2012-05-10/06-17 Monthly LOVIEE

Spring–if you can call this hot weather spring–is rapidly giving way to summer. Note that this month includes Memorial Day weekend, some establishments may be closed on the Sunday before (05-27) or Memorial Day itself (Monday 05-28).

The weekly LOVIEEs will resume next week (05-14/20); I have included two events prominent enough to make the monthly LOVIEE for this weekend, and since it is so late in the week already I decided to skip the weekly LOVIEE for this week (05-07/13).

Friday 05-11

Lisa Morales, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 7:30pm, $20 advance/$22 at door, tickets available online. Lisa is best known for being half of the duo Sisters Morales, now pursuing a solo country career. 12-M05-3

Sundays in May (05-13, 05-20, 05-27)

Crawfish Boil, Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150, 2pm until supply exhausted, $20 with/$25 without additional purchase from bar (all you can eat). Bags, basketball, beer pong, flip cup, and other activities; drink specials include $3.50 beer pints and shot wheel, $4 Bloody Mary Bar and SoCo Fiery Pepper shots. 12-MEZZCFB

Friday 05-18

Low Man’s Joe/Hounds of Jezebel, BFE Rock Club, 11538 Jones Rd, show 8:30pm. Some of you may have been wondering what happened to Low Man’s Joe. Well, wonder no more; Low Man’s Joe is back in action with a concert in northwest Houston, taking the stage at 10:30pm. This doubles as a celebration of lead singer Bret Gyrich’s birthday. Hounds of Jezebel will take the stage at 11:30pm. Filling out the schedule will be Eficin, Serpent’s Son, and 12 Gauge Awakening. 12-M05-4

Saturday 05-19

Bar Olympics, Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Freeway #150, sign-in 2pm/games start 3pm, $40/4 person team. Events will include: Golden Tee Closest to the Pin, 301 darts, basketball hoops shootout, blackjack, flip cup, and 9 ball pool. Team members get 2 free drink tickets, $7 pitchers, premium gift bag, and a limited edition Mezzanine Lounge koozie. 12-M05-5

Friday 05-25 Through Saturday 06-09

American Falls, DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, pay-what-you-can, tickets available online, Wed-Sat, 8pm. From playwright Miki Johnson, a play which follows a day in the lives of eight people (six living, two dead) in the small Idaho town after which the play is titled. Presented by Catastrophic Theatre. 12-AMFALLS

Thursday 05-31

House of Blues Jetspeed Live Showcase, 1204 Caroline, 8 pm, $10 in advance/$12 at door, tickets available online. Also featuring Low Man’s Joe, Inner Image, Holly Hicks Band, Strait Laced Scarlet, Lonestar Massacre. 12-M05-6

Friday 06-01 Through Saturday 06-16

Suchu Dance’s 10th Annual Big Range Dance Festival, Barnevelder MAC, 2201 Preston, Fri & Sat 8pm. A showcase of choreography from both veterans and new blood, artist driven and artist produced. 12-BRDF

Saturday 06-16

Fire in the Kitchen/Seraph/Jack Shaefer, Fitzgerald’s (downstairs), 2706 White Oak, doors 8pm, $5 advance/$7 day of/$9 box office. Austin-area talent in town for a night. 12-M06-1


2012-05-03/06 Weekly LOVIEE

Since I’m a bit late on the draw, this is going to be one of the more brief weekly LOVIEEs. The monthly LOVIEE for most of May/early June will be posted shortly.

If you like what you see here, spread the word. I’ve kept this blog going off and on for most of three years now. The official third anniversary of the wide launch will be 2012 October 5, and I’d like to have a reason to really celebrate it this year. More details to come.

Opening Thursday 05-03

Meaning in Motion, Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333 S. Jensen, reception 7-10pm, exhibit open Mon-Fri 10am-7pm. An exhibition of photographic, video & media performance by Argentina-born Pablo Gimenez Zapiola. 12-PGZMM

Thursday 05-03

Mid Main First Thursday benefiting The Orange Show, several merchants in the 3600 & 3700 blocks of Main (near Ensemble/HCC rail station), 5-10pm. Natachee’s Supper N Punch will host several art cars in the yard as well as feature live music from PeeWee Stevens and Pops Stewart (6:30-9:30pm); Sig’s Lagoon is selling off the former vinyl record inventory of the recently closed Sundance Records in San Marcos; Real Ale Brewery is offering free, cold, draft beer in all shop spaces; many merchants are contributing 5% of sales to The Orange Show. More details at the Fresh Arts website since there’s just too much to try to list it all here. 12-W18-1

Thursday 05-03 through Saturday 05-05

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s Spring Mixed Rep, Hobby Center, Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby,7:30pm (all three nights), $25/40/52, tickets can be ordered online. DWDT’s tenth anniversary season closes with the world premiere of Walsh’s Camille Claudel, and several other works including Walsh’s The Itch created for the 2002 International Ballet Competition. 12-W18-2

Friday 05-04 through Sunday 05-06

Springboard South Music Festival, CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Boulevard, Fri 5-11pm, Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-7pm, free admission. Featuring the following acts: Vital, Another Run, Dave Ransom, The Anthem, The Strive, Staci’s Edge, Nick Verzosa, Bayou Roux, Chase Hamblin, Vitera, Brother Magnum and the RazorBumps, Kris Becker & The Frozen Heat. 12-M05-1

Stick ‘Em Up Houston Premiere, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Fri & Sat 6:45pm & 9pm/Sun 5pm & 7pm, $7, tickets available online and online purchase highly recommended as some showings will likely sell out. See On The Horizon post for the Exclusive Debut for more information. 12-M05-2

Saturday 05-05

Cinco Drinko at Berryhill Baja Grill, 1717 Post Oak Blvd, 2-8pm. Festivities will include an outdoor concert featuring The Tontons and Poor Pilate, as well as drink specials and a limited food menu. 12-W18-3