This weekend  May 3rd-5th, 2019
Published  Thursday 5/2/2019

Updated Saturday, May 4th, 2019 10:11 AM

JJ Watt Charties, The Rockets and Corvette Owners Club of Houston Annual Show

     After the Justin J. Watt Foundation took a year off to focus on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, let the games resume! JJ Watt is hosting the JJ Watt Foundation Charity Classic and home-run derby on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Minute Maid Park. Watt and his teammates will play softball to benefit the foundation’s mission to provide funding for middle schools across the country that have insufficient or no funding for after-school athletic programs.
 . . . more J J Watt Charity Classic click here

     The Houston Rockets this weekend (Saturday 5/4/2019) at Toyota Center will try to win this one if not, the Warriors have a shot at closing out this semi-final playoff.
     This past Tuesday it was not a pretty game for Houston. Here is how the New York  described the play," . . .the game’s biggest stars — Stephen Curry and James Harden — injected some much-needed nobility into the proceedings by playing through their gnarly injuries in the Golden State Warriors’ 115-109 Game 2 triumph over the Houston Rockets.

It was Curry and especially the under-fire Harden, more than anyone, who helped nudge the league’s marquee series away from a suffocating, dispiriting debate about how the game is officiated when the Warriors and the Rockets meet.

Curry shrugged off a nasty-looking dislocated middle finger on his nonshooting hand, which he sustained in the opening quarter, and finished with 20 points despite his 3-for-13 struggles from 3-point range. Harden, meanwhile, was left with a scary laceration on his left eyelid and two bloodshot eyes after taking an inadvertent rake to the face from Draymond Green — but he amassed a team-high 29 points through blurry vision despite squinting and wincing for the rest of the evening." [more @ click here]
     Lets see what this weekend will bring, below is the semi-final schedule left to play.

Warriors-Rockets schedule

GAME     DATE TIME (CDT)      MATCH  UP           TV

3               Sat 5/4 7:30    PM   Golden State at Houston   ABC

4               Mon 5/6 8:30  PM  Golden State at Houton   TNT

5*             Wed 5/8 TBD          Houston at Golden State TNT

6*             Fri 5/10 TBD          Golden State at Houston ESPN

7*             Sun 5/12 TBD        Houston at Golden State TBD
                 * if necessary


     He is the founder of Buygore Records and former drummer of Israeli deathcore band Shabira. Borgore is also part of the dubstep duo Alphamale Primates, which consists of him and Tomba.
     Borgore nmakes his way downtown to Cle this weekend.
     Self-described as "Gorestep", his music incorporates triplet drum patterns with heavy metal influences. Some songs have been compared to horror movies, farm animals, and sex. He has released tracks under Dim Mak Records, Spinnin' Records, Sumerian Records, Shift Recordings and also his own label Buygore. In 2012 he released the single "Decisions", with back-up vocals provided by Miley Cyrus.
 . . .more Borgore @Weekend Fridays click here

     Here are  our weekend entertainment and event picks for Houston and surround areas:


      The Corvette Owners Club of Houston present their 15th Annual Charity Corvette Car Show! The clubs says over 100 Chevy Corvettes will be on display. They also say you can vote for the winner of People's Choice Award. The event will be held along Plaza Drive and City Hall lots (surface) ajacent to the Plaza.
     The Corvette has become widely known as "America's Sports Car." Automotive News said that after 'starring' in the early 1960s television show Route 66, the Corvette became synonymous with freedom and adventure," ultimately becoming both "the most successful concept car in history and the most popular sports car in history.
 . . . more @Weekend Saturday click here

      Experience the Houston Ballet on The Pavilion Main Stage in The Woodlands,as the world-class dancers present a Mixed Repertory. The evening, sponsored by The Wortham Foundation, will feature the premiere of Come In, a contemporary work for thirteen male dancers, as well as sample pieces from the company’s recent performances including dazzling excerpts from Raymonda, Oh there you are and The Ladies. Special pre-performance activities will begin in the North Plaza when the gates open at 7 p.m. including arts and crafts, The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo and more.
 . . . more @Weekend Saturdays click here

     Houston's Grand Opera this weekend continues its staging of Don Giovanni an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Don Giovanni is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the National Theater (of Bohemia), now called the Estates Theatre, back in 1787. Da Ponte's libretto was billed as a dramma giocoso, a common designation of its time that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements. Houston's Grand Opera bills it as, "Seduction, passion, and guilt lead to a fateful end."
 . . .more Houston's Grand Opera Don Giovanni click here

    Portuguese diva Mariza performs this weekend at the Wortham Center. Mariza has sold millions of records worldwide.
     The international singer performs a native musical style of fado, but uses a wide variety of musical styles, including gospel, soul and jazz. Her father strongly encouraged her to adopt fado; he felt that participating in the traditional music would grant her greater acceptance in the Portuguese community. Fado is a music genre that can be traced to the 1820s in Lisbon, Portugal, but probably has much earlier origins. The word "fado" possibly comes from the Latin word fatum ("fate", "death" or "utterance").
 . . .more Mariza click here

Next weekend ComicPalooza @ George R. Brown Convention Center.
     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.
 . . .more ComicPalooza click here.

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