Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘The Glass Menagerie’ [Through 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 disabled and painfully shy sister.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 2; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
‘The 39 Steps’ [Through 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 through June 2; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘The Dining Room’ [Through 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 through June 16; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [June 1]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. June’s showing is “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971).
June 1; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Tejano Nights [June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30]
Enjoy the best in Tejano music every Sunday in June.
June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Summer Pop Band Concerts [June 4, 11, 18, 25]
The Galveston Island Beach Band, directed by Frank G. Incaprera, performs every Tuesday evening during the summer.
7:30 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25; Sealy Gazebo, 24th Street and Avenue I, Galveston; www.galvestonbeachband.org
Rock the Dock [June 6, 13, 20, 27]
The summer concert series returns to the Kemah Boardwalk with performances every Thursday night from May to August. Bag of Donuts (June 6), Escape (June 13), Texas Flood (June 20) and Mo Jiles Band (June 27) will perform.
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 6, 13, 20 and 27; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave.; Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Bands on the Sand [June 7-29]
Enjoy this summer concert series on Friday and Saturday nights featuring local and regional bands. Each show concludes with a firework display over Offatts Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; Palm Beach, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.moodygardens.com
Firework Fridays [June 7, 14, 21, 28]
Enjoy a fireworks show over Galveston Bay every Friday through July 26.
9:30 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Artist Boat World Oceans Day Festival [June 8]
Artist Boat will commemorate World Oceans Day with a festival featuring exhibits, presentations, entertainment, demonstrations and hands-on activities, all designed to highlight the human connection to oceans and inspire visitors to protect coastal and marine ecosystems.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8; Stewart Beach Park, 201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.artistboat.org
Hotel Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal [June 8]
The Hotel Galvez & Spa invites couples to renew their vows during its ninth annual Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal. The ceremony is held on hotel grounds and is officiated by a Galveston Justice of the Peace. Following the ceremony, a small reception is hosted by the hotel. Couples have the option to join in the wedding vow renewal at no cost or book an overnight package. All participating couples receive a courtesy bouquet and boutonniere for the ceremony. Professional photos are available for purchase.
10 a.m. June 8; Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.hotelgalvez.com
ArtWalk [June 8]
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. June 8; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Music Nite on The Strand [June 8]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park on the second Saturday of the month. The John Evans Band will perform June 8.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 11; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Movie at the Dike [June 8]
Bring blankets and chairs to the base of the Texas City Dike for an outdoor movie experience. Play on the playground and eat food from local food trucks before the fireworks show and movie.
June 8, 9 p.m. fireworks, 9:15 p.m. movie; Rainbow Park, Bay Street and Dike Road, Texas City; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
‘Kinky Boots’ [June 13]
Based on true events, this musical tells the story of two people with nothing in common — or so they think. This performance is sold out. Contact the box office for standing-room-only seating.
8 p.m. June 13; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Island Market [June 15]
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. June 15; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Saltwater Invitational Fishing Tournament [June 27]
Former Galveston County Commissioner Patrick F. Doyle presents the 16th annual Saltwater Invitational Fishing Tournament. Professional guides will take four-man teams out to Galveston Bay for six hours of fishing. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams with the heaviest stringer of speckled trout and one individual award for single largest speckled trout. Money raised will benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. The Calcutta and Meet and Greet will be held at 6 p.m. June 26 at TopWater Grill in San Leon.
June 27; 6 a.m. to noon, fishing; 1:30 p.m., weigh-in; followed by lunch and awards ceremony; TopWater Grill, 815 Ave. O, San Leon; 409.744.0727, 409.739.0428 or email@example.com
Exhibit Spotlights Paintings on Silk [June 27 to July 28]
Several works by Galveston County painter Susan Douglass Moody will be exhibited in the Galveston Art League Gallery during July. Moody’s paintings on silk — many of them landscapes — have a soft, misty look that gives them a dreamlike quality.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from June 27 to July 28; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; galvestonartleague.com or 409.938.1671
Tackle Time [June 28 to July 7]
Hosted by the Texas City Jaycees, the 57th annual fishing tournament includes three divisions: offshore, inshore and youth. Tickets are available at Boyd’s One Stop and Lee’s Bait & Tackle.
June 28 to July 7; Texas City Dike; 409.739.3849, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.tclmjaycees.com
Jeanne Robertson at The Grand [June 28-29]
The 6-foot-2, former Miss North Carolina, with an infectious personality and a delightfully family friendly brand of humor, shares some of her funniest “life lesson” anecdotes.
8 p.m. June 28 and 4 p.m. June 29; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Galveston County will mark the 153rd anniversary with several events throughout the month.
27th annual Juneteenth Development Corporation Scholarship Gala [June 2]
Young women ages 17 to 22 will compete for scholarships and prizes. The first-place winner will be crowned Miss Juneteenth Ambassador. Contestants are judged on an oral presentation of their goals and aspirations, a creative talent, formal wear and a question-and-answer session.
7 p.m. June 2; Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston; 409.762.0063 or 409.256.3208
23rd annual Al Edwards’ Juneteenth Banquet [June 4]
The state theme “Come on Home Where It All Began” highlights the history of Juneteenth and its importance to the community and its heritage. State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, of Houston, will be the banquet speaker. She is the longest-serving woman and African-American state legislator in Texas history.
7 p.m. June 4; Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M., Galveston; 409.392.0317 or 409.599.5520
Sixth annual Juneteenth Gala at Ashton Villa [June 13]
This event celebrates the Texas Legislature approval of the Juneteenth Holiday (House Bill 1016 approved in 1978) and the Juneteenth Holiday Statue erected at Ashton Villa in June 2006 by the Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Cultural and Historical Commission. U.S. Senator John Cornyn will speak via taped video and his staff member Jay Guerrero, southeast regional director, in person. Gerald Sullivan will be presented 2019 Juneteenth Lifetime Achievement Award.
7 p.m. June 13; Ashton Villa Ballroom, 2312 Broadway, Galveston; 409.392.0317 or 409.599.5520
‘Green Book’ Lecture and Shoebox Luncheon [June 15]
Hosted by the Galveston Historical Foundation’s African American Heritage Committee, this public lecture will feature a presentation by Ruben and Toya Levi on the “Negro Motorist Green Book” and a specially prepared “shoebox lunch” for dining during the discussion. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 15; Menard Hall, 3302 Ave. O; 409.765.3453 or www.galvestonhistory.org
40th Annual Al Edwards’ Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast [June 19]
The Galveston Nia Cultural Center will provide a historical perspective of Juneteenth, the Emancipation Proclamation and General Order No. 3. The Lutheran Church Youth Group will perform, and Dr. Stephen Duncan will portray U.S. Major General Gordon Granger at the Ashton Villa Ballroom, which once served as the Confederate Army headquarters. A complimentary breakfast will be served.
8:30 a.m. June 19; Ballroom of Ashton Villa, 2300 Broadway, Galveston; 409.599.5520
Juneteenth Emancipation March and Program [June 19]
Bring your family to walk in the footsteps of the ancestors as Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church re-enacts Galveston’s first documented celebration of emancipation. A jubilant march to the historic sanctuary of Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church will be followed by an inspirational program. In addition, an African Village will transport you to the ancestral motherland with demonstrations and exhibits of African music, art and crafts before and after the march.
June 19; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. African Village; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., march and program; marchers should meet at 5:55 p.m. on the steps of the Old Galveston Court House at 21st Street and Sealy. The march to Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church, 2015 Broadway (about three blocks), begins at 6 p.m.; email@example.com
Central High School Gathering [June 12-16]
The 2019 Central High School Gathering will feature a Memorial Service from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 12, an Old Fashion Fish Fry from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 14, Cotton Ball from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. June 15 and Father’s Day Barbecue from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
June 12, 14, 15; All events take place at Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston; barbecue will be at Jack Johnson Park (next to Old Central); 409.457.1795
In case of cancellations or changes to events, check with venues for updates. To submit an event, send pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org.