2010-12-01/31 Monthly LOVIEE

December is upon us again. It’s a bit of a lull particularly in the arts scene with the holidays but I have found enough to fill out the list for the month. I may add a couple more, and remember that New Year’s Eve events will be in a separate special edition LOVIEE to be posted within the next couple of weeks.

Ongoing This Month

Perspectives 172: Kirsten Pieroth, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. 5216 Montrose, Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat 10am-5pm. Thu 10am-9pm, Sun 12pm-5pm, free admission. Unusual juxtapositions of everyday objects. This exhibition is themed around the life and work of Guglielmo Marconi, inventor in the field of radio. Exhibit runs through January 2. 10/11-PERSP

The Ice At Discovery Green, $10+tax including skate rental per person, see website for hours and details. Back again for the 2010-11 winter, an outdoor ice rink in Houston! The model boat basin portion of Kinder Lake (the part directly behind the Anheuser-Busch stage) will be frozen over using renewable energy and transformed into an ice skating rink. Great if you miss outdoor ice skating in your northern US or Canadian hometown, or if you just don’t feel like battling Galleria traffic to go ice skating. 10/11-IADG

Wednesdays This Month

Robert Ellis and the Boys, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, 9pm. Country/Americana. 10-M12-5

Thursday 12-02

Justin Townes Earle at Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, doors 8pm, show 9pm, $15/$18, tickets available online at Super Unison. Country/Americana artist from Nashville. Also featuring Caitlin Rose. 10-M12-1

Saturday 12-04 and Sunday 12-05

Dickens on the Strand, downtown Galveston on The Strand between 20th and 25th and surrounding areas, Sat 10-9, Sun 10-6, $9/$12. The long-running celebration of Victorian London returns to Galveston for the 37th year. 10-M12-2

Saturday 12-11

Second Annual Gingerbread Build-Off, Market Square, 300 Travis, 10am-3:30pm. See the recap of last year’s event to get an idea what this is about. 10-M12-3

Guitar Shorty, The Big Easy, 5731 Kirby, no time given. Local blues legend who has been in the music business for over half a century. 10-M12-4