Sunday 05 May 2019 – Book Release Party for Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston (2-5pm)

 

There’s no better way to escape a hot and muggy Houston day than by stopping into a fantastic restaurant for some of the country’s best food. Luckily, America’s fourth-largest city offers an incredible array of dining options; your only problem will be choosing between them! Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston offers an indispensable guide for the hungry traveller. From the discerning gourmand to the pizza-and-burgers crowd, everyone will find something to meet their nutritional needs. Discover The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation for their famous fajitas, or sample standout Japanese cuisine from Chef Hori-sama at Kata Robata. Try buffalo burgers while waiting for traffic to clear up at Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack. Kick your boots up, and throw back a Lone Star at Rudyard’s, then head to the Livestock Show and Rodeo for some Mutton Bustin’. Order a beef rib at Killen’s BBQ, but don’t be surprised if it’s the size of a kindergartener—everything’s bigger in Texas! Tried-and-true Texan Sam Brown brings a local’s insight to all the recommendations in this tasty tour of his hometown, along with the fascinating stories of the people and places behind the food. This book will lead your taste buds on an unforgettable adventure through Houston’s diverse and delicious culinary scene.

Join author Sam Brown as he weaves his love of food, Houston culture, and the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey together to create a travel book like no other.

Saturday 04 May 2019 – Rudyards and Under the Radar Brewery present Guitar Battle 2 (doors 7pm)

Rudyards and Under the Radar Brewery present…
Guitar Battle 2!!
10 of some of Houston’s very talented guitar players will go head to head live at Rudz!
Pint night starts at 7pm
Guitar battle at 8 pm
Live music from Parallel Waves ( https://www.facebook.com/parallelwaveshtx/ ) at 9:30pm
Glassware and swag for guests that buy Under the Radar Beer.
How it will go down:
Each guitar player will have a guitar solo spot to show off their skills (usually about 3-8  minutes).  Your illustrious host, Jamie, will announce each player on stage and give out 15 score sheets to selected guests in the audience. The guest will then rate each player on a scale of 1 to 10.  At the end of the show, Jamie tally up the scores and determine the winner who will receive a mega prize from Under The Radar Brewery.

Friday 03 May 2019 – Empty Shells, Departure, Dimphonic, 10000 Chiefs Under the Sea

Empty Shells (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/emptyshellsband/

Formed in 2013 and led by the fiery guitar playing and emotive vocals of mercurial frontman Jonathan Espeche along with the pummeling rhythm section of Michael San Luis (bass) and Austin Hand (drums).

With a sound that encompasses the immediacy and aggressiveness of the early 1990’s alternative movement, lead guitar heroics of the 1970’s, as well the atmospheric sound of shoegaze; they have taken their influences and created a sound that is uniquely their own. Their dense wall of guitar and high energy live shows have garnered them comparisons to bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, Nirvana, and My Bloody Valentine.

They have been tapped to open shows locally for national acts such as Clinic, No Joy, Yuck, Antemasque, and are quickly establishing themselves as an up and coming band to watch.

 

Departure (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/departuretx/
Departure is a band whose sound is best described as melding the aggression of 90’s hardcore bands like Converge and Zao with the melody and emotion of bands like Thursday, Poison the Well, and Hopesfall. Currently recording their debut EP set for release later in 2019.

 

Dimphonic (Houston, TX)
http://dimphonic.bandcamp.com

Dimphonic is three piece alternative/dreamrock/nugaze band from Spring, TX. Dreamy vocals and rushes of glistening guitar alternate with blasts of heavy riffs and pummeling rhythms with a stunning sound that recalls bands like Deftones, Quicksand, and My Bloody Valentine.
Check out their album “Nur5e” here:

10,000 Chiefs Under the Sea (Houston, TX)
http://10000chiefs.gpcmusic.com

10000 Chiefs Under the Sea is a jazz infused rock trio from Houston. Inspired by legends like Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, and Wayne Shorter, 10000 Chiefs Under the Sea brings a powerful essence to the stage that takes the willing on an inspiring journey of discovery. On their upcoming self titled album, the band’s adaptive style meshes seamlessly with a thematic premise centered around creativity, equality, and self-actualization.

Thursday 02 May 2019 – Thursday Night Dart Tourney at Rudz (7-10pm)

 

Every Thursday, Houston Darts Association and Rudyard’s hosts a Blind Draw Doubles tournament with registration starting at 7:30pm and first throw at 8:00pm.  Cash prizes are handed out to the top finishers and half of the tournament pot is graciously matched by Rudyard’s to juice up stakes.  The BBD tournament will include a best of three format, starting with 501 and Cricket, and team member’s randomly matched before the tournament starts.  Entry fee’s will be determined at the start of the tournament but are generally $5 with optional buy-in’s for a mystery out.  If there are enough interested following the BBD tournament we will follow up with a singles tournament of similar fashion.

Shoot well everyone!

** Membership in the HDA is absolutely NOT required to enter and all skill levels are welcome. **

Wednesday 01 May 2019 – r/Houston Board Gaming at Rudyard’s Pub (6:30pm)

r/Houston Board Gaming at Rudyard’s Pub!

Every Wednesday Night

 

 

 

Come have a drink, meet some interesting people, and play some awesome board games. Our meeting place is Rudyard’s Pub on Waugh. They have damn good food and a decent beer selection. Three parking lots to the North, West, and South West and some street parking a block over.

If you are new to the world of modern board games have no fear, everyone is awesome and you’ll have a great time. We have all types of games; social games with easy rules and lots of interaction or more competitive games as well as cooperative ones. TableTop on youtube is a good place to get a feel for the types of games we usually play.

We average around 30 people and we’re upstairs in the private event area.

Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reddithoustonboardgaming/