Houston Festival Update: Inaugural Beer Fest + More

2011 Inaugural Houston Beer Fest
Hermann Square Park – City Hall
900 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002
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
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
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
/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

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
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
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
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
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
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.