Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘The Odd Couple (Female Version)’ [Through May 12]
The classic comedy of two mismatched roommates, but this time, they’re female.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through May 12; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or
‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ [May 1]
Virginia Rep on Tour presents “Jack and the Beanstalk” as part of The Grand’s Serious Fun Children’s Series. This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. The performance is recommended for kindergarten through fifth grade.
10 a.m. May 1; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
League City Music Festival & Bar-B-Q Cook-off [May 2-5]
Jerrod Niemann headlines the 65th annual festival, which benefits the charities of the League City Lions Club. The event also features a barbecue cook-off, carnival attractions, arts and crafts and more.
May 2-5; Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3 N., League City; www.lcmusicfest.com
Galveston Art League Contest Exhibit [May 2-26]
See the Best of Show artwork, other award winners and more than 100 additional entries in the Galveston Art League’s Spring 2019 Juried Show. Most of the pieces are for sale. Accomplished regional artist and instructor Shirley Moore-Leago, of Houston, was the judge for the contest, one of three per year held by the art league.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays May 2-26; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.938.1671 or galvestonartleague.com
San Jacinto Community Garden Spring Plant Sale [May 4-5]
The San Jacinto Community Garden will host its Spring Plant Sale featuring several special basils, such as cardinal basil, holy (tulsi) basil and cinnamon basil. There also will be special vining plants such as the Rangoon creeper and Dutchman’s pipe and seeds for loofah and the hyacinth bean vine. Proceeds from this event support garden expenses.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4-5; San Jacinto Community Garden, 2005 Ave. N½, Galveston; 409.765.9093
Salt Grass Potters Guild Spring Sale [May 4-5]
The Salt Grass Potters Guild will hold its annual spring 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. May 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5; Clear Lake Park Meeting Room, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook; 713.410.8599, 713.851.4012 or www.saltgrasspotters.com
Cinco de Mayo parade and festivities [May 4]
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the city of Texas City and LULAC No. 255. Enjoy a traditional celebration with mariachis, ballet folklorico dancers and other festive activities. The parade travels south down 21st Street and ends at the Rotary Pavilion in Nessler Park where the festivities take place.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4; Rotary Pavilion, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; 409.643.5990 or www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Galveston Historic Homes Tour [May 4-5, 11-12]
The Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to the island’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small and everything in between, the 2019 tour has something for everyone.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4-5 and 11-12; Galveston Historical Foundation, 2228 Broadway, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
Cinco de Mayo Celebration [May 4-5]
Enjoy Latin music, mariachi bands, dancers, crafts and family fun at the
May 4-5; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Printing with Botanicals Art Workshop [May 4]
Suzanne Becker, known for her ink-stamped images, will teach how to apply ink to fruit, vegetables and herbs and use them as stamps to create artwork on various papers at this Galveston Art League workshop. Anyone can do this art form. Plant materials, inks and papers are provided; bring an apron and wipes or paper towels for hands. The cost is $30. To register, click on “Workshops” at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 4; 2119A Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.938.1671 or email@example.com
Satori Barbecue and Silent Auction [May 4]
Support the programs and students of Satori Elementary in Galveston at the school’s annual barbecue and silent auction featuring music, an open bar, face painting and outdoor games.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 4; Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O, Galveston; 409.763.7022 or www.satorischool.net
Movie Nite on The Strand [May 4]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. May’s showing is “A Wrinkle in Time.”
May 4; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour [May 4]
Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, celebrating 63 years as a recording artist, comes to Galveston to perform his greatest hits and personal favorites with guest Gary Mule Deer. Limited tickets are still available. Contact the box office for standing-room-only seating.
8 p.m. May 4; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Taste of the Town [May 9]
Taste of the Town is the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s annual community event that showcases area restaurants and caterers. Patrons can stroll through food and beverage booths to sample some of the best cuisine in town and shop for one-of-a-kind items during the live and silent auctions.
6 p.m. May 9; Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; www.texascitychamber.com
Rock the Dock [May 9, 16, 23 and 30]
The summer concert series returns to the Kemah Boardwalk with performances every Thursday night from May to August.
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. May 9, 16, 23 and 30; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave.; Kemah, www.kemahboardwalk.com
Yaga’s World Wild Game Championship and BBQ Cook-off [May 10-11]
This competition allows backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, fellowship and food. From the free children’s area to the VIP Sponsor Party and everything in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the World Wild Game Championship and BBQ Cook-off.
May 10-11; Pier 21, Galveston; www.ycfund.org
Texas Crab Festival [May 10-12]
Celebrating its 34th year, the Texas Crab Festival is an event not to be missed. The event features music from a lineup of Gulf Coast favorites, carnival rides, crab races, crab arcade, crab legs contest, fun run, two-step dance contest, wiener dog races, washers tournament, arts and crafts booths, crab gumbo cook-off and fresh local seafood dishes as well as traditional festival favorites.
May 10-12; Festival Park, 1605 state Highway 87, Crystal Beach; www.texascrabfestival.org
Music Nite on The Strand [May 11]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park on the second Saturday of the month. Sonic Seduction will perform May 11.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 11; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Gene Watson and Johnny Rodriguez in concert [May 12]
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame artists Gene Watson and Johnny Rodriguez will appear on stage at The Grand in concert with special guest host Brad Maule, “Dr. Tony Jones” from TV’s General Hospital.
3 p.m. May 12; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘The Glass Menagerie’ [May 16 to June 2]
This powerful drama centers on the Wingfield family. It tells the tale of a son who longs to escape from his stifling home where his disillusioned mother worries about the prospects of his “crippled” and painfully shy sister.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 16 to June 2; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
Galveston Island Beach Revue [May 17-18]
Galveston’s past meets present-day fun for the annual Galveston Island Beach Revue. The highlight of the weekend is the Bathing Beauties Contest, where contestants compete in vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear for cash prizes. Other activities include a classic car show, live music and more.
May 17-18; Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.galvestonbeachrevue.com
Firefighter Games [May 17-18]
Come see the area’s finest firefighters in action during the fifth annual Firefighter Games. The two-day event features live music, an antique fire truck show, horseshoe tournament, bucket brigade competition, fun run, parade, barbecue cook-off, waterball competition and pumper races.
May 17-18; Sixth Street, Texas City; 409.948.4211 or www.uwgcm.org
Galveston Island Market [May 18]
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. May 18; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Bay Day Festival [May 18]
Enjoy interactive exhibits, activities and demonstrations celebrating the bay from the Galveston Bay Foundation.
May 18; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
‘The Dining Room’ [May 24 to June 16]
This play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembles daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. A mosaic of interrelated scenes from the 1930s through the 1980s — some funny, some touching, some rueful — create an in-depth portrait of a family and its dynamic relationships.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 24 to June 16; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
‘The 39 Steps’ [May 17 to June 2]
This comedy thriller features more than 150 eccentric characters played by four actors. The play is about a man with an ordinary life who meets a woman with a strong accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from May 17 to June 2; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
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