2010-12-06/12 Weekly LOVIEE

While much later than I usually post these, there are still plenty of things going on over the next two nights. I’m going to go ahead and get a head start on next week’s to try to keep it from being quite this late in the week.

Ongoing This Week

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

Thursday 12-09 through Saturday 12-11

Museum of Dysfunction III: A Showcase of Shorts, Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak, 8pm, pay-what-you-can. Mildred’s Umbrella presents an evening of shorter plays ranging from two-minute monologues to 20-minute plays. 10-W49-1

Friday 12-10 and Saturday 12-11

City Dance Company’s Edge Dance Concert, Rice University, $10 (Rice students with ID)/$15 (GA). Featuring pieces with contemporary pointe, jazz, urban, classical, and nontraditional styles. According to artistic director Sherese Campbell (originally to the Houston Press): “Art is not just for the elite. We think it should be open to everyone, both onstage and off.” 10-W49-2

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