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Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Monday, December 10, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Blake's Football Monday Nights

Enjoy football, food and fun every Monday night at Blake's Bistro! Indulge in featured appetizers, beer specials and prizes every quarter. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $15.95. Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Art Club for Kids – Fall Semester

Perfect for home schoolers or after school, our child-centered, mixed age group, work-at-your-own-level approach is modeled after well-known and successful primate learning institutions with small student-to-teacher ratios. Our instructors are working artists who specialize in childrens' education, with a focus on expanding students' experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspirations. Instructor: Jessica Ninci, MFA in Painting. No classes on November 20 (Thanksgiving week). More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $20/class ($150 for the full, 15-week semester, register for Spring 2019 by January 18! Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St.

Ceramics Studio (For Adults)

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. Use ancient techniques to make contemporary art pieces, using: Pinching , Slab construction , Coil Construction The instructor will help you solve technical and creative problems, like how to securely join corners, attach handles, make lids fit tightly, and apply a variety of surface treatments and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings take place monthly.  At least two sessions are needed to create your work, and then glaze it after it has been fired. AGES 14-ADULT I MATERIALS PROVIDED Our flexible Schedule lets YOU DECIDE what to work on and how long to take. Choose from a list of guided projects or let our instructor help you take your designs to the next level. Start any time by purchasing passes and using them as you go. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions or $75 for 4. Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 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 “Dinner with the Ghosts” twice this month. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides guests through the ghostly past of the hotel during a 1 ½ hour tour followed by three-course dinner in Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $60 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 765-7721. See special offers for details on overnight package at www.HotelGalvez.com. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $60/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

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, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Piano Lounge: Featuring Laura Magers

23rd Street Station hosts its Piano Lounge, Laura Magers on Piano.  Laura is a talented pianist and vocalist who should not be missed.   Performing weekly from 6pm – 9pm.  Ladies night drink specials:  $3 Cosmos & $5 well martini’s. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Thursday, December 13, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.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, December 13, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Sip 'N Shop on The Strand

Come stroll Downtown Galveston's Historic Strand and find unique and wonderful gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself. While shopping, relax and enjoy a sip of wine. Join us! The following shops will be offering refreshments, specials and some gift wrapping: The Admiralty , Christmas on The Strand , Gracie's , Head to Footsies , Jewel Gardens , Strand Brass , Tina's on The Strand , Dorothy May's , Play on The Strand , Pardon My French , And several more…. More Info: The Strand District. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner

Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers “Dinner with the Ghosts” twice this month. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides guests through the ghostly past of the hotel during a 1 ½ hour tour followed by three-course dinner in Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $60 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 765-7721. See special offers for details on overnight package at www.HotelGalvez.com. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $60/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Holiday Sing-Along at the Toujouse Bar

The Tremont House’s Duo du Jour will lead guests in a holiday sing-along from 7 to 10 p.m. accompanied by everyone’s favorite Christmas songs. Enjoy carefully crafted winter drink specials at deep discounts and complimentary hors d’oeuvres during the holiday cheer. More Info: The Tremont House. Toujouse Bar. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, December 14, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

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 and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, December 14, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Friday, December 14, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Cheer on the PIer

Spend your Saturdays at the Pleasure Pier with Santa! Families can watch holiday movies, enjoy kids activities and rides! Activities at Santa’s Workshop are from 12pm-4pm and include photos with Santa, letters to Santa and cookie decorating. Holiday movies are from 7:00pm -9:00pm. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Saturday, December 15, 2018. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Saturday, December 15, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Breakfast with Santa

This event is limited to the first 180 people for each reservation time. ***RSVP by end of day on the Thursday prior to each event Cost: $30/adult and $18 per child Member Cost: $25/adult and $15 per child (Cost includes breakfast, a souvenir photo & Santa and Friends Meet & Greet) Please note this event is open to members and non-members on a first come, first-serve basis. Tickets: https://tickets.moodygardens.com/webstore/landingPage. More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Adults: $30 | Child: $18. Contact: (800)582-4673. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. The Garden Restaurant Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. 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, December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Santa Train

Come enjoy an afternoon with Santa! Santa arrives at noon and will be available in the Depot to meet with children and take pictures. Train rides on the Harborside Express will at noon with Santa's arrival. Special Event Admission: $12 Children age 12 and under are free Ticket to ride the Train: $5, ages 3+. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Cooking Class: Kids Gingerbread House Workshop at 11am!

Its that magical time of year! The Kitchen Chick is pleased to offer two gingerbread house decorating parties with local baking guru Stephanie Conti! Join us for some festive holiday fun on Saturday, December 15! Kids just need to bring their imagination and creativity - we'll supply the rest! Hot apple cider and cookies will be served. Class price includes one child accompanied by one adult and a gingerbread house to take home. Open to kids 5 years and up. Space is limited! $35/registration (child + adult) Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (FB comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes can be made by calling… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $35/(child + adult). Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Oaks Annual Chili Cookoff and Holiday Market

Chili Cook off and Pop Up Holiday Market benefiting the Galveston Humane Society. Cost: Free to attend. Contact: theoaksgalveston@gmail.com. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Oaks Bar 12410 Stewart Rd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea

Each holiday season The Grand’s Board of Directors and Advisory Committee bake cookies, gather decorations and polish the tea service for this annual event. A fundraiser that benefits The Grand’s education programs, The Nutcracker Tea has become an annual tradition for many families.  Bring your cameras – but we’ll have photographers on hand to snap your family photos with dancers from City Ballet of Houston’s Nutcracker cast.  Just perfect for ballet enthusiasts of all ages! Please note: Tickets to the Nutcracker Afternoon Tea do not include seats to a performance of The Nutcracker. Performance tickets must be purchased separately. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Child: $25 | Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-nutcracker-tea. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: An annual tradition at The Grand!  Treat your favorite little girl or boy to the Nutcracker Afternoon Tea. This delightful event features tea-time fare of finger sandwiches, cookies, punch and of course, tea! Get your photo with our Nutcracker dancers. A perfect complement to a performance of The Nutcracker ballet. Make this your new family holiday tradition. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12:30 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. 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, December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Santa on The Strand

Come say hello to Santa at Saengerfest Park from 1pm-4pm on December 8th, 15th and 22nd and find out if you’ve been naughty or nice. Bring the family and get your picture taken with Santa or inside a giant blow-up snow globe. More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

"The Nutcracker" presented by City Ballet of Houston

City Ballet of Houston proudly returns to The Grand 1894 Opera House with its production of The Nutcracker!  CBH is a non-profit regional dance company and Honor Company of Regional Dance America, recognized for its years of training youth and professional dancers. Founder, Margo Marshall, began the company training dancers for professional careers, and many have gone on to prestigious companies around the U.S.  When founded, the company was known as Greater Houston Civic Ballet, and its home theater was at Kinkaid School in Houston. In the ‘80s, the name was changed to City Ballet of Houston, and The Nutcracker productions and partnership with The Grand were born. The company continues its exceptional training and artistic vision under the direction of Luis Fuente, a former principal dancer in the Joffrey Ballet, and Mary Beth Arrington, who danced with and then served as co-artistic director with CBH for many years.  They have worked tirelessly to carry on Ms. Marshall’s vision. The Artists-in… 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=9244AB22-3502-4CD4-BD54-5F70E7C19E95. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: An annual holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” will delight audiences of all ages.  It tells the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a fierce battle against a Mouse King.  Following the afternoon performances, join us to experience the behind the scenes magic of "The Nutcracker"!  You will have an opportunity to hear a brief presentation about the ballet and meet the dancers.  This special presentation is included with your ticket to the Saturday or Sunday matinee p… Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Cooking Class: Kids Gingerbread House Workshop at 2pm!

Its that magical time of year! The Kitchen Chick is pleased to offer two gingerbread house decorating parties with local baking guru Stephanie Conti! Join us for some festive holiday fun on Saturday, December 15! Kids just need to bring their imagination and creativity - we'll supply the rest! Hot apple cider and cookies will be served. Class price includes one child accompanied by one adult and a gingerbread house to take home. Open to kids 5 years and up. Space is limited! $35/registration (child + adult) Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (FB comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes can be made by calling… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $35/(child + adult). Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

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 and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

"The Nutcracker" presented by City Ballet of Houston

City Ballet of Houston proudly returns to The Grand 1894 Opera House with its production of The Nutcracker!  CBH is a non-profit regional dance company and Honor Company of Regional Dance America, recognized for its years of training youth and professional dancers. Founder, Margo Marshall, began the company training dancers for professional careers, and many have gone on to prestigious companies around the U.S.  When founded, the company was known as Greater Houston Civic Ballet, and its home theater was at Kinkaid School in Houston. In the ‘80s, the name was changed to City Ballet of Houston, and The Nutcracker productions and partnership with The Grand were born. The company continues its exceptional training and artistic vision under the direction of Luis Fuente, a former principal dancer in the Joffrey Ballet, and Mary Beth Arrington, who danced with and then served as co-artistic director with CBH for many years.  They have worked tirelessly to carry on Ms. Marshall’s vision. The Artists-in… 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=69EFF113-0609-47CB-81A9-DB42FBB53D16. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: An annual holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” will delight audiences of all ages.  It tells the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a fierce battle against a Mouse King.  Following the afternoon performances, join us to experience the behind the scenes magic of "The Nutcracker"!  You will have an opportunity to hear a brief presentation about the ballet and meet the dancers.  This special presentation is included with your ticket to the Saturday or Sunday matinee p… Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6:30 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Sunday, December 16, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon

The Santa Hustle 5K and half marathon is coming soon! You don’t want to miss this magical race on December 16, 2018, which begins and ends at Moody Gardens. The Santa Hustle creates an exciting environment for participants and spectators of all ages, while embracing the reason for the season! Cookie and candy stations, along with holiday music and cheer, will abound along the course. After the race will be an awards ceremony where awards will be given for the best individual and group costume, as well as winners in each of the race categories who can boast, toast and sing holiday carols off key! Santa Hustle also makes a difference in the lives of others. The race will donate a portion of the profits to Galveston County Food Bank. More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $10-$80. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.santahustle.com.

Breakfast with Santa

Children of all ages and their families are welcome to enjoy a fantastically festive, fun-filled morning-complete with a lavish holiday breakfast buffet with Santa. Please call 409.744.8266 for reservations. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $17.95. Contact: (409)744-8266. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.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, December 16, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.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/. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Holiday Celebrations at The Bryan Museum

Enjoy traditional hot wassail, cookies & cocoa, holiday cheer, and photo-ops throughout the museum and gardens. The kiddos can make an ornament to take home and decorate holiday arts and crafts. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Included with Museum Admission Price. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Sunday Brunch with Santa

Sunday Brunch with Santa offers children the opportunity to personally speak with Kris Kringle and share their Christmas wishes as their families enjoy a grand dining experience at one of the best brunches in the State of Texas. The hotel’s annual holiday gingerbread display is in place for guests to view while listening to traditional holiday favorites played on the lobby piano. We always recommend advance reservations. For reservations, book via Open Table or call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409) 765-7721. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.opentable.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/. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Cooking Class: Ugly Sweater Cookies with Royal Icing!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Get a jump on your holiday baking plans and join us for a festive sugar cookie decorating class! Chef Stephanie will teach you her secret recipe for making foolproof sugar cookies and how to ice them perfectly. You’ll learn to MAKE, pour, pipe, border, fill, dye, paint and dust royal frosting! Each participant will leave with a dozen ugly sweater & cozy holiday cookies, as well as all the recipes, knowledge and confidence to make them again at home! This class will get you in the spirit! $55/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class.… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $55/person. Contact: 4094972999. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

"The Nutcracker" presented by City Ballet of Houston

City Ballet of Houston proudly returns to The Grand 1894 Opera House with its production of The Nutcracker!  CBH is a non-profit regional dance company and Honor Company of Regional Dance America, recognized for its years of training youth and professional dancers. Founder, Margo Marshall, began the company training dancers for professional careers, and many have gone on to prestigious companies around the U.S.  When founded, the company was known as Greater Houston Civic Ballet, and its home theater was at Kinkaid School in Houston. In the ‘80s, the name was changed to City Ballet of Houston, and The Nutcracker productions and partnership with The Grand were born. The company continues its exceptional training and artistic vision under the direction of Luis Fuente, a former principal dancer in the Joffrey Ballet, and Mary Beth Arrington, who danced with and then served as co-artistic director with CBH for many years.  They have worked tirelessly to carry on Ms. Marshall’s vision. The Artists-in… 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=82C01147-1179-489D-B7A0-0FC1FB650995. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: An annual holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” will delight audiences of all ages.  It tells the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a fierce battle against a Mouse King.  Following the afternoon performances, join us to experience the behind the scenes magic of "The Nutcracker"!  You will have an opportunity to hear a brief presentation about the ballet and meet the dancers.  This special presentation is included with your ticket to the Saturday or Sunday matinee p… Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Monday, December 17, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Blake's Football Monday Nights

Enjoy football, food and fun every Monday night at Blake's Bistro! Indulge in featured appetizers, beer specials and prizes every quarter. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $15.95. Monday, December 17, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Art Club for Kids – Fall Semester

Perfect for home schoolers or after school, our child-centered, mixed age group, work-at-your-own-level approach is modeled after well-known and successful primate learning institutions with small student-to-teacher ratios. Our instructors are working artists who specialize in childrens' education, with a focus on expanding students' experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspirations. Instructor: Jessica Ninci, MFA in Painting. No classes on November 20 (Thanksgiving week). More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $20/class ($150 for the full, 15-week semester, register for Spring 2019 by January 18! Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St.

Ceramics Studio (For Adults)

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. Use ancient techniques to make contemporary art pieces, using: Pinching , Slab construction , Coil Construction The instructor will help you solve technical and creative problems, like how to securely join corners, attach handles, make lids fit tightly, and apply a variety of surface treatments and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings take place monthly.  At least two sessions are needed to create your work, and then glaze it after it has been fired. AGES 14-ADULT I MATERIALS PROVIDED Our flexible Schedule lets YOU DECIDE what to work on and how long to take. Choose from a list of guided projects or let our instructor help you take your designs to the next level. Start any time by purchasing passes and using them as you go. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions or $75 for 4. Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Piano Lounge: Featuring Laura Magers

23rd Street Station hosts its Piano Lounge, Laura Magers on Piano.  Laura is a talented pianist and vocalist who should not be missed.   Performing weekly from 6pm – 9pm.  Ladies night drink specials:  $3 Cosmos & $5 well martini’s. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

The Island "Artportunity" - Wednesday Night Out!!

Art, Coffee, Food, Wine and FUN!!! A wonderful Wednesday night out in Galveston... Does not matter if you have never painted before!! The project's form will be on each canvas and our instructor, Claudia Alexander, will be creating her own canvas in the front of the room and providing individual instruction as needed... This technique allows beginners to have fantastic results, by 9:00 PM, a MASTERPIECE. We accept Credit Cards. Cost: $35. Contact: islandcoffeewench@gmail.com. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Island Coffee Wench 6615 Stewart Rd. For more info visit www.theislandcoffeewench.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Thursday, December 20, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.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, December 20, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Holiday Sing-Along at the Toujouse Bar

The Tremont House’s Duo du Jour will lead guests in a holiday sing-along from 7 to 10 p.m. accompanied by everyone’s favorite Christmas songs. Enjoy carefully crafted winter drink specials at deep discounts and complimentary hors d’oeuvres during the holiday cheer. More Info: The Tremont House. Toujouse Bar. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

"Cirque Joyeux"

Cirque Joyeux is back to entertain and delight you with all new cirque stars at Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center’s family-friendly holiday tradition. This original holiday spectacular is fun for the entire family and features a stellar cast of international cirque and variety performers from all corners of the world. You’ll be mesmerized by the acts.  Be up-close and personal with cirque stars! New for 2018, Cirque Joyeux Matinees on select afternoons at a lower ticket cost.   Matinees include the show and entrance to Moody Gardens Festival of Lights – The Gulf Coast’s Largest Holiday Lighting Event including Santa’s Workshop and a visit with Santa himself. dinner is not served at the matinees. Cirque Joyeux Dinner & Show guests will enjoy Chef Felipe Gonzalez’s delicious cuisine and then sit back for a holiday cirque spectacular. Your ticket to the dinner and show also includes admission to the incredible Moody Gardens Festival of Lights – The Gulf Coast’s Largest Holiday Lighting Event… More Info: Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. Cost: Prices vary. | Tickets: https://moody.destinationnext.com/moodytickets.aspx?_ga=2.104782144.1370116994.1531766946-1598281412.1531766946. Contact: (409)683-4186. Summary: This original holiday spectacular is fun for the entire family and features a stellar cast of international cirque and variety performers from all corners of the world. Friday, December 21, 2018 – Friday, January 4, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Seasonal Sunrise Labyrinth Walk: Winter Solstice

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. Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:00 AM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Friday, December 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

Cooking Class: Kids Holiday Bread Baking!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Kids love learning to cook at The Kitchen Chick! Chef Bailey Glover is fired up to teach young chefs how to bake fresh homemade bread in this fun & festive hands-on class! She will teach them how to make a tasty frosted cinnamon roll holiday tree & teddy bear 'loaves' of buttermilk white bread! $35/child. This class is open to children ages 7 years and up. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes can be made by calling 409-497-2999 or emailing alicia@thekitchenchick.com. When a class is cancelled due to inclement weather, we… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $35/child. Contact: 4094972999. Friday, December 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, December 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Winter Solstice Member Wine Sharing

Bring a bottle of wine to share with other members, and sample wines you may not be familiar with. Light appetizers provided. Become a member at www.galvestonartscenter.org/membership. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Free. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Friday, December 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

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 and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, December 21, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Friday, December 21, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Cooking Class: Traditional Tamales!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Chef Nina Cerdas is hosting a tamalada and you're invited! Master the art of making traditional pork tamales under her guidance. You will also learn to prepare a fresh pico de gallo perfect for snacking and for dessert, classic plátanos con crema, divine caramelized plantains. Everyone will also make and take home a half dozen tamales to devour, savor, ... er, perhaps share?! Don't miss this opportunity to learn to make this favorite comfort food! $65/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes can be made by calling… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Cheer on the PIer

Spend your Saturdays at the Pleasure Pier with Santa! Families can watch holiday movies, enjoy kids activities and rides! Activities at Santa’s Workshop are from 12pm-4pm and include photos with Santa, letters to Santa and cookie decorating. Holiday movies are from 7:00pm -9:00pm. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Saturday, December 22, 2018. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Saturday, December 22, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Breakfast with Santa

Join Cha! Cha! and Santa at Rainforest Cafe! Check in between 8:00 and 8:30 am. Event ends at 10:00 am. Breakfast Buffet: Carving Station with Ham , Waffles - Add your own toppings , Omelets - With choice of fillings , Scrambled Eggs , Bacon , Pork Sausage , Turkey Sausage , French Toast , Hash Browns diced with Peppers and Onions , Fresh Fruit Platter , Assorted Cold Cereal , Mini Muffins and Donuts , Biscuits with Sausage Gravy The event will feature Raffle & Prizes, Goodie Bags for the Kids, and Fun Activities.  Also, all guests are offered an exclusive Retail Discount during this event. For group of 15 or more, please contact the Group Sales Manager, Jessica Vela-Borsellino, at 409-744-6000 or by email at glvua@ldry.com. A Suggested Gratuity of 15% - 20% is customary. The amount of gratuity is always discretionary. All Children must be accompanied by an Adult, Adults and Children must purchase a ticket to attend the event. Tickets are non-refundable. More Info: Rainforest Cafe. Cost: Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-galveston-seawall-tickets-49666274163. Contact: glvua@ldry.com. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Rainforest Cafe 5310 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Breakfast with Santa

Visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments, listen to festive stories and receive a special treat! Pre-register at the Children’s Reference Desk or go to Events Calendar at Rosenberg-library.org. Don’t forget your camera! Please choose one session (either November 24 or December 22). Space is limited; registration required. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Cooking Class: All Aboard the Holiday Express Kids Class!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! All aboard, we're headed up north! Chef Bailey Glover wants to share the spirit of the holidays with your child in this special class! Kids will learn to prepare cheesy bacon & egg stuffed 'train cars' (aka fluffy bread rolls). Next they will shape and cook special candy cane bagels with plenty of cream cheese schmear! Each child will also make sweet & crispy tortilla snowflakes and tasty popcorn balls studded with crushed peppermint & drizzled with white chocolate. Of course, everyone will love learning to make hot chocolate from scratch topped with homemade marshmallow creme - yum! Grab your ticket! This class will have your child believing in the magic of the holidays! $50/child. This class is open to young chefs ages 7 years and up. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. … More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/child. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

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, December 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Santa on The Strand

Come say hello to Santa at Saengerfest Park from 1pm-4pm on December 8th, 15th and 22nd and find out if you’ve been naughty or nice. Bring the family and get your picture taken with Santa or inside a giant blow-up snow globe. More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

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 and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Cold 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, December 22, 2018, 5:30 PM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Santa's Night Out

Looking for a way to get on Santa’s good side this year? The 11th Annual Santas Night Out could be your ticket. Benefiting the Galveston Seafarers Center, the annual event invites the public to join in their finest Santa suits, reindeer outfits or elf attire and take to the streets of Galveston for cold ales, warm toddies, and fine friendship while doing good for Galveston’s seafaring community. This year's event will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 22 at Murphy's Irish Pub, 213 22nd St. A group photo will be taken at 9 p.m. in Saengerfest park and a list of participating stops is available at www.facebook.com/santasnightout.  What may seem like ordinary products can make an extraordinary impact on seafaring life. Participants to this year’s event are encouraged to bring items of necessity for the men and women who make their life on ships. Possible donations could include: utility gloves and socks, flash lights and head lamps, shampoo and soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shaving cream and razor… More Info: The Strand District. Contact: will@archivemade.com. Summary: Benefiting the Galveston Seafarers Center, Santa's Night Out invites the public to join in their finest Santa suits, reindeer outfits or elf attire and take to the streets of Galveston for cold ales, warm toddies, and fine friendship while doing good for Galveston’s seafaring community. Saturday, December 22, 2018, 7:00 PM. Murphy's Irish Pub 213 22nd St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Sunday, December 23, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Breakfast with Santa

Join Cha! Cha! and Santa at Rainforest Cafe! Check in between 8:00 and 8:30 am. Event ends at 10:00 am. Breakfast Buffet: Carving Station with Ham , Waffles - Add your own toppings , Omelets - With choice of fillings , Scrambled Eggs , Bacon , Pork Sausage , Turkey Sausage , French Toast , Hash Browns diced with Peppers and Onions , Fresh Fruit Platter , Assorted Cold Cereal , Mini Muffins and Donuts , Biscuits with Sausage Gravy The event will feature Raffle & Prizes, Goodie Bags for the Kids, and Fun Activities.  Also, all guests are offered an exclusive Retail Discount during this event. For group of 15 or more, please contact the Group Sales Manager, Jessica Vela-Borsellino, at 409-744-6000 or by email at glvua@ldry.com. A Suggested Gratuity of 15% - 20% is customary. The amount of gratuity is always discretionary. All Children must be accompanied by an Adult, Adults and Children must purchase a ticket to attend the event. Tickets are non-refundable. More Info: Rainforest Cafe. Cost: Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-galveston-seawall-tickets-49666274163. Contact: glvua@ldry.com. Sunday, December 23, 2018, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Rainforest Cafe 5310 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.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, December 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Sunday Brunch with Santa

Sunday Brunch with Santa offers children the opportunity to personally speak with Kris Kringle and share their Christmas wishes as their families enjoy a grand dining experience at one of the best brunches in the State of Texas. The hotel’s annual holiday gingerbread display is in place for guests to view while listening to traditional holiday favorites played on the lobby piano. We always recommend advance reservations. For reservations, book via Open Table or call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409) 765-7721. Sunday, December 23, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.opentable.com.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage"

When Charlie Brown becomes discouraged by the materialism of the season, Lucy convinces him to direct the neighborhood Christmas play. In typical Charlie Brown fashion, things go awry when he selects a tiny fir tree for the production. It’s up to Linus to save the day and remind everyone of the real message of the holiday. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, showcases the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, performed by a three-piece ensemble on stage, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols led by the Peanuts characters. Based on the popular Peanuts comic strip, the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson became a holiday viewing tradition after it first aired in 1965. It was adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage is produced by Gershwin Entertainment. General management for Gerswhin… 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=F4328E7C-75A2-40CB-9E33-05CE54233370. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: This brand-new touring production of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally, and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown – as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. Sunday, December 23, 2018, 1:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Sunday, December 23, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage"

When Charlie Brown becomes discouraged by the materialism of the season, Lucy convinces him to direct the neighborhood Christmas play. In typical Charlie Brown fashion, things go awry when he selects a tiny fir tree for the production. It’s up to Linus to save the day and remind everyone of the real message of the holiday. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, showcases the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, performed by a three-piece ensemble on stage, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols led by the Peanuts characters. Based on the popular Peanuts comic strip, the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson became a holiday viewing tradition after it first aired in 1965. It was adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage is produced by Gershwin Entertainment. General management for Gerswhin… 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=26F5454A-5DE2-472D-8613-9DBCDEA6A383. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: This brand-new touring production of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally, and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown – as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. Sunday, December 23, 2018, 4:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Monday, December 24, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Blake's Football Monday Nights

Enjoy football, food and fun every Monday night at Blake's Bistro! Indulge in featured appetizers, beer specials and prizes every quarter. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $15.95. Monday, December 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Christmas Day Brunch at Hotel Galvez

Hotel Galvez is widely known for its Sunday Brunch and the hotel brunch on Christmas Day is bigger and more popular. The hotel features all the traditional entrees along with special features created by the executive chef. Advance reservations are required and must be made directly with the hotel by calling 409.765.7721. The hotel will accept reservations beginning on Monday, December 3, 2018. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: 409.765.7721. Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Christmas Brunch At The San Luis Hotel

Enjoy each other’s company over holiday favorites including traditional selections, breakfast favorites and an assortment of desserts.Share stories in our magical Winter Wonderland while Santa Claus makes a special appearance before returning back to the North Pole.  For reservations, please visit sanluisresort.com  *Price does not include sales tax and gratuity. Cost: Adults $65 Seniors $60 Children $30. Contact: SanLuisResortCatering@ldry.com. Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Christmas Day Brunch

Join us for all your holiday favorites including pecan smoked ham,au gratin potato, a variety of desserts and a mimosa station! For reservations, please call 409.744.5000. More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Cost: Adults $40 Seniors $30 Children(6-12) $20. Contact: 409.744.5000. Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Christmas Dinner at The Garden

Join us on Christmas Day for our Christmas Buffet at our Garden Restaurant, located inside our Visitors Center! Served from 11am - 8pm, take a break from cooking this year and enjoy Christmas Dinner at Moody Gardens! For more information, please call (409)683-4238. Adults: $27.95 Seniors: $19.95 Children (5-12): $13.95. More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Adults: $27.95 | Seniors: $19.95 | Children (5-12): $13.95. Contact: (409)683-4238. Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. The Garden Restaurant Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Christmas Special

Enjoy our Christmas Special featuring classics including prime rib, baked chicken, green bean amandine and a selection of pies.  For reservations, please call 409.740.5300. More Info: Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Cost: Adults $30 Seniors $25 Kids $14. Contact: 409-740-5300. Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Holiday Inn Resort On The Beach 5002 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galvestonholidayinn.com.

Christmas Dinner at Moody Gardens Hotel

We are offering a special Christmas Day Dinner Buffet on December 25, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, located at our Hotel Restaurant: Cafe in the Park. Adults: $35.95 Seniors $25.95 Children (ages 4 to 12): $15.95. More Info: Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. Cost: Adults: $35.95 | Seniors $25.95 | Children (ages 4 to 12): $15.95. Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Kids in the Kitchen

Try your hand at being a sous chef anytime between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. Drop-ins are activities designed to last a portion of the scheduled time. Come when convenient. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Piano Lounge: Featuring Laura Magers

23rd Street Station hosts its Piano Lounge, Laura Magers on Piano.  Laura is a talented pianist and vocalist who should not be missed.   Performing weekly from 6pm – 9pm.  Ladies night drink specials:  $3 Cosmos & $5 well martini’s. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Thursday, December 27, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Thursday, December 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.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, December 27, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Friday, December 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, December 28, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

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 and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, December 28, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Friday, December 28, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Saturday, December 29, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.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, December 29, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Saturday, December 29, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

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 and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, December 29, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Saturday, December 29, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, December 29, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Gameday Grub

Come by the lobby bar on Thursday, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays to watch your favorite football team and chow down on delicious grub, including chicken wings, sliders and chips & queso! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Sunday, December 30, 2018. Hilton Galveston Island Resort 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.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, December 30, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Cooking Class: New Year's Cookies with Royal Icing!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join us for a festive sugar cookie decorating class to celebrate the arrival of 2019! Chef Stephanie will teach you her secret recipe for making foolproof sugar cookies and how to ice them perfectly. You’ll learn to MAKE, pour, pipe, border, fill, dye, paint and dust royal frosting! Each participant will leave with a dozen  decorated cookies, as well as all the recipes, knowledge and confidence to make them again at home! Start the new year by mastering these fancy cookies! $55/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $55/person. Contact: 4094972999. Sunday, December 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Taste of The Strand Food & Mystery Tour

Texas’ largest guided restaurant walking food & mystery tour, Taste of the Strand is a 3 hour walking & guided food & mystery tour through Galveston’s famed downtown. Featuring 11 of Galveston’s tastiest establishments, your taste buds are sure to be dazzles as you sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well known Galveston institutions. The tour begins at 2028 Strand, at the corner of 21st & Hendley Green.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure, because the tour will leave on time. Tours: Thursday & Sunday: 1pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm & 5pm. More Info: Taste of The Strand. Cost: Adults: $89.95 | Kids: $45 | 2 person minimum to book. Contact: 409.599.5425. Summary: Take a walking and tasting tour of the historic Strand District!  Tours are Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Sunday, December 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from 2028 Strand. For more info visit www.tasteofthestrand.com.

New Year's Palooza

Ring in 2019 at Moody Gardens Hotel! Something new this year! An action-packed adventure awaits you at Moody Gardens New Year's Palooza. Our end-of-the-year bash brings in the New Year with exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Details here: https://www.moodygardenshotel.com/specials/holiday-packages/new-years-palooza-package December 31st:  9am - 5pm: Registration, Tour Signups, Finger Foods at Garden Cay , 10am - 4:30pm: Attractions, Tours, Ice Land, Festival of Lights , 4:30pm - 5:30pm: Cirque Joyeux Holiday Show , 5:30pm - 7pm: Festival of Lights , 6:30pm: Fireworks at Palm Beach , 7pm - 10pm: NYE Palooza!  Games, Activities, & Desserts , 9pm: Countdown & Balloon Drop January 1st:  8am - 11am: Breakfast , 11am - 2pm: Light Brites , 8am - 2pm: Activities & Games. More Info: Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. Contact: (409)741-8484. Monday, December 31, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Moody Gardens Hotel 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

New Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in the new year in style! Come to B. Jiggers Lounge and experience the Island's favorite band, Radio Live, along with complimentary party favors, hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight, complimentary drink ticket and a raffle for a one night stay and lunch and dinner for two.  Hotel rates start at $89. Book by 11/26 and receive an early bird special!  Please call 409.740.5300 for reservations. More Info: B. Jigger's Lounge. Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Cost: Admission $85 | VIP $95. Contact: 409-740-5300. Monday, December 31, 2018, 7:00 PM – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 1:00 AM. B. Jiggers Lounge 5002 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galvestonholidayinn.com.

New Year's Eve Celebration

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style with a four course meal, generously hosted premium bar, live entertainment by Password Band and a Champagne toast with party favors at midnight. More Info: The San Luis Resort, Spa, & Conference Center. Cost: $209 all inclusive. Contact: SanLuisResortCatering@ldry.com. Monday, December 31, 2018, 8:00 PM – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 1:00 AM. San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Vegan Pot Luck

FIRST THURSDAY Open Acoustic Jam and Vegan Pot Luck at From the Heart Gallery!!! Bring your instruments of choice and let's get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery. And don't forget you favorite vegan dish to share.... and taste all the AMAZING goodies others are bringing  All ages welcome. More Info: Cost: FREE. Contact: 4093003009. Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Cooking Class: Authentic Italian Gnocchi!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Chefs Laura & Linda of The Italian Wooden Spoonn are back to teach you the secrets to making feather-light gnocchi - the best gnocchi this side of the Atlantic! Chef Laura will teach you two delicious sauces to top these soft potato pillows: traditional tomato and savory butter & sage. You will also learn to make a tasty parmiagiano & chives crostini and homemade ricotta cheese. No meal is complete without dessert, we'll end with a classic: tiramisu from scratch! What a way to start the new year! $65/person Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class.… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Thursday, January 3, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

First Thursday Open Acoustic Jam

Don't miss Open Acoustic Jam at From the Heart Gallery, held the first Thursday of each month, 7pm - 10pm. Bring your instruments of choice and let's get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery. All ages welcome. Wine and water will be provided. More Info: Cost: Free. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, January 4, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Cooking Class: Macaron Magic!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join Chef Rachel of Felicite Macarons and learn to authentic macarons! She'll share her traditional recipe and you'll learn the proper techniques to create the perfect crunch that transcends into a pillowy softness (aka heaven!). You will bake these classic cookies, make two fillings: one from scratch + one quick & easy and add an edible embellishment for presentation bonus points! Plus you'll leave with beautiful cookies to take home too (if you can resist eating them all in class, that is!) Master a new skill in the new year! $75/person. This class will last 2.5-3 hours. Space is limited. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $75/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, January 5, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

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, January 5, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

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, January 6, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

12th Night

Moody Mansion will celebrate the 12th Night of Christmas with a free open house and holiday music at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6. Historically, the 12 days of Christmas are the time between the birth of Jesus and the arrival of three magi – the “Wise Men” also knows as the “Three Kings.” According to the Gospel of Matthew, the magi followed the Star to Bethlehem across the desert to pay tribute with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Twelfth Night is celebrated as the day they arrived, the official end to the Christmas season. January 6 was the traditional day for taking down Christmas decorations, and Moody Mansion will follow that tradition. After 12th Night, the festive yuletide décor in place since Thanksgiving at the restored 1895 mansion will be removed and stored for next Christmas. The Moody Mansion celebration will be an evening of refreshments, celebration and holiday choral music. Admission is free and open to the public. The 12th Night of Christmas has been called several names… More Info: Moody Mansion. Cost: Free event, open to the public. Contact: (409) 762-7668. Sunday, January 6, 2019, 6:00 PM. Moody Mansion 2618 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Pops Concert – Russian Capriccios Trond Saeverud, Conductor Program to be announced. The mission of the Galveston Symphony Orchestra: To inspire, entertain and educate through excellent symphonic performances and community outreach. More Info: Galveston Symphony Orchestra. The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $35 | Students: $20 | Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids= 292BF8F5-3919-4F28-823F-3684DC87BC4C. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: New Year Concert -  The Galveston Symphony Orchestra. Sunday, January 6, 2019, 7:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galvestonsymphony.org.

Galveston Reads: Discussion Leader Training

Join Dr. John Gorman for an introduction to the themes and discussion questions offered by No Apparent Distress.  This program is open to anyone wanting to lead a discussion of the book – why not organize one with your friends or coworkers and take advantage of this free training?  Please RSVP online through Rosenberg Library’s Calendar at www.rosenberg-library.org or via phone with Dustan Archer at 409-763-8854 ext. 140. About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library Wortham Auditorium (1st Floor) 2310 Sealy. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

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, January 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, January 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Island ETC presents: "Lost Girls"

Lost Girls By John Pollono January 11 – January 19, 2019 (Sunday matinee on January 13) The sixteen-year-old daughter of Maggie and Lou – former high school sweethearts, now divorced – goes missing during a winter storm.  This forces Maggie and Lou to confront the legacy of their past decisions.  Filled with poignant passions and dark humor, LOST GIRLS is a hard-hitting drama about the women of a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 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 16th Season! Friday, January 11, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. 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, January 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

"The Other Mozart"

The Grand 1894 Opera House kicks off the new year with the award-winning drama, The Other Mozart, on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com . The Other Mozart is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart – sister of Amadeus.  Written by Sylvia Milo, this award-winning drama showcases Nannerl as a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim. Yet, Nannerl’s work and her story faded away… lost to history. Described by The New York Times as “strikingly beautiful,” this one-woman drama is based on stories and comments pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous as well as heartbreaking letters. This production of The Other Mozart not only is a multi-sensual experience that will transport the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight – but also into a world of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice… 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=506F018F-605C-4AE3-83E8-4461184924C5. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Sylvia Milo’s award-winning drama is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus.  A prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, Nannerl’s work and her story faded away, lost to history. The Other Mozart is a multi-sensual experience that transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight – but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice where, finally, this other Mozart tells her story. Saturday, January 12, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Lost Girls"

Lost Girls By John Pollono January 11 – January 19, 2019 (Sunday matinee on January 13) The sixteen-year-old daughter of Maggie and Lou – former high school sweethearts, now divorced – goes missing during a winter storm.  This forces Maggie and Lou to confront the legacy of their past decisions.  Filled with poignant passions and dark humor, LOST GIRLS is a hard-hitting drama about the women of a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 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 16th Season! Saturday, January 12, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.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, January 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Island ETC presents: "Lost Girls"

Lost Girls By John Pollono January 11 – January 19, 2019 (Sunday matinee on January 13) The sixteen-year-old daughter of Maggie and Lou – former high school sweethearts, now divorced – goes missing during a winter storm.  This forces Maggie and Lou to confront the legacy of their past decisions.  Filled with poignant passions and dark humor, LOST GIRLS is a hard-hitting drama about the women of a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 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 16th Season! Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2:30 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Ceramics Studio

An ongoing program with Cristal Aldrete for beginners or experts? Learn hand building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. All materials and supplies provided. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 classes or $20/class when you pre-pay for 4 or more. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St.

Galveston Reads: Movie Night - "Patch Adams"

Join us for a movie night out. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6:30 PM. Rosenberg Library Wortham Auditorium (1st Floor) 2310 Sealy. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Island ETC presents: "Lost Girls"

Lost Girls By John Pollono January 11 – January 19, 2019 (Sunday matinee on January 13) The sixteen-year-old daughter of Maggie and Lou – former high school sweethearts, now divorced – goes missing during a winter storm.  This forces Maggie and Lou to confront the legacy of their past decisions.  Filled with poignant passions and dark humor, LOST GIRLS is a hard-hitting drama about the women of a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 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 16th Season! Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, January 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Island ETC presents: "Lost Girls"

Lost Girls By John Pollono January 11 – January 19, 2019 (Sunday matinee on January 13) The sixteen-year-old daughter of Maggie and Lou – former high school sweethearts, now divorced – goes missing during a winter storm.  This forces Maggie and Lou to confront the legacy of their past decisions.  Filled with poignant passions and dark humor, LOST GIRLS is a hard-hitting drama about the women of a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 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 16th Season! Friday, January 18, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Best

Would you like to attend the Beer Festival and have the opportunity to sample a variety of over 100 craft and import beers? Simply purchase a souvenir beer-tasting mug along with a punch card and not only will you get to taste all the different brews, you will get the chance to chat with expert BrewMasters. Even the ultimate beer fan is promised rare finds and a few surprises at this Beer Fest. Features: Chili Cook Off , Beer Tasting , 5K Fun Run. Summary: Help us on our quest as we try to find the best chili in the south. Saturday, January 19, 2019 – Sunday, January 20, 2019. Downtown Galveston. For more info visit www.yagaschiliquest.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, January 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Galveston Reads: Book Discussion

Galveston Reads will host a book discussion.  You're invited to stop by and join the conversation! About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

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, January 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center & Other Galleries 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

The Oak Ridge Boys

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents long-time favorites – The Oak Ridge Boys Shine The Light Tour, Saturday, January 19, 7.30pm; and Sunday, January 20 – 3pm  matinee. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com . One of country music’s longest-running groups, The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have resulted in dozens of Country hits, earning them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards, plus garnering them a host of other industry and fan accolades.  They were honorees and  inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.  It is also important to note that the legacy of “The Oaks” extends back to the end of World War II. The current group – consisting of lead singer Duane Allen, bass singer Richard Sterban, tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden – has performed together for more than 40 years… 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=52FE97FB-947E-48BE-9736-8FD7F5AD4FC8. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Always entertaining and still going strong!  The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concerts featuring unparalleled four-part harmony and a string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts! Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Lost Girls"

Lost Girls By John Pollono January 11 – January 19, 2019 (Sunday matinee on January 13) The sixteen-year-old daughter of Maggie and Lou – former high school sweethearts, now divorced – goes missing during a winter storm.  This forces Maggie and Lou to confront the legacy of their past decisions.  Filled with poignant passions and dark humor, LOST GIRLS is a hard-hitting drama about the women of a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 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 16th Season! Saturday, January 19, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.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, January 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

The Oak Ridge Boys

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents long-time favorites – The Oak Ridge Boys Shine The Light Tour, Saturday, January 19, 7.30pm; and Sunday, January 20 – 3pm  matinee. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com . One of country music’s longest-running groups, The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have resulted in dozens of Country hits, earning them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards, plus garnering them a host of other industry and fan accolades.  They were honorees and  inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.  It is also important to note that the legacy of “The Oaks” extends back to the end of World War II. The current group – consisting of lead singer Duane Allen, bass singer Richard Sterban, tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden – has performed together for more than 40 years… 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=1A7EA362-1BC1-4720-ABB2-E20D0467D17A. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Always entertaining and still going strong!  The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concerts featuring unparalleled four-part harmony and a string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts! Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Reads: Book Discussion

Galveston Reads will host a book discussion.  You're invited to stop by and join the conversation! About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 1:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Ceramics Studio

An ongoing program with Cristal Aldrete for beginners or experts? Learn hand building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. All materials and supplies provided. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 classes or $20/class when you pre-pay for 4 or more. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St.

Serious Fun: Diary of a Worm,a Spider, & a Fly

Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt.    Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, AND A FLY is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside... You might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from your own! 

 Based on the books Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly, written by Doreen Cronin, New York Times bestselling author of  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, a Caldecott Honor Book; and Giggle, Giggle, Quack. Recommended for grades K and up Dallas Children’s Theatre – Named by Time Magazine as one of the top 5 children's theater companies in the US, and the only one of that group to tour nationally, this critically acclaimed company travels coast to coast with professional large-scale productions designed to stir the heart, stretch the mind and promote education.… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-sf-diary-of-a-worm. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Dallas Children’s Theatre presents Diary of a Worm, A Spider, and a Fly - The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug's world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books.  Recommended for grades K and Up. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10:00 AM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Reads: St. Vincent's Open House

Take a tour of the St. Vincent’s grounds and student run clinic!  Learn about their mission and what they do to help the community. About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Friday, January 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. St. Vincent's 2817 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, January 25, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

#CelebrateDelicious: 2019 Galveston Restaurant Week

The eighth annual Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week - Saturday, January 26th thru February 10th, 2019 - brings the Island's culinary  scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event will showcase the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that Galveston has to offer. Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas's most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston's most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus - in attractive price you're sure to savor! Help ACCT And while your taste buds are celebrating delicious, you can put the guilt aside knowing that your participation in Restaurant Week is helping others. This year, each restaurant participating in Galveston Restaurant Week has committed to help Access Care of Coastal Texas provide weekly lunches to its clients. These lunches provide nutrition for… Contact: GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com. Summary: Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas's most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston's most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus. Saturday, January 26, 2019 – Sunday, February 10, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonrestaurantweek.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, January 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

"Something Rotten!"

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the hilarious Broadway smash hit Something Rotten! Saturday January 26 with two grand performances – 3pm and 8pm.  Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including nomination for Best Musical,) this Broadway smash hit is set in 1595.  Something Rotten! is the hilarious story of Nick and Nigel Bottom – two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play.  When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting – all at the same time – the brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!  With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! Is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” – New York Magazine. The performance is sponsored in part by Joe Tramonte Realty, Inc. Hilton Galveston Island Resort, Holiday Inn Resort Galveston on the Beach,… 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=158C5823-15B6-4F13-9279-E04361FE04B8. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Set in 1595, this hilarious Broadway smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

"Something Rotten!"

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the hilarious Broadway smash hit Something Rotten! Saturday January 26 with two grand performances – 3pm and 8pm.  Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including nomination for Best Musical,) this Broadway smash hit is set in 1595.  Something Rotten! is the hilarious story of Nick and Nigel Bottom – two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play.  When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting – all at the same time – the brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!  With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! Is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” – New York Magazine. The performance is sponsored in part by Joe Tramonte Realty, Inc. Hilton Galveston Island Resort, Holiday Inn Resort Galveston on the Beach,… 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=0FFD5064-21C4-44DC-A0DE-AB8432DE51B9. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Set in 1595, this hilarious Broadway smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.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, January 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Ceramics Studio

An ongoing program with Cristal Aldrete for beginners or experts? Learn hand building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. All materials and supplies provided. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 classes or $20/class when you pre-pay for 4 or more. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, February 1, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Aaron Lewis: Presented by AEG Presents

Aaron Lewis is known for his outspokenness, outlaw Country tunes and impassioned live show. And today he announced that he will be hitting the road again for THE STATE I’M IN TOUR in advance of new music coming in 2019. Giving fans something different, THE STATE I’M IN TOUR will feature acoustic songs + stories from Lewis as he shares personal tales from the stage. Fans will receive a physical copy of the new album available next year, THE STATE I’M IN (The Valory Music Co.), when they purchase a pair of tickets to the tour. “My music is very first person, very autobiographical,” said Lewis. “It’s from my life experiences that I draw inspiration for my songs. This acoustic tour gives me the opportunity to share the stories behind my songs with my fans and play them stripped down, like I wrote them.” Recently wrapping sold-out dates on his SINNER TOUR, Lewis’ in-demand live show electrifies audiences whenever he takes the stage. Country Rebel raved, "Lewis' voice rings out above all the noise and is even… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: $29.75 - $65.00 | Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=207E0BBD-C6D4-4FF0-A36E-BA0F3ED6AF5D. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Aaron Lewis brings his The State I’m In Tour to The Grand 1894 Opera House Friday February 1, 2019. Friday, February 1, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. 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, February 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

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, February 3, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

"Jersey Boys"

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. Hits include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” Jersey Boys contains authentic, “profane Jersey language,” and is recommended for mature audiences. Sponsored in part by Chemiplas and Galveston Restaurant Group. www.jerseyboysinfo.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=9AA50C66-BD45-461D-A29C-65EB9EE1E0CA. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first notes. They had a sound nobody had ever heard.  But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story − a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Sunday, February 3, 2019, 7:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Ceramics Studio

An ongoing program with Cristal Aldrete for beginners or experts? Learn hand building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. All materials and supplies provided. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 classes or $20/class when you pre-pay for 4 or more. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St.

Vegan Pot Luck

FIRST THURSDAY Open Acoustic Jam and Vegan Pot Luck at From the Heart Gallery!!! Bring your instruments of choice and let's get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery. And don't forget you favorite vegan dish to share.... and taste all the AMAZING goodies others are bringing  All ages welcome. More Info: Cost: FREE. Contact: 4093003009. Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

First Thursday Open Acoustic Jam

Don't miss Open Acoustic Jam at From the Heart Gallery, held the first Thursday of each month, 7pm - 10pm. Bring your instruments of choice and let's get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery. All ages welcome. Wine and water will be provided. More Info: Cost: Free. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, February 8, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Galveston Reads: Book Discussion

Galveston Reads will host a book discussion.  You're invited to stop by and join the conversation! About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 AM. Moody Methodist Church Robbie Farmer Memorial Library 2803 53rd St. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

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, February 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

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, February 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Galveston Reads: Book Discussion

Galveston Reads will host a book discussion.  You're invited to stop by and join the conversation! About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Monday, February 11, 2019, 6:30 PM. Moody Methodist Church Robbie Farmer Memorial Library 2803 53rd St. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Galveston Reads: Musical Event - "Alligator Handshake"

Come on out and enjoy some music and dancing, brought to you by local band Alligator Handshake! About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:00 PM. The Bryan Museum Conservatory 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Galveston Reads: Book Discussion

Galveston Reads will host a book discussion.  You're invited to stop by and join the conversation! About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:00 PM. Texas A&M Galveston Pelican Island Campus Room MAIN 201. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

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, February 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Galveston Reads: Book Discussion

Galveston Reads will host a book discussion.  You're invited to stop by and join the conversation! About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7:00 PM. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 502 Church St. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Serious Fun: The Magic School Bus - Lost in the Solar System

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. Recommended for grades K – 5 Fun Fact:  Original director/choreographer Connor Gallagher is also the choreographer of the Broadway-bound musical Beetlejuice and directed and choreographed Beauty and the Beast for Disney Cruise Line. https://twusa.org/on-tour/the-magic-school-bus/. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-sf-magic-school-bus. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Theatreworks USA presents The Magic School Bus.  Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. A Serious Fun Children’s Series performance at The Grand. Recommended for grades K – 5. Thursday, February 14, 2019, 10:00 AM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, February 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.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, February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

"Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll"

From the progenitors of Rock & Roll in the1940s, through the glory years of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, through MTV in the early 80s, the show uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic stars as  Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, and Journey. Sponsored in part by Rudy & Paco’s Restaurant & Bar with local media support provided by the Houston Chronicle. www.neilberg.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=29B3B69A-531F-450A-9491-58370A39DC67. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever! Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.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, February 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Trond Saeverud, Conductor Program: Tim Pence – "Big Rocks on Steep Hills," For the Galveston Symphony, A World Premiere Elgar – Cello Concerto, Op.85 - Julian Schwarz, cello Mahler – Symphony No.1 “Titan” The mission of the Galveston Symphony Orchestra: To inspire, entertain and educate through excellent symphonic performances and community outreach. More Info: Galveston Symphony Orchestra. The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $35 | Students: $20 | Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=8C9C87A2-F55F-4434-A0D9-A064D2141D64. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Valentine's Concert -  The Galveston Symphony Orchestra. Sunday, February 17, 2019, 4:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galvestonsymphony.org.

Galveston Reads: St. Vincent's Open House Speaker Panel

A presentation of the history of St. Vincent’s and discussion featuring former board members and board presidents.  Mr. Michael Jackson will moderate this discussion. About Galveston Reads Galveston Reads, a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library, provides an opportunity for all residents high school age through senior citizens to participate in a unique community wide discussion by reading and sharing views about the same book. In its 16th season, the Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.  The 2019 Galveston Reads Book choice is No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson, M.D. As described by the publisher, this title is a “brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk”. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free & open to the public. Contact: darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Summary: Galveston Reads is a popular volunteer-driven “One Community, One Book” program operating under the organizational umbrella of the Rosenberg Library. Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library Harris Gallery (4th floor) 2310 Sealy. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2019, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 108th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 22 – Fat Tuesday, March 5 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2019, grab some beads and hit the beach. Friday, February 22, 2019. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, February 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Balcony Party

It’s time to get down and get FUNKY! Enjoy the party from above as the captivating parades travel by including the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade. Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance into the balcony is at 2021 Strand (across from Hendley Market). Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn!  Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8777791/funky-uptown-umbrella-brigade-balcony-party2021-strand-222-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $42 plus taxes & fees. Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 AM. Trolley Station 2021 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party

Experience the magic of Mardi Gras! Galveston with VIP views of 3 parades, including the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade, and live entertainment on the main stage. Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on 23rd & Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6514966/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-222-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $47.25 plus taxes & fees. Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 AM. Dargan & Tobyn Building 23rd & Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Pardy Gras! Procession

Watch the George P. Mitchell Honoree & special guests arrive to the Tremont House led by a brass band, kicking off the Friday night celebration. More Info: The Tremont House. Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Presentation

Presented by The Tremont House, Hotel Galvez, and Mitchell Historic Properties.  Award ceremony will be held in front of the Tremont House at 5:30pm followed by a cocktail reception and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Parade. More Info: The Tremont House. Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:30 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Parade

The George P. Mitchell Parade will begin at 7:00pm from The Tremont House with festive floats parading through the Historic Strand District on the kick off night of Mardi Gras! Galveston Friday, February 22, 2019. More Info: The Tremont House. Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade

Twirl your way through the streets of the Downtown Entertainment district Friday, February 22, 2019 for the 8th Annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade. This FREE event offers families, friends, corporate groups, organizations and individuals a chance to do a little dance, have a lot of fun and get down tonight.  Sponsored by The Galveston County Daily News. Check in the night of the parade and we will assign you and your team a number if you would like to enter the contest. The Who, What, Where, When..... Please enter at 21st and Mechanic (Only) gates open at 5:00 PM. You will only receive FREE entrance at the 21st & Mechanic gate. Captains check in at the front of the Electric Stage and we will give you your large group number. , No wagons, strollers or coolers please , Parade line up will begin at 6:30 PM , Parade will start at 8:30 PM , For groups being judged. Judging will take place at 23rd & Strand, judges will be on the balcony at the corner of 23rd & , The Hokey Pokey will be danced in… Friday, February 22, 2019, 8:30 PM. Downtown. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade

The parade begins on Strand Street at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand Street to 25th Street, travels south on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship’s Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand Street. . Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2019, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 108th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 22 – Fat Tuesday, March 5 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2019, grab some beads and hit the beach. Saturday, February 23, 2019. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Jolly Jester Jaunt - Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5K

Registration coming soon. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM. The Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.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, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party

Don’t miss a thing during Mardi Gras! Galveston, catch all the action from this prime location for viewing the headlining entertainment on the main stage and 5 parades including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade and Krewe of Gambrinus Parade! Balcony tickets include entrance to the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on Strand Street. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7999821/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-223-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $78.75 plus taxes & fees. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:00 AM. Dargan & Tobyn Building 23rd & Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! King’s Court Balcony Party

Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and a full cash bar. Entrance into balcony is located at 2021 Strand (Across from Hendley Market). Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn!  Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6666045/mardi-graskings-court-balcony-party-2021-strand-223-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $68.25 plus taxes & fees. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:00 AM. Trolley Station 2021 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Queen's Court Balcony Party

Celebrate Mardi Gras! Galveston in true fashion with a VIP view of all 5 parades including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade and Krewe of Gambrinus Parade! Balcony tickets include entrance to the Entertainment District, access to balcony all day with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on 23rd & Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4694277/mardi-grasqueens-court-balcony-party2217-strand-223-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $65 plus taxes & fees. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:00 AM. Trumpets Building 2217 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Kick-Off Parade

The annual parade will feature 60 units lead by our 2019 King & Queen and Royal Court. The parade will feature 11 Aquarius floats and 15 marching Bands. The Krewe's of Thalasar, Saints and Bacchus will parade with Aquarius. The 33rd annual Aquarius Seawall parade will once again wind its way down the seawall to 25th street where it will turn to downtown for trip down Mechanic and Strand streets. For the most and best beads do not miss this parade. visit www.kreweofaquarius.org . Contact: (409)789-4101 | johnnylidstone@yahoo.com. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 57th & Seawall to The Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Z Krewe Balcony Party: Zestival 2

Party on the largest balcony on The Strand.  Tickets include Strand entrance tickets, guaranteed balcony access, open bar, food, music with DJ, and clean restrooms (no porta-potties). Cost: $140 | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-mardi-gras-balcony-party-zestival-2-tickets-51823213627. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:00 AM. Jockusch Building 2025 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

8th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade

Why stop with a world record-breaking umbrella parade when you can have the Zaniest (DECORATED) Golf Cart Parade? This parade is another great chance for friends and family to get together and participate in this interactive display of the ZANY spirit of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Free Entertainment District entry to all participants of the parade. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Krewe D'iHeartMedia Art Car Parade

Tune into this rockin’ parade as the Krewe D'iHeartMedia Art Car Parade cruises down the Strand! . Saturday, February 23, 2019, 3:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Krewe of Gambrinus Parade

King Gambrinus throws a party for 300,000 of his closest friends with over 650,000 throws. Searchlights will “Light Up the Night” as the parade processes down Seawall blvd from 57th Street to 25th Street (Rosenberg Avenue), then heads North on Rosenberg Avenue as Gambrinus Goes to Town in the fabulous Mardi Gras! Galveston Entertainment district. Mechanic Street and The Famous Strand will be packed with revelers who will enjoy the 12 Lighted Floats and Marching Bands as well as many other entries. . Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:00 PM. Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.