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MEDITERRANEO MARKET & CAFÉ is the Melting Pot of Cultures and International Cuisine By Rhonda Meredith Mediterraneo Market & Café, at 18033 Upper Bay Rd. in Nassau Bay, has served the best dishes from more than 20 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. For the past 14 years, Mediterraneo has served traditional Mediterranean food, with a bit of American fare, from the heart to the table. “Mediterraneo serves authentic food based on the traditions and cultures of the Mediterranean countries," said Magdy Kotb, owner of Mediterraneo. “The secret to serving quality food is that it tastes good from within. All fresh meat, fish, and poultry each has to be marinated with the right combination of spices so the flavor is distinct for that food.” Kotb and his wife Sonia fell in love with the Bay Area after visiting family here in the 1970s. It wasn’t too long after that they decided to immigrate to the United States from Egypt. “Egypt is a melting pot of all cultures. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe is the natural combination of cultures,” says Kotb. “It is a good mix of relationships and our menu offers a variety for everyone.”

Lamb Tagine (with apricots, prunes, chickpeas, carrots, and potatoes) and the Chicken Tagine (chicken thighs with lemons, green olives, carrots, and potatoes). Each is served with couscous made with herbs, dried fruits and nuts and comes with harissa hot sauce.

Mediterraneo crosses borders to unite cultures. The café opens at 9 a.m., Mondays through Saturdays to serve coffee and biscuits. “It’s like a community center in a sense,” Kotb says. “For the regulars who come in from NASA, synagogues, churches, area musicians, sponsored sports team, and local residents, this is like their home base.” At lunch and dinner time, Mediterraneo is filled with laughter and banter, as well the sound of dishes being set on the tables. One quick glance and it’s easy to see why you would like to sample many items on the menu. One taste, and it’s even easier to understand why it’s so easy to fall in love with the food. Enjoy gyros, falafel, hummus, paella kabobs, moussaka, grape leaves, pasta with shrimp, pesto, or primavera. Two worthy mentions on the specialty menu are the

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Mediterraneo uses spices, herbs, olive oil, sea salt, red wine, herbal teas and chamomile and pomegranate drinks to promote healthy eating. Spices and herbs are an important part to the overall Mediterranean diet and have medicinal properties and therapeutic effects. It’s one of the keys to an American Medical Association approved diet for a healthy heart. Your order is made fresh on an open fire grill without a greasy texture or baked. Not much on the menu is fried. “You will not feel heavy after one of our meals,” says Kotb. Save room for a dessert such as baklava, tiramisu, or the new dark chocolate tart with an almond crust with a cup of Segafredo coffee. On Friday and Saturday evenings, belly dancers perform and live entertainment from local musicians such as Mickey Hobbs, Wayne Johnson, and Jando are on the corner stage. It’s a perfect opportunity to relax with a domestic or imported beer or choose a red wine from California, Greece, Chile, Italy, Spain, Argentina, or Croatia. Sitting outside is a great choice when weather permits. - Continued on Page 13

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Mediterraneo: Continued from Page 10 The decorated patio complete with painted metal tables and chairs and covered with huge, colorful patio umbrellas is inviting amidst the lush green plants. Whether walking in or out, the delicacies at the deli in the front of the restaurant deserve a look. Check out the “Taramosalata” and “Tarama” (Greek caviar), Egyptian Roumi and Kashkaval cheeses, yogurt, feta cheese (Domestic, Dodonis, Bulgarian, and French flavors), Baba Ghanoug (roasted eggplant blended with a sesame sauce and seasonings), Dolmas (grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice and tzatziki) and fresh Greek salad.

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Mediterraneo takes reservations and shows both American and European sports. The restaurant also has a “to-go” menu and catering available.

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Supremely Fajitas and ’Ritas at Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina By Rhonda Meredith Mexican Independence Day is on Monday, September 16, but all month long, all four of Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina’s locations will celebrate this Mexican holiday with drink and food specials including their savory appetizers: guacamole and queso flameado. Their Bay Area restaurant (515 E. NASA Road 1 in Webster) combines an elegant and traditional décor with a fiesta atmosphere. And their vast menu features authentic Mexican dishes and a Tex-Mex twist. Breakfast is served daily and lunch specials include a “buildyour-own” option. Early bird dinner specials are available until 6 p.m. Choose from several entrées such as the Mamacita Dinner (a crispy beef taco, beef chalupa, guacamole and two meat burritos), the NASA Dinner (chile con queso tostada, crispy beef taco, guacamole, tamale, and cheese enchilada), or the Space Shuttle Burrito (named in honor of the dedicated aerospace industry workers is filled with a choice of beef or chicken then topped with Spanish sauce and grated cheese, served with pico de gallo, lettuce and tomatoes). Enjoy the “Fajitas for Two” dine-in-only special on Mondays and Tuesdays after 3 p.m. Partake in Mamacita’s outstanding bar drinks and sip a cold “Refresher” daiquiri with mango, melon and strawberry liqueur, or the “Tamarindo ’Rita” is also sure to please. The ex-

tended happy hour is Mondays through Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It’s only $3.75 for house margaritas and $1.75 for domestic drafts. Take note that musical entertainment is provided by the Messengers of Love on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hallmark of a successful restaurant, in an industry known for its volatility, is longevity. Joe and Alma Gonzalez opened their first restaurant, El Jardin on Harrisburg (East Houston) in 1975. The enthusiasm of the young couple made for a welcoming environment and the use of their family recipes created a flavorful and unique menu. On top of that, the food quality, freshness, and consistency in the platters made the restaurant remarkable, and it wasn’t long before the Mamacita’s brand opened in the Bay Area. For the past 38 years, the Gonzalez family has worked hard to preserve the Mamacita’s legacy and - Continued on Next Page

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The Gonzalez family celebrating the 35th Anniversary of their first restaurant, El Jardin in July 2011.

MAMACITA’S: Continued from previous page share the traditions and day-to-day operations with their son and General Operations Manager Joe Gonzalez III and daughter Gina Kuper who oversees public relations. Of course, the term “familia” – or family – is extended to the employees. In fact, most of the employees have been with Mamacita’s since its foundation. “Those who stop into Mamacita’s feel welcomed and at home because each meal is prepared to order from the freshest ingredients,” said Kuper. “We are in a constant pursuit for excellence in food and customer service.” Mamacita’s has been recognized by several leading newspapers including the New York Times. They have won several tasting awards and are very active in community participation. The restaurant also has various options of spaces to host business and family gatherings. Book an event and ask about the “Fajita Fiesta” catering packages. Mamacita’s is open seven days a week. Visit www.MamacitasMexicanRestaurant.com to view their hours and specials. Stop by Mamacita’s today and rediscover flavor.

Participate in Mamacita’s Mexican Independence photo challenge on Instagram! Just post a photo of your best pose in a festive accessory using the hashtag #MamacitasChallenge. The contest runs through September 16. The winner will be chosen on September 18, featured on Mamacita’s website, and awarded a prize.

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The Scene’s Great Chefs

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Chef Ricardo Ramirez Floyd’s on the Water 1301 Harborwalk Blvd. Hitchcock, TX 77563 409-935-8060 Chef Ramirez has been cooking for the past 14 years – basically, half of his life. It all began with family traditions and learning his mother’s recipes. One particular recipe that springs to mind was for a flavorful mole sauce used in many dishes. He also learned the art of making flour and corn tortillas.

Family traditions.

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Ramirez began his journey in the hospitality industry. His humble beginnings as a bus boy laid the foundation to appreciate what was created in kitchen. After serving as part of a wait staff, Chef Ramirez realized his dream of becoming a chef. He attended culinary school and worked in different positions inside the kitchen. One fond memory was when he was a sushi chef and was featured alongside the executive chef on Channel 13’s morning show. Chef Ramirez was also part of a catering team who served Chef Robert Irvine of Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible. Fresh fish is his favorite. While cooking fresh fish is

tricky, it is Chef Ramirez's favorite food to cook. He says you really have to be careful not to overcook or under cook it. His tip is to make sure you only cook fish that is

fresh and not frozen. There is a taste difference. At home. When not at work, Chef Ramirez enjoys time with family, fishing, and the gym. He is not a picky eater and likes to explore food tastes and textures, but if he has to narrow down what he likes to cook at home, it’s grilling steaks. Floyd’s on the Water. He says (in a nutshell) Floyd’s serves quality food at a beautiful place. Cooking at the restaurant is relaxing whether it’s for a small or large group. Chef Ramirez says the catering team at Floyd’s on the Water is prepared to make your event a success. They can provide a delightful menu and exceptional hospitality and will strive to exceed your expectations.

SUNDAY BRUNCH UPDATE: Coming in late September, Floyd's on the Water brings together the flavors of South Louisiana and the Texas Gulf Coast in a Magnolia Brunch menu on Sunday mornings. Bring your family to see the culinary expertise Floyd's on the Water provides in a beautiful waterfront setting. The Magnolia Brunch will consist of expertly prepared dishes such as eggs Benedict, Texas-size waffles, French crepes, fresh fruit, famous crawfish omelets, a meat carving station and more. For specific start day of the brunch, please call Floyd's on the Water at 409-9358060 or follow their Facebook and Twitter accounts. THE SCENE

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TALES FROM IKE September 5-21 • Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, Houston all gather at a Seawall bar on the first anniversary of the storm's landfall. The exchanges are hilarious, heated and sometimes devastatingly heart-rending.

By Peggy “Domino” Taylor For those of us in Harris and Galveston Counties who endured and survived Hurricane Ike, it is hard to believe that we are coming up on the fifth anniversary of this devastating storm. Although we have now recovered, looking back can be painful unless we can find joy in the art forms that Ike left behind. For example, many of Galveston’s historic trees were turned into beautiful sculptures all along the island and many amazing art objects were made from recycled flotsam and jetsam and displayed and sold in galleries. Another art form commemorating Ike is a play that tells some of the stories of the hurricane, called “Eye of the Storm: Tales From Ike.” Playwright Fernando Dovalina, a former newsman for the Houston Chronicle, uses his keen sense of comedic and dramatic storytelling to bring nine compelling and humanizing stories about one of the biggest and most devastating storms to hit the Texas Gulf Coast. This world premiere is produced by Cone Man Running Productions and directed by Steve Carpentier.

• "Until the Storm Passes" - A woman and her husband decide to ride out the storm in their Galveston home. Complication, he has been living as a woman for years, but only around his wife and a few close friends. Hours before the storm roars inland, a knock at their door blows the husband's cover and changes the couple's lives forever. • "Collateral Damage"- Ana Maria and Pete own a Galveston Mexican restaurant devastated by Ike. But they soon discover that a bank's definition of collateral doesn't include the couple's most treasured asset. • "A Bag of Ice"- Missy goes out for ice in Houston as Ike is about to strike, only to find that stores are sold out. Then in a seedy convenience store she finds the last surviving bag of ice in the city. But she's not the only one interested in the bag, and the clerk, a recent immigrant from India, has plans for the ice as well. "A Bag of Ice" examines our moral dilemmas in the face of disaster and unashamedly exploits our long-held racial, sexual and religious stereotypes.

Many of the actors are from the Clear Lake area. The starring actors are Jada August, Danielle Bunch, Dolly Cruise, Danyell Davis, Barbara Dell, Jennifer Drummond, Elyse Freeman, Roy Hamlin, Brandon Hobratschk, Robert L. Jacobs Jr., Rebecca JohnsonEdgerly, Omar Lewis, Joseph Lockett, J.R. Marshall, Brandon Morgan, Justin Paul Mouton, Joyce Anastasia Murray, Megan Nix, C.J. Stafford and Autumn Woods.

• "Maggie's Monologue"- A dog tells a harrowing tale of survival after her owners' home collapses in the storm.

Costumes are by Daryl Conner with sound design and original music by Justin Tyree. Light design is by Ron Putterman and choreography is by Mandy Seymore-Sensat. The play can be seen at Studio 101, Spring Street Studios, Houston, 77007. The performance schedule is September 5 – 21. The tickets are $15, or get a special discount if you buy advance tickets to both “Eye of the Storm” and “A Common Martyr” (pay only $25 for both plays).

• "Water Line: Prequel to Sequel"- Missy resents her Latina housekeeper, Alma, whose electricity in the barrio has been restored, while she and her husband are facing a fast defrosting fridge. In the second half of the play, Julieta, the Chronicle reporter, and Harry, Missy's husband, tangle over Missy's racially charged language and discover that there's more to trees and human beings than first meets the eye. • "Allison"- In a coda to the opening sketch, Hurricanes Carla, Katrina, Rita and Sandy dance, and a lowly intruder tries to persuade the audience that she is just as powerful as the other storms.

There are the nine comedic and dramatic pieces in "Eye of the Storm: Tales from Hurricane Ike:" • "Storms, They Can Make or Break You" - An SNL-type sketch in which six hurricanes, Carla, Andrew, Katrina, Rita, Ike and Sandy, fight over their effects on presidential politics. • "Water Line"- A motley crew, including Missy, an angry woman who can't edit what comes out of her mouth, Julieta, a jaded Houston Chronicle reporter, and a bartender with a corrosive secret,

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• "Val's Monologue” - A teenage drugged-out skateboarder and his best pal break into a beach home in Gilchrist hours before the storm destroys the town.

Find the time to go see this treasure from September 5-21. For tickets log on to www.eyeofthestorm.brownpapertickets.com or call 281-773-3642. It is a month to reflect. We count our blessings and our strength.

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ART Sept. 6 & 7: “Art Walk by The Bay” 6 to 9 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat. on La Porte’s Historical Main Street, 281-9073140, www.artconsortium.org Sept. 7: Back to School Dance & Late Nite Dance, Sept. 28: Live Professional Wrestling. All month weekly showings of college and pro games. Weiner – Robinson Theatre, 430 W. Main, La Porte, 979-319-1421, for updates, www.WRTheater.com Sept. 7: Pelican Path Party, 2nd Street Gallery @ Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast, 1509 ½ 2nd St., Seabrook, 281-907-3140, www.artconsortium.org Sept. 10 – 24: Tuesdays (3) Digital Photography & Image Basics, Sept.11 – Oct.30: Wednesdays (8) Basic Art Design, Sept. 9- Oct.28: Mondays (8) Face Painting, Sept.12- Oct. 17: Thursdays (6) All Media. New Fall Classes, TAACCL, Class location is 18036 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, For more information and to register for classes, 281-335-7777, www.taaccl.org Sept. 16: Lakeview Guild Meeting. 3rd Monday each month 7 p.m., check website for location, for more info, email info@lakeviewquiltersguild.org, www.lakeviewquiltersguild.org Sept. 21: White Linen Night, 5 - 9 p.m. Last summer outdoor art market including a featured artist, food booths and music, free to public, booths available. Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast, 1509 ½ 2nd St., Seabrook, 281-907-3140, artconsortium.org

THEATRE Sept. 5-21: Eye of the Storm: Stories of Ike, Studio 101, 1823 Spring Street, Houston. www.eyeofthestormbrownpapertickets.com (See art column for more details.) Sept. 6-15: The Gazebo, Fri., Sat. 7 p.m. & Sun. 3 p.m., Pasadena Little Theatre 4318 Allen Genoa Rd., Pasadena, 713-941-1758, pasadenalittletheatre.org Sept. 6-22: Wedding Bells, Bay Area Har-

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bour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy. 3 Dickinson, 281337-SHOW, bayareaharbourplayhouse.com Sept. 13-29: Flea in Her Ear, Thurs. Fri & Sat. 8 p.m. Sunday 2:30 p.m. Clear Creek Country Theatre 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 382-335-5228, www.clearcountrycreektheatre.org

PHOTOGRAPHY Sept. 19: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281332-1393, bayareaphotoclub.org

MUSIC Sept. 14 & 28: Music Nite on the Strand, Sangerfest Park, 2302

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Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 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. ~ Special Displays: In conjunction with the Gulf Coast Film Festival, monthly displays and presentations on books about films, film history and the art of film making. Sept. 9: Paint Chip Crafts, 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, Call for more information, 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 Thursday Sept. 19: Pirate Party for Kids 4:30 p.m. 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 Porte, 281471-4022, www.hcpl.net

Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com, 409-621-2253 Sept. 20-22: Boogie Blues & Brews Music Festival, 807 Hwy 3, League City, boogiebluesandbrews.com Sept. 21 & 22: Bay Area Bluegrass Music 2 day show, 7 p.m. Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, League City, For band lineup www.baba.org

FILM Sept. 13 & 14: Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, Friday, Workshop with Steve Cooke of FX, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2nd Street Gallery, Seabrook, Opening Night & Awards Banquet at Villa Capri, 6:30 -10 p.m. Seabrook, Sept. 14: Film Finalists Screenings 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Courtyard Marriot, 18100 Saturn Lane, Nassau Bay, For additional information, screening schedule and tickets, www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com

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MUSEUMS 1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Airport, 713454-1940, 1940airterminal.org Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Sunset Cruise 6 p.m. Breakfast on the Bayou 8 a.m. Ages 5 to adult, New: Third Sundays in Nature from noon – 4 p.m. Free. Reservations required, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Hwy 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431 Butler Longhorn Museum: League City, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday – Sunday. Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, www.lunarrendevous.org. - Continued on Page 24

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Cook stated, “I’m deeply grateful that Eulalie’s art and supplies came into my world. It allowed me to experiment with so many different mediums without any thought to how costly they usually are.” In fact, Cook added, the lot even came with expensive copper enamel supplies and how-to books. “I could try any art I wanted,” she said. “I’ve had an artistic eye

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all my life,” shared Cook. “[Art] is the one thing I could always do well without trying.”

riedrich Nietzsche wrote, “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”

Artist Angie Cook couldn’t be more grateful for her opportunities to work and thrive creatively. “You start where you are at,” said Cook. She created her first artistic pieces from found objects. Cook recounted, “At the time, it was just junk dug up from my backyard.” Her home in La Porte was built in the 1930s prior to garbage pickup and the backyard was used for trash burns. “I was compelled to do something with it all,” explained Cook. She said she spontaneously made recycled art with little thought or training and continued to amaze herself. Then, with the help of “the finder of lost things,” Cook acquired a cache of art supplies and a collection of vintage art from Eulalie Hunt Allen (1919-1989). Allen was a renowned artist and art teacher.

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Cook currently works in several mediums which include sketching, watercolor, photography, mosaic, decoupage, and assemblage. The latter being a true form of mixed media using up-cycled or repurposed materials that Cook said, “are interesting and go well together.” Though Cook’s creations may be reclaimed components, they remain fresh and original. She said her passion is the natural world. Her craftsmanship encompasses all that is organic and pure and exudes her love of art. For Cook, “Art is a spiritual practice.” She said she pours her energy into each and every one of her works. She believes each artist leaves a piece of their essence or spirit in their work. Cook also believes everyone is an artist. She qualified, “Not everyone practices, but it’s in you.” See Angie Cook’s works up close at the La Porte Art Walk in the Main Street District Friday, September 6 from 6 to 9 pm. View more of Cook’s art and photography at www.angiecookphotography.com or www.artconsortium.org/acook.

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BENEFIT FOR KK (KRISTAL SHEAVES)

SAT., SEPT. 7 • NOON TO 5PM JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE 1053 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) • Kemah This benefit is for service industry favorite Kristal “KK“ Sheaves to help her with costs related to her fight with OSTEOSARCOMA (Bone Cancer) while pregnant with her second son, baby Fischer. • Due to current treatment and chemotherapy, this mother to a 3-year-old is no longer able to work. Bed rest is necessary. • Treatment includes hip replacement surgery, chemo & possibly radiation. In addition to early delivery of baby Fisher & extensive Neonatal care.

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League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday to Friday. Call for group reservations, 281-554-

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Upcoming Fitness Events Sat., Sept. 7, 2013 9/11 Heroes Run: 5k +1M fun run/walk; Ellington Airport, Houston; www.travismanion.org

Sat., Sept. 28, 2013 Shrimp Scamper 2013: 5K Fun Run & Kids 1K; Float Pool and Patio, Galveston;yagaspresents.co m/shrimpfestival/5k.html

BIG Love Fun Run: Pearland Town Center, Pearland; www.biglovecancercare.org/Event-FunRun.html

Strawberry Stroll: Walk/Run Strawberry Park 2900 Lafferty, Pasadena; strawberrystroll.com Sun., Oct. 13, 2013 Space City 10 Miler: UHCL 2700 Bay Area Blvd. www.ontheruntx.com

La Porte Paramedic Fun Run: Sylvan Beach, La Porte; www.lppatx.com

Chick-Fil-A & Living Water International 5K Fun Run/Walk: Sagemont Church, Southbelt area thedriven.net/site.event_run ner/eid/759023689

Sat., Sept. 14, 2013 Toga Fun Run: 6th St.Boardwalk Marina, Kemah; www.togafunrun.com

Gritty Goddess 5K Obstacle Run: Moody Gardens, Galveston; grittygoddess.com

Sat., Oct. 5, 2013 St. Thomas 5K/1K Fun Run:St. Thomas Church, Nassau Bay; 281-785-3396

March of Faith Prostate Awareness Run/Walk 5k in Pearland

Gritty Kids 1 Mile Obstacle Run Moody Gardens, Galveston; grittykids.com

Sat., Sept. 21, 2013 Toughest 10K: Kemah / Seabrook Bridge; www.onetough10k.com

HL&R Baytown/Highlands Rowdy Rodeo Run: Softails - Historic Goose Creek Trails; 1800 W. Main, Baytown

Miles for the Mainland Fun Run Rainbow Park: 800 Bay St., Texas City www.uwgcm.org/?page_i d=1905

Monster Dash Fun Run 702 Greenbriar, Friendswood

Tough Mudder: Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown; toughmudder.com/ events/houston-sat-oct-5sun-oct-6-2013/

Sat., Nov. 2, 2013 PARC Monster Dash Silvercrest Elementary, Pearland, www.pearlandarearunnersclub.org

Galveston Sand Crab 5K & 10K: Porretto Beach, Galveston; www.runintexas.com/gcrab

Sat., Oct. 12, 2013 Goblin Gallop 5K/Kids Monster Mile Deer Park Community Ctr, Deer Park deerparktx.gov/ index.aspx?NID=1123 Miles4Missions: 5 & 10K Pearland Town Ctr miles4missionstx.com

Sat., Oct. 19, 2013 D'Feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk: Moody Gardens, Galveston: dfeetbreastcancer.com Toughest 10K Galveston Galveston County Daily News Building, Galveston, toughest10kgalveston.org

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them healthy options like fruit and vegetables instead of packaged (junk) foods. Fruit and veggies are easy and fast to prepare and provide more nutrients. Furia Training Center requires all of their students to make healthy eating choices and drink water instead of drinks with a list of ingredients. Discipline: Students in Martial Arts gain the ability to set and achieve goals which creates a strong work ethic in school and throughout life. From eating right to saying no to drugs and alcohol, students learn to make better life decisions. Contact Furia Training Center to register for Martial Arts classes and to learn more about health and fitness training. www.FuriaTrainingCenter.com - Jason Carter, Furia Training Center


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The Gritty Goddess: from Page 25 The Gritty Goddess is non-competitive so participants can complete the course at their own pace, and enjoy every moment. Women can join the “Sisterhood of the Soil” as an individual, or form a team and do the course with friends, family, or co-workers. In fact, funny team names and wacky costumes are encouraged. Waves of 125 participants will go off every 10 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m., and each wave bears the name of a famous goddess like Aphrodite, Athena, and Venus. Teams must register as individuals for the same time/wave and then “create” or “join” a team during their individual registration process. After completing the course, women can shower, change clothes, relax and enjoy an ice cream sundae, and complimentary beer or wine. The entry fee also includes entry to Palm Beach for the afternoon, and the “GLOW GODDESS” after-

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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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Kemah Greek Food/Wine Fest

Gulf Coast Film Festival

Sept. 13-15 • 6th Street in Kemah

Sept. 13-16 • Multiple Locations

Music Festival By The Bay Sept. 13-14 • Carlos Garza Park, Texas City

Boogie, Blues & Brews Sept. 20-23 • Walter Hall Park

Kemah Beer Fest Oct. 5 • Kemah Boardwalk

Harvest Moon Regatta

Boatoberfest on Clear Lake

19th Oak Tree Festival

Oct. 17 - 19 • Gulf of Mexico

Oct. 24-27 • Endeavour Marina, Seabrook

October 26 • League Park, League City

AHA Heartwalk Oct. 27 • Kemah Boardwalk

Wings Over Houston Airshow

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

October 26-27 • Ellington Field

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 • Galveston Island


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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 U.S. 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. 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

2. MOODY GARDENS

6. BATTLESHIP TEXAS

10. ELLINGTON FIELD

14. HAAK VINEYARDS & WINERY

3. KEMAH BOARDWALK

7. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM

11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT

15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR

4. SCHLITTERBAHN

8. GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER

12. NOLAN RYAN CENTER

16. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS

5. CLEAR CREEK WINERY

9. PIRATES BAY WATER PARK

13. ARMAND BAYOU NATURE CTR. 17. GULF GREYHOUND PARK

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

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

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

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

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

2002 Terminal Dr. ......409-740-7722

2501 Seawall Blvd. ....1.855.789.7437

5300 East Road (Baytown) ..281-422-1150

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

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

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

8500 Bay Area Blvd.........281-474-2551

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

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

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

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18. SYLVAN BEACH PARK on Galveston Bay in La Porte . . . . . . .281-471-5020 19. BAY FOREST GOLF COURSE 1900 South R Street (La Porte) . . . .281-471-4653 20. PINE GULLY PARK 535 Pine Gully Rd. @ Toddville (Seabrook) . . . . .281-474-3286 21. OLD SEABROOK NASA Parkway @ Hwy 146 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-474-3869 22. PUTT PUTT FUNHOUSE 806 NASA Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-333-0579 23. BUTLER’S LONGHORN MUSEUM 1220 Coryell (League City) . .281-332-1393 24. RAILEAN DISTILLERY 341 5th Street (San Leon). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-545-2742 25. THE LINKS AT GREEN CAYE 2100 Caroline St. (Dickinson) . .281-337-2021

26. CINEMARK 18 20915 Gulf Frwy. (Webster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-332-0951 27. BAYBROOK MALL 500 Baybrook Mall Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-488-4620 28. MAGNOLIA GREEK GOLF COURSE 1501 Bay Area Blvd. . . . . .281-557-0555 29. BEACON LAKES GOLF CLUB 801 FM 646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-337-1459 30. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR CC 4300 South Shore Harbour . . . .281-334-0521

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31. GALVESTON EAST BEACH 1923 Boddeker Drive . . . .409-762-EAST 32. THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE 2020 Postoffice St.409-763-7173 33. THE STRAND HISTORIC DISTRICT Galveston . . . . . . .713- 629-3700 34. MARDI GRAS MUSEUM 2309-2311 Ship’s Mechanic Row . .409-765-5930 35. MOODY MANSION MUSEUM 2618 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-7668 36. BISHOP'S PALACE 1402 Broadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-762-2475 37. GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM 25th & Strand .409-765-5700 38. TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM Pier 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409-763-1877 39. OCEAN STAR OFFSHORE MUSEUM Pier 20 . . . . .409-766-STAR 40. SEAWOLF PARK Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway . . .409-797-5114

41. HOBBY AIRPORT 7800 Airport Boulevard . . . . . . . . . . . .713-640-3000 42. RELIANT STADIUM One Reliant Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832-667-1400 43. HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-791-8805 44. DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT . . . .713-658-8938 45. TOYOTA CENTER 1510 Polk Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-758-7200 46. GRB CONVENTION CTR 1001 Avenida de las Americas .713-853-8000 47. MINUTE MAID PARK 501 Crawford Street . . . . . . . . . .713-259-8500 48. BBVA COMPASS STADIUM 2200 Texas Avenue . . . .713-276-7500 49. DOWNTOWN HOUSTON AQUARIUM 410 Bagby .713-223-3474 50. HOUSTON ZOO 6200 Hermann Park Drive . . . . . . . . . . . .713-533-6500


SCENE SAILING TEAM clinches 2013 J24 Season title The SCENE Sailing Team mathematically clinched the 2013 Wednesday Night Races J24 Fleet Season title with four races to go and entering the final regular season race on September 11 had won 10 straight races. The boat also ranked as one of the top J/24s racing in the Texas Regatta Circuit this season. Following the final race (Race 4 of Series 6) of the regular season, captain Stuart Lindow and crew will compete against the winners of all classes in the Championship Semifinals on September 18 and 25 with the hopes of making and winning the All Class Championship on October 2.

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races on Clear Lake

Villa Capri 3713 NASA PKWY (Seabrook) REMAINING RACES 9/11 . .Series 6, Race 4 9/18 .Champion Semi 1 9/25 .Champion Semi 2 10/02 .Champion Final 10/09 . . . .Awards Party 10/17 . . . . . .HMR Start

FEATURED SAILING TEAM SPONSOR: UK SAILMAKERS The Here at UK Sailmakers Houston, a production loft, we strive to work with our customers to create race winning sails time and time again. Our J-24 sails show that prior experience, as well as on-the-water testing, and feedback from sailors produces a high quality sail that is durable and fast. Stuart Lindow’s Tropical Aggression has proven dominance with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes in this year’s Texas’s circuit as well as countless victories on Clear lake Wednesday nights. Stuart and his boat use our cross cut Dacron mainsail and D4 MatriX Aramid Genoa alongside our Gold design spinnaker. Also Our customers had a great summer on other classes,. Brian Uffelman and the crew of Avici took first place in Texas Race Week and brought home the Texas Navy Cup. Ben Miller and his Catalina 22 seized third place in this year’s national championship in Florida, and Shelton Alsup’s J-24 Silver Bullet placed first in class for Bay Cup II. UK Texas developed and build the J-24 sails for the entire UK group around the world, this year our customers from Germany got the gold at Kiel week one of the most popular race in Germany with more than 2,000 boats in all classes.

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Harvest Moon Regatta to be a “Clean Regatta” October 17-20 • Gulf of Mexico (Galveston to Port Aransas) With the focus on making Galveston Bay a beautiful, clean place to enjoy, the 2013 Annual Harvest Moon Regatta® (HMR) will be run as a “Clean Regatta” which is sponsored by the Save the Sea Foundation Slated for October 17 – 20 this fall, the Harvest Moon Regatta® is a 150 nautical mile off-shore race from Galveston to Port Aransas hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC). “As a new initiative, the Harvest Moon Regatta committee is asking all racers to run a clean race. So, the HMR will be doing its part in running a clean regatta,” stated Harvest Moon Regatta® Chairman Tom Frankum. To run a clean regatta, paper less processing for the race will be employed and recycled paper will be used by the LYC staff in producing HMR documents, to name just a few examples on how HMR is working with other entities to help make Galveston Bay and other bodies of water a clean and enjoyable experience for every boater. Other examples include HMR providing every racer with a reusable water container to be used by the crew on every race boat. In addition, HMR is providing environmentally cleaning products to every boat. HMR sponsor Bay Access, which is a notfor-profit, charitable organization fostering amateur boating, has also agreed to join the

“Clean Regatta” team and will do their part in helping to keep Galveston Bay a beautiful and clean place. To register to race in the Harvest Moon Regatta® go to the website www.harvestmoonregatta.com. To learn more about the

Harvest Moon Regatta Oct. 17-20 • Gulf of Mexico

LYC J-Fest Regatta Nov. 2-3 • Galv. Bay

LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB 281-474-2511

HYC HOOD Regatta Sat., Sept. 21 • Galveston Bay

HYC Viper Championships Sat.-Sun., Oct.12-13 • Galv. Bay

HYC J22 Heritage Cup Sat.-Sun., Nov. 9-10 • Galv. Bay “Clean Regatta” please click on clean regatta to take the reader to the Save the Sea Foundation/Clean Regatta website for more information. Racers should know that there will be a Roundtable Safety Seminar for them on Sat., Sept. 14, followed by an Early Entry Party sponsored by Bacardi Rum U.S.A. that evening at Lakewood Yacht Club’s ballroom, 2425 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX. < < More Harvest Moon Regatta news and content can be found on our web site

HYC Turkey Day Regatta Sat.-Sun., Nov. 23-24 • Galv. Bay

HOUSTON YACHT CLUB 281-471-1255

Rum Race 8 Sat., Sept. 7 • Galveston Bay

GBCA Women's Regatta Sat., Sept. 14 • Galveston Bay

GBCA Performance Cup Sat., Oct. 5 • Galveston Bay

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FROM GUTS TO GLORY Who You Need To Know About Right Now By Rhonda Meredith

It all began in a rented practice room on the third floor in an old beat up fourstory warehouse in a shady part of downtown Houston. Brothers Drew Thomas (guitar, backing vocals) and Aaron Thomas (percussion), along with fellow musician Matt Solo (bass) were writing songs and anticipating the day they could find a singer and a second guitarist. They shared a common dream of performing at big shows, touring, and recording their music. Dreams keep you going even when things don’t go as planned and life happens. To even have this practice space, the trio had to share it and its cost with another group of musicians. But what seemed like a hindrance had a positive outcome. After a month or so while waiting on their turn to use the room, (seriously) the Thomas brothers and Solo heard a voice piercing through the usual (and unusual) noises that go along with a building of band practice rooms. This voice came from Jeremy Feller, an acquaintance in the building. After a short meeting with Feller, the decision was made to offer him a spot in the group. The excitement grew and From Guts To Glory was born. Their aggressive alternative rock and roll sound and high energy show has earned them some awesome accolades like winning the Texas Buzz Alternative Band of the Year Award in 2009 and the Texas Buzz Band of the Year in 2010. Unfortunately, through some gross injustice, the band was not nominated in any the

Houston Press Awards for 2011. The guys took it all in stride and stayed classy when commenting about it on their Facebook page. From Guts To Glory is the real deal and everyone knows that winning an award (or not) doesn’t change a thing. Their fans absolutely adore the band. From Guts To Glory's self-titled debut CD (I-10 Records) received overwhelmingly positive reviews. It’s packed with 10 quality songs for your listening pleasure. The first single released was the ballad “Greatest Part of Me.” The track shows one side of the talented musicians. The powerful “Take It Back”, to the raucous anthem “Voice of The South” to the harder sounds of “Drive Me Crazy,” and “The Fight” showcase just what From

Guts To Glory have to offer. The Bay Area based rock band has been busy as of late. Solo spoke with The SCENE Magazine exclusively and said the band has been busy with “a lot of preproduction writing for our next EP and working on videos to keep our fans entertained and interested during our down time.” Their latest video is for the single “Drive Me Crazy” and was filmed and coproduced by Rick Graham. Check it out on the band’s Facebook page. It’s a fun video and you get a feel for the personalities within the group… And maybe what not to do when picking up a gorgeous woman from a bar… Solo also said that the newest band member Tony Sorrows (guitars) is in this video and Sorrows has “clicked from the get go.” From Guts To Glory has “a few secrets and surprises up their sleeves” that Solo says will be announced soon. As for the rest of 2013, the band will be releasing another video and “will hopefully be in the studio knocking out the new EP for an early 2014 release.”


THE SCENE: LOCAL LIVE MUSIC GUIDE COVERAGE OF THE LOCAL LIVE MUSIC SCENE Madigan @ Jackie's Brickhouse

Loose Notes: Cont. from Page 41 The long-awaited return of David Madigan came to us and Jackie's Brickhouse was perhaps the only place on the beat large enough to handle the turnout. David has one of the best sounding amp tones happening these days, which can be best described as a crunchy liquid metal and a sound nobody else has quite matched locally. The acid test came when David went solo and into Eruption. Aside from nailing it as he has so many times before, the truer test is Madigan launching into a driving dance number where folks simply stand on the dance floor dumbfoundedly mesmerized, which happened, too, the night we saw them... David's back! IT'S A WRAP - Summer is heading south, but plenty of football, festivals and fun lie on our horizon the this month. Not sure exactly where we'll be, but we do know I'll be out there with you, and we will find you out on The SCENE! See you out there!

Boogie, Blues and Brews: From Page 56 The amazing Kids Zone will feature foam pit parties, water boats, a rope course, interactive games with the Dynamos' street team, interactive session with The Highflyers USA jump rope team, powder paint parties and a host of more exhilarating children's activities to keep their spirits high. Also new to this year's Boogie, Blues and Brews festival will be a Texas-sized tailgating party that Sunday. Festival goers can cheer the hometown team onto victory in the designated "Man Cave," all while 100.3 The Bull broadcasts live. The inaugural Boogie, Blues and Brews boasted more than 13,000 participants from all over the state with an expectation of attendance surpassing last year's event. Fans are encouraged to purchase Early Bird tickets for the entire weekend at only $20. Individual day passes are also available at the event website. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to non-profit organizations serving the Galveston County area: The Children's Center, Inc., The Independence Village and Toy for Tots. For additional information, please visit www.boogiebluesandbrews.com.

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exactly that with longtime Clear Lake entertainer Cindy Thomas on the stage. We've enjoyed Cindy over the years and were quite impressed hearing a few new operetta pieces added to her mix. Got the evening to spend with fine dining and entertainment in mind? The Cock & Bull could very well be your place.

THE SEAGULL - Where I caught two interesting shows during the month of August. The first was The Sharks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one Sharks @ Cock-eyed Seagull

JACKIE'S BRICKHOUSE - Summer in Clear Lake just isn't summer unless you take in D2 (Dewayne Skipper and David

D2 @ Jackie's Brickhouse

Watson) at Jackie's Brickhouse. These two are often out on the SCENE with their high-energy rock and funk. They know how to dial up the mellow meter and entertain those of you seeking a good meal and intelligent conversation with family, friends and business guests. We caught D2 during one of Jackie's Wednesday Ladies Night and by all means, put this combination on our recommended list.

Shanks Linton & Bateman @ Cock-eyed Seagull

of the first bands I covered out on the beat when I started out in recording. The Sharks have added an acoustic flair of the likes of Slaid Cleaves and Hayes Carl to their gritty repertoire. If you've got a crowd, the Sharks are your band. The second evening was an intriguing trio of Michael Shanks, Andrew Bateman and Fred Linton together on the stage. Mark McGee got the audio board dialed in perfectly that evening and the sound that night was refreshingly crisp, airy, and delightfully entertaining for the Seagull patrons. More please! COCK & BULL IIn the last issue of the SCENE, we mentioned this classy place is one ideal spot to wine, dine, hang out and spend some time. During the month of August, we dropped in and found folks doing

Spiffingtons @ Jackie's Brickhouse

The second show, we caught at Jackie's was a nifty group calling themselves the Spiffingtons which played perhaps the widest variety of covers we've ever heard a single band pull off - Ranging from Classic & Modern Rock, Country, Pop, Disco and R&B. Makes sense as each of the band (Susan Hickman, Danny Klotz, Darrell Green and CJ DiPalma) were able to carry a strong lead vocal line in each of the genres. Versatile and variety are the Spiffingtons.

Cindy Thomas @ Cock & Bull

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New Club & Pub Report

Big Games, Big Drinks, Big Times at BIG SHOTS! By Rhonda Meredith Whether it be a girl’s night out, or an outing for the gentlemen, bachelorette or birthday parties, or a sizzling date night, be sure you dress to impress at Big Shots – a dual concept restaurant and bar located at 11500 Space Center Blvd. in Houston. New to the Bay Area, Big Shots offers a casually refined restaurant with classic American menu options to fit every taste. Combine 360 degrees of flat-screen TVs with a fully stocked bar offering a multitude of spirits and beer, and you’ve got a premier destination to cheer on all of your favorite sports teams. Come nightfall, Big Shots turns up the music for a dance party that lasts all night with the party thriving both indoors and outside on the vast patio. “We play music videos of all genres,” said Big Rob Merritt, Big Shots general manager. “Remember when MTV was good? Take a trip down memory lane as you sing those party songs and dance all night.” Enjoy not one, but two VIP areas. Here, you can join the party downstairs with spectacular seating near the dance floor, or take advantage of the private VIP lounge upstairs overlooking the movers and shakers. Both VIP sections offer bottle service and a dedicated wait staff. Reservations can be made at 832-808-0977. There is no cover charge at Big Shots. Ladies, grab your girlfriends and head over on Tuesdays for Ladies’ Night for drink specials like $4 you-call-its, $5 bombs and $6 martinis. Happy hour is daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with Wednesdays extending happy hour until closing time. The upscale adult playground caters to a diverse crowd that expects quality service and great drinks all in a high-energy environment – and Big Shots delivers. To top it off, an experienced chef serves up culinary delights off a delicious food menu. Order a custom salad bowl, wings, shrimp, strips, sliders, sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, dogs, lettuce wraps, dessert, or a 20-ounce bone-in rib eye called The Big Shot. There is something for every taste. Big Shots is open Sundays and Mondays from 11 a.m. until midnight, and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The kitchen is open daily until 10 p.m. Keep a copy of The SCENE Magazine handy or visit www.BigShotsHouston.com for more information.

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Project Runway winner Chloe Dao and MMA fighter Mike “The Greek”Bronzoulis from “Fightmaster Bellator MMA” on Spike TV were among those in attendence at the Big Shots Grand Opening celebration.

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For the span, Myrna and Kozmic Pearl has put together the Janis Joplin tribute, "Congratulations for a run well done!" seems fitting... Cheers! Opening for Kozmic Pearl that evening was Nightbird, a Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks tribute band that plays throughout Houston and the region, and – in my mind – needs more gigs down here in Clear Lake. We first covered Adam Walton when he played at IkeFest and caught Brooke Alyson at Mean Gene Kelton's Memorial Benefit, which places this group as waaaaaay overdue. Joining Brooke and Adam were Kelli Thompson (Keys), Wolfe DeLong (Bass) and Jason Phillips (Drums). I found this to be a very enjoyable show and one that I would recommend some of our local clubs consider hiring. Until then, keep your eyes peeled for Nightbird.

the area's finest Paul Ramirez lead breaks in- @ Katie's vented on the spot. The term "in outer space" comes to mind... Ramirez also sports one of the smoother voices happening these days and explains, "I never really sang much until I started having to – after Mark May went back to Ohio." I scored a copy of Paul's first CD titled "Sex With A Dragon" and was curious how the recording could capture Paul's fluidic lead breaks. The effort was recorded and mixed at the Fat Tone Studio in Baton Rouge and mastered at Sugar Hill. Overall, this is one well-engineered product that breathes unlike many of the relentlessly compressed recordings frequenting the market the past couple of decades. This is one fine treat for the ears. Paul tells us that he's already got material lined up for his next CD and that the five-hour drive to the studio assures that he and his musicians are far enough away not to be bothered with the common daily distractions that interfere with creativity. Sounds good already. - Continued on Page 41

KATIE'S - Has a new seating layout making this great place to catch the finest of live Paul Ramirez music even better. In Bob @ Katie's Emmons’ words, "This was the layout I had in mind all along since we opened." With cozy booths and "eyes forward" seating, we found the new layout super conducive to focus on the stage, and in our case, it was The Paul Ramirez Band grabbing our attention by the jugular. Paul is an "in the moment" type of lead guitarist with a pedal arrangement consisting only of a tuner and distortion gadget, yet he coaxes out some of

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Food, ran short on time for proper mention. I’m telling heavy metal listeners now, if you haven't already figured it out yet: Oceans Of Slumber could be your group.

Cassette Tape @ Scout Bar (Fashion Faux Paws)

WELL DONE Kozmic Pearl @ - Goes to Myrna House Of Blues Sanders and the Kozmic Pearl (Janis Joplin Tribute Band) including Greg Barr on Bass, Laura Magers on Keys, Paul Nussbaumon on Guitar, and Dave Thomas on Drums. I had an enjoyable chat with the band before their next to last show at the House of Blues where Myrna shared with me how the nature of some of Janis Joplin's songs have taken their toll on the vocal chords. Sincerely, I wonder if Janis herself could have kept singing the songs as we know them or if she would have had to adjust the voicing registers over the years as say, Robert Plant, Bono or Roger Daltry. For this show, the band substituted common cover favorites with some of Joplin's other materials better suited for Myrna's voice. You could feel the intensity the band put forth as they made SURE they got it right – not only technically, but with passion and force. These (newer) lyrics forced me to not rock out Nightbird @ much that evening House Of Blues but rather to "listen." I was profoundly struck with the hard hitting intensity in the lyrics throughout the evening, which were the essence of the life Joplin dealt with in her day. Yet still relevant today, and obscure only in the sense that she had so many other easy-to-recognize hits during her shooting star career, all of which earns Kozmic Pearl the title of a true tribute band and not a band that simply plays favorite covers.

Soul In Tension, Cassette Tape and Oceans of Slumber. You’ve read about the first two groups here in the SCENE and it's time to make mention of OOS. Most heavy metal groups impress us with a tightly synchronized pattern, and OOS takes it up a step. This self-released Houston heavy/progressive metal sound portrays the two tightest guitarists, Sean Gary and Anthony Contreras, who we've heard on the local live music circuit, lock step with each other and with Ronnie Allen (vocals), Keegan Kelly (bass) and Dobber Beveryly (drums). We first heard Oceans Of Slumber headlining the 2nd annual Will Play For

Soul In Tension @ Scout Bar (Fashion Faux Paws)

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THURSDAY SPECIALS: $3.50 Burger & Fries $2.99 8-piece Hot Wings $1.50 Well Drinks; Ritas & Kazis $2.50 Long Island Teas

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FRIDAY SPECIAL: Various Food Specials

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Nightbird @ House Of Blues

Ken Reynolds peels off the Godin six-string. The other band veterans include Carl "Hoop" Hooper and Matt Gonzales holding down the fort on bass and drums and steel drum/percussionist John Patti joining up after meeting Kelly at the ’07 Key West Festival. By all measures, the 9th Annual Raft-Up was an over-the-top event this year and in our minds, can only be topped possibly by the 10th Annual event next year to which we’ll be looking forward to!

Loose Notes by Andy Eng

Labor Day this year was tops; football is back; festival season is upon us; and the live music SCENE has never been better! We stopped into a baker’s dozen of shows with you in August and were blown away with what we heard. Here’s a bit of all that happened:

Southbound @ Noah’s Ark

KING OF THE ISLAND - Which would be the return of Kelly McGuire after an extended tour across the U.S. performing house concerts, festivals, and partaking in his new zen activity (fly fishing in the mountains), and finally “enjoying being the writer I've always wanted to be.” We caught Kelly and his band at T-Bone Tom’s just before his ninth annual Redfish Island Raft-Up on the Stargazer. This has been one cool gig aside from the usual musical fun, as this annual event benefits the Galveston Bay Foundation, a good bunch of people who tend to the health of our ever-so-vital, Galveston Bay. Aside from McGuire’s attention-grabbing song writing are the refreshingly free and breezy “in-the-moment” lead breaks that

ONE FUN FLOCK - Would be the Galveston Bay Parrot Heads Association and to cap off this year’s annual Riddles in the Sand event, the weekly Friday gathering at Noah’s Ark celebrated in fine style with Southbound on the stage and presentations of $20,500 split between the Ronald McDonald House and the Wounded Warriors. Year in and year out, the local Parrot Heads bring out their A-Game and since many of you out there are a part of the flock, here's a hearty “Cheers!” to all of you for a super fine year! PAWS FOR THE CAUSE - The Fashion Faux Paws doggy fashion show presented by Saving Pets Lives with Theresa of 94.5 The Buzz, which is an adoption/fundraiser event at Scout Bar. While supporting the cause for homeless animals at the South Houston Animal Shelter, a true “No-Kill” shelter, patrons also had the chance to take in powerfully good local music from - Continued on Page 45

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SCENEfest II celebrates “TEXAS INDIE” A Showcase of the Creative & Independent Spirit of Dining, Music, Art & Beer in the Waterfront Capital of Texas Thursday, November 14 • 5 to 9 p.m. at Clear Lake Park’s Landolt Pavilion On Thursday, November 14 (5 to 9 p.m.), The SCENE Magazine will once again transform Clear Lake Park’s Landolt Pavilion into a celebration of the best of independently-owned dining, original music, local art, and Texas craft beer. Plus, there will be more than a few surprises mixed in to add to the entertainment experience as expected from a SCENE-hosted event. Last year, this inaugural event marked the 10th anniversary of the locally and independentlyowned SCENE Magazine, which supports and promotes local dining, events, non-profits, nightlife, live music and spirits in Houston’s most dynamic community, often referred to as the Jewel of Houston, Waterfront Capital of Texas and the home of Manned Space Flight and Mission Control. SCENEfest is an annual event celebrating the creative excellence and independent spirit that makes this waterfront community a great entertainment destination to visit for those not luckily enough to live and work here. A limited number of restaurants have the opportunity to sponsor booths to give food samples. Some of Texas' finest crafts will be available for pur-

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chase in the Texas Craft Beer Garden. A select number of up-and-coming local bands will perform on the main Texas Indie Stage. (Guests are invited to sit in the grass or bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the music.) Between acts on the Texas Indie Stage, talented local musicians will perform acoustic sets on the pavilion’s Songwriter Showcase Stage. Vendor booths will provide a fun shopping experience or provide useful services for SCENEfest guests. Sponsorships and booth spaces are still available for any size budget. This event is open to the public and is a celebration of what SCENE readers love: Food, local live music, art, adult beverages and being “seen out on The SCENE.” This will be THE “AfterWork” event of the season! For sponsorship, booth or volunteer opportunties, contact betsey@scenelive.net. This event is brought to you by the SCENE division: SCENE Events! From pub crawls and bikini contests to fundraisers benefitting local musicians in need, The SCENE has thrown, hosted and sponsored hundreds of events of all sizes. But there is only one SCENEfest.

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Early Bird Tickets* ....$5 (*if purchased in September)

Advance Tix*........$7.50 (*if purchased in October)

At The Gate*..........$10 (*purchased at event, 11/14)

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The Railean Distillery celebrates "Texas Distilled Spirits Independence" Beginning this month, Texas Distillers are now able to sell a limited amount of their spirits at their distilleries (2 bottles per person within a 30 day period). Texas distilleries are also now allowed to sell cocktails made with their spirits at their distilleries. The Railean Distillery, the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only producer of liquor, began selling both bottles and cocktails on September 1. Become a part of Texas Distilled Spirits history by being one of the first to buy a bottle from a distillery and/or enjoy a cocktail at the Railean Distillery. Cocktails pricing will range from $4 - $7. Distilleries are only allowed to sell bottles when liquor stores can (no Sunday sales, no sales before 10 AM or after 9 PM). The Railean Distillery will soon have regular retail hours, but is starting out with dedicated hours every Saturday in September: 10am to 3pm (tours 10am & 12 noon) retail and cocktail sales. Come check out our their merchandise, enjoy a cocktail and purchase a signed bottle right from the Railean Distillery. Must be 21 years or older. The Distillery is located at 341 5th Street, San Leon, Texas (off Bayshore Drive). Call 713-545-2742 or email info@railean.com for more info and keep an eye on their website (www.railean.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/RaileanRum) for additional hours and upcoming events at the distillery.

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A new wave of rich, hand-crafted brews full of flavor, personality & creativity

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Releasing Soon!

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Our Year-Round Halloween Seasonal

eptember promises to be a big month for Texas’ “most spirited” craft brewery as it will, well should, bring the release of our third beer, the Goblin Hunter. We describe HOUSTON SUMMER the Goblin Hunter as our year round Halloween Seasonal and BREW-OFF benefiting our answer to an Oktoberfest beer, but as an ale instead of a Homes For Our Troops lager. Saying we love the Goblin Hunter is an understatement, and we look forward to getting your feedback as we are just waiting on final label approval from TABC. Stay tuned to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GalacticCoastBrewing) as we will announce a special Goblin Hunter launch party to take place almost immediately once we get word from TABC. And more announcements will be made in upcoming weeks as there are a lot of exciting developments on the horizon for Galveston County’s Only Craft Brewery. Cheers!

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Featured Venues Carrying Our Beer

Bakkhus Taverna 605 6th Street Kemah, TX 77565

Sherlock’s

2416 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

Waterfront Venue!

Cabo

2513 NASA Parkway Seabrook, TX 77586

Bayview Duck 3131 Texas 146 Bacliff, TX 77518

Waterfront Venue!

Chelsea

4106 NASA Road 1 El Lago, TX 77586

Landing soon in ALVIN, LEAGUE CITY, HOUSTON’S MIDTOWN and on GALVESTON ISLAND! Stay tuned for details!

Skallywag

600 6th St Kemah, TX 77565

Union Tavern 435 El Dorado Blvd. Webster, TX 77598


SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE $2.50 Import draft; $2.99 15 oz Margaritas

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Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon-Fri • 5-6:30pm What: 4 for $5.99 Fish or Shrimp Tacos; 99¢ Dom Draft ; $3 Dom 1/2 Pitchers; $6 Dom Pitchers; $2.49 Vegas Shrimp Cocktail. Valid only in Tom’s Backyard. Excludes holidays.

Shot Specials. Wed. Be Your Own DJ: $2 Dom & $3 Import Pints. Thurs. NEW! Live Music Acoustic Sets: 3 U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums)

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Where: 2416 Bay Area Blvd. When: M - Sat Open 9pm; All day Sun. What: $2 Dom drafts, $2.75 select drafts; $3.75 select big beers; $3 house wine; $2.50 wells; $3 Calls. Free buffet Wed-Fri 5-8pm

Where: 3202 Marina Bay Dr. When: M-F: 37pm What: $2 16oz Dom Drafts, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2 Wells, $3 House Wine

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($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)

Where: 10943 Scarsdale Blvd. (Houston) When: Mon-Sat 4-8 What: $2.50 Wells, Domestic Bottles & Domestic Drafts. Ask about daily specials.

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Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $1 off all drafts and premium wine, $4 Wine by glass

Where: 2513 NASA Pkwy on the water in Seabrook. When: MonThurs 4-7pm; Friday AWOL Happy Hour Noon-9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house.

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

-------------------Where: 600 6th Street, Kemah What: $2.50 Longnecks; $3.50 Fireballs & $4.50 Premium Wells When: Mon-Fri noon to 7PM

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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

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

-------------------Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon. Karaoke, $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles. Tues.: Tues. Dart Tourneys: $3 Wells &

Where: 315 Grand Ave. (Bacliff) When: Mon-Fri 11-7 What: $3 Wells; $2 Dom. Longnecks; $1.50 Dom. Draft; Mon: $3 Well Ritas; Tues: $4 Jager Bombs; Wed: $3 Amer. Honey; Thurs: $3 Dreamsicles; Sun: $2 Dom Bottles & $3 Wells (12 to 8pm)

Where: NASA Rd @ I-45 What: $1.75 Dom. Draft, $2.75 Ritas, $3 Imports, $2.50 Dom. Bottle, $5 Haciendaritas When: Mon-Fri 11-7 pm

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Wells. Plus, Saturday 8am - 4pm & all day Sunday, $2.25 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas

-------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: Mon-Thur 11am-7pm; Fri 11-9pm & Sat-Sun 11am-6pm What: $2 Pints, $3 Wells, $5.50 Pitchers and $12 Buckets

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Roger’s Bar & Grill Where: 1271 Deke Slayton Blvd (FM 518) League City What/When: Mon-Thurs 4-7pm & Fri 4-9pm: $2 Wells, $2 Domestic Bottles, $4 Monster Mugs & frozen drinks

-------------------Where: 1817 Avenue K, on Galveston Bay in San Leon When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily $2 Dom Bottles; $2.50 Import and Craft Bottles; $3.50 Wells; $2 Draft All Day Every Day with 10 Beers on Tap; $1 Jello Shots All Day Every Day. Saturdays and Sundays we offer $2.50 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Screwdrivers.

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Where: 1202 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146 in Seabrook) When: Mon - Fri 3-6:30 What: $3.50 Wells; $5.99 Domestic pitchers; $7.99 Import pitchers; $2 Domestic draft;

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: $1.75 Draft Beer, $2.25

International

Signature Bistro

Where: 1918 NASA Parkway, Seabrook When: Tues-Fri What: $3.75 Wells, 2.50 Dom Beers, $5 House Wine. Plus daily drink specials.

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Featured Happy Hour:

Featured Bartender SAMANTHA @ DEMPSEY’S PUB

Almost native born… Even though Samantha was born in New Orleans, she was raised in League City. Lucky 7... This lovely bartender has seven years experience and has been with Dempsey’s since January 2010. Nuclear Rainbow! This signature drink Samantha is fond of making is actually a shot made in a martini glass and layered with 10 different liquors. And, of course, you set it on fire. She says she likes making layered drinks because she thinks they are pretty.

3659 Nasa Road One (Seabrook)

Where: Baybrook Mall Food Court (500 Baybrook Mall) When: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-3pm What: $3.50 house wines & $4.50 Margaritas/Daiquiris,

-------------------Where: 901 NASA RD 1

When: Mon-Fri 11-7pm; Wed- All day and all night; Sat 11-6; Sun 12-6 What: $3 screwdrivers and bloody mary’s, $3.25 well drinks, $2.50 domestic beer

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Wedding bells... Samantha met her Mr. RIght at Dempsey’s and is now happily engaged and planning for a (estimated) May 2014 wedding. Her likes are… MUSIC: In her car now are

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Van Morrison, Bob Marley and The Beatles CDs. FOOTBALL TEAMS: Texans, Saints, Florida Seminoles (her dad’s team!) BOOKS: Anything Mitch Alborn, especially Tuesdays with Morrie. HOLIDAY: Halloween. She is a candy addict and loves to dress up. MOVIES: The Kill Bill series and loves Quinton Tarantino. A dark sense of humor? “It’s possible,” she says, then corrects herself saying “It’s probable.” Dislikes? Talking about politics. Working at Dempsey’s Pub… “I love working here. There are so many regulars,” she said. “Someone will chat you up even if you are new. You'll feel like home because everyone is friendly.”

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CABO: FOOTBALL, FOOD, DRINKS, MUSIC & FUN ON THE LAKE* Cabo, a waterfront venue located at 2513 NASA Parkway in the heart of Seabrook, is ready for the NFL and NCAA football season with food and drinks specials and plenty of flat screen TVs. There is not a bad seat in the house. A special $5 NFL and NCAA food menu has been created and features Southwest eggrolls, pulled pork sliders, buffalo chicken sliders, wings, and fried pickles. Domestic and imported beer bucket specials are $15 and $18. But Cabo isn’t stopping there… It’s a “Kick Off To Football” bikini contest on Saturday, September 21 hosted along with Bikini Open Promotions. The first round is sexy football fan gear and the second round is swimwear. No competition suits required, only college or pro team or liquor or beer themed suits are allowed. Contestants are encouraged to be original! This contest is open to those 18 and older. Call Bikini Open Promotions at 713-366-9445 for more details or to enter. Blue Finger Disco from Austin will be providing the musical entertainment. Cabo is a premier place to unwind, let loose, and just have a good time any day of the week. Enjoy live music seven days a week with the best cover bands, acoustic music and DJs in Texas. Mama Tried is on stage each Monday night AFTER the NFL game, the talented Danny Lopez and the Rickwads every Tuesday night. Whiskey Picks and Beggars Inc. usher in Hump Day and Obsolete August performs on Thursday nights. Check The SCENE Magazine for the full weekend schedule upstairs and at the downstairs beach bar. Bands like The Slags and Falskye are on the rotation and singer songwriters such as

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* NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER Chris J. Hardy, David Grace, and Jared Waggoner perform at the beach bar.

Arrive by car or boat. It doesn’t matter how you get to Cabo, just get there and go A.W.O.L. The term “A.W.O.L.” (After Work On the Lake) has become more than a battle cry on Fridays. A.W.O.L. has become the much appreciated transition from the work week to the weekend. Unwind with one of the entertaining amenities such as: ping pong, giant Jenga, pool tables, darts, electronic games, or the shuffleboard table. Have fun with the games, enjoy the generous happy hour specials, and order something tasty from the kitchen. The specials abound! Monday nights offers 35 cent wings. On Tuesday nights, it’s $2 tacos. On Wednesdays, enjoy $5 Cabo burgers. Thursday nights are hot and juicy, made-to-order steak nights. Enjoy your meal at the bar, at a table inside or outside on the deck. CABO has abundant outdoor seating. It’s a beautiful site watching the water and boats, and the gorgeous sunset. The atmosphere immediately draws you into camaraderie with other like-minded folks. Cheer on your favorite team at Cabo, and be sure to tell them The SCENE sent you! - Rhonda Meredith

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LIVE MUSIC

BOOGIE, BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR YEAR TWO September 20, 21 & 22 at League City’s Walter Hall Park The City of League City, through Gulf Coast Public Affairs (August 20, 2013), is proud to announce the return of League City's own, family friendly, music festival. The 2nd annual Boogie, Blues and Brews will take place over Houston's Bay Area September 20, 21 and 22, 2013. For three days, Boogie Blues and Brews will bring together the best of blues, country, zydeco and rockabillly from all over the region to Walter Hall Park.

Sheila Marshall Sunday, Sept. 8 T-BONE TOM’S

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6:00pm ............Mambo Jazz Kings 7:30pm Brian Jack & Zydeco Gamblers 9:30pm..Wayne Troups & ZeDeCajun

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12:00pm ..Mike's Mobile Music - DJ 1:00pm ........................11th Hour 2:30pm ......................Trudy Lynn This year's line up includes: "The Cajun Springsteen," 3:15pm....................Jesse Dayton Wayne Toups, soulful and kinetic Cody Canada & The Departed, gifted guitarist Eric Gales Band, Galveston 4:30pm ..................07 Blues Band native Hamilton Loomis,14-piece R&B band, Mambo 5:45pm ................Eric Gales Band Jazz Kings, Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers, "Swamp 7:30pm ..............Hamilton Loomis Boogie Queen" Marcia Ball, headliners, Cowboy Mouth, 5:45pm ....Mike's Mobile Music - DJ and more. 9:30pm ..................Cowboy Mouth Beyond the diverse lineup of some of the South's best talent, attendees will be able to enjoy specialty food trucks, an assortment of beers from the Draft Beer Garden, a variety of art and crafts vendors, a sweet tea competition and a Chili Cook Off, all in true Texan style. Located within the picturesque 86-acre park will be two stages for BBB's anticipated acts and an interactive Kid's Zone. - Continued on Page 40

Justin Van Sant Saturday, Sept. 21 JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE

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12:00pm ..Mike's Mobile Music - DJ 1:00pm ..................Runaway Sun 2:30pm ....Mike's Mobile Music - DJ 3:30pm......................Marcia Ball 5:00pm ..............Chameleon Band 6:30pm ..Cody Canada & The Departed

Filter Monday, Sept. 23 SCOUT BAR

Hank 3 returns to Scout Bar NEW DATE: Monday, September 30 The career of Shelton Hank Williams III (aka Hank3) has doubled as a sort of crusade in which the grandson of country music legend Hank Williams and son of Hank Williams Jr. breaks all the rules of country music while somehow managing to honor its traditions at the same time. A neo-traditional country artist who also alternates between punk and metal, Hank 3 returns to Scout Bar in advance of releasing a brand new double country album, entitled “Brothers of the 4x4,” and a punk album, entitled “A Fiendish Threat.” The doors open at 7pm with no opening act and Hank recommends “to be on time to the show. We usually start early, and for the ladies who might come out, I always tell them not to wear open-toed shoes 'cause it can get a little rowdy sometimes,” explains Hank 3.

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A new wave of rich, hand-crafted brews full of flavor, personality and creativity

ROCKET RIDE (Brown Ale)

LAUNCHING THIS MONTH!

SNEAKY BLONDE (Pale Ale)

GOBLIN HUNTER A “Year-Round Halloween Seasonal.” Visit us on Facebook for Release Party Details.

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