The inaugural Galveston Bay Songwriters Festival will kick off Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at various venues in Kemah, San Leon and Seabrook.
Radney Foster and David Lee Murphy will be the headliners.
The festival’s proceeds will now be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.
For detailed information and ticket prices, visit galvestonbaysongwriters.com or call Jill McGuckin, 512-217-9404.
Harvey relief benefit concert
Jack Worthington, a runner-up on the sixth season of “The Voice,” will perform live in concert from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Associated Credit Union of Texas, 1095 League City Parkway, in League City.
The community is invited to come out and enjoy the free concert, which will be accepting donations for the Harvey Relief Fund created to support area first responders.
Worthington will perform a 120-minute set at the concert, so get there early and help those in need.
For information, contact Cathie Woitena, firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-476-3520.
Mustang Comedy Cabaret Follies
The Friendswood High School Theatre Dept. will kick off its 2017-18 season with the Comedy Improv Troupe presenting “Mustang Follies.”
The show can be seen at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. today and Saturday in the school’s studio theater at 702 Greenbriar Avenue in Friendswood.
John Murray, Andrea Beasley, J.C. Mills, Garrett McGregor, Jake Henkels, Kenzi Weddel, Kennedy Freyer, Cole Kirkpatrick, Maren Hamilton, Eric Jensen, Jacob Vegas, Maddie Walker and Fedor Aglyamov will be the featured actors.
Tickets are $10 per person at the door. For information, call 281-996-6516.
‘Friendswood Strong’ benefit concert
The city of Friendswood will present a benefit concert, “Friendswood Strong,” featuring music by Funksion, at 3 p.m. Saturday at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, in Friendswood.
Also set to perform will be Aric Harding, who gained notoriety in a video showing him playing the piano in knee-deep floodwaters following Hurricane Harvey.
There also will be several food trucks on hand, children activities, T-shirts for sale, and more.
Keep Friendswood Beautiful also will have its “Fall Sweep” at 8 a.m. Saturday in Stevenson Park.
Craft Beer Festival
The Craft Beer Festival will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., in Kemah.
The festival will feature over 72 handcrafted beers from 24 craft breweries, as well as live entertainment by The Spazmatics from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Midnight Release will perform from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets are $44.95 today, $49.95 the day of, and $39.95 for Landry’s Select Club Members and military.
To purchase tickets and get more information, visit www.kemahbeerfest.com or call 281-535-8100.
Also on the boardwalk will be the “Chowder Challenge,” where guests are invited to go head-to-head in the soup competition, which will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Marina pool and palapa areas.
Participants are encouraged to take their favorite recipes for clam, minorcan, corn or conch chowder to compete for awards, prizes and bragging rights. For information, call 281-334-2284.
Harvey fundraiser event for Island ETC
Artists from the Houston fringe theater community, in partnership with the Sound Bar, will come together to help raise funds for the Island East-End Theatre Co., which suffered tremendous damage due to Hurricane Harvey.
Pitch Me This Productions will present its PMT Pop Up: 70s Cabaret production at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Sound Bar, 2411 Mechanic St., in Galveston.
The show will feature the PMT Band playing all the hits from the 70s.
Tickets are available at pitchmethis.com on a “pay what you can” basis. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward Island ETC.
For information, call Eduardo Guzman, 832-860-1313.
‘An Evening at The Bryan’
The Bryan Museum will have its fundraising gala, “An Evening at The Bryan,” from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 30 at 1315 21st St. in Galveston.
The “Casino Night Balinese Style” themed gala will feature a cocktail party preview of prizes, gourmet dinner stations, casino gambling, raffles, and a musical performance by Grammy-winning artist Lyle Lovett.
The gala also will present its inaugural Buck ‘n Ball Award to the Honorable James A. Baker III.
For tickets and information, visit https://gala.thebryanmuseum.org/tables-and-tickets or call 409-220-3223.