TO-DO LIST: 8 events to attend this month in Houston’s Bay Area

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Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of August and September.

Aug. 11
See a funny play about car salesmen

See “Da Dealership,” a comedy about the everyday struggles of working as a sales rep at a fast-paced car dealership. 8 p.m. $40 (adults), $28 (UHCL students). University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. 281-283-2065. www.facebook.com/dadealership


Aug. 11
Travel back to the ’80s

Go back in time for local band The Alpha Dogs’ ’80s night party at Barge 295. Classic songs from bands including Journey, Mötley Crüe, Dokken, Poison, Whitesnake, Kiss, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Steel Dragon, Firehouse, Thin Lizzy and more will play. Wear your best ’80s attire and enjoy a night from the era of hair metal and glam rock. 8:30 p.m. Free. 2613 1/2 NASA Parkway, Seabrook. 281-549-7603


Aug. 13
Go for a social bike ride

Every Monday, weather permitting, Bay Area Cycling hosts the Hubs and Grubs Ride, a casual, social ride for all types of cyclists. The ride goes 10 miles throughout League City with a stop at a local restaurant halfway through or after the ride. Helmets and lights are required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Bay Area Cycling, 603 E. Main St., League City. 281-332-6433. www.bayareacycling.com


Aug. 16
Create rock art
Local boutique D’s Rustic Charm teams up with C&S Wood Design for a Back to School Kids DIY Night event. Children will create colored rock frames with trinkets, shells and other unique items available to add. Class is limited to 12 children, so sign up to reserve a spot. 6-8 p.m. $30. 240 Park Ave., Ste. 3, League City. 281-316-5775. www.dsrusticcharm.ecwid.com


Aug. 18
Eat breakfast with ‘Paw Patrol’

The characters from “Paw Patrol” join the Chick-fil-A cow for breakfast, face-painting and more activities. Kids who bring their school backpack will receive a special treat from the Chick-fil-A cow. 9-11 a.m. Free. Chick-fil-A, 2805 E. League City Parkway, League City.
281-334-0426. www.cfarestaurant.com/hwy96andsouthshoreblvd


Aug. 20
Go to a quilt auction
The Lakeview Quilters Guild hosts its annual Quilt Auction at Gloria Dei Church. Both live and silent auctions will take place. Quilts, quilt tops and quilt blocks will be bid upon during the live auction. Quilt kits and quilting fabric bundles will be bid upon in the silent auction. Quilting books, tools and more are available for immediate purchase. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 18220 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay. www.lakeviewquiltersguild.org


Aug. 24
See Deadhorse’s final head-banging concert
Houston-based metal band Deadhorse performs its final concert. The show will feature performances from other bands, including Pasadena Napalm Division, Force Fed, Baron Von Bomblast, Cottonwood Blossom and Screw Missile. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $12 (advance), $15 (door). Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston.
281-335-0002. www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1685131 


Sept. 1
Listen to yacht rock

IllumiYachty and T-Bone Tom’s join together for a Yacht Rock Party, a celebration of “yacht rock,” which is a broad music style identified with soft rock, such as Fleetwood Mac and Toto. Dinner, drinks and music are provided. 7-11 p.m. Free. 707 Hwy. 146, Kemah. 281-334-2133. www.illumiyachty.com

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan, interned with the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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