Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Bands on the Sand [Aug. 1, 7-8]
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 [Aug. 1]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. August’s showing is “The Outsiders.” Movies are free to the public.
Aug. 1, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
‘I Do! I Do!’ [Through Aug. 2]
The story follows newlyweds Michael and Agnes starting on their wedding day and explores their life together over the next 50 years until they finally sell their home to the next pair of newlyweds.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 2, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu/community-theatre
An Evening with Patti LaBelle [Aug. 2]
Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that LaBelle is known and revered for.
7 p.m. Aug. 2, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘Little Mary Sunshine’ [Through Aug. 3]
This operetta gently spoofs old-time favorites like “Rose Marie” and “Naughty Marietta” but has a personality of its own. Forest rangers, Indians, giggling schoolgirls, and a haughty maid keep things bubbling for our heroine.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 3, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Summer Pop Band Concerts [Aug. 4 and 11]
The Galveston Island Beach Band, directed by Frank G. Incaprera, performs every Tuesday evening during the summer.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11, Sealy Gazebo, 24th Street and Avenue I, Galveston, www.galvestonbeachband.org
Rock the Dock [Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27]
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 August include The Zack King Band (Aug. 6), Velcro Pygmies (Aug. 13), Rat Ranch (Aug. 20) and Big Richard (Aug. 27).
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays through August, Event Plaza, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
An Evening with ‘The King’ [Aug. 6]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for a performance by Vince King as Elvis.
6:30 p.m. social; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. performance Aug. 6, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Good Ole Days Festival and Barbecue Cook-off [Aug. 7-8]
The Good Ole Days celebration is a family-friendly weekend of fun The event features a parade as well as a talent show, beauty pageants, barbecue cook-off, carnival and entertainment for the whole family. There’s also a kids booth with face painting and delicious food and beverage booths for everyone to enjoy.
5 p.m. to midnight Aug. 7 and 10 a.m. to midnight Aug. 8, 8300 state Highway 6, Hitchcock, 409.986.9224 or www.hitchcocktexaschamber.com
Music Nite on The Strand [Aug. 8]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. Reggae group Cassette Tape will perform Aug. 8.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 8, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
Pat Green Benefit Concert [Aug. 8]
Texas country music star Pat Green will perform a concert benefiting Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake. The 30th annual Bowl For Kids Sake is the signature fundraising event that allows Big Brothers Big Sisters to continue to serve hundreds of children throughout Galveston County.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 8, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, www.thegrand.com or www.mentorsgc.org
Galveston Heritage Festival [Aug. 15]
Enjoy music, food and entertainment by numerous cultural groups and organizations from throughout Texas while learning more about the early days of immigration through the Port of Galveston.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 15, Kempner Park, 27th Street and Avenue O, Galveston, www.galvestonhistory.org
‘Urinetown’ [Through Aug. 15]
A terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 15, Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston, 409.762.3556 or www.islandetc.org
‘Exit Laughing’ [Aug. 21 to Sept. 13]
When one of their longtime foursome dies, three Southern ladies “borrow” her ashes for one last card game.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Aug. 21 to Sept. 13, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
ArtWalk [Aug. 22]
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. Aug. 22, Galveston Arts Center and other galleries, 2501 Market St., Galveston, www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Shrimp Boil & Dance [Aug. 29]
The Shrimp Boil is a favorite tradition of the community and has been held for more than 30 years, attracting a crowd of nearly 1,000 people annually. In addition, this year’s Shrimp Boil will also feature the annual Shrimp Eating Contest.
6 p.m. Aug. 29, Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City, www.texascitychamber.com
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