2011-02-01/07 Weekly LOVIEE

First things first. I’d like to welcome all the new readers, and acknowledge the community of existing readers who have stuck around for the past year and change. Which, I might add, is rapidly approaching a year and a half if you count the time prior to the official wide launch.

Due to some schedule conflicts making it impossible for me to post yesterday, I am moving the weekly LOVIEE back to Tuesday through Monday for this week only (there were no events to include for Monday 2011 January 31). Next week’s will be Tuesday through Sunday, after which I will revert back to Monday through Sunday.

I also have another important announcement I will be making in the next couple of days, which I am delaying so as to not flood everyone with posts all at once.

Continuing This Week

Snowman Poker League hosts free Texas Hold’em poker tournaments at bars and pubs across the greater Houston area. Featured games this week: Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150, Thu/Sun/Mon 7:30pm & 10:30pm; Griff’s Tavern, 3416 Roseland, Wed 7pm & 10pm; Lone Star Club, 2900 South Shaver (Pasadena), Sun 6:30pm & 9:30pm. Z-SMP

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

Wednesday 02-02 and Continuing

Reception for I Shot Rock: The Music Photography of Mark C. Austin, Block 7 Wine Company, 720 Shepherd Dr., 6-8pm. A showcase of works from the renowned local photographer who specializes in music concert photography. If you are at all a fan of the Houston music scene, it’s almost certain you’ve seen at least a few of his pictures somewhere (most likely in the Houston Press or on the walls of the Green Room at Warehouse Live). Exhibit continues through February 27. 11-SHOTROCK / 11-M02-1

Thursday 02-03 to Thursday 02-17

syntaxerrors, UH Project Gallery, UH Fine Arts Building (directions from UH website), hours not posted. A collection of works by Jeremy DePrez which show perceived missteps and one-offs, all together under one roof. 11-SYNERR

Friday 02-04

Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights/Truth & Salvage Co/Placid Blue, Walter’s on Washington, 4215 Washington, 8pm, $10, advance tickets available at TicketWeb. 11-W06-1

Saturday 02-05

4th Annual Rory Miggins Irish Stew Cookoff, starting at noon. Featuring The Blaggards and Come See My Dead Person. 11-M02-2

Sunday 02-06

Smith Westerns/Yuck, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, 8pm, $8 (advance)/$10 (day of), tickets available online at StubWire. 10-W06-2