February 12th, 2010

The Procrastinator’s Plan 2.12.10

It’s Valentine’s Day this weekend, but we’ve already tried to throw out some romantic ideas. This weekend, we’re concentrating on things to do for the unlucky in love set. Whether it’s a concert or a nice meal at Block 7 while watching screenings of unromantic movies, make sure you treat yourself to something special this weekend because well… you’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and doggone it, people like you.

Snoop-a-loop
Everyone’s favorite rapper, entrepreneur, football coach, and father, Snoop Dogg brings his West Coast rap to the third coast tonight at the House of Blues with special guest M-11. Snoop’s sounds helped fuel the West Coast explosion back when I was still an OG. While still rapping with his mind on his money and his money on his mind, Snoop has also gone mainstream, appearing on his own television show, Snoop Dogg’s Fatherhood and creating an iphone app, the iFizzle. With his laid back rhymes and easy style, you can’t miss this opportunity to see one of rap’s greatest MC’s ever. Called “one of the smoothest, funkiest flow-ers in the game” by Kool Moe Dee, Snoop uses syncopation, a linking rhythm in his compound rhymes, and alliteration when he flows. Who knew rapping was so complex? Make plans to bring your gin and juice and get ready to get low. You can score tickets here.

Hot Pockets
If Valentine’s Day has got you down, check out Jim Gaffigan at the Verizon Wireless Theater. Sure to make you laugh until you cry, Jim Gaffigan’s sardonic wit will keep you in stitches so you won’t even think about how heartbroken you are. On toursupporting his recent release, King Baby, the tickets are available through Live Nation. They are also offering a Dine and Dash deal, which will get you into the show early if you eat at Hard Rock Cafe. If these five minutes of bacon jokes (start at the 2:05 mark) doesn’t get you in the mood, I don’t know what will. Bippity Boppity BACON!!

In the name of the Father and the Son
The Classical Theatre Company will be closing out it’s 2009-2010 Douglas Earle Johnston Reading Series at the Brazos Bookstore with it’s reading of Clizia on Saturday at 7:00PM. Clizia, written by Niccolo Machiavelli in 1525 and based on a classical play by Plautus, is a raucous comedy about love that is intended to both amuse and benefit the audience. The scandalous story revolves around a father and son vying for the bed of the same woman. And you thought Flavor of Love had drama!

Spread the Honey
Taking the stage on Saturday night at Goode’s Armadillo Palace is every Texas girl’s favorite band, Honeybrowne. Though the band has undergone quite a few lineup changes, front man Fred Andrews is still crooning love songs with his signature sweet sound. Tickets are available at the door and they have a full menu, so you can enjoy some Texas grub before two stepping the night away. Honeybrowne will kick off the show around 9PM, so take your sweetheart out to the Armadillo and show her she’s still your Texas Angel.

Punch Drunk Love
If you’re looking forward to Valentine’s Day as much as Paul is, why not confront your fears head on. Howl at the Moon is throwing an Anti-Valentine’s Day party, Luv Sux 2010, on Saturday Night for all the jilted lovers out there. Complete with drink specials and dueling pianos, you’ll be forgetting ol’ what’s their name before you know it. Make sure you bring a destroyed photo of your ex (like that will be hard to find) for discounted cover.

It’s not you; it’s me
If hearing that phrase is enough to send shivers down your spine, Valentine’s Day is probably not your favorite holiday. For those jilted lovers out there, the Aurora Picture Show is throwing off the yoke of forced romanticism and offering a screening of Anti-Valentine’s Day short films. For all those people without Valentine’s plans and their sympathetic malcontents, or even for those couples that reject manipulated corporate holidays, this screening is for you. After the screening, you’ll have the opportunity to dance the night away with your fellow malcontents or dine on Block 7’s $40 pre fixe menu, which will be offered all weekend

Hazy Shade of Winter
Hayes Carll will be bringing his brand of country music to the Mucky Duck on Monday night. The Mucky Duck is probably the greatest place to see a concert in Houston, with a small and intimate setting for some rather big name artists. If you want to remember what it was like to see the bigger artist back when they were playing neighborhood bars, coffee shops and small honky tonks, head down to the Mucky Duck. Tickets may be purchased at the Duck from 11am til 11pm Monday thru Saturday and 5 pm til 9pm on Sundays.

— Marc

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