2012-04-18/22 Weekly LOVIEE

It’s a packed weekend with something for just about everyone, from rock and roll to classical to fine art to things international. I may even have one or two more things to add to this already bulging list.

Thursday 04-19

Life as Lions acoustic show, House of Blues (Foundation Room), 1204 Caroline Street, doors 7pm, $8. A four-piece rock group from Houston puts on their first ever acoustic show. 12-W16-1

Friday 04-20

Jealous Creatures / The Boxing Lesson / PuraPharm / Residual Kid, Mango’s, 403 Westheimer, 8pm-?, $7. 12-W16-2

“Pickin’ Party” featuring Andrew Karnavas, Shellee Coley and Matt Harlan; Natachee’s Supper ‘n Punch, 3622 Main, 7-10pm. Three Houston area singer-songwriters put on a round-robin show. 12-W16-6

Friday 04-20 and Saturday 04-21

Houston Ballet Academy Spring Showcase, Wortham Center, 501 Texas, Fri 7pm/Sat 1:30pm, see website for ticket prices. The students of today are the stars of tomorrow. Sneak a peak at the future of the company as the gifted young artists of Houston Ballet’s professional training school dance pieces created especially for them. 12-W16-3

Saturday 04-21

Opening: Patrick Renner Vestigial Structures, Avis Frank, 215 23rd Street (Galveston), 6-9pm. Based in Houston, Patrick Renner utilizes architectural waste in the construction of his work. The title of the show references the evolution of materials from imagined to corporeal, from what they once were to how they now can be perceived. 12-W16-4

Kenji Williams’ “Bella Gaia”, Miller Outdoor Theatre, 8-10pm. Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) is a multimedia journey that expresses the deeply moving beauty of planet Earth, created by award winning director and classically trained violinist Kenji Williams. Bella Gaia features a live performance by Kenji & other performers with orbiting visualizations of Earth from space on Miller’s new projector system. 12-W16-5

Saturday 04-21, Sunday 04-22, and Future Dates

Houston International Festival, downtown: City Hall/Tranquility Park/Sam Houston Park, 11am-8pm see Eventbrite web page for ticket prices. Houston’s annual festival of international art, music, and cuisine returns once again. 12-IFEST

Sunday 04-22

Sucré/The Tontons/Finnegan, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, doors 7pm/show 8pm, $10. Sucré is a relatively new act featuring Darren King of Mute Math and Stacy King of Eisley, whose first album A Minor Bird came out on April 10. 12-M04-3