Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ [Through Feb. 10]
Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in this classic musical.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 10; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
Art contest entries on exhibit [Jan. 31 to Feb. 24]
Evaluate the entries yourself to decide whether you agree with the judge’s decisions for the Galveston Art League’s Winter Juried Show. The art league’s gallery will display Best of Show, first- and second-place award recipients, and all other pieces accepted into this competition. Most of the artwork (paintings, photography, 3-D, mixed media) will be for sale.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Jan. 31 to Feb. 24; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.621.1008 or www.GalvestonArtLeague.com
Connections of the Heart Gala [Feb. 1]
The Family Service Center of Galveston County will present its annual Connections of the Heart Gala: “Fabulous Friday,” an evening celebrating 105 years of service. This year’s fundraiser will feature a silent auction, dinner, music and dancing. The center will honor community champions Tino and Denise Gonzalez.
6:30 p.m. Feb. 1; Tremont House Ballroom, The Davidson Building, Galveston, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, Galveston; www.fsc-galveston.org
Aaron Lewis at The Grand [Feb. 1]
Aaron Lewis, known for his outspokenness, outlaw country tunes and impassioned live show, brings his The State I’m In Tour to The Grand. The evening will feature acoustic songs and stories from Lewis as he shares personal tales from the stage.
8 p.m. Feb. 1; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘Nightwatch’ [Feb. 1-24]
Elaine Wheeler is troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. She suffers from insomnia and appears to be losing her mind as one suspicious event after another takes place. From their Manhattan townhome, her husband tries to comfort her, but the police are skeptical of her frantic pleas.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 1-24; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
‘Jersey Boys’ [Feb. 3]
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons when “Jersey Boys,” the award-winning, true-life musical, takes center stage at The Grand.
7 p.m. Feb. 3; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘The Magic School Bus – Lost in the Solar System’ [Feb. 14]
Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. This Serious Fun Children’s Series performance is recommended for kindergarten through fifth grade.
10 a.m. Feb. 14; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Las Vegas Night Fundraiser [Feb. 15]
Food, fun, games and prizes await at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo’s 29th annual fundraiser.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 15; Ed Pickett Hall, Galveston County Fairgrounds, state Highway 6, Hitchcock; www.galvestoncountyfair.com
Spring Plant Sale [Feb. 16]
Bring a wagon to the Galveston County Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale featuring all kinds of vegetable and flowering plants and fruit and ornamental trees, all adapted for growing in this area. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer free advice and information.
Feb. 17, 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. educational seminar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. sale; Galveston County Fairgrounds, state Highway 6, Hitchcock; aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/
Mainland Mardi Gras [Feb. 16]
Join the Rotary Club of Texas City for the ninth annual Mardi Gras Mainland celebration. Festivities begin at noon with a parade on Palmer Highway from 29th Street to Sixth Street. Featuring the theme “Roaring 20s,” the gala begins at 7 p.m. and includes a steak and shrimp dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions and music from Radio Live. The Royal Court includes nominees from Galveston County rotary clubs, and the king and queen will be crowned at the gala. Proceeds from the gala provide funding for the club’s many community and international projects.
Feb 16, noon parade, 7 p.m. gala; Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; www.mardigrasmainland.com
‘Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll’ [Feb. 16]
With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as rock ‘n’ roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever.
8 p.m. Feb. 16; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Feb. 17]
Conducted by Trond Saeverud, this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians will perform a Valentine’s Concert featuring music from Tim Pence, Elgar and Mahler.
4 p.m. Feb. 17; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade [Feb. 23]
The boats will parade down Clear Creek Channel by the Kemah Boardwalk and revelers will be showered with beads and doubloons in typical Mardi Gras fashion.
7 p.m. Feb. 23; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; yachtygras.com
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