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

 

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Jun
26
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Jul
3
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Jul
10
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Jul
24
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Jul
27
Sat
Beach Blitz Soccer Tournaments at East Beach @ East Beach
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the beach in the family friendly and beautiful Gavleston, for our 5v5 Beach Blitz Galveston tournament on July 27, 2019. This tournament is so much fun, we are back in Galveston a 2nd time this summer! We are positive that you’ll enjoy a day on the pristine sand of this lovely beach.

The Soccer Resort has been running beach soccer tournaments since 2009, and is very excited to host this tournament in such a beautiful location. What’s better than a day of soccer and a trip to the beach all in one?

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/411884349538887/ and http://www.soccerresort.com/tournaments/903865-beach-blitz-galveston-july-19–adult?fbclid=IwAR2i0ZsBw2iu8UZqTU11gnq70KaGV6VOUvqsgbH7tJybkHwTdSQgu07I0zs

Jul
31
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Aug
7
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Aug
15
Thu
Woga | Wine and Yoga at the Museum @ Bryan Museum
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM.

Aug
17
Sat
Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm

From the author of the book comes a wonderful tour and a riveting journey through the forgotten parts of downtown Galveston that were once bustling with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love.

Join renowned author and speaker Kimber Fountain as she brings to life the tales – both tragic and triumphant – of Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line.

Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family-friendly entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy of illegal liquor and gambling and an infamous red light district called simply, “The Line.”

This unassuming five blocks of Postoffice Street came to life every night and remained a stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years. In the late 1950s, the era was known as the “Free State of Galveston” finally came to an end, and today, almost all that remains of its history has been sensationalized and marginalized.

Galveston was more than just a city of “gangsters” and lewd women,  and Kimber Fountain pursues the authentic, sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them.

Tours are every Wednesday-Saturday starting at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com in advance or at the start of the tour (cash only).

Reservations are required for cash/onsite tickets, and both online ticket purchases and cash reservations must be made by 5pm the day of the tour.

The tour meets on the north steps of the old Galveston Post Office at 601 25th Street (corner of 25th and Church St.). Meet at the north steps located on Church Street side.

Tours begin promptly at 7pm. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to ensure ample time to park and/or purchase onsite tickets. Due to mature content, this tour is strongly recommended for adults and older teens only. Tour content will not be censored for younger audiences, and teens and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Signed copies of Kimber’s books  Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line and Galveston Seawall Chronicles  will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at the conclusion of the tour.

For more info go to redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com, email GalvestonRedLightTours@gmail.com, call or text (409)526-6883. Reservations required.

Aug
18
Sun
3D & 4D Movies at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Aug 18 all-day

Moody Gardens hosts a variety of movies for the whole family to enjoy in both 3D and 4D formats. Moody Gardens is located at One Hope Blvd. For more info call (800)582-4637 or go to moodygardens.com. Individual tickets are $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 4-12 and seniors (65+). Children 3 and under are free. 

Enjoy these films on the largest screen in Texas with a top-of-the-line surround sound system. This state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience gives guests the best viewing experience in the world.

Now Showing: “Australia’s Great Wild North 3D: The Wildest Place You’ve Never Seen” – Travel from the wild Kimberly coast, through mysterious and rarely seen Arnhem Land, and then deep into the world’s oldest rainforest in Cape York.

Through August 18th

  • 10am: “Australia’s Great Wild North 3D”
  • 11am: “Great White Shark 3D”
  • 11:30am: “Cuba 2D”
  • 1230pm: “Australia’s Great Wild North 3D”
  • 1:30pm: “Great White Shark 3D”
  • 2pm: “Cuba 2D”
  • 3pm: “Australia’s Great Wild North 3D”
  • 4pm: “Great White Shark 3D”
  • 4:30pm: “Secret Ocean 3D”
  • 5:30pm: ““Australia’s Great Wild North 3D”
  • 6:30pm: “Great White Shark 3D”
  • 7pm: “Secret Ocean 3D”
  • 8pm: “Great White Shark 3D”
  • 8:30pm: “Cuba 2D”

Hi-def digital 4D projection with DTS surround sound immerses you like wind, mist, leg ticklers, and other special effects provide a short-film experience that is a thrill for all ages.

  • From 10am-3:40pm: “Dora and Diego’s 4-D Adventure”
  • From 4pm to 8 pm: “Sharks 4D”
Live Music Gig Guide
Aug 18 all-day

Sunday, August 18th

  • Albatross – Britney, 3-6
  • Blu Boutique – Channing Sall, 12-4
  • Galveston Island Brewing – Acoustic Jam, 1-4
  • Hotel Galvez – Joe Sewell, 11am-2pm
  • Nick’s Pool Bar – The Rikkis, 7-11
  • Rumors Beach Bar – Karaoke, 8-1
  • Rum Shack – A Sure Thing, 9-1
  • Sharky’s Tavern – Hotter Than Hell Ride with The Weeds 1-5; Zak Perry Open Jam 7-11
  • Woody’s – Hill Country Revival, 3-7
Texas Strong Truck Show at East Beach @ East Beach
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
‘The Art of Wrapping Up’ by Jack Morris @ Third Coast Gallery
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Third Coast will be wrapping up the Retrospective show of Jack Morris’ work on August 18th so now is the time to come by and see some of his never-before-seen watercolors and Private Collection oil paintings. We have a number of fine art paper prints & Giclées for sale and available in-house. We thank everyone who took time to visit with Jack and his family at the preview party on Thursday, the 11th of July and then again at the Opening Reception during ArtWalk on the 13th. Jack thoroughly enjoyed visiting with everyone!

No worries though…We have another great show on the horizon! Opening Reception will be during ArtWalk on Saturday, August 24th from 5:30-9:30. We’ll be featuring the works of Plein Air watercolor artist, Richie Vios! Richie will be in town a few days prior to the Opening and will be painting all around Galveston so keep an eye out for him! Richie was one of 42 Plein Air artists who took part in the Galveston Historical Foundation’s Homes Tour Plein Air competition. His work was extremely well received and every painting he did while here sold during the preview party prior to opening to the public. We’re excited to show his ethereal and imaginative work at the Gallery!

Family Beach Competitions at Stewart Beach @ Stewart Beach
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Family fun is taking on a new meaning this spring and summer at Stewart Beach, located at 6th Street and Seawall Blvd., Galveston, with friendly competitions between families.

The challenge 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 includes 14 stations for kids and adults with eight new stations this year, including a bean bag game, a life-size battleship game, limbo, volley balloon, “beam” bag, giant Connect Four and more.  The event is free, and participants will have a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift card plus tickets to popular Galveston attractions.

Family Beach Challenges are free and will take place on May 19, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 22nd from 11am-5pm.

The family with the most points at the end of the day will receive $2000 worth of tickets to Island attractions and a $500 gift card.

For complete rules and regulations and to register in advance, go to galvestonchallenge.com.

Headshots for Samitha @ From the HeART Gallery
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

August 18th (1-6pm): Headshots for Samitha – Buried Treasure Photography and From The Heart Gallery will be hosting a day of Headshots for Samitha. You will receive two professionally shot headshots for $50. All proceeds will go to Samitha and Scott Edwards to aid in her fight against cancer! Please come out and show your support. Samitha has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. It is in her spine, skull and both lungs with the largest mass (3cm) in her right lung. Show your support, love and care of this family at this photo shoot. For more info go to facebook.com/events/448876525844826.

Taffy Demos at LaKing’s – Free Samples & Tons of Fun! @ LaKing's Confectionery
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see taffy being “pulled”, “spun out”, and packaged, right before you eyes. A special treat is in store as the candy maker tosses out samples for EVERYONE! Nothing beats fresh, warm, taffy. You can even get one of the girls to dip a pound or two right out of the catch basket.

Taffy pullings are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Ghost Bus Tours @ Galveston Experience Company
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm

Why walk when you can ride on an air-conditioned bus and enjoy a multi media ghost and historic tour of Galveston.  Bring a friend and use the discount code of ISLE20 to save 20% on tickets!

Ride the $1 Galveston Trolly right to our front door at 15th and Seawall. Relax-Recharge-Refresh with Freee WIFI, Free Cell phone Charging, cheap drinks and snacks and let us help you plan your stay in Galveston at the Galveston Experience Center Visitor Center. 

Laff Town Comedy Contest at 23rd St. Station @ 23rd Street Station & Piano Bar
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you ready to laugh? Or ready to make someone else laugh?

Join us for the 2nd year of Laff Town’s Comedy Contest. We had so much fun and so many great contestants last year, that we decided to bring it back. Come out and cheer for your favorite!

It is free to enter. Over 21 years old only.

Aug
19
Mon
Live Music Gig Guide
Aug 19 all-day

Monday, August 19th

  • The Bar at San Luis – Angelo Tolentino, 7-10
  • Island Pier Club – Geoff Fish,7-10
  • Nick’s Pool Bar – DJ Nonstopp, 2-8
  • Rumors – Karaoke, 8-12
  • Sharky’s Tavern – Karaoke, 8-10
  • Sound Bar – Karaoke, 9-2
  • Woody’s – Shovelhead Runway, 3-7
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