May 10th, 2019
@George R. Brown
Friday, May 10, 2019 10:00AM
ComicPalooza Houston has come a long way since its first inception back in 2008.The event took place in the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The Dark Night was the superhero film dejour.
The event organizers describes themselves, "as a unique, multi-format pop culture event featuring more than 1,000 hours of diverse, interactive programming that spans across Comic Books, Gaming, Films, Anime, Cosplay, Literature, Maker’s Space, Children’s Programming and Entertainment.
ComicPalooza has received so much national attention, ESPN will present the Collegiate Esports Championships (CEC) this year at the even. The event held qualifiers hosted by Collegiate StarLeague and Tespa and will show off collegiate talent in the heart of Houston starting on May 10th.
. . .more ComicPalooza click here
In an Around Houston
May 17-19, 2019
The annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival will include live concerts, pig races, a children’s play area, a carnival, mud volleyball games, a cook-off, a wine tent and numerous vendor booths. 3 p.m.-midnight (Fri.), 10 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.). $12 (adults), $6 (children). 7603 Red Bluff Road, Pasadena. 281-991-9500. www.strawberryfest.org
8th annual Salute
the Heroes Fishing Tournament
May 18, 2019
Participate in the 8th annual Salute the Heroes Fishing Tournament that benefits the Heroes for Freedom Foundation. The event will include food, door prizes, a silent auction and live entertainment, including The Zack Willard Band, Bubba Bateman and DJ Connection. 6:45 a.m. $400 (per participating team). Kemah Boardwalk Marina, 555 Bradford Ave., Kemah. www.heroesforfreedom.org
Bella Gaia: A Beautiful Earth
@Miller Outdoor Theatre
May 10, 8:00pm
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing “BELLA GAIA is a live concert that mixes music, dance, & NASA immersive imagery that turns the stage planetary. Sublime and Transcendental”
Friday 5/10/2019 8:00 PM
Pup two years ago received commercial success with the release of their second album The Dream is Over. The album was recorded with the financial support of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters. The album title comes from the doctor of lead singer Stefan Babcock, after the doctor found out about a problem with Babcock's vocal cords. The pop punk rock band make their way to the Heights this weekend at Rockefellers on Washington Avenue.
In May the Canadian pop punk band released an album titled “Morbid Stuff”. Pub guitarist Stege Sladkowski interviewed by amNewyork.com said, “What we’re hopefully achieving with people in talking about this in the way that we are — in being open about it — is that it allows other people … to find the help and the peace of mind that they can.” . . .more Pup click here
Smart Financial Center
Friday 5/10/2019 8:00 PM
Anita Baker on her Farewell Tour series makes her way to Sugarland this weekend May 10, 2019.
When Baker played the Big Apple's Radio City Music Hall, the venue reported," Anita Baker’s back to back sold out concerts had every single ticket pickup up at the box office, - an extremely rare occurrence in our venue’s almost 100-year history.”
Baker is regarded as one of the most popular singers of soulful romantic ballads during the height of the quiet storm period of contemporary R&B in the 80s. She has won eight Grammy Awards and has five platinum albums and one gold album. Her vocal range is contralto.
. . .more Anita Baker click here
Jorja Smith & Kali Uchis
@Revention Music Center
In Bayou Place
Friday 5/10/2019 7:30 PM
Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis make their way to Live Nation's Revention Music Center in Bayou Place this weekend. The female duo continue their North America Spring tour through the Bayou City. They're doing a total of 18-shows ending up in Toronto at the end of this month.
Smith released her first full-length LP, Lost & Found, last June and completed her supporting fall tour in December. The rising British star was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys.
Smith says she grew up listening to reggae, punk, hip-hop, and R&B, and wrote her first song at eleven years-old. Smith describes being "obsessed" with Amy Winehouse's 2003 debut album Frank as a teenager and was inspired by the singer's raw approach to songwriting. She said her songs are about social issues: "When things are going on in the world, I think it's important to touch on them, because as a musician, you can make people listen.
. . .more Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis click here
@Minute Maid Park
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