THIS WEEK & BEYOND
Tomball Independence Day Celebration Saturday July 4, 2015 North of Tomball 4-Corners on Business 249
Tomball takes Independence Day celebration to the streets on July 4th. The City of Tomball and presenting partner Allied Siding & Windows are taking the City’s annual Independence Day celebration back to the streets on July 4th. A portion of Business Highway 249 north of FM 2920 is again shutting down for a Texas sized July 4th street party complete with live music, activities for the kids, food and the City’s famous fireworks extravaganza at dark. Scheduled to perform from 5 PM to dusk are classic rock bands “The Bottle Rockers” and “Texas TNT”. Kid’s games and water activities will fill the festival site beginning at 5:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided by The Original Rib Tickler, Pecos Grill, Kona Ice and others throughout the evening. The giant fireworks show will fill the sky above Business Highway 249 beginning at dusk, with synchronized music available on Tomball’s own 95.1 FM – low power FM radio. Gates open at 5 PM. Admission and parking are free. Coolers are welcome, but no alcohol or glass containers may be brought into the event site. And, don’t forget the lawn chairs and sun screen! There will be free mini American flags while supplies last, too Tomball, Texas is just 28 miles northwest of downtown Houston. For information, please call 281-351-5484, visit tomballtx.gov, or go to facebook.com/TomballTexanForFun.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: 5-8 p.m. - Water activities, games, bounce
houses, pony rides, and face painting 5 p.m. to dusk – Band performances 7 – 8 p.m. – Mascot appearances with Rusty
Rails, Dusty Trails and their friends
Dusk – Aerial fireworks display
K-STAR 99.7FM will also be on-site throughout the evening
FUN & FITNESS
12th Annual Huntsville Beautification Golf Tournament Friday, June 19, 2015 1pm Raven Nest Golf Course
It’s time to hit the greens at the 12th Annual Huntsville Beautification Golf Tournament! It’s a shotgun start at 1 pm on Friday, June 19th at the Raven Nest Golf Course. Teams of 4 players are signing up now. Individual players are also welcome and sponsorships are available. The golf package includes green fees, cart, range balls, dinner, and awards! The money raised helps buy wildflower seeds, drought recovery initiatives, and new trees! Join the efforts to help keep Huntsville beautiful. For more information call Penny Joiner at 936294-5708.
Cypress Triathlon Festival Saturday-Sunday July 25-26, 2015 Bridgeland Community In Cypress
USA Triathlon’s largest South Midwest Region stand along sprint triathlon is back for its 7th year!” The Cypress Triathlon is a mid season, short, fast, has a ton of compeition, a beautiful venue, supportive community, is very beginner friendly and is well marked with one of the safest courses you will ever come across. There is also a kids triathlon (pool swim with about 350 kids) and a Doggie Splash’N Dash the day before, on Saturday, with the main event taking place on Sunday. This is our longest running triathlon and the fastest by far. Courses are the same again this year.
Run Houston! Sunday, September 27, 2015 Universisty of Houston
Run Houston! University of Houston is a running event that includes race distances for athletes of all skill levels. As with all events in the Run Houston! Race Series, this is a family-friendly event that includes 5k and 10k races as well as a kids 1k race. The course weaves through the scenic and iconic University of Houston main campus with an overthe-top start and one of the best post races in town. Join us for the inaugural event on September, 27 2015 and take part in what’s sure to become a Houston classic!
First Date (TUTS Production) Running through June 21, 2015 Zilka Hall
800 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002 The final production in TUTS Underground’s 14/15 season is the lighthearted musical comedy First Date, playing at the Hobby Center June 11 - 21. Fresh off Broadway, this hilarious and hopeful musical chronicles a blind date between Aaron (who has never gone out with a stranger) and serial romancer Casey. As the night unfolds, various patrons in the busy New York restaurant transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Participate In TUTS “Worst” First Date Contest! In conjunction with TUTS Underground’s new musical comedy, First Date, send us your WORST first date stories for a chance to see your experience come to life in a hilarious animation. The TUTS Underground staff will choose the top three worst stories and have their animations set up for voting by your peers. The
video with the most votes wins a pair (2) of tickets to the opening night of First Date and a show poster.
Broadway Sing-Along Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7:30pm Houston Symphony
615 Louisiana Street, Ste 102 Houston, TX 77002 Robert Franz, conductor Debbie Gravitte, vocalist Doug LaBrecque, vocalist We’re belting hits from some of the Great White Way’s most popular shows in an audience participation Broadway Sing-Along featuring Broadway performers Debbie Gravitte (Les Misérables, Chicago) and Doug LaBrecque (Showboat). Follow the bouncing ball and warm up your vocal cords as Associate Conductor Robert Franz leads us in a night filled with some of musical theatre’s most memorable tunes from Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma!, Chicago, The Sound of Music, Mama Mia!, Wicked, Beauty & the Beast, Disney’s Frozen and many more.
BJ Thomas Saturday, June 20, 2015 7pm Crighton Theatre
Sharity Productions in Association with John Wiesner Automotive is pleased to announce that they will be producing and presenting the Stars Over Texas Concerts with Grammy Award Winner and Recording Superstar BJ Thomas in concert with eighteen members of the Conroe Symphony Orchestra at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 3015 at the Historic Crighton Theatre in Downtown Conroe, Texas. It will be a very special Symphonic Production of great BJ Thomas Award Winning Songs and Music. A fun-filled night of great entertainment. BJ Thomas is a true American Institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations. He has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half century in music and some 47 years since his first gold selling hit on Sceptor Records. The singer is a five time Grammy and two time Dove Award winner who has sold over 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 Most Played Artist of the past 50 years. The legendary entertainer will be live on stage to perform, with members of the Conroe Symphony Orchestra, some of his greatest hits like, “Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head”, “Whatever Happened to Old Fashion Love”, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Hooked on a Feeling”, “New Looks From An Old Lover”, “Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”, and more, which made this legendary artist a recording superstar. For Show Tickets Call (936) 441-SHOW (7469) or go online to www.crightontheatre. org or email: sharityproduc[email protected]link. net. This should be a sold out performance, and we encourage everyone to get their show tickets as early as possible.
Shrek, The Musical July 10 - 26, 2015 Crighton Theatre
Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musi- cal comedy around! Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the muchloved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Join the adventure! Performances for Shrek the Musical are July 10-26, 2015! Note that an additional matinee has been added the last weekend on Saturday at 2pm.
Hazy Yet Vivid On View Through July 3, 2015 Fresh Arts
2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, Houston Fresh Arts presents “Hazy Yet Vivid”, an exhibition of new works from artist team Shane Allbritton and Peter Bernick-Allbritton that features freestanding wooden zoetrope sculptures, assemblages and collages. Using photographic techniques such as slit scanning and strip photography, which compress a sequence of images over time into a collection of strips composing a singular gesture, the artists reinterpret their immediate environment into elaborate visual distortions of memory retrieval. The public is invited to an opening reception beginning at 6 p.m. on May 22 at Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, Houston, TX, 77007. Free parking is available.
Ultimate Justice July 17th - August 28, 2015 Fresh Arts, Winter Street Studios
B11, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 Fresh Arts presents “Ultimate Justice” a multimedia exhibition by Houston-based artist Stephen Wilson. “Ultimate Justice” showcases a series of photographs, drawings, notes, documents and videos based on the artist’s experience working on the feature length documentary Killing Time. The film delves deeply into the experience of a family whose loved one, Elroy Chester, was executed by the State of Texas the summer of 2013. Chester was diagnosed with a general learning disability by all scientific measures. In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court barred the execution of mentally impaired persons, considering the punishment to be cruel and unusual. However, the State of Texas ruled that because Chester’s crimes demonstrated forethought, strategy, and criminal intent, execution was fair punishment. The public is invited to a free opening reception beginning at 6 p.m., on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, Houston, TX, 77007. Free parking is available.
Cultured Cocktails benefiting “Ultimate Justice” Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5-7 p.m. Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar,
307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006 Cultured Cocktails takes place e veryThursday during the 5-7PM happy hour at Boheme Café & Wine Bar. Each Cultured Cocktails event features a different artist, arts organization or arts project. The featured organization receives 10% of the drink sales within the 5-7pm time frame. Featured organizations benefit from every person’s drink, even if they are not there specifically to support the group.
12TH ANNUAL HUNTSVILLE BEAUTIFICATION GOLF TOURNAMENT