Top 10 Things for Kids in Houston This Week: April 29 to May 5, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 10 things to do with kids in Houston from Monday, April 29 to Sunday, May 5, 2019. 

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  • Beauty and the Beast Children’s Performance at Miller Outdoor Theater | Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 | FREE – See a tale as old as time with a performance of Beauty and the Beast at Miller Outdoor Theater. Bring blankets, chairs, and snacks as you follow Belle through this enchanting tale of love and happiness complete with stunning costumes and magical music. Seating is first-come, first-serve and the show goes on rain or shine. 11am.
  • Story Time at CAP Animal Shelter | Thursday, May 2 | FREE – Teach your child the importance of reading and helping shelter pets grow more comfortable around people. Your child is invited to read aloud to a furry friend for 15 minutes at the shelter. Animal-loving, school-age children ages 6 and older can enjoy this experience. 4pm.
  • 65th Annual League City Music Festival and BBQ Cook-Off at Walter Hall Park | Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5 – Be part of this annual festival that brings friends and families together for live music, good food, and lots of fun at Walter Hall Park. There will be plenty of music and memories to be made this weekend. $15. Times vary.
  • A Celebration of Reading at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Thursday, May 2 – Hear from best-selling authors and other literary guests while raising funds to benefit the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy at the 25th annual Celebration of Reading. Tickets are $100. 6:30pm.
  • Houston Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa | Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 – Celebrate Polish culture at this family-friendly, 3-day Houston Polish Festival at the Polish Roman Catholic Church Our Lady of Czestochowa. Indulge in a selection of traditional Polish food, vendor booths filled with gifts, and activities for the kids including face painting, bounce houses, games and more. Tickets are $5 for adults; free for kids under 12; free for senior citizens above 65. Times vary.
  • Family Fun Run at Texas Children’s Hospital Woodlands | Saturday, May 4 – Bring your little runners to race for a cause and participate in the third annual Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Family Fun Run at the Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. All members of your family must be registered to walk/run together. No children are allowed to participate without an adult over 18 years of age. Post-race, little ones will enjoy the Kid Zone with inflatables, interactive booths, snacks and more. Tickets are $8. 9am.
  • Hire Houston Youth On-The-Spot Hiring Event at Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center | Saturday, May 4 | No Cover – Help the youth in your life land a Summer job at this on-the-spot hiring event at Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hire Houston Youth initiative, in partnership with the Greater Houston McDonald’s owners/operators, is hosting the event. In addition to McDonald’s, summer employment opportunities are available from a number of Houston area companies including METRO, United Airlines, KPMG, Hyatt Regency and more. Participants are encouraged to bring their resumes, Texas ID and Social Security Card for on-the-spot hiring opportunities. 10am to 2pm.
  • Goosebumps at MATCH | Saturday, May 4 – Find out if Brooke and Zeke can pull off their school musical, The Phantom, after discovering that it could be cursed. This adaptation is based on author R.L. Stine’s book series. This silly, and only a little spooky, show is recommended for children in 1st grade and older. Tickets start at $20. 11am and 2pm.
  • Cinco de Mayo at Discovery Green | Sunday, May 5 | FREE – Dance over to Discovery Green for a family celebration of Cinco de Mayo. With Bombón’s La Comadre (Mel Gomez) and DJ Gracie Chavez as emcee, you’ll enjoy performances by Kinder HSPVA mariachis, ballet folklorico and more. 3pm to 5pm.
  • Porshe Classic at Houston Polo Club | Sunday, May 5 – The final two teams in the tournament final go head-to-head in a double-header at Houston Polo Club. At halftime, there will be a Champagne divot stomp, live music, a display of 2019 Porsches, and more. Tickets start at $30 for adults; $15 for children on the Red Oak Lawn; Grandstand seats for 2 to 20 people range from $79 to $695. 5pm.

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Shea Kummer is a mom to 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she's not cheering on her boys, she can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.