Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
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
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Sept. 1]
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Trond Saeverud, will open its 2019-20 season with a pops concert celebrating The Grand’s 125th anniversary.
4 p.m. Sept. 1; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
United Way of Galveston Campaign Kick-off Luncheon [Sept. 5]
Join Galveston community and business leaders as they help the United Way of Galveston kick off its 96th annual workplace giving campaign.
11:30 a.m. Sept. 5; Frances Anne Moody Ballroom, Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.uwgalv.org or 409.762.4357
‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ [Sept. 5-22]
Set in 1930s Hollywood, “Moonlight and Magnolias” takes a fun, farcical look behind-the-scenes into the making of the beloved film classic “Gone with the Wind.”
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 5-22; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
Seaside Senior Expo [Sept. 6]
This free community resource fair for seniors and family caregivers, presented by Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program, will feature senior care providers and services, door prizes, snacks and lunch for senior attendees and education sessions.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6; Moody Methodist Church gym, 2803 53rd St., Galveston; 409.741.2538
‘Sweeney Todd’ [Sept. 6-22]
Sweeney Todd, unjustly exiled, returns to 19th-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 6-22; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Galveston Home & Garden Show [Sept. 7-8]
Celebrate the fall equinox at the Galveston Home & Garden Show featuring plants, home improvement resources, seminars and more.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.galvestonhomeandgarden.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Sept. 7]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. September’s showing is “Tommy Boy” (1995).
Sept. 7; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
‘Lobby Hero’ [Sept. 13 to Oct. 5]
A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 13 to Oct. 5; 2:30 p.m. matinée Sept. 22; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
Craft Beer Festival [Sept. 14]
Sample fall, hand-crafted beers and enjoy music at the Kemah Boardwalk.
Galveston Bay Orchid Society Show and Sale [Sept. 14-15]
Explore the magical world of orchids at the Galveston Bay Orchid Society’s Show and Sale — “A Symphony of Orchids” — featuring raffle drawings, orchid displays and vendors.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15; Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake, 3000 E. NASA Parkway, Houston; www.galvestonbayorchidsociety.org
Old Smokey Cook-off [Sept. 14]
Head to 6th Street in Texas City for a day of family fun and competitive cooking. Proceeds for the sixth annual cook-off will benefit The Independence Village.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14; downtown 6th Street, Texas City; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Papier Mache Workshop [Sept. 14-15]
Artist Billie Brinkley leads a two-day workshop in which participants will craft a papier mache creature. No experience needed. The cost is $150.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 and noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15; Galveston Art League, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com or 832.752.3280
Music Nite on The Strand [Sept. 14]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park on the second Saturday of the month. Fab Five will perform Sept. 14.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 14; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way [Sept. 14]
The Grand’s 125th Legendary Anniversary Season will open with a performance by Paul Anka, who will pay tribute to the immortal “Chairman of the Board” as he performs the songs that made Frank Sinatra a global legend.
8 p.m. Sept. 14; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Art in the Gardens [Sept. 18]
Local school groups can discover their inner artist with this free event that gives children and youth with disabilities a chance to be creative in a safe and fun environment while allowing them to explore interactive art stations and live entertainment in the gardens.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18; Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.moodygardens.org
Rock the Dock Encore [Sept. 19, 26]
An extension of the summer concert series on the Kemah Boardwalk with a live band.
6 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Clear Creek Harbour House Concerts [Sept. 20]
Meet your neighbors and experience a “house concert” featuring a performance by Nashville rising stars The Young Fables, a modern traditional country duo comprised of three-time American Idol veteran Laurel Wright and accomplished guitarist and vocalist Wesley Lunsford. Clear Creek Harbour House Concerts is a neighborhood concert series for music lovers and live music supporters in League City and the surrounding area. Each concert features a potluck/social meet-and-greet followed by a live music performance. Address and food details are shared with committed attendees before each show.
Sept. 20, 6:15 p.m. potluck dinner, 7:30 p.m. music; www.clearcreekharbourhouseconcerts.org
‘Rumors’ [Sept. 20 to Oct. 6]
In this farce written by Neil Simon, four couples arrive at a party celebrating the 10th wedding anniversary of New York’s deputy mayor and his wife, only to find the mayor wounded in bed and the wife missing.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 20 to Oct. 6; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Art League Portrait Workshop [Sept. 21]
Eddie Filer will lead participants through the fundamentals of portraits in oil, graphite pencil and pastels. Filer, an award-winning artist who holds a master’s degree in fine art, frequently exhibits in Houston and Galveston County and teaches privately in his Texas City studio. The cost is $85.
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com or 409.938.1671
Galveston Island Market [Sept. 21]
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. Sept. 21; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Texas Trade Days [Sept. 21]
Find hundreds of unique products and gifts from a wide variety of local and statewide vendors at the second annual Galveston County Trade Days.
Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 21; Galveston County Fairgrounds, 10 Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock; www.texastradedays.com
Cigar Box Guitar Festival [Sept. 21]
Enjoy the best melodies from homemade stringed instruments by a unique group of musicians.
Sept. 21; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival [Sept. 27-28]
The 10th annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival returns to the Historic Strand District. Festivities kick off Sept. 27 with a VIP Sponsor Party and Texas Size Shrimp Dinner. Activities on Sept. 28 include a 5K fun run/walk, shrimp gumbo cook-off, gumbo tasting, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, live music, vendors, boat display and a Strand Merchant Walk-About.
Sept. 27-28; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston; www.galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com
Athletic and Skills Challenge [Sept. 28]
Hosted by The Nick Gary Foundation, the fourth Annual Athletic and Skills Challenge is a family-friendly event providing fun and funds for annual $1,000 scholarships. The event features a 5K fun run/walk, DJ, barbecue, home run derby, softball and kickball tournaments, and free youth activities: three-point shoot out, skill challenges and basketball tournament.
Sept. 28; Carver Park and Carver Park Community Center, 6615 Park Ave., Texas City; www.thenickgaryfoundation.com
Paws Gala [Sept. 28]
Join the Galveston Island Humane Society as it salutes Dr. Lea Fistein during the 19th annual Paws Gala — BONEhemian Rhapsody. The event will feature live and silent auctions, an open bar, seated dinner and dancing. KPRC chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley will be the master of ceremonies.
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 28; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.galvestonhumane.org or 409.740.1919
The Midtown Men 10th Anniversary Tour [Sept. 28]
The Midtown Men 10th Anniversary Tour takes center stage at The Grand with a high-octane musical show celebrating the best of the 1960s, including hits from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Chicago, Elvis, The Temptations, The Four Seasons and more.
8 p.m. Sept. 28; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
The Art of Saving Sea Turtles [Sept. 29]
The Turtle Island Restoration Network will host its second annual fundraiser The Art of Saving Sea Turtles, celebrating local sea turtle conservation and community art. The event includes a silent auction, beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 29; The Bryan Museum conservatory, 1315 21st St., Galveston; 409.795.8426, email@example.com or www.seaturtles.org
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