Gulf Coast & South Texas entertainment

Theater in Galveston

Grand 1894 Opera House

The beautifully restored 1894 Opera House well illustrates Galveston’s turn-of-the-20th-century culture and wealth. Popular concerts, broadway shows and humorous theatrical productions are still staged here. On days…
Baseball in Corpus Christi

Whataburger Field

Corpus Christi's minor league baseball team, the Hooks, are a AA affiliate of the Houston Astros. Games at Whataburger Field are fun-filled family affairs, many picnic take place on the lawns overlooking the outfiel…
Performing Arts in McAllen

Cine El Rey

An anchor of the 17th St nightlife district, the historic Cine El Rey has transitioned from from the Spanish-language films of the past to genre-crossing live music and stand-up comedy.
Theater in Galveston

Pier 21 Theater

The pirate life of Jean Lafitte and Galveston's diverse immigration history are the subject of two of the interestingly informative films shown here on a rotating hourly schedule. The third, the Great Storm, is the …
Venue in South Padre Island

SPI Convention Center

This convention center hosts South Padre's big events, and the boardwalk out back takes visitors into the same stretch of wetlands as the Birding Center next door.
Concert Venue in Corpus Christi

Selena Auditorium

Named after the city's favorite daughter (though also branded as the American Bank Center), this venue still hosts occasional music and dance performances.