Calling all gamers! The Galveston Island Esports Summit
will take place November 6 - 8, 2020, at the Galveston
Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Boulevard, loaded
with fun, games, and unique experiences.
Galveston’s only professional production house, Island East-End Theatre
Company is back with it’s 18th season opener! Performances both live and
streamed for Fully Committed by Becky Mode continue through October 10.
Fully Committed is a one-actor comedy starring local favorite Kevin Daugherty. He
will portray Sam, the reservations manager for an upscale Manhattan restaurant,
as well as 39 other character encountered by Sam during one long shift.
In preparation for the performance, the theatre is frequently deep cleaned,
disinfected, and sanitized. Only a select number of tickets will be sold for each live
performance during which masks and social distancing will be required.
“Lots of thought has been put into a way for ETC to keep creating live theatre
while keeping our staff, casts, crew, patrons, etc. safe,” says ETC Artistic Director
For the first time, ETC will also record the performances live. Tickets will be sold that direct purchasers to a link where the
performances will be broadcast.
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm through October 10. In addition, there will be one Sunday
matinee at 2:30pm on October 4. In-person tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens. Streamed tickets
are $30 each. Visit www.IslandETC.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Beaches aren't all Galveston has to offer. Local theater productions, contemporary art exhibits and other family events that always inspires.
Enjoy inspirational interiors, decorating and gardens from those that help shape Galveston Island style.
Where to find lunch, brunch, dinner covering casual to fine dining. These places are not afraid to try new things. Hope you're hungry.
The Grand 1894 Opera House invites you to join them for the 23rd annual
celebration of Galveston’s ARToberFEST from October 17 thru October 31, 2020
for a creative “vividly virtual” event. Participate from the comfort and safety of your
home, office, cabin in the woods or from the beach. Discover original works of fine
art in a fun, free and completely online atmosphere, where you can shop and engage
in an interactive celebration of the arts.
The Grand 1894 Opera House has long been a presenter of major performances, and they were honored to be asked to adopt ARToberFEST in order to continue its vital history. The Grand presents the annual event each year to raise awareness, build friendships and to benefit their educational programming at the theatre.
While their virtual event is free this year – they ask for your consideration of a donation in any amount, a portion of which will be dedicated to supporting a senior at Ball High School who will be pursuing an art discipline on the college level.
Those interested in making a donation can visit www.tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/donate.
In response to the ongoing fight against Covid-19, the City
of Galveston is now requiring all customers of public-serving
Galveston businesses to wear masks. This order is in effect thru
September 30, 2020.
The order requires commercial entities that provide goods or
services directly to the public to establish a health and safety
policy requiring face coverings for customers aged ten or older.
The face coverings should fully cover your nose and mouth. The
order does not apply to nonprofits and other noncommercial
operations that serve the public.
The portion of Galveston’s Strand Street between 20th and 25th Streets is called simply, “The Strand.”
presents a multi-part series on the history of the Galveston Fire Department.
Built after the Storm of 1900 to protect Galveston from future storms.
Histories of the incredibly rich past of the architecture in Galveston.