2012-06-18/07-22 Monthly LOVIEE

While at first glance this may appear somewhat sparse for a “monthly” LOVIEE which actually covers a little over a month, do keep in mind two of the events are plays which span multiple nights, and there is still a possibility of more events being added later in the month as more shows are announced.

The weekly LOVIEE may not be up until Wednesday; in the meantime I will also be posting a recap of a recent event, so stay tuned.

Continuing Through Sunday 07-01

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, Main Street Theater: Chelsea Market, Wed-Thu 7:30pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm, $20/$32/$32/$36 (+fees), tickets available online. From the description: “Red Hot Patriot is a hysterically funny, down-to-earth, truly kick-ass story of the unsinkable Molly Ivins, the famously brassy newspaper columnist and best-selling author. A true Texas original, Ivins was a sharp-tongued wit who skewered the political establishment and the “good ol’ boys” with her unforgettable humor and wisdom. Written by twin sisters Margaret Engel and Allison Engel, themselves longtime journalists, the play celebrates Ivins’ courage and tenacity.” Recommended for mature audiences only due to language. 12-REDHOT

Thursday 06-28

Merle Haggard/Noel Haggard/Folk Family Revival, Nutty Jerry’s, 18929 Englin Road (Winnie), $30-$75. A true country legend and his son share the bill with an up-and-coming local folk/country act. Nutty Jerry’s is about 3½ miles east of downtown Winnie and approximately a 64-mile drive from downtown Houston, near the corner of Englin Road and Highway 73 (don’t go by where Google Maps puts the place marker). 12-M06-2

Thursday 06-28 Through Saturday 07-14

Large Animal Games presented by Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company, Studio 101, 1824 Spring Street, Thu-Sat ticket prices (no show on Sat 06-30): $18 regular/$10 students & seniors, Mon ticket price: “pay as you like”, tickets available online (all tickets will call). As described on the company’s website: “This incisive, unexpected, and larger than life tale of sex, love, and self delusion tracks the overlapping escapades of a group of friends old enough to know better in love but still naive enough to mess things up anyway, and the man who supplies them with equal parts tough love, lingerie and self awareness. In a series of fluid scenes, Large Animal Games takes a comically skewed and razor-sharp look at modern relationships through a mix of bullfights, big game hunting and intimate apparel.” Written by Steve Yockey. 12-LAG

Saturday 06-30

Ray Price, Dosey Doe, 25911 Interstate 45 (Spring/The Woodlands), two shows 5pm/8:30pm, $78-$118. Ray is a country music legend who was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1986. Ticket price includes dinner served one hour before the show (salad, choice of entrée, dessert, beverage). 12-M06-3

Friday 07-06 and Saturday 07-07

The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses presented by the Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana #101, see website for current ticket availability and pricing. 12-M07-3

Friday 07-06

Castle Lights, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak Dr, doors 8pm/show 9pm, $10 in advance/$12 at door. 12-M07-1

Saturday 07-07

Chrome 44/Low Man’s Joe/Savage Evolution, Concert Pub North, 2470 FM 1960 W, 10pm, $8 (21+)/$12 (under 21). (Note: Chrome 44 will no longer be playing this show per an announcement on June 25.) 12-M07-2

Blaggards/The Dragliners/The Clarks, Continental Club, 3700 Main. 12-M07-4

Opening Friday 07-13

Tamarie Cooper’s Doomsday Revue presented by Catastrophic Theatre, DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, all shows Wed-Sat 8pm, pay-what-you-can. As described by the company’s website: “Tamarie Cooper’s DOOMSDAY REVUE (The Greatest Musical Ever!) is a celebration of our imminent destruction. From apocalyptic predictions, adolescent embarrassment, zombies, pestilence, and famine to global warming, astronomical catastrophes, technological collapse, and the Barbie Sex Boat – no one is safe from whatever comes next. So grab your bug out bag and prepare for the best.” This play is for mature audiences. 12-DOOMSDAY