Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘God’s Man in Texas’ [Through 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 through June 3; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
‘Beauty and the Beast’ [Through 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. through June 3; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘The 39 Steps’ [Through 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 through June 10; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Paula Freeman art exhibit [Through June 24]
The Galveston Art League will feature the work of multimedia artist Paula Freeman at its gallery.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through June 24; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com
ArtWalk [June 2]
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. June 2; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Movie Nite on The Strand [June 2]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. June’s movie is “Dolphin Tale.”
June 2; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Queen of Peace Spring Festival [June 3]
The Queen of Peace Catholic Church will have its Spring Festival featuring enchilada dinners, ethnic foods, games, a raffle and music. There will be a silent auction throughout the day and live auction at 1:30 p.m.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3; 1224 Cedar Drive, La Marque; 409.938.7000
Summer Pop Band Concerts [June 5, 12, 19, 26]
The Galveston Island Beach Band, directed by Frank G. Incaprera, performs every Tuesday evening during the summer.
7:30 p.m. June 5, 12, 19 and 26; Sealy Gazebo, 24th Street and Avenue I, Galveston; www.galvestonbeachband.org
Rock the Dock [June 7, 14, 21, 28]
The summer concert series continues at the Kemah Boardwalk with performances by Best of Both Worlds (June 7), Seven Bridges (June 14), Escape (June 21) and Hamilton Loomis (June 28).
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Artist Boat World Oceans Day Festival [June 8]
Artist Boat will commemorate World Oceans Day with a festival featuring interactive activities, performances from Tom’s Fun Band and art displays, all designed to highlight the human connection to oceans and inspire visitors to protect coastal and marine ecosystems.
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 8; Stewart Beach Park, 201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; 409.770.0722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bands on the Sand [June 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29]
Enjoy this summer concert series on Friday and Saturday nights featuring local and regional bands. Each show concludes with a firework display over Offatts Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29; Palm Beach, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.moodygardens.com
Hotel Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal [June 9]
The Hotel Galvez & Spa invites couples to renew their vows during its eighth annual Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal. The ceremony is held on hotel grounds and is officiated by a Galveston Justice of the Peace. Following the ceremony, a small reception is hosted by the hotel. Couples have the option to join in the wedding vow renewal at no cost or book an overnight package. All participating couples receive a courtesy bouquet and boutonniere for the ceremony. Professional photos are available for purchase.
10 a.m. June 9; Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.hotelgalvez.com
Music Nite on The Strand [June 9]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. Donovan Keith will perform in June.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 9; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Texas City Kite Festival [June 9-10]
Head out to the Texas City Levee for the fourth annual Texas City Kite Festival. In addition to kites of various shapes and sizes, there will be water attractions and vendors.
June 9-10; Texas City Dike/Levee at the intersection of Dike Road and Skyline Drive; 281.508.6485 or www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Galveston Cajun Festival [June 15-17]
The third annual Galveston Cajun Festival will feature a wide variety of Cajun food vendors, kid rides and live music from a wide array of performers across a variety of genres.
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 15, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 16 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17; Kempner Park and the Garten Verein Pavilion, 2704 Ave. O, Galveston; 409.359.3045 or www.galvestoncajunfestival.com
Galveston Island Market [June 16]
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. June 16; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
‘I’m Not Lying’ [June 23]
The Grand kicks off its summer season with Jaston Williams, the award-winning star from “Greater Tuna.” Williams will perform his
autobiographical one-man show “I’m Not Lying.”
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 23; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Galveston County will mark the 153rd anniversary with several events throughout the month.
‘The Green Book’ lecture [June 2]
Hosted by the Galveston Historical Foundation’s African-American Heritage Committee, this public lecture will feature a presentation by Ruben and Toya Levi on “The Negro Motorist Green Book Guide: The Green Book Project.” Seating is limited, so reservations are required.
2 p.m. June 2; Menard Hall, 3302 Ave. O, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org or 409.765.3453
Juneteenth Development Corporation Scholarship Gala [June 3]
Women ages 17 to 22 will compete for scholarships and prizes. Contestants are judged on an oral presentation of their goals and aspirations, a creative talent, formal wear and a question-and-answer session.
7 p.m. June 3; Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston; 409.762.0063 or 409.256.3208
Al Edwards Juneteenth Banquet [June 5]
Jefferson County Commissioner Everette “Bo” Alfred will be the speaker at the 22nd annual Al Edwards Juneteenth Banquet.
7 p.m. June 5; Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston; 409.392.0317 or 409.599.5520
Juneteenth Gala [June 14]
State Rep. Senfronia Thompson will be the speaker for the fourth annual Juneteenth Gala.
7 p.m. June 14; Ashton Villa ballroom, 2312 Broadway, Galveston; 409.392.0317 or 409.599.5520
Juneteenth softball tournament [June 15-16]
The Front Door Social and Charity Club will have its 27th annual Juneteenth softball tournament. Concessions will be sold from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days. Proceeds support the club’s objective to provide scholarships and assistance to families facing difficult times within Galveston County.
June 15-16; Carver Park, 6615 Park Ave., Texas City; 409.739.4361 or 713.299.5041
Galveston Juneteenth Parade [June 16]
The parade will begin at 20th and Strand streets and travel to 25th Street. It then will make a left on 25th Street and travel to Seawall Boulevard, turn right on to Seawall Boulevard to 28th Street.
7 p.m. June 16; Galveston; 409.599.0155 or 832.452.2956
Al Edwards Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast [June 19]
The Emancipation Proclamation will be read to commemorate the historic event that occurred in Galveston on June 19, 1865, two years after it was enacted in 1863. Galveston holds the distinction of being the place of the first reading of the Proclamation in the South. A complimentary breakfast will be served.
8:30 a.m. June 19; Ashton Villa ballroom, 2312 Broadway, Galveston; 409.599.5520
Juneteenth Picnic at the Park [June 19]
Enjoy entertainment and refreshments in the park.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19; Wright Cuney Park, 718 41st St., Galveston; 409.599.0155 or 832.452.2956
Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church Historic March and Inspirational Program [June 19]
Bring your family to walk in the footsteps of the ancestors as
Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church re-enacts Galveston’s first documented celebration of emancipation. A jubilant march to the historic sanctuary of Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church will be followed by an inspirational program.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 19; Marchers should convene at 5:55 p.m. on the steps of the Old Galveston Court House, 21st Street and Sealy. The march to Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church, 2015 Broadway (about three blocks) begins at 6 p.m.; email@example.com
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