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From Oktoberfest to Greek Get Ready for Holiday Fun on Galveston Island - There is a Festival for You!

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October 4th, 2019 • Issue 10, Volume 8 Contents

Published the First Friday Every Month

5 To Do �������At Moody Gardens This Month: Ghostly Gardens, Scary Movies, Holiday in the Gardens, and New Year’s Palooza at Moody Gardens Hotel �������How Galveston’s Historic Hotels Celebrate Halloween and the Holidays: Ghost Tours and Costumes, Gingerbread Displays, Holiday Tree Lighting, Christmas Carols, Holiday Brunch and Santa Comes to Hotel Galvez �������The Grand 1894 Opera House: Million Dollar Quartet, “Give ‘em Hell Harry” starring Clifton Daniel, Silent film with Rob Landes: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Sir James Galway and Lady Galway: “80th Birthday Celebration Tour,” “Bandstand,” “Once: The Musical,” and An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family �������Galveston Historical Foundation This Month: A Haunted History For October, Bishop’s Palace Tours, A Historical & Haunted October on Land and the Sea �������22nd Annual Artoberfest To Bring Historic Galveston To Life in Vivid Color October 19th-20th �������The Galveston Trolleys Fall Hours Begin �������At Bryan Museum: “Visions Of New Mexico” On Exhibit �������It’s Rally Time: The 2019 Lone Star Rally Rumbles into Town �������Free Family Fun at Saengerfest Park: 30i in Concert & “Goosebumps” FREE Downtown �������At Galveston Children’s Museum: DaVinci Day is Here! �������Galveston Graveyard Tour & Haunted History Tour �������Coast2Soul Open Mic Poetry Nights �������The Art of Saving Sea Turtles Special Fundraising Event �������Mini Monster Bash Celebrates the Halloween Season �������Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference – Take 2 �������A Unique Tour of the Texas Coasts: Matagorda Raptor Tour �������At Artist Boat This Month: The Beauty Of Fall Bird Migration, Float the Boat 2019, DaVinci Day: Imagination Meets Invention at the Artist Boat Booth, and Kayak Tours �������Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier: Saturday Night Halloween Movies On The Pier and Galveston Appreciation Day

Bringing Mexico to the Island!

Famous Ritas & Fish Tacos Our chefs don't just cook the food...They Create It!

14 Books �������Book Signings This Month at Galveston Bookshop: “Legacy of the Early Gulf Coast Cowboys” by Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton; and “GalveStorm 1900: A Story of Twin Flames” & “The Voices of the Descendants” by Ervin Mendlovitz �������Friends Of The Rosenberg Library: Annual Used Book Sale October 3rd-5th �������At Rosenberg Library This Month: October is Overflowing With Events for Children,Teens, and Adults

Texas Monthly  ...One of the Best Mexican Restaurant in Texas, 5 Star rating for Best Red Salsa

15 Art �������At G. Lee Gallery This Month: Featured Artist Gay Paratore on Exhibit Plus Workshops �������At Galveston Arts Center This Month: Gerardo Rosales “Undercover” Opening at Galveston Arts Center

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-7pm

16 Food �������Galveston Island’s 38th Annual Island Oktoberfest �������It’s Time to OPA! Galveston Greek Festival �������At The Kitchen Chick This Month: Halloween “Spookies” Cookies Cooking Classes �������At Galveston’s Own Farmers Market This Month: An Abundance of Goodies at The Market �������At Galveston Island Brewing: Hoist Your Stein, It’s Time For Oktoberfest �������Foodie Events Galore 17 Music �������“Still Here Fighting On: Anitra Jay” �������Galveston Live Music Gig Guide


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At Moody Gardens This Month:

Ghostly Gardens, Scary Movies In October Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to Ghostly Gardens will be held October 12th, 19th and 26th at Moody Gardens and will embrace the Halloween spirit with lots of spooky fun. Get the fright night combo ticket for $19.95 per person which includes one movie at the Fright Night Film Fest, one showing of “Happy Family 4D” in the 4D Special FX Theater, admission into the Reef Rescue VR Experience, and admission into the Rainforest of Terror. Individual tickets for specific events are also available. Fright Night Film Fest is guaranteed to get horror fans in the fright frame of mind on the largest screen in Texas and some tamer options for the youngsters as well. Each night features three horror-movie titles that get progressively scarier as the evening goes on, from chilling to fearful to downright frightening. Concessions will be available along with special Halloween themed drinks for the ghoulish occasion. For the rated R movies those under 18, will not be admitted without accompanying parent or adult guardian. Individual movie tickets are $9.95. The Ghostly Gardens Film Fest is:

October 12th:

• 4:30pm: “Gremlins” (1984) – PG, chilling • 6:30pm: “The Lost Boys” (1987) – R, fearful • 8:30pm: “Creepshow” (1982) – R, downright frightening

October 19th:

• 4:30pm: “Beetlejuice” (1988) – PG, chilling • 6:30pm: “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (1983) – PG, fearful • 8:30pm: “Friday the 13th” (2009) – R, downright frightening

October 26th:

• 4:30pm: “Little Shop of Horrors” (1986) – PG-13, chilling • 6:30pm: “Poltergeist” (1982) – PG, fearful • 8:30pm: “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2” (1985) – R, downright frightening In the 4D theater, “Happy Family 4D” will show 4-9pm. Individual movie tickets are $11.95. Also as part of the Ghostly Gardens will be The Rainforest of Terror 4-9pm! Learn the ‘Scary Truths Animals Face in the Wild at Rainforest of Terror.’ Explore the plights the animals there face from poaching to deforestation. Individual event tickets are $25.95. Spooktacular Halloween October 26th will be held 2-4pm. Come to this free event that includes trick-or-treating at various locations throughout the property, crafts, and more. There’s even a costume contest for guests in the Garden Lobby with prizes for the best costume. Registration for the costume contest is from 2-2:45pm. Contestants will be

separated by age group. For more info,

Holiday in the Gardens

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining and hotel packages than you can imagine. The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages, and more! There will also be ice skating, an arctic slide, photos with Santa, train rides, and more. Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for Bigger Discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for IceLand with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at IceLand on special days. For more information, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to visit. Hours are 10am-10pm for Iceland daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas day Iceland will open at 12 noon. There is a live IceLand webcam set up at so that you can see Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life.

New Year’s Palooza at Moody Gardens Hotel

December 31st, this annual event sells out fast! An action packed adventure awaits the whole family at Moody Gardens New Year’s Palooza. Book this special offer to enjoy: one night of spectacular accommodations, family-friendly activities including air hockey, foosball, bounce houses, arcade games and activities for all ages, an adult lounge area, 4 one-day passes to the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids, Discovery Museum, MG3D and 4D Special FX Theaters, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, and Festival of Lights, and tickets to Cirque Joyeux Dinner & Show. For reservations, call (409)741-8484.

Daily (12 noon, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm): Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Cruise - Live the high-life on an hour-long cruise aboard a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. Dinner and private cruises are available for groups of 65 or more. Cruise times subject to change due to weather conditions. Please call (409)683-4200 to check schedule status. Cruises are Monday-Friday at 2pm, Saturday-Sunday at 2pm and 4pm. Every Second Saturday (7pm): Dinner Cruises Aboard Colonel Paddlewheel Boat - Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus a dinner buffet, dancing and a cash bar every second Saturday. Boarding begins at 7pm and cruise departs at 8pm. Cost is $65 per person and $55 for kids ages 4-12. Reservations are required by Wednesday prior to the scheduled cruise date at (409)683-4558. Go to for scheduled dinner cruises. Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95). Every Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid. Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens - Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all the exhibits for half-off per person. Explore the depth of the Aquarium Pyramid, see if you can find both sloths in the Rainforest Pyramid, and enjoy a 3D and 4D movie. Saturday-Sunday (1:30pm): Giant River Otter Encounter - Join an otter biologist as they take you behind the scenes of the otter exhibit for the rare opportunity to meet the Giant Amazon River Otters. Learn about otter biology, conservation, and how these amazing animals are cared for in their private interior exhibit area. After this 45 minute encounter behind the scenes, you can then join the biologist on the training platform during the 2:30pm “You Otter Know” public presentation. For more information, contact otters@ Tickets are $75 per person. Email with questions. Saturday-Sunday (1pm): Penguin Encounter Have you ever wanted to meet a Penguin up-close? Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the food preparation kitchen; and to the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds, and even the smells of the exhibit, and witness a Moody Gardens Penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal. Tickets are $75 per person, and the encounters will take place only on Saturdays and Sundays up to the Thanksgiving weekend. Participants must also purchase admission to the Aquarium Pyramid. To schedule an appointment, please call (409)683-4102.

How Galveston’s Historic Hotels Celebrate Halloween and the Holidays Ghosts, costumes, Christmas carols, holiday brunches, and gingerbread houses are all on the calendar at Galveston’s historic hotels, Hotel Galvez & Spa® and The Tremont House, both Wyndham Grand® Hotels.

Ghost Tours and Costumes

This October, Hotel Galvez is changing its monthly ghost tour dinners to weekly on TuesdaysFridays. On Fridays, the ghost tour dinner is only available as part of an overnight package. The weekday ghost tour dinner is $65 per person and includes a 1 ½ hour guided ghost tour followed by a three-course meal in the restaurant. Tours begin at 6pm. At The Tremont House, guests are invited to wear their favorite Halloween costume. Costumes and Cocktails is free to attend and are scheduled on Friday-Saturday, October 25th-26th, 6-10pm.

Gingerbread Displays

Then in November, Galveston Island gets into holiday mode. In honor of The Polar Express™ Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, The Tremont House is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. The gingerbread house will be on public display in the lobby of the hotel beginning November 15th-January 2nd. Hotel Galvez & Spa will unveil its special “The Night Before Christmas” themed gingerbread village on Thursday, November 28th. This famous poem will be recreated in gingerbread for guests to enjoy.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Thanksgiving weekend Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 29th. Festivities begin at 6pm and include a special appearance by Santa Claus, live holiday entertainment by local entertainers including the Galveston Ballet, and the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas Tree on the front lawn.

Christmas Carols

Back by popular demand, The Tremont House’s Duo du Jour will lead guests in a holiday sing-along on December 12th and 19th, 7-9pm, featuring everyone’s favorite Christmas songs. The hotel encourages guests to wear your pajamas in honor of The Polar Express™ Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum.

Holiday Brunch and Santa

Brunch at Hotel Galvez is a family tradition for many guests. The hotel will begin taking Thanksgiving Brunch reservations on Monday, November 4th and Christmas Day Brunch reservations on Monday, December 2nd. Advance reservations are required and are available by calling (409)515-2028. Additionally, the hotel hosts Sunday Brunch with Santa every Sunday in December before Christmas. For those seeking a romantic New Year’s Eve Dinner, Hotel Galvez offers a special four-course dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill. Reservations are available via Open Table or by calling (409)515-2145. • 5

The Grand 1894 Opera House:

James Galway Brings His Flute To Downtown Galveston 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

Million Dollar Quartet

Friday, October 4th (8pm) On December 4, 1956, four young musicians – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins – gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions ever. The Tony Award®-winning smash-hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” brings that unbelievable musical moment to life, featuring their timeless and enduring hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and more! Tickets are $25-$98.

“Give ‘em Hell Harry!” starring Clifton Daniel

Saturday, October 12th (8pm) Writer Samuel Gallu has penned a faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency. It spans his childhood, his “political apprenticeship” as a judge in Jackson County, MO, his years in the US Senate, and his momentous two terms as President. Clifton Truman Daniel took up the mantle as President Truman in October of 2017, marking the first time in history a U.S. president would be portrayed onstage by a direct descendant. This will be an experience to be treasured! This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $25-$70.


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Silent Film with Rob Landes: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

Friday, October 25th (8pm) An annual Halloween tradition, Rob Landes reprises his specially created, totally improvised musical score for the showing of John Barrymore’s 1920 silent film classic, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Playing the dual roles of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Barrymore was hailed by a critic who praised his portrayal as “a thing of fine shadows and violent emotions.” Long before the age of digital sound and computerized special effects, silent film actors transported

Sir James Galway and Lady Galway: “80th Birthday Celebration Tour”

Saturday, October 26th (8pm) Legendary flautist Sir James Galway is bringing his “80th Birthday Celebration Tour” to The Grand as part of The Grand’s 125th Anniversary! A supreme performer, called “The Man with the Golden Flute,” Sir James will share the stage for selected pieces with flautist Lady Jeanne Galway. A man whose appeal transcends all musical boundaries, Sir James was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2008 alongside fellow inductees Liza Minnelli and B.B. King, and is possibly the only classical instrumentalist to bear the distinction. Melodious sounds will fill the acoustically perfect Grand! This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $30-$94.


Saturday, November 9th (3pm and 8pm) From three-time Tony winner and “Hamilton” choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945 and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. They form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen, and along the way, discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved.” (Time Out New York). Tickets are $38-$108.

“Once: The Musical”

Saturday, November 16th (8pm) and Sunday, November 17th (3pm) Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “ONCE” is a truly original Broadway experience. It tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, “ONCE” draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams…not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us. Tickets are $38-$108.

An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family

Tuesday, November 19th (7:30pm) Willie’s “On the Road Again,” and his performance at The Grand is sure to be a highlight of this legendary anniversary season. Recognized worldwide as a singer, songwriter, actor, and activist, Willie has penned more than 2,500 songs and released close to 300 albums. His five-decades career has included countless Grammys, American Music Awards, and Country Music Awards. Don’t be “Crazy” – order your tickets to see this legendary artist today! This event is sold out at the present time but check often in case tickets are returned.

Galveston Historical Foundation This Month:

Haunted History For October 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. October 12th, 19th, November 9th, 23rd (11am-12:30pm): Basement to Attic Tour - Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a one of a kind view of the Gulf of Mexico.

A Historical & Haunted October

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audiences to worlds of romance, comedy, adventure, and horror without uttering a single word. Landes’ magical underscoring of this film will transport you. Come in costume if you dare! Tickets are $20.

For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breathtaking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.” Events are: October 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st (7pm and 8:15pm): Ghost Tours at the 1859 Ashton Villa - The public is offered a rare set of tours through this 1859 building. Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown. Tickets are $30. October 12th, 19th, 26th (5:30pm): Haunted Sunset Cruises on Seagull II - Enjoy fall’s outstanding weather and sunsets with this evening tour. Departing from the Texas Seaport Museum, guests will enjoy a narrated exploration of Galveston’s historic bay its haunted history. These sunset cruises are BYOB. Tickets are $20.

October 24th, 25th, 26th (7pm and 7:30pm): Lanternlight Tours of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace - With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Tickets are $30. October 31st (5-7pm): 1838 Menard House Trick or Treating Galveston’s oldest residence opens its gates for one night of ghostly fun. Bring your kids by for treats. Free for all, and be sure to bring your ghost hunting equipment! This is free to attend.

Other Events

October 19th (varies): Genteel Junque - An array of antiques, furniture, and home accessories will be available for sale at Galveston Historical Foundation’s annual sale of donated items. The sale will emphasize high-quality antiques, furniture, and art in good condition. Admission is free 8am-4pm. Proceeds from the sales of items benefit Galveston Historical Foundation. October 26th (6-8pm): ELISSA’s 142nd Birthday Party With Saint Arnold Brewing Company - She’s looking fantastic for 142! Help celebrate the October birthday of The Official Tall Ship of Texas, the 1877 ELISSA, at this special History on Tap tasting. Your $20 ticket gets you admission to the Texas Seaport Museum, onboard the ship, and complimentary craft beer courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company. You’ll need that beer for a special toast to the ship which you won’t want to miss. There will be a special ELISSA birthday cake and free admission to anyone named Elissa. Simply show up at the gate with your ID and you’re in to share in the celebration!

22nd Annual Artoberfest To Bring Historic Galveston To Life In Vivid Color October 19th-20th The 22nd Annual ARToberFEST Galveston - the island’s premier juried fine arts Festival will again transform the city’s historic downtown cultural arts district into an open-air gallery bursting with color and culture. Set for the weekend of October 19th-20th, this spectacular Festival will take place on Postoffice Street between 20th and 23rd streets, between the hours of 10am-6pm, Saturday, October 19th; and 11am-5pm, Sunday, October 20th. Sponsored by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this year’s event will honor the life of Jeff Hamachek – a long-time participant in ARToberFEST. “Recognized as a professionally-trained fine artist with a contemporary impressionistic style influenced by masters Monet and Van Gogh, Jeff Hamachek left us much too soon. We are very grateful to his wife Jerri, who has agreed to participate in this year’s Festival to showcase some of his fine work,” noted Festival Coordinator, Sarah Piel. Hamachek was well-respected not only by his peers locally but nationwide as well. This year’s event will feature 14 different forms of artistic media to be showcased by over 100 exceptional artists participating from throughout the United States, as well as artists from the Houston/Galveston Gulf Coast area. In addition to viewing and having the opportunity to purchase an exceptional selection of fine art, festival-goers can look forward to great live entertainment and an expanded, lively, and fun Children’s Creative Zone. Again this year, the always-popular Galveston’s Farmer’s Market and specialty food vendors will be returning, with a new vendor – Black’s Fairy Meadery – offering a special honey wine from nearby West Columbia. Another very special vendor this year – in conjunction with The Grand’s 125th Anniversary celebration – is the renowned Heritage Auction House from Dallas, long recognized as an auctioneer of numismatic collections, fine art, luxury accessories, and memorabilia from film, music, history, and sports. Festival-goers who would like to have personal items appraised may bring their items to the Heritage Auction House booth for an on-site appraisal. Plus, entertainment for this year’s ARToberFEST will also be very special - featuring hardpan artist Andrew Baker

The Galveston Trolleys Fall Hours Begin Getting around on the island is easier than ever these days with the Galveston Rubber Wheel Trolleys! Hours of operation for the “Galveston Trolleys” for the fall and winter season are Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday-Sunday 10am-10pm. The fee to ride is $1 for adults, and minors who are accompanied by adults can ride for free. Riders will need to bring exact change to place in

At Bryan Museum:

“Visions Of New Mexico” On Exhibit

and acoustic guitarist Wayne Holt - performing daily from 3-5pm on the festival grounds. Again this year, youngsters are sure to have a fun time, too! The Children’s Creative Zone, an interactive art activities area, will be set up near The Grand 1894 Opera House on the 21st and Postoffice Street block. Your children and grandchildren can look forward to creating their own masterpieces to take home, with activities led by high school students. In addition, there will be a special Young Collector’s Gallery. Open to children only, the Young Collector’s Gallery will showcase works by kids – for kids! The artwork will be priced at $5 per piece –to encourage youngsters to begin their own art collection. This special gallery will be open from 12 noon-3pm both Saturday and Sunday. It’s important to note that all the art for the Young Collector’s Gallery was created and donated by the LaMarque High School Art Department, with proceeds from gallery sales dedicated for the support of the Daisy’s Friends Fund at The Grand 1894 Opera House. (This project provides funding for disadvantaged students to be able to attend a Serious Fun Children’s Series Performance at The Grand.) ARToberFEST admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 free. A portion of admissions will benefit the Educational Outreach Programs of The Grand 1894 Opera House. For additional info or tickets call (409)7705066, (800)821-1894 or via email at spiel@ the fare box. The trolleys pass each stop on the trolley route every 30 minutes. Stops will take you from Stewart Beach along the Seawall to Moody Gardens as well as down 25th Street to numerous stops throughout historic Downtown. Those interested in utilizing the service can go to for a complete list of stops.

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The Bryan Museum is located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St. in Galveston. Tours are given (no reservations needed) at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $10 for students with valid ID, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, and closed Monday. For more info call (409)632-7685 or go to 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, cheese-makers, and specialty food producers. Thursdays: Wine at The Bryan - In conjunction with Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, you can join the fun for a relaxing time and conversation with friends, family, and Museum staff. Wine, beer, and complimentary bar snacks will be served inside the Museum Shop. This is held the second, third and fourth Thursdays of the month. Every Thursday (6pm): “Woga: Wine & Yoga at the Museum” - Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on the museum’s lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. October 5th (1-4pm): Gallery Presentation: The Greatest Generation - Relive the days of WWII and learn what shipboard life was like for members of the US Navy stationed all over the world. This is your chance to visit with members of The Lone Star Living History Crew on their deployment to the Bryan Museum for a day of military history. Examine tools of the trade such as ammo and ordinance, officer gear, sailor standard issue, and USN manuals. As a special treat, learn how the Waves (Naval Women’s Reserve) supported the war effort! October 12th (1-4pm): Gallery Presentation: Barbwire Poetry - Hearken back to the days of the open range and cattle drives as the Poet Laureate of Pasadena, Smokey Culver, shares the music and poetry that captures the humor, the sadness, and the spirit of the American cowboy. Many songs were long poems set to music and were sung to soothe the restive cattle at night. Smokey will share both traditional and original works along with his love of the cowboy lifestyle and traditions. October 19th (1-4pm): Gallery Presentation: A Woman’s Work is Never Done - Cotton! The origins of this simple plant fiber grown worldwide

remain hazy, but the earliest specimens are 7,000 years old and are remarkably similar to what is grown today. Historical program coordinator Katrina Yordy of Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center will demonstrate the process of changing raw cotton into the fabric that we love. Try your hand at ginning, carding, spinning, and weaving. Learn about Eli Whitney’s little machine that revolutionized an industry, boll worms, natural dyes, and why it’s illegal to grow cotton in your garden without a permit. October 19th (4-6pm): Lecture Series: Sam Houston: Giant of the Frontier - Sam Houston (1793-1863) is remembered today primarily for his activities in Texas, but in fact, he was also a giant of the frontier and a dominant American political figure in the 1800s. No one who learns Sam Houston’s story will ever see American history the same way again. Join Denton Florian, historian and executive producer of the celebrated documentary, Sam Houston, as he presents an overview of Houston’s personality, life, leadership, and importance to Texas! October 20th (2-4pm): High Adventure Book Club - Noah Smithwick drifted to Texas in 1827 and remained here for the next thirty-four years of his life. His memoir of that time is a fascinating account of the early history of the Lone Star State when life was extremely tough for the early pioneers. From the Fall of the Alamo to the Battle of Brushy Creek, Smithwick chronicles some of the most iconic moments in early Texan history. October 20th (1-4pm): Lecture Series: Trials and Tribulations of Frontier Life - Early Texas settlers had to contend with a rough environment, predatory animals, lack of medical care, drought, mud, horse and cattle thieves, and the uncertainties of the political situation with Mexico. And yet, people flocked to Tejas to claim their league and labor of land under the Empresario program administered by Stephen F. Austin. Stop by and visit with historical interpreter Dennis Jones for a lesson in frontier survival. October 30th (3-4:30pm): Exclusive Garden Tour - Stroll the Museum’s gorgeous gardens with its official Horticulturist, Mitzy Barringer. Mitzy will guide you through the garden’s Autumn plantings, touching on both the indigenous and exotic flora. This event has reached maximum capacity. November 9th (6-9pm): Remembering the Shamrock: An Evening at the Bryan’s Annual Gala - On Saturday, November 9th, The Bryan Museum will celebrate its Fourth Annual Gala, Remembering the Shamrock. You will be transported back to the glamour and elegance of that time on what is sure to be another magical evening, while paying tribute to this remarkable Texas landmark, gone, but not forgotten. Mr. Philip F. Anschutz will be awarded the Museum’s Buck n’ Ball award at the Gala. Mr. Anschutz has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as “one of the world’s 100 greatest living business minds” as well as a Fortune 500 businessman and philanthropist. Tickets are available at


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The 2019 Lone Star Rally Rumbles into Town The Progressive Lone Star Rally returns to Galveston Island ThursdaySunday, October 31st-November 3rd! Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from across the nation will roll into town for four days of non-stop music, shopping, and eating, multiple bike and car shows, and so much more... all, for free! Locals and visitors alike will be treated to views of the coolest paint jobs and most decked out custom rides on two, three, and four wheels. Car shows, including a special Slingshots round up, begins on Thursday and continues throughout the event on Pier 21. On Friday, some of the most hilarious ridingaction can be seen at the Bike Rodeo Games taking place at Beach Central Park, where riders will compete in all types of rodeo-style games to win the coveted ‘Games Champion Belt.’ On Saturday, the Ride-In Custom Bike Show, also at Beach Central, will showcase the passion of amateur bike builders who’ve poured their hearts and souls into customizing their rides. Downtown, motorcycle enthusiasts will thrill to the steady parade of custom paint and tricked out builds along the Strand all weekend long. And also, at the 3rd Annual In-Motion builders invitational will be staged at Hendley Green Park at 21st and Strand, where 10 of the nation’s hottest builders will compete to win a $10,000 purse. For the best views of all the rides along the Strand, single day and weekend-long VIP Passes are available for purchase on the website. Pass holders get exclusive access to balcony venues along the Strand, complimentary munchies, private bars, and air-conditioned comfort. Musical entertainment at this year’s Lone Star Rally features four huge nights of headliners! American rockers Hinder, will perform Thursday night on the Progressive Stage at Beach Central Park, followed by the bombastic rock tribute act Hairball. Lou Gramm, the original voice of Foreigner, will perform with supergroup Asia featuring John Payne on Friday night; and on Saturday night, Montgomery Gentry will take it country. Both concerts are scheduled for 9pm on the Progressive Stage at Beach Central Park. On Sunday afternoon, the legendary Charlie Daniels and his band will take the Budweiser Stage Downtown at Saengerfest Park beginning at 2pm. Both stages play host to free concerts day and night throughout the rally. For the latest event information and updates, “like” the Lone Star Rally on Facebook, download the free smartphone APP at Google Play or the Apple Store or, visit

Live Music

Saengerfest Park, located in Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find free familyfriendly fun as the days (slowly) begin to cool off. Saengerfest Park is a small, square park located on the corner of 23rd St. and The Strand in Galveston’s Historic Strand District. Saengerfest Park is known for having a large, playable chess set, a large compass that can be used as a seat, a colorful iconic Galveston wall mural, a huge beach chair offering photo opportunities, wooden benches, an old-fashioned London-style phone booth, and a stage used for festivals, movies, and concerts. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies the first Saturday of each month May-October beginning just after dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to set up a blanket or chair.

Galveston Graveyard Tour

Take a historic walking tour of Galveston’s oldest cemeteries. Learn about the history of the cemeteries, burial practices, and the stories of those buried there. See the graves of Galveston’s most famous citizens including Menard, Williams, Childress, Miss Bettie, and more! Their stories include murder, suicide, and city hauntings. These will be held every Friday and Saturday in October at 9pm and 10:30pm. Purchase tickets at

Budweiser Stage

Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand Blvd., Downtown Thursday, October 31st

• 2pm: The Merle Travis Band • 4pm: Zach Tate • 6pm: ZZ3 • 8pm: Piedmont Boys • 10pm: Bobby Friss

Haunted History Tour

Explore Galveston’s haunted history with a driving ghost tour in a van! Drive by historic places and hear the stories of the people who lived and died there. Haunts on the tour include Ashton Villa, Menard House, Williams House, Bishop’s Palace and more! These tours are held every Friday and Saturday in October at 6pm and 7:30pm. Purchase tickets at

Friday, November 1st

• 2pm: Zach Tate • 4pm: The Merle Travis Band • 6pm: Stone Senate • 8pm: Miss Intent • 10pm: Bobby Friss

Saturday, November 2nd

• 12:30pm: Gethen Jenkins • 2pm: Zach Tate • 4:30pm: Stone Senate • 7pm: Bobby Friss • 10pm: Highway To Hell

Sunday, November 3rd

• 12 noon: Creed Fisher • 2:30pm: Charlie Daniels Band • 4:30pm: The Merle Travis Band

Progressive Stage Beach Central Park, 2102 Seawall Blvd. Thursday, October 31st

• 1pm: Gethen Jenkins • 3pm: Miss Intent • 5pm: Stone Senate • 7:30pm: Hinder • 10pm: Hairball

Friday, November 1st

• 1pm: Gethen Jenkins • 3pm: Creed Fisher • 5pm: ZZ3 • 7:30pm: Highway To Hell • 9pm: Lou Gramm

Saturday, November 2nd

• 5pm: ZZ3 • 7:30pm: Creed Fisher • 9pm: Montgomery Gentry

One free movie remains for the season: • October 5th: “Goosebumps” (2015) Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month May-October, 6-9pm. These free concerts are a great family-fun event. Dancing is highly encouraged. One free concert remains for the season: • October 12th: 30i (Rock) Events are presented by Mitchell Historic Properties and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more info go to saengerfestpark.

At Galveston Children’s Museum:

October 12th, DaVinci Day 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.” For years, Galveston Children’s Museum has served as the backdrop for your family’s memories. They are proud to have been a part of these precious moments both then and now. Share your photos from over time with the world, and receive a Children’s Museum tote while supplies last. Enter your photos at The Galveston Children’s Museum is located at 2618 Broadway St., Galveston. New fall hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. For more info go to or call (409)572-2544.

DaVinci Day to be Held October 12th

Leonardo DaVinci was perhaps the original “Renaissance Man”– a particularly brilliant person with expertise in many fields. Galveston Children’s Museum (GCM) believes there is brilliance in all of us and wants to help develop the DaVinci in you! Please join for the second annual DaVinci Day on Saturday, October 12th, 10am-5pm, on the grounds of the Galveston Children’s Museum. This is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness featuring local builders, artists, educators, students, crafters, tinkerers, and hobbyists seeking to share their creations and ideas. DaVinci Day attendees will explore hands-on activities and use their imagination to create something unique. Tickets are now available. For more info go to davinci-day/.

October 8th (4-7pm)

Family Free Night

Come by for a night of family fun for the whole family! Visitors will gain free admission for the entire family.


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Coast2Soul Open Mic Poetry Night Join at The Proletariat for an Open Mic night of poetry. All ages are welcome. Come out and share your work with open ears and open hearts, or come out and listen to poets to share their work with you. Each Open Mic will he hosted by different people each session. There is no cover and sign-in begins at 8pm. Scheduled are: • October 1st: Amyna Dosani • October 15th: Jonathon Brown • November 5th: Joya Polk • November 19th: Christina Martinez • December 3rd: Brandon Shatter • December 17th: Swan The Proletariat is located at 2221 Market St., Downtown Galveston.

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October 5th (9am-4pm): EEHDA Fall Garden Tour Come out and enjoy six of the East End’s most beautiful gardens on the Fall Garden Tour. The Tour includes an expanded Craft Market and a Silent Auction, featuring original art, yoga lessons, and a week in beautiful St. Croix, and much more. You won’t want to miss it! Tickets are now available at Tom Thumb’s Nursery located at 2014 45th St., or you can purchase them online at Wristbands will be Will Call at the Cottage at 1501 Postoffice the day of the tour. October 8th (6-7pm): Free SMART Family Literacy Party at The Spot - This free SMART Family Literacy PARTY will be held upstairs in The Spot banquet room. Celebrate your favorite character such as Pete the Cat, Clark the Shark, or Charlie. Come dressed as your favorite character! This is perfect for children from birth through age 8 and their parents. There will be free healthy snacks served by The Spot, free books in English and Spanish for children, educational fun, and hands-on arts and crafts. The Spot is located at 3204 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. October 12th (11am-3:30pm): Bark-tober - Come on down to Haunted Mayfield Manor to help support the Galveston Island Humane Society. You’ll be able to meet some of the loving dogs and cats looking for their forever home and 10% of every purchase will be donated to The Galveston Island Humane Society! This is hosted by Haunted Mayfield Manor, 2313 Harborside Dr., Downtown. October 19th (all day): Advocate Special Needs Walk for Freedom will be held along the Seawall beginning at 61st street and walking to Pleasure Pier. Everyone can register at All ages are welcome for this special cause. October 21st (6pm-2am): Mayfield Paranormal Investigation - Mayfield is a building full of things that go bump in the night! Come investigate Galveston’s only year-round haunted house and see for yourself if Haunted Mayfield Manor is really haunted. This is a perfect place for paranormal investigations. Join the fun for your own ghost adventure! Mayfield Manor is located at 2313 Harborside Dr, Downtown Galveston. October 25th (10pm-2am): Galveston Vampire Pageant - For the second year in a row, Galveston Lantern Tours is raising money for The Galveston Resource Crisis Center by hosting the Galveston Vampire Pageant at Soundbar! All vampires and spectators must be 21 & over. There will be raffles during the event, and the first prize is $500 cash. Register at

October 25th (6-10pm):

Mini Monster Bash Join the fun at 11am-4pm at Saengerfest Park. There will be games, face painting, and a costume contest. Costume contestants will compete for cutest, scariest, and most creative for age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11 years old. Overall Best Costume will be for ages 0-11. The Bash is free to the public and includes Trick or Treat Stops at local businesses throughout Downtown Galveston. The costume contest will begin promptly at 2:30pm. For more info call (409)7614111 or email cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp. com. Saengerfest Park is located at 2302 Strand St, Downtown Galveston.

October 26th (6-10pm): Costumes and Cocktails at the Toujouse Bar-Win a Weekend Getaway - The Tremont House invites you to stop in at the Toujouse Bar for Costumes and Cocktails. Wear your best Halloween garb for a chance to win a weekend stay in a luxury suite at the Tremont House. As part of the fun, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour and complimentary treats. All guests in costume qualify for the drawing with any purchase. This offer is only available at the Toujouse Bar. The hotel will notify the winners on Monday, October 28th. This will be held at Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, Downtown Galveston. This is free to attend. October 27th (9am-1pm): Comedy at the Island Pier Club - Come out to this 5 Star Dive Bar for a fun night of comedy on stage with Dan Hornstein, Mike Sanchez, Nick Bermea, Rene Diaz, and David Nunez. Island Pier Club is located at 1702 Avenue O, Galveston. There is no cover charge. November 8th-10th (10am-4pm): Oni-Con Artist Alley - This annual event is huge and tons of fun! Come out to Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, to join the fun. For more info and tickets go to November 9th (9am-5:30pm): Christmas Open House at Tom Thumb Nursery - Save the date for this beautiful annual Christmas Open House filled with holiday spirit, snacks, and more at Tom’s Thumb Nursery, Landscaping & Boutique, 2014 45th St., Galveston. No tickets are needed, this is free to attend. November 11th (10am-4pm): Veterans Day - All Military Free! This Veterans Day, all Veterans and Active Duty Military members will receive FREE admission to the Ocean Star Museum, located on Pier 22 on Harborside Dr., Galveston.

October 23rd (6-9pm)

The Art of Saving Sea Turtles

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Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference – Take 2 The 2nd Annual Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference (GIFF Con) is a 4-day event (October 4th-7th) that will include panel discussions, screenings of feature and short films, and networking opportunities with creative minds from all walks of life. The four-day festival will screen films in three categories - short, feature, and documentary - at Moody Gardens 3D Theatre, providing filmmakers and attendees a first-class state-of-the-art experience to watch fresh, innovative, and creative contents from filmmakers around the world. At Riondo’s Ristorante on The Strand, informative seminars and networking gatherings will focus on diversity in the entertainment industry, ways to better integrate technology, and how the entertainment business landscape has changed to provide more opportunities, and give attendees an opportunity to relax, collaborate, and educate. The celebrity ambassador for the film festival is actor/director/producer Antonio Fargas, internationally known for his work in television and film. The conference also will showcase the production value of the island and surrounding areas, and connect like-minded entertainment professionals. Everyone will experience the diverse culture of beautiful Galveston Island, the embodiment of the American vision of unity. The schedule for events are: Friday, October 4th, all events will be held at Riondo’s Ristorante Downtown. Registration begins at 4pm. At 5-6pm, is an Executive Meet & Greet. Come and meet the executives and industry guest and kick-off the festival with a BANG! At 6pm, the Mingle Express Networking Event will allow creative minds to get together through a speed networking event. At 8-10pm, there will be a special Screening of “Kild TV” featuring Dan Braverman. Saturday, October 5th, all events will be held at Riondo’s Ristorante Downtown. At 10am, registration begins with festival pick-up and tickets. At 10am, a Business of Entertainment Series: Behind The Scene will be held featuring Jacqueline King-Howell and Shelton Jolivette. Come learn from this Producer/Director/Actor the process of producing her directorial film “White Pickett Fence.”At 11am-12 noon, the Business of Entertainment Series: Sound & Screen will feature Gary Foster. Learn about the various career opportunities in the music and film sound industry. The afternoon starts at 1:30pm, the Business of Entertainment Series: Attorney, Agent & Manager featuring Jalene Mack, Monae Nichols, and Jasmine Long will be held. Come hear the best in the industry on how all three work for your benefits. This will also cover contracts, copyrights, what an agent does, ‘when do I need a manager,’ the various types of agents, and much more. At 2:30pm, the Business of Entertainment Series: Film & TV Careers featuring Andre’ Hilton, Amir Valinia, Justin Bower, Melody “Rusty” Moss, and Yankie Grant will be held. Learn about the various career opportunities in the industry. At 4pm, the Business of Entertainment Series: Scholastic Opportunities featuring Gary Foster, Theresa Dowell-Vest, and Todd Duplantis will be held. Get information on how to get started, the various role opportunities, the importance of training, and much more.

A Unique Tour of the Texas Coasts:

Matagorda Raptor Tour

You don’t have to be an experienced birder to enjoy this tour! Your guide will be spotting and identifying the birds that you see, and making sure that you have as much time as you like to enjoy watching them, learning about them, and photographing them. This trip is fun and relaxing, and a great way to enjoy nature with friends and family. October 26th (7am-5pm), the Matagorda Raptor Tour will be held. This special birding tour from Galveston to Matagorda and back has a focus on raptors. This is an amazing time of year to see raptors, and you have the potential to see a dozen species on this tour including Burrowing Owls, Bald Eagles, Crested Caracaras, White-tailed Hawks, and many more. You will also enjoy seeing other coastal specialties along the way such as Brown Pelicans, Reddish Egrets, Tricolored Herons, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. You will take a break for lunch mid-day (cost of lunch not included.) You may want

At Artist Boat This Month:

The Beauty Of Fall Bird Migration

In the evening Saturday, starting at 7pm, Special Screening of the 2018 Encore: The Best Films from 2018 Festival will be shown. Sunday, October 6th, all events will be held at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston. At 8am, registration with festival pick-up and tickets begins. At 9am, Series 1 Screenings will take place. Come see the selected films for 2019 year. Movies showing are “Life of Mosquito,” “Give & Take,” “The Drone,” “Rumspringa” and “Shaholly.” At 11am, Special Screening special guest Greg Carter, Director, will speak and then will show his movie, “Fifth Ward.” The afternoon kicks off at 2pm with Series 2 Screenings of the movies “Apex– Maiden Voyage” and “At Arm’s Length.” At 4pm, Series 3 Screenings will show “Help,” “Passport,” and “Karma.” Evening screenings will be 8-10pm, with Series 4 Screenings of “Skin: The Movie,” “Follow the Arrow,” “Random Knowledge,” and “Temptation of Saint Francis.” Monday, October 7th, all events will be held at Moody Gardens. At 9am, registration begins with festival pick-up and tickets. At 9-10:30am, the Series 5 Screening of ”The Next Kill” will be shown. At 11am-12 noon, the Business of Entertainment Series: Technology features Super 78, Paul Washbburn, and Steve Rosolio. Come and learn what new technology is busting the industry-wide open. The afternoon kicks off at 1:30pm with Series 6 Screenings of “Who is Martin Danzig,” “A Touch Too Much,” “Homecoming,” “Brain Engagement,” and “A Ghost in Her Eyes.” At 3:30pm, the Business of Entertainment Series “Film Galveston” features Sherrill Hilton and Bryan Kuntz. Come and get information about filming in Galveston. At 5-6pm, the final Awards Ceremony will be held. Find out who would win Best Film for the Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference. Tickets for VIP Executive, for all four days all-access, is $150; Producer Pass for one day all access are $75; screening sessions are $10-$35, and the Entertainment panels are $20. Tickets are available at Galveston Island Film Society (GIFS) SDH Production is a Galveston, Texas-based company that strives to produce the highest quality entertaining programming, promote true talent, and give a voice to a diverse community. SDH Production is also creative, inspirational, and entertaining, giving audiences a magical experience and an alluring place to escape their everyday lives. For more info, go to, email, or call (409)210-9817. to bring snacks and drinks. Registration deadline is October 24th at 5pm. Cost is $100 for 16 years old and up. Tour participants will ride in air-conditioned comfort in a car or passenger van, where they will be able to get close views of the birds without doing a lot of hiking. These field trips are perfect for those who want to stay out of the weather but still want to enjoy nature, and for those with limited mobility. Details on the meeting location will be provided with your registration confirmation. Parking is free unless otherwise noted. Private tours to these and other locations are also available upon arrangement, including groups or families with younger children. For more info email or call (832)3728236.

Artist Boat’s mission is to promote awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. Artist Boat is thrilled to have served over 100,000 participants and to have conserved 690 acres of land on Galveston Island. Artist Boat was founded in 2003 with the purpose of protecting our Gulf Coast through land conservation and fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark creativity, awareness, and action. They want everyone who experiences our Gulf Coast to value and protect its natural beauty. Since its inception over 100,000 participants have helped bring 40,000 students to estuaries by kayak, foot, or vessel; created over 50+ public artworks for campuses and communities; conserved over 600+ acres on west Galveston Island forming the Coastal Heritage Preserve and creating a place for the future Gulf Coast Environmental Education Center; restored over 50 acres of dunes and prairies to assure recovery of these ecosystems following Hurricane Ike; formed the Bucket Brigade comprised of a Marine Debris Task Force, interpretive tours, beautified buckets for trash, recycle centers, and more on Galveston beaches; and provided a 1,000+ teachers with professional development and place-based curriculum for the classroom.

Float the Boat 2019

Save the date for Float the Boat 2019, the annual Artist Boat fundraiser and gala. This year, Artist Boat celebrates its 15th birthday Saturday, November 16th, 6-9:30pm at The Trolley Station, 2021 Strand, Downtown Galveston. The event will include a plated gourmet dinner, live music by Dwight Wolfe & Alligator Handshake, beer, wine and signature cocktails from Del Papa, gourmet plated dinner by Sysco, prepared by Buck’s, live & silent auction, an ocean-themed masquerade costume contest, a viking sea kayak raffle, and more surprises to come! This year’s theme is “shapes of the sea.” This year’s event will be honoring the West Galveston Island Property Owners Association, a long time supporter of Artist Boat. WGIPOA’s mission is to preserve and protect the Gulf and bay shoreline and the quality of life as the west end continues to develop. Purchase tickets at Sponsorships are currently available. You can purchase Raffle tickets at

Fall Bird Migration in Full Swing

The Edward and Helen Bird Observatory, located at the corner of Stewart Road and Settegast on Galveston Island, is open and with fall migration in full swing, this is a wonderful place to view all kinds of birds. It is open from dawn until dusk, Tuesday through Saturday.

Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier:

Saturday Night Halloween Movies 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 Tickets are available for Walk-On only (no rides), Single Rides, All Day Ride Passes, and Weekend Pass for three parks at tickets.


October 10th (10am-8pm): Galveston Appreciation Day will take place where all-day ride passes will be $15.99. This is in conjunction with the

DaVinci Day: Imagination Meets Invention!

Join Artist Boat to paint another beautiful trash barrel at the Galveston Children’s Museum’s DaVinci Day. Artist Boat is thrilled to attend this family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness featuring local builders, artists, educators, crafters, tinkerers, and hobbyists seeking to share their creations and ideas. DaVinci Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 12th, from 10am-5pm. More information and tickets are available at davinci-day/.

Kayak Tours

Several different kinds of kayak tours are available. Kayak tour schedules are available at Eco-Art Kayak Tours, Coastal Heritage Preserve, Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve, East End Lagoon, Cypress Swamp, and Armand Bayou Nature Preserve tours are available. For a daily schedule of available tours go to the website.

More Events

October 17th, November 7th, December 5th (9am-12 noon): Volunteer Open Work Day Develop a sense of purpose by Volunteering with Artist Boat at the Coastal Heritage Preserve! Build connections, learn something new, and meet new people while having fun outdoors! At a Volunteer Workday you can help preserve and restore the native coastal prairie ecosystem. Activities might include planting native grasses, laying down seeds, taking care of our native plant nursery, removing or treating for invasive species, and more! This is held the first and third Thursdays in Galveston at the Coastal Heritage Preserve. Events are open to the public but you must RSVP to the Habitat and Stewardship Program Manager at October 24th (9-11am): Sea Citizens Orientation - Where’s your heart? Sea lover? Land lover? Bird lover? Join Artist Boat for their upcoming Sea Citizen Orientation. Whether your interest is in restoring habitat, educating the public with Bucket Brigade, or Public Kayak Adventures, helping with events and outreach, or helping with the day-to-day tasks that keep Artist Boat’s office running, there is an opportunity for you.. Orientations are held at the Artist Boat office, 2627 Avenue O in Galveston. Come see what opportunities are available. You must RSVP to this event. Harvest Moon Regatta at 2pm. October 11th-14th: Scout Weekend - There will be discounts for scouts with $17.99 All Day Ride Passes ($2 donated back). October 26th (3-9pm): Halloween Party - Bring the kids out for a ghostly good time with discounted ride tickets, trick or treating, costume contest, activity corner, movies, and more.

October: Halloween Movie Nights

Saturday nights in October, drop by for spooky fun and Halloween movies. Movies schedule are: • October 5th: “Hotel Transylvania,” shown at dusk • October 12th: “The House With A Clock In Its Walls,” shown at dusk • October 19th: “Goosebumps 2,” shown at dusk • October 26th: “Coca” and Halloween Party • 13


Book Signings This Month at Galveston Bookshop

Galveston Bookshop is located Downtown Galveston at 317 23rd Street, Galveston. For more info call (409)750-8200 or go to

Saturday, October 5th (2-4pm): “Legacy of the Early Gulf Coast Cowboys” by Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton

Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing with returning authors Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton and their look into the origins of the cowboy mythos, by way of the early cattlemen of the Texas Gulf Coast. The story of the original cowboys of the Gulf Coast salt-grass prairies began long before Stephen F. Austin established a colony in the area and invited settlers to join him. It began with dispossessed farmers and nomadic cattle herders from as far away as Scotland, Nova Scotia, and Africa. These cowboys and cattlemen lived a life far removed from the glamorous accounts that Hollywood would have us believe. Originally, their trail drives took them east to New Orleans during the Civil War years, and later north along trails with names like Chisholm. It has even been said that the mystique of the cowboy of the Wild Wild West owes its existence to these cowboys of the Wild Wild East. Many of them - with names like Broussard, Butler, Campbell, Dick, and White - established farms and ranches that grew into family enterprises that make up the fabric of these coastal-prairie communities today. Some of the formerly enslaved also established homesteads in an area now preserved as The 1867 Settlement. This book blends historical research into the origins of these men and women, with personal anecdotes and stories from their descendants to create a very readable tale.

Saturday, October 26th (2-4pm): “GalveStorm 1900: A Story of Twin Flames” & “The Voices of the Descendants” by Ervin Mendlovitz

Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing with Ervin Mendlovitz and his two books focusing on Galveston’s 1900 storm, a novel and a collected oral history.

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“GalveStorm 1900: A Story of Twin Flames” is set in Galveston, Texas. This is the story of Uri Petrokov, a Russian immigrant, and Genevieve Parker, a beautiful, independent-thinking young Texas woman who is far ahead of her time. As successful as Uri has been, partnering with his brother Peter in the print business and thus living the American Dream, he remains unfulfilled nonetheless, until the day Genevieve walks into the shop. The struggles the young couple must endure to be together, including prejudices in the community and within Genevieve’s own family, test the limits of their love. Meanwhile, another storm is brewing, quite literally. On a Saturday in 1900, Galveston is taken by complete surprise when a hurricane unexpectedly devastates the port city, nearly sweeping it from the face of the Earth. The resulting cataclysm changes the young couple’s lives forever. “The Voices of the Descendants: Stories From the 1900 Galveston Storm” is a compilation of stories primarily told by the descendants of those who experienced the 1900 storm, many never before presented publicly. Black and white photos from private family collections are included. Ervin Mendlovitz, O.D., lives in San Antonio where he has a private optometry practice. His own experiences as a minority in Texas helped inform the narrative in this story of immigration, love, and natural disaster.

Friends Of The Rosenberg Library:

Annual Used Book Sale October 3rd-5th

Come shop among the thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, CD’s, DVD’s, records, and sheet music. This sale, organized each year by the Friends of the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, highlights educational and entertaining selections of children’s books, Texana, cookbooks, art, all things nautical, military, treasures, travel, media, sci-fi, textbooks, and books on religion. 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Library to acquire new materials. The sale will be October 3rd, 5-8 pm. October 4th, there is a members-only time then 12 noon-6pm it is open to the public. The sale will conclude on October 5th, 10am-4pm. Rosenberg Library is located at 2310 Sealy St., Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854, ext. 129; or go to or

At Rosenberg Library This Month:

October Overflowing With Events

Rosenberg Library is located Downtown at 2310 Sealy St., Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854 or go to All events are free and open to the public.


Every Monday (11am-12pm): Paws to Read Beginning readers practice his/her skills while sharing stories with Oliver, the book-loving dog. He’s friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the therapy dog who is accompanied by a handler. Register at the children’s reference desk. Wednesdays through November 27th (10am): Storytime - This is a playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more, planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat. Every Saturday: Saturday Storytimes - This fun time is all about your favorite books, shared aloud in the Children’s Department on the first Saturday of every month. October 16th (4:30-6pm) and November 20th (4:30-6pm): Drop-In Virtual Reality - Kids and families are invited to step into the new world of virtual reality through the lenses of the Oculus Rift computer headset. Recommended Ages 6 and up. Tuesday, October 22nd (4-7pm): Drop-In Harry Potter Night of Wizardry Year 3 - Celebrate Harry Potter’s 3rd year during this magical night. Costumes welcome!

Teens (For ages 13-18 years old)

October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (2-5 pm): Teen Tabletop RPG - Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons! Space is limited, but come enjoy the story even if you can’t play. October 4th (4:30-5:30pm): Y.A.L.L. Meeting For ages 13-18 only, 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! October 11th (4:30-5:30pm): Teen Gaming - For ages 13-18 only, come play a huge variety of board games – from Pandemic to Sherriff of Nottingham – or try out virtual reality with games like Beat Saber and others. October 18th (4:30-5:30pm): Fandom Discussion & Debate Club - For ages 13-18 only, discuss and debate with other teens about various subjects and fandoms! There will be new topics every month.

October 25th (4:30-5:30pm): Anime Club - For ages 13-18 only, this club is all about pocky, soda, and anime! October 30th (4:30-7pm): Halloween Party - For ages 13-18 only, dress up in a costume, listen to spooky music, tear open candy balls to snag what’s inside, and watch the old-school scary movie, “The Ring” (PG-13).

Adults (For 18 years and over)

October 1st (4:30-6pm): Adult Anime and Manga Club - Be a part of the first Rosenberg Library Adult Anime and Manga club! October’s selection is Naoki Urasawa’s “Monster.” Join for an icebreaker, the anime, and crafts. Tasty refreshments will be served. No registration required. October 8th (4:30-5:45 and 6-7pm): Coastal Crafts - Day of the Dead “Sugar” Skulls with Artist Annette Kinslow - Join as we prepare for Halloween and Day of the Dead by decorating plaster “sugar” skulls! Using everyday craft supplies, such as paint pens, sequins, beads, feathers, and glitter, Galveston artist Annette Kinslow will lead us in creating our own unique smiling skull friends. Register at the reference desk (second floor) or call (409)763-8854, extension 115. October 10th (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. October 17th (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! October 18th (10am-5:15pm): Genealogy Lock-In - Join the Genealogy Network of Texas for a day of live genealogy webinars! This will be held in the Wortham Auditorium, 1st floor. Call (409)763 - 8854 ext. 117 for more information. October 18th (10am-12 noon): Reconstructing History - Why is learning and sharing the full story important? And where can we start? This will be held in the Wortham Auditorium, 1st floor. Call (409)763-8854 ext. 117 for more information. October 22nd (6-7pm): Rosenberg Library Adult Book Club - Join the NEW Rosenberg Library adult book club! For October our title will be “The Outsider” (2018), by Stephen King. Come enjoy some tasty refreshments and delve into our months title. Tell us what you liked, and didn’t like, and make suggestions for our December book club choice. October 24th (7:30-8:45pm): Galveston Lantern Light Tours presents Galveston Ghost Stories Join Alicia and Gina, the Ghost Girls of Galveston Lantern Light Tours, on a journey through Galveston’s epic past. Hear the haunted tales of our island and the resident ghosts that call Galveston home! Meet in the Fox Room on the 4th Floor. No registration required, refreshments will be served.


At G. Lee Gallery This Month:

Featured Artist Gay Paratore on Exhibit Plus Workshops G.Lee Gallery is located at 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)3707350 or go to October 5th (9:30-11:30am): Learn Still Life Painting - Learn how to paint the Still Life in an easy to learn way. October 5th (11am-1pm): Alcohol Ink Workshop with Dianne Duggan - Dianne Duggan’s popular alcohol ink workshop is back! Offering artists at all levels - including beginners - the opportunity to create art like no other. Alcohol inks are a liquid alcohol-based ink that comes in a delightful array of extremely vivid colors. This is a two hour workshop. Supplies are included. Class cost is $60. Take home a beautiful 8” x 10” completed painting and one painted tile coaster. You will be inspired to create many more. Your Instructor, Dianne, has over 20 years of experience in the art world and the photography industry as an airbrush artist, photo restorer, and advertising agency artist and illustrator. October 12th (12 noon-9m): A Little Bit of Everything at ArtWalk - Gay Paratore’s adventuresome spirit has taken her on an adventure through every type of art expression. An award winning water colorist, Gay likes to paint her inspirations in oil, pastels, print making, weaving, ceramics and jewelry. You are invited to come meet the artist. October 19th (12 noon-3pm): “Oppy, Twyla and B.B. Wolf” - The fun is not over. Whimsical rhyming books for children, written and illustrated by George Douglas Lee will be explored. While helping to teach your little ones to read, join us for an afternoon of fun and good memories. November 9th-13th (9am-5pm): Brushes By The Beach Plein Air Contest - This is open to any artist using the Plein Air technique. Art must be painted on Galveston Island during the event time frame. The early-bird entry deadline is November 5th. Go to for complete contest rules. Paint one day or every day on Galveston Island for eligibility. For more information or to sign up visit George Douglas Lee Gallery. The November Plein-Air Watercolor Contest benefits both Artist Boat and The Humane Society.

At Galveston Arts Center This Month:

Gerardo Rosales “Undercover” Opening at Galveston Arts Center

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houstonbased artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. Rosales explores issues of class, race, gender, and immigration to expose social inequalities experienced by immigrants coming from Latin America to the United States. His paintings include rich colors and patterns that juxtapose the harshness of the wilderness of the tropics with domestic imagery. His works mix conflict with playfulness as a means to exaggerate reality with irony. The exhibition will be on view through January 5th, 2020. Also on view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day” in the main gallery on the first floor. In GAC’s second-floor galleries, the exhibition “Exchange Rate” is on view through October 6th. The exhibition features artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.


October 12th, November 30th (6-9pm): ArtWalk - For over 25 years, the Galveston Arts Center has organized ArtWalk on eight Saturday evenings each year in the heart of Galveston’s historic district. ArtWalk takes place inside existing art galleries (both commercial and non-profit) and other spaces such as cafés and shops that showcase rotating art exhibits. One of the Galveston Arts Center’s largest programs, ArtWalk supports our arts community and connects a diverse assortment of local places to see, learn about and purchase original art. For more info, locations and more, go to October 20th (2-4pm): Hand Lettering Workshop - Just in time for Halloween parties and treat bag decorating, Bekah Guedry of My Creative Buzz will lead this one-day workshop in hand-lettering, complete with a spooky stylistic brush calligraphy. This is suggested for adults and kids ages 10 and up. Class cost is $15. is saddened to report George Lee’s recent passing. We will miss your ongoing Every Tuesday (6-8pm): Ceramic Studio - Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative spirit and creativity throughly. Rest in Peace dear soul! 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. Fees are $50 for two sessions or $75 for four sessions. Join at any time! The Galveston Art League Gallery is located at Every Wednesday (6-8pm): Life Drawing Studio 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston. For more info - Drawing the human figure from a live model is go to GalvestonArthe foundation of nearly all studio art programs. If you have an interest in portrait painting, character Houston design, comics/manga, game design, illustration, photographer animation, fashion design, medical illustration, or Troy Knight is the just learning to “see” like an artist, this is for you! Featured Artist Sessions are $15 and 3-month are $100. for October at the Galveston Art League Gallery. About a dozen of his Every Tuesday (4:15pm): Art Club for Kids - Art photos, some taken locally and others from as far Club at GAC lets creative kids in grades 3-8 (or away as Asia, will be for sale this month and during about ages 9-14) build their skills in drawing, the night of ArtWalk on October 12th. painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more. The Knight has snapped photos since age 18, when Fall Semester cost is $180 or $150 for members. he was stationed in Korea with the Army. “I use my camera every day to capture the essence of a culture, Every Wednesday (2:30pm): Art Club for Homeschooled Kids - Art Club at GAC lets the spirit of a landscape, and the heart of a story. creative kids in grades 3-8 (or about ages 9-14) It is a joy to know that some of my pictures have build their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, emotionally touched others.” printmaking, and more. The Fall Semester is $180 For more info go to or $150 for members. and by calling (409)938-1671.

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At Galveston’s Own Farmers Market This Month:

An Abundance of Goodies at The Market

October 25th-27th in Historic Downtown Galveston:

Galveston Island’s 38th Annual Island Oktoberfest This year’s festival kicks off Friday evening, October 25th from 5-10pm, and continues Saturday, October 26th from 11am-10pm. Galveston’s premier fall festival, the 38th Annual Island Oktoberfest, expands to include for the first time ever, a special Sunday morning German Polka Church service to be held outside under the big tent! The service will begin at 10am, and the 38th annual Island Oktoberfest will then conclude at 12 noon, following a Fellowship hour after the church service. This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two stages, an expanded menu of authentic German food and libations, Cake Wheel, shopping for fine arts, crafts, and gifts in the historic 1860 Lyceum, a lively auction, more fun contests, beer and wine events, and fun, family children’s activities plus much more. Island Oktoberfest will be held on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie, in historic Downtown Galveston. Admission is free. German costumes are encouraged. This year, festival-goers can look forward to more of everything … that is German! Island Oktoberfest, hosted by First Evangelical Lutheran Church and co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company, will open Friday evening with themed Bier Garten venues - featuring a variety of both German and domestic brews and a variety of German-style wines. Again this year, Oktoberfest will feature special beer and wine tasting events paired with a delightful array of appetizers. In addition to great music and dancing, there will be superb food including smoked sausage, bratwurst, knockwurst, and “Wurstabendessen”a sausage dinner comprised of German-style and Polish-style Wurst with all the traditional German side dishes. This special German Dinner will be available both Friday evening and on Saturday. For a sweet finale, homemade Helmut’s strudel (freshly baked on-site) will be offered, in addition to a variety of tempting homemade desserts - specially prepared by congregation members from recipes handed down from generation to generation, and additional popular festival treats! The historic and beautifully renovated circa 1860 Lyceum will again be open Friday evening and from 11am on Saturday, with vendors showcasing exceptional hand-crafted arts, crafts, and gift items for those festival-goers eager to get a head start on holiday shopping. Because Oktoberfest continues to be one of the vendors’ most enjoyable and popular venues, regular attendees can look forward to shopping at their long-time favorite booths - each featuring holiday and other special gift items. Proceeds from Island Oktoberfest will benefit First Lutheran’s community outreach programs – including FeedGalveston and ‘Fanfare! Lutheran Music Academy.’ For more information, visit, call (409)762-8477, or follow the event on Facebook at “Island Oktoberfest.”

It’s Time to OPA!

Galveston Greek Festival The Island goes Greek for the 37th Annual Galveston Greek Festival, October 12th-13th, when the Greek Community hosts their annual party at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Ball (Corner of 19th & Ball), Downtown Galveston. What sets this event apart is that the food is made on-site by parishioners, most of whom are professional chefs, or incredible cooks in their own right. Fresh ingredients are used in the centuries old recipes, much to the delight of all visitors. The Greek plate consists of pastitsio, meatballs, dolmades, olives, salad, cheese, and bread for $16. Other items sold ala carte include souvlaki, gyros, dolmades (meat and vegetarian), salad, olives and cheese, tyropita, and spanakopita. Prices range from $4 to $8. A meal is not complete without a pastry or two, and selections include baklava, kourambiedes, paximadia, koulourakia, and a few new pastries that will debut at the event. All foods and pastries are available to go. A featured beverage is FIX beer, the “Bud of Greece” for generations; as well as Mythos Beer, which has won numerous awards for its flavor and remains a favorite of the European market. Served ice cold, both are sure to win the favor of those attending the Greek Festival. Greek wines have been paired to compliment the dishes being served. Returning by popular demand is the King of Bouzouki, Alex Kalos, who will perform with his band throughout festival; and the Greek Dancers who will perform every two hours. Church tours will be led by Father Stelios Sitaras. Imported merchandise and food products from Greece will be available for purchase at the community gift shop and at vendor booths. An inside-outside event, the festival is rain or shine. There is no admission to attend the festival; however, a small donation is appreciated and proceeds benefit the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. Food and drink tickets are sold in $2 increments. Come for a visit and stay for awhile! The Greek Festival hours are Saturday 11am-8pm, and Sunday 12 noon-6pm. There’s no party like a Greek party! Rain or shine - don’t miss it. For more info go to

At The Kitchen Chick This Month:

Halloween “Spookies” Cookies Cooking Classes The Kitchen Chick, Downtown Galveston’s charming boutique kitchen shop, offers specialty gourmet kitchen wares and accessories, plus a full schedule of enticing cooking classes. Kitchen Chick is located at 2402 Market St., Downtown. 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 Classes are: • October 5th (11am): Holiday Macaron Magic • October 6th (1pm): Halloween Sugar ‘Spookies’ • October 11th (6:30pm): Tacos & Tequila • October 20th (11am): Halloween Sugar ‘Spookies’ with Royal Icing 16 •

• November 7th (6:30pm): Soups for Sweater Weathe • December 7th (11am): Holiday Macaron Magic • December 8th (11am): Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing • December 8th (3pm): Texas Christmas Cookies with Royal Icing • December 14th (10am): Sweater Weather Brunch Party • December 15th (11am): Sweater Cookies • December 20th (6:30pm): Bottoms Up Boozy Holiday Cooking

Every Thursday 3-6pm and Sunday 9am-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. It is always free to browse and most events are FREE to participate. At the market, there will be: • Live music • A chance to learn more about The Bryan Museum • FREE recycling with Keepin’ It Green: Every week, they accept your clean, rinsed recyclable plastics, glass, aluminum, and paper/cardboard. KIG comes to pick it up every week aftermarket. • FREE family-friendly activities sponsored by partners like Rosenberg Library, Galveston Island State Park, Galveston Island Humane Society, etc. • “BYOC” - bring your own cup. They have eliminated single-use cups for the free Sunday morning coffee station and Thursday water station. Support the initiative by cleaning out your cupboards and donating unwanted mugs to market for others to use. • The Thursday market features the Bryan Museum’s “Wine at the Bryan” weekly. • Every Sunday (10am): Yoga Classes - These classes are led by local yoga teachers. All classes are free to attend. • Every Third Thursday (3-6pm): Thirsty Thursdays is held every 3rd Thursday wherein Galveston Island Brewing donates beers first-come, first-serve to market customers! You can shop, sip and stroll the market while exploring the museum grounds and buying local foods.

At Galveston Island Brewing:

Hoist Your Stein, It’s Time For Oktoberfest

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The taproom is open seven days a week, MondayThursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)7407000, go to, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston. Events are: Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse.

Foodie Events

October 10th (6-9pm): Sip & Shop Shopping - It’s time for the annual Downtown Galveston Sip & Shop! Start your holiday shopping early with a visit to Downtown for tasty libations, great shopping, special deals, free parking and more! Merchants all over Downtown will be participating. October 23rd (12 noon-11pm): 4th Annual Out to Eat for Education - Make a commitment to go Out to Eat on October 23rd, the same day as the BHS Homecoming Parade! Funds will be raised by restaurants contributing a percentage of their food sales generated on that date and will support GEF

Special events this month are: October 6th: Voter Registration Booth at the Market October 13th: Drag Queen Story Hour - Enjoy stories read by Drag Queens Kymber Devine and Athena Sapphire plus enter for book giveaways every hour! October 19th (9am): GOFM Fall Volunteer Orientation & Party - The new and current GOFM Volunteers (for all our programs like Market days, Young Gardeners Program, Real Food Project & beyond) are invited to this annual 2019 Fall Volunteer Party! October 20th: 7th Annual Birthday Bash GOFM is turning SEVEN! Help them blow out the candles on another fabulous year at The Bryan Museum, and enjoy a premiere screening of “Why I GOFM” at 10am, the reveal of the winning 2019 T-shirt Design, Taste the Market with the Seventh Day Adventists, Pet Princess Tulip the Market Bunny & more to be revealed! October 27th & 31st: Halloween Shenanigans On October 27th, bring the kids (or the kid in you) to be a part of the spooktacular costume parade through the market, get your face painted by the fabulous Mel Black, pet Princess Tulip the Market Bunny, and vote for the best dressed vendor! October 3st: Halloween Shenigans Part 2 -Stop by dressed in a gourd-geous costume and receive a free GOFM sticker at the GOFM Info Booth plus, enjoy The Bryan Museum’s Trunk or Treat in the parking lot. October 25th (5-7pm): Indian Cooking Class 102 - Students will take home new recipes, eat a menu of delicious dishes & share a laid-back time with food-loving folks. Tickets are $5 and available at Adults only. This class will be held at Galveston College Culinary Academy Kitchen (4015 Avenue Q, the culinary lab is located close to the corner of 41st and Avenue R.) October 19th (12 noon-12 midnight): Oktoberfest - This annual super fun event is always the party of the year! Oktoberfest at Galveston Island Brewing is an all day free event filled with food and dance, commemorative stein sales, muffaletta eating contest, costume contest, stein holding competitions, and of course, Oktoberfest beer specials. Slide into those lederhosen and lace up your dirndl dress, they are throwing down German style at the brewery! The Shrimp and Stuff food truck will be selling traditional German food like Jaegar Schnitzel, Bratwurst on a Bun, Bavarian pretzels and more. German music and dance from Auf Geht’s will be held 2-5pm. Galveston Island Brewing authentic 1-liter flip top ceramic steins are on sale now ($60) and on the day of the event. There will be a Muffaletta Eating Contest sponsored by Maceo Spice and Import Company at 3pm ($10 per entry). A Costume Contest will be at 4pm. Show up on the dance floor in full Bavarian flair or in another Oktoberfest related costume in order to participate. There will be a Women’s (5pm) and Men’s (5:30pm) Masskrugstemmen (stein holding) contest. It is $10 to enter. More details are on the event page on Facebook. Free to attend. and its Grants to Teachers and Schools program, which provides resources directly to educators to implement innovative learning strategies in GISD classrooms. You can support the event simply by dining out at a participating restaurant. A list of restaurants is available at If you are a restaurant owner or manager interested in signing up, please email



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I was 8 or 9 years with Anitra Jay. old at the time. As I grew up, I eventually started to Where are you from, and how long have you been embrace it and they gave me opportunities to lead playing music? songs and do solos. I distinctly remember trying to Anitra: I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. I’ve do solos and our organist would completely stop been playing music professionally since 2011 when I playing and give you a mean look if you went out first embarked on music as a career. However, music of key even if you were in the middle of the song. has always been a part of me since I was a young girl. Having that happen to you a couple times in front of I grew up singing in the choir at my church. So my a live audience was super embarrassing. So I started musical style is rooted in Gospel. listening to tapes of other Gospel singers and would Who is in your band, and what does everyone play try to mimic them. I also started listening to Whitney or contribute? Houston, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Sade, Michael Anitra: I sing and play guitar, and I perform with Jackson, and basically any music I had access to. my husband Rob, who is a percussionist. Luckily my Dad had a sizeable record collection that Describe your style of music, your sound, for kept me busy. That’s when music took hold of me. someone who has never heard you. Was there a point in your life where you decided Anitra: We are very lively and upbeat. Our music that playing music was going to be your career? Tell us is a whimsical mix of soul, pop with jazzy highlights. the story of how that decision came about. And who are We perform original music and well known cover some of your key influences? tunes as well, with our own soulful twist. Anitra: In 2009 I had gotten laid off of my Your music is described as “pure soul” and “a sultry corporate job. If you remember, that was during an poetic mix of R&B, soul, and gospel.” What does that economic recession. People were getting laid off at mean to you personally? my job left and right. The day I got laid off, I realized Anitra: In New Orleans, where I grew up, any I needed to do something different with my life. I event was an opportunity to listen to music and have this song on my “Keep the Faith” album called dance. Even at funerals, we have what’s called the “Opposite Side of Life.” It talks about following all Second Line. Historically, the second line was the the plans and doing everything right and still going crowd behind the friends and family of the deceased. nowhere. Well, I had become jaded with the idea They formed a marching line where they danced to of working a conventional job because I put a lot the beat of a brass band. Today, a Second Line doesn’t of effort into that job. I spent a lot of mental energy necessarily have to be for a funeral. They just do these trying to navigate office politics. There were many Second Line Parades routinely throughout the year long days and sleepless nights trying to hold down as well as for weddings, receptions, parties, and other that job. And one day you walk in to work and they get-togethers. Where I’m from, music is ingrained hand you walking papers. I was angry. I started in every aspect of life. It has heart and soul. I take all questioning my entire life and my decisions and I that as my own inspiration incorporating this essence came to one conclusion. I decided to do what I really into the feelings behind my vocals and the overall wanted to do all along - be a musician. I pulled out emotions behind the music. My personal experimy guitar that I had as a hobbyist and got to writing. ences, interest in poetry, love for R&B music, and I wrote and wrote and wrote. Before I knew it, I had my roots in Gospel come together to create this fiery enough material for a full-length album. So I rented blend of music coursing through me. a room in my apartment clubhouse, invited friends Describe a live show for someone who hasn’t had and family, and performed those songs and a few the honor of seeing you. covers to a live audience. It was a soft-launch into Anitra: My favorite shows to perform are house music. Audience reaction was my determining factor concerts and listening rooms where the atmosphere to decide if I would continue down that path. It was a is intimate. That’s where my audience can truly get to hit! So I recorded the songs and that became my first know me and my music. For example, you might get album. pulled into the show because we do a lot of improviMy influences are Lauryn Hill, India.Arie, Sade, sation and interact with our audience. Songs are Bill Withers, KC and the Sunshine Band, Earth

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Wind and Fire, Miles Davis, Raul Midòn, and many others. What has been the biggest challenge to overcome being a musician? Anitra: You have to develop a few layers of thick skin when you’re putting your heart and soul out for public consumption. You get a lot of rejection in this business. Rejection from music snobs, rejection from industry gatekeepers, and even rejection from your own family, unfortunately. It’s especially tough with art because it’s so intangible. I’ve come across people saying no to me simply because they couldn’t ‘feel’ my music. “I’m just not feeling her,” was the exact words, in fact. Ultimately, I’ve had to overcome the idea of rejection. Just not worrying about what critics have to say. I’ve had to learn to be okay with people’s opinions. I’ve had to learn to focus on my own goals and desired outcomes instead of what other people want. I’ve had to get comfortable with being uncomfortable for the sake of evolving into what I’m supposed to be. How does the songwriting process happen for you, and what influences you as a songwriter? Anitra: My original songs are about the human life experience, relationships, emotions, things we go through on a day-to-day basis. I write about loss and triumph. Music is incredibly healing. There are emotions that go unspoken in our space, and music gives those emotions a place to express and exist. Being a songwriter is about so much more than rhyming and putting words to music. Songwriting is a strategic expression of thoughts and feelings that resonate in harmony with our spirits. So my songwriting process consists of capturing the feeling behind the words and figuring out a way to describe that feeling through words and song. It can start with just me strumming along on my guitar, or something that has happened to me or someone I know, or I can wake up out of a dream with the chords and words already written for me. It all depends on what season I’m in. Tell us about getting on HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters.” It sounds totally cool. Anitra: It truly was a wonderful experience! Rob and I set out on a quest to lower our living expenses and live a minimal lifestyle so we can focus on music. A big factor in that was reducing our housing costs. That sparked our interest in tiny homes. We connected with a producer for Tiny House Hunters at a convention, and before we knew it, we were auditioning for a TV show on a major network. Filming was soon underway. The show followed us as we toured a handful of homes to purchase. It aired in May of 2017 on HGTV. Ultimately, we decided to build one ourselves. That experience was truly life changing. We had no construction experience at all. It’s kind of radical what we did as I think back on it. Ultimately, it taught us to believe in ourselves and to not be afraid to do unconventional things. What is your favorite song to perform and why? Anitra: “I’m Still Here” is an original song and it’s my most favorite to perform because the message is strong and inspiring, plus it’s upbeat. And I created a little ‘second line’ dance of my own that audience members can follow and dance along with. The song’s message is about conquering life triumphantly.

It’s about celebrating the fact that after all you’ve been through, you’re still here fighting on. What advice would you offer people who are just starting out, either individually, or as a band? Everyone has a “first day.” Anitra: My advice for people just starting out is to assess your personal goals. Determine what success means to you first. Then figure out a way you can realistically achieve that. Also, business and marketing is a big aspect of being a musician. Focus on learning how to effectively market and promote your brand and learn how to run a business. If you can do those two things you have a fair chance at making it. What piece of music equipment can you simply not live without? Anitra: My guitar for sure. I work out my own emotions by just humming and strumming on my guitar a lot. Being able to play my guitar means more to me than just being a performer. I’d be playing my guitar whether I am a professional musician or not. And our five questions that we ask everyone - 10 years from now, what would you like to be doing? Anitra: 10 years from now, I’d love to have a music venue of my own and take a more active role in celebrating music and art in my local community. I’d also love to travel to foreign countries and do something impactful with my music on a global scale. If you could open up for any band right now, who would it be? Anitra: I would love to open for Jill Scott! I saw her at the Essence Festival in New Orleans and I was blown away by her stage presence and authority. She has an old-school vibe with a modern glow. I think my music could complement her well. Any big announcements, big gigs, new music, etc? Anitra: I’m working on releasing my next album, “Work in Progress.” It’s about accepting life as a process and using challenges and discouragement as a way to grow and evolve to your higher purpose. I’m hoping to release that in the next few months. I’ve been working on this album for years. It’s been a work in progress in itself. Is there anything else you would like people to know about you? Anitra: A big part of my newest project, “Work in Progress,” is committing to dig deeper to find your own inner strength. We’re discussing purpose, values, and individual meaning. If you’re interested in being a part of my “Work in Progress” project, join the crew at There, you can sign up for the latest updates, pre-order the album, and make your own work in progress commitment. Anyone you want to thank or acknowledge? Anitra: I especially want to acknowledge my husband. He’s my biggest fan and I am grateful we can work together on this music journey! I also appreciate my friends and family for having my back. I also truly appreciate my supporters! I wouldn’t be here without them. The people who support my music are vital to my career and their support not only impacts me personally, but the progress of independent arts in our community as a whole. Where can people find you online? Anitra: My website is You can find me on Facebook at and Twitter at I’m also on YouTube. Any last words? Anitra: I hate to sound like a cliché, but I encourage everyone to follow their dreams and to embrace your passion with commitment and drive. We each need everyone to be actively working in their true purpose. That’s how we can change the world. • 17

To list your band’s or venue’s gigs here, shoot your dates to: Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Playground patio Bar & Grill - Micky Galveston Live Sound Wednesday, Hobbs, 5-8 October 9th 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey Music Gig Guide The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, Tipsy Turtle C., 8-1 - Live Music, 6-9 Friday, October 4th

23rd Street Station – LU/X, 6-12 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Warehouse- Chad Bishop & Jeremy Parsons, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Friday’s Band, 7:30-12:30 B. Jiggers – Turning Point, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, 12-4 The Grand - Million Dollar Quartet, 8pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Island Pour House - The Ukuladies, 6-9 Mod - Sergio Trevino, 6-9 Old Quarter - Jason James, 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern - Texas Memories, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Tipsy Turtle - Live Music, 6-9 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1

Saturday, October 5th

23rd Street Station – Mike Sueiro, 9-12 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Warehouse - Jason Crabtree, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Bernard Pierre, 7:30-12:30 B. Jiggers – Flashpoint, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Blu Boutique -Keith Neubauer, 3-7 Bubba’s On The Strand - Jaredd Reed, 12-4 Drunken Monkeyz - The Brush Poppers, 8-12 Flip Flops - A Sure Thing, 7-10 Galveston Country Club - Boo Schaaf, 6:30-9:30 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Island Pour House - Lightning Rob Balderas, 6-9 Mod - Salty Sounds, 7-9 Playground Patio Bar - Stranded Band, 9-1 Poop Deck - The Feel, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern - Blue Louie, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Instigator, 9-1 Tipsy Turtle -Live Music, 6-9 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1

Sunday, October 6th

23rd Street Station – Sing ALong Sundays, 4-8 Albatross – Blue Louie, 3-6 Blu Boutique - Channing Sall, 12-4 Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, 12-4 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Old Quarter - Jason Miller, 8-12 Playground Patio Bar & Grill - Mickey Hobbs, 5-8 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Jim Duff, 7-11

Monday, October 7th

The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Island Pier Club - David Richardson,7-10 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2

Tuesday, October 8th

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The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Falcon Eddy, 8-12

7:30-11:30 Hearsay on the Strand - Live Music, 5-7 Old Quarter – Tex Renner, 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Geoff Fish, 7-10 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Denny Norris, 8-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1

Thursday, October 10th

Monday, October 14th

The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Island Pier Club - Geoff Fish, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2

Tuesday, October 15th

23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 Albatross - DC Karaoke, 9-12 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, 7:30-11:30 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand - Chris & Gwen, 4-8, Jaredd Reed, 9-12 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter – Tex Renner, 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 Tremont House – Leah’s Ensemble Du Jour, 6-9

The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 The Proletariat - Open Mic, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Falcon Eddy, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2

23rd Street Station – Dave Thomas, 9-12 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Warehouse - Live Music, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Friday’s Band, 7:30-12:30 B. Jiggers – A Sure Thing, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, 12-4 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Island Pour House - Ryan K Bishop, 8-12 Mod - Emma Bordelon, 6-9 Old Quarter – Nick Nance, Heather Little, Chris Moyse, 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Prohibition Red’s - Scott Maxwell, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Kerry Williams & Clayton Adams, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Tipsy Turtle - Salty Sounds, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – Brandon McDerrmont Band, 10-1

The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, 7:30-11:30 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand - Chris & Gwen, 4-8, Jaredd Reed, 9-12 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Brightwire, 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 – Leah’s Ensemble Du Jour, 6-9

Friday, October 11th

Wednesday, October 16th

23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, 7:30-11:30 Hearsay on the Strand - Live Music, 5-7 Playground Patio & Grill - Geoff Fish, 7-10 Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1

Thursday, October 17th

Friday, October 18th

23rd Street Station – Kirk Hale, 6-9 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Warehouse - Live Music, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Friday’s Band, 7:30-12:30 B. Jiggers – The Secret Party, 9-1 Saturday, October 12th 23rd Street Station – Gary Graham, 9-12 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Brewchachos - Ojos Rojos, 7-11 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, Warehouse - Amy & Me, 8-11 12-4, The Feel, 9-1 The Bar at San Luis – Bernard Pierre, Coastal Grill - Boo Schaaf, 6-9 7:30-12:30 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 B. Jiggers – Leslie Lugo Trio, 9-1 Island Pour House - Marina Rocksu, 6-9 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Mandy Blu Boutique -Cheryle Cawood, 3-7 Rowden, 8-12 Bubba’s On The Strand - Samy Jo, 9-1 Galveston Country Club - Boo Shaaf, 6-9 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Island Pour House - Catherine Stroud, 6-9 Rum Shack - OrangeFox, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Milkbone, 9-1 Mod Coffeehouse - Lyda Plummer, 7-9 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Ron Rost, Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 9-1 Tipsy Turtle - Live Music, 7-10 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, Saengerfest park - 30i, 6-9 6-10 Sharky’s Tavern – Hamilton Loomis, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Yaga’s – Live Music, 10-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Saturday, October 19th Stuttgarden – So/Below, 9-1 23rd Street Station – Clay Howell, 9-12 Symposium Brewpub - Yoria, 8-12 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Tipsy Turtle - Live Music, 7-10 Warehouse - Live Music, 8-11 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, The Bar at San Luis – Bernard Pierre, 6-10 7:30-12:30 Yaga’s – Live Music, 10-1 B. Jiggers – Level One, 9-1 Sunday, October 13th Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Blu Boutique - Jason Crabtree, 12-4 Albatross – Huligans, 3-6 Bubba’s On The Strand - Jaredd Reed, Blu Boutique - Rodney Haines, 12-4 12-4 Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, Galveston Country Club - Boo Schaaf, 6-9 12-4 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Island Pour House - Paul Hartwell, 8-12 Jam, 1-4 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Wood & The Grand - Evelyn Chen, 4pm Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Wire, 8-12

Poop Deck - Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sharky’s Tavern - Stranded, 9-1 Stuttgarden – Under The Bridge, 9-1 Tipsy Turtle - Live Music, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Little Outfit, 10-1

Sunday, October 20th

Albatross – Jason Crabtree, 3-6 Blu Boutique -Adam Heatley, 12-4 Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, 12-4 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hearsay on the Strand - Just Duet, 11am Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Playground Patio Bar & Grill - Live Music, 5-8 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, 8-1 Rum Shack - A Sure Thing, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Jam, 7-11

Monday, October 21st

The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Island Pier Club - Jason Crabtree,7-10 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2

Tuesday, October 22nd

The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sealy Pavilion - Galveston Beach Band, 7-10 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Falcon Eddy, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2

Wednesday, October 23rd

Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Shaun Micheals, 9-1 Tipsy Turtle - Card Castle Deluxe, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Bart Crow, 10-1

Saturday, October 26th

23rd Street Station – Mike & Jayme, 9-12 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Warehouse - Samy Jo, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Bernard Pierre, 7:30-12:30 B. Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Blu Boutique -Marina Rocks, 3-7 Bubba’s On The Strand - Jaredd Reed, 12-4 Galveston Country Club - Boo Schaaf, 6-9 The Grand - Sir James & Lady Jeanne Galway, 8-10 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Island Pour House - Larry Blumstedt, 8-11 Mod Coffee - Jim Presley, 6-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - The Mighty Orq, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern - The Brush Poppers, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Blake Jackson, 9-1 Tipsy Turtle - Salty Sounds, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Live Music, 10-1

Sunday, October 27th

Albatross – David Joel, 3-6 Blu Boutique -Bobby Territo, 12-4 Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, 12-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Nick’s Pool Bar - Poison Ivy, 7-11 Rum Shack - Sonic Seduction, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Jim Duff, 7-11 Woody’s - Beggars Union, 3-7

23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, 7:30-11:30 Hearsay on the Strand - Live Music, 5-7 Playground Patio & Grill - Geoff Fish, 7-10 Monday, October 28th Rumors – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 9-1 7-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Island Pier Club - David Joel, 6-9 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Nick’s Pool Bar - DJ Nonstopp, 2-8 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Thursday, October 24th Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 7:30-11:30 Tuesday, October 29th B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 7:30-11:30 Bubba’s On The Strand - Chris & Gwen, B. Jiggers – Music Bingo, 8-9, Karaoke, 4-8, Jaredd Reed, 9-12 9-12 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Caleb Caudle, Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic with Falcon Eddy, 8-12 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Playground Patio & Grill - David RichWednesday, October 30th ardson, 7-10 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 23rd Street Station – Laura Magers, 6-9 9-1 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 7:30-11:30 Hearsay on the Strand - Live Music, 5-7 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Playground Patio & Grill - Geoff Fish, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Ensemble Du Sharky’s Tavern – Jim Duff, 9-1 Jour, 6-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Karaoke, 9-1 Friday, October 25th 23rd Street Station – Dave Thomas, 9-12 Tremont House – Lee & Mel, 6-9 Thursday, October 31st 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Warehouse - Live Music, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Toletino, The Bar at San Luis – Friday’s Band, 7:30-11:30 7:30-12:30 B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 B. Jiggers – The Rikki’s, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Blu Boutique -Jason Crabtree, 3-7 Brewchachos - The Brush Poppers, 7-10 Bubba’s On The Strand - Chris & Gwen, Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, 4-8, Jaredd Reed, 9-12 12-4 The Galvez - Bryan Guevane, 5:30-9:30 Fill’er Up - Calamity Janes, 8-12 Island ETC Theatre- Burt Wills, 7pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Island Pour House - Jeremy Young, 6-9 Lone Star Rally: Budweiser Stage Mod Coffee - Cheryl Cawood, 7-9 The Merle Travis Band, 2pm Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - El Lago, 8-12 Zach Tate, 4pm Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 ZZ3, 6pm Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Bobby Friss, 10pm

Lone Star Rally: Progressive Stage Gethen Jenkins, 1pm Miss Intent, 3pm Stone Senate, 5pm Hinder, 7:30pm Hairball, 10pm Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - John Evens, Lew Card, 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 Tremont House – Leah’s Ensemble Du Jour, 6-9 Woody’s - Matt Begley, 3-7

Friday, November 1st

23rd Street Station – Kirk & Mike, 6-12 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Warehouse - Live Music, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Friday’s Band, 7:30-12:30 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, 12-4 Fill’er Up - The Jason Custer Band, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Island Pour House - Emily Cole, 6-9 Lone Star Rally: Budweiser Stage Zach Tate, 2pm The Merle Travis Band, 4pm Stone Senate, 6pm Miss Intent, 8pm Bobby Friss, 10pm Lone Star Rally: Progressive Stage Gethen Jenkins, 1pm Creed Fisher, 3pm ZZ3, 5pm Highway To Hell, 7:30pm Lou Gramm, 9pm Mod Coffee - Kevin Anthony, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe - Jana Pochop & Shawnee, 8-12 Playground Patio & Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern - The Feel, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tipsy Turtle - Live Music, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Live Music, 10-1

Saturday, November 2nd

23rd Street Station – Dave Thomas, 9-12 3 Doors Down in The Peanut Butter Warehouse - Live Music, 8-11 The Bar at San Luis – Bernard Pierre, 7:30-12:30 B. Jiggers – Live Music, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand - Kidd Six, 9-1 Galveston Country Club - Boo Schaaf, 6-9 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Lone Star Rally: Budweiser Stage Gethen Jenkins, 12:30 Zach Tate, 2pm Stone Senate, 4:30pm Bobby Friss, 7pm Highway To Hell, 10pm Lone Star Rally: Progressive Stage ZZ3, 5pm Creed Fisher, 7:30pm Montgomery Gentry, 9pm Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern - Zach Tate, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tipsy Turtle - Salty Sounds, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Live Music, 10-1

Sunday, November 3rd

Bubba’s On The Strand - Micah Hanning, 12-4 Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm Lone Star Rally: Budweiser Stage Creed Fisher, 12pm Charlie Daniels Band, 2:30pm The Merle Travis Band, 4:30pm Sharky’s Tavern – Just Us, 7-11


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Galveston Island Guide October 2019 edition  

Events and things to do in Galveston, Texas.

Galveston Island Guide October 2019 edition  

Events and things to do in Galveston, Texas.