2010-07-14/18 Weekly LOVIEE

The middle of the summer is here, and the event calendars are heating up just like the weather. There’s no excuse for boredom whether your tastes lean towards visual art, plays, opera, or modern music.

I’ll have the monthly LOVIEE up by about this time tomorrow. It’s taken longer than expected due to some unique circumstances (it will have to cover longer than a calendar month because I’m posting it so late).


ArtHouston, numerous local art galleries (see website for details), all day, free admission. Exhibitions include a wide range of work including abstract paintings, mixed media, sculptures, photography, and collage. Exhibitions continue through August 13. 10-ARTHOUSTON

The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street. Show continues through August 7. 10-LACBIG

Wednesday 07-14 through Sunday 07-18

Little Shop of Horrors, Miller Outdoor Theatre, 8:15pm, free admission. Rock musical about Seymour and an alien plant which was later made into a feature-length movie. Performed by Theatre Under The Stars. 10-W28-1

Wednesday 07-14 and Thursday 07-15

La Bohéme, various local theaters, Wed 6:30pm, Thu times vary by theater, $15. This is an HD recording of the Metropolitan Grand Opera’s production of the famed opera, which is usually much more expensive and less accessible for us folks down here in Houston. (Note: the theaters I checked appear to be doing early afternoon (matinee) showings for Thursday.) 10-W28-2

Thursday 07-15

The Mother Truckers, Continental Club, 3700 Main, 10pm, $12. Country/rock band from Austin. 10-W28-3

Friday 07-16

Andrew Karnavas at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, Norfolk, 7:30pm, $15. Andrew is probably better known as the lead singer of Runaway Sun; unlike the band’s blues/rock, his solo tunes place more of an emphasis on traditional folk/blues style. 10-W28-4

Saturday 07-17

Lost Voices: Passion & Perseverance, Dowling Music, 2615 Southwest Freeway #220, 6:30pm, $10. Pianist Adam Vincent Clay performs works from Russian composers from the era of Stalin’s Zhdanov Doctrine, under which they were previously censored. Presented by the Houston New Arts Movement. 10-W28-5

Kickball presented by Extra Life, Hermann Park near Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, noon-4pm. Come join us for a fun time playing kickball! 10-M07-1