Friday 19 October 2018 – 7th Annual Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer (7:30pm)

This year is our 7th Annual Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer Comedy Show! Each year, more people attend and more money is raised and each year, I can’t thank you enough for your support.

This year’s local and hilarious comedians include Stevn Padilla, Nick Palermo, Grady Pruitt, Dusti Rhodes, Josh Stokes and Tre Tutson.

From 2005 to 2011, my mother and I (and others) would walk in Komen’s Race for the Cure and as time went on, she became weaker from her cancer and cancer treatments. We went from walking the entire 5k to only doing about a 10 minute walk and turning back around- I would still make her walk through the finish line! In 2011, I thought about the next year and how she will probably be weaker than this year and I don’t want her to feel defeated (especially because she never felt defeated!) so I wanted to come up with something she could participate in but not have to anything at all yet somehow have some fun. So in 2012, I started Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer in 2012. Why not go to a comedy show and laugh? We all need some fun in our lives and while she was fighting cancer with all she had, she still deserved to have fun and Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer!

I’m asking you to share this with anybody and everybody. Last year, a friend told me that she sent it to her company’s Philanthropy Group and they sent it to over 500 employees!

If you can’t attend, please share the email and flyer and donate to the cause. You can use the same link to buy tickets and to donate online.

As always, thank you for your continued support. -Angie


Friday October 19, 2018 7:30pm
7th Annual Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer





Friday 05 October 2018 – Houston Horror 48 Hour Film Project Kickoff 6-7pm

The 48 Hour Film Project challenges teams of filmmakers to create a short film from scratch in a single weekend. We’re back at it again, but with a twist – all genres will be horror themed!! All the other rules remain the same.

The filmmaking weekend (October 5 – 7) starts with the Kickoff event on Friday evening at Rudyard’s where teams will be assigned a character, prop and line of dialogue to include in their film. Each team will also a draw a genre for their film out of a hat. The rest is up to the team and films are due back on Sunday.

Regular registration is open until we reach capacity (30 teams). The registration fee is $175 per team, but you can save $25 if you also registered a team for the regular 48HFP earlier this year. Each team leader will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the screening featuring his/her film which will take place Thursday October 11.


Please note that we are meeting in the upstairs room of Rudyard’s on October 5th.  Representatives from each team will gather to draw their genre and learn this year’s prop, character & line dialogue.

  • The representative may be any member of the team – it does not have to be the team leader.
  • The representative must bring the Team Leader’s Agreement to kickoff. The agreement must be signed by the team leader.
  • Everyone will be released at 7:00pm to begin working on their films

Sunday 12 August 2018 – Grown-Up Storytime Reader’s Workshop (2-4pm)

Love Grown-Up Storytime?   Every thought to yourself “Wow, I think it would be super fun to be up there and read a story?”  Well your inner thoughts are totally right and you absolutely should come down and learn about what it takes to be a great GUST reader. The workshop will be run in two parts, first we will go over the guidelines and preparation of GUST reading and then you will actually get to practice onstage and receive feedback.
***You Must RSVP by reserving a spot through eventbrite***
In order to give everyone enough time and space to read and receive feedback, spots are limited.
Rudyard’s will be open for business, and you are welcome to bring refreshments upstairs, but please be on-time and ready to practice right at 2:00pm.


Tuesday 07 August 2018 – Real Ale + Rudz: Meet the Owner Happy Hour (5:30-7:30pm)

Join our friends from Real Ale Brewing Company along with owner, Brad Farbstein for a Tuesday afternoon beer at Rudz.  Brad will be in the house to answer any questions about the brewery, beers, or life in general.  We’ll have plenty of beers on from Real Ale along with glassware and swag for the early birds, so come out and have a beer with the crew!

Sunday 08 July 2018 – Grown-Up Storytime Reader’s Workshop (2-4pm)

Interested in reading at Grown-up Storytime? Come to Rudz Sunday July 8 from 2-4 (RSVP required) for a free workshop to get you ahead of the game. We will go over all the nuts and bolts (what is a microphone, how does it work??), style elements, and give you a story to perform at the workshop and receive feedback on.

This workshop is FREE and now a requirement for all those interested in performing at GUST.

Email to rsvp. Space is limited.