2010-01-18/24 Weekly LOVIEE

This week’s LOVIEE is a bit lighter than I had hoped it to be. Nevertheless, I have something for every day but Tuesday. A few things–actually, it may wind up being more like a lot of things–will be changing up around here and I will have a more complete announcement later this week.

Monday 01-18

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 DAY. 09/10-IADG

Wednesday 01-20

Insurgent Theatre presents “Ulysses’ Crewmen” at Sedition Books, 901 Richmond, 6:30pm. The play is written within the framework of Homer’s Odyssey, and shows the opposite outcome to illustrate political economies and bureaucracy in today’s world. From the calendar entry: “The show is intense, high energy, and contains strong language.” (I’m guessing that is the rough equivalent of the MPAA’s “R” or maybe even “NC-17” rating.) Preceded by a set from Torry Mercer and the Deconstruction Crew, a folk/acoustic act. 10-W03-1

Garbage Dreams, Rice University, entrance no. 8 (University Blvd. at Stockton Dr.), 7pm, free admission. This film is an epic tale of three young garbage collectors from Cairo who make a living by recycling their haul, and the large global waste companies which threaten their way of life. 10-W03-2

Thursday 01-21

Houston Press Flashback Thursdays: Gene’s Addiction (KISS tribute band) at Lucky’s Pub, 801 St. Emanuel, 8pm, no cover. 10-W03-3

Thursday 01-21 through Saturday 01-23

Company Clare Dyson’s Voyeur at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, 8pm, tickets available online and are priced “pay what you want.” This is the US premiere of the performance installation of the Australian-based Company Clare Dyson. From the description: “In this exciting new work, audiences are not passive viewers, they choose where and how they view the performance. Seats on stage surround the set, situated in front of specially designed ‘peepholes,’ giving specialized viewing experiences. Some seats have binoculars, others headsets that reveal the performers’ inner monologues.” One of the most innovative twists on performing arts that I have heard of. A definite “don’t miss” performance! 10-M01-4

Friday 01-22

Be The Ball, Hermann Park Golf Course clubhouse, 2155 North MacGregor Dr. (at Almeda), 8-11pm (underwriters’ preview at 7pm), $100. Tickets available online at Glasstire or by calling 713-850-0939. Featuring 80s music from Molly & the Ringwalds and an art auction with work from several top Texas artists, as well as the usual adult beverages (provided by Savvy Vodka, The Tasting Room, Max’s Wine Dive, and Saint Arnold Brewery) and snacks. 10-M01-5

Sunday 01-24

Anvil at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, 7pm, $20+. Metal band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which sounds a lot like a cross between KISS, Motley Crue, and Alice Cooper, updated a bit for the current decade. Also featuring Sid 17. 10-W03-4