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LIFE DOES NOT IMITATE ART; LIFE IS ART Oscar Wilde, who held the opinion in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying that, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. I am here to tell you that Mr. Wilde was wrong. Dead wrong. Life does not imitate Art, it is Art itself. Quote me now for the next 125 years. Life is indeed art, not just a pale reflector of it. Life of all kinds is art: human, animal, plant, even life we have yet to discover, the possibility of life elsewhere. What life has created is art; books, music, film, plays, paintings. The energy that exudes Ken Petty from each life is art. Every life has a painting, a story, a song. Life is more than just breathing and moving. It is in its breathing and moving so much more. Can you imagine the millions, billions of story lines walking this earth. You walk by several of them every day. Henry David Thoreau famously said that “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Refuse to leave this life without sharing the art that is you! ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN Art can be frustrating. Not that the object itself is, or can be, but the folks who want it promoted and promoted well. Just as the Public News moved into its burn schedule [meaning, we are on deadline to put out
an issue], we were scratching our heads trying to figure out what the cover art and story should be. Then we remembered that the Woodlands Arts Festival was upon us. Now a little of the back story... The Public News had been reaching out to the Woodlands Art League since last year, offering to help promote their events and such. We were given names of people to contact, put together ideas, visited the Art League site on Sawdust and met some amazing people who love art and loved that fact that the Public News wanted to help promote it. It was a natural fit, a locally owned arts and entertainment newsweekly and the local art league. Now, before I get on my high horse soap box, I will point out that the Conroe Art League has been very helpful, beneficial and hopefully they have seen how the Public News can and does promote the arts. Arts of all kinds, but arts of a Art League nature. The CAL [Conroe Art League] has sent us press releases since our second issue back in February 2014. But the WAL [Woodlands Art League] and the associated WWAF [Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival] have been cold and distant. Why? All we tried to do is offer to help. Is it that Conroe vs Woodlands thing? If so, get over it. We are all Houstonians regardless of the zip code. So, now that the Arts Fest is here and soon to be gone, we can all look to a future where working together is the synergistic model needed to make the 11th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival much more than it has ever been, a community arts window for the world to see.
Editorial Chairman: Ken Petty Music Editor: Jason Palmer Food Editor: Nick Rama Art Editor: Rosanne Friedman Contributing Writers: Jamie Alvear, Mark Crampton, Roxanne Davis, Paul Van Deusen, Susan Love Fitts, Rosanne Friedman, Cindy Groover, Tom Daren Liskey, Carl Palmgren, Bart Pearston, Ken Petty, Rebekah Petty, Anna ‘Pinion’ Pena, Nick Rama, Andy Singer Photography: Paul Van Deusen, Ken Petty, Nick Rama Graphics/Layout: Ken Petty Advertising Executive: Ken Petty Human Resources: Ken Petty Distribution: Ken Petty, Vertical Response Partner Fake Celebrity Intern: Olivia Newton-John
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HOUSTON – Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announces 6 of the 8 plays that will comprise its 2015-2016 Inaugural Season in the renovated theatre. “The New Alley Season in the superb renovation of the Theatre space begins a new era for the Alley Company,” said Boyd. “The roster of plays reflects the most vivid theatrical story-telling anywhere – and we are hugely excited to welcome our family back to its new home, and a new generation of theatre-goers to the Alley.” “On the Hubbard Stage, the unique comedy of One Man, Two Guvnors is matched by the exciting drama of All The Way and the unparalleled comic imagination of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties.” explains Boyd. “The Neuhaus Stage plays host to three thrilling new plays – including the gripping The Other Place by Sharr White, and the ingenious The Nether by Jennifer Haley. It’s a season unparalleled in scope, depth and delight - and an exhilarating, exciting challenge for the Alley actors and artists,” said Boyd. In October, the Alley Theatre’s season begins with Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, and stupendous physical comedy. In the heart of ‘sixties England, charming and doltish Francis, fired from his pop band, unexpectedly finds himself with two new jobs and two new bosses, who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. He has to keep them from discovering each other – and that turns out to be not so simple. Mistaken identities, outrageous farce, love triangles and inspired lunacy are the result. Previews start October 2, opens October 7, and runs through November 1, 2015 Contains adult language and sexual situations. On the Neuhaus Stage in the fall is Sharr White’s The Other Place. A haunting drama about Juliana Smithton, a neurologist whose research leads to a potential breakthrough for a new Alzheimer treatment. Just as it does, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues, she enters into a mystery that blurs fact with fiction, the past with the present, until the elusive truth is unraveled in a windswept cottage on the shores of Cape Cod, “the other place.” Previews start October 23, opens October 28, and runs through November 15, 2015. Contains adult language and mature themes. On the Hubbard Stage in January is the winner of the 2014 Tony Award, All The Way, by Robert Schenkkan. The Alley’s Texas-sized production of this gripping new play about LBJ features a cast combining artists from the Alley, with members of the Dallas Theatre Center portraying some of history’s most dynamic figures: J Edgar Hoover, Martin Luther King, Jr., Governor George Wallace, Senator Hubert Humphrey, Secretary of Defense
Robert McNamara, and the 36th President of the United States himself, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Previews start January 29, opens February 3, and runs through February 21, 2016. Contains adult language. In March on the Hubbard Stage is Travesties, a brilliantly funny, pyrotechnical tour-deforce. A freewheeling, invigorating whirligig of art, revolution, sex and song-and-dance by four-time Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, the Alley’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hapgood, Invention of Love, The Real Thing), Travesties centers around the fictional meeting of three extraordinary figures in Zurich in 1917: the novelist James Joyce, the Dadaist performance artist Tristan Tzara and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The two revolutionary artists and the political Revolutionary collide inside the faulty memory of one of Stoppard’s greatest comic creations, a minor official named Henry Carr, whose exuberant imagination rewrites history in very surprising ways. Previews start March 18, opens March 23, and runs through April 10, 2016. Suitable for mature audiences. Striptease. Nudity. Pie-fights. On the Neuhaus stage in May, is Jennifer Haley’s The Nether, winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Set in the year 2050, The Nether is an intricate sci-fi crime drama that tells the story of a new virtual digital world, which provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every whim, with no consequences in the “real” world. Or so it seems. A female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within, and outside of, this new virtual realm. The investigation begins a battle over technology and the darker side of human desire. Previews start May 13, opens May 18, and runs through June 12, 2016. Sexual content and language. The finale to the season is Born Yesterday, the great American comedy about politics and the power of female persuasion. A delicious screwball classic, Born Yesterday tells the story of a hot-tempered and corrupt tycoon and a not-so-dumb blonde out to “capitalize” on everything Washington has to offer. This ex-showgirl gets an extreme makeover from a political reporter hired by her boyfriend and receives more than a history lesson. Previews start June 3, opens June 8, and runs through July 3, 2016. Suitable for general audiences. The Alley’s 2015-2016 subscription season includes 8 plays, two of which will be announced at a later date, plus traditional holiday special A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas and, returning to the Neuhau Stage for a limited run, The Santaland Diaries.
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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Splashes Back into Houston Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid for only five performances from September 10th through the 13th at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts – Sarofim Hall located at 800 Bagby St. in Houston. In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid is back to thrill TUTS audiences! Dive on in! TUTS will kick off Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Houston this September and will then co-present the production in four additional cities. After closing on Broadway in 2009, The Little Mermaid underwent two years of intensive work to
fine-tune and master the production. In 2014, TUTS produced the revised version which included mesmerizing scenery, dazzling new costumes and high-flying action. TUTS’ 2015/16 season is generously sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health. For all shows, air transportation is provided by United Airlines, the official airline of TUTS. Media sponsors include ABC-13 and Houston Chronicle. Season support is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Theater District Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets will go on sale May 3rd (Available now through season subscriptions only) ; Online: tuts.com, Phone: 713.558. TUTS
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Caroline Allison will host Informational ‘Be Rent Free’ Seminar at Tasting Room in Uptown Park on April 20
Fresh Arts presents the Annual Gala:
THE GUM BALL 2015
A candy coated party and fundraiser celebrating Fresh Arts’ impact on Houston’s Art Community (Houston, TX)- Envision gumdrop mountains, peppermint forests, and an ice cream sea. No, this is not a sugar-induced hallucination, but the return of one of the art scene’s favorite shindigs-the Fresh Arts Annual Gala! This year’s theme is candy coated and dipped in chocolate! That’s right, ladies and gentleman: We are throwing The Gum Ball and partying in the outlandish fashions of the original Candy Man himself! On friday, May 15th from 8pm - 12am, 115 Hyde Park Blvd will transform into the legendary Willy Wonka chocolate factory to celebrate Fresh Arts’ impact on Houston’s art community. So are you ready for your tour? Featuring: Sweet sounds from Houston’s hottest DJs A Fistful of Soul A tantalizing burlesque performance by Tifa Tittlywinks and Emma D’Lemma of Dem Damn Dames A synesthetic interactive carnival experience with avant garde opera singer and performance artist Amanda Gregory
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Please join event chairs Christine Noel Goins + Josh Pazda, Lea McKinney + Haig Tcholakian, Jeff Shell, Claudia Solis + Matthew Wettergreen in honoring acclaimed artist and gallerist Sharon Gus Kopriva and artist/community champion Chris Silkwood at our fizz-filled fete. In true Fresh Arts’ fashion, it will be an all-out blow-out complete with live entertainment, an art auction, off-the-wall costumes, drinks, dancing, delights, chocolate rivers, and (of course) Oompa-Loompas! Come as you favorite treat, celebrities you’re sweet on, psychedelic 60’s/70’s icons or any of the long list of zany, Wonka-inspired misfits. You can’t go wrong for a night of shimmying on a sugar and bubble-filled dance floor! Save May 15th for The Gum Ball and support Fresh Arts: an organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston’s arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public’s engagement with the arts.
HOUSTON, TEXAS - Multi-disciplined and multi-faceted realtor, investor and entrepreneur Caroline Allison has joined Keller Williams Metropolitan in Houston. Allison launched the 2015 ‘Be Rent Free Houston’ campaign to help educate the community on why it is a great time to buy a home and show which are the best properties and best areas to invest and live in today. Allison is eager to share her secrets with prospective buyers in Houston. She is partnering with Jennifer Hernandez of Legacy Mutual Mortgage for her first informational event on Monday, April 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at The Tasting Room in Uptown Park (1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, Texas 77056.). “The way I look at things is if you’re making a rent payment, you need to convert that into a mortgage payment: dollar-fordollar. Once your mortgage is paid off, you own that asset outright. You can’t do that paying rent! I’ve been able to double my money off every home I’ve ever owned. There is no better feeling in the morning when you wake up to a paid-off house, and ask yourself the question: “Do I need to work today? Do I want to work today? That’s what owning a free and clear home can do for all of us. It’s a retirement plan, and it represents asset diversification. If you have a 401K, you also need to own real estate as well,” said Allison. At the Tasting Room event, guests will be able to ask questions and have a chance to register for an exclusive, first-of-its-kind, Inner Loop Property Bus Tour on Saturday, May 9, that will feature several available homes in Montrose, the Museum District, the Heights and Rice Military. Additionally, there will be a drawing for dinner at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and two tickets for the Lana Del Rey concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
“Whether you’ve lived in Houston for several decades or just moved here, everyone will learn something very impactful from this unique one-of-a-kind presentation and real world experience of exploring Houston real estate by bus,” added Allison. Raised in Texas, Allison has 15 years’ experience in residential and commercial real estate sales and development in many key major market areas from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. to Houston. She has travelled to more than 100 countries and relished the opportunity of returning to Texas and specifically to Houston in 2012 because of its lifestyle, international makeup and progressive mindset. Allison holds a degree in international relations from the University of Southern California and a graduate degree in international economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Away from the office, Allison heads the SAIS/Johns Hopkins alumni chapter in Houston and participates in activities with the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, the World Affairs Council, and the Jones Partners and Jesse Jones Graduate School Entrepreneurs Organization at Rice University. She is an avid runner who has run in five marathons, including the Chevron Houston Marathon and a supporter of Houston’s parks and nature areas. “Being able to act quickly, negotiate effectively and structure a winning transaction that meets my client’s goal is always my goal. I wanted to specialize in residential real estate because I like the personal nature of a home where people create their family and build a lifetime of memories,” said Allison. For more information please call 832-6616097 or log on to www.berentfreehouston. com for more contact information and to click on the ‘RSVP’ tab for the event.
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For more information call 281.367.9622 Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce’s Tastefest Thursday, May 14, 2015 5pm-8pm Lone Star Convention Center 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, TX Bring your appetite and sample some local culinary delights from local restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers and more at the Conroe/ Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce’s Tastefest presented by H-E-B. Guests can sample mouthwatering appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries and beverages. Tickets are $15 for adults, $25 for two adults and $5 children ages 12 and under. Tickets are available to purchase at the Chamber, H-E-B and Gold’s Gym or visit conroe.org.
STAGES Shakespeare in the Shade: As You Like It. Fri/Sat, April 10/11, 2015 at 7:30pm Saturday, April 18 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Rd. Tomball Harris County Precinct 4’s Shakespeare in the Shade brings the classic comedy As You Like It to life with free performances held rain or shine at Burroughs Park, located at 9738 Hufsmith Road in Tomball, 77375. Theater-style seating and picnic tables will be available under the covered pavilion at Burroughs Park on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone is invited to bring their own food and nonalcoholic drinks to enjoy during this festive Shakespearean event. A Tribute To Broadway Sat/Sun April 11-12, 2015 8pm/2pm Players Theatre Company Owen Theater, Conroe
ONGOING EVENTS ARTS Conroe Art League Every Monday 9:30am-12:30pm Every Wednesday 6pm-9pm The Wonders of Watercolor Classes with Carrie Allbritton! Carrie discounts that old saying that watercolor is the hardest media and unforgiving, believing instead that when you understand the paints and what they do on paper, you will find it fun, rewarding and very forgiving. Ongoing watercolor classes every Monday from 9:30am - 12:30pm AND every Wednesday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Conroe Art League Gallery. Contact Carrie directly at: carrieallbritton@ gmail.com or 936-444-7303 Cost: $25.00 per class (payable a month in advance) Conroe Art League Every Tuesday 1pm-3:30pm Oil Painting Classes w/Gary Hernandez Each student works at his/her own pace in a creative and pleasant atmosphere. The students will learn the tools and materials of oil painting. New students will be painting a new painting at the first session. You will copy master paintings as a pathway to creating your own style of painting. You will learn.... -How to use a grid to quickly layout the painting. -How to select the right palette. -How to select and mix colors.
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The Players Theatre Company will present fundraiser “A Tribute to Broadway” April 11 at 8 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. in the Owen Theatre, 225 Metcalf, in downtown Conroe. Marty Craig directs 11 of The Players most recognized vocalists singing Broadway’s all time hits from Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music, Buddy Holly Story, Les Miserables and more. Refreshments will be served. Tickets for the fundraiser are $25, with proceeds going to fund Players’ performances and special theatre projects. To reserve call the box office at 936-539- 4090 or go online to owentheatre.com. TUTS’ Behind The Mask Gala Benefitting TUTS’ Education and Community Engagement Programs Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:30pm Hobby Center for the Performing Arts 800 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002 *This is a black tie event Headlining the evening’s entertainment is Broadway star Adam Pascal. Pascal was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Drama League and Obie Award for his performance as Roger in RENT. He also received a Drama League Award for his performance as Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical Aida. About TUTS’ Education and Community Engagement Programs TUTS’ Education & Community Engagement programs provide year-round instruction and musical theatre experiences to over 75,000 individuals annually. The Humphreys School
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of Musical Theatre (HSMT) offers techniquedriven classes to educate and develop musical theatre students of all ages and ambitions, from the beginner to the Broadway bound. The River Performing and Visual Arts Center (The River) provides flexible, affordable fine arts education for individuals with disabilities. Through the Classes in the Community program, TUTS teams up with schools, hospitals and social service organizations to bring the magic of musical theatre out into the community. TUTS also annually presents the Tommy Tune Awards, honoring the best and brightest in Houston’s high school musical theatre programs.
EDUCATION US Citizen Prep Thursday, April 9, 2014 1-3pm Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library Rosa Ramirez of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will conduct a program at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library on United States citizenship preparation. She will also provide materials for program attendees which include study guides for the history and civics test, and CDs covering the citizenship interview. This program will take place on Thursday, April 9th, 1-3 pm. Registration is required for this program. Call the library at 281-821-1320 for more information about the program. Green Thumb Gardening Series Thursday, April 9, 2015 6:30-8:30 pm Barbara Bush Branch Library The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb gardening series of lectures at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Come and learn on April 9 from 6:30-8:30 pm. These lectures are free and space is limited so please call 281-855-5600 to register. This series will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. The topic this month is “Basic Irrigation and Rainwater Harvesting.” Come and learn how to be a more successful gardener. The topic for May is “Basic Pest Control for Gardeners.” Special Computer Class: Digital Photography Saturday, April 11, 2015 10am Barbara Bush Branch Library Bring your digital camera (optional) to this beginner’s class - Learn the basics of achieving the right exposure and how to use the menus, as well as key features to look for when purchasing a digital camera. Camera maintenance will also be discussed. Class will be held in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab. Bouncing Back: How to Recover from Financial Setbacks Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:30-8pm Barbara Bush Branch Library Kelly Keith, LMSW, Program Manager of The Women’s Resources of Greater Houston will present a seminar on how to recover from financial setbacks. Come on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 to learn how to achieve financial stability after a financial loss. No registration necessary. Book Clubs
-How to select the right paint brushes -How to apply color theory and use the color wheel. -How to pick the right canvas and how to coat a canvas. -How to varnish a painting. -How to paint in Grisaille These are only a few of the tips I will teach you to create successful paintings and more importantly have an enjoyable painting experience. Ongoing classes every Tuesday from 1:00pm - 3:30pm at the Conroe Art League Gallery127 Simonton St. - Conroe, TX 77301 Contact Gary Hernandez directly to sign up: 713-569-9209 or garyhernandezstudio@ yahoo.com Cost: $35.00/per class paid in advance monthly. Conroe Art League Second Tuesday of the month 2:30pm-6pm Photography Learning Center w/Ed Gorman The Photography Learning Center is back at the Conroe Art Gallery!! If you have questions about photography or how to use your camera, whether it’s a DSLR, SLR, film, cell phone, iPad, etc., then come to the Conroe Art Gallery on the second Tuesday of each month from 2:30pm - 6:00pm. The Conroe Art Gallery is at 127 Simonton St., Conroe, TX 77301. Ed will show you how to work your camera and take better photographs. Contact Ed Gorman: edgorman1973@ gmail.com or call 936-443-3487 for more information. Conroe Art League First and Third Thursday 1pm3:30pm Figure Drawing Group Classes are at the Conroe Art League Gallery 127 Simonton St. Conroe, TX 77301 Live Model, All Skill Levels Welcome! For more information contact: Darby Kachmar email@example.com 936-2285126 or Marilyn Lowry mlowry3@comcast. net or 936-447-1579 Fee is $10 per session, no reservation necessary Conroe Art League Every Thursday 2pm-4:30pm Painting with Pastels This is an ongoing weekly course, beginning February 5, 2015. The class meets every Thursday from 2:00pm - 4:30pm in the upstairs classroom at the Conroe Art League Gallery - 127 Simonton St. - Conroe, TX 77301. Painting in pastels is quick, easy, colorful, beautiful, very portable - and FUN! Handled correctly, pastels will last many lifetimes and their pure colors never fade, crack, or peel. No stress and no pressure here to paint a masterpiece. You’ll learn how to turn “happy accidents” into a part of your painting, or erase it - pastels are very forgiving. Everyone will hjave a chance to experiment with different techniques and materials, and you’ll develop your own unique style over time. For those who are new to art, you’ll learn the basics of drawing and painting. For more experienced artists who are new to pastels, you’ll learn the characteristics and
techniques that are unique to pastels. At the end of each class, you’ll have a finished or nearly-finished painting to take home, ready for framing. Each student is encouraged to learn at their own pace. You are welcomed to do a class-based painting from reference photos provided by the instructor, or bring in your own reference materials to use. We may also paint from life, or go outdoors to paint as the weather permits. During this ongoing course, you will: -Improve your drawing skills, including proportions and perspective. -Learn how to see and paint values, types of underpaintings, both wet and dry. -Create different effects using hard vs. soft pastels. -Layer and blend pastels to get exactly the color you want. -Develop and use a portable pastel kit for outdoor painting and travel. -Know how to paint trees, clouds and water. -Learn how to paint and draw from life and en plein air (outdoors). There’s no pressure to develop a masterpiece or “do it right”. This class is all about having fun and discovering the artist in you. You’ll have lots of individual attention from the instructor with helpful feedback so your paintings keep getting better. Your supply list has options to fit a budget, and everyone is welcomed to register and join us any time. Please contact the instructor, Kathy Fediw, at Kathy@jfaconsultingbiz.com or call her business number at 281-687-6966, if you have any questions and for a list of materials. Cost: $30.00 per class, payable at the first of each month or at the beginning of each session. Instructor: Kathy Fediw, LEED AP ID+C, CLP, CLT
EDUCATION Barbara Bush Branch Library Ongoing [call for class dates & times] Ongoing Computer Classes Dave Smith, computer instructor, will be teaching seven different computer classes at the Barbara Bush Branch Library in March 2015. The classes are Computer Basics, Introduction to the Internet, Email, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Publisher. He also teaches additional classes which are offered at various times throughout the year, including Digital Photography and Smartphone Tips. Please call for the dates and times of the classes and to register. Each class meets for a single 2-hour session. As class size is limited to 12 people, pre-registration is required for each class. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens 30 days prior to the class. Please visit the website (www.hcpl.net) or call the library at 281-376-4610 for more information and to register for these classes. The classes are held in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. Baldwin Boettcher Library Ongoing English As A Second Language The Baldwin Boettcher Library Staff provides ESL classes for folks who want to learn to speak English or improve their
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EVENT CALENDAR continued continued from page 8 Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7pm Barbara Bush Branch Library The Evening Book Club’s March selection is The Traitor’s Wife: the woman behind Benedict Arnold and the plan to betray America by Allison Pataki. All are welcome, bring a friend. The May selection is The Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford. Journaling at the Library April 20, 2015 3:30 pm Barbara Bush Branch Library Need motivation to write your life story? Join this beginner’s group. Monday, April 20 @ 3:30 pm—WCR conference room. Please call the library at 281-376-4610. The coordinator would like to send you a welcoming e-mail and tell you what to expect. She will also provide you with the prompts that are being used this month. Book Clubs April 20, 2015 7pm Barbara Bush Branch Library Great Books Discussion Group will meet in the WCR Conference Room located on second floor of the Barbara Bush Branch Library at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. Title for April is Rothschild’s Fiddle by Anton Chekov. Great Books meets on the third Monday of each month from 7:00-8:45 PM. Contact Ed Boran for more information - 281-353-1450. Book Clubs Thurs/Fri April 23/24, 2015 1:30/2:30pm Barbara Bush Branch Library The Afternoon Book Club will discuss Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin on Thursday, April 23 at 1:30 PM. This program will be repeated on Friday, April 24 at 2:30 PM. Please feel free to attend either session. continued from page 8 English speaking skills. Our beginning classes are scheduled on Mondays, 6-7:30 pm; Fridays 1-3 pm; Our intermediate ESL classes are on Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm and Thursdays, 1-3 pm; Our conversational English class is on Tuesdays 10-12 pm; Our advanced English class is on Tuesdays 4-5 pm. Call the library at 281-821-1320 for more information about the ESL classes. Barbara Bush Branch Library Every Thursday noon-1pm Yoga For Stress Relief Certified yoga instructor, Linda Popinksi, offers this free class every Thursday from 12:00-1:00 in the Earl Elliott Room at the Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. Both men and women are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat and a beach towel. Barbara Bush Branch Library Every Friday noon-2pm French Classes with Marie Come and learn French with Marie on Fridays from 12:00-2:00. The class is intermediate level and so some knowledge of French is required. No registration is necessary. The class will meet in the Robin Bush Room at the Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.
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The May selection is The Awakening by Kate Chopin.
ARTS SUPERNOVA: A multi-media group exhibition that explores the relationship between art and science Through May 9, 2015 Fresh Arts “Supernova” is a group exhibition of works by current students and recent graduates of the MFA and MS in Visualization programs at Texas A&M University. The Department of Visualization and its Viz Lab is a unique environment that explores the intersection of art, science and technology. Curators, Krista Steinke and Sherman Finch, intentionally kept the selection criteria for “Supernova” very broad by including art that is either informed or inspiredby science. This open criterion allowed for the inclusion of a wide range of media: including performance, video, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. The public is invited to an opening reception beginning at 6 p.m., with a performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27, along with a community workshop entitled Natural Preserves: Aquascaping, on May 9, from 2-4 p.m., where participants may create their own submerged compositions using repurposed mason jars and an assortment of aquatic plants. Both events are free and held at Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, Houston, TX, 77007. Free parking is available. Curated By: Krista Steinke And Sherman Finch Featuring: Gretchen Freitag, Cassandra Hanks, Morgan Jenks, Erica Malone, Laura Murphy, Emily Oswald, Talie Pittman, Amy Richards, Tiffany Sanchez, Justin Sheehy, Mallory Snell, James Storey Cultured Cocktails with Doctor Major Productions Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5pm-7pm Big Thicket Distilling Every Saturday noon, 2pm, 4pm Big Thicket Distilling Tours We offer tours at 12, 2 and 4pm on Saturdays. $10 per person. Includes a distillery tour and tasting of our products. Make your reservation online at BigThicketDistilling.com Big Thicket Distillery’s telephone number is 936-666-1341
GAMING Beginner HeroClix Sundays at 4:30pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 HeroClix is a fun game that allows players to pit their favorite Heroes and Villains against each other in combat! Battle characters from multiple series, from Lord of the Rings to the Justice League! Who will reign victorious on the fields of battle? For beginners or casual players HeroClix Tournament Night Mondays at 7pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 HeroClix is a fun game that allows players to pit their favorite Heroes and Villains against each other in combat! Battle characters from
Fresh Arts 307 Fairview St. near the corner of Taft St. Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, April 9th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -7:00PM happy hour will go to support Doctor Mayor Productions. Enjoy a drink or two, meet Doctor Mayor himself, and take-in Boheme’s bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the organization, so don’t be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Doctor Mayor Productions! For more info visit: https://www.fresharts.org/ events/cultured-cocktails-doctor-mayor-productions-0 Cultured Cocktails w/Miller Outdoor Theatre Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5pm-7pm Fresh Arts 307 Fairview St. near the corner of Taft St. Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, April 23rd, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -7:00PM happy hour will go to support the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Enjoy a drink or two, meet the Miller Outdoor Theatre Advisory Board, and take-in Boheme’s bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the organization, so don’t be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for the Miller Outdoor Theater! For more info visit: https://www.fresharts.org/ events/cultured-cocktails-miller-outdoor-theatre
financial stability and tax mastery! For more info visit: https://www.fresharts.org/ events/workshop-your-best-headshot-cv
GAMING Star Wars X-Wing Tournament Saturday April 11, 2015 11am Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 292-8444 Star Wars X-Wing is a fun and innovative dogfighting game, in which you must defeat your opponents in space combat! Use ships from the Star Wars universe as you construct your custom squadrons, and fight for either the Empire or the Rebel Alliance! Players should come with 100 point squads, and all waves are legal. Start: 11am Entry: $10 For more Details go to: https://www.facebook.com/ events/798756990208078/
Warhammer Fantasy Tournament Saturday April 18, 2015 Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 292-8444 Taking place 40,000 years before the events of Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy takes you to a world of magic, Elves and Dwarves. With dark Necromancers and Demons roaming the lands, you take on the role of a general commanding your warriors on to victory! Will you Headshot & CV (For performing artists ) side with the darkness, or will you defend the Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6pm-8pm light? Fresh Arts Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, 77007 Points: 2500 $15 entry fee. Are you geared up for this tax season? Unsure No Special Characters how to file your hard-earned creative labor? For more Details go to: Organizing and preparing your financial data as https://www.facebook.com/ an artist can be difficult to navigate. Let Fresh Arts and Kathy Ploch help guide you on a road to events/335429549982307/ multiple series, from Lord of the Rings to the Justice League! Who will reign victorious on the fields of battle? For more experienced players, and competitive players Netrunner Meetup Night Mondays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 Netrunner is an amazing living card game, with an amazing story and amazing game mechanics. Players compete using one of two decks they construct, either the Corporation or the Runner. In a Matrix style world, Runners jack into the computer system in order to hack into the Corporation’s systems in order to discover their secret agendas. Casual meetup night for players of all experience levels X-Wing Meetup Night Tuesdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 Star Wars X-Wing is a fun and innovative dogfighting game, in which you must defeat your opponents in space combat! Use ships from the Star Wars universe as you construct your custom squadrons, and fight for either the Empire or the Rebel Alliance! Casual meetup night for players of all experi-
ence levels Pokemon League Wednesdays 5pm - 8pm Space Cadets Collection Collection 27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North, TX 77385 Free and open to all. Learn to play, trade cards, have fun with friends and make new friends. Earn free League only Pokemon foil cards by playing 7 games (DS or card). On any given week we have 25-40 players aged from 6-40+ (yes we have moms and dads that play also :) World War Wednesday Wednesdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 This is a meet up for all our Historical themed miniatures games. Bolt Action, Flames of War, and Saga players rejoice! We have tables as well as beautiful terrain for players to use. It’s a great event for both beginners and veterans alike, and a great way to spend a Wednesday! Casual meetup night for players of all experience levels Magic Commander Night Wednesdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444
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Test your mettle in one of Magic the Gathering’s most popular multiplayer format! As one of the most fun and casual formats for Magic, Commander night is a blast! Players Construct a 100 card deck with no duplicates allowed, and play in a multi-man game leading to some crazy shenanigans. See you on the battlefield! Casual meetup night for players of all experience levels Warmachine and Hordes Meetup Night Thursdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 Warmachine and Hordes (commonly known as Warma/Hordes) is an awesome Miniatures game where players assume the role of a general leading their warriors into combat. Control amazing machines called Jacks or harness the wild power of powerful beasts and monsters to destroy your adversaries. Casual meetup night for players of all experience levels My Little Pony Collectable Card Game Thursdays All Day Space Cadets Collection Collection 27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North, TX 77385 Come learn how to play the My Little Pony collectible card game. Free event each week. Magic Draft Night Thursdays at 7pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 Players purchase 3 booster packs from standard (depending on what the group votes to draft), and an additional 2 booster packs of any available expansion to add to the prize pool! Players then construct a 40 card deck from the contents of their draft to compete with, battling for prizes and glory! Fun event for players of all experience levels, and perfect for players to expand their collection For more Details go to: https://www.facebook.com/ events/340064569532538/ Friday Night Magic Fridays at 7pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 Experience one of the most intense and fun Standard Magic tournaments in the area every Friday at Fat Ogre! Players bring a 60 card Standard legal deck to compete in a massive tournament! A fun night for players of all ages and experience levels, Friday Night Magic is your premier Magic event. Fun event for players of all experience levels
For more Details go to: https://www.facebook.com/ events/510118335795397/ Warhammer Meetup Night Fridays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 A fun meetup night for both Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k players, Fat Ogre has an amazing community for Warhammer. A great night for players of all experience levels, new players can feel free to stop by and learn! Fun event for players of all experience levels Hero Clix Saturdays 3pm – 5pm Space Cadets Collection Collection 27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North, TX 77385 Come on out and learn how to play Hero Clix. We are an official HeroClix tournament site , so come and enjoy the fun. We have added a full line of Hero Clix items. Marval Dice Masters League Saturdays 5pm – 8pm Space Cadets Collection Collection 27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North, TX 77385 Learn how to play this exciting new game, which sold out all over the nation as soon as it was released. It is an inexpensive game to start , at around $15 for a starter and $1.00 for boosters. If you have ever played the dace game Quarriors, this will seem familiar to you, as it is created by the same company. Join us! Board Game Night Saturdays 5pm – 8pm Space Cadets Collection Collection 27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North, TX 77385 Bring your favorite board or card game. Meet up with friends or make new ones while you are here! Please only bring all ages appropriate games. Monopoly anyone? We want everybody to be able to participate.
TO THE REPUBLIC
“WE DON’T HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM” SO CLAIMED MR. OBAMA [Jan. 7, 2013] by Bart Pearston With Easter behind us in just a few more days we will hit a couple of much less “celebratory” milestones. Everyone is well aware of April 15th. Yes, Mr. Taxman; Mine are done. I have read that the deadline deluge decreases the risk of being audited by the IRS, so I sent it in last weekend. I try to minimize the size of my refund. Filing early to get mine to “gain” the pittance of interest on it in the bank is no big loss. Doing them myself is a bigger bonus. I guess I could/should invest my refund. That would put me in the minority of Americans Bart Pearston (28%). A larger share of the 54% who will be receiving refunds, will use it to pay down debt (30%). According to Bankrate.com, 26% will use it on daily bills and expenses. This is quite different from our recent past when the majority of taxpayers spent their refunds on purchases and/ or trips. Now they use their refunds to pay bills and debt. This is either attributed to nervousness about the economy or individual overspending. My guess is it is a combination of both. I am all in favor of paying down debt, but even more in favor of not having it in the first place. If our country were an individual with $33,000 income and spent $42,000 annually you’d think he had a “spending problem”, wouldn’t you? If I said the 27% of his income indebtedness he accrued and spent out of his budget servicing that debt annually,you’d say he’d be wise to pay that down. By now, the astute “To the Republic” reader probably has caught on that the individual I am
talking about is Uncle Sam. Sam has taken in $3.3 Trillion in taxes and spent $4.2 Trillion average the past 7 years for just under $1 Trillion annual additional debt per year. But a month after President Obama made the statement above, Ex-Speaker Pelosi repeated the same line and two years later, nothing has changed. It sounds to me like nobody should be expecting Sam to cut his spending much in the next few years in spite of exceeding $18 Trillion in total national debt. I am no economist, but I can see that we can’t continue to “kick the can down the road” much longer. If you don’t cut spending, then revenue must increase tremendously soon. Tax Freedom Day this year fell back 1 day to April 17th here in Texas. Tax Freedom Day is calculated by the number of days the average worker has to work just to pay their taxes each year. Texas is one of the lower dates in the country and has a budget surplus. That is not the case for most of the country. States like NJ, NY, and Conn. already are into mid-May for their Tax Freedom dates due to state income taxes. With struggling economies, they are in no position to absorb even more taxation. So this April 15th, when you are feeling relieved to be “free” of your fiduciary burden to the IRS, have a little toast on April 17th to celebrate that you live in Texas. From the sounds coming out of D.C., this may be the closest we get to April 15th for Tax Freedom Day. Either that, or I fully expect us to be looking at a $20T debt that would make even the most ardent Keynesian, deficit-spending advocate recoil, especially with the pressure on the Fed to raise interest rates. Keynesian economics depends on an expanding economy. Raising taxes or increasing debts will only prevent that from occurring.
Magic Modern Tournament Saturdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics 525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 A fun tournament for Magic the Gathering players to test their competitive skill with access to older and more powerful cards. Players bring a Modern legal deck comprised of 60 cards, and compete for prizes and glory! Players may use any Magic the Gathering card printed after 8th edition, with a few specific exceptions. Fun event for players of all experience levels For more Details go to: https://www.facebook.com/ events/1376049572715159/
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New Releases - April 7, 2015
Austin’s Sweet Spirit Announce Headlining US Tour Dates + West Coast Run with Spoon Adam Cayton-Holland Backyards
Blues Traveler Blow Up The Moon
Brian Wilson No Pier Pressure
Folk Family Revival Water Walker
FRESH MUSIC ON THE HORIZON New Releases - April 14, 2015 Calexico - Edge Of The Sun Dwight Yoakam - Second Hand Heart Halestorm - Into The Wild Life Stranger Cat - In The Wilderness
New Releases - April 21, 2015 Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color Built To Spill - Untethered Moon Passion Pit - Kindred Yelawolf - Love Story
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Self-titled EP Available Now, Debut Full Length Produced by Mike McCarthy Coming Summer 2015 With notorious ferocity and powerful hooks, Meredith), Leslie Matthews on alto sax, and trumpeter Samuel Rives. Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen’s newest Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Heartless Basmusical project, Sweet Spirit, has quickly tards) will produce their first record, due in garnered critical acclaim and captivated the summer 2015 on Nine Mile Records. Austin music scene. Known to long-time Austinites for their work in A Giant Dog US Tour Dates: and Bobby Jealousy, Sweet Spirit proudly Apr. 21 - Kansas, MO @ miniBar strengthens a decade-plus collaboration between the writing partners. In support of their Apr. 23 - Madison, WI @ Mickey’s Tavern Apr. 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ Shit Biscuit new self-titled EP, the band will hit the road for their first-ever headlining tour followed by Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL @ The Burlington Apr. 26 - Hamtramck, MI @ New Dodge a run of dates with Spoon. “Listening to the first track, a bouncy, garage Lounge Apr. 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog rock single with mobile minor key guitar Apr. 28 - New Brunswick, NJ @ The Court riffing and a chorus posing the question, ‘If I Tavern ask real nice, will you let me be on top?,’ the Apr. 29 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop cigararette fell from my mouth and into my Apr. 30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Don Pedro’s lap - my jaw literally dropping,” said Kevin May 01 - Chapel Curtin of the Austin Hill, NC @ The Cave Chronicle. “The You can stream the Sweet Spirit EP via May 02 - Nashville, remainder, featuring fast rock & roll with Bandcamp here: https://ninemilerecords. TN @ The Basement bandcamp.com/album/sweet-spirit-ep East dominant doo-wop, May 04 - Athens, GA tropical, and country @ Flicker Theatre and Bar influences left me equally stunned.” May 06 - Lafayette, LA @ Artmosphere Following a performance at the 2015 May 07 - Houston, TX @ Continental Club SXSW Music Conference, Todd Martens of May 10 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 The Los Angeles Times called Sweet Spirit May 17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond “The musical embodiment of a pep rally, the Ballroom* promising band is all arms-in-the-air shoutalongs.” Deborah Sengupta-Stith of the Austin May 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland* May 19 - Fargo, ND @ Fargo Theatre* American-Statesman said “Sabrina Ellis is May 21 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater* a force of nature. Her voice soars, pierces May 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl* through swells of sound even when she’s May 25 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory* barreling into a guitar riff or go-go dancing May 29 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater* (which she does freqently and enthusiastiMay 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern* cally).” Jun. 01 - San Diego, CA @ North Park TheDrafted alongside Ellis and Cashen are atre* lifelong pianist Jake Knight (also of Bobby Jun. 02 - San Diego, CA @ North Park TheJealousy), drummer Daniel Blanchard atre* (Leatherbag, Wire Tree), Megabig bassist Jon Fichter, and Charmbomb guitarist Josh * - with Spoon Merry. The Sweet Spirit house band features vocalist/percussionist Cara Tillman (Burgess
ART TALK tate of the Mishnah, a Talmudic compilation of the writings of Rabbis called, “Ethics of our Fathers” known as the Pirkei Avot read at this time of year after Passover and before Shauvot. The notion of protecting the Torah from violation by building fences, is protecting holiness with layers of borders. Pauline Jacobsberg created layers of borders around the memories of those that fled the Holocaust, coincidentally resounding the voices of Rabbis of ancient times, relevant to these times, building fences around the sacred. Pauline Jacobsberg writes, “ I am inspired to create permanent impressions of works filled with tenderness, caring and humanity balanced with pathos and grief leaving haunting memories…” Seven years after living in Bolivia the Jacobsberg family moved to Washington Heights a northern part of Manhattan. I sat in reverie recalling this work of Pauline Jacobsberg, with my old friend Eddie and his darling wife, Irene. Eddie is a retired geologist actually a micro-paleontologist that has lived around the world with Irene and their children. Coincidentally he is originally from Washington Heights that northern part of Manhattan. In 1939, he tells me, as a teenager, he listened to the radio that told him the Nazis were invading the town where all of his extended family lived. Later, he knew where they were sent, to disappear. His voice in telling is their only trace.
BUILDING FENCES AROUND THE LAW story by Rosanne Friedman photos courtesy Ian Perry Steve Martin, comedian and art collector, was interviewing the art writer at the New Yorker Magazine, Peter Schjeldahl: Mr. Schjeldahl is a post modern poet who, living in New York in the fifties, wrote art reviews that paid by the line, in order to make rent. He recalls the day when someone took him aside and explained the difference between Original Prints and prints as reproductions done in offset lithography, in those days, and as giclee, expensive zerox prints, these days. Original Hand Pulled Prints are works of art equal to paintings or sculpture, and there are prints out there that are on the same level as posters or copies of sive like memories evoking reverie. books, both are signed and numbered, it can Romantic as a sense of time evident but it erodes yet leaves traces of all be confusing. After being sensitized to that things. definition, Mr. Schjeldahl’s life was ever after changed. The photographs that are now prints are faint in contrast. Visual There is an original Printmaking Exhibiborders are created around these tion on view until June 15 at the Holocaust images, by layers of paper, or frames Museum by artist Pauline Jacobsberg, She of printed borders. Within those found her husband’s family to be a source sometimes tactile borders there is for her artwork. The family fled from Nazi something personal, something Germany to Bolivia in 1939. Seven years sacred, traces of memories of lives, later they moved to Washington Heights, a certainly something to be found. northern part of Manhattan. The famous Rabbinical maxim to ‘build a fence around the law” was In the center of her prints are images of faded photographs of faces and people, elu- originally published in a small trac-
As I remember hearing from my husband’s father: his mother had come to this country as a teenager and later married. She spoke five languages, she was brilliant, as the family stories came to me, memories echoed from lost voices. My daughter’s middle name is her name, Elizabeth. When letters from Elizabeth’s family in Cracow stopped coming, Elizabeth knew that they were gone. There was only absence, the intangible nothingness. Ha Shoah is the Hebrew word The Holocaust, Yom means Day. This year the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust is April 16th. The Holocaust Museum’s program: “The City Wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration” is April 19, 2015 from 3 PM-4 PM at Congregation Emanuel 1500 Sunset Blvd. Houston, Texas 77005 This is open to the public. It is a free event. The mission of the Holocaust Museum is broader than just to remember, it is to remember and not to forget-- so that this and nothing like this never, ever happens again: No Bullying, No Genocide. In the words of Martin Luther King: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, Whatever affects one directly, Affects all indirectly.”
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PUBLIC NEWS GIG GUIDE CONROE Backwoods Saloon 230 Lexington Ct.., Conroe 936-273-0203 no website Fri Apr 10 9pm Joshua Chase Sat Apr 11 9pm Texas Twisters Sat Apr 18 9pm Snit’s Dog & Pony Show Bernhardt Winery 9043 County Road 204, Plantersville www.bernhardtwinery.com All Shows start one hour prior to sunset Shows are $10 - ages 18 and up Sun Apr 12 Vince King Sun Apr 19 Already Gone Sun Apr 26 Johnny & the Spinsations Sun May 3 Yelba & Latin Fire Sun May 10 Shake Russell Sun May 17 The Fab 5 Sun May 24 Ezra Charles & the Texas Bluz Review Sun May 31 The .07 Blues Band The Corner Pub 302 N. Main St., Conroe 936-788-2390 www.thecornerpubinconroe.com Tuesday Open Mic with Jeremy Bankhead Wednesday Hippie Night with The Lankfords Brothers Thurday FarLand jams with Adam McFarland Fri Apr 10 9pm Zach Walthers & the Cronkites Sat Apr 11 9pm Bradley Sherrer Fri Apr 17 9pm Justin Dyess & Brandon Smith Sat Apr 18 9pm Grant Harrison Trio Fri Apr 24 9pm Chad Ware Band Sat Apr 25 9pm Nick Verzosa Fri May 1 9pm Little Outfit Sat May 2 9pm North By North Sat May 9 9pm Mike Amabile Dosey Doe Music Cafe 463 FM 1488, Conroe 936-321-2171 www.doseydoe.com Thur Apr 9 8:30pm After The Well [$8] Fri Apr 10 8:30pm Susan Gibson w/Joe Teichman [$15]7:30 Sat Apr 11 8pm Buffalo Ruckus & The Wicks [$12] Tues Apr 14 7pm Open Mic Wed Apr 15 8pm Zach Nytomt [$15] Thurs Apr 16 8:30pm Quebe Sisters [$20] Fri Apr 17 8:30pm Ewan Dobson [$20] Sat Apr 18 8:30pm Prophets & Outlaws [$10] Tues Apr 21 7pm Open Mic Wed Apr 22 6pm Texas Christian Music Assoc. Featuring Bonnie Bishop Game On Sports Bar 1717 N. Fraiser Conroe 936-788-6209 www.gameonsportsandmusic.com Fri Apr 10 9pm Texas TNT Sat Apr 11 9pm Big E & the Lowdown Fri Apr 17 9pm Treynwrek Sat Apr 18 TBA Fri Apr 24 9pm Legacy Sat Apr 25 9pm Heated Frenzy Fri May 1 9pm The .07 Blues Band Kat Daddy Bar 463 FM 1488, Conroe 936-273-9342 www.katdaddysbar.com No Live Music in April Papa’s On The Lake 9400 Hwy 105 W., Lake Conroe 936-447-2500 www.papasonthelake.com Sat Apr 11 Matt Leddy & the Meatcutters Sun Apr 12 Texas TNT Sun Apr 19 Heated Frenzy Sat Apr 25 Snit’s Sog & Pony Show Sun Apr 26 The Goods Sat May 2 Rhythm Bandits Sun May 3 Tubie Pushee Sat May 9 Dunville Red Brick Tavern 119 Simonton, Conroe 936-539-2000
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www.theredbricktavern.com Every Sunday Gospel Sunday Brunch Thur Apr 9 Tony Ramey Fri Apr 10 Rivers & Rust w/Rober Kuhn Sat Apr 11 Bottom Dollar String Band Thur Apr 16 Connie Mims Fri Apr 17 George Ensle Sat Apr 18 Dave Thomas Thur Apr 23 Matt Caldwell & Jody Booth Fri Apr 24 Joe Teichman Sat Apr 25 Courtney Patton & Jamie Wilson Thur Apr 30 Jeremy Stedding Fri May 1 Roy Schneider & Kimberly Mayfield Sat May 2 Grant Harrison
CYPRESS CREEK Acadia 3939 FM 1960 W., Houston 281-893-2860 www.acadiabarandgrill.com Fri Apr 10 Rainchild,Three33,Staci Butler,The Dirty Skits Sat Apr 11 Judith Priest (Judas Priest Tribute), Lizzeppelin(Led Zeppelin Tribute) Fri Apr 17 Serpant Sun,Kirra,Black Heart Saints,Raised From Nothing Sat Apr 18 The Butcher Knife Music Tour Sun Apr19 Suicidal Impulse, Destroy The Living, Flesheater - Houston, Texas , Within Hatred& Imperial Affliction Weds Apr 22 “Bang Tango @ Acadia W/Vanity Crimes, The Freakouts & Tame Fury”. Fri Apr 24 “Free Show With Angel Siren,Black Kennedy,The Wyldz”. Sat Apr 25 “Free Show! (With Ticket) Downfall 2012, Whiskey Fueled Death, Reckless High, Black Market Tragedy & Endgame.” The Concert Pub North 2470 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston 281-583-8111 www.theconcertpub.com Fri Apr 3 9pm The Spicolis Sat Apr 10 9pm Victim Sat April 11 9pm Mike Tramp & Ron Keel (Acoustic) Swanny’s Bar & Grill 6224 Theall Rd., Houston 281-440-1308 No Music Reported
MAGNOLIA Genuwine Tasting Room 6503 FM 1488 #401 Magnolia 832-934-2675 www.mygenuwine.com [no cover unless stated otherwise] Wed Apr 8 7:30pm Susan Hickman Thur Apr 9 7:30pm Girl Friday Fri Apr 10 7:30pm Little Outfit Wed Apr 15 7:30pm Keith Rea Thur Apr 16 7:30pm Alva Sim Fri Apr 17 7:30pm Keeton Coffman Wed Apr 23 7:30pm Shari Lavo Thur Apr 24 7:30pm The Silvertones Fri Apr 25 7:30pm Duane Vincent Wed Apr 30 7:30pm Bobby Martin Thur May 1 7:30pm Sean Harrold Fri May 2 7:30pm Scott Haskins
MONTROSE Rudyards 2010 Waugh Dr Houston 713-521-0521 www.rudyardspub.com First band listed is headliner/or plays last. Music starts at 10. Wed Apr 8 8pm Pointy Toe Boot Night---(soft opening) Thur Apr 9 8pm Fundraiser showcase for Lilith w/Cactus Flowers, Bell and Tom [$5] Fri Apr 10 9pm Texas Mod Crushers, Velostacks, Dykes on Bykes, Thrill Sat Apr 11 9pm John Wayne is Dead, Killer Hearts, Crimson Devils Mon Apr 13 8pm Open Mic Comedy Night [FREE]
NORTH SPRING 19th Hole Grill & Bar 202 Sawdust Rd #118, Spring 281-363-2574 www.19th.cc [$10 cover on all shows] Thu Apr 09 8pm No Refusal Weekend Sat Apr 11 8pm Honky, Madsons, Citta, The Minds Eye Thu Apr 16 8pm TreynWrek Fri Apr 17 8pm Alvin and The Slickpunks Sat Apr 18 8pm (B.A.D) Beyond All Deception Mon Apr 20 9pm Channing Sall Fri Apr 24 8pm Grand Antler Teeth, Sun Thieves, Sik Mule, Chongo Sat Apr 25 8pm Dreams of Reality, COLOR CHEMISTRY, City of Urchins Sun Apr 26 8pm Huey Finch 4th Annual Crawfish Boil Mon Apr 27 8pm The AJ’s Fri May 01 8pm Rainchild Sat May 02 8pm Carrion Sun, The Black 13, Dost, DRYSOCKET, (B.A.D) Beyond All Deception Sat May 09 8pm White Light Cemetery, The Dirty Seeds, Funeral Shroud Sat May 16 8pm Twelve Years Driven, Torrid Complex, Rise Laveau, RedHawk, MurderCase Sat May 23 8pm Serpant Sun Cocktails & Rumors 314 Sawdust, The Woodlands 832-663-9669 www.cocktailsandrumors.com Crabby Daddy 25186 I-45, The Woodlands 281-296-2722 www.crabbydaddy.com Fri Apr 10 7pm Yelba Sat Apr 11 7pm The Goods Fri Apr 17 7pm Dan Golvach Sat Apr 18 7pm ZZ Roxx Fri Apr 24 7pm Curtis King Blues Band Sat Apr 25 7pm Almost Endless Summer Fri May 1 7pm Yelba Sat May 2 7pm Fyzical Address Fri May 8 7pm Almost Endless Summer Sat May 9 7pm Lady & The Tramps Fri May 15 7pm Dan Golvach Sat May 16 7pm TBA Fri May 22 7pm Sonny Boy Terry Sat May 23 7pm Bristol Fashion Fri May 29 7pm Yelba Sat May 30 7pm Reveron Johnny & The Band Of Gizmos Crescent Moon Wine Bar 440 Rayford Rd., #115, Spring 281-364-WINE (9463) www.crescentmoonwinebar.com Thur Apr 9 8pm Salsa Night with Grupo Fri Apr 10 8pm Arcades Band Sat Apr 11 8pm Mona Lisa Band Thur Apr 16 8pm Salsa Night with Yelba Fri Apr 17 8pm Alter Ego Band Sat Apr 18 8pm Orion Band Thur Apr 23 8pm Salsa Night with Grupo Fri Apr 24 8pm Ellis Johnson Band Sat Apr 25 8pm Electric Circus Band Thur Apr 30 8pm Salsa Night Dosey Doe Big Barn 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands 281-367-3774 www.doseydoe.com Thurs April 9 8:30pm Marshall Tucker Band $158 Fri April 10 8:30pm Folk Family Revival CD Release $50 Sat April 11 8:30pm Joe Burlison’s Uptown Jazz $58 Sun April 12 7:00pm MERCURY – Orchestra Redefined Thurs April 16 8:30pm Band of Heathens Acoustic $15 Fri April 17 8:30pm Ricky Skaggs $158 Sat April 18 8:30pm Sam Bush $138 Sun April 19 7:30pm Jake Shimabukuro $118 Wed April 22 8pm Kyle Park (acoustic) $24 Thurs April 23 8:30pm Jimmie Vaughn & $128 Fri April 24 8:30pm BellamY Brothers $138 Sat April 25 8:30pm Vince Vance & the Valiants $98 Fri May 1 8:30pm Deryl Dodd solo $20 Sat May 2 8:30pm Riders in the Sky $118 Thurs May 7 8:30pm Lindi Ortega (band) $20 Sat May 9 8:30pm Damn Quails $20
Thurs May 14 8:30pm Subdudes $108 Papa’s Ice House 314 Pruitt Rd, Spring 713-364-8140 www.papasicehousetx.com Sat Apr 11 TBA Sat Apr 18 TBA Sat Apr 25 TBA
OLD TOWN SPRING Cross Track Ice House http://www.cross-track-tx.com 200 Magnolia St., Old Town Spring 281-907-0711 Puffabellys 100 Main St, Spring 281-350-3376 www.puffabellys.com Wednesdays 8pm Davin James’ Songwriter Showcase Thursdays 6pm Open Mic Wunsche Brothers Cafe 103 Midway, Spring 281-350-1902 http://www.wunschebroscafe.com Public News sends good thoughts to Wunsche Brothers Cafe and their employees and families as they rebuild from the March 29th fire.
SPRING Bombshells 21005 I-45 North, Spring 281-288-2769 www.4bombshells.com Fri Apr 10 9pm Not The Rachels Sat Apr 11 9pm Fri Apr 17 9pm Not The Rachels Sat Apr 18 9pm Fri Apr 24 9pm Not The Rachels Sat Apr 25 9pm Chicago Joe’s 18433 Kuykendahl Rd Spring 281-533-3000 www.chicagojoesspring.com Thurs, Fri & Sat Dueling Pianos Mak’s Place Sports Bar & Grill 5200 Louetta Rd., Houston 832-698-1611 www.maksplacesportsbar.com Fri Apr 17 9pm Turn Mics Sat Apr 18 9pm Space Monkey Fri Apr 24 9pm Brian Loftin Sat Apr 25 TBA Fri May 1 9pm Sundance Head Sat May 2 9pm Space Monkey Fri May 8 9pm J. B. Barnett Sat May 9 9pm Not The Rachels That One Bar 4660 Louetta #100, Spring 832-562-3942 www.thatonebar.com Fri Apr 10 9pm Sundance Head Fri Apr 17 9pm Vanilla Whale Fri May 1 9pm Flying Monkey Two Mules Tavern http://www.twomulestavern.com 100 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 281-528-0600 Sat Apr 11 9pm Under Cover Brothers Sat Apr 18 9pm VCR
THE WOODLANDS Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, 281-210-1105 www.woodlandscenter.org Sat, April 11 8pm Bryan Adams Sat, April 18 1pm. Buzzfest 33 with Godsmack, Hollywood Undead, Buckcherry, You Me At Six, Within Reason, Dirty Heads, Breaking Benjamin, New Politics, AWOLNATION, Joywave, Everclear, IAMDYNAMITE, Young Guns & Robert DeLong Wed, April 22 8pm The Peking Acrobats with the Houston Symphony
Fri, April 24 8pm Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Sat, April 25 7 pm Chris Tomlin with Tenth Avenue North and Rend Collective Sun, April 26 7:30pm The Doobie Brothers with Don Felder Fri, May 1 8pm Elton John Sat, May 2 7pm ZZ Top and Jeff Beck Sun, May 3 7pm Lady Antebellum with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt Thu, May 7 7:30pm. Lana Del Rey with Courtney Love Fri, May 8 8pm Beethoven & Bartok with the Houston Symphony Fri, May 15 8pm “The Magic Flute” with Houston Grand Opera Sat, May 16 8pm Dave Matthews Band Thu, May 28 8pm Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Fri, May 29 8pm The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Houston Symphony
TOMBALL Cheers 916 West Main St., Tomball 281-351-2599 no website Main Street Crossing 111 West Main St., Tomball 281-290-0431 www.mainstreetcrossing.com Weds Apr 8 8pm Max Stalling Thurs Apr 9 8pm Brandon Rhyder Fri Apr 10 8pm Doug Stone Mon Apr 13 8pm Stoney LaRue Tues Apr 14 8pm Ray Wylie Hubbard Weds Apr 15 8pm Ray Wylie Hubbard Thurs Apr 16 8pm Songtelling Sat Apr 18 8pm Main Street Crossing Young Artist Show Tues Apr 21 8pm The Black Lillies Weds Apr 22 8pm Mike and the Moonpies Thurs Apr 23 8pm Brian Pounds Sat Apr 25 8pm Cool Freddie E and the Crew Weds Apr 29 8pm Chubby Knuckle Choir CD Release Thurs Apr 30 8pm Summer Ashly Fri May 1 8pm Lisa Morales Mon May 4 8pm Shooter Jennings
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EX MACHINA The Longest Ride PG-13 139 min Drama | Romance Former bull-riding champion Luke (Scott Eastwood) and college student Sophia (Britt Robertson) are in love, but conflicting paths and ideals threaten to tear them apart: Luke hopes to make a comeback on the rodeo circuit, and Sophia is about to embark on her dream job in New York’s art world. As the couple ponder their romantic future, they find inspiration in Ira (Alan Alda), an elderly man whose decades-long romance with his beloved wife withstood the test of time. Director: George Tillman Jr. Stars: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Jack Huston
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FILM IN THEATERS 5 to 7 R 95 min Comedy | Drama | Romance An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there’s just one catch: She’s married, and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening. Director: Victor Levin Stars: Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson American Sniper R 132 min Action | Biography | Drama U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission -- protect his comrades -- to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind. Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner Black Sea R 115 min Adventure | Thriller Soon after losing his salvage job, former naval officer Robinson (Jude Law) assembles a misfit crew of unemployed sailors for a risky mission: Find a sunken Nazi U-boat, rumored to contain a fortune in gold. Promising each man an equal share, Robinson leads the mixed British and Russian crew to comb the depths of the Black Sea. Before long, greed takes hold of a crew already divided along language and cultural lines -- and the fewer men that make it back alive, the more gold to go around. Director: Kevin Macdonald Stars: Jude Law, Jodie Whittaker, Ben Mendelsohn, Tobias Menzies
Cinderella PG 112 min Adventure | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Romance When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods. Director: Kenneth Branagh Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter
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Ex Machina R 108 min Drama | Sci-Fi Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. Director: Alex Garland Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno
Danny Collins R 106 min Comedy | Drama Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act. Director: Dan Fogelman Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale Do You Believe? PG-13 115 min Drama A dozen different souls-all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ ... even if they don’t yet believe it. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faithfueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. This stirring new film from the creators of God’s Not Dead arrives in theaters Spring of 2015. More than a movie, it’s a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: Do You Believe? Director: Jon Gunn Stars: Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, Ted McGinley Effie Gray PG-13 108 min Drama A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. Director: Richard Laxton Stars: Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Emma Thompson Furious 7 PG-13 137 min Action | Crime | Thriller Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother. Director: James Wan
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INCANTO ITALIAN CAFE
NICK’S LOCAL EATS
A NEIGHBORHOOD ITALIAN RESTAURANT story by Nick Rama photos by Julie Soefer
When I imagined what the restaurant in Billy Joel’s song “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” would be I pictured a small neighborhood café with a chalk board specials menu, house cooked food, and a husband and wife running the place greeting their regular patrons with a smile and an open kitchen. I was surprised when I found something just like that right here in Spring, TX in a small strip center. I have tried several dishes here already and this is the real deal, a restaurant not afraid to use garlic and seasonings in their wonderful Italian food. Fermin Figuero and his wife Luzmaria (Lucy) have created a menu of Italian staples like lasagna, pasta bolognese, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan and manicotti. What I can’t personally get enough of is Incanto’s cheese ravioli served with Nick Rama this delicious tomato cream sauce. If you don’t want some of the traditional dishes you have options like Al Pomodoro Fresco (fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic and chicken over angel hair, Sicilia Pasta (eggplant, black olives, basil and marinara over rigatone pasta) and Fettuccine Tetrazzini. Looking for something more? They even have fish and chicken entrees like Snapper Piccata (fresh red snapper pan fried with spices, lemon, butter, wine sauce, mushrooms and capers), Pollo Florentine (chicken breast with sun dried tomato, mushroom sautéed in oil garlic) and Pollo Angelo (Grilled chicken breast with mushrooms in a lemon, white wine sauce). I was lucky the last time I was in because the special of the day was Pasta Mona Lisa (Rigatoni with a crushed tomato sauce with grilled chicken mushrooms, spinach and feta. The Pasta was a perfect al dente and all the veggies were so fresh, and has now become one of my favorite dishes at Incanto. Great pizza, panini, subs and calzones too. And if that isn’t enough to entice you, they have a tiramisu that definitely should not be missed. Incanto also has great lunch specials. Here is what Fermin had to stay about his wonderful little neighborhood café: Nick: Why did you choose Spring, TX to open your restaurant? We saw a good opportunity in a very nice neighborhood.
Nick: Where did your restaurant’s name come from? We actually were reading a magazine and saw a restaurant in Italy mentioned called Incanto and both my wife and I really liked it. Nick: What was your background in the restaurant business before opening your own place? My training started at home with my mom. She taught me the basics in the kitchen as a kid. As a teenager I helped a family member in the kitchen of his Italian restaurant. I also worked in another Italian restaurant for almost 15 yrs. I believe the tone of the meal is set by the restaurant’s bread basket. Tell me about your house-made bread. The bread is a flat bread that is oven baked and topped with herbs and olive oil. The dough is similar in style and texture to pizza dough Nick: What are Incanto’s signature dishes? Incato’s signature dishes are Incanto pizza, Incanto calzone, Incanto chicken lasagna, chicken cannelloni and pasta salad Nick: What is your personal perfect meal at Incanto Italian Cafe? Appetizer: Portabello Mushrooms Soup/Salad: Minestrone Soup Entrée: Lasagna Dessert: Homemade Tiramisu Nick: Speaking of desserts, are all your desserts made in house? Yes, all the desserts are homemade since we believe in making everything from scratch. Nick: So you are BYOB now with a liquor store next door. That is pretty convenient. Are you planning to start serving alcohol? Yes BYOB wine or beer is a $1 per person. we are planning on getting the liquor license in the future, but I want to wait a little bit due to the fact we are so new. We don’t feel this is
something we need to do immediately since we have a liquor store next to us. Nick: Tell me about your Pizza. Our pizzas range from 8” to 20”, thin, regular and whole wheat crusts. We use only the freshest ingredients. Nick: I heard you have catering now. Could you tell us more about that? Yes, we do catering for any special event, with various choices of pasta, salad, bread, appetizers and more. I have done catering in the past as a side job and decided to incorporate into the restaurant. Nick: Any other big plans or changes for the future? Definitely. I would like to expand Incanto in the future and open another restaurant. Nick: What is your delivery area? Our delivery area is anywhere within a 5 mile radius. Nick: Describe Incanto Italian Cafe in 5 words. Friendly, Welcoming, Family, Good (food), Great (service). Check them out soon whether its dine-in, delivery or carryout Incanto Italian Café www.incantopizza.com 3910 Louetta Rd. Suite H Spring, TX 77388 281-288-9449
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CRAMPTON’S MUSIC CORNER
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Get Hard R 100 min Comedy When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars. Director: Etan Cohen Stars: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, T.I.
The Lazarus Effect PG-13 Thriller Medical researcher Frank (Mark Duplass), his fiancee Zoe (Olivia Wilde) and their team have achieved the impossible: they have found a way to revive the dead. After a successful, but unsanctioned, experiment on a lifeless animal, they are ready to make their work public. However, when their dean learns what they’ve done, he shuts them down. Zoe is killed during an attempt to recreate the experiment, leading Frank to test the process on her. Zoe is revived -- but something evil is within her. Director: David Gelb Stars: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger
Home PG 94 min Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word home. Director: Tim Johnson Stars: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez
King of the Silver Screen Singing Cowboys by Mark Crampton
Nowadays, there really is no line between ‘Country Music’ and ‘Western Music’, and for many years, it seems it was all lumped together on the airwaves as ‘Country AND Western’. Now, it’s pretty generally just called ‘Country Music’, you rarely even hear the term ‘Western Music’. But, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away – no, wait, that’s something else – anyway, once ‘Western’ Music’ was entirely different from ‘Country Music’. ‘Western Music’ was the ‘Singing Cowboys’ of the silver screen those of us my age (and older) grew up with: ‘Singing Cowboys’ like Tex Ritter, Ken Maynard, Bob Steele, Rex Allen, Ken Curtis (yes, Gunsmoke’s grubby Festus started as a handsome ‘Singing Cowboy’), Marty Robbins, Frankie Laine, Gene Autrey, and the “King of the Cowboys” himself, Roy Rogers. Even a young John Wayne made eight ‘Singing Cowboy’ movies (he was dubbed) – and Clint Eastwood (he was not dubbed – but should have been) also tried to be a ‘Singing Cowboy’ – once! Roy Rogers, the proclaimed “King of the Cowboys” for 103 movies and over 100 television shows, is the number two grossing (after Gene Autry) and, to my mind the most popular, Silver Screen ‘Singing Cowboy’ of all time! [I’ve met both – also Hopalong Cassady and The Lone Ranger – but Roy remains my number one choice!] Rogers was not born a cowboy, or even in the west (he was born in Cincinatti), but once he established his characterization as the “King of the Cowboys” on and off screen, he never lost it, never dropped it, and never stepped away from it. Rogers never made a movie that was not a western, and played himself in over half of his movies! He even played himself in episodes of the TV shows “Wonder Woman”, “The Muppets” and “The Fall Guy”! What’s remarkable about his success as a ‘Singing Cowboy’, though, is that Rogers only recorded four albums (the last of which was a
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tribute, duets with a dozen other singers) in his entire music career! Four albums, 12 singles, and one lone music video (a duet with Clint Black) in a career that spanned sixty-three years! What’s even more amazing, only five of the singles were actually released during Rogers’ ‘Silver Screen’ hayday. All four albums, seven singles, and the video were all released after 1970 – many years after Rogers’ last screen movie in 1959 (he filmed one more, a made-for-TV-movie, in 1975.) Of course, since his death in 1998, many older albums featuring the musical groups Rogers sang with have been repackaged and re-released under his name. I have one of his very oldest albums, originally “The Sons of the Pioneers featuring Leonard Slye”, now released as a Roy Rogers album. There have been numerous collections of his songs released, too. Probably my favorite Rogers’ album is Happy Trails to You (1975). This album holds, to my opinion at least, the finest versions of two of my favorite songs: “Tennessee Stud” and “Cold, Cold Heart”. As a plus, Rogers’ son Roy “Dusty” Rogers II (a well-recorded ‘Western Music’ artist in his own right) duets with him on many of the songs on this album. My Dad’s favorite Roy Rogers album (one I gave him – twice – because he wore out the first one) was Roy Rogers Tribute (1991), featuring Rogers in duets with The Kentucky Headhunters, Randy Travis, Clint Black, Restless Heart, KT Oslin, EmmyLou Harris, Ricky Van Shelton, Kathy Mattea, Lorri Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Willie Nelson. This album also features Rogers’ last recording, the song “Alive and Kicking”, and Dusty’s tribute song to his father “King of the Cowboys”. Tribute ends with all of these artists together, plus Roger’s wife Dale Evans (in her last recording, also), doing Rogers’ and Evan’s theme song “Happy Trails”.
Insurgent PG-13 119 min Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller Now on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and the rest of the power-hungry Erudites, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) search for allies and answers in the ruins of Chicago. They must find out what Tris’ family sacrificed their lives to protect and why the Erudites will do anything to stop them. Side by side, Tris and Four face one seemingly insurmountable challenge after another, as they unravel the secrets of the past and -- ultimately -- the future of their world. Director: Robert Schwentke Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Kate Winslet Kingsman: The Secret Service 129 min Action | Adventure | Comedy | Crime Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a spy organization, lives in a South London housing estate and seems headed for a life behind bars. However, dapper agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) recognizes potential in the youth and recruits him to be a trainee in the secret service. Meanwhile, villainous Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) launches a diabolical plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree. Director: Matthew Vaughn Stars: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson Run All Night R 114 min Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son. Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio The Gunman R 115 min Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier’s successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself. A former Special Forces soldier (Sean Penn) who has PTSD tries to reconnect with his longtime lover, but must first go on the run across Europe to clear his name. Director: Pierre Morel Stars: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem The Last Five Years 94 min Comedy | Drama | Musical | RomanceThe Last 5 Years by Tony award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up and coming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a Shiksa Goddess struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes Director: Richard LaGravenese
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel PG 122 min Comedy | Drama The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. Director: John Madden Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water PG 93 min Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob Squarepants (Tom Kenny) and his friends Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke), Squidward (Rodger Bumpass), Mr. Krabs (Clancy Brown) and Sandy (Carolyn Lawrence). However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton (Mr. Lawrence) and come ashore to battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard (Antonio Banderas), who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies. Directors:Paul Tibbitt | Mike Mitchell Stars:Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Thomas F. Wilson, Tom Kenny Unfinished Business R 91 min Comedy A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable - and unimaginable - way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit. Director: Ken Scott Stars: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, James Marsden What We Do in the Shadows 86 min Comedy | Horror Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts Directors: Jemaine Clement | Taika Waititi Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer Woman in Gold PG-13 109 min Drama Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Director: Simon Curtis Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes
THE WOODLANDS WATERWAY ARTS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THREE-DAY EVENT
PUBLIC NEWS’ TOTALLY UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE WOODLANDS ARTS FESTIVAL info courtesy Jennie Wright photos courtesy Ted Washington
Discover Why This Juried Arts Festival is #1 in Texas!
THE WOODLANDS, TX – In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, this fabulous fine arts event is being expanded to three days this year – “First Look Friday”, April 10 from 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday, April 11 from 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, April 12 from 10 am – 5 pm. Come and discover why The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is ranked the #1 fine arts festival in Texas and #3 in the country by Art Fair SourceBook.
See The Woodlands Waterway transformed into an outdoor gallery, with over 200 artists displaying their original works along The Waterway and in Town Green Park in The Woodlands Town Center. The award-winning art represents a wide array of mediums including painting, drawing, jewelry, clay, wood, metal, fiber, glass, pottery and mixed media. In addition to an incredible selection of fine art for purchase, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival offers three days of fun for the entire family, featuring children’s activities at Artopoly, live music, food and culinary exhibitions, plus community art projects that encourage everyone to find their ‘inner artist.’ “We are looking forward to sharing the beauty and wonder of the visual and performing arts with thousands of guests during our three-day 10th Anniversary festival,” said Jenny Wright, Festival Director. “Proceeds from the festival benefit the community and education outreach programs of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, producer of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. The Council’s mission is to provide regional cultural and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts.” More than a dozen local and regional musical artists will perform on four stages during the festival, ranging from masterful Texas singers and songwriters like Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters, Seth Walker, Mingo Fishtrap and the Terri Hendrix Band, to talented students from the Real Life Real Music program, The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands College Park High School and The John Cooper School.
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PUBLIC NEWS DINING GUIDE Public News is going through this directory to make sure our readers have the most accurate and up-to-date information on locally owned and operated restaurants. The strength of our local economy depends on supporting local merchants such as these.
CONROE 105 Cafe 3010 W Davis St (936) 539-3447 Alfonso’s Mexican Restaurant 1208 S Frazier St (936) 441-9110 Asian Bbq & Grill 604 N Loop 336 W (936) 539-3995 Asian Fusion Noodle Bowl 3301 W Davis St (936) 828-3469
Baytown Seafood Restauranta 1400 N Frazier St (936) 494-2246 Burger Boy 217 E Davis St (936) 756-3440 Burger Fresh 804 Gladstell Rd # 110 (936) 756-4414 Carmelita’s Restaurant 109 W Davis St (936) 539-3323 Chelsea’s Tea Room 202 N Main St (936) 539-2993 Chiller Bee Frozen Yogurt 2820 Interstate 45 N (936) 756-2337 China Buffet 226 S Loop 336 W (936) 788-2888 China Delight 1108 N Loop 336 W (936) 756-8686 Clint’s Kuntry Katfish Catering 5855 W Davis St (936) 760-2737 Corner Pub Delia 302 N Main St (936) 788-2390 Culver’s 1426 N Loop 336 W (936) 788-5959 East Buffet 2104 N Frazier St (936) 760-1007 El Bosque 1420 N Loop 336 W (936) 539-3823 El Kiosko Taqueira 116 S Frazier St (936) 539-6794
El Oro 225 S Main St (936) 756-4315 El Rincon 705 Everett St (936) 756-5522 El Tucan Refresqueria 516 Mill Ave (936) 539-6492 Frutilandia 525 S Frazier St (936) 441-3045 Gallery Off The Square 202 N Main St (936) 539-2993 Garden Cafe 1406 N Loop 336 W (936) 539-9663 George’s Bar & Grill 2031 Plantation Dr (936) 788-8222 Hibacha Grill & Super Buffet 2020 Interstate 45 N (936) 788-9999 Honey Bee Ham & Deli 1418 N Loop 336 W # I (936) 760-3354 Hunan Village Restaurant 1402 N Loop 336 W (936) 539-6811 I Love Sweets 1 Devonshire Dr (936) 539-4742 Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 201 N Frazier St (936) 756-2344 Joe’s Pizza & Pasta 1604 N Frazier St (936) 760-9002 LA Mariposa 1111 W Dallas St (936) 756-1222
LA Mexicana Restaurant 221 Mill Ave (936) 539-6791 LA Palapa 402 E Davis St (936) 756-8408 LA Palma Taco 309 W Avenue G (936) 539-6792 Los Altos De Jalisco 1108 N Loop 336 W (936) 756-2233 Los Carnales Taqueria 1121 N 1st St (936) 718-0874 Main Street Cafe a 330 N Main St (936) 756-8885 Mama Juanita’s Mexican 1118 League Line Rd (936) 856-9012 Margarita & Peppers 2259 N Loop 336 W (936) 788-1408 Margarita’s Mexican 1027 N Loop 336 W (936) 647-3880 Maverick Saloon 2017 N Frazier St # E2 (936) 539-9300 Mckenzie’s Bbq & Burgers 1501 N Frazier St (936) 756-3131 Meztizos Restaurant & Bar 721 W Davis St (936) 760-3220 Mollys Pub Conroe 901 N Loop 336 W (936) 441-6167 New Conroe Japanese House 2107 W Davis St (936) 756-6866
Ostioneria Caminos 400 S Frazier St (936) 760-3803 Pie In The Sky Pie Co 3600 N Loop 336 W (936) 760-3301 Pincho Rico Grill 2017 N Frazier St (936) 756-3077 Pit Stop 4203 Old Highway 105 (936) 539-9274 Red Brick Tavern 119 Simonton St (936) 539-2000 River Plantation Grille 550 Country Club Dr (936) 271-1083 Shogun Japanese Grill & Sushi 2107 W Davis St # A (936) 756-6886 Smokey Mo’s 2960 Interstate 45 N (936) 441-2323 Star Cinema Grill 2000 Interstate 45 N (936) 539-6088 Taqueria & Panaderia San Luis 402 E Davis St (936) 788-1199 Taqueria Guerrero 129 S Frazier St (936) 242-8176 Taqueria Jalisco 1108 N Loop 336 W # L (936) 756-2233 Taqueria Mexicana 2017 N Frazier St (936) 756-3150 Taqueria Sol De Mexico 820 N Loop 336 W (936) 756-9316
Tejas Mexican Restaurant 105 N 6th St (936) 756-6559 Thirsty’s 192 Fm 3083 Rd (936) 441-1050 Toasted Yolk Cafe 2129 W Davis St (936) 828-3944 Tortilleria LA Buena Bida 1103 W Dallas St (936) 756-2133 Tortilleria LA Unica 808 N 1st St (936) 441-4477 Tri Mexican Restaurant 129 S Frazier St (936) 756-0626 Van Thong Chinese/Vietnamese 2114 W Davis St (936) 756-8762 Vernon’s Kuntry Bar-B-Que 5000 W Davis St (936) 539-3000 Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish 5901 Highway 105 W (936) 760-3386 Vero Italian Kitchen 1301 W Davis St (936) 441-0411 Villa Italia 603 N Thompson St (936) 539-5599 Weng’s Wok 1140 N Fm 3083 Rd W (936) 756-8888 Whistle Stop Cafe 11133 Interstate 45 S (936) 828-4652 Wild Ginger 3061 Interstate 45 N (936) 788-9988
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Art Fest continued from page 19 If your kids love creating their own art – from Native American dream catchers to whimsical egg carton fairy crowns – don’t miss the fun at Artopoly, led by The Woodlands Children’ Museum. Featured performers at Artopoly include percussion artist Dan Egger-Belandria and The John Cooper School Aerial Silks. Kids ages 4-13 can also start their own art collection for only $5 at the Early Inspiration Gallery. All guests at the festival have the opportunity to add their personal flair to this
year’s Community Service Project benefiting Meals on Wheels. Together with artists from The Woodlands Art League, guests can help paint feathers for a whimsical bird sculpture inspired by the work of this year’s featured artist, Sean Brown. Don’t forget to stop by The Market to buy t-shirts, hats, totes, posters and more featuring Sean’s whimsical jewelry designs. After creating their own work of art, guests can enjoy an impressive selection of food and beverages from popular eateries throughout the festival grounds. At The Art of Food Tent
in Town Green Park, you can watch local chefs from Woodlands’ area restaurants and eateries prepare their favorite recipes and demonstrate their culinary skills. There’s something delicious around every corner, plus a tempting selection of wines and craft beers to quench your thirst. There’s even a venue on the festival grounds for those who don’t want to miss The Master’s! At The Master’s Tent you can take a break from buying art and follow the art of golf at its best on the widescreen. Pull up a comfortable chair and enjoy the action from Augusta National. The three-day festival kicks off with a unique event, the Art Dash Party on Friday, April 10 beginning at 6:30 pm at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. In addition to feasting on a delectable collection of small plates from Chef Daniel Yates, Art Dash party guests may purchase a ticket to participate in the 60-Second Art Dash, a fast-paced race to
choose your favorite piece of art from among hundreds donated by Festival VIP Artists. You can also enjoy mingling with the artists and participating in live and ‘Art Board’ auctions. Tickets for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival are $10 on Friday, $12 on the weekend and $15 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets to the Art Dash Party are $125 each, and tickets to participate in the 60-Second Art Dash are $150 each. To purchase tickets and for more information about the festival, visit www. woodlandsartsfestival.com.
PUBLIC NEWS DINING GUIDE HUMBLE
EVENTS SATURDAY APRIL 11th noon-2pm LASAGNA HOUSE III TUESDAY APRIL 14th 7pm-9pm BLACK GARLIC SATURDAY APRIL 18th 7pm-10pm WHITMEYER DISTILLERY catered by LE PAM’S HOUSE OF CREOLE SATURDAY APRIL 25th noon-2pm DON BIGOTES TACOS EL CARBON *all tasting events are pre-paid see Spring/Woodlands Foodie Tasting & Deals or Tomball/Vintage Park Foodie Tasting & Deals page on Facebook for details
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Baytown Seafood & Bar 7855 N Sam Houston (281) 441-5187 Beijing Wok Restaurant 21131 Aldine Westfield (281) 821-0367 Cactus Moon 1702 Wilson Rd (281) 446-2202 Cafe East Humble 260 1st St W (281) 548-0082 Catfish Cafe 7042 Fm 1960 Rd (281) 812-8055 Chez Nous French Restaurant 217 S Avenue G (281) 446-6717 Culver’s 5420 Atascocita Rd (281) 812-8600 El Jalapeno Mexican Cafe 5324 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 548-2230 El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant 24551 Loop 494 # 111 (281) 358-5660 Fiesta Azteca Restaurant 20669 W Lake Houston (281) 812-3002 Fish Place 5324 Atascocita Rd (281) 318-7096 Ginger Cafe 7548 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 812-8853 Goings Barbeque 20669 W Lake Houston (832) 644-9721 Got Wings 10920 Will Clayton Pwy (281) 441-9464 Grand Garden 5324 Atascocita (281) 812-5858 Granny’s Tamales Three 802 1st St E # 802 (281) 446-0363 Grimes Bakery 14618 Lee Rd (281) 441-9213 Happy Buddha Japanese Steak 9556 W Fm 1960 Rd (281) 446-3373 Hector’s Mexican Restaurants 3333 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 446-1803 Hin’s Garden 4582 Kingwood (281) 360-3388 Honey Bee Ham & Deli 9638 Fm 1960 Bypass (281) 446-1222 Humble City Cafe 200 E Main St (281) 319-0200 Humble Ice 6902 Bender Rd (281) 441-3318 Italiano’s Restaurant 217 Fm 1960 Bypass (281) 446-6111 Javaman Coffee 19131 Sprinters (281) 812-5726 Jitters Coffee 18445 W Lake Houston (281) 360-9589 Johnny’s Pizza House 20669 W Lake Houston (281) 570-4652 Kay’s Sandwich Shop 204 Charles St (281) 446-2662 LA Cabana Mexican Restaurant 3390 Fm 1960 Rd W (281) 209-1585
Las Ramadas Mexican Grill 18455 W Lk Houst Pkwy (281) 812-4900 Lavilla Mexican Restaurant 7920 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 441-7222 Lexey’s 7015 Manor Way (281) 548-7774 Lia’s Drive Inn 14010 Homestead (281) 441-2051 Lloyd’s Bar 111 N Avenue A (281) 446-5565 Los Vega Mexican Restaurant 3824 Atascocita Rd (281) 812-4567 Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant 5856 Fm 1960 (281) 852-6322 Mencius Gourmet Hunan 1379 Kingwood Dr (281) 359-8489 Mimi’s Tea Room LLC 8042 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 360-6464 Mo’s B-B-Q 8321 Fm 1960 Bypass (281) 548-3777 N Zone 1005 1st St E (281) 348-9063 Nara Thai Dining 18455 W Lk Houst Pkwy (281) 812-0291 Noyola’s Mexican Restaurant 242 1st St W # B (281) 319-4912 Pizziola’s 8790 Fm 1960 Bypass (281) 446-3260 Queso Bonito 1123 S Houston Ave (281) 446-0095 Rico’s Mexican Restaurant 1377 Kingwood Dr (281) 358-2637 Sarap Pinoy 19333 Highway 59 N (281) 446-5080 Sarpino’s Pizzeria 5326 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 548-7492 Savvas Greek Cuisine & Grill 6730 Atascocita Rd (281) 312-6358 Smoothies Ice Cream 20131 Highway 59 N (281) 446-2191 Taco Flores 4806 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 852-8338 Tai Li Chinese Restaurant 7948 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 852-9507 Tamales Atascocita 5105 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 812-0444 Texas Long Branch Saloon 314 Moonshine Hill Lp (281) 319-5400 Tin Roof BBQ 18918 Town Center (281) 852-5577 Titas Taco House 320 Wilson Rd (281) 446-4175 Top Hat Catering Co 1702 Wilson Rd (281) 446-8434 Trigg’s Catering 1414 1st St E (281) 540-2700 Trigg’s Humble Inn 1410 E Bus F M 1960 (281) 446-9484 Twin Oaks Tavern 211 E Main St # 4 (281) 359-8687 Wazabi Sushi Bar 8130 Fm 1960 Rd E (281) 359-2555
Westco Breakfast House 5371 Atascocita Rd (281) 852-9065 Windy City Pizza 5377 Atascocita Rd (281) 812-2446
NORTH SPRING 3 B’s-Bill’s Burgers & Beera 466 Rayford Rd # 107 (281) 419-3553 Alfonso’s Mexican Restaurant 3126 Sawdust Rd (281) 298-8032 Amerigo’s Grill 25250 Grogans Park Dr (281) 362-0808 Asia Buffet 355 Sawdust Rd (832) 585-0688 Beijing Chinese Restaurant 409 Sawdust Rd (281) 363-2308 Bombay Mahal a 202 Sawdust Rd (281) 465-8383 Cactus Jacks 343 Sawdust Rd (281) 419-3644 Casa Imperial Mexican a 387 Sawdust Rd # C (281) 298-8195 Crescent Moon Wine Bar a 440 Rayford Rd #115A (281) 364-9463 Cru Wine Bar 9595 Six Pines Dr (281) 465-9463 Greek Tony’s Pizza & Sub Shop a 432 Sawdust Rd (281) 292-4313 Hello Taco 25114 Grogans Mill (832) 819-4639 Hyderabad House 407 Sawdust Rd (281) 203-5020 KOBE Japanese Grill & Sushi 433 Sawdust Rd (281) 298-2000 Mario’s Mexican Restaurant 610 Rayford Rd # 650 (281) 367-9336 Mooyah Burgers Fries & Shakes 2115 Rayford Rd (832) 585-0300 Pallotta’s Mexican Grill 2211 Rayford Rd # 119 (281) 362-1114 Pit Master BBQ 842 Rayford Rd (281) 362-1111 Sitar Cuisine Of India a 25701 Interstate 45 (281) 364-0200 Spring Asian Cuisine 2907 Rayford Rd # 106 (281) 298-7798
SPRING Alicia’s Mexican Grille 20920 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 350-8383 Alma Latina Taqueria 25222 Aldine Westfield (281) 288-1767 Antojitos Quiche 25190 Interstate 45 (281) 651-5391
Arturo’s Taqueria 1402 1/2 Spring Cypress (281) 350-6808 Barracudas a 2616 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 288-5376 Bombshells 21005 I-45 N. (281) 288-2769 Brother’s Pizza Express 163 Cypresswood Dr (281) 288-1300 Budegon Del Sur 26506 Oak Ridge Dr (832) 813-8334 C J’s Hot Dogs 4660 Louetta Rd (832) 299-6079 Chef Chan’s Restaurant 17833 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 370-3884 Chicago Joe’s 18433 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 533-3000 Corkscrew Bbq 24930 Budde Rd (832) 592-1184 Country Time BBQ & Fixins 25330 Richards Rd (281) 298-7455 Datpho Vietnamese Noodle House 523 Louetta Rd (281) 528-8989 El Palenque Mexican 1485 Spring Cypress Rd (281) 3534055 Fiesta Acapulco 25770 Interstate 45 (281) 419-8666 Fukuda Sushi & Robata 25701 Interstate 45 (281) 419-8980 Golden China 25024 Interstate 45 (281) 363-2412 Golden Jade Chinese 1419 Spring Cypress (281) 350-5363 Gozzetti’s Pizzeria 8000 Mcbeth Way (832) 592-7750 Gratzi Italian Restaurant 6334 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 376-4800 Guadalajara Mexican Grille 27885 Interstate 45 (281) 362-0774 Hoi Yin Chinese Restaurant 200 Cypresswood Dr (281) 355-6800 Hong Kong Chinese 4334 Fm 2920 Rd # 10 (281) 528-9288 Hunan Garden Z 3930 Louetta Rd # I (281) 288-6288 I-45 Diner 19790 Interstate 45 (713) 389-5627 Italian Cafe 19620 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 528-2919 Jack Pot Pizza 6450 Louetta Rd (281) 257-0762 Juanita’s Mexican Grill 18525 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 379-3199 Kim Leng Chinese Restaurant 18430 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 355-0434 LA Cabana Mexican 4702 Louetta Rd (281) 907-7007
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Dining Guide continued from page 20 La Chef 5200 FM 2920 Ste 180 (832) 585-1840 Las Cascadas Mexican 250 Cypresswood Dr (281) 528-9921 Las Delicias Taqueria 5010 Louetta Rd (281) 374-0303 Le Pam’s House of Creole 1644 FM 1960 West (281) 444-1464 Los Generales Mexican 5407 Louetta Rd # F (281) 251-9390 Los Tres Ranchitos Restaurant 19620 Kuykendahl (281) 288-4304 Luly’s Mexican Kitchen 3307 Spring Stuebner (281) 907-0012 Main Moon Asian Bistro 2129 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 288-8868 Mama Juanita’s Mexican 3930 Louetta Rd (281) 288-3800 Mama Mia Italianas 30420 Fm 2978 (281) 419-7662 Mikey’s Pizza 6114 Root Rd (281) 251-5551 Ming Cafe 6052 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 257-4886 Nadia’s Mediterranean Grill 5921 Fm 2920 Rd # B (281) 907-7070 Nielsen’s Deli & Bakery 26830 Interstate 45 (281) 363-3354 Orient Express 4660 Louetta Rd # 180 (281) 288-5290 Pavarotti Italian Restaurant 4660 Louetta Rd # 130 (281) 350-9749 Pizza Tonight 27190 Glen Loch Dr (281) 465-4774 Pizza Zone 17711 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 257-3100 Pollos Asados El Regio 25602 Interstate 45 (281) 292-4377 Shogun 5941 Fm 2920 Rd # H (281) 288-0996 Sicily Pizza & Pasta 4890 Louetta Rd (281) 288-8004 Sreenath Murph’s Deli 20400 Interstate 45 N (281) 296-5303 Tabasco’s Mexican Grill 4334 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 288-0125 Taco Crave a 5200 FM 2920 #120 (281) 288-0940 Taipei China Bistro 25807 Interstate 45 (281) 363-9188 Taqueria Arandas 36 Inc 25598 Interstate 45 # A (281) 419-3582 Taqueria Los Petates 25602 Interstate 45 (281) 362-9333 Taqueria Rodeo De Jalisco 19411 Kuykendahl (281) 251-3186 Taquma Japanese Grill 5200 Louetta Rd (281) 251-6338 Thomas Bar B-Q 25312 Interstate 45 (281) 364-1177 Tommy Wok 18363 Kuykendahl (281) 251-9190 Wacky Mongolian Grill 21212 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 288-3232 Wunsche Brothers Cafe 103 Midway St (281) 350-1902 Zum Barrel 13101 Kuykendahl (832) 446-3390
TOMBALL B J’s Pizza 24419 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 516-1770 Casa Amas Mexican 30522 State Hiway 249 (281) 255-8684 CC’s Cafe 1231 Alma St (281) 357-8025 Chang Gourmet Chinese 28575 State Hiway 249 (281) 255-9818 Chick N Fish House Of Tenders 32350 State Hiway 249 (281) 789-4193 Chinese Wok 1017 Louetta Rd (832) 717-7400 Ciscos Salsa Co 209 Commerce St (281) 351-7572 Ciudad Latina Grill & Market 32360 State Hiway249 (832) 521-3898 Cobi Ice Cream 11246 Timber Tech Ave (281) 516-1311 Cornerstone TX 990 Village Square (832) 422-1370 Country Bumpkins 18929 Telge Rd (281) 290-6512 Country Gardens 36102 Fm 149 Rd (281) 252-4443 Da Vinci’s Gallery & Expresso 315 W Main St (281) 516-9595 Deshazer Ranch 19600 Stone Lake Dr (281) 290-9585 Dragon Inn Restaurant 30006 State Hiway 249 (281) 351-9178 Dumas’s Taco Co 25435 Fm 2978 Rd (281) 255-9444
Egg & I 14051 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 516-9100 El Charro Grill 24914 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 516-2134 El Taco Madres 16918 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 351-8226 Ella’s Garden 1415 Ulrich Rd (281) 290-0998 Fang’s Cafe 24914 Kuykendahl (281) 516-0850 Fina’s Taco Factory 22526 Hufsmith Kohrville (832) 698-2395 Frey’s Backyard Cafe 14441 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 255-8282 Gianna Italian Kitchen 28301 State Hiway 249 (281) 290-6676 Golden Pagoda Chinese Rstrnt 908 W Main St (281) 351-8130 Goodson’s Cafe 27931 State Hiway 249 (281) 351-1749 Gumbeaux’s 9111 Hufsmith Kuykendahl (281) 323-8494 Harris County Smokehouse 14239 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 351-4060 Hugo’s Italian Grill & Pzzr 23110 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 257-9720 Hunan Inn Asian Bistro 11407 Spring Cypress (281) 251-8388 Israel Tinda Y Panaderla 17719 Kuykendahl (832) 559-3696 Jax B F S Tomball 32350 State Hiway 249 (281) 259-6569 Julio’s 19235 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 255-8818 LA Tranquila Ranch 9418 Fm 2920 Rd (281) 576-8882 LNT Family Dining Cafe 18535 Fm 1488 (281) 252-8357 Longhorn Builders 21931 Kobs Rd (281) 357-1465 Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant 28048 State Hiway 249 (281) 351-9677 Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant 1231 Alma St # A (281) 255-2636 Los Toros Mexican Grill 701 E Main St # 140 (281) 255-2526 Los Tres Ranchitos Mexican 16143 N Eldridge Pkwy (281) 826-0333 Luie’s Smokehouse 17323 Pikes Peek Ct (832) 868-3643 Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant 24814 Kuykendahl (281) 516-3015 Marco’s Pizza 16949 N Eldridge (281) 251-3334 Mel’s Country Cafe 24814 Stanolind Rd (281) 255-6357 Mexican Kitchen 16949 N Eldridge Pkwy (281) 251-5115 My Pizza 32360 State Hiway 249 (281) 259-2458 Nate’s Place 22526 Hufsmith Kohrville (832) 843-7977 Nona’s Italian Grill 1025 Alma St # E (281) 255-6088 Nonnie’s Soda Fountain 102 Market St (281) 516-1942 Nook Restaurant 1218 W Main St (281) 255-8406 Original Rib Tickler 28930 State Hiway 249 (281) 255-8119 Patsy’s 425 W Main St (281) 290-9664 Submarina 11022 Spring Cypress (281) 257-4432 Susie’s Tearoom 309 Market St # A (281) 516-4521 Tail Gate Grill 22008 Main Blvd (281) 255-9353 Taqeria Acapulco 32015 State Hiway 249 (281) 356-5885 Taste Of Asia 27910 State Hiway 249 (281) 516-0838 Tomball Bar-B-Q Co 30042 State Hiway 249 (281) 351-0929 Tomball Taqueria Restaurant 27941 State Hiway 249 (281) 516-7366 Whistle Stop 107 Commerce St (281) 255-2455 Whistle Stop Tea Room 104 N Elm St (832) 843-7437
WATERWAY Burger Fi 1501 Lake Robbins Dr (713) 389-5823 Goose’s Acrea 21 Waterway Ave (281) 466-1502 Grimaldi’s Pizzeriaa 20 Waterway Ct (281) 465-3500 Hubbell & Hudson 24 Waterway Ave # 125 (281) 203-5641
LA Lupita Mexican Cuisine 29 Waterway Ave (832) 510-2111 Luca & Leonardoa 20 Waterway Ave (832) 510-2110 Refuge Bar & Bistro 24 Waterway Ave (713) 389-5674 Towncenter Burger 20 Waterway Ave (281) 292-6385 Yucatan Taco Stand & Tequila 24 Water Way (281) 419-6300/1144
WILLIS El Buen Taco 606 S Danville St (936) 856-3597 El Tapatio 509 Highway 75 N (936) 856-6202 Leroy’s Bar-B-Q & Burgers 707 W Montgomery (936) 856-5232 Los Molcajetes Tex Mex 106 N Danville St (936) 856-9977 Olde Towne Willis Cafe 509 Highway 75 N (936) 890-0609 Original Super Burger 201 N Danville St (936) 856-8098 Pizza Shack 115 W Montgomery (936) 856-9780 Rico’s Mexican Grill 12501 Canyon Falls Blvd (936) 856-6200 Smokey Mo’s 507 S Danville St (936) 856-5581 Sweatpeas Cooking 506 Highway 75 N (936) 333-3439 Taqueria Las Moras 106 W Montgomery (936) 890-4148 Yummy Yummy Mongolian Grill 12709 Interstate 45 N (936) 890-8855 Zach’s Bbq 200 E Powell St (936) 890-6969
THE WOODLANDS Alameda Juice 9595 Six Pines Dr (281) 681-1167 Benihana 1720 Lake Woodlands (281) 292-0061 Berryhill Baja Grill 9595 Six Pines Dr # 250 (281) 298-8226 Black Walnut Cafe 2520 Research Forest (281) 362-1678 BRIO Tuscan Grille 1201 Lake Woodlands (281) 465-8993 Brothers Pizza 2260 Buckthorne Pl (281) 298-9299 Brothers Pizza Express 6700 Woodlands Pkwy (281) 419-8550 Cajun Grilla 1201 Lake Woodlands (832) 585-0883 Charley’s Grilled Subs 1201 Lake Woodlands (281) 465-4333 Chef Chan’s Restaurant 7 Switchbud Pl (281) 363-0037 China Bridge 7901 Research Forest (281) 419-9888 China Springs 6777 Woodlands Pkwy (281) 419-9961 Crust Pizza Co 4775 W Panther Creek (281) 298-8844 Crust Pizza Co 8000 Research Forest (832) 585-0999 Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet 1640 Lake Woodlands (281) 363-0200 Double Dave’s Pizza 6777 Woodlands Pkwy (281) 419-3282 Frullati Cafe 1201 Lake Woodlands (281) 296-6657 Great Wraps 1201 Lake Woodlands (281) 298-0223 Green’s International 8000 Research Forest (281) 419-7787 Grotto Ristorante 9595 Six Pines Dr # 100 (281) 419-4252 Honey-B-Ham & Deli 4747 Research Forest (281) 364-9200 Jasper’s Woodlands 9595 Six Pines (281) 298-6600 LA Trattoria Tuscano 4223 Research Forest (281) 419-2252 Los Cucos Mexican Cafe 4775 W Panther Creek (281) 296-2303 Mama J’s BBQ & Grill 26710 Oak Ridge Dr I-45 (936) 273-9444 Mariachi’s Mexican Bar & Grill 6777 Woodlands Pkwy (281) 292-2222 Masa’s Sushi & Robata Bar 4775 W Panther Creek (281) 298-5688 Mi Cocina 1201 Lake Woodlands (281) 298-6426 Pit Master BBQ 343 Sawdust Rd (281) 419-3644 Pizza By Marco 9595 Six Pines Dr (281) 298-8794 Potbelly Sandwich Works 9595 Six Pines Dr (281) 292-6652 Ristorante Tuscany 1601 Lake Robbins (281) 367-9797 Rico’s Grill 4747 Research Forest (281) 367-7382 Rico’s Mexican Restaurant 8000 Research Forest (281) 465-4820 Romano’s Macaroni Grill 1155 Lake Woodlands (281) 367-3773 Sakekawa Japanese Restaurant 6777 Woodlands Pkwy (281) 419-5988 Sakekawa Japanese Sushi-Steak 4221 Research Forest (281) 298-9188 Santaplus 1201 Lake Woodlands (281) 292-0868 Shanghai Bistro 38 Highland Cir (281) 298-9998 Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill 4747 Research Forest (281) 364-1094 Taco USA 7 Switchbud Pl (281) 292-8226 Tsukiji Sushi 24 Waterway Ave # 100 (281) 298-1888 UNI Sushi 9595 Six Pines # 860 (281) 298-7177 Via Emilia Italian Restaurant 10700 Kuykendahl Rd (281) 465-9555 Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen 1201 Lake Woodlands (281) 419-5060
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April 8 - 14, 2015 Houston's Arts & Entertainment Newsweekly