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This year’s Poker Run will take place at 23rd St. and Strand, right in front of Fuddruckers benefiting Rolling Thunder Inc. - Texas Chapter 1 & 2. The Poker Run offers activities for rally participants providing places for them to ride as well as introducing them to some of the most interesting and unique locations on Galveston Island. To participate in The Poker Run, stop in at their location at 23rd St. in front of Fuddruckers Restaurant to sign up, and you will receive one free raffle ticket. You have all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until 6pm to complete the route. Register for the Poker Run and receive a chance to win a Bond Arms Patriot! The Rolling Thunder Inc. – Texas Chapter The largest motorcycle rally in the nation, now in its 16th year, the Lone Star Rally kicks off 1 & 2 will also be displaying their Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall all four days of the rally for November 2nd-5th on the island. And with it, more than 500,000 cyclists over four days come everyone to visit. Be sure to stop by their location to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate to party! sacrifice for our freedom. This year’s rally will feature more than 40 free concerts, day and night, on two sound stages Outlaw Dave’s Ranch Ride - November 4th with acts scheduled from 12 noon on Thurs(8:30am) day-Sunday evening. The stages will be located In its 14th year, The Outlaw Dave Ranch Ride will at Saengerfest Park once again roar down I-45 south to Galveston at 23rd and Strand Island for the Lone Star Rally. Registration is at Downtown, and at Beach Central at 21st Stubbs Harley Davidson, located at 610 South and Telephone Road in Houston, on Saturday, and Seawall Blvd. November 4th at 8:30am with breakfast served The Lone Star at 9am. After breakfast, be sure to pick up some Rally event is more eagerly awaited than goodies by getting involved in the auction starting at 10am. Kick Stands Up will be promptly at ever before! 11am. This will be an escorted ride to Galveston. Acts will perform the best in Clas- There is a minimum of $20 donation per person, which includes breakfast, a commemorative sic Rock, Top 40, Country, Tribute, and t-shirt, and goodies. The Outlaw Dave Show’s Ranch Ride is benefiting the Stevens and Pruett Blues throughout the weekend. Rally goers will Ranch. Now in their 37th year serving Southeast take in some of the most spectacular waterfront riding available along the Gulf, coupled with the Texas, the Ranch works with at risk youth to picturesque architecture and bike-only accessibil- rehabilitate rescued and abused animals. ity of Historic Downtown Galveston! Perewitz Paint Show - Friday, November 3rd The center of activity is The Strand, where (10am-1pm) thousands of rides roar their way up the street Held at Galvez Hotel on Seawall, there will be in a thunderous parade showcasing the hottest custom painted trophies, prizes, and much more! custom paint and coolest aftermarket accessories. Across town, at Beach Central Park, a second This is a fun creative event for everyone. concert stage offers entertainment throughout the Top Bike Builders Compete through “In Motion” weekend along with bike displays, bike shows, for $10,000 Prize and one-of-a-kind vendors. For more details, visit online at lonestarrally. For the first time com or “like” Lone Star Rally on Facebook. The ever, Lucas Oils rally also offers a free smartphone app, download- and the Lone Star able from iTunes or Google Play, where rally goers Rally will host can get up-to-the-minute notifications of schedule some of the nation’s best builders and changes and exclusive offers and discounts. craftsmen at “In Motion” this year at Rally. The There are countless events to choose from. the $10,000 prize has brought the Best of the Events Best to Galveston. In addition to bringing their From Bike Games to Top Bike Builder Com- latest handcrafted machines, each builder must complete a shake down ride on Thursday that petitions, there is a lot going on this year! end on the Strand for a VIP Meet & Greet VIP Ride Down the Strand “Shake Down Ride will party to kick off the show. If a builder does not in Motion” - Thursday, November 2nd (8pm) complete the ride, for any reason, their bike will This hugely popular ride features bikes galore! still be on display however, it will just have a “Not “Cycle Source Magazine’s” VIP Ride Down the Eligible For Voting” sign displayed with it. For Strand with the In Motion Builders will take place more info or to purchase your VIP package go with a chance to meet some of the industry’s most to lonestarrally.com. Jeff Cochran, Will Ramsey, talented builders as they get ready to perform Xavier Muriel, Ryan Gore, Kiwi Mike Tomas, the “Shake Down Ride in Motion.” Meet at Beach Majik Mike, Kyle Shorey, Chris Moose, Jimme Lee Central at Seawall at 8pm and parade down to the & JC Coen, Austin Andrella, Pat Jensen, and RJ Strand. You must have VIP tickets to participate Powel will participate along with others. in this ride. It is free to watch along the route.
Galveston Readies for the Roar of the 2017 Lone Star Rally!
and Beach Central Park at Seawall. As well as, hundreds of vendors selling everything from leatherwear to jewelry, sunglasses to crab cake sandwiches, will fill every nook and corner of the Strand and along the Seawall. From Mystery Designs, a trike conversion manufacturer, Rick Fairless’ Strokers Dallas, Dallas’ largest seller of factory custom and custom built motorcycles - there is a lot to see at Rally this year. Misfit Industries will also be present to show you their newest bikes. Jewelry, clothing will be available as well as custom motorcycle goods and products, audio sources, photo opportunities, performance options, latest products, accessories and tons more.
• Tom Keifer from Nashville, Tennessee, 10pm
Saturday, November 4th
• Black Water Mountain from Houston, 12 noon • Pete Schlegel Band from Maryville, Tennessee, 2pm • Zach Tate Band from Houston, 4pm • Highway To Hell from Tampa, Florida, 6pm • Bobby Friss Band from Florida, 8pm • Sawyer Brown from Nashville, Tennessee, 10pm
Sunday, November 5th
• Hillbilly Vegas from Poteau, Oklahoma, 12 noon • Shallow Side from Cullman, Alabama, 2pm • Vanilla Ice from Florida, 4pm
Beach Central Stage Thursday, November 2nd
• Michael Anthony & Broken Duckfeet from San Antonio, 12 noon • Jack Nelson Band from Huntsville, 2pm • Cody Cooke And The Bayou Outlaws from Stonewall, Louisiana, 4pm • Zach Tate Band from Houston, 6pm Car & Truck Shows Thursday, November 2nd starting at 12 noon, the • Miss Intent from Ormond Beach, Florida, 8pm • Stone Senate from Nashville, Tennessee, 10pm “One Day Cruising” show will be on display on the pier at Harbor House. Friday, November 3rd Friday, November 3rd, 10am-5pm, 2nd Annual • TBA, 12 noon • Creed Fisher Band from Austin, 2pm Truck and Jeep Show will be held. This will feature trucks, Jeeps, and Rat Rods on Pier 21 on • David Allan Coe from Akron, Ohio, 4pm • Miss Intent from Ormond Beach, Florida, 6pm Harborside. • Zach Tate Band from Houston, 8pm Saturday-Sunday, November 4th-5th, 10am-5pm, • Crossroad Station from Columbus, Ohio, 10pm The 5th Annual Drive-In Car Show will feature Saturday, November 4th Pre 72’ Hot rods, sleds, rods, rats, classics, and • Will Carter Band from Katy, 12 noon muscle cars. • Stone Senate from Nashville, Tennessee, 2pm • David Allan Coe from Akron, Ohio, 4pm Miss Lone Star Rally • Miss Intent from Ormond Beach, Florida, 6pm Who will be the next Miss Lone Star Rally? • Hillbilly Vegas from Poteau, Oklahoma, 8pm Miss Lone Star finals will be held on Saturday • Shallow Side from Cullman, Alabama, 10pm night, November 4th at the Budweiser Stage at Sunday, November 5th Saengerfest Park starting around 8pm. • Black Water Mountain from Houston, 12 noon The Music • Pete Schlegel Band from Maryville, Tennessee, 2pm More than 35 free musical perforMore Info & Tickets mances in genres It is free to browse around the rally and see from classic rock and the bikes and booths. VIP tickets are available for adult contemporary balcony access and to participate in events at lonto rockin’ country estarrally.com. will take place durFor the best views overlooking the Strand ing the Rally on two sound stages. The main stage and the Budweiser Stage at Saengerfest Park, is at Saengerfest Park Downtown and the second Lone Star Rally VIP Passes are the way to go. VIPs stage is at Beach Central Park in front of the Hotel get three Happy Hour Parties and two Bagel & Galvez. Bloody Mary’s Refresher Events at the Roof GarHeadliner acts include Tom Keifer, former den venue with dedicated cash bars at both venfrontman for Cinderella, Friday night and coun- ues. Devil’s Cut VIP venue will encompass the try legends Sawyer Brown playing Saturday. The entire building and balcony this year and will music line up is: feature exclusive viewing of the In Motion Bike Bike Giveaway Builders Challenge display. The Roof Garden Biker Games - Friday, November 3rd (1-4pm) GEICO Motorcycle is giving away a bike at Downtown Stage venue offers air conditioning, real bathrooms, and The “Cycle Source Magazine’s” Old Time Motor- the 2017 Lone Star Rally! You can enter at the November 2nd elevator/handicapped access. All-Weekend and cycle Rodeo Games will be held at Beach Central GEICO booth at 23rd St. and Strand, the GEICO Thursday, Garner Band from Austin, 12 noon Day Passes are still available. Get yours at lonePark on the Seawall. Win the Whiskey Barrel Roll Table across from the booth at 23rd and Strand, • Wayne • Creed Fisher Band from Austin, 2pm starrally.com. Prices start at $50. by participating in the Weenie Bite, Slow Race, or online. The big winner announcement is • Crossroad Station from Columbus, Ohio, 4pm Fans should download the free Lone Star and Plank Walk. Registration begins at 12 noon Saturday night from the Budweiser Stage. You • David Allan Coe from Akron, Ohio, 6pm Rally smartphone App from iTunes or Google with the event starting at 1pm. can check out the bike on display throughout the • Bobby Friss Band from Florida, 10pm Play for last minute details, special offers, direcRally in front of the Saengerfest Park stage. Custom Bike Shows - Saturday, November 4th tional information, biker-friendly bars and hotels, Friday, November 3rd and announcements. • TBA, 12 noon (10am-3pm) Cool Stuff to See Havana Alley Cigar Shop and Lounge is • Stone Senate from Bronx, New York, 2pm “Cycle Source Magazine’s” Ride-In Custom Bike the official Lone Star Rally Headquarter location • Cody Cooke And The Bayou Outlaws from Show will take place at Beach Central Park on Bike Builders & Other Vendors in Galveston. There is a lot of parking available, Stonewall, Louisiana, 4pm the Seawall. It is free to sign up and awards will Big rig displays of motorcycle parts and acceslocated at 201 26th St., (409)621-1166, havana• Bobby Friss Band from Florida, 6pm be presented at 4:30pm. Prizes will be awarded sories will dot the island’s three event zones: alley.com. for Sportster Street, Sportster Radical, Big Twin • Highway To Hell from Tampa, Florida, 8pm Downtown/The Strand, Harborside at Pier 21, GalvestonIslandGuide.com • 5
Galveston Holiday Events To Include New Downtown Lanterns & Lights Plus Cirque Joyeux Noel Show A new event will light up Downtown Galves-
than 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays. Visitors to the festival can also go ice-skating at the Moody Gardens outdoor ice rink or snow tubing on the Arctic Ice Slide. Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. For more info go to moodygardens.org/holiday_season. Tickets are $10.95.
Holiday Performances at The Grand 1894 Opera House
November 12th-January 13th (varies) Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston's historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. Performances include: • November 13th (7:30pm) - Willie Nelson & Family • November 18th (8pm) and 19th (3pm) - “STOMP” • November 24th (8pm) and November 25th (3pm and 8pm) - “Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular” • December 1st (8pm) and December 2nd (3pm) - Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” • December 9th (2pm and 7:30pm) and December 10th (2pm) - The City Ballet of Houston Presents “The Nutcracker” • December 15th (3pm and 8pm) - The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas • December 16th (8pm) - Jerry Jeff Walker • January 13th (8pm) - “The Official Blues Brothers Revue”
ton this holiday season as part of the island’s eight weeks of “Winter Wonder Island” festivities. Downtown Lanterns and Lights will feature a magical display of Christmas trees and other artisan-made pieces as they illuminate Saengerfest Park November 25th-January 2nd. The park will also feature an interactive photo frame and a giant snow globe that visitors can enter for family photos. The photo props will be available November 25th-26th and December 9th, 16th, and 23rd. In addition, performers from “America’s Got Talent” will be featured in the new Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show taking place December 15th-25th at the Moody Gardens Hotel. The show tells an entertaining holiday story through acrobatics, illusions, and comedy. The international cast includes The Pompeyo family and their amazing rescue dogs as seen on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.” Tickets to the Cirque Joyeux Noel show include a buffet dinner and admission to Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens, the largest holiday lighting festival on the Gulf Coast. Festival of Lights, which includes a mile-long trail of more than 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays, ice skating, snow tubing, and more, will take place November 11th- January 7th. Plus, one of the island’s most popular holiday attractions, Ice Land, will return to Moody Gardens for its fourth year with a brand new “Rainforest Holiday” theme within a 28,000-square-foot ice sculpture attraction featuring 2 million pounds of ice. While Moody Gardens has plenty of exciting attractions, the entire island will offer holiday cheer with eight weeks of “Winter Wonder Island” events and festivities. Here’s a look at what Downtown Lanterns & Lights November 25th-January 2nd (varies) is happening in Galveston this holiday season: Downtown Lanterns and Lights will feature “Ice Land” at Moody Gardens a magical display of Christmas trees and other November 11th-January 7th (10am-11pm daily) artisan made pieces as they illuminate SaengerThis holiday season, Moody Gardens will be fest Park. The park will also feature an interactive home to the coolest experience on the Gulf Coast, photo frame and a giant snow globe that visitors where visitors can explore a 28,000-square-foot can enter for family photos. The snow globe will “ice land” with a new Rainforest Holiday theme be available November 25th-26th and December for 2017. Professional ice carvers will use 2 mil- 9th, 16th, and 23rd. For more info go to downlion pounds of ice to create this amazing exhibit towngalveston.org. Admission is free. Saengerfest featuring majestic rainforest themed ice sculpPark is located at 23rd and Strand St., Downtown tures, slides, and even a Shivers Ice Bar servGalveston. ing cool libations for adults. Moody Gardens Hotel Galvez Holiday Lighting Celebration is located at 1 Hope Blvd. For more info go to November 24th moodygardens.org/holiday_season. Tickets are $26.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors, and $21.95 (6pm) for children. The historic Festival of Lights at GalvezHotel & Spa Moody Gardens invites guests November 11thto celebrate the January 7th (6-11pm start of the holnightly) idays NovemBrighten up the ber 24th with wintry season at the the official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting 16th annual FesCelebration. This free event includes a special tival of Lights at Moody Gardens. Here, guests appearance by Santa Claus, live holiday entertaincan enjoy the largest holiday lighting event on ment by local performers including the Galvesthe Gulf Coast, featuring a mile-long trail of more ton Ballet, and the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot
Christmas tree. The hotel will offer a special weekend package as part of the event. Admission is free. Hotel Galvez is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info go to hotelgalvez.com.
Holiday Shopping Amid the Victorian Charm of Galveston’s Historic Downtown
November 24th–December 24th (varies) Nothing says holiday like the Victorian charm of Galveston’s 36-block Downtown Historic Strand District. Kick off your holiday shopping amid the district’s charming Victorian architecture for unique gift options at the many boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and other novelty stores. Some festive favorites include Christmas on the Strand, Hendley Market, Eighteen Seventy One, Visker and Scriveners, and more. Admission is free. Go to galveston.com/holidaymagic for info.
Hendley Green Holiday Kickoff and Tree Lighting
November 26th (2-7pm) Hendley Green Park and specialty gift shop Eighteen Seventy One are coming together to offer a day of family-friendly fun. Children of all ages are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa for mailing off before the holidays in a specially crafted mailbox. Eighteen Seventy One, located adjacent to Hendley Green Park, will welcome guests with special discounts, refreshments, popcorn and more 10am-8pm. A special prize wheel will be available for a chance to win tickets to Dickens on The Strand, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour and more. Hendley Green Park will offer craft beer from 2-7pm, a visit with Santa from 3-5pm, family-friendly games throughout the afternoon and a special Christmas tree lighting at 6:30pm. This will be held at Hendley Green Park and the Eighteen Seventy One gift shop. Admission is free. For more info go to galvestonhistory.org/events.
Victorian Holiday Homes Tour in the East End Historical District
holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations, and gifts. Strolling carolers and roving musicians will fill the area with enchanting sounds from another era as “steampunks” entertain the crowds. Attendees in Victorian costume are admitted for half price. This is held in the Strand area. Admission is free on Friday. Saturday and Sunday tickets are adults $13 and children $7 online at dickensonthestrand.org. At the gate tickets are adults $15 and children $9.
Cheer on the Pier!
December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd (times December 1st (5:30-8:30pm) vary) The island’s East End Historical District will Spend hosts its annual Victorian Holiday Homes Tour Saturdays in featuring a variety of private historic homes. The December at public will be able to explore several private the Pleasure Pier with Santa! Families can watch historic homes all decked out for the holidays. Admission is $20. For more info go to eastendhis- holiday movies and enjoy fun festivities and rides. Activities at Santa’s Workshop are from 12 noontoricdistrict.org. 4pm and include photos with Santa, letters to 44th Annual Dickens Santa, and cookie decorating. Holiday movies will take place from 7-9pm. Galveston Island Historic on the Strand Pleasure Pier is located at 25th St. and Seawall December 1st-3rd Blvd. For more info go to pleasurepier.com. (times vary) The first weekend Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez in December, don’t December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (11am-2pm) miss Dickens on The Hotel Galvez’ famous Sunday brunch will be Strand. The festival full of cheer this holiday season with visits from transforms Galveston’s Santa. Children are invited to visit with Santa to historic Strand Street share their Christmas wish list. Advance reservainto the Victorian tions are recommended. For more information London of Charles and to make a reservation, call (409)765-7721. Dickens. Enjoy libations at Fezziwig’s Beer Hall Admission is adults $42.99, children $26.99, and on Friday, 5-9pm. On Saturday, festival goers will see characters from Dickens novels walk the seniors $37.99. Hotel Galvez is located at 2024 streets and costumed vendors peddle their wares Seawall Blvd. For more info go to hotelgalvez. from street stalls and rolling carts laden with com.
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Holiday in the Park
December 9th (10am-6pm) Bring the family to Downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park for a day of holiday tunes from area school choirs, bands, and church choirs at the annual Holiday in the Park. Children will also be able to visit and take pictures with Santa. Saengerfest Park is located at 2302 Strand St. Admission is free. For more info go to galvestonholidayinthepark.com.
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Santa on The Strand and other Santa Sightings
December 9th, 16th, and 23rd (1-4pm) Visitors to Downtown Galveston can take part in free festivities held at Saengerfest Park this December. Santa will make a special appearance and take photos with children in front of the Downtown Christmas tree. Be sure to also catch island-wide Santa Sightings throughout the season including photos with Santa at Moody Gardens daily December 15th23rd, Santa at The Grand 1894 Opera House November 25th, Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Café December 16th and 23rd, and Breakfast with Santa at The San Luis Resort Blake’s Bistro December 17th. For more info go to galveston. com/holidaymagic.
and candy stations along their routes. For more info go to santahustle.com/galveston.
Christmas Day Brunch at Hotel Galvez
December 25th (10:30am-6:30pm) Hotel Galvez is widely known for its Sunday Brunch, but the hotel brunch on Christmas Day is an even grander affair. Holiday with The hotel features the Cranes all the traditional December 9th-10th (times entrees along with special features crevary) ated by the execuFor a tive chef. Advance reservations are required and unique holiday must be made directly with the hotel by calling experience, (409)765.7721. Reservations will be accepted join the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Coun- beginning Tuesday, November 28th. Hotel cil for “Holiday with the Cranes.” This annual Galvez is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more birding event for outdoor enthusiasts celebrates info or tickets go to hotelgalvez.com. Tickets the arrival of these large, majestic birds of ancient are $42.99 for adults, $26.99 for children, and origin. Events include indoor and outdoor nature $37.99 seniors. activities and presentations combined with the ambiance of historical Galveston Island. Admission is $25-$60. For more info go to galvestonnaturetourism.org.
Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show at Moody Gardens Hotel
December 15th-25th (7:45pm) Experience the magnificent and the impossible at Moody Gardens this holiday season! The show features a stellar cast of international performers from all over the world and includes amazing acrobatics, mesmerizing illusions, hilarious comedy, and more. This year’s holiday show features all-new acts including The Pompeyo Family and their amazing rescue dogs featured on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Tickets to the show include a holiday buffet dinner, and admission to Festival of Lights. Moody Gardens Convention Center is located at 7 Hope Blvd. Admission starts at $39 for children and $59 for adults. For tickets go to moodychristmasshow.com.
Santa Train at the Galveston Railroad Museum
December 16th (10am-2pm) Santa is coming to town aboard the Galveston Railroad Museum’s Harborside Express train! Bring your wish list to visit with Santa, stroll through the museum’s Garden of Steam and enjoy festive holiday lights, decorations, and crafts. For more info, Galveston Railroad Museum is located at 2602 Santa Fe Place, Downtown Galveston, galvestonrrmuseum.com. Admission is $12 adults (ages 13+); $5 train rides (ages 2+).
Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K
December 17th (8am) Runners will have a “jolly good time” at the annual Santa Hustle! This wacky event will feature thousands of “Santas” along the gorgeous Gulf waters for a half marathon and 5K race. All event participants will receive a Santa suit long sleeve t-shirt, a free Santa hat, and beard to wear while running, and will be able to stop at cookie
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tions to get on Island Time this holiday season, and we have all the dates and times for you and your family to meet him in person!
Photos with Santa at Moody Gardens
• November 11th–December 9th (weekends only) • December 15th–December 23rd (daily) • Located at 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston
Santa at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• November 25th, free • Edna’s Room Holiday Art Market, 2020 Postoffice St.
Santa on the Strand in Saengerfest Park • December 9th, 16th, and 23rd, free • 2302 Strand St.
Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez • December 10th, 17th, and 24th • 2024 Seawall Blvd.
Santa Train at Galveston Railroad Museum • December 16th, 10am-2pm • 2602 Sante Fe Place
Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Café • December 16th and 23rd • 5310 Seawall Blvd.
Breakfast with Santa at The San Luis Resort (Blake’s Bistro) • December 17th • 5222 Seawall Blvd.
Cheer on the Pier at Pleasure Pier
• December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd • Pleasure Pier, 2501 Seawall Blvd.
Home of the Water Wall
Friday, November 3 9:00pm - Live Music - Shaun Michael Saturday, November 4 7:00pm - Live Music - Shaun Michael Tuesday, November 7 7:00pm - Fetching Lab Pint Night 8:00pm - Tony's Trivia Tuesday Friday, November 10 7:00pm - Live Music - Big Jordan Band Saturday, November 11 12:00pm - Saint Arnold Pub Crawl 7:00pm - Live Music - Little Terry & the Blues Birds Tuesday, November 14 7:00pm - Adelberts Pint Night 8:00pm - Tony's Trivia Tuesday
Friday, November 17 7:00pm - Music - DJ NonStopp Saturday, November 18 7:00pm - Live Music - Curtis King Tuesday, November 21 7:00pm - Karbach Pint Night 8:00pm - Tony's Trivia Tuesday Friday, November 24 7:00pm - Live Music Jeremy Kilgore Saturday, November 25 7:00pm - Live Music - Curtis King Tuesday, November 28 7:00pm - Oasis Pint Night 8:00pm - Tony's Trivia Tuesday
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Dickens on the Strand Returns: Discount Admission & Event Tickets Now on Sale!
Make history at Galveston’s world-famous Victorian holiday festival, Dickens on The Strand! Held December 1st-3rd, the 44th annual festival is produced by Galveston Historical Foundation and is a holiday tradition with great family programming, special holiday performances, and newly created events all weekend long. This year’s festival begins Friday, December 1st with free admission to the kick off event, Fezziwig’s Beer Hall, 5-9pm; and continues with ticketed admission Saturday, December 2nd 10am-9pm, and Sunday, December 3rd 12 noon-6pm. If you haven’t gotten your tickets to this year’s event, there’s no time like the present! Advanced tickets are discounted until December 1st and are $13 for adults and $7 for children ages 7-12. Tickets purchased at the gate are $15 for adults and $9 for youth. Discounted tickets for GHF members are available for $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. Tickets are available online at dickensonthestrand.org, by calling (409)765-7834, or at all area Randall’s stores beginning November 5th. Attendees in Victorian costume will be admitted for $8. Many of this year’s special events, concerts, and tours have limited seating, so get your tickets early. “Our 2017 Dickens on The Strand promises to be a welcomed celebration away from the events of the early fall,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “With renewed interest and focus on Charles Dickens, we hope to inform visitors more about this great writer, but also to have a lot of fun. Visitors of all ages will be met with street entertainers, musicians, and special events to kick off our holiday season on the Gulf Coast. Whether you have been to Dickens before or it’s your first time, the annual holiday festival will bring cheer and delight to the entire family. Join us again as we return to the historic downtown Strand and celebrate our holiday amidst Galveston’s great architecture and heritage.” The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on multiple stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations, and gift items. Three descendants of Charles Dickens will grace the festival as GHF welcomes Mark Charles Dickens, a great-great-grandson; Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, a great-great-great-granddaughter; and Jane Dickens Monk, a great-great-granddaughter. All descendants will be at numerous events throughout the weekend. “Returning to Galveston for Dickens on the Strand is a very exciting prospect, not least because this year I’ll be launching my new book, ‘Dickens and Christmas,’ at the festival,” says
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Lucinda Dickens Hawksley. “I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and to making new ones, as well as to discover what new activities GHF has planned for us. This year, there’ll be three members of the Dickens family present, so come and say hello!”
New In 2017
A Dickens Soiree at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace - Featuring specialty acts, award-winning performers, and carefully curated food and drink options, this new kickoff to the annual festival is not to be missed! Held at the breathtaking 1892 Bishop’s Palace on Friday, December 1st, attendees will enjoy live music by Houston’s Two Star Symphony, a special acrobatics presentation by Cirque La Vie, and appearances by special guests including a reading by Mark Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens. Tickets are $75 and reservations are required. Dickens Costume Contest - What fun is a Dickens festival if you don’t have the characters? This new addition to the wildly popular costume contests puts the focus squarely on the beloved characters from Dickens’ literary works. Held on Sunday, December 3rd at 3pm, and judged by the visiting Dickens descendants, registration will be open for individual and family costumes. Registration is $10 for individuals and $15 for families. Interested competitors can sign up at the costume contest booth. Saturday Night Showing of “The Muppet Christmas Carol” - It’s been called the greatest puppet-based holiday film of all time, and at this year’s Dickens on The Strand, guests can catch a free showing of “The Muppet Christmas Carol” on Saturday night. Free for all attendees, the holiday classic will show at 7:30pm on Saturday night. The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, and Sam the Eagle, weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases: past, present, and future. They show him the error of his selfserving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
the Alice Taylor Gray Foundation, the first 2,000 youth that enter the festival grounds will receive a special print edition of Charles Dickens’ 1838 “Cricket on the Hearth.” Fezziwig’s Friday Night - Mr. Fezziwig was everything Ebenezer wasn’t, and we pay tribute to his jovial personality at the Fezziwig’s Beer Hall. Join in Friday evening, December 1st, 5-9pm for specialty acts, hearty brews, and new friends all hosted by Dickens descendant Jane Monk. There will also be a specialty cocktail chosen from Cedric Dickens’ book “Drinking With Dickens.” Admission is free for this lively start to the 44th anniversary. Dickens Children’s Writing Contest - Could you be the next Dickens? This year’s festival will give you the chance to ride in a carriage with both of the Dickens descendants if your story is the winning selection. Lucinda Dickens Hawksley will personally select two stories, one from a 7-9 age range and one from a 10-12 range, for the winner to accompany them as their special guest during a Dickens parade. Stories are limited to 100 words and can be on one of three topics. Details and submissions are at dickensonthestrand.org. Victorian Bed Races - Fortune and glory await one lucky team at the 2017 Dickens on The Strand! The annual Victorian Bed Race, held Sunday, December 3rd at 4:30pm is always a crowd favorite and pits 5-person teams against each other for a foot race down Galveston’s historic streets. Complete rules and regulations are available online. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams as well as a special crowd favorite award for the best-decorated bed. Oliver’s Alley Children’s Area - Children by the thousands come each year to the parades, petting zoo, and more. This year’s event will feature an expanded Oliver’s Alley children’s area, presented by the Galveston Children’s Museum, where specialty programs and events will be scheduled all weekend long.
for the bearded and the dandy, the Dickens Victorian Bed Races, Victorian Costume Contest, and daily parades through Galveston’s National Historic Landmark Strand District. Also, daily special events include: Salute To Sunset aboard the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA - The Texas Seaport Museum transforms to a London wharf for this toast to the end of the day and beginning of the evening. The Tall Ship ELISSA welcomes you aboard Saturday, December 2nd at 4:30pm for heavy appetizers, cocktails, cannon fire, and special guests leading up to Saturday night’s Pickwick’s Lanternlight Parade. Tickets are $50 per person and reservations are required. Holiday Handbell Concerts - The 1859 St. Joseph’s Church, the state’s first wooden built church, well known for its exceptional acoustics, hosts three holiday handbell concerts on Friday, December 1st at 5:30pm, 7pm and 8:30pm. Tickets are $15 per person and reservations are required. Saint Arnold’s Strand Walking Tours - Learn about the history of The Strand and enjoy some of Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s signature ales during this new tour. Held twice a day during Dickens on Returning Favorites The Strand, you’ll Breakfast with Dickens - The great-great-grandvisit three daughter of Charles Dickens, Jane Monk, isn’t just festival coming to this year’s event to take in the sights pubs as you and share her heritage, she’s also there to cook walk through the National Historic Landmark a traditional English breakfast. Join Jane and an district with your guide. Tickets are $35 per award-winning chef at the beautiful 1859 Ashton person and include three complimentary beers. Villa on Saturday, December 2nd or Sunday, Advanced registration encouraged. December 3rd. Tickets are $60 and reservations are required. For more info on Dickens on The Strand, Galveston Historical Foundation, or to purchase Complimentary Book and Dickens Writing advance tickets, go to galvestonhistory.org or call Workshop - Dickens descendant Lucinda Festival Highlights (409)765-7834. For more festival info, contact Dickens Hawksley will lead a special writing The festival weekend also hosts a multitude of Will Wright, Director of Communications and workshop, “What It Was Like to be a Child in Dickens’ Time,” each day of the festival for youth spirited fun with events such as the crowd favor- Special Events at (409)765-3404 or will.wright@ ages 8 and up. Also, through a special grant from ite Whimsical Whisker Revue, a facial hair contest galvestonhistory.org.
Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness:
simplifying life in later years. Cornelia Cunningham is a pampered, wealthy widow. Cornelia is determined to donate most of her possessions and move to a residential community and simplify her life. She has come to believe that money is a detriment to personal development. Her plans hit a snag as her attorney tries to convince her not to be quite so generous. And then to complicate matters even further, an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who might be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance. “Love & Money” is an inciIsland ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is sive and hysterical portrait of the trials of class, pleased to present as part of their Season of Love, family, legacy, race, and the power of a really A. R. Gurney’s “Love & Money.” A. R. Gurney good story. was one of America’s most prolific playwrights Terri Hoover directs this comedy. The cast until his recent death this past June. ETC is hon- consists of several of the Galveston/Houston ored to be presenting “Love & Money,” the final area’s finest actors: Shawna Glad (Cornelia), Kyle play from a career spanning over forty years and Crawford (Harvey Abel), Dianne Foussac (Agnes fifty plays. Munger), Justin Gonzalez (Walker “Scott” Wil“Love & Money” will open on Thursday, liams), and Shealynn Goodwin (Jessica Worth). November 16th. Performances will continue Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for stuthrough Saturday, December 2nd. Performances dents and senior citizens (55 and up). Tickets are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at may be purchased online at islandetc.org. Group 8pm. There will be no performance on Thanks- rates are available for groups of ten or more and giving, Thursday, November 23rd. There will may be purchased by calling the ETC box office be one Sunday matinee on November 19th at at (409)762-3556. 2:30pm. All performances will be at Island ETC, For more info about group rates, ETC, or 2317 Mechanic, Downtown Galveston. this production, go to islandetc.org or call the “Love & Money” tackles the concept of theatre at (409)762-3556.
ETC Presents “Love & Money” On Stage
8th Annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival Rescheduled Make a toast at the 8th annual BrewMasters
Craft Beer Festival in sunny Galveston Island. Named Top 3 beer event by “USA Today” and revered by beer lovers across the region, BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is an immersive multi-day event that lets visitors tap into the world of craft beer on island time. Because of Hurricane Harvey, BrewMasters has been rescheduled to November 24th-26th. If you have already purchased your tickets to BrewMasters, your tickets will be good for the new dates. If you have not purchased your tickets, you can still purchase tickets online. With 400 craft beers, and rare “Taste it First” selections, the Free Beer Friday Bad A$$ Beard Contest, and more, this three-day event offers endless opportunities to learn from the best in the craft beer industry. Craft breweries continue to open at a brisk pace across Texas, and BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is the perfect place to sip, savor, and explore the real meaning behind the phrase “Drink Local.” Whether you are a craft-loyal drinker looking for inspiration, or just a newbie finding your way, BrewMasters is the ultimate event for experiencing the distinctive world of craft beer. Clifton McDerby, Executive Director of Food & Vine Time Productions, Inc. explained, “Our
vision has always been to make sure that loyalists and newcomers to this event experience the widest selection of craft beers available at any Texas festival, along with brew education and an introduction to new brews coming available for the first time at BrewMasters.” McDerby continued, “This year we are planning pop-up tastings. Guests will be pleasantly surprised by this addition.” But BrewMasters is even more - it is a place to meet the people who make the craft beer industry a force to be reckoned with. The festival is packed with beer, cheer, and plenty of foam-filled events happening each day. Enjoy events such as Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting, Friday Night Pub Crawl, “Taste It First” selections of first time to market beer releases, Texas Brewery Tour, Brew HaHa Grand Tasting, and Brew-B-Que. Make it a destination weekend. Set in Galveston’s tropical Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, with special events at various venues around the island, BrewMasters breaks out the barrels and serves up foam-filled perfection all weekend long. Tickets range from $25$85. For more info on the festivities go to brewmastersbeerfest.com. The 8th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is sponsored by: Ben E. Keith, Free Beer Friday, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Art Institute of Houston, Revolver Brewing, 8th Wonder Brewing, Buffalo Bayou Brewing, Stubb’s Barbecue, Ron Anjeo Dos Maderas, Tequila Chamucos, Constellation Wines, Roscato, Santa Rita, Green Mountain Energy, Infiniti Graphics, and SpeedPro Imaging The Woodlands.
Fall Fun at Pleasure Pier
It’s Foodie Season at The Kitchen Chick
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, food venues, and retail shops. It is open year-round and offers a variety of fun for the entire family. Tickets can be purchased at pleasurepier.com. Pleasure Pier has many scheduled events coming up within the next few months which include:
• November 10th-12th - Salute to the Military Honoring all branches of the military, discounts are available all weekend! Get 50% off All Day All Ride Pass and 25% off retail. Must present current military ID, retired ID or department of defense (DD) form 214 that shows service dates to receive military discounts. • November 23rd - Thanksgiving Day - Celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family on the Pier! All events are weather permitting. For more info and a full list of events go to pleasurepier. com.
The Kitchen Chick is the perfect place to learn how to cook. This month there’s a lot going on in the kitchen. • November 1st (6:30-9pm) - Traditional Tamales on Dia de Muertos, $65 • November 6th (6:30-9pm) - Tuscan Wine Dinner, $65 • November 13th (6:30-9pm) - Tuscan Wine Dinner, $65 • November 25th (11am-1pm and 2-4pm) Southern Biscuit Saturday, $50 • January 21st (12 noon-3pm) - Creole Feast, $75 Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis, and class sizes are kept small to ensure that you get to interact with the instructor. Payment is due at the time of reservation. For more info and to reserve your spot call (409)4972999 or go to thekitchenchick.com.
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Galveston Island Brewery, 8423 Stewart Rd. Enjoy Galveston Island Brewing’s wide assortment of award-winning craft beer, pizza from Mario’s Seawall, raffles for a kayak, Yeti cooler, and dolphin art all benefitting Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network. A portion of the proceeds from Galveston Island Brewery will benefit TMMSN.
Galveston Island Brewery is a local brewery featuring an on-site tap room showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday - Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-12 midnight, Enjoy this fall event at Galveston Island Brew- Saturday 12 noon-12 midnight, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. ery (GIB). GIB offers free Brewery tours every Saturday November 11th (1-5pm) - The Great Dolphin at 1pm. Tours are about 30 minutes long. Beer, Beer Rescue - Fall has arrived on the island; let’s camera, and questions are encouraged. celebrate with pints, pizza, and reggae music by For more info call (409)740-7000 or go to Dem Roots. You are invited to celebrate as Texas galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always Marine Mammal Stranding Network proudly stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., presents the The Great Dolphin Beer Rescue at Galveston.
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The Bryan Museum Wraps UpThetheBryanFallMuseum, Speaker Series located in the his-
toric Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St., houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. Assembled by J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, the collection spans more than 12,000 years, with pieces ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to modern twenty-first century objects. For more info call (409)632-7685 or go to thebryanmuseum.org. The museum is open Thursday-Monday, 11am-4pm and closed Tuesday-Wednesday. Every Thursday (4-7pm) - Wine in The Bryan Gardens - Join the fun in the beautiful Conservatory and botanical gardens to relax and enjoy time and conversation with friends, family, and Museum staff. Wine, beer, and complimentary bar snacks will be served. During the
Galveston Historical Foundation Events
Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) offers many events that are open to the public. Tickets and reservations can be made online at galvestonhistory.org or by calling (409)763-1877.
Bishop’s Palace Tours
The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway Ave. J. Available Daily (11am-5pm) - Bishop’s Palace Audio Tours - Powered by Acoustiguide, the Bishop’s Palace Audio Tour allows visitors to see historical images not seen by previous tours on a handheld, high-resolution screen. The Acoustiguide device also features new tour commentary specifically created for the self guided format. Tickets are $6-$11.
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November 4th (8-9pm) - Full Moon Tour Experience Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light, the moonlight, on their upcoming Full Moon Tour. This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this architectural gem takes on a completely different look in the moonlight. Tickets are $30. November 11th (2pm) - “Architecture That Speaks” Book Signing - Join authors Nancy McCoy and David Woodcock for a book signing of their new book, “Architecture That Speaks: S. C. P. Vosper and Ten Remarkable Buildings at Texas A&M.” The signing will be held at Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway. November 17th and December 8th (12 noon-
event, the Museum Shop will also be open so that you may browse the selection of original artwork, hand painted figurines, unique jewelry, colorful pottery, books, music, and more. Please enter from the Guest Parking lot behind the Museum.
Enjoy the last of Bryan Museum’s Fall Speaker Series featuring Michael R. Grauer. November 30th (5:30-6:30pm) - Michael R. Grauer - The final lecture in the Fall 2017 Speaker Series will be presented by guest speaker Michael R. Grauer, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art and Western Heritage at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. The topic of Mr. Grauer's talk will be early 20th century Texas art. 1pm) - The Gresham Children - Lunchtime Gallery Talk - Join GHF’s Renee Tallent, Manager of Historic Collections, for a lunchtime talk on the children of Walter and Josephine Gresham. Although a lunch is not provided, guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the lecture. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A. This event is free. November 17th (5:30-8:30pm) - Main Sail Movie Night: “Waterworld” - After the melting of the polar ice caps, most of the globe is underwater. Only the Mariner can save humanity in this cult classic starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. This event is free. November 18th (10am) - Marine Biology Tour - The Marine Biology Tour provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to observe dolphins and other species in their natural habitat, trawl for and handle marine organisms, study plankton through a microscopic lens, and explore Galveston Bay’s rich history. This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, and is led by a marine biologist. Tickets are $20. November 25th (2-7pm) - Holiday Tree Lighting - Hendley Green and Eighteen Seventy One are coming together to offer a day of familyfriendly fun. Children of all ages are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa for mailing off before the holidays in a specially created mailbox. Located at 2002 Strand, Eighteen Seventy One will welcome guests with special discounts, refreshments, popcorn, and more, 10am-8pm. A special prize wheel will be available for your chance to win tickets to Dickens on The Strand, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour, and many other GHF programs. Hendley Green, located at 2028 Strand will offer craft beer, 2-6pm; a visit from Santa and his sleigh, 4-5pm, with guests welcome to bring their camera for free photos; family-friendly games throughout the afternoon, and a special tree lighting of the Queen’s Christmas tree at 5:30pm. This event is free.
The Grand 1894 Opera House:
its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression. Both household and industrial objects find The Grand 1894 Opera House is a premier new life as musientertainment showplace for acclaimed interinstruments in national stars, iconic American artists, and cele- cal hands of an brated regional performers. Listed on the National the idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. ExpeRegister of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 rience a journey through sound, a celebration of Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. the everyday, and a comic interplay of characters in Galveston's historic Downtown Cultural Arts wordlessly communicating through dance and District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand's box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821- drum. Tickets start at $25. 1894, or go to thegrand.com. For more perfor“Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular” mances go to thegrand.com. Friday, November 24th (8pm) and Saturday, November 25th (3pm and 8pm) Dixie’s Tupperware Party This is one of the most delightfully enchantSunday, November 10th (8pm) - Rescheduled because ing Christmas shows ever, featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast, and the highest kickof weather ing chorus girls this side of the North Pole! Santa NBC’s “The Today his merry helpers take you on an unforgettaShow” exclaimed, “It’s Not and ble, nostalgic journey with enough fun and festive your Grandma’s Tupperto power all the Christmas lights in Galvesware Party” and with good cheer ton. Holiday favorite songs include “White Christreason. This hilarious one-person comedy has “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” become one of the most successful off-Broadway mas,” tours of the last decade. Dixie’s Tupperware Party “Let it Snow,” and more. Tickets start at $25. got its first audience at the 2004 New York Inter- Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” national Fringe Festival, where it was awarded Friday, December 1st (8pm) and Saturday, December “Best Solo Show” and was an instant sellout. 2nd (3pm) This timeless tale of hope and redemption Willie Nelson and Family has enchanted audiences around the world since Monday, November 13th (7:30pm) it was first published in 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, With a six-decade career and 200 plus Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christalbums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius mases Past, Present, and Future come together behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red a delightful theatrical performance featuring Headed Stranger,” and “Stardust.” Join The Grand in stunning sets, lush costumes, and plenty of music as they welcome Willie and Family back for this and dance. With beloved traditional carols of the encore performance! Tickets are near sell out! season included, it’s an enchanting event for the entire family. Tickets start at $30. “Stomp” Saturday, November 18th (3pm and 8pm), Sunday, “An Evening with Lyle Lovett” November 19th (3pm) Monday, December 4th (7:30pm) A unique combination of percussion, moveLyle Lovett has broadened the definition of ment, and visual comedy, STOMP has created
Bringing World-Class Entertainment to Galveston this Season
American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift of storytelling, this popular Texas native fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a "conventiondefying manner that breaks down barriers." Accompanied by his band, which is comprised of several members of his Large Band, audiences can look forward to an intimate evening at The Grand where this award-winning entertainerlong recognized as one of the "most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music" - is sure to make this "Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Band" an evening to remember! Tickets start at $30.
Saturday, December 9th (2pm and 7:30pm) and Sunday, December 10th (2pm) An annual holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” will delight audiences of all ages. It tells the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince, a Sugar Plum Fairy, and a fierce battle against a Mouse King. Following the afternoon performances, experience the behind-the-scenes magic of "The Nutcracker." You will have an opportunity to hear a brief presentation about the ballet and meet the dancers. This special presentation is included with your ticket to the Saturday or Sunday matinee performance. Tickets are $28 for adults and $24 for children. Before the show on Saturday, at 12:30pm, treat your favorite little girl or boy to the Nutcracker Afternoon Tea. This delightful event features tea-time fare of finger sandwiches, cookies, punch, and of course, tea! Get your photo with the Nutcracker dancers. Tickets for the tea are $30 for adults and $25 children.
“Deep in the Heart of Christmas”
Friday, December 15th (3pm and 8pm) - The Texas Tenors Fresh from the debut of their PBS Special (filmed at The Grand and set to air in summer 2017), Texas favorites Marcus Collins, John
Family Days at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
5K’s & More On the second Saturday of every month, 10am-3pm, the Ocean November 9th - Fit Tri Run Social
Star celebrates Family Day. Children 18 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperone. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum is located at Pier 19. For more info call (409)766-7827 or go to oceanstaroec.com.
Glow Run/Walk - Kick off November and Daylight Savings with a FREE social run/walk and let's light up the streets of Galveston for Runner Safety Month. There will be giveaways and refreshUpcoming Family Days for 2017 November 11th - What’s on your Plate? The continents of today ments after; all ages and levels welcome. once formed a large land mass known as Pangaea. Over time, the November 10th - World Class Racespreading of the sea floor and plate tectonics separated the super- walking Clinic - Do you want to learn continent and created geologic formations. Using modeling clay to Racewalk, or to walk a 5k, halfand a special tool, you can speed up geologic time and see how marathon, or marathon faster? Join U.S. subsurface processes create folding and faulting that affects where National Racewalk Team member and fifteen-time U.S. National oil and gas can be found. Champion Dave McGovern for this unique racewalking event. December 9th - An Offshore Holiday - The term “Christmas Tree” Participants will learn techniques used by elite walkers at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers to help you to racewalk faster and more means something very different in the Oil and Gas Industry. See efficiently with fewer injuries. If you don’t race, these techniques the museum’s version of a Christmas Tree while learning about polymer chains. Create a model of a simple carbon chain using red can help you to lose weight, get fit, and feel great. Registration for and green construction paper—fit for your very own holiday tree! this event begins at $175. This event will be held at FIT TRI RUN located at 23rd St., Galveston. For more info and to register go to active.com/galveston-tx. Other Events November 11th (2-7pm) - Battle of the Boxes Charity Event November 11th - Veterans Day - The Ocean Star Museum is thankful for the sacrifices military men, women, and families make Let's have a little fun and games. Bring the family, friends, and your entire box because it is about to get real! There is a $10 buy in per for this country. This Veteran's Day, all military veterans will be player. You can have co-ed teams of six or more. The winning team granted free admission to the museum.
Hagen, and JC Fisher treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway, and current pop music. With their breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm, their concert at The Grand will put you into the holiday spirit. Tickets start at $30.
Jerry Jeff Walker
Saturday, December 16th (8pm) One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors returns to The Grand for his annual holiday season concert. Get set for a memorable evening, filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun. Tickets start at $35.
“The Official Blues Brothers Revue”
Saturday, January 13th, 2018 (8pm) First seen on The Grand’s stage during the 2014-2015 Season, Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty return as “Jake” and “Elwood” Blues with “The Official Blues Brothers Revue.” Backed by a powerhouse band, their performance is packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog, including “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” and more. This is sure to be an evening of rock, blues, and soul fun! Tickets start at $25.
The Oak Ridge Boys
Saturday, January 20th, 2018 (7:30pm); and Sunday, January 21st, 2018 (3pm) Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concert featuring unparalleled fourpart harmony and string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts. Subscription seats may not be available for these performances. Tickets start at $37.
chooses favorite charity to donate all proceeds too. This event is hosted by Third Coast CrossFit and will be held at Stewart Beach Park, 201 Seawall Blvd. December 17th - Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5k - See Galveston unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and the oceanfront path. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. It is bound to be a Christmas tradition you do with your family and friends year after year. All participants receive a hat and beard. Registration opens June 1st. For more info go to santahustle.com/galveston.
• January 20th - Yaga’s Beerfooter 5k • February 3rd - Official Mardi Gras Galveston Jolly Jester Jaunt 5k/10k • February 18th - 8th Annual Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k • April 7th - Galveston Beach Wicked Wine Run • April 8th - Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas • April 22nd - Divas Half Marathon & 5k
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Coolest Holiday Destination in the Southwest
As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine. Moody Gardens is open daily November 11th-January 7th. Regular hours are 10am-11pm for Ice Land and 6-11pm for Festival of Lights. Thanksgiving (November 23rd) and Christmas (December 25th) hours are 12 noon11pm for Ice Land and 6-11pm for Festival of Lights. Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. For more info go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season.
Leave the cooking to someone else, and enjoy a nice dining experience with the whole family at Moody Gardens. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Walk-ins are welcomed. For more info or to make reservations call (800)582-4673 ext. 4238. November 23rd (11am-8pm) - The Garden Restaurant Thanksgiving Day Buffet - This Thanksgiving Buffet includes a delicious assortment of starters, salads, entrees, and more. The soup of the day is Butternut Squash with roasted gala apples. For starters enjoy cheese, crackers, seasonal fruit with maple marshmallow dip, vegetables, cornbread muffins, and assorted rolls. Salads include waldorf and candied pecans, caesar, garden, tortellini with pepperoni, strawberry, and more. A variety of entrees will be offered including roasted turkey, carved prime rib, honey glazed ham, flounder, and cranberry sage chicken. There will also be traditional holiday accompaniments such as candied yams, corn on the cob, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and more. The kids can enjoy chicken tenders with fries and mac & cheese supreme. Dessert will include apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cookies, and assorted cakes. Prices are $35.95 for adults, $25.95 for seniors, $15.95 for children ages 5-12, and children 4 and under are complimentary with an adult purchase. December 25th (11am-8pm) - The Garden Restaurant Christmas Day Buffet - The Christmas Buffet includes a delicious assortment of starters, salads, entrees, and more. The soup of the day is Roasted Turkey and Lentils. For starters enjoy cheese, crackers, seasonal fruit,
are $59-$109 for adults, $39-$109 for children ages 3-12, and infants are free with the exception of specific premium seats. For more info and to buy tickets go to moodychristmasshow.com.
Other Holiday Attractions
Ice Skating - Glide across the ice on the area’s only outdoor ice rink included with your Festival of Lights admission. Arctic Slide - Enjoy the fun with a festive glide down the Arctic Slide included with your Festival of Lights admission. Holiday 3D Films - Enjoy holiday films on the largest screen in Texas! Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 4D - Enjoy the beloved animated television classic as the magic of 4D engages all of your senses. You’ll recognize classic vegetables, and assorted baked breads. Salads your journey through the rainforests of the world songs and dialogue brought to life by loveable, include ambrosia, caesar, garden, marinated green to see monkeys, beautiful birds, incredible buticonic characters: the Abominable Snow Monster, terflies, colorful orchids and so many wonderful Hermey the elf, Santa Claus, and of course, beans, spinach, and more. A variety of entrees creatures. Your hosts on this journey are the specwill be offered including artichoke chicken, Rudolph “the tacular leaf cutter ants carrying Christmas herbed and roasted turkey with stuffing, tortilla most famous lights and other decorations to a magicrusted tilapia, carved roasted beef sirloin, and reindeer of cal place. A giant ice slide takes you from smoked ham. There all.” will also be traditional the tree tops through to the forest floor, Train Rides ancient ruins and rivers edge to prepare holiday accompani- Enjoy the ments such as candied for the most joyous time of the year. Also holiday be sure to check out Shivers Ice Bar! yams, rosemary red lights and potatoes, honeyFestival of Lights music as the gingered carrots, November 11th-January 7th train takes squash, cranberry Brighten up the holidays with a tradiyou along a relish, and more. tion for families and groups alike. A milesection of the The kids can enjoy long trail with more than one million Festival of spaghetti marinara Lights trail. with meatballs, chicken lights and lighted scenes take you around nuggets, and tator tots. the Moody Gardens property with spectacuEach of these attractions are available as stand lar views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only Desserts will be a spread of Chef’s holiday pies along tickets as well as combination tickets for outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot and cakes. Prices are $27.95 for adults, $19.95 other attractions. chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live for seniors, $13.95 for children ages 5-12, and Photos with Santa - Meet Santa and capture the children 4 and under are complimentary with an entertainment, and more. Walk along the Festival special memory with your keepsake Santa photo. of Lights trail and enjoy adult purchase. festival holiday treats like You can walk away for a photo in a variety of sizes. Kettle Corn, Sausage on Holiday Favorites a Stick, Hot Cocoa, and Tickets & More Info much more. Ice Land: Rainforest Value days equal big savings for families. Cirque Joyeux Noel Holiday Featuring Ice Value days are Sunday-Thursday, November 12th-December 14th (excludes Thanksgiving). |Dinner and Show Carver VIP Experience On these days save $2 more. Plus, there’s free December 15th-25th Through November 5th (10am-1pm) Back by popular demand, parking. Value Days hours are 11am-9pm for Ice this Circus features award- Land and 6-9pm for Festival of Lights. Get advance entry Regular Hours are Ice Land: 10am-11pm; winning performers from inside of Ice Land to see Festival of Lights: 6-11pm. Thanksgiving Hours NBC’s “America’s Got the ice carvers in action on November 23rd for Ice Land: 12 noon-11pm; Talent” and Cirque du as they create the amazing ice sculptures. You’ll meet a real penguin and Soliel! This holiday season, prepare to be aston- Festival of Lights: 6-11pm. Christmas Hours on December 25th for Ice Land: 12 noon-11pm; Fesenjoy lunch with the ice carving team. This pack- ished and amazed by circus artists from around the world as Moody Gardens rings in the holidays tival of Lights: 6-11 p.m age also includes a ticket to return to Tickets for Ice Land are $26.95 for adults, see Ice Land and Festival of Lights when with Lone Star Circus’ all-new, one-of-a-kind $21.95 for children and seniors. Tickets for Festhe attractions open for the holiday sea- and joyous circus spectacular “Cirque Joyeux tival of Lights are $15.95 for adults, $10.95 for Noel Dinner & Show.” This original one-hour son. Prices for this unique experience Christmas spectacular features a stellar cast of an children and seniors. Add on attractions after are $179 per person for members, and 4pm for Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, $199 per person for non-members. Lim- international circus. You’ll be astounded by the Discovery Museum, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, ited availability, please contact (409)683- grace and dexterity of contortionists, the incon4368 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ceivable feats of acrobats, and the amazing artistry MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, Ropes Course, Zip Line of aerialists. Plus, all of this is coupled with a purchase your ticket today. (with your purchase of a Festival of Lights ticket) sumptuous Holiday Buffet Dinner prepared by Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday renowned Moody Gardens Executive Chef Felipe are $9 for adults, $7 for children and seniors. November 11th - January 7th There are combination discount tickets for Gonzalez. Your ticket to the dinner and show Moody Gardens takes the holidays also includes admission to the incredible Moody almost any combo you can think of. These offer a great overall experience. Prices are at moodygarto a whole new level of cool! A skilled team of Gardens Festival of Lights including Santa’s master ice carvers has charted your course for Workshop and a visit with Santa himself. Tickets dens.com/holiday_season.
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Galveston State Park Offers FamilyFriendly Outdoor Activities The Galveston State Park
has numerous events going on this month. These events are fun for the entire family. Most events are free, however, you must pay $5 to get into the park. Galveston State Park is located on the west end of the Island at 14901 FM 3005, Galveston. For more info call (409)737-1222 or go to tpwd. state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island. Events are: November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th (10-11:30am) – Beach Exploration - Hunt for Island treasures with a knowledgeable guide. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park’s Nature Center located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. November 4th (12:30-1:30pm) – Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Are you prepared for an emergency? Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? In this session learn the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in this short (somewhat humorous) program. November 5th, 12th, 19th (10-11:30am) – Bay Exploration - Join one of these weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and island paradise - Galveston Bay. November 11th and December 9th (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. November 11th, 18th, 25th and December 2nd, 9th, 16th (3-4pm) - Edible Plants Hike - Explore the wonders of foraging in the time of thanks and
giving, out in nature, a lovely place where all your food comes from, not wrapped in plastic or homogenized, but blooming flowers, bountiful berries, and edible seeds and leaves. Ranger Lisa will lead a short presentation and prairie hike about edible plants. Relive the journey of natives and early settlers, foraging and celebrating the season. November 18th and December 16th (6-7pm) - Stargazing 101 - Join Ranger Lisa on a cool evening night hike and learn about the importance of the dark and our connection to the stars overhead. Dress warm and be prepared to be outside. November 24th (9-11:30am) - #OptOutside Paddle Tour - Skip the shopping and opt outside for a Black Friday kayaking tour. The Friends of Galveston Island State Park provides a great experience on the water with a guide. Reserve your spot for a quick instruction, free gear rental, and guided trip with Ranger Lisa into a protected cove of Galveston Bay. The tour will start at 9am and will be back before lunch. Starting location is the Oak Bayou picnic area. November 24th and December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (1-2pm) - Winter Birding 101 Ranger Lisa leads a great family-friendly course on some of the most common birds during the winter. Binoculars are available to borrow for the program. Get a checklist, find the hotspots, and delve into the best winter birds the island has to offer. Join the group at the Nature Center to get started and seek wildlife in the air, on the ground, and in the water. November 25th (11am-1pm) - Family Paddling - Join Ranger Lisa for a short trial paddle on Oak Bayou (15-20 min.). Adults team up with kids to experience the fun of kayaking on the flat, shallow, protected waters of Galveston Bay. Average depth of water is 3 foot.
Galveston College Presents “It’sTheaGalveston Wonderful Life” College Theatre Department will present
a radio play version of the holiday favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The radio play version features student performers giving voice to the play’s main characters just as stars of the original movies did for radio audiences back in the old days. Performances will be given in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College main campus at 4015 Ave. Q. Performances are Thursday, November 30th at 7pm, and Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. For more info go to gc.edu.
Fun at The Movies at Moody Gardens Moody Gardens hosts a variety of mov-
• 1:35pm – “Secret Ocean 3D” • 2:25pm – “Great White Shark 3D” • 3pm – “Incredible Predators 3D” • 3:35pm - “Jerusalem 3D” • 4:25pm – “Great White Shark 3D” • 5pm - “Incredible ies throughout the year for the whole family Predators 3D” to enjoy. Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope • 5:40pm - “DespiBlvd. For more info call (800)582-4637 or go cable Me 3 3D” to moodygardens.com. • 7:30pm - “Light Featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, Moody Before Christmas” Garden’s state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience • 8:15pm - “Jerusalem 3D” gives guests the best viewing experience in the • *9:05pm - “Light world. Before Christmas” Individual tickets to the 3D and 4D movies are $10.95 for adults and $8.95 for children • **9:50pm 4-12 and seniors (65+). Children 3 and under - “Jerusalem” are free. • **10:40pm “Light Before 3D Movies - Through November 10th Christmas” • 10am – “Dream Big 3D” *Value Days - last show at 9:05pm • 10:50am – “Amazon Adventure 3D” **Peak Days - last show at 10:40pm • 11:40am – “Great White Shark 3D” • 12:10pm – “Dream Big 3D” 4D Movies - Through November 10th • 1pm – “Secret Ocean 3D” Hi-def digital 4D projection with DTS sur• 1:50pm – “Great White Shark 3D” round sound immerse you as wind, mist, leg • 2:20pm – “Dream Big 3D” ticklers, and other special effects provide a • 3:10pm – “Amazon Adventure 3D” short-film experience that is a thrill for all ages. • 4pm – “Great White Shark 3D” • 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm - “Dino Island II 4D” • 4:30pm - “Dream Big 3D” • 12 noon, 2pm, and 4pm - “Ice Age: No Time • 5:20pm - “Great White Shark 3D” for Nuts 4D” November 11th-December 16th November 11th-January 7th • 10am – “Dream Big 3D” • 10am-3:40pm - “Ice Age: No Time for Nuts • 11am – “Incredible Predators 3D” 4D” • 11:35am – “Great White Shark 3D” • 4-11pm (Value Days: 4-9pm) - “Rudolph the • 12:10pm – “Dream Big 3D” • 1pm – “Incredible Predators 3D” Red-Nosed Reindeer 4D 16 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
November 3rd (5-7pm) - Sugar Bean Coffee & Cream Celebrates 10 Years - Join Sugar Bean Coffee & Cream for the sweetest celebration - they are celebrating 10 years of business! Don't miss out on Southern foods and entertainment for all, with signature drinks and neighbors galore. See you there, Sugar! Sugar Bean is located 11 Evia Main. November 3rd (6-8pm) - Cooking with Friends: More than Turkey & Potatoes hosted by Galveston College - Grab a friend and learn about the history of food and the art of cooking. Daisy Durham, a world traveler, catering chef and retired history professor, will teach the finer points of specific cuisines while leading you through recipes from the regions. Dining and discussion will follow the lessons. The menu will include early American food with a historically balanced approach. Classes meet the last Friday of each month, 6-9pm. The cost of each course is $49. For more info go to gc.edu. November 4th (10am) - Boo Pollution Beach Cleanup Sponsored by Erica Davila - There will be a registration table on the beach beside 61st St. Pier, and cleanup will begin at 10am. Bring your own reusable water bottle, closed toe shoes, and cash for goodies. Fore more info find the event on Facebook. November 8th (5-8pm) - 41st Annual Rotary Club of Galveston Chili Supper - This event will be held at Ball High School Cafeteria, 4115 Ave. O. In addition to great “homemade” chili and rice and all the condiments, guests can purchase tamales to accompany their chili supper, as well as a variety of homemade and specialty desserts. Many of the delicious desserts available for sale will be made from the Rotarians’ family recipes - handed down from generation to generation. Free children’s books, again generously donated by Half-Price Books in Clear Lake, will be given away throughout the evening. Tickets are $10 and include a dessert of your choice. November 8th and 9th (6-9pm) - Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner - Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers “Dinner with the Ghosts” twice this month. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $56 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, call (409)765-7721. November 9th (6:30pm) - Galveston County Epilepsy Awareness Support Group - Discovering that you aren’t alone is one of the most important experiences that some people affected by epilepsy have. Support groups introduce you to others who understand and share your experience and give you a forum for learning about resources, exploring options, and making new friends. For more info contact email@example.com or call 888-548-9716. November 10th (6-9:30pm) - Artist Boat Float the Boat Celebrate nature, art, and science at Float the Boat, an Artist Boat fundraising gala, with live music, dinner, beer, wine, silent auction, and a curated art auction. The event will be held at The Trolley Station located at 2021 Strand. Reserved seating is $100 per person or $80 for standing room. For more info go to artistboat.org/float-the-boat. November 10th (4-6pm) - Dedication of the new Kemp’s Ridley Seawall Statue - Enjoy the dedication of the New Kemp’s Ridley Seawall Statue located at 4600 Seawall Blvd. (directly East of the 1900 Storm Memorial). This statue will honor Galveston’s role in saving the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle. A reception will immediately follow the dedication at the Galveston Office of the Turtle Island Restoration Network, 2228 Broadway. For more info call (409) 795-8426.
November 10th, 11th, and 12th (Friday 6pm, Saturday 9am & 2:30pm, and Sunday 9am) Maya Yoga Vinyasa Fusion Workshop taught by Nicki Doane - Join Nicki Doane at The Body Space, 1914 45th St., for a weekend of workshop intensives for beginners to advanced practitioners. Devotion to yoga and the desire to share with and give back to the world are what motivate the teaching of Maya Yoga with Nicki Doane. Yoga is spirit in action, and as Nicki teaches, she inspires people to find a place of spirit inside themselves, recognizing the profound connection between the self and spirit. For more info and pricing to thebodyspacegalveston.com/ maya-yoga-vinyasa-fusion-workshop. November 11th (9:30am and 11am) - First Lutheran Church Public Lectures - In conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, First Lutheran Church will be hosting two public lectures at First Lutheran, 25th and Winnie St., in historic Downtown Galveston. The 9:30am lecture is “Living Bound, Living Free,” Christian freedom in an Authoritarian Age, 1517, and the 11am lecture is “Living Free, Living Meaningfully,” Christian freedom in an Age of Freedoms, 2017. The lectures will be presented in the church fellowship hall. The public is invited, and admission is free. November 11th (10am-5pm) - Veterans Day at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center - The Ocean Star Museum is thankful for the sacrifices military men, women, and families make for this country. This Veteran’s Day, all military veterans will be granted free admission to the museum. Ocean Star Museum is located at Harborside at 20th St. November 11th (10am-2pm) - 2nd Annual Women Veterans Appreciation Brunch - Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Women Veteran Services presents the 2nd Annual Women Veterans Appreciation Brunch. The brunch will take place at Open Gates UTMB Conference Center, located at 2419 Sealy St. November 11th (10am-5pm) - Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser & Fishing Tournament - This event is jointly hosted by Texas Boys Outdoors and West End Anglers. Vendors and donors please call (713)594-4252 with West End Anglers. The heaviest Stringer wins 2 Speckled Trout under 25” and 1 Slot Redfish per team. The side Pot: Heaviest slot redfish. Prices are $80 per angler and $20 per angler for side pot (optional). For a full list of rules and to register go to texasboysoutdoors.org/pages/fishing-tournament. November 16th (5-8pm) - Sip n’ Shop on The Strand - When was the last time you shopped Downtown Galveston? Come out and enjoy a lot of specials and delicious drinks and snacks while you shop. Support your local shops! Participating shops include: Dorothy May’s, The Admirality, Head to Footsies, Jewel Garden, Strand Brass, Gracies, Bungalow, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sante Fe Trail, Tina’s on the Strand, Tsunami, and Yaga’s Restaurant and Bar. November 17th-18th (Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 9am-4pm) - Seaside Treasure Festival features more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, a fabulous lunch from the Seaside Cafe, a wonderful silent auction, a Tea Room, and much more. Join the fun at Moody Methodist Church, 53rd and Avenue U. Festival proceeds support mission and outreach work in the Galveston area. Admission is free. November 19th (12:30-3:30pm) - Celebrate Arbor Day - Join Galveston Island Tree Conservancy at this annual luncheon to Celebrate Arbor Day in Galveston. There will be lunch, libations, and a great silent auction under the gorgeous trees in the Conservatory at the Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St. For more info go to galvestonislandtreeconservancy.org. November 23rd (10:30am-6:30pm) - Thanksgiving Brunch at Hotel Galvez - The hotel features all the traditional Thanksgiving entrees with special features created by the executive chef. Seating times are 10:30am-6:30pm. Reservations are required and must be made directly with the hotel by calling (409)765-7721. Brunch reservations are currently being accepted. November 23rd (11am-4pm) - Thanksgiving at The Resort - Enjoy this annual Thanksgiving at Galveston Island RV Resort. They provide the turkey and ham, and everyone brings a side or dessert for a fun community dinner. Book your site today. For more info find the event on Facebook.
Crafts - Drop-in to the Children’s Department between 10am and 5pm to create a clay craft. November 21st (7-7:45pm) - Star Party Discover the wonders of the night sky with 2310 Sealy St., Galveston. For more info call (409)763-8854 ext. 135 or go to rosenberg-library. Ranger Lisa from Galveston Island State Park. org. All events are free and open to the public. November 22nd (12 noon-5pm) - Drop-In Maker Space at the Children’s Department 12 Children noon - 5pm to enjoy the maker space. November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th and December 6th (9:30-9:50am) - Babytime - Join in for songs, November 25th (10am-5pm) - Drop-In Create a bounces, books, puppets, and rhymes. Perfect for Comic at the Children’s Department 10am - 5pm babies and their significant others. to create a comic. November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th and December ture That Speaks” by Nancy McCoy and David Saturday, November November 27th (7-7:30pm) - Family Fun: 6th (10-10:30am) - Storytime - A fun, engaging Arctic Animal Friends - Join in for storytelling Woodcock 18th (2-4pm) program featuring storytelling, music, and magic, songs, and a craft for the whole family When the A&M College of Texas opened its “Unforgettable puppets planned to promote early literacy devel- featuring arctic animal friends evening storytime. doors in 1876, its early buildings followed a Vic- Texans” by Bartee opment and to encourage one-on-one interaction. torian architectural style. Classical architecture Teens (Ages 13-18) came to the campus with the Academic Building, Haile November 2nd, 9th, 16th and December 7th, Bookafter the 1912 fire that destroyed Old Main. Sub- shopGalveston November 3rd (4:30-5:30pm) - International 14th, 21st (10-10:30am) Story Fair Stories, will host a book sequent buildings generally followed this neoclasmusic, puppets, and drama fun are celebrated in Game Day - Play Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash signing with Texas sical path, but the growth of the campus in the a BIG way! Programs are designed exclusively for Bros. on the library’s projector and big screen for Depression era saw the addition of an extraordi- columnist Bartee Haile schools and daycares. Pre-registration is required. International Game Day. There will also be new nary group of buildings, sited in accordance with and his latest, a bioboard games to play like Superfight, Pandemic, Programs are free and last 30 minutes. Settlers of Catan, and Sheriff of Nottingham. We’ll a master plan developed by college architect F. E. graphical collection November 2nd, 9th, 16th (6-7pm) Paws to focusing on some of teach you how to play! Giesecke and designed by S. C. P. Vosper, each Read It’ s a simple concept beginning readers the most unusual and of whom also held faculty positions in the first November 6th and December 4th (4:30-5:30pm) practice reading skills with a therapy dog. He’ s fascinating people in architecture program at a state college in Texas. loving, kind, and very non-judgmental. Check in - Y.A.L.L. Meeting - Y.A.L.L. (Young Adult Library Texas history. The buildings designed by Vosper are arguHistory books burst at the seams with stories at the children’s desk to get signed up for a turn. Leaders) is a group for teens to get together and ably the finest buildings on the campus, uniquely what they’d like to see at their library, such about Houston, Travis, Crockett, and other icons November 6th (7-7:30pm) - Family Fun: Glow discuss expressive of the agricultural and mechanical as different programs, projects, and initiatives. of Texas history. Yet many of the Lone Star State’ s in the Dark Party This will be held in the origins of the university; they delight the senses Snacks and soda provided. with color, sculpture, and wit. Nancy T. McCoy fascinating figures, well known in life but forgot- Founder’s Room on the second floor. Join in November 10th (4:30-5:30pm) - Artists’ Alley the glow in the dark fun! You’ll play games and ten in death, remain obscure by omission. This and David G. Woodcock, distinguished preser- Drawing Workshop - Are you interested in vation architects and scholars, review the history scintillating company includes a World War I spy create a glow in the dark painting, too. drawing? Whether you’re an experienced artist or of Texas A&M campus architecture and provide who became a movie star, the first gringo mataNovember 11th (10-11:30am) - Tech Time want to doodle and color, feel free to come in-depth coverage of Vosper and his legacy. Illus- dor, a West Texas tent showman, and the husTechies and computer enthusiasts ages 7-12 are just hang out. A variety of coloring sheets, pencils/ band-and-wife trick-shot act that amazed auditrated by the sumptuous photography of Carowelcome to explore a variety of gadgets, games, crayons, pencils, and blank paper will be available. lyn Brown, “Architecture That Speaks” concludes ences for forty years. Some characters cut across and tech trends at the library. the common narrative, like the admiral whose November 17th and December 1st, 15th with observations on recent approaches toward advice might have prevented the attack on Pearl November 13th (7-7:30pm) - Family Fun: Fairy (4-5:30pm) - Teen Gaming - Wii U & Board the reuse and rehabilitation of campus heritage Tales Join in for fairy tale fun for the whole Harbor, the one and only Republican congress- Play Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros. architecture and a view to the future, as plans Listen to stories and create a unique fairy Games on the projector in the Wortham. There will man in the first half of the twentieth century, the family. evolve for further development of the campus tale themed craft during this family friendly also be new board games to play like Superthat maintains a respect for both strategic vision Klansman Texans elected to the U.S. Senate, and evening storytime. fight, Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, and Sheriff of the businessman who wrote the longest Engand historical heritage. November 20th-22nd, 25th-30th and December Nottingham. lish-language novel in complete secrecy. PopuSaturday, November 11th (2-4pm) - “Billy Love: 1st-8th, 11th-22nd (4-4:15pm) - Holiday Story November 30th (6-7:30pm) - Throwback lar columnist and author Bartee Haile brings to A Pebble in Galveston Sand” by Joy Jones and life some of the most intriguing Texans who ever Countdown - Stop by every day at 4pm for a Movie Night – It’s Throwback Thursday Jim Nelson festive holiday story read aloud in the Children’s Thursday slipped through the cracks of history. Movie Night! This month’s movie is “The NightGalveston Bookshop will host a book signDepartment. Bartee Haile has written “This Week in Texas mare Before Christmas.” Popcorn and soda will be ing with Joy Jones and Jim Nelson, co-authors of History” for small newspapers throughout Texas November 21st (10am-5pm) Drop-In Clay available. the new novel “Billy Love: A Pebble in the Galves- since 1983. Three of his other books will be availton Sand.” Billy Love was born on the island and able at the event: “Murder Most Texan,” covering heavenly beings and her extraordinary recovery easily attained popularity and acclaim as an outfrom an incurable and debilitating disorder. standing athlete and scholar. When his freshman high profile Lone Star homicides; “Texas DepresIn addition to her own miracle, the author sion-era Desperadoes,” a look at the outlaws of year at Texas A&M provides the first true test of also shares how several other family members his character, he develops the drive and tenacity that period (especially Bonnie and Clyde); and Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm have been divinely touched and experienced that will carry him into adulthood. Marrying into “Texas Boomtowns,” stories of the towns that their own mysterious healings. “Guidebook to Angel Talk” is a remarkably sprang up amid the oil craze that swept the state old island money, he enjoys success as an innoCathy also does angel readings and teaches detailed handbook on how to communicate with in the early 1900’ s . vator in the Mitchell Corporation’s oil ventures, others how angelic communication can provide angels and other divine beings. but in time, misfortune finds him, and his marStrand Gallery Book Signing emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. Your angels want you to understand about riage and career begin to unravel. For the first Both books can be purchased and signed at their unconditional love and are eager for you to Saturday, November 25th (4-6pm) “Swabbed time, Billy starts to look at life’s larger questions talk with them. They want you to enjoy your life Mysticatz, 2021 Strand #1, Galveston or online and finds that all the rollicking adventures, hard- and Found” by Frank Billingsley at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more info and will show you exactly how to do so. Strand Gallery located at 2418 Strand, Suite earned accomplishments, and painful challenges or to meet the author, call (409)740-1565, go to “Angel Talk” is a fascinating true story about D will host local author and personality, Frank will not provide the answers. cathycatching.com, or facebook.com/ccatching. one woman’ s astonishing interactions with As Billy’s search for meaning takes on new Billingsley. Enjoy champagne and bon-bons. dimensions, he meets someone new, and together they begin to look at life from a spiritual point of view. “Billy Love” is a novel that looks into the deeper meanings of life through the easy successes and insurmountable problems that befall its title character, who learns that he is a spiritual being having a human experience – not the other Galveston Bookshop Book Signings way around. Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd Joy Jones and Jim Nelson live and write on St.. For more info on this and other events call Galveston Island. Joy’s previous book, “The Last (409)750-8200 or go to galvestonbookshop.com. Madam, A Legend of the Texas Chicken Ranch,” is a novelization of the life of Edna Milton. Saturday, November 11th (2pm) - “Architec-
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Blizard presents “Wanting Not to Want,” an installation of video and text paintings used in her ongoing appearances in the audiences of popular morning television broadcasts. These exhibitions will remain on view through November 19th.
documents the romantic pipedream of a Galveston, Texas, beachfront utopia. This hopeful surf spot will be portrayed through a body of work containing photographs, video, printed matter, and a 13-foottall viewing platform resemNovember 25th-January 7th bling one of Galveston’s seawall Galveston Arts Center (GAC) lifeguard stands. On View Through November 19th presents three exhibitions openJoan Laughlin’s detailed Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents three ing Saturday, November 25th, paintings of forest undergrowth exhibitions by Texas-based artists in partnership 6-9pm with artist talks beginning at and tree knots highlight the with the 2017 Texas Biennial through Novem6:30pm. In the first floor gallery, Galveston-based through an installation incorporating lanterns and resilience of the natural world and allude to the ber 19th. artist Dan Schmahl’s exhibition, “Surfer’s Beach,” a radio broadcast of messages from visitors to the fleeting nature of memory for the exhibition exhibition Taiguruma Radio Station. These exhiIn the 1st floor gallery, Dallas-based artist references his favorite surf spot through the re“Entanglement.” Laughlin’s monochromatic renGiovanni Valderas incorporates Spanish idioms creation of a life guard stand, photographs, video, bitions will remain on view through January 7th, derings of the tangled forest floor border between 2018. into piñata forms in an attempt to decipher the and printed materials. In the second-floor 1878 hyper-real and abstract in their attention to Dan Schmahl’s exhibition, “Surfer’s Beach,” complex relationships between the US and Latin Gallery, the exhibition “Entanglement” features detail. Laughlin began this body of work while takes its title from Sex Wax graffiti on GalvesAmerica for the exhibition “Tradecraft.” paintings of the undergrowth of forests and tree caring for her father who had Alzheimer’s disease. ton’s seawall at the artist’s favorite surfing spot. In Through this experience and observations of the In the 1878 Gallery, Regina Agu reconsiders knots by Joan Laughlin. In the Brown Foundathe landscape through photography, environmen- tion Gallery, Motoyuki Noguchi and Toshimichi someone’s attempt to designate the spot as a “surf- forest ecosystem, Laughlin reflects on the intertal research, and source texts for the exhibition Minagawa of the Taiguruma Revival Project based er’s beach,” Schmahl found the moniker poetic connections between loss and regeneration. and a reminder that life is suffering, even in his “Sea Change.” in Galveston’s sister-city, Niigata, Japan, reintroTaiguruma Radio Station reintroduces the In the Brown Foundation Gallery, Christie search for a beach break. Schmahl’s exhibition duce the lost art of Japanese fish cart lanterns lost art and tradition of Japanese “fish cart” lanterns through an installation by Motoyuki Noguchi and Toshimichi Minagawa. Since 2004, Motoyuki Noguchi, leader of the Taiguruma Revival Project, has worked to revive and preserve this craft and engage communities in this traditional practice. Along with his collaborator, Toshimichi Minagawa, Noguchi has introduced Taiguruma through workshops and exhibitions throughout Japan and abroad. Expanding on the tradition of communicating with our ancestors, Noguchi and Minagawa’s installation offers visitors an opportunity to open a line of communication across borders, generations, and cultures through postcards and a local radio broadcast. The Galveston Art League will host a Taiguruma lantern workshop November 27th–30th. Contact Billie J. Rinaldi at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in Downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at galvestonartscenter.org. The galleries and the ArtWorks Museum Store are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times. Pictured: Left: Dan Schmahl - “A Poem for an Anarcho-Beach Utopia” (video still); Joan Laughlin - “Spirits,” 18 x 24 in., oil on panel, 2017
Exhibitions on View at Galveston Arts Center
Events WAKE Presents: Zines y Más November 26 (1-5pm)
WAKE, the Galveston-based collective behind the music and arts publication “Wake the Zine” and host of music events in Galveston, presents Zines y Más. The event will feature local zine makers and musicians in the style of a small popup market. This project is made possible with support from The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. For makers interested in tabling at this event, please visit wakethezine.com.
Life Drawing Studio is held Mondays, 5:307:30pm. This is offered in 4-week blocks following each ArtWalk. Yoga in the Gallery is held every Wednesday from 6-7pm. Register through Texas Yoga Flow. Ceramics Studio is held every Tuesday 6-8pm. This is offered in 4-week blocks following each ArtWalk. Open Studio Night - The Friday after ArtWalk from 5:30-7:30pm, this studio is held. Alternating between Art Happy Hour (for adults) and Family Art Night (for families) • December 1, 2017: Art Happy Hour – Classic Paper Snowflakes • January 19th, 2018: Family Art Night • March 9th, 2018: Art Happy Hour • April 27th, 2018: Family Art Night • June 8th, 2018: Art Happy Hour • July 20th, 2018: Family Art Night
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From the HeArt Gallery:
A Community of More than Just Art By Lauren Elizabeth Ware
On a scorching hot Friday afternoon, I am graced with the feel-good vibes of 50’s rock and roll emanating within From the HeArt Gallery. Upon entering, I am greeted by co-owner, Samitha Hess Edwards; warm, charming, all smiles, and art extraordinaire. I confess I have yet to hear of this place, and she is more than happy to show me around and answer any questions. While under the care of the previous owners, Samitha was a contributor to the gallery and has even helped run other galleries here and there. In December of 2016, her husband and co-owner, Scott Edwards surprised her with the very gallery she was a huge part of. It has always been a dream of hers, and now owning one, she has admitted it is a completely different ball game and wouldn’t trade it for the world. In a little over 3,000 square feet, From the HeArt showcases the work of 52 artists; most are local, two are from Dallas, and one is all the way from Ohio. Some art includes the work of painters and photographers such as Susie Smith Phillips, Jessica Von Braun, David Lambert, and Catherine Stroud. Samitha herself, does mixed media arts such as painting and making cigar box purses. Her husband is also a photographer, and the both of them have their work on display in their own corners of the gallery. As we make our rounds, I’m face to face with what’s called an “appetizer wall” at the front of the gallery. It’s one piece from each of their hanging artists in the gallery. The concept of the wall allows visitors and buyers to become aware of what to look forward to throughout the rest of the gallery. I am taken to a room in the back where they hold a Children’s Art Class every Friday 3-5pm and 5-7pm as well as 3-5pm on Saturdays. Ages range mostly from 6-14. Instantly a smile is brought to my face at the thought of children having a loving and supportive environment to bring forth their creative energy. On the first Thursday of every month, From the HeArt hosts an Acoustic Jam & Vegan Potluck, 7-10pm. This event is free to the public and is kid and pet friendly, with Tex Renner as host. Everyone is encouraged to come hungry and bring their instruments. November 11th, Samitha’s wonderful mother, Catherine Hess, will be teaching a Silk Floral Design class, 3-6pm. November 16th is a flashback to the 70’s with a Macrame class starting at 7pm, and a Wire Wrapping class November 18th at 3pm. For those mothers (daddies, too) looking for something to do with your little ones, From the HeArt hosts a Mommy & Me painting class on the first Sunday of every month at 3-5pm. For $20, you can have plenty of food, supplies, drinks, and a fun time. The age range for these classes are 0-4. During my talks with Samitha, something I had picked up on was her use of the word “creating.” She respectfully acknowledges that we are not simply doing, making, or putting together, but rather, something much more transcendental: creating. She expressed to me that she and Scott try to incorporate every form of art rather than just painting. They want photography, sculpting,
pottery, jewelry, floral, and home decor. The best part: no animal products are used anywhere in the gallery. They are 100% vegan. Everything must be handmade from the artist. The best art is in it’s most organic form, and I praise Samitha and Scott for achieving this for their gallery. I have been thoroughly blown away by every piece of artwork and overcome with an emotional sense of community and passion exuding from the both of them, the artists, and the gallery itself. For more info and a list of upcoming events go to fromtheheart.gallery or find them on Facebook. From the HeArt is located at 511 23rd St., Downtown Galveston, (409)300-3009.
Affaire d’Art (2227 Postoffice St., Suite B, (409)789-0079, affairedart.com) - November 25th, 10am-2pm, learn encaustic painting at the Encaustic Workshop. Encaustic painting is one of the world’s most ancient artistic mediums with several surviving portraits over 2,000 years old. You will learn techniques including incorporation of images (burnished and embedded), reductions, and various forms of encaustic intarsia. The cost is $120 per person plus $30 for supplies. ArtWalk will be held throughout town, ranging in time from 4-10pm. This event is mostly held in the heart of the downtown historic district, and now other parts of the Island. ArtWalk is a free event that takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit art spaces, and what are called “other walls,” restaurants, and retail stores. For a brochure listing all participants, stop by the Galveston Arts Center located at 2127 Strand St. or go to galvestonartscenter.org. All events are free, and there are several Preview Parties on Friday evenings at the galleries. Various artworks will be for sale. November 25th is the final ArtWalk of the year. Dates in 2018 are January 13th, March 3rd, April 21st, June 2nd, July 14th, August 25th, October 14th, and November 24th. Beta Gallery (2328 Strand, Ste. 206, (409)3703707, galveston.com/beta-gallery) - Beta Gallery features fine art by: Mary K. Farragher, Robert Dampier, Chalda Maloff, Jussi Tinnemeyer, Edward Drozdik, Ulysses Penfield, Jan Arthur Harrel, and Jeffery Piper. From the HeART Gallery (511 23rd St.,
(409)300-3009, fromtheheart.gallery) November 1st-11th, the Tim Burton Art show will be on display. Also, enjoy these fun events: November 11th, Silk Floral Design Class; November 16th, Macrame’ Class; November 18th, Jewelry Wire Wrapping Class; November 19th, Puerto Rico Benefit, Art Show, and Silent Auction; and November 25th, ArtWalk with featured artist Catherine Stroud and featured Digital Artist Rebecah Thompson. G. Lee Gallery (2215 Postoffice St., (409)3707350, gleegallery.net) - G. Lee Gallery will continue to present Elaine Monnig’s show “Unity and Variety” through November 16th. Monnig has painted en plein air (out of doors) throughout the United States, England, France, Italy, Scotland, and Switzerland, drawing inspiration from beautiful landscapes around the world. G. Lee Gallery is once again sponsoring Brushes by the Beach Plein Air contest supporting Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Adventures for kids. Open to artists 16 years and older, the event will be November 11th-18th; paint one day or every day on Galveston Island. Register on the website. Galveston Arts Center (2127 Strand St., (409)763-2403, galvestonartscenter.org) - Three exhibitions will be opening November 25th and will remain on view through January 7th. In the first-floor gallery, Galveston-based artist Dan Schmahl’s exhibition, “Surfer’s Beach,” references his favorite surf spot through the re-creation of a life guard stand, photographs, video, and printed materials. In the second-floor 1878 Gallery, the exhibition “Entanglement” features paintings of the undergrowth of forests and tree knots by Joan Laughlin. In the Brown Foundation Gallery, Motoyuki Noguchi and Toshimichi Minagawa of the Taiguruma Revival Project based in Galveston’s sister-city, Niigata, Japan, reintroduce the lost art of Japanese fish cart lanterns through an installation incorporating lanterns and a radio broadcast of messages from visitors to the exhibition Taiguruma Radio Station. Galveston Art League (2117A Postoffice St., (409)621-1008, galvestonartleague.com) November’s Member Show featured artist is Pam Hatch. Galveston Artist Residency (2521 Ships Mechanic Row, (409)974-4446, galvestonartistresidency.org) - Galveston Artist Residency exists to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of art by giving artists a gift of time and space for the development of their work. They provide studio space, accommodation, and a stipend to three artists annually. GIANT Art and Design Showroom (2427 Market, (409)392-3331, miltonausherman.com) - Artist O3 shoots to the forefront with crisp new paintings on dibond, the best of all surfaces, an aluminum on a polycarbonate substrate. Sacramento artist Esso continues with new expressions of his soft focus world and a collaboration or two, while West Virginia wordsmith Chimo joins the fray and participates in-kind with new works on the finest archival paper. Heard Gallery (2217 Postoffice St., (903)3579073, theheardgallery.com) - The gallery owner and artist Ray Heard, features artwork that incorporates thick brush strokes and even thicker pallet knife applications. This artistic combination is meant to encourage a multi-dimensional experience, giving viewers a sense of walking
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right into the painting. This work is the second of a new series by Heard entitled “Galveston Yards and Gardens,” and he is currently accepting photo submissions of similar scenes to add to this collection. With this offer to participate in this series of paintings, Heard hopes to present to the public a side of Galveston’s beauty that is not often seen. The Old Galveston Trading Company (2115 Postoffice, (409)599-7635, oldgalvestontradingco. com) - The Old Galveston Trading Company now has “Ringo Starr Octopus and Hibiscus Series” canvas and paper prints by artist Jennifer Peck available for purchase. With luscious and abundant images of botanicals that highlight colorful varieties of hibiscus on top of philodendron and fan palms, the show “Beautiful and Brief” celebrates the sudden and fleeting moments of this ethereal flora. From Florida, Jennifer sent new embellished prints to offer something in all price ranges, along with the original mixed media pieces the store is already exhibiting. The Proletariat Gallery (2221 Market St., (409)356-9092, proletariatgallery.com) - The Proletariat Gallery and Public House is a collaborative exhibition space and local hangout dedicated to enhancing the arts in Galveston. Q2 Gallery (2209 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, (409)256-0762) - Joey Quiroga is known for his energy as well as his photography. He has now added original paintings to his line, as well as pillows, coasters, and pens with his photography beautifully printed. Rose West also exhibits at Q2, you’ll love her small paintings of Joey’s photographs. Her usual high style and attention to detail prevails. René Wiley Gallery (2128 Postoffice St., (409)750-9077, renewileyart.com) - The René Wiley Gallery has an exhibition filled with Wiley’s bright bird paintings, featuring Gulf Coast species against abstract color patterns. Recent works also include landscapes of beach umbrellas and chairs under the island sun and rooftop views of Galveston Island, as well as mixed media landscapes by daughter, Rachel Wiley-Janota. Beautiful new tree sculptures from James Phillips and intricate wooden bowls by Dale Hooks, as well as new hand-dyed fabric mosaics by Brenda Bunten-Schloesser and colorful glass sculptures by Bill Meek will also be featured. Strand Gallery (2418 Strand St., (409)2201777) - November’s theme is Honoring Veterans. The featured artist is Kevin Hong, aerial photographer of vintage warplanes; Martie Terry Custom Jewelry, special Christmas and Patriotic Jewelry; Victoria Tebo’s new Alaskan photos, along with shore birds from the Gulf Coast; and Rose West has new Christmas ornaments, each hand-painted and signed. Joey Quiroga has his new paintings as well as photography. The Art & Literature Series features Frank Billingsley’s new book, “Swabbed and Found,” which he’ll be signing at November’s ArtWalk, 4-6pm. Jas T. Ward, Romance the Ward Way, will also have her new book, “A Little Pill Called Love” available. Third Coast Gallery (2413 Mechanic, (409)9744661 or (281)900-0444, thirdcoastgalleries.com) - Third Coast Gallery will feature works of Ruth Downes and Melinda Patrick for this exhibition. Both artists choose similar subject matter, but present it in different ways. View this art along with oil paintings by Jack Morris and selected paintings by Joseph Henderson.
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Music Concerts & More Music Events Ongoing
First Thursday of every month (7-10pm) - Open Acoustic Jam - This is an acoustic jam session with several of the top local Island musicians, collaborating among artwork from local artisans. This is a free event to bring an instrument to or just take it all in. This event is located at From the HeART Gallery, 511 23rd St. For more info find From the HeART Gallery on Facebook. Every Tuesday (7-10pm) - Jazz Jam - Enjoy live jazz featuring Lime Drive Ensemble at Saloon Door Brewing, 105 Magellan Cir. For more info go to saloondoorbrewing.com. 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 of jazz at the Galvez Bar & Grill, 2024 Seawall Blvd., where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. For more info call (409)765-7721 or go to hotelgalvez.com.
Concerts & Events
November 2nd-5th - Lone Star Rally - Lone Star Rally is a fun, annual event you won’t want to miss. Headliner acts include Tom Keifer, former frontman for Cinderella, Friday night and country legends Sawyer Brown playing Saturday. 35 free musical performances will happen in genres from classic rock and adult contemporary to rockin’ country on two sound stages - the main stage at Saengerfest Park Downtown, and a second at Beach Central Park in front of the Hotel Galvez. Check the website for an updated list of musical guests at lonestarrally.com. November 3rd (9pm-1am) - The Mojo Faction Live at Silver Spot Saloon - Enjoy live music with The Mojo Faction. They play all the songs you love to hear. This is always a great show and never a dull moment! Silver Spot Saloon is located at 5202 Ave. S. November 10th (9:30pm-12:30am) - IllumiY-
achty Live at Bubbas on the Strand - Grab that Captains Hat and climb aboard as IllumiYachty docks at Bubbas on the Strand. They'll be playing all of your Yacht Rock favorites! Come party, dance, and get your smooth on! November 11th (5-7pm) - “Closer to Country” CD Release Event - G. Lee Gallery’s resident musician George Douglas Lee is presenting his 11th fully produced CD album “Closer to Country” with 12 original songs. On this album, Lee, lead singer in a rock n’ roll power trio, returns to his childhood country music roots. If you enjoy great melodies and toe tapping rhythms, look no further. You’ll be singing along in no time. This event will take place at G. Lee Gallery, 2215 Postoffice St., Downtown. For more info call (409)370-7350. November 13th (7:30pm) - Willie Nelson and Family - With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger,” and “Stardust.” Join The Grand as they welcome Willie and Family back for this encore performance! Tickets are near sell out. The Grand is located at 2020 Postoffice St. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. November 18th (3pm and 8pm) - “STOMP” - A unique combination of percussion, movement, and visual comedy, “STOMP” has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression. Both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. Experience a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday, and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. Tickets start at $25. The Grand is located at 2020 Postoffice St. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)8211894, or go to thegrand.com. November 24th (7-9pm) - Black Friday with Jim Presley at MOD Coffeehouse - Jim Presley will be playing blues and alternative music, telling stories, and carrying on for two hours. This will be very relax after battling the Black Friday crowds! November 24th and 25th (Friday at 8pm, and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm) - Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular - This is one of the most delightfully enchanting Christmas shows ever, featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast, and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole! Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable, nostalgic journey with enough fun and festive cheer to
power all the Christmas lights in Galveston. Holiday favorite songs include “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let it Snow,” and more. Tickets start at $25. The Grand is located at 2020 Postoffice St. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. December 2nd (9pm-1am) - The Secret Party at BJiggers - Come out and Rock the Dock with The Secret Party Band at BJiggers located at 5002 Seawall Blvd. December 4th (7:30pm) - An Evening with Lyle Lovett - Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift of storytelling, this popular Texas native fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a “convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.” Accompanied by his band, which is comprised of several members of his Large Band, audiences can look forward to an intimate evening at The Grand where this awardwinning entertainer - long recognized as one of the “most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music” - is sure to make this Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Band an evening to remember! Tickets start at $30. The Grand is located at 2020 Postoffice St. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)7651894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. December 15th (3pm and 8pm) - The Texas Tenors - Fresh from the debut of their PBS Special (filmed at The Grand), Texas favorites Marcus Collins, John Hagen, and JC Fisher treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway, and current pop music. With their breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm, their concert at The Grand will put you into the holiday spirit. Tickets start at $30. The Grand is located at 2020 Postoffice St. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com. December 16th (10pm-2am) - Ryan Ross Band Live - Ryan Ross Band will be live at Yaga’s Cafe, 2314 Strand St. Hang out at one of the coolest places in Galveston! December 16th (8pm) - Jerry Jeff Walker - One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors returns to The Grand for his annual holiday season concert. Get set for a memorable evening, filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun. Tickets start at $35. The Grand is located at 2020 Postoffice St. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.
Fall is Cooling Off Outside but Certainly Not Inside Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe Old Quarter Acoustic is a musical venue that
supports live original music and is located at 413 20th St. in Downtown Galveston. For tickets and more info go to oldquarteracousticcafe.com or find them on Facebook. Upcoming shows include: November 7th (8:30pm-12 midnight) Sarah Peacock - Georgia grown singer songwriter, Sarah Peacock, swings the pendulum across the spectrum of what’s considered to be today’s country music; bridging gaps between modern country, alternative country, folk, americana, and even classic rock. You’ll find a truthful rawness in her music and real life themes of faith, overcoming struggle, and unacquitted love that will leave you oddly feeling closer to home. And, most certainly you’re sure to find a piece of your own story threading throughout the fabric of her songs. Tickets are available at oldquarteracousticcafe.com.
Upcoming Shows • November 5th - Town Mountain • November 7th - Sarah Peacock • November 10th - Album Release for Vodi/El Lago/Special Guest Tee Vee • November 11th - Hayden Jones • November 17th - Ramblin’ Jack Elliott with Chuck Hawthorne opening • November 18th - Old Quarter Song Swap with Gabe Wootton/Shane Walker/James Steinle • November 24th - Britney Doyal/Jordan Tydings/ Sam Barker/Myrna Sanders • November 25th - The Mighty Org with Nick Diaz opening • December 8th - Ian Moore/Douglas Greer/Dick Lemasters with a special early performance by Hotmagandhi • December 9th - Marina Rocks • December 14th - El Lago with Holy Golden • December 23rd - “All I Want for Christmas is my Two Tons of Steel” Concert
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Rum Shack – Third Stone, 9-1 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Sharky’s Tavern - Brittany Doyal, 12-3, Mojo Faction, 4-7, Rock Republic, 8-10, Victim, B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 11-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Float – DJ, 9-1 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Lone Star Rally: Stuttgarden – Shaun Michael, 7-11 Budweiser Stage Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Hillbilly Vegas, 12pm West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Stone Senate, 2pm Cody Cooke & The Bayou Outlaws, 4pm Woody’s – Jo Hell Band, 3-7, Texas Hill Country Outlaws, 9-1 Bobby Friss Band, 6pm Yaga’s – Bare Necessity, 10-1 Highway To Hell, 8pm Tom Keifer, 10pm Sunday, November 5th Beach Central Stage Albatross – Jaredd Reed, 3-6 Truck Stop Gamblers, 12pm Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Creed Fisher Band, 2pm Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 David Allen Coe, 4pm Lone Star Rally: Miss Intent, 6pm Budweiser Stage Zach Tate Band, 8pm Chad Cooke Band, 12pm Crossroad Station, 10pm Shallow Side, 2pm Mod – Christie Glaser, 7-9 Vanilla Ice, 4pm Nicks Pool Bar - After Party, 7-11 Beach Central Stage Old Moon Deli & Pie - Merel & Tony & The Woe Black Water Mountain, 12pm Woe Woes, 8-11 Pete Schlegel, 2pm Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Nonno Tony’s – Danny Kristensen, 4-7 Rum Shack – Big Noyzz, 9-1 Old Quarter – Town Mountain, 9-1 Silver Spot Saloon – Mojo Faction, 9-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Mojo Faction, 4-7 Silver Spot Saloon – Open Mic With Mojo Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Faction, 4-8 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Stuttgarden – Shaun Michael, 7-11 Woody’s – Jo Hell Band, 2-7 Sugar Bean Coffee - Kevin Anthony, 5-8 Monday, November 6th Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Woody’s – The New Offenders, 3-7, Texas Hill Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, Country Outlaws, 9-1 6-9 Yaga’s – Bare Necessity, 10-1 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Saturday, November 4th Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 Tuesday, November 7th B Jiggers – Luther & The Healers, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Bubba’s On The Strand – KGBGees, 4-8 Old Quarter – Sarah Peacock, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Lone Star Rally: Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Budweiser Stage Wednesday, November 8th Black Water Mountain, 12pm The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Pete Schlegel Band, 2pm B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Zach Tate Band, 4pm Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8-12 Highway To Hell, 6pm Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Bobby Friss Band, 8pm Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sawyer Brown, 10pm Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Beach Central Stage Philip Griffin Band, 12pm Thursday, November 9th Stone Senate, 2pm B Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 David Allan Coe, 4pm Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Miss Intent, 6pm Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Hillbilly Vegas, 8pm Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 Shallow Side, 10pm Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Mod – Christie Glaser, 7-9 Friday, November 10th Pleasure Pier - City Nights Band, 4-8 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11
Two Tons Of Steel:
B Jiggers – CC Rider, 9-1 Beerfoot - Dem, 8-12 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Paper Sparrow, 7-9 Old Quarter – Vodi, El Lago, Tee Vee, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – After Party, 9-1 Sharky’s Tavern - Salty Sounds Band, 6-9 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Big Jordan Band, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin Cajuns, 10-1
Saturday, November 11th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B Jiggers – Midnight Release, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Lee Brooks, 7-9 Old Quarter – Hayden Jones, 9-1 Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Bristol Fashion, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Silver Spot Saloon – Zach Tate Band, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Little Terry & The Blue Birds, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1
Sunday, November 12th Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6
Monday, November 13th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, 6-9 The Grand - Willie Nelson, 7:30 pm Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Tuesday, November 14th B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Wednesday, November 15th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
Thursday, November 16th B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1
the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s mostloved band, earning them a spot on the cover of “Billboard Magazine” in 1996. It December 23rd, at 8pm, “All I Want was the beginning of a twenty year jourfor Christmas is my Two Tons of Steel” ney for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble. Releasing “Two Tons Of Steel” in Concert will take place at Old Quar1994 and “Crazy For My Baby” in 1995 ter Acoustic, located at 413 20th St. in on Blue Fire Records, a sponsorship deal Downtown Galveston. For tickets and more info go to oldquarteracousticcafe. with Lone Star Beer quickly followed. Dead Crickets, renamed Two Tons of com or find them on Facebook. Before there was Americana, before Steel in 1996 began traveling outside of Texas, including stops at the Grand there was Texas Country, Two Tons Ole’ Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, the of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his National Theater in Havana, Cuba, and original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked European tours. In 1996 they released a sound that blended the best of musi“Oh No!” on their independent label, cal worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of “Big Bellied Records.” They followed up the passion project with a live recording country meets punk. The San Antonio-based group packed at the legendary Gruene Hall in Gruene, 22 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
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Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tea’ze Daiquiri Lounge - Open Mic, 8-12
Wednesday, November 22nd
The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Float – DJ Nonstopp, 9-1 Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Friday, November 17th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 B Jiggers – Hamilton Loomis, 9-1 Thursday, November 23rd Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Jay Ybarra, 7-9 Friday, November 24th Old Quarter – Ramblin Jack Elliot, Chuck The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 Hawthorne , 9-1 B Jiggers – Rapture, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Rum Shack – Shadowland, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8-12 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Mod – Jim Presley, 7-9 Stuttgarden – DJ Nonstopp, 7-11 Old Quarter - Britney Doyal, Jordan Tydings, Sam Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Barker, Myrna Sanders , 9-1 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Yaga’s – Hip Hop Hooray, 10-1 Rum Shack – The Goods, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Saturday, November 18th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stuttgarden – Jeremy Kilgore, 7-11 B Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 The Grand - Stomp, 8pm Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Joe Premo, 7-9 Saturday, November 25th Old Quarter – Gabe Wooton, Shane Walker, The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 James Steinle, 9-1 B Jiggers – Angel Garcia, 9-1 Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Rum Shack – OMG, 9-1 Mod – Robert Kuhn, 7-9 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Old Quarter – Mighty ORQ, Nick Diaz, 9-1 Silver Spot Saloon – Mark May, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Rum Shack – Space Monkey, 9-1 Stuttgarden – Curtis King, 7-11 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 9-1 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Yaga’s – Ryan Ross Band, 10-1 Stuttgarden – Curtis King, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Sunday, November 19th Galveston Farmers Market -Grifters & Shills, 9am West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 The Grand - Stomp, 3pm Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Sunday, November 26th Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Silver Spot Saloon – Bert Wills, 5-7 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Silver Spot Saloon – Bert Wills, 5-7 Monday, November 20th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 Monday, November 27th Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 6-9 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 6-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Tuesday, November 21st Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 The Proletariat - Robert Kuhn, 8-12 Tuesday, November 28th Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Texas, taped during a Two Ton Tuesday Wednesday, November 29th Show 1998. Along the way, the band has collected The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, a number of awards. To date, Two Tons 7-11 has cleaned up at home, winning “Band B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 of the Year” on 12 separate occasions Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 and “Album of the Year” for its self-titled Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 debut. Two Tons has also been named Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 “Best Country Band” by the San Antonio Current ten times. Geil also has nabbed Thursday, November 30th ‘Best Male Vocal’ honors four times. B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Two Tons Of Steel - Kevin Geil, Jake Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 “Sidecar” Marchese on upright bass, Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Will Owen Gage on lead guitar and Rich Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 Alcorta on drums - continues to push the line between country and punk with Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 its current project “GONE” produced by To list your band’s or venue’s gigs Lloyd Maines, released in 2017. here, shoot your dates to: This will be a rare intimate concert at Old Quarter Acoustic in Galveston!
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