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Le Masquerade Party this Saturday, Benefiting Pride Houston

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Get ready for the Mardi Gras season by attending this masqued fundraiser. For a small donation at the door, you and your friends will dance the night away while enjoying an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Costumes are strongly encouraged!! This event will benefit Pride Houston – the wonderful people who organize Houston’s annual Pride Parade. Come decked out in your most elaborate mask out and mingle with people who really know how to have a good time. A $25 suggested donation will be collected at the door. Le Masquerade will be at Alliance Gallery. Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

Super Bowl Party at Kung Fu this Sunday

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Looking for a last minute spot to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday? A place that has happy hour all day long? What about a spot where you can enter to win a 42″ flat screen TV? Kung Fu Saloon is offering all three of these, plus more! Every Sunday is free game day at the Saloon. If you haven’t been, they’ve got every arcade game from Ski Ball to Mortal Kombat. To celebrate the Bowl, Kung Fu will have $1 Mimosas until 5 p.m., plus other happy hour specials all day. And they’re giving away a flat screen TV. If you don’t want to worry about finding a table to watch the game, you can reserve a one, complete with buckets-o-beer! Or if you want to watch the game with a touch of peace and quiet but still want to go out (c’mon, we all have that feeling from time to time), reserve one of their karaoke rooms for you and your fellow fans. For reservations, contact Liz at  Liz@KungFuSaloon.com. This Sunday, Kung Fu’s got something for everyone. Do the names Brady and Manning mean nothing to you? No worries, just toss back some mimosas while you toss that ski ball. Who knows, you could be the lucky one to walk away with a flat screen TV.

Cheers!

NYE Masquerade at Kung Fu Saloon Houston

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Looking for something fun to do for NYE 2012? It’s not often that this occasion falls on a Saturday – what excuse do you have?! Washington Avenue will be one of the main destinations people go to, itching to ring in 2012. Do713 is giving away a pair of tickets to party at one of the hottest spots on this Jitney-friendly corridor. By clicking Like on this page, you’re entered to win a pair of tickets to Kung Fu Saloon’s NYE Masquerade Party. Or, if you want to secure your spot at free game play, an ice block and masquerading ninja’s, we have discounted tickets. BUT, there are only 50 left at this discounted rate, enter promo code do713holiday15  when purchasing.

All Inclusive Tickets Include:

  • Champagne Toast
  • Food from Chatter’s Café
  • Free Game Play All Night
  • DJ Ice
  • Ice Shot Block
  • Party Favors
  • & More!!

We at Do713 wish you and yours a very Happy New Year. Please designate a driver or share a cab/taxi/jitney with your BFFs. Cheers!

Do713 Presents: Top 2011 Houston Bands

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Here it is, folks, our first installment of what bands/musicians/rappers were most popular on Do713. How did we come to this conclusion? We looked at who had the most followers, the most votes and the most events.  Six of the musicians listed below were in at least two of those categories. But only one musician was in all three. Which do you think it was? Without further ado and in no particular order, below are the groups that you loved in 2011.  Click here for a playlist of your favs. Congrats to all!

Garage pop trio Young Girls

If you don’t know who  Robert Ellis is yet, you will.

Tax the Wolf received the 2010 Best Band Name award from the Houston Press, but that’s not all they’re good at.

Amazing indie-folk Buxton

Not only did the legendary  Bun B make our list, he’s also teaching “Religion and Hip-Hop Culture” at Rice University

Seems like only Houston could have produced a band like Indian Jewelry

Theatrical & epic  Roky Moon & BOLT

The most unique, The Tontons

G4 TV freestyler, Devin the Dude

World-touring, indie poppers  Wild Moccasins

Keep voting, following and liking events and encourage your circle to do the same! So…which one do you think ranked highly on all three categories?

Via Colori This Weekend at Sam Houston Park

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Via Colori isn’t your typical fundraiser. For six years, the Center for Hearing and Speech, benefits greatly from our pure entertainment. This weekend, Via Colori is expected to raise more than $325,000 for children with hearing impairments.

Bring the family to Sam Houston Park in Downtown and experience sidewalk-chalk art like you’ve never imagined. Street artists from all over the country will inspire you with their lively multi-dimensional (albeit temporary) pieces.

There will also be plenty of activities for the kiddos and young-at-heart.

All proceeds benefit the Center for Hearing and Speech.

Saturday, 11/19, 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, 11/20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest Docks at Auditorium Shores

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Austin’s 6th annual Fun Fun Fun Fest kicks off today! Touted as one of the city’s more unique un-fests, the ever-expanding FFFFest will feature over 100 entertainers, including a stage dedicated to comedy. New to 2011 – the festival will be webcast live on Pitchfork.com! That way all you suckas that can’t make it will feel the knife twisting a bit more. Hey – I was that sucker last month during ACL, #CantBelieveIMissedDFA1979

In addition to my most excellent FFFF schedule and playlist, the Do713 team also recommends seeing these guys this weekend:

Ra Ra Riot

M83

Lykke Li

Neon Indian

Who do you want to see?

Deep Eddy Vodka is Giving Away a Voodoo Music Experience Weekend!

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If you could go to this year’s Voodoo Music Experience for free, who would you take? Which band do you want to see most?  In my opinion, Voodoo Fest has to be one of the better ways to spend the Halloween weekend; listening to great bands in New Orleans, a city known for its roots in black magic.

Deep Eddy Vodka wants to send one lucky pair to this year’s Voodoo Music Experience and entering the giveaway is super simple! Go to the Deep Eddy Vodka Facebook Page and Like them; then enter the contest by filling out a few fields. Be sure to tell your friends about the giveaway to increase your chances of winning (if they win they’ll have to take  you,  right?!). Here’s what Deep Eddy Vodka is giving away:

  1. $500 Southwest Airlines gift card to fly to New Orleans
  2. Hotel room for 3 nights
  3. 2 LOA Lounge VIP passes to the Voodoo Music Experience
  4. Deep Eddy gift pack filled with Voodoo Weekend Supplies

Can’t beat that!!

This year’s lineup is crawling with great acts – so sign up for the giveaway today and share the news with your friends! Voodoo Music Experience is October 28 – 30, 2011. Some of the bands performing are:

Band of Horses

My Chemical Romance

Blink 182

Snoop Dogg

Dangermuffin

Social Distortion

Girl Talk

Mastodon

Z-Trip

Daedelus

City & Colour

The Raconteurs

TV on the Radio

Mates of State

Portugal. The Man

+ much  much more