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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 over Labor Day weekend that lets visitors tap into the world of craft beer on island time. Visitors will flock to Galveston Island September 1st-3rd in the pursuit of hoppiness and a craft beer experience unlike any other. 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, we feel certain.” But BrewMasters is more than just great tasting craft beer, according to McDerby 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 over the Labor Day weekend. Friday night, September 1st kicks off at 7pm with the spirited Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting event featuring a range of high-quality tequila-tasting and plenty of salt and nachos for all. Frivolity abounds at the popular BrewMasters Friday Night Pub Crawl at 8pm where guests can climb aboard a festive party bus each of which is hosted by a brew brain and tour some of Galveston’s coolest bars. Saturday, September 2nd is all about craft beer, and the innovative breweries that make it happen. As Texas ranks 8th in the amount of craft beer produced each year, visitors won’t want to miss the Texas Brewery Tasting Tour. This tour provides a rare opportunity to meet some of the most successful and emerging breweries in the state. Guests will enjoy featured selections with each brewery offering a “Taste it First” selection in a small group and intimate environment with some of the most passionate and skilled brewers in the industry from 11:30am-12:45pm. On Saturday afternoon, the ultimate BrewHaHa Grand Tasting begins with the chance to sample some of the best beer in the world, more than 400 of them to be exact. Don’t miss any of the “Taste it First” selections, which offer an exclusive opportunity to sample neverbefore-seen craft beers. Not a fan of waiting in line? The BrewHaHa VIP Premium Lounge provides early access to the tasting floor plus an exclusive space to get crafty with live music, light bites, and premium sampling. The VIP Zone opens at 2pm with the Grand Tasting at 3pm. Don’t miss a wide range of experts on the
HAPPY HOUR 3-7 pm - Monday thru Friday $2.75 Well Drinks $2.75 Domestic Bottles $1.00 off all draft MONDAY MADNESS 7 pm to Close Shawn & Michael's Monday Night Poker Party - 8 pm $6.00 Bratwurst On a Bun $5.00 Cherry Limeades $2.00 Domestic Bottles $2.00 Well Drinks $2 TUESDAY 7 pm to Close Tony' Trivia Tuesday - 8 & 9:30 pm $7.00 Traditional Burgers $2.00 Domestic Bottles $2.00 Well Drinks -- $5.00 Waterwalls
Beer University Stage including the Women in Craft Beer panel where the women of craft beer talk about the growth of women in the industry. Yes, you can “Have your beer and eat it, too.” The Art Institute of Houston will present several cooking demonstrations showcasing how to cook with beer. And finalists in the infamous Bad A$$ Beard Contest, presented by Free Beer Friday, will see if their mustache, goatee, and beard made the final cut. BrewMasters goes out with a bang on Saturday and Sunday night with “Beach, Brews, and Bands” at Moody Garden’s Palm Beach with a live concert each night at Palm Beach. To top off the foam-filled weekend, don’t miss the Brew-B-Que, Sunday September 3rd from 12 noon-5pm featuring smokin’ hot smokehouse specialties, live music, and of course, plenty of brews. Meet Rocky Stubbs from the infamous Stubb’s Barbecue empire, which started in 1968 when C.B. Stubblefield, “Stubb,” opened his first restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. Over the course of his life, Stubb perfected the art of barbecue including making the sauces, marinades, and rubs that today bring legendary Texas flavor to homes everywhere. Stubb was well known for his trademark smile and infamous line: “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m a cook.” 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.
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Galveston to Host Free Fireworks Shows Every Weekend This Summer In Galveston, the summer weekends
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were a celebration with fireworks. But all good things must come to an end and the free firework shows will end the summer with a bang on September 3rd at 9pm. These fireworks shows provide an opportunity for visitors to extend their weekends and enjoy additional entertainment at the beach and this Labor Day weekend is no exception. Sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the fireworks displays will launch over the Gulf of Mexico near Seawall Blvd. and 37th Street. For more info about Galveston tourism go to galveston.com or call (888)GAL-ISLE.
27th Annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival:
Moody Gardens to Hold Festival for Individuals with Special Needs
In its 27th year, the annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival will be celebrated September 9th, 10am-4pm at Moody Gardens Palm Beach. Individuals with special needs are invited to a day at the beach with Moody Gardens and Texas Adaptive Aquatics to participate for free in adaptive sports designed just for them. Weather permitting, all guests ages eight and up who have special needs will have the opportunity to water ski, sail, kayak, and paddleboard with special equipment and instructors at no charge. Their immediate families and caregivers are also welcomed to attend and can enjoy free admission to Palm Beach. Extended family and friends can participate by purchasing a regular admission to Palm Beach. The Moody Gardens Adaptive Water Sports Festival is the largest multi-activity outdoor recreational event on the coast. This event reaches hundreds of families every year with the help of adaptive equipment and instructors from Turning Point Gulf Coast, Galveston Community Sailing, Island Paddle, Sun Time Watersports, and Texas Adaptive Aquatics as well as volunteers from around the community including UTMB. “We look forward to hosting this event every
year,” said Moody Gardens Education Curator Jennifer Lamm. “It provides the perfect opportunity for individuals with disabilities to come out and try something that they might not have had the chance to experience before, and it shows them that their disability does not stop them for being able to have fun just like everyone else.” Each special needs individual is able to bring four guests with them. Activities are on a firstcome, first-served basis. The Adaptive Water Sports Festival is one of several Hope Therapy events held at Moody Gardens every year. For more info or to volunteer, contact Moody Gardens at (800)582-4673, ext. 4108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.
On the second Saturday of every month, 10am-3pm, the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using activities or experiments. Children 18 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperone. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum is located at Pier 19. For more info call (409)766-7827 or go to oceanstaroec.com.
Upcoming Family Days for 2017
September 9th - Life on a Rig - Step aboard the Ocean Star, and learn about the different kinds of offshore structures, what they do, and who works on them. Search the museum to discover more about these vehicles at sea, and see what you would look like as an offshore oil worker. Try on safety gear, explore the old control room, and participate in a scavenger hunt during your visit. October 14th - Sources of Energy - In addition to petroleum, learn about nine other energy sources and how each one is important to you at any moment of every day. See if you can put together an energy puzzle, and discover how renewable and nonrenewable energy affects your life. November 11th - What’s on your Plate? The continents of today once formed a large land mass known as Pangaea. Over time, the spreading of the sea floor and plate tectonics separated the supercontinent and created geologic formations. Using modeling clay and a special tool, you can speed up geologic time and see how subsurface processes create folding and faulting that affects where oil and gas can be found. December 9th - An Offshore Holiday - The term “Christmas Tree” means something very different in the Oil and Gas Industry. See the museum’s version of a Christmas Tree while learning about polymer chains. Create a model of a simple carbon chain using red and green construction paper—fit for your very own holiday tree!
Free Family Movies
Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies throughout historic Downtown. Movies begin just after dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to set up a blanket or chair for a free movie under the stars. Movie Nite takes place the first Saturday of each month through October. Upcoming movies are • September 2nd: “Captain America: The First Avenger” • October 7th: “The Addams Family”
Music Nite on the Strand
Music Nite on the Strand features various artists the second Saturday of every month. The event is 6-9pm and free to the public. Upcoming artists are: • September 9th: The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute Band) • October 14th: Harbors over Highways (Americana) For more info and a full list of events go to facebook.com/saengerfestpark.
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families are spending more and more time outdoors. Saengerfest Park, located in the heart of Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find affordable fun anytime. Saengerfest Park is a small square park located on the corner of 23rd St. and The Strand in Galveston's Historic Strand District. Saengerfest Park is known for having a large, playable chess set, a large compass that can be used as a seat, wooden benches, an oldfashioned London-style phone booth, and a stage used for movie and music nights throughout the year. The park also hosts a number of events associated with Island festivals, including Dickens on The Strand, “Mardi Gras! Galveston,” and more.
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Galveston Island Shrimp Festival: Two full days of shrimp, music, friends, and fun begins on Friday, September 29th and runs through Saturday, September 30th. Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Official 5K, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, live music, vendors, Kids area, and a Strand Merchant Walk-About. There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy! For more info and to get tickets go to galvestonshrimpfestival.com.
Family Fun at Saengerfest Park With the beautiful weather and longer days,
those judges’ taste buds and show ‘em what you got! There is a $1,000 cash prize. Sign up early and receive lots of perks!
In cooperation with the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, this is your opportunity to scamper your way around Galveston and follow it up with a day of great eats and drinks! The race will start and end at 28th and Seawall. Perks include free libations, performance t-shirt, pre-run snacks, placing medals, costume contest, downtown activities after the run and more. Use Promo Code: SHRIMP15 for 15% off your run ticket. The 5K combo includes: • Gumbo Tasting Cup for entry into The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival • 5K Registration with chip timing • Fun performance t-shirt • 1 free beer at early packet pickup/runner’s happy hour at Beerfoot Brewery and another free beer after the Run
Join in as Galveston’s Historic Downtown Strand District is transformed into a melting pot of flavors. With more than 80 teams from award winning cookers to backyard roux roughnecks, you will want to get in early to try them all. Teams lining the Historical Strand District will dish out a sample to festival attendees who have purchased an official Gumbo-Tasting Cup. Walk around and try countless samples for the four hour span, plus enjoy the live music and cold beer. Save $5 when you purchase early online! Walkabout Take a break from the September heat and Cook Off stop into some of the island’s most popular Whip up a batch of your best gumbo recipe Strand merchants for a quick browse or some and bring it on down to the Galveston Histori- serious shopping. Visit all of the shops on your cal Strand. Compete for the gold and Shrimp walkabout card, get a stamp from each one, turn Gumbo Champion bragging rights. Although in your card by 4pm, and enter for a chance to every gumbo has it’s own unique taste, they can’t win hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards to the participating stores. Register online. all be winners. Here is your chance to light up 6 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
Galveston Island Mini Maker Faire: Call is Open for Makers
Are you interested in exhibiting at the Galveston Island Mini Maker Faire? Then apply to be a Maker! If you have a special skill or talent, show it off! Makers are good at all sorts of things. Galveston Island Mini Maker Faire hopes to feature a wide range of makers: bakers to bridge makers, metal benders to hem menders, yo-yo-ers, fire blowers, balloonists, and cartoonists are all welcome to join. Whatever your passion, become a Maker today! Galveston Island Mini Maker Faire will accept applications for makers from now until September 8th. Applications can be found at galveston.makerfaire.com or on Facebook.
Show and Tell
Makers participating purely by sharing their project and inspiring others to make are
not asked to pay an exhibit fee. Maker Faire provides these Makers with exhibit space and any required tables, chairs, power, etc., at no cost to the Maker. Maker Faire aims to create a fun, engaging, and inspiring event. Exhibitors are asked to focus on the DIY nature and show and tell, instead of focusing on branding or marketing a product or service.
Galveston Island Mini Maker Faire is a hands-on visual feast of invention and creativity and a celebration of the Maker movement in Galveston. The Galveston Children’s Museum is host to this celebration of technology, arts, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture. It’s for innovative, creative people who like to tinker and love to create and also for those curious minds who want to see what new and innovative things are just around the corner…and get hands-on! Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, and projects. It’s the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth - a familyfriendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired! For more info go to galveston.makerfaire. com or find the event on Facebook.
Galveston Island Brewing: Locally Made, Locally Fun
What’s new at the Galveston Island Brewery (GIB)? Well, there’s a lot!
• September 1st (5pm): Jaredd Reed • September 2nd (5pm): Robert Kuhn • September 3rd (5pm): Kickin’ it Dixie • September 15th (5pm): Tydings • September 16th (6pm): Grifters & Shills • September 23rd (6-8pm): Kevin Anthony & G Town
September 2nd - Yoga at the Brewery - Class will be held in the yard area. Bring a towel and yoga mat and any additional yoga equipment. Water and sunscreen recommended plus hats if the sun is shining. Free of charge. All age ranges welcome. September 15th (5-9pm) - Hops for Hunger Fundraiser for the Galveston County Food Bank - Pre-sale tickets will be available and at the door. Food bank donations will be accepted.
September 29th (6:30pm) - Dash for Drafts - Free social run/ walk club.
Galveston Island Brewery is a local brewery in the Galveston - Houston area featuring an on-site tap room showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday - Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-12 midnight, Saturday 12 noon-12 midnight, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. GIB offers free Brewery tours every Saturday at 1pm. Tours are about 30 minutes long, depending on customer interaction. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged for the tour. For more info call (409)740-7000 or go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.
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Historical Fun at The Bryan Museum This Fall The Bryan Museum, located in the historic
Galveston Orphans Home at 1315 21st St., houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. Assembled by J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, the collection spans more than 12,000 years, with pieces ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to modern twentyfirst century objects. For more info call (409)632-7685 or go to thebryanmuseum.org. The museum is open Thursday-Monday 11am-4pm, and closed Tuesday-Wednesday. With approximately 70,000 items in total, the collection includes 20,000 rare books, more than 30,000 documents in Spanish, German, French, and English, three dozen saddles, more than 250 antique firearms, several hundred spurs, a large collection of fine art, religious art, folk art, and portraits, exceedingly rare maps and artifacts such as “cowboy” chaps, Native American stone tools and arrowheads, and a Spanish mission bell. This fall enjoy Bryan Museum’s Speaker Series featuring leading experts in their field on various topics of interest.
Speaker Series will be presented by guest speaker Kenneth Hafertepe, PhD, Chair of the Department of Museum Studies at Baylor University. The topic of Dr. Hafertepe’s talk will be mid-19th century Texas art, focusing on Texas Germans. October 17th (5:30-6:30pm) - Carolyn Boyd, PhD - The second lecture in the Fall 2017 Speaker Series will be presented by guest speaker Carolyn Boyd, PhD, Research Director of the Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center. The topic of Dr. Boyd’s talk will be Pecos River-style rock art, the earliest dated art in North America. 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 Upcoming Dates at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. September 21st (5:30-6:30pm) - Kenneth Hafer- The topic of Mr. Grauer’s talk will be early 20th century Texas art. tepe, PhD - The first lecture in the Fall 2017
The Play “Sex with Strangers:” A Thought-Provoking Comedy
Sunny days and mild nights make Galveston Island the perIsland ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is pleased to pres- fect place to enjoy festivals yearent the national hit, “Sex with Strangers,” the widely acclaimed round. Many festivals celebrate comedy written by Laura Eason (“House of Cards”). ETC’s art, music, film, food, beer, and Artistic Director Kim Mytelka directs “Sex with Strangers.” This wine, while others celebrate provocative comedy opens on Friday, September 15th with various ethnic and cultural performances continuing through Saturday, October 7th. holidays. Here is a list of these “Sex with Strangers” combines humor, insight, and a mod- festivals: ern version of the Faustian bargain – you can sell your soul • September 1st-3rd - BrewMasbut maintain the marketing rights! Olivia (Laurel Powell) is ters Craft Beer Festival an attractive and under-appreciated mid-career writer. Ethan • September 9th - 27th Annual (Cameron Dunbar) is a hot young blogger who’s online jourAdaptive Water Sports Festival nals about his “sexcapades” with strangers have become the • September 16th - Fiestas Patrias buzz of the blogosphere. • September 29th-30th - GalvesWhen these two become unexpectedly trapped in a ton Island Wild Texas Shrimp secluded cabin during a winter storm, opposites attract. The Festival chemistry between the two is undeniable. As their one-night stand turns into something more complicated and their literary • October 14th-15th- Galveston Island Greek Festival futures become intimately intertwined, both writers confront • October 21st - Galveston Heriwho they are, what they really want, and how much they are tage Festival willing to change to get it. • October 21st-22nd All performances of “Sex with Strangers” will be at Island - ARToberFEST ETC, 2317 Mechanic St. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm. There will be one Sunday mati- • October 27th-28th - Galveston Island Oktoberfest nee on September 24th at 2:30pm. • November 2nd-5th - Lone Star Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior Rally citizens. Tickets may be purchased online at islandetc.org. • November-December - Winter Group rates are available for groups of ten or more. Wonder Island For more info regarding group rates, this production, or • December 1st-3rd - Dickens on Island ETC, contact the box office at (409)762-3556 or go to islandetc.org. the Strand
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Galveston Historical Foundation Events
Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) offers many events that are open to the public. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day. Tickets and reservations can be made online at galvestonhistory. org or by calling (409)763-1877.
Bishop’s Palace Tours
The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway Ave. J. Available Daily (11am-5pm) - Bishop’s Palace Audio Tours - Powered by Acoustiguide, the Bishop’s Palace Audio Tour allows visitors to see historical images not seen by previous tours on a handheld, high-resolution screen. The Acoustiguide device also features new tour commentary specifically created for the self guided format. Tickets are $6-$11.
September 16th (4:30-6pm) - Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards - The 2017 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards, recognize outstanding projects and crafts people involving the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Galveston County’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. The annual award ceremony is named after the late Sally B. Wallace, one of the driving forces behind Galveston Island’s preservation movement and a pivotal figure in saving the antebellum Ashton Villa from demolition. For more info go to galvestonhistory.org. September 24th (2-3pm) - Gresham’s Show & Tell and Collections Tour - Join GHF’s Renee Tallent, Manager of Historic Collections, for a show and tell of items recently donated to the 1892 Bishop’s Palace by the Reid family, descendants of the Greshams. In addition to the new acquisitions, many of which were originally in the house during the residency of Josephine and Walter Gresham, Renee will showcase additional pieces of interest during the tour. Tickets are $10 and include admission to the 1892 Bishop’s Palace. September 30th (2-7:30pm) - WWI Marker Commemoration & Concert - Join GHF as they recognize the 100th anniversary of World War I with a day of special events focusing on Galveston Island’s pivotal role in delivering the Zimmerman telegram to Mexico in 1917. Schedule of events include: Zimmerman Telegraph Historic Marker Dedication at 2pm, Zimmerman Telegraph Lecture with Dr. Thomas Boghardt at 3pm, and History on Tap featuring French 75’s and Rum Rationing Station at 5:30pm.
September 30th (5:30-7:30pm) - History on Tap featuring French ‘75s and the Matt Tolentino Band - Enjoy two specially created cocktails on the grounds of the 1838 Menard House, with live music by Matt Tolentino and the Singapore Slingers, for a special History on Tap. Allegedly named after the 75mm Howitzer field gun used by the French and Americans in World War 1, the French 75 is crafted with gin, lemon, sugar, and champagne. This special event will also feature a special “rum rationing” station where attendees will taste a special rum-based drink. Rum rationing was introduced in 1914, “2 ounces to each soldier per day, to ward off the chill and dampness of the trenches.” Tickets are $30.
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learn how to cook. This month enjoy learning the best way to make iced cookies. • September 3rd (12 noon-3pm) Sailing the High Seas Cookies with Royal Icing, $50 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. Also, note that website comments will not count as reservations - you must call to reserve your spot. For more info and to reserve your spot call (409)497-2999 or go to thekitchenchick.com.
October 14th (8am-2pm) - 5th Annual Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut - The Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut is a one-day, self-guided tour of coastal chicken coops, hen houses, mobile tractors, and crazy shacks. Open to everyone, the tour showcases island chickens and their keepers and demonstrates how more and more city folk are incorporating chickens into their yards and lifestyles. Visitors can talk to hosts about coops, feed, breeds, costs, and their experiences raising healthy chickens. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for youth ages 6-12, and kids 5 and under are free. Ticket sales will start about 10 days before the date of the tour. For more info email email@example.com.
September 3rd (11am-5pm) - Family Beach Challenge - Families are invited to go head-tohead in a series of competitions including giant Jenga, sack races, and more – all to win some fantastic prizes. These events are free to the public and structured for groups of four people. The family with the most points at the end of the day will receive a $500 gift card, plus tickets to Island attractions. This event will take place at East Beach. For more info go to galvestonchallenge.com. September 4th (11am-5pm) - Stewart Beach Food Truck Event - The Cuban Spot and Pounders Food Truck will be setting up shop at Stewart Beach. Grab some delicious food while soaking up the sun! September 8th (5-9pm) - Endless Summer Surf Swap - Trade, sell, or buy surf items at Beerfoot Brewery. They will host a raffle benefitting surf groups and local charities. Bring your own swappable boards and equipment (fins, board bags, paddles, etc.); setup for the event starts at 4pm. Beerfoot will provide drink and beer specials during this event. September 13th and 14th (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. See special offers for details on overnight packages HotelGalvez.com. September 15th (3-6pm) - Kendra Gives Back Trunk Show - Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show with 20% of sales benefitting Galveston Ballet. Sales staff will accept cards only; no cash will be accepted. Browse the new summer collection and home collection. September 15th-16th (2pm-2am) - Endless
Summer Party - Don’t put your Hawaiian shirts and flip flops away just yet; summer may be over but the party is not! Join Float, DJ Nonstop, and James Sturrock for a grand ‘ole time. Shot specials include Surfer On Acid and Ocean Waters. There will be beer specials on Landshark Lager draft. Float is located at 2828 Seawall Blvd. September 23rd (12 noon-3pm) - Kids Fish 2 Tournament - Calling all youth anglers for the 5th annual event. Registration prices are $10 per youth angler ages 12 and under, and $15 per teen angler ages 13-15. This event is hosted by West End Anglers. For more info and tickets go to fishwestend.com. September 23rd (12 noon-6pm) - Battle of the Boxes Volleyball Charity Event - Bring the family, bring some friends, bring your entire box because it is about to get real! It’s a $10 buy in per player; co-ed teams of six or more. The winning team chooses their favorite charity to donate all the proceeds to. September 28th (7am-4:30pm) - Day of Caring - Sponsored by United Way of Galveston, Day of Caring is gearing up to be the single largest one-day, community-wide volunteer event in Galveston. Local businesses and organizations take part by coordinating teams of employees to spend a day giving back to area non-profit agencies. Half and full-day projects are available, as are direct and indirect service opportunities. The goal for this first annual event is to complete 300 days’ worth of volunteer service in just eight hours! For more info go to uwgalv.org.
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“Dream Big: Engineering Our World” on the Big Screen
New adventures await guests at Moody Gardens this fall. Moody Gardens is proud to announce the opening of its newest 3D film. Giant screen movie-goers will soar above the world’s tallest bridge and travel at speeds approaching 700 miles per hour when MacGillivray Freeman’s new 3D film, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” arrives at the MG 3D Theater on September 2nd. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, “Dream Big” celebrates human ingenuity and innovation while offering a new perspective on what it means to be an engineer. The screening of the film at the MG 3D Theater is just the beginning. Moody Gardens will be hosting “Dream Big Saturdays” throughout the month of September to showcase several different branches of engineering as well as how those branches coincide and work together to create equipment and apply solutions for the world’s infrastructure. Presentations and activities will cover topics ranging from bridge construction and robotics to advances in infrastructure following the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the creation of the Galveston Seawall. The first “Dream Big Saturday” will have activities from 11am-3pm on September 2nd in the Moody Gardens Visitors’ Center featuring Bricks 4 Kidz and Houston Mechatronics. For more info go to moodygardens.org/dreambig3d or call (800)582-4673.
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On the first and third Tuesday of every month, people from all walks of life gather at The Proletariat Gallery & Public House to hear some of the finest words projected on stage. Upon entering, a sense of belonging is immediately bestowed upon you; people are greeting you and welcoming you into a world that shuts out the chaos of reality. A fine selection of wine and beer is at your disposal and art from local artists is put on display, decorating all the walls. Before The Proletariat became what it is today, poetry had always been in circulation there, waiting to be released, heard, and understood. Tassie Wooldridge, also known as Big Mamma Tass, had been pushing for poetry for two years to breakout and to have a place where others could speak as well. She had a dream team in mind and had every intention of bringing it to life. Two years later, Big Mamma Tass sat in the living room of Myles Cooke with Lord Abraham Greatson and the three of them conjured up a name. A name that would change the face of poetry and spoken word. A name that felt natural rolling off the tongue, something unique, island-like, and showcased who these poets are. Thus, Coast 2 Soul was born. After successful poetry events, The Proletariat was born and coowners Becky Major and Brian Visker decided to take a chance on Coast 2 Soul. On March 7th, 2017, Coast 2 Soul had it’s very first Open Mic Night at The Proletariat with Myles Cooke (also known as The Legendary Gentleman) himself as host and the Houston Poetry Group, Write About Now, as a feature. I had been invited by a friend who knew I had been writing poetry for almost a year now. I
agreed to go, wanting to dive more into the scene and see what could come of it. We arrived early enough for me to sign up. It was all new to me; writing poetry, throwing myself out there and getting on stage was something I had always been afraid of doing. A few of my close friends came out to listen to me speak. I was overwhelmed and my heart rattled in my chest until I had finished reading. I was surrounded by like-minded people: people who had passion and dedication fueling their every syllable and ink running through their veins. It was a hit, an Island epidemic. Specialty drinks were being made that coincided with whom the featured poet was to be, people of different race, orientation, and background were being one with each other, and with every open mic that passed, people were becoming more courageous to get up on stage themselves to share their own stories. Soon enough, Visker gave word that there could now be Open Mic’s twice a month instead of one. This poetry community was growing and people were relying on this to be their getaway, an escape, a chance to go above the outcasted stereotype society places upon artists. This is a place where everyone is given a chance. Not just to speak, but to be who they truly are. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or where in life you are right now, you are welcome. To believe in poetry is to believe in the supernatural. So grab yourself a glass of wine, check out the artwork of local island artists, and grab a seat to listen to words that will shake up parts of you that you were unaware existed. It is free to attend! For more info on Coast 2 Soul go to facebook.com/coast2soul. For more info on The Proletariat go to facebook.com/ ProletariatGallery.
The Grand’s Fall Performing Arts Season Kicks Off with Musicals, Concerts, and Plays The Grand 1894 Opera House is a pre-
friend Glen Campbell, sharing highlights of the 100+ recordings from the Webb/Campbell songbook. Enjoy Jimmy’s moving recollections – complete with photos, video, audio clips, and humorous stories − from the partnership that produced “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” and more. Tickets start at $25.
Ronnie Milsap Farewell Tour
Sunday, October 15th (7pm) Conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. They’ve created a torrent of hit singles and sold tens of millions of albums. But of greater significance, they changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in their debt. Don’t miss an amazing evening of “Good Vibrations” at The Grand! Tickets start at $30.
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mier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston's historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand's box office at (409)765-1894, (800)8211894, or go to thegrand.com. Saturday and Sunday, September 16th-17th (Saturday, 8pm and Sunday, 3pm) With 40 #1 hits, 6 Grammy awards, and a dozen CMA awards including Entertainer of the Year and four turns at Male Vocalist of the Year, Ronnie Milsap is a true legend. Not only has Ronnie Milsap been a consistent chart topper and true icon in the industry, he is known for his highly entertaining live show. Ronnie’s humor is on display with fun stories from his time in the business, as well as a diverse mix of hits that showcase his amazing musical talent. Ronnie’s connection to his audience is unrivaled. A Ronnie Milsap show is a true event! Don’t miss your final opportunity to see this amazing performer. Tickets start at $37.
Chita & Tune - Two For The Road
Saturday, September 23rd (8pm) Two of Broadway’s legendary performers, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, appear together in a stunning opening night at The Grand. Multi-Tony winning artists Rivera and Tune have dazzled audiences everywhere with their singing, dancing, acting, and directing talents. It’s no wonder their show is playing to crowds that are standing room only! Tickets start at $48.
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Saturday, October 7th (8pm) Composer Jimmy Webb pays tribute to his
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Sunday, October 22nd (3pm) With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of today’s most-celebrated violinists. Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik awards, as well as the Avery Fisher Prize. Enjoy this amazing artist, performing with his pianist, in the beauty and intimacy of The Grand. Tickets start at $30.
“Nosferatu” - Silent Film with Rob Landes at the Organ
Friday, October 27th (8pm) Originally released in 1922 as “Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens,” (A Symphony of Horror), director F. W. Murnau’s eerie adaptation of Stoker’s “Dracula” is a silent masterpiece that to this day is the most striking and frightening portrayal of the legend. A silent film accompanied by Rob Landes at the organ, “Nosferatu” is the perfect performance to set the mood for Halloween. Tickets start at $20.
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Jacks Or Better Casino Boat: Gambling on a Sure Thing By Terry Card
Fun! Anticipation! Winning! This is more thrilling than a lottery ticket and much more enjoyable! Imagine, a casino boat where you can gamble not far from your back door. The cruise fee is only $5 and once international waters are reached, includes free drinks and gambling over a three-hour period. The goal of the staff is to take care of their customers every step of the way from the moment they arrive to the moment they depart. They provide great service to ensure your voyage will be a positive and memorable one. The Jacks or Better Casino Boat Cruise started in Galveston in April 2017. The company was started about five years ago by the owner Mark Slotkin when he leased a boat in Florida, then moved the concept to Aransas Pass in Texas where service was provided for 18 months before moving to Galveston. The move to Galveston was made to provide the best service and the greatest comfort for his customers. In Port Aransas, the sea floor drops precipitously to a 100 foot depth, causing a major current, creating waves two feet higher than at Galveston, which has only a 50 foot deep sea floor from the Yacht Basin all the way out for 10-12 miles. This ensures a smoother ride for the passengers, and the company goes well beyond that. If the waves are five feet or higher, they do not go out. Before the trip, free of charge, they provide ear patches, wristbands, ginger candy, and Dramamine for their guests. The ginger candy and wristbands provide instant relief from any queasy stomach feeling once the trip is underway. The wristbands ingeniously apply pressure to a certain point in the forearm identified as a pressure point in the flow of energy (Qi). The ear patches
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Galveston to Host Family Beach Competitions are effective within one hour, but the Dramamine takes 12 hours to become fully effective. For this reason, Dramamine is sold for a nominal price (to meet the requirement for sale of over the counter drugs) by email order the day prior to sailing. In addition, if any passenger does become sick and does not benefit from the experience, they are given a $20 chip and a free ride. Mark Herrin is the General Manager and in charge of all aspects of the business. He was born in Richmond, Texas (just southwest of Sugarland), but grew up in Hempstead, Texas, which is about 40 miles north of Houston. He left home to join the Air Force and was stationed in Ft. Worth doing police duty, then attended Texas Christian University where he earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he worked for Citigroup for 12 years rising to V.P. of Finance. Shortly after joining B&E Industries (a sports marketing company), he attended a new church, got talking to his future wife, dated her for two weeks, proposed, and they have been married now for 11 years. Upon retiring, they moved to Corpus Christi, and he was looking for something to do. He signed on with Jacks or Better taking advantage of his Air Force Police experience to provide security. He then quickly moved to doing payroll with his financial background, then to Operations Manager, and finally to General Manager. After moving to Galveston, the 155 foot vessel was painted throughout, and smoke eaters were installed. Smoking is not allowed inside the ship during the trip out and back, which takes about an hour and 20 minutes each way. Smokers can sit in lounge chairs and smoke on the top open air observation deck during the ride. Once the nine mile limit is reached, and the gambling starts, smoking is allowed within the casino during the three hours of gambling and sports book betting. On deck one, where all the slot machines are located, there is a non-smoking slot area, and for those who prefer table games found on deck two, a non-smoking table can be requested. The company tried a non-smoking cruise, but only 16 people showed up, and it was just not financially viable. During the trip, passengers are provided with constant entertainment from a first class entertainer who leads dancing and singing. Food is
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provided on deck two including burgers, wings, chicken sandwiches, and cheese steak, all for a maximum price of $8. In addition, on the Friday morning trip to the nine mile limit, there is a free Blackjack tournament with prizes awarded (cash cannot be offered until the international waters are reached). Lessons on how to play baccarat, craps, roulette, and other games are also given during this trip. On average, each cruise has about 110 passengers, with as many as 230 people being entertained on a full trip. About 20% of customers are slot machine players. They are generally more mature in age than the roughly 80% of passengers who play both the table games and slots. They tend to be 45 years old or younger. Most of the clientele come down I-45 to Galveston from the Houston area. They find this is a convenient alternative to going to the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Other areas that customers are drawn from include Texas City and Galveston. Every two years the boat has to have a Coast Guard inspection. While the boat is in dry dock for the inspection, the company plans to change the pitch on the propellers to increase the speed. This will shorten the trip out and back from one hour 20 minutes to one hour 5 minutes giving patrons more time to gamble. At the same time, they plan to upgrade the air conditioning system. Like his staff, and in keeping with the high quality of service provided, Jacks or Better loves to see their passengers win. They posts winner’s pictures on Facebook, high fives them, and genuinely contributes to the fun. Passengers routinely celebrate winning, with high fives all around. Laughing and singing are encouraged, not frowned upon. Knowing there are six million potential customers within the basin stretching from the Woodlands to Galveston, Jacks or Better Casino Boat is hoping to increase the number of cruises from the five presently provided. There are two six-hour trips each at 10:30am and 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday and one from 1-8pm on Sunday. The Jacks or Better Casino Boat docks at 715 N. Holiday Dr. Call (409)356-9148 for the gambling trip of a lifetime!
Family fun is taking on a new meaning this summer at Galveston’s East Beach with friendly competitions between families. Family Beach Challenges are free and take place on September 3rd from 11am-5pm. Families are invited to go head-to-head in a series of competitions including giant Jenga, sack races, and more – all to win some fantastic prizes. These events are free to the public and structured for groups of four people. The family with the most points at the end of the day will receive a $500 gift card, plus tickets to Island attractions. The events will consist of separate play stations around the beach where families can gain points and include the following: • Fut Golf: 3 Holes, 2 families at the same time, 15 points to the winner • Tug of War: 2 families at the same time, 3 rounds per game. The first family that wins two times will get the points, 30 points to the winner • Volleyball: One set of 15 points, 2 families at the same time, 25 points to the winner • Sack Race: 4 families at the same time, 2 team members run from each side, 20 points to the winning team • Jenga: 2 families at the same time, first team to win gets the points, 5 points station • Dominoes: 2 families at the same time, first team to win gets the points, 5 points station • Memory Card: 2 families at the same time, first team to win gets the points, 5 points station • Castle Contest: 4 families at the same time, 20 minutes to build a castle, 50 points to the winner The Family Beach Challenges will be held at Galveston’s East Beach. For complete rules and regulations and to register in advance, go to galvestonchallenge.com. To list your events, please send info by the 20th of each month to:
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Jennifer Nelsen: Foodie for Thought
Written by Sharis Roe DeJaynes, photos provided by Jennifer Nelsen As a busy professional, I do not have much time to cook, though I do love to eat good home cooking. Bored with my own quick meals, I recently joined the “someone else cooks for me, please!” collective, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I hired local chef Jennifer Nelsen. Delivered with cooking instructions and the extra groceries necessary to finish the meal or dish, I initially chose chili, baked ziti, beef broccoli, and southwestern chicken. Since then, ceviche, beef stroganoff, and even pot stickers have likened my taste buds. Everything packs enormous flavor, and I simply had to sit her down and learn some of her secrets. Island Guide: Where have you been all my life? Nelsen: I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was raised there, went to high school there, and went to college there at SMU. I raised my 3 children there as well. Circa 2009, we moved to Galveston and I cook not only for my family, but for friends and clients alike, with my passionate yet scientific approach to food. Island Guide: Tell us about when your love of cooking started. Nelsen: I can thank my mother for allowing me in her kitchen at an early age. I was the strange child who, on Saturday afternoons, would not be outside playing with my friends. I would be inside watching Julia Child on TV – seriously, I was 6 or 7 years old. I loved and was fascinated by Child. I even dressed up like Julia Child for Halloween multiple times. Of course, no one knew who I was, but I did. My grandmother was an excellent cook. Unfortunately, some of her recipes went to the grave with her. I’ve tried to replicate her pork chops, tacos, and the orange cake that was so moist it had to be held together with toothpicks, to no avail. She could do more with a box of Shake ‘n Bake than anyone I’ve ever known. I spent a lot of time with her growing up as my father and mother traveled quite a bit. I remember my grandmother always had all her spices lined up on the top of the stove, so I did the same thing when I got my first apartment. I didn’t know what half of the spices were at the time, but I started experimenting…first with a box of Kraft mac and cheese, with tuna in it. I learned a lot by making mistakes. Island Guide: What chef have you learned from the most? Nelsen: I literally have every episode Julia Child has ever filmed. It’s hilarious seeing all the old appliances, and her dropping things on the floor, and “You can’t do anything without a good sharp knife!” (Nelsen says in her best Julia Child voice.) When I was pregnant with my twins, I was on bedrest and we didn’t have cable. So, I had two options, watch the O.J. Simpson trial which was going on at the time or watch PBS. There were a lot of cooking shows on PBS in the afternoons, and I just kept watching. I literally would make my husband go to the store and get the ingredients so I could make what they were making. Of course, I’d totally screw it up. I was not good when I started, but I kept watching, and I kept trying, and I kept experimenting. It was the only thing I ever found that I didn’t get bored with. I couldn’t get too serious about cooking though because I had carpools, and school, and dance, and all things raising girls attend to. But then, Food Network came along and it was “game on!” Island Guide: Who are more of your favorite chefs? Nelsen: Ina Garten is by far my favorite Food Network chef. She makes elegant food, and something anyone can do if you pay attention. I also like Alton Brown. He explained the science behind cooking and why when you mix butter and cream
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it thickens, for instance. That certainly appealed to me. Emeril Lagasse was of course, always entertaining but I was way too intimidated to try one of his recipes. Emeril and Bobby Flay make amazing dishes, but the list of ingredients is longer than any kid’s Christmas list. Way too much for me. And of course, there’s Robert Irvine. I had the opportunity to interview and write about Robert Irvine, twice. Island Guide: When did you get serious about cooking? Nelsen: I started getting serious about 10 years ago when the kids were a bit older. We had a party and my next-door neighbor held up a plate of my food in front of me. I thought “uh oh, he hates it,” but he said, “Jennifer, you have a gift.” I was floored, and that was the validation I needed to keep going and growing. Once people started asking me to make a dish here and there, my confidence grew even more. I’m dead serious about my cooking now. I constantly create – it’s not the same thing over and over. There are dishes now though, that I can do in my sleep, and that’s comforting. I love teaching people how to cook as well. It’s like teaching a man to fish, as the saying goes. Island Guide: What are your favorite tools? Nelsen: All-Clad cookware and a T-fal non-stick skillet. Good cookware is a must. I have a Vitamix blender, a Cuisinart, and a KitchenAid mixer. Knives are personal, and I own Wüsthof knives. I’m a bit of a kitchen tool hoarder overall, truth be told. Island Guide: Can you share a few random tips, tricks, and a recipe, please? Nelsen: Sure thing! Build relationships with your butcher and produce folks at your grocery store of choice. They can help get you what you need. On making your own Pizza dough: It’s a challenge for sure, but low and slow works best. Give it special pizza flour, and the 24-hour curation it deserves. Make your own chicken stock, for multiple uses. Boil rice or pasta in it for more flavor. It’s easy to make and you can freeze it for later use. Your Thanksgiving Turkey: Soak it in a buttermilk brine for 3 days, and get a Butterball, period. And speaking of Thanksgiving, plan early and buy what you need early. Must have knives: Paring knife, boning knife, and a chef’s knife. Literally, try them on for size in your hands, and buy them separately. You don’t need a billion knives, nor should you store them in a wood block (it’s simply unsanitary) and never put them in the dishwasher. And for a recipe, my Chicken Enchilada recipe is a favorite. I shared it at GalvestonIslandGuide.com/jennifernelson. Island Guide: What services do you provide? Nelsen: I can provide prepared microwave meals, Crock-Pot meals, quick to make casseroles or pasta dishes, and the like. I can come to your house and cook for you. I can cater private dinners for six or less. Perhaps you just need appetizers for a party you’re hosting? I can do that too. I’d love to cook for anyone who appreciates food as much as I do. Island Guide: Even chefs have guilty food pleasures, what are some of yours? Nelsen (laughing): To this day, I still love Kraft deluxe mac and cheese, Shake ‘n Bake pork chops, and SpagettiOs with franks, right out of the can. Burger King and Taco Bell too. There, I said it! My secret is out! If you’re in need of a personal chef, a caterer for an intimate gathering, or just some good ol’ home cooking from time to time, Jennifer ‘can do!’ and you will enjoy her full flavors immensely. Contact Jennifer Nelsen at Facebook.com/jennifer.w.nelsen or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 2nd-3rd • 10am – “Dream Big 3D” • 10:50am – “Amazon Adventure 3D” variety of movies through- • 11:40am – “Great White Shark 3D” out the year for the whole family to enjoy. Moody Gar- • 12:10pm – “Dream Big 3D” • 1pm – “Secret Ocean 3D” dens, located at 1 Hope • 1:50pm – “Great White Shark 3D” Blvd. For more info call • 2:20pm – “Dream Big 3D” (800)582-4637 or go to • 3:10pm – “Amazon Adventure 3D” moodygardens.com. • 4pm – “Great White Shark 3D” Featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of- • 4:30pm - “Dream Big 3D” • 5:20pm - “Great White Shark 3D” the-line surround sound • 6pm - “Secret Ocean 3D” system, Moody Garden’s • 7pm - “Dream Big 3D” state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. September 4th-November 10th Individual tickets to the 3D and 4D movies are • 10am – “Dream Big 3D” $10.95 for adults and $8.95 for children 4-12 and • 10:50am – “Amazon Adventure 3D” seniors (65+). Children 3 and under are free.
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Galveston State Park Offers Family-Friendly 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: September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (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. September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (2:30-3:30pm) – Insect Safari - Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends is fun. Bug nets will be provided, and you will be heading to the fields in search of bug-eyed, six-legged critters from butterflies to grasshoppers. This fun-filled catch-studyrelease program is perfect for children of all ages who have a fascination with the world of insects. September 2nd, 16th, 30th (5:30-8pm) - Sunset Paddle - Join this adult paddling program. In this session you will receive quick instruction, free gear rental, and a guided trip into a protected cove of Galveston Bay. Limited spaces are available, and reservations are required. September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (10-11:30am) – Bay Exploration - Join one of these weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and island paradise - Galveston Bay. September 9th-10th (9:30am) – Texas Outdoor Family - Enjoy a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation. September 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. September 9th, 23rd, 30th (6-7pm) - Paint Party! - Let the beauty found in Galveston Island State Park inspire you to pick up a brush and lay down some color. Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir and enjoy a beautiful sunset. September 30th (2:30-3:30pm) - Edible Creepy Crawlies - Enjoy a family-friendly, informative, edible insect program that explores a short prairie trail and allows participants to enjoy some highquality food along the path. Over 2 billion people worldwide delight in a diet of insects, so why haven't you considered it? Join Ranger Lisa at the Nature Center before you survey the prairie for insect friends and taste some spicy antennae, a crunchy leg, or twitching member of the phylum arthropoda.
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association Continues
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association (GCVA) is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. You do not have to be a GCVA member to participate. Check-in at East Beach is at 8:30am with tournaments beginning promptly at 9am. The entry fees are $25 per person, $50 per team. Tournaments scheduled are: • September 3rd - GCVA Labor Day Classic • September 24th - GCVA Season Closer You are playing on a REAL BEACH on the Gulf of Mexico and are subject at all times to Mother Nature. The GCVA Recorder at (832)928-4120 is updated by 5am Tournament Day, and earlier if possible. For more info and to register for any of the tournaments go to gcva.net.
Second Saturday of every month (9-11am) - “Birding 101” is presented by Moody Gardens and Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and is a series of free classes designed to educate and excite people about the tremendous variety of bird life routinely seen around Galveston Island. Classes meet at the Aquarium Pyramid lobby in Moody Gardens located at 1 Hope Blvd. Third Saturday of every month (9-11am) “Birding 201” classes allow participants, led by an instructor, to visit areas on the Island and spy some of the tremendous variety of birds here. Participants should meet in the Aquarium Pyramid lobby in Moody Gardens located at 1 Hope Blvd. The cost for the class is $5, and Moody Gardens will provide the transportation. To reserve a spot call no later than the Wednesday prior to the Saturday class. For more info call (409)683-4104 or go to galvestonnaturetourism.org.
5K’s & More September 9th - The
body paint, music, food, and more. You won’t want to miss out on the fun and the Daily News Press Run opportunity to support - Run, walk, or jog in UnBound in the Galveston’s premier fight against human Causeway Run. The trafficking within the Daily News Press Run community as we supports the NewsLight Up The Dark papers In Education together! For more program. Featuring info and to register go certified 5K and 10K to unboundnow.org. courses, an exciting October 21st - The Kid’s 1K, vendor booths, food, drinks, snacks, moonwalks, music, Toughest 10K Galveston - This run is part of The Texas Bridge Series. Run the Kemah Bridge in a costume contest, and much more, this race is fun for everyone! For more info go to dailynews- September, the Galveston Causeway in October, and the Fred Hartman Bridge in November to pressrun.com. get a commemorative special medal. The race September 17th start at 7:30am and will be chip timed. For Captain Kids Triathlon will info and to register online at toughest10k- In its 4th year, Captain more Kids Tri is a triathlon just galveston.org. October 28th - 17th Annual D’Feet Breast for kids. There are two Cancer Run/Walk - Join in for the 17th Annual divisions: Mates (USAT D’Feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk at Moody age 11-14) and Mini Mates (USAT ages 6-10) Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd. The D’Feet Breast Cancer 5k Run, 10K Run, 5K Walk, and Kids 1K is truly a with different course Celebration of Life. Register now, and help D’Feet distances. This race is Breast Cancer in Galveston County. For more info $65 and is limited to 600 participants. For more and to register go to athlinks.com. info and to register go to captainkidstri.com. November 10th - World Class Racewalking September 24th - Island Girl Tri - Island Girl Clinic - Do you want to learn to Racewalk, or to Tri is a super fun multi-sport event! This race walk a 5K, half-marathon, or marathon faster? Join is perfect for those who want to do their first U.S. National Racewalk Team member and fifteentriathlon and for veteran triathletes as well. time U.S. National Champion Dave McGovern for Enjoy a 200m swim in the Palm Beach lazy river this unique racewalking event. Participants will at Moody Gardens, a flat 8 mile bike ride in Galveston, and a 2 mile run around the lush and learn techniques used by elite walkers at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers to help you to racewalk tropical Moody Gardens. Stick around for postfaster and more efficiently with fewer injuries. If race fun, food, and refreshments. They welcome you don’t race, these techniques can help you to women and girls, ages 8 years old and up. For lose weight, get fit, and feel great. Registration for more info go to islandgirltri.com. this event begins at $175. For more info and to September 23rd - Wicked Wine Run - Race register go to active.com/galveston-tx. through the beautiful and scenic oceanside at East December 17th - Santa Hustle Half Marathon Beach, Galveston. The 5K Wicked Run begins at 5:30pm, and the 1K Wicked Tasting Walk begins and 5K - See Galveston unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and at 7pm. 5K participants are required to finish in the oceanfront path. Jingle all the way through one hour or less. For more info go to wickedthe course with candy and cookies, festive music, winerun.com. creative Christmas images, and so much more, September 30th - 5K Shrimp Scamper - Enjoy it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday the official 5K of the Galveston Island Shrimp mood. It is bound to be a Christmas tradition you Festival. This is your opportunity to scamper do with your family and friends year after year. All your way around Galveston’s beautifully rebuilt participants receive a hat and beard. For more info beach and follow it up with a day of great eats and go to santahustle.com/galveston. drinks. For more info about the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival go to galvestonislandshrimpfes2018 tival.com. January 20th - Yaga’s Beerfooter 5k - Put your October 14th - 2017 Bay Area/Galveston Walk BEERFOOT in front of the other in this “brewto End Alzheimer’s - Held annually in more than tiful” Beach 5K Fun Run “hoppening” at Beerfoot 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Brewery. More details coming soon. Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the 3rd - Official “Mardi Gras! Galveston” world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds February Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K/10K - Join the 107th celefor Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. This bration of “Mardi Gras! Galveston” by taking part inspiring event calls on participants of all ages in the 2018 Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K/10K. For more and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. and to register go to mardigrasgalveston. The walk will take place 8am-12 noon at Stewart info Beach Park, 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info and com/jolly-jester-jaunt. to register go to act.alz.org. October 14th - Light Up the Dark 5K - Light Up the Dark with this Kids’ K and 5K Fun Run, an event for the whole family. Held at Moody You should see our website! Gardens, this event will include a Ropes Course and Zip Line, in addition to inflatables, face and GalvestonIslandGuide.com
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Family Fun at Schlitterbahn Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston is the
hottest, coolest, and most thrilling destination for your family. Longer rides, more thrilling slides, always free parking, free tubes, and picnics are welcome. Tickets can be purchased at schlitterbahn.com. In addition to the everyday fun at Schlitterbahn, mark your calendar for these special events. September 16th (10am-2pm)- Blood Drive Receive exclusive discounts on gate admission or season pass and a free fall indoor ticket when you donate blood. October 21st (10am-5pm)- LIFTED UP: Faith & Family Day - Enjoy a day of fellowship, fun, and music. October 21st (7am-12 noon)- D’Feet Breast Cancer - D’Feet Breast Cancer Run and Walk at Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn. All events are weather permitting. For more info and a full list of events go to schlitterbahn.com.
Every Thursday (Menard Park at 28th and Seawall Blvd., 3-7pm) and Sunday (Downtown at 2508 Postoffice St., October-May 9am-1pm) Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Every Saturday in September (11am-3pm) Dream Big Saturdays - Dream Big Saturdays at Moody Gardens will feature special free activities and presentations with local connections that focus on various forms of engineering to inspire guests. A stage in the Visitors Center will be set up in front of the Otter Exhibit area for presentations. For more info and a list of themes go to moodygardens.org/dreambig3d. Third Saturday of every month (10am-4pm) Galveston Island Market - Enjoy this arts and crafts market sponsored by the Galveston Art League. The market features handcrafted and handmade soaps and bath items, unique yard art, jewelry, photography, pottery, fine art, aprons,
baked goods, leather goods, plants, seaglass, pens, candles, toys, jams, pickles, wooden sculpture, stained glass, and more. Galveston Island Market is located at 22nd and Mechanic St. For more info go to galvestonislandmarket. com or find the event on Facebook. Daily - Artist Boat conducts daily tours of all different kinds for different skill levels, and ages. Destinations include East End Lagoon, Christmas Bay, Drum Bay, Armand Bayou, Galveston Island State Park, Trinity River-Cypress Swamp, and Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve. Artist Boat provides kayak, paddle, and lifejacket. Public and private tours available. For more info and to register go to artistboat.org or call (409)770-0722.
Catch Some Live Outdoor Action at Pleasure Pier Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier fea-
tures 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: Live Music lineup: • September 1st (5-9pm) - David Joel Band • September 2nd (1-5pm) - Sol Flair Full Band • September 2nd (6-10pm) - LN and the Crush • September 3rd (3-7pm) - Zach Tate Band • September 4th (2-6pm) - A Sure Thing • September 9th (6-10pm) - Sonic Seduction • September 10th (3-7pm) - Angel Garcia Trio • September 16th (6-10pm) - Radio Frequency • September 17th (3-7pm) - Landon Bullard and the Mostly Sober • September 23rd (6-10pm) - Hybrid 7 • September 24th (3-7pm) - Shadowlands • September 30th (6-10pm) - Adrian’s Circle Other Events • September 1-4 - Labor Day Weekend - Three Parks – One Pass for $39.99 enjoy unlimited visits on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to the Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, and Downtown Aquarium Houston. All events are weather permitting. For more info and a full list of events go to pleasurepier.com.
Tours of the Month:
Enjoy a Glimpse of History with Two Great Galveston Tours NOAA Ship Oregon II Tour
Did you know the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates the nation’s largest fleet of research and survey ships? Take a free tour aboard the NOAA Ship Oregon II and learn how one of the oldest ships, celebrating its 50th year in operation, continues to support science, service, and stewardship. The tour will take place September 15th, 11am-2pm at Pier 21.
Learn about career opportunities with the NOAA Corps, one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and the NOAA fleet.
Discover and learn about monitoring and survey projects in your own backyard in the Gulf of Mexico. Interact with NOAA scientists and understand how fisheries research is done and why.
National Marine Sanctuaries
The Sanctuaries seek to preserve the scenic beauty, biodiversity, history, and strong community value of America’s most precious underwater treasures. Learn how you can protect and visit these special places. This is a working vessel. Visitors must wear closed-toed shoes and be prepared to walk up and down stairs. All personal belongings are subject to inspection. For more info contact Shelley.DuPuy@noaa. gov or call (409)621-5151, x106.
1900 Hurricane Tour
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Explore America’s deadliest natural disaster on this driving tour. The tour covers stories of survival, surviving buildings, and sites of destroyed buildings. Sites include Ashton Villa, the site of Isaac Cline’s home, the Levy Building, Sacred Heart, Bishop’s Palace, and more. The tour departs September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 4pm from Ashton Villa. The price is $15 per person, and tickets are available at galvestonhistorictour.com. For more info call (409)789-9911.
Book Signings for “Guidebook to Angel Talk” and “Angel Talk” by Cathy Catching
you can have personal conversations with your their own mysterious healings. own guardian angel, the Archangels, departed Learn how the author, in her personal quest loved ones, or any other heavenly being. for healing, awakened her sixth sense and disYour angels want you to understand about covered that she could actually hear her angels their unconditional love and are eager for you talking to her! to talk with them. They want you to enjoy your As she shares her journey, discover how life and will show you exactly how to do so. faith and positivity can lead you to your Discover how angelic communication can very own spiritual enlightenment and divine create a happiness and positivity that will radi- interaction. ate from your very soul. “Angel Talk” conveys more than just a per“Guidebook to Angel Talk” also offers read- sonal story of healing; it is packed full of valuers a glimpse into the life of a clairaudient as the able life lessons and heavenly messages that are Galveston BookEvery Friday, author relays some of her own personal stories intricately woven within the text. shop is located at 317 Saturday, of angelic interaction. As she shares these captiCathy Catching also does angel readings 23rd St., Galveston. and Sunday 12 vating stories, you may very well be able to see and teaches others how angelic communication For more info on this noon-5pm the divine synchronicity in your own life. can provide emotional, physical, and spiritual and other events call “Guidebook “Angel Talk” is a fascinating true story about healing. (409)750-8200 or to Angel Talk” is a one woman’s astonishing interactions with heavBoth books can be purchased and signed at go to galvestonbookremarkably detailed handbook on how to com- enly beings and her extraordinary recovery from Mysticatz, 2021 Strand #1, Galveston or online shop.com. municate with angels and other divine beings. an incurable and debilitating disorder. at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Saturday, September 16th (2-4pm) Learn the basics about angels, how they In addition to her own miracle, the author For more info or to meet the author, call “The King of Dickinson” by Ernie Deats interact with us, and how to unlock your own also shares how several other family members (409)740-1565, go to cathycatching.com, or Galveston Bookshop will host a book sign- divine connection. Through this connection, have been divinely touched and experienced facebook.com/ccatching. ing for Dickinson author Ernie Deats, who returns with his latest novel. Wortham. There will also be new board games to play, like Superfight, As with all of his novels, Ernie Deats sets the Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, and Sheriff of Nottingham. Never heard of action of this new mystery in his home town of Dickinson, Texas. In the late 1800’s the Station Rosenberg Library is located Downtown at 2310 Sealy St., Galveston. those? That’s fine - they’ll teach you how it works! September 8th and 22nd (4:30-5:30pm) - Artists’ Alley - Drawing Master of the GH&H Railroad is Archer King For more info call (409)763-8854 ext. 135 or go to rosenberg-library.org. Prescott, a strong, self-possessed character who All events are free and open to the public. Workshop - Are you interested in drawing? Would you rather just color serves as leader to this tiny community of ranchand hang out with friends? Whether you’re an experienced artist or just ers and farmers. “The King” as he is known, is want to doodle and color, feel free to come hang out! A variety of colEvents at the peak of his romantic power with the area’s Children oring sheets, colored pencils/crayons, pencils, and blank paper will be ladies and at the near-breaking point of whatSeptember 2nd (10-10:30am) - Saturday Stories - Start your weekend available. ever internal constraint governs his alpha-male off the September 11th (4:30-5:20pm) - Y.A.L.L. Meeting - Y.A.L.L. (Young right way with stories read aloud in the Children’s Department. ego. What could go wrong? Well, a fellow like Adult Library Leaders) is a group for teens to get together and discuss September 5th (7-7:30pm) Family Fun: Stuffed Animal Sleepover that could get himself killed. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for a cozy evening what they’d like to see at their library, such as different programs, projMr. Deats’ novels all have a keen sense of ects, and initiatives. Snacks and soda provided. storytime. Leave your buddy at the library for an overnight adventure, historical detail and bring Dickinson’s past September 28th (6-8pm) - Throwback Thursday Movie Night – It’s and pick it up the next day. nicely into view. The stories enjoy real down-toThrowback Thursday Movie Night, and this month’s movie is “Mean September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (6-7pm) Paws to Read It’ s a simearth people: the ranchers, families, characters, ple concept - beginning readers practice reading skills with therapy dog, Girls” (PG-13). Popcorn and soda will be available. and misfits of a small Gulf Coast community Oliver. He’s loving, kind, and very non-judgmental. Check in at the chilback in the day. Every small town should have dren’s desk to get signed up for a turn. an Ernie Deats to bring its history to life with September 11th, 18th, and 25th (9:30-9:50am) - Babytime - Join in such engaging stories. The proceeds of all of Mr. Deats book sales for songs, bounces, books, puppets, and rhymes. Perfect for babies and their significant others. go to fund college scholarships for students of Kimber Fountain’s new book, “Galveston September 11th, 18th, and 25th (10-10:30am) - Storytime - A fun, Dickinson ISD. Seawall Chronicles” from The History Press will engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement, and puppets be hosting several book signings this month. planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-onAlong Galveston’s Gulf Coast runs a sevenone interaction. Come early to get a good seat! teen-foot-high, ten-mile-long protective barSeptember 12th (7-7:30pm) - Family Fun: Very Berry Storytime rier—a response to the nation’s all-time deadliJoin for scrumptious and sweet berry stories and fun during this familyest natural disaster. The seawall remains a stoic friendly evening storytime. At the Strand Galprotector more than a century later, shieldSeptember 19th (7-7:30pm) - Family Fun: Love Your Library - Cellery, 2418 Strand, Suite ing the island from much more than physical D, Downtown Galvesebrate your library with stories and bookish fun and decorate your very destruction. As the foundation of Seawall Boulevard, this structure ton, Thursday, Septemown tote bag for your library books. created an entirely new tourism industry that buoyed the city’s econber 28th, 5-7pm will September 26th (10am, 11am, and 7pm) - Family Fun: Crystal Allen omy through war, the Great Depression, and hurricanes. Adapting to be a book signing by Author Visit - An opportunity for families to hear Bluebonnet nominee the cultural trends and political movements that defined the past cenJas T. Ward, Best-Sellauthor Crystal Allen share her story concerning her biggest challenges, tury, the seawall represents the unbreakable spirit of Galveston’s resiling Author for “Soul dreams, and the joy of becoming an author. ient population and provides a fascinating glimpse into bygone times. Bound.” September 30th (10-11:3-am) - Tech Time - Techies and computer Book signings and release parties will take place: “Soul Bound” is set in the Galveston/Bolienthusiasts ages 7-12 are welcome to explore a variety of gadgets, games, • September 6th (7pm) - Book Signing and Lecture at Friendswood ver Area and is a romance the Ward Way! and tech trends at the library. Library Come meet Jas, a local author and enjoy Teens (Ages 13-18) • September 7th (6:30pm) - Galveston Geneological Society at Rosena short reading. September 1st and 15th (4-5:30pm) - Teen Gaming - Wii U & Board berg Library, Book Signing and Lecture Free to attend. Games - Play Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros. on the projector in the
Galveston Bookshop Book Signing
Rosenberg Library Celebrates the Hot Summer
Book Signings for “Galveston Seawall Chronicles” by Kimber Fountain
Book Signing at Strand Gallery
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The Arts Exhibitions on View through October 8th at Galveston Arts Center Galveston Arts Center (GAC) continues
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three exhibitions this month. In the 1st floor gallery, Bradley Kerl presents new paintings and works on paper, including still lifes and imagery mined from his day-to-day experiences, for “Greenhouse.” In the 2nd floor 1878 Gallery, Angel Oloshove presents “The Ocean Never Closes,” a new series of ceramic totems that experiment with painterly glazes to express feelings of transcendental experiences through form and color. The 2nd floor Brown Foundation Gallery features Christopher Cascio’s exhibition, “XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX,” which includes a new series of paintings that reference traditional quilt patterns and his past work incorporating concert wristbands. These exhibitions will remain on view through October 8th. Houston-based painter Bradley Kerl presents “Greenhouse,” an exhibition of recent work ranging from works on paper to large-scale paintings. Kerl mines his day-to-day experiences for image-making opportunities: classroom stilllife arrangements, a flowerbed at the grocery store, potted plants at the doctor’s office. These seemingly mundane moments offer the artist an opportunity to develop his particular vernacular. With the inclusion of etchings, works on paper, and small canvases, the artist’s varied approach to making fully realized, large-scale paintings will be on view for the first time in a major exhibition. Angel Oloshove presents a new series of ceramic totems that reflect on the land, environment, and its constant state of flux for the exhibition “The Ocean Never Closes.” Oloshove’s work experiments with painterly glazes
to express feelings of transcendental experiences through form and color. She describes her stacked stupa as connecting earth, water, fire, wind, and the void. Oloshove’s works are beacons, reveling in the beauty of the day and standing strong to weather the greatest storm. In her work, clay is brought to a new light, as stone, vibrating with the history of the land. Christopher Cascio explores themes of obsession, compulsion, and ritual through painting and mixed media works. His exhibition, “XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX,” includes a new series of paintings that reference traditional quilt patterns and his past work incorporating concert wristbands. The title of the exhibition is intended to be both immediate and cryptic, redacted in an effort to reflect its futility. 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.
G. Lee Gallery Celebrates 5thG.Anniversary Lee Art Gallery announced that 2017 is
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their fifth year in business. “I opened the art gallery after my wife Brenda pointed out that no one was going to come to the front door of our home, knock, and say ‘Hey I hear you make some great art, can I take a look?’, owner and resident artist George Douglas Lee laughs and reminisced. “Brenda was working in Canada at the time. When she came home during a work break I told her that I’d rented gallery space. Boy was she ever surprised!” Lee credits the Gallery’s success to several factors. The Gallery’s unique, high quality offerings, includes Lee’s broad spectrum of artwork. The Gallery seeks out compelling guest artists, having featured more than 25 artists, both local and out-of-state, for one person shows. The annual Brushes By the Beach® Plein Air contest, the only open plein air art contest in the greater Houston area, brings artists from across the country to compete with the added benefit of supporting Artist Boat’s Youth Eco-Art adventures. The SWAN Day (Support Women Artist Now) event, promotes the many women artists in the community making it a more beautiful and thoughtful place. “Galveston is a beautiful island, it’s been inspiring artists for generations,” Lee said. “Because of that history, our community is broadly supportive of visual arts. It’s simple the Gallery wouldn’t be here without community support; we can’t do it without you.” The Gallery offers customers unique, original art and prints by local and national artists, children’s books, and music. Art is available for sale and for rent for events, openings, and real estate stagings. The gallery serves as world headquarters for Lee’s popular history tours. To celebrate the fifth anniversary, Lee announced that five events are planned. All events are open to the public: • Fifth Year Anniversary Curated Art Show - Submission requirements may be found online at gleegallery.net/Call-for-ArtistsFifthYear
• October 10th (4:30-6pm) - Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce new member ribbon cutting • November 2nd (5-7pm) - “Closer To Country” by George Douglas Lee album/CD release party • November 18th (4:30-6pm) - The Brushes By the Beach® Plein Air contest reception • December 9th-10th (1-5pm) - Fifth Year Anniversary sale and open house All events take place at G. Lee Art Gallery, 2215 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, gleegallery.net. All are free to attend.
ArtStarClasses at G. Lee Gallery Art will be having art classes by Art-
ist Debi Starr at G.Lee Gallery, 2215 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston. Saturday, September 9th (10am-1pm) – Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper - Create a Beautiful Painting using a Variety of Techniques. This is for beginner thru advanced. All materials included, cost is $85. Saturday, September 23rd (10am-1pm) – Layered Abstract Seascapes - Create a Gorgeous Textured Seascape using a variety of mediums. This is for beginner thru advanced levels. All materials included, cost is $95. To sign up, call (409)370-7350.
Affaire d’Art (2227 Postoffice St., Suite B, (409)789-0079, affairedart.com) - October 7th, 6-9pm, join Affaire d’Art for the opening reception of their second annual Star Wars Juried Art Competition. There will also be a best costume prize! Arts on Mechanic (2309 Mechanic St., (409)392-0851) - Along with original works on exhibit, reproductions of some featured artists works are available. Also featured is a wide variety of signed and numbered prints by nationally known artists such as Matt Rinard, Eric Dowdle, and Tom W. Freeman. Unique and whimsical clay dog sculptures by New Orleans artist Chris Menconi are also available. Other artists represented include John Barber, Gabe Prusmack, Mike Quinn, J. A. Soukup, David Crump, Karen Calhoun, Michael Breitsameter, and jewelry by Jana Garcia. ArtWalk will be held Note: The August 26th ArtWalk throughout town, ranging has been rescheduled for: in time from 4-10pm. This event is mostly held in the heart of the downtown historic district, and now other parts of the Island. ArtWalk is a free event that takes place in existing commercial galleries, nonprofit art spaces, and what are called “other walls,” restaurants, and retail stores. For a brochure listing all participants, stop by the Galveston Arts Center located at 2127 Strand St. or go to galvestonartscenter.org. All events are free, and there are several Preview Parties on Friday evenings at the galleries. Various artworks will be for sale. Upcoming dates are (rescheduled) September 9th, October 14th and November 25th. Beta Gallery (2328 Strand, Ste. 206, (409)370-3707, galveston.com/beta-gallery) - Beta Gallery features exciting new work by three talented gentlemen: Ulysses Penfield, Jussi Tinnemeyer, and Kevin Jefferies. View their work in person and meet the artists at ArtWalk! From the HeART Gallery (511 23rd St., (409)300-3009, fromtheheart.gallery) - September 14th enjoy the “Paint Your Pet Party” with award-winning Kelly Halbach, 6-9pm, $40 per person, all painting supplies and wine included. September 23rd join From the HeART Gallery for “Glass Art Party” with Translucent Studio Galveston, 3-5pm, $75 per person, all precut glass, canvas, resin, and wine included. Bring your children for Samitha’s Children’s Art Class during the same time (half price for those parents doing the workshop). For more info and events find From the HeART Gallery on Facebook. G. Lee Gallery (2215 Postoffice St., (409)370-7350, gleegallery. net) - G. Lee Gallery is pleased to present the “Three Guys” show,
featuring Lou Sprecher, Bob Guicheret, and resident artist George Douglas Lee. Lou is showing new non-representational work in acrylic. Also they welcoming back “islander by choice,” Bob Guicheret with his neo-cubist, Picasso-esque portraits and landscapes in both oil and acrylic. Resident artist George Douglas Lee, working in acrylic, will be showing new marine-scapes and out of this world surrealism. Also available will be plein air oils by Lawrence Rudolech and Liz Bonham; art jewelry by Annette Kinslow; silk fabric art by Heather Schiappa; children’s books and music by George Douglas Lee. Galveston Arts Center (2127 Strand St., (409)763-2403, galvestonartscenter.org) - Three exhibitions be on view through October 8th. In the 1st floor gallery, Bradley Kerl presents “Greenhouse.” In the 2nd floor 1878 Gallery, Angel Oloshove presents “The Ocean Never Closes.” The 2nd floor Brown Foundation Gallery features Christopher Cascio’s exhibition, “XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX.” Also, GAC has announced a new ongoing studio Ceramics course taught by local clay artist Cristal Aldrete. The classes will be 6-8pm and will run in four-week blocks through September 19th. Preregistration is required, and tuition is $100 for four weeks or $80 for GAC members. Galveston Art League (2117A Postoffice St., (409)621-1008, galvestonartleague.com) - The Galveston Art League Gallery is featuring entries accepted into its fall juried show through September 24th. Highlights of the exhibit are the Best of Show and those that have won first and second place in each of five categories: works on canvas, works on paper, photography, two-dimensional mixed media, and three-dimensional works such as sculpture, pottery, and jewelry. Galveston Artist Residency (2521 Ships Mechanic Row, (409)974-4446, galvestonartistresidency.org) - The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to present “Unsteady Ground” through November 4th featuring work by Mounia Akl, Christina Battle, Maha Maamoun, Lydia Moyer, Adam Sekuler, Adam Shecter, and curated by Kelly Sears. According to Sears, “Unsteady Ground” is a show of moving image work that explores the precarious nature of home as a physical and psychic environment.
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GIANT Art and Design Showroom (2427 Market, (409)3923331, miltonausherman.com) - This new gallery features custom built furniture, selected decorative items, and industrial strength paintings by Visual Actual plus traditional art and works on paper. Heard Gallery (2217 Postoffice St., (903)357-9073, 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 right into the painting. This work is the second of a new series by Heard entitled “Galveston Yards and Gardens.” The Old Galveston Trading Company (2115 Postoffice St., (409)599-7635, oldgalvestontradingco.com) - The Old Galveston Trading Company now has “Ringo Star” 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. The Proletariat Gallery (2221 Market St., (409)356-9092, proletariatgallery.com) - Join ArtWalk featuring the commanding impressionist studies of Claire Richards. Claire creates large-scale acrylic paintings that feature emotionally weighted landscapes. Q2 Gallery (2209 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston, (409)2560762) - Joey Quiroga is known for his energy as well as his photography. He has 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. 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. 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)220-1777) - Meet Jas T. Ward, and enjoy a short reading. Ward is the best-selling author of “Soul Bound,” which is set in the Galveston/Bolivar Area. The book signing will be September 28th, 5-7pm. Also check out the Alley Cats of Galveston exhibit. New cats will appear each month. Third Coast Gallery (2413 Mechanic, (409)974-4661 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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Big Concerts & Big Music OnThere the areIsland This Fall a lot of concerts going on this fall around the island. These are the ones that we think you will definitely not want to miss.
First Thursday of every month (7-10pm) - Open Acoustic Jam - This is an acoustic jam session with the top local Island musicians, collaborating among artwork from local artisans. This is a free event to bring an instrument or just take it all in. This event is located at From the HeART Gallery, 511 23rd St. For more info find From the HeART Gallery on Facebook. Every 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. Every Friday and Saturday (5-10pm) - Jazz Duo Reg and Cary - Listen to the sweet sounds of jazz at the Galvez Bar & Grill, 2024 Seawall Blvd., where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. For more info call (409)765-7721 or go to hotelgalvez.com. Every Saturday (6-10pm) - Tyler Stokes Band - Enjoy Tyler Stokes Band every Saturday at Seasons Gourmet Foods & Grocer. Join in for music, food, beer, and more.
The release party will be held at Maceo’s Spice & Import Company located at 2706 Market St. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and include a t-shirt and a copy of the new CD. For more info go to kevinanthony.com. September 17th (7pm) - Jaime y Los Chamacos - Sunday is now Super Tejano Night at Buckshot Saloon located at 2409 Market St. Each week has expanded in the amount of attendance, great vibes, and music. This night they are bringing it to you LIVE! Doors open at 7pm, and the band begins at 10pm. Admission is $10 before 9pm and $15 after. September 22nd (8pm) - Tokyo’s Otonana Trio Live - OTONANA TRIO return to Galveston for their 5th full US tour! All the way from Tokyo, Japan, they are a beloved live band, known for their signature expertly-played J-party-funk, crazy costumes, and ability to make their fans dance the night away. The event will be at Senpai’s. 513 B 25th St., and will cost $5. September 22nd (7-10pm) - Hayden Jones at MOD Coffeehouse - Hayden Jones is a touring musician based out of Houston. His style includes elements of Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Psych. Folk, and Blues. To hear his latest album released June 2017 go to haydenjones.bandcamp.com/album/the-roosevelt-house.
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe Goes Fishing Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe is located in Downtown Galveston at 413 20th St. There is a cover for events. For tickets and more info go to oldquarteracousticcafe.com or find them on Facebook.
September 22nd at 8pm - Trout Fishing in America in Concert
Awards from the Association For Independent Music, multiple Parents Choice Gold and Silver Awards, American Library Awards, multiple Gold National Parenting Publications Awards, the Performing Songwriters’ “Top 100 most Influential Independent Artists,” Kerrville Music Awards for Duo of the Year 1993, 1994, and 1995, Hall of Fame Induction for “Duo of the Year” 1996, Children’s Entertainers of the Year 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and Best Independent Release Reel Life 1996.
October 19th at 8pm - The Wiggins, MiddleChild, Mother Harvey at Old Quarter
“The Wiggins, based out of Houston, is Jon Read who is an artist and a musician. With his band, the Wiggins, he makes the kind of music that they’ll play on oldies stations fifty years from now after the plug gets pulled, the blood gets spilled, the power returns, and people get back to partying like they party right now. The Wiggins’ music is a loud, hissing mix of idiosyncratic garage and punk, surf-rock, blues, and country run deep with blown-out bass lines taken from carny rides and gangster rap, burnt-out guitar licks, and a voice coming from somewhere between Son House and a juvenile delinquent getting whipped with a fraying wire. Think Big Black, Pere Ubu, Billy Childish, and Devo. Damaged stuff: you can wreck your brain on it. He’s a surly entertainer, known for quitting songs midway, cutting sets in half, leaving his audiences begging for more in a storm of lacerating guitar feedback. Despite this abuse, or because of it, people go wild at Wiggins’ shows. They jack their backs and flout their inhibitions.” —Tex Kerschen. For more info go to thewiggins.bandcamp.com. Cover is $8.
Pleasure Pier Continues Live Music
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features live music every weekend on Stage 25. Trout Fishing in America is a musical duo Tickets can be purchased at pleasurepier.com. September 2nd (12 noon-6pm) - La Mejor that performs folk rock and children's music. September’s live music lineup is: 104.5 Final Fiesta - Celebrate the end of summer From Guitar Player Magazine, “Those • September 1st (5-9pm) - David Joel Band with La Mejor 104.5 at East Beach. Live Djs and familiar with the acoustic duo Trout Fishing • September 2nd (1-5pm) bands will be rocking the pavilion! Food and in America appreciate their uncanny ability to - Sol Flair Full Band alcohol will be available for purchase. create a full-bodied ensemble sound. It helps • September 2nd (6-10pm) that both members sing and that bassist Keith September 16th (6-8pm) - Kevin Anthony & - LN and the Crush Grimwood is an experienced and adroit player. • September 3rd (3-7pm) G-Town CD Release Party - Enjoy this funBut it’s the innovative guitar work of Ezra Idlet filled evening of Zach Tate Band that really rounds out the pair’s sound. Idlet’s music and good • September 4th (2-6pm) times to celebrate approach is a variation on the traditional blueA Sure Thing grass flat-picking style-the key difference being • September 9th (6-10pm) the release of “Jump the fence” that, in Idlet’s case, all six strings are constantly - Sonic Seduction Kevin Anthony & strummed. ‘By maintaining a steady eighth-note • September 10th (3-7pm) G-Town’s newest pattern with my right hand,’ he explains, ‘I can - Angel Garcia Trio selectively mute strings with my left hand or CD. Continuing • September 16th right palm and let specific strings ring.’ Using the tradition of (6-10pm) - Radio Frequency this technique, Idlet can simultaneously probringing you the • September 17th (3-7pm) - Landon Bullard and duce a chunka-chunka percussive feel and play BEST in Gulf Coast sound, “Jump the fence” is the Mostly Sober chords and melody lines.” packed full of Texas and Louisiana dancehall • September 23rd (6-10pm) - Hybrid 7 flavor that makes up the unique sound that They have won hundreds of awards includ- • September 24th (3-7pm) - Shadowlands Kevin Anthony & G-Town are best known for. • September 30th (6-10pm) - Adrian’s Circle ing four Grammy nominations, three Indie
Fall is Cooling Off Outside, But Not Inside Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
them three nominations from the “Houston Press” Awards, including mentions for Best Band, Best Songwriter, and Best Local Song with “Woman of My Dreams.” Drawing on influences as diverse as Neil Young, Wilco, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Neil Young, Townes Van Old Quarter Acoustic is a musical venue that supports live original Zandt, and many others, the four-piece’s wide-ranging sound and music and is located at 413 20th St. in Downtown Galveston. For electrifying, yet intimate shows have been lighting up audiences tickets and more info go to oldquarteracousticcafe.com or find nationwide. them on Facebook. Upcoming shows include: Upcoming Shows September 16th • September 1st - Brandon Rhyder with Smith & Turner opening (8:30pm-12 midnight) - QandA • September 8th - Mind Shrine, Share the Fire, and India Tigers in Texas - Since the release of their successful debut • September 15th - Songwriter Showcase #3 - Matt Harlan, Jana EP, Floe, the critically- Pochop, Gabe Wootton, and Bob Simpson acclaimed Houston, • September 16th - QandA in concert • September 22nd - Trout Fishing in America with Dana Louise Texas-based band, QandA, have become and the Glorious Birds opening • September 29th - Larry Joe Taylor with Charlie Harrison opening a force on both the regional and national • September 30th - Shake Russell with Michael Hearne opening • October 7th - Susan Gibson with Abe Partridge opening music scenes. • October 13th - Jason Eady Their unique blend of rock, pop, • October 14th - Freddie Steady KRC folk, blues, and singer/songwriter traditions have created a singu- • November 17th - Ramblin’ Jack Elliott lar sound that has garnered them press, acclaim, and radio play 2018 across the country. Their second studio album, “285,” earned • January 12th-13th - An evening with Ray Wylie Hubbard
The Grand’s Celebrates It’s New Season 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.
Saturday and Sunday, September 16th-17th (Saturday, 8pm and Sunday, 3pm) - Ronnie Milsap Farewell Tour
With 40 #1 hits, 6 Grammy awards, and a dozen CMA awards including Entertainer of the Year and four turns at Male Vocalist of the Year, Ronnie Milsap is a true legend. Not only has Ronnie Milsap been a consistent chart topper and true icon in the industry, he is known for his highly entertaining live show. Ronnie’s humor is on display with fun stories from his time in the business, as well as a diverse mix of hits that showcase his amazing musical talent. Ronnie’s connection to his audience is unrivaled. A Ronnie Milsap show is a true event! Don’t miss your final opportunity to see this amazing performer. Tickets start at $37.
Sunday, October 15th (7pm) - The Beach Boys
Conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. They’ve created a torrent of hit singles and sold tens of millions of albums. But of greater significance, they changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in their debt. Don’t miss an amazing evening of “Good Vibrations” at The Grand! Tickets start at $30.
Sunday, October 22nd (3pm) - Joshua Bell
With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of today’s most-celebrated violinists. Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik awards, as well as the Avery Fisher Prize. Enjoy this amazing artist, performing with his pianist, in the beauty and intimacy of The Grand. Tickets start at $30.
Monday, 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 us as we welcome Willie and Family back to The Grand for this encore performance! Tickets are near sell out!
Family Fun at Saengerfest Park With the beautiful
weather and longer days, families are spending more and more time outdoors. Saengerfest Park, located in the heart of Downtown Galveston, is a great place to find affordable fun for the season. Saengerfest Park is a small square park located on the corner of 23rd St. and The Strand in Galveston’s Historic Strand District. Saengerfest Park is known for having a large, playable chess set, a large compass that can be used as a seat, wooden benches, an old-fashioned London-style phone booth, and a stage used for movie and music nights throughout the year.
Music Nite on the Strand
Music Nite on the Strand features various artists the second Saturday of every month. The event is 6-9pm and free to the public. Upcoming artists are: • September 9th: The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute Band) • October 14th: Harbors over Highways For more info and a full list of events go to facebook.com/ saengerfestpark. All concerts are free to attend. GalvestonIslandGuide.com • 21
Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8 Friday, September 1st The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, Nonno Tony’s – Mickey Hobbs, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 B Jiggers – Secret Party Band, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Thursday, September 7th Float – DJ, 9-1 B Jigger’s – The Line Up, 8-11 Galveston Island Brewing – Jarredd Reed, 5-8 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Mod – Paper Sparrow, 7-9 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 Old Quarter – Brandon Rhyder, Smith & Silver Spot Saloon – Zack Perry, 7-11 Turner, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Pleasure Pier – David Joel Band , 5-9 Friday, September 8th Rum Shack – Level One, 9-1 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 B Jiggers – Such & Such Band, 9-1 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Jewford, 8-11 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, Stuttgarden – DJ Fat Candy, 7-11 8-12 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Float – DJ, 9-1 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 Mod – Brother Mathew, 7-9 Saturday, September 2nd Old Quarter – Mind Shrine, Share The Fire, The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, India Tigers In Texas, 9-1 6-9 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 B Jiggers – A Sure Thing, 9-1 Rum Shack – Radio Frequency, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Float – 57 State, 9-1 Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Galveston Island Brewing – Robert Kuhn, -8 Sound Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Jewford, 8-11 Mod –James Price, 7-9 Stuttgarden – DJ, 7-11 Pleasure Pier – Sol Flair Band, 1-5, LN & The Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Crush, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Yaga’s – Charlie & The Regrets, 10-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Saturday, September 9th Rum Shack – Flashpoint, 9-1 Seasons Grocer - Tyler Stokes Band, 6-10 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 6-9 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 9-1 B Jiggers – The Fuse, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Float – DJ Nonstop, 9-1 Jewford, 8-11 Galveston Island Brewing – Dem, 2-5 Stuttgarden – Little Terry & The Blue Birds, Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 7-11 Mod – Anitra Jay, 7-9 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Old Quarter – Marina Rocks, 9-1 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Pleasure Pier – Sonic Seduction, 6-10 Woody’s – The New Offenders, 3-6 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 Rum Shack – Live Music, 9-1 Saengerfest Park – The Fab 5, 6-9 Sunday, September 3rd Seasons Grocer - Tyler Stokes Band, 6-10 Albatross – Smith & Turner, 3-6 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 9-1 Drunken Monkeyz - E. Nicole Band, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Float – DJ, 9-1 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Galveston Farmers Market -Dem,9-12 Jewford, 8-11 Galveston Island Brewing – Kickin It Dixie, 3-6 Stuttgarden – DJ Fat Candy, 7-11 Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Nick’s Pool Bar – Level One Band, 7-10 Woody’s – New Clear Weapon, 3-7 Nonno Tony’s – Danny Kristensen, 4-7 Yaga’s – DJ Knownaschase, 10-1 Pleasure Pier – Zach Tate Band, 3-7 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., Sunday, September 10th 8-1 Albatross – Live Music, 3-6 Rum Shack – Sonic Seduction, 9-1 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Galveston Farmers Market -David Woody’s – Matt Begley & Bitter Whiskey, 3-7 Andrisek,9-12 Yaga’s – DJ Nonstopp, 10-1 Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Monday, September 4th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Pleasure Pier – Angel Garcia Trio, 6-10 7-11 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 8-1 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Rum Shack – Live Music, 3-6 Guys, 6-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Woody’s – Silvercloud, 3-7 Pleasure Pier – A Sure Thing, 2-6 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Monday, September 11th Rum Shack – Turning Point, 3-6 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 7-10 Woody’s – Gabe Wootton & Clancy Jones, B. Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 3-7 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Tuesday, September 5th Guys, 6-9 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sealy Pavilion – Galveston Beach Band, 7-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, September 12th Wednesday, September 6th B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sealy Pavilion – Galveston Beach Band, 7-9 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 22 • GalvestonIslandGuide.com
Wednesday, September 13th 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, September 14th B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tea’ze Daiquiri Lounge - Open Mic, 8-12 Woody’s – Gabe Wootton & Dub Miller, 3-7 Friday, September 15th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Rat Ranch, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8-12 Float – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Hops For Hunger, 5-9 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Lee Brooks, 7-9 Old Quarter – Matt Harlan, Jana Pochop, Gabe Wootton , Bob Simpson, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Yelba, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Jewford, 8-11 Stuttgarden – DJ Fat Candy, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – Zac Wilkerson, 10-1 Saturday, September 16th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B Jiggers – The Nailers, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s Tiki Island - The Relics, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Grifters & Shills, 2-5 The Grand - Ronnie Milsap, 8pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Maceo’s - Kevin Anthony, 6-9 Mod – Jim Kachelmeyer, 7-9 Old Quarter – Q&A, 9-1 Patrick’s Bar - Mojo Faction, 9-1 Pleasure Pier – Radio Frequency, 6-10 Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – After Party, 9-1 Seasons Grocer - Tyler Stokes Band, 6-10 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Jewford, 8-11 Stuttgarden – Shaun Michael, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Woody’s – Captain Legendary, 3-7 Yaga’s – The Line Up, 10-1 Sunday, September 17th Albatross – Jaredd Reed, 3-6 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 9-1 Buckshots - Jaime Y Los Chamacos, 7-10 Float – Salty Souls, 9-1 Galveston Farmers Market -Grifters & Shills, 9-12 Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Pleasure Pier – Landon Bullard & The Mostly Sober, 3-7 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8-1 Rum Shack – Live Music, 3-6 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Woody’s – Jon Stork, 3-7
Monday, September 18th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, 6-9 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, September 19th B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sealy Pavilion – Galveston Beach Band, 7-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Wednesday, September 20th 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, September 21st B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Old Quarter – Sean Lucy, 9-1 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Woody’s – Jordi Baizan, Brad Boyer, 6-9 Friday, September 22nd The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – Chris Bergeron, 8-12 Float – Live Music, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Hayden Jones, 7-9 Old Quarter – Trout Fishing In America, Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – The Goods, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Jewford, 8-11 Stuttgarden – Matt Mejia, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Yaga’s – DJ Bizonee, 10-1 Saturday, September 23rd The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B Jiggers – Flashpoint, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing – Kevin Anthony & G-Town, 3-6 The Grand - Tommy Tune, 8pm Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Jim Presley, 7-9 Pleasure Pier – Hybrid 7, 6-10 Rum Shack – Bristol Fashion, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Seasons Grocer - Tyler Stokes Band, 6-10 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Jewford, 8-11 Stuttgarden – Curtis King, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 VFW Galveston - Kickin It Dixie, 3-6, Well Played Band, 7-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Woody’s – Chopper Chief, 3-7 Yaga’s – Motel Radio, 10-1 Sunday, September 24th Albatross – David Richardson, 3-6 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Galveston Farmers Market -Jordi Baizan,9-12 Hotel Galvez – Joyce Fields, 11-2pm Hurricane ll – Open Jam, 5-9 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Pleasure Pier – Shadowlands, 3-7
Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Mikey C., 8 Rum Shack – Live Music, 3-6 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 2-6 Woody’s – Ryan Kennedy & The Green River Revival, 3-7 Monday, September 25th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10 B Jiggers – Karaoke, 9-1 Galveston Island Brewing - Monday Night Guys, 6-9 Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 7-10 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Tuesday, September 26th B Jiggers – Karaoke, 8-12 Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12 Sealy Pavilion – Galveston Beach Band, 7-9 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Wednesday, September 27th 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, September 28th B Jiggers – The Line Up, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Float – DJ, 9-1 Island Pier Club – Karaoke, 9-12 Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, KJ Debbie, 8-1 Silver Spot Saloon – Zack Perry, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Woody’s – Gabe Wootton & Mike Ethan Messic, 3-7 Friday, September 29th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-11 B Jiggers – Rapture, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Bubba’s On The Strand – David Joel, 8-12 Float – Live Music, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Joe Premo, 7-9 Old Quarter – Larry Joe Taylor, Charlie Harrison, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Rum Shack – Shadowland, 9-1 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Jewford, 8-11 Stuttgarden – Jeremy Kilgore, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Karaoke, 7-11 Woody’s – Mike Ethan Messick, 3-7 Yaga’s – The Heights Funk Collective, 10-1 Saturday, September 30th The Bar at the San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 6-9 B Jiggers – Angel Garcia, 9-1 Bliss Lounge – DJ, 9-1 Hotel Galvez – Reg & Cary, 5-10 Mod – Jim Pharis, 7-9 Old Quarter – Shake Russell, Michael Hearne, 9-1 Pleasure Pier – Adrians Circle, 6-10 Poop Deck – Satisfied Drive, 9-1 Rum Shack – OMG, 9-1 Rumors – DJ, 8-12 Seasons Grocer - Tyler Stokes Band, 6-10 Shearn’s Lounge – Steve Newsom, 7-11 Silver Spot Saloon – Live Music, 9-1 Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2 Stella’s Piano Bar at Havana Alley - Little Jewford, 8-11 Stuttgarden – DJ Fat Candy, 7-11 Tremont House – Trio Du Jour, 6-10 West End Restaurant – Live Music, 7-11 Woody’s – The Reed Brothers, 3-7 Yaga’s – Roxy Roca, 10-1
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