2012-07-09/15 Weekly LOVIEE

There wasn’t much this week for Monday through Wednesday so I postponed this posting until today. I may have a couple more last minute additions later this afternoon/evening (Thursday) particularly for Saturday and Sunday.

Continuing 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

Thursday 07-12

Jandek, Mango’s Cafe, 403 Westheimer, 7:30pm-2am, $7. Also featuring The Escatones, The Bailout Bureau, and DJs Bob Bovary and Breaking Barber. 12-W28-1

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

FrenetiCore presents Memoriam, Fri-Sat $15 advance/$20 at door, 5102 Navigation, 8pm. From the FrenetiCore website: “A dance theater collaboration between composer/conceptual artist Robert Thoth, choreographer Rebecca French and the dance artists of FrenetiCore. MEMORIAM tells the story of a young woman trapped within a set of traumatic memories that she is doomed to repeat. Wry. Brutal. Heartbreaking.” Additional shows next week through July 21. Advance tickets available online. 12-MEMORIAM

Friday 07-13

Steel Lounge Underground, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose, 8pm-midnight, no admission fee (cash bar). From the Facebook event page: “Presented with Derek Jones and Josh Zulu, this music extravaganza showcases Houston’s diversity and talent by bringing together musical artists representing a variety of genres. During the event, the audience is invited to explore the stimulating exhibitions on view while enjoying the music. The talented lineup features Suraj K., Esteban Torres, and DJ Baby Jae and a live performance by Omari Tau.” 12-W28-2

Party Under The Tower, 6700 Harrisburg, 9pm-?, $15 presale/$20 at door if no sellout. Quoting the website: “Singularity Transmissions is a 40 ft tall sculpture being constructed by a team of Texas artist for this years Burning Man festival. Join us for THE ONLY showing of the piece before it is sent deep into the Nevada desert. … Check out the tower, play with the long range tin can phones, watch some amazing performances, and oh yeah, FREE BEER!” 12-W28-3

Saturday 07-14

Opening Reception for Lisa Chow & Y. E. Torres: Once there was, once there wasn’t, 7-10pm, Fresh Arts ARC, 2101 Winter Street. Exhibit continues through August 18, gallery visits available Mon-Fri by appointment. 12-W28-6

Savannah Berry with Winter Wallace, 10300 Louetta #150, 7:30pm, $15 (non-members). From the Facebook event page: “The listening room environment of WineStyles is the perfect setting to hear two of today’s most gifted female singers. With styles as divergent as Country and Alternative Indie rock, these young ladies share a passion for creating great music centered around dynamic vocal range and unique tone & style and and an innate ability to connect with their audience.” Darbi Shaun will be the opening act. 12-W28-7