Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Bleacher Bums’ [Through June 5]
In this “nine-inning comedy,” set in the bleachers of Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the long-suffering, die-hard, “wait until next year” Cub fans return annually to root for their team. Today’s opponent is the despised St. Louis Cardinals. A rabid cheerleader, a blind man who does color commentary, a sun-worshipping beauty and a henpecked husband bet among themselves, splurge for hot dogs and, occasionally, watch the game. Will the Cubs win the home game, and who will the real winners be?
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 5, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu/ community-theatre
‘The Philadelphia Story’ [Through June 5]
Join Philly socialite Tracy Lords on the eve of her second wedding as she juggles her fiancé, her ex-husband and a handsome visiting reporter who all vie for her attention.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 5, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ [Through June 12]
The play is a relentlessly convoluted murder-mystery that makes the audience start laughing at its silliness.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 20 to June 12, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Rock the Dock [June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30]
The summer concert series continues with performances by Encore (June 2), Hamilton Loomis (June 9), Rat Ranch (June 16), Escape (June 23) and LC Rocks (June 30).
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
Corvettes Cruisin’ Galveston [June 3-5]
More than 1,000 Corvettes are expected to converge on Galveston Island for the second annual Corvettes Cruisin’ Galveston event. The weekend begins with a car show and special events for participants, plus a fundraiser that will benefit area charities. The event concludes with an 80-mile, round-trip drive from Galveston’s East End to Surfside.
June 3-5, various locations in Galveston, www.corvettescruisingalveston.com
AIA Sandcastle Competition [June 4]
For more than two decades, teams of architects, designers and engineers have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world’s largest sandcastle competitions. This year, more than 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Road, Galveston, www.aiahouston.org
The Downtown Lofts Tour [June 4]
A unique homes tour, this event features private residences in beautifully restored buildings downtown. The event will kick off June 3 with a cocktail preview in a premier loft space hosted exclusively for the preview.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4, various locations downtown, Galveston, www.downtowngalveston.org
Plankowners’ Sailabration [June 4]
Galveston Historical Foundation’s annual fundraising event will feature hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine during the silent auction, buffet dinner, live music and a live auction. Proceeds benefit the tall ship Elissa and the many educational and training programs of the Texas Seaport Museum.
5:30 p.m. June 4, Texas Seaport Museum, 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, www.galvestonhistory.org/plankowners
Movie Nite on The Strand [June 4]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. June’s showing is “Dr. No.”
June 4, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Cadillac Bar concerts [June 4, 11, 18, 25]
The free monthly concert series at Cadillac Bar at the Kemah Boardwalk continues with performances by Fidelity Maxx (June 4 and 18) and Hu Du Kingz (June 11 and 25).
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25, #7 Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.cadillacbar.com
Butler Longhorn Museum movie night [June 4]
Butler Longhorn Museum’s movie night is for children of all ages. The evening will begin with a sidewalk-coloring contest, and then a meal of hot dogs, corn on the cob and carrots around a campfire. Afterward, the movie “Home on the Range” will be played in the Rose Garden.
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 4, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
ArtWalk [June 4]
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. June 4, Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston, www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Bands on the Sand [June 4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25]
Enjoy this summer concert series on Friday and Saturday nights featuring local and regional bands. Each show concludes with a firework display over Offatts Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids. June’s lineup features Gary Michael Dahl (June 4), The Mockingbirds (June 10), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (June 11), Yelba (June 17), Mid Life Crisis (June 18), A Sure Thing (June 24) and The Line Up (June 25).
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 13, Palm Beach, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.moodygardens.com
Galveston Music Funshop [June 6-12]
Galveston children are invited to sing with the Houston Children’s Chorus during its annual Galveston Music Funshop. Island children will experience a week of learning pop songs, dance movements, solos and meeting other children from all across the Houston-Galveston area. After a week of rehearsals, the children will participate in a final concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House. The cost is $25 and includes lunch each day, a group photo and a performance T-shirt. The deadline to register is May 15.
Rehearsals, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6-10; final concert, 5 p.m. June 12; rehearsals held in Galveston at Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O, and The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., houstonchildren.org/performances/galveston-music-funshop
Firefighter Games [June 10-11]
Come see the area’s finest firefighters in action during the second annual Firefighter Games. The two-day event features live music, an antique fire truck show, horseshoe tournament, bucket brigade competition, fun run, parade, barbecue cook-off, waterball competition and pumper races.
June 10-11, Sixth Street, Texas City, www.uwgcm.org or 409.948.4211
Hotel Galvez 105th Anniversary [June 10]
The Hotel Galvez invites the public to celebrate its 105th anniversary with complimentary cake in the lobby from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and guided history tours of the hotel at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Galvez Bar & Grill will offer a discount on the Ghost Bride cocktail, created in honor of the hotel’s most well-known ghost.
June 10, Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.hotelgalvez.com
Hotel Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal [June 11]
Couples are invited to renew their vows at the Hotel Galvez to coincide with the hotel’s anniversary and to celebrate the most popular month for weddings. Couples renew their vows as part of a ceremony held on hotel grounds and officiated by a Galveston justice of the peace. Following the ceremony, couples are invited to a reception hosted by the hotel. Participating couples have the option to book a weekend getaway or simply participate in the courtesy ceremony.
10 a.m. June 11, Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.hotelgalvez.com
Juneteenth [June 11-19]
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Galveston Island and the Juneteenth Coalition remember this holiday with a series of celebrations held June 11-19. Festivities include the annual Gospel by the Sea, a scholarship gala, African-American Heritage Exhibits at the Old Central Cultural Center, book signings, the Juneteenth Picnic and more. The event will culminate June 19 with the Emancipation Proclamation reading and prayer breakfast at Ashton Villa to commemorate the historic event that occurred in Galveston two years after it was enacted in 1863.
June 11-19, various locations in Galveston, www.galveston.com
Music Nite on The Strand [June 11]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. This month, The Laggards will perform.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 11, Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
Galveston Cajun Crawfish Festival [June 17-19]
This inaugural event will celebrate the best of Texas and Louisiana-styled foods. In addition to vendors selling arts and crafts, food and other wares, festivalgoers can look forward to succulent crawfish, Texas barbecue, seafood, beer and more. Live entertainment will feature Zydeco and blues bands, while children can have fun in their own Kids Zone.
Noon to 11 p.m. June 17, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 18 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 19, Kermit Courville Stadium parking lot, 1207 27th St., Galveston, www.gccrawfishfestival.com
Taste of the Town & Auction [June 23]
Join the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce for an evening of great tastes and great deals. With many local restaurants and beverage distributors participating, this event provides a taste of something for everyone. After you eat your fill, you can shop till you drop during the live and silent auctions.
6 p.m. June 23, Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City, 409.935.1408 or www.texascitychamber.com
Up Close and Personal with ‘The Ebony Cowgirl’ Donna B. [June 24]
Donna B. is an award-winning native Texan who has been singing country music for 18 years and has performed at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 24, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
One-Man ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy [June 25]
Suitable for “Star Wars” fans from “ages 6 to Yoda,” this show was written and performed by comedian and actor Charles Ross. Much of Ross’s childhood was spent watching “Star Wars” videos over and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his One-Man “Star Wars” Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just 60 minutes.
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 25, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
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