2011-08-01/31 Monthly LOVIEE

August is upon us, and with it, the nominal end of summer. I say “nominal” because this being Houston, we all know it still feels like summer well into October. Anyway, this August is an action-packed month with a little of everything: local music, live theater, and outdoor movie screenings. Hope to see you around town!

Continuing through Saturday 08-20

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. Wednesday through Saturday nights, closing August 20. 11-CTTUST

Saturday 08-06

White Linen Night in the Heights, 4pm-2am, all around the Heights area. A day of entertainment and community inspired by the original White Linen Night in New Orleans. 11-M08-1

Tuesday 08-16 through Thursday 08-18

Movies at Miller, Miller Outdoor Theater, 8pm all three nights. The Back to the Future trilogy comes to the Miller! Tuesday night is Part I, Wednesday night is Part II, Thursday night is Part III. A great chance to see the movies if you’ve never seen them before, or just want to see them again. 11-M08-2

Friday 08-26

Canned Acoustica IV, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 7pm-2am, school supplies donation for admission (any two three of: loose leaf notebook paper (>80 sheets), Spiral notebooks (70-page, single subject), pencils (package >24 count), facial tissues, markers: fine point and regular (>2), multi-colored construction paper (>30 sheets)). See On The Horizon feature for details. 11-M08-3

Fall for Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Miller Outdoor Theater, 8pm-10pm. DWDT kicks off another season with a free show at the Miller, featuring Walsh’s own Time out of Line. 11-M08-4

Saturday 08-27

The Go-Gos, House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, doors 6pm, $40/60/75/140/215 (+fees), tickets available at livenation.com. Also featuring local blues-rock band Runaway Sun and San Antonio-based Girl In A Comal. 11-M08-5

DiverseWorks FUNdraiser, 1117 East Freeway, doors 7pm, party starts 8pm, $10 minimum donation. DiverseWorks celebrates the end of another hot and humid Houston summer with one last party before the fall arts season. Featuring performances by The Wild Moccasins and The Wiggins. 11-M08-6

Sunday 08-28

Houston’s 175th Birthday Bash, Market Square Park, 5-8pm. A live jazz band and performances by Interactive Theater highlight the festivities. Food and drinks (including beer wine) will be available at Niko Niko’s, as well as special 175th Birthday-edition cupcakes from Frosted Betty, Angie’s Cake, and Cupcakes a GoGo. You may also bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. 11-M08-7