If you like romance and comedy, here’s your chance to see the award-winning romantic comedy “The Rainmaker,” by N. Richard Nash at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.

The production will feature Teddy Maass as “Starbuck,” the charming, confidence trickster who seduces a plain young spinster, “Lizzy,” played by Brandi Kiekel.

Shows can be seen at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through March 31.

Directed by Mike Fabian, the talented cast including Sam Kee, Ethan Fox, Daniel Partida, Steven Eacret, and Fabian, as well, tells a story of love and a tale of hope.

The play, set in a drought-ridden town in the west during Depression-era America, has been translated into more than 40 languages, made into a movie starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn, and a Broadway musical, “110 In the Shade.”

For information and tickets, call 281-337-7469 or visit www.harbourtheater.com.


Have you ever wanted to be in the audience at a live recording? Well, here’s your chance.

7th Born Music will present Worship by the Water, which will be a live compilation recording featuring Stellar-nominated national recording artists at 6 p.m. Saturday at Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ at 2628 Ball Ave. in Galveston.

The gospel recording will feature the likes of Natalie Wilson, Shawn McLemore, Maurice Ross & The Voices, Kirisma Evans (she can sing!), Soulfruit, Cedric Ballard, Eva McCullar, Travis Taylor, and Ebony Coleman.

Admission is free, but offering will be taken. For information, call 973-420-3368.


The Galveston Arts Center will present a solo exhibition by Austin-based artist Brad Tucker opening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with an artist talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 2127 Strand St. in Galveston.

Tucker’s exhibition “Standard Tan,” which is in conjunction with ArtWalk, will be on display through June 2.

The exhibition includes a collection of wood, fabric, and painted sculptural objects that explore color, texture, and language. Often mimicking tools and utilitarian objects, his work plays with the loose ends of craftsmanship at the border between painting and sculpture.

There also will be other exhibits on display for your perusing pleasure.

For a complete list of artists, exhibits, and participants in Saturday’s ArtWalk, visit www.galvestonartscenter.org. Admission is free at all times.


The 10th annual Music Nite on The Strand festivities will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Saengerfest Park on the corner of 23rd and Strand streets in Galveston.

Rock band, Bare Necessity will perform Saturday. Future performers include Dem Roots (April 13); Fab Five (April 27); Sonic Seduction (May 11); John Evans Band (June 8); Sarah Grace and the Soul (July 13); Donovan Keith (Aug. 10); Fab Five (Sept. 14); and 30i (Oct. 12).

Admission is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.mitchellhistoricproperties.com or call 409-761-4111.


Tickets are still available for “Celtic Nights — Oceans of Hope,” which will debut at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston.

The two-hour musical production tells the story of hopes and dreams of a better place for one’s family to achieve liberty and freedom.

For tickets, visit www.thegrand.com or call 800-821-1894.


David Liebe Hart will be performing in a musical/comedy/puppet/variety show at 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Library at 904 Ave. M in Galveston.

Hart, best known for his roles in Adult Swim’s Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! TV show, is an outsider musician, actor and painter. I hear this is a show you don’t want to miss.

Tickets are $8 per person in advance, or $10 at the door. For ages 21 and older.

To purchase tickets and get more information, visit http://ArtByLiebeHart.com/tickets.


If you haven’t secured your tickets for the annual Spring Wine and Jazz Festival, sponsored by Martini Blu Jazz Café, you still have time.

The festival will be from noon to 10:30 p.m. March 16 through March 17, with a kickoff party set for March 15.

Tickets are $60 for March 16-17, and $20 for the kickoff party. VIP tickets are $75.

For the lineup and tickets, visit martinibluhouston.com or call 832-965-5580.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; angela.wilson@galvnews.com

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