Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘The Who’s Tommy’ [March 4 to April 2]
Known for its Tony award-winning score, this production takes the audience with young Tommy as he travels through the looking glass that is his life. As the harsh events of his deaf, mute and blind life take place, the audience is taken further and further down the rabbit hole of his life. While Tommy’s parents try desperately to cure him, it is discovered that he has an uncanny knack for playing pinball that makes him a superstar.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from March 4 to April 2, Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston, 409.762.3556 or www.islandetc.org
Fairy Tale Ball [March 5]
The Galveston Children’s Museum will host a Fairy Tale Ball designed for the whole family. This year’s theme will be “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” and guests are encouraged to wear “Alice in Wonderland”-themed costumes or whimsical clothes inspired by the book. The event will feature family games and activities, a dinner for the children in the Children’s Museum with entertainment and a “grown up” dinner for the adults with libations. The evening will conclude with dancing under the stars for the entire family. The inaugural ball will honor Betty Massey, the museum’s own “Fairy Godmother,” who was instrumental in helping the Galveston Children’s Museum become a reality.
5:30 p.m. March 5, Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, Galveston, www.galvestoncm.org or 409.572.2544
Vocalosity [March 5]
This fast-paced show features 12 dynamic voices singing and swinging to some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements.
8 p.m. March 5, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
ArtWalk [March 5]
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. March 5, Galveston Arts Center and other galleries, 2501 Market St., Galveston, www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Great Outdoors Garden Show [March 5-6]
Visit with local home and garden vendors and learn tips of the trade.
March 5-6, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
Capitol Steps [March 6]
This always entertaining Washington D.C.-based comedy troupe, which began some 35 years ago as a group of Senate staffers, provides a unique blend of musical and political satire.
7 p.m. March 6, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Susan Gibson [March 11]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for an evening of music with singer-songwriter Susan Gibson.
7 p.m. March 11, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com or 281.332.1393
Tremont Afternoon Tea [March 13]
Sip, snack and socialize at The Tremont House’s Afternoon Tea featuring tea sandwiches, petit fours and other treats and, of course, tea.
3 p.m. March 13, The Tremont House, 2300 Mechanic St., Galveston, www.thetremonthouse.com or 409.763.0300
The Rob Landes Trio: Broadway is My Beat [March 13]
From Jerome Kern to Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Rob Landes Trio takes you on a journey down the fabled Great White Way.
4 p.m. March 13, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary [March 18]
In this intimate evening of song and reflection, Peter and Paul remember their enduring anthems of social change, the historic impact they had upon the world of civil liberties and their musical partner of 50 years, Mary Travers.
8 p.m. March 18, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
An Evening with ‘The King’ [March 18]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for an Evening with “The King” featuring Vince King as Elvis Presley.
7 p.m. March 18, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com or 281.332.1393
‘Witness for the Prosecution’ [March 18 to April 10]
Leonard Vole stands trial for the murder of his benefactor. Even his wife insists he is guilty in this celebrated courtroom drama.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from March 18 to April 10, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Egguinox [March 19]
In a nod to the Spring Equinox, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market will have a fundraiser/party called the Egguinox at Smooth Tony’s. The event will feature an auction, yard games, live music and a giant egg-balancing competition with winners taking home prizes.
March 19, Smooth Tony’s, 415 Ninth St., Galveston, www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com or www.facebook.com/galvestonsownfarmersmarket
An Evening with Kinky Friedman [March 26]
Kinky Friedman, the colorful Texas Country singer, songwriter, humorist, cowboy and best-selling mystery writer, will perform signature songs from his celebrated 40-year music career, plus selections from his newly released CD, “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met.” The event will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the historic Congregation Beth Jacob Galveston.
8 p.m. March 26, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com or www.galvestonshul.org
‘Second Samuel’ [March 31 to April 17]
In this comedy-drama, nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from March 31 to April 17, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu/ community-theatre