2011-10-01/31 Monthly LOVIEE

If you are reading this when I first posted it (Saturday morning of the 1st) this looks very thin, but I will be filling this out with other events in the coming week.

I am not doing a special Halloween LOVIEE this year, due to the lower readership levels. If I, personally, do anything for Halloween it will likely be a private party and it simply makes no sense to go through the effort to make a list that will likely just be ignored.

As previously mentioned the Weekly LOVIEE resumes next week. If you are interested in helping this site grow by helping edit the LOVIEEs, OTH features, and/or recaps, drop me a line.

Saturday 10-01 and Sunday 10-02

Worldwide Photowalks, various locations, see OTH feature for more information. 11-M10-1

Lisa Chow Exhibit Opening: 60 Days 60 Drawings, Space Montrose, 2608 Dunlavy, 6-10pm. Featuring live music by Winter Wallace and her band, cupcakes, and drinks.11-M10-2

Saturday 10-15

Extra Life Marathon, Microsoft Store, Houston Galleria, 6pm-6am, $24 suggested donation (until 9pm)/$24 entry fee (after 9pm). A primarily video game marathon benefiting Texas Children’s Hospital locally. Food and drinks will be available, as well as a live musical act as the night wears on. Come join me, we’ll be having a great time! 11-M10-5

Wednesday 10-19 through Sunday 10-23

Menopause the Musical, Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road (Stafford), Wed/Thu 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm, $34/$49.50. A comical celebration of “the change” women experience as they age. 11-M10-6


No Weekly LOVIEE this week

The next Weekly LOVIEE will be posted for 2011-10-03/09 (next week). The Monthly LOVIEE for October will be posted no later than tomorrow night (the 30th).

I try not to skip many weeks, especially with the new performing/visual arts seasons kicking into gear, but I do have other things going on right now. If you are interested in helping edit the LOVIEE features, drop me a line and we may be able to work something out.


OTH: Via Colori 2011

The saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. So it’s no big surprise that here we are, in 2011, and it’s already time for Via Colori again.

This post is going to be a bit light, because I’ve written recaps for both the 2010 and 2009 events. For those new to the concept, parts of two downtown streets (Bagby and Allen Parkway/Lamar) are closed off and transformed into a street art festival where artists will paint on marked sections of the road surface using pastels.

The event benefits the Center for Hearing and Speech. Admission is free, though keep in mind this is fundraiser for CHS. Per the event FAQ: “There will be a variety of delicious food and beverage options available for sale throughout the festival, including beer and wine for those 21 years of age. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Revenue from on-site food and beverage sales helps the festival to remain an admission-free event.”

Alongside the visual art, there will also be live music. Since the event is still well over a month away, the lineup has not yet been finalized but will be posted on the official website. Previous years’ events have featured a larger stage on Bagby, and a smaller stage on Lamar, and have included such well-known local acts as Runaway Sun, Buxton, and The Tontons.

This is looking to be a great time for everyone, so save the date (Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20) and bring the whole family!


2011-09-20/25 Weekly LOVIEE

My apologies to everyone who waited and waited and gave up looking for the weekly LOVIEEs the past two weeks. Real life kind of took over and left me with no time for blogging. It did not affect just this blog; I had intended to make more substantial posts to my new personal site Spectacular Shawn, as well as Rant Roulette which has been neglected for well over a month.

Needless to say, this also means I’ve been way too busy to consider seriously planning any kind of anniversary gathering. If anyone has ideas, please do post them to the forums. I’m considering something very informal perhaps alongside one of October’s events, perhaps just a semi-organized meeting of the regular readers.

I may be adding to this if I find out about something else. This was, I will admit, kind of done in a rush. Regular readers know I set a high standard for this site, and I hope I have not fallen too far short of that.

Tuesday 09-20

ROCO Beer & Brass, St. Arnold’s Brewery, 2000 Lyons, $20. A trio of horns from the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, a selection of beers and appetizers: three ingredients for a great time in Houston. 11-W38-1

Thursday 09-22

Runaway Sun/Two Hoots and a Holler, Discovery Green (Fondren Performance Space), 6:30pm. 11-W38-2

Friday 09-23

OSIRUS/Ctrl+Alt+Jay/Mobley/We Were Wolves, Mango’s, 403 Westheimer, 9pm/10pm/11pm/midnight (set start times, respectively), cover charge not listed. 11-W38-2

Saturday 09-24 and Sunday 09-25

Houston Press Best of Houston BestFest, Midtown Superblock (900 McGowen, between Main and Travis), Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-8pm, $40 (GA)/$150 (VIP). A music, food, and arts festival showcasing national headliners alongside local bands. Music acts include: CAKE, Toadies, Hayes Carll, Against Me!, Chamillionaire, Deer Tick, Bun B, Slim Thug, Carolyn Wonderland, Buxton, The Tontons, Little Joe Washington, and Wild Moccasins. 11-M09-6

Sunday 09-25

Your Amsterdam, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, $9 in advance (tickets available online at aftonshows.com)/$12 at the door. 11-M09-7