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Recommended Local Art/Band Shows December 9-10, 2011

When: Friday December 9th
Where: Jet Lounge; located at 1515 Pease
Who: Tuerka
Cost: 7:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 9th
Where: Warehouse Live; located at 813 St Emmanuel
Who: The Last Place You Look, Nothing More, from Guts to Glory, Life as Lion
Cost: Pre-sale tickets $10/ $12 DOE/ 7:30 p.m.

When: Friday December 9th
Where: Last Concert Café; located at 1403 Nance
Who: Disfrutalo! w/ Ikey Owens on keys, Handsomebeast & InZurgo
Cost: $6 cover/ All ages/ 9:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 9th
Where: Heights Live; located at 240 W 18th
Who: Graham Wilkinson
Cost: Doors 7:30/ music starts 8:00 p.m./ $12

When: Friday December 9th
Where: Deans Credit Clothing; located at 316 Main
Who: A Sundae Drive, Hear You Me, Super Robot Party, The Sweetsops
Cost: 10:00 p.m.

When: Saturday December 10th
Where: BFE Rock Club; located at 11528 Jones Rd
Who: Metal Down, Metavange, Krippled Dogs, Powderburn, Exit 747
Cost: $10/ all ages welcome

When: Saturday December 10th
Where: Pour House Pub ; located at 10315 West Airport
Who: Toys for Tots See flyer below for line-up of bands playing and complete information
Cost: 6:00 p.m.

When: Saturday December 10th
Where: Caroline Collective; located at 4820 Caroline St
Who: Winter Wonderland Market- benefit see flyer below for vendors and more information
Cost: Free/ 1-3 p.m./ proceeds benefit The Music Therapy Center of Houston

When: Saturday December 10th
Where: The Orange Show
Who: The Orange Show’s Annual East End Toy Drive & Freddy Fender Tribute Concert
Cost: 5:00-11:00 p.m.

Upcoming Event Flyers

Tix That Rock Houston: Aaron Lewis, Tyler Perry, Flogging Molly, My Morning Jacket & More

Upcoming within the next week in HOUSTON is:
Yo Gabba Gabba (Fri Dec 2 – Verizon Wireless Theater),
Cirque Du Soleil – Dralion (Dec 2-Dec 4 – Toyota Center),
A Christmas Carol (Dec 2-Dec 27 – Alley Theatre),
Buzzfestivus: Rise Against, Flobots & The Riverboat Gamblers (Sat Dec 3 – Verizon Wireless Theater),
Conference USA Football Championship: Houston Cougars vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (Sat Dec 3 – Robertson Stadium),
Houston Symphony Orchestra: The Night Before Christmas (Sat Dec 3 – Jones Hall),
Houston Ballet: The Nutcracker (Dec 3-Dec 27 – Wortham Center),
Houston Texans vs. Atlanta Falcons (Sun Dec 4 – Reliant Stadium),
Jay-Z & Kanye West (Mon Dec 5 – Toyota Center),
Buzzfestivus: Chevelle (Tue Dec 6 – Verizon Wireless Theater),
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Dec 6-Dec 18 – Hobby Center),
Houston Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach Returns (Tue Dec 6 – Jones Hall),
The Irish Tenors (Wed Dec 7 – Jones Hall),
Gaitas, Tambores Y Guaco (Thu Dec 8 – Houston Arena Theatre),
My Morning Jacket (Thu Dec 8 – Verizon Wireless Theater), and
Houston Symphony Orchestra: A Very Merry Pops (Dec 9-Dec 11 – Jones Hall).

New HOUSTON events featured in the exchange this week include:
Aaron Lewis (1/12/12 at Verizon Wireless Theater),
Tedeschi Trucks Band (1/20/12 at Verizon Wireless Theater),
Skyrocket! (1/20/12 at House Of Blues),
Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots (1/19-1/22 at Hobby Center),
Led Zeppelin 2 – Led Zeppelin Tribute (1/21/12 at House of Blues),
The Dirty Guv’nahs (1/30/12 at House Of Blues),
G. Love & Special Sauce (2/2/12 at House Of Blues),
Tyrese (2/11/12 at Verizon Wireless Theater),
Andy Grammer (2/17/12 at House Of Blues),
Cowboy Mouth (2/21/12 at House Of Blues),
Excision (2/25/12 at House Of Blues),
Flogging Molly (3/3/12 at House Of Blues), and
Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival (7/11/12 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion).

Represent Houston Festivals: Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting & More

3rd Annual Gumbo Cook-Off – Benefitting Toys For Tots
12361 Barker Cypress Dr.
Cypress, TX (NW Houston)
281-758-3560
http://www.winestyles.net/cypress
December 04, 2011 12-5:00PM *Volunteers needed!)

Enjoy free live music by The Zydeco Dots while awaiting the judging by U.S. Marines for this annual holiday event. Admission is one new unwrapped toy or $20 minimum donation which Includes one wine/beer/soft drink and sampling of ALL the gumbos!

Christmas in the Park
Kingwood Town Center Park
4403 Town Center Place
Kingwood, TX 77339
281-360-5111
http://www.towncenterevents.com/
December 03, 2011 10:00AM-7:00PM

This popular event will offer local residents and those in surrounding areas the merriment of shops, entertainment, vendors, fanciful eateries, artists, Santa Claus, and more. Joining in this year for entertainment, you will have the pleasure of watching our local children dance, photos taken with Santa and your pet and more. They will whisk you away to the fairytale land of Christmas when you browse the many vendors and local shops. To conclude this festive event they will be lighting the Christmas tree at 6:00 PM. Admission is free.

Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
Hermann Square @ City Hall
901 Bagby
Houston TX, 77002
832-393-0868
http://www.houstontx.gov/mayorsholiday/index.html
December 02, 2011 5-8:00PM

Join Mayor Annise Parker and the city of Houston, the nation’s 4th largest city, for the annual official tree lighting ceremony at City Hall, featuring a free evening of diverse musical entertainment with top musical artists, fireworks and holiday cheer. Entertainment featuring two-time Grammy Award Winner “Diane Schuur” and American Idol Winner “Ruben Studdard” along with teen pop group “Savvy” and Houston’s own “Ernest Walker”. Bring a new, unwrapped gift and get a free photo with Santa. The event is free and open to the public.

Holiday Celebrations
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Ste. B200
Katy, TX 77494
281-395-5533
http://www.lacenterra.com/
December 03, 2011 1:00-6:00PM

Santa visits Heritage Square Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5PM through December 24. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! At 5PM, enjoy a Christmas celebration presented by the talented music students at Mace Entertainment; At 6PM, a theatre company holiday performance presented by the talented young thespians from Mayde Creek Junior High School and at 7PM grab your blanket for a family movie night featuring a holiday classic. Complimentary popcorn will be served while supplies last. All events are free and open to the public.

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.

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 03, 2011 2-400PM – Public Poetry in the Park
Public Poetry combines gorgeous language presented by award winning poets plus surprise guest appearances and short student readings, in a series of uniquely innovative, fun, fast paced, family friendly events at Saberioon Plaza. Featured poets: John Gorman, Carol Louise Munn, Evangelina Virgil Pin and Kevin Prufer. Presented in partnership with Houston Public Library.

December 08, 2011 6:30PM – IKEA Houston Silver Screen at Discovery Green: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Rated PG 97 Mins)
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. In “Christmas Vacation”, Third in the “National Lampoon” series about the Griswold family. In this sequel, the Griswolds must deal with a holiday with their in-laws. 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/

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 3-4, 2011 – 38th Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival (Just off Harborside Drive)
Dickens on The Strand will take you and your family on an enchanted journey through history as a bustling 19th Century cityscape comes to life. For an entire weekend, hundreds of costumed vendors and performers will provide a look at the pomp and pageantry of the British Empire, (where bobbies, Beefeaters and the Queen herself will be on hand to recreate the Victorian London of Charles Dickens) at a time when commercial and cultural ties provided a strong connection between London and Texas largest and richest city. Activities such as several themed parades and free, non-stop entertainment on the festival’s six stages, a constume contest, plus strolling carolers and roving street musicians, bagpipers and entertainers. Additionally, a vast array of year-round restaurants and shops are joined by over 150 costumed vendors peddling their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with tasty culinary delights and Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items. The 2011 Dickens on The Strand also features kid friendly options such as Picadilly Circus, a children’s playground with elephant and camel rides and a petting zoo; Artful Dodger Lane, where art students create a chalk London on Galveston’s streets; and a true island rarity, snow on Strand, in the snowyard. Visithttp://www.galveston.com/dickensonthestrand/www.dickensonthestrand.org or call 409-765-7424.

Through January 01, 2012 – Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens
Moody Gardens (One Hope Blvd) will commemorate the festival’s tenth anniversary with more than 100 sound-enhanced, animated light scenes along the trail as well as live entertainment, holiday films and the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink. Guests can also take pictures with Santa and choose from a selection of holiday films in the MG 3D Theater. In the spirit of tradition, “Polar Express 4D” will return to the 4D Special FX Theater for families to enjoy special effects like snow flurries and the delightful smell of hot chocolate. On Food Drive Fridays, visitors will receive two admissions for the price of one when they bring a non-perishable food item, which will benefit the Galveston Food Bank. Every Saturday, guests will experience a winter wonderland with snow – a true phenomenon for Gulf Coast natives! Admission to the Festival of Lights is $5.95. With the purchase of a Festival of Lights ticket, ice skate rentals and tickets to the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, holiday MG 3D film, holiday Ridefilm, Discovery Museum and Colonel Paddlewheel Boat can be purchased for only $6 each.

Recommended Local Art/Band Shows November 30-December 4, 2011

When: Wednesday November 30th
Where: Mangos; located at 403 Westheimer
Who: Busy Kids Cd Release with The Wrong Ones, The Tron Sacks, Chelsea Hotel 
Cost: 9:00 p.m.

When: Wednesday November 30th
Where: Big Star Bar; located at 1005 West 19th St
Who: Movember featuring: Dolly Rockers, Focusyn, Gorealah Soul
Cost: 21+/ 6-10 p.m./ $5 cover/Benefit

When: Thursday December 1st
Where: Check Other Outfitters; located at 2507 Bagby
Who: Educated Minds, Young G Da Beast, Wayword, Twank Star
Cost: 7:00 p.m.

When: Thursday December 1st
Where: Mangos; located at 403 Westheimer
Who: Free Pre Montrose Winter Social Party
Cost: 9:00 p.m./ 21+/ $5

When: Friday December 2nd
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Crooked Fingers W/ Strand Of Oaks and Gatlin Elms
Cost: 8:00 p.m.

When: Friday December 2nd
Where: Heights Live; located at 240 W 18th St.
Who: Kevin Carroll
Cost: 7:30 doors open/ 8:00 music starts/ $12 cover

When: Friday December 2nd
Where: Fitzgeralds; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: The Devil Makes Three w/ Brown Bird
Cost: All ages/ 8:00 p.m.

When: Saturday December 3rd
Where: Various Venues along Montrose (see flyer below for complete listings)
Who: 30 + bands across 4 venues (see flyer for complete line-up)
Cost: noon-2:00 a.m.

When: Saturday December 3rd
Where: The Caroline Collective; located at 4820 Caroline St
Who: The Caroline Sessions w/ Nick Gaitan and Westbound
Cost: Free event/ 2-5 p.m.

When: Saturday December 3rd
Where: Deans; located at 316 Main
Who: Silk Knives, The Ruxpins, Frants
Cost: $5 cover/ 8:00 p.m.

When: Sunday December 4th
Where: Mangos; located at 403 Westheimer
Who: Koffins Kats, The Returners, Radio Blackout, The Driods
Cost: All ages/ $10/ 8:00 p.m.

Upcoming Event Flyers


Tix That Rock Houston: Guns N Roses, Zac Brown Band, Buzzfestivus & More

Upcoming within the next week in HOUSTON is:
Jackyl (Fri Oct 28),
Bassnectar (Fri Oct 28),
Ghostland Observatory (Oct 27-Oct 28),
Houston Symphony Orchestra: Hocus Pocus Pops (Fri Oct 28),
Around The World With Musiqa (Fri Oct 28),
David Cook & Gavin DeGraw (Sat Oct 29),
Galactic (Sat Oct 29),
CSS (Sat Oct 29),
Ahn Trio (Sat Oct 29),
Steve Tyrell (Oct 28-Oct 29),
Zac Brown Band (Sun Oct 30),
Memphis The Musical (Oct 25-Oct 30),
Yngwie Malmsteen (Tue Nov 1),
Ledisi (Thu Nov 3),
Adelitas Way (Thu Nov 3),
Houston Symphony Orchestra: Matrix Live – Film In Concert (Thu Nov 3),
Guns N’ Roses (Fri Nov 4),
Warren Haynes Band (Fri Nov 4),
The Tiger Lillies (Fri Nov 4),
Houston Symphony Pops: The Music of Paul Mccartney (Nov 4-Nov 6), and
The Barber Of Seville (Oct 29-Nov 6).

New HOUSTON events featured in the exchange this week include:
Buzzfestivus: Rise Against, Flobots & The Riverboat Gamblers,
Randy Rogers Band,
Petra,
Mint Condition,
Alejandra Guzman.

Houston Festival Update: Swashbucklers Soiree + More

The 34th Annual Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows
2 Reliant Park
Houston 77054
713-581-6160
http://www.reliantdogshows.com
July 20-24, 2011

A fun filled event that has everything to do with dogs and the people who love them. This dog show will have breed judging and obedience, agility dogs racing over obstacle courses, flyball teams hurdling to beat the clock, and four-footed athletes catching Frisbees and dancing to music. There will also be the Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit and the McScotty Market to buy dog goodies. There will also be practical clinics on dog health, grooming and training and also a Meet the Breed seminar to find the perfect pet for any family. Anyone is welcome to the Dog Shows; and if guests bring their dog, they will have the opportunity to participate in Agility and Rally trials even if they are not registered with the American Kennel Club or the Canine Partners Program. Courses will be set up and trained professionals on-site to help teach the owners and handlers how to properly compete in the Agility and Rally sports. Admission is Adults: $10.00, Children: $1.00 (with adult) and Seniors: $5.00.

Fourth Annual Swashbucklers Soiree
Texas Seaport Museum
2100 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
409-763-2403
http://www.galveston.com
July 23, 2011 6-10:00PM

This years pirate bash will include a silent auction, great food, ale for all and entertainment to shiver ye timbers! Doors will open to the public at 6:00 pm and bidding on silent auction items will continue until 8:30 pm. Admission will be $15 each at the door, $12 for GAC members. Pirate attire is encouraged! Drawing for the raffle will take place at 9:00 pm. Galveston Mayor Joe Jaws Jaworski will serve as honorary chair of the event and will do the honor of drawing the winning raffle ticket. The grand prize is a 4-night Caribbean cruise for two adults. A second drawing will be held for an eighteen inch freshwater cultured 10mm black pearl necklace.

Mixers & Elixers 2011
Houston Museum of Natural Science
One Hermann Circle Drive
Houston, TX 77030
713-639-4629
http://www.hmns.org/
Every Friday evening through August 26th, 2011 from 7:00-10:00PM

First the Paleozoic, then the Mesozoic, and now the Mixer-Elixiric. Another era is coming to an end at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Come kick it with the smart crowd and raise a glass in fond farewell to the scintillating summer soiree series, Mixers and Elixirs. Seven great years of witty conversation, fly dance moves, and high intellect mingling The perfect party, where the science club meets the social set, happens every Friday night this summer with “The Octanes” setting the mood for the evening on July 22nd. Admission is $10 members, $15 non-members.
New This Year! Houston’s best food trucks will be on site for Mixers & Elixirs each Friday, serving up delicious dinners and delectable desserts. Different food trucks will be there each week. Food is not included in Mixers & Elixirs ticket. Some trucks may accept only cash. HMNS has an ATM located in the Grand Hall. This weeks featured food trucks will be: H-Town StrEATs Globally inspired street food. Cash only; and Melange Creperie Savory and sweet Parisian style crepes. Cash only.

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.

July 22-24, 2011 – Kayak Boat Rides on Kinder Lake
Experience something that will have you and your friends talking all summer! Enjoy a guided kayak ride on Kinder Lake in the shadow of Houston’s dramatic skyline. It can be very relaxing, peaceful, and serene, while awakening your awareness of nature. Hours are extended this Saturday until 8PM. Cost is $5 per person (kayak accomodates 2 people and 1 guide).

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

Continuing the summer series on July 22nd, “Vertigo”, whose repertoire focuses on 80’s power rock with a twist of modern and alternative rock and current rock hits delivered with energy and captivating emotion. Don’t forget to stick around at the end for a fantastic fireworks display. Admission is $10. This event will run each week through mid-August.

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

July 23, 2011 7-10:00PM – Saturday Concert with Nigel Edison
Enjoy a leisurely Saturday concert at the winery with friends. The featured artist for this event will be “Nigel Edison” who was recently featured on Houstons own “Great Day Houston” show with Debra Duncan. Admission is $5.00. (21 and older), Children are welcome and are free. No outside food or drink allowed on property. No open containers or other alcoholic beverages are allowed. Pets must be on a leash.

July 24, 2011 6-8:30PM – Sunday Concert Series hosts “Level One Band”
The Sunday concert series hosts the “Level One Band”. Bring your own wine glass (if you prefer) 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. 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. (The menu will vary each Sunday.) No outside food or drink allowed. The event is $5 per person 21 years of age and older, children are welcome and are free to attend.

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

July 26, 2011 7:30PM – Boomin’ by the Bay – Free Christain Concert Series
Join KSBJ and NGEN radio on the boardwalk every Tuesday throughout July for performances by popular Christian bands and artists. Performing July 26th will be “Group 1 Crew with B. Reith”.

July 28, 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! July 28th will feature the band “The Slags”, Dance Rock.

Kid Krazy Mondays Amazing discounts on kids meals, the Boardwalk Beast and All Day Ride Passes. (Coupon required, all details online.) 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 10:30AM daily and admission is always free!

Miller Outdoor Theatre
100 Concert Drive – Hermann Park
Houston, TX 77030
281-373-3386
http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free of charge.
Visit the web-site for matinee performance shows and schedules.

July 22, 2011 8:00PM – The Gourds & Doyle Bramhall
Austin’s “The Gourds” bring their kaleidoscopic-country sound to Hermann Park as the featured artist. Texas music legend Doyle Bramhall kicks off the evening under the stars.

Recommended Local Art/Band Shows July 21-24, 2011

When: Thursday July 21st
Where: Discovery Green
Who: The Fuse
Cost: Free/ 6:30 p.m.

When: Friday July 22nd
Where: The Flamingo Room; located at 9906 Gulf Freeway
Who: Fastball, Trey Gadler, Dead Man‚s Hand
Cost: 8:30 p.m.

When: Friday July 22nd
Where: Heights Live; located at 240 W. 18th
Who: Freddie Krc, Cam King
Cost: Doors open 7:30/ music starts 8:00/ $12 cover

When: Friday July 22-Sunday July 24th
Where: Continental Club; located at 3700 Main
Who: 11th Annual Rock Baby Rock It Festival See flyer for complete line-up
Cost: 8:00 p.m.

When: Friday July 22nd
Where: The Usual; Allen St
Who: SkyBlue72
Cost: No cover/ 9:00 p.m.

When: Saturday July 23rd
Where: Pennisons Pub; located at 7610 Cherry Park Dr
Who: Spare Parts Band
Cost: 9:30 p.m.

When: Saturday July 23rd
Where: 713 Inc./ Real Street Kloze
Who: Skessions Summer Field Trip
Cost: 5:00-8:30 p.m.

When: Saturday July 23rd
Where: 19th Hole; located at 202 Sawdust
Who: Carry The Storm, Perfect Disease, Cindercell, Platypus Angst

When: Sunday July 24th
Where: Fitzgerald‚s; located at 2706 White Oak
Who: Born Again Virgins, The Kimonos, Dead Roses, Dear Tess, No Love Less
Cost: 21 + Free/ under 21 $5/ 3:00-9:00 p.m.

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.

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.

 

Weekend Festival Update: The 24th Annual Houston Art Car Parade + More

38th Annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival
Pasadena Fairgrounds
7902 Fairmont Pkwy @ Red Bluff Rd
Pasadena TX 77507
281-991-9500
http://www.strawberryfest.org/
May 20-22, 2011

This years festival will be holding a barbecue cook-off,
offer many forms of arts and crafts, live entertainment, a
teen battle of the bands and the world’s largest strawberry
shortcake. Specialty attractions over the three-day event
will include: a Pre-Festival Bike Ride; Helicopter Ride;
Daryl Cleveland- Juggler, IGX Interactive Game Experience,
Mutton Bustin’, Stage Door Inc. & The Backstage Bunch,
Swamp Master Gator Show, Magic by Christopher Lyle, Swifty
Swine Racing Pigs, Whacky Chad, Open Karaoke Texas Star Stage,
Teen Karaoke Contest and a whole lot more. General
Admission $10, Children 6-11 $5,and Children
0-5 Free, Seniors Adults (55+) $5. Tickets are available
online. Call or visit the web-site for more information.

The 24th Annual Houston Art Car Parade
Presented by The Orange Show
Allen Parkway (between Taft and Downtown)
Houston, TX 77002
713-926-6368
http://www.orangeshow.org
May 22, 2011 1:00PM – Volunteer opportunities available!

The 24th Annual Art Car Parade with some 250 “motoriffic”
mobile masterpieces best described as folk art on four
wheels. As a free BYOG (bring your own goodies- lawn chairs,
water, treats, no dogs please) event, the Parade has become
a nationwide phenomenon and continues to bring out the
artist in everyone. Expect to see scores of lowriders,
classic cars, costumed rollerskaters, musicians on floats,
art bicyclists, hot-rodders and hard-to-classify rolling
contraptions. Entries come from all over the U.S. and
abroad. The Art Car Parade is a true public art event,
created by the people and for the people. Parade-goers
will find activities aplenty: sand castle creations, arts
and crafts, Art Car painting, food, drinks, and good times.
Admission is free. There is shaded bleacher seating
in Sam Houston Park available for $25 a ticket. Call or
visit the web-site for more information.

The 25th Annual Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
Preservation Park in Historic Old Town Spring
130 Spring School Road
Spring Texas 77373
800-653-8696
http://www.texascrawfishfestival.com/
May 20-22nd, 2011 – Rain or Shine!

LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER! (Let the good times roll!)
The festival Kicks into gear Friday with
live entertainment on three stages from some of the
top country and Texas country bands, zydeco, indie and rock
acts along with carnival rides, midway games, exhibitions and
interactive educational stations and activities for kids of
all ages. Not to mention the best Southern Louisiana food,
Cajun-style crawfish and the spiciest fixings in the land!
Hours for celebrating will be: 6PM to 12AM every Friday,
12PM to 12AM every Saturday, and 12PM to 6PM every Sunday.
Adults $8.00 Online,
Ages 12 and under are FREE. (Groups of 25 or more – $6.00
online) Ticket is good any ONE day. By ordering online you will
Save $4.00 off the gate
price and by-pass the ticket lines! Tickets will be available
for $12 at the gate with children ages 12 and under FREE.
(Must be accompanied by an adult.) Active AND inactive
military receive FREE admission with current military I.D.
Parking is $7.00 with part of the proceeds go to the Knights
of Columbus. Call or visit the web-site for more information
and entertainment schedules.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
281-363-3300
http://www.woodlandscenter.org

May 20, 2011 8:00PM – Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with Hans Graf, conductor &
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

The Houston Symphony’s comes to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Pavilion, featuring the composer’s impressive final concerto.
The piece is rich in expansive melodies, beautiful lyricism
and extraordinary brilliance. Charismatic cellist, Alisa
Weilerstein, brings her passionate interpretation to Dvorak’s
masterpiece. Weilerstein is a veteran on the classical music
scene having performed with the nation’s top orchestras, given
recitals in music capitals throughout the U.S. and Europe, and
regularly appeared at prestigious festivals. She also is a
dedicated chamber musician. Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2
also is part of this classical concert.

May 26, 2011 8:00PM – Let the Good Times Roll, The music of Ray Charles

Michael Krajewski, conductor presents “Let the Good Times Roll”
with special guest, Ellis Hall, as he performs music from the
late, great Ray Charles. A former protege of Charles, Hall
plays tribute to his friend in a concert dedicated to his
music and memory with hits like “I Can’t Stop Loving You”
and “Hit the Road Jack.”

For both performances, Orchestra Seating is $15 with free
mezzanine and general admission lawn Seating. Gates will
open at 7:00PM. Visit the web-site for more information.

Live after 5
Jones Plaza
615 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002
713-623-2108
http://myhoustonmajic.com/
May 20, 2011 5-10:00PM

The weekly FREE Summer Concert Series presented by Majic 102.1
returns to Jones Plaza on May 20th with a live performance
by “ZAPP!” Call or visit the web-site to register for your
chance to win passes to relax inside the Gexa Energy VIP
Lounge and enjoy complimentary food and beverages while
watching the show and for more information.

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

May 21, 2011 – Bay Day

The Galveston Bay Foundation presents interactive exhibits,
activities and demonstrations to introduce people to the
Galveston Bay system.

May 26, 2011 – Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series 6:30-10:15PM

All summer long enjoy a great mix of musical talent every
Thursday evening! May 26th will feature the band “Rat Ranch”
Houston’s Favorite Rock & Roll.

Also experience the fantastic rides, games, shopping, live
entertainment along with a variety of well-known restaurants
all in a magnificent waterfront atmosphere. Don’t forget to
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 always free! Call or visit the web-site
for more information.

Sunday Concert Series
Haak Vineyards & Winery
6310 Avenue T
Santa Fe, TX 77510
409-925-1401
http://www.haakwine.com
Sundays from 6-8:30PM

The Sunday concert series celebrates this week with
“The Tony Vega Band”. Bring your own Wine Glass (if you prefer)
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. Admission is $5.00. (21 and older)
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.
(The menu will vary each Sunday.) No outside food or drink
allowed. The event is free and children are welcome. For
more information please call or Visit the Web-site.

Spring Concert Series in Central Park
Market Street (is the area name and is located West of Woodlands Mall)
9595 Six Pine Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380
281-210-3950
http://www.marketstreet-thewoodlands.com/
Thursdays from 6:00-8:30PM

The Woodlands presents the return of its popular, month-long
spring concert series every Thursday evening through June.
The series line-up will include some of the area’s hottest
musical talents to perform right in Market Street’s Central
Park. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Admission is
free. On May 26th the featured artist is “The Brew” – Latin
Jazz. 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.

May 21, 2011 6-9:00PM – Art Car Parade Sneak Peek

Celebrate Houston’s Art Car Culture! Get your first look at
the new cars for 2011 and see some old favorites from years
past. Enjoy live music by Sandy Hickey, Texas Johnny Brown
and Trudy Lynn, plus DJ CeePlus Bad Knives along with
illuminated Art Cars and entertainment throughout the park.
See how it all happens! Art Car: The Movie follows a handful
of local artists as
they prepare their entries into the 2010 Art Car Parade
along with an inside look at how the City of Houston and
the Orange Show prepared for the event. See all the behind
of scenes details before the car show. Located throughout
the park.

May 23, 2011 6:00PM – HAA Folklife & Traditional Arts Program with Local
Roots/Global Culture Showcase: Miss Leslie & her Juke Jointers and

Endurance

Miss Leslie and her Juke-Jointers, this gal delivers
straight-ahead Texas honky tonk in the Houston style,
crafting songs and covering standards that reflect the
heart break and heavy lifting of contemporary life.

May 25, 2011 Burgers and Blues – Every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00PM

Enjoy Houston’s best in blues music with a free lunchtime
concert on the Anheuser-Busch Stage. Entertaining this week
is Rue Davis The Man with Many Voices.

May 26, 2011 6:30PM – Thursday Concert Series: Del Castillo and Norma
Zenteno

Rock out at the free, family-friendly concerts showcasing the
best music of Texas and the Gulf Coast. Spanish guitars and
corrido cool, country grit and Austin flair Del Castillo’s
smoldering hybrid of flamenco, rock, Latin, blues, and world
music will enchant you. Warning: spontaneous bursts of
dancing are the norm at their concerts. Come early, because
the last time they played the Green, the hill just got more
crowded as the licks got hotter and the night grew darker.

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.

May 20th & 22nd 2011 8:00PM – Madame Butterfly

Houston Grand Opera presents Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, one
of the artform’s most popular and beloved operas. At her
wedding to Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton (Nathaniel Peake) to
the Geisha Cio-Cio-San (Ana Maria Martinez) promises to be
his for life; just three years later, abandoned and on the
verge of poverty, she and her young son wait with fierce
hope for his return. Based upon the new production originted
by the Tony Award-winning creative team of director Michael
Grandage (Red – Broadway 2010; Hamlet – Broadway 2009) and
designer Christopher Oram, the production draws its
inspiration from traditional Japanese art.

This is 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.

May 21, 2011 8:00PM – Movies at Miller: The Marx Brothers’ A Night at the
Opera

The Marx Brothers get mixed up with grand opera in their
first MGM-produced epic and their first without Zeppo. One
of their best films, blessed with a big budget–used to
reach epic anarchic heights. Some scenes were tested on
live audiences before inclusion, including the Groucho/Chico
paper-tearing contract negotiation and the celebrated
stateroom scene, in which the boys are joined in a small
closet by two maids, the ship’s engineer, his assistant,
a manicurist, a young woman, a cleaning lady, and four
food-laden waiters. No tickets needed for this movie,
either in the covered area or on the hill.

May 26th through 29th, 2011 8:00PM – Dancin’ in the Streets: Motown &
More Revue

This electrifying and soulful revue features many of
Houston’s most talented vocalists and dancers, accompanied
by the 23-piece BACEMENT Orchestra. Dancin’ in the Streets:
Motown & More Revue features soul music from its inception in
the 1950s to present day. The BACE Company recreates the
music of legendary soul music greats as recorded by Motown,
STAX, Atlantic, Philadelphia International, Duke and Peacock,
and other labels. 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.

Bands & Bombshells Concert
Saengerfest Park
2300 Strand at 23rd
Galveston, TX
409-770-7360
http://www.galveston.com/
May 20, 2011 7-10:30PM

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and pals to celebrate a fine
evening of live music under the stars. Enjoy a free concert
and dancing in Saengerfest Park as they welcome headliners,
the John Evans Band and local favorite, The Brandon McDermott
Band. For more information please call or Visit the
Web-site.