Six Must-Attend Events: Mar. 15-21

The state's top events and offerings, from the Buffalo Bayou Regatta, in Houston, to Antone's Farewell to Fifth, in Austin.
Fri March 15, 2013 10:15 am
The Buffalo Bayou Regatta, in Houston, is a race through fifteen miles of the city's bayou system.
Buffalo Bayou Partnership, photo by Katya Horner

AUSTIN

Five Alive
Antone’s, the Austin blues club Clifford Antone founded in 1975, is preparing to move to its fifth home in four decades. Gone, for the most part, are the blues, as well as Antone, who died in 2006 at 56. But the venue’s name still carries weight in a town that got its motto, “the Live Music Capital of the World,” in large part because of Antone. The new club will be located on the east side, next to the recently relocated Emo’s rock club, whose owner, Frank Hendrix, is the majority owner of Antone’s. The “ Antone’s Farewell to 5th Street Finale” will be a bon voyage to the current club, which opened in 1997, and there will be performances by a score of musicians, including Jimmie Vaughan, who recently returned to the stage from a heart attack and whose Fabulous Thunderbirds were the house band at the original Antone’s, on Sixth Street. “There was Muddy Waters one day and B.B. King the next week,” Antone’s sister, Susan, said of that first location. A couple of years later, downtown development pushed Antone’s north to Anderson Lane, a larger location that Susan said hosted James Brown and Ray Charles. And then in 1982, before moving to its current location, Antone’s opened near the University of Texas at Austin campus, on Guadalupe Street, where it found its groove. “A lot of

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