Day to Day Calendar

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

Jan
11
Sat
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/

Mar
29
Sun
Huli Huli Hut: David Joel Live @ Huli Huli Hut
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Come hear live music on stage!

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

Mar
31
Tue
MiM Plantation Tour
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 11:00 am

MiM ‘Plantation Tour’

MArch 31st – April 4th, 2020

NCM ‘Museum in Motion” is heading to New Orleans. Start off your Corvette Season by heading to New Orleans. Officially starting Tuesday evening, Tuesday, March 31st – come visit a place where centuries old architecture is the backdrop for a culture so invigorating, it will arouse your spirit. New Orleans neighborhoods are where the culture and creativity of the Crescent City come to life. From the historic French Quarter to the elegant Garden District to the music-filled Marigny, there is great food, music and more to be found across the city.

Make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all MiM (Museum in Motion) events and on-site events including opening of registration and fees. Questions, contact Bryce @ 270-777-4506 or Maci @ 270-467-8804

This event is currently sold out – TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE EMAIL MACI AT MACI@CORVETTEMUSEUM.ORG

 

Advance registration closes at 5:00pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020 or until sold out

** No registrations or refunds available after that date. **

Please call Maci (270)467-8804 or Bryce (270)777-4506 to register by phone

 Registration fee:

Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1450
Passenger / alternate driver $500

Non-Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1490

Passenger / alternate driver $540

  • Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member – please call Becky at 270-467-8836

 

TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE EMAIL MACI AT MACI@CORVETTEMUSEUM.ORG

 

2020 MiM ‘Plantation Tour- New Orleans’

 Host Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood New Orleans

5150 Mounes St.

Harahan, LA 70123

(4-night stay included in registration)

 
TUESDAY, March 31
 
3:00pm Check-in Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood

The hotel is off both Highway 90 and I-10, a 15-minute drive from downtown New Orleans, the French Quarter, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street. Tulane University and Audubon Park are six miles from the hotel. Guests looking for food close to home are within walking distance of a variety of options featuring everything from seafood to Mexican food to fast food. The hotel is five minutes from Zephyr Field. Shoppers are two minutes from Elmwood Center and five minutes from the Clearview Mall

  • Lodging included in registration
 
6:00pm ‘Meet n Greet’

  • Location ‘To Be Announced’
  • Short introductions, Discuss the week’s events, Q & A session
  • Dinner included in registration
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
6:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites
 
8:15am Group Meeting in Front Lobby
 
8:30am Depart for Oak Alley Plantation
 
9:30am – 1:15pm Arrive for Tour and Lunch at Oak Alley Plantation

A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past.  The Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit, Civil War exhibit, Sugarcane Theater and Big House offer an experience as compelling as the plantation’s 25 historic acres and 300-year old allee of oaks. 

 

 
1:15pm Leave for Evergreen Plantation
 
1:30pm – 4:00pm Arrive and Tour Evergreen Plantation

Evergreen Plantation is the most intact plantation complex in the South with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Site of filming for several Movies including Django Unchained, Roots (2016), and the Free State of Jones.

 

 
4:15pm – 5:15pm Depart back to Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood

  •  5150 Mounes Street, Harahan, LA 70123
  • Lodging included is registration

 

 
Dinner on your own

  •  Many restaurants in the area of Hampton Inn

 

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
 
 6:00am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn
 
8:45am Board Motorcoach for a day in the City of New Orleans!!

We will be dropped off in the heart of the city in Jackson Square.

 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours from City Sightseeing New Orleans

 City Sightseeing New Orleans is the most entertaining, informative, and fun City Tour you can find that offers transportation approximately every 30 minutes on an exhilarating open-top, double-decker bus!

HOP-ON! and in a single 2-hour loop, experience a complete City Tour — 3 centuries of history, architecture, and culture narrated live in English by your very own Tour Host – see the Garden District, French Quarter, and CBD.

HOP-OFF! at any stop along the way and explore New Orleans most popular neighborhoods, attractions, and shopping districts – or – take advantage of our Guided Walking Tours in the French Quarter and Garden District, included Free with 3 Day Tickets.

See the city at your own pace, the next bus is less than 30 minutes away!

Itinerary:

STOP 1. Jackson Square (Jax Brewery – Decatur and St. Peters Street)

STOP 2. Historic French Market (N. Peters St. and Ursulines Ave.)

STOP 3. Esplanade (Barracks Street and N. Peters Street

STOP 4. Treme (Rampart and Gov. Nicholls St.)

STOP 5. Basin St. Station (501 Basin St.)

STOP 6. Canal Street (50 Canal Street)

STOP 7. Riverfront at Harrah’s Casino (Convention Center Blvd & Poydras)

STOP 8. Central Business District (Poydras & Carondolet)

STOP 9: Louisiana Superdome – Hyatt Regency (601 Loyola Ave)

STOP 10: National WWII Museum (945 Magazine St.)

STOP 11. Jackson Avenue and Magazine Street

STOP 12. Garden District (Magazine Street and Washington Ave)

STOP 13. Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave)

STOP 14. St. Charles Ave (Louisiana Ave and St. Charles Ave.)

STOP 15. St. Charles Ave (2020 St. Charles Ave)

STOP 16. Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place)

STOP 17. Arts District (Corner Julia Street and S. Peters Street)

STOP 18. Harrah’s Casino on St. Peters St and Poydras St.)

Do your homework ahead of time to make the most of your time in the city!

 City Sightseeing tickets included in registration – Bus only

  • All admissions throughout the day on your own.

 

 
6:15pm Steamboat Natchez Dinner Jazz Cruise

Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the authentic Steamboat Natchez. Your two-hour dinner cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River.

  •  Departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery / walking distance from your city sightseeing Stop 1
  • Live Jazz by the Grammy nominated ‘Dukes of Dixieland’
  • Casual buffet style dining
  • Dinner Cruise included in registration
 
9:00pm Board Motorcoach back to Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
 
6:00am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites
 
8:45am Group Meeting in Front Lobby
 
9:00am Depart for Houmas House Plantation & Gardens
 
10:00am – 1:30pm Arrive for Tour and Lunch at Houmas House Plantation & Gardens

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, allows visitors to experience the life of a wealthy Sugar Baron in the 1800’s. Tour the historic Louisiana Plantation and explore 38 acres of lush gardens or relax with a refreshing mint julep and enjoy the breeze off the nearby Mississippi River.

  • 40136 Highway 942 Darrow, LA 70725
  • Guided Tour and Lunch
  • https://houmashouse.com/
  • Tour & lunch included in registration
 
1:45pm – 3:15pm Depart Houmas House for Swamp Tour
 
4:00pm – 6:00pm Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour

Journey with us by boat, Cajun-style, for a 1 hour 45-minute tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana’s swamplands in the protected Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve’s Barataria Preserve. Experience real-life adventure from the comfort of the swamp boats. Tour back into the privately-owned meandering bayous and take a look into the past. View moss draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here.

  •  6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Pkwy Marrero, LA70072
  • Your Cajun guide is a native of the area who will share with you the legends and lore of Louisiana’s still untamed wilderness.
  • Swamp ride included in your registration
 
6:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner at Restaurant de Famillies

Bayou des Familles, a lazy waterway home to many alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife, takes center stage as our restaurant’s design provides its diners with a natural picture show. It’s in this unique setting where friends and family unite to experience southern Louisiana charm and culture in its finest form. It’s an experience not to be soon forgotten.

  •  7163 Barataria Blvd. Marrero, LA (directly across from the swamp tours)
  • Dinner included in your registration

 

 
7:30pm – 8:00pm Depart back to Hampton Inn and Suites Elmwood

  •  5150 Mounes Street, Harahan, LA 70123

 

 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
 
6:00am – 10:00am Continental Breakfast – Check out Hampton Inn & Suites
 

 Travel safely home and thank you for joining the

MiM 2020 ‘Plantation Tour – New Orleans’

This event is currently sold out – TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE EMAIL MACI AT MACI@CORVETTEMUSEUM.ORG

Apr
1
Wed
The Bar at San Luis: Angelo Tolentino @ San Luis
Apr 1 @ 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.

Sound Bar: Karaoke @ Sound Bar
Apr 1 @ 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.

Apr
2
Thu
8th Annual SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk @ Galveston Island Causeway @ Galveston Daily News
Apr 2 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

 

UTMB Health and the School of Health Professions is hosting the 8th Annual ‘SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk.’ This event benefits SHP student scholarships and represents a powerful investment in the future of healthcare for our region and state. We invite our campus community to participate in this event to help provide scholarships for the many talented students in the School of Health Professions. Teams Encouraged! Sponsorship Opportunities available!

WILL YOU JOIN US AND SUPORT THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE?

Early Registration and Entry Fees – Deadline: Midnight, February 21, 2020
$35 Untimed 5K
$40 Timed 5K (certified)    
$10  Kids 1K
Late / Race Day Registration Fees- Begins February 22, 2020 until Race Day
$40 Untimed 5K
$45 Timed 5K (certified)    
$15  Kids 1K

For more information visit our event website at  www.causewayrun.com or call the SHP Causeway FunD Run Hotline at 409.772.3006 or shpevents@utmb.edu

 

Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Apr 2 @ 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.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every Thursday 3-6pm and Sunday 9am-12 noon (note new summer hours), Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is held at The Bryan Museum Gardens, located at 1315 21st St. Come to the beautiful Conservatory and botanical gardens to relax and enjoy time and conversation with friends, family, and museum staff while shopping for locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products, plus live music, yoga, massage, crafting and Kids Corner! 

The Thursday market features all of the perks that you’ve come to expect at the market plus the added charms of the Bryan Museum’s “Wine at the Bryan” weekly event.

Thirsty Thursdays is every 3rd Thursday wherein Galveston Island Brewing donates beers first-come, first-serve to our market customers. They shop, sip and stroll the market while exploring the museum grounds & buying local foods.

The Sunday market also features wonderful goods and the charm of Bryan’s courtyard. It is always free to browse and most events are FREE to participate. 

At every market, there will be:

  • Live music
  • A chance to learn more about The Bryan Museum
  • FREE recycling with Keepin’ It Green: Every week, they accept your clean, rinsed recyclable plastics, glass, aluminum and paper/cardboard. KIG comes to pick it up every week aftermarket.
  • Family-friendly activities sponsored by partners like Rosenberg Library, Galveston Island State Park, Galveston Island Humane Society, etc.

GOFM is always “BYOC” – bring your own cup. They have eliminated single-use cups for the free Sunday morning coffee station and Thursday water station. Support the initiative by cleaning out your cupboards and donating unwanted mugs to market for others to use.

 

Queen of Hearts @ The Oaks Bar
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Queen of Hears Drawing. This game has big pots and weekly drawings. Come join the fun!https://www.facebook.com/events/2292432317715647/

The Bar at San Luis: Angelo Tolentino @ San Luis
Apr 2 @ 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.

Denny Norris Jam & Open Mic @ Sharky's Tavern
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 12:00 am

Hosted by Fish Naked every Thursday Night.

Sharky’s: Denny Norris Jam Night @ Sharky's Tavern
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Come jam with us! Everyone is welcome.

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

B Jiggers: The Line Up @ B. Jigger's in Holiday Inn on Seawall
Apr 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Come Rock out with The Line Up Band.

Sound Bar: Karaoke @ Sound Bar
Apr 2 @ 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.

Apr
3
Fri
Enid, Oklahoma Corvette Expo @ Fairgrounds, Chisholm Trail Coliseum
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm

Corvette Only, Indoor Car Show
Silent Auction, Event shirts, Door Prizes
15 classes

Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Apr 3 @ 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.

Leisure Time Corvette Club Annual Car Show @ Lake Sumter Landing Market Square
Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Car show information:   Leisure Time Corvette Club 10th Anniversary car show will be held on Friday April 3, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00 at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square in the Villages, Florida.  There will be 54 cars from the club on display and merchandise from the National Corvette Museum will be sold during the show by the club’s volunteers.

Tremont House: Leah’s Trio Du Jour @ Tremont House
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Trio du Jour takes center stage at The Tremont Jazz Series. The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, hosts a free jazz night every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. in the 1888 Toujouse Bar. Trio du Jour, formed in New Orleans in the 1990s, “Performs hot swingin’ jazz from the 1940s to the present with along with some mellow favorites,” says Pianist Leah Stonum. 

Huli Huli Hut: Britney Doyal @ Huli Huli Hut
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come hear live music on stage!

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

The Bar at San Luis: Friday’s Band @ San Luis
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Enjoy live entertainment, drinks and bar bites in this cozy private lounge. The San Luis Bar is the perfect place for libations and lively conversation before or after your meal at the adjacent Steakhouse.

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