Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Vicki Wood art exhibit [Sept. 29 to Oct. 30]
The Galveston Art League gallery will feature Vicki Wood, an East Texas artist who specializes in colored pencil. The exhibit of Wood’s work runs concurrently with the art league’s October membership show.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Sept. 29 to Oct. 30, 2117 Postoffice St., Galveston, www.galvestonartleague.com
Juried Show [Sept. 29 to Oct. 30]
The Galveston Art League Texas City gallery will feature its first juried show.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Sept. 29 to Oct. 30, 611 Sixth St. N., Texas City, 281.678.6978
‘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
‘Island Weather’ event [Oct. 1]
The Friends of Moody Gardens will host the special event “Island Weather – We Get It All” featuring Frank Billingsley, KPRC 2 chief meteorologist, followed by a buffet luncheon.
10 a.m. Oct. 1, Moody Gardens Visitors Center, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 409.740.6842
Texas Gathering and 22nd annual Oak Tree Festival [Oct. 1-2]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for a weekend featuring a chili cook-off, pie-baking contest, Civil War re-enactment, gun show, car and bike show, kids zone, art exhibit and live music.
Oct. 1-2, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Music Nite on The Strand [Oct. 1 and 8]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. This month, The Michael Hix Band (Oct. 1) and Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers (Oct. 8) will perform.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 8, Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston, www.galveston.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Oct. 1]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. October’s showing is “The Labyrinth.”
Oct. 1, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
PAWS Gala [Oct. 1]
The 16th annual gala, benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society, will feature live and silent auctions, an open bar, seated dinner and dancing. The evening will begin by featuring 12 Elite Pet Owners and their furry friends in theme-decorated vignettes created by six local designers. One of those pets will be crowned Pet of the Year.
6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.galvestonhumane.org
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Oct. 2 and 30]
Conducted by Trond Saeverud, this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians will perform two concerts in October. Enjoy music by Haydn, Debussy, Mozart and Bizet on Oct. 2 and music by Adrienne Elisha, Grieg and Shostakovich on Oct. 30.
4 p.m. Oct. 2 and 30, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, www.galvestonsymphony.org
National Juried Show [Oct. 6-8]
The National Society of Artists will host its 32nd Juried Show featuring original works in various mediums.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6-7 and 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Oct. 8, Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave., Galveston, www.nsartists.org
NAMIFest 2016 [Oct. 7]
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Gulf Coast will host NAMIFest 2016, its annual Mental Health Awareness Week conference, featuring topics for individuals and families affected by mental illness. The conference luncheon will feature keynote speaker Lyda Ann Thomas, former mayor of Galveston. The dinner gala provides an opportunity to meet others in the area affected by mental illness while raising funds and awareness for those who NAMI Gulf Coast serves. The gala will feature world-renowned photographer Jon Crispin and his work on the abandoned Willard Psychiatric Center and some of the belongings residents of the facility left behind.
Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. conference, 7 p.m. dinner gala, Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.namigulfcoast.org/namifest
Boo on the Boardwalk [Oct. 7-31]
Face your fears in the terrifying Dungeon of Doom Haunted House or the kids can enjoy the Little Boo Haunted Fun House. Plus, enjoy pumpkin decorating, trick or treating and much more.
Oct. 7-31, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.dungeonofdoomkemah.com
Bay Area/Galveston County Walk to End Alzheimer’s [Oct. 8]
Sign up for a 5K and dog-friendly walk on the beach to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care.
8 a.m. Oct. 8, Stewart Beach Pavilion, 201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 713.314.1313 or www.alz.org/walk
Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut [Oct. 8]
The Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut is a one-day self-guided tour of coastal chicken coops, hen houses, mobile tractors and crazy shacks. The tour showcases island chickens and their keepers, and demonstrates how more and more city folks are incorporating chickens into their yards and lifestyles.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8, The Kitchen Chick, 528 23rd St., Galveston, www.thekitchenchick.com/chicken-shack-strut/
Galveston Island Market [Oct. 8]
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. 8, Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston, www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Oktoberfest by the Bay [Oct. 8]
Memorial Lutheran Church will host the 16th annual Oktoberfest by the Bay featuring authentic German food, performances by Auf Geht’s Musik, a silent auction, children’s activities, arts and crafts booths, cake spins and raffles.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8, Memorial Lutheran Church, 2021 29th St. N., Texas City, www.mlctc.org or 409.945.4052
ArtWalk [Oct. 8]
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. 8, Galveston Arts Center and other galleries, 2501 Market St., Galveston, www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Out to Eat for Education [Oct. 12]
The Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation is launching a new fundraiser, Out to Eat for Education, which will coincide with the Ball High School homecoming parade. Funds will be raised by restaurants contributing a percentage of their food sales generated on Oct. 12 and will support the foundation and its Grants to Teachers and Schools program, which provides resources directly to educators to implement innovative learning strategies in Galveston school district classrooms. The community can support the event by dining out at a participating restaurant on Oct. 12. A list of restaurants will be provided on the foundation’s website.
Oct. 12, various locations in Galveston, www.GalvestonEdFoundation.org
Jane Long Festival [Oct. 14-15]
The seventh annual Jane Long Festival — reflecting the success of this celebration of “the mother of Texas” — is expanding to a two-day event with more Fort Travis installations now open for tours to complement re-enactments by the Texas Army and Sons of the Republic and other groups.
Oct. 14-15, Fort Travis Seashore Park, 900 state Highway 87, Port Bolivar, www.bolivarfoundation.com
Sea-Bean Symposium and Beachcombers’ Festival [Oct. 14-15]
Join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for all things sea beans and beachcombing. This event, a first for Galveston, will feature displays, speakers, a swap table and activities. Chat with beachcombers, oceanographers, scientists and nature writers who will discuss and answer questions about ocean treasures, world currents and more.
Oct. 14-15, NOAA, 4700 Ave. U, Building 216, Galveston, www.seabean.com
Bayou Fest [Oct. 14-15]
If you are you looking for some great family entertainment and fall fun, then Bayou Fest is the place to be. This family-oriented festival will feature a variety of activities, entertainment, food and fun.
Oct. 14-15, Highland Bayou Park, 1801 Interstate 45, La Marque, www.texascitychamber.com
Space City Cruisers Car/Bike Show [Oct. 15]
Join the Space City Cruisers for its fall show featuring a fun run, food and drinks, raffles, arts and crafts, youth games and, of course, cars — all classes, including imports and motorcycles. Proceeds benefit the League City Evening Lions Charities.
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3 N., League City, www.spacecitycruisers.com
Fall Plant Sale [Oct. 15]
Fall vegetables, Texas tough perennials, bulbs, citrus and fruit trees will be available during the Galveston County Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale. Master Gardener John Jons will present an educational seminar before the sale. Check the website for details and updates.
8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. presale presentation; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. plant sale; Jack Brooks Park, rodeo arena, state Highway 6 and Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock, http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston
Barktoberfest [Oct. 15]
Save the date for a pet-friendly day at the park presented by the Clear Lake Shores Civic Club. Benefiting Bay Area Pet Adoptions, this event will feature a silent auction, dog shows, kids activities, pet competitions, local vendors, pet products, Oktoberfest food, drink and music.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, Jarboe Bayou Park, 815 Birch Road, Clear Lake Shores, clscivicclub.com/Barktoberfest/
Wine Festival [Oct. 15]
Enjoy a property-wide spread of delicious wines to sample.
Oct. 15, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
Galveston College Anniversary Gala [Oct. 15]
Galveston College will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala featuring food, drinks, a silent auction and a performance by The Music Box Theatre-Houston.
6:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 15, Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.gc.edu
Chubby Checker and the Wild Cats [Oct. 15]
The man who taught the world to do “The Twist” returns to The Grand with an evening full of rock ‘n’ roll memories and a great backup band.
8 p.m. Oct. 15, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Scholarship Dance [Oct. 15]
The Galveston County Ranchers will have its annual scholarship dance featuring a performance by Texas After Dark. Tickets are $20 per couple or $10 per person. BYOB.
8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 15, Picket Hall, Jack Brooks Park, state Highway 6, Hitchcock, 409.502.2102 or 409.771.4978
ARToberFEST [Oct. 15-16]
Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, ARToberFEST is a juried Fine Arts Festival showcasing work from more than 125 artists from throughout the United States. This year, artwork will be presented in 13 media styles, including clay, glass, jewelry, painting, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, photography, digital media, textiles, wood and metal.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16, Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets, Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Greek Festival [Oct. 15-16]
The 33rd annual Greek Festival promises to be a culinary delight with some of the best chefs in the area preparing the fare. Presented by Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, the event features authentic food, wines, dancing, entertainment, gifts and tours of the church.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 16, Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 714 19th St., Galveston, www.galvestongreekfestival.com
Fall Festival [Oct. 16]
Join Holy Family Catholic School at its annual Fall Festival featuring food, fun and games for the whole family.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16, Holy Family Catholic School, 2601 Ursuline, Galveston, 409.765.6607
The Dean & Frank & More Show [Oct. 21]
Vince King performs as both Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Galveston Island Oktoberfest [Oct. 21-22]
This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two stages, authentic German food and libations, including three themed biergartens, featuring a variety of both German and domestic brews, and a variety of German-style wines from Haak Vineyards in Santa Fe; holiday shopping for fine arts, crafts and gifts in The Lyceum; a cake wheel, auction, new car raffle, children’s activities and games and more.
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 21 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 22, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2415 Winnie St., Galveston, www.galvestonoktoberfest.com
‘Veronica’s Room’ [Oct. 21 to Nov. 6]
This chilling psychological thriller by the author of “Rosemary’s Baby” explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the sister who believes Veronica is alive.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 21 to Nov. 6, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
D’Feet Breast Cancer Celebration of Life [Oct. 22]
Join D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. at the 2016 “Celebration of Life” featuring 5K and 10K certified runs, 5K walk and 1K run for the kids, plus an elaborate after-run party.
Oct. 22, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, dfeetbreastcancer.com
Autumnfest Fundraiser [Oct. 22]
Join the Sunshine Center Inc. for its Autumnfest Fundraiser featuring dinner, auctions, raffles and dancing.
6 p.m. Oct. 22, Elks Lodge, 1518 23rd St., Galveston, 409.763.5029, www.sunshinecenterinc.org
America tours [Oct. 27-30]
Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum will play host to the legendary schooner America, ambassador for the America’s Cup Tour. During the ship’s four-day visit to the island, the historical foundation has planned tours, afternoon sail-aways, a lecture from the ship’s captain and a special happy hour, complete with sunset cannon fire.
Oct. 27-30, Texas Seaport Museum, 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, www.galvestonhistory.org
‘Ghosts of Butlers Past’ [Oct. 27-29]
Bring your kids to “Ghosts of Butlers Past,” a Butler Longhorn Museum haunted house.
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 27-29, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
‘Wait Until Dark’ [Oct. 28-20]
A doll filled with heroin ends up in the apartment of a blind woman who is terrorized by criminals looking for it until she figures out how to fight back.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 28 to Nov. 20, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ [Oct. 29]
Organist Rob Landes accompanies this Universal Studios movie extravaganza, a feature film that cemented the studio’s position through the 1940s as “The House of Horror.”
8 p.m. Oct. 29, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
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