2012-06-25/07-01 Weekly LOVIEE

June winds to a close with a veritable myriad of things to check out in greater Houston. And one of the better events this week is way beyond city limits, so far beyond that I’ve had to rethink how events are chosen to feature here. I’ll post more details later in the week along with a few other important announcements about things that are changing for the better.

Tuesday 06-26

Our Imperfect Future album release party, Lance’s Turtle Club, 2613½ NASA Parkway (Seabrook), 8pm. This is a CD listening party with limited seating. Copies of the album will be available for sale for $15 with $2 from every CD sold going to The Amy Linn O’Sullivan Memorial Student Experience Scholarship at The University of Houston Clear Lake. For more details see the Facebook event page. 12-W26-9

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. Last chance: this Sunday.12-REDHOT

Wednesday 06-27

Met Summer Encore: Mozart’s Don Giovanni, multiple movie theaters throughout the Houston area and beyond (NCM Fathom event), 6:30pm, price may vary by theater location. Mariusz Kwiecien is the world’s most famous lover in Michael Grandage’s elegant new production, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. The lineup of refined Mozartians also includes Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramón Vargas, and Luca Pisaroni. This performance was originally transmitted live on Saturday, 2011 October 29. 12-W26-1

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

Friday 06-29 and Saturday 06-30

Extremely Shorts 15 Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett Street (note: new address), screenings only Fri 7pm & 9pm, $5 members/$15 non-members, VIP screening and award reception Sat 8pm, $15 members/$25 non-members. Featuring films by: Alonso Tapia; Brenda Cruz; Brian Lonano and Kevin Lonano; Case Hathaway-Zepeda; Claudia Melgar; Gisela Parker; Harrison Smith and Derek Beck; Jenny Lim; Jillian Mayer; Jono Foley; Lili White; Lucas Leyva; Melissa Tran and Vanessa Godden; Miguel Jiron; Miguel Martinez; Mile Olenick; Os Galindo; Otis Ike and Ivete Lucas; Paris F. Jomadiao; Rebecca Sloan and Joseph Pelling; Ron Diorio; Sam Gurry; Sean Hughes; Silvia Aviles; Ted Kennedy; Vanessa Godden. See ticket page on the APS website for more detailed information. Please note some films contain mature content. 12-W26-2 (Friday screening) / 12-W26-3 (Saturday VIP screening & awards banquet)

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

Girl Band Night at Continental Club: Holly Hicks/Jealous Creatures/Kathy Dare and the Bad Luck Charms/Cheeky Chicks (burlesque show), 3700 Main, show 8pm (unconfirmed). 12-W26-4