Weekend Lineup
Last Weekend Lineup of the Year
Hi y'all! Another year of Weekend Lineup is done. Thanks so much for your support! The next newsletter will come out Jan. 3.

Brave Combo is at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton Friday night. Das Ist Lustig is at Rudi Lechner's Friday and Saturday. I'll be there Saturday, be sure to say Polka On! if you're there! Off the Grid is at King's Biergarten Friday and Saturday. It's the 4th Annual Christmas Ball in St. Hedwig with Rocky King Band on Saturday. On Sunday, got some good country dancing in Geronimo, Granger, Houston, and San Antonio.

No need to sit at home on New Year's Eve. Here are your options: 
CYCLONE: Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 @ SPJST Flag Hall, 8:15P-12:15A 
DALLAS: Jodie Mikula Orchestra @ Sokol Hall, 8:30P-1A 
ENNIS: The Moravians @ Sokol Hall, 8P-12A
HOUSTON: Driftwood @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8P-12:30A
ROUND TOP: Lost Cause @ Rifle Hall, 8:30P-12A
SWEET HOME: Charles/Fab 4 @ Community Center, 8P-12A
YOAKUM: Original Moods @ Turner Hall, 8P

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Polka On into 2019!
 


Coming in January: It's National Polka Month! Read a feature on the Polka King Frankie Yankovic and plan to attend the Polka Month dance on Jan. 26, sponsored by Texas Polka News. The Praha Brothers will provide the music at the historic Sefcik Hall in Seaton. Special guest performers are dance hall owner Alice Sulak and Jerry Haisler. Masters of Ceremony will be Alfred Vrazel and Danny Zapletal. The evening will raise funds for the International Polka Association. Gary McKee's column offers some musings on Texas polka history. Gary also provides an excellent article on Roy Clark who recently passed away. Justin Everett reviews the new Shiner Hobo CD and profiles polkajammer network DJ Billy Belina. Of course, we have your listing of dances, festivals, and live music events, including the Tony Booth Birthday Bash in Pearland and the Ennis Czech Music Festival, both in February. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.


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New Year's Eve
CYCLONE: Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 @ SPJST Flag Hall, 8:15P-12:15A 
DALLAS: Jodie Mikula Orchestra @ Sokol Hall, 8:30P-1A 
ENNIS: The Moravians @ Sokol Hall, 8P-12A
HOUSTON: Driftwood @ SPJST Lodge 88, 8P-12:30A
ROUND TOP: Lost Cause @ Rifle Hall, 8:30P-12A
SWEET HOME: Charles/Fab 4 @ Community Center, 8P-12A
YOAKUM: Original Moods @ Turner Hall, 8P

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Watch the videos  by George Weber of Red Ravens at KULP Polka Expo...Mikula/Texas Heartbeat Veterans Dance in West...Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Czechaholics in Elgin...Jodie Mikula in West...Wurstfest:  Alex Meixner plus Denis Novato, Mark Halata, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Ennis Czech Boys, Mollie B & Squeezebox...TCHCC Heritage Fest: Enzian Buam and Jerry Haisler & Melody 5, Legends Series Tribute to Vrazels' Polka Band
WEEKLY LAUGH
Why do Dasher and Dancer love coffee?
Because they're Santa's star bucks!

Why did they couple get hitched on the 24th of December?
So they could have a married Christmas.

What would you call an elf who just has won the lottery?
Welfy.
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