Each year the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church puts on a huge party for all to enjoy, and this year is no different.

Its 34th annual Greek Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 — rain or shine — at 1824 Ball St. in Galveston.

Featuring authentic Greek food and wines, live dancing and entertainment, gifts and tours of the church, this is one event that you want to circle on your calendar.

A la carte food and drink items are priced individually. The complete dinner is $16 and a la carte food items and pastries range from $2 to $8. Advance dinner tickets will be available online through Tuesday.

For more information and tickets, visit www.galvestongreekfestival.com or call 409-762-7591.

Mercury set to p

erform tonight

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined will perform at 8 p.m. today in the school’s Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.

The orchestra will perform excerpts from Brahm and Mendelssohn.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students at the door. To purchase online, visit uhcl.edu/bayou-theater/events-tickets or call 281-283-2065.

Halloween movie nights

at Pleasure Pier

Children of all ages are welcome to attend Halloween Movie Nights at Pleasure Pier, which will be at 8 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28 at 2501 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston.

“Monster House,” “The Haunted Mansion,” “Hotel Transylvania,” and “Hocus Pocus,” will be shown respectively.

The pier also will host a full day of “spook-tacular” activities from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 for the entire family.

For information and tickets, visit www.pleasurepier.com or call 409-766-4950.

Out to Eat for Education

We all have to eat, right? So, why not eat “out” for a good cause? Well, you’ll have a chance to do just that Wednesday at various eateries across Galveston Island.

The Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation’s annual Out to Eat For Education event will take place during normal business hours Wednesday at participating restaurants. Each restaurant/business will donate a percentage of its sales to the foundation to help support students in the district.

To obtain a copy of the flier (you must have it in order for the foundation to get credit), visit www.galvestonedfoundation.org, or call Erin Yarbrough, 409-766-5156.

TCISD set to honor alumni

The Texas City Independent School District’s Foundation for the Future will have its 2017 Hall of Honor and Legacy Hall award banquet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City.

The annual event honors graduates from Texas City and La Marque high schools. This year’s honorees are Christopher Doyle, Matthew Deggs, Dr. Raul Mata Cruz and Maj. Steven Mount, from Texas City High School; and Dr. Robin Armstrong, Jeffery Banister, Michael Matranga and Dr. Martha Rac, from La Marque High School. The foundation also will recognize and honor Neal Mora, Marion Godeaux and Robin Reeves.

Tickets are $75 per person; and a table of eight is $750. Seating is limited.

For information and tickets, email dlaine@tcisd.org or call 409-916-0108.

‘Swan Lake’ comes

to Clear Lake

Opening up its 2017-18 season, “Raising the Barre,” the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will present its opening production, “Swan Lake” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Bayou Theater on the campus of the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.

The show also can be seen at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 2 p.m. Oct. 15.

Tickets can be purchased at www.bahbt.org or by calling 281-480-1617.

UnGala II Cabaret

set for Oct. 14

The UnGala II — Cabaret Au Lapin Agile-No Regrets Paris — will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.

This year’s event is dedicated in memory of George Black, who was a Galveston College regent.

Live entertainment will be provided by Music Box Theater-Houston, who will perform songs from the musical “Hamilton” and other American theatrical scores.

Only 200 tickets will be sold, so if you haven’t gotten yours yet, you’d better get a move on!

For tickets and information, call 409-944-1303, 409-944-1306 or 409-944-1362.

The Beach Boys

are coming back

The Beach Boys will be returning to The Grand 1894 Opera House for two performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston.

So, if you want to feel some “Good Vibrations” make sure you get your tickets ahead of time before they’re all gone!

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

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

Community News Editor

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