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To Do Beef Jerky Outlet:
Exquisite Quality and Taste Combined By Terry Card
Quality and taste defines the difference between jerky purchased at the Beef Jerky Outlet and regular pre-packaged jerky available elsewhere. When people wonder why anyone would bother going to a specialty store to purchase jerky rather than just pick it up while buying gas or shopping for groceries – it comes back to the quality – and the taste – of the jerky sold at the Beef Jerky Outlet on The Strand. The Strand is in itself the premier high quality street in Galveston, so it is appropriate the Beef Jerky Outlet selected The Strand for its location. The Outlet opened for business on April 4, 2014. The negative impact of Hurricane Ike had a shuddering effect on the advertising firm that had occupied the space before the flood waters rose to the ceiling. Renovation took four to six months. Because everything had to be replaced, the electrical circuits, plumbing, lighting, the walls and the floor, all went into the trash bin. The replacement resulted in a warm, inviting, and airy outlet that caters to every imaginable taste when it comes to jerky. The shop carries over two hundred different varieties ranging from smoked, to Fire, and Sweet Cherry Moonshine. For those with more exotic tastes, discerning jerky lovers may choose from elk, bison, kangaroo, ostrich, pheasant, and many others. Stumped as to what to choose? Free samples allow the buyer to try the jerky prior to making a purchasing decision. This is a great opportunity to try something different. That being said, their traditional beef jerky is fantastic. Many of the shops are franchises, but this shop is an independent business owned by Cypress, Texas partners. The plant where all the jerky is prepared is located in Seymour, Tennessee. The Company headquarters is located in Dundee Michigan. The company philosophy and practice is to use only the finest cut of meat required for the lean properties desired in making jerky. The meat is cut where raised. For beef, the finest lean meat is the Eye of Round bottom cut, which provides a little more fat and therefore more flavor than cheaper cuts. In 2014, when the Galveston outlet opened, there were only twelve locations. Today, there are more than one hundred outlets, with another ninety-six in the planning stages. Locally, the manager of the Galveston and League City stores, Amy Gonzales, uses local
magazines and a sandwich board to provide advertising. The company chose Galveston because it is a tourist destination. The Strand, at the heart of the downtown, is a magnet for tourists from the cruise ships, general visitors, as well as local residents. Local residents make up thirty percent of the customer base with the other seventy percent comprised of tourists. The cruise ship passengers account for a healthy fifty percent of the tourist customers. Most of the advertising for these customers is by word of mouth. Some cruise customers also take business cards to pass on to their friends who in turn receive a discount on their purchases with the card. Amy will soon be taking on a new store, which is relocating from Tomball to The Woodlands. She is a hard working millennial who loves her job. Born in Houston, she and her mother, when she was just six years old, moved in with her grandparents in Wimberley, Texas, after her step-father died. After graduating from high school in Wimberley four years ago, she applied for a job with The Beef Jerky outlet when it opened here, and is on her way to managing three outlets. If a second outlet opens in Galveston, the company will be looking at a Seawall location. The alternative to Galveston is to open an outlet in Kemah. In either case, it is likely that she will manage either new outlet in addition to her current stores. She has found it is not all work and no play. As she says, she loves her job, but she loves her customers even more. She recounted one memorable experience in which she claims that she was emasculated by a three year old boy. In the shop, two of the many different items they carry are worm suckers and dried worms in a box. The little boy, upon discovering these, did not believe that anyone would eat them, but he challenged Amy, saying that if she ate one, he would eat one at the same time. She was horrified but she could not back down with a store full of gleeful and very interested observers. So, they both popped a worm in their mouths and chewed. She swore with a twinkle in her eye, it wasn’t all that bad. Armed with his newly purchased box of worms and other goodies, the boy and his mother happily exited the shop, leaving behind a delighted group of customers. In addition to the over 200 varieties of jerky available and the exotic offerings, the store consistently runs specials on different sized bags, ranging from four-ounce to eight-ounce to sixteen-ounce, and specials on snack-paks, which contain many different varieties of jerky. There are also specials on their exotic sticks including the very popular kangaroo and wild boar. The most popular of all the beef jerky brands are the prime rib, roasted garlic, and honey jalapeno. The quality and taste make a visit to the Galveston Beef Jerky Outlet at 2309 Strand a winning experience. The store is open Monday-Thursday 10am6pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm, and Sunday 11am-6pm. For more info go to their website, their Facebook page, or call (409)974-4218.
Upcoming at The Bryan Museum
The Bryan Museum, located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St., houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. For more info go to thebryanmuseum.org. The museum is open Thursday-Monday 11am-4pm. Every Thursday (3-7pm) and Sunday (8am-1pm) - Galveston’s Own Farmers Market & Wine in The Bryan Gardens - Both markets are now at The Bryan! Galveston’s Own Farmers Market (GOFM) markets feature all the goodness that you’ve come to expect at the market, plus the Thursday one has the added charms of the “Wine at the Bryan” weekly event. Both feature fresh produce, cheeses and tons more. For more info, go to facebook.com/ GalvestonsOwnFarmersMarket.
Festivals Free Family Movies Downtown Upcoming Sunny days and mild nights make Galveston Island the perfect place to enjoy festivals at With Saengerfest Park year-round. Many festivals celebrate art, music, 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 old-fashioned London-style phone booth, and a stage used for movie and music nights throughout the year. The park also hosts a number of events associated with Island festivals, including Dickens on The Strand, “Mardi Gras! Galveston,” and more. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies in historic Downtown. Movies begin just after dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to set up a blanket or chair for a free movie under the stars. Movie Nite takes place the first Saturday of each month through October. Upcoming movies are: • March 3rd “Despicable Me 3” • April 7th - “Wonder Woman” • May 5th “Rebel Without a Cause” • June 2nd - “Dolphin Tale” • July 7th - “It’s a Wonderful Life” • August 4th - “Guardians of the Galaxy” • September 1st - “The NeverEnding Story” • October 6th - “Hocus Pocus” For more info and a full list of events go to galveston.com/saengerfestpark/#calendar.
film, food, beer, and wine while others celebrate various ethnic and cultural holidays. Here is a list of these festivals: • March 24th - Galveston Island Book Festival • April 1st: Easter in the Gardens at Moody Gardens • April 5th-8th: Tall Ships Galveston • April 7th: The Grand Kids Festival • April 17th-22nd: FeatherFest & Nature Photofest • April 20th-21st: Galveston Food & Wine Festival • April 26th-29th: Third Coast Music Festival & Galveston Island Beach Revue • May 5th-6th, 12th-13th: Galveston Home Tour • May 11th-13th - Texas Crab Festival, Crystal Beach • May 11th-12th: 22nd Annual Yaga's Children’s Fund Wild Game Cook-Off • June: Juneteenth Celebration • June 8th: World Oceans Day Festival • June 15th-17th: Galveston Cajun Festival • June 9th-10th: Blues, Brews & BBQ on Pleasure Pier • July 4th: Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Show • August 25th: AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition & Festival • August 31st-September 2nd: Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival • September 28th-29th: Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival • October 5th-7th: The Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference • October: Galveston Island Greek Festival • October 20th-21st: ARToberFEST • October 26th-27th- The Island Oktoberfest • November 1st-4th: Lone Star Rally
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“HAIR” Grows Again At Island ETC Rock music, counter-culture, and
The Grand 1894 Opera House:
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the sexual revolution take center stage in the classic musical, “Hair,” presented by Island ETC March 9th-April 7th. Set in New York City in the late 1960’s “Hair” is the iconic staging of 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s Downtown America’s peace-love culture. Also Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by known as the “American Tribal Lovecontacting The Gran’s box office at (409)765Rock Musical,” “Hair” tells the story of 1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. “The Tribe,” a group of politically active friends who are part of the emerging hippie generaJerry Jeff Walker tion and the issues that surround them – sex, Friday, March 2nd (8pm) drugs, and the Vietnam War. The musical quesOne of the Lone Star State’s most popular tions standards of morality, sexuality, individualmusical ambassadors, Jerry Jeff returns to The ism, racism, violence, drug use, loyalty, and social Grand. Walker has been called “Mister Bojana fun-filled spectacle with a breathtaking finale. acceptance – prominent issues whose relevance gles,” “The Gypsy Songman,” and “The Jimmy Saddle-up for this action-packed theatrical thrill- unfortunately continues in the United States Buffett of Texas.” Praised for his unpretentious ride. Tickets start at $30. today. The ‘Tribe’ yearns to find a new way; their poetic sensibility and restrained, but endearing goal is to change the world. They exuberantly “Amazing Grace” singing style, Walker is a gifted storyteller with create their own rights of passage through the a “say what you mean, sing what you say” deliv- Saturday, April 14th (3pm and 8pm) confusion around them. With themes of alienThe awe-inspiring true story behind the ery. His annual return to The Grand will include a special combination of spirited melodies, heart- world’s most-loved song comes to life in this radi- ation and civil disobedience, “Hair” illustrates the ant touring production. Brimming with emotion 60’s generation’s search for meaning through “betugging ballads, and down-home fun. Tickets and adventure, this tale of romance, rebellion, and ins,” “love-ins,” and protests. start at $35. With book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and redemption is “an unforgettable musical saga that “Julian Bliss Septet: A Tribute to Benny Goodman” James Rado and music by Galt McDermont, captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most Saturday, March 3rd (8pm) “Hair” was the first rock musical. It is considpowerful sound: freedom.” – Broadway in Chiered to be one of the most adventurous, outlandJulian Bliss is one of the world’s finest claricago. Tickets start at $25. ish, and ultimately profound musicals in musinetists, excelling as a concerto soloist, cham“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” cal theatre history. The ground breaking rock ber musician, jazz artist, and tireless musical Saturday, April 21st (3pm and 8pm) score of “Hair” paved the way for some of the explorer. Julian’s exceptional musicianship and Getting away with murder can be so much greatest musicals of our time. “Hair” features an stunning showmanship have thrilled audiences extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable worldwide. “‘The Julian Bliss Septet and the Trib- fun, and there’s no better proof than the hilarious ® ute To Benny Goodman’ celebrates not only the hit show that won the 2014 Tony Award for Best songs, including ‘Aquarius,’ ‘Let The Sun Shine Musical. This uproarious Broadway comedy is the virtuoso pioneer of American swing music but captures the vibrant joy of a simple, unadorned story of a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating melody played with feeling and conviction.” — the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless Critical Jazz. Tickets start at $25. man) who stand in his way. Tickets start at $25.
In,’ ‘Good Morning, Starshine,’ ‘Easy To Be Hard,’ and of course, ‘Hair.’ Performances are Friday, March 9th through Saturday, April 7th. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm. There are two Sunday matinees on March 18th and 25th at 2:30pm. Although curtain times are either 8pm or 2:30pm, “Hair” is not a traditional musical, so arriving fifteen minutes earlier will keep you from missing any of the action. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased online at islandetc.org. Special rates are available for groups of ten or more by calling the box office at (409)762-3556. The show includes simulated drug use and sexual acts, racial stereotypes, and slurs of the era, profanity, partial nudity, defiance of authority, energy, love, and happiness. Island ETC does not recommend our production of “Hair” for children. Island ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For any questions call the box office at (409)762-3556 or visit online at islandetc.org. Come, break out your love beads, and Let The Sun Shine In!
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“On Golden Pond” presented by Montana Repertory Theatre
Saturday, March 10th (8pm) Both lighthearted and deeply moving, playwright Ernest Thompson’s American theatrical masterpiece is the story of a curmudgeonly father and husband who must confront his strained relationship with his adult daughter and his own not-so-gentle march into old age. “‘On Golden Pond’ alternates with such shrewdness between humor and heartbreak that it comes to feel as real and full as life itself.” —The Boston Globe. Tickets start at $25.
“An Evening With Sophia Loren”
Sunday, April 8th (4pm) The Grand 1894 Opera House has rescheduled the November 12th performance of “An Evening with Sophia Loren” to Sunday, April 8th at 4pm. Of all the foreign sex symbols to explode on the American screen in the 1950’s, Sophia Loren is the most iconic and the most enduring. The prolific career of this legendary movie star spans over five decades. She won the first Academy® Award presented for a foreign language role with “Two Women.” Decades later, in 1991, Loren received an Honorary Award from the Academy in acknowledgment of her incredible contributions to world cinema. Synonymous with grace, beauty, and artistry, the Oscar-winning actress, Sophia Loren will captivate you with her intimate on stage conversation with former “Entertainment Tonight” host Bill Harris. Enjoy film clips, home movies, and a Q & A from the audience.
The Rob Landes Trio - The Fabulous 50’s
Sunday, March 18th (4pm) The 1950’s marked the beginning of the age of Rock and Roll — from Elvis to Little Richard to Chuck Berry. At the same time, the 1950’s was the era of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, and Roger Williams. From “Sha Boom” to “Chances Are,” The Rob Landes Trio will charm you with the music of the Fabulous 50’s! Tickets start at $20.
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11th Annual Celebrating Women:
Mind, Body, Spirit Conference May 4th The Galveston Women’s Conference is
an all-day conference designed to educate women about health and women’s issues, equip them with skills to be successful in life and business, inspire them to be their best, and renew their spirit. The conference showcases dynamic speakers, a vendor exhibit area featuring unique products and services that appeal to women, fitness breaks to strengthen and rejuvenate the body, a Book Nook and VIP lounge with opportunities to meet authors and keynote speakers, a signature cocktail party to connect and network with other women and much more. Attendees will leave the conference feeling energized, inspired, and more prepared for life. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Monica Lewinsky. In a forum, “Confidential with Monica Lewinsky,” she will tell her story of overcoming and surviving years of being branded, scared, and humiliated - a woman seen by many and known by few. Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, a global public speaker, a contributing editor to “Vanity Fair,” and a consultant. She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience plus reputation, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality. Monica’s lens for these societal issues is focused on her myriad of unique and profound experiences: working in government - both in the White House and the Pentagon; the investigation that resulted from her time in Washington, D.C.; involvement in media projects as both producer and subject; as an entrepreneur and designer; and lastly, education. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Oregon) and, living abroad for graduate school, earned a Master’s degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Lewinsky became known to the public in 1998 when it was revealed as part of a federal investigation that she had had an intimate relationship with then-President Bill Clinton. Overnight, at just 24 years old, she went unwillingly, from being an entirely private individual to a public figure on the global stage. The investigation unfolded against a backdrop of a changing media landscape with the advent of both competing 24-hour News
Networks and the Internet. With the birth of social media in recent years, Lewinsky saw the increasing proliferation of the perpetuation of shame and humiliation online. As someone who had experienced both, on the widest scale and at a young age, she saw that she could participate in the public discourse about online harassment and work to effect change. In 2014, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled “Shame and Survival,” for “Vanity Fair” in which she overlapped personal experiences and cultural observations (June 2014). The piece was nominated for a National Magazine Award. Today, Monica works with several anti-bullying organizations, including as an Ambassador to both the Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Programme in the UK and Bystander Revolution in the US. She also supports Project Rockit, Ditch the Label, HeartMob, the Amanda Todd Legacy, and The Tyler Clementi Foundation. Monica sits on the board of the Childhood Resilience Foundation. She advocates for people to #ClickWithCompassion. Also Pamela Salzman, L A-based cooking instructor, holistic health counselor, culinary nutritionist, and author of “Kitchen Matters,” will speak. Cyndy Garza Roberts, H.E.B Director of Public Relations, will present a forum on “Communications + Community: It’s all about connecting.” A Physician’s Forum from UTMB Health will address topics of health and wellness as well. This will be held May 4th, 8:30am-5pm, at Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd. Tickets range from $125-$150 and are available at galvestonchamber.com/ womens-conference.
Coming March 7th:
6th Annual Herb Fair at The Moody Gardens 6th Annual Gulf Coast Herb
Fair will be held at Moody Gardens on Wednesday, March 7th, 9am-2pm. The theme of this year’s fair is celebrating the herb of the year: Hops. Hops is the flower that gives beer its distinctive bittersweet tang. It also has medicinal uses, such as a component in stress relievers, anxiety reducers and sleep aids. And pillow and sachets often use hops along with lavender, rosemary and other herbs for their sweet smells. A noon luncheon sponsored by the Friends of Moody Gardens will feature Mark Dell’Osso, owner of Galveston Island Brewing Co. and Greg Whittaker, a home brewer using sargassum to
make his brew. Luncheon is $35 per person. Vendors selling herbs and other craft items will be available in the Visitor Center at Moody Gardens. The event is free and open to the public. Other lectures will be conducted by Galveston County Master Gardener and homebrewer John Jons, who will talk at 9:30am about growing and using hops. Proceeds of the Gulf Coast Herb Fair help the Friends of the Moody Gardens provide educational outings to schoolchildren and seniors. For more info go to facebook.com/ TheFriendsofMoodyGardens.
2018 Seaside Chats Finish Up This Month
One last Seaside Chat is remaining this season. This free informal presentation is about topics relevant to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) and the Gulf of Mexico. This year, presentations take place in the Waterfront Pavilion of the Ocean & Coastal Sciences Building at Texas A&M Galveston. “Reef Resilience: Bleaching, Mortality, and Hurricanes, Oh My” will be presented by Michelle Johnston, FGBNMS March 7th, 6:30-7:30pm. This chat offers continuing education credit and attendance verification. Webinars are offered during each presentation so that you can still participate if you can not attend. For more information, please go to flowergarden.noaa.gov, Facebook.com/FGBNMS, or call (409)356-0388.
Galveston Island State Park
April 7, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Rain Date – April 14th)
Day fees for the park are waived! Hosted by the Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP)
Planned Activities: • Beach & Bay Explorations Led By Galveston Bay Area Chapter Tx Master Naturalists & Fogisp Volunteers • Sea Critter Touch Table • Experience Kayaking • Learning How To Cast • Birding • Habitat Games • Coastal Prairie Wonderings • Nature Learning Center Displays • Sea Turtle Obstacle Course • Craft Activities
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Clay Cup Studios Spring & Summer Camps Promises Creative Fun
Clay Cups Studio is a paint your own pottery and social canvas studio in Downtown Galveston. It is located at 2201 Market St. To register for a class go to claycupstudios.com or call (409)762CLAY. Sessions this month are: • March 7th and April 21st (6pm) - Beginner Silk Scarf Painting • March 9th (6-8pm) and March 10th (11am1pm, 2-4pm, 5-7pm) - Glass Fusion Wind Chimes • March 17th (5:30-9pm) - St. Patrick’s Day at Clay Cup: Pints on the Patio with live music
Spring Break Camp
March 13th-15th (9am-3pm) - Spring Break Camp 2018 - Galveston Island has so many awesome magazines. They give us news and entertainment, but how are they made? What kinds of aspects go into making a magazine? What really is a magazine? Well, a magazine is art. It is so many elements of art rolled up and put in one amazing piece of reading material. You have the writing of course, but you also have drawing, calligraphy, photography, and advertising. During this three day spring break camp, you will be making your own magazine. Not only will each child get to work on their own article - getting to interview one of the many amazing businesses in the Postoffice District, but they will also create, laugh, and learn. There will be special guests like Laura Elder of “Coast Monthly Magazine,” graffiti artist Gabrial Prusmack, and Miguel Cruz author of “Dancing Letter,” a book set to release in March of this year. Kids will be working with photography, drawing/illustrating, writing, calligraphy, and advertising. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, please make sure to RSVP as soon as possible. Snacks and drinks will be provided but please make sure to pack them a lunch. The cost is $150 per child.
Numerical Camps Continue at Moody Gardens Come join the fun as
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August 20th-August 24th (Ages 4-6)
Maker camps indeed! These sessions are all about creating things that move: moving sound April 14th (5-9:30pm) - The Once Upon a Time waves, moving up, moving on water, moving in Neverland Fairytale Ball will bring Peter Pan, round and round and moving through the air. Summer Camps Summer camp at Clay Cup Studios is always Tinkerbell and all their friends (and foes) together This camp is $50 as a single day camp and $250 for an evening of festivities that includes special for the full week. a little messy and a lot of fun. This year, there activities for both adult and children. From Sewing: June 4th-8th (Ages 10-14th) and July 23rdare three-day camps, one-day camps, and a Mud 5-9:30pm, the grounds of the beautiful Moody July 27th (Ages 10-14) Club camp. Spaces go fast, sign up soon. Mansion will come alive with the sights and Kids are never too young when it comes to For three-day camps, there will be snack and sounds of Neverland. Nana will keep a watchful learning crafts, especially sewing. Sewing can not drinks, but please pack a lunch or you can get a eye on the children while parents retreat to the bring hours of joy, it’s also a practical life lunch kit from Old Moon Pie and Deli for $18. comforts of the house to enjoy a grown-up party. only skill. This camp is $50 as a single day camp and This will include a sandwich and sides for all New this year, is a special ‘Tween Ball full of $250 for the full week. three days. Camps are $150. surprises for grades four and up. Rounding out Science Smorgasbord: June 25th-June 29th • June 19th-21st (10am-3pm) - Animal Planet: the evening will be the traditional family dance. (Ages 4-6) Animal-themed mixed media Adult tickets are $100, children are $25. • July 10th-12th (10am-3pm) - Tile Me About It: Get your Einstein on with our extraordinary variety of science topics. FYI, this involves expeMaking Mosaic Tables Summer Camps riencing science…sinking, erupting, wiggling • August 7th-9th (10am-3pm) - Under The Sea: Galveston Children’s Museum’s summer attracting, repelling, and changing…all these Mermaids and Sharks, $150 camps offer science and engineering topics in things and a great many more will be happening One-day camps are $30. an atmosphere of inquiry for ages 4-14 years this week. This camp is $50 as a single day camp • Friday July 6th (10am-12:30pm) - Pamper old. Each session presents activities designed to and $250 for the full week. Yourself: Make perfume, soaps and lip balms actively engage children and promote wonder, • Friday July 20th - Desserts questions, and critical thinking. To register, go to Maker Camps • Friday August 3rd - Emoji's galvestoncm.org. Camps fill up fast. There will be much to do with planning and Stories, Art, & Drama: July 9th-July 13th (Ages testing, revising, and rebuilding. Trial and error Mud Club 4-6) and August 6th-August 10th (Ages 4-6) The first day of this camp is for building and will be the steadfast motto. It’s not an exact sciCampers will take inspiration from some of the second day is for painting. There are both ence (quite yet) but loads of fun. This camp is $50 as a single day camp and $250 for the full morning (10am-12 noon) and afternoon sessions the greatest child authors and turn their words into works of art. This will be loads of fun explor- week. (6-8pm) for this camp. Cost is $50. ing picture books, fun art projects, and a dra• Maker 1: June 11th-July 15th (Ages 7-10) and matic moment or two. This camp will bring July 23rd-July 27th (Ages 7-10) books to life with color and action. This camp is • Maker 2: June 25th-June 29th (Ages 7-10) and $50 as a single-day camp and $250 for the full August 20th-August 24th (Ages 7-10) week. • July 23rd-July 27th (Ages 10-14) and August Tinkering: June 11th-June 15th (Ages 4-6) and 6th-August 10th (Ages 10 – 14)
kids learn about animals and numbers 1 through 9 during Moody Garden’s Numerical Preschool Camp Adventures. Camps include games, crafts, • June 16th - 7: “Digging Dinos” (Dinos Alive!) presentations or stories, themed snacks, and - Gee whiz! Camp SEVEN is a dino Armagedentry to the corresponding pyramid or attracdon. Join us for a fun fossil lesson. tion. Cost of each camp is $20. Cost includes one parent chaperone. For additional informa- • July 21st - 8: “Superhero Sharks” (Aquarium) - During Camp EIGHT you won’t be bait tion or to register, please call (409)683-4325 or e-mail email@example.com. learning about Superhero Sharks. • August 18th - 9: “Making Music” (JAM DisPreschool (2-4 Years Old) Camps covery Museum) - At Camp NINE, you’ll • March 17th - 6: “Fragrant Flowers” (Rainforest) - That’s a pretty bouquet of SIX sticks with be fine jamming to the beat. Let the animals you’ve learned about help you make beautiflowers on the tips. Have you ever attracted bugs with your smell? Flowers do all the time. ful music.
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The Children’s Museum is where learning and fun go hand in hand. The Galveston Children’s Museum is filled with fun and entertaining interactive exhibits and hands-on programming for ages 18 months to 12 years. Galveston Children’s Museum is located at 2618 Broadway St., Galveston. For tickets go to galvestoncm.org. Tickets to the museum are $7 for one day. For more info call (409)572-2544.
Pleasure Pier Fun & Games
• Friday, March 9th - Zach Tate, 5-9 • Saturday, March 10th - A Sure Thing, 2-6, City Nights, 7-11 Galveston Island Pleasure Pier, located at • Sunday, March 11th - Jake Bush Band, 5-9 2501 Seawall Blvd., features rides, midway • Monday, March 12th - Bama Breeze Trio, 6-10 games, food venues, and retail shops. Tickets can • Tuesday, March 13th - Adrian Michael, 1-5, Jedi be purchased at pleasurepier.com. Coming up is: Trio, 6-10 Special Weekends • Wednesday, March 14th - Sofa Kings, 1-5, Sofa Kings, 6-10 • March 9th-18th: Spring Break Celebration • Thursday, March 15th - Adrian Michael, 2-6, Enjoy unlimited visits during these two weeks Jack Nelson, 7-11 to the Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, and Downtown Aquarium Houston with our Spring • Friday, March 16th - Bourbon Brothers, 2-6, Bourbon Brothers, 7-11 Break Pass for only $89.99 • Saturday, March 17th - Infinity’s Twin, 2-6, • April 1st (12 noon-4pm): Easter Celebration Shotgun Road, 7-11 Join the Easter Bunny for photos and a Golden • Sunday, March 18th - The Rikkis, 2-6 Egg Hunt, held once every hour. • Saturday, March 24th - Blue Groove Trio, 5-9 Live Music • Sunday, March 25th - Shekere Trio, 2-6 • Saturday, March 3rd - Poison Ivy Trio, 5-9 • Saturday, March 31st - Radio Frequency, 5-9
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The Grand Kids Festival to beCelebrate held Saturday, April 7th with The Grand April 7th -
a day filled with non-stop performances and art activities at the 23rd Annual Grand Kids Festival 10am-5pm, located on Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District between 20th and 23rd St. Admission to the festival, inflatables, pony rides, and a variety of additional activities are free to the public. Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, the Festival is recognized as one of the Gulf Coast region’s premier family spring events and is designed as an avenue to introduce children and their families to the arts. The festival offers live entertainment on four outdoor stages, as well as on The Grand’s stage indoors, and features over 40 activity booths each showcasing a variety of unique, hands-on activities for children and their families to enjoy. This year, there will be a Storytelling Tent. This intimate performance tent offers a variety of Storytellers, from “Mother Goose” to readings by local children’s authors - complete with milk and cookies - perfect for storytime. The Grand Kids Festival will also present performances by Texas Commission on the Arts touring roster artists, as well as performances by area school groups and regional artists on outdoor stages. Banner Design Contest is open to students in grades K-8.The 2018 Banner Contest theme is “Pirates!” Create your banner design showing your favorite pirate design (pirate flags, ships, treasure chest and more). For additional information on The Grand Kids Festival and the Banner Design Contest, please call (409)770-5066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All winners from each grade category will paint their designs on actual banner material
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for display on Postoffice Street. A highlight of the entertainment offered each year is a musical adaptation presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre as part of a theatre residency. Presenting “Treasure Island” this year, Missoula Children’s Theatre works with a cast of 50 area students for a week prior to the Festival and then presents them in two performances on The Grand’s historic stage. An open audition will be held on Monday, April 2nd. Those auditioning should arrive at 4:30pm and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some students cast in the show will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. New this year is Kupira Marimba, a highenergy joyful music is a foot stomping, heart pounding, hand clapping experience for the whole family. Andyroo And The Andyrooniverse is the producer/singer/songwriter behind Andyroo and the Andyrooniverse. He has been a featured performer on Radio Disney AM 1590. Andrew has delighted kids of all ages at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and more. Storyteller Sue Kuentz, and Hide Out Theatre will perform improv shows. Donovan And Rebecca will perform acrobatics. Kurt Gillins Steel Drum Group, The Magic Of Bubbles With Austin’s Bubble Man, Flower Crowns Artisan tent are new this year as well. Returning are crowd favorites United Freestyle Stunt Team, Bits ‘n’ Pieces Puppet Theatre will present “Aesop's Fable - The Dinosaur And The Ant,” Marsha’s Petting Zoo & Pony Rides, TCA Touring Artist Toni Simmons and Artist Dru Woods, Critterman, Razz Ma Tazz, Tipi Tellers, and the Magic Twists Balloon Artist. For more information on The Grand Kids Festival, please visit the festival website at GrandKidsFestival.com. • 3pm – “Incredible Predators 3D” • 3:35pm – “Dream Big 3D” • 4:25pm – “Great White Shark 3D” • 5pm – “Incredible Predators 3D” • 5:40pm – “Dream Big 3D”
• 10am – “Dream Big 3D” Moody • 11am – “America’s Musical Journey 3D” • 11:35am – “Great White Shark 3D” Gardens – “America’s Musical Journey 3D” hosts a vari- • 12:30pm – “Great White Shark 3D” ety of mov- • 1:20pm – “Secret Ocean 3D” ies through- • 2pm • 2:55pm – “America’s Musical Journey 3D” out the – “Incredible Predators 3D” year for the • 3:45pm s Musical Journey 3D” • 4:20pm whole fam- • 5:10pm –“America’ – “Secret Ocean 3D” ily to enjoy. Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope • 6pm - “Great White Shark 3D” Blvd. For more info call (800)582-4637 or go to • 6:30pm - “Dream Big 3D” moodygardens.com. • 7:20pm - “Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D” Individual tickets to the 3D and 4D movies New this month: are $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 4-12 “Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D” - Rey develand seniors (65+). Children 3 and under are free. ops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the 3D Movies strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the ResisEnjoy any of the films below on the world’s giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection Sys- tance prepares for battle with the First Order. tem in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the 4D Movies largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surDaily Through March 9th round sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing Hi-def digital 4D projection with DTS surexperience in the world. round sound immerse you as wind, mist, leg ticklers, and other special effects provide a shortThrough March 9th film experience that is a thrill for all ages. • 10am – “Dream Big 3D” • 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm - “Ice Age: No Time for • 11am – “Incredible Predators 3D” Nuts 4D” • 11:35am – “Great White Shark 3D” • 1pm, 3pm, 5pm - “Dino Island II 4D” • 12:10pm – “Secret Ocean 3D” March 10th-19th • 1pm – “Incredible Predators 3D” • 1:35pm – “Secret Ocean 3D” • 10am-2:40pm - “Shark: A 4D Experience” • 2:25pm – “Great White Sharks” • 3-8pm - “San Andreas 4D”
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and race their way along the Gulf Coast to participate in the Tall Ships Challenge® Gulf Coast 2018 series of races and public maritime festivals. Kicking off this new event, Galveston Island will play host to the first stop of the 2018 challenge from April 5th-8th. Produced by Galveston Historical Foundation, in partnership with Tall Ships America, this family-friendly event will showcase Galveston’s rich maritime history. Tickets, ship information, and special event details are available at tallshipsgalveston.com. While in port, the ships will be open to the public for viewing, and many will feature dockside exhibits and lively interactions with crew. In addition to touring the ships, visitors will also have the opportunity to embark on the ships for exhibition sails during the festival. Between each of the ports, the ships will race to the next event. Tall Ships® Galveston will welcome visiting ships with an exciting Parade of Sail down Seawall Boulevard on the afternoon of Thursday, April 5th. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the festival will be open from 10am-9pm daily for ship tours (onboard tours available from 10am-5pm), live music, vendors, and more. Festival tickets are $10 admission or $20 admission plus onboard tours for adults, $5 or $10 for youth ages 7-12 and free for children 6 and under.
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OOSTERSCHELDE (1918) - The threemasted topsail schooner OOSTERSCHELDE was built in 1918 as a sail-powered freighter. The vessel plied the European waters and was regularly seen off the coast of Morocco and on the Mediterranean Sea. From 1939 the vessel sailed under foreign flags and underwent a drastic conversion in 1950 into a modern coaster. In 1988, the OOSTERParticipating Festival Ships SCHELDE was brought back to the Netherlands. ELISSA (1877) - Galveston Historical FounThe OOSTERSCHELDE is now the only remaining dation brought ELISSA, an 1877 square-rigged iron barque, from a scrap yard in Piraeus Harbor, representative of a large fleet of topsail schooners that used to sail under the Dutch flag at the beginGreece to Galveston to begin restoration work in ning of the previous century. She is registered as a 1978. By 1982, GHF staff and volunteers commonument by the Dutch Ministry of Culture. pleted restoration and transformed this rare, hisPICTON CASTLE (1928) - The PICTON toric vessel into a floating museum that would CASTLE is registered in the Cook Islands, in the actively sail. Today, ELISSA is one of only three South Pacific, and is owned and operated by the ships of her kind in the world to still actively sail Windward Isles Sailing Ship Company, Ltd. The and welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually. She ship’s mission is deep-ocean sail training and longalso serves as the Official Tall Ship of Texas, a distance education. She is 179 feet overall, with National Historic Landmark and a symbol of the a riveted steel hull, clear oiled-pine decks, steel Gulf Coast’s historic beginnings as a sea port and masts, wooden and steel yards, and carries 12,450 active waterfront. square feet of canvas sail. The PICTON CASTLE LYNX (2001) - In 1997 Woodson K. Woods is a true working tall ship. Sail trainees participate embarked on a journey to build a privateer inspired by the original historic tall ship from the fully in the ship's operation: handling sails, scrubWar of 1812 – The Privateer Lynx. His goal was to bing the deck, taking a turn at the wheel, raiscreate a living history museum to educate children ing anchor, hauling on lines, helping in the galley, going aloft, and keeping lookout. and adults alike about American history through WHEN AND IF (1939) - When General active sail training aboard a real wooden sailGeorge S. Patton commissioned one of America's ing ship. On July 28, 2001, in Rockport, Maine, greatest designers to conceive him a boat to be built Woods’ vision was realized. Past and present by F.F Pendleton of Wiscasset, Maine in 1939, he converged as Lynx was launched in a gala event had the ultimate ambition in mind: "When the war ordaining a magnificent future on the high seas. The creation of Lynx embraces eternal truths: pas- is over, and if I live through it, Bea and I are going sion, sacrifice, perseverance, honor, and courage. to sail her around the world.” Early in 2012 Doug OLIVER HAZARD PERRY (2015) - SSV OLI- Hazlitt, well known in yachting circles, purchased the WHEN AND IF with plans to return the vessel VER HAZARD PERRY is the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the United States and the first to its original and Bristol condition. Following an ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. extensive two year restoration, she is back in all her in over 100 years. The ship is named for US Navy glory and ready for you to come and sail her away. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Perry led the first Sail Away Excursions US naval victory over the British in the Battle of Ready to feel the wind in your face on open Lake Erie; War of 1812. Based out of Fort Adams, water? A select group of participating ships will be Newport Rhode Island, the ship features educaavailable as sail away vessels. The Privateer LYNX tional programs focused on growth with leadership and WHEN AND IF will both offer special sail development opportunities for students of all ages. tours through Galveston Bay throughout each day OLIVER HAZARD PERRY is 200 ft. in length with of the festival. Pricing and times for Parade of Sail, 7 miles of rope, 160 belaying pins, and 20 sails. Daysail, and Twilight Tours are available online.
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The festival will welcome numerous acts on three stages over three days including Austin Facial Hair Club, The Bilge Pumps, Bruce Manners, Cirque La Vie, Darryl Cleveland, Jackdaws, Kevin Anthony & G-Town, Kickin’ It Dixie, Nick Sharpe, The Pickled Brothers, The Stilt Lady, The Marty Show, Tom Kastle, and Tom Mason.
Schedule of Events Thursday, April 5th
• 2-4pm – Parade of Sail Welcome, Seawall Blvd.
Friday, April 6th
• 10am – Festival opens • 11:45am – WHEN AND IF day sail departure • 1:15pm – LYNX day sail departure • 1:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure Salute To Sunset Party • 3:30pm – LYNX day sail departure Toast the ending of the day and beginning • 3:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure of the evening with the special Salute to Sunset party. Ticket holders will enjoy access to tour one • 5pm – Onboard tours close of the participating tall ships after daytime tours • 6pm – LYNX twilight sail departure • 6pm – WHEN AND IF twilight sail departure conclude, complimentary craft beer, light hor • 7pm – Salute to Sunset Party d’oeuvres. Tickets are $50 per person. • 9pm – Festival closes Captain’s Table Plankowner’s Dinner Saturday, April 7th Enjoy dining with the captains of our festi• 10am – Festival opens val Tall Ships, live music, an exciting live auction featuring original works of art from regional • 11am – LYNX day sail departure artists, private access onboard one of our visiting • 11:45am – WHEN AND IF day sail departure Tall Ships, open bar and much more. Tickets are • 1:15pm – LYNX day sail departure • 1:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure $250 per person and available online. Proceeds • 3:30pm – LYNX day sail departure from this event go directly towards Galveston • 3:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure Historical Foundation’s 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, • 5pm – Onboard tours close the official Tall Ship of Texas. • 5:30pm – Plankowners’ Captain’s Table Dinner VIP Festival Packages • 6pm – LYNX twilight sail departure The Tall Ships® Galveston VIP package is – WHEN AND IF twilight sail departure your best way to make sure you don’t miss any of • 6pm • 7pm to Sunset Party the weekend's incredible opportunities. Located • 9pm –– Salute Festival closes on the festival grounds and steps away from the pier and the visiting ships, this package includes Sunday, April 8th • 10am – Festival opens accommodations at the Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21 (two-night minimum required), • 11am – LYNX day sail departure daily festival admission and onboard tour tickets, • 11:45am – WHEN AND IF day sail departure two tickets to the Salute to Sunset party and com- • 1:15pm – LYNX day sail departure plimentary parking. VIP tickets start at $800 for • 1:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure • 3:30pm – LYNX day sail departure two and are available online. • 3:45pm – WHEN AND IF day sail departure About Tall Ships Challenge® • 5pm – Onboard tours close Coordinated by Tall Ships America in col• 6pm – LYNX twilight sail departure laboration with local organizers, the Tall Ships • 7pm – Salute to Sunset Party ® Challenge fleet will be hosted at festivals in • 9pm – Festival closes four ports of call: Galveston, Texas (April 5th8th), Pensacola, Florida (April 12th-15th), New Monday, April 9th Orleans, Louisiana (April 19th-22nd), and St. • 9am (estimated) – Tall ships depart for PenPetersburg, Florida (April 26th-29th). sacola, FL and Pensacola Tall Ships Challenge® For more info call (409)765-3404. Gulf Coast 2018
Salvation Army’s “Runway to Hope” Style Show and Luncheon The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Galveston County
March 3rd (1-8pm) Conservation Beer Olympics - Watch or is busy planning the “Runway of Hope” Style Show and Luncheon compete as teams honoring local resident Carol Greaney-Wurst. battle it out on Set for March 2nd in the Grand Ballroom of the San Luis Hotel, the show will fea- Galveston Beach ture fashions put in a series of games to be crowned “Conservation Beer Olympic Champions.” together by Blu Boutique for all All products used in games will be biodegradable or recyclable to the special occa- help protect the environment and marine animals, so come join the sions of the year. Sea Wanderers for some fun. Games include Ultimate Beer Pong, “I’m thrilled Steinhoisting, Turtle Crawl, Ice Cube Tray, and Water Balloon Ball. There will be lots of food too. This will be held at 61st to be involved in Dodge St. on the beach. To enter as a team go to eventbrite.com. It is free this great comto watch as a spectator. Beer tickets will be available for sale. munity event. March 3rd (12 noon-10pm) - Lone Star World Record Pub I have selected several fashions Crawl - Join your neighboring local bar friends and help break including acces- the Guinness world record pub crawl. Help to put Galveston in the Guinness World Record Books and be apart of this amazing sories that will event. Many participating local bars are involved and have some represent all the special occasions and fun events women attend great activities planned throughout the day. Upon registration, you throughout the year. Everyone will get some great fashion ideas for will receive your rules for the event and a world record Lone Star their next special event or outing,” said Michelle Robach, owner of t-shirt. For more info go to eventbrite.com. Blu Boutique and producer of the Style Show. Professional models will be joined by well-known local commu- March 8th (6-9pm) - 2018 Seaside Spring Soiree - Set your nity supporters Brenda Weber, Chris Kinard, Becky Trout, Doreen coordinates to the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation’s Hughes, and Vivian Hernandez. Gina Spagnola will emcee the event. (GEF) annual Seaside Spring Soiree at the 1880 Garten Verein in Doors will open at 11am on March 2nd. VIP ticket holders can Galveston. It will feature enter at 10:30am for a special reception and shopping in the Closet heavy hors d’oeuvres, of Hope, formally the Chic Boutique. libations, live entertainThe Women’s Auxiliary is collecting fashions for the Closet of ment, and more. The Hope. Donations of gently used or new high-end fashions can be event will raise funds dropped off at The Salvation Army in Galveston, marked to the to support GEF and the attention of the Style Show. Grants to Teachers and Tickets are available online at salvationarmygalvestoncounty.org. Schools program where financial assistance is provided to purchase learning materials and implement innovative Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) offers many programming in Galveston Independent School District (GISD) events that are open to the public. Tickets and reservaclassrooms. One of Galveston’s favorite local bands, The Line Up, tions can be made online at galvestonhistory.org or by calling will set the tone for dancing and fun. A silent auction will present a (409)765-7834. robust shopping experience with something for every budget from lavish vacations, professional/college sports tickets, and assorted Bishop’s Palace Tours merchandise. The event will also highlight projects most recently The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributfunded by GEF and the educators implementing the projects. Indiing building in the East End Historic District, a National Hisvidual tickets are available for a $100 contribution. Sponsorships toric Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of Amerare available. Visit GalvestonEdFoundation.org or call (409)766ica’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age 5157 to donate and reserve your tickets. extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located March at 1402 Broadway Ave. J. 10th-11th Available Daily (11am-5pm) - Bishop’s Palace Audio (9am-6pm), Tours - Powered by Acoustiguide, the Audio Tour allows visiSunday tors to see historical images not seen by previous tours on (10am-6pm) 40th Corvette a handheld, Chevy Expo high-resolution - The expo screen. Tickets will be held at are $6-$11. the Galveston March 10th, Island 24th, April 7th, Convention 21st (11amCenter, 5600 1pm) - BaseSeawall Blvd., ment to Attic Galveston, 9am-6pm on Saturday, and 10am-6pm on Sunday. The Tours - OfferCorvette Chevy Expo will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. The ing participants all Chevrolet event features World Class Show Cars Indoors and a rare look into also an outdoor Show ‘N Shine, Major National Vendors, Cars parts of the 1892 for Sale, Craft Show, Miniature Wheels Show, Food Court, and home that are Sunday Swimsuit USA International holds a Swimsuit Contest. typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour The event is full of awards and is open to all Chevy models. Free features Mrs. Gresham’s studio and an exclusive third-floor parking is in the parking garage. It is sponsored by Vette Vues view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Magazine, Lonestar Caliper Co., Van Steel Corvette. For more info Events you can contact (386)775-2512, email@example.com, or corvettechevyexpo.com. Seaport Spring Break Camps - Join the Texas Seaport Museum this March for the Spring Break workshop series. March 17th (8am-3:30pm) - 35th Annual Saturday at the Strand They will be setting sails aboard ELISSA, putting ships in boton Pier 21 in Galveston - This is a laid back family fun car show. tles and looking out for a lighthouse. Classes are free with genEntry fee is $30. All makes and models are welcome. There will eral admission to the Texas Seaport Museum and held dockbe a 50/50 jar and door prizes. For more info go to: allevents.in/ side unless otherwise noted. Classes are limited to 20 people galveston/saturday-at-the-strand-on-pier-21/144354046282252 and begin at 2pm and last approximately one hour at most. March 17th (6-9pm) - 6th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party - Join • March 13th - Set Sail the party at Bienville Social, 323 Tremont St., Galveston. This • March 14th - Jellyfish Exploration is free to Krewe of Saints members and $10 to non-members. • March 15th - Ships’ Figureheads There will be free St. Arnold’s beer, crawfish, and live music. The • March 16th - Set Sail dress is St. Patty’s fancy-fun. For more info go to facebook.com/ March 23rd (7-11pm) - 17th C. Historical Food Event events/381131102348693. at Tall Ship Elissa - Join this event to learn more about what 17th-century sailors ate on ships through the Ship Biscuit April 14th (11am-6pm) - Blackjack Fishing Tournament, Fund& Salted Beef Research Project. The event includes entrance raiser & Crawfish Boil will take place at the West End Marina & to the Texas Seaport Museum, that has the tall ship ELISSA Restaurants, 21706 Burnet Dr., Galveston. For more info go to which housed the food items from the research project, prefacebook.com/events/1919674021691393. sentations from our researchers, and a complimentary beer tasting of a historical brew made from a real 17th-century recipe. Ticket are $24 and includes three complimentary beer tastings. Must be over 21. This will be held at ELISSA at Texas Seaport Museum, 2100 Harborside Dr., Downtown Galveston. 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Food Galveston Island Wine Festival to be HeldTheApril 20th-21st 9th annual Galveston
Island Wine Festival returns with all your favorite events and new wines, April 20th-21st. Last year’s event included wines from 25 vineyards, and this year the event expects to surpass those numbers. Pour into bliss this April and join in for a special springtime event with delectable wines and live musical entertainment; it is sure to be the event of the year. For more info call (409)770-0999 or go to galvestonislandwinefestival.com. It is free to browse the festival. Tickets are needed to attend the special events in conjunction with the festival.
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner - April 12th, 6-10pm
Held at the American National Insurance Co. on the 21st floor, at this invitation-only dinner guests will blind taste the top three red and top three whites to determine the Grand Champion, Grand Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion. The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™ is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world.
Premium Wine Tasting - April 21st, 6-8pm
The Premium Wine Tasting and Pairing returns this year for the true gourmand. Guests will enjoy premium wines from vineyards around the world at Saengerfest Park, Downtown Galveston. Individual tickets to this event are $108.
The Grand Tasting - April 21st, 1-5pm
The Grand Tasting is the highlight of the festival held at Saengerfest Park, Downtown Galveston. Patrons will embark on a tasting trip through vineyards from all around the world, enjoying approximately 100 wines. The fantastic live music and endless wine sampling in the park will complete this afternoon of indulgences. A portion of the proceeds benefits Galveston College Culinary Arts, Alvin Community College Culinary Arts, and The Galveston County Resource and Crisis Center. Individual tickets are $72. Tickets for the “Combo VIP Premium + Grand Tasting Package” are $156. Tickets for the “5k Champagne + Grand Tasting Combo Ticket” are $115.
2018 No Pagne, No Gain Champagne 5k April 21st, 9am-12
Lace up your kicks and raise your little finger, it’s time to toast the 3rd Annual Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne Run. This morning race takes runners along the beautiful scenery of Galveston Island and across a finish line of tiny bubbles. Registration includes a festival t-shirt, free drink at Runner’s Happy Hour for packet pickup at Beerfoot Brewery, and one glass of champagne after the 5k, a novelty festival wine glass, and a general admission ticket to The Grand Tasting. The race begins at 9am.
Ongoing Foodie Events
Every Thursday - Sunday - Taste of The Strand Food Tour - The Taste of The Strand walking and tasting tour is the largest guided food tour in Texas. Your taste buds are sure to be dazzled as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from these well-known Galveston institutions. Tickets are $89.95 per person. Purchase tickets at tasteofthestrand.com. Tours are scheduled Thursday-Sunday at 1-4pm and 5-8pm. Weather permitting, tours begin at 2028 Strand at the corner of 21st and Hendley Green. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Every Thursday (3-7pm) and Sunday (8am-1pm) - Galveston’s Own Farmers Market at The Bryan Gardens - Join the fun Hotel Galvez Sunday Brunch featuring Chef in the beautiful ConserLance Fegan - Sunday, April 21st, 11am-1pm vatory and botanical The final day of the festival will feature gardens to relax and a brunch at Hotel Galvez paired with chamenjoy time and converpagnes and wines from the festival. Renowned sation with friends, chef Lance Fegan of Liberty Kitchen in Housfamily, and Museum ton, Texas will prepare food. Fegan has garnered staff. Galveston’s Own numerous culinary awards and his menus are Farmers Market brings inspired by his passion as a surfer and the natulocally grown produce, ral lifestyles of the coastal regions he loves. Resprepared foods, and edible farm products to ervations available via OpenTable or by calling residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. (409)765-7721. The Thursday market features all the goodness Enter to WIN a VIP Weekend Package that you’ve come to expect at the market, plus Enter your email address, first and last name the added charms of the Bryan Museum’s “Wine at galvestonislandwinefestival.com/vip-weekend- at the Bryan” weekly event. The Sunday market also features wonderful goods and the charm of sweepstakes. A winner will be notified on TuesBryan’s courtyard. For more info and to see what day, March 29th. The weekend package, Friday, April 20th and vendors will be at each market, go to facebook. com/GalvestonsOwnFarmersMarket. Saturday 21st, includes: • Two nights of weekend accommodations at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort (Friday and SaturEvents day night stay) March 7th, 8th, April 11th, 12th, May 9th, • Two tickets to Friday’s Premium Wine Tasting 10th, June 13th, 14th (6-9pm) - Hotel Galvez at the Galveston Island Wine Festival Ghost Tour Dinner - Do you believe in ghosts? • Two tickets to Saturday’s Grand Wine Tasting at Hotel Galvez & Spa presents “Dinner with the the Galveston Island Wine Festival Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $56 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner The Kitchen Chick, package. Advance reservations are required. For downtown Galveston’s reservations, call (409)765-7721. charming boutique kitchen March 7th (5-9pm) - Flights and Bites featuring shop, offers specialty gour512 Brewery - It’s time for this month’s Flights met kitchen wares and and Bites at Beerfoot Brewery, 2816 Ave. R ½. accessories, plus a full This month the Bites Menu will feature 512 schedule of enticing cooking classes and kids camps. Now in its new location Brewing celebrating Texas Independence along with Texas Caviar, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, BBQ at 2402 Market St., there’s a lot going on in the kitchen. This month, be sure to check out: Brisket, and Pecan Pie Tart. More info is at face• March 7th (6:30-9pm) - Rockin’ Ramen, $65 book.com/beerfootbrewery. • March 8th (6:30-9pm) - More Cheez Pleaz, March 17th $75 (12 noon• March 11th (12 noon-3pm) - Gulf Seafood: 5pm) - Luck It’s All About Latitudes & Attitudes, $75 of the Irish • March 16th (11am-2pm) - Kids Cozy ComBBQ at fort Foods, $50 for 7 years olds and up Saengerfest • March 24th (11-2pm) - Fresh from the Farm, Park - This $65 annual event Reservations are made on a first come, first will benefit served basis, and class sizes are kept small to Ronald McDonald House of Galveston. Celeensure lots of interaction with the instructor. brate St. Patrick’s Day at this event, organized To reserve your spot call (409)497-2999 or go by Ryan Conner. Proceeds go to the Ronald to thekitchenchick.com. McDonald House of Galveston. Come enjoy
New Classes and a New Building at The Kitchen Chick
delicious BBQ, live music, fun, libations, and good ol’ Irish cheer as we help benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston. BBQ Chicken and Sausage plates will be $12, or 2 for $20. There will be a silent auction, face painting, and much more. For more info go to facebook.com/ The-Conner-Foundation-of-Galveston. March 24th (11am-3pm) - Epicurean Event: Spring Festival - This family friendly event will be held at Tin Cup Caddyshack, 9020 Stewart Rd., Galveston. Come dressed in costume or your festive attire. Cost is $10 per person and includes a bucket of balls and a light lunch. All proceeds of this Epicurean Event go to the Junior League of Galveston County. The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more info go to facebook. com/events/133920434005680. April 15th (11am) - BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class - BrisketU is the perfect setting for indoor and outdoor hands-on instruction on smoking brisket and other cuts of beef, pork, and fowl. Experienced pitmasters, passionate about the BBQ culture, teach proven techniques for mastering your BBQ pit. In a casual atmosphere, BrisketU will endow you with the tools and skills to choose the right meat, trim it, rub it, smoke it, baby it, cut it, serve it, and eat it. In addition, BrisketU imparts the finer points on wood selection and smoke profiles, fire ignition tips and heat management, and best practices to ensure you a consistent outcome every time you crank up the pit as a certified BrisketU Pitmaster. This will be held at Galveston Island Brewery, located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston. For more info call (409)740-7000 or go to galvestonislandbrewing.com. April 15th (12 noon8pm) - Lil’ Smokey “Chopped Style” will be held at Albatross, 815 21st St. That’s right - you’ve seen the Food Network show, now it’s time to flex your mystery ingredient Old Smokey grillin’ might! Space is limited to ten teams. Entry is $40 per team. Sign up at the bar. The day of the event, they will unveil a mystery box containing a protein and other ingredients. Everything in your mystery box must be used to create your best dish using only your Old Smokey Grill and your mad grillin’ skills. Teams will have 6 hours to dream up, prep, cook, and present their grub. Dishes will be judged and a king or queen crowned.
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Artist Boat Events:
Volunteer Opportunities, Spring Break Camp & Beautify the Bucket Contests
5k’s & More March 3rd - Galveston UTMB Causeway
FunD Run - Ever thought of taking in the view standing on top of the Galveston Causeway? Now you can! UTMB Health and the School of Health Professions is once again hosting this event that benefits SHP student scholarships and represents a powerful investment in the future of healthcare for our region and state. By participating in this event, you will help provide scholarships for the many talented students in the School of Health Professions. This run starts at the Galveston County Daily News Building parking lot. For more information, call the SHP Causeway FunD Run Hotline at (409)772-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org. April 7th - Galveston Beach Wicked Wine Run - Race through the beautiful and scenic oceanside at East Beach. The start time for the 5k Wicked Run begins at 5:30pm, and the 1k Wicked Tasting Walk begins at 7pm. After the run, stay, play, and rock out with a live band, food trucks, and wine from these award-winning vineyards and wineries. Register at active.com. April 8th - Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas - Athletes begin their day with a 1.2-mile, one-loop saltwater swim in Offats Bayou, staged at Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach Hotel. The 56-mile bike course takes cyclists on a one-loop ride along the Texas Gulf Coast, known for its gusty winds. The 13.1-mile, three-loop run is fast and flat, taking athletes through Moody Gardens and along Offats Bayou. Register at ironman.com. April 14th - Gritty Goddess 5k - Gather your friends, neighbors, family and join us for this all female obstacle course run. It’s a 5K obstacle course built just for women. It’s a way to get back to nature, and reconnect with your inner goddess. And it’s non-competitive, there will be mud, sand, foam, and water involved, and some more colorful goop as you run, crawl, climb,
Artist Boat’s purpose is protecting our Gulf Coast through land conservation and fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark creativity, awareness and action. For more info call (409)770-0722, email email@example.com, or go to artistboat.org.
2018 Eco-Art Camps
Art meets science in Artist Boat’s 2018 EcoArt Camp sessions. Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with the creation of Eco-Art. Each camper will create high quality art projects which illustrate all that they have slide, balance, hoist, swing, stretch, and make learned throughout camp. Camp sessions for your body do things it may not usually do. To ages 5-12 and are $300 for both or $175 each. register go to runsignup.com. This will be held at • March 12th-16th (Spring Break): 9am-12 noon Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston. Shark Mania, and 1-4pm Sea Change • June 11th-15th: 9am-12 noon Feeding Frenzy, April 21st - Galveston Island Wine Festival 1-4pm Whale of a Time Champagne Run 5k fundraising event will be part of the Galveston Wine Festival. This morning • June 18th-22nd: 9am-12 noon Sea of Change, 1-4pm Shark Mania race takes runners along an easy route with a • June 25th-29th: 9am-12 noon Whale of a Time, celebratory champagne drink at the finish line. 1-4pm Feeding Frenzy Register at imeo.com/253527672. • July 10th-14th: 9am-12 noon Shark Mania, April 22nd - Divas Half Marathon & 5k - This 1-4pm Sea of Change scenic course will begin and finish at Moody • July 17th-21st: 9am-12 noon Feeding Frenzy, Gardens. Runners will experience the Seawall’s 1-4pm Whale of a Time long beaches, historic piers, through a beautiful • July 2th-28th: 9am-12 noon Sea of Change, residential community, Schlitterbahn Park and 1-4pm Shark Mania “Diva stations” including the famous Boa and • July 31st-Aug 4th: 9am-12 noon Whale of a Tiara station. You will end your Diva run with Time, 1-4pm Feeding Frenzy the most impressive medal ever and a beautiful • August 6th-10th: 9am-12 noon Shark Mania, view of the best of Galveston, bubbly toast, and 1-4pm Sea of Change many other Diva touches. For more info go to • August 13th-17th: 9am-12 noon Feeding runlikeadiva.com. Frenzy, 1-4pm Whale of a Time
• May 12th - Texas Crab Festival 5k • June 9th - Galveston Island Brewing Co. 5k Run • September 9th - Captain Kid’s Triathlon • September 29th - Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 5k Shrimp Scamper • September 30th - Island Girl Tri
Gulf Coast Volleyball Association Kicks Off The Season
You do not have to be a GCVA member to participate. Check-in at Stewart Beach is 8:30am, with tournaments beginning promptly at 9am. Schedule games are: • March 31st - 27th Annual Season The Gulf Coast Opener Volleyball Association • April 15th - Spring Madness (GCVA) is the largTournament est outdoor volleyball • May 26th - Memorial Madness association on the Gulf Tournament Coast, and has been • June 2nd - East Beach Classic rated the #1 outdoor • June 10th - Spalding’s School’s Out volleyball organization Beach Party by Outdoor Volleyball • June 16th - ESPN 97.5 & Yahoo USA. Sports Radio 1560 Super Fun Sunfest The GCVA has been • June 23rd - Smack Sportswear producing outdoor volGalveston Open leyball events in the • July 7th - Red, White ‘n Volleyball Texas Gulf Coast area Tournament for many years, and has featured some of the finest talent • July 14th - Hot as Hell Tournament in the region. During the spring and summer months, • July 21st - University of Houston the GCVA features an array of high-flying scheduled Cougar Beach Bash tournaments at Stewart Beach, Galveston Island’s premier • September 1st - Labor Day Classic • September 23rd - Season Closer family beach park. Don’t miss out on the fun.
There’s No Better Place to Be Than Outside at Galveston Island State Park The Galveston Island 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 Island State Park is located on the west end of the Island at 14901 FM 3005, Galveston. For more info call (409)737-1222 or go to tpwd.state.tx.us/stateparks/galveston-island. Events are: March 2nd, 9th (1-2pm) - Birding 101 - This is a relaxed, islandstyle birding introduction for families. Ranger Lisa invites you to join this brief birding orientation and hike, to discover some of the great opportunities on Galveston. You will discuss identification, field skills, listing, and why this island is a birding paradise. Binocu16 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
This month, Kayak Adventures begin again. You can enjoy different tours such as a guided and interpretive Eco-Art Kayak Adventure and paddling to places of natural significance on Galveston Bay. To sign-up, go to artistboat.org. Tours range from $50-$75. • March 3rd (10am-2pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • March 4th (10am-2pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • March 10th (10am-12pm): East End Lagoon • March 10th (1-3pm): East End Lagoon Easy • March 11th (10am-2pm): Cypress Swamp • March 13th (10am-12pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • March 13th (1-3pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • March 14th (10am-12pm): East End Lagoon • March 14th (1-3pm): East End Lagoon Easy • March 15th (10am-2pm): Galveston Island State Park (plus $5) • March 16th (4-7pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • March 17th (10am-2pm): Armand Bayou • March 18th (10am-12pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • March 18th (1-3pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • March 24th (10am-2pm): Christmas Bay • March 25th (10am-12pm): East End Lagoon • March 25th (1-3pm): East End Lagoon Easy • March 30th (5-7pm): Coastal Heritage Preserve • March 31st (10am-2pm): Cypress Swamp
Back The Bay Program
lars, scope, and lots of information are available to everyone. March 3rd, May 12th, June 16th (all day) - Galveston Island State Park: Texas Outdoor Family - Join this fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation. Go to tpwd. state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop. March 3rd, 19th, 17th (10-11am) - Beachcombing 101 - Join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop, identification, and collecting expedition. Cold winter water makes this the best time for beachcombing, so dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet. Start at the Nature Center for a brief park orientation before caravaning to the beach where you will review the basics, hand out equipment, and use the restroom before treasure hunting. March 3rd, 16th, 17th, 31st (1-2pm) - Paint Party - Learn to see Nature’s beauty in a new way. Let the beauty found in Galveston Island State Park inspire you to pick up a brush and lay down some color. Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir, and make some memories with Ranger Lisa. All art supplies are available for use. March 3rd, 10th, 17th (3-4pm) - Bay Tower Hiking - Overlook Galveston Bay and explore the waters below. Discover casting nets, getting your hands muddy, and tasting edible plants of Galveston
New Eco-Art Programming for 6th-12th Grade teachers focusing on the causes and consequences of poor water quality in Galveston Bay, is now taking applications. This Artist Boat’s program allows students and teachers in the counties surrounding Galveston Bay to create learning legacies on their school campus that will improve the water quality of Galveston Bay. Applications are due on March 19th.
Beautify the Bucket Contest Is now Taking Entries & Celebrates Earth Day April 21st
Express your artistic talents and love of the ocean by entering the Artist Boat Beautify the Bucket Competition. Registration is open now through September 1st. Winners will be announced in Galveston on September 23rd at an awards ceremony coinciding with the fall Adopt-A-Beach Coast-wide Cleanup. Participation is easy. Individuals and groups of all ages can download the Registration and information packet and return it to Kendall Guidroz, Artist Boat education program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrants will paint blue trash barrels destined for Galveston beaches based on a theme: ocean organisms, marine debris, coastal and marine ecosystems, or Galveston recreational activities.
March 1st, 15th, April 5th, 14th, 19th (9am-12 noon) - Workday at Coastal Heritage Preserve
At a Volunteer Workday you can help preserve and restore the native coastal prairie ecosystem. Activities include planting native grasses, laying down seeds, taking care of our native plant nursery, removing or treating for invasive species, and more. This event is open to the public.
March 17th, April 12th (9-11am) - Sea Citizen Volunteer Orientation
Sea Citizens are Artist Boat’s dedicated team of volunteers helping to make Artist Boat’s mission and vision a reality. These Sea Citizen Orientations are Artists Boat’s way of showcasing all the different ways Sea Citizens can get involved, from land management and habitat restoration, to helping our educators teach the public about coastal ecosystems on the beach and via kayak, to helping with the day-to-day tasks that keep our office running, and more.
Support Artist Boat Just By Shopping at Kroger
Choose Artist Boat as your organization to support as part of Kroger’s Community Rewards Program and support them by doing your shopping. Simply visit kroger.com and create an account with your Kroger Card. On the Community page select Artist Boat, number 49997.
Bay on your way to an observation tower. March 10th, April 14th (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. March 16th, April 14th (7:30-8:30pm) - Stargazing 101 - The stars at night, are big and bright....deep in the heart of Texas. Do you know your stars? We can teach you a few or show you some cool ways to learn them all. March 17th, 24th, 31st (6:30-7:30pm) - Ghost Hike & Mermaid Tails - This is a sunset beach hike and storytelling fun with Ranger Lisa. Come explore mysteries of the ocean from the safety of the land. We’ll be talking about myths of Galveston Island’s Native Americans, pirates, and explorers while we walk the beach. March 24th, 31st, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (10-11am) – 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. March 25th, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (10-11:30am) – Bay Exploration - Join one of these weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and island paradise - Galveston Bay.
Army during World War I, faced demons of anger and frustration. Anna had her own battles, sometimes wandering the farm muttering to herself in German between periods in the insane asylum. Part art history and part biography, “Frozen Lives” provides a fascinating look into the realities of the complicated Kuerner family. Author Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd LuLynne Streeter draws upon her unprecedented St. For more info on this and other events call (409)750-8200 or go to galvestonbookshop.com. access to the family to provide context and compassion for the storied lives of Karl and Anna. Saturday, March 17th (3-5pm) - “Exploring Family photos and color images of major Wyeth Galveston: A Naturalist's Guide to the Island” paintings are included in the book, providing by Steve K. Alexander additional understanding of the family and farmGalveston Bookshop will host a book signscapes that inspired an important American arting with local naturalist Steve Alexander and his ist. Just as Wyeth’s paintings managed to capture new nature the essence of his subjects, “Frozen Lives” goes beyond the superficial and reveals a deeper truth guide for behind the famous Keurner faces. Galveston LuLynne Streeter is an author, poet, journaland Boliist, and photographer. She currently lives and var. Along writes in Galveston, Texas. the Upper Texas Coast, Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula are among the state’s most ecologically diverse areas. The popular vacation spot Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 12 is not only a beach playground for visitors, but noon-5pm also one of the top birding and fishing destina“Guidebook to Angel Talk” is a remarktions in Texas. “Exploring Galveston” looks at ably detailed handbook on how to communicate the island through the eyes of a naturalist who with angels and other divine beings. Learn the has wandered coastal Texas for more than 40 years. Through a series of 25 stories, readers get basics about angels, how they interact with us, and how to unlock your an expert, guided tour of the best natural wonown divine connection. ders Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula has Through this connecto offer. tion, you can have perProceeds from book sales benefit the Sea sonal conversations with Camp Scholarship Fund at Texas A&M Univeryour own guardian angel, sity at Galveston. the Archangels, departed Steve K. Alexander is a marine biologist and loved ones, or any other adjunct professor at Texas A&M, Galveston. He heavenly being. is a Texas Master Naturalist and past president of “Guidebook to Angel Friends of Galveston Island State Park. He lives in Talk” also offers readthe Galveston area with his wife, Pam. ers a glimpse into the life Saturday, March 24th of a clairaudient as the author relays some of her (2-4pm) - “Frozen own personal stories of angelic interaction. As Lives” by LuLynne she shares these captivating stories, you may very Streeter well be able to see the divine synchronicity in Galveston Bookshop your own life. will host a book sign“Angel Talk” is a fascinating true story about ing with local author one woman’s interactions with heavenly beings LuLynne Streeter and her and her recovery from an incurable and debilitatbiographical study of Karl ing disorder. Learn how the author awakened her and Anna Kuerner, the sixth sense and discovered that she could actucouple frequently painted ally hear her angels talking to her. “Angel Talk” is by Andrew Wyeth. packed full of valuable life lessons and heavenly To their children, Karl messages. and Anna Kuerner were Cathy Catching also does angel readings “ordinary” people. To the rest of the world they and teaches others how angelic communication can provide emotional, physical, and spiritual were the extraordinary faces immortalized by Andrew Wyeth. Even as a young boy growing up healing. Both books can be purchased and signed at in Pennsylvania's rural Brandywine Valley, Wyeth Mysticatz, located at 2021 Strand #1, Galveston was fascinated by his intriguing neighbors, and or online at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. they would be a major source of his inspiration for more than seventy years. Karl Kuerner, hard- For more info call (409)740-1565, go to cathycatching.com, or facebook.com/ccatching. ened by poverty and his service in the German
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Spring is in the Air at The Library
pencils, crayons, pencils, and paper are available. March 16th (4:30-5:30) - Anime Club is for grades Rosenberg Library is located Downtown at 7-12. There will be pocky, soda, and anime. 2310 Sealy St., Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854 or go to rosenberg-library.org. All March 23rd (4:30-5:30pm) - Trivia Night - This new trivia contest begins with the new year. It uses events are free and open to the public. “Confuse,” and is super effective. A group of teens Children get together and try to get the most correct answers to win a prize. Most months Trivia Nights have Every Thursday Through April 26th (6-7pm) themes, so try and bone up on your knowledge. - Paws to Read - Beginning readers can practice reading skills with therapy dog Oliver. He’s loving, Event flyers display that month’s theme. kind and very non-judgmental. March 29th (4:30-6:15pm) - Throwback Thursday Movie Night – March’s movie is “The Truman Every Wednesday Through April 25th (9:309:50am) - Babytime is the perfect opportunity to Show.” Free popcorn and soda will be available. read, sing, and bond with your little one. Adults Every Wednesday Through April 25th Every Tuesday and Thursday (10-11am and (10-10:30am) - Toddlertime - This fun and 4-5pm) - EBook Drop-in Training Sessions energetic storytime features storytelling, rhymes, Come and get hands on assistance downloading music, puppets and movement. ebooks with your tablet, phone, or other smart devices. A librarian will assist you with setup, Saturdays, March 10th, April 21st, May 19th troubleshooting, and accessing e-books, e-audio(Drop-in between 10am-3pm) - Tech Time Come and explore a variety of tech trends during books, and other streaming content. these hands-on programs. Trivia Night and Board Games for Adults - Do you like trivia but don't enjoy the bar atmosphere? Spring Break Do you like playing board games but have diffi• March 12th (3pm) - Texas Snakes - Clint the culty finding a group to play with? Do you want a Snake Man returns for this fun event. Texas night just to yourselves, no children present? Look Snakes’ shows educate and entertain people of no further. Rosenberg Library will begin a monthly all ages, dispel myths and misconceptions, and Board Game Night as well as a Trivia Night. bring about a greater appreciation and respect Scheduled are: for these fascinating animals. • March 13th (10am-5pm) - Drop-In Game Day • March 12th (6:30-8:30pm) - Board Game Night • March 19th (6:30-7:30pm) - Trivia Night - Select a game from a collection or log onto a There will be a variety of board games to computer and try the Minecraft realm. from, as well as a librarian who can fully • March 14th (9:30-11:30am) - Obstacle Course choose explain game to you. Cooperative, social, strat- Think you have what it takes to overcome any egy, andthe more styles of board games are available. obstacle? Challenge yourself and test your skills The winning team will leave with a prize. Popcorn at our drop-in obstacle course. and refreshments will be provided • March 15th (7pm) - Family Fun Night: Magic Show with James Austin Banner - Come enjoy The New Museum Book Club April 4th - This program offers participants a more interactive a fantastic magic show presented by magician way of getting up close and personal with art and James Austin Banner. • Saturdays, March 17th, May 12th (10-10:30am) historical artifacts from the Rosenberg Library Museum. The April 2018 selection is “Frozen - Saturday Storytime - Kick off the weekend Lives” by LuLynne Streeter. This book offers with stories in the Children’s Department. examples of Realist art and historical items related March 26th (5-7:30pm) - Story Fair Open to German immigrant families and includes an House - Does your child attend Story Fair at the author talk and book signing with Lulynne Steeter. Library with their class? If so, bring the family This will be held 12-1pm in the Fox Room. Regisand learn what Story Fair is all about. tration is required. Call (409)763-8854 ext. 115 to register or for additional information.
Teens (Ages 13-18)
March 2nd (4-5:30pm) - Teen Gaming: Wii U and Board Games - Come play Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros. on a projector and big screen. There will also be new board games to play like Superfight, Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, and Sheriff of Nottingham. Never heard of those? That’s fine they will teach you how it works. March 5th (4:30-5:30pm) - Y.A.L.L. Meeting Y.A.L.L. (Young Adult Library Leaders) is a group for teens that discuss what they’d like to see at their library, such as different programs, projects, and initiatives. Snacks and soda provided. March 9th (4:30-5:30pm) - Artist Alley Drawing Workshop - Drawing, coloring sheets, colored
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This Month at Galveston Arts Center On Exhibit March 3rd-April 15th
Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two exhibitions in conjunction with the 2018 FotoFest Biennial opening Saturday, March 3rd, 6-9pm, with artist talks beginning at 6:30pm. In the first-floor gallery, AnnieLaurie Erickson investigates the physical apparatus of the Internet through photographs and interactive video works for the exhibition “Into the Digital Mesh.” In the second-floor 1878 and Brown Foundation Galleries, Paho Mann and Leigh Merrill investigate our personal and cultural relationships to the objects we collect and environments we inhabit for the exhibition “Collections, Keepsakes, Souvenirs.” These exhibitions are on view through April 15th. AnnieLaurie Erickson’s work investigates the physical apparatus of the Internet and digital surveillance. “Into the Digital Mesh” includes photographic works from her ongoing Data Shadows series, which examines Above: AnnieLaurie Erickson “Data Shadows,” 2017 Interactive video still Dimensions variable. the traces of information we leave behind as we traverse Below: Leigh Merrill “Blue Crush,” 2016 4 panels, 20” x 22” each the digital sea of the Internet. Traveling to every Google Data Center in the United States and Europe, and visiting the largest data facilities of Apple and Facebook, Erickson documents the massive infrastructure that houses our data, juxtaposing their unremarkable exteriors with their brightly colored and tangled interiors. Erickson’s work offers a symbolic gesture of “counterveillence,” illuminating the locations holding our data through photographs that peer back into the global scale of technology that Galveston Arts Center surveils our digital lives. (GAC) continues its annual In “Collections, Keepsakes, Souvenirs,” Paho Mann and Leigh speaker series, Conversations @ Merrill investigate our personal and cultural relationships to the The Center. The series features objects we collect and environments we inhabit, while addressing contemporary artists and other ideas of value, memory, and desire. Observation, photographic rep- professionals who speak about and show of their work, resentation, and the role of contemporary photographic technolo- practices, professions, or discuss issues inimages contemporary visual art. gies are central to their individual practices. This year’s theme will be Artists as Activists, including artists whose Through photography, video, and 3D imaging technologies, work engages communities, is political in nature, and acts as agents he examines the objects we own and consume to find evidence of for social change. The 2018 series features speakers, paired in conour identity and culture. Her images explore the construction of versation around their work through three Conversations. desire, fiction, and beauty in our urban landscapes, and what she 2018 Conversations @ The Center Schedule describes as “a culture of perpetual longing.” • Thursday, March 22nd (6:30pm) - John Pluecker and Carrie GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six Marie Schneider weeks in Downtown Galveston. Info is at galvestonartscenter.org. For more info call (409)763-2403, go to facebook.com/galves- • Thursday April 12th (6:30pm) - Lisa E. Harris and Prince Varughese Thomas tonartscenter, or galvestonartscenter.org.
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Mondays, March 5th-26th (5:30-7:30pm) - Life Drawing Studio Be sure to reserve your space early. Drawing the human figure from a live model is the foundation of nearly all studio art programs. If you have an interest in portrait painting, character design, comics/ manga, game design, illustration, animation, fashion design, anatomical drawing, or just learning to “see” like an artist, this is for you. Life Drawing Studio at Galveston Arts Center meets for two hours on select Monday evenings. Live models pose for short “gesture” and longer poses of up to 90 minutes. Focus is on study of the human figure in its natural state; models typically appear, nude or occasionally semi-clothed/draped. Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies. Cost is $40 per 4-week block. Tuesdays, March 6th-27th (6-8pm) Ceramic Studio - This is offered in 4-week blocks following ArtWalk. Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinchpots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. All materials and supplies provided. Beginners welcome. Cost is $100. Wednesdays, March 7th-April 11th (5:30-7:30pm) - Drypoint Etching Printmaking Studio - Explore a variety of professional printmaking techniques with exhibiting artist Amber Kaiser of Burning Bones Press. Classes are offered in 6-week sessions, each focusing on a particular technique such as block printing, monotype, drypoint, collagraph, and screen printing. Students may continue in a favorite style or method during subsequent sessions after taking the introductory session. Nothing matches the excitement of rolling your paper through the press and pulling out your first original print. Learn how to correctly sign and number editions, create a series of prints, and prepare and mat your work for safe storage or framing. This is for ages 14-adult. Materials provided. The next 4-week block is April 25th-May 30th, Screen Printing is the topic. Cost is $150. Friday, March 9th (5-7pm) - Art Happy Hour Open Studio Night - Select Fridays after ArtWalk, GAC hosts a casual open-studio session in the spacious Studio Classroom. Bring a project to work on or use some of the basic art materials provided for a self-guided activity. Enjoy the company and inspiration of fellow artists as well as music and refreshments as you unwind from your week. Open to adults and teens. Upcoming Studio Nights are: April 27th: Family Art Night; June 8th: Art Happy Hour; and July 20th: Family Art Night.
Spring Break Art Camps Offered at GAC For families staying
in Galveston this year for spring break, or those who will be entertaining young guests, Galveston Arts Center has kids’ creative needs covered over the break. GAC will host Art Camps Monday-Friday, March 12th-16th. Campers can enroll in either of two camps: one from 9am-12 noon for artists in grades K-2, and the other from 1-4pm for artists in grades 3-7. Grade levels are merely suggestions, but all students must at least be in Kindergarten. These camps are three hours a day for five days and will allow students to dive into a project and explore it over the course of the week. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack. Art Camps are held in the fully accessible studio classroom at Galveston Arts Center at 2127 Strand. Galveston Arts Center members can receive a $30 discount off the $150 tuition for the week. All materials are included.
Time Travel Art Camp – Grades K-2 (Monday-Friday, 9am12 noon) - Time Travel through art with teaching artist Rachel Stokes. Each day, campers will cover a different time period in art, from prehistoric cave-painting to imagining the art of the future. Kids will create multimedia flat and 3-D take-home and group art projects for hands-on exploration of art history, new skills, and creative problem-solving. For artists in Kindergarten-grade 2. World Travel Art Camp – Grades 3-7 (Monday-Friday, 1-4pm) - See the world in art with teaching artist Cristal Aldrete. Campers will explore and imagine art in different locales, paying special attention to how traditional cultural art forms influence contemporary art and new media in those places. Work together on group art projects and independently on take-home creations; discover inspiring techniques and ideas through the lens of world travel. For artists grades 3-7. Education programs at Galveston Arts Center strive to explore contemporary art topics and to improve understanding of the techniques and thought processes behind art making. Programs offer dynamic lesson plans that encourage students to learn new skills, take creative risks, develop original ideas, and express themselves with confidence and joy. Online enrollment is currently open at galvestonartscenter.org/ spring-art-camp.
Affaire d’Art (2227 Postoffice St., Suite B, (409)789-0079, affairedart.com) - Affaire d’Art will be participating in FotoFest with an exhibition called “Galveston: A Different View.” The idea for the show was born from two photographers with very different shooting styles, Alicia Boles and Kristy Allmon. Boles tends toward an edgy, modern and urban feel and is most often noted for her power line photography. Allmon’s style is soft, luminous, and ethereal. The gallery will host a special artist reception March 16th from 6:30-9pm. Both artists will be present. Alchemy Studio & Gallery (2208 Postoffice St., (713)823-7952) - Starting March 3rd, “A New Art Space” with Regina Lee and friends will be showing. There will be a reception 6-10pm. Beta Gallery Fine Art by Mary K. Farragher (2328 Strand, Ste. 206, (409)370-3707, facebook.com/ BetaGalleryMaryKFarragher) - Beta is the Gold Winner for Best Art Gallery and Best Local Artist (Mary K Farragher) by Galveston.com’s Best of the Island 2017. Join Beta Gallery for the March 3rd ArtWalk featuring new work by Mary K Farragher, Chalda Maloff, Robert Dampier, Ulysses Penfield, Jussi Tinnemeyer, Jan Arthur Harrell, Edward Drozdik, Leslie Le Cornu, Jeffery Piper and special guest local architect David Mullican. There will be champagne March 3rd for ArtWalk. Elizabeth Punches Gallery (403 22nd St., (740)624-7797) - Come to the ArtWalk Auction and also see new work by Elizabeth Punches. Select works will be available for silent auction with low minimum bids. There will be a reception from 6-9pm. Final bids will be drawn at 9pm. From the HeART Gallery (2111 Postoffice St., (409)300-3009, fromtheheart.gallery) - Celebrate ArtWalk in a new location and get a sneak peak at the new building (and work in progress)! G. Lee Gallery (2215 Postoffice St., (409)3707350, gleegallery.net) - Seventeen artists who were selected to participate in the Gallery’s Five Year Anniversary Show are currently on exhibit. March 3rd, 1-9pm, come meet these artists: Elizabeth Allensworth George, Lou Sprecher, Debi Starr and resident artist George Douglas Lee will be showing still lifes, landscapes, contemporary and iconic
as pillows, coasters, and pens beautifully printed with his photography. Rose West also exhibits at Q2, you’ll love her small paintings of Joey’s photographs. Her usual high style and attention to detail ArtWalk will be held throughout town, ranging prevails. in time from 4-10pm. This event is held mostly in the heart of the downtown historic district, and other René Wiley Gallery (2128 Postoffice St., (409)750parts of the Island. ArtWalk is a free event that takes 9077, renewileyart.com) - On display will be place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit art spaces, and what are called “other walls,” res“Rene Wiley: Spring Habitat.” The gallery also has taurants, and retail stores. For a brochure, go to galvestonartscenter.org. Future dates are April coastal inspired tree sculptures from James Phillips, 21st, June 2nd, July 14th, August 25th, October 14th, and November 24th. intricate wooden bowls by Dale Hooks, hand dyed fabric mosaics by Brenda Bunten-Schloesser, and Galveston landmarks in oil, acrylic and mixed icon and deserves attention. colorful glass sculptures by Bill Meek. There will media. Also available are oils by Bob Guicheret, be a reception 6-9pm. These works will be on view Galveston Artist Residency (2521 Ships Mechanic Svetlana Bazaman, Bud Clayton, jewelry by Annette Row, (409)974-4446, galvestonartistresidency. through April 9th. Kinslow, and silk fabric art by Heather Schiappa. org) The Galveston Artist Residency is excited Saralene Tapley Gallery (2326 Strand St., Suite Gallery Evasion (217 Tremont St., (281)508-1420) to announce the Open Call for Applications for 260, (917)626-1368) - On view is “Saralene - Founder Bridget Pugh is a self taught artist with a the 2018 - 2019 residency year. Application and Tapley–Crimson: An Exhibition of Figurative qualifications can be found online at galvestonart- Monotypes.” There will be a reception 6-9pm vision allowing art to give a moment of escapism, istresidency.com. hence the name Évasion, which is French for March 3rd. These works are on view till April 20th. escapism. GIANT Art and Design Showroom (2427 Market, Third Coast Gallery (2413 Mechanic, (409)974Galveston Arts Center (2127 Strand St., (409)763- (409)392-3331, miltonausherman.com) - This 4661 or (281)900-0444, thirdcoastgalleries.com) month, Giant is privileged to show a large selection - On exhibit this month is “Marie Leterme: Prints 2403, galvestonartscenter.org) - Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two exhibitions in conjunc- of Jane Allensworth paintings completed between and Sculptures” and works by Maggie Fuller, Karla 1994 and 2017. Jane’s minimalist style and color tion with the 2018 FotoFest Biennial opening Mock, Joe Henderson, and Jack Morris. There will sense have been developed over many years as a Saturday, March 3rd, 6-9pm, with artist talks be a reception 5:30-10pm March 3rd. practicing professional artist. beginning at 6:30pm. In the first-floor gallery, Vacations on Canvas (2204 Postoffice St., Suite AnnieLaurie Erickson investigates the physical Heard Gallery (2217 Postoffice St., (903)357apparatus of the Internet through photographs and 9073, theheardgallery.com) - The gallery owner and A, (409)974-4066, vacationoncanvas.com) - On interactive video works for the exhibition “Into the artist Ray Heard, features artwork that incorporates display is “Life on the Island is One Long Weekend – Original Oil Paintings by Robert Peterson.” There Digital Mesh.” In the second-floor 1878 and Brown thick brush strokes and even thicker pallet knife Foundation Galleries, Paho Mann and Leigh Merrill applications. This artistic combination is meant to will be a reception 6-9pm March 3rd, investigate our personal and cultural relationships encourage a multi-dimensional experience, giving Other Walls to the objects we collect and environments we viewers a sense of walking right into the painting. The Grand 1894 Opera House (2020 Postoffice St., inhabit for the exhibition “Collections, Keepsakes, Edna’s Room, (409)763-8620, thegrand.com) - The Islandframed (515 25th St., (409)256-0062, Souvenirs.” Grand will be showing the winning banners for islandframed.com) - On exhibit will be “Randall Galveston Art League (2117A Postoffice St., Kirby Cogburn: Texas Landscapes and Seascapes of the 2018 Grand Kids Festival. These banners were (409)621-1008, galvestonartleague.com) - Ariane Galveston.” There will be a reception 6-9pm. These created by the student winners who painted the Edmundson, the March featured artist, was first banners. There will be a reception 6-9pm. works will be on view through April 20th. moved by artwork in her childhood, when her Mosquito Café (628 14th St., (409)763-1010, The Proletariat Gallery (2221 Market St., mother took her to great museums around the (409)356-9092, proletariatgallery.com) - On exhibit mosquitocafe.com) - Works by “Sallie Anderson: world. Paintings and sculptures spoke to her and a Peck of Posies,” are on display. These waterstill do today. Ariane has painted realism to abstract is “Tisha Thompson Adams: Floral Anatomy.” There Pick will be a reception 6-11pm March 3rd. These works colors of her favorite flowers. expressionist works while striving to speak this will be on view through April 20th. language better, to clearly express joy and beauty. Rosenberg Library (2310 Sealy, Fox Room, Her works include portraits, abstracts and horses. (409)996-5040, nsartists.org) - On exhibit will Q2 Gallery (2208 Postoffice St., Downtown She will exhibit horse paintings at the Galveston be the National Society of Artists: Spring Member Galveston, (409)256-0762) - Joey Quiroga is known for his energy as well as his photography. He LSAG show for one night only. There will be a gallery in March. Her wild horse series focuses on has now added original paintings to his line, as well reception 3-5pm. communicating to the viewer how the horse is an
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40 Bands, 50 Shows, 4 Days & 1 Island Come Together:
Third Coast Music Festival The Third Coast Music Festival takes center stage the last weekend in April with 35 bands and 50 shows held on historic Galveston Island. This new island festival features bands of numerous genres including blues, country, Cajun, soul, folk, Latin, and more. This is a unique opportunity to hear great live music in unique venues throughout Galveston. This isn’t a festival in a field, it’s a unique experience for guests to hear some of the nation’s best live music performing across the island including Rodney Crowell, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Mike and the Moonpies, Two Tons of Steel, Peterson Brothers Band, and many more. A highlight will be Sunday, April 29th (6:30pm), Texas music legend Rodney Crowell will perform at the The Grand 1894 Opera House. Born and raised in Houston, Crowell is one of the most influential singer-songwriters of his generation. His music has garnered numerous awards from the Americana Music Association, Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association, in addition to winning two Grammys. Joe Robinson, whose accolades include winning “Australia’s Got Talent” and being voted Best New Talent by “Guitar Player” magazine readers, will open. Ticketing options for this special show are available at thirdcoastmusicfestival.com/tickets. Tickets for this performance start at $30. Other bands to perform are: Brandon McDermott, Chansons Et Soulards, Charlie and The Regrets, Dandy Wellington, Denice Franke, Drew Kennedy, El Lago, El Tule, Fanfare! Music Academy, Folk Family Revival, Geno Delafose, Grady Spencer and The Work, Harvest Thieves, Jaimee Harris, Jamie Lin Wilson, Joe Robinson, John Evans, Kevin Anthony & G-Town, Keyun & The Zydeco Masters, Los Mighty Hooks, Matt Harlan, Matt Mejia, Matt Tolentino Band, Mike and The Moonpies, Mike Stinson, The Nightowls, Patrice Pike & Wayne Sutton, The Peterson Brothers, The Powell Brothers, Robert
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Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th St. Tish Hinojosa is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Hinojosa’s blend of folk, country, Latino, and pop has an undeniable far reaching appeal, garnering her accolades such as a White House concert at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton and teaming up with artists such as Joan Baez, Booker T. Jones, Flaco Jimenez, Pete Seeger, and Dwight Yoakam. Cover is $30. March 16th (10pm1am) - The Line Up will perform at Yaga’s Cafe, Downtown Galveston. Kick off your weekend at Yaga’s Cafe grooving to the sounds of live music and all your favorite cover band songs from the past, present and will have you singing along on the dance floor. March 18th (9am) - HGTV’s Anitra Jay will be in concert at the downtown branch of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market till 1pm. Anitra Jay is an acoustic soul singer-songwriter based in Houston. With a recent musical feature on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters, Anitra Jay presents a whimsically soulful all-cautionto-the-wind interpretation of music. Born and raised in New Orleans, Anitra's vocals highlight her roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel. Anita will also perform at MOD Coffeehouse March 24th at 7pm. March 23rd (8:30pm) - Paige Lewis will be at Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Splitting time between L.A. and Texas, Paige Lewis is a singer/songwriter with a passionate voice, a vibrant guitar, and an even crazier schedule. Writing and performing insightful songs in the vein of Stevie Nicks or Carole King, Paige is an ASCAP award-winning songwriter with four full-length studio albums. Cover is $12 at the door. March 30th (7pm) - Catherine Stroud will perform at MOD Coffeehouse - Local artist and musician Catherine Stroud delights your ears on the MOD Coffeehouse patio for a relaxing evening. This event is family friendly and free, although tips are greatly appreciated. April 8th (3pm) - Harbors over Highways will perform at Woody’s Beach Bar on the deck. No cover charge. April 14th (10pm-2am) - The Blaggards will be at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 213 22nd St. The Blaggards rock it every single time, from covers to originals you are bound to get on the floor and move to some Stout Irish Rock. Also, May 12th, The Blaggards will perform at Saengerfest Park at 6pm.
Every Tuesday (8pm) - Open Mic with Zak Perry takes place at Sharky’s Tavern. Come join for a night of drinks, pizza, and a lively jam. Every Friday (9pm-12 midnight) - Galveston Djembe Drum Circle will be held at Jimmy’s on the Pier. Everyone is welcome. 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. Every Friday and Saturday (5-10pm) - Jazz Duo Reg and Cary - Listen to the sweet sounds Kuhn, Rodney Crowell, Tessy Lou and The Shot- of jazz at the Galvez Bar & Grill, 2024 Seawall Blvd., where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on gun Stars, Tomar and The FCs, Two Tons of standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano Steel, and Wood & Wire. performing popular jazz standards in the bar Venues are: The Grand 1894 Opera House (2020 Postoffice), Hotel Galvez & Spa (2024 Sea- area. Performances are free. For more info call (409)765-7721 or go to hotelgalvez.com. wall), Galveston Island Beach Revue (2102 Seawall), The Proletariat Gallery & Public House Every Sunday (1-5pm) - Sunday Hootenanny (2221 Market), Yaga’s Cafe (2314 Strand), Bubwill take place at Galveston Island Brewery. Bring ba’s on The Strand (2404 Strand), Old Quarter the family, fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins and Acoustic Cafe (413 20th St.), Stuttgarden Tavern swap songs. (2110 Strand), and The 1859 St. Joseph’s Church Every Sunday starting March 4th (3-6pm) (2202 Avenue K). Sunday Funday Music on the Albatross Patio General admission wristbands ($40), allow - Join the fun on the patio every Sunday for a access to all official festival performances. VIP wristbands ($125), allow access to all official fes- little live music. There is no cover charge. If the weather is bad, the music will move inside. tival performances, exclusive VIP only events, merchandise, and more. VIP wristbands are limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone. If capac- Concerts & Events ity permits, there will be tickets sold at the door March 11th (4pm) - Beethoven: Fifth Symphony of each venue which is good for that one night with Galveston Symphony Orchestra will be at that venue only. An attendee wanting to go to performed at The Grand, 2020 Postoffice St. another venue or on another night can pay at the This concert is presented by Trond Saeverud, door each time. Conductor, and will feature Copland – “John Henry,” Coleridge-Taylor – Ballade for Orchestra, 10th annual Op.33, Bennett – Suite of Old American Dances, Galveston and Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No.3, Island Beach Op.30; Andrew Staupe, piano. The Galveston Revue Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering Also, this is and performing the full range of symphonic literathe new home ture. For more info call (409)763-2481) or go to to the 10th galvestonsymphony.org. One remaining concert annual Galvesis April 22nd (4pm) - From Youthful Passion to ton Island Beach Artistic Salvation. Revue. At the Beach Revue, March 2nd (8pm) - Jerry Jeff Walker - One of the Galveston’s vinLone Star State’s most popular musical ambastage past meets sadors, Jerry Jeff Walker, returns to The Grand in present day fun featuring vintage inspired fun, concert. Walker has been called “Mister Bojanheadlined by the Bathing Beauties contest. Make gles,” “The Gypsy Songman,” and “The Jimmy your plans now for April 28th for great music Buffett of Texas.” Praised for his unpretentious and the world famous Bathing Beauties contest. poetic sensibility and restrained, but endearing This year’s Beach Revue will feature three singing style, Walker is a gifted storyteller with musical acts in conjunction with the festival a “say what you mean, sing what you say” and admission is free for all activities at Beach delivery. Tickets start at $35. Tickets are available Central. by contacting The Grand’s at (409)765-1894, The Revue features events Friday and Satur- (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. day culminating in the Bathing Beauties Contest. March 10th (8:30pm) - Tish Hinojosa and The contest itself has become a must-see event as locals and tourists of all ages swarm the beach Tommy Lewis will perform in concert at Old and seawall for a glimpse at the vintage swimsuits, parasols, and of course the “world famous” Bathing Beauties themselves. For those considering joining the ranks of Carroll Old Quarter Acoustic is a music venue that the world famous Bathing Beauties, open appli• March 10th supports live, original music and is located at cations for the contest are now being accepted. (8:30pm) 413 20th St., in Downtown Galveston. For Download the application at galvestonbeachreTish Hinojosa tickets and more info, go to oldquarteracousticvue.com. A total of 30 contestants will be cafe.com or find them on Facebook. Events this (full band) selected for this year’s contest. Cut-off date to regand Tommy month are: ister is Friday, April 20th. Lewis March 17th - The Humane Society Benefit The Galveston Island Beach Revue is held at • March 16th Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd. Visit galvesCome out for the annual benefit! You can (8pm) tonbeachrevue.com to keep up to date with the donate items for the benefit such as dog/cat Susan Gibfestival. food, blankets, old towels, toys, office supplies, son with or cash money (check). There will be live music Jana Pochop and auction items. The doors open at 7pm opening and music begins at 8:30pm. Cover charge is a • March 23rd donation item, or cash. (8pm) - Paige Lewis (solo Weekly acoustic) • Every Wednesday - Open mic with Neil • March 24th (8pm) - Gabe Wootton SongwritDown & Fiscal Cliff ers Series with Megan Bee and Michael Martin • Every Thursday - Open mic with new Coun• March 30th (8:30pm) - Guy Forsyth try Legend Kitty Litter • March 31st (8:30pm) - Jesse Dayton Upcoming Shows • April 5th (8:30pm) - Bri Bagwell and Amy • March 2nd (8:30pm) - Bruce Robison and Andrews Kevin Anthony and G-Town opening • April 6th (8:30pm) - John Evans & Lew Card • March 3rd (8:30pm) - Marina Rocks Song Swap • March 9th (8:30pm) - Adam and Chris • April 7th (8:30pm) - Harbors over Highways
Music and Annual Humane Society Benefit at The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
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Friday, March 2nd The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Beerfoot - Brandon McDermott, 8-12 Bubba’s On The Strand – Mark May Band, 9-1 Drunken Monkeyz - The Feel Band, 8-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 The Grand - Jerry Jeff Walker, 8pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Matthew Williams, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Bruce Robison, Kevin Anthony, 8-12 Rum Shack – Level One, 9-1
Sharkey’s – Abraham Weaver Band, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Dial Up, 10-1
6-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Marina Rocks, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Poison Ivy Trio, 5-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Six Gun Keys, 9-1 Saturday, March 3rd Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 B. Jiggers – Radio Live, 9-1 Stuttgarden – Shawn Michaels, 7-11 Beerfoot - Geoff Fish, 8-12 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Yaga’s – SBMT, 10-1 Bubba’s At Tiki – Illumiyachty, 9-1 Sunday, March 4th The Grand - The Julian Bliss Septet, 8pm Albatross - David Richardson, 3-6 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Mystery Loves Company, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan
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Museum - DEM, 9 Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6
Monday, March 5th The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Tuesday, March 6th The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour,
7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Wednesday, March 7th
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8-12 Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Thursday, March 8th
B. Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum -– Anitra Jay, 3pm Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Friday, March 9th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Midnight Release, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – James Sturrock, 5-8 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse Tommy Lewis, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Adam & Chris Carroll, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Zach Tate, 5-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – OMG, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Chevy Sevier, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1
Saturday, March 10th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – CC Rider, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Drums Of The Pacific, 1-6 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Brandon Williams, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Tish Hinojosa, Tommy Lewis, 9-1 Poop Deck – Nite Wave, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - A Sure Thing, 2-6, City Nights, 7-11 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Radio Frequency, 9-1 Saengerfest Park - A Sure Thing, 6-9 Sharkey’s - Tod & Craig, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 VFW Galveston Mydolls, Hey Jellie, El Lago, Kink Shame, 8-12 Woody’s Beach Bar – Zak Perry, 7-10 Yaga’s – Midnight River Choir, 10-1
Sunday, March 11th
Albatross - Jaredd Reed, 3-6 Beerfoot - Jacob Stiefel, 8-12 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum - Leslie Krafka, 9am Galveston Island Brewing - Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Pleasure Pier - Jake Bush Band, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6
Monday, March 12th
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The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Pleasure Pier - Bama Breeze Trio, 6-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12
Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Tuesday, March 13th
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Galveston Island Brewing – Dr. B on the Keys, 4-7 Pleasure Pier - Adrian Michael, 1-5, Jedi Trio, 6-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Wednesday, March 14th
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Pleasure Pier - Sofa Kings, 1-5, Sofa Kings, 6-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Thursday, March 15th
B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum – Tommy Lewis, 3pm Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Macoe’s - Robert Kuhn, 6-8 Pleasure Pier - Adrian Michael, 2-6, Jack Nelson, 7-11 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Friday, March 16th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Rapture , 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - The Spinning Game, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Susan Gibson, Jana Pochop, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Bourbon Brothers, 2-6, Bourbon Brothers, 7-11 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Spotlights, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Nite Waves, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1
Saturday, March 17th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B. Jiggers – LN & The Crush, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Illumiyachty, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Castaway Radio, 3-6 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Christie Glaser, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Humane Society Benefit, 9-1 Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Infinity’s Twin, 2-6, Shotgun Road, 7-11 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Rachel Rose Band, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Campfire Soul, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – DJ NonStopp, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s Beach Bar – Philip Griffin Band, 7-10 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1
Sunday, March 18th
Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Woody’s Beach Bar – Caleb, 7-10
Monday, March 19th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Tuesday, March 20th
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Wednesday, March 21st
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Thursday, March 22nd
B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum - DEM, 3pm Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Friday, March 23rd
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Bobby Territo, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – DEM, 5-9 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse Paper Sparrow, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Paige Lewis, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Bristol Fashion, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - South Coast Outfit, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – Zac Wilkerson, 10-1
Saturday, March 24th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B. Jiggers – Mambo Jazz Kings, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Bare Necessity, 9-1 The Grand - Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, 8pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Anitra Jay, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Gabe Wootton, Megan Bee, Michael Martin, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Blue Groove Trio, 5-9 Poop Deck – Nite Wave, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Sol Flair, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern – Stranded Band, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Stuttgarden – Hennessy, 7-11 Tin Cup’s - Harbors Over Highways, 7-10 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s Beach Bar – The New Offenders, 7-10 Yaga’s – Vegas Stars, 10-1
Albatross - Smith & Turner, 3-6 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Sunday, March 25th Bryan Museum – Anita Jay, 9am Albatross - James Sturrock, 3-6 The Grand - Rob Landes Trio, 4pm Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Pleasure Pier -The Rikkis, 2-6 Bryan Museum – Tommy Lewis,
9am Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Pleasure Pier - Shekere Trio, 2-6 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Woody’s Beach Bar – New Clear Weapon, 7-10
Monday, March 26th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Tuesday, March 27th
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Open Mic, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Wednesday, March 28th
The Bar at San Luis – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
David Richardson MARCH 11TH
Thursday, March 29th
B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, Bryan Museum - Brad Basker, 3pm Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Robert Kuhn, 9-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 San Luis Lounge – Trio Du Jour, 7:30-11:30 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Jaredd Reed MARCH 18TH
Smith & Turner
Friday, March 30th
The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Fuse, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Bobby Territo, 8-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 Mod Coffeehouse Catherine Stroud, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Guy Forsyth, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – The Goods, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Jypsy Rose, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 Saturday, March 31st The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B. Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing - 4pc Honky-Tonk Band, 4-8 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 6-10 MOD Coffeehouse - Brent & Kate, 7-9 Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Jesse Dayton, 9-1 Pleasure Pier - Radio Frequency, 5-9 Poop Deck – Nite Wave, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sharky’s Tavern – Cool Under Fire, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Stuttgarden – Shawn Michaels, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Woody’s Beach Bar – Pushwater Band, 7-10 Yaga’s – Heights Funk Collective, 10-1
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