Calendar

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

 

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Nov
19
Tue
Baby Time @ Rosenberg Library
Nov 19 @ 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.

 

“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Learn to Cook with WIC @ Bryan Museum
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

August 20th, September 17th (12 noon): Learn to Cook with WIC – This free cooking class is led by Chef Mary Bass. Students can eat a fresh meal for lunch, gain cooking knowledge, and create a recipe based on average monthly WIC benefits. RSVP to (409)938-7221. You can receive $30 of FREE fruits, vegetables, and plants from local farmers at the weekly markets. Vouchers are good until Halloween and can only be distributed one per year. You must bring your WIC “Shopping List” (the paper printout you get at the clinic) in order to receive the vouchers.

Coast2Soul Poetry Night at The Proletariat @ The Proletariat
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join at The Proletariat for an Open Mic night of poetry. All ages are welcome. Come out and share your work with open ears and open hearts, or come out and listen to poets share their work with you. Each Open Mic will he hosted by different people each session. There is no cover and sign-in begins at 8pm.

  • September 3rd: Space Rhyme Continuum
  • September 17th: Houston VIP Slam
  • October 1st: Amyna Dosani
  • October 15th: Jonathon Brown
  • November 5th: Joya Polk
  • November 19th: Christina Martinez
  • December 3rd: Brandon Shatter
  • December 17th: Swan

The Proletariat is located at 2221 Market St., Downtown Galveston.

Nov
20
Wed
Storytime @ Rosenberg Library
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
A playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat!

 

“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Drop-In Virtual Reality at Rosenberg Library @ Rosenberg Library
Nov 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

October 16th (4:30-6pm) and November 20th (4:30-6pm): Drop-In Virtual Reality – Kids and families are invited to step into the new world of virtual reality through the lenses of the Oculus Rift computer headset. Recommended Ages 6 and up.

Nov
21
Thu
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Nov 21 @ 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.

 

Nov
22
Fri
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Christmas Countdown Story at Rosenberg Library @ Rosenberg Library
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every day beginning Friday, November 22-December 23rd (4pm): Christmas Countdown Story – Count down to Christmas with 25 books read aloud in the library. Unwrap and enjoy one of our staff’s wintertime favorites every afternoon at 4pm.

FREE Walk On Fridays at Pleasure Pier @ Pleasure Pier
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Walk-On Fridays! Walk around and enjoy the sites and sounds of the Pier! Join us on Friday Nights in November, where there’s no entrance fee. Discount valid from 4 PM – Close only. *Free walk-on pass to the Pier includes entrance only. Does not include All Day Ride pass, family passes or single ride tickets. Discount not valid with any other offer or promotion. No cash value. Valid Fridays on November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019 only. Persons entering the Pier must follow all rules and guidelines as laid out on our website and on property.

Nov
23
Sat
Saturday Stories @ Rosenberg Library
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Favorite reads shared aloud in the Children’s Department on the first Saturday of every month.

“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Brewery Tours at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.

“Oleanders in June” by Whitney Vandiver Book Signing @ Galveston Bookshop
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for author Whitney Vandiver with her historical novel of Galveston. The setting is Galveston in 1900. A year of training in the Signal Corps did nothing to prepare Alfred Ridgeway for his new post with the U.S. Weather Bureau on the edge of the Texas Gulf. Alfred finds himself thrust into the strained relationship of renowned climatologist Isaac Cline and his assisting brother, Joseph. With rising tensions in the office, Alfred begins to expand life beyond his duties at the bureau and soon meets the extraordinary Florence Keller. As the summer heats up, the bureau cuts ties with a valuable source of information, leaving the Galveston Weather Office blind during the peak of hurricane season. When a telegram warns of a storm in the gulf, Alfred will have to choose between following protocol or trusting his instincts. Whitney Vandiver is an avid reader who wrote her first story when she was eight years old. She is now a bibliophile, with more books than shelves, who writes historical fiction and mysteries. She resides in Pearland, Texas with her spouse and cat.

Galveston Bookshop is located Downtown Galveston at 317 23rd Street, Galveston. For more info call (409)750-8200 or go to galvestonbookshop.com.

Christmas Countdown Story at Rosenberg Library @ Rosenberg Library
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every day beginning Friday, November 22-December 23rd (4pm): Christmas Countdown Story – Count down to Christmas with 25 books read aloud in the library. Unwrap and enjoy one of our staff’s wintertime favorites every afternoon at 4pm.

Nov
24
Sun
Galveston’s Own Farmers Market at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 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. 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.

Every Sunday (10am): Yoga Classes – These classes are led by local yoga teachers. All classes are free to attend.

Downtown Laser & Lights Show @ Saengerfest Park
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

November 24th-December 31st (6-10pm): Downtown Lasers & Lights – Galveston’s historic downtown district will host Downtown Lasers & Lights featuring new laser shows, a magical display of lights and other holiday-themed attractions in Saengerfest Park and beyond. Highlights at Saengerfest Park include a 30-feet-tall Christmas tree and a giant snow globe for visitors to enjoy on weekends. In addition, lights will be hung on The Strand from 20th to 25th streets as well as along 23rd and Postoffice Streets. The 36-block district will sparkle with lasers and lights while visitors enjoy boutique shopping, dining, antiques, art galleries and more. New this year, four-hour holiday laser shows synchronized to music will be projected on the American National Insurance Company Building on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December 22nd. While in the area, visitors can tackle some of their holiday shopping at the district’s many gift shops, boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops set among beautiful Victorian architecture. This is free to attend.

Flip Flops Beach Bar – Jordan Tydings @ Flip Flops Beach Bar
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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