Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘George Washington Slept Here’ [Through May 21]
Newton Fuller fulfills a lifetime ambition to own a home in the country. He drags his wife and daughter to a wreck of a house that has a bit of history — George Washington slept there. But, life in the country is no bed of roses.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through May 21; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Rock the Dock [May 4, 11, 18, 25]
The summer concert series returns to the Kemah Boardwalk with performances every Thursday night from May to August.
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. May 4, 11, 18 and 25, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival [May 5-6]
With specialty food items, culinary events, artisan exhibits and live musical entertainment, the eighth annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival offers a little bit of something for everyone. During The Grand Tasting, the highlight of the festival, patrons will embark on a tasting trip through vineyards from all around the world, enjoying wines and a variety of food samplings from the island’s top restaurants.
May 5-6; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Sewall Blvd., Galveston; www.galvestonfoodandwinefestival.com
League City Music Festival & Bar-B-Q Cook-off [May 5-6]
Eric Paslay and Tracy Byrd are the headliners for this year’s festival, which benefits the charities of the League City Lions Club. The event also features a barbecue cook-off, carnival attractions, arts and crafts and more.
May 5-6, Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3 N., League City, www.lcmusicfest.com
Salt Grass Potters Guild Spring Sale [May 6-7]
The Salt Grass Potters Guild will hold its annual spring sale of original handmade pottery. About 20 artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work, and there will be a variety of items from functional dishware to purely decorative clay pieces and sculpture.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7; Clear Lake Park Meeting Room, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook; 713.410.8599, 713.851.4012 or www.saltgrasspotters.com
Galveston Historic Homes Tour [May 6-7, 13-14]
The Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to the island’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small and everything in between, the 2017 tour has something for everyone.
May 6-7, May 13-14; Galveston Historical Foundation, 2228 Broadway, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
Strawberry Festival [May 6]
The 87th annual event will feature strawberry shortcake, barbecue plates, games, face-painting, crafts and other items for purchase, baked goods, live music and more.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 4613 state Highway 3, Dickinson, www.holytrinitydickinson.org
Satori Barbecue and Silent Auction [May 6]
Support the programs and students of Satori Elementary in Galveston at the school’s annual barbecue and silent auction featuring music, an open bar, face painting and outdoor games.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 6; Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O, Galveston; 409.763.7022 or www.satorischool.net
Movie Nite on The Strand [May 6]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. May’s showing is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
May 6; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Artrageous [May 6]
Artrageous presents an entertaining evening where performance art, music, song, dance and bunraku puppetry come together on one stage. Imagine the excitement of a team of exceptional artists painting at electric speed, creating giant works of art, as the audience watches. Combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography, exciting live music and a pinch of comedy, Artrageous takes audiences on a visual journey and a high-energy ride of inspiration, creativity and fun.
8 p.m. May 6; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.thegrand.com
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta [May 7]
The Galveston LULAC will host the annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta featuring music from Tejano award winners Roberto Pulido and David Marez. There also will be mariachis, folkloric dancers, a car show, grito contest, piñatas, face painters, games and a jalapeño-eating contest.
Noon to 8:30 p.m. May 7; Old County Courthouse, 722 21st St., Galveston; 409.256.9602
Taste of the Town [May 11]
Taste of the Town is the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s annual community event that showcases area restaurants and caterers. Patrons can stroll through food and beverage booths to sample some of the best cuisine in town and shop for one-of-a-kind items during the live and silent auctions.
6:30 p.m. May 11; Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; www.texascitychamber.com
Yaga’s World Wild Game Championship and BBQ Cook-off [May 12-13]
This competition allows backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good old fashioned fun, fellowship and food. From the free children’s area to the VIP Sponsor Party and everything in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the World Wild Game Championship and BBQ Cook-off.
May 12-13, Pier 21, Galveston, www.ycfund.org
Texas Crab Festival [May 12-14]
Celebrating its 32nd year, the Texas Crab Festival is an event not to be missed. The event features music from a lineup of Gulf Coast favorites, carnival rides, crab races, crab arcade, crab legs contest, fun run, two-step dance contest, wiener dog races, washers tournament, arts and crafts booths, crab gumbo cook-off and fresh local seafood dishes as well as traditional festival favorites.
May 12-14, Gregory Park, Crystal Beach, www.texascrabfestival.org
‘The Foreigner’ [May 12-27]
Set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, “The Foreigner” tells the story of a shy man named Charlie who pretends that he can’t speak English in order to avoid making conversation with strangers — the others guests at the lodge. Eventually, the other guests air their secrets around Charlie with the thought that he doesn’t understand a word being said. The fact that in actuality he does understand fuels the nonstop hilarity.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 12-27 and 2:30 p.m. May 14 and 21; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
Music Nite on The Strand [May 13]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. This month, Heights Funk Collective will perform.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 13; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Arlo Guthrie [May 13]
Arlo Guthrie makes his return to The Grand stage with the Shenandoah Band for an evening of classic, inspirational songs and timeless anecdotes from a life campaigning for social justice.
8 p.m. May 13; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston; www.thegrand.com
‘Red’ [May 18 to June 4]
Raw and provocative, “Red” is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 18 to June 4; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
Firefighter Games [May 19-20]
Come see the area’s finest firefighters in action during the third annual Firefighter Games. The two-day event features live music, an antique fire truck show, horseshoe tournament, bucket brigade competition, fun run, parade, barbecue cook-off, waterball competition and pumper races.
May 19-20, Sixth Street, Texas City, www.uwgcm.org or 409.948.4211
Galveston Island Beach Revue [May 19-21]
Galveston’s past meets present-day fun for the ninth annual Galveston Island Beach Revue. The highlight of the weekend is the Bathing Beauties Contest, where 40 contestants compete in vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear for cash prizes. Other activities include a speakeasy-themed Revue Prevue, live music, vintage car and trailer show, craft beer booths, brunch and vintage baseball game.
May 19-21, Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd.; Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd.; Hooper Field, 3110 83rd St., Galveston; www.galvestonbeachrevue.com
‘Pippin’ [May 19 to June 4]
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 19 to June 4; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Galveston Island Market [May 20]
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters and growers can showcase their creations for island residents and visitors.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Red, White and Bayou Crawfish and Texas Music Festival [May 20]
Reckless Kelly will headline a day full of music, food and fun. Crawfish is the main attraction, but there will be plenty of other fair fare. Children’s activities include ultimate bungee, hamster balls, zip line, ride-along train rides, mechanical bull and more.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 20; state Highway 3 and FM 517, Dickinson; www.redwhiteandbayou.com
Butler Longhorn Museum Fashion Show [May 20]
Make plans to attend the Butler Longhorn Museum Fashion Show featuring styles by Classy Cowgirl Dreams, lunch by Ludwig’s Catering and music by Hector Bisio.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20; Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City; 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Blues, Brews & BBQ [May 20-21]
Enjoy hot barbecue and Houston’s best blues music at the Kemah Boardwalk.
May 20-21; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Celebration of Spring Mahjong [May 25]
This D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. benefit features mahjong, a buffet luncheon and raffle. Individuals or groups of four are welcome. The deadline to reserve space is May 10.
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 25, Hotel Galvez Restaurant, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, email@example.com or 409.771.5574
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