2010-03-29/04-04 Weekly LOVIEE

Wow, it’s April already? Yes, it sure is. And there’s no fooling around for this week’s LOVIEE. This one’s a bit light, but not entirely by choice; there really was not a whole lot to pick from.

The monthly LOVIEE may be a day or two later than usual and I may add additional events as the week goes on. I’ve looked ahead and I already see several truly exciting things coming up in April. Spread the word, tell your friends, April is going to be an exciting month and Quinn’s Big City has the inside scoop!

Tuesday 03-30

Co-Existing and Co-Llaborating, Molly Gochman’s Studio, 2442 Bartlett Street, 7pm, $7 (free for Aurora members). Aurora Picture Show presents this curated program featuring the work of six artist teams, highlighting the highs and lows of working and living together throughout the creative process. 10-W13-1

Wednesday 03-31

Road Show Send-off Extravaganza, Lucky’s, 801 St. Emanuel, 6-9pm. Join the Road Show Blondes, Aimee Woodall and Jayme Lamm, on their last night in Houston before emarking on a 2,000+ mile road trip to New York City to raise money for the Jed Foundation (suicide prevention and mental health services for college students). 10-W13-2

Thursday 04-01

Food & Movie Night, Sedition Books, 901 Richmond Ave., 8pm, $5 suggested donation. Vegan snacks and dessert accompany a screening of Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change, a documentary by Tom Jackson. 10-W13-3

Thursday 04-01 thorugh Saturday 04-03

Dance Salad Festival, Wortham Center, 501 Texas, 7:30pm, $19-$47. Featuring the following dance companies (not an all inclusive list): The Royal Ballet of Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium; Norwegian National Ballet, Oslo, Norway; Ballet de Lorraine, France; Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genéve, Switzerland; Hungarian National Ballet, Hungary; Compañia Nacional de Danza, Mexico; Netherlands Dance Theater; English National Ballet, London; Gelabert Azzopardi Companya de Dansa, Barcelona, Spain; Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Forth, Texas; Jacoby & Pronk, New York/Amsterdam; Gauthier Dance, Stuttgart, Germany; Central Europe Dance Theatre, Budapest, Hungary. If you’re a dance fan, you’ll definitely want to see this! (Note: the performances rotate and not every company will perform each night. Attending two of the three evenings will ensure seeing all the choreographic works presented. The truly addicted will of course show up for all three…) 10-M04-1

Friday 04-02

An Evening with Nick Gaitan & Andrew Karnavas, Rudyard’s British Pub, time not given. Nick is best known for his role as bassist for The Umbrella Man; Andrew is best known as lead singer of Runaway Sun. Together they will be performing some of the songs from Andrew’s upcoming solo album Film Noir (Nick played bass on the album as well). 10-W13-4


2010-03-22/28 Weekly LOVIEE

Another great week filled with things to do around town. Two music acts to start the week, two fundraisers, and the opening of an art exhibition. Hopefully every week for the forseeable future will be like this one, chock full of excitement. Spread the word, tell your friends, Quinn’s Big City is back up to full speed. In addition to the revamp I’ll be launching soon, I’ll be announcing a giveaway (the first one!) sometime in April.

Tuesday 03-23

Jon Hogan and Maria Moss, Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, 6pm. Country/folk with a hint of blues. 10-W12-1

The Guzzlers, Magnolia Bar and Grill, 6000 Richmond, 7pm. Country rock, apparent influence from ZZ Top and 38 Special (my take, the band does not list them in the two dozen bands they were influenced by). This band frequently plays this venue Tuesday nights, but not every Tuesday. 10-W12-2

Wednesday 03-24

Watercolors, Sambuca, 909 Texas Ave., time not listed. 10-W12-3

Thursday 03-25

Twestival Houston 2010, Caroline Collective, 4820 Caroline, 5:30-11pm.
Featuring: music from Insert Name Here, Wayside Drive, The Last Place You Look, Winter Wallace, Prairie Cadets, and Gretchen Schmaltz; games from Extra Life Houston; a photobooth provided by Digital Memories; and a raffle featuring prizes donated by many local businesses and artists. Benefiting Concern Worldwide, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating extreme poverty worldwide. No admission fee will be charged but as this is a charity fundraiser so please bring cash for raffle tickets and some of the activities. 10-W12-4

Friday 03-26

Gilberto Gil, Jones Hall, 8pm, $22-$57. Brazilian musician with a unique style (Tropicália) blending bossa nova, rock, African, Bahian folk, and Portugese Fado. 10-M03-5

Opening Saturday 03-27

Stretch: ClayHouston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street. See website for hours of operation. A juried exhibition by ClayHouston, a local artist group, based on the theme of “stretching” the medium and definition of clay. Exhibition on view through May 23. 10-SCH

Sunday 03-28

Noah’s 1st Annual Chili Cookoff, Coffee Groundz, 2503 Bagby, 11am-7pm, $5 minimum donation. Featuring live music from Eversion, Prairie Cadets, Aric Alan, Harmony Groove, Torn, and Loud Love, and a raffle. Benefiting Noah’s Kitchen and Interfaith Ministries. 10-W12-5


2010-03-15/21 Weekly LOVIEE

It is hard for me to believe too, but tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s day already. My, how time flies.

I may have other events to add to this later in the week. This one is kind of rushed and it shows. I am giving stronger consideration to changing the format and possibly abandoning the weekly LOVIEE in favor of shorter, more frequent posts detailing one or two events each for the time being.

Wednesday 03-17

Your Amsterdam at Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150, 9pm, no cover. Cold Shot opens. St. Patrick’s Day drink and food specials will be available. 10-W11-1

Thursday 03-18

Off With Their Heads, Walter’s on Washington, 4215 Washington, 8pm, $. Minneapolis-based punk/metal band, making a stop in Houston as part of a regional tour. Featuring special guest Cobra Skulls opening. 10-W11-2

Friday 03-19

Screen on the Green, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, 8-11pm, free admission.
This installment is a screening of Julie and Julia (2009, 123 min.) featuring Meryl Streep’s performance as Julia Child which won her a Golden Globe award (among others). 10-W11-3

Saturday 03-20

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, 7pm, $20 in advance/$23 day of show. 10-M03-3

Spacetaker APOCAYLPTO Gala, Winter Street Studios, Winter Street, 7-11pm, $60+. 10-M03-4


2010-03-08/14 Weekly LOVIEE

Another week, another weekly LOVIEE. This one is also a bit light. I’m doing my best to find good stuff to post but between the rodeo and SXSW in Austin, quantity may be hard to come by.

The new site design mentioned previously should go live on or before 2010 April 9. I plan to make the redesign something truly spectacular, so it’ll be a couple weeks later than originally planned. Good things come to those who wait.

Thursday 03-11

AftonLive Showcase, $12. Showcase for up-and-coming new local artists. 10-W10-1

Friday 03-12 through Monday 03-15

South by Due East, Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th St., Fri 5p-2a, Sat-Sun 3p-2a. Independent music festival featuring local Houston bands, too many to name individually. See website for full schedule. 10-M03-1

Saturday 03-13

Menil Community Art Festival, Menil Campus, 1515 Sul Ross, 11am-4pm, free admission. 10-M03-2

RebelRave Tour 2010, Wired Live (formerly Meridian), 2000 Bell, doors 9pm, $15 (tickets available online). Featuring several prominent DJs/musicians: Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Joe Dismal, Bjorn Larsen, Chris Calix, Pandai’a, Suraj K, Pejman, John the Third, and Upgreyed. 18+ (21 to drink). 10-W10-2