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GALVESTON MONTHLY |
AUGUST 2017
Book Signings at Galveston Bookshop
This August, Galveston Bookshop will host two book signings
with local area authors.
On Saturday, August 12 from 2pm-4pm, Philip McBride will
be on site with his historic Civil War Novel,
Tangled Honor
.
Drawing on the actual experiences of Capt. J. J. McBride of
Galveston, who is the author’s ancestor, the action, military
Companies, and timelines depicted in
Tangled Honor
are
all based substantially on history and this officer’s record of
service.
On Saturday, August 26 from 3pm-5pm, meet Houston
author Elliott Turner and pick up his debut novel,
The Night of
the Virgin
. A freelance journalist, Turner has covered sports,
politics, and culture in publications such as
The Guardian
,
VICE Sports
,
Howler Magazine
,
The Blizzard
, and others.
The Night of the Virgin
is told in four parts of varying style
and points of view, providing a pulsating look at the Mexican-
American community’s struggles with poverty, alcoholism,
and infidelity. Through the story of a brash young man who
matures into a loving father, the book addresses the topics of
identity and acceptance, hatred and love.
U.S. Navy Band to Perform Free Concert
at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Galveston will be just one of 14 cities in a four-state region
to host a special performance by the United States Navy
Band during their 2017 tour. One of the signature outreach
programs of the U.S. Navy, the United States Navy Band
Cruisers will present a concert at The Grand 1894 Opera
House, Sunday, August 6 at 3pm. Admission is free and the
concert is open to the public.
As the U.S. Navy’s premier popular music group, the Cruisers
will showcase eight of their most dynamic performers. Their
versatility provides the group the capability to play multiple
genres of music ranging from rhythm and blues, pop and
classic rock, to adult contemporary and jazz standards, as
well as original selections. This elite group has engaged and
excited audiences of all ages throughout the U.S. and abroad
with world-class musicianship and high-energy, fun-filled
performances.
For more information about this concert and other upcoming
performances scheduled at The Grand, call 800.821.1894 or
409.765.1894, or visit on line at www.TheGrand.com.
Island East-End Theatre Company is pleased
to announce their 15
th
season opener,
DISASTER!
, a new musical by Seth Rudetsky
and Jack Plotnick. Earthquakes, tidal waves,
infernos, and the unforgettable songs of
the 70s take center stage in this homage to
classic disaster films.
The year is 1979. All the hottest New York
City A-Listers are putting on their platform
shoes and polyester disco shirts and heading
to the grand opening of Manhattan’s first
floating casino and discotheque. Little
do they know that the pier built to
house the huge boat was drilled into
the center of a dangerous and unstable
fault line.
DISASTER!
spoofs some of the most
famous and memorable disaster films
of the 1970s including
The Poseidon
Adventure, The Towering Inferno
, and
Earthquake
. The musical also features
many favorite songs from the 70s
Island ETC Spoofs the 70s in New Musical
Disaster!
Texas Country Concert Series at Pleasure Pier
Live country music every Thursday night!
Break out the old cowboy boots and get your boot scootin’
boogie at the Pleasure Pier Texas Country Concert Series
every Thursday night from 5pm-9pm through August 24.
All concerts are free and open to the public.
The line-up for August includes Zach Strokes (August 3),
Kirk Baxley (August 10), Chad Ware (August 17), and Landon
Bullard and the Mostly Sober (August 24).
Situated on Seawall Boulevard, the Pleasure Pier extends
1,130 feet over the Gulf of Mexico and is comprised of Texas’
first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. as well as family-oriented
attractions, including 16 rides, 11 midway games, and a wide
selection of food venues and retail shops.
Pleasure Pier is located at 2510 Seawall Boulevard. For
additional information please call 409.766.4950 or visit
www.PleasurePier.com.
including “Hot Stuff,” “I AmWoman,” “Knock
on Wood,” “Daybreak,” “Hooked on a Feeling,”
and many more.
This rip-roarious musical runs through August
19 at Island ETC, 2317 Mechanic. Performances
are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings
at 8pm, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30pm on
August 6. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25
for students and senior citizens, and may be
purchased by visiting www.IslandETC.org or by
calling the box office at 409.762.3556.
Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd Street.
Contact 409.750.8200, oleandercity@yahoo.com, or
www.GalvestonBookshop.com for more information.
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