Maybe you have a legitimate reason for not having been to the Houston Roller Derby yet, but it's time to quit messing around and check out one of the most exciting sporting events our very sport-centric city has to over. This week is an all-Houston couple of bouts, which is good because watching our girls take on out-of-towners is sort of like watching a sixth grader beat up a fourth grader. Houston-on-Houston action is always exciting. Last year’s champions The Brawlers will face the always dangerous Bayou City Bosses, while the newbie Valkyries take on the Psyche Ward Sirens. ''At this point in the season, each team is even at a 1:1 win loss record,'' said Grrl Friday of The Bosses via email. ''That means you'll see some fierce competition on the track as two well-matched teams fight for that win. We're going to see a lot of rough play out there as these skaters work to secure a route to the championship.'' 6 p.m. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas. For information, call 713-230-1600 or visit houstonrollerderby.com. $15 to $25.
Sat., May 18, 6 p.m., 2013