June 10th, 2011
The Look Ahead: A Weekend’s Worth of Stuff
Oh, Friday. How I adore thee.
Just below the fold you’re going to find all the stuff that we’ve already published about the weekend’s activities plus a couple of other gems that we needed to share. Motley Crue, anyone? How about some Houston Dynamo footie? Oh, yeah. We’ve got it all covered.
Motley Crue at Toyota Center
Glam rock is back!! The hairstyles of your favorite 80s metal band might have changed a bit, but the music is sure to be the same. Nikki, Tommy, Vince and Mack are going to be rocking Toyota Center tonight. Do you have your tickets? Just like most of the reunions, the price is a bit lofty, but it will be well worth it.
Did you miss Wild Moccasins play their earlybird set at Free Press Summer Fest? We did as well. Time to make up for lost time. The Houstonians will be opening for Portland-based The Thermals at Fitzgerald’s on Friday. Wild Mocs have been traipsing all over the world lately, so it’s nice to have them back in town. They might have learned a thing or two on their European tour, adding to their already fun live show.
It’s been three months since the Spring Forward Music Festival and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about The Bright Light Social Hour. They came, they played, they stole my heart and never called afterward. That’s ok, because on Friday they’re coming back to town. The Bright Light Social Hour and their funk-influenced rock ‘n roll will set the stage (right after The Wheeler Brothers) for Heartless Bastards at Warehouse Live on June 10th . If you’ve ever thought to listen to me about attending a show, this is the one to do it. Check out our album review to see what you’re about to get yourself into.
Blondes vs. Brunettes 2011: Powder Puff Football
A flag football match for the ages will happen this Saturday. Houston blondes will take on Houston brunettes in a no holds barred grudge-match on the gridiron. It all goes to support a great cause in raising funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Pick your favorite hair color and support a team as well as the beneficiary.
Where: Downtown [900 Smith St., 77002]
When: Saturday, June 11th | Until 9:30PM
How much: $10 for Designated Drivers | $25 for Drinkers | $130 for VIPers
Scoop’d from: Email
Make your way to downtown Houston this weekend for a craft beer festival that features beer pong and flip cup tournaments. Yes, you will be pairing your educated and evolved taste buds with a reversion back to frattier days on Saturday. Featuring all the craft beer that you can wrap your head around, Saturday’s Houston Beer Fest is something you won’t want to miss.
Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA at Robertson Stadium
The MLS season is in high gear. It’s time to dust off your orange kit and get out to one of the games. Richard will be out at Robertson Stadium for the Dynamo’s match-up with Chivas USA. He bleeds orange and powder blue, don’t ya know. We’d go on record as saying that the Dynamo have the best valued pro-sports ticket in Houston at the moment. Tell us we’re wrong.
Karaoke Battle USA at House of Blues Houston
Where: House of Blues Houston [1204 Caroline St., 77002]
When: Saturday, June 11th at 12:00 PM and 3:45 PM | Sunday, June 12th at 9:45 PM and 01:45 PM
How much: Free, get your tickets, here.
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Karaoke competition! This ain’t no Friday night at PJ’s. A. drinks won’t be near as cheap. B. You’re the audience. For all of the future politicians—proof that you sing ABBA better than Colin Firth, only after you’ve nursed a quart of Vermouth, won’t help your distant election swing. In the meantime, the in between time, join the wait list and they’ll contact you when tickets are available.
John Bucchino’s Musical Revue: It’s Only Life
Where: Ovations Night Club – right next to Main Street Theatre [2540 Times Blvd., 77005]
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10th, 11th and 12th
How much: $32.00, $36.00 or $125.00 for the VIPs
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John Bucchino’s songs have been recorded and performed by Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra MacDonald, Liza Minnelli, Art Garfunkel and many others. It’s Only Life is a musical revue about longing, fulfillment,loss, triumph and, ultimately, wisdom.
The design team includes Rebecca Greene Udden (costume design), Daniel Polk (lighting design), and Chris Bakos (sound design). Rob Babbitt is the production stage manager.