Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Disaster!’ [Through Aug. 4]
Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and songs of the 1970s take center stage in this popular homage to classic disaster films. Director Christopher Lowe has gathered a large, talented cast to bring Seth Rudetsky’s musical to the Main Deck stage. Musical director Whitney Wyatt and choreographer Stephanie Hendrickson present more than 30 pop, rock and disco songs, all guaranteed to please theater patrons.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 4; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or
Rock the Dock [Aug. 1, 8, 15]
The summer concert series on the Kemah Boardwalk concludes with performances by Already Gone (Aug. 1), The Velcro Pygmies (Aug. 8) and The Slags (Aug. 15).
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 8 and 15; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave.; Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Bands on the Sand [Aug. 2-3, 9-10]
Enjoy this summer concert series on Friday and Saturday nights with performances by Hattrick (Aug. 2), Chinatown (Aug. 3), Diamond Jack (Aug. 9) and The Line Up (Aug. 10). Each show concludes with a firework display over Offatts Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 2-3 and 9-10; Palm Beach, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.moodygardens.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Aug. 3]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. August’s showing is “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (2018).
Aug. 3; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Casino for a Cause [Aug. 3]
Join the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County for its 10th annual Casino for a Cause fundraiser honoring the Gonzalez family. The event will feature music by The Line Up, casino gaming, live and silent auctions. Sen. Larry Taylor will be this year’s master of ceremonies.
6 p.m. Aug. 3; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.rccgc.org
Japanese Folk Art Workshop [Aug. 5-8]
Learn to do Taiguruma, a historic folk art from Niigata, Japan, during this three-and-a-half-day workshop hosted by the Galveston Art League. All materials are provided as artist Motoyuki Noguchi guides you in the creation of a traditional fish-cart lantern or watermelon-slice lantern made of wood, bamboo and special paper. Register and pay via the “Workshops” tab on the website.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5-7 and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com/workshops or 832.752.3280
Mayor’s Cup Charity Skeet Shoot [Aug. 6-8]
Now in its 14th year, the Mayor’s Cup Charity Skeet Shoot is a major fundraiser for the Texas City Independent School District’s Foundation for the Future and the Galveston County Salvation Army. The three-day event kicks off with a dinner at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center followed by two days of competitive skeet shooting.
Aug. 6-8; Texas City Shooting Range, 4000 Bay St. N., Texas City; 409.643.5902, 409.621.6503
Summer Pop Band Concerts [Aug. 6, 13, 20]
The Galveston Island Beach Band, directed by Frank G. Incaprera, performs every Tuesday evening during the summer.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 13 and 20; Sealy Gazebo, 24th Street and Avenue I, Galveston; www.galvestonbeachband.org
The Gatlin Brothers [Aug. 9]
Grammy Award-winning The Gatlin Brothers return to The Grand for an evening of country music featuring such hits as “Broken Lady,” “All the Gold In California” and “Houston (Means I’m One Step Closer To You).”
8 p.m. Aug. 9; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Jaston Williams: ‘Don’t Blame the Car!’ [Aug. 10]
Known nationally as the co-author, co-star and producer of the four award-winning plays in the “Greater Tuna” cycle, Jaston Williams is a writer, performer and Grand favorite who will leave you in stitches.
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 10; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Music Nite on The Strand [Aug. 10]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park on the second Saturday of the month. Donovan Keith will perform Aug. 10.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 10; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged’ [Aug. 16 to Sept. 1]
Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all 37 of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in 97 minutes.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Aug. 16 to Sept. 1; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Movie at the Dike [Aug. 17]
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.
Aug. 17, 8:35 p.m. fireworks, 8:50 p.m. movie; Rainbow Park, Bay Street and Dike Road, Texas City; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Shrimp Boil & Dance [Aug. 23]
The Shrimp Boil is a favorite tradition of the community and has been held for more than 40 years, attracting a crowd of about 1,200 people annually.
6 p.m. Aug. 23, Nessler Park Rotary Pavilion, 1800 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City, www.texascitychamber.com
Adaptive Water Sports Festival [Aug. 24]
Working with Turning Point Gulf Coast, Texas Adaptive Aquatics, Veterans Adventure and other local organizations, this free event allows participants to experience several water sports, including water skiing, sailing and Paralympic kayaking, with the assistance of special equipment and instructors.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24; Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.moodygardens.com
AIA Sandcastle Competition [Aug. 24]
Teams of architects, designers and engineers will take their tools to East Beach in Galveston for the 33rd annual AIA Sandcastle Competition. This year, more than 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24; East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Road, Galveston; www.aiahouston.org
ArtWalk [Aug. 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. Aug. 24; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Wine and Dine Gala [Aug. 24]
Join the M. I. Lewis Social Service Center for an evening of fundraising and food with family and friends during its 11th annual Wine and Dine Gala. The event will feature dinner catered by Robinette & Co. and music by the Pee Wee Bowen Band.
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 24; Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 Dickinson Ave., League City; 281.534.2043
Peace and Love Tour 2019: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock era [Aug. 24]
Relive the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival; the Grateful Dead; Jimi Hendrix; Janis Joplin; Crosby, Stills & Nash; The Who and more from the Woodstock era as performed live by the national touring Paisley Craze Band. Doors open an hour and a half early for guests to enjoy pre-show festivities, including Woodstock trivia, tie-dye merchandise, photo booths and more. Presented by The Galveston County Daily News.
7 p.m. Aug. 24; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival [Aug. 30 to Sept. 1]
Toast to the end of summer at the 10th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival featuring more than 400 regional and international craft beers. Events are planned each day over the weekend, including the Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting, BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, Brew-B-Que and more.
Aug. 30 to Sept. 1; Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.brewmastersbeerfest.com
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