Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Seaside Senior Expo [Sept. 2]
This free community resource fair for seniors and family caregivers, presented by Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program, will feature more than 50 senior care providers and services, door prizes, snacks and lunch for senior attendees, music by Mickey Hobbs and education sessions.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 2, Moody Methodist Church gym, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, 409.741.2538
BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival [Sept. 2-4]
For beer enthusiasts from expert to 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. The Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting event and Brew-B-Que join this year’s lineup.
Sept. 2-3, Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.brewmastersbeerfest.com
Cookbook author at The Kitchen Chick [Sept. 3]
Author Susan L. Ebert will be at The Kitchen Chick in downtown Galveston for an Island Jammin’ Jam Making Demonstration and to sign copies of her book, “The Field to Table Cookbook,” which features recipes and personal stories on gardening, foraging, fishing and hunting in Texas. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the shop.
Sept. 3 (11 a.m. demonstration; 1 p.m. book signing), The Kitchen Chick, 528 23rd St., Galveston, www.thekitchenchick.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Sept. 3]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. September’s showing is “The Hunger Games.”
Sept. 3, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Cadillac Bar concerts [Sept. 3-4]
The free monthly concert series at Cadillac Bar at the Kemah Boardwalk continues with performances by Hu Du Kingz (Sept. 3) and Crossroads (Sept. 4).
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 3-4, No. 7 Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.cadillacbar.com
‘Crimes of the Heart’ [Sept. 8-25]
In this Southern Gothic comedy, three young sisters reunite in their Mississippi hometown to await news of their hospitalized grandfather. With emotional troubles in the past and immediate troubles with the law, each of the quirky, dysfunctional sisters is forced to face the consequences of her crimes of the heart.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 8-25, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu/ community-theatre
‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’ [Sept. 9 to Oct. 1]
“Dog Sees God” is a contemporary re-imagining of those all-too familiar Peanuts characters as high school students full of teen angst and questions about their place in the world. Drug use, eating disorders, bullying, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that is both haunting and hopeful.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 9 through Oct. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston, 409.762.3556 or www.islandetc.org
Blues, Brews and BBQ [Sept. 9-11]
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. 9-11, Event Plaza, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
Daily News Press Run [Sept. 10]
Run, walk or jog in the fifth annual Daily News Press run to support the Newspapers in Education program. The event features certified Galveston Causeway courses, a kids 1K, vendor booths, food, drinks, moonwalks, music and more.
7 a.m. Sept. 10, The Galveston County Daily News, 8522 Teichman Road, Galveston, www.galvnews.com
The Texas Tenors [Sept. 10]
This trio’s unique musical blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop is delivered with a delightful combination of humor, cowboy charm and vocal fireworks.
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 10, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Music Nite on The Strand [Sept. 10]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. This month, Fab 5 will perform.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 10, Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
College of the Mainland Gala [Sept. 15]
The College of the Mainland will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration at its 2016 gala, which raises money for scholarships and student needs. Distinguished alumni will be honored this year.
Sept. 15, Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City, www.com.edu
It’s Your Time Women’s Conference [Sept. 16]
Elizabeth Smart will be the keynote speaker for this year’s conference hosted by the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the day, women can choose custom workshops from different speakers focusing on health and wellness, entrepreneurship, spirituality and education. Twenty-five specialty vendors will be showcasing and selling a variety of items and services.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, www.itsyourtimewomensconference.com
History on Tap [Sept. 17]
Galveston’s oldest residence, the 1838 Menard House, plays host to a late afternoon of great music and spirits featuring samplings of Tremont Whiskey Punch, an actual historic cocktail made from the original recipe, and a live band on the back gazebo.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17, Menard House, 1605 33rd St., Galveston, www.galvestonhistory.org
An Evening with Mark Russell, Politically Incorrect [Sept. 17]
Playing off the day’s headlines, Mark Russell performs “up-to-the-minute” stand-up comedy while accompanying himself on the piano.
8 p.m. Sept. 17, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Comedian Ron White at The Grand [Sept. 22]
Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, makes his long awaited visit to Galveston, with his new stand-up show.
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 22, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival [Sept. 23]
The seventh annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival will feature a shrimp gumbo cook-off, gumbo tasting, free outdoors show, 5K run, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, live music, vendors, kids area and a Strand Merchant Walk-About.
Sept. 23-25, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston, www.galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com
Up Close and Personal with Drew Kennedy [Sept. 23]
Singer-songwriter Drew Kennedy’s distinct but regionally muddled drawl, formed by a youth in the Northeast, college in the South and adulthood in the Southwest, yokes beautifully crafted, often heartbreaking songs with funny stories in a seamless give-and-take.
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 23, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Galveston Fall Home & Garden Show [Sept. 24-25]
Featuring floral displays, prominent speakers and a host of home improvement professionals, the best little home show in the state will feature fall planting tips and home projects that can be ready for the holidays. Check out cutting-edge products for gardening, home décor and repairs, contractors, green builders, landscaping companies, plants, artwork and indoor and outdoor home furnishings. Exhibitor products range from floors to windows, interiors and exteriors.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25, Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.galveston
Craft Beer Festival [Sept. 24]
Sample fall, handcrafted beers and enjoy some Texas flair with armadillo races, quick draw cowboys and country music.
Sept. 24, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahbeerfest.com
Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen [Sept. 24]
Tony winner Ben Vereen is best known for his roles in “Pippin,” “Fosse,” “Hair,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “Wicked.” This theatrical legend will perform songs he made famous on and off Broadway.
8 p.m. Sept. 24, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Movie in the Rose Garden [Sept. 30]
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to the Butler Longhorn Museum for a showing of the 1982 movie “E.T.” There will be beverages, popcorn, barbecue by Ring of Fire Cookers and other snacks available for purchase.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
‘Noises Off’ [Sept. 30 to Oct. 23]
“Noises Off” is a satire of life in the theater, presenting a hilarious play-within-a-play by an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
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