Plan Your Weekend: April 30 to May 3, 2015

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 30 to Sunday, May 3, 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 foodie fests like The Texas Crawfish Fest in Old Town Spring and Dining Out For Life, to out of this world arts fest events like Star Wars Art Day, there’s something to keep everyone busy.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 3, 2015.

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

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  • Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Series at Minute Maid Park | Daily – Cheer the Astros on as they play their second game against the Mariners – this time as the home team at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $10, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the TicketNetwork or Ticket Monster resale markets. 7:10pm Thursday and Friday; 6:10pm Saturday; 1:10pm Sunday.
  • Latin Wave Film Festival at MFAH | Daily- See films from Latin American filmmakers and take part in intimate Q&As and conversations during the Latin Wave Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Kick the festival off with a Happy Hour at 6pm on Thursday. $10; $8 MFAH members, students and seniors. 7pm Thursday; 5pm Friday; 1pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Shop With Heart at Businesses Around Houston | Daily – 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.
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 at Jones Hall | Thursday, Friday and Sunday – 22 year old British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor along with German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl will make their debut with the Houston Symphony during this performance at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $25. 8pm Thursday and Friday; 2:30pm Sunday.
  • 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios | Friday and Saturday – The Boiling Point Players present a program the highlights sexuality, atom bombs and quiche in the mid-1950s. Additional performances and improv acts follow. $15; limited discounted $7.50 tickets available. 8pm both nights.
  • ComedySportz Houston in the Energy Corridor | Friday and Saturday – Catch an improv competition in the vein of Whose Line Is It Anyway? as comedians make up scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation. $18; comped and discounted $9 tickets available for a limited time. 8pm
  • 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.
  • Design Antique Show at the North Post Oak Event Center | Friday to Sunday – Outdoor market featuring antique furniture, art, decor, gifts, pieces for the garden and more from all periods. Enjoy music and grub from food trucks while you shop. $10 daily; $25 for first dash on Friday plus one day admission; free for children under 12. 5pm to 8pm Friday; 9am to 5pm Saturday; 9am to 4pm Sunday.
  • The Book of Murder at the Purple Box Theater in Friendswood | Friday to Sunday – After trying to extort money from his three ex-wives, writer Henry T. Aythecliff is murdered in this clever whodunit. $12; limited discounted $6 tickets available. 8pm Friday and Saturday; 3:30pm Sunday
  • Star Wars Art Festival at Summer Street Studios | Saturday and Sunday – May the Force be with you as you browse a selection of Star Wars-themed artwork by artists near and far, far away curated by Dandee Warhol. Check out items from a variety of vendors, listen to beats from DJs, enjoy complimentary beverages and nom on delicious food from local food trucks. Costumes encouraged. $5.25 two day entry; free for kids under 12. Noon to 6pm both days.
  • Keels & Wheels at Lakeway Yacht Club | Saturday and Sunday – Head to Seabrook to check out featured vintage wooden boats from Garwood and Hacker, and Packard and Mustang classic cars. $25 in advance; $35 at the gate; children 10 and under are free. 10am to 5pm Saturday; 9am to 4pm 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, May 1, 2015

  • Student Performance at Hermann Park | FREE – See students from Garfield Elementary School perform on Lake Plaza at Hermann Park. This event is part of the Student Performances in the Park Series. 11am.
  • Dance for a Cause at CityCentreBring a date or the family and dance for a cause with Life Time Athletic in the plaza at CityCentre. Cash and food donations are encouraged. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Film and Fashion St. Stephen’s Episcopal School at Discovery Green Join St. Stephen’s Episcopal School for a screening of a student film, a fashion show of recycled materials, dance and a photography exhibit. $10 suggested donation. 6pm to 10pm
  • Pop Shop Craft Workshop at TX/RX LabsTour TX/RX Labs, make a DIY terrarium, and enjoy craft cocktails during this beginner friendly craft workshop with Pop Shop. $42. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Intro to Improv Class at Station Theater | FREE – Try your hand at improv during this introductory class at Station Theater. First time students are invited to stay for the Supernova Armando show for free. All shows are BYOB. 7:30pm.
  • Elton John in Concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionGrammy, Academy and Tony Award-winning singer songwriter Elton John will take the stage at the Pavilion in The Woodlands to perform some of his biggest hits. First run tickets are sold out, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the TicketNetwork or Ticket Monster resale markets. 8pm.
  • Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas at BBVA Compass StadiumCheer the Houston Dynamo on to a home victory over the Sporting KC. Tickets start at $24. 8pm.
  • Bring Your Own Beamer at the Menil Collection | FREE – Filmmakers and videographers will bring their own beamer to the Menil Collection to project works onto the exterior of the museum. 8pm to 10pm.
Things to do on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015.