2012-03-15/31 Monthly LOVIEE

It took a little longer than I wanted, but Quinn’s Big City is back. Hopefully that will be the last major hiatus for this blog for a good long while. I really did not want to put the blog on hiatus but there was simply no way I could continue turning out any kind of quality posts given my situation at the time. Actually, not being able to make my usual blog posts was the least of my concerns, but that’s another story I’m not going to tell right now…

What I am going to do, however, is get back to sharing some of the great events coming up, that I’ve sorely missed being able to share. I went ahead and cut off this “monthly” LOVIEE at the end of March instead of carrying it forward through mid-April as originally planned. I will probably post April’s monthly LOVIEE a bit early and resume posting of the weekly LOVIEEs with the final week of March, but this is subject to change. (Since it’s already Thursday the 15th when I’m posting this, and the following week is Greek Week at Market Square Park, it does not make sense to post weekly LOVIEEs for either week.)

Saturday 03-17

Opening Reception for “Things That We See and Do”, Lynn Lane Photography, 1824 Spring, 5-9pm. Artists Lynn Lane and Carrie Courtney will be exhibiting work in the curated photography show as part of the 2012 FotoFest Biennial. The show will run through April 15 by appointment only. 12-M03-1

Monday 03-19 through Sunday 03-25

Greek Week at Market Square Park, presented by Niko Niko’s. This actually encompasses seven different events, one for each day of the week. All events at Market Square Park, 301 Milam (in downtown Houston).

  • Monday: Mythology talk, 6pm. ($2 Mythos beer special) 12-M03-2
  • Tuesday: Free Greek pastry & coffee tasting, 4-6 pm. 12-M03-3
  • Wednesday: Live Greek music and dancing, 6-10pm. 12-M03-4
  • Thursday: Backgammon night, 6-8pm. 12-M03-5
  • Friday: Screening of the movie 300 (rated R), 8pm. Presented by the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow. Gerard Butler stars as King Leonidas, leading a force of 300 men to fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 BC. 12-M03-11
  • Saturday: Greek wine tasting event, 2-6pm, $10. 12-M03-6
  • Sunday: Greek Independence Day Brunch, 10am-2pm, $?. 12-M03-7

Friday 03-30

Staci’s Edge, Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 FM 1960 West, 9pm-midnight, $?. 12-M03-8

Low Man’s Joe/Max Rios/Satisfaction, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, doors 7pm, show 7:30pm, $12 advance/$15 door. 12-M03-9

Friday 03-30 and Saturday 03-31

Mountainfilm on Tour, Rice Media Center, entrance #8 on the Rice University Campus (University Blvd. at Stockton), 6-11:30pm, $25 (one day ticket)/$50 (two day pass), discounts for students/KPFT members, supporter level tickets also available. The long-running film festival goes on tour and makes stop in Houston. From the website: “Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride has been always best described as by one unchanging word: inspiring.” Tickets are available online for this event. 12-M03-10