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» “Something’s Afoot” on Stage at Island ETC » At Galveston Children’s Museum: Unlock the Power of Play » At Bryan Museum This Month: Easter Egg Hunt at GOFM » The 24th Annual Grand Kids Festival, Saturday, April 6th » 23rd Annual YCF Wild Game BBQ Cook-Off May 10th-11th » The Grand 1894 Opera House: Pink Martini & Legendary Jerry Jeff Walker on Stage » Free Family Fun at Saengerfest Park Begins: “My Fair Lady” and Dem Roots on Stage Downtown » At Moody Gardens This Month: Easter in the Gardens with the Easter Bunny » Galveston Naval Museum: Hands-On History Work Days » Galveston Trolley’s New Spring Hours » Plankowners’ Sailabration Returns to Texas Seaport Museum In Conjunction With Annual Day Sails Of The Official Tall Ship Of Texas » Galveston Historical Foundation Events: Elissa Day Sails, Home Tours, Bishop’s Palace Tours, and Tons More » Spring Giving Opportunities » Galveston Historical Foundation Announces 45th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour » At Galveston Island Brewing: Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown Tiki & Tails Beer Garden
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To Do “Something’s Afoot” on Stage at Island ETC The final weeks for “Something’s Afoot” from Island ETC are upon us. The Island ETC production of “Something’s Afoot” continues through April 13th. Every performance of this hysterical musical with book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach and additional music by Ed Linderman is bound to please audience members of all ages. (Disclaimer – “Something’s Afoot” contains no language, nudity, or intense sexual situations.) “Something’s Afoot” is a fun-filled musical spoof of British murder mystery novels, particularly “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. It’s a classic tale, set on an English country estate in the mid-1930’s. Ten seemingly unrelated strangers gather in an isolated mansion that soon becomes unreachable. Before long they are killed one by one in mysterious and hilarious ways, and it is up to those left to find the culprit! Traditional mystery murder characters comprise these musically talented sleuths. There are the household servants: Flint (Philip Graschel), the handyman who can’t keep his hands to himself; the greedy housemaid Lettie (Abby Gough); and Clive (Michael Wonio) the butler and therefore the usual suspect. The guests include the host’s nephew, the gold-digging Nigel (Matt Poole); the mysterious femme fatale, Lady Grace Manly-Prowe (Kerri Foley); the military man Colonel Gillweather (Bobby Hewitt); and the feminist and sage Doctor Grayburn (Terri Burchfield). And of course, there is a budding romance between the sweet and innocent Hope (Hayley Dougherty) and the uninvited stranger Geoffrey (Ali Masswi). Offering her ‘considerable’ powers of deduction is Miss Tweed (Stephanie Rascoe Myers), an artist and Agatha Christie aficionado. “This show is total fun,” says director Kim Mytelka, “it’s silly and clever, musically delightful, with character types you know and love!” Along with an extremely talented cast, “Something’s Afoot” is brought to life by Kim’s dream team: Jennifer Daugherty (Choreographer), Trish Fowzer (Music Director), Allison O’Rourke (Stage Manager), Thomas D. Boone (Set Design), Nancy Dougherty (Costume Design), Lisa Miller (Light Design), and Kevin Daugherty (Construction). Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at 8pm. A Sunday matinee will be performed on April 13th at 2:30pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org. Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is Galveston’s only professional production company that produces year-round. ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556. Upcoming performances are: • May 10th-26th: “The Lone Star Love Potion”
The 24th Annual Grand Kids Festival, Saturday, April 6th
At Galveston Children’s Museum:
Unlock the Power of Play The Galveston Children’s Museum is an Island resource that attracts families and serves the community with fun for children in all areas of education, and offers self-directed activities promoting science, literacy, math, and the arts. It showcases dynamic exhibits targeting a primary focus group of children ages 2-10 and conducts special programming for children of all ages. Exhibits are “Our Town,” “Kid’s Clinic,” “Building Zone,” “A Stroke of Genius,” “Tinker Workshop,” “Explore & Discover,” “Now Starring You,” and “A Room to Grow.” The Galveston Children’s Museum is located at 2618 Broadway St., Galveston. It is open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. For more info go to galvestoncm.org or call (409)572-2544. Upcoming events are: April 11th (4-7 pm): Free Family Fun Night The monthly Free Family Night will be a night of fun for the whole family! Visitors will gain FREE admission 4-7pm. A variety of free activities will be available. April 13th (5-8:30pm)
Fairytale Ball: “Once Upon a Time...Under the Sea” 2019
“Once upon a time…Under the Sea” is a mysterious and enchanting place, and it is also the theme of the Galveston Children’s Museum 2019 Fairytale Ball! On Saturday, April 13th, the 2019 Fairytale Ball will bring the Sea King, his Little Mermaid, and her Prince to life for an evening of festivities that includes special activities for both adult and child. From 5-9:30pm, the grounds of the beautiful Moody Mansion will come alive with the sights and sounds of the sea. The mermaid sisters will keep a watchful eye on the children while parents retreat to the castle to enjoy a grown-up party with delicious food and drink. Back again is the exclusive ‘Tween Ball full of surprises for ages 10 and up. Space is limited for the ‘Tween Ball, so sponsor today to ensure a spot. Rounding out the evening will be the traditional family dance where parents and kids reunite to dance away the remainder of the evening.
At Bryan Museum This Month April 6th (7:30-9:30pm): “Big Texas Fix” Premiere - Join Ashley and Michael Cordray in the Museum’s Grand Library for an exclusive live premiere of the first episode of their new TV show, “Big Texas Fix.” Chat with the Cordrays and enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $15 for members, $25 for non-members. April 21st (9:30am): Easter Egg Hunt at GOFM at Bryan Museum - Time to bust out the bunny ears and Easter baskets for the 5th Annual GOFM Easter Egg Hunt! Come by for
Tickets are on sale now at galvestoncm.org and are $25-$100. Sponsorships are available. Summer Camps Open Registration
Camps scheduled are: June 10th-14th, July 15th-19th: Science Explorers Summer Camp - Get your Einstein on with an extraordinary variety of science topics. FYI, this involves experiencing science ... sinking, erupting, wiggling, attracting, repelling, magnifying, floating, crawling, fading, blocking, shining and changing … all these things and a great many more will be happening this week. June 24th-28th and August 5th-9th: Maker Mania Sumer Camp - Tinkering to create will be the theme. From circuits to automata, campers will design and create a variety of way fun stuff. Tasks will be varied, as will the materials used, so the only thing extra that’s needed is your camper’s imagination to bring it to life. This camp is recommended for ages 7 and up. June 24th-28th and August 5th-9th (ages 4-8) - The Art and Science of Storybooks - Using some classic storybooks, campers will explore the science and art within. Be it the science of color, animals, or paper, they will investigate. Regarding the art, children will learn about the illustrators and explore their work on their own terms. July 22nd-26th: Sewing Summer Camp Girls and Boys alike will enjoy this camp for all levels of experience with sewing. Campers will have flexibility in their projects as they choose from skirts or pillows, bags or stuffies - there will have plenty of options to choose from. Campers will experience machine sewing as well as hand sewing to create their very own items. This camp is recommended for kids 8 and up. Camps are $250 for a full week or $50 per day. two egg hunts in the beautiful spring garden. Tulip the Market Bunny will be available for photos. Face painting by local artist Mel Black will be available too, and live music by Nicole Quinn. The 9:30am hunt is for ages 1-4. The 10am hunt is for ages five and up. The Bryan Museum is located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St. For more info call (409)632-7685 or go to thebryanmuseum.org.
The 24th Annual Grand Kids Festival, celebrating children, families and folk art, is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, 10am-5pm. Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this one-of-a-kind, free family event will take place in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District on Postoffice Street between 20th and 23rd streets. As an event designed to engage families in the arts, the Festival includes a multitude of activities for the young and the young at heart. What you can expect at the festival: three outdoor stages, an indoor stage (inside the historic Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street), a storytelling tent, a petting zoo, inflatables, a variety of food and beverage booths, and over 40 activity booths – all filling the Festival area! New to the Festival this year is Grammy-winning blues artist, Mr. Blue Shoes - Michael Dyson. His highly engaging, multi-sensory live music experience combines blues music, oral history, and life lessons, designed to inspire all ages about music and learning. This year you can find a wire sculptor providing a first-hand experience, enabling Festival goers to create his or her own wire masterpiece. The Festival is also excited to showcase the Crescent Circus acrobatics team from New Orleans and Circus Chickendog from Austin, Texas, two groups you will not want to miss. This year's Festival will feature two performances of Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Snow Queen,” on stage at The Grand, as well as family-friendly performances by student choirs, dance groups, bands, musicians and professional family entertainment - including singer/ author Tom’s Fun Band, storytellers Sue Kuentz and “Singing Zoologist” Lucas Miller, puppeteer Dru Woods, and Margaret Clauder as Sailor Maggie. Galveston’s Grand Kids Festival is recognized as the “largest free art-focused children’s event held on the Gulf Coast.” Come enjoy the fun! Sponsors for the 2019 Festival (to date) include: Jamail Galveston Foundation, Kathrine McGovern, The Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, Ippolito Charitable Foundation, Houston Family Magazine, CenterPoint Energy, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston, as well as many friends of the festival and in-kind donors. For more information about The Grand Kids Festival, visit grandkidsfestival.com, or call (800)821-1894 or (409)765-1894. For vendor information, contact Sarah Piel, Festival Coordinator at email@example.com. The Grand 1894 Opera House, located at 2020 Postoffice in Galveston’s historic Downtown Cultural Arts District, is recognized as “The Official Opera House of the State of Texas.”
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23rd Annual YCF Wild Game BBQ Cook-Off May 10th-11th
May 10th-11th, come to Pier 21, at 21st and Harborside Drive in Galveston, for a “Wild Time” at the 23rd Annual Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cook-off! Proceeds benefit The Yaga’s Children’s Fund, a nonprofit organization that advances the psychological, intellectual, vocational, and physical development of Galveston County’s Children. Everyone is invited to participate, whether with a cooking team or spectator. The competition is an excellent way for backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, fellowship, and food. There will be loads of food, vendors, music, a kid’s play area, silent auction, and a 5K. Run wild with the Yaga’s Children’s Fund Inc. on Saturday, May 11th along the Galveston Seawall. This family-friendly walk/run is a non-competitive event for “Wild Things” of all ages before they head down to Pier 21 for some delicious wild game and free-flowing beverages. Your entry fee includes t-shirt, souvenir event koozie, and a dinner ticket for the 23rd Annual World Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off. Not only is this a great deal, by participating you will help support the moral, psychological, intellectual, vocational and physical development of Galveston County’s Children! The run starts in front of Beerfoot Brewing, 2816 Ave. R 1/2, Galveston. At the festival, the cost is $10 per plate to dine on the main attraction - the annual wild game cook-off - and the food is beyond delicious, with something for every palate. The friendly competition of this competitive cooking event invites backyard chefs to show off their culinary skills. There will be a free fun Kid’s area Saturday, May 11th, 12 noon-5pm sponsored by UTMB Health Pediatrics. Saturday’s event also features live entertainment, free arts and crafts, moonwalks, and a petting zoo; plus vendors selling everything from island and fishing apparel to Hawaiian shaved ice, children’s toys, specialty cigars and more. There will also be a silent auction, face painting, Galveston Ballet dancers, Ball High Tornettes, and Ryan’s RazMaTazz Galveston Dolphin! For more info and tickets go to ycfund.org. It is free to browse the event. There will be food and beverages for sale. Ticket sales are discounted online. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier:
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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, located at 2501 Seawall Blvd., features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, food venues, and retail shops. All events and rides are weather permitting. For more info, tickets, and a full list of events go to pleasurepier.com. For decades, the historic Pleasure Pier served as a tourism catalyst for Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard and the Texas Gulf Coast. More than 40 years after the original Pleasure Pier was destroyed by Hurricane Carla, Landry's has transformed the Pleasure Pier into a world-class amusement park for all ages. Tickets are available for Walk-On only (no rides), Single Rides, All Day Ride Passes, and Weekend Pass for three parks at tickets.pleasurepier.com. • Weekend Adventure Pass – Three Parks – One pass for $39.99 enjoy unlimited visits on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to the Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk and Downtown Aquarium Houston. • April 5th-7th: Landry’s Select Club (LSC) Weekend - LSC members receive buy one get one All Day Ride Pass at regular price ($26.99), and get the 2nd free. Must show valid LSC card. Specials
• April 11th: Homeschool Day - Homeschooled students are invited to come down for a day of educational thrills. Educational tours take place from 12 noon-4pm. • April 12th-14th: Crawfish Crazy Weekend - There will be live Zydeco music and crawfish all weekend. • April 18th-May 31st : Education Days - School groups are invited to a learning adventure. Discover the history and excitement of the Pier in a new way. Advanced registration is required. • April 21st: Easter Celebration - Join for Easter Bunny photos and a Golden Egg Hunt. • May 12th: Mother’s Day - Buy one All Day Ride Pass and Mom gets in free. • May 24th-27th: Memorial Day Weekend – Three Parks – One Pass for $49.99 enjoy unlimited visits on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday to the Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk and Downtown Aquarium Houston.
The Grand 1894 Opera House:
Pink Martini & Legendary Jerry Jeff Walker on Stage The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
Friday, April 12th (8pm)
Pink Martini’s cheeky name is no accident. It speaks to the fizzy spirit and breezy sophistication that this 11-member orchestra, decked out in natty suits and colorful dresses, brings to its musicmaking. Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North and South America. Mixing original songs and classic hits, the popular ensemble revels in a hybrid, throwback style that mixes pop, jazz, classical and world music. Tickets are $35-$88.
Jerry Jeff Walker
Saturday, April 20th (8pm)
The combination of sensitivity and vulnerability, road-worn adventure, and folk singer defiance that Jerry Jeff Walker has brought to Texas music is legendary. As he celebrates his 76th birthday and the 50th anniversary of “Mr. Bojangles,” his greatest musical milestone, Jerry Jeff is a little beat up but still ridin’ high. He is a weathered titan out of a Larry McMurtry novel, the “Sam the Lion” of Texas music. Get ready for a memorable evening, filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun! Tickets are $75-$110.
Saturday, April 27th (3pm and 8pm)
This Tony Award®-winning Best Musical is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. Spamalot is the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they seek the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are raving about Spamalot. Tickets are $25-$88.
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour May 4th (8pm)
Celebrating his 63rd year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history. Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and “Misty,” Mathis has recorded close to 80 albums including 6 Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career, he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts. He has received five Grammy Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Tickets are $55-$200.
Thursday, June 13th (8pm)
“Kinky Boots” is the winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony®, the Grammy® and London’s Olivier Award®. Based on true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think! This unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. Featuring 16 original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Tony-winning theater legend Harvey Fierstein, this joyous sensation “struts its stuff with sparkles, stilettos, and heart!” (Sydney Morning Herald). Tickets are $38-$88. Upcoming Concerts: • Friday-Saturday, June 28th (8pm) and June 29th (4pm): Jeanne Robertson, The Rocking Humor Tour • Friday, July 5th (8pm): Robert Earl Keen and Tyler Childers • Friday-Sunday, July 12th (8pm) and July 13th (3pm and 8pm) and Sunday, July 14th (3pm): “Menopause the Musical” • Saturday, August 10th (2pm and 8pm): Jaston Williams: “Don’t Blame the Car!”
Free Family Fun at Saengerfest Park:
“My Fair Lady” and Dem Roots on Stage Downtown With beautiful weather and longer days, families are spending more and more time outdoors. Saengerfest Park, located in the heart of Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find free family-friendly fun. Saengerfest Park is a small, square park located on the corner of 23rd St. and The Strand in Galveston’s Historic Strand District. Saengerfest Park is known for having a large, playable chess set, a large compass that can be used as a seat, a colorful iconic Galveston wall mural, a huge beach chair offering photo opportunities, wooden benches, an old-fashioned London-style phone booth, and a stage used for festivals, movies, and concerts. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies the first Saturday of each month beginning just after dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to set up a blanket or chair. Scheduled movies are: • April 6th: “My Fair Lady” (1964) • May 4th: “A Wrinkle in Time” (2018) • June 1st: “Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (1971) • July 6th: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” At Moody Gardens This Month:
Easter in the Gardens with the Easter Bunny Easter is always a big event at Moody Gardens. Enjoy the holiday festivities with the kids, and take in all of the Moody Gardens attractions. Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com. Palm Beach is closed for the season and will reopen in May 2019. Upcoming events are:
Easter Weekend Fun
Saturday, April 20th (9am-10:30am): Breakfast with a Bunny - Come get into the Easter spirit and enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The festivities will include breakfast, train rides, one Easter treat bag per child, and face painting. Create family memories with Easter Bunny photos, available to purchase ($8 for members, $16 for non-members). The Breakfast is $30 per adult, $20 per child (ages 5-12) for non-members; and $25 per adult, $15 per child (ages 5-12) for members. Sunday, April 21st (11am-4pm): Easter Buffet at The Garden Restaurant - Come out for a great luxurious buffet! Tickets are $32.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors, and $15.95 for children ages 5-12. Reservations are recommended, but not required. To make a reservation, please call (409)683-4238. Sunday, April 21st (11am-2:30pm): Easter Buffet at Moody Gardens Hotel - This annual buffet is known around the island for its variety and deliciousness. Tickets are $59 for adults, $49 for seniors, and $29 for children 4-12. Children 3 years and younger eat for free. To make a reservation, please call (409)683-4466. Sunday, April 21st (varies): Easter in the Gardens - Come out for an epic Easter Egg Hunt that is free to the public. Children 9 years old and younger are invited to explore the Oleander Bowl in pursuit of eggs and treats at the annual Easter Egg Hunt. In addition to all of the fun and excitement outdoors, Easter Buffet feasts will be available at both the Garden Restaurant and the Moody Gardens Hotel on Easter Sunday for a cost. Egg Hunt #1 is at 11am for ages 2-3; 11:30am for ages 4-5. 12 noon, ages 6-7 can play, and 12:30pm ages 8-9 will have a go at it. Egg Hunt #2 is at 1:30pm for ages 2-3; 2pm for ages 4-5. 2:30pm ages 6-7 can play, and 3pm ages 8-9 will have a go at it. Photos with the Easter Bunny will be held Sunday, April 21st in the Garden Lobby, 11am3pm. Easter in the Gardens features a variety of
• August 3rd: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (2018) • September 7th: “Tommy Boy” (1995) • October 5th: “Goosebumps” (2015) Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month, 6-9pm. These free concerts are a great family-fun event. Dancing is highly encouraged. Concerts scheduled are: • April 13th: Dem Roots (Reggae) • April 27th: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) • May 11th: Sonic Seduction (Radio hits) • June 8th: John Evans Band (Rock, Country, Blues) • July 13th: Sarah Grace and the Soul (Blues, R&B) • August 10th: Donovan Keith (Soul) • September 14th: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) • October 12th: 30i (Rock) These events are presented by Mitchell Historic Properties and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more info go to galveston. com/saengerfestpark. free activities including face painting and a chance to meet and take a photo with the Easter Bunny when he hops by to join in the fun. The My First Easter photo opportunity will also be open to children 1 year old and younger.
Daily (2pm): Colonel Paddlewheel Boat - Live the high-life on an hour-long cruise aboard a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. Dinner and private cruises are available for groups of 65 or more. Cruise times subject to change due to weather conditions. Please call (409)683-4200 to check schedule status. Dinner Cruises Aboard Colonel Paddlewheel Boat - Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, dancing and cash bar. Boarding begins at 7pm and cruise departs at 8pm. Cost is $65 per person and $55 for kids ages 4-12. Reservations are required by Wednesday at (409)683-4419. Go to moodygardens.com for scheduled dinner cruises. Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95). Senior Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid. Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens - Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all the exhibits for half-off per person. Explore the depth of the Aquarium Pyramid, see if you can find both sloths in the Rainforest Pyramid, and enjoy a 3D and 4D movie. Saturdays and Sundays (1pm): Penguin Encounter - The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit. Tickets are Monday-Friday $55 per person, and Saturday-Sunday $75 per person. June 1st-August 11th, tours will be at 1pm and 3pm. The Seal and Penguin Experience Package Experience what it’s like to be a keeper at the South Atlantic and North Pacific exhibits for a day. Participants will experience what it is like to take care of the penguins and seals that call Moody Gardens their home in this 4-hour behind the scenes adventure. Please contact (409)6834102 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Cost is $250 per person.
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Galveston Naval Museum:
Hands-On History Work Days There’s a lot going on at the Galveston Naval Museum this month. When you visit the Galveston Naval Museum, you will be immersed in the National Heritage. Explore these historic WWII vessels on a self-guided tour or with one of the veteran tour guides. Capture the experience as a predator patrolling underwater in the Pacific, or as the protector of Allied forces in the North Atlantic. Gain a unique memory of being on the USS Cavalla, a World War II submarine that sank a Japanese aircraft carrier involved in the Pearl Harbor attacks; or the USS Stewart, the only Edsall-class destroyer escort preserved in the United States.
Plankowners’ Sailabration Returns Galveston Historical Foundation Events: Elissa Day Sails, Home Tours and To Texas Seaport Museum In Conjunction With Annual Day Sails Tons More Palace Of The Official Tall Ship Of Texas Bishop’s Tours
2019 sees the Official Tall Ship of Texas, the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, return to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for her annual day sail series. In conjunction with this year’s sailing, Galveston Historical Foundation is inviting the public to join them Executive Director’s Exclusive Tours at their Texas Seaport Memorial Day, as a formal holiday, is an American commemoraMuseum on Pier 22 in Galveston from 6-9pm on Saturday, April 6th, tion. It is celebrated to remember military service members who have for their annual Plankowners’ Sailabration. died in the line of duty. Executive Director Tours will be held for free Tickets are $100 per person and include heavy hors-d’oeuvres, May 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th at 1pm. This is a behind the scenes tour of complimentary craft beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, wine, the USS Stewart DE-238 and USS Cavalla SS-244. During the Execu- a specialty cocktail, incredible auction items, live music from local tive Director Tour, you’ll hear how the ship and submarine at Seawolf favorites Harbors Over Highways, and more. Purchase tickets at galPark participated at significant milestones in World War II history. vestonhistory.org. They will open spaces usually locked during business hours to reveal “Plankowners is our traditional fundraiser to support the ongoing how sailors in our World War II lived and worked onboard the ship restoration and maintenance of the historic sailing ship ELISSA,” and submarine. The Executive Director Tour is a 3 to 4-hour tour lim- explains GHF Executive Director Dwayne Jones. “For almost thirty ited to one group of 10 people. This tour is intended for World War II years, we have hosted friends and supporters of the tall ship in this History enthusiasts. annual event. It’s fun with great food and a magnificent project that keeps maritime history alive in Galveston. Join us and raise a toast in Hands-On History Work Day May 1st-8th Volunteers are being accepted to help in the restoration of the USS salute of ELISSA!” As one of the oldest continuously sailed vessels in the world, Stewart and the USS Cavalla at the Galveston Naval Museum, Seawolf Park, Galveston Texas. Spend time on vessels that saw action in WWII the annual day sails and Plankowners’ Sailabration keep her where she works best, with her sails down, sailing in the Gulf waters. and served America through the Vietnam conflict. Of the 85 Edsall 100% of the proceeds benefit ELISSA and the many educational and Class Destroyer Escorts built in Texas shipyards during World War training programs of the Texas Seaport Museum. The Plankowners’ II, only the USS Stewart, DE-238 remains in North America. Sign up now for the Spring Ship Restoration Week, for a few days or the whole Sailabration also offers the public the opportunity to join the week. They have the best free food in the restoration fleet, and you Plankowners’ II Syndicate. By joining ELISSA’s Plankowners’ II Syndican berth in a historic ship free. Your travel (auto, airline, train, bus, cate with the purchase of a plank, you can earn your place in the hisetc.), meal expenses, and any hotel/motel expenses are deductible as tory of the ship. Each plank donation will be honored with the pura charitable donation on your 2019 income taxes. Only 35 volunteers chaser’s name recorded and displayed on ELISSA’s Plankowners’ II are accepted. Register at galvestonnavalmuseum.com. Honor Board for posterity. More Info
The Galveston Naval Museum is located at 100 Seawolf Blvd., Galveston. For more info go to galvestonnavalmuseum.com or call (409)770-3196.
Galveston Trolley’s Spring Hours
Getting around on the island is easier than ever these days, and what better way to do so than to ride one of Galveston Rubber Wheel Trolleys! Until Memorial Day, the hours of operation for the Galveston Rubber Wheel Trolleys (“Galveston Trolleys”) are 11am-7pm Monday-Thursday, and 10am-10pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Summer hours (after Memorial Day) are 10am-10pm daily. The fee to ride is $1 for adults, and minors who are accompanied by adults can ride for free. Riders will need to bring exact change to place in the fare box; drivers do not have the ability to make change. The trolleys pass each stop on the trolley route every 30 minutes. You can jump on or jump off anywhere along the routes. Stops will take you from Stewart Beach along the Seawall to Moody Gardens as well as down 25th Street to numerous stops throughout Downtown. Those interested in utilizing the service can go to galvestontrolley. com for a complete list of stops.
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Spring Giving Opportunities This spring, you can make a difference in a variety of ways. Check out these upcoming events: April 5th (4-6pm): Kendra Scott Trunk Show Benefiting Lemonade Day in Galveston County - Lemonade Day helps prepare youth for life through fun, proactive, and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship. The Lemonade Day program teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their own business through a lemonade stand. This will be held at Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. For more info go to facebook.com/ events/2098920556829479. April 13th (4pm): Claws For A Cause - Classic Auto Group Galveston would like to invite everyone out to Classic Auto Group Galveston’s Claws for a Cause Crawfish Boil and Dance Party benefiting Texas EquuSearch Non Profit Search & Recovery. There will be crawfish, dancing, a silent auction and so much more, all for an amazing cause! It’s going to be an amazing day! Classic Auto Group is located at 8020 Broadway, Galveston. April 27th (10am-1pm): Build a Stand, Spark a Dream and Best Lemonade Tasting Contest - As part of Galveston Lemonade Day
The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J. Available Daily (11am-5pm): Bishop’s Palace Audio Tours - Powered by Acoustiguide, this Audio Tour allows visitors to see historical images not seen by previous tours on a handheld high-resolution screen. Tickets are $6-$11. April 6th, 20th (11am-12:30pm): Basement to Attic Tour Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. April 19th (7pm), May 18th, September 13th (8pm): Full Moon Tours - Experience Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light, the moonlight, on their upcoming Full Moon Tour. This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this architectural gem takes on a completely different look in the moonlight. May 19th, June 9th (2pm) Victorian Tea at the Bishop’s Palace Enjoy a special guided tour of the 1892 Bishop's Palace complete with a specialty tea and light snacks. Tickets are $30. Other Events
May 12th (9am): Mother’s Day Brunch - Enjoy a hearty brunch, music and more in Menard Hall, then take a tour of Galveston’s oldest residence, the 1838 Menard House! This Galveston Historic Homes Tour event will also include a ticket to the 45th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour and always sells out. Tickets are $70. This will be held at Menard Hall, 3302 Avenue O. preparations, come out to Village Hardware, 6627 Stewart Rd., Galveston and “Build a Stand.” Kits will be available for registered young entrepreneurs to purchase for $19.99. Volunteers will be on site to assist youth in assembling their stand. Participants should make arrangements to move their stands off-site after construction. Also, you can get a headstart on your best lemonade with the “Best Tasting Contest.” Do you think your lemonade is a cut above everyone else’s? Participate in the 2019 Lemonade Day Galveston County Best Tasting Contest right after the Build A Stand, Spark A Dream event. All interested participants should arrive by 10am to register. Bring one gallon of your lemonade in an unmarked, disposable container. Winners with the best tasting lemonade will receive a trophy and certificate to celebrate their product and the creativity that went into developing it. For more info, contact Gina Spagnola at email@example.com or call (409)763-5326.
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Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s incredible architectural history through public tours of privately-owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Tours will be held on May 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th from 10am- 6pm. Tickets are available online at galvestonhistory.org for non-members at $30 until May 1st, and then for $35 until May 12th. Members of Galveston Historical Foundation can purchase specially priced $25 tickets by calling (409)7653405 or by visiting any of GHF’s retail locations.
Peter Nielson, a Danish-born merchant tailor, built this two-story brick house with details inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement for use as his private residence. A year after construction, Nielson died suddenly. His widow, Augusta, maintained the residence until 1929, when she moved to Houston to live with family.
2019 Homes on Tour August Roemer Tenant House, built 1873: 1416 Sealy
August Roemer built this one-and-one-halfstory Gulf Coast cottage with triple dormers in 1873 for use as rental property. The center-hall house features a notable entry with double doors and transom, turned balusters, and square porch columns. Roemer sold the house in 1879 to Julius and Elizabeth Ruhl, who used it as tenant property and a residence for extended family. James and Amelia Byrnes House, built c.1881: Rehabilitation in Progress House: 2113 Ball Street
In 1883, paving and roofing contractor James Byrnes purchased this lot with an existing building. Byrnes “improved” the house in 1884, 1885, 1886 and 1895. Located adjacent to Galveston’s business district, the Byrnes House was used as an example of urban decay in 1969 during a city referendum on urban renewal. The current owners purchased the house in 2013 and began rehabilitation of the property. Conrad and Henrike House, built 1887: 1807 Avenue L
Conrad Lenz built this center-hall, side-gable house with double dormers for use as his family residence. He and his wife, Henrike Pruessner, both emigrated from Germany to Galveston where they were married at First Lutheran Church. Lenz, a butcher, operated a shop and smokehouse next door, on the corner of 18th Street. Allen and Lulu Cameron House, built 1891: 1126 Church Street
English born architect Henry Collier Cooke of the firm Bourgeois Nitchner & Cooke designed this two-story Victorian house for merchant Allen Cameron and his new bride, Lulu Aschoff. The house boasts an asymmetrical façade with double wraparound galleries separated by a patterned shingle skirt, a decorative balustrade, and a widow’s walk. Lucas Terrace, built 1901-1908: 1407 Broadway
Brick mason and English immigrant Thomas Lucas erected this complex using salvaged bricks from his apartment building at 6th and Broadway destroyed by the 1900 Storm. Constructed between 1901 and 1908, Lucas Terrace features
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Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-12 midnight, Saturday 12 noon-12 midnight, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000 or go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.
Iacopo Niccolai Tenant House, built 1922: 2416 38th Street
Italian immigrant carpenter, Iacopo Niccolai, relocated this fiveroom bungalow, along with eleven others, in March 1938. Originally on 15th Street, Niccolai concentrated the twelve properties within the 2400 block of 38th Street, which he called “Niccolai Subdivision.” Niccolai utilized the block as rental property until his death in 1947. Peter and Anna Serini House, built 1903, rebuilt 1923: 1810 Avenue N ½
Alexander McLellan, a Canadian immigrant and a foreman for Southwestern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company, moved to Galveston after the 1900 Storm. In 1902, he purchased this vacant lot, and in 1903 relocated an “old” house there. In 1913, Peter and Anna Serini purchased the property. The Serinis rebuilt the house in 1923, using “part old material,” according to the property’s original 1903 insurance record.
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This year’s Galveston Historic Homes Tour will partner with Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest for their annual member’s competition, show, and sale featuring 44-juried artists. These artists will record history across the island in the form of paintings created during the tour. A public sale of the art will be open on Saturday, May 11th from 9am-6pm,. and Sunday, May 12th from 9am3pm at the 1859 Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway. May 4th, 5th, and 11th (8am): Bishop’s Breakfast
The 1892 Bishop’s Palace will open its doors for an exclusive breakfast in the main dining room. Ticket holders will have breakfast at the main table in the dining room of the National Historic Landmark and receive a complimentary audio tour of the house. Tickets are $85 and includes a Homes Tour ticket. May 3th & 10th (7pm): History on Tap Dinners
Enjoy a specially created dinner, cooked by an award-winning chef, in a Homes Tour home. Homes featured will be the c.1881 James and Amelia Byrnes House and the 1903 Peter and Anna Serini House. Homeowners will lead you on an exclusive tour of the property while you enjoy a one of a kind evening in historic Galveston! Tickets are
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$150 per person and includes a Homes Tour ticket. May 4th (6pm): Hendley Row Return
GHF will officially reopen its administrative offices at 2002 Strand with a celebration featuring hors d’oeuvre and drinks in their new office space, a seated dinner in Hendley Green, and after dinner music and dessert in the downtown green space. The event will also highlight the work done by countless supporters, past presidents, staff, and more, including special guest: the first executive director, Peter Brink. Join #galvestonhistory as they re-establish a presence in the Strand National Historic Landmark District! Tickets are $150 per person and includes a Homes Tour ticket. May 5th (2pm): Post-Modern Lecture
Join #galvestonhistory as they host an in-depth discussion on Post-Modernist architecture in Galveston. Held at the Texas Seaport Museum, this event will feature presentations from William Whitaker, Curator of The Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Kathryn O’Rourke, Historian of Modern Architecture at Trinity University. Noted author Ellen Beasley and past GHF Executive Director Peter Brink will also offer comment. Tickets are $40 per person and does not include Homes Tour ticket. May 11th (5pm): Cajun Crawfish Celebration at The Depot on Market
Take a well-deserved break from a day of touring with an authentic Gulf Coast experience. This new addition to the 45th annual tour features fresh-cooked crawfish and sides, cold refreshments, and authentic Cajun music from noted musicians Chansons et Soûlards, all in Galveston Historical Foundation’s 1904 G, H & H Railroad Depot. Tickets are $45 per person and does not include a Homes Tour ticket. May 12th (9am): Mother’s Day Jazz Breakfast at the 1838 Menard House Complex
Celebrate mom with this breakfast and tour. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, door prizes, flowers and more in Menard Hall, then take a tour of Galveston’s oldest residence, the 1838 Menard House! Tickets are $70 per person and includes a Homes Tour ticket. For more info contact (409)765-3424 or visit galvestonhistory.org.
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Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30 minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse. April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, August 3rd (12 noon): Yoga at the Brewery - Swing into the brewery on the first Saturday of the month and enjoy a free yoga class brought to you by Melody Van Kay from Island Salt Air Hot Yoga. Sip on a pint, or save your taste buds for after class, as you flow through a 45-minute Vinyasa yoga class. The class will be held in the yard area. Free of charge. April 26th (4-11pm): 2019 GIB Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown Tiki & Tails Beer Garden at Tin Cup’s Caddyshack Come out for an all you can eat shrimp boil, plus all you can eat crawfish with a crawfish cook-off! There will be great Louisiana Zydeco music and tons of fun for the whole family as well as food trucks, NOLA desserts, and Oysters on a half shell. Remember to always let the good times roll! Tin Cup’s Caddyshack is located at 9020 Stewart Rd. For more info go to facebook.com/tincupscaddysahck (this web address is not a typo). Pre-sale tickets are $20 and available only in the Tap Room. May 4th (8am): Galveston Island Brewing Co. 5K Beer Run - Come out for this fun event benefiting Galveston Island Humane Society. This is event #3 in the Run in Texas 5K 6-Pack Series. It is walker friendly and starts and finishes at Galveston Island Brewing Company. Run a well supported, well-staffed 5K on a fast and flat course on the Seawall beside the Gulf of Mexico. There will be a post-race party with food trucks, and four 8-ounce beer tastings in finisher glass is included. All runners will receive a finisher pint glass and tech shirt. To register, go to runintexas. com. Early registration lasts until April 4th. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Every Sunday (10am): Yoga Classes - There are yoga classes available every Sunday at the market. These classes are led by local yoga teachers. All classes are free to attend and anyone is welcome. April 7th, May 5th (9am-12 noon): Adopt a Friend - GOFM is happy to announce a new GOFM partnership with the wonderful folks (and critters) from Galveston Island Humane Society! Every 1st Sunday, GIHS is offering $25 adoptions at the market and a selection of pets to cuddle. All pets are fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to go to their forever home with you. There are dogs, cats and the occasional surprise pet! April 14th and 28th (9am-12 noon): The Friends of Rosenberg Library Book Sale & Give-Away takes place. Come to peruse the books or just get a free kids’ book to take home. The Friends curate special selections each month of nature, cooking, and science-related books, and you’ll also find plenty of fiction, children’s literature, and general book goodness. April 16th (12 noon): Learn to Cook with WIC - This free cooking class is led by Chef Mary Bass. Students can eat a fresh meal for lunch, gain cooking knowledge, and create a recipe based on average monthly WIC benefits. RSVP to (409)9387221. Children and babies are welcome. April 21st (9:30am): Egg Hunts at The Bryan Museum - Join the fun for two egg hunts in the beautiful spring garden! There are two treasure eggs that win you a market goodies basket! Times will be 9:30am for ages 1-4, and 10am ages 5 and up. This is free to attend.
A Local Love of All Things Good By Terry Card, Photographed by Fran Card
As most people are aware, Americans eat very different today from the way they ate just a generation ago. Consumer preference and advertising are now directed towards healthy eating. Mom and Pop stores, as well as large corporate food outlets and distributors, are finding that the products they sell have to address this new phenomenon, or they could go out of business. Of course, more than food alone goes into a healthy lifestyle. More people are exercising and discussing online their increasing concern with everything they put into their bodies, and do to their bodies. And the brain has specific health needs, as well as the rest of the body. A deep concern of many consumers is the chemicals used in creating, preserving, and growing food. This is starting to be addressed by large corporations, but they can only go so far. McDonald’s, for example, has changed many items in its menu to reflect the emphasis on this new way of living, but McDonald’s is still a fast food outlet! Many in the new generation – this goes for the older generation as well - are demanding fresh and locally-grown food when they eat at home, when they go out to eat, and when they shop. Luckily for us here in Galveston, we have Galveston’s Own Farmers Market providing us with quality locally grown and prepared food. The Market is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2012. It has now found a home in the parking area, appropriately surrounded by greenery, behind The Bryan Museum, located at 1315 21st Street. Every Thursday 3-6pm, and Sunday 9am-1pm, vendors display their wares. A local guitarist creates a pleasant atmosphere for those wandering through the market. Galveston’s Own Farmers Market’s mission is to provide local fresh food and products to the community. The hope is to increase public awareness of the excellent local products available, and at the same time strengthening the local economy by providing vendors with a convenient and inexpensive venue for displaying and selling their goods. Casey McAuliffe, the Executive Director of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, occupies the only paid position at the present time. The other directors are volunteers. Although the Market is in the process of hiring a Market Manager, often a volunteer Director, such as Dustin Henry, will act as marketing manager until a new manager can be hired and trained. Dustin holds a regular job in the City Planning Office, but he nevertheless took on the job of being greeter at the entrance, and has had to contact the vendors for the day’s market, provide them with the location of their tent, help with tent set-up if necessary, and inform the public through email and newsletter who the vendors for the day would be. These will be the duties of the new Marketing Manager. In addition to the guitarist and the vendors, there are also Community Partners for each of the market events, e.g. the Humane Society or the Ministry of the 7th Day Adventists, who have their own tent, and provide a location where people can sample different products being sold by that day’s vendors. Two of the many vendors at the market demonstrate the diversity of the locally grown product offered. The people behind Moon Dog Farms cultivate 11 acres on their farm in Santa Fe. Moon Dog is owned by Casey McAuliffe and Alex McPhail. They began their farm in January 2013 after graduating from Southwestern University. To learn about hands-on farming, they farmed their way from New York to North Carolina before returning to Texas. Helping with the farm work and representing them at the Farmers Market were Ashley and Danny Richardson. They got into the lifestyle because it is different and healthy and offers them an opportunity to work on their own. The work is hard because the clay soil must be turned 14 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
9th Annual Rotary Crawfish Boil Set For Sunday, April 14th At Moody Gardens over constantly, requiring a lot of full time attention. Local farming proceeds from a love of natural farming as opposed to productive farming, so to supplement their lifestyle, Casey works as the Director of the Galveston’s Own Farmers Market and Alex is an independent filmmaker in Austin. Alex and Casey, through Moon Dog Farms, want to sell the produce, vegetables, fruit, and flowers they grow to provide quality fresh food for those who do not have extra expendable income. Galveston’s Own Farmers Market also provides them with an opportunity to participate in a market that is a community hub. About 90% of their customers are locals, while the other 10% are made up of cruise passengers and visitors to the Bryan Museum. My Spicy Hot Wife Pepper and Jams is easy to spot amongst the vendor’s tents. Owner Timothy Glover wears a bright red hot pepper hat, while his wife and partner Natalie prepares samples for potential customers to try. Their business started because Tim loves hot food. He also loves quality hot food, so for many years, he has been growing his own peppers in the backyard of their League City home. However, at the end of each growing season, he had so many peppers left over that they were just being thrown away. It was Natalie who decided that this was a waste. She began experimenting with producing a pepper jelly using only fresh ingredients that were full of flavor. After many unsuccessful attempts, she finally nailed it! At their vendor tent, they had on display, ten different samples of jelly on crackers with cream cheese. They were set out with the hottest at one end and the mildest at the other. The hottest is made with the Carolina Reaper Pepper. which is hotter than Habanero and hotter than Jalapeno! On display for customers to taste were: Carolina Reaper, Pineapple Habanero, Blackberry Habanero, Strawberry Jalapeno, Slamming Jalapeno, Peach Pepper, Sweetness from Hell, Spicy Apple Pie, Anytime Margarita, and Strawberry jam. Tim recommends starting at the mild end with strawberry jam because you will not taste anything after trying the Carolina Reaper! Judging from the pedestrian traffic flow into and out of the market, Galvestonians realize that Galveston Own Farmers Market is a wonderfully unique venue. For more information on Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, call Casey McAuliffe at (832)8191561 or email at email@example.com.
For the past 106 years, the Rotary Club of Galveston has subscribed to the motto “Service Above Self.” And again this year, to raise monies that will directly benefit the Galveston community’s many vital humanitarian and educational projects and programs, the Club will host its 9th Annual Rotary Club of Galveston Crawfish Boil on Sunday, April 14th. Presented by the Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund, this fun, family event will take place at Moody Gardens 12 noon-4pm, under the Big White Tent behind the Discovery Pyramid. You can look forward to a delightful afternoon of good food, live Zydeco music, and the fellowship of family and friends. The Lighthouse Charity Cooking Team will be back - under the direction of Scott Gordon and his talented crew - preparing a superb plate of Cajunspicy crawfish, potatoes, onions, and fresh corn on the cob. Also again this year, attendees can opt for specially-seasoned hot, boiled shrimp if preferred. Other popular options to round out the menu include Lighthouse Dogs and barbeque beefstuffed potato. Beverages will include ice-cold beer, soft drinks, and bottled water. Crawfish or Shrimp plate tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at galvestonchamber.com or by calling the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce at (409)763-5326. There is no admission charge to attend. For the past eight years, attendees have enjoyed live Zydeco music, and rest assured this tradition will continue as the very popular Mustang and his Two-Steppin’ Zydeco Band will return by popular demand and perform throughout the afternoon. Another crowd favorite at this fun family event is the Zydeco Dance Contest, and the competition will culminate with the crowning of the festival’s Zydeco Dance King or Dance Queen. In addition to being “crowned,” valuable prizes will be awarded to the winning King or Queen, as well as to winners in each category. The “Children’s Crawfish Eating Contest,” great raffles, the popular “Mud Bug Bounce” (aka Moon Walk), and more will round out the afternoon’s activities for families and their children. For additional info call (409)939-1224.
April 12th-14th: Crawfish Crazy Weekend on Pleasure Pier - Join the fun this weekend on Pleasure Pier with crawfish, live music, and Zydeco Music. For more info, tickets, and a list of events go to pleasurepier.com. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is located at 2501 Seawall Blvd. April 13th (4pm): Claws For A Cause - Classic Auto Group Galveston would like to invite everyone out to Classic Auto Group Galveston’s Claws for a Cause Crawfish Boil and Dance Party benefiting Texas EquuSearch Non Profit Search & Recovery. There will be crawfish, there will be dancing, a silent auction and so much more, all for an amazing cause! It’s going to be an amazing day! Classic Auto Group is located at 8020 Broadway, Galveston. April 19th-21st: Rabbit Roast at The Oaks Garden - Rabbit Roast is the new version of an old favorite Bunny Roast. This will be a fun-filled weekend including a cook-off with proceeds going to the Galveston Humane Society. Categories, rules, and details will be posted. This will be held at The Oaks, located at 12410 Stewart Rd., Galveston. More info is at facebook.com/ events/317160175539975. April 26th (4-11pm): 2019 Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown Tiki & Tails Beer Garden at Tin Cup’s Caddyshack - Come out for an all you can eat shrimp boil, plus all you can eat crawfish with a crawfish cook-off! There will be great Louisiana Zydeco music and tons of fun for the whole family as well as food trucks, NOLA desserts, and oysters on a half shell. Remember to always let the good times roll! Tin Cup’s Caddyshack is located at 9020 Stewart Rd. on the west end of the island. For more info go to facebook.com/ tincupscaddysahck (this is not a typo). Pre-sale tickets are $20 and available only in person in the Tap Room. April 26th-27th: 10th Annual Galveston Island Wine Festival - Last year’s event included wines from 30 vineyards and this year, the event expects to surpass those numbers. Pour into bliss this April and join in for a special springtime event with delectable wines and live musical entertainment by Roxy Roca. Events in conjunction with the festival are Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Premium Wine Tasting, and The Grand Tasting. A portion of the proceeds benefits Galveston College Culinary Arts, Alvin Community College Culinary Arts, and The Galveston County Resource and Crisis Center. For more info go to galvestonislandwinefestival.com. April 28th (11am-2pm): Sunday Brunch featuring Houston Chef Lance Fegen - To celebrate the Galveston Island Wine Festival, Hotel Galvez & Spa is featuring special menu items created by Chef Lance Fegen of F.E.E.D. TX Restaurant Group in Houston. Fegen, culinary director and managing partner of three Liberty Kitchen locations, is an avid surfer and world traveler whose experiences are often reflected in the food he designs. Hotel Galvez’s Sunday brunch weekly offerings include an assortment of bread, fruits, cheeses, salads, various entrees, a carving station, fresh seafood, pasta bar, madeto-order omelets, custom waffle bar, and an awe-inspiring display of desserts as well as the choice of champagne or mimosas. For reservations, please call (409)765-7721. May 3rd and 10th (7pm): History on Tap Dinner - Great food has graced these tables before, but never quite like this as Galveston Historical Foundation’s 45th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour offers select seats to a special Friday evening History on Tap dinner. Reservation comes with a complimentary Homes Tour ticket and can be made at facebook.com/ events/258879721697334. May 4th-5th and May 11th (8am): Bishop’s Breakfast: Galveston Historical Foundation - Kick off your Galveston Historic Homes Tour day with a specially created breakfast, served at the Gresham House dining room table. This new Homes Tour offering includes a complimentary post-breakfast audio tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace and a ticket for the 45th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. The breakfasts will be helmed by local chef Bailey Glover. Upcoming Foodie Festivals
• May 10th-12th: Texas Crab Festival, Crystal Beach • May 10th-11th: 22nd Annual Yaga’s Children’s Fund Wild Game Cook-Off • July 13th: Old Smokey Throwdown VII
Galveston Bookshop Book Signings This Month
suit, is pulled from Galveston Bay by a local shrimp boat. The victim had a briefcase full of money attached to his wrist. Smith teams up with Maggie Stosselberg, the Galveston Deputy Director, to solve the murder. Houston, Galveston, and Kemah provide the setting for the action as the many complications unfold. William Warren lives in Pearland with his wife. Saturday, April 27th (1-3pm): “Texas Singularities: Prairie Dog Lawyers, Peg Leg Stage Robberies & Mysterious Malakoff Men” by Clay Coppedge
Saturday, April 6th (2-4pm): “In the Heart of Texas But Not Yet at Home” by Barbara Ortwein
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for returning author Barbara Ortwein with her book, “In the Heart of Texas But Not Yet at Home,” the second book in her series of historical novels covering the immigration of the Germans to Texas. In search of political and personal freedom, self-determination, and their own land, thousands of Germans started to settle in the wilderness of Southwest Texas in the mid-1800’s. Among these settlers are the Hessians Karl Engelbach and his son Johann, forced to flee Germany in 1844. Though the work is difficult, the Germans do well at first. Aided by an unlikely alliance with the Comanches, they manage to tame parts of the Texas Hill Country. Their cities of Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Boerne and Comfort become centers of civilization and culture in the former wilderness. After the secession of Texas and the onset of the Civil War, they were in danger of losing all they had worked for. Most of the settlers were Union supporters, a position which would initiate serious difficulties for their community. A thrilling continuation of her first novel, “Between Worlds, Never to Return,” this second installment continues the story of the Engelbachs and the integration of the Germans into Texas, and the great conflict that arose for them during the American Civil War. Saturday, April 13th (2-4pm): “Murder on Galveston Bay” by William Warren
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing with author William Warren and his locally set thriller. When the largest chemical manufacturing company in the U.S. moves from the Houston/Galveston area to Mexico, the people left behind are jobless and angry. Appleton Smith, award-winning, investigative reporter for Houston’s largest daily newspaper, is on the scene when a body, dressed in a business
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for author Clay Coppedge presenting his new collection of Texas tales, covering the sort of historical events that would be unbelievable if they hadn’t happened right here in the Lone Star State. Texas, that most singular of states, conceals an entire parade of peculiar events and exceptional people in the back pages of its history books. A Lone Star man once (and only once) tried to bulldog a steer from an airplane. One small Texas town was attacked by the Japanese, while another was “liberated” from America during the Cold War. Texan career choices include goat gland doctor, rubbing doctor, striking cowboy, and singing cowboy, not to mention swatter, tangler and dunker. From gunslinger Sally Skull to would-be rainmaker R.G. Dyrenforth, Clay Coppedge collects the distinctive odds and ends of Texan lore. April 13th (4-6pm)
“Sea of Mud: The Retreat of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto, an Archaeological Investigation” Join archaeologist, historian, and author Dr. Gregg Dimmick to uncover the forgotten stories of the Battle of San Jacinto’s aftermath. The history of the Texas Revolution will never be viewed the same again. The Bryan Museum is located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St. Set in an exquisite Renaissance Revival-style building surrounded by beautiful landscaping in a historic neighborhood, The Bryan Museum is an oasis in the heart of Galveston. On regular tours, you will be guided through all of the permanent galleries where you will learn about the history of the West, the collection, and the historic building. Tours are given (no reservations needed) at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Tours are included in the price of the museum admission at no additional cost.
Every Wednesday-Saturday (7pm)
Red Light District Tour with Kimber Fountain, Author of “Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line”
From the author of the book comes a wonderful tour and a riveting journey through the forgotten parts of Downtown Galveston that were once bustling with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love. Join renowned author and speaker Kimber Fountain as she brings to life the tales - both tragic and triumphant - of Galveston’s historic Red Light District. Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family-friendly entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy of illegal liquor and gambling and an infamous red light district called simply, “The Line.” This unassuming five blocks of Postoffice Street came to life every night and remained a stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years. In the late 1950s, the era was known as the “Free State of Galveston” finally came to an end, and today, almost all that remains of its history has been sensationalized and marginalized. Galveston was more than just a city of “gangsters” and lewd women, and Kimber Fountain pursues the authentic, sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them. Tours are every Wednesday-Saturday starting at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at redlightdistricttoursofgalveston. com in advance or at the start of the tour (cash only). Reservations are required for cash/onsite tickets, and both online ticket purchases and cash reservations must be made by 5pm the day of the tour. The tour meets on the north steps of the old Galveston Post Office at 601 25th Street (corner of 25th and Church St.). Meet at the north steps located on Church Street side. Tours begin promptly at 7pm. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to ensure ample time to park and/or purchase onsite tickets. Due to mature content, this tour is strongly recommended for adults and older teens only. Tour content will not be censored for younger audiences, and teens and children must be accompanied by an adult. Signed copies of Kimber’s books “Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line” ($23.99) and “Galveston Seawall Chronicles” ($21.99) will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at the
conclusion of the tour. For more info go to redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com, email GalvestonRedLightTours@ gmail.com, call or text (409)526-6883. April 9th (6-8pm): History Talk: Galveston’s Red Light District - Join Author Kimber Fountain as she speaks to the Laffite Historical Society on the history of Galveston’s Red Light District. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the segment. There will be a potluck dinner at 6pm. The lecture begins just after 7pm. For more info go to facebook.com/ events/492276231303471. This is free to attend. April 11th (4:30-7:30pm): Poetry Workshop with Bill Moran - This poetry workshop will be led by Houston poet Bill Moran. Poetry workshops are free and open to the public. “Iconoclast Sessions II - Student Poetry” will take place immediately after this event. All students and youth are welcomed and encouraged to share their poetry during the Iconoclast Session. For more information about this program, visit IconoclastArtists.org. This will be held at Galveston Artist Residency, 2521 Ships Mechanic Row, Galveston. The cost is free to attend. May 9th (8:30am-5pm)
12th Annual Galveston Women’s Conference featuring Former First Lady Laura Bush The Galveston Women’s Conference is a daylong educational event to celebrate women, inspire women, and motivate women to strive for the best in both their personal and professional lives. This year’s keynote speaker will be Laura Bush. Mrs. Bush served as First Lady from 2001 to 2009 during the presidency of her husband, President George W. Bush. She is an advocate for literacy, education and women’s rights. Other speakers include Jessica Herrin, Author, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot. Herrin is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com, the world’s leading wedding site. The conference will also feature prominent physicians from UTMB Health to address topics of health and wellness that are of interest to today’s women. This will be held at Moody Gardens Conference Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston. Tickets are available at galvestonchamber.chambermaster. com. Tickets are $150.
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Outdoors 5K’s, Half & Full Marathons This Spring
April 6th: Wicked Wine Run - Race through the beautiful and scenic Haak Vineyard & Winery, Santa Fe, Texas. The start time for the 5K Wicked Run is 5:30pm and the 1K Wicked Tasting Walk begins at 7pm. 5K participants are required to finish in one hour or less. Waves of runners will be released on the course with 5-minute intervals. Runners and ALL attendees must be 21 or older to participate. Register at wickedwinerun.com. April 6th: IronKids Galveston - The IronKids Fun Run offers young athletes the opportunity to feel the excitement of “competition,” without the pressure of a competitive race. At IronKids, it’s all about the community, fun, and future. This year, they have added in the Diaper Dot Dash and Toddler Dot Trot to allow even youngest athletes a chance to share in the fun. Run distances are based on children’s age and interest. Participants will receive a t-shirt, race bib, medal, goodie bag, and the pride of calling themselves an IronKid! To register go to active.com. April 7th: Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas - This flat, fast course runs along southern Texas’ Gulf of Mexico coastline. This is a qualifier run. To register go to ironman.com. April 10th (6pm): Take Back the Night Walk Please join in a mile long walk along Seawall Blvd. in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This event is designed to show support to victims and survivors of sexual assault in the community. They have signs to share, but you are welcome to bring your own. Participants will receive a t-shirt while supplies last. More info is at facebook.com/ events/306747073318076.
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April 13th: Gritty Goddess Women’s 5K - Gather your fellow goddesses for an event that’s all about women and women ONLY. If you really need to set aside one day for yourself and take on a different sort of challenge, tackle this obstacle course (approximately 3 miles) built just for women, no matter your age, shape, size, or athletic ability. It’s a way to get back to nature and reconnect with your inner goddess. And it’s non-competitive, so you can take your sweet time, have fun, and enjoy every moment with your bosom buddies. Register at grittygoddess.com. April 13th: Steps Against Melanoma Walk Nearly 100,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma this year. That could be your mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, your wife, husband, or even you. Steps Against Melanoma walks raise awareness and money to save lives. The money raised and the donations you make are helping AIM at Melanoma fund innovative melanoma research, 24/7 information and support, prevention and early detection initiatives, and so much more. Join a team, invite others to do the same, or make a donation at support.aimatmelanoma.org/Galveston2019. April 13th: National Crime Victim’s 5K This 5K walk/run is hosted by the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office and is held in honor of all victims of crime. Participants of all ages are welcome and there is no fee to participate. For more info go to facebook.com/ events/666497597112113. April 27th: Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne 5K - Lace up your kicks and raise your little finger, because it’s time to toast the 3rd Annual Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne Fun Run! This morning race takes you through the beautiful scenery of Galveston Island. Starting and finishing at Beerfoot Brewery on Galveston’s quaint island Seawall, this 5K Fun Run will feature an easy
route with a celebratory champagne drink at the finish line. To register go to eventbrite.com. April 28th: Divas Half Marathon & 5K - This scenic course will begin and finish at Moody Gardens. Runners will experience the Seawall’s long beaches, historic piers, and some angry waves hitting the rocks just beneath the beachwalk! Runners also pass through a beautiful residential community with amazing architecture. Finally, Schlitterbahn Park becomes visible within the last two miles, where runners will see the adventurous and thrilling attractions! Along the way, runners will enjoy our “Diva Stations,” including the famous Boa and Tiara station. You will end your Diva run with the most impressive medal ever and a beautiful view of the best of Galveston, a bubbly toast, and many other Diva touches. A truly memorable experience awaits. Register at runlikeadiva.com. May 4th: Galveston Island Brewing Co. 5K Beer Run - Come out for this fun event benefiting Galveston Island Humane Society. This is event #3 in the Run in Texas 5K 6-Pack Series. It is walker-friendly and starts and finishes at Galveston Island Brewing Company. Run a well supported, well-staffed 5K on a fast and flat course on the Seawall beside the Gulf of Mexico. There will be a post-race party with food trucks, and four 8-ounce beer tastings in finisher glass included. All runners will receive a finisher pint glass and tech shirt. To register go to runintexas. com. Early registration is until April 4th. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. • May 11th (8am): 10th Annual Run Wild 5K • August 17th: Galveston Sand Crab 5K, 10K, and Kid’s Beach Mile • September: The Daily News Press Run • September 8th: Captain Kids Triathlon • September: Island Girl Tri • September: 5k Shrimp Scamper • October 12th: Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer’s • October 19th: The Toughest 10K Galveston • October: 17th Annual D’Feet Breast Cancer Run/ Walk • February 15th, 2020: “Mardi Gras! Galveston” Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K/10K • March 21st, 2020: Causeway FunD Run
April 11th-14th (12pm)
17th Annual FeatherFest
Whether you are a serious or casual birdwatcher, nature photographer, an experienced or new outdoor enthusiast, or someone who wants some exercise, fresh air and sunshine and something different to do - you’ll want to join the fun events during FeatherFest. There’s no need to be shy – the majority of our guests are not birding or nature photography experts! There are a ton of field trips and tours listed at the website, including costs, RSVPs, and more info. All field trips and tours are listed with recommended skill levels, as well as what you can expect to see and times. Raptor Shows are a great way to experience the wildlife on the island up close and personal. These will be held at the Galveston Community Center, 4700 Broadway, on Friday, April 12th, at 3:30pm, and on Saturday-Sunday, April 13th-14th, at 12 noon. Audience members of all ages will be enthralled as raptors demonstrate their hunting styles in exciting free-flight presentations. Redtailed and Harris’s hawks, a Eurasian Eagle, Barn and Great Horned owls, Saker, Barbary and Lanner falcons, a Black Vulture, and a Raven are among the raptors you’ll see. You can help support GINTC’s youth education efforts by joining the festivities at Raptors Uncorked Rewired, a wildly popular, one-of-akind evening of raptor encounters plus dinner and wine. This ticketed event is Saturday, April 13th, 6-8pm. This will be held at the Historic T. Jefferson League Building, Topgallant Room, located at 2301 The Strand. Cost is $65 per person. Reservations are available at the website. Several raptors will be on hand before dinner for free selfies. For a detailed list of events go to galvestonfeatherfest.com.
At Artist Boat This Month:
Beautify the Bucket Winners Announced & Exhibited Artist Boat’s purpose is protecting our Gulf Coast through land conservation and with fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark creativity, awareness, and action. Since its inception, over 100,000 participants have helped bring 40,000 students to estuaries by kayak, foot, or vessel; created over 50+ public artworks; conserved over 600+ acres on west Galveston Island forming the Coastal Heritage Preserve and creating a place for the future Gulf Coast Environmental Education Center; restored over 50 acres of dunes and prairies to assure recovery of these ecosystems following Hurricane Ike; formed the Bucket Brigade comprised of a Marine Debris Task Force; conducted interpretive tours; and beautified buckets for trash, recycle centers, and more on Galveston beaches. For more info call (409)770-0722, email email@example.com, or go to artistboat.org. Beautify the Bucket Spring 2019
With approximately 150 beautified trash barrels already on Galveston beaches, the latest competition adds to Artist Boat's public art efforts to encourage people to throw their trash in the can, not the sand. The Beautify the Bucket Competition is designed to allow citizens to take an active role in beautifying Galveston’s beaches in a way that also encourages better stewardship behaviors in others. Anyone can participate: individuals or groups, children and adults alike. All barrels in the Spring 2019 competition will be displayed and judged on Saturday, April 13th from 8am-12 noon at Menard Park in Galveston. Winners will be announced at 12 noon, and you can come out to view all barrels and vote on your favorite! Registration is open now. Find Beautify the Bucket Registration forms, pick up dates and deadlines at artistboat.org/beautify-the-bucket. Kayak Tours
Several different kinds of kayak tours are available. Kayak tour schedules are available at artistboat.org. Eco-Art Kayak Tours, Coastal Heritage Preserve, Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve, East End Lagoon, Cypress Swamp, and Armand Bayou Nature Preserve tours are available. For a daily schedule of available tours go to the website. The Grand Reveal for The Edward and Helen Oppenheimer Bird Observatory
Join the fun for a Reveal Party for the new bird observatory. The Grand Reveal Party will include a performance composed by Todd Frazier entitled Music for the Birds, locally sourced hors d’oeuvres, a signature “Roseate Spoonbill” champagne cocktail, keynote speaker Kelly de Schaun and a special guest. Tickets are $50 at artistboat.org/bird-observatory and it will be a lot of fun on April 28th, from 2-4pm. Support this amazing access to nature and come to the party. Oceans Day June 8th, 10am-6pm
On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on June 8th! Local, regional, and state organizations will come together to provide engaging activities to help visitors understand the human connection to the ocean and the 2019 focus “Plastic Pollution Prevention”. The 2019 World Oceans Day Festival is at Stewart Beach in Galveston. Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating the ocean right on its doorstep! There will be interactive booths, entertainment, art and more! The festival is free to attend. Start Collecting Trash for Art Now
In conjunction with World Oceans Day, Artist Boat and the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees are hosting a Marine Debris Art Contest open to ocean lovers of all ages. Entry forms are now available online at www.artistboat.org
World Oceans Day was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world’s shared oceans and personal connection to the sea, to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives, and the important ways people can protect it. In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 8th as World Oceans Day and it is now commemorated annually worldwide. The World Oceans Day Festival will take place Saturday, June 8th, at Stewart Beach on Galveston Island. The 2019 festival theme is “The Scourge of Plastic Pollution. Together We Can Make a Difference.” The Marine Debris Art Contest kicks off the countdown to the festival. The artwork will be displayed and judged at the World Oceans Day Festival at Stewart Beach Pavilion. Prizes will be awarded to first place entries in 3 categories: Ages 5 – 11, ages 12 – 18, and over 18 years of age. Admission fee is $10 for 18 years of age and under and $25 for over 18 years. Art pieces are to be submitted between May 28th and June 7th. Marine Debris Art Contest guidelines, entry forms, and World Oceans Day Festival opportunities are online at www.atistboat.org or call (409)770-7722. Eco- Art Summer Camps Announced
Artist Boat is a regional leader in eco-art to inspire people to conserve our Gulf Coast. Art meets science in Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Camp sessions. Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art. Each camper will create high-quality art projects which illustrate all that they have learned throughout the camp. The June 3rd-7th Camp will be “Fish Frenzy;” the June 10th-14th Camp is “Shark Mania.” All day sessions are 9am-4pm. Eco-Art Camps are open to students age 5-12 years. Space is very limited and camp spots sell out fast. Register at artistboat.org/ eco-art-camps.
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Susan Venier’s Paintings on Display at Galveston Art League Through April 28th
The pastel painting “Aspen Glory” by Friendswood artist Susan Venier will be exhibited from through April 28th at the Galveston Art League, 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston. Award-winning pastel artist Susan Venier is featured artist for April at the Galveston Art League Gallery. Gallery hours are 12 noon to 6pm Thursdays-Sundays and 12 noon until 9pm for ArtWalk on Saturday, April 27th. Venier has been honing her artistic abilities since she was a small child who loved coloring books. During her adolescent years, she learned from her grandmother, a varied and talented artist and art instructor. She has since studied under several notable pastel instructors, and Betsy Miler is currently her mentor. Venier pursued her artistic talents professionally after earning a degree in interior design. Her passion for art and color continues today with the expression of her creativity through pastel painting. Nature is her main subject, and Venier likes to share “all the beauty that surrounds us” in her paintings. She is a member of the National Society of Artists, Blue River Artist Society of Colorado, and Galveston Art League. The nonprofit Art League is 105 years old and has been operating its gallery, staffed exclusively by volunteers, since 2008. Visit GalvestonArtLeague.com for more information, including memberships, workshops, juried competitions, and monthly shows. For more info visit GalvestonArtLeague.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Music May 11th (All Day)
La Izquierda Music Festival To be held at Jimmy’s On The Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd., the 2019 La Izquierda is an annual surf and music festival dedicated to enriching and uniting communities of Galveston, the Gulf Coast and beyond through a good old fashioned surf competition and fundraiser for the Surfrider Foundation’s Galveston Chapter. The main event is the Surf Contest, which is a classic longboard showdown at a classic Galveston surf spot, the old 91st Street Pier. There is a $35 entry fee to compete, $10 for Groms (12 & under), and includes t-shirt, commemorative La Izquierda beer glass, and 12 beer tickets. There is an additional $30 fee to enter Open Division. The Surf Competition starts at 10am. Local and touring bands and artists come from near and far to celebrate surf culture and the preservation of our natural waters and beach habitat with groovy tunes. Featured this year will be Los Skarnales, Robert Kuhn, Dem, Let Me Remember, India Tigers in Texas, Indaskies, Arthur Yoria, Let Me Remember, New Mexico Playboys, and more. Music will be going on all day. Local breweries offer their craft brews to the cause and will compete for the most beers sold. The Craft Beer Tasting will be 12 noon-4pm. There will also be a fun Night Surf event starting at 9pm. La Izquierda is open to the public and free to attend. Come be a part of this unique Galveston event! Vendor spots are available. For more info go to laizquierdafest.com. April 26th-27th (all day)
Frank Foster at Tin Cups Cajun Throwdown Join Saturday as they bring down the house with Billboard Country Chart topper Frank Foster. Foster is a rural Louisiana native and former oilfield man who has taken his songs from the campfire to the coliseum seemingly overnight, all the while gaining a following of fans whose loyalty is unmatched. Frank Foster embodies musical independence at its highest level. He not only has taken the road less traveled, but the road almost never traveled. Acting as his own record label, management, booking agency, and publishing company, he has managed to find success that some major label artists may never find. This concert will be held at Tin Cups, located at 9020 Stewart Rd. Galveston. Tickets are available at outhousetickets.com. Frank Foster, Wayne Toups, Jason Cassidy, Jamie Bergeron, Travis Matte, Richard LeBouef and many more will perform during this all day event. Friday admission is $25; Saturday is $30; a weekend pass is $50. The schedule is: Friday, April 26th (4-11pm)
• 4:30-6pm: Tommy Kib • 6:30-8:30pm: Travis Matte • 9:00-11pm: Wayne Toups Saturday, April 27th (11am-11pm)
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• 11:30am-1pm: Curtis Poullard • 1:30-3pm: Jamie Bergeron • 3:30-5pm: Jason Cassidy • 5:30-6:30pm: Alex Touchet • 7:30-9pm: Richard LeBouef • 9:30-11pm: Frank Foster
A True Love of Music at Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe is a music venue that supports live, original music and is located at 413 20th St., in Downtown Galveston. For tickets and more info, go to oldquarteracousticcafe.com or find them on Facebook. Get your tickets early, most of these shows will sell out fast. April 13th (8:30-11:30pm) Freddie Steady's Wild Country Live at the Old Quarter There are good reasons why Freddie Steady Krc has a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Academy of Music, a Texas Tornado Award from Buddy Magazine, and is in the Texas Music Hall of Fame. And his rich musical history all comes together in his Freddie Steady’s Wild Country project, a setting in which the music of his many incarnations all comes together. Concerts
• April 3rd (8:30pm): Kevin Russell with Christy Hays opening (Shinyribs frontman solo show) • April 4th (8:30pm): John Baumann with John “Mud” Kovacevich opening • April 5th (8:30pm): Grease Trap Syndicate presents Oliver Penn and Charlie & The Regrets opening • April 6th (8:30pm): “An Evening with Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines” • April 11th (8:30pm): Emily Scott Robinson • April 12th (8:30pm): Two Tons of Steel with Kevin Anthony & G-Town opening • April 13th (8:30pm): Freddie Steady’s Birthday Bash featuring Freddie Steady’s Wild Country • April 14th (8pm): “An Evening with Bruce Robinson” • April 19th (8:30pm): Lisa Morales Band • April 20th (8pm): Scott H. Biram with Mike Stinson opening • April 26th (8:30pm): Gabe Wootton Songwriters Series with Tony Manard • April 27th (8:30pm): Brightwire with Little Outfit and Charles Bryant • May 1st (8:30pm): James Steinle and Garrett T. Capps with Gabe Wootton opening • May 3rd & 4th (8pm): Ray Wylie Hubbard (the May 3rd show is sold out) • May 9th (8pm): Eddie Heinzelman with James Pardo opening • May 10th (8pm): Susan Gibson with Jorge Palomarez opening
Concerts & More Music Events
Every Tuesday (8pm): Open Mic with Zak Perry takes place at Sharky’s Tavern, 504 25th St., Downtown Galveston. Come join the fun for a night of drink specials, pizza, and a fun jam. Every Friday and Saturday (6-10pm): The Tremont House Jazz Series - Enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Jazz Series has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. The Tremont House is located at 2300 Mechanic St., Downtown Galveston. Every Friday and Saturday (5-10pm): Jazz Duo Reg and Cary - Listen to the sweet sounds of jazz at the Galvez Bar & Grill, 2024 Seawall Blvd., where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free. For more info call (409)765-7721 or go to hotelgalvez.com. Every Sunday (3-6pm) - Sunday Funday Music on the Albatross Patio - Join the fun on the patio every Sunday for a little live music. There is no cover charge. If the weather is bad, the music will move inside. Albatross is located at 815 21st St., Downtown Galveston. April 21st (4pm): The Galveston Symphony Orchestra presents “Symphonie Espagnole” The last concert for the season is Sunday, April 21st at 4pm. It will be “Symphonie Espagnole” and will feature Poulenc, Les Biches Suite; Barber, Symphony No.1, Op.9; and Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21; William Hagen, violin. All performances will be at the The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston. For tickets go to galvestonsymphony.org.
To list your band’s or venue’s gigs here, shoot your dates to:
TheIslandGuide@gmail.com Friday, April 5th
23rd Street Station – LU/X, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Fuse, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod - Tommy Lewis, 6-9 Old Quarter – Oliver Penn, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Level One, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Blue Louie, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – Live Muic, 10-1
Saturday, April 6th
23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Myke Miller, 9-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1
Thursday, April 11th
Albatross - DC Karaoke, 9-12 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter – Emily Scott Robinson, 8-12 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Three Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 Woody’s - Matt Harlan & Jimmy Pizzitola, 3-7
Friday, April 12th
8-12 Pleasure Pier - Nick & The Groove, 2-6 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Woody’s - Shovelhead Runway, 3-7
Bubba’s On The Strand - Dreamsicles, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – DEM Roots, 3-6 The Grand - Jerry Jeff Walker, 7pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod - jahrel Pickens, 7-9 Monday, April 15th Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Scott Biram & The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Mike Stinson, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Rum Shack – Sol Flair, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, April 16th Sharkys Tavern - Stranded Band, 9-1 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Three Doors Down – Amy N’ Me, 7-10 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s - DeFrance Band, 3-7 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, Yaga’s – DJ, 10-1 8-12 Sunday, April 21st Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Wednesday, April 17th Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 Pleasure Pier - Jedi Trio, 2-6 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 7:30-11:30 8-1 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Sharky’s Tavern – Myke Miller, 9-12 Woody’s - Mark May, 3-7 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Monday, April 22nd The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Thursday, April 18th Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Tuesday, April 23rd Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 7:30-11:30 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, Three Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10 8-12 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Woody’s Beach Bar - Brad Boyer & Jordi, 6-9
23rd Street Station – Kirk Hale, 6-9 23rd Street Station – Jahrel Pickens, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 B. Jiggers – Flashpoint, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand - The Brush Poppers, Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 8-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Terri Hendrix & Buckshot Saloon - Junior Gordon Band, 8-12 Lloyd Maines, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Poop Deck - Satisfied Drive, 9-1 The Grand - Pink Martini, 7pm Prohibition Reds - Salty Sounds, 7-10 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Rum Shack – Park Ave., 9-1 Mod - Cheryl Bobbitt, 6-9 Sharky’s Tavern - John Barraza, 9-1 Old Quarter – Two Tons Of Steel, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Rum Shack – Radio Frequency, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharky’s Tavern – Kerry Williams & Clayton Three Doors Down – Del Toro Trio, 7-10 Adams, 8-12 Tipsy Turtle - Samy Jo, 6-9 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Tipsy Turtle Seaside Bar - Lynda Plummer, Woodys - Charlie & The Regrets, 3-7 7-10 Friday, April 19th Yaga’s – DJ, 10-1 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 23rd Street Station – Clay Howell, 6-9 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Sunday, April 7th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 23rd Street Station – Sean Cowin, 4-7 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Albatross – Blue Louie, 3-6 Saturday, April 13th Galveston Island Brewing – The Brush Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 23rd Street Station – Clay Howell, 9-12 Poppers, 4-7 1-4 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm B. Jiggers – Poison Ivy, 9-1 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Huli Huli Hut - David Richardson, 3-7 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Mod Coffeehouse - Salty Sounds, 7-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., Brewchachos - The Brush Poppers, 7-10 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Lisa Morales, 8-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Mod Coffeehouse - Jim Presley, 7-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Woody’s - Diamondback TX, 3-7 Nicks - Music Tricks, 7-10 Rum Shack – Hurricane Joe Band, 9-1 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Freddy Steady, Monday, April 8th Sharkys Tavern - Crosstown Renegades, 9-1 9-1 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Stuttgarden - Shaun Michael, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Silver Spot Saloon Tonky Blues Band, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Three Doors Down – Rodney Haines, 7-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tipsy Turtle Seaside Bar - Samy Jo, 7-10 Tuesday, April 9th Three Doors Down – Keith & Bruce, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Yaga’s – Live Music, 10-1 Woody’s - Mike Stinson, 3-7 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Yaga’s – Curtis Grimes, 10-1 Saturday, April 20th Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sunday, April 14th 23rd Street Station – Mike McCullough & Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, Jayme Lawhon, 9-12 8-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 1-4 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Bruce Robison, Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Wednesday, April 10th
Wednesday, April 24th
23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Gabe Wootton, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Sonic Seduction, 9-1 Sharkys Tavern - The Feel Band, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tipsy Turtle - Lynda Plummer, 7-10 Three Doors Down – Britney Doyal, 7-10 Tin Cups - Tommy Kib, Travis Matte, Wayne Toups, 4-11 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Soap Boxers, 10-1
Saturday, April 27th 23rd Street Station – Clay Howell, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B. Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod Coffee - Lynda Plummer, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Brightwire, Little Outfit & Charlie Bryant,, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Time Warp, 9-1 Saengerfest park - The Fab 5, 7-10 Sharky’s Tavern - Unusual Suspects, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Shaun Michael, 9-1 Tin Cups - Curtis Pollard, Jamie Bergeron, Jason Cassidy, Alex Touchet, Fank Foster, 11-11 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s - New Clear Weapon, 3-7 Yaga’s – Roxy Roca, 10-1
Sunday, April 28th Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Rum Shack – DJ, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11
Monday, April 29th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Tuesday, April 30th
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 8-12 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Wednesday, May 1st Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 7:30-11:30 Woodys - Gabe Wootton & Tex Renner, 6-9 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Friday, April 26th Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 23rd Street Station – Mike & Jayme, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 B. Jiggers – Rapture, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 You should see our website! Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 GalvestonIslandGuide.com Mod Coffee - Paper Sparrow, 7-9
Thursday, April 25th
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