2011-02-21/27 Weekly LOVIEE

This was due to be posted on or before President’s Day. However, circumstances arose which made that impossible, some of which will be posted to my other blog, Rant Roulette in the coming days. (I’ll give you a hint: it’s really hard to make a computer work without electricity.) Thankfully, I didn’t see anything that important for Monday or Tuesday nights, outside of things that had already been posted.

In the interest of completeness, here’s the opening paragraph I had ready to go before all heck broke loose:

President’s Day, the nearing end of winter, and the coming dawn of spring are upon us this week. Even though our winters in Houston are nowhere near as brutal as some cities farther north or even farther out in the desert, I always celebrate the end of winter. And here are some ways to celebrate if you are so inclined.

And now, on with the list.

Continuing Through Sunday 02-27

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). Last week to see this exhibit.11-SHOTROCK

Thursday 02-24 Through Saturday 02-26

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo World Championship BBQ Cook-Off, Reliant Stadium, Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri noon-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, $10 adult/$5 child. This is Houston, it’s rodeo time, and we start off rodeo season with a barbecue cookoff. Hint: come hungry. 11-W08-1

Thursday 02-24

Honky Tonk Blood Houston Premiere, Landmark River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray, two showings (9:30pm and 11:30pm). An independent film which took half a decade to make, and starring many well-known people in the Houston music scene. 11-W08-2

Friday 02-25 Through Sunday 02-27 (And Continuing)

The War of the Worlds, Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd., Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm, $15 adult/$8 child, tickets available online. Jeff Wayne’s musical adaptation of the HG Wells novel is brought to life by FrenetiCore. 11-FCWOTW

Friday 02-25

The Tontons Tour Kickoff, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak Drive, 8pm, $8. Come see The Tontons perform in Houston before they depart for a tour of the western US. 11-W08-3

Staci’s Edge CD Release Party, Lucky’s Pub, 801 St. Emanuel, 9pm, no cover. Staci’s Edge is a local rock band influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, The Beatles, Susan Tedeschi, and Norah Jones. August 83 will be opening. 11-W08-4

Opening Saturday 02-26

The Poo-tail Collection, Spacetaker ARC, 2101 Winter Street B11, Sat (02-26 only) 5-7pm, Mon-Fri 11am-6pm. Artist and neurologist J. E. Theriot recreates the brain of his childhood through art. The exhibit takes its name from the nickname of a horse he drew at the age of five. Exhibit continues through March 18. 11-POOTAIL

Saturday 02-26

Steers & Beers, 8725 Katy Freeway (near Voss), 7pm, $7 (free for Aurora Picture Show members). Artist-made short films inspired by the cowboys. Also featuring other rodeo-/Western-themed events. Attendees encouraged to dress in Western attire. Presented by Aurora Picture Show. 11-W08-5

Sunday 02-27

ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) In Recital Presents Danielle Kuhlmann, French Hornist; Dowling Music Recital Room, 2615 Southwest Freeway, 2:15pm, free admission. In the past, Danielle has performed with the Seattle Symphony, American Ballet Theater and with the Brooklyn, Long Island and Westchester Philharmonics. 11-W08-6

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