2011-08-08/14 Weekly LOVIEE

Quick sidenote before I get on with the list: The second anniversary of the wide launch of Quinn’s Big City is approaching, and I’m planning some kind of gathering/party for you, my readers and fans. I never really had a chance to get something going for the first anniversary party, so I’m hoping to make up for it this year. Got ideas? Want to be part of the party? Drop me a line.

And yes, I realize the list this week it’s a bit thin, especially since there’s nothing to carry over from the monthly LOVIEE for this week. When summer’s over, most of the arts organizations will be starting their new fall seasons so it’ll be “back to normal”.

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-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 Friday, 8:45pm-10:45pm (last one). 11-PGZMM

Wednesday 08-10

Shooter Jennings, Blue Moose Lodge, 5306 Washington Suite C, 7pm. Country musician following in the vein of his father, Waylon Jennings. 11-W32-1

Thursday 08-11 through Saturday 08-13

Lemonade Stand 2011 (part of Houston Dance Festival), Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston, 8pm (all three nights), $20 in advance/$25 at door/$15 for students and DSH members (at door with ID only). This is the first show of the season for Hope Stone Dance Company and it looks to be a good one. 11-W32-2

Thursday 08-11

Slant: Bold Asian American Images Festival, River Oaks Theater, 2009 West Gray, 7:30-10pm, free for Aurora members with RSVP/$10 for non-members. Aurora Picture Show’s annual showcase of emerging and mid-career Asian American artists returns once again. All genres will be featured, including narrative, experimental, documentary, and animation. This show is curated by Melissa Hung, founding editor of Hyphen, a magazine about Asian American culture. 11-W32-3

Saturday 08-12

Two Tons of Steel, Monnalisa Bar, 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy, 7pm. Country/rockabilly act based in Austin. 11-W32-4