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Dec 29 Better Than Ezra Road to Mardi Gras Tour Dec 31 Reckless Kelly, Sarah Pierce and Rich O’Toole Jan 8 High School Band Challenge Jan 13 Girl Talk Jan 14 Jud Johnson Band & Strings w/Dimitri’s Rail & The 71’s Jan 20 Joe Satriani The Wormhole Tour 2010 w/Ned Evett and Triple Double Jan 22 NOFX & The Bouncing Souls w/Cobra Skulls & Old Man Markley Jan 22 Gaelic Storm Jan 26 Led Zeppelin 2 - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin Jan 27 JJ Grey & Mofro Feb 11 Robin Trower Feb 12 Amos Lee HOB’s concert calendar is continuously being updated. Check online for more info and to purchase tickets. House of Blues, Houston Pavilions, 1204 Caroline. 888.402.5837. hob.com

Special Events

SPORTS HOUSTON AEROS For schedule info and tickets, call or check the website. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk. 713.974.7825. aeros.com HOUSTON DYNAMO For schedule info and tickets, call or check the website. University of Houston Robertson Stadium, 4800 Calhoun. 713.276.7500. houstondynamo.com HOUSTON ROCKETS For schedule info and tickets, call or check the website. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk. 866.4HOU.TIX. rockets.com EXPOS THE MONEY SHOW OF THE SOUTHWEST Dec 2-4 Find out what your old coins and paper money are worth. Meet 400+ dealers, specializing in U.S., world and ancient coins & paper money, medals, tokens, stamps, gems and jewelry from across the globe. Tickets $2, 13 and under free. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. 281.586.9727. houstoncoinshow.org HIGH CALIBER GUN & KNIFE SHOW Dec 4-5 See hundreds of displays of new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, knifes, sharpening tools, coins, camouflage and related items at discount prices. Tickets $8. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. 281.331.5969. highcalibergunshow.com CHEERSPORT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP Dec 12 Game on! Get fired up at this major cheer competition. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. 888.732.3965. cheersportcorp.com HIGH CALIBER GUN & KNIFE SHOW Jan 1-2 See hundreds of displays of new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, knifes, sharpening tools, coins, camouflage and related items at discount prices. Tickets $8. GRB Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. 281.331.5969. highcalibergunshow.com HIGH CALIBER GUN & KNIFE SHOW Feb 5-6 See hundreds of displays of new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, knifes, sharpening tools, coins, camouflage and related items at discount prices. Tickets $8. GRB Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. 281.331.5969. highcalibergunshow.com TOURS SECOND SATURDAY BOAT RIDES Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12 These 30-minute pontoon boat cruises are a great way to spend the afternoon with your family and friends. Capacity is 20 per ride. First come, first serve, no reservations. 10 am-2 pm. $7 adults and $5 children (4-12). Cash only. Meet at downtown’s Sabine Promenade. 713.752.0314 ext. 4. BUFFALO BAYOU WALKING TOURS Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5 & Mar 5 Architecture Center Houston

GLOWORAMA NEW YEAR’S EVE 2011

Dec 31 A New Year’s Eve extravaganza that will light up your world. Highlights include a fabulously funky Illuminated Art Car Parade, live music and a spectacular light show that will usher in the New Year. A parade of lighted cars, scooters and contraptions fill the night with lights and fireballs as it rolls down Avenida de las Americas to set up for a spectacular 3D light show on the walls of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Gloworama is a free, family-friendly event. 7 pm Ice skating demonstrations (the ICE will be open until midnight) 7:30 pm Live music on Discovery Green’s Anheuser Busch Stage 8:45 pm An electrifying performance by ArcAttack 9:30 pm Illuminated Art Car Parade rolls 11 pm ArcAttack is back 11:30 pm 3D light show with fireworks and countdown to 2011 Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney and George R. Brown, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. gloworama.com (ArCH) docents lead you on an architectural stroll along Buffalo Bayou Parkway for an overview of downtown Houston’s history and architecture from its beginnings in 1836 to the central city today. $20 per person, $10 for AIA, Architypes and Bayou Buddies members. 10 am-noon. Tour meets at Market Square Park, 301 Milam. 713.520.0155. aiahouston.org

MINUTE MAID PARK TOUR Get a behind-the-scenes look at Minute Maid Park, including historic Union Station, broadcasting booth or press boxes, Astros’ or visitors’ dugout, luxury suites and much more. $9 adults, $7 seniors and $5 for kids 3-14. Mon-Sat 10 am, noon, 2 pm. Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford. 713.259.8687. astros.com

KAYAK TOURS Dec 4 A kayak adventure through Houston’s stunning urban wilderness. Reservations and payment for tours must be made in advance. Cancellations must take place 48 hours prior to the tour. All equipment is supplied, including the tandem (two-person) sit-on-top kayaks. $60 per person. 9 am-1 p.m. 713.752.0314. buffalobayou.org

TOYOTA CENTER’S BACKSTAGE TOUR The one-hour backstage tour will take you behind the scenes of Houston’s premier destination for sports and entertainment. $7 adults, $5 for kids 12 and under and seniors. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk. 713.758.7715. houstontoyotacenter.com

DISCOVER HOUSTON TOURS Ongoing ghost tours, tunnel walks and rail tours, architecture tours and more are available. Tour guide Sandra Lord is the resident expert and has been conducting downtown and Houston tours since 1988. Ticket prices vary. 713.222.9255. discoverhoustontours.com HERITAGE SOCIETY HISTORIC HOMES TOUR Nestled among 19 acres in the heart of downtown Houston, the Heritage Society boasts eight historic structures dating from 1823 to 1905. Each historic structure is authentically restored to reflect its original magnificence. $6 adults, $4 seniors and free for kids under 18. Tue-Sat 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm and Sun 1 pm, 2:30 pm. 1100 Bagby. 713.655.1912. heritagesociety.org

SAINT ARNOLD BREWING COMPANY TOURS Come visit Texas’ oldest craft brewery in their new location. Every Saturday, the doors open at 11 am and groups will rotate in and out of the facility in an open house format until the final group is allowed in at 2 pm. If Saturdays don’t work for you, check out their weekday open house at 3 pm. After the tour, guests are welcome to stay for a free tasting. $7, no reservations required. All minors under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 2000 Lyons at I-10. saintarnold.com FREE SELF-GUIDED AUDIO WALKING TOURS Put on your headphones, hit play and let local insiders, captivating voices and an original soundtrack envelop you in stories of Houston’s past and present. No need to worry about which way to go or what to look for, we’ll point out everything along the way. Three tours are available: The Ultimate Downtown Tour, Museum District Walk & Roll and A Walk in the Park: Discovery Green Walking Tour. Tours are free and available to download to your iPod or MP3 player at houstondowntown.com or as a podcast on iTunes. Be sure to also download the accompanying map for reference.

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