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Ohana Surf Dog Competition

Get ready to “hang four” (paws, of course) at the Sixth Annual Ohana Surf Dog event on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The wet, wild and waggin’ activities run from 8 to 11 AM at 27th and Seawall Boulevard in Galveston, Texas. Surf Dogs is a partnership between Ohana Surf & Skate and the Galveston Island Humane Society (GIHS), showcasing island pets in an awesome, unique dog surf competition. “We love combining our amazing four-legged friends with part of our island’s unique culture,” stated Galveston Island Humane Society Executive Director Caroline Dorsett Pate. “We encourage the public to sign their dogs up, have fun and support the shelter!” The event will welcome back Surf Gidget the Pug. Surf Gidget is a rare white pug from Maine who now resides in sunny Southern California with an abundance amount of energy and an exquisite talent - she’s a Pro surf dog who competes in Southern CA surf competitions to raise funds for those in need. Surf Gidget may also be hosting a Friday surf camp, so be sure to check… Contact: (409) 740-1919. Summary: Surf Dogs is a partnership between Ohana Surf & Skate and the Galveston Island Humane Society (GIHS), showcasing island pets in an awesome, unique dog surf competition. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 27th & Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galvestonhumane.org.

Sandcastle Building Lesson

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.  Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place each Saturday this summer from June 2 thru August 18. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. Registration is not required. The lessons will take place on the sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion.  Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and concessions. Parking at Stewart… More Info: Stewart Beach. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

GCVA Volleyball: University of Houston Cougar Beach Bash

Divisions:  Men's 2’s A/AA, BB , Women's 2’s A/AA, BB , Coed 2’s A, BB , COED REC 4'S (2 Guys/2 Gals) , JUNIOR 2'S: 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U Tournament Start Time: Check in: Before 8:30 , Players Meeting: 8:45 , Games Start: 9:00AM -SHARP Register here: http://gcva.wufoo.com/forms/gcva-beach-tournament-registration-form/ ABOUT GCVA: The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA has been producing outdoor volleyball events in the Texas Gulf Coast area for 25 years, and has featured some of the finest talent in the region. During the spring and summer months, the GCVA features an array of high-flying scheduled tournaments at Stewart Beach & East Beach, two of Galveston Island's premier beach parks. Don't miss out on the fun! You do not have to be a GCVA member to participate. Check-in at East Beach is 8:30am, with tournaments beginning… More Info: East Beach. Gulf Coast Volleyball Association. Cost: Entry Fee is $25 per person and $50 per team. Contact: (832)928-4120. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM. East Beach. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Marine Biology Tour

The Marine Biology Tour provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to observe dolphins and other species in their natural habitat, trawl for and handle marine organisms, study plankton through a microscopic lens, and explore Galveston Bay’s rich history. This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, and is led by a marine biologist. Located in the historic port of Galveston, the Texas Seaport Museum is home to the 1877 ELISSA and also tells the story of a rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. More Info: Texas Seaport Museum. The Strand District. Cost: $20 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marine-biology-tour-tickets-46524757803. Contact: (409)763-1877. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2200 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Polymer Clay Workshop: Faux Stones

Did you know that you can use polymer clay to reproduce common jewelry stones like lazuli, turquoise and even coral? At this all-day workshop, award-winning jewelry designer Paula Kennedy will show you how to create amazing trompe l'oei effects.  Beginners welcome. All materials provided. Bring your pasta machine, work surface and blade if you have them.  If not, we will provide these tools for you to use during class. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $75.00. Contact: Reyna Collura, Director of Education. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Preschool Camp: "Superhero Sharks" - Ages 2-4

2018 Preschool Camp Themes & Dates: January 20, 2018 — 4: “Outrageous Otters” (Rainforest). Three, FOUR, open that door to discover how our otters play with enrichment. , February 17, 2018 — 5: “Swimming Seals” (Aquarium). Four, FIVE, take a dive to discover how the seals & sea lions move. , March 17, 2018 — 6: “Fragrant Flowers” (Rainforest). That’s a pretty bouquet of SIX sticks with flowers on the tips! Have you ever attracted bugs with your smell? Flowers do all the time! , June 16, 2018 — 7: “Digging Dinos” (Dinos Alive!). Gee wiz! Camp SEVEN is a dino Armageddon! Join us for a fun fossil lesson! , July 21, 2018 — 8: “Superhero Sharks” (Aquarium). During Camp EIGHT you won’t be bait learning about Superhero Sharks. , August 18, 2018 — 9: “Making Music” (JAM Discovery Museum). At Camp NINE, you’ll be fine jamming to the beat! Let the animals we’ve learned about help you make beautiful music. About Preschool Camps (2-4 Year Olds): Come join the fun as we learn about animals and numbers 1 through… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $20 ($17 for members). Cost includes one parent chaperone. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Baggy Wrinkle

Come help ELISSA crew make an important part of the ship’s rigging; BAGGY WRINKLE! Used as a traditional way to protect ELISSA”s sails from rubbing on the wire stays and manila lines, baggy wrinkle is more than just a fun word to say! More Info: Texas Seaport Museum. The Strand District. Contact: (409)763-1877. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2200 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Cooking Class: Keto Comfort Foods!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Chef Bailey Glover has adapted some of your favorite dishes to make them ketogenic-friendly! Start the class by learning to make two savory snacks: addicting roasted radish chips with hot spinach sausage cheese dip AND crispy bacon crusted gruyere & jalapeño poppers. Next, you will prepare personal pepperoni pizzas with homemade marinara to satisfy those carb-cravings! Finally, we'll whip up a batch of creamy cheesecake fat bombs so good you'll want to lick the bowl clean! Too good to be true?! Nah, healthy dishes can be flavorful & tasty too! $65/person. (Each attendee will receive a set of reusable mini silicone baking cups perfect for making fat bombs! $10 value) Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Boots 'N Eats on the Beach: Bri Bagwell

Country music star Bri Bagwell will headline a free concert in Galveston July 21 as part of the island’s Boots ‘N Eats on the Beach at Stewart Beach. Boots 'N Eats on the Beach will take place from 3-7:30 p.m. July 21 next to the Stewart Beach pavilion, featuring a food truck festival and a free concert from Bagwell, a four-time Texas Female Vocalist of the Year.  Houston-based country music artist Louis Adams Diaz will open the show at 3 p.m. and Bagwell will take the stage around 5 p.m. Also, five of the region’s most popular food trucks will be on hand offering a wide range of international culinary delights. Participating trucks include: Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill, Churrassco Food Truck, Wylie St. Tacos, Bourgeois and Bowl’D Up. Of course, attendees can also enjoy the beach, a kid’s water slide and other park amenities. Families will also be able to participate in the Galveston Family Beach Challenge taking place that day. Parking at Stewart Beach is $15 per car. For information, visit www.g… More Info: Stewart Beach. Summary: Country music star Bri Bagwell will headline a free concert in Galveston July 21 as part of the island’s Boots ‘N Eats on the Beach at Stewart Beach. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Stewart Beach. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sin City of the South Tour

Explore Galveston's Free State period from 1920-1958 with this hour long tour. Learn the history of gambling, bootlegging, and prostitution in Galveston. Sites on the tour include the Balinese Room, the Falstaff Brewery, the Red Light district, and more. More Info: Galveston Historic Tours. Cost: $15. Contact: 409-789-9911. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Departs from Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Bands on the Sand: Shotgun Road

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens, June 8:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 9:   Midlife Crisis (Variety) , June 15:  The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , June 16:  The Max (Variety) , June 22:  The Line Up (Variety) , June 23:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , June 29:  Blacklight (Classic Rock) , July 6:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , July 7:   The Max (Variety) , July 13:   Flashpoint (Variety Dance) , July 14:   Hattrick (Variety) , July 20:   Tejano Kings (Latin Tejano/Variety Dance) , July 21:   Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 27:   The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , July 28:   Vertigo (Variety Rock) , August 3:  Diamond Jack (Classic Rock) , August 4:  The Line Up (Variety) , August 10:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , August 11:  Hattrick (Variety) About Moody Gardens Palm Beach Moody Gardens Palm Beach will offer some new entertainment and traditional favorites as this popular private beach attraction all summer long. Guests are invited to sink their toes in white sand, lounge… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15 | Kids Age & Under: Free. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. 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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

9th Annual Casino for a Cause

The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County will be holding its 9th annual Casino for a Cause July 21st at Moody Gardens Convention Center. Join us in support of victims of family violence and sexual assault by enjoying an evening of casino gaming, an island-inspired dinner and both live and silent auctions. More Info: Moody Gardens Convention Center. Cost: Sponsorships and Tickets Available. Contact: kdimmett@rccgc.org. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Convention Center 1 Hope Blvd.

Live Music at MOD: Britney Doyal

Britney Doyal is an indie folk singer-songwriter. She was named Best New Artist 2017 by Houston's SLM and is currently performing songs from her upcoming album 'Ramblin Woman.'. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: Free. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: The Others

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

"Dixie's Tupperware Party"

Not Your Mother’s Tupperware Party! Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway, the UK & Australia by storm!  Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol'fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see for yourself how Ms. Longate became a member of the illustrious "#1 Tupperware Seller in the World" Club, as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products! MATURE CONTENT www.dixiestupperwareparty.com. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=E5DE94BD-B0B3-4D54-8079-7F18AF4526F1. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Back by popular demand – Dixie Longate returns to The Grand with Dixie’s Tupperware Party! Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Ray Cashman, Grifters & Shills, Charles Bryant

Ray Cashman is a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, who performs mainly solo or as a  duo and occasionaly with a electric band. Armed with a National guitar, stomp box and a Fender amp he performs a blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of the Mississippi delta. Cashman grew up outside of Conroe, TX, listening to older black men play guitar, sing and drink. “They would sell us BBQ sandwiches and Budweiser beer. We would sit around and listen to them play music and tell stories” and the influences of that are certainly everywhere in his music. Grifters & Shills: His was hard rock and heavy metal. Hers was the classic sound of the East Texas piney woods. Theirs was a fiery collision, bearing forth a sound that was at once novel and instantly familiar–nodding to roots seated deep in high lonesome harmonies and back porch blues, while peering out at a scorched path bound by modern assertions and contemporary commentary. Charles Bryant is a singer-songwriter with a unique Americana styl… More Info: Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Cost: $10 at the door. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe 413 20th St. For more info visit www.

Live Music at B.Jigger's: Radio Live

For great live entertainment with a view of the beach, enjoy the nightlife at B. Jigger's at the Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Interested in additional live music on the Island?  Check out Galveston.com's comprehensive guide at http://www.galveston.com/music/. More Info: B. Jigger's Lounge. Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Contact: (409)740-3581. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 AM. B. Jiggers Lounge 5002 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Sharky's: Stranded Band

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 AM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Stuttgarten Tavern: Indaskies

Stuttgarden Tavern on The Strand  features scheduled live music. Interested in additional live music on the Island?  Check out Galveston.com's comprehensive guide at http://www.galveston.com/music/. About Stuttgarden Tavern Stuttgarden Tavern on The Strand features a beer garden with full liquor bar. Culinary favorites include bratwurst along with traditional German dishes, traditional pub fare, and a unique Build Your Own Burger menu.Beer Garden, with full liquor bar, serving bratwurst along with traditional German dishes and tradition pub fare. Dog Friendly. More Info: Stuttgarden Tavern. The Strand District. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 AM. Stuttgarden Tavern 2110 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Yaga's: 80s Party with Sphinx

Interested in additional live music options on the Island?  Check out Galveston.com's comprehensive guide at http://www.galveston.com/music/. About Yaga's Cafe & Bar: Yaga's Cafe and Bar, located at 2314 Strand, wrote the book on mo' bettah food and vibes on Galveston Island. From sandwiches to hot-from-the-oven pizzas to weekend live entertainment to the jammin' outdoor patio, Yaga's Cafe and Bar is place to go when you're ready for Jamaican-style good times. More Info: The Strand District. Yaga's Cafe. Contact: (409)762-6676. Summary: Yaga's Cafe and Bar, located at 2314 Strand, wrote the book on mo' bettah food and vibes on Galveston Island. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 PM – Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:00 AM. Yaga's Cafe and Bar 2314 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Shark University Week

Join Moody Gardens for its 6th Annual Shark University Week. Dive into the world of sharks and learn all about these misunderstood creatures. You'll test your shark knowledge at the end of the week so make sure to pay attention once school is in session! Some of the fin-tastic fun activities and events this year include: Keeper talks & live feedings , Shark discount , Arts & crafts , Interactive stations, exhibits & activities , Great White Shark 3D , Help us name our Shark! , Sharks on Social Media #SharkUWeek Biology, Keeper Talks & Experiences July 22-July 28, 10:30 AM | Dive Presentation @ South Pacific Exhibit (Lower Level) , 11:30 AM | Shark Feeding @ Caribbean Exhibit , 1:00PM | Kelp Shark Feed & Chat @ Kelp Tank on Upper Level , 1:30 PM | Dive Presentation @ Caribbean Exhibit , 2:30 PM | Shark Feeding & Dive Presentation @ Gulf Rig Exhibit , 3:30PM | Aquarist Shark Chat @ the Ocean View Room Shark U Week Discount: Visit the Aquarium Pyramid during Shark U Week for just… More Info: Moody Gardens. Contact: (409)744-4673. Summary: Dive into the world of sharks and learn all about these misunderstood creatures. Sunday, July 22, 2018 – Saturday, July 28, 2018. 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. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.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 www.galvestonchallenge.com. More Info: Stewart Beach. Cost: Free. Summary: Family Beach Challenges are free and will take place on March 18, April 22, May 27, June 17, July 22, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Stewart Beach. For more info visit www.galvestonchallenge.com.

Live Music at Sharky's: Kevin Jeffries

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:30 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Sharky's: Open jam with Zak Perry

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Weekly Comedy Contest

23rd Street Station hosts its Weekly Comedy Contest every Sunday. July 15 thru August 19, 7pm - 10pm. Laff Town's Funniest Comedy Contest is hosted by Steven Padilla, and features multiple Houston-area comics competing for prizes.  Drink specials offered all night, and no cover charge. Cost: No Cover. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 23rd Street Station 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Live Music at Sharky's: Tyler Stokes

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:00 PM – Monday, July 23, 2018, 12:00 AM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sunday Movie Night at Pleasure Pier: "Up"

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for movie nights frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. *Movie starts at sundown. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Stay & Play Sunday: Fireworks Over the Gulf

Need another reason to stay & play this summer?  Here's a dazzler for you!  Enjoy free fireworks over the Gulf each Sunday this summer, June 3rd thru September 2nd.   The shows will be held for 14 WEEKS at 37th & Seawall Boulevard, beginning each Sunday at 9pm, and continuing thru Labor Day. Sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Cost: Free Entry. Contact: 866-505-4456. Summary: Enjoy free fireworks over the Gulf each Sunday this summer, June 3rd thru September 2nd. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 37th & Seawall Blvd.

Writing Your Way to High Adventure: History Camp

Students will experience hands-on exercises that are inspired from the Wild West and Texas History. Campers will receive creative writing instruction from children's author, Melissa Williams, combined with exciting activities from the museum's history experts! Campers will even have a chance to enter their story for publication in the I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids Writing Contest presented by iWRITE!. Camp held daily 9am - 3pm. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Price: $350 – FULL Scholarships available! Contact: andrew@thebryanmuseum.org. Monday, July 23, 2018 – Friday, July 27, 2018. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Day Camp: "Animal Super Bowl II" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Monday, July 23, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Summer Safari II" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Monday, July 23, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice reading skills with Cory, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and very non-judgmental. Check in at the children's desk to get signed up for a turn. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Teen Gaming

Teen Gaming, Every Monday from June 4th – August 13th, 1 – 4 PM , For grades 7-12 , Board games – cooperative, strategic, and more, as well as Smash Bros. & Mario Kart on the Wii U! , Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2018!  Teens and adults can register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 4th at the Rosenberg Library and will receive registration rewards.  As participants read throughout the summer and attend events they will have the opportunity to win small prizes and obtain raffle tickets for larger prizes.  All raffle ticket entries must be received by August 13th.  Winners will be notified by phone if they have won a raffle prize by August 20th. The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 23, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Drop-In Art Recycled Instruments

Rock out at the library anytime between 2:30 - 5:30pm while we create instruments out of recycled materials. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Chess for Kids

Stop by the Children’s Department to learn how to play the game of chess or brush up on your chess skills hosted by George Laiacona. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 23, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Day Camp: "Animal Super Bowl II" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Summer Safari II" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Adult Beginning Drawing Class

Have you ever wondered how to turn a “stick figure” into a piece of art? If you can draw a line, then this class is for you. This simple step-by-step hands-on class breaks everything down into easy to understand and easy to do. Learn about types of pencils, drawing tools, techniques, and basic elements of art. What do you need to bring?  Just a pencil! Additional supplies will be provided! More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: $25/class or $80 for four classes. Contact: 832-425-1249. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Mini-Movement Kids Yoga Camp

Open to children between the ages of 7 - 12, we invite all to be a part of this fun exciting workshop where they’ll learn new things, build character and build on values such as confidence, gratitude, and healthy living. Kids will participate in a craft, a yoga session, meditation session, pranayama session, and a team building activity -- all here at the studio! They’ll also learn to represent themselves as calm, understanding and mindful individuals -- fuelling their body and mind with movement. Cost: $35. Contact: info@thebodyspacegalveston.com. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. The Body Space 1914 45th St. For more info visit www.thebodyspacegalveston.com.

Adult Intermediate Drawing Class

This class is designed for adults who have a basic understanding of drawing and would like to "up their game". Join artist Ada Jones in exploring graphite tools; depth perception; shading; water-soluble graphite; and the principles of design to create a well-balanced composition. What do you need to bring: , Graphite pencils (HB, B, 3B, 6B, 9B) , Your sketchbook and a kneaded eraser Additional supplies will be provided. More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: $25/class or $80 for four classes. Contact: 832-425-1249. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Adult Colored Pencil Drawing Class

Are you fascinated with the magic of colored pencils? Or maybe you haven't tried using them yet. Join artist Ada Jones in exploring the art of colored pencils. This class will teach: basic color theory; how to blend colors; the best tools to use and why; and easy step-by- step instructions to develop different textures. Your classes will end with creating a wonderful piece of art. (Additional supplies will be provided) What you will need to bring: Prisma Premier Colored Pencils (72 count) or Derwent Colored Pencils set , Your Sketchbook and an electric eraser. More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: $25/class or $80 for four classes. Contact: 832-425-1249. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Galveston Beach Band Concert

Starting in the 1920's, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. 2018 is the 89th concert season for the Galveston Beach Band. Sponsored by Galveston Island, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provide good clean family fun from June to August. Summer 2018 Schedule Every Tuesday beginning on June 5th and ending on August 21st...(11 Tuesdays). Also there will be also be a concert on July 3rd (Sunday night) making a total of 12… Cost: Free. Summary: Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sealy Pavilion 24th & Sealy St. For more info visit www.galvestonbeachband.org.

Live Music at Sharky's: Open Mic with Zak Perry

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Animal Super Bowl II" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Summer Safari II" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Babytime

A cozy storytime filled with lapsit songs, baby bounces, & short but sweet stories. Babytime is the perfect opportunity to read, sing & bond with your little one. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 9:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Storytime

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement, and puppets planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between walkers and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat! More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Mini-Movement Kids Yoga Camp

Open to children between the ages of 7 - 12, we invite all to be a part of this fun exciting workshop where they’ll learn new things, build character and build on values such as confidence, gratitude, and healthy living. Kids will participate in a craft, a yoga session, meditation session, pranayama session, and a team building activity -- all here at the studio! They’ll also learn to represent themselves as calm, understanding and mindful individuals -- fuelling their body and mind with movement. Cost: $35. Contact: info@thebodyspacegalveston.com. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. The Body Space 1914 45th St. For more info visit www.thebodyspacegalveston.com.

Teen Tabletop RPG

Teen Tabletop RPG, Every Wednesday from June 6th – August 15th, 1 – 4 PM (Except July 4th) , For grades 7-12 , Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons!  Space is limited to the first 6 to arrive. , Randall Room – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2018!  Teens and adults can register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 4th at the Rosenberg Library and will receive registration rewards.  As participants read throughout the summer and attend events they will have the opportunity to win small prizes and obtain raffle tickets for larger prizes.  All raffle ticket entries must be received by August 13th.  Winners will be notified by phone if they have won a raffle prize by August 20th. The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council's Summer Social

Please join us for camaraderie and kudos as we celebrate another successful year at GINTC's annual Summer Social. Meet Todd McGrain, sculptor and founder of The Lost Bird Project, and hear about our new island treasure - Galveston's own lost bird, the Eskimo Curlew. GINTC members and those interested in learning more about the organization are welcome to attend. Cost: FREE. Contact: dir@gintc.org. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Topgallant Room, upstairs in the League Building 2301 Strand St.

Live Music at Sharky's: Myke Miller

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Animal Super Bowl II" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Summer Safari II" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Orbit from the Houston Astros

Enjoy an Out of this World / Out of this Ballpark program to celebrate reading with Orbit from the Houston Astros! More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Mini-Movement Kids Yoga Camp

Open to children between the ages of 7 - 12, we invite all to be a part of this fun exciting workshop where they’ll learn new things, build character and build on values such as confidence, gratitude, and healthy living. Kids will participate in a craft, a yoga session, meditation session, pranayama session, and a team building activity -- all here at the studio! They’ll also learn to represent themselves as calm, understanding and mindful individuals -- fuelling their body and mind with movement. Cost: $35. Contact: info@thebodyspacegalveston.com. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. The Body Space 1914 45th St. For more info visit www.thebodyspacegalveston.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, July 26, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Art of Poetry Workshop

Are you currently writing poetry? Do you want to start? This weekly writer’s workshop is open to poets at all levels of experience. Class members will support each other with advice, strategies and camaraderie to help each writer find his or her unique voice. Join any Thursday to start your 10-week class. New material will be covered every week. Open to anyone 18 or older. Bring a friend. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $100. Contact: reese@galvestonartscenter.org. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Michael Deacon

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Cooking Class: Cooking with Fresh Herbs!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Chef Bailey Glover will show you how to harvest fresh herbs and incorporate them into your cooking! You will learn to bake airy herb popovers slathered with a compound butter. Next, you will prepare a flavorful minty tabbouleh salad perfect for summer entertaining. Chef Bailey will teach you how to grill her dynamite flank steak drizzled with a zesty chimichurri sauce. Finally, you will bake an incredible lemon tart with a homemade rosemary shortbread crust. It's easy being green here at The Kitchen Chick! $65/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Sharky's: Matt Moore

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:00 PM – Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:00 AM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Animal Super Bowl II" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Summer Safari II" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Summer Art for Ages 5-8

Study art with a pro at Galveston's only contemporary art museum! This summer, we are offering two distinct focus areas: SCULPTURE June 8 | Paper & Cardboard Sculpture , June 15 | Plaster/Concrete Sculpture , June 22 | Wire and Clay Sculpture , June 29 | Found Object Sculpture , July 6 | Reductive Sculpture (Carving) DRAWING & PAINTING July 13 | Drawing from Life , July 20 | Printmaking (block printing) , July 27 | Layered Pattern Paintings & Drawing , August 3 | Mixed Media Painting (Self-Portraits) , August 10 | Drawing and Collage. Cost: $15 or $120 for all 10 weeks. Contact: reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Mini-Movement Kids Yoga Camp

Open to children between the ages of 7 - 12, we invite all to be a part of this fun exciting workshop where they’ll learn new things, build character and build on values such as confidence, gratitude, and healthy living. Kids will participate in a craft, a yoga session, meditation session, pranayama session, and a team building activity -- all here at the studio! They’ll also learn to represent themselves as calm, understanding and mindful individuals -- fuelling their body and mind with movement. Cost: $35. Contact: info@thebodyspacegalveston.com. Friday, July 27, 2018, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. The Body Space 1914 45th St. For more info visit www.thebodyspacegalveston.com.

Video Game Tournament – Super Smash Bros.

Video Game Tournament – Super Smash Bros. Friday, July 27th @ 1 –4 PM , For grades 7-12 , Do you think you have what it takes to win our Super Smash Bros. tournament?  Face your foes in our double elimination tournament and compete for a prize! , Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2018!  Teens and adults can register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 4th at the Rosenberg Library and will receive registration rewards.  As participants read throughout the summer and attend events they will have the opportunity to win small prizes and obtain raffle tickets for larger prizes.  All raffle ticket entries must be received by August 13th.  Winners will be notified by phone if they have won a raffle prize by August 20th. The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Bands on the Sand: The Slags

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens, June 8:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 9:   Midlife Crisis (Variety) , June 15:  The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , June 16:  The Max (Variety) , June 22:  The Line Up (Variety) , June 23:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , June 29:  Blacklight (Classic Rock) , July 6:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , July 7:   The Max (Variety) , July 13:   Flashpoint (Variety Dance) , July 14:   Hattrick (Variety) , July 20:   Tejano Kings (Latin Tejano/Variety Dance) , July 21:   Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 27:   The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , July 28:   Vertigo (Variety Rock) , August 3:  Diamond Jack (Classic Rock) , August 4:  The Line Up (Variety) , August 10:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , August 11:  Hattrick (Variety) About Moody Gardens Palm Beach Moody Gardens Palm Beach will offer some new entertainment and traditional favorites as this popular private beach attraction all summer long. Guests are invited to sink their toes in white sand, lounge… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15 | Kids Age & Under: Free. Friday, July 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. 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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, July 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at MOD: Evan Carpenter

Evan Carpenter is a singer-songwriter from New Braunfels, Texas. He's been playing for 15 years. Evan moved all over Texas and to New York to do music and perform for those who like to have a good time. He plays mostly Texas Country. There's just something about a simple groove and feeling relaxed! More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: Free. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Shadowlands

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Honeyhouse

hONEyhoUSe is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music.' Three very different voices with one path…hONEyhoUSe. More Info: Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Cost: $15 | https://www.prekindle.com/find-tickets/id/24898849364002039. Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe 413 20th St. For more info visit www.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Buck 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. Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:15 PM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Live Music at B.Jigger's: The Line Up

For great live entertainment with a view of the beach, enjoy the nightlife at B. Jigger's at the Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Interested in additional live music on the Island?  Check out Galveston.com's comprehensive guide at http://www.galveston.com/music/. More Info: B. Jigger's Lounge. Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Contact: (409)740-3581. Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:00 AM. B. Jiggers Lounge 5002 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Sharky's: Tomz Katz Band

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:00 AM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Yaga's: Ryan Ross Band

Interested in additional live music options on the Island?  Check out Galveston.com's comprehensive guide at http://www.galveston.com/music/. About Yaga's Cafe & Bar: Yaga's Cafe and Bar, located at 2314 Strand, wrote the book on mo' bettah food and vibes on Galveston Island. From sandwiches to hot-from-the-oven pizzas to weekend live entertainment to the jammin' outdoor patio, Yaga's Cafe and Bar is place to go when you're ready for Jamaican-style good times. More Info: The Strand District. Yaga's Cafe. Contact: (409)762-6676. Summary: Yaga's Cafe and Bar, located at 2314 Strand, wrote the book on mo' bettah food and vibes on Galveston Island. Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:30 PM – Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12:00 AM. Yaga's Cafe and Bar 2314 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sandcastle Building Lesson

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.  Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place each Saturday this summer from June 2 thru August 18. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. Registration is not required. The lessons will take place on the sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion.  Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and concessions. Parking at Stewart… More Info: Stewart Beach. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Cotton is King

Cotton has always been Galveston’s most precious export. Come learn about this important plant’s journey from the fields surrounding Houston to the docks of Galveston Harbor. A special guest from the George Ranch Historical Park will guide us in a hands on demo of cotton carding and weaving. More Info: Texas Seaport Museum. The Strand District. Contact: (409)763-1877. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2200 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sin City of the South Tour

Explore Galveston's Free State period from 1920-1958 with this hour long tour. Learn the history of gambling, bootlegging, and prostitution in Galveston. Sites on the tour include the Balinese Room, the Falstaff Brewery, the Red Light district, and more. More Info: Galveston Historic Tours. Cost: $15. Contact: 409-789-9911. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Departs from Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Bands on the Sand: Vertigo

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens, June 8:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 9:   Midlife Crisis (Variety) , June 15:  The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , June 16:  The Max (Variety) , June 22:  The Line Up (Variety) , June 23:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , June 29:  Blacklight (Classic Rock) , July 6:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , July 7:   The Max (Variety) , July 13:   Flashpoint (Variety Dance) , July 14:   Hattrick (Variety) , July 20:   Tejano Kings (Latin Tejano/Variety Dance) , July 21:   Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 27:   The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , July 28:   Vertigo (Variety Rock) , August 3:  Diamond Jack (Classic Rock) , August 4:  The Line Up (Variety) , August 10:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , August 11:  Hattrick (Variety) About Moody Gardens Palm Beach Moody Gardens Palm Beach will offer some new entertainment and traditional favorites as this popular private beach attraction all summer long. Guests are invited to sink their toes in white sand, lounge… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15 | Kids Age & Under: Free. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. 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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at MOD: Anitra Jay

Anitra Jay is an acoustic soul singer-songwriter based in Houston, TX. With a recent musical feature on HGTV's Tiny House Hunters, Anitra Jay presents a whimsically soulful all-caution-to-the-wind interpretation of music. Born and raised in New Orleans, Anitra's vocals highlight her roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel. With a musical style often compared to India.Arie and Chrisette Michele, Anitra Jay offers a sweet down-to-earth blend of soul and poetry with modern sensibilities. Her personality and expert improvisational skills set her performances square between the raw edge of improv comedy and sultry soaked soul. She effortlessly combines soul-catching melodies with tales of real life experiences wrought with motivational messages that leave the listener entertained, inspired, and ready to take on the world. She is currently working on her fourth album, a whimsical take on life called "Work in Progress.". More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: Free. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Tino Trevino

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu: A Benefit Concert for Congregation B’nai Israel Celebrating 150 Years!

With Billboard Top 40 hits like “King Without a Crown” and “One Day,” Matisyahu beautiful blends the contemporary rhythms of reggae and hip-hop with the more traditional disciplines of jazz’s scat singing and Judaism’s chazzanut (prayer chanting). Regardless of your generation or faith heritage, this boundary-breaking acoustic evening with Matisyahu is sure to warm the heart and touch the soul. This concert is presented by Congregation B’nai Israel in Galveston, honoring their 150th Anniversary. CBI has been an active partner in the wider community, ensuring the light of Galveston burns ever bright for all whom come to her shores. The proceeds from this concert will help in strengthening their efforts for the greater good in our community. Thank you! For more information on all CBI’s 150th Anniversary Events, please visit our website: https://www.cbigalveston.org/events. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: $38 - $74 | | Child: $24 | Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=B0DE1078-67EF-4B06-B73B-4D278E26B8C6&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::promocode_access_code=150cbi. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: With Billboard Top 40 hits like “King Without a Crown” and “One Day,” Matisyahu beautiful blends the contemporary rhythms of reggae and hip-hop with the more traditional disciplines of jazz’s scat singing and Judaism’s chazzanut (prayer chanting). Regardless of your generation or faith heritage, this boundary-breaking acoustic evening with Matisyahu is sure to warm the heart and touch the soul. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:15 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Zak Perry & the Beautiful Things

Hailing from Austin, TX, The Zak Perry Band has been picking up steam throughout the southern and midwestern states for almost two-years!! Performing Zak Perry’s original songs along with an incredible collection of classic rock and Americana from the 1970’s, the band puts on a high powered show that you have to see to believe. They are a true party band in the 1970’s Southern Rock and Jam band tradition. More Info: Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe 413 20th St. For more info visit www.

Live Music at B.Jigger's: A Sure Thing

For great live entertainment with a view of the beach, enjoy the nightlife at B. Jigger's at the Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Interested in additional live music on the Island?  Check out Galveston.com's comprehensive guide at http://www.galveston.com/music/. More Info: B. Jigger's Lounge. Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Contact: (409)740-3581. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 29, 2018, 1:00 AM. B. Jiggers Lounge 5002 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Sharky's: Six Gun Keys Band

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 29, 2018, 1:00 AM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Stuttgarten Tavern: Shaun Michaels

Stuttgarden Tavern on The Strand  features scheduled live music. Interested in additional live music on the Island?  Check out Galveston.com's comprehensive guide at http://www.galveston.com/music/. About Stuttgarden Tavern Stuttgarden Tavern on The Strand features a beer garden with full liquor bar. Culinary favorites include bratwurst along with traditional German dishes, traditional pub fare, and a unique Build Your Own Burger menu.Beer Garden, with full liquor bar, serving bratwurst along with traditional German dishes and tradition pub fare. Dog Friendly. More Info: Stuttgarden Tavern. The Strand District. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 29, 2018, 1:00 AM. Stuttgarden Tavern 2110 Strand. 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. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Summer Pops Concert

Join Houston Children's Chorus, The Children of Galveston, and guest students from Taiwan on Sunday, July 29th as they perform a musical revue of the best movie soundtracks. More Info: The Strand District. Cost: $15. Contact: info@houstonchildren.org. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Galveston’s Scottish Rite Cathedral 2128 Church St. For more info visit houstoncc.getmytix.net.

Weekly Comedy Contest

23rd Street Station hosts its Weekly Comedy Contest every Sunday. July 15 thru August 19, 7pm - 10pm. Laff Town's Funniest Comedy Contest is hosted by Steven Padilla, and features multiple Houston-area comics competing for prizes.  Drink specials offered all night, and no cover charge. Cost: No Cover. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 23rd Street Station 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Sunday Movie Night at Pleasure Pier: "Tarzan"

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for movie nights frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. *Movie starts at sundown. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Stay & Play Sunday: Fireworks Over the Gulf

Need another reason to stay & play this summer?  Here's a dazzler for you!  Enjoy free fireworks over the Gulf each Sunday this summer, June 3rd thru September 2nd.   The shows will be held for 14 WEEKS at 37th & Seawall Boulevard, beginning each Sunday at 9pm, and continuing thru Labor Day. Sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Cost: Free Entry. Contact: 866-505-4456. Summary: Enjoy free fireworks over the Gulf each Sunday this summer, June 3rd thru September 2nd. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 37th & Seawall Blvd.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice reading skills with Cory, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and very non-judgmental. Check in at the children's desk to get signed up for a turn. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 30, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Teen Gaming

Teen Gaming, Every Monday from June 4th – August 13th, 1 – 4 PM , For grades 7-12 , Board games – cooperative, strategic, and more, as well as Smash Bros. & Mario Kart on the Wii U! , Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2018!  Teens and adults can register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 4th at the Rosenberg Library and will receive registration rewards.  As participants read throughout the summer and attend events they will have the opportunity to win small prizes and obtain raffle tickets for larger prizes.  All raffle ticket entries must be received by August 13th.  Winners will be notified by phone if they have won a raffle prize by August 20th. The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Drop-In Art Write Stuff

Do you have the Write Stuff? Find out by dropping by the Children’s Department between 2:30 - 5:30pm. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 30, 2018, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Chess for Kids

Stop by the Children’s Department to learn how to play the game of chess or brush up on your chess skills hosted by George Laiacona. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 30, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Adult Beginning Drawing Class

Have you ever wondered how to turn a “stick figure” into a piece of art? If you can draw a line, then this class is for you. This simple step-by-step hands-on class breaks everything down into easy to understand and easy to do. Learn about types of pencils, drawing tools, techniques, and basic elements of art. What do you need to bring?  Just a pencil! Additional supplies will be provided! More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: $25/class or $80 for four classes. Contact: 832-425-1249. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Adult Intermediate Drawing Class

This class is designed for adults who have a basic understanding of drawing and would like to "up their game". Join artist Ada Jones in exploring graphite tools; depth perception; shading; water-soluble graphite; and the principles of design to create a well-balanced composition. What do you need to bring: , Graphite pencils (HB, B, 3B, 6B, 9B) , Your sketchbook and a kneaded eraser Additional supplies will be provided. More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: $25/class or $80 for four classes. Contact: 832-425-1249. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Adult Colored Pencil Drawing Class

Are you fascinated with the magic of colored pencils? Or maybe you haven't tried using them yet. Join artist Ada Jones in exploring the art of colored pencils. This class will teach: basic color theory; how to blend colors; the best tools to use and why; and easy step-by- step instructions to develop different textures. Your classes will end with creating a wonderful piece of art. (Additional supplies will be provided) What you will need to bring: Prisma Premier Colored Pencils (72 count) or Derwent Colored Pencils set , Your Sketchbook and an electric eraser. More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: $25/class or $80 for four classes. Contact: 832-425-1249. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Galveston Beach Band Concert

Starting in the 1920's, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. 2018 is the 89th concert season for the Galveston Beach Band. Sponsored by Galveston Island, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provide good clean family fun from June to August. Summer 2018 Schedule Every Tuesday beginning on June 5th and ending on August 21st...(11 Tuesdays). Also there will be also be a concert on July 3rd (Sunday night) making a total of 12… Cost: Free. Summary: Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sealy Pavilion 24th & Sealy St. For more info visit www.galvestonbeachband.org.

Live Music at Sharky's: Open Mic with Zak Perry

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Teen Tabletop RPG

Teen Tabletop RPG, Every Wednesday from June 6th – August 15th, 1 – 4 PM (Except July 4th) , For grades 7-12 , Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons!  Space is limited to the first 6 to arrive. , Randall Room – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2018!  Teens and adults can register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 4th at the Rosenberg Library and will receive registration rewards.  As participants read throughout the summer and attend events they will have the opportunity to win small prizes and obtain raffle tickets for larger prizes.  All raffle ticket entries must be received by August 13th.  Winners will be notified by phone if they have won a raffle prize by August 20th. The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

The Island "Artportunity" - Wednesday Night Out!!

Art, Coffee, Food, Wine and FUN!!! A wonderful Wednesday night out in Galveston... Does not matter if you have never painted before!! The project's form will be on each canvas and our instructor, Claudia Alexander, will be creating her own canvas in the front of the room and providing individual instruction as needed... This technique allows beginners to have fantastic results, by 9:00 PM, a MASTERPIECE. We accept Credit Cards. Cost: $35. Contact: islandcoffeewench@gmail.com. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Island Coffee Wench 6615 Stewart Rd. For more info visit www.theislandcoffeewench.com.

Live Music at Sharky's: Myke Miller

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Rock Climbing for Kids

Come learn all about the sport of rock climbing with Tuesday from Momentum Climbing Gym! More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 2:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

After Hours in the Museum

Join us first Thursdays of the Month inside the Museum for FREE admission to select galleries. Get the inside scope on staff’s favorite collection piece at 5:45 P.M. Enjoy beverages such as white wine and beer (available for purchase in La Sirena). More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: FREE Admission to select Galleries. Contact: webmaster@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Art of Poetry Workshop

Are you currently writing poetry? Do you want to start? This weekly writer’s workshop is open to poets at all levels of experience. Class members will support each other with advice, strategies and camaraderie to help each writer find his or her unique voice. Join any Thursday to start your 10-week class. New material will be covered every week. Open to anyone 18 or older. Bring a friend. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $100. Contact: reese@galvestonartscenter.org. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: John Stork

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Sharky's: Matt Moore

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:00 PM – Friday, August 3, 2018, 1:00 AM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Summer Art for Ages 5-8

Study art with a pro at Galveston's only contemporary art museum! This summer, we are offering two distinct focus areas: SCULPTURE June 8 | Paper & Cardboard Sculpture , June 15 | Plaster/Concrete Sculpture , June 22 | Wire and Clay Sculpture , June 29 | Found Object Sculpture , July 6 | Reductive Sculpture (Carving) DRAWING & PAINTING July 13 | Drawing from Life , July 20 | Printmaking (block printing) , July 27 | Layered Pattern Paintings & Drawing , August 3 | Mixed Media Painting (Self-Portraits) , August 10 | Drawing and Collage. Cost: $15 or $120 for all 10 weeks. Contact: reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Friday, August 3, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Crafting Workshop

Crafting Workshop, Friday, August 3rd @ 1 – 3 PM , For grades 7-12 , School starts at the end of the month so let's get ready with some Do-It-Yourself school supplies.  Come decorate canvas book bags, chalkboard notebooks, emoji magnets and more to get ready for the first day back. , Randall Room – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2018!  Teens and adults can register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 4th at the Rosenberg Library and will receive registration rewards.  As participants read throughout the summer and attend events they will have the opportunity to win small prizes and obtain raffle tickets for larger prizes.  All raffle ticket entries must be received by August 13th.  Winners will be notified by phone if they have won a raffle prize by August 20th. The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, August 3, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Bands on the Sand: Diamond Jack

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens, June 8:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 9:   Midlife Crisis (Variety) , June 15:  The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , June 16:  The Max (Variety) , June 22:  The Line Up (Variety) , June 23:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , June 29:  Blacklight (Classic Rock) , July 6:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , July 7:   The Max (Variety) , July 13:   Flashpoint (Variety Dance) , July 14:   Hattrick (Variety) , July 20:   Tejano Kings (Latin Tejano/Variety Dance) , July 21:   Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 27:   The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , July 28:   Vertigo (Variety Rock) , August 3:  Diamond Jack (Classic Rock) , August 4:  The Line Up (Variety) , August 10:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , August 11:  Hattrick (Variety) About Moody Gardens Palm Beach Moody Gardens Palm Beach will offer some new entertainment and traditional favorites as this popular private beach attraction all summer long. Guests are invited to sink their toes in white sand, lounge… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15 | Kids Age & Under: Free. Friday, August 3, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. 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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, August 3, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

"Saving Galveston: Preserving History One Home at a Time"

The Bryan Museum & East End Historical District Association present an evening of inspiration with Michael and Ashely Cordray. Join the couple as they share their passion behind starting their company, Save 1900, to landing the opportunity of becoming HGTV stars! Limited seating available. Purchase your tickets today! More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $20 | Tickets: https://www.thebryanmuseum.org/savinggalveston. Friday, August 3, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Secret Party

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Friday, August 3, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Friday, August 3, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Gabe Wooton Songwriter Series

BRANT CROUCHER I was born in Houston and I went to college in Denton. I “grew up” in Dallas, and learned invaluable life lessons while living in Nashville, Austin, and Wimberley. Since 1999, I’ve lived in 31 different residences; I understand the plight of the Gypsy.People and places are my greatest sources of inspiration.I’ve an affinity for adventures, great and small.I’ve seen the rain come down in Northern Ireland. I’ve ridden a motorcycle across the Sacred Valley in Peru.  I spent a summer drinking sangria in Spain under the guise of college credit. I’ve slept on the roof of a shanty in Hidalgo, Mexico and saw more stars than three lifetimes of a hundred people could count. I rode a bike 100 miles around Lake Tahoe in a single day, in the name of charity.I prefer Whataburger to In and Out Burger. I can usually blend quite well, but I rarely feel like I fit in. I have mixed feelings about this. I’ve mowed lawns, I’ve delivered pizzas, and I’ve made lattes. I spent half a decade working in the corporate w… More Info: Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Cost: $10 at the door. Friday, August 3, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe 413 20th St. For more info visit www.

Sandcastle Building Lesson

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.  Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place each Saturday this summer from June 2 thru August 18. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. Registration is not required. The lessons will take place on the sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion.  Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and concessions. Parking at Stewart… More Info: Stewart Beach. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Nautical Yarns: Monsters in the Age of Sail

For centuries, sailors have been telling tall tales about the mysterious creatures that live under the waves. Join us as we discuss the different sea monsters that have inhabited the Earth’s oceans and even create our own creatures from deep! More Info: Texas Seaport Museum. The Strand District. Contact: (409)763-1877. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2200 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Wild Things Zoofari

Wild animals in the library? Come check out exotic animals and learn about cool creatures from around the world with Wild Things Zoofari. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

The Texas Tenors: "A Celebration of America & the Best of Broadway"

On Saturday, August 4 at 3pm, The Grand 1894 Opera House continues their Summer Season of "Music & Laughter" with The Texas Tenors: "A Celebration of America & the Best of Broadway."  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. Returning by popular demand, these Texas favorites: Marcus Collins, John Hagen and J.C. Fisher - will treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music. Look forward to an afternoon of breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm as The Texas Tenors take center stage for a "concert filled with top-taping fun!" Single tickets are available. Contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand at www.thegrand.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston's historic downtown Cultural Arts District, and is recognized as "… 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=C712DF1A-F740-4C54-9B6C-3EF12CD500CD. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Texas favorites Marcus Collins, John Hagen and JC Fisher treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music. With their breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm, their concert is full of to tapping fun! Saturday, August 4, 2018, 3:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

"Lonesome Dove" Comes to Life at The Bryan Museum

Join us for a captivating conversation between Bill Wittliff and J.P. Bryan discussing Wittliff’s life as a famed Texas storyteller, photographer, publisher, book collector, archivist, and writer. Wittliff has been very active promoting the study and thrill of Old West and Texas history. Please join us for this very exciting discussion. Seating is limited! More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Members: Free | Non-Members: $10. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Sin City of the South Tour

Explore Galveston's Free State period from 1920-1958 with this hour long tour. Learn the history of gambling, bootlegging, and prostitution in Galveston. Sites on the tour include the Balinese Room, the Falstaff Brewery, the Red Light district, and more. More Info: Galveston Historic Tours. Cost: $15. Contact: 409-789-9911. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Departs from Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Bands on the Sand: The Line Up

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens, June 8:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 9:   Midlife Crisis (Variety) , June 15:  The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , June 16:  The Max (Variety) , June 22:  The Line Up (Variety) , June 23:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , June 29:  Blacklight (Classic Rock) , July 6:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , July 7:   The Max (Variety) , July 13:   Flashpoint (Variety Dance) , July 14:   Hattrick (Variety) , July 20:   Tejano Kings (Latin Tejano/Variety Dance) , July 21:   Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 27:   The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , July 28:   Vertigo (Variety Rock) , August 3:  Diamond Jack (Classic Rock) , August 4:  The Line Up (Variety) , August 10:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , August 11:  Hattrick (Variety) About Moody Gardens Palm Beach Moody Gardens Palm Beach will offer some new entertainment and traditional favorites as this popular private beach attraction all summer long. Guests are invited to sink their toes in white sand, lounge… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15 | Kids Age & Under: Free. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. 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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Turning Point

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Movie Nite on The Strand: "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb's true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe. Movie Nite on The Strand: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month March thru October, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets. More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free. Summary: Mitchell HIstoric Properties and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Movie Nites March thru October. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 7:30 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Pecos Hank & Jo Bird

Pecos Hank, is a musician, songwriter, filmmaker and professional stormchaser based in Houston, Texas. He has fronted the rock group Southern Backtones for over fifteen years. During the same period, he has directed, produced and starred in a full length independent film, several music videos, and a catalogue of storm and nature documentation. He has recently served as storm consultant on a major motion picture. JOE BIRD  is a violist from Pasa-Get-Down-Dena TX and has been rockin’ up a ruckus with various musical projects in Hoston for about 12 years now including Two Star Symphony, Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys, Pecos Hank, I Am Mesmer, along with various other musical acts and meduims such as dance, film and theatre. Her newest project, Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom, has finally come to life and their debut album is right around the corner. Her roots derive from the classical world starting at the age of 10.  Conjuring a distinct sound of her original compositions are her specialty.One of… More Info: Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Cost: $10 at the door. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe 413 20th St. For more info visit www.

Live Music at Sharky's: The Sharks

Sharky's Tavern presents live music each week. About Sharky's Tavern: Located a few blocks from The Strand, Sharky’s Tavern is a locally owned sports bar that features live music, a full bar that includes locally brewed beers, and Napoli-style Wood-Fired Pizza. According to owners Holly & David Robertson, Napoli-style pizza is unlike anything you'll find in a typical American pizza chain. Baked in their custom wood-fired oven at 900 degrees for about 90 seconds, the resulting pies are thin, and bursting with flavor with ingredients such as house-made doughs, sauces, and mozzarella; as well as imported Mozzarella de Bufala. The Sharky's menu also features local ingredients and products from local vendors, including beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. More Info: Sharky's Tavern. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, August 5, 2018, 1:00 AM. Sharky's Tavern 504 25th 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. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Weekly Comedy Contest

23rd Street Station hosts its Weekly Comedy Contest every Sunday. July 15 thru August 19, 7pm - 10pm. Laff Town's Funniest Comedy Contest is hosted by Steven Padilla, and features multiple Houston-area comics competing for prizes.  Drink specials offered all night, and no cover charge. Cost: No Cover. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 23rd Street Station 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Sunday Movie Night at Pleasure Pier: "Surf's Up"

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for movie nights frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. *Movie starts at sundown. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Stay & Play Sunday: Fireworks Over the Gulf

Need another reason to stay & play this summer?  Here's a dazzler for you!  Enjoy free fireworks over the Gulf each Sunday this summer, June 3rd thru September 2nd.   The shows will be held for 14 WEEKS at 37th & Seawall Boulevard, beginning each Sunday at 9pm, and continuing thru Labor Day. Sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Cost: Free Entry. Contact: 866-505-4456. Summary: Enjoy free fireworks over the Gulf each Sunday this summer, June 3rd thru September 2nd. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 37th & Seawall Blvd.

Day Camp: "Best of Animal Super Bowl" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Monday, August 6, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Best of Summer Safari" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Monday, August 6, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice reading skills with Cory, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and very non-judgmental. Check in at the children's desk to get signed up for a turn. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, August 6, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Teen Gaming

Teen Gaming, Every Monday from June 4th – August 13th, 1 – 4 PM , For grades 7-12 , Board games – cooperative, strategic, and more, as well as Smash Bros. & Mario Kart on the Wii U! , Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2018!  Teens and adults can register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 4th at the Rosenberg Library and will receive registration rewards.  As participants read throughout the summer and attend events they will have the opportunity to win small prizes and obtain raffle tickets for larger prizes.  All raffle ticket entries must be received by August 13th.  Winners will be notified by phone if they have won a raffle prize by August 20th. The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Drop-In Art Legos

Drop-in to the Children’s Department between 2:30 - 5:30pm for free Lego play. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, August 6, 2018, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Chess for Kids

Stop by the Children’s Department to learn how to play the game of chess or brush up on your chess skills hosted by George Laiacona. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, August 6, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Day Camp: "Best of Animal Super Bowl" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Best of Summer Safari" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Adult Beginning Drawing Class

Have you ever wondered how to turn a “stick figure” into a piece of art? If you can draw a line, then this class is for you. This simple step-by-step hands-on class breaks everything down into easy to understand and easy to do. Learn about types of pencils, drawing tools, techniques, and basic elements of art. What do you need to bring?  Just a pencil! Additional supplies will be provided! More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: $25/class or $80 for four classes. Contact: 832-425-1249. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Adult Intermediate Drawing Class

This class is designed for adults who have a basic understanding of drawing and would like to "up their game". Join artist Ada Jones in exploring graphite tools; depth perception; shading; water-soluble graphite; and the principles of design to create a well-balanced composition. What do you need to bring: , Graphite pencils (HB, B, 3B, 6B, 9B) , Your sketchbook and a kneaded eraser Additional supplies will be provided. More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: $25/class or $80 for four classes. Contact: 832-425-1249. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Adult Colored Pencil Drawing Class

Are you fascinated with the magic of colored pencils? Or maybe you haven't tried using them yet. Join artist Ada Jones in exploring the art of colored pencils. This class will teach: basic color theory; how to blend colors; the best tools to use and why; and easy step-by- step instructions to develop different textures. Your classes will end with creating a wonderful piece of art. (Additional supplies will be provided) What you will need to bring: Prisma Premier Colored Pencils (72 count) or Derwent Colored Pencils set , Your Sketchbook and an electric eraser. More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: $25/class or $80 for four classes. Contact: 832-425-1249. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Galveston Beach Band Concert

Starting in the 1920's, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. 2018 is the 89th concert season for the Galveston Beach Band. Sponsored by Galveston Island, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provide good clean family fun from June to August. Summer 2018 Schedule Every Tuesday beginning on June 5th and ending on August 21st...(11 Tuesdays). Also there will be also be a concert on July 3rd (Sunday night) making a total of 12… Cost: Free. Summary: Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sealy Pavilion 24th & Sealy St. For more info visit www.galvestonbeachband.org.

Day Camp: "Best of Animal Super Bowl" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Best of Summer Safari" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Teen Tabletop RPG

Teen Tabletop RPG, Every Wednesday from June 6th – August 15th, 1 – 4 PM (Except July 4th) , For grades 7-12 , Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons!  Space is limited to the first 6 to arrive. , Randall Room – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2018!  Teens and adults can register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 4th at the Rosenberg Library and will receive registration rewards.  As participants read throughout the summer and attend events they will have the opportunity to win small prizes and obtain raffle tickets for larger prizes.  All raffle ticket entries must be received by August 13th.  Winners will be notified by phone if they have won a raffle prize by August 20th. The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner

Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers “Dinner with the Ghosts” twice this month. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides guests through the ghostly past of the hotel during a 1 ½ hour tour followed by three-course dinner in Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $60 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 765-7721. See special offers for details on overnight package at www.HotelGalvez.com. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $60/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Day Camp: "Best of Animal Super Bowl" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Best of Summer Safari" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. 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.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Art of Poetry Workshop

Are you currently writing poetry? Do you want to start? This weekly writer’s workshop is open to poets at all levels of experience. Class members will support each other with advice, strategies and camaraderie to help each writer find his or her unique voice. Join any Thursday to start your 10-week class. New material will be covered every week. Open to anyone 18 or older. Bring a friend. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $100. Contact: reese@galvestonartscenter.org. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Hands-On Chemistry Roadshow Workshop

Fabulous opportunity for kids 10 & older to work with Dr. Jim Pennington, Chemistry professor from Texas A&M College Station. No previous experience in chemistry required. Registration is required and limited www.rosenberg-library.org Events Calendar. Others are welcome to observe. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner

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

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Jake Bush

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Best of Animal Super Bowl" - Ages 5-8

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Friday, August 10, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Day Camp: "Best of Summer Safari" - Ages 7-9

Day Camp Times: Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (1 attraction) , Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 attractions) Check-in time is 8am. 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (5-8 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating & discovering how animals live in the wild. June 25-29, 2018: Animal Super Bowl I , July 23-27, 2018: Animal Super Bowl II , August 6-10, 2018: Best of Animal Super Bowl 2018 Day Camp Themes & Dates (7-9 Year Olds), Campers will have loads of fun investigating the ways of the wild from the discovery of inheritance and interdependence to the diversity of life in different habitats. June 25-29, 2018:  "Summer Safari I" , July 23-27, 2018: "Summer Safari II" , August 6-10, 2018: "Best of Summer Safari" To register your camper please send the following information to education@moodygardens.org at least 2 weeks prior to camp: Camp date(s) of interest , Your name, mailing address, and daytime phone number , Camper’s name and DOB About Day Camps (5-9 Year Olds): Each… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Half Day: $40/day or $160/wk | Full Day: $60/day or $250/wk. Contact: education@moodygardens.org. Friday, August 10, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Summer Art for Ages 5-8

Study art with a pro at Galveston's only contemporary art museum! This summer, we are offering two distinct focus areas: SCULPTURE June 8 | Paper & Cardboard Sculpture , June 15 | Plaster/Concrete Sculpture , June 22 | Wire and Clay Sculpture , June 29 | Found Object Sculpture , July 6 | Reductive Sculpture (Carving) DRAWING & PAINTING July 13 | Drawing from Life , July 20 | Printmaking (block printing) , July 27 | Layered Pattern Paintings & Drawing , August 3 | Mixed Media Painting (Self-Portraits) , August 10 | Drawing and Collage. Cost: $15 or $120 for all 10 weeks. Contact: reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Friday, August 10, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Texas A&M University Chemistry Road Show

Explosive experience not to be missed! Send the summer off with a BANG. Dr. Jim Pennington, chemistry professor with Texas A&M College Station wows the crowd with wild and crazy experiments. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Anime Club

Anime Club, Friday, August 10th @ 1 – 3 PM , For grades 7-12 , Anime, Pocky, soda, and a related craft! , Randall Room – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2018!  Teens and adults can register for the Summer Reading Program beginning June 4th at the Rosenberg Library and will receive registration rewards.  As participants read throughout the summer and attend events they will have the opportunity to win small prizes and obtain raffle tickets for larger prizes.  All raffle ticket entries must be received by August 13th.  Winners will be notified by phone if they have won a raffle prize by August 20th. The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, August 10, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, August 10, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Bands on the Sand: Sun Dog Weaver

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens, June 8:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 9:   Midlife Crisis (Variety) , June 15:  The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , June 16:  The Max (Variety) , June 22:  The Line Up (Variety) , June 23:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , June 29:  Blacklight (Classic Rock) , July 6:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , July 7:   The Max (Variety) , July 13:   Flashpoint (Variety Dance) , July 14:   Hattrick (Variety) , July 20:   Tejano Kings (Latin Tejano/Variety Dance) , July 21:   Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 27:   The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , July 28:   Vertigo (Variety Rock) , August 3:  Diamond Jack (Classic Rock) , August 4:  The Line Up (Variety) , August 10:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , August 11:  Hattrick (Variety) About Moody Gardens Palm Beach Moody Gardens Palm Beach will offer some new entertainment and traditional favorites as this popular private beach attraction all summer long. Guests are invited to sink their toes in white sand, lounge… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15 | Kids Age & Under: Free. Friday, August 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. 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: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, August 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Zach Tate

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Friday, August 10, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Friday, August 10, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Nick Diaz & Daisy O'Connor

Buenos Diaz released its 4th studio recording entitled Gringo Novelas this month on May 22, 2018. When I originally began recording these songs, I thought I was just recording some demos in my bedroom, but what began as demo sessions soon turned into full studio recordings and in the summer of 2016 I invited Greg Clifford over to lay some drums down. Over 7 weeks we tracked drums for about 30 songs in my studio using minimal mic techniques. After it was all done, I started to ask myself “Why spend a bunch of money RE-RECORDING all of this stuff in an expensive studio? So I buckled down and began tracking some new parts to Greg’s drum tracks, because that’s where the foundation of music lies, in the rhythm with the drums. Some original “demo” parts remained completely intact, a vocal here, a bass line there, some rhythm guitar parts. Once the songs began to take shape I invited Mike Saint Clair over to lay some keyboards down and really bring it home. Once everything was mixed, I found an old Tascam Ministudio… More Info: Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Cost: $12 | https://www.prekindle.com/event/67613-buenos-diaz-nick-diaz-special-guest-daisy-oconnor-galveston. Friday, August 10, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe 413 20th St. For more info visit www.

Sandcastle Building Lesson

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.  Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place each Saturday this summer from June 2 thru August 18. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. Registration is not required. The lessons will take place on the sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion.  Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and concessions. Parking at Stewart… More Info: Stewart Beach. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Summer Reading Club Ends

Last day to pick up prizes for the Summer Reading Club. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Family Day at The Ocean Star: Needle Through a Balloon

Learn an amazing trick—almost like magic! A bamboo skewer coated with petroleum jelly demonstrates the elasticity of polymers when pushed through a balloon. Locate the areas on the balloon that can be stretched, allowing the skewer to penetrate through the balloon without it popping. 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, August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Ocean Star 1900 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Middle Child Day

Middle kids have it rough. Always surrounded by older and younger siblings - comparisons are inevitable! In honor of middle children everywhere, G. Lee Gallery's resident author George Douglas Lee will have a story time just for them. If you have a "middle child" (or two) bring them by the Gallery. Let George entertain them with a reading from one of his children's books - "Oppy Stops the Hopping Popper" and "Twyla the Truffle Pig". After the reading, take all the kids next door to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ice cream store in Old Galveston Square! More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-996-5040. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Sin City of the South Tour

Explore Galveston's Free State period from 1920-1958 with this hour long tour. Learn the history of gambling, bootlegging, and prostitution in Galveston. Sites on the tour include the Balinese Room, the Falstaff Brewery, the Red Light district, and more. More Info: Galveston Historic Tours. Cost: $15. Contact: 409-789-9911. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Departs from Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Bands on the Sand: Hattrick

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens, June 8:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 9:   Midlife Crisis (Variety) , June 15:  The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , June 16:  The Max (Variety) , June 22:  The Line Up (Variety) , June 23:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , June 29:  Blacklight (Classic Rock) , July 6:   Rapture (Variety Dance) , July 7:   The Max (Variety) , July 13:   Flashpoint (Variety Dance) , July 14:   Hattrick (Variety) , July 20:   Tejano Kings (Latin Tejano/Variety Dance) , July 21:   Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 27:   The Slags (Variety Dance & Rock) , July 28:   Vertigo (Variety Rock) , August 3:  Diamond Jack (Classic Rock) , August 4:  The Line Up (Variety) , August 10:  Sun Dog Weaver (Variety Rock) , August 11:  Hattrick (Variety) About Moody Gardens Palm Beach Moody Gardens Palm Beach will offer some new entertainment and traditional favorites as this popular private beach attraction all summer long. Guests are invited to sink their toes in white sand, lounge… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15 | Kids Age & Under: Free. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Music Nite on The Strand: Dem Roots

Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month March through October, 6pm - 9pm. 2018 Schedule: March 10: A Sure Thing  (top 40 ) popular music , April 14: The Samy Jo Band (country ,Blues) , May 12: Blaggards  (Irish folk Rock) , June 9: Donovan Keith (Soul ) , July 14: Campfire Soul (Blues, Rock, ) , August 11: Dem Roots (reggae) , September 8: The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute) , October 13: Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers (Zydeco). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free. Summary: Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month March through October, 6pm - 9pm.  Presented by Mitchell Historic Properties and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

COLONEL Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise

Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, dancing and cash bar. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. and cruise departs at 8pm. Reservations are required by Wednesday prior to the scheduled cruise date at 409-683-4419. Interested in hosting a group or event? The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat is the perfect setting with a wide array of menus for cocktail parties or full dinners. The Texas Room and The Galveston Room are available for private parties during our regularly scheduled cruises. Each climate-controlled room has a 144 sq. foot dance floor and bar facilities in addition to the bar on the Promenade Deck. Dining capacity for The Texas Room is 240 people and 200 people for The Galveston Room. A stereo music and sound system is installed throughout with microphones located in both rooms. *Reservations required in advance. More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $65 per person | Kids 4-12: $55 | Kids 3 & Under: Free with Adult Purchase. Contact: (409)683-4419. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Velvet Punch

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for live music frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "9 to 5 - The Musical"

9 to 5: The Musical Music &Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture July 6 – August 14, 2018 (Sunday matinees on July 15 & 22) Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world.  Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today.  9 to 5 (the musical) is all about women shattering the glass ceiling, lifting each other up, and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 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: Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 to 5 (the musical) follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a ‘man’s’ world. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Clarence Bucaro

On May 18, 2018, Clarence Bucaro releases his powerful new studio album, Passionate Kind, on indie 2020 Records. Compelling and honest, the record gives a glimpse into Bucaro’s inner self. The artist grips the listener with profound emotion and bares his soul telling sonic stories from raw personal experience.  Rolling Stone said of the album; “Buoyant, sometimes playful folk songwriting with a deep well of social consciousness,” and named him one of “10 Artists to Watch.” Clarence originally hails from outside Cleveland, Ohio. When he was just twenty years old, he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. On this hike, carrying a Martin backpacker, he wrote his entire first album “Sweet Corn,” which caught the attention of an Americana record label in Portland, Oregon. Soon Clarence found himself on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Staples playing to sold out theaters across America. Fast forward fifteen years, eleven albums and hundreds of shows later, Bucaro continues to transport listeners with… More Info: Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Cost: $20 | https://www.prekindle.com/event/79211-clarence-bucaro-live-at-the-old-quarter-galveston. Summary: Don't miss Clarence Bucaro, whose powerful new album is - according to Rolling Stone -  "Buoyant, sometimes playful folk songwriting with a deep well of social consciousness.". Saturday, August 11, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe 413 20th St. For more info visit www.

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. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Weekly Comedy Contest

23rd Street Station hosts its Weekly Comedy Contest every Sunday. July 15 thru August 19, 7pm - 10pm. Laff Town's Funniest Comedy Contest is hosted by Steven Padilla, and features multiple Houston-area comics competing for prizes.  Drink specials offered all night, and no cover charge. Cost: No Cover. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 23rd Street Station 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Sunday Movie Night at Pleasure Pier: "The Lion King"

Join the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for movie nights frequently throughout the year. Schedule subject to change without notice. *Movie starts at sundown. About Pleasure Pier: Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. For full admission costs and details, click to http://www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Stay & Play Sunday: Fireworks Over the Gulf

Need another reason to stay & play this summer?  Here's a dazzler for you!  Enjoy free fireworks over the Gulf each Sunday this summer, June 3rd thru September 2nd.   The shows will be held for 14 WEEKS at 37th & Seawall Boulevard, beginning each Sunday at 9pm, and continuing thru Labor Day. Sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Cost: Free Entry. Contact: 866-505-4456. Summary: Enjoy free fireworks over the Gulf each Sunday this summer, June 3rd thru September 2nd. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 37th & Seawall Blvd.