Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Creative Artisans Show & Sale [Oct. 31 to Nov. 2]
Looking for a unique piece of artwork or a one-of-a-kind holiday gift? The 19th annual Creative Artisans Show and Sale, featuring more than 30 local fine artists, is the place to find it.
1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2, Walter Hall Pavilion, 807 state Highway 3 N., League City, 713.828.1481 or www.ca-houston.com
‘WYRD SISTERS’ [Oct. 31 to Nov. 23]
When evil Duke Felmet kills good King Verence and names himself the new King of Lancre, Verence’s ghost haunts the castle while his young son is smuggled out of the kingdom and taken to a coven of three witches for protection. How could the witches possibly refrain from using their magic skills to meddle in royal politics, place the rightful heir on the throne, and set things right? Dress as a witch and get in free for the opening night performance on Halloween.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 31 to Nov. 23, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourplayhouse.com
‘THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW’ [Oct. 31 to Nov. 29]
Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, getting caught in a storm and seeking refuge at the home of madcap transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, who unveils his latest creation — a muscle man named Rocky Horror. There they meet some of the strangest people on the planet. This production is not recommended for children.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 31 to Nov. 29; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic, Galveston, 409.762.3556 or www.islandetc.org
Fall Festival [Nov. 1]
Faith Lutheran Church will have its 32nd annual Fall Festival featuring arts and crafts, a silent auction, baked goods, and other assorted foods. Proceeds will go toward local charitable groups.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1, Faith Lutheran Church, 800 FM 517 E., Dickinson, 409.789.7662 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Greek Festival [Nov. 1-2]
Get ready for two days of Opa! during the 31st annual Galveston Island Greek Festival. Hosted by the Galveston Island Greek community, the event is a celebration of the Hellenic culture and features food, wine, pastries, gift items and entertainment. In addition, tours of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church are scheduled throughout the day.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Ball, Galveston, www.assumptiontx.org
Faith Lutheran Church Fall Festival [Nov. 1]
Make plans to attend the 32nd annual Faith Lutheran Church Fall Festival on Nov. 1. This event, sponsored by the Women of Faith Lutheran Church, will include arts and crafts, a silent auction, baked goods and other assorted foods. Proceeds help local charitable organizations.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1, Faith Lutheran Church, 800 FM 517 E., Dickinson, 409.789.7662
‘The Phantom of the Opera’ [Nov. 1]
The Grand welcomes keyboard marvel and Galveston favorite Rob Landes at the Allen Organ, performing his specially created, totally improvised musical score for the showing of Lon Chaney’s 1925 silent film masterpiece, “The Phantom of the Opera.”
8 p.m. Nov. 1, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘DRACULA’ [Through Nov. 2]
All the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel comes to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances — in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 2, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Holiday Style Fashion Show & Luncheon [Nov. 4]
Created in the spirit of the holiday season, Holiday Style Fashion Show & Luncheon is where fashion, friends and philanthropy meet. Holiday Style has become Galveston’s premiere fashion and social event of the fall. Featuring a professional runway show produced by Lenny Matuszewski, fashions by TOOTSIES, and luxury live and silent auction packages, you don’t want to miss it.
11 a.m. Nov. 4, Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, nursing.utmb.edu/holiday-style/
Chili Supper [Nov. 5]
The Rotary Club of Galveston will host its 38th annual Chili Supper on Nov. 5. In addition to great chili and rice, guests can purchase tamales to accompany their chili supper, as well as a variety of homemade and specialty desserts. Many of the desserts available for sale will be made from the Rotarians’ family recipes, as well as tempting desserts donated by Galveston College’s culinary arts department, the University of Texas Medical Branch and many of the island’s best restaurants.
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 5, Ball High School Cafeteria, 4115 Ave. O, Galveston, 409.763.8688 or 409.692.3838
Lone Star Rally [Nov. 6-9]
The 13th annual Lone Star Rally rolls into town Nov. 6-9. The four-day events features free concerts day and night on two stages, including a performance by the former lead vocalist of Journey, Steve Augeri, on Nov. 6, hundreds of vendors, more juried bike shows, all new truck, jeep and classic car shows, and the nation’s hottest bike builders.
Nov. 6-9, downtown Galveston and seawall, www.lonestarrally.com
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ [Nov. 6-23]
The classic comedy-thriller centers on two charmingly innocent elderly ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers. The play includes the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, the sinister activities of another nephew on the run from the law and the increasingly frantic efforts of a third “normal” nephew trying to keep everything under control.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 6-23, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu/community-theatre
Robert Kuhn and The Island Folk Beer & Music Festival [Nov. 8]
The Galveston Island Brewing Co. presents Robert Kuhn and the Island Folk Beer and Music Festival. Enjoy live, local craft bands, beer and food all day. The line up of musicians includes: Robert Kuhn, Fiel, Matt Mejia, Bourbon Legend, Damn Union, Rhonda Roberts, Kevin Anthony, Campfire Soul and more on two stages.
Noon to midnight Nov. 8, Galveston Island Brewing Company, 8423 Stewart Road, Galveston, www.usbackline.com
LYLE LOVETT AND HIS ACOUSTIC GROUP [Nov. 12]
One of America’s most loved singer-songwriter-composers returns to the intimacy of The Grand for a night filled with his witty stories, wry lyrics, and boundary breaking blend of country, swing, jazz, folk, pop and blues. With 14 albums, four Grammy Awards and an infectious audience appeal, Lyle Lovett’s concert at The Grand will be a total celebration.
8 p.m. Nov. 12, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
WILLIE NELSON [Nov. 14]
Willie Nelson is “On the Road Again,” and his performance at The Grand is sure to be a highlight of the season. Nelson has penned more than 2,500 songs and released close to 300 albums. His five-decade career has included countless Grammys, American Music Awards and Country Music Awards.
8 p.m. Nov. 14, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
ISLAND MARKET [Nov. 15]
From beautiful quilts to handmade soaps to photography to jewelry, 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. Nov. 15, Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston, www.galveston.com
Arts & Crafts Show [Nov. 15]
The Catholic Daughters Court No. 1855 will have its 28th annual Arts & Crafts Show on Nov. 15. Admission is free. Food will be sold by the Knights of Columbus.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15, Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City, 409.945.3212 or email@example.com
Sip and Stroll Wine Festival [Nov. 15]
Stroll the Kemah Boardwalk, sip delicious wines, and enjoy appetizers and live music.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahwine.com
Festival of Lights [Nov. 15 to Jan. 3]
Don’t miss one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region and favorite family traditions. Enjoy more than 1 million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment. You also can skate around on the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink, try out the new Arctic Ice Slide or take pictures with Santa.
Nov. 15 to Jan. 3, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.moodygardens.com
LES BALLET TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO [ Nov. 15]
These world-renowned male professional dancers delight audiences with their loving knowledge of dance, their comic theatrical approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces.
8 p.m. Nov. 15, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
TWELVE PROJECT CONCERT SERIES [Nov. 20]
The TWELVE Project concert series continues with acoustic performances by Walt Wilkins & Matt Harlan. The TWELVE Project is giving 12 Texas musicians the opportunity to turn their creativity to photographing life behind the mic as well as participate in a concert series that runs through December at various island venues.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 20, Ann Wood Studios, 1802 Mechanic, Galveston, www.twelvepeople.org
Seaside Treasure Festival [Nov. 21-22]
The 16th annual Seaside Treasure Festival features more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, a silent auction and more.
Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22, Moody Methodist Church, 53rd Street and Avenue U, Galveston, www.moody.org/stf
AN IRISH CHRISTMAS [Nov. 22]
This evening of Christmas carols, storytelling and dance will have you dusting off the cares of the world and dancing home with joy in your heart.
8 p.m. Nov. 22, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Christmas Tour [Nov. 22-23]
The Heritage Gardeners of Friendswood will have its 48th annual Christmas Tour on Nov. 22-23. Admission to the Marie Workman Garden Center and Briscoe Gardens, 112 W. Spreading Oaks, is free and will include a tea room (opens at noon) and a bazaar (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23).
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22-23, various homes across Friendswood, www.heritagegardener.org or 713.534.7662
Home for the Holidays Gift Market [Nov. 28-29]
The biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year just got a little bigger with Moody Gardens’ second annual Home for the Holidays Gift Market. The two-day gift market will feature more than 100 of the region’s unique gift vendors, offering distinctive home décor, one-of-a-kind gifts, clothing, handmade jewelry, candles, craft foods, accessories and much more.
2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 28 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29, Moody Gardens Convention Center, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.moodygardens.com
‘MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR’ [Nov. 28-29]
Greater Tuna creator and master storyteller Jaston Williams stars in “Maid Marian in a Stolen Car,” his one-person show about life in the theater. Hear about a San Antonio production of Hamlet that mimicked the Battle of the Alamo.
8 p.m. Nov. 28-29, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
ARTWALK [Nov. 29]
Stroll the streets of downtown Galveston and check out works by local artists and artisans in a wide variety of media.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29, Galveston Arts Center and other galleries, 2501 Market St., Galveston, www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
The Irish Tenors [Nov. 30]
The three Irish Tenors — Ronan Tynan, Finbar Wright and Anthony Kearns — will appear together (their first combined performance in Galveston) in a concert ringing with holiday cheer.
7 p.m. Nov. 30, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post-office, Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
In case of cancellations and changes to events, check with venues for updates. To submit an event, send pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org.