Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ [Through 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 of three very different women.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through March 12; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ [Through 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 through March 5; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Gulf Coast Herb Fair and Luncheon [March 1]
The Friends of Moody Gardens will host the fifth annual Gulf Coast Herb Fair and Luncheon featuring Alicia Cahill, owner of The Kitchen Chick in Galveston, as the speaker. Activities include vendors, a garden blessing accompanied by music and the story of the tussey mussey.
March 1; Visitors Pyramid, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; 409.740.6842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth George art exhibit [March 2-26]
The Galveston Art League gallery will feature the works of Elizabeth George, whose paintings represent a variety of subjects from portraiture to still life and landscapes.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from March 2-26, 2117 Postoffice St., Galveston, www.galvestonartleague.com
Great Outdoors Landscape and Garden Show [March 4-5]
Thinking about sprucing up your lawn or garden? Come to the Kemah Boardwalk and visit with local vendors, enjoy carefully designed exhibits, get some tips and learn new tricks of the trade.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Texas Music Fest [March 4]
Downtown Friendswood is the place for fun, food and live music at the second annual Texas Music Fest in celebration of Texas Independence Day. The event features food, vendors, exhibits and live entertainment from country artists Cory Morrow, Two Tons of Steel and The Junior Gordon Band.
2 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 4; Captain’s Corner Shopping Center, corner of FM 2351 and FM 518, Friendswood; www.friendsofdowntownfriendswood.org
Texas City Wrestlefest on Sixth Street [March 4]
This one-of-a-kind wrestling event in the middle of downtown Sixth Street will feature food trucks, music and dancing.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 4; The Showboat Pavilion, 416 Sixth St. N., Texas City; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com or www.realityofwrestling.com
ArtWalk [March 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. March 4; Galveston Arts Center and other galleries, 2127 Strand St., Galveston; www.galvestonartscenter.org
‘Barefoot in the Park’ [March 4]
Neil Simon’s relationship comedy, performed by the Montana Repertory Theatre, explores the art of marital negotiation. Its plot provides a crash course in love, relationships, marriage, family, the pangs of loss and the joy of reunion.
8 p.m. March 4; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.thegrand.com
Seaside Spring Soiree [March 9]
Set sail at the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation’s annual Seaside Spring Soiree featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, libations and more. One of Galveston’s favorite local bands, The Line Up, will set the tone for dancing and fun. The event celebrates the culmination of the “Let Your Light Shine” fundraising campaign benefiting the education foundation and the Grants to Teachers and Schools program in which financial assistance is provided to purchase learning materials and implement innovative programming in Galveston Independent School District classrooms.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 9; 1880 Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O, Galveston; www.galvestonedfoundation.org
Spring Juried Exhibit [March 9 to April 2]
Check out the works on display during the Spring Juried Exhibit at the Galveston Art League gallery on Sixth Street in Texas City.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from March 9 to April 2; 611 Sixth St. N., Texas City; www.galvestonartleague.com
Corvette/Chevy Expo [March 11-12]
Check out this premier event for Corvette and Chevy enthusiasts, featuring car shows, pedal car display, cars for sale, bikini contest and major vendors selling hard to find parts and accessories.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 12; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.corvettechevyexpo.com
The Rob Landes Trio: Music from the Movies [March 12]
These returning Grand favorites will take you on a musical journey through the movies. Time-honored oldies like “Over the Rainbow,” “Laura” and “As Time Goes By” will take the spotlight. You’ll also enjoy Academy Award-winning melodies and other nominated songs that failed to win the golden statue. Experience the drama and excitement that a musical score adds to a piece of film footage.
4 p.m. March 12; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.thegrand.com
‘I Hate Hamlet’ [March 17 to April 9]
Successful television actor Andrew Rally struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to Earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from March 17 to April 9; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
‘Next to Normal’ [March 17 to April 8]
“Next to Normal” is an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. It’s a heart-melting and sensitively crafted rock musical about a family with problems but also has a whole lot of love for one another.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from March 17 to April 8; 2:30 p.m. March 26; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
Galveston Island Market [March 18]
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. March 18; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
‘42nd Street’ [March 18]
The quintessential backstage story, “42nd Street” is a dazzling and entertaining homage to the world of musical theater and the power of the American Dream. Penned in the midst of the Great Depression, this all-singing, all-dancing show resonated with those longing for a golden age when smiling chorus girls could tap anyone’s troubles away.
2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 18; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.thegrand.com
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [March 19]
Trond Saeverud leads this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians in a Virtuoso Romantic Concert featuring works from Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak.
4 p.m. March 19; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.galvestonsymphony.org or www.thegrand.com
‘Moon Over Buffalo’ [March 23 to April 9]
In the madcap tradition of Hollywood’s screwball comedies, “Moon Over Buffalo” centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing “Private Lives” and “Cyrano de Bergerac” in repertory in Buffalo, N.Y., with only five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from March 23 to April 9; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
Scrap-Arts-Music [March 24]
Transcending language, culture and age, Scrap-Arts-Music offers a highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining taste of the musical vanguard. Musician/composer Gregory Kozak and architecture-trained Justine Murdy began their collaboration in 1998, creating 145-plus tune-able, large-scale, mobile sculptural instruments artfully fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials. They also developed an “action-choreography” style of movement reflective of Vancouver and the energy of percussion. Today, the Scrap-Arts-Music ensemble creates unforgettable performances that are as visually striking as they are sonically riveting.
8 p.m. March 24; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; www.thegrand.com
Crawfish & Zydeco Festival [March 24 to April 9]
Enjoy fresh-boiled crawfish and Zydeco music at the Kemah Boardwalk.
March 24-26, 31, April 1-2, 7-9; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
TCISD Youthfest & Duck Derby [March 25]
Watch as 5,000 rubber ducks are launched and swim to the finish line during the 10th annual Texas City Independent School District Youthfest & Duck Derby. This event features food, music and entertainment for the whole family. Participants can win prizes by adopting rubber ducks online at www.duckrace.com/texascity. All proceeds benefit students through the TCISD Foundation for the Future Projects In Education grant program.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25; Texas City Sting Creek, 1700 Ninth Ave. N., Texas City; 409.916.0108 or email@example.com
An Evening with ‘The King’ [March 31]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for an evening with Vince King performing as Elvis.
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 31, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.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.