2011-02-14/20 Weekly LOVIEE

This week features the last of the Valentine’s Day themed events, the last few days of an art exhibit, and the next-to-last week of two others. Spring is soon to be upon us, and with it will come the return of outdoor events infeasible to hold during the winter.

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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 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. Last week. 11-SYNERR

Monday 02-14

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

%$*# Love Party, (New) Dirt Bar, 1209 Caroline, 6pm-2am. The Dirt Bar’s annual “tribute” to Valentine’s Day, and their first at the new location since leaving 222 Yale. 11-W07-1

Wednesday 02-16 Through Saturday 02-19 (And Continuing)

Paradise Hotel, DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, Wed-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

Thursday 02-17

Broken Social Scene, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 8pm, $18 (advance)/$20 (day of). Indie rock band based around the greater Toronto, Ontario, area. Also featuring Zeus, another indie rock act hailing from the Toronto area (note: this is not the better-known Dutch band Zeus, which is on hiatus at the time of this writing). 11-W07-2

Answers to Questions, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose, 6:30pm, free admission. Musiqa in conjunction with the Mitchell Center for the Arts present a world premiere featuring the work of composer Bill Ryan, and performed by violinist Todd Reynolds. 11-W07-3

Friday 02-18

Ambassador of Rock Battle of the Bands, Hard Rock Cafe, 502 Texas, 8-11pm. Featuring OSIRIS, Adelaine, and two other bands to be announced. 11-W07-4

Saturday 02-19

Chase Hamblin/Al Staehly (of Spirit)/Mitch Jacobs, Continental Club, 3700 Main, $10 (tickets available at ticketlagoon.com), 21+. Presented by Steady Boy Records, this is the release party for Chase Hamblin’s album A Fine Time. 11-M02-4

Anarchists vs. Nativists: The Struggle Against SB 1070, Sedition Books, 901 Richmond, 7pm. Joel Olson, an Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University, leads this talk about the grassroots struggle against Arizona’s notorious anti-immigrant law, focusing on the work of the Repeal Coalition. 10-W07-5