Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Watercolor Workshop [Sept. 1]
Award-winning painter Fontaine Jacobs will teach “Watercolor on Yupo” to all skill levels. Bring your own watercolor supplies, a roll of paper towels and Yupo synthetic paper in medium weight.
9 a.m. to noon Sept. 1; Galveston Art League, 2119 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Sept. 1]
Take a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. September’s movie is “The NeverEnding Story.”
Sept. 1; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Sept. 2]
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Trond Saeverud, will open its 2018-19 season with a pops concert featuring movie classics.
7 p.m. Sept. 2; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
Fireworks on the beach [Sept. 2]
Enjoy a free fireworks display on the beach.
9 p.m. Sept. 2; 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston; www.galveston.com
Juried Art Exhibit [Sept. 6-30]
The Galveston Art League Gallery will display all entries accepted for its fall juried competition held this month. Check out who won Best of Show as well as first, second and honorable mention award winners in the nonprofit art league’s latest competition.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Sept. 6-30; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com
‘Driving Miss Daisy’ [Sept. 6-23]
This classic play focuses on elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn, in mid-century Atlanta. At first, Daisy is none too happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection and mutual respect grounded in their own independence, strength and stubborn integrity.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 6-23; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
Seaside Senior Expo [Sept. 7]
This free community resource fair for seniors and family caregivers, presented by Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program, will feature senior care providers and services, door prizes, snacks and lunch for senior attendees and education sessions.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7; Moody Methodist Church gym, 2803 53rd St., Galveston; 409.741.2538
‘Doublewide, Texas’ [Sept. 7-23]
The residents of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas — four doublewides and a shed — are thrown for a loop when they realize the neighboring town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 7-23; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
‘Shout! The Mod Musical’ [Sept. 7-23]
This musical takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 7-23; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Daily News Press Run [Sept. 8]
Run, walk or jog in the seventh annual Daily News Press run to support the Newspapers in Education program. The event features certified Galveston Causeway 5K and 10K courses, a kids 1K, a book character costume contest, dozens of vendor booths, music, food and more.
7 a.m. Sept. 8; The Galveston County Daily News, 8522 Teichman Road, Galveston; www.galvnews.com/pressrun
Architectural Painting Workshop [Sept. 8]
Houston painter and instructor Carla Gauthier will lead “Simplifying Architecture in Watercolor.” Bring watercolor supplies and cotton paper.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8; Galveston Art League, 2119 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com
Adaptive Water Sports Festival [Sept. 8]
People with special needs are invited to a day at the beach during the 28th annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival. Weather permitting, all guests ages 8 and older who have special needs will have the unique opportunity to water ski, sail, kayak and paddleboard with special equipment and instructors at no charge.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8; Moody Gardens Palm Beach, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; 409.683.4108 or www.moodygardens.com
Music Nite on The Strand [Sept. 8]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. The Fab 5 will perform in September.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Galveston Island Market [Sept. 15]
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters and growers can showcase their creations.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Old Smokey Cook-off [Sept. 15]
Head to Sixth Street in Texas City for a day of family fun and competitive cooking. Proceeds for the fifth annual cook-off will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15; downtown Sixth Street, Texas City; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Acrylic Painting Workshop [Sept. 15]
Doug Hiser, an award-winning wildlife painter from Dickinson, will teach a fast style of painting during his “Acrylic Bird Paintings” workshop. Bring an 11-by-14-inch or 16-by-20-inch canvas, acrylic paints, brushes and a reference photo of a bird.
9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15; Galveston Art League, 2119 Postoffice St., Galveston www.galvestonartleague.com
Craft Beer Festival [Sept. 15]
Sample fall, hand-crafted beers and enjoy music at the Kemah Boardwalk.
Fall Art Walk on Sixth Street [Sept. 22]
Take a stroll down Sixth Street in Texas City and see everything from oil paintings to glass blowing. The event also features children’s crafts, art demonstrations, live music, food and more.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22; 505 Sixth St. N., Texas City; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Paws Gala [Sept. 22]
Join the Galveston Island Humane Society as it salutes Galveston restaurateur Francisco “Paco” Vargas during the 18th annual Paws Gala – Cruisin’ the Paw-ribbean. The event will feature live and silent auctions, an open bar, seated dinner and dancing.
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 22; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.galvestonhumane.org
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival [Sept. 28-29]
The ninth annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival returns to Saengerfest Park. Event activities include a shrimp gumbo cook-off, gumbo tasting, official 5K, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, live music, vendors and a Strand Merchant Walk-About.
Sept. 28-29; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston; www.galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com
Wynonna & The Big Noise [Sept. 29]
Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, will take The Grand stage for an evening of country, Americana, blues, soul and rock.
8 p.m. Sept. 29; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
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