The Galveston Arts Center will have its rescheduled ArtWalk event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at various galleries across the island, as well as at its location, 2127 Strand St., in Galveston.

ArtWalk is an opportunity for the public to support artists locally and throughout the region, visit local shops, eat at local restaurants, drink at downtown bars, and purchase some art from the galleries.

The center will present three exhibitions by artists Bradley Kerl, Angel Oloshove and Christopher Cascio, whose exhibitions will remain on display through Oct. 8.

There also will be an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the center.

For a complete list of all participants, visit or call 409-763-2403, Ext. 1003.

Music Nite on The Strand

Music Nite on The Strand will present The Fab 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Saengerfest Park, 23rd and Strand streets, in Galveston.

Produced by U.S. Backline, the band is a Beatles tribute band based in Houston which began in 1990. The Fab 5 performs some of the greatest hits of The Beatles and the pop beat music of the 60s and 70s.

The band also has shared the stage with national acts such as Billy Gibbons, Motley Crue, The Beach Boys, The Temptations and more.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For information, call 512-371-1897.

Jazz trumpeter set to perform

Local jazz trumpeter Sparky Koerner will be the featured musician at the Houston Symphony League Bay Area’s meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road, in Nassau Bay.

A social will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Koerner has been the principal trumpet since 1980 for the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, and he’s also a professor of trumpet and chairman of the Fine Arts Dept. at College of the Mainland. He also lead’s Sparky’s Jazz Express and the Galvanized Brass.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For information, call 281-954-6317.

End of Summer Shrimptacular

Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s annual Shrimp Boil and Dance, which will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City.

Live entertainment also will be provided from the Pee Wee Bowen Band and DJ Steve Cavazos will entertain the crowd as well.

Tickets, which are $25 per person, are available at any Texas First Bank locations in Texas City, or at Mainland Tool Rentals, 2830 Texas Ave., in Texas City.

To purchase them online, visit or stop by the chamber’s office, 9702 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, in Texas City.

So long, farewell ...

Ronnie Milsap’s Farewell Tour will stop in our neck of the woods for two performances at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 and 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

Milsap, a true music legend and icon, will perform some of his 40 No. 1 hits, which spawned six Grammy Awards, 12 County Music Association Awards — including “Entertainer of the Year” and “Male Vocalist of the Year.”

Don’t miss this last opportunity to see this amazing performer and his highly energized show at The Grand.

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

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;

Community News Editor

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