2011-01-03/09 Weekly LOVIEE

Yes, I know this is being posted right after the monthly LOVIEE and mostly contains repeats from therein. My usual sources have yet to turn up many events worthy of inclusion beyond what is in the monthly LOVIEE, so I may be returning later in the week to add others. (I know, I say that all the time.)

I’m going to start highlighting more and more selected events from the ongoing LOVIEE on a rotating basis, as I feel they are frequently overlooked.

Ongoing This Week

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: Fox & Hound, 11470 Westheimer, Mon 7pm and 10pm; Tribeca, 5810 Beverly Hill, Wed 7pm and 10pm; Molly’s Pub, 29803 Loop 494, Thu/Sat 7pm and 10pm. Z-SMP

Friday 01-07 (First Friday of Each Month)

2600 Magazine meeting, The Galleria, Ninfa’s Express next to Nordstrom’s, 6pm-?. Z-14 / 11-M01-1

Friday 01-07 (Non-Repeating)

Omotai, Rudyard’s, 2010 Waugh, 21+. Hardcore/thrash metal band. Show also features Ghostown Electric, Big Fiction, and Canyons. 11-M01-2

Danny Barnes, Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance. Locally-based country/folk artist. 11-W01-1

Ultimate Groove, Cullen’s Live, 11500 Space Center Blvd (Clear Lake), 9pm. 11-W01-2

Saturday 01-08 (First Saturday of Each Month)

Buffalo Bayou Walking Tour presented by Architecture Center Houston (ArCH), 315 Capitol, 10am, $15 (non-members)/$10 (members), credit cards accepted for tickets in advance only. This tour showcases Houston’s architectural history from 1836 to the present. Reservations are appreciated but not required, and the tour is held weather permitting. Z-15 / 11-M01-3

Saturday 01-08 (Non-Repeating)

Alter Bridge, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, doors 7pm/show 8pm, $25+fees.  Also featuring Taddy Porter and Like A Storm. 11-W01-3