Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Talley’s Folly’ [Through Oct. 1]
“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 through Oct. 1; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
‘Sex with Strangers’ [Through 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 through Oct. 7; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
‘The Crucifer of Blood’ [Through Oct. 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
Chamber Golf Classic [Oct. 4-5]
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber’s largest fundraiser features more than 500 golfers, 24 hospitality tents and more than 100 volunteers and enables the chamber to continue its many programs.
Oct. 4-5; Bayou Golf Course, 2800 Ted Dudley Drive, Texas City; www.tclmchamber.com
Boo on the Boardwalk [Oct. 6-31]
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.
Harvest Moon Cruise [Oct. 6]
The Friends of Moody Gardens will play host to the Harvest Moon Cruise aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat at Moody Gardens. The cruise will include a dinner buffet, music, dancing, cash bar, silent auction and Champagne. All funds raised from this event will be used to send outreach programs to seniors and preschools throughout the Galveston area.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 6; Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; 409.740.6842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Movie Nite on The Strand [Oct. 7]
Take a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. October’s showing is “The Addams Family.”
Oct. 7; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years [Oct. 7]
Composer Jimmy Webb pays tribute to his friend Glen Campbell, sharing highlights of the 100-plus recordings from the Webb/Campbell songbook. Enjoy Webb’s moving recollections — complete with photos, video and audio clips, and humorous stories — from the partnership that produced “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston” and more.
8 p.m. Oct. 7; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Oct. 8]
Conducted by Trond Saeverud, this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians will perform music by Collins, Dvorak and Mendelssohn.
4 p.m. Oct. 8; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
Out to Eat for Education [Oct. 11]
The Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation second annual Out to Eat for Education fundraiser coincides with the Ball High School homecoming parade. Funds will be raised by restaurants contributing a percentage of their food sales generated on Oct. 11 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. 11. A list of restaurants will be provided on the foundation’s website.
Oct. 11; various locations in Galveston; www.GalvestonEdFoundation.org
‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ [Oct. 13]
On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self — Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 13-29; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Bay Area/Galveston County Walk to End Alzheimer’s [Oct. 14]
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. 14; Stewart Beach Pavilion, 201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.alz.org/walk
Fall Plant sale [Oct. 14]
Join the Galveston County Master Gardeners for its annual Fall Plant Sale featuring fall vegetables, “Texas Tuff” perennials, bulbs, citrus and fruit trees and more. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer free advice and information.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14; Galveston County Fairgrounds, #10 Jack Brooks Park, state Highway 6, Hitchcock; 281.534.3413
Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut [Oct. 14]
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. 14; The Kitchen Chick, 528 23rd St., Galveston; www.thekitchenchick.com/chicken-shack-strut/
Barktoberfest [Oct. 14]
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. 14; Jarboe Bayou Park, 815 Birch Road, Clear Lake Shores; www.clscivicclub.com/Barktoberfest/
Wine Festival [Oct. 14]
Enjoy a property-wide spread of delicious wines to sample.
Greek Festival [Oct. 14-15]
The 34th 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 8 p.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 15; Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Ball St., Galveston; www.galvestongreekfestival.com
Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards [Oct. 14]
The Galveston Historical Foundation invites the public to a special tour of its newest location — the 1904 Galveston, Houston & Henderson (GH&H) Freight Depot — and awards reception of the 2017 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards. The event includes complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14; 1904 GH&H Depot, 3304 Market St., Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
Music Nite on The Strand [Oct. 14]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. This month, Harbors Over Highways will perform.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 14; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
ArtWalk [Oct. 14]
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. 14; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
The Beach Boys [Oct. 15]
The Beach Boys bring their “Good Vibrations” to The Grand stage.
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 15; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Bryan Museum Speaker Series [Oct. 17]
The Bryan Museum will continue its fall speaker series with a discussion on Pecos River-style rock art, the earliest dated art in North America. Carolyn Boyd, research director at the Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center, 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. Oct. 17; The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St., Galveston; 409.632.7685
Trunk or Treat [Oct. 20]
First Lutheran Church will play host to a Trunk or Treat event, offering children and youth a free, safe and fun environment for trick-or-treating. The event also will feature face painting, games, music, door prizes and a special outdoor showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Free hot dogs, popcorn and beverages will be served. Two contests will be held for best costume and best decorated vehicle.
6 p.m. Oct. 20; First Lutheran Church, between 24th and 25th streets and Winnie, Galveston; www.firstlutherangalveston.com/trunkortreat
‘Johnny Cash’ – Walkin’ the Line [Oct. 20]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for an evening of music and entertainment as Bennie Wheels performs as Johnny Cash.
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 20; Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City; 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Bayou Fest [Oct. 20-21]
This family-oriented festival features a variety of activities, entertainment, food and fun, including a barbecue cook-off, arts and crafts booths, children’s fishing tournament, a pumpkin patch and carving.
Oct. 20-21; Highland Bayou Park, 1801 Interstate 45, La Marque; www.tclmchamber.com
Jane Long Festival [Oct. 20-21]
The Jane Long Festival is all about the “Mother of Texas.” Visitors can browse arts and crafts booths and tour the military bunkers of Fort Travis. There are food trucks, live music, children’s activities, presentations and historical re-enactments, as well as character actors who roam the festival bringing the story of Jane Long to life.
D’Feet Breast Cancer Celebration of Life [Oct. 21]
Join D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. at the 2017 Celebration of Life featuring 5K and 10K certified runs, 5K walk and 1K run for the kids, plus an elaborate after-run party.
Oct. 21; Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.dfeetbreastcancer.com
Galveston Heritage Festival and Sacred Places Tour [Oct. 21]
Presented by the Galveston Historical Foundation, the 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.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21, Sacred Places Tour; 1859 St. Joseph’s Church, 2202 Ave. K, Galveston; noon to 6 p.m., Galveston Heritage Festival; Hendley Green, 2028 Strand, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
Galveston Island Market [Oct. 21]
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters and growers can showcase their creations.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
ARToberFEST [Oct. 21-22]
Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, ARToberFEST showcases the work of both established and new artists. During the two-day event, festival attendees can stroll through Galveston’s Historic Downtown while viewing works from a variety of disciplines, including drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and sculpture. The event also features live music, farmers market and art projects for children.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22; Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.artoberfest.com
Halloween Costume Contest [Oct. 21, 28]
Dress up the kids — 12 years and younger — in their spooky best for a chance at prizes.
Oct. 21 and 28; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Zombie Night Party [Oct. 21]
Dress, walk and dance like a zombie at the Kemah Boardwalk.
Oct. 21; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Holy Family Catholic School Fall Festival [Oct. 22]
Join the Holy Family Catholic School for its Fall Festival featuring pony rides, moonwalks, a petting zoo, games, booths, food, a cake walk, silent auction and more.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22; 2601 Ursuline, Galveston; 409.765.6607
Violinist Joshua Bell [Oct. 22]
With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor Joshua Bell is one of today’s most-celebrated violinists. Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards, as well as the Avery Fisher Prize.
3 p.m. Oct. 22; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Island Oktoberfest [Oct. 27-28]
This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two stages, authentic German food and libations, including three themed bier gartens, 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, expanded kids zone and games and more.
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 27 and 1 1 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 28; First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2415 Ave. G, Galveston; www.galvestonoktoberfest.com
‘Nosferatu’ [Oct. 27]
Organist Rob Landes accompanies 1922 silent, horror film classic “Nosferatu.”
8 p.m. Oct. 27; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘Sleuth’ [Oct. 27 to Nov. 19]
The ultimate game of cat and mouse, with skillful suspense and inventive tricks, is played out in a country house owned by a celebrated mystery writer.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 27 to Nov. 19; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Daily News Press Run [Oct. 28]
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. Oct. 28; The Galveston County Daily News, 8522 Teichman Road, Galveston; www.galvnews.com/pressrun
Mini Monster Bash [Oct. 28]
The seventh annual Mini Monster Bash in Saengerfest Park will feature games, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, costume contests and trick-or-treat stops at local businesses throughout downtown Galveston.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston; email@example.com or www.galveston.com
Witches’ Ball [Oct. 28]
Hosted by The Witchery, this Halloween masquerade party features costume contests, complimentary bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. This year’s event, with a theme of “A Midsummer Night’s Scream,” will benefit the Galveston Island Humane Society and Artist Boat.
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 28; Galveston Scottish Rite Cathedral, 2128 Church St., Galveston; www.witcheryonline.com
Day of the Dead Celebration [Oct. 29]
Enjoy an authentic Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Kemah Boardwalk with fire dancers, mariachi bands and more.
Oct. 29; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.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.