Weekend Lineup
Anhalt Goes Cajun, Cher!

The Cajun French Music Association De Fa Tras San Antonio Chapter invites you to its annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil on Sat., Apr. 13 at historic Anhalt Hall. Doors open at 11 am to great food, music, and family activities. Feast on boiled crawfish or shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn on the cob. Or try the chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, and grilled boudin. Aiiiieeee! Talk about good! Take a cake walk then get ready to dance like a crazy Cajun to THREE Cajun bands - Ca Va Bien (11 am), Troy Le Jeune Cajun Revue (2:30 pm), and Don Fontenot & Les Amis de la Louisiane (6 pm). Tickets for the Anhalt Cajun celebration are only $10, and children 12 years old and under are admitted free.

Also this weekend: Fests - Sealy Spring Fest on Saturday featuring All Around Czechs and Jason Chapman...Ukrainian Easter Bazaar on Sunday in Houston...Main Street Arts Festival in Fort Worth featuring Brave Combo and Reckless Kelly on Saturday...Shiner Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cookoff and Car Show featuring Shiner Hobo Band on Saturday.

Friday - Sean Orr in Austin...Off the Grid in Burton...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat in Elm Mott...Bob Suttie & Mike Gest @ Rudi Lechners in Houston (Sat. too!)...Glen Collins & The Alibis in Lago Vista...Enzian Buam @ Kings in Pearland (Sat. too!)...Al Sulak & The Country Sounds @ Wallis KC Fish Fry.
Saturday - Nathan Colt Young @ Shroeder Hall...Rocky King in Hondo...Off the Grid in Lago Vista...Al Sulak & The Country Sounds @ Mullins Prairie Store in La Grange...Glen Collins & The Alibis @ Watterson Hall...Lost Cause in Rosenberg...Jeff Woolsey in Tomball...Kenny James in Webster.
Sunday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces in Austin...Lucas Sousa Band in Elgin...Southern Breeze @ VFW in Houston...Al Dressen's BBQ Playboys in Lockhart...Tony Booth in San Antonio...Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 @ Sefcik Hall in Seaton...Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home.

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Charles Thibodeaux/Austin Cajun Aces in Austin...Fayette County Country Opry in La Grange featuring Del Kubena, Ed Gary, Todd Gross. Tuesday - Mike Gest & Night Session @ Rob Fleming Park Rec Center in The Woodlands...Houston Accordion Association Jam @ Pizza Inn on Mangum in Houston...Comal County Country Music Show in New Braunfels. Wednesday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin...Mike Stroup & Friends in Flatonia...Off the Grid @ Krause's Cafe in New Braunfels for Polka Wednesday. Thursday - Bluebonnet Opry in Brenham featuring Lorraine Chavana, Ed Gary, Tim McCasland...Off the Grid in San Antonio.

Non-music events: Third Annual Genealogy Workshop to be Held April 12-13 in Temple...Tuesday - Documenting Texas Germans, Lunch & Learn, 12-1P, Winedale Historical Complex
Speaker:  Dr. Hans Boaz, Chair of the Department of German Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
Bring your lunch and come learn about local history the 3rd Tuesday of the month in April and May, and August through December.  979-278-3530 

Live Oak Brewing Company 22nd Anniversary Party
Come celebrate 22 years with us! Festivities all day including, but not limited to: live bands throughout the day, specialty casks, stein hoisting competitions, multiple food trucks, and more surprises.
Band Line-Up:
12-1:30pm  Brian Wolff Duo
4-5:30pm  Grupo Massa
6-7:30pm  Finite Fidelity
Food  Trucks:
The Black Forest
Texas Chili Queens
Live Oak Brewing Company
1615 Crozier Ln.
Del Valle, Texas

More events than you can shake a stick at, mon ami! Cajun On!

May Preview - Al Sulak & The Country Sounds, church picnic history, Aggies give polka dancing a try, remembering drummer Ernest Kurtz, on the dance hall circuit, Incredible Music Makers CD review, profile of DJ Frank Milder, fundraiser starring Mason Ramsey (little Hank), and much more!

Photo Gallery 
Schulenburg Sausagefest 
Click on photo to see images by Julie Matus, Earline Berger Okruhlik, Joe Cool Pavlicek, and Gary E. McKee
A&M German Heritage Program
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee
Western Swing in Fayetteville
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee
Red Ravens in Elgin
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee

Polka Trending
German festival to be held this weekend in Brownsville

Holy Toledo Polka Dance Festival revived

Holy Toledo Polka Fest, with 11 polka bands and beer, is back


Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of Jodie Mikula, Dujka Bros, Red Ravens, Ennis Czech Boys & Fritz Hodde at the South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival in Hallettsville...Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 in Elgin...The Moravians at TPMM Fundraiser...Alex Meixner Band at Sefcik Hall...Praha Brothers in Corn Hill...Red Ravens with special guests in Cyclone.

Watch the videos  by George Weber of the El Campo Polka Fest featuring Red Ravens, Fritz Hodde & Fab 6, The Majeks...Enzian Buam in Sealy...Red Ravens & Texas Sound Czech in Rosenberg
Yesterday my daughter e-mailed me, again, asking why I didn't do something
useful with my time, like sitting on the porch and drinking beer isn't a
good thing.

Talking about my "doing-something-useful" seems to be her favorite topic of
conversation.  She is "only thinking of me," she said, and suggested, I go down to the  Senior Center and hang out with the fellas.

So I did, and when I got home, decided to play a prank on her. I sent her an
e-mail saying that I had joined the Senior Parachute Club.  She replied, "Are you nuts? You're 80 years old and now you're going to  start jumping out of airplanes?

I told her that I even had a membership card and e-mailed a copy to her.
Immediately, she telephoned me and yelled, "Good grief, Dad, where are your
glasses?! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club."

"Oh man, am I in trouble," I said. "I signed up for five jumps a week!" 
The  line went dead.
Submitted by Christine Schulze    Share your jokes: Theresa@polkabeat.com
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