Houston’s Weekender: What’s Happening In Your Community

HOUSTON, TX — What’s happening in your part of town this weekend? There is never a shortage of events going on in Houston and the surrounding communities, and that is especially true this weekend.

This weekend is chock full of festivals, concerts, sports and a lot more

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Here are a few events happening in your area:

Events on Friday:
Art Car Pinewood Derby| Saint Arnold Brewing Company-Houston| Friday 5-10 p.m.: Bring your handmade and hand-painted miniature art car and show it off. This second annual event is a prelude to the Houston Art Car Parade.

Memorial Park’s Friday Night Campfire| Friday 6-8 p.m.| Admission is Free| Bring a chair and some marshmallows, play lawn fishing and other outdoor games, and enjoy the spring weather.

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Julliard String Quartet: Discovery Green| Friday| Da Camera of Houston presents the return of the illustrious Juilliard String Quartet, performing on Friday, April 6, 2018, at 7:30 PM at Zilkha Hall,Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. This distinguished quartet opened Da Camera’s inaugural season in 1988, and returns to Da Camera’s chamber music series in celebration of the organization’s 30th anniversary. Tickets are $37.50

Events this weekend:
The 8th Annual Kemah Crawfish Festival| Friday-Sunday| Grab some mudbugs under the Kemah bridge this weekend and enjoy a bit of those awesome Cajun tunes while you’re at it Tickets.

The Houston Mac & Cheese Festival| Silver Street Studios in Houston| Saturday 1-4 p.m.| By far the cheesiest festival in the Bayou City. This debuted last year and this year is projected to be cheesier. More than 40 of Houston’s best restaurants will serve samples of their creative take on your favorite creamy snack, paired with libations, live music, local vendors, art and engaging activities. Tickets.

Moonshine Hill Trade Days| Humble, TX| Saturday and Sunday| This little shindig happens the first weekend of each month in Humble, and includes Crawfish – Vendors – Shopping- Kid Fun – New, Used, Antique & Handmade Items. Small Market but growing fast! Come on out and see what you can find! Support Small Businesses! Open 10-5 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival| Town Green Park| Saturday 10-5| More than 200 artists will be participating in this event. Tickets start at $15.

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Spring Arts Festival In Rosenberg| The Rosenberg Main Street Program is sponsoring the Spring Arts and Antiques Festival, happening in Historic Downtown Rosenberg on Saturday, April 7th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The festival will include a street fair with food trucks, vendor booths, puppet shows, live music and theatrical performances, magicians, jugglers, and acrobats, as well as fine arts and antiques. This year, the festival also includes a mini Czech Fest which will take place at the Third Street Art Park and feature music, performance art, and Czech foods.

Health Fest Houston| Discovery Green| Saturday 10-6| Learn more at this free community event about making healthy choices for a healthier you.

Houston Zydeco Fest| Bayou Event Center| Saturday 1-10| General Admission is $20| You won’t believe the fun you will have at this one day event. The music celebrates the heritage of Louisiana and east Texas with the sounds from a number of hot Zydeco artists. Bring your boogie shoes, y’all.

Heartmade Art Market|Main Street Square on Houston| Saturday 11-6| Heartmade Art Market returns to Main Street Square to raise money for Hoof Prints and Heart Beats, a local organization that offers free equine therapy to those with special needs. Visitors can shop handmade goods from more than 55 local vendors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for more information.

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First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights| Saturday 11-6| Lots of cool music and awesome art to browse or buy. There’s also food trucks onsite when you get hungry. No cover.

Texas Wine and Arts Festival| Spring| Sat-Sun| Held at the entrance of historic Old Town Spring Texas wineries will offer old favorites as well as new wines for sampling and purchasing. Talented Texas artists will showcase their creative art in photography, clothing, handmade jewelry, paintings, and crafts. You will also enjoy gourmet foods and sauces.

First Saturday Birding| Saturday, April 7 at 7:45 a.m.| Free: Join volunteer bird guides Al Barr for the final First Saturday Bird walk of the spring. This will be a great opportunity to view the wide variety of migratory birds that visit Jones Park each year. Ages 10 and up. Attendees should bring binoculars, water, and comfortable walking shoes.

2018 Nora’s Home "The Best is Yet to Come" Gala| Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the new luxury The Post Oak Hotel in Houston. The event will benefit Nora’s Home facility and programs that provide care, education, and support for transplant patients and their families. Nora’s Home for transplant patients and their families collaborates with many of the Texas Medical Center’s health care providers and hospitals to make Houston the national leader in caring for patients facing the unique challenges of end-stage organ disease and transplantation. For information on how to purchase sponsorship benefits and opportunities or for information on the raffle, please call Natalie Raymer at 832-831-3721, email gala@norashome.org or visit www.norashome.org.

Canoe Spring Creek |Saturday April 7 at 9 a.m. and Sunday April 8 at 1 p.m.| View Jones Park and the surrounding area from a new angle. Park staff and volunteers will lead attendees on a pair of leisurely trips down Spring Creek. Participants who would like a shorter trip should register for the Sunday trip. Ages 16 and up. Reservations required beginning Wednesday, March 28.

Tacos over Texas| Ninfas on Navigation| Sunday 1-4| Tickets| Que Bueno! The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund will hold its first fundraising event, Tacos Over Texas, in collaboration with El Tiempo Cantina and The Original Ninfa’s On Navigation. Chef’s from around the country will share their skills through a friendly competition. The challenge for our Celebrity Chef’s is to create a taco inspired by Mama Ninfa . We want to celebrate history and the transformation of Houston’s passion for multicultural food, by each chef adding their own unique flavors to their sample taco. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund which helps give back to education in Houston.

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16th Annual Run for the Roses at NRG Park| Lace up your runners and stretch out for this cool 5k run and help raise funds and awareness for brain cancer. Entry: $35 timed 5k; $30 non-timed 5k and 1k; $20 child (ages 3 to 12) timed 5k; $15 child non-timed 5k and 1k. 8am.

Second Sunday Pickers| Sunday, April 8 2-4| Free: Sing or strum along with the Second Sunday Pickers as they bring the Nature Center to life with acoustic music, including country-and-western, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Cajun, and blues. Visitors of all ages are welcome to listen, sing along, or bring an instrument to join in the fun.

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