2012-06-11/17 Weekly LOVIEE

By sheer coincidence this time around, most of the stuff is on Thursday night as of the time of first posting, but as always I may have stuff to add to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the week goes on.

As always, if you find out about a good event here, tell your friends about this blog, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check back every week.

Tuesday 06-12

Steve Straker Band, Last Concert Cafe, 1400 Nance, 7pm. Country act influenced by rock and blues. 12-W24-1

Tuesday 06-12 and Thursday 06-14

Screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as part of Movie Tavern Retro Cinema, three Houston area locations: Deerbrook, 9630 FM 1960 Bypass West (Humble); Richey Road, 15719 I-45 North; Willowbrook, 18359 Tomball Parkway. 7:30pm, $7 adults/$5 child & senior. From IMDb: “With the aide of his Enterprise crew, Captain Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan, from using his son’s life-generating device, Genesis, as the ultimate weapon.” It’s a classic Star Trek film; Trekkers who have never seen it on the big screen, this is your wake-up call. 12-W24-2 / 12-W24-5

Wednesday 06-13

Screening of Citizen Kane, 2 pm & 7pm, three locatins: CineMark Memorial City Mall; CineMark Katy, 1030 West Grand Parkway North (Katy); CineMark Woodlands, 1600 Lake Robbins Drive (The Woodlands). Citizen Kane follows the life and death of a publishing tycoon named Charles Foster Kane. Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, and Agnes Moorehead. 12-W24-3

Beginning Thursday 06-14

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, Main Street Theater: Chelsea Market, Wed-Thu 7:30pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm, $20/$32/$32/$36 (+fees), tickets available online. From the description: “Red Hot Patriot is a hysterically funny, down-to-earth, truly kick-ass story of the unsinkable Molly Ivins, the famously brassy newspaper columnist and best-selling author. A true Texas original, Ivins was a sharp-tongued wit who skewered the political establishment and the “good ol’ boys” with her unforgettable humor and wisdom. Written by twin sisters Margaret Engel and Allison Engel, themselves longtime journalists, the play celebrates Ivins’ courage and tenacity.” Recommended for mature audiences only due to language. 12-REDHOT

Thursday 06-14

Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man, Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, 10pm, no cover. 12-W24-4

Beetle, Continental Club, 3700 Main, doors 7pm, no cover. Z-19

Friday 06-15

Staci’s Edge/The Holy Drag, The Mink, 3718 Main, doors 9pm/show 10pm, 18+. 12-W24-6.

Blaggards, Ashford Arms Pub, 13308 Westheimer Rd, 9pm, $5, 21+. 12-W24-7

Continuing 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

Chase Hamblin, Phul Court, 1311 Leeland, free show. 12-W24-8

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


2012-06-04/10 Weekly LOVIEE

This week brings plenty of stuff going on of all kinds. I may have even more events to add, because this is only Tuesday morning and I find out about stuff all through the week. So, if you look once and don’t see anything good, come back later in the week or month and look again, because I do update with new events as they come in. I will also update the Facebook and Twitter feeds with notice of this, and in fact sometimes (rarely) the Facebook/Twitter feeds will get the only notice of the event prior to it happening. I still update here with an event number for reference.

Speaking of which, I am considering a major overhaul of the site format to take place as early as August or September. I have two goals: to take tedium out of writing updates, and to make the site easier to use and a better experience overall. It’s possible I can do these with smaller changes; I will be looking at all my options in the coming weeks.

Continuing This Week

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

Continuing Wednesday 06-06 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. Last show is Saturday. 12-AMFALLS

Friday 06-08

Blaggards, R&R Sports Bar & Grill, 3338 FM 528 (Friendswood), set 9:30pm, $5, 21+. Blaggards are back in town, catch ’em while you can. 12-W23-5

Screening: I Can Do Anything!, Discovery Green, 7pm. Film shorts by, about, and for kids, celebrating children who can do anything. Before the screening, there will be a special performance by Girls Rock Camp of Houston All Star Band. Screening begins at dark. 12-W23-6

Saturday 06-09

Jason Eady/Folk Family Revival, Hardy Street Tavern, 21119 West Hardy (near FM 1960), show 8pm, no cover (free admission). 12-W23-7

Blaggards, Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge Road (Cypress), set 10pm, cover charge/ticket info unavailable, 21+. Blaggards are back in town, catch ’em while you can. (I would not expect cover/tickets to be any more than $10, but don’t hold me to that.) 12-W23-8

Deadman, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 7:30pm, $20 advance/$22 at door. 12-W23-9