Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
St. Vincent Clinic Benefit Concert [March 1]
This annual silent auction and talent show benefits the St. Vincent Clinic, a cooperative effort between the University of Texas Medical Branch and St. Vincent’s House, committed to providing quality health care to the underserved population of Galveston.
7 p.m. March 1; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.stvsc.org
Jerry Jeff Walker [March 2]
One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors returns to The Grand for a memorable evening filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies and down-home fun.
8 p.m. March 2; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Outdoor Living & Home Show [March 3-4]
Learn tips of the trade and visit with local home and garden vendors.
March 3-4; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Texas Music Fest [March 3]
Downtown Friendswood is the place for fun, food and live music at the third annual Texas Music Fest in celebration of Texas Independence Day. The event features food, vendors, exhibits and live entertainment from country artists Roger Creager, Zane Williams, Bri Bagwell, Two Tons of Steel and Saints Eleven.
Noon to 9 p.m. March 3; Captain’s Corner Shopping Center, corner of FM 2351 and FM 518, Friendswood; www.friendsofdowntownfriendswood.org
ArtWalk [March 3]
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 3; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Movie Nite on The Strand [March 3]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month.
March 3; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Julian Bliss Septet: ‘A Tribute to Benny Goodman’ [March 3]
Julian Bliss — one of the world’s finest clarinetists — leads his septet through some of the great tunes of Benny Goodman, known as the “King of Swing.”
8 p.m. March 3; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
STEP Showcase [March 4]
The Society of Talent & Entertainment Professionals will showcase the hottest entertainment on the main stage.
March 4; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Gulf Coast Herb Fair and Luncheon [March 7]
The Friends of Moody Gardens will host the sixth annual Gulf Coast Herb Fair and Luncheon celebrating hops, the herb of the year. Mark Dell’Osso, of Galveston Island Brewing Co., and home brewer Greg Whittaker will be the featured speakers. Activities include cooking demonstrations, lectures, vendors and a garden blessing.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7; The Garden Restaurant at the Moody Gardens Visitor Center, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.facebook.com/TheFriendsofMoodyGardens/
Seaside Spring Soiree [March 8]
Set sail at the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation’s annual Seaside Spring Soiree featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, libations, a silent auction and live entertainment from The Line Up. The event will raise funds to support the foundation and the Grants to Teachers and Schools program from which financial assistance is provided to purchase learning materials and implement innovative programming in Galveston Independent School District.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 8; 1880 Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O, Galveston; www.galvestonedfoundation.org
‘The Foreigner’ [March 9 to April 1]
This comedy shows what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from March 9 to April 1; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
‘Hair’ [March 9 to April 7]
“Hair” tells the story of a group of Vietnam-era Americans exuberantly creating their own rite of passage through the confusion and turmoil happening in the world around them.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from March 9 to April 7; 2:30 p.m. March 18 and 25; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
Corvette Chevy Expo [March 10-11]
The Corvette Chevy Expo is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The all-Chevrolet event features world-class show cars indoors plus an outdoor Show ’N Shine, major national vendors, cars for sale, craft show, miniature wheels show and food court. On Sunday, Swimsuit USA International will host a swimsuit contest.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.corvettechevyexpo.com
Music Nite on The Strand [March 10]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 10; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Montana Repertory Theatre: ‘On Golden Pond’ [March 10]
The Montana Repertory Theatre performs Ernest Thompson’s story of a retired professor and his wife whose annual trip to the solitude of their summer vacation home is interrupted when their adult daughter Chelsea arrives with her fiancé and his teenage son, Billy. After leaving Billy behind to bond with her father, Chelsea returns, attempting to repair the long-strained relationship with her aging dad before it’s too late.
8 p.m. March 10; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [March 11]
Conducted by Trond Saeverud, this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians will perform music by Weber, Hummel and Beethoven.
4 p.m. March 11; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
Training for Spaceflight Underwater [March 14]
Dr. John Charles, chief of the International Science Office of NASA’s Human Research Program, will discuss the origins of neutral buoyancy training for spacewalking astronauts.
7 p.m. March 14; Friendswood Library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood; 281.482.7135 or www.friendswood.lib.tx.us
The Rob Landes Trio: ‘The Fabulous ’50s!’ [March 18]
This returning Grand favorite will take the audience on a musical journey through the 1950s.
4 p.m. March 18; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Conversations @ The Center [March 22]
Galveston Arts Center’s annual speaker series, Conversations @ The Center, continues with artists Darryl Ratcliff and Rick Lowe. This year’s theme is Artists as Activists, featuring artists whose work engages communities, is political in nature, and acts as agents for social change.
6:30 p.m. March 22; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St., Galveston; www.galvestonartscenter.org
Keels & Wheels Uncorked [March 22]
Guests are invited to mingle alongside Master of Ceremonies Sam Malone, longtime radio host, Keels & Wheels supporter and owner of 512 New Media, for an evening featuring fine wines, food presented by Landry’s Inc. restaurants and live and silent auctions benefiting Boys & Girls Harbor. The event raises awareness for Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, which will take place this year on May 5-6 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 22; Bentley Showroom of Post Oak Motor Cars, 1530 West Loop South, Houston; 713.521.0105 or www.keels-wheels.com
Camaro Car Show [March 24]
The H-Town Camaro Club presents this show benefiting Kidz Harbor.
March 24; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Jamaica Beach Market [March 24]
Make plans to attend the Jamaica Beach Market featuring homemade items from 30-plus vendors, including home décor, candles, salsa, essential oils, clothing, wood and shell art. Drinks, snacks and lunch will be offered for donations to Seaside Baptist Church. The Galveston Island Humane Society will be available for adoptions and information about the organization.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24; Jamaica Beach Park, 16721 Jolly Roger Road; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cirque Éloize: ‘Saloon’ [March 24]
The Wild West comes alive in this show combining theater,
music and acrobatics.
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 24; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium Jazz Festival [March 25]
Hear jazz sounds from local colleges and special guests.
March 25; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Kemah Boardwalk Easter Weekend [March 30-31]
Decorate Easter egg cookies, take pictures with the Easter bunny and take part in the Bunny Hop egg hunt (children 8 and younger).
March 30-31; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
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