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Sandcastle Viewing & Sandcastle Building Lessons

You're invited to view the sandcastles built Saturday at the 33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition at East Beach! This year, the Galveston Park Board is working to help AIA Sandcastle teams maintain their sandcastles overnight Saturday in order to remain on display throughout the day on Sunday. The organization is also offering free sandcastle building lessons in conjunction with the sandcastle viewing on Sunday, August 25. “We think this is a great opportunity for families to see these awesome structures up close and avoid the crowds,” Galveston Park Board Executive Director Kelly de Schaun said. “And, budding sandcastle builders will get the chance to work with a professional to learn how to build their own.” The sandcastle lessons will take place at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and will be led by Emerson, a nine-year sandcastle building veteran with South Padre Island-based Sandy Feet Sand Castle Services. The lessons will take place near the East Beach Pavilion. Equipment will be provided on a… More Info: East Beach. Contact: 713-520-0155. Summary: You're invited to view the sandcastles built Saturday at the 33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition at East Beach, plus learn how to build sandcastles of your own! Sunday, August 25, 2019. East Beach 1923 Boddeker. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Sean Cowin July Performance Dates: August 4th August 11th August 18th August 25th. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Ceramics Studio

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. All materials and supplies provided.  Beginners welcome! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions. $20 a session when you buy 4 or more classes. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Beach Band Concert

Starting in the 1920's, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. 2019 is the 90th concert season for the Galveston Beach Band. Sponsored by Galveston Island, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provide good clean family fun from June to August. Typical Concert, Salute the colors , Pledge of Allegiance , Music & Song , Brief Island History Reading , Maracas band , Big Drum , Flag Parade , Book prizes , Special Guests Concert… Cost: Free. Summary: Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sealy Pavilion 24th & Sealy St. For more info visit www.galvestonbeachband.org.

Adventures in Art: Happy Hour

Moody Gardens presents Adventures In Art, in collaboration with From The Heart Gallery. Experience local artistry, converse with the artist, and drink something fun and new! Open to the public. More Info: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby Bar 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, with live piano by Laura Magers. August 7th August 14th August 21st August 28th. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Wind Down the Summer Wednesdays Jazz Night

As summer winds down, join us Wednesday nights for music by Island Jazz Project featuring singer Leila Bouillon, bassist Paulo Castillo and pianist Bryan Guevin. The group performs such favorites as “Summertime,” “Fever,” “At Last,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and “Night and Day” as well as other classics. Order your favorite drink, join us for dinner and enjoy the evening. Performances are free and open to the public. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

Toast to the end of summer at the 10th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival in sunny Galveston Island, Texas.  Named a Top 3 beer event by USA TODAY and revered by beer lovers across the region, BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is an immersive multi-day event over Labor Day weekend where visitors can tap into the world of craft beer on island time.  Visitors will flock to Galveston Island August 30 – September 1 in the pursuit of hoppiness and a craft beer experience unlike any other. With hundreds of craft beers, rare “Taste it First” selections, and a Brew-B-Que to boot, this 3-day event offers endless opportunities to learn from the best in the craft beer industry. Whether you are a craft-loyal drinker looking for a new summer fav, or just a newbie learning the ropes, BrewMasters is the ultimate event for experiencing the distinctive world of craft beer. Clifton McDerby, Executive Director of Food & Vine Time Productions, Inc. explained “we have always focused on craft beer education, making sure that… More Info: Moody Gardens. Summary: This Gulf Coast beer festival draws enthusiasts for sun, fun, and samplings of more than 400 regional and international craft beers. Friday, August 30, 2019 – Sunday, September 1, 2019. Moody Gardens 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.brewmastersbeerfest.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, August 30, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music: Dave Thomas

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! August 2019: Friday, August 2nd Ryan Sweeny on the Piano 6pm–9pm , Saturday, August 3rd Thomas Cokinos o the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, August 9th Karen Martin on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Saturday, August 10th Clay Howell on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, August 16th Kirk Hale on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Saturday, August 17th Elvis Live Show on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, August 23rd Jahrel Pickins on the Piano 6pm–9pm , Saturday, August 24th United Charities Live 4pm-12am , Saturday, August 24th Mike & Jayme on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, August 30th Dave Thomas on the Violin 6pm-9pm , Saturday, August 31st Chris Bergeron on the Piano 9pm-12am. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, August 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, August 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Salty Sounds at MOD Coffeehouse

Join MOD Coffeehouse for free live music on our beautiful shaded patio! We are located on the corner of 22nd and Postoffice in the heart of the Postoffice District, which is lined with galleries, restaurants, and shops. <3 Laid back or upbeat Salty Sounds can bring you a mixed genre of your favorite songs. All music is performed clean with no pre-recorded looping effects. Come see this local talented group perform Country, Rock, Pop and more. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffehouse.com. Friday, August 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

GCVA Labor Day Classic

GCVA will host its Labor Day Classic. Free T-Shirts For first 100 Players who check in at the beach.    Entry Fees: $25 per person, $50 per team Divisions:  Men's 2’s A/AA, BB , Women's 2’s A/AA, BB , Junior 2’s 18< 16< 14< 12< , Coed 2's: A, BB Tournament Start Time: Check in: Before 8:30 , Players Meeting: 8:45 , Games Start: 9:00AM -SHARP Register here: http://gcva.wufoo.com/forms/gcva-beach-tournament-registration-form/ ABOUT GCVA: The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA has been producing outdoor volleyball events in the Texas Gulf Coast area for 25 years, and has featured some of the finest talent in the region. During the spring and summer months, the GCVA features an array of high-flying scheduled tournaments at Stewart Beach & East Beach, two of Galveston Island's premier beach parks. Don't miss out on the fun!… More Info: East Beach. Gulf Coast Volleyball Association. Cost: Entry Fee is $25 per person and $50 per team. Contact: (832)928-4120. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 9:00 AM. East Beach. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Basement to Attic Tour

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions. More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30| https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basement-to-attic-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-53811240870. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Brightwire at MOD Coffeehouse

Join MOD Coffeehouse for free live music on our beautiful shaded patio! We are located on the corner of 22nd and Postoffice in the heart of the Postoffice District, which is lined with galleries, restaurants, and shops. <3 "Brightwire is an Americana duo born from a household of musicians and hailing from southeast Texas. Combining elements of folk, rock, country, punk and whatever else they happen to get interested in, they weave tales of lives lived in our world today. For them, music is about inclusion and letting others know they are not alone in their struggles. Samuel Barker (Vocals/Guitar) has come up through the Houston Americana/Alt Country scene with bands like The Wayward Sons, The Dragliners and his own solo endeavors. Kimberly Barker (Vocals/Organ) spent her youth as a member of various choirs, honing her vocal chops. After helping with the recording of Samuel’s solo album, These Lonesome Nights, Kimberly hit the road to help promote the release. A couple of years later, the duo was marr… More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffehouse.com. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Live Music: Chris Bergeron

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! August 2019: Friday, August 2nd Ryan Sweeny on the Piano 6pm–9pm , Saturday, August 3rd Thomas Cokinos o the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, August 9th Karen Martin on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Saturday, August 10th Clay Howell on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, August 16th Kirk Hale on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Saturday, August 17th Elvis Live Show on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, August 23rd Jahrel Pickins on the Piano 6pm–9pm , Saturday, August 24th United Charities Live 4pm-12am , Saturday, August 24th Mike & Jayme on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, August 30th Dave Thomas on the Violin 6pm-9pm , Saturday, August 31st Chris Bergeron on the Piano 9pm-12am. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, September 1, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Celebrating The Grand's 125 Years! Galveston Symphony Orchestra

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Trond Saeverud, performs quality classical music with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement. An average of 60 highly skilled amateur and professional musicians bring unforgettable live concert experiences to Galveston Island with a repertoire of compositions ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. Soprano Megan Stapleton has performed with Houston Grand Opera, GSO, Houston Baroque, Houston’s Bach Society and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, the Paul English Jazz Trio, and many more. More Info: Galveston Symphony Orchestra. The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $40 | Students: $25 | Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=25F7E263-D011-4FE0-A10C-EB36FEE6D0EB. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Go back in time and enjoy a selection of popular music from the 1890s at this special pops concert kicking off the Symphony’s 40th Anniversary season AND celebrating the 125th year of The Grand 1894 Opera House! Concert features Megan Stapleton, soprano. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 4:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galvestonsymphony.org.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm  , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Monday, September 2, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Monday, September 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Ceramics Studio

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. All materials and supplies provided.  Beginners welcome! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions. $20 a session when you buy 4 or more classes. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Adventures in Art: Happy Hour

Moody Gardens presents Adventures In Art, in collaboration with From The Heart Gallery. Experience local artistry, converse with the artist, and drink something fun and new! Open to the public. More Info: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby Bar 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm  , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

After Hours in the Museum

Browse our first-floor galleries, enjoy a glass of wine in La Sirena Cantina, and join Jeff Warren as he examines and discusses one the first classics about the Old West, the book A Texas Cowboy. Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony. Taken from real life by Chas. A Siringo. More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: (409)632-7685. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, September 6, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music: Ryan Sweeny

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, September 6, 2019, 9:00 PM – Saturday, September 7, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Galveston Home & Garden Show

Galveston Fall and Garden Show features plants, home improvement resources, seminars and much more. A family event, plan to spend the day shopping and learning. Two full days: , Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm , Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. Cost: Adults: $8 | Seniors 65 & Older: $6 | Kids 14 & Under $2. Contact: mj@mjnpr.com. Saturday, September 7, 2019 – Sunday, September 8, 2019. Galveston Island Convention Center 5700 Seawall Blvd.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Armand Bayou

Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island. Twenty-two similar bayous feed into Galveston Bay flowing behind Galveston Island into west bay and into the Gulf of Mexico. Mysterious pathways delight moonlight and daylight paddlers as no motorized vessels are allowed on Armand Bayou. This haven for wildlife should not be missed for those wishing to explore the estuary from the freshwater to saltwater environments. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island.  Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve Pasadena, TX. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Saturday Stories

Favorite reads shared aloud in the Children’s Department on the first Saturday of every month. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Movie Nite on The Strand: "Tommy Boy"

Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Movie Nite on the Strand March through October. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy FREE movies and music series in Saengerfest Park located at 23rd and Strand Street. Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Movie Nite films begin at dusk and are the first Saturday of the month with the exception of the March date. 2019 Schedule: March 16: E.T. (1982) , April 6: My Fair Lady (1964) , May 4: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) , June 1: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) , July 6: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) , July 20: First Man (2018) , August 3: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) , September 7: Tommy Boy (1995) , October 5: Goosebumps (2015). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp.com. Summary: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Jahrel Pickins on the Piano

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, September 8, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bingo at the Elks

Enjoy bingo at the Galveston Elks Lodge 126 every second Sunday throughout summer. Doors open at noon and cash prizes will be awarded. Grilled food and beverages are available. Proceeds benefit Elks Texas Charities. Cost: $11.00 and up. Contact: sylviaboi56@gmail.com. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Galveston Elks Lodge 126 1518 Tremont. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm  , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Ceramics Studio

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. All materials and supplies provided.  Beginners welcome! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions. $20 a session when you buy 4 or more classes. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner

Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers a monthly “Dinner with the Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour followed by dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 765-7721. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts are featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65. Contact: 409.765.7721. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm  , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Open Photo Shoot

FREE EVENT! Calling all models, makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers! Escape the mosquitoes and rain and try out our indoor photography studio! Similar to an open mic, we’re hosting Open Photo Shoots on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Our first Open Photo Shoot will be October 10th! It’ll be our first one, so it’ll be a learning curve and we can mature our themes, lighting and process as we get going! Be a part of the team as we make plans and formalize the event going forward and take some test shots/portraits while you’re here! This is a free event! We do ask that everyone make friends, connections and tag each other and the gallery in any social media posts. This will be a lot of fun and we are so happy to be able to host this event for all of those interested! More Info: Cost: FREE. Contact: 4093003009. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner

Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers a monthly “Dinner with the Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour followed by dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 765-7721. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts are featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65. Contact: 409.765.7721. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, September 13, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music: Clay Howell

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Friday, September 13, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Mike Suiero

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, September 13, 2019, 9:00 PM – Saturday, September 14, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Family Day at The Ocean Star: Life on a Rig

Step aboard the Ocean Star and learn about the different kinds of offshore structures, what they do, and who works on them. Come search the museum to learn more about these vehicles at sea-- learn what you would look like as an offshore oil worker, try on safety gear, explore the old control room and participate in a scavenger hunt during your visit. About Ocean Star Family Days: On the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day.  Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using activities or experiments. We encourage parents to bring their children aboard and experience family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Children 18 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperone. Please note this special discount is designed for individual ticket sales and not to be combined with guided group tours or other museum programs. More Info: Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Pier 21. The Strand District. Summary: Ocean Star Family Days promote family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Ocean Star 1900 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Basement to Attic Tour

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions. More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30| https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basement-to-attic-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-53811240870. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Music Nite on The Strand

Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Music Nite on the Strand March through October. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy FREE music  in Saengerfest Park located at 23rd and Strand Street. Music Nites will begin at 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. We encourage everyone to come early and grab a bite to eat at one of the amazing restaurants nearby or shop the stores. A dance floor and limited seating are provided but we want to encourage visitors to bring your own chairs. Music Nite is the second Saturday of each Month March through October, with an additional date in April. 2019 Schedule: March 9: Bare Necessity (Rock) , April 13: Dem Roots (Reggae) , April 27: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) , May 11: Sonic Seduction (Radio Hits) , June 8: John Evans Band (Rock, Country, Blues) , July 13: Sarah Grace and the Soul (Blues, R&B) , August 10: Donovan Keith (Soul) , September 14: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) , October 12: 30i (Rock). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp.com. Summary: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly music under the stars. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Harvest Moon

The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks.  Each walk begins approximately 1/2 hours after sunset. To access the beach labyrinth, use the seawall steps located at 17th and Seawall Boulevard. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:00 PM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Paul Anka: Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way!

In one night Paul Anka pays tribute to the immortal “Chairman of the Board,” and on the same night Paul performs the songs that made him a global legend.  With an amazing run of seven decades of chart-topping hits including his own classic hits, experience an evening with one of the most prolific and versatile artists of any generation.  Sponsored in part by Frost Banking, Investments and Insurance, Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar and Vargas Cut & Catch Links www.paulanka.com. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=B9F36262-D0B9-4AAF-8B09-440231FFB740. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Join us for our Season Opening performance of Paul Anka: Anka Sings Sinatra. Paul Anka pays tribute to the artist that has influenced him more than anyone else throughout his career – Frank Sinatra. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Thomas Cokinos

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, September 15, 2019, 1:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Live Music: Thomas Cokinos

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, September 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Ceramics Studio

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. All materials and supplies provided.  Beginners welcome! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions. $20 a session when you buy 4 or more classes. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm  , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, September 20, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Galveston Restaurant Group presents the 20th Anniversary of a Seriously Fun Evening: IT'S A JUNGLE IN HERE!

Plenty of tables are available for those who want to visit with friends, enjoy the buffet dinner of land and sea delicacies provided by Galveston Restaurant Group, or take a break between bids. This year’s event will include a “Pick-n-Peel Banana” prize game where guests buy a ticket and select their banana to peel for a surprise gift (prize values have a broad price range and include a variety of items and experiences). Also included will be our popular Jungle Elixir (Wine) Pull. Silent auction items will include an Astros Suite Package for 10, a Tom’s Thumb Nursery Christmas Tree delivered to your home and much more! Funds raised support the Serious Fun children’s series and other educational programs at The Grand 1894 Opera House. www.thegrand.com/2019-sf-party. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Tickets: $75.00 | Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2020-serious-fun-party. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Presented by Galveston Restaurant Group, this fun and “Jungle” casual event starts with cocktails and browsing through our wonderful silent auction items. Costumes are optional, but encouraged, because “it’s a Jungle in here” on stage at The Grand! Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Gary Graham

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Karen Martin

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 PM – Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Basement to Attic Tour

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions. More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30| https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basement-to-attic-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-53811240870. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

La Salle’s Ghost: The Origins of Texas’ Boundaries

How did Texas get its present size and shape?? The famous French explorer, Rene Robert Sieur de La Salle, credited with sailing down the Mississippi to its mouth—has much to do with answering this question. Having discovered an efficient link between the Gulf of Mexico and French Canada, La Salle convinced the Sun King (Louis XIV) to sponsor an expedition to set up a French base on the Gulf of Mexico. Although La Salle lost his life in the Texas wilderness, he laid claim to territory previously traveled by Spaniards dating back to Cabeza de Vaca. Although the Spanish quickly mobilized to assert some measure of control over the Texas gulf coast region, the French never really disappeared as rivals and troublemakers. In selling Louisiana to the United States, Napoleon transferred the Texas boundary problem to the upstart republic. Dr. Frank de La Teja, Director of the Texas State Historical Association and former State Historian will share this intriguing story, richly illustrated in 17th, 18th, and 19th… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: (409)632-7685. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Chad Lewis Jazz Group

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, September 22, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

GCVA Season Closer

GCVA will host its Season Closer. Free T-Shirts For first 100 Players who check in at the beach.    Entry Fees: $25 per person, $50 per team Divisions:  Men's 2’s A/AA, BB , Women's 2’s A/AA, BB , Junior 2’s 18< 16< 14< 12< , Coed 2's: A, BB Tournament Start Time: Check in: Before 8:30 , Players Meeting: 8:45 , Games Start: 9:00AM -SHARP Register here: http://gcva.wufoo.com/forms/gcva-beach-tournament-registration-form/ ABOUT GCVA: The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA has been producing outdoor volleyball events in the Texas Gulf Coast area for 25 years, and has featured some of the finest talent in the region. During the spring and summer months, the GCVA features an array of high-flying scheduled tournaments at Stewart Beach & East Beach, two of Galveston Island's premier beach parks. Don't miss out on the fun!… More Info: East Beach. Gulf Coast Volleyball Association. Cost: Entry Fee is $25 per person and $50 per team. Contact: (832)928-4120. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM. East Beach. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Galveston Family Beach Challenge

Giant battle ships, huge bean bags and limbo showdowns are coming to Stewart Beach for the return of the Galveston Family Beach Challenge. The challenge, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will transform a portion of Stewart Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course will include 14 stations for kids and adults with eight new stations this year, including a bean bag game, a life-size battle ship game, limbo, volley balloon, “beam” bag, giant Connect Four and more. Classic favorites like giant Jenga and dominoes, sack races and sandcastle building will return this year as well.  Register your family of 4 for this FREE Event and compete in fun games for prizes! 1st place team wins $2000 in prizes , 2nd place team wins $500 in prizes , 3rd place team wins $250 in prizes For rules and to register in advance, visit http://galvestonchallenge.com/index.php/registration. More Info: Stewart Beach. Cost: Free. Summary: Giant battle ships, huge bean bags and limbo showdowns are coming to Stewart Beach for the return of the Galveston Family Beach Challenge. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Stewart Beach. For more info visit galvestonchallenge.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2:30 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, September 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Seasonal Sunrise Labyrinth Walk: Autumnal Equinox

The public is invited to participate in Seasonal Sunrise labyrinth walks.  Each walk begins approximately 10-15 minutes before sunrise. To access the beach labyrinth, use the seawall steps located at 17th and Seawall Boulevard. Cost: Free. Monday, September 23, 2019, 7:00 AM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Ceramics Studio

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. All materials and supplies provided.  Beginners welcome! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions. $20 a session when you buy 4 or more classes. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm  , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, September 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to be held September 27-28. Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer. For tickets and additional information visit www.galvestonshrimpfestival.com. More Info: Saengerfest Park. Contact: (409)770-0999. Summary: The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival returns September 27-28, 2019 to Saengerfest Park.  Don't miss this annual favorite! Friday, September 27, 2019 – Saturday, September 28, 2019. Saengerfest Park 2302 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonshrimpfestival.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, September 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music: Kirk Hale

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, September 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, September 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Friday, September 27, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Mike & Jayme

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:00 PM – Saturday, September 28, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Basement to Attic Tour

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions. More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30| https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basement-to-attic-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-53811240870. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

PAWS Gala

Don't miss the 20th Annual PAWS Gala, benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society! This year’s event takes place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort.   Guests will enjoy open bar, a snazzy seated dinner, and dancing.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. as guests view the bedtime story inspired vignettes designed for the Elite Pet Owners (EPO).  Guest can choose to dress in the theme of the evening, or simply come in “island casual” attire. In addition to viewing the vignettes and visiting with the Elite Pet Owners, guests will also have the opportunity to bid on an incredible array of valuable silent auction items. For additional information on sponsorships and to purchase tickets, call the Galveston Island Humane Society office at 409.740.1919 or purchase online at www.galvestonhumane.org. The Galveston Island Humane Society was founded in 1981. Located at 6814 Broadway, the shelter is open Monday-Fri… Contact: (409)740-1919. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Galveston Island Convention Center 5600 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galvestonhumane.org.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

The Midtown Men – Tenth Anniversary Tour

The Midtown Men Tenth Anniversary Tour reunites stars from the Original Broadway Cast of the smash hit musical, Jersey Boys . Launched in 2010 from their three year rocket ride together bringing to life the sound story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons , Broadway’s breakout vocal sensation is widely celebrated for their signature renditions of the iconic hits of the 1960s. Together, they have played over 850 concerts across North America, Asia and Europe and have headlined over 35 major symphonies including The National Symphony and repeat engagements with The Boston Pops . Sponsored in part by Hilton Galveston Island Resort, Holiday Inn Resort Galveston On The Beach, Landry’s Hospitality and The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center. Links: http://themidtownmen.com/. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=60FF18F9-4D3C-45AD-A53E-95CB090C607D. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Sharing an anniversary with The Grand, The Midtown Men reunites stars from the Original Broadway Cast of the smash hit musical, Jersey Boys. Launched in 2010 from their three year rocket ride together bringing to life the sound story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Broadway’s breakout vocal sensation is widely celebrated for their signature renditions of the iconic hits of the 1960s. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Dave Thomas on the Violin

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, September 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Live Music: Thomas Cokinos

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! September 2019: Sunday, September 1st Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm–7pm , Wednesday, September 4th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 6th Sean Cowin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 7th Jahrel Pickens on the Piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, September 8th Sean Cowin on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 11th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 13th Mike Suiero on the Piano 9pm-1am , Saturday, September 14th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, September 15th Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, September 18th Laura Magers on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Gary Graham on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, September 20th Karen Martin on the Piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, September 21st Chad Lewis Jazz Group 9pm-12am , … Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, September 29, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

1st Annual Galveston Bull Run Fishing Tournament

The 1st Annual Galveston Run with the Bulls Fishing Tournament will be held on October 3-4, 2019. All activities, including Captain's meetings, weigh in, award ceremony, registration, etc. will be held at Waterman's Restaurant & Marina, located on the West End of Galveston, approximately 1 hour from downtown Houston. This event is hosted by FunctionZ and Redfish Marketing, LLC. Cost: $100 per angler. Contact: maddie@redfishmarketingllc.com. Thursday, October 3, 2019 – Friday, October 4, 2019. Waterman's Restaurant & Marina 14302 Stewart Rd. For more info visit galvestonbullrun.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, October 3, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Thursday, October 3, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, October 4, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

"Million Dollar Quartet"

On December 4, 1956, four young musicians – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins – gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions ever. The Tony Award®-winning smash-hit musical Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life, featuring their timeless and enduring hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and more! Sponsored in part by Hometown Bank Links: https://www.milliondollarquartet.net/. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=02B18970-06E6-49D9-A21A-3DE4F47093B7. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® Award-winning smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons  Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Friday, October 4, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Friday, October 4, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Saturday Stories

Favorite reads shared aloud in the Children’s Department on the first Saturday of every month. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Movie Nite on The Strand: "Goosebumps"

Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Movie Nite on the Strand March through October. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy FREE movies and music series in Saengerfest Park located at 23rd and Strand Street. Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Movie Nite films begin at dusk and are the first Saturday of the month with the exception of the March date. 2019 Schedule: March 16: E.T. (1982) , April 6: My Fair Lady (1964) , May 4: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) , June 1: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) , July 6: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) , July 20: First Man (2018) , August 3: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) , September 7: Tommy Boy (1995) , October 5: Goosebumps (2015). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp.com. Summary: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Lobby Hero"

LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan September 13 - October 5, 2019 Sunday matinee on September 22 This drama/comedy is set entirely in (or just outside) the entryway of a Manhattan apartment building; the play follows a quartet of New Yorkers whose lives criss-cross in that most transitional of places - a lobby. Jeff, a 27-year-old, wee-hours security guard trying to pull his life together after getting kicked out of the Navy for smoking pot. William, Jeff's supervisor who took a chance on Jeff though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Making their evening rounds are two police officers, Dawn, an attractive rookie cop who has a crush on her older much more seasoned partner, Bill. When William's brother is accused of murder, their loyalties are strained. And through it all, Jeff sees it all in a humorous light. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easi… More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, October 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, October 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, October 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Open Photo Shoot

FREE EVENT! Calling all models, makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers! Escape the mosquitoes and rain and try out our indoor photography studio! Similar to an open mic, we’re hosting Open Photo Shoots on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Our first Open Photo Shoot will be October 10th! It’ll be our first one, so it’ll be a learning curve and we can mature our themes, lighting and process as we get going! Be a part of the team as we make plans and formalize the event going forward and take some test shots/portraits while you’re here! This is a free event! We do ask that everyone make friends, connections and tag each other and the gallery in any social media posts. This will be a lot of fun and we are so happy to be able to host this event for all of those interested! More Info: Cost: FREE. Contact: 4093003009. Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Harvest Moon Regatta

The Harvest Moon Regatta® is an annual sailboat race offshore from Galveston, Texas to Port Aransas, Texas. The event is sponsored by Bay Access (a 501(c)(3) corporation and is sponsored by Lakewood Yacht Club.  The next race will begin on October 10, 2019 and will be its 33rd anniversary. The regatta is rich in history and is celebrated by racers all along the gulf coast and beyond. Cost: Free. Contact: (281) 474-2511. Thursday, October 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Galveston Seawall 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Harvest Moon Regatta

The event once dubbed “A Howling Good Time” by Cruising World is back! Founded in 1987, the annual Harvest Moon Regatta event has grown from just under 20 boats to more than 200 boats.  The 150-nautical mile race begins at the Pleasure Pier (Flagship Hotel Pier) in Galveston and follows the Texas coast to Port Aransas over the course of 2 days and 2 nights -- when the night sky is dominated by the beautiful harvest moon. It’s the perfect opportunity to gain offshore sailing experience or add to your sailing certifications. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 25th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.harvestmoonregatta.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, October 11, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, October 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Bike Around the Bay

Experience the natural beauty of Galveston Bay during Bike Around the Bay, a fully supported two-day, 170-mile ride Oct. 12-13, 2019. This unique cycling event takes riders in a complete loop around the largest estuary in Texas (and one of the biggest in North America)! A one-day, 97-mile option is also available. This ride is hosted by and benefits Galveston Bay Foundation (galvbay.org), a nonprofit conservation organization that works to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come. For more information and to register for Bike Around the Bay, visit bikearoundthebay.org. Contact: 281-332-3381. Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Sunday, October 13, 2019. Plantgistix 717 Logistics Dr. Baytown, TX.

Bike Around the Bay

Join Galveston Bay Foundation for its 13th Annual Bike Around the Bay, a two-day 170-mile fully supported ride around Galveston Bay. A one-day, 97-mile option is available. This unique cycling event takes riders in a complete loop around the largest estuary in Texas (and one of the biggest in North America)! All proceeds from this signature fundraising ride directly benefit the Galveston Bay Foundation and its mission to preserve and protect the Bay. This ride is sponsored by Shell. Contact: info@bikearoundthebay.org. Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Sunday, October 13, 2019. Galveston Bay 717 Logistics Drive Baytown, TX.

Galveston Island Greek Festival

The 36th Annual Greek Festival, October 12 - 13, celebrates Hellenism with food, wine, pastries, and dancing. Presented by Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 1824 Ball St. festival hours are Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm and Sunday, noon to 6 pm.  Rain or Shine. Two full days of Opa! and YaSou! the event features authentic food prepared on site, Greek wines, live dancing and entertainment, gifts and tours of the Greek Orthodox Church. Traditional Greek favorites include beef or pork souvlaki (shish kabob), gyro, vegetarian dishes, and a complete dinner of pastitsio, salad, dolmades, olives and meat balls. Pastries are baked by the ladies in the community and are served individually and  in assorted boxes to go. Specialties are baklava, melomacarona, kourambiedes, koulourakia, and paximadia. Don’t miss the made to order loukoumades; a honey puff pastry drizzled with honey, and homemade sweet bread. The gift shop will feature Greek Christmas ornaments, icons, jewelry, paintings, dolls from… Cost: No admission fee. Food & drink sold separately. Contact: (409) 762-3930. Summary: The 36th annual Greek Festival will be Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13 at The Greek Orthodox Church on 19th Street.  Festival hours are Saturday 11am - 8pm, and Sunday noon to 6pm. Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Sunday, October 13, 2019. The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church 714 19th Street. For more info visit www.galvestongreekfestival.com.

Family Day at The Ocean Star: Sources of Energy

In addition to petroleum, learn about nine other energy sources and how each one is important to your everyday life. See if you can put together our energy puzzle, and discover how renewable and non-renewable energy affects your life. About Ocean Star Family Days: On the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day.  Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using activities or experiments. We encourage parents to bring their children aboard and experience family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Children 18 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperone. Please note this special discount is designed for individual ticket sales and not to be combined with guided group tours or other museum programs. More Info: Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Pier 21. The Strand District. Summary: Ocean Star Family Days promote family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Ocean Star 1900 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

ArtWalk

For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. Now spreading to other parts of the Island, ArtWalk occurs approximately every six weeks. Not a street festival, ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls"—restaurants and retail stores. One of the Galveston Arts Center's largest programs, ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center & Other Galleries 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Music Nite on The Strand

Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Music Nite on the Strand March through October. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy FREE music  in Saengerfest Park located at 23rd and Strand Street. Music Nites will begin at 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. We encourage everyone to come early and grab a bite to eat at one of the amazing restaurants nearby or shop the stores. A dance floor and limited seating are provided but we want to encourage visitors to bring your own chairs. Music Nite is the second Saturday of each Month March through October, with an additional date in April. 2019 Schedule: March 9: Bare Necessity (Rock) , April 13: Dem Roots (Reggae) , April 27: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) , May 11: Sonic Seduction (Radio Hits) , June 8: John Evans Band (Rock, Country, Blues) , July 13: Sarah Grace and the Soul (Blues, R&B) , August 10: Donovan Keith (Soul) , September 14: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) , October 12: 30i (Rock). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp.com. Summary: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly music under the stars. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

"Give 'Em Hell Harry!" starring Clifton Daniel

GIVE ‘EM HELL, HARRY! – written by Samuel Gallu, is a faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency. It spans his childhood, his “political apprenticeship” as a judge in Jackson County, MO, his years in the US Senate and his momentous two terms as President. Actor James Whitmore originated the role in 1975. Clifton Truman Daniel took up the mantle in October 2017, marking the first time in history a US President would be portrayed onstage by a direct descendant….in this case, his oldest grandson. This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts and sponsored in part by Kempner Capital Management, INC. Links https://www.ctrumandaniel.com/. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=768AEE98-DC87-4A74-BB3C-C8B0ED2ACDCA. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: GIVE ‘EM HELL, HARRY! – written by Samuel Gallu, is a faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency.  Starring Clifton Daniel, President Truman’s oldest grandson. Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, October 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bingo at the Elks

Enjoy bingo at the Galveston Elks Lodge 126 every second Sunday throughout summer. Doors open at noon and cash prizes will be awarded. Grilled food and beverages are available. Proceeds benefit Elks Texas Charities. Cost: $11.00 and up. Contact: sylviaboi56@gmail.com. Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Galveston Elks Lodge 126 1518 Tremont. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Seventh

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Trond Saeverud, performs quality classical music with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement. An average of 60 highly skilled amateur and professional musicians bring unforgettable live concert experiences to Galveston Island with a repertoire of compositions ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. Soloist Evelyn Chen was hailed by the New York Times as “a pianist to watch [with] brilliant technique” who has performed with major orchestras across the globe and won several international competitions. Her recordings have received international critical acclaim. Evelyn is a co-founder of the GSO Moody Mansion Music series. More Info: Galveston Symphony Orchestra. The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $40 | Students: $25 | Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=7449FC30-CE30-4B86-9CD3-60096311197A. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Classical masterworks concert program of Ethel Smyth’s “Wreckers Overture;” Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” with Evelyn Chen, piano; and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7.”. Sunday, October 13, 2019, 4:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galvestonsymphony.org.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Hunter's Moon

The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks.  Each walk begins approximately 1/2 hours after sunset. To access the beach labyrinth, use the seawall steps located at 17th and Seawall Boulevard. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 13, 2019, 7:10 PM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

22nd Annual ARToberFEST

Galveston’s premier juried fine arts Festival - will transform historic downtown Postoffice Street into an open air gallery bursting with color and culture from all over the United States. Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, the festival will take place Saturday, October 19, 10am -6pm; and Sunday, October 20, 11am -5pm; and will represent 14 different forms of artistic media. The event will be held in the heart of Galveston’s Downtown Cultural Arts District on Postoffice Street between 20th and 23rd Streets. Created in 1997 by founding coordinator Kathy Modzelewski to promote fine art in the Galveston County area, the event has grown from 30 artisans and 500 attendees to over 100 participating artists from across the U.S. showcasing their work to more than 7,500 attendees. During the past twenty-two years the festival has grown in popularity and will extend its footprint this year to include an additional block.  In addition to the extensive selection of art, festival goers can also enjoy a wine ba… More Info: The Strand District. Cost: $5 per person | Kids 12 & Under: Free. Contact: spiel@thegrand.com. Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Sunday, October 20, 2019. Downtown 2020 Postoffice St.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Sam Houston: Giant of the Frontier

Sam Houston (1793-1863) is remembered today primarily for his activities in Texas, but in fact, he was also a giant of the frontier and a dominant American political figure in the 1800s. Join Denton Florian, historian, and executive producer of the celebrated documentary, Sam Houston, as he presents an overview of Houston’s personality, life, leaderships, and importance to Texas! More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Museum Members: FREE, Non-members: $10 ticket. Contact: rebecca@thebryanmuseum.org. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

38th Annual Island Oktoberfest

Galveston's premier fall festival - the 38th Annual Island Oktoberfest - kicks off Friday evening, October 25, 2019 from 5-10 pm and continues Saturday, October 26 from 11 am - 10 pm. This fun, family weekend will feature: continuous live entertainment on 2 stages, an expanded menu of authentic German food and libations, Cake Wheel, shopping for fine arts, crafts and gifts in the historic 1860 Lyceum, a lively auction, new and exciting fun, family children's activities, and much more. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.762.8477. Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. First Lutheran Church 2415 Winnie St. For more info visit galvestonoktoberfest.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, October 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Silent Film with Rob Landes: "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Playing the dual roles of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Barrymore was hailed by a critic who praised his portrayal as “a thing of fine shadows and violent emotions.” Long before the age of digital sound and computerized special effects, silent film actors transported audiences to worlds of romance, comedy, adventure and horror without uttering a single word. Landes’s magical underscoring of this film will transport you! Sponsored in part by Galveston Limousine Links: https://www.gulfcoastentertainment.com/band-type/pianists/rob-landes/. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=77BDDB36-35A9-4D1E-8538-A7A25C780734. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: An annual Halloween tradition, Rob Landes reprises his specially created, totally improvised musical score for the showing of John Barrymore’s 1920 silent film classic, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Come in costume if you dare! Friday, October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.