2009-10-05/31 Monthly LOVIEE

Note that Halloween-related events (costume contests, parties, etc) won’t be included, those will be posted in a special edition LOVIEE on or about Saturday 2009-10-24.

This is more than I ever really planned to put in a monthly LOVIEE. But, in a way, that’s a good thing.

Saturday 10-10

Runaway Sun LP release party at The Continental Club, 3700 Main. $10, includes admission and copy of album, 8-11pm. Clory Martin is the opening act. Come join me and my friends as we celebrate a day that the band and its loyal fans have been awaiting for about a year! 09-M10-0

Thursday 10-15

Morgan Thorson’s Heaven at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. 8pm, tickets available online and are priced “pay what you want.” From the Web site description: “Heaven works to create sublime revelations for all–audience members, dancers, believers, non-believers, dance enthusiasts, and music lovers.” (Normally I do not copy verbatim from source listings but this was extremely difficult to paraphrase/summarize.) 09-M10-1

Friday 10-16

Morgan Thorson’s Heaven at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. 8pm. See listing for Thursday. 09-M10-2

Saturday 10-17

Morgan Thorson’s Heaven at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. 8pm. See listing for Thursday. 09-M10-3

Thursday 10-22

Pinktober at the Hard Rock Cafe, 502 Texas, featuring Low Man’s Joe. $10, 8:30pm-11:30pm. Proceeds benefit The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization providing screening, diagnosis, early access to treatment, and support to all women regardless of ability to pay. A great local band supporting a great cause at a great venue; what more could you ask for? Seriously, if you haven’t seen a Low Man’s Joe show, you do not know what you are missing. 09-M10-4

Friday 10-23

Barkitecture Yappy Hour, Houston Pavilions, 1201 Fannin, 5-8pm. Featuring a silent auction of designer dog houses, plus shopping. 09-M10-5

Saturday 10-24

15th Annual Houston Women’s Music Festival at Jones Plaza, 601 Louisiana St., Noon-10pm. $16 in advance, $23 at door. Featured artists: Halcyon, Michelle Malone, Suzanna Choffel, Vicci Martinez, Sick of Sarah, Trina Hamlin, and Natalia Zuckerman. Emcee: Ginger Leigh. 09-M10-6

Barkitecture Tour & Charity Auction, Houston Pavilions, 1201 Fannin, 10am-6pm. Silent auction of designer dog houses, plus shopping. 09-M10-7

Downtown and a Movie presents Best In Show as part of the Barkitecture Houston festivities. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, seating at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7:30pm. 09-M10-8

Friday 10-30

HTown ThrowDown Latte Art Challenge benefitting Coffee Kids, The Coffee Groundz, 2503 Bagby, 5-9pm. $10 suggested donation. 09-M10-9


2009-09-29/10-05 Weekly LOVIEE

There’s the usual stuff in the ongoing LOVIEE if nothing here suits your fancy. I did my best to fill it out. Some of these I find myself very light on information about.

Wednesday 09-30

The Queers, Walter’s on Washington, 4215 Washington Ave. 8pm. Pop-punk. 09-W40-8

Brennan Nase Trio (Quartet?), Sambuca, 909 Texas Ave. Time not listed. Jazz. 09-W40-9

Thursday 10-01

An Evening With Hal Ketchum at Houston Live Arena, 13700 Karalis, with a special guest appearance by the Scooter Brown Band. $25 in advance at previous link, $35 at door. Doors at 6pm, concert at 7pm. 09-W40-0

Ain Gordon: The Storm Show at the DiverseWorks theater, 1115 East Freeway. Tickets available at previous link, priced “pay what you want.” 09-W40-1

Friday 10-02

Divergence Vocal Theater presents Autumn Spectre, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2119 Avalon Place, 8pm. $20, tickets available online at previous link and at the door. Contemporary art song in English, featuring piano, harp, and sitar as well as butoh inspired dance. There will also be a meet-the-company after party following the performance. 09-W40-2

Ain Gordon: The Storm Show at DiverseWorks. See listing for Thursday. 09-W40-3

Technology Bytes Geek Gathering at Coffee Groundz, 2503 Bagby. 7:30pm-?. You need not necessarily be a geek to attend, just bring your interest in technology or social media. 09-W40-4

Saturday 10-03

Divergence Vocal Theater presents Autumn Spectre. See listing for Friday. 09-W40-5

Ain Gordon: The Storm Show at DiverseWorks. See listing for Thursday. 09-W40-6

Sunday 10-04

Rally on the Green: Discovering Houston’s Leadership. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. 2-5pm. Presented by the League of Women Voters, Central Houston and KPRC Channel 2. A forum for city controller and mayoral candidates. 09-W40-7


2009-09-22/28 Weekly LOVIEE

There’s also plenty of stuff in the ongoing LOVIEE as well.

Wednesday 09-23

The Captain Legendary Band, Pub Fiction, 2303 Smith. 9pm-midnight. Country/southern rock band based in Humble, TX, originally from Baton Rouge, LA. 09-W39-0

Thursday 09-24

Eat. Drink. Chill. Cheer. A Cocktails + Culture Crawl sponsored by Houston Pavilions, Fresh Arts Coalition, Houston Young People for the Arts. 6-9 pm, $30, tickets available at Web site. “This event always sells out.” Performances by Michael Manalo (Via Colori artist), Opera in the Heights, Main Street Theatre, and Runaway Sun. 09-M09-2 Facebook event page

Discovery Green presents Jesse Dayton & Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers as part of its Concert on the Green series. 1500 McKinney, 6:30-8:30pm.09-W39-5 Facebook event page

Friday 09-25

Last day to buy advance tickets for the Texas Renaissance Festival. Yes, it’s coming up on that time of year again, for those of you ready to party like it’s 1599. 09-M09-3

Strange Fruit at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney (Jones Lawn), 8pm. Strange Fruit is an Australian act blending circus, dance, and theater. This is their first show not just in Houston, but anywhere in Texas, and it looks to be exciting! 09-W39-1

Saturday 09-26

The Snake Charmers in concert at Coffee Groundz, 2503 Bagby. No cover, 7pm-midnight. One of my favorite bands; come join me and find out why! This show will be their first time at this venue. Other artists will also be performing as part of this show: Wayside Drive, Doc & The Holidays, Gail Bixler, and Kenneth Scott. 09-M09-4 Facebook event page

Strange Fruit at Discovery Green, 8pm. See Friday’s listing. 09-W39-2

Dirty Doctors + Naughty Nurses at Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150. First drink free with theme-appropriate costume, karaoke, $3.50 shot menu. 09-W39-3 Facebook event page

Sunday 09-27

Strange Fruit at Discovery Green, 8pm. See Friday’s listing. 09-W39-4


2009-09-19/21 Special Edition LOVIEE

Two events that came to my attention after the deadline for this week’s post needed more attention. One is kind of outside the usual focus of this blog, both in location and type, but I feel the cause is important enough to bend the rules a bit. So my first special edition LOVIEE comes much sooner than it otherwise would have.

Saturday 09-19

The Montgomery County Humane Society is closing and needs help finding homes for its remaining animals before the city of Conroe takes over operations of the shelter. Adoption fees are waived. 407 Sgt. Ed Holcome Blvd. in Conroe, noon-4pm. 09-S-0

Monday 09-21

Opera in the Heights is hosting a dress rehersal party celebrating and preceding its season opener, Il Tabarrro/Pagliacci. A drawing will take place for a small walk-on part for the production of Pagliacci. Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd.; pre-performance party at 6pm, dress rehearsal begins at 7pm. 09-S-1 Facebook event page