Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Seaside Senior Expo [Sept. 1]
This free community resource fair for seniors and family caregivers, presented by Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program, will feature senior care providers and services, door prizes, snacks and lunch for senior attendees and education sessions.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 1; Moody Methodist Church gym, 2803 53rd St., Galveston; 409.741.2538
BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival [Sept. 1-3]
Toast to the end of summer at the eighth annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival featuring 400 craft beers and taste-it-first selections. Events are planned each day over the weekend, including the Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting, BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, Bad Ass Beard Contest presented by Free Beer Friday, Brew-B-Que and more.
Sept. 1-3; Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.brewmastersbeerfest.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Sept. 2]
Take a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. September’s showing is “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Sept. 2; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Sept. 3]
Conducted by Trond Saeverud, this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians will perform a pops concert.
7 p.m. Sept. 3; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
‘Talley’s Folly’ [Sept. 7-24]
“Talley’s Folly” deals with one evening in the courtship of the young Sally Talley, the daughter of a wealthy family of bigoted Protestants, and her Jewish suitor, Matt Friedman. Bookish, erudite, totally honest and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally’s rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. Charming and indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defenses, telling his innermost secrets and, in return, learning hers as well. Gradually he tries to awaken Sally to the possibilities of a life together as two “lame ducks” who may find a wholeness rare in human relationships.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 7-24; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
‘Calendar Girls’ [Sept. 8-24]
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow women’s club members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 8-24; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Daily News Press Run [Sept. 9]
Run, walk or jog in the sixth annual Daily News Press run to support the Newspapers in Education program. Featuring certified Galveston Causeway courses, kids 1K, vendor booths, food, drinks, moonwalks, music and more.
7 a.m. Sept. 9; The Galveston County Daily News, 8522 Teichman Road, Galveston; www.galvnews.com/pressrun
Music Nite on The Strand [Sept. 9]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. This month, The Fab 5 will perform.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 9; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
‘Sex with Strangers’ [Sept. 15 to Oct. 7]
When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 15 to Oct. 7 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
Fiestas Patrias [Sept. 16]
Celebrate Fiestas Patrias with Comite de Negocios, a business task force of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. This free family event will feature ballet folklorico, mariachis, DJ, food, lemonade, piñatas, vendors and more.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston; www.galvestonchamber.com
Paws Gala [Sept. 16]
The 17th annual gala, benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society, will feature live and silent auctions, an open bar, seated dinner and dancing.
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 16; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.galvestonhumane.org
Ronnie Milsap Farewell Tour [Sept. 16-17]
Don’t miss your last chance to see legendary performer Ronnie Milsap when his farewell tour stops in Galveston for two shows at The Grand. Milsap has 40 No. 1 hits, six Grammy awards and a dozen CMA awards, including Entertainer of the Year and four turns at Male Vocalist of the Year.
8 p.m. Sept. 16 and 3 p.m. Sept. 17; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Bryan Museum Speaker Series [Sept. 21]
The Bryan Museum will kick off its fall speaker series with a discussion on mid-19th century Texas art, focusing on Texas Germans. Kenneth Hafertepe, chairman for the Department of Museum Studies at Baylor University, will be the featured speaker. Participants are asked to enter from the guest parking lot behind the museum.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21; The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St., Galveston; 409.632.7685
Craft Beer Festival [Sept. 23]
Sample fall, hand-crafted beers and enjoy music at the Kemah Boardwalk.
Chita & Tune: Two for the Road [Sept. 23]
Two of Broadway’s legendary performers, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, will appear together at The Grand. Rivera and Tune, who collectively have won 12 Tony Awards, will perform songs from their illustrious careers accompanied by a trio of Broadway musicians.
8 p.m. Sept. 23; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
United Way of Galveston Day of Caring [Sept. 28]
The Day of Caring will match hundreds of volunteers with projects at various nonprofit organizations across Galveston Island to complete 300 days’ worth of work in eight hours. The day will commence with a Kick-off Breakfast at Open Gates, 2419 Sealy, for volunteers and sponsors. Following the breakfast, teams of volunteers will get to work. Projects will include food distribution, painting, landscaping, cleaning and general repair. There also will be portable projects available for teams who are unable to go off-site but still want to make a difference. Volunteer teams must pre-register online by Sept. 5.
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28; Various locations, Galveston; www.uwgalv.org/day-of-caring/
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival [Sept. 29-30]
The eighth annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival returns to Saengerfest Park. Event festivities include a VIP Sponsor Party and Texas Size Shrimp Dinner, the Shrimp Scamper 5K Run on the beachfront, a shrimp gumbo cook-off, gumbo tasting, vendors, live music, Lil’ Shrimps Parade and a Strand Merchant Walk-About.
Sept. 29-30; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston; www.galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com
‘The Crucifer of Blood’ [Sept. 29-22]
This thrilling Sherlock Holmes comedy deals with the Agra Treasure stolen 30 years before by two English officers who are finally overtaken by the curse that has bedeviled them with foul horrors.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 29 to Oct. 22; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Galveston Heritage Festival and Sacred Places Tour [Sept. 30]
Presented by the Galveston Historical Foundation, the second annual Heritage Festival will feature food, a craft beer garden, entertainment from numerous cultural groups and associations, and lectures and hands-on workshops. The Sacred Places Tour will be presented in conjunction with the festival and will feature a wide range of religious traditions and building styles.
Sept. 30; 1880 Garten Verein, Kempner Park, 27th Street and Avenue O, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
GHF marks WWI anniversary [Sept. 30]
The Galveston Historical Foundation will recognize the 100th anniversary of World War I with a day of special events focusing on Galveston Island’s role in the famous telegram from German foreign secretary Arthur Zimmerman to Mexico in 1917 that shifted public opinion against Germany. Events include the Zimmerman Telegraph Historic Marker Dedication; a lecture by Thomas Boghardt, a senior historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C.; History on Tap featuring French 75s and a rum rationing station with live music by Matt Tolentino and the Singapore Slingers.
Sept. 30; Menard House, 1605 33rd St.; www.galvestonhistory.org
Galveston Art League Gala [Sept. 30]
Art teachers and students from Galveston and Texas City will be honored at the fourth annual Galveston Art League Gala. Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite artist or painting.
6 p.m. Sept. 30; San Luis Resort Grand Ballroom, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com.
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