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

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IllumiYachty and T-Bone Tom's join together for a Yacht Rock Party, a celebration of u201cyacht rock,u201d which is a broad music style identified with soft rock, such as Fleetwood Mac and Toto.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



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(Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
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(Courtesy Black Rock Coffee Bar)
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(Courtesy city of League City)
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