Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Oct. 2]
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this is a wonderful new production of the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical.
8 p.m. Oct. 2, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Train Show [Oct. 3-4]
The annual show will feature model train displays and judging, vendors and rides on the Harborside Express.
Oct. 3-4, Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, galveston.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Oct. 3]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. October’s showing is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Movies are free to the public.
Oct. 3, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
Kemah Oktoberfest [Oct. 9-11]
The third annual Oktoberfest in Kemah will be the biggest event this fall, featuring a 10,000-square-foot beer tent for all to enjoy.
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 9; noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 10; and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 11, Kemah city parking lot, Sixth Street and Harris Avenue, Kemah, http://www.gulfcoastfestivals.com/oktoberfest/index.html
Movie on the Hill [Oct. 9]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for a free outdoor movie in Heritage Park featuring the 1978 movie “Grease,” starring John Travolta. The Texas Blues Brothers will perform before the movie. There will be soda, water, popcorn, hot dogs and other snacks available for purchase. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs for seating.
Performance starts at 6:30 p.m. and movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Bay Area/Galveston County Walk to End Alzheimer’s [Oct. 10]
Sign up for a 5K and dog-friendly walk on the beach to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care.
Oct. 10; registration at 8 a.m.; walk starts at 9 a.m., Stewart Beach Pavilion, 201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 713.314.1313 or www.alz.org/walk
Texas Gathering and Oak Tree Festival [Oct. 10-11]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for family fun festivities at the Texas Gathering and 21st annual Oak Tree Festival. There will be a car and bike show, chili cook-off, pie baking contest, Civil War re-enactment, gun show (shootout), kids’ zone, art exhibit, live music and more. Houston-based Andrew Bateman, known as the one man band for the 21st century, will perform Oct. 10.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Dash Beardsley’s Wake the Dead Horror Paracon [Oct. 9-11]
Hollywood meets paranormal along with psychic gallery readings, vendors, and interesting lectures covering the strange and unusual subject matter — a perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season. Horror costumes are encouraged for the chance to win prizes.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9-11, Galveston Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, galveston.com
Boo on the Boardwalk [Oct. 9-31]
Face your fears in the terrifying Dungeon of Doom Haunted House, or the kids can enjoy the Little Boo Haunted Fun House. Plus, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating and much more.
Oct. 9-31, Event Plaza, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.dungeonofdoomkemah.com
Westfest [Oct. 10]
Join Westminster Presbyterian Church as it celebrates its 120th anniversary with music, food and fun.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 10, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 5127 Ave. U, Galveston, www.westminsterprez.com
ArtWalk [Oct. 10]
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. Oct. 10, Galveston Arts Center and other galleries, 2501 Market St., Galveston, www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Music Nite on The Strand [Oct. 10, 31]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. The Journey Agents (funk) will perform Oct. 10, and HYPERSOUL (classic rock) will perform Oct. 31.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 10, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
Un-gala 2015 [Oct. 10]
Galveston College will host its first Un-Gala benefiting the allied health and nursing programs along with the coming performing arts center. The uncommon evening promises to offer an unparalleled opportunity to unwind in an intriguing atmosphere that is unfettered by the conventions of a black-tie affair. There will be no ballgown, no tuxedos, no raffles nor live or silent auctions. The evening’s amusement will tantalize the most jaded gala-goers.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Abe and Annie Seibel Center, Galveston College, 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, www.gc.edu, 409.944.1303 or 409.944.1306
International Kite Festival [Oct. 11]
Come out to East Beach for One Sky, One World, an international kite festival meant to bring people together to think about peace and the environment. If you don’t have a kite, loaners are available. Wear your hat, sunscreen and sunglasses and bring your picnic, chair and lots of water to drink.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11, East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Road, Galveston, email@example.com
Santa Fe ISD Education Foundation Fall Gala [Oct. 16]
Make plans to attend Santa Fe ISD Education Foundation’s Fall Gala, which raises funds for innovative educational classroom materials for SFISD students. This year’s gala will honor Santa Fe businessman Joe Kelly Tombrella, who helped incorporate the city.
6 p.m. Oct. 16 Ed Pickett Hall, Galveston County Fairgrounds, 10 Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock, www.sfisd.org or 409.925.9080
ARToberFEST [Oct. 17-18]
Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, ARToberFEST is a juried Fine Arts Festival showcasing work from more than 100 artists from throughout the United States. Artwork will be presented in a variety of media styles that may include ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, photography, digital media, textiles, wood and metal.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18, Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets, Galveston, www.artoberfest.com
Galveston Island Market [Oct. 17]
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. Oct. 17, Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston, www.galvestonislandmarket.com
The Manhattan Dolls [17, 23]
This New York-based swing-style all female vocal trio with the sound of the Andrews Sisters are making a second appearance by demand. These ladies perform songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and much more.
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 7 p.m. Oct. 23, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Michael Feinstein Sinatra Centennial Celebration [Oct. 17]
Michael Feinstein, five-time Grammy nominated Ambassador of the American Songbook, celebrates the centennial of one of the greatest voices in American music history. Accompanying Feinstein is Madelyn Baillio, 2014 Great American Songbook winner and League City native.
8 p.m. Oct. 17, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Sip & Stroll Wine Festival [Oct. 17]
Property-wide spread of delicious wines to sample.
Oct. 17, Event Plaza, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahwine.com
Galveston Island Oktoberfest [Oct. 23-24]
The 34th annual Galveston Island Oktoberfest will feature live and lively entertainment, Wurst Abendessen (German Sausage Dinner) and libations, children’s activities (including activities from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo), a variety of booths featuring handcrafted gifts, arts and crafts, a live auction, cake wheel and tempting treats from the sweets booths.
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 23 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 24, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2415 Ave. G, Galveston, www.galvestonoktoberfest.com
‘Haunting of Hill House’ [Oct. 23-8]
A chilling and mystifying tale as a small group of people are brought together to probe the secrets of an old mansion known as Hill House and draw forth the mysterious powers which it is alleged to possess — powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived there in the past.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 23 to Nov. 8, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
GHF Halloween Season [Oct. 23, 34, 29, 30, 31]
For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a new roster of uniquely created events for adults and youth alike, including Haunted Harbor Tours Onboard the Seagull II (Oct. 23-24), Ghost Tours at Ashton Villa (Oct. 29-30), Ashton Villa Séance (Oct. 30), Sailor’s Superstitions and Folklore on the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa (Oct. 31), Menard House Trick or Treating (Oct. 31) and History on Tap Costume Party & Craft Beer Tasting (Oct. 31).
October, various Galveston locations, www.galvestonhistory.org
D’Feet Breast Cancer Celebration of Life [Oct. 24]
Join D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. at the 2015 “Celebration of Life.” The event features 5K and 10K certified runs, 5K walk and 1K run for kids, plus an elaborate after-run party for the kids. Free baby-sitting, beer for runners, cash prizes, door prizes for runners, walkers and kids, and lots of fun at Moody Gardens. All money raised stays in Galveston County and is used to provide free screening mammograms and free diagnostics to uninsured and underserved county women.
Oct. 24, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, dfeetbreastcancer.com or 409.771.5574
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [Oct. 30]
Prepare yourself for another “Howling Halloween” as organist Rob Landes, a perennial Galveston favorite, accompanies this unforgettable 1920 silent film masterpiece, starring John Barrymore.
8 p.m. Oct. 30, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘Harvey’ [Oct. 30-22]
Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend, Harvey, in family gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary 6 1/2-foot-tall rabbit. Laughter abounds as the family decides what to do with the both of them.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 30 to Nov. 22, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Greek Festival [Oct. 31 to Nov. 1]
The 32nd annual event promises a rich cultural experience featuring the best in food, drink, entertainment and history. A celebration of Hellenism, the Greek Festival is designed to welcome visitors to a community steeped in tradition and brimming with hospitality.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 and noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 1, Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Ball St., Galveston, www.assumption.tx.goarch.org
Saengerfest Park Mini Monster Bash [Oct. 31]
Halloween fun awaits you at the fifth annual Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash. This free, spook-tacular festival will include assorted games and prizes, trick-or-treating at participating downtown businesses, face painting and a costume contest for children ages 0-11 at 3 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
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