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Join us for a dance on June 16 (Mark Halata & Texavia) at American Legion Hall, Sealy.

See us in the Gedenke parade in Weimar, May 12. Join us for summer membership meeting and dance July 8 in Sealy.

  Voted Best Plumber in Fayette County

Voted Best Plumber in Fayette County

  Voted Best Fried Chicken and Hamburgers in Fayette County

Voted Best Fried Chicken and Hamburgers in Fayette County

Thursday, May 17

BRENHAM: Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show (3rd Thurs) @ Silver Wings Ballroom, 7:30P, Featuring Danny Zapletal, Dujka Brothers, Tim & Alicia Kulhanek, Dave Czarnek

EL CAMPO: Charles/Fab 4 @ American Legion, 7:30-10P… 979-543-5396

NAVASOTA: Shuffle Fest Kick-Off w/Cornell Hurd @ Western Club, 8-11P, no cover…936-825-9070

WACO: Roger Kirby/Texas Heartbeat (Boot Scootin’ Club) @ Sul Ross Center 7-10P…254-855-0796

 

Friday, May 18

AUSTIN: Sean Orr @ Russian House, 9P…512-428-5442

BEDFORD: Twilight Tunes Concert Series – Brave Combo @ Bedford Boys Ranch Park, 7P…817-952-2290

BURTON: Rocky King Band @ White Horse Tavern, 8P-12A...979-277-5768

CISTERN: Vic Rodriguez, Karaoke & Dancing @ Cistern Country Store, 8P-12A…361-865-3655

COLUMBUS: Magnolia Days Festival @ Downtown - The Barditch Hippies, 8P; Black Cat Choir, 9:30P (Banner ad above)

CONROE: Mike Gest & Night Session (60+ Dance Club) @ Activity Center, 6:30-9:30P…936-756-5371

FAYETTEVILLE: Cajun Festival @ St John The Baptist Church – Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces, 7-11P…979-249-7449

GIDDINGS: Lee County Fair with Lost Cause, 6:30-8P

GOLIAD: Cody Canada/The Departed @ Schroeder Hall, 9P-1A…361-573-7002

GRANGER: People’s Choice @ Cotton Club, 7-11P…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: The Fab 5 Beatles Tribute @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8-11:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

LAGO VISTA: Glen Collins/The Alibis @ K-Oaks Ballroom, 7-11P…512-267-2895

NAVASOTA: Shuffle Fest @ Western Club, Rocky King Band, 12-2P; Justin Trevino, 2-5P; Jeff Woolsey, 6-9P; Jake Hooker, 9P-12A…936-825-9070

PEARLAND: Off the Grid @ King’s Biergarten, 6-10P…832-569-4141

PFLUGERVILLE: Deutschen Pfest – undisKovered, 6-8:30P; People’s Choice, 9:30P-12A… 512-990-6350

ROUND TOP: Neil Kulhanek @ Stone Cellar, 7-11P...979-249-3390

San Antonio: Maifest @ Beethoven Halle und Garten – TubaMeisters, 5-6P…210-222-1521

Seguin: Charles/Fab 4 @ Silver Center, 7:30-11P...830-372-9857

SWEET HOME: Volunteer Fire Department Fest – Los Kolaches, TBA; Nathan Colt Young, 9P

 

Saturday, May 19

ANHALT: Maifest @ Anhalt Hall – Ennis Czech Boys, Shiner Hobo Band, 1-6:30P; Billy Mata/Texas Tradition, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

ARCHER CITY: Western Heritage Days – Jason Roberts Band @ County Activity Building, 8P…940-574-4570

AUSTIN: Maifest @ Saengerrunde Halle – Czech Melody Masters, 6-10P…512-666-7464

CISTERN: Smokin’ Guns @ Cistern Country Store, 9P-1A…361-865-3655

COLUMBUS: Magnolia Days Festival @ Downtown – Robert Sanders, 1P; Keith Hickle, 3:30P; Dujka Brothers, 5P; Drew Kennedy, 7:30P; Zack Walther Band, 9P; Cody Canada/
The Departed, 10:30P (Banner ad above)

FAYETTEVILLE: SPJST Founders Day Celebration @ Lodge 1 w/Chris Rybak, 11A-2P; Round Top Brass Band, 4-6P; Dance – Glen Collins/The Alibis, 7-11P (Banner ad above)

FT WORTH: Johnny Bush @ Lil Red’s Longhorn Saloon, 9P-1A…817-740-0078

LA GRANGE: Blake Harlow (Acoustic) @ Mullins Prairie Store, 8P-12A…979-247-4668

LIBERTY: Liberty Opry on the Square – Tribute to Elvis, 4P…936-336-5830

NAVASOTA: Shuffle Fest @ Western Club, Rocky King Band, 12-2P; Coby Carter, 2-5P; Can’t Hardly Playboyz, 6-9P; Jody Nix, 9P-12A…936-825-9070

NORDHEIM: Mayfest Tractor Pull @ Nordheim Shooting Club – Nathan Colt Young, 8P

PEARLAND: Off the Grid @ King’s Biergarten, 5-10P…832-569-4141

PFLUGERVILLE: Deutschen Pfest – Oma & Oompas, 11:30A-2:30P; Tomzap Band, 12:30-2:45P; Yodel Blitz, 12:30-2:30P; Austin Polka Band (gazebo), 2:30-4:30P; Pflame, 4:30-6:30P; Lisa Marshall, 6:30-9P; The Spazmatics, 9:30P-12A… 512-990-6350

ROUND TOP: Risky Liver Band @ Stone Cellar, 7-11P...979-249-3390

SAN ANGELO: Justin Trevino @ KC Hall, 7-11P…325-650-3216

SEALY: Remember When Community Dance @ Millheim Harmonie Verein Hall, Charles/Fab 4, 8P-12A

SWEET HOME: Volunteer Fire Department Fest – Junior/The Hi-Lites @ Community Center, 8P-12A (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

TOMBALL: Honky Tonk Chili Challenge @ Depot Plaza – Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings, TBA… 281-222-4775

WEBSTER: Kenny James @ Alpine Brauhaus, 6-9P…281-336-0788

 

Sunday, May 20

BLEIBERVILLE: VFD Fish Fry, 11A-6P

CREEDMOOR (Austin): Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue @ Community Center, 3:30-6:30P...512-375-0677

DEANVILLE: Germanfest @ St. John’s Lutheran – Das Ist Lustig, Gene Hackemack, 11:30A-5P (Banner ad, homepage)

ELGIN: Czech Melody Masters @ SPJST Lodge 18, 3-7P...512-285-3100

GERONIMO: Good Old Boys @ VFW, 3-6:30P...830-305-8829

GRANGER: Can’t Hardly Playboyz @ Cotton Club, 5-10P…512-859-0700

HOUSTON: Texas Roadrunners @ VFW #10352, 2-5:30P (Ad Monthly Calendar page)

LA GRANGE: Slavnost @ TCHCC – Travelers Orchestra, 12-3P; Eva Adams Ceska Kapela, 3:30-6:30P (Banner ad above)

NORDHEIM: May Feast @ Nordheim Shooting Club – Chris Rybak, 3-7P…361-564-8640

PFLUGERVILLE: Deutschen Pfest – The Detentions, 11A-1P; Ninety Degree Turn, 12-2:15P; The Eggmen, 2-5P; … 512-990-6350

ROUND TOP: Warrenton VFD Feast & Fundraiser @ Rifle Hall, 5P

SAN ANTONIO: Monte Good @ Martinez Social Club, 3-6:30P…210-661-2422

SCHULENBURG: Fritz Hodde/Fab 6 (Swiss Alp Dance Club) @ KC Hall, 3-6:30P (Banner ad above)

SEATON (Temple): Jerry Haisler/Melody 5 @ Sefcik Hall, 6-9P...254-985-2356

 

Monday, May 21

AUSTIN: Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces @ Evangeline Cafe, 6:30-8:30P...512-282-2586

LA GRANGE: Fayette County Country Music Opry (3rd Mon) @ newly remodeled KC Hall, 7P - Featuring Amanda Peevler, Ronnie Caywood, and Briana Adams…979-966-3568

 

Tuesday, May 22

PLANO: Alan Walling @ Bavarian Grill, 6:45-10P…972-881-0705

 

Wednesday, May 23

HOUSTON: Das Ist Lustig @ Rudi Lechner’s, 6-10P…713-428-2019

PLANO: Alan Walling @ Bavarian Grill, 6:45-10P…972-881-0705

ROUND ROCK: Paul & Tara Schlesinger @ Parkwood Meadows Senior Living, 6:30-7:30P…512-969-6154

SAN ANTONIO: Most Wanted @ Martinez Social Club, 7:30-10:30P…210-661-2422

SAN ANTONIO: Sunset Sessions (every Wed) @ Pearl Park - DJ Nandez, 5:30-9P

SCHULENBURG: Pettit Brothers @ Sengelmann Hall, 7P

 

Thursday, May 24

EL CAMPO: Czechmates @ American Legion, 7:30-10P… 979-543-5396

ENNIS: National Polka Festival Polka On! Pre-Party @ KJT Bar, 7P - Czech & Then Some (Banner ad above)

KERRVILLE: Folk Festival @ Quiet Valley Ranch

NEW BRAUNFELS: Alex Meixner @ Krause’s Maifest, 8P…830-625-2807

ROUND TOP: Mike Stroup & Annie Rost @ Stone Cellar, 7-11P...979-249-3390

See full May schedule

 

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Concerts, Exhibits, Special Events

Through August 18
Eugene Cernan: A Czech on The Moon Exhibit
Czech Center Museum, Houston

Friday, May 18
Zaskok (The Stand-In) Play
Beltonian Theatre 219 E. Central Ave., Belton, 7P

Saturday, May 19
Zaskok (The Stand-In) Play
Sanford Schmid Amphitheater, Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange, 7P Buy tix

Sunday, May 20
Zaskok (The Stand-In) Play
Sokol 7448 Greenville Ave., Dallas, 1P

Tuesday, May 22
Traditional Czech Music Concert
Czech Center Museum, Houston
Ceska Moravska Kapela, 6P

Through November 25, 2018
World War I & The Birth of Czechoslovakia
Also celebrating 100 years of Czech independence
 

 

Videos

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Red Ravens in Cyclone and the bands at 12th Annual Ennis Czech Music Festival

 

 

  Safeguarding the Dance Hall Days of Texas  - a feature in Preservation magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Safeguarding the Dance Hall Days of Texas - a feature in Preservation magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation