2011-02-01/28 Monthly LOVIEE

February is here, the month of groundhogs, Valentines, and the end of winter. I also consider it the end of the beginning of the year, and notice that whatever “holiday break” that some arts groups take is usually done by now. And with that, here’s a look at what the month of February has in store for us.

Wednesday 02-02 and Continuing

Reception for I Shot Rock: The Music Photography of Mark C. Austin, Block 7 Wine Company, 720 Shepherd Dr., 6-8pm. A showcase of works from the renowned local photographer who specializes in music concert photography. If you are at all a fan of the Houston music scene, it’s almost certain you’ve seen at least a few of his pictures somewhere (most likely in the Houston Press or on the walls of the Green Room at Warehouse Live). Exhibit continues through February 27. 11-SHOTROCK / 11-M02-1

Thursday 02-03 to Thursday 02-17

syntaxerrors, UH Project Gallery, UH Fine Arts Building (directions from UH website), hours not posted. A collection of works by Jeremy DePrez which show perceived missteps and one-offs, all together under one roof. 11-SYNERR

Saturday 02-05

4th Annual Rory Miggins Irish Stew Cookoff, starting at noon. Featuring The Blaggards and Come See My Dead Person. 11-M02-2

Saturday 02-12 and Monday 02-14

8 Seasons, Wortham Center, 500 Texas, $20-55 (tickets available online), 8pm both nights. Mercury Baroque performs the Four Seasons by Vivaldi and the Four Seasons by Argentinean tango composer Astor Piazzolla. 11-M02-3

Saturday 02-19

Chase Hamblin/Al Staehly (of Spirit)/Mitch Jacobs, Continental Club, 3700 Main, $10 (tickets available at ticketlagoon.com), 21+. Presented by Steady Boy Records, this is the release party for Chase Hamblin’s album A Fine Time. 11-M02-4

Opening Saturday 02-26

The Poo-tail Collection, Spacetaker ARC, 2101 Winter Street B11, Sat (02-26 only) 5-7pm, Mon-Fri 11am-6pm. Artist and neurologist J. E. Theriot recreates the brain of his childhood through art. The exhibit takes its name from the nickname of a horse he drew at the age of five. Exhibit continues through March 18. 11-POOTAIL