Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ [Through Nov. 5]
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 through Nov. 5; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘Sleuth’ [Through 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 through Nov. 19; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Lone Star Rally [Nov. 2-5]
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. 2-5, downtown Galveston and Beach Central Park, 2102 Seawall Blvd., www.lonestarrally.com
‘Eurydice’ [Nov. 2-19]
On her wedding day, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling on a journey into a wonderland of an underworld. Awakening in a strange new world, she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but Eurydice has begun to discover that the cost of living can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 2-19; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
Model Train Festival and Touch-A-Truck Event [Nov. 4]
The annual Model Train Festival features layouts of various scales, exhibits, videos, vendors, trackless train rides and a moonwalk. Attend the festival then Touch-A-Truck on Sixth Street. Bring the kids to see more than 45 trucks, from monster trucks to dump trucks, cranes to military vehicles, police and fire and much more.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4; Texas City Museum and Showboat Pavilion, 409 Sixth St. N., Texas City; 409.229.1660 or www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Rotary Club of Galveston Chili Supper [Nov. 8]
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. 8, Ball High School Cafeteria, 4115 Ave. O, Galveston; 409.939.1224 or email@example.com
Magical Winter Lights [Nov. 10 to Jan. 2]
The 2017 festival will feature seven themed sections, including Magical Wonderland, Mystical Forest, Santa’s Christmas Village, Mystery of the East, Dinosaur Land, Landmarks of the World and the festival’s newest section: The Lone Star State. The Lonestar State section will feature a few of Texas’ staples, including a 36-foot tall cowboy lantern and a maze leading to eight Texas icons and buildings. The festival also will include a Holiday Market Square where guests will have a chance to explore the festival food court and shopping areas. Guests will have plenty of photo opportunities with appearances by the Ice Sisters and Santa Claus. There will be nightly acrobatic performances, authentic arts and crafts created by Chinese artisans, amusement rides and games, live entertainment and an expanded dinosaur exhibit complete with dinosaur rides.
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 10 to Jan. 2, closed Nov. 13 and 27 and Dec. 4 and 11; Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque; www.magicalwinterlights.com
Float the Boat [Nov. 10]
Celebrate nature, art and science at Float the Boat, a fundraising gala for Artist Boat. The event will feature live music, dinner, a bar, silent auction and art auction.
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Trolley Station, 2021 Strand, Galveston, www.artistboat.org/float-the-boat
‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ [Nov. 10]
Dixie Longate is America’s most famous Tupperware Lady. Rising through the ranks to become one of the top Tupperware sellers in the United States, Dixie decided to parlay her skills into a live stage show. This one-person comedy has become one of the most successful off-Broadway tours of the past decade.
8 p.m. Nov. 10; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Martin Luther lectures [Nov. 11]
In conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, First Lutheran Church in Galveston will play host to two special lectures presented by distinguished scholar Dr. Mark U. Edwards Jr., president emeritus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Edwards has written four books on Martin Luther and has appeared in PBS documentaries about Martin Luther. The first lecture is “Living Bound, Living Free” on Christian freedom in an Authoritarian Age, 1517. The second lecture is “Living Free, Living Meaningfully” on Christian freedom in an Age of Freedoms, 2017.
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nov. 11; First Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 2415 Winnie St., Galveston; 409.762.8477 or www.firstlutherangalveston.com
Salt Grass Potters Guild Holiday Sale [Nov. 11-12]
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. 11 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12, Clear Lake Park meeting room, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook, www.saltgrasspotters.com or 713.851.4012
Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday [Nov. 11 to Jan. 7]
A skilled team of master ice carvers has charted your course for your journey through the rainforests of the world to see monkeys, birds, butterflies and other creatures. Your hosts on this journey are the leaf cutter ants carrying Christmas lights and other decorations to a magical place.
10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 11 to Jan. 7, noon to 11 p.m. Nov. 23 and Dec. 25; Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Festival of Lights [Nov. 11 to Jan. 7]
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 11 p.m. Nov. 11 to Jan. 7; Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Willie Nelson & Family [Nov. 14]
Willie Nelson is “On the Road Again” for a special one-night performance at The Grand. With a six-decade career and 200-plus albums, this iconic Texan has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.
8 p.m. Nov. 14, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘Love and Money’ [Nov. 16 to Dec. 2]
Cornelia Cunningham is a wealthy widow who is determined to donate almost everything she owns before her life of grace and privilege ends. Her plans hit a snag when an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who may be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 2, excluding Thanksgiving Day, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
Seaside Treasure Festival [Nov. 17-18]
The 19th 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.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18; Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston; www.moody.org/stf
Catholic Daughters Arts & Crafts Show [Nov. 18]
More than 60 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. 18; Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; 409.766.0006
Galveston Island Market [Nov. 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. Nov. 18; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Friendswood Art in the Park [Nov. 18-19]
The eighth annual festival features a unique blend of fine arts and crafts, music, food and fun. Children of all ages are invited to create their own masterpieces under the oaks in the Kids Art Zone. All art activities are free thanks to generous community sponsors. Live music will be featured both days. Shoppers can choose from good, old-fashioned festival food or food truck options.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19; Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood; www.aitpfestival.com
Paws Gala [Nov. 18]
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. Nov. 18; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.galvestonhumane.org
STOMP [Nov. 18-19]
A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression. Both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists.
8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 3 p.m. Nov. 19, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Arbor Day Galveston Luncheon [Nov. 19]
Join the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy as it celebrates Arbor Day Galveston with lunch, libations and silent auction. Dr. Craig Brown will be awarded the Deep Roots Award during the luncheon.
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
BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival [Nov. 24-26]
Toast to 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.
Nov. 24-26; Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.brewmastersbeerfest.com
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular [Nov. 24-25]
Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic journey. A cast of 24 singers and dancers from London, New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles transform the stage into pure winter wonderland magic. With more than a thousand glittering costumes and spectacular sets and scenery, the show parades its way through the wonder of Christmas and the excitement of the holiday season.
8 p.m. Nov. 24 and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 25, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez [Nov. 24]
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. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.hotelgalvez.com
ArtWalk [Nov. 25]
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. 25; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Dickinson Festival of Lights [Nov. 25 to Dec. 23]
Holiday cheer spreads to Dickinson as 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. 25-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-23, weather permitting, Paul Hopkins Park, 1000 FM 517, Dickinson, www.dickinsonfestivaloflights.org
Bryan Museum Speaker Series [Nov. 30]
The Bryan Museum will conclude its fall speaker series with “Reaugh, Regionalists and Roundups: Where Are All the Cowboys in Early Texas Art.” Michael R. Grauer, associate director for curatorial affairs/curator of art and western heritage at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 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. Nov. 30; The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St., Galveston; 409.632.7685 or www.thebryanmuseum.org
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