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Messengers of Love Wed. 6:30-9:30 Sun 11am-2pm (Clear Lake only)

MAMACITA’S LOCATIONS: 515 E. NASA RD. 1 • 281-332-5362 15335 I-45 NORTH • 281-876-3663 7325 SPENCER HWY • 281-476-9545

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$ 99

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$ 99

Mondays. Dine-in only.

99¢ TAMALES Tues & Thurs. Dine-in only.

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Daily Specials • Full Bar • Outdoor Patio

MONDAY • STEAK NIGHT • 5-10PM • $12: 12 oz. Ribeye, Sirloin & Primerib • $23: 10 oz. Filet Mignon

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Baybrook 281 332 8226 Montrose 713 523 8226 Our SOUTH SHORE location is getting a Make-Over and will reopen this month! We are installing a 2nd bar upstairs, more HDTVs & will be offering full-service dining. (And more! Stay tuned for details!)

includes Salad, Soup, Fresh Bread

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Make the BURGER BAR at The Barbed Rose in Alvin

YOUR TOP SUMMER HANGOUT! By Sue Mayfield-Geiger

Trick-Out-Your-Burger

The train comes by intermittently with a mighty whistle, but it fits the ambiance of Alvin’s laid back Burger Bar at The Barbed Rose. The breezy, open air, ceiling fanned/picnic/roadhouse combination is casual and informal—Wrangler wearers and bikers welcome — and the burger menu is absolute genius.

Burgers come with lettuce, tomato, onion, and housecured pickles, and are priced to include your choice of one cheese and one topping. Additional toppings and sides are priced individually. Meat: Beef, Buffalo, Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast, Crab Cake, Portobello Mushroom

Located adjacent to The Barbed Rose, Burger Bar is owned and operated by the same group of talented guys (Joe Schneider, Patrick Burford and Chef Jason Chaney) whose aim is to offer the best of both worlds and palates. For those who have a hankering for a good Texas burger with a different sort of twist, this is sure to become your favorite watering hole and chow-down eatery.

Cheese: Swiss, American, Provolone, Texas Goat, Pepper Jack, Smoked Cheddar Toppings: Mushrooms, Pickled Jalapenos, Onion/Chili Rings, Caramelized Onions, Barbed Rose Bacon, Avocado Sauce: Mustard, Garlic Aioli, Mayo, Crystal Bacon Aioli, Violet Mustard Cream, Smoked Chipotle Ketchup Sides: Sweet or White fries, Onion/Chili Rings, Grilled Veggies, Iceberg & Blue, House Salad.

So, why put a burger joint next to a high-end gourmet restaurant? “We wanted to offer something to those in the community who might not want to spend a lot of money, but still have accessibility to the lunch and dinner menu at The Barbed Rose,” says Chaney. Thus, burgers (any way you like them) are available as well as Philly Cheese steak sandwiches (shaved rib eye with provolone cheese and caramelized onions) and Kobe hot dogs (a combination of Kobe beef and other yummy trimmings) — all served on made-from-scratch buns baked fresh daily. Other Burger Bar goodies: Gumbo, soup of the day, hot spinach dip, alligator bites, country fried oysters atop bacon with pickled jalapeños, salads, and the remarkable shaved pork sandwich. “We grill pork loin, then it gets shaved and allowed to swim in a stock made of butter, thyme, shallots and bay leaf,” says Chaney, who adds that it is served on a bun with roasted mushrooms, avocado and Garlic aioli.

SUMMER SAVINGS! BURGER BAR 10% COUPON! Bring in this coupon to receive 10% off your entire meal at the Burger Bar (alcohol not included) between now and Labor Day (Sept. 5). OFFER NOT VALID WITHOUT COUPON. ONE COUPON PER TICKET PLEASE.

So getting back to basic burgers, the meat in a Burger Bar burger is primarily ground brisket (oh, yeah) mixed with trimmings from rib eyes, strip steaks and tenderloins (all butchering is done in-house). Both The Barbed Rose and Burger Bar use sustainable, local ingredients (when available), which includes the Crab Cake burger (crab fresh from the Gulf) and Portobello burger (mushrooms from Texas growers). The majority of the cheeses come from Brazos Valley Cheese, an artisan creamery in Waco, and all veggies are supplied by Froberg’s and other local farms. Be sure and ask about the Kid’s Menu — burger, mac & cheese, chicken tenders, grilled cheese or a BLT — all served with fries, and a real bargain at just five bucks. With a nice variety of beers, several are on tap like St. Arnold — Lawnmower and Summer Pilsner — Shiner Bock, Dos Equis and Land Shark.

- Cont. on Page 20

The SCENE team, including publisher John Ennis (pictured), gives a solid “thumbs up” to the Burger Bar at The Barbed Rose. Check out page 14 for more the 2011 Bay Area Burger Guide.

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The number one complaint that I hear from people is, “I love my hair when I leave the salon, but I can never make it look like that at home.” Dressing hair is an art form, and I am saddened when I see a client leave with a wet head. Every time you have your hair blown out by a professional, you not only get a great do for the next couple of days, but you can also learn a few new tips and tricks. You can use that time to observe and ask questions. Notice the tools the stylist uses, watch their patience as they dry and coax each section into place. There really is no magic, no big secret, yet the biggest component is practice. And if you are already blow drying your hair every day, or every other, you are definitely getting practice! My golden rule remains the same no matter what style I am trying to create: TOOLS. TECHNIQUE. PRODUCT. Say it with me now, “TOOLS! TECHNIQUE! PRODUCT!” If you follow these simple guidelines, you will be that much closer to styling your hair like a pro and having it look good all the time. It also provides a great advertising tool for your stylist so he or she should be more than willing to go over their techniques with you.

dryers last much longer, dry hair faster, and leave hair shinier and typically carry a two-year warranty if it does happen to break. Brushes also are a huge part of the equation. Remember, you are blow drying your hair into whichever shape you wrap it around so if you don’t want fluffy hair, don’t use too small of a round brush close to the head. There are stainless round, boar bristle, styling, paddle, vent and smoothing brushes – so many kinds to choose from. Using a big square paddle brush is perfect for brushing out tangles on wet hair. You may also use it to style long straight hair. BUT, if you DO want bounce and curl, that paddle brush won’t do it. A flatwrapping brush is perfect for those flat, side swept bangs that you don’t want to pop up. Boar bristle brushes do an amazing job of smoothing the hair, and making it bouncy and mega shiny. - Continued on Page 37

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Bay Area Burger Guide • Part 1 By Betsey Ennis It's heating up out there! And what goes better with summer fun and sun than some beef and buns? No need to dust off the grill. No need to take out the paper plates or the checkered table cloth. Leave the grilling to the professionals! These eateries work over time year round cooking up some of the tastiest, most creative burgers in the Bay Area. Just kick back with your friends and enjoy some cold ones while the experts prepare a masterpiece you can devour! The best part is getting to savor their offering without having to lift a finger – other than toasting your buddies! Bakkhus Taverna’s Spartan Burger: Lean American Kobe beef patty with caramelized onion, lightly sauteed spinach and cilantro with bacon garlic aioli sauce and topped with fresh grated Greek cheese. (Note that this patty can be ordered as is or sans all the trimmings.) All six burgers on the menu are available with a choice of toasted white or wheat buns and served with their signature Parmesan cheese fries. < SPARTAN BURGER

Zone 504's Caribbean Burger: This Caribbean/BBQ fusion grill has what they claim is Clear Lake's ultimate burger. An Angus burger with grilled pineapple and havarti cheese and fresh locally made, buttered and toasted potato buns. One side is slathered with their homemade chimichurri sauce and the other with their original Three Palms Coral Sauce. Patrons have the option to order them as sliders, too, served with a choice of regular fries, sweet potato fries or a combo of both. Swamp Shack’s Sasquatch Burger: Clear the way for this "monster" triple patty burger! This towering burger combines one Swamp Hog, one Water Moccasin and one Nutria burger with three slices of Cheese (American, Jack and cheddar) piled high with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles on a SASQUATCH BURGER fresh bun. This dish is served with your choice of French fries or onion rings. One-and-a-half pounds of beef for $15.95. (Each of Swamp Shack’s burgers are hand made patties mixed with tasty accent flavors: The Swamp Hog patty has bacon; Water Moccasin has medium spice jalapeños mixed in.) - Continued on Next Page

It’s Baaaaack!! (Well, almost, that is!) It’s the biggest news in Burger-dom! Did you hear? Tookie's IS coming back! Hurricane Ike flooded this Seabrook icon with 4 feet of water back in 2008. Days before press, founder Jim Spears sold his legendary burger joint to restaurateur Barry Terrell who started the demolition process days after his coup.

Restauranteur Barry Terrell proudly stands by his latest venture.

Skippers

Terrell (who also owns Kemah’s T-Bone Tom’s ) gave me a tour. It’s an ambitious plan: Walls are already down; floors will be revamped; the kitchen reinvented; a bar is being added in the rear and the back door will lead to a huge deck under the gigantic tree. As much of the old memorabilia and flavor will be preserved, but most especially, the menu and the recipes will return in tact... Squealers rejoice! – Betsey Ennis

Fine Greek Cuisine Seafood & More

Open Daily @ 5:30am • NOT just for Breakfast! Fresh Greek Pastries! Kourabiedes (butter almond cookies), Finikia (walnut cinnamon cookies), Karithopita (walnut cake), Baklava and Galaktoboureko (Greek custard). Made fresh! Order a box to go!!

Leg of Lamb served EVERY FRI & SAT! Serving original, Greek family recipes: Mousaka, Pastitsio, Stuffed Eggplant, Domadakia and freshly made Humus.

Daily Lunch Specials!

FRI: LIVE MUSIC by Greek musicians George Kitidis & Nikkos Leontoudis + BELLY DANCING

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SLIDERS

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Cafe Under the Oaks VOTED BEST OF THE BAY CAFE 2010

Bay Area Burger Guide: Continued For the more adventurous, substitute an alligator patty or a mud-bug patty for an extra punch.

MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND:

Big Ben Tavern's Deep-Fried Cheeseburger: According to this tavern's owner Oniel Kurup, "As good as this burger tastes," he warned, "there is a risk you'll need a good nap after you finish it." For those with more delicate tastes buds, a MUST-TRY is their sliders: three grilled beef patties served on toasted potato rolls and topped with onion marmalade and goat cheese.

Special Menu Sure to please Mom!

SERVED ALL DAY FRI, SAT & SUN, MAY 6, 7 & 8 Menu will vary. Reservations NOT Required.

Berryhill’s Baja Burger: Angus beef and pepper jack cheese on jalapeño cheese bun, garnished with grilled vegetables, lettuce and tomato. Served with fries and a side of queso. T-Bone Tom’s Paradise Burger: Two 1/2 pound charbroiled burgers and double cheese, served with steak fries.

Free Tea, Soda or Coffee with daily lunch specials Home-style Cooking • Breakfast Served All Day! Delivery available thru: mytakeoutwaiter.com

615 E MAIN ST. • LEAGUE CITY

281-557-9496

BAJA BURGER

Dickinson Bar~B~Que’s Classic American Bacon Cheeseburger: It all starts with 1/3 pound Angus Beef, melted American cheese and two thick cut slices of hickory smoked bacon. Top it all off with fresh thick slices of ripe tomato, sliced yellow onion and crisp iceberg lettuce on a fresh baked bun with hot crispy salted shoestring French fries!

HOURS: Mon 8am-3pm; Tues-Thurs 7am-4pm; Fri-Sat 7am-8pm

Burger Bar at The Barbed Rose: Trick out your burger! Choose from four types of patties, plus a vegetarian Portobello option, six cheese varieties to peruse, and a half dozen toppings to satisfy any hankering. (See page 11 for specific details.) Dempsey's Black and Bleu Eyed Burger: Devour Blackened Angus beef with bleu cheese; or wrangle the Tejano Burger: Angus beef patty with fresh pico, jack cheese, sandwiched inside a jalapeño bun. For those with more extreme appetites and aspirations, throw your hat in the ring with this hefty 4-POUNDER, Angus beef patty is seasoned with Dempsey's house burger season mix cooked to your liking. Served between a 1-pound bun and topped with whatever you like. Finish this monster sandwich in 90 minutes, and Dempsey’s picks up the tab (for the burger)!

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Last July, we posed the challenge and within weeks, a little lady named Denay Luna came out guns a'blazin' and did what 15 grown men before her could not accomplish. This almost-16-year-old completed chomping down the entire 5 pound monstrosity. Now, who’s next?

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What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro: A (former) Kemah Institution OFFICIALLY RE-OPENS MAY 15

ways looked forward to his schnitzel. “It was his favorite place to eat – here, or McDonald’s,” she laughed. “When his parents brought him back,” Garbo continued, “His eyes lit up; he was so excited.”

It’s been over 20 years since Kristine Garbo smashed a Mexican piggy bank in the middle of her living room floor. After collecting all the nickels, dimes and quarters, she ran to the bank and deposited just under a thousand dollars, opening up an account which would ultimately fund What’s Cookin’ in Kemah. An unfortunate fire took the restaurant in 2005 and devoted patrons have been begging for its return ever since. Today, What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro (a name combining words from her original Kemah restaurant and the Seaside Bistro in Galveston, which was destroyed by Hurricane Ike) is located in a cozy house a few yards away from the original establishment. Antique furniture and knick knacks fill the converted home, giving it a downhome feeling you might get at grandma’s house. Each room is uniquely decorated, creating a distinctive charm at every table. The seating area outside features garden-style patio furniture amidst a wooden bar and fence adorned with decorations. What’s Cookin’ officially opens on May 15 with a party on the patio beginning with a regularly scheduled jazz brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with rotating talent from the likes of Bob Henschen, Horace Grigsby and Clayton Dyess. At 3 p.m. the party kicks off with upbeat live music from Abel and Cindy Thomas, along with hors d'oeuvres and drink specials all day. A silent auction will benefit the effort to bring back the bar – a treasure amongst loyal customers, the bar featured 150 beers. The re-opening of What’s Cookin’ has affected people in many different ways. Garbo told me a story about a 5-year-old boy who al-

What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Call for details.

Sunday Jazz Brunch w/ Bob Henschen & Horace Grigsby. Eggs Benedict, Eggs Novelle, Eggs Sardou & Seafood Crepes

Kemah’s Favorite Restaurant is Back with Kristine Serving Seafood, Steaks, Chicken and German Specialties with a European Flair Soups, Salads and Sandwiches Appetizers include Escargots, Calamari, Baked Brie & Shrimp Remoulade

Wiener Schnitzel, Steak Barcelona, Steak Gorgonzola, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Snapper Ponchartrain, Seafood Platters & more

@ Melba Lane • Kemah

281-957-9556

Try the Steak Gorgonzola – a rib eye stuffed with crab meat topped with gorgonzola cream sauce; the Steak Barcelona – a rib eye topped with shrimp and artichoke hearts with lemon butter caper sauce; or the Chicken Phoenix – strips of chicken breast grilled and tossed with prosciutto ham, gorgonzola cheese, spinach and pine nuts in a creamy sauce, served with pasta. Garbo’s Goulash Soup has stood the test of time since its unveiling at an Epicurean Evening in the ’80s. Her bread pudding ousted the San Luis Hotel and Fisherman’s Warf in Galveston in competition. She even won the “Couch Potato” award because her establishment was chosen as a favorite for take-out. Furthering her commitment to the award-winning tradition, Garbo has secured original key staff to move forward with her, including Alberto, her chef of 18 years (and his son, Chico) and Sandie, her general manager.

Entertainment in May.

926 FM 518

Award-winning recipes, entirely made from scratch, are what really set this boutique restaurant apart from the rest. In an age where one often finds rehashed versions of classic menu items using lower quality ingredients, Garbo prides herself in having created truly one-of-akind meals.

Open 7 Days a Week Mon. - Thurs. 11am to 9pm Fri. 11am to 10pm Sat. 9am to 9pm www.WhatsCookinAtTheBistro.com

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With lunch and dinner specials on the weekdays, ranging from seafood, veal, steaks and homemade desserts, and brunch on the weekends, there’s never a wrong time to visit What’s Cookin’. Lunch specials vary from day-to-day but are always $6.95. Both lunch and dinner specials will also feature unique drink specials, reflecting the international menu special of the day – if there’s a Mexican food special, for example, Mexican beer would be featured; when it’s Italian, wine is featured; when it’s German, German beer is featured, etc. For her diehard fans, Garbo would like to make sure you’re aware that “Monique” is back and viewable during visiting hours between 2 and 4 p.m., or by appointment. Kristine Garbo’s energy and character shines when she speaks; and cooking for others brings her joy and happiness. Stop in for the amazing food, beer and wine (BYO-Liquor for now) and come visit a former Kemah institution. What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro is located behind Haircrafters and Linda Lee Photography at 926 FM 518 in Kemah. Find them on the web at www.whatscookinatthebistro.com.

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Chef Arthur Thomas Fantasea Yacht Charters 2551 South Shore Blvd. Suite.C, League City 281-538-9600 • www.thebigwhiteboat.com Specialty: I have no particular specialty because I enjoy cooking all types and regions of food. I have a great passion for working with seafood. There are many flavors that can be derived with seafood. Signature Dish: I really love preparing the simple dish of Chicken Champignon. To me, it is the dish that – when trying to please a group of people – is the one that stands out most neutral to satisfy any- and everyone. It is a tender breast of chicken pounded out and dusted with seasoned flour and pan seared. It is topped with slices of portobello mushrooms with a splash of champagne and fresh garlic, then reduced with heavy whipping cream. It can be served with either a rice pilaf or garlic mashed potatoes and blend of vegetable medley. Have you ever prepared a meal for anyone famous or infamous? Having worked most of my career in Galveston, there were several distinguished guests that have visited the historic Tremont House Hotel. I was also very instrumental in the inauguration of Mardi Gras coming back to Galveston in the early ’90s. I have recently had the honor of gracing the presence of DeMeco Ryans aboard FantaSea Yacht and seemed to really enjoy the cuisine. If I had to sum it all up in a nut shell, my wife (Stephanie) is probably my most famous person that I entertain with food and probably my biggest fan. Please share one special cooking tip or technique for our readers: The biggest tip I can offer anyone after 20-plus years in the hospitality business is to have a passion for making people happy and satisfied, and to truly enjoy what you do. PREVIOUSLY FEATURED

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May 1 – May 19: Mentor Show Art Exhibit, Students and Instructors, May 21: Open Door Series Art Exhibit May 28: Non-Traditional Art,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281335-7777, www.taccl.org

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May 1 – May 15: Break a Leg; Fri, Sat., & Sun., call for times, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy. 3 in Dickinson, 281-337-SHOW, wwwbayareaharbourplayhouse.com.

10:15 a.m.; Toddler Time on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.; Pre-School Time on Monday & Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.; Children’s Chess Club on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Special Days: 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906. www.hcpl.net

Helen Hall Library: Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Pre-K Story time on Thursday at 1 p.m.; 100 W.Walker, League City, 281-338-4860 La Porte Library: Tuesday is Story

May 20 – June 5: Prelude to a Kiss, Clear Creek Country Theatre, Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun 2:30, 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 281-335-5228, www.clearcreekcountrytheatre.org

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May 12 & 26: BAWL Critique Sessions 7:30 pm; both at Barnes & Nobles, Bay Area Blvd. and Gulf Freeway, 7:30 www.bawl.org

May 21: Word Factory,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org.

May 12: Live Music Night & Open Mic, TAACCL, 2000 NASA Pkwy, 281-333-7777

May 12 & 16: CLAW Writers group, TAACC: 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777

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May 14: Imagination Station, Free Art Program for Children,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-333-7777, www.taaccl.org

Library Story Times for Children Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook.Temporarily in Seabrook Community House with storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning, 1210 Anders, Seabrook, 281-4749142, www.hcpl.net Freeman Memorial Library: Book Babies on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday at

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Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431 Butler Longhorn Museum: League City, 281-332-1393, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space Memorabilia: Open Tuesday - Sunday, Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281326-5960, www.lunarrendevous.org. League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday - Friday. Call for group reservations, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, 281-554-2994.

Time with Mr. Mark at 10:15 a.m.;Thursdays are with Mr. D. at 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Arts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.; 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net

May 5: Bay Area Writers League, General mtg. 7pm

Breakfast on the Bayou 8 a.m. - 9:30 am Saturday Evening Sunset Cruise on the Bayou 6 p.m., 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-4742551, www.abnc.org

MUSIC & FILM

May 21: Bay Area Bluegrass Association Show – 7 p.m., Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, League City, www.baba.org

PHOTOGRAPHY

May 10: Bay Area Photo Club, 7:30 p.m., call to confirm,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

MUSEUMS

1940 Air Terminal Museum, Hobby Airport: 713-454-1940, www.1940airterminal.org

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Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, www.LSFM.org Warbird Rides available. Call for more information. San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9a.m. - 6 p.m.; La Porte, 281-4792421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org

Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday Sunday; 409 6th St. N.,Texas City, 409-6435799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm E-Mail dominotaylor@yahoo.com for art calendar listings.

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The 10th Annual 24 Hour Film Race occurred the last weekend of April. More than 350 teams from all over the world were challenged to create original short films in just twenty-four hours, based on a theme, prop and action assignment. This year’s theme was “identity theft;” and assigned props ranged from noodles to shaving cream and the assigned actions ranged from stretching to looking The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers through a peephole. will be given out at the screening and a The Houston premiere took place at good time will be had by all! Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre just hours prior to press time. Seventeen teams entered the competition in Houston this year and the screening showcased 15 of them. Audience awards have been posted and will be available on the competition’s website at filmracing.com (as of my deadline, the screening had not occurred yet)! This is the third year I’ve produced the event in Houston, and I’m committed to bringing it back year after year. Film Racing gives both fledging and experienced filmmakers the opportunity to create a film and see it on the big screen with fellow filmmakers. It also allows them to figure out just who they can and can’t work with and prepares them for bigger projects. Cultivating independent film in Houston is an important personal goal. Because the film community here is so diversified and spread out, it’s important to support events that put filmmakers first and give a platform for creativity. A gala screening for Texas Film Racers will be presented at the historic Texas Theatre on May 31. Built in 1931 by Howard Hughes and the location where Lee Harvey Oswald was captured, filmmakers and the public are encouraged to come out and tour the facility before the screenings at 7PM. Audience awards

Winners of the Houston Film Race will be posted in mid-June. The “Best Film of Houston” will receive a $300 grip and electric credit at Texcam and will advance to the second round of judging. The team who wins “Best Film” overall, takes home $4,000 in cash this year. Best of luck to the filmmakers and thanks for participating! Aviation Cinemas Kickstarts “The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers” The Aviation Cinemas team and Texas Theatre are excited to have Beau Jennings’ “The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers” as the first official project launch through the theater’s latest production arm. The first of many projects to come, Aviation Cinemas believes grassroots fundraising is an integral part of the filmmaking process and a great way to get lesser known projects out to the public. “The Verdigris” documentary follows folk musician Beau Jennings through various important locations of Will Rogers’ life, including his birthplace in Oklahoma, the theater where he performed in New York, his home in New Orleans and eventually the place of his death in Alaska. A songwriter from Oklahoma, Beau has spent the last few years writing songs about his boyhood hero and “Oklahoma’s favorite son” Will Rogers, the legendary Cherokee-Indian cowboy, vaudeville performer, newspaper columnist and movie

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May Film Events First Thursdays at Dean's Credit Clothing (316 Main Street): Every first Thursday of the month, the Houston Film Commission presents award-winning, Texas made short films. Presentation is free and starts around 9:00 p.m., lasting about an hour. houstonfilmcommission.com/firstthursdays Movie Night on the Strand: From April to October, every first Saturday of the month enjoy a free outdoor screening of familyfriendly films at Saengerfest Park in Galveston. galveston.com Houston Film Industry Meetup: Every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., mix & mingle with local area actors, producers, editors and other film industry people at Sherlock's River Oaks (1952-A West Gray). filmind.meetup.com/254/ Last Tuesday's SWAMP Salons: Every last Tuesday of the month, SWAMP meets and hosts a salon on specific subjects regarding film in Houston. Mix & mingle at 6:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Location varies. swamp.org 48 Hour Film Project Happy Hour Blowout: Mix & mingle with 48HFP participants or try and find a team. Raffle, karaoke and drink specials. May 12 at The Usual Pub (5519 Allen) at 7 p.m. 48hourfilm.com/houston Houston Palestine Film Festival: HPFF brings an honest and independent view of Palestine and its diaspora’s society, culture, and political travails through the art of film.Two weekends May 13-14 at the Rice Media Center and then again May 20-21 at the MFAH's Brown Auditorium. For more information and tickets to this festival and events, visit: hpff.org Comicpalooza: multi-format pop culture convention showcases comics, sci-fi, gaming and film with celebrity special guests and lots of fun for the whole family. May 27-29. Tickets and info at comicpalooza.com. star. As the songs began to accumulate, Beau realized the need to further explore the source of his inspiration, and a plan was hatched to travel the United States retracing Will Rogers’ footsteps, performing songs about Will at locations where significant events in his life took place. - Continued on Page 24

The SCENE Film & Food Columnist, Adam Donaghey, is an award-winning film producer from Texas. His work has been seen at festivals and special screenings all over the world. Adam resides in Kemah. Find out about Adam's films at www.adamdonaghey.com and what he's eating at www.facebook.com/adamdonaghey.

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Annually, this festival has celebrities in the film and video industries who are guest speakers and presenters and is a not-for-profit film festival. Founding Director Hal Wixon, an actor himself, had a mission to encourage the work of independent filmmakers and a place to put budding filmmakers in the spotlight.

The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival are calling for entries of films, videos and screenplays for the upcoming festival, September 23-25. The deadline for the film and screenplay submission is May 30, and the late submission date is June 24 with a small late fee. Film genres include Action, Drama, Comedy, Horror, Music, Documentary, Animation, Foreign, Art -Experimental and Student Project from school. Categories are; Feature (not over 90 minutes), Short (under 15 minutes) and Standard (15-35 minutes). Short works is a $30 entry fee; Standard works is a $45 fee; and Feature length is an $85 fee.

“This festival was created to Four-time Academy Award nominee showcase the discovery of for Best Actress Marsha Mason new and emerging artists. The goals for this fun and educational event are to encourage the works of independent filmmakers and promote the concept of art, as well as offering awards as means of educational outreach and expand the awareness of independent film,” stated Wixon.

Screenplay entries must be unpublished, single-sided bound with 2-3 brads. The categories are Short (under 60 pages) and Standard (minimum 70 pages to maximum 130 pages). Short work entry fee is $35 and Standard is $50 entry fee. More details with the registration forms and the mailing address are on the film festival website, www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com. The Gulf Coast Film Festival recently announced that actress Marsha Mason, a four-time Academy Award nominee for Best Actress, will recieve the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Mason’s works include Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Only When I Laugh and Heartbreak Ridge. She will be scheduled to appear during the weekend event and to receive her award at the September 24 Gala and Awards Banquet at South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center.

Filmmakers from all over the word have submitted their films in the past decade. The festival also showcases Bay Area Houston as a location for future films. The City of Kemah is the title sponsor. Ticket packages are available on online and sponsorships are still available. Stay tuned to upcoming issues of The SCENE magazine for developing news and details on new activities and forums with the annual Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival. For any additional information and film entry forms, log on to www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com or call 281-333-5804. That’s a wrap!

The kick off reception will be September 23 at Madeline’s Wine Bistro in Kemah and the two-day film screenings will be at Holiday Inn Kemah.

Film Column • Continued from Page 23 Beau decided that the performances should be captured on video for the creation of a feature-length documentary film and accompanying album with the working title The Verdigris – a reference to the river that runs through Will’s hometown of Oologah, OK, and then through Beau’s hometown of Inola, OK. Beau has written an album of songs inspired by these locations and the crew will follow him and his bandmates as they record the songs at each location. “’The Verdigris’ is something that has become very special to me – its named for the river that runs through both my hometown and Will’s – and I hope it can become something special to others, too. I think everyone knows Will as Oklahoma’s favorite son, but I think he also has faded into the past a bit, reduced to a few memorable quotes.” Said Jennings. “Hopefully with this film we can rediscover what made Will Rogers so cool. I’m asking anyone and everyone who is interested to come to a show, watch the trailer screening, hear us play some songs, and donate whatever you can to help us make this project a reality.”

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Coinciding with the first date of the fundraising tour, Beau and the rest of the Aviation Cinemas team launched an online Kickstarter page, through which all donated money is to be funneled – supporters were able to donate through this webpage or directly at the shows. “We (the Aviation Cinemas team) The Verdigris: In worked on Clay Liford’s “WUSS” together Search of Will Rogers in 2010 and decided that we wanted to start making film production a regular part of our mission” said Eric Steele, Partner at Aviation Cinemas. “So often great ideas – stories that could make great independent films – aren’t ever realized because filmmakers can’t find funding or support. This is our way of starting a grassroots movement through the Texas Theatre to see that some of those projects can be made.” For more information on “The Verdigris” and how to donate, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theverdigris.

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The Lunar Rendezvous Festival celebrated the beginning of “Come Fly with Me”, the 46th annual festival, with a Kick-Off Party on Sunday, April 17, 2011. This year’s event was held at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bayou Building, Atrium II. Kick-Off Chairman, Vicki Tallman, and Co-chair Tisa Foster coordinated this wonderful event which was very well attended. Upcoming Lunar Rendezvous Festival Events were showcased with table displays created by event chairmen who were available to present information about their particular event, anFESTIVAL CHAIRS swer questions, as well as signing up sponsors and volunteers. A welcome made by Michael Landolt, Lunar Board of Directors Chairman, and a few words from Annette Dwyer, Lunar Advisory Board Chairman, began the program. Kelli McCorkle Byrd, Lunar Festival General Chairman, introduced the Board of Directors, Advisory Board and attending dignitaries. The highlight of the program was the official Presentation of the Little Ladies-In-Waiting and Page; which was followed by the official Presentation of the 2011 Lunar Rendezvous Princesses and Lieutenants. Mr. Daniel Costello, 2010 Lunar King, introduced Mr. John Wilkins as the 2011 Lunar Rendezvous King. Mr. Wilkins, originally from Chillicothe, Ohio, is the oldest of seven children. He graduated from Ohio University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. John started his career in Human Resources with Ford Motor Company in Detroit. He later transferred to Ford Aerospace in Newport Beach, California, where he held both HR and Marketing Management positions. It was there he met his wife, Shari, who graduated from the University of Houston Law Center and became an attorney. John made it to Texas “as quick as he could”, transferring in 1990 with Ford Aerospace to support NASA at the Johnson Space Center. During the later contract consolidations, he transitioned to Loral Corporation and then to Lockheed Martin. John Wilkins He worked as Vice President of Human Resources with both companies and recently retired in December 2010. John currently serves on the Lunar Rendezvous Festival Board of Directors, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and the University of Houston-Clear Lake Community Partners Council. John and Shari have been married twenty years and have two children, Nicole Rose, and Samuel John (“SJ”) Wilkins IV, who both attend CCISD schools. Their children were members of the Lunar Rendezvous Festival Little Court eight years ago. They attend Clear Creek Community Church in League City.


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Kelli M. Byrd General Vice Chair

Terri Dieste Treasurer

Lisa Holbrook Publicity

Pam Moore Programs Chair

Ilana Cowan Ads Chair

Ashley Harral Corp. Sponsor Coordinator

Kate Byrd Royals Chair

Elizabeth Olin Jana Miller (Co-Chair) Court Chair

Denise Taylor-Sanders Renee McCoy (Co-Chair) Little Ladies in Waiting/Pages Chair

Terri Dodd Stephanie Roush (Co-Chair) Auction Chair

Sylvia Nolan Tricia Totten (Co-Chair) Opportunity Drawing Chair

Vicki Daniel

2011 Calendar of Events Event

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Kick-Off Party

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U of H, Clear Lake

Vicki Lilly-Tallman, Tisa Foster

Tennis Tournament

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The Fitness Center in SSH

Kevin and Ruth Duke

Golf Tournament

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bay Oaks Country Club

Tracey Farmer Penny Brockway

Sponsor Appreciation

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Invitation Only

Paula Black Carol Webber

Dining Event

Sunday, June 10, 2011

Tommy’s Rest. Oyster Bar

Jenny McCorkle Annie Cummings

Family Fun Night

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Putt-Putt Fun House

Brandy Culp Jennifer Farley

Honeywell Fun Run

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Space Center Houston

Jay Lee Jennifer Mason

Sunset Service

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Clear Lake United Methodist

Tammy Barrier Therese Ruff

Fashion Show

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

San Luis Ballroom (Galv.)

Jill Reason Angela Jenkins

Coronation Ball

Saturday, July 30, 2011

San Luis Ballroom (Galv.)

Lea Bodie Julie Kiersh

The Lunar Rendezvous Festival is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization benefiting the Bay Area Museum, college scholarships for students, area libraries, cultural arts groups, Bay Area Turning Point, Interfaith Caring Ministries as well as many other local nonprofit groups. For more information about this year’s festival, please contact 2011 Festival General Chairman, Kelli M. Byrd at kmbyrd@wadecocpa.com, or General Vice Chairman, Terri Dieste at tldieste@aol.com . You may also contact the Bay Area Museum, at 281-326-5950, for updates, or visit the festival’s website at www.lunarrendezvous.org.


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The Texas EquuSearch Sports Extravaganza was held last month at Campbell Hall in Pasadena and raised roughly $220,000 for the organization dedicated to the search and recovery of lost and missing persons Special guest Ed Reed, a seven-time NFL Pro-Bowler with the Baltimore Ravens, gave an emotional speech about his experience with EquuSearch after his brother, Bryan Reed, went missing in the Mississippi River. He broke down in front of the audience as he was expressing his gratitude toward Tim Miller, the founder of EquuSearch. Brittany Shantz, daughter of Douglas Shantz, explained the huge impact Miller and Texas EquuSearch had for her and her family after her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body was recovered. She never imagined that her father wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be there for her college graduation, but Texas EquuSearch helped offer closure. One of the highlights of the night was when Miller brought a smiling and waving 3year-old Owen Castle on stage after Miller relayed the story of finding him in 27 degree weather, close to death, after he went missing in December 2009. Texas EquuSearch currently has over 1,200 members serving as volunteers. Miller founded Texas EquuSearch after his daughter Laura Miller was abducted and murdered in north Galveston County in 1984. The non-profit organization is supported solely by donations and still needs pledges for a piece of sonar equipment as well as gas cards for searchers. Visit www.texasequusearch.org or scan the SCENE Quick Response Code at right for more information about this organization.

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Clear Lake Program introduces teens to safe boating practices The thirteenth annual W.A.D.E. (Water Activities Day Event) Program for teens, hosted by the Houston Safe Boating Council and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held at Clear Lake Park on NASA Parkway in June and July. This program offers teens ages 13 and up, three days of in-the-water, hands-on training in the operation of powerboats, sailboats, kayaks and PWCs. They receive classroom instruction in handling procedures, Texas boating laws and boating courtesy. A written and skills test is given at the end of each session, and upon course completion students receive their Texas Boater Basic Certification by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Division. The two sessions, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, are scheduled for June 13-15 and July 11-13. Each session is limited to 36 students and a registration fee of $125 per student is required. Scholarships are also available. Space is limited, reserve your spot today. For more information about W.A.D.E. or for an application, visit http://www.houstonsafeboatingcouncil.org/wade.htm, call the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 281488-7676 or email febe@clearlakearea.com.

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Weekends on the Water

A Special Guide To CLEAR LAKE & GALVESTON About the Clear Lake/Bay Area: Located midway between the skyscrapers of Houston and the beaches of Galveston, the NASA, Clear Lake/Bay Area is a unique area featuring the home of manned space flight and the third largest boating market in the nation. Although big city excitement and island beaches are each just minutes away, the Clear Lake/Bay Area has been described as the “Jewel of Houston” and is full of attractions of its own. Boating activities and water recreation provide hours of fun and relaxation in the presence of the water's natural beauty.

Surrounded by water, the land is fertile and offers lush foliage including many evergreen trees and plants. In addition to the area’s natural beauty, technology and history are woven together at the Johnson Space Center, where our nation's astronauts are trained and each manned space flight is monitored. The facility offers an official visitors center, better known as Space Center Houston. This area is also home to a surprisingly high number of quality restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs – including many overlooking the water and accessible via boat. Clear Lake is also a live music lover’s paradise with more than 40 venus offering live performances on a regular basis. The Clear Lake/Bay Area is also geared toward families with a number of amusement parks, game facilities and family festivals.

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The SCENE Magazine recently launched a new mobile and online guide to the Clear Lake, Galveston Bay and Galveston Island entertainment districts. Located at www.weekendsonthewater.com, the new guide compliments the print edition of The SCENE with content and guides on dining, nightlife, cultural arts, events, attractions, lodging and more. This new site is part of a new campaign aimed at promoting the communities along Clear Lake and Galveston Bay as a tourist destination. The SCENE is the official guide to the Clear Lake, Bay Area and Galveston Entertainment Districts. Look for our special Convention & Visitors Bureau racks in hotels and visitors centers.


Featured Attractions 1. Space Center Houston Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the American manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making. Everything you see in the facility is realistic. Space Center Houston's creators kept in close contact with NASA to ensure the most accurate experience. Each attraction is self-guided so you can spend as much time, or as little time, in each areas as desired. Most guests spend four to six hours in the Center. Winter Operating Hours: 10am-5pm (Weekdays); 10am-6pm (Weekends) Discount Tickets: Discount Space Center Houston tickets available at Bay Area Houston Visitors Center. 281-474-9700.

1601 NASA Parkway • 281-244-2100

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

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

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

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GALVESTON ATTRACTIONS: 27. GALVESTON EAST BEACH 1923 Boddeker Drive . . . .409-762-EAST 28. THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE 2020 Postoffice St.409-763-7173 29. THE STRAND HISTORIC DISTRICT Downtown Galveston713- 629-3700 30. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM 2309-2311 Ship’s Mechanic Row . .409-765-5930 31. MOODY MANSION MUSEUM 2618 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-7668 32. BISHOP'S PALACE 1402 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-2475 33. GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM 25th & Strand .409-765-5700 34. TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM Pier 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-763-1877 35. OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE MUSEUM Pier 20 . . . . .409-766-STAR 36. SEAWOLF PARK Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway . . .409-797-5114

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1. Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge......................15210 Hwy 3 2. Amadeus Italian Restaurant ............700 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) 3. Bakkhus Taverna Greek....................605 6th Street (Kemah) 4. Barbed Rose ......................113 East Sealy Street (Alvin) 5. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina ................19431 Gatebrook Dr. 6. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina ............2660 Marina Bay Drive 7. Big Ben....................................................20237 Gulf Freeway 8. Boondoggles ........................................4106 NASA Parkway 9. Buck’s Bar ........................................18301 B Egret Bay Blvd 10. Cabo ................................2513 NASA Parkway (Seabrook) 11. Cafe Under The Oaks ..............615 E Main Street (FM 518) 12. Cellar Wine Bar ..........................1606 Clear Lake City Blvd. 13. Classic Cafe ..........................................2511 Nasa Parkway 14. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi ......2860 Gulf Freeway S, Ste. A 15. Club Pure ..............................229 E NASA Rd. 1 (Webster) 16. Cock-Eyed Seagull ..........................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 17. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack ..........................309 4th Street 18. Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille ................11500 Space Center 19. Dempsey’s Sports Pub........................3612 W. Main Street 20. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..............2111 FM 517 21. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake........................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 22. Don Pico’s - Pearland ..................9811 Broadway (FM518) 23. D’Vine Wine - Kemah ..........................................709 Harris 24. D’Vine Wine - Galveston ..................................2110 Strand 25. Escape Sports Bar ..........................................4200 FM 517

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51. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe.......... 52. Mely’s - League City ............2951 M 53. Merlion on 4th....................................... 54. Michiru Sushi & Asian Bar ..............20 55. Monkey Bar ................................... 56. Noah’s Ark ............................................ 57. Outriggers ....................101 Bath Ave. 58. Pier 27 Tavern......................3202 59. San Luis Resort ............................ 60. Scout Bar....................................... 61. Sherlock’s ..................................... 62. Signature Bistro ..............1918 NA 63. Skipper’s ......................1026 FM 2 64. Smoking J’s ................550 FM 65. South Shore Harbour Resort ................ 66. Sporting News Bar & Grill ........... 67. Star Cinema Grill ......................10 68. Thai Seafood ................................. 69. The Spot ............................3204 S 70. The Davenport............................12 71. The Tree House ............................ 72. Three Oaks Fine Wines ................ 73. Time Out Sports Bar #1 .............. 74. Time Out Sports Bar #2 ............... 75. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ............... 76. Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar . 77. Topwater Grill..............................8 78. T-bone Tom’s ................................ 79. Wings ‘N’ More - League City ......... 80. What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro ......... 81. Zone 504 .......................................

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INAUGURAL EDGEWATER DRAGON BOAT REGATTA SCENE Slayers Taste Victory as Dragons Boats return for the fist time since Ike Twenty-five Houston-area teams and a crowd estimated at more than 1,500 came together last month as the Texas Dragon Boat Association (TDBA) returned to the area for the first time since Hurricane Ike with the Inaugural Edgewater Dragon Boat Challenge in Webster.

sharing this dramatic aspect of Asian culture with the greater Houston community. Proceeds from the festivals go toward promotion of dragon boat racing in Texas and other charitable activities.

The SCENE Magazine had competed in previous locally held TDBA regattas and “The Edgewater Dragon Boat Chalcelebrated the dragon boats’ return by lenge was a huge success,” said Eve winning their division. Visit www.sceneMarie Ruhlman, TDBA President & Execu- live.net for a dynamic video highlighting tive Director. the event and the SCENE Slayer’s performance. Tempted to watch the boats live Dragon boat racing is the world's and up close? The 11th Annual Houston fastest-growing water sport. It combines tradition with modern day teamwork, en- Dragon Boat Festival is Saturday, May 7 at Allen's Landing in Houston; the 8th Anthusiasm, and strategy. The purpose of nual Gulf Coast Dragon Boat Regatta in these local events is to promote the tradiSugarland will be October 22 and 23. tion and sport of dragon boat racing,


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Moody Gardens offers summer fun with new rainforest adventures, a lazy river, dinosaurs, fireworks & $30+ million in enhancements Travelers will discover an unprecedented number of new attractions, exhibits and experiences this summer at Moody Gardens, one of the largest and most familyfriendly destinations in the Southwestern U.S. From the Brazilian Rainforest to Polynesian themed beaches, visitors will find they can escape to nearly anywhere in the world at Moody Gardens, including prehistoric times.

Rainforest Pyramid Grand Opening: May 28 Following a $25 million enhancement and damage from Hurricane Ike, this attraction emerges to offer an up-close interactive experience with endangered animals and plants that can only be found in an actual rainforest. A Welcome Bridge takes guests across a new Giant Amazon River Otter Exhibit. Free-roaming Saki Monkeys, Two-toed Sloths, Cotton-top Tamarins, birds and lizards greet visitors at treetop level for an entirely new perspective of the Rainforest Pyramid. Interact freely with hundreds of butterflies along the way to a multi-level Bat Exhibit. Down on the Rainforest Floor, guests will encounter the Ocelot Exhibit, Chinese Alligators and a variety of other animals, insects and reptiles that showcase the diversity and splendor that exists in all life in the Rainforests of the World today. Admission is $20.95 for adults and $17.95 for children and seniors. Admission is free for children ages 3 and under. A Value Pass to all attractions is $49.95. Palm Beach Features New Lazy River, Wave Pool, Tower Slides this Summer: Opens May 28 Beachgoers will discover more interactive experiences including a Wave Pool, Lazy River, and a giant Tower Slide when Palm Beach, a Moody Gardens summertime attraction, opens for the season on Saturday May 28. With its white sand beaches and freshwater lagoons, the attraction has offered Galveston Island visitors a scenic, family-friendly escape to cool off

since 1988. Amongst the lush, exotic setting, this year guests will find a Kon-Tiki themed water adventure with a variety of new choices to engage and explore. A 650-linear-foot Lazy River offers over 60 interactive points at which guests on shore can splash and spray as their friends float by along the Lazy River course. A 6,100-squarefoot zero entry Wave Pool graduates to a depth of 5 feet to appeal to a variety of ages. Two 18-foot enclosed Tower Slides offer a thrilling plunge of refreshment. Palm Beach’s Kon-Tiki theme suggests fun in the sun and a water adventure for all. Adult admission is $18.95 and children and senior tickets are $15.95. Children ages 3 and under are free. Palm Beach Season Passes are $45 per person. A Value Pass to all attractions is $49.95.

Dinos Alive! Exhibit: Open June 4 – August 15 Moody Gardens will be transformed into a prehistoric stomping ground with more than 20 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, including a full-size Tyrannosaurus Rex, a baby T-Rex and its nest, a Triceratops and a Stegosaurus, just to name a few. The exhibit Dinos Alive! takes guests on a Jurassic adventure as they become part of a rescue team sent back in time to search for a missing plane and its crew. The team will wander through curving paths lined with tropical foliage, discover full-grown and baby dinosaurs and gather clues to assist in the search mission. Admission is $5.95

Bands on the Sand at Palm Beach Friday Night Concert Series (w/Fireworks): June 10 – August 12 Some of the region’s favorite bands will perform out at Palm Beach this summer. Enjoy the new lazy river, wave pool and towers slides. Each concert is followed by a fireworks show over Offats Bayou and the Moody Gardens pyramids. Admission to each concert is just $10 for all ages. June 10: Time in a Bottle; June 17: The Line Up; June 24: The Fantastics; July 1: Intercoastal Pirates; July 2: The Zydeco Dots; July 3: Hamilton Loomis; July 8: D.R.U.M.; July 15: Kelly McGuire; July 22: Vertigo; July 29: Radio London; August 5: Hanna’s Reef and August 12: The Slags.


Mark Your Calendars! A reminder of upcoming SCENE-approved events not to miss.

Wednesday Sailboat Races

Rock The Dock (Thursdays)

Clear Lake Greek Festival

Weekly until October • Clear Lake

Starts May 5 • Kemah Boardwalk

May 6, 7 & 8 • Landolt Pavilion, C. Lake Park

Village Fair & TX Music Fest.

Toga 7K Fun Run (Greek Fest.)

Mother’s Day Bay Cruise

May 6, 7 & 8 • Walter Hall Park (League City)

May 7 • Clear Lake Park

May 8 • Fantasea Yacht Charter

Clear Lake Business Expo

Armand Bayou Bayou Boil

Strawberry Festival

May 12 • Gloria Day Church, Nassau Bay

May 14 • Clear Lake Park Landolt Pavilion

May 20-22 • Pasadena Convention Center

Kemah Fishing Tournament

Salute to Heroes 2011

Texas Outlaw Challenge

May 20 • Galveston Bay

June 23 • South Shore Harbour Resort

June 23 - 26 • Clear Lake & Galv. Bay


On the Water Sea Lake Yacht Sales Shoe Regatta slated for May 21 & 22 Lakewood Yacht Club Race Committee Chairman Dwight Bengtson recently announced that the Sea Lake Yacht Sales Shoe Regatta will be held over the weekend of May 21 & 22. In 1982, Lakewood hosted the first Shoe Regatta, and now the club is the organizing authority. Bay Access, a not for profit organization that supports amateur racing, is the host. The Regatta, which is open to the public, is a favorite among local racers because each crew member of the winning boat in each class is awarded a West Marine gift card. The Shoe Regatta is for one-design, handicapped, and cruising sailboats over 20 feet in length and with a cabin. There will be three race courses set on Galveston Bay: a windward/leeward course for the One Design classes; a windward/leeward course for handicap rated boats; and a third triangular course to provide a long race for handicap rated spinnaker and non-spinnaker boats. PHRF Certificates are not required for Cruisers. The Skippers Meeting will be held on Fri., May 20, 7:30 pm

Upcoming Calendar

Contraband Celebration Trip May 6, 7 & 8 • Lake Charles, La.

in the ballroom of Lakewood Yacht Club, 2425 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX. “We urge all skippers to attend this important gathering so that they can take full advantage of all aspects of this weekend regatta,” related Bengtson. In addition to the title sponsor Sea Lake Yacht Sales, other sponsors this year are Banks Sails as the Gold Sponsor, Mount Gay Rum as the Silver Sponsor and Bay Access as the Bronze Sponsor. The Saturday evening party will have live entertainment, food, and beverages. The awards ceremony will follow the last race on Sun., May 22, and will be held in the ballroom of Lakewood Yacht Club. Participants can register on line at www.lakewoodregatta.com Contact Lakewood Yacht Club at 281-474-2511 for more info.

Blues on the Bay benefit at Cabo • Sunday, May 15 The “Blues on the Bay” on Sunday, May 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Cabo (Formerly Club Classic, at 2513 Nasa Road 1 in Seabrook) is being held in support of the upcoming 2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta. The regatta will be held at the Houston Yacht Club June 24-26. The cost for the Blues on the Bay event is $20 per person which includes one beverage and appetizers. Music will be provided by Little Terry Rogers and the Bluesbirds. There will also be an auction and raffle. All donations are tax deductible and directly support research and patient services through the Gulf Coast Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Spring Series Race #3 May 7 • Galveston Bay

Leukemia Cup Regatta June 24-26 • Galveston Bay Houston Yacht Club 281.471.1255

Shoe Regatta May 21 & 22, Galveston Bay Lakewood Yacht Club • 281.474.2511

GBCA Single-Handed Regatta May 14, Galveston Bay

GBCA Mixed-Doubles Regatta May 15, Galveston Bay

Rum Race #1 May 28, Galveston Bay Galveston Bay Cruising Association

Wednesday Night Races Wednesday thru October 5 Info: 281.334.4252


The Hairem Salon is celebrating 13 years in the business as well as the success of their stylists on Friday, May 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. The celebration has been dubbed the “Beauty Bar” event. This customer appreciation party will feature a brag wall with various promotional materials boasting projects the stylists have participated in. There will be a live DJ spinning tunes, make up artists and amazing cocktails provided by Railean Rum and Agave! Unzipped Denim Bar will be there with great clothing and accessories; Scentsy Candles will also have a presence during the event. “You won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime party!” said owner Heaven Padgett. “We will be offering fabulous specials on

Style Column • Continued from Page 13 If you are curling your hair, you have to consider the size of the curling iron. If you don’t want lion’s mane curls, then don’t pull out that curling iron from 6th grade. Invest in the many new shapes and sizes of irons so that you can get a look that is more “today.”

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all our make up and hair products as well as appointment booking specials.” The event is open to the public. As with any Hairem event, expect lots of door prizes and goodies, drinks and tasty hors d'oeuvres. The Hairem Salon is located at 18096 Kings Row Suite A (two blocks east of Putt Putt on NASA Road One). Padgett insisted, “Please come out and enjoy the evening with us as we thank YOU for all of your loyalty to our salon.” to use a lot of product in my hair.” First off, the hair will be subject to its growth pattern and texture without the use of product. Second, today’s products protect the hair from the elements, have sunscreens and conditioning agents that keep it from getting dry and losing its luster.

TECHNIQUE: Don’t work to your detriment. Even using the right tool, but with the wrong technique can work against the progress you are trying to make. For example, if you want to diffuse curly hair so that the curl is uniform, shiny and defrizzed, you need to apply product in large sections and then comb through with a large tooth comb IN THE direction you would like it to dry. Often I see clients struggle while blow drying the front of the hair. Just simple instruction on what angle to hold the brush can make a huge impact on the overall style. If you are using a curling iron, make sure you are curling the hair in the right direction. If you want the hair to flow towards the face, you must curl it that way. If you hold the iron improperly you can get kinks in the hair. When using a flat iron, avoid taking sections of hair that are deeper and wider than the size of your iron--this could also cause lines in the hair. There are definitely methods to the madness that your stylist can share to give you a salon look every day! PRODUCT: While the tools are the producers of the movie, and the technique is the script the product is truly the star of the show! Every product you use has an intended use and purpose. Different types of looks require different products. In the salon, every product I pick up and use on a client has a mantra: “What am I using? Why am I using it? How do I use it?” For example: What am I using? Silkening Oil Treatment. Why am I using it? To blow out the hair soft and silky smooth while increasing the drying time by up to 44%. How do I use it? Apply into palm of hand in 1 ml pump increments. Emulsify by rubbing palms together and disperse through the hair evenly from roots to ends. If you want your hair to be full and bouncy you MUST use product! I often hear, “I don’t like

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Big Ben Tavern: Continued from Page 49 Rumor has it, this block is on its way to being an entertainment destination. According to owner, Oneil Kurup, “everything is big at Big Ben. We feel at home in the Clear Lake Area… and we’re looking to expand.” Presently, live music occurs several times a month, with acoustic tunes every Tuesday. In the near future, look out for karaoke on Wednesdays, parking lot parties and car washes on Sundays. Also look out for the Swimsuit International USA competition to be hosted at Big Ben – the winner will rep the tavern in Vegas at the final competition. With events like the tavern’s grand opening in March and recent crawfish boil, Big Ben is quickly becoming a favorite spot for locals and Houstonians alike. Big Ben Tavern is located at 20237 Gulf Freeway. Their phone number is 281-332-9820 – call in to order food to-go or make a reservation for a large party. Big Ben is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Find them on Facebook to get the skinny on all the specials and events gong on.

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BIG RICHARD ROCKS HARD ALL NIGHT!!! That’s their slogan you know… Well, now you know if you didn’t already… Surely you have seen Big Richard out and about in The SCENE Magazine area and beyond, right? In March alone, the band performed live like every other night! Every Tuesday night at Union Tavern… I caught them out at Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub (Clear Lake) last month and Big Richard’s performance was very fresh and a lot of fun to watch. Drummer Charlie Carlisle means it when he says, “We like to play a variety of music to try and get everyone in the crowd involved. We don't want to leave anyone out of the party.” I do believe him. The band performs only covers and only those covers in which they “enjoy playing, what crowds like to hear, and what is a good fit for each singer’s vocal range.” Big Richard has been a band since November 2009 and the current lineup has been in place since the first day of 2011. The members are Will Wadkins (guitar, vocals), Travis Comer (lead Guitar, vocals), George Thomas III (a.k.a. G3 and bass guitar, harmonies, sound, lights), Dewayne Gaspard (keys, percussion, vocals) and Charlie Carlisle (drums and he says “wackiness,” but I say “instigator.”) Who would have thought the statement “Tell me about the band” would go so horribly (yet strangely entertaining) off

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track? By the way, the information is all according to Charlie. (That’s Charlie Carlisle, not Charlie Sheen.) Here we go. Remember, I ask the hard questions for you... “About the band? My favorite cereal is Fruity Pebbles, and I am not sure about the rest of the guys. Will thinks fart jokes are the funniest thing. Travis loves to shred his guitar to "butt-rock" music. G3 is seriously silly and has two clones. Dewayne is a cross between Flavor Flave, Tommy Lee and Mike D.” Awesome to know! Now, what can you tell me about the band’s unique name?

tle Richard” was already taken and “Medium Richard” just sounds funny.” Well, Big Richard has a BIG personality, a BIG sound, and a BIG following! Catch the fellas at Union Tavern every Tuesday in May; or find them on Facebook as “BigRichardRocks.” For booking information, email Charlie@thecrisis.net. Sidenote: Carlisle also plays in three original bands (The Crisis, Faceplant and CB Kings.) George Thomas III AKA G3 also plays with Faceplant. Comer had an original band called Last Hour when he lived in North Carolina and Big Richard will soon be backing him up on that project. - Rhonda Meredith

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(Publisher's Note: See more of Andy Eng’s coverage of this special event on pages 28 & 29.)

TEXAS EQUUSEARCH SPORTS EXTRAVAGANZA : I confess... I knew little about this group (texasequusearch.org) and what they did, but many of you out there know already. We arrived and spotted the band, Thrill Kill and the Real Deal. We only see this great bunch of guys and their entourage at charity fundraiser events, so I knew right away this was a good mojo event. The place was HUGE and PACKED with supporters and volunteers galore. The musicians I spotted in the crowd alternative bass rocker Rene Coppock, Clear Lake jazzman Abel Salazar and North American singer songwriter Zach Tate and the crowd just as varied. Master of Ceremonies were provided by Dave Ward of ABC 13. One guest speaker was NFL Defensive Player of the Year Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens. Pretty spiffy, eh? Ed provided a solid delivery of what Equusearch meant to him with the integrity that only a seven-time Pro Bowler and beloved family member could provide. I got it... Many of you there already had it... Let's all get it...

KOPEK: Continued from Page 60 Let’s look at KOPEK a little deeper – or in another way... They are touring in a black Sprinter van with their tour manager Jay and session guitarist Luke a/k/a “He-man” and one of the activities they do in their spare time is watch movies. A question I posed to the band was “Is KOPEK a comedy or drama out on the road?” At first the answer was “a combination of both” but then Cooney smiles and says “Horror.” It was joke though. Before they sat down to talk with me, the band had been chilling in the van watching the DVD of Mel Gibson’s “Signs.” We laughed about the line “Swing, Merrill, swing!” and the foil hats that were worn in the show. But all kidding aside; there isn’t that much free time right now. KOPEK is working really hard to build their fan base in the U.S. The lads believe in the music. When KOPEK won the “big” battle of the bands, the winnings were basically just reinvested into the band minus a few purchases. They are not frivolous and have an appreciation for hard-earned money. It wasn’t that long ago they held 9-to-5 jobs. “We have held almost every job under the sun,” Shane said with Brad and Daniel nodding in agreement. A greenhouse assistant was one job. It’s the honest living, their environment, any government and the people they know that provide meaningful lyrics to the songs.

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------------------------------------------------TOUR STOP CLEAR LAKE: There were plenty of shows to choose from this month and we along with folks from Katy, Cypress, The Woodlands, and Mexico decided on a Tuesday to checkout Sevendust with opening local acts Fallen Grey, Chrome 44, and 94.5FM Buzz Texas Music Band of the Year From Guts To Glory. Many felt Sevendust's show at last summer's BuzzFest Weenie Roast was cut a bit short. This night, they more than made up for it and were every bit as loud. I was at both shows, so I know. And *that* folks is Tour Stop Clear Lake. (Publisher's Note: Just hours before the last section of this issue went to press, Andy Eng covered national recording artist Red {pictured at left} at Scout Bar.) “White Collar Lies” makes a political statement. “Sin City” laments the human nature. “Love Is Dead” is about love in an abstract way. It’s when you are angry that things you love are literally gone or taken away or have changed beyond recognition. But what I recognized when I first heard KOPEK was that they are a band to watch on the rise. And that’s exactly what the concert goers’ learned that night after seeing the it all come alive raw onstage. The band knows I was going to mention the movie “P.S. I Love You” in the title of the article. I told them it would raise their female fan base by at least 50 percent. Ladies, they are sweethearts, so you have to check out KOPEK at www.kopekofficial.com or on Facebook. Guys, they have a ’70s Hendrix and Led Zepplin vibe about them that you are going to want to jam out to as well!

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Fun and Talented… Meet Obsolete August For 11 years now, Obsolete August has been a musical staple in the area’s entertainment scene. The original lineup included brothers Kevin and Nathan Holmes. Kevin says the band’s name “was something we came up with when we were 17 years old. A friend that was in the band at the time was supposed to leave for school in August. He decided to ditch college to pursue his dream of becoming a musician. He ended up quitting two weeks later, but the name stuck anyhow.” And while the name never changed, the lineup did repeatedly. “Many musicians have used Obsolete August as a stepping stone in their careers, and still join us when they can,” Holmes says. Currently, you will see him onstage alongside Daniel Lopez, Darren Holub and Justin Roelant.

extremely talented and the way the music flows so naturally between them is pretty cool. So grab The SCENE Magazine each month and check out where Obsolete August will be performing. They are all over the area as well as every Thursday night at Scout Bar and every Sunday evening at Dempsey’s. Saturday, June 25, catch them at Union Tavern. The best way to get a hold of the band for more information (including booking) is to email Kevin Holmes at kmh1812@yahoo.com. - Rhonda Meredith

Lopez, Holub, and Roelant are accomplished musicians as well and juggle multiple musical projects. “I have known Kevin and Darren (Holub) for about eight years or so now, but never officially played under the Obsolete August name until February of last year,” said Lopez. “A lot of the music we play is very free form with room for expression.” “Obsolete August is billed as a cover show,” Holmes said. “But each member has his own original songs as well, ranging from country to reggae to rock.” I caught up with the band at Union Tavern and think they put on a show that’s fun to watch as each member is

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America’s Neighborhood Bar with a British Twist By Adam Donaghey

The owners of Big Ben Tavern in Webster have a positive track record of creating some of the coolest spots downtown, including Houston Press top-rated Lotus Lounge, Reign Lounge, Halo and Bravado. With their strong club background and intrepid spirit, the owners have tackled the Did you miss (L to R) The Grand Opening Party, St. Patrick’s Day or Jason Danford’s Crawfish Bash? bar and restaurant industry – The menu includes pub grub staples like Shepherd’s and the Clear Lake Area is taking notice. Pie, Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips and Scottish Serving British and American comfort food and classic Eggs. At the same time, there are plenty of American draught beer, Big Ben is quickly becoming a popular treats. Be sure to try their sliders – three grilled beef pathangout for happy hour and late night crowds. There’s ties served on toasted potato rolls and topped with plenty of comfortable seating inside, or outside on their onion marmalade and goat cheese – or, if you’re really enormous patio, and the homey environment begs pabrave, go for the deep-fried cheeseburger! Bonus: The trons to stick around this American neighborhood bar. kitchen is open late primarily to cater to those in the Unlike the club scene, where it’s all about who you are service industry. or how you’re dressed, at Big Ben Tavern everyone is In addition to filling menu choices, Big Ben caters to welcome – and there’s never a cover. pub gamers with classics such as Billiards, Silver Strike The friendly staff hails from Clear Lake, so servers and Bowling, Golden Tee and Shuffleboard; along with pabartenders have brought their clientele with them, cretron-created bar games like Beer Pong. There’s also a ton ating a fun, hospitable atmosphere. It also helps that the of flat screens projecting all the standard sporting events, staff is primarily comprised of attractive females in short along with premium events like UFC broadcasts. The spaskirts and skimpy tops. Positive attitudes and customer cious deck plays host to an outdoor bar, plenty of seating service oriented mindsets, round out the drinking and and a sandbox, perfect for the summer days ahead. dining experience. Happy hour drink specials from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday (and late night happy hour from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Mondays) feature $2 domestic drafts, $3 premium drafts, $3 domestic bottles and $4 premium bottles. Fans of Texas craft beer will be happy to note that St. Arnold bottles are a low $3 during happy hour. Crawfish Sundays feature allyou-can-eat crawfish for $19.99 and $2 Tuesdays include $2 big ass domestic, Shock Top and ZiegenBock draughts, along with $2 fish tacos and $8 steaks. - Continued on Page 43

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Behind the unassuming facade of a shopping center lies a beautiful gem of a wine and cocktail lounge. Enjoy fine wine, martinis & cocktails to complement your hors d’oeuvres. Discover good conversation, read a book, or tap into the free wi-fi in a cozy atmosphere featuring soft jazzy tunes. Allegria also has an Off-Premise License, so we can come to you for wine and cheese tastings, parties, corporate events and catering. THIS MONTH:

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Since its inception last November, CABO has become a premier place to unwind, let loose, and just have a good time any day or night of the week. The crowd that assembles at this waterfront venue knows how to have some fun. Have you ever seen a giant Jenga set? Or ordered a “Jeremiah Weed” drink? CABO is an adult playground with awesome drink deals. Typically, the drink deals are going to go hand in hand with the kitchen specials. For example, on “2sday,” the special is $2 Jagers and $2 domestic bottles. The “Jeremiah Weed” drink is only $2 on Wednesdays along with 35 cent wings, $14 beer bongs, and Bada Bingo. On Thursday nights it’s your choice of either a Rib Eye or NY Strip (with a baked potato and salad) for just 10 bucks and $2 pints all night long. The “pub grub” is very tasty at CABO. You have multiple choices ranging from burgers, sandwiches and finger foods. It’s all restaurant quality. Oh yeah, every Sunday is crawfish (during the season). While the drink deals and food specials are enough of a reason to visit CABO and get you through the door, you are going to want to stay because of the positive vibe both inside and outdoors. Inside CABO is spacious. You walk in and are greeted by their professional staff. The atmosphere immediately draws you into camaraderie with other like-minded folks. You want to dance? Well, welcome to the dance floor... Come closer... The sound system is awesome. The lights will take your moves to the next level as you dance to the hot tunes of the DJ on Friday nights or groove to the area’s top local bands performing live on the ample stage every Saturday night. Acoustic sets are featured frequently during the week including the A.W.O.L happy hour. Don’t want to strut what your momma gave you? No problem because there is

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something for everyone at CABO. Big screen TVs carry the latest sports action all over the walls and you can sit and chill while drinking a cold one...or two. And for those who are of a competitive spirit, CABO has you covered with pool tables, darts, ping pong table, electronic games, and a huge shuffleboard game near the rear doors. Speaking of back doors, CABO has a cool waterfront deck with abundant outdoor seating. It’s a beautiful sight watching boating activity, the sun setting while feeling a breeze on your face. Take it all in while playing a friendly game of ring toss or work it with a hula hoop. (You know you want to!) The giant Jenga game is located out on the deck, too. Of course, you won’t have to walk far to get a drink. The outside bar is ready to serve you a libation of your choice. The tropical atmosphere lends itself well to the overall beachy vibe of Seabrook. CABO hosts multiple bikini contests. Mark your calendar now, on June 25, CABO will host the finals. Check out the grand opening of the CABO Beach Bar. It’s an “under bar” with sand “carpeting” and another perfect spot to hang out by the water or play pool on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. That’s “pool” as in “pool table” and not “swimming pool.” The CABO Beach Bar will be rockin’ out to live music all three days. Get a smile on your face now because the summertime party season is about to be in full swing at CABO! CABO is located at 2513 Nasa Parkway. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2am. For more information, call 281-532-2691. Tell them you read about CABO in The SCENE! - Rhonda Meredith

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cally tops local area bands. Catch them at T-Bone Tom's for a guaranteed good show! And on to some serious partying...

EL LAGO'S 50TH YEAR CELEBRATION: Complete with dignitaries, plenty of green grass, beautiful weather, cold beer and BBQ, this celebration was probably how all city celebrations were meant to be. Congrats to Mayor Brad Emel and the citizens for a great 50 years with many more to come. Houston might not have gotten what it wanted, but got what it needed from the core members of the Fab 40. Sounds familiar? They're the all-volunteer group complete with orchestra and put on over-the-top free shows for the entire city of Houston. Drum roll please.... We got an inside scoop that the next Fab 40 show at Discovery Green on May 28th will feature their popular Abbey Road performance. This was a burner before, and on our calendar already. Onward...

JASON DANFORD BASH (Big Ben Tavern): The SCENE was at this monster event last year along with over 400 of Jason's closest friends and family and over two tons of street fighting mudbugs. We jumped when we heard about this year's event complete with UFC PPV. Tell you what though, Obsolete August with Erik Garza went waaaay over the top stirring up the cayenne on the patio while Rich and Sheri took care of everybody with the cayenne in the pot. If anybody paid attention to who won, let us know. Get the gist? We are often asked and here goes... We calibrate our cayenne taste buds using the out-of-body offerings of Frank & Sam's for which Zone 504 and Jason's/Big Ben's scored closest this season. If you disagree, come see me out on The SCENE. Back to the music...

KEMAH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL: Wow! This inaugural event went the pro route and maxed out on several fronts. On the live music scene, kudos to Alan Stephenson and team for lining up one of the best sounding and lighted events (cameras need lights) we've attended. Folks took in ethnic Andean Led Zeppelin woodwinds, some Texas Voodoo Blues from Richard Cagle & The Voodoo Choir, and perhaps the brightest most interesting act of the month from northwest Houston, The Scars Heal In Time (we'll skip the acronym for now). A technically all-together group of gals ranging from ages 12 to 15, these rocksters successfully fused the likes of Joan Jett to Chris Isaak in total dynamics, clarity, power, and passion -- All within the same song! I must admit lifting my jaw up off the ground and looking out in the audience, many of you were too. So there. Further inland, we swung by Kemah's long running Blessing of the Fleet. Kingspin and the Navigators rocking with an integrity that practi-

FOLLOW UP: Last month we mentioned the Inaugural Mean Gene Kelton Music Festival to support his favorite charities at the Hawg Stop Amphitheater. I highly recommend this cool place to decompress on a Sunday afternoon if you need to get away. We took in Rory Jagdeo, Rob Austin and Dave Lopez, JB Bullion Band, & The Professor Blues Allstars before moving on. We also took the opportunity to get to know better Mean Gene's favorite charities Harley's Angels, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Memphis, and Houston Blues Museum. Keep these groups in you plans if your can. One of the Kelton's favorite charities wasn't there because they were putting on an event of their own....

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 58 TO THE CLEAR LAKE CRAWFISH FESTIVAL: I'll have to double check but I *think* this is the area's longest running festival of it's kind. A drove of you SCENE readers were relaxing under the shady pavilion enjoying Andy & The Dreamsicles with guitar wizard James Reese on the axe. This might be the furthest west I've seen the Dreamsicles play. It was a good thing for Clear Lake. Even further west....

Sevendust @ Scout Bar

FLOYD'S hosted their stellar 5th Annual Parking Lot Party with plenty of fun and sun for folks galore. Just as solid as the food was Funksion on the Floyd's stage. These cats have been consistently solid over the years we've followed them. Floyd's & Funksion makes

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The Remedy at the 2011 Floyd’s Parking Lot Party

sense... Hey, New Band Alert!!! Funksion at the 2011 We caught a new area band, at Floyd’s Parking Lot Party More Floyd’s party photos on page 48 Floyd's calling themselves The Remedy, and I’m really hip with these guys. They slant toward all age alternative rock covers that everybody jumps to and are not often heard live locally. We declare The Remedy a SCENE ready party band. Before resuming our crawfish festival trek, we made a quick side visit and joined... - Continued on Page 53

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Wed.: $2 Ritas; On Sun.: $2 Well Vodka Drinks (noon to 7pm)

House Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, White Zinfandel $4; Well Cocktails $4

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-------------------Where: 101 E. Main Street, La Porte When: M - F 3 to 6pm What: Various special

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Where: 2233 E. Bayshore Drive When: Mon.- Fri.; 4pm -7pm What: 1$ Draft, $3.50 Wells, $2 Dom Longneck, $2.50 Frozen Marg.

Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $2 Dom Pints, $3 Wells, $4 Wine by glass, $4 Ouzo shots ($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)

Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon. thru Fri. 5 - 7 pm What: Call for details.

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Cock-Eyed SEAGULL Where: 1010 B NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Fri 2-8 pm What: $1.50 Dom Drafts, $4.50 Dom. Pitchers, $1.75 Dom. Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks

------------------Where: 2416 Bay Area Blvd. When: M-F 3-9pm; Sat & Sun 7-9pm; What: $2 Dom drafts & wells, $2.25 select draft & select calls, $7 pitchers

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Where 1026 FM 2094 (in Clear Lake Shores) When: All Day, Every Day What: $2.75 Domestics, $3.50 Imports

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Where: 18307 Egret Bay Blvd. When/What: Scout has fresh, changing promotions. Visit ScoutBar.com to learn more.

Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon: $3 wells all night (+ Karaoke), Tues: $2 and $3 pints; Wed: $2 & $3 bottles; Thurs: $3 U-Call-Its; Fri. & Sat. $3 shot special. Sunday $2 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and $2 pints.

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Where: 2110 Bay Area Blvd. When: Mon.- Fri. 11am - 7pm What: $1.25 Margaritas ($.99 Margaritas All Day Sat.) ($.99 Draft Beer Every Day)

-------------------Where: 1804 W. FM 646 JAPANESE SAKE BAR When: All Day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is Happy Day What: $2 Shots, Wells, Sake & All Beer

Where: 3202 Marina Bay Dr. When: M-F: 3pm -7pm What: $2 16oz Dom Drafts, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2 Wells, $3 House Wine

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Where: 315 Grand Ave. When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm What: $2 Dom Draft, $2 Dom Longnecks, $2.75 Wells. (On Mon. &

Skippers

Where 20801 Gulf Freeway (Webster) When: 11am-7pm EVERYDAY! What: $1.25 Dom & $2.50 Import Drafts; $3 Wells; $3.50 House Wine; $3 Mini Marys & $3 Mini Margaritas

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Where: 805 Harris (Kemah) When: M-F 4pm-8pm What: $2 Domestic Draft $3 Import Drafts & Wells $4 Margaritas & Wine

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Where: 550 FM 1959 Dixie Farm Rd. When: E Daily until 7pm What: $2 Dom Longnecks, $1.75 Dom Draft, $2.75 Import Longnecks, $3 Wells, $2 Well Schnapps

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Where: 2555 Bay Area Blvd. When: M-F, 4 to 6:30pm What: House Martini $5, Dom Beer $2.75, Shiner Bock $3.25;

Where: 15210 Highway 3, Suite 105 When: 4 to 7pm What: $3 wells; $3 M.Lite, Bud Lite; $5 Cosmo $5 House Red or White Wine

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What: Too much to list!

Where: 2860 Gulf Fwy. S, Ste. A

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When: 4:30 to 7:30pm Sushi & Hibachi Daily What: $2 Dom. Beers, $2 Well Drinks, $2 House Wine, $2 Hot Sake (sm), $3 Cocktail & $4 Martini

-------------------Where: 4449 NASA Road 1 When: M- F 11 am - 7pm, & all day Sat. What: $2.99 House Margaritas

Where: 4438 Boulevard When: Saturday 7am - 4pm & All Day Sunday What: $2 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas.

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Where: 1606 Clear Lake City Blvd. When: M-Sat 2pm to 8pm What: $5 House Wine, $5 House Martinis, $3 Import Beer & $2 Domestic Beer

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Where: 20760 Gulf Frwy When: M-F 2-6pm What: $3 Wells, Ritas & Bloody Marys. $2 Tues (all domestic & import beer); Wino-Weds (all glasses of wine are $3);

-------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: MonThur 11am7pm; Fri 11-9pm & Sat-Sun 11am-6pm What: $2 Domestic Pints, $3 Import Pints, $3 Wells

Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11-7pm What: $3.95 Ritas, $1.75 Domestic Draft

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Where: 113 E. Sealy, Alvin When: Everyday 2 to 5pm (closed Sunday) What: All Beer $2, Well & Shelf $4, Premiums $6

Where: 1232 W. FM 646 When: M-F 2 to 7pm & all Sun.

Bartending stats: 3 years experience Favorite drink to make? Martinis! What’s the secret of a great martini? It needs to be shaken by hand. Celebrity look-a-like? Demi Moore (with a dash of Jennifer Aniston)

All information in this guide is believed to be accurate as of press time.

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I say ROYAL WEDDING, Brooke says… Fantasy and romance. (She is a believer in true love.)

Right now, who are you listening to in the car or IPod? Katy Perry - but she loves all music. Can’t imagine life without it. Motto to Live By – The Golden Rule Small town or big city? The Dickinson native is emphatic on this answer – Small town! Football? Baseball? Basketball? Dallas Cowboys!! I love football and wished the Cowboys would’ve been in the last Super Bowl.

MAY 2011

- Rhonda Meredith


THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE • PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE The Hunger @ Scout Bar

IDR @ Scout Bar

Loose Notes by Andy Eng Before we jump in, a quick overview... If you missed them last month, it might be a while before Skyrocket ('perhaps the most wickedly original party band to emerge from any music scene) will be back at Scout Bar. Seems like they're getting booked at a bunch of private parties but that makes From sense. We celebrated Scout Bar's 7th Anniversary with Guts To Glory I.D.R., Saturate and The Hunger rocking on strong @ Scout Bar when experts inside the loop said it couldn't be done. Well done! The Cock-Eyed Seagull packed them inside, onto the patio, and in all night at the annual ‘60s Party with Hourglass. We also took in The Tail Draggers and their new playlist of cool songs from “outer space” along with the Guacamole Gods -- An interesting blend of Cisco and Coach Raggio that has been brewing at Katie's for some time. Jackie's Brickhouse lineups continue to be ever refreshing Hourglass @ Cockeyed Seagull as their remodeling with a first time appearance of Ray Parcee & The All Stars - A night of solid nonstop old Ray Parcee & All Stars school Motown funk. And just @ Jackie’s Brickhouse to remind us that spring is here, we had a pleasant visit with regular SCENE readers all the way from Kingwood who came down just to hang out on Jackie's patio. Pretty cool, eh? :-) David Watson and DeWayne Skipper aka "D2" were playing forth their good vibe arrangements of acoustic crowd pleasers -- It's always good catching these two. Summer's tomorrow, but spring is now, so on to the festivals we go... D2 @ Jackie’s Brickhouse

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WEDNESDAYS: WILLIE BOB & ABEL

~ MONDAY ~

>>Happy Hour All Day<< $12 Dom Buckets / $15 Import Buckets • $1 Sliders

FEATURING

~ TUESDAY ~

THE SLAGS

7pm-2am $3 Wells • $5 Appetizer Specials

~ WEDNESDAY ~

MAY 6

>>Hump Night!<< Pool Tournament 8pm in Game Room $2 Fish Tacos & 24-oz Tecate Buckets & Bones 11-9pm

Fri ......5/6 ..........................The Slags Sat ....5/7 ...... Already Gone/Abbey Road Thurs ..5/12........................ Second Wind Fri......5/13 ........ Ray Parcee & All Stars Sat ....5/14 .................... Rock It Bayou Thurs ..5/19 ..........................Slide Effect Fri ......5/20 .............. Mambo Jazz Kings Sat ....5/21 ..............Mambo Jazz Kings Thurs ..5/26 ...................... Record Street Fri ......5/27 ..............................Relics Sat ....5/28 ..........................Madigan Thurs ..6/2 .............................. Tantrum Fri ......6/3 ................Something Unique Sat ....6/4 ................................ Kaos

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~ FRIDAY ~

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~ SATURDAY ~

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Live Music Review

P.S. I LOVE YOU,

KOPEK

By Rhonda Meredith The closest I had ever come to an Irish musician was about four feet… I remember the event well… The distance between me and my TV set was four feet and I was watching the chick flick P.S. I LOVE YOU on some cable channel. Yes, I was sitting close and it was bad for my eyes, but the Irish musician was really talented and, ok, I admit he was pretty cute too.

Melovine (w/Euphilia, A Digital Death & The Last Place You Look)

Friday, May 13 UNION TAVERN

But that was then and this is now. My new “distance” record is now less about a foot from, not one, but THREE Irish musicians from a rock band named KOPEK. The “lads” that make up KOPEK are Daniel Jordan (vocals, guitar), Brad Kinsella (bass) and Shane Cooney (drums.) What was going to be a short standard interview prior to the show ended up being so much better. These guys are real. They are funny. The bond between them is very evident. They talk amongst themselves, over themselves and all the while just chatting away and savoring every moment. Each band member had his own individual thoughts, but collectively they were on the same page. When I mentioned “Texas”, the answer was “It’s hot!” followed up with “But we love Texas!” in unison.

Symphony X Saturday, May 14 SCOUT BAR

Speaking of Texas, KOPEK was at Houston’s Scout Bar supporting COLD’s “SuperFiction” tour. It was KOPEK’s first time in Houston and their second official U.S. tour. The lads’ first U.S. tour had them sharing the stage with Hinder.

Mama Tried (& The Drive) Saturday, May 28

Here are the basics: KOPEK is a three-piece band from Dublin, they won a Battle of The Band’s contest in 2005 in which the purse was a cool $100,000. Brad and Shane were neighbors and Daniel answered their want ad for a singer. “Kopek” is indeed Russian currency but that’s not the meaning behind the name.

ZONE 504

The actual “meaning” is something like this, “We wanted a name that when someone says that name, they will immediately think of a kick ass rock band and that band would be US!” KOPEK’s debut CD is called “White Collar Lies”, but to generalize it as being a political record would limit your intelligence...and the songs. - Continued on Page 46

Scan the code or visit SCENElive.net for Great KOPEK Videos and much more!

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5/6 ..........................Crisis 5/7..Madigan/Pacquiao Fight 5/13 ................Loud Love 5/14..........................TBA 5/20 ..............Pirate Radio 5/21 ..............David Grace 5/27 ..............The Line Up 5/28 ..........................Tba 6/3 ................Three Peace 6/4 ..........................TBA

ALL-YOUCAN-EAT CRAWFISH!

THURSDAYS: $17 CRAWFISH & LIVE ACOUSTIC SUNDAYS: $15 CRAWFISH W/ OBSOLETE AUGUST

MAY 20: THE CALCUTTA @ DEMPSEY’S 7pm - Crawfish boill off preliminaries for...

MAY 21: CRAWFISH BOIL OFF @ POD’ZUS Noon: Crawfish boill off competition @ Pod’zus Crawfish Shed, 2821 25th Avenue, Texas City

JUNE 4: MOTORCYCLE POKER FUN RUN benefitting THE ROSE (www.the-rose.org). For above event details, call 713-503-2994

MONDAY: $2 U-Call-Its; TUESDAY: $2 Dom Big Ass Beer; WEDNESDAY: $1 drafts $2 wells, $3 bombs & karaoke; THURSDAY: All You Can Eat Crawfish and Accoustic Live Music

FULL FISH TACOS now on the menu! ~Blackened & Fried ~ KITCHEN 3612 W. Main Street • League City Hours: 11am-2am

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FRIDAY, MAY 6

MOTHER’S DAY PARTY! GIVE-AWAYS EVERY HOUR!

Live Music with Fidelity Maxx • Drink Specials

SATURDAY, MAY 14 PARTY WITH A PURPOSE:

MARCH OF DIMES

$5 COVER • $3 U-Call Its (9-11pm) All proceeds benefit March of Dimes.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

MATT’S RESTAURANT ANNIVERSARY

FREE CRAWFISH @ 2PM TIL GONE!

ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP Fri........5/6 ..........................Fidelity Maxx Sat ......5/7..........................DJ ReddWave Fri........5/13 ......Mary Smith & Mystique Sat ......5/14 ......................DJ ReddWave Fri........5/20 ....................Level One Band Sat ......5/21 ..Island Boi Entertainment Fri........5/27 ........................Fidelity Maxx Sat ......5/28 ......................DJ ReddWave Sun......5/29 ............................................DJ Fri........6/3 ..........................................TBA Sat ......6/4 ..........................................TBA

Live Band • Food & Drink Specials! Indoor Seating: Pier 27, Matt’s Restaurant & Matt’s Ballroom • Limited Parking

FRIDAY, MAY 27

HERSHEL & SHUN’S ANNIVERSARY

ORANGE & BLUE PARTY

Music by FIDELITY MAXX & DJ KO 8PM-2AM • Free Food + Specials

SUNDAY, MAY 29 CELEBRATING DISTRICT CHAMPS BALL HIGH TORS BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM PARTY

8PM-1AM • $5 COVER • DJ & Prizes All Night Come congratulate the Kids & help raise funds for their program!

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Friday the 13th

MAY 13: 4 BANDS! Music Starts @ 8pm

Featuring A Digital Death, Euphilia, Melovine & The Last Place You Look

UFC 130

(Edgar vs Maynard) Sat., May 28

^ UFC 131

(Lesnar vs Do Santos) Sat., June 11

Daily Happy Hour 2-8pm

50 cent drinks!

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OBSOLETE AUGUST

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Tuesdays: Big Richard

Friday, June 24th

Saturday, June 25th

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Washington Wednesdays:

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Mondays 2-8pm All Wine 1/2 Price!

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