This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Our picks of the week

Tuesday, February 18

As anyone who's ever picked up a National Geographic knows, photographers have a long tradition of traveling to remote places to find interesting subjects. Danish photographer Mads Gamdrup is no exception. His exhibit "Renunciation" contains large-scale landscape photos snapped in the United States, Morocco, Egypt and Iceland. Ironically, Gamdrup's barren settings betray little information about their countries of origin. But the photos' lack of context is intentional, giving the shots a stark, tranquil purity. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 16. Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Fine Arts Building, room 120, entrance no. 16 (off Cullen), 713-743-9530. Free.

Wednesday, February 19

Comedian Spanky has a bit of information he wishes to share with the world: Men are sluts. He's published his findings on the subject in a scientific journal"Oh, all right, he hasn't, but he did publish the 1995 book Men Are Sluts, which contains such insights as "Surveys report women like to look at men's butts, which is no surprise, that's where we keep our wallets!" But the funnyman didn't stop with the book. You can also purchase the Men Are Sluts CD, skull cap, boxer shorts and thong. Spanky expounds upon his theories at 8:30 p.m. today through Sunday, February 23, with additional shows at 10:30 p.m. Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22. The Laff Spot, 17776 SH 249, suite 5A, 281-955-9200, www.laffspot.com. $12.

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