2011-06-20/07-31 Monthly LOVIEE

Beginning in August the Monthly LOVIEEs will be back to a normal schedule covering exactly a full calendar month, and hopefully will remain that way for the forseeable future. I do realize as of the initial posting that I only have through July 9 accounted for; I will be filling in the remainder of the month before the end of the week (Friday, June 24).

Friday 06-24

CastleLights/Finnegan/The Rocketboys/Brent Nettles, 2706 White Oak, 8pm-?, $8. A showcase of Texas-based musicians: CastleLights and Finnegan are both local to the Houston area, The Rocketboys hail from Austin, and Brent Nettles is based in Brenham. 11-M06-3

Saturday 06-25

Summer Solstice: Wine, Cheese and Bats, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway, 7-9pm, $45 (non-member)/$30 (member). Dr. Cullen Geiselman, a specialist in bat/plant interaction in the neotropics, gives a brief summary of the world’s bats species, their habitats, their life histories, and busts some common bat myths. This speech is followed by a “bat walk” on the Arboretum grounds. Event will be held indoors in case of rain. 11-M06-4

Thursday 06-30 and Friday 07-01

Movies at Miller, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 8:30pm, free admission. Thursday night’s screening will be E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Friday night will feature 2001: A Space Odyssey. Both nights are non-ticketed events. 11-M06-5 / 11-M07-1

Thursday 06-30

Espantapajaros/Chase Hamblin/Nathan Quick, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, doors 8pm, $5 (21+)/$8 (20 and under). 11-M06-6

Friday 07-01

Anarchitex CD Release Party, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, 8pm-?, free (21+)/$? (under 21). Also featuring The Energy, Black Congress, Delta Block. 11-M07-3

Sunday 07-03

Velcro Pygmies, BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones Rd, 8pm, $11 (advance)/$?? (at door). Up-and-coming rock band based in Louisville, Kentucky. 11-M07-2

Saturday 07-09

The 71s/Black Queen Speaks, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, doors 8pm, show 8:30pm, $10 (purchase tickets online). Two local rock legends headline this show. Also featuring Brannigan and The Vehement Burn. 11-M07-4

Opening Friday 07-15

“Meaning In Motion” by Pablo Gimenez Zapiola, Spacetaker ARC, 2101 Winter Street #B11, opening reception 7-10pm. 11-M07-5 / 11-PGZMM

Friday 07-15 and Saturday 07-16

Glitter Guts & Glory, Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd, 7:30pm (both nights), $15 in advance/$20 at door. Chroeographer jhon r. stronks and The Magic Unicorn Dance Crew present an evening-length dance theater performance event not to be missed. 11-M07-6

Saturday 07-23

Dayglow “The World’s Largest Paint Party”, Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, 9pm, $35 GA/$59.99 VIP (tickets available at website), 18+. A spectacular show that fuses high-energy music, art, dance, and paint into one mind blowing combination that must be seen to be believed. 11-M07-7

Friday 07-29 and Saturday 07-30

Blaggards — Friday show: R&R Sports Bar & Grill, 3338 FM 528 (Friendswood), show 10pm, 21+, call venue at 281-996-8300 for cover/ticket info. Saturday show: Molly Malone’s, 7824 Louetta Rd (Spring), show 10pm, no cover. It seems like the local champions of “stout Irish rock” have been spending more time performing outside of the Houston area than in it. Here’s a chance to catch them for their only local show this month. 11-M07-8 (R&R) / 11-M07-9 (Molly Malone’s)