2011-06-06/12 Weekly LOVIEE

Long days, warm weather, that “head to the beach” vibe, rock and roll, crawfish boils, and a few art exhibits. Add them all up, and you have summer time in Houston.

Continuing This Week

Round 34: Matter of FOOD, Project Row Houses, 2505-2517 Holman St., Wed-Sun noon-5pm. An exhibit addressing the issues of nutrition, accessibility, and sustainable urban farming practices, and celebrating food traditions. Exhibition continues through June 19. (My apologies for leaving this off of the LOVIEEs after its initial mention; it should have been included at least once again before now.) 11-R34MOF

Wednesday 06-08

Folk Punk show featuring The Wild, Sedition Books, 901 Richmond, 7:30pm. The Wild hails from Atlanta, and are on tour with Run, Forever from Pittsburgh. Local acts Days N Daze, RadioFlyer, U not I, and Marissa will also be performing. 11-W23-1

Dick Dale, Continental Club, 3700 Main, 7pm. “The King of Surf Guitar” makes an appearance in Houston. Also featuring Laramie Dean and Paul Ramirez. 11-W23-2

Opening Thursday 06-09

Kana Harada: Tears of Light, Koelsch Gallery, 703 Yale Street, 6-9pm (opening reception). Kana is a Dallas-based artist who hand-cuts intricate, plant-like forms from sheets of white foam. She describes her work as “the joy and adventure of going back to the basics of the soul and finding nirvana.” 11-KHTOL

Friday 06-10

Screening of This Is It, Miller Outdoor Theatre, 8:30pm. Documentary about the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. 11-W23-3

Ars Lyrica presents Forbidden Pleasures, Hobby Center, $30 (use code “HYPA” at checkout for this price), 7:30pm. This finale to Ars Lyrica’s 2010-11 season includes works by Alessandro Scarlatti written during the prohibition of opera in Rome. 11-W23-4

Saturday 06-11

Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin IV, Miller Outdoor Theatre, 8:15pm. Musicians recreate the album as well as a selection of other hits by the rock legends. 11-W23-5

Sunday 06-12

Phillip’s Crawfish Boil, Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150, $18, 2pm until supply is exhausted. I had been meaning to feature one of these for a while, and almost ran out of chances; this is the last crawfish boil of the season, and a great reason to swing by “The Mezz” if you’ve never been before. If the mood strikes you, stick around for two rounds of Snowman Poker starting at 7:30pm and 10:30pm. 11-W23-6