Plan Your Weekend: April 23 to 26, 2015

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 26, 2015. [quote_box_right]

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It’s another packed weekend with fun and things to do across the greater Houston metro, from high profile concerts like Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga to outdoor film showings including Casablanca and The Lego Movie, there’s something to keep everyone busy.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26, 2015.

For more to look forward to in April, see our list of top 15 things to do in Houston April 2015.

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  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday and Friday | FREE – See a theatrical rendition of C.S. Lewis’ novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, put on by only two actors at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 11am, both days.
  • Futurevet Woof-Shop at the Children’s Museum of Houston | Thursday and Saturday – Learn the basics in pet healthcare while showing your children the joys and responsibilities that come with owning a pet during this interactive workshop at the Children’s Museum of Houston. 5:30pm to 6:30pm Thursday; 1pm to 2pm Saturday.
  • Godspell at The Music Box Theater | Thursday, Friday and Sunday – See this pop-rock reimagining of the Gospel of Matthew composed by Grammy and Oscar-winner Stephen Schwartz, best known for composing Wicked. $45; limited discounted $22.50 tickets available. 7:30pm Thursday and Friday; 2pm Sunday.
  • Houston Ballet Spring Showcase at the Wortham Center | Friday and Saturday – The annual Spring Showcase features dancers of the Houston Ballet Academy – at all skill levels – in a show on two different days at the Wortham Center. Tickets start at $41. 7pm Friday; 1:30pm Saturday.
  • Texas Crawfish and Music Festival in Old Town Spring | Friday to Sunday – Head to Spring for Cajun food, live music and a family-friendly atmosphere with carnival rides and games, a petting zoo, pony rides and exotic snakes. $2 Friday; $10 Saturday and Sunday. 6pm to Midnight Friday; Noon to Midnight Saturday; Noon to 6pm Sunday.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar at The Kaleidoscope | Friday to Sunday – This local production of the popular rock opera from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice retells the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. $40; limited $20 tickets available. 8pm Friday and Saturday; 7pm Sunday.
  • Alley Theatre presents Tristan & Yseult at the University of Houston | Friday and Sunday – See stunning acrobatics and high-flying drama in this modern re-telling of the legendary love triangle between a king, his enemy’s sister and a warrior. The aerial performance manages to work in the music of Bob Marley, Nick Cave, Irving Berlin and Richard Wagner. $36 to $66; limited discounted tickets available. Times vary.
  • Shop With Heart at Businesses Around Houston | Starts Friday – Purchase the Shop With Heart card and receive 20% off merchandise at participating retailers and a complimentary appetizer or dessert at participating restaurants through May 3. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Minimum donation of $40 for the card. Times and locations vary.
  • Ja-Ga Reggae Fest in Galveston | Saturday and Sunday – The Jamaica–Galveston Reggae Festival is back at Beach Central Park this year to be headlined by Third World, Sanchez and Jr. Reid. Play games, make arts and crafts, soak up the live music and don’t miss the Jamaican jerk cook-off competition. $20 in advance; $25 at the gate; $35 two-day pass in advance; free for children under 12.
  • Design Fair at Lawndale Art Center | Saturday and Sunday – Shop handmade goods from a curated selection of vendors during Design Fair. Items ranging from furniture to clothing, ceramics and metalworks will be available for purchase along with unique goods from Texas-based designers – which can be found in the Texas Co-Op. A preview party and sale will take place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday. $5. 10am to 5pm both days.
  • Voices of the Spirit at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday and Sunday | FREE – Celebrate the diverse faiths practiced in the city of Houston at the Voices of the Spirit concert at Asia Society Texas Center. Faiths including Hinduism, Christianity and Judaism, among others, will be represented. While this event is free, reservations are required and can be made by clicking here. 7:30pm Saturday; 3pm Sunday.
  • Activities inside the Loop from BigKidSmallCity | Daily – Find events, recommendations and family-friendly activities from our favorite Houston mom-in-the-know Jill Jarvis of BigKidSmallCity.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

  • Arbor Day at Memorial ParkVolunteer to plant trees in Memorial Park for Arbor Day. All day.
  • Little Art Adventures at MFAH Bring your child to discover the MFAH, create an art project and enjoy story time during this program designed for 3 to 5 year olds. Free with museum admission. 10:30am to 11:30am.
  • TEDx at the University of St. Thomas | FREE – Experience TEDTalks and speakers during this event aimed at sparking discussion and debate at the University of St. Thomas. While the TED Conference gives general guidance, TEDxUSTHouston is a self-organized event. Noon to 5pm.
  • Community Crawfish Boil at HMAACThe Houston Museum of African American Culture invites you to join their community crawfish boil featuring music, entertainment and vendors. $15 gets you 2 pounds of crawfish, corn, potatoes and a drink. 4pm to 8pm.
  • Evening in the Park Gala at Hermann ParkStroll along the reflection pool, dance and dine under the stars at Hermann Park during their annual fundraiser Evening in the Park. For more galas and events happening this season, click here. Tickets start at $500. 6:30pm.
  • Critical Mass Bike Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Bike through Downtown Houston during this monthly community ride with Critical Mass. 7pm.
  • James Bradley Book Signing at Brazos BookstoreHear from bestselling author James Bradley on his latest book The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia that follows the turbulent relationship between America and China beginning in the 19th century. $35 for a hardcover copy of the book. 7pm.
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in Concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionTony Bennett and Lady Gaga are heading to The Woodlands to perform songs from their Grammy Award-winning album Cheek To Cheek. Tickets start at $29.50 including ticket fees, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork or Ticket Monster’s resale sites. 8pm.
  • Friday Flicks on The Lawn: Pitch Perfect at GreenStreet | FREE – Sit back, relax and enjoy a screening of Pitch Perfect on a 32 foot screen while enjoying free popcorn, snacks and beverages. 8pm.
  • Made In Mexico: Otra Historia de Amor at Arena TheatreSee Made In Mexico: Otra Historia de Amor, the Spanish-language play that’s been selling out theaters across Mexico. Starring telenovela superstars Juan Ferrara and Socorro Bonilla, the heartfelt play brings a light-hearted approach to difficult topics like nostalgia, rootlessness and identity. Tickets range from $35 to $75; for a limited time, you can get seats normally priced at $67 for $33.75. 8:30pm.
Things to do on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2015.