Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Young Frankenstein’ [Through Aug. 5]
This musical from Mel Brooks, Hollywood’s king of farce and parody, follows a young neurosurgeon who inherits his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania. Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors as he tries to complete his grandfather’s experiments to reanimate the dead. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 5; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Rock the Dock [Aug. 2, 9, 16]
The summer concert series wraps up at the Kemah Boardwalk with performances by Texas Flood (Aug. 2), LA Roxx (Aug. 9) and Diamond Jack (Aug. 16).
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 and 16; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Bands on the Sand [Aug. 3-4, 10-11]
Moody Gardens’ summer concert series wraps up with performances by Diamond Jack (Aug. 3), The Line Up (Aug. 4), Sun Dog Weaver (Aug. 10) and Hattrick (Aug. 11). Each show concludes with a fireworks display over Offatts Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 3-4 and 10-11; Palm Beach, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.moodygardens.com
The Texas Tenors: ‘A Celebration of America & The Great White Way’ [Aug. 4]
Texas favorites Marcus Collins, John Hagen and J.C. Fisher treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music.
3 p.m. Aug. 4; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Aug. 4]
Take a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. August’s movie is “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
July 7; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Salsa Sundays [Aug. 5, 12, 19]
Enjoy live music on the plaza stage at the Kemah Boardwalk featuring performances by the Shekere Band (Aug. 5), Houston Salsa Band (Aug. 12) and Calle Swing (Aug. 19). There will be free salsa lessons every week from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Professional salsa dancers will perform weekly during band breaks.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 5, 12 and 19; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Fireworks on the beach [Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26]
Enjoy a free fireworks display on the beach every Sunday through Sept. 2.
9 p.m. Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston; www.galveston.com
Summer Pop Band Concerts [Aug. 7, 14 and 21]
The Galveston Island Beach Band, directed by Frank G. Incaprera, performs every Tuesday evening during the summer.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 14 and 21; Sealy Gazebo, 24th Street and Avenue I, Galveston; www.galvestonbeachband.org
Good Ole Days Celebration [Aug. 10-11]
The Good Ole Days Celebration is a family-friendly weekend of fun featuring a parade, talent show, beauty pageants, barbecue cook-off, carnival, entertainment, kids booth with face painting and food and beverage booths.
Aug. 10-11, 8300 state Highway 6, Hitchcock, www.hitchcockchamber.com
Music Nite on The Strand [Aug. 11]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. Dem Roots will perform in August.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 11; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Boots & BBQ [Aug. 16]
Boots, class and a little sass are what you will find at Boots & BBQ. Presented by the Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army of Galveston County, this event honors Fred and Kim Raschke, long-time supporters of The Salvation Army and the community. Lighthouse Charities will serve up a Texas-sized menu of barbecue.
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16; Nessler Center, Wings of Heritage Room, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; www.salvationarmytexas.org
Movie at the Dike [Aug. 18]
Bring blankets and chairs to the base of the Texas City Dike for an outdoor movie experience. Listen to concert music, play on the playground and eat food from local food trucks before the fireworks show and movie.
Aug. 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. concert, 8:30 p.m. fireworks, 8:40 p.m. movie; Rainbow Park, Bay Street and Dike Road, Texas City; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
‘From Hollywood to Broadway’ [Aug. 18]
Join the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse as it celebrates its 27th anniversary with a gala featuring a dinner, auction and a show.
6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson, 281.337. 7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Shrimp Boil & Dance [Aug. 24]
The Shrimp Boil is a favorite tradition of the community and has been held for more than 40 years, attracting a crowd of about 1,200 people annually.
6 p.m. Aug. 25, Nessler Park Rotary Pavilion, 1800 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City, www.texascitychamber.com
ArtWalk [Aug. 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. Aug. 25; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
TWELVE Photography Project [Aug. 25]
The TWELVE project returns with a focus on “TWELVE Nautical Miles” in which participants photograph aspects of the maritime industry by using the same Olympus Trip 35 film camera. The 2018 showing will be held during August’s ArtWalk. Since 2010, the TWELVE project has given people the opportunity to capture their unique viewpoints of Galveston Island through the art of photography.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 25; Edna’s Room, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.twelvepeople.org
Plummer at Saengerfest [Aug. 25]
Galveston singer/songwriter Lyda Plummer will perform with her band at Saengerfest Park during ArtWalk.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 25; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
An Evening with Robert Earl Keen [Aug. 25]
Country legend Robert Earl Keen returns to The Grand along with his guitar for an evening of toe-tapping music.
8 p.m. Aug. 25; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
United Way of Galveston Campaign Kick-off Luncheon [Aug. 30]
Join Galveston community and business leaders and supporters as they help the United Way of Galveston kick off its 95th annual campaign. Sarah Pepper, philanthropist and host of the Morning Mix on Mix 96.5, will deliver the keynote address.
11:30 a.m. Aug. 30, Frances Moody Ballroom, Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.uwgalv.org
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