The SCENE Magazine - March 2011 - Front to Back
The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly entertainment magazine focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attractions, Live Music and Nightlife in the dynamic waterfront markets along the Galveston Bay and Clear Lake coasts south of Houston, Texas.
JAPANESE SAKE BAR 4 Year Anniversary! 50% OFF MARCH 19 � 3:30-11 P.M. at Masa Sushi Sake Bar * Includes alcohol. Dine-in only, at Sake Bar. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Try Our Texas Tea! Before or after the Rodeo ENTIRE BILL Par rillad a Espe cial for 4 HAPPY HOUR Mon-Wed 11-10pm Thurs-Sat 11-7pm $3.95 Ritas $1.75 Dom Draft Mon-Wed after 3pm $19.95 FAJITAS FOR TWO LUNCH SPECIALS starting at $6.95 Messengers of Love Wed. 6:30-9:30 Sun 11am-2pm (Clear Lake only) LIVE MUSIC MAMACITA'S LOCATIONS: MASA SUSHI SAKE BAR 515 E. NASA RD. 1 � 281-332-5362 15335 I-45 NORTH � 281-876-3663 7325 SPENCER HWY � 281-476-9545 1804 W. FM 646 (SUITE R, NEAR HEB IN DICKINSON) EL JARDIN: 7849 HARRISBURG � 713-921-3633 281-337-1288 www.MamacitasMexicanRestaurant.com 155 W. Bay Area Blvd., Webster, TX 77598 FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CALL: (FORMERLY RYAN'S BUFFET) 832-932-5795 www.hibachi-grill-and-supreme-buffet.com Experienced Servers & Hostesses wanted! Must be energetic and presentable. Able to speak English / Spanish. Must read English. Since 1974 Steakhouse Restaurant CRAWFISH COMING IN MARCH ! March 5........................Navigators March 6 ......................Mardi Pardi w/ Ezra Charles & Tx Blues Band March 8 ....................Wood N Wind March 9 ....................Gulf Coasters March 10 ....................Southbound March 11 ....................What is Hip March 12 ............4 Barrel Ramblers March 13 ................Cheap Whiskey March 15 ..................Wood N Wind March 16....................Dave Nevling March 17................Grateful Geezers March 18 ................Pee Wee Bowen March 19 ......................Crossroads March 20 ............Good, Bad & Ugly March 22 ..................Wood N Wind March 23....Jerry Diaz & Mallory Square March 24 ..............Grateful Geezers March 25 ..Ezra Charles & Tx Blues Band March 26 ......................O.G.R.E. March 27 ..........Shane Barnhill Band March 29 ..................Wood N Wind March 30 ....................Southbound March 31................Grateful Geezers Mon ................Hamburger Steak Tues ..........................Prime Rib Wed ......Fried or Grilled Pork Chops Thurs ..............All-U-Can-Eat Ribs Fri ....................Sirloin & Shrimp LIVE MUSIC! March 4 ........................Magazine LUNCH SPECIALS ONLY $7.49 � 11AM-2PM Mon ......Chicken Fried Steak (Mashed potatoes, green beans & biscuit) Tues ......Beef Tips & Noodles (Mixed greens, corn and rolls) Wed ..Smothered Pork Chops (Candied yams, cabbage and corn bread) Thurs ..Southern Fried Chicken (Mashed potatoes, corn on the cob & biscuit) Fri ......Southern Fried Catfish (Red beans, Cajun rice & hushpuppies) MONDAY NIGHTS $6 Valid in Tom'sPITCHERS DOM Backyard only. 35� WINGS HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri � 5-7PM $1.50 Dom Draft, $2.50 Dom. Bottle EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS DINNER SPECIALS GUY FIERINETWORK'S HAS! FEATURED ON THE FOOD "DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES W/GUY FIERI" BECOME OUR FAN ON FACEBOOK! COME IN TO T-BONE'S... OPEN 7 DAYS 'TIL 2AM! LIVE MUSIC 6 DAYS A WEEK! 707 HWY. 146 IN KEMAH � 281-334-2133 (SOUTH OF KEMAH/SEABROOK BRIDGE) � www.tbonetoms.com THE BEST SPORTS BAR IN KEMAH Kemah's Very Own Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar DON'T MISS A GAME! GAME SPECIALS: 8 wings for $3 � 12 wings for $4.50 $ 5 draft pitchers � $12 dom. beer buckets (6) � $18 imp. beer buckets (6) Watch NBA games & ALL YOUR SPORTS HERE! Celebrate MARDI GRAS in Kemah! Check our special room rates and all the fun in SNG! New & Improved Expanded Menu! Come find your favorite new dish! � $12: 12 oz. Ribeye, Sirloin & Primerib � $23: 10 oz. Filet Mignon Valid on entire wine list Daily Specials � Full Bar � Outdoor Patio $6 HURRICANES $5 MARTINIS � $4 MARDI SHOTS CATCH THE LUCK OF THE IRISH!! MONDAY � STEAK NIGHT � 5-10PM VEGAS TRIP GIVE-AWAY ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY! One ticket for every $20 you spend. Raffle at 9 PM TUESDAY � 1/2-PRICE BOTTLED WINE WEDNESDAY � $8 Hot Boiled Shrimp + Snow Crab includes Salad, Soup, Fresh Bread Bottomless Greek Salad � Loaded Baked Potato � $2 Bottomless Soup Du Jour RESTAURANT OPEN FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER EVERY DAY THURSDAY � BOTTOMLESS PASTA � $11 SUNDAY BRUNCH � 10AM to 3PM Mon-Fri � 11am-7pm SEVERAL OPTIONS TO CHOOSE. INCLUDES DRINK. $7.99 LUNCH MONDAY - FRIDAY Sun-Thurs until 10pm � Fri & Sat until 11pm BAR OPEN: Sun-Thurs until Midnight � Fri & Sat until 2 am INSIDE THE 805 Harris Ave. � 281-334-0008 HOLIDAY INN KEMAH 605 A 6TH ST � KEMAH � 281-538-1800 11AM�12AM DAILY � WWW.BAKKHUSTAVERNA.COM (JUST SECONDS FROM THE BOARDWALK IN THE LIGHTHOUSE DISTRICT) happy hour � Delicious Menu Items! � $7 All-U-Can-Eat Pancakes � $3 Mimosas ~ Bloody Marys ~ Screwdrivers www.MyTakeOutWaiter.com Our menu is available for delivery: NOW OPEN! Sushi & Hibachi HAPPY HOUR DAILY 4:30-7PM SPECIAL DRINKS, SPECIAL APPETIZER & SPECIAL SUSHI LUNCH MONDAY-FRIDAY SPECIALS 11 TO 2:30 CHITSURU SUSHI & HIBACHI Phone: 281-534-9100 2860 Gulf Fwy. S, Ste. A in League City (Located at the intersection I-45 & 646, next to T-Mobile, by Wal-Mart) I-45 Best Buy X Walmart FM 646 LATET NIGH Y HAPP U nig HOMidRht pm � 10 u Sat. Wed. thr HAPPY HOUR Mon thru Fri 3 to 7pm + All Day Sat. $ 99 6 LUNCH SPECIALS 11am-2pm Mon.-Fri. Price includes soft drink, $ 99 1 FISH TACOS Mondays. Dine-in only. 99� TAMALES Tuesdays & Thursdays. Dine-in only. $ 17.99 FAJITAS FOR 2 Wednesdays BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS Sundays 10am-3pm, with entree purchase. THE SCENE IS THE OFFICIAL ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE TO THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA March 2011 ...........South Belt � Clear Lake � Bay Area � Galveston 10 ............................Feature: The Barbed Wire 15 ..............................The SCENE's Great Chefs 18 ..........................................Feature: Noah's Ark 20 - 21 ....Seen By The SCENE: Epicurean Evening 22................Arts: SCENE Cultural Arts Calendar 23................Arts: Voices By the Bay: The Movie 24 ....Arts: Film Column Lights..Camera..Action! 27 ........Seen By The SCENE: Go Red For Women 28 & 29 ............................................SCENE Style 31-38 Weekends on the Water (10-Page Guide) 32, 33......................................Area Attractions 34, 35 ....................Map: Where to Eat & Drink 36 ..............................Pan Jam Festival Preview 37 ........................................Upcoming Events! 38 ..............................................On The Water - - - FLIP SIDE - - - FLIP SIDE - - - FLIP SIDE - - 44 ......................SCENE New Band Alert A.D.D. 45 ..............................Band Feature: The Drive 46 ........................SCENE CD Review: Magazine 47 ..............Zach Tate Band Release New Video 47......................................Feature: Smoking J's 48 ......Seen by The SCENE: John Prince Benefit 50 & 51 ..........................St. Patrick's Day Guide 54, 53, 49, 44 ....Loose Notes: Live Music Guide 56, 57..................................Happy Hour Guide 57 ......................................Featured Bartender 58 ..............Martini Madness: South Shore Grille 60 ....................Upcoming Music: Stryper & More Old World Hospitality. G REAT A MERICAN C UISINE , WITH A Front Cover: NOAH'S ARK � Back Cover: DEMPSEY'S SPORTS PUB N EW W ORLD A MBIENCE . ATMOSPHERE ; C UBAN F LAIR � TABLECLOTH C OUNTERTOP P RICES . LUNCH SPECIALS � $6.95 SERVED `TIL 4PM DAILY DINNER SPECIALS: Mon ............FRIED SHRIMP $12.95 Tues ..................PRIME RIB $14.95 Wed ..................PRIME RIB $14.95 Thurs ....CUBAN FISH TACOS $9.95 Friday..........FRIED CATFISH $11.95 Sat....................PRIME RIB $14.95 SANDWICHES � SALADS � SOUPS $3.50 MARTINIS; $1 OFF: WELLS, WINE, BEER & CALLS Mon ..STEAK N CHEESE ENCHILADAS Tues ................CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE Wed................PRIME SALAD LUNCH Thurs..................CUBAN FISH TACOS Friday ........................FRIED CATFISH Sat..........................OMELET SPECIAL HAPPY HOUR � M-F 4-7PM Featuring... 2800 MARINA BAY DR., LEAGUE CITY REDFISH PONTCHARTRAIN All Month 281-334-7700 THE SCENE 9 Open for Lunch & Dinner � Mon-Sat 11am-10pm � www.soshoregrille.com � Where Locals Dine MARCH 2011 SUSTAINABLE, LOCALLY RAISED FOOD TRANSITIONS INTO EXTRAORDINARY MENU AT BARBED ROSE By Sue Mayfield Geiger I am feasting on stewed local okra from Froberg's Farm made with potatoes, tomatoes, onions and nigella sativa (black onion seeds). It is something special that the Barbed Rose sous chef has put together to accompany a red fish dinner entree. I am lucky enough to sample this delicacy beforehand as well as some onion chili rings and crispy beer battered flounder served on a smear of malt vinegar tartar sauce. But the four delicately fried oysters sitting atop thick, smoky bacon pieces garnished with tangy, sweet homemade jalape�os really get my attention. Schneider, "and if it just came out of the earth, it is what we are going to buy � green onions, okra, cauliflower, broccoli, strawberries and whatever is fresh." They try to procure as much locally grown produce possible. "Our first goal is local, then 100-mile radius and lastly, within the state of Texas," adds Schneider, who does admit that if they have to go beyond those boundaries, they source it out, but only for something that is not available locally. THE BARBED ROSE (named for Schneider's mother, Barbara) has won TEN Best of City Search Houston Awards: Best Restaurant, Best Fine Dining, Best American, Best Burger, Best Seafood, Best Dessert, Best Lunch Spot, Best Business Lunch & Dinner, Best Group Dining and Best Outdoor Dining. Pictured is Managing Partner Patrick Burford and Chef Jason Chaney. Open a little more than six months, the Barbed Rose has already won ten Best of City Search Houston awards, and named one of 2010's best new restaurants by food guru Alison Cook. Joe Schneider, Patrick Burford and Chef Jason Chaney own and operate the Barbed Rose � located at the end of a dead end street in old downtown Alvin. Situated across from a city park gives the place a natural feel and offers a nice view of trees and a sloping terrain. With just 15 tables in the main dining area (there is also a Burger Bar next door) the atmosphere is intimate due to dark beadboard ceilings and hardwood floors. FROM THE TEXAS EARTH TO YOUR TABLE "We frequent Froberg's Farm or Bradshaw Nursery," says Tito's and Dripping Springs vodka from the hill country are on hand as well as Haak wines from Santa Fe. Coffee (from beans roasted in Houston) is made in a French press right at your table. Schneider ended up in Texas (via New York and Florida) after his parents moved here. He learned the food business while in charge of kitchen operations at various officers' clubs while in the Army. His professional career veered toward the scrap metal industry for several years before the foodie urge reeled him into being a restaurateur. - Continued on Page 16 THE SCENE 10 MARCH 2011 CONTEMPORARY GRILL Elegant Fun MONDAY - FRIDAY 4-6:30 OYSTERS ON HALF SHELL $5/DOZ TUESDAY & FRIDAY 4-CLOSE OYSTER ON HALF SHELL $5/DOZ HAPPY HOUR 4-CLOSE $4 HOUSE WINE � $2.75 DOM BEER $4 WELL DRINKS � $3.25 SHINER BOCK 101 E. 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MARCH 2011 Rib Eye, Ahi Tuna, Crab Cakes Join Our Networks John Betsey Shannon Grace Heaven Adam Domino Andy THE SCENE PUBLISHER John Ennis EDITOR Betsey Ennis SALES MANAGER Shannon Alexander DIRECTOR OF GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Find The SCENE on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter & YouTube and you could win dinner for two, find out about special SCENE-sponsored events and enjoy exclusive content not found in print. www.theSCENEmagazine.com Grace Elizabeth Ennis SALES & MARKETING April Norman COLUMNISTS Heaven Padgett Adam Donaghey Peggy "Domino" Taylor Rhonda Meredith PHOTOGRAPHER Published by BAY AREA MEDIA SERVICES Studio: ..........281-326-2439 Fax:......281-326-0570 (New) E-mail: ........email@example.com Web: ............www.bams.us www.SCENElive.net Andy Eng SCENEMAG.TV Danielle Feigle Chuck Feigle CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Flip thru every issue on your Mark Evangelista Sue Mayfield Geiger MOBILE DEVICE ISSUU MOBILE App for Android phones is available now! There has been more than 130,000 installs since the release. The iPhone/iPad/Pod Touch App awaiting Apple approval. Visit www.scenelive.net to learn more. Danielle Rhonda Chuck 12 Mark MARCH 2011 Sue GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!! @ BIG BEN TAVERN ON THURSDAY, MARCH 10 2 BANDS Outside � DJ Inside DRINK Promos & Specials Lots of GIVEAWAYS (SCENE & Big Ben Swag) Not A Party To Miss! PAPARAZZI HOUSTON Mobile Photo Booth World's Largest Declaration of Beer Independence & Much More! NOTE: This is a SCENE-sanctioned event and we will be there with plenty of GIVEAWAYS! VOTED BEST CAFE OF THE BAY Cafe Under the Oaks HOME STYLE COOKING BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS STARTING @ $7.99 *Daily lunch specials include FREE Tea, Soda or Coffee D INE & DANCE Claudio Sereni at the Piano Monday - Saturday Wednesday Night is Ladies Night Half Price Drinks & Appetizers All Night Long! WWW.A MAD E US K E MAH . CO M SUNDAY BRUNCH SUGAR-FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE HOMEMADE DESSERTS $2 BEER & $4 WINE 9AM-3PM $3 Mimosas 615 E MAIN ST. � LEAGUE CITY HOURS: Mon 8am-3pm; Tues-Thurs 7am-4pm; Fri-Sat 7am-8pm Delivery available thru: mytakeoutwaiter.com 281-557-9496 700 Kipp Avenue | Kemah | 281-334-3311 Open Monday- Saturday 4pm-2am THE SCENE 13 MARCH 2011 THE SCENE 14 MARCH 2011 The Scene's Great Chefs An On-Going Series Chef Joe Amato Big Ben Tavern 20237 Gulf Frwy � 281.332.9820 Background / Experience: Went to culinary school in Austin (2005). In 2007, I opened Mesa Ranch in Austin. Worked as a Sous Chef at the Oasis on Lake Travis for a while, spent some time in a French brasserie then headed back to the Houston area. I worked as a personal chef as well as restaurants in Houston and Galveston. Specialty: Cooking simple but interesting food that appeals to most customers. Utilizing different herbs and spices to put a spin on traditional dishes, i.e. chicken potpie with coconut milk and curry or tuna salad with fresh mint. Signature Dish: Grilled flank steak and Haricot vert salad with shaved purple onion, tomato, mint and cilantro in a nuoc cham dressing. Have you prepared a meal for anyone famous? I've cooked for most of the Astros, as well as former president Bush Sr. and his wife Barbara. SCENELIVE.NET Quick React Code >> Scan for more of The SCENE's Great Chefs and to (potentially) win dinner for two on The SCENE. www.scenelive.net Please share one special cooking tip or technique with our readers: Don't be afraid to try new things. Spend some time in your grocery stores produce section and look at all the variety. Try a new vegetable or fruit. You might not think you like it, but it could become your new favorite. PREVIOUSLY FEATURED Chef Michael Zhou Masa Sushi Fusion Chef Paul Lewis Cullen's Upscale Am. Grille Chef Bradley Hamil Signature Bistro Chef Michael Brewer Matt's Restaurant Chef Manny Viveros Tommy's Oyster Bar Chef Chad Landry Hilton Nasa | The Luna Rest. Chef Marco Montoya Sporting News Grill Chef Roland Kyburz South Shore Harbour Resort Chef Jorge Galvan The Flying Dutchman Chef Todd Mackey Mackey's Chef Joseph Lin Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi Chef Ben Chen 888 Bistro THE SCENE 15 MARCH 2011 The Barbed Rose Continued From Page 10: And the urge has paid off. "It's a dream come true with hard work involved," says Schneider, who purposely chose to open his establishment in Alvin due to being five minutes from his house. Also owner of the adjacent property and buildings nearby, Schneider will soon open his own meat market and deli along with a bakery and tea room. Cold cuts will be made inhouse, steaks will be cut to order and all baked items (artesian breads and pastries) made from scratch. "We'll be doing our own hams, salami, andoui, everything," says Schneider, who will be processing the old-school way, just like that of his grandfather, who was a meat packer. Chaney � educated at the Culinary Institute of America in New York � has worn his chef's hat in Switzerland and Italy. The new trend to "eat where your food lives" is something he takes quite seriously. "The demand for local food is actually something that is reverting backwards, because food used to always be supplied locally and not necessarily trucked in," says Chaney, adding that people have become more aware of their carbon footprint. Everything offered at Barbed Rose is seasonal and cooked fresh � you won't find a can opener in this chef's kitchen. A MENU LIKE NO OTHER Their Certified Angus beef is locally raised as is Akaushi beef (akin to Kobe) and Wagyu beef (crossbred). Akaushi contains high concentrations of oleic acid, which is a heart-healthy fat that has a high ratio of mono-saturated fats to saturated fats. Eating this beef can actually lower your cholesterol. House-made bacon and sausages are smoked on the premises. Wild game (venison, bison, antelope, wild boar and ostrich) mostly comes from the Texas hill country and water buffalo (leaner than bison) comes from South Texas. All sauces are homemade, including the mayo, mustard, ketchup and Worcestershire. "If I can't make it, we won't offer it," says Chaney. The menu at Barbed Rose is broken down into starters/soups/salads/sandwiches/entrees and Trick-Out-YourBurger, which gives you a choice of meat (beef, buffalo, poultry, crab cake, Portobello); cheese (Swiss, American, Provolone, Texas Goat, Pepper Jack, Smoked Cheddar); toppings (mushrooms, jalape�os, onion chili rings, caramelized onions, bacon, avocado); sauce (mustard, garlic aioli, mayo, crystal bacon aioli, malt vinegar tartar, chipotle ketchup) and a variety of sides. Some of the entrees include BBQ shrimp and grits, baconwrapped filet, pan seared redfish, and smoked pepper steak with sides like truffled mac/cheese and fresh vegetables in season, but you want to be sure and check out the Butcher Board Specials that are broken down into Hooves (prime/Wagyu/Kobe), Horns (wild boar/buffalo/venison), Feathers (duck breast/quail/ostrich) and Fins (jumbo shrimp/alligator/scallops). This changes depending on what is available. A Business Express lunch is also available weekdays. Desserts � like bananas foster bread pudding, Grand Marnier cheesecake, and sticky coffee cake � are not only eye popping, but taste bud popping. Weekend reservations are highly recommended unless you don't mind a long wait. Of course, you could wander over to the Burger Bar and chill while waiting, watch a little TV and munch down on some of those fried oysters with jalape�os atop the smoky house bacon, or as Schneider and Chaney like to call them � "a party in your mouth." THE SCENE 16 MARCH 2011 Market & Ca, Paul McCartney, to The Whoie Lennox, Jessica Cher, Ann , Gloria Estefan, Simpson s & others during The Eagle ton performances their Hous e neo Medite rrpaoud caterer f � r MARKET Fresh Olives ~ Cheeses ~ Spices Pita Bread ~ Dried Fruits & Nuts Olive Oil & Imported Chocolates CAFE Flavors of the Mediterranean www.mediterraneomarket.com Gyros ~ Falafel ~ Hummus ~ Paella Kabobs ~ Moussaka ~ Grape Leaves Pastas (Shrimp, Pesto, Primavera) Segafredo Coffees ~ Baklava ~ Tiramisu **NEW** Dark Chocolate Tart w/Almond Crust FREE Wi Fi! NASA Rd. 1 I-45 Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-9 pm � Fri & Sat 9 am-10 pm Closed Sundays 281-333-3180 Johnson Space Center Upper Bay Rd. Space Center Drive 18033 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay Visit our new website... & find us on Facebook! WE CATER PRIVATE PARTIES. CALL NOW TO BOOK! Hilton # MEDITERRANEO Market & Cafe Skippers Fine Greek Cuisine Seafood & More Open Daily @ 5:30am � NOT just for Breakfast! Fresh Greek Pastries! Kourabiedes (butter almond cookies), Finikia (walnut cinnamon cookies), Karithopita (walnut cake), Baklava & Galaktoboureko (Greek custard). Made fresh! Order a box to go!! Daily Lunch Specials! Leg of Lamb served EVERY FRI & SAT! Serving original, Greek family recipes: Mousaka, Pastitsio, Stuffed Eggplant, Domadakia and freshly made Humus. GREEK COOKING CLASSES! FRI: LIVE MUSIC by Greek musicians Eat & Learn! RSVP today Next Class: March 24 George Kitidis & Nikkos Leontoudis + BELLY DANCING 1026 FM 2094 � Clear Lake Shores � 281-334-4787 � www.skipperscafe.com Authentic Texas Hospitality. Experience the Family-Owned Difference! USDA-Choice, hand-cut steaks, slow-smoked Texas Bar~B~Que, Texas home-style cooking & scratch made desserts by Anna. D ICKINSON 2111 FM 517 East, between Hwy. 3 & I-45 For details, menus and directions, visit or call www.dickinsonbbq.com � 281-534-2500 � Open daily 11am THE SCENE 17 MARCH 2011 AWARDWINNING BBQ & FAMILY RESTAURANT NOAH'S ARK: The place for party animals By Adam Donaghey You don't need a worldwide flood to set sail aboard Noah's Ark; nor, do you need to hike up Mount Ararat! Just take a seaside drive to the city of Bacliff and you'll find Noah's Ark Bar & Grill � a sprawling seafood and grill dining destination located on the edge of Galveston Bay, offering tasty treats and stunning, unobstructed views of the bay. From the outside, Noah's Ark looks like a modular tree house, with expansive side patios and multi-level rooftop decks overlooking the sea - each named after a bird (except the indoor dance floor, named after the mythic unicorn). A giant tree looms over, shading patrons from the sun; along with a welcoming palapa, under which guests are greeted on busy days - perfect for the spring and summer weather! Go inside and you'll feel like you're in the hull of the giant Ark itself. Built with varying dark aged woods, including two great beams roughly thirty feet in length over the upper deck, the Ark provides a uniquely interesting handcrafted look you just won't find in most modern restaurants. Most fascinating is the fact that owner Fred Lyttle and his staff have been responsible for all of the renovating and expansion over the years � and they've never shut down because of it! Lyttle hales from Ohio, where he owned and operated three restaurants; but for the last 30 years, his heart has belonged to the Bay Area. A carpenter by trade, Lyttle opened his restaurant 14 years ago with a structure one-third the size of what it is today and has been adding on ever since. Just like Noah, Fred built the Ark. The restaurant's name comes from a liquor ad Fred saw which depicted a cartoon version of the Biblical Noah's Ark in the background with caricatures of animals toasting drinks. Instantly, Fred named his restaurant "Noah's Ark" and ever since it's been the "place for party animals!" The theme is seen throughout the restaurant complete with menu items named for animals and a large mural that acts as the backdrop to the restaurant's dance floor and stage. With one of the largest menus around, the Ark serves a variety of seafood, oysters on the half shell, Angus burgers, steaks and much more. Popular menu items include the Ark's signature Hot Mermaids (shrimp wrapped in bacon with a slice of jalape�o, dipped in beer batter, breaded and deep fried) and Hot Chicks (a Mermaid with chicken instead of shrimp); a rich seafood gumbo, and the Fisherman's Platter (a sampling of fried fish, shrimp, oysters, stuffed crab and crab cakes). Signature drinks include the super premium 42-ounce "Margarilla" for two and spicy Oyster Shooters. Additionally, Noah's Ark offers different specials each day of the week, so there's never a bad time to stop by. Sneak away for lunch by the bay with blue plates under $5; or enjoy $1.75 Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers all day Sundays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Continued on Next Page THE SCENE 18 MARCH 2011 NOAH'S ARK: Continued from Previous Page Also enjoy your weekends on the water with the Ark's all-youcan-eat breakfast buffet on Sundays � a prevalent stop for bikers on morning rides and golf carters just toodlin'! Every Friday night, Noah's Ark hosts a Parrot Head Party, featuring live bands playing island music. The rest of the week card sharks are invited to compete in Texas Hold'em Tournaments. The dedicated staff and friendly atmosphere at Noah's Ark is a direct response to the familial culture Lyttle encourages at the Ark. All employees are treated as part of the family � just ask Linda behind the bar. She's been with Noah's Ark for eight years and recently enjoyed a trip to Belize because of it. Additionally, Lyttle is an active participant in the community. He contributes to various service organizations, including the Eagle's and Elk's Lodges, the Lion's Club and the VFW. Noah's Ark is located at 4438 Boulevard in Bacliff. You can reach them at 281-339-2895 or visit their website at www.noahsarkbarandgrill.com. Stop by and savor the view and the seafood. Party animals, families, bikers and everyone else are all welcome. NOAH'S ARK BAR & GRILL 4438 Boulevard Bacliff, 77518 281-339-2895 OPEN 7 DAYS BIKERS WELCOME!! The Best Burgers & Seafood! Huge patio with a great view of Galveston Bay! DRINK SPECIALS: $2.75 Well Drinks Monday - Friday 9am-5pm $1.25 Draft Beer Monday - Friday 9am-6pm $1.75 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers or Mimosas 8am to 4pm Saturday & All Day Sunday Mackey's $ Upscale, Comfort Food $ 4 SPECIALS 95 LUNCH � 10am-6pm Mon-Fri ONE POUND OF CATFISH � 30 SHRIMP 10.95 ORDER EITHER DISH FRIED, GRILLED OR BLACKENED ea Valid 5pm to close thru 3/31/11 Raw Oysters on the Half Shell Broiled Oysters on the Half Shell 6 WAYS! (TRY OUR OYSTER SAMPLER!) BLUE PLATE SPECIALS $5.95 7 Days a Week � 11am-3pm PARROT HEAD PARTY EVERY FRIDAY 7-10PM LIVE BANDS PERFORMING YOUR FAVORITE ISLAND MUSIC TEXAS HOLD-EM EVERY NIGHT (EXCEPT FRIDAY) HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week 11am to 7pm KIDS EAT FREE Sundays 11-9pm Kids 12 & under. Ask for details. www.noahsarkbarandgrill.com FULL SERVICE BAR CATERING! YOUR HOUSE � OR OURS! 281-316-8866 20801 GULF FRWY. � WEBSTER, 77598 (NEXT TO CINEMARK 18) FREE APPETIZER (#2 - 6) with purchase of 2 adult entrees. Not valid w/ any other offers. Expires 4-15-11 19 MARCH 2011 S-3 WWW.MACKEYSUPSCALECOMFORTFOOD.COM THE SCENE Seen by The SCENE: 2011 EPICUREAN EVENING A TASTE OF SPACE @ SPACE CENTER HOUSTON 2011 Epicurean Evening Winners OUT OF THIS WORLD AWARD: ..................................Cadillac Bar PARTICIPANT'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER:..........Signature Bistro CREATIVITY OF BOOTH: 1st: Bakkhus Taverna; 2nd: Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack; 3rd (tie) Floyd's Cajun Seafood & Texas Steakhouse and Red River BBQ & Grill PRESENTATION OF FOOD: 1st: Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant; 2nd: Red Sushi & Hibachi; 3rd: Merlion on 4th OVERALL SHOWMANSHIP: 1st: Colosseum Italian Rest. & Bakery; 2nd: Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake; 3rd: Cafe Under the Oaks Photos by Betsey Ennis, Andy Eng & Adam Donaghey Special Thanks to Paparazzi Houston for hosting The SCENE's booth at this year's event. Visit www.paparazzihouston.com to learn how you can make the guests at your next event the STARS with a stand-alone photo booth. CLEAR LAKE / BAY AREA EDITION March 24 - April 6: "Youth at Art" Student Art Exhibit, March 24 Opening: 3:30pm for elementary students, 5pm for Secondary Students March 1 - March 17: 3D Exhibit at TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org March 1 - 6: Barefoot in the Park at Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18901 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, www.clearcreekcommunitytheatre.org, 281-335-5228 ARTS E CULTURAL ARTS CALENDAR ART La Porte Library:Tuesday is Story Time with Mr. Mark at 10:15 a.m.;Thursdays are with Mr. D. at 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.;Arts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.; 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net Helen Hall Library: Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Pre-K Story time on Thursday at 1 p.m.; 100 W.Walker, League City, 281-338-4860 Butler Longhorn Museum: League City, 281-332-1393, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431 www.abnc.org THEATRE Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday - Sunday, Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, www.lunarrendevous.org. League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday Friday. Call for group reservations, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, 281-554-2994, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org March 7 & 8: Auditions for Break a Leg; Performance in April 2:30 p.m., Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy. 3 in Dickinson, 281-337-SHOW, wwwbayareaharbourplayhouse.com. March 10: Bay Area Writers League, Meeting and Critique at Barnes & Nobles, Bay Area Blvd. and Gulf Freeway, 7:30 www.bawl.org LITERATURE March 12: C.L.A.W. (Clear Lake Area Writers) 10 a.m. - noon,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Prky., 281-335-7777 www.taaccl.org. Call to confirm. March 10: Jazz Nite at TAACCL, with Sparky Koerner and Jazz Express, Open Mic.TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, www.taaccl.org MUSIC & FILM Library Story Times for Children Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook.Temporarily in Seabrook Community House with storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning, 1210 Anders, Seabrook, 281-4749142, www.hcpl.net CHILDREN'S ART March 19: Bay Area Bluegrass Association Show � 7 p.m., Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, League City, www.baba.org March 8: Bay Area Photo Club, 7:30 p.m., call to confirm time,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org 1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Airport, 713-454-1940, www.1940airterminal.org Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday - Sunday; 409 6th St. N.,Texas City, 409-6435799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm Email firstname.lastname@example.org for art calendar listings. San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9a.m. - 6 p.m.; La Porte, 281479-2421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUMS Freeman Memorial Library: Book Babies on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.;Toddler Time on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.; Pre-School Time on Monday & Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.; Children's Chess Club on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Special Days: 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906. www.hcpl.net Google QR Code Scan to pull up the SCENE Arts Calendar on your smart phone. MARCH 2011 Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Saturday morning Breakfast on the Bayou 8 a.m. - 9:30 am Saturday Evening Sunset Cruise on the Bayou 6 p.m., 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, THE SCENE 22 SC EN Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, www.LSFM.org Warbird Rides available. Call for more information. BAY AREA ART SPRINGS INTO ARTS ACTION WITH PHOTO WORKSHOP & MORE By Domino Taylor Kemah Coastal Photo Workshop by Ruth Burke Ruth Burke, local internationally published photographer will lead the Kemah Coastal Photo Workshop on April 8, 9 and 10. Registration is taking place in this month, so reserve your spot now. The famous Kemah Boardwalk welcomes visitors and photographers from all over the world. This event will allow the photographers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain access to private exclusive waterfront locations for spectacular photography. Ruth will take students to her favorite locations in Kemah pointing out the diverse photographic opportunities and compositions that each area offers at different times of the day. Students will learn to understand what the camera is doing when capturing an image and how that can relate to the image processing software such as Photoshop. The goal of this coastal photo workshop is to help photographers understand how to control the final look of the image, capturing the information needed to make a fine art print while having a fun time photographing Kemah. Ruth will work one on one with each participant, regardless of skill level or type of equipment to ensure everyone leaves the workshop with new ideas about creating a great photograph. Through photography the students will discover Kemah on Galveston Bay, the wildlife, coastal marshes, nautical landscapes, beautiful sunrises and sunsets and the seaside character with working shrimp boats offering the local catch of the day. The City of Kemah is sponsoring this coastal photography event. The event will open Friday with lunch and workshop on understanding the camera and on location shoots using late afternoon light. Saturday will be a sunrise photo session and travel other destinations for photographing scenes in different lights, after lunch another session with prints made and a class for brief critiques. A sunset cruise will end the Saturday photo session. Sunday will be a free time to photograph again at sunrise and/or make more prints. April is one of the best times to photograph Kemah. Flocks of regal White Pelicans spend their time along the coastal area from October through April. Majestic trees are budding and the coastal marshes are flush in new growth. The cost for the three-day event is $300 and half session is $200. All students also receive a Workshop Instructional Manual. To register, call Seaside Gallery at 281-326-9200 or email Ruth Burke at email@example.com or call the Kemah Visitor Center, 281334-3181. Make this your year for that new art photo worthy of your home or office. --------------------------------------------------- International Steel Drum Musicians to play at Pan Jam The annual Kemah Steel Drum Festival, Pan Jam is extended this year to two days, March 26 and 27. Headliners are Freddy Harris III, and Mustofa Alexander both from New York City. They will be featured both days. Also in the line-up is the San Jacinto College with director Mike Mezma performing Saturday afternoon and well as the Lone Star College with director Jeff Gleason. Sunday the University of Houston Steel Drum Band, "The Pantagonist" playing with director Blake Wilkins. Also on the local talent scene will be Hanna's Reef, Short and Tall of It, Sean Richards, Texas Caribbean and the Outriggers. Between the steel drum acts will be "Sonny the Birdman" with his exotic birds to entertain audiences young and young at heart. Location of Pan Jam is the Kemah city parking lot at 604 Bradford. For additional information on the music acts, log on to www.kemahpanjam.com. Come enjoy a taste of the islands. - Continued on Page 40 THE SCENE 23 MARCH 2011 SC EN E Lights ... Camera ... Action! ON LOCATION: THIS IS A LOVE STORY I'm writing this month's film column on location in Dallas on first time director Ryan Harper Gray's THIS IS A LOVE STORY, a feature narrative about a married couple who both find themselves in extramarital affairs, only to have their infidelity bring them back together. Well, sorta. Blake Hathaway is a straight-laced photographer who's lost track of where his life is headed. Enter Delilah Moon, a lively young sex-object who sweeps men off their feet at a moment's glance. passion for the theater is uncompromising; but so is her attraction for a particular colleague. When separated, Blake and Molly seem totally at ease with the world around them and the people that fill it. The tension that drives them apart is ultimately what causes them to find themselves as individuals. Gray's interested in the modern relationship and what it means to be monogamous even if it means falling out of love. "I wanted to make this movie," says Gray, "because I am fascinated by the rules in relationships. Whether self-inflicted or imposed by others or society." He believes monogamy is "man made" with all the problems man-made things have. When pressed, he mentions his parents have been together for 40 years. Though he respects their decision, he doesn't fully understand it. LOVE STORY breaks the traditional rules regarding relationships. In this case, Blake cheats on Molly, and he's all the better for it. And the audience will find themselves rooting for him along the way. - Continued on Page 40 ARTS E March Film Events First Thursdays at Dean's Credit Clothing (316 Main Street): Every first Thursday of the month, the Houston Film Commission presents award-winning, Texas made short films. Presentation is free and starts around 9:00 p.m., lasting about an hour. houstonfilmcommission.com/firstthursdays Houston Film Industry Meetup: Every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., mix & mingle with local area actors, producers, editors and other film industry people at Sherlock's River Oaks (1952-A West Gray). filmind.meetup.com/254/ Last Tuesday's SWAMP Salons: Every last Tuesday of the month, SWAMP meets and hosts a salon on specific subjects regarding film in Houston. Mix & mingle at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Location varies. swamp.org SWAMP Workshop: New Applications for Media Distribution. Remember when "new media" meant the internet? Thanks to the iPad and other media delivery devices, a new form of distribution called "apps" has emerged. This symposium will address issues regarding apps and give you insight into the world of app-making and distribution, the money philosophy, the technical challenges, the limitations and the advantages. March 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rice Media Center. swamp.org Texas Independent Film Network presents EGGSHELLS: From the director of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, Tobe Hooper's first film, EGGSHELLS, is a surreal, psychedelic drama about undergraduates sharing a house in Austin. The previously thought "lost" cult masterpiece has been restored and is screening for the first time in 40 years, as part of the Texas Independent Film Network. Brought to you by SWAMP and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. March 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the Glassell School of Art (5101 Montrose Blvd). texasifn.com TXMPA Lobby Day 2011 at the Capitol: Lobby Day will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9 in Austin on the front steps of the Capitol. Anyone interested in film and television are invited to attend to inform our politicians about why film and TV incentives are so important to the state of Texas. Stick around for the mixer at 5 p.m. at the Ghost Room (304 W 4th St). Blake is not immune. Although he is a married man, Blake can't resist the temptress. His romance with Delilah, however, may spark something new and unique in his otherwise dismal, lonely life. That, or it could be his downfall. Molly Hathaway is suddenly faced with the realization that she may quickly be out of a job. The theater she works for is going under, and either they raise money to save it or they must shut it down. Molly's The SCENE Film & Food Columnist, Adam Donaghey, is an award-winning film producer from Texas. His work has been seen at festivals and special screenings all over the world. Adam resides in Kemah. Find out about Adam's films at www.adamdonaghey.com and what he's eating at www.facebook.com/adamdonaghey. 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The February event benefitting the American Heart Association raised not only awareness about heart disease and stroke but a staggering $100,000 at this year's 6th annual fundraiser and wine tasting. - Continued on Page 41 27 MARCH 2011 THE SCENE Is there anything you are totally passionate Heaven, at right, behind the scenes at a photo shoot. about? What truly inspires you? What motivates you to manifest your hopes into reality? Why do we get stuck in a rut, when we have the best of intentions for change? Be it a rut in your job, personal life, fashion sense or hairstyle we all experience the infamous hurdle we can't quite get past. I was practicing on some mannequins when my young, eager salon apprentice, Sadie, approached me with a very poignant question, "How do you be creative?" I just looked at her and thought, "I don't know?!" As I lay in bed that night, I pondered the question intently. What I discovered was a system of beliefs that I use consistently in any area that I desire to be more creative. First, it's very important to have a role model for yourself. It's very easy to model yourself after someone who has done the very thing you are looking to do. I have read books from fashion to accounting, from Malcolm Gladwell to Anthony Robbins. Entering the world of people who are successful allows you to see what makes them that way. Reading practical, or autobiographical books are a great source of inspiration. The dreams that swirl around my head come to fruition much quicker after I have been juiced with an amazing story about someone who came from nothing to do the unthinkable. It almost makes my dream seem easier. Next, I grab any opportunity to surround myself with likeminded people who have a common interest. I keep a great stock of all tools, materials and information handy so that anytime creativity strikes, I am prepared to practice. Go to classes, training, attend conventions, watch online tutorials, better yet, teach someone else. The more you practice the greater you become and also the more creative. The book Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell is a study of some of the most successful people in the world. And the one common denominator they all have was practice10,000 hours worth! In order to master your craft 10,000 hours is in order, so think of all the things you will learn just by practicing! One of my favorite techniques is just to LOOK. Really see. No matter your job or hobby, we all need to "rejuice." Absorbing information visually is a great way to expand your repertoire. Tear out photos and words and create a journal or storyboard. My idea of a rejuice day is to sit at Borders with a coffee and pour through Italian or French Vogue. My quest for fashion and beauty is elevated when I push the limits of the "normal." When preparing a photoshoot, I pour though magazines and look for images that I find striking, or that create "visual arrest." - Continued on Next Page The SCENE Style Columnist Heaven Padgett is owner of The Hairem Salon, founder of Heavenly Cosmetics and a member of TEAMQUEST, as an International Guest Artist for Aquage. Heaven has been a stylist and make up artists for almost 20 years and works with celebrity stylists and clients all over the country for photoshoots, fashion shows, hair shows, DVD shoots, and Academy Trainings. She was born to work in the industry, and has the experience and industry savvy to be our certified SCENE fashionista! You've Changed Your Diet. You've Changed Your Lifestyle. But Have You Changed Your WATER? Preserve your Body & the Environment with Alkaline, Ionized, Microclustered Water The Strongest Antioxident Available! 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When it grows it is fertilized by your own belief systems and ideology. When it comes to fruition it truly belongs only to you. For example, watch American Idol and acknowledge the references from "cruise ship or karaoke sounding" to "amazing artist" even though everyone is singing cover music. When it comes from the inside, it truly is different. One of my personal goals was to be more "stylistic" with my wardrobe. Not just wearing the typical shirt and pants everyday, but how can I jazz it up? I want to feel like my wardrobe had pizzazz and that my clients could look up to me for inspiration and advice. I tackled this by first finding a "muse" someone who best represents my style. For example- I love, love, Kim Kardashian's style. You can google or surf through magazines, tear out photos of outfits. As far as learning to stylize an outfit I have learned from the advice of actual fashion stylists with countless hours behind the camera at photoshoots. A stylist really uses the garment to make the adjective of the campaign come to life. And in those quiet moments at home I can use what I have learned, along with visuals and use my own So whatever your dream is � be it to design the living room of your dreams, be more creative with your wardrobe, create an amazing new ad campaign or even rebuild that car from high school motivation and inspiration have to come from somewhere. Follow these steps to immerse yourself and bring to life anything and everything you truly desire. EDITOR'S NOTE: Congratulations to Heaven Padgett for having her work featured on the cover of Modern Salon Magazine (a national publication well known amongst the professional hair and make up community). The cover was chosen from a series of photo shoots promoting for this year's America's Beauty Show. The online version launched just as The SCENE went to press, but print copies of the March issue of Modern Salon Magazine were soon to follow. Heaven's hair designs were captured by noted photographer and co-founder Aquage Luis Alvarez. More of Heaven's work can be seen on the home page of americasbeautyshow.com (and future issues of The SCENE). Our April issue will have additional shots from this series, as well as some behind-the-scenes gossip. � Keep up the great work, Hev! The Glam Squad Owner/Aquage TeamQuest Artist HEAVEN PADGETT JASON MOSHER Artistic Director SCEN Style Column: Continued from Previous Page personal wardrobe to create something a little different than the average outfit! E Style 18096 Kings Row, Suite A � 281-333-4332 THE SCENE 29 MARCH 2011 PHOTO & HAIR BY HEAVEN PADGETT W W W. T H E H A I R E M S A L O N . C O M SADIE HOPWOOD Artistic Apprentice FREE Make Up Application ALL Month Long with the purchase of 3 products (with SADIE) WE ROCK AT... � Dry Cutting � Dramatic Evening Styles � Killer Color � Luxury Treatments � Keratin Straightening Treatments � Make-Up by.... 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Boating activities and water recreation provide hours of fun and relaxation in the presence of the water's natural beauty. Surrounded by water, the land is fertile and offers lush foliage including many evergreen trees and plants. Weekends on the Water In addition to the area's natural beauty, technology and history are woven together at the Johnson Space Center, where our nation's astronauts are trained and each manned space flight is monitored. The facility offers an official visitors center, better known as Space Center Houston. This area is also home to a surprisingly high number of quality restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs � including many overlooking the water and accessible via boat. Clear Lake is also a live music lover's paradise with more than 40 venues offering live performances on a regular basis. The Clear Lake/Bay Area is also geared toward families with a number of amusement parks, game facilities and family festivals. CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE & MOBILE GUIDE! www.WeekendsontheWater.com The SCENE Magazine recently launched a new mobile and online guide to the Clear Lake, Galveston Bay and Galveston Island entertainment districts. Located at www.weekendsonthewater.com, the new guide compliments the print edition of The SCENE with content and guides on dining, nightlife, cultural arts, events, attractions, lodging and more. This new site is part of a new campaign aimed at promoting the communities along Clear Lake and Galveston Bay as a tourist destination. The SCENE is the official guide to the Clear Lake, Bay Area and Galveston Entertainment Districts. Look for our special Convention & Visitors Bureau racks in hotels and visitors centers. Featured Attractions 1. Space Center Houston Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the American manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. 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ART ALLIANCE CENTER 2000 NASA Parkway ....281-335-7777 11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT One Monument Circle ......281-479-2421 15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR 2500 South Shore Blvd.....281-334-1000 4. SCHLITTERBAHN 2026 Lockheed ............409-770-9283 8. GULF GREYHOUND PARK 1000 FM 2004..............409-986-9500 12. NOLAN RYAN CENTER Texas 35 and Mustang ....281-388-1134 16. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS 1150 Big League Dreams...281-316-3400 5. CLEAR LAKE REC. AREAS Multiple locations around Clear Lake 9. PUTT PUTT FUNHOUSE 806 NASA Parkway ......281-333-0579 13. ARMANDBAYOUNATURECTR. 8500 Bay Area Blvd.........281-474-2551 17.THE LINKS AT GREEN CAYE 2100 Caroline St. ........281-337-2021 42 41 40 39 10 43 44 45 6 11 13 19 1 23 18 7 9 15 5 3 26 22 12 20 21 17 16 24 14 25 18. OLD SEABROOK NASA Parkway @ Hwy 146 . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-474-3869 19. SYLVAN BEACH PARK on Galveston Bay in La Porte . . . . . .281-471-5020 20. HISTORIC LEAGUE CITY Main Street (FM 518). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-338-7339 21. HELEN'S GARDEN Main St. (FM518) in Historic League City . . . . .281-338-7339 34 35 36 27 8 28-33 22. CINEMARK 18 20915 Gulf Frwy. (Webster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-332-0951 23. BAYBROOK MALL 500 Baybrook Mall Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-488-4620 24. MAGNOLIA GREEK GOLF COURSE 1501 Bay Area Blvd. . . . . .281-557-0555 25. BEACON LAKES GOLF CLUB 801 FM 646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-337-1459 26. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR CC 4300 South Shore Harbour . . . . .281-334-0521 33 2 4 38 37 GALVESTON ATTRACTIONS: 27. GALVESTON EAST BEACH 1923 Boddeker Drive . . . .409-762-EAST 28. THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE 2020 Postoffice St.409-763-7173 29. THE STRAND HISTORIC DISTRICT Downtown Galveston713- 629-3700 30. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM 2309-2311 Ship's Mechanic Row . .409-765-5930 31. MOODY MANSION MUSEUM 2618 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-7668 32. BISHOP'S PALACE 1402 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-2475 33. GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM 25th & Strand .409-765-5700 34. TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM Pier 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-763-1877 35. OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE MUSEUM Pier 20 . . . . .409-766-STAR 36. SEAWOLF PARK Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway . . .409-797-5114 37. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM 2002 Terminal Dr. . .409-740-7722 38. BUNGEE FUN 9030 Seawall Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-740-2000 HOUSTON ATTRACTIONS: 39. HOBBY AIRPORT 7800 Airport Boulevard . . . . . . . . . . . .713-640-3000 40. RELIANT STADIUM One Reliant Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832-667-1400 41. HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-791-8805 42. DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT . . . .713-658-8938 43. TOYOTA CENTER 1510 Polk Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-758-7200 44. GRB CONVENTION CTR 1001 Avenida de las Americas .713-853-8000 45. MINUTE MAID PARK 501 Crawford Street . . . . . . . . . .713-259-8500 Bakkhus Taverna Barbed Rose Smokin' J's Signature Bistro Scout Bar Mediterraneo Chitsuru Where To EAT Bay Area � Galveston & DRINK South Belt � Pasadena � Clear Lake � T-bone Tom's 1. Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge......................15210 Hwy 3 2. Amadeus Italian Restaurant ............700 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) 3. Bakkhus Taverna Greek....................605 6th Street (Kemah) 4. Barbed Rose ......................113 East Sealy Street (Alvin) 5. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina ................19431 Gatebrook Dr. 6. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina ............2660 Marina Bay Drive 7. Big Ben....................................................20237 Gulf Freeway 8. Boondoggles ........................................4106 NASA Parkway 9. Buck's Bar ........................................18301 B Egret Bay Blvd 10. Cabo ................................2513 NASA Parkway (Seabrook) 11. Cafe Under The Oaks ..............615 E Main Street (FM 518) 12. Cellar Wine Bar ..........................1606 Clear Lake City Blvd. 13. Cheer's Pub......................502 N Friendswood Dr (FM 518) 14. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi ......2860 Gulf Freeway S, Ste. A 15. Club Pure ..............................229 E NASA Rd. 1 (Webster) 16. Cock-Eyed Seagull ..........................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 17. Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack ..........................309 4th Street 18. Cullen's Upscale Am. Grille ................11500 Space Center 19. Dempsey's Sports Pub........................3612 W. Main Street 20. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..............2111 FM 517 21. Don Pico's - Clear Lake........................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 22. Don Pico's - Pearland ..................9811 Broadway (FM518) 23. D'Vine Wine - Kemah ..........................................709 Harris 24. D'Vine Wine - Galveston ................2301 Strand, Suite 101 25. Escape Sports Bar ..........................................4200 FM 517 Galveston Bay Ha rbo rsid I-45 e Harb orside Tommy's 26. Floyd's Cajun Seafood House....................20760 Gulf Frwy 27. Floyd's Cajun Seafood House ....................1300 Broadway 28. Fox and Hound ....................................12802 Gulf Freeway 29. Gabacho's Mexican Grill ..........................4449 NASA Rd. 1 30. Green Parrot ................22323 Bayshore Dr. (San Leon) 31. Hugh & Jeff's Car Wash & Grill ................1232 W. FM 646 32. Jackie's Brickhouse ......1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 33. Jackie B's Sports.Spirits......................352 N. Gulf Freeway 34. Judges..............................................113 6th St. (San Leon) 35. Katie's ..........................................................315 Grand Ave. 36. La Brisa - Bacliff............................................4001 Hwy 146 37. La Brisa - League City ..............501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 38. Las Haciendas � NASA............................1020 NASA Rd. 1 39. Las Haciendas � I-45 ..........................12933 Gulf Freeway 40. Leila's Mexican Restaurant........................18119 Egret Bay 41. Luna's Restaurant (Hilton) ................3000 NASA Parkway 42. Main 101 Grill & Bar ..................101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 43. Main Event............................................1125 Magnolia Ave. 44. Mackey's ..............................................20801 Gulf Frwy (I-45) 45. Maribelle's ............................................3136-C NASA Road 1 46. Mario's Italian � Seabrook ..............1304 Bayport (HWY146) 47. Mario's Italian � Webster ....................618 NASA Parkway 48. Masa Sushi Fusion ..................................977 Nasa Road 1 49. Masa Sushi Sake Bar ................................1804 W. FM 646 50. Matt's Restaurant & Lounge..............3202 Marina Bay Drive Gabacho's Seaw olf Prk wy. Pelica n Island 56 12th St. Ferr y Rd . 25th Broa dwa y 61st 35 Galve Island ston 30 20th St. 34 51s t 51. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe.......... 52. Mely's - League City ............2951 M 53. Merlion on 4th....................................... 54. Michiru Sushi & Asian Bar ..............20 55. Monkey Bar ................................... 56. Noah's Ark ............................................ 57. Outriggers ....................101 Bath Ave. 58. Pier 27 Tavern......................3202 59. San Luis Resort ............................ 60. Scout Bar....................................... 61. Sherlock's ..................................... 62. Signature Bistro ..............1918 NA 63. Skipper's ......................1026 FM 2 64. Smoking J's ................550 FM 65. South Shore Harbour Resort ................ 66. Sporting News Bar & Grill ........... 67. Star Cinema Grill ......................10 68. Thai Seafood ................................. 69. The Spot ............................3204 S 70. The Davenport............................12 71. The Tree House ............................ 72. Three Oaks Fine Wines ................ 73. Time Out Sports Bar #1 .............. 74. Time Out Sports Bar #2 ............... 75. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ............... 76. Tommy's Restaurant Oyster Bar . 77. Topwater Grill..............................8 78. T-bone Tom's ................................ 79. Wings `N' More - League City220 G 80. Wings `N' More - Webster................ 81. Zone 504 ....................................... 24 59 Big Ben Gulf of Mexico Seawall Blvd. 69 Gulf of Mexico 77 82.- 91. KEMAH BOARDWALK RES 82. Aquarium 83. The Pizza Ov 85. The Flying Dutchman 87. Cadillac Bar 90. La 89. Lighthouse Buffet 92. S 91. Basin Seafood House Pier 27 Tavern Dickinson BBQ Zone 504 Cafe under the Oaks 2nd Sporting News Grill So. Shore Grille Swamp Shack Champion Ford Gulf Freeway 12227 Gulf Freeway � 866-201-5272 D'Vine Wine Masa Sushi Sherlock's Pub Houston 73 28 39 75 18 Matt's Rest. Noah's Ark Berryhill Baja Grill Cock-eyed Seagull K Island n 22 27 13 Ship Channel 42 .......18033 Upper Bay Rd. Marina Bay Dr. (FM 2094) .....................1301 4th Street 20911 Gulf Freeway, Suite A ...............605 6th Street C .....4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) e. (Under Seabrook Bridge). Marina Bay Blvd. Suite F ..5222 Seawall Boulevard ..............18307 Egret Bay ........2416 Bay Area Blvd. ASA Parkway (Seabrook) 2094 (Clear Lake Shores) M 1959 Dixie Farm Road ..2500 South Shore Harbour ..........850 Harris Avenue. 020 NASA Rd. 1, Ste. 152 ...................17926 Hwy. 3 Seawall Blvd. (Galveston) 235 Clear Lake City Blvd. ...........901 NASA Road 1 .......601 East Main Street ....................10928 Fuqua .........307 El Dorado Blvd. ..4416 Fairmont Parkway ........2555 Bay Area Blvd. 815 Avenue O (San Leon) ...................707 Hwy 146 Gulf Frwy South (@ FM 518) .....1503 W. Bay Area Blvd. ...................504 Kipp Ave. 64 70 1 74 5 Jackie's Brickhouse 12 76 21 61 29 8 45 78 10 57 63 4 59 28 38 47 67 15 71 48 16 26 44 40 68 54 9 43 60 19 33 37 79 49 14 31 20 72 11 80 62 46 Galveston Bay 53 82-91 17 3 55 66 2 81 78 23 36 56 35 646 517 . lvd Blv ter nte Ce Ce ce pc Spa Clear Lake Floyd's 51 41 65 6 52 58 50 32 Dempsey's STAURANT ROW ven 84. Red Sushi 86. Bayside Grille 88. Joe's Crab Shack andry's Seafood House Saltgrass Steakhouse 25 Don Pico's Mackey's Cellar Wine Bar Skipper's Katie's Bar & Grill Club Pure Mamacita's Allegria Lounge 281-535-0900 Largest Selection of Pre-Owned Yachts on the Gulf Coast Feel The Steel! Pan Jam Steel Drum Festival Sat., March 26th & Sun., March 27 � Kemah Lighthouse District The Kemah Lighthouse District will come alive with the beat of Steel Drums, Fire Dancers, Exotic Bird Shows, Pet Contest and a variety of entertainment as the 8th Annual Kemah "Pan Jam" Steel Drum Festival sets up shop on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27. "Pan Jam" is defined by authentic Caribbean steel drums, calypso and reggae musicians who have performed all over the world. The headliners for this year are Freddy Harris III and Mustafa, both of New York. The entertainment schedule also features Jerry Diaz and Hanna's Reef, San Jacinto College, and University of Houston-Clear Lake and Lone Star College steel drum bands and many other fabulous groups. There is a new Kidz Zone this year with entertainment for the little ones. The fun starts on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beverages and festival foods will be available in the Kemah Visitor Center parking lot (located at the corner of 6th and Bradford). Admission is free and there is plenty of free street parking surrounding the festival site. Performances by "Sonny the Bird Man" and his beautiful tropical birds and a hotly contested CASI Chili Cook Off, giant inflatables and lots of family fun round out the event. Pets are welcome to the event as well. They can enter the Bay Area Pet Adoption Pet Contest, and if you are feeling lucky, there is a raffle with various prizes. There are arts and crafts booths offering a variety of fun items, including fine arts and handmade crafts. Check the website for applications. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the participating College Steel Drum programs and Bay Area Pet Adoptions. The Pan Jam kick-off celebration is Friday, March 25 at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack in Kemah from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For a complete update, go to www.kemahpanjam.com or call event director Sandra Williams 281-538-4165 or event chair Carol McCants 281-615-3187. Mark Your Calendars! A reminder of upcoming SCENE-approved events not to miss. Yachty Gras Boat Parade March 5 � Clear Lake & Kemah Channel Kemah Mardi Gras Parade/Party March 6 � Kemah Lighthouse District Lucky Trails Marathon March 19 & 20 � Seabrook Nature Trails Gateway to the Bay Triathlon April 1, 2 & 3 � Kemah & Galveston Bay Clear Lake Crawfish Festival April 1 � Landolt Pavilion, Clear Lake Park Wednesday Sailboat Races Weekly starting April 6 � Clear Lake Edgewater Dragon Boat Challenge April 9 � Edgewater Marina (Webster) Seabrook Men Who Cook April 12 � Lakewood Yacht Club South West Int. Boat Show April 14 - 17 � South Shore Harbour Kemah Crawfish Festival April 15, 16 & 17 � Under Kemah Bridge Clear Lake Greek Festival May 6, 7 & 8 � Landolt Pavilion, C. Lake Park Village Fair & TX Music Fest. May 6, 7 & 8 � Walter Hall Park (League City) On the Water SEA SCOUTS have new home at Lakewood Yacht Club The Sea Scouts constructed a new H pier to be their home for boating at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. Their fleet of sailboats now occupies 10 brand new slips in the club's northwest harbor next to NASA Parkway. To celebrate, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in January. Rob Freas, Skipper for Sea Scout Ship 468 (a group or unit), explained that Sea Scouting is a high adventure division of the Boy Scouts of America consisting of co-ed youth between 13 and 20 years of age. "We teach the values of Scouting through sailing and seamanship. Lakewood has generously supported the Sea Scouting as their home since 2004," he stated. Currently there are five ships at Lakewood involved with anywhere Upcoming Calendar Yachty Gras Boat Parade March 5 � Clear Lake /Kemah Channel from five to 15 children in each ship. They sponsor activities for larger groups as well, such as the Sea Scout Academy every spring for 200 youth for Sea Scout and seamanship training. They also run national programs such as the SEAL Course which is the highest advanced leadership training in Sea Scouting. Only the top 30 applicants from around the country are chosen. Six train at Lakewood Yacht Club while the others attend training in the Chesapeake Bay, Miami, Newport Beach and on Long Island Sound. - Continued on Page 41 Spring Series #1: March 19 Spring Series #2: April 9 Spring Series #3: May 7 Houston Yacht Club 281.471.1255 XXV Annual Elissa Regatta April 2 & 3, 2011 � Galveston Bay Houston Yacht Club 281.471.1255 BAY ACCESS to offer 4 scholarships Through the Bay Access charitable association, four sailing scholarships are being offered this year to area youth sailors. The scholarships will fund a one week long sailing camp using the facilities at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. Bay Access will also furnish the sailboats and other equipment needed for the selected children. The first camp is the Seahorse Camp which runs from June 6-10 and is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, ages 11 to 14. This is a stay-overnight camp in Lakewood's clubhouse where meals and daily instructions will be provided. The second camp is a day camp called 2011 Bay Cup I March 5, Galveston Bay Lakewood Yacht Club � 281.474.2511 GBCA Spring Regatta March 26, Galveston Bay Galveston Bay Cruising Association Opti Camp named for the type of boat, an Optimist, that the younger children use. It is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 13-17 for children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, with parents providing transportation for the sailors to and from the club. - Continued on Page 41 Wednesday Night Sailboat Races on Clear Lake Info: 281.334.4252 Season starts April 6! THE SCENE 39 MARCH 2011 Arts Column: Continued from Page 23 VASE to change venue this year VASE (Visual Art Scholastic Event) is relocating this year to Clear Falls High School on April 8 and 9. In years past, this event was held at University of Houston � Clear Lake. The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) has sponsored VASE since 1994, and it is the nation's only event of its kind. High School students are provided the opportunity to bring artwork created in their art classrooms to a regional event where they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work. Only academically eligible students in grades 9-12 from Texas can participate in VASE. This year, there were 20,000 entries and 1,000 students will be selected as State Qualifiers and advance to the State VASE, at Clear Falls High School April 8 & 9. At this state event, 100 art works will be selected to receive the Gold Seal Award, the highest honor for a Texas student artist. The Gold Seal Exhibit will be on April 11. To participate in VASE teachers must be a member in good standing with TAEA and submit required participation information online at http://www.taea.org/vase ---------------------------------------------------- throughout the scenes with the unhappily married couple. Juxtaposed with the fluidity and organic nature of the shots with him and Delilah, the viewer will find the difference between a person that's trapped and a person that's free. ARTS E Adding to the overall style of the film, Gray has chosen some uniquely Dallas locations to showcase his love affair with Delilah. Mostly taking place at the hip Belmont Hotel, a retro-fitted motor hotel from the 1940s with a spectacular view of the city, the romantic encounters take place upon a stunning southwest landscape. Additionally, we shot at the Dallas Contemporary, showcasing a vibrant textile installation made up of threads of varying colors. The chemistry between the two lovers is enhanced due to the beautiful work of art set between them. Tomorrow we shoot at the Texas Theatre. It's bizarre to be both the producer of the film and the representative of the location. But ultimately, it's a good choice for the movie, and it will add an historic flavor, upping the production value. Highlighting the City of Dallas, the locations add an interesting visual aspect to the film typically devoid in low budget, independent movies. It's a relationship film; but it's a relationship film set amongst a backdrop of amazing visual landscapes � sharp dialogue and subtle performances are sure to bring it home. Serendipitous events and unexpected beautiful moments added to the mix make this an intensely rewarding experience for all. Learn more at www.thisisalovestorymovie.com. 24 Hour Film Race 2011: Registration is open for the 24 Hour Film Race 2011, an international competition that challenges filmmakers everywhere to create short films (4 minutes max) in just 24 hours. This year, the Film Race takes place all over the world on April 29. Anyone can participate, but films will only be screened in select cities. I'm happy to announce that the Texas screening will take place in Houston! Use discount code FILMRACER24 and register a team at filmracing.com. Catch up on sleep, start getting your cast and crew together, and get ready for April 29! Film Column: Continued from Page 24 "I was more interested in making a movie about the loneliness in a relationship," Gray continues, "There is nothing sadder than being lonely while sitting next to someone you are supposed to love." In order to achieve a sense of discord between Blake and Molly, Gray's made stylistic visual decisions to go along with awkward dialogue. The element of fire is consistent THE SCENE 40 MARCH 2011 SC EN Go Red For Women: Cont. from Page 27 "This kind of success can't be reached with out the support of our corporate partners," said AHA Corporate Market Director Jeanette Webster. "Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is both passionate and dedicated to the mission of the American Heart Association and our community, sponsoring both the Bay Area Heart Walk and Go Red For Women campaigns, and for that we are very grateful." The 2011 Clear Lake luncheon broke records in money raised, attendance, sponsorships and purse-onality auctions. Local cardiac nurse and Bay Area resident Reeta Dutton shared an inspiring and personal survival story. And international key note speaker and author Linda Larsen closed out the event with a fast pace motivational talk about de-stressing. "Many lives have been saved as a result of the funds raised at events like the Go Red For Women Luncheon," Webster said. "The American Heart Association has funded research leading to many medical breakthroughs, including pacemakers, cardiac stents, artificial heart valves, CPR, blood pressure lowering drugs, and cholesterollowering drugs. The research we fund today could save the life of someone you love tomorrow." To get involved in the 2012 Bay Area Go Red For Women Luncheon please contact Jeanette Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-610-5072. Or to send a donation: AHA, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054. (Please write Bay Area GRFW in the memo). The American Heart Association has introduced a new campaign to the Bay Area called Circle of Red � COR members are committed and passionate to the AHA cause.To learn more and see a list of the founding members, go to www.heart.org/bayareatxgoredluncheon and click "Circle of Red." Go Red VIP Party @ Advantage BMW SEA SCOUTS: Cont. from Page 38 Youth who have excelled at the Lakewood SEAL course have been chosen to serve as Regional and National Officers of the Sea Scouts, train with midshipman on the USCGC Barque Eagle, and give the "Report on Scouting" to the President of the United States of America. As a world-wide program, Sea Scouts boast about 4,000 participants in the United States. "I would dare to say," added Freas, "that our facilities here at Lakewood are heads and shoulders above any other in the United States." With several ships represented at the ribbon cutting, Lakewood's Commodore Tom Taylor helped with the ceremony, welcomed the Sea Scouts, and remarked that Lakewood Yacht Club was very proud to be their home. The Sea Scouts have participated in the club's Harvest Moon Regatta, sailing all the way from Galveston to Port Aransas last October where they won a trophy in their fleet. "In general, we have fun while teaching leadership, citizenship, seamanship, and personal fitness," commented Freas. Sea Scouting is open to any youth interested in learning and sailing. To join in on the fun, contact Freas at 281-910-4325 or e-mail him at rbfreas@UTMB.edu. -------------------------------------- BAY ACCESS: Cont. from Page 38 Letters of reference and an essay must be submitted no later than Fri., April 8, to Bay Access, at Lakewood Yacht Club's address, or dropped off at the front gate at the club's entrance. Applicants will be notified by Fri., April 22, of the scholarship decisions at which time those selected must be willing to complete Lakewood's sailing camp application including a waiver of liability. Bay Access is a not-forprofit organization that fosters amateur boating and sailing activities in the Clear Lake area. For further information or questions on the Bay Access scholarship program, please e-mail the club at email@example.com or call 281474-2511. THE SCENE 41 MARCH 2011 THE SCENE 42 MARCH 2011 SCENE NEW BAND ALERT! It's Time To Pay Attention To A.D.D. Four former members of another Clear Lake band that has recently parted ways have now formed a new band. Are you with me so far? Benji Bordelon (bass, vocals), Chris Hardy and Jeff Smith (guitars), Alex Slay (drums) all formally with ERASEtheVIRUS (ETV) have gotten together with Brooks Barley (vocals) and created A Digital Death (A.D.D.) A.D.D. has been described as an "industrial/rock/metal act." With ETV having been such a staple in the Bay Area's music scene, I wondered how similar the bands would sound. The verdict is not a lot really - at least not in my opinion. Bordelon picks up his Indoor Lighting bass and isn't Nutrients � Pumps behind the keyboards anymore and Barley's vocals are the biggest Climate Controls changes. A.D.D. has a more metal sound and I like it. Really, A.D.D. & Much More and ETV shouldn't be compared though, but for now it's inevitable. I believe most fans of both groups will say it's like you love both of your kids equally, but in different ways and that's ok. INDOOR GARDENING CENTER www.hydroponicnation.com www.hydroponicnation.co m No yard but want to grow your own? No Problem! Store open 12-7pm daily or shop online 24/7. A.D.D. supported the Genitorturers last month and is rehearsing for their opening spot in the Lords of Acid show later this month. I spoke with Bordelon before the Genitorturers show and he was happy with the direction the band is taking and there was very awesome news on the horizon. Currently, A.D.D. is sitting at #18 on the Reverb Nation metal charts for Houston. Their first album/EP will be sometime in 2011. Here is where The SCENE Magazine is going to give you the big scoop! A.D.D. literally just signed a record deal with the Sonic Angel Record Label out of Belgium. It's the same label as the Lords of Acid! Bordelon says A.D.D. is so excited about this decision and is waiting for the next step from the label. At this point, the band is concentrating on recording new songs and production. Congratulations to A.D.D.! Now is the time to pay attention and support A.D.D. if you haven't been already. Their website is www.adigitaldeath.com and they are on Facebook. - Rhonda Meredith Almeda - Genoa I-45 X To Houston Almeda Mall 9700 Almeda-Genoa, Ste 108 Phone: 281-501-9636 To Clear Lake THE SCENE 43 MARCH 2011 THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE � PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 49 The folks at Jackie's Brickhouse rose to elite level hosting their first benefit for none other than John Prince -- Local airwave personality and core member of the GBAMA effort aiding musicians wiped out by Ike. This was John's turn and a plethora of supporters from across Houston answered the call with two stages playing. The bestest foot stomping music was lead off with Spare Parts (Mike & Linda Lambert are class!), Crash from northwest Houston performed the finest Grand Funk tunes since we last heard Grand Funk in 1974, Steve Shannon / Myrna Sanders & friends serenaded the souls on the outside deck, Chris Crump and members of Breyland from the T-Bone Tom patio days came forth, Moondog featured the return of local guitar hero David Hargrave, and Slide Effect headlined the main stage. Thanks to Jackie's Brickhouse for their gracious hospitality, and to the donors and the supporters who came out, well done! AND BEYOND: On the most beautiful weekend of the month, thousands gathered for copious quantities of fun, sun, & fellowship. Rocky's Pelican Junction was the SCENE for the Mean Gene Kelton Blues Marathon with a full slate of the finest blues music, the *best* of auctions we've *ever* seen, and plenty of food were there for all. Outrageous love & generosity seems to fit... We are making available the high resolution shots for sale, got our "GO" from Joni, and will be sending proceeds to Mean Gene's favorite charities (Texas Equusearch, Harley's Angels, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Memphis, and Houston Blues Museum). http://andyeng.zenfolio.com and follow the link to MGK Blues Marathon Before being called back to the front office, Mean Gene published what has become a required read, "Gigs From Hell" which we enthusiastically endorse. Many books about music are written by writers, critics & reporters (people like me). Written by Mean Gene himself, it personifies Texas music with an authority unmatched. Plus, it's a great read! Amazon books -- get your copy now! AND FINALLY: Spending time with you has been the utmost pleasure while at the same time, an annoying angst that we've been stretched thin sharing so much of our content of you, with you. So, last October John gave us an assignment to fix this and today, I'm pleased to announce the roll out of my site where we make available to you, pictures of you. Pretty cool, eh? These are the high resolution shots that are good enough to send to your family, friends, mount, frame, and show. Musicians will be happy as many of these are suitable for large format (20"x30" poster size) quality of you and your band under the spot light. We've only gotten half of last year posted and so much more to go so check us out often at http://andyeng.zenfolio.com Thank you and enjoy! Mean Gene Kelton Blues Marathon THE SCENE 44 MARCH 2011 THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE � PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE Remember, It Isn't The Destination That Counts... It's THE DRIVE! By Rhonda Meredith Music is a trip. Seabrook's new alternative rock band "The Drive" reminds us that it's not the speed in which you travel, but it's more about the route you take. And sometimes that means veering off the map a bit... The Drive didn't start out on track � at least not the track they are on now. There was a different name, a heavier metal sound and basically a different line-up. Enter into a major construction area and exit that zone with Joshua Eggerbrect (vocals, guitar), Josh Kirksey (guitar, vocals), Daniel Guzman (bass, vocals), and Ricky Anderson (drums.)The Drive was born. The band's name stems from the member's passion for music. They have a drive inside them that keeps them travelling on course. This band knows there are pit stops along the way, but it is how one maneuvers the speed bumps and roadblocks that make us who are today and the added bonus is the future is an open highway. The reality is, the baggage one takes on their journey can translate into lyrics people will relate to and their hearts will respond to. The Drive knows this, and that's why their songs are timeless. They now have a four-song demo you can pick up at the live shows. The Drive's songs are mostly about emotions and relationships. "Face It" has a really cool guitar intro and the lyrical angst is apparent in the vocals. "Girl" has unique tempo changes, and it's a different song. When you listen to it, you will hear the versatility of The Drive. "Damaged Goods" starts very low and melodic. I am such a sucker for that! Definitely like the bass and crashing drums! "Legal Eye'z" is a little reggae flavored and easy to groove to. The dance floor will be packed with this song for sure. And I mentioned the live shows... A great live performance will accelerate a new band into the spotlight with music as the vehicle. The Drive is becoming a regular fixture in the Bay Area. You can catch them out at Zone 504's Spring Break Bash on March 5. Their last show there had the venue filled up to the "Full" line. The fans are the fuel that keeps The Drive pumping on all cylinders. They want their shows to be memorable and worth seeing. The Drive also notes "We put a lot of time and dedication into making our songs and putting shows together because we want our fans to enjoy the music just as much as we do." We are going to have to put the visor down when looking toward The Drive's future... This group of hardworking guys thanks their supporters for riding shotgun on this journey. Life isn't about the miles; it's about enjoying THE DRIVE. Keep them on your radar and check them out on Facebook � www.facebook.com/thedrivehouston. They are also on Reverb Nation and sitting at #8 on the Alternative Rock chart for Houston! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information. THE SCENE 45 MARCH 2011 THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE � PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE MAGAZINE's New CD "It Ain't That Bad" Is That Good! Debut CD's are exciting. So much hard work, time and anticipation go into recording, producing, and mastering one. Well, any album really, but the debut album...well, she's your first. Marty Monte's band Magazine's official debut CD is called "It Ain't That Bad" and here is where I am going to interrupt. Mr. Monte, you are right. "It ain't that bad" and you know what? This CD is really quite amazing... Thank you! In a general sense, the CD is in the rock genre, but it sizzles. Sizzle rock genre? Yeah! You know when the wintry cold weather goes away and you step outside... At that moment, all you can feel is the heat of the sun on your body. You bask in the glow of the sun's rays as they provide a sizzling blanket of comfort that feels really, really hot and really, really good. I swear the February cold spell just disappeared as soon as I started listening to "It Ain't That Bad." The CD features 13 tracks of pure "awesome-ness."The opening song is "Gypsy Eyes" and it really sets the tone. I can't lie � it's my favorite. The song has a guitar solo that has you glancing around for a fire extinguisher and had me thinking of Jimi Hendrix. "Forgotten Dreams" and "Dolly Dagger" have a Stevie Ray Vaughan kind of feel or maybe more of one of the Joe's � Satriani or Bonamassa. I have listened to all of the songs countless times and catch a bit of each. "The Bottle Song" changes it up a bit and has a very cool chorus and piano. "L.A. Lullaby" and "Belvedere Hotel" stay consistent with Magazine's very successful formula of melodic rock, but have a "modern 70's feel." Yes, I made up that term and it fits... "30 Day Notification" has traces of a Jimmy Buffett influence, while "Sleepless Mind" and "Turnaround Blues" offer alternative bluesy type of rock. "Reefer Blues" is based on a true story. It's an ode to Marty Monte's hometown of Port Arthur. In fact, it was one of Port Arthur's finest that "took the reefer from my hand" and lyrics capture all that ensued. This is the life "stuff" you can't make up and the song will have some fans nodding in agreement. More than one in the crowd is going to "feel" what you've got to say Mr. Monte! "So Long" is an absolutely beautiful tune with no vocals. It will be considered a classic as it showcases the band's instrumental talent. The acoustic encores of "Reefer Blues" and "Gypsy Eyes" complete the CD rather nicely. "It Ain't That Bad" was recorded and engineered by Andy Bradley at Sugar Hill Studios in Houston. Come on out to one of Magazine's shows and pick up the CD. The band is on Facebook under "Marty Monte's Magazine" and it links to their Reverb Nation page. Now, you won't miss a show and you can thank me for that later. The members of Magazine are Marty Monte (guitar, vocals), John Doyle (bass, vocals), Levi Hammer (drums) who now replaces Justin Benson. For booking information, contact Marty at email@example.com. - Rhonda Meredith ST. PATTY'S DAY PARTY with BENNY O'BRASKET Sun: Jam Session w/ The Amigos 8pm-12am, musicians welcome, $2 Vodka Well Drinks (12-7pm) Mon: Open Mic w/Lynn & Cisco Live Music Daily Tues: Chad Ware Band NO Thurs: Benny Brasket Band March 17 STRYPER: Continued from Page 60 Here is a fun fact about the new song, Sweet said the melody came to him in the middle night and the quickest way to release the music floating around in his mind was to call his house from his cell phone and record it! Haha! Stryper brings back a lot of good memories for me and I hope for you. "The Covering" has edgy artwork on the cover. Sweet describes it as "powerful and thought-provoking." He says that it's a character that represents the bad, or 'the evil' side, if you will, in us all. The booklet inside the CD, will tell a story of good conquering evil and therefore leading to the transformation of the main character." The band is active on Facebook and Twitter. Check out www.stryper.com for more information. FRI 3/4 ....................PAUL RAMIREZ BAND SAT 3/5 ..........................THE MIGHTY ORQ WED 3/9 ..............................SLIDE EFFECT FRI 3/11 ..................BRAD ABSHER BAND SAT 3/12 ....................................FUNKSION WED 3/16 ..........................GROOVE KINGS FRI 3/18 ............LUTHER & THE HEALERS SAT 3/19................................JJ DYNOMITE WED 3/23 ..........................GROOVE KINGS FRI 3/25........................TONY VEGA BAND SAT 3/26 ....SCOTT MCGILL & OLD DOG MAC WED 3/30..................JAMES REESE BAND FRI 4/1 ..........SNIT'S DOG & PONY SHOW SAT 4/2 ................GARRY MOUTON BAND MARCH 2011 COVER! HAPPY HOUR Mon-Fri 11-7 $2.75 Wells $2 Dom. Longnecks $1.50 Dom. Draft Mon. $2 Kamakazees Mon & Wed. $2 Rita Sun. $2 Well Vodka Drinks (12 to 7pm) 315 Grand Ave. Bacliff � 281-559-3773 46 THE SCENE SMOKIN' J's: A Place To Leave Your Cares At The Door By Rhonda Meredith It was a hot night in the city... Sultry. Not really a breeze at all. The kind of weather that could make the smallest task seem foreboding. Pulling into the parking area at Smokin' J's, my eyes widened at the sight. Cars and trucks parked two deep in spaces! As I scanned the lot, any hope of a place to pull into was beginning to dwindle. The place was packed out early this Saturday night. Then I see the four sweetest words in the English language on a very humble white sign... "Additional Parking In Rear" Thank you. Thank you. I did just that and so the night was off to a great start. Walking into the bar, I could tell right off the bat that I wasn't the only one getting my night off to a great start! The place was packed. Tables were put together for the groups playing drinking games and the friendly game of pool going on echoed with robust sportsmanship. The bar was full with regulars immersed in conversation. I headed to where my favorite part of any bar is � the stage area. Every Saturday night is live music at Smokin' J's. Tonight was Metal Cheese. The four-piece 80's metal tribute band hammed it up, took requests and kept the ladies dancing. The poor jukebox was silent tonight, but no one noticed. The bar just has a fun vibe. It's a neighborhood place with very cool tables. (Make sure you check out the Texans table and any of the Budweiser tables.) The clientele is varied, but everyone is dressed casually and has the common goal to unwind and leave their cares at the door. Smokin' J's is open seven days a week and features karaoke on Wednesday nights, "Mystery Darts" on Thursday nights and free lunch on Fridays until it runs out. The bar is located at 550 FM 1959 (Dixie Farm Rd.) in the Ellington area. For further information call 281-481-2552. Zach Tate Band Releases New Music Video While Lady Gaga is frolicking her way up the music video charts with her hit, Bad Romance, Houston musician and videographer, Zach Tate, has his own idea of a bad romance, with his latest music video and single, Cowgirl. Inspired by "bad girl and baby sitter crushes" the artist had when he was very young, the video might offer some explanation of his love for tattoos, whiskey and motorcycles. "It's somewhat autobiographical, " explained Tate. "I've always had a fondness for rebellious women. Hank Williams Jr. said it well in his song, Outlaw Women - this is my song about those same type of women, the ones I knew growing up, the ones I know now." Veronica "Ronnie" Manchac & Zach Tate Shot primarily at the legendary Dickinson ice house, Ronnie's Hog Heaven, the video depicts a typical night of raucous, barroom rumbling for Zach Tate and his southern rock band, complete with featured `bad girl', Cheryl Manchac, on her Easy Rider-inspired chopper, cruising through the bar. "I'm inspired by people who aren't afraid to live outside of convention. I think we captured that, along with the spirit of good time rock & roll. Ronnie's was the perfect location. Everyone there was great to work with," said Tate. Because actual music videos are shown less and less on MTV, Zach Tate is grateful for the leveled international playing field offered by You Tube and other digital media distributors. "I found an Iranian music site that had me and Bruce Springsteen right next to each other in their music videos rotation. Might have just been due to the fact that we're alphabetically close... but I'm not complaining." Zach Tate's music videos, including his super-low-budget, social experiment, The Google Song (featured in a documentary on Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin) and the short film/music video, Dashboard Jesus (from the 2009 release, Hurricane) have helped fuel surprisingly good CD and download sales in the Netherlands and Austria, as well as a busy schedule of Texas performances. "I expect we'll be reaching Lady Gaga numbers - 339 million views - by the summer. You Tube is great. It's not everywhere you can see authentic, tattooed, whiskey drinkin', Texas cowgirls dancing in a rock & roll chorus line!" Coleman Tate Productions produced the music video in a short film narrative style, including a few dramatic scenes utilizing local actors, Kevin and Yuliana McElroy. Zach Tate's Cowgirl music video was released March 1st on You Tube, CD Baby (as a limited time, free single song download) and on the artist's site, www.ZachTate.com Destani Cook stars in Cowgirl THE SCENE 47 MARCH 2011 THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE � PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE SCENE BY THE SCENE: JOHN PRINCE BENEFIT HOSTED BY JACKIE'S BRICKHOUSE Andy Eng Photos THE SCENE 48 MARCH 2011 THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE � PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE 10 Years @ Scout Bar LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 53 This chap is an amazing fellow with a diet consisting mostly of beer and burgers. Check him out (100daysofmadness.com) and be a part! Before our mouths could cool, Mark and the Cock-eyed Seagull staff hosted a Daytona Mardi Gras patio crawfish party of their own. A full patio enjoyed the nicest Sunday of February with music arranged by Kevin Fenton and the entire who's who amongst the local open-mic SCENE. Say "splendid," please... It was! Hey, heads up! Magazine will have their CD release party on Sunday, March 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. on the Seagull patio. Food and frolicking are also on the agenda. "It Ain't That Bad" is what it's called... Be there! NEW STOP ON THE BEAT: Welcome to the folks at Noah's Ark -- a long time area favorite. With live music on the weekends and good food and drink, this place is fully qualified as SCENE Cory Morrow @ Dempsey's James Reese @ Katie's ready. This month, we hung out with the Parrot Heads enjoying the likes of Scott Christopher and the Spiny Norman Band. A lot of SCENE readers already hang out a Noah's-. We got here as soon as we could... See ya there! OVER THE TOP: to the folks at Jackie's Brickhouse. Haven't been there in a while? You'll be please with what they've done inside, out back, off to the side, and in the front. Is this a restaurant music hall or a music hall with food? Not sure but it's all good! This month, we caught a two fine shows (KAOS & Park Avenue) along with the weekly open mic hosted by Wood & Wind. - Continued on Page 44 Park Avenue @ Jackie's Brickhouse THE SCENE 49 MARCH 2011 Everyone's Irish for a Day St. Patty's is near and that can only mean one thing: Time to get your shamrock on! People in along the Texas coast rarely need an excuse to spend the day with friends and a cold beverage at a local pub or club, but if there was ever a reason to get out and party, it's to pay tribute to one of our favorite Irish guys, Saint Patrick. Ireland is not only a land of friendly people and warm cheer, but the ancient birthplace of good times. On St. Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish and everything is about having a good time. As a result, there are a number of local pubs, clubs and bars ready and willing to host your own personal St. Patrick's Day party. Any list of local St. Patrick's Day celebrations will always start with Sherlock's Baker St. Pub. (2416 Bay Area Blvd., Houston � 281461-4702). Sherlock's features an annual St. Patty's Day blow-out on the largest scale complete with live music from Rumor Mill. Scout Bar (18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Webster � 281-335-0002) is celebrating St. Patty's Day with Shark Attack, Mama Tried and Obsolete August (21+ no cover, $2 Big Ass Beer & $2.50 Wells). Sporting News Grill (805 Harris Ave., Kemah � 281334-0008) Catch the luck of the Irish! There is a Vegas trip giveaway on St. Patrick's day! For every $20 you spend, get one entry ticket for the raffle at 9 PM. Be sure to sample any of their festive specialty drinks ($6 hurricanes, $5 martinis and $4 mardi shots). Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack (310 Texas Ave., Kemah � 281-334-5000) is having a St. Patrick's Day Parking Lot Party. The party starts at 2 p.m. with 25-cent green beer and $1.99 crawfish (until 4 p.m.) Irish music and bag pipes will fill the air as you sip or dine, or earn your keep and enter your team to win the Irish Stew Cook-off. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Live music 6-10 p.m. Zone 504 (504 Kipp Ave., Kemah � 281-538-8123) is having a St. Patrick's Day Party hosted by The 007s. Be sure to order the Drink of the Month: The Irish Car Bomb. Pier 27 Tavern (3202 Marina Bay Dr., Kemah � 832-864-2660) St. Patty's Party is sure to be a blast with Rockit Bayou and drink specials including $2 Green Beer, $5.25 Irish Car bombs, $5 Jameson, $3 Apple Martinis & $2 Shots. Big Ben Tavern (20237 Gulf Freeway, Webster � 281-332-9820) On March 17, everything at Big Ben Tavern goes green! There will be Girls in Green, Green Beer, Green Martinis, promos, Leprechauns and more! Other local clubs and pubs with incentives planned for patrons to celebrate at their venue include: Dempsey's (3612 W. Main Street, League City � 281-557-0000); Jackie's Brickhouse (1053 Marina Bay Dr., Kemah � 832-864-2459); Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge (15210 Hwy 3 at Barringer Ln., Webster � 281-218-8585); Cock-Eyed Seagull (1010B E. NASA Parkway @ Egret Bay Blvd. � 281-335-5400; Bakkhus Taverna (605 A 6th St, Kemah � 281-538-1800); Union Tavern (435 El Dorado Blvd. � 281-486-6644); Cabo (2513 NASA Pkwy, Seabrook � 281-532-2691); TBone Tom's (707 Hwy. 146, Kemah � 281-334-2133); Berryhill Baja Grill (19431 Gatebrook Dr. # 3, Webster � 281-332-8226 or 2660 Marina Bay Drive, League City � 281-535-1000). Katies (315 Grand Ave., Bacliff � 281-559-3773. Our team at The SCENE loves St. Patrick's Day! If you do also, visit www.SCENElive.net and register for a chance to go on a St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl via charter trolley bus with The SCENE! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Dempsey's Irish Pub By Adam Donaghey St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and Dempsey's Irish Pub in League City has all the right festivities to celebrate the green season. Known for broadcasting all the mainstream and specialty sports, local live music and offering a diverse menu, Dempsey's brings the luck of the Irish right here to the Clear Lake Area. To usher in the Irish holiday, Dempsey's will celebrate with live traditional bag pipes periodically throughout the evening, live music by Pirate Radio, contests, cheap green beer and free Guinness Beef Stew while it lasts. Come in and join the fun with the hottest bartenders and waitresses in the area*, dressed up in their sexiest Irish frocks! Complimentary Irish-themed party favors will be available for guests and those who bring their own get-up from home can enter to win a $100 cash prize for the most creative Irish costume. Be sure to register by 7 p.m., be camera ready for the Confirmed Live Music @ Dempsey's in March judges at 8 p.m., and Fri., March 4 ....................................AFTER PARTY stick around Fri., March 11 ..................................DAVID GRACE to hear the Sat., March 12 ....RUBEN V BAND (from San Anton) results at 10:30 p.m. Thurs., March 17 ..........PIRATE RADIO & BAGPIPES of 14 flat screens or one of two HD projection screens inside or outside on the lawn. March 12, Dempsey's will be the site of the official after-party for the Texas City Heavy Weight Explosion. Spring is upon us and the front patio is officially open for business, boasting a full service exterior bar atop an upper deck, picnic tables for additional seating and an HD projection system. The weather is heating up fast and crawfish are back in season. Enjoy them at Dempsey's on the lawn with a few cold beers! Especially cool, look out for movie night outdoors on the big screen! Changing the tune of live music at Dempsey's, the neighborhood pub plans to offer local live music not only on the weekends, but acoustic sets during the week as well such as Derril Dodd, Charlie Robinson. February, you might have caught Cory Morrow; and April's a toss up � but expect the likes of Bart Crow, Roger Creager or Stoney LaRue. Biker enthusiasts should look out for an upcoming Poker Run hosted by Dempsey's, gearing up for Galveston's "Lone Star Bike Rally Weekend" which takes place in November. Dempsey's will be on SCENE at the rally, partying from a third story loft directly across from Yaga's and will be open for public and/or private parties. Although, Dempsey's Pub officially opened their doors in late February of 2010, their first year anniversary bash will be April 9. So look out for specials and be prepared to party! Weekly specials include $1.50 domestic drafts, 50-cent wings $2 wells, $3 car bombs and $4 Crowns on Mondays; $2 domestic "Big Ass" beer on Tuesdays; $1 drafts, $2 wells, $3 Car Bombs and karaoke on Wednesdays, and ladies night on Thursday with D.J. Eric and $3 house wine, $3 shots and Jagers and $2 Mic meltdown margaritas. Dempsey's is located between Bay Area Blvd. and I-45 off of 518 at 3612 West Main Street in League City. Operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays. Call 281-557-0000 to reserve your party or inquire about catering your event. Fri., March 25 ..................................AFTER PARTY Sat., March 26..........................................3 PEACE Drinks will be flowing with dollar draft green beer and $5 Irish Car Bombs, while they last; and the brave will participate in the "who can drink a pint the fastest" contest. Good times will be had, indeed! Leading up to St. Patty's Day, rodeo regulars who bring in a ticket stub get a domestic beer or well drink on the house, courtesy of John and Troy. Throughout the month, come out to Dempsey's for March Madness and view the game from one HAPPY HOUR $1.75 DOMESTICS MON-FRI 12-8 PM 281-335-5400 1010B E. NASA Parkway @ Egret Bay Blvd. $10 BUCKETS: MON, WED, THURS, SUN MARCH 8: Fat Tuesday Party! All day w/ Christina & Courtney MARCH 12: Pimps & Hoes Party! 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. Starts @ 11pm MARCH 13: Amanda's Bday Party + Magazines CD Release Party on the deck from 3 to 6 pm 3/4 ......FRI ..........MICHAEL STEVENS 3/5 ......SAT ..ZIGGY MOONSHINE AND THE BOOTLEGGERS 3/11 ....FRI..........FUZZ BOX JUNKIES 3/12 ....SAT ................MOON DOGS MON. Start-up Band night w/ Rick TUES: $1.50 Wells All Day & All Night WED & SUN: Cliff's Karaoke THURS: Open Mic Night (musicians & medical professionals 3/18 .... FRI ..............WOOD N WIND get happy hour pricing) 3/19 ....SAT ....................MAGAZINE + FREE Bowling w/ Christina 3/25 ....FRI ..........BODACIOUS TATAS FRI: $3.50 Crowns / Christina 3/26 ....SAT ............................HEX SUNDAYS Mimosas w/Amanda 4/1 ......FRI..............WYSKEY TANGO CRAWFISH EVERY WEEKEND 4/2 ......SAT ......GREG WAPPLER AND w/Stephen & Norma BEAVER'S CROSSING (when possible) Behind the unassuming facade of a shopping center lies a beautiful gem of a wine and cocktail lounge. Enjoy fine wine, martinis & cocktails to complement your hors d'oeuvres. Discover good conversation, read a book, or tap into the free wi-fi in a cozy atmosphere featuring soft jazzy tunes. Allegria also has an Off-Premise License, so we can come to you for wine and cheese tastings, parties, corporate events and catering. MARCH 6 Crawfish Boil MARCH 17 St. Patrick's Party w/Live Music Call for more info & visit our Facebook page. Hours of Operation Tues. - Fri.......4-12am Saturday..........4-1am Sun. & Mon. ..........Closed except for special events, parties and meetings Visit Allegria Wine Bar on Facebook | www.allegriawinebar.com 15210 Hwy 3 at Barringer Ln. (Webster) | 281.218.8585 THE SCENE 52 MARCH 2011 Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our newsletter THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE � PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 54 ON THE BIG Alan Stephenson with the South WHITE BOAT: Coast Band aboard The FantaSea We went along with the Krewe du Lac for the annual Royal Ball. By multiple measures, this year's party was funnest by far including a surprise appearance by Paparazzi Houston. Monica Rose and her South Coast Band cranked out ample energy powering the entire ship--These cats are *good*. The pirates of Krewe du Lac are renown for their incredible capacity to celebrate with gracious class (a good thing) else the tables and chairs would've been tossed overboard making the dance floor larger. Seriously! Krewe newcomer, Alan Stephenson (aka Big Slick and KAOS frontman), stood in for a couple super charged songs and twirled James Reese's frenzy South Coast Band switch a couple spins past aboard The FantaSea the stops. Wow, that was fun!!!! The party continued at the Pier 27 Tavern and hopefully rubbed off on you. And so we move on... ON TO SPRING: Zone 504 hosted the year's first official patio crawfish party. Cheers! Last year's tastings were out-of-the-body experiences, so we couldn't miss this. Icy waters made harvests dicey, yet included many escaping last year's cages. Their size qualified as exports to Maine, but we ate them instead. Zone 504 was also the Clear Lake headquarters for Milton Miller who is Milton Miller,100daysofmadness.com on a 100 day run from Miami to Los Angeles raising money for kids that don't have any. - Continued on Page 49 10 Years @ Scout Bar Obsolete August @ Scout Bar << Skyrocket @ Scout Bar Brian Evans, Kyle Kenney & Ronny Dwairy @ Zone 504 @ Zne 504 << Cory Morrow @ Dempsey's THE SCENE 53 MARCH 2011 THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE � PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE Skyrocket @ Scout Bar After Party Roxx @ Zone 504 Loose Notes by Andy Eng February blew by fast, and we wore out our shoes keeping up... That's okay, 'cuz Spring Break and March Madness are here. Let's ease off the gas pedal. Let's linger longer, Okay? NEIGHBORHOOD HANGOUTS: Crummy weather could not keep you from enjoying some *really* fine new acts out on the SCENE this month; We sampled the likes of Cory MorThe Fuse @ Sherlock's row and David Grace at Dempsey's, South Coast on the FantaSea, The Fuse at Sherlock's, Park Avenue at Jackie's Brickhouse, Obsolete August and SkyRocket at Scout Bar and James Reese at Katie's. Hot stuff � all of them! In other good news, T-Bone Tom's live music is starting back up this month. With total confidence, we predict the local live music scene is going to be great this year, of course! EPICUREAN EVENING: Hundreds arrived for the annual Epicurean Evening at Space Center Houston. The Paparazzi Houston photo booth was a smash hit as were all the delectable delights. SCENE live music newcomers to this year's culinary bombardment included Big Ben Tavern & Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack. Hear! Hear! Rookie of the year award goes to Dempsey's for not only bringing on the food front but also musical favorite, Jeremy Bradshaw. Cheers!! Well fed, we set sail... - Continued on Page 53 South Coast Band aboard The FantaSea 2011 Krewe Du Lac Royal Ball David Grace @ Dempsey's A Digital Summer @ Scout Bar THE SCENE 54 MARCH 2011 PALAPA NOW OPEN! PHOTO BY TACL Our Palapa Bar is open Thurs. & Fri. evenings and ALL DAY Sat. & Sun. HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm � Sat & Sun 11am-6pm LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO EVERY WEEKEND + COLD BEER & CRAWFISH! WE HAVE TWO 1500 SQ FT ROOMS OPEN DAILY 11AM-2AM � Full Game Room! with seating for up to 120 people in each Currently taking reservations for engagement parties, wedding parties, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, graduations, private parties, business meetings, special functions, etc.! Call today to book your event! Come Out, Relax & have some fun! $2 Bloody Marys � $5.50 pitchers � 35� Wings ALL DAY! � Pool tournament @ 7pm ~ SUNDAY ~ MUSIC SCHEDULE MONDAYS: SERVICE INDUSTRY NIGHT Cris Crum plays 7-11pm SPECIAL GUEST JEFF TUESDAYS: MAMA CASS KARAOKE STRAHAN Weekly karaoke contests; $100 cash prize WEDNESDAYS: WOOD & WIND w/ special guests, Open Mic MARCH 17 >>Happy Hour All Day<< $12 Dom Buckets / $15 Import Buckets � $1 Sliders 7pm-2am $3 Wells � $5 Appetizer Specials >>Hump Night!<< Pool Tournament 8pm in Game Room $2 Fish Tacos & 24-oz Tecate Buckets & Bones 11-9pm >>Big Ass Beer Night<< Buy the glass & beer for $6.50; $1.50 refills with purchase of glass � $1 Sliders Crawfish Specials All Day HAPPY HOUR until 9PM $5.50 Dom Pitchers � 50� Oysters ~ MONDAY ~ ~ TUESDAY ~ Fri........3/4 ........Mardi Gras party: Zydeco Joseph Sat ......3/5....................2pm: Jeremy Bradshaw Sat ......3/5 ........Mardi Gras party: Zydeco Joseph Sun ......3/6....................2pm: Jeremy Bradshaw Thurs ....3/10 .................................. 2nd Wind Fri ......3/11 ................................ Madigan Sat ......3/12 ..................2pm: Jeremy Bradshaw Sat ......3/12 .................................... KAOS Sun ......3/13 ....................2pm: David Schwope Thurs ....3/17 ......8pm: Jeff Strahan Special Show Fri........3/18 .................... Mambo Jazz Kings Sat ......3/19 ..................2pm: Jeremy Bradshaw Sat ......3/19......................Mambo Jazz Kings Sun ......3/20 ..................2pm: Jeremy Bradshaw Thurs ....3/24 ................................ Slide Effect Fri........3/25............................Rock it Bayou Sat ......3/26 ........................Brown & Swerve Sun ......3/27 ............2pm: Slide Effect Unplugged Thurs ....3/31.............................. Record Street Fri........4/1 ......................................T.B.A. Sat ......4/2 .................................. Rapture ~ WEDNESDAY ~ ~ THURSDAY ~ ~ FRIDAY ~ ~ SATURDAY ~ March 4 and 5: Zydeco Joe playing Mardi Gras Weekend! Check Us Out! WE HAVE BEADS!! 25 PLASMA SCREEN TVS TO WATCH YOUR FAVORITE GAME 1053 Marina Bay Dr. (FM 2094) � Kemah, 77565 www.jackiesbrickhouse.com � 832-864-2459 THE SCENE 55 MARCH 2011 www.mytakeoutwaiter.com SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Wed.: $2 Ritas; On Sun.: $2 Well Vodka Drinks (noon to 7pm) ------------------Where: 101 E. Main Street, La Porte When: M - F 3 to 6pm What: Various special House Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, White Zinfandel $4; Well Cocktails $4 Skippers Where 1026 FM 2094 (in Clear Lake Shores) When: All Day, Every Day What: $2.75 Domestics, $3.50 Imports -------------------Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $2 Dom Pints, $3 Wells, $4 Wine by glass, $4 Ouzo shots ($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday) -------------------- Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon. thru Fri. 5 - 7 pm What: Call for details. ------------------Where: 18307 Egret Bay Blvd. When/What: Scout has fresh, changing promotions. Visit ScoutBar.com to learn more. Where: 2233 E. Bayshore Drive When: Mon.- Fri.; 4pm -7pm What: 1$ Draft, $3.50 Wells, $2 Dom Longneck, $2.50 Frozen Marg. -------------------- -------------------Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon: $3 wells all night (+ Karaoke), Tues: $2 and $3 pints; Wed: $2 & $3 bottles; Thurs: $3 U-Call-Its; Fri. & Sat. $3 shot special. Sunday $2 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and $2 pints. Where 20801 Gulf Freeway (Webster) When: 11am-7pm EVERYDAY! What: $1.25 Dom & $2.50 Import Drafts; $3 Wells; $3.50 House Wine; $3 Mini Marys & $3 Mini Margaritas -------------------- Cock-Eyed SEAGULL Where: 1010 B NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Fri 2-8 pm What: $1.50 Dom Drafts, $4.50 Dom. Pitchers, $1.75 Dom. Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks -------------------- -------------------Mexican Restaurant Where: 2110 Bay Area Blvd. When: Mon.- Fri. 11am - 7pm What: $1.25 Margaritas ($.99 Margaritas All Day Sat.) ($.99 Draft Beer Every Day) ------------------Where: 2416 Bay Area Blvd. When: M-F 3-9pm; Sat & Sun 7-9pm; What: $2 Dom drafts & wells, $2.25 select draft & select calls, $7 pitchers ------------------Where: 3202 Marina Bay Dr. When: M-F: 3pm -7pm What: $2 16oz Dom Drafts, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2 Wells, $3 House Wine Where: 805 Harris (Kemah) When: M-F 4pm-8pm What: $2 Domestic Draft $3 Import Drafts & Wells $4 Margaritas & Wine -------------------- -------------------Where: 1804 W. FM 646 JAPANESE SAKE BAR When: All Day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is Happy Day What: $2 Shots, Wells, Sake & All Beer -------------------- ------------------- -------------------Where: 2555 Bay Area Blvd. When: M-F, 4 to 6:30pm What: House Martini $5, Dom Beer $2.75, Shiner Bock $3.25; Where: 15210 Highway 3, Suite 105 When: 4 to 7pm What: $3 wells; $3 M.Lite, Bud Lite; $5 Cosmo $5 House Red or White Wine Where: 550 FM 1959 Dixie Farm Rd. When: E Daily until 7pm What: $2 Dom Longnecks, $1.75 Dom Draft, $2.75 Import Longnecks, $3 Wells, $2 Well Schnapps -------------------SCENELIVE.NET Quick React Code >> Where: 315 Grand Ave. When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm What: $2 Dom Draft, $2 Dom Longnecks, $2.75 Wells. (On Mon. & -------------------- Scan to pull up the Happy Hour Guide on your smart phone or mobile device. All information in the SCENE Happy Hour Guide is believed to be true and accurate as of press time. But prices and special are subject to change. TIP YOUR BARTENDER Because we (The SCENE) believe they are royalty. THE SCENE 56 MARCH 2011 WELL! SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Where: 2860 Gulf Fwy. S, Ste. A (I-45 @ FM 646) What: Too much to list! -------------------- Featured Bartender LAURA FROM BERRYHILL When: 4:30 to 7:30pm Sushi & Hibachi Daily What: $2 Dom. Beers, $2 Well Drinks, $2 House Wine, $2 Hot Sake (sm), $3 Cocktail & $4 Martini -------------------Where: 4449 NASA Road 1 When: M- F 11 am - 7pm, & all day Sat. What: $2.99 House Margaritas Where: 4438 Boulevard When: Saturday 7am - 4pm & All Day Sunday What: $1.75 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas. -------------------- -------------------- Where: 20760 Gulf Frwy When: M-F 2-6pm What: $3 Wells, Ritas & Bloody Marys. $2 Tues (all domestic & import beer); Wino-Weds (all glasses of wine are $3); Where: 1606 Clear Lake City Blvd. When: M-Sat 2pm to 8pm What: $5 House Wine, $5 House Martinis, $3 Import Beer & $2 Domestic Beer -------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: MonThur 11am7pm; Fri 11-9pm & Sat-Sun 11am-6pm What: $2 Domestic Pints, $3 Import Pints, $3 Wells -------------------- Length of time at Berryhill (Webster location)? A little over a year... Signature drink? Yes! "Laura's Aura" (It's fruity with mint leaves, two types of rum and Sprite.) When not bartending, you are... Resting!!! I have been picking up a lot of shifts lately! What would you take on the Space Shuttle if you could go? Photos of my loved ones. I say Charlie Sheen, you say... Crazy! I say The Bachelor, you say... Team Emily! Do you like the beach? I LOVE the beach! What would you say about bartending? Be outgoing and know your liquors � anyone can do it! Chicken, beef or fish tacos? Fish, of course! How come? It's Berryhill! We are FAMOUS for them! - Rhonda Meredith Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11-7pm What: $3.95 Ritas, $1.75 Domestic Draft -------------------- -------------------Where: 1232 W. FM 646 When: M-F 2 to 7pm & all Sun. Where: 113 E. Sealy, Alvin When: Everyday 2 to 5pm (closed Sunday) What: All Beer $2, Well & Shelf $4, Premiums $6 All information in this guide is believed to be accurate as of press time. THE SCENE 57 MARCH 2011 5TH L ANNUA LIVE MUSIC PARKING LOT CRAWFISH BASH SAT., APRIL 16 � 11AM-11PM (WEBSTER LOCATION ONLY!) CRAWFISH SPECIALS ALL DAY LONG! 20760 Gulf Frwy. � Webster 281-332-7474 (in the Garden Ridge parking lot next to Hooters) 2010 Event Photos by Andy Eng - Crawfish Are Here!! - Fresh Oysters - Fresh Seafood - Gumbos and Bisque - Authentic Cajun Ceviche - Daily Lunch & Drink Specials THE SCENE od, Fresh Seafoc Authenti es Cajun Dish 20760 Gulf Frwy. � Webster (Garden Ridge parking lot near Hooters � 281-332-7474) 1300 Broadway � Pearland (FM 518 where Fwood & Pland meet � 281-993-8385) 2290 I-10 � Beaumont w w w. f l o y d s s e a f o o d . c o m 58 MARCH 2011 the scene's martini madness Absolut Appletini: Ice cold Absolut Vodka, green apple liquor, orange Triple Sec liqueur. maraschino cherry; Ketel Cosmo: Chilled Ketel Vodka, Ocean Spray cranberry juice, splash Gran Gala, squeeze of lime; Skyy Tini Blues: Frosty Skyy Vodka, blue raspberry liqueur, Triple Sec liqueur These martinis were prepared at: and a maraschino SOUTH SHORE GRILLE cherry 2800 Marina Bay Blvd. in League City We Love Martinis! Check out more at www.SCENElive.net FREE 'em Hold Poker 550 FM 1959 Dixie Farm Rd Houston (77034) � 281-481-2552 Wednesday ........................Acoustic Thursday ....................Mystery Darts Friday..................................Karaoke Saturday ..........................Live Music MON ..................$12 Domestic Buckets & $5 pitchers TUES ............................Bike Night, $2 Well Schnapps $2 Domestic Longnecks; $1 Margaritas; $4 Bombs WED..........................Ladies Night with Drink specials THURS ........................................................$4 Bombs FRI ........................................Bartender Shot Specials SAT..................................................$2 Well Schnapps SUN ......Crawfish Boil! All-Day Specials: $1.50 Bloody Marys & Screwdrivers; $2 Dom Longnecks Located between Highway 3 and I-45, just down from Ellington Field. HAPPY HOUR! DAILY 'TIL 7PM $2 Dom Longnecks � $1.75 Dom Draft � $3 Wells $2.75 Import Longnecks � $2 Well Schnapps LIVE MUSIC LINE UP: MARCH 5 ..........TEN MILES DEEP BAND MARCH 12 ......................"007" BAND MARCH 19 ........WHISKEY TANGO BAND MARCH 26..........JOE VALENTINO SHOW APRIL 5 ................AUDIO BYTES BAND APRIL 12........DADDYLONGNECKS BAND THE SCENE 59 MARCH 2011 Upcoming Show STRYPER: ABOUT TO PAINT CLEAR LAKE BLACK AND YELLOW Stryper live at Scout Bar on Monday, March 14 By Rhonda Meredith Who is ranked at #1 in the "Christian Pop & Contemporary," #41 in "Rock," and #79 in "Pop" best-selling music categories on Amazon? They are also #175 on Billboard as well. It's the same group... Ok, if you read the article title, then you know it's Stryper! Good job. Now, here is the next question. Ready, set go... Who just released an album covering Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, KISS, Judas Priest, Ozzy, and others? That question is a bit harder. Let me give you some clues. Yellow and black. Oh, they are #1 on Amazon's "Christian Pop-" You say you got it? Good. The answer is Stryper again! Great job! Stryper's latest offering "The Covering" was just released February 15th via Big3 Records (Sony) to absolutely rave reviews. Really there isn't anything to not like about it. If you are a fan of songs from the 1970's classic rock to the 1980's metal music, then "The Covering" will make you a happy camper. Also, good news to note is that this album features Stryper's original line-up of Michael Sweet (vocals, guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums.) The SCENE Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Michael Sweet last month about the album and about their touring schedule. Stryper is hitting the road and making only 18 tour stops during the first leg of their U.S. tour. Yes, Houston is one of them! On March 14 they will be at Scout Bar. Michael Sweet had to think a bit, but it was in 1984 when Stryper first Stryper's `The Covering' toured Houston and the last time was in 2009. Stryper will go international after these stops and then back in the U.S. for a second tour run. The band has been rehearsing in Las Vegas in preparation for their 20-song set. Stryper's Michael Sweet Twenty songs?!? Sweet says some of the songs they will perform live are covers not on the album and seven songs are older Stryper fan favorites that they haven't played in a while. He also said with a smile that age will make you have a need to rehearse a little more. And this is where I had to inform (correct) him that we get better with age, of course! A SCENE Magazine reader wanted me to ask Sweet what the secret was in keeping a band together for a long time...so I did. His response was that Stryper was a Christian band, and they have a message of love. The band internally needs to exemplify this for those to see. Keeping a band together is a lot like a family. Keep your priorities right and the rest will follow. Sweet really is a cool guy to talk to. Rounding out the tracks on "The Covering" are songs originally from Sweet (the band, not Michael), the Scorpions, UFO, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, and (my favorite song "Carry On My Wayward Son") Kansas. The album's only new original song is the last one on the track list called "God." About the cover album, Sweet says that Stryper "just wanted to roll our sleeves up, cut loose, and have some fun." And they did. I can imagine that this energy will translate well into the live show. - Continued on Page 46 Fidelity Maxx Friday, March 11 PIER 27 TAVERN Lords of Acid Saturday, March 19 SCOUT BAR Ezra Charles & the Texas Blues Band Friday, March 25 T-BONE TOM'S The Bodacious TaTas Saturday, April 2 ZONE 504 THE SCENE 60 MARCH 2011 The famous 504 ShotSki UPCOMING ENTERTAINMENT Saturday ....March 5 ......................SPRING BREAK BASH with The DRIVE, featuring Euphilia & Elysian Friday ........March 11 Andy & the Dreamsicles Deck Party Saturday ....March 12..........................................Flipside Thursday ....March 17 ..St. Patrick's Day Party � The 007s Friday ........March 18 ......................................DJ Adrian Saturday ....March 19..............................After Party Roxx Friday ........March 25 ......................DJ Terrence Wilburn Saturday ....March 26 ......................................Loud Love Friday ........April 1 ..........................................DJ Adrian Saturday ....April 2 ..........................The Bodacious TaTas Patio Bar NOW Open Fridays & Saturdays!!! Mama Cass Karaoke* Dart Tournaments MONDAY TUESDAY IRISH CAR BOMB $1,000 *KARAOKE FINALE MARCH 7! FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS During the NCAA'S Drink of the Month: WEDNESDAY Acoustic Night ZONE 504'S Three Palms Grill Delicious Caribbean Fare! Open late nightly. THURSDAY (Excludes Premiums) $3 U-Call-Its DJ Parties 35� WINGS MONDAY-FRIDAY � 5-8PM FRIDAY MARCH MADNESS! Televising All the Games! $2 pints & $2 Bloody Marys NASCAR SPECIALS Every Sunday Kemah Historical Society Landmark 504 KIPP AVE. � KEMAH � 281-538-8123 e Bay Area? est burger in th the best & bigg Can YOU defeat e Burger Challeng TKO Home of the TUESDAYS: JEREMY BRADSHAW THURSDAYS: DJ ERIK SUNDAYS: OBSOLETE AUGUST MARCH 17: JOIN OUR US FOR ST. PATTY'S DAY BIGGER THAN LAST YEAR'S! BLOW OUT! DAILY SPECIALS MON: $1.50 domestic drafts, 50� wings, $3 bombs, $2 wells, $4 crowns; TUES: $2 Domestic Big Ass Beer; WED: $1 drafts $2 wells, $3 bombs & karaoke; THURS: Ladies night! $3 wine, $3 house shots, $3 Jagers, $2 Mic Meltdown Margaritas & DJ Erik 3612 W. Main Street � League City 281-557-0000 Hours of Operation: M-S 11am to 2am FULL KITCHEN! MARCH The Pier's Warmed Up & Ready to PARTY all Month Long! . . So dock your spot at everyone's favorite Pier!! MADness at at for travel to Little League World Series with DJ Zeke � 8-11pm: $2 U-Call-It's on Calls Food � Drawing held every hour 10pm-1am ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP Fri........3/4 ......................................Dj Zeke Sat ......3/5 ..........................DJ ReddWave Fri........3/11 ..........................Fidelity Maxx Sat ......3/12 ........................Last Soul Clan Thurs..3/17 ..........................Rockit Bayou Fri........3/18......................Level One Band Sat ......3/19 ........................DJ ReddWave Fri........3/25............................The Line Up Sat ......3/26..............................Rock Radio 10-U Texas Arsenal Baseball Team Fundraiser FRIDAY, MARCH 4 Drink Specials: $2 Green Beer, $5.25 Irish Car bombs, $5 Jameson, $3 Apple Martinis $2 Shots St Patty's Day Party w/ Rockit Bayou THURSDAY, MARCH 17 SATURDAY, MARCH 19 with DJ Redd Wave Mardi Gras Party!! P27-style!! EMPLO THE M YEE OF D E A ONTH: SATURDAY, MARCH 26 w/ Rock Radio. Best Dressed. Drink Specials. Prizes '50s Party w/ Andi NNE C . Drink Specials For March Madness! JEREM MARCH 13-27 My Time MONDAYS..........................................................................................................................Poker Time-out TUESDAYS ............................................Karaoke ($100 Prize WEEKLY ) Wine-Down WEDNESDAYS.. . .Big Ass Beer & Wine Specials w/ Heather & Jackie Thirsty THURSDAYS ....................................................................................................................DJ KO Freaky FRIDAYS ..........................................Power Hour $2 U-Call-It's on Calls � 8-9pm ACOUS BRADSHAW T ON SU IC MUSIC NDAYS ! NEW!! Y Sexy SATURDAYS..............................................................................................................Shake a Leg! Simmer Down SUNDAYS ..............................................Jeremy Bradshaw � 9pm-1am $100 prize given outWEEKLY based on crowd applause.9th week:Final competition between the 8 winners. $500 prize based on crowd & judges. KARAOKETUESDAYS: 3202 MARINA BAY DR. � 832-864-2660 � WWW.PIER27TAVERN.COM Y DA T N H MO NIG ERY TRY 1 EV US R 1 - am D OU 1m H IN p PY VE HA H WE TTIS O S! SC GG E RS VE RE P HA E EX ME PA E ND U! N SCENE-Sanctioned Grand Opening Party Thursday, March 10 (See ad in this issue) D HALF PRICE LUNCH SPECIALS & HAPPY HOUR 3-7PM On 3.17.2011 2 FOR TUESDAY BIG BEN TAVERN Goes Green! Our Girls in Green, Green Beer, Green Martinis + More! Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! $2 Domestic Bigass Beer Night plus $2 Fish Tacos & LIVE MUSIC WINGSDAYS (50 cents) $6 Pitchers & KARAOKE FRIDAY FISH N CHIPS Live Music/DJ BRITISH & AMERICAN COMFORT FOOD, UFC, 20 BEERS ON TAP, SILVER STRIKE, GOLDEN TEE, POOL, DIGITAL JUKEBOX & MORE! 20237 Gulf Freeway 281-332-9820 UNION TAVERN 435 El Dorado Blvd. 281-486-6644 www.uniontavernhouston.com PRIVATE PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE! Crawfish Coming Soon! April 9: Highway Horror Party In Eternal Servitude of Greese & Speed! 3 BANDS! March 19: ....UFC 128 (Shogun vs Jones) (GSP vs Shields) April 1: Chad Ware April 30: ......UFC 129 Fat Tuesday March 8 Happy Hour for the WORKING CLASS! $1 Off all Mixed Drinks! $2 Wells, $2 Wines, $2.50 Dom Bottles & Drafts PLUS FREE POOL DURING HAPPY HOUR!! We have three large screen GOLDEN TEE GAMES! Fridays: $3.50 U-Call-It Whiskey & Bourbons Washington Wednesdays: Tuesdays: Big Richard 50 cent drinks! Saturday Night Live: Live Music & Specials St. Patrick's Day March 17 WE ARE SMOKE FREE INDOORS! HUGE OUT DOOR PATIO WITH BILLIARDS & GAMES.