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Restaurant & Bar on the Bay 4438 Boulevard Bacliff, 77518 281-339-2895

OPEN 7 DAYS BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER NOAH’S CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATION!

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Holiday Season Guide 43RD ANNUAL DICKENS ON THE STRAND Make history at Galveston’s world-famous Victorian holiday festival, Dickens on The Strand! Held December 2, 3 & 4, the 43rd annual festival is a holiday tradition with great family programming, including newly created events specifically for youth. This year’s festival begins Friday, December 2 with free admission to

WHAT: ......Galveston’s Dickens on the Strand WHEN:..............10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 .......................... 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 WHERE:..........Historic downtown Galveston TICKETS: ........www.dickensonthestrand.org

Fezziwig’s Beer Hall from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues with ticketed admission Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 4, from 12 to 6 p.m. Tickets purchased before December 2 are $13 for adults and $7 for children ages 7- 12. Tickets purchased at the gate are $15 for adults and $9 for youth. Discounted tickets for GHF members are available for $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. Tickets are available online at dickensonthestrand.org, by calling, 409-765-7834 or at all area Randall’s stores beginning November 6. Attendees in Victorian costume are admitted for $8. “Each year Dickens on The Strand brings a festive spirit to the beginnings of our holidays,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Now for more than forty years, Dickens enlivens the streets and introduces thousands of visitors to the ambiance of the

Victorian era. Children and adults alike can retreat back to the day of Charles Dickens and the early decades of historic Galveston. It remains one of the magical experiences in our area and in Texas.”

BAHB&T presents THE NUTCRACKER Kick off your holiday season with beautiful dancing and costumes, dazzling performances and well loved classic holiday music as the Bay Area’s own professional ballet company, Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre, presents the perennial favorite, The Nutcracker, at the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theatre. This performance is sure to please children of all ages and bring holiday magic to you and to your family. The cast comprises their accomplished Artists in Residence, as well as the BAHBT Company dancers, demi-characters, and other

roles that are filled by audition. There are more than 100 people in this traditional ballet that has charmed audiences for over a century. The Nutcracker tells the beloved holiday tale of Clara and her dream journey with her most treasured Christmas gift, the Nutcracker. Performances are December 2-4 and December 9-11. Friday and Saturday nights are at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

WHAT: ..The Nutcracker, BAHB&T WHEN:........December 2-4, 9-11 WHERE: ..UHCL's Bayou Theatre TICKETS:............www.bahbt.org

Tickets can be obtained online at www.bahbt.org or by calling the BAHBT office at 281 480-1617.

12th annual KREWE DU LAC TOY Drive & Pub Crawl On Friday, December 9 grab a group of friends, dress up in Christmas, mardi gras, pirate or all of the above and head over to Kemah for the 12th Annual Krewe du Lac Toy Drive & Pub Crawl. Bring cash or an unwrapped toy to donate & join Kemah's Mardi Gras Pirates “Krewe du Lac” for an evening of Christmas/Pirate tomfoolery. Costumes encouraged. Door prizes awarded at each stop. Starts at T-Bone Tom’s at 6:30 p.m. For info: www.krewedulac.org.


Holiday Season Guide 55th Annual CHRISTMAS BOAT LANE PARADE The 55th Anniversary Christmas Boat Lane Parade will be Saturday, December 10 from 6 to 9 p.m on Clear Lake and through the Kemah Channel. Ring in the holidays with this Clear Lake tradition. More than 100,000 people traditionally enjoy this event from land and from hundreds of boats anchored throughout the Lake. The parade features more than 100 brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay. To participate in the parade: Early entry is only $60 per boat and includes a Skipper's Bag filled with fun donations from area merchants and two tickets to the Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 11. A great way to get involved is by participating as a sponsor. There are many sponsorships available, from the individual awards: $150, $250, or $350 and up. This is a great way to advertise your business while spreading a little Christmas cheer. This WHAT: ......Christmas Boat Lane Parade memorable event is produced by the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and is a success because of the very dedicated committee. To participate or for more details, visit WHEN:..........December 10 (6 to 9pm) clearlakearea.com or contact Shari Sweeney at 281-488-7676. WHERE:..Clear Lake & Kemah Channel

WINTER WONDERLAND MARKET at Baybrook Mall Baybrook Mall is hosting their winter wonderland holiday market on the mall’s spacious outdoor leisure area, The Lawn. The curated WHAT: ..............Winter Wonderland Market WHEN:....Weekends + Week prior to Christmas market will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. FriWHERE: ............The Lawn at Baybrook Mall day through Sunday, through December 24 as well as Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22 for last minute shoppers. In addition to offering attendees the opportunity to support local vendors and find unique gifts, Baybrook will host fun activities for the whole family to enjoy including a gift wrapping station (sponsored by Microsoft), a spot to make children ID cards (sponsored by State Farm Insurance), a fashion show presented by Anthropologie, Altar’d State and Dillard’s, children’s activities including a magician and balloon artist, a bee hive exhibit, LIVE radio broadcast, Zumba demonstration and live music. Holiday Market vendors include ACX Baggage, Andean Style, Arra Jewels, AXS Baggage, Barrel Creations, Bearded Soap Lady, Belle Colour Pearls , Beth LeBlanc Photography, Caps and Corks, Charta Olive Farms, Chloe Dao, Crawley Images, Exalted Heights, GP Designs, Gulf Coast Honey Bee Farms, Hidden Trunk, Jarmz, Kathy Kamei, Luca Love, Macarooz, Mermaid Tails, Nested Sanctuary, Pain Train Salsa, Rivas Textiles, Sarah Stewart, Shelby Cookie Art, SnowBall & Popcorn Hut, Susan Speck Art, Susan Speck Art, Texas Beer Bus Tours, Uberrito, Urban Rocks.

Seabrook Rotary Club 6th Annual “Clothes for Kids” Take part in an upliftWHAT: ..............Clothes For Kids 2016 ing holiday experience WHEN:................December 10 (8am) as Seabrook Rotary Club WHERE: ..Target in Kemah (FM 2094) members and community volunteers buy winter clothes for 60+ CCISD elementary school students at Target. School counselors help identify the local children with the greatest need in our community. Your help is needed. Be a part of this Christmas story. You will walk away with a smile on your face and holiday spirit in your heart. Contact Past President Scott Stillman at sandjstillman@gmail.com or 281.409.3645 to learn more and get involved.


MOODY GARDENS sheds light on upcoming holidays Brighten up the winter season with Moody Gardens 15th annual Festival of Lights, one of the largest holiday lighting events on the Gulf Coast. Festival of Lights shines throughout the holiday season everyday including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day through January 8. Hours run from 6 to 10 p.m. Moody Gardens other attractions, including ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures, A Caribbean Christmas are open throughout the day and evening as well. Moody Gardens introduced a signature new theme with ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures, A Caribbean Christmas in its third year for the attraction. The award-winning CAA Harbin Ruijing Carving Team of master ice carvers from Harbin, China created over 100 towering ice sculptures from 2 million pounds of ice. Guests will embark on a breathtaking underwater journey from the shores of Galveston Island through the Gulf of Mexico. As they explore the oceans depths, they will discover sunken treasure and see Christmas surprises along the way. An ice slide takes the form of a towering oil rig and gives an opportunity to venture through the beautiful Flower Garden Banks for encounters with spectacular schools of colorful tropical fish, eagle rays, turtles, dolphins, Hammerhead sharks and more on the way to their Caribbean island destination. There is even an opportunity to enjoy some festive holiday spirits inside of ICE LAND at Shiver’s Ice Bar. Admission to the Festival of Lights is $10.95, this also includes use of the outdoor skating rink that sits on the trail. Ice skates are available to rent for $7 or guests can bring their own. While experiencing the Festival of Lights, guests can also enjoy the Texassized Arctic Slide. It is $7 for one slide, $20 for 10, and $25 for all day slides. In addition to the regular Festival of Light tickets, there are combo packs available letting guests make the most of their visit. The Holiday Pass ticket is available for $34.95 per person and allows guests entrance into Festival of Lights, ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures, A Caribbean Christmas, and an attraction of their choosing. Food Drive Thursdays will also offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the Festival at a special discount in recognition of helping those in need this holiday season. Guests can bring a non-perishable food item every Thursday throughout the Festival and receive a two-for-one admission into Festival of Lights. The food will be donated to the Galveston County and Houston Food Bank. For more information, please call 800-582-4673 or visit moodygardens.org.

Dec. 17: LUCKY SEVEN CHARITY EVENT

(4 to 10 p.m.) La Poz is hosting a fundraiser for a local charity. 25% of our sales will be donated to this worthy charity. Live music by Engine Driver (6 to 10pm) on a big stage out in the parking lot.

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Get 15% OFF when you buy a dozen. Call for details. Choose from: Bûche De Noel (Christmas Log), Macarons, Eclairs, Mini Cheese Cakes, Mini Mignardises (Tiny Pastries and Sweets), Chocolate Truffles, Homemade Cookies

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& Champagne, 5-9pm. (Our Pre-Set Menu will be available on our Facebook page and Website by Dec. 9) R.S.V.P. early & receive a glass of wine upon arrival. (CLOSED ON 12/25/16)

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& Champagne, 5-9pm. (Our Pre-Set Menu will be available on our Facebook page and Website by Dec. 9) R.S.V.P. early & receive a glass of wine upon arrival. (CLOSED ON 1/1/17)

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CRAZY ALAN’S SWAMP SHACK: A Crawfish Crazy Christmas! By Sarah Piña For more than seven years, Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack in Kemah has garnered a reputation as the first area restaurant every year to have fresh, live Louisiana crawfish. The lively, two-story bar and restaurant has already been offering live Louisiana crawfish since early November. We’re told, diners come from around the world to try their tasty mudbugs with their signature sauces and seasonings. “At the Kemah location, we have many tourists who pass through from various countries, and will seek us out year after year for our crawfish,” manager Laurie Holzle said. Laurie has been a part of Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack since its inception in 2009, and has watched it grow into two locations (the second location is on the East Freeway in Houston) and, starting this year, remote food trucks. - Continued on Page 16

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Laurie attributes this success to the spices and sauces originally created years ago by former Kemah head chef Guillermo Miranda, now manager and part owner of the East Houston location, Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack 2. “The spices definitely make our crawfish special. Guillermo originally came up with a lot of these recipes,” she said, including the famous G-Sauce, named after him. “That’s our signature sauce, which is more Asianstyle, and people love it!” Along with the G-Sauce, crawfish-crazy patrons can Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack #1 order them with a garlic 310 Texas Ave. • Kemah, TX sauce (“People love the garlic sauce we make!” Laurie notes), and mild, hot, spicy and – for those who dare – extra spicy! Also key to Crazy Alan’s crawfish success, besides offering crawfish all year round, is the fact that they Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack #2 are very much in control of 12008 East Fwy • Houston, TX the crawfish product they bring in. While some venues operate on a “take what they can get” basis, Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack’s long-established relationships with Louisiana crawfish farmers ensure that they get the best, freshest product, size, and cost, so they then can serve quality crawfish at reasonable prices to their loyal clientele. “Many years ago when we [Alan Franks, owner of Crazy Alan’s, and I] started in the crawfish business, before the restaurant opened, we decided we would go out and get our own,” Laurie recalled. And that recipe is one that continues to create success for Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack locations. Besides crawfish, however, Crazy Alan’s stays true to their “swamp shack” roots and offers a variety of Bayou-born dishes that are extremely popular with diners. - Continued on Page 17

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Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack: From Page 16 “Everything is fresh and made in-house. Guests love our fried and blackened alligator, which we also use in our tacos and étouffée,” she said. Smoked oysters, “dark roux” gumbo, and corn and crab bisque are also big hits, which score high with Louisiana natives as well. “People come here from Louisiana and say, ‘Oh yeah, you know what you’re doing here!’” Laurie said. At the end of the day, however, Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack, with their famous crawfish and other seafood offerings, loves to bring people together. The holidays are a great time to get together for some great seafood meals, or bring your out-oftown guests who have never tried crawfish before.

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“Crawfish is really a social event,” Laurie said. “People like to get together, relax, drink, talk, and dance to our live music. Many families will come for birthdays and other events, but this time of year is perfect for friends and family to gather for the holidays, too. And we are very kid-friendly. Kids are kids! Parents can kick back and relax and the kids can come here, be themselves and have a good time!” Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack in Kemah (310 Texas Ave.) and Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack 2 in East Houston (12008 East Fwy.) are open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack’s Facebook pages or www.crazyalanswampshack.com for menus, crawfish specials and other current specials, and live music happening on the patio this holiday season – and have a merry crawfish Christmas!

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ART Dec 3: Artist Andrew Lawson, Live Music by Darian Hernandez, 7 p.m. Star Struck Gallery, 822 Clear Lake Dr., Clear Lake Shores, 281-433-2365, starstruckgallery.com Dec. 10: Heart Gallery Grand Opening, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 511 23rd St., Galveston, 409300-3009, galveston.com Dec. 17: Featured Artist, Robin Tippins and Brett Botkin, First Featured Event at Heart Gallery , 6 – 9 p.m. 511 23rd St., Galveston, 409-300-3009, galveston.com

BALLET Dec. 2- 4 & 9-11: The Nutcracker, Presented by Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theater, Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m. Matinee Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m., UHCL Bayou Theatre, UHCL, Bay Area Blvd. 281-480-1617, BAHBT.org

Country Music, 12/18 4 p.m. 12/19 7:30 p.m. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, 409-763-2481, galveston.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Dec. 13: Bay Area Photo Club, 7 p.m., Honors Night Repetition, Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, 17503 El Camino Real, 77058, president@bayareaphotoclub.org, bayareaphotoclub.org

THEATRE Dec. 1 – 18: Nutcracker: The Musical, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 2:30 p.m., Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3708 Hwy. 3, Dickinson, 281-

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Dec. 10 & 11: The Nutcracker Tea, 12:30 p.m. Before performances of Nutcracker. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, 409763-2481, galveston.com

337-7469, harbourtheater.com Dec. 1- 10: Marvelous Wonderettes, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Island ETC Theatre company, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston, 409-762-3556, islandetc.org

Dec. 3: School of Rock Concert, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., League City Winter in the Park, League City Park, presented by the School of Rock Clear Lake, 1020 W. NASA Parkway #146, Webster, 281-21-U-ROCK, clearlake@schoolofrock.com

Dec. 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 17: A Christmas Carol, By Charles Dickens, Call for reservations, Limited Seating, Franca’s 1101 E. NASA pkwy. 281-488-2207, franca’srealitalian.com

Dec 16: Food Truck Friday Night & Music & Car Show, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com

Dec. 2 & 3: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, 12/2 8 p.m. & 12/3 3 p.m. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, 409-763-2481, galveston.com

Dec. 16: A Holiday Evening with “The King”. Vince King, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com

Dec 2 - 4: Dickens on the Strand, 43rd Annual, Strand area, Galveston, 409-7657424, dickensonthestrand.org

Dec. 17: Jerry Jeff Walker, 8 p.m., The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, 409-763-2481, galveston.com

Dec. 2 -18: A Christmas Story, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. Matinee Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m. Clear Creek Country Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281-335-5228, clearcreekcountrytheatre.org

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p.m. Special Thursday 12/15 performance at 8 p.m. –Toy Drive thru the 12/4 & Holiday IPad raffle continues thru 12/11, Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen Genoa Rd., Pasadena, 713-540-9489, pasadenalittletheatre.org

Dec. 8: COM Theatre, An evening of Carol Burnett Show, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 N. Amburn Rd. Texas City, Free

Dec. 10 & 11: The Nutcracker, presented by City Ballet of Houston, 12/12 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. 12/11 2:30 p.m. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, 409-7632481, galveston.com Dec. 2 & 3: Clear Lake Symphony presents Christmas Pop Concert, 7 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium, 18220 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay, clearlakesymphony.org

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Dec. 10 & 11: The Nutcracker, The Musical. 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, 409-763-2481, galveston.com. Dec. 19 & 20: Auditions for Cheaper by the Dozen, 7 p.m. Performances Feb. 20 – March 5, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3708 Hwy. 3, Dickinson, 281-337-7469, harbourtheater.com

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Evelyn Meador Library (Pre-K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning & computer classes forming, 281474-9142, hcpl.net 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. 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906, hcpl.net - Continued on Page 19

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We are so privileged to have an abundance of Christmas and holiday events in this area; it is hard to pick which ones to feature. See the SCENE Arts Calendar, but here are a few that might be off your radar. Make sure to mark your calendar. Let the holiday spirit begin! Christmas Pops Concert - The Clear Lake Symphony, in their 41st season, is performing its annual Christmas Pops Concert, Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium, 18220 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay. The music director and conductor is Dr. Charles Johnson, and Robert Wall is the associate conductor. There will be guests appearances by the Gloria Dei Festival Choir and the Lutheran South Academy High School Choir. The performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $8 to $13 and can be purchased at Eye Trends, 515 Bay Area Blvd., Suite 300, or at the door. For more information call 713-639-0702 or visit www.clearlakesymphony.org. Holiday Theatre Camp - If the kids need a treat or a special activity during their Christmas vacation, Farpoint Theatre is offering their 2nd Annual Holiday Theatre Camp. The camp is December 20, 21, 22. Tuesday (Dec. 20) and Wednesday (Dec. 21), camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday (Dec. 22) from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. and running 45 minutes all at the community house. Tuition is $75 ($50 per additional siblings) and part of the proceeds will go toward helping a family in need for Christmas. A camp Tshirt and daily lunch are included. The performance and the camp are at Seabrook Community House next to Seabrook City Hall. The camp will be doing mini workshops on auditioning, characterization, leadership and many more. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Also the Holiday Camp is accepting sponsors for children campers. The executive director is Peter Kinser and managing director is Haley Rae Tucker, both from Farpoint Theatre. The community is invited to attend the family-friendly performance for a small $5 donation at the door. For more information, refer to Farpoint Theatre’s Facebook page or contact tuckerhaley@gmail.com or peter.d.kinser@juno.com. Farpoint Theatre is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization providing the art to Seabrook since 1997. - Continued on Page 21

Arts Calendar: From Page 18 Helen Hall Library: Toddler Story Time, Monday 10:15 a.m., Preschool Story Time, Tuesday 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m., Teen Advisory Board (TAB), 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 7 p.m., Events for Adults; Antiques Roundtable 1st Monday of the Month 1 p.m., Computer Classes Wednesday 10 a.m., Book Discussion Club 3rd Monday of the Month 7 p.m., Local Authors Hour 2nd Thursday of the Month 10:15 a.m.,100 W. Walker, League City, hcpl.net La Porte Library: Tuesday Story Time, 10:15 a.m., followed by Baby Time 11 a.m., 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, hcpl.net Rosenberg Library: Story times are offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. for children 6 and under and their caregivers, 2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, 409763-8854 ex. 135, rosenberg-library.org

MUSEUMS 1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Airport, 713-454-1940, 1940airterminal.org Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Sunset Cruise 6 p.m. Every Saturday Breakfast on Bayou 8

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a.m. Ages 5 to adult, Nature Tour Third Sundays, Noon, Reservations required on events, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, abnc.org Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281479-2431, tpwd.texas.gov Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday – Sunday. Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, lunarrendevous.org. Butler Longhorn Museum: 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393 butlerlonghornmuseum.com Galveston Railroad Museum: Train Rides every Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2602 Santa Fe, Galveston, 409-765-5700, galvestonmuseum.com. League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday to Friday. Call for group reservations, 281-554-2994, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, oneroomschoolhouse.org Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr.,

Galveston, 409-740-7722, .LSFM.org. Moody Gardens: 24-hour animal webcam and other exhibits, Galveston, Moody Gardens, 800-582-4673, moodygardens.com, Dec. 1 – Jan. 8: Ice Land: Ice Sculptures, A Caribbean Christmas Ocean Star: Offshore Drilling Museum and Education Center, Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pier 19 at Harborside Dr. & 20th St., Galveston, 409-766-7829, OceanStarOEC.com San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. La Porte, 281479-2421, sanjacinto-museum.org Space Center of Houston: 1601 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-224-2100, spacecenter.org New Fall Exhibit, Until Jan. 16: Astronaut: Space Center Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday to Sunday, 409 6th Street N.,Texas City, 409643-5799, texas-city tx.org/Museumabout.htm Texas Seaport Museum: Summer at the Seaport, Opening of the Trade Routes 1853, 2100 Harborside Dr., Galveston, galvestonhistory.org

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The creative wheels are once again spinning for local artist, Elizabeth “Garnett” Ceret. After a 15-year hiatus from the canvas, Garnett is back at her easel. Garnett’s artistic drive never really stopped; it idled while she “chased the world.” Garnett has been working in the automotive industry for 20 years including selling cars, finance, management, and serving as an Automotive Retail Trainer. Garnett added she was also the manager for a rotary performance shop in Tampa, Florida. She is quite knowledgeable about engines and can teach about them as well as all product or models. Garnett believes in the spiritual world and the worldly or real world. She said artists especially would understand when you’re chasing the world and using all your emotions, it’s not easy to be as focused in the spiritual. “I feel a reawakening, a new me,” expressed Garnett. She had wanted to be an art teacher since the age of 7. Garnett’s love of art began when her father enrolled her in a drawing and slogan contest. Garnett won for her sketch and catchy slogan, and she told it was just the beginning. She started her artistic resume in her teens. Garnett received a prestigious pre-college scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. She proclaimed, “It was quite a big deal at the age of 15.” Garnett informed her creative strength is in drawing, and she honed her painting skills while in college. She finished school in Florida; attending Pensacola Junior College and the University of South Florida. While in college, Garnett participated in many juried shows and sold lots of pieces. Through an art department program, she even travelled to study art in France for two years. Garnett considers her older works “abstract impressionism.” She explained, “It’s loose and abstract. You see form, but must use your imagination.” Garnett shared her newer paintings are “more landscapey and more thoughtful in application.” She finds current inspiration from her travels to places such as France, Hawaii, and Aruba. Garnett disclosed she is enjoying working with acrylics again. Garnett likes that acrylic is fast-drying to keep up with her pace. She admitted she’ll work on four or five paintings at a time. “I’m shaking off the cobwebs,” she confessed. When she moved to Seabrook and discovered a French café, La Poz, in need of artwork, Garnett said she threw her work up on the wall. “Now, they won’t let me take it down,” she said. - Continued on Page 21

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Featured Artist: Continued From Page 20 All of Garnett’s works even the less abstract are cerebral. Her paintings encourage the viewer to delve into them and explore their textures. The intriguing compositions and captivating colors keep the observers’ attention. Garnett’s persistent drive to paint makes for a very entertaining ride. Elizabeth “Garnett” Ceret paints from her home studio in Seabrook. To learn more and see additional artist works email kakkazan@aol.com or call 904-738-9795. Garnett’s art rotates at the La Poz Café located at 4622 E. NASA Pkwy.

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City of Kemah & Krewe du Lac present 281-334-1884 Info & Tickets

Upcoming Krewe Du Lac Season Dec. 9, 2016 ....Pub Crawl/Toy Drive @ T-Bone Tom’s Jan. 6, 2017 ..........Kickoff Party @ Bakkus Taverna Jan. 8, 2017........King’s Cake Party @ T-Bone Tom’s Jan. 28, 2017................Kemah Mardi Gras Parade Feb.18, 2017 ......Royal Ball @ Aquarium Restaurant Feb. 25 & 28, 2017......................Galveston Parades

12th Annual Christmas Toy Drive & Kemah Pub Crawl Friday, Dec. 9 • 6:30 to 10 pm Starts @ T-Bone Tom’s Registration: 6:30 • Departs @ 7:30 pm Everyone is welcome, so invite your friends. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Kemah Police Officer’s Association’s Christmas Project. (Cash & checks are also accepted.)

Door prizes & tons of fun! For more info call 281-334-1884

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OCTOBER FULL OF TROPHIES

Lakewood Youth Sailors Continue to Rack Youth Sailing Circuit Victories LYC member Asher Zittrer took third in his fleet in the Laser 4.7 at the Southeast District of Interscholastic Sailing Association (SEISA) Cressy Qualifier event October 1-2 hosted by the Sea Scout Basin in Galveston. Carson Shields was second in the Full Rig Lasers Division of the Cressy Qualifier. Three LYC youths took home the following trophies at the 2016 Laser Gulf Coast Championship held October 15-16 at Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah, Texas. Michael Morse took second in the 4.7 division just ahead of Matthew Morrell’s third place win, and Alexander Hankins was 11th in the Laser Radial fleet.

Saturday December 10 Clear Lake & Kemah Channel Presented by League City

HYC Double Hand Regatta Dec. 3 • Galveston Bay

Our youth sailors represented LYC well at the Texas Sailing Association’s 2016 Youth Circuit End of Year Regatta, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club October 22-23 in Clear Lake. Tony Slowik won the Optimist Overall Fleet and 1st place in Blue Fleet, and Scott Mather won 1st place in the White Fleet. Piotr Smieja placed 5th, Kelly Bates 8th and Ethan Polsen 9th. The Green Fleet had 30 racers with Zachary Brown winning all but one race; Tanner Ward finished third followed by Nathan and James Pine, Mathieu Brown, Macie Bettis and Blake Polsen. Cole Gourley also finished in the top 10. Matthew Morrell finished 3rd ahead of Katie McGagh in the Laser 4.7 Division. Asher Zittrer won the 11 Deep Laser Radial Fleet with Lance Covington in 3rd. Lakewood's top Club 420 team was Alex Wise and Laurel Tyson in 3rd place. Carson Shields was one of only 30 in the country selected to compete in the Red Bull Foiling Generation Event, a U.S. qualifier for Worlds, and was one of the youngest competitors selected. The young sailors began the 2016 Cold Front series November 5, with the next two Cold Front races occurring Dec. 10 and Jan 7. To learn more about our youth sailing program or about how to become a member of Lakewood Yacht Club, visit www.lakewoodyachtclub.com.

7th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta draws racers from across nation Lakewood Yacht Club hosted another successful sailboat race this weekend, the 2016 J/Fest Southwest Regatta. More than 60 boats competed in this 7th annual national event that provides J/boat owners an opportunity to race against avid sailors from all over the U.S.

HYC Commodore's Ball Jan. 21 • at HYC

HOUSTON YACHT CLUB 281-471-1255

LYC Commodore's Ball Jan. 28 • at LYC

Bay Cup I March. 4 • Galveston Bay

LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB 281-474-2511

GBCA Icicle Series #1: Sat, Jan. 7 • Galv. Bay #2: Sat, Jan. 14 • Galv. Bay #3: Sat, Jan. 21 • Galv. Bay #4: Sat, Jan. 28 • Galv. Bay #5: Sat, Feb. 4 • Galv. Bay

"While this is a relatively new regatta, it draws competitive J/boat racers from around the country," says 2016 J/Fest Southwest Regatta Chairman Dave Christensen. The awards ceremony held Sunday, September 30 in the Lakewood Ballroom was well attended. Seabrook Mayor Glen Royal thanked the J/Fest Committee, Lakewood Yacht Club, the sponsors, and all of the racers and volunteers for continuing to make this a great event. The 7th annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta big winners are as follows: Casey Lambert of Blackburn Marine Racing took first place in the J/22 class; Natalie Harden won the J/24 class, and Chris Lewis took home the win in the J/70 class. Ray Bentele won among the J/PHRF (Sym) racers; Uzi Ozeri took home first among the J/105s, and J.D. Hill reigned supreme among the J/PHRF (A-Sym) sailors. To view a complete list of race results, visithttp://www.jfestsouthwest.com. Christensen along with the entire J/Fest Committee would like to thank the sponsors. "The generosity of the event sponsors are what makes J/Fest Southwest Regatta a success each year."

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Boat Decorating Contest Dec. 9 • Waterford H. Marina

WATERFORD YACHT CLUB 281-334-4400

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Regretting that Tattoo?: “When the Fun is Done, say ‘Tats Enough!’” useful for future tattoos.

By Sarah Piña Maybe that tattoo of a years-ago-ex isn’t so pleasing anymore, or that fading butterfly doesn’t have the same charm it did when you were 18. Never fear, there is a new solution in the Clear Lake area!

“It doesn’t need to be completely removed. Tattoos can be faded with sequential sessions to get new ink or a different design. My purpose here – I feel – is to help people transition and make that change,” she said.

Terri Blatt, owner, operator, and licensed laser tattoo removal specialist of Tats Enough in League City, is ready to help with all tattoo removal needs.

These transitions can vary, however. A free consultation with Blatt will help those looking to switch things up determine the number of sessions needed as various factors are in play.

“People change throughout their lives; maybe they want to change things up. I see tattoos as an art form, and art always has meaning – but things change. When you were younger, maybe a poster of ‘dogs playing poker’ in your dorm room was cool, but you don’t want to have it hanging over your sofa several years later!” Blatt said.

“Each treatment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the inks are unregulated in the tattoo industry, and it really depends on the person, their health, and their skin. Other factors are the color of the tattoo, the size, and also the experience of the tattoo artist – that is, if it was a professional or just a friend who thought they knew what they were doing,” she said.

Sometimes that change need not involve complete removal. Blatt noted that the laser tattoo fading services she offers are also

There are varying wait times between treatments, also. However, this season is best to begin the process. “It’s a good time of year to get it done, because the treatments should be shielded from the sun,” she said. So whether a New Year’s resolution is in order, wedding bells may be ringing in the future, or it’s just simply time to say goodbye to that regrettable tattoo, call 409-443-4060 to schedule a free consultation or to book your appointment. Tats Enough is located at 905 W. Main St. (FM 518, next to Dairy Queen) in League City. Visit their Facebook page or www.tatsenough.com for more information. New clients in December will receive 10% off the purchase of three (pre-paid) sessions when they mention The SCENE!

When the fun is done... say “Tats Enough!” Call 409-443-4060 to schedule an appointment today. www.tatsenough.com 905 W. Main St. • League City THE SCENE

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Space Center Houston’s Astronaut Exhibit Launches A New Level of Space Training Experience the everyday life of astronauts, launch a rocket, serve as mission commander and discover how to grow plant species in space at the North American premiere of Astronaut, Space Center Houston’s winter exhibit presented by the city of Webster until January 16. The interactive exhibition, produced by Imagine Exhibitions and designed and produced by Scitech of Perth, Australia, takes guests through a space workshop full of hands-on science fun and nearly 30 activities to test their abilities for space exploration, just like a real astronaut. The immersive experience explores the physical and mental challenges for astronauts and immerses guests in what life is like outside of Earth’s atmosphere. “Visitors will experience astronaut training, climb into a simulated rocket launch and test rock samples,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO of the science and space learning center. “From science experiments to physical and psychological tests, Astronaut explores the day-to-day activities alongside the stellar science conducted in space.”

Guests will learn how the human body is affected by microgravity, examine their eyesight and perform strength tests like astronauts do during and after a space flight. Guests can launch a rocket and experience a simulated launch inside a capsule. A space lab takes guests inside astronaut living quarters and workspace, climb inside a space bed, choose space food, test space rocks and view the space toilet. Fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the holidays at Space Center Houston. Plan your trip to Space Center Houston through the Visitor Info Page at spacecenter.org/visitor. Find helpful tips and suggested itineraries to help plan your day. To enhance your visit, purchase the new Astronaut Audio Tour featuring first-hand stories from space pioneers, beautiful photos and exciting videos that tell the rich history and sparkling future of human space exploration. Save on admission with a CityPASS and explore Space Center Houston plus four other top attractions. Purchase a CityPASS in-person or online at spacecenter.org/citypass. Give a special gift this holiday season with a Space Center Houston membership and, for as little as $29.95, return free for an entire year with free parking, special events and much more. For more information, visit spacecenter.org. 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.


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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 U.S. manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making. Everything you see in the facility is realistic. Space Center Houston's creators kept in close contact with NASA to ensure the most accurate experience. Each attraction is selfguided so you can spend as much time, or as little time, in each areas as desired. Most guests spend four to six hours in the Center. Discount Tickets: Discount Space Center Houston tickets available at Bay Area Houston Visitors Center. 281-474-9700.

1601 NASA Parkway • 281-244-2100

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10. ELLINGTON FIELD

14. HAAK VINEYARDS & WINERY

3. KEMAH BOARDWALK

7. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM

11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT

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8. GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER

12. NOLAN RYAN CENTER

16. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS

2026 Lockheed ............409-770-9283

2501 Seawall Blvd. ....1.855.789.7437

5.THE LINKS AT GREEN CAYE

9. PIRATES BAY WATER PARK

13. ARMAND BAYOU NATURE CTR. 17. RAILEAN DISTILLERY

1 Hope Blvd. (Galveston)..800-582-4673

710 4th Street ..............281-334-9880

2100 Caroline St. ........281-337-2021

3523 Highway 134 ..........281-479-2431

2002 Terminal Dr. ......409-740-7722

5300 East Road (Baytown) ..281-422-1150

510 Ellington Field ........713-847-4200

One Monument Circle ......281-479-2421

Texas 35 and Mustang ....281-388-1134

8500 Bay Area Blvd.........281-474-2551

6310 Avenue T. ............409-925-1401

2500 South Shore Blvd.....281-334-1000

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26. CINEMARK 18 20915 Gulf Frwy. (Webster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-332-0951 27. BAYBROOK MALL 500 Baybrook Mall Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-488-4620 28. MAGNOLIA GREEK GOLF COURSE 1501 Bay Area Blvd. . . . . .281-557-0555 29. BEACON LAKES GOLF CLUB 801 FM 646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-337-1459 30. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR CC 4300 South Shore Harbour . . . .281-334-0521

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31. GALVESTON EAST BEACH 1923 Boddeker Drive . . . .409-762-EAST 32. THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE 2020 Postoffice St.409-763-7173 33. THE STRAND HISTORIC DISTRICT Galveston . . . . . . .713- 629-3700 34. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM 2309-2311 Ship’s Mechanic Row . .409-765-5930 35. MOODY MANSION MUSEUM 2618 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-7668 36. BISHOP'S PALACE 1402 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-2475 37. GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM 25th & Strand .409-765-5700 38. TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM Pier 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-763-1877 39. OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE MUSEUM Pier 20 . . . . .409-766-STAR 40. SEAWOLF PARK Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway . . .409-797-5114

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1. Aspens................817 Clear Lake Rd. (Clear Lake Shores) 2. Bakfish Brewing Co. ..............1231 Broadway (Pearland) 3. Bakkhus Taverna Greek................605 6th Street (Kemah) 4. Bayview Duck ..............................3131 Hwy 146 (Bacliff) 5. Beers Looking At You ..........17074 Highway 3 (Webster) 6. Bombshells - Houston South ............12810 Gulf Freeway 7. Bombshells - Webster..........................803 E NASA Pkwy 8. Boondoggles ....................4106 NASA Parkway (El Lago) 9. Buck Wild ..............1025 West NASA Parkway (Webster) 10. Cabo ............................2513 NASA Parkway (Seabrook) 12. Caps and Corks ..........500 Baybrook Mall in Food Court 13. Center Court Pizza & Brew ......3202 Marina Bay Blvd. J 14. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 15. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 16. Chasin’ Tails ............................2402 Bay Area Boulevard 18. Cock-Eyed Seagull ......................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 19. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack ........309 4th Street(Kemah) 20. Crescent City Sports & Oyster Bar ..16605 El Camino Real 22. Dempsey’s Sports Pub ..20801 Gulf Freeway (Webster) 23. Dan’s Pizza Company ................................15148 Hwy 3 24. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..........2111 FM 517 25. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ..................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 26. Don Pico’s - Pasadena ..............4940 Fairmont Parkway 27. DUO Winery & Cider Co. ............2150-A Dickinson Ave. 28. Easy Street Lounge ......112 N. Highway 3 (League City) 29. Esteban's Cafe & Cantina..............402 West Main Street 31. Fatty’s..................................1717 2nd Street (Seabrook) 32. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..............20760 Gulf Frwy 33. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ................1300 Broadway 34. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill......................4449 NASA Rd. 1 35. Galveston Bay Beer Co. 12900 FM 3436 Rd (Dickinson) 36. Gingers Coastal Eatery & Sports Bar ..2007 E. Bayshore 37. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd 38. Gordon St. Tavern....................114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) 39. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ............1232 W. FM 646 40. J. Henry's Draught House ....1105 Clear Lake City Blvd. 41. Jackie’s Brickhouse ..1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 42. Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen..........1108 Marina Bay Drive 43. JP’s Upperdeck............................609 Bradford (Kemah)

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44. Katie’s......................................................315 Grand Ave. 11. Kemah’s Sweet Spot..................601 5th Street (Kemah) 45. La Poz Cafe..........................................4622 NASA Rd. 1 46. La Brisa - Bacliff ......................................4001 Hwy 146 47. La Brisa - League City ..........501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 48. Lazy Lizard Cantina ..............1817 Avenue K (San Leon) 49. Las Haciendas • NASA ......................1020 NASA Rd. 1 50. Las Haciendas • I-45 ......................12933 Gulf Freeway 51. Las Haciendas • South Shore ........2951 Marina Bay Dr. 52. Legends Sports Grill........................6011 W Main Street 53. Lone Star Grill ..........................3435 Hwy 146 (Bacliff)) 54. Luna’s Mexican Restaurant ......6555 South Shore Blvd. 55. Main 101 Grill & Bar ..............101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 56. Main Event ......................................1125 Magnolia Ave. 57. Mainly Drinks ..................223 W. Main Street (La Porte) 58. Malay Malay ..........2508 Gulf Fwy S #102 (League City) 59. Mamacita’s - Clear Lake........................515 E Nasa Rd 1 60. Mamacita’s - Pasadena ..............7325 Spencer Highway 61. Maribelle’s ....................................3136-C NASA Road 1 62. Mario’s Italian • Seabrook ......1304 Bayport (Hwy 146) 63. Masa Sushi Fusion ..............................977 Nasa Road 1 64. Masa Sushi Sake Bar ............................1804 W. FM 646 65. Masa Sushi Japanese Restaurant ..1788 S. Friendswood Dr. 66. Mediterraneo Cafe & Pizza ............2409 Falcon Pass Dr. 67. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe ........18033 Upper Bay Rd. 68. Midnite Slice ..............................1605 2nd St, Seabrook 69. Moody Gardens ........................1 Hope Blvd (Galveston) 70. Monkey Bar ..........................................605 6th Street C 71. Noah’s Ark Restaurant..............4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) 72. Nobi Public House............241 E NASA Pkwy, (Webster) 73. Opus Bistro ........................................1002 Aspen Road 74. Opus Ocean Grille1510 Marina Bay Drive #124 (Watergate) 75. Palapa Bar..................................608 6th Street (Kemah) 76. Pomodoro’s Pasta & Pizzeria ..............1303 Nasa Pkwy 77. Preamble Lounge & Craft House ....20801 Gulf Fwy #12 78. Roger’s Bar & Grill............1271 FM 518 E (League City) .. 79. Rosewater ....................................1606 Clear Lake Blvd. 80. Railean Rum ......................341 5th Street (San Leon) 81. Saloon Door Brewing Co. ..............105A Magellan Circle

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82. Sam’s Boat ............................... 83. San Luis Resort ........................5 84. Scotty’s Pub .............................. 85. Scotty’s Pub On The Bay ........... 86. Scout Bar .................................. 87. Sherlock’s.................................. 88. Int. Signature Bistro ....1918 NA 89. Skallywag Suds N' Grub ............ 90. Skipper’s..................1026 FM 20 91. South Shore Harbour Resort 250 92. Star Fleet Marina ...................... 93. Stuttgarden Tavern - Kemah ..609 94. Stuttgarden Tavern On the Stran 95. Stuttgarden Tavern - Texas City 10 96. Thai Spice Kitchen ..................30 97. Thai Stellar ......................803 NA 98. The Spot ........................3204 Se 99. The Hop..................................... 100. The Republic House ................. 101. The Tree House ....................... 102. Time Out Sports Bar #1 ......... 103. Time Out Sports Bar #2 .......... 104. Time Out Sports Bar #3 .......... 105. Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Ba 106. Tookie’s ................................... 107. Tookie’s Seafood...................... 108. Topwater Grill ......................81 109. T-bone Tom’s........................... 110.Tuscany Bistro..................2951 111. Union Tavern ........................... 112. Valdo's Seafood House .......... 113. Volcano Room ........................ 114. Yummy’s Stir Fry .................... 115. Zone 504 ................................ 116.-125. KEMAH BOARDWALK R

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ASTORYIA: Continued From Page 47 Also joining the bands at America’s Icehouse for the show will be 9-year-old drum prodigy Kross Patrick from the School of Rock. For Gamble, this is part of what the local music scene and the future of music about. “Kross Patrick is amazing! He’s going to have a drum solo and play in part of the show, and be able to experience that rush of feeling with playing with a national act. It’s so important to have places like the School of Rock involved, because these incredibly talented kids are the future of the music scene,” he said. Ultimately, however, it’s all about supporting great music with a good message. “When you come to our shows, expect a great performance with a positive message. We put our hearts and our souls into everything we write and perform. Come and support the local music scene. It’ll be a great time!” Astoryia regularly plays in the Houston area and hosts open mic every Wednesdays at Murphy’s on the strand in Galveston. Be sure to also catch the band when The Hunger headlines Scout Bar’s New Year’s Eve Party on December 31. Information on their upcoming shows, including America’s Icehouse can be found on Astoryia’s Facebook page. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door.

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued From Page 32 FOLLOW UP – A few months ago, I covered Nightbird at Jackie's Brickhouse for their inaugural show. Back then I was curious to see how the Kemah/Clear Lake audience would receive this Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute band. This time around, I

ABOVE: Nightbird @ Jackie’s Brickhouse dance floor with waltzing rock & rollers – a commanding evening!

Nightbird @ Jackie’s Brickhouse

Southside Roller Derby

was curious to see if they could grow a fan base - The November show packed the house with ease transforming Jackie’s into a concert hall / party arena. Music listeners truly get it when an artist puts their entire heart and soul behind the presentation and Nightbird did exactly that – gluing listeners to their seats on one song to fully absorb a Paul Hatton or Kelli Thompson solo followed by the next song filling the entire

FIT TO BE SCENE It is no secret my fondness of photographing performers as they exude their passion and full effort. Therefore, it should be no surprise in my recent taking to the local roller derby action. In November, we witnessed some of the finest displays of speed, power, finesse, teamwork and strategy at the BanxGiving Banked Track Invitational. Teams from across the nation were in attendance competing in round robin matches for top honors. I’ve a suspicion there is a larger roller derby following in the greater Houston metroplex then many would imagine. I’m looking forward to sizing it up. IT’S WRAP - With Holiday season upon us, ’tis time for things to start getting hectic and busy with friends and family. Sounds like fun and sounds like something best done while taking in some live music out and about on The SCENE. Thanks for taking time to share your stories. Big time thanks to all the artists, venues and supporters for all the great music and good times. Also, please don't forget to reach out to those who are alone, down and/or out. A helping hand goes a long way and is some of the finest mojo available - indulge yourself some, okay? We'll see you out there on The SCENE!

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L TO R: Nevling & Blues Kats @ Katie’s • Nightbird @ Jackie’s Brickhouse • Nevling & Blues Kats @ Katie’s • Big Cletus Review @ T-bone Toms

LOOSE NOTES: Continued From Page 34

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Dave Nevling & Blues Kats @ Katie’s

DAVE NEVLING AND THE BLUES KATS - I stopped in at Katie's in Bacliff on a Tuesday to catch Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats. It had been a while since I had seen the band play (back at the old sandbar Clear Lake Shores to be exact), and like a fine whiskey, time has been very good to Nevling and his Blues Kats. I have mentioned often how Katie’s is one of the finer music appreciation listening places in the area. And that evening, I got to meet a couple music loving newcomers to the area, all the way from Rhode Island, who had discovered Katie's and have made it their place. The staff at Katie’s are amongst the friendliest in the area with smart service and welcoming smiles which is impressive as they have one of the busiest bars happening. With the holiday season here and friends and family likely to come visiting, give them a treat and bring them to Katie’s for an evening of the finest Texas blues rock 'n' roll - They will think you’re a genius. THE TREE HOUSE – In case you are new to the area, The Tree House is one of our classic neighborhood bars. Tucked away with whereabouts known to the locals, this cozy hideaway is the place to pass time with friends enjoying food, spirits and football. The Tree House has regulars who have been coming for decades, something not many places in the area can boast. With

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the upcoming college bowl season ahead, consider watching your alma mater at the Treehouse. While we’re on the subject of neighborhood bars... LEAGUE CITY’S EASY STREET is a friendly little neighborhood bar on the corner of Highway 3 and Main Street. For five months they closed their doors and completed a total makeover inside and out. This friendly live music hangout gutted the original sound dampening materials and completely revamping the room acoustics with a shiny bright surface. We missed out on the grand reopening event, but were able to catch Chris Hardy on the stage the night beChris Hardy @ fore. The last time we Easy Street saw Chris was at his infamous “Will Play For Food.” Since then, Chris has been busy folding into his mix a variety of new tastes and styles out of the music spice rack. Hardy’s vocals were strong last time we saw him and have developed into an even greater presence, with a gusto and heart that grabs listeners attention; it’s a unique sound you can recognize as Chris Hardy within merely a few measures. - Continued on Page 31

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Seen by The SCENE: Waters Edge

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METALACHI: Continued From Page 48 “Some people may think, ‘Oh that’s a mariachi band playing heavy metal music,’ but it’s one of those things that you definitely have to see live. It’s not just a band playing on the stage; it’s an experience; it’s a show. These aren’t your average musicians. They are masters of their instruments,” El Cucuy said. “Another facet of our show is a comedy show. There are a lot of jokes and interaction with the crowd. We make the crowd laugh, they make us laugh, and it’s really a big party. We don’t want people going home only saying, ‘That was a great band.’ We want them to say, “That was a great show!’ We always change it up, be it the songs or the show itself, and something for all of our returning fans,” he said. And Metalachi loves coming back to their fans in Houston to give them the experience they have come to expect.

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“Most of the times we play in Houston we play at Scout Bar. I love it, because I think it’s one of the loudest and craziest crowds we play anywhere! They get so loud sometimes that we can’t even hear ourselves on the stage! Houston really appreciates us. It’s such a fun crowd, and it’s one of the shows we always look forward to doing,” he said. Apart from their shows, Metalachi now has two albums. The second album, appropriately titled “Dos,” will be released this week and will be available at their shows, on Amazon, iTunes, or Metalachi.com. “This a project three years in the making. It sounds very different from the first one, because we have developed what heavy metal mariachi should sound like, and we are very proud of it. The album is very much a reflection of the show,” El Cucuy said. Catch the Metalachi experience on Saturday, December 10 at Scout Bar! Doors open at 8 p.m.; show begins at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at www.scoutbar.com. For more information, including their upcoming national tour with Mac Sabbath (a parody heavy metal band that plays dressed as McDonald’s characters), visit Metalachi’s Facebook page or www.metalachi.com!

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L TO R: Knurd @ Scout Bar • Mickey Avalon @ Scout Bar • Dave Nevling & Blues Kats @ Katie’s • Nightbird @ Jackie’s Brickhouse

LOOSE NOTES: Continued From Page 35 Opening for Brandy Zdan @ Bramhall was Scout Bar Brandy Zdan, a strong musical talent out of Nashville, and Houston's own Bad House, a local band we first covered in The SCENE at the Punkstar Full Throttle Internet broadcast show. A friendly reminder to all local bands, when you crack it open for national acts at Scout Bar, getting yourself onto the Punkstar Full Throttle show at Scout Bar is a prerequisite that surely helps. Knurd @ Speaking of opening for the Scout national acts, I caught a Bar new local band calling themselves Knurd out of the stables of Punkstar Full Throttle opening for nationally touring rap artist Mickey Avalon in November. Pretty cool, eh? If you think your band has the chops to perform with or at, Ation level caliber, Scout Bar is definitely good punch to have on your ticket.

Big Cletus Blues Review @ T-bone Toms

T-BONE TOM’S - The Big Cletus Blues Review was on the local schedule playing with Big Terry Rodgers, and I knew this was the show I would need to see as Cletus has recently moved to Rockwall, Texas. We will have fewer chances catching him live in the area with the Hollisters and as a music instructor at Danny’s Guitar Hacienda. Cletus musical career included opening for national acts at a young age and attributes much of this musical success to what he learned on tour and in Nashville where he was summoned to play along with others already there in the industry – – much different than going to Nashville on your own seeking fame and fortune. I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before Cletus is picked up by Rockwall bands and playing around the area much like he has in the Houston area. Front man, Big Terry Rodgers (who Big Cletus Blues Review @ T-bone Toms

Mickey Avalon @ Scout Bar

is still a frequent face around town) had it going well that evening. The blues has a way of resonating one’s body and soul and the truth tellers at T-Bone Tom’s (the dancers) picked up on it immediately confirming what we were hearing that night how he’s the real McCoy. - Continued on Page 32

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L TO R: Picture Book @ Celebration Seabrook • Big Cletus Blues Review @ T-bone Toms • Nightbird @ Jackie’s Brickhouse

LOOSE NOTES: Continued From Page 37 Headlining this year was Picture Book, a British Invasion Band with a splash of ZZ-Top and SRV for good measure. This tight

unit features member of the original Fab 40 and includes Ryan Guidry (lead), David Blassingame (rhythm), Steve Candelari (drums), and Bill Royal (bass) – and they all sing! This was the first time I had a chance to catch Picture Book on the local SCENE and rank these guys easily on the top end of the brackets as they pull off smashing renditions of the classic concert rock greats (Think of the last time you heard Immigrant Song loud and live), complete with anthem class solos channeled directly from the cosmos. Book ’em!!!!

Picture Book @ Celebration Seabrook

inevitable to find this year, many favorites from the past have passed on with new younger acts taking their places. I’m going to indeed miss the well-honed shows from the past and look forward to watching how these new acts develop out into the future. To be continued….

Texas Renaissance Festival

RIDING WITH THE KING AND IN THE FLESH - You can tell a lot about the band playing Doyle Bramhall II by noticing @ Scout Bar who is in the audience. The night Doyle Bramhall II came to town, the audience at Scout Bar was unlike any audience I have seen ever at the place – many musical performers themselves. It’s been more

TEXAS REN FEST TOUCHED – In this season of traditions, one traditional popular for many throughout the region is to partake in the Texas Renaissance Festival in Texas Renaissance Plantersville, Texas. Festival This year, I joined a busload of merry mongers from Clear Lake taking the journey back in time. Having attended this event so many times over the past several years, it was

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than a few decades since I last saw Doyle play live with the Arc Angels. Time has been very good to the man including stints with BB King, Eric Clapton and playing lead guitar for Roger Waters, a role traditionally held by David Gilmour. - Continued on Page 34

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Featured Bartender: TAYLOR from SCOTTY’S Continued From Page 43 Favorite thing about the Bay Area? Being by the water is a great change of pace for me. I've worked behind the bar in East Texas, the galleria area and South Houston, but being by the Bay Area now is my favorite. There’s just something about being by the water. What do you love about Bartending? I was never very in tune with my creative side growing up, because I played sports my whole life, but being a bartender allows me to tap into creativity I never knew I had. Putting different liquors together for a shot and someone being impressed is a great feeling. My personality is able to shine behind the bar and gives me an opportunity to constantly meet new people. I'm extremely sarcastic at times and enjoy witty banter, so I'm able to use that in my line of work, where behind a

desk it wouldn't be appropriate. Bartending isn't necessarily a job society holds a high standard for, but to me, it is the best job in the world. I get to help people have fun for a living. Who inspires you? I'm motivated by every guest that has asked me "What nights do you work, so I can come back and see you?" It's one thing to just serve drinks, get tipped and repeat. It's another to truly give your guests an experience and have them enjoy their night because you did everything you could to give them that. Working for Scott and everyone else at Scotty's Pub is the most fun I've ever had. These people care so much about what they are doing and pour their heart and soul into their company. You can tell it's not just for money, but a passion and it motivates me to keep learning to continue to wow people with two great pubs.

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Open house 3-9PM. Bring canned goods, non perishables, pet food, new pet items, new children’s toys & clothing, new gift items, gift cards and/or cash to benefit: San Leon Fire Dept., Bay Area Pet Adoptions, Sisters Helping Sisters, Hearts of Sunset & American Legion Post 291.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Cane Crushing!

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OPEN: Dec 24, 26, 30, 31 Open Noon-5pm with tours at 1 & 3

Come see an antique sugarcane press in action. We’ll be crushing the sugarcane we grow on & off all day, noon-6 p.m. No cover.

Closed Christmas Day & December 27-29

FRIDAY, DEC. 16 6-9p.m. No cover.

THURSDAY, JAN. 5 Pirate Guild Night

It’s a Crooner & Rat Pack Party! Featuring Gene Rutt. Open 3-9

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Loose Notes

by Andy Eng

Seasons Greetings good people! We hope to find everybody well and enjoying time with friends and family. I am writing this month’s column while traveling, using mostly just my smart phone – a first for me! (My apologies for any errors or omissions.) November’s live music scene was exceptionally good, with plenty of heart and soul for listening enjoyment. Let’s run down some of what all that went on!

CELEBRATION SEABROOK & HAMMER OF THE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Chris Hardy @ Easy Street Lounge GODS – A restart of a past glorious tradition…. Evidence of planning was prevalent throughout the event, and hopeBrandy Zdan @ Scout Bar | Mickey Avalon @ Scout Bar fully this festival Nightbird @ Jackie’s Brickhouse | Texas Renaissance Festival Mango Punch @ will continue to Celebration Doyle Bramhall II @ Scout Bar | Mango Punch @ Celebration grow. The music Seabrook stage setup was Seabrook | Dave Nevling & Blues Kats @ Katie’s top shelf and Knurd @ Scout Bar | Picture Book @ Celebration Seabrook most – if not all the bands – were from inside the loop. Activities for the kids were plentiful, the grounds were very clean and the staff appeared as if they had a job to do, which they did very well. We got there in time to catch Mango Punch doing a great job of getting the crowds moving and grooving. - Continued on Page 35

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New Year’s Eve Party Guide: From Page 41 Roger’s Bar & Grill (1271 Deke Slayton Blvd., League City): Dust off those dance shoes! There will be live music by Andy & the Dreamsicles. Doors open at 5 p.m. (with happy hour drink specials until 7 p.m.) The band will start at 9 p.m. Ring in the new year with a balloon drop, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, cabbage rolls and black-eyed peas. For more information, call: 281-334-1110.

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Sat., Dec 31 (NYE) ROGER’S BAR & GRILL

Preamble (20801 Gulf Frwy., Webster): Dress to impress! Black & White attire is required. DJ and live music with an 8:30 p.m. start. Valet parking. Free Champagne toast at midnight. Special drink menu created especially for the night. No cover. Cabo (2513 NASA Pkwy., Seabrook): New Year’s Eve Bash with Sofa Kingz jamming live with DJ Khaos on the main stage while DJ SBMT will be spinning downstairs. Champagne toast at midnight. No Cover. DUO Winery & Cider Co. (2150-A Dickinson Ave., Dickinson): Enjoy an evening of wine, food and live music 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be a food truck ready to serve. Pre sale tickets include wine, party favors, a DUO wine glass and a glass of Champagne for the count down. Stop by and purchase your tickets or call: 832-738-1325. League City’s Easy Street (112 Hwy. 3 N. League City): New Year’s Eve Party with live music by Mike Shanks.

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Stuttgarden Tavern (Kemah & Texas City): Celebrate the new year at either mainland location with DJ spinning tunes all night. (10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway {Mall of the Mainland} Texas City • 609 Bradford {Toucan Alley} Kemah) Masa Sushi (All three locations): Whether it’s your first stop or your only stop, enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner at any of the three Masa Sushi locations from 6 to 10 p.m. and be entered in a drawing every hour for a $100 gift certificate. (Webster: 977 Nasa Road 1 • Dickinson: 1804 W. FM 646 • Friendswood: 1788 S. Friendswood Dr.) On Demand CO2 Delivery

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608 6TH ST., KEMAH • 281-334-3746 WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PALAPASKEMAH PALAPA BAR: MON-FRI 3PM - 2AM | SAT & SUN NOON - 2AM CLUB OPEN: FRI & SAT 9PM - 2AM

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New Years Eve Party Guide It’s about time we had a reason to celebrate the future, even if it is only for one night… The tradition of bidding farewell to the old year and celebrating the beginning of the new one is a memorable event. Say it with us, “Out with the old, in with the new!” This New Year's Eve, take the time to swing by your favorite bar, club, or restaurant and soak in some positivity for a change. And Champagne… Don't forget the Champagne! (Just remember to drink responsibly because we love our readers!) Happy New Year to you and yours from The SCENE Magazine. See ya next year! Cheers! Jackie’s Brickhouse (1053 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah): New Year’s Eve wristbands are on sale now! Theme: Denim & Diamonds, and of course, they are giving away a REAL DIAMOND. $60 ticket (per person) includes reserved seating, commemorative champagne flute, party favors, multiple bal-

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SCOUT BAR 18307 Egret Bay Blvd. • 281-335-0002 New Year’s Eve Party with The Hunger and special guests To Whom It May, Valeluna and Save the Fire, hosted by Khris Harding. There will also be an outdoor acoustic stage. Free champagne toast at midnight. Cash and prizes with balloon drops in both rooms. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this 18 and up show. (First band on at 9 p.m.) 21 and up get in free with an invitation. $20 entry without invitation. loon drops, complimentary appetizer and champagne toast at midnight! Live music provided by The KLO:CKS! Space is limited! Buy now for best seating options! Stop by to RSVP or call 832-8642459. La Poz Cafe (4622 E NASA Pkwy., Seabrook): Celebrate the final night of 2016 with a three-courses meal and champagne. Seatings will be from 5 to 9 p.m. (The pre-set menu will be available on their Facebook page and website after December 9). Call 832-864-3675 to R.S.V.P. Book early and receive a complimentary glass of wine upon arrival. Call 832-864-3675. Cock-eyed Seagull (1010B E. NASA Pkwy. @ Egret Bay, Houston): Join the crew and ring in your New Year! Free champagne at midnight! T-Bone Tom's (707 Highway 146, Kemah): No cover, DJ George, dance floor, party favors, balloon drop, and Champagne toast at midnight! The Monkey Bar (605 6th Street, Kemah): Ring in the New Year with drink specials all night and Champagne at midnight! Volcano Room (460 E. NASA Pkwy., Seabrook): "A Studio 54 New Year's Eve" with DJ Synergy. Complimentary Champagne toast, count down at midnight, balloon drop, party favors, complimen-

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tary hors d'oeuvres, prizes & giveaways. There are table reservations and party room packages. These include Champagne, personal hors d'oeuvres, and party favors. Call 281-549-4080 or message them at www.facebook.com/Volcano-Room for details. Noah’s Ark (4438 Boulevard, Bacliff): Reserve now for an evening with live music with Hour Glass Trio and a special New Year’s Eve dinner. Prime Rib Dinner for two and a bottle of champagne for only $59.95 starting at 5 p.m. Live music is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations are recommended. Call: 281-3392895. Scotty’s Pub On The Bay (3202 Marina Bay Drive, League City): Clear Lake Countdown New Year’s Eve party. Balloon drop, champagne toast, DJ, games, dancing and hors d'oeuvres all with no cover or lines or long drives. The Palapa Bar (608 6th St., Kemah): Dance the night away with a live DJ. The party starts at 6 p.m. with shot specials, drink specials, seasonal beers and no cover charge. Katie's Bar (315 Grand Ave, Bacliff): Enjoy live music by Scott McGill. $10 cover includes food, favors & champagne. Mainly Drinks (223 West Main Street, La Porte): Doors open at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Musicians Freddie Krc and David Hargraves are providing the entertainment for the evening. Enjoy a lovely Pre Fixe menu for New Year's Eve. For more information and to RSVP, call 281867-1700. - Continued on Page 40

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Where: 1300 E. Broadway St., Pearland (This location only) What: $2.50 Dom. Bottles, $4.50 Croc-a-Ritas, $4 House Wines, $4 Bloody Marys, $3.50 Wells, Select $5 Appetizers -------------------------

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Where: 20801 Gulf Frwy, Webster 

Masa Sushi Friendswood (3) Where: 4438 Boulevard What & When: Mon.-Thurs. All Day $3 Wells, $2 Drafts, Sat 7a-4p & Sun All Day $3 Bloody Marys, Mimosas or Screwdrivers Mon.-Thurs.:1/2-Price Well Drinks While Raining at Noah's!

Where: 817 Clear Lake Road, Clear Lake Shores When: Mon.-Fri. 2-7pm What: $2.50 Longnecks & 16 oz. Drafts, $3.50 Wines & House Ritas + Daily Bucket Specials (2-7pm) $15 Dom, $16.50 Mixed, $18 Premium -------------------------

Where: 1053 Marina Bay Dr., Kemah When: Mon.-Fri. 11am-7pm; Sat. & Sun. 11am-6pm What: Drink Specials -------------------------

Parrots Nest Happy Hour: Mon.Thurs. 3-6 p.m. 2 for 1 Appetizers. ------------------------

Where: 1788 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood When & What: Thursday 3:30 p.m. - close; $2 House wine & appetizer specials

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When & What: 4-8 p.m. Monday – Saturday and when it rains. Select craft cocktails for $5 & $7 including Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, Bees Knees, Ramos Gin Fizz, Dark N Stormy, Champagne Cocktail, Tippling Mule, French 75, Mint Julep & many more. -------------------------

Where: 1804 W. FM 646 #R, Dickinson, TX 77539 When & What: Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30 p.m. – close: $1 Sake; Thursday: Ladies Night with $1 Sake Bomb & $1 Margaritas

Masa Sushi Fusion (1) Where: 977 Nasa Parkway, Houston What & When: Tuesday $5 Appetizers & $3 Sake Cocktail; Thursday Ladies Night: Ladies get 1 glass of wine on the house.

Where: 4650 E NASA Pkwy, Seabrook When & What: Mon.-Fri. 3-7 pm & All Day Wednesday; All “Seductive 7” Cocktails $5, Dom. Bottles $2.50, Import Bottles $3.50 (Except Ballast Point), Under the Volcano Shots $4 + Select food discounts

HAPPY HOUR: 4-8PM MONDAY - SATURDAY WEDNESDAY: LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY: LIVE DJ

Where: 605A 6th Street, Kemah When: Mon.-Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $4.50 Premium Wells $4.50 Wine By The Glass $4 All Drafts (13 taps) ------------------------

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Where: 600 6th Street, Kemah When: Mon-Fri, Noon to 7pm What: $4.75 Premium Wells, $2.75 Longnecks, $3.75 Fireballs ------------------------

craft cocktails, craft beer & spirits Where: 3435 Hwy 146 • Bacliff When: Mon.-Fri. 11am-7pm What: $3 House ’Ritas; $4 Flavored House ’Ritas; $2.75 Dom Bottle Beer; $3.25 Import/Premium Bottle Beer; $3.50 Well Drinks (single liquor); $4 Wine, Free Chips & Salsa Upon Request!

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Where: 605 6th St., Suite C, Kemah When: Mon.-Fri. Noon to 7pm What: $3.50 Wells, $2.50 Dom. Pints --------------------------

Where: 650 FM 517 (Dickinson) When: Monday - Friday 3-6pm What: $1.99 Domestic Draft Pints; $2.99 Premium Draft Pints; $2.99 House Wine & Appetizers --------------------------

Where: 315 Grand Ave., Bacliff When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm What: Drink specials + Mon: $3.25 Well Ritas, Tues: $3.50 Crown Apple, Wed: $3.50 American Honey --------------------------

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FEATURED BARTENDER:

Taylor How long have you been a bartender + How long at Scotty's: I've been bartending for 6 years, starting out in restaurant bars. I'm coming up on my first year mark at Scotty’s. What do you love about working at Scotty's? What I love most about working at Scotty's is the people I'm working with and for. In a neighborhood bar set up, you have the opportunity to establish a real connection with every guest. Everyone I work with feels more like family than just coworkers. Our regulars at both locations are all amazing people from all walks of life that keep my job fun and fulfilling. YOUR favorite day of the week to work at Scotty's & why? Friday is my favorite day of the week to work just because I still get to see my daytime regulars for happy hour and also some new faces that only come out on the weekends.

Are there any new drinks you're excited about? We are starting a new special at our South Shore location called “Pass the Tequila Fridays” featuring several different tequilas. We

Where: 3202 Marina Bay Dr F When: Everyday 4-8pm What: $2.50 Domestic Beer & Well Drinks. $3 Wines. Fireball always $4. Ask about daily specials.

Top 3 drinks you recommend to customers at Scotty's? Our craft beer on tap is always rotating, so every time someone comes in, I always mention the latest beer we’ve got for them to try. The Pimm's Cup is popular at many other bars, but our version has ginger beer and tastes amazing, so I always recommend that for something different. My favorite thing to recommend, however, is our Bloody Mary. We infuse vodka with a variety of peppers, onions and garlic. Scott makes his own bacon salt for the rim and pickles spicy green beans for the garnish that people go crazy for.

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Houston Location Where: 10943 Scarsdale Blvd. When: Everyday 4-8pm What: $2.50 Domestic Beer & Well Drinks. $3 Wines. Fireball always $4. Ask about daily specials.

Scotty’s On The Bay 3202 Marina Bay Dr., Kemah

Scotty’s Pub 10943 Scarsdale Blvd., Houston will have different variations of cocktails every week along with flights of tequilas available and shots. There are some interesting flavors I'm really excited for our guests to try. What do you do when not at work? (Hobbies?) I go to school full time at UHCL, so work and school take a lot of my time. When I'm off, I like to spend as much time with friends and family as possible. I love playing darts, watching sports and reading as much as I can. The most rewarding part of your job (emotionally)? I'm on my last semester for a psychology degree, so learning, understanding and making people happy is what my life revolves around. It is so satisfying for me to make someone a drink after they’ve had a long day or week or year, and for them to be a happier version of themselves because of it. - Continued on Page 36

All information in the SCENE Happy Hour Guide is believed to be true and accurate as of press time, but prices and specials are subject to change.

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Roger’s Chef Andre Cartier: From Page 45 Your Specialty: Over the years, I have prepared a wide range of dishes, but my speciality might be seafood, cajun and good old home-cooked comfort food. I’ve learned to take any food product and turn it into something everyone loves. Taking pride in what I create is important to me, as well as presentation and consistency. Adding a little love to everything I cook makes it all special! Two items I recommend at Roger’s are my Mango-Pico Fish Tacos and our Jack Daniels Ribeye. Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous? Yes, I’ve had the honor of preparing food for many people in the public eye. A personal highlight was preparing gumbo for Charlie Daniels while he was performing in Florida. I got the opportunity to personally deliver it to him. Great gumbo and great concert!

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4pm to 2am

Full Menu Full-Bar We Take All Major Credit Cards

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GREAT LIVE MUSIC ON WEEKENDS Fri., Dec. 2............The Goods Band Sat., Dec. 3................NC2 Cortes

WEDNESDAY: All-U-Can Eat Spaghetti...$9.95

Fri., Dec. 9 ......The Band Hennessy Sat., Dec. 10 ....Mambo Jazz Kings Fri., Dec. 16 ........Hamilton Loomis Sat., Dec. 17 ......................TBA

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Mambo Jazz Kings Dec. 10

Fri., Dec. 23 ........................TBA Sat., Dec. 24 ...................... TBA Fri., Dec. 30 ..............Outlaw Lynn Sat., Dec. 31 ..........Andy and The Dreamsicles (New Year’s Eve Party)

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Andy & Dreamsicles Dec. 31 (NYE) GREAT DRINK SPECIALS DURING ALL LIVE MUSIC

FRIDAY: Catfish Dinner...$9.95 During Football Season: Drink & Food Specials from 4 to 11 pm on Mondays

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Roger’s Bar & Grill: Massive Venue Offering More Than 10,000 Square Feet Of Fun! Roger’s Bar & Grill, located at 1271 Deke Slayton Blvd. in League City, is a lively local hangout with a sports-theme décor. The venue is housed inside a hurricane proof twostory building that took three years to construct. It is this commitment to quality that is Roger’s Bar & Grill’s trademark.

Meet Chef Andre Cartier Chef Cartier brings 40 years of restaurant experience to Roger’s. This includes roughly 15 years locally, many of which were spent running the kitchen for one of the area’s more popular waterfront venues before joining the staff of the area’s largest corporate dining brands. Background / Experience: I attended the culinary school of “Chef George Cartier” my father and mentor. At the age of 13, I began washing dishes, prepping food and cooking alongside my father working my way up in the culinary world. Working with my father allowed me to learn a variety of techniques, which has given me the ability to cook anything from Cajun and soups to seafood and Italian along with good, oldfashioned, down-home meals. - Continued on Page 44

The entire building is wellequipped with plenty of seating, a huge bar, many HDTVs (plus a couple of 12-foot projection TVs). Any seat in the house is a great seat to watch the Sunday NFL Ticket with Every NFL Game, every Sunday or college football game (showing all SEC & Big 10 Conference Football Games). Happy hour is Wednesday through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a cold glass of one of the beers on tap or in a bottle, or order a drink from the full bar. Roger’s Bar & Grill presents live music Friday and Saturday nights. In December, Roger’s hosts quite the range of bands: The Goods Band, NC2 Cortés, The Band Hennessy, Mambo Jazz Kings, Hamilton Loomis and Outlaw Lynn. And then on New Year’s Eve, Andy & the Dreamsicles will be ringing in the New Year right as they take the stage on Saturday, December 31. Drink responsibly and party local at Roger’s Bar & Grill. In addition to live music, Roger’s Bar & Grill has an assortment of games including the latest and greatest Buck Hunter, numerous pool tables, and Golden Tee. Pick a lucky song from the Internet jukebox and have some fun! Let Roger’s Bar & Grill host your next personal or corporate event day or night. The venue is as nice as any hotel in the area with three rooms that each seat more than 100 people. Two private rooms each feature a beautiful mahogany bar. Chef Andre Cartier is happy to assist you in creating a special menu that is unique to your event. Call 281-334-1110 for more information. But you don’t have to have a special occasion to delight in their American and Italian cuisine. The steak and burgers rival the pricier restaurants. Roger’s Bar & Grill is open Mondays during football season from 4 to 11 p.m. with drink and food specials during the game. Check out this month’s ad for business hours, band line up and dinner specials. If you haven’t been to Roger’s Bar & Grill, it’s time to stop in and check it out!

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Monkey Monday $3.50 Wells • $2.50 Dom Pints

Texas Tuesday $1 off Texas Craft Pints $1 off Texas Liquors

Whiskey Wednesday $1 OFF: Crown Royal, Jameson & Import Bottles

Thirsty Thursday $1 off Big Ass Beers $4.50 Fireball & $4.50 Jager

WACKY WEEKENDS $16 Domestic Buckets $5 Vegas Blasters

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605 6TH STREET • KEMAH Happy Monday-Friday (Noon-7pm) Hour $3.50 Wells • $2.50 Domestic Pints

$5 Bloody Marys $4 Micheladas • $2.75 Lonestar $4.50 Mind Erasers $4.50 Zipperheads

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HALF-PRICE NIGHT! Applies to all food & drinks! (6pm-12am)

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ASTORYIA

By Sarah Piña As Clear Lake continues to draw renowned bands to venues in the area, the local music scene is growing right along with it, gaining well-deserved recognition from the shared spotlight. The latest in such ventures will bring major national act Saving Abel (known for their hit “Addicted,” which in 2008 rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart, and continues to get airplay on rock stations nationwide) to America’s Ice House in Texas City on December 16. The Scars Heal in Time, performances from 9-year-old drummer Kross Patrick from the School of Rock, as well as a set by local powerhouse Astoryia are also included on this non-stop rock ticket. Though Astoryia is decidedly the newest band on the ticket, they have quickly gained recognition as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands to originate out of the Houston area. The current lineup includes Mike Carroll (guitar), Trey Klecka (guitar), Josh Padgett (bass), and Tommy Gamble (drums), and vocalist Patrick Gamble, who describes their sound as hard rock and metal, though, because of the group’s varying musical interests, meshes to become more melodic at times.

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“We come from many different musical backgrounds and interests, so we all have our differences and ways about it, but at the end of the day, we come together, and it just works. We do some hard rock metal, but also softer, more melodic acoustic songs, so we tend to appeal to many audiences.” Part of the appeal to fans is also the stories they tell with their music. Though originally named after the street Carroll and Gamble once lived on together, this “storytelling” quality of Astoryia is also a big part of how the group was named. “I think that is what really connects with the audience, the very relatable situations that we talk about with our music, which really does tell a story,” he said. “Even on our upcoming full-length album, which we expect to be released this spring, the music itself tells a story because of the track sequence on the album.” - Continued on Page 30

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ALL ABOARD THE LOCO TRAIN! Metalachi Returns to Clear Lake in December By Sarah Piña “Loco, but that’s how it goes!…” an Ozzy Osbourne-inspired voice sings amidst a backdrop of violin, trumpet, guitar, guitarrón, and a stage filled with musicians reminiscent of the greatest rock and metal icons, all with large sombreros. It’s definitely a version of “Crazy Train”— but wait, is that metal, or… mariachi?

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It’s Metalachi, the world’s only heavy metal mariachi band in full effect, pumping out metal mariachi versions of “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” “Back in Black,” and “Enter Sandman”— and it’s an experience unlike anything else. The group that began as a family of traditional mariachi musicians at a number of events several years ago has today evolved into a powerhouse of inimitable musical-cultural fusion. With monikers and stage presence resonant of the most recognizable names in rock, Vega de la Rocka (vocals), Nacho Picante (guitarrón), Paco Halen (guitar), Kyla Vera (violin), and El Cucuy (trumpet), now tour nationally and will soon return with their unique brand to Scout Bar on December 10. “We started playing almost seven years ago,” master trumpeteer El Cucuy said. “We were all doing straight up mariachi for hire, performing everywhere at events in Los Angeles. One time at a quinceañera, we went ahead and began playing some of the Black Sabbath songs we loved, but in mariachi style, and people went crazy. So at that point we knew we should do more of that, and that’s how Metalachi was born,” he said.

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The breakthrough, like anything in the music industry, wasn’t easy at first, however. “At the beginning, people would come with such low expectations, thinking it would be something that they would just want to make fun of, a joke. And then they realized how good the musicians were,” El Cucuy said, noting that many of the best mariachi musicians can actually be found in Los Angeles. “Everyone thinks Mexico City or Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico when they think of mariachi, but realistically there’s more mariachis in Los Angeles than anywhere else in the world. It is the mariachi capital of the world,” he said. Soon Warren Moscow, their now-manager would come into the picture to help develop the band into what it is today, and the group now counts rock greats such as Billy Idol, Dave Navarro, Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, and Eric Wilson of Sublime as fans, some of whom have joined the band several times on stage during set—further proof that this is a phenomenon and not just any concert. Metalachi is truly a full-on, multi-faceted performance that involves both music and comedic relief. - Continued on Page 33

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SATURDAY DEC 24TH (NO COVER)

DJ KHAOS | NERVOUS REX | DJ SBMT

December 5 & January 2 (First Monday of the Month)

$17 Filet $14 Rib-Eye $14 Ahi Tuna Steak $4 Absolut $4 Crown $4 Rebecca Creek

Obsolete August @ 9pm

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 10pm: DJ Khaos Upstairs & SBMT Downstairs

SATURDAY LIVE MUSIC

YOUR FOOTBALL HEADQUARTERS! * Bucket Specials *

(During Sunday NFL Games)

SAT., DEC. 3 ..................ADRENALINE @9PM SAT., DEC. 10......................SHINOLAH @9PM SAT., DEC. 17 ......................FAL SKYE @9PM SAT., DEC. 24 ..............NERVOUS REX @9PM SAT., DEC. 31 ..................SOFA KINGZ @9PM SAT., JAN. 7 ..............INFINITY’S TWIN @9PM


NEW & ! IMPROVED

BRAND NEW OUTSIDE PATIO!

LEAGUE CITY’S

EASY STREET

Daily Shot Specials

Hosted By

DANNY D'S GUITAR HACIENDA Right Next Door To EASY STREET

MONDAY: $1.75 wells ALL DAY Monday Night Football (Hat Drawing Each Quarter for Prizes)

Singer Song Writer Competition During Open Mic Tuesdays CONTINUES IN DECEMBER (Tuesdays Thru December 27th)

1st: Alvarez Electric Acoustic 2nd : $150 • 3rd: $50 6 weeks total, 4 slots each week; winner each week will get a $20 bar tab & be entered in the final round on 7th week. 3 guest judges will use set criteria to decide winners. The time slots will be from 9:30 to 11pm in between open mic jammers. Sign up will be with Angie Emerson & Rick Recckio. There will be an in-house sign up sheet and online Facebook group.

LIVE MUSIC Friday, Dec. 2 Mike Shanks Saturday, Dec. 3 Chris Hardy Friday, Dec. 9 The Rob Saint Review Saturday, Dec.10 Tati Rains Friday, Dec. 16 Wood n' Wind Saturday, Dec. 17 Chris Hardy Friday, Dec. 23 Mickey Satterwhite Friday, Dec. 30 InDaSkies Saturday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Party! w/Mike Shanks Friday, Jan. 6 Chris Hardy Saturday, Jan. 7 Mike Shanks Friday, Jan. 13 Jeremy Kilgore

TUESDAY: Angie Emerson's Open Mic: & Singer Songwriter competition! Happy Hour for Musicians! WEDNESDAY: Happy Hour for First Responders (Fire, Police) & Teachers Thursday Nights THURSDAY: Ladies Night! $5 Dollar Bombs All Day! Karaoke hosted by (Happy Hour for Single Ladies! 7pm-2am) Plus Karaoke > Vikki's Celebrations SATURDAY: Live Music 9pm to 1am SUNDAY: Patio Party $3 Bloody Marys 11am-7pm

ANGEL GOURMET DOGS

Multiple HDTVs For Sports & Entertainment!

HAPPY HOUR: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. • $2.75 Wells • $2.25 Dom. Beer

PLENTY OF SEATING!

SABRETTS! SHIPPED FROM BROOKLYN NY ON THE PATIO

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 11a.m. - 2a.m.

112 Hwy. 3 N, League City • 281-338-1134 • www.LCEasyStreet.com


Please see Facebook for New Year's Eve Party info

DUO is a family-owned winery & tasting room bar.

Gift Certificates & Christmas Baskets Available! Our spacious 2,700-sq.-ft. room offers a variety of traditional European wines produced from our family’s northern vineyard. Our Rodeo Star ciders are served ice cold on tap, can and growlers to go. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or work event with live music in our comfortable lounge area.

2150-A Dickinson Ave. Dickinson, TX 77539 832-738-1325 • DuoWinery.com M & TU: Private Events WED-FRI: 4-10 pm SAT: 12-10pm SUN: 12-6pm


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December 2016

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