Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Master Harold and the Boys’ [through June 6]
A white teen who has grown up in the affectionate company of the two Black waiters who work in his mother’s tea room in Port Elizabeth learns that his viciously racist, alcoholic father is on his way home from the hospital. An ensuing rage unwittingly triggers his inevitable passage into the culture of hatred fostered by apartheid. In-person seating and online streaming available.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 6; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
Rock the Dock [June 3, 10, 17, 24]
The free summer concert series returns to the Kemah Boardwalk with performances every Thursday night through August 19. Already Gone (June 3), Velcro Pygmies (June 10), Nick & The Groove (June 17) and Hamilton Loomis (June 24) will perform.
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 3, 10, 17, 24; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave.; Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Market on the Bayou [June 5]
Join the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce the first Saturday of every month for Market on the Bayou featuring local artisan products and activities.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5; 4512 E Ave., Dickinson; www.marketonthebayou.com
Salt Grass Potters Guild Holiday Sale [June 5-6]
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. Many items are suitable for decoration or as presents.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6; Dickinson Railroad Museum, 218 FM 517 W., Dickinson; 713.851.4012, 832.414.3993 or www.saltgrasspotters.com
Rob Landes at The Grand [June 5-6]
Delight in the music of George Gershwin as Grand favorite Rob Landes shares stories and reminiscences of Gershwin’s brief but brilliant life, drawing on tales of Gershwin music played throughout The Grand’s 126-year history. Landes not only is a consummate musician, but a storyteller who weaves words and music together in his own special style.
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 5 and 3 p.m. June 6; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com
ArtWalk [June 5]
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 5; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Tejano Nights [June 6, 13, 20, 27]
Enjoy the best in Tejano music every Sunday in June.
June 6, 13, 20, 27; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Saltwater Invitational Fishing Tournament [June 10]
Former Galveston County Commissioner Patrick F. Doyle presents the 18th 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 local charities. The Calcutta and Meet and Greet will be held June 9 at TopWater Grill in San Leon.
June 10; 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; 409.220.1252 or email@example.com
Mudbugs and Beer on the Bayou [June 10]
The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual recruiting event returns with music, crawfish, hot dogs, fixings and beer. The chamber’s C-Crewe welcomes the under-40 crowd to network, make connections and see what the young professionals’ group is all about.
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 10; East Beach, Galveston; Ltouchy@galvestonchamber.com
Three Acres Wildflower Market [June 12]
This market will feature more than 30 artisan vendors and boutiques with very limited direct sales. Market items will include clothing, jewelry, home décor, garden gifts, Texas handmade accessories, candles, yard art, soaps and more. Food trucks will open at 9 a.m. for breakfast and will remain open throughout the event. Mimosas, craft cocktails and other beverages will be available at the bar.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12; Three Acres Food Truck Park, 10648 FM 1764, Santa Fe; www.threeacresftp.com
‘First Date’ [June 18 to July 3]
“First Date” is comedic and takes place in a fashionable New York City bistro where Casey and Aaron meet for their blind date. Coming from different backgrounds and carrying radically different emotional baggage, the evening is a near-guaranteed disaster. Through a combination of inner characters and external events, the evening just might, possibly, turn out all right. Tom and Amber, both freshmen at Princeton University, connect in ways that seem innocent at first. As things progress, they find themselves in murky territory that has ramifications that could affect the rest of their lives. Masks are required inside the theater.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 18 to July 3 and 2:30 p.m. June 20 and 27; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org
Texas Outlaw Challenge [June 23-27]
The Ultimate Performance Boat Party of Texas is Back in the Saddle for five days of speedboating events, including the Miss Outlaw Challenge, Gunslinger Shoot Out, Poker Run and Steel Horse Rally.
June 23-27; several locations across Kemah and Seabrook; texasoutlawchallenge.com
Summer Market Day at Peanut Butter Warehouse [June 26]
Escape the heat and cool off inside the Peanut Butter Warehouse Event Center while shopping at more than 30 boutiques on the first floor and many vendor booths on the second floor. There also will be music, a gyro stand and pet adoptions from the Galveston Island Humane Society. Masks are required for all shoppers and vendors.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26; Peanut Butter Warehouse Event Center; 100 20th St., Galveston; peanutbutterwarehouse.com
Ray Benson at The Grand [June 26]
Dominating the Texas music scene since the early 1970s – before it was cool – Ray Benson, 6-foot, 7-inch frontman and founder of the world-renowned Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel is certain to delight and entertain in a unique solo acoustic performance. A nine-time Grammy award-winner, Benson’s set will include hilarious behind-the-scenes stories of working with legends in the industry and secrets behind some of his favorite songs.
5 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 26; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 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 156th anniversary with several events throughout the month.
24th annual Galveston Juneteenth banquet
7 p.m. June 1; Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston; 409.392.0317
Galveston Juneteenth Gala
6:30 p.m. June 10; Ashton Villa, 2310 Broadway, Galveston; 409.392.0317
Juneteenth Golf Tournament
June 15; Bayou Golf Course, 2800 Ted Dudley Drive, Texas City; 409.949.3034; texascitytx.gov
Juneteenth Poetry Slam
7 p.m. June 18; Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City; 409.949.3034; texascitytx.gov
42nd annual Al Edwards’ Juneteenth celebration
10 a.m. June 19; front lawn of Ashton Villa, 2310 Broadway, Galveston; 409.392.0317
‘Absolute Equality’ Mural Dedication
11:30 a.m. June 19; 22nd and Strand streets, Galveston; www.juneteenthlegacyproject.com
1 p.m. June 19; parade will begin at 26th and Ball streets and end at 41st and Ball streets, Galveston; after the parade there will be a picnic; 409.996.5436, 409.682.3419 or 409.392.6306
2 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 19; parking lot of Kermit Courville Stadium, 1429 27th St., Galveston; 409.457.3570
Juneteenth parade and festivities
3 p.m. June 19; Bay Street Park, 800 Bay St. N., Texas City; 409.949.3034; texascitytx.gov
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