If you’re wishing that you could get away to a mysterious island — without paying too much for it — then make sure you make plans to visit Moody Gardens, which is showing the 3D movie “Galapagos 3D” daily at 10:50 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. on Texas’ largest screen at 7 Hope Blvd. in Galveston.
“Galapagos 3D” is set in the remote volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean. Attendees will get to see giant half-ton tortoises, marine iguanas that spit sea salt, dance with tropical albatrosses and hunt fish with the colorful blue-footed boobies.
Tickets are $10.95 for adults and $8.95 for seniors and children.
Visit www.moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673.
Isle summer concerts debut Tuesday
Who doesn’t love a good concert? Especially free ones!
Well, for the 84th year, the Galveston Beach Band will present its annual Summer Band Concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sealy Gazebo behind Ashton Villa and directly in front of Rosenberg Library, 23rd Street and Sealy Avenue, in Galveston.
The concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 12.
And on July 3, the band will have its annual Patriotic Concert, which consists of a children’s flag parade.
For a complete guest list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready to ‘Rock the Dock’
For those of you on the mainland who like free concerts, too, you’re in luck, as well.
The annual Kemah Rock the Dock summer concerts, at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, will run through Aug. 28 on the Kemah Boardwalk.
The remainder of the concerts will feature Fal Skye (Thursday), Big Richard, Rat Ranch, LC Rocks, Vertigo, Eleventh Hour, Hamilton Loomis, Zack King, The Slags, Rat Ranch, Velcro Pygmies, Big Richard and The Nailers.
The bands will play a variety of classic rock, dance rock, ’80s rock and blues, just to name a few of the genres.
boardwalk.com or call 281-334-9880.
Movers and shapers
The Nia Cultural Center and Soul 2 Soul Café is inviting you to its Movers and Shapers Networking Mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 6 at the Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston.
The mixer, which welcomes newcomers, introduces community leaders and business owners, and highlights progressive organizations and community efforts, will introduce Freda Brown, the new executive director at St. Vincent’s House; Kenneth Smith, director of community development and health policy in the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities at the University of Texas Medical Branch; Marsja Stearns, a research associate at UTMB; Erica Adams, executive director of Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance; Quida Cook, owner of Soul 2 Soul Café; Kevin Cook, of STL Music Entertainment; and Rhodessia Boudreaux, a site coordinator of Communities of Schools of Galveston County.
Tickets are only $20 per person or $35 per couple and include dinner and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Nia’s Freedom School.
To RSVP, call 409-765-7086.
Garden and sacred places tour
Make sure you get your tickets for Keep Dickinson’s Beautiful Backyard Garden and Sacred Places Tour set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 in Dickinson.
The annual fundraiser will help support the organization in its efforts to beautify the Dickinson community.
The homes on the tour are at 13815 Holland Road, 713 Renaldo, 2706 Wilmington, 2918 48th St., 5113 Casa Grande, 5201 Calvert Lane and 4420 Missouri Ave.
Tickets and maps are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the Dickinson Historic Railroad Center, Crowder Deats Florists or by calling 281-534-4104.