Things to do In and Around Midtown Houston This Weekend

If you like pina colda, and taking walks in the rain, croaking bullfrogs, colorful water birds, and the site of beaver lodges, I've got a group of people you'll love hanging-out with. The Houston Regional Sierra Club.

The group sponsors frequent outings, social gatherings, daytrips and special events that will introduce you to nature and the natural world in and around Houston.

This weekend they're planning a visit to the Katy Prairie. The Mary Manor Preserve. is a local area preserve, that provides much needed natural habitat for more than 600 species of wildlife and plants.

They have expert guides, to take you through the conservancy but, the best part is that these events are open to Sierra Club members and visitors alike.

Let me warn you, if you join them on one of these exciting excursions into the wilderness, it might end the "same old stuff every Saturday warmed over" blues.

SXSW Interactive 2009

All onboard GPS devices are set to Texas and the SXSW Interactive festival this weekend.

Get tips on developing the big-picture analysis, recharge your creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. This is one of the few places where geeks and non-techies get together and discuss, showcase and often create the coolest new media technologies.

The week long event in the west Houston suburb of Austin, (LOL) has a lineup of some of the country's most creative capital, on panels and offering keynote addresses throughout the week.

A couple of the names you may recognize are:

Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine

Guy Kawasaki, the managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an an early-stage venture capital firm.

Quincy Jones, the prolific multi-Grammy winning producer, composer, arranger and humanitarian.

Nate Silver of

Want more details on how to gain access to this brain trust, visit SXSW Interactive 2009?

Zydeco Festival

I've been to busy to update all of the concerts on the concert page but here is an event that every hear should hear. I just got the heads up on a local Zydeco Festival

Sunday, March 15, 2009 in the Humble Civic Arena which is located on 8233 Will Clayton Parkway. For more information please call 281-446-414

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