The Grand 1894 Opera House will present the 20th annual ARToberFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the city of Galveston’s Historic Downtown Cultural District on Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets.
The annual event showcases the work of a myriad of artists in a variety of mediums in a relaxed atmosphere nestled among a variety of antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants in and around the festival site.
The event will feature artist demonstrations, a children’s area, and the Galveston Farmers Market also will be on hand offering a variety of wares. Haak Winery also will provide special libations for adult attendees.
Live music will be performed by Wayne Holt and Red Eye Carl on Saturday and Sunday, and Double Take, featuring Jim Byrom and Jack Halpert on Saturday.
Admission is $5 per person; children 12 and younger will be admitted for free.
For information, contact Sarah Piel, firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-770-5066 or 800-821-1894.
FREE PARTY AT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
The Galveston County Museum is inviting everyone to its 1920s themed Party at the Courthouse from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at 722 Moody Ave. (21st Street) in Galveston.
The event will feature a live and silent auction, food, cocktails and music.
For information, visit www.GalvestonCountyMuseum.org or call 409-766-2340.
PARKER MCCOLLUM PERFORMANCE
Texas native and Austin-based singer/songwriter Parker McCollum will perform in our neck of the woods at 7 p.m. today at Big Texas Dance Hall, 803 E. NASA Road 1, Suite 140, in Webster.
McCollum will perform songs off his upcoming full length CD “Probably Wrong,” which will be available Nov. 10, as well as songs from his “Session One,” and “Session Two” EPs.
Tickets range in price from $10 to $15 and can be purchased at ticketfly.com.
FALL CAR SHOW
The League City Evening Lions Charities and Space City Cruisers will have its annual fall car show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3 N., in League City.
Registration will be from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. ($30 for cars and bikes).
The event will not only feature cool cars and bikes, but food, drinks, a raffle, arts and crafts and free youth games.
For information, visit www.spacecitycruisers.com or call 713-875-0172.
MUSIC, WINE AND BITES
The Music, Wine & Bites for Paws event will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Marketplace, 102 20th St., in Galveston.
The fundraising event, benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society, will feature live music by David Richardson, a wine tasting and light bites. A $10 donation per person is asked.
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TEXAS NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
The Texas New Music Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Bayou Theater at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
The ensemble, founded in 2013 by Chad Robinson, has commissioned five works, all from Houston-based composers. Saturday’s performance will feature four musicians — a flautist, violinist, cellist and clarinetist.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for UHCL students. To purchase, visit uhcl.edu/bayou-theater/events-tickets.
JOSHUA BELL SET TO PERFORM
Violinist Joshua Bell will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.
Bell’s career has spanned more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist (has recorded more than 40 CDs) and conductor.
For tickets, visit www.thegrand.com or call 800-821-1894.
TEXAS DANCE HALL TOUR
The Grammy Award-winning band Asleep at the Wheel will kick off its Texas Dance Hall Tour at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Thursday at the 1880 Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O, in Galveston.
The tour, presented by Central Market, also will feature musicians Dale Watson, The Derailers, Bruce and Kelly Robison, Jamie Lin Wilson and Amber Digby. Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel will be the hosts.
For tickets, visit www.texasdancehalltour.com or call 512-444-9885, Ext. 125.