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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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Nov
10
Sun
Hand Lettering Workshop at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

November 10th (2-4pm): Hand Lettering Workshop – With plenty of time to send your holiday greeting cards, Bekah Guedry of My Creative Buzz will lead this one-day workshop in hand-lettering so you can use a stylistic brush calligraphy font with confidence. Work from live demos, worksheets with sample letters and words, and try a variety of brush pens, felt-tip markers, and papers. Once you get comfortable, you’ll have time to make a holiday-themed quote on cardstock, which you can decorate, copy, and/or cut to shape to place on gift tags, greeting cards, dinner party place cards, treat bag decorations, or anything else you dream up! All materials and supplies are provided during the workshop. Feel free to bring a beverage and some of your own items to write on if you already have them. This is suggested for adults and kids ages 10 and up.  Class cost is $15.

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

Nov
18
Mon
Gingerbread Polar Express Makes Stop at The Tremont House @ The Tremont House
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2370808969639100/?event_time_id=2370808976305766

Life Drawing Class at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 18 @ 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.

Nov
19
Tue
Gingerbread Polar Express Makes Stop at The Tremont House @ The Tremont House
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2370808969639100/?event_time_id=2370808976305766

“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.

Art Club for Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 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.

Ceramic Studio Class @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Tuesday (6-8pm): Ceramic Studio – Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-D sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. This course uses ancient methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including coil construction and slab-construction. Students will learn how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures, and glazes. Fees are $50 for two sessions or $75 for four sessions. Join at any time!

Super Smash Brothers Tournament at Symposium Brewpub @ Symposium Brewpub
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Tuesday (7pm): Super Smash Brothers Tournament – Come out to Symposium Brewpub, located at 310 19th St., Galveston, for a fun and super cool tournament, geared to all ages! Come get your smash on!  Craft beer and video games heaven! Plus the winner will receive two free beers and runner up will receive one free beer. They also have a permanent additional gaming station with 50+ games across SNES, Playstation 1, Atari 2600, and Playstation 3. It is free to play.

An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Willie’s “On the Road Again,” and his performance at The Grand is sure to be a highlight of this legendary anniversary season. Recognized worldwide as a singer, songwriter, actor, and activist, Willie has penned more than 2,500 songs and released close to 300 albums. His five-decades career has included countless Grammys, American Music Awards, and Country Music Awards. Don’t be “Crazy” – order your tickets to see this legendary artist today! This will sell out fast.

Nov
20
Wed
Gingerbread Polar Express Makes Stop at The Tremont House @ The Tremont House
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2370808969639100/?event_time_id=2370808976305766

“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.

Art Club for Homeschooled Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 20 @ 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.

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.

Printmaking Studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

November 6th, 13th and 20th  (5:30-7:30pm): Printmaking Studio – Taught by Amber Kaiser, these classes are for ages 14 to adults. In this three-week session, learn several ways to create a one-of-a-kind print, including how to manipulate ink directly on Plexiglass®, and run multiple prints over the same paper to create different combinations of designs. Bring sketches and/or reference material for the first session of each class. All basic materials are provided; advanced material recommendations come with instructions. All levels welcome; no experience necessary.  All techniques can be applied without advanced drawing skills. Class course is $75. 

Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 21 @ 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.

Nov
21
Thu
Gingerbread Polar Express Makes Stop at The Tremont House @ The Tremont House
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2370808969639100/?event_time_id=2370808976305766

“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.

Fiber Arts Workshop at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Every Thursday in December (5:30-7:30pm): Fiber Arts Studio – Explore the rich world of fiber art with local artist and fashion designer Rachael Montemayor. Make wearable art and décor from wool, silk, linen, driftwood, and repurposed materials using techniques like wet felting, weaving, crocheting, and knotting. Experimentation is encouraged; your work will be as unique and personal as your own ideas! As sessions go on, students will especially enjoy mixing techniques within a single item to add interest and texture, or incorporating unexpected elements that are recycled, found or deconstructed. A large supply of natural fibers and textiles are available during class. You may also purchase your own materials through the instructor or her recommended sources. This class is for ages 13 to adult. All levels welcome; no experience necessary. All Basic materials are provided; more advanced materials recommendations will be given in class. Cost is $25 per day and materials are provided. There are no classes in November.

Ghost Bus Tours @ Galveston Experience Company
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join a fun and totally cool tour with Galveston Ghost Tours! Several different tours are available:

Walking Historic Galveston Ghost Tour

This walking tour has been conducted since 2009, and no gravestone has been left unturned to bring Haunted Galveston’s history to you. Meet on the corner of Sealy Ave. and 23rd St.

Ghost Bus Tour – Seawall Departure

This is a 10-mile, approximately 60-minute tour of Galveston! You’ll hear from ghost eyewitnesses in their own words. Galveston is well known for its haunted history, and as you visit the Island, you’ll hear stories of hauntings and paranormal activity at locations nearly everywhere you go. For times, costs and such contact: info@GalvestonExperience.com, call (409)741-340, or go to galvestonexperience.com.

More in-depth stories can be heard on the Galveston Ghost Podcast at GalvestonGhostPodcast.com. The Galveston Ghost podcast brings you firsthand interviews in the words of the ghost eyewitnesses. Be sure to subscribe so you are notified when each new episode is released.

Schedules are available at galvestonexperience.com/calendar/.

Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 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.

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