You probably wouldn't guess it, but mild-mannered Mayor Bill White can drop some serious smack. His Honor has been talkin' trash to City Councilmember Ronald Green about an upcoming hoops game. White and Green are slated to go head-to-head Saturday for the Cynthia Cooper Roopster Roux Youth Basketball Tournament, part of this weekend's annual Chocolate Bayou Festival. Of course, there's more to the festival -- which celebrates the heritage and charm of the historically African-American southeast Houston neighborhood -- than hoopin' politicos. You can also expect two days of live music, dance, poetry and theater. Let the kiddos loose on activities like rock-wall climbing, a petting zoo, hoops, face painting, and arts and crafts. Meanwhile, adults can check out a slew of musical acts: Saturday's headliner is Angie Stone, and Sunday's is Lalah Hathaway. (See Playbill, page 78 for the complete lowdown.) There's also a domino tournament hosted by The Breakfast Klub, in which finalists take on owner Marcus Davis for a chance at free wings 'n' waffles for a year. Sounds good, but we're waiting to see Mayor White's wicked crossover. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4. Sunnyside Park, 3502 Bellfort (parking at St. Agnes Church at Scott and Airport). For information and a schedule, call... More >>>