May 17th, 2019

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Weekend Friday
Entertainment Picks

Koby Cooper
@Armadillo Place

Friday 4/17/2019 9:00 PM


Palestine, Texas native, Kolby Cooper makes his way to the Bayou City in Armadillo Place this weekend,
Friday May 17, 2019.
      In a recent interview with Tarleton State University's student news paper Copper had to say, “My heroes to me are my dad, Waylon Jennings and the guys from Cross Canadian Ragweed,” Cooper said. “Because my dad introduced me to Texas music and Waylon has been my favorite since I can remember listening to music and Ragweed was the first Texas/Red Dirt band I got into. Those three are the one of the main reasons I do what I do.”
 . . .more Koby Cooper click here USA, LLC

In an Around Houston

La Boheme
@Miller Outdoor Theatre
Friday 5/17/2019 8:00pm
6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX  (map)

Puccini’s enchanting La bohème tells the heartbreaking tale of a group of young, Parisian artists living life to the fullest during the bohemian revolution.
     In this beloved production, Mimì and Rodolfo’s romance unfolds against a set inspired by Marcello’s paintings, as if their story is seen through his eyes. With delightful music you’ll recognize, this famous tale is one you won’t want to miss. for more info, or call (281) 373-3386

Houston Symphony
Bluebeard’s Castle
@Jones Hall
Friday 5/17/2019 8:00pm
615 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX (map)

Prepare for an extraordinary concert experience as the 2018–19 Classical season closes with a complete semi-staged performance of Bartók’s riveting psychological thriller, in which a young bride slowly discovers the gruesome depths of her husband’s dark secrets. A dream cast featuring two of the world’s most sought-after opera stars joins Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphon.
Tickets at (713) 224.7575

Houston Greek Fest
@St. Basil The Great Greek Orthodox Church
May 16th-19th, 2019
1100 Eldridge Parkway
Houston TX, (map)

At this event visitors can enjoy tours of the Church, dance performances, delicious Greek cuisine and beverages, unique Greek art, jewelry and imported gifts. Best of all, you get to hang out with some really great people! Last year the festival  had over 10,000 visitors.Don’t miss your chance to support a Parish that has been a strong presence in Texas for 20 years and to give your business some recognition in the local community.

Lil Pump
& Lil Skies in Concert

@Revention Music Center
Bayou Place
Friday 5/17/2019 7pm
520 Texas Street, Houston, TX (map)

Rapper Lil Pump was born Gazzy Garcia in Miami, Florida.Though Garcia had little interest in making music growing up, he took to writing raps and making his own tracks after expelled from school in the ninth grade for fighting with another student.
     Already friends with Smokepurpp at this time, he began collaborating with the rapper/producer and releasing tracks online. The songs marked by a repetitive, reckless style. The response was overwhelming, with tracks collecting millions of plays in a relatively short time frame. Lil Pump's celebrity grew with each song.
Revention Music Center
713.230.1600 or

Dave Matthews Band
@Cynthia Woods
Mitchel Pavilion

Friday 5/17/2019 8:00 PM


The story of the Dave Matthews Band is one that can only happen in America with our pop culture media fascination. This weekend they perform here in The Woodlands.
    Here is how they happened. Songwriter David John Matthews, working in Charlottesville, Virginia, as a bartender at Miller's bar in 1990, became a friend of a lawyer, Ross Hoffman. Hoffman convinced the usually reserved Matthews to record a demo of the few songs he had written. Hoffman hoped Matthews could shop the songs in order to find other musicians to perform on some studio work with him. Hoffman encouraged Matthews to approach Carter Beauford, a local drummer in Charlottesville. Beauford had been in several bands and was playing on a jazz show on BET (Black Entertainment Television).
 . . . more Dave Matthews Band click here


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The Pasadena
Strawberry Festival
@Red Bluff

Friday 5/17/2019 3:00 PM - Midnight


It’s that time of year when the rains and the growing season commences with strawberries a stable crop for southeast Texas. In Pasadena, Texas they celebrate this with a parade and festival. The annual Strawberry Festival is this weekend, May 17th-19th, 2019.
      The festival's parade had to be canceled last weekend because of the stormy weather.
     The festival's statement, "We do not make this decision lightly; we look forward to the Parade every year, as it's the kickoff event for each year's Festival, and the community always comes out and supports us by watching and participating."
But this weekend everything is a go. Look for what the festival calls the largest strawberry shortcake.
     The uniqueness of this strawberry festival is its beginnings. Strawberry Festivals are held throughout North America and the world, but Pasadena's had an interesting beginning.
 . . . more Pasadena Strawberry Festival click here

Astros Weekend
@Minute Maid Park


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