Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘The Drawer Boy’ [Through June 7]
This Canadian play features the adventures of a young actor from a Toronto theater group who visits the farm of two older bachelors to research farm life for a new play. Filled with humor, charm and genuine poignancy, “The Drawer Boy” is great storytelling that holds plenty of surprises.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 7, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu/community-theatre
‘Tom Jones’ [Through June 14]
Tom Jones pits love against arranged marriage. It’s a great classic of comedy and high spirits showing the adventures, the alarms and the happy escapes and escapades of young Tom Jones and his Sophia on their travels from Somerset to London.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 14, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘The Star Spangled Girl’ [Through June 21]
Two young men are using their apartment as a publishing office for a protest magazine, but when Sophie, an All-American Olympic swimmer moves in, Norman is hopelessly smitten. His determined pursuit and her frantic rejection make for comic madness.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 29 to June 21, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Rock the Dock [June 4, 11, 18, 25]
Prep the dance moves, grab those air guitars then boogie on down to the Kemah Boardwalk for the 17th annual Rock the Dock summer-long free concert series. Attendees will rock on to the best local and regional bands each Thursday evening through August. Bands set to perform in June include Hamilton Loomis (June 4), Whiskey Rodeo (June 11), LC Rocks (June 18) and Live 80 (June 25).
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays through August, Event Plaza, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
Bands on the Sand [June 6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27]
Enjoy this summer concert series on Friday and Saturday nights featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues. Each show concludes with a firework display over Offatts Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 8, Palm Beach, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.moodygardens.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [June 6]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. June’s showing is “Jaws,” starring Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw. Movies are free to the public.
June 6, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
Music Nite on The Strand [June 13]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. The Last Dragons will perform June 13.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 13, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
An Evening with Travis Tritt [June 14]
Travis Tritt incorporates lifelong influences in honky-tonk, Southern rock, blues and gospel into his country sound.
7 p.m. June 14, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival [June 19-20]
Enjoy a “South of the Border” experience at the Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival. Friday night highlights include the Tour De Tequila, an upscale tasting and sampling session. Local restaurants pair tequilas with an array of complimentary flavors. Saturday highlights include the Best Margarita competition and an outdoor festival featuring live music, margaritas, beer garden, a variety of festival foods and vendors.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 19; noon to 10 p.m. June 20, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, texasmargaritafestival.com
Million Dollar Quartet [June 19-20]
This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
8 p.m. June 19; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 20, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Island Market [June 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. June 20, Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston, www.galveston.com
Firefighter Games [June 20]
Come see the area’s finest firefighters in action during the inaugural Firefighter Games featuring a parade, pumper races, waterball
competition, horseshoe tournament, barbecue cook-off and fun run.
June 20 – 7 a.m. fun run, 9 a.m. parade, 10 a.m. races and tournament, Sixth Street in Texas City, www.uwgcm.org
Juneteenth [June 4-20]
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Galveston County marks this holiday with a series of celebrations held throughout June. For a complete description of island events, visit www.galveston.com/juneteenth.
Galveston Heritage Chorale: ‘Journey to Freedom’
7 p.m. June 4, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston
Juneteenth Development Corporation Scholarship Gala
7 p.m. June 7, Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston
Al Edwards Juneteenth Banquet
7 p.m. June 9, Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston
Juneteenth Gospel Fest
7 p.m. June 12, Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church, 5917 Carver St., Texas City
Galveston Historical Foundation presents “African American History: Importance & Reflection”
10 a.m. June 13, 1861 Custom House, 502 20th St., Galveston
10th annual Juneteenth Family Day
11 a.m. June 13, Stringfellow Orchards, 7902 state Highway 6, Hitchcock
African American Museum Juneteenth Family & Friends Festival
Noon June 13, Courville Stadium, 27th Street and Avenue L, Galveston
Juneteenth at Jack Johnson Park: ‘The Heart of a Champion’
Noon June 13, Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston
Texas City Juneteenth Parade and Charles Brown Juneteenth Celebration
3 p.m. June 13, Rainbow Park, Texas City
NIA Cultural Center: Screening of ‘Celebrating Freedom Then & Now’
6 p.m. June 13, Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston
St. Vincent House Gospel by the Sea Benefit Concert
6 p.m. June 14, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston
Juneteenth Golf Tournament
1 p.m. June 17, Bayou Golf Course, 2800 Ted Dudley Drive, Texas City
Discussion with Leonard Pitts, author of ‘Freeman’
7 p.m. June 17, Sieber Center at Galveston College, 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston
Central High School Juneteenth Festivities
June 17-21, Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston, www.galvestonoldcentral.com
Galveston Historical Foundation presents ‘Underground Railroad’
8:30 a.m. June 18, 1838 Michel B. Menard Home and Menard Hall, 1604 33rd St., Galveston
Texas Juneteenth Gala at Ashton Villa
7 p.m. June 18, 1859 Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway, Galveston
Al Edwards Juneteenth State Holiday, Emancipation Proclamation Reading and Prayer Breakfast
8:30 a.m. June 19, 1859 Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway, Galveston
37th annual Annie Mae Charles Juneteenth Picnic
11 a.m. June 19, Wright Cuney Park, 41st Street and Avenue H, Galveston
3rd annual Juneteenth at Jack Johnson Park
Noon June 19, Jack Johnson Park, 2601 Ave. M, Galveston
Annie Mae Charles Juneteenth Parade
Noon June 19, 33rd Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston
Reedy Chapel AME Church Juneteenth Homecoming for the 150th Emancipation March
6 p.m. June 19, Reedy Chapel AME Church, 2015 Broadway, Galveston
Juneteenth Poetry Slam
7 p.m. June 19, Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City
Juneteenth Softball Tournament
June 19-20, Carver Park, 6415 Park Ave., Texas City
Galveston Juneteenth Parade
7:30 p.m. June 19, downtown to Seawall Boulevard, Galveston
Take It to the Wood ‘Juneteenth Celebration’
11 a.m. June 20, 1310 29th St., Galveston
Galveston Historical Foundation Juneteenth Community Concert
6 p.m. June 20, Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand St., Galveston