Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
League City Music Festival & Bar-B-Q Cook-off [May 4-5]
Sammy Kershaw and Maddie & Tae are the headliners for this year’s festival, which benefits the charities of the League City Lions Club. The event also features a barbecue cook-off, carnival attractions, arts and crafts and more.
May 4-5, Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3 N., League City, www.lcmusicfest.com
Historic Homes Tour Lectures [May 4 and 11]
In conjunction with the 44th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour, Galveston Historic Foundation and The Bryan Museum present the “No Home Like History: Historic Homes Tour Lecture Series.” The lectures will take place on two consecutive Fridays, May 4 and May 11, with distinguished lecturers from The Historic New Orleans Collection and Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens.
5:30 p.m. May 4 and 11; The Bryan Museum Conservatory, 1315 21st St., Galveston; www.thebryanmuseum.org
Salt Grass Potters Guild Spring Sale [May 5-6]
The Salt Grass Potters Guild will hold its annual spring 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. May 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6; Clear Lake Park Meeting Room, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook; 713.410.8599, 713.851.4012 or www.saltgrasspotters.com
Galveston Historic Homes Tour [May 5-6, 12-13]
The Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to the island’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small and everything in between, the 2018 tour has something for everyone.
May 5-6 and 12-13; Galveston Historical Foundation, 2228 Broadway, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
Satori Barbecue and Silent Auction [May 5]
Support the programs and students of Satori Elementary in Galveston at the school’s annual barbecue and silent auction featuring music, an open bar, face painting and outdoor games.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 5; Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O, Galveston; 409.763.7022 or www.satorischool.net
Juried Show opening reception and awards [May 5]
The Galveston Art League will toast winners in its May Juried Show at an awards reception.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 5; Galveston Art League, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com or email@example.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [May 5]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. May’s movie is “Rebel Without a Cause.”
April 7; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 [May 5]
With 20 Grammy Awards between them, these two musically iconic groups have joined forces to perform together.
8 p.m. May 5; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta [May 6]
The Galveston LULAC will host the annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta featuring music from Calle Seis and Jay Perez. There also will be mariachis, folkloric dancers, games and a jalapeño-eating contest.
Noon to 8:30 p.m. May 6; Old County Courthouse, 722 21st St., Galveston; 409.256.9602
‘Deathtrap’ [Through May 6]
A renowned playwright is in a writer’s slump when a former student sends him a copy of his brilliant new play, “Deathtrap.” Desperate to once again be on top, the playwright devises a plan to kill the student and market the play as his own.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through May 6; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Taste of the Town [May 10]
Taste of the Town is the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s annual community event that showcases area restaurants and caterers. Patrons can stroll through food and beverage booths to sample some of the best cuisine in town and shop for one-of-a-kind items during the live and silent auctions.
6 p.m. May 10; Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; www.tclmchamber.com
Rock the Dock [May 10, 17, 24 and 31]
The summer concert series returns to the Kemah Boardwalk with performances every Thursday night from May to August.
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. May 10, 17, 24 and 31, Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
Yaga’s World Wild Game Championship and BBQ Cook-off [May 11-12]
This competition allows backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, fellowship and food. From the free children’s area to the VIP Sponsor Party and everything in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the World Wild Game Championship and BBQ Cook-off.
May 11-12, Pier 21, Galveston, www.ycfund.org
Texas Crab Festival [May 11-13]
Celebrating its 33rd year, the Texas Crab Festival is an event not to be missed. The event features music from a lineup of Gulf Coast favorites, carnival rides, crab races, crab arcade, crab legs contest, fun run, two-step dance contest, wiener dog races, washers tournament, arts and crafts booths, crab gumbo cook-off and fresh local seafood dishes as well as traditional festival favorites.
May 11-13, Gregory Park, Crystal Beach, www.texascrabfestival.org
Galveston Bay Orchid Society Show and Sale [May 12-13]
Explore the magical world of orchids at the Galveston Bay Orchid Society’s Show and Sale featuring raffle drawings, orchid displays and vendors.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13; South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City; www.galvestonbayorchidsociety.org
Music Nite on The Strand [May 12]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. The Blaggards will perform this month.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 12; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Blood, Sweat & Tears [May 12]
Bo Bice fronts the band that fused rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that came to be known as “jazz-rock.”
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 12; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘God’s Man in Texas’ [May 17 to June 3]
Faith and egos collide in the age of mass-market religion at Houston’s Rock Baptist Church. A search committee has been formed to find a successor to Rock’s legendary pastor, 81-year-old Philip Gottschall, whose grip on his pulpit is as firm as his faith.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 17 to June 3; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
‘Beauty and the Beast’ [May 18 to June 3]
This is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 18 to June 3; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘The 39 Steps’ [May 18 to June 10]
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have this fast-paced whodunit.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 18 to June 10; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Firefighter Games [May 18-19]
See the area’s finest firefighters in action during the fourth annual Firefighter Games. The two-day event features live music, an antique fire truck show, horseshoe tournament, bucket brigade competition, fun run, parade, barbecue cook-off, waterball competition and pumper races.
May 18-19, Sixth Street, Texas City, www.uwgcm.org or 409.948.4211
Galveston Island Market [May 19]
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. May 19; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Black Tie & Boots Galveston Heart Ball [May 19]
Festive hats are welcome to this year’s charity event celebrating “A Night at the Derby.” Benefiting the American Heart Association, the gala will feature live music, drinks, dinner, live and silent auctions.
6 p.m. May 19; Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston; galvestonheartball.heart.org
Celebration of Spring Mahjong [May 24]
This D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. benefit features mahjong, a buffet luncheon and raffle. Individuals or groups of four are welcome.
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 25; Hotel Galvez Restaurant, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; Pelicanway88@att.net or 409.632.0400
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