Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Lost in Yonkers’ [Through Feb. 12]
Two brothers are sent to live with their formidable German grandmother, their childlike aunt and their gangster uncle in Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning semi-autobiographical play.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 12; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345, www.com.edu
‘Small Engine Repair’ [Through Feb. 4]
“Small Engine Repair” reunites three longtime buddies slouching through their 30s. This casual reunion ultimately betrays a darker purpose.
2:30 p.m. Jan. 29; 8 p.m. Feb. 2-4; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556, islandetc.org
Spring Juried Show [Feb. 2-26]
Check out the works on display during the Spring Juried Show featured at the Galveston Art League gallery.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Feb. 2-26, 2117 Postoffice St., Galveston, www.galvestonartleague.com
Mainland Mardi Gras Parade [Feb. 4]
Texas City will celebrate Mardi Gras with a parade featuring costumed revelers, school groups, bands and, of course, beads. The parade will start at Carlos Garza Park on Magnolia Avenue, turn on Palmer Highway and continue to Sixth Street.
Noon Feb. 4, Texas City, www.mardigrasmainland.com
Mardi Gras Mainland Gala [Feb. 4]
Put on your favorite cruise wear and join the Rotary Club of Texas City for its seventh annual Mardi Gras Mainland Gala. The event will feature a surf and turf dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions and music from The Line Up. Proceeds from the gala help provide funding for student scholarships and community projects and programs.
7 p.m. to midnight Feb. 4; Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; 409.771.0450, 409.682.3064, www.mardigrasmainland.com
An Evening with Sophia Loren [Feb. 4]
Synonymous with grace, beauty and artistry, Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren will captivate you with an intimate onstage conversation with former Entertainment Tonight host Bill Harris. Enjoy film clips, home movies and a question-and-answer session from the audience.
8 p.m. Feb. 4; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.thegrand.com
Las Vegas Night Fundraiser [Feb. 10]
Food, fun, games and prizes await at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo’s 27th annual fundraiser.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 10; Galveston County Fairgrounds, state Highway 6, Hitchcock; www.galvestoncountyfair.com
Menardi Gras [Feb. 10]
Celebrate Mardi Gras 2017 at the site of the island’s first celebration of the annual fest in 1856, the Michel B. Menard House. Join Galveston Historical Foundation for a night of food, fun, music and frivolity at Galveston’s oldest residence.
7 p.m. Feb. 10; Menard House, 1605 33rd St., Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ [Feb. 10 to March 5]
The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse presents a funny play about a family of 12 coming together with its efficiency expert father.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 10 to March 5; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3,
Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
The Time Jumpers [Feb. 11]
The current edition of The Time Jumpers includes 10 members, each a master of his instrument. They are Vince Gill (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars), “Ranger Doug” Green (vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar), Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Brad Albin (upright bass), Larry Franklin (fiddle), Andy Reiss (electric guitar), Kenny Sears (vocals, fiddle), Joe Spivey (fiddle, vocals) Jeff Taylor (accordion, piano) and Billy Thomas (drums, vocals).
8 p.m. Feb. 11; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.thegrand.com
‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’ [Feb. 12]
Set in a diner and garage in North Carolina, this Tony-nominated musical follows four gas station mechanics and two sisters who waitress at the nearby “Double Cupp Diner,” as they share their homey takes on life, love, Dolly Parton and catfish. Between changing tires and baking pies, the gang at this Highway 57 road stop performs a rousing, down-home mix of country western, rock ‘n’ roll, and blue grass in a charming tale of friendship, romance and life’s simple pleasures.
5 p.m. Feb. 12; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.thegrand.com
Robert Earl Keen [Feb. 16]
Country legend Robert Earl Keen returns to The Grand along with his guitar for an evening of toe-tapping music.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 16; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.thegrand.com
Mardi Gras! Galveston [Feb. 17-28]
Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 106th Mardi Gras celebration is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30-plus concerts, 20-plus parades, 20 balcony parties and several elegant balls.
Feb. 17-28, Downtown Galveston and seawall, www.mardigrasgalveston.com
Spring Plant Sale [Feb. 18]
Bring a wagon to the Galveston County Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale featuring herbs, vegetables, fruit trees and flowers. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer free advice and information.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18; Galveston County Fairgrounds, #10 Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock; aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/
Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade [Feb. 18]
The boats will parade down Clear Creek Channel by the Kemah Boardwalk and revelers will be showered with beads and doubloons in typical Mardi Gras fashion.
7 p.m. Feb. 18, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, yachtygras.com
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Feb. 19]
Trond Saeverud leads this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians in a Valentine’s Concert featuring violin favorites from Bloch, Chausson, Ravel and Mussorgsky.
4 p.m. Feb. 19; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.galvestonsymphony.org or www.thegrand.com
‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ [Feb 24 to March 12]
Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions with three very different women.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 24 to March 12; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
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