2011-01-24/30 Weekly LOVIEE

There was an important announcement last week, and I want to make sure everyone’s on the same page with it. While the weekly and monthly LOVIEE features will remain a key part of the site, there is now a community behind Quinn’s Big City as well. If you have not done so already, sign up and check it out. This is the most exciting thing to happen here and I don’t want anyone to get left out!

Continuing This Week

Parody of Light, DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Wed-Sat noon-6pm. Patricia Hernandez critiques the business practices of Thomas Kinkade, “Painter of Light,” in this installation which resembles the interior of a home and shopping mall. Exhibit continues through February 26. 11-DWPARODY

I Shot Rock: The Music Photography of Mark C. Austin, Block 7 Wine Company, 720 Shepherd, see website for business hours. An exhibition of music performance photography, continuing through February 27. Presented by Spacetaker. 11-SHOTROCK

Snowman Poker League runs free Texas Hold’em tournaments at bars and pubs across the Houston area. Featured games this week: The Pour House, 10315 W. Airport (Stafford), Wed 7pm & 10pm; Fox & Hound, 12802 Gulf Freeway, Thu 7pm & 10pm. Z-SMP

Tuesday 01-25

Against Me!, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, doors 8pm/show 9pm, $12/$14. Punk-rock band currently based in Gainesville, FL (originally from Naples). Also featuring Cheap Girls (rock; Lansing, MI), Fences (pop/shoegaze; Seattle, WA), and American Heist (punk-rock; Houston, TX). 11-W05-1

Wednesday 01-26

Jungle Rockers, Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, 8pm. Austin-based group with its own brand of ethnic/tribal-infused rock and roll. 11-W05-2

Thursday 01-27

Peter Wolf Crier, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, doors 8pm, $11.75. Americana duo from Minneapolis, MN. Also featuring Retribution Gospel Choir. 11-W05-3

Friday 01-28

Dennis Gonzales/Yells at Eels, Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston. 11-W05-4

Saturday 01-29

Sarah Rothenberg’s The Blue Rider: Kandinsky and Music, Wortham Theater Center (Cullen Theater), 501 Texas, 8pm, $25/$35/$45. A unique combination of visual art and classical music. In addition to being responsible for the concept and direction, Sarah Rothenberg also plays the piano in this concert; she accompanies soprano vocals by Susan Narucki on some pieces. Presented by Da Camera of Houston. 11-W05-5

The Snake Charmers, Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone, 8pm, $6. Also featuring Los Vertigos and Third Ear Caravan. A trio of Houston native rock/blues/soul bands. I’m a long time fan of The Snake Charmers, and they alone are worth the price of admission. 11-W05-6