Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Over the River and Through the Woods’ [Through Feb. 1]
Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey who is offered his dream job in Seattle. His grandparents do not take the news well and scheme to keep him around.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 1, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourplayhouse.com
‘Murder on the Nile’ [Through Feb. 1]
After Simon leaves his fiancee Jacqueline to marry heiress Kay Ridgeway, Jacqueline plots revenge and follows the couple on their honeymoon down the Nile.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 1, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Always … Patsy Cline [Jan. 29 to Feb. 15]
College of the Mainland Community Theatre’s biggest box-office success returns to thrill audiences with the glorious sounds of Patsy Cline’s remarkable music.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Jan. 29 to Feb. 15, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu/community-theatre
Mardi Gras Ball for Special People [Feb. 1]
This free event provides food, fun and live entertainment for people with special needs as well as their families.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.moodygardens.com
The Tremont Jazz Series [Feb. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28]
Trio du Jour takes center stage at The Tremont Jazz Series. Trio du Jour, formed in New Orleans in the 1990s, “performs hot swingin’ jazz from the 1940s to the present along with some mellow favorites,” pianist Leah Stonum said. She is joined by Kansas City bassist Mel Drybread and a guest artist who gives the group an ever-changing sound.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1888 Toujouse Bar at The Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, Galveston
Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade [Feb. 7]
The boats will parade down Clear Creek Channel by the Kemah Boardwalk and revelers will be showered with beads and doubloons in typical Mardi Gras fashion.
7 p.m. Feb. 7, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, yachtygras.com
Krewe d’ Esprit Rosaire presents “All That Jazz” [Feb. 7]
The Krewe d’ Esprit Rosaire will celebrate this year’s Mardi Gras season with the theme “All That Jazz” focusing on the Roaring 1920s flapper era and the jazz music rich in its Harlem Renaissance beginning and progressing to its sassy New Orleans swing.
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 7, Moody Gardens Convention Center Expo Hall A, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.galveston.com
San Luis Salute [Feb. 13]
Glitz and glamour will reign at Paige and Tilman Fertitta’s 19th annual San Luis Salute. Galveston’s biggest gala will pay tribute to the island’s Mardi Gras roots with a lavish evening celebrating traditions of non-stop entertainment, impressive feasts and theatrical décor at this ultimate fête. Guests are invited to join in the excitement with an elegant seated dinner, all night dancing and revelry. The black tie event also will feature a royal procession of the Knights of Momus court, dignitaries and distinguished attendees.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, The San Luis Resort & Spa, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.galveston.com
Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade [Feb. 14]
The Lighthouse Krewe sponsors this annual event, beginning at Avocet Park, traveling east on state Highway 87 to Gregory Park. Afterward, there will be a celebration at the park with 3 Way Switch, a food booth, face painting, a bounce house and the float judging contest.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14, Crystal Beach, www.lighthousekrewe.com
A&M Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party [Feb. 14]
Mardi Gras at The Tremont House will have a little more maroon this year, as the hotel transitions its famous Mardi Gras ball to a new event benefitting Texas A&M University at Galveston in memory of hotel owner and 1940 Texas A&M University graduate George P. Mitchell. In tribute to Mitchell, The George P. Mitchell Society of Texas A&M University at Galveston is now the beneficiary and host of this legendary party, which had been presented by George and Cynthia Mitchell and the Mitchell family since its start in 1985. The A&M Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party will take place in the Tremont Ballroom and offer dinner, open bar, live music and a premier view of the Momus Grand Night Parade as it passes in front of the hotel. Guests will have the option to watch the parade from the ballroom balcony or on the street level in a gated viewing area. The Tremont House is donating the venue, staff and food and beverages enabling all proceeds to benefit the school.
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 14, The Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, Galveston, www.tamug.edu/mardigras
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Feb. 15]
This ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians, under the direction of Trond Saeverud, will present the works of Haydn, Mozart and more.
4 p.m. Feb. 15, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, www.galveston.com
‘Jekyll & Hyde’ [Feb. 20-21]
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, this intriguing Broadway musical is the story of a genial English doctor whose lab experiment inadvertently transforms him into an evil alternate version of himself. Can Dr. Jekyll save himself and the people he loves, or will Mr. Hyde continue his spree of violence and destruction?
8 p.m. Feb. 20-21, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘Mark Twain Tonight!’ [Feb. 27]
Hal Holbrook returns to The Grand – just 10 days after celebrating his 90th birthday – to reprise his portrayal of legendary American author, humorist and storyteller Mark Twain. Don’t miss this evening of true star power, as Holbrook begins his 61st year in his most memorable role.
8 p.m. Feb. 27, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘GODSPELL’ [Feb. 27 to March 18]
The show centers on a group of people who are called to gather together to create a community following a very loving and knowledgeable teacher. By sharing stories about living good lives and singing about love, joy, gratitude, judgment and redemption, this group of distinct individuals band together with a common purpose to face challenges and obstacles as they are tested along the way.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 27 to March 18, Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston, 409.762.3556 or www.islandetc.org
Las Vegas Night Fundraiser [Feb. 20]
Food, fun, games and prizes await at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo’s 25th annual fundraiser.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 20, Galveston County Fairgrounds, state Highway 6, Hitchcock, www.galvestoncountyfair.com
ArtWalk [Feb. 28]
Stroll the streets of downtown Galveston and check out works by local artists and artisans in a wide variety of media. The 16 winning designs of the 20th annual Grand Kids Festival (April 11) banner contest will be featured in Edna’s Room at The Grand as part of February’s ArtWalk.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 28, Galveston Arts Center and other galleries, 2501 Market St., Galveston, www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
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