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March 8th, 2019 • Issue 3, Volume 8 Published the First Friday Every Month

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March 8th, 2019 • Issue 3, Volume 8 Published the First Friday Every Month

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» Free Family Fun at Saengerfest Park Begins: “E.T.” & Bare Necessity Kick off the 2019 Season » Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: A Musical and Fun Spring on the Pier » Take a Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum » “Something’s Afoot” on Stage at Island ETC » Galveston Naval Museum: Free Admission in March for All Veterans » At Bryan Museum This Month: Wine, Yoga & History Explored » The Grand 1894 Opera House: Celtic Nights & The Rob Landes Trio on Stage » At Galveston Children’s Museum: Unlock the Power of Play » The Grand Presents The 24th Annual Grand Kids Festival, April 6th » Spring Giving Back Opportunities Abound » Galveston Historical Foundation Events: Spring Break Camps & Elissa Day Sails » At Galveston Island Brewing This Month: Free Yoga Returns and The 2019 Flip Flop Fest » Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Galveston Island » March 9th: 41st Corvette Chevy Expo

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» This Month at Galveston State Park: Spring Insects, Birding, and Mother Nature Explored » Up for a Challenge? Galveston to Host Family Beach Competitions Again on Stewart Beach » A BAHN Break At Schlitterbahn Waterpark » 5K’s, Half & Full Marathons This Spring » At Moody Gardens This Month: Reef Rescue Exhibit, Penguins & More

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» Opening at Galveston Arts Center This Month: “Standard Tan” March 9th with ArtWalk & a Gallery Talk » At G. Lee Gallery This Month: Demonstrations, Exhibits & Workshops plus SWAN Continues » Galveston Art League features artist Gay Paratore in March

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Take a Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum

Free Family Fun at Saengerfest Park Begins:

“E.T.” & Bare Necessity Kick off the 2019 Season

With beautiful weather and longer days, families are spending more and more time outdoors. Saengerfest Park, located in the heart of Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find free family-friendly fun. Saengerfest Park is a small, square park located on the corner of 23rd St. and The Strand in Galveston’s Historic Strand District. Saengerfest Park is known for having a large, playable chess set, a large compass that can be used as a seat, a colorful iconic Galveston wall mural, and 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: • March 16th: “E.T.” (1982) • April 6th: “My Fair Lady” (1964) • May 4th: “A Wrinkle in Time” (2018) • June 1st: “Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (1971) Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier:

A Musical and Fun Spring on the Pier

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, located at 2501 Seawall Blvd., features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, food venues, and retail shops. All events and rides are weather permitting. For more info, tickets, and a full list of events go to pleasurepier.com. Tickets are available for Walk-On only (no rides), Single Rides, All Day Ride Passes, and Weekend Pass for three parks at tickets.pleasurepier.com. Specials

• Weekend Adventure Pass – Three Parks – One pass for $39.99! Enjoy unlimited visits on Friday, Saturday & Sunday to the Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk and Downtown Aquarium Houston. • March 8th-17th: Spring Break Celebration Enjoy unlimited visits during these two weeks to the Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk and Downtown Aquarium Houston with the Spring Break Pass for only $89.99. Live Music on Stage 25 • March 8th: Zach Tate (5-9pm) • March 9th: Bama Breeze (2-6pm), Jake Bush (7-11pm)

• July 6th: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) • 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: • March 9th: Bare Necessity (Rock) • April 13th: Dem Roots (Reggae) • April 27th: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) • May 11th: Sonic Seduction (Radio hits) • June 8th: John Evans Band (Rock, country, blues) • July 13th: Sarah Grace and the Soul (Blues, R&B) • August 10th: Donovan Keith (Soul) • September 14th: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) • October 12th: 30i (Rock) These events are presented by Mitchell Historic Properties and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more info go to galveston. com/saengerfestpark. • March 10th: Lone Star All Stars Trio (6-10pm) • March 11th: Caleb and the Hot Tomato (6-11pm) • March 12th: DJ (1-5pm), Chad Ware (6-10pm) • March 13th: DJ (1-5pm), Big Richard Trio (6-10pm) • March 14th: DJ (1-5pm), Adrian Michael Trio (7-10pm) • March 15th: Jedi Trio (2-6pm), Sofa Kingz (7-10pm), Mr. Cirque Show (3-7pm) • March 16th: High Voltage Rock (2-6pm), Pitch Please (7-11pm), Mr. Cirque Show (3-7pm) • March 17th: Nick and the Grove (2-6pm) • March 23rd: Radio Frequency (5-9pm) • March 24th: Jedi Trio (2-6pm) • March 30th: Nick and the Grove (5-9pm) • March 31st: Blues Grooves (2-6pm) April • April 5th-7th: Landry’s Select Club (LSC) Weekend - LSC members receive buy one get one All Day Ride Pass at regular price ($26.99), and get the 2nd FREE. Must show valid LSC card. • April 11th: Homeschool Day - Homeschooled students are invited to join us for a day of FREE educational thrills. • April 12th-24th: Crawfish Crazy Weekend There will be live Zydeco music and crawfish all weekend. • April 18th-May 31st : Education Days - School groups are invited to a learning adventure. Discover the history and excitement of the Pier in a new way. Advanced registration is required. • April 21st: Easter Celebration - Join for Easter Bunny photos and a Golden Egg Hunt.

Every Saturday, weather permitting, Galveston Railroad Museum, located at 2602 Santa Fe Place, Downtown Galveston, offers train rides for all ages on The Harborside Express. The “Harborside Express” is an open-air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15 minutes long. The train is a standing ride without seats. Boarding for the Harborside Express begins at 11am, with the last train ride departing the depot at 1:45pm. Tickets are $5 in addition to admission to the Museum and must be purchased at the museum or at galvestonrrmuseum.org. Special Spring Break Rides The Harborside Express will be available for weekday rides during Spring Break, March 11-15th (11am-1pm). The last ticket will be sold at 12:45pm.

“Something’s Afoot” on Stage at Island ETC

“Something’s Afoot” will open at Island ETC on Friday, March 15th with performances continuing through April 13th. Every performance of this hysterical musical with book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach and additional music by Ed Linderman is bound to please audience members of all ages. “Something’s Afoot” is a fun-filled musical spoof of British murder mystery novels, particularly “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. It’s a classic tale; set on an English country estate in the mid-1930’s. Ten seemingly unrelated strangers gather in this isolated and what becomes an unreachable mansion. Before long they are killed one by one in mysterious and hilarious ways, and it is up to those left to find the culprit! Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at 8pm. Sunday matinees are March 24th and April 13th at 2:30pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org. Island ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown. For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556. Upcoming performances are: • May 10th-26th: “The Lone Star Love Potion” Disclaimer – “Something’s Afoot” contains no language, nudity, or intense sexual situations.

Galveston Naval Museum:

FREE Admission in March for All Veterans There’s a lot going on at the Galveston Naval Museum this month. When you visit the Galveston Naval Museum, you will be immersed in the National Heritage. Explore these historic WWII vessels on a self-guided tour or with one of the veteran tour guides. Capture the experience as a predator patrolling underwater in the Pacific or as the protector of Allied forces in the North Atlantic. Gain a unique memory of being on the USS Cavalla, a World War II submarine that sank a Japanese aircraft carrier involved in the Pearl Harbor attacks; or the USS Stewart, the only Edsall-class destroyer escort preserved in the United States. Spring Break Camps The American Undersea Warfare Center offers Spring Break Day Camps March 11-15th, 9am4pm, for Junior Sailors! During each camp, young “Swabbies” age 7-11, and “Salties” age 12-17, will have fun while learning about a variety of STEM and naval topics. They use Texas Education Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) as well as Naval STEM education guidance as a basis for activities, including focused curricula for rank advancement in scouting. Topics and hands-on activities include tours and history of the museum’s WWII ships, “What is Fog & Why Things Rust,” building a compass and periscope, signal flags, leadership and fitness, and building and racing your own ship, to name a few. Tickets are $150 for camp lasting all week from 9am-4pm. Day Camp tickets are $35 per day. Sign up at galvestonnavalmuseum.com. FREE Admission During March for Veterans and Active Military Also at the museum, there will be FREE admission to veterans and active military all of March! This is part of the Galveston Naval Museum celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the USS Cavalla’s commissioning, which took place on a leap year, February 29, 1944, giving her the nickname, “Lucky Lady.” The USS Cavalla (SS-244) a Gato Class Submarine, is best known for sinking the Japanese aircraft carrier, S​ haakaku, a veteran of the Pearl Harbor attack. Join in celebrating this mighty vessel, and honoring all of the brave service men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. The Galveston Naval Museum is located at 100 Seawolf Blvd., Galveston. For more info go to galvestonnavalmuseum.com or call (409)770-3196.

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At Bryan Museum This Month:

Wine, Yoga & History Explored

MONDAY-SATURDAY 11AM-5PM

The Bryan Museum is located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St. Set in an exquisite Renaissance Revival-style building surrounded by beautiful landscaping in a historic neighborhood, The Bryan Museum is an oasis in the heart of Galveston. Regular tours are a great introduction to the Museum. You will be guided through all of the permanent galleries where you will learn about the history of the West, the collection, and the historic building. Tours are given (no reservations needed) at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Tours are included in the price of the museum admission at no additional cost. Tickets are $14 for adults, $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 Wednesday (6pm): Yoga After Dark - Take a few minutes to intentionally breathe, stretch, and regain your sanity. Even if your downward dog isn’t a work of art, you’ll be surrounded by masterpieces during evening yoga at The Bryan Museum. Sessions occur in the grand library and provide exclusive nighttime access to the beautiful building after the property has been closed to the public. Join for a 60-minute vinyasa flow. Beginners are welcome. Registration is required. Please bring your own yoga mat. There is a suggested $10 donation, payable on site. Every Thursday (3-6pm) and Sunday (9am-1pm): Galveston’s Own Farmers Market - Founded in 2012, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor market hosted at the Museum that provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheesemakers, and specialty food producers.

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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. Celtic Nights: “Oceans of Hope” Saturday, March 9th (8pm)

“Oceans of Hope – The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors” captures the very essence of Irish history. Through music, song, and dance, audiences experience the struggles and dreams of a people fighting for liberty, freedom, dignity, and above all, family. “Oceans of Hope” is not only about the past but also the present and the glorious future. It’s the story of America, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; a story of a people moving across oceans from all nations in hopes for a better and brighter future. Tickets are $25-$85. This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts. The Rob Landes Trio Revisits the Music of WWII Sunday, March 24th (4pm)

Relive the Big Band sounds that kept this nation’s spirit alive through one of the toughest wars in our history. This trip down memory lane is filled with stories and the subtle piano tunes of the day. Rob not only is a consummate musician but a storyteller who weaves words and music together in his own special style. The Rob Landes Trio will inspire and charm you with the memorable music of our past. Tickets are $20. Pink Martini Friday, April 12th (8pm)

Pink Martini’s cheeky name is no accident. It speaks to the fizzy spirit and breezy sophistication that this 11-member orchestra, decked out in natty suits and colorful dresses, brings to its musicmaking. Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North and South America, Mixing original songs and classic hits, the popular ensemble revels in a hybrid, throwback style that mixes pop, jazz, classical, and world music. Tickets are $35-$88.

March 14th, 21st, 28th (Second, Third, and Fourth Thursday, 3-6pm): Wine at The Bryan - In conjunction with Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, you can join the fun for a relaxing time and conversation with friends, family, and Museum staff. Wine, beer, and complimentary bar snacks will be served inside the Museum Shop. Please enter from the Guest Parking lot behind the Museum. March 7th (5-7pm): After Hours in the Museum - Don’t miss Randy McDonald’s intriguing presentation featuring the “Printed Broadside, Hood’s Texas Brigade: Calcasieu: the 1st, 4th, 5th, Texas and 18th Georgia, Hampton Legion.” This discussion will reveal interesting details about how these recruiting posters appealed to the patriotism of young men in Texas. Enjoy beverages available for purchase. Also, Jack Evins will examine Elisabet Ney’s “Portrait of Lilley Haynie” and the artist’s impact on the Texas art scene. This is free to attend. March 16th (4-6pm): Jean Lafitte: Legends of Galveston’s Privateer - Join Dr. Stephen Curley, featured Jean Lafitte expert on the History Channel, to explore the life of one of the most successful pirates and privateers of the early 19th century. Learn about Lafitte’s impact on popular culture, including images, relics, and music. This is free to attend but RSVP’s are requested. On Exhibit Through April 11th: Maxfield Parrish: The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Murals - This exhibition at The Bryan Museum in Galveston combines wealth, beauty, and high-stakes art theft. In 1912, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, heiress, scion, and founder of Manhattan’s Whitney Museum, commissioned American artist Maxfield Parrish to create a set of murals for her Long Island mansion’s art studio. Nearly ninety years later, two of the nine murals were stolen in a daring and sophisticated robbery. Thieves entered a West Hollywood art gallery through the roof, disabled motion sensors, and alarms, and cut two of the paintings from their frames. The two murals are still missing and the heist is on the FBI’s list of Top Ten International Art Crimes. The Bryan Museum’s exhibition is your only opportunity to see all nine murals together, at least in spirit - prints of the two missing murals will be on display. These murals are arguably the finest works Parrish ever created. Originally installed in the reception room of Whitney’s art studio, the large-scale paintings were created from 1914 to 1918. Parrish’s paintings convey a sense of magic through their imagined and idealized neo-classical imagery. Parrish’s popularity was staggering, with one in four American homes displaying his art during the first half of the 20th century. Jerry Jeff Walker

Saturday, April 20th (8pm)

The combination of sensitivity and vulnerability, road-worn adventure, and folk singer defiance that Jerry Jeff Walker has brought to Texas music is legendary. As he celebrates his 76th birthday and the 50th anniversary of “Mr. Bojangles,” his greatest musical milestone, Jerry Jeff is a little beat up but still ridin’ high. He is a weathered titan out of a Larry McMurtry novel, the “Sam the Lion” of Texas music. Get ready for a memorable evening, filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun! Tickets are $75$110. Other upcoming performances are: • Saturday, April 27th (3pm and 8pm): “Spamalot” • May 4th (8pm): Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour • Thursday, June 13th (8pm): “Kinky Boots” March 13th:

A City Wide Ghost Hunt

Join the Historic Downtown District Ghost Hunt, where you can hear ghost stories and investigate more than just the Strand. Bring any ghost hunting equipment you would like to use and wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes for walking as you prowl quietly together through the public areas of the Historic Strand District. You will be having dinner at Prohibition Red’s for the conclusion of the ghost hunt, where you will enjoy their fantastic Ole Fashioned Burger and fries. Vegetarian burgers are available upon request. Meet at the Proletariat at 2221 Market St., Downtown Galveston. Check-in starts at 10pm with the investigation beginning at 11pm. Tickets are available at lanternlightgalveston.com. March 15th-16th :

Holy Parish St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Come out for Fish Fry (March 15th, 4-8pm), Stations of the Cross (5pm), and Bingo (6:30-8pm) at Holy Family Catholic School, 2601 Avenue N, Galveston. On March 16th, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival (11am-6:00pm) will be held at St. Patrick’s Church at 34th and Broadway. This is free to attend. For more info find them on Facebook.


At Galveston Children’s Museum:

Unlock the Power of Play

The Galveston Children’s Museum is an Island resource that attracts families and serves the community with fun for children in all areas of education, and offers self-directed activities promoting science, literacy, math, and the arts. It showcases dynamic exhibits targeting a primary focus group of children ages 2-10 and conducts special programming for children of all ages. Exhibits are “Our Town,” “Kid’s Clinic,” “Building Zone,” “A Stroke of Genius,” “Tinker Workshop,” “Explore & Discover,” “Now Starring You,” and “A Room to Grow.” The Galveston Children’s Museum is located at 2618 Broadway St., Galveston. They are open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. For more info go to galvestoncm.org or call (409)572-2544. Upcoming events are: March 9th (9:30am-12:30pm): Turtle Island Restoration Encounter - Come out for the fun as part of the DaVinci Lecture Series to make t-shirt bags and to teach the kids about the effects of plastic on our environment. March 14th, April 11th (4-7 pm): Free Family Fun Night - The monthly Free Family Night will be a night of fun for the whole family! Visitors will gain FREE admission 4-7pm. There will be a variety of free activities available. Spring Break Camps There’s lots of fun at the Children’s Museum this spring break! These camps are recommended for ages 4 -6 and 7-10 years of age. Tickets are $25. Camps are: March 12th or 13th (9am-12 noon): Mini Bots Rule! Start with a basic design, then let your imagination morph your bot into your signature design. Then begins the mystery! Choose your

bag of somewhat random materials and make the bot happen. March 11th, 13th, 15th (9am-12 noon): Crazy Chemistry - Have your safety goggles ready to go as you investigate the chemistry of the world around us. What do air, M&M candies, crystals and lemon juice have in common? That will be just one of the puzzles to be answered. April 13th (5-8:30pm)

Fairytale Ball: “Once Upon a Time...Under the Sea” 2019

“Once upon a time…Under the Sea” is a mysterious and enchanting place and it is also the theme of the Galveston Children’s Museum 2019 Fairytale Ball! On Saturday, April 13th the 2019 Fairytale Ball will bring the Sea King, his Little Mermaid, and her Prince to life for an evening of festivities that includes special activities for both adult and child. From 5-9:30pm, the grounds of the beautiful Moody Mansion will come alive with the sights and sounds of the sea. The mermaid sisters will keep a watchful eye on the children while parents retreat to the castle to enjoy a grown-up party with delicious food and drink. Back again is the exclusive ‘Tween Ball full of surprises for ages 10 and up. Space is limited for the ‘Tween Ball, so sponsor today to ensure a spot. Rounding out the evening will be the traditional family dance where parents and kids reunite to dance away the remainder of the evening. Tickets are on sale now at galvestoncm.org and are $25-$100. Sponsorships are available.

The Grand Presents The 24th Annual Grand Kids Festival, April 6th The 24th Annual Grand Kids Festival, celebrating children, families, and folk art, is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, 10am-5pm. Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this one-of-a-kind, free family event will take place in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District on Postoffice Street between 20th and 23rd streets. Held as an event to engage families in the arts, the Festival includes a multitude of activities for the young and the young at heart. What you can expect at the festival: three outdoor stages, an indoor stage (inside the historic Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street), a storytelling tent, a petting zoo, inflatables, a variety of food and beverage booths, and over 40 activity booths – all filling the festival area! New to the festival this year is Grammy-winning blues artist, Mr. Blue Shoes - Michael Dyson. His highly engaging, multi-sensory live music experience combines blues music, oral history and life lessons, designed to inspire all ages about music and learning. This year you can find a wire sculptor providing a first-hand experience, enabling festival goers to create his or her own wire masterpiece. The festival is also excited to showcase the Crescent Circus acrobatics team from New Orleans and Circus Chicken Dog from Austin, Texas - two groups you will not want to miss. This year’s festival will feature two performances of Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Snow Queen,” on stage at The Grand, as well as family-friendly performances by student choirs, dance groups, bands, musicians, and professional family entertainment - including singer/author Uncle Tom’s Fun Band, storytellers Sue Kuentz and “Singing Zoologist” Lucas Miller, puppeteer Dru Woods, and Margaret Clauder as Sailor Maggie. Sponsors for the 2019 Festival (to date) include: Jamail Galveston Foundation, Kathrine McGovern, The Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, Ippolito Charitable Foundation, Houston Family Magazine, CenterPoint Energy, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston, as well as many friends of the festival and in-kind donors. For more info, visit grandkidsfestival.com, or call (800)821-1894 or (409)765-1894.

Spring Giving Back Opportunities Abound This spring, you can make a difference in a variety of ways. Check out these upcoming events: Lemonade Day Preparations Begin May 4th (all day): Lemonade Day will take place and with that in mind, it’s time to start preparing and planning. April 27th (10am-1pm); Build a Stand, Spark a Dream, and Best Lemonade Tasting Contest As part of Galveston Lemonade Day preparations, come out to Village Hardware, 6627 Stewart Rd., Galveston and “Build a Stand.” Kits will be available for registered young entrepreneurs to purchase for $19.99. Volunteers will be on site to assist youth in assembling their stand. For more info contact Gina Spagnola at gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com or call (409)763-5326. More Good Causes March 29th (11am-2pm): 2019 Runway of Hope “Sand to Pearls” Style Show & Luncheon Honoring Gina Spagnola - Presented by the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, this will be held in the ballroom at the beautiful San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center at 5222 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston. This fun and exciting event includes a runway-style show featuring fashions from Treasure Trove Ladies Boutique in Galveston, a silent auction, and the Closet of Hope where new and gently used top fashions will be available for sale at a fraction of normal retail price. Proceeds will inspire hope in the lives of men, women, and children in the local community through the many programs of The Salvation Army. This much-anticipated event is sure to be a sellout. Make your reservation by going to salvationarmygalvestoncounty.org/ womens-auxiliary for more details. Tickets are $100-$120.

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Red Light District T O U R S

Red Light District Tours of Galveston Starting March 8th Wednesday-Saturday at 7pm $ 25 per person For detailed tour information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.RedLightDistrictToursofGalveston.com or call 409.526.6883.

Additional tours offered during Spring Break!

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Galveston Historical Foundation Events:

Spring Break Camps & Elissa Day Sails Bishop’s Palace Tours The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J. Available Daily (11am-5pm): Bishop’s Palace Audio Tours - Powered by Acoustiguide, this Audio Tour allows visitors to see historical images not seen by previous tours on a handheld high-resolution screen. Tickets are $6-$11. March 9th, 23rd, April 6th, 20th (11am-12:30pm): Basement to Attic Tour - Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive thirdfloor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. April 19th (7pm), May 18th, September 13th (8pm): Full Moon Tours - Experience Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light, the moonlight, on their upcoming Full Moon Tour. This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this architectural gem takes on a completely different look in the moonlight. Other Events March 9th and 23rd (10:30am): 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 and also tells the story of a rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. Tickets are $20. Seaport Spring Break Camps - Join the Texas Seaport Museum this March for a Spring Break workshop series! You will be setting sails aboard ELISSA, putting ships in bottles, and looking out for a lighthouse. Classes are free with general admission to the Texas Seaport Museum and held dockside unless otherwise noted. Classes are limited to 20 people and begin at 2pm and last approximately one hour at most. March 12th, Ships Figureheads will be held; March 13th, Set a Sail will take place; March 14th, will be Lighthouse Project; and March 15th, Set a Sail will take place. Host an Artist: Galveston Historic Homes Tour - As part of the 45th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour, GHF will play host to the Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest 2019 painting competition and show. This annual event will showcase 44 of the best plein air artists from all over the United States from May 5th-12th as they interpret the historic city and capture the essence of Galveston in their artwork. An exhibition of the artwork will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the historic 1859 Ashton Villa Estate. The “Host an Artist” program is a wonderful opportunity to help support the event, the art community, and to give the artist a warm Galveston reception. March 22nd (6pm): Market Street Social with Drew Kennedy - You’re invited to join #galvestonhistory for a night of Market Street love featuring live music from acclaimed singer-songwriter Drew Kennedy and numerous Market Street pop-ups. Held in the 1904 GH&H Railroad Depot, guests will be able to purchase

specially selected craft beer offerings, a curated menu of cocktails from DTO Galveston, and incredible food options from Gypsy Joynt and Maceo’s - all showcasing some of the amazing food and drinks available in this rapidly developing area of Galveston Island. Tickets are $10 and available at eventbrite.com. April 4th-5th (10am) and April 6th (1pm): 2019 Daysails of Elissa Prepare for a one of a kind outdoor adventure aboard the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA! As a sail training student, participants will experience what life was like as a 19th-century sailor. The program includes both hands-on and lecture learning, focusing on setting sails and maneuvering the 141-year-old ship through the Gulf of Mexico. Come on this journey through the past and experience your own piece of history. View full information at eventbrite.com/e/2019-elissa-daysails-tickets-51880007499. Tickets are $200-$300. This is for ages 10 and older. This is a 6-hour sail. April 6th (6pm): Plankowners’ Sailabration - Join in the celebration of the Official Tall Ship of Texas at this year’s Plankowners’ Sailabration! This annual fundraising event features hors-d’oeuvres, craft beer, wine, a buffet dinner, auctions and more! 100% of the proceeds benefit ELISSA and the many educational and training programs of the Texas Seaport Museum. The Plankowners’ Sailabration also offers the public the opportunity to join the Plankowners’ II Syndicate. By joining ELISSA’s Plankowners’ II Syndicate with the purchase of a plank, you can earn your place in the history of the ship. A limited number of combo tickets are available for sailing onboard the 1877 ELISSA and RSVP to the 2019 Plankowners’ Party. Visit eventbrite.com/e/2019-elissa-daysails-tickets-51880007499 for more information on those tickets. Tickets to the party only are $100; Sailing & Party tickets are $200$300. You can “Buy a Plank” for $500-$700. Tickets are available at galvestonhistory.org. May 4th-5th, 11th-12th: Galveston’s Historic Homes Tour Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small, and everything in between, the 2019 tour will have something for everyone! More details to come, keep an eye on galvestonhistory.org.

Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Galveston Island

Although strolling along the Seawall and lounging on a sandy beach are some of the best ways to enjoy Galveston’s coastal charm, there are more adventurous ways to take it all in. Watch the ocean tides roll on the shore and enjoy a spectacular view of the Seawall, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and other hotspots from the cockpit of a helicopter during a flight with Galveston Helicopter Tours. Take your pick from four different tours, each of which provides a unique way to explore the island. To reserve your spot, go to galvestonhelicopters.com. Rates start at $35 per person! Looking for your next rush of adrenaline? Try leaping out of an airplane 14,000 feet above Galveston with Skydive Galveston. Freefall at 120 miles per hour as you admire a view of miles of coastline before landing right on the beach. Every dive is accompanied by a seasoned skydiver, so don’t worry if you’re a first-timer trying to cross this off of your bucket list. For more info, rates and schedules, go to skydivegalveston.com.

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At Galveston Island Brewing This Month:

Free Yoga Returns and The 2019 Flip Flop Fest March 9th

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-12 midnight, Saturday 12 noon-12 midnight, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000 or go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston. Events Every Sunday (1-4pm) - Sunday Hootenanny Open Acoustic Jam 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. March 9th: Flip Flop Fest - Join GIB for the release of their spring seasonal, Flip Flop Pale Lager. There will be live music from Dem, Ojos Rojos, and The High Mile, Bayou City Eats Food Truck, games and specialty beer releases. March 16th (2-5pm): Brandon McDermott Band “Do Good” Fundraiser benefiting UTMB out of town patients needing no-cost temporary housing while undergoing lengthy treatments. Have a cold drink, eat from the food trucks, buy raffle tickets for a chance to win some cool prizes, play some games, all the while listening to a live band! Do something good while doing something fun! To donate go to gofundme.com/sfbf8xwg. April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, August 3rd (12 noon): Yoga at the Brewery - Swing into the brewery on the first Saturday of the month and enjoy a free yoga class brought to you by Melody Van Kay from Island Salt Air Hot Yoga. Sip on a pint, or save your taste buds for after class, as you flow through a 45 minute Vinyasa yoga class. Free of charge. All levels welcome. May 4th (8am): Galveston Island Brewing Co. 5K Beer Run Come out for this fun event benefiting Galveston Island Humane Society. This is event #3 in the Run in Texas 5K 6-Pack Series. un a well supported, well staffed 5K on a fast and flat course on the Seawall beside the Gulf of Mexico. There will be a post race party with food trucks, and four 8-ounce beer tastings in finisher glass is included. To register go to runintexas.com. Early registration is until April 4th. Please direct all questions to info@runintexas.com. March 9th (9-6pm)

41st Corvette Chevy Expo

The Corvette Chevy Expo will be celebrating its 41st anniversary. This all-Chevrolet event features world-class show cars indoors and also the new outdoor Show ‘N Shine for both Saturday and Sunday. Major national vendors from across the county will be available offering free shipping and discounts. Al Knoch Interiors will be doing on-site convertible top installations, as well as interior installations. Check out the cars for sale, craft show, and food court. Meet the celebrities from the In WheelTime Radio show, which will be broadcasting live from the Expo on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the children can participate in the Youth Judging Program sponsored by Hagerty Insurance. Make sure you stop by the Mecum Auction Mobile Experience Semi and take advantage of their specials. The event is full of awards and is open to all Chevy models. The Corvette Chevy Expo is held at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Seawall Blvd. There is free parking in the parking garage which is located underneath the Convention Center. This is a “Vette Vues Magazine Production.” Sponsors are Lonestar Caliper Co., Van Steel Corvette, and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Visit corvettechevyexpo.com or call (386)775-2512 for more info.

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Outdoors This Month at Galveston State Park:

Spring Insects Explorations

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. March 9th (10-11am): Beachcombing 101 Treasures await you at the water’s edge! Stretch your legs and join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop and collecting expedition. Winter is the best time for beachcombing, but dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet. March 9th, 16th (3:30-4:30pm): Bay Tower Hike - Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below at this hike! You will be casting nets, getting your hands muddy, and tasting edible plants of Galveston Bay on your way to an observation tower. March 9th (1:30pm): Birding 101 - This class is a relaxed, island-style birding introduction for families. Come to a brief birding orientation and hike to discover some of the great wildlife observation opportunities on Galveston Island. Binoculars, scope, and lots of information available to everyone. March 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (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. March 16th, 30th, April 6th, 13th, 20th (1-2pm): Insect Safari - Do you know what a bug is? What types of insects and arachnids live in this island habitat? Grab a bug net and head to the field in search of bug-eyed, six-legged critters from butterflies to grasshoppers. This fun-filled catchstudy-release program is perfect for children of all ages with a fascination with the world of insects. March 17th, 24th, 31st, April 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. April 13th, 20th, 21st (2;30-3:30pm): Edible Insect Hike - Have you ever eaten a bug...on purpose? Are you ready to ramp up the “ick” factor and expand your epicurean boundaries? This is a family-friendly, informative, edible insect program which explores a short prairie trail and allows participants to enjoy some high-quality food along the path. Over 2 billion people worldwide delight in a diet of insects, so why haven’t you considered it? Join Ranger Lisa at the Nature Center before heading out to survey the prairie for insect friends, and taste some spicy antennae, a crunchy leg, or twitching member of the phylum Arthropoda.

Up for a Challenge?

Galveston to Host Family Beach Competitions

Family fun is taking on a new meaning this spring and summer at Stewart Beach, located at 6th Street and Seawall Blvd., Galveston, with friendly competitions between families. The challenge will transform a portion of Stewart Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course includes 14 stations for kids and adults with eight new stations this year, including a bean bag game, a life-size battleship game, limbo, volley balloon, “beam” bag, giant Connect Four and more. The event is free, and participants will have a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift card plus tickets to popular Galveston attractions. Family Beach Challenges are free and will take place on March 17th 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.

5K’s, Half & Full Marathons This Spring

March 9th: Causeway FunD Run/Walk - Ever thought of taking in the view standing on top of the Galveston Causeway? Then you will want to be a part of this run. Proceeds raised at the SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk benefit School of Health Professions (SHP) student scholarships. Your participation represents a powerful investment in the future of health care for our region and state. This starts at the Galveston County Daily News Building parking lot. To register go to shp.utmb.edu/ fundrun. April 6th: Wicked Wine Run - Race through the beautiful and scenic Haak Vineyard & Winery, Santa Fe, Texas. The start time for the 5K Wicked Run is 5:30pm and the 1K Wicked Tasting Walk begins at 7pm. 5K participants are required to finish in one hour or less. Register at wickedwinerun.com. April 6th: IronKids Galveston - The IronKids Fun Run offers young athletes the opportunity to feel the excitement of “competition,” without the pressure of a competitive race. At IronKids, it’s all about the community, fun and future. This

year, they have added in the Diaper Dot Dash and Toddler Dot Trot to allow even our youngest athletes a chance to share in the fun. To register go to active.com. April 7th: Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas - This flat, fast course runs along southern Texas’ Gulf of Mexico coastline. This is a qualifier run. To register go to ironman.com. April 13th: Gritty Goddess Womens 5K - Gather your fellow goddesses for an event that’s all about women and women ONLY. This is non-competitive, so you can take your sweet time, have fun, and enjoy every moment with your bosom buddies. Register at grittygoddess.com. April 27th: Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne 5K - Lace up your kicks and raise your little finger, it’s time to toast the 3rd Annual Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne Fun Run! This morning race takes you through the beautiful scenery of Galveston Island. Starting & finishing at Beerfoot Brewery on Galveston’s quaint island Seawall, this 5K Fun Run will feature an easy route with a celebratory champagne drink at the finish line. To register go to eventbrite.com. April 28th: Divas Half Marathon & 5K - This scenic course will begin and finish at Moody Gardens. Runners will experience the Seawall’s long beaches, historic piers, and some angry waves hitting the rocks just beneath the beachwalk! Along the way, runners will enjoy our “Diva stations,” including the famous Boa and Tiara station. Register at runlikeadiva.com.

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com. Palm Beach is closed for the season and will reopen in May 2019. Events are: Reef Rescue Virtual Reality Experience Now Open Reef Rescue is an interactive high-capacity virtual reality (HCVR) experience that is opening just in time for Spring Break. Guests can take a virtual dive into a beautiful 360° coral reef environment. Remotely piloting their own R.O.V.E.R. (Remotely Operated Vehicles for Exploring Reefs), their mission is to help restore the undersea home of the fish that live at The Great Barrier Reef. Admission is $7 per guest and $1 from every ticket sold will go toward conservation efforts. March 9th-17th (Spring Break): Penguin Encounter - The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit. Tickets are Monday-Friday $55 per person, and Saturday-Sunday $75 per person. Every Saturday-Sunday (1:30pm): Great River Otter Experience - Join an otter biologist as they take you behind the scenes of the otter exhibit for the rare opportunity to meet our Giant River

Otters. Tickets are $75 per person. Reservations must be made two days before encounter. Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95). Senior Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday - Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid. Every Wednesday (10am10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens - Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all of our exhibits for half-off per person. Daily (2pm): Colonel Paddlewheel Boat - Live the high-life on an hour-long cruise aboard a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. Dinner and private cruises are available for groups of 65 or more. Cruise times subject to change due to weather conditions. Please call (409)683-4200 to check schedule status. Dinner Cruises Aboard Colonel Paddlewheel Boat - Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, dancing and cash bar. Boarding begins at 7pm and cruise departs at 8pm. Cost is $65 per person and $55 for kids ages 4-12. Reservations are required by Wednesday prior to the scheduled cruise date at (409)683-4419. Go to moodygardens.com for scheduled dinner cruises.

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a large collection of water slides, wave rivers, and water coasters. There are also longer, more thrilling slides, and zip lining. Schlitterbahn Waterpark is currently open Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm. They will be open daily 10am-5pm March 9th-17th. Take a BAHN BREAK this Spring Break at Schlitterbahn Waterparks Schlitterbahn Indoor Waterpark Galveston is a great destination for Spring Break as they heat up the Wasserfest section of the park to deliver the most Spring Break fun. The indoor waterpark was awarded the Golden Ticket for World’s Best Indoor Waterpark for the last eight years in a row. During Spring Break, this part of the park is home to the Boogie Bahn surf ride, four tubing slides, a tidal wave river, three-speed slides, two areas for kids, a wave lagoon, a heated pool with a swim-up refreshment bar, and more. This is a great family-friendly venue guaranteed to make memories. Tickets range from $21 and up and are available at schlitterbahn.com/galveston.

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Galveston’s Own Farmers Market:

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Where The Locals Eat:

Gino’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria By Terry Card

When tourists indulge in conversations, whether it is while shopping, or talking to a local in a bar, one of their questions often is – “where is a good place to eat?” Why? Because they know that if a local frequents a restaurant or café, the chances are higher that it will be an enjoyable experience. What is it that separates the locations where the locals eat from the rest of the establishments? One factor is that usually it is locally-owned and not part of a big chain. Another factor may be that the food is excellent and so is the service. But there is something else – something unique that really separates it from the crowd. In the case of Gino’s – it is the atmosphere. The warmth is strikingly evident even from outside, especially at night when the soft lights strung around each window, create an inviting feeling which makes you want to spend time inside enjoying great Italian food. And the feeling does not end outside. The owners, Luciano and Emanuele Minardi, and Emanuele’s sister Josie Walker, do not just provide friendly service, their customers are family. This is not surprising for those who know people from the old world. Restaurants and cafés are gathering places for friends and family to enjoy a meal and a drink. Conviviality reigns in small cities, towns and villages, when people finish work, and want to relax. For Luciano Minardi, who owned a bakery in Gela, a city of about 75,000 people on the beaches of southwestern Sicily, the progression from the island of Sicily to Galveston Island with its population of 50,000 surrounded by beaches, was a move that made him feel comfortable. Island time is more laid back, no matter where you live in the world. Once here, Luciano went back to what he knew – baking. In February 1975, he opened a bakery at 45th and Avenue S. The building the family rented was a 2500 square foot shell in which they had to install all the flooring, walls and ceiling, after adding electrical service, lighting and plumbing. Then, all the baking equipment had to be added and coordinated with the other kitchen facilities. While he worked to establish the bakery, his family was integrating into their new life in Galveston. Both his son and daughter went to Ball High. During high school and after graduating, both Emanuele and Josie helped their father in the bakery. Their business provided baked goods to markets like Arlan’s and many other restaurants, which then led in 1980 to adding sandwiches and then pizzas. Five years after opening the bakery, it was expanded to include a full pizzeria. Finally, in 2011, the opportunity to own their own building presented itself, and they moved their business from the rented building to their current building at 6124 Stewart Road on the northwest corner of Stewart Road and Grover Avenue, one block west of 61st. With the move, they decided to establish a full restaurant and pizzeria. The bakery was not included, since their customer base had been shrinking through competition from the big players like Wal-Mart, Kroger’s and Randall’s - conglomerates that had added baking sections to their stores over time. Instead, they concentrated on creating a restaurant that combined the flavor and warmth of the old world with the relaxed atmosphere of Galveston. Aside from feeling like you are part of the family, guests are treated to sizeable portions of great Italian food at good prices. Beer, wine, soft drinks, milk and iced tea are available to complete the meal. 14 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com

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One of the owners is always there, the restaurant now being run essentially by Emanuele and Josie, but Papa frequently drops by to look in upon his two siblings, their restaurant, and to talk to the many patrons who are like his extended family. In other words, the family is there for their guests. There is no intermediary, who may not really care. They look after the restaurant personally. The majority of the patrons are local, but on average there is a surprising mix of tourists. About 30% of the guests on average, through word of mouth, have learned about Gino’s. All the pasta is homemade and the variety available is staggering. As well, their meals include six kinds of veal dinners, nine kinds of chicken, and five different shrimp dinners. They have a number of combo plates, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. The list of desserts, which includes many old world recipes, will make your mouth water, even after a full meal. A different lunch menu at reduced prices is available 11am-3pm Monday through Friday. Pizza and dinners are delivered in town for free. They deliver as far away as Jamaica Beach and Sea Isle. For these locations, a delivery charge is added. Gino’s is open every day except Tuesday 11am-10pm. Call (409)762-6481 for delivery or other inquiries. Foodie Events Through March 12th (7am-7pm): Eat Pancakes for a Cause & IHOP Free Pancake Day - Join the fun at IHOP, 5224 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. Through IHOP Free Pancake Day on March 12th, select IHOP locations across the country will sell Shriners Hospital for Children® wall icons for $1 and $5 each. All proceeds go to providing medical treatment for patients nationwide. March 13th, 14th, April 10th, 11th (6pm): Ghost Tour and Dinner at Hotel Galvez - Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers a monthly “Dinner with the Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour and dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. For reservations, call (409)765-7721. Upcoming Foodie Festivals • April 26th-27th: Galveston Food & Wine Festival • May 10th-12th: Texas Crab Festival, Crystal Beach • May 10th-11th: 22nd Annual Yaga’s Children’s Fund Wild Game Cook-Off • July 13th: Old Smokey Throwdown VII

Every Thursday 3-7pm and Sunday 8am-1pm, 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! And don’t forget - you don’t have to travel far to help keep our planet green. Bring all of your rinsed and clean plastic, paper, glass and cardboard to GOFM market every Sunday and Thursday to our designated recycling bins! 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. Every Sunday (10am): Yoga Classes - There are yoga classes available every Sunday at the market. These classes are led by local yoga teachers. All classes are free to attend and anyone is welcome to participate. March 3rd (9am-1pm): “Lettuce” Celebrate Happy Birthday at Bryan Museum - Help GOFM mark the one year anniversary of moving their weekly markets to The Bryan Museum - Galveston! They want to celebrate in style

The 9th Annual Rotary Crawfish Boil Is Set

For the past 106 years, the Rotary Club of Galveston has subscribed to the motto “Service Above Self.” And again this year, to raise monies that will directly benefit the Galveston community’s many vital humanitarian and educational projects and programs, the Club will host its 9th Annual Rotary Club of Galveston Crawfish Boil on Sunday, April 14th. Presented by the Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund, this fun, family event will take place at Moody Gardens 12 noon-4pm under the Big White Tent behind the Discovery Pyramid. The Lighthouse Charity Cooking Team will be back - under the direction of Scott Gordon and his talented crew - preparing a superb plate of Cajunspicy crawfish, potatoes, onions and fresh corn on the cob. Also again this year, attendees can opt for specially-seasoned hot, boiled shrimp if preferred. Other popular options to round the menu include Lighthouse Dogs and barbeque beefstuffed potato. Beverages will include ice-cold beer, soft drinks, and bottled water. Crawfish or Shrimp plate tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at galvestonchamber.com or by calling the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce at (409)763-5326. There is no admission charge to attend. For the past eight years, attendees have enjoyed live Zydeco music, and rest assured this tradition will continue as the very popular Mustang and his Two-Steppin’ Zydeco Band will return by popular demand and perform throughout the afternoon. Another crowd favorite at this fun family event is the Zydeco Dance Contest, and the competition will culminate with the crowning of the festival’s Zydeco Dance King or Dance Queen. In addition to being “crowned,” valuable prizes will be awarded to the winning King or Queen, as well as to winners in each category. The “Children’s Crawfish Eating Contest,” great

with you. GOFM’s relocation has been a boon for all, and they don’t want the anniversary to pass by without much merriment, fun activities and giveaways. There will be free massage with Galveston Sports Massage, a Kids Corner with Nia Cultural Center, Inc., recycling games and info with Keepin’ It Green, a Gratitude Garland, and free potted Mexican Oleanders to the first 20 customers. At 11am, there will be a ribbon-cutting with Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, and live music with Dem. March 10th, April 7th, May 5th (9am-12 noon): Adopt a Friend - GOFM is happy to announce a new GOFM partnership with the wonderful folks (and critters) from Galveston Island Humane Society! Every 1st Sunday, GIHS is offering $25 adoptions at market and a selection of pets to cuddle. All pets are fixed, vaccinated, microchipped, & ready to go to their forever home with you. There are dogs, cats and the occasional surprise pet! March 10th, 21st (9am-12 noon): The Friends of Rosenberg Library Book Sale & Give-Away takes place. Come to peruse the books or just get a free kids’ book to take home. The Friends curate special selections each month of nature, cooking, and science-related books, and you’ll also find plenty of fiction, children’s literature, and general book goodness. March 19th, April 16th (12 noon): Learn to Cook with WIC - This free cooking class is led by Chef Mary Bass. Students can eat a fresh meal for lunch, gain cooking knowledge, and create a recipe based on average monthly WIC benefits. RSVP to (409)938-7221. Children and babies are welcome. raffles, the popular “Mud Bug Bounce” (aka Moon Walk), and more will round out the afternoon’s activities for families and their children. “Proceeds generated from this fundraising event (as well as monies raised from the Club’s upcoming 42nd annual Rotary Chili Supper held in November), will be distributed through the Rotary Club of Galveston’s Galveston Rotary Foundation, Inc. to in turn be distributed to Galveston organizations dedicated to improving our local community’s health, education and welfare,” noted Crawfish Boil Chair Scott Livanec. For additional information about the event, contact Rotary Club of Galveston’s Executive Secretary, Ulli Budelmann, at (409)939-1224.

From Macaron Magic to Tasty Tamales At The Kitchen Chick

The Kitchen Chick, Downtown Galveston’s charming boutique kitchen shop, offers specialty gourmet kitchen wares and accessories, plus a full schedule of enticing cooking classes. Now in its new location at 2402 Market St., there’s a lot going on in the kitchen. Classes range from $50-$75. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Class sizes are kept small to ensure lots of interaction with the instructor. To reserve your spot call (409)4972999 or go to thekitchenchick.com. Classes are: • March 9th (11am): Macaron Magic • March 10th (1pm): St. Patty’s Cookies with Royal Icing • March 15th (6:30pm): Traditional Tamales • March 18th (6:30pm): Monday Meatball Madness • March 23rd (11am): Keto Comfort Foods, Weeknight Favs Edition • March 28th (6:30pm): Asian Fusion • March 29th (6:30pm): Boozy Creole Feast • March 30th (11am): Fresh Homemade Ravioli

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Book Signings This Month

Saturday, March 23rd (2-4pm): “Thirteen Rivers: The Last Voyage of La Belle” by Ruth Davis Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for author Ruth Davis with her book, “Thirteen Rivers: The Last Voyage of La Belle,” a historical novel based on the true saga of French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and his colony. Upon discovering in 1682 that the Mississippi River emptied into the Gulf of Mexico, La Salle claimed for France the entire river valley and all of its tributaries, including a large portion of present-day Texas. He called his empire La Louisiane to honor reigning French monarch, King Louis XIV. This is the story of what became of the four ships, La Belle, Le Joly, l’Aimable and Le Saint-Francois which had left France in 1684 bound for La Louisiane with 280 people aboard. The novel chronicles the hurricanes, pirates in the Caribbean, shipwrecks, betrayals, revenge, Indian war parties, kidnapping and murder, all playing out on what is now the Texas Gulf coast. The cast of characters includes priests, soldiers, sailors, deserters, murderers and families including women and children, as well as Indian warriors and chiefs. At Rosenberg Library This Month:

Spring Blooms with Fun

Rosenberg Library is located Downtown at 2310 Sealy St., Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854 or go to rosenberg-library.org. All events are free and open to the public. Wednesdays through April 24th (9:30am): Babytime - This is a twenty-minute storytime for infants, pre-walkers, and new walkers and their significant other filled with short stories, songs, fingerplays, baby bounces, and fun. Wednesdays through April 24th (10-10:30am): Storytime - A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement, and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for toddlers, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and their loved ones. Thursdays through April 25th (6pm-7pm): Paws to Read - Beginning readers practice his/her skills while sharing stories with Oliver, the book-loving dog. He’s friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the therapy dog who is accompanied by a handler.

Saturday, April 6th (2-4pm): “In the Heart of Texas But Not Yet at Home” by Barbara Ortwein” Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for returning author Barbara Ortwein with her book, “In the Heart of Texas But Not Yet at Home,” the second book in her series of historical novels covering the immigration of the Germans to Texas. In search of political and person freedom, self-determination, and their own land, thousands of Germans started to settle in the wilderness of Southwest Texas in the mid-1800’s. Among these settlers are the Hessians Karl Engelbach and his son Johann, forced to flee Germany in 1844. Though the work is difficult, the Germans do well at first. Aided by an unlikely alliance with the Comanches, they manage to tame parts of the Texas Hill Country. Their cities of Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Boerne and Comfort become centers of civilization and culture in the former wilderness. After secession of Texas and the onset of the Civil War, they were in danger of losing all they had worked for. Most of the settlers were Union supporters, a position which would initiate serious difficulties for their community. The thrilling continuation of her first novel, “Between Worlds, Never to Return,” this second installment continues the story of the Engelbachs and the integration of the Germans in Texas, and the great conflict that arose for them during the American Civil War.

2019 Galveston Reads Finishes Up:

The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is “No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine” by Rachel Pearson, MD. As described by the publisher, this book is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk.” Their summary for the book is as follows: “In medical charts, the term “N.A.D.” (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America’s medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor—and the poor suffer from their mistakes.” Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas. Pearson, herself from a working-class background, remains haunted by the suicide of a close friend, experiences firsthand the heartbreak of her own errors in a patient’s care, and witnesses the

ruinous effects of a hurricane on a Texas town’s medical system. In a free clinic where the motto is “All Are Welcome Here,” she learns how to practice medicine with love and tenacity amidst the raging injustices of a system that favors the rich and the white. “No Apparent Distress” is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor’s coming-of-age. Galveston Reads At a Glance Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. The Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions. If you cannot attend but would still like to volunteer, contact Dustan Archer, or (409)763-8854 ext. 140. Meeting attendance is not required to participate. Events • March 7th (7pm): Professors Discussion Panel will be held at Rosenberg Library Wortham Auditorium • March 16th (3pm): UTMB Doctor’s Speak Panel will be held at Rosenberg Library Wortham Auditorium • March 18th (7pm): Author Visit and Presentation: Rachel Pearson will speak, field questions, and sign copies of her book at Galveston College in the Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston

Register at the children’s reference desk. March 13th (10am): Professor Suds Storytime This special Spring Break program creates magical memories with bubbles and offers a beautiful, fun, exciting, and interactive show. March 13th (3:30pm): Professor Suds Rockin’ Bubble Show - All ages are welcome as Professor Suds creates more bubble magic. March 13th (7pm): Family Fun Night, Professor Suds and His Bubble Miracles - This interactive bubble magic will delight the whole family. This is fun for all ages, and participants will be put in a bubble at the end of the program. April 1st (7pm): Family Fun Night: Don’t Be Fooled - Come out for this ‘bookish’ fun for the whole family on April Fool’s Day! Teens March 4th, 11th and 25th (4:30-7:30pm): 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. March 1st, April 5th (4:30-5:30pm): Y.A.L.L.

Meeting - Young Adult Library Leaders (Y.A.L.L.) is a teen library leadership group. Have a voice in the library, earn volunteer hours, and eat snacks. March 8th (4:30-5:30pm) Thursday, March 14th (2-5pm): Teen Gaming, Board Games – This will be cooperative, strategic, and more fun – as well as Mario Kart and Smash Bros. on the Wii U. March 13th (2-5pm): Learn to Play D&D - Learn tips on how to play D&D, role playing, and working within a party, and also walk through the character creation process. March 15th (2-4pm): Anime Club - Come out for pocky, soda, and anime and even candy sushi. March 22nd (4:30-5:30pm): Teen Book Club - Discuss your favorite books, choose books to read, and pick up the next discussion book! March 29th (4:30-5:30pm): Crafting Workshop - Make designs out of Perler beads – either from your imagination or a pre-made pattern. Adults March 21st (6:30-8pm): Adult Trivia Night - Put together a team of two or more and come to enjoy this night. No team? Meet new teammates here.

March 14th and 28th (6:30-8:30pm): Adult Board Game Night - Come to try out a new-to-you board game like Pandemic, Catan, and more. Don’t worry, they will teach you the rules. March 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th (10am-12 noon): FREE Beginning Genealogy Classes This is a 4-week course offered by the Galveston County Genealogical Society in the Rosenberg Library, Fox Room. Please register with Lauren Martino at lmartino@rosenberg-library.org or (409)763-8854 x117. March 29th (4-5:45pm): JJ Galveston Books Book Talk and Signing - Join local authors Joy Jones and Jim Nelson for a book talk and signing. Come hear their story and learn about their book series which follows the story of the Love family. Based on real events in Texas, and in particular, in Galveston, their work is a perfect read for all Islanders. This is free to attend.

“No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine” by Rachel Pearson

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Art

At Galveston Arts Center This Month:

“Standard Tan” Opens March 9th

Galveston Arts Center presents a solo exhibition by Austin-based artist Brad Tucker opening Saturday, March 9th,6-9pm, with an artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. Tucker’s exhibition, “Standard Tan,” includes a collection of wood, fabric, and painted sculptural objects that explore color, texture, and language. Often mimicking tools and utilitarian objects, his work plays with the loose ends of craftsmanship at the border between painting and sculpture. Tucker’s experience as an artist, skateboarder, musician, and teacher reveals itself in his work through the use of abstracted shapes, text, and sound elements encountered in his daily life. This exhibition will remain on view through June 2nd, 2019. Also on view in the second-floor 1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries, New Orleans-based artist, musician, and puppeteer Miss Pussycat presents an installation of her puppets and their worlds for the exhibition “The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat.” In GAC’s second-floor vault, Miss Pussycat’s partner Quintron presents one of his most notable inventions, the Drum Buddy. “DRUM BUDDY (Miss Pussycat Model)” is a one of a kind version of his light activated, analog synthesizer, installed to activate the unique acoustics of one of GAC’s historic vaults. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 21st, 2019. The galleries and the ArtWorks Museum Store are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times. GAC is located at 2127 Strand St., Downtown Galveston. Events Conversations @ The Center features artists and arts professionals who speak about and show images of their work, practices, professions, or

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discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The 2019 series highlights Texas-based authors who have published books on topics in contemporary art, joined in conversation with individuals that give special insight into local and regional connections to their work. All events are free and open to the public. Scheduled are: • March 31st (2-3pm): Jay Wehnert and Recie Kraemer - Author Jay Wehnert will speak about his book, “Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars,” in conversation with Galveston resident Recie Kraemer, owner of Karol Virag’s Decoupage House. • May (2-3pm): Pete Gershon and Michael Tracy - Pete Gershon will speak about his book, “Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972–1985,” in conversation with an artist featured in the book. Art Club for Kids (Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45pm) Perfect for home-schoolers or after school, this mixed age art club centers on the student-directed exploration of drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration. GAC instructors teach expressive arts practice, where kids use traditional art techniques to develop essential skills like intuitive reasoning, investigative play, and self-confidence. This program is designed for students in grades 3-9. Cost depends on how many sessions your child attends. Every Tuesday (Tuesdays, 6-8pm): Ceramic Studio - Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-D sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. This course uses ancient methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including coil construction and slab-construction.

Students will learn how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Fees are $50 for two sessions or $75 for four sessions. Join at any time! March 9th (10am4pm): Polymer Clay Workshop - This workshop will be with award-winning designer Paula Kennedy. Join Paula for her quarterly workshop and learn how to make imitation wood-patterned coasters. They have the look of real wood, and liquid won’t hurt them. Take yours home at the end of the workshop. This is for adults and teens ages 14 and up. No experience necessary. Tuition is $75 and all materials are provided. Mondays starting March 11th-April 15th (5:307:30pm): Printmaking Studio - GAC’s Spring Printmaking Sampler course will cover a variety of printmaking techniques, taught by graphic designer/printmaker Betsy Campbell of Betsy by Design (pictured above). In this 6-week course you will also get comfortable with printmaking terminology and conventions like how to use registers, sign and number your editions, create a series, and more. This is suitable for beginners or experienced printmakers. All materials included. The 6-week course is $150. Spring Break Art Camps Tie in with Current Exhibition In conjunction with Galveston Arts Center’s current exhibition, “The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat,” young artists will get the chance to create their own puppet theater production over Spring Break at this year’s PUPPETPALOOZA, a five-day art camp that meets for three hours a day in GAC’s studio classroom. Local youngsters and those visiting Galveston over the break can enroll now to participate from Monday-Friday, March 11th-15th. Two sessions are offered to

accommodate artists of different ages: one from 9am to 12 noon for artists in grades 1-3, and another from 1-4pm for artists in grades 4-8. Grade levels listed are suggestions, however the youngest campers must be at least 6 years old. Campers will enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the exhibition. They will then get to create their own production while learning and practicing storyboarding, creative writing, character design, kinetic sculpture, structural engineering, voice acting, set design, collaboration, and teamwork. On the last day of camp, the students will perform and record their puppet show for a live audience of their adoring fans. “Kids are natural puppeteers,” according to Miss Pussycat, the New Orleans-based artist and musician behind the exhibition, which includes over 50 homemade puppets, puppet theaters, videos, storyboards, photographs, and ceramics statues of puppets created for her complex, highly amusing puppet shows which she has been performing to live audiences in underground venues around the world for the past 20 years. She herself got started as a child in her youth ministry at the Southern Baptist Church of Antlers, Oklahoma, and will be back in Galveston later this March to do a special workshop with second grade students from Parker Elementary. The Spring Break PUPPETPALOOZA art camps will be taught by Nellie Cornett, local artists and art teacher at Satori School, and Cristal Aldrete, local ceramicist and art teacher at the Resource and Crisis Center and the Ronald McDonald House for GAC’s multi-site weekly outreach program Art for All. PUPPETPALOOZA Art Camps are held in the fully accessible studio classroom at Galveston Arts Center’s downtown location at the corner of Strand and 22nd. GAC members can receive a $30 discount off the $150 tuition for the week. All materials are included. Online enrollment is currently open at: galvestonartscenter.org/puppet-camp-2019 The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat is on view now through April 21st at Galveston Arts Center. Admission is free at all times; photographs are allowed, but viewers are asked to please refrain from touching the artwork.


At G. Lee Gallery This Month:

Demonstrations, Exhibits & Workshops

There’s a lot going on at the gallery this month! Demonstration by Lana Loveland G. Lee Gallery invites you to join for a free sculpture demonstration by Lana Loveland 1-3pm Saturday, March 16th. Lana will show us how she creates freestanding pet sculptures. Working from photos of favorite pets, Lana will show us how she can sculpt a dog or cat’s special features. You will see her create their cute “little” noses, sweet eyes, and fluffy fur. Each sculpture shows the pet’s unique personality. The demo is not over yet - she will also create a human face. Using various tools and sculptural techniques, she will shape and create the facial features of the eyes, nose, mouth and hair. You will recognize the person - will it be you? “Dog Spelled Backwards” G. Lee Gallery is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Wilson’s premiere show “Dog Spelled Backwards” featuring original portraits of man’s best friend. Attending her first private art class at the tender age of six, she continued with art instruction until her teenage years when life pulled her in countless directions. A Texas A&M Galveston graduate in marine biology, the mother of five and a new grandmother, she has returned to her easel and love of art. Combining her love for dogs and art, she captures our canine companions with wonderful expression and detail. She’s well on her way to becoming known as the crazy dog lady. She welcomes commission requests of your beloved pet. Be sure to stop by 1-9pm Saturday, March 9th. Also showing art is: Constance Paul, Ruth Ann Rickman, Keith Clark, Dew and Gary Harvey, Sherrie Kostura, Kelly Halbach, Jane East, Gaw Jones, and Gay Paratore; jewelry by Rene Armstrong and Charlotte Martin; fused glass by Sheryl

Galveston Art League Features Artist Gay Paratore in March

Award-winning artist Gay Paratore, a Galveston Island native, will be the Featured Artist for March at the Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. in Downtown Galveston. Paratore, a Galveston Art League member for 65-plus years, paints in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and mixed-media collage. Her other pursuits are working in glass, clay, and wood; making jewelry; weaving; and print-making. She teaches with University of Texas Medical Branch Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in Galveston, Butler Longhorn Museum in League City, her home/studio, and Woodlawn Museum in Maine. Seeing a need for a national organization for artists in every media, Paratore founded the Galveston County-based National Society of Artists in 1985. Paratore enters about 25 competitions a year, including the Texas City Art Festival and Galveston Art League and National Society of Artists shows, plus many national and international shows. She has won close to 500 ribbons and awards, with her favorites being Best of Show for National Watercolor Society, Galveston Art League, National Society of Artists, and Watercolor Art Society of Houston; and third place, watercolor, Portrait Society of America. Paratore often exhibits at the Galveston Art League Gallery, but as featured artist, many more of her works are on display and offered for sale. For more info visit GalvestonArtLeague.com or email gallery2117@gmail.com.

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. Wire Wrap Jewelry Class With Annette Kinslow Join Saturday, March 23rd, 10am-1pm, with wire wrap jewelry expert Annette Kinslow. You will leave with your own beautiful wearable creation, written instructions and the ability to create on your own beautiful jewelry. Students will learn to capture a cabochon in a wire bezel. Learn how to make and manage a wire bundle, secure it, create the bail, and set the stone. No experience needed...this class is totally for beginners! All materials are provided. Cost is $105 per student. Your instructor Annette Kinslow gets much of her inspiration from ancient designs, materials, and techniques. She works with wire techniques that are 5,000 years old. Kinslow fabricates highly personal, dynamic art jewelry with unusual ethnic beads, vintage items and sea glass. SWAN Day Art Competition G. Lee Gallery is seeking women artists to participate in the SWAN Day art competition. What is SWAN Day? Support Women Artists now! Each woman artist may submit up to three pieces of 2D art for review. Only one image per art piece allowed. Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, crayon, graphite, charcoal, scratchboard, pastel, pen and ink, or mixed media are acceptable. For rules and registration go to gleegallery.net. For more info call (409)370-7350. Submissions must be received no later than Sunday, March 31st. Awards presentation, reception, and prizes will be given Saturday, April 13th, 4 -6pm. More Info 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.

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Art Events

March 6th-April 4th - Ceramic art by visiting artist Jeff Forster - Galveston College will feature an exhibition of recent ceramic art by visiting artist Jeff Forster in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston. In addition to the exhibit, the college will host a workshop with Forster from 1-4pm on April 4th in the Ceramics Studio (Fine Arts-353). There will be a closing reception on April 4th from 6-8pm in the gallery. The public is invited. For more info go to facebook.com/ events/243401946562595. March 9th (10am-3pm): Color - How to Make it Work Workshop - Full time artist Ron Gordon will hold a workshop at the Art League Gallery, 2119A Postoffice, Downtown Galveston. Topics include acrylic techniques, color mixing, blending, texturing, and professional “secrets” he has learned over his career such as shortcuts, uncommon tools, tips for stronger composition, and understanding paint. Cost of the workshop is $100. Register at galvestonartleague.com. March 9th-10th (9am-6pm): Galveston Arts & Craft Show - The Galveston Island Arts and Craft Show is a show inside the 41st Corvette Chevy Expo. It is held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston. All items are handmade. For more info go to galvestoncraftshow.com or call (386)775-2512. Tickets start at $13 for both the Corvette Show and more. March 13th (6-8pm): Adventures in Art: Happy Hour - It’s time for a new adventure! Moody Gardens presents: Adventures in Art, in collaboration with From The HeArt Gallery. Experience local artistry and converse with the artists. This event is free and open to the public. March 23rd (9am-1pm): Watercolor on Yupo Workshop - This will be a fun class for all levels, beginner to advanced. Yupo is a slick synthetic paper that has wonderful lifting ability. With watercolor and the use of objects such as Q-tips, plastic embroidery grids, corrugated cardboard, and other tools, you will learn to create unusual textures with watercolor on Yupo. Cost is $30 per person. This will be held at Galveston Art League, 2117 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston.

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Music

A Love of Music & Animals at Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe is a music venue that supports live, original music and is located at 413 20th St., in Downtown Galveston. For tickets and more info, go to oldquarteracousticcafe.com or find them on Facebook. Get your tickets early, most of these shows will sell out fast. March 14th (7-11pm)

Annual Galveston Island Humane Society benefit at the Old Quarter

This annual benefit is always a fun night and a great evening of live music - all to benefit the Galveston Humane Society! Bring donations for the animals and office supplies for the Humane Society workers. Used blankets and towels are great donations. Food, toys, and cash are also very welcome. You can bring things to the club in the days prior to the benefit. Please come out and support a good cause! Live music will be 7-11pm with Kevin Anthony & G-Town, Kim & John, and Gabe Wootton. They are accepting these items not only at the benefit but at all shows at the Old Quarter up to the event. If you are attending a show before the benefit, please bring items and drop them off. Cash or check donations are also accepted. Concerts • March 8th & 9th (8pm): Ray Wylie Hubbard (SOLD OUT) • March 10th (6pm): Songwriters Showcase with Sasha Francis, Lyda Plummer, Genesis Guajardo, Angie Emerson, Katrina Ross, Catherine Stroud, Nicole Janice, and Wendy Elizabeth Jones • March 14th (7pm): Annual Galveston Humane Society benefit at the Old Quarter with Kevin Anthony & G-Town, Kim & John, and Gabe Wootton • March 15th: (8:30pm): Adam & Chris Carroll • March 16th (8:30pm): Gabe Wootton Songwriters Series with Shane Walker and Jonny Burke • March 21st (8:30pm): Grant Peeples and Matt Harlan opening • March 22nd (8:30pm): Possessed by Paul James, Grifters & Shills, Charles Bryant • March 23rd (8:30pm): Harbors Over Highways • March 27th (8:30pm): Freddy & Francine, Robert Kuhn • March 28th (8:30pm): An Evening with Bruce Robinson • March 29th (8:30pm): Gurf Morlix with Gabe Wootton opening • March 30th (8:30pm): Joe Ely with James Steinle opening • April 3rd (8:30pm): Kevin Russell with Christy Hays opening • April 4th (8:30pm): John Baumann with John “Mud” Kovacevich opening • April 5th (8:30pm): Oliver Penn and Charlie & The Regrets opening • April 6th (8:30pm): “An Evening with Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines” • April 11th (8pm): Emily Scott Robinson • April 12th (8:30pm): Two Tons of Steel with Kevin Anthony & G-Town opening • April 13th (8:30pm): Freddie Steady’s Birthday Bash featuring Freddie Steady’s Wild Country • April 19th (8:30pm): Lisa Morales Band • April 20th (8pm): Scott H. Biram with Mike Stinson opening

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The Galveston Symphony Orchestra:

An Exploration of Classical Music on the Island

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra provides quality classical music, inspiring audiences and musicians alike, with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement. All performances will be at the The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston. For tickets or more info go to galvestonsymphony.org. For more information about the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, please email skoerner@com.edu. Sunday, March 17th at 4pm, “The Great C Major Symphony” will feature Copland, “An Outdoor Overture;” Mozart, Piano Concerto No.24, K.491, Xiaohui Yang, piano; and Schubert, Symphony No. 9 D. 944 “The Great” Sunday, April 21st at 4pm, “Symphonie Espagnole” will feature Poulenc, Les Biches Suite; Barber, Symphony No.1, Op.9; and Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21; William Hagen, violin. About the Conductor

Trond Saeverud is a conductor, violinist, Music Director and Conductor of Galveston Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted professional and community orchestras in Denmark, Norway, and the US — most recently in Maine, where he is the founder and artistic director of the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. In 2008-2010, Trond conducted the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in several subscription and Pops concerts, including a very successful stage production of “West Side Story.” Concerts & More Music Events Every Tuesday (8pm): Open Mic with Zak Perry takes place at Sharky’s Tavern, 504 25th, Downtown Galveston. Come join the fun for a night of drink specials, pizza, and a fun jam. March 7th, April 4th (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. March 16th (12 noon-10:30pm) and 17th (10am-8:30pm): The Roof & Martini Blu Spring Wine and Jazz Festival 2019 - At this festival, it’s all about the music and the line up is fierce this year featuring TAKE 6, Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, Julian Vaughn, Adam Hawley, Lindsey Webster, Stephen Richard, Jay Miles and Miles of Soul, Andre Cavor and Kyle Turner. This year’s festival will be held at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston. Tickets are $60-$75 and available at facebook.com/events/510429766091330.

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TheIslandGuide@gmail.com Friday, March 8th 23rd Street Station – Chris Bergeron, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Navigators, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Brewchachos - Ojos Rojos, 7-10 Bubba’s On The Strand - 30i Band, 9-1 Buckshots - AVIZO, 7-10 Float – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Kickin It Dixie, 4-8 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod - Tommy Lewis, 6-9 Pleasure Pier - Zach Tate Band, 5-9 Old Quarter – Ray Wylie Hubbard, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Kerry Williams & Clayton Adams, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Three Doors Down – The Samy Jo Band, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 Saturday, March 9th 23rd Street Station – Jahrel Pickens, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Navigators, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing - DEM, The High Mile, 5-9 The Grand - Celtic Nights, 8-10 Hemingway’s – Karaoke, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod Coffeehouse - Anita Jay, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Ray Wylie Hubbard, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Bama Breeze, 2-6, Jake Bush, 7-11 Poop Deck – The Feel, 9-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Time Warp, 9-1 Saengerfest Park - Bare Necessity 6-9 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – The Bilge Pumps, 9-1 Symposium Brewpub - Frequency Within, 8-12 Three Doors Down – Bobby Territo, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 Sunday, March 10th Albatross – Blue Louie, 3-6 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Huli Huli Hut - David Richardson, 3-7 Old Quarter - Sasha Francis, Lyda plummer, Genesis Guajardo, Angie Emerson, Katrina Ross, Catherine Stroud, Nicole Janice, Wendy, Elizabeth Jones Pleasure Pier - Lone Star Trio, 6-10 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Monday, March 11th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11

Pleasure Pier - Caleb & The Hot Tomatoes, 6-11 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, March 12th The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Pleasure Pier - Chad Ware, 6-11 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Zak Perry, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Wednesday, March 13th 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Pleasure Pier - Big Richard Trio, 6-10 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, March 14th Albatross - DC Karaoke, 9-12 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 From The Heart - Acoustic Jam, 7-10 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Pleasure Pier - Adrian Michael Trio, 7-11 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, March 15th 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 Bubba’s On The Strand - Secret Party Band, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod - Paper Sparrow, 6-9 Old Quarter – Adam & Chris Carroll, 8-12 Pleasure Pier - Jedi Trio, 2-6, Sofa Kingz, 7-11 Rum Shack – DJ Standman, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Cool Under Fire, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Three Doors Down – Amy N’ Me, 7-10 Tipsy Turtle Seaside Bar - The Samy Jo Band, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 Saturday, March 16th 23rd Street Station – Clay Howell, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – BMD Band, 2-5 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod Coffeehouse - Jim Presley, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Gabe Wootton, Shane Walker, Jonny Burke, 9-1

Pleasure Pier - High Voltage, 2-6, Pitch Please, 7-11 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Sol Flair, 9-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 Sunday, March 17th Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Pleasure Pier - Nick & The Groove, 2-6 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Monday, March 18th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, March 19th 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, March 20th 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Ryan Montbleau, Tommy Lewis, 8-12 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, March 21st B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Grant Peeples, Matt Harlan, 8-12 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Three Doors Down – Open Mic, 7-10 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 Woody’s Beach Bar - peter Sinclair, 6-9 Friday, March 22nd 23rd Street Station – Sean Cowin, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand, Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Drunken Monkeyz - The Feel, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod Coffeehouse - Salty Sounds, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Grifters & Shills, Charles Bryant, Possessed By Paul James, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Not The Rachels, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10

Yaga’s – Bayou City Funk, 10-1 Saturday, March 23rd 23rd Street Station – Mike McCullough & Jayme Lawhon, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Level One Band, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand, The Brush Poppers, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod - Brightwire, 6-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Harbors Over Highways, 8-12 Pleasure Pier - Radio Frequency, 5-9 Prohibition Red’s - Robert Greaney, 7-11 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Nigel Edison, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharkys Tavern - The Relics, 9-1 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ NonStopp, 10-1 Sunday, March 24th Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 The Grand - Rob Landes Trio, 4-6 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Pleasure Pier - Jedi Trio, 2-6 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Monday, March 25th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, March 26th 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, March 27th 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Freddy & Francine, Robert Kuhn, 8-12 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 Thursday, March 28th B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Bruce Robison, 8-12 Poop Deck – Open Mic with Joe Pena, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 9-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Friday, March 29th 23rd Street Station – Chris Bergeron, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11

B. Jiggers – Rapture, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod Coffee - Ryan Lester, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Gurf Morlix, Gabe Wootton, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Snafu, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Blaggards, 9-1 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 Saturday, March 30th 23rd Street Station – Dave Thomas, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B. Jiggers – Flashpoint, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand - Secret Party Band, 9-1 Fill’er Up Bar - The Samy Jo Band, 7-11 The Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mardi Gras Galveston, Downtown: Marina Bar & Grill – Boo Schaaf, 5-8 Mod Coffee - Anitra Jay, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Joe Ely, James Steinle, 8-12 Pleasure Pier - Nick & The Groove, 5-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Nervous Rex, 9-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 Sunday, March 31st Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Pleasure Pier - Blues Grooves, 2-6 Rum Shack – DJ, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Zak Perry Open Jam, 7-11 Monday, April 1st The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, April 2nd 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 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Wednesday, April 3rd 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Freddy & Francine, Robert Kuhn, 8-12 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9

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