Calendar

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

Jan
11
Sat
Winter ONZIE Land Pub Crawl @ Downtown Galveston
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

That’s right folks, grab your favorite ONSIE attire & get ready to pub crawl !! Starting off the new year right!

Every bar raffling off some cool swag and or some gift cards!

Best onsie wins the grand prize @ BREWCHACHOS.

1st 🛑 PATRICKS BAR (2411 strand )

2nd 🛑 STUTTGARDEN (111 23rd street )

3rd 🛑 BREWCHACHOS (2110 strand )

4th 🛑 DRUNKEN MONKEY (202 20th street)

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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
18
Sat
The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 1 @ 9:30 pm

Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concerts featuring unparalleled four-part harmony and a string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts! Join lead singer Duane Allen, bass Richard Sterban, tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden as they deliver one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. A Grand favorite! Tickets are $37-$112.

Jan
19
Sun
The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm

Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concerts featuring unparalleled four-part harmony and a string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts! Join lead singer Duane Allen, bass Richard Sterban, tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden as they deliver one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. A Grand favorite! Tickets are $37-$112.

Jan
22
Wed
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 22 @ 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.

“Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams” at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 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.

Art Club for Homeschooled Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At GAC, Art Club lets creative kids in grades 3-8 (or about ages 9-14) build their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more.  Instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the K-8 curriculum, introducing novel techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration from the contemporary art world, including GAC’s rotating exhibitions. 

The Fall Semester cost is $180 or $150 for members which include 15-week course. The Spring Semester cost is $240 or $200 for GAC members for the 2-week course. Individual classes are available for $20 each – start at any time.

Every Tuesday (4:15-5:45pm): Art Club for Kids  is with Jessica Ninci. Every Wednesday (2:30-4pm): Art Club for Homeschooled Kids is with Amber Kaiser.

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Hayes Carll with Allison Moorer opening @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hayes Carll returns to Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe for a special show that will highlight the songs and stories that have cemented Hayes as one of Texas’s best songwriters.

Previous entries from Hayes Carll have represented a sliding scale of exuberance and introspection. What It Is mines both emotions and way more. There is love and gratitude, coltish uproar and canny sensibility. The album was co-produced by Allison Moorer, with whom he just tied the knot. —Jessie Scott, WMOT Roots Radio

Allison Moorer is an American writer and singer/songwriter who has released ten critically acclaimed albums. She has been published in American Songwriter, Guernica, No Depression, Libhub.com,Bittersoutherner.com, and has been nominated for Academy, Grammy, Americana Music Association, and Academy of Country Music Awards.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and lives in Nashville.

Opening will be by Allison Moorer.

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

Jan
23
Thu
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 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.

“Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams” at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 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.

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Songwriter Night @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SIGN UP 8 PM – MUSIC 8:30 PM Come sign up and play 3 original songs on the Iconic Old Quarter stage.

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

Sharky’s: Denny Norris Jam Night @ Sharky's Tavern
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Come jam with us! Everyone is welcome.

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

Jan
24
Fri
Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 24 @ 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.

“Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams” at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 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.

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Brandon Rhyder @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

http://www.songkick.com/concerts/39193321-brandon-rhyder-at-old-quarter-acoustic-cafe

TICKETS $25 ONLINE – $30 AT THE DOOR

For over a decade, singer-songwriter and musician Brandon Rhyder has been living the high life as one of the most celebrated music artists to come out of Texas. Widely exalted for his exquisite ability to couple gorgeous melodies with superb storytelling and deeply admired for his signature songbird vocal style, Rhyder is an artist’s artist. His resume boasts 18 years of highly praised albums, a rigorous tour schedule of 175 plus dates a year and the privilege of working with top-notch songwriters like Liz Rhodes, Keith Gattis, Lori McKenna and Radney Foster to name a few. Born and raised in Carthage, Texas, Rhyder grew up singing in church, where his voice, even then, stood out. In college he discovered the guitar and began writing songs. He moved to Austin in 1999, quickly becoming part of the Red Dirt scene. His first album, “Because She Loves Me,” appeared in 2001, with his second, “Behind the Pine Curtain” released in 2003. The Walt Wilkins-produced “Conviction” was released in 2005 that included the timeless classics “Freeze Frame Time” and “Back Roads.” By then Rhyder was firmly established on the Texas scene. Arriving in 2007 “Live” on Apex Records delivered Rhyder’s first charting Texas single, “Before I Knew Your Name.” Radney Foster produced “Every Night,” which appeared in 2008, while Rhyder went back to Wilkins as producer for 2010’s “Head Above Water.” “Live at Billy Bob’s Texas” appeared in 2011, with “That’s Just Me following “ in 2013. After a four-year break, Rhyder returned with a self-titled album in July of 2017 that was praised by the media including Rolling Stone Country, Taste of Country, TheBoot.com, Wide Open Country and Lone Star Magazine. On September 13th Brandon Rhyder will release his new single “I Felt Good Today,” a magnum opus of a song inspired by his resurrection and layered with the poignant sentiment of loss. His live acoustic album “Main Street Crossing” will follow in November. At his core, Brandon Rhyder is a songwriter who has the uncanny ability to create songs that mean different things to different people. He writes the stories of our lives exposing all the milestones that make us human. Today he travels a brand new road and the new music fueling this ride has never been better.

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

Sharky’s Tavern: The Brush Poppers @ Sharky's Tavern
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Hometown show @ Sharky’s Tavern
Friday January 24th
9pm

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

Jan
25
Sat
Galveston Museum Day @ Galveston Convention Center
Jan 25 all-day

o find all of the details and plan your trip, visit GalvestonMuseumDay.com or see below.

Resiliency and a heart for preservation have helped make Galveston one of the most well-known historic towns on the Gulf Coast. The strength, ingenuity and progress of Galvestonians in the aftermath of the 1900 Storm are captured within the walls of numerous museums on the Island. On Jan. 25 – 26, 2020, these museums will offer incentives for history buffs to take a glimpse into the island’s storied past.

During Museum Day, visitors can learn about Galveston’s place as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States during the late 1800s, the powerful families who helped build the city, Galveston’s significance to immigration in the region, and the importance of the industries that keep Galveston a thriving coastal city and tourism destination today.

Museum Day brings together several local museums for two days of free and discounted admission.

Pick up your passport and visit 3 or more of the participating locations and receive a free historic coloring book!

1892 Bishop’s Palace: Free admission SATURDAY ONLY – Tour one of the island’s most popular mansions built of stone and steel, designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect.

The Bryan Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Visit one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents and artwork relating to Texas and the American West.

Galveston Arts Center: Free admission – Explore the Galveston Arts Center – an independent nonprofit organization and art museum that presents pacesetting contemporary art in a historic building on The Strand.

Galveston Children’s Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Explore the Galveston Children’s Museum – a unique, hands-on environment where children explore, investigate, create, and discover.

Galveston Naval Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Experience a WWII submarine, the USS Cavalla, and the WWII destroyer escort, the USS Stewart – one of only two escorts remaining in the United States.

Galveston Railroad Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Explore locomotive history with one of the largest restored railroad collections in the United States.

The Grand 1894 Opera House: Free tours Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, Noon – 5 pm – Tour the official opera house of Texas, which is one of the few remaining theatres of its era and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Moody Gardens: Discount day pass for $30 per person – Explore the Aquarium, Rainforest and Discovery Pyramids plus 3D and 4D theaters, the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, ropes course and zip line.

1895 Moody Mansion: Buy one, get one free admission – 
View opulent decor and majestic architecture on a self-paced audio tour of this 28,000-square-foot treasure from the late 1800s. Moody Mansion is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020, with special exhibits, events and programs scheduled throughout the year.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum: Buy one, get one free admission – Take a leisurely, self-guided tour through the retired Ocean Star jack-up rig which now serves as a museum and educational facility. From geological exploration to drilling, to oil and gas production, you will see offshore drilling equipment, exhibits and videos on three levels of this refurbished offshore drilling rig.

Rosenberg Library: Free admission (CLOSED SUNDAYS) – 
Come and explore the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation. Sneak peek the restoration work in the historic fourth-floor gallery space. Color your favorite library scene at giant coloring page stations. Place yourself in historic Galveston images featuring bathing beauties, the 1900 Storm, and more.

Texas City Museum: $2 off admission up to four people – Discover this regional history museum featuring artifacts from the USS Westfield (including a real Civil War cannon), exhibits on the founding of Texas City and the 1947 Disaster, Children’s Discovery Room and model train layouts.

Homeschool Curriculum: Galveston is a rich environment to teach homeschool kids about Texas history firsthand. If you’d like to explore our homeschooling curriculum, which includes several of the Galveston Museum Day historical locations, visit Galveston.com/Homeschool

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

Galveston Restaurant Week Jan. 25th-Feb. 9th
Jan 25 – Feb 9 all-day

January 25th-February 9th: 2020 Galveston Restaurant Week – The ninth annual Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week brings Galveston Island’s vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. Galveston is home to the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas’s most delectable restaurants. And visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week will enjoy these delightful and delicious eateries and more for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus – at attractive price points you’re sure to savor! And while your taste buds are celebrating delicious, you can put the guilt aside knowing that your participation in Restaurant Week is helping others. This year, Galveston Restaurant Week eatery has committed to help Access Care of Coastal Texas provide weekly lunches to its clients. These lunches provide nutrition for persons with HIV or AIDS. Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is easy! No tickets or passes are required! Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during Galveston Restaurant Week. Two and/or 3-course dinners will be priced between $20-$35; and 2-course lunches, breakfasts, & brunches will cost between $10-$20. Reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you’re able to sample your favorite flavors! The public is invited to experience cuisine that will amplify your palate and highlight the fun of dining on Galveston Island. Quite simply, this culinary tradition promises to “celebrate delicious!” like no other event of the year. For more info go to galvestonrestaurantweek.com/.

January 25th-February 9th: 2020 Galveston Restaurant Week
Jan 25 – Feb 9 all-day

The ninth annual Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week brings Galveston Island’s vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. Galveston is home to the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas’s most delectable restaurants. And visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week will enjoy these delightful and delicious eateries and more for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus – at attractive price points you’re sure to savor! And while your taste buds are celebrating delicious, you can put the guilt aside knowing that your participation in Restaurant Week is helping others. This year, Galveston Restaurant Week eatery has committed to help Access Care of Coastal Texas provide weekly lunches to its clients. These lunches provide nutrition for persons with HIV or AIDS. Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is easy! No tickets or passes are required! Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during Galveston Restaurant Week. Two and/or 3-course dinners will be priced between $20-$35; and 2-course lunches, breakfasts, & brunches will cost between $10-$20. Reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you’re able to sample your favorite flavors! The public is invited to experience cuisine that will amplify your palate and highlight the fun of dining on Galveston Island. Quite simply, this culinary tradition promises to “celebrate delicious!” like no other event of the year. For more info go to galvestonrestaurantweek.com/.

Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 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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