Galveston Restaurant Week [Through Feb. 5]

Every winter, this culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from dozens of Galveston’s best restaurants, and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. No tickets or passes are required. Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during Galveston Restaurant Week. Returning this year, restaurants also will be collecting charitable donations to be distributed to local community groups, including Galveston ISD Educational Foundation, Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County and Teen Health Center Inc.

Through Feb. 5; various locations around Galveston;

‘Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ [Feb. 2-19]

Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun.

8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 2-19; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or

‘The Gruffalo’ [Feb. 3]

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This Serious Fun Children’s Series performance is recommended for children ages 3 and older.

10 a.m. Feb. 3; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or

Contest Art on Exhibit [Feb. 3-26]

The Galveston Art League Gallery will display more than 100 works accepted into its Winter Juried Show. Artists from throughout the region compete with their best paintings, photographs, digital art, 3-D works and mixed media pieces. Items also are for sale online at

Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 3-26; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston;

Menardi Gras [Feb. 3]

Kick off Mardi Gras at the site of Galveston’s first celebration: the 1853 Menard House. Presented by the Galveston Historical Foundation, the event features food, fun, music and frivolity.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 3; 1853 Menard House, 1605 33rd St., Galveston; and

Connections of the Heart Gala [Feb. 4]

The Family Service Center of Galveston County will present its annual Connections of the Heart Gala – Venetian Masquerade. The center will honor the International Longshoremen’s Association – South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District as its community champion.

6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 4; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston;

Mardi Gras Mainland Gala [Feb. 4]

The Rotary Club of Texas City will present the 13th annual Mardi Gras Mainland Gala “Boots & Bead-Dazzled” featuring dinner, an open bar, silent and live auctions, a raffle and live entertainment from the Al White Band & DJ Norty. Proceeds from the gala provide funding for the club’s many community and international projects.

7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 4; Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., Texas City;

The Romeros Quartet

The Romeros Quartet

The Romeros Quartet [Feb. 4]

The world’s first classical guitar quartet will make its debut on The Grand stage as “The Royal Family of Guitar” celebrates 60 years of classical guitar legacy.

8 p.m. Feb. 4; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or

Ready, Set, Spring online plant sale [Feb. 10-11]

The Galveston County Master Gardeners will present an online plant sale featuring fruit and citrus trees, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, lilies and perennials.

Noon Feb. 10 to noon Feb. 11;

Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K [Feb. 11]

Kick off your Mardi Gras Galveston weekend with this fun run/walk in the downtown entertainment district. Participants will receive special goodies, including general admission access to Mardi Gras Galveston Entertainment District on Feb. 10-11.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11; 24th and Mechanic streets, Galveston; or

Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade [Feb. 11]

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. 11; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah;

Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group [Feb. 15-16]

Iconic Texas country crooner Lyle Lovett will share the stage with his Acoustic Group — an exceptional group of roots country musicians — for an intimate concert accented with a different spin on country classics old and new.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or

Mardi Gras Golf Classic [Feb. 16]

The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its Mardi Gras Golf Classic featuring a raffle, silent auction, awards and dinner reception.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16; Bayou Golf Course, 2800 Ted Dudley Drive, Texas City; or 281.338.7339

International Fly Fishing Film Festival [Feb. 24-25]

This festival celebrates the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. Check out vendor booths and the latest gear, raffles and door prizes, live music, film screening and after-party.

6 p.m. to midnight Feb. 24-Feb. 25; Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; or 409.744.4673

Kingdom Choir

The Kingdom Choir

The Kingdom Choir [Feb. 24]

London’s The Kingdom Choir features vibrant vocals and stunning harmonies. This concert will include soulful renditions of traditional gospel classics and popular contemporary music.

8 p.m. Feb. 24; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or

Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Feb. 26]

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Trond Saeverud, will perform its Valentine’s Concert featuring gorgeous arias, orchestra showpieces and ending with Respighi’s thrilling Pines of Rome. International opera star Ji-Young Jeon will perform.

4 p.m. Feb. 26; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or or

‘The Ugly Duckling’ [Feb. 28]

Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known tale comes to life with a menagerie of mischievous animals, inventive physicality and live music and songs. This Serious Fun Children’s Series performance is recommended for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

10 a.m. Feb. 3; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or

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