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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, April 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice his/her skills while sharing stories with Oliver, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the dog. Register at children's reference desk. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free fun. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Cooking Class: Cooking with Fresh Herbs!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Chef Bailey Shinn will show you how to harvest fresh herbs and incorporate them into your cooking! You will learn to bake flaky rosemary gruyere scones slathered with a compound butter. Next, you will prepare a classic pan-seared salmon drizzled with a light lemon dill cream sauce. Chef Bailey will teach you how to roast smashed garlic herb buttered potatoes until they are perfectly crisp. 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… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown

It’s almost time to let the good times roll at the Inaugural Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown in Galveston! This Louisiana inspired two-day festival will take place on April 26-27, 2019 at Tin Cup's Caddy Shack on Stewart Road in Galveston. From all you can eat shrimp and crawfish, to a dream lineup featuring Cajun artists Jamie Bergeron, Travis Matte, Wayne Toups plus Louisiana's own Billboard Country Chart topper Frank Foster. This tribute to all things Cajun will be fun for the whole family. There are numerous options for purchasing tickets and all tickets include all you can eat boiled shrimp, Friday, and boiled crawfish on Saturday (insert link to purchase tickets: http://www.outhousetickets.com/Event/Event10562). Parking will be available at the event itself, as well as shuttled parking from Schlitterbahn for a small fee. For information,visit our website at www.btrcajunthrowdown.com. Summary: Don't miss the Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown this April, featuring authentic Cajun cuisine and music, plus great family fun. Friday, April 26, 2019 – Saturday, April 27, 2019. Tin Cups Caddyshack 9020 Stewart Road. For more info visit www.btrcajunthrowdown.com.

Galveston Island Wine Festival

The 10th annual Galveston Island Wine Festival returns with all your favorite events and new wines, April 26-27, 2019. Last year’s event included wines from 30 vineyards and this year the event expects to surpass those numbers. Pour into bliss this April and join in for a special springtime event with delectable wines and live musical entertainment by ROXY ROCA; it is sure to be the event of the year. Premium Wine Tasting: Friday, April 26th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Location: Saengerfest Park. The Premium Wine Tasting and Pairing returns this year for the true gourmand. Guests will enjoy premium wines from vineyards around the world. , The Grand Tasting: Saturday, April 27th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Location: Saengerfest Park. The Grand Tasting is the highlight of the festival. Patrons will embark on a tasting trip through vineyards from all around the world, enjoying approximately 100 wines. The fantastic live music and endless wine sampling in the park will complete this afternoon of indulgences. A… More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Friday, April 26, 2019 – Saturday, April 27, 2019. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonislandwinefestival.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, April 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music: Mike and Jayme on the Piano

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live piano lounge from 6pm - 9pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Cooking Class: Unicorn Cake Decorating!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Chef Rachel will help bakers get the basics of cake decorating under their belts by creating a stunning unicorn cake! This is a beginners class for ANYONE interested in learning how to properly stack, fill & coat cakes to achieve a smooth finish. Attendees will also delve into the world of fondant and hone their piping skills. Each attendee will leave with their own 6-inch gorgeous Instagram-worthy unicorn cake! Class size is limited. $65/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes can be made by calling 409-497-2999 or… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Paper Sparrow at MOD Coffeehouse

Combining deeply personal lyrics and haunting melodies, Paper Sparrow creates a quiet intensity that is seldom seen from singer/songwriters. He crafts pop songs that feel very familiar while being completely his own, beginning with his first album, 'Bluebird' in 2015. He has been nominated for Houston Press Reader’s Choice Awards, featured in Houston Press multiple times, and has enjoyed popular and critical support. In 2017, Paper Sparrow released 'The Night is So Bright, The Stars Are So Dim' with some of his most engaging songs to date. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Live Music at B.Jigger's: Jack Nelson

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, April 26, 2019, 9:00 PM – Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:00 AM. B. Jiggers Lounge 5002 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music at Yaga's: The Soap Boxers

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, April 26, 2019, 10:00 PM – Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:00 AM. Yaga's Cafe and Bar 2314 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Evia Spring Market

The Evia Spring Market is an admission-free, all-ages event featuring great local shopping, live local music, bounce house fun, great eats and all of your Sugar Bean favorite menu items including beer, wine & champagne. Let the kids play while you sample local fares, try on jewelry, admire artwork, browse home décor or test drive a new beach cruiser. Take a scenic drive through Evia and stop in at the sales & selections office for special drawings & tours during event hours - noon-5p. The Market is located along the lakefront on the Evia Lawn. Cost: FREE. Contact: Kristin Gottlob. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Evia on Galveston Island 11 Evia Main. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

"Spamalot"

Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House will present encore performances of  the Tony Award®- winning Best Musical Monty Python’s Spamalot, Saturday, April 27, 2019  – 3pm and 8pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.  Don’t delay – dedicated fans of this musical who saw it at The Grand previously are already storming the box office! Lovingly “ripped off” from the motion picture film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this Tony Award ®-winning Best Musical showcases the book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of  Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. Monty Python’s Spamalot is the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they seek the Holy Grail.  Come be a part of the audience and join in the fun as flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping music all make for an unforgettable performance at The Grand!  This performance is sponsored in… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=DD1073CA-DCE9-4D98-81B1-FDBA37344242. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: This Tony Award®-winning Best Musical is lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are raving about Spamalot. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 3:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Jazz at Galvez

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

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

ArtWalk

For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. Now spreading to other parts of the Island, ArtWalk occurs approximately every six weeks. Not a street festival, ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls"—restaurants and retail stores. One of the Galveston Arts Center's largest programs, ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center & Other Galleries 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lyda Plummer at MOD Coffeehouse

Join us for the April ArtWalk in Galveston! Lyda will perform live on the Mod sidewalk for the first time this year. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Music Nite on The Strand

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

Tremont Jazz Series

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

"Spamalot"

Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House will present encore performances of  the Tony Award®- winning Best Musical Monty Python’s Spamalot, Saturday, April 27, 2019  – 3pm and 8pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.  Don’t delay – dedicated fans of this musical who saw it at The Grand previously are already storming the box office! Lovingly “ripped off” from the motion picture film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this Tony Award ®-winning Best Musical showcases the book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of  Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. Monty Python’s Spamalot is the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they seek the Holy Grail.  Come be a part of the audience and join in the fun as flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping music all make for an unforgettable performance at The Grand!  This performance is sponsored in… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=E91C741A-B937-4073-9E6E-97B48DF86394. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: This Tony Award®-winning Best Musical is lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are raving about Spamalot. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

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, April 27, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 AM. B. Jiggers Lounge 5002 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Clay Howell on the Piano

Don't miss live entertainment each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar,  from 9pm to midnight. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, April 28, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Live Music at Yaga's: Roxy Roca

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, April 27, 2019, 9:30 PM – Sunday, April 28, 2019, 12:30 AM. Yaga's Cafe and Bar 2314 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Divas Half Marathon & 5K

The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series is all about girl power. Get glam at one of our races while enjoying a great run in some of the country's best vacation destinations. From Long Island, NY to San Francisco Bay,CA, North Myrtle Beach,SC, to DC's Wine Country, VA, FL, Galveston, TX, Temecula, CA and even exotic Puerto Rico, what better way to spend a fit and fun girl's weekend. The races will start & finish near the Rainforest & Discovery Pyramids inside Moody Gardens. Half Marathon: 6:35 AM , 5k: 6:50 AM. More Info: Moody Gardens. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.runlikeadiva.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Cooking Class: Keto Comfort Foods - Backyard BBQ Edition!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Summer is right around the corner so Chef Bailey Shinn has adapted some of your favorite backyard BBQ dishes to make them ketogenic diet-friendly! Start the class by learning to make addicting garlic parmesan wings with homemade ranch for dipping! Next, you'll learn to prepare a satisfying stand-in for traditional potato salad: cauliflower potato salad! We'll grill cheesy bun-less sliders with flavor-forward pesto served in crunchy lettuce wraps. Finally, we'll whip up cool & creamy mini blueberry cheesecakes! Too good to be true?! No way! This class will help you enjoy all those comfort foods you love! $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… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Bird Observatory Reveal Party

On April 28, 2019 Artist Boat will host a reveal party to unveil The Edward and Helen Oppenheimer Bird Observatory. This will be the first public pull-off birding access along Stewart Road creating access to the Coastal Heritage Preserve – Just for birders! In partnership with Artist Boat, the Gulf Coast Design Lab at The University of Texas at Austin designed this project with the goal of inspiring inspire its visitors to connect with nature in a new way that instills a sense of responsibility to protect the diminishing habitat of native plants and animals. We need your help !  The full development of this Bird Observatory is an $80,000 project. Please join the Edward and Helen Oppenheimer Foundation, REI, CITGO, the Great Texas Birding Classic, the University of Texas School of Architecture, the Gulf Corps, and Artist Boat as a sponsor! We hope you will affirm your commitment to our Gulf Coast and its birding community. The land along Settegast & Stewart Road has been a prime birding location for almo… More Info: Artist Boat. Summary: On April 28, 2019 Artist Boat will host a reveal party to unveil The Edward and Helen Oppenheimer Bird Observatory. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Edward and Helen Oppenheimer Bird Observatory Settegast Road at Stewart Road. For more info visit www.artistboat.org.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Nick and the Groove

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Notre-Dame Cathedral Preview Lecture/Organ Recital

Come join us for a preview recital of Dr. Joanna Whitsett's upcoming organ performance at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. She will present a brief history of Notre-Dame from the 13th century through the French Revolution until present times. She will also talk about the history of the Notre-Dame organ and organists dating back to the 16th century. The second half of the program will feature Louis Vierne’s Symphonie No. 2 in e minor. Vierne was the organist at Notre-Dame from 1900-1937 and one of the most influential composers/improvisers/performers from the French Romantic tradition. Cost: free. Contact: kcolombo@moody.org. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Moody Methodist Church 2803 53rd St. For more info visit www.moody.org.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Art Club for Kids

Perfect for home-schoolers* or after school, our art club lets kids explore drawing, painting, sculpture, and more.  Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing sophisticated techniques, tools, and concepts. Integrated tours and discussions of GAC’s rotating art exhibitions allow students to explore contemporary art concepts and media and learn about professional artists living and working in Texas today. Suited for artists aged 9-14. , Instructor: Jessica Ninci, MFA in Painting & Ceramics , Tuition: $150 for the full semester REGISTER BY 1/18!  , Drop-in rate: $15 per day   |  *Scholarships available; call to inquire. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Drop-in rate: $15 per day. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Serious Fun: Jack and the Beanstalk

This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading. As he spins the tale of trading the family cow for three magic beans, we watch the giant beanstalk grow and let our imaginations soar as our hero climbs through the clouds to meet an ill-tempered giant, finds fabulous treasures and more adventures than you can shake a stalk at. Recommended for grades K – 5 Virginia Rep on Tour, founded in 1975, has been internationally acclaimed for excellence as a theatre for young audiences.  February 1st, 2002 Virginia Rep on Tour’s production of Buffalo Soldier was performed, by request, at the Pentagon to open their celebration of Black History Month.  The company performs live for over 500,000 students, parents and teachers each year throughout 33 states and the District of Columbia. http://tour.virginiarep.org. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: o https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-sf-jack-and-the-beanstalk. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Virginia Rep on Tour presents Jack and the Beanstalk as part of The Grand’s Serious Fun Children’s Series.  Recommended for grades K – 5. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10:00 AM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, with live piano by Laura Magers. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Yoga After Dark

Sessions occur in the beautiful Conservatory after the property has been closed to the public. Join us Wednesday evenings for a 60-minute vinyasa flow. The class focuses on breath and body alignment, while carefully selecting music to soothe the soul. Free/Suggested $10 donation, payable on site. 100% tax-deductible. Beginners welcome! Registration required. Please bring your own yoga mat. They are available for purchase at Academy on Seawall Blvd. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)632-7685. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Vegan Pot Luck

FIRST THURSDAY Open Acoustic Jam and Vegan Pot Luck at From the Heart Gallery!!! Bring your instruments of choice and let's get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery. And don't forget you favorite vegan dish to share.... and taste all the AMAZING goodies others are bringing  All ages welcome. More Info: Cost: FREE. Contact: 4093003009. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

After Hours in the Museum

Browse our first-floor galleries, enjoy a glass of wine in La Sirena Cantina, and join Donna Reznicek as she examines an object out of the vault: A Daguerreotype of Amasa Turner, Wife, and Daughter. More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: (409)632-7685. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

First Thursday Open Acoustic Jam

Don't miss Open Acoustic Jam at From the Heart Gallery, held the first Thursday of each month, 7pm - 10pm. Bring your instruments of choice and let's get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery. All ages welcome. Wine and water will be provided. More Info: Cost: Free. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, May 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Kendra Gives Back Trunk Show benefiting the American Heart Association

Just in time for Mother’s Day. Do some jewelry shopping for Mom or for you during our Kendra Scott Trunk Show and benefit a charity at the same time. Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show with 20% of sales benefiting the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Sales staff accepts cards only, no cash is accepted. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Friday, May 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music: Ryan Sweeney

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live piano lounge from 6pm - 9pm. April 2019: Friday, May 3:  Ryan Sweeney on the piano, 6 – 9pm , Friday, May 10:  Jahrel Pickens on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 17:  Lu/X on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 24:  Kirk Hale on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 31:  Dave Thomas on the violin 6-9pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, May 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, May 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Galveston Historic Homes Tour

Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small, and everything in between, the 2019 tour will have something for everyone! Tours are held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2019. Tickets are $30 in advance and increase to $35 beginning May 3. GHF members are eligible for specially priced $25 tickets, for member tickets please purchase at any home on tour (please show your member card) or visit the following retail locations: The Shop at The Palace – 1402 Broadway , Eighteen Seventy One – 2217 Strand , Architectural Salvage Warehouse – 2228 Broadway For general information questions, please call 409-765-7834. For group sales of 20 or more, please contact us at 409-762-2475. Tickets may be used all four days of the tour. Tickets are not sold for individual homes. There are no discounts for children; infants in arms are free. All tickets are… Cost: Advance: $30 | After May 3: $35. Contact: (409)765-7834. Summary: Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Various Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galvestonhistory.org.

Polymer Clay Workshop

Create a unique piece of jewelry by using the decorative polymer clay technique that mimics traditional Japanese Mokume Gane metalworking.  In this all day workshop, instructor Paula Kennedy will teach the technique and help students create a one of a kind piece to take home! Mokume Gane technique involves thin layers of colored clay stacked and distorted, then sliced into patterned sheets. After learning the basic technique, students will cut their sheets to make fine art pendants, finishing them by baking, sanding and attaching a bail for wearing. No experience necessary! All materials provided. If students have their own pasta machines, work surfaces, or basic clay tools they are encouraged to bring them. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $75 - All materials included. Contact: Reyna Collura at education@galvestonartscenter.org. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Turtle Patrol

Families and interested citizens needed for turtle-centric beach hike. During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us for this short beach hike with lots of sea turtle information and hands-on activities for the whole family! You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment. NOTE: sea turtles may not be present on the beach when you're here, but need human help for survival. We will meet at the day use beach area and begin a short hike, patrolling for turtles on this easy, beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome. Where: Day use beach area to begin Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join Before you can join us: • Park entry fee… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Jazz at Galvez

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

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Swing Rumba

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall 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: 409.763.0300. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Movie Nite on The Strand: "A Wrinkle in Time"

Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Movie Nite on the Strand March through October. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy FREE movies and music series in Saengerfest Park located at 23rd and Strand Street. Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Movie Nite films begin at dusk and are the first Saturday of the month with the exception of the March date. 2019 Schedule: March 16: E.T. (1982) , April 6: My Fair Lady (1964) , May 4: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) , June 1: Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) , July 6: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) , July 20: First Man (2018) , August 3: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) , September 7: Tommy Boy (1995) , October 5: Goosebumps (2015). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp.com. Summary: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:30 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour with guest Gary Mule Deer

The Grand 1894 Opera House proudly presents an encore performance of the legendary, world-class Johnny Mathis – The Voice of Romance Tour, with guest, Gary Mule Deer. This outstanding performance is set for Saturday, May 4 at 8pm.   Limited tickets are still available and may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.  The performance is sold out. Please contact the Box Office for SRO seating. One of the music industry’s finest entertainers –ever – was best defined by Barbra Streisand when she said: “There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there’s Johnny Mathis.” Currently celebrating his 63rd year in the music industry, Mathis is Columbia Records longest-running artist!  Truly a sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, he has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories – from music composed for stage and film t… 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=9D9D7AD9-91A9-495C-971D-150EB705FC29. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, celebrating 63 years as a recording artist, comes to Galveston to perform his greatest hits & personal favorites at The Grand on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Come hear why Johnny will always be the Voice Of Romance! Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Chris Bergeron on the Piano

Don't miss live entertainment each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar,  from 9pm to midnight. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

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

Galveston Historic Homes Tour

Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small, and everything in between, the 2019 tour will have something for everyone! Tours are held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2019. Tickets are $30 in advance and increase to $35 beginning May 3. GHF members are eligible for specially priced $25 tickets, for member tickets please purchase at any home on tour (please show your member card) or visit the following retail locations: The Shop at The Palace – 1402 Broadway , Eighteen Seventy One – 2217 Strand , Architectural Salvage Warehouse – 2228 Broadway For general information questions, please call 409-765-7834. For group sales of 20 or more, please contact us at 409-762-2475. Tickets may be used all four days of the tour. Tickets are not sold for individual homes. There are no discounts for children; infants in arms are free. All tickets are… Cost: Advance: $30 | After May 3: $35. Contact: (409)765-7834. Summary: Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Various Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galvestonhistory.org.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Cooking Class: Fiesta Cookies with Royal Icing!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join us for a fabulous fiesta sugar cookie decorating class to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Chef Stephanie will teach you her secret recipe for making foolproof sugar cookies and how to ice them perfectly. You’ll learn to MAKE, pour, pipe, border, fill, dye, paint and dust royal frosting! Each participant will leave with a dozen  decorated cookies, as well as all the recipes, knowledge and confidence to make them again at home! These fancy cookies will get you in the mood for fiesta! $55/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $55/person. Contact: 4094972999. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Tropical Mambo

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Art Club for Kids

Perfect for home-schoolers* or after school, our art club lets kids explore drawing, painting, sculpture, and more.  Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing sophisticated techniques, tools, and concepts. Integrated tours and discussions of GAC’s rotating art exhibitions allow students to explore contemporary art concepts and media and learn about professional artists living and working in Texas today. Suited for artists aged 9-14. , Instructor: Jessica Ninci, MFA in Painting & Ceramics , Tuition: $150 for the full semester REGISTER BY 1/18!  , Drop-in rate: $15 per day   |  *Scholarships available; call to inquire. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Drop-in rate: $15 per day. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, with live piano by Laura Magers. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Open Photo Shoot

FREE EVENT! Calling all models, makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers! Escape the mosquitoes and rain and try out our indoor photography studio! Similar to an open mic, we’re hosting Open Photo Shoots on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Our first Open Photo Shoot will be October 10th! It’ll be our first one, so it’ll be a learning curve and we can mature our themes, lighting and process as we get going! Be a part of the team as we make plans and formalize the event going forward and take some test shots/portraits while you’re here! This is a free event! We do ask that everyone make friends, connections and tag each other and the gallery in any social media posts. This will be a lot of fun and we are so happy to be able to host this event for all of those interested! More Info: Cost: FREE. Contact: 4093003009. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Yoga After Dark

Sessions occur in the beautiful Conservatory after the property has been closed to the public. Join us Wednesday evenings for a 60-minute vinyasa flow. The class focuses on breath and body alignment, while carefully selecting music to soothe the soul. Free/Suggested $10 donation, payable on site. 100% tax-deductible. Beginners welcome! Registration required. Please bring your own yoga mat. They are available for purchase at Academy on Seawall Blvd. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)632-7685. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Galveston Women's Conference

The Galveston Women's Conference is a day-long educational event to celebrate women, inspire women, and motivate women to strive for the best in both their personal and professional lives. This year's keynote speaker will be Laura Bush. Mrs. Bush served as First Lady from 2001 to 2009 during the presidency of her husband, President George W. Bush. She is an advocate for literacy, education and women’s rights. Other speakers include Jessica Herrin, Author, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot. Herrin is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com, the world’s leading wedding site. The conference will also feature prominent physicians from UTMB Health to address topics of health and wellness that are of interest to today’s women. More Info: Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens Convention Center. Summary: The Galveston Women's Conference is a day-long educational event to celebrate women, inspire women, and motivate women to strive for the best in both their personal and professional lives. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Moody Gardens Convention Center 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galvestonchamber.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, May 9, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Cooking Class: Cooking with Ancient Grains!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! In this hands-on class, Chef Bailey draws inspiration from the history books as she teaches you how to create dishes using ancient grains to add texture and variety — not to mention extra nutrition — to your meals. Start by learning to prepare a flavorful farro salad tossed in a lemon basil tahini dressing (hello, busy work day lunches or light weeknight dinners!). Next, you will pan sear flank steak and baste it with an intoxicating garlic butter sauce. You will make a satisfying quinoa salad studded with fresh mint, peas, feta & quick-pickled shallot in a bold vinaigrette. For dessert, you will bake sinful totally from scratch samoa bars made with spelt flour! Join us on this journey and discover how satisfying & flavorful whole grains can be! $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 o… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cookoff

Save the date! The 23rd Annual World Wild Game Championship and BBQ Cook-off, benefiting the Yagas Childrens Fund Inc. will be held Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th at Pier 21 in beautiful Galveston, Texas. Everyone is invited to participate. The competition is an excellent way for backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, fellowship and food. From the free children's area to the VIP Sponsor Party and everything in between, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the weekend. All proceeds from this annual event benefit various children's charities of Galveston County. Visit ycfund.org to register your team, get involved as an event volunteer or buy tickets to our exclusive Friday night sponsor party with live music! More Info: Pier 21. Summary: This competition allows backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good old fashioned fun, fellowship and food. Friday, May 10, 2019 – Saturday, May 11, 2019. 21st & Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.ycfund.org.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, May 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, May 10, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Jazz at Galvez

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

Live Music: Jahrel Pickens

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live piano lounge from 6pm - 9pm. April 2019: Friday, May 3:  Ryan Sweeney on the piano, 6 – 9pm , Friday, May 10:  Jahrel Pickens on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 17:  Lu/X on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 24:  Kirk Hale on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 31:  Dave Thomas on the violin 6-9pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, May 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

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

Cooking Class: Boozy Creole Feast!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! You're invited on a tasty tour of the bayou with Chef Bailey Shinn! To start, we'll blend a batch of knockout fresh fruit momma-ritas to sip on. Next, you will prepare light & crispy GIB Tiki Wheat beer batter hush puppies with a classic remoulade dipping sauce. Next, you will learn a new twist on a traditional dish: shrimp & grits! You will prepare cheesy cracked pepper grits smothered with a white wine reduction cream sauce loaded with shrimp, andouille sausage and the holy trinity. For dessert, you will learn to bake an irresistible Bailey's bread pudding with drizzled with decadent whiskey sauce from scratch! Laissez les bon temps roulez! $65/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Friday, May 10, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Friday, May 10, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Family Fishing Clinic

Join us for a free family fishing clinic with hands-on fun and activity-based lessons! You'll learn basic fish identification and safe casting. Then you can try fishing in an easy access brackish-water pond. We provide equipment and bait or you can bring your own. No license necessary. Adults must accompany children. Bring sun protection and water. Restroom and shade available. Galveston Island State Park entrance fees apply: $5/person, free to anyone under the age of 13. Pay online or at park office (located on the beach side). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

GCVA "Bring Your Mom to the Beach Day" Tournament

The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association will host its  "Bring Your Mom to the Beach Day" Tournament Free T-Shirts all Moms (players who are moms, moms of registered players). Entry Fees: $25 per person, $50 per team Divisions:  Men's 2’s A/AA, BB , Women's 2’s A/AA, BB , Junior 2’s 18< 16< 14< 12< , Coed 2's: A, BB Tournament Start Time: Check in: Before 8:30 , Players Meeting: 8:45 , Games Start: 9:00AM -SHARP Register here: http://gcva.wufoo.com/forms/gcva-beach-tournament-registration-form/ ABOUT GCVA: The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA has been producing outdoor volleyball events in the Texas Gulf Coast area for over 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,… More Info: East Beach. Gulf Coast Volleyball Association. Cost: Entry Fee is $25 per person and $50 per team. Contact: (832)928-4120. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00 AM. East Beach. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Cypress Swamp

An area of the lower Trinity River offers mystery and mazes in a 20,000 acre of brackish and freshwater marshes, as well as bald cypress trees. Among tall trees once harvested to build homes on Galveston Island, one might witness sleeping owls, resting bobcats, and sunning alligators Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An area of the lower Trinity River offers mystery and mazes in a 20,000 acre of brackish and freshwater marshes, as well as bald cypress trees. Book online: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Cypress Swamps Lake Charlotte, TX. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Family Day at The Ocean Star: This Cycle Rocks

Discover how hydrocarbons are formed from the various processes within every layer of the Earth, and how certain rocks tell geologists where to look for oil and natural gas. Moving through areas like the soil, volcanoes, and bodies of water, pretend you are a rock on your own special journey through the rock cycle. Create a comic strip of your rocky story, or learn about the ABCs of rocks and fossils. 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… 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, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Ocean Star 1900 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Historic Homes Tour

Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small, and everything in between, the 2019 tour will have something for everyone! Tours are held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2019. Tickets are $30 in advance and increase to $35 beginning May 3. GHF members are eligible for specially priced $25 tickets, for member tickets please purchase at any home on tour (please show your member card) or visit the following retail locations: The Shop at The Palace – 1402 Broadway , Eighteen Seventy One – 2217 Strand , Architectural Salvage Warehouse – 2228 Broadway For general information questions, please call 409-765-7834. For group sales of 20 or more, please contact us at 409-762-2475. Tickets may be used all four days of the tour. Tickets are not sold for individual homes. There are no discounts for children; infants in arms are free. All tickets are… Cost: Advance: $30 | After May 3: $35. Contact: (409)765-7834. Summary: Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Various Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galvestonhistory.org.

Cooking Class: Macaron Magic!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join Chef Rachel of Felicite Macarons and learn to make authentic macarons! She'll share her traditional recipe and you'll learn the proper techniques to create the perfect crunch that transcends into a pillowy softness (aka heaven!). You will bake these classic cookies, make two fillings: one from scratch + one quick & easy and add an edible embellishment for presentation bonus points! Plus you'll leave with beautiful cookies to take home too (if you can resist eating them all in class, that is!) These French cookies are made with love! $75/person. This class will last 3 hours. Space is limited. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $75/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

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

Trunk Show - Halbach Originals

The striking, colorful wraps and scarves of artist Kelly Halbach are coastal contemporary chic. An award-winning painter of watercolors and acrylic works, Kelly has created beautiful wearable clothing from her abstract and coastal paintings. She brings her first line of wraps, scarves and unique fashion elements to the G. Lee Gallery in Galveston. Kelly has been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Bay Area Scene magazine, Life is Good magazine and Galveston’s The Islander magazine. Kelly’s paintings can be found at G. Lee Gallery. Cost: Free. Contact: 4093707350. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Turtle Patrol

Families and interested citizens needed for turtle-centric beach hike. During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us for this short beach hike with lots of sea turtle information and hands-on activities for the whole family! You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment. NOTE: sea turtles may not be present on the beach when you're here, but need human help for survival. We will meet at the day use beach area and begin a short hike, patrolling for turtles on this easy, beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome. Where: Day use beach area to begin Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join Before you can join us: • Park entry fee… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Jazz at Galvez

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

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Music Nite on The Strand

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

Tremont Jazz Series

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

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Mike Sueiro on the Piano

Don't miss live entertainment each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar,  from 9pm to midnight. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 12, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

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

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

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

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Galveston Historic Homes Tour

Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small, and everything in between, the 2019 tour will have something for everyone! Tours are held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2019. Tickets are $30 in advance and increase to $35 beginning May 3. GHF members are eligible for specially priced $25 tickets, for member tickets please purchase at any home on tour (please show your member card) or visit the following retail locations: The Shop at The Palace – 1402 Broadway , Eighteen Seventy One – 2217 Strand , Architectural Salvage Warehouse – 2228 Broadway For general information questions, please call 409-765-7834. For group sales of 20 or more, please contact us at 409-762-2475. Tickets may be used all four days of the tour. Tickets are not sold for individual homes. There are no discounts for children; infants in arms are free. All tickets are… Cost: Advance: $30 | After May 3: $35. Contact: (409)765-7834. Summary: Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Various Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galvestonhistory.org.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel Galvez

Celebrate Mom by treating her to Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel Galvez, one of the Top 100 Brunches in the United States, according to OpenTable, for five years running. The hotel features all the traditional entrees along with special features created by the executive chef. Advance reservations are required and are available by calling 409.515.2028. Hotel Galvez will begin to accept reservations Monday, April 22, 2019. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $68 Adults; $62 Senior (60 and above); $36 Children (6 to 12 years old). Contact: 409.515.2028. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate with a delectable brunch buffet and live butterfly release on the promenade lawn! Culinary presentations in our springtime-inspired ballroom include a chef's carving station, made-to-order eggs and omelets, fresh soup and salad bar, breakfast and brunch specialties, and an abundance of seafood and irresistible desserts. More Info: The San Luis Resort, Spa, & Conference Center. Cost: Adults $65 Seniors $60 Children (4-12) $30. Contact: 409-740-8601. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! 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, May 12, 2019, 2:30 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Gene Watson and Johnny Rodriguez in Concert. Hosted by Brad Maule “Dr. Tony Jones” from TV’s General Hospital

GENE WATSON - This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas, has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years.  Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 top-10 hits and 6 number-one records has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.  Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon” are played. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe he inspires in both fans and his musical peers. JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ - A native of Sabinal, Texas, Johnny has been a prominent figure since 1971 when his “Pass Me By” hit the top of the country music charts.  He had fifteen number-one hits, including: “Ridin’ My Thumb to Mexico,” “You Always Come Back To Hurting Me” and “Just Get Up And Close The Door.” In the past 40 years, Johnny has released 35 albums and charted 45 singles.  He has beaten the pavement tourin… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=109695FF-7D5F-424B-A375-52AC4F1C7958. Contact: (800) 821-1894. Summary: Texas Country Music Hall of Fame artists Gene Watson and Johnny Rodriguez will appear on stage at The Grand in concert, with special guest host Brad Maule “Dr. Tony Jones” from TV’s General Hospital. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 3:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Art Club for Kids

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

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, with live piano by Laura Magers. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Yoga After Dark

Sessions occur in the beautiful Conservatory after the property has been closed to the public. Join us Wednesday evenings for a 60-minute vinyasa flow. The class focuses on breath and body alignment, while carefully selecting music to soothe the soul. Free/Suggested $10 donation, payable on site. 100% tax-deductible. Beginners welcome! Registration required. Please bring your own yoga mat. They are available for purchase at Academy on Seawall Blvd. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)632-7685. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

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, May 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Thursday, May 16, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Island Beach Revue Weekend

Galveston’s vintage past meets present-day fun for the Eleventh Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue. Presented by Hotel Galvez & Spa® and held at Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd. this year’s revue will be held on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18. The annual revue showcases vintage-inspired fun, headlined by the Bathing Beauties contest, next to Galveston’s historic shoreline. Admission is free to the revue and complete information is available at www.galvestonbeachrevue.com. “It’s an exciting opportunity for GHF to be involved in Beach Revue this year,” explains Dwayne Jones, Galveston Historical Foundation’s Executive Director. “This event is a fun and inspirational time to revisit an old island tradition. It celebrates the beach and our tourism industry all with a nod to our fascinating history.” The Galveston Island Beach Revue was started in 2009, by Islander By Choice, LLC. in direct-response to Hurricane Ike. It became one of Galveston Historical Foundation’s annual events in 2019. Dubbed… More Info: Beach Central. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: will.wright@galvestonhistory.org. Summary: Galveston’s vintage past meets present-day fun for the 11th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue. Friday, May 17, 2019 – Saturday, May 18, 2019. Beach Central 2102 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galvestonbeachrevue.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, May 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, May 17, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music: Lu/X

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live piano lounge from 6pm - 9pm. April 2019: Friday, May 3:  Ryan Sweeney on the piano, 6 – 9pm , Friday, May 10:  Jahrel Pickens on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 17:  Lu/X on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 24:  Kirk Hale on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 31:  Dave Thomas on the violin 6-9pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, May 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, May 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Cooking Class: Gulf Seafood - Feelin' Crabby!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Gulf seafood is all about latitude & attitudes! Chef Bailey Glover will teach you how to properly cook & prepare delicious fresh seafood dishes! We're feelin' crabby, how 'bout you? You will learn to make a corn, bacon and jumbo lump crab soup. Next, you will pan-fry crispy soft shell crab in a classic butter sauce. You'll also learn to make a crispy crab cake accompanied by a creamy remoulade sauce. Finally, we'll turn ripe summer strawberries into a rich mousse topped with chantilly cream. Life on the gulf coast sure is tasty! $75/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… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $75/person. Contact: 4094972999. Friday, May 17, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Galveston Island Market

The Galveston Island Market offers a festive monthly outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors. From beautiful quilts to handmade soaps to photography to jewelry – and more! The Island Market provides a relaxing setting to browse and shop for unique hand-crafted items – many created by local Galveston artisans. More Info: The Strand District. Summary: The Island Market provides a relaxing setting to browse and shop for unique hand-crafted items – many created by local Galveston artisans. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 23rd & Mechanic. For more info visit www.galvestonislandmarket.com.

Basement to Attic Tour

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions. More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30| https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basement-to-attic-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-53811240870. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Turtle Patrol

Families and interested citizens needed for turtle-centric beach hike. During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us for this short beach hike with lots of sea turtle information and hands-on activities for the whole family! You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment. NOTE: sea turtles may not be present on the beach when you're here, but need human help for survival. We will meet at the day use beach area and begin a short hike, patrolling for turtles on this easy, beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome. Where: Day use beach area to begin Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join Before you can join us: • Park entry fee… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Finding the Contours of Texas in Time

Dr. Paula Marks, Professor Emerita at St. Edward’s University, author, and exhibit designer will present “Finding the Contours of Texas in Time,” a presentation regarding the subjective choices historians make in identifying key events and time periods and the effects of those choices in how history is presented. More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: (409)632-7685. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Jazz at Galvez

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

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall 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: 409.763.0300. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Full Moon Hike

Live by the sun, love by the moon. Ranger Lisa will take you on a short program and help you discover the mysteries of la luna, or the moon, while we explore the night life of Galveston Island State Park! The night time is the right time to explore... As we say in the ranger station, "Half the Park is After Dark!"  Meet Ranger Lisa at the Day Use Beach parking area at 7pm. We will have some moon discovery games before venturing out on a cool evening stroll in the warm glow of the full moon. Hike begins at 7:30pm, back at vehicles around 8:30pm. What to Expect: Ranger led program Night sky chart (take-home) Night sky app information Short evening hike (< .25 miles) Nocturnal wildlife What you Need to Join: Park permit (received at park headquarters before program) Flashlight (red flashlights preferred) Clothing for being outside Sense of wonder about your moon. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Flower Moon

The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks.  Each walk begins approximately 1/2 hours after sunset. To access the beach labyrinth, use the seawall steps located at 17th and Seawall Boulevard. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:05 PM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Live Music: Thomas Cokinos on the Piano

Don't miss live entertainment each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar,  from 9pm to midnight. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Galveston Family Beach Challenge

Giant battle ships, huge bean bags and limbo showdowns are coming to Stewart Beach for the return of the Galveston Family Beach Challenge. The challenge, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will transform a portion of Stewart Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course will include 14 stations for kids and adults with eight new stations this year, including a bean bag game, a life-size battle ship game, limbo, volley balloon, “beam” bag, giant Connect Four and more. Classic favorites like giant Jenga and dominoes, sack races and sandcastle building will return this year as well.  The event is free and participants will have the chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift card plus tickets to popular Galveston attractions. For rules and to register in advance, visit http://galvestonchallenge.com/index.php/registration. More Info: Stewart Beach. Cost: Free. Summary: Giant battle ships, huge bean bags and limbo showdowns are coming to Stewart Beach for the return of the Galveston Family Beach Challenge. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Stewart Beach. For more info visit galvestonchallenge.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Conversations @ The Center with Pete Gershon and Michael Tracy

Pete Gershon will speak about his book, Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972–1985, in conversation with artist Michael Tracy who lived and worked in Galveston during the 1970s. Tracy’s performance, Sacrifice I, 9.13.74 (The Sugar), which took place in the Imperial Sugar Warehouse in 1974 is documented in the book. Join the conversation at Galveston Arts Center! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: FREE. Contact: information@galvestonartscenter.org. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Radio Frequency

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! 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, May 19, 2019, 2:30 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, with live piano by Laura Magers. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Yoga After Dark

Sessions occur in the beautiful Conservatory after the property has been closed to the public. Join us Wednesday evenings for a 60-minute vinyasa flow. The class focuses on breath and body alignment, while carefully selecting music to soothe the soul. Free/Suggested $10 donation, payable on site. 100% tax-deductible. Beginners welcome! Registration required. Please bring your own yoga mat. They are available for purchase at Academy on Seawall Blvd. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)632-7685. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

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, May 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Thursday, May 23, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, May 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Tiny 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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Friday, May 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Kirk Hale

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live piano lounge from 6pm - 9pm. April 2019: Friday, May 3:  Ryan Sweeney on the piano, 6 – 9pm , Friday, May 10:  Jahrel Pickens on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 17:  Lu/X on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 24:  Kirk Hale on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 31:  Dave Thomas on the violin 6-9pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, May 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, May 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Turtle Patrol

A sunset hike with sea turtle conservation fun and games. Do you love sea turtles?.....us too! Citizen scientists like you are needed for turtle patrol and hike. During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We need you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us. You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment. We will meet at the day use picnic area and begin a short hike down the beach and through the dunes, patrolling for turtles on this easy, beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome. Where: Day use picnic area to begin Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join Before you can join us: • Park entry fee paid before trip (park permit on vehicle) • All children must be… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Friday, May 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Cooking Class: Gulf Seafood - Feelin' Crabby!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Gulf seafood is all about latitude & attitudes! Chef Bailey Glover will teach you how to properly cook & prepare delicious fresh seafood dishes! We're feelin' crabby, how 'bout you? You will learn to make a corn, bacon and jumbo lump crab soup. Next, you will pan-fry crispy soft shell crab in a classic butter sauce. You'll also learn to make a crispy crab cake accompanied by a creamy remoulade sauce. Finally, we'll turn ripe summer strawberries into a rich mousse topped with chantilly cream. Life on the gulf coast sure is tasty! $75/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… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $75/person. Contact: 4094972999. Friday, May 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Friday, May 24, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

GCVA "Memorial Madness" Tournament

The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association will host its  "Memorial Madness" Tournament. Free T-Shirts For first 100 Players who check in at the beach.  Entry Fees: $25 per person, $50 per team Divisions:  Men's 2’s A/AA, BB , Women's 2’s A/AA, BB , Junior 2’s 18< 16< 14< 12< , Coed 2's: A, BB Tournament Start Time: Check in: Before 8:30 , Players Meeting: 8:45 , Games Start: 9:00AM -SHARP Register here: http://gcva.wufoo.com/forms/gcva-beach-tournament-registration-form/ ABOUT GCVA: The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA has been producing outdoor volleyball events in the Texas Gulf Coast area for over 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… More Info: East Beach. Gulf Coast Volleyball Association. Cost: Entry Fee is $25 per person and $50 per team. Contact: (832)928-4120. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:00 AM. East Beach. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Basement to Attic Tour

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions. More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30| https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basement-to-attic-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-53811240870. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Cooking Class: Southern Biscuit Saturday!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Buttery, flaky, and tender - the hallmarks of a great biscuit! Join Chef Bailey and learn to master the art of baking big southern biscuits! She will teach you biscuit basics and then show you how to make a seasonal fruit jam from scratch, cinnamon pecan compound butter AND finger-licking herb-crusted crispy fried chicken drizzled with sweet heat buffalo syrup! We're throwing a big 'ol biscuit breakfast baking party! $50/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes can be made by calling 409-497-2999 or emailing… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Bama Breeze

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sand Castle Contest

Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided. Think you've got some good sand castle-building skills? Ranger Lisa will clear an area for our contest, and bring some gear for you to use. We want to see what kind of castle you (and your family and friends) can make. Everyone is invited to spend some time gathering materials, building a structure, and decorating it to your liking! Wear sunscreen, bring a hat, and come prepared to be in the sand for this special art contest! (Don't worry, everyone wins....) Meet Ranger Lisa for a brief orientation and space assignment before beginning.  Only sand castles made during the program count. No prior experience or materials needed. Before you can join us: • Park entry fee paid before trip • All children must be accompanied by an adult What to expect: • Great family fun for all ages. • Prepared for outdoor, sunny, beach activity • Small group instruction and guide • 1 hour program of fun and art contest • Restrooms available •… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Jazz at Galvez

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

Sunset Paddle

Adult paddling tour with sunset views. The Friends of Galveston Island State Park support provides a great experience on the water with a guide. Safety, paddling tips, and environmental education given during this active aquatic tour. Please consider reserving your spot for a quick instruction, free gear rental, and guided trip with a trained guide into a protected cove of Galveston Bay. We will start with an orientation on land, paddle out into the bay, and return before the sun sets. Starting location is the Oak Bayou picnic area. To register: visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunset-paddle-tour-tickets-60593927067 Maximum 4 tickets per person. Preview of paddling at Galveston Island State Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPTx69JCaiA Before you can join us: • Park entry fee paid before trip. • Must RSVP 48 hours before the trip with Lisa.Reznicek@TPWD.Texas.Gov • All children must be accompanied by an adult, and the program is for ages 13 and older. • Close-toed shoes and life… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Nick and the Groove

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall 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: 409.763.0300. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Island ETC presents: "The Lone Star Love Potion"

The Lone Star Potion By Michael Parker May 10 – May 26, 2019 (Two Sunday matinees on May 12 and May 19) Edward Stancliffe, the wealthy owner of a huge Texas ranch has died.  His house staff, only living relative, and other estranged guests converge for the reading of the will, only to be surprised by a mysterious love potion that has been left to them.  But this is not like other love potions, as it does not affect the person who drinks it.  Instead this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor to the opposite sex.  When a rainstorm forces the guests to stay overnight in the mansion, they secretly test the potion with hilarious results! Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Saturday, May 25, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Clay Howell on the Piano

Don't miss live entertainment each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar,  from 9pm to midnight. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 26, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Family Paddling Workshop

FREE kayak safety and instruction class for the whole family Have you been interested in kayaking, but don't know the basics? Consider registering for a short, limited space paddling clinic for the whole family this Memorial Day Weekend at Galveston Island State Park! Our trained guides will lead small groups through an introduction to paddling, water safety, and let you spend a few minutes in our gear to explore the TPWD Paddling Trails. FREE! There will be 15 seats available in three separate sessions: 8:30 - 9:15am session 9:15 - 10am session 10 - 10:45am session Participants must arrive 15 min. before the session to fill out a liability waiver. Adults must accompany children and proper clothing/footwear must be worn (no bare feet or flip flops, close toed shoes only.) Late arrivals will forfeit their space(s) to walk-ins. Restrooms, shade, and picnic area available. Prizes and more information given to participants once your session is completed. Please check out our park website… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Chad Ware

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Beachcombing 101

Treasures await you at the water's edge! Stretch your legs and join Ranger Lisa for a great shell hunting workshop and collecting expedition on Memorial Day. Morning is the best time for beachcombing, but dress for the weather and be prepared to get your feet wet! We'll start at the Day Use parking lot, where we can review treasure hunting basics, hand out equipment, and use the restroom before we go to the beach. So join us and grab your own collection of shells, sea beans, and beach treasures! What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots) Pale or bucket for collecting. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Monday, May 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Live Music at Pleasure Pier: Party On

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Monday, May 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, with live piano by Laura Magers. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Yoga After Dark

Sessions occur in the beautiful Conservatory after the property has been closed to the public. Join us Wednesday evenings for a 60-minute vinyasa flow. The class focuses on breath and body alignment, while carefully selecting music to soothe the soul. Free/Suggested $10 donation, payable on site. 100% tax-deductible. Beginners welcome! Registration required. Please bring your own yoga mat. They are available for purchase at Academy on Seawall Blvd. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)632-7685. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

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, May 30, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

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

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, May 31, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Children's Art Classes

Children's Art Classes ARE BACK!!!! , Brand New Location , Brand New BIGGER Classroom , Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art This is NOT your average kid class....adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come  HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z! The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol. Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day's lessons, and a completed piece of artwork. We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don't mind getting dirty, just in case  Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm,… More Info: Cost: $20. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jazz at Galvez

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

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/. More Info: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Contact: (855) 789-7437. Friday, May 31, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Dave Thomas

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge from 6pm - 9pm. April 2019: Friday, May 3:  Ryan Sweeney on the piano, 6 – 9pm , Friday, May 10:  Jahrel Pickens on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 17:  Lu/X on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 24:  Kirk Hale on the piano 6-9pm , Friday, May 31:  Dave Thomas on the violin 6-9pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

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

Turtle Patrol

A sunset hike with sea turtle conservation fun and games. Do you love sea turtles?.....us too! Citizen scientists like you are needed for turtle patrol and hike. During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We need you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us. You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment. We will meet at the day use picnic area and begin a short hike down the beach and through the dunes, patrolling for turtles on this easy, beach hike. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome. Where: Day use picnic area to begin Who: Park Ranger Lisa Reznicek is inviting everyone to join Before you can join us: • Park entry fee paid before trip (park permit on vehicle) • All children must be… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

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 1 thru August 17. 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, June 1, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

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

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

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

Sand Castle Contest

Family sand castle building workshop, equipment provided. Think you've got some good sand castle-building skills? Ranger Lisa will clear an area for our contest, and bring some gear for you to use. We want to see what kind of castle you (and your family and friends) can make. Everyone is invited to spend some time gathering materials, building a structure, and decorating it to your liking! Wear sunscreen, bring a hat, and come prepared to be in the sand for this special art contest! (Don't worry, everyone wins....) Meet Ranger Lisa for a brief orientation and space assignment before beginning.  Only sand castles made during the program count. No prior experience or materials needed. Before you can join us: • Park entry fee paid before trip • All children must be accompanied by an adult What to expect: • Great family fun for all ages. • Prepared for outdoor, sunny, beach activity • Small group instruction and guide • 1 hour program of fun and art contest • Restrooms available •… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Jazz at Galvez

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

Tremont Jazz Series

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

Movie Nite on The Strand: "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory"

Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Movie Nite on the Strand March through October. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy FREE movies and music series in Saengerfest Park located at 23rd and Strand Street. Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Movie Nite films begin at dusk and are the first Saturday of the month with the exception of the March date. 2019 Schedule: March 16: E.T. (1982) , April 6: My Fair Lady (1964) , May 4: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) , June 1: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) , July 6: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) , July 20: First Man (2018) , August 3: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) , September 7: Tommy Boy (1995) , October 5: Goosebumps (2015). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp.com. Summary: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:30 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.