Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Actually’ [Through Feb. 1]
Amber and Tom, freshmen at Princeton University, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? “Actually” investigates gender and race policies, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
‘The Tin Woman’ [Through Feb. 9]
“The Tin Woman” tells the story of a woman who receives a heart transplant and her eventual meeting with the family of the donor. Based on a true story, “The Tin Woman” uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family and what it means to be given new life.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 9; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ [Jan. 31 to Feb. 16]
After the loss of her family home to creditors, Blanche DuBois travels from the small town of Laurel, Mississippi, to the New Orleans French Quarter to live with her younger sister and brother-in-law. Blanche laments the shabbiness of her sister’s two-room flat and finds her husband loud and rough. Blanche is in her 30s and, with no money, has nowhere else to go.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Jan. 31 to Feb. 16; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Juried Art Exhibit [Feb. 1-23]
More than 100 works from among the many more entries judged for the Galveston Art League’s Winter Juried Show will be on display in February at the Art League’s downtown gallery.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Feb. 1-23; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; firstname.lastname@example.org or
‘Finding Neverland’ [Feb. 1-2]
The award-winning musical tells the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, Barrie sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers.
8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 2; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Paint Pouring Art Workshop [Feb. 7]
The Galveston Art League will host a workshop teaching methods of acrylic pour painting — with colors magically blending on the canvas — and the effect of heat on the painted canvas. Instructor Troy Knight will provide all materials necessary for attendees to leave with two pour paintings. Bring a hair dryer to dry your paintings and wear something to protect your clothing. The workshop is $30. Register and pay at GalvestonArtLeague.com.
10 a.m. to noon Feb. 7; Galveston Art League, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; 281.451.5814 or email@example.com
Las Vegas Night Fundraiser [Feb. 7]
Food, fun, games and prizes await at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo’s 30th annual fundraiser.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 7; Ed Pickett Hall, Galveston County Fairgrounds, state Highway 6, Hitchcock; www.galvestoncountyfair.com
Menardi Gras [Feb. 7]
Celebrate Mardi Gras 2020 at the site of Galveston’s first celebration of the annual festival in 1853, the Michel B. Menard House. Join Galveston Historical Foundation for a night of food, fun, music and frivolity at the island’s oldest residence.
7 p.m. Feb. 7; Menard House, 1605 33rd St., Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
Mardi Gras Mainland [Feb. 8]
Join the Rotary Club of Texas City for the 10th annual Mardi Gras Mainland “Bubbles and Bling” event. The event starts with a parade at noon on Palmer Highway from 29th Street to 6th Street. The gala begins at 7 p.m. and features a dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions and music from Mambo Jazz Kings. The Royal Court includes nominees from Galveston County Rotary clubs; and the King and Queen will be crowned at the gala. Proceeds from the gala provide funding for the club’s many community and international projects.
Feb. 8, noon parade, 7 p.m. gala; Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; www.mardigrasmainland.com
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Feb. 9]
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Trond Saeverud, will perform a masterworks concert program, featuring Paganini’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” with Saeverud on violin and Howard Hanson’s “Symphony No. 2 Romantic.”
4 p.m. Feb. 9; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ [Feb. 14 to March 1]
Jack Worthing is a fashionable young man who lives in the country with his ward, Cecily Cardew. He has invented a rakish brother named Ernest whose supposed exploits give Jack an excuse to travel to London periodically. Jack is in love with Gwendolen, the cousin of his friend Algernon. Gwendolen, who thinks Jack’s name is Ernest, returns his love, but her mother objects to their marriage because Jack is an orphan who was found in a handbag at Victoria Station. Algernon has been impersonating Ernest in order to woo Cecily, who has always been in love with the imaginary rogue Ernest.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 14 to March 1; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade [Feb. 15]
The boats will parade down Clear Creek Channel by the Kemah Boardwalk and revelers will be showered with beads and doubloons in typical Mardi Gras fashion.
7 p.m. Feb. 15; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; yachtygras.com
Janie O’Farrell: Galveston Art League Featured Artist [Feb. 27 to March 29]
Friendswood artist Janie O’Farrell, who often paints on salvaged building materials, is the Galveston Art League’s Featured Artist for March. The accomplished artist works in many media and has several murals in Friendswood-area restaurants and schools. O’Farrell also taught at the Glassell Junior School in Houston for about 20 years.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Feb. 27 to March 29; noon to 9 p.m. March 7 for ArtWalk; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; firstname.lastname@example.org and 409.938.1671
Dare to Wear Art Workshop [Feb. 29 to March 1]
Artist Bonnie Blue takes time out from “Ellen,” “Great Day Houston” and other TV appearances to teach the Galveston Art League workshop Dare to Wear Art. Blue will provide paints; students should bring a garment to turn into wearable art, small to medium flat paintbrushes, three fine-point Sharpies, one bottle each of gold and silver glitter Tulip paint and a hair dryer. The workshop is $125. Register and pay at GalvestonArtLeague.com.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 1; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; 281.451.5814 or email@example.com
‘An American in Paris’ [Feb. 29]
Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret – and realizes he is not her only suitor. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this award-winning production.
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 29; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
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.