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At Bryan Museum:
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Free Fun at Saengerfest Park:
“Jumanji” and John Evans Band in Concert on Stage Downtown It’s beginning to feel like summer, so why not spend a few hours at the park? Saengerfest Park, located in the heart of Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find free family-friendly fun. Saengerfest Park is a small, square park located on the corner of 23rd St. and The Strand in Galveston’s Historic Strand District. Saengerfest Park is known for having a large, playable chess set, a large compass that can be used as a seat, a colorful iconic Galveston wall mural, a huge beach chair offering photo opportunities, wooden benches, an old-fashioned London-style phone booth, and a stage used for festivals, movies, and concerts. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies the first Saturday of each month beginning just after dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to set up a blanket or chair. Scheduled movies are: • July 6th: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” • August 3rd: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (2018) • September 7th: “Tommy Boy” (1995) • October 5th: “Goosebumps” (2015) Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month, 6-9pm. These free concerts are a great family-fun event. Dancing is highly encouraged. Concerts scheduled are:
• June 8th: John Evans Band (Rock, Country, Blues) • July 13th: Sarah Grace and the Soul (Blues, R&B) • August 10th: Donovan Keith (Soul) • September 14th: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) • October 12th: 30i (Rock) These events are presented by Mitchell Historic Properties and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more info go to galveston. com/saengerfestpark.
The Magic of Robby Bennett and Other Curiosities at The Grand:
ANOMALY, A Magic Show As seen on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “ESPN SPORTSCENTER,” and “Inside Edition,” The Magic of Robby Bennett presents a spectacle that combines magic, acrobatics, and comedy to alter your perception of time and shatter your sense of what’s possible. Presenting magician extraordinaire Robby Bennett! Robby has performed worldwide from the Las Vegas Strip to New York City to Africa. He has an unapologetic wit that makes his amazing skills even more unforgettable. Robby takes the stage with a masterful presence that brings audiences to their feet: emotionally charged, astounded, and laughing to tears. “Robby Bennett is a young performer breathing new vitality into an old art form and engaging audiences with a renewed sense of wonder. The young Texan is pushing the boundaries of peoples’ expectations of a stage magic show and is someone worth seeing live. [...] His approach helps to restore a sense of mystery to the proceedings, since modern audiences demand more than they might have in the past.” (Houston Free Press) On July 27th at 7pm at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Robby will perform his spellbinding routines with gripping stories and hilarious anecdotes as narration. The impossible will vanish before your eyes, and logic be forgotten as you sit in awe. Robby will even take someone from the audience and turn them into a genuine magician in a matter of minutes. This unique blend of
fantasy and comedy makes this the kind of performance modern audiences have been waiting for. 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)7651894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (3-4pm):
1900 Hurricane Tour
June marks the beginning of hurricane season. This driving tour commemorates the disaster of 1900, with tales of survival, and glimpses of surviving buildings along with the sites of buildings that did not. The tour begins at Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway, Galveston, and includes visits to the Levy Building, Bishop’s Palace, Isaac Cline’s home and more. Get tickets at eventbrite.com.
The Bryan Museum is located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St. in Galveston. Tours are given (no reservations needed) at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $10 for students with valid ID, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, and closed Monday-Tuesday. For more info call (409)632-7685 or go to thebryanmuseum.org. Every Thursday (3-6pm) and Sunday (9am1pm): 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. Thursdays: 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. This is held the second, third and fourth Thursdays of the month. Every Thursday (6pm): “Woga: Wine & Yoga at the Museum” - Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on the museum’s lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. June 6th (5-7pm): After Hours in the Museum - Beverly Davis discusses the short-lived 19th-century French-Texas colony Le Champ d’Aisle. Enjoy free admission to select museum galleries on the first Thursday of every month. June 15th (4-6pm): Out in the Open: Texas Shipwrecks in Public Spaces - Thousands of ships are known to have wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico. Amy Borgens, the State Marine Archaeologist, protects historical shipwrecks and their stories. She will share discoveries and investigations of visible shipwrecks along the Texas coast. June 20th (6-7:30pm): Convict Leasing: Worse Than Slavery - After the Civil War, slavery evolved into a system where convicts were leased to private companies and often labored in horrific conditions on plantations, coal mines, and railroads. Historian Sam Collins discusses this era, Juneteenth, and the recent discovery of the remains of 95 leased convicts in Sugar Land. June 29th: Hands-On History Festival - Prepare yourself for the best living history festival Galveston Island has ever seen! On June 29th, The Bryan Museum is celebrating Texas history with a hands on event featuring live music, a Medicine Show, branding, gunsmith, games, costumed historical reenactors, WWII vehicles,
delicious BBQ, and more! Handle some critters from the coast too! Visitors of all ages will enjoy a variety of hands-on opportunities from cornhusk dolls to branding a cowhide. Highlights include a Cowboy Camp with outdoor cooking, the 1870s Buffalo Soldiers, Dr. Bushrod and the Tanner Family Medicine Show, the 6th Cavalry WWII Association, musical performances by Godfrey’s Rangers and much more. Tickets are $3-$5. July 20th (4-6pm): Daughters of Frontier Texas - Colonizers, Civilizers, and Captives - While the story of early Texas is often seen as the story of men, women were always in the picture as well. Mary L. Scheer, Professor of History and Director of the Center for History and Culture at Lamar University, will discuss the roles of the 19th century Texas women, Anglos, Tejanas, and African Americans, who helped settle a frontier, build new communities, and occasionally risked capture by Native Americans. July 27th (3-5pm): Serendipitous Stitches Renown quilt expert and Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Museum at Texas Tech University, Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery will share her fascination for the stitch work legacy of Texas women displayed in their vintage quilts.
July 8th-12th (9am-3pm): Yo Ho Ho: It’s a Pirates Life for Me Camp - Swashbuckle into the life of a privateer in the 1800s and follow the footsteps of Galveston’s most famous pirate Jean Lafitte. A search for hidden treasure utilizing maps, compasses, and a pirate’s luck will be a feature of the week, along with lessons about life at sea, early ship building, pirate skills, and navigation. Cost is $250, bring your own lunch. Register at bryanmuseum.com. July 22nd-26th (9am-3pm): Cowboy Up for the Big Adventure - Time travel back to the American West of the late 1800’s and learn about the daily life and work of the American cowboy and cowgirl on a famous Texas cattle drive. Face the dangers of life on the range and try your hand at chuck wagon cooking, making gear, branding, poetry, and music. Register at bryanmuseum.com.
Opening June 14th: Patchwork History: Texas-Themed Quilts From the Winedale Quilt Collection - “Texas quiltmakers regularly honor the state by creating Texas-themed commemorative, patriotic, and family quilts,” said Kate Adams, quilt curator at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The Bryan will feature select quilts from the Briscoe Center, including the award-winning “Captain Tom, A Tall Texan,” and two quilts from renowned quiltmaker Shirley Stevenson of Sherman, Texas.
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The Grand 1894 Opera House:
At Galveston Children’s Museum:
The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
The Galveston Children’s Museum is an Island resource that attracts families and serves the community with fun for children in all areas of education, and offers self-directed activities promoting science, literacy, math, and the arts. It showcases dynamic exhibits targeting a primary focus group of children ages 2-10 and conducts special programming for children of all ages. Exhibits are “Our Town,” “Kid’s Clinic,” “Building Zone,” “A Stroke of Genius,” “Tinker Workshop,” “Explore & Discover,” “Now Starring You,” and “A Room to Grow.” The Galveston Children’s Museum is located at 2618 Broadway St., Galveston. Summer hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm through August 19th. For more info go to galvestoncm.org or call (409)572-2544. Upcoming events are: June 13th (4-7 pm): Free Family Fun Night - The monthly Free Family Night will be a night of fun for the whole family! Visitors will gain FREE admission 4-7pm. A variety of free activities will be available.
Kinky Boots Comes to Galveston “Kinky Boots”
Thursday, June 13th (8pm) “Kinky Boots” is the winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony®, the Grammy®, and London’s Olivier Award®. Based on true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think! This unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. Featuring 16 original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Tony-winning theater legend Harvey Fierstein, this joyous sensation “struts its stuff with sparkles, stilettos, and heart!” (Sydney Morning Herald). Tickets are $38-$88.
Jeanne Robertson: Rocking Humor Tour
Friday, June 28th (8pm) and Saturday, June 29th (4pm) At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six foot two, has a vivacious personality, heart, and sense of humor. Her witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Be prepared for “Don’t Bungee Jump Naked,” “Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store,” and much more. Tickets are $25-$88.
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Friday, July 5th (8pm) “The road goes on forever...” It’s not always easy to sum up a career – let alone a life’s ambition – so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. Making one of his frequent stops at The Grand this summer, he’ll be joined by Tyler Childers, singer-songwriter called “the New Voice of Appalachia” by Rolling Stone. Join these two musical poets for a summer treat! Tickets are $35-$80.
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“Menopause The Musical”
Friday, July 12th (8pm), Saturday, July 13th (3pm and 8pm), Sunday, July 14th (3pm) Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Tickets are $25-$50.
Jaston Williams: “Don’t Blame the Car!”
Saturday, August 10th (2pm and 8pm) Jaston Williams returns to The Grand for his annual summer outing with “Don’t Blame the Car!” Jaston’s first driver’s license read 4 feet 11 and 85 pounds. He learned to drive from his mother who assured him that passing on the right was permitted even on a twolane road. The day his father tried to teach him to drive a standard shift, the man had to cut the lesson short and return home for bed rest. Hear this along with other stories, including the one about the twirler who repeatedly injured herself with her own baton and the true account of why Jaston holds a lifelong grudge against potatoes. Known nationally as the co-author, co-star, and producer of the four award-winning plays in the Greater Tuna cycle, Jaston Williams is a writer, performer, and Grand favorite who will leave you in stitches! Tickets are $30-$50.
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Summer Camps Open Registration
Camps are $250 for a full week or $50 per day. Register at galvestoncm. org. June 10th-14th, July 15th-19th: Science Explorers Summer Camp - Get your Einstein on with an extraordinary variety of science topics. FYI, this involves experiencing science...sinking, erupting, wiggling, attracting, repelling, magnifying, floating, crawling, fading, blocking, shining and changing…all these things and a great many more will be happening this week. June 24th-28th and August 5th-9th: Maker Mania Summer Camp - Tinkering to create will be the theme. From circuits to automaton, campers will design and create a variety of fun stuff. Tasks will be varied, as will the materials used, so the only thing extra that’s needed is your camper’s imagination to bring it to life. This camp is recommended for ages 7 and up. June 24th-28th and August 5th-9th (ages 4-8) - The Art and Science of Storybooks - Using some classic storybooks, campers will explore the science and art within. Be it the science of color, animals, or paper, they will investigate. Regarding the art, children will learn about the illustrators and explore their work on their own terms. July 22nd-26th: Sewing Summer Camp - Girls and Boys alike will enjoy this camp for all levels of experience with sewing. Campers will have flexibility in their projects as they choose from skirts or pillows, bags or stuffies - there will have plenty of options to choose from. Campers will experience machine sewing as well as hand sewing to create their very own items. This camp is recommended for kids 8 and up.
Family Days at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum On the second Saturday of every month, 10am-3pm, the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using activities or experiments. Children 18 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperon. 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. June 8th: Insulators and Conductors - Discover what it means to have an open and closed circuit. Find out what materials are insulators (do not transfer energy) and which ones are conductors (allow transfer of energy). Make your predictions, test your theory, and see if you’re right. July 13th: Rigs to Reefs - Learn what happens to platforms when they are no longer used to produce offshore oil and gas. In some cases, they apply and are accepted into the Rigs to Reef program, where they are converted into artificial reef habitats. What types of sea creatures call these structures home? Create a Deep Sea porthole –a unique view of an amazing underwater habitat.
Hotel Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal to Be Held June 8th
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Couples are invited to renew their vows at the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. Since its Centennial Anniversary in 2011, Hotel Galvez & Spa has hosted an Annual Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony for couples. The mass vow renewal is scheduled in June to coincide with the hotel’s 107th anniversary and to celebrate the most popular month for weddings. Couples renew their vows June 8th, 10-11am, as part of a ceremony held on hotel grounds and officiated by a Galveston Justice of the Peace. Following the ceremony, couples are invited to a reception hosted by the hotel. Participating couples have the option to book a romantic weekend getaway or simply participate in the courtesy ceremony. Advance reservations are required. The package is available to book online at HotelGalvez.com (see special offers) or by calling (409)765-7721. Hotel Galvez is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston.
At Moody Gardens This Month:
World Oceans Day Weekend Plus Bands on the Sand Kicks Off Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com. Palm Beach reopens on weekends beginning May 18th, and is open daily for the summer season beginning on June 1st. Moody Gardens has quite a lot lined up for World Oceans Day, celebrated from June 7th- 9th. Educational booths with related activities will be set up from Sport Divers Houston, Texas Scuba Adventures, NOAA National Marine Fisheries, NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, and Turtle Island Restoration Network.
June 7th-9th: World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day 2019 at Moody Gardens is gearing up exciting, family-fun activities. Interested in exploring the underwater world? Immerse yourself in activities about marine sanctuaries, fish in the ocean, and plastics in the ocean. June 7th at 6:30pm, a screening will be shown for “A Plastic Ocean” and a Panel Discussion will be afterwards. There will be a reception at 8pm. Meet the panelists and enjoy raffle prizes. Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar. The big event will be on Saturday June 8th, World Oceans Day. These World Ocean Day events will take place under the “big white tent” 10am4pm. Start your day at 8:30am with Penguin Yoga. Enjoy a yoga session with instructor Margaret Johnson, then get your picture taken with a penguin. Participants will be asked to pledge one action they can take to help with ocean conservation. Proceeds will benefit the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, which works for penguin conservation. This class is $35. A free screening will be at 10am for “A Plastic Ocean, and at 4pm “The Smog Sea” will be shown. Booths will be available 10am-4pm and have activities sponsored by Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Turtle Island Restoration Network, NOAA National Marine Fisheries, and other education and conservation sponsors. You can also try SCUBA diving in the Go Dive Now pool in the fun and easy environment provided by the Go Dive Now Pool experience. Bring your swimsuit - they’ll provide the rest. The 30-foot, 15,000-gallon Go Dive Now pool and exhibit are complete with all the latest scuba gear including regulators, tanks, wet suits, masks, fins, and more. The pool will be staffed by professional instructors and dive leaders from local professional dive centers. For information go to moodygardens. com/attractions/. Dive pool hours are June 7th-9th, 10am-4pm. Other activities include:
• Ocean trivia will be presented before going on an underwater journey on the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure located inside the Discovery Pyramid. • Colonel Paddlewheel Boat will offer a Conservation Cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat at 2pm. We can learn about our own bodies of water along Galveston Bay with a Moody Gardens biologist as your guide. • 4D Special FX Theater will offer guests a chance to venture into shark territory and explore their survival instincts with the 4D film “Shark: A 4D Experience” playing daily in the 4D Special FX Theater. • Inside the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids, guests can partake in self-guided scavenger hunts and learn fun facts as they walk through the exhibits. • Guests can celebrate World Ocean’s Day at Palm Beach with beach-inspired music throughout the day. The theme carries into the evening as the band Midlife Crisis offers beach music at Bands on the Sand 6-10pm. Fireworks will follow. • There will be more ocean conservation activities inside the Visitor’s Center and appearances by Moody Gardens mascots Finn the Shark, King Tux the Penguin, and Ollie the Otter. If you can’t make Saturday, not to worry. There will be activities going on Sunday as well to celebrate and enjoy our world’s oceans 11am-4pm. A free screening will be at 10am for “A Plastic Ocean” and at 4pm, “The Smog Sea” will be shown. All of the booths will be open on Sunday.
Bands on The Sand & Fireworks Every Weekend
Join in the fun with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6-10pm. Get up and dance or relax in your lounge chair and enjoy the music featuring bands performing your favorite R&B, Top 40, Country and other genres. The evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30pm. It’s perfect to kick off your weekend island-style! Scheduled bands are: • June 7th: A Sure Thing (Variety Dance) • June 8th: Chromatics (80’s) • June 14th: Hattrick (Variety) • June 15th: The Line Up (Variety) • June 21st: Rapture (Variety Dance) • June 22nd: The Max (Variety) • June 28th: David Joel Band (Country) • June 29th: Shotgun Road (Country Rock) • July 5th: Chinatown (Variety) • July 6th: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock) • July 12th: The Slags (Variety Dance/Rock) • July 13th: The L.A.B. (Variety/Rock) • July 19th: Velvet Punch (Rock/80s) • July 20th: The Max (Variety) • July 26th: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Dance) • July 27th: Vertigo (80’s Variety Rock) • August 2nd: Hattrick (Variety) • August 3rd: Chinatown (Variety) • August 9th: Diamond Jack (Classic Rock) • August 10th: The Line Up (Variety)
Daily (2pm): Colonel Paddlewheel Boat - Live the high-life on an hour-long cruise aboard a
Bands on the Sand & Fireworks at Moody Gardens
replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. Dinner and private cruises are available for groups of 65 or more. Cruise times subject to change due to weather conditions. Please call (409)683-4200 to check schedule status. Dinner Cruises Aboard Colonel Paddlewheel Boat - Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus a dinner buffet, dancing and a cash bar. Boarding begins at 7pm and cruise departs at 8pm. Cost is $65 per person and $55 for kids ages 4-12. Reservations are required by Wednesday prior to the scheduled cruise date at (409)683-4419. Go to moodygardens.com for scheduled dinner cruises. Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday - Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95). Senior Tuesdays (10am10pm): Senior Tuesday - Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid. Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens - Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all the exhibits for half-off per person. Explore the depth of the Aquarium Pyramid, see if you can find both sloths in the Rainforest Pyramid, and enjoy a 3D and 4D movie. Daily (1pm and 3pm): 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 to 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. June 1st-August 11th, tours will be daily at 1pm and 3pm. To schedule an appointment, please call (409)683-4102. The Seal and Penguin Experience Package Experience what it’s like to be a keeper at the South Atlantic and North Pacific exhibits for a day. Participants will experience what it is like to take care of the penguins and seals that call Moody Gardens their home in this 4-hour behind the scenes adventure. The morning will be spent assisting the biologists cleaning the penguin exhibit, preparing their diet, watching training sessions, and meeting a seal, feeding the penguins, and creating a piece of penguin art for you to remember your experience with. Please contact (409)683-4102 or e-mail dolsen@ moodygardens.org for more info. Cost is $250 per person. Daily (1:30pm): Great River Otter Experience Join an otter biologist as they take you behind the scenes of the otter exhibit for the rare opportunity to meet our Giant River Otters. Learn about otter biology, conservation and how these amazing animals are cared for in their private interior exhibit area. After this 45 minute encounter behind the scenes, you can then join the biologist on the training platform during the 2:30pm “You Otter Know” public presentation. For more information, contact otters@moodygardens. org. Tickets are $75 per person. To schedule an appointment please email email@example.com. Tickets are Monday-Friday $375 per group, Saturday-Sunday $425 per group. Daily Through August 18th (9am-6pm): Palm Beach Opens Weekends - Grab your sunglasses and sink your toes in the white sand. Galveston’s favorite summer hangout, Palm Beach, is now better than ever. You and your family will love relaxing on the lazy river, the 18-foot tower slides, and wave pool. Tickets are $23.95 for adults, $18.95 for children 4-12, and seniors, and free for children under 3.
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Main Sail Movie Night & Marine Biology Tours This Month
Sail Training On Board the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum is seeking hardy volunteers to learn the ropes on board the 1877 iron barque ELISSA and help maintain this National Historic Landmark tall ship. Sail training on ELISSA gives the participants the once in a lifetime chance to sail onboard an historic sailing ship from Bishop’s Palace Tours 1877, and literally sail history! The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Don’t think you are a climber? Gresham House) is a contribNo problem, they have needs uting building in the East End for people of all abilities. ELISDistrict and a National Historic SA’s sail training is an adventure Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is activity for people of all ages and recognized as one of America’s abilities. Young and older folks finest examples of Victorian alike can find camaraderie and exuberance and Gilded Age a rewarding experience either extravagance and is listed by in ELISSA’s rigging or on her the U.S. Department of the decks. Interior as a National Historic If you have longed to hoist Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is a sail on a historic tall ship, now located at 1402 Broadway at is your chance. Join for an introAve. J. ductory meeting for potential Available Daily (11amcrew members scheduled for 5pm): Bishop’s Palace Audio 2pm on Saturday July 27th at Tours - Powered by Acoustiguide, this Audio Tour allows visitors the Texas Seaport Museum on Galveston’s Pier 21, Harborside Drive to see historical images not seen by previous tours on a handheld between 21st and 22nd streets. high-resolution screen. Tickets are $6-$11. Those who participate in the Seamanship Training Program have June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 13th, 20th, 27th (11am-12:30pm): the opportunity to learn ancient skills and techniques on maintaining a square-rigged sailing ship. After completing the classes, which take Basement to Attic Tour - Offering participants a rare look into place on designated Saturdays, and contributing the required hours of parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s work on the ship’s upkeep, participants are eligible to take ELISSA to Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one-of-a-kind panoramic sea. The 2019/2020 schedule of classes is every two weeks and goes from July 27th-March 21st, 2020. of the Gulf of Mexico. September 13th (8pm): Full Moon Tours - Experience Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light, the moonlight, on this 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. June 9th (2pm): Victorian Tea at the Bishop’s Palace - Enjoy a special guided tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace complete with a specialty tea and light snacks. Tickets are $30.
June 15th (11am and 1pm): “The Green Book” Shoebox Lunch and Lecture - The Green Book Project returns for a catered lecture on the Green Book and shoebox lunches. Enjoy Allen’s Kitchen and Grill’s take on greens, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, fried chicken, and cake, while learning about the Negro Motorist Green Book. Although the Green Book supplied places to eat during travel, there were still places in between that were not open to the Negro travelers. Several travelers would pack what is known as a “Shoebox Lunch” to guarantee they had a meal to eat. This was a basic shoebox packed full of foods that would not spoil during a long trip. These travelers had to work together to vacation and trek across the United States and frequently relied on the guidance of the “Negro Motorist Green Book” to find motels, gas stations, restaurants, and more. Tickets are $40 and available at eventbrite. com. This will be held at Menard Hall, 3302 Avenue O, Galveston. June 14th (7-9pm): Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy - St. Joe’s Unplugged - Join acclaimed singer-songwriters, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy, as they perform a completely unplugged and acoustic concert in the 1859 St. Joseph’s Church. This special performance is part of their album release tour showcasing their new album, “Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy Live From Main Street Crossing.” This will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 2202 Ave. K, Galveston. Tickets are $15. June 22nd, July 13th, 27th, August 10th, 24th (9am) - Marine Biology Tour provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to observe dolphins and other species in their natural habitat, trawl for and handle marine organisms, study plankton through a microscopic lens, and explore Galveston Bay’s rich history. This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, and is led by a marine biologist. Located in the historic port of Galveston, the Texas Seaport Museum is home to the 1877 ELISSA. Tickets are $20. June 22nd (7:30-10pm): Main Sail Movie Night presents “Finest Hour” - 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 Haborside. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, beverages (BYOB), snacks, and blankets. Popcorn will be available for purchase dockside. In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. This is FREE to attend and will be held at the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA at the Seaport Museum, 2200 Harborside Sr., Galveston. 8 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
Guests to Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum could find themselves with even more to experience this summer. As part of their “Summer at the Seaport” series, Texas Seaport Museum will be offering specially created classes from June 8th through August 3rd. These classes begin at 10:30am and are located at Pier 22 and Harborside in Galveston. The courses will give youth participants a hands-on opportunity to interact with the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, the official Tall Ship of Texas while learning various aspects of seamanship and preservation of the historic vessel. Admission is free with paid general admission to the Texas Seaport Museum. Advance registrations is required. For more info, call (409)765-3432 or email susan.vanderford@ galvestonhistory.org. Classes are: • June 8th: Sailor’s Knots – Figure 8 Bracelets (30 minutes) – Come try your hand at some fancy work. This class will focus on the more decorative knots you see aboard ELISSA. Participants will tie their own Figure 8 bracelet to take home. • June 15th: Set a Sail (45 minutes) – Ever wonder what life was like for a sailor in the 19th century? Join Texas Seaport Museum’s volunteer crew in setting a sail at dock on the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA. Participants will learn the language of seafaring, how to work together as a group and what it took to make it out on the high seas. • June 22nd: Meal Time on the Main (30 minutes) – Come join our crew and experience food on the high seas. This program will discuss the various cooking methods while at sea, as well as include a hard tack cooking class challenge. Who can make the best tasting ship’s biscuits? • June 29th: Flag Etiquette (30 minutes) – Step into a world of maritime language. Learn how ships used to communicate with each other using only color and lines. Then create your own flag which you will fly at ELISSA’s mast. • July 6th: Sing like a Sailor. (30 minutes) – Working as a team and pulling lines together was an important part of being a 19th century sailor and music kept the beat. As a group, we’ll learn some traditional sea shanties and how they were used aboard ships throughout the ages. • July 13th: “Around Cape Horn” Irving Johnson (40 minutes) – Join us at the Texas Seaport Museum for a special viewing of the famous film “Around Cape Horn,” a simple but brilliant production of Irving Johnson’s time aboard the PEKING in 1929. During his voyage on the big German windjammer, Johnson compiled unequaled footage of the crew’s daily activities, and spectacular images of a wild storm as the ship made the dangerous passage. • July 20th: Set a Sail (45 minutes) – Ever wonder what life was like for a sailor in the 19th century? Join Texas Seaport Museum’s volunteer crew in setting a sail at dock on the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA. Participants will learn the language of seafaring, how to work together as a group and what it took to make it out on the high seas. • July 27th: Let’s Talk Trash (1 hour) – As a member of the ocean sailing community, ELISSA and her crew are supporters of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s PLASTIC PLEDGE. This program will briefly discuss marine debris and how you can help save our oceans from more pollution. We will be making reusable recycled T-shirt Bags for you to take home. Please bring an old adult sized T-shirt. Take the pledge! • August 3rd: Dolphin Discovery (1 hour) – Join the fun at the Texas Seaport Museum as you learn about the local marine mammal…the bottle-nosed dolphin. A Marine Biologist will discuss the anatomy, behaviors, and lifestyles of local dolphin pods through interactive games and crafts. For an added experience, take the 11:30am dolphin tour aboard the SEAGULL II, a 1 hour historic and dolphin friendly tour. Tickets must be purchased separately: $10 for adults, $8 for youths, and 5 and under are free. Tour is subject to weather.
It’s Getting Hot at Galveston’s Own Farmers Market Every Thursday 3-6pm and Sunday 9am-12 noon (note new summer hours), Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is held at The Bryan Museum Gardens, located at 1315 21st St. Come to the beautiful Conservatory and botanical gardens to relax and enjoy time and conversation with friends, family, and museum staff 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. At every market, there will be: • Live music • FREE Library Card sign-ups with Rosenberg Library • FREE massages with Galveston Sports Massage • A chance to learn more about The Bryan Museum • FREE recycling with Keepin’ It Green: Every week, they accept your clean, rinsed recyclable plastics, glass, aluminum and paper/cardboard. KIG comes to pick it up every week aftermarket. Also, until the end of June, GOFM is offering an additional $1 to $1 match of BonusBucks for every SNAP dollar customers spend up to $15 extra. Learn more at the GOFM Info booth at every market. GOFM is always “BYOC” - bring your own cup. They have eliminated single-use cups for the free Sunday morning coffee station and Thursday water station. Support the initiative by cleaning out your cupboards and donating unwanted mugs to market for others to use. Every Sunday (10am): Yoga Classes - These classes are led by local yoga teachers. All classes are free to attend. June 2nd (9am-1pm): Adopt a Friend - Every first Sunday, Galveston Island Humane Society is offering $25 adoptions at the market and a selection of pets to cuddle. All pets are fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to go to their forever home. June 9th (8am-1pm): Bike Safety Rodeo with Zipp E-Bikes - Zipp E-Bikes will be hosting the first annual Bike Safety Rodeo at GOFM. You can register your bikes with the Galveston Police Department, have your bikes inspected by Zipp E-Bikes’ bike mechanic, win cool bike prizes, learn basic safety techniques, build confidence and have fun on a skills course, show off your sweet wheels, and win cool bike prizes. Don’t forget to enter the raffle to win a BMX bike! Winner will be announced at 12 noon June 9th. June 18th, July 16th (12 noon): Learn to Cook with WIC - This free cooking class is led by Chef Mary Bass. Students can eat a fresh meal for lunch, gain cooking knowledge, and create a recipe based on average monthly WIC benefits. RSVP to (409)938-7221. You can receive $30 of FREE fruits, vegetables, and plants from local farmers at the weekly markets. Vouchers are good until Halloween and can only be distributed one per year. You must bring your WIC “Shopping List” (the paper printout you get at the clinic) in order to receive the vouchers.
At Hotel Galvez: Every Thursday (11am)
History Tour & Lunch with Bobby Take a Hotel Galvez History Tour with guest favorite Mr. Bobby, the hotel’s guest ambassador, as he shares the history of Galveston and the hotel along with his personal anecdotes about growing up in Galveston and working at Hotel Galvez as a teenager more than 70 years ago. Off and on, Mr. Bobby has worked at Hotel Galvez for more than 20 years and has stories to tell. Following the tour, join Mr. Bobby for lunch in Galvez Bar & Grill. The history tour and lunch package is $34 per person and inclusive with a pre-set menu.
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Ghost Tour Dinner: Dine with Ghosts Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., invites guests to learn more about the paranormal during its “Dinner with the Ghosts” tour. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel, which is considered one of the most haunted places in Galveston. The tour begins at 6pm and is followed by dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $56 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. Hotel Galvez is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston. Advance reservations are required and available by calling (409)765-7721.
Houston Children’s Take a Train Ride at Chorus Is Now Registering the Railroad Museum Every Saturday, Galveston Railroad Museum, Galveston Kids for 2019 located at 2602 Santa Fe Place, “Summer Music Funshop” Downtown
At Galveston Island Brewing:
GIB Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday
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-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.
• Every Sunday (1-4pm): Sunday Hootenanny acoustic jam • July 5th (4pm): Dr. B on the Keys • June 15th: 5th Anniversary Party with The Curse & the Cure(1-4pm), Indaskies (4:30-7:30pm) • August 30th (6pm): David Richardson, Geoff Fish • July 6th (5-7pm): BYODog Beach Pawty • August 30th (5-9th): David Richardson, Geoff Fish • August 31st (12 noon-8pm): Alligator Handshake and Bayou City Eats Food Truck Other events are: Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse. August 3rd (12 noon): Yoga at the Brewery Swing into the brewery on the first Saturday of the month and enjoy a free yoga class brought to you by Melody Van Kay from Island Salt Air Hot Yoga. Sip on a pint, or save your taste buds for after class, as you flow through a 45-minute Vinyasa yoga class. The class will be held in the yard area. Please bring a towel, yoga mat and any additional yoga equipment that you need. Water and sunscreen are recommended. This free of charge. All levels welcome. June 8th-9th (10am-1pm): Craft Beer on the Pier - Join the fun on Pleasure Pier and celebrate all things Craft Beer. Participating breweries are Galveston Island Brewing, Karbach Brewing Co., Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and 8th Wonder Brewery. Beer tasting is 2-6pm. A $24.99 Tasting Wristband is available. June 15th: 5th Anniversary Party Live music, new beer releases, and much more is in store for this milestone happening. The Curse & the Cure will entertain from 1-4pm, while Indaskies will take over from 4:30-7:30pm. There will be a commemorative 5th Anniversary glass available, inside and outside bars, local food from Bayou City Eats and Maceo Spice and Import Company. Free brewery tours will be at 1pm and 3pm. This is a FREE event and is open to the public. GIB is a family-friendly, dog-friendly brewery so please bring the whole family. Chairs and tables will be set out. GIB is also asking for volunteers to held staff what is sure to be a jam-packed day.
Enjoy The Sun, Do Some Good, Island Style
June 14th (11am): 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament - Come out to Moody Gardens Golf Course for a charity event benefiting Samaritan Woman at the Well, an organization that assists women emerging from crisis with transitional housing and support services. The golfing will be preceded by a lunch. Moody Gardens Golf Course is located at 1700 Sydnor Ln., Galveston. To register, visit swatw.org. June 14th (4pm): Kendra Gives Back - Come by for a fun Friday of shopping for some beautiful new jewelry at the Kendra Scott Trunk Show while helping provide mental health services for children, individuals, and families in our community. Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show, with 20% of sales benefiting Family Service Center of Galveston County. Hotel Galvez is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. June 21st (5-7pm): Hawt Doggie Bash - Come join for summer fun at this event which will be a perfect meet and greet opportunity for fellow BVPR clients and other doggie lovers on the island. All proceeds made from this event will be donated to the Galveston Island Humane Society. There will be music, food, activities, raffles, and FREE stuff. This will be held at BoneVoyage Pet Resort, 6928 Harborside Dr., Galveston. It is free to attend. More info can be found at facebook. com/events/546436955764586/. July 6th (8am-5pm): West Bay Slam Tournament & Fundraiser - West End Anglers and The West End Marina and Restaurants are hosting this team fishing tournament benefiting the Fisher House Foundation. The tournament will take place at the West End Marina and Restaurants, 21706 Burnet Dr., Galveston. For more information, visit fishwestend.com.
“Mamma Mia!” Opens at Island ETC Theatre The 17th season for Island ETC gets under way on July 5th with their production of the smash Broadway musical “Mamma Mia!” The musical runs through August 3rd. “Mamma Mia!” weds the music and lyrics of Swedish superstars ABBA to a classic romantic comedy plot. Set on a sunlit Greek island, the musical tells the story of Sophie, a young woman preparing for marriage. She is hoping her father
Houston’s premiere auditioned chorus for children will hold its 26th annual “Summer Music Funshop” in Galveston this coming July 22nd-28th. This is an annual service project for the Houston Children’s Chorus. Houston kids pay their way to spend one week in Galveston working side-by-side with Galveston children in a 5-day summer day camp. The daily workshops take place at Garten Verein in Kempner Park. The workshop culminates in a summer pops concert performed by all of the children at The Grand 1894 Opera House. The fee for Galveston children is $25. This covers lunch each day, a performance t-shirt, and two tickets to the final concert. The theme for this year’s workshop is “A Rootin’ Tootin’ Boot Scootin’ Salute To Texas!” Fun choreography, beautiful children’s voices, and a pit band have made this annual concert a unique summer pops concert on the Island. Children who have completed grades 3 through 8 are eligible to attend. Advance registration is required. Registration deadline is July 1st. Visit the Chorus’ website at houstonchildren.org for registration information. You may also email the Chorus at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (713)650-3800. Also joining the Houston & Galveston children will be 30 children from Taiwan. The Houston Children’s Chorus will be featured in concert during the week at Sacred Heart Church, St. Patrick’s Church, Moody Church, The Meridian, and Gulf Breeze. The Houston Children’s Chorus is celebrating its 30th year. Over 6,000 children have participated in Chorus programs since 1989. These talented children perform over 45 concerts per year. They have performed for the president of the U.S. on 32 occasions. They were featured in the opening ceremonies of the Super Bowl. Stephen Roddy is the Founder & Director of the Chorus. Guest choreographer is Stevie Rivers Rawlings. The Summer Music Funshop is supported by grants from The Texas Commission on the Arts, Moody Methodist P.E.F., Dr. Leon Bromberg Trust, Starlight Education Foundation (Taiwan), Kinder Morgan Foundation, Landry’s, and other donors. can walk her down the aisle, but she has never met the man. Her mother’s diaries provide clues as to who he might be, so she sends wedding invitations to the three possibilities, getting their attention by putting the invites in her mother’s name. “Mamma Mia!” is written by Catherine Johnson with music and lyrics from ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. The show will be performed July 5th-6th, July 11th-14th, July 18th-21st, July 25th-27th, and August 1st-3rd. Performances begin at 8pm except for Sunday matinees on July 14th and 21st, which start at 2:30pm.
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. 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 be closed during inclement weather. Boarding for the Harborside Express begins at 11am, with the last ride at 1:45pm. Tickets are $5 in addition to admission and must be purchased at the museum or at galvestonrrmuseum.org. This is weather permitting.
Galveston Naval Museum:
Tours Galore All Month There’s a lot going on at the Galveston Naval Museum this month. When you visit the Galveston Naval Museum, you will be immersed in the National Heritage. Explore these historic WWII vessels on a self-guided tour or with one of the veteran tour guides. 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 Edsallclass destroyer escort preserved in the United States. The museum ships are open everyday at 9am, rain or shine, and located at 100 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston. For more info go to galvestonnavalmuseum.com or call (409)770-3196.
Special Executive Director’s Tours
Every Thursday (1pm): An Executive Director Tour is a behind the scene tour of the USS Stewart DE-238 and USS Cavalla SS-244. During the Executive Director Tour, you’ll hear how the ship and submarine at Seawolf Park participated during significant milestones in World War II History. They will open spaces usually locked during business hour to learn how sailors in our World War II history lived and worked onboard his tour is ideal for the ship and submarine. T World War II History enthusiasts. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org. ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556.
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Outdoors At Artist Boat This Month:
Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th Artist Boat’s purpose is protecting our Gulf Coast through land conservation and with fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark creativity, awareness, and action. Since its inception, over 100,000 participants have helped bring 40,000 students to estuaries by kayak, foot, or vessel; created over 50+ public artworks; conserved over 600+ acres on west Galveston Island forming the Coastal Heritage Preserve and creating a place for the future Gulf Coast Environmental Education Center; restored over 50 acres of dunes and prairies to assure recovery of these ecosystems following Hurricane Ike; formed the Bucket Brigade comprised of a Marine Debris Task Force; conducted interpretive tours; and beautified buckets for trash, recycle centers, and more on Galveston beaches. For more info call (409)770-0722, email email@example.com, or go to artistboat.org.
World Oceans Day Festival June 8th, 10am-6pm
Celebrate the life of the sea at World Oceans Day Festival, June 8th, 10am-6pm, at Stewart Beach Park, Galveston Island, presented by Artist Boat, The festival is free to attend but parking at the Stewart Beach grounds is $15. Take a deep breath and thank the ocean that provides fifty percent of our oxygen. At the table, appreciate that the ocean is the primary source of food for 3.5 billion people. Ponder the day’s weather forecast knowing the oceans control global weather patterns. In addition, our beautiful oceans power our global economy each year by contributing $24 trillion through ecosystem services, and, in addition, protects our health by absorbing 30% of all carbon dioxide we produce. It is time to join forces to protect the biggest asset to mankind. Presented by Artist Boat and the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, Park Board of Trustees, the World Oceans Day Festival theme is “Together We Can Make A Difference: Plastic Pollution Prevention.” The event will include exhibits, presentations, entertainment, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages. Participants include NOAA Flower Garden Banks, HGAC – Trash Bash, Friends of Galveston Island State Park, Port of Houston, Galveston Children’s Museum, Marine Mammal Stranding Network, Houston Audubon/American Bird Conservancy, Galveston Bay Estuary Program, Texas Parks & Wildlife Coastal Fisheries, East End Lagoon, and Responsible Coastal Protection, to name a few. The event kicks off with Beach Yoga led by The Yoga Haven, and the excitement mounts with live entertainment featuring Lyda Plummer, Drum Circle, Ukuleles, and surprise guest appearances by local entertainers throughout the day. Master of Ceremony is Jeb Adame, U.S. Backline, and shoreline demonstrations include sandcastle art, surfing, paddle surfing, shoreline fishing, lifeguard safety demos, and kids activities. Highlights of the event are a participatory
available. Kayak tour schedules are available at artistboat.org. Eco-Art Kayak Tours, Coastal Heritage Preserve, Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve, East End Lagoon, Cypress Swamp, and Armand Bayou Nature Preserve tours are available. For a daily schedule of available tours go to the website.
paddling pool by Southwest Paddle Sports, kayak exhibits by One Viking Kayak and Artist Boat, and hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Come and meet Artist Boat’s partners and play with them at the beach. Other event sponsors include Port of Houston, Harbor Offshore, MOD Coffee, Park Board of Trustees, and Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. Join millions worldwide in raising awareness of the importance and function of the oceans in our daily lives, and learn about the simple things we can do to play a part in preserving our oceans. World Oceans Day is an annual event established by the United Nations General Assembly and is commemorated worldwide. There is no fee to attend World Oceans Day Festival with entrance to Stewart Beach. Hours are 10am-6pm. For information go to artistboat.org.
Eat To Make a Difference
Artist Boat has 1000 tickets to sell to raise $15,000 to further education programs like bucket brigade and land conservation and getting kids out of the classroom and on to the water. Join the fun for a Sustainable Seafood Lunch, served 11am3pm, for some great food and receive a FREE Tumbler plus help this wonderful cause. Katie’s Seafood Market generously donated sustainable seafood and Lighthouse Charity Team will prepare the meal and serve it up at the event. On the menu is a Grilled Snapper Sandwich with potato salad or Bluefin Tuna Tacos with a black bean side. Tickets are available at artistboat.org/event/worldoceans-day/. Your FREE cool Tumbler gets you a free refill.
Marine Debris Art Contest in Honor of World Oceans Day
In conjunction with World Oceans Day, Artist Boat and the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees are hosting a Marine Debris Art Contest open to ocean lovers of all ages. The 2019 festival theme is “The Scourge of Plastic Pollution: Together We Can Make a Difference.” The Marine Debris Art Contest kicks off the countdown to the festival. All entries will be on display at the festival on the 2nd floor of the Stewart Beach pavilion, June 8th. Winners will be announced at 1pm at the Main Event Stage.
Eco-Art Summer Camps Sign-Ups Underway
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summer long and can be taken a week at a time. Sign up now as spaces are limited to ensure small camp size and individual attention. Artist Boat uses S.T.E.A.M., an educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Artist Boat has won national recognition for its educational programs and is a leader in outdoor educational experiences for small groups led by scientists and artists. Campers use the scientific method to investigate processes in our ocean. Each camp culminates in the creation of artworks that illustrate the knowledge that campers have acquired about our ocean. Camp sessions are designed for children Kindergarten-Sixth Grade and split into groups of ages 5-8 and ages 9-12. Summer Camp sessions are $150 per week for half day sessions or $300 per week for full day sessions. Camps are held from 9am-12 noon and 1-4pm. Sessions are limited to 12 campers. Register at artistboat.org/eco-art-camps. Dates and topics are: • June 3rd-7th (Ages 5-8): “Fish Frenzy” and “Whale of a Time” • June 10th-14th (Ages 9-12): “Shark Mania” and “Marine Inverts” • June 17th-21st (Ages 5-8): “Off the Deep End” and “Fish Frenzy” • June 24th-28th (Ages 9-12): “Whale of a Time” and “Shark Mania” • July 8th-12th (Ages 5-8): “Marine Inverts” and “Off the Deep End” • June 15th-19th (Ages 9-12): “Fish Frenzy” and “Whale of a Time” • July 22nd-26th (Ages 5-8): “Shark Mania” and “Marine Inverts” • July 29th-August 2nd (Ages 9-12): “Off the Deep End” and “Fish Frenzy” • August 5th-9th (Ages 5-8): “Whale of a Time” and “Shark Mania”
Several different kinds of kayak tours are
Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours are free for the public, last approximately 45 minutes, and are offered at Stewart Beach in Galveston. Join the Bucket Brigade in exploring the creatures and features that make Galveston beaches unique. Hands-on activities investigate topics including Galveston’s turbid water, marine debris, Sargassum landings, and more. In June and July tours are available Wednesday-Sunday, weather permitting. Starting in August, tours are offered Friday-Sunday. Participants can sign up on location near the Beach Patrol Tower #6 at Stewart Beach. Tours are scheduled to start at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.
A Unique Galveston Experience:
Ghost Bus Tours
Join a fun and totally cool tour with Galveston Ghost Tours! Several different tours are available:
Walking Galveston Ghost Tour
This walking tour has been conducted since 2009, we’ve left no gravestone unturned to bring Haunted Galveston’s history to you. Meet on the corner of Sealy Ave. and 23rd St.
Walking Red Light District Tour
Return to a time when the mob ran Galveston and their guests were treated as if they were family. Parental discretion advised. Under 16 not admitted without a parent.
Ghost Bus Tour – Seawall Departure
This is 10-mile, approximately 60-minute tour of Galveston! You’ll hear from ghost eye-witnesses in their own words. Galveston is well known for its haunted history, and as you visit the Island, you’ll hear stories of hauntings and paranormal activity at locations nearly everywhere you go. For times, costs and such contact: info@GalvestonExperience. com, call (409)741-340, or go to galvestonexperience.com. More in-depth stories can be heard on the Galveston Ghost Podcast at GalvestonGhostPodcast. com. The Galveston Ghost podcast brings you firsthand interviews in the words of the ghost eye-witnesses. Be sure to subscribe so you are notified when each new episode is released. Schedules are available at galvestonexperience. com/calendar/.
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June 12th: Third Annual National Women Learn to Surf Day - The world needs more women surfing. At least that’s what we think at Schlitterbahn. Do you know a woman (or young girl) who would love to learn how to surf on our Boogie Bahn? Have you secretly wanted to learn but never got up the nerve? Then this is the perfect event for you. A team of talented instructors will hop on the wave with you, help you learn the basics and set you on the road to glory (or at least get you to the point you can stay on the wave for a full minute)! Complimentary lessons are from 8-10am, exclusively for women who sign up for this special event. And afterwards, you and a guest can stay in the park for the rest of the day on us. Interested? Sign up at facebook.com/263649583799495/ posts/1300635303434246/ June 16th: Father’s Day at Schlitterbahn - There is FREE admission for dads when one full price ticket is purchased. This is valid at the front gate only and only on June 16th. June 7th-9th: Pride Galveston - This year we will be holding the Mr & Miss Pride Galveston Pageant on Friday night, June 7th as usual at 23rd St. Station Piano Bar, 1706 23rd St., Galveston. Start time is 9pm. Saturday June 8th, 10am-5pm, we will have the Pride Galveston Beach Bash with sponsors, BBQ, chips, water, music, and other assorted goodies. If you have been in years past to the festival, you know there will be all kinds of goodies. Sunday, June 9th, two weekend closing parties are at 23rd St. Station and Robert’s Lafitte. Free to attend. This will be held at Apffel Park, 1923 Boddecker Dr. June 8th (1-5pm): KiFest Kids International Festival - The Kids International Festival is a family-oriented event that provides a place to gather with family and friends to learn about other cultures through art, cuisine, music, and cultural dance groups. It also features live performers and 14 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
Stewart Beach, located at 6th Street and Seawall Blvd., Galveston, with friendly competitions between families. The challenge will transform a portion of Stewart Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course includes 14 stations for kids and adults with eight new stations this year, including a bean bag game, a lifesize battleship game, limbo, volley balloon, “beam” bag, giant Connect Four, and more. The event is free, and participants will have a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift card plus tickets to popular Galveston attractions. Family Beach Challenges are free and will take place on June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, and September 22nd from 11am-5pm. The family with the most points at the end of the day will receive $2000 worth of tickets to Island attractions and a $500 gift card. For complete rules and regulations and to register in advance, go to galvestonchallenge.com.
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association Begins Again The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association (GCVA) is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA features an array of scheduled tournaments at Stewart Beach and East Beach. Anyone is welcome to play! Check-in at East Beach is at 8:30am with tournaments beginning promptly at 9am. For most tournaments, the first 100 players checking in at the beach will receive a free GCVA t-shirt. The entry fees are $25 per person or $50 per team and due at sign-up. You are playing on a REAL BEACH and are subject at all times to Mother Nature. For more info and to register for any of the tournaments go to gcva.net. Tournaments are: • June 8th: Spalding’s School’s Out Beach Party • June 15th: ESPN 97.5 & Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 Super Fun Sunfest • June 29th: Galveston Open • July 6th: Red, White, ‘N Volleyball • August 4th: Hot as Hell Classic • August 31st: GCVA Labor Day Classic • September 22nd: GCVA Season Closer cultural dance groups. This will be held at 2302 Strand St., Downtown Galveston. This is free to attend. More info is available on eventbrite.com. June 9th (1-2pm): DIY Hanging Basket Class - Create your own unique hanging basket filled with summer flowering plants. This hands-on workshop will include instruction on design, plant selection, plant placement and care of your hanging basket. All needed supplies are provided. The class fee is $40. Call (409)7634713 to reserve your space. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be held at Tom Thumb Nursery, 2014 45th St. June 9th (9am-3pm): Sea Glass Seminar - Talk about fun! Come hunt and learn about sea glass, and learn about the lore and legends of it. Cost for this class is $75 per person. You will hunt for sea glass, then eat lunch (not included), and last but not least, the class will drill the glass that
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston features the most exciting collection of water rides in Texas. Your family will be thrilled by the large collection of thrilling water slides, wave rivers, and water coasters. Longer rides, more thrilling slides, always free parking, and picnics are welcome. Galveston is a great destination for families, friends, and large groups to play together. A one-mile river connects three distinct sections of Schlitterbahn in Galveston. The water park is home to four high thrill speed slides including Rohr!, Cliffhanger, and the immersive Screaming Serpents body slide. Surfenburg has raft rides and water coasters with great picnic pavilions, and the Tiki Tikes Kids Area for kids of all ages. The world’s TALLEST water coaster, MASSIV Monster Blaster, can be found in Blastenhoff with a wave pool, Shipwreck Harbor, and a swim-up bar. Schlitterbahn Waterpark is now on its summer schedule and is open daily through August 25th. General admission for summer is $52.99 for one day; $40.99 for children 11 and under and seniors 55 and older. Two-day tickets and annual passes (valid for one year after date of purchase) are also available. Tickets are available at schlitterbahn. com/galveston.
Galveston Island Pleasure Pier:
Take Dad to the Pier for Father’s Day
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, located at 2501 Seawall Blvd., features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, food venues, and retail shops. For more info, tickets, and a full list of events go to pleasurepier.com. Tickets are available for Walk-On only (no rides), Single Rides, All Day Ride Passes, and Weekend Pass for three parks at tickets.pleasurepier.com.
June 14th-16th: Salute to Military & First Responders
Buy one get one free All Day Ride Passes for active military, veterans, first responders and their families. Must present valid ID for discount.
Sunday Movie Nights
Beginning June 23rd through August 11th, enjoy a movie under the star on the pier. Movies this season are: • June 23rd: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” • June 30th: “Aquaman” • July 7th: “Jurassic World” • July 14th: “Wall-E” • July 21st: “First Man” • July 28th: “The Meg” • August 4th: “Incredibles 2” • August 11th: “Wonder Park”
Stage 25 Live Music
• June 8th: Nick and the Groove, 7-11pm • June 9th: Kidd Six, 5-9pm
• Thrill Ride WEDNESDAYS - Buy one All Day Ride Pass, get a second for half off. • June 8th-9th - Craft Beer & BBQ: Live music, beer, and BBQ all weekend. • June 16th - Father’s Day: Dad gets a FREE All Day Ride Pass with the purchase of a second pass. • Patriot Pass - Get an Adventure Pass valid for the 4-day July 4 through July 7 weekend for $59.99.
Summer Water-Geared Camps at Sea Star Base Galveston
Summer Camp 2019 at Sea Star Base Galveston is an intense and engaging program packed full of marine and aquatic activities. S.T.E.M. concepts have been integrated into each activity, for a fun and enriching experience. Campers will be introduced to new aquatic adventures by spending time in each outdoor activity. Spending their days out in nature and on the water, campers will learn and explore what the shores and waterways of Offatts Bayou and Galveston Bay have to offer. After a day of aquatic activities, evenings are packed with songs, games, learning opportunities, and friendly competitions. Adventures include paddle sports, scuba diving, fishing, oceanography, keelboat sailing, water safety skills, small boat sailing, STEM to Stern Baysmart trips, kayaking, and more. Camps are held all summer long. Week-long sessions will start on Monday morning, a campwide closing ceremony will take place Friday evening, and campers will check out on Saturday. To register, go to ssbgalveston.org/camps or call (409)572-2560. Sea Star Galveston is based at 7509 Broadway, Galveston. you find and make them into pendants. Call or text to reserve your spot to (832)466-1412. This will be held at the National Hotel Artists Loft, 2221 Market St., Downtown Galveston. June 15th (8:30pm): Red’s Ghost Hunt with Dash Beardsley - Join Prohibition Red’s in welcoming Dash Beardsley to Red’s private dining room. You can order dinner and drinks from the menu and Dash will take you on a magic mystery tour searching for past ghosts of the M&M (former tenant of this location) along with the current ghosts of Red’s. The cost of the dinner (without food, alcohol, tax and service fee) is $30. This will be held at Prohibition Red’s, 2401 Church St., Galveston. For more info go to facebook.com/events/550054682067881/. June 22nd (11:30am-7pm): Pink Flamingo Fest Pub Crawl & Gold Cart Parade - Come out and deck out your Golf Cart for a Golf Cart
FREE Sandcastle Building Lessons For All Ages Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. Starting June 1st, 8am-4pm, Galveston will host a free family-friendly event to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place each Saturday this summer June 1st-August 17th. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11am followed by lessons at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Equipment will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. The lessons will take place on the sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. Parking at Stewart Beach costs $15 per car. For more info, visit galvestonbeachinfo.com.
This Month at Galveston State Park:
Explore the Beach & The Bay at the Park
Galveston Island State Park is located on the west end of the island at 14901 FM 3005, Galveston. For more info call (409)737-1222 or go to tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island. The beach side of Galveston State Park will be closing on July 15th as renovations take place. The side facing the bay will remain open. This closing is expected to last for about three years, so if you really love the beach side of the park, these coming weeks will be your last chance to visit for a while. June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 13th (10-11:15am): Beach Explorations - Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs, and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. Note that this typically weekly event will not occur after July 13th due to the closing of the beach side of the park. June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (10-11:15am): Bay Explorations - Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of the weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and the island paradise of Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abounds with life. June 8th (9am-4pm): Baseball on the Beach with the Buffalo Soldiers -The Soldiers are looking for a little summertime fun and competition. Learn how the Buffalo Soldiers played the game of baseball in its early days. Several games will be played right on the beach, so gather some friends and see if you can beat the Buffalo Soldiers at their own game. Parade and Contest. There will also be a contest for Best Flamingo Solo Costume and Group Outfit. Registration will starts at 11:30am and the parade starts at 1pm. A Pub Crawl will follow the parade. You can register at facebook. com/events/828522827546365/. To enter your Golf Cart there will be a $10 entry fee. The entry for the Pub Crawl is $5 per person. This will be held on Postoffice St. in Downtown Galveston. June 22nd (3-6pm): Dad Bod Contest - This is going to be a blast! Come out for a fun contest for the men - Dad-bod men! Guys, come to show off your dad bod! They will have DJ Nonstopp, you can win prizes, and there will be drink specials! Float is located at 2828 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. For more info go to.facebook.com/ events/2141963982761372/
Book Signings This Month at Galveston Bookshop Saturday June 8th, 3-5pm: “Deco Dames, Demon Rum, and Death: A Jazz Age Mystery” by Ellen Mansoor Collier
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for author Ellen Collier, who returns with the latest novel in her Jazz Age Mystery series. The story opens with young Galveston Gazette society reporter Jazz Cross hearing rumors of grave robbers at the Broadway Cemetery. She and photographer Nathan Blaine investigate, hoping to land a scoop. The two news-hawks witness meetings held by clandestine gangs and enlist the help of Jazz’s beau, Prohibition Agent James Burton, who attempts to catch the elusive culprits in action. Meanwhile, the supernatural craze takes Galveston by storm, and Jazz is assigned to profile the society set’s favorite fortune teller, Madame Farushka. Sightings of a ghost bride haunting the Hotel Galvez intrigue Jazz, who sets up a Ouija board reading and séance with the spiritualist. Did the bride-to-be drown herself - or was she murdered?
“Deco Dames” is Collier’s fifth book in the Jazz Age Mystery series, all featuring the plucky young journalist, Jasmine “Jazz” Cross, and all set in 1920s Galveston during Prohibition. “Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play” is the first in the series, followed by “Bathing Beauties, Booze and Bullets,” “Gold Diggers, Gamblers and Guns,” and “Vamps, Villains and Vaudeville.” All titles will be available at the event.
Saturday, June 15th (2-4pm): “Bad Moon Rising: A Parker McLeod Thriller” by A. Hardy Roper
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing with author A. Hardy Roper, who returns with the latest novel in his series of thrillers set on Galveston Island. The Garhole Bar is a favorite Galveston watering hole for locals and weekend fishermen, located on the far west end of the island, and operated by Ex-Army Intel Officer, Parker McLeod, who is enjoying a lazy afternoon tending bar. At the opposite end of the island, the Secretary of Homeland Security is making a routine inspection tour when a bomb is set off by Islamic terrorists with a personal vendetta, sworn to kill him. As the Secretary lies severely injured in a Galveston hospital, local and federal law enforcement agents enlist Parker’s help to identify the mastermind. The clock is ticking as the terrorists, determined to complete their plot, entrap a beautiful woman scientist who is Assistant Director of the Gulf Coast Level Four Bio Laboratory, home to
the world’s most deadly viruses and pathogens. McLeod must race through a twisting trail of deceit and betrayal to rescue the scientist and avoid a cataclysmic event. Previous books in the Parker McLeod series include “The Garhole Bar,” “Assassination in Galveston,” and “Saving Jake.”
June 8th, 1-3pm
“Oleanders in June” Book Release & Signing Join in celebrating the release of Whitney Vandiver debut novel, “Oleanders in June” at Rosenberg Library, 2310 Rosenberg St., Downtown Galveston. Casey Greene, Rosenberg Scholar and author of “Through a Night of Horrors: Voices of the 1900 Galveston Storm,” will be speaking on Galveston life and the Great Storm of 1900. Whitney Vandiver will also be discussing her new book and the writing process for capturing such a historic event along with signing copies. There will be drawings for free copies and Galveston-themed items. To enter for a second chance to win a copy of the book, be sure to RSVP via whitneyvandiver.com. Ten percent of event profits will be donated to the Galveston and Texas History Center (gthcenter.org). This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event by credit card or cash.
June 22nd (3-4:30pm): Poetry Workshop featuring Ayokunle Falomo - As part of Speak Up Speak Out Youth Poetry Slam, Iconoclast Artists is hosting a poetry workshop with Ayokunle Falomo. This poetry workshop is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Ayokunle Falomo is Nigerian, American, TEDx speaker and the author of two self-published collections: “KIN.DREAD” and “thread, this wordweaver must!” and a forthcoming chapbook, “African, American” from New Delta Review. His work has been featured in print and online numerous times. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, and his poems have been selected as finalists or winners for Fourteen Hills Press’ Stacy Doris Memorial Award, Flypaper Magazine’s Music Poetry Contest, The OffBeat’s Poetry Contest and Nimrod Journal’s The Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry. This will be held at Save 1900 Realty, 513 25th St., Galveston. Cost is free.
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like paper, markers, clay, and 3D objects you can share something from your “Universe of Stories.” Space Rosenberg Library is located Downtown at travel, moon landings, 2310 Sealy St., Downtown Galveston. For more planetary explorations, and info call (409)763-8854 or go to rosenberg-library. aliens are just the beginorg. All events are free and open to the public. ning of what is possible. Bring a friend, bring your Children ideas, and let’s have some Mondays, June 3rd-August 19th (11am-12pm): fun. This is recommended Paws to Read - Beginning readers practice his/ for ages 8 and up. The her skills while sharing stories with Oliver, the films will be compiled book-loving dog. He’s friendly, kind and non-judg- and shared on YouTube mental. Each reader gets an individual session and the library’s website. with the therapy dog who is accompanied by a Sessions sizes limited. handler. Register at the children’s reference desk. Saturday, June 15th Saturday, June 6th, August 3rd (10am): Saturday (4pm): REPCO Wildlife Storytimes - This fun time is all about your Encounters: Animals in favorite books, shared aloud in the Children’s Space - REPCO (Research Department on the first Saturday of every month. Education Propagation Mondays, June 3rd-August 19th (5-7pm): Drop Conservation Outreach) brings animals that have in Chess for Kids - Chess novices are invited to been to space or have been involved in studies come learn the game and chess masters are chalabout space. More info is at repcowildlife.com. lenged to test their skills at this weekly program featuring the classic game of kings and queens. Monday, June 17th (2:30pm): Magic Show with John O’Bryant - Abracadabra! Don’t miss this Thursday, June 6th (2:30pm): No Bones About afternoon’s family-friendly magic show featuring It - Dancers perform seemingly super-human special guest magician John O’Bryant. leaps and bends as we ask, “how do they do that?” Soul Street exhibits ways in which the body Monday, June 17th (3:30pm): Hands-on Magic accomplishes these feats - through combinations Workshop with John O’Bryant - Presto! Young of bone, muscle, and commands from the brain. aspiring magicians will learn some of the tricks Demonstrating with props and dance segments, of the trade in this special workshop with guest Soul Street shows how our bodies move. This is a magician John O’Bryant. Registration is required at Young Audiences of Houston program. Rosenberg-library.org > Events Calendar. Participants must be between the ages of 7-12. Friday, June 7th (10:30am-12:30pm): Drop-In Baby Play Date - New parents, we welcome you Monday, June 17th (7pm): Magic Show with to the early literacy world! We feel passionately John O’Bryant - Alakazam! Don’t miss this about babies and respect how much they learn evening’s family-friendly magic show featuring those first years. Come show off your baby, learn special guest magician John O’Bryant. some early literacy tips, get an introduction to Tuesday, June 18th (2:30-5:30pm): Drop-In Art children’s literature, and explore some hands-on Studio - Drop-in to the Children’s Department to opportunities for you and your baby. This is a create and take home your very own work of art. drop-in event. Wednesday, June 19th (10am): Water & Chalk Tuesday, June 11th (2:30-5:30pm): Drop-In Play at the Pavilion - Storytime goes outside! Games - Drop-in to the Children’s Department We’ll share some stories and songs and outdoor to play with games of all kinds such as Clue, play. Wear a bathing suit or clothes to get wet in, Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Quelf Jr., Connect plus cool off and create original chalk drawings Four, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Lego Creationary, outside. The Pavilion is located on the south side Twister, Operation, and more. of the Library. Wednesday, June 12th (10am): All Aboard Thursday, June 20th (2:30pm): Our Closest the Reading Train - This is a playful program Star: the Sun with Ranger Lisa - Children are featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and invited to do some daytime stargazing with the more planned to promote early literacy developChildren’s Department. Join Ranger Lisa from ment and to encourage one-on-one interaction Galveston Island State Park as she shows off our between children and their caregivers. stellar neighbor. From sun spots to sundials, from Thursday, June 13th (7pm): Family Tech Time: shadow drawings to solar prints, you won’t want Stop Motion Animation - Have you ever wanted to miss this free family event. to bring your art to life? If so, then make sure to Tuesday, June 25th (2:30-5:30pm): Drop-In be here when The Edge of Imagination Station Write Stuff - Young writers can drop-in to the comes to town for this Family Fun Night. Using s Department to practice their craft and supplies like paper, markers, clay, and 3D objects, Children’ leave with your very own written creation. you can share something from your “Universe of Stories.” Space travel, moon landings, planetary Tuesday, June 25th (4pm): DJ Dance Party: explorations, and aliens are just the beginning of Happy Birthday, Henry Rosenberg - Come celewhat is possible! brate Henry Rosenberg’s 195th Birthday with the Limbo, Chicken Dance, party food and more. Friday, June 14th (10am, 11:30am, 2pm, or 3:30pm): Stop Motion Animation Workshop Wednesday, June 26th (10am): One Trip Around Have you ever wanted to bring your art to life? If the Sun: A Happy Birthday Storytime - This is a playful program featuring singing, storytelling, so, then make sure to be here when The Edge of Imagination Station comes to town. Using supplies movement, and more planned to promote early
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literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat! Friday, June 28th (2:30pm): Take Me to Your Readers - Julian Franklin presents an engaging program about using creativity, artistic talents, and intelligence to solve everyday problems. The show involves maker space concepts, robot, puppets, magic tricks, and books. Great family fun! Monday, July 1st (2:30pm): Hampstead Stage Co. presents “The Jungle Book” - Hampstead Stage Company of New Hampshire is back with a wild and wonderful live action theater production. You do not want to miss this showcase of “The Jungle Book!” Tuesdays, July 2nd-July 30th (10am): Baby Time - Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets, and early literacy tips. This is recommended for 0-18 months. Tuesday, July 2nd (2:30-5:30pm): Drop-In Paper Airplanes - Drop-in to the Children’s Department to learn how to build the current world record flying paper airplane. Wednesday, July 3rd (10am & 2:30pm): Dance of the Insects - The study of entomology is so much fun when dancers convey the characteristics of insects through choreography with music, costuming, and audience participation. Accompanied by the clever poetry of Paul Fleishman, these professional dancers demonstrate through movement a caterpillar’s metamorphosis and the social behavior of bees. Other dances include the Busy Ant, Firefly, Phantom the Flying Cockroach, and Two Too Many Ladybugs. This is a Young Audiences of Houston performance. Friday, July 5th (2:30pm): Wild Things Zoofari - Get wild in the library! Come check out exotic animals and learn about cool creatures from around the world with Wild Things Zoofari. Mondays, July 8th, 15th, July 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 12th (2:30pm): Book Club - Sign up for the Book Club! Rosenberg invites rising 3rd-7th graders as they highlight great reads through activities, crafts, reading, games, and more. Each registration signs a reader up for two sessions. In the first, they will feature several books and ggive away a free copy of a book, which they will discuss in session two. Read the book that week, and the following Monday, you will dive deep into that book in fun ways. Registration is required for each pair of sessions and space is limited. Participants must be rising 3rd-7th graders.
pm): Teen Tabletop RPG - Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons! Space is limited, but come enjoy the story even if you can’t play. Friday, June 7th (2-4pm): Movie Night - Showing will be “Ender’s Game” (PG-13). Come for the popcorn and soda, stay for the movie. Friday, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th (2-4pm): Anime Club - This is all about anime, Pocky, soda. Tons of art supplies are available to draw your own manga. Friday, June 21st (2-5pm): Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Do you have what it takes to win the Mario Kart tournament? Face your foes in this double elimination bracket style tournament and compete for a prize. July 26th, there will be a Smash Bros. Tournament. Friday, June 28th, July 19th (2-4pm): Fandom Debate Club - By popular request, come debate with other teens about which fandom is better from a variety of subjects. Harry Potter vs. Percy Jackson; Star Wars vs. Star Trek; Playstation vs. Xbox. Which is better? Come get some snacks, a soda, and discuss. July 5th (2-5pm): Stranger Things Escape Room - Come find your way out with clues and more.
At G. Lee Gallery This Month:
Trunk Show - Kelly Halbach’s Wearable Paintings
G.Lee Gallery is located at 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)370-7350 or go to gleegallery.net. G. Lee Gallery is pleased to be showing Constance Paul’s “Boats, Blossoms and Barns” featuring coastal contemporaries, florals and country barn paintings. Constance has received awards for her art throughout Texas and even Australia. A member of the Landscape Artists International and the Outdoor Painter Society, Just in time for summer, Constance’s beautiful art will bring the great outdoors into your home. She welcomes commission requests of your favorite scenery. Be sure to meet her 1-9pm June 8th for ArtWalk. Also showing art are: Liz Wilson, Ruth Ann Rickman, Keith Clark, Dew and Gary Harvey, Sherrie Kostura, Kelly Halbach, Jane East, Gaw Jones; Gay Paratore; jewelry by Rene Armstrong, Annette Kinslow and Charlotte Martin; fused glass by Sheryl Lambert; assemblages by Nicki Hirt; pottery by Lana Loveland and, our resident artist George Douglas Lee with still life, landscapes, contemporary and iconic Galveston landmarks in oil, acrylic and mixed media. June 15th (11am-1pm): Portrait Workshop with Sherrie Kostura - Have you always wanted to know how to draw a portrait? And have it look like the person you are trying to portray? National award winning artist Sherrie Kostura will be sharing her portrait tips in this class. Portrait concepts such as graphing, shading and perspective will be covered. The use of pencil, colored pencil and pastel will be discussed. Participants may create a self-portrait or bring a photo of your favorite subject. This class is for beginners thru advanced. All supplies will be provided for this class. Your instructor Sherrie Kostura has received numerous awards for her portraiture, notably a grand prize win in the Prismacolor National Art Competition. Class fee is $60 per person. Tickets are at gleegallery.net. June 29th (10am-2pm): Jewelry Making Class with Annette Kinslow - G. Lee Gallery invites you to join master jeweler Annette Kinslow for a ring jewelry making workshop. Learn to capture a stone or cut a piece of glass into a wire bezel and make the shank of the ring. All
materials as well as the use of tools during class are provided. Beginners are welcome. This a fun ring to make. You will get compliments wherever you wear it. Cost is $105. Annette gets much of her inspiration from ancient designs, materials, and techniques. Her use of precious metals and gems reflects the value placed on these materials throughout history. Annette fabricates highly personal, dynamic art jewelry with unusual ethnic beads, vintage items and sea glass. June 29th (1-4pm): Color Outside the Box, Pastel Workshop - Eclectic and energetic describe workshops with Jane East. Be prepared to use vibrant colors Learn successful strategies for loosening up your work, regardless of your subject matter, with bold marks and fresh color. Enjoy a complimentary gallery glass of wine - adults only. Beginners to advanced are welcome. All supplies included. The class cost is $60. Jane East paints in multiple mediums, oil, acrylic, pastel, and water media. She has been painting for over forty years and has won numerous blue ribbons along the way. July 6th (11am-1pm): Flower Painting Workshop - G. Lee Gallery artist Dianne Duggan will be sharing her floral painting techniques in this fun workshop for the beginner to Intermediate. At the close of this painting workshop you will take home a beautiful painting and the memory of a fun filled afternoon. Dianne will walk you through the acrylic painting process step-by-step. You will learn how to transfer an image to the canvas; color mixing with a limited pallet; and, how to adjust the color scheme. All supplies are included. The class cost is $60. Children over 12 are welcome! Meet Dianne Duggan: with over 20 years of experience in the art and photography industry, photo restoration and advertising, Dianne brings expertise and fun to each of her workshops. July 20th (11am-1pm): Alcohol and Ink Workshop With Dianne Duggan - Looking for something different and fun to do this summer? Join Dianne Duggan’s “Alcohol and Ink Workshop.” Alcohol inks are a liquid alcohol based ink that comes in a delightful array of extremely vivid colors. This exciting new medium offers artists at all levels - including beginners - the opportunity to create art like no other. For this two hour workshop, your supplies are included. You don’t have to bring a thing! Take home a beautiful 8” x 10” completed painting and one tile coaster. You will be inspired to create many more. Class cost is $60. Your Instructor will be Dianne Duggan, who has over 20 years of experience in art world and photography industry as an airbrush artist, photo restorer and advertising agency artist and illustrator.
At Galveston Arts Center This Month: From the HeART:
ArtTALK & ArtWalk A Show For The Whole the HeArt is located at 2111 Postoffice Family, Including Your Cat From St., in Downtown Galveston. From the HeART
Have you ever cleaned up one of your cat’s hairballs and thought, “Oh yeah, art?” A new exhibition debuts at Galveston Arts Center on June 8th with a very curious title: “Cat Butt Parfait: Chuck & George Explore the Ecosystem of Domestic Feline Digestion.” Chuck & George is the ongoing collaborative project of Brian Keith Jones and Brian Keith Scott. This fantasia is inspired by the parasites that populate the feline digestive system, but fear not: they promise that this is an exhibition filled with humor. Chuck & George use multiple media, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, and papier-mâché. An opening reception takes place on June 8th beginning at 6pm, with the artists speaking at 6:30pm. “Cat Butt Parfait” runs through August 18th. This exhibit is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Jeffrey Dell’s exhibition, “Maquette Moon,” continues in the Brown Foundation Gallery through July 7th. Admission is free at all times. GAC is located at 2127 Strand St., Downtown Galveston.
Gallery (FTHG) has a ton of fun events this month that are free and open to the public. Every Friday (4-7pm): Children’s Art Classes This is not your average kid class - adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come. Your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements and Principles of Art from A-Z. Your children will leave with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day’s lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. Pre-registration is preferred. Every Wednesday, June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (6-8pm): Adventures in Art: Happy Hour Every Wednesday through the end of summer, From the HeArt pairs with Moody Gardens for art, conversation with artists and happy hour. This takes place at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center, 7 Hope Blyd., Galveston. June 7th (7:30pm): Art TALK - Meet five of the gallery artists and a Guest Speaker from a local Small Business. June 12th (6-9pm): 2nd Wednesday Open Photo Shoot - Calling all models, makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers. Similar to an open mic, FTHG is hosting Open Photo Shoots on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. This is a free event.
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A True Love of Music at The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe is a music venue that supports live, original music and is located at 413 20th St., in Downtown Galveston. For tickets and more info, go to oldquarteracousticcafe.com or find them on Facebook. Reservations can be made by emailing amora528@ gmail.com or call (409)762-9199. Get your tickets early, most of these shows will sell out fast.
• June 6th (8pm): Pat Byrne • June 7th (8pm): Wake the Zine Showcase featuring Dollie Barnes with Claire Morales • June 14th (8pm): Ray Cashman with John Egan • June 15th (8pm): Sheila Marshall • June 21st (8pm): Doug Strahan, Beth Chrisman, and Johnny Dango • June 22nd (8pm): Harbors Over Highways • June 28th (8:30pm): Gary Nicholson • June 29th (8pm): Gabe Wootton Songwriter Series with Lynn Drury • July 6th (8pm): Marina Rocks • July 12th (8pm): Brandon McDermott Band
Free Galveston Beach Band Every Tuesday
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Every Tuesday though August 13th, 7:30-9:30pm, the Galveston Beach Band will perform a FREE family-friendly concert opposite Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., Downtown Galveston. Frank Incaprera, age 94, is the driving force behind the Galveston Beach Band. From annual quests for funding, to music selection, conducting, and playing solos, Frank is always front and center stage. He is a man of monumental commitment and under his nearly 50-year leadership, the summer concerts continue to bring pleasure to so many. Presenting family entertainment ranks highly with Incaprera who adds, “I want the children to be at the concerts.” At most concerts, 20-50 children are handed maracas and climb the stage. “It’s fun playing music this way,” said Incaprera. “It’s one of the highlights of my summers still to this day.” The typical concert can include the Hokey-Pokey for kids as well as a parade of flag-carrying children who come up on stage while the national anthem is played. Starting in the 1920’s, the Galveston Beach Band’s free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960’s, the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue as much loved as ever. Now a proudly family evening, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers, and jazz influences. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun, and summer relaxation. The band’s playlist includes music from Broadway shows, movies, and dance bands. Besides mixing the types of music performed, the band also features a singer and draws from its 18-members that form the dance band. This band is a favorite for all ages! Visit galvestonbeachband.org or call (409)7973700 for more info.
• July 13th (8pm): Kevin Galloway • July 17th (8pm): Joshua Ray Walker • July 19th (8:30pm): Dale & Waylon with Kevin Anthony and G-Town opening • July 20th (8pm): Wrecks & Janet Bell “Heroin Cave” CD Release Show • July 26th (8:30pm): Jaimee Harris Band • July 27th (8pm) An Evening with Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines • August 2nd (8pm): Brandon Rhyder with Fate & Melanie opening • August 3rd (8pm): The Sisters Morales • August 10th (8pm): Butch Hancock • August 11th (8pm): Jim Lauderdale with James Steinle opening • August 30th (8pm): Gabe Wooten Songwriters Series • August 31st (8pm): Two Tons of Steel • September 14th (8pm): Lisa Morales Band • September 20th (8pm): Susan Gibson • September 21st (8:30pm): Trout Fishing in America • October 18th (8pm): Mandy Rowden
Concerts & More Music Events
Every Tuesday (8pm): Open Mic with Zak Perry takes place at Sharky’s Tavern, 504 25th St., Downtown Galveston. Come join the fun for a night of drink specials, pizza, and a fun jam. First Thursday (7-10pm): First Thursday Open Acoustic Jam and Vegan Pot Luck - Bring your instruments of choice to the From the HeArt Gallery and let’s get that rhythm flowing. 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. Every Sunday (3-6pm) - Sunday Funday Music on the Albatross Patio - Join the fun on the patio every Sunday for a little live music. There is no cover charge. If the weather is bad, the music will move inside. Albatross is located at 815 21st St., Downtown Galveston.
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Galveston Live Music Gig Guide FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH
23rd Street Station – Clay Howell, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Buckshot Saloon - David Joel, 9-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Rodney Haines, 5-8 Mod - Cheryl Bobbitt, 6-9 Old Quarter – Dollie Barnes, Claire Morales, El lago, 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Poop Deck - Nite Wave, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern - Fish Naked, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Three Doors Down - Bobby Territo, 8-11 Tipsy Turtle - Salty Sounds Band, 6-9 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
23rd Street Station – Thomas Cokinos, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod - Brightwire, 7-9 Nick’s Pool Bar - Nigel Edison , 7-11 Pleasure Pier - Nick & The Groove, 7-10 Poop Deck - Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Saengerfest park - John Evans Band, 7-10 Sharky’s Tavern - Zack Tate, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Shaun Michael, 9-1 Three Doors Down - Kickin It Dixie, 6-9 Tipsy Turtle - Salty Sounds Band, 6-9 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s - Pushwater, 3-7 Yaga’s – Chad Cooke, 10-1 SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH
23rd Street Station – Sean Cowin, 4-8 Albatross – Britney Doyal, 3-6 Blu Boutique - Cheryl Bobbitt, 12-4 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Nick’s Pool Bar - Level One Band , 7-11 Pleasure Pier - Kid Sixx, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Tipsy Turtle - John Miller Band, 6-9 Woody’s - Mark May Band, 3-7 MONDAY, JUNE 10TH
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sealy Pavilion - Galveston Beach band, 7-10 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Symposium Brewpub - Astragal, 7-10 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH
23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Myke Miller, 9-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH
Albatross - DC Karaoke, 9-12 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Maceo Spice & Import - Ryan Guidry, 6-8 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Three Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH
23rd Street Station – Mike & Jayme, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod - Ryan Lester, 6-9 Old Quarter – Ray Cashman & John Egan, 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Kerry Williams & Clayton Adams, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Three Doors Down - Rodney Haines, 8-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – Global Village, 10-1 SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH
23rd Street Station – Mike Suiero, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Blu Boutique - Rodney Haines, 3-7 Galveston Island Brewing - Curse & The Cure, 1-4, InDaSkies, 4:30-7:30 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod Coffeehouse - Paper Sparrow, 7-9 Nick’s Pool Bar - Park Ave,, 7-11 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Sheila Marshall, 9-1 Patricks Bar - Tunnel Vision, 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Yelba, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – The Band Stranded, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tipsy Turtle - Welcome Home, 7-10 Three Doors Down – Keith & Bruce, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s - Opie Hendrix, 3-7 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH
Albatross – Rodney Haines, 3-6
Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Marina Bar & Grill – Salty Sounds Band, 5-8 Nick’s Pool Bar - The Rikkis, 7-11 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Tipsy Turtle - The Feel, 6-9 Woody’s - Mike Stinson Band, 3-7 MONDAY, JUNE 17TH
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 TUESDAY, JUNE 18TH
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19TH
23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Myke Miller, 9-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH
B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Three Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST
23rd Street Station – Kirk Hale, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Midnight Release, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod Coffeehouse - Sergio Trevino, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Doug Strahan, Beth Chrisman, Johnny Dango, 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharkys Tavern - Mr. Kicks, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Three Doors Down – Amy & Me, 7-10 Tipsy Turtle Seaside Bar - Amy N’ Me, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND
23rd Street Station – Dave Thomas, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Flashpoint, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Maceo Spice & Import - Bert Wills, 7-9 Mod - Jahrel Pickens, 7-9 Nick’s Pool Bar - Poison Ivy, 6-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Harbors Over Highways, 8-12 Prohibition Red’s - Salty Sounds, 7-10 Rumors – DJ, 8-12
Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharkys Tavern - Just Us, 9-1 Stuttgarden – Ojos Rojos, 8-12 Three Doors Down – Del Toro Trio, 7-10 Tipsy Turtle Seaside Bar - Stranded, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s - Tyler Stokes, 3-7 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 SUNDAY, JUNE 23RD
Albatross – David Joel, 3-6 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Nick’s Pool Bar - Bare Necessity, 7-11 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Tipsy Turtle - John Miller Band, 6-9 Woody’s - New Clear weapon, 3-7 MONDAY, JUNE 24TH
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 TUESDAY, JUNE 25TH
B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand - Bare Necessity Band, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod Coffee - Lynda Plummer, 7-9 Nick’s Pool Bar - Midnight Release, 7-11 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - gabe Wootton, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern - 301, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tipsy Turtle Seaside Bar - Salty Sounds Band, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s - Shovelhead Runway, 3-7 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH
Albatross – David Richardson, 3-6 B. Jiggers – Secret Party Band, 9-12 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Nick’s Pool Bar - Level One, 7-11 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Tipsy Turtle - Welcome Home, 6-9 Woody’s - DeFrance, 3-7
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 MONDAY, JULY 1ST Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Sealy Pavilion - Galveston Beach band, 7-10 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Pleasure Pier - Party On, 2-6 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH Rum Shack – Sol Flair, 3-7 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 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 TUESDAY, JULY 2ND Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH Sealy Pavilion - Galveston Beach band, 7-10 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Amy Lavere & Will San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sexton, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 23rd Street Station – LU/X, 6-9 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 THURSDAY, JULY 5TH B. Jiggers – Rapture, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 The Grand - Robert Earl Keen, 8pm Mod Coffee - Tommy Lewis, 7-9 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Maceo Spice & Import - Danny Kristensen, 6-8 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 Sharkys Tavern - Kickin It Dixie, 9-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Three Doors Down – James Sturrock, 7-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tipsy Turtle - Micky Hobbs, 6-9 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Heights Funk Collective, 10-1 SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH
23rd Street Station – Jahrel Pickens, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9
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Red Light District Tours of Galveston
Red Light District Tours of Galveston 7pm Wednesday-Saturday $ 25 per person For detailed tour information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.RedLightDistrictToursofGalveston.com or call 409.526.6883. Reservations Required.
Due to mature content, this tour is recommended for adults only. Tour schedule subject to weather.
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