Saturday, May 12, 2018
- Toga Fun Run 5K/1K at Clear Lake Park – Throw on a Grecian toga, or your bed sheet, and run a 5K through Clear Lake Park at the seventh annual Toga Fun Fun. Stick around for a post-race party at the annual Greek Festival, presented by St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church. Registration starts at $35. 7am.
- 4th Annual Chalk Walk in Downtown Friendswood | FREE – Stroll down the sidewalks of downtown Friendswood and admire the artwork of more than 80 artists during the 4th annual Chalk Walk event. Presented by Art Friends of Downtown Friendswood, the Chalk Walk also offers shopping, raffles, and light refreshments. 8am to 2pm.
- Young Writers Workshop at Discovery Green | FREE – Bring your little aspiring writers to this free workshop, where they will learn the basics of storytelling and language skills. Led by the Houston Public Library, the weekly workshop takes place at Discovery Green. 10:30am to 11:30am.
- B-17 Thunderbird Birthday Celebration at Ellington Field – Celebrate the 73rd birthday of the B-17 Thunderbird with the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Field with face painting, balloon art, food samplings courtesy of Chik-Fil-A, and Nothing Bundt Cake. Prices vary. 11am to 1pm.
- The Market at Sawyer Yards | No Cover – Shop a curated selection of specialty foods, folk art, and artisan crafts during this market hosted by The Washington Avenue Arts District. 11am to 5pm.
- Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market | No Cover – Show your appreciation with the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for your mom this Mother’s Day after shopping the Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market. You’ll find a variety of artisan goods made by local merchants. 11am to 6pm.
- 3rd Annual Crawfish Cook-Off at Exit 73 Bar & Grill – Watch teams compete in a crawfish cook-off while indulging in all-you-can-eat mudbugs and listening to live music. Party-goers can also join a trash pong championship, enter raffle giveaways, or bring the kids for face-painting, snow cones, and bounce houses. Tickets start at $25. 11am to 6pm.
- TXFest 2018 at Hermann Square – Celebrate Texas with live music, Texas brews, food trucks, and a mechanical bull at Hermann Square’s TXFest. Hosted by Paul Wall, headliners include Stoney LaRue, Kalu and The Electric Joint, and Northern National. Tickets start at $10, but limited comped tickets (you only pay the ticketing fee) are available. Noon to midnight.
- Lynyrd Skynyrd in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Sing along to “Sweet Home Alabama” and other southern rock classics when Lynyrd Skynyrd takes the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $29.50. 6pm.
- Papa Roach in Concert at Revention Music Center – Jam out to songs by rock group Papa Roach when they stop in Houston for the Crooked Teeth Tour at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $38. 6pm.
- Lilies of the Field at A.D. Players – Follow the story of a traveling Army veteran who finds himself working for a group of German immigrant nuns in Lilies of the Field, presented by A.D. Players. Tickets start at $20. 7:30pm.
- H-Town Festival of Laughs at NRG Arena – Crack up when comedians Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Don DC Curry, and George Wallace take the mic at H-Town Festival of Laughs in NRG Arena. Tickets start at $52. 8pm.
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at The Ensemble Theatre – Discover the story of legendary blues singer Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at The Ensemble Theatre. Written by August Wilson, this play shares the triumphs and struggles of Ma Rainey as she records an album while dealing with race-fueled exploitation by white producers. Tickets start at $30. 8pm.
- Cars 3 Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Pack a blanket or lawn chair and head to Sugar Land Town Square for a free, outdoor screening of the Disney-Pixar animated film, Cars 3. 8:30pm to 10:15pm.
- The Late Show: Bathtub Full of Gin at Prohibition Supperclub – You’re in for a sexy, booze-filled evening when the Moonlight Dolls take the stage for this 1920’s show at Prohibition Supperclub. Tickets start at $20, but limited, discounted $10 tickets are available. 11:30pm.
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Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018
- Mothers Day at Hermann Park – Celebrate the mother in your life with a fun-filled morning in Hermann Park, offering breakfast on Pinewood Cafe, arts and crafts, and a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad. Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for kids under 12. 8:30am to 10am.
- CycloFemme at Houston Bicycle Museum | FREE – Bring your sisters, daughters, mothers, and friends to this all-female bike ride in celebration of Global Women’s Cycling Day. 8am.
- Drinkers with a Running Problem at B-52 Brewing | FREE – Work up a sweat as your run a 5K through B-52 Brewing’s nearby neighborhood, then cool off with a cold beer at the brewery. 11:30am.
- Mommie & Me Paint Party at Bisong Art Gallery – Get creative with Mom on Mother’s Day when Primary Paint Party hosts the Mommy & Me Paint Party at Bisong Art Gallery in Downtown’s Warehouse District. Tickets are $35 online at $45 at the door. There is a brunch class at 11:30am and a lunch class at 2pm.
- Eado Vintage Fest: 2nd Sundays | No Cover – Browse vintage clothing, antique furniture, decor, and handmade goods at this monthly festival in Eado. Noon to 6pm.
- Beer & Chocolate with Xocolla at Under the Radar – Get your hands on some local chocolate while you sip on local brews at Under the Radar Brewery. Cover charge at the door. Noon to 4pm.
- The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Stages Repertory Theatre – One of the most requested musicals in Stages Repertory Theatre history returns for the company’s 40th anniversary season. The show boasts tacky outfits, crude language, adultery, road kill, electrocution, and spray cheese. $25 to $68. 2:30pm.
- Preview: Daddy Long Legs at Main Street Theatre – See a musical performance based on the treasured novel, Daddy Long Legs, at Main Street Theatre. The two-person show follows a classic “rags-to-riches” love story of a bright young woman and her mysterious benefactor. Tickets start at $10. 3pm.
- DJ Night: Hi-Fashion Dub at Lil’ Danny Speedo’s Go Fly a Kite Lounge | No Cover – Party it up with rocksteady, dub, and dancehall music from Stewart of A Fistful of Soul at Lil’ Danny Speedo’s Go Fly a Kite Lounge in the East End. 4pm.
Dr. Dog in Concert at White Oak Music Hall | Sunday, May 13 – Check out the popular indie rock band, Dr. Dog, when they head to White Oak Music Hall in support of their new record, Critical Equation. Tickets start at $26, but you may find better or cheaper tickets on the TicketNetwork online market. 7pm.
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