If you’ve always wanted to learn about engineering marvels — big and small — then I have the perfect event just for you!
The Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Visitor Center lobby at Moody Gardens, 7 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.
The hands-on activity driven event will showcase human ingenuity and innovation, and also will feature Bricks for Kidz, who will be on site with a hands-on display of LEGO bricks that children can build with as part of creative play. Guests also will get to experiment with the LEGO Spin Art Machine and create unique spin art they can take home with them.
Students from Ball High School and Clear Creek High School also will be there showing off their skills.
For information, visit www.moodygardens.org/dreambig3d.
AT MOD COFFEEHOUSE
Mod Coffeehouse doesn’t just serve a good cup of coffee — live music is a mainstay there, as well.
So, if you feel like venturing out in downtown Galveston, there will be two live musical events from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday at 2126 Postoffice St. in Galveston.
Joe Premo, who plays the guitar, will perform today, and Brightwire, a family trio, will perform Saturday.
Both shows are free and open to the public; however, tips will be accepted.
For information, visit modcoffeehouse.com or call 409-692-6929.
HAHN SET TO PERFORM
Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn will join The Houston Symphony to salute Leonard Bernstein’s legacy at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St., in Houston.
This will be your last chance to catch the orchestra’s last subscription concert in Houston before they embark on an eight-city tour throughout Europe.
Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra in incredible masterworks that will be performed in the tour including Bernstein’s lyrical “Serenade for Violin” featuring Hahn in celebration of the 100th birthday of this legendary conductor, composer and musical ambassador.
Also on the program is Dvořák’s “The Noon Witch,” which tells the story of the Slavic mythological noon demon based on a poem by Karel Jaromir. A power-packed concert weekend ends with Shostakovich’s monumental, thunderous “Fifth Symphony.”
For tickets and information, call 713-224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org.
PORSCHE CAR SHOW
If you love cars, particularly Porsches, then make sure you clear your calendar to attend the Lone Star Region of the Porsche Club of America’s 2018 Concours d’Elegance show from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Kemah Boardwalk, 2155 Kipp Ave., in Kemah.
During the event, visitors can chat with car owners and peruse Porsches from over the years. At noon, the winners will be announced and there will be a raffle at the end.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For information, visit www.kemahboardwalk.com or call 281-535-8100.
Each year, University of Texas Medical Branch medical students, who work at St. Vincent’s House Clinic, put on a live music concert and silent auction to help raise money for those less fortunate in our area.
This year’s St. Vincent’s Benefit Concert, which will feature local talent, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.
Tickets are only $10 per person, and can be purchased by visiting stvsc.org.
JERRY JEFF WALKER
Jerry Jeff Walker — a Grand favorite — will perform in concert at 8 p.m. March 2 at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.
Walker, who was originally supposed to perform in December 2017, has been long associated as one of the Lone Star state’s most popular musical ambassadors. His annual return to The Grand will include a special combination of spirited melodies, ballads, and storytelling.
Single tickets are still available, and can be purchased by visiting www.thegrand.com or by calling 800-821-1894.