2012-04-10/05-06 Monthly LOVIEE

Partly since I missed the first week of April, and partly because there are some good things coming up in May I want to make sure I include, I’m going to extend the monthly LOVIEE for April into the first week of May.

I will probably add at least one more event before the end of the month, since I do still have an open week. Check back and keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter feeds for announcements.

Friday 04-13 through Sunday 04-15

Puppetsploitation: Bobbindoctrin’s Eighth Annual Puppet Slam, Midtown Arts Center, 3414 LaBranch, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, $13 suggested ticket price for Fri-Sat / pay-what-you-will Sun (Fambly Slam Day). Described as “[A] wild variety of short staged and filmed puppet works for the discriminating grown-up.” 12-M04-1

Saturday 04-14

Mills-McCoin’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus, Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, 2402 Munger, 7-11pm, $15 in advance/$20 at door. Performances by local rock legends Roky Moon & Bolt, Blackie Dammet, Poor Pilate and The Handshake; also featuring performances by The New Movement Improv Troupe as clowns, The Dirty Mac & Cheez, Kam Franklin of The Suffers Holy Drag, and Craig Hlavaty (as the Strongman). 12-M04-2

Saturday 04-21, Sunday 04-22, Saturday 04-28, and Sunday 04-29

Houston International Festival, downtown: City Hall/Tranquility Park/Sam Houston Park, 11am-8pm see Eventbrite web page for ticket prices. Houston’s annual festival of international art, music, and cuisine returns once again. 12-IFEST

Sunday 04-22

Sucré/The Tontons/Finnegan, Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, doors 7pm/show 8pm, $10. Sucré is a relatively new act featuring Darren King of Mute Math and Stacy King of Eisley, whose first album A Minor Bird comes out the day of this post (April 10). 12-M04-3

Friday 05-04 through Sunday 05-06

Springboard South Music Festival, CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Boulevard, Fri 5-11pm, Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-7pm, free admission. Featuring the following acts: Vital, Another Run, Dave Ransom, The Anthem, The Strive, Staci’s Edge, Nick Verzosa, Bayou Roux, Chase Hamblin, Vitera, Brother Magnum and the RazorBumps, Kris Becker & The Frozen Heat. 12-M05-1

Stick ‘Em Up Houston Premiere, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Fri & Sat 6:45pm & 9pm/Sun 5pm & 7pm, $7, tickets available online and online purchase highly recommended as some showings will likely sell out. See On The Horizon post for the Exclusive Debut for more information. 12-M05-2