2010-12-27/2011-01-02 Weekly LOVIEE

There may not be a whole lot here; just like last year, I’ve made the New Year’s Eve parties a separate posting. Since that cuts this post down to almost nothing, I’ve taken the opportunity to highlight some events in the Ongoing LOVIEE.

I may add some more stuff later this week, most likely for Saturday or Sunday.

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

Snowman Poker League runs free Texas Hold’em tournaments at bars and pubs across the Houston area. Featured games this week: Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150, Mon/Thu/Sun 7:30pm and 10:30pm; Coaches Pub, 17460 Northwest Freeway, Tue/Wed/Thu 7pm and 10pm. Z-SMP

Wednesday 12-29

Lucio, Sedition Books, 901 Richmond, 7pm, free admission. Screening of a documentary about Lucio Urtubia, bricklayer by trade who forged millions of dollars in travelers checks to raise money for guerilla causes in Latin America, and who ultimately only spent a few months in prison for his crimes. 10-W52-1

Thursday 12-30

Chase Hamblin, Khon’s, 2808 Milam, 9-11pm, no cover. 10-W52-2