determined to be the first to get a perfect score in the title character’s demanding etiquette class. Tickets available at website or by calling 713-220-5700. 10-ATMM

The Turn of the Screw, Houston Grand Opera, Fri 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. $29+. A story of two children, drawn into the world of the dead by the ghosts of their prior governess and her lover. As an added bonus for those new to opera: this one is sung in English with English supertitles. 10-HGOTOTS

Saturday 01-30

D.R.U.M. at Continental Club, 3700 Main, $10 advance/$15 at door. African rhythm with a healthy influence of jazz, R&B, Latin, and pop. A true testament to the diversity of Houston’s music scene! 10-M01-7