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.
Beginning with my good friends Bill and Neva Schroder, leaders of Let’s Dance Inc., they are inviting dancers — young and old alike — to its “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” ballroom dance event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the ballroom at Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway, in League City. Tickets are $8 a person at the door. For information, call 417-838-2204.
On the island, there is a plethora of events to choose from such as the Tremont Jazz Series featuring Trio du Jour from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at The Tremont House, 2300 Mechanic St., in Galveston.
Admission is free and open to the public. Shows can be seen Fridays and Saturdays at the same time each weekend.
For information, call 409-763-0300.
Also on the island will be a performance by Michael Brim from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today at Stuttgarden Tavern, 2110 Strand St., in Galveston. Geoff Fish also will perform at the same time Saturday. For information, call 409-497-4972.
Then over at the Old Quarter Acoustic Café, the trio consisting of Shake Russell, Michael Hearne and Mike Roberts will be performing at 9 p.m. today at 413 20th St. in Galveston.
Russell will be performing songs off his latest CD “Love is Why” as well as songs from his “Songs on the Radio” album.
If you can’t make the show tonight, then make sure you catch husband and wife duo, Adam and Chris Carroll, based out of Austin, at their performance at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Old Quarter as well.
For information call 409-762-9199.
Winter Texans ... this is for you
This time of year Galveston Island hosts people from near and far — and in between — called Winter Texans.
Well, if y’all just so happen to be reading this column, I have the perfect event for you and everyone else too.
The Gulf Coast Naturalist Happy Hour event will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jimmy’s on the Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston.
Attendees are invited to come out and not only enjoy the happy hour festivities and the view, but they’ll also get to learn about all the natural treasures on and around the island as well.
For information, call 409-974-4383.
Kingdom Culture Experience
God’s Kingdom & Restoration Ministries will present its Kingdom Culture Experience as a part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at 4628 Ave. Q in Galveston.
Anyone who wants to showcase their talents, i.e., singing, Christian rap and/or spoken word, etc., is encouraged to participate.
The event also will feature Trae Crockett & The Kingdom Culture Family as well as other kingdom-minded lyrical giants.
Admission is $10 a person ages 11 and older.
For information email Latoya Mills, firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Wiesenthal’ is coming to The Grand
‘Wiesenthal,” will be performed by writer and actor Tom Dugan in a one-act, off-Broadway theatrical performance at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.
The true story, filled with humanity and humor, is based of the story of Simon Wiesenthal, who survived multiple concentration camps during World War II. He also received the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal from President Jimmy Carter and an Honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thegrand.com or by calling 800-821-1894.