2012-05-10/06-17 Monthly LOVIEE

Spring–if you can call this hot weather spring–is rapidly giving way to summer. Note that this month includes Memorial Day weekend, some establishments may be closed on the Sunday before (05-27) or Memorial Day itself (Monday 05-28).

The weekly LOVIEEs will resume next week (05-14/20); I have included two events prominent enough to make the monthly LOVIEE for this weekend, and since it is so late in the week already I decided to skip the weekly LOVIEE for this week (05-07/13).

Friday 05-11

Lisa Morales, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 7:30pm, $20 advance/$22 at door, tickets available online. Lisa is best known for being half of the duo Sisters Morales, now pursuing a solo country career. 12-M05-3

Sundays in May (05-13, 05-20, 05-27)

Crawfish Boil, Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150, 2pm until supply exhausted, $20 with/$25 without additional purchase from bar (all you can eat). Bags, basketball, beer pong, flip cup, and other activities; drink specials include $3.50 beer pints and shot wheel, $4 Bloody Mary Bar and SoCo Fiery Pepper shots. 12-MEZZCFB

Friday 05-18

Low Man’s Joe/Hounds of Jezebel, BFE Rock Club, 11538 Jones Rd, show 8:30pm. Some of you may have been wondering what happened to Low Man’s Joe. Well, wonder no more; Low Man’s Joe is back in action with a concert in northwest Houston, taking the stage at 10:30pm. This doubles as a celebration of lead singer Bret Gyrich’s birthday. Hounds of Jezebel will take the stage at 11:30pm. Filling out the schedule will be Eficin, Serpent’s Son, and 12 Gauge Awakening. 12-M05-4

Saturday 05-19

Bar Olympics, Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150, sign-in 2pm/games start 3pm, $40/4 person team. Events will include: Golden Tee Closest to the Pin, 301 darts, basketball hoops shootout, blackjack, flip cup, and 9 ball pool. Team members get 2 free drink tickets, $7 pitchers, premium gift bag, and a limited edition Mezzanine Lounge koozie. 12-M05-5

Friday 05-25 Through Saturday 06-09

American Falls, DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, pay-what-you-can, tickets available online, Wed-Sat, 8pm. From playwright Miki Johnson, a play which follows a day in the lives of eight people (six living, two dead) in the small Idaho town after which the play is titled. Presented by Catastrophic Theatre. 12-AMFALLS

Thursday 05-31

House of Blues Jetspeed Live Showcase, 1204 Caroline, 8 pm, $10 in advance/$12 at door, tickets available online. Also featuring Low Man’s Joe, Inner Image, Holly Hicks Band, Strait Laced Scarlet, Lonestar Massacre. 12-M05-6

Friday 06-01 Through Saturday 06-16

Suchu Dance’s 10th Annual Big Range Dance Festival, Barnevelder MAC, 2201 Preston, Fri & Sat 8pm. A showcase of choreography from both veterans and new blood, artist driven and artist produced. 12-BRDF

Saturday 06-16

Fire in the Kitchen/Seraph/Jack Shaefer, Fitzgerald’s (downstairs), 2706 White Oak, doors 8pm, $5 advance/$7 day of/$9 box office. Austin-area talent in town for a night. 12-M06-1