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Recommended Local Art/Band Shows January 25-28, 2012

When: Wednesday January 25th
Where: House of Blues; located at 1204 Caroline
Who: August Burns Red w/ Silverstein, Texas in July & Letlive
Cost: 6:30 p.m.

When: Thursday January 26th
Where: Super Happy Fun Land
Who: Tim Qualls, Melissa Savcic Band
Cost: 8:00 p.m.

When: Friday January 27th
Where: Warehouse Live; located at 1803 St. Emanuel
Who: Brompton, Blackout X, Done Deal, The Scars Heal In Time, Inner Image, Born From Ruins, and Doomfire 
Cost: $10/ 7:00 p.m.

When: Friday January 27th
Where: 2309 Dunlavy
Who: Always On My Mind; celebrating anniversary of opening of the shop Houston Fixed Gear with music by DAYTA and Elory Boogie
Cost: 7:00 p.m.

When: Friday January 27th
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Another Run, Scale the Summit
Cost: 7:00 p.m.

When: Friday January 27th
Where: Arcadia; located at 3939 FM 1960 West
Who: Vessel, Five Eyes Shut, This Fire, Metal Down
Cost: 8:00 p.m.

When: Friday January 27th
Where: Stereo Live; located at 6400 Richmond
Who: Calvin Harris
Cost: 9:00 p.m.

When: Saturday January 28th
Where: Main Street Venues; The Continental Club, The Big Top, The Mink, The Backroom, Natachees’, Super N Punch
Who: 2nd Annual Main Street Block Party 5 venues/ 40+ bands and a Dozen Djs all day
Cost: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m./ $10 pre-sale/ $15 DOE

When: Saturday January 28th
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Twin Sister, Ava Luna
Cost: All ages/ 8:00 p.m.

When: Saturday January 28th
Where: Capones; located at 4304 Westheimer
Who: Spare Parts
Cost: 8:30 p.m.

Upcoming Event Flyers


Coldplay, Mana, Monster Jam, Tyler Perry, M83, Social Distortion & More – Tix That Rock Houston

Upcoming within the next week in HOUSTON is:
Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots(Jan 20-Jan 22 – Hobby Center),
Houston Aeros Vs. San Antonio Rampage(Jan 20-Jan 22 – Toyota Center),
Houston Rockets (Jan 20-Apr 27 – Toyota Center),
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam (Sat Jan 21 – Reliant Stadium),
Awolnation (Tue Jan 24 – Warehouse Live),
Bring It On – The Musical (Jan 24-Feb 5 – Hobby Center),
Bryan Adams (Fri Jan 27 – Julie Rogers Theatre), and
Houston Symphony Orchestra: Best Of Spielberg And Williams Tickets (Jan 27-Jan 29 – Jones Hall).

New HOUSTON events featured in the exchange this week include:

Badfish (1/28/12 at House Of Blues),
Super Diamond (2/16/12 at House Of Blues),
Mike Robles: Loco Comedy Jam (2/18/12 at House Of Blues),
Mariachi Invitational (3/10/12 at Verizon Wireless Theater),
Bowfire (3/9-3/11 at Jones Hall),
Jukebox the Ghost (3/13/12 at House Of Blues),
Mana (4/4/12 at Toyota Center),
The Fab Four (4/28/12 at House Of Blues),
Esperanza Spalding (5/2/12 at House Of Blues),
Social Distortion (5/4/12 at House Of Blues),
M83 (5/17/12 at House Of Blues),
Heaven And Hell (6/10/12 at Hobby Center), and
Coldplay (6/25-6/26 at Toyota Center).

 

Best Sellers
Jan 25 Mexico vs. Venezuela
Feb 9 – 12 Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
Mar 1 Houston Rodeo: Lady Antebellum
Mar 3 Radiohead
Mar 4 Houston Rodeo: Big Time Rush
Mar 8 Houston Rodeo: ZZ Top
Mar 10 Houston Rodeo: Chris Young
Mar 11 Houston Rodeo: Duelo, La Original Banda El Limon
Mar 15 Romeo Santos
Mar 17 Houston Rodeo: Brad Paisley
Mar 18 Houston Rodeo: Alan Jackson
Mar 20 – Apr 1 Annie
Apr 10 – 15 Come Fly Away
Apr 24 The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys
Through Apr 26 Houston Rockets
May 1 Roger Waters
May 5 The Fresh Beat Band
May 18 Snow Patrol
Jun 2 Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest Days
Jun 24 Van Halen
Jun 25 – 26 Coldplay
Oct 20 Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tix That Rock Houston: Houston Rodeo Concerts, Van Halen, Nickelback, Snow Patrol, Avicii & More

Upcoming within the next week in HOUSTON is:
Glen Campbell (Fri Jan 13 – Houston Arena Theatre),
Houston Symphony Orchestra: Rachfest 2: Rach 1 and 4 (Jan 13-Jan 15 – Jones Hall),
Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show (Jan 13-Jan 15 – Reliant Center),
Houston Aeros (Jan 13-Mar 15 – Toyota Center),
Houston Rockets (Jan 13-Apr 26 – Toyota Center),
The Addams Family (Jan 13-Jan 15 – Hobby Center),
Bun B (Sat Jan 14 – House of Blues),
The Texas Tenors (Sat Jan 14 – Grand 1894 Opera House),
Avicii (Jan 19 – Stereo Live),
Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots(Jan 19-Jan 22 – Hobby Center),
Bill Burr (Fri Jan 20 – House of Blues), and
Tedeschi Trucks Band (Fri Jan 20 – Verizon Wireless Theater).

New HOUSTON events featured in the exchange this week include:

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at Reliant Stadium revealed the remaining entertainers for the 2012 season with music superstars including Kid Rock, John Legend, Miranda Lambert and Enrique Iglesias. Now in its 80th year, and enjoying record-breaking attendance last year, the Houston Rodeo kicks off February 28th and runs through March 18th. Other performers include Alabama, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Big Time Rush, ZZ Top, Chris Young, and Reba McEntire.
Gigantour: Megadeth & Motorhead (3/2/12 at Verizon Wireless Theater),
George Clinton (3/9/12 at House Of Blues),
Asking Alexandria (3/18/12 at Verizon Wireless Theater),
The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute (4/28/12 at House Of Blues),
The Fresh Beat Band (5/5/12 at Verizon Wireless Theater),
Wanda Sykes (5/12/12 at Verizon Wireless Theater),
Snow Patrol (5/18/12 at Verizon Wireless Theater),
Nickelback, Bush & Seether (6/2/12 at Toyota Center),
Van Halen (6/24/12 at Toyota Center), and
Houston Symphony Orchestra – Various Programs (1/13/12-5/20/12 at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts).

Recommended Local Art/Band Shows January 12-14, 2012

When: Thursday January 12th
Where: Deans Credit Clothing; located at 316 Main
Who: Wasi Townsend and Madlove Thursday nights live w/ Yello Echo Cost: 9:00 p.m.When: Friday January 13th
Where: Main Street Crossing; located at 111 W. Main St
Who: Dimitris Rail 
Cost: all ages/ $10/ 6:00-11:30 p.m.

When: Friday January 13th
Where: The Concert Pub North; located at 2470 FM 1960 W
Who: Series Six, Five Eyes Wide, Bayou City Outlaw Band, & The Black 13
Cost: All ages welcome/ $10-21+/ $15 under 21

When: Friday January 13th
Where: Walters; located at 1120 Naylor St
Who: Balaclavas, Black Congress, Psychic Palms
Cost: 9:00 p.m.

When: Friday January 13th
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Finnegan, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate, Quiet Company
Cost: All ages/ 7:30 p.m.

When: Friday January 13th
Where: BFE Rock Club; located at 11528 Jones Rd
Who: Genes Addiction, Geddy Perry
Cost: 9:00 p.m.

When: Friday January 13th
Where: Rudyards; located at 2010 Waugh
Who: Acoustic Houston Showcase Featuring; The American Heist, Blackmarket Syndicate, Jason Bancroft & the Wealthy Beggars and Radio Blackout
Cost: 9:00 p.m.

When: Saturday January 14th
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Vipers, Co-Pilot, Darwins Finches, The Sour Notes, Marmalakes, Eastern Sea
Cost: Free for over 21/ $10 under 21/ 9:00 p.m.

When: Saturday January 14th
Where: Continental Club; located at 3700 Main
Who: Chris Grey Day Music, Live auction to benefit Chris day
Cost: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.

When: Saturday January 14th
Where: 19th Hole; located at 202 Sawduct Rd
Who: Hounds of Jezebel, DOZ, GJU, Machina and Lost Element
Cost: 9:00 p.m.

 

Upcoming Event Flyers


Recommended Local Art/Band Shows December 28, 2011 – January 1, 2012

When: Wednesday December 28th
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: An Evening with A Band of Heathens
Cost: 8:00 p.m.

When: Thursday December 29th
Where: McGonigels Mucky Duck
Who: An evening with The Mastersons
Cost: 7:30-10:30 p.m.

When: Friday December 30th
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Will to Live, Band of Mercy, H.R.A., Landfill, Altered Minds
Cost: Door 8:00 p.m./ $7

When: Friday December 30th
Where: Scout Bar; located at 18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Who: Hindsight, Another Run, 20/20
Cost: 21+ $5/ 18+ $10/ 9:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 30th
Where: Acadia Bar; located at 3939 FM 1960 West
Who: 99 lbs, Subdivided 
Cost: 21+/ 9:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 30th
Where: Boondocks; located at 1417 Westheimer
Who: Dance Mofo Dance
Cost: 21+ $3/ 18+ $7/ 10:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 30th
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Quintron & Miss Pussycat, W/ The Wiggins, Psychic Palms, Gwizz
Cost: All ages/ free for 21+/ 8:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 30th
Where: The Old Quarter; located at 413 20th Street
Who: Come See My Dead Person + MoreLive recording for acoustic album
Cost: $15/ doors 8:00 p.m.

When: Saturday December 31st
Where: Vintage Pub; Located at 13245 Jones Rd
Who: Fire & Ice New Years Eve Party
Cost: No Cover/ Live Music/ 8:30 p.m.

When: Saturday December 31st
Where: Roosevelt Lounge; located at 5219 Washington Ave.
Who: NYE at Roosevelt
Cost: $65 all you can drink/ $500 a table packages

When: Sunday January 1st
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Fitzgerald’s New Year’s Day Bonanzarama! 12+ bands
Cost: All ages/ Free/ 21+/ under 21 $10/ doors at 5 p.m.

Upcoming Event Flyers

Tix That Rock HOUSTON: TSO, Maze, Texans, Young Jeezy, Creed, Experience Hendrix & More

Upcoming within the next week in HOUSTON is:
Houston Texans (Dec 23-Jan 1 – Reliant Stadium),
Frankie Beverly & Maze (Fri Dec 23 – Verizon Wireless Theater),
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Fri Dec 23 – Toyota Center),
A Christmas Carol (Sat Dec 24 – Alley Theatre),
Houston Aeros Vs. San Antonio Rampage(Mon Dec 26 – Toyota Center),
Robert Earl Keen (Wed Dec 28 – House Of Blues),
Better Than Ezra (Thu Dec 29 – House Of Blues),
Houston Rockets Vs. San Antonio Spurs(Thu Dec 29 – Toyota Center), and
Disney Live! Phineas and Ferb (Fri Dec 30 – Toyota Center).

New HOUSTON events featured in the exchange this week include:
Charlie Murphy (12/29-12/31 at The Improv),
Dave Attell (1/5-1/7 at The Improv),
HBO Boxing After Dark: Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales (1/28/12 at Reliant Arena),
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular (2/4/12 at House Of Blues),
Brandi Carlile (2/8/12 at House Of Blues),
John Leguizamo: Ghetto Klown (2/23-2/25 at Cullen Theater),
Jason Boland & The Stragglers (3/1/12 at Ford Park Pavilion),
Experience Hendrix (3/22/12 at Houston Arena Theatre),
Gladys Knight (4/15/12 at Houston Arena Theatre),
The Metalliance Tour: DevilDriver (4/21/12 at House Of Blues),
Creed (4/30-5/1 at Verizon Wireless Theater), and
Kenny Rogers (10/12/12 at Houston Arena Theatre).

Recommended Local Art/Band Shows December 21-23, 2011

When: Wednesday December 21st
Where: Deans; located at 316 Main
Who: Jeff Crowder, Joseph King, Johnny Goudie, Ramses Garza
Cost: 8:00 p.m.

When: Thursday December 22nd
Where: La Carafe; located at 813 Congress
Who: The Manichean, Ben Godfrey, Mario Rodriguez, Benjamin Wesley
Cost: 9:00 p.m./ Free show/ 21+

When: Thursday December 22nd
Where: Notsuoh; located at 314 Main
Who: MIKEY & the DRAGS, THE MATHLETES, THE BUSY KIDS, MUHAMMAD ALI
Cost: 8:00 p.m./ $5

When: Thursday December 22nd
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Life As Lions, The Band Foster, AthousandColours, Days Drive
Cost: Free for 21+/ $8 for under 21/ 8:00 p.m.

When: Thursday December 22nd
Where: Warehouse Live; located at 813 St Emanuel St.
Who: Canned Acoustica Turns OneBenefits Houston Food Bank
Cost: Admissions 4 cans of food/ 7:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 23rd
Where: Boondocks; located at 1417 Westheimer
Who: Slave to the Beat: Reprogram Holiday Party
Cost: No Cover/ 21+

When: Friday December 23rd
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Los Skarnales, Los Gritos, The Suffers, Mariachis Del Infierno
Cost: All ages/ 8:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 23rd
Where: The Mink; located at 3718 Main
Who: THE TYBURN JIG, A SUNDAE DRIVE, ZIPPERNECK
Cost: Free Show/ doors open 8:00 p.m./ Show starts 9:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 23rd
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: The Shadow, Art Institute, Modok, Johnny Hootrock
Cost: 8:00 p.m./ All ages

Upcoming Event Flyers

Tix That Rock Houston: Coldplay, Texans Playoffs, Romeo Santos, TSO, Mythbusters & More

Upcoming within the next week in HOUSTON is:
Flo Rida (Fri Dec 16 – House Of Blues),
Houston Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah In Candlelight (Dec 16-Dec 18 – Jones Hall),
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Dec 16-Dec 18 – Hobby Center),
A Tuna Christmas (Dec 16-Dec 23 – 1894 Grand Opera House),
Houston Ballet: The Nutcracker (Dec 16-Dec 27 – Wortham Center),
The Santaland Diaries (Sat Dec 17 – Alley Theatre),
Brian Mcknight & Tank (Sat Dec 17 – Houston Arena Theatre),
Houston Rockets (Sat Dec 17 – Toyota Center),
Randy Rogers Band (Sat Dec 17 – Verizon Wireless Theater),
A Christmas Carol (Dec 17-Dec 24 – Alley Theatre),
Houston Texans (Dec 18-Jan 1 – Reliant Stadium),
Lyle Lovett (Wed Dec 21 – Verizon Wireless Theater),
Frankie Beverly & Maze (Fri Dec 23 – Verizon Wireless Theater), and
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Fri Dec 23 – Toyota Center).

New HOUSTON events featured in the exchange this week include:
Soccer: Mexico vs. Venezuela (1/25/12 at Reliant Stadium),
Excision (2/25/12 at House Of Blues),
Boyz II Men (3/10/12 at House Of Blues),
Mythbusters Live (3/13/12 at Jones Hall),
Romeo Santos (3/15/12 at Toyota Center),
H-Town Blues Festival (3/31/12 at Reliant Arena), and
Al Green (4/27/12 at Houston Arena Theatre).

Houston Best Sellers:

Dec 6 – 18 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Dec 23 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Dec 31 Young Jeezy
Through Jan 1 Houston Texans
Jan 12 Aaron Lewis
Jan 7, Jan 22 Houston Texans Playoffs
Jan 25 Mexico vs. Venezuela Soccer
Feb 9 – 12 Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
Mar 3 Radiohead
Mar 20 – Apr 1 Annie
Apr 10 – 15 Come Fly Away
Apr 24 The Black Keys
May 1 Roger Waters
Jun 25 Coldplay

Recommended Local Art/Band Shows December 14-17, 2011

When: Wednesday December 14th
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Trampled By Turtles, William Elliott Whitmore
Cost: 8:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 16th
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Runaway Sun, Electric Attitude, Mantis Cost: 21+ free/ under 21 $5/ 8:00 doors open/ 9:00 music starts

When: Friday December 16th
Where: The Mink; located at 3718 Main
Who: Stacis Edge, Robin Kirby, Erica Nicole Band Cost: 9:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 16th
Where: Uncle Alberts; located at 6172 Barker Cypress
Who: Toys for Tots benefit see flyer for band line-up and information
Cost: 7:30 p.m.

When: Friday December 16th
Where: Heights Live; located at 240 W 18th
Who: Heights Live with Honky Tonk Blood Brothers
Cost: 7:30 p.m. doors/ 8:00 p.m. show/ $15 cover

When: Saturday December 17th
Where: Caroline Collective; located at 4820 Caroline St
Who: Caroling with Caroline See flyer for complete line-up
Cost: Free/ 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

When: Saturday December 17th
Where: Deans; located at 316 Main
Who: The Sweetsops, The Fox Derby, John Lefler, Aimless Gun
Cost: $5/ 8:00 p.m.

When: Saturday December 17th
Where: BFE Rock Club; located at 11528 Jones Rd
Who: Toys for Tots benefit see flyer for complete line-up and information
Cost: 4:00 p.m.

When: Saturday December 17th
Where: The Mink; located at 3718 Main
Who: Dream Thieves, March to the Sea, Square and Compass, Good Vibes
Cost: $5/ 9:00 p.m.

When: Saturday December 17th
Where: The Concert Pub North; located at 2470 FM 1960 W
Who: LSPS Reunion Show
Cost: $10 ticket purchase in advance/ $15 doe/ 18 under may have additional door charge/ 9:00 p.m.

Upcoming Event Flyers

Represent Houston Festivals: Christmas Boat Lane Parade, Lights in the Heights & More

German Christmas Festival & Market
201 S. Elm (near Depot Plaza)
Tomball, TX
281-363-2447
http://tomballsistercity.org/news.htm
December 9-11, 2011 Fri 6ˆ10PM/Sat 10AMˆ9PM/Sun 10AMˆ6PM

Tap your feet to the music of Alpenfest, Chris Rybak, Terry Cavanagh, Das Ist Lustig, Tubameisters, Valina, and get into the festive spirit with the sounds of strolling Christmas carolers. It‚s a Texas German celebration at Christmas time on the old downtown streets of Tomball Texas. An estimated 150 unique and interesting street vendors will line Market and S. Walnut Streets, selling German Christmas items, arts and crafts, and much more. Visit the „Weihnachtshaus‰ inside the Community Center at 221 Market Street at the corner of Cherry Street which will be filled with German clothes and souvenirs for sell. Three German tents and music stages will house biergartens decorated with German themes and Christmas lights. Tables and chairs will allow you to relax with your Dunkles Bier (dark beer), or a warm cup of Glühwein. Don?t miss the traditional Dutch Santa, Elf, live Christmas tree, clowns, juggler, strolling entertainers, and Santa Clause himself. These characters welcome free photo request, so bring your camera.The Kinderfest (kid?s area) will provide entertainment and fun for the young visitors. It includes carnival rides, bungee-jumping, rock wall, petting zoo, pony ride, walk on water, and more. Enjoy the free hayride and the Christmas lights tour at the museum district. Food vendors will include traditional German food and drink, Glühwein (mulled wine), beer, Christmas Stollen & Homemade Breads, Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and pastry), Bratwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut, apple strudel, etc., and will, also, include festival foods like funnel cake, corn dogs, hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle korn, and barbeque. Free Admission Parking & Shuttle Parking for the German Christmas Market will be at the old Klein‚s Grocery Store 1200 W. Main Tomball. The free shuttle will take riders to the Market on Saturday and Sunday and to Christmas on Commerce on Saturday only.

Tube-Off Tournament Holiday Party and Raffle
Aurora Picture Show @ El Dorado Ballroom
2310 Elgin Ave.
Houston, TX
713-868-2101
http://aurorapictureshow.org/
December 15, 2011 7:00PM

Polish off your best holiday sparkles and flashing reindeer antlers to square off against other You-Tubers at our holiday party Tube-off Tournament. The audience picks a theme and two players face-off to find the most bizarre, funny, festive or heartfelt videos and present them to the audience in a series of fast-paced rounds complete with stop-watches and a huge gong. May the best clicker with a keen eye and holiday spirit win! Party includes the annual holiday raffle drawing, light Tacos-A-Go-Go and Whole Foods Market, as well as holiday cocktails from Saint Arnold Brewery, Treaty Oak Rum and Paula’s Texas Spirits. Tickets are $10 each or five for $40 and are available for purchase online.

50th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade
Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565
281-334-9880
http://www.kemahboardwalk.com
December 10, 2011 6:00PM

Ring in the holidays with this Clear Lake tradition. More than 100,000 people traditionally enjoy this event from land and from hundreds of boats anchored throughout the lake. The parade features more than 100 themed and brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay. While you are there, don’t forget the fantastic collection of rides, games, shopping, live entertainment and a variety of well-known restaurants all in a magnificent waterfront atmosphere. Check out the new exhibits such as the Stingray Reef, where you can touch and feed live stingrays! Other exhibits include piranhas, snakes, scorpians, tarantulas, turtles and more. Admission is free.

Lights in the Heights
Bayland and Woodland Streets
Houston, TX
281-772-3529
http://www.woodland-heights.org/lightsintheheights.htm
December 10, 2011 6:00PM

Lights in the Heights began 24 years ago as a small, neighborhood holiday festival of music and open houses along Bayland Avenue and the Norhill Esplanade. The original idea was suggested by a resident‚s visit to New Mexico where they were smitten by beautiful displays of luminaria. Evolving beyond the original visual treat, the event became a way for neighbors to get to know one another and celebrate the holiday season. That first year approximately 1000 luminaria lined Bayland Avenue, from Houston Avenue to Studewood. Residents baked cookies and took them to open houses for friends and visitors to enjoy. Early on, only a dozen or so musicians performed on porches. Today, over seventy entertainment groups volunteer their time and talent for this event. Unique in its venue – neighborhood porches and yards – and it‚s all volunteer organization, Lights in the Heights has become a part of many residents‚ holiday memories and traditions. They are scaling back the event considerably this year. Please note that there will be no food vendors or activities on the esplanade and all posted and non-posted parking restrictions will be enforced. This means that your car WILL be towed if you are illegally parked!

Alamo DraftHouse Rolling Roadshow
Market Square Park
301 Milam
Houston, TX 77002
http://www.downtownhouston.org/
December 11, 2011 7:00PM

Recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow brings “It‚s a Wonderful Life” to the big screen. Snuggle up and enjoy this holiday classic. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. Food and beverages (including beer and wine) are sold at Niko Niko‚s (open Mon-Fri from 7 am to 8 pm and Sat-Sun 9 am to 9 pm, extended hours during events). Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the park; it can only be bought at the café. Metered on-street parking is available Mon-Sat and is free after 6 pm and all day Sun. $5 parking is available daily at Market Square Garage.

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 website.

December 15, 2011 6:30PM – IKEA Houston Silver Screen at Discovery Green: “Polar Express”
Whether you‚re ice skating or bundled up on the lawn, get into the holiday spirit! Enjoy some of your favorite holiday movies outdoors on the big screen. View for free, skating fees apply.

Through January 22, 2012 – The Ice at Discovery Green
Ice skating returns to Downtown Houston this holiday season and will be better than ever! Lace up your skates and get ready for a memorable winter experience with the skyline as your backdrop! Activities are scheduled each week for daily events such as Jazz on Ice, Skating Stars on Ice, and Skating with Santa, just to name a few. Skating time limited to 1-1/2 hours on school holidays and weekend. Clean, comfortable rental skates will be offered, in sizes from tiny youth-9 up to adult-14. Double-runner lace-up skates will be available for the youngest skaters, even those as young as 3-years old: If you can walk, you can skate! A separate ice-play area for toddlers will be located next to the main rink. Ticket prices: $10 plus tax and includes skate rental. Holiday refreshments and cold weather attire will be sold on site. For more information, please visit http://www.theiceatdiscoverygreen.com/

International Winter On The Waterway Festival
Town Green Park along The Woodlands Waterway
Lake Robbins Drive (West of Six Pines)
Woodlands, TX 77380
281-363-2447
http://www.thewoodlandscvb.com/holidayinthewoodlands/
Through January 16, 2011

iWOW adds an international flavor to The Woodlands holiday celebrations and attendees can learn about countries from all over the world and their unique holiday traditions. From foods, arts & crafts, to music and entertainment. At Winter Wonderland, (A two-acre area of lighted storybook displays that surround the Ice Rink), you can enjoy a walk along the fantasyland of magical, lighted toy soldiers, elves, doves, musical angels and snowmen. The Ice Rink will be open through January 16, 2012. For more information, please visit the website.

31st Annual Home for the Holidays
Old Town Spring (Spring Cypress Rd)
Spring, TX
281-353-9310
http://www.oldtownspring.com/home_for_holidays.htm
Through December 24, 2011

Old Town Spring will be draped with thousands of twinkling white lights and colorful decorations. The street lamps will be decorated from top to bottom to give you that old town Holiday feeling. Spend the day shopping, listening to strolling musicians and barbershop quartets, taking pictures with Mr & Mrs Santa, touring the museum, taking a train ride, watching the bands on stage and last but not least, enjoy complimentary horse & carriage rides. Look for special sales and mini attractions each weekend. They will be sponsoring a Toy Drive for the Be An Angel Fund, and Supporting our U.S. Troops through the Marine Moms, and Wreaths Across America. Check the website for details. Admission is always free!

10th Annual Holiday Market with Santa Claus
Traders Village Houston
7979 N. Eldridge Road
Houston, TX 77041
281-890-5500
http://www.tradersvillage.com
Through December 18, 2011

Santa arrives at Traders Village on November 27th to meet and greet. Kids of all ages can have their photo taken with Santa. Get into the spirit of Christmas with thousands of dealers who are selling holiday gifts and more for all tastes and budgets. Admission is free to the public and parking is just $3.

 

On Galveston Island 
Locations listed below
Galveston, TX
http://www.galveston.com/
For many more exciting events on Galveston Island, please visit the website.

December 09, 2011 6AM-5PM – Share Your Holidays Food Drive, Ball High School (43rd and Avenue P)
After 30 successful years partnering with ABC- 13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive to benefit those in need on Galveston Island, the Ball High School Student Council is expanding their efforts to meet the needs of the hungry ˆ not only in Galveston ˆ but throughout Galveston County. Donors are urged to bring non-perishable food items including canned goods, paper products, diapers (no baby foods), or cash donations. Checks for your tax-deductible contribution can be made payable to Gleanings From the Harvest. For more information about this event and how you can help, please contact Lisa Schweitzer at 409-789-4717.