Recommended Local Art/Band Shows June 29-July 3, 2011

When: Wednesday June 29th
Where: Warehouse Live; located at 813 St Emmanuel
Who: The Supervillians & Authority Zero
Cost: Doors open 6:00/music starts 7:00/ all ages welcome/ $13 tickets in advance/ $15 DOE

When: Thursday June 30th
Where: Discovery Green
Who: Bean Barton & The Bi-Peds
Cost: Free/ 6:30 p.m.

When: Thursday June 30th
Where: Fitzgerald‚s; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Chase Hamblin, Espantapajaros, Nathan Quick CD release
Cost: Doors open 8:00/ 21+ $5/ under 21 $8

When: Thursday June 30th
Where: Kemah Board Walk
Who: Rat Ranch
Cost: 6:30 pm-10:15 pm

When: Thursday June 30th
Where: Jet Lounge; located at 1515 Pease
Who: Melissa Savcic Band
Cost: 9:00-11:30 p.m. When: Thursday June 30th
When: Friday July 1st
Where: The Hideaway; located at 3122 Dunvale
Who: Speedqueen
Cost: 9:30pm-1:30am / $5 at the door/ 21+

When: Friday July 1st
Where: BFE Rock Club; located at 11528 Jones Rd
Who: The Scars Heal in Time, The Abyss, The Costigans, The Beat Dolls
Cost: 8:30 p.m./ $8-21/ $10 under 21

When: Friday July 1st
Where: The Mink Backroom; located at 3718 Main
Who: Grand Child, The Beta Rhythm, Paris Falls, Psychic Palms
Cost: 9:00 p.m./ 18+

When: Saturday July 2nd
Where: The Hideaway; located at 3122 Dunvale
Who: Retro Rock Party with Quadraphonic
Cost: 9:30pm-1:30am / $5 at the door/ 21+

When: Saturday July 2nd
Where: Scout Bar; located at 18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Who: Subversa, Rome
Cost: Doors open 8:00/music starts 10:00/ 21+ $5/ 18-20 $10

When: Saturday July 2nd
Where: Boondocks; located at 1417 Westheimer
Who: Dirty Honey Soul Music to Shakedown 4th Anniversary
Cost: No Cover/ 21+

When: Sunday July 3rd
Where: Scout Bar; located at 18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Who: Downfall 2012, Reckless Intent, Lost Element
Cost: 9:00/ 21+ free/ 18+ $9.45

Houston Festival Update: The 33rd Annual LGBT Celebration + More

Kemah Boardwalk
8 Waterfront
Kemah, TX 77565
281-334-9880
http://www.kemahboardwalk.com

June 29, 2011 7:30PM – Texas Summer Concert Series
Brandon Rhyder is on fire right now with the release of his latest album “Head above water” and it’s #1 hit “Rock Angel” on the Texas Music Charts. His band has been best described as tight and eclectic and energetic.

June 30, 2011 6:30-10:15PM – Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series
All summer long enjoy a great mix of musical talent on the boardwalk every Thursday evening! June 30th will feature the band “Rat Ranch”, Houston’s favorite rock and roll band.

Fireworks Fridays is a spectacular fireworks display over Galveston Bay every Friday evening through July 4th. Also experience the fantastic rides, games, shopping, live entertainment along with a variety restaurants, charming retail stores, and seaside shows every day at the waterfront. Check out the cool exhibits such as the Stingray Reef, where you can touch and feed live stingrays! Other exhibits include piranhas, snakes, scorpians, tarantulas, turtles and more. Open at 10:00AM daily and admission is always free!

Live. Love. Be. – The 33rd Annual LGBT Celebration
Montrose neighborhood (south of Westheimer along the streets of Commonwealth and Yoakum)
Houston, TX
713-529-6979
http://pridehouston.org/celebration
June 25, 2011 Festival 1-7:00PM, Parade 8:15-11:00PM – Admission is Free

As people, we are really not so different from one another. We all require food, shelter, friends and companionship to live life happily and be successful. This year’s theme embodies the belief that to live, you must simply be, and that to be, you must love. With over 200 contingents and exhibitors, multiple stages and venues, and over 150,000 attendees, the Pride Houston LGBT Celebration is the largest LGBT gathering in Texas and southern United States. The festival celebration is packed with a wide variety of exhibitors, artists, music of all kinds, performers, stages, food and fun. There really is something here for everyone! Festival food and beverage exhibitors accept cash only. Join them for a day of music, food and fun all for FREE.

The LGBT Pride Parade features a Pre-Parade show that starts at 7:45PM along Westheimer at Waugh. The show will feature entertainment to kick off the parade. The Pre-Parade Show is free to attend. The Parade begins promptly at 8:15PM on Westheimer Rd between Dunlavy and Crocker. There is easy access parking available throughout nearby neighborhood streets. Please avoid parking in private lots, such as the Hollywood Video and Radio Shack parking lots -as your vehicle may be towed. Due to high volume in the traffic area, it is highly recommended to arrive as early in the day as possible. The General Admission Parade Bleachers are located along the south side of Westheimer between Waugh and Montrose, and offer water and non-alcoholic beverage for sale within the area and private restrooms. Bicycle racks available near Westheimer and Commonwealth. ATMs are NOT provided beyond 7PM.

“Summer Sounds” Concert Series
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Ste. B200
Katy, TX 77494
281-395-5533
http://www.lacenterra.com/
Thursdays from 6-9:00PM through June. Admssion is free.

CHAMELEON brings the Summer Sounds series to a high energy, gold lame-clad finale on June 30th. The dynamic duo of Bart Anderson and Chere’ Sutton-Anderson are a musical force. Bart has one of the most powerful and soulful voices in Houston and Chere brings incredible vocals and incredible energy to their performances. Bart, the funkmaster, was the musical director for the Bobby Byrd show and band leader for Bootsy Collins Tribute to James Brown. Be ready to dance for this show. Food and beverages are available. Performances take place weather permitting. Showtimes and performers subject to change.

Discovery Green Park
1500 McKinney (across from George R. Brown Center)
Houston TX 77010
713-400-7336
http://www.discoverygreen.com
Admission is always free. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; food, beer and wine are available for purchase. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages.For more exciting events scheduled at Discovery Green Park, please visit the web-site.

June 24, 2011 8:00PM – Rainbow on the Green
City-wide GLBT celebration and concert at Discovery Green’s Fondren Performance Space hosted by Tye Blue. Showstopping performances by Houston’s best GLBT recording artists with dancing, artful display of Houston’s NOH8 campaign models, GLBT-friendly vendors and more!

June 24-26, 2011 – The World’s Largest Sprinkler by Target
Discovery Green will be home to a supersized sprinkler as part of Target’s mission to Make Summer Funner. Just bring a swimsuit to Discovery Green’s Jones Lawn Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26, 11 am – 7 pm.

June 30, 2011 6:30PM – Thursday Concert Series at Discovery Green: Beans Barton and the Bi-Peds
Rock out at the free, family-friendly concerts showcasing the best music of Texas and the Gulf Coast. Guitar rock, gonzo-pop, and a sonic boom in 3D and pulsating Technicolor will be among the many on the Fondren Performance Space. Celebrate 25 years of madcap musical mayhem with Houston originals, Beans Barton and the Bi-Peds, complete with special lighting by the Bi-Bulb. While many artists paint pictures with their music, Beans will literally paint a picture that will be auctioned off for the benefit of the Houston Food Bank at the end of the show. **Recycle your empty Saint Arnold six-pack carriers for double reward points at this concert.

Bands on the Sand Concert Series
Palm Beach, Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554
1-800-582-4673
http://www.moodygardens.org/
Fridays from 6-10:00PM

Moody Gardens weekly concert series continues on June 24th featuring the band “The Fantastics”. This local favorite heats things up for a fun-filled evening on the sand at Palm Beach, followed by a fantastic fireworks display under the stars. Admission is $10. This event will run each week through mid-August.

Miller Outdoor Theatre
100 Concert Drive – Hermann Park
Houston, TX 77030
713-533-3276
http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free of charge.
Visit the web-site for matinee performance shows and schedules.

June 24, 2011 8:30PM – *ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights
Mozart and Dvorak with Joshua Weilerstein, conductor and Benjamin Hochman, piano. Morquez: Danzin No. 2; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23; Dvorak: Symphony No. 8.

June 25, 2011 8:30PM – *ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights
Tchaikovsky No. 5 with Robert Franz, conductor. Silver medalist of the 2011 Ima Hogg Competition Program to include: Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5.

June 29, 2011 8:30PM – Houston Symphony Pops featuring Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition Winners
Houston Symphony concert featuring the Fidelity FutureStage Music Competition winners. Led by Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski, this musical evening will showcase student performers throughout the program, with a grand finale you won’t want to miss.

June 30, 2011 8:30PM – Movies at Miller: E. T.: The Extra Terrestrial
Steven Spielberg’s enduring and moving story of a friendly alien left behind on Earth by his space-travelling colleagues. Elliot is your normal boy, until one day, when he meets a little lost alien. Elliot decides to keep the alien, in which he gives the name E.T. Elliot works with E.T. in trying to find him a way to get back home. Elliot must make the difficult sacrifice. Whether to help his new friend or to lose him? Whatever the decision is, Elliot must keep him hidden, as someone else is out to look for him.

*These are ticketed events for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.

Galveston Beach Band
Sealy Pavilion
24th & Sealy
Galveston, TX
http://www.galveston.com/
June 28, 2011 7:30-9:00PM

Starting in the 1920’s, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proudly family venue, concerts are an diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation.

Recommended Local Art/Band Shows June 23-28, 2011

When: Thursday June 23rd
Where: Discovery Green
Who: The Mother Truckers
Cost: Free/ 6:30 p.m.

When: Thursday June 23rd
Where: Rudyards‚s; located at 2020 Waugh
Who: GO ROGUE! Level II Student Show
Cost: 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:45 p.m.)/ $5.00

When: Thursday June 23rd
Where: Kemah Board Walk
Who: LC Rocks
Cost: 6:30 pm-10:15 pm

When: Friday June 24th
Where: Jet Lounge; located at 1515 Pease
Who: 80‚s/ 90‚s Music Madness
Cost: 8:00 p.m./ $5

When: Friday June 24th
Where: Fitzgerald‚s; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Elaine Greer, Heart of Animals, Trio Musette
Cost: Doors open 8:00/ Music starts 9:00/ $8

When: Friday June 24th
Where: Last Concert Café; located at 1403 Nance
Who: Reggae Rhythm Revival see flyer for complete details
Cost: 9:30 p.m./ $6 with a hand drum/ $10 without a drum in hand

When: Friday June 24th
Where: Boondocks; located at 1417 Westheimer
Who: Slave to the Beat w/ DJ Ceeplus Bad Knives, Fredster, G-Wizz
Cost: 10:30 p.m./ No cover

When: Friday June 24th
Where: Fitzgerald‚s; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Castle Lights, The Rocketboys, Finnegan, Bent Nettles
Cost: 8:00 p.m./ all ages/ $8

When: Saturday June 25th
Where: Warehouse Live; located at 813 St. Emmanuel St
Who: Gritsy! 5th Anniversary
Cost: 18+ welcome/ 9:00 p.m./ $15 tickets in advance/ $30 DOE

When: Sunday June 26th
Where: Scout Bar; located at 18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Who: American Fangs, Born Again Virgins, Lower Life Form
Cost: 9:00 p.m./ 21+ free/ 18-20 $9.45

When: Tuesday June 28th
Where: Warehouse Live; located at 813 St. Emmanuel St
Who: The Supervillians, Authority Zero, Poor Habit, DP
Cost: Doors open 6:00 p.m./ Music starts 7:00 p.m./ all ages/ $13 tickets in advance/ $15 DOE

Houston Festival Update: Extremely Shorts Festival, Czech Heritage Day + More

 

Aurora Picture Show’s annual Extremely Shorts Festival
Molly Gochman’s Studio
2442 Bartlett Street
Houston, TX 77098
713-868-2101
http://aurorapictureshow.org/
June 17-18, 2011 6:30PM

These films under three minutes in length may be short on time, but they are rich in passion and ideas. Come see what their 2011 Juror, Brent Hoff, selected from the amazing submissions of animated, experimental, narrative, and documentary short films. Cast your vote for your favorite film and support the filmmakers of this year’s Extremely Shorts. The awards will be given out at the annual picnic (on the 18th @6:30PM) with a menu from Saint Arnold Brewery, Ruggles Green, Tequila Pasion, Mission Burrito, Whole Foods Market, My Fit Foods, Crave Cupcakes and Natachee’s Supper N Punch followed by the time-honored karaoke tradition. Screening admission: $10 non-members, Aurora Members Free and Picnic admission: $15 members, $10 non-members (separate of screening admission).

Made in American with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra featuring Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
281-363-3300
/www.woodlandscenter.org June 17, 2011 – 8:00PM

More than 100 gifted musicians from around the world, in conjunction with the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival, return to The Pavilion for a summer concert extraordinaire. The festival is an intensive four-week study program at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Under the direction of Mei-Ann Chen, these young artists perform Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3. The finalists and winner of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition will be announced. Pre-concert activities begin in the Fidelity Investments Plaza at 7PM. This event is FREE and preferred parking is available at all Ticketmaster locations for $5 plus service charge.

Kemah Boardwalk
8 Waterfront
Kemah, TX 77565
281-334-9880
http://www.kemahboardwalk.com

June 23, 2011 – Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series 6:30-10:15PM
All summer long enjoy a great mix of musical talent on the boardwalk every Thursday evening! June 23rd will feature the band “LC Rocks” with great Austin Texas rock.

Fireworks Fridays is a spectacular fireworks display over Galveston Bay every Friday evening through July 4th. Also experience the fantastic rides, games, shopping, live entertainment along with a variety restaurants, charming retail stores, and seaside shows every day at the waterfront. Check out the cool exhibits such as the Stingray Reef, where you can touch and feed live stingrays! Other exhibits include piranhas, snakes, scorpians, tarantulas, turtles and more. Open at 10:00AM daily and admission is always free!

Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow Presents “Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade”
Market Square Park
301 Milam
Houston, TX 77002
713-650-3022
http://marketsquarepark.com/
June 18, 2011 8:00PM

Enjoy free quirky classic movies under the stars! In honor of Father’s Day, join Indy Jones and his feisty father, Dr. Jones Sr. for a movie in the park. Bring your blankets, fedoras and enjoy a night of adventure in historic downtown Houston. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, family and friends and start your weekend off at the Square.

Czech Heritage Day
Historic Downtown District!
809 3rd Street
Rosenberg, TX 77471
832-595-3525
www.rosenbergevents.com
June 18, 2011 10-6:00PM

Celebrate Czech Heritage, venture out for a day of shopping, dining and family fun in Rosenberg’s Historic Downtown District! Enjoy the sounds of Cary Oswald and the Lazy Farmers Band who will take the stage at 3rd Street Park along with local polka dancers. Indulge in a kolache-baking contest and sausage samples from Rosenberg’s own Kovasovic’s Meat Market. Check out the displays of Czechoslovakian goods by the Czech Heritage Society, the talents of Mrs. Turner’s Music School students, artwork displayed by the Art League of Fort Bend, and be sure to stop in and visit the downtown merchants for specials running throughout the day. Admission is free.

“Summer Sounds” Concert Series
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Ste. B200
Katy, TX 77494
281-395-5533
http://www.lacenterra.com/
Thursdays from 6-9:00PM through June. Admssion is free.

The weekly Summer Sounds continue at LaCenterra’s Heritage Square on June 23rd with “Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef”. Hanna’s Reef frontman and founder, Jerry Diaz, is a songwriter and solo performer. The band delivers a Texas-style luau atmosphere with their stage performance. They combine the tropical elements of steel drums and Latin percussion with the driving beat of a rock and roll band. However, they don’t forget their roots. You’ll hear a little bit of Texas music mixed in occasionally, as well as songs with a distinctive Cajun influence. Food and beverages are available. Performances take place weather permitting. Showtimes and performers subject to change.

Bands on the Sand Concert Series
Palm Beach, Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554
1-800-582-4673
http://www.moodygardens.org/
Fridays from 6-10:00PM

Moody Gardens weekly concert series continues on June 17th with the band “The Lineup”. This local favorite heats things up for a fun-filled evening on the sand at Palm Beach, followed by a fantastic fireworks display. Admission is $10. This event will run each week through mid-August.

Discovery Green Park
1500 McKinney (across from George R. Brown Center)
Houston TX 77010
713-400-7336
http://www.discoverygreen.com
Admission is always free. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; food, beer and wine are available for purchase. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages.For more exciting events scheduled at Discovery Green Park, please visit the web-site.

June 18, 2011 12-4:00PM – Friends For Life Mobile Adoption Vehicle Event
The Friends For Life Mobile Adoption Vehicle is a 26 state of the art adoption center on wheels that brings the pets to the people in style! The MAV hold 28 animals for adoption and is always a fun way to meet their wonderful animals. They will be featuring both cats and dogs for a meet and greet and have information on fostering, adopting, volunteering and some fun free giveways items for visitors!

June 23, 2011 6:30 – Thursday Concert Series: The Mother Truckers
Rock out at the free, family-friendly concerts showcasing the best music of Texas and the Gulf Coast. The Mother Truckers blend elements of country and blues with loud guitars, big choruses, and powerhouse vocals to bring you flat-out, hi-test rock & roll. Fresh, fun, and full of soul, their special roadhouse blend of Americana puts the giddy-up in your get down. Little Steven approved, endorsed, and loved rock and roll, so come out from the underground garage to the hill!

Stewart Beach Sunday Concerts
Stewart Beach
Broadway at Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX
http://www.galveston.com/
June 19, 2011 1:00-4:00PM

Stewart Beach presents live music every third Sunday through August in their pavillion. Entertaining beach-goers this Sunday will be “The Line Up”. One of Galveston’s premier family beach parks, Stewart Beach sponsors family-oriented events, such as volleyball tournaments and other special events throughout the summer season. The park features umbrella and chair rentals, volleyball courts, an outdoor pavilion with an elevator, snack bar, souvenir shop, restrooms and showers. Admission is $8.00 per car.

Miller Outdoor Theatre
100 Concert Drive – Hermann Park
Houston, TX 77030
713-533-3276
http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free of charge.
Visit the web-site for matinee performance shows and schedules.

June 17, 2011 8:30PM – *ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights
Beethoven 5 plus Rhapsody in Blue with Michael Francis, conductor and Scott Holshouser, piano performing Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Overture Fantasy; Gershwin:Rhapsody in Blue; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5.

June 18, 2011 8:30PM – *ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights
West Side Story with Marcelo Lehninger, conductor and Chad Hoopes, violin. J. Strauss Jr: Overture to Die Fledermaus; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1; Wagner: Prelude and Isolde’s Love – Death from Tristan and Isolde; Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

June 19, 2011 8:30PM – *Houston’s Juneteenth Celebration
Highlighting this year’s Juneteenth Celebration at Miller are musical performances and from the Glen David Andrews Band and Corey Ledet and his Zyceco Band, both rising stars from New Orleans, Louisiana. Glen David Andrews will bring his lively New Orleans jazz and brass band sound to Miller. Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band will present the rural Creole zydecomusic that is always a hit with Houston audiences. Blues legend Texas Johnny Brown and the Quality Blues Band will provide the soul-searching blues sound to the lineup. During music breaks, the audience will be treated to short readings by young poets who were featured in the Space City Slam: Grand Slam 2011 Houston competition and who will go on to national competition.
Juneteenth (Emancipation Day), with its roots in Galveston, Texas, is a historical observance growing in popularity across the Gulf Coast and the United States. Juneteenth began on June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3 in Galveston, more than two months after the end of the Civil War, proclaiming Slaves are free. Juneteenth spread to Houston, where it has been celebrated annually for nearly 150 years.

*These are ticketed events for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.

Juneteenth Jubilee Parade & Jubilee Celebration
Wright Cuney Park
41st & Ball
Galveston, TX
409-599-8050
http://www.galveston.com/
June 18, 2011 Noon

Marching bands, drill teams, decorated cars and high kicking performers from Galveston, Houston, Dallas and other areas will excite the crowds along the route. Beautiful horse driven carriages will also be featured. Parade will begin at noon from 25th & Ball, and continue to 41st & Ball (Wright Cuney Park). The picnic will begin at 12:30PM, after the completion of the Juneteenth Parade. Complimentary refreshments will be provided as well as music and activities for the entire family. A special program including the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation will begin at 2:00PM. Both events are free to the public.

Haak Vineyards & Winery
6310 Avenue T
Santa Fe, TX 77510
409-925-1401
http://www.haakwine.com

Saturday Concert with Pookie Marceaux – June 18, 2011 7-10:00PM
Enjoy a leisurely Saturday concert at the winery with friends. The featured artist for this event will be “Pookie Marceaux” with his own special blend of Louisiana soul and Texas rhythm n’ blues. Admission is $5.00. (21 and older), Children are welcome and are free.

Sunday Concert Series – June 19, 2011 6-8:30PM
The Sunday concert series celebrates each week and on the 18th will feature “Tony Vega Band” with red hot blues, roots & roll straight out of Texas. Admission is $5.00. (21 and older), Children are welcome and are free.

Bring your own wine glass (if you prefer glass) and a lawn chair or blanket to make sure you have a comfortable seat. Chair seating is available on a first come, first serve basis and fill up fast. They have a wonderful deli in the Tasting Room if you want to create your own picnic basket, but will be serving food from their full service kitchen as well. (The menu will vary each week.) Pets must be on a leash. No outside food or drink allowed in.

Festival de Mariachi
Traders Village Houston
7979 N. Eldridge Road
Houston, TX 77041
281-890-5500
http://www.tradersvillage.com
June 19, 2011

A great event that provide entertainment for the public with numerous Mariachis from the Houston area. Admission is free and parking is just $3.

Wendy’s Fourth Annual Father’s Day Frosty Weekend
http://www.facebook.com/Frosty
June 18 & 19, 2011

During Father’s Day Weekend, Wendy’s will donate .50 for every Frosty sold to support Wendys Wonderful Kids, which finds permanent adoptive families for foster children as the signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA). Other ways to give: Treat it Forward! This is an online initiative on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare that gives additional ways to support the cause. Each interaction will result in additional .50 donations. You can go to http://www.facebook.com/Frosty (Treat it Fwd tab) and Tweet using the hash tag #TreatItFwd; or Give a virtual Frosty as a gift or Virtually toast your dad by snapping a photo of you raising your Frosty cup, tagging it with the words Wendy’s Father’s Day Frosty Weekend; or Tell friends about Father’s Day Frosty Weekend through the application. You can also check-in to a Wendy’s during Father’s Day Weekend using Foursquare and a .50 donation will be made.


Houston Festival Update: Inaugural Beer Fest + More

2011 Inaugural Houston Beer Fest
Hermann Square Park – City Hall
900 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002
http://www.houstonbeerfestival.com/
June 11, 2011 2-10:00PM

The Houston Beer Fest is a one day festival of beer, music and fun held in downtown Houston. There will be over 172 varieties of beers to sample and purchase from around the world. Over 15 bands and several popular DJ’s will be jammin’ on three stages throughout the day. Outside of beer there will be plenty of tasteful foods for you to pleasure your taste buds. Activities include a Beer-Pong Tournament and a Flip-Cup tournament. Admission prices range from $10, $25 & $130. Don’t want to pay full price? Join them on Facebook or Twitter! For more information please Visit the Web-site.

Music Night on The Strand
Saengerfest Park
2300 Strand at 23rd
Galveston, TX
888-GAL-ISLE
www.galveston.com/
June 11, 2011 5-8:00PM

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and pals, and enjoy a fine evening of live music under the stars. Don’t miss Music Night on the Strand, every second Saturday of the month, March thru October. This week you can enjoy South Louisiana style of “The Zydeco Dots”. For more information please call or Visit the Web-site.

Second Saturday Buffalo Bayou Boat Rides!
Sabine Street Promenade
Parking on Memorial Drive @Houston Ave)
Houston, TX 77002
713-752-0314 ext 4
http://www.buffalobayou.org
June 11, 2011 – Sabine 10:00AM-2:00PM (30-minute rides every half-hour)

These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon with your family. Escape from the city and enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along the bayou’s waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even the occasional alligator sunning on the bayou’s banks. After your cruise, enjoy a picnic lunch on the new Sabine Promenade grounds. No Reservations (21 person capacity per trip). Admission is $7 Adults, $5 children (ages 4-12), (children under 4 not permitted). Cash Only. Please note: the last tour departs at 1:30PM, For more information, please visit the web-site.

Dancin’ with the Symphony with Robert Franz, conductor
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
281-363-3300
/www.woodlandscenter.org June 10, 2011 – 7:30PM (Gates open 5:30PM)

Robert Franz gets the audience tapping their feet for this enchanting evening under the stars at The Pavilion. Pre-concert activities in the Fidelity Investments Plaza begin at 7PM. Treat yourself to FREE ice cream! The first 1,000 guests in the North Plaza starting at 7 p.m. get free ice cream with all the fixings. $15 Orchestra seating / FREE Mezzanine and Lawn seating (tickets not required for free seating). Visit the web-site for more information.

Kemah Boardwalk
8 Waterfront
Kemah, TX 77565
281-334-9880
http://www.kemahboardwalk.com

June 16, 2011 – Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series 6:30-10:15PM
All summer long enjoy a great mix of musical talent every Thursday evening! June 09th will feature the band “Gene’s Addiction” with a Gene Simmons KISS Tribute.

Fireworks Fridays is a spectacular fireworks display over Galveston Bay every Friday evening through July 4th. Also experience the fantastic rides, games, shopping, live entertainment along with a variety restaurants, charming retail stores, and seaside shows every day at the waterfront. Check out the cool exhibits such as the Stingray Reef, where you can touch and feed live stingrays! Other exhibits include piranhas, snakes, scorpians, tarantulas, turtles and more. Open at 10:00AM daily and admission is always free! Call or visit the web-site for more information.

“Summer Sounds” Concert Series
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Ste. B200
Katy, TX 77494
281-395-5533
http://www.lacenterra.com/
Thursdays from 6-9:00PM through June. Admssion is free.

The weekly Summer Sounds continue at LaCenterra’s Heritage Square on June 16th with “the Zydeco Dots”. Since forming in 1987, the Houston-based Zydeco Dots have been cookin up some of the area’s best representation of this high energy descendent of traditional Creole folk music and serving it to new audiences across Gulf Coast. Unwind after a long day or get a jump on the weekend with this Thursday evening series featuring a talented line-up of local and regional artists. Food and beverages are available. Performances take place weather permitting. Showtimes and performers subject to change.

Bands on the Sand Concert Series
Palm Beach, Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554
1-800-582-4673
http://www.moodygardens.org/
Fridays from 6-10:00PM

The first concert of the season will kick off on June 10th with the band “Time in a Bottle”. This local favorite heats things up for a fun-filled evening on the sand at Palm Beach, followed by a fantastic fireworks display. Admission is $10. This event will run each week through mid-August. For more information please call or Visit the Web-site.

Discovery Green Park
1500 McKinney (across from George R. Brown Center)
Houston TX 77010
713-400-7336
http://www.discoverygreen.com
Admission is always free. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; food, beer and wine are available for purchase. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages.For more exciting events scheduled at Discovery Green Park, please visit the web-site.

June 10, 2011 8:30PM – KUHF Silent Film Concert Series: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
These silent films have been updated with fresh scores performed live by Texas best indie classic musicians in the Fondren Performance Space. Invincible Czars of Austin and the great John Barrymore in the classic 1920 film. (1920, 67 min. NR)

June 11, 2011 8:30PM – Yogi Bear presented by IKEA Houston Screen on the Green
Enjoy free films presented in the shadow of Houston’s dramatic skyline. Picnic in the park while you catch up with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo, and Ranger Smith. (2010, 80 min. PG) Yogi will be in the park from 7:30-8:30pm; movie begins at 8:30. Parents, don’t forget your camera!

Texas Blues Brothers Tribute Band
Stewart Beach
Broadway at Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX
http://www.galveston.com/
June 11, 2011 12:00AM-4:00PM

This live act faithfully recreates the Blues Brothers in the original Belushi/Aykroyd style both in sight and sound. One of the greatest Rhythm & Blues acts of all times stars Mike Powell as the harmonica playing Elwood and Steve Boado as his singing sidekick Jake. The show’s choreography and resemblance to the original characters is unbelievable. The park features umbrella and chair rentals, volleyball courts, an outdoor pavilion with an elevator, snack bar, souvenir shop, restrooms and showers. Admission is $8.00 per car. For more information please Visit the Web-site.

Miller Outdoor Theatre
100 Concert Drive – Hermann Park
Houston, TX 77030
713-533-3276
http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free of charge.
Visit the web-site for matinee performance shows and schedules.

June 10, 2011 8:30PM – District D Night at Miller: Michael Jackson’s This Is It
District D Council Member Wanda Adams invites you to join her for a one-night-only screening of this moving tribute to the King of Pop. Michael Jackson ‘THIS IS IT’ offers Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer (Chronicling the months from April through June, 2009) as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London’s O2 Arena. Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, and genius as he creates and perfects his final show. A Non-ticketed event.

June 11, 2011 8:30PM – Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin IV
Note for note, cut for cut, Led Zeppelin’s classic album exactly as you remember it. Musicians recreate the entire album and perform a selection of greatest hits. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as ‘the world’s best musicians’, Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centres across North America.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.