LOCAL Houston | The City Guide MAY 2015 - Page 10

Local May_Final.qxp_002houston 4/23/15 12:19 PM Page 10 ON OUR RADAR A new boutique music booking and licensing company has opened shop – ELK Records, LLC seeks to speak across the cultural divide through the international language of music. Past shows have included such artists as ROSANA (Spain), La Guacha and TunaCola (Chile), El General Paz y La Triple Frontera (Argentina), Famas Loop (Venezuela), LA (Spain) plus many local and regional artists. www.elkrecords.com 10 L O C A L | may 15 “With the Bayou City’s burgeoning beer scene, it’s the perfect time to invite visitors to the brewery to learn more about the care and passion we put into every beer we brew,” said Damola Oshin, senior general manager, Anheuser-Busch Houston brewery, announcing the Tour Center opening. Tours include The Day Fresh tour – an in-depth look at how beers are crafted with the finest ingredients, by following the steps of the entire brewing process in 60 minutes; The Beermaster Tour – which provides a two-hour VIP, behind-the-scenes look at the brewing of Budweiser; and Beer School – a 30-minute educational experience introducing a variety of beer styles, ingredients, proper pouring techniques and food pairing suggestions. 775 Gellhorn Drive. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com. Brazos Bookstore hosts a few Houston authors this month, among them Paul Otremba, a University of Houston graduate and Rice professor, who reads from his newest collection of poetry, Pax Americana, on May 1, 7pm. Joining Otremba will be Tomás Q. Morín, an acclaimed poet and Pablo Neruda translator. Friday, May 8, 7pm, Gwendolyn Womack, a Houston native returns with her debut thriller, The Memory Painter, an Inception-like mindbender about dreams in which an artist and a scientist join forces to discover the secret behind a deadly explosion decades earlier. Thursday, May 14, 7pm, sees the homecoming of Dina Gachman with her collection of humorous essays discussing living the high life, even if you’re nowhere near Beyoncé’s tax bracket, in Brokenomics. Local songstress Kristine Mills, Jeff Franzel Grammy-nominated pianist/composer; legendary entertainers Jane Vandiver, Julian Vandiver and bassist/guitarist Erin Fisher Wright come together for Shut UP and SING! May 8 at Ovations Night Club at 8pm. See the first performance of Blue Isn’t Blue Anymore cowritten by Mills with Jeff Franzel and Brian Spack for the Arthritis Foundation in support of Rheumatoid Arthritis in women. Proceeds of the sales of the song will be donated to the foundation. To purchase tickets, visit: hwww.eventbrite.com/e/shut-up-and-singtickets-16620515409