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MAY 5-7
Galveston Food & Wine Festival:
to look forward to during the Festival this
year is The Premium Wine Tasting and
Pairing on Friday, May 5 from 6-8pm, The
Grand Tasting on Saturday, May 6 from
1-5pm, and the Post Event: Champagne
Brunch at Hotel Galvez on Sunday, May 7.
Held at the Galveston Island Convention
Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd. For more
details call 409.770.0999 or visit
Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races:
Stuttgarden Tavern is hosting the First
Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races
benefiting the Galveston Island Humane
Society. Open to all friendly dogs under
20 lbs. Registration from 4-6pm. First
race at 6:30pm. Fee is $25 and includes
a t-shirt (while they last). No charge to
watch and have fun. Held at Stuttgarden
Tavern, 2110 Strand.
MAY 6-7, 13-14
Galveston Historic Homes Tour:
43rd annual Homes Tour opens the doors
to numerous, privately owned, historic
island homes May 6-7 and May 13-14.
This year’s tour also hosts numerous
special events and spotlights new island
construction with specially selected
additional homes both weekends. Held
at locations throughout Galveston.
For tickets visit
Satori Annual BBQ & Silent Auction:
3-7pm. Satori Elementary School will
host its annual BBQ & Silent Auction that
features great food, live music, open bar,
face painting, outdoor games and silent
auction. Tickets are $20 each or family
of four for $60. Held at Garden Verein,
2704 Avenue O. For more details call
Movie Nite on The Strand:
Featured this month is
Rogue One: A Star
Wars Story
. The Rebel Alliance makes
a risky move to steal the plans for the
Death Star, setting up the epic saga to
Grab your chairs, blankets and
pillows, and head downtown for a family-
friendly movie under the stars. Movie
begins at dusk. Held at Saengerfest Park,
located at the corner of 23rd and Strand.
a wildly entertaining evening where
Performance Art, Music, Song, Dance,
and Bunraku Puppetry come together on
one stage. Held at The Grand 1894 Opera
House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800.821.1894
MAY 12-27
“The Foreigner”:
8pm. Presented by
Island ETC, this uproariously funny
family friendly comedy is about a
pathologically shy young man who is
overcome with fear at the thought of
making conversation with strangers.
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday evenings at 8pm. There will be
two Sunday matinees on May 14 and
May 21 at 2:30pm. Held at ETC Theatre,
2317 Mechanic. Tickets from $25. For
tickets visit 409.762.3556
MAY 13
Ocean Star Discover Family Day:
The theme for May is This Cycle
Discover how hydrocarbons are
formed from the various processes within
every layer of the Earth, and how certain
rocks tell geologists where to look for oil
and natural gas. Moving through areas
like the soil, volcanoes, and bodies of
water, pretend you are a rock on your
own special journey through the rock
cycle. Create a comic strip of your rocky
story, or learn about the ABCs of rocks
and fossils. Held at Ocean Star Offshore
Drilling Rig Museum, 1900 Harborside Dr.
Children 18 and under free, with paying
chaperone. 409.766.7827
Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cook-off:
5pm. This competition allows backyard
chefs, sportsmen and women, and
outdoor enthusiasts to show off their
culinary skills and enjoy some good old
fashioned fun, fellowship, great food and
live music. The Kid’s Area opens at noon
and includes moonwalks, arts and crafts,
face painting, and Pets on Wheels. Held
along Pier 21, 21st & Harborside Dr. For
more details call 409.256.9170. Free
Geocaching 101:
Learn how to
find hidden treasure within the park and
around the globe with this short, activity-
based program about geocaching.
The one hour program consists of
games, activities, and short hike. Held
at Galveston Island State Park Nature
Center, 14901 FM 3005. Park Fee is $5,
free to anyone under 13 years.
Music Night on The Strand:
This free concert features Heights Funk
Collective who will be playing a mix of
funk rock . Grab your chairs and blankets.
Held at the corner of 23rd and Strand at
Saengerfest Park. Free
Arlo Guthrie:
8pm. Following his sold-
out Grand debut in 2015, Guthrie
makes his triumphant return to with the
Shenandoah Band to relive those classic,
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