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FES­TI­VALS

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!

STAGES

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.

ARTS

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

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