Weekend Lineup
Czech Fests, Oktoberfest, BestFest, We All Fest!
It's another festive weekend, although the weather may dampen the lederhosen just a tad. Here's your menu:
Heritage Fest & Muziky, Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, La Grange. All music will be moved inside Pavilion Hall, starting with Friday night's Polka On! Octoberfest with the Dujka Brothers. Jerry Haisler & Melody 5 and Enzian Buam will play inside the hall on Saturday, and the Muziky performance honoring the Vrazels' Polka Band will be inside the hall as well. You still have all the great music, food, cold beverages, and the main center will be open with museum exhibits, genealogy help, and demonstrations. The Czech Village however, will be closed. 
Anhalt Oktoberfest, historic Anhalt Hall, Spring Branch, TX. Everything's indoors so you're safe. Enjoy music by Rennie Guenther & Happy Travelers, Ennis Czech Boys, Justin Trevino.
BestFest, Marktplatz, Fredericksburg. There's a roof over this fest, too. Dance to Dutch Treat, Fritz Hodde & Fab 6, and Weldon Henson.
CzechFest in the Heights, SPJST Lodge 88, Houston. The majority of the activities take place in the Chandelier Ballroom - performances by SPJST Orchestra & Czech Chorus, Al Sulak & Country Sounds, Adrian's Fault (outside in the gazebo, weather permitting). Food Trucks: Harold's Restaurant & Tap Room, Balls Out Burger, Twirl Treats, and Rita's Italian Ice, and kolaches from Kolache Shoppe. Lots of activities for kids, including Halloween costume contest. 
Cesky Vecer, Saengerrunde Hall, Austin. Enjoy dinner and music by Kovanda's Czech Band. Advance tickets required, so call 512-346-5254 to see if they still have seats available.
Brave Combo has 2 events canceled this weekend due to weather: Sachtoberfest on Friday in Sache and Corinth Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday in Corinth :-(

Church Picnic Alert: Saturday - Austin Polka Band at St. Thomas More in Austin...Texas Sound Check at Holy Comforter in Kingwood...Czech & Then Some at St. Luke's in Temple. Sunday - Brian Marshall at St. Mary's in Bremond...Al Sulak/Country Sounds at Guardian Angel in Wallis.


Also this weekend - Yorktown Western Days Fri-Sun. Lickskillet Days in Fayetteville Sat-Sun. Friday: Sean Orr at Burton Roadhouse...Chris Rybak at King's Bierhaus in Houston...Glen Collins/The Alibis in Seguin...Edward Kopecky's Fun Time Czech Band in Walburg. Saturday: Cloverleaf Orchestra at Saengerrunde Hall in Austin...Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band at VFW in Cameron...Czech Melody Masters at Czech Center Museum in Houston...Charles & Fab 4 at American Legion in Wallis. Sunday: Glen Collins/The Alibis at Lodge 18 in Elgin...GEEZER at Elks Lodge in Gonzales...Detour at VFW in Houston...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat at Sefcik Hall in Seaton...Red Ravens at Sweet Home...

Rain or shine, have a good time, and Polka On, y'all!


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Watch the videos by Mason Nesvadba of Joe Zetka & Friends at St. Philip picnic in El Campo

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Incredible Music Makers at Hostyn Church Picnic...Texas Sound Check and Dujka Brothers at Hallettsville Kolache Festival

Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Fredericksburg Oktoberfest performances by Chris Rybak, Walburg Boys, Czechaholics, and Jodie Mikula Orchestra...the polka jam at Corn Hill Church Picnic...Franz & Schorsch in Walburg...Ennis Czech Boys in Elgin...Huber Eduard-Bozen in Italy
Have you ever wondered why wearing earrings became so popular with men?  
Here's the scoop on this growing trend: 
A man is at work one day when he notices that his co-worker is wearing an earring. 
The man knows his co-worker to be a normally conservative fellow, and is curious about his sudden change in "fashion sense," so he walks up to him and says, "I didn't know you were into earrings." 
"Don't make such a big deal, it's only an earring," the man replies sheepishly. 
His friend falls silent for a few minutes, but then his curiosity prods him to ask,  "So, how long have you been wearing one?" 
"Ever since my wife found it in my truck." 

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