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Featuring Bottomless Mimosas • Live Music Buffet with seafood, fresh pasta, Italian cheeses, omelette station & more! • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Masa Sushi Keep The Holidays Flavorful! By Rhonda Meredith For more than nine years, Masa Sushi has successfully combined traditional Japanese cuisine with a splash of French flare. Masa Sushi’s Fusion Restaurant is located at 977 NASA Road One and Masa Sushi’s Sake Bar is at 1804 W. FM 646 in Dickinson. Both locations offer a welcoming environment amidst an American contemporary décor with Asian accents. Whether you choose to sit at the sushi bar or in a comfortable booth or table, the atmosphere will suit your business or casual needs.

HOLIDAY INFORMATION: ‘Tis the season to get the perfect gift, so why not make it a Masa Sushi gift certificate? Purchase $50-worth of gift certificates in December and get a complimentary $10 gift certificate. It’s not too early to plan for New Year’s Eve. Drawings will be held at both locations every hour on the hour between 5 to 10 p.m. for a $100 gift card. CUSTOMER APPRECIATION:

Owner Michael Zhou and his wife Chi’s experiences as chefs set the foundations for quality sushi and flavorful sashimi along with many other dishes. Though we use the word "sushi" to refer to all the delicious fish and rice, the word "sushi" actually refers to only the sweet, vinegar rice. If you order fish without the sushi rice, then it's "sashimi." Also, “masa” from the name Masa Sushi means graceful or elegant. The food terms may seem daunting if you are not well-versed in Japanese cuisine, but Masa Sushi makes choosing your delicious lunch or dinner easy with the food’s description underneath the menu name. Remember that the friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you in making the perfect selection for lunch or dinner.

Membership has its privileges. Masa Sushi has a rewards system in place along with a complimentary membership card. A frequent customer point is added to the card’s account for every dollar spent. Receive a $20 gift card upon reaching 200 points, or $20 off your bill.

Masa Sushi has an extensive menu that showcases the creativity of its owner. For example in the appetizer selections, the Japan Nacho is a twist on crispy wonton chips with jalapeño, avocado and cream cheese toppings. Thinking outside the usual is a key component to the successful restaurant and the hand rolls and rolls prove it. Some of Masa Sushi’s best sellers really set them apart from any other restaurant. - Continued on Page 14

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Quaker Steak and Lube By Rhonda Meredith The days seem to rush by faster toward the end of the year. Don’t let it fly by without making some memories. Mark your calendars now for “Lunch with Santa” on December 13, 14, 20, and 21 at Quaker Steak & Lube, located at 2502 Gulf Freeway in League (at Victory Lakes). Santa is taking a time-out from perusing the Naughty and Nice List to come hangout at Quaker Steak from 2 to 5 p.m. December 13 also marks the start of the “12 Days of Christmas,” in which proceeds go to a different charity each day. The kick-off party for this event begins at 11 a.m. Since opening in June, Quaker Steak & Lube has been the place for anyone looking for hot wings, great food, and lots of fun with friends and family. This “filling station” is known for its fun decor that pays tribute to old-school gas stations. The concept actually began in 1974 as a way to preserve the culture of those old gas stations in conjunction with the pastime of high-powered muscle cars. Even today, “The Lube” is still rescuing muscle cars, vintage cars, trucks, and a vast selection of custom and

antique motorcycles, giving them good homes hanging from the walls and ceilings, and displayed overhead on hydraulic grease racks in each restaurant. The “Brickyard,” complete with multiple TVs and roll-up doors, is a great area to watch sports and hang out. As you enter the restaurant, check out this cool detail: There's a TV embedded in the floor! Quaker Steak's appeal is also in its eye-catching and vintage green and white exterior. But make no mistake: “We are a restaurant, not an oil changing shop!” said Rameez Waliyani, one of Quaker Steak’s fine managers. The Lube serves over 80 million wings annually throughout all of its locations, has bottled sauces for retail sale, has won the title of “Best Wings USA,” and has hundreds of local, national and international awards for their sauce recipes. Take the “Triple Atomic” wing challenge if you dare. (This scores the most spicy on their heat unit scale.) Or if you want to play it safe, order from more than 20 other "tamer" wing flavors on the menu – 26 wing sauces to be exact! - Continued on Page 13

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QUAKER STEAK: Continued From Page 10 Be the cool guy with the hottest gift at your holiday exchange when you purchase a gift from The Lube’s gift shop. Choose from sauces, dry rubs, and apparel as well. Or purchase a $25 gift card, and get a $5 gift card for free. Quaker Steak features appetizing menu selections, and holds super-charged events every week including “All-You-Can-Eat” wings for $12.99 on Tuesdays from 5 to 10 p.m., “Bike Nites” on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays has two great deals: "Texas Best Brunch Buffet" (from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.) for $13.99 per person and the kids menu is available for $1.99, valid with purchase of an adult entree. For all you night owls, The Lube's kitchen is open late with great "after 10 specials" including a $2, $4 and $6 menu to munch on with you wet your whistle with "$100-ounce Lube Tubes" priced at $12 for domestics, $15 for imports and $18 for craft beers.

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MASA SUSHI: Continued From Page 9 Two newest additions to the menu are the Super Happy roll (super white tuna, shrimp tempura, fresh salmon, cucumber, avocado, smelt roe, green onion, shallot, cilantro, lettuce, and spicy shiracha) and the El Dorado roll (shrimp tempura, salmon, spicy tuna, spicy kani, cucumber, avocado, smelt roe, tempura flake, and brown mayo). Masa Sushi mixes creativity and fun with their five-piece sushi rolls. Paying homage to our great area is the Space Center roll (tuna, salmon, yellow tail, smoked salmon, shrimp, crab, avocado, and cucumber) and the signature Masa Sushi roll (soft shell crab, shrimp tempura, onion, cucumber, smelt roe, avocado and radishes). Other options to consider are the Michael roll (sautĂŠed lobster, green onion, garlic, kani, smelt roe, avocado, cucumber, and soy paper), the Love at First Sight roll (salmon, super white tuna, snapper, kani, black pepper tuna, avocado, jalapeĂąo cucumber garlic, shallots, and - Continued on Page 15

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Visit The SCENE’s Mobile-Friendly Waterfront Dining Guide at www.theSCENEmagazine.com or scan the QR code. MASA SUSHI: Continued From Page 14 green onion), the Honolulu roll (spicy shrimp, salmon, snapper, kani, smelt roe, avocado, cucumber, mayo and honey wasabi), or the Alaska (snow crab, jalapeno in tempura, smelt roe, super white tuna, white tuna, cucumber and a honey cream sauce). Japanese favorites such as onigiri (hand-pressed rice balls), sabashioyaki (broiled mackerel), as well as an assortment of udon and soba noodle soups are featured items. Order a fresh Japanese-style ramen dish. Miso Ramen consists of a miso broth (soy-based), fresh ramen noodles, bean sprouts, roasted seaweed, crab, and braised pork loin. Tonkotsu Ramen mirrors the aforementioned, but contains a pork broth. Both menu items are

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delicious and have become quite popular with regular guests. Dinner entrees include multiple sushi and sashimi combinations, bento boxes, hibachi dinners, and the ever-awesome specialty dishes. Order the Masa Hot Rock Beef (thin-sliced rib-eye served with shaved garlic and special dipping sauce) and savor traditional Japanese table cooking in a whole new style. (Only at the Nasa Road One location.) The seafood connoisseur will want to experience the Seafood Konro (simmering shrimp, scallop, squid, snapper and vegetables on "kamisukinabe" paper.) Masa Sushi’s fresh fish is flown in from Honolulu daily. The restaurant also boasts an assortment of Japanese beers, and sake as well as a contemporary wine list. Take a break any day of the week between 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for one of Masa Sushi’s many lunch specials. Their chef specials are pretty amazing, too. Get a head start and see what’s on the menu by visiting their website at www.MasaSushiTexas.com.

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Jackie’s Brickhouse gives back to the community By Rhonda Meredith

Last year’s “Adopt A Family” program at Jackie’s Brickhouse

Please join Jackie’s Brickhouse to support this wonderful community we live, work and play in. The venue needs your support as we close out 2014, and ring in 2015. During the holiday months, the need for emergency assistance to families tends to increase. Jackie’s Brickhouse and South Coast Jeeps have teamed up to help collect as many NON-PERISHABLE items as possible to benefit the Galveston County Food Bank. Let’s fight hunger together. On Thursday, December 11 from 6 a.m. until midnight, a drive-through drop-off will be available at Jackie’s Brickhouse, located at 1053 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) in Kemah.

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Donations are being accepted now as well. “We have five boxes. We know, that with the community's help, we can fill them all,” said John Barrera, General Manager at Jackie’s Brickhouse. Saturday, January 31, at noon, please join Jackie’s Brickhouse for their first benefit of 2015. This huge event is for injured biker Todd Flinders. Friendswood residents Flinders and his wife Tammy Guzman were involved in a motorcycle accident last month (November 9) at the Lone Star Rally in Galveston. He sustained a traumatic brain injury that left him in a coma. The “Flinders Fight Benefit” hopes to make a long and hard road to recovery less stressful. Visit the Facebook pages for Jackie’s Brickhouse and Flinders Fight Benefit for more information. “We do not and will not forget where we came from, or the people who helped us get here,” said Barrera on why it is so important for Jackie’s Brickhouse to give back to the community. The venue also supports its employees, and will be closing at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 15 for a “staff and their families” Christmas party. And if you need a last minute Christmas gift, Jackie’s Brickhouse has you covered. Purchase $50 worth of gift cards, and receive a complimentary $10 gift card. Jackie’s Brickhouse is the place to be! Tickets are on sale now for their New Year’s Eve party with the Mambo Jazz Kings performing. In the meantime, they are now serving brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. featuring bottomless Mimosas. Jackie Brickhouse’s opens daily at 11 a.m. to serve mouthwatering lunches. On Tuesdays nights from 5 to 10 p.m. enjoy their new “2 for $20” promotion that includes an appetizer and two entrees. There is always something going on because the party never ends! Check out their ad monthly to see what's next.

ICM will be partnering with Clear Lake Presbyterian Church on 1511 El Dorado Blvd in transforming their gymnasium into a free shopping spree for parents. New, unwrapped gifts for ages 0-12 will be accepted at the administration office through December 12. Donations after the 12th will be accepted at the church on Dec. 14-15. The event is scheduled for Dec. 16-17. If you would like to volunteer for this wonderful event, contact Director of Volunteers, Annette Snow Falks at asnowfalks@icmtx.orgor 281-332-3881, ext 1105.

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Christmas Toy Drive & Pub Crawl Come out on Friday, December 12 for the Annual Krewe du Lac Toy Drive & Pub Crawl. Donate an unwrapped toy & join Kemah's Mardi Gras Pirates "Krewe du Lac" for an evening of Christmas/Pirate tomfoolery. Holiday or Pirate attire encouraged. Door prizes awarded at each stop. Starts at T-Bone Tom’s at 6:30 p.m. See ad on page 26 in this issue for more info.

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By Kelley Dawson Local watercolor artist, MaryAnn Selva is inspired by the light. “I was born an artist, she said. “I’ve always had a creative side.” Selva told her mother encouraged her creativity. She shared, “My first toy was a Lite-Brite and I made all kinds of light pictures.” Selva mentioned, “As I matured, so did my art forms.” She worked with many mediums including crafts, fiber arts, graphic art, stained glass, and currently paints with water colors. Selva explained she was attracted to the “fluidity of water color, the light interpretations, and its spontaneity.” She added, “It’s a fun medium. You have a plan, and the medium is unpredictably spontaneous. You couldn’t have planned it to look that good.” As a watercolor artist, Selva revealed she has learned to “let go and enjoy the unexpected.” She stated the spontaneity inspires her to be more aware her life’s surprise moments. She also said the medium develops and grows as she changes. Having trained at the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, Selva continues to use her craft in new ways. Selva believes, “My extensive exploration of this world has enriched the foundation of my art.” She said, “Painting teaches me and each piece tells a story.” Selva’s watercolor works present pure enchantment. Her diverse subjects and collections prove the splendor of spontaneity. Each expressive piece a magical melding of colors and tints telling a story one wants to hear again and again.

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One of Selva’s favorite works includes her “The Dawn of Trust” collection about Dawn, a rescued pelican from the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill. As Selva told, the pelican had to learn trust after breaking a wing. Selva expressed that the series is a lesson to people; teaching the ability to trust can be nurtured even after a bad incident.

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Selva’s latest “Underwater Adventure” series captivates with whimsical mermaids. The collection includes handcrafted coasters and tiles plus a children’s book series written by the artist. Selva stated she is motivated to share the things that bring her joy. She is lucky to have an extensive graphic arts background in order to produce Giclée (gee’ clay) prints or what Selva calls “a Fine Art reproduction.” According to her, the prints are an exact original duplicate down to the texture and the prints “make it possible for everyone to own and collect Fine Art.”

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ART December 1 – January 8: Faculty Exhibition, UHCL Art Gallery, Mon – Thur, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri, 9 a.m. – noon, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., www.uhcl.edu/artgallery December 1 – January 4: Ice Sculptures Exhibit, Moody Gardens, Galveston, galveston.com December 6: Elder Street Art Market, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1100 Elder Street. Kelly.art.and.designs@comcast.net December 9, 16, 23, 30: All Media Art Classes with Gay Pastora, Classes at 8:30 a.m. & 6 p.m., Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1392 butlerlonghornmuseum.com

Galveston, 409-763-7173, thegrand.com

PHOTOGRAPHY December 18: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Longhorn Museum, 6 - 9 p.m. 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393 president@bayareaphotoclub.org, bayareaphotoclub.org

THEATRE December 5 - 21: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. & Sun. 3 p.m. Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen-Genoa Rd, Pasadena, 713-941-1758, pasadenalittletheatre.com December 5 - 21: Miracle on 34th , Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. & Sun. 2:30 p.m., Clear Creek

December 15: Lakeview Guild Meeting. 3rd Monday each month 7 p.m., check website for location, for info, email info@lakeviewquiltersguild.org, lakeviewquiltersguild.org

December 5 – 14: The Nutcracker, December 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th at 7:30 p.m. & December 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th at 2 p.m. Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre at University of Houston Clear Lake, Bayou Theatre, Call for tickets 281-480-1617, bahbt.org December 9, 16, 23, 30: Country Western Dance Lessons, 11 a.m. – Noon, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com

MUSIC December 5 & 6: Clear Lake Symphony Concert, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m., 18220 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, clearlakesymphony.org December 18: Michael Martin Murphy in Concert – Cowboy Christmas, 8 p.m., The Grand, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-7637173, thegrand.com December 20: Robert Earl Keen in Concert, 8 p.m., The Grand, 2020 Postoffice,

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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, 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.

December 20: Meet Santa and his friends at the Museum, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com

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Butler Longhorn Museum: 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-3321393, butlerlonghornmuseum.com

December 21: Houston Children’s Christmas Concert- Holiday Pop, 8 p.m. The Grand, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-7637173, thegrand.com

Galveston Railroad Museum: Train Rides every Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2602 Santa Fe, Galveston, 409-765-5700, galvestonmuseum.com.

December 31: 6th Annual Casino Night, Theatre Fundraiser, Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen-Genoa Rd, Pasadena, 713-9411758, pasadenalittletheatre.com

League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday to Friday. Call for group reservations, 281554-2994, 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, oneroomschoolhouse.org

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Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning & computer classes forming, 281-474-9142, 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

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Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, LSFM.org Moody Gardens: 24-hour animal webcam, Galveston Moody Gardens, 800-582-4673, moodygardens.com, Festival of Lights Until January 3 & Ice Sculpture Until January 4 - Continued on Page 23

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Favorite Holiday Productions Are Here! Everyone’s favorite holiday productions are here, so tie a Christmas ribbon around your finger to remind yourself to get your tickets now. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens December 5 and runs through the 21 at Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen Genoa Road, Pasadena. Adapted from the book of the same name by Barbara Robinson, this comedy is one of the most hilarious Christmas classics. Directed by Craig Trauschke, the local cast consists of 4 men, 6 women, 8 boys and 9 girls. This production begins with a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant and faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This is a fun show for the entire family and will have you laughing at the escapades. Buy your tickets at the website, pasadenalittletheatre.org, or by calling 713-941-1758. A special Thursday performance on December 18 offers two tickets for $15. Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy or game for their Officer Santa Barrel in the lobby. Also the theatre is giving away an iPad Air, so buy your raffle tickets also in the lobby for this giveaway. The drawing will be held at the production on the December 7.

It’s not too early to plan your New Year’s Eve fun; Pasadena Little Theatre is having their 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Casino Night. This fundraising event will have blackjack, craps, slots, roulette and a silent auction. Live music and door prizes add to the excitement with a champagne toast at midnight and a post-midnight breakfast. Tickets are $50. a person, space is limited so call the theatre to reserve your spot. Additionally the theatre is accepting raffle items, silent auction items and door prizes for the event. Support this local theatre by donating and buying tickets.

Get Ready to Experience Holiday Magic with BAHBT’s The Nutcracker The Bay Area’s own professional ballet company, Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre, presents The Nutcracker December 5 – 7 and December 12 – 14 at the University of Houston - Clear Lake Bayou Theatre, 2700 Bay Area. The Nutcracker tells the beloved holiday tale of Clara and her dream journey with her most treasured Christmas gift, the Nutcracker. The Nutcracker then takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow where they are greeted by dancing Snow Flakes and the Snow Queen and then on to the Land of the Sweets, the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Join the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre for this special holiday ballet, a special treat with beautiful sets, magical dancing and a timeless story. Tickets to see BAHBT’s production of The Nutcracker range from $25 to $35 and can be purchased by calling the BAHBT box office at 281-480-1617 or visiting www.bahbt.org. Group discounts are also available by calling the BAHBT box office.

Art Calender: Continued from Page 21 San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9a.m. to 6 p.m. La Porte, 281-479-2421, sanjacinto-museum.org Space Center of Houston: 1602 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, spacecenter.org

Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday to Sunday, 409 6th Street N., Texas City, 409-6435799, texas-city-tx.org/Museumabout.htm To be in The SCENE Arts Calendar email me at dominotaylor@yahoo.com.

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Upcoming Fitness Events Sat., Dec. 6, 2014 Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Reindeer Run St. John Hospital 2035 Space Park Drive Nassau Bay, TX 77058 Reindeer Dash 5K Run/Walk Jimmy Burke Activity Center 500 W. 13th Street Deer Park, TX 77536 Wicked Wine Run Galveston Haak Vinyards and Winery • 6310 Ave. T Santa Fe, TX 77510 Sat., Dec. 13, 2014 Relay For Life 5K Fun Run Tom Bass Regional Park III • 15108 Cullen Rd Houston, TX 77047 Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 Santa Hustle Texas 5K & 1/2 Marathon Sengerfest Park 2300 Strand Galveston, TX 77550 Sat., Jan. 3, 2015 6th Annual Surfside Shuffle 5K/10K 2211 Blue Water Highway Surfside Beach, TX 7754 Sat., Jan. 17, 2015 The Beerfooter Beach Run 2015 Beerfoot Beach Bar • 2816 Ave R 1/2 Galveston, TX 77550 Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 Dawson Winter Dash 5K

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& Family Fun Run Turner High School • 4717 Bailey Road Pearland, TX 77584 Nolan Ryan Junior High 5K 11500 Shadow Creek Parkway Pearland, TX Sun., Feb. 1, 2015 Galveston Marathon and Half Marathon Sengerfest Park 2300 Strand, Galveston, TX Sun., Feb. 1, 2015 Galveston Marathon and Half Marathon Sengerfest Park 2300 Strand Galveston, TX 77550

Santa Hustle Galveston 5k & Half Marathon

benefiting the Galveston County Food Bank Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 Mardi Gras! Galveston Fun Run 5k -Jolly Jester Jaunt The Mardi Gras Arch 2300 Ships Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550

Tremont House Hotel in Galveston Want to help out at the Santa Hustle Galveston 5k and Half Marathon benefiting the Galveston County Food Bank? Then volunteer! they could use your help and every "elf" will receive a free elf shirt, elf hat, food and drinks and lots of gratitude! Children must be 12 years of age or older and accompanied by an adult. All volunteer shifts on December 20th will be held at the Tremont House Hotel in Galveston. Volunteer shifts on December 21st will be held in downtown Galveston at Saengerfest Park. For more information or to sign up, contact Natalie Clarke at 409-945-4232 or natalie@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org.

Run For A Nurse 5K Howard L. Ward Park (Upper Bay Road) Nassau Bay, Texas 77058 Alvin ISD Education Foundation Turtle Race Family Fun Run/Walk om Blakeney Hike and Bike Trail bridge, Alvin, TX Sat., Feb. 14, 2015 CRAZY Krewe 7K Run / 3K Walk Clear View High School - Gym, 400 S. Walnut, Webster 77598 Sun., Feb. 15, 2015

Sugar & Spice Half Marathon 2500 Falcon Pass Drive Houston, TX. 77062 (Female Only) Sat., Feb. 21, 2015 Ima's Home For Children 5K 9900 Almeda Genoa

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“HAMBURG” WINS LAKEWOOD’S YACHT OF THE YEAR At Lakewood Yacht Club’s Fall Ball held on Sat., Nov. 15, Commodore Tom Collier announced that racer and member Al Goethe’s J/109 boat “Hamburg” captured the “Yacht of the Year” for 2014. This annual trophy goes to the Lakewood Yacht Club boat that has the best score in club-hosted races on Galveston Bay and of the coast of Galveston. The four regattas are Bay Cup I and II, the Shoe Regatta, and the Heald Bank Regatta in the Gulf of Mexico. When asked about the award, Goethe remarked that it was unexpected. “I was very excited and surprised when Race Committee Chairman Gerhart Wittich called my name for ‘Hamburg’!” he said. “It is a real commitment to race in all four regattas, especially the offshore and overnight Heald Bank Regatta”

Sailing Calendar

Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 13 • Kemah Channel

Goethe credits the steadiness of his crew, most of whom have raced with him for over ten years. He listed them as Andrew Houghton, Steve Guerin, Moray Sandison, with Doug Cummings and Bill Nickle being the newer ones. Goethe grew up in Hamburg, Germany, hence the name of his J/Boat. He cruised with his parents in Holland as a child and did not start racing until moving to Houston in about 1998. Outside of local races on Galveston Bay and in the Gulf of Mexico, he has raced in the J/109 North American Championships in Chicago in 2009 and 2013, coming in second place to the same boat both years. At Lakewood Yacht Club where Goethe is serving his second term on the board of directors, he has been chairman of the national J/Fest South Regatta for three years and served as Flag Officer Treasurer twice. He is married to wife Kathy and they have a daughter Hannah and son Eric, both in college.

LAKEWOOD RACERS FARE WELL IN J/FEST SOUTHWEST REGATTA At the awards ceremony for the 5th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta held on Sun. afternoon of Nov. 2, Lakewood Yacht Club racers earned 9 out of the 20 trophies presented, or almost 50%. This national race with sailors coming from as far away as Colorado, was held on Galveston Bay on Sat., Nov. 1 and Sun. Nov. 2, in very windy and challenging conditions.

Double-Handed Regatta Dec.13 • Galveston Bay

HYC Revognah Regatta

Thurs. Jan 1 • Galveston Bay

HOUSTON YACHT CLUB 281-471-1255

Cold Front Youth Race

Dec. 13 & 14 • Galveston Bay

LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB 281-474-2511

“With 20 knot winds and gusts much more than that, racers had a wild time and loved every minute of it,” remarked J/Fest Regatta Chairman Al Goethe. Fifty eight boats raced in two lines with Line A featuring the J/105’s, J/109’s, J/PHRF Spinnaker Asymmetrical and J/PHRF Spinnaker Symmetrical. Line B featured the J/22’s, J/24’s and the new J/70’s. Friends and family of the racers were aboard the Spectator Boat “Liberty Bell” owned by Paul Dunphey on Sat., Nov. 1. Attending the J/Fest Southwest Regatta for the fifth year in a row was J/Boat co-founder Rodney Johnstone from the northeast. He presented the trophies to the winners on Sun. afternoon. In the J/105 fleet, Lakewood racers John Barnett on “Vici” placed 3rd while Uzi Ozeri came in 2nd on “Infinity”. Lakewood racers swept the J/109 fleet with Dave Christensen, 2nd place, on “Airborne” ; Al Goethe, 1st place on “Hamburg”. Lakewood racer J.D. Hill placed 2nd on J/PHRF Spinnaker Asymmetrical on “Second Star”. On Line B, Marek Valesek of Lakewood placed 2nd for the J/22 fleet while Casey Lambert claimed 1st. In the J/70 fleet, Lakewood racers Chris Lewis came in 3rd whereas Taylor Lutz placed 1st. Making the weekend memorable were numerous sponsors including the City of Seabrook which was the title sponsor. Seabrook Mayor Glenn Royal greeted and congratulated the racers. Afterwards, Goethe awarded Five Year Anniversary Trophies to 11 racers and participants through the years. “This was our most successful J/Fest yet and we look forward to the 6th year in 2015,” concluded Goethe.

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Icicle Race 1

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Icicle Race 2

Sat, Jan 10 • Galveston Bay

Icicle Race 3

Sat, Jan 17 • Galveston Bay

Icicle Race 4

Sat, Jan 24 • Galveston Bay

Icicle Race 5

Sat, Jan 31 • Galveston Bay

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Weekends on the Water 53rd CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE Dec.13 from 6 to 9 p.m • Clear Lake/Kemah Channel The 53rd Anniversary Christmas Boat Lane Parade will be Saturday, December 13 from 6 to 9 p.m on Clear Lake and through the Kemah Channel. Ring in the holidays with this Clear Lake tradition. More than 100,000 people traditionally enjoy this event from land and from hundreds of boats anchored throughout the Lake. The parade features more than 100 brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay. To participate in the parade: Early entry is only $60 per boat and includes a Skipper's Bag filled with fun donations from area merchants and two tickets to the Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 14. A great way to get involved is by participating as a sponsor. There are many sponsorships available, from he individual awards: $150, $250, or $350 and up. This is a great way to advertise your business while spreading a little Christmas cheer. This memorable event is produced by the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and is a success because of the very dedicated committee. To participate or for more details visit clearlakearea.com or contact Shari Sweeney at 281-488-7676.

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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Featured Attractions

1. Space Center Houston

Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the 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

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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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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


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Bombshells

Scout Bar

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Quaker Steak & Lube

Skallywag

1. Aspens................817 Clear Lake Rd. (Clear Lake Shores) 2. Bada Bing ........................2925 Gulf Freeway (@ FM 646) 3. Bakkhus Taverna Greek................605 6th Street (Kemah) 4. Beach Hut ........................731 Seawall Blvd. (Galveston) 5. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina............19431 Gatebrook Dr. 6. Big Shots ..........................................11500 Space Center 7. Bombay Tadka ............................17926 Hwy 3, Suite 101 8. Bombshells - Webster..........................803 E NASA Pkwy 9. Boondoggles ....................................4106 NASA Parkway 10. Bullrito’s ....................1820 Nasa Parkway (Nassau Bay) 11. Bullrito’s ..................12617 Underwood Road (La Porte) 12. Bullrito’s ........................3709 Center Street (Deer Park) 13. Bullrito’s............4802 E Sam Houston Pkwy (Pasadena) 14. Cabo ............................2513 NASA Parkway (Seabrook) 15. Caps and Corks ..........500 Baybrook Mall in Food Court 16. Casper’s Billiards..................137 21st Street (San Leon) 17. Center Court Pizza & Brew ......3202 Marina Bay Blvd. J 18. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 19. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 20. Chasin’ Tails ............................2402 Bay Area Boulevard 21. Claudio’s Restaurant & Piano Bar ..3202 Marina Bay Dr 22. Cock-Eyed Seagull ......................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 23. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack ........309 4th Street(Kemah) 24. Cullen’s............................................11500 Space Center 25. D Bar 937......................937 Dixie Farm Road (Houston) 26. Dempsey’s Sports Pub ..20801 Gulf Freeway (Webster) 27. Dan’s Pizza Company ................................15148 Hwy 3 28. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..........2111 FM 517 29. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ..................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 30. Don Pico’s - Pasadena ..............4940 Fairmont Parkway 31. Don Pico’s - Pearland ..............9811 Broadway (FM518) 32. D’Vine Wine - Galveston ..............................2110 Strand 33. Esteban's Cafe & Cantina..............402 West Main Street 34. Fatty’s..................................1717 2nd Street (Seabrook) 35. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..............20760 Gulf Frwy 36. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ................1300 Broadway 37. Floyd’s On The Water 1301 Harborwalk Dr., (Hitchcock) 38. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1 39. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd

Chasin’ Tails

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40. Gordon St. Tavern....................114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) 41. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ............1232 W. FM 646 42. Jackie’s Brickhouse ..1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 44. Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen ..........1108 Marina Bay Drive 45. JP’s Upperdeck............................609 Bradford (Kemah) 46. Katie’s......................................................315 Grand Ave. 47. Kemah Asian Cafe ....................1201 Hwy 146 (Kemah) 48. La Brisa - Bacliff ......................................4001 Hwy 146 49. La Brisa - League City ..........501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 50. Lazy Lizard Cantina ..............1817 Avenue K (San Leon) 51. Las Haciendas • NASA ......................1020 NASA Rd. 1 52. Las Haciendas • I-45 ......................12933 Gulf Freeway 53. Las Haciendas • South Shore ........2951 Marina Bay Dr. 54. Lelia’s ..........................................18119 Egret Bay Blvd 55. Lone Star Grill ..........................3435 Hwy 146 (Bacliff)) 56. Luna’s Restaurant (Hilton) ............3000 NASA Parkway 57. Main 101 Grill & Bar ..............101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 58. Main Event ......................................1125 Magnolia Ave. 59. Mainly Drinks ..................223 W. Main Street (La Porte) 60. Malibu Steaks and Seafood ..6425 Broadway St Pearland 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. Midnite Slice ..............................1605 2nd St, Seabrook 73. Monkey Bar ..........................................605 6th Street C 74. Noah’s Ark Restaurant..............4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) 75. Nobi Public House............241 E NASA Pkwy, (Webster) 76. Opus Bistro ........................................1002 Aspen Road 77. Palapa Bar..................................608 6th Street (Kemah) 78. Pelican Grill ..................3142 Nasa Parkway (Seabrook) 79. Pier 27 Tavern ................3202 Marina Bay Blvd. Suite F 80. Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana ........2700 Marina Bay Drive 81. Pomodoro’s Pasta & Pizzeria ..............1303 Nasa Pkwy

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82. R&R Sports Bar ................3338 83. Railean Rum ......................341 84. Quaker Steak & Lube ..2502 S. 85. Sam’s Boat ................................ 86. San Luis Resort ........................5 87. Scotty’s Pub ............................... 88. Scout Bar ................................... 89. Sherlock’s................................... 90. Int. Signature Bistro ....1918 NAS 91. Skallywag Suds N' Grub ............ 92. Skipper’s..................1026 FM 20 93. South Shore Harbour Resort..250 94. Star Cinema Grill ..................102 95. Star Fleet Marina ...................... 2 96. Thai Stellar ......................803 NA 97. The Cock & Bull ........3659 NASA 98. The Spot ........................3204 Se 99. The Davenport ......................123 100. The Hop.................................... 101. The Paint Pub ............1840 NAS 102. The Tree House ........................ 103. The Score Board ...................... 104. Time Out Sports Bar #1 .........1 105. Time Out Sports Bar #2 ........... 106. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ..........4 107. Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Ba 108. Tookie’s ................................... 109. Topwater Grill ......................81 110. T-bone Tom’s............................ 111.Tuscany Bistro..................2951 112. Union Tavern ............................ 113. Wolfies Clear Lake ................... 114. Zone 504 .................................

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HOW FAR AWAY IS...? The SCENE’s Texas Brewery & Brewpub Map

Visit online @ www.theSCENEmagazine.com *We selected the Endeavour highrise on the shore of Clear Lake for our point of reference when measuring distance to Texas breweries. Not only is it centrally located in our market, but visible from all over. Karbach Brewing 2032 Karbach Street Houston, TX 77092

37.5 miles • 43 minutes*

Galactic Coast Brewing 1675 Dickinson Ave, Dickinson, TX 77539

Galveston Island Brewing 8423 Stewart Rd. Galveston, TX 77554 29.8 miles • 41 minutes*

9.2 miles • 22 minutes*

Texian Brewing 1125 FM 359 Richmond, Texas 77406

48.3 miles • 58 minutes*

Texas Beer Refinery 1825 Dickinson Ave Dickinson, TX 77539

Saint Arnold Brewing 2000 Lyons Ave. Houston, TX 77020

29.9 miles • 34 minutes*

9.7 miles • 23 minutes*

No Label Brewing 5351-A 1st Street Katy, TX 77493 56.7 miles • 1h 5 min*

Beerfoot Beach Bar 2816 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX 77550

Anheuser-Busch 775 Gellhorn Drive Houston, TX 77029

30.2 miles • 42 minutes*

Lone Pint 507 Commerce Street Magnolia, TX 77355

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The Tree House (901 NASA Parkway, Village Real Shopping Center, Houston): Call for details. RSVP recommended. Call 281286-8956. The Cock & Bull British Pub (3659 NASA Road 1, Seabrook): If you haven’t been to a “Party at the Pub,” you are really missing out… This year, they will be closing the entire pub to the public and turning the Pub’s bar area into a CASINO for the raffle at the end of the night! A casino?, you ask. What will that include? For the Card Sharks, there will be Blackjack! For the Dice Rollers, there will be Craps! And for the Numbers Players, there will be Roulette! If you don’t know how to play, they will teach you how to play these friendly games. At the end of the evening, trade in your winning chips for raffle tickets for multiple chances to win great prizes. Along with a Divine Dinner Buffet with Roast Prime Rib, Fish, Chicken plus a plethora of other delicious items, included, per couple, is one bottle of bubbly! Of course, all of the New Year’s Eve accessories (hats, whistles, crowns and other goodies) are included. What about music and dancing? Bruce Courtney will kick off the evening at 7 p.m. singing fabulous favorites to get you out on the dance floor! The beloved DJ Bill Byous will keep you on your feet dancing way past midnight! The casino raffle will take place after midnight, so that everyone can try to win something in the New Year 2015. You won’t want to miss this 2015 kick-off event! Call the pub to reserve your spot: 832-282-8202.

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the palapas and huge trees loomed, the Kemah Jam hosted by Wood & Wind breezed through the air, and I caught The Navigators for the first time cookWood & Wind @ T-bone Tom’s ing things up on the patio… Fast forward through Ike, the new kitchen, turbo charged service, and palapa coverage for year round dining pleasure and the place has transformed into the place to bring, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews all together for a meal with incredible efficiency – Not a bad thing... In November, we experienced our usual 48hour cold snap, keeping the dinner crowds at home, creating a perfect evening for Van Wilks with Wood & Wind warming up the stage that night. Van hooked up with Navigator’s bassist Galen Medlenka and the people came. The dinner din was down around 12db the norm and the music filled the air with incredible clarity thanks to soundman David Barnett on the board. The performances that evening were masterful, the diners predominately there for the music, and the applause was sincere. What a great evening!

Da Swing Shift @ Cock & Bull

THE GOOD STUFF – This month, we found it at The Cock & Bull with ‘da Swing Shift hosting the open mic session. We arrived later in the evening missing out on what was reported to be some really good stuff – our apologies. We did arrive in time to catch the ever steady Hank Wolff with his eclectic interpretations of the contemporary classics along with Justin Lassiter from Coffee Oasis proving grounds. Word is, Lassiter has evolved a lot over the years since his days at the Oasis and this evening, he put forth a crisp presentation. My vocal coach running buddy pointed out aspects about Justin’s singing style that evening, how it may change in the years ahead, and will be Justin Lassiter @ worth watching over time. The Cock & Bull As for the rest of the good stuff, that would be the classic swing played by Don Eisele and Steve Shannon, a style germane to Americana in a Ken Burns sort of way, not often heard, and can also be found at music friendly venues Hank Wolff @ The Cock & Bull such as Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack. Speaking of music friendly places…

Let’s do it again! We’ll see you out on The SCENE! Van Wilkes @ T-bone Tom’s

OVER THE TOP – This month goes to where lots of my musical coverage with The SCENE began: At T-Bone Tom’s before

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Greg Tillman @ Jackie's Brickhouse

Thanksgiving Open Mic @ Cock-Eyed Seagull

sampling of music from the trio that afternoon before having to bug out. Keep your ears tuned for more of the Tillmans – To be continued… While we’re at the Brickhouse, need to mention the Fab 5 show Fab 5 @ Jackie's Brickhouse that went down in November. We’ve been following the Fab 5 around town and Jackie’s for quite some time so when Rob booked this band from Houston, we were curious about the reception they would get south of the lake. Since that first booking, the Fab 5 have returned on several occasions filling the house nicely. South of the lake, music lovers are funny when the tribute bands come to play at the Brickhouse – These

One thing true about a neighborhood bar is that you can find one open on the holidays. Not everybody can be with family and hanging out with friends on these special days is mighty special. The good folks at the Cock-Eyed Seagull were open Thanksgiving evening with Cisco’s open mic providing the entertainment. Joey Wainright (a star product of Bryce House’s fine Karoke Brigade) tore it up with Kevin Fenton performing Elton John’s “Love Lies Bleeding.” The special feature for the evening were the Tryptophan Twins of Billy Gilbert and Steve Staas performing Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant Massacree in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the event and in honor of Cindy Peterson who lost her battle with cancer recently. Cindy was a long-time supporter of local live music and in recent years held her own quite well at the various open mics around the area. I’m humbled to claim getting Cindy to understand and put into practice CAGED patterns, basic progressions, root note theory. Suffer no more, dear friend… FOLLOW UP – In the previous issue of the SCENE, we covered the great reunion performance of the Tillman Brothers at David Schwope’s 60th birthday shindig. In November, we followed up by catching Greg Tillman along with his son Tyler and dentist-turned-lead-guitarist Doc Saenz on stage at Jackie’s Brickhouse. Balance? Check… Clarity? Check... Tonal Quality? Check…. Following? Check, check, check… We heard a good

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good people would often simply sit and take in the show out of respect for the band like you would see on a PBS show. Before long, the itch sets in, the boogie woogie breaks through and before you know it, the entire Brickhouse is twisting and shouting. Go figure... <vbgrin> - Continued on Page 37

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WAYNE BREZZ : Cont. From Page 52

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Most of “I Am” was recorded in Houston at Barron Studios by engineer Chris Macek, while a few songs were engineered and produced by a close friend and industry mentor Kevin Bomar. In September, I partnered with Germany producer AK of the Crew (Kevin Adams) with a production deal. This took my sound in a direction that I could call my own. He’s the sound behind my track, “She Got It,” and a few more. “I Am” was mastered by multi platinum Grammy Nominated producer, songwriter, and artist N.O. Joe.”

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when you consider that this R&R Sports Bar *is* in Friendswood, Texas. If you haven’t stopped by this friendly place, be sure to – maybe even over the holiday season – and bring your out-of-town guests with you. If you catch Rush Creek on the stage as we did, your out of town guests will likely insist the place is a saloon – After a while of chatting with the neighborly patrons, they’ll leave scratching their heads wondering what their neighborhood bar should really be.

Cont. from Page 47 Our good friend, Abel Salazar was on the music stage serenading the dancers with comfortable ease as he has over the years we’ve known him. Missing was Carolle’s friendly face, so we will just have to catch up with her some other time. Claudio’s is a great place to get away and Abel Salazar @ Claudio’s Restaurant & Piano Bar

unwind for us and obviously for many of you, too. NEIGHBORHOOD BARS – I’ve been to many over the years and, typically, they are your smaller cozy hangouts to chat with the mailman, your neighbors, catch a ballgame, and maybe a seasonal pot luck party. We dropped in at a newer stop along the beat: R&R Sports Bar, which blurs the distinction between neighborhood bar and a bona fide western saloon, which in this case, is a good thing! It does make a certain sense though

Rush Creek Band @ R&R Sports Bar

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While on the topic of neighborhood bars, we ventured further west on 518 to Friends Pub, another humungous Texas size neighborhood bar. We caught a nifty new ’90s Alternative band calling themselves the Gift Card Millionaires, a carry onward from the days of Hobson’s Choice, a ferociously fierce alternative garage band that played locally at the Gift Card Millionaires @ Friends Pub turn of the decade. According to drummer Albert Buentello, “Our band name Gift Card Millionaires came about on a group vote. It was the last of the three choices which I found on Urban Dictionary. The band was almost called Top Shelf Noise or Big In Japan. Plain and bland explanation of our name, but you can't handle the real truth behind our millions worth in gift cards.” Lead guitarist Mark Marquis puts it this way, “We ain't got no money to pay the bills, but we do have lots of gift cards to buy bling.” Bassist Kevin Ramlow chimes “There’s a story of some guys who laundered tons of money, but hid it all on gift cards; hence becoming gift card millionaires.” I’m going to side with Brad Johnson, the band’s front man, that “Gift Card Millionaires stood out for me. Makes one have a shifty grin knowing he may have millions in gift cards somewhere.” Why so much mention? Their music connected with the audience! - Continued on Page 38

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Ring in the 2015 New Year at The Cock & Bull British Pub If you haven’t been to a “Party at the Pub,” you are really missing out… This year, they will be closing the entire pub to the public and turning the Pub Bar area into a CASINO for the raffle at the end of the night! A casino?, you ask. What will that include? For the Card Sharks, there will be Blackjack! For the Dice Rollers, there will be Craps! And for the Numbers Players, there will be Roulette! If you don’t know how to play, they will teach you how to play these friendly games. At the end of the evening, trade in your winning chips for raffle tickets for multiple chances to win great prizes.

place after midnight, so that EVERYONE can try to win something in the New Year 2015. You won’t want to miss this 2015 kick-off event!

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Call the pub to reserve your spot: 832-282-8202.

Along with a Divine Dinner Buffet with Roast Prime Rib, Fish, Chicken plus a plethora of other delicious items, INCLUDED, per couple, is ONE bottle of Bubbly! I know; I know...WOW! Of course, all of the New Year’s Eve accessories (hats, whistles, crowns and other goodies) are included. What about music and dancing? Bruce Courtney will kick off the evening at 7 p.m. singing fabulous favorites to get you out on the dance floor! The beloved DJ Bill Byous will keep you on your feet dancing WAY past midnight! The casino raffle will take

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New Year’s Eve Party Guide It’s about time we had a reason to celebrate the future, even if it is only for one night… The tradition of bidding farewell to the old year and celebrating the beginning of the new one is a memorable event. Say it with us, “Out with the Old, In with the New!” If you’re in the mood to dress to impress or “come as you are,” we’ve have a variety of suggestions. If dancing is a must, there will be plenty of booty-shakin’ in the Bay Area, popular bands taking stage, balloon drops with cash and prizes, drink specials and countless toasts at midnight will abound the Clear Lake region. Before the familiar strains of Auld Lang Syne breakout at midnight, and heartfelt resolutions are made, YOU will have to decide where and when to ring in 2015. Never fear, we’ve been diligently working to research what’s going during last night of 2014.

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18307 Egret Bay Blvd. • 281-335-0002 Scout Bar is rocking in the New Year with live music from The Hunger with special guests Saturate, The Last Hour, and Vanilla Sugar. DJ Eddie Deville will be spinning tunes. 21+ get in free with invitation; $20 without . 18+ show. Free Champagne toast at midnight. Cash, prizes, and balloon drops in both rooms. Doors open at 8 p.m. Bands start at 9 p.m. So, this New Year's Eve, take the time to swing by your favorite bar, club, or restaurant and drink in some positivity for a change. And champagne… Don't forget the champagne. (Just remember to drink responsibly because we love our readers!) Happy New Year to you and yours from The SCENE Magazine. See ya next year! Cabo (2513 E NASA Parkway): Roll in 2015 with Cabo. Live performance by New Waves. Table reservations available. Call 281-532-2691. Claudio's Restaurant & Piano Bar (3202 Marina Bay Drive, League City): Live music, dance floor, great food and outstanding drinks. Please RSVP: 281957-9262. Cock-eyed Seagull (1010 E. NASA Parkway, Webster): Offering free Champagne at midnight. Jackie's Brickhouse (1053 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah): They are touting the biggest New Year's Eve party in town. Live music from the Mambo Jazz Kings. Purchase tickets at the restaurant for $60 per person. Price includes: Table of your choice (first come, first serve); tons of party favors; a souvenir Champagne glass, Champagne for toasting at midnight, appetizer for two. Call 832-864-2459. Kemah Boardwalk (215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah): It’s a

New Year’s Eve family fun celebration on the Boardwalk. Fireworks at 10 p.m. and live entertainment. Discount coupon online at www.KemahBoardwalk.com. JP's Upper Deck (609 Bradford, Kemah): Live music with Wild Rabbit Salad. Katie's Bar (315 Grand Ave, Bacliff): New Year’s Eve with live music by Ricky Jackson. Lazy Lizard (1817 Avenue K, San Leon): Ask about the special New Year's Eve dinner event. Call 281-339-3814. Mainly Drinks (223 West Main Street, La Porte):Special New Year’s Eve fourcourse wine paired dinner. Reservations required. Call 281-867-1700. Masa Sushi Fusion (977 NASA Road 1 @ El Camino Real) • Masa Sushi Sake Bar: 1804 W. FM 646 (near HEB in Dickinson):Dine from 5 to 10 p.m. for a chance to win $100 gift certificate. Drawings held every hour. Both locations. Monkey Bar (605 6th St, Kemah): No cover charge, decorations, drink specials, and Champagne at midnight. Sherlock's Pub (2416 Bay Area Blvd.): Champagne toast at midnight. Free party favors. Live music by Vertigo. T-Bone Tom's (707 Highway 146, Kemah): No cover, live DJ, dance floor, party favors, balloon drop, and Champagne toast at midnight! - Continued on Page 36

EDITOR’S NOTE: This information is the most accurate we could provide as of press time (early December). This guide is a sampling of what is going on New Year’s Eve. Listings are subject to change per the discretion of each establishment. Availability is limited at most locations, so reserve early. And most importantly, tell them you saw them in The SCENE! ~ Cheers!

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CHASIN’ TAILS:

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Good times are important to an individual’s well-being. And so is breakfast. Studies say it is the most important meal of the day. Chasin’ Tails is happy to announce they starting serving breakfast last month. Fuel up from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with Cajun pancakes (two platesized pancakes with bacon and sausage cooked inside, topped with two fried eggs, and hash browns); a Cajun breakfast burrito; fried chicken strips and waffles; or even build-your-own omelet. Complete your breakfast experience with $3 Bloody Marys or $2 Mimosas. Chasin’ Tails has been focusing on expanding their menu to include more seafood items, plus new concept specialties. New to the menu are shrimp cocktails, mini crab bites, raw or roasted oysters, a seafood burrito, shrimp and fish tacos, salmon, Mahi Mahi, and stay tuned because crawfish will be making their debut any time now. Keep in mind that their food is made from scratch with a real taste of Louisiana. The menu is comprised of a combination of American fare and international recipes, as well as Bourbon Street inspired favorites. Order up cat-

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fish, chicken, savory gumbo, etouffe, and Italian grilled cheese (dipped in marinara). Some of the family recipes even date back 100 years. Coming soon are daily rotating lunch and dinner specials. Speaking of dinner, the Thursday dinner special coincides with live jazz music from saxophonist Chris Mitchell from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Besides bringing in new bold tastes, Chasin’ Tails has been busy customizing the restaurant to maximize the fun. This month, they will begin constructing an outdoor patio. There is always something going on at Chasin’ Tails. Come by for a visit with your family and friends, and stay awhile! Mondays through Thursdays, Chasin’ Tails opens at 11 a.m. Like their Facebook page, or visit their website at www.chasintailscajunfood.com.

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Above (Left to Right): Gift Card Millionaires @ Friends Pub; Rush Creek Band @ R&R Sports Bar; Fab Five @ Jackie’s Brickhouse

Loose Notes by Andy Eng

Seasons greetings! I hope many of you were able to take some time off and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday! With the rest of the Holiday Season upon us, ’tis time to try our hands at making time to stop and enjoy the essence. November was a short month for us. We weren’t able to get to all of the hangouts we normally hit, but based on our sampling of what we were able to partake, we trust all is well with you and live music out there in Snow Bird country! The Big Fifty – Which would be a hearty congrats to the Bay Area

Chorus of Greater Houston, amongst the area’s longest-running local live music groups happening. In November, we took in their Loyalty (Veterans Day) performance at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. With the return of Dr. Ray Moore, the BAC’s 7th Director returning as guest conductor. One of Houston’s oldest non-profit choral groups, the Bay Area Chorus has brought heartfelt performances to Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast since 1965. Long before the population of the Houston metroplex expanded to the shores of Clear Lake, this thriving choral group had already built a following among local residents and in surrounding communities. BAC has performed at such notable venues in the U.S. and Europe as Carnegie Hall – New York; St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Dublin, Ireland; Notre Dame Cathedral – Paris; Viener Rathaus – Vienna, Austria; and Santa Iglesia Cathedral – Merida, Mexico.

Bay Area Chorus - Veterans Day Concert

HANGING OUT – In November, we joined up with a few of you at Claudio’s for an evening of down-to-Earth fine food, spirits, and good company. The place still amazes me to this day with the full-size Sherry McClendon murals to lose yourself into – in a menagerie sort of way – of a time and place far away. - Continued on Page 41

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

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

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

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: 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: Mon-Thurs all Day $2.50 Wells, $1.75 Drafts, Oyster Shooters $2 or 6 for $10 & $2 Well Schnapps; Sat 7a-4p &

Sun 10a-Close $2.50 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas. Upstairs Palapa Bar MonThurs 3-6pm 1/2 price Appetizers, $1.75 Drafts and $2 Wells; Mon & Thurs night Football .50 wings 7-10 pm Always 1/2 Price Well Drinks While Raining at Noah's! ------------------------

Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11-7pm What: $3.95 Ritas, $1.75 Domestic Draft -----------------------Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: Mon-Fri 11am7pm & Sat-Sun 11am6pm 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 Monday-Friday and Thursday 3-11pm – Half priced Selected appetizers in the bar & Half off Signature Cocktails -----------------------Where: 3338 FM 528 (Bay Area Blvd. & FM 528) When Every day., Open until 7pm What: $2.25 Wells, $2.75 Dom Btls. & $2.50 Dom Pints ------------------------

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

Where: 609 Bradford. When: Mon-Sat 4-7pm What: $1 off all mixed drinks; $12 Domestic Buckets; $2.50 Domestic Drafts; $3 Import Crafts. ------------------------

Where: 2402 Bay Area Blvd.. When: Mon-Sat 4-7pm What: $1 off all beer; $3.50 well drinks; $1 of all wine; $4 beer battered mushrooms, fried zucchini sticks or fried pickles; $5 fried cheese planks, pork boudin link or Guinness beer battered onion rings; $6 fried calamari, 4 beer sliders, fried shrimp or 7 buffalo hot wings.

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

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Featured Bartender BLAKELEY @ BAKKHUS TAVERNA 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; ------------------------Where: 605 6th Street, Suite C, Kemah When: Mon.-Fri. Noon to 7pm What: $3.25 Wells, $2.25 Domestic Pints, $5 Jager Bombs ------------------------Where: 650 FM 517 (Dickinson) When: Monday Friday 36pm What: $1.99 Domestic Draft Pints; $2.99 Premium Draft Pints; $2.99 House WIne & Appetizers -----------------------Where: 901 Nasa Pkwy When: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 11am-6pm; Sun Noon-6pm What: $2.75 Dom. Beer; Wed: Happy Hour All Day & All Night

How long have you been a bartender? Been at Bakkhus almost 2 years, but I was a frequent customer here long before. (I've been bartending for about 6 years, though. I started at the Boardwalk and slowly made my way over to 6th Street.) Signature Drink? Anything made with 3 Olives Elvis. It's a fairly new coconut water vodka that we mix with a little bit of pineapple juice. It's light and delicious. Best tip you ever got: A lady and her husband left me $1000 one night. Definitely didn't expect it. Although she hugged me about 8 times throughout the night thanking me for taking better care of her family than anyone else ever had before. In five words or less, how would your friends describe you? Spontaneous. Strong. Stubborn. Sleepy. Silly. What do you love about bartending: I'm a very social person, and bartending allows me to meet and talk to people every single day. The bar is a comfort zone for many people and I love being a part of making their day better. Favorite thing about the Bay Area? I moved to this area 6 years ago from Alabama. I didn't plan on staying long, but the hospitality and friendliness of the people in this area are what caused me to stay. I love my Kemah family!

love to travel, especially to the beach. What profession would you like to attempt? My dream is to own a restaurant, but I would also love to do any kind of event planning. I love to organize parties and events and seeing it all come together in the for a good time. What profession would you not like to attempt? Any kind of desk job. I get bored easily and sitting in the same spot every day doing the same thing would drive me crazy.

The most amusing or weird question you have ever been asked by a customer? I had a guy ask me to run away and marry him... because he needed a new step-mom for his kids. His kids were older than me!

Who inspires you & why? My mom. She is the most beautiful, smart, caring person I know. She's my best friend.

Hobbies: I'm a homebody. I love being at home cooking, decorating, and playing with my dog, Jameson. When I get time off, I do

Top 3 New Year's Resolutions for 2015: Start being healthier; stop drinking Fireball; finish school

Where: 6425 Broadway Street Pearland When: Monday - Friday 4-7pm What: 1/2 off all beer, select wines discounted to $4 per glass.

Where: 18119 Egret Ba (Webster) What: $2.50 Ritas; $2.25 Domestic Beer; $3 Import Beer ------------------------

Where: 2502 Gulf Freeway South When: Mon-Fri. 4-7pm What: $1 off all domestic beer, wine & well drinks; $2 off all premium drinks & craft beer; $3 off all shareable appetizers

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

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New Owner / New Management HOURS:

MON.-WED. 12PM - 2AM THURS.-SAT. 11AM - 2AM SUNDAY 11AM-12AM

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GRILL OPEN ’til 12:30am

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$2.25 Wells,

Fri. Dec. 5 ............Fidelity Maxx $2.75 Dom Btls. & Fri. Dec. 12..................Tantrum $2.50 Dom Pints Fri. Dec. 19..........Paul Ramirez Fri. Dec. 26 ..........................DJ $1 Apple Pie Shots; $2 Hippie Juice EVERY SATURDAY: DJ & KARAOKE Shots and Wed. & Thurs.: Karaoke $2 Natural Pints

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Monday - Thursday 11am to 10pm FROZEN DAIQUIRI BAR Fri., Sat., Sun. 7:30am to 10pm (Not Wine-Based) YOUR HOME FOR LIVE FOOTBALL (NFL, SEC & MORE)

SPORTS ON HD TVS FROM EVERY ANGLE

Menu items are made from scratch daily and include a mix of 100-year-old Cajun family recipes, plus new-concept specialities & Bourbon Street inspired favorites.

NFL SUNDAY TICKET

Every Day While They Last!

$1 Dom Draft Mugs every Texans TD $15 Dom Buckets during the Game!

Mon/Tues/Wed $7 Dom Pitchers

(16 TVs & 2 Big Screens!)

22-oz. Craft & Dom. Beer $4 on... Sun. Santos & Miller Lite Mon. Fat Tire & Bud Light Tues. Guiness, Bass, Black & Tan Wed. Shiner Bock & Budweiser Thurs. Killian’s Red & Coors Light Fri. Ranger IPA & Sierra Nevada Sat. Dos Equis & Bud Light

Daily Specials Sun. $5 Bloody Marys ’til 7 pm Mon. Happy Hour All Day Tues. $2.25 Wells Wed. Night is Ladies Night: Happy Hour All Night Long Thurs. $2.75 Dom. Longnecks Fri. & Sat. Manager Call Specials

Free Shuffle Board Every Day Free Pool Mon & Tues. Shuffle Board Tournaments Mon., Thurs. & Fri. @ 7:30 pm

Pool Tournament Wed @ 8:30 pm Mon. at 7:30 pm Snowman Poker Darts (Steel Tip & Electronic), Golden Tee, Silver Strike Bowling & Power Putt games. Touch Tunes Internet Juke Box. Free WI-FI

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Chasin’ Tails Sports Bar and Cajun Cuisine:

Come By For A Visit And Stay Awhile! By Rhonda Meredith

week from 4 to 7 p.m. Take advantage of $2 off appetizers, $1 off beer, wine, and well drinks. Enjoy a full bar fitted with 24 beers on tap, five daiquiri machines, and stocked with craft beer, including 10 beers from 10 Texas breweries. Just say you want the “Texas Brewery Beer Flight” if you want to try them all. All day specials that are offered every day are $2.50 Fireballs, and $1.75 16-ounce Lone Star pints. Yes, that is seven days a week from open to close!

Time flies when you are having fun. It’s a fact. That’s why Chasin’ Tails has a closing time that is really more of a “guideline.” Management reserves the right to keep the night going because life is too short not to have a good time. Chasin’ Tails Sports Bar and Cajun Cuisine, located at 2402 Bay Area Blvd. (at Space Center Blvd.), is a new family and biker friendly restaurant. Its New Orleans style décor is inviting, and the energetic atmosphere is like a party in full swing. TVs provide sports entertainment with views from every angle in the establishment. Come on and get happy! Happy hour is seven days a

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The five daiquiri machines at Chasin’ Tails are the real deal and not wine-based. Indulge in the flavors separately (Banana Fosters, Bushwackers, Pina Colada, Hurricane, and Margarita) or mix it up: Remember that mixing is encouraged for a personal experience. A customer favorite is combining the banana flavor of the Banana Fosters with the chocolate flavor of Bushwhackers. Or score another star for originality, and mix Pina Colada with Margarita and get a “Pina-Rita.” It’s all the liquid goodness you can handle. Not feeling too adventurous at the moment? Opt for Chasin’ Tails’ original drink “Hurricane Rita” (the Hurricane flavor plus Margarita). - Continued on Page 46

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“I AM” WAYNE BREZZ RED CARPET RELEASE PARTY @ SCOUT BAR ON DEC 18 Special Guests Doughbeezy, The Aftervibe, Broderick B and Positive Disturbance ----> By Rhonda Meredith Make plans now to attend the “I Am” Wayne Brezz EP Release Party at Scout Bar on Thursday, December 18. The red carpet event will feature special performances by Doughbeezy, Broderick B, The Aftervibe, and Positive Disturbance. Doors open at 8 p.m. for those 18 and up. Tickets are on sale now for only $7 pre-sale (www.ScoutBar.com) or $10 at the door. Brezz will be showcasing his unique sound that combines old-school R&B with a contemporary pop sound. He will also be bringing his flair for theatrical performance that is backed

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up by his experience as a stage dancer during Usher’s epic World Truth Tour and several national performances, such as the Super Bowl and the BET awards. Among his accolades, Brezz has had the honor of working with pop sensations such as Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot, and Ciara. He has toured with Grammy Award winning artists Juicy J, Bone Thugs N Harmony, DMX, as well as opened for Houston artists such as Z-Ro, Lil Flip, and Beat King. “I can honestly say that the ‘I Am’ release party will be filled with an incredible amount of great music,” said Brezz.”It’s also my birthday! But seriously, I’m mostly really proud of the lineup of the night. Doughbeezy, Broderick B, The Aftervibe, and Positive Disturbance are all really great live artists and I’m personally inspired by their music. R&B, pop, hip-hop/rock, funk… On December 18, Scout Bar will have it all.” Brezz’s first solo project is personal. “I think ‘I Am’ takes a screenshot of my life, the past and present. It’s a small lens for my mistakes, failed relationships, and, most importantly, the journey of chasing dreams.” The EP has seven songs. “I have a track called ‘Someone Like You’ on the EP that is short and to the point,” said Brezz. “I haven't written anything so personal before, so I’m really nervous and eager to get a response from my fans.” The recording process for “I Am” has been a yearlong adventure for Brezz. He credits his vocal producer D.J. Sherrill from Clear Lake for helping him strengthen his vocal technique in the studio and on stage. Brezz says he has had the honor to work with notable producers and engineers also. “My track ‘Love Affair’ was produced by Russell Lee, who has contributed to the success of Mannie Fresh, Frankie J, Baby Bash, and Trae. - Continued on Page 40

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Big Richard Fri., Dec. 19 SHERLOCK’S

Abbey Road Sat., Dec. 20

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Born From Ruins Sat., Dec 27 SCOUT BAR

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A new wave of rich, hand-crafted brews full of flavor, personality & creativity Happy Holidays From Galactic Coast Brewing & Thanks For Support Craft Beer

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appy Holidays! A big thanks goes out to everyone for the awesome support to date! Galactic Coast Brewing was launched with a unique, controlled-growth plan that was based on paying for expansion as we earned it (sold kegs) and without debt, banks or "losing control" to investors. Because of your patronage, we have been able ROCKET RIDE Brown Ale • 7.6% ABV to expand the "square-footage" of our brewery three-fold and recently added four beautiful new brite tanks to our tank farm as our small, local brewery (business) picks up speed in the pursuit of our "out-of-thisworld" ambitions and a big 2015. Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

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New Year’s Eve:

No Cover Charge Decorations, Drink Specials & Champagne at Midnight

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday (Noon-7pm):

$3.25 Wells; $2.25 Domestic Pints; $5 Jager Bombs

Nightly Specials (7pm-midnight) McCormick Monday

$1 off McCormick-flavored vodkas; $2.25 Dom. Pints

Texas Tuesday

$1 off Texas Craft Drafts; $1 off all Bacardi Rum

Whiskey Wednesday

$5 Crown Royal; $5 Jack Daniels; $1off Imp. Bottles

Thirsty Thursday

$4.25 Sweet Tart Shots; $1 off Big Ass Beers

Wacky Weekends

$9 Domestic Pitchers; $4.25 Kamikaze Shots

Sunday Fun-day

$3.25 Bloody Mary; $4.25 Jagermeister $4.25 Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

Live Music:

Thursday - Saturday (Weather Permitting)

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The SCENE Magazine - December 2014 - Front to Back  

The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly entertainment magazine focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attractions, Live Music...

The SCENE Magazine - December 2014 - Front to Back  

The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly entertainment magazine focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attractions, Live Music...