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Things to Do » “Clay Cup Studios: Fun For All Ages” by Terry Card » Galveston to Host Free Fireworks Shows Every Weekend This Summer » The Bryan Museum, Historical Fun Events » Free Family Movies & Music Downtown at Saengerfest Park » Galveston Island Brewing: Locally Made, Locally Fun » Moody Gardens 3D & 4D Movies » Tour of the Month: Dash Beardsley, Galveston’s Premier Paranormal Expert » OkraFest: A Food Affair You Won’t Want to Miss » Keep Cool This Summer At Moody Gardens Palm Beach: A Lazy River, Tower Slides, Live Music with Fireworks, and More » New Taste of The Strand Walking Tour Comes to Downtown Galveston » The 2017 Galveston Island Shrimp Festival: A Seafood Lover’s Paradise » “Dolphins, Dolphins Everywhere” by Rachel Delanoix » July Rosenberg Library Museum’s Treasure of the Month » The Grand Continues It’s Summer Season » Trolleys, New Beaches & Cool Attractions on Galveston Island This Summer
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12-14 15-16 Outdoors » Galveston State Park Offers Outdoor Activities » Pleasure Pier Continues Summer Fun » Battle on the Bay: Island Paddle’s 5th Annual Event » 5K’s, Marathons, Biking, and Runs » The Bucket Brigades: Explore the Beaches for Free » Sea Star Base Offers Kayak Excursions » The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association Continues 17 Books » “Summer Reads for July” by Gini Rainey » Galveston Bookshop Book Signings » Rosenberg Library Summer Programs » Book Signing for Cathy Catching’s “Angel Talks” 18-19 The Fine Arts » TWELVE Photography Project Returns: Focus On “Hidden Galveston” » Special Art Doll Exhibit: Texas Association of Original Doll Artists Presents “Galveston, Oh Galveston” » Galveston’s Gallery Exhibits & Events 20-23 Music » “Will Lee Cheek: A New Sound in Town” Written and Photographed by Sharis Roe DeJaynes » The Gig Guide for Live Music Across the Island
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Things To Do Clay Cup Studios: Fun For All Ages By Terry Card
Effervescent and bubbly! Like a good champagne! This transplanted artist/ entrepreneur from Miami has created a unique business in Downtown Galveston on 22nd St. between Postoffice and Market St. Her parents both worked for Pan American Airlines and were away from home almost constantly. As a consequence, Amy Owens was raised mostly by her grandparents. At 17 years old she had an opportunity to stay with friends in Austin, moved there and fell in love with Texas and Texans, whom she found to be extremely polite. At first, she had trouble with being called ma’am at 17, but noticed that she missed it when traveling in other states. She thoroughly enjoyed the music scene in Austin, however, the siren call of the beaches and ocean was in her Miami blood. She chose, for this and other reasons, to attend TAMUG (Texas A&M University at Galveston) where she met her husband-tobe, who is now a member of the Galveston Police Department. When her oldest son was 4 years old, as an island resident she was looking for things to do with her child. There were plenty of events and attractions for tourists, but she wanted something unique where mothers could spend time doing something interesting with each other and with their children. It struck her that the best way to invite conversation amongst all would be to sit around a table painting, just like sitting at the dining room table talking at meal time. This allowed the kids to do their thing, while their mothers enjoyed good conversation. It also allowed her to contribute something to her adopted community in conjunction with local businesses and residents. With these things in mind, in June 2015, she opened Clay Cup Studios. At the studio, projects for Moms (and Dads) and their children include pottery and wine glass painting while sitting around talking. For Dads, in conjunction with one of her business associations, local craft brewery, Galveston Island Brewery, Dads are encouraged to paint their growlers and take them to the brewery and tap room on Stewart Rd. to get them filled. Clay Cup Studios hosts many bachelorette parties. The parties are held in a separate room where wine glass painting, and wine brought by the group, intermingled with conversation and laughter, creates a delightful time for the participants. Women can also bring wine and food anytime they like during the daytime. Special wine nights for groups can also be arranged. For those who do not want to supply their food, Clay Cup Studios has many relationships with local businesses, including Hey Mikey’s, Galveston Island Brewery, The Kitchen Chick, Tin Cup Bar and Driving Range, Maceo’s Spice Company (home of the muffuletta), and Mama Teresa’s Flying Pizza. In fact, 98% of Clay Cup Studios suppliers are local. Welcoming teens is part of her program. They are encouraged to just hang out, but if they wish, then creativity can lead to art therapy, giving them a quiet place, relieving some of the stresses associated with daily life. Amy encourages everyone to work from one simple thought and creating from that. Total absorption in a project that is a personal creation takes the focus away from problems. Her customer base is 95% local with an even split between children and adults. From her point of view, she is providing a messy room away from home where families can converse while creating artwork and enjoying the conviviality of their family and others in a non-smoking environment. The space occupied now was once a restaurant and before that a Subway outlet. It had not been used for years after Ike hit it. Amy did many of the renovations herself with her husband’s help, wielding a jackhammer, putting up walls, and adding
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rooms and cabinets. Her mother and a friend are 50% silent partners. Amy is solely responsible for running the business, and it has been successful because of her hard work. She would like to increase her traffic because she has a goal of supporting her parents in their retirement and wants to be able to give more to Galveston, the community she loves, in addition to her program of Kindness Murals children paint around town for the benefit of less well-off children. She thinks that Clay Cup Studios has a lack of exposure because of its island location. Her mainland competition with its larger customer base is able to develop a brand name. To help counter that she hopes to obtain a beer and wine license in the future and develop further associations with local restaurants for providing catered food. At the present time, she houses many artists but wants to do even more for the art community and the community in general. She has reached out to all members of the community and last year held a ceremony for those of the Jewish faith who do Bible studies during Hanukkah and Passover. In addition to the walk-in environment she encourages for mothers, fathers, teens, and children, she holds monthly social events. Some are general but others will focus separately on children, pre-teens, family, or adults. Each month she holds art classes that will concentrate, for example, on countryside scenes one month, caricatures the next month, or any myriad of other art platforms. Associated with each of these events, Amy has a guest contemporary artist to demonstrate and guide the classes. On children’s night, she holds canvas classes for 5 to 9-year-olds where they can paint a themed canvas any way they like. This month’s theme, for example, was for Father’s Day with a car outline for the children to paint. On pre-teen night, kids can come in and hang out or paint on canvas or clay models. Family night is held Tuesdays. Each family sits around a table, talking and painting figurines or whatever else they want, getting to spend time with each other. For families, there is also Date Night, where for $45 each family is given one large project to do together, interacting, conversing, eating, and drinking. For adults, there are many events including ArtWalk with wine and sangria on the house, glass painting, Bachelorette parties, special events for United Way, an event for UTMB professors and students four times per year, Sorority groups, Growler Night, Glass Fusion (where people get to wear goggles and use tools to break glass and make the pieces into platters, plaques, beer mugs, or other objects) pottery making, and even making wood signs with your favorite sayings, pictures, or caricatures. Clay Cup Studios is located at 406 22nd St. in Downtown Galveston. For more info go to their website at claycupstudios.com, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (409)762-2529.
HAPPY HOUR 3-7 pm - Monday thru Friday $2.75 Well Drinks $2.75 Domestic Bottles $1.00 off all draft MONDAY MADNESS 7 pm to Close Shawn & Michael's Monday Night Poker Party - 8 pm $6.00 Bratwurst On a Bun $5.00 Cherry Limeades $2.00 Domestic Bottles $2.00 Well Drinks $2 TUESDAY 7 pm to Close Tony' Trivia Tuesday - 8 & 9:30 pm $7.00 Traditional Burgers $2.00 Domestic Bottles $2.00 Well Drinks -- $5.00 Waterwalls THIRSTY THURSDAY SUNDAY WEDNESDAY All Day Long $5.00 Blood Mary’s 7pm to Close STEAK NIGHT $4.00 - 16 oz L.I. Teas $4.00 Stein Night $14.00 Best Steak Ever All Draft Beer - 7pm to Close FRIDAY & SATURDAY w/ Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli (Excludes Special Cask and Live Music - 7pm to 11pm $3.00 House Wines Select Drafts) $3.00 Fireball and Jagermeister Shots Weekly Bourbon Specials 11pm to Close
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Saturday, July 1 7pm - Live Music - Shaun Michael Tuesday, July 4 8pm - Tony's Trivia Tuesday Thursday, July 6 7pm - Lone Pint - Pint Night Friday, July 7 7pm - Live Music - Shaun Michael Saturday, July 8 7pm - Live Music - Jeremy Kilgore Tuesday, July 11 7pm - Texas Beer Refinery Pint Night 8pm - Tony's Trivia Tuesday Friday, July 14 7pm - Live Music - Michael Brim
Saturday, July 15 7pm - Live Music - Curtis King Tuesday, July 18 7pm - Saloon Door Pint Night 8pm - Tony's Trivia Tuesday Friday, July 21 7pm - Live Music - Jaredd Reed Saturday, July 22 7pm - Live Music - Michael Brim Tuesday, July 25 7pm - Green Flash and Community Pint Night 8pm - Tony's Trivia Tuesday Friday, July 28 7pm - Live Music - Jeremy Kilgore Saturday, July 29 7pm - Live Music - Jaredd Reed
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Galveston to Host Free Fireworks Shows Every Weekend This Summer In Galveston, visitors don’t have
Family Fun at Saengerfest Park Galveston Island Brewing: With the beautiful weather and longer days,
families are spending more and more time outdoors. Saengerfest Park, located in the heart of Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find affordable fun for the season. Saengerfest Park is a small square park located on the corner of to wait until the 4th of July to see fire23rd St. and The Strand in Galveston’s Historic works. That’s because the island will host Strand District. free fireworks shows every weekend this Saengerfest Park is known for having a summer! large, playable chess set, a large compass that The beachfront fireworks shows will can be used as a seat, wooden benches, an oldtake place at 9pm on Sundays every fashioned London-style phone booth, and a weekend ending September 3rd. The used for movie and music nights throughfireworks shows provide an opportunity for visitors to extend their weekends and enjoy additional stage out the year. The park also hosts a number of entertainment at the beach. events associated with Island festivals including Sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the fireworks disDickens on The Strand, “Mardi Gras! Galvesplays will launch over the Gulf of Mexico near Seawall Blvd. and 37th Street. ton,” and more For more info about Galveston tourism go to galveston.com or call (888)GAL-ISLE.
Free Family Movies
Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies throughout historic Downtown. Movies begin just after dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to set up a blanket or chair for a free movie under the stars. Movie Nite takes place the first Saturday of each month through October. Upcoming movies are: • July 1st: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” • August 5th: “The Secret Life of Pets” • September 2nd: “Captain America: The First Avenger” • October 7th: “The Addams Family”
FunTheatBryan TheMuseum, Bryanlocated Museum 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 twentyfirst 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.
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What’s new at the Galveston Island Brewery (GIB)? Well, there is a lot! • July 1st (4pm): Campfire Soul and Wylie St. Taco Food Truck all day • July 2nd (4pm): Robert Kuhn Acoustic • July 3rd (6pm): Monday Night Guys • July 5th, 12th,19th, and 26th (6:30pm): Dash for Drafts Social Run Club • July 7th (TBD): Jaredd Reed • July 8th (3pm): DEM Roots Reggae Music and Yoga at the Brewery • July 14th (5pm): Soulfiya • July 15th (2pm): Grifters & Shills • July 21st (TBD): Kickin’ it Dixie • July 22nd (TBD): 3rd Annual Galveston Island Brewing Pub Crawl, Downtown Galveston • July 28th (4pm): Geoff Fish • July 29th (TBD): David Richardson
Galveston Island Brewery is a local brewery in the Galveston - Houston area featurthe Museum. Weather permitting. ing an on-site tap room Music Nite on the Strand showcasing classic beer July 10th-14th (9am-3pm) - History Camp Music Nite on the Strand features various styles from around the world. The tap room at The Bryan Museum - Hosted by The Bryan Museum and the iWRITE Literacy Organization, artists the second Saturday of every month. The is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday History Camp at The Bryan Museum is a five-day event is 6-9pm and free to the public. Upcom- 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-12 midnight, Saturday 12 Events ing artists are: noon-12 midnight, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. historical fiction-writing camp for incoming First Thursday every month (4-7pm) - Wine • July 8th: Jason James (Country) GIB offers free brewery tours every Satur4th-6th grade students. Campers will experiin The Bryan Gardens - Join the fun in the • August 12th: Campfire Soul day at 1pm. Tours are about ence hands-on inspiration from the Wild West beautiful botanical gardens to relax and enjoy with Zach Person (Blues/R&B) 30 minutes long, depending on and Texas history. Each day, they will receive time and conversation with friends, family, and • September 9th: The Fab 5 customer interaction. creative writing instruction from children’s Museum staff. Wine, beer, and complimentary For more info call author Melissa Williams, combined with exciting (Beatles Tribute Band) bar snacks will be served in the Sculpture Garden activities from the Museum’s history experts, • October 14th: Harbors over (409)740-7000 or go to galveHighways (Americana) next to the Museum Shop. During the event, stonislandbrewing.com, or you which they will use to create their own fictional For more info and a full list the Museum Shop will also be open so that you short stories. Campers will even have a chance to can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., might browse the selection of original artwork, enter their stories for publication in the iWRITE of events go to facebook.com/ saengerfestpark. Galveston. hand-painted figurines, unique jewelry, colorful Short Stories by Kids for Kids Writing Contest pottery, books, music, and more. To attend presented by iWRITE. Admission is $300 per please enter from the Guest Parking lot behind student.
July 2017 Treasure of the Month:
Antique Eyeglasses This month Rosenberg Library will exhibit
an assortment of antique eyeglasses from its permanent collection. The glasses, which range in date from the early 1800’s to the 1940’s, were gifts of the following donors: Rose Smith, Mrs. A.W. Dunham, Ethel B. Buckley, Mrs. W.B. Cook, Mrs. Edward R. Thompson, Lise Darst, and the Morgan Family. Eyeglasses are believed to have originated in Italy during the late 13th century. Early glasses were essentially two magnifying glasses riveted together with an attached handle to hold in front of the eyes. Frame styles, which included sides held in place behind the ears, emerged in the early 1700’s and are still the most prevalent type used today. During the 19th century, a frameless style known as pince nez was popular. French for
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“pinch nose,” pince nez glasses were held in place by fitting snugly on the bridge of the wearer’s nose. Prior to the 1940’s, eyeglasses were considered more of a burden than a fashion statement. Glasses were often associated with physical frailty or old age. However, developments in the manufacture of plastics greatly influenced the eyewear industry. The use of plastic frames allowed for endless shape and color options. As a result, glasses evolved from a medical device into a style accessory. Today, many top fashion designers produce their own eyewear lines. The Treasure of the Month is located on the second floor of the Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave., near the East Entrance. It can be viewed during regular library hours, 9am-9pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am-6pm Friday-Saturday. For more info contact the Museum Office at (409)763-8854 x 125 or go to rosenberglibrary-museum.org.
Magic! Comedy! “VegasStyle” Grand Illusions!
The Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show Live at Moody Gardens Hotel is Sure to Entertain! The Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show returns to the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., for the 9th great year with many new surprises for 2017. The event will happen daily July 1st-7th, two shows per day at 1pm and 7:30pm. Magician and Illusionist Curt Miller blends dazzling magic, music, dance, and good, clean comedy in a theatrical show that will leave your whole family amazed, amused, and most of all, entertained! The Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show has dazzled more than 85,000 people at Moody Gardens, changing the show each year with new illusions. You’ll see people levitating and disappearing right before your eyes. You might even get chosen to be a part of the show. Don’t miss your chance to see a family-friendly “Vegas-style” magic show right here in Galveston! Tickets are $23 for adults and $16 for children ages 3-12. A limited number of seats are available, so order your tickets today at magiccomedyshow.com (before they disappear)!
Fun at The Movies at Moody Gardens Moody Gardens
Original Ghost Tour on The Strand This is Galveston’s most popular ghost tour and the tour that started it all. This is a yearround walking tour that takes guests through one of the busiest areas in Galveston: The Dubbed as the Strand. The Strand is a historical district at the “Ghost man of hosts a variety of movheart of Downtown Galveston and is known Galveston,” Dash is ies throughout the year for its rich history and haunting past. This tour considered Galvesfor the whole family to provides guests with historical context into why ton’s premier paraenjoy. Moody Gardens Galveston is one of the most haunted cities in normal expert. His is located at 1 Hope tour has been voted the world and a hotspot for paranormal activity. Blvd. For more info call This tour is family friendly and ideal for a parathe #1 most popu(800)582-4637 or go to normal novice’s first tour. lar haunted ghost moodygardens.com. Restless Spirits Tour tour in America. Featuring the largThe Restless Spirits Tour is the sequel to Uncover buried est screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround the Original Ghost Tour on The Strand, but secrets of Galvessound system, Moody Garden’s state-of-the-art explores areas not included in the Original ton’s own residents viewing experience gives guests the best viewing with one of four tour Ghost Tour. This tour is a little bit darker than experience in the world. options. Dash has built each tour based on years the Original Ghost Tour and does include some Individual tickets to the 3D and 4D movies are $10.95 for adults and $8.95 for children of research, personal experience, and accounts unsavory stories and subject matter making the Restless Spirits Tour most appropriate for older 4-12 and seniors (65+). Children 3 and under from local residents. Ticket prices are $20 for are free. adults ages 11 and older, $15 for children ages audiences. 3D Movies - Through July 23rd 2-10, and infants 0-2 are free. Choose from one Secret Society Cemetery Tour This tour takes guests on a haunting and of these four tours: • 9am – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3D” • 11:30am – “Amazon Adventure 3D” • 12:25pm – “Great White Shark 3D” • 1pm – “Secret Ocean 3D” • 1:50pm – “Dinosaurs Alive 3D” • 2:25pm – “Amazon Adventure 3D” • 3:20pm – “Great White Shark 3D” • 3:55pm – “Dinosaurs Alive 3D” • 4:30pm – “Amazon Adventure 3D” • 5:25pm - “Secret Ocean 3D” • 6:15pm - “Amazon Adventure 3D” • 7:10pm - “Dinosaurs Alive 3D” • 7:40pm - “Amazon Adventure 3D” • 8:35pm – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3D” 4D Movies - Through August 26th Hi-def digital 4D projection with DTS surround sound immerses you as wind, mist, leg ticklers, and other special effects provide a short-film experience that is a thrill for all ages. • 10am-3:40pm - “Dino Island II 4D” • 4-8pm - “Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4D”
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historic journey through the Old City Cemetery, one of the area’s oldest cemeteries. The cemetery is actually seven cemeteries that have grown together over time and holds the remains of soldiers from the civil war, people who perished in The Great Storm of 1900, and many others who met their untimely fates in Galveston. Many consider this to be the most exhilarating of all the tours, as you will hear the horrifying stories of the dead as they lie just below your feet. Jack the Ripper Mystery Island Tour This is a group tour with a minimum of 15 persons per group.This thought provoking tour will reveal answers to a number of unsolved mysteries of Galveston Island. During the tour you will hear compelling evidence that the legendary Jack the Ripper may have actually killed on this very Island. Cameras are encouraged, but recording devices are prohibited. For more info on these tours and to buy tickets go to ghosttoursofgalvestonisland.com.
TOUR OF THE MONTH
A Food Affair You Won’t Want to Miss!
According to their website, “The 3rd annual OkraFest hosted by Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is a gourmet affair. With foods sourced from local farms and food artisans and served in a beautiful historic setting, all to the tune of live music, prizes, and good company, this is an event you won’t want to miss.” Revel in the coastal region’s year-long growing season and enjoy a good time, all in the name of supporting local foods and expanding its benefits to all within the Galveston community. Each ticket allows you to savor the flavors of the region with a small plates menu crafted by Chef Rico Caminos of Riondo’s Ristorante. The upstairs ballroom above Riondo’s is a hidden gem, perfect for celebrating the triumphs of the year alongside friends and the taste of summer. A silent auction and raffle offer up local art, delicious eats, hotel stays, fun weekend get-aways, one-of-a-kind experiences, and much, much more. Every item up for grabs is donated by local businesses and entrepreneurs whose work is admired and shares the vision for a vibrant Galveston. After the fun and success of last year, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is thrilled and humbled to host this summer event once more. The funds raised will support the market as they continue to work towards bettering this community by connecting folks to better food, better health, and one another. Tickets can be purchased for the early bird special of $40 at both the Thursday and Sunday GOFM Markets, at Riondo’s, or go to galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com/okrafest-tickets. Tickets bought at the door are $45. For more info or questions contact Casey at email@example.com.
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Keep Cool This Summer At Moody Gardens Palm Beach:
Galveston Historical Foundation Events
A Lazy River, Tower Slides, Live Music with Fireworks, and More
Guests are invited to enjoy summer with a splash, complete with sinking their toes in white sand at Palm Beach! The Moody Gardens summer hot spot, and private beach, will open for the season with the opportunity to keep cool at Palm Beach in the 650-foot lazy river, wave pool, and two 18-foot tower slides, or lounge beneath palm trees. Other attractions include beach volleyball on regulation courts and the Aquarium Adventure play area. The splashpad automated aquatic water feature offers interactive dump buckets, spray arches, and fountains for a day of fun at the beach. Palm Beach is open daily through August 20th. Don’t miss out on Bands on the Sand through August 12th. Enjoy this summer concert series Friday and Saturday nights, 6-10pm. Each concert features local and regional R&B, rock, country, and blues bands. Admission is $15, and children ages 3 and younger can enter free. Each show ends with a fireworks display over Offats Bayou, overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids. Bands scheduled are (weather permitting): • July 1st: Velvet Punch (Rock) • July 7th: The Slags (Rock Variety)
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• July 8th: KAOS (Rock) • July 14th: Yelba (Latin/Variety) • July 15th: Don Vickers (Country) • July 21st: Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) • July 22nd: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock) • July 28th: The Line Up (Variety) • July 29th: Hattrick (Rock) • August 4th: Rat Ranch (Rock/Variety) • August 5th: Dustin Burt (Country Rock) • August 11th: Bourbon Street (Variety) • August 12th: A Sure Thing (Variety) As the summer season comes to an end, Palm Beach will be open weekends only August 26th-September 9th, including Labor Day. Admission is $23.95 for adults, $18.95 for children and seniors, or $65 for a season pass. Children ages 3 and younger can enter Palm Beach free. For more info about Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand, go to moodygardens.com or call (800)582-4673. Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.
made-from-scratch tarter sauce. You’re going to also love the The Saltwater Taffy with live demonstrations every Friday and Saturday afternoon from The historic La King’s no further than the Taste of The Strand, the Confectionery, and great new walking and tasting tour of Galvesif that’s not enough, ton’s famed Downtown. how about some This tour meets in Hendley Green Park at the corner of 2028 Strand St. and Moody Ave., Tzatziki Sauce with generous portions just one block South from Harborside Dr. and Moody Ave. for a three-hour guided restaurant, of fresh sliced gyro meat from The Mediterranean Chef! walking food tour featuring 11 of Galveston’s Your taste buds are sure to be dazzled as you establishments. sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and Along with the beautiful architecture of other edibles from these well known Galveston Downtown Galveston Island dating back to the early 1800’s while you stroll through some institutions: Nonno Tony’s, Olympia Grill at Pier 21, Hubcap Grill & Cocktail Bar, Rocky Mounof The Strand Districts, well known restautain Chocolate Factory, Shrimp ‘N Stuff, Board rants, Candy Confectioner’s, The Spice & Tea Exchange, and The Beef Jerky Outlet, will offer Game Island, La King’s Confectionery, The Beef Jerky Outlet, The Spice & Tea Exchange, The more than 50+ flavor samplings, there alone. Mediterranean Chef, and Yaga’s Cafe. On your guided restaurant walking food Admission is $89.95 per person. There are tour, you will try Nonno Tony’s at Pier 21’s fresh meat lovers Brick Oven Pizza. Then how about special offers for Bridal Party’s, Mother’s Day, and Hubcap Grill’s freshly made Philly Cheese Steak Father’s Day. Call for pricing. Tours are every Thursday-Sunday with two Burgers? Then stroll over to watch The Chocodaily tours at 1-4pm and 5-8pm. Hours may late Fudge being made right before your eyes before tasting it immediately live at “The Rocky be seasonal, subject to change, and all tours are weather permitting. Mountain Chocolate Factory.” Call (409)599-5425 or go online to Next you’re off to sample another freshly tasteofthestrand.com for more info or made dish. The Fried Fish Po-Boy at Shrimp reservations. N’ Stuff Downtown is sure to please with it’s
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Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) offers many events that are open to the public. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day. 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 a contributing building in the East End Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway Ave. J. Available Daily (11am-5pm) - Bishop’s Palace Audio Tours - Powered by Acoustiguide, the Bishop’s Palace Audio Tour allows visitors to see historical images not seen by previous tours on a handheld, high-resolution screen. The Acoustiguide device also features new tour commentary specifically created for the self guided format. Tickets are $6-$11. Events Every Saturday through July 29th (10am-12 noon) - Preservation U - Preservation U presents three hands-on projects. While using inventory from the Architectural Salvage Warehouse, participants will learn the basics of historic home repair. Both beginners and seasoned do-ityourselfers are welcomed. GHF will provide all tools and materials. All courses are held at GHF’s Architectural Salvage Warehouse, 2228 Broadway. Admission is $20. July 8th (8-9:30pm) - Full Moon Tour - Experience Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light, the moonlight, on GHF’s upcoming Full Moon Tour. This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this architectural gem takes on a completely different look in the moonlight. Admission is $30. July 22nd (8-10pm) - Main Sail Movie Night at Texas Seaport Museum - Join GHF’s Texas Seaport Museum for its next Main Sail Movie Night as “Muppet Treasure Island” is projected on one of the ship’s sails on the pier at Texas Seaport Museum. Admission is free with RSVP. The movie will begin at sunset, approximately 8:30pm, and the public is encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Refreshments and popcorn will be available for purchase dockside.
Ongoing Events Every Thursday (Menard Park at 28th and Seawall Blvd., 3-7pm) 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. Mondays (5:30-7pm) - Life Drawing Studio - Live models pose for short “gesture” drawings (or warm-ups) at the beginning of each session, followed by increasingly longer poses of up to 90 minutes. Models may appear in costume, nude, or semi-clothed. Artists are encouraged to bring their own materials and supplies, (please, no photography). The spacious, well-lit studio is equipped with eight standing easels (feel free to bring paints) and 16 adjustable-angle drafting tables. The cost is $10 per session or purchase an 8-session pass for $60. For more info go to galvestonartscenter.org. First Wednesday of every month (7-9pm) - The Surfrider Foundation Chapter Meeting will be held at MOD Coffee Shop located at 2126 Postoffice. The Galveston Chapter Surfrider Foundation meets to discuss local initiatives in ocean and beach activism. For more info call (409)771-9522 or go to galvestonsurfrider.com. Every Wednesday (6-7pm) - Yoga in the Gallery - Enjoy yoga at the Galveston Arts Center located at 2127 Strand. The course is taught by international yoga teacher and author of “Yogi’s Roadmap: the Patanjali Yoga Sutra as a Journey of Self Realization.” Each class is $10 at the door or purchase an 8-class pass for $60 at texasyogaflow.com. First Thursday of every month (5-8pm) - Girls Night Out at the San Luis Resort - Enjoy Girls Night Out at Style Boutique featuring exclusive promos on your favorite fashion accessories. Enter to win a drawing, and enjoy champagne on the first Thursday of the month. Third Saturday of every month (10am-4pm) - Galveston Island Market - Enjoy this arts and crafts market sponsored by the Galveston Art League. The market features handcrafted and handmade: soaps and bath items, unique yard art, jewelry, photography, pottery, fine art, aprons, baked goods, leather goods, plants, seaglass, pens, candles, toys, jams, pickles, wooden sculpture, stained glass, and more. Galveston Island Market is located at 22nd and Mechanic St. For more info go to galvestonislandmarket.com or find the event on Facebook. Daily - Artist Boat conducts daily tours of all different kinds for different skill levels and ages. Destinations include East End Lagoon, Christmas Bay, Drum Bay, Armand Bayou, Galveston Island State Park, Trinity River-Cypress Swamp, and Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve. Artist Boat provides kayak, paddle, and lifejacket. Public and private tours available. For more info and to register go to artistboat.org or call (409)770-0722.
The 2017 Galveston Island Shrimp Festival: A Seafood Lover’s Paradise
Two full days of shrimp, music, friends, and fun begins on Friday, September 29th and runs through Saturday, September 30th. Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Official 5K, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, live music, vendors, kids area, and a Strand Merchant Walk-About. There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy! Gumbo Stroll Join in as Galveston’s Historic Downtown Strand District is transformed into a melting pot of flavors. With more than 80 teams from award winning cookers to backyard roux roughnecks you will want to get in early to try them all. Teams lining the Historical Strand District will dish out a sample to festival attendees who have purchased an official Gumbo-Tasting Cup. Walk around and try countless samples for the four hour span, enjoy the live music, and cold beer. Save $5 when you purchase early. Cook Off Whip up a batch of your best gumbo recipe and bring it on down to the Galveston Historical Strand. Compete for the gold and Shrimp
Family Days at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum On the second Saturday of every month, 10am-3pm, the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using activities or experiments. Children 18 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperone. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum is located at Pier 19, Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)766-7827 or go to
Upcoming Festivals Sunny days and mild nights make Galveston
Island the perfect place to enjoy festivals yearround. 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: • July 4th - July 4th Day Parade and Fireworks • July 9th - MetroPCS Galveston Summer Fest • August 10th - OkraFest • August 17th - Boots & BBQ • August 26th-27th - Galveston Film Festival & Conference • September 1st-3rd - Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival • September 29th-30th - Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival • September 30th - Galveston Heritage Festival • September - Galveston Home & Garden Show • October 21st-22nd - ARToberFEST • October 14th-15th- Galveston Greek Festival • October 27th-28th - Galveston Oktoberfest • November 2nd-5th - Lone Star Rally • November-December - Winter Wonder Island • December 1st-3rd - Dickens on the Strand 2018 • Through January – Moody Gardens Festival of Lights • January 6th-21st - Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week • January 10th-21st - Yaga’s Chili & Beer Fest • February 2nd-4th, 9th-11th, and 13th - “Mardi Gras! Galveston”
Gumbo Champion bragging rights. Although every gumbo has it’s own unique taste, they can’t all be winners. Here is your chance to light up those judges’ taste buds and show ‘em what you got! There is a $1,000 cash prize. Sign up early and receive lots of perks! Shrimp Scamper In cooperation with the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, this is your opportunity to scamper your way around Galveston and follow it up with a day of great eats and drinks. Use Promo Code: SCAMPER for 15% off registration. The 5K combo includes: • Gumbo Tasting Cup for entry into The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival • 5K Registration with chip timing • Fun performance t-shirt • 1 free beer at early packet pickup/runner’s happy hour at Beerfoot Brewery and another free beer after the run For more info and to get tickets go to galvestonshrimpfestival.com. oceanstaroec.com. Upcoming Family Days July 8th - Rigs to Reefs - Learn what happens to platforms when they are no longer used to produce offshore oil and gas. In some cases, they apply and are accepted into the Rigs to Reef program, where they are converted into artificial reef habitats. Create a Deep Sea porthole –a unique view of an amazing underwater habitat. August 12th - Needle Through a Balloon - Learn an amazing trick—almost like magic! A bamboo skewer coated with petroleum jelly demonstrates the elasticity of polymers when pushed through a balloon. Locate the areas on the balloon that can be stretched, allowing the skewer to penetrate through the balloon without it popping. Events July 8th, 22nd, 29th, and August 5th (11am5pm) - Sandcastle Lesson at Stewart Beach - Learn how to build a sandcastle from a professional sand artist. Stewart Beach will be hosting FREE sand castle lessons at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. This event is BYOB - bring your own bucket! July 9th (11am-2pm) - Kendra Scott Trunk Show - Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show with 20% of sales benefitting Galveston County Food Bank. July 15th (7-9am) - Lowepro 50 Years Photowalk - Join Houston wedding and portrait photographer Marni Wishart in the scenic historic district of Galveston where the colors and textures of the surrounding architecture provide a vibrant and varied backdrop for portraiture. Tickets are $10. For more info go to lowepro. com/50years. July 22nd (8-10pm) - Main Sail Movie Night: “Muppet Treasure Island” - Join GHF’s Texas Seaport Museum for its next Main Sail Movie Night as “Muppet Treasure Island” is projected on one of the ship’s sails on the pier at Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22 and Haborside. Admission is free. The movie will begin at sunset, approximately 8:30pm, and the public is encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. For more info call (409)763-1877 or go to galvestonhistory.org. July 30th (1-4pm) - Galveston Wedding Show - Top area wedding professionals will welcome brides-and-grooms-to-be to the Galveston Wedding Show at Galveston’s historic 1859 Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway St. 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, and more. Admission is free. Make sure to check out facebook.com/galvestonweddings for updates about the show.
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Dolphins, Dolphins Everywhere
The Grand’s Performing Arts Season
“Every time I see a dolphin I get excited,” says Marlo Landreth. “I point and scream, it could be like the fourth time in an hour that I’ve seen them, but I will still be running up on the beach going, ‘Dolphins! Dolphins!’ even if there’s nobody else on the beach; it’s just my instinct. I will never ‘not’ be excited when I see a dolphin.” The absolute joy of seeing wild dolphins is a rare treat for any beachgoer. And though these delightful and seemingly elusive creatures don’t follow a schedule, with a little planning, a few helpful tips, and a dash of luck, you can up the odds of a dolphin sighting for yourself and your family this summer. Here are six ways to increase your chances of a wild dolphin sighting in Galveston. 1. Take a Harbor Tour – There are plenty of these tours to choose from. Just walk across Harborside to Pier 21 and you’ll find several kiosks to welcome you. Baywatch is a popular dolphin sighting tour, and they have boats leaving every hour through the summer. These tours will tell you up front there’s never a guarantee that you’ll see dolphins, but with the help of these trained experts, and the benefit of smoother water, you’ve got luck on your side. 2. Kick back and watch the water – Whether you’re waiting for a harbor tour, or just waiting for happy hour, head over to Olympia Grill and ask for a table on the patio. Patience is your friend when it comes to seeing wild dolphins. If you’re on the other side of town, grab a spot on the deck at Jimmy’s on the Pier. Marlo Landreth, of SUP Paddleboards says, “They’re always out there. As far as it is from the shore to the end of the pier, if you double that, that’s normally where we see them. So if you went out twice as far as the pier, that’s where you’ll see them. They will be jumping out of the water, and I’ll look around and nobody’s watching, so nobody sees it. I can’t imagine how many times it’s happened, and I just don’t see it. You just have to take the time to stop and look. They’re out there.” 3. Ride the ferry – You can’t get much better than free! Park on the Galveston Island side and walk on. Ride across to Bolivar and back and keep your eyes peeled. Landreth says, “Watch where the birds are. Usually where the birds are feeding on the surface there’s dolphins feeding underneath. If I’m out with a group and we’re looking for them, I’ll just wait and look for the birds. It’s not foolproof, but it’s a good way to start.” 4. Be an early bird – Attend a sunrise yoga class on the beach with The Yoga Haven. Or check out the surf camps offered by Ohana Surf & Skate Shop. “Early morning, like daybreak, that’s usually when their feeding occurs or when they’re finishing their feeding,” says William “Boog” Cram of Ohana. “But typically once the sun breaks the horizon you can see them pop up, and they’re kind of patrolling just outside of the jettys. Occasionally they’ll come on the inside during camp on real smooth water days, and they’ll be maybe twenty yards from the kids that are surfing.” 5. Get in the water – Throw on a bathing suit and head over to SUP Paddleboard on the beach near the 29th St. jetty. “Anytime I’ve ever done a paddle or a lesson where I’m out there for an hour, we see a dolphin, at least one,” says Landreth. “I like the more organic ways of seeing dolphins. I think it’s more exciting when they do come when it’s not expected. Like when we’re doing
The Grand 1894 Opera House is a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
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Lowepro Photowalk On The Strand July 15th
Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place in Downtown Galveston will be hosting a Lowepro Photowalk on The Strand, July 15th all day. As Lowepro celebrates 50 years of innovation, they will be sharing their passion for digital storytelling with fans through a day of hosted photo walks
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Ezra Charles: “The Story of Boogie Woogie”
Sunday, July 9th (3pm) “Nobody doesn’t like boogie woogie!” is Ezra Charles’ jumping-off point, as he weaves the history of this bouncing, jiving piano format. Peppering the dialogue with his own stories of personal interaction with the Masters, he performs many of a lesson and we see them. I’ll say, ‘sit down! Let’s go! We’re paddling over there!’ It’s just so exciting. And it’s great because no mat- the most famous standards of this genre as he explains the relationship between Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, and what was originally ter how the lesson went, we got to see dolphins!” called “Texas-Style Piano.” Accompanied by his son Jakob on 6. Change your perspective – Take a drive out to SeaWolf percussion, they recreate the excitement of this favorite piano Park. The dolphins are so common in the water there that fishersound from a century ago. men don’t seem to take notice of them. And anyplace there is a high concentration of fish, there are sure to be opportunistic dol- “Riders in the Sky - Salute to Roy Rogers” phins scoping out an easy snack. Even if you stay close to the sea- Saturday, July 29th (8pm) wall, the difference of a few feet can mean a missed sighting. Marlo For more than thirty-five years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame says, “On flat days, they come in really really close and their fins passed on by the are only so tall so if the wave is that big, you’re going to miss it. Sons of the Pioneers, They come up for a second and go back down. Today I was out with a girl that was renting and I was watching dolphins, and she Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, revivcaught up to me and I said ‘Do you see them?’ and she was like ing and revitalizing ‘no.’ She was kneeling, and I was standing. That was just enough difference that she couldn’t see because of the wave height. So it is the genre. And while true to the the same on land: if I’m sitting or standing on the beach, it makes remaining integrity of Westa big difference.” ern music, they have Landreth’s enthusiasm is a vivid reminder of the joys of living themselves become on and visiting Galveston island. modern-day icons She says, “We went out when there was surf and there were by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor these rolling swells. Suddenly about six sets out we saw eight dol- and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos phins just flying out of the front of the waves. I was like ‘oh my and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!” In addition to god, they’re so close!’ So we’re out there and we see them, and being inducted into the Grand Ol’ Opry, Riders are in the Westthen they’re like four sets away, and then like three sets away, and ern Music Association’s Hall of Fame, the Country Music FounI laid down on my board and I thought ‘what if they don’t see me?’ dation’s Walkway of Stars, and the Walk of Western Stars along You can’t hear anything except for them coming. And they’re mov- with Gene, Roy, John Wayne, and other cowboy legends. ing fast! You can hear the sound of their blowhole when they’re “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” coming up. They’re just so powerful, and they’re so big. They’re Saturday, August 12th (8pm) so much bigger than you think. It’s just amazing! And they come NBC’s “The Today Show” exclaimed, “It’s Not your Grandright up next to you; they’re smart, they know. I’m always like ma’s Tupperware Party” and with good reason. This hilarious ‘they’re not gonna see me’ but they do, they always stop close but one-person comedy has become one of the most successful offfar enough away that it is ok.” Broadway tours of the last decade. Dixie Longate, the fast-talk“It’s just crazy how emotional it is sometimes when you’re out ing Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children there, and you’re surrounded by them. It’s just you and there’s in an Alabama trailer park, and now travels across the US and nothing else around that you can hear, and you’re just hanging out around the world throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with hilarious stories, heartfelt accounts of its imporwith some dolphins. You wonder ‘why do I ever complain about tance to women, free giveaways, outrageous audience participaanything ever? If you look out there for long enough, you’ll see tion, and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold them.” Amen. 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Marni will instruct Vocalist of the Year, Ronnie Milsap is a true legend. Not only has like composition, smartphone photograRonnie Milsap been a consistent chart topper and true icon in phy, how to use natural light to your best participants on how to find the best light, the industry, he is known for his highly entertaining live show. advantage and retouching images directly pose naturally, interact with subjects, and Ronnie’s humor is on display with fun stories from his time in from some of the brightest photographers frame eye-catching compositions. the business, as well as a diverse mix of hits that showcase his For more info call (714)299-8286 or in the field. Photo walk participation will amazing musical talent. Ronnie’s connection to his audience is go to www.lowepro.com/50years. cost $10 per person. Your $10 payment unrivaled.
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Trolleys, New Beaches & Cool Attractions onHeading Galveston Island This Summer to the Galveston coast is a popular summer pas-
time for families throughout Texas, and this year the beach is just the beginning of what the island has to offer. From trolleys and replenished beaches to upgraded and new attractions, visitors have plenty of reasons to head to Galveston this summer. Here’s a look at what’s new in Galveston for the summer: Old-fashioned Trolleys Return to Galveston Getting around Galveston is a lot easier – and more charming – this summer with the return of the island’s old-fashioned trolleys. The trolleys are in place, offering routes along the Seawall and Downtown to provide easier access to main tourist attractions. The rubber-wheel trolley system was previously offered in Galveston before Hurricane Ike. The service will operate seven days a week from 10am-10pm. The stops include seven stops Downtown, a ride down 25th St. where riders will transfer to the Seawall Trolley, and stops all along the Seawall from Stewart Beach through to Moody Gardens. Trolley fares will be free for the summer. Galveston to Sport Beach Makeover, New Seawall Amenities Galveston is sporting a brand new beach makeover! Four miles of replenished beaches along the seawall between 12th and 61st St., provide upgraded and expanded recreational space for visitors. The makeover is part of a $19.5 million beach nourishment project. In addition, the seawall is offering new amenities, including restrooms, outdoor showers, and beautified landscaping. For more info go to galvestonbeachinfo.com Moody Gardens Unveils $37M Aquarium Renovation One of Galveston’s most popular attractions has undergone a massive makeover. The Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid offers a variety of new exhibits and surprises, including the addition of jellyfish and tropical penguins. The Moody Gardens aquarium is one of the largest and most diverse aquariums in the U.S. and features marine life from four regions of the world, including the Gulf of Mexico to South Atlantic, the South Pacific, the North Pacific, and the Caribbean. For more info and tickets go to moodygardens.org. Giant Obstacle Course at East Beach Giant Jenga blocks, huge dominoes, and sandcastle showdowns are on the island now at East Beach. The Galveston Family Beach Challenge, takes place monthly throughout the summer and transforms a portion of East Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course will include eight stations, featuring family favorites like Jenga and dominoes, as well as tug of war, sandcastle building, beach volleyball, foot golf, sack races, and more. The event is free and participants will have the chance to win prizes. Family Beach Challenge will take place from 11am-5pm July 23rd, August 20th, and September 3rd. For rules and to register in advance go to galvestonchallenge.com. ‘Jacks or Better’ Casino Ship Now Open in Galveston A brand new casino cruise ship is open in Galveston! The three-level Jacks or Better Casino offers cruises from the Galveston Yacht Club. The casino ship features 180 slot machines as well as Las Vegas-style table games plus an a la carte food menu and full service bar. For more info go to jacksorbettercasino.com. New Shops, Restaurants in Downtown Galveston Sponsored by DiscoverGalveston.com Galveston’s historic Downtown offers more than picturesque views and majestic Victorian architecture. It also offers plenty of tasty places to eat and
Salvation Army Boots & BBQ: Boots, Class, and a Little Sass!
Boots, class, and a little sass is what you will find at Boots & BBQ on August 17th at Stringfellow Orchards, 7902 Hwy. 6, Hitchcock, Texas. Honoring Chris and Stephanie Doyle, and benefiting the Salvation Army of Galveston County, Boots & BBQ is the first fundraising event coordinated by the
unique shops, including a few new spots to try this summer. New dining and nightlife options are Old Moon Deli and Pie, 408 23rd St., opened in mid-May. Made-to-order sandwiches and signature sandwiches are on the menu along with their delicious pies. The chocolate raspberry pie is delicious. Currently, they are open Tuesday-Sunday. Also, new to The Strand is Bubba’s Galveston, 2508 Strand, which opened Memorial Weekend. The bar offers live music and casual dining. The Wine Next Door, 418 21st St., is open next door to one of Galveston’s most popular pizza joints Mama Teresa’s Flying Pizza. On the left side of Mama Teresa’s, work is still underway at Shuck’s Tavern & Oyster Bar. Coming Soon is Sharkey’s Pizza Tavern, 504 25th St., is slated to open later this summer. Next door will be Devil and Deep Brewery. Follow their Facebook page for updates. Visitors have four new shops to enjoy on The Strand. Emboldened Elegance Boutique, 2211 Strand, is Galveston’s newest boutique carrying such brands as Lucky Brand, Dex, and Sage as well as Three Bishops Jewelry and Virgin Saints Angels Jewelry. The Spice and Tea Exchange, 2309 Strand, opened midApril. The shop has locations across the country and offers an exclusive selection of spices, blends, loose-leaf teas, naturally-flavored sugars, sea and mineral salts, gourmet gifts, and accessories. Other new boutiques to Downtown include Style Co, 2113 Postoffice, and Blu, A Boutique by the Beach, 2118 Postoffice. Look for Relax LifeWear, 2418 Strand Suite C, coming midsummer. This new boutique is specializing in comfort shoes, island casual apparel, and accessories including such brands as Patagonia, Prana, Howler Brothers, and Sea Bags made from recycled sails from sail boats. Play on the Strand, 2029 Strand, is a toy store that carries specialty toys that you won’t find on Amazon or in most toy stores. You’ll also find a few arcade games to enjoy. Nautical Nonsense opened at 210 21st St. offering “Coastal Decor mixed with humor.” If you like to laugh, check them out; there is something for all ages. Galveston has a new escape room called Escape the Island, 910 21st St. Current rooms include “Unlock the Lost Treasure of Jean Lafitte” and “Escape the Raid, Balinese Galveston.” An escape room is a game where people use clues and puzzles to escape the room within a specified time. Island Treasure Hunts offers three scavenger hunts that highlight different areas of Galveston. Current tours are Scavenger on The Strand (Strand, Tremont, Pier 21), Hysterical Historical Hunt (Postoffice, Mansions, Strand), and Seawall Stroll (Hotel Galvez, Pleasure Pier, Seawall). The price is $14.95 for The Strand and Seawall while the Historical Hunt is $19.95. Also, newly opened on The Strand is Strand Gallery, 2418 Strand, featuring artwork by local artist Joey Quiroga and nationally known artists. Next door, The Cruise Stop, 2418 Strand A, is a convenience store that also offers sundries, luggage, and luggage storage for cruise ship crew and passengers. If you love coffee, look for the new Galveston Coffee Roasters, 532 23rd St. You’ll find it next to the ever-popular Kitchen Chick. It’s a new local coffee roaster with a retail shop offering a variety of coffee and coffee related items. More info and Things to Do For more info, go online to GalvestonIslandGuide.com.
recently formed Women’s Auxiliary of the Galveston County Salvation Army. Boots & BBQ is sponsored by Sam and Doris Collins of Stringfellow Orchards, Texas First Bank, My Galveston Getaway, A&A Machine and Fabrication, Fred and Kim Raschke, and SER-Jobs for Progress Gulf Coast. Additional sponsorship opportunities are now available. Dine under the giant oaks on the historic Stringfellow Orchards estate, and enjoy a Texas-sized menu of barbecue prepared by the Lighthouse Charity Team. Grab your partner and dance along to great country music, or just grab a barbecue plate to go. “The Salvation Army has an incredible history in Galveston County,” honoree Chris Doyle said. “Their disaster work that is now performed all over the world started here
during the 1900 storm. As was the case back then, the Army stands ready to serve those in need throughout our County. From disaster recovery to utility assistance to a hot meal or a comfortable place to sleep, they are here to assist those who are less fortunate. The newly formed Women’s Auxiliary of the Salvation Army is hard at work supporting their mission in “Doing the Most Good.” Please join me at their first official event, Boots & BBQ. I promise a really good time for a great cause!” For more info on sponsorship opportunities, the Women’s Auxiliary, or The Galveston County Salvation Army, contact Salvation Army Galveston County Director of Development Holly McDonald at Holly. McDonald@uss.salvationarmy.org or by phone at (409)763-1691, ext. 75313, and at salvationarmytexas.org/galvestoncounty.
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5K’s & More July 15th and August 19th - Summer 2017 Swim & Sprint
Galveston State Park Offers FamilyFriendly Outdoor Activities The Galveston State Park has 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)737-1222 or go to tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/ galveston-island. Events are: July 1st (8:30am-3:30pm) - Red, White, & Blue Ocean Cleanup - Meet the Texas State Park Ambassadors, Emma and Lynette, who are going to help you help our beaches and oceans! Join this special holiday beach cleanup on the Saturday before Independence Day. July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (10-11:30am) – Beach Exploration - Hunt for Island treasures with a knowledgeable guide. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park’s Nature Center located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. July 1st, 22nd, 29th (12:30-1pm) - Sand Castle Contest - Enjoy this ocean-inspired sand sculpture contest for families and friends. Celebrate summer with some good ol’ family and friends competition. Ranger Lisa will clear an area for the contest and bring some gear to create a sandy masterpiece. In order to show off what kind of castle or sculpture you can make, you’re invited to spend some time gathering materials, building a structure, and decorating it to your liking. July 1st, 15th, and 29th (5:30-8pm) - Sunset Paddle - Join this adult paddling program. In this session you will receive quick instruction, free gear rental, and a guided trip into a protected cove of Galveston Bay. Limited spaces are available, and reservations are required. July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (10-11:30am) – Bay Exploration - Join one of these weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and island
Pleasure Pier Celebrates A Summer of Fun Galveston Island Historic Pleasure
paradise - Galveston Bay. July 5th and August 2nd (8-10:30am) - Morning Paddle - Join this paddling program, ages 13 years and up. In this session you will receive quick instruction, free gear rental, and a guided trip with Ranger Lisa into a protected cove of Galveston Bay. Limited spaces are available, and reservations are required. July 7th, 14th, 21st, 26th and August 4th, 11th, 18th (6:307:30pm) - Turtle Patrol - Become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests at Galveston Island State Park. Take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment. July 8th and August 12th (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. July 29th and August 19th (9am-12 noon) - Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event - Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. Take away a fishing fun pack and enter the drawing for door prizes. Equipment and bait provided or bring your own. No fishing license necessary. July 29th (10am-5pm) - On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers Pvt. Carter is continuing his march down the trail. Pvt. Carter will have a small Buffalo Soldier camp set up discussing the history and lives of these trailblazing men. There will also be an activity for all to participate in.
• July 22nd (12 noon-4pm) - Galaxy Band • July 22nd (5-9pm) - Radio Frequency • July 27th (5-9pm) - Chance Anderson • July 28th (5-9pm) - Zach Tate • July 29th (12 noon-4pm) - Zac Perry Pier features family-oriented attractions • July 29th (12 noon-4pm) - Adrian’s including rides, midway games, food ven- Circle ues, and retail shops. Tickets can be pur- Sunday Movie Nights chased at pleasurepier.com. • July 2nd (8:30pm) - “Captain America: Pleasure Pier has many scheduled Civil War” events coming up within the next few • July 9th (8:30pm) - “Beauty and the months which include: Beast” Live Music lineup: • July 16th (8:30pm) - “The Secret Life of • July 1st (1-5pm) - Bourbon Brothers Pets” Band • July 23rd (8:30pm) - “Moana” • July 1st (6-10pm) - Big Richard • July 30th (8:30pm) - “Power Rangers” • July 2nd (5-9pm) - Safety Patrol • August 6th (8:30pm) - “Finding Dory” • July 4th (5-9pm) - A Sure Thing • August 13th (8:30pm) - “Sing” • July 6th (5-9pm) - Jack Nelson Other upcoming events are: • July 7th (5-9pm) - Zach Person Trio • Every Wednesday - Thrill Ride • July 8th (1-5pm) - Notion 4 Wednesdays • July 8th (6-10pm) - Velvet Punch • Starting in July every Thursday night • July 13th (5-9pm) - David Joel Texas Country Music Series - Two step • July 14th (5-9pm) - Hybrid 7 on the Pier with Texas country bands. • July 15th (12 noon-4pm) - City Nights All events are weather permitting. For • July 15th (5-9pm) - Shadowlands more info and a full list of events go to • July 20th (5-9pm) - Danny Dillon • July 21st (5-9pm) - Yelba pleasurepier.com.
Battle on the Bay:
Island Paddle’s 5th Annual Event
Island Paddle is hosting it’s 5th annual Battle on the Bay, held Saturday, August 26th at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd. This family-friendly event will feature a 5K/10K stand up paddle race and dragon boat racing. Enjoy live music, vendors, and more. There will be opportunities for newcomers to try a stand up paddle board and dragon boat. Battle on the Bay is family-friendly and free to spectators. Island Paddle is proud to announce its new partnership with the Gulf Coast Dragon Boat Alliance and the Houston Heat. For more info go online to battleonthebaygalveston.com.
- Summer in Texas gets hot; cool off with this fun series in Galveston! Keep track of your progress throughout the summer, and have some fun. The cost is $20 per race, or save money and get swag when you register for multiple races or the whole series together. The Swim & Sprint is a 300 yard pool swim and one mile run, chip timed. The series also offers open swims, clinics, gear, and fun. The event takes place the third Saturday of each month during the summer and starts at 8am at 200 Seawolf Pkwy. For more info and to register go to ftrracemanagement.com/ summer-swim-sprint.html. August 12th - Galveston Sand Crab 5K, 10K, and Kid’s Beach Mile - Start and finish at East Beach in Apffel Park. Run entirely on sand, the Sand Crab is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful Galveston Beach at night and have a few beers and other refreshments while listening to great music with other runners on a summer night. All races are chip timed including the Kid’s Mile. The Kid’s Mile will start at 8pm. Parents are welcome to run with kids free of charge. The 5K/10K will start at 8:30pm. The 5K run is very walker friendly with a two hour cut off. The 10K is walkable but will share the two hour cut off. 10K runners must be at the 3.1 mile turnaround within one hour. Registration prices are $20-$65. This event benefits The Galveston Island Humane Society. For more info and to register go to runintexas.com/gcrab. September 17th - Captain Kids Triathlon - In its 4th year, Captain Kids Tri is a triathlon just for kids. There are two divisions: Mates (USAT age 11-14) and Mini Mates (USAT ages 6-10) with different course distances. This race is $65 and is limited to 600 participants. For more info go to captainkidstri.com. September 24th - Island Girl Tri - Island Girl Tri is a super fun multi-sport event! This race is perfect for those who want to do their first triathlon and for veteran triathletes as well. Enjoy a 200m swim in the Palm Beach lazy river at Moody Gardens, a flat 8 mile bike ride in Galveston, and a 2 mile run around Moody Gardens. For more info go to islandgirltri.com. September 30th - 5K Shrimp Scamper - Enjoy the official 5K of the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival. More details coming soon. For more info about the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival go to galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com. October 14th - 2017 Bay Area/Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. The walk will take place 8am-12 noon at Stewart Beach Park, 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info and to register go to act.alz.org. October 21st - The Toughest 10K Galveston - This run is part of The Texas Bridge Series. Run the Kemah Bridge in September, the Galveston Causeway in October, and the Fred Hartman Bridge in November to get a commemorative special medal. The race will start at 7:30am and will be chip timed. For more info and to register to go toughest10kgalveston.org. November 10th - World Class Racewalking Clinic - Do you want to learn to Racewalk, or to walk a 5K, half-marathon, or marathon faster? Join U.S. National Racewalk Team member and fifteen-time U.S. National Champion Dave McGovern for this unique racewalking event. PRegistration for this event begins at $175. This event will be held at FIT TRI RUN located at 23rd St., Galveston, active.com/galveston-tx. December 17th - Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5K - See Galveston unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and the oceanfront path. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. This is bound to be a Christmas tradition you do with your family and friends year after year. All participants receive a hat and beard. Discounted registration is open now. For more info go to santahustle.com/galveston.
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The Bucket Brigades:
Explore the Beaches for Free
In Galveston, digging in the sand isn’t just for building sand castles. Thanks to The Bucket Brigade program, sponsored by Artist Boat and the Galveston Park Board, the beach can be an exciting classroom where participants can learn about the important relationship between the coastal ecosystem and the people who visit it. Join the fun at these free Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours and explore the creatures and features that make Galveston’s coastal and marine ecosystems so special. Tours last approximately one hour and involve hands-on activities to give visitors an appreciation for Galveston’s beaches. Bucket Brigade Tours explore questions such as: “Why is the water brown?” “How is sargassum a good thing?” and “How do I connect to the ocean?” “In Galveston, the beach’s ecosystem is teeming with life,” said Artist Boat Executive Director Karla Klay. “We believe that the more the public knows about how humans are connected to the marine environment, the more likely it is they will become good stewards of it.” Bucket Brigade tours are offered WednesdaySunday throughout the summer. The 45-minute tours are held at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. Tours are offered at a variety of locations along Galveston beaches, including at Stewart Beach (Beach Patrol Tower 6) and 61st St. (Tower 61). Sign up is on location, with a maximum of 20 participants per tour. Larger groups are welcome with advanced notice. Those wishing to participate can sign up for a tour near the lifeguard station at the tour location, where you will see the Bucket Brigade Tours sign.
The Bucket Brigade, in conjunction with the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees, provides free interpretive tours to beach-goers on Galveston Island. The Bucket Brigade’s goal is to increase public understanding of the positive role of sargassum and turbid water in the marine and coastal ecosystems. Bucket Brigade will also highlight the impact everyone can have on coastal ecosystems through marine debris and pollution, and has the potential to directly impact thousands of visitors including those from far away and right here in the Galveston Bay watershed. Tours last approximately one hour and involve hands-on activities to give visitors an appreciation for Galveston’s different but not “dirty” beaches. Bucket Brigade is made possible thanks to a grant from the Texas Coastal Management Program through the Texas General Land Office. More info can be found at artistboat.org/ events/category/bucket-brigade or by calling (409)770-0722.
SeaSeaStar Base Galveston Summer Camp Star Base Galveston will host a series of Learn to Sail Camps for students 13–17 years of
age beginning July 10th. Day or Resident camp options are available. Registration is now open for Learn to Sail Summer Camp at Sea Star Base Galveston. Campers will learn to sail, receive a US Sailing Student Membership, earn Basic Keel Boat Certification, Texas Boater’s Education Certification, participate in S.T.E.M. activities, the US Sailing REACH Program, visit the Seaport Museum, and enjoy swimming and on the water activities. Summer Camp dates are July 10th-15th; July 17th-22nd; and July 24th-29th. Campers have the option to attend during the day or to lodge at Sea Star Base Galveston for the week. Tuition for Day Camp, 8am-5pm, is $485 per student and includes lunch. Resident Camp, $735 per student, includes all meals and lodging. The Base is secure and completely ADA compliant. Sea Star Base Galveston is a high adventure marine and maritime destination offering aquatic education programs that instill lifetime leadership, teamwork skills, and independence in body, mind, and spirit. The facility is available as a special events venue, groups, and members enjoy year-round benefits including sailing, kayaking, volleyball, swimming pool, Schooner Sundays, Wednesday Evening Regattas, special events, and discounts on merchandise and facility rental. Learn to Sail Summer Camp is a program of the SSBG Department of Education, a Professional Education Provider for the State of Texas registered with the Texas Education Agency. Director of Programs is Captain Margaret Candler and David Dellapenna is Assistant Director of Programs. Groups are welcome. Sea Star Base Galveston is licensed to operate by the Texas Department of State Health Services in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Youth Camp Safety and Health Act and Code. To learn more or to register for camp go to ssbgalveston.org or call (409)572-2560 ext. 1006.
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association Begins Again The Gulf Coast
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Volleyball Association (GCVA) is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA features an array of high-flying scheduled tournaments at Stewart Beach and East Beach, two of Galveston Island’s premier beach parks. Don’t miss out on the fun! You do not have to be a GCVA member to participate. Check-in at East Beach is at 8:30am with tournaments beginning promptly at 9am. For most tournaments, the first 100 players checking in at the beach will receive a free GCVA t-shirt. The entry fees are $25 per person, $50 per team. You are playing on a REAL BEACH on
the Gulf of Mexico and are subject at all times to Mother Nature. The GCVA Recorder at (832)928-4120 is updated by 5am Tournament Day, and earlier if possible. For more info and to register for any of the tournaments go to gcva.net. • July 8th - Red, White, ‘N Volleyball • July 15th – USAV Junior Beach Tour: Texas Grand Prix • July 22nd – University of Houston Cougar Beach Bash • August 13th - Hot as Hell Classic • September 3rd - GCVA Labor Day Classic • September 24th - GCVA Season Closer
Retold with an amazing objectivity, Theresa James unfolds a story of love, insanity, strength, and peace, while sharing the life she lived with her children and their father leading up to and through the tragic events that ultimately destroyed her family – but not her, nor her spirit. By Gini Rainey Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – Balboa “Healing Tears” by Theresa James Press “RightSize Weight Loss” by Dr. F. B. Willis In heart-wrenching detail, Theresa James, a U.S. Air Force veteran, recounts the details Pointing out that “today we are seeing the of her marriage to the father of her children greatest epidemic of obesity in history,” Dr. Wilthrough their eventual divorce and the evenlis has designed the “RightSize Weight Loss” protual murder of the children and suicide of her gram and has written this book to encourage peohusband. Written primarily to help her work ple to discover his secret to weight loss/fitness. through her grief following the murders, James While no huge secret, if you stop and think came away with a book that should serve as a about it, Dr. Willis offers a valuable tool to cautionary tale to anyone who is in a relationkeep in mind when you are thinking of eatship with someone who presents any kind of ing. This flexible program offers three options unstable or menacing behavior. to help obtain their RightSize physique quickly. While most authors develop characters that With the acronym PEN in your arsenal as leave their readers with a good visual image, I you approach mealtime, you can experience a came away from this book with more of a feel- change in your eating habits that can last a lifeing of the spiritual images of her children, which time. PEN stands for Portion size by eating no makes excellent sense considering the circum- more than 1-1/2 cup of food 5 to 6 times a day, stances surrounding their deaths and the memo- Energy surge, which increases your heart rate ries that Theresa still has for them. and metabolism just before you eat by elevating
Summer Reads for July
Galveston Bookshop Book Signings Galveston Book-
shop is located at 317 23rd St., Galveston. For more info on this and other events call (409)750-8200 or go to galvestonbookshop.com. Saturday, July 15th (3-5pm) - “Galveston Seawall Chronicles” by Kimber Fountain Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for local author Kimber Fountain with her history of Galveston’s Seawall, its construction, and subsequent impact on the city’s tourist trade and economy. Along Galveston’s Gulf Coast runs a seventeen-foot-high, ten-mile-long protective barrier, built in response to the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history. The seawall remains a stoic protector more than a century later, shielding the island from much more than physical destruction. As the foundation of Seawall Boulevard where motorists and beach-goers enjoy an unobstructed view of the Gulf, this structure created an entirely new tourism industry that buoyed the city’s economy through war, the Great Depression, and hurricanes. Adapting to the cultural trends and political movements that defined the past century, the seawall represents the unbreakable spirit of Galveston’s resilient population and provides a fascinating glimpse into bygone times. Kimber Fountain is the editor-in-chief and
feature writer for “Galveston Monthly” magazine and serves as chairperson of the Arts and Historic Preservation Advisory Board to the Galveston City Council. She can also be found on stage at the Island East-End Theater Company. Fountain resides in Galveston. Saturday, July 19th (2-4pm) - “In the Company of Decent Men” by Andy Horne Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for local author Andy Horne with the second book in his “Decent Men” series. “In the Company of Decent Men” begins as the retrospective of a survivor of the deadly brown water war fought in Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta. More than four decades later, in the midst of the U.S. Presidential election, the war in Vietnam and the ill-fated American Swift Boat raids of the Ca Mau peninsula are re-examined. New realities replace old perceptions but truth, once again, proves unchangeable. This political action thriller examines the length of life’s shadows cast beyond a single historical event and one generation. As in Andy Horne’s first “Decent Men” book, the characters are substantive and unique people who inspire and entertain in equal measure. Andy Horne is a native Texan, a U.S. Navy veteran of the war in Vietnam, a former federal and state prosecutor, and spent 25 years in private civil and criminal practice. Horne resides in Galveston.
your heart rate for 2-3 minutes, and Natural nutrition, which involves eating only non-processed food, thus eliminating all of the additives and chemicals that speed up digestion. Dr. Willis uses several successful weight loss stories, including his own, to encourage the reader to adopt this healthy lifestyle. Willis, a survivor of an “unsurvivable plane crash,” went through a series of 16 sequential operations to rebuild his legs. As a result, he has dedicated his life to helping others overcome their physical challenges, which includes obesity. With a readable and encouraging writing style, Dr. Willis has laid out a very doable plan for his readers to set goals and achieve them. Not to be considered a “diet” book, this book suggests an entire new way to approach a healthy lifestyle. The only problem with this book is that, like so many other self-help books, the reader needs to actually follow the guidelines, not just read them. Recognizing that, Dr. Willis encourages involvement of friends and family and also provides consultations through his website for additional support and accountability. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – Evergreen Press
Book Signings for “Guidebook to Angel Talk” and “Angel Talk” by Cathy Catching
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 12 noon5pm “Guidebook to Angel Talk” is a remarkably detailed handbook on how to communicate with angels and other divine beings. Learn the basics about angels, how they interact with us, and how to unlock your own divine connection. Discover how angelic communication can create a happiness and positivity that will radiate from your very soul. “Guidebook to Angel Talk” also offers readers a glimpse into the life of a clairaudient as the author relays some of her own personal stories of angelic interaction. As she shares these stories, you may very well be able to see the divine synchronicity in your own life. “Angel Talk” is a fascinating true story about one woman’s astonishing interactions with heavenly beings and her extraordinary recovery from an incurable and debilitating disorder. In addition to her own miracle, the author also shares how several other family members have been divinely touched and experienced their own mysterious healings. “Angel Talk” conveys more than just a personal story of healing; it is packed full of valuable life lessons and heavenly messages that are intricately woven within the text. Cathy Catching also does angel readings and teaches angelic communication. Come out for a Book Signing by Saralyn Richard Both books can be purchased and signed at come meet Nana at Strand Gallery, 2418 Strand St., Mysticatz, 2021 Strand #1, Galveston or online July 29th at 2pm. at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more info Bring your children, grandchildren, and neighbors for call (409)740-1565, go to cathycatching.com, or facebook.com/ccatching. a fun afternoon of cookies and lemonade.
Rosenberg Library Summer 2017 Events
Rosenberg Library is located Downtown at 2310 Sealy St., Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854 ext. 135 or go to rosenberglibrary.org. All events are free. Events July 5th (10-10:30am) - Explorer’s Storytime Adventure awaits you in this Explorer’s Storytime! July 8th (2:30-3:30) - Puppet Pizzazz - Greg Ruhe from Puppet Pizzazz presents this familyfriendly puppet show. First graders and up (with parent’s help) may sign up for a Shadow Puppet Workshop following the show at 3:30pm. Registration is required for the workshop at Rosenberg-Library.org events calendar. July 11th-12th (Tuesday, 7-7:30pm; Wednesday, 10-10:30pm) - Move & Groove Storytime Storytime isn’t always a “sit down” activity. Get ready to dance, stretch, move and groove in this energetic storytime. July 13th (11am-12 noon) - Wild Things Zoofari - Wild animals in the library? Check out exotic animals and learn about cool creatures from around the world with Wild Things Zoofari. July 18th (7-7:30pm) - Things with Wings Storytime - Get ready to buzz about and celebrate things with wings. July 19th (2:30-3:15pm) - Arts Alive presents Butterfly Bonanza - Arts Alive brings this energetic and engaging program celebrating butterflies to Rosenberg Library. July 21st (3-4pm) - Hampstead Stage Company presents “Pinocchio” - Enjoy the classic tale performed by the Hampstead Stage Company of New Hampshire in this live action performance. July 24th (10-11am) - Story Fair: Be a Friend: Anti-Bullying Black Light Shadow Puppet Show - Free fun restricted to summer groups. July 25th (9:30-10am) - Baby & Me Yoga Melody Van Kay leads this Baby & Me yoga class for caregivers and newborns up to 9 months old (pre-walkers). July 25th (7-7:30pm) - Starry Storytime Explore stories about the stars and space in this stellar storytime. Every Thursday through July 27th (6-7pm) Paws to Read – Read a story aloud to Oliver – a favorite book-loving therapy dog. Every Monday through August 7th (11am-12 noon) - Paws to Read – Practice your reading skills with therapy dog, Cory. Every Monday through August 21st (5-7pm) Chess Night - Enjoy a game of chess. Every Thursday through August 31st (3:454:15pm) - Kidz Pacz are distributed at no charge to hungry children between the ages of 3-18 in the Wortham Auditorium. To learn more go to galvestoncountyfoodbank.org or contact (409)945-4232.
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year’s photographers and their photos, are available at twelvepeople.org. Armed with the same film camera, an Olympus Trip 35, and the choice of black and white or color film, this year’s participants will select one photo for gallery display leading up to the sale of their photo on July 15th at 6pm in Edna’s Room of The Grand 1894 Opera House. “TWELVE’s mission is to use photography as a means to elicit conversations and connections about the community we all live in together, but sometimes see differently,” explains Shannon Guillot-Wright, TWELVE co-founder. “During an era of greater and greater polarization, we bring diverse viewpoints and opinions together instead of seeing them as dividing lines. This year’s event will showcase these various perspectives and highlight our common humanity by focusing on what is under the surface.” A project created in 2011 by Will Wright and Shannon Guillot-Wright, photography is used to highlight the diversity of people, scenSince 2011, the TWELVE project has given ery, and architecture in cities, as well as diverse individuals the opportunity to capture their viewpoints on life. Proceeds from the sale of unique viewpoints of Galveston Island through photos go to organizations in Galveston who the art of photography. This year, TWELVE bring the arts and humanities to youth and returns by having participants photograph the young adults. hidden side of Galveston that might otherwise TWELVE is a nonprofit initiative fiscally go unseen. sponsored by ARTSPIRE, a Program of New 2017 participants are: Anna Bassett, Amy York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The proBly, Brax Easterwood, Mark Garza, Emma Hick- gram is one of the oldest, largest, most prestison, Laura Hughes, Jeff Modzelewski, Karen gious, and artist friendly in the county. Parsons, Charlotte Pines, Ian Ramirez, Roshawn For more info on TWELVE go to twelveAlexander, and Tom Schwenk. More info on people.org or contact Will Wright at (806)2360715 or firstname.lastname@example.org. each of these participants, as well as previous
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Texas Association of Original Doll Artists Presents “Galveston, Oh Galveston”
Fourteen artist members of Texas Association of Original Doll Artists (TAODA) have joined forces to present “Galveston, Oh Galveston,” an exhibit of handmade, one-of-a-kind figures, also called art dolls, with a theme designed to highlight historical sites, tourist attractions, and annual events on the Island. The exhibit is on display at Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., June 29th-July 30th. The Gallery is open from 12 noon-6pm, Thursday-Sunday. The dolls in the show are available for purchase. Artist members of TAODA work in various media including polymer clay, air-drying clays, fabrics, and fibers to create these unique artworks. From whimsical to wicked, pirate, beach bather, or alien swimmer, each piece in the “Galveston, Oh Galveston” exhibit highlights a current or historical Galveston location or event. The exhibit includes works inspired by the Hotel Galvez, East End Lagoon, The Strand, Tall Ship Elissa, Pier 21, and other sites and events familiar to Galveston residents and visitors. For more info go to galvestonartleague.com.
A Celebration of Art:
GAC presents New Exhibitions
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Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two exhibitions in conjunction with PrintHouston opening Saturday, July 15th, 6-9pm with artist talks beginning at 6:30pm. In the 1st floor gallery, Abhidnya Ghuge transforms wood-block printed paper plates into an immersive installation for the exhibition “Changing Perspectives.” In the 2nd floor 1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries, “Collective Pulse” includes a selection of work by members of Burning Bones Press, a printmaking studio in the Houston Heights. These exhibitions will remain on view through July 9th. Changing Perspective Abhidnya Ghuge transforms disposable paper plates into immersive installations using wood-block printed patterns inspired by Indian henna designs, the microscopic and macroscopic world, and the current cultural landscape of America. Ghuge’s exhibition, “Changing Perspective,” celebrates these patterns and organic forms, while calling attention to the ephemeral nature of human experience. Born in India and a dermatologist by previous profession, Abhidnya Ghuge is a multidisciplinary installation artist. Currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Tyler, her work can be found in collections throughout India and the United Kingdom. Burning Bones Press Burning Bones Press is a printmaking studio in the Houston Heights, founded by Carlos Hernandez and Pat Masterson in 2011. The studio is a center of collaboration for artists working
in a variety of print media, including etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, screen prints and monoprints. The exhibition, “Collective Pulse,” features a selection of prints by studio members, co-organized by Keelin Burrows, Curator for The Printing Museum, Houston, and Dennis Nance, Curator for Galveston Arts Center. Burning Bones Press is a printmaking studio which collaborates with artists to produce editions of original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, screenprints, and monoprints. The studio also does contract, collaborative printing for other publishers, dealers, artists, and institutions, and is available on a limited basis for open-shop work by experienced artists. In addition, Burning Bones Press offers classes for the general public in screen printing, lithography, relief, monoprints and more. More Information 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. GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map, can be downloaded at galvestonartscenter.org.
Events Affaire d’Art (2227 Postoffice St., Suite B, (409)7890079, affairedart.com) The Big Arse Art Show will be on display for the July ArtWalk, July 15th. This will feature large scale art of 2D media that are at least 40 inches in any one direction. Arts on Mechanic (2309 Mechanic St., (409)392-0851) Located just across the street from The Tremont House, Arts on Mechanic showcases a variety of works from local, regional, and nationally known artists. ArtWalk ArtWalk will be held throughout town, ranging in time from 4-10pm. This event is mostly held 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, nonprofit 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. All events are free, and there are several Preview Parties on Friday evenings at the galleries. Various artworks will be for sale. 2017 dates are July 15th, August 26th, October 14th, and November 25th. Beta Gallery (2328 Strand, Ste. 206, (409)370-3707, galveston.com/beta-gallery) Beta Gallery has temporarily moved to the Old Galveston Square building at 2217 Strand while the usual location is under construction. The gallery can be found in the promenade behind Admiralty, entrance from The Strand is between Admiralty and Santa Fe Trails. Call Mary at (409)370.3707 for further assistance. Beta Gallery features fine art by Mary K. Farragher, Chalda Maloff, Jussi Tinnemyer, Jan Arthur Harrell, Ed Drozdik, and Jeffery Piper. From the HeART Gallery (511 23rd St., (409)3003009, fromtheheart.gallery) The current juried Art Show is “Tiny Things.” Think small; think tiny; think
miniature. This is art that fits inside one square foot. Children’s Art Classes are held every Friday 3-5pm and 5-7pm and Saturday 3-5pm. These classes are for ages 6-14; $20 per class, all art supplies snacks and drinks included. Acoustic Jam and Vegan Potluck Dinner is held every first Thursday of the month. Mommy & Me Sensory Art Class is held every first Sunday of the month (next class is August 3rd, 3-5pm); the cost is $20 per class, all art supplies, snacks, and drinks included. G. Lee Gallery (2215 Postoffice St., (409)370-7350, gleegallery.net) Voted People’s Choice and Honorable Mention recipient at G. Lee Gallery’s SWAN Day art contest, G. Lee Gallery is pleased to welcome young, emerging artist Elena Hernandez for her first one person show. Her artistic influences range from Frida Kahlo’s naïve folk art to H.R. Giger’s stylistic biomechanical art merging man and machine. Hernandez’s first show “Portrait Art” combines her emotionally engaging portraits with a female monster series. Hernandez believes “all women feel imperfection, but these women wear their imperfections proudly.” Hernandez’s art seems most perfect. G. Lee Gallery will also be showing resident artist George Douglas Lee’s stylish and prolific acrylics and mixed media, Galvestonian artist and jeweler, Georgia Stathakos Leisey, oils by Bob Guicheret, and art jewelry by Annette Kinslow and Heather Schiappa. Galveston Arts Center (2127 Strand St., (409)763-2403, galvestonartscenter.org) Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two exhibitions in conjunction with PrintHouston opening Saturday, July 15th 6-9pm with artist talks beginning at 6:30pm. In the 1st floor gallery, Abhidnya Ghuge transforms wood-block printed paper plates into an immersive installation for the exhibition “Changing Perspectives.” In the 2nd floor 1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries, “Collective Pulse” includes a selection
of work by members of Burning Bones Press, a printmaking studio in the Houston Heights. These exhibitions will remain on view through July 9th. Galveston Art League (2117A Postoffice St., (409)6211008, galvestonartleague.com) “Galveston, Oh Galveston” art dolls will be exhibit through July 31st. Each doll will be accompanied by a “Story Card” placing that doll in a current or historical Galveston location or events such as The Strand, Stewart Beach, Balinese Room, Mardi Gras, and more. Some dolls are whimsical and some are wicked. Every doll is handmade and one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Dolls will be for sale. Galveston Artist Residency (2521 Ships Mechanic Row, (409)974-4446, galvestonartistresidency.org) The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 Residency Year. They will be awarding three residency grants for the time period of September 1st, 2017 through August 1st, 2018. Residencies are for the full 11 months. GAR is a fully funded residency. Artists in residence will receive a studio, an apartment, a monthly stipend of $1,000 per month, and a bicycle. The residency is intended as a gift of time for the development of your practice. We are looking for visual artists that are at a point in their life where they need to focus on their work and will benefit from a period of intense studio time. For questions, call (409)974-4446 or email email@example.com. For more info go to galvestonartistresidency.org. MiArt (1327 Market St., (409)692-7833, galveston. com/miartgallery) MiArt is merely a few steps away from the houses that gallery owner Michele Grindberg colorfully paints and the whimsical clay creations of Mary Ann Hasty. The gallery also features a wide selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry handcrafted by several local artisans and the chance to indulge in 100% natural, handmade soaps. The Proletariat Gallery (2221 Market St., (409)3569092, proletariatgallery.com) The Proletariat Gallery and Public House is a collaborative exhibition space and local hangout dedicated to enhancing the arts in Galveston.
For ArtWalk, The Proletariat Gallery will feature Houston artist Nicole Gavin. Painting in several styles including Surrealism, Fauvism, Figurative, and Pop Art, using bright colors and bold brush strokes give her art a unique symbolic vocabulary that visually translates a range of emotions rather than describing a scene. Q2 Gallery (2209 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, (409)256-0762) Joey Quiroga is known for his energy as well as his photography. He has now added original paintings to his line, as well as pillows, coasters, and pens with his photography beautifully printed. Rose West also exhibits at Q2, you’ll love her small paintings of Joey’s photographs. Her usual high style and attention to detail prevails. She will be at Q2 for the July 15th ArtWalk. René Wiley Gallery (2128 Postoffice St., (409)7509077, renewileyart.com) The René Wiley Gallery has an exhibition filled with Wiley’s bright bird paintings, featuring Gulf Coast species against abstract color patterns. Recent works also include landscapes of beach umbrellas and chairs under the island sun and rooftop views of Galveston Island, as well as mixed media landscapes by daughter, Rachel Wiley-Janota. Beautiful new tree sculptures from James Phillips and intricate wooden bowls by Dale Hooks, as well as new hand-dyed fabric mosaics by Brenda Bunten-Schloesser and colorful glass sculptures by Bill Meek will also be featured. The Strand Gallery (2418 Strand St., (409)220-1777) Strand Gallery is constantly changing; stop in often, and check it out. Joey Quiroga has expanded his creativity from photography to now include abstract paintings on exhibit. Starting in July Joey will display “The Alley Cats of Galveston.” New cats will appear each month! Also on exhibit will be Rose West, resident gallery artist who has ventured into coastal scenes of birds and beaches; Caitlyn Toney, resident glass jewelry maker; and Victoria Harris Tebo, resident gallery artist who not only has her nature photography available, but also her Island Blends Creations: grapefruit, lemongrass, and lavender sugar scrubs and body balms.
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Music Will Lee Cheek:
A New Sound in Town
Written and Photographed by Sharis Roe DeJaynes There’s a new sound in town, and his name is Will Lee Cheek. On Saturdays, between the hours of 12 noon and 3pm at Oasis Juice Bar at Market on 25th St., you’ll find Will with a mic and an acoustic-electric guitar, playing a different sound. I was thrilled to hear more than three chords emanating from his unique Alvarez acoustic-electric guitar and a very pleasant, clean, and clear voice. Will and I sat down over a smoothie after he finished his set, and he filled me in on all things “Will Lee Cheek.” Island Guide: Take us back in time, and tell us about you and your history with music. Will: I grew up in Houston, Texas. I started playing guitar when I was 6 years old, on a cherry red Epiphone Dot Archtop hollow body. At that young age, I put a band together with three kids of the owners of what was the Houston Flea Market that lived down the street. In 6th grade, I formed another band with my longtime friend, Randy Wheless. We played sock hops and parties and even had a guy building custom crossovers and speakers for us, one of which caught fire at a gig! Randy was also my roommate in the same fraternity in college at UT. “Not Really” was our band name in our college days in Austin. We had regular gigs on 6th St., and people would always ask us if we were a real band to which we’d answer, “Not Really.” The name just stuck for some reason. Austin was much nicer back then when Stevie Ray Vaughn was newly discovered, and Eric Johnson had been playing there for years. I graduated University of Texas with a Radio, TV, and Film degree in Communication. My senior year, I worked at Music Lane Recording Studio, underneath the old Texas Opry House, where Willie Nelson later recorded. It used to be the food locker under the old Austin Country Club. Eric Johnson could be heard there as well, practicing in a room down the hall. In addition to working at the studio, for my credit hours at UT, I had the opportunity to record some there as well. I came back to Houston after the big crash of the late 1980’s, and I built houses for a long time. I’m now semi-retired. I have a rosewood Martin I play every day and use to compose my music; it’s an Eric Johnson autographed cutaway with colored
Upcoming at The Grand:
Get Your Tickets Before They Sell Out!
The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)8211894, or go to thegrand.com. Ronnie Milsap Farewell Tour Saturday and Sunday, September 16th-17th (Saturday, 8pm and Sunday, 3pm) With 40 #1 hits, 6 Grammy awards, and a dozen CMA awards including Entertainer of the Year and four turns at Male Vocalist of the Year, Ronnie Milsap is a true legend. Not only has Ronnie Milsap been a consistent chart topper and true icon in the industry, he is known for his highly entertaining live show. Ronnie’s humor is on display with fun stories from his time in the business, as well as a diverse mix of hits that showcase his amazing musical talent. Ronnie’s connection to his audience is unrivaled. A Ronnie Milsap show is a true event! Don’t miss your final opportunity to see this amazing performer. The Beach Boys Sunday, October 15th (7pm) Conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. They’ve created a torrent of hit singles and sold tens of millions of albums. But of greater significance, they changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in their debt. Don’t miss an amazing evening of “Good Vibrations” at The Grand! Tickets start at $30. Jerry Jeff Walker Saturday, December 16th (8pm) One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors returns to The Grand for his annual holiday season concert. Get set for a memorable evening, filled with heart-tugging 20 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
stone and mother of pearl inlays depicting the nine planets. That guitar just ‘resonates’ and sort of writes music by itself. I just love it. I’m 99% self-taught, though I had a few lessons along the way. I can read music, but mostly play by ear and can play along with anyone. I like to write more complex, jazz based songs with invented dissonant 9th and 11th chords, although I’ll even throw in a polka when inspired. I typically write in pieces, with musical ideas logged at different times. I’ll record snippets on my phone as the inspiration comes, save them, then piece together things until the music fits. Music first, lyrics later. I also sometimes write in different time signatures, such as 7/4 and 9/4. Island Guide: When did you come to Galveston? Will: I moved to Galveston at the end of 2014, so two and a half years ago. My wife and I live in a 106-year-old house on the east end. I simply love Galveston; the buildings and the architecture. I’m a history buff, so it just makes sense to live here. I used to teach history at Crossroads school for autistic children in Houston and also taught math to kids who were struggling at Fort Bend ISD. I’ve taught everything, but really loved teaching history. My kids love Jean Lafitte and pirate stories. Island Guide: Tell us about your electric band? Will: The Rafters started in 2005 and have three albums to date. We are an ongoing musical experiment to meld different styles of music, such as Southern rock, Blues, Jazz, and improvisational jamming, while in a unified format that promotes self-expression and spontaneous creation. The music The Rafters make is all about the creative process and providing a musical landscape that people can dance, smile, laugh, and heal with…sometimes out front and sometimes behind the scenes. It’s such a blast. The Rafters have been seen and heard multiple times at Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar and Last Concert Café in Houston, and we look forward to more. Island Guide: Tell us about your acoustic band? Will: I formed Billy and the Regulators, to work on songs that just didn’t fit in with The Rafters’ sound. My buddy Randy is also playing electric guitar in this band. I typically play my Alvarez FCF7103 Fusion Chambered Folk Acoustic-Electric, which has one of the best ‘plugged in’ acoustic guitar sounds I’ve ever heard. We also have a great bass player, Drew Hevle, who alternates between fretted and fretless bass guitars. This band plays mostly country, traditional folk, and esoteric originals. Prior to recording, I had just taken a trip to Santa Fe and found myself enamored with the Billy the Kid legend, so I wrote a couple of new songs about him. Hence, we released a CD in 2013 entitled “Ballad of Billy Bonney.” Notice the CD cover: a Stratocaster instead of a rifle! We recorded the CD in Houston and the cover art background is from a 1900’s era glued-down wallpaper we discovered behind the newer sheetrock in a Heights house I was renovating at the time. It was the perfect backdrop for the CD cover. We have a radio show coming up on Saturday afternoon, July 22nd with Sandy Weinmann and the Deadbeat show. Tune in to KPFT 90.1 FM at 5pm. Island Guide: Who are your greatest musical influences? Will: My music influences range widely from Neil Young to
ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun. Tickets start at $35. “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” Saturday, January 13th, 2018 (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. The Oak Ridge Boys Saturday, January 20th, 2018 (7:30pm); and Sunday, January 21st, 2018 (3pm) Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concert featuring unparalleled fourpart 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. Blood Sweat & Tears - 50th Anniversary Tour Saturday, May 12th, 2018 (8pm) Combine the sophistication and musical skill of jazz with the energy and universal appeal of rock vocal music. Then add spontaneously improvised jazz solos and horn arrangements... and you will have BS&T – one of the top touring attractions of the past five decades. Celebrate an amazing performance with “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die,” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “God Bless the Child,” and much more. Tickets start at $30.
Trey Anastasio, to bizarre Zappa and Miles Davis, and even Yes. The list could go on and on, but I always seem to come back home to Garcia and Grateful Dead as a reference point. I’ve always been amazed by their ability to create on the spot, take risks, make mistakes, and attack the unknown without a net. Island Guide: Where can we find your recordings? Will: You can find The Rafters music on CDBaby at cdbaby.com/cd/rafters. A signed copy of the “Ballad of Billy Bonney” CD can be picked up at any of my gigs. For videos go to YouTube at youtube.com/user/fenderscream. Also, search for Will Lee Cheek to find my YouTube personal channel. Island Guide: What are your future plans? Will: I plan on doing a solo album, with new originals and some more traditional covers. You can look forward to a recording of “Island Time,” a new original single about Galveston, coming soon. Island Guide: What else would you like people to know about you and your music? Will: I love all musicians, and I’m fascinated by the singularity of each one. We all bring different things to the table. I personally try to stay away from standard chords, except where necessary. I like to invent my own voicings, adding dissonance. I can’t help it, I create like that. Island Guide: When and where can we find you playing? Will: Please come to our Billy and the Regulators show, July 29th at Old Quarter Acoustic Café at 8:30pm. I frequent Open Mic Nights at Old Quarter as well, Wednesday or Thursday nights at 7pm. I also attend the acoustic jam on the first Thursday evening of every month at 7pm, at From the Heart Gallery (511 23rd Street.) Saturdays, you’ll find me at Oasis Juice Bar & Market (409 25th St.) from 12 noon-3pm. Please come find me. I love to meet people and other musicians. You can find the creative and technically on-point Will, Billy and the Regulators, and The Rafters on Facebook. For bookings, call (713)409-5409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: A Hot Summer Lineup
Old Quarter Acoustic is a musical 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. Upcoming shows include: July 6th (8:30pm-12 midnight) - Grace Pettis - Grace Pettis, from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, has songwriting in her blood. The daughter of a poetry scholar and a troubadour, Grace comes by her love of words honestly. Her father, Pierce Pettis, is a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer who penned the Garth Brooks hit “You Move Me.” Both Grace’s brothers Rayvon and George (100 Watt Horse) are songwriters and musicians. In her short career, Grace has already lived up to her birthright, winning numerous songwriting awards (Kerrville New Folk Contest; NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, etc.) and garnering praise from critics, fans, and industry alike. What sets her apart in her talented family is her distinct, unaffected voice, described as a “wide open prairie, full of waving golden grains before menacing, dark thunder clouds.” (Sirius XM Program Director, Mary Sue Twohy) Upcoming Shows • July 1st (8:30pm) - Bowden Early Experience with Lisa Lyric opening • July 6th (8:30pm) - Grace Pettis
• July 7th (8:30pm) - Dollie Barnes with V. Echo opening • July 8th (9:30pm) - Seth Walker with Audra Rodgers opening • July 11th (8:30pm) - Carson McHone with Caleb Boles opening • July 14th (8:30pm) - Jesse Dayton • July 15th (8:30pm) - Guy Forsyth • July 21st (8:30pm) - Scott H. Biram • July 22nd (8:30pm) - Julia Lucille with Adam Bricks and Catherine Stroud opening • July 28th (8:30pm) - Two Tons of Steel • July 29th (8:30pm) - Billy and the Regulators • August 1st (8:30pm) - Outer Spaces with El Lago opening • August 4th (8:30pm) - Adam Carroll & Chris Carroll • August 5th (8:30pm) - Los Dientes (Matt Mejia) • August 25th (8:30pm) - Jamie Lin Wilson with opener Gabe Wootton • September 1st (8:30pm) - Brandon Rhyder with Smith & Turner opening • September 16th (8:30pm) - QandA • September 22nd (8:30pm) - Trout Fishing in America with Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds opening • September 29th (8:30pm) - Larry Joe Taylor with Charlie Harrison opening • October 7th (8:30pm) - Susan Gibson with Abe Partridge opening
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Family Fun at Saengerfest Park With
the beautiful weather and longer days, families are spending more and more time outdoors. Saengerfest Park, located in the heart of Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find affordable fun for the season. Saengerfest Park is a small square park located on the corner of 23rd St. and The Strand in Galveston’s Historic Strand District. Saengerfest Park is known for having a large, playable chess set, a large compass that
can be used as a seat, wooden benches, an oldfashioned London-style phone booth, and a stage used for movie and music nights throughout the year.
Music Nite on the Strand
Music Nite on the Strand features various artists the second Saturday of every month. The event is 6-9pm and free to the public. Upcoming artists are: • June 10th: Blaggards (Irish Rock) • July 8th: Jason James (Country) • August 12th: Campfire Soul with Zach Person (Blues/R&B) • September 9th: The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute Band) • October 14th: Harbors over Highways For more info and a full list of events go to facebook.com/saengerfestpark.
July 8th (9pm-1am) - Mojo Faction at Patrick’s Bar - Always a great show; never a dull moment! Concerts & More Music Events July 1st (6-9pm) - “Bri Bagwell” Live on Stewart Patrick’s Bar is located 2411 Strand, Downtown
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Beach Galveston - Boots ‘n Eats on the Beach presents the award-winning country musician, Bri Bagwell. Grab some quality eats from some of the top food trucks. July 1st (7-10pm) Jacob Stiefel Music - On the heels of his 3rd release, “The Memphis Sessions,” Jacob Stiefel (Stee-full) is building steam, and isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. He specializes in Americana, rock and roll, and alternative country. Check out his music at MOD Coffee house, 2126 Postoffice St. July 1st (8pm-12 midnight) - Ruiners, EVAK, Kink Shame - Said of Ruiners: “Taking a tip from the Dischord catalog, this four-piece blends postpunk and early emo, appealing to fans of Rites of Spring, Protomartyr, and Solids. With their unabashed punk spirit and incredible live performances, Ruiners have established themselves as a leading band in the Houston DIY scene. EVAK is a local doom hop legend, Flynn Donovan, and Kink Shame is a punk, hardcore band featuring Sara Sims and Blaine Lunz. See them all at the VFW: Raymond C. Paul Post 880 located at 1014 24th St. and Avenue K. Admission is $8 and patrons must be 18 years or older. July 8th - The Roy Orbison Experience: A Tribute to Legendary Singer - From his dark shades to his crooning baritone voice, few artists are as instantly recognizable as rock ‘n’ roll trailblazer Roy Orbison. In The Roy Orbison Experience, Chris Trimboli embodies the musical icon to deliver a journey through the singer’s earliest Sun Records days in the 1950’s to his late-career resurgence as a member of the 1980’s supergroup Traveling Wilburys. Trimboli captures Orbison’s incredible range, from his soulful vibrato to his soaring falsetto on timeless favorites like “Crying,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Only the Lonely” and many more. Enjoy this tribute concert at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, 1 Hope Blvd. Tickets are $30-$40. July 8th (4-6pm) - “The Derailers” Live on East Beach - In a career that has given rise to more than a decade’s worth of fine-tuned, highly anticipated, and wonderfully received music, the Derailers continue to build the relationship between song, listener, and dance floor. Enjoy listening to them live on East Beach.
Galveston. July 15th (9pm-12 midnight) - Dustin Burt Music at Float Bar - Dustin Burt is a singer songwriter for Dustin Burt Music and contributes as lead electric, acoustic, rhythm electric, keys, and lead vocals. July 15th (5-8pm) - Don Vickers Music at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center - With many exciting things in the works, including a new album being recorded at Stormy Cooper Media, Don Vickers is geared up and ready to go. So get ready because this local Houston boy is “taking his music places it’s never been before!” July 29th - Jim Pharis Live - Enjoy listening to Jim Pharis live at MOD Coffee & Tea House, 2126 Postoffice St. First Thursday of every month (7-10pm) - Open Acoustic Jam - An acoustic jam session with several of the top local Island musicians, collaborating among artwork from local artisans. This is a free event to bring an instrument or just take it all in. This event is located at From the HeART Gallery, 511 23rd St. For more info find From the HeART Gallery on Facebook. Every Friday and Saturday (6-10pm) - The Tremont House Jazz Series Enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013, and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. The Tremont House is located at 2300 Mechanic St., Downtown Galveston. Every Friday and Saturday (5-10pm) - Jazz Duo Reg and Cary - Listen to the sweet sounds of jazz at the Galvez Bar & Grill, 2024 Seawall Blvd., where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. For more info call (409)765-7721 or go to hotelgalvez.com. Every Friday and Saturday (6-10pm) - Bands on the Sand - Enjoy this summer concert series featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country, and blues. The cost is $15 for admission, and each show concludes with a firework display over Offats Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids. For more info go to moodygardens.com.
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B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, 6-9 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Thursday, July 6th Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 B Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Tuesday, July 11th Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter – Carson McHone, 7-10 Pleasure Pier – Jack Nelson, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sealy Pavilion – Galveston Beach Band, 8-1 7-9 Silver Spot Saloon – Zack Perry, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Wednesday, July 12th Friday, July 7th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolen- The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 tino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 B Jiggers – A Sure Thing, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 8-12 Float – Dem, 8-12 Galveston Island Brewing – Jaredd Reed, Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 5-8 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Paper Sparrow, 7-9 Thursday, July 13th Moody Gardens – The Slags, 6-10 B Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Nick’s Pool Bar – Blues Grooves, 7-10 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Old Quarter – Grace Pettis, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Pleasure Pier – Zach Person Trio, 5-9 Pleasure Pier – David Joel, 5-9 Rum Shack – Live Music, 9-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Silver Spot Saloon – Zack Perry, 7-11 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Jewford, 8-11 Woody’s – Matt Mejia, 3-7 Stuttgarden – Shaun Michael, 7-11 Friday, July 14th Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo TolenWest End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 tino, 7-11 Yaga’s – Saltwater Rejects, 10-1 B Jiggers – LN & The Crush, 9-1 Saturday, July 8th Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolen- Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, tino, 6-9 8-12 B Jiggers – The Fuse, 9-1 Float – 3 Man Jam, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Soulfiya, 5-7 East Beach – The Derailers, 4-6:30 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Float – MOJO, 9-1 Mod – Matt Minigell, 7-9 Galveston Island Brewing – Dem, 3-6 Moody Gardens – Yelba, 6-10 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Nick’s Pool Bar – Poison, 7-10 Marina Bar & Grill – Jaredd Reed, 1-4 Old Quarter – Jesse Dayton, 9-1 Mod – Jim Presley, 7-9 Pleasure Pier – Hybrid 7, 5-9 Moody Gardens – Kaos, 6-10 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Nick’s Pool Bar – Level One Band, 7-10 Rum Shack – Live Music, 9-1 Old Quarter – Seth Walker, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Patrick’s Bar – Mojo Faction, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Pleasure Pier – Velvet Punch, 6-10 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Jewford, 8-11 Rum Shack – Flashpoint, 9-1 Stuttgarden – Michael Brim, 7-11 Saengerfest Park – Jason James, 6-9 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Silver Spot Saloon – Hellcats, 9-1 Yaga’s – Vegas Cafe, 10-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Saturday, July 15th Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Albatross – Los Mighty Hooks, 3-6 Jewford, 8-11 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo TolenStuttgarden – Jeremy Kilgore, 7-11 tino, 6-9 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 B Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Woody’s – Aaron Stephens Band, 3-6 Float – DJ, 9-1 Yaga’s – The Heights Funk Collective, Galveston Island Brewing – Grifters & 10-1 Shills, 2-5 Sunday, July 9th Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Albatross – James Sturlock, 3-6 Mod – Brightwire, 7-9 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Moody Gardens – Don Vickers, 6-10 Float – DJ, 9-1 Nick’s Pool Bar – Soulshine, 7-10 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market – Audra Old Quarter – Guy Forsyth, 9-1 Rodgers, 8am Pleasure Pier – City Nights Band, 12-4, The Grand – Ezra Charles, 3pm Shadowlands, 5-9 Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Rum Shack – The Spotlights, 9-1 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Nonno Tony’s – Danny Kristensen, 4-7 Silver Spot Saloon – Zach Tate Band, 9-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 C., 8-1 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Jewford, 8-11 Woody’s – Harbors Over Highways, 3-7 Stuttgarden – Curtis King, 7-11 Monday, July 10th Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolen- West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 tino, 7-11 Woody’s – Charlie & The Regrets, 3-7
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Yaga’s – Bare Necessity, 10-1 Sunday, July 16th Albatross – David Richardson, 3-6 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market – Tommy Lewis, 8am Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Rum Shack – After Party, 3-6 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Woody’s – The New Offenders, 3-7 Monday, July 17th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, 6-9 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, July 18th B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sealy Pavilion – Galveston Beach Band, 7-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Wednesday, July 19th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Thursday, July 20th B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Pleasure Pier – Danny Dillon, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 Silver Spot Saloon – Zack Perry, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Friday, July 21st The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Kickin It Dixie, 5-8 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Jim Kachelmeyer, 7-9 Moody Gardens – Sun Dog Weaver, 6-10 Nick’s Pool Bar – The Rikkis, 7-10 Old Quarter – Scott Biram, 9-1 Pleasure Pier – Yelba, 5-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Live Music, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Jewford, 8-11 Stuttgarden – Jaredd Reed, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – Hip Hip Hooray, 10-1 Saturday, July 22nd The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B Jiggers – Hybrid 7, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – The Relics, 8-12 Galveston Island Brewing – DeAnna Wendolyn, 3-7 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Lyda Plummer, 7-9
Moody Gardens – Big E & The Lowdown, Jewford, 8-11 6-10 Stuttgarden – Jeremy Kilgore, 7-11 Nick’s Pool Bar – Fred Rusk, 7-10 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Old Quarter – Julia Lucille, Adam Bricks, West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Catherine Stroud, 9-1 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 Pleasure Pier – Galaxy Band, 12-4, Radio Saturday, July 29th Frequency, 5-9 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo TolenPoop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 tino, 6-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 B Jiggers – Angel Garcia Band, 9-1 Rum Shack – Live Music, 9-1 Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Bliss Bubba’s On The Strand – Mojo Faction, Silver Spot Saloon – Mark May, 9-1 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 – Kingbaby, 9-1 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Float Galveston Island Brewing – David RichJewford, 8-11 ardson, 3-6 Stuttgarden – Michael Brim, 7-11 The Grand – Riders In The Sky, 8pm Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, Mod – Jim Pharis, 7-9 7-11 Moody Gardens – Hattrick, 6-10 Woody’s – Copper Chief, 3-7 Nick’s Pool Bar – Angel Garcia, 7-10 Yaga’s – Knownaschase, 10-1 Old Quarter – Billy & The Regulators, 9-1 Sunday, July 23rd Pleasure Pier – Zac Perry, 12-4, Adrians Albatross – Jaredd Reed, 3-6 Circle, 5-9 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 9-1 Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Float – Salty Souls, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Rum Shack – Bristol Fashion, 9-1 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 9-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 C., 8-1 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Silver Spot Saloon – Bert Wills, 4-7 Jewford, 8-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Stuttgarden – Jared Reed, 7-11 Woody’s – Lime Traders, 3-7 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Monday, July 24th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolen- Woody’s – Jo Hell, 3-7 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 tino, 7-10 Sunday, July 30th B Jiggers – Karaoke, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Galveston’s Own Farmers Market – Robert Guys, 6-9 Kuhn, 8am Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Tuesday, July 25th Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 C., 8-1 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Sealy Pavilion – Galveston Beach Band, Woody’s – Philip Griffin, 3-7 7-9 Monday, July 31st Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo TolenWednesday, July 26th tino, 7-10 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo TolenB Jiggers – Karaoke, 9-1 tino, 7-11 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Guys, 6-9 Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Thursday, July 27th Tuesday, August 1st B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 Sealy Pavilion – Galveston Beach Band, Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 7-9 Pleasure Pier – Chance Anderson, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 8-1 Wednesday, August 2ns Silver Spot Saloon – Zack Perry, 7-11 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo TolenSound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 tino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Friday, July 28th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolen- Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 tino, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 B Jiggers – Rapture, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Thursday, August 3rd Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 8-12 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – Live Music, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Geoff Fish, 4-7 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, Mod – Joel Premo, 7-9 8-1 Moody Gardens – The Line Up, 6-10 Silver Spot Saloon – Zack Perry, 7-11 Old Quarter – Two Tons Of Steel, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Pleasure Pier – Zach Tate, 5-9 Woody’s Beach Bar – Live Music, 6-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 To list your band’s or venue’s gigs here, Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 shoot your dates to: Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little GalvestonIslandGuide.com • 23
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