Ongoing LOVIEE

This page has been left up for historical interest only. It was last updated in 2012 (over five years ago at the time I am writing this). Most of these events are no longer occuring, and in many cases the venues themselves are gone.

Daily (except Mondays)

NPPL (National Pub Poker League) hosts Texas Hold’em poker tournaments in bars, pubs, taverns, etc. throughout the greater Houston area. Regional and national tournament events are available for the elite players. See the local schedule for days and times. Z-NPPL (please mention date, time, and venue in feedback)

Weekly Per Schedule

Sweet Sixteen Poker League, Coaches Sports Bar & Grill, 17460 Northwest Fwy (Jersey Village) and 17754 Katy Fwy (Katy), see calendar for nights and times. This is a poker league specific to these two locations of Coaches Sports Bar & Grill under the same ownership. Z-SSPL (please mention date, time, and venue in feedback)

Every Monday

Last Concert Cafe: Open mic night starting at 8pm. 1402 Nance. Z-2

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck: Open mic night hosted by Wayne Wilkerson starting at 8pm. 2425 Norfolk. Z-3

Every Tuesday

Avant Garden: Open mic night hosted by Mike Perkins starting at 9pm. 411 Westheimer. Z-5

Crooked Ferret Pub: Open mic night, start time not listed. 11835 Jones Rd. Z-13

Big Ass Blues Jam with Rick Lee & The Night Owls, The Hideaway on Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale, 9:30pm, no cover. Z-18

Every Wednesday

Nightclub Cardio Nightclub Cardio: Doors open 6pm, class runs 6:30-7:30. $10 at door; monthly pass available $25 (advance registration no longer available). Rich’s, 2401 San Jacinto. The most exciting physical fitness concept I have ever come across! Take a standard aerobics class out of the gym, drop it into a nightclub complete with DJ and light show, and you pretty much have the concept behind Nightclub Cardio. Try it once and you just might wind up being hooked. Please tell Jennifer you heard about it here! Z-4

Richmond Chill Bar and Grill: Open mic night hosted by Mark Zeus starting at 9pm. 4704 Richmond. Z-9

Shamrock Inn: Open mic night hosted by Charlie Prause. 9161 S. Gessner Dr. Z-17

Every Thursday

Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar: open mic night blues jam hosted by Teri Greene starting at 8:30pm. 1024 E. 24th St. Z-12

Beetle, Continental Club, 3700 Main, doors 7pm, no cover. Z-19

The Mink: open mic night; music, poetry, and comedy acts allowed. 3718 Main, signup 8pm, acts start at 9pm. Z-24

First Friday of Each Month

2600 Magazine meeting, The Galleria, Ninfa’s Express next to Nordstrom’s (in Galleria IV), 6pm-?. Gathering of computer and technology enthusiasts centered around the magazine’s readership. Z-14

Saturdays, Seasonal

Architecture Center Houston (ArCH) Walking Tours. All tours start at 10am on Saturday, are held weather permitting, and are $20 ($10 for AIA members only, except as noted) with credit cards accepted for advance ticket purchases only, with reservations being recommended. Since this is Houston, these tours are not held during the summer due to the heat. The tours currently include the following (with tour start locations):

  • Buffalo Bayou Walking Tour, 301 Milam. This tour showcases Houston’s architectural history from 1836 to the present. (For this tour, the $10 rate also applies to Bayou Buddies members.) Z-15
  • Montrose Walking Tour, 1520 Sul Ross. Explore the spectacular architecture of the Montrose area including the University of St. Thomas, Rothko Chapel, and the Menil Collection. Z-20
  • Museum District Walking Tour, 5101 Montrose. This tour showcases the great architecture of the Museum District, including work by Mies van der Rohe, Gunnar Birkert, and Isamu Noguchi. Z-21
  • Medical Center Walking Tour, John P McGovern Commons Building (lobby), 6550 Bertner Ave. This tour showcases Houston’s architectural history from 1836 to the present. Z-22
  • Towers and Trees, City Hall (base of the reflecting pool), 900 Bagby. A look at Discovery Green and the changing dynamics of Downtown Houston. Z-23