Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Veronica’s Room’ [Through 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 through Nov. 6, Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘Wait Until Dark’ [Through Nov. 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 through Nov. 20, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen [Nov. 1-2]
Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, two longtime college friends, are back on the road again swapping songs like they used to do on Keen’s front porch in College Station. Both artists have been inducted into the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame, and continue to tour as both the duo and separately with their bands. These legendary Texas singer-songwriters each will perform their most well-known songs and share stories of their friendship and the music that you love.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘COM Wasn’t Built in a Day’ [Nov. 3-20]
This original comedy written in honor of College of the Mainland’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is very loosely based on people and events during the college’s first semester in the fall of 1967 at the old Booker T. Washington High School.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 3-20, College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, 409.933.8345, www.com.edu
Fontaine Jacobs art exhibit [Nov. 3-27]
The Galveston Art League gallery will feature Fontaine Jacobs,
a primarily self-taught artist who works in several mediums and specializes in portraits, landscapes and still life.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Nov. 3-27, 2117 Postoffice St., Galveston, www.galvestonartleague.com
Lone Star Rally [Nov. 3-6]
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. 3-6, downtown Galveston and Beach Central Park, 2102 Seawall Blvd., www.lonestarrally.com
Faith Lutheran Women of Faith Arts and Crafts Sale [Nov. 5]
Faith Lutheran Women of Faith’s annual Arts and Crafts Sale will feature beautiful quilts and handcrafted items. Proceeds benefit various local charities.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5, Faith Lutheran Church, 800 FM 517 E., Dickinson
Salt Grass Potters Guild Holiday Sale [Nov. 5]
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 sculpture.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, Clear Lake Park meeting room, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook, www.saltgrass
potters.com or 713.851.4012
Rotary Club of Galveston Chili Supper [Nov. 9]
For 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. 9, Ball High School Cafeteria, 4115 Ave. O, Galveston, 409.692.3838, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.galvestonrotary.com
Catholic Daughters Arts & Crafts Show [Nov. 12]
More than 75 vendors will participate in the annual Catholic Daughters Arts & Crafts Show. Lunch from the Knights of Columbus will be available for purchase.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12, Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, Texas City, email@example.com or 409.945.3212
Float the Boat [Nov. 12]
Celebrate nature, art and science at Float the Boat, a fundraising gala for Artist Boat. The events will feature an ocean-themed masquerade costume contest, live music, dinner, silent and live auctions, a drawing for a kayak and more.
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 12, Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway, Galveston, www.artistboat.org/float-the-boat
Holiday Ball [Nov. 12]
Join League City Proud as it celebrates the holiday season with an evening of dinner and dancing. There also will be a silent auction benefiting the League City Animal Shelter.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 12, South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, www.leaguecityproud.com
Ice Land: Ice Sculptures, Caribbean Christmas [Nov. 12 to Jan. 8]
Guests will embark on an underwater journey from the shores of Galveston Island through the Gulf of Mexico. They’ll dive for sunken treasure and see Christmas surprises along the way. An ice slide takes the form of a towering oil rig and an opportunity to venture through the Flower Garden Banks for encounters with spectacular schools of colorful tropical fish, eagle rays, turtles, dolphins, hammerhead sharks and more.
Nov. 12 to Jan. 8, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Festival of Lights [Nov. 12 to Jan. 8]
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.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 12 to Jan. 8, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Arbor Day Galveston Luncheon [Nov. 13]
In celebration of the completion of the tree replanting on Galveston’s historic Broadway esplanade, the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy will host a special Arbor Day Galveston luncheon and silent auction. The event will include lunch, libations, live entertainment and a silent auction, along with the presentation of the Deep Roots Award to Robert Lynch, representing the Harris & Eliza Kempner Fund, and to five organizations/individuals who assisted with the Broadway Project.
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, conservatory at The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St., www.galvestonislandtreeconservancy.com or 409.599.6357
‘Elf – The Musical’ [Nov. 13]
Based on the 2003 motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, “Elf” features Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the fact that he is actually not an elf, but a human. With Santa’s permission, the little boy embarks on a journey to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 13, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘Winter Wonderettes’ [Nov. 18-Dec. 10]
This seasonal celebration finds those Marvelous Wonderettes entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the day.
8 p.m. Nov. 18-19, 25-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston, 409.762.3556, islandetc.org
Galveston Island Market [Nov. 19]
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. 19, Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston, www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Seaside Treasure Festival [Nov. 18-19]
The eighteenth annual Seaside Treasure Festival will feature more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, lunch from the Seaside Café, silent auction, a homemade baked goods booth benefiting Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program and more.
Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19, Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, www.moody.org
‘Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical’ [Nov. 19]
The world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, will help Santa save Christmas in a colorful stage production featuring projections, nostalgic set designs, classic holiday songs and lovable puppets.
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 19, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez [Nov. 25]
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. 25, Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.hotelgalvez.com
Home for the Holidays Gift Market [Nov. 25-26]
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.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Porch Rocking with Santa [Nov. 26]
Join The Bryan Museum for Porch Rocking with Santa benefiting the Galveston Police Department Blue Santa program. Guests will be greeted with hot cocoa and cookies, and will have the chance to take a photo with Santa Claus. The museum is asking for toy donations, or $5, in exchange for the photo. Toy and dollar donations will be given to the Galveston Police Department for its Blue Santa program, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26; The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St., Galveston; 409.632.7685 or www.thebryanmuseum.org
ArtWalk [Nov. 26]
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. Nov. 26, Galveston Arts Center and other galleries, 2127 Strand St., Galveston, www.galvestonartscenter.org
Dickinson Festival of Lights [Nov. 26 to Dec. 30]
Holiday cheer spreads to Dickinson as almost 2 million lights illuminate Paul Hopkins Park for the annual Festival of Lights. The free walk-through event features massive light displays and an appearance from Santa. Concessions are available for purchase.
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26 to Dec. 30, weather permitting, Paul Hopkins Park, 1000 FM 517, Dickinson, www.dickinsonfestivaloflights.org
The Priests [Nov. 27]
Hailed as a musical match “made in Heaven,” the internationally acclaimed musical trio The Priests returns to The Grand.
7 p.m. Nov. 27, 2016 at 7 p.m., The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
In case of cancellations or changes to events, check with venues for updates. To submit an event, send pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org.