2011-03-07/13 Weekly LOVIEE

Spring has sprung, and with it a bumper crop of events. I’ll probably add a couple more later tonight; I realize I’m a bit short.

Continuing This Week

Bobbindoctrin’s 7th Annual Puppet Festival, Midtown Art Center, 3414 La Branch, $15 for Mon, Fri, Sat 8pm shows, “Fambly Day” pay-what-you-will Sun 4pm. Live puppet shows by local puppeteers in addition to the showing of short puppet films distributed by Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams. Reservations strongly recommended. 11-PUPPETS

Snowman Poker League hosts free Texas Hold’em poker tournaments at bars and pubs across the greater Houston area. Featured games this week: BB Wolf’s, 12220 Murphy Rd. (Stafford), Tue/Thu 7pm & 10pm; Fox & Hound North, 19189 Interstate 45 (Shenandoah), Mon 7pm & 10pm. Z-SMP

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

Fiel, Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th St. (Galveston), time not listed. As they claim on their MySpace site: “For those that require labels, you could call
it World. It’s what Willie Nelson might have sounded like had he grown up after Bob Marley, Reaganomics, and The Clash.” 11-W10-1

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