Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival [Sept. 4-6]
For beer enthusiasts — expert and novice — this foam-filled weekend features more than 400 craft beers, hard-to-find specialty brews, Taste it First selections and a range of innovative and educational beer events like BrewLicious Brews & Foods Pairing; Texas Brewery Tasting Tour, BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, concerts and more.
Sept. 4-6, Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.brewmasterscraftbeerfestival.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Sept. 5]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. September’s showing is “Maleficent.” Movies are free to the public.
Sept. 5, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
College of the Mainland Gala [Sept. 10]
The College of the Mainland Foundation will honor the University of Texas Medical Branch and President David L. Callender at its annual fundraising gala. The event will recognize the medical branch’s contributions to Galveston County and raise funds for scholarships and student needs.
6 p.m. Sept. 10, South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, www.com.edu
‘Steel Magnolias’ [Sept. 10-27]
In the world of Truvy’s local homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination and perfectly coifed hair.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 10-27, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu/community-theatre
Seaside Senior Expo [Sept. 11]
Make plans to attend the third annual Seaside Senior Expo. Seniors 65 and older and family caregivers are welcome to attend this free event featuring flu shots, education sessions, music and door prizes.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11, Moody Methodist Church Gym, 2803 53rd St. Galveston, 409.741.2538
Blues, Brews and BBQ [Sept. 11-13]
The Kemah Boardwalk is cranking it up with the best of Houston blues music and topping it off with beer and barbecue — Texas style.
Sept. 11-13, Event Plaza, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
‘Legally Blonde’ [Sept. 11-27]
“Legally Blonde: The Musical” follows the transformation of California valley girl Elle Woods as she follows her boyfriend to Harvard Law School. There she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 11-27, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Daily News Press Run [Sept. 12]
Run, walk, or jog in the fourth annual Daily News Press Run to support the Newspapers In Education program. Featuring certified Galveston Causeway courses, an exciting Kid’s 1K, vendor booths, food, drinks, snacks, moonwalks, music, a costume contest and much more. This race is fun for everyone.
7 a.m. Sept. 12, The Daily News, 8522 Teichman Road, Galveston, www.galvnews.com
Music Nite on The Strand [Sept. 12]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. Beatles tribute band The Fab 5 will perform Sept. 12.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 12, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
PAWS Gala [Sept. 12]
The 15th annual PAWS Gala, benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society, will honor Diana Barr, a longtime board member, past president and supporter for the humane society, as well as an active volunteer for more than 30 years. Frank Billingsley, chief meteorologist for KPRC TV/ Local 2, will be master of ceremonies for the evening with the theme “For Your Paws Only.” Guests will enjoy an open bar, a sumptuous seated dinner, and dancing to Password, one of Houston’s premier party bands.
6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.740.1919 or www.galvestonhumane.org
‘The Glass Menagerie’ [Sept. 18 to Oct. 10]
This powerful drama centers on the Wingfield family. It tells the tale of a son who longs to escape from his stifling home where his disillusioned mother worries about the prospects of his “crippled” and painfully shy sister.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 18 to Oct. 10, Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston, 409.762.3556 or www.islandetc.org
Galveston Island Market [Sept. 19]
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. Sept. 19, Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston, www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival [Sept. 25-27]
Three full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun. Event activities include a shrimp gumbo cook-off, gumbo tasting, free boat and RV show, 5K/1K fun run, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, live music, vendors, kids area and a Strand Merchant Walk-About.
Sept. 25-27, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.yagaspresents.com/shrimpfestival
‘Guards! Guards!’ [Sept. 25 to Oct. 18]
The underpaid and undervalued Night Watch defend the city when it is threatened by a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 25 to Oct. 18, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Craft Beer Festival [Sept. 26]
Sample handcrafted beers and enjoy some Texas flair with armadillo races, quick draw cowboys and country music.
Sept. 26, Event Plaza, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahbeerfest.com
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