Calendar

Welcome to Galveston Island Guide’s
Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

Jan
11
Sat
Children’s Roundup at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

FREE with RSVP

Calling all 3rd-5th graders who want to learn a little history and try their hand at old fashioned crafts and games. Mark your calendar for the second Saturday of each month for a fun interactive experience led by Museum Education staff.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

 

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: The Brandon McDermott Band @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 11:30 pm

$10 at the door
https://brandonmcdermottband.com/

If you were to think of the most glorious sound that could ever be produced…As if Heaven itself were to part the clouds for the briefest of moments and all the Angels gathered to sing their most Angelic song, and it was so beautiful that it could only be heard for a single whisper of a moment or the gloriousness of the sound would overwhelm everyone on Earth….yep, that’s the Brandon McDermott Band.
    From Galveston to Houston to College Station and all the way up to Amarillo, the Brandon McDermott Band has been bringing their exciting brand of Texas country music to stages across the Lone Star State. The Brandon McDermott Band released their first studio album titled “Mile Marker Zero” and just like their live shows, which continue to leave the audience wanting more, the album is chock-full of fun, energetic songs that are guaranteed to make their listener have a good time. From good ol’ fashion party songs, to songs about relationships gone bad, this album has something for everyone and has been getting great reviews from country music publications and industry people alike. Now the band is about to head into the studio to record their follow up album with Producer Adam Odor. The Brandon McDermott Band has played shows with many of Texas Music’s top acts including Stoney LaRue, Kevin Fowler, Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motorcars, Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson, Dirty River Boys, Brandon Rhyder, Bri Bagwell, Honeybrowne and even 90’s megastars Poison, plus many more. So no matter whether you prefer mud on your boots or sand between your toes, if you like Texas Music then the Brandon McDermott Band has something for you.   

 The Brandon McDermott Band is – Brandon McDermott (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Taylor (lead guitar, vocals), Brent Topa (drums), Soloman Garcia (bass).

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Jan
25
Sat
Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop at G. Lee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm

Join us 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25 with jewelry wire wrap expert Annette Kinslow.

No experience needed…this class is for everyone.
All materials are provided.
Cost is $105 per student. Seating is limited. Reservations and payment must be received prior to 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020.

You will leave with your own beautiful wearable Sea Glass creation, written instructions, and the ability to create your own beautiful jewelry. Learn how to capture a cabochon in a wire bezel. Learn how to make and manage a wire bundle, secure it, create the ball and set the stone.

Your instructor Annette Kinslow – has years of experience creating one-of-a-kind, unique, hand made jewelry. Influenced by our coast, Annette chooses unique, antique, one of a kind stones for her work.

Feb
23
Sun
Mardi Gras! Galveston
Feb 23 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Mardi Gras! Galveston @ Multiple Locations
Feb 23 all-day

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach.

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.

The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls.

For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston
Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parade viewers shouting for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Opening January 18, 2020 at Galveston Arts Center and on view January 18 – April 12, 2020.

Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)

Continuing through February 23, 2020 in the Main Gallery: Amber Eagle Nap Dreams


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

“Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams” at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On view November 23rd- February 23rd at Galveston Arts Center will be “Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams.”

There will be an Opening Reception Saturday, November 30th, 6-9pm with an Artist Talk at 6:30pm.

Amber Eagle is an artist based in Houston, TX and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Eagle received an MFA from the California College of the Arts and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She was a Core Fellow with the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and has been an artist in residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, The McColl Center, Charlotte, NC, The Portland College of Arts and Crafts in Oregon, and Lawndale Art Center, Houston. Eagle has spent extensive time in Mexico following an initial award from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County to research fiestas and sugar sculpting traditions. Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout North America and is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art, Victoria, as well as public art installations in Houston’s East End and Cherryhurst House, Houston. Eagle is an accomplished art car artist whose cars Our Lady of Transportation and Rosebud have received awards at the Houston Art Car Parade. For more info on the artist, go to ambereagle.studio. For more information on this exhibition, please visit galvestonartscenter.org/exhibitions/ambereagle.

Galveston Arts Center continues on exhibit “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales. Rosales explores issues of class, race, gender, and immigration to expose social inequalities experienced by immigrants coming from Latin America to the United States. Rosales appropriates ornamental aspects of folk art and geometric abstraction, infiltrated with elements that evoke adversity faced by these individuals looking for a better life, only to find themselves facing similar conditions of social and economic exclusion. His paintings include rich colors and patterns that juxtapose the harshness of the wilderness of the tropics with domestic imagery. His works mix conflict with playfulness as a means to exaggerate reality with irony. The exhibition will be on view through January 5th, 2020.

Also on view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day” in the main gallery on the first floor. Curtis’ exhibition includes recent large-scale paintings that are dense with color and pattern. Her layered, cut-canvas works contain disrupted surfaces and reflect an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, architecture, nature, and ritual. The paintings in “Night and Day” are nearly overwhelmed by an unreadable chaos that is pulled back to the edge of order by familiar patterns and forms. The exhibition will be on view through November 17th. For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Galveston Island Brewing: Acoustic Jam @ Galveston Island Brewing
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Hootenanny 1-4PM: Weekly open jam in a family friendly setting. Jam is open for players of all skill levels. Come join us and swap tunes on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, etc.

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade @ Downtown Galveston<br>2300 Strand St
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Link: www.mardigrasgalveston.com

The 21st Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Gras Parade is set for Sunday, February 23rd. Registration and check-in will begin at noon at Pier 21 (21st and Harborside Drive); with the parade commencing at 1:30pm at 20th & Harborside Drive. Parade Marshals are “Gerry Cat” and his “mom” – Concetta Maceo-Sims. Both were honored as the 2018 PAWS Gala’s Elite Pet and Elite Pet Owner.

For those eager to enter their favorite pet in the Pet Costume contest, it will be held from 12:15 -1:00 pm on the Pier. Winners will be announced and ribbons awarded prior to the start of the parade. Again, this year, pet lovers have a choice: Bring your pet and participate in the 21st annual Parade or enjoy watching all the frivolity and festivities at the 4th Annual ‘A Cat’s Eye View’ Parade Viewing Party from the balcony (2nd floor) of the Trolley Station Building, 20th & Strand. Not only will parade watchers get to enjoy the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, which begins at 1:30 pm, but attendees will also get to see the Shriners’ Hospitals’ for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade at noon, along with the beloved and popular Children’s Parade that begins following the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade. Both the pet parade and the Balcony Party events benefit exclusively the Galveston Island Humane Society (GIHS.)

Advance registration for the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade is $20; day of event registration – $30 per pet. You may purchase advance tickets online at www.galvestonhumane.org/barkus-meoux  Tickets for the ‘Cats Eye View Party’ are $25 if purchased in advance; $35at the door. (Tickets include one drink ticket and light ‘munchies.’)  No pets will be allowed at the viewing party per building rules. For advance tickets to the viewing party, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com/parties/ and select Krewe of Barkus & Meoux “A Cat’s Eye View” Parade Balcony Party.

For more information, email GIHS at info@galvestonhumane.org , call the GIHS office at 409.740.1919, or visit online at www.galvestonhumane.org . The Galveston Island Humane Society, a 501c3 non- profit organization, is located at 6814 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77554.

Huli Huli Hut: David Joel Live @ Huli Huli Hut
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm

Come hear live music on stage!

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Pioneering Classics @ Bryan Museum
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

$40 pre-sale, $50 at the door

Join Maestro Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet in the Museum’s 1880s Belgian-designed iron and glass Conservatory for a groundbreaking concert. The string quartet will play selections which evoke the Museum’s world-class collection. Much like Texas and her wide open spaces, Saeverud selected “Pioneering Classics“ as the title of our inaugural concert since, “It gives lots of room, flexibility for both pioneering imagery – and classical music in a broader sense.”

Musicians include Saeverud and Christina LeBlanc on violin, Tom Strauch on viola, and Naldo Posella on the cello. Music will be drawn from crucial periods of Texas history with a few vintage Hollywood themes. Each piece will be accompanied by a brief description of its Texas connection by the Maestro himself!

Mardi Gras Children Parade @ Downtown Galveston<br>2300 Strand St
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Local firefighters and first responders host a parade dedicated to the families and children of Galveston with decorated floats and costumed kids.

The parade begins at 25th and Santa Fe Place, South on 25th, East on Postoffice, North on 19th Street, West on Strand, Parade ends 25th & Strand.

More details at www.childrensparade.org.

23rd Street Station Piano Bar: Sing Along Sunday @ 23rd Street Station & Piano Bar
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Sunday, join the fun and sing along!

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Sound Bar: Karaoke @ Sound Bar
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The only KARAOKE bar in Galveston County offering incredible karaoke shows every night of the week! We continue to bring our customers the highest quality karaoke shows ever! Conveniently located at 2411 Mechanic, we’re in the middle of the Downtown Historical Entertainment District. And that means we can rock and roll all night long…or at least until 2am.

Feb
24
Mon
Life Drawing Class at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Monday (1-3pm): Life Drawing Studio – Drawing the human figure from a live model is the foundation of nearly all studio art programs. If you have an interest in portrait painting, character design, comics/manga, game design, illustration, animation, fashion design, medical illustration, or just learning to “see” like an artist, this is for you! Live models pose for short “gestures” and longer poses of up to 90 minutes. Sessions are $15 and 3-month passes are available for $100.

The Bar at San Luis: Angelo Tolentino @ San Luis
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Enjoy entertainment, drinks and snacks in our elegant and cozy private lounge. The Bar is the perfect place for libations and lively conversation before or after your meal at the adjacent Steakhouse or Blake’s Bistro.

Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10 @ Sharky's Tavern
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sharky’s Tavern, located a few blocks from The Strand, features delectable Napoli-style pizzas, a sports bar, and live music

Sound Bar: Karaoke @ Sound Bar
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The only KARAOKE bar in Galveston County offering incredible karaoke shows every night of the week! We continue to bring our customers the highest quality karaoke shows ever! Conveniently located at 2411 Mechanic, we’re in the middle of the Downtown Historical Entertainment District. And that means we can rock and roll all night long…or at least until 2am.

Feb
25
Tue
Baby Time @ Rosenberg Library
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0-18 months.

 

Check out other upcoming events here – http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp

Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Exhibit: Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

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