6:30, Tuesday, December 6, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999 or www.mcgonigels.com
The annual Marine Corps sponsored Toys for Tots benefit at Mucky Duck always presents a great and varied lineup, and this year is no exception. Artists include old can't-go-wrong standbys Patrice Pike, Jack Saunders, Kimberly M'Carver and John Evans. It's also an opportunity to catch Mike Stinson, one of the city's top songwriters, in solo acoustic mode, as well as Libby Koch delivering her gentle Texas country and Paige Lewis bringing a bit more rock and muscle à la the diva girls of Nashville with her country music. The Men of Moores, an a capella choir from the UH music school, will perform their unique interpretations of radio hits. One unwrapped toy suitable for ages 1-12 covers the admission to this annual outpouring of charity and music.