Its time once again to shut down Allen Parkway in the name of ridiculous rides. The Art Car Parade will make its way down the thoroughfare tomorrow, but you can sneak a peak at the flower-shaped, cigarette-laced, George Clinton-inspired and other themed-automobiles at the Art Car Block Party. After many of this years participants fan out all over town for a little grass-roots promotion, theyll reconvene at the Orange Show. Munger Street will be closed off, allowing full access to the cars (but please ask the owners before you touch them), plus other fun stuff like live music and a Shop Talk Symposium that is sure to get you revved up for tomorrows parade. Warm up your engines at 7 p.m. 2401 Munger. The parade starts at 1 p.m. tomorrow, along Allen Parkway from Shepherd to Taft. For information, call 713-926-6368 or visit www.orangeshow.org. Free.
Fri., May 9, 7-10 p.m., 2008