Night & Day

May 14 - 20, 1998

May 17
Proceeds from the ninth annual Houston AIDS Walk and Roll are distributed between 18 HIV/AIDS service organizations, including the AIDS Foundation Houston, the Montrose Clinic, the New Hope Counseling Center and the People with AIDS Coalition-Houston. 8 a.m. Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby. Info: 629-WALK;

May 18
Timecross'd, the new piece by local playwright Sean K. Thompson, is a potboiler of a time-travel romance/adventure tale with enough plot elements -- a brilliant inventor who's alcoholic, a mad doctor who sets out to halt the Holocaust, a meeting with a being who might be God (or might not) -- to fill half a season of the Fox network's sounded-good-on-paper series Sliders. Maybe Timecross'd will make more sense on stage; at any rate, tonight's "pay-what-you-want" performance -- which starts at 8 -- won't set you back any more than watching Sliders, at least monetarily. The Masquerade Theatre, 1537 North Shepherd, 861-7045.

May 19
California pop/punk trio the Mr. T Experience, led by singer/guitarist Dr. Frank and named after the buffoonish '80s TV star, is known for its bitterly anguished, frequently inspired, occasionally vapid songs about love -- or, more to the point, the death of feeling that follows the loss of love. The Experience (or MTX, as it's known to its loyalists) is touring in support of its most recent disc, Revenge Is Sweet and So Are You. The Teen Idols open. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 862-7580.

May 20
Okay, this Cocktail Nation deal's getting as dog-eared as a martini napkin at a Rat Pack slumber party, but have you got anything better to do on a Wednesday night than check out Luscious Caprice, "Your Lady of Lounge"? We thought not. According to the release, the leopard-attired Luscious "oozes charm and captivates audiences with her beguiling personality and spicy delivery of tunes like 'Fever,' 'Manana,' 'Fly Me to the Moon,' 'Ain't That a Kick in the Head' and 'The Girl from Ipanema.'" 9 p.m. The Swank Lounge, 910 Prairie, 227-2665. $3.

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