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 Spodie Odie, 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) Now Open ! 832-823-4414,
2626 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands,Texas 77380. Come Buy !

Kemah Boardwalk
, 281-535-8100, 215 Kipp Ave. 77565, Live Music every
Thursday Night. 7-10:30 p. Fireworks ! every Friday Night.

Let me tell you a secret about a Father's love,
A secret that my Daddy said was just between us…
Daddies don't just love their children every now and then,
It's a love without end. Amen.
George Strait song.

Thursdays in the Park Summer Concerts.
Discovery Green Park, 713-400-7336, 1500 McKinney. Free.
Thursdays in August:
8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31: Fielding's Local Kitchen, 281-351-2225, 26400 Kuykendahl, The Woodlands, TX. 77375, Creekside, Yelba's Trio.
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.
Friday, July 28
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Joe Ely, Lubbock native, singer/songwriter, a member of Flatlanders, & roots-punk pioneer, new: Panhandle Rambler. 2 shows: 7 & 9:30 p.
Chandelier Ballroom, Lodge 88, 713-869-5767,1435 Beall St. 77008, Dance to
music by The FAB 5, Beatles Tribute Band. 8 p. Cover: $10 pp.
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Bruce Robison.
Jamie Wyatt opening for Bruce.
Kirby's Steakhouse, 281-362-1121, 1111 Timberloch Pl, The Woodlands,77380. Music by Yelba's Trio.
Sat. July 29
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Los Aztex. 7 p.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Two Tons of Steel, Kevin Geil of San Antonio/Austin-based western swing band turns out old-school honky-tonk dance music all night long for dancing. 9:30 p.
Liberty Opry, 936-336-5830, On the Square with Pride Country & Stephen Pride.
4 p.
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Firefall.
The Refuge Bar & Bistro, 713-389-5674, 24 Waterway Ave., The Woodlands, 77380, Yelba's Trio. 8 p. Food, Fun, Music !
Sunday, July 30
VFW 10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032, Dance to music by
Texas Roadrunners Band. 2-5:30 p.
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Jason Eady &
Courtney Patton Supper Club w/Deryl Dodd.
Thurs. Aug. 3
Senior Dance: South County Community Ctr.-Woodlands 60+Dance Club,
936-662-8099, Dance to music by Mike Gest and Night Session Band.
6:30-9:30 p.
Friday, Aug. 4
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Uncle Lucius Band, Austin-based, moving American roots music forward. 2 shows: 7 & 9:30 p.
King's Biergarten, 832-569-4141, Pearland, Enzian Baum for entertainment
6-10 p.
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Annie Moses Band.
St. Regis Hotel, Remington Room, 1919 Briar Oaks Ln. 713-840-7600, music
by Yelba's Latin Fire Band.
Sat. Aug. 5
Mo's Irish Pub, 281-251-0715, 138Vintage Park, 77070, Yelba's Hot Music Band !
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Shake Russell, legendary singer/songwriter. Shake It Up! 7 p.
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.
Liberty Opry,936-336-5830, 1816 Sam Houston Ave. Liberty, TX Branson-style entertainment Sat. nights . Gospel Show. 4 p.
Western Club, 936-825-9070, Navasota, Jeff Woolsey & Dancehall Kings Band.
8:30 -12:30 a.
American Legion Hall, Sealy, 281-705-6255, Sealy Dance Club. Music by
The Kreneks. 7:30-11:30 p.
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Monte Mont-
-gomery.
Mo's Irish Pub, 281-251-0715, 138Vintage Park, 77070, Yelba's Variety Band.
8:30-11:30 p.
Sunday, Aug. 6
VFW 10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032, Dance to music by
Bootleg Country Band. 2-5:30 p.
Tues. Aug. 8
Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379, presents: East Meets West.
Friday, Aug. 11
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Hayes Carll, singer/songwriter, Woodlands native, new album: Lovers & Leavers.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Lisa Morales, Texas native, bilingual singer/songwriter. 7 p.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, The Blasters. 9:30 p.
Hyatt Centric @ Market Street, 281-203-5005, 9595 Six Pines Dr. #100, The Woodlands, 77380, Yelba's Variety Band @ Poolside.
Sat. Aug. 12
Mo's Irish Pub, 281-665-3535, 23511 Katy Frwy, Katy, TX; 77499, Yelba's
Hot Music Band! New Venue !
King's Bierhaus Heights, 281-990-3042, Music entertainment by Enzian Baum.
6-10 p.
Liberty Opry,936-336-5830, 1816 Sam Houston Ave. Liberty, TX Branson-style entertainment Sat. nights. 50s, 60s, 70s Classic Oldies Show. 4 p.
Rosenberg American Legion, 281-232-3531, Happy Cousins Dance. Music by
Charles and the Fab 4 Band. 8 p.-11:30 p.
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, The Blasters. 9:30 p.
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Livingston Taylor.
Sunday, Aug. 13
VFW 10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032, Dance to music by
Liz Talley & her Dusty Spur Band. Classic country and western swing, local songbird. 2-5:30 p.
Thurs. Aug. 17
Carriage Inn Retirement Ctr. Conroe, Dinner and Dance to music by Mike Gest &
Night Session Band. Public invited. Free. 4-6 p.
Friday, Aug. 18
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Brandon Rhyder,
Jason Cassidy & Kyle Hutton.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Tony Ramey. 7 p.
Sat. Aug. 19
Texas City, TX: Concert Series welcomes: Yelba's Band. Hot Music !
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Pure Prairie League.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Max Stalling, former food science Aggie, now Texas singer/songwriter, two shows. 7 & 9:30 p.
Sunday, Aug. 20
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Greg Howe w/
Stu Hamm & Gainluca Palmieri Band.
Friday, Aug. 25
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Ray Benson &
Asleep at the Wheel Band.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Warren Hood. 7 p.
Violinist/Fiddler Champ, Keyboardist/Powerhouse.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, SUR. 9:30 p.
Sat. Aug. 26
VFW 10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032, Dance to Cajun Music
by Jr. Hebert Band. 6-10 p. $8/$9. BYOB. Fais Do Do ! And Away We Go !
KC Hall 2917, 713-694-2341, 607 E. Whitney, 77022, (off Airline, near Crosstimbers) Summer Fling Dance & Raffle. Music by Red Ravens. Dinner or
Dance tix @ door: $10 pp. Only 350 raffle tix will be sold; $13,000 given away
in 23 prizes. Dinner:5:30-6:30 p. Dance: 7-11 p. Secure parking lot.
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Carolyn Wonder-
-land, Texas singer/songwriter, guitarist, wonderful, powerful voice, elements of blues, country, swing, zydeco, cumbia, gospel and soul, once local, now calls Austin home. Think: Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, The Peterson Brothers, teen bros. Alex & Glenn, Jr. blues, soul and funk. 7 p.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Mike Stinson, singer/songwriter with a lean, mean rock & roll band that can crank the songs out at a full gallop, life's troubles laid out with fiery humor. New album: Lost Side of Town. 9:30 p.
Sunday, Aug. 27
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Jason Eady &
Courtney Patton Supper Club w/ Jamie Wilson.
Friday, Sept. 1
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Austin Allsup Band.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Whitney Rose, Canadian singer with a Texas Twang. 7 p.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Jesse Dayton, a parallel career as a filmmaker hasn't kept the guitar out of his hands. Old-school rock, rockabilly and honky-tonk. 9 p.
Saturday, Sept. 2
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Brandy Zdan. 7 p.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Whitey Johnson. 9:30 p.
Friday, Sept. 8
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Mary Sarah, singer/songwriter, former Voice contestant, has earned national recognition, w/
Coffee Anderson, Nashville star.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Sam Baker. CD Release
Party ! 7 p.
Dinner/Dance:
Sat. Sept. 9 St. Thomas More Catholic Church invites the public to a benefit for:
Helping Hands Medical Mission: Taste & See, a dinner/dance with music by
Yelba's Band. 6-11 p. Dance only: $25 pp.
Sat. Sept. 9
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Don McLean.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, The Deer. 7 p.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 713-528-5999, 2425 Norfolk, Charlie Mars. 9:30 p.
Sunday, Sept. 10
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Little River Band.
Tues. Sept. 12
Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)281-440-4850, Spring 77379, presents: UH Concert Chorale. 8 p.
Friday, Sept. 15
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Mike Zito & the
Wheel.
Sat. Sept. 16
Houston Liederkranz Oktoberfest. Musical entertainment 7-11 p. by Mike Gest
& Night Session Band. Public Invited. It's a Party !
Sun. Sept. 17
Dosey Doe Big Barn, 281-367-3774, 25911 I-45 North Frwy. Tom McKinney's
Vocal Showcase.
Sat. Sept. 23
VFW 10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032, Dance to Cajun Music
by Lesa Cormier and the Sundown Playboys Band. 6-10 p. Cover: $8/$9. BYOB. Fais Do Do ! And Away We Go !
Flaming Lips To Rock Houston:
Fri. Sept. 29 Revention Music Center, 713-320-1600, 520 Texas, The Flaming
Lips, beloved OkCity psych rock experimentalists on tour with new album
Oczy Mlody. The larger than life stage show has always been a summer festival
outdoors show. Steven Drozd, Wayne Coyne & Michael Ivins are it.
ROCO:
Tues. Oct. 10 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr.,Spring 77379, presents: ROCO
Principal Wind Trio.
Sat. Oct. 28
VFW 10352, 281-443-2023, 16035 Waverly Dr. 77032, Dance to Cajun Music
by Jackie Caillier & Ivy Dugas and Cajun Friends Band. 6-10 p. Cover: $8/$9. BYOB. Fais Do Do ! And Away We Go !
Tues. Nov. 14 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379, presents: Anna Petrova.
Tues. Dec. 12 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379, presents: New Hou-
-ston Harp Ensemble.

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. 174