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Spades & Dominos Tourney • 2nd & 4th Sundays MY TIME MONDAYS

Monday Night Football with Rib Dinner Specials

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LIVE MUSIC & EVENTS 11/4 ..................................................................Trip to Cassidy 11/5 ................................................Footpie & LSU vs. Alabama Party 11/11 ..............Gabe Onofre’s Birthday featuring Rhymin’ n Stealin’ 11/12 ....Ty Borbon’s Shipping Off Party “Go Navy” featuring Tarantula 11/17 ..........................................................Seth Candan Band 11/18 ............................................Keith Manning Live Comedy 11/19 ..................................................................Pirate Radio 11/25 ......................................................................Spin Cycle 11/26........................................................................Nitewave

WED, NOV 23 • 3 PEACE HELP FEED THE HOMELESS PARTY

SAT, NOV 19 • GUMBO COOKOFF Co-hosted by Podzu’s. Call John at 713-503-2994 or the bar for details.

Join Us at Dempsey’s Loft on th e Strand for BIKE RALLY WEEKEND NOV 3&4 (5 &6

Pending) $30 per person • All-You-Can-D rink (Across from Yaga’s)

MONDAY: Monday Night Football + $1 dom draft, $3.50 bombs & 50¢ wings; TUESDAY: Comedian Alex Ravandis, Texas Hold’em + $2 Big Ass Beer; WEDNESDAY: Karaoke w/ Shanna Cole + $1 dom draft, $3 wells & $4 bombs; THURSDAY: $3 wine & ritas; DJ Trey after Football; SUNDAY: $1 drafts & $2 bloody Marys.

Double Power Hour: 8-9pm $3 U-Call-Its; 9-10pm $4 UCall-Its; POWER HR $3 U-CALL-ITS ON CALLS 8-9PM

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Featured Band

HINDER will return to Scout Bar on December 7th By Rhonda Meredith

The holiday season is upon us. And in the middle of all of the hustle and bustle is the bad-boy alternative rock band HINDER’s return to the Houston area. So double check the list you had made with everyone else’s gifts in mind and make sure your tickets to the December 7th show at Scout Bar are on it too… and underline it twice. There is no requirement to be on the “Nice List” to attend a HINDER show. In fact, the band prefers the fans on the naughty one!

Rhymin’n Stealin Friday, November 11 DEMPSEY’S PUB

Their music videos feature scantily clad women, their lyrics focus on sex and drugs, and in interviews the band members enjoy bragging about their conquests on the road. “It's good to have that kind of reputation,” says vocalist Austin Winkler. “We were backstage at a country singer's show, and we heard this guy over the radio say, 'HINDER is in the dressing room? Get my girlfriend out of there!'" HINDER got their start writing cocky post-grunge songs in 2001. When the band began getting regular gigs, they didn’t have a name. “We started to get frustrated, and we looked up 'frustrated' in a thesaurus and found “hinder.” I mean, it's kind of unique, but it's kind of boring," says Winkler. HINDER has a very strong stage show without the bells and whistles that is anything but boring. It’s all about the hard driving songs they perform with much emotion.

Rock It Bayou Thursday, November 17 PIER 27 TAVERN

Joining Winkler onstage is Mark King and Joe “Blower” Garvey (guitars,) Mike Rodden (bass,) and Cody Hanson (drums.) The majority of songs on the past two albums (“Extreme Behavior” in 2005, and “Take It To The Limit” in 2008) have become instant modern classics: “Lips of an Angel,” “Get Stoned,” “Use Me,” “Without You,” and “How Long,” and many, many more hits… The trend is continuing with HINDER’s latest release “All American Nightmare” (2010). The first single was also the album’s namesake, “What Ya Gonna Do” followed, and “The Life” was just released at press time. The tour stop at Scout Bar on December 7 is in support of “All American Nightmare.”

Mambo Jazz Kings Friday, November 25 JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE

While HINDER does like to live life to the fullest, they also are big fans of professional and college football. The Oklahoma natives recently released a new fight song they recorded for their beloved Oklahoma Sooners football team called “Sooners Don’t Back Down.” HINDER has also recorded a new song to contribute to the NFL’s “Official Gameday Music” arsenal titled “The Fight’s About to Begin.” Both songs and “All American Nightmare” can be purchased on Amazon and iTunes today! For more on Hinder, visit www.hindermusic.com. To purchase tickets before Scout Bar sells out, head over to the venue’s website at www.scoutbar.com.

CB Kings (CD Release Party) Saturday, November 26 CLUB CABO

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Now Hiring Experienced Bartenders

TEXAS BIKINI OPEN

SAT NOV 5 8PM

LIVE MUSIC • FRI & SAT 8PM-12AM • SUN 4-8PM Fri 11/4 ............Dennis Price Sat 11/5 ....Shaun Michael 2-6 & TANTRUM 8-12 Sun 11/6 ............Slide Effect Fri 11/11 ................Cymblem Sat 11/12 ..............Zach Tate Sun 11/13 Blacklight Maniquin

Fri 11/18 ......................TBA Sat 11/19 ..........Bryan Shayne Sun 11/20 ..............2nd Wind Fri 11/25 ......................TBA Sat 11/26 ..............Daze Past Sun 11/27................Lyndrexx

The place to bring your cool Cars & Bikes! Now Hiring Experienced Bartenders

LIVE BANDS: Fri & Sat 6-10pm Sun 3-7pm

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What You Need To Know Right Now About FROM GUTS TO GLORY By Rhonda Meredith Local favorite From Guts To Glory recently released their self-titled debut CD and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. The alternative rock band has been working hard and nonstop for the past five years to achieve the success that is so richly deserved. Backed by I-10 Records and managed by I-10 Productions, From Guts To Glory has steadily built their fan base one gig at a time. They have received some awesome accolades like winning the Texas Buzz Alternative Band of the Year Award in 2009 and the Texas Buzz Band of the Year in 2010. Unfortunately, through some gross injustice, the band was not nominated in any the Houston Press Awards for 2011. The guys took it all in stride and stayed classy when commenting about it on their Facebook page. From Guts To Glory is the real deal and everyone knows that winning an award (or not) doesn’t change a thing. Their fans absolutely adore the band.

Charles Howard photo

I remember when I first saw From Guts To Glory perform at Scout Bar back on St. Patrick’s Day 2010. They were good then, but still have grown so much musically in the past year and a half. The new CD is a shining star. It’s packed with 10 quality songs for your listening pleasure. The first single released was the ballad “Greatest Part of Me.” The track shows one side of the talented musicians. The powerful “Take It Back,” to the raucous anthem “Voice of The South” to the harder sounds of “Drive Me Crazy,” and “The Fight” showcase just what From Guts To Glory have to offer. The band members are Drew Thomas and Jon Hendricks (guitars,) Aaron Thomas (percussion,) Matt Fogarty (bass,) and Jeremy Feller (vocals). Currently, the band has taken their “aggressive rock-and-roll sound” on a southern state tour. They will be back in Houston sharing the stage with The Hunger at Scout Bar on November 23. Then, From Guts To Glory will be touring regionally in January 2012.

Check out next month’s issue for the skinny on The Crew’s tour of ports along the Texas coast from Seabrook to Corpus Christi. They sailed to 33 performances in 38 days.

You can find out more by becoming friends at www.facebook.com/from gutstoglory or liking the band page at www.facebook.com/fromgutstoglory htx, checking out their website www.fromgutstoglory.net, or following their tweets on www.twitter.com/Myfgtg. Their CD is currently available on Amazon or iTunes as well as Zune and at their shows.

First Samhain Fest at Big Ben on November 5 Since medieval times, Samhain, which means “summer’s end,” has been celebrated with a festival to mark the end of the harvest season. This year, the event will be hosted at Big Ben Tavern on Saturday, November 5 and will feature (a lucky) seven musical acts. “Samhain Fest will be a great way to welcome fall and also enjoy some great bands,” say Ryan McGuire of I-10 Productions. “This is one you won’t want to miss!”

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THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE • PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE Fried Ice Cream @ Ballunar Festival

Space Center Intermediate Orchestra

Robert Marcello @ Danny’s Guitar Hacienda

Loose Notes by Andy Eng Simply said, October went by FAST and was a BLAST!!! Before the month got started, the SCENE's Director of Growth and Development had a discussion with me on some new areas she thought needed coverage. Our Director never needs to say much--the look in her eyes gets the point across to which we pursue Growth & Development. Hang on.... OCTOBER SKY: Kudos to the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s entertainment committee for this year's Ballunar Liftoff Festival. They stepped up Friday night's music at least seven clicks on the Moxie Dial bringing in the super hot Fried Ice Cream. Yup... You don't see these cats around the SCENE as they're regional and often locked up at private parties, so folks, we got ourselves a musical treat from the Chamber. The Ballunar Liftoff Festival is one of Clear Lake's annual banner events and gets better every year. Our local space program is in hiatus but that didn't stop the festival one iota, ever sharing with our youth of all ages with the coolness of math and sciences through air sport demonstrations. We saw many SCENE readers at this years festival and know you know. Speaking more of growth and development...

Ballunar Festival

DINNER WITH A ROCK STAR: Was the SCENE when Sweden's Robert Marcello – a neoclassical metal, rock, jazz/fusion guitar player with Danger Danger and factory rep for BOSS/Roland – came into town putting on a clinic at Danny's Guitar Hacienda. Musicians young and old got treated to a variety of new tools, tips, and playing tricks. Cheers to Joseph (and Lori) Bozdech for winning dinner with Robert at Twin Peaks. Music development is cool. Speaking of which... OVER THE TOP: This month goes to the Space Center Intermediate Orchestra under the guidance of Ms. Lisa Black for co-starring on stage with Barrage, a violinbased, world-beat ensemble, created in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for an exciting Space Center evening of high-octane fiddle-fest performing an eclectic mix of music, song and Intermediate Orchestra dance. Space Center (That's Intermediate a mouthful!) And these young musicians did well. Orchestra "All heart, warmth and pure joy" and "Too WOW for words" are what notables have said about this show. We attended this show and say confidently that orchestra in Clear Lake and those who partake is amongst the coveted "COOL" which, if you think about it, is pretty cool! (http://barrage.ca/educational.html) Speaking of cool and around the corner.... - Continued on Page 57

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NEW DECK!!! DECK PARTIES

Less Than Seri ous

& Food!!

UPCOMING ENTERTAINMENT Fri....Nov. 4 ......................................DJ Adrian Sat ..Nov. 5........................................Peroxide Thurs Nov. 10 ....................Electro Dance Party Fri....Nov. 11 ....................................DJ Adrian Sat ..Nov. 12 ......................................Flipside Fri....Nov. 18 ..Andy & the Dreamsicles Deck Party Sat ..Nov. 19 ................................Mama Tried Fri....Nov. 25 ..............................Cassette Tape Sat ..Nov. 26 ..............................Infinity’s Twin Fri....Dec. 2 ..................Andy & the Dreamsicles + KEMAH TOY DRIVE & PUB CRAWL Sat ..Dec. 3 ......................................The 007s

MONDAY

MAMA CASS KARAOKE; $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles

TUESDAY

DART TOURNEYS; $ 3 Wells & Shot Specials

Drink of the Month:

SUNDAY

$2 Pints & $2 Bloody Marys

GOBBLE -TINI

ZONE 504’S

Three Palms Grill

WEDNESDAY

Delicious Caribbean Menu Available Late Every Night!

THURSDAY

35¢ WINGS

BE YOUR OWN DJ; $ 2 Dom & $3 Import Pints Acoustic sets from The Bee Room: The Crew Threadbelly & Cassette Tape. + $3 U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums)

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Featured Bartender IRVIN, SILDA, RYAN & JEFF AT T-BONE TOM’S

Mimosas 8am to 4pm Sat. & all day Sunday.

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Where: 11500 Space Center Blvd. (Houston) When: Tues-Sun 11am to 7pm Thursday 11am to 11pm What: ALL DRINKS 1/2 price in the bar & Grille

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

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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

By Rhonda Meredith Collectively, this FUN group of bartenders has almost a decade of experience collectively at TBone Tom’s!

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

-------------------Where: 1232 W. FM 646 When: M-F 2 to 7pm & all Sun. What: Too much to list!

I say TEXAS RANGERS, they say… Jeff asks “Are you serious?” as Ryan coughs “choke” and Silda says she is still a big fan.

Where: 17926 Hwy. 3, Ste. 101 When: Tues-Fri 5-8pm What: Dom. Beer $1.49, Import $1.99, Spirit, $3.95, Signature Cocktails $5.95

Signature drink? (All eyes look and fingers point toward Ryan.) Ryan explains his “Statutory Grape” drink is made of Razzmatazz, Skyy Grape Infused Vodka, a little bit of trust and pixie dust.

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-------------------Where: 4438 Boulevard When: M-F 9am - 5pm What: $1.25 Draft Beer, $2 Wells. Plus $2 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers &

Where: 901 NASA Rd. 1 When: 11am to 7pm Daily What: $3 Screwdrivers & Bloody Marys; $3.25 Well Drinks ($3 Wed.); $2.50 Domestic Beer; Wed Only: $1 Jello Shots. Wed: Happy Hour All Day + Free Jukebox till 11pm

Favorite holiday? Sweet Silda says “Thanksgiving” while Irvin, Jeff and Ryan vote “Steak & BJ Day.”(C’mon, is that REALLY a holiday?)

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

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Best tip received… (sit down before you read this) Silda has received $2,800 and Ryan $1,000 each from a very satisfied customer and Jeff got propositioned by a Dog The Bounty Hunter’s

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wife lookalike. Best thing about working at TBone Tom’s? Irvin says “it doesn’t feel like work” and Silda comments they “have a great time” while Jeff and Ryan confirm the sentiments. Fun Facts: Jeff wants Will Ferrell to play him in a movie about his life. Irvin was born and raised in Kemah and lives close enough to walk to work. Ryan loves children. Silda has been there the longest. (5 years) Heard while leaving the bar after the interview: "Now we are going to be famous!" In Conclusion: These bartenders are passionate about the customers having a good time and say their drinks are the real deal. It’s all about making the customer happy. They are on the same mental wavelength and finished each other's sentences. Go say hello!

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon. thru Fri. 5 - 7 pm What: $1.50 Dom Draft, $2.50 Dom. Bottle (Excluding Holidays).

U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums)

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

------------------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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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 - Sat Open - 9pm; All day Sunday What: $2 Dom drafts, $2.25 select drafts, $2.50 house wine, $2.50-2.75 select calls, $3 super calls, $7 Dom. pitchers, $8 select import pitchers

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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. & Wed.: $2 Ritas; On Sun.: $2 Well Vodka Drinks (noon to 7pm)

------------------Mexican Restaurant Where: 2110 Bay Area Blvd.

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

Where: 650 FM 517 W, Dickinson When: MonFri: 3pm - 6pm What: $4.99 appetizers; $2.99 house wine & premium draft pints; $1.99 Bud Light & Miller Lite Drafts

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($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)

------------------Where: 1804 W. FM 646 JAPANESE SAKE BAR When/What: Tues & Wed is $1 Hot Sake starting at 5pm. Thursday is Ladies Night with $1 Lady Cosmos on the Rocks.

Where: 15210 Highway 3, Ste 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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Where: 2555 Bay Area Blvd. When: M-F, 4 to 6:30pm What: House Martini $5, Dom Beer $2.75, Shiner Bock $3.25; House Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, White Zinfandel $4; Well Cocktails $4

Skippers

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

Where: 2513 NASA Parkway When: Mon-Thurs 4 to 7pm; Friday AWOL Happy Hour 4-9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house.

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-------------------Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon. Karaoke, $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles. Tues.: Tues. Dart Tourneys: $3 Wells & Shot Specials. Wed. Be Your Own DJ: $2 Dom & $3 Import Pints. Thurs. NEW! Live Music Acoustic Sets: 3

Where: 3612 W. Main Street What: 75¢ dom drafts; $1.50 dom bottles; $2 wells; $3 premiums; $4 super premiums + free jukebox!

Where 800 Bradford (in Kemah) When: 5 - 7pm Monday - Friday What: $2 Margaritas, $2.25 Dom. Beer, $2.75 Import Beer, $3.25 Wells, $3 Wine. Sunday: $8 Bottomless Mimosas, $9 Bottomless Bloody Marys

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Where: 435 El Dorado Blvd # A When: 2-8pm daily. What: FREE Billiards, Steel Tip Darts and Great Specials SCENELIVE.NET Quick React Code >>

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

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LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 61 Ryan Cabrera @ Scout Bar

Slags @ Sherlock’s

COOLNESS AROUND THE CORNER: Nothing is finer than enjoying the SCENE either indoors or outdoors so we checked up on a few of our stops Grateful Geezers @ T-Bone Tom's you folks have been enjoying: Sherlock's (The Slags), T-Bone Tom's (Grateful Geezers), and Jackie's Brickhouse (The Remedy & Hamilton Loomis), & Scout Bar (Ryan Cabrera & The Hectic). Each were running at perfect capacity which is no surprise. Over at the Scout Bar, the Sunday night 94.5FM Buzz has become a staple for area alternative rock lovers. Band of the year voting Hamilton Loomis @ Jackie's Brickhouse is around the corner so come check them out! "Impressed" mention goes to the folks at Jackie's Brickhouse for having Hamilton Loomis on stage, Game 7 of the World Series (I'm a native Texan but still a Lance Berkman fan myself), and a crazy Halloween turnout (our favorite was the 6'4" dancing tree) *all* the same night. Now

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*that's* an entertainment complex of the first class. Down the street, we checked out TBone's expanded palapa and certify it ready for year round fun and this year's annual Kemah Toy's for Tot's Pub Crawl on December 2nd. Mark your calendar, bring a toy, and we'll see you there!

Bullet Cell @ Scout Bar (Texas Buzz Show)

THREE YEARS AGO: Was about when LOOSENOTES first started appearing in The SCENE Magazine, the first stop we made on assignment was at the Cockeyed Seagull's open mic. These days, this popular event is hosted by Wood & Wind and ever the place for musicians to collaborate, Open Mic hosted by Wood & Wind @ Cockeyed Seagull exchange ideas, or simply unwind and enjoy impromptu jams. Also this month at the Seagull, we took in Hourglass to check out their new guitar vocalist Danny D. Ever wanted to cruise along the coast in a VW van? If you did, this is your band! Hourglass @ Cockeyed Seagull

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SMOKING ALLOWED

LIVE MUSIC

6 Plasma & Big Screen TVs

TUES 7-11PM

All Sports!

Tom Ashbridge

FRI 9PM-1AM SAT 9PM-1AM

1st or 2nd Tue of the month

Phil Johnson Every Saturday

Karaoke Friday night with

Rey Rodriguez 9pm-1am

HAPPY HOUR: DAILY 11AM-7PM

$3 Screwdrivers & Bloody Marys; $3.25 Well Drinks ($3 Wed.); $2.50 Domestic Beer; Wed Only: $1 Jello Shots Wed: Happy Hour All Day + Free Jukebox -11pm

KITCHEN HOURS: Lunch: 11am-2pm, M-F Dinner: 6-10pm M-F (except Wed)

• Breakfast Served All Day Every Day! • Homemade Lunch Specials • $7.95 Daily 11am-2pm • WED LUNCH: 5-oz. Filet w/Baked Potato - $8 • Fresh Jumbo Fried Shrimp • Fresh Oysters (Thursdays & Fridays) • The Best Rib-Eyes in Town Served Anytime!

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but we'll be exploring further... Put Dena (www.denablue.com) on your watch list. Speaking of watch list...

Ezra Charles & Fab 40 @ Wedding on Taylor Lake NEW PROJECTS: We caught up with Ezra Charles playing at the wedding for Fab 40 member Jon Senderling. Congrats to Jon and his awesome bride!. We asked Ezra if anything new is in the pipelines as we've noticed his CD stock selling out over the past few months. Ezra says many of the songs have evolved with the players he has on board these days and very likely, will be producing an album of live music. Live music is good -- We can't wait! WINE, MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL: The SCENE extended outward this month at the first Haak Vineyards Music and Art Festival. The art and wine were class, and we enjoyed the headline act, Texas Music Hall of Fame Female Vocalist and Female Vocalist of the

Dena Blue @ Haak Vineyard Fall Music & Art Festival Year, Dena Blue for an evening of classy, provocative and delightfully inspiring jazz – the good stuff!!! There’s a musical center of gravity southwest of Clear Lake producing quality material from the Alvin & Sante Fe area. Not sure what it is

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COMFORTABLY NUMB: Newly added to my own watch list is Infinity’s Twin from Spring, Texas. We mentioned earlier the OverThe-Top show with Barrage and the Space Center Intermediate. I finally caught Infinity's Twin for the first time at Union Tavern and on stage spotted a Infinity's Twin @ five-string fretless Union Tavern bass played as in upright manner, a seven-string electric, and an electric fiddle plugged into a Digitech effects box and Marshall to go along with the Bonhamesque drum kit and biggest set of mains we've ever seen on the local SCENE. Get the drift? High energy, new world alternative rock with arena quality sound unleashed for the Union Tavern crowd tis what it be. These cats have played at the Scout Bar and Zone 504 which qualifies their credentials. The highlight of the evening was their rendition of Comfortably Numb grabbing the crowd and Union Tavern staff by the jugular. You get the idea whenever the staff stops, watches, and applauds.... Cheers! On a side note, if you're a Saint's fan, the Union Tavern is your place. We stopped in one Sunday afternoon while the Texans, the Cowboys, and the World Series were going on yet the majority of the house were there for the Saints game in a BIG way plus a KILLER spread. Just sharing, for you Who Dat fans. Back to the music... Indisputable is the bluesy element with Comfortably Numb and Pink Floyd which leads us to...

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Featured Music Venue:

The Tree House By Rhonda Meredith

The Tree House bar is an icon in Webster. Behind the front door, disguised as (what else) a tree, is a neighborhood place that gives meaning to the phrase “come as you are.” And that is a good thing. It’s nice to leave the world behind once you step in to the casual seating area and the door shuts. No boss, no bill collector, no ex-boyfriend or girlfriend drama… This is the type of venue where none of that matters. Bad mojo isn’t found inside The Tree House! The atmosphere is relaxing and calming. The regulars are accepting and welcoming. It’s a comfortable place to be. Good for the mind. Good for the soul…and for the body. More specifically the stomach! Come to The Tree House with your appetite because the food is very reasonably priced and will fill you up. Breakfast is served all day every day. Also, the venue is famous for their homemade lunch specials, rib-eyes, and huge fried shrimp! Lunch is Monday through Friday from 11am – 2pm. The kitchen is open for dinner Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 6pm to 10pm.

ald and Sherry Emery are interested in your input. Call (281) 2868956 for more information. The Tree House is a smoking venue.

Happy hour drink specials are daily from 11am – 7pm with the exception of Wednesday. On Wednesdays, happy hour is ALL day plus the jukebox is FREE. The servers are friendly and quick with a smile as they serve you a cocktail.

Open @ 6pm THANKSGIVING DAY!

The Tree House offers live entertainment three nights a week beginning at 9pm. Come check out the acoustic stylings of area musicians on Tuesdays, Fridays, as well as Saturday nights. Sit among the plentiful tables, groove on the large dance floor, or take a seat at the bar. Everywhere and anywhere is a good spot to view any of the plasma or big screen TVs and watch sports.

*FRI NOV 25*

Katie’s 7th Anniversary Party with live music by...

NO COVER!

Jam Session w/ The Amigos 8pm-12am, musicians welcome, $2 Vodka Well Drinks (12-7pm) Mon: Acoustic Jam w/Lynn & Cisco Tues: Chad Ware Band Seven days Thurs: Benny Brasket Band Sun:

The Tree House is conveniently located at 901 E. NASA Road One in the heart of Webster. Check out their website www.treehousebar.com and sign up on the mailing list or just leave a comment about your experience. Owners Ger-

LIVE MUSIC a week

FRI 11/4......SNIT’S DOG & PONY SHOW SAT 11/5 ..............PAUL RAMIREZ BAND WED 11/9..........................JAMES REESE FRI 11/11..............BRAD ABSHER BAND Mon-Fri 11-7 SAT 11/12 ..............................FUNKSION $2.75 Wells WED 11/16 ....................GROOVE KINGS FRI 11/18 ..................THE MIGHTY ORQ $2 Dom. SAT 11/19 ..........................JJ DYNOMITE Longnecks WED 11/23 ......................SLIDE EFFECT $ THURS 11/24 ..............BENNY BRASKET 1.50 Dom. Draft FRI 11/25 ................*THE REVELATORS SAT 11/26 ..SCOTT MCGILL & OLD DOG MAC Mon. $2 Kamakazee WED 11/30 ............THE GROOVE KINGS Tues & Wed $2.50 Rita FRI 12/2 ................................TONY VEGA Sun. $2 Well Vodka SAT 12/3......................TOMMY DARDAR Drinks (12 to 7pm)

HAPPY HOUR

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HAPPY HOUR • 4-8PM (Tues, Thurs & Friday) $2.25 Single Liquor Drinks, Beer & Wine THURSDAY SPECIALS: $3.50 Burger & Fries $2.99 8 pc Hot Wings $1.50 Well Drinks; Ritas & Kazis $2.50 Long Island Teas

TUESDAY SPECIALS: $5 12 oz. Ribeye & Fries $9.95 12 oz. Ribeye w/loaded potato & salad $1.25 Well Drinks $1.50 Ritas & Kazis FRIDAY SPECIALS: $2.99 2 pc. Catfish w/ Hushpuppies & Fries

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the scene’s martini madness Lemon Drop Martini: Get ready to pucker up when drinking this martini which is also slightly sweet. It’s made with a whole lemon, simple syrup, vodka, and a sugar rim. A “skinny” version is available as well. Chocolate Martini: This sinfully delicious concoction starts with a frozen glass drizzled with chocoThese martinis were prepared at: late syrup and a dark chocolate truffle at the bottom. Next, Stoli Vanilla, Godiva liqueur, and Bai- OPUS BISTRO ley’s Irish Cream are shaken together and pour to 1002 Aspen Rd. Clear Lake Shores 281-334-5225 complete this rich drink. Served with a spoon! Holiday drinks that include “super secret ingredients” are the Gingerbread and Sugar Cookie martinis.

HAPPY HOUR $1.75 DOMESTICS MON-FRI 12-8 PM

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY $10 BUCKETS: MON, WED, SUN OPEN @ NOON DAILY FRI ..NOV 4 ................THE CLASSIX SAT ..NOV 5..........MICHAEL STEVENS FRI ..NOV 11 ........................TRAAP SAT ..NOV 12 ................LOS GALLOS FRI ..NOV 18 ..................MAGAZINE SAT ..NOV 19 ............WISKEY TANGO FRI ..NOV 25....THE LAST CIGARTETTE SAT ..NOV 26..GRIZZLY w/ the HOLDOUTS FRI ..DEC 2 ..........MICHAEL STEVENS SAT ..DEC 3....................INSIDE OUT

...At Our Place Or Yours!

Our Catering and Off-Premise License can come to you!!

Thurs, Nov. 10: “That ’70s Night!”

MON. Original band night w/ Rick TUES: $1.50 Wells All Day & All Night WED & SUN: KARAOKE BRIGADE THURS: Open Mic Night

MON .....................................Grillin’ & Football TUES.................................................Wine Class WED ......Bistro Night w/Select 1/2-Price Wines THURS......Complimentary Happy Hour Snacks FRI.........BYO Steak to Grill. We Serve the Sides SAT ..................................Bistro or Party Nights

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+ FREE Bowling w/Christina FRI: $3.50 Crowns with Christina SUNDAYS: Amanda’s famous Bloody Marys

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Fiterman Sports Group Brings Fans & Athletes Together By John Ennis The SCENE is the Pearland headquarters of the Fiterman Sports Group. Founder Ryan Fiterman apologizes for the “mess.” True, the large multi-room warehouse looks like a sports memorabilia tornado just blew past leaving stacks of signed jersey’s, helmets, baseballs, footballs and framed artwork in every direction. But only someone who never experienced a love affair with sports would have a problem with this visual. Others, including this writer, might describe the surroundings as a toy store for sports fanatics. Fiterman credits his older brother DJ Fiterman for assisting him in building the business. He said, “DJ is my right hand man and helps me every step of the way with growing my business.” He boasted how DJ is currently the JV basketball coach at their alma mater Deer Park High School where, incidentally, they both enjoyed playing basketball. Ryan, who spent two years as manager of the men’s basketball team while in school at the University of Houston and two years as a scout for the Houston Rockets, is busy preparing for his next public signing. This one will bring reigning NFL rushing champ and star Houston Texan running back Arian Foster to Buffalo Wild Wings in Webster during Monday Night Football (Monday, November 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.) for an appearance and autograph

ARIAN FOSTER: 11/7/11 @ Buffalo Wild Wings signing. This event is just one of many signs that the Fiterman Sports Group has grown since it was founded in September of 2008. “Originally, I wanted to be a NBA agent. So I went to work for an agent only to decide that wasn’t the path for me.” Ryan explained. “So I started this business and never looked back.” Ryan’s first client was former Houston Rocket Tracy McGrady. “McGrady hadn’t done an autograph signing in about 12 years,” Ryan said. “I told him what I was doing, starting my own marketing and memorabilia firm. He was comfortable with me because we would see each other several times a day when I worked for the Rockets. So we came up with a number that worked for both of us, and it really put me on the map right away because he was a superstar who hadn’t done a signing for so long. It was a great boost to start things off, and it was very successful. I sold out before I even did the signing. From there, I just started calling on the contacts I had, including players for the Texans. I invested in another signing, and it had a snowball effect. Now I’m coordinating more than 100 signings a year.” Ryan is quick to point out that his business is based on more than just an autograph, but the relationship between fans and athletes and the lasting memories that often result from their interactions.

“I make sports heroes accessible to their fans and the local community,” Ryan said. “One perfect example is the upcoming Foster event.” Not only will fans of Foster have an opportunity to get his autograph (see ad on opposite page), but Arian has agreed to visit and pose for a picture with every autograph ticket holder, a very nice gesture and one sure to leave some positive memories for those in attendance. Foster is just one of an impressive and growing stable of athletes who Ryan has worked with. Others include Terry Bradshaw, John Elway, Gayle Sayers, Tony Dorsett, Jim Brown, Adrian Peterson, Roger Staubach, Brian Cushing, Joe Greene, Lawerence Taylor, Bo Jackson, Michael Strahan, Miles Austin, Ray Lewis, Warren Sapp, Demarcus Ware, Jason Witten, Bart Starr, Sam Bradford, Eddie George, Dennis Rodman, Mike Tyson, Pete Rose, Rollie Fingers, Michael Vick, Mia Hamm, Clyde Drexler, Calvin Murphy and many current and former Rockets, Texans and Astros among others. Introducing the Houston #34s Ryan is most proud of his recently completed ‘Houston #34s’ project featuring Earl Campbell (Houston Oilers #34), Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros #34) and Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets #34). “Ryan Fiterman is the first and only person to represent these three guys together for a multi-signed piece,” explained Texas Sports Hall of Fame artist Robert Hurst. “I applaud him for corralling the three greatest players in Houston history and making them available like this.” - Continued on Page 50

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HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES AT LOCAL VENUES

and he shared trivia about those games. The signing ended up taking about six hours because he really got into it and was really considerate about where he was signing things and making sure his autograph looked good. It was an absolute honor to work with him. He was the key piece to the puzzle in completing my ‘#34s’ project.”

Fiterman Sports Group: From Pg 52 This extremely limited edition, custom glossy 16x20, triple-signed print depicts arguably three of the greatest athletes in their respective sports, let alone that played in Houston, and just so happened to wear #34. The result is a stunning piece of memorabilia for any Houston sports fan.

What’s Next?

We asked Ryan what it was like working with the three Houston sports legends. “Nolan Ryan is all about business, very professional and extremely easy to work with. I was told that over the past 25 years he has only done signings for or through two gentlemen. I was fortunate earlier this year to work my way in with one of those guys, and we hit it off, which allowed me to move forward and secure Nolan to participate in my ‘#34s’ project. He is great to work with and as classy as he appears on TV.” “Earl (Campbell) and I have been working together for a while now. We started off just on the business side of things, and now I manage a majority of his signings and public appearances. But we are now friends first. He calls to check on my nephews, and I call to check on his knee replacement. It’s great, and we have a bunch of projects coming up next year that we are working

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Earl Campbell & Ryan Fiterman on including the 35th Anniversary of his Heisman Trophy win. We are planning a multi-day charity event for April and will have at least ten Heisman Trophy winners participating.” “I had heard that Olajuwon was difficult to deal with and didn’t like to sign autographs. As a matter of fact, before I closed our deal in June, he hadn’t done a signing in more than six years. And then when we sat down to knock out the signing, it was probably the most fun I’ve ever had with an athlete. He was all business and very professional. But when we started giving him different action photos to sign, he started doing ‘play-by-play’ and referring back to those games by testing us if we could identify the playoff series the photo was from,

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THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE THE SCENE MAGAZINE • PROVIDING THE BEST COVERAGE OF THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC SCENE

LOOSE NOTES: Continued from Page 57 PINK FLOYD James Reese @ Katies for REVISITED: The ‘Pink Floyd Revisited’ SCENE's stalwart R&B and Blues house, Katie's, hosted Alvin's Mast Blues Channeler, James Reese, together with Terrance Glenn (Guitar), Westside Johnny (bass) J.C. Chamberlain (Drums), and Kenny Mathews (keys) presenting an evening of cuts from The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here, and Dark Side of the Moon. I saw Pink Floyd on their Division Bell Tour and not sure even the Floyd tried such a play list. This was the fifth time James and the boys presented this project and given each musician's busy schedule, a couple degrees more difficult than, no dis intended, an evening of other tribute bands. The blues friendly crowd and staff at Katie's relished the local interpretation of the time-tested classics rarely heard live on the beat and in some cases, last heard live in the ’70s. We're not sure if the late Jim Shortt enjoyed Pink Floyd, but positive his love for blues for which we're certain we heard

"BRAVO" several times that night. One album not on the line-up list was Greatest Dance Music, but not to worry, the Katie's crowd in full Halloween regalia handled that without a hitch. Pressing forward.... GO FORWARD BOLDLY: We've heard this term before and this month, witnessed it first hand tagging along with the Clear

Lake Cross Fit Training Club at this year’s annual Houston Mud Run benefiting the fight against MS. Folks, we enjoy live music where performers immerse into giving it their all. Faces don't lie and these consummate sport enthusiasts wear it just as well – Gotta love them. The course was lined with 31 obstacles of strenuous challenges so we parked a zoom lens at the one where contestants leaped from a 10-foot perch into a muddy pool of gunk. We witnessed countless looks of initial apprehension, fear, resolve, determination, pure craziness, accomplishment and joy of surviving the plunge. This was not just about the challenges of the course, but to life for which gusto prevails, and so we add this to our curriculum of Growth and Development. Cheers to all who partook for taking life by the horns.... The holidays are around the corner. Thanks for reading and see you out on the SCENE!

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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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CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE & MOBILE GUIDE!

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. July Operating Hours: 9am-7pm (Weekdays); 9am-7pm (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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710 4th Street ..............281-334-9880

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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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By Brian Bohannon, Intern (UHCL) It does not take one long while driving through Seabrook to notice a plethora of brightly adorned pelicans greeting passersby from afront the local businesses. These sculptures are no new occurrence. This year marks the ten year anniversary of the Pelican Path Project , which was initiated in March of 2001. The Pelican Path Project, inspired by similar animal projects in Waco and Norfolk, Virginia, is the brainchild of co-founders Cheri Smith and Marcy Fryday. Since the projects inception, more than 40 unique pelican sculptures have popped up all around the city. When the project was first envisioned in June of 2000, the city of Seabrook was in the market for an idea that could help promote tourism while creating a unifying identity for the citizens and local businesses alike. Regarding the projects beginnings, Cheri Smith remarked, "When seeing just how much other public art

'critter' projects had been successful in other communities, we said "Why not!" The birds come in two body designs; the molds for which were created by Randy and Connie Lange of Progressive Fiberglass Fabricators. But why pelicans? The choice for which animal to represent the town was easy. Hundreds of brown pelicans claim permanent residence in Seabrook, as well as a host of migratory white pelicans during the months of September through April. However, the white pelicans aren't the only migratory birds of this area; the pelicans of the fiber-glass variety have not remained stationary either. The so-called Pelican Ambassador, dubbed "Sailing into Seabrook," has made it as far as Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago for a display. Others have left their roosts under not-so-dignified circumstances. Once upon a time the Scuba Pelican, normally known to frequent the front of Lance's Turtle Club, was found doing some solo diving in the pool

Artist Spotlight: Eric Klusendorf Kunu is the newest addition to the Pelican Path flock. He stands in front of the Texas Hippie Connection on Nasa Rd. 1 across from Lakewood Yacht Club. Kunu, who touched down in March 2010, is the work of artist Eric Klusendorf and of THC's owner Turtle. To give Kunu his signature look, the two first began with a sketch of their vision, which had to be approved by Pelican Path Project co-founder Marcy Fryday. Upon receiving the go-ahead, Klusendorf got to work on the design. He created the hat and shirt out of fiberglass, which he says will help this pelican outlast some of the others. Even his wire rim glasses are made with fiberglass formed in a

of a hotel down the street in a neighboring city. Several others also tested out their sea legs during Hurricane Ike. Oscar the Preacher floated all the way across NASA Road 1 before sinking to a watery grave inside a slip at Blue Lagoon. Another, named Chappy, who managed to get clear across 146 before getting caught up in the volleyball net at the former Bojangles. 2012 will be a year of revitalization for the Pelican Path Project. Marcy Fryday claims that there has been more demand than the group could keep up with and will be focusing exclusively on the project following the end of her term as President of the Seabrook Association in December. Any businesses interested in creating their own pelican may contact Marcy Fryday at 281-474-2511. Proceeds from the pelicans go toward the maintenance of the project as well as a commission for the artists involved in creating and refurbishing the pelicans.

styrofoam mold. In addition to his use of fiberglass, Klusendorf used wood to help create Kunu's feet, which are unlike those of his peers. Anyone interested in seeing more of Klusendorf's other work may find it all around the Bay Area. He has painted many murals including work at the Evelyn Meador Library (where his 1997 book "GT's Hide-away is on display) and his "Bridge to Knowledge" at Stuart Elementary in Kemah. He is also currently working on a number of turtle sculptures, carved from tree trunks fallen during Hurricane Ike. These impressive sculptures may be seen in Clear Lake Shores on the corner of Ivy and Oak Streets.


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1 SLEEPYTIME ........................................La Quinta Inn – 3636 Nasa Pkwy 2 COWBOY ................................................Bosone Auto – 1940 Repsdorph 3 FISHING FREDDY ....................................Pelican Grill – 3142 Nasa Pkwy 4 HOLIDAY PELICAN ......................Holiday Inn Express – 2720 NASA Pkwy 5 FLY BOY......................................Crew Quarters Apts – 1914 Larrabee St. 6 SCUBA PELI ..................................Lance’s Turtle Club – 2613 Nasa Pkwy 7 BIG BIRD ................................................Classic Café – 2511 Nasa Pkwy 8 KUNU ......................................TX Hippie Connection – 3538 Nasa Pkwy 9 WALLY ..............................................................TASC – 2000 Nasa Pkwy 10 COMMODORE ....................Corrigan Environmental – 2425 NASA Pkwy 11 MIGRATORY BIRDS..................Lakewood Yacht Club – 2425 NASA Pkwy 12 HOOTY........................................................Hooters – 1818 NASA Pkwy 13 TEXAN ....................................Steve’s Super Shine – NASA Pkwy @146 14 PUMBA ..............Seabrook Police Officer’s Association – 1400 Hwy 146 15 INNOCENCE ..................................First Baptist Church – 1506 Hwy 146 16 ZACH ....................................................Mirimar Shopping Center - 146 17 REY ......................................................Mirimar Shopping Center - 146 18 MAC ........................................................ McDonald’s – 2416 Hwy 146 19 GARY ................................Pelican Health & Fitness – 1908 Hialeah Dr. 20 PEARL ..................................Evelyn Meador Library – 2400 Meyer Rd. 21 LONESTAR ............................................City of Seabrook – 1700 1st St. 22 SAILING INTO SEABROOK........................The Bay Group – 1405 2nd St. 23 FISHING PARADISE ..............................Back Bay Market – 1402 5th St. 24 PHAROAH ....Seabrook Association – Hwy 146 @ Bay Area Houston CVB 25 SEYMOUR ..Seabrook Association – Hwy 146 @ Bay Area Houston CVB 26 POSEY ..........................................Seabrook Association – Hardesty St. 27 UNCLE SAM ..............................Jack and Marcy Fryday – 801 Bryan St.

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Christmas in Kemah is November 18 to December 18 Open House & Tree Lighting November 18 The annual Christmas in Kemah event begins November 18 at the Kemah Visitor Center with the traditional tree lighting and the arrival of Santa with real reindeer in a Cinderella Carriage led by a Kemah Fire Truck at 6 p.m. at the Kemah Visitors Center, 604 Bradford. Goody bags for the children and photos will be available for all who visit Santa. There is no cost for this holiday kick-off. Christmas in Kemah will continue until December 18 with every weekend full of activities and entertainment in the Kemah Lighthouse District. Christmas cheer will fill the air as Santa will be walking in the district with candy for all and posing for photos, and, of course, listening to all the girls’ and boys’ wish lists. Each weekend the holiday spirit will be plentiful with musicians, strolling minstrels, choirs, dancers, bands, story telling, costume characters, refreshments, face painters and much more. Back by popular demand is “Blizzard on the Bay” where Kemah turns into a winter wonderland on December 3 and 17 with 20,000 pounds of snow for children of all ages to play in the snow, make a snow ball, make a snow angel or even a snowman! Story telling with costumed characters will be on hand telling various Christmas stories during the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: “Blizzard on the Bay” Friday, November 18: Christmas in Kemah days. Open House (6 pm) @ Kemah Visitor Ctr Santa’s Secret Shop- Friday, December 2: Krewe du Lac Christmas per Treasure Hunt is a Kemah Toy Drive & Annual Pub Crawl (6:30 must on your holiday pm) Starting a T-Bone Tom’s to-do list; it’s a fun Saturday, December 3: Christmas Costumed way of visiting the Pet Parade (2 pm) Kemah Visitor Ctr Kemah shops and December 3 & 17 (Saturdays): Blizzard by the winning great door prizes from the Kemah Bay (scheduled to appear 1-5 pm) & Christshops. The drawings mas Story Telling (2-4 pm) Lighthouse Dist. will be held at the Saturday, December 10: 50th Annual Christend of the event. The mas Boat Lane Parade – Kemah Boardwalk annual Krewe du Lac (dusk) & Kemah Merchant Bake Sale Toy Drive and Pub December 10 & 17 (Saturdays): Holiday Ice Crawl will be Friday, Carving – Lighthouse District December 2 at 6:30 Saturday, December 17: Prelude Nutcracker p.m. and to follow will be the Christmas Ballet Performance – Kemah Boardwalk Costumed Pet Parade on December 3 at 2 p.m. Treats are in store at the Kemah Merchant Bake Sale on December 10 in the afternoon as visitors come to the famous Kemah Boardwalk to view the majestic 50th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade beginning after dusk. Kemah’s fun and exciting events have truly made it a holiday and shopping destination. Come “stay and play on the Bay” this holiday season with these free Christmas in Kemah festivities for the whole family. The fun begins November 18 and lasts through December 18. For more information on all these activities or to confirm times, contact the Kemah visitor Center at 281-3343181 or the Kemah Merchants Association 281-538-4165. For lodging call the Kemah Visitor Center or refer to www.KemahTourism.com.


50th Annual CHRISTMAS BOAT LANE PARADE Saturday, December 10 • 6 to 9 p.m The 50th Anniversary Christmas Boat Lane Parade will be Saturday, December 10 from 6 to 9 p.m on Clear Lake and through the Kemah Channel.

the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay.

Ring in the holidays with this Clear Lake tradition. More than 100,000 people traditionally enjoy this event from land and from hundreds of boats anchored throughout the Lake The parade features more than 100 brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from

To participate in the parade: Early entry is only $60 per boat and includes a Skipper's Bag sponsored by Hollis, Huff, Lewis and Co. P.C. Each bag is filled with fun donations from area merchants and two tickets to the Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 11. A great way to get involved is by participating as a sponsor. There are many sponsorships available, from the individual awards: $150, $250, or $350, up to the $10,000 title sponsorship. This is a great way to

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There’s something about being on an island. Special Galveston Island Section


Start of the 25th Annual

HARVEST MOON REGATTA Along the beach of Galveston, Texas The SCENE is the Gulf of Mexico, just off the beach of Galveston Island. The action is intense, dangerous and fast paced as more than 180 large sailboats jockey for position in close quarters in an attempt to hit the starting line – what is left of the former Flagship Hotel – at just the right moment to get a fast start and early advantage in the 2011 Harvest Moon Regatta. And in the middle of all the action is the smallest sailboat (a 26-footer) on the water. The 26’ Pearson Sailboat, the “Alyzarian,” just recently returned from the “Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things” tour by boat with featured 33 shows in 38 days up and down the Texas coast. Captain Marc Borde, better known as a Singer/Songwriter/Music Producer (Shark Attack, The Crew & Borde Room Entertainment), tells us as we approach the Houston Ship Channel, “You have no idea what you are in for.”


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Although too small to enter the regatta, the Alyzarian proved up for the challenging sea and offered a great, on-the-water view of the action. Rounding out the crew along with Borde was performer/songwriter Ryan Beard (Shark Attack & Mama Tried), Ryan’s cute puppy, fellow SCENE staffers Andy Eng and Michael Potter and myself. Enjoy the photos and keep an eye out for more photos and videos of this excursion at SCENElive.net.


38th Annual Dickens on The Strand December 3 and 4 • Strand National Historic Landmark District, Galveston Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Be it decreed that all lords, ladies and children shall come and celebrate the 38th Annual Dickens on The Strand, a holiday festival, where bobbies, Beefeaters and the Queen herself will be on hand to recreate the Victorian London of Charles Dickens. Characters from Dickens novels walk the street. Food and entertainment fill the area with sights and smells that take you back to another era. Presented by GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION, Dickens on The Strand will take you and your family on an enchanted journey through history as a

bustling 19th Century cityscape comes to life. For an entire weekend, hundreds of costumed vendors and performers will provide a look at the pomp and pageantry of the British Empire, at a time when commercial and cultural ties provided a strong connection between London and Texas’ largest and richest city. Centered in Galveston’s The Strand National Historic Landmark District, located approximately one hour south of downtown Houston, the family festival will include parades, non-stop entertainment on the festival’s stages, plus strolling carolers and roving street musicians, bag-

pipers and entertainers. Additionally, costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with tasty culinary delights and Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items.


MOODY GARDENS presents an enchanting Season of Holiday Events ‘Tis the season for twinkling lights, magical moments and lasting memories, and you’ll find them all at Moody Gardens Hotel this holiday season. With lavish holiday buffets, the 10th Annual Festival of Lights celebration, the return of our Imagine Christmas Dinner and Show, a unique holiday shopping event and the always popular New Year’s Eve Gala, Moody Gardens celebrates the holidays like no other! Thanksgiving Day Buffet – Nov. 24 • 11 am - 3 pm: Sit down for a fabulous feast with family & friends and leave the turkey day details to us. Join us from 11am to 3pm in the beautiful Moody Ballroom in the Moody Gardens Hotel for a bountiful array of traditional holiday fare and culinary specialties. Prices are $38.95 for adults, $29.95 for seniors, $19.95 for children ages 4-12 and children 3 and under are free. For buffet reservations, call 409-741-8484. For a complete listing of the Thanksgiving Day Buffet menu, visit www.moodygardenshotel.com Home for the Holidays Gift Market – Nov. 25 – 27: Tis the season for shopping! Sip wine & wassail while browsing for the perfect holiday gifts as the Moody Gardens Convention Center is transformed into a holiday gift market with over 150 of the region’s most unique gift vendors showcasing distinctive home décor, candles, craft foods, accessories and more. The show is open from 4-9pm Nov. 25, 10am-9pm Nov. 26 and 11am-4pm Nov. 27. General Admission tickets are $5 and VIP Admission tickets, which include access to the Gift Market VIP Lounge with hors d’oeuvres, featured beverages, wine and hot wassail, are $25. All shoppers will receive complimentary convention center parking. Moody Gardens Hotel is offering special Gift Market room rates be-

ginning at $139 per night. For tickets or more information, visit www.moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673. Festival of Lights – Nov. 12, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012 • 6 pm-10 pm: Don’t miss the 10th Annual Festival of Lights, one of the region’s largest holiday celebrations & a favorite family holiday tradition! Enjoy over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays, live entertainment, Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, and pictures with Santa. Admission is just $5.95 per person. For just $6 more per attraction with your FOL ticket, enjoy holiday themed films at the MG 3D and Ridefilm Theaters, the Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramids, Ice Skate Rental and the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. Special Festival of Lights Hotel Packages, including overnight accommodations, FOL tickets and complimentary valet parking, are available beginning at just $139. For tickets or more info: www.moodygardens.org or 800-582-4673. Imagine Christmas Dinner & Show – Dec. 15 – 27 • Daily Dinner Show performances at 7pm: Imagine Christmas as you have never seen it before! Relive the story of Christ’s birth through fresh eyes and recapture the wonder of God’s miraculous gift. Imagine Christmas combines inspiring music, beautiful dance and imaginative aerial acrobatics to tell the story of Christ’s birth in a way that evokes childlike wonder, awe and amazement. Nightly Live Performances include a sumptuous Holiday Buffet Dinner and Festival of Lights ticket. Imagine Christmas ticket prices range from $49-$79 for adults, $29-$39 for children and $14-$39 for infants. Group rates are available. Make it a weekend with an Imagine Christmas Hotel Package. Pack-

ages include overnight accommodations, Festival of Lights tickets, Dinner Show tickets, and complimentary valet parking with prices beginning at $209 per night for couples and $259 per night for a family of 4. For tickets or more information, visit www.islandstarlive.com or call 409-6834186. Imagine Christmas is made possible through the support of local hotel/motel tax dollars. Midnight in the Gardens New Year’s Eve Gala - A Glitzy Affair - Dec.31 • 7:30 pm – 1 am: Put on your dancing shoes and ring in the New Year in grand style. The New Year’s Eve party will feature non-stop entertainment by the premier party band Commercial Art. Guests will enjoy an open bar, elaborate food stations, deluxe party favors, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Event tickets are $425 per couple or $225 per single. Hotel accommodations begin at $109+tax/night. For reservations, call 888-388-8484. Spa-liday Retreat: Take a break from your hectic holiday schedule with a Spa-liday Retreat with the Spa at Moody Gardens. The Pomegranate-Cranberry Body Scrub is the perfect way to maintain that youthful glow through the winter months. To make sure your hands and feet are holiday party ready, pop in for a Soothing Lavender Manicure & Pedicure or for the ultimate holiday stress reliever enjoy a fabulous Spa Teaser package, including a 25-minute Swedish massage, our essential facial and a shape and polish for the hands and feet. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 409683-4440. For more information on all of the holiday happenings & special package offerings at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, visit www.moodygardenshotel.com.

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SAN JACINTO CELEBRATES VETERANS DAY No Charge for the Military and their Families All Week The San Jacinto Monument, rising 570 feet above the battleground, stands as a memorial to the men who fought for Texas independence. As such, it is fitting for San Jacinto to honor all military personnel in celebration of Veterans Day. The San Jacinto Museum of History, located at the base of the Monument, will admit active and retired military personnel and their accompanying family members and guests to all its venues FREE OF CHARGE during the week of Veterans Day – Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13, 2011. The Monument is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.

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This includes FREE ADMISSION to: • Ride the 489-foot elevator to the top of the Monument and view the land where the Battle of San Jacinto was fought, the Houston Ship Channel and much more. • View the digital presentation Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto - which describes life from the earliest Spanish colonies to the day the West was won.

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• Tour Making a Mark, Leaving a Legacy, opening November 12. This exhibit looks at the tools that have been used over the centuries to make marks; the people and institutions that have affected change in the region; and the symbols that our predecessors created and passed on to future generations to convey important ideas and concepts. • Visit the San Jacinto Museum of History. From books to bayonets, swords to sketches, there's something here for everyone. The men who fought at San Jacinto were citizens of Texas as well as immigrant soldiers ranging in age from 16 to 64. They were born in different nations but were called together to fight for the ideal of a government that would provide representation to its citizens. Irrespective of race, nationality or creed, the soldiers fought to establish a free country whose government would obey the rule of law. The San Jacinto Monument is dedicated to those who fought for Texas’ independence. Non-military visitors may purchase a Super Combo ticket ($12 adults and $8 children) for admission to the elevator ride, Texas Forever!! and the special exhibit, Making a Mark, Leaving a Legacy . There is no admission to view the Museum permanent collections. The San Jacinto Monument is located on the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, just minutes away from downtown Houston. Take Highway 225 east just past Beltway 8 to the Independence Parkway exit. Travel north on Independence Parkway approximately three miles (veer to the left when the road divides.)

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BOARDWALK PAYS TRIBUTE TO OUR NATION’S HEROES Texas Salute to Military Service slated to take place November 4-6 WHO: The Kemah Boardwalk, the Texas Salute to Military Service and the City of Kemah celebrate and honor our nation’s heroes through a weekend of entertainment, history and fun for everyone. WHAT: Kemah Boardwalk welcomes area residents and families to join in a celebration honoring the ones who give their lives every day to protect us. Starting November 4 through November 6, the Boardwalk will be transformed into a walking tour of the U.S. Army, Navy and Coast Guard. Guests will enjoy a host of entertainment and activities, including: a live performance by Darryl Worley & Band; a freefall performance by the U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration team- Golden Knights; National Anthem performed by Staff Sgt. Tracy Labrecque, U.S. Army Field Band; "Star Spangled Sky" fireworks display; Coast Guard Land & Sea Rescue event; an appearance by the NFL Texans Cheerleaders; and American Legion Post 554- Freedom Riders escorting wounded warriors into Kemah. Throughout the weekend, attendees will experience static displays, interactive tours and various demonstrations of our country’s military branches and their equipment around the Boardwalk. Additionally, the following military vehicles will be displayed for guests to admire and browse while enjoying the assorted activities: U.S. Army AH 64 Apache Attack Helicopter; U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter; U.S. Army Interactive Recruitment Semi Truck; U.S. Army Mobile Field Mechanic System & Semi; U.S. Army Up-

Armor Humvee; U.S. Navy Seal Interceptor- Land based display on trailer; U.S. Army National Guard- 19th Special ForcesStatic Display; American Legion Post 554Freedom Riders ; and U.S. Navy simulators and recruitment assets. WHEN: Friday, Nov. 4, 4 – 11p.m., Main Event: Saturday, Nov. 5,11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, 11a.m. – 4p.m. WHERE: Kemah Boardwalk – Event Plaza, 215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah INFO: For more information, please call 281.334.9880 or visit www.kemahboardwalk.com. You can also find the Kemah Boardwalk on facebook at www.facebook.com/KemahBoardwalk. ---------------------------------

VETERANS HONORED DURING UH-CLEAR LAKE EVENT University of Houston-Clear Lake invites the community to the Veterans Day Celebration honoring veterans from every branch of service, past and present, Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m., in the university’s Liberty Park, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Speakers, fanfare and recognition will mark the annual event hosted by the university since 2003. In addition, in recognition of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the university will join “Remembrance Day National Roll Call,” a grassroots effort to honor fallen American service men and women. “Once again, UH-Clear Lake faculty, staff, students and administrators, as well as members of this community, have the privilege of honoring true heroes – the military veterans who have served our country in the past, as well as those currently serving, to protect the freedoms that we take for granted,” said Executive Secretary of University Advancement Cheryl Rohde, who serves as the event coordinator. “It is through the selfless efforts of these individuals, that we are truly blessed to live in the greatest nation on earth.” With a theme of “The Call to Serve,” the celebration will include keynote speeches by Cpl. Ralph Barkin, U.S. Marine Corp, who served in the. Marine Corps during World War II and Korea, and Cpl.

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Clear Lake graduate Lt. Col. Todd Ferry, pictured above, flew into town last month with his unit for the Wings Over Houston Airshow. Ferry is currently the commander of the Knightriders (HMMT-165), part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, based at Camp Pendleton, California.

Donny Daughenbaugh, retired, who served in the Marine Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2. UH-Clear Lake will join more than 145 colleges and universities across the country participating in the Roll Call event –a reading of names of the 6,200-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Names of the fallen will be read starting at 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., when the opening music begins for the event, and resume after the event ends at noon. Community members are invited to participate and attend. The JuBellate Ringers Handbell Ensemble from League City United Methodist Church will perform the opening ceremony, with music beginning at 10 a.m. to welcome guests. The Clear Lake High School Junior ROTC will conduct the Presentation of Colors. Vintage military vehicles and equipment will be on display, provided by Bluebonnet Military Motor Pool of Texas. All guests will receive an honorary United States flag lapel pin and complimentary refreshments. Parking and admission are free. Commemorative lapel pins will be given to all U.S. military veterans in attendance. The event, which is free and open to the public, will move to the Bayou Building’s Atrium II in the event of inclement weather. To volunteer to read names for the Roll Call, contact Rohde by calling 281-2832024. For more information about the event, visit www.uhcl.edu/veteransday.

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Nov. 19: Salt Grass Potters Show & Sale. 10a – 5p, Clear Lake Park, Nasa Rd, Seabrook

Dec 2-16: A Wonderful Life Clear Creek Country Theatre, Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2:30 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 382-3355228, www.clearcreekcountrytheatre.org.

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

Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wed. morning, 281474-9142.

1940 Air Terminal Museum, Hobby Airport: 713-454-1940, 1940airterminal.org Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Saturday morning Breakfast on the Bayou 8 a.m. - 9:30 am Saturday Evening Sunset Cruise on the Bayou 6 p.m., 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-4742551, www.abnc.org Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431. Butler Longhorn Museum: League City, 281332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday - Sunday, Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, www.lunarrendevous.org. League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday - Friday. Call for group reservations, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, 281-554-2994, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org

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Freeman Memorial Library: Book Babies on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.;Toddler Time on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.; Pre-School Time on Monday & Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.; Chil-

Dec 1 – Jan 5: Winter 2011 Juried Exhibition – Dec. 1 Opening Night Reception TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org. Nov. 10: Music Night at TAACCL with Sparkey Koerner and his Jazz band, 6:30 – 9pm,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

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Nov. 12: Bay Area Bluegrass Association Show – 7 p.m., Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, League City, www.baba.org Nov. 9 & 23: Bay Area Photo Club, 6:00 p.m.,TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281335-7777, www.taaccl.org

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The Laffite Project A Hix Brothers Documentary Series By Peggy ‘Domino’ Taylor At the recent City of Seabrook 50th Anniversary Festival an interesting booth received a lot of attention; the booth was the Hix brothers sharing the findings from The Laffite Project, a documentary on the real Jean Laffite, following the family to current. If you are into pirates, you will love it, even if one is not that into pirates, one will still enjoy the historic findings and the educational road to tracing the famous pirate’s family tree and the diligence of following every clue like detectives. In the age where genealogy is more common now and people are researching bloodlines as a new hobby. There are TV series, specials with celebrities and websites that are dedicated to tracing one’s heritage for centuries which proves most of society is curious where they come from and love legends. When the Hix brothers share their Year1800 documents from their family members and other museums and galleries about the ancestor with a possible, alias: Jean Laffite, one is hooked. The Laffite Project is their study of the real Jean Laffite, the famed pirate and following their own heritage from 200 years ago that follow their ancestors who where privateers in the 1800s. This documentary in process is by brothers Charles Hix and Cody Hix with their cousin Jay Hix Jones. Jay is a TV producer working with co-creator Tyler Townsend developing this document from the research. Jay is the associate producer of several TV series, including “1000 Ways To Die” for Original Productions, the production company for the popular “Deadliest Catch” and “Ice Road Truckers.” Jay pitched them The Laffite Project. Jay also just picked up a new gig producing “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Actor John Schneider got on board in a “through the grapevine” way and the documentary producing took off since the project was already in a development process. Charles Hix, a chiropractor and college professor and Cody Hix, a scuba instructor and adventurer are conducting this extensive research into the truth behind the legendary pirate, while uncovering paintings and records showing highly favorable signs this could be their relative.

Cody and Charles share the family legend passed down to them from through their great-grandmother. It’s been in their family for two hundred years. The Hix brothers’ mom and Jay’s mom fully support them in this family project as they man the booth, sharing with visitors who stop to hear the family legend and learn about the documentary filming. Cody stated, “We’ve heard the story that our ancestors were privateers from New Orleans, and they used an alias to hide their true identity to protect their family. That is what made us jump on this project.” All three of the Hix family knew they needed to do this project on Laffite, that is when Jay pitched it as a reality documentary about the search for pirate ancestors. The beginning started with viewing all family documents that were passed down and with a trips to New Orleans doing research that will amaze viewers as a possible new addition to history unfolding. Charles added that one of the discoveries that led to others, was that Laffite was an alias and possibly his name was Autheman, same as their privateer ancestor. They are not disputing history, but filling in the blanks with more research about Jean and his brother Pierre Laffite. Cody adds, “We will follow this project to the very end, but if our story handed down for generations turns out to not be true, we will be alright with it and we made a great documentary about knowing the real truth on Laffite and to have questions answered that have been lingering over the Hix family for 200 years.” This project is three years old and after bouncing around partnering with a network, they are going to fund it independently through investors to keep all editorial control. They are also looking for more investors . They have a supportive and working family behind them and actor John Schneider on board plus the history of successfully produced series under their belt; it seems like a great start. To learn more about the project and keep up with filming process of this series, reading about their discoveries as history unfolds bit by bit, follow them on Facebook.com/thelaffiteproject. Donations on this project are accepted by the purchase of a (cool looking) Laffite Project T-shirt, visit www.thelaffiteproject.com.

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Kennedy Dance Theatre announces Jete’ Company A beautiful "Ballerina Princess Tea" was recently held at the home of former Kemah Mayor Bill King to announce Kennedy Dance Theatre's 2011-2012 Jete' Company. All of KDT's younger aspiring ballerinas were invited to attend and wear their favorite princess outfit. After receiving special autographs of the company members, guests were treated to lunch and tea overlooking a picturesque waterfront view. A performance by Jete' topped off the afternoon with Milena Leben, Jete' Director & Choreographer, announcing the new company members and thanking everyone for sharing in this special event. This year's Jete’ Company members are Sarah Blackshear, Lilly Boily, Erica Carmona, Cherilene Guzman, Michelle McKay, Nicolette Mojica, Sarah Neisler, Caroline Senter and Madeleine Tao. This advanced ballet company will be performing at the Jewish Community Center, Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), and will be showcased at KDT's annual Nutcracker performance held December 17th & 18th. To purchase tickets please call the studio at 281-480-8441, or visit www.kennedydance.com for more information.

Allegria Cook-Off Gives Back A group of judges and some of the cooks stopped for a photo at Allegria’s Etouffee Cook Off. The outdoor all-you-could-eat event helped raise several hundred dollars for Independence Village. Shell was a major participant in the event. Independence Village is a Local Adult Mentally/Physically Challenged Group Home in Texas City. This fundraiser is close to Suzanne Streetman's heart (owner of Allegria). "My brother lives there," explained Streetman. "We are so excited that we made enough money to take all of the residents and their staff out to dinner since there are about 27 of them and there is no budget at the home for an outing that expensive." For more information about Independence Village, to donate to them directly or to see their modest wish list needs, visit www.independencevillage.org

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Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theater kicks off the holidays November: Breakfast with Sugar Plum Fairy • December: Nutcracker Ballet Don't miss the Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy Saturday November 19 at the South Shore Harbour Resort. This event is always a sell out, so don't wait to get your tickets. Make your reservations today! The Silent Auction and Boutique begin at 8AM and the doors to the Breakfast open at 10AM. Let your little Prince or Sugar Plum Fairy experience The Nutcracker hands on! Watch as the Crystal Ballroom is turned into a winter wonderland full of sweets! Have your picture made with the Sugar Plum Fairy and see a vignette performance of The Nutcracker! A morning to remember... Sugar Plum Tables Seating 10: $1500; Clara Table: $1000; Fritz Table: $750; Individual Seats: $60 • Call 281-480-1617 or visit www.bahbt.org (and click Tickets) Pictured at right: Natasha Aksamentov & Rylee Dallison (L to R); Photos by J Pamela

Then...get ready to experience magic on the main stage with The Nutcracker!

Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre Presents The Nutcracker • December 2-4 and 9-11 Visit www.bahbt.org (and click Tickets) to reserve your seat today. Join the Bay Area’s own professional ballet company as they bring the holiday classic The Nutcracker to the University of Houston – Clear Lake’s Bayou Theatre December 2-4 and 9-11. The Nutcracker tells the beloved holiday tale of Clara and her dream journey with her most treasured Christmas gift, the Nutcracker. The night after receiving the gift, Clara sneaks down to the Christmas tree to check on the doll and falls asleep with it in her arms. As the clock strikes midnight, strange things start to happen and the Nutcracker doll becomes a Prince fighting off rats and the Rat King to protect Clara. The Prince then takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow where they are greeted by dancing Snow Flakes and the Snow Queen and then on to the Land of the Sweets – the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. In the Land of the Sweets, Clara and her Prince are entertained with a celebration of sweets and dances! Tickets to see BAHBT’s production of The Nutcracker range from $25-$35 and can be purchased by calling 281-480-1617 or visiting www.bahbt.org. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition. WHEN: Dec 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 7:30 P.M. and December 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 2 P.M. WHERE: University of Houston Clear Lake’s Bayou Theatre 2700 Bay Area Blvd TICKETS: Range from $25-$35

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Happy Thanksgiving From my Home to Yours!

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Cowboys & Cowgirls Who Cook IX Benefitting local Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarships Presented by the NASA/Clear Creek/Friendswood Metro Go-Texan Subcommittee

Skippers

Fine Greek Cuisine Seafood & More

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

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Skippers offers cooking classes Imagine learning how to cook authentic Greek cuisine while you sit back and eat! Well, at Skipper's Fine Greek Cuisine, owner Terry Psarovarkas aims to please! Approximately every five to six weeks, Terri, a native of Greece, hosts an intimate cooking class at Skippers. For maximum impact and comfort, classes are limited to 20 people with seats always selling out quickly. Taste everything you see instructor Terry make. She teaches, while you eat and sample. During the presentation, participants get a souvenir recipe book to take home. Guests are welcome to make notes in their book as they watch Terry make traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka, lamb dishes, egg lemon sauce chicken or meatballs with rice, hummus, Baba ghanoush, walnut cake and Greek custard. Terry tries to change up dishes for each individual class so no two classes are identical. The next class is Thursday, December 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost of the course is $59.99 (plus tax) and includes the class plus an appetizer, salad or soup, the main course and even dessert. Opa! What a deal! Skippers is located at 1026 FM 2094 in Clear Lake Shores. For reservations to the class, call 281-334-4787.

Aquage now available at Anita's Cut Above League City salon Anita’s Cut Above announced recently they now added Aquage to their retail product line. Other products they use and sell at the salon include Redkin, Rusk, Pureology, Paul Mitchell and Marcia Brazilian Keritan Products. To purchase any of these products, visit the shop located at 2660 Marina Bay Drive in League City. For appointments or other questions, call 281-334-3000. Anita’s Cut Above also recently announced they will be participating in the Toys for Tots drive. For donors who bring in a new toy, they will receive a ten percent discount off any service.

REALTOR RAISES MONEY FOR CHARITY Local RE/Max Realtor Priscilla Ennis held her 20th annual customer appreciation luncheon at Bay Oaks Country Club. She asked her guests to donate to Habitat to Humanity, one of her favorite charities. Ennis and her guests collectively raised and donated approximately $3,000 to Bay Area Habitat for Humanity. Ennis is pictured here presenting Natalie Ainsworth of Bay Area Habitat for Humanity with the donations from the luncheon. EDITOR’S NOTE: Since 1991, the Bay Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate has worked to provide residents of Galveston County and Southeast Harris County affordable housing. They are the largest non-profit builder in this area and the only builder in the locally who works with families whose income levels are less than 60% of the area medium income level. They are currently building in Dickinson and La Porte. Since 1991, BAHFH has moved over 80 families from deplorable conditions into decent living conditions.BAHFH homes cost $65,000 and appraise for around $90,000. Volunteers provide labor, funding, and in-kind donations to help fund these homes. The homes are then sold to the families at no interest over approximately 25 years.

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Chef Felipe Gonzales Caspers Billiards Seafood & Steaks 137 21st (@ Bay Shore), San Leon • 281-559-1400 Background / Experience: Felipe has 12 years experience in the kitchen working alongside some of the best chefs in Galveston. He spent 6 years in the kitchen at Mario's Seawall Galveston. Felipe has also worked at Saltwater Grill, Galveston Basin Yacht Club, San Luis Steak House, Landry's and Sunflower Bakery. Felipe constantly works to diversify his range and is always full of ideas and recipes of his own. He hopes to have his own eatery someday and is liking his recent move to San Leon. Specialty: Italian, Seafood,Steaks and Mexican all fall under his belt. Signature Dish: BLACKENED REDFISH served over sauteed spinach with shrimp and mushrooms in a lemon butter white wine sauce served with sauteed vegetables. Please share one special cooking tip or technique with our readers: With all the obesity in this world, we should all learn to cook healthier using natural flavors such as citrus and fruits alongside olive oil for the health of it. Food will taste and look much better. PREVIOUSLY FEATURED

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The SCENE’s Holiday Catering & Party Guide It’s not too late! If you haven’t booked your holiday party yet, you still have time! Last month we had a four-page catering guide, this month, we added a few more to mull over. Each business listed below is extremely different, but very special in their own way. Whether you are hosting an on-site cocktail party, a lavish banquet, or an offsite festival of friends,there’s so much to consider. We’ve taken the guesswork out of it: phone numbers, addresses, capacity, on-site or off-site? See what they said below. Now it’s up to you to make a decision… Now, go get your party started! ----------------------------------

Opus Bistro 1002 Aspen Rd, Clear Lake Shores • 281-334-5225 On-site catering? We can host an event on site up to 80 people. Off-site catering: We can cater off site up to 300 people. Why us: We can host private events on the ground floor for lunch; evening events upstairs can be hosted upstairs. We have a one-of-a kind waterfront view. Our management team has 35 years experience. ----------------------------------

La Brisa on the Creek 501 Wesley Dr. League City 281-554-4000 On-site catering: Yes, we host many events at our facility and can accommodate 200+. Facilities: We have two event rooms the smaller seats up to 80 guests, the larger seats up to 200, both have projectors, PA systems with wireless mic's and a Podium. We prepare your food in house. Off-site catering: Yes we cater off site and can handle any size event over 50. We have catered for up to six hundred and served them plated food in just twenty five minutes. Why us: We were voted Houston area's best Mexican restaurant by Houston's Best 2010, we also won best Fajita at the League City Fair 2010. We will have been in business nine years January 20, 2012, and have invested in all the proper catering equipment to take care of your event no matter the size group. Our staff are dressed in white chef's clothing and are professional with the set up, service and breakdown.

cated in Alvin, Texas is equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen that produces superior, custom catering. Off-site catering: Our specialty is off-site and remote catering. We have the knowledgeable staff and all necessary equipment available to handle a very large event to as many guests as the client requires. Why us: Our formally trained chefs work closely with our clients to plan and execute a successful high-quality, catered event using only the freshest ingredients. Cardinal Special Occasions 5950 FM 517 Road, Alvin • 281-3341010 On-site catering: Cardinal can host an event on-site for intimate groups. We have the ability to host a seated dinner that will accommodate up to 12 people, or a cocktail party for up to 75 guests. Facilities: Our warm and inviting facility, lo-

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Sherlock’s Pub 2416 Bay Area Blvd • 281-461-4702 On-site parties: Our pub side can hold up to 300 people, club side can hold up to 500. Game room and patio also available for smaller parties. Facilities: No onsite menu available. So, private parties

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can use their own caterer. Why us: The individual rooms in our venue can easily accommodate any size party. We do allow any caterers. We also have a friendly staff to accommodate any size party. We have free parking, and we have a great size parking lot to fit bigger parties. If the weather is nice you can also book a party on the patio. We host live entertainment seven nights a week. Wee have the longest Happy Hour in town along with free Happy Hour buffets Wednesday through Friday. We are very flexible and want to help with anything to make the party easier and a great experience for the host. ---------------------------------Still not what you are looking for? Have no fear! Check out last month’s issue for more than 25 other listings and descriptions. Check out www.scenelive.net.

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Hilton Upper Bay Rd.

I-45

NASA Rd. 1

Space Center Drive

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Cover Story

The Management team at Tommy's is ready to serve you! Long-time seafood favorites include a delectable whole Maine stuffed lobster, various incarnations on salmon, tuna and redfish, and broiled and fried seafood platters. The succulent seafood and champagne pasta is a generous blend of shrimp, mussels, and calamari sautéed with onions and peppers, champagne garlic cream sauce and served over La Bella linguini. Tommy's cooks many of its food in the traditional Louisiana creole fashion. The dark roux seafood gumbo is an excellent testament to this cooking style. Chock full of shrimp, oysters and crawfish, it's the perfect starter to any entree. If you've got a lunch date, try the crawfish enchiladas, topped with pico de gallo and sour cream, or the shrimp, oyster or fish po boy, served fully dressed with ancho aioli chili sauce and French fries. If you still have room for dessert, I recommend the Jealousy – a puff pastry filled with raspberries and pears, served warm with raspberry and cream an glais sauces and vanilla ice cream.

By Adam Donaghey The heat has finally subsided in the Clear Lake Area – the air has gotten cooler, the long pants and sweaters come out, and most importantly, Oyster season is back. While the bays in Texas are currently closed, Louisiana opened November 1st. Kicking off the season appropriately, Tommy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar has brought back their famous Tuesdays & Fridays $5 raw oysters by the dozen in addition to adding a few new menu options. Recent management changes have also tweaked customer service for the better. Shown on the cover of this month's SCENE Magazine is Tommy's assembled team, including head chef Manuel Viveros, sous-chef Javier Viveros, front of the house manager Robin Ross, and bar manager Clay Phillips. For 17 years, owner Tommy Tollett has taken great strides to provide excellent customer service while serving quality food. The Viveros brothers have been a part of the Tommy's team since 2003. Manuel's extensive knowledge of fresh seafood, steaks and sauces cooked inhouse daily, has helped solidify Tommy's with the reputation of serving fantastic food. Manuel's brother, Javier, cooks on the line; he's a pro on the grill and perfects the sauces. New to the team is Robin Ross, Tommy's front-of-the-house manager. Her experience with fine wines is just one of the many qualities she brings to the table. Martinis are widely popular at Tommy's and Clay Phillips is to thank for that. A true mixologist, Clay has created a variety of delicious tasting martinis and other bar concoctions.

Pony up to the oyster bar and sample some of the tastiest oyster creations around. The iced oyster Mignonette serves oysters with champagne-vinegar, white wine, crushed white peppercorns, diced shallots, jalapeños and cilantro. An oyster shooter served with Creole Bloody Mary mix is the perfect way to kick off a hearty meal or have a fried oyster poor boy – lightly dredged in corn flour and topped with chipotle aioli sauce – if you'd like to make it an oyster meal.

“With this team, customer service has stepped up a notch,” said Tollett. “Patrons will notice new faces on the floor – both managers and servers – with more attention to detail and more product knowledge.” In addition to quality customer service, the team focuses on providing the best food possible. Always experimenting in the kitchen, Tommy and his chefs are constantly coming up with new ideas and combinations in an effort to create new and interesting dishes. Brand new to the menu is a fresh rainbow trout entree, stuffed with jumbo lump crabmeat dressing and topped with a meuniere sauce. Just in time for oyster season is Tommy's new Oysters Rockefeller recipe, featuring cream spinach with smoked tasso (ham) and andouille sausage. New to the happy hour menu is fried boudin, and if you're a steak fan, try the Bleu Cheese filet, topped with a wild mushroom demi-glace.

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The food is delicious and the atmosphere is both casual and upscale at Tommy's; but if you're not necessarily looking for a full meal, the happy hour menu is a perfect choice for an appetizer and drinks. As mentioned earlier, martinis are all the rage at Tommy's and the classy horseshoe bar is a great place to drink them. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., and features $5 house martinis, along with $2.75 domestic beers, $4 house wines and well cocktails and a hodgepodge of menu items and appetizers ranging from $4 to $9 each. Try the mussels, sautéed in white wine, basil and lemon butter sauce, or the black and blue spicy tuna, thinly sliced and served with wasabi and pickled ginger. Tommy's is located at 2555 Bay Area Blvd in Houston and can be found on the web at tommys.com. Regular operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. Tommy's is closed on Sundays except for private events and holidays. Book your event, family reservation, private and corporate parties today, or inquire about catering, by calling 281-4802221.

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NOW BOOKING

HOLIDAY PARTIES TWO PRIVATE ROOMS AVAILABLE

MONDAY - FRIDAY 4-6:30

OYSTERS ON HALF SHELL $5/DOZ TUESDAY & FRIDAY 4-CLOSE

OYSTER ON HALF SHELL $5/DOZ HAPPY HOUR 4-CLOSE $4 HOUSE WINE • $2.75 DOM BEER $4 WELL DRINKS • $3.25 SHINER BOCK

Book Our Private Room For Your Holiday Party!

2555 BAY AREA BLVD. • 281-480-2221 OPEN SUNDAYS FOR HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS ONLY

2 PRIVATE BANQUET ROOMS • WE DO CATERING

The freshest seafood you can get

without actually jumping in!

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THE SCENE IS THE OFFICIAL ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE TO THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA

November 2011.....South Belt • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galveston 11........................................Cover Story: Tommy’s 13 ............Part 2: Holiday Catering & Party Guide 16 ....................Featured Chef: Felipe Gonzales 18......................Skippers offers cooking classes 18 ..........Aquage available at Anita’s Cut Above 18 ....................Realtor raises money for charity 19 ............SBS: Cowboys & Cowgirls Who Cook 22 ..........................................Arts: Ballet News 24 ................................Arts: The Laffite Project 25................Arts: SCENE Cultural Arts Calendar - - - - CENTER SPREAD - - - • ........Weekends on the Water (Visitor’s Guide) • ................................Map of Area Attractions • ..........................Feature: Pelican Path Project • ................Event Preview: Christmas in Kemah • ............................Event Preview: Boat Parade

• ............................Map: Where to Eat & Drink • ....................Galveston Entertianment Section • ............Galveston: SBS-> Harvest Moon Regatta • ..............Galveston: 38th Dickens on the Strand • ....Galveston: Moody Gardens Holiday Calendar • ....................................Galveston: SBS-> Surfing 46 ..................SBS: La Brisa “Dia De Los Muertos” 48 ............Featured Music Venue: The Tree House 49 ................................SBS: Halloween Parties 52 ................Cover Story: Fiterman Sports Group 54........................Martini Madness: Opus Bistro 58-59 ..................................Happy Hour Guide 59 ................Featured Bartenders: T-Bone Tom’s 61, 57, 55, 47 ........Loose Notes: Live Music Guide 62..........................Feature: From Guts to Glory 64 ..........Featured Band: Hinder returns to Scout

Front Cover: TOMMY’S RESTAURANT OYSTER BAR • Back Cover: FITERMAN SPORTS

20 items under $10 SANDWICHES SALADS SOUPS CUBAN FISH TACOS

• • • •

HAPPY HOUR M-F 4-7PM $3.50 MARTINIS; $1 OFF: WELLS, WINE, BEER & CALLS

A N A MERICAN G RILLE with a Cuban Flair

2800 MARINA BAY DR. | LEAGUE CITY | 281-334-7700 VOTED BEST LUNCH SPOT, BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT, BEST SERVICE

Open for Lunch & Dinner • Mon-Sat 11am-10pm • www.soshoregrille.com • Where Locals Dine THE SCENE

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Since 1974

Steakhouse Restaurant

NEW! COUNTRY-FRIED SUNDAYS!

LATE-NIGHT FEVER!!

11/4 ......................Trial by Fire 11/5 ................................Dreamsicles 11/6 ....................Cheap Whiskey

DINNER SPECIALS

Mon ..............Hamburger Steak Tues ........................Prime Rib Wed ..Fried or Grilled Pork Chops Thurs ............All-U-Can-Eat Ribs Fri ..................Sirloin & Shrimp

11/10 ................Grateful Geezers 11/11 ............................Line-Up 11/12 ..........................O.G.R.E. 11/13 ............Shane Barnhill Band

11/25 ......................Ezra Charles 11/26..............................Navigators 11/27 ................ Sheila Marshall

ONLY $7.49 • 11AM-2PM

Mon ............Chicken Fried Steak Tues ............Beef Tips & Noodles Wed ........Smothered Pork Chops Thurs ......Southern Fried Chicken Fri ............Southern Fried Catfish

LIVE MUSIC!

11/17 ..................Matt Letty Band 11/18 ..................Sheila Marshall 11/19 ..............Chris Watson Band 11/20 ................Chad Ware Band

LUNCH SPECIALS

FRI & SAT AFTER 11PM

MONDAY NIGHTS

35¢ WINGS

$6 Valid DOM PITCHERS in Tom’s Backyard only.

HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri • 5-7PM $1.50 Dom Draft, $2.75 Dom. Bottle EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS

Bring us your Turkey to be

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OPEN 7 DAYS ’TIL 2AM!

Deadline: Sun, Nov. 20

LIVE MUSIC THURSDAY-SUNDAY!

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707 HWY. 146 IN KEMAH • 281-334-2133 (SOUTH

OF

KEMAH/SEABROOK BRIDGE) • www.tbonetoms.com


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155 W. Bay Area Blvd., Webster, TX 77598 FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CALL:

(FORMERLY RYAN’S BUFFET)

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Enjoy Chef’s New Special COCONUT

SHRIMP DINNER after 4pm

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* Promotion begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday only. Ask about details & stipulations. NASA location only.

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GET A FREE $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE w/purchase of $100 gift certificate or more.

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We serve FRESH FISH flown in from California daily! Every Tues & Thurs: Special fish flown in from Honolulu

BUY A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE, GET A

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Book Your Holiday Event Today! Choose from 2 private rooms!

or

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HAPPY HOUR 11am to 3:30pm

Lunch Specials Every Day! FUSION

SAKE BAR

Mon-Wed 11-10pm Thurs-Sat 11-7pm $3.95 Ritas $1.75 Dom Draft

FAJITAS FOR TWO

Mon-Wed after 3pm $21.95

LUNCH SPECIALS starting at $6.95

LIVE MUSIC

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

977 NASA ROAD 1

1804 W. FM 646

(EL CAMINO REAL, NEAR OFFICE DEPOT)

(SUITE R, NEAR HEB IN DICKINSON)

281-486-9888

281-337-1288

EL JARDIN:

7849 HARRISBURG • 713-921-3633 www.MamacitasMexicanRestaurant.com


Signature

BISTRO C F D ASUAL

INE

Kemah’s Very Own Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar

INING

2 Year Anniversary Party

We appreciate all your support and encouragement! As a Thank You, we are throwing YO U a party! Please join us!

SUN, NOV. 27 • 5 TO 9P.M.

Buffet $10/person • $4 House Wine $2 Dom. Bottles • Live music featur • $3.75 Wells ing David Schwope

R ED EF IN IN G

LUNCH...

W e A re

S UNDAY B RUNCH

Daily Specials • Full Bar • Outdoor Patio MONDAY • STEAK NIGHT • 5-10PM

13: Rib-Eye, Center-Cut Sirloin, Prime-Rib, Chicken Fried Rib-Eye or N.Y. Strip $

Includes bottomless salad, loaded potato & $2 Bottomless French Onion Soup

and

TUESDAY • 50% OFF WINE LIST Valid ALL DAY on every bottle. More than 50 selections!

with favorites like our Chicken Fried Sirloin & Eggs , Tenderloin Burger and much more!

WEDNESDAY • BOIL’EM UP!

Hot Boiled Shrimp & Snow Crab $7.99/LB

THURSDAY • BOTTOMLESS PASTA • $11 includes All-You-Can-Eat Salad and Garlic Bread

FRIDAY & SATURDAY • REVERSE H.H. $10 Bottomless Bloody Marys & Mimosas available at Sunday brunch

SEE OUR FULL LUNCH MENU!

Dining Hours: LUNCH ..............................Tuesday-Friday (11am-2pm) DINNER ......................Tuesday-Saturday (5pm-10pm) BRUNCH ..........................................Sunday (11am-3pm)

1918 NASA Pkwy • Seabrook 281-474-4455

www.SignatureBistro.com

Reverse Happy Hour with $4 U-CALL-ITS 10pm-2am

SUNDAY BRUNCH • 10AM to 2PM • Delicious Menu Items! • $5 All-U-Can-Eat Pancakes • $3 Mimosas ~ Bloody Marys ~ Screwdrivers

happy hour • Mon-Fri • 11am-7pm

605 A 6TH ST • KEMAH • 281-538-1800 11AM–12AM DAILY • WWW.BAKKHUSTAVERNA.COM

(JUST SECONDS FROM THE BOARDWALK IN THE LIGHTHOUSE DISTRICT)