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Things To Do And Now for Something a Little Different By Terry Card
“Let’s do something different tonight. Maybe go somewhere, where we can become immersed in a game - like the ones online - drink some craft beer, and get a bite to eat. You know how I love gaming - but online you just sit there by yourself all the time. That can get boring. The place I heard about has board games, card games, and puzzles, and best of all it lets me take you on, head to head!” “What’s it called?” “Board Game Island” “OK. Let’s give it a try.” Originally opened in 2013, Board Game Island was bought in October 2016 by Debra Bergland R.N., a currently active floor nurse at Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center. Debra has been in the profession for twentyfive years, seventeen of which were at UTMB. Originally a Canadian, born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, at twentynine she went back to school, deciding that bartending was not a lifelong career for her. Since she is still nursing, Curtis manages the business and essentially, runs the establishment. More of a local, Curtis was born in Conroe, Texas. His father was a police officer and his mother worked in a bank. Curtis graduated from the University of Houston and became a consultant, working for a law firm, but found that it was not for him. He wanted to be on his own and in a different business. He put his legal training to use, researching different business models and discovered
that board game establishments were one of the fastest growing businesses worldwide. They have had tremendous growth, especially in Canada and Asia. He found that people liked them because they are not a traditional bar or restaurant, yet appealed to online gamers because they could still play games. The difference is that they are able to play games with real live people, chat while playing over a beer or coffee, and have something to eat. He felt that this was the business for him, but first, he had to gain some experience while he saved to open his own company. However, the opportunity to learn and ultimately manage the business he wanted to be in, resulted in him being happily engaged at Board Game Island. It is the human interaction that is most gratifying at Board Game Island. Games appeal to a huge segment of our modern day society, but playing games solely online is isolating, and gamers are starting to realize that they miss the human interaction. They want to be able to talk to someone face to face. To do that while still playing challenging games, and have something to eat and drink at the same time is becoming more and more and more popular. It is helpful that Board Game Island is reputed to have the best coffee on the Strand, carrying a variety of specialty coffees. They also have an array of craft beer. One of their suppliers is Galveston Island Brewery, a local brewery on Stewart Road. On tap, they have Austin East Sides, St. Arnolds, and Buffalo Bayou Ginger Bread South, an excellent dark beer. A great snack to go with their drink selection is a Texas-size pretzel. For those who want good food that can be eaten while playing, they can order freshly made pizza, club sandwiches including toasted BLT, or Board Game Island’s own pizza sandwich. If the idea that learning unfamiliar new games may be somewhat daunting, the friendly waitstaff/game tenders will help you select and learn a game before taking your food and drink order. The games are included free with the purchase of food or drink. Otherwise, there is a nominal charge for playing. Fortunately, when Debra bought the business most of the amenities were in place. It just needed a thorough two-week cleaning and paint job. A few added touches, like the loveseat and coffee table, allowed them to create a Victorian nook, adding to the atmosphere as well as the decor. Their customer base is about 50/50 tourists and locals. Many of the locals range from students at UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch) and TAMUG (Texas A&M University Galveston) to people looking for something that the entire family can enjoy together and retirees who want a quiet night out in a non-smoking environment. Smokers can sit outside at the two tables provided, one under the shade of an umbrella. The other is usually laden with a chess board and too many passersby stop to watch the action to allow for an umbrella. The tourists mostly are awaiting
their cruise embarkation or taking in the sights after returning. Of course, added to that are tourists who take a day from the beach and explore the Strand. Since Board Game Island is just off the Strand, they attract many of these tourists. Being in the core of downtown means that their busiest times occur when a special event such as Dickens on the Strand, the Lone Star Rally, and Mardi Gras, are in full throttle. At other times they have live music and drink specials for their customers, but it is the gaming aspect that is the attraction. In the near future, they plan to add to their game inventory for sale to customers. This will take some added construction to accommodate the games and books, but they are already looking at various ways to accomplish this. They are also planning a Ghost Event in conjunction with Dash Beardsley. There will be a paranormal investigation for which raffle tickets may be purchased while playing Mysterium, eating a little and drinking a little. Debra is convinced that the building is haunted. One day, she had been going over her statements in the kitchen area with her accountant when they heard a weird sound. They went out to investigate and found that the fridge door had opened by itself. They thought it to be just coincidence and went back into the kitchen to continue their deliberations. Within a short time, they heard a loud ‘poof’ and went back to investigate. A draft beer tap had mysteriously opened flooding beer all over the floor. Debra and her accountant concluded that something unearthly was helping itself to food and beer. Board Game Island is located at 213, 23rd Street just south of The Strand and around the corner from the Tremont Hotel in Downtown Galveston. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 12 noon10pm, Friday-Saturday 12 noon-12 midnight, Sunday 12 noon-10pm, and closed on Mondays. For more information call (409)762-0144 or go to facebook.com/boardgameisland.
Upcoming Festivals Sunny days and mild nights make Galves-
ton Island the perfect place to enjoy festivals year-round. Many festivals celebrate art, music, film, food, beer, and wine, while others celebrate various ethnic and cultural holidays. Here is a list of these festivals: • January 6th-21st: Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week • January 19th-20th: Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest • February 2nd-4th, 9th-10th: “Mardi Gras! Galveston” • April 1st: Easter in the Gardens at Moody Gardens • April 5th-8th: Tall Ships Galveston • April 17th-22nd: FeatherFest & Nature Photofest • April 26th-29th: Third Coast Music Festival & Galveston Island Beach Revue • April 7th: The Grand Kids Festival • April 20th-21st: Galveston Food and Wine Festival • May 5th-6th, 12th-13th: Galveston Historic Home Tour • May: Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cook Off • June: Juneteenth Celebration • June 8th: World Oceans Day Festival • June: Galveston Cajun Festival • June 9th-10th: Blues, Brews & BBQ on The Pier • July 4th: Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Show • August 25th: AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition & Festival • August 31st-September 2nd : Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
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The Grand 1894 Opera House:
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“The Official Blues Brothers Revue” & TheTheOak Ridge Boys Grand 1894 Opera House
is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston's Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available combines great originality and innovation with by contacting The Grand's box office at (409)765- the sheer joy of making music together. Tickets 1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. start at $22.
“The Official Blues Brothers Revue”
Saturday, January 13th (8pm) First seen on The Grand’s stage during the 2014-2015 Season, Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty return as “Jake” and “Elwood” Blues with “The Official Blues Brothers Revue.” Backed by a powerhouse band, their performance is packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog, including “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” and more. This is sure to be an evening of rock, blues, and soul fun! Tickets start at $25.
Jerry Jeff Walker
Friday, March 2nd (8pm) One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors, Jerry Jeff returns to The Grand as Galveston prepares to ring in 2017. Walker has been called “Mister Bojangles,” “The Gypsy Songman,” and “The Jimmy Buffett of Texas.” Praised for his unpretentious poetic sensibility and restrained, but endearing singing style, Walker is a gifted storyteller with a “say what you mean, sing what you say” delivery. His annual return to The Grand will include a special combination of spirited melodies, heart-tugging ballads, The Oak Ridge Boys Saturday, January 20th (7:30pm); and Sunday, Janu- and down-home fun. Tickets start at $35. ary 21st (3pm) “Julian Bliss Septet: A Tribute to Benny Goodman” Saturday, March 3rd (8pm) Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for Julian Bliss is one of the world’s finest claritheir annual concert featuring unparalleled four- netists, excelling as a concerto soloist, chamber part harmony and string of number one hits from musician, jazz artist, and tireless musical explorer. Billboard’s country singles charts. Subscription Julian’s exceptional musicianship and stunning seats may not be available for these performances. showmanship have thrilled audiences worldwide. Tickets start at $37. “‘The Julian Bliss Septet and the Tribute To Benny Goodman’ celebrates not only the virtuoso pio“Tango Fire” neer of American swing music but captures the Friday, January 26th (8pm) vibrant joy of a simple, unadorned melody played Tango master German Cornejo and his senwith feeling and conviction.” — Critical Jazz. suous partner Gisela Galeassi are joined by an Tickets start at $25. outstanding cast including World Tango Champions and dancers from the greatest Tango houses in Buenos Aires. Coupled with Cornejo’s sublime Rescheduled choreography and accompanied by unforgettable music and songs of the great Tango masters “An Evening including Piazzolla, Pugliese, and Gardel, “Tango With Sophia Loren” Fire” is an exhilarating show combining the rawSunday, April 8th ness, sophistication, seductive, and sultry side of (4pm) Tango. Tickets start at $25. The Grand 1894 Opera House has “Parsons Dance” rescheduled the Saturday, February 17th (8pm) November 12th perExuberant, virtuosic, sexy! “Parsons Dance” formance of “An Eveis everything that is right about American modern dance. Innovative, exuberant, and gifted, this ning with Sophia company always delivers. Their bold, joyous, and Loren” to Sunday, April 8th at 4pm. Of all the foreign sex symbols to explode athletic movement has elevated them to the top on the American screen in the 1950’s, Sophia of the world’s leading modern dance companies. Loren is the most iconic and the most endurStunning works, like the iconic “Caught,” exeming. The prolific career of this legendary movie plify this company’s innovation and huge audistar spans over five decades. She won the first ence appeal. Tickets start at $22. ® Award presented for a foreign lanYamato - The Drummers of Japan: “Chousensha,” The Challengers Academy guage role with “Two Women.” Decades later, Saturday, February 24th (8pm) in 1991, Loren received an Honorary Award “Imagine two-thousand years of Samurai, from the Academy in acknowledgment of her Shinto meditation, and sake surging through incredible contributions to world cinema. Synthe muscles and motion of this energetic troupe onymous with grace, beauty, and artistry, the of young drummers!” Now, think of all you will Oscar-winning actress, Sophia Loren will capexperience when they appear LIVE at The Grand! tivate you with her intimate on stage conversaSince its beginnings in 1993, Yamato has infused tion with former “Entertainment Tonight” host each performance with new vitality and passion. Bill Harris. Enjoy film clips, home movies, and Living, learning, and perfecting their art together a Q & A from the audience. on beautiful Nara Prefecture in Japan, Yamato
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The Bryan Museum, located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St., houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. Assembled by J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, the collection spans more than 12,000 years, with pieces ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to modern twenty-first century objects. For more info call (409)632-7685 or go to thebryanmuseum.org. The museum is open Thursday-Monday 11am-4pm, and closed Tuesday-Wednesday. Every Thursday (4-7pm) - Wine in The Bryan Gardens - Join the fun in the beautiful Conservatory and botanical gardens to relax and enjoy time and conversation with friends, family, and Museum staff. Wine, beer, and complimentary bar snacks will be served. During the event, the Museum Shop will also be open so that you may browse the selection of original artwork, hand painted figurines, unique jewelry, colorful pottery, books, music, and more. Please enter from the Guest Parking lot behind the Museum. Ongoing - “Eyes of Texas: A Century of Artistic Visions” Special Exhibit - The Bryan Collection holds hundreds of paintings relating to Texas. Each was selected per a basic criterion: the artist had to understand Texas through lived experience. According to J.P. Bryan, founder of the Bryan Museum, “[Each artist] actually participated in the events of the settlement of Texas, those who saw it at its fullest expression or, at
the very least, while the dust was still settling on that unique chapter of United States history.” “Eyes of Texas” provides the chance to see the evolving artistic visions that helped to shape Texas. By focusing on the years between 1850 and 1950, these works highlight the artistic search for a regional identity. Each painting serves as both a window and a mirror—a window to view the past and a mirror to reflect on personal experience. January 27th (10:30am-2:30pm) - The Bryan Museum’s Spring Bridal Show - You are cordially invited to come and enjoy a unique bridal experience at The Bryan Museum! Meet dozens of local experienced caterers, florists, photographers, linen specialists, musicians, DJs, and wedding coordinators who will be here to answer your questions and help you plan your wedding. Try samples of exquisite food and delicious cakes while you listen to music and enjoy an adult beverage created by professional mixologists. Your admission fee also gives you the opportunity to view The Bryan Museum’s galleries that day as well. Tickets are available at thebryanmuseum.org.
Galveston Island Brewing: Locally Made, Locally Fun
Enjoy these events at the Brewery. Events • January 19th (6-8pm) - Flow and Flight - Join as the Brewery combines yoga and a beer sampling. • February 3rd (6:30pm) - Galveston Island Brewing Mardi Gras Float Catch your favorite brewery cruising the streets of Galveston in the parade. If you would like to participate, call (409)740 7000. • June 9th - Galveston Island Brewing Co. 5K Beer Run - This run is the #3 in the Run in Texas 5K 6-Pack Series. Start and finish at hip and groovy Galveston Island Brewing Co and run a well supported, well staffed 5K on a fast and flat course. Post race party with food trucks and the usual 4 x 8oz beer tastings in finisher glass included. All Runners receive finisher pint glass, tech shirt. Register at runintexas.com/ galveston. More Info Galveston Island Brewery is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm12 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. For more info call go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.
Family Days at 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. Children 18 and younger are admitted free with a chaperone. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum is located at Pier 19. For more info call (409)766-7827 or go to oceanstaroec.com. • January 13th - Islands of Life: Learn how platforms in the Gulf of Mexico provide habitats and protection for many different types of marine animals. Come try your luck at “fishing” around our mock platform for facts about these artificial habitats. • February 10th - Shaving Cream Creations: Use a common petroleum product (shaving cream), food coloring, a toothpick, and cardstock to create your own marbled art creation. Explore your creative side and make a unique one-of-akind valentine card for your loved one.
Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest:
and bring it on down to the Galveston Historical Strand. Your team can compete for the gold and Chili Champion bragging rights. Here Not to fear, the Chili & Beer is here - again! is your chance to light up For the past eight years, Yaga’s has brought a those judges’ taste buds and diverse crowd of Chili & Beer lovers from all over show ‘em what you got! the nation, to Galveston. This year’s festival will Music consist of the ever so popular Chili & Beer tastDuring the festival, seving, with a ton of added perks. Get ready for live eral bands will play includmusic, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, a washer pitching tournament, a jackpot margarita contest, vendors, ing: Brandon McDermott Band (1pm) in Saengerfest and a historical Strand merchant walk-about. As if that doesn’t fulfill all of your festival needs, Park. returning this year is the expanded Beer Festival. 2018 Beerfooter 5K: A When you attend the Beer Festival, you can Beachin’ Beer Run Of A sample a variety of more than 100 craft and Good Time import beers by purchasing a souvenir beerPut your “Beerfoot” in tasting mug along with a punch card ($30 in front of the other in this advance). Not only will you get to taste all the “brewtiful” Beach 5K Fun Run “hoppening” at different brews, you will also get the chance to Beerfoot Brewery Saturday, January 20th. chat with expert Brew Masters. You are invited to get some exercise before Chili teams will be serving their best recipes devouring warm chili and cold brews. Crazy outSaturday, January 20th, 12 noon-3pm. Teams lin- fits/Team Uniforms are encouraged. The race ing the Strand District will dish out a sample to starts at 9am at Seawall Blvd. and 28th, directly festival attendees who have purchased an official across the street from Beerfoot Brewery. chili-tasting cup. Walk around and try countCombo Ticket for the 5K and Chili Tasting less samples for the 3-hour span, while enjoying start at $40 in advance online. the live music and cold refreshments. With the Washer Pitching Tournament Chili Tasting Ticket ($10 in advance), you can This highly popular competition is for twosample chili from over 60 cook teams. Be sure to person teams to compete in a 15 round (or 10 buy your tickets sooner than later; the price will minutes of play) tournament with double elimiincrease on January 8th. nation, accumulative scoring, and awards and If you want the best of both beer and chili, bragging rights for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place get the Chili & Beer Tasting Combo ticket for winners. $37 in advance. This includes a chili sampling cup and a 25 2 oz sampling card for the beer fest. Jackpot Margarita Contest Calling all margarita enthusiasts! Yaga’s is This ticket is an advance purchase only, and not looking for your creativity and mixologist skills available day of. to create a unique margarita recipe that will take VIP Early Bird Beer Tasting Tickets are $40 in advance. VIP tickets will get you into the Beer the ‘salt’ and become the new 2018 Winner of the Patron Jackpot Margarita Contest at the 9th Fest an hour early so you don’t miss out on the Annual Chili Quest & Beer Fest. If you’d like to limited stock of exclusive released beers. This compete, download the form at yagaschiliquest. ticket includes 25 – 2 oz samples. Additional sample cards will be available to purchase at the com. festival. VIP Beer Fest tickets have sold out online Strand Merchant Walk-About Take a break from all the tasty chili samples five years in a row. You can also participate as a cook in the fes- and stop into some of the island’s most popular Strand Merchants for a quick browse or some tival. Whip up a batch of your best chili recipe
January 19th-20th, The Heat Is On
Galveston Historical Foundation Events
Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) offers many events that are open to the public. Tickets and reservations can be made online at galvestonhistory.org or by calling (409)763-1877. Bishop’s Palace Tours The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway Ave. J. Available Daily (11am-5pm) - Bishop’s Palace Audio Tours - Powered by Acoustiguide, the Audio Tour allows visitors to see historical images not seen by previous tours on a handheld, high-resolution screen. Tickets are $6-$11. January 6th, 20th, February 10th, 24th, serious shopping. Visit all of the shops on your March 24th, April 7th, 21st (11am-1pm) - Basewalk-about card, get a stamp from each one, turn ment to Attic Tours - Offering participants a rare in your card by 4pm, and win. Register for a card look into parts of the 1892 home that are typionline. Your walk-about card will be emailed to cally off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to you approximately two weeks prior to the fesAttic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio and an tival, and you are required to bring this card to exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. participate in the Merchant Walk-about.
The 2018 festival benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston. The Ronald McDonald House of Galveston is a “home away from home” for the families of children who are seeking medical treatment at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Shiners Hospital for Children and Transitional Learning Center. The House is more than a place to stay; as an alternative to an isolated hotel room, the families and children enjoy cheerful surroundings and the support of other families, volunteers, and staff. A portion of the proceeds from the 9th Annual Chili Quest & Beer Fest will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston.
January 17th (6-8pm) - Jon Crispin Architectural Documentary Lecture at Menard House - Photographer and University of Texas Medical Branch’s 2018 Visiting Osler Scholar, Jon Crispin will discuss some of his noted architectural documentary projects he has worked on in his extensive career in a special lecture at Menard Hall. Admission is free with RSVP at galvestonhistory.org. A reception will follow the presentation at the 1838 Menard House with complimentary wine and cheese. January 26th (7-9pm) - “Menardi Gras!” - Celebrate Mardi Gras 2018 at the site of the island’s first celebration of the annual fest in 1853, the More Info Michel B. Menard House! Join Galveston HistorTickets are available at yagaschiliquest.com. ical Foundation for a night of food, fun, music, The festival itself is free to attend. Public Chili and frivolity at Galveston’s oldest residence. Sampling and Beer Fest tickets may be purchased Tickets are $55 per person or $90 per couple and in advance or the day of at the information booth include access to beverages, heavy hors d’oeuvres located at the corner of 23rd St. and Strand St., and a live New Orleans brass band. Tickets are (while ticket supplies last). limited and advance reservation is required.
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January 2018 Treasure of the Month:
Historic Wood Paver from Galveston’s Market Street During the month of January, Rosenberg
Library will exhibit an original wooden block used for paving Galveston’s Market Street during the 1870’s. The block was a gift of Kathleen Bracken.
Paving Market Street
In 1874, Galveston’s Board of Aldermen began accepting bids for the paving of Market Street (Avenue D), one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. One of the bids came from R.W. Trundy, owner of Galveston Creosoting Works, a manufacturer of railroad ties. He proposed using yellow-pine pavers treated with creosote for the project. Creosote is a substance derived from the distillation of coal and wood tar. It functioned as a preservative to make lumber more resistant to pressure and water and was most commonly used for railroad and marine applications. Several Alderman had reservations about whether the newly patented process was effective and if would be adequate for heavy traffic. Although creosoted wood paving was common in the northern United States at the time, it was not widely used in the South. In the end, the Board
voted to approve the use of creosoted wood pavement. These pavers lasted until the early 1900s when Market Street was repaved. This time, brick was the pavement of choice throughout the city, and the creosoted wooden blocks were removed. One of the blocks was salvaged and marked with an identifying plaque in 1909. It is now preserved in the museum collection at the Rosenberg Library.
The Treasure of the Month is located on the library’s second floor near the East Entrance. It can be viewed during regular library hours, 9am9pm. Monday-Thursday and 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday. For more info, contact the Museum Office at (409)763-8854 x. 125 or go to rosenberg-library-museum.org.
Winter on the Pleasure Pier: The Rides Get Wilder in the Cold
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 pleasurepier.com. Coming up is:
• Weekend Adventure Pass - 3 parks, one pass for $39.99, unlimited access on FridaysSunday year-round to Galveston Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk and Downtown Aquarium Houston • January 1st-February 25th: For a Day - Everyone visiting will pay kids price for admission of $19.99 All Day Ride Passes. Valid Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. • January 12th-15th - MLK Weekend: The Weekend Adventure Pass will be good Friday–Monday this weekend • February 12th: Mardi Gras Weekend - Enjoy our Kid for a Day discounts and revel in the fun • February 16th-19th: President's Day Weekend - The Weekend Adventure Pass will be good Friday–Monday. During the winter months, Pleasure Pier is open daily until January 5th, 11am-8pm weekdays; Saturday, January 6th 11am-9pm; Sunday, January 11am-7pm. Monday, January 15th the Pier is open 11am-8pm. The rest of January and February, The Pier is open weekends only: Fridays 4-8pm; Saturdays 11am-9pm; Sundays 11am-7pm. All events are weather permitting. Ride hours are seasonal and are subject to change without notice. For more info and a full list of events go to pleasurepier.com.
“Shark Attack: The Mysterious Underworld 5D” The very hard-to-miss giant head of a shark on Seawall Blvd. across from Pleasure Pier, at 2424 Seawall Blvd., is two thrilling “Shark Attack The Mysterious Underworld 5D” and “The Mysterious Underworld 5D” rides. “Shark Attack” promises to test your bravery with their ferocious “Shark Attack” ride. Prepare yourself - you’re about to be witness to a jaw dropping prehistoric Megalodon shark - one of the largest and most powerful predators that ever lived is back! “Shark Attack: The Mysterious Underworld 5D” offers visitors a chance to watch as a massive, angry shark attempts to break through the aquarium glass. Tickets are $7. The second attraction is a simulated ride on a mine car into “The Mysterious Underworld.” Thrill seekers are surely eager to try this one! You can take a exhilarating ride through a dark forgotten mine. Sitting in a mine car, your seats will swing, sway and drop as you take this heart-racing ride! Effects include realistic movement in all directions, water, wind, scents, smoke and fog. Tickets are $7. Combo tickets for both are $12. Add to your excitement and buy a Pleasure Pier combo ticket for $36.99 / $29.99 (based on height), which includes an All Day Ride pass and both 5D rides.
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Island State Park New Year’s Fun Run/ Walk – Start the new year with some fun, some exercise, and some beautiful nature. The event will be held at the Galveston Island State Park on the bay side of FM 3005, near 13-mile road. There will be 5k and 10k walks and runs. There will also be a 1k for kids under 12. A light breakfast will be provided along with performance t-shirts for all participants. Check-in is at 8:15am. This event is sponsored by Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FOGISP), an NPO consisting entirely of volunteers, who help with the preservation and enhancement of the park’s natural environment. For more info and to register go to: fogisp.wordpress.com/ annual-fun-run. Park entry fees are waived for the morning of the event. January 20th - Yaga’s Beerfooter 5k - Put your BEERFOOT in front of the other in this “brewtiful” Beach 5k Fun Run “hoppening” at Beerfoot Brewery. The Beerfooter 5k Fun Run is sure to put some pep in your step and beer in your belly! In conjunction with the 9th Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest, you are invited to get some exercise before devouring warm chili and cold brews. The run will start on 28th and Seawall (across from Beerfoot) and head West to 48th and Seawall (Fort Crockett Seawall Park). Once there, runners will turn around and head back to 28th and Seawall. Register at yagaschiliquest.com. February 3rd - Official “Mardi Gras! Galveston” Jolly Jester Jaunt 5k/10k - Join the 107th celebration of “Mardi Gras! Galveston” by taking part in the 2018 Jolly Jester Jaunt 5k/10k. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a leisurely crawl or an intense run through the beautiful City of Galveston and follow it up with a day of celebrations and libations in “Mardi Gras! Galveston’s” Entertainment District. For more info and to register go to mardigrasgalveston.com/ jolly-jester-jaunt. February 18th - 8th Annual Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k - Enjoy the fun and party of the 8th Annual Galveston Half and Full Marathon and the 5k. Same new course as 2017. The start/finish will be at Stewart Beach Park, 201 Seawall Blvd. The Half Marathon will be a one loop course with the full marathon taking you a second time up and down the seawall. Race start times are: Wheelchair/handcyclist will start at 7:15am, Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 7:30am, and Cupid 5k will start at 7:45am. The Kids Mile will start after the 5k. For more info and to register go to galvestonmarathon.com. February 24th - Surfside Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, and 1k - At this race, all races are 100% pavement free on a stretch of beach between Surfside Beach and the San Luis Pass. All events begin and end at Stahlman Park in Surfside. Register at surfsidebeachmarathon.com. March 3rd Galveston Causeway FunD Run - Ever thought of taking in the view standing on top of the Galveston Causeway? Now you can! UTMB Health and the School of
Health Professions is once again hosting this event that benefits SHP student scholarships and represents a powerful investment in the future of healthcare for our region and state. By participating in this event you will help provide scholarships for the many talented students in the School of Health Professions. This run starts at the Galveston County Daily News Building parking lot. For more information, call the SHP Causeway FunD Run Hotline at (409)772-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org. April 7th - Galveston Beach Wicked Wine Run - Race through the beautiful and scenic oceanside at East Beach. The start time for the 5k Wicked Run begins at 5:30pm, and the 1k Wicked Tasting Walk begins at 7pm. Start your race like any other, but that's where the ordinary stops. You'll celebrate your run unlike any event you've run before – wine after your race or during! Stay, play and rock out with a live band, food trucks and more wine from these award winning vineyards and wineries. Wear your most wicked costumes, funky hats, masquerade masks and bring your blankets to lay out and listen to great music, enjoy a wine tasting, take a tour or kick back as the sunsets on our picturesque venues. Register at active.com. April 8th - Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas - Athletes begin their day with a 1.2-mile, one-loop saltwater swim in Offats Bayou, staged at Moody Gardens' Palm Beach Hotel. The 56-mile bike course takes cyclists on a one-loop ride along the Texas Gulf Coast, known for its gusty winds. The 13.1-mile, three-loop run is fast and flat, taking athletes through Moody Gardens and along Offats Bayou. Originally from ironman. com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/ texas.aspx#ixzz4nmAoALO3. April 22nd - Divas Half Marathon & 5k - This scenic course will begin and finish at Moody Gardens. Runners will experience the Seawall’s long beaches, historic piers, and some angry waves hitting the rocks just beneath the beachwalk. Runners also go through a beautiful residential community with amazing architecture. Finally, Schlitterbahn Park is visible within the last two miles. Along the way, runners will enjoy “Diva stations” including the famous Boa and Tiara station. You will end your Diva run with the most impressive medal ever, bubbly toast, and many other Diva touches. For more info go to runlikeadiva.com.
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and more. There is great prize giveaways every hour with 2 grand prize awards of his and her wedding bands and a $300 Visa gift card. You'll be able to sample great food and cakes while you shop for your vendors. This will be held at The Lyceum, 2401 Winnie St., Galveston. For tickets go to eventbrite.com. February 22nd (8am-3:30pm) - Women in Industry Conference 2018 - Do you know about high-paying careers in the petrochemical industry? The Women in Industry Conference is a day for women to learn more about top careers in the petrochemical industry, develop career strategies, discover success stories from experts in the field and enhance your partnerships by networking with other women seeking the same success. This will be held at Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd. Tickets are at eventbrite.com. Breakfast and lunch provided. Tickets are $10. March 3rd (1-8pm) - Conservation Beer Olympics - Watch or compete as teams battle it out on Galveston Beach in a series of games to be crowned “Conservation Beer Olympic Champions." All products used in games will be biodegradable or recyclable to help protect the environment and marine animals, so come join Sea Wanderer for some fun. Games include Ultimate Beer Pong, Steinhoisting, Turtle Crawl, Ice Cube Tray, and Water Balloon Dodge Ball. There will be lots of food, too. This will be held at 61st St. on the beach. To enter as a team go to eventbrite.com. It is free to watch as a spectator. Beer tickets will be available. March 3rd (12 noon-8pm) - Lone Star World Record Pub Crawl - Join your neighboring local bar friends and help break the Guinness world record pub crawl! Help to put Galveston in the Guinness World Record Books and be apart of this amazing event. Many participating local bars are involved and have some great activities planned throughout the day. Upon registration, you will receive your rules for the event and a world record Lone Star t-shirt. For more info go to facebook.com/events/513026069063203.
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January 1st, 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (10-11am) - Beachcombing 101 - Join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop, identification, and collecting expedition. Cold winter water makes this the best time for beachcombing, so dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet. Start at the Nature Center for a brief park orientation before caravaning to the beach where you will review the basics, hand out equipment, and use the restroom before treasure hunting. January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th (3-4pm) - Bay Tower Hiking - Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below. Discover casting nets, getting your hands muddy, and tasting edible plants of Galveston Bay on your way to an observation tower. January 13th (1-2pm) – Geocaching 101 - Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. “Geo” = Earth, “cache” = something hidden, like treasure or supplies. January 20th, February 17th (6-7pm) - Stargazing 101 - Join Ranger Lisa on a cool evening night hike and learn about the importance of the dark and our connection to the stars overhead. Dress warm and be prepared to be outside. March 3rd, May 12th, June 16th (9:30-11:30am) - Texas Outdoor Family - Join for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation.
January 19th (3-6pm) - Kendra Gives Back Trunk Show - Do some jewelry shopping during the Kendra Scott Trunk Show and benefit a charity at the same time. In conjunction with National Mentoring Month, Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show with 20% of sales benefitting Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters. Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters has been mentoring the youth of Galveston County since 1975. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest one-to-one mentoring organization in the country. Kendra Scott Friendswood will sell items directly to customers in the lobby of the hotel. Sales staff will accept cards only, no cash will be accepted. This will take place at Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. January 20th (8:30am) Polar Plunge - You’re invited to the Special Olympics Texas Annual Polar Plunge! Recruit your friends, grab a costume and come out to support our athletes in the Gulf Coast area. Raise a minimum of $60 in donations ($30 if under 18) from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for plunging into the Gulf. Thank you for your support! Together we promote dignity, equality and opportunity for all people. For more info go to facebook.com/ events/854555438035991. January 21st (1-4pm) - Galveston Winter/ Spring Wedding Show - Top area wedding professionals will welcome brides-and-groomsto-be to Galveston’s historic Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O. Brides and grooms in all stages of the wedding planning process can check out local options for catering, wedding dresses and bridal party attire, flowers, photography, music, wedding planning, bartending services, wedding entertainment and more, all in one of the most stunning wedding venues on the island. Admission is free. Make sure to check out facebook. com/galvestonweddings. January 28th (11am-3pm) - The Lyceum of Galveston Bridal Show - This is a one stop shop for all couples getting married! They will be showcasing caterers, cakes, photographers, DJ's, florists, wedding gowns and tuxedos, hair and makeup specialists, Ministers, Wedding Planners
numerous events going on this month. These events are fun for the entire family. Most events are free, however, you must pay $5 to get into the park. Galveston State Park is located on the west end of the Island at 14901 FM 3005, Galveston. For more info call (409)7371222 or go to tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/ galveston-island. Events are: January 6th – The 8th Annual Galveston Island State Park New Year’s Fun Run/Walk – Start the new year with some fun, some exercise, and some beautiful nature. The event will be held at the Galveston Island State Park on the bay side of FM 3005, near 13-mile road. There will be 5k and 10k walks and runs. There will also be a 1k for kids under 12. A light breakfast will be provided along with performance t-shirts for all participants. This event is sponsored by Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FOGISP), an NPO consisting entirely of volunteers, who help with the preservation and enhancement of the park’s natural environment. For more info and to register go to: fogisp.wordpress.com/annual-fun-run. January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th (1-2pm) - Winter Birding 101 - Ranger Lisa leads a great family-friendly course on some of the most common birds during the winter. Binoculars are available to borrow for the program. Get a checklist, find the hotspots, and delve into the best winter birds the island has to offer. Join the group at the Nature Center to get started and seek wildlife in the air, on the ground, and in the water.
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January 3rd, 4th (6-9pm) - Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner - 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. For reservations, call (409)765-7721.
Artist Boat conducts daily tours of all different kinds, skill levels, and ages. They offer a variety of kayaking adventures including East End Lagoon, Christmas Bay, Coastal Heritage Preserve (just $10 per person), Drum Bay, Quickstart Your Kayak, East End Sunset Lagoon, Galveston State Park Reserve Tour, Armand Bayou, and Deer Island. Go to artistboat.org to see details and pricing. Baywatch Dolphin Tours - Owned and operated by Galveston local Captain Michael Caldwell, Baywatch Dolphin Tours is a fun, friendly, and informative romp through the waters of Galveston Harbor. The Dolphin Tour lasts just under an hour and the boat leaves every hour on the hour, daily, from 10am-5pm. Adults are $10, children are $5, and infants and pets ride free. For more info, go to baywatchdolphintours.com or call (832)859-4557. Bishop’s Palace offers tours daily. The Bishop's Palace is one of the best known and most widely recognized historic attractions in the country. The building is owned by the Galveston-Houston Catholic Archdiocese and is managed as a museum by Galveston Historical Foundation. Bishop’s Palace is located at 402 Broadway. Call (409)765-7834 or go to galvestonhistory.org for tickets. Bryan Museum, located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St., houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world's largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. Assembled by J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, the collection spans more than 12,000 years, with pieces ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to modern twenty-first century objects. For more info call (409) 632-7685 or go to thebryanmuseum.org. The museum is open Thursday-Monday, 11am-4pm and closed Tuesday-Wednesday. Colonel Paddlewheel Boat launches at 1 Hope Blvd. in Moody Gardens. Experience the elegance of the paddlewheel from a bygone era aboard the Colonel, a triple deck sternwheeler. Admission is $10.95 for adults and $8.95 for children (4-12) and seniors (65+). Cruises are Monday-Friday at 1pm and Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Dash Beardsley’s Ghost Tours of Galveston - Join a haunted ghost tour like no other. Galveston’s oldest and longest-running ghost tour is owned and operated by Dash Beardsley, the known authority on Galveston and its hauntings. Visit the website for schedules, meeting places and to book tours at ghosttoursofgalvestonisland.com. Dolphin Watch Harbor Tours - Tours take place daily at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm. This is a great way to see Galveston Harbor up close aboard "Seagull II," Texas Seaport Museum’s 50-foot twin-engine motor vessel. Tours depart from Harborside Dr. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students ages 6-18, and free for children 5 and under. Purchase tickets at the Texas Seaport Museum Gift Shop at Pier 22, next to Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant on Harborside Dr. Also, tickets are available at galvestonhistory.org and at “Eighteen-Seventy-One,” 2217 Strand St., Downtown Galveston, (409)497-2746. Duck Tours, loading at 25th and Seawall Blvd., is a land and water sightseeing adventure. Tour Offatt’s Bayou for approximately 15 minutes; then once you hit land again, you will be shown some of the beautiful 1900’s mansions and the historic downtown Strand
shopping district plus the "Silk Stockings" historic homes district. For more info email email@example.com or call (409)6214771. For times and tickets, go to galvestonducks.com. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children, and $5 for infants (2 and under). Fantastic Galveston Race - What do you get when you combine a scavenger hunt, a sightseeing tour, and some of Galveston's best and brightest local businesses? The Fantastic Galveston Race is an amazing opportunity to put teamwork and problem solving to good use in a way that will engage families, friends, and corporate groups—anyone willing to work cooperatively and (most importantly) have fun! The race route includes a roster of 100% Galveston original businesses, peppered throughout the Strand Historic District. As racers rush to find their next location - equipped with nothing more than a pen, a map, and their own wits - ANYTHING on the way to the finish line could be their next clue. Tickets are $79.99 per person (or $45 per person with coupon). Races run every Saturday and Sunday 11am or 1:30pm. Call (409)789-1305 to sign up. Hours may be seasonal and subject to change. Galveston Cemetery Tour - Explore the oldest and most historic cemetery in Galveston. Take a walking tour of the Broadway Cemetery and see where the most famous citizens of Galveston and Texas are laid to rest and hear their stories. Find out the history of funeral practices and cemeteries in Galveston. Hear famous and infamous stories about Galveston's former residents including Lizzie Alberti (committed filicide), Bettie Brown (allegedly haunts Ashton Villa), General John Magruder (hero of Galveston during the Civil War), George Childress (author of the Texas Declaration of Independence who committed suicide), and Michel Menard and Samuel May Williams (founders of Galveston) as you stand over where they are interred. To reserve your spot on the tour and more info, call (281)742-4498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Galveston Helicopters - See the island from the sky! Several tours are available including Sea Life Tour, Around the Island Tour, Beach Tour, Sunset Tour, and Ship & Shore Tour. Prices range from $35-$175 per person. For schedules go to galvestonhelicopters.com. Galveston Railroad Museum - Towering at the head of The Strand, the Galveston Railroad Museum boasts one of the largest restored railroad collections in the southwest and one of the five largest in the country with more than 20,000 railroad items, including more than 40 engines and cars. Train Rides board every Saturday, every 15-20 minutes with the last ride boarding at 1:45pm at the Galveston Railroad Museum. Tickets cost $5 and are in addition to museum admission. Galveston Railroad Museum is located at the top of The Strand district, 2602 Santa Fe Place, Downtown Galveston. For more info go to galvestonrrmuseum.com. Galveston Tree Sculptures - Come aboard Galveston Island Tours' electric shuttle bus and tour the Galveston Tree Sculptures, beautiful creations in the Island's historic East End that came from oak trees damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008. You can also take a free, self-guided tour by downloading the online brochure. For tickets or more info go to galvestonhistorictour.com or call (409)789-9911. Harbor Tours - Tours take place daily at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm. See Galveston Harbor up close aboard "Seagull II," Texas Seaport Museum’s 50-foot twin-engine motor vessel. Tours depart from Harborside Dr. For more info, call (409)765-8687. Island Carriages - Experience Island Carriages' Victorian Excursion, a tour of Galveston's East End Historical District. A horse-drawn carriage will guide you along tree-lined streets providing you a vantage point to note architectural details of these era mansions. You may also choose to visit The Strand, Galveston's Historic Landmark District. Island Carriages' Strand Tour is a step
back in time along with a working seaport of the 1800s. A vacation to The Strand is a vacation in itself. Call (409)765-6951 for hours of operation and to make reservations. Cost determined by which tour is chosen. Moody Mansions - Restored to its turn of the century splendor, the 28,000 square-foot, four-story structure was completed in 1895. Today, guests can visit 20 rooms on a tour that depicts the home life of a powerful Texas family. The Moodys established one of the great American financial empires. Based on cotton, it grew to include banking, ranching, insurance, and hotels. W.L Moody, Jr. bought the home from the heirs of the original owners soon after the great hurricane of 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Moody and their four children celebrated the first of more than eighty Christmas seasons in the house in December of that year. The house remained home for Moody family members until 1986. Today, its rooms are filled with the furnishings and personal effects of the family. Moody Mansion is open 11am-3pm daily and is located at 2618 Broadway. Tour times are Monday-Friday 11am, 1pm, and 3pm, Saturday and Sunday tours are on the hour. Tickets are $10 for adults, and students are $5. For more info call (409)762-7668 or go to moodymansion.org. NOAA Fisheries - Since 1978, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has been participating in an international Sea Turtle recovery program. As part of this program sea turtles are housed in Galveston, nursed to healthy states, then released. See these turtles live at NOAA, 4700 Avenue U. Call (409)766-3500 for reservations. These tours are very popular and fill up quickly. For safety reasons, there is an age restriction for children attending these tours. They are held every Thursday (excluding holidays) by advance appointment only. Tours are free. Schedule a tour by calling (409)766-3500. Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum - The only facility of its kind in the world, the Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum is not only three stories of dynamic exhibits and information regarding the oil industry, it also serves as the training grounds for many people making their entrance into the world of offshore drilling. The Ocean Star is open daily 10am-5pm, with the last ticket sold at 4pm. Self-guided tours can be accompanied by an optional audio narrative via portable listening device. For more info go to oceanstaroec.com or call (409)766-7827. Pier 21 Theater presents “The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte” Pirate or patriot? Smuggler or businessman? Merciless murderer and thief or hero in time of war? These are the contradictions of the legendary Jean Lafitte. This shows daily every half hour, 11:30am-5:30pm, at the Pier 21 Theater, Harborside Dr. and 21st St. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students ages 6-18, and free for children under 6. Tickets are available at the gate. Tall Ship Elissa - The Elissa is the queen of the harbor, standing at 100 feet tall and 200 feet long. She is a three-masted, iron-hulled barque built in 1877, and is one of the oldest, fully functioning sailing vessels in the world. For more info,go to galvestonhistory. org or call (409)763-1877. Texas Seaport Museum - This harborside museum tells the story of Galveston’s days as one of the busiest and most influential commercial ports of the 19th century, which was also the era when Galveston had surpassed Ellis Island in the number of immigrants coming to America through the Harbor. The Galveston Immigration Database stores digital records of nearly 150,000 immigrants who arrived to the United States via Galveston. Texas Seaport Museum is open daily 10am-5pm (last ticket sold at 4:30pm). Tickets are free for children under 5, $8 for youth, and $10 for adults. For more info call (409)763-1877 or go to galvestonhistory. org.
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Taste of The Strand Food Tour - The Taste of The Strand walking and tasting tour is the largest guided food tour in Texas! Your taste buds are sure to be dazzled as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from these well-known Galveston institutions. Tickets are $89.95 per person. Purchase tickets at tasteofthestrand.com. Tours are scheduled Thursday-Sunday at 1-4pm and 5-8pm. Weather permitting, tours begin at 2028 Strand at the corner of 21st and Hendley Green. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Every Thursday (Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St., 3-6pm); and Sunday (Downtown at 2508 Postoffice St., October-May 9am-1pm) Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. For more info and to see what vendors will be at each market, go to facebook. com/GalvestonsOwnFarmersMarket.
January 6th-21st - The 7th Annual Galveston. com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week - Patrons can choose from Galveston’s most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus, in attractive prices you’re sure to savor. Check at galveston.com/ restaurantweekmenus for details. March 23rd (7-11pm) - 17th Century Historical Food Event at Tall Ship Elissa - Join this event to learn more about what 17th century sailors ate on ships through the Ship Biscuit & Salted Sponsors Beef Research Project. Participating Restaurants This year’s food week is presented by GorThe event includes The following restaurants are particidon Food Service. For more than 115 years, Gorentrance to the Texas pating. Check galveston.com/restaurantdon Food Service has delivered the excellence, Seaport Museum that weekmenus to view menus. expertise, and quality products their customhas the tall ship Elissa 2017, 2016 Restaurant of the Year Award) • Blake’ s Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. ers need to create successful food operations and which housed the food • Shearn’ s Seafood & Prime Steaks 7 Hope Blvd. • BLVD. Seafood Blvd. 2800 Seawall Blvd. experiences. Gordon Food Service has grown to items from the research • Shrimp ‘N Stuff Downtown 216 23rd St. • Brick House Tavern & Tap 3502 Seawall Blvd. become the largest privately held, family-manproject, presentaBar Steak & Sushi Bar 2105 Postoffice • Sky St. • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 2501 Seawall Blvd. aged food service company by upholding the • EATcetera - 408 25th St. • The Spot, Island Famous - 3204 Seawall Blvd. tions from GHF’s same approach since 1897 - being passionately • Fish Tales Seafood Grill 2502 Seawall Blvd. • Taquilo’ s Tex-Mex Cantina - 2101 Postoffice St. researchers, and a complimentary beer tasting of committed to the people they serve. historical brew made from a real 17th century • Fisherman’ s Wharf 2200 Harborside Dr. • Tortuga Mexican Kitchen - 6010 Seawall Blvd. arecipe. Other sponsors include Gold Sponsor: PresTicket are $24 and includes three compli• Gaido’ s Seafood Restaurant 3900 Seawall Blvd. • Trattoria La Vigna - 412 20th St. tige Oysters, Inc.; Official Media Sponsor: “Housmentary beer tastings. Must be over 21. This will • Grotto at San Luis Resort - 5222 Seawall Blvd. • Willie G’s - 2100 Harborside Dr. tonia” Magazine and “OutSmart Magazine.” be held at ELISSA at Texas Seaport Museum, • Gumbo Diner - 3602 Seawall Blvd. • Yaga’s Cafe and Bar - 2314 Strand St. 2100 Harborside Dr., Downtown Galveston. Help ACCT • Gypsy Joynt - 2711 Market St. Photo Contest: Enter and Win Tickets are available at eventbrite.com. While your taste buds are celebrating ‘deli• Huli Huli Hut - 312 19th St. From Galveston Island’s famed seafood cious,’ you can put the guilt aside knowing that • Joe’s Crab Shack - 3502 Seawall Blvd. March 24th (11am-3pm) - Epicurean Event: houses to The Strand District’s sidewalk cafes, your participation in Restaurant Week is helping • Landry’s Seafood House - 5310 Seawall Blvd. Spring Festival - This family friendly event will from neighborhood pubs to dazzling hotel legothers. This year, each restaurant participating • Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar - 2107 Postoffice St. be held at Tin Cup Caddyshack, 9020 Stewart ends, Galveston Island makes it easy to enjoy in Galveston Restaurant Week has committed to (Winner of “Best Gumbo” in the 2015 GalvesRd., Galveston. Come dressed in costume or some of the finest cuisine on the Gulf Coast. help Access Care of Coastal Texas provide weekly ton.com Best of Galveston Awards) your festive attire. Cost is $10 per person and How do you “Celebrate Delicious?” At your lunches to its clients. These lunches provide • Nick’s Kitchen & Bar - 3828 Seawall Blvd. includes a bucket of balls and a light lunch. All nutrition for persons with HIV or AIDS. Many favorite Galveston restaurant? On a picnic? Or • Number 13 - 7809 Broadway St. proceeds of this Epicurean Event go to the Junior times this is the only nutritious meal a client may • Olympia Grill at Pier 21 - 100 21st St. maybe you’d like to share a photo of your favor- League of Galveston County. The Association of have that day, or sadly, that week. ite Chef. Be creative and feel free to enter as • Olympia Grill Seawall - 4908 Seawall Blvd. Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is an • Pelican Grille Golf & Dining - 700 Sydnor Lane many times as you want until January 21st. To Be a Part of Restaurant Week organization of women committed to promoting Submit your photos by tagging your posts with Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is • Porch Cafe - 1625 East Beach Dr. voluntarism, developing the potential of women, #GalvRW2018. • Rainforest Cafe - 5310 Seawall Blvd. easy. No tickets or passes are required. and improving communities through the effecBeginning January 22nd, visitors to galveston. tive action and leadership of trained volunteers. • Riondo’s Ristorante - 2328 Strand St. The public is invited to experience cuisine com/restaurantweek will have one week to vote • Russo’s New York Pizzeria - 500 Seawall Blvd. that will amplify your palate and highlight the Its purpose is exclusively educational and for their favorite photo and one lucky winner will charitable. For more info go to facebook.com/ • Saltgrass Steak House - 1502 Seawall Blvd. fun of dining on Galveston Island. Quite simevents/133920434005680. ply, this culinary tradition promises to “Celebrate • Saltwater Grill - 2017 Postoffice St. (Winner of capture the $500 Grand Prize on February 1st.
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Taste of The Strand:
Galveston’s Own Farmers Market Moves Its Thursday Market to Bryan Museum
A Wonderful Taste of Galveston By Lauren Elizabeth Ware
I love food. Better known from Shaggy on Scooby Doo,“There’s nothing I love more than food unless it’s more food.” Food is one of the best ways to bond with people. You laugh, exchange stories, share food, and enjoy the environment. It’s a great way to be adventurous and explore some of the great popular vote restaurants, or find some interesting hole-in-the-wall places. I’ve recently realized that Galveston has a lot of hidden gems located just along The Strand. Karen Vaden and her family, have concocted the perfect way to explore all of the wonderful food that The Strand has to offer:- “Taste of The Strand” (TOTS). With a 3-hour walking tour of nothing but good company and food,“Taste of The Strand” is just what you’re looking for. One year, for Karen’s husband’s birthday, they took a trip to New Orleans where they did a history, swamp, and food tour. When they returned home, Karen thought, “You know, in the history of Galveston Island, why on earth has someone not thought of doing a food tour! With as many restaurants that are from scratch and locally owned. Why not?” What really kicked them into gear, was when her son came home from serving in the military and had no luck finding work. Karen wanted to create something that they could not only retire on but that would provide jobs for veterans. In March of 2017, “TOTS” was born. The tour begins at Hendley Green Park and stops at places such as Nonno Tony’s, Shrimp N’ Stuff, Yaga’s Grill, and more. Tours are twice a day every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1-4pm and then again at 5-8pm, rain or shine. They do require one day in advance booking with a maximum of 16 people. If it’s a private booking, the maximum increase to 20 people at most. Their goal is to work together with each of these eateries, bringing business to not only themselves, but also to provide loyal returning customers to
the restaurants. Karen and her family bring something to table that I’ve personally never encountered - they bring a sense of family to the atmosphere. They make you feel comfortable, at home, and almost as if you’ve known them for awhile. They love giving theses tours because they want to expose those “hidden gems” you might miss. They want to show everyone that Galveston is more than just the beach. The history of Galveston is undeniable. It’s everywhere and everyone is aware of all the ghost stories and flood stories, but Karen doesn’t want this business to be another history or ghost tour. As she says, “We’re more designed around the food and the mystery of the Island rather than the history.” They strive to set themselves apart and bring a uniqueness to the table that makes people feel relaxed and have fun. With the new year brings the next phase of TOTS - more food, more stops, and more fun. For $89.95 (plus tax), you can join Karen and her family and enjoy the food and the mystery that makes Galveston Island what it is. And what better way to become immersed with the loving community of the Island than learning The Strand like the back of your hand. Strap on some walking shoes, bring an appetite, an open mind, and enjoy yourselves! For more information on pricing, parking, reservations, and more, please visit facebook. com/tasteofthestrand or tasteofthestrand.com.
The Thursday market of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market (GOFM) started in 2016, but it has now moved to a new home in the Courtyard at The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St. The market is held 3-6pm with all the goodness that you’ve come to expect at the market, plus the added charms of the Bryan Museum’s “Wine at the Bryan” weekly event. At this Thursday market, you can expect free beer from Galveston Island Brewing, live music, locally-sourced snacks, fun kids activities with Galveston Arts Center, a selection of your favorite local GOFM vendors, and the wonderful Bryan Museum’s weekly “Wine at the Bryan” offerings. If you’ve never been to the Thursday market, this is your opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings of The Bryan Museum, and shop for gifts and essential menu items with the vendors. Have you seen the beautifully packaged coffee samplers from Local Roast Coffee? Or the lovinglycrafted Chai-tea packages from Galveston Island Moringa? They are exquisite! GOFM said, “We believe good food is for everyone, and we know our beloved customers will help us make this mission possible through your consistent support, just as you always have done. Thank you for supporting the small farmers and family businesses that make up GOFM; we hope to enrich this community year after year, and we are immensely proud to call Galveston our home.” Of course, the Sunday market is still Downtown at 2508 Postoffice St. October-May 9am1pm, and brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to the residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. GOFM features fruits, veggies, eggs, and farm goods from Galveston Island Moringa, Gulf Coast Honey Bee Farms, Jolly Farms, Katerra Exotics,
Law Ranch Cattle Co., and local roast coffee. Prepared foods from 3rd Coast Kombucha, Bob’s Salsa With a Kick, Fresh Continental Delights, Galveston Bread, and Kyle’s Mayonnaise. Hot coffee is provided by Galveston Coffee Roasters - bring a cup and join the fun. Each week, new vendors come to the market - every market is different so be sure to come out and see who is around and what goodies they bring. Both weekly outdoor markets provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers, and specialty-foods producers. As always, GOFM’s vendors accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly known as food stamps) and FMNP (Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program) benefits. GOFM increases their SNAP customers’ spending budget for fresh produce through its FreshBucks program when using their SNAP benefits. For more info and to see what vendors will be at each market, go to facebook.com/ GalvestonsOwnFarmersMarket. GOFM is currently seeking vendors of produce, prepared foods (homemade), and edible farm products (ie: eggs, cheeses, meats, etc). Interested in becoming a vendor? Download the application/ rules at galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com/vendors and email it to email@example.com. Founded in 2012, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning and Thursday afternoon on Galveston Island in coastal Texas.
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Monday, January 29th (6:30pm) – Musical Event: “Alligator Handshake” (The Bryan Museum Conservatory, 1315 21st St.) - Come out and enjoy country western and swing music brought to you by the local band Alligator Handshake. Saturday, February 3rd (10am) – Museum Show & Tell (Rosenberg Library, Fox Room, 4th floor) - Museum Curator Eleanor Barton will display unique items from the library’s museum and archival collections related to the book “News of the World.” Thursday, February 8th (7pm) – Student Panel: Dr. Shane Wallace (Galveston College, The Galveston Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q) - Discussion led by Reads Committee Galveston College students. This discussion will invites the public to be moderated by Dr. Shane Wallace, English participate in the programs and book discussions professor at Galveston College. of its 2018 reading series. This year’s GalvesThursday, February 15th (7pm) – Professor’s ton Reads book choice is “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. Ms. Jiles will be headlining the Panel (Galveston College, Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. schedule of events with a talk and book signing. Q) - The popular Professor’s Panel will feature area educators who will offer their insights on the book In “News of the World,” the aging itiner“News of the World.” This program provides a ant Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from news- great overview and reading guide to the book. papers to paying audiences hungry for news of Tuesday, February 20th (7pm) – Author Visit: the world. An elderly widower who has lived Paulette Jiles (Galveston College, Seibel Wing, through three wars and fought in two of them, 4015 Ave. Q) - Meet the author of “News of the the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. World” and join in a conversation about the book. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver the young orphan to her relatives. Four Book Discussions years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johan- In addition to the programs detailed above, Galveston Reads will sponsor a number of book na’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they discussions. Stop by and join the conversation. raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. Army, the ten-year-old once again has • Monday, January 8th (6:30pm) – Moody Methbeen torn away from the only home she knows. odist Church, Robbie Farmer Memorial Library, Their 400-mile journey south through unset2803 53rd St. tled territory and unforgiving terrain proves diffi- • Saturday, January 13th (10am) – Moody Methcult and at times dangerous. odist Church, Robbie Farmer Memorial Library, The library also has the book available for 2803 53rd St. checkout in hard copy, audio book, and elec• Wednesday, January 24th (12 noon) – Rosentronic copies through Overdrive. berg Library, McCullough Room, 2nd floor Program Schedule • Saturday, January 27th (2pm) – Rosenberg The following programs are free and open to Library, McCullough Room, 2nd floor the public. Schedule subject to change. • Tuesday, February 13th (7pm) – Texas A&M Thursday, January 4th (6-7pm) – Discussion Galveston, 200 Seawolf Pkwy., Building 3007, Leader Training (Rosenberg Library, Fox Room, Room 210 4th floor) - Join Dr. John Gorman for an intro• Wednesday, February 14th (7pm) - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County, duction to the themes and discussion questions 502 Church St. offered by “News of the World.” This program is Galveston Reads would like to thank the open to anyone wanting to lead a discussion of Rosenberg Library, the Harris & Eliza Kempner the book. RSVP at rosenberg-library.org or call Fund, Friends of the Rosenberg Library, Texas (409)763-8854 ext. 140. A&M Galveston, the Unitarian Universalist FelThursday, January 18th (6pm) – Movie Night: lowship of Galveston County, Robbie Farmer “Little Big Man” (The Rosenberg Library, Fox Library, The Bryan Museum, Galveston Room, 4th floor) - Join us for a movie night out. Memorial Bookshop, and Galveston College for their sponPopcorn and refreshments will be served. sorship and support. Saturday, January 27th (10am) – Professional If you cannot attend but would still like to Storyteller Scott Bumgardner (Rosenvolunteer, contact Dustan Archer at darcher@ berg Library, Fox Room, 4th floor) - Scott rosenberg-library.org or (409)763-8854, ext. 140. Bumgardner, professional storyteller and cowboy Feel free to stop by Rosenberg Library at 2310 Sealy St., Downtown Galveston. poet, will regale us with Western tall tales and Meeting attendance is not required to poems. Bring your children, your loved ones, or participate. just yourself to hear this wordsmith at work.
2018 Galveston Reads Selection:
“News of the World” by Paulette Jiles
January Winter Fun at Rosenberg Library
explore a variety of tech trends during these hands-on programs.
Galveston Bookshop Book Signings
Book Signings by Cathy Catching
Rosenberg Library is located at 2310 Sealy St. For more info call (409)763-8854 or go to rosen- Teens (Ages 13-18) January 5th, February 2nd (4-5:30pm) - Teen berg-library.org. Events are free. Gaming: Wii U and Board Games - Come play Children Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros. on a projector Saturdays, January 6th (10-10:30am) - Babytime and big screen. There will also be new board - Join in for songs, bounces, books, puppets, and games to play. Never heard of those? That’s fine rhymes. they will teach you how it works. Thursdays, January 11th-April 26th (6-7pm) January 8th, February 5th (4:30-5:30pm) - Paws to Read - Beginning readers can practice Y.A.L.L. Meeting - This group is for teens to get reading skills with therapy dog Oliver. He’s loving, together and discuss what they’d like to see at their kind and very non-judgmental. library, such as different programs, projects, and Wednesdays, January 17th-April 25th (9:30initiatives. Snacks and soda provided. 9:50am) - Babytime - This cozy storytime is filled January 12th, February 9th (4:30-5:30pm) with lapsit songs, baby bounces, and short but - Artist Alley Drawing Workshop - Are you sweet stories. Babytime is the perfect opportunity interested in drawing? Would you rather just color to read, sing, and bond with your little one. and hang out? Whether you’re an artist or want to Wednesdays, January 17th-April 25th doodle and color, feel free to come hang out. (10-10:30am) - Toddlertime - This is a fun January 25th, February 22nd (6-7:30pm) and energetic storytime featuring storytelling, Throwback Movie Night – January’s movie is action rhymes, music, puppets and movement. “Clueless.” February’s movie is “Groundhog Day.” Preschoolers are welcome. Popcorn and soda will be available. January 22nd (7pm) - Family Fun Night: Stuffed January 26th, February 23rd (4-5:30pm) - Trivia Animal Sleepover - Wear pajamas, listen to stories Night - This new trivia contest begins with the and let your stuffed animal spend the night. new year. It uses “Confuse,” and is super effective. January 27th (10-11am) - Galveston Reads A group of teens get together and try to get the Storyteller - Cowboy Poet Scott Bumgardner will most correct answers to win a prize. Most months entertain with Western tall tales and poems. Trivia Nights have themes, so try and bone up on Saturdays, January 27th, February 24th (Drop-in your knowledge. Event flyers display that month’s theme. between 10am-3pm) - Tech Time - Come and
Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12 noon-5pm St. For more info on this and other events call “Guidebook to Angel Talk” is a remarkably (409)750-8200 or go to galvestonbookshop.com detailed handbook on how to communicate with angels and other divine beings. Learn the basics Saturday, January 13th (2-4pm) - “Galveston Wharf about angels, how they interact with us, and how Stories: People, Places and to unlock your own divine connection. Through this connection, you can have personal conversaProgress” tions with your own guardian angel, the ArchanGalveston Bookshop gels, departed loved ones, or any other heavenly will host a book signing for being. “Galveston Wharf Stories: “Guidebook to Angel Talk” also offers readPeople, Places and Progers a glimpse into the life of a clairaudient as the ress” with Alvin L. Sallee, of author some of her own personal stories of Galveston, with his new essay angelic relays interaction. As she shares these captivating collection covering port his- stories, you may very well be able to see the divine tory and personal stories at the Port of Galveston. synchronicity in your own life. It’s impossible to know Galveston without “Angel Talk” is a true story about one woman’s knowing something about the port. Local people astonishing interactions with heavenly beings and know this, but the wharves remain largely mys- her extraordinary recovery from an incurable and terious. In the series of columns written for “The debilitating disorder. In addition to her own mirDaily News,” which are collected in this book, acle, the author shares how other family members Mr. Sallee has covered the port’s long storied his- have been divinely touched and experienced their tory, day-to-day operations in modern times, the own mysterious healings. Learn how the author, cruise industry, and the people who make their in her personal quest for healing, discovered that livelihoods in and around the wharves. Other she could hear her angels talking to her. areas covered include pleasure sailing, Seawolf Catching does angel readings and teaches how Park, the Seaport Museum, and further from angelic communication can provide healing. home port, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal. Books can be purchased and signed at MysThe interactions with the various personaliticatz, 2021 Strand #1, Galveston. For more info ties that Salle encounters in his research serve to call (409)740-1565, go to cathycatching.com, or round out the subject with a very human touch. facebook.com/ccatching.
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This Month at Galveston Arts Center On Exhibit Through January 7th
Galveston Arts Center (GAC) has three exhibitions up this month till January 7th. In the first floor gallery, Galveston-based artist Dan Schmahl’s exhibition, “Surfer’s Beach,” references his favorite surf spot through the re-creation of a lifeguard stand, photographs, video, and printed materials. In the second-floor 1878 Gallery, the exhibition “Entanglement” features paintings of the undergrowth of forests and tree knots by Joan Laughlin. In the Brown Foundation Gallery, Motoyuki Noguchi and Toshimichi Minagawa of the Taiguruma Revival Project based in Galveston’s sister-city, Niigata, Japan, reintroduce the lost art of Japanese fish cart lanterns through an installation incorporating lanterns and a radio broadcast of messages from visitors to the exhibition Taiguruma Radio Station. These exhibitions will remain on view through January 7th, 2018.
On Exhibit January 13th – February 25th
Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents three exhibitions opening Saturday, January 13th, 6-9pm, with artist talks beginning at 6:30pm. In the first-floor gallery, the Dallas-based collective “The Color Condition” transforms the first-floor gallery through a site-specific installation made from plastic streamers for their exhibition “Premium Quality.” Known for their playful and immersive environments created from a variety of plastic and lightweight fabrics, “The Color Condition” aims to make work that calls attention to the sites where they are installed. Drawn to repetition, patterns, color, and the natural motion of wind, “The Color Condition” transforms synthetic materials into installations that mimic objects found in the natural environment. Their exhibition, “Premium Quality,” explores a symbolic collision of the internal and external components of their installations, done and undone, to reveal their hidden woven structures. In the second-floor 1878 Gallery, Cary Reeder presents a new series of paintings and cut paper works for the exhibition “Impermanence.” “Impermanence” is an exhibition from a new series of paintings and cut-paper works by Houston artist Cary Reeder. Feeling unmoored by a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in 2014, Reeder began this series as a means to explore themes of loss and renewal using nature-based imagery as her muse. With “Impermanence,” Reeder interprets trees, hands, paths, and portals through bright, highly-saturated paintings and cut-paper painted collage works. Reeder describes her personal relationship with the subject of these works as “a metaphor for my hands and fingers, their craggy knots resembling my joints and veiny lines mimicking mine, and the paths that they shade, symbolic of a journey with an unknown end.” Having primarily exhibited paintings in her past, these new cut-paper works mark a new direction in her practice. In the Brown Foundation Gallery, Michael Golden’s exhibition, “0-Connected,” features a series of collages made from images he has culled from the past 30 years of his studio practice. Michael Golden’s exhibition, “0-Connected,” includes collages created from images he has collected over the past 30 years of his studio practice. After retiring from teaching in 2016, Golden began sorting through his archive of images. The resulting works document his life experiences, personal associations, and play with visual metaphor through imagery pulled from science, nature and geometry. Golden’s life experiences of coming out, his varied medical history, travels, and teaching are clipped and juxtaposed with representations of forgiveness, oneness, family, and gender identity. Golden’s perception of space is altered by blindness in his right eye, with these collages offering viewers insight into his two-dimensional world. GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in Downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at galvestonartscenter.org. The galleries and the ArtWorks Museum Store are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times. For more information call (409)763-2403, go to facebook.com/ galvestonartscenter, or galvestonartscenter.org.
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January 6th (1-3pm) - Poetry Reading & Picnic with Joshua Edwards - Join Galveston Arts Center (GAC) and the Galveston Artist Residency (GAR) for a Saturday afternoon poetry reading and picnic with author and poet Joshua Edwards. Beginning at 1pm, Edwards will read poems he refers to as “lamps” at GAC. Following the reading at GAC, visitors are invited to proceed to GAR (2521 Mechanic Street) for a BYO beverage, blanket and snacks picnic, where Edwards will read an excerpt from his soon-to-be released epic poem titled “Agonistes.” January 13th (6-9pm) - Opening Reception and ArtWalk for “The Color Condition,” Michael Golden, and Cary Reeder In the first-floor gallery, the Dallas-based collective “The Color Condition” transforms the first-floor gallery through a site-specific installation made from plastic streamers for their exhibition “Premium Quality.” In the second-floor 1878 Gallery, Cary Reeder presents a new series of paintings and cut paper works for the exhibition “Impermanence.” In the Brown Foundation Gallery, Michael Golden’s exhibition, “0-Connected,” features a series of collages
Above: The Color Condition - Marianne Newsome and Sunny Sliger Top right: Cary Reeder Veiled, 2017 Acrylic gouache on paper Bottom right: Michael Golden “0 – Connected,” 10, 2017 Collage on Bristol
made from images he has culled from the past 30 years of his studio practice. Artists will be on hand for an Artist Talk at 6:30pm. Free to attend. January 20th (10am4pm) - Polymer Clay Workshop: Making Beads Using a Polymer Clay Extruder - Paula Kennedy will host this workshop (bring a bag lunch). Learn techniques for making beads using a polymer clay extruder. Bring a work surface and pasta machine if you have them. Toaster ovens provided. Tuition is $75. This is part of an ongoing, seasonal workshop series at Galveston Arts Center. Future workshop are: May 5th: Polymer Clay and Rubber Stamps; July 21st: Imitation Stone Beads: Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise and Coral. January 27th (1-4pm) - Exhibit Connect: “Collages with Michael Golden and Christine West” - These one-day workshops are offered on weekends during most exhibits and include an exhibit tour. The workshop is taught by the exhibiting artist, or by a professional working in a related theme or topic. Time, duration and fees vary by exhibit, and RSVP is required. Kids under 10 are welcome to attend with a parent. Open Studio Night - Select Fridays 5-7pm, GAC hosts a casual open-studio 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. Enjoy the company and inspiration of fellow artists as well as music and refreshments as you unwind from your week. Open to adults and teens. Studio Night times are: • January 19th: Family Art Night • March 9th: Art Happy Hour • April 27th: Family Art Night • June 8th: Art Happy Hour • July 20th: Family Art Night
Life Drawing Studio is held on Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. This is offered in 4-week blocks following ArtWalk. Call for current schedule. Yoga in the Gallery is held every Wednesday from 6-7pm. Register through Texas Yoga Flow or at the gallery. Ceramics Studio is held every Tuesday 6-8pm. This is offered in 4-week blocks following ArtWalk. Call for current schedule.
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Rosenberg Library Exhibit:
“Never a Dull Moment: The Art of The Grace Spaulding John” exhibit, “Never a Dull Moment: The Art
of Grace Spaulding John” will have a Preview on January 20th, 6-8pm, in the Harris Gallery on the 4th floor. There will be a guest lecture by Randy Tibbits which will begin at 6:30pm in the Fox Room. This exhibit will be shown through July 20th.
About the Artist
A well-known artist in Houston and Galveston, Grace Spaulding John (1890-1972) studied at the Chicago Art Institute, the Art Students League in New York City, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Upon returning to Texas, she married Alfred Morgan John, a prominent attorney and the great-grandson of Sam Houston. John was one of the first artists – male or female – to have a solo showing at the Museum of Fine Arts. Examples of her work can be found in numerous national collections including that of the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of the City New York. Spaulding John was adept in many mediums – oil, dry-point, lithography, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, block print, and plexiglass. A hallmark of her work was her use of natural brown linen for her canvases, sizing it first with rabbit skin glue, a technique she learned from Hawthorne. She painted over 125 portraits, among them Thomas Mann, Edgar Lee Masters, and Oveta Culp Hobby dressed in her uniform as first commander of the WAACS. The Rosenberg Library is located at 2310 Sealy St. in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854 ext. 135 or go to rosenberglibrary.org. All events are free and open to the public.
Affaire d’Art (2227 Postoffice St., Suite B, (409)789-0079, affairedart.com) - January 13th from 5-10pm January's ArtWalk will feature “Architecturally Speaking,” a show celebrating the ideas of design, buildings, open areas, communities, construction, and other environments. They will also be showcasing new works from the entire group of artists in a wide range of mediums and styles. 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 galvestonartscenter.org. Dates in 2018 are January 13th, March 3rd, April 21st, June 2nd, July 14th, August 25th, October 14th, and November 24th. Beta Gallery Fine Art by Mary K. Farragher (2328 Strand, Ste. 206, (409)370-3707, facebook. com/BetaGalleryMaryKFarragher) - View new work by Mary K. Farragher, Robert Dampier, Chalda Maloff, Jussi Tinnemeyer, Jan Arthur Harrell, Edward Drozdik, Ulysses Penfield, and Jeffery Piper. From the HeART Gallery (2111 Postoffice St., (409)300-3009, fromtheheart.gallery) - From the HeART Gallery is a fine arts and home décor gallery that represents local and national artists. They have artists’ works in a multitude of mediums: painting, drawing, pastel, photography, jewelry, accessories, home décor, and non-animal textiles of beautiful and creative designs, able to entice any art pallet. G. Lee Gallery (2215 Postoffice St., (409)3707350, gleegallery.net) - “Creativity Takes Courage” opens at G. Lee Gallery as they welcome in the New Year. New for 2018, Ms. Debi Starr brings to the gallery bold, vivid and expressive work. Ms. Starr works in all media oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, and mixed media. Ms. Starr’s work graces the walls of corporations and residences both in the U.S. and abroad. She is a favorite teacher with our
art students, ask her about her upcoming classes at the Gallery. Elizabeth Allensworth George, Lou Sprecher, and resident artist George Douglas Lee will be showing landscapes, contemporary and iconic Galveston landmarks in oil, acrylic and mixed media. Be sure to join us for Postoffice Street’s First Friday January 5th, 6-9pm. Gallery Évasion (217 Tremont St., (281)5081420) - Founder Bridget Pugh is a self taught artist with a vision allowing art to give a moment of escapism, hence the name Évasion, which is French for escapism. Hours are seasonal, call before you go. Galveston Arts Center (2127 Strand St., (409)763-2403, galvestonartscenter.org) Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents three exhibitions opening Saturday, January 13th, 6-9pm, with artist talks beginning at 6:30pm. In the first-floor gallery, the Dallas-based collective “The Color Condition” transforms the gallery through a site-specific installation made from plastic streamers for their exhibition “Premium Quality.” In the second-floor 1878 Gallery, Cary Reeder presents a new series of paintings and cut paper works for the exhibition “Impermanence.” In the Brown Foundation Gallery, Michael Golden’s exhibition, “Connect,” features a series of collages made from images he has culled from the past 30 years of his studio practice. Galveston Art League (2117A Postoffice St., (409)621-1008, galvestonartleague.com) - Billie Jordan Rinaldi is the featured artist through January 28th. Her primary medium is watercolor. Throughout her lifetime Billie planned to pursue her love of creating art upon her retirement. Presently, Billie prefers painting landscapes and still life subjects. Her favorite subjects are Galveston Island and Bay, as well as studies from her travels. In addition to watercolors, she also enjoys painting with acrylics and oil, drawing portraits, and occasionally creating scratchboard art. Galveston Artist Residency (2521 Ships Mechanic Row, (409)974-4446, galvestonartistresidency.org) On exhibit through February 10th is “Gregory Amenoff: Paintings and Drawings from Four Decades.” Also, January 6th (1-3pm), join Galveston Arts Center (GAC) and the Galveston Artist Residency (GAR) for a Saturday afternoon
poetry reading and picnic with author and poet Joshua Edwards. Beginning at 1pm, Edwards will read poems he refers to as “lamps” at GAC. Following the reading at GAC, visitors are invited to proceed to GAR (2521 Mechanic St.) for a BYO beverage, blanket and snacks picnic, where Edwards will read an excerpt from his soon-to-be released epic poem titled “Agonistes.” The Proletariat Gallery (2221 Market St., (409)356-9092, proletariatgallery.com) “Grotesquely Odd,” the strange headspace illustrations of Brian “Visker” Mahanay will be featured this month. This new series of illustrations explores the delicate balance between organic creativity and the noise within the artist’s brain. René Wiley Gallery (2128 Postoffice St., (409)750-9077, renewileyart.com) - René Wiley Gallery’s current exhibition, “Small Things,” is a collection of petite artworks by the gallery artists. René Wiley has begun painting her own vintage still life, which accompany her new small florals and landscapes. Daughters Samantha Wiley and Rachel Wiley-Janota have new oil and mixed media paintings on panels. 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. Studio 908 Pottery (908 35th St., (409)7954268, studio908pottery.com) - Pottery classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11am. Use of all pottery tools, firing in the kiln, glazing, and your finished piece. The cost for a month of 2 classes per week is $60 which includes use of all supplies, clay, tools, and glaze to fire your pieces. Studio 908 Pottery is owned by artist and potter Jane Presswood. Advance reservations required. Third Coast Gallery (2413 Mechanic, (409)9744661 or (281)900-0444, thirdcoastgalleries.com) - Featured this month are three artists new to the gallery. Gregory Bergeron, Susie Phillips, and Joe Henderson. The established but constantly revolving works by resident artist Jack Morris are also on exhibit.
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First Thursday of every month (7-10pm) - Open Acoustic Jam - This is acoustic jam session with several of gance found in Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebra- an the top local Island musicians, collabotion starts with the beads. More than 3 million rating along with artwork from local beads will be thrown, and that’s just the beginartisans. This is a free event to bring an ning. There are also the elaborate parades, famto or just take it all in. This ily events, feasting and other festivities that come instrument event is located at From the HeART with hosting Mardi Gras island style. But the Gallery, 2111 Postoffic St. For more music is always info find From the HeART Gallery on legendary! Facebook. More than 30 concerts will Every Tuesday (7-10pm) - Jazz Jam - Enjoy live take place during jazz featuring Lime Drive Ensemble at Saloon Galveston’s twoDoor Brewing, 105 Magellan Cir. For more info week-long Mardi go to saloondoorbrewing.com. Gras event. Every Friday and Saturday (6-10pm) - The Weekends Tremont House Jazz Series - Enjoy live jazz by February 3rdTrio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. 4th and 10thThe Third Coast Music Festival takes cenTremont House launched its Jazz Series in ter stage the last weekend in April with 40 bands 11th “Mardi Gras! Galveston!” will kick off with a The late September 2013, and it has become hugely great lineup of entertainment. and 50 shows! popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour Kicking off the fun Saturday, February 3rd at This isn’t a festival in a field, it’s a unique classic, acoustic jazz. The Tremont House is experience for guests to hear some of the nation’s 5:30pm on the Main Stage, Everclear will perform. plays located at 2300 Mechanic St., Downtown. Sunday, February 4th at 2:30pm on the Main best live music while interacting with various Stage, La Mafia will perform as part of Fiesta Gras. Every Friday and Saturday (5-10pm) - Jazz venues and locations. This new island festival Also, this year at the “Salute to Texas” weekfeatures bands of numerous genres and venues Duo Reg and Cary - Listen to the sweet sounds end, Friday, February 9th at 7:30pm, Jason Casacross the city. of jazz at the Galvez Bar & Grill, 2024 Seawall sidy will perform, and at 8:30pm Kevin Fowler General admission wristbands ($40), allow Blvd., where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on will take stage. access to all official festival performances. VIP standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano Concert admissions are included in the gen- performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. wristbands ($125), allow access to all official feseral admission price to enter the “Mardi Gras! tival performances, exclusive VIP only events, Performances are free and open to the public. merchandise and more. VIP wristbands are lim- Galveston” downtown entertainment district. Complimentary valet and self-parking available There are three different and equally as awe- to bar and restaurant patrons. For more info call ited and once they’re some ways to experience your favorite headliner: (409)765-7721 or go to hotelgalvez.com. gone, they’re gone. • General admission ticket - Your general admisAlso, this is the Concerts & Events sion ticket covers gate admission into the new home to the “Mardi Gras! Galveston” Entertainment District January 7th (4pm) - Pops Concert with 10th annual GalvesGalveston Symphony Orchestra will be and access to both live entertainment stages! ton Island Beach performed at The Grand, 2020 Postoffice St. Revue. At the Beach • Up Close and Personal Balcony Party tickets With this exclusive balcony party ticket, get up This concert is presented by Trond Saeverud, Revue, Galveston’s Conductor and will feature Copland – “John close and personal with this year’s main stage vintage past meets Henry,” Coleridge-Taylor – Ballade for Orchestra, headliners. The guests of honor will make a present day fun special appearance to this balcony for a meet & Op.33, Bennett – Suite of Old American Dances, featuring vintage and Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No.3, greet with the group. inspired fun, head• Mardi Gras Headquarters Balcony Party tickets Op.30; Andrew Staupe, piano. The Galveston lined by the BathSymphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering - Don’t miss a thing - catch all the action from ing Beauties contest. and performing the full range of symphonic Make your plans now this prime balcony for viewing the headlining literature. For more info call (409)763-2481) entertainment on the main Bud Light Stage! for the last weekend or go to galvestonsymphony.org. Upcoming Other entertainment is Saturday, February in April for great music and the world famous concerts are: 3rd, the 2018 Electric Mardi Gras will have DJ Bathing Beauties contest. Advance tickets are • February 11th (4pm) - Valentine’s Concert – Phon at 10pm, and Made Monster at 11pm. currently on sale. For those considering joining Friday, February 2nd on the Electric Stage “The Tempest” the ranks of the world famous Bathing Beauties, at 21st & Mechanic, Skritchin will be 9-11pm, • March 11th (4pm) - Beethoven: Fifth open applications for the contest are now being Symphony accepted. Download the application at galveston- Jamie Harvey will be 1pm-1am. Saturday, February 3rd DJ Qwest will be • April 22nd (4pm) - From Youthful Passion to beachrevue.com. 5-9pm, DJ Phon will be 9-11pm, and Made Artistic Salvation Venues right now are: The Grand 1894 Monster will be 11pm-1am. Opera House (2020 Postoffice), Hotel Galvez January 7th (8pm) - Salsa (Tokyo, Japan), Total Friday, February 9th DJ Villa will be 5-9pm, Nightmare & Spa (2024 Seawall), Galveston Island Beach and Killer Wail will perform at VFW: Revue (2102 Seawall), The Proletariat Gallery & Bryan Rhymez will be 9-11pm, and Poe Junior Raymond C. Paul Post 880 in Galveston. Cover will be 11pm-1am. Public House (2221 Market), Yaga’s Cafe (2314 Saturday, February 10th Jeremy Nite will per- charge at the door. Strand), Bubba’s on The Strand (2404 Strand), Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (413 20th St.), Stutt- form 10-11pm, EROK will be at 11pm-12 midSaturday, January 13th, 2018 (8pm) - “The garden Tavern (2110 Strand), and The 1859 St. night, and DJ NonStopp will wrap up the night Official Blues Brothers Revue” - First seen on 12 midnight-1am. Joseph’s Church (2202 Avenue K). The Grand’s stage during the 2014-2015 season, Discounted tickets are online in advance. For Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty return as Details are developing. Visit thirdcoastmusicfestival.com to keep up to date with the festival. more info go to mardigrasgalveston.com. “Jake” and “Elwood” Blues with “The Official
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As Always, Old Quarter is Offering Great Music Plus Now a Songwriter’s Workshop
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 oldquarteracousticcafe.com or find them on Facebook. January 7th (2-5pm) Come out for this unique workshop with a bunch of talented writers south of Houston that are interested in starting an informal Songwriter Group. The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe in Galveston has agreed to let this group “gather” this day. The Songwriters are discussing doing an unplugged, “In-The-Round” as well. The purpose will be to share your songs, old or new, with fellow writers. They are hoping to create a supportive environment where you can trade ideas, network, solicit constructive feedback, and
develop relationships. Amazing pro musicians in the area are ready, willing, and able to come and do workshops, too. Old Quarter is tossing around ideas to bring in those who perform regularly. Everything is still in the discussion stage so your input is much needed. Come out and give us your opinion plus be a part of creating these amazing events. Goals of the workshop are: • Songwriting, taking it to the next level (dissection of songs, open discussions, Q&A) • How to improve your stage vocals • What it takes to go professional • Making your way on to a major stage (festivals, etc.) • Preparing for your recording session • How to get the best out of your home recording equipment, PA gear, and other equipment • 1 on 1 session with a music pro: Get an honest critique of your new song, coaching, lessons in chords-progressions, ideas for your music, and how to improve your on-stage image • Private 1 on 1 Skype Sessions (maybe at an hourly rate) • Intensive hands on writing assistance To sign up, go to facebook.com/events/319063091929629 or oldquarteracousticcafe.com
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• January 1st (5pm) - 21st Annual Townes Van Zandt Wake • January 2nd (8pm) - Astragal, Talking Forever, Blast Dad
Blues Brothers Revue.” Backed by a powerhouse band, their performance is packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog, including “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” and more. Tickets start at $25. The Grand is located at 2020 Postoffice St. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. January 13th & 14th (8pm) - Bart Crow will perform at Yaga’s Cafe. Tickets are available at the door. Dust off your boots and get ready for a great show. Bart is described as “a tangle of roots in blues, country and down-home rock ‘n’ roll.” Saturday, January 20th (7:30pm); and Sunday, January 21st, 2018 (3pm) - The Oak Ridge Boys - Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concert featuring unparalleled four-part harmony and string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts. Subscription seats may not be available for these performances. Tickets start at $37. The Grand is located at 2020 Postoffice St. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. January 20th (8pm) - Local favorite Brandon McDermott Band will perform at Yaga’s Cafe. Tickets are available at the door. January 28th (12 noon-5pm) - Trinity Memorial Jam will be held at Patrick’s Bar. Cross Town Renegades will host and provide backline and frontline. For all of those who played with Trinity, come out for this memorial jam. No cover. April 26th-29th (varies) - Third Coast Music Festival - The Third Coast Music Festival takes center stage the last weekend in April with 40 bands and 50 shows held on historic Galveston Island. Performances, venues, schedules and more will be posted as they are confirmed to thirdcoastmusicfestival.com. Tickets are $40-$125.
• January 6th (8:30pm) - Tish Hinojosa, Tommy Lewis • January 7th (2-5pm) - Old Quarter Songwriters Workshop • January 12th and 13th (8:30pm) - “An Evening with Ray Wylie Hubbard” with Mr. D • January 19th (8pm) - Scott H. Biram with Charles Bryant opening • January 20th (8pm) - Ray Cashman, Shad Blair, Michael O’neal, Gabe Wooton • January 25th (8:30pm) - Radney Foster with Smith & Turner opening • January 26th (8pm) - Los Dientes and Galaxy Burner opening • January 27th (8pm) - Lisa Morales CD Release Show • January 31st (8pm) - Jason Eady and Courtney Patton opening • February 2nd (8pm) - Travis Linville • February 9th and 10th (8:30pm) - Live Recording at Old Quarter with Caleb Boles, solo show followed by full band • February 23rd (8pm) - John Baumann with James Steinle opening • February 24th (8pm) - Jordi Baizan Band with Brad Boyer opening GalvestonIslandGuide.com • 21
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Friday, January 5th
Saturday, January 6th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Midnight Release, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Rum Shack – Level One, 9-1 Sharkey’s - The Feel Band, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Stuttgarden – Smith & Turner, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – LN & The Crush, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Old Quarter – Tish Hinojosa, Tommy Lewis, 9-1 Poop Deck – Nite Wave’s, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Bristol Fashion, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Cool Under Fire, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
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Stuttgarden – That Captain, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Yaga’s – Hip Hop Hurray, 10-1
Sunday, January 7th
Galveston Farmers Market, Downtown - DEM, 9am Galveston Island Brewing - Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Nonno Tony’s – Danny Kristensen, 4-7 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6
Monday, January 8th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Tuesday, January 9th
B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern - Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Wednesday, January 10th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8-12 Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Thursday, January 11th
B Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Farmers Market, Bryan Museum Anitra Jay, 3pm Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Friday, January 12th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – The Fuse, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Old Quarter – Ray Wylie Hubbard, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack - OMG, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Big Jordan, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – Kick Up 90’s, 10-1
Saturday, January 13th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Flashpoint, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Grand - The Official Blues Brothers Revue, 7:30pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod - Tommy Lewis, 7-9 Old Quarter – Ray Wylie Hubbard, 9-1 Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Radio Frequency, 9-1 Sharkey’s - Jypsy Rose, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Hennessy, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Yaga’s – Bart Crow, 10-1
Sunday, January 14th
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Galveston Farmers Market, Downtown Tommy Lewis, 9am Galveston Island Brewing - Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6
Monday, January 15th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Tuesday, January 16th
B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern - Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Wednesday, January 17th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Thursday, January 18th
B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tea’ze Daiquiri Lounge - Open Mic, 8-12
Friday, January 19th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – The Arcades, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Old Quarter – Scott Biram, Charles Bryant, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Park Avenue, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Jeremy Kilgore, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1
Saturday, January 20th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B Jiggers – Poison, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Grand - The Oak Ridge Boys, 8pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Old Quarter – Ray Cashman, Shad Blair, Michael ONeal, Gabe Wootton, 9-1 Poop Deck – Nite Wave’s, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharkey’s - Abram Weaver Band, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Curtis King, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstop, 10-1
Wednesday, January 24th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Thursday, January 25th
B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Farmers Market, Bryan Museum Anitra Jay, 3pm Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter - Radney Foster, Smith & Turner, 9-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 VFW - Cool Moon, A. Sinclair, 7-10
Friday, January 26th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Such And Such, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Old Quarter - Los Dientes, Galaxy Burner, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – The Goods, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Shawn Michaels, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – Brandon McDermott, 10-1
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Saturday, January 27th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B Jiggers – Mambo Kings, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Old Quarter – Lisa Morales, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – After Party, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Jypsy Rose, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Stuttgarden – Big Jordan, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstop, 10-1
Sunday, January 28th
Galveston Farmers Market, Downtown - Robert Kuhn, 9am Galveston Island Brewing - Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C, 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6
Monday, January 29th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, 6-9 Sunday, January 21st Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Galveston Farmers Market, Downtown - Kickin Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 It Dixie, 9am Tuesday, January 30th The Grand - The Oak Ridge Boys, 3pm B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Monday, January 22nd
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Tuesday, January 23rd
B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sharky’s Tavern - Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Wednesday, January 31st
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Old Quarter - Jason Eady, Courtney Patton, 9-1 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 San Luis Lounge - Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 To list your band’s or venue’s gigs here, shoot your dates to:
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