Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘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
‘Alice’s Restaurant’ 50th Anniversary Celebration [March 1]
The Grand 1894 Opera House welcomes Arlo Guthrie for a 50th Anniversary celebration of his iconic pop hit, “Alice’s Restaurant,” which was credited with helping to foster a new generation’s commitment to social awareness and activism. As a member of American folk music royalty, Guthrie revisits those classic, inspirational songs and shares timeless anecdotes from a life campaigning for social justice.
5 p.m. March 1, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post-office St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
The Tremont Jazz Series [March 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
Movie Nite on The Strand [March 7]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. March’s showing is “Captain Ron.” Movies are free to the public.
March 7, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
‘The Great Gatsby’ [March 7]
The story of the young, mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan explores the idealism, decadence, social upheaval and excesses of the Jazz Age.
8 p.m. March 7, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post-office St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Bishop’s Palace Victorian Etiquette Tour [March 8]
Step back in time and enjoy a short tour focusing on Victorian etiquette, culture, customs and tea. The tour will culminate in the dining room with a light tea being served.
3 p.m. March 8, 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway, Galveston, www.galvestonhistory.org
GEF Spring Event [March 12]
Cast off for a night of dancing, drinks, delectables and nautical-themed fun at the 2015 Galveston ISD Educational Foundation Spring Event. The annual fundraiser will feature silent auctions, live music, a photo booth, displays on projects GEF has funded throughout the year and a beer and wine bar.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 12, Galveston Island Convention Center, Gulf View Terrace, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.galvestonedfoundation.org
‘Dixie Swim Club’ [March 13-29]
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from March 13-29, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway [March 14]
Award-winning producer, lyricist, composer, and arranger Neil Berg is joined by an ensemble of former Broadway cast members who light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred, including “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “Evita,” “CATS,” “Wonderful Town,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”
8 p.m. March 14, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post-office St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Home & Garden Show [March 14-15]
The Galveston Home and Garden Show features outstanding floral displays, prominent speakers from the Galveston County Master Gardeners and a host of home improvement professionals. Referred to as the best little home show in the state, visitors will find cutting-edge products for gardening, home decor and repairs, meet contractors, green builders, landscaping companies, buy plants, artwork and indoor and outdoor home furnishings.
March 14-15, Galveston Convention Center, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.galvestonhomeandgarden.com
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [March 15]
This ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians, under the direction of Trond Saeverud, will present the works of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and more.
4 p.m. March 15, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post-office St., Galveston, www.galvestonsymphony.org
Runway to Hope Style Show [March 19]
The Salvation Army of Galveston County will hold its fifth annual Style Show, Luncheon, Silent Auction and Chic Boutique benefitting many local Salvation Army programs, activities and services. This year’s Runway to Hope Style Show promises to showcase the area’s top fashions while providing a great meal and tremendous bargains. Eight Galveston County fashion shops will showcase their unique designs. The ever popular Salvation Army Houston Harbor Lights choir also will perform.
10:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. March 19, Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.763.1691, Ext. 75313
Crawfish & Zydeco Festival [March 20-22]
Families can enjoy fresh-boiled crawfish and a variety of live entertainment in the Event Plaza on the Kemah Boardwalk.
March 20-22, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
Galveston Island Market [March 21]
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. March 21, Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston, www.galveston.com
The Rob Landes Trio: Beatles, Bacharach and Beyond [March 22]
Perennial Galveston favorite Rob Landes plays music from the 1960s, including “Yesterday,” “A Summer Place,” “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You,” “This Guy’s in Love with You” and “Stop! In the Name of Love.”
4 p.m. March 22, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post-office St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Taste of the Town & Auction [March 26]
Satisfy your appetite for good food and fun at the Texas City-
La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of the Town & Auction. Enjoy great cuisine prepared by local culinary masters and shop till you drop at the live and silent auctions.
6 p.m. March 26, Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City, www.texascitychamber.com
Mary Chapin Carpenter [March 27]
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter makes her debut at The Grand with an intimate, acoustic performance. She will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki), and will feature a special opening act by Aoife O’Donovan.
8 p.m. March 27, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post-office St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
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