Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Friday Check

Friday October 12th, 7:00pm at the Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main: La Chicana Laundry Pictures presents a screening of videos by Latina film makers and video artists for their first annual film festival, Señorita Cinema. Submissions of work from any genre 15 minutes or less; including trailers for larger work and music videos. Join us for film and refreshments.

"A.K.A. Bandana Art Show, Friday October 12th, 7:00pm, Winter Street Studios

Featuring the artwork of Shepard Fairey, Logan Hicks, Daryll Peirce, Evil Design, Asbestos, DAVe, Ethos, Jet-pac, Plasma Slugs, Subhumanoid, Emily Strange, Justin Kees, Magmo The Destroyer, Uneek, Sleep ZZZ, Bytedust, Gaia, Visual Narcotics/20mg, MIMI the Clown, Lindsey Kuhn, CAPISH, Matt Siren, Toy Eater, REMED, Fefe, Zach McDonald, Billi Kid, UNSEEN, Cherrycore, Failure, NO/FI, Dazed.Revolter, THE BLACK ADER, Discoshit, Peat Wollaeger, The Killer Gerbil, ICON, Billy Bishop, Arrrgh!, Cieto ATV, Nomad, Josh?, Caspa, Eyeskull, JESone aka JHearts, LukeDaDuke, M-BW, Fear The Ripper, SNUB, Robots Will Kill, FERG, Abel, ack!, Christian Azul, B~Kay, Adrian Landon Brooks, CUTTHROAT, Death Head, Dual, DumpStar, Sara Eudy, Give Up, Lisa Marie Godfrey, GONZO247, Christian Navarrete, Meat, NANO, Derek Shumate, Verb, YAR!

The bandana has been used by artists worldwide to conceal their identities; so we thought it would be a good idea for a show, not to mention the fact that a bandana makes a perfect small canvas that can be folded up and mailed easily.

Bandanas are worn around the neck by cowboys, farmers, bakers, and railroad engineers to wipe the sweat off their faces, and keep dust out of their collars. Anarchists and political activists have been known to wear black bandanas and hoodies to keep their faces from being photographed.

Island/ I LAND, DiverseWorks, 1117 E. Freeway, Friday October 12th, 8:00pm
$15 - $6 students

A new one-man show with Hawaiian artist Keo Wolford telling his story through text, dance, music and projections. Expanding the Hawaiian tradition of ‘talk story’ Wolford tells his ‘American’ story of unromantic realities growing up in ‘paradise’.

Live at The World Famous Orange Show! Friday, October 12, 8:00pm
Howe Gelb of Giant Sand

Amazing music in a one-of-a-kind folk art environment, an experience that could only happen in Houston. Howe Gelb has been called one of the most resilient and consistently inventive American artists of the last two decades. Over the course of the last fifteen years Howe has served as front man for Giant Sand, been a member of OP8, become a label owner and perhaps most importantly become a family man.

Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, is pleased to be hosting the 20th Anniversary of The AXIOM Reunion Show.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of Houston’s Axiom nightclub (1987-1992), roughly twenty bands from the late eighties and early nineties will reunite to play for fans, many of them for the first time in over a decade.

Bands performing at the two-night reunion show include Sprawl, Academy Black (featuring Michael Haaga formerly of dead horse), de Schmog, Cinco Dudes, Bayou Pigs, Joint Chiefs/Fleshmop, and many more. Musicians will be flying in from California, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Illinois, and even Brazil to commemorate the creatively fertile scene that evolved around the Axiom.

Downtown Public Art

Screw that other stuff. Walk around in downtown holding a map trying to find public artworks. A little work out, really. Map available HERE, website HERE.