Featured Artist: Collage specialist Nancy Newman [March 3-26]

Nancy Newman, known for her award-winning collages, is the Galveston Art League Gallery’s featured artist. Newman’s creations include coastal themes such as seabirds, shells and mermaids. All of the pieces by Newman and other league members are for sale in the gallery and on the nonprofit organization’s website.

Noon to 6 p.m. Fridays to Sundays from March 3-26; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., Galveston; galvestonartleague.com or gallery2117@gmail.com

An Evening with Jaston Williams [March 4]

Jaston Williams of “A Tuna Christmas” fame returns to The Grand stage with some of his favorite stories. A question-and-answer session will follow the show.

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 4; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com

ArtWalk [March 4]

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. March 4; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org

Rob Landes will open the 2021-2022 season Saturday, Oct. 3, 2021, at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston.

Rob Landes Trio: The American Songbook II [March 5]

Grand favorite Rob Landes will play a collection of the most influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century.

4 p.m. March 5; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com

Women’s Market and Fashion Show [March 9]

The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce will present a spring market featuring local women-owned businesses in Bay Area Houston.

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 9; Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 400 W. Walker St., League City; www.leaguecitychamber.com or 281.338.7339

The Commodores: William “WAK” King, Walter “Clyde” Orange and James Dean “JD” Nicholas.

The Commodores [March 10-11]

Renowned for R&B hits “Just to Be Close to You,” “Easy” and “Brickhouse,” to name a few, The Commodores will bring soulful tunes to The Grand stage for two performances.

8 p.m. March 10-11; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com

‘La Cage Aux Follies’ [March 10 to April 8]

Georges, the manager of a drag night club, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction, fall into a farcical adventure when Georges’ son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents to meet them. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans. The results are a hilarious, heartwarming tale about the real meaning of family, and the power of love and understanding to dissolve the walls between “us” and “them.”

8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from March 10 to April 8 and 2:30 p.m. March 19 and 26; Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic St., Galveston; 409.762.3556 or islandetc.org

Corvette Chevy Expo and Galveston Craft Show [March 18-19]

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, this all-Chevrolet event features world-class show cars, major national vendors and live entertainment. Held in conjunction with the Corvette Chevy Expo, the Galveston Craft Show features all handmade items from local artists and crafters.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 18 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 19; Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.corvettechevyexpo.com and galvestoncraftshow.com

Yamato: The Wings of Phoenix [March 18]

The Drummers of Japan return to North America this year celebrating the group’s 30th anniversary with a new production. This troupe from Japan’s Nara Prefecture will perform a high-energy program on enormous traditional taiko drums.

8 p.m. March 18; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com

‘Playing Doctor’ [March 23-26]

Rob Brewster’s parents are very proud of their son the doctor. What they don’t know is that Rob has used all the money they gave him for medical school to live on as he as has pursued his fledgling writing career. Inevitably, Rob’s day of reckoning comes when his parents arrive for a visit.

8 p.m. March 23-25 and 2 p.m. March 25-26; Clear Creek Community Theatre in residence at the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston; www.clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com or 281.335.5228

The StepCrew [March 24]

The StepCrew is a dynamic dance production combining three styles of percussive dance — Irish, Tap and Ottawa Valley — in a fully realized theatrical setting. Accompanied by some of the most virtuosic musicians from the Celtic, traditional and rock genres, The StepCrew achieves the ultimate balance of respecting traditional forms of dance and creating exciting modern fusions never seen or heard before.

8 p.m. March 24; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 409.765.1894 or www.thegrand.com

Celtic Festival [March 25]

Don your kilt and celebrate Celtic culture with bagpipes, beer, dancing, little celts highland games, live music, performances and more at the Kemah Boardwalk.

1 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 25; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com

Casino for a Cause [March 25]

The 11th annual Casino for a Cause, supporting the Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County will honor Constable Jimmy Fullen plus The Bouvier Family Foundation. This gala boasts an evening of gaming, a silent and live auction, cocktails and crafted bites, along with music for Vegas-style fun.

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 25; Roof Garden, 2214 Strand, Galveston; www.eventbrite.com

‘The Lightning Thief’ [March 27]

When Zeus’ master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy Jackson becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. This Serious Fun Children’s Series performance is recommended for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

10 a.m. March 27; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 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 calendar@coastmonthly.com.

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