Weekend Festival Update: The 25th Annual Texas Crawfish & Music Festival + More

The 25th Annual Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
Preservation Park in Historic Old Town Spring
130 Spring School Road
Spring Texas 77373
May 13-15th & 20-22nd, 2011 – Rain or Shine! (*Volunteer opportunities

LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER! (Let the good times roll!)
The 2011 Texas Crawfish & Music Festival features 2 weekends
of live music on three stages as well as the best Cajun
Crawfish in the South. The festival Kicks into gear 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.
Ages 12 and under are FREE. (Groups of 25 or more – $6.00
online) Ticket is good any ONE day. 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.

15th Annual Yaga’s Wild Game & BBQ Cook-off
Pier 21
2100 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX
May 13-14, 2011 – Volunteer opportunities available!

The 15th Annual Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cook-off benefiting the
Yaga’s Children’s Fund will be held at Pier 21 on Galveston
Island. The competition allows backyard chefs, sportsmen and
women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary
skills and enjoy some good old fashioned fun, fellowship and
food. On Saturday, festival-goers of all ages can stroll
through rows of smoking pits competing in five cooking
divisions from 11AM to 6PM First through fifth place
finishes will be awarded in each division along with a trophy
for the team with best showmanship. Cook-off attendees can
eat, relax and enjoy great live music throughout the day.
Saturday’s cook-off is family friendly offering a giant,
free Kids Area featuring moon walks, face painters, pony
rides and a variety of other activities. Admssion is free for
both days. Also featured is a
Yaga’s Wild Game 5K run/walk at 8:30AM on Saturday from 28th
and Seawall to 10th and Seawall and back. The entry fee is
$25 and participants receive an event t-shirt and BBQ dinner
coupon. Information on the run will be posted on the event
website. Call or visit the web-site for more information.

Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow Presents “My big fat Greek wedding”
Market Square Park
301 Milam
Houston, TX 77002
May 13, 2011 8:00PM

Enjoy free quirky classic movies under the stars! Bring
your blanket, lawn chair, family and friends and start your
weekend off at the Square. Call or visit the web-site for
more information.

Kemah Boardwalk
8 Waterfront
Kemah, TX 77565

May 14th, 2011 – 7th Annual Corvette Show
Brought to you by the San Jacinto Corvette Club, benefiting
Kidz Harbor.
May 19, 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 19th will feature the band “The Slags”
with their dance rock.

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
Sundays from 6-8:30PM

The Sunday concert series kicks off May 15th featuring the band
“Ezra Charles”. 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. 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 many 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.

2nd Saturday at the Depot
Historic Tomball Depot Plaza
201 South Elm ~ One block south of Main Street
Tomball, TX 77375
May 14, 2011 Opens at 6:00PM ~ Movie begins at dark

Bring the whole family, your lawn chairs or blankets and a
picnic dinner. The featured movie of the month will be “Annie”
(1982) starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette
Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Geoffrey Holder, Edward
Herrmann, and Aileen Quinn as Annie. Other highlights
include: Face Painting, Music by Tudy, The Flute Player,
Fun Kid’s Crafts and a special visit from Little Orphan Annie,
Daddy Warbucks & His assistant Miss Grace Farrell.
Concessions will be available. No glass containers. Help
Abandoned Animal Rescue, by bringing your favorite pet food
to donate! In case of rain, event will be held at the Tomball
Community Center 221 Market Street. Please visit the web-site
for more information.

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
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 19th the featured artist is “Althea Rene” Soul
and Jazz music. For more information please call or Visit
the Web-site.

Discovery Green Park
1500 McKinney (across from George R. Brown Center)
Houston TX 77010
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 13, 2011 8:00PM – KUHF Silent Film Concert Series: Battleship

These silent films have been updated with fresh scores
performed live by Texas best indie classic musicians. Golden
Arm Trio of Austin performs their haunting score to Sergei
Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin. (1925,
75 min. NR) Located at Fondren Performance Space.

May 14, 2011 6:30PM – Blues Brothers presented by IKEA Houston Screen on
the Green

Enjoy a performance by Houston’s own Eugene Moody & Blues Back
Band on the Anheuser-Busch Stage from 6:30-8:00PM, movie
begins at 8:00PM. Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts
together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and
brother Elwood were raised. (1980, 133 min. Please note this
film is Rated R for language). Special guests, the Texas Film
Round-Up will give you free digital copies of your old family
films and videos while you add to Texas film archive.

May 18, 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 “The Texas Prince of Zydeco”.

May 19, 2011 6:30PM – Thursday Concert Series presented by Capital One
Bank: Carolyn Wonderland and John Egan

Rock out at the free, family-friendly concerts showcasing the
best music of Texas and the Gulf Coast. Guitar goddess and
sultry soul singer Carolyn Wonderland counts Bob Dylan among
her fans for good reason. She has been a Houston favorite
since she was a teen. Bob Dylan is a fan and a friend.
Come see why for yourself. **Recycle your empty Saint Arnold
six-pack carriers for double reward points at this concert.

Houston Peace Festival 2011
1318 W. 26th St
Houston, TX 77008
May 14, 2011 1:00-7:00PM

Bring your peaceful energy to the Houston Peace Festival where
you will enjoy the company of others interested in peace, live
music, dance performances, art, food, and more! Live music
being featured includes Ben & Ciaran (Folk/Punk), Edmund Evans
(Folk/Pop), Zwee (Funk/Jam Band/Soul), Zin (Conscious Rap),
Brandon West and the Black Hats (Funk/Rock/Soul), Young
Mammals (Indie/Rock), and Poopy Lungstuffing (Ukulele). Other
attractions will include: Art Sale by Artists from Winter
Street Studios; Art Cars on display and Featuring: A wide
variety of food and kids activities. (Please, no alcoholic
beverages.) Call or visit the web-site for more information.

Miller Outdoor Theatre
100 Concert Drive – Hermann Park
Houston, TX 77030
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free of charge.
Visit the web-site for matinee performance shows and schedules.

May 13, 2011 8:00PM – Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys w/Los

Austin-based songwriter Alejandro Escovedo brings his Street
Songs of Love tour to Miller Outdoor Theatre. Before
settling into a solo career in the early 1990s, Escovedo’s
musical journey took him from Texas to California to New York
and back again to Texas. Los Skarnales kicks off the evening.
Always true
to roots music in all forms, Skarnales performs a mixture of
ska, reggae, rockabilly, swing, mambo, cumbia, and danzones,
all with a punk attitude. Never letting down at a live show,
the band has performed extensively throughout the United
States and Mexico. Los Skarnales is on the verge of releasing
its Fourth studio album entitled Dle Shine! which was
recorded in New Orleans.

May 14, 2011 8:00PM – The Grass Roots

From Midnight Confessions to “Temptation Eyes” to “Baby
Hold On”, the band performs their 14 Top 40 hits and more!
In their career, The Grass Roots achieved one platinum album,
two gold albums, one gold single and charted singles a total
of 21 times. Between 1967 and 1972, The Grass Roots set a
record for being on the Billboard charts for 307 straight
weeks. They have sold over twenty million records worldwide.
Houston’s own The Fab 5 kick off the show.

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.

Haute Wheels Houston
Houstons First Food Truck Festival
Houston Community College Southwest Campus
5601 West Loop South Freeway
Houston, TX 77081
May 14-15, 2011 Noon

This is not your typical food truck festival; this event will
offer cutting-edge culinary flavors from chefs who want to
take your palette on a journey you won’t soon forget. Combine
gourmet food with fine wines, ice-cold beer, a Vendor Village
packed with artisans, live music will playing on the main
stage hourly and you will find everything from jewelry to
fabulous food products and everything in between at the Vendor
Village. You can “hit the streets”
with whole family because there will be a special area for
the smallest cuisine enthusiasts with a kid-sized kitchen,
an interactive play area and more. Tickets are available for
$16 for adults, which include $5 worth of drink tickets. Get
truckin’. A limited number of tickets will be sold for the
event. Call or visit the web-site for more information.

Second Saturday Buffalo Bayou Boat Rides!
Sabine Street Promenade
Parking on Memorial Drive @Houston Ave)
Houston, TX 77002
713-752-0314 ext 4
May 14, 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.

14th Annual Gulf Coast GTO Club Car Show
Traders Village Houston
7979 N. Eldridge Road
Houston, TX 77041
May 15, 2011

The annual Grazin With The Goats Gulf Coast GTO Club car
show features more than 75 muscle cars on display and
Cars of all sorts show up at the Marketplace for this event
and the line-up is impressive. Other attractions include:
Open car show to All Makes and Models – from GTOs and
Corvettes, to Malibu’s, Firebirds, and classics from the
1920s. Music provided by “JD the DJ” of Cruisin’ Times
Magazine. Free T-shirt, dash plaque and goodie bag to first
100 entrants. Judging Starts at 10:00AM and Awards will be
presented at 3:30PM. A percentage of the proceeds go to a
local charity. Admission is free and parking is just $3.
Call or visit the web-site for more information or to register
to participate.