2011-03-01/31 Monthly LOVIEE

Spring is upon us again, and there’s a bumper crop of exciting events coming up this month to show for it. Between music, theatre, and other festivities, it’s time to pull out the calendar and mark off some dates.

For those who aren’t following the Twitter feed or Facebook page, or just flat out missed the post, I posted there about a major announcement set for Monday (the 28th) at noon. This announcement is one of the biggest things to hit the site since the wide launch, and I want to make sure I don’t leave anyone out.

Thanks for your support. And now, on with the list.

Continuing This Month (New Mention)

A Fertle Farewell, Radio Music Theatre, 2623 Colquitt, Thu-Fri 8:30pm, Sat 8pm & 10:30pm, $25. The final chapter in a staple of Houston’s theatre scene; performances will continue through April 30. 11-RMTFAREWELL

Thursday 03-03

Canned Acoustica II, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 7pm-?, canned food donation for admission (2 cans minimum). Second installment of acoustic concert series benefiting the Houston Food Bank; The Tontons, Roky Moon, Come See My Dead Person, Southern Backtones, Finnegan, Lee Alexander, Young Girls, Poor Pilate, Erin Rodgers. See On The Horizon feature about this event and recap of the first Canned Acoustica for more details. 11-M03-1

Saturday 03-05

The Mighty Orq, Katie’s Bar & Grill, 315 Grand Ave. (Bacliff), 9:30pm. 11-M03-2

Tuesday 03-08

The Mighty Orq, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 7:30pm, $20. 11-M03-3

Friday 03-11

Elizabeth Cook, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 7:30pm, $20. Grand Ole Opry regular based in Wildwood, Florida, on tour in Texas. 11-M03-4

Saturday 03-12

Spring Forward Houston Music Festival, Groundhall and Echo @ Jet Lounge, 1515 Pease St, 2pm-2am, $10 (advance)/$15 (day of show), advance tickets available online. 11-M03-5

Saturday 03-19

Empty Bowls Houston, Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street, 11am-3pm, $25+. See On The Horizon feature about this event for more details. 11-M03-6

Thursday 03-24

Twestival Houston, Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center, 6500 Rookin, 6-10pm, $10+. Benefiting Neighborhood Centers of Houston. Food, drinks, raffle prizes, and live music from Luke Lukas, Tyagaraja, Benjamin Wesley, and Gretchen Schmaltz. 11-M03-7

Friday 03-25

Devo, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, doors 8pm, show 9pm, $35 (GA)/$100 (VIP). Synthpop/New Wave heroes of the 1970s/1980s, probably best known for “Whip It” and their cover of “Workin’ In A Coal Mine” (the latter featured in the movie Heavy Metal) but may also be remembered for “Faster” and “Modern Life” (both featured in the Windows PC videogame Interstate ’82), and a cover of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (originally performed by The Rolling Stones). 11-M03-8