Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ [Through Nov. 4]
Sir Henry is heir to the vast Baskerville fortune, a legacy that comes with a family curse: Death at the fangs of a horror that prowls the moor. Only Sherlock Holmes can stop the beast. While mysterious lights signal Baskerville Hall and the hound terrifies the countryside, the sleuthing begins and suspicion falls on sinister servants, butterfly collectors, ladies in distress and escaped convicts.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 4; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
‘Sherlock Holmes & The Ice Palace Murders’ [Through Nov. 4]
In 1896, the Winter Carnival is in full swing, but St. Paul’s wealthiest man has lost his head, literally. A young man disappears just before his wedding, and his fiancée already has given back her wedding dress. When a gruesome discovery is made in the Ice Palace, there’s only one man for the job. Sherlock Holmes is summoned to solve a mystery that’s hardly elementary.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 4; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Lone Star Rally [Nov. 1-4]
The streets of Galveston will be rumbling with the sound of tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts as they ride into town for a four-day festival filled with free concerts on two stages and hundreds of vendors and manufacturers showcasing all things Harley-Davidson.
Nov. 1-4, downtown Galveston and Beach Central Park, 2102 Seawall Blvd., www.lonestarrally.com
‘Noises Off’ [Nov. 1-18]
This chaotic play-within-a-play captures a touring theater troupe’s production of “Nothing On” in three stages: the flubbed lines and missed cues of the final dress rehearsal, and the mounting frictions set into motion on opening night – all leading to a hilariously disastrous closing performance.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 1-18; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
Patriotic Dance [Nov. 3]
Join Neva and Bill Schroder, coordinators for Let’s Dance, at the third annual Patriotic Dance where veterans will be recognized for their service. Neva Schroder will play recorded music providing a wide variety of ballroom rhythms. The dress code is patriotic or “as you like” and veterans are encouraged to wear their uniform or any part of it.
7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Nov. 3; Hometown Heroes Park Ballroom, 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City; 417.838.2204
Quilt Exhibit [Nov. 7 to Dec. 1]
Join the Texas City Museum for its annual exhibition of quilts by local quilters.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 to Dec. 1; Texas City Museum, 409 Sixth St. N., Texas City; 409.229.1660 or www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Rotary Club of Galveston Chili Supper [Nov. 7]
For four decades, the Rotary Club of Galveston has hosted its annual Chili Supper fundraiser. In addition to homemade chili and rice, guests can purchase tamales to accompany their chili supper, as well as a variety of homemade and specialty desserts.
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 7, Ball High School Cafeteria, 4115 Ave. O, Galveston; 409.939.1224 or email@example.com
‘The Dixie Swim Club’ [Nov. 9-18]
A touching comedy about five women whose friendships last forever.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 9-18; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Movie at the Dike [Nov. 10]
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.
Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. concert, 7 p.m. fireworks, 7:30 p.m. movie; Rainbow Park, Bay Street and Dike Road, Texas City; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Painting Galveston’s Great Outdoors [Nov. 10-11]
Join nationally recognized plein air artist Liz Bonham and paint Galveston’s great outdoors. This workshop is open to all levels and mediums; take your own supplies.
Nov. 10-11; G. Lee Gallery, 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B, Galveston; 409.370.7350 or www.gleegallery.net
Brushes By the Beach Plein Air Event [Nov. 10-17]
Join the G. Lee Gallery for the sixth Brushes By the Beach Plein Air event supporting Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Adventures for children. Open to any artist using plein air technique.
Nov. 10-17; G. Lee Gallery, 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B, Galveston; 409-370-7350 or www.gleegallery.net
Float the Boat [Nov. 10]
Celebrate nature, art and science at Float the Boat, a fundraising gala for Artist Boat. The event will feature dinner, drinks, a silent auction, a drawing for a kayak and more.
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 10, The Trolley Station, 2021 Strand, Galveston, www.artistboat.org/float-the-boat
Holiday Ball [Nov. 10]
Join League City Proud as it celebrates the holiday season with an evening of dinner and dancing benefiting Holiday in the Park.
7 p.m. Nov. 10, South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, www.leaguecityproud.com
Gabriel Royal: The Underground Cello Project [Nov. 10]
The Grand continues its “A Jewel of a Season” with a concert written by the highly acclaimed, modern chamber pop music composer-performer Gabriel Royal.
8 p.m. Nov. 10; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Magical Winter Lights [Nov. 16 to Jan. 6]
The 2018 festival will feature eight themed sections, a Holiday Market Square, photo opportunities with Santa Claus, nightly acrobatic performances, authentic arts and crafts created by Chinese artisans, amusement rides and games, live entertainment and an expanded dinosaur exhibit complete with dinosaur rides.
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 16 to Jan. 6; Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque; www.magicalwinterlights.com
Seaside Treasure Festival [Nov. 17-18]
The nineteenth annual Seaside Treasure Festival will feature more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, lunch from the Seaside Café, silent auction, a homemade baked goods booth benefiting Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program and more.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17-18, Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, www.moody.org
Galveston Island Market [Nov. 17]
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. Nov. 17; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Ice Land: Pole to Pole [Nov. 17 to Jan. 6]
A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create a festive journey from the North to South Pole. See polar bears, penguins, humpback whales, snowy owls, walrus and, of course, reindeer. Glide down the giant glacier slide and enjoy a drink inside an igloo at Shiver’s Ice Bar.
Nov. 17 to Jan. 6; Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Festival of Lights [Nov. 17 to Jan. 6]
As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than 1 million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment.
Nov. 17 to Jan. 6, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Arbor Day Galveston Luncheon [Nov. 18]
Join the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy as it celebrates Arbor Day Galveston with a luncheon and silent auction. The event will include lunch, libations, live entertainment and a silent auction, along with the presentation of the Deep Roots Award to Barbara Sanderson, executive director of community outreach for the city of Galveston. Dr. William Johnson, horticulturist and coordinator for the Texas Agri-Life Extension, will be the guest speaker.
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18, conservatory at The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St., www.galvestonislandtreeconservancy.com or 409.599.6357
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Nov. 18]
Conducted by Trond Saeverud, this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians will perform works from Mozart and Beethoven.
4 p.m. Nov. 18; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez [Nov. 23]
Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration. Festivities include an appearance by Santa Claus, live holiday entertainment and the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas tree on the front lawn.
6 p.m. Nov. 23, Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.hotelgalvez.com
Home for the Holidays Gift Market [Nov. 23]
This holiday market features 150 of the region’s most unique gift vendors, who will be offering distinctive home décor, candles, craft foods, accessories and much more for an extraordinary holiday shopping experience.
Noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 23, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, HomeForTheHolidaysGiftMarket@yahoo.com or www.galveston.com
Salt Grass Potters Guild Holiday Sale [Nov. 24-25]
The Salt Grass Potters Guild will hold its annual fall 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. Nov. 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25; Clear Lake Park meeting room, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook; www.saltgrasspotters.com, 713.410.8599 or 713.851.4012
ArtWalk [Nov. 24]
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. Nov. 24; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Dickinson Festival of Lights [Nov. 24 to Dec. 23]
Holiday cheer spreads to Dickinson as lights illuminate Paul Hopkins Park for the 21st annual Festival of Lights. The free walk-through event features massive light displays and an appearance from Santa. Concessions are available for purchase.
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24 to Dec. 23, weather permitting, Paul Hopkins Park, 1000 FM 517, Dickinson, www.dfoltx.com
Asleep at the Wheel: Merry Texas Christmas Y’all [Nov. 24]
Ten-time Grammy Award winner Asleep at the Wheel returns to The Grand with its popular holiday-themed concert.
8 p.m. Nov. 24; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
The Priests [Nov. 25]
Hailed as a musical match “made in Heaven,” the internationally acclaimed musical trio The Priests returns to The Grand.
7 p.m. Nov. 25; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Japanese Folk Art Workshop [Nov. 26-29]
During this workshop, an expert from Japan will teach participants to build and decorate a traditional Taiguruma fish cart or watermelon cart. Register by Nov. 15.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26-28 and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 29; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.621.1008 or galvestonartleague.com
‘Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure’ [Nov. 27]
Deep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. In Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, you will be able to get up close and personal with an array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras, connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology. This Serious Fun Children’s Series performance is recommended for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
10 a.m. Nov. 27; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Dickens on The Strand [Nov. 30 to Dec. 2]
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, nonstop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items.
Nov. 30 to Dec. 2; Downtown Galveston; www.dickensonthestrand.org
‘A Christmas Carol’ [Nov. 30 and Dec. 1]
A timeless tale of hope and redemption, “A Christmas Carol” has enchanted audiences around the world since it was first published in 1843. The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, his overworked-underpaid clerk Bob Cratchit, the angelic Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future come together in this companion event to Galveston’s Dickens on The Strand.
8 p.m. Nov. 30 and 3 p.m. Dec. 1; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘Annie – The Musical’ [Nov. 30 to Dec. 16]
A charming orphan girl finds a home with a New York millionaire but must dodge the clutches of her cruel orphanage mistress in this musical based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 30 to Dec. 16; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
‘Miracle on 34th Street’ [Nov. 30 to Dec. 16]
By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and all of New York City, but some think he’s crazy and should be locked up. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 30 to Dec. 16; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
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