HOUSTON VOICE www.houstonvoice.com
JUNE 10.2005 15
jelife JOHNNY HOOKS
A birthday for Miss Kofi, Bombay Jazz, "Purple
Reign' at DiverseWorks, all about Eve at Sippora
and a Pride edition of 'Featured at the Center7
Happy Birthday Kofi
HEY KIDS, WHAT TIME IS IT? IT'S
HoVo on the Go-Go time! This week we
take a look at a tribute to Prince, a ribbon cutting at Metro, a bit of Jazz and a
birthday party for our own Kofi!
THIS IS A BUSY FRIDAY, SO GET
"Purple Reign" will be a part of the
DiverseWorks "12 Minutes MAX!"
series. You have to love DiverseWorks,
always on the cutting edge bringing
amazing talents together in Houston. For
this show, six local artists and musicians
will each share their interpretations of
the Purple Rain soundtrack in pieces
that last no longer than 12 minutes.
THE SHOW HAS A LINEUP THAT IS TO
die "4," but HotGG is most excited about
two performers. One is fave local DJ Sun
spinning a Prince-themed set and the
other is queer video artist (and FOJC:
friend of Jonathan Caouette) Atton
Paul, unspooling a psychedelic, pixilated
video work using Prince images. Friday
at 8 p.m., $10.1117 East Freeway. For
tickets and information, call 713-223-8346
or visit www.diverseworks.org.
IF PRINCE IS NOT YOUR THING, THE
Houston GLBT Community Center is
hosting a special Pride month edition of
its performance night, "Featured at the
Center." Beginning at 7 p.m., gay men,
lesbians and transgendered individuals
present music, dance, poetry and other
spoken-word performance, stand-up comedy, film or display works of art.
"FEATURED AT THE CENTER" TAKES
place on the second Friday of every
month at the GLBT Community Center,
home base for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender people and their allies in the
metropolitan area and Southeast Texas.
There is no admission charge, but donations are welcomed. Coffee and wine are
served. Performers and artists interested
in participating in any program should
contact Aaron Coleman in advance at
713-522-0712 or aaronssongs(«; yahoo.com.
You can also contact the Center. The
Houston GLBT Community Center is
located at 3400Montrose Blvd., Suite
207. The Center phone number is 713-524-
3818 or via the web at www.houstonglbt-
NOW FOR THE LADIES AND THOSE
who love them, Sippora Gallery unveils
"EVE - The Identity of Woman!"
Twelve women artists have captured
their unique vision and experiences in
art. Whether done collectively or alone,
HOVO on the
long ago or right now in our own age,
they have translated their religious,
social, spiritual, and political selves into
outward expression and beautiful form.
Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. Sippora is
located at 234 West Gray Call 713-520-
1085 or visit www.sippora.com
SATURDAY CHECK OUT "BOMBAY
Jazz; An East-West Fusion" at the
Wortham. Jazz greats Larry Coryell and
George Brooks join forces with Indian
music maestros Ronu Majumdar and
Vijay Ghate to explore the melodic richness of raga and dynamic rhythms of
Indian classical music, while pioneering
a new musical form. Part of the concert
proceeds will benefit AIDS Foundation
Houston These performers have worked
with everyone from George Harrison to
Etta James to Jimi Hendrix, so expect a
fabulous evening. Tickets range from $20
to $50 and can be had by calling Aids
Foundation Houston at 713-623-6796 ext.
249 or online at www.iaahouston.com.
WITH IT BEING SO HOT, WHY NOT
take a day to pamper yourself or your
sweetie at METRO-His Spa. Owner and
local Houstonian Raul Guzman invites
you to a reception and ribbon cutting at
the spa on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the
evening. A special 10-percent savings (in
addition to any other current promotion)
will be offered for all gift certificates purchased exclusively at this reception! A
Father's Day gift certificate is the perfect
idea for the special men in your life, and
they are available simply by phoning
METRO-His Spa at 713-52-METRO (526-
3876) or visit them at
www.metrospa4men.com. 2606 Grant
Street across from the new Baba Yega Cafe.
FINALLY, GET OVER TO JR'S AND
wish Miss Kofi a Happy Birthday. I'll
let you ask her which one honey!
Wednesday at 11 pm.
Felling good about
yourself and how you
look is the key We
can help you get
there with a program
just for you.
1501 Durham Street
j| If you have any club announcements or
" events, email them to
jtK»ks@hoi*stonvok*e.c<*m or call
713-529.-8490. See you on the Go-Go!
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