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Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack:

Going Crazy Over Crawfish By Rhonda Meredith Call it what you want: insane, kooky, nutty, or berserk… The crazy Cajuns at Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack sure are cray-cray about those “mudbugs.” Consider the crawfish specials the restaurant offers Mondays through Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 10 p.m. Get to “pinching dem tails and sucking dem heads” for only $4.99 per pound. Savor the delectable Cajun flavors from the spicy water or “Cajun bath” the crawfish is cooked in. Their famous crawfish specials are back for 2015, but please note their specials are conditional on market price which could be subject to weather conditions. Go to Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack’s Facebook page for up-to-the minute crawfish specials. January kicks off the crawfish season and the craze is going strong at Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack, located at 310 Texas Avenue at the base of the Kemah Bridge. The restaurant’s boiling pot has runneth over with crawfish, as well as shrimp, lobsters, and swamp spiders. (The latter is “crabs” for you non-Cajuns.) On Tuesdays, the Swamp Shack features $7 snow crab

clusters from 6 to 10 p.m. Raw oysters are on special for just $4 for a half dozen and $7.95 for a dozen during that time too. Say yum-mee! Baby, it’s been cold outside and the perfect temperature for a bowl of gumbo, Crab Corn Bisque, or Homemade Swamp Chili. The Louisiana Swamp Gumbo comes in either sausage and chicken, or shrimp and crab. Both are filled with swamp veggies and secret spices in a dark brown roux. - Continued on Page 16

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Merrell to be honored with BAHEP’s Quasar Award 22nd Quasar Award Banquet • Friday, Jan.16, 2015 • South Shore Harbour Resort The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will honor Dr. Bill Merrell, the George P. Mitchell ‘40 chair in Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston and president of Merrell Historic Properties, Inc., with its prestigious 2015 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development to be presented during the organization’s 22nd annual Quasar Award Banquet on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City.

tional Research Council; and has held presidential appointments with the National Science Foundation. Among his awards are the Distinguished Achievement Medal from the Geosciences and Earth Resources Council, and he is the only person to have received the Distinguished Service Award of the National Science Foundation twice.

The Quasar Award is presented each year to an outstanding individual who has contributed greatly to the economic wealth and diversity of the Bay Area Houston region. The Quasar Award will be presented to honor Dr. Merrell in appreciation and acknowledgment of his tremendous work in storm surge protection and his development of the Ike Dike Concept for a storm surge protection system for the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Dr. Merrell holds a B.S. in physics and an M.A. in mathematics from Sam Houston State University, as well as a Ph.D. in oceanography from Texas A&M University where he is a past president. He has also served as chair of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment; vice chancellor for Strategic Programs of The Texas A&M University System; vice president for Research Policy of Texas A&M University; chair of the Ocean Studies Board; served on the Space Studies Board and the Board on Substantiality of the Na-

Following the massive devastation caused by Hurricane Ike in 2008, Dr. Merrell began work to study a system that would provide storm surge protection for the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, which he termed the Ike Dike Concept.

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership is a member-driven organization that provides the leadership to stimulate regional economic development and employment in southeast Texas. Its members include approximately 265 investor companies, business professionals, local governments, and educational institutions encompassing 13 cities, Galveston and Harris counties, the Houston Airport System, and the Port of Houston Authority. For more information on Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, please call 832-536-3255 or visit www.bayareahouston.com.

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LEILA’S KITCHEN: Family-Owned Mexican Restaurant Consistently Serving The Bay Area By Rhonda Meredith For more than eight years, Leila’s Kitchen, located at 18119 Egret Bay Blvd. at the NASA Parkway, has focused on its customers. Right from the moment you walk in, the staff’s greeting is warm and welcoming; and the décor is simple and light. The feeling is that you have stepped into someone’s home, rather than just another Mexican restaurant. The familyowned establishment only uses premium meats, top quality spices, and the freshest ingredients in the kitchen. And after opening the menu, you will clearly see the Middle Eastern influences of owner Shakeel Khan. Delight in the cultural fusion from hummus as an appetizer, to the Chicken Tikka (char-broiled quarter chicken marinated overnight in exotic spices), kabob entrees, and the chicken or goat Karahi found within Leila’s Signature Dishes. But that is only part of the selections. Shakeel’s World Famous Baked Stuffed Avocados (with spinach, beef, chicken, or shrimp); and Leila’s Dip (fresh baby spinach, several blended cheeses, choice of fajita beef or chicken) are customer favorites. The seafood platters will please fish and shrimp lovers, and the cabrito (goat) will delight the most discerning palate. Dinners include a nod to the local space industry. Order dinner favorites such as the Apollo (beef taco, cheese enchilada, a tamale, chile con queso, and guacamole); the Challenger (cheese enchilada, beef enchilada, chicken enchilada, beef taco, and a chile con queso puff); the Space Center (chicken chalupa, chicken flauta, chicken enchilada, chicken taco, and chile con queso puff); and the Endeavor (taco al carbon, enchilada al carbon, quesadilla of either beef or chicken) to name a few items. - Continued on Page 15

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LEILA’S KITCHEN: Continued From Page 14 Of course, the menu is rounded out with a plethora of Mexican cuisine staples: tacos, fajitas, burritos, nachos, and chimichangas. There is something for everyone, so take your time perusing the numerous items while enjoying Leila’s Kitchen’s outstanding red and green sauces. See the ad for Leila’s Kitchen in this issue for their SCENE Magazine discounts. They are open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Catering services are available for party trays, family trays, and office parties for 5 to 50 people. Call 281-333-5500 for take-out orders or more information.

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Opt for a “Swamp Snack” at the Swamp Shack. Channel your inner Cajun, and order an appetizer like the “Swamp Shack Sampler” and taste some of Crazy Alan’s favorite starters. The “Smoked Oyster Swamp Shack” is a favorite among customers, too. It’s hard to resist these flavors: smoked Parmesan, smoked Ponchatrain, smoked mango salsa, smoked Mexican jalapeño, and smoked pico.

The staff offers wonderful customer service and owners Paul Latour and Alan Franks want to make sure your experience is an enjoyable one. That’s why there is a lot of scurrying going on at the Swamp Shack as preparations have begun for Valentine’s Day and Spring Break. Both are fast approaching. The Swamp Shack can cater any event, as well as (their specialty) crawfish boils. Let the pros handle your needs! Call 281-334-5000 for additional information about the restaurant or catering. You can find the menu online at www.theswampshack.com.

The Swamp Shack’s reasonably priced “Da’ Main Korse” dinner menu features many great food choices that’s homemade fresh in the kitchen: jambalaya with “anduuwee” sausage, shrimp, chicken, catfish, rib eye steak, alligator, and more. The Trout Medallion (two trout filets blackened and wrapped around Cajun stuffing, topped with six blackened shrimp and Ponchatrain sauce) will hook you at the first bite. Can’t decide on just one entrée? No problem. The Swamp Shack offers Cajun platters and the Swamp King Surf & Turf. The Swamp Shack’s Hamburgers are homemade out-of-theordinary with patties mixed with alligator or crawfish tail meat, if so desired. The triple meat (1 pound patty each) SASQUATCH burger is downright a legend in these parts.

The Swamp Shack has a second location in East Houston on I-10 at Federal Road. They are crazy for crawfish there, too! Stop in and enjoy the same outstanding Cajun food and customer service found at the base of the Kemah Bridge!

The Swamp Shack has a laid back and casual atmosphere and the vibe is festive, fun and family friendly. Anywhere is a good seat in the house and there is even a rooftop deck with a killer view. Take a seat at the bar next to the alligator and order a mythical “Swamp Juice” drink. Appreciate live

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By Kelley Dawson “There is something mystical and inspiring when the sun breathes its fire through a stained glass window.” – Christine Alexander, Artisan Local artisan, Christine Alexander creates stunning stained glass creations. Her pieces turn ordinary windows into radiant windows. Alexander’s everchanging works of art add profound color and spectacle to any home. Alexander shared she fell in love with the medium, “with the glass itself” and took a few classes. She received a degree in architecture. She said, “the degree dove-tailed nicely with stained glass work.” Alexander also apprenticed with a wellknown glass artist, Patricia Vloeberghs in Atlanta, Georgia, for three years. She learned design of larger-scale installed pieces that were in tune with a home or commercial building. According to Alexander, she creates pieces that align with the architecture. She stated, “Stained glass is an interesting creature in that it is not easily defined. It encompasses aspects of architecture, fine art, and craft in a way that few other artistic pursuits do.” Alexander revealed her stained glass design methods include both lead came and copper foil techniques. Alexander explained, “I use both methods to meld with the surroundings. Fusing glass and traditional painting techniques to make a volumetric impact.” She added, “I like to create pieces that push the envelope of what we think of as stained glass.” Her most recent piece Fall of Gold incorporates fusion with traditional stained glass and won Best in Show at the 2014 Glass Gathering Member Show. A Clear Lake resident, Alexander currently has a Residency at Harmony stained glass. She is also very involved with the Glass Gathering Organization which she said is comprised of artists working in all glass mediums. Most of Alexander’s work is custom commissions. She expressed her favorite part of her craft “is working with a client whom may or may not have been involved with the creative process and turning their ideas into something real and embodies their ideas. It’s a cooperative creative process.” - Continued on Page 20

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A Tribute to the Woman Who Changed the Arts in Bay Area “Take Time to Dance: A Tribute to Lynette Mason Gregg” • February 28 - March 1 By Domino Taylor The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will pay tribute to its founder, Lynette Mason Gregg, with a retrospective performance of dance on February 28 - March 1, 2015, at the University of Houston - Clear Lake’s Bayou Theatre, 2700 Bay Area. A wide variety of favorite pieces from BAHBT’s history will be presented, as well as new pieces choreographed in Mason Gregg’s honor. The new works will represent how Mason Gregg changed the face of the arts in the Bay Area and touched so many dancers’ lives. From a Swan Lake classical ballet excerpt to contemporary numbers, some energetic tapping and even a musical number from Hairspray, Take Time to Dance will both touch your heart and make you smile in its telling of the story of Mason Gregg and BAHBT through dance. Mason Gregg passed away on October 24, 2014. Her life’s work and passion were the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre, founded in 1972 and 1975, respectively, with a desire to establish a professional training facility for aspiring dancers and to enrich the overall atmosphere of the community. She devoted her life to these two organizations, training and inspiring young dancers, now three generations strong. The sky was the limit with Mason Gregg; she knew that if you could dream it, you could achieve it. Her favorite quote was “Never, ever, ever, give up.” She was passionate about the arts and inspiring young artists. Mason Gregg was a visionary that did nothing in moderation and who truly epitomized the theme of BAHBT’s 2014-2015 season, Embrace Artistry. Mason Gregg produced 39 seasons and hundreds of ballets for BAHBT and brought in dancers from all over the world to Bay Area Houston as guest artists. She also trained thousands of dancers who now share their love of the arts both on and off the stage throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Tickets for this eclectic performance are $25 and $35 and will go on sale Friday, January 16. Visit www.bahbt.org or call 281-480-1617 to purchase individual or group tickets. An Encore! cocktail reception will immediately follow Saturday evening’s performance. Tickets for this event and the Saturday evening show may be purchased for $75. Saturday performances are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday performance is at 2 p.m. If you would like to make a donation to BAHBT in memory of Mason Gregg to support the organization and a scholarship that has been established in her name, you may do so by contacting BAHBT at office@bahbt.org or call 281-480-1617. ABOUT BAY AREA HOUSTON BALLET & THEATRE: Founded in 1976, Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre (BAHBT) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that strives to enhance cultural awareness of the arts. Through ballet, contemporary dance, and theater, BAHBT helps develop aspiring performers with diversified skills while stimulating public participation and regional involvement. For more information on tickets or performances, call 281-480-1617 or visit www.bahbt.org.

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FEATURED ARTIST Continued From Page 18 Alexander’s love of stained glass shines through each handcrafted piece. She stated, “[Stained glass] isn’t static. It’s intended for window hanging. Each piece changes as the light changes creating an additional aspect with reflections and refractions.” She believes it’s a dynamic and beautiful medium. “I just love to make stained glass,” Alexander said. To view additional stained glass works visit Alexander Art Glass at www.a-artglass.com or phone 832.425-3602.

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January 5, 12, 19, & 28: All Media Art Classes with Olga Crump, check on website for various times Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1392 www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com

January 15: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Longhorn Museum, 6 to 9 p.m. 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393 president@bayareaphotoclub.org, www.bayareaphotoclub.org

January 2, 3 & 4: Ice Sculptures Exhibit, Moody Gardens, Galveston, www.galveston.com January 5-8: Faculty Exhibition, UHCL Art Gallery, Mon – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri, 9 a.m. – noon, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., www.uhcl.edu/artgallery

THEATRE January 15: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Longhorn Museum, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393 president@bayareaphotoclub.org, www.bayareaphotoclub.org

CHILDREN’S ART

Library Story Times

Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer,

January 19: Lakeview Guild Meeting. 3rd Monday each month 7 p.m., check website for location, for more info, email info@lakeviewquiltersguild.org, lakeviewquiltersguild.org

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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, www.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, 409-765-5700, www.galvestonmuseum.com. 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

January 6,13,20 & 27: Country Western Dance Lessons, 11 a.m. – Noon, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com January 16: Tickets go on sale for Tribute Ballet; Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre at University of Houston Clear Lake, Bayou Theatre. Call for tickets 281-480-1617, www.bahbt.org See column for more

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Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning & computer classes forming, 281-474-9142, hcpl.net

Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-7407722, www.LSFM.org

January 15: An Evening with Ebony Cowgirl, Donna B. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com

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

Moody Gardens: 24-hour animal webcam, Galveston Moody Gardens, 800-582-4673, www.moodygardens.com,

January 17: Bay Area Bluegrass Show, with Dueling Hearts, Sabine River and Saltgrass, 7 p.m., Arolfo Civic Center, 300 W. Walker, League City

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

MUSIC

January 24 & 25: The Oakridge Boys, 24th 7:30 p.m. & 25th 3 p.m. The Grand, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-763-7173, www.thegrand.com January 29: Diva Evening with Cindy Thomas, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-332-1393, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com

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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

MUSEUMS 1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Airport, 713-454-1940, 1940airterminal.org Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open

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San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. La Porte, 281-4792421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org Space Center of Houston:1602 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, www.spacecenter.org New Exhibit thru Jan 18 - “The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth 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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Upcoming Fitness Events 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 & 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 77550 Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 Mardi Gras! Galveston Fun Run 5k -Jolly Jester Jaunt The Mardi Gras Arch 2300 Ships Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550 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

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2015 BEERFOOTER 5K

5th Annual Jail Break Run 1/2 Marathon & 5K Baytown Police Dept.3200 Main St.Baytown, TX 77520

A BEACHIN BEER RUN OF A GOOD TIME

Annual Galloway Gallop 5K and 10K Fundraiser Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah TX 77565

2816 Ave R 1/2 Galveston, TX 77550

Saturday, January 17, 2015 Beerfoot Beach Bar & Brewery Put your BEERFOOT in front of the other in this BREWTIFUL Beach 5K Fun Run HOPPENING at Beerfoot Brewery! The Beerfooter Beach Run is the perfect opportunity to run along Galveston’s beaches & follow it up with a day of great eats and drinks! The run is 5 kilometers long and will begin on the beach across the street from Beerfoot Brewery and head west. Walking and/or running is permitted as this is a non-competitive, non-timed event!

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 Rd. Houston, TX. 77075 Sat., Feb. 28, 2015 Pearland 5K Cancer Prevention Run/Walk Silverlake Elementary, Pearland, TX 77584 Sat., March 7, 2015 Causeway FunD Run/

Walk Galveston Island Causeway • 8522 Teichman Rd Galveston, TX 77553 Sat., March 14, 2015 San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run • One Monument Circle La Porte, TX 77571

Sat-Sun., March 14-15 Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon Rex Meador Park 2100 Meyer Rd, Seabrook TX 77586 Sat., March 21, 2015 Run Home ~ Family Fun Run 1100 S Friendswood Dr Friendswood, TX 77546

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Krewe Du Lac Christmas Toy Drive & Pub Crawl Benefitting Kemah Police Charities • Hosted by T-bone Tom’s, JP’s Upper Deck, Zone 504 & Bakkhus Taverna

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Lakewood Yacht Club cuts ribbon for unique shed Sailing Calendar

Got Puck? T-Bone Tom’s & Tookie’s Do! By Rhonda Meredith

HYC Revognah Regatta

Don’t go through life without goals. Two local restaurants take that statement to heart. TBone Tom’s and Tookie’s each have an ice hockey teams in a novice recreational league for adults. Tookie’s even has a traveling team that will be headed to Las Vegas in the spring time. In hockey, they say half the game is mental, and half is dental… But that may not be true. Barry Terrell, who sponsors both the Tookie’s and T-Bone Tom’s teams, says he plays the team sport “for health reasons, friendly competition, camaraderie, and most importantly because it is fun.” Hockey is the coolest sport. The league is year-round with about three seasons per year. Each season has approximately 12 games, including a playoff and a championship game. Both teams play their regular season games weekly at the Bellerive Ice Center in Houston‘s Sharpstown area; only a 35-mile drive from Kemah. They had to transfer from Space City Ice Station when that rink closed a few months ago. Remember, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. More than 80 players make up the co-ed teams. With new teams drafted each season, Terrell says the teams are always looking for new players to draft. No ice skating experience is required, but a fun attitude is a must. And if you don’t want to be a part of the action on the ice, be an athletic supporter and cheer the teams on from the stands. For more information, email Terrell at tbonetoms@earthlink.net.

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Thurs. Jan 1 • Galveston Bay

HYC Mid-Winter Regatta Feb 28-March 1 • Galv. Bay

HYC Spring Series #1 Vice Commodore Joyce Maxwell, Commodore Tom Collier, Rear Commodore Don Mitchell, and Fleet Captain Jim Winton cut the ribbon to open B shed were

Lakewood Yacht Club Commodore Tom Collier helped to cut the ribbon for the club’s “latest and greatest” shed on Clear Lake, according to their Board of Directors. Joining him for the ceremony were Vice Commodore Joyce Maxwell, Rear Commodore Don Mitchell and Fleet Captain Jim Winton. “Our B shed was completely re-built from the bottom of the lake and is unique. First in its design, B shed has floating piers and docks under a fixed roof,” explained Collier. “It is the only one like it on Clear Lake or Galveston Bay and definitely has advantages over the fixed piers and docks, especially in storm conditions.” B shed has 23 floating slips, sized 50’, 55’, 60’ and 65’ in length. Each slip comes with a full sized locker, free dockside water, and complimentary wireless high speed internet. B shed has Trex Composite ™ decking, LED lighting and 50 amp metered shore power.

LYC gets Key to Seabrook Seabrook Mayor Glenn Royal (right) recently presented a proclamation and "Key to the City" to Lakewood Yacht Club Commodore Tom Collier for the club's contributions to the city including the annual Concours d'Elegance Keels & Wheels which brings over 10,000 visitors to the city of Seabrook during the first weekend every May.

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Sun. March 8 • Galveston Bay

HYC Spring Series #2 Sun. March 29 • Galveston Bay

HOUSTON YACHT CLUB 281-471-1255

Bay Cup I March 7 • Galveston Bay

Heald Bank Race April 25-26 • Galveston Bay

Shoe Regatta May 16-17 • Galveston Bay

LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB 281-474-2511

Cruzan Rum Icicle Race 1 Sat, Jan 3 • Galveston Bay

Cruzan Rum Icicle Race 2 Sat, Jan 10 • Galveston Bay

Cruzan Rum Icicle Race 3 Sat, Jan 17 • Galveston Bay

Cruzan Rum Icicle Race 4 Sat, Jan 24 • Galveston Bay

Cruzan Rum Icicle Race 5 Sat, Jan 31 • Galveston Bay

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Who’s Ready For Mardi Gras? Kemah’s Official Krewe Is! Celebrate Mardi Gras with a bang and an “Arrrgh!” with everyone’s favorite party pirates, Kemah’s Krewe du Lac. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 • King’s Cake Party: The season starts on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at T-Bone Tom's for King's Cake Party. Enjoy live music, King's Cake and all the festivities. Tickets will be on sale for all upcoming events including The Royal Ball. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 - Royal Ball: The Royal Ball is on Saturday, January 31 in the beautiful second floor ballroom at Landry’s.

Krewes Into Kemah Weekend Friday, Feb. 6 - Krewes Into Kemah Kick Off Party hosted annually by Bakkhus Taverna on 6th Street in the Lighthouse District. Starts at 7pm. Annual bash includes live music for dancing on the patio and lots of Krewe fun! No cover charge. Full menu and full bar available for an additional cost. All ages welcome. Saturday, Feb. 7 - Galloway Gallop Fun Run starts the day with a BANG! The run begins at 8 am with a certified 10K and 5K race followed by a Kid K Dash at 9am. As always, the Galloway Gallop features a beautiful scenic course, great prizes and a fantastic finish-line party that includes refreshments, music and children’s activities and is known as one of the most family friendly & fun races in the Bay Area. Cash, costume and door prizes are awarded. Saturday, Feb. 7 - Kemah Mardi Gras Parade. Participants line up behind T-Bone Tom’s at 10 am. The parade begins 11 am at the corner of 5th and Bradford Streets. The frolicking procession travels north up Bradford St. to the Kemah Boardwalk and back down Kipp Street along Galveston Bay and ends at the Jimmy Walker Community Center on 9th Street. No fee. Saturday, Feb. 7 - Post Parade Mardi Pardi. An annual tradition! T-Bone Tom’s Backyard. Noon to dusk. Enjoy live music, a costume contest, parade awards presentation, arts & crafts booths, charity raffle, moonwalk, face painting and more. This annual celebration is a colorful crowd pleaser. Very family friendly. Free admission. Full bar, regular menu and crawfish available for an additional cost. All ages welcome. At 7 pm the Yachty Gras Boat Parade floats by The Boardwalk with decorated boats and more beads! Feb. 13 - 17 - Galveston Parades & Fat Tuesday on The Strand: For the Grand Mardi Gras finale, join Krewe du Lac on Galveston island to participate in all the fun. Come out to the Kings Cake Party to sign up. Also stay tuned to www.krewedulac.org for dates, times, admissions, and event details. The SCENE is the official guide to the Clear Lake, Bay Area & Galveston Entertainment Districts. Look for our 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

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6. BATTLESHIP TEXAS

10. ELLINGTON FIELD

14. HAAK VINEYARDS & WINERY

3. KEMAH BOARDWALK

7. LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM

11. SAN JACINTO MONUMENT

15. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR

4. SCHLITTERBAHN

8. GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER

12. NOLAN RYAN CENTER

16. BIG LEAGUE DREAMS

5. CLEAR CREEK WINERY

9. PIRATES BAY WATER PARK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2501 Seawall Blvd. ....1.855.789.7437

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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

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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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Mark May & The Paul Ramirez Band @ Katie’s

Michael Stevens @ Gabachos

Paul Ramirez Band trading off solo after solo, back and forth lead licks, that clearly had to be wired in straight from the cosmos. Music lovers came in for this Thursday night show from as far as Katy and Kingwood and stayed the entire evening despite having to work the next day. KPFT’s Blues Hound, James Nagle, along with his Houston Blues Society entourage were in the house and true to form, Mark played the show on borrowed equipment, this year provided by Phil Morrison, a musician from Manvel. Mark says he’s still playing the local scene up in Ohio with his band and spending time in the studio putting together another CD. I can’t wait!

FOLLOW-UP – A few months ago, we crossed trails briefly with The Michael Stevens Band, had to cut out prematurely and owed them a follow-up. We had a pleasant surprise catching Michael, sans the band, at Gabacho’s Restaurant in El Lago. We’ve enjoyed TMSB over the years as they effortlessly pounded out endless medleys, never needing a playlist, interacting with the audience and going wherever the evening may lead. And this evening, it was definitely one for the audience. OVER THE TOP – This month goes to Katie’s for the annual return of Mark May. In years past, Mark would hang out this time of year for nearly a month, playing shows all across the greater Houston metro area. Events shortened this year’s visit to a week, and of the two shows that were on the schedule, the good folks at Katie’s in Bacliff scored one of them. A packed house took in an evening of the finest with Mark May and The

Mark May & The Paul Ramirez Band @ Katie’s

IT’S A WRAP – By the time you read this, you’ve probably hoisted a cup and sang your Auld Lang Syne. For each of us dealing with such, whatever your terms and conditions, we want to wish each of you the best as we charge forward into 2015. According those who read tree rings for a living, word is that we are in a 2000 year cooling spell, so do what you can to keep the flame alive, and hopefully with some of our awesome live music, we’ll catch you out there on The SCENE!

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Texas Buzz Music Awards: From Page 35 With the addition of two more members, the individual influences of each member catalyzed an evolution in the band's style. The results were quickly selfevident after bursting into the Houston music scene in February 2014. Valeluna has won three awards in 2014. Their debut album, "In Your Absence," was a named a top-10 album of 2014 by local media outlets just nine months after their live debut. By combining post-rock's calming ambience, classic rock inspired guitar, progressive rock influenced drumming, and melodic bass grooves, Valeluna's sound will envelope you in an atmosphere of emotional alternative rock music. Listen to their album stream and purchase at www.Valeluna.com.

Individual talent awards: Best Vocalist BRADLEY MANGRUM (Icky Hollow) Best Guitarist BRAD LAMBERT (Hindsight) Best Bassist JEREMY MALLATT (Alvin & the Slickpunks) Best Drummer CASEY BOWEN (Downfall 2012)

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CASSETTE TAPE Bassist Cam Rowe (on right) shares his excitement (and beer) with drummer Noe Molina on stage immediagtely after Cassette Tape was named Band of the Year. Singer/lead guitar player Matt Cash (on left) looks on.

Best Metal Band - SPACE RHINO: What does Space Rhino sound like? How about a cosmic horde of rhinos stampeding through the universe in search of heavier beings and the eternal buzz? This metal threesome out of Houston is comprised of Theo Tsa (guitar), Julian Zamora (bass, vocals), and Cliff “Corn Bred” Long (drums). Motorhead is cited as a musical influence and “kicking reptilian ass” is one of their interests. They have accomplished a lot for only having been together since April 2013, and they are just getting started. Space Rhino is on Facebook. Best Live Performance - VANILLA SUGAR: This all-female, electronic/experimental band brings high energy to the stage, and delivers an eclectic mix of genres into their songwriting. Vanilla Sugar came about in 2012 when Jessica Perry (vocals, keys) and Cortnii Rose (vocals, keys) went on a search to create an all female band with an experimental sound. “KB” (drums) and Vanessa V (guitar) complete the line-up. Vanilla Sugar's current mission is to spread their music and expand their fan base. Like them on Facebook.

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Texas Buzz Music Awards: From Page 52 Their influences are wide ranging from classic rock, modern heavy rock, to Spanish folk music. All of this forms the building blocks to the experimental, hip hop, progressive reggae that has the band flexing their musical muscles into a unique sound. Just go with the psychedelic and reggae flow... The members of Cassette Tape are Matt Cash (lead guitar, vocals). Cam Rowe (bass), David Rios (percussion), Noe Molina (drums), and Mark Lum (rhythm guitar, vocals). Cassette Tape can be found on Facebook. Best Alternative Band - FOX & CATS: Josh Willems (guitar, vocals) and Nicole Wigginton (drums), both Clear Lake alums, make up the rock duo of Fox & Cats. The indie rock two-piece Fox & Cats was officially formed in the summer of 2011 with the band name stemming from an inside joke about the sexy actress Megan Fox and about not-so-sexy house cats. Willems describes the duo’s sound as “nothing fancy, just deeply honest, straight-up rock and roll with emotion and passion." Fox & Cats released their first EP “This Is Your Brain On Love” in

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July 2013. Their official website is www.foxandcats.bandcamp.com. Best New Band - THE WEEDS: The Weeds is a band made up of four very talented teenagers, ranging from 15 to 18 years old, who play a mix of both classic and modern rock, and even a little blues. They will be performing at Scout Bar with Cassette Tape on Saturday, January 3. The Weeds started out in 2012 as a two piece band with Addison Ruddell (vocals, bass) and Ryan Isbell (drums). In 2013, Blake Isbell (rhythm guitar) and Jonathan Hales (guitar) both joined the band and completed the line-up. Their first gig to play was in December 2013. Now, on any given weekend, you can catch The Weeds playing venues all over Houston and the surrounding areas. Check them out on Facebook. Best Rock Band – VALELUNA: This atmospheric rock band hails from Texas City. Cousins Justin Allison (guitar, vocalist, keys) and Ty McMahon (lead guitar, vocals, keys) co-created Valeluna, and recruited Aaron Skipper (drums) and Ricky Ward (bass). - Continued on Page 33

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Play B-I-N-G-O on Tuesday nights. Engage in the friendly Team Trivia competition on Wednesday nights with the luck of “Big Beer” by your side. Or maybe opt for a glass of Southern Exposure made with Fireball cinnamon whisky, Southern Comfort, Firefly peach moonshine, and lemonade.

received the then-only permit to brew and sell beer in Galveston County. Located in a sliver of unincorporated Galveston County between League City and Dickinson, Galactic Coast Brewing was founded by Michael Taylor and myself (John Ennis), and we are proud to return the rich heritage of brewing to the county. Inspired by the innovative and competitive legacy of the area’s space exploration program and deep tradition of marine and chemical engineering, the brewery has followed a unique model by leveraging enthusiasm, creativity and revolutionary thinking to overcome the unwillingness to start out in debt and burn extensive capital. From a self-designed electric brewhouse, custom-built 4-at-a-time keg cleaner/sanitizer, DIY glycol machine or the development of the self-proven protocols and procedures necessary when developing a custom system instead of learning a proven one, Galactic Coast Brewing is coming at the brewing game from a different angle than most startups. But we are also fans of the five Galveston County businesses, our “brothers in brew,” who have followed Galactic Coast into the local brewing industry with their own creativity, out-

It is music and more music at Sherlock’s. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, enjoy live musical entertainment from the top cover bands in Texas. Get ready to party and have a good time because these known acts will be headlining the stage in January: Rat Ranch, The Fuse, The Max, Fal Skye, The Playboyz, Infinity’s Twin, Pirate Radio, Goodtime Muffin, Adrenaline, Rock Radio, Adrian Circle, Big Richard, The Funk Munkeys, Bad Boyfriend, Overdrive, and The Slags. Check Sherlock’s website for the line-up www.SherlocksPub.com. “Striving and succeeding being a neighborhood pub for the past 15 years is an accomplishment to be celebrated,” said White. “We are not going anywhere. Sherlock’s is here for the long haul!” Indeed, Watson. Come experience Sherlock’s Pub for the first time… Again.

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standing beer and major contributions to the current Craft Beer Renaissance happening both locally and state-wide.

South Texas Breweries

Tejas Brew Pub B & J's Pizza

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

6662 S. Staples , Corpus Christi, Texas 78412

Joe's Brewhouse Port Aransas Brewing

113 E Concho Ave, San Angelo, TX 76903

429 N Alister Port Aransas, TX 78373

Padre Island Brewing

Zero One Ale House

3400 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

20 W Beauregard Ave, San Angelo, TX 76903

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Houston / Galveston / East Texas

Galactic Coast Brewing 1675 Dickinson Ave, Dickinson, TX 77539

Anheuser-Busch 775 Gellhorn Drive Houston, TX 77029

Texian Brewing 1125 FM 359 Richmond, Texas 77406

Brazos Valley Brewing 201 W. First St. Breham, Texas 77833

The Republic 701 University Dr College Station, TX

No Label Brewing 5351-A 1st Street Katy, TX 77493 Texas Beer Refinery 1825 Dickinson Ave Dickinson, TX 77539

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

Saint Arnold Brewing 2000 Lyons Ave. Houston, TX 77020

Buffalo Bayou Brewing 5301 Nolda St. Houston, TX 77007

Lone Pint 507 Commerce Street Magnolia, TX 77355

Galveston Island Brewing 8423 Stewart Rd. Galveston, TX 77554

Southern Star Brewing 1207 N FM 3083 Conroe, TX 77303

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

Karbach Brewing 2032 Karbach Street Houston, TX 77092

1001 W Magnolia Fort Worth, TX 76104

Deep Ellum 2823 St Louis Street Dallas, TX 75226

Huff Brewing Co. 9807 Koehn Rd. Bellville, TX 77418

Cycler's Brewing 17105 Osburn Rd Montgomery, TX 77356

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

Community Beer 1530 Inspiration Dr. Dallas, TX 75207

Cornel’s Brewing 13410 Hwy 105 Beaumont, TX 77713

Moontower Inn 3004 Canal St, Houston, TX 77003

FireWheel Brewing 2806 Lawing Ln. STE C Rowlett TX, 75088

Zio Carlo Magnolia

Four Corners 423 Singleton Blvd Dallas, TX 75212

B52 Brewing 12470 Milroy Ln, Conroe, TX 77304

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

Cedar Creek Brewery 244 Cedar Creek Pkwy Seven Points, TX 75143

Martin House Brewing 220 Sylvania Ave. 209 Fort Worth, TX 76111 Blackwater Draw Brewing Company 303 Boyett St, College Station, TX 77840

Galveston Bay Beer Co. 12900 FM 3436 Dickinson, Texas 77539

Dallas / North Texas

Franconia Brewing 495 McKinney Parkway McKinney, Tx 75071

Shannon Brewing 818 N. Main Street Keller, TX 76248 Peticolas Brewing Co. 2026 Farrington St. Dallas, TX 75207 Revolver Brewing 5650 Matlock Road Granbury, TX 76049 Lakewood Brewing 2302 Executive Drive Garland, TX 75041

Brews Brothers 2404 Strand Galveston, TX 7755

Fort Bend Brewing 13370 South Gessner Missouri City, TX 77489

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Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX 77363

Texas Big Beer Brewery 400 County Road 3136 Buna, TX 77612

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The Union Bear 3699 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204


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Austin / San Antonio / Central Texas Real Ale Brewing Spoetz (Shiner) Brewing 603 East Brewery Street Shiner, TX 77984

The Barber Shop (512) Brewing 407 Radam Ln Austin, TX 78745

Austin Beer Garden

Guadalupe Brewing

1305 West Oitorf St. Austin, TX 78704

1580 Wald Rd. Suite 1 New Braunfels, TX 78132

231 San Saba Ct. Blanco, TX 78606

207 Mercer St. Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Goliad Brewing Pedernales Brewing

252 Metting Road Goliad, Texas, 77963

Twisted X Brewing South Austin Brewing

Solid Rock Brewing

23455 W. RR 150 Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Root Cellar Brewery 215 North LBJ San Marcos, TX 78666

415 E Saint Elmo, Unit 1D Austin TX 78745

2214 Bee Creek Road Spicewood, TX 78669

Fredericksburg Brewing

Infamous Brewing Circle Brewing Co.

4602 Weletka Dr. #200 Austin, TX 78734

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

97 Hitchin Post Trail Fredericksburg, TX

Ranger Creek Brewing

245 E. Main St. Federicksburg, TX

4834 Whirlwind St. San Antonio, TX 78217

Rogness Brewing 2400 Patterson Industrial Pflugerville, TX 78660

Draught House Pub & Brewery

Double Horn Brewing

4112 Medical Parkway Austin, TX 78751

208 Avenue H Marble Falls, TX 78654

Branchline Brewing 3633 Metro Parkway San Antonio, TX

Uncle Billy's Brew & Que Live Oak

1530 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704

3301-B East 5th Street Austin, Texas 78702

Thirsty Planet Brewing Pint House Pizza

11160 Circle Drive Austin, Texas 78736

4729 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78756

Austin Beerworks

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

3009 Industrial Terrace Austin, TX 78758

106 East Pecan Drive Johnson City, TX 78636

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

New Braunfels Brewing

The Faust Hotel &

180 W Mill St #100 New Braunfels, TX 78130

Brewing Co.

Adelbert's Brewery

Blue Star Brewing

Bar D Brewhouse

240 South Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, Texas

1414 South Alamo, Ste 105 San Antonio, TX 78210

213 N. High, San Saba, Texas 76877

Middleton Brewing

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

2314 Rutland Dr #100 Austin, TX 78758

North by Northwest Jester King

10010 Capital Texas Hwy North Austin, TX 78759

Freetail Brewing

13005 Fitzhugh Rd. B Austin, TX 78736

Hops & Grain

9595 Raunch Road 12 Ste 4 Wimberly, TX 78676

507 Calles Austin, TX 78702

Kamala Brewing at Whip In

Independence Brewing

5 Stones Craft Brewing

3913 Todd Lane #607 Austin, TX 78744

850 Schneider Cibolo, TX 78108

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1950 IH35 South Austin, TX 78704

Eola School Brewery 12119 FM 381 Eola, TX 76937

Flix Brewhouse

Dodging Duck Brewhaus

Abilene Brewing

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

402 River Road Boerne, TX 78006

158 Cypress St. Abilene, TX 79601

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Texas Beer Refinery’s Gumbo Cook-Off

WINNER: Krewe De Gumbo • 2ND PLACE: The Cajun Asian

Judges & TBR Staff

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Commercial Brewing returns as big business in GALVESTON COUNTY

Galactic Coast Brewing 1675 Dickinson Ave, Dickinson, TX 77539 Licensed October 2011

BREWERY

Beerfoot Beach Bar 2816 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX 77550 Opened August 2012

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Brews Brothers 2404 Strand Galveston, TX 77550 Licensed May 2013

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Galveston County’s commercial brewing history dates back to 1895 when a team lead by German-born Adolphus Busch, co-founder of Anheuser-Bush, raised $400,000 to found the Galveston Brewing Company in 1893 and finish construction of a giant island brewery at 33rd & Post Office & Church Streets in 1895. The brewery was so well-constructed that it survived the Hurricane of 1900 that destroyed most of the island and killed an estimated 6,000 people.

Galveston Brewing 1895-1918 Galveston-Houston Breweries Inc. 1934-1955 Falstaff Brewing 1956-1981

Shortly after the Hurricane of 1900, Prussian-born brewmaster Hermann Weiss moved to Galveston from San Antonio and launched two breweries on the island. First was the short lived J. A. Brockman – Weiss Beer Brewery followed by the Weiss and Son's Brewery, with his sons Herman Jr. and Charles. In 1909 they closed that brewery when Hermann was offered the position of head brewmaster at the newly formed Shiner Brewery which is now known as the Spoetzl Brewery. Both his sons worked at Shiner as well, but Herman would later take a position in San Antonio as the head brewmaster for the San Antonio Brewing Association which later became the Pearl Brewing Company. A fourth pre-Prohibition brewery on the island was the Moritz Brock Beer Co. Brewery. But Prohibition would bring change and force Galveston Brewing Company to pivot and produce an alcohol-free beverage called Galvo as Southern Beverage, which was a flop and eventually the brewing equipment was removed in order to produce soft drinks as the XXX Company. Following Prohibition, the brewing equipment returned and the giant island brewery at 33rd & Post Office & Church Street opened again in 1934 as the Galveston-Houston Breweries, Inc., which it remained until it was sold to Falstaff Brewing in 1956. A quarter century later found demand for Falstaff falling, and the brewery closed in 1981 and eventually the tanks were removed and sent to China where they produce Pabst Blue Ribbon today. The massive 313,000-sq.ft. structure has seen little use since, minus as the setting of a B-Grade horror movie in 2010. It was listed by the Galveston Historical Foundation as one of the Island’s most endangered historic structures and, similar to Houston’s Astrodome, there have been ideas floated over the years of how to commercially redevelop the space and/or land with no action.

Texas Beer Refinery

Galveston Island Brewing

Galveston Bay Beer Co.

8423 Stewart Rd. Galveston, TX 77554 Licensed March 2014

12900 FM 3436 Dickinson, Texas 77539 Licensed August 2014

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Texas Beer Enthusiast YAGA'S 6TH CHILI QUEST & BEER FEST

Three Texas Breweries sue the state over Senate Bill 639 passed in 2013

Not to fear, the Chili & Beer is near! For the past five years Yaga’s in Galveston has brought a diverse crowd of Chili & Beer Known as the “Small Brewer Poison Pill,” SB 639 gives distributors lovers from all unbalanced power & is considered a violation of the Texas Constitution over to GalveThe headlines in 2013 proclaimed after Senate Bills 515, ston is516, 517 and 518 were made into law that the playing field land. just became level for small independent Texas brewers. Those The bills were a positive in both impact and statement for all Texas 2015 Craft Brewers. But snuck in under cover was Senate Bill 639, festival that had game-changing negative implications for the smallwill consist of the ever-so-popular Chili & est, newest and all future Texas Craft Breweries. Beer tasting with many added perks. So get ready for live music, a 5K Fun Last month, Live Oak Brewing in Austin, Peticolas BrewRun/Walk, a washer pitching tournament, ing Company in Dallas and Revolver Brewing in Granbury a jackpot margarita contest, jalapeño eatfiled a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn the 2013 ing contest, vendors and a historical strand law (SB 639) they say violates the Texas Constitution by forcing merchant walk-about. As if that doesn’t ful- them to give away their territorial distribution rights for free. fill all of your festival needs, returning this "This law is like the government forcing authors to give the year is the expanded Beer Festival. Attendees to the Beer Festival will have the oprights to their books to publishers for free," said Matt Miller, portunity to sample a variety of more than managing attorney of the Texas office of the Institute for Justice 100 craft and import beers. Simply purwhich is representing the brewers. "It is unconstitutional for chase a souvenir beer-tasting mug along Texas to force brewers to give distributors property that they with a punch card, and one will be able to never earned and don’t deserve." taste all the different brews and chat with For example, a small brewer who wants to transition to using expert BrewMasters. Even the ultimate a third party distributor cannot be beer fan is promised rare finds and a few surprises at this Beer Fest. Craft Beer Radio compensated by that distributor for the existing business that they FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 would be turning over, but then 7-8pm Chief/Cooks Meeting @ Beerfoot; that same distributor could immedi8-10pm Kick Off Party @ Beerfoot ately turn around and sell that business to another distributor for SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015 millions of dollars. In addition, current code provisions alDOWNTOWN EVENTS ready stipulate that once a brewer assigns a distributor, the (Event is located at 23rd St. & Strand St) brewer can’t terminate or fail to renew that relationship with6am Teams Begin Set Up; 10am Vendors DRINK OF AGES out “good cause,” or without compensating that distributor Open; 10:30am Washer Tourney Check Badlands Radio for the fair market value of the brewer’s distribution rights— In; 11am Will Call & Information Booth 6-8 p.m. Live Thursdays rights which, under the new bill, the brewer could not be Open; Strand Merchant Walkabout Begins; Hosts: Jon Denman Washer Tournament Begins; Noon Regular compensated for in the first place. Distributors, on the other & Preston Brown Chili Turn In; Public Chili Sampling Begins; VIP hand, are free to terminate their relationships with brewers Beer Tasting Opens; Jackpot Margarita Conwithout cause or compensation, any time they see fit. test; 1pm Public Beer Tasting Opens & Live Music Begins in Saengerfest Park; 2pm Exotic Chili Turn In; 3pm Jalapeno Eating Contest; Public Chili Sampling Ends; Merchant Walk About Ends; 4:30 pm Awards Ceremony; 6pm Event Closes

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015 SEAWALL EVENT (Beerfoot Beach Bar)

BEERFOOTER 5K Fun Run 7:30am Check In/Registration; 9am Run Begins; 11am Downtown for Chili & Beer

Basically a statute was designed specifically to deprive an entire class of Texas small business owners of the cash value of their businesses.

WHAT’S ON TAP KPRC 950AM 3 p.m. Sundays Hosts: James Simpson & Chris Spradley

"When Texas passed this law, not only did it give away part of what my employees and I built — it took my beer off the shelves in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and other parts of Texas where Live Oak beer would otherwise be,” explained Chip McElroy, president of Live Oak Brewing.


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TEXAS CRAFT BEER FESTIVALS (Confirmed 2015 Dates • Start Planning)

Sun City On Tap Fest January 17, 2015 Southwest University Event Cntr • El Paso, TX Midland On Tap Fest January 17, 2015 Commemorative Air Force Midland, TX Border Beer Fest February 28, 2015 Laredo Civic Center Laredo, TX Big Texas Beer Fest April 11, 2015 Fair Park Auto Building Dallas, TX Wild West Brew Fest May 2, 2015 Katy Mills Mall • Katy, TX Big Batch Brew Bash May 17, 2015 (Tentative) Saint Arnold Brewery Houston, TX Best Little Brew Fest In Texas June 20, 2015 Old Town Lewisville, TX Brewmasters Fest Beer Festival September 4-6, 2015 Moody Gardens Dates To Be Announced: Galveston, TX Lunar Rendezbrew

2015 San Antonio July or August 2014 Beer Festival Clear Lake Park October 17, 2015 Texas Craft Brewers Fest Maverick Park Sept. or Oct. 2014 San Antonio, TX Fiesta Gardens - Austin


Signature Drinks:

LONE STAR GRILL Asian Lemon Drop – Absolut Citron, a premium vodka flavored with lemon, lime, and a hint of lemon peel, is infused with fresh lemon juice to create a tart foundation to this magnificent cocktail. Add the round sweetness of mango juice and a kick from spicy ginger mixed into a simple syrup, and garnish with a lemon peel twist. Pair it with the Grilled Flat Iron Steak with herb roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus, and complemented with a house steak sauce. Bayshore Rum – This drink packs a one, two, THREE punch! Start with Railean Handmade Texas White Rum from sunny San Leon, Cruzan “The Don’t Hurry” Rum produced in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the higher alcohol content and unique spice blend of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, out of New York. This threesome plays well with the company of pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine. Garnish with a cherry and a slice of orange. Live a bit on the edge, and don’t order off the menu. Instead, opt for the chef’s special. Mexican Martini – Made from only the finest blue agave and handcrafted in Mexico since 1870, Herradora Silver has a smokey herb flavor with a touch of citrus, and a long rich finish. Mix with Grand Marnier, a premium cognac blend with hints of tropical oranges from the Caribbean, and fine cognac from France. The flavors are joined together with fresh lime and orange juices, and a jalapeño garnish. This martini is the perfect accompaniment to the Grilled Fish Tacos (grilled tilapia marinated in jalapeño, cilantro, and cumin served with pickled cabbage, carrots, red onions, fresh salsa, green sauce, and lime).

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Pirate Radio @ Zone 504 Andy & The Dreamsicles @ T-bone Tom’s

Lake scene. I like the way this group takes time for what’s important yet ready for action whenever the bell comes calling and predict that in 2015, Pirate Radio would be an ideal band to play on the big stage at a League City, Walter Hall Park event just not on cowboy night. Cheers to Prime Minister of the Krewe du Lac, Annabelle Ruch, who after 14 years, will be passing over the reigns to spend more time in North Texas with family. Annabelle has been a phenomenal force of nature in this area organizing events such as the original Seabrook Music Festival, the Krewe du Lac events, SCENE Fest and the original Boogie,

KEMAH TOY DRIVE AND PUB CRAWL – Was PACKED with perhaps the largest turnout in the history of this annual Krewe du Lac and SCENE Magazine holiday event. There were LOTS of new faces in this year’s batch of merry mongers to join King Larry Hays and his wife, Queen Betty Hayes. Once again, TBone Tom’s and their fantastic staff did a splendid job hosting the kickoff event without missing a beat. Dang, they’re good! Speaking of beat, Andy and the Dreamsicles, along with their entourage of Parrotloving holiday tropical rockers were cooking things up nicely. A big Happy Birthday to Andy Upchurch for joining the class of local musicians (Hammond, Shannon, McCorquodale and David Schwope to name a few) celebrating their 60th orbit around the Sun – what a strong class of musicians indeed! Speaking of strong, we caught Pirate Radio deep down in the Lighthouse District at Zone 504. Eric Garza and the band has been at it for several years now on the local Clear

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Blues & Brews – in everything she does, many well wishes to her future. (Other pub crawl stops included JP's Upper Deck and Bakkhus Taverna.) - Continued on Page 32

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was stellar and trust that our local live music helped liven things up.

MUSICAL SLEEPER AWARD – Over in the craft brewery department, the boss took me along to check out a local open house complete with gumbo cookoff. I’ll let him tell everybody about the brew and fine eats. For me, these tend to be seriously fun outings and this time out, I was totally hoodwinked catching Raf Rivera playing the acoustic and singing solo – so surprised at first that I had to make him take off his sun glasses to be sure. Over the years, many catch Raf shredding the electric with local groups such as Dev Electric, Hounds of Jezebel, a couple times on stage with Erase the Virus and on lead with The Hunger – All waaaaaaaay over on the high energy end of the spectrum. Yet on this day, there was Raf laying out crisp and articulate acoustic licks on his Taylor and looper, singing with a clarity that could hold its own at any private party or big stage. I had no idea he had this in him. It was such an enjoyable treat! The second treat that afternoon was getting a chance to chat with Raf – often time we cross paths in venues at 95-110 db. Raf filled me in on being a musician from Florida who took root in Clear Lake while on his way to LA. Aside from being quite the busy full-time professional musician, Raf shared his plans for his upcoming wedding at the white chapel in Las Vegas “where all the musicians get married.” You can’t fake a happy smile, folks, and I suspect 2015 will be a good year for this man. Cheers! I’m not sure if we’ll ever see Raf playing at the coffee house or wine bar circuit anytime soon, but hopefully, will get a chance to hear him fly solo again, perhaps at Skallywag down - Continued on Page 41 in the Lighthouse District.

Happy New Year! Hope everybody had a great holiday season and able to enjoy time with family and friends out and about on The SCENE. It was surreal driving around town Christmas Day with all the shops closed and people off the streets – The way it probably should’ve been. Looking ahead, the Andy & The Dreamsicles days are finally getting @ T-bone longer, our hometown Tom’s pro football team complete with a new coach gave us reason to stay tuned in, our pro basketball team is well in the mix this season, and Mardi Gras season lies ahead. As for the live music scene, the month of December blew by “FAST,” and we weren’t able to make it out to as many shows as our norm. Nonetheless, what we were able to take in during December

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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. 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 Wed-Fri 5-8pm ------------------------

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

Cock-Eyed SEAGULL

Where: 1010 B NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Fri 2-8 pm What: $1.50 Dom Drafts, $4.50 Dom. Pitchers, $1.75 Dom. Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks ------------------------

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: 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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SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Featured Bartender JESSICA @ MONKEY BAR 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

No monkey’ing around here… Jessica has been a “bartender/therapist” at the Monkey Bar for 9 years now, and has been in the industry a lucky 13 years. The hardworking bartender has two jobs. Jessica says she enjoys her weekend shifts at Monkey Bar because it is how she relaxes. Best thing about the Monkey Bar? The people! “Most of the really good friends I have, I met at Monkey Bar,” she said. “Also, I get to hear everyone's drama, and it makes me think, ’Hey maybe my life isn't so bad sometimes!’” Signature drink: Red Wrong and Strong... It's red. It's wrong. And it's strong... Who doesn't love that? Head over to Monkey Bar and give it a try! Monkey business? No, show business! When asked what reality show Jessica would be on, she replied, “Not really a reality show fan, but I am a game show junkie. I would love to be on Wheel of Fortune (bucket list). I used to think Price is Right, but changed my mind after Bob Barker left, ’Remember to have your pets spayed or neutered.’ Haha, who doesn't love that creepy old man?” Just because it is January… Any New Year’s resolutions? “Quit drinking, quit smoking, spend more time with family and friends, eat healthy, lose weight, help those in need...insert any other clichéd resolution

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

here.” The ever ambitious bartender relates. Then she laments, “I want to do all of these things, but I just know it will never happen.” Favorite song? “A song I listen to over and over? Total Eclipse of the Heart. Just ask any Monkey Bar regular, I have embarrassed myself with that song more times than I can remember. Singing, dancing, and basically making a fool of myself, but definitely entertaining!” (Jess – this is why the people at Monkey Bar love you!) Is there a life motto you go by? “No motto really; I just always try to stay positive, and not be a Debbie Downer.” What do you do when not at Monkey Bar? “I volunteer to be a drinking buddy for anyone in need! My way of giving back!”

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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Open Mic Night Calls All Performers For over two years, many local musicians and performers have walked through The Cock & Bull British Pub doors. The newly painted pub continues the tradition every Wednesday night from 7 to 10 p.m. Pub owner Jeanette Walker said since they started open mic night, the weekly event has since gained a big following. “Sometimes it gets really packed, other nights it’s really quiet and intimate. There were times where it was just us and no one came,” Jeanette said. “But we would just keep going. Other times, we can only manage three songs per person.” The range of performers and styles that grace The Cock & Bull British Pub’s stage is broad. “It depends who’s playing, we’ve had one guy do a rock instrumental, a straight up a cappella, island music, the typical John Mayer stuff; it all depends on who comes.”

Expect something new in January, called ‘Entertainer Variety Night,’ geared for the open mic musicians who haven’t yet been able to build up three hours of material. The monthly EnBRITISH PUB & RESTAURANT tertainer Variety Nights will host three musical performers for one hour each, giving them the platform to play to the public on a Friday or Saturday night, showcasing their material, plus earning a little pocket money. Every Wednesday is Open Mic Night at The Cock & Bull British Pub, hosted by Steve Revak.

Jeanette said open mic nights are open to anyone wanting to let their voice be heard. And each performer is fed. “This platform is also for the closet performers and musicians who play in their rooms by themselves with no one to listen to them, or for those haven’t really gotten their moment to shine. Everyone just wants to be able to express themselves and music is hands down one of the best ways to do that. There are a lot of people who got their start here, and the experience has helped them get to get a leg up elsewhere. This is all about providing a place for people to really open up,” said Jeanette. Musician Steve Revak from the group Wood ‘n Wind hosts Open Mic Night at The Cock & Bull British Pub each Wednesday. “If you 3659 NASA Rd. 1 • 832-282-8202 SUN. – MON.: 11AM to 10PM want to step into the music scene, this is TUES. – THURS.: 11AM to MIDNIGHT; FRI. – SAT.: 11AM to 2AM a great opportunity to test out what it feels like to perform and get used to singing with a system — everyone sounds different on the mic,” Steve Revak said. “If you are a musician and well established, it's nice to perform in the intimate space. It's like a stripped down, raw acoustic jam session. And if you're a music lover, you never know what to expect.” Open mic nights are also a way for musicians to try out something different, he added. “Open mics are a great place for performers to experiment with new covers, new sounds or style, or debut originals. You also get to network with other musicians and artists. Even though I host open mics at The Cock & Bull British Pub, I still like visiting other similar events,” Revak said. “It reminds me of what it was like when we first started, and I always leave inspired.”

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Come Experience SHERLOCK’S PUB in Clear Lake for the First Time… Again By Rhonda Meredith In late 1999, the Clear Lake area celebrated the opening of Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub, located at 2416 Bay Area Blvd. in the Star Plaza Shopping Center. The neighborhood pub quickly gained a reputation for throwing the biggest parties. Many who attended Sherlock’s third anniversary event are still talking about it today. Here are a few items of note: First, Sherlock’s will be celebrating their 15-year anniversary on Saturday, January 24. Second, Sherlock’s will be serving up crawfish on the patio when the season begins in mid to late January. Check Sherlock’s Facebook page for updates. Last, but not least, Trey White is back as Sherlock’s General Manager. White was at the helm then, and is at the helm now. That means this party is going to rock! “Sherlock’s will be recreating the feel of the legendary third anniversary blast,” White said. The party kicks off at 7 p.m. with numerous drink specials and appetizers. The continuous, revolving entertainment will be provided by some of the Bay Area’s top musicians, including Danny Lopez, Kevin Holmes, David Grace, Erik Garza, and many more. Clear your schedule now, and make sure to attend! “The original concept when Sherlock’s opened was of a neighborhood pub with live cover music and no cover charge,” said White. With a décor modeled after Sherlock Holmes’ study, this venue offers cozy nooks filled with overstuffed leather chairs, seven billiard tables, four true English steel-tipped dart games, air hockey, and foosball. This pub is truly a unique gem amongst entertainment venues. The reason why Sherlock’s has a fun vibe is no mystery. In fact, some may say it is “elementary, my dear Watson.” The pub boasts a very generous happy hour. Enjoy drink specials from 3 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and all day on Sundays. Monday nights host Industry Night with awesome drink specials. - Continued on Page 36

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BAY AREA DOMINATES 2014 TEXAS BUZZ MUSIC AWARDS By Rhonda Meredith Late last month the Texas Buzz Awards were presented by 94.5 “The Buzz” radio station at Scout Bar. These awards give recognition to the musical talent Texas has to offer. As The SCENE Magazine and our readers know, the Bay Area is bursting with musical talent… We are proud to offer a big “CONGRATULATIONS!” to all the local bands who received an award. Each nominee was worthy of being a recipient. We encourage our readers to continue to support the local music scene in 2015.

Pirate Radio Wed., Jan. 14 SHERLOCK’S PUB

Band of the Year and Best Indie/Punk/ Reggae CASSETTE TAPE: It was a banner year for Cassette Tape culminated by winning these two huge awards. Everything has a beginning. Sometimes the beginning is not a definite date, but more of a cosmic event that transpires over a period of time. What started off as friends just jamming and creating musical fusion became something quite special. And when lyrics were twisted and crunched into the emotive sounds, it was good. It was too good to keep within the four walls of their practice room. Cassette Tape can be described as indescribable. It’s more about the experience, than the genre.

Big Richard (1st Time) Fri., Jan. 16 JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE

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RICK SPRINGFIELD STRIPPED DOWN TOUR Feb. 6 • 8pm • The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts – Zilka Hall The Grammy award-winning musician, actor and New York Times bestselling author, Rick Springfield debuted his solo performance in Houston last year and will return to The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilka Hall on Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m. Rick Springfield’s Stripped Down tour includes music, storytelling and a special question and answer session with the audience. Tickets are on sale now at www.thehobbycenter.org or by calling 713315-2525. Rick Springfield’s hugely successful Stripped Down tour was filmed earlier this year and was aired on the Houston PBS special last month (on December 9). The 56-minute film, Rick Springfield: Stripped Down Live featured concert performances of his many hits, new songs never played in public before, and personal stories from an incredible life. During this pledge period time, viewers were given the opportunity to make donations to receive a CD and/or DVD with extended bonus features and tickets to the February show. In early 2013, Springfield collaborated with

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The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl on the song, The Man That Never Was, for the Sound City soundtrack, Sound City: Real to Reel. At the 2014 Grammy Awards the album won for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. In May 2014 Springfield’s first novel, Magnificent Vibration was released marking his second publication on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Currently, he is finishing production on the Tristar film Ricki And The Flash to be released in Summer 2015 and costarring with Meryl Streep and Kevin Klein.

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

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

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