Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Haunting of Hill House’ [Through Nov. 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 through Nov. 8, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘Harvey’ [Oct. 30 to Nov. 22]
Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend, Harvey, in family gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary 61⁄2-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
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Nov. 1]
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Trond Saeverud, will perform a Halloween concert featuring music from Gounod, Tchaikovsky, Bragato, Handel and more.
4 p.m. Nov. 1, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894, www.thegrand.com or www.galveston
Rotary Club of Galveston Chili Supper [Nov. 4]
For almost four decades, the Rotary Club of Galveston has hosted its annual Chili Supper fundraiser. In addition to homemade chili and rice, guests can purchase tamales to accompany their chili supper, as well as a variety of homemade and specialty desserts.
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Ball High School Cafeteria, 4115 Ave. O, Galveston, 409.692.3838, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.galvestonrotary.com
Lone Star Rally [Nov. 5-8]
The streets of Galveston will be rumbling with the sound of tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts as they ride into town for a four-day weekend filled with free concerts on two stages and hundreds of vendors and manufacturers showcasing all things Harley Davidson.
Nov. 5-8, downtown Galveston and Beach Central Park, 2102 Seawall Blvd., www.lonestarrally.com
‘Round and Round the Garden’ [Nov. 5-22]
Assistant librarian Norman channels Casanova in his fervent attempt on making all the women in his life happy during a weekend family gathering.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 5-22, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu/community-theatre
Salute to Military Service [Nov. 6-8]
Join the Kemah Boardwalk as it salutes military service with a weekend of exhibits, live music in the Events Plaza along with a parade and parachute jump.
Nov. 6-8, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, 281.535.8100 or kemahboardwalk.com
Faith Lutheran Arts and Crafts Sale [Nov. 7]
Faith Lutheran Women of Faith will host its annual Arts and Crafts Sale featuring beautiful quilts and handcrafted items. Proceeds benefit various local charities.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7, Faith Lutheran Church, 800 FM 517 E., Dickinson
Arts & Crafts Show [Nov. 14]
The Catholic Daughters will host the 29th annual Arts & Craft Show benefiting its scholarship fund. A Sweet Shop and lunch are available at cost.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14, Nessler Center, Texas City, email@example.com or 409.945.3212
Art in the Park Festival [Nov. 14-15]
The sixth annual Friendswood Art in the Park Festival will feature talented artists and musicians, along with great food, live artist demonstrations and free art activities. There also will be a Date Night in the Park on Saturday.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15, Stevenson Park, 1100 Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, www.AITPfestival.com
Festival of Lights [Nov. 14 to Jan. 10]
As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than 1 million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment.
Nov. 14 to Jan. 10, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Ice Land Sculptures [Nov. 14 to Jan. 10]
As the only holiday ice exhibition on the Gulf Coast, a skilled team of more than 20 internationally acclaimed professional ice carvers from Harbin, China, will create majestic marvels carved out of more than 2 million pounds of ice featuring holiday scenes with the beloved characters from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants.
Nov. 14 to Jan. 10, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Arbor Day Celebration [Nov. 15]
The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy will host its annual Arbor Day Celebration with lunch, libations, silent auction and raffle. Grady McGahan, executive director of reTREEt, will be the guest speaker.
Noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 15, Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, Galveston, www.galvestonislandtreeconservancy.org
Mercy Park FUNdraiser [Nov. 15]
The Mercy Park Association of Galveston will have its second annual FUNdraiser “BLAST in the PAST” Friendship Luncheon. Dress in ’50s to ’80s attire. Music will be provided by The Trio Du Jour.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15, San Luis Resort Grand Ballroom, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.762.8089 or firstname.lastname@example.org
‘All in the Timing: An Evening of Comedy and Music’ [Nov. 13-15]
Clear Creek Community Theatre is offering a special event this fall that’s not part of its regular season. “All in the Timing: An Evening of Comedy and Music” will feature a collection of short plays and musical numbers Director Kathleen Richardson describes as something like “Saturday Night Live” — funny sketches with a little music thrown into the mix.
8 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘The Boomerang Effect’ [Nov. 20 to Dec. 12]
‘The Boomerang Effect’ looks into the sex lives of five separate couples. Each of the couples is craftily connected to the other four, sometimes as friends and sometimes as relatives. This adult comedy is actually five short plays with each couple grappling with comedic contemporary dilemmas.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 20 to Dec. 12, 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee Nov. 22, no performance Thanksgiving Day, Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston, 409.762.3556 or www.islandetc.org
Galveston Island Market [Nov. 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. Nov. 21, Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston, www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Salt Grass Potters Guild Holiday Sale [Nov. 21]
The Salt Grass Potters Guild will hold its annual holiday sale of original handmade pottery. About 20 artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work, and there will be a variety of items, from functional dishware to purely decorative clay pieces and also sculptures. Many items are suitable for decoration or as gifts.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22, Clear Lake Park meeting room, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 713.851.4012 or www.saltgrasspotters.com
John Pinero in ‘Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi’ [Nov. 21]
This masterful portrayal of the greatest professional coach in football history has won five-star reviews and unanimous raves from the National Football League.
8 p.m. Nov. 21, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Home for the Holidays Gift Market [Nov. 27-28]
This holiday market features more than 100 of the region’s most unique gift vendors, who will be offering distinctive home décor, candles, craft foods, accessories and much more for an extraordinary holiday shopping experience.
2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 27 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 28, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 800.582.4673 or www.moody
Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration [Nov. 27]
Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration. Festivities include an appearance by Santa Claus, live holiday entertainment and the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas tree on the front lawn.
6 p.m. Nov. 27, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.galveston.com
ArtWalk [Nov. 28]
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
‘An Olde English Christmas’ With Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone [Nov. 28]
Start your holiday season with ’60s pop sensation Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits. Enjoy a mix of Christmas favorites and memorable classics, including “There’s a Kind of Hush,” “I’m Into Something Good” and “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat.”
8 p.m. Nov. 28, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
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