There's a lot of stuff going around this weekend, and Friday the 13th is packed with goodies. See if you can wrangle a designated driver and a crew of rowdy misfits or get the bike out of garage if you can hack the heat!
Thursday's gem is 60's feminist-post-ab ex-proto-minimal icon Lynda Benglis, whose Wax Paintings & Ceramic Sculpture will be on view at Texas Gallery (behind River Oaks Theatre and next to The Blue Door) 6-8pm
If you have the time or you're driving down on Montrose check out Katherine Veneman in her first show in town at Art League Houston; if you haven't seen their new addition (the perversion of Inversion) it's worth popping by for a cuppa with the neighborhood technogeeks hooked up to their Wi-Fi. Friday 6-9pm
The Big Deal on Friday is the Big Show at the Lawndale. Out of nearly one thousand artworks juror Rita Gonzalez of LACMA has crafted an exhibit of wildly disparate photos, paintings, sculptures, installation, video and drawing. Music by Vic Vegas and Mr Bristle. Always a sweet party down there... 6:30-8:30 pm (they usually don't manage to kick everyone out until 9)
Squeeze in Give Up vs. YAR at Domy Books for sure... 6-9 pm
late night party? on the other side of downtown The Mexican Arsenal blows up Next with their Carnival...
...and then Saturday is the clusterfuck known as ArtHouston...
Best of the rest? Chinese artists at Barbara Davis, McClain and Deborah Colton on Saturday 6-9 pm.