EVENTS AROUND HOUSTON FOR DECEMBER 2018

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Saturday December 8 starting at 9:00 PM it’s Blaggards at Union Tavern, 435 El Dorado Blvd, Suite A in Webster, TX. 281-486-6644  No Cover, 21+

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Sunday, December 9, 2018 starting at 2 pm it’s “A Celtic American Christmas” from the Center for Irish Studies at University of St. Thomas.  Award-winning musician, vocalist, writer, and dancer, Aubrey Atwater presents a concert of traditional folk music, dance, and narration. She sings, dances and plays mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, guitar and Irish whistle. “A Celtic American Christmas” will feature winter songs including Scots-Irish songs from eastern Kentucky. Aubrey and husband Elwood Donnelly have thirteen recordings and seven books to their credit. More about Aubrey at http://www.atwater-donnelly.com .Location: Jones Hall, University of St. Thomas, 3910 Yoakum Blvd 77006. There is a fee; more info at irishstudies@stthom.edu

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SAME DAY! Sunday December 9 from 3-6pm it’s Blaggards doing a special show at The Continental Club.  This is a fundraiser for ROCK THE SHELTER & MISSION benefit supporting Houston’s Salvation Army Residence and the Open Door Mission. FREE with donation, ALL AGES welcome.  GIFT CARDS are especially needed this year.  Toys are NOT needed this year, thanks! Blaggards go on at 5 PM! Also featuring: Goodman, Fordes & Riggs, Open Door Mission Choir, and Trish Cramblet & The Sweet Persuaders. The address is 3700 Main St. call 713-529-9899 for more info. Good on Blaggards for doing this every year!

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Tuesday, December 11 2018 starting at 7:30 The Here & Now are back in Houston doing our Christmas show, called “Nollaig,” at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Join The Here & Now and The Nollaig Irish Dancers for a holiday celebration at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Experience an evening filled with Christmas song, music and dance with a Celtic twist. Experience an evening filled with Christmas song, music and dance with a Celtic twist. For tickets and more information go to https://www.mcgonigels.com/
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Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm Wylde Meade brings Celtic, Folk and Early Music to  EQ Heights. We’ll be all decked out in our Victorian finery to celebrate the holiday Dickensian style! Costumes are optional from the decadence of the wealthy to the poor of Oliver Twist! EQ Heights is sure to please with a menu to suit the occasion and decor to transport us back in time! Music of the era will enhance the experience! So COME ONE, COME ALL!!! NO COVER – Tipping brings comfort and joy! EQ Heights is at 1030 Heights Boulevard in Houston. Wishing you and yours the most Joyous of Holiday Seasons!!!

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Wednesday December 19th 2018, Constant Billy performs at the Hyde Park Christmas Sing, 6:30-7:30, Houston, TX. Friday December 21st Constant Billy performs at the Ingathering of the Exiles, 7pm, Houston, TX. 

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Wednesday December 26th 2018 from 4-6pm Constant Billy and our good friends Celia Homer & Ella Forel and Wylde Meade celebrate Boxing Day at EQ Heights! 
In Britain and Ireland, the day after Christmas is a time to share gifts with companions and neighbors… to sing a song or two and maybe raise a glass with old friends. All 3 bands will be singing songs that are part of this very old tradition in a comfy setting. Constant Billy goes on 1st, followed by Celia & Ella and then Wylde Meade. Who knows- we may all get together for a song at the end! EQ Heights is located at 1030 Heights Boulevard in Houston. They have great food and coffee, and now serve beer and wine also. Call (713) 434-6923 fo mo info. 
COST: No cover charge- we’ll pass the hat. NEW! Free parking in back and around the corner on the east side of 11th street!

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Friday-Sunday, December 21-23, 2018 Revels Houston presents “KEEP MAGICK,” A 17th Century Celebration of the Winter Solstice. The venue will be The MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) 3400 Main St, Houston Texas.  Join us for our 27th Christmas Revels production and a fun-filled show- a tale that features a modern American teen who has a hilarious encounter with prisoners in the Tower of London in the 17th century.  You will be led on this magical journey by an outstanding cast, chorus and instrumental ensemble.  We will sing, dance, tell stories (and Ghost Stories at that!) and once again celebrate the Yule, the changing of the seasons, and the return of the light!  Seating in the theater is limited this year, so be sure to get your tickets early! Ticket available at http://www.revelshouston.org/

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