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Kemah’s Very Own Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant & Piano Bar AUTHENTIC ITALIAN DINING LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY

❥ Nightly Chef Specials ❥ Thursday: Ladies Night

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❥ Sundays: Live Bands 7-11 p.m. ❥ Full Bar + Fine Italian Wines ❥ Outdoor Patio Dining

New Happy Hour!

50% OFF Appetizers (Tues.-Wed.) 5-7 p.m. $2 OFF Wells & House Wine (Tues.-Wed.) 5-7 p.m.

Celebrate MOM!

Free Flowers for Mom on Sun., May 11

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• Craft Beer • Signature Cocktails • Greek/American Eats

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Sunday Brunch • 10a - 2p • Delicious menu items! • $5 All-U-Can-Eat pancakes • $3 Mimosas ~ Bloody Marys ~ Screwdrivers

Thursday • BOTTOMLESS PASTA • $11 includes All-You-Can-Eat salad and garlic bread

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Featured Venues Carrying Our Beer

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T-bone Tom’s 707 Texas 146, Kemah, TX 77565 Waterfront Venue!

Bayview Duck 3131 Texas 146 Bacliff, TX 77518

Cabo

2513 NASA Parkway Seabrook, TX 77586

Waterfront Venue!

Chelsea

4106 NASA Road 1 El Lago, TX 77586

Skallywag

600 6th Street Kemah, TX 77565

Union Tavern 435 El Dorado Blvd. Houston, TX 77598

Jackie’s Brickhouse

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Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things

This is a story of three musicians, a 26-foot sailboat, 300+ miles of Texas coastline, 33 concerts in 38 days during an epic adventure.

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Check out the view from our 2 N D S T O RY D E C K !

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DART TOURNAMENTS Sundays & Mondays

CORN HOLE TOURNEYS 2pm Sundays

NEW DRAFT BEER SYSTEM!

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THE ALBUM: The Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things album was recorded aboard the 26& Sailboat Thin gs in tr S ar it u G foot Alyzarian in the heat of the Texas summer with no special effects. The album is pure acoustic music and raw vocals enhanced by the boat's natural ambiance. It’s a Beard ALBUM Written by Marc Borde & Ryan folk-style album INCLUDED with a reggae NS 3 MUSICSAIA OAT bluegrass vibe ILB IN A 26-FOOT NE TLI AS CO that represents 300+ MILES OF YS DA 38 IN 33 SHOWS the Texas coast. K -BREAKING ALBUM & BOO IN THIS BOOK

THE TOUR: Three musicians, a 26-foot sailboat, 300 miles of Texas coastline, 33 concerts in 38 days and an epic adventure to support their groundbreaking album, Guitar FREE music CD inside ! Strings & Sailboat Things, and promote Texas independent music, coastal communities, sailing, environmental awareThis is the story of thr musicians who formed ness, teamwork and more. 1 GROUND

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THE BOOK: The Crew 26-foot sailboat before off on a one-of-a-kind s share their epic adventure on tour of the Texas Gulf C playing 33 shows in 38 d the high seas with a one-of-akind book, available in two editions. A special, autographed and numbered Limited Edition – First Printing with the CD disk of Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things included has almost sold out. Shaped like a vinyl record cover giving it a unique feel, the Limited Edition utilizes an aggressive layout style with visuals and QRC codes allowing readers to access bonus content (videos, photo galleries and music). A 6-by-9-inch coffee-table style Special Edition book will be released soon. Learn more at www.GuitarStringsandSailboatThings.com

band and recorded an al of original music inside a


Sierra Nevada Corporation announces intent to land Dream Chaser at Ellington Airport’s proposed Houston Space Port In a joint news conference recently held at the Rice University Space Institute, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the Houston Airport System (HAS) announced plans to explore potential applications and multiple economic development opportunities presented by the combination of a Houston-based space port and SNC's Dream Chaser - a spacecraft that can land at the space port directly from low-Earth orbit. SNC, which already has a strong presence in the Clear Lake area, is developing an innovative, flexible and highly-capable crew transportation system for the 21st Century as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. SNC and HAS have signed a letter of intent to work together to explore the possibilities associated with the proposed Houston Space Port including a wide range of educational, technological, scientific and business capacities. As part of the cooperative initiative, the organizations will study the physical, operational and regulatory requirements for SNC's commercial space vehicle, Dream Chaser, to utilize the space port as a landing site. This effort will contribute to defining a long-range strategy for the diversification and development of a vibrant commercial space industry in Texas, serving the needs of government, science, and commercial applications. "Houston has been a cornerstone of America's space program and remains vital for its future. Dream Chaser's ability to land on a commercial runway such as Ellington offers, for the first time, a realistic path for America's space program to return and be seen locally by the thousands of people who make space happen every day in Houston and give tribute to the generations that have made us the leaders in exploration," said Mark N. Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of SNC's Space Systems. - Continued on Page 10

ELLINGTON AIRPORT pursuing nation’s ninth commercial SPACE PORT license Ellington Airport, located within 15 minutes of downtown Houston, is a joint-use facility handling both general aviation operations and flights involving the United States military, the Department of Homeland Security and NASA. Ellington Airport already supports more than 10,000 Houstonarea jobs and carries an annual economic impact of $641 million. That impact is set to become even stronger in the future, as the Houston Airport System moves forward in its drive to establish Ellington Airport as the ninth licensed spaceport in the United States. - Continued on Page 11

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SNC’s Dream Chaser could land locally (Continued from Page 9)

Spaceport America

AMERICA’S SPACE PORTS California Spaceport Spaceport Systems International Vandenberg Air Force Base, California Certified as a spaceport by FAA, September 2001 Mojave Air and Space Port

Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority

Kodiak Launch Complex

Launch site at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia Certified as a spaceport by FAA, December 2002

Kodiak Launch Complex

"With the unique combination of NASA, the local aerospace industry, many of whom are already partnered on our program and academic institutions such as Rice University, combined with the potential of a future space port, Houston's future in space commerce is a go." "Houston has unique advantages over other emerging spaceport locations with significant access to an existing, robust aerospace community," said City of Houston Aviation Director Mario Diaz. "This letter of intent will allow us to effectively assess and define the new markets and applications that could emerge from having a Houston-based portal to space, which in turn will drive enterprise, economic growth and prosperity in this area." NASA photo

Alaska Aerospace Corporation Commercial Launch Site on Kodiak Island, Alaska Certified as a spaceport by FAA, September 2003

Mojave Air and Space Port California • East Kern Airport District Spaceport Florida

Civilian Aerospace Test Center in Mojave, California Certified as a spaceport by FAA, June 2004

Oklahoma Spaceport Oklahoma Space Industry Dev. Authority Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark, Oklahoma Certified as a spaceport by FAA, June 2006

Spaceport America New Mexico Space Port Authority 1st purpose-built commercial spaceport, New Mexico Certified as a spaceport by FAA, December 2008

Cecil Field Spaceport Jacksonville Aviation Authority Former “Naval Air Station Cecil Field”, Florida Certified as a spaceport by FAA, January 2010

Spaceport Florida Cecil Field Spaceport

Florida Space Authority Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Certified as a spaceport by FAA, July 2010 Spaceports are being proposed in Indiana, Wisconsin, Hawaii, Alabama, Washington, Wyoming and at multiple Texas sites (Houston, Midland, Van Horn & Brownsville).

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Meet The DREAM CHASER Dream Chaser provides the only reusable, human-rated lifting-body spacecraft with a commercial runway landing capability, anywhere in the world, and is on the forefront of the commercial human spaceflight industry, offering safe, reliable and cost-effective crew and critical cargo transportation to low-Earth orbit. Dream Chaser is a multi-mission capable spacecraft which has the ability to work as an independent science platform, or as a logistics vehicle to retrieve, move, assemble or deploy items in space. - John Ennis

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SpaceX makes news on many fronts Spacecraft company announces Texas tops California, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico in contest for SPACE PORT Since it was founded by former PayPal entrepreneur A and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk in 2002, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has racked up an impressive list of firsts, and that list continued to grow in late April when the company successfully “soft landed” a stage from its Falcon 9 rocket vertically in the ocean after its launching (picture B) into space during a third official cargo mission to the International Space Station with the Dragon Capsule (picture C) as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. This was the first test toward Musk’s vision for B dramatically decreasing the cost of spaceflight using reusable rockets and just another space and engineering milestone for SpaceX. SpaceX already is credited with the first privately funded, liquid-fueled rocket (Falcon 1) to reach orbit (Sept. 28, 2008); the first privately funded company to successfully launch (by Falcon 9), orbit and recover a spacecraft (Dragon) (Dec.9, 2010); the first private company to send a spacecraft (Dragon) to the International Space Station (May 25, 2012); and the first private company to send a satellite into geosynchronous orbit (Dec. 3, 2013).

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But getting possibly more attention in April was Musk’s press conference comment (picture A) that C SpaceX will move forward with plans for a Space Port for vertical launches near Brownsville on the southern tip of Texas. This was a major win for Texas and marks a fourth potential Space Port in state joining efforts by commercial space companies XCOR in Midland and Blue Origin near Van Horn, along with the recently announced plans to build Space Port Houston locally at Ellington Airport. Musk and SpaceX also made news for filing in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to force the United States Air Force to rescind a block agreement to buy 36 launches of the EELV launch vehicle from the United Launch Alliance, a competitor of SpaceX, until SpaceX is certified to launch national security payloads and can compete for the bid. - John Ennis

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Could Ellington be the nation’s next space port? (Continued from Page 9)

With ample acreage available for business development, a strong cluster of aerospace companies already in the area and a robust transportation network, Ellington Airport has all the requirements necessary to establish a dynamic commercial spaceport. - John Ennis

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CLAUDIO’S RESTAURANT:

An Unforgettable Italian Dining Experience, Live Music & Dancing By Rhonda Meredith Claudio’s Restaurant & Piano Bar located at 3202 Marina Bay Dr. in League City, offers an unforgettable Italian dining experience. Enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere with nightly piano bar and dancing. Namesake Claudio Sereni is a well-known entertainer in the Bay Area. Born in Rome, Italy, he was chosen to sing as “white voice” (Soprano) in the Sistine Chapel Choir, and constantly got the privilege of singing for the Pope for seven consecutive years. The Vatican paid for Sereni to attend music school at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome to study bassoon and voice. At 18 years old, he started his singing, acting, and dancing career. Sereni has also voiced over characters on the Italian version of many Walt Disney movies. He sang with the most popular singers and stars from all over the world, including Robert DiNiro (Once Upon a Time in America), Robin Williams (Popeye), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Red Sonja), and many more. Claudio and his Sereni says he originally came to fiancee Summer

America to visit his father, but loved America so much he decided not to return to Italy. He opened his own piano bar, Claudio’s Piano Bar in Kemah in April of 1996, and has been awarded "Best Entertainer" nine times. Just as passionate about food, as he is entertaining, Sereni has perfected his authentic Italian recipes over the years for a culinary experience like none other. He suggests the “Cioppino,” a classic seafood stew with a little bit of everything from the sea, or any of the fresh pasta dishes. Claudio’s makes their pasta (and breads) daily to ensure freshness. The “Tortellini alla Boscaiola” (handmade tortellini in cream white wine sauce with mushrooms, peas and Prosciutto), or the “Linguine ai Frutti di Mare” (hot spicy marinara sauce with calamari, shrimp, mussels, scallops and clams) both sound delicious. Chicken and veal entrees are on the menu, as well as a vegetarian dish. Or opt for a steak made to your desire. Keep in mind, on Tuesday nights; Claudio’s has a “Prime Rib Special” that is served with a baked potato, salad, and ravioli for $15.95. Sereni says their rotating chef specials are posted daily on their Facebook page, Claudio’s Restaurant & Piano Bar. Definitely save room for their signature dessert, the “White Chocolate Baby Grand Piano Tiramisu.” It’s made with a three layer sponge cake with tiramisu filling, whipped cream, coffee liquor, espresso, chocolate shavings, and cocoa on top. This decadent dessert is a must! - Continued on Page 21

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NOAH’S ARK

Open at 11a.m. all day Mother’s Day.

Restaurant 4438 Boulevard Bacliff, 77518 281-339-2895

OPEN 7 DAYS BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

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Entertainment on Fridays & Saturdays!

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Live music in May with Mickey Hobbs, Jeff Lopez & Jando

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WWW.LASHACIENDASGRILL.COM MIDNIGHT SLICE PIZZA EATING CONTEST Midnight Slice recently crowned the area’s top pizza eater. Congratulations to local bartender, stylist and -- now -Pizza Champion Ricky Aquino. Stay tuned for the date of Ricky’s first title defense.

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ART May 3 & 4: Keels & Wheels Art Show, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. during event each day, 2425 NASA Pkwy, Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook May 3, 4 & 10, 11: 40th Annual Galveston Historical Home Tour, Presented by Galveston Historical Foundation, For Tickets, www.Galveston.com or call 409-762-2475 May 8: Annette O. Clark Art Show & Reception, 5:30 pm – 8:30 p.m. Butler Longhorn Museum 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com May 17: Space City Art Walk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Upper Bay Frame & Gallery Art Stroll between Art Studios, 2045 Space Park Dr. and Upper Frame & Gallery in Nassau Village Center, Nassau Bay, 281-543-0083

THEATRE May 2-18: Mama Won’t Fly, Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m. & Sun. 2:30 p.m., Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Hwy. 3, Dickinson, 281-337-7469, www.harbourplayhouse.org May 9- 25: Charlie’s Aunt, Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m. Sun. 2:00 p.m., Clear Creek Country Theatre 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 382-335-5228, clearcountrycreektheatre.org May 31: Summer Middle School Musical Theatre Camp, In person registration and audition workshop 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Production TBA, Performances, June 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m., Weiner – Robinson Theatre,

DANCE May 16 & 17: Beach Revue Bathing Beauties, Galveston Galvez and Beach Central, 2102 Seawall, Friday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday Noon – 10 p.m. Contest 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., www.Galveston.com

PHOTOGRAPHY May 15: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-3321393 president@bayareaphotoclub.org, www.bayareaphotoclub.org

MUSIC May 3: David Cassidy & Herman Hermit’s Peter Noone, 8.p.m. May 4: Grand Finale, Galveston Orchestra, 4 p.m., The Grand, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-765-189, www.thegrand.com ,. May 17: Bay Area Bluegrass Show, Flying Fish Sailors in Concert, 7:00 p.m. Arolfo Civic Center, 300 W. West, League City, 281488-2244, www.baba.org

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MUSEUMS 1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Airport, 713-454-1940, 1940airterminal.org Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Sunset Cruise 6 p.m. Every Saturday Breakfast on Bayou 8 a.m. Ages 5 to adult, Nature Tour Third Sundays, Noon, Reservations required on events, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-474-2551, www.abnc.org Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431 Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday – Sunday. Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, lunarrendevous.org. Butler Longhorn Museum: 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com Galveston Railroad Museum: Train Rides every Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2602 Santa Fe, Galveston, galvestonmuseum.com 409-765-5700

May 17 & 18: 4th SemiAnnual Friendswood Art Market 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stevenson Park Friendswood, 281229-4478, www.artdwellers.com, May 19: Lakeview Guild Meeting. 3rd Monday each month 7 p.m., check website for location, for more info, email info@lakeviewquiltersguild.org, www.lakeviewquiltersguild.org

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CHILDREN’S ART Library Story Times for Children

Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning,, also classes forming now, 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.. 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 281-488-1906, www.hcpl.net Helen Hall Library: Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Pre-K Story time on Thursday at 1 p.m.; 100 W. Walker, League City 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, 281-471-4022, www.hcpl.net

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League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday to Friday. Call for group reservations, 281-554-2994. 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, www.oneroomschoolhouse.org Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, www.LSFM.org Moody Gardens: 24-hour animal webcam, Galveston Moody Gardens, www.moodygardens.com, 800-582-4673 San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9a.m. to 6 p.m. La Porte, 281-4792421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday to Sunday, 409 6th Street N., Texas City, 409643-5799, www.texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm To be in The SCENE Arts Calendar email dominotaylor@yahoo.com

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ART CAMPS ARE FOR THE SUMMER PICKING

Weiner-Robinson Theatre at 430 W. Main in La Porte is holding a Middle School Musical Theatre Summer Camp. Registration is online and in person registration is May 31 at the audition workshop from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The performances will be held June 27 and June 28 at 7:30 p.m. and the production is to be announced. For more information call 979-319-1421 or www.WRTheater.com. Clear Creek Country Theatre at 18091 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay is having their annual Youth Apprentice Summer Program. The two sessions have a pirate theme play, June 9 – July 20 is “Under the Black Flag” and the second session June 30 – August 16 is “The Pirates of Penzance”. The camp is Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The registration is May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. To contact Clear Creek Country Theatre call 281-335-5228 or visit their website www.clearcreekcountrytheatre.org. Clear Lake School of Rock can promise a ‘Good Rockin’ Summer’ as their theme indicates with their summer art camp that will have the kids amplifying their summer as they learn to be in a rock band. The $450 per week tuition includes class time, jam sessions and the concert performances. Session 1 is from June 9 – June 13, Session 2 is June 23 – June 27, Session 3 July 7 – July 11 and Session 4 July 21 – July 25. To get this party started, visit Clear Lake School of Rock at 1020 W. NASA Parkway, Suite 146 in Webster or call 281-21U-ROCK; the website is www.schoolofrock.com.

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The Keyboard Camp is a four-day event for elementary through high school students to learn the aspects of the piano. It is from June 9 - June 12 and is from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located at the Central Campus. The cost is $150. A summer camp for high school students is the All-State Choir Summer Camp. This is designed to help students learn the audition music for the TMEA All State Choir and will feature workshops, private and group lessons. This camp is August 4 – August 7 and is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This is at the South Campus. The cost is $125. These are just a few of the San Jacinto camps. There are many more that include Woodwind and Brass Camps, Guitar Camps, Jazz & Rock Camps and Piano Camps. For a complete list of all the Summer Camps at San Jacinto College or to register for some of these camps go to their website, www.sanjac.edu/summer-camps or call 281-998-6150. These featured camps should get the conversation started with your student on what to do for the summer. These camps are so much fun that we will want to step back in time and go with the kiddos to summer art camp. Have a fun summer!

San Jacinto College has a wide range of summer fun this year at their three campuses. They offer not only the camps in the arts, but career exploration, athletics and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The summer camp fees vary but there are scholarships available for those that qualify. The three San Jacinto College locations are; Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena; South Campus, 13735 Beamer Road, Houston; North Campus, 5600 Uvalde Road, Houston. Here are a few: The Kid Spot is a one-week Summer Musical Theatre Camp for youth. This camp is at the San Jacinto Central Campus and includes voice, theatre games, improvisations, character development and stage and film acting. The sessions are June 9 – June 13 and June 16 – June 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $150. Another San Jac camp that will tap into students’ creativity is the Graphic Novel and Visual Narrative. The agenda of this camp is to create an illustrated short story in a graphic novel format and to learn the fundamentals of sequential visual storytelling and basic character design. This camp has one session from June 16 to June 20 and is from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and is at the South Campus. The cost for this specialized camp is $200. The traditional Band Camp offers band students, the opportunity to improve their skills and fundamentals and prepare for

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Waiting along side a California highway after her friend’s van broke down, Priscilla Duffy never imagined such an event would leave her anything but stranded. Actually, she learned an entirely different form of stranded all together. A gypsy-like jewelry-maker happened to be selling his wares along the same stretch of highway. Duffy eyed a “cool” bracelet and inquired how much it cost. The gentleman told her fifteen dollars and then he offered to show her how to make it if she had the time. Duffy, still waiting for automotive assistance, felt she had all the time in the world. The stranger taught Duffy how to properly cut and bend wire and strand it with beads. He even gave her a small tackle box filled with an assortment of beads. He suggested Duffy get needle-nose pliers and wrap the tips in electrical tape in order to not damage the wire. She bought the pliers and started “playing and having fun.” Duffy added she’s been designing jewelry ever since. She first began making jewelry as gifts. Duffy stated she wore many of her own pieces and she drew “more and more interest.” While residing in New Orleans and after having children, Duffy decided to make and sell jewelry full time. She hosted home parties and cold-called local stores to offer consignment pieces. “I had a very good business,” said Duffy. After hurricane Katrina, Duffy and her family relocated to the Bay Area of Texas. Duffy shared that she had to create “completely different designs because of the bling and bigness of Texas.” She said her rodeo collection, which includes belt buckles and boot bracelets, incorporates the “everything is bigger in Texas” mindset and ‘lots of fun layering.” The Bay Area and sailing are also big inspirations for Duffy. She said she likes to include sea charms and shells and she’s “partial to the color blue.” In fact some of her favorite stones to create with are iolite and aqua marine. Most of Duffy’s pieces are made with sterling silver though she crafts from many metals and leather. Her jewelry combines varying elements and color schemes creating uniquely stunning pieces made from subtle sea pearls and glass to more hearty turquoise stones and big crystals. According to Duffy, she recently started a new design called a “Morse Code Necklace.” She explained it is a secret message made of bars and dots similar to what is used for Morse Code. Duffy further stated that the designs can be made from a favorite bible verse, nickname, love message or an important date or milestone event. For custom designs, including bridal or even jewelry repair visit www.pduffys.com or call 713.2520949. Her jewelry is also for sale at the Back Bay Boutique in Seabrook.

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CLAUDIO’S • Continued From Page 14 Mark your calendars, each Sunday for Claudio’s brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., complete with bottomless mimosas and live music. The buffet features seafood, fresh pasta, Italian cheeses, an omelet station and more. Claudio’s is divided into two sections: a restaurant side and the bar with live music and dancefloor on the other side. You can have dinner on either side, or you can sit and have drinks on either side. There is a beautiful patio and it is the perfect location to enjoy fresh air with the weather permitting. “We brought Italy to Claudio’s with our fountain and fire show,” Sereni said. Claudio’s has live entertainment every night of the week, except for being closed on Mondays. Tuesday through Friday nights, the music begins at 7:30 p.m. Sereni himself is behind the piano and is joined by fellow entertainer Abel Salazar. Special guest entertainers frequently stop by and take the stage many times during the week. You never know who you will see perform at Claudio’s! Enjoy the dance floor or take advantage of the unique chill bar. Keep your drink cold at the bar covered with soft ice. On Saturday and Sunday night, a live band performs from 7 to 11 p.m. Other events to note are “Men’s Night” (happy hour well drink prices all night for men) on Wednesdays, and “Ladies’ Night” (happy hour well drink prices all night for women) is on Thursdays. Each night boasts Texas-size draft beers (24-ounce, choose from 12 beers) for $5. Happy hour is celebrated Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. with half off appetizers, $2 off all well drinks and house wine. Combined with the fantastic nightly entertainment, great food, dancing, and friendly service, every night at Claudio’s is a night to remember. Tuesday through Saturday, Claudio’s opens at 5 p.m.; Sunday, doors open at 11am. Call 2841-9579262 for more information. Ciao!

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Don’t derail, keep those six packs a-popping! Welcome to May, My Magnificent Meatheads! Now that the long winter is over, we can tell the Starks to shut up and get on our business of enjoying the warm weather! With the warmer days, come warm weather activities, probably the very reason most of us have hit the gym in the first place! You just have to look good at the beach, boat, barbecue or whatever your choice of activity is! During the fun spring/summer/fall months where it’s a tolerable temperature, we’ll dress accordingly. This means more chances to show off all your hard work in the gym! Don't derail all that sweat and toil now that you are in the game! It’s very easy to blow off the gym when there are other activities happening, but remember where you earned that chassis you're so proud of! Many people put on the weight they worked off after the holiday season, in the first month of warm weather, thanks to all the wonderful distractions available. To minimize the weight gain of the season, here are a couple tips to keep those six packs a-popping! Firstly, DRINK WATER! Keeping hy-

drated will allow your system to operate more efficiently. By the time you feel cotton-mouth-y, you are approximately a quart low on water. This will effect your mental acuFitness Columnist ity and slow your Rick Hunter metabolism by up to 7%. Water will also help flush out many of the impurities and keep you from retaining fluid found in the foods/drinks you’ll be consuming. Tired of your rings not fitting after a pound or two or five of crawfish? Get some water in, and it’ll reduce the amount you swell! Second tip is to keep as close to your fitness meal plan as possible. Frequent small meals will keep you from gorging later and covering up those hard-earned abs! If you plan to arm wrestle with your liver and knock back some adult beverages, consider eating a few snacks with more simple carbs, like fruit. Remember that alcohol pushes you into a hypoglycemic state (low blood sugar). This

will make you more prone to attacking any food nearby. The simple sugars in fruit will slow down this process and help keep you on track. Most importantly, don't skip the gym! Understandably, you'd rather spend the time you have out in the sun, but keeping up with your cardio and resistance training will keep those results you've busted your lovely lady humps for! Enjoy the season, but most importantly, GET IN THE GYM! -----------------------------Rick Hunter is a personal trainer and founder of founder of MEathead's Fitness. After being an Occupational Therapy practitioner for 10 years, Rick decided to turn his focus into the preventative side of medicine. Since 2001, he has helped transform lives in various settings and worked with various athletes ranging from wanting to look better in clothes to figure/fitness competitors to elite martial artists to powerlifters. He has used NASM (PES and SFS) and IFPA National Certifications, and is studying the Anatomy Trains system to master postural correction. Find Rick at 713-459-3427 or on Facebook.

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Upcoming Fitness Events Sat., May 3, 2014 The Warpath Way 5K Jack Brooks Park Hitchcock,TX. 77563 Racing to Bring Our Boys Home 5K Fun Run 610 E. San Augustine Street Deer Park, TX US 77536 Wed., May 7, 2014 7th Annual Chelsey’s 5K Walk/Run for Kids Santa Fe High School SFHS Stadium 16000 Highway 6 Santa Fe, TX 77510 s

Congratulations to all who participated in the recent Women Build 5K at the Kemah Boardwalk benefitting Habitat for Humanity

Sat., May 10, 2014 10th Pearland Pear Run Pearland Town Center Hwy 288 & FM 518 Pearland, TX 77584

Sat., May 25, 2014 Sandy Shoes Fun Run Porretto Beach 10th and Seawall Galveston, TX 77550

Yaga's Children's Fund Run Wild 5K Float Patio & Pool Bar 2828 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX 77550

Sat., May 31, 2014 Skeleton Run to Cure Arthritis Texas Chiropractic College 5912 Spencer Hwy Pasadena , TX 77505

Texas Crab Festival 5K Gregory Park 2292 State Hwy 87 Crystal Beach, TX 77650 Heroes & Villains Adventure Mud Run Sundance Horse Ranch 9825 FM 1128 Manvel, TX 77578 Sun., May 11, 2014 Safari Run Extreme Obstacle Race Walter Hall Park League City, TX 77573 Sat., May 18, 2014 Deer Park High School Diploma Dash 5K Run/Walk & Fitness Expo 710 E San Augustine Deer Park,TX 77536 Sat., May 24, 2014 The Color Vibe 5K Jack Brooks Park Hitchcock,TX. 77563

Sat., June 7, 2014 Coasting the Coast Series- Galveston East Beach Pavilion 1923 Boddeker Road Galveston, TX 77550 Sat., June 14, 2014 GLOW 5K Freedom Park 3105 N Downing St, Angleton, TX 77515 Fri., July 4, 2014 24th Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5 Mile Run 511 S. Whiting Street, Baytown Texas 77520 Sat., July 19, 2014 Lunar Rendezvous Honeywell Fun Run Space Center Houston 1601 NASA Pkwy Houston, TX 77058

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

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 In addition to the area’s natural beauty, overlooking the water and accessible via boat. technology and history are woven together at 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. $12 million complex for the Shuttle and 747 Carrier is coming to Space Center Houston

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.

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.


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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

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6. BATTLESHIP TEXAS

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14. HAAK VINEYARDS & WINERY

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7. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM

11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT

15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR

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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

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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


MARK YOUR CALENDARS! UPCOMING SCENE-APPROVED EVENTS NOT TO MISS

Rock the Dock Concert

19th Annual Keels & Wheels

May 1 (Thursdays) • Kemah Boardwalk

May 3-4 • Lakewood Yacht Club

Blessing of the Fleet

Clear Lake Biz & Wellness Expo

21st Clear Lake Greek Festival

May 4 • Clear Creek Channel, Kemah

May 8 • Gloria Dei Church, Nassau Bay

May 9-11 • Landolt Pav., Clear Lake Park

Wednesday Night Races Seminars on-going. Season starts April 3 Kemah.net

Village Fair & TX Music Fest

Miss Kemah / Miss Kemah Teen

Ragin’ Cajun Festival

May 9-11 • Walter Hall Park, LC

May 16-18 • University of Houston Clear Lake

May 16-18 • Kemah Light House District

Kemah Corvette Show

Strawberry Festival

Firework Fridays

May 17 • Kemah Boardwalk

May 17-19 • Pasadena Convention Center

Fridays in June & July • Kemah Boardwalk

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. Visit www.theSCENEmagazine.com to sign up and “Like Us” on our Facebook page and you could win dinner for two courtesy of a SCENE client.


THE 21st ANNUAL

CLEAR LAKE GREEK FESTIVAL May 9, 10 & 11 at Landolt Pavillion, Clear Lake Park on NASA Pkwy

For twenty-one years, the Clear Lake Greek Festival has brought a touch of Greece straight to the Clear Lake area! Held in early May (usually Mother’s Day weekend), the annual event features authentic cuisine, live dancers, an outdoor kafenio, and plenty of family-friendly activities. The Clear Lake Greek Festival is St. John the Theologian’s largest fund raiser and all proceeds benefit the parish to fund upkeep of the church and the many ministries they provide. The festival is an opportunity to share Greek heritage with the Clear Lake area and the surrounding communities. There will be food and fun! At this event, visitors can enjoy delicious Greek cuisine and beverages, dance performances and unique Greek gifts. Best of all, guests get to hang out with some really great people! Last year, there were more than 3,000 visitors and more are anticipated this year! Don’t miss your chance to support a parish that has been a strong presence in the Clear Lake area for 21 years. Make sure to try the gyros, tyropitas (cheese pie), spanakopitas (spinach

pie), Greek rotisserie chicken, souvlaki skewers, loukoumades (fritters in honey and cinnamon) and baklava. There will also be other delicious Greek desserts, traditional Greek wine, non-stop music and dancing, exciting exhibition folk dancing and much more including rides and moonwalks in the children’s amusement area. There’s a happy hour on Friday, May 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. Greek beer and wine will be half price! OPA! General admission tickets are $3 for adults and FREE for children 12 and under. Learn at www.clearlakegreekfestival.com or email Sylvia Mourtakos at smourtakos@sbcglobal.net with “2014 Clear Lake Festival” in the subject line.


Bakkhus Taverna

Mamacita’s

La Brisa

Signature Bistro

Scout Bar

Mediterraneo

Where To EAT & DRINK T-bone Tom’s

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1. 146 Roadhouse ............................3435 Hwy 146 (Bacliff) 2. Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge..................15210 Hwy 3 3. Aspens................817 Clear Lake Rd. (Clear Lake Shores) 4. Bada Bing ........................2925 Gulf Freeway (@ FM 646) 5. Bakkhus Taverna Greek................605 6th Street (Kemah) 6. Beach Hut ........................731 Seawall Blvd. (Galveston) 7. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina............19431 Gatebrook Dr. 8. Big Shots ..........................................11500 Space Center 9. Bombay Tadka ............................17926 Hwy 3, Suite 101 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) 18. Caps and Corks ..........500 Baybrook Mall in Food Court 17. Casper’s Billiards..................137 21st Street (San Leon) 10. Center Court Pizza & Brew ......3202 Marina Bay Blvd. J 19. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 21. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 22. Claudio’s Restaurant & Piano Bar ..3202 Marina Bay Dr 23. Coastal Crossing Grill ......113 East Sealy Street (Alvin) 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............................................11500 Space Center 29. Dempsey’s Sports Pub ..20801 Gulf Freeway (Webster) 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) 38. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..............20760 Gulf Frwy 39. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ................1300 Broadway 40. Floyd’s On The Water 1301 Harborwalk Dr., (Hitchcock)

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Topwater Grill

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) 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. Katie’s......................................................315 Grand Ave. 49. Kemah Asian Cafe ....................1201 Hwy 146 (Kemah) 50. La Brisa - Bacliff ......................................4001 Hwy 146 51. La Brisa - League City ..........501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 52. Laredo’s TexMex ....2119 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146) 53. Las Haciendas • NASA ......................1020 NASA Rd. 1 54. Las Haciendas • I-45 ......................12933 Gulf Freeway 55. Las Haciendas • South Shore ........2951 Marina Bay Dr. 56. Latitudes Restaurant ..................1817 Ave K (San Leon) 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 (Hwy 146) 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. 71. Merlion on 4th ........................................1301 4th Street 72. Midnight Slice ............................1605 2nd St, Seabrook 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) 20. Nobi Public House............241 E NASA Pkwy, (Webster) 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. Pod-Zu’s at Clifton by the Sea ......10 Grand Ave (Bacliff)

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Local veteran sailor Stuart Lindow and his crew in the J/24 sailboat “Tropical Aggression” have started the 2014 season in strong fashion having won the first six races of the season in the popular J/24 class. Sponsoring The SCENE Sailing Team in 2014 is Carefree Boat Club, Galactic Coast Brewing, Bay Area Media Services and Vacuum Truck Rentals. Come out and cheer them on!

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Lakewood’s Caliche Rum Shoe Regatta to set sail May 17-18 Lakewood Yacht Club’s Shoe Race Committee Chairman Dwight Bengtson announced that Caliche Puerto Rican Rum is the naming sponsor of the 32nd Annual Shoe Race. To be held over the weekend of May 17-18, Lakewood hosted the first Shoe Regatta in 1982 which was originally sponsored by Foley’s Department Store and Sperry TopSider Shoes. Bay Access, a not-for-profit organization that supports amateur racing, is the organizing authority of the race. The Regatta, which is open to the public and raced on Galveston Bay, 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. In conjunction with the Caliche Rum Shoe Regatta, Lakewood will hold a Texas Regional Qualifier event for the J/70 World Championships for 2014. “It is an honor for Lakewood to be awarded this world-wide championship opportunity,” remarked member/racer Al Goethe who is chairman of the J/Fest Southwest Regatta this fall. 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 to accommodate the One Design, PHRF Spinnaker, and Distance classes. The Skippers Meeting will be held on Friday, May 16, 7:30 pm in the ballroom of Lakewood Yacht Club, 2425 NASA Parkway, 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 Bengtson. The Saturday evening party will feature music by “Crossroads” and a dinner of Texas comfort food... chickenfried chicken. The Awards Ceremony is scheduled to follow the last race on Sunday, May 18, and will be held in the ballroom of Lakewood Yacht Club. Caliche rum will provide a new spinnaker to a winning boat. Winning crews will receive shoe coupons and skippers will get a bottle of Caliche Rum. Sponsors who make the Shoe Race possible include the following: the City of Seabrook, Sea Lake Yachts, Hays Insurance, OJ’s Marine, Banks Sails, West Marine, Volvo Penta, and Little Yacht Sales. Participants can register on line at www.lakewoodyachtclub.com. For questions, please contact Lakewood Yacht Club at lyc@lakewoodyachtclub.com or call the office at 281474-2511.

Galveston Bay Cruising Association’s 2014 Racing Season heats up With the summer season finally getting here, Galveston Bay Cruising Association (GBCA) starts its sailboat racing in earnest. The first race is the Conundrum Regatta on May 3. This is a SOS-TEX race (single or double handed). The Conundrum is a 20+ nautical mile course around three marks in any order the skipper chooses (the conundrum!). The next race is the Emerald Coast Regatta, a joint venture between Lakewood Yacht Club and GBCA taking place on May 23 and 24. The Emerald Coast Regatta is an offshore race to Pensacola, Florida. This should be a great race with an equally great party in Pensacola. With the start of summer is also the start of the GBCA Rum Races. These races start May 31 and conclude on September 13. There are a total of 8 races with winners for each race and overall winners at the end of the series. After each race is a party at the GBCA club house with Rum and all the fixin’s. The winter Icicle Series saw over 70 boats out racing.

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Shoe Regatta May 17 & 18 • Galv. Bay

Emerald Coast Regatta May 23 - 30 • Gulf of Mexico

Emerald Coast Regatta May 23 - 30 • Gulf of Mexico

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HYC Offshore Regatta Fri.-Sat., May 9-10 • Gulf Mex.

Leukemia Cup Sat & Sun. June 21-22 Galv. Bay

HOUSTON YACHT CLUB 281-471-1255

GBCA Conundrum Regatta Sat., May 3 • Galveston Bay

Rum Race 1 Finally, Texas Race Week starts July 24. Three days of offshore racing and awarding of the Texas Navy Cup. More info to come! See www.gbca.org for more info on all regattas in the Galveston Bay Area. GBCA has been the “Place to Race” since 1947.

Sat., May 31 • Galveston Bay

Rum Race 2 Sat., June 7 • Galveston Bay

Rum Race 3 Sat., June 14 • Galveston Bay

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American Craft Beer Week • Continued For the last three years, ACBW was celebrated by breweries, brewpubs and retailers in all 50 states. Last year, more than 55,000 beer lovers were part of the Facebook community and the hashtag #ACBW was used more than 26,000 times in the month leading up to and during the week. With the continued interest in and growing popularity of craft beer, this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.

Tapping In is a documentary being developed to highlight the Houston Craft Beer Scene and the talented, dedicated people behind it. LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK! facebook.com/TappingInDoc

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Texas Beer Enthusiast - Craft Beer Venues THE

League City Craft Beer Venue

Webster Craft Beer Venue

El Lago Craft Beer Venue

Kemah Craft Beer Venue

CENTER COURT PIZZA & BREW

NOBI PUBLIC HOUSE

BOONDOGGLES

SKALLYWAG SUDS N’ GRUB

3202 Marina Bay Dr J, League City, TX

241 E. NASA Pkwy., Webster, TX

4106 NASA Road 1, El Lago, TX

600 6th St., Kemah, TX

Bacliff Craft Beer Venue

Pearland Craft Beer Venue

Seabrook Craft Beer Venue

BAYVIEW DUCK

KINGS BIERGARTEN

THE COCK & BULL

3131 Texas 146, Bacliff, TX

1329 E. Broadway St., Pearland, TX

3659 NASA Pkwy., Seabrook, TX

Webster Craft Beer Venue

Kemah Craft Beer Venue

Clear Lake Craft Beer Venue

UNION TAVERN

BAKKHUS TAVERNA

SHERLOCK’S BAKER ST.

435 El Dorado Blvd, Webster, TX

605 6th St. Kemah, TX

2416 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX

Alvin Craft Beer Venue

GORDON STREET TAVERN 114 N Gordon St., Alvin, TX

Southbelt Craft Beer Venue

SCOTTY’S PUB 10943 Scarsdale Blvd., Houston, TX

Galveston Island Craft Beer Venue

BREWS BROTHERS

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Visit us at www.theSCENEmagazine.com and find the Texas Beer Enthusiast link.

Texas Brewery List - Continued Twisted X Brewing

Real Ale Brewing Texas Big Beer Brewery

231 San Saba Ct. Blanco, TX 78606

Revolver Brewing 5650 Matlock Road Granbury, TX 76049

400 County Road 3136 Buna, TX 77612

Rogness Brewing

South Austin Brewing

2400 Patterson Industrial Pflugerville, TX 78660

415 E Saint Elmo, Unit 1D Austin TX 78745

Shannon Brewing

Spoetz (Shiner) Brewing

Thirsty Planet Brewing

818 N. Main Street Keller, TX 76248

603 East Brewery Street Shiner, TX 77984

11160 Circle Drive Austin, Texas 78736

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23455 W. RR 150 Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Wicked Beaver Brewery 10611 P.R. 1320, Unit 1 Wolfforth, TX 79382

Solid Rock Brewing 2214 Bee Creek Road Spicewood, TX 78669

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Boerne, Brewery Boerne, TX 78006


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Community Beer Anheuser-Busch

(512) Brewing

775 Gellhorn Drive Houston, TX 77029

407 Radam Ln Austin, TX 78745

Galactic Coast Brewing

1530 Inspiration Dr. Dallas, TX 75207

Hops & Grain 507 Calles Austin, TX 78702

1675 Dickinson Ave. Dickinson, TX 77539

Martin House Brewing 220 S. Sylvania Ave. 209 Fort Worth, TX 76111

Miller/Coors 7001 South Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76134

Adelbert's Brewery

Cornel’s Brewing

2314 Rutland Dr #100 Austin, TX 78758

13410 Hwy 105 Beaumont, TX 77713

8th Wonder Brewery 2202 Dallas St,. Houston, TX 77003

313 Edward St. Rowena, TX 76875

New Republic Brewing 11405 N. Dowling Rd., H College Station, TX 77845

New Braunfels Brewing Austin Beerworks

Huff Brewing Co.

3009 Industrial Terrace Austin, TX 78758

Deep Ellum 2823 St Louis Street Dallas, TX 75226

Buffalo Bayou Brewing

No Label Brewing

5301 Nolda St. Houston, TX 77007

5351-A 1st Street Katy, TX 77493

Independence Brewing

3401 W Hwy 90 Alpine, TX 79830

17105 Osburn Rd Montgomery, TX 77356

2000 Lyons Ave. Houston, TX 77020

9807 Koehn Rd. Bellville, TX 77418

180 W Mill St #100 New Braunfels, TX 78130

Big Bend Brewing 3913 Todd Lane #607 Austin, TX 78744

Pedernales Brewing 97 Hitchin Post Trail Fredericksburg, TX

Franconia Brewing

Saint Arnold Brewing Cycler's Brewing

Horny Toad Brewing

495 McKinney Parkway McKinney, Tx 75071

Branchline Brewing 3633 Metro Parkway San Antonio, TX

Infamous Brewing 4602 Weletka Dr. #200 Austin, TX 78734

Peticolas Brewing Co. 2026 Farrington St. Dallas, TX 75207

Southern Star Brewing 1207 N FM 3083 East Conroe, TX 77303

Fort Bend Brewing 13370 South Gessner Missouri City, TX 77489

Brazos Valley Brewing

FireWheel Brewing

201 W. First St. Breham, Texas 77833

2806 Lawing Ln. STE C Rowlett TX, 75088

Jester King 13005 Fitzhugh Rd. B Austin, TX 78736

Rahr & Sons Brewing 701 Galveston Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Texian Brewing Karbach Brewing 2032 Karbach Street Houston, TX 77092

1125 FM 359 Richmond, Texas 77406

Cedar Creek Brewery

Lakewood Brewing

244 E Cedar Creek Pkwy Seven Points, TX 75143

2302 Executive Drive Garland, TX 75041

Four Corners

Rabbit Hole Brewing

423 Singleton Blvd Dallas, TX 75212

Lone Pint

5 Stones Craft Brewing

507 Commerce Street Magnolia, TX 77355

850 Schneider Cibolo, TX 78108

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Circle Brewing Co.

Guadalupe Brewing

2340 W Braker Ln., St.e B Austin, TX 78758

1580 Wald Rd. Suite 1 New Braunfels, TX 78132

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Live Oak 3301-B East 5th Street Austin, Texas 78702

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Ranger Creek Brewing 4834 Whirlwind St. San Antonio, TX 78217


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Beerfoot Beach Bar Padre Island Brewing

2816 Avenue R 1/2 Galveston, Texas 77550

Flix Brewhouse Black Star Co-op Brewery 7020 Easy Wind, Ste 100 Austin, TX 78752

2200 South I.H. 35 No. B-1 Round Rock, TX 78681

Kitchen Incubator

3400 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

3109 S. Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597

Triple J Chophouse & Brew 1807 Buddy Holly Avenue Lubbock, TX 79401

Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School 4808 Fairmont Pkwy, Suite 112 Pasadena, TX 77505

Blue Star Brewing

Fredericksburg Brewing

1414 South Alamo, Ste 105 San Antonio, TX 78210

245 E. Main St. Federicksburg, TX

Pecan Street Brewing 106 East Pecan Drive Johnson City, TX 78636

Joe's Brewhouse The Union Bear 3699 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204

113 E Concho Ave, San Angelo, TX 76903

Freetail Brewing 4035 N Loop 1604 W#105 San Antonio, TX 78257

Abilene Brewing

Two Rows

158 Cypress St. Abilene, TX 79601

Pint House Pizza

Dodging Duck Brewhaus

711 Central Expressway Allen, TX 75013

4729 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78756

402 River road Boerne, TX 78006

B & J's Pizza 6662 S. Staples , Corpus Christi, Texas 78412

Middleton Brewing 9595 Raunch Road 12 Ste 4 Wimberly, TX 78676

Austin Beer Garden 1305 West Oitorf St. Austin, TX 78704

Uncle Billy's Brew & Que Double Horn Brewing 208 Avenue H Marble Falls, TX 78654

Bastrop Brewhouse

Port Aransas Brewing 429 N Alister Port Aransas, TX 78373

Kamala Brewing at Whip In

601 Chestnut St. Suite C Bastrop, TX 78602

Draught House Pub & Brewery

1530 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704

1950 IH35 South Austin, TX 78704

7701 I-40 East Amarillo, TX 79118

The Barber Shop 207 Mercer St. Dripping Springs, TX 78620

1001 W Magnolia Fort Worth, TX 76104

Granary Cue & Brew 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215

Eola School Brewery

North by Northwest

12119 FM 381 Eola, TX 76937

10010 Capital of Texas Hwy North Austin, TX 78759

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240 South Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, Texas

Zio Carlo Magnolia

4112 Medical Parkway Austin, TX 78751

Big Texan Brewery

The Faust Hotel & Brewing Co.

Root Cellar Brewery

Tejas Brew Pub

Bar D Brewhouse

215 North LBJ San Marcos, TX 78666

3109 S. Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597

213 N. High, San Saba, Texas 76877

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Revel in the CRAFT BEER REVOLUTION American Craft Beer Week: Monday, May 12 – Sunday, May 18, 2014 WHAT: For the ninth consecutive year, the Brewers Association has declared American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) a celebration of U.S. craft brewers. From May 12–May 18, beer lovers everywhere will celebrate the craft beer revolution via hundreds of events that showcase the innovative and economic contributions of today’s small and independent brewers. Across all 50 states, craft breweries, brewpubs and retail partners, will host exclusive brewery tours, special beer releases, multi-course pairing dinners, collaboration beers, retail promotions and much more. WHEN: Monday, May 12 – Sunday, May 18, 2014 WHERE: Stay tuned to The SCENE on Facebook for updates on venues hosting events and promotions during American Craft Beer Week. You can also visit the official American Craft Beer Week events calendar, hosted by CraftBeer.com, for a full — and growing — list of local celebrations in all 50 states.

Houston Craft Beer Radio

DRiNK Of AGES

News FM 92.1 7-8 p.m. Saturdays Hosts: Jon Denman & Preston Brown

WhAT’S ON TAP

KPRC 950AM 3 p.m. Sundays Hosts: James Simpson & Chris Spradley

WHY: With more than 2,700 craft breweries and hundreds more popping up across the country every year, the observance of ACBW is more relevant than ever. It’s a time to both honor and celebrate the art and tradition of small brewers. ACBW gives beer beginners, beer enthusiasts and beer geeks in all 50 states the chance to share the renaissance of flavorful, appealing, world-class craft beer produced by American small businesses — the backbone of this country.

World’s Largest DECLARATION of BEER INDEPENDENCE Rarely are you given the chance to do something so special that one day you will proudly tell your grandchildren about it. But this month offers one such opportunity as The World’s Largest Declaration of Beer Independence will be returning to the Bay Area, giving you an opportunity to channel your inner John Handcock and get your signature down on this historic document. Although more local appearances by the Declaration could be added, it is currently scheduled to appear at the following events:

Friday, May 16

Saturday, May 31

“A Big Celebration For Small Breweries” Skallywag Suds N' Grub

“Sherlock’s Inaugural Brew Fest” Sherlock’s Clear Lake

600 6th Street, Kemah

2416 Bay Area Blvd

281-538-8877 (8pm)

281-461-2416 (2-7pm)

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HAVE YOUR SIGNATURE READY?


UPCOMING TEXAS BEER FESTIVALS International Beer Fest May 3, 2014 Kemah Boardwalk: 215 Kipp Ave. • Kemah, TX Wild West Brew Fest May 10, 2014 Villagio Town Ctr • Katy, TX Main Street Days Craft Brew Experience May 16, 17,& 18 2014 Historic Downtown Grapevine TX Big Batch Brew Bash May 18, 2014 Saint Arnold Brewery Houston, TX Texas Hill Country Wine & Brew Festival May 24, 2014 Lake Comanche Trace Kerrville, TX Sherlock’s Brew Fest May 31, 2014 Sherlock’s Clear Lake 2416 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX Houston Beer Fest June 7 & 8, 2014 Sam Houston Park Houston, TX Best Little Brewfest June 21, 2014 Old Town Lewisville Lewisville, TX Lunar Rendezbrew XXI August 2, 2014 Bay Area Community Ctr. at Clear Lake Park Seabrook, TX Brewmasters Beer Festival August 29-31, 2014 Moody Gardens Galveston, TX Texas Craft Brewers Fest September 27, 2014 Fiesta Gardens Park Austin, TX Big Brew Houston October 20-26, 2014 George R. Brown Conv. Ctr. • Houston, TX


JORDAN TYDINGS • Cont. From Page 51 This was a new day and a new path. He found his purpose in music, and it has been supporting him for two years now. Tydings says he is blessed to have the opportunity. Part of his drive comes from proving to the naysayers in his life and wishing to make his father proud. And just as important, the other part comes from the good vibe and message he passes to the audience and the feeling of getting it returned back. It’s not the attention, nor the lights. It’s the onstage zone he goes into while performing live. Those feelings drive this full-time musician to do what most people think of as a hobby. Thread Belly performs all over the Bay Area and surrounding Houston and Galveston areas. Tydings and Hector Porras (bass) are currently looking for a drummer with “a positive attitude, a drum kit (obviously), and lives in the Bay Area.” Tydings first CD is being produced, mixed, and mastered by Roland Belmarez. One of his original tunes "The Beach Song" will be released on the Will Play For Food III compilation disc on June 28. Tydings says he's a realist. He knows where his heart is and knows where he wants to be. His journey is well worth the effort. Like Thread Belly on Facebook and hear Tydings’ latest single “Melancholy Glad.” It’s about his perspective on current events in the world and in his personal life. Check out the band on ReverbNation and contact Tydings at jtydings86@gmail.com for booking information.

Call to Reserve Your Party Here! 281-332-6702 NASA Road 1 & Hwy. 3

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

HAPPY HOUR • 4-8PM

TUESDAY SPECIALS:

(Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) $2.25 Well Drinks, Beer & Wine

$5 12-oz. Rib Eye & Fries $9.95 12-oz. Ribeye w/loaded potato & salad $1.25 Well Drinks $1.50 Ritas & Kazis

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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CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATIONS Mamacita’s (Webster) sets the bar high with a fiesta on the patio from 4 to 10 p.m. on Monday May 5. Cinco de Mayo festivities include specials on Margaritas, shots and Mexican beer. A live D.J. will entertain from 6 to 9 p.m. with mariachis performing from 6 to 8 p.m. Las Haciendas will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration at all four locations with live mariachis (7 to 8 p.m.) plus a live D.J. Enjoy happy hour prices all day, fajita specials, and more. (Las Haciendas has locations in Webster, South Shore/League City, Fuqua and Stafford.) Dempsey’s Sports Pub (Webster) is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Bikini Contest Celebration with $600 in cash and prizes up for grabs for the sexiest bathing suit. 1st place: $300 cash; 2nd place $100 cash; 3rd place $100

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gift card; 4th place $50 gift card; 5th place designer sandals. Even if you don’t come in a bikini, come on in for these specials: $3 per pound crawfish, $4 Don Julio and $2.50 draft Corona. Get there early because Dempsey’s is giving away free tacos and menudo (while supplies last, one per person). Railean Distillery & Buccaneer Bar (San Leon) is ready for Cinco de Mayo! All Railean Blue Agave cocktails and bottles of Railean Blue Agave spirits will be on special Saturday, May 3 from noon to 8 p.m. (with tours at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.); and Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Happy hour will be both days from 5 to 8 p.m. There will also be some barrel samples on hand of the Railean Blue Agave Anejo that will be released later this summer.

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Stop by and check out the progress of their new building and enjoy a true “tequila” style spirit made right here in Texas! *Must be 21 years or older with valid ID. Jackie’s Brickhouse (Kemah) is giving away a free order of chips and salsa with the purchase of a $4 Sauza Blue Margarita. The offer is valid Friday, May 2 through Monday, May 5. Jackie B’s (League City) will be observing “Margarita May” and offering $3 Ritas all month long. Cock-Eyed Seagull (Webster): Cinco de Mayo marks the 10-year anniversary of this long-time Clear Lake hangout. Toast your friends with happy hour prices all day on margaritas! Tookie’s Hamburgers (Seabrook) will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some sweet drink specials: $3.99 Straw-berrita, Raz-ber-rita and Mang-o-rita

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Our appreciation and thanks to A.D. whom over the years, has promoted local Texas live music. We wish him the best and hope to cross paths with him again down the road. As for Karah, local music guardian, Roland Belmarez (who's busy mixing and mastering CDs for the upcoming Will Play For Food event) tells me that she's "AWESOME!" When I asked him how and in what way, he smiled and said, "MAN, SHE'S SIMPLY AWESOME!" Getting the hint, we went back to watching the shows that night and wow, they were AWESOME! The sound and lights were on track all night long and the power and energy superb. That evening, we heard, Their Name Was Treason (a full-size band with dual power growlers), Downer (who finished early destroying their set in Keith Moon fashion) and Vanilla Sugar (who continually tests their potential each time we see them play). Scout Bar: Check and double check!

friends at this event and never ceased to be inspired with how these divas face the obstacles with that "uh-oh" look on their face, grind their way through, stop and help each other overcome, and celebrate at the end all while having good clean fun along the way (meaning they get very, very DIRTY). Seems very relevant in how all of us on the SCENE face challenges — helping each other and the celebrating and fun along the way. This is one reason I enjoy covering Gritty Goddess and being a part with all you readers out there in a place we call, The SCENE. All the best! We'll see you out there!

A QUICK WRAP which has little to do with our live music SCENE, but needs mention: the Gritty Goddess that just went down in April. Each year, we've seen many new faces and old

HARDY & CO. Continued from Page 55 "I've tried being a sinner, and I've tried being a saint,” said Hardy. “One thing I've found is you can’t have one without the other. This band allows me to be both, and we make same damn good music in the process! Hardy & Co. is all about making Texas music, which by definition is a mix of red dirt, rock, country, and blues that captures the essence of the Lone Star state. The SCENE Magazine sat in on a private rehearsal in their eclectic space in Alvin to exclusively hear the new sound. And if that rehearsal was any indication, this show is not to be missed! Hardy & Co. has been logging time at Big Door Studios to mix down their single “Turnaround Blues.” This single will be available free with entry on a compilation CD on Saturday, June 28 at the Will Play for Food III benefit concert. More details will be in The SCENE Magazine's June issue!

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supported the various benefits and willing to lend a hand to those who have fallen. We've got really good people here in our parts for which we can say, we've got a good thing going. Cheers!

guest appearance by musical troubadour, Rick Valente. Ever notice how each year, Bobbie and Steve bring in new instruments into the mix? If not, we know you've noticed their play list ever expanding and as of lately, into the eclectic beat off-the-mainpath materials that's captivating and pleasing to listen to. Always a good show!

TOUR STOP CLEAR LAKE - Readers will recall last month, we mentioned not needing to head up to the Woodlands to see

CATCHING UP - We did at the 9th Annual Floyd's Parking Lot Party. We got there in time to catch one of our favorite big bands, Funksion, fire things up for the packed audience. With the house rocking, we took time and reacquainted with several SCENE readers we've met over the years who have attended and

Rick Valente @ Cock & Bull

Last Hour @ Scout Bar good acts as we've got our reinvented Scout Bar. Word must have gotten out. We were at the Puddle of Mudd show and swear, the place was *packed* with new faces, very likely with many from the Woodlands. <vbgrin> Rules barred me from shooting the main attraction, but we were allowed to cover the opening local act, The Last Hour. The honor of opening for a national headliner has got to be a rush for our local groups, and The Last Hour took full advantage of it bringing out the fans and playing out of their skin that night. Very well done! In other Scout Bar news, the new sitting area is proving to be an excellent sports bar venue to catch the action and enjoy a fine craft beer with friends. Also, A.D. Rowntree, host of the Buzz Night has been promoted making room for Karah Leigh as host of this weekly Sunday night ritual. - Continued on Page 44

Funksion @ Floyd’s Parking Lot Party

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‘60s Party @ Cockeyed Seagull with Hourglass FLASHING BACK FURTHER - To the '60s we went with Hourglass at the Cock-Eyed Seagull for their annual Hippie Party complete with black light posters, psychedelics, costume contest, music of the era and guest appearances by Joey Wainwright and Billy Gilbert. Lots of new people came out for this year's party which means to me that this is definitely a cool gig going. On a side note, we reported a few months back on Billy Gilbert's return to the stage after a 20+ year hiatus and are happy to report that he's reintroduced his popular Musical Chairs Band featuring different talent from the local area sitting in and performing. Decades ago, his venue was KPFT radio and these days, you can catch Billy's Musical Chairs show at a venue near you. One is never quite Abel @ sure who he will be playing Claudio’s with, but it's a sure bet that it'll be a good show! Book 'em!

told them to go for the eclectic slant, we had to check it out... Jazzy Steely Dan playing? Check. Relaxed casual dining and good company to chat with friends? Check. Linen table clothes and candle lit tables? Hmm.... Dunno.... This *is* Jackie's Brickhouse but with the atmosphere that evening, it *could* have been. Jackie's Brickhouse, 11th Hour unplugged, week night dining entertainment. I think these folks are onto something...

NEW STOP ON THE BEAT - That would be Claudio's. Lot's of familiar features greeted us there, the iced bar, the bubbling lights, murals by McClendon, and Abel Salazar on the stage. It's been a while since we've last enjoyed the musical offerings by this entertainment genius, and it was long overdue. 11th Hour @ Jackie’s Brickhouse ECLECTIC is a style often thought of at those inner loop hangouts, so when Rob and the folks at Jackie's Brickhouse brought in 11th Hour's Shane Anthony (acoustic guitar) and Byron Roy (keyboard), and

LIGHTEN UP - That's the idea at Cock & Bull's Comedy Night running through the spring months. We sat in on an evening of comedians from around the Houston area right here in our own Clear Lake. Chatting with them during breaks, a prevalent comment of theirs was that we have one fantastic setting at the Cock & Bull for this kind of entertainment (sometimes takes an outsider to help point these things out). As far as the entertainment goes, a good laugh has been something missing for awhile, and we'll be back to get more. Also at the Cock & Bull in April, we enjoyed a relaxed Friday dinner with Wood & Wind on stage with a

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Last Hour @ Scout Bar

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Loose Notes by Andy Eng

Spring has finally sprung and hopefully our Gulf Coast weather we deserve will last for awhile - eight weeks-worth seems fitting... So, based on our samplings on the crawfish front, our initial dismay with the higher prices this season has been pleasingly satisfied with HUMONGOUS-sized offerings places are serving, the like that actually takes a couple bites to devour, making this year's mudbug season a great time to mingle and catch up with friends, family and neighbors, yes? Which gets us to another heart of the area's fine offerings, our Live Music SCENE where our April samplings were nothing short of fantastic! Our local artists have been at it adding new tunes, folding in new techniques, and sounding ‘60s Party @ Cock-Eyed better than ever and watching Seagull with Hourglass

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Cold Feet @ Seabrook Community Center you out there, I know you're enjoying it, too. Let's run down some of what went down in April. FLASHBACK - In the era of '80s garage band warriors was a local group by the name of Cold Feet based out of La Porte, that took the area by storm. Decades later, Cold Feet (Donny McCorquodale, David Hargrave, Danny Douglass, and Jack Horn) still play and their shows are announced by merely word of mouth. In April, we dropped everything to catch Cold Feet at the Seabrook Community Center and enjoyed one of the strongest performances these ears have ever enjoyed, as fine as an 80-year-old scotch! Cold Feet fans are amongst the best I've ever seen ranging from the ages of 2-foot-tall rockers to our beloved seasoned citizens and the rest of us in between. I've always wanted to hear what this natural hall reverb place sounded like and with the mixer set up dry, the ambience at the center was simply superb. We've simply got to figure out how to have more shows there. Opening for Cold Feet started the acoustic duo of Chris Elliott and Starr Jernigan - arguably two from the music cosmo's finest to offer each alternating licks and hits on vocals, lead, and rhythm. One thing listeners like about this duo is how they play the entire set non-stop with transitions between numbers creatively crisp – that's simply one aspect. Articulate power, tightly woven and intricate synchopation are a couple others. Book 'em.... - Continued on Page 46

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Who You Need To Know About Right Now:

Jordan Tydings of Thread Belly By Rhonda Meredith Back in April 2010, the Bay Area was introduced to Thread Belly, a progressive reggae band that has a strong, memorable musical groove. Thread Belly is the brainchild of musician/songwriter Jordan Tydings'. Performing casually in metal bands wasn’t the path he was looking for. Tydings had been mulling around with the thought of starting a band that would bring his creative vision to life. Things began to happen really quickly once he decided to go further with the idea. Tydings got plugged in with local musicians Charles Danford, Marc Borde, and Ryan Beard, and received opportunities to perform at Zone 504 and Scout Bar.

And as far as the name is concerned, the 27 year old Tydings said, “It came about simply because the two words sounded good when put together.” Life was looking really good and making some sense. Thread Belly’s songs were beginning to resonate with the crowds. There was a certain purpose revealing itself as Tydings’ talent developed. Things had not always been so clear. Growing up, Tydings traveled all over the world with his family and was exposed to many cultures. But, it wasn’t as glamorous as it sounds. Tydings' father used to make violins, and he taught Tydings and his siblings how to play. After mastering the violin, he picked up the mandolin at 8 years old. Then, he was drawn to the guitar around two years later. His family even had a bluegrass band. Tydings was set to play college football, but was sidelined due to a wrist injury and could not play. This, he says, was “a time of depression, but also a time of intense musical growth.” Years later, Tydings held corporate jobs with the titles “General Manager” and “Account Manager” but lost his employment after being arrested for not taking care of a traffic ticket. He says this was a catalyst into changing his life and pursuing his dreams. One of his favorite quotes comes from Vince Lombardi who is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s. "In the pursuit for perfection we achieve excellence." - Continued on Page 42

BREAKING NEWS @ PRESS TIME: Local musician and singer/songwriter Jordan Tydings is now under a oneyear, non-exclusive contract with 3G Entertainment (Los Angeles, CA), under the umbrella of Universal Music Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. This new partnership enables Thread Belly’s music to reach a bigger audience and puts a larger spotlight on the thriving Bay Area music scene.

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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE 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. -----------------------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 WedFri 5-8pm -----------------------Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $4 Drafts; $4.50 Premium Wells; $4.50 House Wines ------------------------

What: $3.50 Wells; $5.99 Domestic pitchers; $7.99 Import pitchers; $2 Domestic draft; $2.50 Import draft; $2.99 15 oz Margaritas ------------------------

Clear Lake Shores When: Mon thru Fri, 2 - 7pm What: Wells $3, Wine $3, Domestic Drafts $2; Draft Imports $3 -----------------------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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Where: 2513 NASA Pkwy on the water in Seabrook. When: Mon-Thurs 4-7pm; Friday AWOL Happy Hour Noon9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house. -----------------------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 -----------------------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 -----------------------Where: 4438 Boulevard What/When: M-TH all day $1.50 Oyster Shooters, $2 Well Schnapps shots, $2.75 wells & M-TH 9am-6pm $1.75 dom

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

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

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: 817 Clear Lake Rd,

drafts & Saturday 7am-4pm and Sunday 10am till close $2.50 Bloody Marys, Mimosas & Screwdrivers. $1 off all bottled beer & $.50 off all mixed drinks

Where: 315 Grand Ave. (Bacliff) When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm What: $3.25 Wells; $2.25 Dom. Longnecks; Mon: $3.25 Well Ritas; Tues: $4.25 Jager Bombs; Wed: $3.25 Amer. Honey; Thurs: $3.25 Fireball; Sun: $2.25 Dom Bottles & $3.25 Wells (12 to 8pm) ------------------------

Where: 1202 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146 in Seabrook) When: Mon - Fri 3-6:30

Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11-7pm What: $3.95 Ritas, $1.75 Domestic Draft -----------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm & SatSun 11am-6pm What: $2.50 Pints, $3.50 Wells, $6.50 Pitchers & $13 Buckets -----------------------Where: 11500 Space Center Blvd. When/What: 7 days a week 11am-7pm $2 All Drafts, $2.50 all Bottled Beer including Imports, $3 Off all Liquors making wells only $2.95 -----------------------

Where: 11500 Space Center Blvd. (Houston/Deer Park) When/What: 3-7pm MondayFriday and Thursday 3-11pm – Half priced Selected appetizers in the bar and Half off Signature Cocktails

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Featured Bartender Where: Baybrook Mall Food Court (500 Baybrook Mall) When: Mon.-Wed. till 4pm What: $2.50- Mimosas; $3.50House Wine; $4.50- Frozen Margaritas/ Daiquiris; $5.50- Long Island; $5.50- Shop-a-holic -------------------------Where: 901 NASA RD 1 When: MonFri 11-7pm; Wed- All day and all night; Sat 11-6; Sun 12-6 What: $3 screwdrivers and bloody marys, $3.25 well drinks, $2.50 domestic beer --------------------------

Where: 3659 NASA Pkwy (Seabrook) Monday (Trivia Night): $4 British Pints, $5 Martini Madness, Happy Hour Menu ~ All Night Long; Tuesday (Ladies Night): $5 Cosmos, $4 British Pints, $6.50 Irish Car Bombers, $5 House Wines, Happy Hour Menu until 6:32pm; Wednesday (OPEN Mic Night): 1/2 Price Bottle Wine Night, $4 British Pints, $6.50 Irish Car Bombers, Happy Hour Menu until 6.32pm; Thursday: $4 British Pints, $5 House Wines, $6.50 Irish Car Bombers, Happy Hour Menu until 6.32pm;

JAMES @ PIER 27 TAVERN Experience. James has 10 years of experience and is happy to be a part of the Pier 27 family. He says the customers are awesome! And his signature drinks are so good…The “Poison Apple” isn’t found in Fairy-Tale Land. Nope, it’s right here at the Pier and made with Fireball, Apple Pucker, and cranberry juice. Another concoction could be had three-ways. The “Trop-A-Tini” is made to be a shot, or a drink, or, a martini that consists of vanilla vodka, spiced or coconut rum, and pineapple and orange juices. Tennessee, Ohio, and Texas – Oh my! James is originally from East Tennessee, but moved to Cleveland, Ohio, for four years, before moving back to Tennessee to become a firefighter/EMT. Five years ago, he made it to Texas and the rest is history! He doesn’t want to upset anyone, but he still roots for his Cleveland sports teams. Pursuing his education. The single dad is studying Behavioral Sciences at San Jacinto College’s Central Campus for a possible business or legal future. His favorite class is philosophy, and math is, well, his least favorite. Every day is a learning experience with his 6-year-old son Caleb, who is his “little man.” Like Father, Like Son Life Motto! “Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes it eats you.” Yep, his dad said it to him, now James says it to his son. Musically Inclined. Fan of the outdoors. You may catch James at a local open mic and/or karaoke night. He loves the blues and plays the acoustic guitar and even sings. With that being said, he likes to attend art and music

festivals. Loves to take trips and go backpacking, snowboarding, white water kayaking, surfing and the beach. He also competes in Mixed Martial Arts with his college. Why yes ladies – he IS single… To catch James’ eye, a woman must possess loyalty, honesty, a good head on her shoulders, and be maternal. Likes: BOOKS: Psychological thrillers and historical non-fiction. MOVIES: The LEGO Movie, Little Mermaid, Troy, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or anything with martial arts. The bottom line: Come see him at Pier 27 Tavern. He tries to get everyone to have a good time and smiling by the end of the night.

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ZONE 504 SPORTS BAR & GRILL:

Great Views, Great Music & Great Drinks Specials By Rhonda Meredith Zone 504 Sports Bar & Grill’s friendly atmosphere has been a fixture in the Kemah Lighthouse District for more than eight years. The venue offers outdoor patio seating, a second story deck with a view, and an interior balcony overlooking the downstairs seating area. Pick a spot and enjoy Zone 504’s new and expanded draft beer tap system, including craft beer, sure to delight everyone. Entice your taste buds with an order of “Frychos.” This signature dish is not a cross between fries and nachos. No, let your imagine run big and think outside the box. The recipe begins with a pile of fries that is then topped with pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and cheese. Also on the menu is a variety of wings, sliders, and pizza. Come when the craving hits. The venue opens at 4 p.m. weekdays, at noon on the weekends, and the kitchen is always open late until 1 a.m. Enjoy outstanding service from the bar and keep in mind one of their signature shots (M-Bomb, Chocolate Love, and Pandas) when deciding on an adult beverage. Zone 504 shows all Houston sporting events and offers game-time drink and wing specials as well. The live musical entertainment varies throughout the week from DJ “Ne-Ko” spinning on Sunday nights, Mama Cass Karaoke on Monday nights, pick the hits on the jukebox on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, acoustic performers every Thursday nights, and live bands on Friday and Saturday nights. “A variety of bands perform,” said Jesse Chapa, one of Zone 504’s owners. He is speaking on behalf of co-owners Lori Chapa, and Eric and Krystal Gutierrez as well. “In May, we will be hosting Pirate Radio, Alvin and The Slickpunks, Revamp, The Band Hennessey, InDaSkies, Wyskey Tango, Soulfiya, and SNAFU.” Listen to the music from the indoor balcony upstairs, playing pool, or any of the other games downstairs. Dart tournaments are held on Monday nights at 10 p.m. And Corn Hole tournaments are every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The neighborhood bar, located at 504 Kipp Avenue, is within a building designated a landmark by the Kemah Historical Society. There is never a cover charge to have a good time.

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Introducing

HARDY & CO. Sir Mix-A-Lot Sat., May 10 SCOUT BAR

Skid Row

Whiskey-Driven, Texas Outlaw Music debuts Friday, May 9 at Scout Bar

Tues., May 20 SCOUT BAR

By Rhonda Meredith Get ready for the debut of Hardy & Co. on Friday, May 9 at Scout Bar, located at 18307 Egret Bay Blvd. in Webster. Expect a high octane show that will blur the genre lines with musical influences such as ZZ Top, Reckless Kelly, Ian Moore, and Gary Allan just to name a few. It’s also local musician Chris J. Hardy’s (the band’s namesake) first ever appearance as a lead singer and front man of a full band. Hardy & Co. is comprised of Hardy, and three other accomplished musicians. James Copeland (guitars), Hardy’s longtime friend, had to re-learn how to use his left arm and hand as he recovered from a motorcycle accident that nearly cost him his life. “Hardy & Co. had to be put on hold while I waited for my best friend to heal,” said Hardy. “I didn't want any other guitar player and this guy was worth the wait!”

Navigators Sat., May 24 T-BONE TOMS

Chris Hardy’s WILL PLAY FOR FOOD III show benefiting the Galveston Food Bank will take place on June 28 at Scout Bar.

Chris Barnes (bass, upright bass) provides the low rumble. “Barnes is a true road dog musician. That guy puts on more miles and plays more music than anyone I know. He's paid his dues, and we are a better band for having him.” Rounding out Hardy & Co. is Eric Sanders (drums) whom Hardy built a musical kinship through an open mic night. “Eric was playing at every Open Mic in town. Sitting in and playing for anyone and everyone he could find. His enthusiasm and energy was a welcome fit for Hardy & Co. This guy loves to play anything!”

Robin Zander Band

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