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The 2019 “Mardi Gras! Galveston:” ‘Bead’ There for Parades & Parties
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» Celebrate Valentine’s Love Island Style » February 22nd-March 5th: “Mardi Gras! Galveston” 2019, Bead There » The Grand 1894 Opera House: The Jersey Boys & Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll on Stage » At Bryan Museum This Month: A Crucifix Gifted by Pope Pius IX On Exhibit » At Moody Gardens This Month: Penguins, Special Discount Days, & Mardi Gras for Special People » At Galveston Children’s Museum: Unlock the Power of Play » Saturday Train Rides at the Galveston Railroad Museum » March 13th: A City Wide Ghost Hunt by Lantern Tours » At Galveston Naval Museum: Spring Break Camp & Free Admission for Veterans in March » Red & White Luncheon benefiting the Jessie McGuire-Dent Scholarship Fund to assist Galveston County Seniors » Giving Opportunities Abound: Lemonade Day 2019 Preparations Begin All Around the Island » Galveston Historical Foundation Events: Main Sail Movie Night, Spring Break Camps, & Elissa Day Sails » 3D & 4D Movies at Moody Gardens » Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier Announces Spring Specials
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Celebrate Island-Style With Your Valentine At Moody Gardens:
Make a Date for a Dinner Cruise, Under the Sea, a Caribbean Feast or Some Golf or Spa Time Whether your idea of a romantic date includes dinner with a stunning sunset, dining next to Gentoo penguins, a day on the links, or a relaxing couples’ massage, Moody Gardens offers something for everyone to love. For reservations call (409)6834238 or visit moodygardens.org/valentines.
Caribbean Lover Waves Dinner: A Charming Sunset Dinner with Your Sweetheart
The Garden Restaurant with its breathtaking views of Offats Bayou makes a truly memorable backdrop for a Valentine’s dinner date on Friday, February 15th. The Caribbean Lover Waves Dinner includes six courses or “waves” that start with a berry leaf salad and includes ceviche, seafood cioppino, grilled gulf grouper, petite rib eye, and jumbo sweet pink shrimp before finishing up with chocolate lovers layer cake for two. Guests can also choose between a bottle of champagne or wine. Guests will receive a rose for her, a cigar for him, a souvenir photo from the Red Carpet, and a personal animal encounter. The evening will also feature live music. The Caribbean Lover Waves Dinner is $200 for a couple and $380 for four people.
Sea of Love: A Romantic Dinner Under the Sea with Your Valentine
The Aquarium Pyramid makes a truly memorable backdrop for a Valentine’s dinner date on Saturday, February 16th. With the three-course dinner, couples can reserve a table in one of five ocean exhibit areas: Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific, South Pacific, South Atlantic, and the Caribbean. Stingrays, sharks, seals, and sea lions, as well as several different species of fish all provide terrific ambiance. Guests will receive a rose and one souvenir photo. The Sea of Love Valentine’s Dinner packages start at $200 per couple with a seating preference.
A Love Boat Dinner Cruise
Let your cares float away on a romantic twohour cruise around Offats Bayou on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat on Saturday, February 16th. Guests will board by 6pm for the cruise to begin at 7pm. The evening includes a dinner buffet featuring lobster cobb salad, carved prime rib of beef with au jus and horseradish crème, pan roasted salmon with wild mushrooms and risotto, smothered chicken with caramelized onions and bacon lardons, au gratin potatoes, jumbo citrus asparagus, and creamed spinach as well as an assorted dessert table. The Dinner Cruise is $230 per couple with a window seat, and $210 per couple with a non-window seat. For reservations call (409)683-4419.
Golf Fore Two
The Moody Gardens Golf Course is offering a sweetheart’s deal on the links. The deal includes a buy-one get-one on green fees with the purchase of two cart fees.
Pamper Your Valentine
Treat your sweetheart with a special gift of relaxation and indulgence with one of several spa treatments and packages at The Spa at Moody Gardens Hotel. Packages include: “It Takes Two Couples Massage” featuring a 50-minute Couple’s Swedish Massage with a warm Rose Mud Back Treatment, a Hugs and Kisses Facial featuring a vanilla and passionfruit facial, and a Sweet Stuff Body Wrap featuring European Rose Mud. For a list of services and menus, visit moodygardens.com/valentines.
A Special & Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill
On February 14th, Galvez Bar & Grill will be offering couples a very special romantic fourcourse dinner for Valentine’s Day. Entrée options include Braised Lamb Tagliatelle, Island Style Osso Bucco, and Crab Cake Stuffed Snapper. Guests may also order from the regular menu. To add to the romance, pianist Bryan Guevin performs from 5:30-9:30pm. This special Valentine’s Day menu is $75 per person and will be served from 5-10pm. Advance reservations are recommended and available through OpenTable or by calling (409)5152145. Hotel Galvez and Galvez Bar & Grill are located at 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. Restaurant patrons can enjoy complimentary valet when dining.
Victorian Sweetheart Tour at Bishop’s Palace
February 14th (5:45-7pm), Galveston Historical Foundation’s 1892 Bishop’s Palace will open its doors for a special Victorian Sweetheart Tour. The tour will feature champagne and chocolate and will include a discussion on the history of Victorian courting. Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace has been recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. 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. Tickets are $30 and available at eventbrite.com.
Valentine Ghost Tours? Yes, Please!
February 10th (12:30pm): Sweethearts of Galveston Ghost Tours Brunch & Discussions - These monthly Spooky Brunches are an opportunity to sit down to a delicious meal, sip a mimosa, and enjoy a special talk on a different spooky subject every month. These brunches have a very conversational style and you are encouraged to be part of a round table discussion, and exchange stories and ideas. The February brunch will feature “Galveston Sweethearts: the Great Love Stories of Galveston.” Some are tragic, some are sweet, and of course, there will be ghost stories of the lovers who have lingered, leaving behind their presence in some interesting places. Your meal and one mimosa or non-alcoholic beverage is included in the ticket price of $50. This will be held at Prohibition Red’s, 2401 Church St., Downtown Galveston. For more info go to facebook.com/events/744192669295379. Tickets are available at lanternlightgalveston.com. February 16th (10pm): Second Halloween Anti Valentine’s Affair - Valentine’s Day is such a wonderful holiday, but not for everyone. Lantern Light Tours are celebrating the holiday a little differently with a Ghost Hunt & Movie Night. Come to the very Haunted Mayfield Manor for a classic horror movie, then a behindthe-scenes, all-access paranormal investigation. Tickets are $30 for individuals and $50 for couples. Be sure to bring your ghost hunting equipment. Tickets are available at lanternlightgalveston.com.
A GAL-entine Epicurean Celebration
Forget Valentine’s Day! Come celebrate GAL-entine’s Day with the girls at the Island Pier Club at this annual event that benefits women and children in the community through the Jr. League of Galveston County. It’s time to ask your bestie: “Will you be my Galentine?” and when she says yes, which she obviously will, why not celebrate your friendship with a night of amazing food and girl talk? Join the Junior League of Galveston County Epicurean Events for a wonderful multi-course meal and cocktails with your favorite ladies at Island Pier Club in Galveston, 1702 Ave. O, Galveston, on February 12th from 7-9pm. Dinner will be served and paired with hand-crafted cocktails. This event sells out every year. Tickets are $65 available at jlgalveston.org/estore or by calling (409)765-7646.
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“Mardi Gras! Galveston” 2019 – Bead There!
At “Mardi Gras! Galveston,” the extravagance found in Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at “Mardi Gras! Galveston,” and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting, and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style. WATCH...all your favorite Mardi Gras parades (including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius, Krewe Gambrinus and Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade) as they come to the Entertainment District from a balcony party on the Strand! Balcony parties include admission into the Entertainment District, access to the balcony party with cash bar and music, and a VIP view of the Mardi Gras festivities. DANCE…to non-stop entertainment on the Budweiser Stage and Electric Mardi Gras Stage. With your General Admission tickets, you will have access to all concerts. RUN…the 108th “Mardi Gras! Galveston” 5K Jolly Jesters Run will start the party early! ROLL…with the 8th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade! Golf Cart parade entries receive FREE entry into the Entertainment District and Best Decorated Golf Cart gets FREE Balcony Party Passes. RIDE…with your “Ticket to Ride.” We provide the float, beads, driver, and balcony party, you provide the Krewe! Gather your friends and contact sspak@ yagaspresents.com to sign up and ask about ALL the ways to PLAY!
Several packages for tickets are available. In advance tickets are: • 1st Weekend 2 Day General Admission Package (February 22nd-23rd) - $19 • 2nd Weekend 2 Day General Admission Package (March 1st2nd) - $19 • 5 Day General Admission Package (February 22nd, 23rd, 24th, March 1st, 2nd) - $45 • One Day General Admission Tickets (any day) - $12 • Fiesta Gras General Admission Tickets (February 24th) - $15 The day-of tickets at the gate start at $18.
Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar, and music. Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into the designated balcony. General Admission tickets are available: • 1st Weekend Multi Balcony Pass - $208.95 in advance • February 22nd: Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Balcony Party (Trolley Station, 2021 Strand) - $42 • 2nd Weekend Multi Balcony Pass - $208.95 in advance • Both Weekends: Mardi Gras Kings Court (Trolley Station, 2021 Strand) - $42-$68 6 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
• Both Weekends: Mardi Gras Queens Court (Trumpets Building, 2217 Strand) - $45-$65 • Both Weekends: Mardi Gras Headquarter Balcony Party (Dargan & Tobyn Building, 23rd & Strand) - $25-$78 • March 1st-2nd: Krewe of Babalu Balcony Party (2100 Strand) - $47-$78 • March 3rd: Krewe of the Barkus & Meoux, A Cat’s View Balcony Party (Trolley Station, 2021 Strand) - $25 • March 3rd: Firefighters Children’s Parade Balcony Party (2228 Strand St.) - $15 • March 5th: Kiwanis Club of Galveston Fat Tuesday Balcony Party (2228 Strand St.) - $25 • Mardi Gras Z Festival Balcony Party (Jockusch Building, 2025 Strand) - $140 • March 1st (5pm): Country headliner, Jason Cassidy Meet & Greet, $42. The Headliner Up Close & Personal Party will take place at Trolley Station, 2021 Strand, Downtown Galveston. Balcony party tickets sell out fast. Please purchase in advance at mardigrasgalveston.com.
February 22nd (5:30-8pm): George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Kick-off Parade - Presented by The Tremont House, Hotel Galvez, and Mitchell Historic Properties, this parade kicks off the Mardi Gras season. An award ceremony will be held in front of the Tremont House at 5:30pm followed by a cocktail reception and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Parade. February 22nd (8:30pm): 9th Annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade of “Mardi Gras! Galveston” - Twirl your way through the streets of the Downtown Entertainment district! This free event offers families, friends, corporate groups, organizations, and individuals a chance to do a little dance, have a lot of fun, and get down tonight. It is sponsored by “The Galveston County Daily News.” Check in the night of the parade and they will assign you and your team a number if you would like to enter the contest. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or call (409)770-0999. The parade begins at 21st and Mechanic Streets. There is a balcony party following. February 23rd (6pm): King Gambrinus Parade - King Gambrinus throws a party for 300,000 of his closest friends with over 650,000 throws. Searchlights will “Light Up the Night” as the parade processes down Seawall Blvd. from 57th Street to 25th Street (Rosenberg Avenue), then heads North on Rosenberg Avenue as Gambrinus Goes to Town in the fabulous “Mardi Gras! Galveston” Entertainment district. Mechanic Street and The Famous Strand will be packed with revelers who will enjoy the 12 lighted floats and
marching bands as well as many other entries. February 23rd (1-4pm): 8th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade - Every year, everyone makes their golf carts wackier, wilder, and absolutely more zany! This is a fun, fantastic, family-friendly Join the 108th celebration of “Mardi Gras! parade. $10 enters your cart in the parade. The Galveston” Jolly Jest 5K February 23rd. The race most decorated golf cart will receive four balcony begins at 11am. On-site registration begins at tickets for Saturday, February 23rd. Golf carts 9:30am. The Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K will start in the heart must return to Pier 21 to find out which cart won of “Mardi Gras! Galveston’s” Entertainment district the most decorated contest. Rules are available at under the famous Mardi Gras arch in Galveston yagascafe.com/zaniest-golf-cart-registration. Historical District on 24th St. and Mechanic. RunMarch 2nd (6:30pm): Knights of Momus ners and walkers will jaunt inside the EntertainGrand Night Parade - The Knights of Momus is ment District for an unforgettable 5K experience. Galveston’s oldest and largest Mardi Gras Krewe The first 500 gallopers will be given jester hats dating back to 1871 on Galveston Island. This and a jester-themed run shirt to wear during this years’ Momus parade is sure to entertain young whimsical event. Beginning at 11am, the Jolly and old alike with colorfully-themed floats, Jester Jaunt will start your Mardi Gras off right with marching bands, dignitaries, and lots and lots of the perfect opportunity to enjoy a leisurely crawl Mardi Gras beads! The parade starts at 23rd and through Downtown Galveston, to be followed of Seawall Boulevard, turns right on 25th Street and course, by a day of celebratory libations. continues to Mechanic Street. Right on Mechanic You receive with your registration a festival Street to 20th Street, left on 20th to The Strand, shirt, Mardi Gras themed item, and a free Bloody left on Strand Mary after the 5K, and ends at and a free beer at the Railroad the Runner’s Happy Museum. More Hour Packet Pick information up (Friday, Febis at knightruary 23rd, 7pm, at sofmomus.com. Beerfoot Brewery) plus a ticket to March 3rd “Mardi Gras! (1:30pm): Galveston” for that Krewe of day. There will be Barkus & four parades and an Meoux “A awesome concert Cat’s Eye by Pat Green going View” Parade on this day. Its guarBalcony Party anteed to be a great - The Galveston time. Island Humane For kids of all Society’s (GIHS) 21st Annual Krewe of Barkus ages, the Jr. Jester Jaunt begins at 21st and Strand, & Meoux Mardi Gras parade will host the 4th then participants can walk, run, or stroll their way Annual “A Cat’s Eye View” parade viewing party through this non-competitive, non-timed event. on the balcony of the Trolley Station Building. Tickets are: This party gives you prime viewing of three • 5K only: $35 until February 5th, $55 after family-fun parades: The Shriners Hospitals for • 5K with Half Day Balcony (1-4pm) ticket: $80 Children & Sunshine Kids Parade, the Krewe Crazy outfits and team uniforms are extremely of Barkus & Meoux Parade, and the Children’s encouraged. The more outrageous, the better! Parade. This year they have added additional fun There is a trophy and bragging rights involved for family activities. This parade will be led this year the most spirited participant plus there will be a by the Paws Gala Elite Pet winner, Gerry Cat, and Tutu Contest! Every year they give out an award to his favorite human, Concetta Maceo. The Parade the best-dressed group and this year Yaga’s wants to and Viewing Party are not only fun, but they see your best tutus! raise money for community support programs, For more info email sspak@yagaspresents. including Spay/Neuter Assistance and Vaccination com, call (409)770-0999, or go to mardigrasgaland Microchip clinics. The success of these projveston.com. The run will be done rain or shine. In ects depends on the support of individuals and the case of extreme inclement weather, a new run businesses who generously contribute. Contact date will be chosen. the GIHS for details on sponsorship opportunities at (409)740-1919. The GIHS is a 501c3 organization and your contributions are tax deductible. February 22nd Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 • 7pm: George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Parade the day of and available at etx.com. • 8:30pm: Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade March 3rd (12 noon): Shriners • 10pm: “Mardi Gras! Galveston” Parade Hospitals for Children & Sunshine February 23rd Kids Parade - Bring out the entire • 12 noon: Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick-Off Parade family for a day full of fun at Family • 1pm: 8th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade Gras. The Shriners Hospitals for • 3pm: Krewe D’iHeartMedia Art Car Parade Children & Sunshine Kids Parade will • 6pm: Krewe of Gambrinus Parade begin at 12 noon with festive floats February 24th and Shriners Clowns and Mini-Cars! • 1pm: Fiesta Gras Parade #1 • 4pm: Mega 101 Fiesta Gras Parade
• 7pm: Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade • 8pm: Krewe Babalu 14th Annual Krewe Parade • 9:30pm: Krewe de Yaga’s Parade March 2nd
• 11am: Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade • 1pm: Z Krewe 25th Z Processional • 2:30pm: Mix 96.5 Parade • 3pm: Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party • 4:30pm: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Parade • 6pm: A&M Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party • 6:30pm: Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade March 3rd
• 12 noon: Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade • 1:30pm: Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade • 3pm: Mardi Gras Children’s Parade March 5th
• 6pm: Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Grand Finale Parade: Party Parrot’s Pirate Ship Mardi Gras Galveston Parade
Live music is always a major part of the fun at “Mardi Gras! Galveston” and this year promises not to disappoint. Your entrance ticket covers gate admission for all the festivities including parades, bead catching, and live entertainment on the main stage located at Saengerfest Park, at the corner of 23rd and Strand Street, Downtown Galveston.
Headlining on the Bud Light Main Stage Saturday, February 23rd at 5:30pm! General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the gate. VIP Balcony party tickets are $80 in advance only. These VIP tickets offer views of four parades, including Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe of Gambrinus Parades, and live entertainment.
The hugely popular band Duelo will be headlining Fiesta Gras, Sunday, February 24th at 2:30pm on the Bud Light Main Stage. General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the gate. The Fiesta Gras Balcony Party tickets are $25 in advance and feature views of two parades (the 1pm Fiesta Gras Parade and the 4pm Fiesta Gras Parade), and live entertainment.
Jason Cassidy’s “Salute to Texas” Concert
Friday, March 1st at 10:30pm, legend Jason Cassidy will highlight the Bud Light Main Stage. General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the gate. The “Up Close & Personal” Balcony Party tickets feature exclusive VIP access, including an up close and personal with Jason Cassidy! The guest of honor will make a special appearance to this balcony for a meet & greet with all his fans. This balcony features the beautiful Trolley Station atmosphere and clean bathrooms, along with views of the main stage and three parades. MC Headquarters Balcony tickets are $48 in advance. Revel in the good times with VIP viewing of live entertainment, plus see three parades!
Friday, March 1st at 8:30pm, Drew Womack will be in concert on the Bud Light Main Stage. General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the gate. MC Headquarters Balcony tickets are $48 in advance. Revel in the good times with VIP viewing of live entertainment, and see three parades besides! The entrance to this balcony is on 23rd and Strand.
Other Mardi Gras Events
February 2nd (6:30pm): Da Beach Ball Presented by Da Krewe du Roux - Join the fun for a night of dinner, dancing, and fundraising for El Mina Shriners of Galveston, Ronald McDonald House of Galveston, and American Heart Association. This will be held at Tremont House, a Wyndham Historic Hotel, 2500 Ships Mechanic Row, Downtown Galveston. Tickets are $150 each. For questions contact (832)499-5277. February 9th (1-5pm): Krewe of Gambrinus Float Barn Den Party Come to the Float Barn for fun activities, line dancing, dinner, drinks, and to see the float you will be riding. Tickets are $25 for non krewe members and guests. This is held at the Float Barn at 44th and Ave. G, Galveston. Come out and sneak a peek at the floats! More info is at facebook. com/KreweOfGambrinus or email firstname.lastname@example.org. February 15th (7-9pm): Menardi Gras at the 1838 Menard House - Celebrate Mardi Gras 2019 at the site of the island’s first celebration of the annual fest in 1853, the Michel B. Menard House! Tickets include access to beverages, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, and a live New Orleans brass band. Tickets are limited and advance reservation is required. Mardi Gras is all about dressing for a great time. They recommend something festive (costumes are always welcomed) and fun. The event will be held outside. Tickets are $55-$90 and available at eventbrite.com. Menard House is located at 1605 53rd St., Galveston. February 24th, March 3rd (11am-2pm): Mardi Gras Brunch at Hotel Galvez - Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez takes on a Mardi Gras flair during the carnival season featuring a rotation of New Orleans inspired menu items such as jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, and bread pudding, along with many of the standard brunch favorites. Brunch is $44.99 for adults; $39.99 for seniors and $26.99 for children (ages 6-11). Advance reservations are recommended through OpenTable or calling (409)515-2145. March 2nd (12 noon-12 midnight): The Ultimate Balcony Party at the Z Krewe’s Headquarters - You could be throwing beads to the crowd and viewing the parades from the balcony at the Ultimate Party Headquarters. The party price includes a full open bar, dancing, heavy appetizers, light lunch, dinner, snacks, water, and soft drinks. Ticket price is $150. For more info or tickets email email@example.com. This balcony is located at 2025 Strand St., Downtown Galveston. This balcony usually sells out.
Fat Tuesday “Mardi Gras! Galveston” Parade:
“Parrots, Pirates & The Blaggards,” Laissez les bon Temps Rouler!
Starting at 6:30pm, come celebrate Fat Tuesday and close out the 2019 Mardi Gras season. “Parrots, Pirates & The Blaggards” is the theme. The Party Parrot’s Pirate Ship Mardi Gras Galveston Parade is hosted by Scarlett Macaw. The Fat Tuesday Grand Parade is the final parade for the Mardi Gras season and begins staging at 4:30 pm next to the Galveston Railroad Museum on Santa Fe between 25th and 28th. There is a 2-hour window to complete check-in, select your rider spot, organize your beads for faster throwing and photo opts for the Krewe. This event leaves promptly at 6:30pm for the final route through the Galveston Strand District. This event hosts live parrots and appropriate Pirate or Mardi Gras attire is expected. Zsa Zsa’s Party Parrots are a troupe of exotic performing birds that have been performing since 1977 and are located in Houston, Texas. Zsa Zsa, the star of the show, is the barbie-doll of the bird world. From Fiesta to Formal, Western to Medieval, Safari to Southern Belle, Zsa Zsa has it all. Musical talent playing live on board the pirate ship will be The Blaggards. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com for $125. As always, walkers are free and are encouraged for direct crowd participation. 100% of all proceeds benefit caphouston.org Building Fund.
Ride the Galveston Island Brewing Mardi Gras Float in The Krewe of Aquarius Day Parade
Saturday, February 23rd at 12 noon, come out and ride the Galveston Island Brewing Mardi Gras Float in The Krewe of Aquarius Day Parade! Your ticket includes an exclusive invitation to the After the Parade Party at the owner of Galveston Island Brewing’s house, which includes live music, food, and beer. Tickets are $275 which includes your parade entry fee, the party with live music, food and drink, beer on the float, and beads. This is for 21+. Tickets are available by calling (409)740-7000, email info@galvestonislandbrewing. com, or you can purchase in the GIB tap room. GIB encourages you to dress up in the “beer theme.” Dressing up as a beer goddess, keg costume, wearing a beer hat, or just sporting your
Galveston Island Brewing shirt is also encouraged. Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-12 midnight, Saturday 12 noon-12 midnight, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000 or go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.
Friday, March 1st
Friday, February 22nd
• 5:30pm – Brandon McDermott Band • 8:30pm – Drew Womack • 10:30pm – Jason Cassidy
Saturday, February 23rd
• 12 noon – TBD • 3pm – OGRE • 6pm – Will Makar • 10:30pm – Sprung
Bud Light Main Stage • 5:15pm – TBD • 7:30pm – To Whom It May • 10pm – Cale Richardson and the 45’s • 12:30pm – One Soul Singer • 2:30pm – Mambo Jazz Kings • 4:15pm – TBD • 6pm – Pat Green • 10pm – Zaemon Sunday, February 24th
• 12 noon – TBD • 2:30pm – Duelo
Saturday, March 2nd
Saturday, February 23rd
• SBMT Pre-party: 5-9pm • Grey The Mute: 9-10pm • DJ Villa: 10-11pm • Buck Rodgers: 11-pm-1am • Friday, March 1st • SBMT Pre-party: 5-9pm • DJ Omix: 9-10pm • SEB: 10-11:30pm • Poe Junior: 11:30pm-1am Saturday, March 2nd
Sunday, March 3rd
Electric Stage Schedule
• SBMT Pre-party: 5-9pm • EROK: 9-10pm • Bryan Rhymez: 10-11pm • DJ Nonstopp: 11pm-1am
• DJ Havoc: 9-10pm • DJ Nicky-Z: 10-11pm • DJ Qwest: 11pm-1am
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• 12 noon – Kevin Anthony • 3pm – Bilge Pumps Friday, February 22nd
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The Grand 1894 Opera House:
The Jersey Boys & Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll on Stage The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
Aaron Lewis: The State I’m In Tour February 1st, 8pm
Aaron Lewis is known for his outspokenness, outlaw Country tunes and impassioned live show. And today he announced that he will be hitting the road again for “The State I’m In Tour” in advance of new music coming in mid 2019. Giving fans something different, “The State I’m In Tour” will feature songs + stories from Lewis as he shares personal tales from the stage. Tickets are $29-$65 and very few remain.
Sunday, February 3rd (7pm)
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first notes. They had a sound nobody had ever heard. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story − a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, “Jersey Boys.” Hits include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” Jersey Boys contains authentic, “profane Jersey language,” and is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $38-$88. There are very few seats remain.
Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll Saturday, February 16th (8pm)
With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever! From the progenitors of Rock & Roll in the1940s, through the glory years of the 50s, 60s, and 70s,
At Bryan Museum This Month:
A Crucifix Gifted by Pope Pius IX On Exhibit
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The Bryan Museum is located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St. Set in an exquisite Renaissance Revival-style building surrounded by beautiful landscaping in a historic neighborhood, The Bryan Museum is an oasis in the heart of Galveston. Regular tours are a great introduction to the Museum. You will be guided through all of the permanent galleries where you will learn about the history of the West, the collection, and the historic building. Tours are given (no reservations needed) at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Tours are included in the price of the museum admission at no additional cost. Tickets are $14 for adults; seniors, students, and military are $10; children 6-12 are $4; and children under 6 are free. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, and closed Monday-Tuesday. For more info call (409)632-7685 or go to thebryanmuseum.org. Every Wednesday (6pm): Yoga After Dark - Take a few minutes to intentionally breathe, stretch, and regain your sanity. Even if your downward dog isn’t a work of art, you’ll be surrounded by masterpieces during evening yoga at The Bryan Museum. Sessions occur in the grand library and provide exclusive nighttime access to the beautiful building after the property has been closed to the public. Also, join Sunday and Wednesday evenings for a 60-minute vinyasa flow. Beginners are welcome. Registration is required. Please bring your own yoga mat. There is a suggested $10 donation, payable on site. Every Thursday (3-6pm) and Sunday (9am-1pm): Galveston’s Own Farmers Market - Founded in 2012, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor market hosted at the Museum that provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheesemakers, and specialty food producers. February 14th, 21st, 28th (Second, Third, and Fourth Thursday, 3-6pm): Wine at The Bryan - In conjunction with Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, you can join the fun for a relaxing time and conversation with friends, family, and Museum staff. Wine, beer, and complimentary bar snacks will be served inside the Museum Shop. Please enter from the Guest Parking lot behind the Museum. February 7th (5-7pm): After Hours in the Museum - Don’t miss
through MTV in the early 80s, the show uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic stars as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, and Journey. Tickets are $25-$85.
Celtic Nights: “Oceans of Hope” Saturday, March 9th (8pm)
“Oceans of Hope – The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors” captures the very essence of Irish history. Through music, song, and dance, audiences experience the struggles and dreams of a people fighting for liberty, freedom, dignity, and above all, family. “Oceans of Hope” is not only about the past but also the present and the glorious future. It’s the story of America, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; a story of a people moving across Oceans from all nations in hopes for a better and brighter future. Tickets are $25-$85. This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts.
The Rob Landes Trio Revisits the Music of WWII Sunday, March 24th (4pm)
Relive the Big Band sounds that kept this nation’s spirit alive through one of the toughest wars in our history. This trip down memory lane is filled with stories and the subtle piano tunes of the day. 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 of our past. Tickets are $20.
Upcoming Performances • Friday, April 12th (8pm): Pink Martini • Saturday, April 27th (3pm and 8pm): “Spamalot” • May 4th (8pm): Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour • Thursday, June 13th (8pm): “Kinky Boots” Randy McDonald’s intriguing presentation featuring the “Printed Broadside, Hood’s Texas Brigade: Calcasieu, the 1st, 4th, 5th, Texas and 18th Georgia, Hampton Legion.” This discussion will reveal interesting details about how these recruiting posters appealed to the patriotism of young men in Texas. Enjoy beverages available for purchase. Also, Jack Evins will examine Elisabet Ney’s Portrait of Lilley Haynie and the artist’s impact on the Texas art scene. This is free to attend. February 16th (6-8pm): A Crucifix Gifted by Pope Pius IX, A Legendary Artifact Acquired - The Bryan Museum and Mexico’s Consulate in Houston will co-present a special preview reception to celebrate the acquisition of a truly legendary artifact: an ebony, ivory, and gold crucifix, connecting European royalty, America, Mexico, France, and the Vatican. The 15” crucifix was gifted by Pope Pius IX to Austrian Prince Ferdinand Maximilian. Maximilian visited the Pope to receive a blessing and the crucifix before becoming His Imperial Majesty, The Emperor of Mexico in 1864. Mexico’s Consulate in Houston has generously arranged for a history professor from Mexico City, Dr. Verónica Zárate Toscano, Ph.D., to join for the preview reception. Dr. Toscano will discuss the period surrounding Emperor Napoleon III of France’s invasion of Mexico. Maximilian’s brief and naïve rule ended after the French withdrew military and financial support in 1867. Although Napoleon III urged him to abandon Mexico and return to Europe, Maximilian refused to desert his loyal followers. Later that year, the 34-year-old Emperor was captured, court-martialed, and executed by Benito Juárez’s army. The crucifix was in Maximilian’s possession until his death. February 21st (7-10pm): Iconoclast Sessions featuring Marlon Lizama & Torrina Harris - The Iconoclast Sessions are quarterly performance gatherings that are free and open to the public. This session will feature Academic Poet Marlon ‘MarleytheArtist’ Havikoro, creator of “My Spanglish Hip Hop Story” and John P. McGovern award-winning author of “Cue The Writer: Cheers to the Notion of Love, Hate, God and Revolution” and co-founder of “Iconoclast Artists.” The featured community poet is Torrina Harris, Poet in Residence at Galveston Central Church and Galveston Program Director of Iconoclast Artists. In addition to introducing their students and community to a wide variety of literary expressions, Iconoclast Sessions create a context where communities that would not otherwise meet can begin to build relationships through the arts. This is free to attend.
At Moody Gardens This Month:
Penguins, Special Discount Days, & Mardi Gras for Special People
Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com. Upcoming events are: February 2nd-3rd, 9th-10th, 16-17th, 23rd-24th, March 2nd-3rd, 9th-17th (Spring Break): Penguin Encounter - The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit. Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment, and care. Tickets are Monday-Friday $55 per person, and Saturday-Sunday $75 per person. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Private Penguin Encounters - Guests can schedule a private penguin encounter at their convenience based on availability. This 45-minute encounter includes a piece of penguin art for each participant and admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. Reservations must be made at least one week prior to the encounter date. To schedule an appointment, please call Diane Olsen 9am-4pm Mondays-Fridays at (409)683-4102 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from animal encounters fund conservation efforts. Every Saturday-Sunday (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 River Otters. Learn about otter biology, conservation and how these amazing animals are cared for in their private interior exhibit area. You may also get an opportunity to participate in a training and enrichment session with the otters. 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. Don’t forget on your way out to pick up your photo of you and an otter taken during the encounter in Nature’s Wonders gift shop that the Moody Gardens Photographers takes during your encounter. For more information, contact email@example.com. Tickets are $75 per person. The Otter Encounter is limited to a maximum of 6 people. Reservations must be made two days before the scheduled encounter. Private Giant River Otter Encounter - Guests can schedule a private otter encounter at their convenience based on availability. This 45-minute encounter includes an otter painting for each participant and admission to the Rainforest Pyramid. Reservations must be made at least one week prior to the encounter date. To schedule an appointment please email Paula Kolvig at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are MondayFriday $375 per group, Saturday-Sunday $425 per group. Groups are 1-4 people. If more, it is $65 per additional person with a maximum of six per encounter. Proceeds from animal encounters fund conservation efforts. Every Monday (10am10pm): Military Monday - Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens and get half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95). Senior Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid.
Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens - Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all of the exhibits for half-off per person. Children three and under are free every day. 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. February 5th, March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th (10am): Growing Together - Moody Gardens has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide an educational program offered to individuals with early onset Alzheimer’s and one family member or caretaker. Growing Together at Moody Gardens is a hands-on, interactive learning experience using arts and crafts, exotic animal experiences, tours through sections of exhibits and attractions, Moody Gardens staff presentations and much more! By participating in Growing Together at Moody Gardens, caretakers and family members can use these monthly programs as a fun and exciting topic to reflect
back on and discuss in their spare time. Admission is dependent on the program each month. February 15th: Caribbean Lovers Waves - This is a romantic dinner with your valentine! The Garden Restaurant makes a truly memorable Valentine’s dinner date looking over Offats Bayou. With this six-course dinner, you can reserve a table for you and your significant other. This also includes a bottle of champagne or wine, a rose for her and a cigar for him, souvenir photo from the Red Carpet, a personal Animal Encounter, and live music. For reservations call (409)683-4238 or visit moodygardens.org/valentines. February 16th: Sea Of Love - This romantic dinner under the sea is extra special with your valentine. The Aquarium Pyramid makes a truly memorable Valentine’s dinner date. With this three-course dinner, you can reserve a table in one of five ocean exhibit areas: Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific, South Pacific, South Atlantic, and the Caribbean. This also includes aquarium admission, a Biologist Meet and Greet, Diver Chats, Souvenir Photo, a rose for your sweetheart,
a bottle of champagne or wine, as well as a cash bar. Special room rates at the Moody Gardens Hotel are also available for dinner guests. For reservations call (409)683-4238 or visit moodygardens.org/ valentines. March 3rd (12 noon-4pm): Annual Mardi Gras Ball For Special People Annually celebrated by thousands, this free event provides food, fun, and entertainment for people with special needs as well as their immediate families. The event is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or attending, please contact email@example.com.
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Galveston Children’s Museum: Unlock the Power of Play
Saturday Train Rides at the Galveston Railroad Museum
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 Corner,” “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. They are open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. For more info go to galvestoncm.org or call (409)572-2544. Upcoming events are: February 14th (4-7 pm): Free Family Fun Night - The monthly Free Family Night will be a night of fun for the whole family! Visitors will gain free admission 4-7pm. There will be a variety of free activities available. April 13th (5-8:30pm): Fairytale Ball 2019 - The 2019 Fairytale Ball will bring the Sea King, his Little Mermaid, and her Prince to life for an evening of festivities that includes special activities for both adult and child. The grounds of the beautiful Moody Mansion will come alive with the sights and sounds of the sea. The mermaid sisters will keep a watchful eye on the children while parents retreat to the castle to enjoy a grown-up party with delicious food and drink. Back again is the exclusive ‘Tween Ball full of surprises for ages 10 and up. Space is limited for the ‘Tween Ball, so sponsor today to ensure a spot. Rounding out the evening will be the traditional family dance where parents and kids reunite to dance away the remainder of the evening.
Every Saturday, weather permitting, Galveston Railroad Museum, located at 2602 Sante 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. Special Spring Break Train Rides will take place March 11th-15th (11am-1pm) on the Harborside Express. It will be open for weekday rides.
Galveston Naval Museum:
Red & White Luncheon benefiting the Jessie McGuireDent Scholarship Fund to assist Galveston County Seniors
Spring Break Camp & Free Admission in March for Veterans
There’s a lot going on at the Galveston Naval Museum this month. The American Undersea Warfare Center offers Spring Break and Summer Day Camps for Junior Sailors! During each camp, young “Swabbies” age 7-11, and “Salties” age 12-17, will have fun while learning about a variety of STEM and naval topics. They use Texas Education Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) as well as Naval STEM education guidance as a basis for activities, including focused curricula for rank advancement in scouting. Topics and hands-on activities include tours and history of the museum’s WWII ships, What is Fog & Why Things Rust, Build a Compass and Periscope, signal flags, leadership and fitness, and build and race your own ship, to name a few. Tickets are $100 for a single camp for three days 9am-4pm. Sign up at alvestonnavalmuseum.com. When you visit the Galveston Naval Museum, you will be immersed in the National Heritage. Explore these historic WWII vessels on a self-guided tour or with one of the veteran tour guides. Capture the experience as a predator patrolling underwater in the Pacific or as the protector of Allied forces in the North Atlantic. Gain a unique memory of being on the USS Cavalla, a World War II submarine that sank a Japanese aircraft carrier involved in the Pearl Harbor attacks, or the USS Stewart, the only Edsall-class destroyer escort preserved in the United States.
FREE Admission to Veterans and Active Military
Also at the museum, there will be FREE admission to veterans and active military all of March! This is part of the Galveston Naval Museum celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the USS Cavalla’s Commissioning which took place on a leap year, February 29, 1944, giving her the nickname, “Lucky Lady.” The USS Cavalla (SS-244) a Gato Class Submarine, is best known for sinking the Japanese aircraft carrier, S haakaku, a veteran of the Pearl Harbor attack. Join in celebrating this mighty vessel, and honoring all of the brave service men and women who have and continue to serve our country. The Galveston Naval Museum is located at 100 Seawolf Blvd., Galveston. For more info go to galvestonnavalmuseum.com or call (409)770-3196. 10 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
April 27th: Model Train Show
The date for the Model Train show has been set for the last Saturday in April. Details are still pending, as the volunteers finalize the layouts and work on the event. Stay tuned for details at galvestonrrmuseum.org. Special event admission rates will apply.
The Galveston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites everyone to the Red & White Luncheon 2019. This will be a charming afternoon of love and romance celebrating couples married 50 years or more. The luncheon will take place on Saturday, February 16th at 12 noon at The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. The Red & White Luncheon will benefit the Jessie McGuire-Dent Scholarship Fund to assist Galveston County Seniors matriculating to college as well as community service projects sponsored by the sorority. Jessie McGuire-Dent was one of the 22 original founding members of the illustrious organization, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., established 106 years ago on the campus of Howard University. Jessie McGuire-Dent was also a founding member of the Galveston Alumnae Chapter, chartered in 1941. Jessie McGuire-Dent was a graduate of Central High School and earned her teaching degree from Howard University. She taught Latin and later became the Dean of Girls at Central High School. Mrs. Dent, the Plaintiff for equal pay for African-American Teachers in the Galveston Independent School District, won her case on June 15, 1943, giving African-American Teachers equal pay to begin the September 1943 school year. In August of 1999, the City of Galveston named its newest recreation center, McGuire-Dent. Guest speaker is Reverend W. I. Randall, Jr. from the Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church. You will not want to miss the Red & White Luncheon 2019, the most memorable and romantic afternoon event in Galveston. Tickets are $35 per person and $340 per table. For more info and tickets call (409)457-9907. March 9th (9-6pm)
41st Corvette Chevy Expo
The Corvette Chevy Expo will be celebrating its 41st anniversary. This all Chevrolet event features world-class show cars indoors and also the new outdoor Show ‘N Shine for both Saturday and Sunday. Major national vendors from across the county will be available offering free shipping and discounts. Al Knoch Interiors will be doing on-site convertible top installations, as well as interior installations. Check out the cars for sale, craft show, and food court. The Corvette Chevy Expo is held at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Seawall Blvd. This is a “Vette Vues Magazine Production.” Sponsors are Lonestar Caliper Co., and Van Steel Corvette and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Visit corvettechevyexpo.com or call (386)7752512 for more info.
City Wide Ghost Hunt sponsored by Galveston Lantern Tours
Join the Historic Downtown District Ghost Hunt, where you can hear ghost stories and investigate more than just the Strand. Bring any ghost hunting equipment you would like to use and wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes for walking as you prowl quietly together through the public areas of the Historic Strand District. You will be having dinner at Prohibition Red’s for the conclusion of the ghost hunt, where you will enjoy their fantastic Ole Fashioned Burger and fries. Vegetarian burgers are available upon request. Meet at the Proletariat at 2221 Market St., Downtown Galveston. Check-in starts at 10pm with the investigation beginning at 11pm. Tickets are available at lanternlightgalveston.com.
Giving Opportunities Abound
This spring, you can make a difference in a variety of ways. Check out these upcoming events:
Lemonade Day 2019 Preparations Begin
These events are planned: February 7th (5-7pm): Education Expo & Lemonade Day Kick Off for Galveston - Take a stroll down the yellow lemon road to learn about the educational offers and opportunities throughout the region - from schools and lessons to summer camps and fun activities. Complete your passport to success, enjoy hot dogs from The Spot, and then register for Lemonade Day Galveston County. You will receive your backpack, materials, and a t-shirt at registration. Please remember that you must have an adult sign your registration form to participate in Lemonade Day. To reserve an education vendor space, contact Gina Spagnola at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (409)763-5326. This will be held at Odyssey Academy, 2412 61st St., Galveston and is open to everyone to attend. April 27th (10am-1pm); Build a Stand, Spark a Dream and Best Lemonade Tasting Contest - As part of Galveston Lemonade Day preparations, come out to Village Hardware, 6627 Stewart Rd., Galveston and “Build a Stand.” Kits will be available for registered young entrepreneurs to purchase for $19.99. Volunteers will be on site to assist youth to assemble their stand. Also, you can get a head start on your best lemonade with the “Best Tasting Contest.” Do you think your lemonade is a cut above everyone else’s? Participate in the 2019 Lemonade Day Galveston County Best Tasting Contest right after the “Build A Stand, Spark a Dream” event. All interested participants should arrive by 10am to register. Bring one gallon of your lemonade in an unmarked, disposable container. Winners with the best tasting lemonade will receive a trophy and certificate to celebrate their product and the creativity that went into developing it. For more info contact Gina Spagnola at gspagnola@ galvestonchamber.com or call (409)763-5326. May 4th (all day): Lemonade Day will take place all over town. Come out and support the young entrepreneurs and the community as they give back!
More Good Cause Events
March 7th (6-9pm): 2019 “A Shore Thing” Seaside Spring Soiree - This year’s event will take place at the 1880 Garten Verein in Galveston and will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, libations, live entertainment, and more. The event will raise funds to support GEF and the Grants to Teachers and Schools program where financial assistance is provided to purchase learning materials and implement innovative programming in Galveston Independent School District (GISD) classrooms. Live entertainment will set the tone for dancing and fun. A silent auction will present a robust shopping experience with something for every budget from lavish vacations, professional/college sports tickets, and assorted merchandise. The event will also highlight projects most recently funded by GEF and the educators implementing the projects. Tickets $100 and available at galvestonedfoundation.org. March 8th (3-5pm): Kendra Gives Back Party - Join the fun in the Main Lobby of the Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, for a Kendra Gives Back Party. 20% of the proceeds will benefit the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council. Unable to attend? You can still contribute! Place a phone order and they will ship your order at no additional cost. For more info go to (281)954-3725. This is free to attend.
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Galveston Historical Foundation Events:
Main Sail Movie Night, Spring Break Camps, & Elissa Day Sails 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. February 9th, 23rd, March 9th, 23rd, April 6th, 20th (11am-12:30pm): Basement to Attic Tour - Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. April 19th (7pm), May 18th, September 13th (8pm): Full Moon Tours - Experience Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light, the moonlight, on their upcoming Full Moon Tour. This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this architectural gem takes on a completely different look in the moonlight.
Winter Texans Free Tours - Several free tours are available for Winter Texans. Now that you’ve escaped the cold winter by heading south, it’s island time! Galveston Historical Foundation welcomes you with these specially created tours. February 5th and 19th at 10am, you can tour the 1859 St. Joseph’s Church at 10am. Tours of the 1838 Menard House will be held February 12th and 26th at 10am. These are free to attend. February 8th (5:30pm): Main Sail Movie Night at Texas Seaport Museum Join GHF’s Texas Seaport Museum for its next Main Sail Movie Night as “The Finest Hours” is projected on one of the ship’s sails on the pier at Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22 and Harborside Dr. The movie will begin at sunset. The public is encouraged to bring their own chairs, beverages (BYOB), snacks, and blankets. Popcorn will be available for purchase dockside. Admission is free. Seaport Spring Break Camps - Join the Texas Seaport Museum this March for a Spring Break workshop series! You will be setting sails aboard ELISSA, putting ships in bottles, and looking out for a lighthouse. Classes are free with general admission to the Texas Seaport Museum and
held dockside unless otherwise noted. Classes are limited to 20 people and begin at 2pm and last approximately one hour at most. March 12th, Ships Figureheads will be held; March 3rd, Set a Sail will take place; March 14th, will be Lighthouse Project; and March 15th, Set a Sail will take place. March 22nd (6pm): Market Street Social with Drew Kennedy You’re invited to join #galvestonhistory for a night of Market Street love featuring live music from acclaimed singer-songwriter Drew Kennedy and numerous Market Street pop-ups. Held in the 1904 GH&H Railroad Depot, guests will be able to purchase specially selected craft beer offerings, a curated menu of cocktails from DTO Galveston, and incredible food options from Gypsy Joynt and Maceo’s - all showcasing some of the amazing food and drinks available in this rapidly developing area of Galveston Island. Tickets are $10 and available at eventbrite.com. April 4th-5th (10am) and April 6th (1pm): 2019 Daysails of ELISSA - Join for a one of a kind outdoor adventure aboard the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA! As a sail training student, participants will experience what life was like as a 19th-century sailor. The program includes both hands-on and lecture learning, focusing on setting sails and maneuvering the 141-year-old ship through the Gulf of Mexico. Come on this journey through the past and experience your own piece of history. View full information at eventbrite.com/e/2019elissa-day-sails-tickets-51880007499. Tickets are $200-$300. This is for ages 10 and older. This is a 6-hour sail. April 6th (6pm): Plankowners’ Sailabration Join in the celebration of the Official Tall Ship of Texas at this year’s Plankowners’ Sailabration! This annual fundraising event features hors-d’oeuvres, craft beer, wine, a buffet dinner, auctions, and more! 100% of the proceeds benefit ELISSA and the many educational and training programs of the Texas Seaport Museum. The Plankowners’ Sailabration also offers the public the opportunity to join the Plankowners’ II Syndicate. By joining ELISSA’s Plankowners’ II Syndicate with the purchase of a plank, you can earn your place in the history of the ship. A limited number of combo tickets are available for sailing onboard the 1877 ELISSA and RSVP to the 2019 Plankowners’ Party. Visit eventbrite. com/e/2019-elissa-day-sails-tickets-51880007499 for more information on those tickets. Tickets to the party only are $100; Sailing & Party tickets are $200-$300. You can “Buy a Plank” for $500$700. Tickets are available at galvestonhistory.org.
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3D & 4D Movies at Moody Gardens
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. Through March 8th
• 10:30am: “Great White Sharks 3D” • 11am: “Backyard Wilderness 3D” • 11:35am: “Backyard Wilderness 3D” • 12 noon: “Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D” • 12:50pm: “Great White Sharks 3D” • 1:25pm: “Secret Oceans 3D” • 2:15pm: “Backyard Wilderness 3D” • 3:05pm: “Great White Sharks 3D” • 3:35pm: “Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D” • 4:25pm: “Backyard Wilderness 3D” • 5:15pm: “Secret Ocean 3D” Hi-def digital 4D projection with DTS surround sound immerses you as wind, mist, leg ticklers, and other special effects provide a short-film experience that is a thrill for all ages. Through March 8th
• 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm: “Shark 4D” • 4pm, 8pm: “San Andrea 4D”
New this Month: “Backyard Wilderness 3D”
“Backyard Wilderness” will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under your noses - in your own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior - all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy. You will follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and you will experience the joy that she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things that can transform you forever. For a preview clip go to youtu.be/ y1Z4mmn3YzE.
Family Days at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier Announces 2019 Season Specials
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, located at 2501 Seawall Blvd., features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, food venues, and retail shops. All events and rides are weather permitting. For more info, tickets, and a full list of events go to pleasurepier.com. For decades, the historic Pleasure Pier served as a tourism catalyst for Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard and the Texas Gulf Coast. More than 40 years after the original Pleasure Pier was destroyed by Hurricane Carla, Landry’s has transformed the Pleasure Pier into a world-class amusement park for all ages. Tickets are available for Walk-On only (no rides), Single Rides, All Day Ride Passes, and Weekend Pass for three parks at tickets.pleasurepier. com. The pier is currently open other weekends: Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 11am-9pm, and Sundays 11am-7pm, weather permitting. Specials
• Weekend Adventure Pass – Three Parks – One pass for $39.99, enjoy unlimited visits on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, and Downtown Aquarium Houston. • Kid for a Day: Everyone visiting will pay kid’s price for admission of $19.99 for All Day Ride Passes, valid Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through February 24th. • February 1st-24th: Mardi Gras on the Pier Enjoy the Kid for a Day discounts and revel in the fun on the Pier. • February 15th-18th: President’s Day Weekend - The Weekend Adventure Pass will be good Friday-Monday this weekend. • March 8th-17th: Spring Break Celebration Enjoy unlimited visits during these two weeks to the Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, and Downtown Aquarium Houston with the Spring Break Pass for only $89.99.
On the second Saturday of every month, 10am-3pm, the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum is located at Pier 19 in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)766-7827 or go to oceanstaroec.com.
February 9th: Shaving Cream Creations - Use a common petroleum product (shaving cream), food coloring, a toothpick, and cardstock to create your own marbled art creation. Explore your creative side and make a unique one of-a-kind valentine card for your loved one.
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Galveston’s Own Farmers Market:
Even During Winter, There’s Tons Going On at the Market
Through February 10th:
The 2019 Galveston Restaurant Week Continues
The eighth annual Galveston Restaurant Week will continue until Sunday, February 10th and brings Galveston Island’s vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining this winter. This beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from dozens of Galveston’s best restaurants and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas’s most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston’s most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus. Two and/or three-course dinners are priced between $20-$35; and 2-course lunches, breakfasts, and brunches cost between $10 and $20. The event will showcase the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes, and tastiest culinary gems that Galveston has to offer, as well as benefit Access Care of Coastal Texas. This year’s event is presented by WAITR, and sponsored by Texas Monthly, OpenTable, The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Houstonia Magazine, and OutSmart Magazine. Last year’s event featured a vast array of Galveston Island eateries and resulted in a very welcome boost during the Island’s slower season of winter. For additional information, visit the official website at GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com.
• Blake’s Bistro (New American): 5222 Seawall Blvd., (409)744-1500 • BLVD. Seafood (Seafood): 2800 Seawall Blvd., (409)762-2583, OpenTable for reservations • Brickhouse Tavern & Tap (American): 3502 Seawall Blvd., (409)763-5649 • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (Seafood): 2501 Seawall Blvd., (409)766-4952 • Fisherman’s Wharf (Seafood): 2200 Harborside Dr., Downtown Galveston, (409)765-5708, OpenTable for reservations • FishTales (Seafood): 2502 Seawall Blvd., (409)762-8545, OpenTable for reservations • Gaido’s Famous Seafood Restaurant (Seafood): 3900 Seawall Blvd., (409)762-9625, OpenTable for reservations • Grotto Ristorante (Italian): 5222 Seawall Blvd., (409)741-1500, OpenTable for reservations • Gumbo Diner (American Traditional): 3602 Seawall Blvd., (409)762-3232 • Hearsey on the Strand (New American): 2410 Strand St., Downtown Galveston, (409)765-5604, OpenTable for reservations • Joe’s Crab Shack (Seafood): 3502 Seawall Blvd., (409)766-1515 • Landry’s Seafood (Seafood): 5310 Seawall Blvd., (409)744-1010 • Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar (Cajun): 2107 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, (409)744-8626 • Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar (Seafood): 3828 Seawall Blvd., (409)762-9625 • Number 13 (Fine Dining): 7809 Broadway (Causeway), (409)5722650, OpenTable for reservations • Olympia Grill on Seawall (Greek): 4908 Seawall Blvd., (409)7661222, OpenTable for reservations • Olympia Grill at Pier 21 (Greek): 100 21st St., Downtown Galveston, (409)765-0021, OpenTable for reservations • The Original Mexican Restaurant (Mexican): 1401 Market St. on the corner of 14th St., (409)762-6001 • Porch Cafe (New American): 1625 East Beach Dr., (409)762-0808, OpenTable for reservations • Prohibition Red’s (American): 2401 Church St., Downtown Galveston, (409)766-7170 • Rainforest Cafe (New American): 5310 Seawall Blvd., (409)7446000 • Riondo’s Ristorante Bar & Grille (Italian): 2328 Strand St., Downtown Galveston, (409)621-9595, OpenTable for reservations • Saltgrass Steak House (Steakhouse): 1502 Seawall Blvd., (409)7624261 • Saltwater Grill (Seafood): 2017 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, (409)762-3474, OpenTable for reservations • Shark Shack Beach Bar & Grill (Seafood): 2402 Strand St., Downtown Galveston, (409)497-2006 • Shearn’s Seafood & Prime Steaks (Fine Dining): 7 Hope Blvd., Moody Gardens, (409)741-8484, OpenTable for reservations • Shrimp ‘N Stuff Downtown (Seafood): 216 23rd St., Downtown Galveston, (409)974-4609 • Sky Bar Steak & Sushi (Asian): 2105 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, (409)621-4759 • The Spot (American, Seafood): 3204 Seawall Blvd., (409)621-5237 • Taquilo’s (Mexican): 2101 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, (409)497-4279 16 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
• Trattoria La Vigna (Italian): 412 20th St., Downtown Galveston, (409)497-4927, OpenTable for reservations • Willie G’s (Seafood): 2100 Harborside Dr., Downtown Galveston, (409)762-3030, OpenTable for reservations • Vargas by Paco (Fine Dining): 2028 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, (409)762-3696, OpenTable for reservations • Yaga’s Cafe (American Traditional): 2314 Strand St., Downtown Galveston, (409)762-6676
Join the Fun
Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is easy. Reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you’re able to sample your favorite flavors! The public is invited to experience cuisine that will amplify your palate and highlight the fun of dining on Galveston Island. Quite simply, this culinary tradition promises to “celebrate delicious!” like no other event of the year. There are no passes to buy, no coupons to carry, and no cards to punch, only a quick call to the restaurant(s) selected to make reservations or through OpenTable, then dine out through February 10th.
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One lucky photographer will win $500 cash, for capturing “Best Photo” in the Galveston Restaurant Week Photo Contest. Wesite visitors are encouraged to post photos either on GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com, or simply by tagging their Instagrams with #GalvRW2019. Entries may range from photos depicting particular restaurants; favorite restaurant entrees, waiters, and chefs; to views of outdoor events, picnics, neighborhoods, and festivals. Submission deadline is February 3rd. Beginning February 4th, visitors to GalvestonRestaurantWeek. com will have one week to vote for their favorite photo, and one lucky winner will capture the $500 Grand Prize on February 11th.
And while patrons are enjoying Galveston’s great cuisine, they can also be happy knowing their participation in Restaurant Week is helping others. This year, each restaurant participating in Galveston Restaurant Week has committed to help Access Care of Coastal Texas provide weekly nutritious lunches to its clients with HIV or AIDS.
A Love of Cooking & The Kitchen Comes to The Kitchen Chick 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)497-2999 or go to thekitchenchick.com. Classes are: • February 9th (11am): Macaron Magic • February 13th (6:30pm): Tuscan Wine & Pasta Dinner • February 15th (6:30pm): Gulf Seafood, Sensational Seared Scallops • February 16th (11am): Keto Comfort Food, Steakhouse Edition • February 27th (6:30pm): Boozy Creole Feast • February 28th (6:30pm): Boozy Creole Feast
Every Thursday 3-7pm and Sunday 8am1pm, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is held at The Bryan Gardens, located at 1315 21st St. Join the fun in the beautiful Conservatory and botanical gardens to relax and enjoy time and conversation with friends, family, and museum staff while shopping for locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products plus live music, yoga, massage, crafting, and Kids Corner! The Thursday market features all of the perks that you’ve come to expect at the market plus the added charms of the Bryan Museum’s “Wine at the Bryan” weekly event. The Sunday market also features wonderful goods and the charm of Bryan’s courtyard. It is always free to browse and most events are free to participate in. Every Sunday (10am): Yoga Classes - There are yoga classes available every Sunday at the market. These classes are led by local yoga teachers. All classes are free to attend and anyone is welcome to participate. February 10th, 21st (9am-12 noon): The Friends of Rosenberg Library Book Sale & Give-Away takes place. Come to peruse the books or just get a free kids’ book to take home. The Friends curate special selections each month of nature, cooking, and science-related books, and you’ll also find plenty of fiction, children’s literature, and general book goodness. February 19th, March 19th (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. Children and babies are welcome.
Every Thursday-Sunday: Taste of The Strand Food Tour - At the Taste of The Strand walking and tasting tour, sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well-known Galveston institutions. Tickets are $89.95 per person. Purchase tickets at tasteofthestrand.com. Weather permitting, tours begin at 2016 Strand inside of the Old Strand Emporium. February 13th, 21st (6pm): Ghost Tour and Dinner at Hotel Galvez - Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers a monthly “Dinner with the Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour and dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6pm and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30pm. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, call (409)765-7721. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts are featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. Hotel Galvez and Galvez Bar & Grill are located at 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. Restaurant patrons can enjoy complimentary valet parking when dining. February 15th (7-9pm): Menardi Gras at the 1838 Menard House - Celebrate Mardi Gras 2019 at the site of the island’s first celebration of the annual fest in 1853, the Michel B. Menard House! Tickets include access to beverages, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, and a live New Orleans brass band. Tickets are limited and advance reservation is required. Mardi Gras is all about dressing for a great time. “Something festive” is recommended (costumes are always welcomed) and fun. The event will be held outside. Tickets are $55-$90 and available at eventbrite.com. Menard House is located at 1605 53rd St., Galveston. February 24th, March 3rd (11am-2pm): Mardi Gras Brunch at Hotel Galvez - Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez takes on a Mardi Gras flair during the carnival season featuring a rotation of New Orleans inspired menu items such as jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, and bread pudding along with many of the standard brunch favorites. Brunch is $44.99 for adults; $39.99 for seniors and $26.99 for children (ages 6-11). Advance reservations are recommended through OpenTable or calling (409)515-2145.
2019 Galveston Reads:
“No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine” by Rachel Pearson
The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is “No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine” by Rachel Pearson, MD. As described by the publisher, this book is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk.” Their summary for the book is as follows: “In medical charts, the term “N.A.D.” (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America’s medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor—and the poor suffer from their mistakes.” Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas. Pearson, herself from a working-class background, remains haunted by the suicide of a close friend, experiences firsthand the heartbreak of her own errors in a patient’s care, and witnesses the ruinous effects of a hurricane on a Texas town’s medical system. In a free clinic where the motto is “All Are Welcome Here,” she learns how to practice medicine with love and tenacity amidst the raging injustices of a system that favors the rich and the white. “No Apparent Distress” is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor’s coming-of-age.
Galveston Reads At a Glance
Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the
Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. The Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions. If you cannot attend but would still like to volunteer, contact Dustan Archer, or (409)763-8854 ext. 140. Meeting attendance is not required to participate.
At these book discussions, they will be chatting about “No Apparent Distress” by Rachel Pearson, MD. Refreshments will be served. • Saturday, February 9th (10am), held at Robbie Farmer Library at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston • Monday, February 11th (6:30pm), held at Robbie Farmer Library at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston • Wednesday, February 13th (12 noon), held at TAMUG, Pelican Island Campus Room: Main 201, 200 Seawolf Pkwy., Galveston • Wednesday, February 13th (7pm), held at Unitarian Universalist Church, 502 Church St., Galveston
• February 12th (6pm): Music & Dance with Alligator Handshake at Bryan Museum Conservatory • February 21st (7pm): St. Vincent’s Speaker Panel will be held at Rosenberg Library Harris Gallery • March 7th (7pm): Professors Discussion Panel will be held at Rosenberg Library Wortham Auditorium • March 16th (3pm): UTMB Doctor’s Speak Panel will be held at Rosenberg Library Wortham Auditorium • March 18th (7pm): Author Visit and Presentation: Rachel Pearson will speak, field questions, and sign copies of her book at Galveston College in the Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston
A Love of Reading at Rosenberg Library
Rosenberg Library is located Downtown at 2310 Sealy St., Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854 or go to rosenberg-library.org.
Activities are designed for ages 13-18. Mondays, February 4th, 11th, and 25th (4:30-7:30pm): Teen Tabletop RPG - Play a pen-andpaper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons! Space is limited, but come enjoy the story even if you
Book Signings in February Saturday, February 16th (2-4pm): “Tuesday Night Love Letters” by Gini Brown and Leslie Watts
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for local authors Gini Brown and Leslie Watts, with their new collection of stories from Galveston’s past. Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd St. in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)750-8200 or go to galvestonbookshop. com. On Tuesday nights from June to August, Galveston’s Summer Beach Band presents free concerts featuring rousing marches and show tunes. Each program includes a short vignette of local “facts, fables, or fabulous fibs,” as interpreted by local authors Gini Brown and Leslie Watts. These entertaining stories are not a history of Galveston in the strict sense, but a more entertaining non-historical history: the little stories of people and events, the tall tales, the gossip, the “didja hears” stories as shared by local folk over back-alley fences, between doughnut shop stools, around cafeteria tables, at church socials, and family reunions. “Tuesday Night Love Letters” is a selection of favorite stories that Gini and Leslie have collected over the years, a few dozen short tales of Galveston history as many think it should be told: warm, witty, and memorable, if not always true. Gini Brown is also the author of “Galveston: Lore, Legends, & Downright Lies,” to which the current book may be considered a sequel. Gini and Leslie are both longtime residents of Galveston, and both are very active in the community.
can’t or don’t know how to play. Wednesday, February 6th (4:30-6pm): Anti-Valentine’s Day Party - Is romance not your thing? Do you want to listen to angsty music, make black duct tape roses, and graffiti printed book covers and movie posters? Ward people off with smelly foods? Come to participate in our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. Friday, February 8th (4:305:30pm): Teen Gaming, Board Games – These games are cooperative, strategic, and more such as Mario Kart and Smash Bros. on the Wii U.
Tuesday, February 5th (4-5:30pm): Coastal Crafts, Valentine’s Day Earrings with artist Annette Kinslow - Join us, along with local artist Annette Kinslow, in making beautiful Valentine’s Day wire and bead earrings. Register at the reference desk (second floor) or call (409)763-8854, extension 115 to RSVP. February 7th (6:30-8pm): Adult Trivia Night February 28th (6:30-8:30pm): Adult Board Game Night
March 9th (4pm): “Dis Bonne Nuit” Book Signing at From the HeArt Gallery
Come out for this book signing at From the HeArt Gallery, 2111 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston. “Dis Bonne Nuit” is written by Angela Daniel. The storyline is timely - just a week and a half until Mardi Gras, and a virus breaks out in New Orleans that spreads at lightning speed. The end of the world didn’t come with a bang. It came as a whisper on the breeze. It could have been any day on Bourbon Street. But it wasn’t. It was the day the end began. A sudden mysterious virus sweeps over Orleans Parish and within a matter of hours it seems that everyone has gone crazy. As the city burns, madness and dissension spread quickly. Desperately trying to identify the root of the illness, mistrust and suspicion surround the scientific community over the murder of a colleague. As the event spirals outward, a group of strangers is thrown together determined to survive. Armed with only the talisman and charms of an eccentric woman, they look for their own answers. Will faith, science, and black magic be enough to stop the deadly epidemic in time to save humanity? Say your prayers and say goodnight. Come get your copy and have it signed by the author before the end begins. You can also stick around afterward the book signing and be a part of ArtWalk until 9pm.
Book Signing of “The Sisters” with Winter Texan Janet Kay at The Witchery
Winter Texan Janet Kay will be signing copies of her new paranormal/historical fantasy novel, “The Sisters” from 12 noon-4pm on Saturday, February 2nd at The Witchery, located at 2116 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston. Set in Galveston, this intriguing novel flashes back and forth in time between the Great Storm of 1900 and the present day. It explores the possibility of penetrating the veil that separates the world of the living from the land of the dead. It does so through the eyes of two feuding sisters who are in love with the same man. It is only after Jimmy’s death that they begin to discover secrets buried within a past life they once shared. Can they find a way to heal, to forgive, and break free from the karma that has haunted them for an eternity? Reviews of “The Sisters” have been excellent: “Janet Kay is a gifted storyteller who enthralls her readers with her brilliant imagination and alluring plots. You won’t be able to put this book down!” Stacie Theis, Book Reviewer, Beach Bound Books. For more information about Janet Kay and her novels, go to novelsbyjanetkay.com.
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Contest Entries on Exhibit at Galveston Art League Gallery
Exhibitions This Month at Galveston Arts Center: On Exhibit Through March 3rd:
Camp Bosworth, “Thank You, Please Drive Thru”
Camp Bosworth creates elaborately carved and painted wood objects influenced by his West Texas and the U.S. Mexico border surroundings. Hand-carved, and often gilded or painted, the scale of his work often results in humorous and whimsical sculptures. His most recent works are inspired by the menu items of Dairy Queens ubiquitous to small towns throughout Texas. For his exhibition, “Thank you, Please Drive Thru,” Bosworth brings steak finger baskets and soft-served ice cream sculptures to Galveston. In the 1878 & Brown Foundation Galleries, Miss Pussycat presents “The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat.” “The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat” features an installation of puppets and their worlds by New Orleans based artist, musician, and puppeteer, Panacea Theriac (also known as Miss Pussycat). The exhibition includes puppets and puppet theaters, along with videos, photographs, and ceramic sculptures of her puppets. “The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat” highlights characters and worlds from her last five puppet shows: “The Western Village Shopping Village,” “Clothes Made by Small Furry Animals, Frenchy and Jett,” “The Happy Castle of Goblinburg,” and “The Cookie Carnival Baking Contest.” In her work, Miss Pussycat creates paracosmic fantasies that often relate to her own experience as an artist and musician. She’s in a band and her puppets have a band that releases records, while others are artists and museum workers in a fictitious museum. Each character assumes a life of their own in an everevolving series of stories. On the second floor, Quintron’s “Drum Buddy (Miss Pussycat Model)” will be on exhibit. Playing on the unique acoustics of the concrete and steel lined second-floor vault of GAC’s 1878 First National Bank Building, New Orleans-based artist and musician Quintron presents one of his most notable inventions, the Drum Buddy. The Drum Buddy is a light-activated analog synthesizer which creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns triggered by the rotation of recycled #10 pizza sauce cans. Using the unique characteristics of optical sensors, the instrument produces drum-like tones, chirps, and buzzes in four distinct voices: kick, snare, bass, and “space.” Quintron is credited with fostering an analog synth revival in the late 1990’s-early 2000’s with the invention of and continual experimentation with the Drum Buddy. The piece on display at GAC is a one-of-a-kind version of the instrument created for Miss Pussycat in 2009. Visitors are invited to enter the vault to
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experience the unique soundscape produced by this innovative instrument.
The galleries and the ArtWorks Museum Store are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 11am5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.
February 17th (2-4pm): Cary Reeder Artist Talk - Join exhibiting artist Cary Reeder for an informal talk about her exhibition, “Impermanence,” followed by a meet and greet with the artist. Reeder will discuss some of the tools she uses in her work, allowing visitors a behind the scenes look at her process.
Conversations @ The Center
Conversations @ The Center features artists and arts professionals who speak about and show images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The 2019 series highlights Texas-based authors who have published books on topics in contemporary art, and who will join in conversation with individuals that give special insight into local and regional connections to their work. All events are free and open to the public. Scheduled are: • February 16th (2-3pm): Robert Craig Bunch and Robert Dampier - Author Robert Craig Bunch will speak about his book, “The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists,” in conversation with Galveston-based artist Robert Dampier who is featured in the publication. • March 31st (2-3pm): Jay Wehnert and Recie Kraemer - Author Jay Wehnert will speak about his book, “Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars,” in conversation with Galveston resident Recie Kraemer, owner of Karol Virag’s Decoupage House. • May (2-3pm): Pete Gershon - Pete Gershon will speak about his book, “Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972–1985,” in conversation with an artist featured in the book. Tuesdays (4:15-5:45pm): Art Club for Kids Perfect for home-schoolers or after school, this mixed age art club centers on the student-directed exploration of drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration. GAC instructors teach expressive arts practice, where kids use traditional art techniques to develop essential skills like intuitive reasoning, investigative play, and self-confidence. This program is designed for
students in grades 3-9. Cost depends on how many sessions your child attends. Starting January 31st, Galveston Art League Every Tuesday (Tuesdays, Gallery visitors can view art entered in the league’s 6-8pm): Ceramic Studio Learn hand-building techniques first juried competition of 2019. The gallery, at 2117A Postoffice St., is open from 12 noon to 6pm in pottery, figurative sculpture, Thursdays-Sundays. This exhibit will end Feband glazing with earthenware ruary 24th. clay. Create sculptural relief Highlights of the exhibit include the Best of tiles, full 3D sculpture, funcShow winner and other award recipients in five tional pottery and tableware, categories: works on canvas, works on paper, phofigures, and more. This course uses methods that don’t require tography, two-dimensional mixed media, and 3-D pieces such as a potter’s wheel, including sculpture, pottery, pinch-pots, coil construction, and slab construction. and jewelry. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, A reception how to securely join corners and handles, and awards ceremake lids fit properly, and various kinds mony will be held of surface treatments, textures, and glazes. 6-8pm Saturday, Fees are $50 for two sessions or $75 for four February 2nd, at sessions. Join at any time! the gallery. The judge for February 1st (5:30-7:30pm): Mardi Gras this show was Dr. Mask Making Party - Get into the Mardi “Bellarae” by Artist Joseph Henderson, Anne Franklin, Gras spirit by decorating your own one-of- Photo: who is an assistant a-kind mask! Drop in after work to unwind, a Best of Show award recipient in Fall 2017 enjoy an adult beverage, and get inspired with professor teaching graduate-level art classes online friends. All materials are provided, including a in the Arts and Sciences Department of the Univermolded cardboard half-face mask with elastic sity of Nebraska Kearney. Franklin, a Galveston rescord for wearing, paint, feathers, sequins, coins, ident since 2013, received her doctorate from the beads, glitter, and hot glue. Samples and demonUniversity of Kansas. strations will be part of the evening’s itinerary. At G. Lee Gallery This Month: You can impress your friends with your ingenuity and get into the Mardi Gras spirit! The cost of this class is $12 at the door (Winter Texans, ask for promo rate). A small selection of craft beer and wine will be available to those over 21. Children There’s a lot going on at the gallery this month! are welcome with accompanying adult. SWAN Day Art Competition February 9th (10am-4pm): Polymer Clay G. Lee Gallery is seeking women artists to parWorkshop - This workshop will be with ticipate in the SWAN Day art competition. What award-winning designer Paula Kennedy. Join is SWAN Day? Support Women Artists Now! Each Paula for her quarterly workshop and learn how woman artist may submit up to three pieces of to make imitation wood-patterned coasters. These 2D art for review. Only one image per art piece coasters have the look of real wood and liquid allowed. Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, won’t hurt them. You can take yours home at the crayon, graphite, charcoal, scratchboard, pastel, end of the workshop. This is for adults and teens pen and ink, or mixed media are acceptable. For ages 14 and up. No experience necessary. Tuition rules and registration go to gleegallery.net. For is $75 and all materials are provided. more info call (409)370-7350. Submissions must be received no later than Spring Break Art Camps: Puppet-Palooza Sunday, March 31st. March 11th-15th (Held 9am-12 noon for ages Awards presentation, reception, and prizes will 5-8 and 1-4pm for ages 9-13): Puppet-Palooza - be awarded 4-6pm, Saturday, April 13th. This camp, in conjunction with GAC’s concurrent exhibition, “The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat,” On Exhibit will feature teaching artists who will help kids Due to strong customer response, G.Lee Galconstruct their own story, puppets, and puppet lery’s Ada Jones’ “All Things Texas” show is held theaters during a five-day camp in GAC’s studio. over through the month of February. Her acrylic Along the way, they’ll solve structural engineering paintings depict the natural beauty of the Gulf’s challenges, collaborate, practice creative writing, sunlit shores to the radiance of the Hill Country’s and engage in intuitive, hands-on 3-D art making. wildflowers and bluebonnets. They’ll make puppets whose mouths and limbs Also showing at the gallery is Lou Sprecher, move. On Friday, campers will perform their Constance Paul, Ruth Ann Rickman, Keith Clark, project as a team for their adoring fans. According Dew and Gary Harvey, Sherrie Kostura, Liz Wilson, to the New Orleans-based artist behind the exhiKelly Halbach, Jane East, Gaw Jones; jewelry by bition “Panacea Theriac,” who creates under the Rene Armstrong and Charlotte Martin; fused glass moniker Miss Pussycat, “Kids are natural puppeby Sheryl Lambert; pottery by Lana Loveland; and teers and can make up an entire puppet show in our resident artist George Douglas Lee with still about two hours if they are excited and have lots life, landscapes, contemporary and iconic landof weird craft supplies.” With her engaging exhimarks in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. bition of over 50 puppets, theaters, videos, color More Info photos, and ceramic sculptures as inspiration, G.Lee Gallery is located at 2217 Strand, Suite this year’s campers will have a total of 15 hours 107-B in Downtown Galveston. For more info call to do be creative. Tuition is $150. All materials (409)370-7350 or go to gleegallery.net. included. Register early, this will sell out fast.
SWAN Day Art Competition & Ada Jones’ “All Things Texas” Show
Outdoors 5K’s, Half & Full Marathons This Spring
February 2nd: Surfside Beach Marathon, Half and Surfin’ Surfside 5K - All races are 100% pavement free - you will stay on the beautiful stretch of beach between Surfside Beach and the San Luis Pass. All events begin and end at Stahlman Park in Surfside. Marathon and Half Marathon registration includes packets with awesome swag, shirt, commemorative stone coaster, finisher medal, and meal and beverage at the after party. Go to surfsidebeachmarathon.com for more info. There is also a Timed Kids 1K. February 2nd (6:30pm): Anchor Leg Athletic Club Run Meet - Whether you are a walker, a jogger, or a seasoned marathoner, you are invited to join. At the end of each event, stick around and hang out with other runners, enjoy music, and sip brews. Check in time is at 6:30pm. You can choose from 3-miles, 2-miles, 1-mile. This will start at Devil and the Deep Brewery, Downtown Galveston. This is a free event and open to all levels. There is an optional donation of $5. These donations go to improve the club and for purchasing things like water, snacks, signs, print materials, and more. Donate at the club or online at paypal.me/anchorlegac. Also, be sure to join the Facebook group: Anchor Leg Athletic Club. February 17th: Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K - The race is totally on paved roads with no running on sand or the beach. There is also a Kids 1 Mile race. This fun annual race is always the highlight of Spring. It will start and end at Stewart Beach, 201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. For more info go to galvestonmarathon.com. This is a Boston Marathon qualifier. February 23rd: “Mardi Gras! Galveston” Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K - Join for the 108th celebration of “Mardi Gras! Galveston” - the best day ever! You will receive with your registration a festival shirt, Mardi Gras themed item, a beer at the finish, and a ticket to Mardi Gras that day. To register, go to mardigrasgalveston.com/jolly-jester-jaunt.
The Jolly Jester Jaunt will start in the heart of “Mardi Gras! Galveston’s” Entertainment district under the famous Mardi Gras arch on 24th and Mechanic. Runners and walkers will jaunt inside the Entertainment District for an unforgettable 5K experience. March 2nd: Causeway FunD Run/Walk - Ever thought of taking in the view standing on top of the Galveston Causeway? Then you will want to be a part of this run. Proceeds raised at the SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk benefit School of Health Professions (SHP) student scholarships. Your participation represents a powerful investment in the future of health care for the region and state. This starts at the “Galveston County Daily News” Building parking lot. To register go to shp.utmb.edu/fundrun. April 6th: Wicked Wine Run - Race through the beautiful and scenic Haak Vineyard & Winery in Santa Fe, Texas. The start time for the 5K Wicked Run is 5:30pm and the 1K Wicked Tasting Walk begins at 7pm. 5K participants are required to finish in one hour or less. Waves of runners will be released on the course with 5-minute intervals. Runners and all attendees must be 21 or older to participate. Register at wickedwinerun.com. April 7th: Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas - This flat, fast course runs along southern Texas’ Gulf of Mexico coastline. This is a qualifier run. To register go to ironman.com. More Upcoming Runs: • April 13th: Gritty Goddess Womens 5K • April 27th: Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne 5K • April 28th: Divas Half Marathon & 5K
McGuire Dent Walk Club:
This Month at Galveston Island State Park:
Free Motivation, Invaluable Friendships
Did you know that people who work out together are more likely to stick to their workout program? It’s true! Every Tuesday at 8:30am, McGuire Dent Recreation Center, 2222 28th St. is hosting a walking club. Grab your neighbors, friends, anyone you know and join us! You can walk at your own pace. The goal is to increase wellness for all. For more info or questions call (409)797-3700. This is free to attend.
Spring Break, BAHN Break Schlitterbahn Waterpark Celebrates Spring
In the winter, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston is still open! Galveston’s heated indoor waterpark, Wasserfest, is open weekends until April. The heated Wasserfest section was awarded the Golden Ticket for World’s Best Indoor Waterpark for eight years in a row. Schlitterbahn Waterpark is currently open Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm. They will be open daily 10am-5pm March 9th-17th.
Take a BAHN BREAK this Spring Break at Schlitterbahn Waterparks
Schlitterbahn Indoor Waterpark Galveston is a great destination for Spring Break - the heated Wasserfest section of the park is available to deliver the most Spring Break fun around! During Spring Break, this part of the park is home to the Boogie Bahn surf ride, four tubing slides, a tidal wave river, three-speed slides, two areas for kids, a wave lagoon, a heated pool with a swim-up refreshment bar, and more. Tickets range from $21 and up and are available at schlitterbahn.com/galveston and at the gate.
Looking for Treasures On The Beach Galveston Island State Park is located on the west end of the island at 14901 FM 3005, Galveston. For more info call (409)7371222 or go to tpwd. state.tx.us/state-parks/ galveston-island. February 2nd, 9th, 23rd, March 2nd (10-11am): Beachcombing 101 - Treasures await you at the water’s edge! Stretch your legs and join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop and collecting expedition. Winter is the best time for beachcombing, but dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet. January 5th, 12th, 26th (3-4pm): Bay Tower Hike - Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below at this hike! You will be casting nets, getting your hands muddy, and tasting edible plants of Galveston Bay on your way to an observation tower. February 1st (5:30-6:30pm): StarGazing 101 The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas! Do you know your stars? Come out and learn some cool ways to learn them all. January 18th (5:30pm): Full Moon Hike - Live by the sun, love by the moon! Ranger Lisa will take you on a short program and help you discover the mysteries of la luna, or the moon, while you explore the nightlife of Galveston Island State Park February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, March 2nd, 9th (1:30pm): Birding 101 - This class is a relaxed, island-style birding introduction for families. Join on a brief birding orientation and hike to discover some of the great wildlife observation opportunities on Galveston Island. Binoculars, scope, and lots of information is available to everyone.
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Sea Star Base Galveston:
Youth Sailing Saturdays
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. At Sea Star Base Galveston, the sea is an extraordinary classroom that provides hands-on opportunities for youth to learn and build character through challenging, rewarding, hands-on experiences. Sea Star Base Galveston is a high adventure marine and a maritime destination offering aquatic education programs that instill lifetime leadership, teamwork skills, and independence in body, mind, and spirit. For more info go to ssbgalveston.org or call (409)572-2560. Sea Star Galveston is based at 7509 Broadway, Galveston. Upcoming events include: Every Saturday: Youth Sailing Saturdays - The Youth Sailing Program at Sea Star Base Galveston is unlike any other youth program in the country. It is their belief that every child has the ability and should have the opportunity to learn how to sail and become an ambitious, skilled, and active lifetime sailor. Children are taught by the highly skilled staff at this world class sailing facility but the benefits do not end there. In the youth sailing program, children learn stewardship of the oceans, coasts, and communities; they are heavily mentored by dedicated volunteers and learn physical and social skills that will carry them throughout life. These classes are open to the public. Beginning Sailors classes are 9am-12 noon. Intermediate Sailors classes are 1-5pm. Non-members can pay the daily rate of $25 per session. Membership is $200 annually for students only. Every Sunday (12:30-4:30pm): Schooner Sundays - These sailing lessons are for those interested in learning to sail, becoming members, or simply looking to enjoy a day out on the water. Guests are invited to work the sails if they like, or even steer, as the Captains point out areas of interest along the route. Reservations are required. This is free for members and $50 for non-member adults, $40 non-member students. February 16th (7am-12 noon): Fishing Day Camp, Let’s Catch Sheephead - Make fishing an addition to your SSBG program or make it a program for your group, pack, troop, crew, or ship. Capt. Cody Dunn, SSBC’s Professional Fishing Guide, will be spearheading the 2019 Fishing Camp Program as well as holding workshops on safety and local ecology. You can bring your own pole or use one of SSBC’s generously donated poles. Live bait, cleaning table, nets, life jackets, bottled water, and a lot of catching know-how are all provided during this 4-hour fishing adventure at SSBG. Future Fishing Camps are: • March 16th: Black Drum, Sheephead • April 20th: Everything Running • May 11th: Everything Running
Kayak the Bay at SSBC
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These Intro to Kayaking classes are designed to be a course for beginners with no experience or for those that have never taken a kayak class. In the ACA Kayaking 1 and 2 classes, participants will learn about the parts of the boat and their function, basic paddle strokes, and rescues. Classes will take place at Sea Star Base Galveston. The cost for this 8-hour course is $100. Upon completion of the class, participants will have the skills needed to self-rescue, assist in a rescue of someone else, be able to maneuver their kayak efficiently and effectively on calm bodies of water. Classes are: • March 2nd, May 5th, September 14th (8-hour course held 8am-5pm): Introduction to Kayaking Level 1 • April 13th, August 31st, October 26th (8-hour course held 8am-5pm): Essentials of Kayak Touring Level II
Spring Break Aquatic Adventure Camps
SSBG’s Aquatic Adventure Camps are returning just in time for Spring Break, March 11th-15th. If you are looking for a Spring Break program that is action-packed and educational, look no further than the SSBG Spring Break Aquatic Adventure Day Camps. All activities will provide educational opportunities while creating an unforgettable
aquatic experience - all led by a highly skilled team of captains and mariners. Campers will navigate and explore the pristine waterways of Offatts Bayou and Galveston Bay while learning maritime terminology, the principles of sailing, boating skills, ecology of the bayou, and much more. Camps are daily 8am-6pm. Campers can choose from the following programs each day: dinghy small boat sailing, sonar keelboat sailing, sailboat cruising, ultimate kayaking, and hooked on fishing. Registration opens February 1st at ssbgalveston.org/springbreak. Cost is $145 a day and a discount is available for multiple days. These are for ages 8-17.
Pi Day March 14th (1:59-4pm)
Sea Star Base Galveston (SSBG) and SMART Family Literacy invite curious high school students, middle school students, and families to Pi Day Galveston, a celebration of math. Pi Day is celebrated around the country on March 14th, because of its connection to 3.14, the decimal approximation of the newer ending non-repeating number. Math enthusiasts and Pi Day punsters enjoy eating pie, especially at 3:14pm, singing “Happy Birthday” to Albert Einstein, and exploring math activities and concepts. Join for this awesome, activity-packed celebration! A number of items will be available for purchase for $3.14, including “Frito Pi” and t-shirts for math-y artists to paint at the event. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite math t-shirts with the best puns they can find. Admission is free and RSVP is required.
February 2nd (8am-12 noon): 2019 Sea Turtle Saturday - Before the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles head to Galveston beaches for nesting season this spring, make plans to learn about these fascinating creatures at Sea Turtle Saturday on February 2nd. This year’s informative and engaging seminar is presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) and will take place at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., a new venue for 2019. Come hear presentations from scientists, researchers, and conservationists who are working to save Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. After hearing the presenters’ stories and asking them questions, you’ll be free to tour the Moody Gardens “Turtles in Crisis” exhibit located within the Discovery Museum upstairs. This once a year event sells out quickly and space is limited. Event registration is $15. Tickets must be purchased in advance at facebook.com/events/2295837093781378. For questions call (409)789-8125 or email info@ gintc.org. February 16th (7:30-2pm): The HARC 37th Annual Open Beach Hunt - The Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs will be partnering with the Houston Archeology and Recovery Club during their 37th Annual Open Beach Hunt. For more information on the HARC Open Beach Hunt email email@example.com. Targets are silver coins, tokens for silver dollars and rounds, gold coins, metal detectors, and donated prizes. This will be held at Apffel Park, 1923 Boddeker Dr. Bring your coolers, lawn chairs, and picnic lunch. For additional information call (281)345-6899 or email HARC at gltoland1289@ gmail.com.
Music Gabe Wooten’s Songwriters Series with East Texas Legend Heather Little:
Living A Real Life One Day at a Time By Johnny Griffith
Life is simultaneously many things at once; messy, beautiful, challenging, spontaneous, surprising. The sum of these, and more, shape who we are as people. Yet if you listen to mainstream radio you might think life was one big party with trucks and tractors, boys and girls, dollar bills and getting paid; that is unless you’ve heard a song Heather Little wrote. Originally from Princeton, Texas the Lindale mother/singer/songwriter has been writing songs since she was a little girl when her mother would sing classic rock songs to her and she’d sneak listens to her dad’s album collection that included some of the legends of country music: Dolly Parton, Hank Jr., as well as others. Eventually some of those songs found their way into the hands of people like local East Texans Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves where they would end up on the radio, and immediately you knew that these were not your run of the mill party songs that took up so much real estate on the corporate radio landscape. Heather writes songs that reflect what she considers to be real life, which covers the entire gamut of human emotion: joy, frustration, fulfillment, disappointment, and everything in between. With deceptively complex songs and hauntingly beautiful vocals, Heather sings about life from a place of genuine experience and authenticity that pulls you in tight and is reluctant to let you go until the story is told. We were able to catch up to Heather on a recent trip to Nashville, in between gigs, to ask her a few questions: Johnny: What originally got you into music?
Heather: I’ve been into music as far back as I can remember. It started with my mother always having music on, and then my older brother Jayson taught me to sing harmonies. We always sang together growing up. As for songwriting, I’ve just always made up songs for as long as I can remember. I started performing at about 13 with Jayson at weddings and such. Then on my own here and there. Johnny: How did that translate into a career in songwriting? Heather: My professional songwriting began when my mom convinced me to enter a songwriting contest. (I did not win.) That’s where I met Miranda and Rick Lambert as they were judges of the contest. She was 17 at the time. We’ve written together on and off ever since. Miranda and her family are directly responsible for my start as a professional songwriter. Johnny: When and where was your first public performance? Heather: My first public performance was the Wylie Opry when I was about 13. Johnny: What has been one of your most memorable performances so far? Heather: My most memorable performance was with Craig Wallace and Matt Bradshaw at the fundraiser for Andy Kay Joiner of Blacktop Gypsy. Johnny: Who have been some of your biggest musical influences? Heather: I have too many musical influences to name. I will say two of the earliest ones, and I continue to love them to this day, are Rickie Lee Jones and Prince. Prince was a very big deal to me, and I still can’t believe he’s really gone. Johnny: Your music has a uniquely beautiful melancholy and stripped-bare quality that weaves its way through the lyrics and chords. How would you describe it, and where does that come from? Heather: I have no idea how to truly describe my music. It just is whatever it is, and is subject to interpretation by all ears. Johnny: How many originals do you think you have at this point, and what are some of your favorite cover songs to do during a show? Heather:I don’t know how many originals I have now; hundreds. My favorite cover depends on where I’m playing and for whom. I love "Me and Bobby McGee," "Turn the Page," and "Guilty." Johnny: Which of your songs would say is the
best glimpse of who you are? Heather: I will never tell. Johnny: How strong is the singer/songwriter community in this area? Heather: There is a strong sense of community among singer-songwriters out in East Texas. There are those who feel out of the loop sometimes, and I’ve been one of them before and probably will be again. It’s a cycle creative people go through. We go out and do what we do, get a little spent or burned out, then we hide and recharge. I think we all run that cycle to some degree. Johnny: What are some of your goals for this year? Heather: Hopefully I can finish a couple of EP’s, write a ton of new music, and continue playing more shows. Johnny: What experience do you hope a firsttime listener takes away from one of your shows? Heather: I hope they find some kind of comfort, perhaps in knowing they’re not alone, hearing out loud that each one of us is just as human as the other. Johnny: What was the last thing you listened to before this interview? Heather: The last thing I listened to was Miranda Lambert’s “The Weight of These Wings.” For more info on Heather Little, you can find her on Facebook, go to reverbnation.com/heatherlittlemusic, or heatherlittlemusic.com. Heather Little will perform at Gabe Wooten’s Songwriter’s Series February 9th at 8pm. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe is located at 413 20th St., in Downtown Galveston. For more info, go to oldquarteracousticcafe.com or find them on Facebook.
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra:
Classical Music on the Island
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra provides quality classical music, inspiring audiences and musicians alike, with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement. All performances will be at the The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston. For tickets or more info go to galvestonsymphony.org. Concerts are: • Sunday, February 17th, 2019, at 4pm, The Valentine’s Concert: Mahler’s Titan featuring Tim Pence, Big Rocks on Steep Hills, world premiere; Elgar, Cello Concerto, Op.85 • Julian Schwarz, cello; and Mahler, Symphony No. 1 “Titan.” • Sunday, March 17th at 4pm, “The Great C Major Symphony”
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The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe:
A True Love of Music
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe is a music venue that supports live, original music and is located at 413 20th St., in Downtown Galveston. For tickets and more info, go to oldquarteracousticcafe.com or find them on Facebook. Get your tickets early, most of these shows will sell out fast. Concerts are: • February 1st (8:30pm): Ray Bonneville with Marina Rocks opening • February 2nd (8pm): A Night with Colin Gilmore & Nicolette Good • February 8th (8:30pm): Kevin Anthony & GTown Hoedown with Lone Hollow opening • February 9th (8pm): Gabe Wooten Songwriters Series with Heather Little • February 13th (8pm): Ryan Montbleau and Tommy Lewis opening • February 15th (8:30pm): Travis Meadows and Jimmy Pizzitola opening • February 16th (8:30pm): Brad Boyer Song Swap • March 8th & 9th (8pm): Ray Wylie Hubbard • March 14th (8pm): “Annual Galveston Humane Society benefit at the Old Quarter” • March 15th: (8:30pm): Adam & Chris Carroll • March 16th (8pm): Gabe Wooton Songwriters Series • March 21st (8:30pm): Grant Peeples and Matt Harlan opening • March 22nd (8pm): Possessed by Paul James, Grifters & Shills, Charles Bryant • March 23rd (8:30pm): Harbors Over Highways • March 29th (8pm): Gurf Morlix with Gabe Wooten opening • March 30th (8:30pm): Joe Ely with James Steinle opening
March 14th (7-11pm)
“Annual Galveston Island Humane Society benefit at the Old Quarter” This annual benefit is always a fun night and an evening of live music - all to benefit the Galveston Humane Society! Please bring items for animals such as food, toys, old blankets, old towels, and even office supplies for the Galveston Island Humane Society. They are accepting these items not only at the benefit but at all shows at the Old Quarter up to the event. If you are attending a show before the benefit, please bring items and drop them off. Cash or check donations are also accepted.
February 22nd (9pm-1am)
Hamilton Loomis Returns
Hamilton Loomis will be at Sharky’s Tavern, located at 504 25th St., Downtown Galveston, February 22nd, 9pm-1am. Loomis will perform his “Live from Texas” tour to kick off your Mardi Gras. Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar, and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent in addition to performing regularly as part of his family’s doo-wop group. Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor. Described by “Blues Blast Magazine” as “a non-stop turbo of power, one minute moving from side to side of the stage, and then taking on his horn player in a head-cutting contest on the apron of the stage the next minute.” Loomis’ energetic, get-in-with– the-crowd antics are infectious. The swaying and 22 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
Weekly Music Events
Every Tuesday (8pm): Open Mic with Zak Perry takes place at Sharky’s Tavern, 504 25th, Downtown Galveston. Come join the fun for a night of drink specials, pizza, and a fun jam. February 7th, March 7th (7-10pm): First Thursday Open Acoustic Jam and Vegan Pot Luck - Bring your instruments of choice and let’s get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery and don’t forget your favorite vegan dish to share. All ages welcome. Wine will be available. From the HeArt is located at 2111 Postoffice St., in Downtown Galveston Every Friday and Saturday (6-10pm): The Tremont House Jazz Series - Enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Jazz Series has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. The Tremont House is located at 2300 Mechanic St., Downtown Galveston. Every Friday and Saturday (5-10pm): Jazz Duo Reg and Cary - Listen to the sweet sounds of jazz at the Galvez Bar & Grill, 2024 Seawall Blvd., where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free. For more info call (409)765-7721 or go to hotelgalvez.com.
February 3rd (7-10pm): Jersey Boys at The Grand - They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first notes. They had a sound nobody had ever heard. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story − a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. Hits include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” Jersey Boys contains authentic, “profane Jersey language,” and is recommended for mature audiences. 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. March 16th (12 noon-10:30pm) and 17th (10am-8:30pm): The Roof & Martini Blu Spring Wine and Jazz Festival 2019 - At this festival, it’s all about the music and the line up is fierce this year featuring TAKE 6, Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, Julian Vaughn, Adam Hawley, Lindsey Webster, Stephen Richard, Jay Miles and Miles of Soul, Andre Cavor, and Kyle Turner. This year’s festival will be held at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston. Tickets are $60-$75 and available at facebook.com/events/510429766091330. clapping are just as he envisioned. “Being comfortable on stage is something that comes completely natural to me,” he says. “I feel joy when I play music and it literally moves me. It moves my body. I learned long ago that whenever music is coming from you, from deep inside your soul and from the right place, people will feel that on a deeper level and might not even know what’s going on inside of themselves. I enjoy engaging the crowd and feel a show should be an interactive experience.” Get your advance tickets by calling (409)443-5584 or go by the bar to pick up your tickets. This will be a fantastic evening of music and fun! Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
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Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Three Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10
Friday, February 8th
23rd Street Station – Sean Cowin, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Midnight Release, 9-1 Friday, February 1st Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 23rd Street Station – Mike & Jayme, 6-9 Float – DJ, 9-1 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Old Quarter – Kevin Anthony & G-Town, Lone Bubba’s On The Strand - Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Hollow, 8-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 Rumors – Special Project X, 8-12 The Grand - Aaron Lewis, 8-10 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Old Quarter – Ray Bonneville, Marina Rocks, 8-12 Yaga’s – Bart Crow, 10-1 Rumors – Level One, 8-12 Saturday, February 9th Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 23rd Street Station – Jahrel Pickens, 9-12 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Yaga’s – Ruby Jane, 10-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Saturday, February 2nd Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 23rd Street Station – Clay Howell, 9-12 Marina Bar & Grill – Oysterpalooza, 12-6 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Heather Little, Chris B. Jiggers – Leslie Lugo, 9-1 King, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Poop Deck - Satisfied Drive, 8-12 Hemingway’s – Karaoke, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Colin Gilmore, Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Nicolette Good, 9-1 Stuttgarden – Shaun Micheal, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Rum Shack – Goodtime Muffin, 9-1 Yaga’s – Chad Cooke, 10-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sunday, February 10th Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 23rd Street Station – Island Idol, 7-10 Stuttgarden – Heights Funk Collective, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Yaga’s – Jake Worthington, 10-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sunday, February 3rd Sharky’s Tavern – Denny’s Family Fundraiser, 23rd Street Station – Island Idol, 7-10 12pm Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Monday, February 11th The Grand - Jersey Boys, 8-10 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Monday, February 4th Tuesday, February 12th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 Tuesday, February 5th Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Wednesday, February 13th Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Ryan Montbleau, Tommy Lewis, 8-12 Wednesday, February 6th Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 Sharky’s Tavern – Myke Miller, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Myke Miller, 9-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Thursday, February 14th Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Thursday, February 7th Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Open Mic, 8-12 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 From The Heart - Acoustic Jam, 7-10 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Three Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12
Friday, February 15th 23rd Street Station – LU/X, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Travis Meadows, Jimmy Pizzitola, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Park Avenue, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Three Doors Down – Bobby Territo, 6-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Sphynx, 10-1
Saturday, February 16th 23rd Street Station – Chris Bergeron, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Level One Band, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 The Grand - Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll, 8pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod - Cheryl Bobbitt, 6-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Jordi Baizan, Brad Boyer, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – OMG, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharkys Tavern - Jonas Lorence, 9-1 Stuttgarden – DEM Roots, 9-1 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ NonStopp, 10-1
Sunday, February 17th 23rd Street Station – Island Idol, 7-10 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 The Grand - The Oak Ridge Boys, 3-6 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11
Monday, February 18th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Rapture, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mardi Gras Galveston, Downtown: Bud Light Stage To Whom it May, 7:30pm Cale Richardson & The 45’s, 10pm Electric Stage DJ Havoc, 9-10pm DJ Nicky-Z, 10-11pm DJ Qwest, 11-1am Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod Coffee - Ryan Lester, 7-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Snafu, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Hamilton Loomis, 9-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – One Soul Singer, 10-1
Saturday, February 23rd 23rd Street Station – Luis Parra, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B. Jiggers – Flashpoint, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mardi Gras Galveston, Downtown: Bud Light Stage One Soul Singer, 12:30 Mambo Jazz Kings, 2:30pm Pat Green, 6pm Zaemon, 10pm Electric Stage Grey The Mute, 9-10pm DJ Villa, 10-11pm Buck Rodgers, 11-1am Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod Coffee - Jahrel Pickens, 7-9 Prohibition Reds - Samy Jo, 8-11 Rumors – Fred Bell Zydeco, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1
Sunday, February 24th
23rd Street Station – Island Idol, 7-10 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Tuesday, February 19th Mardi Gras Galveston, Downtown: The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Bud Light Stage B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Duelo, 2:30 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 Rum Shack – DJ, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11
Wednesday, February 20th
23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1
Thursday, February 21st B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 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
Friday, February 22nd 23rd Street Station – Mike & Jayme, 6-9
Monday, February 25th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1
Thursday, February 28th B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Three Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10
Friday, March 1st 23rd Street Station – Kirk Hale, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Live Music, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mardi Gras Galveston, Downtown: Bud Light Stage Brandon McDermott, 5:30pm Drew Womack, 8:30pm Jason Cassidy, 10:30pm Electric Stage DJ Omix, 9-10pm SEB, 10-11:30pm Poe Junior, 11:30-1am Poop Deck - Live Music, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Live Music, 10-1
Saturday, March 2nd 23rd Street Station – Chris Bergeron, 9-12 B. Jiggers – Hamilton Loomis, 9-1 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9- 1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mardi Gras Galveston, Downtown: Bud Light Stage OGRE, 3pm Will Maker, 6pm Sprung, 10:30pm Electric Stage EROK, 9-10pm Bryan Rhymez, 10-11pm DJ Nonstopp, 11-1am Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Jeff Plankenhorn, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – David Joel, 9-1 Three Doors Down – Buddy Graves, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ, 10-1
Sunday, March 3rd
23rd Street Station – Island Idol, 7-10 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Mardi Gras Galveston, Downtown: Bud Light Stage Tuesday, February 26th Kevin Anthony, 12pm The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Bilge Pump, 3pm B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 Rum Shack – DJ, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Wednesday, February 27th 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Myke Miller, 7-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
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