2011-07-25/31 Weekly LOVIEE

Summer in Houston sizzles on with more hot events. There’s something for everyone this week, whether it be stage plays, country, rock, or kung-fu cinema.

Continuing This Week

The United States of Tamarie: An All American Revue (Made In China), DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, 8pm, pay-what-you-can. Tamarie Cooper is back, with a play that examines the inherent absurdity of our modern national identity. This play will be running Wednesday through Saturday nights until August 20. 11-W28-2 / 11-CTTUST

“Meaning In Motion” by Pablo Gimenez Zapiola, Spacetaker ARC, 2101 Winter Street #B11, 10am-6pm (visitors are requested to call 713-868-1839 for an appointment to ensure that the gallery is open). Live train projection this week on Wednesday, 8:45pm-10:45pm. 11-PGZMM

Tuesday 07-26

70s Classic Kung-Fu Movie Night at Jenni’s Noodle House, 2027 Post Oak, 7pm, free admission. This week’s feature is The Blind Swordsman: Zatochi (2003). 11-W30-1

Wednesday 07-27

The Krayolas, Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, 8pm. Psychedelic pop and Tex-Mex garage rock. This band came off of a long hiatus in 2009, so if the name sounds vaguely familiar that’s why. 11-W30-2

Jason Cassidy, Goode’s Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, 8:30pm, no cover. Up-and-coming country artist based in Montgomery, TX (west of Lake Conroe). 11-W30-3

Friday 07-29

Changoman/La Sien, Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, doors 8pm, $7 (21+)/$10 (under 21). Spanish rock at its best. 11-W30-4

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)

Saturday 07-30

Julydoscope!, Discovery Green, 4-10pm, free admission. Live performances from Talento Bilingue de Houston Center, Musiqa featuring Chris Becker, Suchu Dance, Avantica Academy of Odissi Dance, and local musician Tyagaraja. At 8:20pm there will be an outdoor film screening, Xanadu (1980), starring Olivia Newton-John and featuring two 1980s music legends, Electric Light Orchestra and The Tubes. Food and beverages will be available through the purchase of wristbands sponsored by Culturemap, Whole Foods, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Vitamin Water; beer will be for sale thanks to the generosity of Silver Eagle. 11-W30-5