2011-02-08/13 Weekly LOVIEE

With the approach of Valentine’s Day each year comes events geared towards the occasion. And this year is no different. There’s no doubt that love is in the air once again, even if not every event fits the theme, and one flies right in the face of it.

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

Snowman Poker League hosts free Texas Hold’em poker tournaments at bars and pubs across the greater Houston area. Featured games this week: Nick’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1448 Wilcrest, Fri 7pm & 10pm; Barney’s #20, 8539 Gulf Freeway, Wed/Sat 7pm & 10pm. Z-SMP

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

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. Exhibit continues through February 17. 11-SYNERR

Thursday 02-10

Cultured Cultured Cocktails, Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar, 307 Fairview, 5-10pm. Presented by Spacetaker. This week, Frame Dance Productions is featured; back in 2010 May, Frame Dance was founded by Lydia Hance to connect Houston’s vibrant art community to the emerging Web 2.0 social media infrastructure. 11-W06-1

Thursday 02-10 Through Saturday 02-12

“Second Course – Winter Mixed Rep” by Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Hobby Center, 800 Bagby, 7:30pm (all three nights), $25/$39/$52, student/senior discount $15/$29/$42, tickets available online. Featuring Swedish choreographer Mats Ek’s Pas de Dans along with Walsh’s own The Afternoon of a Faun and Victor Frankenstein (the latter of which is a world premiere). 11-W06-2

Friday 02-11

Second Annual F*ck Love, Let’s Party: An Anti-Love Celebration, Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation, $10/$25/$50 (GA/VIP/VIP+). Featuring DJ’s, food, drink, Shoot Your Ex, craft table, and numerous other attractions. Just don’t expect a kissing booth. 11-W06-3

Opening Friday 02-11

Paradise Hotel, DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Fri-Sat 8pm. Catastrophic Theatre presents Paradise Hotel, a play by Richard Foreman which is described as “a frank, experimental play about the nature of physical and emotional satisfaction and the bipolar nature of American sexuality.” This play is intended for mature audiences. 11-CTPARADISE

Saturday 02-12

8 Seasons, Wortham Center, 500 Texas, $20-55 (tickets available online), 8pm. Mercury Baroque performs the Four Seasons by Vivaldi and the Four Seasons by Argentinean tango composer Astor Piazzolla. 11-M02-3