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The Grand 1894 Opera House Announces 2019-2020 Season Line-Up
FREE Family-Friendly Fun for Everyone, Jason Crabtree: No Matter What Your Age Trading Pine Trees For an Island Breeze
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��������The Grand 1894 Opera House: 2019-2020 Season Announced ��������FREE Movie: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Downtown ��������Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference – Take 2 ��������At Galveston Children’s Museum: Where Learning is Child’s Play & DaVinci Day to be Held October 12th ��������At Moody Gardens This Month: Bands on The Sand & Fireworks Every Weekend plus 3D & 4D Movies ��������Galveston Historical Foundation This Month: Marine Biology Tours & Basement to Attic Tours at Bishop’s Palace ��������Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum Every Saturday ��������“BONEhemian Rhapsody” Theme For Annual Paws Gala ��������At Bryan Museum This Month: Texas-Themed Quilts & “Woga” At The Bryan ��������At Hotel Galvez This Month: Tours with Bobby & Galvez’s Favorite Ghosts
Bringing Mexico to the Island!
��������Up for a Challenge? Free Family Fun Plus a Chance to Win Bigtime ��������The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association: Hotter Than Hell Classic Tournament Celebrates Summer ��������5K’s, Half & Full Marathons ��������33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition to be Held Saturday, August 24th ��������Galveston Island Pleasure Pier: Movie Nights on the Pier & Stage 25 Live Music plus Rollercoaster Day ��������Free Sandcastle Building Lessons For All Ages ��������Galveston Island State Park: Explore the Bay & A Sunset Paddle at the Park ��������Sea Scout Base Offers Youth Sailing Saturdays ��������At Artist Boat This Month: Kayak Tours & More Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors plus Bucket Brigade: Free Interpretive Beach Tours and More
Famous Ritas & Fish Tacos Our chefs don't just cook the food...They Create It!
��������Book Signings This Month at Galveston Bookshop: “The Bird Boys;” “Sunrise Over Keith Lake: A Cajun Autobiographical Cookbook;” “Sandcastle of Pirates Beach, War of the Sky-Lords, Book One;” and “Oleanders in June” ��������At Rosenberg Library This Month: Book Clubs & Games Galore Finish the Summer Fun
Texas Monthly ...One of the Best Mexican Restaurant in Texas, 5 Star rating for Best Red Salsa
��������Brewmasters Craft Beer Fest, “Hoppiness” Happiness ��������At The Kitchen Chick This Month: A Salute to Seafood & Unicorn Cooking Classes ��������Galveston’s Own Farmers Market: Okrafest Celebrates All Things Good ��������Foodie Events All Month
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-7pm
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��������At Galveston Arts Center This Month: “Erin Curtis’ Night and Day” Opening August 24th ��������Joseph C. Henderson is Featured at Galveston Art League 20 Music
��������Galveston Symphony Orchestra: New 2019-2020 Season Announced for Its 40th Anniversary ��������New Intimate Masterworks Concerts Announced at Moody Mansion for Galveston Symphony Orchestra ��������Jason Crabtree: Trading Pine Trees for Island Breezes ��������Galveston Beach Band Finishes the Summer with the Last of the Free Concerts ��������GIB Crawls Around Downtown For a Good Cause plus offers Music Fun for Everyone ��������A Rockin’ & Rollin’ Good Fall Season Announced at The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, Downtown Galveston: Get Your Tickets Now ��������Galveston Live Music Gig Guide Staff
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“Give ‘em Hell Harry!” starring Clifton Daniel Saturday, October 12th (8pm)
The Grand 1894 Opera House:
2019-2020 Season Announced 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.
The Gatlin Brothers
August 9th (8pm)
Grammy Award-winning trio The Gatlin Brothers (Larry, Steve and Rudy) return to The Grand this summer for an encore performance! The Gatlin Brothers have dazzled audiences for more than sixty years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements including their Grammy Award-winning single “Broken Lady,” and chart-topping successes including their signature song “All the Gold In California” and “Houston (Means I’m One Step Closer To You).” Come to The Grand for a summer evening of country music fun with The Gatlin Brothers! Tickets start at $35.
Writer Samuel Gallu has penned a faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency. It spans his childhood, his “political apprenticeship” as a judge in Jackson County, MO, his years in the US Senate, and his momentous two terms as President. Clifton Truman Daniel took up the mantle as President Truman in October of 2017, marking the first time in history a US president would be portrayed onstage by a direct descendant. This will be an experience to be treasured! This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $25-$70.
Silent film with Rob Landes: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” Friday, October 25th (8pm)
An annual Halloween tradition, Rob Landes reprises his specially created, totally improvised musical score for the showing of John Barrymore’s 1920 silent film classic, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Playing the dual roles of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Barrymore was hailed by a critic who praised his portrayal as “a thing of fine shadows and violent emotions.” Long before the age of digital sound and computerized special effects, silent film actors transported audiences to worlds of romance, comedy, adventure, and horror without uttering a single word. Landes’ magical underscoring of this film will transport you! Come in costume if you dare! Tickets are $20.
Jaston Williams: “Don’t Blame the Car!”
Sir James Galway, flautist: “80th Birthday Celebration Tour”
Jaston Williams returns to The Grand for his annual summer outing with “Don’t Blame the Car!” Jaston’s first driver’s license read 4 feet 11 and 85 pounds. He learned to drive from his mother who assured him that passing on the right was permitted even on a two-lane road. The day his father tried to teach him to drive a standard shift, the man had to cut the lesson short and return home for bed rest. Hear this along with other stories, including the one about the twirler who repeatedly injured herself with her own baton and the true account of why Jaston holds a lifelong grudge against potatoes. Known nationally as the co-author, co-star, and producer of the four award-winning plays in the Greater Tuna cycle, Jaston Williams is a writer, performer, and Grand favorite who will leave you in stitches! Tickets are $30-$50.
Legendary flautist, Sir James Galway is bringing his “80th Birthday Celebration Tour” to The Grand as part of The Grand’s 125th Anniversary! A supreme performer, called “the Man with the Golden Flute,” Sir James will share the stage for selected pieces with flautist Lady Jeanne Galway. A man whose appeal transcends all musical boundaries, Sir James was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2008 alongside fellow inductees Liza Minnelli and B.B. King, and is possibly the only classical instrumentalist to bear the distinction. Melodious sounds will fill the acoustically perfect Grand! This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $30-$94.
Saturday, August 10th (2pm and 8pm)
Saturday, October 26th (8pm)
Saturday, November 9th (3pm and 8pm)
Saturday, September 14th (8pm)
In one night Paul Anka pays tribute to the immortal “Chairman of the Board,” and on the same night Paul performs the songs that made him a global legend. With an amazing run of seven decades of chart-topping hits including his own classic hits, “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady,” and the lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song “My Way,” you’ll want to experience an evening with one of the most prolific and versatile artists of any generation. Tickets are $50-$185.
The Midtown Men – Tenth Anniversary Tour Saturday, September 28th (8pm)
Sharing an anniversary with The Grand, The Midtown Men reunites stars from the “Original Broadway Cast” of the smash hit musical “Jersey Boys.” Launched in 2010 from their three year rocket ride together bringing to life the sound story of “Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons,” Broadway’s breakout vocal sensation is widely celebrated for their signature renditions of the iconic hits of the 1960s. Tickets are $40-$98.
Million Dollar Quartet
Saturday, October 5th (3pm and 8pm)
On December 4, 1956, four young musicians – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins – gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions ever. The Tony Award®-winning smash-hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” brings that unbelievable musical moment to life, featuring their timeless and enduring hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and more! Tickets are $25-$98.
Jaston Williams: “BLOOD & Holly – A West Texas Family Christmas”
Saturday, November 23rd (8pm) and Sunday, November 24th (2pm)
In this latest, hysterical offering from our friend Jaston Williams, “Blood” in the title refers to his family blood-line and all that means to his world. Jaston describes Christmastime during his childhood as a skittish mishmash of life on “Rebecca’s Sunnybrook Farm” and frequent side excursions into Franco, Spain. Hear about the life-damaging Santa Claus experience, the Christmas tree that caused the cat to have a nervous collapse and what it was like every Christmas to be one of four people in the room with the same first name. You’ll also spend time with the fictional Hugger Family, whose Christmas wish list includes new teeth for the old folks, knives for the kiddies, and a better criminal attorney for Darlette. For those who need to know, find out why it’s a bad idea to flock a Christmas tree inside the house. Tickets are $30-$72.
Merry Christmas from The Doo Wop Project Saturday, November 30th (8pm)
Paul Anka: Anka Sings Sinatra - His Songs, My Songs, My Way!
arrangements of quintessentially Viennese music like waltzes and polkas. This will be a delightful evening for all ages! This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $25-$75.
The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to “DooWopified” versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. Celebrate the holidays with a whole new array of Doo Wop music! Tickets are $25-$85.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Friday, December 6th (8pm) and Saturday, December 7th (3pm)
Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption has enchanted audiences around the world since it was first published in 1843 – even before The Grand was built! Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future come together in a delightful theatrical performance featuring stunning sets, lush costumes, and plenty of music and dance. With beloved traditional carols of the season included, it’s an enchanting event for the entire family!
From three-time Tony winner and “Hamilton” choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945 and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. They form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen, and along the way, discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York). Tickets are $38-$108.
The 5 Browns: “Holiday”
“Once: The Musical”
Saturday, December 28th (1pm and 4pm)
Saturday, November 16th (8pm) and Sunday, November 17th (3pm)
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “ONCE” is a truly original Broadway experience. It tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, “ONCE” draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams…not living in fear…and the power of music to connect all of us. Tickets are $38-$108.
Vienna Boys Choir
Friday, November 22nd (8pm)
Boys have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choir boys. Today, there are 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring groups. The Choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder for boys’ choirs form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the Choir’s own
Saturday, December 21st (8pm)
Performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to their audiences. Their fresh energy and dynamic character add to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound from the classics to holiday favorites. One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years! These young musicians are legends in the making! This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $25-$75.
“Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” Following five successful years of touring and more than 500 performances, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will fly into The Grand with “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.” You’ll be charmed by Rudolph and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster who help Santa save Christmas! Tickets are $25-$65.
“The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston” starring Belinda Davids Saturday, January 11th (8pm) and Sunday, January 12th (3pm)
Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on.” Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids as she takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits. With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists, and choreographed dancers, plus state-ofthe-art sound, lighting, visual and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully-crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers. Don’t miss the chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime concert event for yourself. This production is not associated with the Estate of Whitney Houston. Tickets are $25-$98. GalvestonIslandGuide.com • 5
The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert
Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $22-$72.
“The Rob Landes Trio: Gershwin at The Grand”
Saturday, January 18th (7:30pm) and Sunday, January 19th (3pm)
Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concerts featuring unparalleled four-part harmony and a string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts! Join lead singer Duane Allen, bass Richard Sterban, tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden as they deliver one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. A Grand favorite! Tickets are $37-$112.
A heartwarming theatrical event full of beautiful music tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters – Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. Tickets are $25-$108.
“An American in Paris”
Saturday, February 29th (3pm and 8pm)
Romance! Adventure! Gershwin! Who could ask for anything more! In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Winner of four Tony Awards® and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘S Wonderful,” and “Stairway to Paradise.” Pure joy! Tickets are $38-$108.
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Saturday, March 7th (8pm) and Sunday, March 8th (3pm)
In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the show’s history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002,‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa, and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The group has also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park. “One Night of Queen” is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp, and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you! Tickets are $25-$98.
“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
Friday, March 13th (8pm) and Saturday, March 14th (2pm)
“Beautiful” tells the Tony® and Grammy Award-winning inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom. From being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, Carole King made more than beautiful music. She wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Revel in the sounds of “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, ”Beautiful.” Tickets are $38-$108.
“YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan: Jhonetsu” Saturday, March 21st (8pm)
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Delight in the music of George Gershwin as Grand favorite Rob Landes shares stories and reminiscences of Gershwin’s brief but brilliant life, drawing on tales of Gershwin music played throughout The Grand’s 125 year history! Rob not only is a consummate musician but a storyteller who weaves words and music together in his own special style. The Rob Landes Trio will inspire and charm you with the memorable music that is pure Gershwin! Tickets are $20.
Saturday, February 1st (8pm) and Sunday, February 2nd (3pm)
Sunday, March 22nd (4pm)
A group of players start their performance by hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum with everything in their souls, creating a powerful surge of energy. Live performances so full of intensity they overwhelm audiences by the beat of the music, the players’ bodies are uplifted in sync with the powerful sounds. This is the epitome of the Japanese spirit – a roaring sound that will make you experience new exciting adventures. This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the
Saturday, March 28th (8pm)
Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen, and television. In an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props, and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience that will surprise, enchant, and astonish! Experience the Exceptional…Expect the Unexpected! This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $22-$72.
“The Texas Tenors: Honoring the Legends” Saturday, April 18th (8pm)
The Texas Tenors share The Grand’s anniversary by launching their own 10th Anniversary Tour for the 2019-2020 season and creating a performance for The Grand that celebrates musical legends. Earlier this year, they were honored to be included among the top 50 acts in the world and the only vocal group from the United States invited to compete on NBC’s primetime series America’s Got Talent: The Champions. JC, Marcus and John filmed their second PBS special at The Grand and their most recent albums “Rise” and “A Collection of Broadway and American Classics” both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart. The Texas Tenors are already “legends in the making.” Don’t miss this Grand performance! Tickets are $30-$91.
Friday, May 1st (8pm) and Saturday, May 2nd (8pm)
The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964, however, that Smokey Robinson wrote and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do” turning the guys into stars and ultimately legends! Enjoy an avalanche of hits that include “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and so many more when Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, and Willie Greene, Jr. take the stage. Tickets are $35-$125.
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Free Fun at Saengerfest Park:
At Galveston Children’s Museum:
Saengerfest Park, located in the heart of Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find free family-friendly fun as we move into the warmest weather of the year. 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: • 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: • 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.
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. Summer hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm through August 19th. For more info go to galvestoncm.org or call (409)572-2544. Upcoming events are: August 8th (4-7pm): 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 fun activities will be available.
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” Downtown
Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference – Take 2
The 2nd Annual Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference is a 4-day event (October 4th-7th) that will include panel discussions, screenings of feature and short films, and networking opportunities with creative minds from all walks of life. The four-day festival will screen films in three categories: short, feature, and documentary at Moody Gardens 3D Theatre, providing filmmakers and attendees a first-class state-of-the-art experience to watch fresh, innovative, and creative contents from filmmakers around the world. At Riondo’s Ristorante on The Strand, informative seminars and networking gatherings will focus on diversity in the entertainment industry, ways to better integrate technology, and how the entertainment business landscape has changed to provide more opportunities, and give attendees an opportunity to relax, collaborate, and educate. The celebrity ambassador for the film festival is actor/director/producer Antonio Fargas, internationally known for his work in television and film. The conference also will showcase the production value of the island and surrounding areas, and connect like-minded entertainment professionals. Tickets are $10-$150 and available at eventbrite.com. Galveston Island Film Society (GIFS) SDH Production is a Galveston, Texas-based company that strives to produce the highest quality entertaining programming, promote true talent and give a voice to a diverse community. SDH Production is also creative, inspirational, and entertaining, giving audiences a magical experience and an alluring place to escape their everyday lives. For more info, go to galvestonislandfilmfestivalandconference.com.
Where Learning is Always Child’s Play
DaVinci Day to be Held October 12th
Leonardo DaVinci was perhaps the original “Renaissance Man”– a particularly brilliant person with expertise in many fields. Galveston Children’s Museum (GCM) believes there is brilliance in all of us and wants to help develop the DaVinci in you! Please join for the second annual DaVinci Day on Saturday, October 12th, 10am-5pm, on the grounds of the Galveston Children’s Museum. This is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness featuring local builders, artists, educators, students, crafters, tinkerers, and hobbyists seeking to share their creations and ideas. DaVinci Day attendees will explore hands-on activities and use their imagination to create something unique. Tickets are not yet available for purchase but GCM is currently seeking vendors and sponsors. Please go to galvestoncm.org/davinci-day/ for more info.
Summer Camps Concludes
Two camps remain for this summer. Camps are $250 for a full week or $50 per day. Register at galvestoncm.org. August 5th-9th (9am-4pm): Maker Mania Summer Camp - “Tinkering to Create” will be the theme. From circuits to automation, campers will design and create a variety of 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. August 5th-9th (9am-4pm) (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 illustrators and explore their work on their own terms. Join at The Proletariat for an Open Mic night of poetry. All ages are welcome. Come out and share your work with open ears and open hearts, or come out and listen to poets share their work with you. Each Open Mic will he hosted by different people each session. There is no cover and sign-in begins at 8pm. Scheduled hosts are: • August 6th: Katie Barnes • August 20th: Evak • September 3rd: Space Rhyme Continuum The Proletariat is located at 2221 Market St., Downtown Galveston. It is free to attend.
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Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com. Join in the fun with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10pm. Get up and dance or relax in your lounge chair and enjoy the music featuring bands performing your favorite R&B, Top 40, Country and other genres. The evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30pm. It’s perfect to kick off your weekend island-style! Scheduled bands are: • August 2nd: Hattrick (Variety) • August 3rd: Chinatown (Variety) • August 9th: Diamond Jack (Classic Rock) • August 10th: The Line Up (Variety) Daily Through August 18th (9am-6pm): Palm Beach Opens Weekends - Grab your sunglasses and sink your toes in the white sand. Galveston’s favorite summer hangout, Palm Beach, is now better than ever. You and your family will love relaxing on the lazy river, the 18-foot tower slides, and the wave pool. Tickets are $23.95 for adults, $18.95 for children 4-12, and seniors, and free for children under 3.
Daily (12 noon, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm): Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Cruise - 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 a dinner buffet, dancing, and a cash bar every second Saturday. 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 prior to the scheduled cruise date at (409)683-4558. 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 $30 (regular price $69.95). Every 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. Every Thursday (10am-10pm): Food Drive Thursday - Join Moody Gardens and celebrate an early Christmas as they give a little glimpse into this year’s Holiday in the Gardens. To bring a little holiday spirit-of-giving, Moody Gardens is teaming up with the Galveston County Food Bank for Food Drive Thursdays. All month long every Thursday, they are asking guests to bring in non-perishable food items to receive 2 for 1 admission to the Moody Gardens 3D Theater. All donations will go to the Galveston County Food Bank. August 17th (10am-12 noon): Colorful Critters: Connecting Kids with Nature Presenting Pyramid Kids Preschool Camps for 2019, Colorful Critters: Connecting Kids with Nature is available for children 2-4 years of age. Come join the fun as your preschoolers learn about the vibrant natural world during the
Colorful Critters Preschool Camp Adventures! Camps include games, crafts, presentations/ stories, themed snacks, and entry to the corresponding pyramid or attractions. August 17th, the theme is Purple and Green: “Startling Sea Slimers” (Aquarium). Voyage to the ocean floor and meet some slimy sea creatures straight from your imagination! The cost is $20 (or $17 for Moody Gardens Members), and will cover the registered camper and one chaperoning adult. To register your camper, please send info to Education@ moodygardens.org. Daily (1:30pm): Great River Otter Experience Join an otter biologist as they take you behind the scenes of the otter exhibit for the rare opportunity to meet the Giant Amazon River Otters. Learn about otter biology, conservation, and how these amazing animals are cared for in their private interior exhibit area. After this 45-minute encounter behind the scenes, you can then join the biologist on the training platform during the 2:30pm “You Otter Know” public presentation. For more information, contact email@example.com. Tickets are $75 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Daily (1pm and 3pm): Penguin Encounter - Have you ever wanted to meet a Penguin up-close? Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the food preparation kitchen; and to the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment, and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds, and even the smells of the exhibit, and witness a Moody Gardens Penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal. Tickets are Monday-Friday $55 per person, and Saturday-Sunday $75 per person. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Through August 11th, tours will be daily at 1pm and 3pm. To schedule an appointment, please call (409)683-4102.
3D & 4D Movies at Moody Gardens Theater
Moody Gardens hosts a variety of movies for the whole family to enjoy in both 3D and 4D formats. Moody Gardens is located at One Hope Blvd. For more info call (800)582-4637 or go to moodygardens.com. Individual tickets are $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 4-12 and seniors (65+). Children 3 and under are free. Enjoy these films on the largest screen in Texas with a top-of-the-line surround sound system. This state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Now Showing: “Australia’s Great Wild North 3D: The Wildest Place You’ve Never Seen” - Travel from the wild Kimberly Coast, through mysterious and rarely seen Arnhem Land, and then deep into the world’s oldest rainforest in Cape York.
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Marine Biology Tours & Basement to Attic Tours at Bishop’s Palace Bishop’s Palace Tours
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. August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st (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. 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.
August 10th, 24th (9am) - Marine Biology Tour provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to observe dolphins and other species in their natural habitat, trawl for and handle marine organisms, study plankton through a microscopic lens, and explore Galveston Bay’s rich history. This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, and is led by a marine biologist. The Texas Seaport Museum is home to the 1877 ELISSA and also tells the story of a rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. Tickets are $20.
“BONEhemian Rhapsody” At Bryan Museum This Month: Texas-Themed Quilts & Theme Set For 19th “Woga” At The Bryan Annual Paws Gala The Bryan Museum is The 19th annual PAWS Gala - benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society (GIHS) is set for Saturday, September 28th at Galveston Convention Center at 6:30-11pm. This year’s gala will honor Lea Fistein, DVM, owner of The Animal Clinic and The Cat Clinic. “BONEhemian Rhapsody” is this year’s theme and the event is sure to sell out very quickly! Master of Ceremonies is Frank Billingsley, KPRC/Channel 2’s Chief Meteorologist. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm. Guests will visit with the Elite Pet Owners (EPO’s) and their precious pets featured in one large vignette. Elite Pet Owners will vie for their animal to be crowned “Pet of the Year for 2020.” Guests attending this year’s event will enjoy an open bar, sumptuous seated dinner, and dancing to PASSWORD - guaranteed to keep partiers dancing! Co-chairs, Michelle Beckwith, Cynthia McEldowney, and Concetta Maceo Sims are promising a memorable evening! Keeping with the “BONEHemian Rhapsody” theme, guests can choose to dress for the 80’s musical theme, dress up for a Gala, or come “Island Casual.” In addition to visiting with the Elite Pet Owners, guests will have the opportunity to bid on site for an incredible array of valuable silent auction items. A live auction will provide even more surprises. Chairs for this year’s Auctions are Thresea Russ and Cat Cessac. The winner of the Elite Pet Owner competition will again be the Parade Marshall and honored as the King or Queen of the 2020 Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade that is part of Galveston’s annual Mardi Gras festivities, set for Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2020. Reservation deadline is September 20th. For additional information on sponsorships and to purchase tickets, call the Galveston Island Humane Society office at (409)740-1919 or visit online at galvestonhumane.org.
Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum Every Saturday, weather permitting, Galveston Railroad Museum, located at 2602 Santa Fe Place, Downtown Galveston, offers train rides for all ages on The Harborside Express. The “Harborside Express” is an open-air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15-minutes long. The train is a standing ride without seats. Due to the caboose being open air, the rides will sometimes be closed during inclement weather. Boarding for the Harborside Express begins at 11am, with the last train ride departing the depot at 1:45pm. Tickets are $5 in addition to admission to the Galveston Railroad Museum and must be purchased at the museum or at galvestonrrmuseum.org.
located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St. in Galveston. Tours are given (no reservations needed) at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $10 for students with valid ID, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, and closed Monday. For more info call (409)632-7685 or go to thebryanmuseum. org. Every Thursday (6pm): “Woga: Wine & Yoga at the Museum” - Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on the museum’s lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. August 1st, September 5th (5-7pm): After Hours in the Museum - On August 1st, Brent Bell will discuss the painting “Market Plaza” by Robert Jenkins Onderdonk. On September 5th, Jeff Warren will cover an early classic of Old West writing, “A Texas Cowboy, Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony.” Enjoy FREE admission to select museum galleries on the first Thursday of every month. August 4th (2-4pm): Pushing the Limits: Astronauts, Medicine & Space Travel - In the early years of space travel, much was unknown! Would the human body simply implode in space? Would unknown viruses or germs decimate humankind? These questions and more were very valid concerns as we ventured where people had not gone before. Buckle up and get ready for stories from one of NASA’s premier medical research scientists – a Texan who spent his career exploring life on the edge of the unknown. The speaker, Dr. John Charles, has been fascinated with space travel since he was a child imitating John Glenn in a dusty playground. His long career at The Johnson Space Center focused on research and exploration of the effects of weightlessness on the human body. He also served in the prestigious position of Mission Scientist for NASA research on American astronauts on Mir, Space Shuttle Columbia’s last mission, and most significantly on his boyhood hero John Glenn’s Space Shuttle flight. Space is limited; please RSVP at thebryanmuseum.org. Tickets are $10. August 4th (11am-3pm): Summer Bridal Show - At this Bridal Show, you can meet dozens of wedding professionals who can help you create a beautiful wedding! This is also a great opportunity to explore Bryan’s lovely Conservatory, Gazebo, Grooms Lounge, and the exquisite Bridal Suite. Admission is FREE in advance and $5 at the door
the day of the event. August 17th (4-6pm): Second Annual Distinguished Speaker Series with Stephen Harrigan - The author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction, including the award-winning novel “The Gates of the Alamo,” Harrigan will discuss his upcoming publication, a sweeping history of Texas titled “Big Wonderful Thing,” due out this October. Harrigan is a writerat-large and long-time contributor to “Texas Monthly,” as well as a noted screenwriter and essayist. For his various literary achievements, he was presented in 2019 with the Texas Medal of Arts. He and his wife Sue Ellen live in Austin. August 18th (2-4pm): Daughter of Fortune: The Bettie Brown Story - Come to this lecture to discuss Rebecca Ashton “Bettie” Brown, a woman who epitomized America’s Golden Age and represented the changing face of the Victorian woman at the turn of the century. Born into merchant aristocracy of Galveston in 1855, she enjoyed a luxurious upbringing in Aston Villa. Notably, she served various philanthropic causes throughout her life, helped care for the homeless after the Great Storm of 1900, and raised money for many children’s charities. Be prepared to discuss “Daughter of Fortune: The Bettie Brown Story (Women of the West Series)” by Sherrie McLeRoy. This Book Club is for members only. September 14th (4-6pm): “La Salle’s Ghost: American Claims to Texas from the Louisiana Purchase to the Republic of Texas” - Dr. Frank de La Teja, Director of the Texas State Historical Association and former State Historian, will make the presentation “La Salle’s Ghost: American Claims to Texas from the Louisiana Purchase to the Republic of Texas,” an epic story of Texas as part of world history.
“Patchwork History: Texas-Themed Quilts From the Winedale Quilt Collection” - The Bryan Museum, proudly presents “Patchwork History: Texas-Themed Quilts from the Winedale Quilt Collection” on loan from the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin. “Texas quiltmakers regularly honor the state by creating Texas-themed commemorative, patriotic, and family quilts,” said Kate Adams, quilt curator at the Briscoe Center. “‘Patchwork History’ showcases examples of these, many of which have only been displayed rarely. Of special interest in this exhibit will be two quilts made by award-winning quiltmaker Shirley Stevenson of Sherman, Texas, who established a quilt collection at the Briscoe Center in 2014. Also on view will be the award-winning Captain Tom, “A Tall Texan,” which has been called “a masterpiece of pictorial appliqué.” This is on view until September 1st.
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Tours with Bobby & Galvez’s Favorite Ghosts Hotel Galvez is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston. Advance reservations are required and available by calling (409)765-7721. August 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (11am-2pm): A Little History Tour & Lunch with Bobby - Take a Hotel Galvez History Tour held every Thursday at 11am with guest favorite Mr. Bobby, the hotel’s guest ambassador, as he shares the history of Galveston and the hotel along with his personal anecdotes about growing up in Galveston and working at Hotel Galvez as a teenager more than 70 years ago. Off and on, Mr. Bobby has worked at Hotel Galvez for more than 20 years and has stories to tell. Following the tour, join Mr. Bobby for lunch in Galvez Bar & Grill. The history tour and lunch package is $34 per person and inclusive with a pre-set menu. August 7th & 8th, September 11th & 12th (9pm): Ghost Tour & Dinner: Dine with Ghosts - Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., invites guests to learn more about the paranormal during its “Dinner with the Ghosts” tour. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel, which is considered one of the most haunted places in Galveston. The tour begins at 6pm and is followed by dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $56 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (10am and 2pm): Weekly Galvez History Tours - Hotel Galvez & Spa offers weekly history tours for its guests and the public. A 30-minute history tour led by the hotel’s guest ambassador is FREE to overnight guests and $10 to the public. Tours are limited so reserve your spot a day in advance at the Hotel Galvez front desk.
Caviles at: Premium-Sound@comcast.net. Make sure to check out faceboook.com/weddingsingalveston or facebook.com/carriagecaterers for updates about the show. August 12th-16th (Camp, 6-8pm) and August 18th (11am and 1pm): “Elijah! GOD’s Faithful Prophet” Summer Musical - The Summer Musical camp is open to all incoming 2nd-8th graders. Registration is open now at moody.org/ summer-musical. Two finale productions will be held August 18th that are open to the puclic. Performances will be at 11am at The Bridge and 1:30pm at The Meridian Retirement Home. Everyone is welcome! August 15th (7-9pm): Loteria at the Brewery Come out and play some Mexican bingo and win some prizes! Devil and the Deep Brewery is located at 2425 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston. This is FREE to attend. August 18th (9am-12 noon): 135th Anniversary Celebration - Episcopal Diocese of Texas Bishop C. Andrew Doyle will celebrate Eucharist and lead the service of celebration for St. Augustine of Hippo
Episcopal Church of Galveston’s 135th Anniversary. Bishop Doyle will be assisted by Deacon Rev. Michael Brady, who will also assume his role as chief deacon and spiritual leader of St. Aug’s on that day. Brunch will follow in Sutton Hall, named for Rev. Fred W. Sutton, vicar in the mid-1950s. St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, established in June 1884, is the first Episcopal Church in Texas established by and for African-American faithful. It was established by 50 black seafarers who sought their own parish in order to worship on the sabbath, rather than evenings mid-week, to which they had been limited. Rev. Dr. William F. Floyd, a black physician and clergyman from Louisville, Ky., was the church’s first vicar, appointed in the summer of 1885. This will be held at St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, 1410 41st St. (Jack Johnson Blvd.), Galveston. September 6th (9am-1pm): Seaside Senior Expo 2019 - This free Senior Health Care and Resource Fair provides health care information and resources for older adults and family caregivers. More than 50 senior care providers from the Galveston County area will share information about their
services along with educational sessions targeting older adult concerns. This will be held at Moody Methodist Church Gym, 2803 53rd St., Galveston. A box lunch will be provided for senior attendees along with drinks and snacks. There will be musical entertainment and fabulous door prizes available for seniors. The event is a Beach Theme, so Hawaiian print shirts and festive summer outfits are encouraged. September 29th (6-9pm): The Art of Saving Sea Turtles - Turtle Island Restoration Network invites you to The Art of Saving Sea Turtles, an evening benefit celebrating local sea turtle conservation and community art on Sunday, September 29th at The Bryan Museum in Galveston. In its second year, The Art of Saving Sea Turtles recognizes the efforts of Turtle Island Restoration Network and their supporters who promote, implement, and contribute to local sea turtle conservation. The event includes a silent auction, beer, wine, and hors d’ oeuvres. All proceeds go to Turtle Island Restoration Network’s local sea turtle conservation and rescue programs. Tickets are $100 and available at eventbrite.com.
August 2nd (4-6pm): Kendra Gives Back for Turtle Island Restoration Network - Join us at the Action Center, 2228 Broadway, Galveston, to see Kendra Scott’s amazing line of jewelry. 20% of the proceeds will go to TIRN, and if you spend $75 you will be entered to win $300 worth of jewelry! RSVP and send any questions to Joanie@ tirn.net. August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st (3-4pm): Sin City of the South Tour - Explore Galveston’s Free State period from 1920-1958 with this hour long driving tour. Learn the history of gambling, bootlegging, and prostitution in Galveston. Sites on the tour include the former site of the Balinese Room, the Falstaff Brewery, the Red Light district, and more. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com for $17. The tour will meet at Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston. August 3rd (9pm-12 midnight): Comedy Night at Symposium - This fun night of laughs will feature Mark Hurtado with Andrew Youngblood and Jerry Wayne Longmire. It is hosted by Ku Egenti. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Symposium Brewpub is located at 310 19th St., Downtown Galveston. August 11th (11am-2pm): The Galveston Wedding Show Summer/Fall 2019 - Top area wedding professionals will welcome brides-andgrooms-to-be to the Galveston Wedding Show at Galveston’s historic Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O, Galveston. Brides and grooms in all stages of the wedding planning process can check out local options for catering, wedding dresses, and bridal party attire, flowers, photography, music, wedding planning, bartending services, wedding entertainment, and more - all in one of the most stunning wedding venues on the island. Admission is FREE. Mimosas will be served. For vendor information, please contact Wendy
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Outdoors Up for a Challenge?
Free Family Fun Plus a Chance to Win Big Time Family fun is taking on a new meaning this summer at Stewart Beach, located at 6th Street and Seawall Blvd., Galveston, with friendly competitions between families. The challenge will transform a portion of Stewart Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course includes 14 stations for kids and adults with eight new stations this year, including a bean bag game, a life-size battleship game, limbo, volley balloon, “beam” bag, giant Connect Four, and more. The event is FREE, and participants will have a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift card plus tickets to popular Galveston attractions. Family Beach Challenges are FREE and will take place on August 18th and September 22nd from 11am-5pm. The family with the most points at the end of the day will receive $2000 worth of tickets to Island attractions and a $500 gift card. For complete rules and regulations and to register in advance, go to galvestonchallenge.com.
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August 17th: Galveston Sand Crab 5K, 10K, and Kid’s Beach Mile - Start and finish at East Beach in Apffel Park. Run entirely on sand, the Sand Crab is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful Galveston Beach at night, and have a few beers and other refreshments while listening to great music with other runners on a summer night. All races are chip timed including the Kid’s Mile. The Kid’s Mile will start at 8pm. Parents are welcome to run with kids FREE of charge. The 5K/10K will start at 8:30pm.Registration prices are $20-$65. This event benefits The Galveston Island Humane Society. For more info and to register go to runintexas.com/gcrab. September 8th: Captain Kids Triathlon - In its 4th year, Captain Kids Tri is a triathlon just for kids. There are two divisions: Mates (USAT age 11-14) and Mini Mates (USAT ages 6-10), with different course distances. This race is $65. For more info and to register go to captainkidstri.com.
September 28th: 5k Shrimp Scamper - Enjoy the official 5K of the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival. This is your opportunity to scamper your way around Galveston’s beautifully rebuilt beach and follow it up with a day of great eats and drinks. For more info about the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival go to galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com. October 12th: Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. The walk will take place 8am-12 noon at Stewart Beach Park, 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info and to register go to act.alz.org. October 19th: The Toughest 10K Galveston This run is part of The Texas Bridge Series. Run the Kemah Bridge in September, the Galveston Causeway in October, and the Fred Hartman Bridge in November to get a commemorative special medal. For more info, toughest10kgalveston.org.
October 26th: The Daily News Press Run - Run, walk, or jog in Galveston’s premier Causeway Run. The Daily News Press Run supports the Newspapers In Education program. Featuring certified 5K and 10K courses, an exciting Kid’s 1K, vendor booths, food, drinks, snacks, moonwalks, music, a costume contest, and much more, this race is fun for everyone! For more info go to dailynewspressrun.com. December 15th: Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5k - Experience the magic of the Santa Hustle® Island Style! If you are a Christmas lover, enjoy overplayed holiday music, devouring candy and cookies, and joining in on an epic after-party, then grab your favorite friends and family and register. The Santa Hustle® swag is bound to make your jingle tingle even brighter with a Santa hat, Santa beard, finisher medal, and new performance hoodie! Make it an even more magical experience by adding on the “Santa Hustle Mrs. Claus Package” to your registration which includes a red tutu, arm warmers, candy cane socks, and two face tattoos. For more info go to santahustle.com/ galveston.
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association:
Hotter Than Hell Classic Tournament The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association (GCVA) is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA features an array of high-flying scheduled tournaments at Stewart Beach and East Beach, two of Galveston Island’s premier beach parks. Don’t miss out on the fun! You do not have to be a GCVA member to participate. Check-in at East Beach is at 8:30am with tournaments beginning promptly at 9am. For most tournaments, the first 100 players checking in at the beach will receive a free GCVA t-shirt. The entry fees are $25 per person, $50 per team. You are playing on a REAL BEACH on the Gulf of Mexico and are subject at all times to Mother Nature. The GCVA Recorder at (832)928-4120 is updated by 5am Tournament Day, and earlier if possible. For more info and to register for any of the tournaments go to gcva.net. • August 4th: Hotter Than Hell Classic • August 31st: GCVA Labor Day Classic • September 22nd: GCVA Season Closer
August 11th (11am-12 noon): Monarchs & Milkweed Seminar - Christine Anastas, a Galveston County Master Gardener and Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalist, will be giving a free Monarchs & Milkweed seminar at Tom’s Thumb Nursery. Her passion is monarch citizen science and staying up-to-date on both monarch and milkweed scientific studies. Her talk will include monarch basics and the milkweed that monarch caterpillars need to survive. There will be freebies and beverages. This will be held at Tom’s Thumb Nursery, 2014 45th St., Galveston. No advance registration is necessary. August 18th (6:30-7:30pm): Summer Sunset Yoga Series - Family Service Center and The Yoga Haven are teaming up for a Summer Sunset Yoga Series. Come by to practice mindfulness while doing some rejuvenating yoga on the beach. This will be held at 81st and Seawall and is FREE to attend. Bring a mat or towel and some water to stay cool. For more info go to facebook.com/ events/341937813130887.
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33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle to be Held Saturday, August 24th
Sea Star Base Galveston:
Youth Sailing Saturdays
The 33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition will take place on Saturday August 24th at East Beach in Galveston. The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beachfront, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours. The judging of the sculptures is rated on originality of concept, artistic execution, technical difficulty, carving technique, and utilization of the site. In addition to the Golden Bucket, awards are given in several categories including Best Traditional Castle, Best Architectural Icon, Kidtastic! - LEGO Edition, Best Science Fiction, Best Sports and Houston-centric as well as best team t-shirt design, best team signage, best costume, and public favorite. At the end of the day, everyone goes home with memories of a great day at the beach filled with fun, sand, and sun. The schedule for the day is: • 9am: Watch how the pros prepare and set up in order to build large scale sculptures. Feel free to ask questions about their techniques and tools as well as post your photos using #AIASandCastle.
• 10am-3pm: SandCastle building, music, and refreshments. Valid ID is required to get beer from the beer tents. • 1-3:30pm: Public favorite voting: be sure to vote for your favorite sand sculptures! • 3-4pm: Sandcastle judging • 4:30pm: Team T-shirt design presentation and Awards ceremony at the stage After the event, the general public is great at respecting the sand sculptures. Please remind the kids not to climb on them. The sculptures always last throughout Sunday and into Monday as they slowly crumble away. This is the perfect time to come back and carefully get in close to take some photographs. Parking at East Beach Galveston is $15, cash only, and is collected by the Galveston Parks Board. There is no ATM. Feel free to bring your own picnic, coolers, and chairs and enjoy the beach. Please contact East Beach at (409)762-EAST or visit galveston.com/beachparks with questions.
Galveston Island Pleasure Pier:
Galveston Island State Park:
Movie Nights on the Pier 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. 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. • August 30th-September 2nd: Weekend Adventure Pass – Three Parks – One pass for $49.99 enjoy unlimited visits on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day to the Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk and Downtown Aquarium Houston.
Sunday Movie Night
Through August 11th, enjoy a movie under the stars on the pier. Movies this season are: • August 4th: “Incredibles 2” • August 11th: “Wonder Park”
Stage 25 Live Music
• August 1st: Texas Country Music Series with Carrie Marie • August 8th: Texas Country Music Series with Caleb & The Homegrown Tomatoes
Explore the Bay & A Sunset Paddle at the Park Galveston Island State Park is located on the west end of the island at 14901 FM 3005, Galveston. For more info call (409)737-1222 or go to tpwd. state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island. The beachside of Galveston State Park (everything south of FM 3005) is closed as renovations take place. The side facing the bay will remain open. This closing is expected to last for about three years. August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th (10-11:15am): Bay Explorations - Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of the explorations of the connections between the mainland and the island paradise of Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abounds with life. August 10th (5:30pm): Sunset Paddle - The Friends of Galveston Island State Park provides a great experience on the water with a guide. Safety, paddling tips, and environmental education will be given during this active aquatic tour. Reserve your spot for a quick instruction, free gear rental, and a guided trip with a trained guide into the protected cove of Galveston Bay. You will start with an orientation on land, paddle out into the bay, and return before the sun sets. The starting location is the Oak Bayou picnic area. Register by emailing email@example.com.
• August 16th: National Roller Coaster Day - Buy one All-Day Ride Pass, get one for $5.
Free Sandcastle Building Lessons For All Ages Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. Every Saturday through August 17th, 8am-4pm, Galveston will host a FREE family-friendly event to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive FREE sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11am followed by lessons at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Equipment will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. The lessons will take place on the sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. Parking at Stewart Beach costs $15 per car. For more info, visit galvestonbeachinfo.com. 16 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
At its strategic perch overlooking Offatts Bayou, Sea Star Base Galveston (SSBG) resembles a five-star hotel beckoning guests to stop in. But looks can be deceiving. Sea Star Base Galveston is a youth based non-profit organization, and its mission is providing outstanding marine and aquatic programs where youth can learn teamwork and leadership skills, self-reliance and confidence, maritime career pathways, and independence of mind, body and spirit. Please go to ssbgalveston.org/camps for information and registration, or call (409)572-2560. Sea Star Galveston is based at 7509 Broadway, Galveston. Upcoming events include: August 5th to 10th: Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp - This is the final session of Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp. Registration is still available for resident and day campers. August 10th-12th: The U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat Class is designed for people who want a refresher or for those who have little to no experience. This is a three (3) day class, and the fee is $250 for members or $350 for non-members. Upon passing this course, you will receive your U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat certification. This internationally recognized certification will allow you to bareboat charter keelboats up to 27’ almost anywhere in the world. It will also allow members to use SSBG sonars anytime SSBG is open, and boats that are not currently utilized in a program. August 17th: The Boy Scouts of America NOVA Award 2019 Science Everywhere is being offered to all Cub Scouts looking to earn the NOVA Award Belt Loop/ Pin for Science. This course is designed to help Cub Scouts explore how science affects daily life. The Science belt loop/ pin will teach scouts how to complete scientific experiments and will help them learn how to present their experiment results in an exciting and fun way. Participants will learn about animals in the oceans, the different phases of water, and how levers and pulleys make daily life more comfortable. This program will help instill the use of science to understand the world around us. August 17th (7am-12 noon): Fishing Basics is a 4-hour class that teaches knot tying, casting, lure selection for different species of fish, and how to catch fish in the Galveston waters. Participants will have the opportunity to fish off beautiful private docks for redfish, speckled trout, black drum, sheepshead, pinfish, catfish, stingray, and more. The cost is $50 per person, and all ages are welcome to attend, but a parent or guardian must accompany those under seven years old. August 24th to 25th – U.S. Powerboating Course is being offered to all who wish to get out of the classroom and get behind the wheel. This 16-hour, hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills. No previous experience is required. Price is $315 per person. Bring a lunch and dress comfortably for both indoor and outdoor activities. August 31st (8am-5pm): Essentials of Kayak Touring is an American Canoe Association (ACA) Kayaking Level II course where participants will learn about the parts of the boat and their function, basic paddle strokes, and rescues. Upon completion of the course, participants will have the skills needed to self-rescue, assist in a rescue of someone else, and be able to maneuver their kayak efficiently and effectively on calm bodies of water. The cost of this 8-hour course is $100.
Every Saturday (9-11am and 1-5pm): Youth Sailing Program - In the Youth Sailing program, children learn stewardship of our oceans, coasts, and communities; dedicated volunteers heavily mentor them in physical skills, social skills, critical thinking, and teamwork skills that will carry them throughout life. Beginning Sailors meet 9-11am; Intermediate Sailors meet 1-5pm. Pricing is $40 per child per session. Every Saturday (2-4pm): Adaptive Sailing Program, which was voted the best in the nation by U.S. Sailing in 2015, continues to thrive and grow. This program is for all people with disabilities or post-traumatic stress (PTSD). Please call to schedule a time to try it out and see if this program is for you.
At Artist Boat This Month:
Kayak Tours Offers More Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors 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.
Bucket Brigade: Free Interpretive Beach Tours
Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours are free for the public, last approximately 45 minutes, and are offered at Stewart Beach in Galveston. Join the Bucket Brigade in exploring the creatures and features that make Galveston beaches unique. Hands-on activities investigate topics including Galveston’s turbid water, marine debris, Sargassum landings, and more. Starting in August, tours are offered FridaySunday through August 31st. Participants can sign up on location near the Beach Patrol Tower #6 at Stewart Beach. Tours are scheduled to start at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.
Sea Citizens Orientation
Where’s your heart? Sea lover? Land lover? Bird lover? Join Artist Boat for their upcoming Sea Citizen Orientation. Whether your interest is in restoring habitat, educating the public with Bucket Brigades, Public Kayak Adventures, helping with events and outreach, helping with the day-to-day tasks that keep Artist Boat’s office running - there is an opportunity for you. Sea Citizens Orientations are August 11th, and October 11th at 9-11am. Orientations are held at the Artist Boat office, 2627 Avenue O in Galveston. Come see what opportunities are available.
Volunteer Open Work Day at The Coastal Preserve
Develop a sense of purpose by Volunteering with Artist Boat at the Coastal Heritage Preserve. Build connections, learn something new, and meet new people while having fun outdoors. At a Volunteer Workday, you can help preserve and restore the native coastal prairie ecosystem. Activities might include planting native grasses, laying down seeds, taking care of the native plant nursery, removing or treating for invasive species, and more. This is held the first and third Thursdays in Galveston at the coastal Heritage Preserve. Events are open to the public but you must RSVP to the Habitat and Stewardship Program Manager at artistboat.org.
Float the Boat 2019
Save the date for Float the Boat 2019, the annual Artist Boat fundraiser and gala. This year, Artist Boat celebrates its 15th birthday Saturday, November 16th, 6-9:30pm at The Trolley Station, 2021 Strand, Downtown Galveston. The event will include a plated gourmet dinner, live music, live and silent auctions; plus you can enter to win a kayak! There will be complimentary beer and wine and more surprises. This year’s theme is “Shapes of the Sea.” This year’s event will be honoring the West Galveston Island Property Owners Association (WGIPOA), a long time supporter of Artist Boat. WGIPOA’s mission is to preserve and protect the Gulf and bay shoreline and the quality of life as the west end continues to develop. Purchase tickets at artistboat.org. Sponsorships are currently available.
Book Signings This Month at Galveston Bookshop Galveston Bookshop is located Downtown Galveston at 317 23rd Street, Galveston. For more info call (409)750-8200 or go to galvestonbookshop.com.
Friday, August 2nd (5-7pm): “The Bird Boys” by Lisa Sandlin
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for author Lisa Sandlin with the sequel to her well received debut novel, “The Do-Right.” After a serial killer almost murders Delpha Wade (“The Do-Right,” 2015), the county hospital releases her into the handcuffs of the police for questioning. The reason is she killed the man who was trying to kill her, and she is, after all, an ex-con. It’s Beaumont in the 1970s and mindsets don’t change very fast along the Texas Gulf Coast. Her boss, the neophyte private detective Tom Phelan, sets out to get her cleared, and quickly. He wants her back at work, and in no time they are back at it, scoring clients and getting deep into other people’s business. Their first case seems easy - two brothers, one searching, the other hiding - until it becomes clear one of them is a murderer. But which one? Maybe the half-grown red-haired girl who sees the invisible and the forgotten can help, if Delpha is wise enough to listen.
Saturday, August 10th (2-4pm): “Sunrise Over Keith Lake: A Cajun Autobiographical Cookbook” by Jim LaBove
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for author Jim Labove with his new book, which sheds a unique light on the Cajun way of life and cooking in Southeast Texas through stories about his family and his experiences growing up in the area. With a focus on the lives of his aunt, uncle, and cousins, Jim combines stories of his Cajun childhood with traditional recipes, field sketches, and period photographs to tell a one-of-a-kind story that might surprise even the surest of lovers of Cajun culture. “Sunrise Over Keith Lake” is the second installment in the “Cotton’s Seafood” line of
autobiographical cookbooks about bayou Cajun culture in the mid-20th century. Within these books, Jim recounts the stories, adventures, and harsh lessons of life experienced by a group of people often adjacent to (but rarely the focus of) national attention: The Acadian diaspora who settled in the salt marshes of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. The bayou Cajuns of this region lived rough, humble, unheralded lives far removed from the cosmopolitan Creole Cajun culture of New Orleans that often comes to mind in modern popular culture.
Saturday, August 17th (2-4pm): “Sandcastle of Pirates Beach, War of the Sky-Lords, Book One” by D. Edward Williams
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for author D. Edward Williams launching the first in a Young Adults series of fantasy novels set on Galveston Island. Book One of the “War of the Sky-Lords” series is a youthful adventure of magic and myth making. High adventure awaits two cousins when they accidentally stumble upon a hidden magical sandcastle at Pirate’s Beach. They are soon swept into an enchanted new world when a mysterious artifact shrinks them to the size of the local sand crabs. Exploring inside the sandcastle, the cousins quickly make new friends and formidable enemies. Through battles and ancient puzzles, they journey through an underground realm, only to learn that what has been taught them in their history books might be very different in real life, including the legends of local pirates, and other events related to Galveston Island. The journey through the Sandcastle’s domain reveals treasure both physical and spiritual. D. Edward Williams is a long-time Houston resident who has spent many a weekend raising his family on Pirate’s Beach in Galveston.
Saturday, August 24th (3-5pm): “Oleanders in June” by Whitney Vandiver
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for author Whitney Vandiver with her new historical novel of Galveston. The setting is Galveston in 1900. A year of training in the Signal Corps did nothing to prepare Alfred Ridgeway for his new post with the U.S. Weather Bureau on the edge of the Texas gulf. Alfred finds himself thrust into the strained relationship of renowned climatologist Isaac Cline and his assisting brother, Joseph. With rising
tensions in the office, Alfred begins to expand life beyond his duties at the bureau and soon meets the extraordinary Florence Keller. As the summer heats up, the bureau cuts ties with a valuable source of information, leaving the Galveston Weather Office blind during the peak of hurricane season. When a telegram warns of a storm in the gulf, Alfred will have to choose between following protocol or trusting his instincts. Whitney Vandiver is an avid reader who wrote her first story when she was eight years old. She is now a bibliophile, with more books than shelves, who writes historical fiction and mysteries. She resides in Pearland, Texas with her spouse and cat.
At Rosenberg Library This Month:
Book Clubs & Games Galore Finish the Summer Rosenberg Library is located Downtown at 2310 Sealy St., Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854 or go to rosenberg-library. org. All events are free and open to the public.
Mondays through August 19th (11am-12 noon): Paws to Read - Beginning readers practice his/her skills while sharing stories with Oliver, the book-loving dog. He’s friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the therapy dog who is accompanied by a handler. Register at the children’s reference desk. Saturday, August 3rd (10am): Saturday Storytimes - This fun time is all about your favorite books, shared aloud in the Children’s Department on the first Saturday of every month. Mondays through August 19th (5-7pm): Drop in Chess for Kids - Chess novices are invited to come learn the game and chess masters are challenged to test their skills at this weekly program featuring the classic game of kings and queens. Mondays, August 5th, 12th (2:30pm): Book Club - Sign up for the Book Club! Rosenberg invites rising 3rd-7th graders as they highlight great reads through activities, crafts, reading, games, and more. Each registration signs a reader up for two sessions. In the first, they will feature several books and give away a free copy, which they will discuss in session two. Registration is required for each pair of sessions. Participants must be rising 3rd-7th graders.
Every Monday through August 19th (2-5pm): Teen Gaming, Board Games – This will be games with cooperative, strategic fun – as well as Mario Kart and Smash Bros. on the Wii U.
Every Wednesday through August 21st (2-5pm): Teen Tabletop RPG - Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons! Space is limited, but come enjoy the story even if you can’t play. Friday, August 2nd (2-3pm): Minute to Win It Challenges - Do you have what it takes to flip bottles and land them, stack cups in a pyramid, and separate pieces of candy by color faster than anyone else? August 6th (2:30-5:30pm): Green Screen - Drop in for fun and see yourself on the big screen! There will be props and images to walk on the moon, visit planets and maybe be an alien! Friday, August 9th (2-4pm): Anime Club Anime, Pocky, soda, and tons of art supplies to draw your own manga! Friday, August 16th (2-5pm): Summer Reading Program Finale Party - Let’s wrap up the summer with a pizza party! There will be games, music, funny videos – and we’ll draw for the raffle prizes!
Through August 16th - Rosenberg Library Adult Summer Reading Program - Register via Beanstack on a computer, mobile device, or at the Reference Desk (second floor) and get a FREE summer reading book bag. Log your time online, and attend programs to earn prize scratch tickets and raffle tickets. Read and log 50 hours and earn a classy Henry Rosenberg coffee mug. August 8th (6:30-8:30pm): Adult Board Game Night - Come to try out a new-to-you board game like Pandemic, Catan, and more. Don’t worry, they will teach you the rules. August 15th (6:30-8pm): Adult Trivia Night Put together a team of two or more and come to enjoy this night. No team? Meet teammates here. August 20th (6-7pm): Adult Book Club - The book under discussion this month will be “Tears of the Trufflepig” (2019), by Fernando A. Flores. Come enjoy some tasty refreshments and delve into the month’s title. Tell us what you liked, and make suggestions for future book club choices. August 22nd (7pm): Finding Inner Peace in a Stressful World with Daya Sharma - The benefits of meditation are so great that by spending time in this practice each day, a peaceful metamorphosis can occur. Our stress levels decrease and we can view things from a different perspective. When we become peaceful it impacts our mental, emotional and spiritual health which has a great positive effect on those around us. Meditation can transform our lives and give us relief and solace. Join Daya Sharma and learn how to tap into the healing power of meditation.
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Galveston’s Own Farmers Market:
Okrafest Celebrates All Things Good
August 30th, 31st, September 1st:
Brewmasters Craft Beer Fest, Hoppiness Happiness This Gulf Coast beer festival draws enthusiasts for sun, fun, and samplings of more than 400 regional and international craft beers. Toast to the end of summer at the 10th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival in sunny Galveston Island, Texas. Named a Top 3 beer event by USA TODAY and revered by beer lovers across the region, BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is an immersive multi-day event over Labor Day weekend where visitors can tap into the world of craft beer on island time. Visitors will flock to Galveston Island in the pursuit of hoppiness and a craft beer experience unlike any other. With hundreds of craft beers, rare “Taste it First” selections, and a Brew-B-Que to boot, this 3-day event offers endless opportunities to learn from the best in the craft beer industry. Whether you are a craft-loyal drinker looking for a new summer fav, or just a newbie learning the ropes, BrewMasters is the ultimate event for experiencing the distinctive world of craft beer. As Clifton McDerby, Executive Director of Food & Vine Time Productions, Inc. explained, “We have always focused on craft beer education, making sure that everyone who comes to this event can not only experience the widest selection of craft beers available at any Texas festival but learn something from the craft masters themselves. Ultimately, we create a learning experience with immersion into the latest trends while attendees get the opportunity to taste and learn at the same time.” The three-day festival is packed with beer, cheer, and plenty of foam-filled events happening each day over the Labor Day weekend. Friday night, August 30th kicks off at 7pm with the spirited Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting event featuring a range of high-quality tequila-tasting and plenty of salt and nachos for all. Saturday, August 31st is all about craft beer and the innovative breweries which make it happen at the ultimate BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, which offers the chance to sample hundreds of the best beers in the world. Pay close attention to the “Taste it First” selections, which offer an exclusive opportunity to sample never-before-tasted craft beers. Want an intimate tasting experience with Texas’ finest? Then, the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour is for you. This tour, now part of the main tasting floor, provides a rare opportunity to meet some of the most successful and emerging breweries in the state. Guests will enjoy featured selections
At The Kitchen Chick This Month:
A Salute to Seafood & Unicorn Cooking Classes The Kitchen Chick, Downtown Galveston’s charming boutique kitchen shop, offers specialty gourmet kitchen wares and accessories, plus a full schedule of enticing cooking classes. Now in its new location at 2402 Market St., there’s a lot going on in the kitchen. Classes range from $50-$75. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Class sizes are kept small to ensure lots of interaction with the instructor. To reserve your spot call (409)4972999 or go to thekitchenchick.com. Classes are: 18 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
with each brewery offering a “Taste it First” selection and time with some of the most passionate and skilled brewers and owners in the industry. Not a fan of waiting in line? The BrewHaHa VIP Premium Lounge provides early access to the entire tasting floor plus an exclusive space to get crafty with light bites, and premium sampling. The VIP Zone opens at 2pm with the Grand Tasting at 3pm. Hear a wide range of experts on the Beer University Stage including a return of the very popular Women in Craft Beer panel where the women of craft beer talk about the growth of women in the industry. Meet James Simpson and Chad Pilbeam, hosts of “What’s on Tap Radio” and many more. To top off the foam-filled weekend, don’t miss the Brew-B-Que, Sunday, September 1st, 11:30am-2:30pm, featuring smokin’ hot smokehouse specialties from award-winning Pitmaster Patrick Feges and Erin Smith of Feges BBQ, recently recognized as one of the 25 Best New Barbecue Joints in Texas by “Texas Monthly,” plus live music and, of course, plenty of ice-cold brews. Make it a destination weekend. Set in Galveston’s tropical Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, with special events at various venues around the island, BrewMasters breaks out the barrels and serves up foam-filled perfection all weekend long. For more info on the festivities, visit brewmastersbeerfest.com. This is sponsored by Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ben E. Keith, Buffalo Brewing, City of Conroe, Constellation Brands, GEVC, Guinness, Karbach Brewing, Liber Industrial, Palm Bay International, SpeedPro Imaging The Woodlands, T-Mobile and The Wine Group. In-Kind partners include Community Impact News, Goya Foods, Infiniti Graphics, and Kelley Sweet Photography.
• July 31st-August 2nd (11am): Kid’s Cooking Class: Baking is Happiness • August 2nd (6:30pm): Boozy Creole Feast • August 3rd (11am and 2pm): Southern Biscuit • August 4th (1pm): Flower Power Advanced Cookie Class • August 10th (11am): Unicorn Cake Decorating • August 11th (1pm): Back to School Cookies • August 17th (11am): Drunk in Love, Macaroons with Boozy Fillings
Every Thursday 3-6pm and Sunday 9am-12 noon, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is held at The Bryan Museum Gardens, located at 1315 21st St. Come to the beautiful Conservatory and botanical gardens to relax and enjoy time and conversation with friends, family, and museum staff. It is always free to browse and most events are FREE to participate. At the market, there will be: • Live music • A chance to learn more about The Bryan Museum • FREE recycling with Keepin’ It Green: Every week, they accept your clean, rinsed recyclable plastics, glass, aluminum and paper/cardboard. KIG comes to pick it up every week after market. • FREE family-friendly activities sponsored by partners like Rosenberg Library, Galveston Island State Park, Galveston Island Humane Society, etc. • “BYOC” - Bring Your Own Cup: The market has eliminated single-use cups for the FREE Sunday morning coffee station and Thursday water station. Support the initiative by cleaning out your cupboards and donating unwanted mugs to the market for others to use. • The Thursday market features the Bryan Museum’s “Wine at the Bryan” weekly. Every Sunday (10am): Yoga Classes - These classes are led by local yoga teachers. All classes are FREE to attend. Every Third Thursday (3-6pm): Thirsty Thursdays is held every 3rd Thursday wherein Galveston Island Brewing donates beers first-come, first-serve to market customers! You can shop, sip and stroll the market while exploring the museum grounds and buying local foods. August 3rd (6-11pm): 5th Annual OkraFest will be held at Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O, Galveston. OkraFest is Galveston’s Own Farmers Market’s annual party where you will eat, drink and
Every Thursday (11am): A Little History and Lunch with Bobby at Hotel Galvez - Take a Hotel Galvez History Tour with guest favorite Mr. Bobby, the hotel’s guest ambassador, as he shares the history of Galveston and the hotel along with his personal anecdotes about growing up in Galveston and working at Hotel Galvez as a teenager more than 70 years ago. Off and on, Mr. Bobby has worked at Hotel Galvez for more than 20 years and has stories to tell. Following the tour, join Mr. Bobby for lunch in Galvez Bar & Grill. The history tour and lunch package is $34 per person and inclusive with a pre-set menu offering five wonderful lunch options, cornbread muffins, bread pudding, and iced tea or coffee. Advance reservations are required and available by calling (409)765-7721. Tours are held every Thursday at 11am. Hotel Galvez is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston. August 3rd (6-10pm): 10th Annual Casino For a Cause Please join for the 10th Annual Casino For a Cause honoring the Gonzalez Family. Master of Ceremonies will be Senator Larry Taylor. There will be live music featuring The Line-Up and casino gaming, live auction, and a raffle. Tickets or sponsorships can be purchased at rccgc.org/casinoforacause or at the RCC Store, 1802 Broadway, Galveston. Tickets start at $150 per person. This will be held at Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. August 7th-8th, September 11th-12th, November 13th-14th, December 11th-12th (6pm): Ghost Tour Dinner: Dine with the Ghosts at Hotel Galvez - Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., invites guests to learn more about the paranormal during its “Dinner with the Ghosts” tour. During
sat, AUGUST 3, 7-11 pm Garten Verein Silent auction, raffle prizes make merry - all in the name&ofdoor the community, local agriculture, and good food for all. The Cocktails LI VE MU SI C funds raised support GOFMDaiquiri in itsTime work towards Kevin Anthony & GTown Out bettering this community by connecting folks to betterEpicurean food, to better and tobeer one another. bites health,Craft Chefsfundraiser The 5th Local annual is an Island epicurean Galveston Brewingfeast with local foods sourced from nearby farms and food artisans, prepared by local chefs who deserve MORE INFO & TICKETS AVAILABLE AT a GalvestonsOwnFarmersMarket.com/okrafest spotlight. Served in the beautiful historic Garten Verein, the night is rounded off with a silent auction, raffle prizes, live music and plenty of drinks and food to share. Small plates of summer fare will be prepared by: Chef Daya Meyers-Hurt of Fish Co. Taco, Chef Ouida Cook of Soul 2 Soul Café, Chef Brian Peper of Peper Productions, and Chef Mary Bass. Cocktails and brews will be supplied by Galveston Island Brewing and Daiquiri Time Out. If you have questions or concerns, please contact casey@gofarmersmarket. com. August 20th, September 17th (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)938-7221. You can receive $30 of FREE fruits, vegetables, and plants from local farmers at the weekly markets. Vouchers are good until Halloween and can only be distributed one per year. You must bring your WIC “Shopping List” (the paper printout you get at the clinic) in order to receive the vouchers.
the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel, which is considered one of the most haunted places in Galveston. The tour begins at 6pm and is followed by dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $56 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Advance reservations are required. For reservations call (409)7657721. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. August 8th (12 noon-10pm): Rita’s National Frozen Custard Day - You are invited to celebrate National Frozen Custard Day at Rita’s, 6026 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. Bring your friends and family for a promotional size serving of award winning Frozen Custard in a cup or cone for just .99 cents all day. Please remember, one promotional offer per guest per visit. August 17th (12 noon-3pm): BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class - BrisketU is the perfect setting for indoor and outdoor hands-on instruction on smoking brisket and other cuts of beef, pork, and fowl. Experienced pitmasters, passionate about the BBQ culture, teach proven techniques for mastering your BBQ pit. In a casual atmosphere, BrisketU will endow you with the tools and skills to choose the right meat, trim it, rub it, smoke it, baby it, cut it, serve it, and eat it. In addition, BrisketU imparts the finer points on wood selection and smoke profiles, fire ignition tips, heat management, and the best practices to ensure you a consistent outcome every time you crank up the pit as a certified BrisketU Pitmaster. Tickets are $74 and available at brisketu.com. This will be held at Galveston Island Brewing, located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.
Upcoming Foodie Festivals:
• August 30th, 31st, September 1st: Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival • September 27th-28th: Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival • October 12th-13th: Galveston Island Greek Festival - Ompah! • October 25th-26th: The Island Oktoberfest
For a Princess: A Worthy & Honorable Cause
At Galveston Arts Center This Month:
“Erin Curtis’ Night and Day” Opening August 24th at Galveston Arts Center
On view August 24th-November 17th is “Erin Curtis’ Night and Day.” There will be an Opening Reception Saturday, August 24th, 6-9pm with an Artist Talk at 6:30pm. This is free to attend. Curtis’ exhibition includes recent large-scale paintings that are dense with color and pattern. Her layered, cut-canvas works contain disrupted surfaces and reflect an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, architecture, nature, and ritual. The paintings in “Night and Day” are nearly overwhelmed by an unreadable chaos that is pulled back to the edge of order by familiar patterns and forms. The exhibition will be on view through November 17th, 2019. Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Curtis’s work combines utopian ideals of beauty and structure, with process and chance. Primarily working as a painter, she also creates large-scale, site-specific installations and public art projects. She has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Curtis has had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, California (2016), Big Medium Gallery, Austin, Texas (2015) and Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC (2015). She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, the City of Washington D.C., Facebook, Art in Embassies, and the City of Austin. In the summer of 2019, a 20- foot tall cut brick mural commissioned by Intelligentsia Coffee will be installed in downtown Austin. Curtis attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and was awarded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com. In GAC’s second-floor galleries, the exhibition “Exchange Rate” is on view through October 6th. The exhibition features artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. “Exchange Rate” features work by Corey Ackelmire, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Deborah Mersky, Phillip Pyle II, Dan Tague, The Art Guys, and Anthony Thompson Shumate. These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at galvestonartscenter.org. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.
August 24th, October 12th, November 30th (6-9pm): ARTWALK - For over 25 years, the Galveston Arts Center has organized ArtWalk on eight Saturday evenings each year in the heart of Galveston’s historic district. ArtWalk takes place inside existing art galleries (both commercial and non-profit) and other spaces such as cafes and shops that showcase rotating art exhibits. One of the Galveston Arts Center’s largest programs, ArtWalk supports the arts community and connects a diverse assortment of local places to see, learn about and purchase original art. For more info, locations, and more, go to galvestonartscenter.org. August 2nd-3rd (1pm-4pm): 2 Day Taiguruma Kids’ Workshop - Taiguruma are the traditional Japanese fish-shaped lantern on wheels, and making them is a favorite children’s’ pastime during an annual celebration in Niigata, Japan, a sister city of Galveston. The people of Niigata love spreading the word about this custom, and visitors from the city will conduct this workshop, which will be conducted at an elementary level for children 10 and up. This class cost is $85. Every Tuesday (6-8pm): Ceramic Studio - Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-D sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. This course uses ancient methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including coil construction and slab-construction. Fees are $50 for two sessions or $75 for four sessions. Join at any time! Every Wednesday (6-7:30pm): Life Drawing Studio - Drawing the human figure from a live model is the foundation of nearly all studio art programs. If you have an interest in portrait painting, character design, comics/manga, game design, illustration, animation, fashion design, medical illustration, or just learning to “see” like an artist, this is for you! Live models pose for short “gestures” and longer poses of up to 90 minutes. Sessions are $15 and 3-month passes are available for $100. Every Thursday (5:30-7:30pm): Fiber Arts Studio - This is a new studio program with Rachael Montemayor. Explore the rich world of fiber art with local artist and fashion designer Rachael Montemayor. Learn and be inspired to make objects, wearable art, and décor from fibers such as wool, silk, linen, driftwood, and repurposed materials by wet felting, weaving, crocheting, and knotting. A large supply of natural fibers and textiles are available through this program. This course is for 3 weeks. Cost is $25 per day and materials are provided.
August 11th (12 noon-7pm): Princess Samitha Artist Auction & Cancer Benefit - “Our beloved Princess Samitha has a battle that she’s fighting very hard to keep ahead of. We want to celebrate all of her joys and hold onto her for all the hard times too. This event is a celebration of the fun and loving community that she has built with her art and her gallery dreams. This is a day of love!” There will be a live auction and fundraiser for Samitha Edwards to help bear the burden of the treatments. Musical host will be Catherine Stroud. There will also be a Silent Auction with items, all created by artists in the Galveston community. All auction items will be identified on a card and added into the event. Live auction items will be paid upon final bid being accepted even if you have a phone advocate bidding for you. Silent Auction items will be biddable all evening until 7pm. This will be held at Sharky’s Tavern, 504 25th St., Downtown Galveston. You can donate items for auction by contacting From the HeART Gallery, 2111 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, (409)00-3009. August 18th (1-6pm): Headshots for Samitha - Buried Treasure Photography and From The Heart Gallery will be hosting a day of Headshots for Samitha. You will receive two professionally shot headshots for $50. All proceeds will go to Samitha and Scott Edwards to aid in her fight against cancer! Please come out and show your support. Samitha has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. It is in her spine, skull and both lungs with the largest mass (3cm) in her right lung. Show your support, love and care of this family at this photo shoot. For more info go to facebook.com/ events/448876525844826.
Joseph C. Henderson is Featured Artist in August The Galveston Art League Gallery is located at 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston. For more info go to GalvestonArtLeague.com. As a child, award-winning artist Joseph C. Henderson liked to paint. But Henderson – the Galveston Art League’s Featured Artist for August – didn’t start painting seriously until moving to Galveston about five years ago. For three decades before that, Henderson, now 63, was a registered architect — which could explain why he likes to include famous city landmarks in his paintings. He also enjoys painting beaches and boats. Henderson’s passion for art began when he was in middle school, with the youngster often painting in his family’s Indianapolis basement. Family, friends, and a very strong art faculty in high school were highly supportive. He began painting with watercolors but now works in acrylic on panel or canvas. Henderson says his painting process is typical: He begins with an underpainting layer of burnt sienna and then he sketches the subject while working from photographs. He develops the scene with additional darker tones, eventually adding color and adjusting colors as the painting develops.
Henderson believes artists should keep their minds open: “Explore new styles, subject matter, and media. Embrace the unexpected when you work. An unintended effect might completely alter the piece you are working on, often with great results.” He has won several awards in Galveston Art League juried competitions, including McGivney Purchase Awards in 2017 and 2018. (Those paintings are now part of the Rosenberg Library’s permanent art collection.) Pictured is the “Heye House,” a painting by Joseph C. Henderson, was a McGivney winner in a Galveston Art League competition. It’s now in the permanent collection of the Rosenberg Library in Galveston.
August 5th-9th (9am-12 noon): Japanese Folk Art Workshop - You can learn to do Taiguruma, a historic folk art from Niigata, Japan, during this half-day workshop hosted by the Galveston Art League. All materials are provided as artist Motoyuki Noguchi guides you in the creation of a traditional fish-cart lantern or watermelon-slice lantern made of wood, bamboo, and special paper. The workshop cost is $115. Register and pay via the “Workshops” tab at GalvestonArtLeague.com. Galveston Art League Gallery is located at 2117A Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston; GalvestonArtLeague.com/workshops. html or (832)752-3280.
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Music Galveston Symphony Orchestra:
New 2019-2020 Season Announced for Its 40th Anniversary
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The Galveston Symphony Orchestra provides quality classical music, inspiring audiences and musicians alike with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement. All concerts start at 4pm and are at The 1894 Grand Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston. Arrive early to hear Conductor Saeverud’s pre-concert remarks and dive deeper into the concert experience. Each concert is about two hours (with intermission). Season tickets are currently on sale for $200 for adults, and $125 for students which includes one ticket for each concert. This is a guaranteed same seat for each performance, plus a free ticket exchange for unused tickets for another performance. Right now, a bonus is available for first-time season subscribers - you can get a FREE companion ticket for the entire season! Flex discount packages are available for $200 for adult and $125 for students and includes seven tickets to any performance in the season. Use these however you like - use all seven to see the same concert and/or bring friends to a favorite performance. Your choice! Single performance tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets are available online at galvestonsymphony.org, in person at the Box Office at The Grand, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, or by calling (409)765-1894 or (800)821-1894. This season is:
Pops Concert: Celebrating The Grand’s 125 Years!
Sunday, September 1st (4pm) This concert features fun music from the 1890s and more! Megan Stapleton, soprano has performed with Houston Grand Opera, GSO, Houston Baroque, Houston’s Bach Society, Houston’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society, the Paul English Jazz Trio, and many more.
Masterworks Concert: Beethoven’s Seventh
Sunday, October 13th (4pm) Enjoy hearing a rarely performed work by English composer and suffragette Ethel Smyth, the “Wreckers Overture.” Hailed by the New York Times as “a pianist to watch [with] brilliant technique,” Evelyn Chen has performed with major orchestras across the globe. A winner of several international competitions, her recordings have received critical acclaim worldwide. Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 2, Evelyn Chen on piano and Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 will be performed.
Masterworks Concert: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Sunday, December 1st (4pm) This is a not to be missed evening with Grace Park, winner of the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition. Her diverse career has carried her from solo and chamber performances in the world’s foremost concert halls to educational workshops in inner-city schools as an artist resident with Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Park plays on a 1799 Nicolas Lupot, generously on loan from a private collection. Weber, Freischütz Overture; Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto, Grace Park, violin; Debussy, Berceuse Heroique; and Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis will be performed.
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Sunday, January 5th (4pm) Celebrate the New Year with a program of fun, lighthearted works.
Masterworks Valentine’s Concert: Trond Plays Paganini
Sunday, February 9th (4pm) Galveston own Symphony Orchestra Conductor Trond Saeverud plays a very special concert! Trond’s remarkable career includes performing as a concert violinist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Lincoln Center, and recitals in Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall, New York. He has recorded with Norwegian and Danish orchestras on the BIS, Grappa, Simax and Aurora labels. His recital CD, HIKA, with pianist Einar J. Rottingen was Editor’s Choice, “Strad Magazine,” May 2001 – and his solo CD “Ghosts” received the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy Award in 1998. Paganini, Violin Concerto No. 1, Trond Saeverud, violin; and Howard Hanson, Symphony No. 2 “Romantic” will be performed.
Masterworks Concert: Tchaikovsky: Pathétique
Sunday, March 15th (4pm) Experience the world premiere of a new work, “Piano Concerto No. 2” by GSO Conductor Trond Saeverud’s father, the prolific Norwegian composer Ketil Hvoslef (four-time recipient of the Norwegian Society of Composers’ “Work of the Year” award) with pianist Andrew Staupe. ANDREW STAUPE is emerging as one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists. In 2012 Andrew made his Carnegie Hall debut to critical acclaim: “Staupe gave a brilliant performance, handling the virtuosic demands with apparent ease… I was stunned- this was one of the most incredible performances… A once in a lifetime performance!” (NY Concert Review). Balakirev, Tamara; Hvoslef, Piano Concerto No. 2 (World Premiere), Andrew Staupe, piano; and Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” will be performed.
Masterworks Concert: Pines of Rome Sunday, April 19th (4pm) Peter Verhoyen is principal piccolo for the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra. He teaches piccolo at the Royal Flemish Conservatories of Antwerp and Brussels. Together with Stefaan Craeynest, he is the co-founder of Arco Baleno, a chamber music ensemble consisting of string quartet and flute. Peter has made several CDs as well as various radio recordings. Lili Boulanger, D’un Matin de Printemps, arr. JoAnn Falletta & Terrie Baune; Haydn, Symphony No. 94; Vivaldi, Piccolo Concerto in C | Peter Verhoyen, piccolo; and Respighi, Pines of Rome will be performed.
Moody Mansion Music Series with Galveston Symphony Orchestra
This year, you can experience intimate extraordinary soloist recitals in the elegant ballroom of the historic Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, Galveston. As part of this series, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. Free parking is behind Moody Mansion and on the street. • October 11th (7pm): Piano Recital • November 29th (7pm): Grace Park, violin and Charlie Tauber, piano • January 25th (7pm): Classical Trio with Brilliant pianist Evelyn Chen, joined by her husband, cellist Brinton Averil Smith, and GSO Conductor Trond Saeverud. • February 7th (7pm): Trond Saeverud, violin • March 13th (7pm): Andrew Staupe, piano • April 17th (7pm): Peter Verhoyen, piccolo Season tickets are $195 for one ticket to each of the six concerts. Tickets are $40 per concert online or $45 at the door. Tickets are available online at galvestonsymphony.org/moody-mansion-music, by downloading the season reservation form and mailing with payment.
Galveston Beach Band Performs Free Concerts
Jason Crabtree: Trading Pine Trees For an Island Breeze By Johnny Griffith
Jason Crabtree grew up running around the hills and hollers of East Texas. It was there he discovered a love of music, people, and using the former to build relationships with the latter. A graduate of Gladewater High School, Jason spent the last several years on and around stages in the Piney Woods where his soulful style of country music and distinctive baritone voice won over plenty of fans. Recently, however, Jason and his family decided to take their talents to the beach and relocated to Galveston where he has quickly become a regular on stages and patios across the island. We recently caught up to him to find out a little more about his background and what he’s been doing since he got here: Johnny: When did you first become interested in music? Jason: At a very early age, probably around 7 or 8. I can remember singing in the car along with Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and many others. I loved driving my parents crazy with my off key singing. Johnny: What was the one thing in music that grabbed you early and wouldn’t let go? Jason: Honestly, I was a big fan of the Sunday country countdowns. I used to lock myself in a closet around the age of 12, with a handheld recorder and I’d record myself singing along with all the greats. I was really just drawn to country early on and all of the emotions behind the music and lyrics. Johnny: Was it always guitar for you or is that where you landed eventually? Jason: Yeah it was always guitar for me. I just wish I’d started playing at a much younger age. I didn’t start actually learning to play until I was 20 years old. Johnny: What were some of your early musical influences? Jason: George Strait, Garth Brooks, The Judds, Alan Jackson. Even bands such as U2 and Guns N’ Roses I really enjoyed. Johnny: When did you start writing music? Jason: I started writing really soon after picking up guitar, so around 21 years old. I still don’t consider myself much of a writer but I do have a passion for it. Johnny: Where do you draw from for source material for your original stuff? Jason: Most of my life I’ve felt like I’ve lived a long country song. I’ve been through many hard times in life, and also, many great uplifting times. So I mainly just draw from life experiences. I know that’s probably a bit of a vague answer, but it’s true. Johnny: When did you figure out this music life was for you? Jason: Probably when I toured with Neal McCoy for 2 years. I admired not only his amazing voice, but how he could just have an audience eating out of the palm of his hands. He is an amazing person and entertainer. I could only hope to be that type of entertainer someday, but I know I have that personality and leadership to be just like him. Johnny: You’re originally from Northeast Texas, what brought you to Galveston? Jason: I’ve always wanted to live on an island! No, seriously though it just seemed like the best fit for my wife and I and our young family. I never imagined I’d have been as welcomed and made
so many so many good friends that I’ve met since we’ve been here. It’s truly the most laid back, supportive, and friendly people I’ve ever been around. I have actually been looking for full-time work in Texas City but for now music has been amazing for us. Johnny: About how many shows a month are you playing these days? Jason: Recently I’ve been playing up to 5 times per week. I try to play as often as I can pick up a gig. Johnny: How much of your set list is original versus cover? What is the favorite cover to do? Jason: Honestly in the music settings down here, I’d say 90% is covers. I’ll throw in a few originals but being a touristy atmosphere I like to keep it mostly to songs everyone is familiar with. Probably my favorite cover song to play is George Strait “Unwound” or Keith Whitley “Tell Lorrie I Love Her”. Johnny: Are you primarily performing as a solo artist or are you sitting in with other musicians? Jason: Primarily, yes, just solo but I have sat in with a few other artists and it’s been very enjoyable. I even get to sit in with my brother, Jaredd Reed, who is the front man for the Brush Poppers, and they have a very good following in the area. Also, I’ve had the pleasure of playing some song swaps with Mr. David Richardson. Like I stated before, everyone really works together to find work down here even if it means sharing the earnings. Johnny: How would you describe your original music stylistically and how did that process develop over the years? Jason: I’m a really big fan of Keith Whitley and George Strait so I like to write heartfelt touching music similar to what these greats have performed all of their lives. Music from the heart that touches people and pulls on the heart strings. Johnny: What has been your best memory so far in your musical journey? Jason: I’ve opened for so many great artists over the last ten-plus years. Those have been very memorable moments for me. I’ve opened for greats like Neal McCoy, Michael Martin Murphy, Radney Foster, Gary P. Nunn, Brandon Rhyder, Jamie Richards, and many others. These were great times, but honestly sharing the stage with my fellow “ankle biting” musician friends have truly been the most memorable for me. Like the time myself and Dempsey Pullen played a four and a half hour show and never took a break. Those are the moments you really remember. Johnny: Where can people find you performing over the next couple of months? Jason: I have a standing weekly show with David Richardson at Brewchachos on the Strand. I’m also playing numerous shows for my great friends at the Huli Huli Hut on 19th Street. I have a show coming up at 3 Doors Down bar on the 17th with my brother Jaredd Reed. I’m in the process of booking many other shows at venues such as the Drunken Monkeyz, The Playground, Poop Deck, Bubbas on the Strand, and many other venues in Galveston. Folks can follow me at Jason Crabtree Music on Facebook. And I constantly and consistently update that page with upcoming shows. Johnny: What is on your radar for the rest of 2019 that has you excited? Jason: In truth, just playing as many shows as I possibly can and getting my name out there. I aspire to be one of the best on the island and I want people to know me as the artist that pours his heart into every show no matter how big the crowd. I want residents and tourists alike to remember me after they’ve attended a show. Follow Jason at facebook.com/crabscurtistree.
The Galveston Beach Band, founded by Frank Incaprera’s father, has been providing concerts for over 90 years. Frank, the band leader, has been attending concerts since he was four months old! And some members of the band have been part of the band for 40+ years. FREE concert times are every Tuesday evening, 7-10pm. The concert location is at Sealy Pavilion off Broadway and in front of the Rosenberg Library in downtown Galveston. The Galveston Beach Band concerts play a wide variety of music drawing from Jazz, shows, and music of its time. Starting in the 1920’s, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper’s front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined but was then revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proudly family venue, the concerts are a diverse mix of much-loved show tunes, big band numbers, and jazz. Frank Incaprera is the driving force behind the Galveston Beach Band. From annual quests for funding to music selection, conducting, and playing solos, Frank is front and center stage. He is a man of monumental commitment and under his nearly 50-year leadership, the summer concerts continue to bring pleasure to so many. In 2014 Frank celebrated his 90th birthday. Sponsored by Galveston Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provides FREE, good, clean, family-fun from June to mid August.
At Galveston Island Brewing:
GIB Crawls Around
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, MondayThursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.
• Every Sunday (1-4pm): Sunday Hootenanny • August 30th (5-9pm): David Richardson, Geoff Fish • August 31st (12 noon-8pm): Alligator Handshake and Bayou City Eats Food Truck • September 1st: DEM Roots • September 2nd (4-7pm): Dr. Larry B on the Keys Other events are: 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. August 3rd, September 7th (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. Please bring a towel, yoga mat, and any additional yoga equipment that you need. Water and sunscreen are recommended. This is FREE of charge. All levels welcome. August 17th (12 noon-3pm): BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class - BrisketU is the perfect setting for indoor and outdoor hands-on instruction on smoking brisket and other cuts of beef, pork, and fowl. Experienced pitmasters, passionate about the BBQ culture, will teach proven techniques for mastering your BBQ pit. Tickets are $74 and available at brisketu.com.
A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Good Time The 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 prekindle.com/events/ oldquarteracousticcafe or find them on Facebook. Reservations can be made by emailing amora528@gmail. com or calling (409)762-9199. Get your tickets early, some of these shows will sell out fast. Most shows start between 8-8:30pm. • August 2nd: Brandon Rhyder with Fate & Melanie opening • August 3rd: Mark Gorman & His Band • August 8th & 9th: Gary P. Nunn with Brad Boyer • August 10th: Butch Hancock, Johnny Chops • August 11th: Jim Lauderdale with James Steinle • August 16th: Special Song Prompt Showcase • August 24th: Greg Schroeder & Friends featuring Jacob Furr and Gabe Wootton • August 29th: John Evans and Lew Card • August 30th: Gabe Wootton Songwriters Series with Dub Miller • August 31st: Two Tons of Steel • September 8th: Jason Charles Miller with Jack Barksdale • September 13th: Harbors over Highways • September 14th: Lisa Morales Band • September 19th: Great Aunt from Australia • September 20th: An Evening with Susan Gibson with Keeton Coffman opening • September 21st: Trout Fishing in America • September 27th: Jana Pochop and Shawnee Kilgore • September 28th: Gabe Wootton Songwriter Series • October 4th: Jason James • October 11th: Nick Nace, Heather Little, and Chris Moyse • October 17th: Brightwire, Randal Conrad Olinger, Clancy Jones • October 18th: Mandy Rowden, George Ensle, Hank Woji • October 19th: Wood & Wire • November 8th: Jesse Dayton with Mike Stinson • November 14th: Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell • November 16th: David Olney • December 8th: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott • December 28th: Jeff Plankenhorn
August 10th (5-9pm):
5th Annual Pub Crawl Join the fun in Downtown Galveston at this FREE event for 21 year olds and older. Show up, sip, and take home a commemorative pub crawl pint glass. Get there early to ensure you get a punch card. Your punch card guarantees you the commemorative pint glass. One punch card per person. Visit all of participating bars, grab a beer, look for a GIB rep, and get your punch at each bar. Participating bars are Symposium Brewpub & Huli Huli Hut (310 19th & 312 19th), Murphy’s Irish Pub (213-215 22nd St.), Playground Patio Bar & Grill (2325 Strand), Brews Brothers, Galveston (2404 Strand St.), and the final stop and after party is Stuttgarden Tavern On the Strand (111 23rd St.). For more info call (409)740-7000 or go to Facebook. GalvestonIslandGuide.com • 21
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TheIslandGuide@gmail.com Pier Club - Britney Doyal, Yaga’s – Heights Funk Collective, Galveston Live Island7-10 10-1 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Music Gig Guide Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH
23rd Street Station – Clay Howell, 9-12 3 Doors Down - The Flowerettes, TUESDAY, AUGUST 6TH 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, The Bar at San Luis – Angelo 7:30-11:30 Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, B. Jiggers – Midnight Release, 9-1 Karaoke, 9-12 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Blu Boutique - Amy N Me, 3-7 Sealy Pavilion - Galveston Beach Float – Jarred Wagner, 9-1 Band, 7-10 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Mod Coffeehouse - Jahrel Pickens, Zak Perry, 8-12 7-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand - The Line Up, 6-10 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7TH Nick’s Pool Bar - FM Radio, 7-11 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, The Oaks - Dick LeMasters, 6-9 6-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Butch The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Hancock, Johnny Chops, 9-1 7:30-11:30 Pour House - Shaun Micheal, 8-12 Hearsay on the Strand - Live Music, Rumors – DJ, 8-12 5-7 Rum Shack - Vertigo, 9-1 Playground Patio & Grill - Geoff Fish, Saengerfest Park - Donovan Keith, 7-10 7-10 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Sharky’s Tavern – Blue Louie, 9-1 Karaoke, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, Sharky’s Tavern – Marina Rocks, 7-11 8-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Jour, 6-10 Woody’s - Ryan Ross, 3-7 THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH Yaga’s – Roxy Roca, 10-1 3 Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10 SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD Albatross - DC Karaoke, 9-12 SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH 23rd Street Station – Thomas B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Cokinos, 9-12 Albatross – The Huligans, 3-6 3 Doors Down - Jypsy Rose, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Blu Boutique - Cheryl Cawood, 3-7 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic 5:30-9:30 Tolentino, 7-11 Jam, 1-4 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, Maceo Spice & Import - Amy N’ Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 11am-2pm Me, 6-8 Blu Boutique - Keith Neubauer, 3-7 Nick’s Pool Bar - Bare Necessity Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Gary P. Brewchachos - Flowerettes, 7-10 Band, 7-11 Nunn, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Jim Pleasure Pier - Kaleb & The Home Mod - Cook & Rose, 7-9 Lauderdale, James Steinle, Grown Tomatoes, 7-11 Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand 8-12 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe - China Town, 6-10 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Pena, 8-12 Nick’s Pool Bar - Zach Tate, 7-11 Mikey C., 8-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ The Oaks - Matt & Travis, 6-9 Rum Shack - Leslie Lugo, 9-1 Debbie, 9-1 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Mark Sharky’s Tavern – Samitha Edwards San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, Gorman Band, 8-12 Benefit, 7-12 7:30-11:30 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Tipsy Turtle - Salty Sounds, 6-9 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Woody’s - Red Feather Tribe, 3-7 Rum Shack - Nervous Rex, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharky’s Tavern - Milk Bone, 9-1 MONDAY, AUGUST 12TH Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo 7-11 FRIDAY, AUGUST 9TH Tolentino, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 23rd Street Station – Karen Martin Island Pier Club - David Richardson, Stuttgarden – The Blaggards, 9-1 & Clay Howell, 6-12 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du 3 Doors Down - Chili & Debi, 8-11 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Jour, 6-10 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Woody’s - The Weeds, 3-7 Tolentino, 7-11 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 SUNDAY, AUGUST 4TH Float – Tone Salinas, 9-1 TUESDAY, AUGUST 13TH Albatross – Juan & Lee, 3-6 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Blu Boutique - Lightning Rob, 12-4 The Grand - Gatlin Brothers, 8pm 7:30-11:30 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod - Ryan Lester, 6-9 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Jam, 1-4 Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand Karaoke, 9-12 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, - Diamond Jack, 6-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 11am-2pm Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Gary P. Sealy Pavilion - Galveston Beach Nick’s Pool Bar - Level One Band, Nunn, 8-12 Band, 7-10 7-11 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Rum Shack - OMG, 9-1 Zak Perry, 8-12 Mikey C., 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Kerry Williams & Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Rum Shack - After Party, 9-1 Clayton Adams, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14TH Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, Jam, 7-11 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 7-11 Tipsy Turtle - Salty Sounds, 6-9 6-9 Stuttgarden – Geoff Fish, 9-1 Woody’s - Blaggards, 3-7 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du MONDAY, AUGUST 5TH 7:30-11:30 Jour, 6-10 Hearsay on the Strand - Live Music, The Bar at San Luis – Angelo West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 5-7 Tolentino, 7-11 7-11 FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND 23rd Street Station – Ryan Sweeney & Mike Suiero, 6-12 3 Doors Down - Marina Rocks, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – David Richardson, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod - Tommy Lewis, 6-9 Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand - Hattrick, 6-10 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Brandon Rhyder, Fate & Melanie, 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Poop Deck - The Feel, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack - Level One, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - John Barraza, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Stuttgarden – James Sturrock, 9-1 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1
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Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Playground Patio & Grill - Geoff Fish, 7-10 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH Albatross – Britney, 3-6 Blu Boutique - Channingsall, 12-4 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Nick’s Pool Bar - The Rikkis, 7-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, 8-1 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Rum Shack - A Sure Thing, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 7-11 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie Woody’s - Hill Country Revival, 3-7 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, MONDAY, AUGUST 19TH 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Island Pier Club - Geoff Fish,7-10 Three Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 23rd Street Station – Kirk Hale & Gary Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Graham, 6-9 Woody’s - Shovelhead Runway, 3-7 3 Doors Down - James Sturrock, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, TUESDAY, AUGUST 20TH 7-11 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, B. Jiggers – A Sure Thing, 9-1 7:30-11:30 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, Flip Flops - Part One Tribe, 7-10 9-12 Float – Brett Axelson, 9-1 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Sealy Pavilion - Galveston Beach Band, Mod Coffeehouse - Cheryl Cawood, 7-9 7-10 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Song Prompt Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, Showcase, 8-12 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack - Radio Frequency, 9-1 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST Sharky’s Tavern - Cool Under Fire, 9-1 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 7:30-11:30 Stuttgarden – Shaun Micheals, 9-1 Hearsay on the Strand - Live Music, 5-7 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Playground Patio & Grill - Geoff Fish, 7-10 Yaga’s – Little Outfit, 10-1 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9; Karaoke, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 23rd Street Station – Elvis is in The Symposium Brewpub - Blood On The Building, 9-12 Strand, 9-1 3 Doors Down - Jaredd & Jason, 8-11 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND B. Jiggers – Secret Party Band, 9-1 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Blu Boutique - Rodney Haines, 3-7 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Flip Flops - Part One Tribe, 7-10 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 The Float – Dem, 9-1 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, Mod - Emma Bordelon, 7-9 9-1 Nick’s Pool Bar - Texas Soul Shine, 6-9 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, The Oaks - Dalton D’Rich, 6-9 7:30-11:30 Pour House - Zak Perry, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharky’s Tavern - Stranded, 9-1 23rd Street Station – Jahrel Pickens & Chris Stuttgarden – DEM, 8-12 Bergeron, 6-12 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 3 Doors Down - Raul Saenz & Bill Evans, Woody’s - Brandon McDermott 8-11 Band, 3-7 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1
B. Jiggers – Rapture, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Float – Jarred Wagner, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod Coffee - Britney Doyal, 7-9 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack - The Vibes, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - The Outsiders, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Geoff Fish, 9-1 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH 23rd Street Station – Mike & Jayme, 9-12 3 Doors Down - Geoff Fish, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B. Jiggers – Jack Nelson Band, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Blu Boutique - David Richardson, 3-7 Brewchachos - Ojos Rojos, 7-10 Bubba’s On The Strand - Bare Necessity, 9-1 The Float – Dalton D Rich, 9-1 The Grand - Woodstock Tribute Concert, 7-10 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod Coffee - Anitra Jay, 6-9 Nick’s Pool Bar - Zach Tate, 7-11 The Oaks - Twisted Tides, 6-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Greg Schroeder, Jacob Furr, Gabe Wootton, 8-12 Playground - The Line Up, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack - Lux 5, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Nigel Edison, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH Albatross – David J, 3-6 Blu Boutique -Bobby Territo, 12-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Nick’s Pool Bar - Poison Ivy, 7-11 Rum Shack - Sonic Seduction, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Woody’s - Folk Family Revival, 3-7 MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Island Pier Club - David Joel, 7-10 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12
Sealy Pavilion - Galveston Beach Band, 7-10 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Hearsay on the Strand - Live Music, 5-7 Playground Patio & Grill - Geoff Fish, 7-10 Sharky’s Tavern – Tone Salinas, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 THURSDAY, AUGUST 29TH 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 Acoustic Cafe - John Evens, Lew Card, 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
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Two Tons Of Steel, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack - Yelba, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Kid Icarus, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s - Pushwater, 3-7 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST Galveston Island Brewing – DEM, 1-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Nick’s Pool Bar - Level One Band, 7-11 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Woody’s - Diamondback TX, 3-7 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp,1-6, Midnight Release, 7-11 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH 9-12 23rd Street Station – Dave Thomas & Karen Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Martin, 6-12 Sealy Pavilion - Galveston Beach Band, 3 Doors Down - Bobby Territo, 8-11 7-10 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 7-11 8-12 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH The Float – DEM, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Jason James, 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 4-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 7:30-11:30 Mod Coffee - Salty Sounds, 7-9 Hearsay on the Strand - Live Music, 5-7 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Gabe Wootton, Playground Patio & Grill - Geoff Fish, 7-10 Dub Miller, 8-12 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Rum Shack - Infinity Twin, 9-1 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 Sharky’s Tavern - Kid Icarus, 9-1 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Stuttgarden – James Sturrock, 9-1 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Yaga’s – Curtis Grimes, 10-1 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 23rd Street Station – Chris Bergeron, 9-12 9-1 3 Doors Down - Kicking It Dixie, 8-11 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 B. Jiggers – Flashpoint, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Blu Boutique - Marina Rocks, 3-7 The Float – Bobby Territo, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 You should see our website! Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 GalvestonIslandGuide.com Nick’s Pool Bar - Spot Lights, 7-11
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