The second weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston kicks off tonight with two country music superstars performing in the Entertainment District in downtown Galveston.
Zombie movies are a dime a dozen these days, but this British production offers something slightly off the beaten path. Mike Carey’s novel and screenplay takes ideas from superhero films like “X-Men” and expects the audience to already know quite a bit of zombie history from other films.
Robert Earl Keen, pioneer of Americana music and a living legend to many, will be trekking back to the island for a special performance — Mardi Gras style.
The Galveston Historical Foundation is inviting you and me to a night of food, fun, music and frivolity as it gears up for its Mardi Gras kickoff with its “Menardi Gras Celebration” at 7 p.m. today at the Michel B. Menard House — which just happens to be the island’s oldest residence — at 16…
The biggest sporting event in the world will take place Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston. However, before those festivities start, there’s a chance for you to get your praise on in a “super” way when the NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration kicks off Super Bowl LI with a star-studded…
Super Bowl LI’s top-billed musical performers, pop music icon Lady Gaga and country music star Luke Bryan, fielded a variety of questions Wednesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Silambam Dance Co. will present “Maya — A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic Scottish Rite Cathedral, 2128 Church St., in Galveston.
Super Bowl LI halftime show performer Lady Gaga and National Anthem singer Luke Bryan met with the media on Thursday to discuss their upcoming performances at the big game on Sunday.
Most people like attending theater productions and movies to escape the reality of their everyday lives. The Broadway musical “Pippin,” presented by the National Touring Co., will allow you to do just that in two spectacular performances.
Swedish director Lasse Hallström has made a career out of hit-or-miss feature films. One minute he has delivered Golden Globe nominated “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” an international romantic comedy.
The Oak Ridge Boys will be back on the island with performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.
The eighth annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest will kick off with a Night Party from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Yaga’s Café, 2314 Strand St., in Galveston.
Charlie & The Regrets will be performing its robust and eclectic collection of bohemian-infused honky-tonk music at 8:30 p.m. today at the Old Quarter Acoustic Café, 413 20th St., in Galveston.
This weekend, there is a plethora of Martin Luther King Jr. events to help celebrate the national holiday, which will be observed Monday across the nation and Galveston County.
Students and staff in the visual and performing arts departments across Clear Creek Independent School District will come together for the district’s second annual performance of the Choral Masterworks Concert set for 5 p.m. Saturday at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, in …
Not the movie itself, but what director Peter Berg, and in part Mark Wahlberg, are doing feels exploitative, taking tragedies and turning a profit. That being said, “Patriots Day” (opening months after their Deepwater Horizon collaboration) showcases what Berg and his team does best, deliver…
In his first film since Oscar-nominated “The Impossible,” (coincidentally my favorite movie of 2012), J.A. Bayona continues his theme on suffering. Using mixed media of CGI characters, watercolor animation and live action, “A Monster Calls” is an emotional journey, perhaps even a tool for yo…
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s pops concert Sunday will include a performance by a Mariachi band. The symphony’s music director, Trond Saeverud, talked about the program.
The centuries-old tradition, The Twelfth Night of Christmas, will be celebrated with wassail, king cake and holiday tunes by the Galveston College Community Chorale at 7 p.m. at the historic Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston.
Now that the holidays are out of the way and cooler weather is in the forecast, things are tending to slow down a little bit as far as big events are concerned. However, there still are a wide array of events that you should be made aware of.
Twist, turns, comedy and drama abound in Bay Area Harbour Playhouse's comedic thriller "Let's Murder Marsha," which debuts at 8 p.m. Jan. 6 at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will begin 2017 with a pops concert. Music Director Trond Saeverud talked about the program, the orchestra and the ongoing season.
Following his 2014 indie “St. Vincent”, writer/director Theodore Melfi delivers one of 2016’s most heartwarming and rousing true stories. If Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) does snag her second Oscar nomination, along with presumed nominees from “Fences” and “Moonlig…
For those of you who celebrate Kwanzaa, or always wanted to, make sure you clear your schedule to attend the Nia Cultural Center’s annual Kwanzaa celebration at 6 p.m. today at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston.
Although most of us are preparing to celebrate Christmas this weekend, it’s not too late — or early — to start making plans to celebrate the end of the year with the hope and promise of a new one on the horizon.
What Christmas holiday season would be complete without presentations of “The Nutcracker?” Well, you’re in luck if you haven’t gotten a chance to see the holiday classic.
The controversial gamble to move the Critics Choice Awards from January to early December paid off big time this past Sunday. More stars, bigger excitement and the voting body of the Broadcast Film Critics Association had the distinction of being the first major award show this season.
Texas-based country singer and songwriter, Stoney LaRue will be performing at 8 p.m. today at Big Texas Dance Hall and Saloon, 803 NASA Road 1, in Webster.
Texas City native Kenneth "Bubba Luv" Martins II released his long anticipated CD "Long Time Coming" Nov. 18. Martins II has been rapping since 1995 when he was a freshman at La Marque High School.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Along with the cooler weather, holiday décor and good cheer, here are a few events that you should add to your holiday calendars:
Kicking off the 43rd annual Dickens on The Strand festivities will be the "Grand Strand Soiree" set to make its Dickens debut at 6:30 p.m. today at the Garten Verein at Kempner Park, 2704 Ave. O, in Galveston.
"A Christmas Carol" can be seen at 8 p.m. today at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston. For tickets, visit www.thegrand.com or call 800-821-1894.
Each year, the good folks in the Front Door Social and Charity Club sponsors its annual Christmas Toy and Food Drive Fundraiser, which raises moneys and accepts toy donations for those less fortunate in Galveston County.
With Thanksgiving out of the way — it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Galveston County. Each year there is a plethora of holiday events to get you in the mood, but one organization, which boasts of being the “first to do it,” presents its gift to the entire community — for free.
The second annual Magical Winter Lights holiday event kicks off today through Jan. 8 at Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004.
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel is hosting its annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at 2024 Seawall Blvd.
The Island East End Theater is inviting you to come ring in the holidays with them as they present the “Winter Wonderettes” at 8 p.m. today at 2317 Mechanic St. in Galveston.
Author and first time screenwriter, J.K. Rowling says “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” isn’t a prequel to her Harry Potter story, but I think fans will beg to differ when they get goose bumps from hearing names like Dumbledore, Strange and Grindelwald.
Well, it’s that time of year again. Get ready to hear sleigh bells and cash registers ringing, holiday tunes everywhere, Christmas trees and decorations, and an island holiday tradition that “officially” kicks off the holiday season around these parts.