Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Lucky Stiff’ [Through Feb. 11]
This offbeat, hilarious musical murder mystery revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6 million. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn or his uncle’s gun-toting, mob-connected ex-girlfriend.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 11; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
‘Hotbed Hotel’ [Feb. 2-25]
A sophisticated comedy set in the Turtle Beach Hotel in the Florida Keys.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Feb 2-25; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Clear Creek Harbour House Concerts [Feb. 3]
Meet your neighbors and experience a “house concert” featuring a performance by Beth Wood. Clear Creek Harbour House Concerts is a neighborhood concert series for music lovers and live music supporters in League City and the surrounding area. Each concert features a potluck/social hour followed by a live music performance. Address and food details are shared with committed attendees before each show.
6 p.m. social hour and 7 p.m. performance Feb. 3; www.clearcreekharbourhouseconcerts.org
Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade [Feb. 3]
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. 3; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; yachtygras.com
The International Space Station: Knowing Your Outpost off the Earth [Feb. 7]
Presented by Christopher Hummel, communications specialist for NASA, this presentation includes a preliminary Space Station 101, followed by a discussion of the space laboratory, collaboration, commercialization and exploration.
7 p.m. Feb. 7; Friendswood Library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood; 281.482.7135 or www.friendswood.lib.tx.us
San Luis Salute [Feb. 9]
The 22nd annual San Luis Salute, themed Hollywood Dinner Club, will be one of the region’s largest galas. The black-tie affair will feature a royal procession of the Knights of Momus court and distinguished guests. The lavish evening also will include a performance by The Big Beyond, nonstop Vegas-style entertainment, surprise acts, a delectable seated dinner catered by The San Luis Resort, over-the-top décor and festive revelry.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 9; Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort, 5600 Seawall Blvd.; 409-744-1500 or email@example.com
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Feb. 11]
Conducted by Trond Saeverud, this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians will perform its Valentine’s Concert featuring music from Aagaard-Nilsen, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky.
4 p.m. Feb. 11; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
An Evening with ‘The King’ [Feb. 16]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for an evening with Vince King performing as Elvis.
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 16, Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City, 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Las Vegas Night Fundraiser [Feb. 16]
Food, fun, games and prizes await at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo’s 28th annual fundraiser.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 16; Galveston County Fairgrounds, state Highway 6, Hitchcock; www.galvestoncountyfair.com
Spring Plant Sale [Feb. 17]
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. 17; Galveston County Fairgrounds, #10 Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock; aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/
Parsons Dance [Feb. 17]
This American modern dance company begins its spring touring season at The Grand. New choreographers take center stage as the company presents a range of works showcasing innovative and athletic movement.
8 p.m. Feb. 17; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Travel Smarter: How to get the Most for Your Time and Money [Feb. 21]
So you want to take a trip overseas but don’t know where to start? Gary Kay, a retired college professor, will share his tips for getting the most out of your travel time and dollars. Kay has traveled overseas numerous times for the past 25 years. And for all of those trips, he personally researched and designed them for his family and friends to get the most value for each traveler.
7 p.m. Feb. 21; Friendswood Library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood; 281.482.7135 or www.friendswood.lib.tx.us
Poets in the Loop [Feb. 22]
A reading of poetry from this acclaimed Houston-based poetry group featuring John Milkereit, Mary Wemple, Chuck Wemple, Winston Derden, Dom Zuccone, Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, Elina Z. Petrova, Varsha Saraiya-Shah and Kelly Ann Ellis.
7 p.m. Feb. 22; Friendswood Library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood; 281.482.7135 or www.friendswood.lib.tx.us
‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’ [Feb. 23 to March 11]
Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break in the early ’50s as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s fabled television series “Your Show of Shows,” and this comedy takes a fictionalized look at the backstage chaos that went into producing one of the landmarks of television’s golden age.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 23 to March 11; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan [Feb. 24]
Yamato travels all around the world with Japan’s traditional wadaiko drums, putting its very soul into the unusual instruments. The troupe’s new live stage show, “Chousensha” or The Challengers, combines great originality and innovation into a theatrical experience delivered with balletic grace and infectious humor.
8 p.m. Feb. 24; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
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