The good folks over at Mod Coffeehouse, 2126 Postoffice St., is serving up more than a good cup of coffee in downtown Galveston.

Each weekend throughout the month of March, there will be live music performances from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. by a variety of local bands to put you in a good mood for the weekend.

Folk singer Tommy Lewis, who was raised in Alvin, will be performing tonight, and Brandon Williams will perform Saturday.

Lewis will be playing songs from his newest EP “Winding,” which was produced by award-winning singer and songwriter Chad Elliott.

Admission is free and open to the public, but tips are welcomed.

Rounding out the month will be The Spinning Game band (March 16), Christie Glaser (March 17), Paper Sparrow (March 23), Anitra Jay (March 24), Catherine Stroud (March 30), and Brent & Kate (March 31).

For information, contact Lauren Eddy, or 409-765-5659.


The Zach Tate Band will be making another appearance on the island at 5 p.m. today at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier at 2501 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston.

Tickets range in price from $10 to $20, and can be purchased by visiting

For information on the band, visit or call 281-881-5256.


Playwright Ernest Thompson’s “On Golden Pond” production can be seen at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

The lighthearted and deeply moving production tells the story of a retired professor and his wife whose annual trip to the solitude of their summer vacation home is interrupted when their adult daughter Chelsea arrives with her fiancé and his teenage son, Billy. After leaving Billy behind to bond with her father, Chelsea returns, attempting to repair the long-strained relationship with her aging dad before it’s too late. Something deep and profound resonates through the events that unfold in this American masterpiece, so get your tickets today!

For tickets and information, visit or call 800-821-1894.



Gina Spagnola will be honored as the recipient of the prestigious 27th annual Leonora Kempner Thompson Community Enrichment Award at 7 p.m. March 17 at The Grand 1894 Opera House.

The event will include a cocktail reception, dinner on stage, and an award presentation.

The Community Enrichment Award originated from a desire on the part of the trustees of the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund to honor Leonora Kempner (Nonie) Thompson on the occasion of her retirement as chairman of the board of trustees of the Kempner Fund. She had served on the board as a trustee and secretary/treasurer for 34 years and then for four years as chairman, succeeding her brother, Harris L. Kempner.

In 1992, The Grand’s board of directors chose to establish an annual event to honor an individual or individuals who had contributed to the enrichment of the community in the spirit of Thompson. They voted to name the annual award in her honor and selected her as the first recipient.

Spagnola has served as president of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2003. Currently, she serves on numerous local boards and committees and also is the county director for Lemonade Day Galveston County.

This black tie event is open to the public. To request an invitation, purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-821-1894.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;

Angela Wilson is the community news editor for The Daily News.

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