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At Cactus Music (2110 Portsmouth St.), shop for CDs, vinyl and 8 tracks and then stick around for free beer and in-store performances by local acts and touring bands.
Sketch comedy and live music share top billing at the Music Box Theatre, (2623 Colquitt), where an undersized performance space just gets you that much closer to the action. AD Players Theatre (2710 W Alabama St.) puts on plays for both children and adults.
One visit to McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (2425 Norfolk St.) and you’ll be hooked. Especially if you like your music venues on the intimate side and have a hankering for Welsh Rarebit. Bob Schneider and Kelly Wills are semi-regulars and there’s also an Open Mike night if you can summon enough liquid courage to participate.
On Saturdays, the Urban Harvest Farmers Market (3000 Richmond Ave.) offers beeswax candles, pickled quail eggs and goat cheese amongst a myriad of other goodies.
Wondering what that red caboose is in the middle of Upper Kirby? It’s Mark’s Barber Shop (2711 Kipling St.) where the gentlemen from River Oaks have been coming for a haircut since 1986.