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Over the Weekend: Rockets, Westheimer Block Party, Licorice, Bikers and Drinking

Oh, man, what a weekend. Big ups to the good folks at Free Press Houston, who put on one helluva party on Saturday. We haven't had so much fun since, well, since they used to close off the street for WestFest. Anyone else remember how you could blow down right in front of the cops? Yeah, us neither. But we digress. Time to lay out what the weekend was.

Rockets Beat the Suns

Yep, you read that right. Houston 101 – Phoenix 90. Be sure to read Jason Friedman's post-game quotes with Steve Nash and Raja Bell.

Westheimer Block Party

Music. Art. Fun. A guerrilla set from Cop Warmth. DIY signage. Triple bass. We had a small crew of photogs out there, not to mention the inimitable Chris Gray.

Bay Area Rally at Johnson Space Center

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Not everyone was on Westheimer (or, um, eating licorice) on Saturday. Craig Hlavaty hit up a biker rally at NASA and brought back a baker's dozen of photos.

12:04 a.m. at Numbers; 12:25 a.m. at La Strada; 12:50 a.m. at Avant Garden; 1:15 a.m. at Dean's; 1:40 a.m. at NotSuOh

And no Saturday night is complete without Bill Olive hitting the town and snapping away.

We're only halfway through April, which means 1) it's time to pay your taxes and 2) there's still plenty of outdoor fun to come. -- Keith Plocek

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