Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Sherlock Holmes and the Adventures of The Suicide Club’ [Through Nov. 3]
In the heart of London, behind the impassive facade of a windowless house, some of Europe’s most powerful men gather to play a game. The game is murder, and this is The Suicide Club. But the club has a new member, Sherlock Holmes: brilliant, brooding, the greatest detective in the world. Why does Holmes wish to die? Can his friend Dr. Watson save him? Or doesn’t Holmes want to be saved?
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 3; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ [Through Nov. 10]
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia live a comfortable, if less than satisfied, life in their childhood home, owned by their movie star older sister Masha. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as Masha casually informs them she’s decided to sell their house.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Lone Star Rally [Oct. 31 to Nov. 3]
The streets of Galveston will be rumbling with the sound of tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts as they ride into town for a four-day festival filled with free concerts on two stages and hundreds of vendors and manufacturers showcasing all things Harley-Davidson.
Oct. 31 to Nov. 3; Downtown Galveston and Beach Central Park, 2102 Seawall Blvd.; www.lonestarrally.com
Art League features abstract painter [Oct. 31 to Dec. 1]
Sandy Lamoey’s bold paintings in oil and mixed media (watercolor and fiber paper from Asia) spark imagination and emotion. This award-winning artist will display and offer for sale about a dozen of her abstract paintings during her Featured Artist exhibit.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Oct. 31 to Dec. 1; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; GalvestonArtLeague.com or 409.621.1008
Rotary Club of Galveston Chili Supper [Nov. 6]
For more than four decades, the Rotary Club of Galveston has hosted its annual Chili Supper fundraiser. In addition to homemade chili and rice, guests can purchase tamales to accompany their chili supper, as well as a variety of homemade and specialty desserts.
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 6, Ball High School Cafeteria, 4115 Ave. O, Galveston; 409.939.1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Style Fashion Show & Luncheon [Nov. 7]
Created in the spirit of the holiday season, Holiday Style Fashion Show & Luncheon is where fashion, friends and philanthropy meet. Holiday Style has become Galveston’s premiere fashion and social event of the fall. Featuring a professional runway show produced by Lenny Matuszewski, fashions by TOOTSIES, and luxury live and silent auction packages, you don’t want to miss it.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7, Frances Anne Moody Ballroom, Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 409.772.8267 or nursing.utmb.edu/holiday-style/
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ [Nov. 7-24]
This Tony award-winning musical upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan. This tune-filled, wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels centers on a young orphan, his mates and a precocious young girl named Molly as they fight to keep the contents of a mysterious treasure chest from falling into the clutches of the fearsome villain, Black Stache.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 7-24; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
‘A Tuna Christmas’ [Nov. 8-30]
In this sequel to “Greater Tuna,” it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on the various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest and that Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 8-30 (no showing Thanksgiving Day), 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 17; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
‘Bandstand’ [Nov. 9]
It’s 1945 and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. They form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen, and along the way, discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home.
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 9; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Tejano Music Festival [Nov. 9-10]
Enjoy the best in Tejano music on the plaza stage at the Kemah Boardwalk.
Nov. 9-10; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Brushes by the Beach Outdoor Painting Competition [Nov. 9-16]
Paint Galveston’s great outdoors, one day or every day. Proceeds to benefit Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Adventures for children.
Nov. 9-16; G. Lee Gallery, 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B, Galveston; 409.996.5040 or www.gleegallery.net/Brushes-By-The-Beach-PleinAir
Gingerbread Polar Express [Nov. 15 to Jan. 2]
In honor of The Polar Express Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, The Tremont House is creating a special “Polar Express”-themed gingerbread house, which will be on public display in the hotel lobby.
Nov. 15 to Jan. 2; The Tremont House, 2300 Mechanic St., Galveston
Magical Winter Lights [Nov. 15 to Jan. 5]
The 2019 festival will feature eight themed sections, photo opportunities with Santa Claus, nightly acrobatic performances, authentic arts and crafts created by Chinese artisans, amusement rides and games, live entertainment and dinosaur exhibit complete with dinosaur rides.
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 15 to Jan. 5; Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque; www.magicalwinterlights.com
Hope Festival [Nov. 16]
St. George’s Episcopal Church will host a Hope Festival honoring veterans and their families. The event will feature food trucks, pony and train rides, petting zoo, face painting, silent auction, baked goods and vendor markets.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16; 510 13th Ave. N., Texas City; 409.945.2583 or www.stgeorgetc.org
Galveston Island Market [Nov. 16]
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. Nov. 16; Mechanic and 22nd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Float the Boat [Nov. 16]
Celebrate nature, art and science at Float the Boat, a fundraising gala for Artist Boat. The event will feature dinner, drinks, a silent auction, a drawing for a kayak and more.
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 16, The Trolley Station, 2021 Strand, Galveston, www.artistboat.org/float-the-boat
‘Once’ [Nov. 16-17]
This Broadway musical tells the tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights and their unlikely connection turns out to be far deeper and more complex than an everyday romance.
8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 3 p.m. Nov. 17; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Ice Land: Christmas Around the World [Nov. 16 to Jan. 12]
A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create a festive journey around the world. Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season.
Nov. 16 to Jan. 12; Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Festival of Lights [Nov. 16 to Jan. 12]
As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than
1 million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment.
Nov. 17 to Jan. 6, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 800.582.4673 or www.moodygardens.com
Arbor Day Galveston [Nov. 17]
The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the start of its 10th planting season during the annual Arbor Day Galveston event, featuring a luncheon, libations and silent auction. This year’s Deep Roots award will honor veterinarian Dr. Jackie Cole, who is one of the founders of the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy and has served as president of the organization since its founding in 2009.
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17; The Bryan Museum conservatory, 1315 21st St., Galveston
Seaside Treasure Festival [Nov. 22-23]
The annual Seaside Treasure Festival will feature more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, lunch from the Seaside Café, silent auction, a homemade baked goods booth benefiting Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program and more.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22-23, Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, www.moody.org
Vienna Boys Choir [Nov. 22]
This world-famous group of choristers, ages 9-14, will take The Grand stage for a program including favorite Strauss waltzes, classical masterpieces by Mozart and Haydn, and world-renowned folk songs.
8 p.m. Nov. 22; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Salt Grass Potters Guild Holiday Sale [Nov. 23-24]
The Salt Grass Potters Guild will hold its annual holiday 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 also sculpture.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24, Clear Lake Park meeting room, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook; www.saltgrasspotters.com, 713.410.8599 or 713.851.4012
‘Blood and Holly’ [Nov. 23-24]
In his latest production, Jaston Williams of “Greater Tuna” fame shares memories of his childhood Christmases.
8 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
The Night Before Christmas Gingerbread Village [Nov. 28 to Jan. 2]
In celebration of the holidays, the Hotel Galvez is creating a special “The Night Before Christmas”-themed gingerbread village. This famous poem will be recreated in gingerbread for guests to enjoy. The gingerbread house is on public display in the hotel lobby.
Nov. 28 to Jan. 2; Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston
Home for the Holidays Gift Market [Nov. 29-30]
This holiday market features the region’s most unique gift vendors, who will be offering distinctive home décor, candles, craft foods, accessories and much more for an extraordinary holiday shopping experience.
Noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 30, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com
Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez [Nov. 29]
Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration. Festivities include an appearance by Santa Claus, live holiday entertainment and the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas tree on the front lawn.
6 p.m. Nov. 29, Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston
‘Mary Poppins’ [Nov. 29 to Dec. 15]
When the boisterous children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her chimney sweep friend, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny’s sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Nov. 29 to Dec. 15; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
ArtWalk [Nov. 30]
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. Nov. 30; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Merry Christmas From The Doo Wop Project [Nov. 30]
The Doo Wop Project will put a holiday spin on a show featuring stars of Broadway’s hits “Jersey Boys,” “Motown: The Musical,” and Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale.”
8 p.m. Nov. 30; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
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