JAPANESE RESTAURANT MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS! RECEIVE A
$10 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR EVERY $50 YOU SPEND SUN, MAY 13 ONLY • VALID AT BOTH LOCATIONS
ALL MOMS RECEIVE CHOICE OF
FREE WINE OR DESSERT SUN, MAY 13 ONLY • VALID AT BOTH LOCATIONS
@ FUSION on THURSDAYS FREE PROMO FOR THE LADIES* * Promotion begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday only. Ask about details & stipulations. NASA location only.
We serve FRESH FISH flown in from Honolulu daily! Join us on
THURSDAY Ladies Night
$1 Lady Ritas on the Rocks
TUES & WED $1 Hot Sake starting at 5pm
11am to 3:30pm
AVAILABLE ONLY AT SAKE LOCATION
Lunch Specials Every Day! FUSION
977 NASA ROAD 1
1804 W. FM 646
(EL CAMINO REAL, NEAR OFFICE DEPOT)
(SUITE R, NEAR HEB IN DICKINSON)
Kemah’s Very Own Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar
Showing all the DYNAMO games!
Daily Specials • Full Bar • Outdoor Patio MONDAY • STEAK NIGHT • 5-10PM
13: Rib-Eye, Center-Cut Sirloin, Prime-Rib, Chicken Fried Rib-Eye or N.Y. Strip $
Includes bottomless salad, loaded potato & $2 Bottomless French Onion Soup
TUESDAY • 50% OFF WINE LIST Valid ALL DAY on every bottle. More than 50 selections!
WEDNESDAY • CRAWFISH!!
$4.50/lb with sides: Mushrooms, Sausage, Corn, Potatoes
+ 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
605 A 6TH ST • KEMAH • 281-538-1800 11AM–12AM DAILY • WWW.BAKKHUSTAVERNA.COM
(JUST SECONDS FROM THE BOARDWALK IN THE LIGHTHOUSE DISTRICT)
May 4 ........................Line Up May 5 ....................What Is Hip May 6 ..........Shane Barnhill Band May 8 ......................JR Ancira May 9 ....................Southbound May 10 ..............Tommy Alverson May 11 ......................Crossroads May 12 ......................O.G.R.E. May 13 ....................Chad Ware May 15 ..................J.R. Ancira May 16 ....................Scott Kirby May 17 ..............Grateful Geezers May 18....................PeeWee Bowen May 19 ..................Trial by Fire May 20 ..............Shiela Marshall
May 22 ................Southbound
May 23 ..................Gulf Coasters May 24 ............Grateful Geezers May 25 ....................Navigators May 26 ......Last House on the Left May 27..................Driving Dixie
May 29 ................Southbound May 30................Matt Letty Band May 31 ............Grateful Geezers June 1 ................Kelly McGuire June 2 ..................Hanna’s Reef June 3 ....................Southwind BECOME OUR FAN ON FACEBOOK!
$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 $7.99 • 11AM-2PM
Mon ............Chicken Fried Steak Tues ............Beef Tips & Noodles Wed ........Smothered Pork Chops Thurs ......Southern Fried Chicken Fri ............Southern Fried Catfish
Mon ..............Hamburger Steak Tues ........................Prime Rib Wed ..Fried or Grilled Pork Chops Thurs ............All-U-Can-Eat Ribs Fri ........14 oz. T-Bone & Shrimp
COME IN TO T-BONE’S...
GUY FIERI HAS! FEATURED ON THE FOOD NETWORK’S “DINERS, DRIVE-INS & DIVES W/GUY FIERI”
OPEN 7 DAYS ’TIL 2AM! LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS!
707 HWY. 146 IN KEMAH • 281-334-2133 (SOUTH
KEMAH/SEABROOK BRIDGE) • www.tbonetoms.com
THE SCENE IS THE OFFICIAL ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE TO THE CLEAR LAKE/BAY AREA
May 2012 ..............South Belt • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galveston 10 ............................Cover Feature: Noah’s Ark 13....................................CLACC Business Expo 14 ..........................................Food Featurettes 16 ..........Feature: Tabella at Clear Creek Winery 18 ........................SBS: Kemah Crawfish Festival 19 ..........................................Meet the Manager 20......................................Arts: May Art Shows 21................Arts: SCENE Cultural Arts Calendar 22 ..........................Arts Feature: The Paint Pub 22 ....Arts: TAACCL Lunch + Godmother Project 23 ........................SBS: Fairy Tale Fashion Show 24 ......................Featured Artist: Ike Rodriguez 25 ........................Feature: Hairway to Heaven 26 ..........Fit to be SCENE: Arthritis Walk + more 27 ............................Fit to be SCENE: Toga Run 28-29 ....................Lunar Rendezvous Calendar
- - - CENTER SPREAD - - - • ........Weekends on the Water (Visitors Guide) • ............................Map: Where to Eat & Drink • ..........................................Map of Attractions • ..............................Clear Lake Greek Festival • ..............................Upcoming Event Calendar • ........On The Water: Galveston Gulfport Race • ......On The Water: Bay Access Launches Fleet • ..................On The Water: LYC Shoe Regatta - - - - FLIP SIDE - - - 42 ..............................................Rock The Dock 43 ....................Featured Band: Zach Tate Band 48, 47, 45, 44 ....Loose Notes: Local Live Music 50 ......................Martini Madness: Barbed Rose 52-53 ..................................Happy Hour Guide 53 ......................................Featured Bartender 55 ......................................Cover Story: Pier 27 56 ..........Featured Shows: Weekly Acoustic Sets
Front Cover: NOAH’S ARK RESTAURANT • Back Cover: PIER 27 TAVERN
20 items under $10 SANDWICHES SALADS SOUPS CUBAN FISH TACOS
• • • •
HAPPY HOUR M-F 4-7PM $3.50 MARTINIS; $1 OFF: WELLS, WINE, BEER & CALLS
A N A MERICAN G RILLE with a Cuban Flair
2800 MARINA BAY DR. | LEAGUE CITY | 281-334-7700 VOTED BEST LUNCH SPOT, BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT, BEST SERVICE
Open for Lunch & Dinner • Mon-Sat 11am-10pm • www.soshoregrille.com • Where Locals Dine THE SCENE
Noah’s Ark Bar & Grill: Where the Party Animals Go! By Rhonda Meredith The party animals, families, bikers, singles, couples, the young, and the young at heart know that Noah’s Ark Bar & Grill has the best crew and view on the Galveston Bay! Everyone is welcome to 4438 Boulevard in Bacliff seven days a week. The restaurant serves up tasty signature items that are sure to please. Order a “Hot” appetizer of Chicks (chicken), Mermaids (shrimp), Cats (catfish), or Pearls (oysters). Creative names for delicious dishes that all come wrapped in bacon and jalapeño pepper, then battered and deep fried. Noah’s Ark has served “over 2x 2 million oysters” grilled in the half-shell in many different flavors. In addition to po-boys, wraps, subs, and baskets, the kitchen offers a popular fried meatloaf sandwich and hearty Angus beef, flame-broiled hamburgers. The “Noah” (a third- or half-pound patty, two pieces of bacon, two pieces of Swiss cheese, sauteed onions, and grilled jalapenos on the side) and the “Hawg” (a one-pound patty with two slices of bacon, Swiss and American cheese) burgers both are customer favorites. Noah Ark’s comfort food is served up as a “Blue Plate Special” in small and large. Order it Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive the “Early Bird Special” and knock a dollar off each plate. Other daily specials that rotate throughout the week include the shrimp dinner made blackened, beer battered, hot and spicy, coconut, lemon pepper, Cajun, sweet and sour, (and the choices go on!) the pork roast dinner, all-you-can-eat-spaghetti, and more. Dinner time is the right time to select one of Noah’s favorites for dinner. The restaurant has fresh seafood made grilled or fried and juicy steaks made to order. You may have a hard time deciding on just one, so go for a combination platter. But don’t forget about the most important meal of the day! Noah’s Ark breakfast menu is as yummy as it is extensive. A breakfast buffet is offered on Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays are also home for a triple drink special. Order a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or a Screwdriver for only $2 each. Speaking of drinks, Noah’s Ark has an Oyster Shooter that pairs an oyster with vodka, Bloody Mary mix, Tabasco, and served in a shot glass. And their newest addition to their drink menu is a margarita infused with an upside down 7-ounce Corona called a “Coronita Rita.” So, grab a drink, bring your friends, order a delectable treat, and take a seat anywhere on the multiple decks outside or upstairs. The bay breeze will wash your cares away. Time it on a Friday night and enjoy the Parrot Head party and live music. If you like indoor games, join in one of the many Texas Hold 'em poker games that are held throughout the week. Hosting an event is easy when you book the venue’s Lion Den party room. It seats up to 40 people, and it’s free! Call 281-339-2895 to reserve. Noah’s Ark has been at its current location for over 15 years. Owners Fred and Beverly Lyttle have 30 years experience in the restaurant industry. If you are looking for somewhere casual and friendly, then you have found it. The Lyttle’s lend their support to non-profit organizations throughout the year including the Houston SPCA Animal Adoption Center.
BRUNCH BUFFET! 11am-3pm
MONDAY - FRIDAY 4-6:30
OYSTERS ON HALF SHELL $5/DOZ TUESDAY & FRIDAY 4-CLOSE
OYSTER ON HALF SHELL $5/DOZ HAPPY HOUR 4-CLOSE $4 HOUSE WINE • $2.75 DOM BEER $4 WELL DRINKS • $3.25 SHINER BOCK
2555 BAY AREA BLVD. • 281-480-2221 OPEN SUNDAYS FOR HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS ONLY
2 PRIVATE BANQUET ROOMS • WE DO CATERING
Join Our Networks John
John Ennis EDITOR
Betsey Ennis DIRECTOR OF GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Find The SCENE on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter & YouTube
Grace Elizabeth Ennis Grace
PHOTOGRAPHER & GOOD WILL AMBASSADOR
and you could win dinner for two, find out about special SCENE-sponsored events and enjoy exclusive content not found in print.
SALES & MARKETING
Heather Llanes Andy
COLUMNISTS & WRITERS
Published by BAY AREA MEDIA SERVICES
Andy Eng Kelley Dawson Adam Donaghey Peggy “Domino” Taylor Rhonda Meredith Sue Mayfield Geiger Betsey Ennis John Ennis
Studio: ..........281-326-2439 Fax:......281-326-0570 (New) E-mail: ........firstname.lastname@example.org Web: ............www.bams.us
Danielle & Chuck Feigle Domino
We are growing, expanding & looking for high-energy sales professionals not afraid of their creative side. E-mail
email@example.com for info.
MOBILE DEVICE ISSUU MOBILE App for Android phones is available now! There has been more than 130,000 installs since the release. The iPhone/iPad/Pod Touch App is awaiting Apple approval. Visit www.scenelive.net to learn more.
Joe THE SCENE
Flip thru every issue on your
25th Annual Business & Wellness Expo Thursday, May 10 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church It's time for the Clear Lake Area Chamber’s 25th Annual Business & Wellness Expo, hosted by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Make plans to attend what is sure to be a great opportunity for the general public to meet with many local businesses on a one-on-one fun and casual basis, Thursday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The purpose of the Expo is to enhance our local businesses and encourage everyone to “Shop the Bay Area First.” Attendees will be able to visit with more than 70 Clear Lake area businesses in one location. Find out about the goods and services that are offered here in your backyard. Admission is free for all. Each guest will receive one door prize ticket. Additional door prize tickets can be purchased at the event at the price of $5 for 12 tickets. Lunch will be provided by Joe’s Bar-B-Q for $5 a person from noon to 2 p.m. Berkeley Eye Center Bay Area is giving away a grand prize of one LASIK eye surgery and JSC Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the $500 prize drawing. Both drawings will occur toward the end of the expo and you must be present to win. There will also be other great door prizes from every booth available for all attendees to enter for a chance to win, and you don’t have to be there. Major event sponsors are Berkeley Eye Center Bay Area, My Flooring America, Texan Bank and Houston Community Management. To celebrate the Chamber’s 50th Anniversary, Big Daddy Marketing is sponsoring the QR Code Scavenger Hunt. Participants in the hunt will search exhibitor’s booths for the “50s” for a chance to win a new iPad! Be sure to stop by and experience everything this sold out (booths) event has to offer. There is no cost to attend. For more information, please contact Shari Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chamber for more information 281-488-7676.
STUFFED MUSHROOM CAPS Nick’s Pizza & Gelato
4438 Boulevard Bacliff, 77518 281-339-2895
210 S. Hwy 3 • League City If you want to enjoy an appetizer the size of an entree, look no further than Nick’s Pizza & Gelato’s popular Stuffed Mushroom Caps. These huge mushrooms are stuffed with fresh crab meat, spinach, green onions, and Italian seasoned bread crumbs. They are then topped off with a creamy Alfredo sauce and sprinkled with fresh crab and chopped Roma tomatoes! Delicious!
OPEN 7 DAYS BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER
The Best Burgers & Seafood!
Huge patio with a great view of Galveston Bay!
Sudie's Seafood House
SPECIALS 95 LUNCH Mon-Fri • 10am-5pm
352 N. Gulf Freeway, League City A 16-ounce WHOLE flounder, stuffed with our homemade seafood stuffing and topped with sauteed shrimp and crawfish tails in a delicious white wine cream sauce. All entrees served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. This dish is sure to be a favorite choice on Mother's Day, but (like all fresh seafood), is based on availability. Ask your server for details.
FREE WINGS!!! Mondays 5-9pm 6 FREE wings when you buy 6!
Tuesday Steak Night 5-9 Choice Sirloin steak with twice baked potato, + dinner salad • $11.95
Featured Entree #2
COUNTRY CAJUN STEAK
WEDNESDAY PARROT HEAD PARTY All Day: EVERY FRI 7-10PM All-U-Can-Eat LIVE BANDS Spaghetti or Chili Spaghetti • $6.95
Dempsey’s 3612 W. Main St. A mouth-watering 12ounce rib-eye boiled to perfection in crawfish water and then blackened and seared on the flat grill to perfection. Served with your choice of fries or onion rings. If you like spice, you’ll love this tasty meal!
PERFORMING YOUR FAVORITE ISLAND MUSIC
DRINK SPECIALS (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) $1.50 Draft Beer • $2 Well Drinks Saturday 8am to 4pm & All Day Sunday
ch n u L BISTRO C A S U A L F I N E D I N I N G Menu
$2 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers or Mimosas
$ $2 OFF 5 OFF Any DOZEN Grilled Oysters
1918 NASA Pkwy • Seabrook • 281-474-4455 Limit 1 coupon per table.
Limit 2 Coupons Per Table (Mon.-Thurs.) Not valid w/ any other offers. Expires 6-15-12 S-5
Discount off any one entree when you mention The SCENE.
Fresh Olives ~ Cheeses ~ Spices Pita Bread ~ Dried Fruits & Nuts Olive Oil & Imported Chocolates
Every Friday and Saturday by Mickey Hobbs, Kevin Johnson and Hondow Band (flamenco) + Belly Dancer performances Fridays & Saturdays at 7 & 8 pm
CAFE Gyros ~ Falafel ~ Hummus ~ Paella Kabobs ~ Moussaka ~ Grape Leaves Pastas (Shrimp, Pesto, Primavera) Segafredo Coffees ~ Baklava ~ Tiramisu
Johnson Space Center
FREE Wi Fi!
Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-9 pm • Fri & Sat 9 am-10 pm Closed Sundays
18033 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay
Hilton Upper Bay Rd.
NASA Rd. 1
Space Center Drive
Dark Chocolate Tart w/Almond Crust
Come and stay a while...
Flavors of the Mediterranean
★ MEDITERRANEO Market & Cafe
www.mediterraneomarket.com Visit our new website... & find us on Facebook!
$20 Belly Dance Class: 1st Sat. of the month (2-4pm)
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! Leg of Lamb served EVERY FRI & SAT! GYRO SANDWICH Serving original, Greek family recipes: Mousaka, Pastitsio, WITH FRIES • $5.95
FRI: LIVE MUSIC by Greek musicians George Kitidis & Nikkos Leontoudis + BELLY DANCING
TUES & SAT 1026 FM 2094 • Clear Lake Shores • 281-334-4787 • www.skipperscafe.com Stuffed Eggplant, Domadakia and freshly made Humus.
NEW RESTAURANT REPORT
Tabella at Clear Creek Winery: Kemah’s New American Bistro By Rhonda Meredith Kemah is welcoming a new chef in town. Tabella at Clear Creek Winery is a “farm to table” restaurant offering fresh and delicious American cuisine. The menu features seasonal dishes created from locally sourced ingredients. “We are not re-inventing the wheel,” said Tabella’s Executive Chef Link Livingston. “But Tabella has designed menu choices that are carefully prepared to enhance our customer’s dining experience.” Chef Livingston is committed to using only high-quality ingredients and creating healthier entrees that are gluten-free. Drawing on his 15+ years experience in the industry, he tends to not use butter, but rather olive oil and kosher salt and only uses farm raised chicken in his recipes. It’s this kind of detail, plus simple presentation that sets Tabella apart. Tabella’s menu has familiar dishes with flavorful twists you’ll crave. The seasonal aspect of it will change the variety, so always ask your server what the newest additions are while keeping the restaurant’s signature selections in mind. For example, the soup of the day rotates, but tomato-based bisque is a staple. It is not a coincidence that the lunch and dinner menu complement each other. Chef Livingston has been diligent and applied careful consideration from the chicken salad sandwich and gourmet salads to the Cheese Board or Shrimp Diablo appetizers, and Herb Crusted Chicken – just to name a few. Other entrees to consider are the Bone-In Pork Chop, Petit Filet, the fish of the day, Shrimp Scampi, and Rib Eye Steak. All come with the Chef’s vegetable of the day. Additional sides may be offered, just ask your server. Your server will also be knowledgeable about Tabella’s fine wines. Half of the wines are from Clear Creek Winery, while the other options include wines from all over the world. Have a glass with dinner and another with dessert. Unique desserts are sure to be a treat at Tabella. Try the Bananas Foster, Key Lime Mousse (not pie,) a Pecan Ball made with vanilla ice cream and rolled in caramelized pecans, then drizzled in chocolate, or the Mixed Berry Parfait. Maybe finish your dining experience with a fresh cup of tea or coffee while savoring Tabella’s atmosphere. The interior of the restaurant is intimate and cozy. The dark, rich chairs and tables are warmed up with ambient lighting. Wine bottles adorn the brick walls and related art and décor are placed in view. As weather permits, seating outdoors under the covered patio is available. Reservations are welcome and Tabella is happy to make your special occasion a memorable one. Call 281-957-9090 to schedule. Tabella is located at 709 Harris Street in Kemah. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 10 p.m. for dinner.
Mother’s Day: Open All Day!
Now Open for Lunch & Dinner! ~ a Farm to Table concept ~
Open Tuesday through Saturday • 281-957-9090
Live Music on the Patio Saturdays in May
OUR WINE BASKETS MAKE GREAT GIFTS FOR ANY SPECIAL OCCASION! 709 HARRIS • KEMAH • 281-334-8300
1002 Aspen Road Clear Lake Shores, Tx 77565 281-334-5225 OpusBistro.net
Any Wheat Crust Must present coupon. Not valid with other offers or specials. NASA location only. Exp. 6/15/12
Must present coupon. Not valid with other offers or specials. NASA location only. Exp. 6/15/12
Must present coupon. Not valid with other offers or specials. NASA location only. Exp. 6/15/12
of $20 or more
of $30 or more
Meet the Manager!
GORDON STREET TAVERN Christina Larson
114 N. Gordon St. • Alvin Christina Larson has been with the Alvin Restaurant Group for one year, and is now a kitchen manager of the newly opened Gordon Street Tavern. Tell us something unique about yourself? “I am still a kid a heart. I like to hit the waves when I can. And I love shooting hoops backwards.” What is your favorite thing about your line of work? “I love the cooking aspect of my job. There is nothing more invigorating than working the grill with a full board for five hours straight and knowing all of your customers were completely satisfied.” What is your favorite thing about working there? “Creating new and crazy concoctions. People love crazy food and I love bringing it when it comes to infusion and contrast.”
So many art shows, so little time…
SELECTED, UPCOMING ART SHOWS FOR MAY By Peggy ‘Domino’ Taylor
fied teachers to help fulfill their goal to provide quality art instruction.
Art in the Park
The FFAI, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, vision includes art shows, art walks, juried art competitions, demonstrations, an artist forum, and artist workspaces and more. The size of the space FFAI is occupying at present falls short, and does not allow these activities to take place. This art festival will help to secure a larger workspace for FFAI, something that they are in great need of, due to the popularity of the classes and summer camps. You can support FFAI by donating monetarily or by donating an auction item.
Art in the Park, the 3rd Annual Friendswood Fine Arts Institute’s (FFAI) event, will be held May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stevenson Park, on FM 518, in Friendswood. Talented Texas artists will be featured along with live entertainment, kids’ activities, crafters, food, live entertainment and live art demonstrations. The 2012 Featured Artist is Michael Gilbert and the featured entertainer will be Nuevo Flamenco Guitarist, Guillermo Serpas. The proceeds from Art in the Park will continue to provide artistic ventures to the residents of Friendswood and the Bay Area.
For more information, call 281-996-7700 or e-mail your request for pick up to info@FFAIonline.com. For additional details on Art in the Park go to www.aitpfestival.com.
Proceeds from last year’s event helped FFAI to host workshops, parties, field days, Kids Night Out, movie nights and more. In addition, the institute is able to hire professional artists and certi-
The mailing address is Friendswood Fine Arts Institute, 306 W. Edgewood Suite # G, Friendswood, TX 77546.
Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance Art Show The annual international car and boat show, Keels & Wheels is May 5 & 6 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. Most residents have attended this event or know of it by seeing the highways and streets full of classic and one-of-a kind vehicles on the first weekend of every May. This year the event’s Grand Marshal will be three-time Indy winner, Bobby Unser. One additional feature is the K&W Art Show and Sale. Meet the artists and browse their collections. The art for sale includes paintings and photography. The subject matter varies from cars, boats, to waterfront lifestyle, birds, landscapes and more. This is great place also to pick up graduation, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts all while attending a fun event at a beautiful venue. Saturday it is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For tickets or more information to Keels & Wheels, log on to www.keels-wheels.com or contact Chairman Bob Fuller at 713-521-0145 or email: email@example.com. This is a non-profit event with proceeds going to Boys & Girls Harbor.
Like us on Facebook!
Making the Bay Area more colorful is The Paint Pub
THE PAINT PUB: Paint, Sip, Shop & Have Fun! By Rhonda Meredith The “paint ‘n sip boutique” is sure to bring out your creative side in a fun and social group setting. No experience is required. Actually, no outside materials are even required! The Paint Pub provides canvases, paint, brushes, easels, aprons, and even artist instruction. All you have to do is decide where to put your artwork when you get home. During the two- to three-hour session, you will learn step by step how to replicate a featured acrylic painting while listening to background music, the soundtrack to your creativity, and maybe even indulge in a little sipping, singing and dancing in the aisles.
It’s a unique venue to hold an in-studio Girl’s Night Out, a birthday or bachelorette party, as well as a corporate or charitable event. Bring “Mom” in on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13) at 2 p.m. and she receives a complimentary drink. Those seats are $35 each. On Monday May 14, The Paint Pub will host a special event for local Girl Scout troops and their parents at 6 p.m. at $20 per seat. They also have parties for children, along with family sessions on Sundays. Open painting sessions are held Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. without instruction and give you a chance to “freestyle” paint. Walk-ins are welcome, and it’s $20 per seat. The best thing to do is go to www.thepaintpub.com and click on “Calendar” to see what is going to be presented to paint, the cost, time, and even register for the class. Advance reservations are recommended. Owners Lindsey George and Melanie Delgadillo were high school friends and college roommates. They put their collective backgrounds to work and were inspired by the idea of creating a place where you could have a great time, and when the time was over, you would have something nice and tangible to keep. So, the ladies came up with a really cool place that aligns with their passions where all are welcome. And it’s just not for females… “Once the guys get in here, they don’t want to leave!” says George with a smile. The Paint Pub offers beer, wine, champagne, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. Outside food is allowed. They also have a front-of-the-house boutique that has a lot of goodies for sale: Jewelry, accessories, home decor, purses, clothes, barware and more. Speaking of the bar, be sure to really check it out. It took 120 wine crates that George and Delgadillo personally broke down with hammers to create this unique space. They are located in the Nassau Bay Town Square at 1840 NASA Parkway. “Pub On The Go” is offered onsite in the comfort of your venue. Contact The Paint Pub for full details at 281-333-2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Show are $3 for students and $5 for adults. The students and faculty from the CFHS Fashion Department are producing the show with the help of the CFHS Communication Department students and staff. For more information on the Clear Falls Fashion Show or The Fairy Godmother Project, call 281-284-1100. Clear Falls High School is located at 4380 Village Way, League City.
The Fairy Godmother Project Makes Magic Plan to attend the Clear Falls Fashion Show May 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Clear Falls High School Auditorium. The proceeds of the fashion show will go to The Fairy Godmother Project for next year’s prom. The Fairy Godmother Project helps students receive free prom dresses or tuxedos for their senior prom. The annual tradition of prom for every
senior is a magical time and a rite of passage, with that comes the high costs of a prom dress and accessories. The Fairy Godmother Project can make dreams come true, by providing that certain dress for a magical night that captures senior memories. The Fairy Godmother Project is accepting donations now of formal and cocktail dresses that are gently used. Tickets for the Clear Falls Fashion
- Domino Taylor
SEEN BY THE SCENE:
FAIRY TALE FASHION SHOW BENEFITTING THE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
The inaugural Fairy Tale Fashion Show benefitting The Bridge Over Troubled Waters exceeded their projected net income by $4,000. Bridge Development Manager Kim Kankel said, “It was a fantastic day! There was great energy in the room. We’d like to thank all of our sponsors, 21 vendors, models, ambassadors who organized the event and, of course, the guests.” Major sponsors included Durrett Motor Company and Star Toyota. For more info: 713-472-0753 (www.tbotw.org) • Photos by Betsey Ennis
By Kelley Dawson
Featured Artist: Issac “Ike” Rodriguez
As Real(ism) As It G ets
Much like a photographer with a fast lens, artist Isaac “Ike” Rodriguez captures a moment in time or a candid expression that absolutely memorizes. But, his realism is created using acrylics and his amazing talent with a paint brush. Rodriguez rubs a neocolor crayon over the acrylic which gives the appearance of a fine oil painting. Each meticulous brush stroke and the placement of light and shadow all add up to a depth and perspective of a photograph. Rodriguez said he enjoys fooling someone into thinking what he painted in 2-D looks more three dimensional. “You can put your hand in it,” as Rodriguez described.
Rodriguez recounted that his mother and father both draw well, so Rodriguez began drawing at a young age. He said, “I did anything I could do that was art when I was young.” Rodriguez would copy black-and-white cartoon drawings his father made while attending a continuing education class at a local college. Years later at a Houston Astros baseball game, Rodriguez saw a painter actively creating a piece depicting his sports heroes. He decided then and there to give painting a try. Rodriguez didn’t think any of his paintings were good. He said he wanted to set his first attempts on fire. He then called the official artist to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Robert Hurst, to mentor him. Rodriguez
expressed, “It’s a different world when you start adding color.” He said Hurst showed him the tricks to using color and helped him get subjects to “look like they should.” Rodriguez admires the shadows and wrinkles in faces. He sees life happening and “wants to put it on canvas.” Rodriguez succeeds at not only capturing a look, but “someone remembering something that happened to them.” With only a few years of lessons, Rodriguez was asked by a friend attending a sports memorabilia show to paint a portrait of former Miami Dolphin player, Steve Slaton. The portrait was so impressive that Slaton signed it. Thus, opening another venue for Rodriguez in the portrait painting arena. Other sports memorabilia fans and even sports figures, such as NFL player Donnie Avery, started requesting paintings from Rodriguez. He welcomed the challenge and knows that painting people “is not what a lot of people do well.” Rodriguez said he appreciates his mentor and friends for helping him grow his talent and network his business. Rodriguez added he now has a new-found appreciation for what athletes do. They are always working even off-season because “they love what they do.” Much like the dedication of the athletes, Rodriguez paints. He ,too, is always working. Rodriguez expressed that he would love more opportunities to paint his local heroes and especially members of his favorite football team, the Houston Texans. June 23 and 24, Rodriguez will have art auctioned during the Earl Campbell Charity Weekend benefiting Multiple Scoliosis of Houston in The Woodlands. Meet the artist at his inaugural art show at Bakkhus Taverna (605 6th Street in Kemah) Thursday, May 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy music, light refreshments and view his art. To see more of his work or commission a painting, visit ikesartstudio.com or call 281-788-2843.
Hairway To Heaven Hair & Nail Studio is Ready for Wedding Season Hairway To Heaven Hair & Nail Studio is a top-quality salon in Friendswood offering an extensive range of services for both women and men designed with customer satisfaction as their top priority. The studio is owned by sisters Barb Ford and Kim Pilgrim who have lived in League City for the past six years, and, collectively, bring more than 25 years experience to their clients. “It’s been a busy season,” said Ford. “We have wonderful wedding packages… And our award winning stylists are ready to create your wedding up-do.” It’s never too early to book your appointment! Hairway To Heaven is ready to take care of your hair styling needs. Your consultation will include expert advice on everything from cut, color, highlights, CHI chemical straightening, perms and style. In fact, they offer a five-minute chair massage with every hair service! “We want you to feel comfortable and welcome when receiving our personal attention,” Ford with a smile. “We will go the extra mile to make sure you leave our Studio feeling GREAT!” Also available, are eyebrow and facial waxing. Experienced nail technicians are available for pedicures, manicures, and artificial nails. The studio also has an Arbonne Makeup and beauty products specialist ready to bring out your natural beauty for any event including on-location. Who doesn't deserve to be pampered? Hairway To Heaven Hair & Nail Studio is located at 2922 E FM 528 Road. Their operating hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday. For an appointment, call 281-648-9300, or e-mail email@example.com. Visit the studio’s website at www.hairwaytoheavenstudio.com. - Rhonda Meredith
NEW SUMMER INVENTORY!! BIKINI SALE! $20 per set
Name brands: Vix, L*Space, Sunsets, Miracle Suit, Swim Systems, Betsey Johnson & more!
SWIMWEAR FOR MEN, WOMEN & KIDS INCLUDING SPECIALTY SIZES FOR WOMEN (FROM A TO DD, E & F)
4634 NASA Road 1 @ Kirby Drive in Seabrook
281-549-4770 THE SCENE
Become a Fan of JuJu’s Beachwear on Facebook!
FIT TO BE SCENE
YOUNG BAY AREA WALK HERO LEADS THE CHARGE FOR ARTHRITIS WALK One day, in the not too distance future, young Bella, age 10, hopes to be a chef. But, before she grows up to realize those dreams, she'll have to endure a painful childhood fraught with complications from Polyarticular Juvenile Arthritis. Before her diagnosis she had a very stiff walk and slow to move without pain. Now, with the proper diagnosis and daily injections, she’s paving the way for others suffering from one of the over 100 types of arthritis, considered the number one cause of disability in the U.S. In her role as the 2012 Bay Area Walk Hero, Bella has organized a team and is raising funds, which someday may provide a cure for her very rare condition. She'd like to encourage others in the Bay Area to get moving and join her and the other 5,000 Houston-area children with arthritis, as they walk to raise funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. Bella's motto: be brave and be strong.
Seen by the SCENE
BAY AREA ARTHRITIS WALK SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012 LANDOLT PAVILION, CLEAR LAKE PARK 5001 NASA ROAD 1, SEABROOK, TX 77586A
Organizing a team is simple and there is no fee for participating; only a desire to help others like Bella and other kids like her. Ask friends, family or co-workers to walk with you and enroll your team of 10 today. If you want to help Bella, call Tami Navarro at 713942-9063 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for further walk information. The Bay Area Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at the Clear Lake City Park Pavilion. Registration begins at 8 .m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m.
ICM FUN RUN FUN RUN RAISES FUNDS AND AWARENESS Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM) recently hosted its 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run and Walk “Striding for SelfSufficiency.” Close to 200 runners and walkers showed up to ICM’s food pantry and administration offices, located at 151 Park Ave. in historic League City, on April 14 to support ICM’s services and increase awareness of the agency.
ICM raised more than $9,000 from the participants and 16 sponCome out and enjoy the fun, there will be sorships. Proceeds benefit ICM’s activities for the whole family. And, bring the services which assist local families dog. This is one walk that encourages dog who are in an economic crisis due participation because they get arthritis, too! to issues such as illness and unemLet’s get moving together and help Bella re- ployment. Agency services include: emergency rent and utility assisalize her dreams. For information, visit tance to prevent homelessness; www.bayareaarthritiswalk.org. food assistance; free mental health counseling; childcare assistance for students; referral to low/no-cost medical services; a community computer lab for at-risk students and outreach for homebound senior citizens. Each month, ICM assists approximately 300 families who reside in the zip codes of Clear Creek and Friendswood Independent School Districts.
2012 Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon
John Ennis Photos
FIT TO BE SCENE
TOGA TOGA TOGA!!!!! Grab your sneakers, pack your sunblock, and dust off that college togaâ€Ś.or make one! There's a fun a 5K and 1-mile course for the adventurous at heart, beginning and ending at the Clear Lake Park entrance (Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Pkwy.) on Saturday, May 26. Race day registration begins at 7:15am; 1Mile Start Time: 8:30am; 5K Start Time: 9am. The 5K and 1-mile will be both recreation or competitive with chip timing provided by Run Houston Timing. Chips are included in the registration fee. All registered participants will receive a free ticket into the Clear lake Greek Festival. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners in men's and women's divisions. Also, Best Male Toga and Best Female Toga will WIN a Clear Lake Sunset Cruise. Other prizes will go to other categories. Organizer Demos Thanos, "We understand the constraints of the toga, so it is not necessary to run in your toga. We do, however, encourage participants to wear a toga until the START of the run. All registered attendees that wear a Toga will be eligible for a prize!" Proceeds for the 2012 Toga Fun Run will go to the Lone Star Chapter for Hemophilia and Blood Disorders, www.lonestarhemophilia.org/index.html. Early registration is $25: www.togafunrun.com (Race day registration: $30)
2012 Lunar Rendezvous Festival Season IGNITING OUR FUTURE has launched
The 47th Annual Lunar Rendezvous Festival has gotten underway, and there are plenty of opportuJ PAMELA nities to enjoy the many activities of this year’s Festival, aptly titled “Igniting Our Future”. The Festival PHOTO was begun in 1966 by Maggie Plumb DeNike and a host of Bay Area volunteers to salute the space program’s historic rendezvous of Gemini VI and Gemini VII in space. Today it continues to salute the space program and to foster community spirits, raise funds that are widely distributed to stimulate, develop, and portray the art, drama, music, and culture of the Bay Area. Over the years, events have changed from one year to the next; but they have always been dedicated to wholesome enjoyment and appreciation of hard work, good fun, and high achievement. General Chairman Jill Reason has rounded out a Festival Season to exactly fit that bill. She has garnered a strong leadership of Event Chairmen, who will help ensure that those traditions continue. Dr. Kimberly Weathers is the Chair for the Kick Off Party on April 22 at UHCL in Atrium II from 4 to 6. Everyone is invited to be introduced to the various Festival events and to meet the Court. The 2011 King, John Wilkins, will be announcing the 2012 King who will be presiding along with the Royal Court. The reigning Queen, Peyton Barrier, is a senior at Clear Lake High LRF QUEEN PEYTON BARRIER School where she is a member of Future Farmers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Diamond Darlings, and was a member of the Clear Lake Cheer team for three years. She is also a member of the HLS&R Jr. Rodeo Committee. Peyton will be attending Texas A&M in the fall and is proud to be a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2016. Queen Alternate Danni Cantu is a senior at Clear Creek High School where she is Student Council President and a Varsity Cheerleader. Danni also plays the violin and serves as Orchestra President. She will be attending the University of Texas in the fall. Captain Brooks Kubena is a senior at Clear Lake High School where he is a member of the Falcon football team and basketball team. He is editor for the school newspaper. Brooks is involved in Gateway Church as a member of the church band. He plans to attend the University of Texas. From 2008 to 2011 over $500,000 has been contributed to local organizations. The Festival welcomes and is grateful for support from businesses, organizations, and individuals in our community. The Lunar Rendezvous Festival is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that preserves both the historical lore and accomplishments in the space sciences made by residents of the Clear Lake/Bay Area. The Festival organization benefits the Bay Area Museum, college scholarships, area libraries, cultural arts groups, Bay Area Turning Point, Interfaith Caring Ministries, and many other non-profit groups. For more information about this year’s Festival, please contact Festival General Chairman Jill Reason at email@example.com. You may also call the Bay Area Museum at 281 326-5950 or visit the Festival’s web site at www.lunarrendezvous.org.
2012 Lunar Rendezvous King is Announced At the recent Lunar Rendezvous Festival Kick Off Party, Jay Gurry will be presiding over the Festival, along with Queen Peyton Barrier, Queen Alternate Danni Cantu, and Captain Brooks Kubena. King Jay Gurry is a Clear Lake home-towner and former fighter pilot, being honored with the “Air Force Achievement Medal” and the “Air Force Commendation Medal” during his career.
Lunar Rendezvous Festival 2012 General Chairman Jill Reason Treasurer Kelli McCorkle Byrd Publicity Chairman Ellen King
Festival Kick-Off Chairman Kimberley Weathers, Ph.D.
Tennis Tournament Chairmen Kevin and Ruth Duke
Golf Tournament Chairman Jacqueline Carver Karen Dluzniewski (Co-Chair) Robbie Kimbrough (Co-Chair)
Sponsor Appreciation Chairmen Kate and Jerry Foyt Dining Event Chairman Laura Sukkar Kristin Rankin (Co-Chair)
Sunset Service Chairman Domineque Westall Suzanne Zerecheck (Co-Chair) Fashion Show Chairman Jenny McCorkle
Coronation Ball Chairman Jana Miller Fun Run Chairman Jay Lee
Princess & Lieutenant Court Lea S. Bodie Melissa McKinnie (Co-Chair)
Royals Chairman Tammy Barrier Belinda Scheurich (Co-Chair)
Little Ladies/Pages Chairmen Ava Galt & Angie Weinman Auction Chairman Tricia Totten
LRF Administrative Assistant Sandi Quillen
IGNITING OUR FUTURE 2011 Calendar of Events Event
U of H, Clear Lake
Kimberley Weathers, Ph.D.
The Fitness Center at SSH
Kevin and Ruth Duke
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Bay Area Museum
Monday, May 7, 2012
Bay Oaks Country Club
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Kate and Jerry Foyt
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tommy’s Rest. Oyster Bar
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Space Center Houston
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Clear Lake United Methodist
Monday, July 16, 2012
San Luis Ballroom (Galv.)
Saturday, July 21, 2012
San Luis Ballroom (Galv.)
The Lunar Rendezvous Festival is a 501 (c)(3) nonproﬁt organization beneﬁting the Bay Area Museum, college scholarships for students, area libraries, cultural arts groups, Bay Area Turning Point, Interfaith Caring Ministries as well as many other local nonproﬁt groups. For more information about this yearʼs festival, please contact 2012 Festival General Chairman, Jill Reason at Danpr@aol.com. You may also contact the Bay Area Museum, at 281-326-5950, for updates, or visit the festivalʼs website at www.lunarrendezvous.org.
John Ennis photo
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.
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.
Where To EAT & DRINK T-bone Tom’s
Roger’s Bar & Grill
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
South Belt • Pasadena • Galveston Bay • Galves
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 Restaurant..............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
82. Pomodoro’s Pasta & Pizzeria ... 83. Pomodoro’s Italian Restaurant & 84. Roger’s Bar & Grill..1271 E. FM 5 85. Roger’s Malt Shoppe ................4 86. San Luis Resort ........................5 87. Scout Bar ................................... 88. Sherlock’s................................... 89. Signature Bistro ..........1918 NAS 90. Skipper’s..................1026 FM 20 91. Smoking J’s ....................550 FM 92. South Shore Harbour Resort..250 93. Sporting News Bar & Grill ......... 94. Star Cinema Grill ..................102 95. Sudie’s ..............................352 G 96. Terrace Cafe ....................609 Bra 97. Tequila Mia’s ............................... 98. The Spot ........................3204 Se 99. The Davenport ......................12 100. The Hop.................................... 101. The Paint Pub ..1840 NASA Park 102. The Tree House ........................ 103. Three Oaks Fine Wines ............ 104. Time Out Sports Bar #1 ........... 105. Time Out Sports Bar #2 .......... 106. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ..........4 107. Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Ba 108. Tookies..................................... 109. Topwater Grill ......................81 110. T-bone Tom’s............................ 111.Tuscany Bistro..................2951 112. Union Tavern ............................ 113. What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro ..... 114. Zone 504 .................................
115.-124. KEMAH BOARDWALK R
115. Aquarium; 116. Pizza Oven; 117. R Dutchman; 119. Bayside Grille; 120. Ca Shack; 122. Lighthouse Buffet; 123. Lan 124. Saltgrass Steakhouse
So. Shore Grille
281-535-0900 Largest Selection of Pre-Owned Yachts on the Gulf Coast
• Clear Lake ston Island 104
40 55 33 15 106
91 99 30 2
72 59 95 52 46 36
57 24 27 12 101 69 56 87 23 92
48 74 103 17
22 67 4 44 31 42 85
115-124 5 73 77 3 114 96 110 20 93 97 50 1 75 51 49
76 47 90 45
Gulf of Mexico
Katie’s Bar & Grill
Seaw olf Pr kwy.
Ha rbo rsid I-45 e
Gulf of Mexico
CONVENIENT! Whether you are feeding one or a thousand, Ring the Butler will deliver food from local restaurants to you! QUICK & EASY Visit www.ClearLakeDelivery.com, enter your zip code, select a restaurant, and you are ready to order. YOU RELAX! We Deliver! Our professional delivery waiters will pickup your meals from the restaurant and deliver them to your door, usually within the hour.
61 66 102 36
11 78 63 21
Ferr y Rd .
10 54 65 94
83 6 43
Red Sushi; 118. The Flying adillac Bar; 121. Joe’s Crab ndry’s Seafood House;
. lvd rB nte Ce ce Spa
............1303 Nasa Pkwy & Pizza 17420 Fife Lane 518 (League City) NEW! 4410 Hwy 3 (Dickinson) 5222 Seawall Boulevard ............18307 Egret Bay ......2416 Bay Area Blvd. SA Parkway (Seabrook) 094 (Clear Lake Shores) M 1959 Dixie Farm Road 00 South Shore Harbour ........850 Harris Avenue. 20 NASA Rd. 1, Ste. 152 Gulf Fwy N (League City) adford Avenue (Kemah) ..800 Bradford (Kemah) eawall Blvd. (Galveston) 235 Clear Lake City Blvd. .................17886 Hwy 3 kway, Nassau Bay NEW! ..........901 NASA Road 1 .....601 East Main Street ..................10928 Fuqua .......307 El Dorado Blvd. 4416 Fairmont Parkway ar ..2555 Bay Area Blvd. ........1202 Bayport Blvd. 15 Avenue O (San Leon) .................707 Hwy 146 1 Marina Bay Dr. Ste 220 .435 El Dorado Blvd # A ....926 FM 518 (Kemah) ................504 Kipp Ave.
Clear Creek Winery
The Paint Pub
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. 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
2. MOODY GARDENS
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
Photo by Linda Lapointe
3. KEMAH BOARDWALK
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
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
8500 Bay Area Blvd.........281-474-2551
2100 Caroline St. ........281-337-2021
26 22 20
18. OLD SEABROOK NASA Parkway @ Hwy 146 . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-474-3869 19. SYLVAN BEACH PARK on Galveston Bay in La Porte . . . . . .281-471-5020 20. HISTORIC LEAGUE CITY Main Street (FM 518). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-338-7339 21. HELEN’S GARDEN Main St. (FM518) in Historic League City . . . . .281-338-7339
22. CINEMARK 18 20915 Gulf Frwy. (Webster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-332-0951 23. BAYBROOK MALL 500 Baybrook Mall Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-488-4620 24. MAGNOLIA GREEK GOLF COURSE 1501 Bay Area Blvd. . . . . .281-557-0555 25. BEACON LAKES GOLF CLUB 801 FM 646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-337-1459 26. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR CC 4300 South Shore Harbour . . . . .281-334-0521
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
37. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM 2002 Terminal Dr. . .409-740-7722 38. BUNGEE FUN 9030 Seawall Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-740-2000
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
THE 19TH ANNUAL
CLEAR LAKE GREEK FESTIVAL May 25, 26 & 27 at Landolt Pavillion, Clear Lake Park on NASA Pkwy
The Greeks are credited with influencing cultures and civilizations around the globe for centuries. They gave birth to philosophy, astronomy, democracy, mathematics and science, and Greece was known in ancient times as the seat of learning. In modern times around Clear Lake, the Greeks are known for all that and throwing a fun, familyfriendly festival every May.
For the 19th year on May 25, 26 & 27, members of the St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox will transform Clear Lake Park into a beautiful Mediterranean coastline for one of our area’s most popular events, the Clear Lake Greek Festival. Roughly 6,000 people attend this event over the course of the three-day weekend every year. The event is the primary fundraiser for the church and will feature tasty homemade Greek food and pastries available including: Their famous gyros, tyropitas (cheese pie), spanakopitas (spinach pie), Greek rotisserie chicken, souvlaki skewers, loukoumades (fritters in honey and cinnamon), and baklava. There will also be delicious Greek desserts, traditional Greek wine, nonstop music and dancing, exciting exhibition folk dancing and much more including rides and moonwalks in the children’s amusement area. All guests will receive a special commemorative program book containing articles about Greek culture, recipes, Greek language phrases, information about the festival’s history and photos from past festivals. “Greeks are famous for their hospitality,” said Festival Chair Meni Koulakiotis. “Our Clear Lake festival has been growing every year since 1993, and we’re so proud to welcome guests of all ages to our 19th celebration weekend.” Buy your tickets today! General Admission tickets are $4, and Presale tickets include admission fee and a meal of your choosing for only $12. Visit www.clearlakegreekfestival.com for more information or contact the festival at 409-939-9852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! UPCOMING SCENE-APPROVED EVENTS NOT TO MISS
Wednesday Races on Clear Lake
Rock the Dock
Concours D’ Elegance
Every Wednesday • Clear Lake / Seabrook
Every Thursday • Kemah Boardwalk
May 5-6 • Lakewood Yacht Club
ABNC’s Back to the Bayou
Blessing of the Fleet
Clear Lake Biz & Wellness Expo
May 5 • Armand Bayou Nature Center
May 6 • Clear Creek Channel, Kemah
May 10 • Gloria Dei Church, Nassau Bay
Village Fair & TX Music Fest.
Bikers Against Breast Cancer
May 11-13 • Walter Hall Park, League City
May 12 • San Jacinto Harley-Davidson
May 18-20 • Pasadena Convention Center
Red, White & Bayou Festival
Clear Lake Greek Festival
Toga Fun Run (Greek Fest.)
May 19 • FM 517 @ Hwy 3 in Dickinson
May 25, 26 & 27 • Landolt Pavilion, CL Park
May 26 • Clear Lake Park
Subscribe to The SCENE’s Weekend Preview E-mail Blast to keep up on local news, events, promotions, concerts, exhibitions and be the first “in-the-know” regarding all the upcoming events celebrating SCENE v10.0. Visit www.sceneLIVE.net to sign up and “Like Us” on our Facebook page and you could win dinner for two courtesy of a SCENE client.
On the Water
GALVESTON TO GULFPORT RACE SLATED FOR MAY 25-31 Upcoming Calendar Lakewood Yacht Club’s newest offshore race is from Galveston to Gulfport, MS scheduled for May 25 -31. This is roughly 425 nautical miles across the Gulf of Mexico to the new Gulfport Yacht Club and marina. “Many races are run from Galveston south down the coast to Port Aransas and beyond, but we were looking for a new destination going east this year,” explained Gulfport Race Chairman Jim Winton. “We hope to have about 30 boats at the starting line in Galveston for this race and then perhaps a number of boats will stay in Gulfport to participate in the Gulfport to Pensacola Race which starts on June 15.” Being only a seven-hour drive or just over a one hour flight from the Houston/Galveston area, the Gulfport destination will give friends and family a chance to join the post-race party and activities in the Gulfport/Biloxi area. It will also allow power boaters an opportunity to run the Intracoastal Waterway to join in the fun. Entry deadline is Sunday, May 6 with the late entry cutoff on Sun., May 13. There will be three starts: cruising boats will start at 2 p.m. at Houston Ship Channel Buoy 11 on Fri., May 25; PHRF Fleet will start on Sat., May 26, 2 p.m. at Houston Ship Channel Buoy 11; and the Multihull Start will be on the same and same time. The finish deadline is Thurs., May 31, 1 p.m. This is a Category 2 race open to all racing, cruising, spinnaker and non-spinnaker sailing yachts. Monohull yachts must be at least 30’ LOD and must have a minimum crew of four capable sailors. Multihulls must be at least 27 feet in length and have a minimum crew of three experienced sailors. The Awards Banquet will be on Thurs., May 31 at the new Gulfport Yacht Club. To register and enter the race, please go to the website www.galvestontogulfport.com The entry fee is $275 with a $25 discount for US SAILING members.
Trophy Poker Run - May 11 & 12 5/11: Calcutta @ Roger’s Bar & Grill 6:30pm 5/12: First Stop/Breakfast at Turtle Club 9am
HYC Offshore Regatta May 5 • Galveston Bay Leukemia Cup June 12 • Galveston Bay Houston Yacht Club 281-471-1255
Shoe Regatta May 19 • Galveston Bay Galveston to Gulfport Race May 25-28 • Galveston Bay Lakewood Yacht Club • 281-474-2511
Rum Race 1 • June 02 Rum Race 2 • June 09 Rum Race 3 • June 16 Galveston Bay Galveston Bay Cruising Assoc. • gbca.org
Wednesday Night Races
2012 Season Has Started!
Info: 281-636-3508 5/09 ......Series 2, Race 3 5/16 ......Series 2, Race 4 5/23 ......Series 3, Race 1 5/30 ......Series 3, Race 2 6/06 ......Series 3, Race 3
........6:15pm ........6:15pm ........6:15pm ........6:15pm ........6:15pm
On the Water
BAY ACCESS LAUNCHES JF FLEET AT LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB Bay Access President Thomas McAndrew has announced that it has purchased a fleet of 18 Flying Junior (FJ) sailboats to promote double-handed sailing and racing on Galveston Bay. “This is a great learn-to-sail boat for the family with children in middle and high school, which is an unmet need for our young sailors” explained McAndrew. “The beginner sailor can go out as crew with an experienced Skipper, have fun on the water, and progress to an accomplished racer. The FJ boat is also a great way for parents to sail with their children.” The FJ boat was designed in 1955 in the Netherlands and was built to serve as a training boat for the then Olympic-class Flying Dutchman. It has become the most popular boat in college sailing. With a very clean boat design, it has a beam of almost 5-foot with an overall length of about 14-foot. Bay Access is a 501 c (3) organization with purpose of promoting amateur sailing on Galveston Bay. It leases a newly constructed, first class dock which Lakewood built close to its Seahorse Lounge. From the new dock, all 18 FJ’s can be safely and easily launched for quick access to Clear Lake or the Clear Creek Channel. The dock is next to a spacious lawn which is great for flaking sails and socializing, and has close-by parking. The FJ Fleet, which will be managed by Lakewood’s new Sailing Director Marek Valasek, will be open to the public for organized events such as classes, clinics, and high school regattas. The
fleet was purchased after 2 ½ years of service at the University of South Florida. “One of the primary motivations behind the Bay Access FJ program is to facilitate and promote competitive high school and collegiate sailing on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay,” McAndrew added. “But, we will also have learn-to-sail classes for all age groups, including adults.” Bay Access is offering corporate or private sponsorship opportunities. This sponsorship is a great opportunity for local companies to help promote youth sailing in the Galveston Bay area. The sponsorship will be used to retire the loan used to purchase the boats and will help fund the initial operations of the fleet. Bay Access will allow companies to display their firm’s logo on an FJ for four years. The logo will also be on both the Bay Access website under a special sponsor section and on a banner during organized events. The website is www.bay-access.org and will be launched in the next month. For questions or further information about the FJ Fleet, its activities and sponsorship opportunities, contact Thomas McAndrew at email@example.com or Todd Payton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seen by The SCENE: WEDNESDAY NIGHT SAILBOAT RACES One of the best mid-week distractions has returned to Clear Lake as the Clear Lake Racing Association’s weekly Wednesday Night Sailboat Races season is in full swing. CLRA has a new Race Officer, Scott Tuma, more boats competing in more classes. Head out to Villa Capri (3713 NASA Road 1) at 6 p.m. on a Wednesday, and enjoy the show!
John Ennis Photos
On the Water
LYC’s 30th SHOE REGATTA takes to the water May 19-20 Lakewood Yacht Club’s Race Committee Chairman Gerhard Wittich recently announced that the 30th Annual Shoe Regatta will be held over the weekend of May 19 and 20. In 1982 Lakewood hosted the first Shoe Regatta which was originally sponsored by Foley’s Department Store and Sperry Top-Sider Shoes. Bay Access, a not-for-profit organization that supports amateur racing, is the organizing authority of the race. Sponsors include Mount Gay Rum and West Marine. The Regatta, which is open to the public, is a favorite among local racers because, in the past, each crew member of the winning boat in each class was awarded a certificate for a pair of Sperry deck shoes; hence the name of the Regatta. The Shoe Regatta is for one-design, handicapped, and cruising sailboats over 20 feet in length and with a cabin. There will be three race courses set on Galveston Bay: a windward/leeward course for the One Design classes; a windward/leeward course for handicap rated boats; and a third triangular course to provide a long race for handicap rated spinnaker and non-spinnaker boats. PHRF Certificates are not required for Cruisers. The Skippers Meeting will be held on Fri., May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom of Lakewood Yacht Club, 2425 NASA
Parkway in Seabrook. “We urge all skippers to attend this important gathering so that they can take full advantage of all aspects of this weekend regatta,” related Wittich. The Saturday evening party will feature music by Jeff Lopez’s “Cross Roads” and a dinner of Chicken Fried Steak. The Awards Ceremony will follow the last race on Sun., May 20, and will be held in the ballroom of Lakewood Yacht Club. Participants can register on line at www.lakewoodyachtclub.com. For questions, please contact Lakewood Yacht Club at email@example.com or call the office at 281474-2511.
Lakewood hires new sailing director Lakewood Yacht Club General Manager Terry Chapman recently announced that the club has hired Marek Valasek as the new full-time Sailing Director/Head Coach effective May 14. “Marek is a worldclass sailor, winning a total of seven National Championships for his home country of Slovakia in Optimists, Lasers and Finns during the 1980s and 1990s” New Lakewood Yacht Club Chapman remarked. Sailing Director Marek Valasek “As an elite coach and sailing director, he has had great success in developing yacht club sailing programs and coaching competitive racing teams and has acquired diversified experiences in directing and coordinating operations and staff.” Valasek graduated in 1999 from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, with a Masters degree in Physical Education and English and Literature. He moved to Miami in 2000 where he served as the Sailing Head Coach for Corral Reef Yacht Club for 8 years followed by his position as Sailing Director at Lauderdale Yacht Club from 2009-2011. He managed very large summer sailing programs with up to 12 employees in charge of over 200 sailors. He is currently the Optimist Head Coach for the highly-competitive Team Gnarly out of New York. “Our Lakewood Yacht Club Board of Directors and Officers feel that Marek is truly a professional, both on and off the water. We look forward to him joining our staff for a long and productive tenure” added Chapman.
Kemah Boardwalk cranks up the tunes during ‘ROCK THE DOCK’ this summer Enjoy a FREE Summer-Long Concert Series Every Thursday (May 3 - August 30) WHAT: Pump up the jam as summer approaches and the heat rises at the Kemah Boardwalk with the fourteenth annual Rock the Dock summerlong concert series. Music lovers will rejoice as they enjoy beats from the best local and regional bands starting in May continuing each Thursday evening through August. The free concerts will feature a wide variety of rock ‘n’ roll sound and are held on the Plaza from 6:30 p.m. -10:15 p.m. each week.
2012 ‘ROCK THE DOCK’ SEASON AT THE KEMAH BOARDWALK
MAY May 3 ....................................THE SLAGS – Dance Rock May 10 ........................BIG BOOM – New & Classic Rock May 17 ................FAL SKYE – Rock Star New & Classics May 24 ..RAT RANCH – Houston’s Favorite Rock ‘n’ Roll May 31 ........................VELCRO PYGMIES – Rock & Roll JUNE June 7 ....HAMILTON LOOMIS – Houston’s Son of Blues June 14 ....ADRENALINE – Adrenaline filled Rock & Roll June 21 ....THAT 80’S BAND – 80’s Tribute to Hair Bands June 28 ....TEXAS UNLIMITED BAND – Austin Pop Rock
WHEN: Every Thursday. May 3 through August 30, 6:30 to 10:15 p.m.
JULY July 5......RAT RANCH – Houston’s Favorite Rock ‘n’ Roll July 12 ......................................COLD SHOT – Rock Hits July 19 ..............SPACE ROCKERS – Austin Dance Rock July 26 ........................ZACK KING – Dallas Power Rock
WHERE: Kemah Boardwalk, The Plaza
AUGUST August 2 ................................THE SLAGS – Dance Rock August 9..............FAL SKYE – Rock Star New & Classics August 16 RAT RANCH – H-town’s Favorite Rock ‘n’ Roll August 23 ......................................VERTIGO – 80s Rock August 30 ..............11TH HOUR – Rock Variety Classics
Say good-bye to discomfort • Hello! Energy & Health Preserve your Body & the Environment Naturally with
Alkaline, Ionized, Microclustered Water The Strongest Antioxidant Available. Arthritis • Eczema • GERD • Headaches • Diabetes Gastrointestinal Issues • High Uric Acid • High Blood Pressure These common ailments could be a result of being too Acidic.
Don’t just cover it up with more meds... GET WELL with Water! Call me & learn how I became more alkaline & ditched my heart medication & more!
For more information, visit
www.waterandwellness.com MAY 2012
Who You Need To Know About Right Now:
ZACH TATE BAND By Rhonda Meredith Zach Tate’s quiet persona reminds one that it is indeed the quiet ones you have to watch… His story is an interesting one. Born south of Toronto, Canada, (and even south of Detroit on a map) in Windsor, he grew up in the country listening to Southern rock. His passion for music eventually led to learning the guitar. And the trumpet… As well as the snare drum… You see, since Tate’s music class in school did not offer the guitar, poor Tate had to “branch out.” It was much to the chagrin of his music teacher who had little faith in Tate’s musical abilities. Lucky for his fans and supporters, the musician never let the teacher hold him back in his love of music. Eventually, Tate did what most do not do… He left Canada and headed to Los Angeles with a good buddy in hopes that an idea they had might just turn into a dream within the entertainment industry. But alas, Hollywood was fickle. But that was ok. Lessons were learned, experiences were gained, and life relationships were forged. Everything happens for a reason, and you carry on the path you were meant to be on. It was time for a change.
UPCOMING SHOWS May 5 (Saturday) 9pm Loading Dock Too 3505 Hwy. 146, Bacliff
Six years ago, the Canadian with Southern rock in his veins left California and didn’t look back. He made his way to the Bay Area, and it was good. Some say it was destiny. Back in Canada, Tate grew up with a legendary road about 20 miles from his hometown ironically named “Texas Road.” The road was more famous for ghost stories than Budweiser and blue bonnets, but nonetheless its name does in fact resemble our great Lone Star state. Coincidence? I don’t think so. “Texas Road” also happens to be the title of his first CD. The Zach Tate Band has had great success performing all around the Bay Area, Galveston, and Houston areas. They have appeared on Great Day Houston and My Fox Houston. You may have caught one (or many) of their performances at Cabo, Cock-Eyed Seagull, Fatty’s, Katie’s, or even the annual Lone Star Rally. The band just released their fourth CD titled “End Of Time.” The process was a labor of love and the blood, sweat and tears, also known as recording in the studio once or twice a week for approximately six months, produced awesome results. This is Tate’s best work to date, but he is so modest and downplays this fact. It is indeed a CD worth being at the top of your collection.
May 9 (Wednesday) 9pm Cabo • 2513 Nasa Pkwy. May 12 (Saturday) 9pm Loading Dock 504 25th St., Galveston May 18 (Friday) 9pm Cock-Eyed Seagull 1010 Nasa Parkway May 19 (Saturday) 5pm Cap'n Jack's Beach Bar 1702 Seawall Blvd., Galv. May 25 (Friday) 8pm 146 Road House 3435 Hwy. 146, Bacliff
Now, these are the reasons why you have to watch those musicians with a quiet persona. They May 26 (Saturday) 4pm tend to be under-rated when Music Pavilion @ their talents far exceed expectaPearland Town Center tions. Tate’s ability for introspection Hwy. 288 & FM 518 and self-reflection on life events have churned lyrics about relaNASA Road 1 & Hwy. 3 tionships that make for some damn good songs. He is a master HOURS: Tues & Thurs 4pm to 2am; storyteller to a Southern rock and blues soundtrack. Tate’s voice is Fri: 4pm to 2am; Sat: 5pm-2am controlled, clear, and smooth as butter to your ears. And ever the Renaissance man, he is an accomplished photographer and HAPPY HOUR • 4-8PM TUESDAY SPECIALS: (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) $5 12-oz. Rib Eye & Fries writer who has been published in the U.S. and Canada. That’s just $2.25 Well Drinks, Beer & Wine $9.95 12-oz. Ribeye w/loaded potato & salad $1.25 Well Drinks scratching the surface. $1.50 Ritas & Kazis
Call to Reserve Your Party Here! 281-332-6702
$3.50 Burger & Fries $2.99 8-piece Hot Wings $1.50 Well Drinks; Ritas & Kazis $2.50 Long Island Teas
$8.95 New York Strip w/ Mashed Potatoes
Open Sun, May 27 for Memorial Day THE SCENE
The members of the Zach Tate Band are Tate on vocals, guitar, and harmonica; Charlie Glen on bass; Damian Hurtado on lead guitar; Brandon Robbins on drums, and Gary Graham on piano and keyboards.
$2 Pints & $2 Bloody Marys
MAMA CASS KARAOKE; $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles
DART TOURNEYS; 3 Wells & Shot Specials
WEDNESDAY BE YOUR OWN DJ; $ 2 Dom & $ 3 Import Pints
Acoustic sets w/ the Bee Room Entertainment. + $3 U-Call-Its
Fri....May 4 ..MAMA TRIED & BELLHOUND Sat ..May 5 ..................................Cymblem Fri....May 11 ................................DJ Adrian Sat ..May 12....................................Flipside Fri....May 18 ..................Shark Attack Crew Sat ..May 19 ........................Wyskey Tango Fri....May 25....................................Footpie Sat ..May 26................................After Party Fri....June 1 ..................................DJ Adrian Sat ..June 2 ....................................Peroxide TY DECK PAR
Three Palms Grill Delicious Caribbean Menu Available Late Every Night!
EVERY Y! A D R U T A S Watch Fireworks from the
35¢ WINGS MON-FRI • 5-8PM
SCRE G I B W E N
EN TV s
Follow us on Facebook & Twitter
Fridays in June. TER S ADQ UAR , E H R U O Y S PLAYOFF FO R N B A S C A R M LB , N A Kemah Historical Society Landmark
504 KIPP AVE. • KEMAH • 281-334-1221 THE SCENE
the scene’s martini madness “Neon Dude” – Discover a really unique drink! It’s a delicious blend of imported English vodka and the natural, refreshing taste of lemon-lime when the neon yellow colored Dude Vodka is mixed with Malibu Caribbean Rum and Midori melon liqueur for a sweet, fruity taste. Add a splash of lemonade and no garnish is needed. “Texas Peach” – St-Germain liqueur is the basis of this smooth as peach fuzz martini. The liqueur is imported from French and made from freshly handpicked elderflower blossoms. Blend with Smirnoff Peach vodka and Rose’s lime juice, then add a dash of bitters and shake gently. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry. “Pomegranate” – This vibrant colored drink is almost too beautiful to sip! PAMA pomegranate liqueur is coupled with the lemon-lime flavor of Stolichnaya “Stoli” Citros Vodka. To make this the right way, a squeeze of lemon, a splash of sweet and sour, and a tiny bit of simple syrup are added for good Martinis were prepared at: measure. Garnish BARBED ROSE with cherry and a 113 East Sealy Street lemon slice. Enjoy!
We Love Martinis! Check out more at www.SCENElive.net
Alvin, TX 77511 281-585-2272
~ Rhonda Meredith
PIZZA • PASTA • WINGS • APPETIZERS • SALADS
20” 8.5LB PIZZA $ 99
ade Handm t Gourme Pizza!
PICK-UP OR DELIVERY
281-480-9700 • 15148 Hwy 3 • Webster 77598 FREE DELIVERY!! - The way pizza should be!
SUBS • PHILLIES • MUFFALETTAS • GYROS • DESSERTS THE SCENE
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).
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
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)
Where: 1717 2nd Street. 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
What/When: Mon. Karaoke, $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles. Tues.: Tues. Dart Tourneys: $3 Wells & Shot Specials. Wed. Be Your Own DJ: $2 Dom & $3 Import Pints. Thurs. NEW! Live Music Acoustic Sets: 3 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
Where: 2513 NASA Parkway When: Mon-Thurs 4 to 7pm; Friday AWOL Happy Hour 4-9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house.
($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)
Where: 435 El Dorado Blvd # A When: 2-8pm daily. What: FREE Billiards, Steel Tip Darts and Great Specials
Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $2 Dom Pints, $3 Wells, $4 Wine by glass, $4 Ouzo shots
Where: 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
-------------------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: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah)
Where 1026 FM 2094 (in Clear Lake Shores) When: All Day, Every Day What: $2.75 Domestics, $3.50 Imports
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: 1840 NASA Parkway in Nassau Bay Townsquare When: Wed-Sat All-Day What: $2 Domestic, $3 Import and $4 Wine
Where: 1303 NASA Parkway What/When: Everyday 11am7pm; $2 Domestic Beer; $2.50 Imports & $3 House Wine SCENELIVE.NET Quick React Code >>
Scan to pull up the Happy Hour Guide on your smart phone or mobile device.
All information in the SCENE Happy Hour Guide is believed to be true and accurate as of press time. But prices and special are subject to change.
TIP YOUR BARTENDER
Because we (The SCENE) believe they are royalty. THE SCENE
SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE
Featured Bartender ALEX at MAMACITA’S
Calls; $3 Premiums & $4 Super Premiums
-------------------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 - 6pm What: $1.50 Draft Beer, $2 Wells. Plus, Saturday 8am - 4pm & all day Sunday, $2 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas
-------------------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
Roger’s Bar & Grill
Where: 21st St & E. Bayshore Dr., San Leon When: All Day/Every Day What: 2 Longnecks Sunday $2 Bloody Marys Years of experience? He has been with Mamacita’s for 10+ years! Signature drink? Alex can make anything, but favors the Long Island Iced Tea.
-------------------Where: 3136C NASA Parkway When: 11am to 7pm Daily; Fri-Sat Power Hour 810pm What: $2 Dom. bottle beer; $2 Wells/
By Rhonda Meredith
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: 11500 Space Center Blvd. When: Tues-Sun 11am to 7pm Thursday 11am to 11pm What: Brand new drinks specials listed below:
I want something fruity, what should I order? He recommends the Mexican Flag margarita for the whole month of May in honor of Cinco de Mayo. And if I want food with that drink, what should I get? Alex says the fajitas are fantastic. That’s actually the reason he has been at Mamacita’s all this time! He says Mamacita’s food is “good quality food,” but the fajitas are “awesome.” I admit his excitement did make me hungry… Has he served anyone fa-
mous? Yes! While not one to drop names, Alex has served notable astronauts, football, and soccer players. Speaking of sports… Alex is a big fan of the Texans and Astros! He is excited about the Texans primetime schedule next season and in reference to the Astros, he said “Next season will be better.” Tequila please! I have never met anyone who knows more about tequila. No tequila was harmed in this interview, but I sure wanted to take all the cool bottles home! Ask Alex about his favorite ones: KAH (in a skull bottle) or Milagro Romance (two tequila's in an odd shaped bottle) or Tanteo that is jalapeno flavored.
PIER 27 TAVERN: YOU WILL GET HOOKED! By Rhonda Meredith “Going to have a great time where everybody knows my name… It’s a place where DJs spin music from Heaven. The dance floor is jumping all around me by eleven. Down by South Shore, there’s a tavern called Pier 27…” You get the idea. Pier 27 Tavern is where the cool people go any night of the week to have some fun. Don’t let the work week get you down! Take a look at what’s going on during a typical week at the venue. Your Monday blues become a thing of the past when you can look forward to “My Time Mondays.” It’s the venue’s movie and poker night. Go sing it like you mean it with Lady BG during “Time Out Tuesdays.” This sizzling lady puts the “ok” in karaoke. She will have you getting your groove on with the latest party songs, popular current artists and the classics. Got a hankering for hops? It’s “Big Ass Beer” and acoustic/open mic night on “WindDown Wednesdays.” It makes the “hump day” of the week like no other! “Twisted Thursdays” keeps the party going on with the area’s best DJs spinning tunes that are unique and fun. Crawfish is on deck during the season from 7 p.m. until it’s gone. End the week with your inner freak! It’s “Freaky Fridays” at Pier 27 Tavern and the drink specials are freakishly good. When the weekend gets going good and the weekly routine is over, it’s time to give in to those urges on “Sexy Saturday” when the venue turns into “Club P27.”
The DJ will get the party started and you can hear the thumping of the music before you ever set foot inside. Yeah, tonight’s going to be a good, good night… Everyone needs one day to just get right. Relax, have some good food, watch sports, talk with your friends… It’s all good on “Simmer Down Sundays.” Work in the service industry? Come on out. Pier 27 Tavern wants to take care of you, too. The vibe at Pier 27 Tavern is friendly like that. From the management to the wait staff, they want to get to know you. Since opening in 2009, the venue has become a mainstay in the community. The beverages are cold and served by friendly staff and owner Shun Mason Wafer has a delightful presence and strives to keep the good times rolling. Pier 27 Tavern wants to honor the ladies with their Third Annual Mother’s Day Party on SATURDAY, MAY 12. “We want to celebrate women, and give each female who walks through the door a gift,” Wafer said. $4 drink specials include Cosmos, Star (shot), frozen drinks and Apple Martinis. Ladies: Get ready! Pier 27 is putting on another Mr. Hard Body Contest. The action starts at 10 p.m. Pier 27 Tavern is open seven days a week. They are located at 3202 Marina Bay Drive in South Shore Harbour (League City) There's plenty of parking, and smoking is allowed. To quote their site (www.pier27tavern.com), “Come dock your spot at the pier. Who knows? You might get hooked!”
Area Acoustic Nights Show Off Megawatts Of Talent By Rhonda Meredith They may not play with the benefit of electricity, but the Bay Area’s acoustic musicians are drawing a lot of support and attention to this musical styling. Acoustic sets, also known as “stripped” or “unplugged," are performed with instruments whose sound is not electrically enhanced or modified, and without a shred of digital addon.
Tommy Alverson Thursday, May 10 T-BONE TOM’S
While the Bay Area thrives on the full electric live shows, an acoustic performance is a bit more intimate. Local musician Chris J. Hardy describes an acoustic show as being “pure and organic.” He further explains the appeal from a musician’s perspective, “It gives me the opportunity to be a storyteller and explain the back story of a song and how it came to be. This type of audience is more receptive to hearing that.”
Trapt Saturday, May 12 SCOUT BAR
Several local venues have dedicated weeknights that feature acoustic music performances. For instance, on Monday nights, Katie’s Bar in Bacliff offers an “Acoustic Jam” with Lynn & Cisco. There is never a cover and always a good time. Another example is Union Tavern on El Dorado in Clear Lake City. The venue hosts “Acoustic Tuesdays.” Also no cover and the pitchers are less than five bucks. It’s a laid back atmosphere with pool tables by the stage. Pier 27 Tavern in South Shore ushers in Hump Day with acoustic sets by musician Marc Borde and friends. Get a “Big Ass Beer” and enjoy the show. (Read more about Pier 27 Tavern in this issue.)
Andy & Dreamsicles
Zone 504 in Kemah partners with Bee Room Entertainment on Thursday nights for musical sets that are a little more blues and reggae flavored. Drink specials include $3 U-Call-Its (excluding premiums.) Also on Thursday nights, down the road off Egret Bay Boulevard, Scout Bar has an “Acoustic All Star Jam,” unless a national act trumps the schedule.
Sunday, May 13 LA BRISA LEAGUE CITY
Roy Hockenberry, the lead singer of alternative rock band I.D.R., is used to performing with amps turned up and mosh pits. He welcomes the chance to perform acoustically for a change of pace. “It’s just a different vibe,” Hockenberry said. “Acoustic performances are definitely more raw.” Many of the Bay Area’s bars, pubs, taverns, and restaurants offer live music that include acoustic sets. Whether it is on a certain night, or scheduled throughout the week or month. One thing is for certain, any night (or day, afternoon, or evening) of the week is a perfect time to enjoy an acoustic set. No electricity required, but the musicians will light up the stage to bring you their megawatts of talent!
Infinity’s Twin Friday, May 25 UNION TAVERN
Published on May 4, 2012
The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly entertainment magazine focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attractions, Live Music...