The women of the Houston Roller Derby have built a national reputation for themselves with a combination of elegant athleticism and pure, brutal competitiveness. (We especially love the brutal competitiveness.) Houston’s flat-track roller derby teams tend to dominate the out-of-town competition, but they have their work cut out for them this time. HRD’s Knockouts will be taking on the Assassin City girls from Dallas, while the HRD All-Stars will be pitted against the Arch Rival Roller Girls from St. Louis. The visitors will need all the help they can get, since local skaters like Rebel Ann and Big Bad Voodoo Dollie have been known to show no mercy. 6 p.m. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas. For information, call 713-230-1600 or visit www.bayoumusiccenter.com.
Sat., June 9, 2012