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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.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Friday, February 22, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

Monarch Butterflies: Each One Counts

Presenter: Cindy Price, Author & Naturalist Attendees will enjoy Price’s presentation which includes the Monarchs’ natural history, North American conservation status, current migration map, and the importance of the “Texas Funnel” and the I-35 milkweed restoration project.   Cindy writes and films the nature photography for The Urban Naturalist series of books available on Amazon.com. She also writes the nature column for Life is Good magazine. Cindy was a long-time resident of the Texas Gulf Coast. She received her Master Naturalist training from the Houston Arboretum. She is an avid gardener and has been raising Monarch butterflies for over 20 years. Cost: Free. Contact: RSVP REQUIRED (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

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.

2019 Krewe of Thalasar 80's Mardi Gras Ball

Do you feel the need... The need, for speed! Krewe of Thalasar cordially invites you to throwback to the greatest decade! Have a VIP experience watching the Friday night parades from the balconies overlooking The Strand. Between parades, enjoy a catered dinner, dance to a hot beat, and tempt the crowd below with your best beads. Admission includes in-and-out privileges to Trumpet Building at 2217 Strand Street. Attire: Dressy, Cocktail/Mardi Gras attire or Costume from the 1980's. Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable. Tickets will sell out, so get your tickets early at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-krewe-of-thalasar-80s-mardi-gras-ball-tickets-53354060431?aff=ehomecard. Cost: $105.54 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-krewe-of-thalasar-80s-mardi-gras-ball-tickets-53354060431?aff=ehomecard. Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 AM. Trumpets Building 2217 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.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.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

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.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, February 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

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.

Krewe D'Art Party and Disco Bus!!

Join us at the Galveston Arts Center for the Mardi Gras Galveston Parade! Our second floor windows will be open and ready for bead throwing! Guests will receive entry to our GAC party complete with food, beverages, and beads! The event ticket includes entrance to the Mardi Gras grounds that evening. Is a Mardi Gras party at GAC not enough fun for you? take your fun level up a notch and be one of twenty-five individuals in the parade on the DISCO BUS! The Disco bus party ticket includes entry to the GAC party and to the Mardi Gras grounds that evening. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $55. Contact: Get tickets online! Friday, February 22, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

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 22nd and Mechanic (Only) gates open at 5:00 PM. You will only receive FREE entrance at the 22nd & 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.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Saturday, February 23, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston County Audubon Group/GINTC Birding Field Trip

Leader: Alice Anne O’Donell/Greg Whittaker Our local Galveston County Audubon Group welcomes Winter Texans and residents to participate in our monthly field trip.  We will meet at Moody Gardens as a starting point and give everyone the game plan for the trip.  We can consolidate into carpools with likely stops at the Galveston Island State Park, Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve and Jim Stevenson’s house near Indian Beach. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.789.8125. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Moody Gardens South Aquarium Parking Lot 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Beachcombing 101

Treasures await you at the water's edge! Join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop, identification, and collecting expedition! Cold winter water is the best time for beach combing, so dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet! We'll start at the Day Use Beach parking lot for a brief park orientation before we stroll to the beach where we can review the best treasure hunting practices, identification basics, hand out equipment, and use the restroom before we go. So join us and grab your own collection of shells, sea beans, and beach treasures! What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots) Pail or bucket for collecting. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Jolly Jester Jaunt - Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5K

Join us for the 108th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston We call it the best day ever!! You receive with your registration a festival shirt, mardi gras themed item, and a cold beer at the finish! Wait, we go one step further a ticket to Mardi Gras that day is included. The schedule that day features 4 parades and 2 headline concerts! No Run has more Fun!! Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-galveston-jolly-jester-jaunt-5k-registration-49176123108. Cost: Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-galveston-jolly-jester-jaunt-5k-registration-49176123108. 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 Party

Let the good times roll! Join us for some post-parade fun and enjoy delicious food, beer and wine and live entertainment by the Nigel Edison Band! More Info: B. Jigger's Lounge. Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Contact: 409.740.5300. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Holiday Inn Resort On The Beach 5002 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galvestonholidayinn.com.

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. Sponsored by Mister Golf Cart.  Register online at https://www.yagascafe.com/zaniest-golf-cart-registration/. Cost: Register online: https://www.yagascafe.com/zaniest-golf-cart-registration/. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Birding 101

Ranger Lisa invites you to join us on a brief birding orientation and hike, to discover some of the great opportunities on Galveston Island. We'll discuss identification, field skills, listing, and why this island is a birding paradise! Binoculars, scope, and lots of information available to everyone. Pets welcome on leash, but make birding more challenging. What to bring: Park permit (left in vehicle) Water bottle Hiking  and birding gear (dress for the outdoors) Binoculars if you have them (option to borrow from Ranger). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Post-Parade Buffet

Come on into Palm Court and feast on a Cajun-inspired buffet featuring catfish, jambayala, red beans & rice, crawfish etouffee, pecan pie, king cake and more! More Info: Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Cost: $19.95. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Palm Court 5400 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www3.hilton.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.

Fish Tales Celebrates Mardi Gras! Galveston

Fish Tales will celebrate Mardi Gras in style during a Balcony Party on Saturday, February 23 and Saturday, March 2 from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. both weekends.  Guests are invited to escape the crowds and join in on the Mardi Gras madness with a bird’s-eye experience from the Fish Tales balcony along the bustling Seawall. Throughout the day, attendees will enjoy an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, live music, drink specials, dancing and the thrill of throwing Mardi Gras beads to screaming spectators. Party goers will also receive coveted private parking in the middle of the action. Revelers are encouraged to make their reservations today! More Info: Fishtales. Cost: $150 per person, General Admission; $125 per person, Landry’s Select Club Members; *Price including tax and gratuity. Contact: Hayden Rome, hayden@dpwpr.com. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 5:00 PM – 11:55 PM. Fish Tales Seafood Grill 2502 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

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.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Mardi Gras with The Samy Jo Band

Come party with The Samy Jo Band at Mardi Gras 2019 in Galveston, TX!!! Cost: Free. Contact: livemusiclife25@yahoo.com. Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:00 PM – Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:00 AM. Prohibition Reds 2401 Church St. For more info visit www.facebook.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. Sunday, February 24, 2019. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Sunday, February 24, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope 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, February 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Mardi Gras Brunch at Hotel Galvez

Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez takes on a Mardi Gras flair during the carnival season featuring a rotation of New Orleans inspired menu items such as jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, and bread pudding, along with many of the standard brunch favorites. According to Open Table users, Galvez Bar & Grill is one of 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for five years running. Sunday Brunch features a huge seafood display, made-to-order-omelets, waffle station, pasta bar, carving station with two options, an array of sides and entrees as well as a hallway full of desserts. Brunch is $44.99 for adults; $39.99 for seniors and $26.99 for children (ages 6-11) and served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance reservations are recommended and available through Open Table or calling directly at 409.515.2145. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: $44.99 Adults. Contact: 409.515.2145. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.opentable.com.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party

Experience the magic of Mardi Gras! Galveston with VIP views of 2 parades, including the 1:00PM Fiesta Gras Parade and the 4:00PM Fiesta Gras Parade, 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/4027467/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-224-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $25 plus taxes & fees. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 23rd & Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Schooner Sunday

For those interested in learning to sail, becoming members, or simply looking to enjoy a day out on the water, our Schooner Sunday program is perfect for you. Guests are invited to work the sails if they like, or even steer, as our Captains point out areas of interested along the route! $50.00 per person reservations required 409-572-2560 Ext. 1008. Cost: $50 per person | Reservations Required: (409)572-2560 Ext. 1008. Contact: (409)572-2560. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Sea Star Base 7509 Broadway. For more info visit ssbgalveston.org.

Fiesta Gras Parade #1

Join us for a day of celebration at the 3rd Annual Fiesta Gras! Day at Mardi Gras! Galveston.  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. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mega 101 Fiesta Gras Parade

Join us for a day of celebration at the 3rd Annual Fiesta Gras! Day at Mardi Gras! Galveston.  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. Sunday, February 24, 2019, 4:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Monday, February 25, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

The Texas A&M University System Technology Summit

The Texas A&M University System Technology Summit is the place technology experts come to learn from the best, exchange ideas on common challenges and spend time together. Professionals have the rare chance to blend technical learning across a wide range of subjects such as project management and leadership. Tech Summit encourages participation from all industries and institutions, regardless of their affiliation with Texas A&M. More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: techsummit@tamu.edu. Monday, February 25, 2019 – Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Moody Gardens 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit techsummit.tamu.edu.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

Winter Texans Visit Menard House

The Menard House was the home of the founder of Galveston Island, Michel B. Menard. The house, built in 1838 and the oldest on the island, is in the Greek revival style. The furniture and furnishings, with few exceptions, all date from the first half of the 19th century (1800-1850s).  RSVP online at GalvestonHistory.org. Cost: RSVP at GalvestonHistory.org. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 10:00 AM. 1838 Michel B. Menard Home 1604 33rd St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Art Club for Kids

Perfect for home-schoolers* or after school, our art club lets kids explore drawing, painting, sculpture, and more.  Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing sophisticated techniques, tools, and concepts. Integrated tours and discussions of GAC’s rotating art exhibitions allow students to explore contemporary art concepts and media and learn about professional artists living and working in Texas today. Suited for artists aged 9-14. , Instructor: Jessica Ninci, MFA in Painting & Ceramics , Tuition: $150 for the full semester REGISTER BY 1/18!  , Drop-in rate: $15 per day   |  *Scholarships available; call to inquire. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Drop-in rate: $15 per day. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

BabyTime

Twenty-minute storytime for infants, pre-walkers and new walkers and their significant other filled with short stories, songs, fingerplays, baby bounces and fun. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Story Time

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers and their families. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Cooking Class: Boozy Creole Feast!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! You're invited on a tasty tour of the bayou with Chef Bailey Shinn that will get you in the Mardi Gras spirit! To start, we'll blend a batch of knockout fresh fruit Mardi-ritas to sip on. Next, you will prepare light & crispy GIB Tiki Wheat beer batter hush puppies with a classic remoulade dipping sauce. Next, you will learn a new twist on a traditional dish: shrimp & grits! You will prepare cheesy cracked pepper grits smothered with a white wine reduction cream sauce loaded with shrimp, andouille sausage and the holy trinity. For dessert, you will learn to bake an irresistible Bailey's bread pudding with drizzled with decadent whiskey sauce from scratch! Laissez les bon temps roulez! $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… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Thursday, February 28, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

Behind the Scenes Tour for Winter Texans

Open spaces normally locked during regular tour hours.  In-depth history about the USS Cavalla and USS Stewart.  Talk about life on board during the WWII era.  Limited to 15 people.  Hard hats required to wear and will be provided.  Beginning 17 January every Thursday. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galveston Naval Museum Seawolf Park. For more info visit 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.  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, February 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Thursday Jazz at Galvez

Pianist Bryan Guevin performs Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. Performances are free and open to the public. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice his/her skills while sharing stories with Oliver, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the dog. Register at children's reference desk. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Thursday Jazz at The Tremont House

New in 2019, enjoy live jazz by Duo du Jour on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. in the 1888 Toujouse Bar at The Tremont House. Savor a cocktail and enjoy classic, acoustic jazz in our beautiful atrium. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Cooking Class: Boozy Creole Feast!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! You're invited on a tasty tour of the bayou with Chef Bailey Shinn that will get you in the Mardi Gras spirit! To start, we'll blend a batch of knockout fresh fruit Mardi-ritas to sip on. Next, you will prepare light & crispy GIB Tiki Wheat beer batter hush puppies with a classic remoulade dipping sauce. Next, you will learn a new twist on a traditional dish: shrimp & grits! You will prepare cheesy cracked pepper grits smothered with a white wine reduction cream sauce loaded with shrimp, andouille sausage and the holy trinity. For dessert, you will learn to bake an irresistible Bailey's bread pudding with drizzled with decadent whiskey sauce from scratch! Laissez les bon temps roulez! $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… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

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, March 1, 2019. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Friday, March 1, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

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, March 1, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Krewe of Babalu Balcony Party

Continue celebrating Mardi Gras! Galveston and toss beads from above! Relish in the good times with VIP viewing of live entertainment and 3 parades! Balcony tickets include entrance to the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Krewe of Babalu Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket , Impressive view of the Bud Light Stage with live entertainment , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 3 Parade Views Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7318095/krewe-of-babalu-balcony-party2228-strand-31-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7318095/krewe-of-babalu-balcony-party2228-strand-31-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 AM. 2228 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party

Continue celebrating Mardi Gras! Galveston and toss beads from above! Relish in the good times with VIP viewing of live entertainment and 3 parades! 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/3812605/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-31-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $47.25 plus taxes & fees. Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:00 AM. Dargan & Tobyn Building 23rd & Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Queen's Court Balcony Party

Celebrate like a QUEEN as you throw beads to the revelers below and enjoy a royal view of 3 parades as they roll down the Entertainment District. 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/7114558/mardi-grasqueens-court-balcony-party2217-strand-31-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $45 plus taxes & fees. Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:00 AM. Trumpets Building 2217 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Up Close & Personal with Headliner Balcony Party

With this EXCLUSIVE VIP ticket, get up close and personal with the Headline Entertainer! Our guests of honor will make a special appearance to this balcony for a meet & greet. Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and 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/4418267/up-close-personal-with-mardi-gras-headliner2021-strand-31-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $42 plus taxes & fees. Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 AM. Trolley Station 2021 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, March 1, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Z Krewe Balcony Party: Zestival 3

Party on the largest balcony on The Strand.  Tickets include Strand entrance tickets, guaranteed balcony access, open bar, food, live music, and clean restrooms (no porta-potties). Cost: $100 | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-mardi-gras-balcony-party-zestival-3-tickets-51827789313. Friday, March 1, 2019, 6:00 PM – Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 AM. Jockusch Building 2025 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade

We want to say thank you to all First Responders and Military Personnel for their service with FREE admission into Mardi Gras! Galveston on Friday March 1. Please show your badge or Military ID at the gate to gain access for yourself + plus one additional guest! Danny Weber, Sr. was a lifelong Galvestonian who spent over 30 years in the Galveston Fire Department as he worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming Fire Chief. After he retired, still wishing to serve the community he loved, he ran for City Council, serving three terms as the District 5 Representative. Danny was a devoted family man and a good friend to all who knew him. This parade is dedicated to Danny because of his love for his community, fire department, and Mardi Gras! . Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Krewe Babalu 14th Annual All Krewe Parade

Come watch the 14th Annual parade. This parade is packed with more beads per foot than any other. See it twice. Once from Mechanics Row and then from the Strand. Come load up on beads!!! . Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Krewe de Yaga's Parade

Only the most irie vibes will be heard from this Krewe. Rounding out the second Friday night of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2019, Krewe da’ Yaga’s makes its return with a parade full of Yaga’s Café family of the past, present and future. This is one not to be missed. Board shorts and flip flops required! Want to ride? Please Email: Sarah Spak sspak@yagaspresents.com for more information. Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:30 PM. Downtown. 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, March 2, 2019. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Saturday, March 2, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Brewding 401: Final Exam

Leader: Greg Whittaker This “advanced” outing will be a culmination of the previous 3 offerings with a more adventuresome excursion starting at Moody Gardens.  We’ll drive the roads on the “near west end” and bird the areas holding the most diversity at that time.  Ultimately, we’ll finish back at Moody gardens in time to allow those interested to convene at 8423 Stewart Rd for the 1pm brewery tour. Cost: Free| Must sign up at GalvestonNatureTourism.org. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Moody Gardens South Aquarium Parking Lot 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Beachcombing 101

Treasures await you at the water's edge! Join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop, identification, and collecting expedition! Cold winter water is the best time for beach combing, so dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet! We'll start at the Day Use Beach parking lot for a brief park orientation before we stroll to the beach where we can review the best treasure hunting practices, identification basics, hand out equipment, and use the restroom before we go. So join us and grab your own collection of shells, sea beans, and beach treasures! What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots) Pail or bucket for collecting. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade

The parade begins at 27th Ave O and goes down 27th to the Seawall turns on Seawall down seawall to 31st street down 31st street to Ave M down Ave M to 27th street where there will be food vendors, drinks(for sale) and music for dancing immediately after the parade. Come out and celebrate with your family and friends as we parade in the neighborhood. Lots of royalty, bead throws, special throws, cheer leader groups, color guard, boats, dancers and of course marching bands. Come out and enjoy the festivities. At Jack Johnson Park, immediately following parade, the “Yard Party” will begin! More bead throwing, more music and food and drinks for sale and plenty of FUN! Come out and join us for a day full of family-friendly outings. . Contact: Valerie Clouser, 713-494-9746. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Seawall Blvd. 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, March 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Krewe of Babalu Balcony Party

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll as you revel in everything Mardi Gras! Galveston. View 4 parades including the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade and live entertainment from the main stage! Balcony tickets include entrance into the entertainment district, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance is on Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced everyone gets a turn. Krewe of Babalu Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket , Impressive view of the Bud Light Stage with live entertainment , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 3 Parade Views Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5167386/krewe-of-babalu-balcony-party2228-strand-32-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5167386/krewe-of-babalu-balcony-party2228-strand-32-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, March 3, 2019, 12:00 AM. 2228 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras King's Court Balcony Party

Wrap up the 108th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston the best way possible, like a KING! Get the royal treatment with a spectacular view of 3 parades, including the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade, as they enter the Entertainment District. Balcony tickets include entrance to the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance is located at 2021 Strand (across from the Hendley Market). Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7746969/mardi-graskings-court-balcony-party2021-strand-32-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $63 plus taxes & fees. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, March 3, 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 as you throw beads to the revelers below and enjoy a royal  view of 6 parades as they roll down the Entertainment District, including the Knights of Momus Grand Night 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/2940458/mardi-grasqueens-court-balcony-party2217-strand-32-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $65 plus taxes & fees. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1:00 AM. Trumpets Building 2217 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party and Grand Night Parade Viewing

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll as you revel in everything Mardi Gras! Galveston. View 3 parades including the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade and live entertainment from the main stage! Balcony tickets include entrance into the entertainment district, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance is on Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3170347/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-32-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $78.75 plus taxes & fees. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1:00 AM. Dargan & Tobyn Building 23rd & Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Z Krewe Balcony Party: Zestival 4

Party on the largest balcony on The Strand.  Tickets include Strand entrance tickets, guaranteed balcony access, open bar, food, live music, and clean restrooms (no porta-potties). Cost: $150 | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-mardi-gras-balcony-party-zestival-4-tickets-51839004859. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, March 3, 2019, 12:00 AM. Jockusch Building 2025 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Z Krewe 25th Z Processional

The annual Zanie Procession is held through the Historic Strand District along Mechanic Street. Hundreds of Zanies throw their "best beads" to the crowds. The parade features bands, military units and zany revelers from other clubs, and is led by Big Daddy and Big Momma followed by King and Queen Zanie and their royal Zoots and Zaftigs. . Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Birding 101

Ranger Lisa invites you to join us on a brief birding orientation and hike, to discover some of the great opportunities on Galveston Island. We'll discuss identification, field skills, listing, and why this island is a birding paradise! Binoculars, scope, and lots of information available to everyone. Pets welcome on leash, but make birding more challenging. What to bring: Park permit (left in vehicle) Water bottle Hiking  and birding gear (dress for the outdoors) Binoculars if you have them (option to borrow from Ranger). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Mix 96.5 Parade

Mix 96.5 Parade will feature floats, marching bands, bead throwing and more!  The parade begins on Strand at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand to 25th, travels south on 25th to Ship's Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship's Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand. . Saturday, March 2, 2019, 2:30 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Parade Viewing Party

Come join Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) for our annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser and Parade Watching Party on Saturday, March 2 at ETC, 2317 Mechanic Street - directly across the street from The Tremont House Hotel.  Festivities will begin at 3:00 pm and dinner will be served at 6:00. This truly is one of the best parties on the Island! Not only do you get a prime location to watch the Krewe of Momus Grand Night Parade, but the fun also goes on the entire evening! ETC's party is casual (much easier to catch beads), and our restrooms are clean (and available only to our guests). Not only will you have a great time, but you can feel great knowing that the proceeds from this event will go to support your local nonprofit theatre! Your admission includes: plenty of beer, wine, and set-ups , a Cajun-style catered dinner & dessert , a wristband that will allow you to move in and out of our protected gated area on Mechanic Street, and onto the streets with the masses , a ticket to enter the gates of… More Info: Island ETC. Contact: (409) 762-3556. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Parade

Let the good times roll through Galveston Historic Strand District along Mechanic Street from 25th to 20th and back up the Strand. . Saturday, March 2, 2019, 3:30 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Fish Tales Celebrates Mardi Gras! Galveston

Fish Tales will celebrate Mardi Gras in style during a Balcony Party on Saturday, February 23 and Saturday, March 2 from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. both weekends.  Guests are invited to escape the crowds and join in on the Mardi Gras madness with a bird’s-eye experience from the Fish Tales balcony along the bustling Seawall. Throughout the day, attendees will enjoy an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, live music, drink specials, dancing and the thrill of throwing Mardi Gras beads to screaming spectators. Party goers will also receive coveted private parking in the middle of the action. Revelers are encouraged to make their reservations today! More Info: Fishtales. Cost: $150 per person, General Admission; $125 per person, Landry’s Select Club Members; *Price including tax and gratuity. Contact: Hayden Rome, hayden@dpwpr.com. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 11:55 PM. Fish Tales Seafood Grill 2502 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

A&M Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party

Details coming soon. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:00 PM. Tremont House. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade

The Knights of Momus is Galveston’s oldest and largest Mardi Gras Krewe dating back to 1871 on Galveston Island.  This years’ Momus parade is sure to entertain young and old alike with colorfullyl themed floats, marching bands, dignitaries, and lots and lots of Mardi Gras beads!   Parade starts at 23rd and Seawall Boulevard, turns right on 25th Street and continues to Mechanic Street. Right on Mechanic Street to 20th Street, left on 20th to The Strand. Left on Strand and end at the Railroad Museum. More information at www.knightsofmomus.com . Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:30 PM. 25th & Seawall to The 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. Sunday, March 3, 2019. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Sunday, March 3, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope 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, March 3, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Mardi Gras Brunch at Hotel Galvez

Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez takes on a Mardi Gras flair during the carnival season featuring a rotation of New Orleans inspired menu items such as jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, and bread pudding, along with many of the standard brunch favorites. According to Open Table users, Galvez Bar & Grill is one of 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for five years running. Sunday Brunch features a huge seafood display, made-to-order-omelets, waffle station, pasta bar, carving station with two options, an array of sides and entrees as well as a hallway full of desserts. Brunch is $44.99 for adults; $39.99 for seniors and $26.99 for children (ages 6-11) and served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance reservations are recommended and available through Open Table or calling directly at 409.515.2145. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: $44.99 Adults. Contact: 409.515.2145. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.opentable.com.

Firefighters Children's Parade Balcony Party

Join us inside the Mardi Gras! Galveston’s Head Quarters Balcony to celebrate the 15th Annual Firefighters Children’s Parade. Tickets are $15 and include entrance to the balcony party with a cash bar stocked with water and sodas, beads not included. All proceeds go to the Firefighter Children’s Parade. Come watch all the action from above and have some fun throwing beads to the children below! Purchase your ticket today.

 Parade Views:
 Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade at 12pm
 , Barkus & Meoux Parade at 1:30pm
 , 15th Annual Firefighters Children’s Parade at 3pm Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7064263/firefighters-childrens-parade-balcony-party2228-strand-33-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Cost: $15 plus taxes & fees | https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7064263/firefighters-childrens-parade-balcony-party2228-strand-33-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Dargan & Tobyn Building 23rd & Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Krewe of Barkus & Meoux "A Cat's Eye View" Parade Balcony Party

The Galveston Island Humane Society’s (GIHS) 21st Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Gras parade will host the 4th Annual “A Cat’s Eye View” parade viewing party on the balcony of the Trolley Station Building. This party gives you prime viewing of three family fun parades: The Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade, our Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, and the Children’s Parade. This year we have added additional “fun” family activities.

 Our parade will be led this year by our Paws Gala Elite Pet winner, Gerry Cat, and his favorite human, Concetta Maceo.

“ A Cat’s Eve View” Balcony Party Highlights:
 Light appetizers, 1 free drink ticket, a cash bar, and music
 , Puts you in the center of the Mardi Gras action
 , New kids activities this year, including face painting and a kids art area
 , Allows you to view all three Sunday Parades
 , A Cat’s Eye View of the fabulous Barkus & Meoux parade featuring area pets, many in their Mardi Gras attire!
 The Parade and Viewing Party… Cost: $25 | https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5361003/a-cats-eye-view-balcony-party2021-strand-33-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Trolley Station 2021 Strand. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade

Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade! Bring out the entire family for a day full of fun at Family Gras.   The Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade will begin at 12:00pm with festive floats and Shriners Clowns and Mini-Cars! Sunday, March 3, 2019, 12:00 PM. Strand District. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Schooner Sunday

For those interested in learning to sail, becoming members, or simply looking to enjoy a day out on the water, our Schooner Sunday program is perfect for you. Guests are invited to work the sails if they like, or even steer, as our Captains point out areas of interested along the route! $50.00 per person reservations required 409-572-2560 Ext. 1008. Cost: $50 per person | Reservations Required: (409)572-2560 Ext. 1008. Contact: (409)572-2560. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Sea Star Base 7509 Broadway. For more info visit ssbgalveston.org.

Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade

The 21st Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Gras Parade is set for Sunday, March 3rd. Registration and check-in will begin at noon at Pier 21 (21st and Harborside Drive); with the parade commencing at 1:30pm at 20th & Harborside Drive. Parade Marshals are “Gerry Cat” and his “mom” – Concetta Maceo-Sims. Both were honored as the 2018 PAWS Gala’s Elite Pet and Elite Pet Owner. For those eager to enter their favorite pet in the Pet Costume contest, it will be held from 12:15 -1:00 pm on the Pier. Winners will be announced and ribbons awarded prior to the start of the parade. Again, this year, pet lovers have a choice: Bring your pet and participate in the 21st annual Parade or enjoy watching all the frivolity and festivities at the 4th Annual "A Cat's Eye View" Parade Viewing Party from the balcony (2nd floor) of the Trolley Station Building, 20th & Strand. Not only will parade watchers get to enjoy the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, which begins at 1:30 pm, but attendees will also get to see the Shriners’… Contact: (409)740-1919. Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1:30 PM. Downtown Galveston. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras Children’s Parade

Local firefighters and first responders host a parade dedicated to the families and children of Galveston with decorated floats and costumed kids. The parade begins at 25th and Santa Fe Place, South on 25th, East on Postoffice, North on 19th Street, West on Strand, Parade ends 25th & Strand. More details at www.childrensparade.org.  . Sunday, March 3, 2019, 3:00 PM. Downtown Galveston. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Monday, March 4, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

Art Club for Kids

Perfect for home-schoolers* or after school, our art club lets kids explore drawing, painting, sculpture, and more.  Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing sophisticated techniques, tools, and concepts. Integrated tours and discussions of GAC’s rotating art exhibitions allow students to explore contemporary art concepts and media and learn about professional artists living and working in Texas today. Suited for artists aged 9-14. , Instructor: Jessica Ninci, MFA in Painting & Ceramics , Tuition: $150 for the full semester REGISTER BY 1/18!  , Drop-in rate: $15 per day   |  *Scholarships available; call to inquire. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Drop-in rate: $15 per day. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Pancakes for Supper

Come enjoy pancakes and stories before the Fat Tuesday parade. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: Karen Stanley. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Kiwanis Club of Galveston Fat Tuesday Balcony Party

The Galveston Kiwanis Club, a hard-working service organization, will host our 5th Annual Balcony Party, hosted for the 5th straight year, by Justin Stapleton, KPRC News and Weather Personality, during the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Annual Fat Tuesday Parade. You will be in the center of the action, with the balcony located at the corner of 23rd Street and Strand, overlooking the historic Strand parade route and Saengerfest Park.

 Your $25.00 ticket comes with gourmet, handmade pizzas from Yaga's Cafe along with King Cake and the awesome view. Cash Bar! Door Open: 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go directly to support the Galveston Kiwanis Club sponsorships of the youth on Galveston Island. Purchase your tickets online. Beads will be available for purchase from the Club for your total experience. Be sure to purchase our 5th Year Commemorative Medallion bead!  Contact Donna Graham, Kiwanis Past-President, by emailing graham.dj@gmail.com or by calling 832-577-2957. Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6086164/kiw… More Info: The Strand District. Cost: $25 | https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6086164/kiwanis-club-of-galveston-fat-tuesday-balcony-party2228-strand-35-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston. Contact: graham.dj@gmail.com | 832-577-2957. Summary: Close out the Galveston Mardi Gras celebration while supporting the local youth of Galveston. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5:30 PM. Dargan & Tobyn Building 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.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. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Multiple Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

Gulf Coast Herb Fair

Seventh annual herb fair -- free event:  vendors, cooking demonstrations, plants,  lectures and luncheon benefiting the Friends of Moody Gardens..Celebrating garlic as our spice of the year. More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Free. Contact: Moody Gardens. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Moody Gardens Visitors Center 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

BabyTime

Twenty-minute storytime for infants, pre-walkers and new walkers and their significant other filled with short stories, songs, fingerplays, baby bounces and fun. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Story Time

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers and their families. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Thursday, March 7, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.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, March 7, 2019, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

Behind the Scenes Tour for Winter Texans

Open spaces normally locked during regular tour hours.  In-depth history about the USS Cavalla and USS Stewart.  Talk about life on board during the WWII era.  Limited to 15 people.  Hard hats required to wear and will be provided.  Beginning 17 January every Thursday. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Galveston Naval Museum Seawolf Park. For more info visit 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.  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, March 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice his/her skills while sharing stories with Oliver, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the dog. Register at children's reference desk. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

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, March 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Galveston Reads: Professor's Panel

Our popular Professor’s Panel will feature area educators who will offer their insights on No Apparent Distress. This program provides a great overview and reading guide to the book.  Dr. Shane Wallace, English professor at Galveston College, 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… 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, March 7, 2019, 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library Wortham Auditorium (1st Floor) 2310 Sealy. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Moody Gardens 3D Theater Films

Enjoy any of the films below on the world's first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. Already featuring the largest screen in Texas and top-of-the-line surround sound system, this state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world. Film Schedule for January 7 - March 8, 10:30 a.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 11:00 a.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins) , 12:00 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins)       , 12:50 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 1:25 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) , 2:15 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness (40 mins) , 3:05 p.m.  Great White Sharks 3D (23 mins) , 3:35 p.m.  Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (40 mins) , 4:25 p.m.  Backyard Wilderness 3D (40 mins)      , 5:15 p.m.  Secret Ocean 3D (40 mins) GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D: NOW PLAYING! Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (800)582-4673. Friday, March 8, 2019. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Friday, March 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

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, March 8, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Kendra Gives Back Trunk Show

Do some jewelry shopping during our Kendra Scott Trunk Show and benefit a charity at the same time. Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show with 20% of sales benefitting Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council. Kendra Scott Friendswood will sell items directly to customers in the lobby of the hotel. Sales staff accepts cards only, no cash is accepted. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, March 8, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Kendra Scott Trunk Sale at Hotel Galvez

Are you looking for a new piece of jewelry for spring? You should do some jewelry shopping during our Kendra Scott Trunk Show and benefit a charity at the same time. Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show with 20% of sales benefiting Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC). GINTC is a non-profit organization that promotes the value of Galveston's natural habitat and resources through nature-related events and programs. Kendra Scott Friendswood will sell items directly to customers in the lobby of the hotel. Sales staff accepts cards only, no cash is accepted. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, March 8, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, March 8, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, March 8, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

41st Corvette Chevy Expo

The Corvette Chevy Expo will be celebrating its 41st anniversary.  The All Chevrolet event features World Class Show Cars Indoors and also the new outdoor Show 'N Shine for both Saturday and Sunday, Major National Vendors from across the county attend, Cars for Sale, Craft Show, and Food Court. Meet the celebrities from In WheelTime Radio show which is live from the Expo on Saturday.   Also on Saturday, the children can participate in the Youth Judging Program sponsored by Hagerty Insurance.  Sunday Swimsuit USA International holds their annual Swimsuit Contest.  The event is full of awards and is open to all Chevy models.  The Vues Vues Magazine Tri-Power ® Award will also be available. Free Parking in the parking garage which is located underneath the Convention Center (No need to deal with the weather!).  The Corvette Chevy Expo is held at the Galveston Island Convention Center just south of Houston, Texas.  Show hours are Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. This is a Vette… Cost: $15 Adults, Children 12 and under free, Free Parking. Contact: bonniew.vettevues@gmail.com. Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Sunday, March 10, 2019. Galveston Island Convention Center 5600 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit corvettechevyexpo.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, March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beachcombing 101

Treasures await you at the water's edge! Join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop, identification, and collecting expedition! Cold winter water is the best time for beach combing, so dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet! We'll start at the Day Use Beach parking lot for a brief park orientation before we stroll to the beach where we can review the best treasure hunting practices, identification basics, hand out equipment, and use the restroom before we go. So join us and grab your own collection of shells, sea beans, and beach treasures! What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots) Pail or bucket for collecting. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Family Day at The Ocean Star: Derrick of Distinction

“Oil Rigs” can be compared to vehicles: they come in lots of shapes and sizes! Using unconventional materials (spaghetti, linguine, and marshmallows), compete with other visitors to design, build, and test your very own model of a derrick. How tall can your distinctive derrick grow, and how much weight can it support? About Ocean Star Family Days: On the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day.  Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using activities or experiments. We encourage parents to bring their children aboard and experience family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Children 18 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperone. Please note this special discount is designed for individual ticket sales and not to be combined with guided group tours or other museum programs. More Info: Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Pier 21. The Strand District. Summary: Ocean Star Family Days promote family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Ocean Star 1900 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Dog Spelled Backwards

G. Lee Gallery is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Wilson’s premiere show “Dog Spelled Backwards” featuring original portraits of man’s best friend. Attending her first private art class at the tender age of six, she continued with art instruction until her teenage years when life pulled her in countless directions. A Texas A&M Galveston graduate in marine biology, the mother of five and a new grandmother, she has returned to her easel and love of art. Combining her love for dogs and art, she captures our canine companions with wonderful expression and detail. She's well on her way to becoming known as the crazy dog lady. She welcomes commission requests of your beloved pet. Be sure to join us 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Cost: Free. Contact: 4093707350. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

ArtWalk

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

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

"Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope"

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents a musical that showcases the very essence of Irish history when the spectacular production of Celtic Nights - Oceans of Hope takes center stage on Saturday, March 9, at 8pm - for just one grand performance.  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. This new production captures the very essence of who we are and where we come from as it tells the story of hopes and dreams of a better place for one’s family to achieve liberty and freedom. Come along for this journey as some of Ireland’s most talented performers – Celtic Nights – use song, music and dance to tell the story of people crossing oceans to America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand in hopes of trading famine and persecution for freedom and prosperity.  Noted Ireland’s former Prime Minister Enda Kenny, “Celtic Nights  has brought our distinctive and evolving music and dance tradition to the world stage while s… 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=AC10829C-7843-4D9B-9B85-2918A3737B2E. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Oceans of Hope – The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors, captures the very essence of Irish history.  Through music, song, and dance, audiences experience the struggles and dreams of a people fighting for liberty, freedom, dignity, and above all, family. Saturday, March 9, 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, March 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

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

Schooner Sunday

For those interested in learning to sail, becoming members, or simply looking to enjoy a day out on the water, our Schooner Sunday program is perfect for you. Guests are invited to work the sails if they like, or even steer, as our Captains point out areas of interested along the route! $50.00 per person reservations required 409-572-2560 Ext. 1008. Cost: $50 per person | Reservations Required: (409)572-2560 Ext. 1008. Contact: (409)572-2560. Sunday, March 10, 2019, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Sea Star Base 7509 Broadway. For more info visit ssbgalveston.org.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, March 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

PUPPETPALOOZA: Spring Break Art Camp

In conjunction with Galveston Arts Center’s current exhibition, The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat, young artists will get the chance to create their own puppet theater production over Spring Break at this year’s PUPPETPALOOZA, a five-day art camp that meets for 3 hours a day in GAC’s studio classroom. Local youngsters and those visiting Galveston over the break can enroll now to participate from Monday through Friday, March 11-15.  Two sessions are offered to accommodate artists of different ages: one from 9:00am to Noon for artists in grades 1-3, and another from 1:00 to 4:00pm for artists in grades 4-8. Grade levels listed are suggestions, however the youngest campers must be at least 6 years old. Campers will enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the exhibition. They will then get to create their own production while learning and practicing storyboarding, creative writing, character design, kinetic sculpture, structural engineering, voice acting, set design, collaboration, and teamwork.  On the last day of… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $150 for the week. Monday, March 11, 2019 – Friday, March 15, 2019. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Sea Star Base Galveston Spring Break Aquatic Adventure Camp

Looking for a spring break program that is action-packed and educational? Look no further than the SSBG Spring Break Aquatic Adventure! Campers (ages 8-17) will choose from 5 unique on-the-water experiences each day, including small boat sailing, kayaking, large boat sailing, power boating, fishing and more! All activities will provide educational opportunities while creating an unforgettable aquatic experience – all led by our highly skilled team of captains and mariners! We hope to SEA ya there! Camp is held 8am - 6pm. More Info: Sea Star Base Galveston. Cost: $145 daily (lunch included, 15% discount for full week). Contact: https://www.ssbgalveston.org/springbreak. Monday, March 11, 2019 – Friday, March 15, 2019. Sea Star Base Galveston 7509 Broadway. For more info visit www.ssbgalveston.org.

Printmaking Studio

Our Spring Printmaking Sampler course and will cover a variety of printmaking techniques, taught by graphic designer/printmaker Betsy Campbell of Betsy by Design. The course is every Monday for 6 weeks. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $150 - All materials included. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

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/. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Seaport Spring Break: Ship's Figureheads

A tall ship is not complete without its own figurehead to guard over the waves. Come learn about the importance of the figurehead in history and lore and make your own out of clay! About Seaport Spring Break Join the Texas Seaport Museum this March for its Spring Break workshop series! They'll  be setting sails aboard ELISSA, putting ships in bottles and looking out for a lighthouse! Classes are free with general admission to the Texas Seaport Museum and held dockside unless otherwise noted. Classes are limited to 20 people and begin at 2 p.m and last approximately one hour at most. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2100 Harborside. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Art Club for Kids

Perfect for home-schoolers* or after school, our art club lets kids explore drawing, painting, sculpture, and more.  Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing sophisticated techniques, tools, and concepts. Integrated tours and discussions of GAC’s rotating art exhibitions allow students to explore contemporary art concepts and media and learn about professional artists living and working in Texas today. Suited for artists aged 9-14. , Instructor: Jessica Ninci, MFA in Painting & Ceramics , Tuition: $150 for the full semester REGISTER BY 1/18!  , Drop-in rate: $15 per day   |  *Scholarships available; call to inquire. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Drop-in rate: $15 per day. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Professor Suds and His Bubble Miracles

Interactive bubble magic to delight the whole family. 3 event times: 10am , 3:30pm , 7pm. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

BabyTime

Twenty-minute storytime for infants, pre-walkers and new walkers and their significant other filled with short stories, songs, fingerplays, baby bounces and fun. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

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

Story Time

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers and their families. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

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

Seaport Spring Break: Set a Sail!

Ever wonder what life was like for a sailor in the 19th century? Join us in setting a sail on the 1877 Iron Barque Elissa! Learn the language of seafaring, how to work together as a group and what it took to make it out on the high seas! (weather permitting) About Seaport Spring Break Join the Texas Seaport Museum this March for its Spring Break workshop series! They'll  be setting sails aboard ELISSA, putting ships in bottles and looking out for a lighthouse! Classes are free with general admission to the Texas Seaport Museum and held dockside unless otherwise noted. Classes are limited to 20 people and begin at 2 p.m and last approximately one hour at most. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2100 Harborside. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour and Dinner

Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers a monthly “Dinner with the Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour and dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 765-7721. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts are featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65. Contact: 409.765.7721. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:30 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, March 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

Seaport Spring Break: Lighthouse Project

Come learn about one of the most important buildings in nautical history; the Lighthouse! This program will discuss a light house’s important role in bringing sailors safely into port, as well as creating our own beacon to guide us home! About Seaport Spring Break Join the Texas Seaport Museum this March for its Spring Break workshop series! They'll  be setting sails aboard ELISSA, putting ships in bottles and looking out for a lighthouse! Classes are free with general admission to the Texas Seaport Museum and held dockside unless otherwise noted. Classes are limited to 20 people and begin at 2 p.m and last approximately one hour at most. Thursday, March 14, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2100 Harborside. 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.  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, March 14, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 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/. Thursday, March 14, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour and Dinner

Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers a monthly “Dinner with the Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour and dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 765-7721. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts are featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65. Contact: 409.765.7721. Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice his/her skills while sharing stories with Oliver, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the dog. Register at children's reference desk. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Friday, March 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Friday, March 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Friday, March 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Seaport Spring Break: Set a Sail!!

Ever wonder what life was like for a sailor in the 19th century? Join us in setting a sail on the 1877 Iron Barque Elissa! Learn the language of seafaring, how to work together as a group and what it took to make it out on the high seas! (weather permitting) About Seaport Spring Break Join the Texas Seaport Museum this March for its Spring Break workshop series! They'll  be setting sails aboard ELISSA, putting ships in bottles and looking out for a lighthouse! Classes are free with general admission to the Texas Seaport Museum and held dockside unless otherwise noted. Classes are limited to 20 people and begin at 2 p.m and last approximately one hour at most. Friday, March 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2100 Harborside. 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, March 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, March 15, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, March 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Island ETC presents: "Something's Afoot"

Something's Afoot Book, Music and Lyrics by James MacDonald, David Vos, & Robert Gerlach Additional Music by Ed Linderman March 15 – April 13, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on March 24 & March 31 Something's Afoot is a murder mystery musical that spoofs detective stories, mainly the works of Agatha Christie, and especially her detective novel And Then There Were None (a.k.a. Ten Little Indians). The play involves a group of people who are invited to the lake estate of Lord Dudley Rancour. When the wealthy lord is found dead, it's a race against the clock to find out whodunnit. 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, March 15, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Armand Bayou

Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island. Twenty-two similar bayous feed into Galveston Bay flowing behind Galveston Island into west bay and into the Gulf of Mexico. Mysterious pathways delight moonlight and daylight paddlers as no motorized vessels are allowed on Armand Bayou. This haven for wildlife should not be missed for those wishing to explore the estuary from the freshwater to saltwater environments. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island.  Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve Pasadena, TX. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston Island Market

The Galveston Island Market offers a festive monthly outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors. From beautiful quilts to handmade soaps to photography to jewelry – and more! The Island Market provides a relaxing setting to browse and shop for unique hand-crafted items – many created by local Galveston artisans. More Info: The Strand District. Summary: The Island Market provides a relaxing setting to browse and shop for unique hand-crafted items – many created by local Galveston artisans. Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 23rd & Mechanic. For more info visit www.galvestonislandmarket.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, March 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Galveston Reads: UTMB Doctor's Panel

Doctors from various fields at UTMB will offer their insights on No Apparent Distress and the medical field. Dr. Barbara Thompson, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UTMB, 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… 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, March 16, 2019, 3:00 PM. Rosenberg Library Wortham Auditorium (1st Floor) 2310 Sealy. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, March 16, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, March 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Island ETC presents: "Something's Afoot"

Something's Afoot Book, Music and Lyrics by James MacDonald, David Vos, & Robert Gerlach Additional Music by Ed Linderman March 15 – April 13, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on March 24 & March 31 Something's Afoot is a murder mystery musical that spoofs detective stories, mainly the works of Agatha Christie, and especially her detective novel And Then There Were None (a.k.a. Ten Little Indians). The play involves a group of people who are invited to the lake estate of Lord Dudley Rancour. When the wealthy lord is found dead, it's a race against the clock to find out whodunnit. 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, March 16, 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, March 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, March 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston Family Beach Challenge

Giant battle ships, huge bean bags and limbo showdowns are coming to Stewart Beach for the return of the Galveston Family Beach Challenge. The challenge, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will transform a portion of Stewart Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course will include 14 stations for kids and adults with eight new stations this year, including a bean bag game, a life-size battle ship game, limbo, volley balloon, “beam” bag, giant Connect Four and more. Classic favorites like giant Jenga and dominoes, sack races and sandcastle building will return this year as well.  The event is free and participants will have the chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift card plus tickets to popular Galveston attractions. For rules and to register in advance, visit http://galvestonchallenge.com/index.php/registration. More Info: Stewart Beach. Cost: Free. Summary: Giant battle ships, huge bean bags and limbo showdowns are coming to Stewart Beach for the return of the Galveston Family Beach Challenge. Sunday, March 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Stewart Beach. For more info visit galvestonchallenge.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, March 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Trond Saeverud, Conductor Program: Copland – An Outdoor Overture Mozart – Piano Concerto No.24, K.491 - Xiaohui Yang, piano Schubert – Symphony No.9, D.944 “The Great” 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= CBFF44BB-92FD-40F5-85E8-F6CEB5D7AF24. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: The Great C Major Symphony -  The Galveston Symphony Orchestra. Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galvestonsymphony.org.

Printmaking Studio

Our Spring Printmaking Sampler course and will cover a variety of printmaking techniques, taught by graphic designer/printmaker Betsy Campbell of Betsy by Design. The course is every Monday for 6 weeks. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $150 - All materials included. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Monday, March 18, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Reads: Author Visit - Rachel Pearson

Come meet the author of No Apparent Distress and join in a conversation about the book!  Dr. Rachel Pearson will speak, field questions and sign copies of her book. 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. Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:00 PM. Galveston College Seibel Wing 4015 Avenue Q. For more info visit www.rosenberg-library.org.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

Art Club for Kids

Perfect for home-schoolers* or after school, our art club lets kids explore drawing, painting, sculpture, and more.  Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing sophisticated techniques, tools, and concepts. Integrated tours and discussions of GAC’s rotating art exhibitions allow students to explore contemporary art concepts and media and learn about professional artists living and working in Texas today. Suited for artists aged 9-14. , Instructor: Jessica Ninci, MFA in Painting & Ceramics , Tuition: $150 for the full semester REGISTER BY 1/18!  , Drop-in rate: $15 per day   |  *Scholarships available; call to inquire. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Drop-in rate: $15 per day. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Seasonal Sunrise Labyrinth Walk: Vernal Equinox

The public is invited to participate in Seasonal Sunrise labyrinth walks.  Each walk begins approximately 10-15 minutes before sunrise. To access the beach labyrinth, use the seawall steps located at 17th and Seawall Boulevard. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:15 AM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Free Fitness Session

Free Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free! Cost: Free for those 55 & Over. Contact: (409)763-5604 | msierpin@utmb.edu. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4700 Broadway. Ste. B101. For more info visit utmb.edu.

BabyTime

Twenty-minute storytime for infants, pre-walkers and new walkers and their significant other filled with short stories, songs, fingerplays, baby bounces and fun. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Story Time

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers and their families. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Worm 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. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:20 PM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.