Saturday, June 30, 2007

Fun stuff this week (plus bonus tip on fireworks viewing)

I am booked to the gills with sandcastle lessons this holiday week but somehow I am going to figure out a way to enjoy at least some of the other fun stuff going on -- and so should you!

Love you like a monkey - catch the BongoDogs at Wanna Wanna July 3rd and Palm St. Pier July 7th

Monday night(s) catch Matt & Ray-Bo (aka Gypsy Maintenance) at Texas Moon - folkie heaven!

From Aziza - our favorite tango instructor:
TANGO PARTY (MILONGA) July 4 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Salsa's - Everyone is welcome. Come to listen to great tango music, watch the dancers or give it a try yourself. Free basic instruction at 3:00 p.m. for newcomers - There will be a minimal floor fee of $5 - Contact: Aziza 761-9642.

From Leah over at Dorados:
Just a quick note to let you know to put Darren Morrison on your calendar July 8th. He is an old college buddy of mine, and has been in the music scene in San Angelo, West Texas, and the hill country for quite a few years now. He has been played on country radio stations around Texas lately and is gaining recognition. He plays mostly Texas Country, and in his own words "the lovechild of a Willie, Kris Kristofferson, and Jimmy Buffett threesome". He's playing shows in San Antonio and Corpus Christi next week, and then will make the trip down to the island next weekend and is going to play here at Dorado's as a favor to me! No cover, Sunday night, July 8th, starting at 8pm! So come out and show some support -- it will definitely entertain!

Promised Fireworks Viewing Bonus Tip:

Everyone generally clusters at the bayside entertainment district for a glimpse of the fireworks and that sure is a fun place to be if you love crowds, insufficient parking and long lines at the bars. A lot of folks don’t realize that there are many good viewing areas right on the beach (this is a very narrow island, remember?) The trick is finding it in time to catch the show because you won’t know if you can see them until they actually start shooting them off. So here is what you should do:

9 PM -Grab your beach chair and head to the beach, looking for a stretch of dune in front of a low (2-3 story) building.

9:15 - you will hear when the fireworks start, just look over towards the bay side and move your camp until you find a spot that offers a good view. It’s easy, the beach is wide open empty that time of night, you can bring whatever you want to drink/eat (no glass though!) and you won’t have to contend with crowds or finding a parking spot.

You are welcome.


Blogger Leah said...

Lucinda --

Thanks so much for passing on the info about Darren's show. And, even more, thanks for coming and showing support for some original live music. I hope that you enjoyed the show.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Lucinda said...

Happy to help spread the word -- and I very much enjoyed the music -- especially the song about you! :)

8:41 AM  

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