Weekend Lineup
Caldwell Kolache Festival, Dance Clubs, Church Picnics
Yes! Caldwell Kolache Festival is still on! Start the party Friday evening at the Expo Center with the Dujka Brothers, sponsored by Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum. Saturday, dance in the street to Shiner Hobo Band, Jodie Mikula Band, and The Moravians. And we can all use some comfort food right now so have as many kolaches as your diet will allow! Click here for the full schedule.

Several dance club public dances this Saturday night - Charles & The Fabulous 4 in Yoakum with the Pearl City Dance Club; Al Sulak & The Country Sound in Rosenberg with Happy Cousins; and Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces in San Antonio with Cajun French Music Association.

Lodge 88 in Houston will host the Red Ravens on Saturday night. On Sunday, Mark Halata & Texavia is at Lodge 18 in Elgin, Flathead Band is at VFW Hall in North Houston, Czechaholics are at Marktplatz in Fredericksburg, and Charles & Fab 4 are in Sweet Home.

Church Picnic Alert: Praha Brothers at St. Cyril/Methodius in Marak; Lazy Farmers Band at Holy Rosary in Rosenberg (this was rescheduled from Aug. 27); Edward Kopecky's Fun Time Czech Band at St. Mary in Taylor; and DJ Val Mungia playing polkas, waltzes & country at Holy Cross in Yorktown. 

More Cancellations: Dozinky Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Houston originally set for Sept. 16-18, has been rescheduled for Oct. 27-29. Read more. 32nd Annual Victoria Czech Fest, scheduled for Sept. 24, has been canceled until next year. Read more

Hurricane Benefit Events: Dosey Doe in The Woodlands, Saturday, Sept. 9; several in the Austin area, AND the big one with all the megastars - On September 12, Texans BeyoncĂ©, Jamie Foxx, George Strait, Matthew McConaughey, and many more artists and entertainers from all around the United States will join together for the multi-network telethon "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief." The event will be broadcast from Los Angeles, New York City, and Nashville, with a special finale broadcast from San Antonio which will feature a performance from Strait and friends. Click here for more information on this special benefit. Check out the Texas Music Office website for more information on upcoming benefits.

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Plenty of smiles in Hville Sunday for music by Kovanda's Czech Band, Dujka Brothers, and Red Ravens. Images by John Roberts and Karen Williams

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Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 encouraged some polka smiles as well. Images by Justin Everett
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Dorothy and Edna, two "senior" widows, are talking.

Dorothy: "That nice George Johnson asked me out for a date. I know you went out with him last week, and I wanted to talk with you about him before I give him my answer."

Edna: "Well, I'll tell you. He shows up at my apartment punctually at 7pm, dressed like such a gentleman in a fine suit, and he brings me such beautiful flowers! Then he takes me downstairs. And what's there; a limousine, uniformed chauffeur and all. Then he takes me out for dinner; a marvelous dinner, lobster, champagne, dessert, and after-dinner drinks. Then we go see a show. Let me tell you Dorothy, I enjoyed it so much I could have just died from pleasure! So then we are coming back to my apartment and he turns into an ANIMAL. Completely crazy, he tears off my expensive new dress and has his way with me three times!"

Dorothy: "Goodness gracious! So you are telling me I shouldn't go?"

Edna : "No, no, no... I'm just saying, wear an old dress."

Submitted by Shane Lala
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