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JAPANESE RESTAURANT Cooking is an act of love...

Join us for

VALENTINE’S DAY! No reservations needed.

We’ve got you covered, so you can enjoy the rest!

MASA SEAFOOD KONRO

We serve FRESH FISH flown in from Honolulu daily! Come Try MASA HOT ROCK BEEF Available only at NASA Rd. 1 Location

THURSDAY Ladies Night

$1 Lady Ritas on the Rocks

Come see our booth

starting at 5pm

Evening

AVAILABLE ONLY AT SAKE LOCATION

THURSDAY Free Promo

for the Ladies @ Fusion. * NASA location only. Starts at 4:30pm Thursday only. Ask for details & stipulations.

11am to 3:30pm

Lunch Specials Every Day! FUSION

FEB. 2:

TUES & WED $1 Hot Sake

at Epicurean Space Center Houston

HAPPY HOUR

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

SAKE BAR

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


Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14

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

TUESDAY • 50% OFF WINE LIST

ALL DAY. Every bottle. 50+ selections! (Not valid on holidays or events)

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. 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 Krewes Into Kemah Kick Off Party FRI, FEB 10 • 8PM Live Zydeco Band:

SAMONE & THE SUPERSTARS

This annual Krewe du Lac bash includes live music, dancing on the patio and lots of Krewe fun! Compete in the Best Beads & Best Mask contests. No cover charge. Full menu and full bar available for an additional cost. All ages welcome.

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

(JUST SECONDS FROM THE BOARDWALK IN THE LIGHTHOUSE DISTRICT)


Since 1974

Steakhouse Restaurant

LIVE MUSIC!

Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.

3 ............Gulf Coasters 4 ................JR Ancira 9 ............Thom Shepard 10..........Shane Barnhill 11..............Mardi Pardi

(after Mardi Gras Parade)

Feb. 17 ..............Chad Ware Feb. 18 ..............JR Ancira

Feb. 24 ............Chad Ware

Feb. 25..........Shane Barnhill

MONDAY NIGHTS

35¢ WINGS $6 DOM PITCHERS Valid in Tom’s Backyard only.

HAPPY HOUR & A HALF: Mon-Fri • 5-6:30PM 99¢ Fish or Shrimp Taco 99¢ Sausage Poke 99¢ Dom Draft $1.49 Vegas Shrimp Cocktail EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS

LUNCH SPECIALS 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

DINNER SPECIALS

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

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OPEN 7 DAYS ’TIL 2AM! LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS!

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

OF

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February 2012.......South Belt • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galveston 10 ....Cover Feature: Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack 13 ..........................SBS: 2012 Quasar Banquet 15 ............................Reservations for Romance 16 ..........................................SCENE Featurettes 20......................Arts: TAACCL, BAHB&T & More 21................Arts: SCENE Cultural Arts Calendar 22 ........................Featured Artist: Robin Stone 24 ..........Non-Profit Notebook: Rock ‘N Wishes - - - - CENTER SPREAD - - - • ........Weekends on the Water (Visitors Guide) • ..........................................Map of Attractions • ................Mardi Gras Preview (Krewe Du Lac) • ............................Map: Where to Eat & Drink

• ................................................On The Water - - - - FLIP SIDE - - - 39 ..........................................Martini Madness 41 ....XTC Boutique: 1-Stop Valentine Shopping 41 ................“To Hell With Love” Fashion Show 42 ....Featured Music Venue: Cock-eyed Seagull 44, 47, 48, 51 ....Loose Notes: Local Live Music 45 ....The Songwriters “Let Your Song Be Heard” 52-53 ..................................Happy Hour Guide 53 ......................................Featured Bartender 55......................Cover Story: Roger’s Bar & Grill 56 ..................Featured Band: Chad Ware Band

Front Cover: CRAZY ALAN’S SWAMP SHACK • Back Cover: ROGER’S BAR& GRILL

20 items under $10 RSVP

SANDWICHES SALADS SOUPS CUBAN FISH TACOS

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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

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IT’S ALL “CRAZY GOOD” at Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack! By Rhonda Meredith Most people would be intimidated by snakes and gators, but not Boudreaux as you can tell by this month’s cover. Nope. Boudreaux says it’s more the merrier…especially when it comes to supplying the fresh crawfish being served up at Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack in Kemah. These Cajuns sure are crazy about those “mudbuggs.” The season has begun! The Swamp Shack’s boiling pot has runneth over with crawfish, as well as shrimp, lobsters and swamp spiders. (The latter is “crabs” for you non-Cajuns.) Start your meal off with a “Swamp Snack.” Salads are offered, but to truly channel your inner Cajun, it would be best to order another appetizer like the “Swamp Shack Sampler” and taste some of Crazy Alan’s favorite starters. The “Smoked Oyster Swamp Shack” is a favorite among customers, too. The Swamp Shack’s reasonably priced “Da’ Main Korse” dinner menu features many great food choices: jambalaya with “anduuwee” sausage, shrimp, chicken, catfish, rib eye steak, alligator and more. Did I mention that 95 percent of the food is made from scratch? Well, now you know... “The food specials are plentiful at the Swamp Shack,” says Laurie Holze, a Swamp Shack manager. “We’ve got the Trout Medallion and Stuffed Steak specials. The Crab Bisque is awesome, too!” The Crab Bisque is technically not on the menu. This is just one

of those things that The SCENE Magazine readers have the inside information on. Thank you, Laurie! The Swamp Shack features regular specials throughout the week, too. The $3.99-per-pound crawfish special is Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the special is extended until 9 p.m. Two specials are served up on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m.! It’s your choice: 35-cent fresh oysters or the jumbo snow crab “clusters” for $4.99 each. It’s a tough call, I know. Choose one this Tuesday, and save the other for next Tuesday! - Continued on Page 13

Meet Bindi, the Albino Burmese Python In case there is any doubt, the snake wrapped around "Boudreaux" (AKA Alan Franks) was a LIVE python complete with flickering forked tongue and slow, but constant movement. Here are some facts --> Gender: Female; Age: 11 years old; Length: 17 feet, 10 inches; Weight: 120 pounds, but depends on what was eaten last. Job description: She's an educational snake. - Continued on Page 13

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1002 Aspen Road Clear Lake Shores, Tx 77565 Join Tommy’s for Valentine’s.

281-334-5225 OpusBistro.net

WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN OYSTERS ON VALENTINE’S DAY?

The freshest seafood you can get

Serving our regular menu. Open seating. Reservations accepted for 8 or more.

without actually jumping in!

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

2 PRIVATE BANQUET ROOMS • WE DO CATERING

Come by land. Come by Sea. Come and just stay a while!

Any Wheat Crust Must present coupon. Not valid with other offers or specials. NASA location only. Exp. 3/15/12

South end of 9th Street, San Leon | 281-339-1232 | www.topwatergrill.com

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Any purchase

Must present coupon. Not valid with other offers or specials. NASA location only. Exp. 3/15/12

Must present coupon. Not valid with other offers or specials. NASA location only. Exp. 3/15/12

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Swamp Shack: Continued From Page 10 If it’s a hamburger that you are craving, the Swamp Shack aims to please with one of its seven specialty burgers. Feeling lucky? Try the triple meat (1 pound patty each) SASQUATCH burger. Think Man vs. Sasquatch! Plan a date for Valentine’s Day at the Swamp Shack. The kitchen will prepare a special dinner for two alongside a complimentary bottle of champagne for only $50 a couple. Complete your dinner by sharing the “Crazy Alan’s Strawberry Pudding Cake.” This signature dessert will surely score some date night points, if you know what I mean! The Swamp Shack has a laid back and casual atmosphere and the vibe is festive and fun. Anywhere is a good seat in the house and there is even a rooftop deck with a killer view. Come sit at the bar with friends and order a mythical “Swamp Juice” drink. Or if no one is available, come out to the Swamp Shack anyway, have a seat by the alligator, and make some new friends during an extended happy hour. The “Power Hour” happy hour is weekdays from 11am – 6pm. Is it Thursday yet? Make a note for a spectacular drink special only offered between 6:30pm – 7:30pm on Thursdays...The Swamp Shack has 25 cent draft beer and house wine!

- 11pm, Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 11pm, Thursday: 11am 12am, and Friday - Saturday: 11am - 1am. Call (281) 334-5000 for additional information about the restaurant or catering. You can find the menu online at www.theswampshack.com!

Python: Continued From Page 10 She goes to schools, expos, churches and educates the public on wild animals. Not all snakes should be feared, especially the large non-venomous snakes who are born and raised in captivity. In her spare time: She loves to curl up with her best bud Bob (a male Albino Burmese Python) Fun Facts: Bindi lays eggs once a year – anywhere from 60 to 70 eggs at a time. She has 200 teeth that are 1.5 inches long. She has four rows of teeth on top and two rows of teeth on bottom. A word to the wise: A python is like any other pet. If they are not handled regularly, they can become scared and aggressive toward humans. Bindi, on the other hand, is a very affectionate snake. A special thanks to her handler Peter Piontkowski who works along side the east Texas Herpetological Society.

The staff offers wonderful customer service and owners Paul Latour and Alan Franks want to make sure your experience is an enjoyable one. So does the Cayman alligator up front. Make sure you stop by and tell him hello. There is a lot of scurrying going on at the Swamp Shack as they have began preparations for Spring Break and the summer months that are fast approaching. In fact, the live music starts back up in on weekends in February. In, March, the live music performances will extend to Wednesday – Sunday. The Swamp Shack can cater any event, as well as (their specialty) crawfish boils. Let the pros handle your needs! Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack is located at 310 Texas Avenue at the base of the beautiful Kemah Bridge. The hours are Sunday: 11am

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MARKET

Live Music!

Fresh Olives ~ Cheeses ~ Spices Pita Bread ~ Dried Fruits & Nuts Olive Oil & Imported Chocolates

Every Friday & Saturday by Mickey Hobbs, Kevin Johnson & Hector Bizio + Belly dancer performances Fridays at 7 & 8 pm. Come and stay a while...

CAFE Gyros ~ Falafel ~ Hummus ~ Paella Kabobs ~ Moussaka ~ Grape Leaves Pastas (Shrimp, Pesto, Primavera) Segafredo Coffees ~ Baklava ~ Tiramisu

**NEW**

Johnson Space Center

281-333-3180

Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-9 pm • Fri & Sat 9 am-10 pm Closed Sundays

18033 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay

Hilton Upper Bay Rd.

I-45

NASA Rd. 1

Space Center Drive

Dark Chocolate Tart w/Almond Crust

FREE Wi Fi!

Flavors of the Mediterranean

★ MEDITERRANEO Market & Cafe

www.mediterraneomarket.com

Special Valentine’s Dinner! • Feb. 14

Visit our new website... & find us on Facebook!

Music by Wayne Johnson

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!!

Daily Lunch Specials! Next Class: Thurs.

Feb. 9

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

Limited Seating Available!

Eat & Learn! RSVP today

by Greek musicians George Kitidis & Nikkos Leontoudis + BELLY DANCING

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Reservations for Romance Sure, cards, candy & flowers are nice… but memories last a lifetime! Get the scoop on who is doing what on Valentine’s Day – and the weekend prior – and the entire month. So, whether your ideal evening out includes live music, an intimate candlelit booth or sharing a delicious dessert, you and your special someone will be sure to have a memorable Valentine’s Day. These establishments are preparing to make your Valentine’s experience amazing, delicious and unforgettable. Cullen’s Some locations recommend reservations, others prefer not to. If you tine’s entrees: Gulf Red Snapper “Pontchardo call ahead, don’t procrastinate! And be train” with jumbo lump crab and rock sure to tell them The SCENE sent you. shrimp or Chef Paul's Ocean and Shore Mamacitas Mexican Restaurant & Pairing: 6-ounce beef filet with rosemary Cantina: We have low lighting and marinated black tiger shrimp & blue corn booths that make the evening more prefer- Texas grits. Recommended Desserts: Old able with couples. Our Valentine’s menu Fashioned Chocolate Cake: Moist devil’sfeatures Fajitas for Two with Shrimp, food chocolate cake with old fashioned Pescado Mahi Mahi, and Rib Eye with aschocolate sour cream frosting. $7.95; Bourparagus. We are offering a similar dish as bon Pecan Pie - Blue Bell vanilla ice cream, the Rib Eye for Valentine’s the weekend creamy caramel sauce and crunchy Engprior. We are selling chocolate-covered lish toffee. $7.95. Reservations recomstrawberries for the entire week of Valenmended, but not required, walk-ins tine’s. Walk-in availables. You can call to reaccepted. RSVP: 281-991-2000. serve dinner for two today! 281- 332-5362 Sudie's Catfish and Seafood House; or 281-332-6788. Celebrate this Valentine's Day at Sudie’s at Bakkhus Taverna is a small, but yet one of our many intimate tables or near cozy establishment with a casual feel. Along our fireplace. Enjoy one of our delicious with our entire menu, they will be offering entrees made from scratch! Not only will Grilled Rack of Lamb, Blackened Flounder you find the “freshest catch” in town, but Avgolemono and the Land and Sea (New Sudie’s offers a variety of menu selections York Strip topped with grilled jumbo shrimp for the non-seafood lover as well! For and garlic feta compound butter. All entrees Valentine's this year, diners will enjoy our will be served with roasted new lemon pospecial three-course menu starting Friday, tatoes and grilled asparagus drizzled with February 10 for $29.99 per person. This homemade bearnaise. And for dessert we meal includes your choice of our madewill be doing our Never on Sundae and from-scratch soups, surf-n-turf or fresh fish Chocolate Baklava. We do not accept reser- feature and our homemade Valentine vations. (First come, first serve.) Brownie Sundae. Other Valentine features include Shrimp Brochette, Chocolate CovCullen’s: The scene is plush, luxurious, ered Strawberries, and the Heart of Missisbut intimate dining in cozy booths, nooks sippi Mudslide – frozen mudslide served in and corners. Nightclub for dancing into a frozen martini glass. Our menu in genthe wee hours adjacent to the restaurant. eral offers variety for all appetites. Our faOrder from the regular dining menu or mous catfish are prepared any way you like enjoy Valentine-themed specials Friday it, a char-grilled rib eye or our seafood through Tuesday, February 10 through 14. pasta that’ s outta this world! These are just Make the night even more special by prea few of the items we are cooking up for ordering chocolates, flowers or a custom you and your Valentine at Sudie’s! Reservacake for your table! Recommended Valen-

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tions are not required. Walk-ins accepted. South Shore Grille: Dim, cozy leather booths set the mood for a delicious meal with that special loved one at South Shore Grille. Our flavored martinis and mojitos will be flowing, and we'll be featuring the "Passion-tini." Recommended Valentine's entrees: Certified Choice Angus New York Strip for him and a Petite Filet Mignon for her. Finish it off with a key lime pie and a glass of Port. RSVP: Call 281-334-7700. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe: Special Valentine’s Dinner February 14 with live music by Wayne Johnson. Feel like you’re traveling the Mediterranean without leaving Nassau Bay. We serve great international cuisine year round. We have a wonderful beer and wine menu from around the world. Recommended dessert: Dark Chocolate Tart with Almond Crust. No reservation needed. Opus: We will be serving our regular menu plus special menu offerings, such as Lamb Chops. Candlelit tables, amazing food and drinks at a waterfront restaurant – what more could you ask for? We are featuring romantic desserts like creme brule and chocolate cake. Walk–ins accepted but reservations recommended for February 10 through 14. Call 281-334-5225. Join Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar for Valentine’s Day. “What could be better than Oysters On Valentine’s Day?” Serving their regular menu. Open seating. Reservations accepted for 8 or more. - Continued on Page 18

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SCENE FEATURETTES Featured Entree A

CHICKEN ROLLATINI Pomodoro’s NASA 1303 NASA Pkwy • 281-480-0700 Chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, spinach and provolone cheese in a butter, lemon and white wine sauce. Pomodoro’s NASA serves this entree with garlic bread and a choice of two sides. Delicious! --------------------------------------------------

Featured Entree B

CRAWFISH PLATTER Pod-Zu’s Crawfish Shed 2821 25th Ave. N (Loop 197 North) Texas City 409-655-5617 Is your mouth watering yet, for this 4-pound platter of boiled crawfish with corn and potatoes. Price changes daily due to the market. --------------------------------------------------

Featured Entree C

GYROS @ Bakkhus Taverna 605 6th St • Kemah • 281-538-1800 New menu item: In many regions in Greece, including small islands, French fries and crumbled feta are put on Gyro sandwiches. Bakkhus Taverna calls theirs the Village Gyro. Noteworthy: The Roasted Lamb Gyro (pictured) is an offmenu special that runs on occasion. Roasted with garlic and rosemary then sliced thin. It is topped with Greek salad and diced pepperoni.

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NOAH’S ARK

Restaurant 4438 Boulevard Bacliff, 77518 281-339-2895

OPEN 7 DAYS BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

The Best Burgers & Seafood! Huge patio with a great view of Galveston Bay!

1/2 PRICE ENTREE Buy One Entree, Get One 1/2 Price: Limit 2 Coupons Per Table (Mon.-Thurs.) Not valid w/ any other offers. Expires 2-15-12

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SPECIALS 95 LUNCH Mon-Fri • 10am-5pm

WED: All-U-Can-Eat spaghetti & meat

$5.95 All Day PARROT HEAD TEXAS PARTY EVERY HOLD’EM FRIDAY 7-10PM EVERY LIVE BANDS NIGHT

PERFORMING YOUR FAVORITE ISLAND MUSIC

(EXCEPT WED & FRI)

www.noahsarkbarandgrill.com

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RESERVATIONS FOR ROMANCE: Cont. from Page 15 Roger’s Bar and Grill is teaming up with Houston’s FM Classic Rock station 93.7 The Arrow to feature California winemaker Mark Beaman’s “Wines That Rock” on February 14. Wine’s that Rock is a five-course dinner and wine tasting. The wines are named “Pink Floyd” and “Woodstock” for example. The winery is giving away a trip to Napa Valley, a signed Keith Richards guitar and other memorabilia. The exclusive event starts promptly at 7pm and is by reservation only since seating is limited. RSVP required: 281-334-1110. Dickinson Bar~B~Que & Steakhouse: Our location is perfect for couples who love old fashioned Hill Country charm, fresh hand cut steaks, great Texas wines, slow smoked Texas BBQ and home-made desserts by our very own award winning baker, Anna Clark. You don't have to break the bank to enjoy an intimate dinner out, great food and a cozy atmosphere. Our regular menu will be available for Valentine’s Day. Reservations are not accepted. Jackie’s Brickhouse: Enjoy a special Valentine’s dinner for two for $39.95. Share an appetizer; get two salads and a choice of two entrees. Choose from Chicken Marsala, New Orleans Pasta or Veal Picatta. Dance the night away with music by Phil Johnson and Daniel Rose. RSVP: 832-864-2459. Tequila Mia’s: Valentine’s Day, we’ll have dinner specials and complimentary dessert. Enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Walk-ins are welcome. Mainly Drinks will be hosting a Valentine’s four-course meal with wine pairing. $65 per person. This February 14 dinner is by reservation only: 281-867-1700 Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge will be serving Valentine’s Tapas and Drink Specials on Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14. Additionally, Cindy Thomas will be on the keyboard on February 14. La Brisa (League City and Bacliff) will be helping you celebrate Valentine’s all month long as many times as your heart (or sweetheart) desires. Choose from their Valentine’s menu: one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert for $25, plus tax and gratuity. Kemah Boardwalk: Romantic cruise specials are available for the Boardwalk FantaSea and a complimentary train ride for two when you dine at any of the Kemah Boardwalk restaurants. Valentine’s specials are available February 10 through 14. Skipper’s Fine Greek Cuisine: Walk-ins are always welcome to this casual family friendly eatery. Leg of Lamb is served every Friday and Saturday. Skipper’s original, Greek family recipes such as Mousaka, Pastitsio, Stuffed Eggplant, Domadakia and freshly made Humus. Have a pre-emptive Valentine’s adventure with your sweetheart by signing both of you up for Terri’s Greek Cooking Class on Thursday, February 9. (RSVP required for classes: 281334-4787) No time to go out? Surprise the family with fresh Greek pastries such as Kourabiedes (butter almond cookies), Finikia (walnut cinnamon cookies), Karithopita (walnut cake), Baklava and Galaktoboureko (Greek custard). - Continued on Page 21

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TAACCL ANNOUNCES EXHIBIT:

2012 Printmaking & Art Furniture Exhibition By Peggy ‘Domino’ Taylor A unique new art exhibit, 2012 Printmaking & Art Furniture Exhibition, will open February 9 and will run until March 15 at The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake (TAACCL). The show will feature original work from local artists, printmakers, furniture makers, woodworkers and designers. If you haven’t been to an art exhibit in while, this should be the one to get you to TAACCL to view the featured woodwork and furniture as art. The center’s curator is Debra Kendrick and she has put an entertaining event together with the opening night reception on February 9 at 5:30 pm with Gallery Talks, featuring all the artists, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. For additional information on this exhibit, call TAACCL at 281-335-7777 or log on to www.taaccl.org. TAACCL is located 2000 NASA Parkway in Nassau Bay.

BAHBT to Hold Auditions for Hairspray Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will hold auditions for their Spring main stage musical Hairspray on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 17170 Mill Forest Road, Webster. Broadway veteran Kevin Cahoon, who has originated roles in The Lion King, The Wedding Singer and Chitty J Pamela Photography Chitty Bang Bang, and has appeared in the Broadway companies of Rocky Horror and The Who's Tommy, will return to the Bay Area to direct Hairpsray which will run April 20 through 22 at the University of Houston – Clear Lake’s Bayou Theatre.

Author presents program at UHCL

“New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend” By Peggy ‘Domino’ Taylor University of Houston-Clear Lake alumna and local author Mary Sue Anton will present a program on her book, "New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend" at the U of H – Clear Lake, on Thursday, March 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This ‘AlumNight,’ sponsored by the Alumni Association Executive Council, will begin with a presentation in the Garden Room, followed by a reception and book signing in Atrium I. March is Women's History Month. The UHCL Women’s Studies is co-sponsoring the event. Anton will discuss the 19th century "invisible women" in her book and talk about her book idea, the joys and woes of research, getting a book in print and marketing a book. Alumni, students, administration, and faculty, as well as the community, are invited. For more information on this event call 281283-2041. Mary Sue Anton’s website has her bio and more information about the book and a calendar of her future speaking engagements: www.marysueanton.com.

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Feb. 9 – March 15: 2012 Printmaking & Art Furniture Exhibition, Opening Reception Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m. Gallery Talks, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m., 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org

PHOTOGRAPHY

Feb. 15: Bay Area Photo Club, 6:00 p.m., TAACCL, 2000 NASA Parkway, 281-3357777, www.taaccl.org

DANCE

Feb. 18 & 19: BAHBT Auditions for the musical Hairspray to perform in April. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 17170 Mill Forest Road, Webster, www.bahbt.org Feb. 24- March 11: Aspirin and Elephants Clear Creek Country Theatre, Fri. & Sat.8pm, Sun. 2:30, Feb. 26 & 27: Auditions for Noises Off 7 p.m. 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 382-3355228, www.clearcountrycreektheatre.org

THEATRE

Feb. 3- 5: Southern Hospitality Feb. 17 – March 11: It Runs in the Family - Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, Fri & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2:30 pm, 3803 Hwy. 3 in Dickinson, bayareaharbourplayhouse.com, 281337-SHOW

Feb. 4: Igudesman & Joo: A Little Nightmare The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post Office St., Galveston, 409-763-7173,. www.thegrand com

CHILDREN’S ART

Dec. 3 & 17: “Christmas Story Telling” at Blizzard on the Bay, Kemah Lighthouse District, 2-4 p.m. 281-538-4165, www.kemahtourism.com Library Story Times for Children Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30

RESERVATIONS FOR ROMANCE Continued from Page 18 The Filling Station Grill will be having buy one, get one half off for couples on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February12. Why limit Valentine’s to one day? All menu items including specials are eligible. Singles: Make any "Off the Lot" purchase,

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a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning, 281-474-9142, www.hcpl.net Freeman Memorial Library: Book Babies on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.; Toddler Time on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.; Pre-School Time on Monday & Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.; Children’s Chess Club on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Special Days: 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906. www.hcpl.net

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

La Porte Library: Tuesday is Story Time with Mr. Mark at 10:15 a.m.; Thursdays are with Mr. D. at 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Arts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.; 600 S. Broadway, La

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Committee Meeting at Nassau Hilton, 281333-5804, www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com 1940 Air Terminal Museum, Hobby Airport, 713-454-1940, www.1940airterminal.org

MUSEUMS

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., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431

Butler Longhorn Museum: League City, 281-332-1393, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com

Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday - Sunday, Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 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 Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, www.LSFM.org Warbird Rides available. Call for more info.

Porte, 281-4714022, www.hcpl.net Feb 11: Bay Area Bluegrass Association Show – 7 p.m., Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, League City, www.baba.org

MUSIC & FILM

Feb 12: Chris Botti In Concert Feb. 26: Galveston Symphony Orchestra, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post Office St., Galveston, 409-763-7173, thegrand.com

San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9a.m. - 6 p.m.; La Porte, 281-479-2421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org

Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday - Sunday; 409 6th St. N., Texas City, 409-643-5799.

Email dominotaylor@yahoo.com for art calendar listings.

March 8: Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival

and get the basket at no extra charge. Ask for details. The Filling Station Grill (inside The Cock-Eyed Seagull) 1010B NASA Parkway in Webster.

Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack: Couples dining with us on Valentine’s Day (all day) will receive a free bottle of Champagne and a rose. RSVP is preferred.

Linda’s Maribelle’s will be celebrating Valentine’s day on Friday, February 10 with a Red and White Valentine Party with live music by Fidelity Maxx.

Masa Sushi will be serving their regular menu. No reservations are needed.

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Featured Artist: Robin Stone

Capturing the Local Cu lture on Canvas By Kelley Dawson

Robin Stone Collins can’t remember a time when she wasn’t painting. A resident of Kemah for more than 20 years, Robin creates captivating water-media paintings of the local Bay Area. She joked that much of her creativity was a result of her mother refusing to buy her coloring books as a kid. Robin’s mom insisted that if Robin wanted to color a tree or a house, she could just draw it herself. Robin believes that artistic talent is inherent as well. Robin’s talent garnered her a full art scholarship to San Jacinto Junior College. Robin then attended the University of Houston and the Art Institute of Houston. With her art design and visual communication degrees, she started Stone Studio Graphics, Inc. Her graphics studio designed logos for large and small companies including Miller Brewing, Marriot Hotels, Jim Beam, CocaCola, and the Boys & Girls Harbor. Robin says she is most proud of her involvement in the lengthy focus group concept process to decide and design the Houston Texan’s football team logo. Her work with football didn’t start there, however. Robin, a former Houston Oiler’s Derrick Doll cheerleader, put her artistic vision in a wearable form by designing uniforms for the Derrick Dolls. Like a cheerleader pumping up the stadium crowd, Robin’s enthusiasm regarding the thinking and creative process is contagious. She is intrigued with “starting with nothing, branding a product and ending with something everlasting.”

ingself. In fact, Robin paints by actually painting the subject matter upside down onto the canvas. This unusual painting style changes her perception and “keeps it fresh.” Robin explained, “Your brain tricks you a lot. You don’t want your brain to tell you what to paint. You want to paint what you see.” Her goal is to paint what “should be there” in terms of colors, shapes and textures. A self-described “water-media artist,” Robin paints mostly tropical settings, boats and sea life with all water-based materials such as water colors, acrylics and Casein. The realistic detail and depth of her paintings are reminiscent of altered photographs. The seascapes are just as uplifting as looking out over the Bay on a gorgeous, sunny afternoon. Much like watching the ebb and flow of the tide, the paintings seem to mesmerize. “I am continuously inspired by the beauty of our natural environment,” Robin said. “A perfect world (for me) would be to paint all the time.” Robin’s works have been on display at several local art shows and school alumni events. Recently, she won second place at both the 2011 Keels and Wheels Art Show and the 2011 Hotel Galvez Art Show. Robin keeps her community life a mixed media of sorts as a member of the Kemah City Council and the Mayor Pro Tem. She also volunteers her time and artistic talents for numerous organizations such CCISD and College of the Mainland. Coincidentally, Robin chaired The Art Alliance Center of Clear Lake’s 2011 fall fundraiser which featured The SCENE Magazine’s December 2011 spotlight artist and CCISD alum, Caycee Black.

While graphic design meets Robin’s love for new challenges, she continues to push her-paint-

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Non-Profit Notebook

“ROCK’N WISHES” A ‘RECORD’ SUCCESS The Bay Area Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter hosted its 6th Annual Wine & Wishes on January 19 at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. The community supported MakeA-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Chapter generating their most successful year. The culinary adventure raised $88,059 to grant 14 children’s wishes from the Bay Area area. Four of the fulfilled wishes are Angelina, Julia, Cooper and Nicole to go to Walt Disney World Resort®.

Photos by Imaging Studios

The emcee Phil Pampolina, started the evening and CoChairs Holly Perry and Wendy Shaw announced the presence of parents and grandparents of Abby O, whose wish was granted five years ago through “Wine & Wishes” 2007. There was an energetic atmosphere – from the rock’n western band, Southbounders, to the attendees who were adorned with fringe, cowboy hats and boots! The guests were served a scrumptious five-course wine dinner and enjoyed a wine raffle, big board, silent and live auction by Auctioneer Mark Lovfald!

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The amazing food, wine, and entertainment along with the company of friends in the Bay Area made the evening a huge success! This year’s Magnum Sponsors were Bob and Lena Perry, Captain & Mrs. Tom Phelps with Houston Pilots, Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Brown Forman, Chemical Process and Production, Inc., Diageo North America, Edmonds & Nolte, P.C., E&J Gallo Winery, Freedman Meats Inc., Glazer’s Distributors, Gulf Coast Pipeline Services, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Jack’s Carpet, K.J. Wild, Moet Hennessy Distributor’s, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Republic National Distributing Company, Ronald and Carole Krist, Sysco Food Service of Houston, Inc., TGIC Importers and Pernod Ricard USA, and Visiting Angels, Living Assistance Services. The Underwriters were Invitations: Marion, Montgomery, Inc.; Table Favors: Chris and Holly Perry; Photography: Imaging Studios; Decorations and Centerpieces: Lary’s Florist; Postage: John Lovoi, Jr., D.D.S.; Audio and Visual: HR Media Works, Jackson Walker L.L.P., and Jim & Tracy Hurd; Programs: David R. Gordon, D.D.S.; Entertainment: Spectrum Music; Event Signage: Ditta Meat Food Service Co.; Raffle: Ann Brannen and Jacquie Tugwell, State Farm Insurance. The Make-A-Wish® committee sends out heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to the great success said they look forward to another fulfilling “Wine & Wishes” next year! Save the date: Thursday, January 17, 2013.

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Weekends on the Water

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

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

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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

• www.spacecenter.org

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6. BATTLESHIP TEXAS

10. ELLINGTON FIELD

14. HAAK VINEYARDS & WINERY

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

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

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

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

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7. ART ALLIANCE CENTER

11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT

15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR

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

2000 NASA Parkway ....281-335-7777

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

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

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8. GULF GREYHOUND PARK

12. NOLAN RYAN CENTER

16. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS

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

1000 FM 2004..............409-986-9500

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

1150 Big League Dreams...281-316-3400

5. CLEAR CREEK WINERY

9. PUTT PUTT FUNHOUSE

13. ARMAND BAYOU NATURE CTR. 17.THE LINKS AT GREEN CAYE

709 Harris Ave. (Kemah)..281-334-8300

806 NASA Parkway ......281-333-0579

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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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HOUSTON ATTRACTIONS: 39. HOBBY AIRPORT 7800 Airport Boulevard . . . . . . . . . . . .713-640-3000 40. RELIANT STADIUM One Reliant Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832-667-1400 41. HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-791-8805 42. DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT . . . .713-658-8938 43. TOYOTA CENTER 1510 Polk Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-758-7200 44. GRB CONVENTION CTR 1001 Avenida de las Americas .713-853-8000 45. MINUTE MAID PARK 501 Crawford Street . . . . . . . . . .713-259-8500


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Mardi Gras 2012

PART 1: CLEAR LAKE & KREWE DU LAC Celebrate all throughout Mardi Gras month with a bang and an "Arrrgh!" with everyone's favorite party pirates, Kemah's Krewe du Lac. The grand kickoff event begins Friday, February 3rd, with the Royal Ball aboard the Spirit of Texas Paddlewheeler, and the parties continue for three weeks leading up to the Mardi Gras parade in Galveston, where the crazy Krewe will view the festivities from a balcony on the Strand. Join the haunted Rum Runner Ghost Tour in Kemah for some spooky evening fun the day after the ball, then gear up for the Krewes into Kemah Kick Off Party at Bakkhus Taverna on February 10th. Work off some king cake calories for a good cause at the Galloway Fun Run on the Kemah Boardwalk the next morning, then kick back and watch the parade through Kemah later that morning. After the parade, celebrate with the Krewe at T-Bone Tom's with live music by Jerry Diaz, costume contest, raffle benefiting Spina Bifida kids camp and much more. Later that night, attend the first ever Krewe du Lac masquerade party at Zone 504 with famous zydeco band Jabo and the Southside Playboys. Finish up a great weekend at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack Mardi Gras party with crawfish and live music. On February 18, join Krewe du Lac aboard the luxury yacht, The FantaSea and be part of the annual Yachty Gras Boat Parade. Travel along the Kemah channel and world famous Kemah Boardwalk, boarding at 6:30pm. For tickets visit www.thebigwhiteboat.com Then, for the grand Mardi Gras finale, join Krewe du Lac on the Strand in Galveston to watch the parade go by from the Krewe Babalu balcony. Toss beads, enjoy live music, toast beverages from the cash bar or dance the night away as we bid fare thee well to another Mardi Gras season. Dates, times, admissions, and event details available for all events on www.krewedulac.org.

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Friday, Feb. 3 – Royal Ball aboard Spirit of Texas Paddlewheeler - Departs Endeavour Marina at 8pm. Cocktail attire (Men- Jacket required, tie optional) Classy Pirate attire is always acceptable. Pre-boarding social at Sam’s Boat in front of the marina from 7 to 8 pm. Presentation of the Court, live music, dancing, light appetizers, adult beverages. 2.5 hour cruise around Clear Lake. Cost $50 per person. Must be at least 21. Saturday, Feb. 4 – Kemah Ghost Tour – Rum Runners! Meet at Zone 504 at 6:30 pm, travel to the light house on the Bay, then to Wine Down (previously Madeline’s Wine Bistro), stop by Tequila Mia’s, and end at Amadeus for dancing. Enjoy plenty of ghost stories and history during this exciting and fun ghost walk. Don’t miss this adventure! Cost $20 per person plus beverages. 21 and over only, please.

Krewes Into Kemah Weekend - February 10-12 Friday, Feb. 10 – Krewes Into Kemah Kick Off Party hosted annually by Bakkhus Taverna on 6th Street in the Lighthouse District. Starts at 8pm. Annual bash includes live music for dancing on the patio and lots of Krewe fun! Compete in the Best Beads & Best Mask contests. No cover charge. Full menu and full bar available for an additional cost. All ages welcome.

Saturday, Feb 11 – Galloway Gallop Fun Run starts the day with a BANG! The run begins at 8 am with a certified 10K and 5K race followed by a Kid K Dash at 9am. As always, the Galloway Gallop features a beautiful scenic course, great prizes and a fantastic finish-line party that includes refreshments, music and children’s activities and is known as one of the most family friendly & fun races in the Bay Area. Cash, costume and door prizes are awarded. Register online at www.signmeup.com or by downloading a form from the Events page at www.thegallowayshcool.org. Fees vary by age group. Saturday, Feb 11 - Kemah Mardi Gras Parade: Participants line up behind T Bone Tom’s at 10 am. The parade begins 11 am at the corner of 5th and Bradford Streets. The frolicking procession travels north up Bradford St. to the Kemah Boardwalk and back down Kipp Street along Galveston Bay and ends at the Jimmy Walker Community on 9th Street. No fee. Saturday, Feb 11 – Post Parade Mardi Pardi: T Bone Tom’s Backyard. NoonDusk. Enjoy live music from Jerry Diaz, costume contest, parade awards presentation, arts & crafts booths, raffle benefitting Spina Bifida kids camp, moonwalk, face painting and much more. This annual celebration is a colorful crowd pleaser. Very family friendly. Free admission. Full bar, regular menu and crawfish available for an additional cost. All ages welcome.

Saturday, Feb 11 – Masquerade Ball at Zone 504 – 9 pm until close – Hosting Krewe du Lac’s first ever masquerade party at Zone 504 on the first weekend of Mardi Gras. Enjoy zydeco music with the famous Jabo and the Southside Playboys, Hurricane drinks on special, and all the Krewe du Lac faithful. Come out wearing you Mardi Gras beads and masks. Free admission. 21 & over only. Sunday, Feb 12 – Crazy Alan’s Mardi Gras Party – Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack – 2pm until 6pm. Join Krewe du Lac for live music, dancing, contests and lots of fun! Free admission, cash bar and full menu. The Swamp Shack serves some of the best crawfish on the Gulf Coast in a fun and funky atmosphere. Saturday, Feb 18 – Yachty Gras Parade Public Cruise - Join Krewe du Lac aboard the luxury yacht, The FantaSea and be part of the annual Yachty Gras Boat Parade. Travel along the Kemah channel and world famous Kemah Boardwalk. Boarding 6:30pm. Cruising 7 to 9:30pm. Be part of the Parade! Travel in style aboard the Boardwalk FantaSea! BEADS BEADS BEADS! For reservations, ticket prices and all the info call 281-535-8100.

Tuesday, Feb 21 – The Strand in Galveston – Krewe of Aquarius Fat Tuesday Parade and Krewe Babalu Balcony Party – As the Krewe du Lac float rolls with the parade along the streets of The Strand Uptown District many of Krewe du Lac’s revelers will be on the Krewe Babalu balcony for the best parade view. Toss beads, enjoy live music, toast beverages from the cash bar or dance the night away as we bid fare thee well to another Mardi Gras season. Tickets just $20. 21 and over only.


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Barbed Rose

Fatty’s

Signature Bistro

Scout Bar

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Roger’s Bar & Grill

Big Ben

Pier 27 Tavern

1. 146 Roadhouse ............................3435 Hwy 146 (Bacliff) 2. Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge..................15210 Hwy 3 3. Amadeus Italian Restaurant ........700 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) 4. Bada Bing ........................2925 Gulf Freeway (@ FM 646) 5. Bakkhus Taverna Greek................605 6th Street (Kemah) 6. Barbed Rose ........................113 East Sealy Street (Alvin) 7. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina............19431 Gatebrook Dr. 8. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina ........2660 Marina Bay Drive 9. Bombay Tadka ............................17926 Hwy 3, Suite 101 10. Big Ben ............................................20237 Gulf Freeway 11. Boondoggles ..................................4106 NASA Parkway 12. Bullrito’s ....................1820 Nasa Parkway (Nassau Bay) 13. Bullrito’s ..................12617 Underwood Road (La Porte) 14. Bullrito’s ........................3709 Center Street (Deer Park) 15. Bullrito’s............4802 E Sam Houston Pkwy (Pasadena) 16. Cabo ............................2513 NASA Parkway (Seabrook) 17. Cafe Under The Oaks ..........615 E Main Street (FM 518) 18. Casper’s Billiards..................137 21st Street (San Leon) 19. Classic Cafe......................................2511 Nasa Parkway 20. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 21. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 22. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi ..2860 Gulf Freeway S, Ste. A 23. Club Martini/Man Cave ........18307 Egret Bay (Webster) 24. Cock-Eyed Seagull ......................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 25. Coffee Oasis ....................................4650 Nasa Parkway 26. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack ........309 4th Street(Kemah) 27. Cuisine of India ................................1212 Nasa Parkway 28. Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille ............11500 Space Center 29. Dempsey’s Sports Pub ..................3612 W. Main Street 30. Dan’s Pizza Company ................................15148 Hwy 3 31. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..........2111 FM 517 32. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ..................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 33. Don Pico’s - Pasadena ..............4940 Fairmont Parkway 34. Don Pico’s - Pearland ..............9811 Broadway (FM518) 35. D’Vine Wine - Galveston ..............................2110 Strand 36. Esteban's Cafe & Cantina..............402 West Main Street 37. Fatty’s........................1717 2nd Street (Seabrook) NEW! 38. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..............20760 Gulf Frwy 39. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ................1300 Broadway 40. Fox and Hound ................................12802 Gulf Freeway

Dickinson BBQ

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41. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1 42. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd 43. Gordon St. Tavern..........114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) NEW! 44. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ............1232 W. FM 646 45. Jackie’s Brickhouse ..1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 46. Jackie B’s Sports.Spirits..................352 N. Gulf Freeway 47. Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen ..........1108 Marina Bay Drive 48. Kahuna Joe’s ..................812 East Main Street (FM 518) 49. Katie’s......................................................315 Grand Ave. 50. Kemah Asian Cafe ....................1201 Hwy 146 (Kemah) 51. La Brisa - Bacliff ......................................4001 Hwy 146 52. La Brisa - League City ..........501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 53. Laredo’s TexMex ....2119 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146) 54. Las Haciendas • NASA ......................1020 NASA Rd. 1 55. Las Haciendas • I-45 ......................12933 Gulf Freeway 56. Leila’s Mexican Restaurant ..................18119 Egret Bay 57. Luna’s Restaurant (Hilton) ............3000 NASA Parkway 58. Main 101 Grill & Bar ..............101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 59. Main Event ......................................1125 Magnolia Ave. 60. Mainly Drinks ..................223 W. Main Street (La Porte) 61. Mamacita’s - Clear Lake........................515 E Nasa Rd 1 62. Mamacita’s - Pasadena ..............7325 Spencer Highway 63. Maribelle’s ....................................3136-C NASA Road 1 64. Mario’s Italian • Seabrook ......1304 Bayport (HWY146) 65. Mario’s Italian • Webster ................618 NASA Parkway 66. Masa Sushi Fusion ..............................977 Nasa Road 1 67. Masa Sushi Sake Bar ............................1804 W. FM 646 69. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe ........18033 Upper Bay Rd. 70. Mely’s - League City......2951 Marina Bay Dr. (FM 2094) 71. Merlion on 4th ........................................1301 4th Street 72. Michiru Sushi & Asian Bar 20911 Gulf Freeway, Suite A 73. Monkey Bar ..........................................605 6th Street C 74. Nick’s Pizza, Pasta & Gelato 210 S. Hwy 3 (League City) 75. Noah’s Ark ................................4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) 76. Opus Bistro ........................................1002 Aspen Road 77. Palapa’s......................................608 6th Street (Kemah) 78. Pelican Grill ..................3142 Nasa Parkway (Seabrook) 79. Pier 27 Tavern ................3202 Marina Bay Blvd. Suite F 80. Pizza King ........................103 Davis Road (League City) 81. Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana ........2700 Marina Bay Drive

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Mardi Gras 2012

PART 2: MARDI GRAS! GALVESTON At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style. Rich in history, Mardi Gras! Galveston will celebrate 101 years on the island in 2012 with six new parades and plenty of opportunity for you to be a part of the festivities, from the new Decorated Golf Cart parade to the wildly popular Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade’s attempt for another world record! In total, Mardi Gras! Galveston 2012 will feature 26 concerts, 24 parades, 19 balcony parties and five elegant masked balls. In addition, the popular band Hot Chelle Rae – named the New Artist of the Year at the 2011 American Music Awards –

Galveston Mardi Gras 2012 Schedule Friday, February 3, 2012 2/3 ....7:30pm..Treasure Ball Royal Pageant ..............Moody Gardens Sunday, February 5, 2012 2/5 ....7:30am..Mardi Gras Marathon ......................Saengerfest Park 2/5 ....11am ....Hotel Galvez Mardi Gras Brunch..............Hotel Galvez

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will headline Mardi Gras! Galveston live performances. Hot Chelle Rae exploded onto the national music scene earlier this year with their hit single “Tonight, Tonight.” The first official single off their sophomore album titled “Whatever,” rose to number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The single eventually went double platinum and the band’s fan following has continued to grow through its success.

Due to the revival of a ticketed entertainment district, last year’s event was a huge success with increased attendance, making it one of the largest and safest Mardi Gras events on record.

2/11 ..4:15pm..BAND: Will Marker & Redline..Saengerfest Park Stage 2/11 ..6pm ......BAND: Buddy Quaid ............................Hendley Stage 2/11 ..6pm ......PARADE: Krewe of Gambrinus Parade ............Seawall 2/11 ..7pm ......Knights of Momus Coronation Ball..............The Grand 2/11 ..7:30pm..BAND: Electric Touch ..............Saengerfest Park Stage 2/11 ..8pm ......PARADE: Art Car Glo Parade ....Strand Historic District 2/11 ..8:30pm ..Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire: “In the Orient” ..Moody Gardens 2/11 ..10pm ....BAND: Hot Chelle Rae ............Saengerfest Park Stage

2/17 ..7:30pm..San Luis Salute ..................................San Luis Resort 2/17 ..8pm ......PARADE: Krewe Babalu “All Krewe Parade” ......Strand 2/17 ..10pm ....BAND: Josh Abbott Band ........Saengerfest Park Stage 2/17 ..10pm ....PARADE: Cruise Krewe Parade ..Strand Historic District

Saturday, February 18, 2012 2/18 ..11am ....Krewe Babalu Balcony PartyDargan & Tobyn Building Friday, February 10, 2012 2/18 ..11am ....Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. 2/10 ..5pm ......Krewe da’ Yaga’s Balcony Party ..........23rd & Strand) 2/18 ..11am ....Mardi Gras! Galveston ..............Downtown Galveston 2/10 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. Sunday, February 12, 2012 2/18 ..11am ....PARADE: Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade..........Seawall 2/10 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras! Galveston ..............Downtown Galveston 2/12 ..11am ....Hotel Galvez Mardi Gras Brunch..............Hotel Galvez 2/18 ..11:30am Krewe of Who? Tailgate Party ..........25th & Mechanic 2/10 ..5pm ......Nakia After Show/Balcony Party ........Trumpets Bldg. 2/12 ..11am ....Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. 2/18 ..12pm ....BAND: 6 to Midnight ..............Saengerfest Park Stage 2/10 ..5pm ......PARADE: Party Gras! Procession ....The Tremont House 2/12 ..11am ....Mardi Gras! Galveston ..............Downtown Galveston 2/18 ..12pm ....Knights of Momus Viewing Party ......Dargan & Tobyn 2/10 ..5pm ......Stars on the Brazos Krewe Balcony Party Roof Garden 2/12 ..11:45am BAND: Will Marker & Redline..Saengerfest Park Stage 2/18 ..12pm ....Neauxs Krewe Balcony Party ................Trolley Station 2/10 ..5pm ......World Record Umbrella Dance ........Jockusch Building 2/12 ..12pm ....Mardi Gras Ball for Special People......Moody Gardens 2/18 ..12pm ....Z Krewe Zestival II........................................Trumpets 2/10 ..5:15pm..BAND: Marty Monte Magazine ........Saengerfest Park 2/12 ..1pm ......PARADE: Sunshine Kids Parade Strand Historic District 2/18 ..1pm ......PARADE: Z Krewe 18th Z Processional ..............Strand 2/10 ..5:30pm..George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award.. Tremont House 2/12 ..3pm ......PARADE: Shriner’s Hospital for Children Parade..Strand 2/18 ..2pm ......BAND: Rosehill ....................................Hendley Stage 2/10 ..6pm ......Krewe Babalu Den Party..........Stewart Beach Pavilion 2/12 ..4pm ......BAND: Bilge Pumps ................Saengerfest Park Stage 2/18 ..2pm ......Krewe of WHO? Balcony Party ........Jockusch Building 2/10 ..6:15pm..BAND: Brandon McDermott ..................Hendley Stage 2/18 ..3pm ......PARADE: Houston Chronicle 2012 Parade..........Strand 2/10 ..7pm ......Krewe of Aquarius Barn Bash ....31st & Avenue N 1/2 Monday, February 13, 2012 2/18 ..4:30pm..BAND: Fiel............................................Hendley Stage 2/10 ..7pm ......George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Parade ..Strand District 2/13 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. 2/18 ..6pm ......Tremont House Mardi Gras Ball ....The Tremont House 2/10 ..8pm ......Krewe of Thalasar Ball ....................Jockusch Building Tuesday, February 14, 2012 2/18 ..6:30pm..BAND: Mambo Jazz Kings ......Saengerfest Park Stage 2/10 ..8:30pm..BAND: The Line Up ................Saengerfest Park Stage 2/14 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. 2/18 ..6:30pm..Krewe of Maximilian Ball ................Railroad Museum 2/10 ..8:30pm..PARADE: Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade........Strand 2/18 ..6:30pm..Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade ............Strand 2/10 ..10pm ....PARADE: Krewe da’ Yaga’s Parade....................Strand Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2/18 ..7:30pm..BAND: Ben Cina ..................................Hendley Stage 2/10 ..11pm ....BAND: Nakia ..........................Saengerfest Park Stage 2/15 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. 2/18 ..8:45pm..BAND: The Line Up ................Saengerfest Park Stage Thursday, February 16, 2012 Saturday, February 11, 2012 2/18 ..10:30pmBAND: Canvas Waiting............Saengerfest Park Stage 2/11 ..11am ....Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony............Hotel Galvez 2/16 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. Sunday, February 19, 2012 2/11 ..11am ....Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. Friday, February 17, 2012 2/19 ..11am ....Hotel Galvez Mardi Gras Brunch..............Hotel Galvez 2/11 ..11am ....Mardi Gras! Galveston ..............Downtown Galveston 2/17 ..5pm ......Honeybrowne After Show ....................Trolley Station 2/19 ..11am ....Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. 2/11 ..12pm ....103.7 FM Radieaux Krewe Party ..................Trumpets 2/17 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras 101 Balcony Party ..........Dargan & Tobyn 2/19 ..11am ....Mardi Gras! Galveston ..............Downtown Galveston 2/11 ..12pm ....BAND: Shane Smith..............................Hendley Stage 2/17 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. 2/19 ..12:15pm PARADE: Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade ....Seawall 2/11 ..12pm ....Hot Chelle Rae Concert Viewing ........Dargan & Tobyn 2/17 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras! Galveston ..............Downtown Galveston 2/19 ..2pm ......PARADE: Mardi Gras Children’s Parade ..........Seawall 2/11 ..12pm ....Hot Chelle Rae Exclusive After Show ....Trolley Station 2/17 ..5pm ......Official Cruise Krewe Balcony Party Jockusch Building 2/19 ..3pm ......BAND: Ben Cina ..................................Hendley Stage 2/11 ..12pm ....Mardi Gras! Galveston Party ............Jockusch Building 2/17 ..5:30pm..BAND: 6 to Midnight ............................Hendley Stage 2/11 ..12pm ....Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick Off Parade ......Seawall 2/17 ..6pm ......Z Krewe Zestival I ........................................Trumpets Monday, February 20, 2012 2/11 ..12pm ....Stars on the Brazos Krewe Balcony Party..Roof Garden 2/17 ..6:30pm ..BAND: Fred Andrews & Hone Browne ..Saengerfest Park 2/20 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. 2/11 ..12:30pm BAND: Brandon McDermott....Saengerfest Park Stage 2/17 ..7pm ......Dr. Michael White Jazz Quartet ..........Tremont House Tuesday, February 21, 2012 2/11 ..1pm ......PARADE: Zaniest Golf Cart Parade ....................Strand 2/17 ..7pm ......Krewe of Maximilian Bead Party ............Roof Garden 2/21 ..5pm ......Krewe Babalu Fat Tuesday ..Dargan & Tobyn Building 2/11 ..2pm ......BAND: Dolly Shine................................Hendley Stage 2/17 ..7pm ......Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade........Strand 2/21 ..5pm ......Mardi Gras Carnival......................3400 Seawall Blvd. 2/11 ..3pm ......PARADE: 103.7 FM Radieaux Krewe Parade......Strand 2/17 ..7:30pm..BAND: Caitie Taylor ..............................Hendley Stage 2/21....6:30pm ..Mystic Krewe of Aquarius “Fat Tuesday” Parade ..Downtown 2/11 ..4pm ......PARADE: Mardi Gras Art Car Parade ................Strand 2/17 ..7:30pm..Krewe of Who? Mardi Gras Ball ........Galveston Hilton


On the Water LAKEWOOD TO HOST BAY CUP I ON MARCH 3 Lakewood Yacht Club Race Committee Chair Gerhard Wittich has announced that the 2012 Bay Cup I will be held on Sat., March 3. This race is open to the public and race registration can be handled on line at Lakewood’s web-site: www.lakewoodyachtclub.com under the racing button. “This is the first of a two race series which features long distance racing in Galveston and Trinity Bays,” explained Wittich. Bay Cup II will be held on Sat., Aug. 11 with both races having multiple legs which total about 8 to 20 nautical miles. Overall trophies will be presented for the two race series at the conclusion of the Bay Cup II in August. Wittich related that the club will continue the Cruising Non-Spinnaker (Classic Canvas) and Cruising Poleless Spinnaker Classes as they were popular with racers last year. Other classes will include PHRF Spinnaker and Non Spinnaker, Short-handed Offshore Sailors (SOS), Multihull and possibly One-Design. A minimum of four boats constitutes a class. In addition to the long legs which will take boats into Trinity Bay, the course will present a navigational challenge. The entry fee of $70 will include post-race activities the evening of Sat., Mar. 3, with a dinner by the pool and musical entertainment in the club’s lounge. Photos of the day’s race will be shown on the lounge’s plasma television for all to enjoy. The entry deadline for Bay Cup I is Wed., Feb. 29, 5 pm. There will be a Skippers’ Meeting in the Lakewood Yacht Club Ballroom, 2425 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, on Friday, March 2, 7:30 pm where all skippers are urged to attend for last minute regatta updates. Wittich would like to remind racers that Bay Cup I is made possible by the support of its Silver Sponsors: Bay Access and DonQ Rum. For questions, please e-mail Lakewood Yacht Club at lyc@lakewoodyachtclub.com

Upcoming Calendar

Yachty Gras Boat Parade February 18 • Kemah Channel

Mid-Winter Regatta Feb. 12, 2012 • Galveston Bay J-22 Mid-Winter Regatta Feb. 25-26, 2012 • Galveston Bay Elissa Regatta Feb. 31/March 1 • Galveston Bay Houston Yacht Club 281.471.1255

Bay Cup I March 3 • Galveston Bay Lakewood Yacht Club • 281.474.2511

GBCA Frostbite Regatta Feb. 25-26, 2012 • Galveston Bay

GBCA Icicle Race 5 March 10, 2012 • Galveston Bay Galveston Bay Cruising Assoc. • gbca.org

Wednesday Night Races 2012 Season starts in April Info: 281.334.4252


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Behind the unassuming facade of a shopping center lies a beautiful gem of a wine and cocktail lounge...

THE MOST ROMANTIC BAR IN CLEAR LAKE!

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We are pleased to welcome our new chef, Link Livingston!

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PERSONALIZED BOTTLES OF WINE MAKE GREAT VALENTINE’S GIFTS!

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'SWEET REVENGE BIKINIS' TRUNK SHOW & SALE FEB. 17-19

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the scene’s martini madness Apple Jack Martini – Don’t underestimate this potent drink because of its innocent name. Especially since the core ingredient is Jack Daniel’s and not vodka! Add DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker schnapps, a splash of cranberry juice and some freshsqueezed lime juice. Garnish this yummy concoction with a lime and cherry. Guys: You should try one while playing poker at Pier 27 Tavern’s MY TIME MONDAYS. Purple Passion Martini – Not feeling red or pink for Valentine’s Day? Try purple. It’s the color of royalty. This worthy drink contains Skyy Infusions Grape Vodka, the raspberry flavorings of Chambord, Blue Curacao orange liqueur, cranberry juice and sweet and sour. It is crowned with a lemon and cherry garnish. Get your passion on while grooving to the live music on the weekends. Metropolitan Martini – Absolut Mandarin vodka is a mellow base for this smooth citrus beverage. Cointreau adds a definitive layer of orange liqueur in the midst of a pineapple juice splash. It’s sweetly garnished with a single cherry. Order this anytime with Pier 27 Tavern’s original hot wings! * * * * * * * Martinis were prepared at:

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A martini making tip from Pier 27 Tavern’s bar manager Quinton: It’s important to use fresh ingredients to create a better drink! ~ Rhonda Meredith

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XTC Boutique: One Stop Valentine Shopping By Rhonda Meredith In late 2010, XTC Boutique opened in Bacliff. In just over a year, the company has become the area’s trendsetter in intimate apparel and adult novelties. The store is open and airy inside with black and pink walls, modern chrome and mirrored accents, and a spiral staircase. It is well stocked with an organized selection of women’s lingerie and clothing, shoes, men’s wear, wigs, gift baskets, body jewelry, books, lotions, designer contacts, games, costumes and party items. “We sell everything you would need for a holiday party outfit,” says Tabetha of XTC Boutique. “XTC Boutique has a unique and gorgeous collection of shoes. Our shoes are a must see!” It’s a comfortable shopping environment complete with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. “We are dedicated to assisting customers find the perfect products for whatever their needs may be by offering personalized suggestions,” offers Monica, XTC Boutique’s store manager. It’s a one-stop shopping place for a Valentine’s Day gift for any budget. There are unique items like a Betty Page pin-up girl t-shirt, glow in the dark massage lotion and body sprays in calorie free chocolate

and fruity flavors. Of course, there is the incredible lingerie that will flatter women of all sizes since XTC Boutique has sizes ranging from X-Small to 5X. Designer collections include Queen of Hearts, Dream Girl and Rene Rofe. “We take pride in helping a woman feel glamorous, romantic, sexy, desirable and confident,” smiles Jenny, an XTC Boutique associate. “We believe that incredible lingerie can make a woman feel beautiful from the inside out! And it makes us feel good to bring that out in her...” Gift cards are available for any occasion.

While you are visiting the boutique, get information on the fun and popular pole fitness classes that are held upstairs! Movies are also for sale or for rent at $4 for seven days. The “unmentionables” are definitely worth mentioning at XTC Boutique. Their hours are Sunday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2a.m., and Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Visit the store at 3505 Highway 146 in Bacliff or call 832-864-3630 for further information.

You'd Have to be Cupid to Miss The “To Hell With Love” Fashion Show and Concert at Scout Bar By Rhonda Meredith In recent times, an anti-valentine’s day movement has been escalating in society. There is even a website dedicated to it at www.antivday.com. I haven’t checked, but I bet your smart phone has an app for this too. Farmville players can choose an anti-valentine dark cherry tree for their gaming farms. A parody to the iconic Valentine’s Day candy “Sweethearts” called “Bittersweets” can be ordered with the phrases “love stinks” or “we had plans” and others... So, calling all singles, the disenchanted and just plain fed up! Just when you thought it was over, Valentine's Day rears its ugly head once again. This year, find your safe haven at Scout Bar’s “To Hell With Love” fashion show and concert on Saturday, February 11. It will be quite an event with the Coffin Case girls showcasing the hottest fashion trends. “Our Texas Coffin Case girls are the epitome of sexy rock-n-roll fashion. We're lewd, crude, and tattooed. Everything's better in Texas baby!” says Coffin Case model and promoter Veronica Gomez. “We get hundreds of people at our fashion shows every time!”

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The sizzling live performances are provided by ERASTHEVIRUS, I.D.R., South, Grizzly, and Static Collision. Cover is only $10 for the 18and-over show. It’s guaranteed there will be no cheesy, obnoxious romantic clichés. Seriously. And if you are a hopeless romantic in a happy, stable relationship who lives for this holiday, don’t worry... You and your eternal special someone are still invited out to the event. Scout Bar is located at 18307 Egret Bay Blvd. close to Nasa Road 1. For more information or special offers, “like” them at www.facebook.com/scoutbar, visit www.scoutbar.com or call 281-335-0002.

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Featured Music Venue

COCK-EYED SEAGULL By Rhonda Meredith The Cock-Eyed Seagull is a well established music venue in Webster that features rock-and-roll bands. Whenever a live band is on stage, the sound of music will ooze through the doors and windows, and it’s a mad dash to get inside and onto the dance floor. Its crowd is a fun-loving mix of people who appreciate the talents of wellknown bands and the hidden gems that are booked under the care of Rick Recckio. Recckio has a passion for booking bands that have a certain uniqueness about them. “At the Cock-Eyed Seagull, we enjoy having “Hourglass.” They play classic rock, lots of Beatles and Pink Floyd, with some Crosby Stills and Nash with a side of Fleetwood Mac and can play Abbey Road from

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start to finish. And “The Last Cigarette” has some serious revamped country songs into rock songs. Sometimes they bring their steel guitar player as well, and let me tell you... Wow!” Recckio goes on to say, “We are excited to have Grizzly back performing on February 25 with special guest The Holdouts. Grizzly is a band that sounds like country, punk, drinking rock. They have great flowing lyrics and killer lead guitar. When Grizzly performs, you end up raising your drink up in the air at least once a song.” Grizzly performs every other month at the Cock-Eyed Seagull. The band also came out to the venue to support their drummer who was on loan to Sovereign Sound one night last month. “When the Grizzly boys are in the house, we are sure to stock up on the Lone Star,” Recckio adds. “They draw a huge crowd and almost drink the house out of beer every time! It’s a fun night.” Definitely make plans now for this show!

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On one particular night The SCENE Magazine visited the venue, The Stairs were opening for Sovereign Sound. “It was The Stairs’ debut show. I liked their energy and smooth guitar with nice vocal harmonies. They are a very tight band that is held together by a hell of a drummer,” Recckio says with a smile. “A trio is all you need-o.” Recckio’s easy attitude is reflective of the Cock-Eyed Seagull’s atmosphere. Even if it’s your first time to visit, you are a friend amongst friends. The venue is also famous for its nautical decor.

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There is a vibe at the Cock-Eyed Seagull that has to be experienced to understand. It really embraces the man (or woman) who works hard to earn their money. It’s substance over fluff. “We see our customers and the musicians we book as hardworking and in the trenches,” Recckio says. Just sitting back and watching the bands interact with the audience in a fairly cozy environment makes for a memorable show and great night out that begs to be repeated. Throughout the week, the music schedule goes like this: Sunday and Wednesday nights are Cliff’s Karaoke; on Monday nights, it’s original band night; Thursday night is open mic night; and Friday and Saturday nights are, of course, live performances rocking the house. There is never a cover charge at the Cock-Eyed Seagull. It’s also a popular place to eat and just hang out at or around the bar or outside on the patio. Smoking is allowed inside. Join the fun at 1010 E. Nasa Parkway at Egret Bay Blvd. They open at noon on weekdays and at 11a.m. on weekends. Call 281-335-5400 for additional information. For any bands interested in performing at the venue, stop by and visit Recckio Saturday through Monday.

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at T Bone Tom’s. This year, Ware and his band are looking to continue to build their local fan base and venture a little further out regionally. He is currently working on new music and lyrics.

Chad Ware Band: From Page 56 But that wasn’t the hardest part. “The writing takes work,” Ware states. “I must be super inspired and must have real feelings about it.” While Ware loves the studio and collaborating with other artists on cool projects, his heart lies deeply within his own band: The Chad Ware Band. The members consist of top notch musicians Brad Carrell (drums) from Santa Fe, Paul Chapman (bass) from League City, and Kemah fiddle player Chris Witten.

On a personal note, Ware is beaming with pride on his recent Texas Music Awards’ nomination for studio musician of the year for playing on his good friend and Houston singer/songwriter Brad Boyer’s CD. For more information, check out his new and improved website at www.chadwaremusic.com. ----------------------------------Roger’s Bar & Grill: From Page 54 More charity events and fundraisers are planned for 2012.

For Valentine’s Day, Roger’s is teaming up with Houston’s FM Classic Rock station 93.7 The Arrow to feature California wineOn Tuesday nights, you can catch them maker Mark Beaman’s “Wines That Rock.” at Katie’s and also on a regular rotation out The wines are named “Pink Floyd” SPECIAL SHOWS and “Woodstock” for Tues, Feb. 7 example. A fivecourse dinner will accompany the wine tasting. The Tues, Feb. 14 winery is giving away a trip to Napa Valentine’s Day Party NO COVER! Valley, a signed Sun: Jam Session w/ The Amigos 8pm-12am, musicians Keith Richards guitar, welcome, $2 Vodka Well Drinks (12-7pm) and other memoraMon: Acoustic Jam w/Lynn & Cisco bilia. The exclusive Tues: Chad Ware Band s event starts y a Seven d Thurs: Benny Brasket Band promptly at 7 p.m. a week FRI......2/3 ..........................TOMMY DARDAR and is by reservation SAT.....2/4 ........................THE BYSTANDERS

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only since seating is limited. A “Broken Hearts Ball” for singles is also planned with Eleventh Hour performing in the Rock Shop. On February 25, Roger’s is co-hosting a Sailor Jerry Pin-Up party with Deep Eddy and Punkstar Industries. Dress in PinUp fashion, enter into the contest, check out local car clubs, and watch Dykes On Bykes perform live. Roger’s has two areas for private events; each seats up to 100 comfortably. Chef Coco, also a pastry chef, can to take care of all food requests, including fondant cakes. Call 281-334-1110 for catering pricing. The venue is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and is located at 1271 Deke Slayton Blvd. EDITOR’S NOTE: We were asked to withold last names of the female workers quoted in this article.

Call to Reserve Your Party Here! 281-332-6702

Mon-Fri 11-7 $2.75 Wells $2 Dom. Longnecks $1.50 Dom. Draft

NASA Road 1 & Hwy. 3

HOURS: Tues & Thurs 4pm to 2am; Fri: 4pm to 2am; Sat: 5pm-2am

HAPPY HOUR • 4-8PM (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) $2.25 Well Drinks, Beer & Wine

Mon. $2 Kamakazee Tues & Wed $2.50 Rita Sun. $2 Well Vodka Drinks (12 to 7pm)

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

Fri. 2/17: Mardi Gras Party • $500 costume contest

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Loose Notes: Continued from Page 47 WHAT'S AHEAD - Spring fever and March Madness are around the corner and before then a visit or three to Roger's Bar & Grill is in the works. If somebody on the beat books JD's new band Bluemoon, we’ll check that out, too. In February, Epicurean Evening is on our schedule as is the annual Mardis Gras festivities. For complete rundown of what's happening around the area, keep your copy of The SCENE handy! See ya out there! Abraham's Tree @ Fatty's

Southbound @ Jackie B’s Abbey Rhode @ Jackie's Brickhouse

Slags @ Cullen’s

Chad Ware Band @ Katie’s

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THE SONGWRITERS “Let Your Song Be Heard”

“The Songwriters” Song Contest kicked off in January with a traveling tour to 42 music stores in 40 cities throughout seven states including a Houston stop at The Guitar Hacienda -- That the event was here speaks for itself and the talent in our area. Congratulations to Peter J. Beauchemin (Winner), Rick Valente (Runner Up), and to Zane Wommack who scored himself a spot on an upcoming SXSW stage. These three were chosen to compete at the next online semi-final round of voting (thesongwriters.biz) and will get to perform on the featured stage at the finals. The lyrics we heard this evening from our 15 local finalists were first class and mused the judges the entire evening (Wrecks from the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, Grammy Award winner Brad “The Shredder” Davis, and host Rick Parent). Check out the list of local finalists, Janet Z, Eric Wolfe, Steve Lacy, Jim Sullivan, Reuben Maddox, Billy Jack Jones, Zane Wommack (winner of the SXSW feature set), Roger Wayne Bailey, Mike Coker, Kit Karson, Rick Valente (Runner Up with “Regina”), Myrna Sanders, Michael Burke, David Hargraves and Peter J. Beauchemin (First Place Winner for “On Top”).

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Kozmic Pearl @ House of Blues

(Janis Joplin’s B-day Party)

With that out of the way, fun by all on stage and in the audience left no doubt that this was a special evening to remember and it was a treat to be a part. Our second rare magical moment went down at the 69th Birthday Celebration for Janis Joplin at the House of Blues performed with our own Myrna Sanders and The Kozmic Pearls. The full bodied musical evening included two spot-on sets (plus opening act, Zig Zag) of all the tasty obscure to classic hits spinning the packed house well into the day. We got to enjoy Kozmic Pearl's newest addition, Laura Magers (keys and vocals) joining Myrna, Greg Barr (Bass), Dave Thomas (drums), and Paul Nussbaum (lead guitar) making for a total spot-on package. And the mood? Let’s just say many were feeling Janis in the house rocking and smiling the night away. ‘Twas a sweet night of peace, love, and rock & roll. Cheers!

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RELEASE MY SOUL Many have heard Mark May and would will testify he simply plays out of this world. If you heard his Live In Texas CD, you'll probably agree, he plays at this level everywhere he goes. We know it might be a bit old fashioned to buy a CD but when you score your copy of Mark's newest “Release My Soul,” read through the fine print, enjoy the tastiest of playing from Mark and his cast of musicians on “Vindablues,” take in his lyrics from “Release My Soul” and “World of Suffering,” you easily reach the conclusion that Mark May = Genius... We did. (www.reverbnation.com/markmayband) TOUR STOP CLEAR LAKE - The place is Scout Bar, Static X’s founder Wayne Static is touring with his new chart-climbing CD “Pighammer,” we’re taking in a live dose of “Assassins of Youth,” and the place is pumping and pounding. Aside from the awesome power, something connects. What do Willie Nelson and Wayne Static have in common? Simple... Throughout the course of the evening, both of these men looks each and every person in the audience straight in the eye – An utmost artist to audience connection. Get it? Not sure when Willie Nelson will be coming to the area, but we’ve Tour Stop Clear Lake at Scout Bar, and we caught the Industrial Metal icon, Wayne Static. - Continued on Page 44

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Loose Notes: Continued from Page 51 TOAST WORTHY Great news for all you graveyard shift workers who make the world go round. We found out Mamacita's is the place to be 8 a.m. after work, where your mimosa's and margaritas await. For Sunday brunch, we caught Messengers of Love serenading the masses of all ages, and will be checking them out at this year's Epicurean

The Playboys @ Dempsey’s

The Slags sealed the deal this month. Used to be, Cullen's was considered to be located in the middle of nowhere -- Which nowadays, is a great place to be. Katie’s has a good thing going every Tuesday with the Chad Ware Band for an evening of Texas Country Blues. We first crossed paths with Chad who was the lead guitar player with Perfect Chad Ware Band @ Katie’s Stranger at the first GBAMA Fundraiser and look forward to keeping up with his regional tour. Speaking of Katie’s... MAGICAL MOMENTS - We've made mention in the past on the Over-The-Top shows, where the performance is of virtuoso quality or the outpouring of support at a benefit is overMark May @ Katie’s

Messengers of Love @ Mamacita’s Evening (as this issue prints) where they always pull out the stops. Multiple stops at the Cock Eyed Seagull caught up with Open Mic night, an evening with The Dones (appreciate the lights, Rick!), and a warmup with Hourglass before their upcoming annual ’60s party. Bonus points goes to the Seagull's newly reopened grill, The Filling Station with the rib eye sandwich hitting my spot. Cullen's continues holding down the northern edge nicely where happy hours and

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whelming. This month, we have two Magic Moments: The first was the return of Mark May. A packed house of friends and fans from all across Houston gathered at Katie’s where Mark, rejoining forces with Paul Ramirez (See last month’s Over-The-Top Mention), on guitar/vocals, Buford and Bob Emmons on bass, Chopper on the kit, and a bag full of donated pedals and effects, simply tore it up the entire night.

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

LADIES NIGHT

1010B Nasa Rd. 1, Webster Texas Located inside The Cock-Eyed Seagull

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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’50s Party & Wendi’s B-day!!

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Mardi Gras Fat Tues. $4 Hurricanes

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FRI ..FEB 3..............................HEX $10 BUCKETS: MON, WED, SUN SAT ..FEB 4........THE LAST CIGARETTE MON. Original band night FRI ..FEB 10 ........MICHAEL STEVENS TUES: $1.50 Wells All Day SAT ..FEB 11............THE MOONDOGS WED & SUN: CLIFF’S KARAOKE FRI ..FEB17 ....................MAGAZINE THURS: Open Mic Night SAT ..FEB 18....................ZACH TATE (musicians get happy hour pricing)

Introducing PIZZA, CHICKEN TENDERS & QUESADILLAS for the SUPER BOWL 2/12: VALENTINE’S SPECIAL: Buy one, get half off the next 2/21: FAT TUESDAY: Gumbo & Cock-eyed Seagull’s Hurricane special

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Loose Notes by Andy Eng Pundits predicted 2012 as being a doozie, and if January is any indication, they've nailed it -- And in a good way, too. You know what I mean, if you were out and about on The SCENE!

LIGHTING OF THE MONTH - Krewe Du Lac does it again in roaring form with their annual King’s Cake celebration at T-Bone Tom's. Cheers to King Curt Carlton, Queen D'Anne Conrad, and the entire royal court for what looks like a great year. The Zydeco Dots were the perfect band for this occasion and upcoming local events include Zydeco Dots the February 10 Kick-off Party @ T-bone Tom’s at Bakkhus Taverna, the February 11 Galloway Gallop, Kemah Parade, the Post Parade Mardi Pardi (T-Bone's), and Masquerade Party (Zone 504). Wrapping up that weekend will be the all-day Mardi Gras Party at Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack on the 12th. Let's do it! THERE AND BACK AGAIN - Readers know after we report a new venue as “SCENE Ready,” we’ll run a couple follow ups to be sure and both Jackie B's and Fatty's sailed through brilliantly. Fatty's pulls off pivot point honors holding down our northeast corner (although we do have Baytown in our view) where we caught Abraham's Tree juicing things up after a fine Texan and Saints wins. With Shawn (Big Air) Pritchard on board, the Tree's set list has branched extensively with into the rocking, dancing, get down partying spread. We were a bit bummed after the Texans

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Abraham's Tree @ Fatty's

and Saints playoff losses, but that was very shortlived once we got to Jackie B's with Southbound on the stage. For those of you who understand Critical Inflection Points, Jackie B's is one of those places linking the east and west sides of the SCENE along I-45. With a Southbound @ Jackie B’s super fine staff taking care of all our needs, Southbound took care of our soul. This place is family friendly and a perfect gathering spot when meeting folks from all over town. Jackie B’s and Fatty’s -- Be there... Southbound and Abraham’s Tree -- Book ‘em... ON THE BEAT - Jackie’s Brickhouse has added custom pizzas to their already deep lineup rounding out the total Brickhouse theme. We – along with the entire house – chowed, twisted and shouted with Abbey Rhode last month. With their first year under their belt and their great service running on all cylinders, Jackie's upcoming patio season should be nothing short of huge. Out west, when we thought Dempsey's couldn't possibly pull off anything Abbey Rhode @ new, they went and did just that bringJackie's Brickhouse ing in The Playboys as the house band for Thursday nights complete with plenty of cold beer, rib eyes and all-you-can-eat crawfish. Quality music, food, service and fun -- Dempsey's does it... - Continued on Page 48

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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).

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When: Mon-Fri 2PM-7PM What: Sat $4 Long Island Iced Tea; Sun $2.50 Bloody Marys; Mon $2.50 Margaritas; Tues $4 “U Call It” Tequila

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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)

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Where: 1717 2nd Street.

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

Pints. Thurs. NEW! Live Music Acoustic Sets: 3 U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums)

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

Friday AWOL Happy Hour 4-9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house.

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

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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 $4 House Red or White Wine

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Skippers

-------------------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

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

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Where: 3612 W. Main Street (FM 518) What: 75¢ dom drafts; $1.50 dom bottles; $2 wells; $3 premiums; $4 super premiums + free jukebox!

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

Where: 18301 Egret Bay Blvd, Suite B, Webster When: Wed-Sat 5pm- 11PM What: Wed-Thurs $1 Longnecks/$2 Wells/$3 Jagers/$3 Pitchers • Fri-Sat $2 Longnecks/$2 Wells/$3 Jagers

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE 8-10pm What: $2 Dom. bottle beer; $2 Wells/ Calls; $3 Premiums & $4 Super Premiums

Featured Bartender JESSICA & SHERRI AT CASPER’S BILLIARDS

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

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Roger’s Bar & Grill

Where: 1271 Deke Slayton Blvd (FM 518) League City, What/When: Sunday – All Day $5 Domestic Pitchers. Wed7pm to Close $1 wells; Sat3pm-11Pm $3 domestic pints

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

-------------------Where: 4438 Boulevard When: M-F 9am - 5pm What: $1.25 Draft Beer, $2 Wells. Plus $2 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas 8am to 4pm Sat. & all day Sunday.

-------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: Mon-Thur 11am-7pm; Fri 119pm & Sat-Sun 11am-6pm What: $2 Domestic Pints, $3 Import Pints, $3 Wells

Where: 21st St & E. Bayshore Dr., San Leon What/When: All Day/Every Day $2 Longnecks Sunday $2 Bloody Marys

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Where: 1-45 & FM 518 next to Sudie’s, League City What/When: All Day Happy Hour; Mon: $2.50 Ritas; Tues – Thurs: $2 domestic btls, $3 import btls, $3 Ritas; Fri-Sat: $5 Jager Bombs,$2 apple pie& kazi shots; Sunday $3 Bloody Mary’s

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Recommended Valentine’s Day drink? Sherri has created a “Cupid’s Chocolate Covered Cherry” shot, and Jessica makes a “Be Mine Raspberry Sweet Tart” drink.

Most romantic movie? Jessica declairs it is “Love & Basketball” and for Sherri it’s “27 Dresses.”

What’s a bad Valentine’s Day gift to receive? A vacuum cleaner! (Sherri has gotten one.) Jessica mentions “getting nothing!”

Where: 1303 NASA Parkway What/When: Everyday 11am7pm; $2 Domestic Beer; $2.50 Imports & $3 House Wine

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be… In a single breath, Sherri gushes “Matt Damon” and Jessica opts for Taylor Lautner. (She is a Jacob fan.)

The best Valentine’s Day present is… Jessica wants an engagement ring. (She went there!) And Sherri says jewelry is always a great gift to get.

-------------------Where: 901 NASA Rd. 1 When: 11am to 7pm Daily; FriSat Power Hour

I say Valentine’s Day… Jessica (pictured at left) says “love;” Sherri says “romance.” (You got it! Both are taken.)

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Their Valentine’s crush in a parallel universe would

I say “candy” and they say… Sherri offers “Sweethearts” and Jessica goes old school with “chocolate!” Experience is a sweet treat! Jessica has two years of bartending experience and Sherri has six. Both have worked at Casper’s for two years. Random facts: Sherri is a mother of three. (Yes! I don’t believe it either!) Jessica attends school to be a plant operator.

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ing that took three years to construct, local residents and experienced businessmen Roger Gage Jr. and coowner Jody Stevens are seeing their vision of entertaining customers come to life. As you step inside the doors, the aroma of American grille cuisine welcomes you. Roger’s Head Chef Coco is passionate about the creative and artistic side of cooking. On the menu is a wide variety of offerings already, but she says “even more selections are coming soon.” There are more than a half dozen types of pizzas, steaks, and the appetizer pricing starts at a mere 5 bucks. Try the homemade potato chips and fried veggies. They are thinly sliced with a blend of the chef’s secret spices sprinkled on top and served with ranch dressing. Their signature sliders come three to an order with a choice of pork, chicken, or hamburger. The pork and chicken are slow cooked and shredded, then tossed in Roger’s signature Sailor Jerry Rum BBQ Sauce. Healthy options include grilled chicken, blackened shrimp, and grilled fish tacos. In March, only large size crawfish will be available.

We’re told they are in the planning stages of a once-amonth, reservation-only dinner pairing with either beer or wine. “It’s not enough to serve great food in a fun atmosphere alongside a cold beverage,” says Desirae L., Roger’s Promotions Manager. “Customers want to be entertained and at Roger’s we offer something for everyone.” For instance, downstairs at Roger’s offers a full service bar within the restaurant. A variety of beers are on tap including the exclusive Hoegaarden beer and Woodchuck Granny Smith draft cider. Happy hour is from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The game room is adjacent to the main dining room and is filled with games such as shuffleboard, pool tables and Golden Tee. Roger’s is set up to show the big game or any other sporting event on any of their 40 TVs, including the impressive wall of TVs above the main bar. - Continued on Next Page

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Rock and roll has been a definite influence to the owners, and it’s obvious throughout the venue’s decor, especially in the Rock Shop. This room is decorated with rock and roll memorabilia and is a cool place to partake in a little karaoke on Wednesday nights or to watch live bands on Friday and Saturday nights. For February, the stage will boast the likes of Mama Tried, David Grace, and Heart & Soul. Upstairs at Roger’s is their “Whiskey Room” for overflow restaurant seating. Acoustic music sets are offered here on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights with access to an upstairs patio. Concluding the tour of Roger’s Bar & Grill are the outdoor amenities like plentiful wrought iron table seating, a full service bar, and a stage that is currently being built on the wooden decking. Smoking is only permitted outdoors. Roger’s Bar & Grill believes in giving back to the community and supporting charities. For instance, wine corks are donated to Spec’s to raise money for schools. On the daily menu is One Hope wines who donates 50% of the proceeds to various charitable causes like the military, autism, global warming and breast cancer to name a few. - Continued on Page 43

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The CHAD WARE BAND: Performing music for the everyday person By Rhonda Meredith “I don’t consider myself a singer first... I am a guitar player who sings...” Chad Ware Early in his youth, local musician Chad Ware “just loved the sound of the guitar” and at age 10, he began to learn the instrument. “I had $50, and begged my dad to let me buy a guitar,” Ware remembers. “He told me ‘you’re just wasting your money’ because he didn't think I would really learn to play it.”

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Ware went ahead and bought that guitar and his father made him a deal. “It was a really cheap acoustic, one and my dad told me that if I learned to play it, he would eventually get me an electric one.” Ware says he spent hours locked in his bedroom learning as many guitar licks as he could. “I was trying to get that perfect tone!” he laughs. Ware even took a few lessons and a little over a year later, his dad held up his end of the bargain. By his mid-20s, the Dickinson resident was making a living in the Houston area as a lead guitar player for major musical acts such as Perfect Stranger, Janie Fricke, Rick Trevino, and Cory Morrow. These opportunities lead to touring across the country and having the privilege to perform in some of the largest venues. Most notably was the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Ware says he enjoyed being on the road and visiting the different cities.

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In 2007, Ware started his own band. “For awhile, it seemed like I had a different band every gig,” he laments. By 2009, everything started to come together a little easier and area gigs became a lot more regular. Ware had also developed his own style. His own way within the country music genre. And what does “country music” mean to him personally? “The music tells a story. It’s music for the average everyday person. Country music can relate to anyone.” It’s not about the cowboy hat. Ware doesn’t wear one. Although from time to time he does put on a pair of boots. “My music is influenced by the blues,” Ware says and cites Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, Tom Petty among his influences along with Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Steve Wariner. In Spring 2011, Ware came out with his first CD “Tell Me Something” that features 9 songs.

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Not only did he write or co-write every song, he also played all the guitars and arranged all the music on his debut CD that was coproduced by friend Randy Lasoya. - Continued on Page 43

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