HOT SPOTS // HOT SHOTS

If you are going to do something tonight that you will be sorry for
tomorrow morning, sleep late. Henny Youngman

It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing! Duke Ellington

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. Cowboy wisdom.
Nobody cares if you don't dance well, just get up and dance. Unknown.

If you see someone without a smile…give them one of yours !
Houston Liederkranz, 713-957-9004, 5100 Ella Blvd, 77018, Stan Thornton,

Acting Pres. houstonliederkranz@yahoo.com . Mixed chorus of volunteers.
Board Meeting// Membership Meetings: Irene Pfingsten, @ 281-890-8232.
Liberty Opry: 936-336-5830, 877-729-9105, 1816 Sam Houston Ave.
Liberty, TX. Branson-style shows on Saturday nights.
Pasadena Hometown Opry , 281-479-4232, 7340 Spencer Hwy. Friday Nights.
The Stafford Centre, 281-208-6900, 10505 Cash Rd. in Stafford 77477, seats 1,154, resident home to Fort Bend Symphony, state of the art sound system, &
a $250,000 HD video system. Free parking. Murphy Rd. exit off SW Frwy.
Wed. Game Nights : McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk,
Bring your own, or check out one of ours. Irish Session @ 7:30 p. NO cover.
Open Mic: Firehouse Saloon.
Firehouse Saloon, 713-977-1962, 5930 U.S. 59 S. (SW Frwy), Open Mic every
Wednesday Night. Firehouse Saloon has always been owned and operated by Fire
-fighters. Current owner, Tom Imber, is a retired Firefighter Paramedic. Voted Best Honky Tonk in Houston. Yay ! Woo-Hoo ! Congratulations ! ! Always ½ price tix offered to Firefighters, Police and Military personnel. Welcome !
Bingo ! We Have A Winner.
Every Thursday: SPJST Lodge 88 Houston, 713-869-5767,1435 Beall St. 77008
hundreds of people line up every Thursday evening to mark their bingo cards and
sip on $7 pitchers of beer. Go early: bingo begins @ 7:30 p. Doors open: 5:15 p.
Armadillo Palace:
The giant, shiny armadillo still stands guard at 5015 Kirby. Goode Co.'s beloved restaurant has a Much Expanded space that includes a new dance hall, a new bar, Enormous Patio and a 4,000 sq.ft. Texas Dance Hall ! Woo-Hoo !
Houston birthed the regal pop of Beyonce`, the fiery soul of The Suffers, the comic genius of Chingo Bling and that little ol' band from Texas, ZZ Top.
(Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard (no beard).

Celebrating ? Bartenders Advice on Hangovers.
Some folks try another drink:
Hair of the Dog that bit you. A cocktail which in-
-cludes gin, lemon juice, Lillet Blanc and absinthe is believed to cure hangovers.
Bitters mixed with soda and lime or lemon juice. The alcohol in the bitters will fix you up. Bottoms Up !
Drinking Wine Spoodie Oodie, Drinking wine……

Any Weekend is an Opportunity to give a happy home to a lonely animal or two. They ask only for love and will give you devotion without question or talking back. Adoption is an option and an opportunity for those who care about God's
Creatures.
Dosey Doe Breakfast & BBQ (DDBBQ) 832-823-4414, 2626 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands,Texas 77380. Come Buy !
BOOK THE BAND: Yelba's Latin Fire Band: 832-814-8424. Yelba&Me.com

Best Latin Band 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013 Houston Press Music Awards ! !
Kemah Boardwalk , 281-535-8100, 215 Kipp Ave. Kemah, TX. 77565.
Thursday Nights: Fielding's Local Kitchen, 281-351-2225, 26400 Kuykendahl, The Woodlands, TX. 77375, Creekside, Watering Hole Bar, patio party with
music by Yelba's Trio. 7 p.-10 p. Reservations Please.
Fridays: Latin Fridays @ St. Regis Hotel, Remington Room, 1919 Briar Oaks
Ln. 713-840-7600, dining/dancing/romancing with music by Yelba's Latin Fire
Band. 9 p. Minimum: $25 pp. in food and alcohol.
Night Session Band//Orchestra, 281-469-2404. Bookings: Mike Gest.
Mike Gest: gestfam3@sbcglobal.net
Thursday, Nov. 2
So. County Comm. Ctr., The Woodlands, presents: Senior Dance 6-9 p. Music
by Mike Gest and Night Session Band.
Fri. & Sat. Nov. 3 & 4
King's Bierhaus Heights, 281-990-3042,2044 E. TC Jester, 77008, Yelba's Band for Patio Party. Bring Your Furry Friends, too !
Friday, Nov. 3
Firehouse Saloon, 713-977-1962, 5930 U.S. 59 S. (SW Frwy), Casey James,
native Texan, former American Idol contestant, on stage tonight. $25 pp.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Band Clandestine. 7 p.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Piper Jones. 9:30 p.
Sat. Nov. 4
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Gene Watson w/
Sarah Peacock opening for Gene.
Firehouse Saloon, 713-977-1962, 5930 U.S. 59 S. (SW Frwy), Donnie Baker,
comedian of the Bob & Tom Show, will be onstage tonight. $25 pp.
Chandelier Ballroom, Lodge 88, 713-869-5767,1435 Beall St. 77008, Dance to music by Charlie Prause Big Band . Dress Code. $15 pp.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Nora Jane Struthers. 7 p.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Southern Avenue. 9:30 p.
Sat. Nov. 4 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, 77379, presents:
Jackie Evancho. (America's Got Talent). 8 p. (Call for new location for show.)

Sunday, Nov. 5 Move Clocks: Fall Back One Hour: 2 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5
Houston VFW
10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032, dance to music by Liz Talley & her Dusty Spur Band. 2-5:30 p. $7 pp. Non-smoking. BYOB.
Kemah Boardwalk, 281-535-8100, 215 Kipp Ave. 77565, Main Stage for music
by Yelba's Band. 5-9 p.

Friday, Nov. 10
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Stanley Jordan.
Chandelier Ballroom, Lodge 88, 713-869-5767,1435 Beall St. 77008, Dance to music by The FAB 5 Beatles Tribute Band. $10 pp.
Capone's Bar/Oven, Missouri City, Music by Yelba's Band for food and fun.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Tim O'Brien for two
shows: 7 p. & 9:30 p.
Sat. Nov. 11
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Herman's Hermits.
King's Bierhaus Heights, 281-990-3042,2044 E. TC Jester, 77008, Yelba's Band.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Dawn & Hawkes. Singers/songwriters Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes joined talents & fronted male-female band touring the country sharing songs, shows, talents and everything else; competed on The Voice. Austin-based indie, folk, Americana duo. 7 p.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Shannon McNally. 9:30
Sunday, Nov. 12
Houston VFW 10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032 , dance to music by Loose Change C/W Band. 2-5:30 p. $7 pp. Non-smoking. BYOB.
Tues. Nov. 14 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379, presents: Anna Petrova, Bulgarian pianist. 3 p. (Call for new location for show.)
Thursday, Nov. 16
Carriage Inn Senior Ctr., Conroe, 936-760-1966, presents: Dinner & Dance. Free. Music by Mike Gest and Night Session Band. Public Invited. 4-6 p.
Friday, Nov. 17
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Jason Crabb.
St. Regis Hotel, Remington Room, 713-840-7600, 1919 Briar Oaks Ln., Yelba's
Band for dancing/romancing.
Sat. Nov. 18
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Ottmar Liebert &
Luna Negra.
Chandelier Ballroom, Lodge 88, 713-869-5767,1435 Beall St. 77008, Dance to Mike Gest & Moonglow Orchestra. Big Band music for dancing/romancing. 8 p.
Sunday, Nov. 19
Houston VFW 10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032, dance to music by Country Jim & The Allstars Band. 2-5:30 p. $7 pp. Non-smoking. BYOB.
Thurs. Nov. 23 Happy Thanksgiving Day to All Y'all !
Friday, Nov. 24
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Riders in the Sky, multi-Grammy Award-winning group. America's fave Cowboys for 30 years .
The Refuge Bar & Bistro, 713-389-5674, 24 Waterway Ave., The Woodlands, 77380, music by Yelba's Trio.
Sat. Nov. 25
Crescent Moon Restaurant/Wine Bar, 281-364-9463, 440 Rayford Rd. #115A, Spring, 77386, Yelba's Band for the music and fun !
Sunday, Nov. 26
Houston VFW 10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032, dance to music by Detour C/W Band. 2-5:30 p. $7 pp. Non-smoking. BYOB.
Friday, Dec. 1
Conroe Activity Ctr. presents: 60+ Dance Club Event. 6:30 -10 p. Music for
dancing by Mike Gest and Night Session.
Saturday, Dec. 2
Blue Room Party: Lodge 88, 713-869-5767, 1435 Beall St. Houston, 77008.
Dinner, Dance, Open Bar. Music by Red Ravens Band. $40 pp. 5-10 p.
No one under 21 admitted.
Wednesday, Dec. 6
Bay Area Community Ctr., Seabrook, presents: Mike Gest and Night Session Orchestra for dancing. 7 p.-10 p. Public Invited.
Tues. Dec. 12 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379, presents:
New Houston Harp Ensemble. 3 p.
Friday, Dec. 22
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Pam Tillis:
Christmas Trio.
Sat. Dec. 30
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Johnny Lee Band.
New Year's Eve:
Sun. Dec. 31 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379, presents: John Mueller's Winter Dance Party, a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big
Bopper.
8 p. (Call for new location for show.)
New Year's Eve:
Sun. Dec. 31 Chandelier Ballroom, Lodge 88, 713-869-5767,1435 Beall St. 77008, Dance to music by Wade Andrew Smith & his Driftwood Western Swing Band.
8 -11:30 p. Tix: TBA or call: 713-869-5767. Make Reservations Now !

Tequila probably won't fix your life, but it might be worth a shot.
Gene Sandefur, Sugarland, TX.
But, Gene, I have heard that Tequila makes her clothes fall off.

Music Is Love and Love Is Music, if you know what I mean, and people who
believe in Music are the Happiest People I've Ever Seen.
Mac Davis. Singer/Songwriter.
Don't carry a grudge. While you're carrying the grudge, the other guy is out dancing. Buddy Hackett
We Need Music to Restore the Human Spirit.
Leonard Slatkin, Director National Symphony

We are all fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance!
Japanese Proverb.

You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart. Unknown
There are shortcuts to Happiness and Dancing is one of them. Vicki Baum
Music: The greatest good that mortals know, and all of Heaven we
have below. John Addison

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthold Auerbach
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music.
Agnes de Mille

To Dance is to Be Out of Yourself, Larger, More Beautiful and
More Powerful ! Agnes de Mille

Let them praise His name in the dance: let them sing praises unto Him with
timbrel and harp. Psalms 149:3
God made man before woman so as to give the man time to think of an answer to her first question.

Dec. 21, 1988: A terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pan Am Boeing 747 over
Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people. Terrorists are still killing innocents.

Texas Saying:
You Can't Get the Water to Clear Up Until You Get the Turd Out of the Creek. Yeah, Buddy. 178