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April 6, 2018 • Issue 4, Volume 7

Published the First Friday Every Month

The Tall Ships® are Coming to Galveston

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The Grand Kids Festival Third Coast Music Festival, Comes to Downtown 40 Bands, 50 Shows

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Things to Do

» The Grand Kids Festival to be Held Saturday, April 7th » Art of Poetry at GAC With Poet John Harn » Upcoming at The Bryan Museum: After Hours Thursday, Wine in the Garden & GOFM’s Special April Events » Yappy Hour Held at Porch Cafe » Body Space’s Yoga for a Cause » Tall Ships® Are Coming! April 5th-8th, Set Sail For A Maritime Festival » At The Grand: Sophia Loren, “Amazing Grace,” “Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6” & Blood Sweat & Tears in Concert » Titanic Pub & Trivia Crawl with Dash Beardsley’s Ghost Tours of Galveston » Tours of the Month: Living Dead & Graveyard Tours » Crazy Cajun Weekend & Live Music on Pleasure Pier » Mysticatz, A Friendly (& Haunted) Downtown Must-See » Galveston Children’s Museum: The Once Upon a Time in Neverland Fairytale Ball » “Maskology” at Family Days Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum » 11th Annual Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit Conference May 4th with Monica Lewinsky » Galveston Island Brewing: Music, Fun, & Much More » April 20th-21st: “One Earth, One Choice” Encourages Change: Earth Day with Movies, Yoga, and Keeper Chats » April 21st: Community Wide Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup » 3D & 4D Movies at Moody Gardens This Month » FREE Family Movies & Concerts at Saengerfest Park » View Tall Ships Aboard M/V Baysmart Express, Kayak Excursions & Meet a Mariner Day at Sea Scout Base » “HAIR,” America’s Peace-Love Culture at Island ETC » Clay Cup Studios Spring & Summer Camps Promise Creative Fun plus Turtles About Town » Trivia Night at Sharky’s Tavern

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To Do The Grand Kids Festival to be Held Saturday, AprilCelebrate 7th with The Grand on

Upcoming at The Bryan Museum:

After Hours Thursday, Wine in the Garden & GOFM’s Special AprilThe Events Bryan Museum is located in the historic

Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St. Set in an exquisite Renaissance Revival-style building April 7th - a day filled with non-stop surrounded by beautiful landscaping in a historic performances and art activities. The neighborhood, The Bryan Museum is an oasis in 23rd Annual Grand Kids Festival is the heart of Galveston. set to be held 10am-5pm, located on Regular tours are a great introduction to the Postoffice Street in Galveston’s hisMuseum. You will be guided through all of the with a cast of 50 area students for a week prior to toric downtown Cultural Arts Dispermanent galleries where you will learn about the the Festival and then presents them in two pertrict between 20th and 23rd St. history of the West, the collection, and the historic Admission to the festival, inflatables, pony formances on The Grand’s historic stage. An open building. Tours are given (no reservations needed) rides, and a variety of additional activities are free audition will be held on Monday, April 2nd. Those at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Tours are included in to the public. auditioning should arrive at 4:30pm and plan to price of Museum admission at no additional cost. Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, stay for the full two hours. Some students cast Tickets are $14 for adults, seniors, students, the Festival is recognized as one of the Gulf in the show will be asked to stay for a rehearsal and military are $10, children 6-12 are $4 and Coast region’s premier family spring events and is immediately following the audition. children under 6 are free. The museum is open designed as an avenue to introduce children and New this year is Kupira Marimba, offering Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, and closed Montheir families to the arts. The festival offers live high-energy joyful music which is a foot stomping, day-Tuesday. For more info call (409)632-7685 or entertainment on four outdoor stages, as well as heart pounding, hand clapping experience for the go to on The Grand’s stage indoors, and features over whole family. Galveston’s 40 activity booths - each showcasing a variety of Andyroo And The Andyrooniverse is the prounique, hands-on activities for children and their Own Farmers ducer/singer/songwriter behind “Andyroo and families to enjoy. Market the Andyrooniverse.” He has been a featured This year, there will be a Storytelling Tent. Every Thursday performer on Radio Disney AM 1590. Andrew This intimate performance tent offers a variety of (3-6pm) has delighted kids of all ages at the Smithsonian Storytellers, from “Mother Goose” to readings by and Sunday local children’s authors - complete with milk and National Museum of Natural History and more. (9am-1pm) Storyteller Sue Kuentz, and Hide Out Thecookies - perfect for storytime! Galveston’s Own The Grand Kids Festival will also present per- atre will perform improv shows. Donovan And Farmers Market formances by Texas Commission on the Arts tour- Rebecca will perform acrobatics. Kurt Gillins Steel & Wine in The ing roster artists, as well as performances by area Drum Group, The Magic Of Bubbles With Austin’s Bryan Gardens school groups and regional artists on outdoor Bubble Man, Flower Crowns Artisan tent are new - Join the fun stages. this year as well. in the beautiful Banner Design Contest is open to students in Returning are crowd favorites United FreeConservatory area grades K-8.​The 2018 Banner Contest theme is style Stunt Team, Bits ‘n’ Pieces Puppet Theatre and botanical gardens as Galveston’s Own Farmers “Pirates!” Create your banner design showing your will present “Aesop’s Fable - The Dinosaur And Market (GOFM) brings locally grown produce, favorite pirate design (pirate flags, ships, treasure The Ant,” Marsha’s Petting Zoo & Pony Rides, prepared foods, and edible farm products to resichest and more). For additional information on the Banner Design Contest, please call (409)770- TCA Touring Artist Toni Simmons and Artist Dru dents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. The Woods, Critterman, Razz Ma Tazz, Tipi Tellers, market features all the goodness that you’ve come 5066 or email All winand the Magic Twists Balloon Artist. to expect at the market, plus the added charms of ners from each grade category will paint their Vendors include The Pink Company, The Dia- the Bryan Museum courtyard. For more info and designs on actual banner material for display on per Doughnut, Mooseum Ice Cream, Madmax to see what vendors will be at each market, go to Postoffice Street. A highlight of the entertainment offered each BBQ, Yummy 4 UR Tummy, Refill Station, and Tropical Cowboy Steak. Special events that sometimes take place include year is a musical adaptation presented by MisFor more information on The Grand Kids Fes- Friends of Rosenberg Library Book Sale, Galveston soula Children’s Theatre as part of a theatre residency. Presenting “Treasure Island” this tival, please visit the festival website at GrandKids- Arts Center drawing, painting, sculpting lessons, year, Missoula Children’s Theatre works live music, Sunday Yoga in the Market, Plant Sale & Pot-Your-Own-Plant Station, and more. April 22nd - GOFM’s Celebrates Earth Day and will feature a Kids Corner sponsored by Galveston Arts Center, spring plant giveaways with GOFM’s Young Gardeners Program (veggie transplants grown from seed by the 3rd and 4th graders in our program), Tom’s Thumb Nursery giveaway to Held every Thursday, April 5th-September 13th, 5:30-7pm, first 100 customers (plants, seeds, tools, clothing, come to this ongoing workshop with poet John Harn at Galveston Art Center, 2127 Strand St., Galves- etc.), Yoga with Taylor, and the unveiling of ton. Are you currently writing poetry? Do you want to start? This weekly writer’s workshop is open “Ken Steblein Community Tent” in honor of to poets at all levels of experience. Class members will support each other with advice, strategies and GOFM’s beloved vendor and owner of “TexaSelect camaraderie to help each writer find his or her unique voice. Gardens” will be at 10am. Join any Thursday to start your 10-week class. New material will be covered every week. Open to Other Events anyone 18 or older. Tuition is $100 for 10 weeks or $90 for GAC members. All participants receive April 5th (5-7pm) - After Hours in the Museum 20% off subsequent sessions. The class is part Poetry Appreciation and part Poetry Writing, with a focus on free-verse, rather than - Get the inside scope on staff’s favorite collection pieces, enjoy beverages such as wine and beer poetry that follows form. Bring your new or very recent work. Class will follow a workshop format, with the goal of continuous writing, discovery, and improvement. (available for purchase in La Sirena), and get free

Art of Poetry at GAC With Poet John Harn

admission to select galleries. This is held the first Thursday every month. April 12th, 19th, 26th (3-6pm) - Wine in the Garden - In conjunction with GOFM, you are cordially invited to join Bryan Museum for a relaxing time and conversation with friends, family, and Museum staff. Wine, beer, and complimentary bar snacks will be served inside the Museum Shop. Please enter from the Guest Parking lot behind the Museum. This is held the second, third and fourth Thursday each month. April 19th (6:30-9:30pm) - “Tejas Libre” at the iconic Bayou Club hosted by J.P. Bryan and The Bryan Museum’s Delegados Associate Board present “Tejas Libre,” an evening of fine guns, superb spirits, and hand-rolled cigars. There will be live music and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Individual ticket price is $250. This event will feature collectors firearms, Tannenbaum Jewelers, Kelly Fleming Wines, Whitmeyer’s Bourbon, Karbach Beers, Briar Shoppe Cigars, and a very special auction of art and artifacts from the private collection of J.P. Bryan. Questions can be directed to (409)220-3025 or Amanda@thebryanmuseum. org. The Bayou Club is located at 8550 Memorial Dr., Houston.

April 14th (2-5pm)

Yappy Hour

This will be held at Porch Cafe, 1625 East Beach, Galveston. They’ve partnered with the Galveston Humane Society to help adopt some furry friends for this Adoption Event. Come hang out with some adorable dogs while having 1/2 price wine, beer, and appetizers, not to mention $5 Barkaritas and $5 Moscow Mutts. All dog adoptions are $25. For more info go to Porch Cafe on Facebook.

Body Space’s Yoga for a Cause

Do yoga with Courtney Peper, owner of The Body Space, and give back to the community! Join the cause Saturday, April 28th, 2-4pm, at The Body Space, 1415 45th, Downtown Galveston, where all proceeds will go to benefit the Young Gardeners Program (YGP) of the Galveston’s Own Farmers Market. The funds from this benefit will go towards supplies for curriculum and recipe preparation. The YGP believes that putting hands in the dirt, getting outside and thinking about our bodies, food access, seasons, and nutrition are all essential parts to raising healthy and happy young people. Their mission is to equip the youth with the tools and knowledge to build and sustain a healthy and happy ecosystem. The suggested donation for the session is $20. Make plans now to give back to the growing community! Sign-up is free. For questions or comments, email or call (409)762-2639. • 5

Tall Ships ® Are Coming!

April 5th-8th, Set Sail For A New Maritime Festival

For the first time, a fleet of tall ships will sail and race their way along the Gulf Coast to participate in the Tall Ships Challenge® Gulf Coast 2018 series of races and public maritime festivals. Kicking off this new event, Galveston Island will play host to the first stop of the 2018 challenge from April 5th-8th. Produced by Galveston Historical Foundation, in partnership with Tall Ships America, this family-friendly event will showcase Galveston’s rich maritime history through unique programming and the visiting tall ships. Tickets, ship information, and special event details are available at While in port, the ships will be open to the public for viewing, and many will feature dockside exhibits and lively interactions with crew. Each ship has its own educational program and mission, providing the public with a wide array of ways to participate and sail. In addition to touring the ships, visitors will also have the opportunity to embark on the ships for exhibition sails during the festival. Between each of the ports, the ships will race to the next event. The ticketed festival area of Tall Ships Challenge® will be held from Pier 20 – Pier 22 and Harborside on Galveston harbor. Additionally, programming on The Strand, immediately across the street from the festival, will occur throughout the weekend.

The ship tours are open to kids and adults. A separate kids area is open with activities from 11am-5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11am4pm on Sunday. Along with the festival of Tall Ships and tours, there will be live music, Cirque La Vie performances, comedy magic show, Sailor Chin Harvest beard and moustache contest, sword swallowing and juggling, family-friendly tattoo contest, Top Chef contests, The Stilt Lady, magic shows, and more.

Sail Away Excursions The experience at Tall Ships® Galveston isn’t complete without setting out on one of our participating day sail tall ships! Step onboard LYNX and WHEN AND IF for special day sails into Galveston Bay, twilight tours through Galveston’s historic harbor, or take part in the exciting Parade of Sail kickoff to the festival. Space is extremely limited for all sailing opportunities. Ages 4 and over are allowed onboard for sailing with ticket purchase. Live Music & Food The festival will welcome numerous acts on three stages over three days including Austin Parking & Water Taxi Rides Facial Hair Two main locations are available for general The festival parking with a scheduled shuttle between Club, Bilge Pumps, parking and the event entrance. Parking is $20 per Bruce Mancar, per day at 3402 Seawall and $12 per car, per ners, Cirque day at Stewart Beach. Spots are available beginning La Vie, Darat 9am daily at these locations. ryl CleveAlso, if you are looking for a unique way to Jackenter the main festival grounds, Texas A&M Uni- land, daws, Kevin versity Galveston (TAMUG) will be providing & paid parking for sail away reservations and guests Anthony G-Town, Kickin’ It Dixie, Nick Sharpe, The Pickwanting to travel to the festival grounds via water led Brothers, The Stilt Lady, The Marty Show, Tom taxi. Water taxi service is free on a first come / Kastle, and Tom Mason. first served basis and will run every 30 minutes Several food trucks will also be available between the main festival location at Pier 21 and throughout the festival. the sail away village at TAMUG. Special Events & Packages Parade of In addition to the festival special events will be Sail featured daily giving guests unique opportunities Tall to tour and interact with the visiting ships. Ships® Salute To Galveston will welSunset come visit- Party ing ships Toast with an the ending exciting of the day Parade of and beginSail down Seawall Boulevard on the afternoon of ning of the Thursday, April 5th. evening The Festival with tickets to the special Salute to Sunset party. Ticket holdFriday, Saturday, and Sunday the festival will ers will enjoy access to tour one of the participatbe open from 10am-9pm daily for ship tours ing tall ships after daytime tours conclude, com(onboard tours available from 10am-5pm), live plimentary craft beer, light hor d’oeuvres, and an music, vendors, and more. unmatched setting at the Texas Seaport Museum. Festival tickets are $10 admission or $20 admission that includes onboard tours for adults, Tickets are $50 per person, do not include festival admission, are only good for the day of purchase $5 or $10 for youth ages 7-12, and free for chiland are available online. These will be nightly dren 6 and under.

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When and If

Friday-Sunday, April 6th-8th at 7pm. Friday and will be held Friday, April 6th (9am-1pm). TickSaturday nights Kickin’ it Dixie will perform. Sun- ets are $7 for students and $10 for adults (1 free chaperone for every day The Bilge Pumps will take stage. 10 students). Ticket Captain’s Table Plankowner’s Dinner includes admission to Your presence is requested for an evening of the festival grounds, drinks, food and more at our exclusive Captain’s tours of 3 tall ships, Table night. Enjoy dining with the captains of our free bus parking, and festival Tall Ships, live music, an exciting live auc- a pre-visit packet for tion featuring original works of art from regional classroom prep. For artists, private access onboard one of our visiting more information or for Tall Ships, open bar, and much more. Tickets are School Day bookings, $250 per person and available online. Proceeds please contact Susan from this event go directly towards Galveston His- Vanderford at susan. torical Foundation’s 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, the vanderford@galvestonofficial Tall Ship of Texas. ELISSA will be sailing or (409)763from Galveston to Pensacola and New Orleans 1877 extension 1404. ® as part of the 2018 Tall Ships Challenge as the Tall Ships Top Chef Texas Gulf coast’s ambassador. Attire is nautical The galleys of the visiting ships aren’t strangchic, and your reservations also include a Saturday pass for admission to the festival and onboard the ers to good food and they have the chefs ready to prove it! Held at Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, ships during the day. this daily competition will feature chefs from four Harbor & Ship Viewing Tours of the fleet as they tackle a daily secret ingredient, See the visiting fleet from a totally different celebrity judges, and each other. The Tall Ships angle! Galveston Historical Foundation’s Seagull Top Chef Competition is supported by Kitchen II will take tours of the Galveston Harbor to show Chick and Randalls. off its rich history and offer guests waterside views Daily at 1:30pm, Chefs will be given mystery of the ships. Learn more about the histories of the ingredients to incorporate into a course to presvisiting fleet, view dolphins as you travel through ent to the judges. They will have thirty minutes the bay and maybe even catch a glimpse of the day and access to a pantry of ingredients to cook and sail vessels as they pass by. Photographers welplate their course. Judges will have 15 minutes to comed! Tickets available at taste each chef’s item and eliminate one chef. The • Daily schedules are $25 and will be April 6thremaining chefs will advance to the next round. 8th at 10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm, 2:15pm, The schedule is Friday: Appetizer Round, Satur3:30pm, 4:45pm, and 6pm day: Entree Round, and Sunday: Dessert Round. • Twilight Tours are $35 per person and will be Participating Festival Ships April 6th-8th at 7:15pm ELISSA (1877) - Galveston Historical FounTall Ship School Day dation brought ELISSA, an 1877 square-rigged Take your class on a journey to the past with iron barque, from a scrap yard in Piraeus Harbor, a field trip to historic Galveston harbor during the Greece to Galveston to begin restoration work in first ever Tall Ships® Galveston! You and your stu- 1978. By 1982, GHF staff and volunteers comdents will get to meet the fleet and learn about the pleted restoration and transformed this rare, hislife of a sailor aboard both traditional and modern toric vessel into a floating museum that would tall ships. Explore the vessels, enjoy the shows and actively sail. Today, ELISSA is one of only three local food vendors, and take in Galveston’s historic ships of her kind in the world to still actively sail downtown in this fun and educational event. This and welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually. She


also serves as the Official Tall Ship of Texas, a National Historic Landmark and a symbol of the Gulf Coast’s historic beginnings as a sea port and active waterfront. LYNX (2001) - In 1997 Woodson K. Woods embarked on a journey to build a privateer inspired by the original historic tall ship from the War of 1812 – The Privateer Lynx. His goal was to create a living history museum to educate children and adults alike about American history through active sail training aboard a real wooden sailing ship. What went into LYNX was not just wood, rope, brass, and canvas, it was something that goes far beyond history, ambition, inspiration, determination, and commitment. On July 28, 2001, in Rockport, Maine, Woods’ vision was realized. Past and present converged as Lynx was launched in a gala event ordaining a magnificent future on the high seas. The creation of LYNX embraces eternal truths: passion, sacrifice, perseverance, honor, and courage. Please note LYNX will be operating as a sail away vessel and not available for general tours. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY (2015) - SSV OLIVER HAZARD PERRY is the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the United States and the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years. The ship is named for US Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Perry led the first US naval victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie; War of 1812. Based out of Fort Adams, Newport Rhode Island, the ship features educational programs focused on growth with leadership development opportunities for students of all ages. Programming includes team building in the form of practical sail training as well as customizable leadership workshops. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY is 200 ft. in length with 7 miles of rope, 160 belaying pins, and 20 sails. OOSTERSCHELDE (1918) - The threemasted topsail schooner OOSTERSCHELDE was




About Tall Ships Challenge® THE ELISSA Tall Ships America’s Tall Ships Challenge® is an annual series of Tall Ships® races and maritime port festivals that rotates on a three-year cycle between the Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes, Pacific Coast, and Gulf Coast. These events celebrate our rich maritime heritage and traditions, and inform the general public about the transformative power of Adventure and Education Under Sail®. Coordinated by Tall Ships America in collaboration with local organizers, the Tall Ships Challenge® fleet will be hosted at festivals in four ports of call: Galveston, Texas (April 5th-8th), Pensacola, Florida (April 12th-15th), New Orleans, Louisiana (April 19th-22nd), and St. Petersburg, Florida (April 26th-29th). “The member vessels of Tall Ships America help young people develop confidence, competency, and courage through the authentic challenges and adventures of seafaring,” said Tall Ships America Executive Director Bert Rogers. “The Tall Ships Challenge® series is a celebration of our maritime heritage.” “Students and trainees will sail the ships the same way they were sailed in great Age of Sail,” added Rogers. “These races follow long-distance courses on the open ocean; the ships sail without built in 1918 as a sail-powered freighter. The ves- remaining representative of a large fleet of topsail using engines, all to promote goodwill through schooners that used to sail under the Dutch flag at friendly competition.” sel plied the European waters and was regularly seen off the coast of Morocco and on the Mediter- the beginning of the previous century. She is regFor more information about Tall Ships Ameristered as a monument by the Dutch Ministry of ranean Sea. In 1930, heavier and modern diesel ica or to learn how to sign aboard a tall ship, visit engines were placed, and the rigging was reduced. Culture. or contact Lori Aguiar at PICTON CASTLE (1928) - The PICTON From 1939 the vessel sailed under foreign flags or (401)846-1775. and underwent a drastic conversion in 1950 into a CASTLE is registered in the Cook Islands, in the modern coaster. In 1988, the OOSTERSCHELDE South Pacific, and is owned and operated by the Windward Isles Sailing Ship Company, Ltd. The was brought back to the Netherlands. The Rotship's mission is deep-ocean sail training and longterdam Sailing Ship Foundation took charge of the fundraising necessary for the financing of the distance education. Her North American homeThursday, April 5th port is Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The ship is a restoration of the vessel to its authentic condi• 2-4pm – Parade of Sail Welcome, Seawall completely refitted barque that observes the rigortion. The OOSTERSCHELDE is now the only Boulevard ous standards of Germanischer Lloyds for steelFriday, April 6th hulled Cape Horners. • 10am – Festival opens She is 179 feet overall, with a riveted steel • 11:45am – WHEN AND IF day sail departure hull, clear oiled-pine decks, steel masts, wooden • 1:15pm – LYNX day sail departure and steel yards, and carries 12,450 square feet of • 1:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure canvas sail. The PICTON CASTLE is a true work• 3:30pm – LYNX day sail departure ing tall ship. Sail trainees participate fully in the • 3:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure ship's operation: handling sails, scrubbing the • 5pm – Onboard tours close deck, taking a turn at the wheel, raising anchor, • 6pm – LYNX twilight sail departure hauling on lines, helping in the galley, going aloft, • 6pm – WHEN AND IF twilight sail departure and keeping lookout. • 7pm – Salute to Sunset Party WHEN AND IF (1939) - When General • 9pm – Festival closes George S. Patton commissioned one of America's greatest designers to conceive him a boat to Saturday, April 7th be built by F.F Pendleton of Wiscasset, Maine • 10am – Festival opens in 1939, he had the ultimate ambition in mind: • 11am – LYNX day sail departure "When the war is over, and if I live through it, • 11:45am – WHEN AND IF day sail departure Bea and I are going to sail her around the world.” • 1:15pm – LYNX day sail departure WHEN AND IF was a new idea: a yacht which • 1:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure would maintain all her classic beauty and hold • 3:30pm – LYNX day sail departure her own in recreational racing while being sturdy, • 3:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure comfortable, safe and luxurious enough to take a • 5pm – Onboard tours close family on the voyage of a lifetime. Early in 2012 • 5:30pm – Plankowners’ Captain’s Table Doug Hazlitt, well known in yachting circles, purDinner chased the WHEN AND IF with plans to return • 6pm – LYNX twilight sail departure the vessel to its original and Bristol condition. • 6pm – WHEN AND IF twilight sail departure Following an extensive two year restoration, • 7pm – Salute to Sunset Party she is back in all her glory and ready for you to • 9pm – Festival closes come and sail her away! Please note WHEN AND Sunday, April 8th IF will be operating as a sail away vessel and not • 10am – Festival opens available for general tours. • 11am – LYNX day sail departure VIP Festival Packages • 11:45am – WHEN AND IF day sail departure The Tall Ships® Galveston VIP package is your • 1:15pm – LYNX day sail departure • 1:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure best way to make sure you don’t miss any of the weekend’s incredible opportunities. Located on the • 3:30pm – LYNX day sail departure • 3:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure festival grounds and steps away from the pier and the visiting ships, this package includes everything • 5pm – Onboard tours close • 6pm – LYNX twilight sail departure you need to make your weekend unforgettable. • 7pm – Salute to Sunset Party This package includes accommodations at the • 9pm – Festival closes Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21 (twonight minimum required), daily festival admission Monday, April 9th and onboard tour tickets, two tickets to the Salute • 9am (estimated) – Tall ships depart for Pento Sunset party and complimentary parking. sacola, Florida and Pensacola Tall Ships ChalVIP tickets start at $800 for two and are availlenge® Gulf Coast 2018 able online. • 7

Schedule of Events

The Grand 1894 Opera House:

Sophia Loren, “Amazing Grace,” “Manhattan Transfer Meets TakeThe 6” & Blood Sweat & Tears Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston's historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Gran’s box office at (409)7651894, (800)821-1894, or go to Summer Season Ticket packages are currently available which include The Summit, Blood Sweat and Tears, Jaston Williams - I'm Not Lying, Bill Engvall, Dixie's Tupperware Party, The Texas Tenors, and Robert Earl Keen. Select two or more of the Summer Season performances and create your own mini-subscription package. Subscribers receive early notice of any added shows, next season’s offerings and the first option to purchase tickets.

“An Evening With Sophia Loren”

Rescheduled to Sunday, April 8th (4pm) The Grand 1894 Opera House has rescheduled the November 12th performance of “An Evening with Sophia Loren” to Sunday, April 8th at 4pm. The rescheduling of Ms. Loren’s performance was necessary because her Galveston performance was part of her touring schedule that included performances in theaters on the East Coast. And those theaters were damaged by Hurricane Irma. Of all the foreign sex symbols to explode on the American screen in the 1950’s, Sophia Loren is the most iconic and the most enduring. The prolific career of this legendary movie star spans over five decades. She won the first Academy® Award presented for a foreign language role with “Two Women.” Decades later, in 1991, Loren received an Honorary Award from the Academy in acknowledgment of her incredible contributions to world cinema. Synonymous with grace, beauty, and artistry, the Oscar-winning actress, Sophia Loren will captivate you with her intimate onstage conversation with former “Entertainment Tonight” host Bill Harris. Enjoy film clips, home movies, and a Q & A from the audience. Tickets start at $55.

“Amazing Grace”

Saturday, April 14th (3pm and 8pm) The aweinspiring true story behind the world’s most-loved song comes to life in this radiant touring production. Brimming with emotion and adventure, this tale of romance, rebellion, and redemption is “an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom.” – Broadway in Chicago. Tickets start at $25.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Saturday, April 21st (3pm and 8pm) Getting away with murder can be so much

fun, and there’s no better proof than the hilarious hit show that won the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical. This uproarious Broadway comedy is the story of a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. Tickets start at $25.

“The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6” Saturday, May 5 (8pm)

July 21st (8pm) NBC’s “The Today Show” exclaimed, “It’s Not your Grandma’s Tupperware Party” and with good reason. This hilarious one-person comedy has become one of the most successful off-Broadway tours of the last decade. Dixie Longate, the fasttalking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park, and now travels across the US and around the world throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with hilarious stories, heartfelt accounts of its importance to women, free giveaways, outrageous audience participation, and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Who better to bring the joy of Tupperware to a mass audience than the gal, who since 2003, has been recognized yearly by Tupperware as one of their top sellers. Tickets start at $22.

Combining forces in concert for the first time, these amazing vocal groups boast a remarkable 20 Grammy Awards between them. Their range of performance styles and innovative arrangements cover nearly every genre of popular music from jazz to swing, gospel to urban R&B. With unexpected twists and turns, An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu: A Benefit Concert for this jubilant show by the coolest masters of vocal Congregation B’nai Israel Celebrating 150 Years! harmonies on the planet and will have you bounc- July 28th (7pm) ing in your chair! Tickets start at $25. With Billboard Top 40 hits like “King Without a Crown” and “One Day,” Matisyahu beautiBlood Sweat & Tears - 50th Anniversary Tour Saturday, May 12th (4pm and 8pm) fully blends the contemporary rhythms of reggae and hip-hop with the more traditional disciplines If you of jazz’s scat singing and Judaism’s chazzanut combine (prayer chanting). Regardless of your generation the sophistication and or faith heritage, this boundary-breaking acoustic musical skill evening with Matisyahu is sure to warm the heart of jazz with and touch the soul. Tickets range from $38-74, the energy children $24. More information at: and univerevents/1344569812318346/. Tickets on sale soon. sal appeal of The Texas Tenors rock vocal music, then August 4th (3pm) Fresh from add spontaneously improvised jazz solos and horn the debut of arrangements...and you will have BS&T – one of the top touring attractions of the past five decades. their PBS Special Celebrate an amazing performance with “Spin(filmed at The ning Wheel,” “And When I Die,” “You’ve Made Me Grand and set So Very Happy,” “God Bless the Child,” and much to air in summore. Tickets start range from $30-$125. mer 2017), Texas favorites Greater Tuna’s Jaston Williams in “I’m Not Lying!” Marcus Collins, Saturday, June 23rd (2pm & 8pm) The truth will set you free. On occasion it can John Hagen, also get you locked up. Join Jaston Williams as he and JC Fisher treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway, and current pop shares pre-Tuna stories where you will meet the Alaskan cowboy who drove a hearse, have dinner music. With their breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm, their concert at The served by the most nervous waiter in Texas and drop in on a Renaissance Fair held at a movie stars Grand will celebrate summer the right way. Tickets house while dressed in a chicken suit. The title of on sale soon. the show says it all..I’m Not Lying! Tickets on sale An Evening with Robert Earl Keen now! August 25th (8pm) An Evening Robert Earl Keen is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer. He has recorded 18 fullwith Bill length albums for both independent and major Engvall record labels. He has songs that has been covered July 7th (3pm and by several country, folk and Texas country music musicians, including George Strait, Joe Ely, Lyle 8pm) Lovett, The Highwaymen, Nanci Griffith, and the Bill Dixie Chicks. Although his albums and live perEngvall is a favorite on the Blue Comedy Tour and comes formances span many different styles - from folk, to Galveston this summer. He states in his bio that country, and bluegrass to rock - he is most commonly affiliated with the Americana genre. Keen “I was born in Galveston, Texas in 1957 in the middle of a hurricane. I guess because of the drop has toured extensively both in the US and abroad throughout his career, and was inducted into the in the barometric pressure it affected my brain Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012 and I was destined to become a stand up comic, although at that age I wasn’t aware of my destiny.” along with Lyle Lovett and the late Townes Van Get ready for a lot of laughs! Tickets start at $25. Zandt. Tickets on sale soon.


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Titanic Pub Crawl with Dash Beardsley's Ghost Tours of Galveston

Held April 14th starting at 7:30pm, come out for this unique Pub Crawl hosted by Dash Beardsley. Sink or swim! This evening of haunted history, craft beers, specialty cocktails, and Titanic Trivia for prizes is part of a guided tour through historic downtown Galveston. Meet at Brews Brothers on the Strand and from there, you will move through the Strand into spooky haunted alleyways to some of the islander’s favorite bars and pubs. You will end the night at one of the most haunted pubs for a concert by Irish Rock legends, The Blaggards! A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Resource Crisis Center of Galveston in memory of those lost in the Titanic Disaster. For tickets or more info go to Tickets are $40 and do not include refreshments. This event is ages 21+ only. The first 15 ticket purchasers will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Living Dead Tour & Graveyard Tour

Celebrate the halfway point to Halloween with these two tours: Living Dead Tour is the only driving ghost tour in Galveston. The hour long tour is $15 per person and starts at 8pm every Saturday in April. The Graveyard Tour is a walking tour and is at one of the Broadway cemeteries. The hour long tour is $15 per person and starts at 9:30pm every Saturday in April. Purchase tickets at and call (409)789-9911 for more information.

Crazy Crawfish Cajun Weekend & Live Music on the Pleasure Pier

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, located at 2501 Seawall Blvd., features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, food venues, and retail shops. It is open year-round. Tickets can be purchased at On Landry Select Club Weekends (April 6th8th), members receive “Buy One Get One All Day Ride Pass:” one pass is at regular price ($26.99), and the 2nd pass is free. Must show LSC card.

Spring Special Weekends • April 19th (12 noon-4pm): Homeschool Day students are invited to join us for a day of educational thrills. • April 20th-22nd: Crawfish Crazy Weekend - Live Zydeco music and Crawfish all weekend. • April 26th-27th: Education Days – School groups are invited to a learning adventure. Live Music • Saturday, April 7th (5-9pm) – Hat Trick • Sunday, April 8th (2-6pm) – Turning Point • Saturday, April 14th (5-9pm) – Velvet Punch • Sunday, April 15th (2-6pm) – Campfire Soul • Friday, April 20th (5-9pm) – Keyun and the Zydeco Masters • Saturday, April 21st (5-9pm) – Velvet Punch • Sunday, April 22nd (2-6pm) – Campfire Soul

Cathy Catching

Angel Intuitive & Author of “Angel Talk” “Guidebook to Angel Talk” “Healing with Angel Talk” Angel Readings held at Mysticatz, 2021 Strand St., Downtown Book Signings - Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12–5pm Cathy Catching also does angel readings and teaches others how angelic communication can provide emotional, physical and spiritual healing! Books can be purchased at

Mysticatz, 2021 Strand #1, Galveston

409/740-1565 ~ ~

M​ ysticatz, A Friendly (& Haunted) Downtown Must-See Mysticatz is located in the beautiful down-

town historic district of Galveston; on the Strand between 20th and 21st Street. The shop carries a unique array of estate and fine jewelry to suit every budget. You will find “new and old, silver and gold!” Like many shops in the downtown area, you will also find a few interesting collectibles and vintage items...and a few haunted friends as well! A visit to Mysticatz will leave any ghost hunter feeling right at home! The location is a former Civil War hospital and very much haunted. Every ghost tour in Galveston makes a stop here. The shop also carries an assortment of beautiful rocks, crystals and other unique gift items that are connected to all aspects of metaphysical healing. Within the shop, you will also find a special healing room where Cathy does angelic readings. As an angel intuitive, messages are channeled through her that can help one be healed from negative issues or past trauma, grow spiritually, or

Learn the basics about angels, how they interact with us, and how to unlock your own divine connection. Through this connection, you can have personal conversations with your own guardian angel, the Archangels, departed loved ones, or any other heavenly being. Her third book, “Guidebook to Angel Talk” offers readers a glimpse into the life of a clairaudient as the author relays some of her own personal stories of angelic interaction. As she shares these captivating stories, you may very well be able to see the divine synchronicity in your own life. connect with departed loved ones. Angel intuitives can also be The book “Angel Talk” which was written by called psychics or mediums who the owner, Cathy Catching, is available for purreceive their messages from angels. chase. “Angel Talk” relays the events surrounding They can also channel spirit guides Cathy’s miraculous healing in 2011 and her com- and the deceased but their main munication with her angels just prior, during and focus is delivering angelic messages. after her healing. The book also gives the details on If you are interested in an angel how Cathy became clairaudient and some of the reading, call (409)740-1565 or early messages that she received. e-mail Her other book, “Guidebook to Angel Talk” is for an appointment. Group sessions a remarkably detailed handbook on how to comand classes are also available. Pricmunicate with angels and other divine beings. ing varies.

All of her books can be purchased and signed at Mysticatz, located at 2021 Strand #1, Galveston. For more info call (409)740-1565, go to, or The store, Mysticatz, located at 2021 Strand in Downtown Galveston, offers a great variety of crystals, vintage items, collectibles and a wide variety of things that aid in metaphysical healing. It is a very peaceful and healing place to visit. Stop by and say hi! You are sure to receive a warm welcome there - by everyone!

Galveston Children’s Museum:

The Once Upon a Time in Neverland FairytaleAprilBall14th, the Once

Upon a Time in Neverland Fairytale Ball will bring Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and all their friends (and foes) together for an evening of festivities that includes special activities for both adults and children. From 5-9:30pm, the grounds of the beautiful Moody Mansion will come alive with the sights and sounds of Neverland. Nana will keep a watchful eye on the children while parents retreat to the comforts of the house to enjoy a grown-up party with delicious food and drink. New this year, is a special ‘Tween Ball full of surprises for grades four and up. Rounding up the evening will be the traditional family dance where parents and kids reunite to dance away the rest of the night. Adult tickets are $100, children are $25. Galveston Children’s Museum is located at 2618 Broadway St. on the first floor of the Moody Mansion, at the corner of 27th and Broadway St., Galveston. For tickets go to The Children’s Museum is where learning and fun go hand in hand. The Galveston Children’s Museum is filled with fun and entertaining interactive exhibits and hands-on programming for ages 18 months to 12 years. They are a private, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to advancements in the field of child development and education through the power of unrestricted learning and child-led exploration. Day passes to the museum are $7. For more info call (409)572-2544.

“Maskology” at Family Days on Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum On the second Saturday of every month, 10am-

3pm, the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using activities or experiments. Children 18 and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperone. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum is located at Pier 19. For more info call (409)766-7827 or go to April 14th - Maskology: Did you know that the use of masks varies from culture to culture? Some masks are used to disguise, while other masks are used to reveal something about the people wearing them. Did you also know that a career in science is not just a person in a lab coat mixing chemicals? The suffix ‘-ology’ means the study of a science in a particular field, and the combined efforts of several different ‘-ologies’ are necessary to successfully provide the world with the vast benefits of hydrocarbons. Create a revealing mask to represent your chosen ‘-ology’ from the oil and gas industry. • 9

11th Annual Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit Conference May 4th

The Galveston Women’s Conference is an all-day conference designed to educate women about health and women’s issues, equip them with skills to be successful in life and business, inspire them to be their best, and renew their spirit. The conference showcases dynamic speakers, a vendor exhibit area featuring unique products and services that appeal to women, fitness breaks to strengthen and rejuvenate the body, a Book Nook and VIP lounge with opportunities to meet authors and keynote speakers, a signature cocktail party to connect and network with other women and much more. Attendees will leave the conference feeling energized, inspired, and more prepared for life. This will be held May 4th, 8:30am-5pm, at Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd. Tickets range from $150-$250 and are available at Doors open at 7:30am. A forum confidential will be held with Monica Lewinsky as she tells her story of overcoming and surviving years of being branded, scared, and humiliated - a woman seen by many and known by few. Pamela Salzman, L​ A-based cooking instructor, holistic health counselor, culinary nutritionist and author of “Kitchen Matters” will speak too. Physicians from UTMB Health will address topics of health that are of interest to today’s women. For more info go to April 23rd (10am-5pm) - Free Day at Texas Seaport Museum - In Tickets are online at celebration of Henry Fowler Watts’ or by calling (409)765-7834. 178th birthday, GHF is offering complimentary admission this day. Watts’ commissioned the April 14th and 28th (10am) - Marine Biology construction of the iron barque ELISSA Tour provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to observe dolphins and other April 7th, 21st (11am-1pm) - Basement to species in their natural habitat, and explore Attic Tours - Offering participants a rare look Galveston Bay’s history. This experience takes into parts of the 1892 home that are typically place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran. off-limits, the tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio and an exclusive third-floor view. Tickets are $20.

Galveston Historical Foundation Events


Galveston Island Brewing:

Back Again...Music, Fun, & Much More

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site tap room showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-12 midnight, Saturday 12 noon-12 midnight, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. GIB offers free brewery tours every Saturday at 1pm. Tours are about 30 minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. For more info call (409)740-7000 or go to brisket and other cuts of beef, pork and fowl., or you can always Experienced pitmasters, passionate about the BBQ stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., culture, teach proven techniques for mastering Galveston. your BBQ pit. In a casual atmosphere, BrisketU Live Music at GIB: will endow you with the tools and skills to choose • April 6th (4-7pm) - Jaredd Reed the right meat, trim it, rub it, smoke it, baby it, cut • April 7th (4-7pm) - The High Mile it, serve it, and eat it. In addition, BrisketU imparts • April 13th (5-9pm) - Geoff Fish the finer points on wood selection and smoke • April 14th (2-5pm) - Monday Night Guys profiles, fire ignition tips, heat management, and • April 18th (7-10pm) - The Curse and The Cure best practices to ensure you a consistent outcome • April 20th (4-8pm) - David Richardson every time you crank up the pit as a certified • April 21st - Kevin Anthony & G-town BrisketU Pitmaster. This will be held at Galveston • April 27th (5pm) - Robert Kuhn Acoustic Island Brewery, located at 8423 Stewart Rd., • April 28th (TBD) - The Curse and The Cure Galveston. For more info call (409)740-7000 or go • May 5th (4-8pm) - The High Mile to • May 12th (3-6pm) - The Brush Poppers

Other events are: April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd (12 noon) Yoga at The Brewery - These yoga classes are free and open to the public. All levels welcome. Please bring a beach towel or yoga mat, water and any additional equipment needed. April 15th (11am) - BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class - BrisketU is the perfect setting for indoor and outdoor hands-on instruction on smoking

Other Events • May 12 (10am-10pm) - La Izquerda Surf & Music Festival at Jimmy’s on the Pier • May 14th-20th - American Craft Beer Week • May 19th (2-6pm) - Tie Dye Party at The Brewery • May 26th (4-8pm) - Brewing for Rhinos Fundraiser Event - Robert Kuhn 3pm • June 9th - Galveston Brewing Co. 5K Beer Run • June 16th - 4th Anniversary Party

Free Family Movies & Concerts at Saengerfest Park With beautiful weather and longer days, fam-

Movie Nite takes place the first Saturday of each month through October. Upcoming movies are: • April 7th: “Wonder Woman” • May 5th: “Rebel Without a Cause” • June 2nd: “Dolphin Tale” • July 7th: “It’s a Wonderful Life” • August 4th: “Guardians of the Galaxy” • September 1st: “The NeverEnding Story” • October 6th: “Hocus Pocus” Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month through October, 6-9pm, and is presented by Mitchell Historic Properties and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. These free concerts are a great family-fun event. Scheduled concerts are: • April 14th: The Samy Jo Band (Country, Blues) • May 12th: Blaggards (Irish Folk Rock) • June 9th: Donovan Keith (Soul)

ilies are spending more and more time outdoors. Saengerfest Park, located in the heart of Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find affordable fun for the season. 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, wooden benches, an old-fashioned London-style phone booth, and a stage used for movie and music nights throughout the year. The park also hosts a number of events associated with Island festivals, including Dickens on The Strand, “Mardi Gras! Galveston,” and more. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies in historic Downtown. Movies begin just after dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to set up a blanket or chair for a free movie under the stars. 10 •

April 20th-21st: “One Earth, One Choice” Encourages Change: Earth Day Event features Movies, Yoga, Keeper Chats and More

Guests will learn more about their planet, and come away with a better understanding of what everyone can do to better protect it, at “One Earth, One Choice,” set for April 21st at Moody Gardens. Guests can immerse themselves in the spectacular wonders of both the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids. Witness a breathtaking tribute to the wonders of Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, South Pacific, North Pacific and the Caribbean that showcases some of the issues that are having a negative impact on these environments. Earth Day Weekend kicks off April 20th in conjunction with Galveston’s Featherfest activities and an Audubon Society presentation in the MG 3D Theater and a showing of “The Lost Bird Project.” This film features artist Todd McGrain’s creation of bronze sculptures of five extinct bird species and his mission to install the pieces where the birds were last seen in the wild, including the Eskimo Kurlu last seen on 11 Mile Road in Galveston. Start off Saturday morning with a free yoga class at 8am in the Butterfly Garden. Need something for the kids to do while you are getting your exercise in? “The Lorax” will be showing starting at 8am in the 4D Special FX Theater. “Amazon Adventure 3D” will also be showing at various times throughout the day in the MG 3D Theater. For those who are interested in taking action with earth-conscious efforts, Moody Gardens invites you to join staff and volunteers at 9:30am for a wetlands cleanup along Offats Bayou. The group will depart from the Tram Stop located in the West Parking Lot. Earth Day events are planned for 10am-3pm across the Moody Gardens property. The Moody Gardens “ZOOpermart” will be open inside the Rainforest Pyramid allowing guests to learn about

April 21st (9am-12 noon)

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup

Mark your calendar for the 2018 Adopt-ABeach Spring cleanup, located at the 61st Pier. This year, the crew from Vans and Salty Crew will be providing breakfast, refreshments, and swag for all participants. Register at cleanups/index.html for the Galveston Island Cleanup. On the morning of the cleanup (starting at 9am), meet at Southern Spears Surf Shop to pick up cleaning supplies (trash bags, latex gloves, etc). Bring trash back to the shop, and enjoy some refreshments and goodies from Vans and Salty Crew. For more info go to Southern Spears Surf Shop on Facebook.

palm oil and how environmentally friendly their food is. Craft tables will also be set up in the Visitor’s Center Lobby where guests can make Toad Abodes out of flower pots. Check out the Earth Day Expo in the Garden Lobby and discover more about gardens, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, diving, and the Turtle Island Restoration Network. Visit the Macadamia Room at 11am-1pm to see a presentation from the Moody Gardens’ Education Department about the different plants and animals of the Rainforest and how human interaction affects those species. Feast on sustainably-sourced options in The Garden Restaurant. Choose from grilled Keta Salmon with white wine cream sauce over pasta and vegetables served with garlic bread for $15.95 or Salmon Tacos with Citrus Slaw on corn tortillas served with rice pilaf and salsa verde for $13.95. Moody Gardens’ biologists will host Keeper Chats throughout the day highlighting a variety of animals including birds, komodo dragons, and more. Staff will lead discussions on important environmental issues as visitors can learn how to better protect the planet for the future. Milkweed will also be given away to guests throughout the day as supplies last. Moody Gardens will offer an Earth Day Special Value Pass for $59.95 for adults and $49.95 for seniors and children ages 4-12 on April 21st. This pass will be available for purchase both online and at the ticket counter for admission to all Moody Gardens attractions. For a complete event schedule, visit

3D & 4D Movies at Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens hosts a variety of movies for the whole family to enjoy. Moody Gardens is located at One Hope Blvd. For more info call (800)582-4637 or go to Individual tickets to 3D and 4D movies are $11.95 for adults, and $9.95 for children 4-12 and seniors (65+). Children 3 and under are free.

3D Movies

Enjoy any of the films below on the world’s giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world.

Through May 25th • 10am – “Dream Big 3D” • 11am – “America’s Musical Journey 3D” • 12 noon – “Great White Shark 3D” • 12:30pm – “America’s Musical Journey 3D” • 1:20pm – “Great White Shark 3D” • 2pm – “Secret Ocean 3D” • 2:55pm – “America’s Musical Journey 3D” • 3:45pm – “Incredible Predators 3D” • 4:20pm – “America’s Musical Journey 3D” • 5:10pm – “Secret Ocean 3D”

4D Movies

• July 14th: Campfire Soul (Blues, Rock) • August 11th: Dem Roots (Reggae) • September 8th: The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute) • October 13th: Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers (Zydeco) For more info and a full list of events go to

Hi-def digital 4D projection with DTS surround sound immerse you as wind, mist, leg ticklers, and other special effects provide a short-film experience that is a thrill for all ages.

Through May 25th • 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm - “Shark: A 4D Experience” • 1pm, 3pm, 5pm - “San Andreas 4D”

View the Tall Ships Aboard the M/V Baysmart Express, Kayak Excursions & Meet a Mariner Day This Month at Sea Scout Base

Sea Star Base Galveston is a high adventure marine and maritime destination offering aquatic education programs that instill lifetime leadership, teamwork skills and independence in body, mind and spirit. For more info go to or call (409)572-2560. Sea Star Galveston is based at 7509 Broadway, Galveston. Year round programs include Sailing, kayaking, and Boater’s Education Classes. Upcoming events include: April 5th (1pm), April 6th (10am and 2pm) and April 7th (10am and 2pm) - View the Tall Ships Aboard the M/V Baysmart Express - This family-friendly three hour round trip cruise is through Offatt’s Bayou and the Galveston Ship Channel. While onboard, enjoy commentary from the Captain and Crew, complimentary light snacks, and take advantage of the great photo opportunities of the Tall Ships coming into Galveston. Tickets are $65 per person. Advance reservations are required. April 6th, April 27th, May 4th, June 1st, June 30th (4-7pm) Kayak Excursions - Sea Star Base Galveston offers Kayak Excursions year ‘round. A gentle three mile paddle through the calm waters of Offatt’s Bayou sets the kayaker on the Central Flyway, a migratory bird path that extends from Alaska to South America, and offers the opportunity to see and photograph birds unlike any other location on the Gulf Coast. In addition, participants will experience and explore the wetlands from a personal perspective. The fee is $35 per person and available by reservations only at or by calling (409)572-2560. May 19th - Meet a Mariner Day - Learn about career opportunities in the maritime industry from commercial and professional mariners, fisherman, researchers, and law enforcement! Students, parents, scouts, teachers, and members of the community are welcome to discover the vast maritime opportunities available in the Houston/Galveston area. Learn from professional Mariners and tour their vessels. Action packed tours include: boat tours, educational exhibits, local sponsors and vendors. June 2nd - Land Sea Adaptive Sports Challenge - Adaptive athletes will compete in sports including sailing, basketball, water skiing and

tennis at this city wide event. All participants are welcome. There is no fee to play or attend. Venues that will hold this fun event are Sea Star Base Offatt’s Bayou, Moody Gardens, and tennis and basketball courts around town. All information and schedules are online. Spectators welcome. Contact for more info.

Summer Camps It’s time to register for these fun summer camps! Schedule are: • July 15th-21st - Doolin Medical Camp • July 16th-21st - Texas Coastal Brigade Camp • July 29th-August 3rd - Maritime Pathways Camp All Hands on Deck: Summer Live-Aboard Cruises on BaySmart Express Sailing weekly June 4th-August 10th is the unique All Hands On Deck Live-Aboard Baysmart Express Camp. It’s not too early to sign-up for these five-day live aboard inland cruises. The innovative program offers a unique environment to learn shipboard operations and explore the waterways of the Texas Gulf Coast. These round trip working cruises are great to learn about boating or the Maritime Industry. You can actively join in the duties of a professional crew as you live and learn aboard the USCG Inspected M/V Baysmart Express. If you have an interest in boating or the Maritime Industry, you can join in the duties of the professional crew. The cruise will be from Galveston Bay to Corpus Christi and back. This is for all ages youth ages 14-18 and adults. Cost is all inclusive, $1345 per person. Register online

“HAIR,” America’s Peace-Love Culture at Clay Cup Studios Spring & Summer Camps Promise Creative Fun Island ETC Clay Cups Studio is a paint your own pottery and social canvas Rock music, counter-cul-

ture, and the sexual revolution take center stage in the classic musical, “Hair,” presented by Island ETC through April 7th. Remaining performances are Friday and Saturday, April 6th and 7th at 8pm. Although curtain times are listed at 8pm, “Hair” is not a traditional musical, so arriving fifteen minutes earlier will keep you from missing any of the ‘action.’ Set in New York City in the late 1960’s “Hair” is the iconic staging of America’s peace-love culture. Also known as the “American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” “Hair” tells the story of “The Tribe,” a group of politically active friends who are part of the emerging hippie generation and the issues that surround them – sex, drugs, and the Vietnam War. The musical questions standards of morality, sexuality, individualism, racism, violence, drug use, loyalty, and social acceptance – prominent issues whose relevance unfortunately continues in the United States today. The ‘Tribe’ yearns to find a new way; their goal is to change the world. They exuberantly create their own rights of passage through the confusion around them. With themes of alienation and civil disobedience, “Hair” illustrates the 60’s generation’s search for meaning through ‘be-ins,” “love-ins,” and protests. With book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt McDermont, “Hair” was the first rock musical. It is considered to be one of the most adventurous, outlandish, and ultimately profound musicals in musical theatre history. The groundbreaking rock score of “Hair” paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. “Hair” features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including ‘Aquarius,’ ‘Let The Sun Shine In,’ ‘Good Morning, Starshine,’ ‘Easy To Be Hard,’ and of course, ‘Hair.’” Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased online at Special rates are available for groups of ten or more by calling the box office at (409)762-3556. The show includes simulated drug use and sexual acts, racial stereotypes, and slurs of the era, profanity, partial nudity, defiance of authority, energy, love, and happiness. Island ETC does not recommend our production of “Hair” for children. Island ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For any questions call the box office at (409)762-3556 or visit us at Come, break out your love beads, and Let The Sun Shine In!

studio located in Downtown Galveston. You can find the studio at 2201 Market St. To register for a class go to or call (409)762-CLAY. Sessions scheduled are: • April 21st (6pm) - Beginner Silk Scarf Painting • May 5th (11am, 2pm and 5pm) - Mothers Day Metal Stamping Workshop • May 25th-26th (9am, 11am) - Fathers Day Silk Tie Painting

Turtles About Town Turtles About Town is a city wide project in Galveston. The project has been put in place to help raise awareness about the Kemps Ridley sea turtle while helping drive tourism and business to the local economy. Clay Cup Studios, Galveston’s local interactive art studio, has partnered with Turtle Island Restoration (TIRN). TIRN is a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Sponsors in the community will sponsor a turtle statue. Local artists then work with the sponsor or business to come up with a theme for their turtle. The turtles will then be installed at the desired location. To get involved, simply email turtlesabouttown@ or you can call Clay Cup Studios at (409)762-2529. There will also be a smaller traveling turtle. Ridley will get to travel to participating businesses. Locals and Island visitors will be on the lookout for Ridley to snap their picture with him. Ridley will be auctioned off to help raise money for Turtle Island Restoration. Get your team together for trivia night presented by Trivia Factory every Thursday. There will be food and drink specials and prizes will be announced. The Factory Formula, or format, is simple: 24 questions on a variety of topics as well as a visual handout round is played in under two Every Thursday (8-10pm) hours. The final round is a four-question bonus round in which teams can 504 Rosenberg (25th) wager as many points as they dare in Downtown Galveston a chance to come back from behind.

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Food The Kitchen Chick:

Exclusively About The Kitchen & Extensively Energized by Cooking By Terry Card

Galveston Island is a “hot spot” vacation destination for many residents of South Texas and beyond. Annual family beach vacations, family reunions, foodies, music-lovers, and festival go-getters from near and far find their calling on Galveston Island. Why is that you ask? A definite eyecatcher on the island is the 32-miles of beach coast that border the Gulf of Mexico. On and off the sandy shores lies endless amounts of fun, family oriented activities and locations. Yearround, these locations bring seasonal events and festivities to keep Galveston residents and visitors happy. A few of these “happy” locations

are: The Pleasure Pier, The Strand, Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, Ghost Tours, and many more! A new member to this list is no surprise – The Kitchen Chick. In 2012, Alicia Cahill opened her establishment “The Kitchen Chick” and has maintained the energized spirit and environment for the last 5 years. In time, The Kitchen Chick has become a top destination for kitchen wear and goods represented by top name brands. The store is supplied by many high quality manufacturers such as Wusthof, Maison Cash, Ruffoni, Le Creuset, and Swiss Diamond. Whether it is for personal use or to give as a gift, the products offered at The Kitchen Chick never disappoint. When manufacturers have specials and promotions, customers are lucky and get twice as blessed. Unlike shopping online, there is an overwhelming atmosphere of immersion in this kitchen space. The product is of course the most important part. But being taken care of by employees that care about their customers, and that have an outstanding amount of knowledge in their products, make this shopping trip worth while. Then of course there is a third compelling reason to make The Kitchen Chick your destination - the cooking classes! Creativity and a fun time are inspired by talented guest chefs whose knowledge and unique skills create a culinary adventure that transcends the classes themselves, resulting in a memorable experience for all budding or expert chefs who attend. Classes may be focused on local cuisine or cuisine from far off lands. There is always something different. And, you may be sure that you will acquire new skills that will remain with you for a lifetime. Oh! And you will not go away hungry! As Alicia says, “Full plates and full bellies are guaranteed every time!” From the time the original store was opened on 23rd Street in 2013, growth has exceeded all expectations. It became clear that more space was needed than the 1500 square feet of the original store. The new location had sat vacant for 11 years. It had at one time been part of a Maceo property, the Turf Club. Encompassing about 10,000 square feet, after buying the building, it was necessary to carry out extensive renovations. New electrical wiring, lighting, air conditioning, walls, paint, signs,

8th Annual Rotary Crawfish Boil Set For April 29th at Moody Gardens Again this year to raise monies that

roof, and kitchen equipment all had to be purchased and installed – it was a major program. The only part that was functional was the concrete floor which even it had to be upgraded to make it attractive. Finally, after all was completed, the new store opened in January of 2018. The increased size has allowed Alicia to carry a great deal more inventory and dramatically expand class size from 15 people to 30 in a much more comfortable environment. Alicia Cahill, the 35 year old young woman is the sole owner, and totally responsible for every aspect of running the business. Her customer base is very diverse and consists of locals, off-islanders and tourists. The popularity of The Kitchen Chick can easily be measured by the extensive repeat business it has. Of course, with a large repeat customer base, the store benefits greatly from word of mouth recommendations. As with many others who now reside and work here, Alicia, originally from Las Vegas, first came to Galveston to study marine biology at TAMUG (Texas A&M University at Galveston). She did not inherit her love of cooking from family chefs. Her mother was a newspaper journalist and her father was in automobile sales. She got hooked on cooking while attending college when she baked a birthday cake. It was a small endeavour then, and her love affair with cooking has been growing ever since. The drive to open a store that catered exclusively to kitchen wares and focused on cooking grew from her frustration with trying to find proper kitchen utensils for specific specialty cooking ideas she garnered while traveling. This led her to open a store that was not just seasonal or a small part of a much larger general store. The cooking classes were a natural extension of the store. They have created a community feeling amongst new or

Lighthouse Dogs and barbeque beef-stuffed potato. Beverages will include ice-cold beer, soft drinks, and bottled water. For the past seven years, attendees have enjoyed live Zydeco music and rest assured this tradition will continue as the very popular Mustang and his Two-Steppin’ Zydeco Band will return by popular demand and perform throughout the afternoon. Another crowd favorite at this fun family event is the Zydeco Dance Contest and the competition will culminate with the crowning of the festival’s Zydeco Dance King or Dance Queen. In addition will directly benefit the Galveston com- to being “crowned,” valuable prizes will be awarded to the winning King or Queen, as well as to winners in each category. munity’s many vital humanitarian and The “Children’s Crawfish Eating Contest,” great raffles, the popular “Mud educational projects and programs, the Bug Bounce” (aka Moon Walk), and more will round out the afternoon’s Club will host its 8th Annual Rotary Club of Galveston Crawfish Boil on Sun- activities for families and their children. “All proceeds generated from this fundraising event (as well as monday, April 29th. ies raised from the Club’s upcoming 42nd annual Rotary Chili Supper held Presented by the Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund, this fun, family event will take place at Moody Gardens, 12 noon-4pm, under the Big in November), will be distributed through the Rotary Club of Galveston’s Galveston Rotary Foundation, Inc. to in turn be distributed to Galveston White Tent behind the Discovery Pyramid. You can look forward to a delightful afternoon of good food, live Zydeco organizations dedicated to improving our local community’s health, education and welfare,” noted Crawfish Boil Chair, Scott Livanec. music and the fellowship of family and friends. Crawfish plate tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance The Lighthouse Charity Cooking Team will be back - under the direction crawfish or shrimp plate tickets will be available at the Galveston Chamof Scott Gordon and their superb crew - preparing a superb plate of Cajunber of Commerce office, 2228 Mechanic St., Ste. #101, by calling the Chamspicy crawfish, potatoes, onions, and fresh corn on the cob. Also again this year, attendees can opt for specially-seasoned hot, boiled ber office at (409)763-5326, or purchasing online at shrimp, if preferred. Other popular options to round the menu include Admission to the event is free.

experienced cooks who have fun while expanding their knowledge and refining their cooking techniques. Although she uses social media, she does not want to get into internet sales. From her point of view, it does not have the personal touch she seeks. However, she does fully intend growing the business physically now that she has so much more room by trying to stock more of the items that people need for their cooking projects. Acknowledging that she has tried very hard to make The Kitchen Chick a destination store for being able to browse through specialty cookbooks, handle and ask about specific products, get cooking tips, and arrange to spend some time cooking with expertise provided by the guest chefs – she was astounded by a number of her customers factoring in The Kitchen Chick when deciding to move to Galveston. It appears that her vision of a store that is exclusively about the kitchen – in all its aspects – has become a part of their decision to make Galveston their new home. The Kitchen Chick is located at 2402 Market St. in Downtown Galveston. It is open Monday, and Wednesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. It is closed Tuesdays. For further information call Alicia at (409)497-2999 or email her at

April 11th, 12th, May 9th, 10th (6-9pm) HOTEL GALVEZ

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Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa presents “Dinner with the Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $56 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Advance reservations are required by calling (409)765-7721. • 15

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Island Wine Festival returns April 20th-21st. For more info call (409)770-0999 or go to It is free to browse the festival. Tickets are needed to attend the special events in conjunction with the festival. Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner - Thursday, April 12th (6-9pm) Held at the American National Insurance Co. on the 21st floor, this invitation-only dinner will have guests blind tasting the top three red and top three whites to determine the Grand Champion, Grand Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion. Premium Wine Tasting - Friday, April 20th (6-8pm) The Premium Wine Tasting returns this year for the true wine connoisseurs. Guests will sip and savor premium wines from participating vineyards of the festival. These premium wines will not be available to sample at the Grand Tasting event. This exclusive evening is not one to miss! Individual tickets to this event start at $108. The Grand Tasting - Saturday, April 21st (2-5pm) The Grand Tasting is the highlight of the festival. Patrons will embark on a tasting trip through vineyards from all around the world. The fantastic live music by Donovan Keith and endless wine sampling in the park will complete this afternoon of indulgences. Modest food bites will be provided by Executive Chef Chris Lopez from BLVD Seafood - Galveston’s trendsetter restaurant in boat to table dining; and by Lance Fegen, Culinary Director, and Managing Partner, F.E.E.D. TX Restaurant Group. The Grand Tasting ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, event program with a complete list of wines, and bottomless samples of more than 100 vintages. Individual tickets are $72. Prices increase April 9th to $98. VIP For Premium Wine Tasting and The Grand Tasting Combo VIP access gains you entrance to the Premium Wine Tasting on Friday, April 20th 6-8pm, as well as early entrance into the Grand Tasting, April 21st, at 1pm, allowing for 1 additional hour of VIP tasting. Tickets for the “Combo VIP Premium + Grand Tasting Package” are $156. 2018 No Pagne, No Gain 5k - Saturday, April 21st (9am-12 noon) Lace up your kicks and raise your little finger, it’s time to toast the 3rd Annual Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne Run. Registration includes a festival t-shirt, free drink at Runner’s Happy Hour for packet pickup at Beerfoot Brewery, one glass of champagne after the 5k,and a ticket to The Grand Tasting. Combo tickets for “5k Champagne + Grand Tasting is $115. Hotel Galvez Brunch featuring Chef Lance Fegan - Sunday, April 22nd (11am-1pm) The final day of the festival will feature a brunch at Hotel Galvez paired with champagnes and wines from the festival. Renowned chef Lance Fegan of Liberty Kitchen in Houston, Texas will prepare food. Reservations available via OpenTable or by calling (409)765-7721.

come to Pier 21, at 21st and Harborside Drive in Galveston for a “Wild Time” at the 22nd Annual Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cookoff! Proceeds benefit The Yaga’s Children’s Fund, a nonprofit organization that advances the psychological, intellectual, vocational, and physical development of Galveston County’s Children. Everyone is invited to participate whether with a cooking team or spectator. The competition is an excellent way for backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, fellowship and food. There will be loads of food, vendors, music, a kid’s play area, silent auction, plus a 5k. Come watch Cory Morrow perform live on Friday, May 11th on Pier 21. Enjoy the view of the Harbor while he performs. There will be drinks, food, dancing, singing, cooking, and much more. This will be held at Pier 21 starting at 10:30pm. Tickets are $15. Run wild with the Yaga’s Children’s Fund Inc. on Saturday, May 12th along the Galveston Seawall. This family-friendly walk/run is a noncompetitive event for “Wild Things” of all ages before they head down to Pier 21 for some delicious Wild Game and free-flowing beverages. Your entry fee includes t-shirt, souvenir event koozie, and a dinner ticket for the 22nd Annual World Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off. Not only is this a great deal, by participating you will help support the moral, psychological, intellectual, vocational and physical development of Galveston County’s Children! At the festival, the cost is $10 per plate to dine on the main attraction - the annual wild game cook-off - and the food is beyond delicious, with something for every palate. The friendly competition of this competitive cooking event invites backyard chefs to show off their culinary skills. There will be a free fun Kid’s area Saturday, May 12th, 12 noon5pm. Saturday’s event also features live entertainment, free arts and crafts, moonwalks, and a petting zoo plus vendors selling everything from island and fishing apparel to Hawaiian shaved ice, children’s toys, specialty cigars and more. There will also be a silent auction. For more info you can go to It is free to browse the event. There will be food and beverages for sale. Ticket sales are discounted online.

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ton’s charming boutique kitchen shop, offers specialty gourmet kitchen wares and accessories, plus a full schedule of enticing cooking classes and kids camps. Cooking classes are uniquely themed, including holiday favorites, southern specialties, seafood delicacies, and so much more. To ensure you get the most out of your experience, they keep classes small so that instructors get more one-on-one time with you. Now in its new location at 2402 Market St., there’s a lot going on in the kitchen. This month, be sure to check out: • April 5th (6:30pm) - Food Truck Favs • April 7th (11am) - Southern Biscuit Saturday • April 12th (6:30pm) - Mac & Cheese, Yes Please • April 18th (6:30pm - Keto Comfort Food • May 10th (6:30pm) - Tuscan Wine Dinner Classes range from $50-$75. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your spot call (409)497-2999 or go to

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A Special Event: Tall Ships Top Chef Competition The Tall Ships Top Chef Competition is supported by Kitchen Chick and Randalls. The galleys of the visiting ships aren’t strangers to good food and they have the chefs ready to prove it! Held at Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, this daily competition will feature chefs from four of the fleet as they tackle a daily secret ingredient, celebrity judges, and each other. Daily at 1:30pm, chefs will be given mystery ingredients to incorporate into a course to present to the judges. They will have 30 minutes and access to a pantry of ingredients to cook and plate their course. Judges will have 15 minutes to taste each chef’s item and eliminate one chef. The remaining chefs will advance to the next round. The schedule is Friday: Appetizer Round, Saturday: Entree Round, and Sunday: Dessert Round. It is free to watch - come see this lively competition!

April 10th and May 8th (6-7pm)

SMART Part at The Spot This free fun event is family-friendly Literacy Party and offers hands-on activities for families with young children (babies through age 8), upstairs in the banquet room. This is informal. There will be a cooking demo, arts and crafts, free healthy snacks and free children’s books. The Spot is located at 3204 Seawall Blvd., Galveston.

You’d better start thinking about the tough decisions you’ll need to make: Which Flavour? Cup or cone? Who’s coming with you? Because April 10th (12 noon-8pm) is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s in Galveston, located at 4408 Seawall Blvd., Galveston.

BrisketU April 15th (11am)


BrisketU is the perfect setting for indoor and outdoor hands-on instruction on smoking brisket and other cuts of beef, pork, and fowl. Experienced pitmasters, passionate about the BBQ culture, will teach you proven techniques for mastering your BBQ pit at this event in a casual atmosphere. BrisketU will endow you with the tools and skills to choose the right meat, trim it, rub it, smoke it, baby it, cut it, serve it and eat it. In addition, BrisketU imparts the finer points on wood selection and smoke profiles, fire ignition tips and heat management, and best practices to ensure you a consistent outcome every time you crank up the pit as a certified BrisketU Pitmaster. This will be held at Galveston Island Brewery, located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston. For more info and to sign up, call (409)740-7000 or go to


Rosenberg Library Museum Book Club Selection:

compellingly readable book sheds light on the complex impacts the Kuerners had on Andrew Wyeth. Even as a young boy growing up in Pennsylvania’s rural Brandywine Valley, he was fascinated by his intriguing neighbors, and they would be a major source of Wyeth’s inspiration for more than seventy years. Karl Kuerner, hardened by poverty and his service in the German Army during World War I, faced demons of anger and frustration. Anna had her own battles, sometimes wandering the farm muttering to herself in German, between periods in the insane asylum. Included are family photos as well as color images of some of the major Wyeth paintings that the Kuerners and the farmscape inspired.

What’s In a Book? Op-Ed by Gini Rainey

There’s a whole new world waiting for you between the covers of a book. Back in the day, when there wasn’t a myriad of electronic devices vying for everyone’s attention, reading was the best way to escape reality. Even though e-readers have become a way of life for most people (including me), there’s nothing I like better than to hold a good book in my hands, open the first page, and dig into a world created by someone who has a Rosenberg Library story to tell. is pleased to announce I wish more parents would encourage their that its selection for the children to read because it helps to develop their About the Author Spring 2018 Museum and creativity more than any other Club series will be “FroLuLynne Streeter is an award-winning author, imaginations Just think about all the books you’ve zen Lives” by LuLynne poet, and journalist. She has travelled extensively method. and how you have pictured the heroes and Streeter. throughout the United States and Mexico and cur- read heroines in your own mind. That’s why character The book tells the story of the Kuerner family, rently lives and writes in Galveston, Texas. development is one of the most important skills neighbors of the iconic American artist, Andrew for writers to possess, because without well-develWyeth (1917-2009). In his signature Realist man- About the Museum Book Club Rosenberg Library’s Museum Book Club offers oped characters, the reader will have a difficult ner, Wyeth featured the Kuerners and their rural participants the chance to experience art and liter- time wrapping his brain around and immersing Pennsylvania farm in numerous paintings. The Spring Museum Book Club meeting will ature in a more interactive way. Members have the himself in even the most intriguing story line. I would like to issue a challenge to anyone opportunity to view rarely exhibited art and histake place on Wednesday, April 4th 12 noon1:30pm in the Fox Room on the library’s 4th floor. torical artifacts from the library’s permanent collec- who loves to read. Do you find yourself reading nothing but one The program will include an author talk and book tion as they discuss related books. genre of books, i.e. romance? I do, and then I realRegistration is required for all Museum Book signing. Light refreshments will be provided. Club meetings. Established book clubs are encour- ize that there are so many other types of books About The Book aged to participate. Groups of over 10 people are available, and I pick something totally opposite of what I really enjoy – just to broaden my horizons. To their children, Karl and Anna were “ordiasked to call the Reference Desk in advance to I would suggest that you try this. nary” people. To the rest of the world they were arrange accommodations. You never know what is waiting to be discovthe extraordinary faces immortalized by Andrew Print copies of “Frozen Lives” are available for ered in the next book. Wyeth. Their story shows they were also far more check-out at Rosenberg Library. Visit rosenbergYou might find out a new reading passion you complicated. Reflecting unprecedented access or call (409)763-8854 ext. 125 for didn’t even know you had. granted to the author by the Kuerner family, this additional information or to register.

“Frozen Lives” by LuLynne Streeter

Galveston Bookshop Book Signing

Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd St. in Downtown Galveston. For more info on this and other events call (409)750-8200 or go to

Saturday, April 28th (2-4pm) - “The Downfall of Galveston’s May Walker Burleson” by T. Felder Dorn Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing with T. Felder Dorn, author of the fascinating new true-crime/biography of an early Twentieth Century Galvestonian socialite turned murderess. Jennie May Walker Burleson was envied for having everything a woman of her time could want - the privileged upbringing, the dazzling good looks, the dashing war hero husband. She was admired for demonstrating that a woman could want more, from the front of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession to the bottom of a Mesoamerican archaeological dig. But as she stood over the body of her husband’s second wife, gun in hand, society’s envy and admiration quickly hardened into pity and scorn. T. Felder Dorn examines the complicated trajectory of her life as socialite, suffragist, and shooter. T. Felder Dorn graduated from Duke University in 1954 with a BS in chemistry, followed by a PhD in 1958 from the University of Washington. He served on the chemistry faculty at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1958-69 and then served four years on the program staff of the College Board in New York. From 1973 to 1991, he held positions at Kean University in Union, NJ, serving as Associate Dean, Dean and Vice-President for Academic Affairs. He retired in 2001. Felder Dorn and his wife, Sara Ruth, have resided in Millburn, New Jersey, since 1973 with their three children and three grandchildren.

“Before We Were Yours: A Novel” by Lisa Wingate Lisa Wingate, a journalist, inspirational speaker, and the author of a host of literary works, has brought to life a family scandal that spans a couple of generations. This story is based on the truelife story of Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children’s Homes Society orphan scam that she ran. This was a mesmerizing tale of a family ripped apart by horrible, unfair, and illegal tactics. What made this book even more chilling, is the fact that it was inspired by a real-life, decades long scandal. While there are several plot lines, the switching of the time era (e.g., ‘30s to present day), became a bit confusing, Wingate’s character development makes for a very interesting and compelling read. While this is a terrifying story, Wingate places the reader in the position of a horrified spectator learning about this forgotten bit of history and the frightened but brave children to whom it happened. Wingate has built the perfect tension between two stories and through it all has given the reader something to cheer about as well as something to fear. Wingate leads you to the edge of discovery and somehow manages to pulls you back again. This book is definitely a page turner and well worth the read. Rating: 5 of 5 – Copyright 2017 – Ballentine Books

Friends of Rosenberg Library Book Signing Book Sale at Galveston’s Own of “Dancing Letters” Farmers Market A party to celeThe Friends of Rosenberg Library Book Sale & Give-Away takes place at Galveston’s Own Farmers Market (GOFM) every second Sunday of the month. To participate, all you have to do is show up at market Sunday, April 8th, 9am-12 noon, at Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St., Galveston and peruse the books or just come grab a free kids book to take home. The Friends curate special selections of nature, cooking, and science-related books, but you’ll also find plenty of fiction, children’s literature, and general book goodness. Pay a few extra bucks and become a Friends of Rosenberg Library member yourself and take home a special keepsake. They’re always looking for volunteers to help with the book sale at the market - let them know if you’re game for a few hours of page-turning fun. Future book sales will be April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, and December 9th.

brate the official release of Miguel Cruz’s book “Dancing Letters” will be held April 7th with dinner 7-9pm at OId Moon, and then drinks at Proletariat afterwards. “Dancing Letters” explores love, loss, and obsession through minimalist and blank verse poetry. There will be a limited amount of paperbacks and hardcovers for sale and Miguel will be available to sign the books. There is a suggested donation for paperback of $13 and hardcover of $23. Anyone who buys a book will receive $1 off their order at Old Moon, as well as a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of Catherine Stroud’s original illustrations for the book. Miguel’s book features 10+ unique illustrations by Catherine. There will be free champagne and wine at Old Moon for this book signing event. • 17

The Arts

This Month Two Exhibits Up at Galveston Arts Center

On Exhibit Through April 15th Galveston Arts Center (GAC) continues two exhibitions this month. On the first-floor of the gallery, AnnieLaurie Erickson investigates the physical apparatus of the Internet through photographs and interactive video works for the exhibition “Into the Digital Mesh.” On the second-floor of the gallery, Paho Mann and Leigh Merrill investigate our personal and cultural relationships to the objects we collect and environments we inhabit for the exhibition “Collections, Keepsakes, Souvenirs.” These exhibitions are on view through April 15th. On Exhibit April 21st-May 27th Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents three exhibitions opening Saturday, April 21st, 6-9pm, with artist talks beginning at 6:30pm. On the first-floor of the gallery, the exhibition “Stratiforms” features work that examines layers in the natural environment through photography, sculpture, and painting by Robin Dru Germany, Jason Makepeace, and Page Piland. In the second-floor 1878 Gallery, Chance Dunlap presents his hand-crafted fishing lures alongside a selection from his personal collection of folk art lures for the exhibition “Best Chance.” In the second-floor Brown Foundation Gallery, Marcos Lutyens and Laray Polk’s installation, “The Trinity River Project,” presents new perceptions of the Trinity River. “Stratiforms” features the work of three artists who examine layers in the natural environment through photography, sculpture, and painting. These artists demonstrate acute observations of place, process, and materials, specifically in reference to wood and water. Robin Dru Germany portrays waterways in her recent series, titled “Surface Tension,” through photographs that reveal the parallel systems between water and air. Navigating the creeks, rivers and lakes from the Panhandle to the Gulf Coast, Germany reveals these intertwined environments that are laden with implications for our future. Jason Makepeace excavates miniature kayaks and oars from whole logs in his “Moldable Subtractions” series. As an avid kayaker, these works honor the shape and form of the vessels he often uses to navigate our coastal waterways. Page Piland’s trompe l’oeil paintings reveal mirrored surfaces painted from the cross sections of reclaimed wood taken from sites he encounters in his daily life. Trained as a sculptor and painter, Chance Dunlap’s recent practice has focused on his passion for handmade fishing lures. “Best Chance” features a selection of Dunlap’s hand-crafted lures, along with examples of folk art lures from the artist’s personal collection. These works mirror Dunlap’s own experience and interests as a fisherman, collector, and maker of lures. Created with the utilitarian and hopeful gesture of attracting something you

can’t see from the surface, Dunlap’s tackle making possesses the formal qualities of form, texture, and color, while also harboring a relationship to place. In conjunction with the exhibition, visitors are invited to participate in an ongoing lure swap. Bring a lure and trade it for a selection of bait left by other visitors. “The Trinity River Project” is a collaborative exhibition by Marcos Lutyens and Laray Polk, seeking to provide an opportunity for viewers (as readers and contemplators) to become uprooted in their perceptions of the Trinity River, then rerooted in the spirit of new possibilities. This project began with a series of ten essays, recounting the complex history and relationship between Dallas and the Trinity River from pre-colonial times to date. The essays, published by “D Magazine,” were followed by a weekend of guided meditations conducted by Marcos Lutyens, and a physical exhibition at the Liliana Bloch Gallery in December, 2016. The presentation of this project at GAC traces the river from Dallas to the mouth of the Trinity River at Galveston Bay.

Events April 23rd-May 14th (5:30-7:30pm) - Life Drawing Studio - Drawing the human figure from a live model is the foundation of nearly all studio art programs. If you have an interest in portrait painting, character design, comics/manga, game design, illustration, animation, fashion design, anatomical drawing, or just learning to “see” like an artist, this is for you. Live models pose for short “gesture” and longer poses of up to 90 minutes. Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies. Cost is $40 per 4-week block. April 24th-May 15th (6-8pm) - Ceramic Studio - This is offered in 4-week blocks following ArtWalk. Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3D sculpture, functional pottery, and tableware, figures, and more. This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinchpots, coil construction, and slab-construction. All materials and supplies provided. Beginners welcome. Cost is $100. April 27th (5-7pm) - Family Art Night - Select Fridays after ArtWalk, GAC hosts a casual openstudio session in the spacious Studio Classroom. Bring a project to work on or use some of the basic art materials provided for a self-guided activity.

Tall Ship Plein Air Workshop

ArtWalk: April 21st ArtWalk will be held throughout town,

ranging in time from 4-10pm. This event is held mostly in the heart of the downtown historic district, and now other parts of the Island. ArtWalk is a free event that takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit art spaces, and what are called “other walls,” restaurants, and retail stores. For a brochure listing all participants, stop by the Galveston Arts Center located at 2127 Strand St. or go to All events are free, and there are several Preview Parties on Friday evenings at the galleries. Various artworks will be for sale. Future dates are June 2nd, July 14th, August 25th, October 14th, and November 24th. 18 •

Tall sailing ships will be gathering at Galveston Island for a transit across the Gulf of Mexico. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to paint these beautiful tall sailing ships plein air. “Courtesy of the Galveston Historical Foundation, we have been granted permission to bring plein air painters to the pier where six tall ships - including Galveston’s own ELISSA and General Patton’s World War II WHEN AND IF schooner - will be docked,” said George Lee. April 7th-8th, workshop leader Randall Cogburn will give you his undivided attention. The workshop includes: a daily demo by Randall, one on one assistance, and a daily afternoon group critique. See, think, and learn the techniques and useful hints for painting outdoors. You can take the workshop one day or both! The workshop fee includes: daily entrance ticket(s) to the ships and transfer from G. Lee Gallery to venue location. Cost is $110 for one day and $160 for two days. Call (409)996-5040 or go to to register. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to paint these historic tall sailing ships plein air. Rain or shine, plein air painters paint!

Events Affaire d’Art (2227 Postoffice St., Suite B, (409)789-0079, - Affaire d’Art is participating in FotoFest with the exhibition called “Galveston: A Different View,” currently on exhibit. The idea for the show was born from two photographers with very different shooting styles, Alicia Boles and Kristy Allmon. Boles tends toward an edgy, modern and urban feel. Allmon’s style is soft, luminous and ethereal. Alchemy Studio & Gallery (2208 Postoffice St., (713)823-7952) - “A New Art Space” with Regina Lee and friends. There will be a reception 6-10pm. Beta Gallery Fine Art by Mary K. Farragher (2328 Strand, Ste. 206, (409)370-3707, facebook. com/BetaGalleryMaryKFarragher) - This month, new work by Mary K Farragher, Chalda Maloff, Robert Dampier, Ulysses Penfield, Jussi Tinnemeyer, Jan Arthur Harrell, Edward Drozdik, Leslie Le Cornu, Jeffery Piper and special guest local architect David Mullicanis are on exhibit. G. Lee Gallery (2215 Postoffice St., (409)3707350, - G. Lee Gallery Five Year Anniversary Show continues with over seventeen artists submitting work in oil, acrylic, pastel, aquatint, pen and ink, and photography. Be sure to join Saturday, April 21st, 10am-9pm, to meet the artists. See the work of Elizabeth Allensworth George, Lou Sprecher, Debi Starr and resident artist George Douglas Lee who will be showing still lifes, landscapes, contemporary and iconic Galveston landmarks in oil, acrylic and mixed media. Also available are oils by Bob Guicheret, Svetlana Bazaman, jewelry by Annette Kinslow, and silk fabric art by Heather Schiappa. Galveston Arts Center (2127 Strand St., (409)763-2403, Galveston Arts Center (GAC) continues two exhibitions in conjunction with the 2018 FotoFest Biennial. In the first-floor gallery, AnnieLaurie Erickson presents “Into the Digital Mesh.” In the second-floor 1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries, Paho Mann and Leigh Merrill show “Collections, Keepsakes, Souvenirs.” These exhibitions will remain on view through April 15th. On exhibit April 21st-May 27th, GAC will have three exhibitions opening Saturday, April 21st, 6-9pm, with artist talks beginning at 6:30pm. In the first-floor gallery, the exhibition “Stratiforms” features work that examines layers in the natural environment through photography, sculpture, and painting by Robin Dru Germany, Jason Makepeace, and Page Piland. In the second-floor 1878 Gallery, Chance Dunlap presents his handcrafted fishing lures alongside a selection from his personal collection of folk art lures for the exhibition “Best Chance.” In the second-floor Brown Foundation Gallery, Marcos Lutyens and Laray Polk’s installation, “The Trinity River Project,” presents new perceptions of the Trinity River. Galveston Art League (2117A Postoffice St., (409)621-1008, - David Wheeler, the Galveston Art League’s Artist of the Month, was born on the Texas Gulf Coast. A painter since childhood, David has studied art in Houston and Italy, and he has shown his work in many Houston shows, at the River’s Edge Gallery in Kerrville, and at the Galveston Art League. David primarily paints in oil, although he has also worked in charcoal. He enjoys depicting a wide variety of subjects, and many of his landscapes are places he has visited in Texas, the rest of the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Galveston Artist Residency (2521 Ships Mechanic Row, (409)974-4446, The Galveston Artist Residency is excited to announce the Open Call for Applications for the 2018 - 2019 residency year.

Application and qualifications can be found at GIANT Art and Design Showroom (2427 Market, (409)392-3331, - This month, Giant is privileged to show a large selection of Jane Allensworth paintings completed between 1994 and 2017. Her minimalist style and color sense have been developed over many years as a practicing professional artist. Peruse Giant’s ever-expanding furniture and sculpture collection, as well as a kaleidoscope of imaginative merchandise and products that beckon the essence of the Far East. Heard Gallery (2217 Postoffice St., (903)3579073, - The gallery owner and artist Ray Heard, features artwork that incorporates thick brush strokes and even thicker pallet knife applications. This artistic combination is meant to encourage a multi-dimensional experience, giving viewers a sense of walking right into the painting. This work is the second of a new series by Heard entitled “Galveston Yards and Gardens,” and he is currently accepting photo submissions of similar scenes to add to this collection. With this offer to participate in this series of paintings, Heard hopes to present to the public a side of Galveston’s beauty that is not often seen. Islandframed (515 25th St., (409)256-0062, - On exhibit is “Randall Kirby Cogburn: Texas Landscapes and Seascapes of Galveston.” These works will be on view through April 20th. J Bangle's Silk Stocking Gallery (25th & Avenue L, (409)763-6161) - This frame shop is so much more than what you expect! The gallery’s most famous frame jobs are prints of Galveston’s Tall Ship ELISSA for James Michener and Prince Charles, as well as an original Gauguin. The gallery also offers a host of other treasures including antiques, collectibles, and a tasteful collection of old coin sets and frames. Exquisite art is rotated each month. The Proletariat Gallery (2221 Market St., (409)356-9092, - On exhibit is “Tisha Thompson Adams: Floral Anatomy.” These works will be on view through April 20th. René Wiley Gallery (2128 Postoffice St., (409)750-9077, - On display will be “Rene Wiley: Spring Habitat.” The gallery also has coastal inspired tree sculptures from James Phillips, intricate wooden bowls by Dale Hooks, hand dyed fabric mosaics by Brenda Bunten-Schloesser, and colorful glass sculptures by Bill Meek. All told, René Wiley Gallery’s comprehensive and multi-faceted collection includes original paintings in a variety of mediums, wood and glass sculptures, textile mosaics, custom sized fine art prints, and wood and glass bowls. These works will be on view through April 9th. Saralene Tapley Gallery (2326 Strand St., Suite 260, (917)626-1368) - On view this month is “Saralene Tapley–Crimson: An Exhibition of Figurative Monotypes.” These works will be on view through April 20th. Third Coast Gallery (2413 Mechanic, (409)9744661 or (281)900-0444, thirdcoastgalleries. com) - “Transcendent Monotypes” is exhibited through April 14th. Technically, a monotype is a print pulled in an edition of just one, either from painting on a sheet of metal or glass. However, Marie Leterme’s monotypes are far beyond the traditional. Each monotype of Marie’s explores the boundaries of the printmaking press: from how far one can get the press bed’s roller to yield to the material to how many layers of color one can apply to a simple sheet of 100% cotton rag. One must see Marie’s work in person to thoroughly understand the complexities of each print. Each run through the press she has been able to generate a new dimension, a new color, adding depth to what many consider a two-dimensional technique. Her work will be on display through April 14th. Vacations on Canvas (2204 Postoffice St., Suite A, (409)974-4066, - On display this month is “Life on the Island Is One Long Weekend – Original Oil Paintings by Robert Peterson.” These works will be on view through April 20th.

Other Walls

Mosquito Café (628 14th St., (409)763-1010, - Mosquito Cafe will be showing works by “Sallie Anderson: Pick a Peck of Posies,” watercolors of her favorite flowers. These works will be on view through April 20th.

Artist Boat Events This Month: Warrior Games Outdoors Urban the Bucket Contests “Into Summer Bash” May 5th: Beautify Artist Boat’s purpose is protecting our Gulf Up for a Challenge? 5 Sports, 5 Games, 2 ½ Hours Coast through land conservation and fun, eduGalveston to Host Beach Competitions

In partnership with ESPN Radio Families are invited to Houston and the go head to head in a series of Galveston Island competitions including giant Convention and VisJenga, sack races, and more – itors Bureau, Urban all to win some fantastic prizes. Warrior Games® This event is free to the pub- brings its “Into Sumlic and structured for groups mer Bash” to Galveston, May 5th, 10am-6pm. of four people. The family with Urban Warrior Games® is a competitive chalthe most points at the end of the day will receive a lenge designed to bring out the best in all of us, $500 gift card, plus tickets to island attractions like and possibly push us to limits that have long been Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Moody Gardens, Bishop’s abandoned. It is comprised of five sports, played Palace, Moody Mansion, Ocean Star Drilling Rig back-to-back, where playing time is drastically Museum, Harbor Dolphin Tour, and more. reduced. The co-ed team competition takes place Family Beach Challenges are free and will take in the morning, followed by a day of entertainplace from 11am-5pm on: April 22nd, May 27th, ment with games, music, food, and drink. June 17th, July 22nd, August 19th, and SeptemAt its very core, Urban Warrior Games® is ber 16th. The events will consist of separate play about getting people physically and socially active stations around the beach where families can gain by providing a fun and engaging environment. points and include the following: Fut Golf, Tug Individuals and teams are welcome! of War, Volleyball, Sack Race, Giant Jenga, Giant This will be held at East Beach, 1923 BodDominoes, Memory Card, and Castle Contest. deker Rd. For information and registration, visit The Family Beach Challenges will be held or email info@urbanwarmonthly at Stewart Beach at 6th St. and Seawall You must be 18 or older to comBlvd. More info is at pete (valid ID required).

Gulf Coast Volleyball Association Kicks Off The Season

participate. Check-in at Stewart Beach is 8:30am, with tournaments beginning promptly at 9am. Schedule games are: • April 15th - Spring Madness Tournament • May 26th - Memorial Madness Tournament • June 2nd - East Beach Classic The Gulf Coast Volley- • June 10th - Spalding’s School’s Out Beach Party ball Association (GCVA) • June 16th - ESPN 97.5 & Yahoo Sports Radio is the largest outdoor vol1560 Super Fun Sunfest leyball association on the • June 23rd - Smack Sportswear Galveston Open Gulf Coast. During the • July 7th - Red, White ‘n Volleyball Tournament summer months, the GCVA features an array of • July 14th - Hot as Hell Tournament high-flying scheduled tournaments at Stewart • July 21st - University of Houston Cougar Beach Beach, Galveston Island’s premier family beach Bash park. Don’t miss out on the fun. • September 1st - Labor Day Classic • September 23rd - Season Closer You do not have to be a GCVA member to

cational, inspiring adventures that spark creativity, awareness and action. For more info call (409)770-0722 or go to

Kayak Adventures This month, Kayak Adventures begin again. Tours range from $50-$75. • April 7th (10am-12 noon): Coastal Heritage Preserve • April 7th (1-3pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • April 8th (10am-2pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • April 14th (10am-2pm): Armand Bayou • April 15th (10am-12pm): East End Lagoon • April 15th (1-3pm): East End Lagoon • April 20th (4:30-7:30pm): Coastal Heritage • April 21st (10am-12 noon): Coastal Heritage • April 21st (1-3pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • April 22nd (10am-2pm): Drum Bay • April 28th (10am-2pm): Christmas Bay • April 29th (10am-12pm): East End Lagoon • April 30th (1-3pm): East End Lagoon Beautify the Bucket Contest Artist Boat’s Beautify the Bucket allows you to paint one of the blue trash barrels destined for Galveston beaches and compete for prizes in our competition. Help beautify Galveston beaches and encourage proper disposal of trash. Participants in the competition paint a blue trash barrel destined for Galveston beaches based on a theme: ocean organisms, marine debris, coastal and marine ecosystems, or Galveston recreational activities. After the competition the barrels will be added to Galveston’s beaches. Registration is at April 5th, 14th, 19th (9am-12 noon) Workday at Coastal Heritage Preserve Make your mark on the Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve the first and third Thursday of the month. 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! Events are open to the public but you must RSVP.

April 12th (9-11am) - Sea Citizen Volunteer Orientation Sea Citizens are Artist Boat’s dedicated team of volunteers. Sea Citizen Orientations are the way of showcasing all the different ways Sea Citizens can get involved, from land management and habitat restoration, to helping our Educators teach the public about coastal ecosystems on the beach and via kayak, to helping with the day-to-day tasks that keep our office running, and more. Learn about all the different volunteer opportunities and talk with program coordinators. After the orientation you can sign up for the programs.

5k’s & More

April 7th - Wicked Wine Run - The start time for the 5k Wicked Run begins at 5:30pm. Stay, play and rock out with a live band, food trucks, and wine. Register at April 8th - Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas - Athletes begin their day with a 1.2-mile, one-loop saltwater swim, then 56-mile bike course and a 13.1-mile, three-loop run. Register at April 14th - Gritty Goddess 5k - Gather your friends, neighbors, family and join us for this all female obstacle course run. It’s a 5K obstacle course built just for women. This will be held at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston. April 21st - Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne Run 5k fundraising event will be part of the Galveston Wine Festival. Register at imeo. com/253527672. April 22nd - Divas Half Marathon & 5k - This scenic course will begin and finish at Moody Gardens. For more info go to

More • May 12th - Texas Crab Festival 5k • June 9th - Galveston Brewing Co. 5k Beer Run • September 9th - Captain Kid's Triathlon

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Ticketing options for this special show are available at tickets. Tickets for this performance start at $30. Other bands to perform are: Brandon McDermott, Brandon Williams, Chansons Et Soulards, Charlie and The Regrets, Denice Franke, The Derailers, Drew Kennedy, El Lago, El Tule, Fanfare! Music Academy, Fingerpistol, Folk Family Revival, Geno Delafose, Grady Spencer and The Work, Harvest Thieves, Jack Ingram, Jamie Wyatt, Jaimee Harris, Jamie Lin Wilson, Joe Robinson, John Evans, Kevin Anthony & G-Town, Keyun & The Zydeco Masters, Kody West, Libby Koch, Little Outfit, Los Dientes, Los Mighty Hooks, Matt Harlan, Matt Tolentino Band featuring Dandy Wellington, Mike and The Moonpies, Mike Stinson, The Nightowls, Patrice Pike & Wayne Sutton, The Peterson Brothers, The Powell Brothers, Robert Kuhn, Rodney Crowell, Shelia Marshall, Tessy Lou and The The Third Coast Music Festival takes center Shotgun Stars, Tomar and The FCs, Two stage the last weekend in April with 40 bands and Tons of Steel, and Wood & Wire. 50 shows held on historic Galveston Island. This Venues are: The Grand 1894 Opera new island festival features bands of numerous House (2020 Postoffice), Hotel Galvez genres including blues, country, Cajun, soul, folk, & Spa (2024 Seawall), Galveston Island Latin, and more. This is a unique opportunity to Beach Revue (2102 Seawall), The Prolehear great live music in unique venues throughout tariat Gallery & Public House (2221 MarGalveston. ket), Yaga’s Cafe (2314 Strand), Bubba’s Advance general admission wristbands ($50) on The Strand (2404 Strand), Old Quarallow access to all official festival performances. ter Acoustic Cafe (413 20th St.), StuttgarVIP wristbands ($125) allow access to all official den Tavern (2110 Strand), and The 1859 festival performances, exclusive VIP only events, St. Joseph’s Church (2202 Avenue K). merchandise and more. VIP wristbands are limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone. If capac- 10th annual Galveston Island ity permits, there will be tickets sold at the door of Beach Revue The new home to the 10th annual each venue which is good for that one night at that venue only. An attendee wanting to go to another Galveston Island Beach Revue in part of the Third Coast Music Festival weekend. venue or on another night can pay at the door Galveston’s vintage past meets present day each time. This isn’t just a festival in a field, it’s a unique fun featuring vintage inspired fun, headexperience for guests to hear some of the nation’s lined by the Bathing Beauties contest. Make your plans now for April 27th-28th best live music performing across the island for great music and the world famous including Rodney Crowell, Geno Delafose & Bathing Beauties contest. French Rockin’ Boogie, Mike and the Moonpies, Galveston’s iconic “Queen of the Two Tons of Steel, Peterson Brothers Band, and Gulf,” Hotel Galvez & Spa®, 2024 Seamany more. wall Blvd., opens its doors for a special A highlight will be Sunday, April 29th night of curated music, craft beer, speak(6:30pm), Texas music legend Rodney Crowell will perform at the The Grand 1894 Opera House. easy inspired cocktails and more as part of a FriBorn and raised in Houston, Crowell is one of the day Night Revue Prevue on April 27th. This new most influential singer-songwriters of his genera- addition to the annual contest will feature the first public introductions of the 2018 bathing beaution. His music has garnered numerous awards from the Americana Music Association, Academy ties and is hosted by Dandy Wellington from of Country Music and Country Music Association, 6-7:30pm. Admission is free and vintage attire is encouraged. One lucky person will be awarded a in addition to winning two Grammys. Joe Robinson, whose accolades include winning “Austra- coveted Beach Revue winner’s sash for “Best Vinlia’s Got Talent” and being voted Best New Talent tage Dressed.” by “Guitar Player” magazine readers, will open. This year’s Beach Revue is held on Saturday,

40 Bands, 50 Shows, 4 Days & 1 Island Come Together:

Third Coast Music Festival

As part of the fun, there will be music. Local and touring bands and artists will come from near and far to celebrate surf culture and the preservation of our natural waters and beach habitat, filling the air with groovy tunes. The line up so far includes Arthur Yoria, The Mighty Hooks, Los Dientes, Robert Kuhn, DEM Roots, The Phantom Royals, and The India Tigers of Texas. There’s also a beer competition. Artisan beers will be available for the price of one beer- one purchased ticket and at the end of the day, the breway 12th, 10am-10pm, the La Izqui- ery with the most ale donated, wins the prize. There is an 8am highly encouraged free surf erda Surf and Music Festival will be held at Jimmy’s on the Pier. This and coffee session sponsored by Galveston Coffee Roasters with yoga going on by the beach. Live Surfrider Foundation Benefit will be a full day of music fun featuring reggae music! music and surf competitions ($30 entrance fee) go from 10am-10pm. Prizes include cool artwork, La Izquierda is Spanish for “the left,” the feminine left. It’s the front side for a goofy footer. It can gear and an all inclusive world class Surf-Getaway. For information and the line-up visit the Facemean anything you want. La Izquierda is a free book page La Izquierda Surf and Music Festival. event open to the public and brought to you by Jimmy’s on the Pier, Culture Clash Magazine, the For questions contact robertkuhnmusic@gmail. com. There are still vendor and booth spaces Surfrider Foundation, Robert Kuhn Music and available. Galveston. And with that in mind, “a bell will ring in the Call For Musicians! still morning wind signaling the start of the first The annual heat. The groms paddle out. There is a visible Galveston Cajun swell rolling in from the horizon. It is 10am on Festival, set for May 12th and there is roots reggae music floatFather’s Day weekend, June 15th-17th, will be ing over the water from an old vinyl record a DJ held on the beautiful grounds of Beach Central is spinning at Jimmy’s on the Pier in Galveston, Park at the Hotel Galvez, 2102 Seawall. Texas.” Live music from a wide array of performers It is the kick-off of the La Izquierda, a surf and across a variety of genres will be held all weekmusic festival dedicated to enriching and unitend. The currently festival is seeking musicians! ing communities of Galveston, the Gulf Coast and To apply, go to through a good old fashioned surf compe- junfestival or call (409)359-3045. tition and fun-raiser for the Surfrider Foundation.


April 28th. Featuring three musical acts in conjunction with a Classic Car & Vintage Trailer Show, the festival culminates in the famed Bathing Beauties Contest. The contest itself has become a must-see event as locals and tourists of all ages swarm the beach and seawall for a glimpse at the vintage swimsuits, parasols, and of course the “world famous” Bathing Beauties themselves. For those considering joining the ranks of the world famous Bathing Beauties, open applications

for the contest are now being accepted. Download the application at A total of 30 contestants will be selected for this year’s contest. Cut-off date to register is Friday, April 20th. Admission is free for all activities at Beach Central. The Galveston Island Beach Revue is held at Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd. Visit to keep up to date with the festival.

The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe Is The Place to Be for Music

• April 28th - Third Coast Music Festival with Patrice Pike, Wayne Sutton, Jamie Lin Wilson • May 4th (8pm) - Los Mighty Hooks • May 5th (8:30pm) - Arthur Yoria • May 11th (8:30pm) - Trout Fishing in America • May 12th (8:30pm) - Staehely Brothers and Sheila Marshall

Old Quarter Acoustic is a music venue that supports live, original music and is located at 413 20th St., in Downtown Galveston. For tickets and more info, go to or find them on Facebook. Events this month are:

A Special Night: Benefit Show for Samantha Banks April 14th Samantha “Sam” Banks is an amazing perWeekly cussionist and longtime • Every Wednesday - Open mic with Neil Down drummer for Ruthie Fos& Fiscal Cliff ter. She is a true musi• Every Thursday - Open mic with Kitty Litter cian since she was a kid at the High School for Upcoming Shows Performing and Visual • April 5th (8:30pm) - Bri Bagwell and Amy Arts in Houston, and Andrews majoring in music in col• April 6th (8:30pm) - John Evans & Lew Card lege. Her career ranges from her jazz band called Song Swap Yasheed to church on Sundays to the interna• April 7th tional stage with Ruthie and other touring artists. (8:30pm) She is a favorite with audiences, known for her Harbors over big smile, big heart, beautiful soul and incredHighways ible artistry with drums, percussion instruments • April 13th and spoons! Ruthie calls her “the heartbeat of (8pm) - Gabe Wootton Songwriters Series with our band.” Mandy Rowden and Jimmy Pizzitola Friday, February 23rd, 2018, Sam suffered a • April 14th (8pm) - Benefit for Samantha Banks sudden and major brain bleed that has her now • April 20th (8pm) - Christy Hays Album in the Neuro ICU in the Texas Medical CenRelease with Josh Buckley ter. At this point, doctors are still assessing the • April 21st (8:30pm) - Warm Sugar with Carimpacts to her. Sam’s daughter Briana and mom son Mchone Ms. Betty have been by her side since that dev• April 26th - Third Coast Music Festival with astating evening. Like too many musicians, Sam Wood & Wire and Jaimee Harris is uninsured. • April 27th - Third Coast Music Festival with Come help raise money for this longtime Jaime Wyatt and Mike Stinson percussionist favorite. Cover is $20 at the door. • 21

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Tall Ship Festival: Friday, April 6th Main Stage: The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, The Jackdaws Irish Band, 10am 7-11 The Bilge Pumps, 11:30am, 4pm B. Jiggers – The Fuse, 9-1 Kevin Anthony, 5pm Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers, Float – DJ, 9-1 7pm Galveston Island Brewing – Jaredd Reed, The Jackdaws Irish Band, 8pm 4-7 Hendley Green Stage: Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Kevin Anthony, 12pm Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – John Evans, Lew The Jackdaws Irish Band, 2pm Card 8-12 Saengerfest Stage: Rum Shack – Level One, 9-1 Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers, Sharky’s – Zach Tate Band, 9-1 3pm Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, The Jackdaws Irish Band, 4pm 7-11 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Stuttgarden – Shawn Michaels, 7-11

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West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 Saturday, April 7th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Flashpoint, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s At Tiki – The Relics, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Cloud Nine, 9-1 The Float - The Mighty Hooks, 2-6 Galveston Island Brewing – The High Mile, 6-9 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Harbors Over Highways, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Hat Trick, 5-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12

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Sharky’s Tavern – Jypsy Rose, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – The Band Hennessy, 7-11 Tall Ship Festival: Main Stage: The Bilge Pumps, 10am Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers, 1:30pm The Bilge Pumps, 5pm Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers, 8pm Hendley Green Stage: Tom Kastle, 1pm The Bilge Pumps, 2pm Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers,

4pm Saengerfest Stage: Kevin Anthony, 2:30pm Tom Kastle, 3:30pm Woody’s Beach Bar – Zak Perry, 7-10 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 Sunday, April 8th Albatross - Smith & Turner, 3-6 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum - Breanna & Catherine, 9am Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Pleasure Pier - Turning Point Band, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Tall Ship Festival: Main Stage: The Bilge Pumps, 11am Kevin Anthony, 2:30pm The Bilge Pumps, 4pm Hendley Green Stage: Tom Kastle, 12:30pm Tom Kastle, 3:30pm Saengerfest Stage: The Bilge Pumps, 2:30pm Woody’s Beach Bar – Harbors Over Highways, 3-7 Monday, April 9th Albatross - Cash McCall, 6-9 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, April 10th The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Wednesday, April 11th The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Open Mic, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – The Ukuladies, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Thursday, April 12th B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum – Anitra Jay, 3pm Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Open Mic, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Friday, April 13th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Geoff Fish, 5-8 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Paper Sparrow, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Mandy Rowden, Jimmy Pizzitola, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – OMG, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Abraham Weaver Band, 9-1 Stuttgarden – Big Jordan Band, 7-11 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Mason Lively, 10-1 Saturday, April 14th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Poison Ivy, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Monday Night Guys, 2-5 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Brightwire, 7-9 Murphy’s - The Blaggards, 10-1 Nick’s Pool Bar - Unusual Suspects, 7-11 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Benefit Concert For Samantha Banks, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Velvet Punch, 5-9 Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12

Rum Shack – Key Of Soul, 9-1 Saengerfest Park - Samy Jo Band, 6-9 Sharky’s - Suttle Image Band, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Jeremy Kilgore, 7-11 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s Beach Bar – DeFrance, 7-10 Yaga’s – SBMT, 10-1 Sunday, April 15th Albatross - David Richardson, 3-6 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum - Mystery Loves Company, 9am Galveston Island Brewing - Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Pleasure Pier - Campfire Soul, 5-9 The Oaks Bar - Smith & Turner & Cawood, 2-6 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Woody’s Beach Bar – Jo Hell Band, 7-10 Monday, April 16th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, April 17th The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Wednesday, April 18th The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Galveston Island Brewing – The Curse & The Cure, 7-10 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Open Mic, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Yaga’s – Darrell John, 5-7 Thursday, April 19th B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum – Sherita Perez, 3pm Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Open Mic, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Friday, April 20th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – David Richardson, 4-8 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Joe Premo, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Christy Hayes with Buckley, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Keyun & The Zydeco Masters, 5-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Spotlights, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – The Feel Band, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Prophets & Outlaws, 10-1 Saturday, April 21st The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Kevin Anthony & G-Town, 3-6 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Anitra Jay, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Warm

Sugar & Carson Mchone, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Marcus & The Zydeco Legendz, 5-9 Poop Deck - Cross Town Renegades, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Rachel Rose Band, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Kick’ It Dixie, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Blaggards, 7-11 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s Beach Bar – The New Offenders, 7-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 Sunday, April 22nd Albatross - James Sturrock, 3-6 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum – Anita Jay, 9am Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 The Oaks Bar - Mojo Fraction, 2-6 Pleasure Pier - Zydeco Dots, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Woody’s Beach Bar – Hill Country Revival, 7-10 Monday, April 23rd The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Island Pier Club - David Joel, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, April 24th The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Wednesday, April 25th The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Open Mic, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Thursday, April 26th B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – The Powell Brothers, 8-9, Kody West, 10-11, Mike & The Moonpies, 12-1 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum - Brandon Williams, 3pm Hotel Galvez - Sheila Marshall, 2-3, Los Dientes, 3-4, Robert Kuhn, 4-5, Libby Koch, 5-6 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Jaimee Harris, 6:30-7:30, Wood & Wire, 8-9:30 Poop Deck – Open Mic, 8-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Keyun & The Zydeco Masters, 8:30-10, The Nightowls, 10:30-12 Yaga’s – Folk Family Revival, 9:3011, Harvest Thieves, 11:30-1 Friday, April 27th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Rapture, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Kevin Anthony & G-Town, 8-9:30, John Evens Band,10-11:30, The Derailers,12-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Robert Kuhn, 5-9 Hotel Galvez – Matt Harlan, 2-3, Brandon Williams, 3-4, Denice

Franke, 4-5, Brandon McDermott, 5-6, Revue Prevue W/ Dandy Wellington, 6-7:30 MOD Coffeehouse - The Spinning Game, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Mike Stinson, 7:30-9, Jaime Wyatt, 9:30-11 Proletariat Gallery - Little Outfit, 8:3010, El Lago, 10:30-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Sonic Seduction, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Stranded, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Peterson Brothers, 9-10:30, Tomar & The FCS, 11-12:30 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars, 9:30-11, Grady Spencer & The Work, 11:30-1 Saturday, April 28th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B. Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Charlie & The Regrets, 8-9:30, Two Tons Of Steel, 10-11:30, Jack Ingram, 12-1:30 Galveston Island Beach Revue, John Evens Band, 1-2, Two Tons Of Steel, 2:30-3:30, Matt Tolentino & Dandy Wellington, 4-5 Galveston Island Brewing – The Curse & The Cure, 5-8 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Louis Morales, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe Jaime Lin Wilson, Patrice Pike & Wayne Sutton, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Poison Ivy, 5-9 Proletariat Gallery - Drew Kennedy, 8:30-10, Fingerpistol, 10:30-12 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Third Stone, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – The Sharks, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Stuttgarden – Chansons ET Soulards, 9-10:30, Geno Delafose, 11-12:30 Tremont House – Leah’s Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s Beach Bar – The Captain Legendary Band, 7-10 Yaga’s – Los Mighty Hooks, 9:30-11, El Tule, 11:30-1 Sunday, April 29th Albatross - Geoff Fish, 3-6 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum – Robert Kuhn, 9am Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 The Grand - Rodney Crowell, 7pm Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Pleasure Pier - Will Carter Trio, 2-6 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Monday, April 30th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2










Smith & Turner APRIL 15

David Richardson APRIL 22

James Sturrock



Geoff Fish

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Island Guide April 2018 edition lr  
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