Joel Orr, the founder of Bobbindoctrin and the de facto majordomo of the Houston puppet-artist community, will also be working in shadow puppets this year with Problem Solver, in which a bold man sacrifices his life and family in a brave and tireless effort to imagine a better world. For the more macabre-minded, there will be a puppet slasher film showcase, and you can marvel at the artificial intelligence magic displayed by the Lowys and their Metabot.
8 p.m. April 11 and 12. Midtown Arts Center, 3414 La Branch. For information, call 713-259-1304 or visit bobbindoctrin.wordpress-.com. $13.
April 11-12, 8 p.m., 2014