Plan Your Weekend: April 8 to 11, 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Family Conservation Day at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center | FREE – Bring your family for a day of hands-on, dirt-digging fun at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. There will be Naturalists and Conservationists on-site providing instruction and answering all of your questions. This event is for ages 5 and up. Free to attend. 9am to noon.
  • Farmers Market at Imperial Park Recreation Center in Sugar Land | No Cover – Grab food truck fare, freshly-harvested fruits and vegetables, baked goods and more from area farmers and artisans at this Sugar Land farmers market. 9am to 1pm.
  • Family Conservation Day at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | FREE – Bring the kiddos for a family day featuring hands-on activities and dirt-digging fun with conservationists at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. This event is for ages 5 and up. 9am to noon.
  • Art Outdoors: Garden Tours at Rienzi Gardens | FREE – Enjoy a self-paced garden tour of outdoor sculptures and architectural elements at the Museum of Fine Art’s house museum for European decorative arts. 10am to noon.
  • Market at the Stables on Champion Forest Drive | No Cover – Shop small in Spring at an outdoor family- and pet-friendly market featuring more than 25 vendors showcasing their goods, foods, and locally made crafts. Stick around to enjoy music and raffles. 10am to 3pm.
  • Saturday Crawfish Boils at B.B. Lemon | No Cover – Get your mudbug fix during a weekend crawfish boil at B.B. Lemon where you can enjoy tunes by a live DJ and mudbugs featuring Berg Hospitality’s own Jeff Baron’s NOLA recipe. Food and drinks are on you. 11am to 3pm.
  • The Market at Sawyer Yards| No Cover – Browse a curated monthly market featuring artisan crafts, folk art, specialty foods and more, as well as live music from Hot City Brass, while immersing in the work of regional artists who will be opening up their studios to the public. 11am to 5pm.
  • Second Saturday at Sawyer Yards | No Cover – Tour more than 350 open art studios, explore an outdoor makers market, and grab a craft brew with friends and family at the six studio buildings on the Sawyer Yards campus. Noon to 5pm.
  • 2nd Annual Crawfish Throwdown at Cactus Cove in Timbergrove Celebrate the second annual crawfish bash that features a mudbug showdown between area restaurants and includes games, face-painting, giveaways, live music, drink specials and more. Tickets include a half-pound taste of crawfish from each vendor and a vote for the People’s Choice prize. $25; $40 tickets include a t-shirt. Noon to 6pm.
  • Texas Mexican Kitchen Sweets Cooking Class at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen – This month, Chef and Enchilada Queen Sylvia Casares will teach guests how to make the essential sweets of Texas Mexican baking. The hands-on class is held at the Eldridge Parkway location and requires advance registration. $65 per person and includes all materials, the class and a meal. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Screwed Up Click (S.U.C.) Talk and Performance at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | FREE | Virtual Option – Hear from Houston rap legends E.S.G., Lil’ Flip and Will-Lean, members of the Screwed Up Click (S.U.C.), as they perform and share personal stories related to DJ Screw, in conjunction with CAMH’s exhibition Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses. Seating is limited and provided to ensure social distancing during the event. The outdoor performance is also live-streaming on CAMH’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages. 2pm to 4pm.
  • 2020 In My Rearview Mirror at Studio Regina Continue to celebrate leaving 2020 in the past with an indoor-outdoor evening of live music from Susto, Matt Griffo, Remedy and Hatch Hilliard; artwork from William K. Stidham, Bryan Dominguez, Rick Hublien, Donnie Henry and RestoMods; complimentary beverages, delicious food and more at Studio Regina in Spring Branch. Parking is limited. $50; save $9 when you scan the QR code in the calendar listing. 4pm to 11pm.
  • Houston SaberCats vs. San Diego Legion at Aveva Stadium – The SaberCats continue their fourth Major League Rugby season, hosting San Diego Legion at Aveva Stadium in South Houston. $15, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Tequila & Wine Dinners at Alicia’s Mexican Grille in Westchase  Alicia’s will hold a series of Tequila & Wine Dinners this spring, featuring an Avocado Margarita and three courses including mixed greens with watermelon fig balsamic reduction, filet with porcini mushroom agave demi-glaze sauce, and mini banana crostata a la mode with tequila infused cajeta. Cost is $75 per person (plus tax & gratuity). 7pm.
  • Toy Story 4 Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Bring your lawn chairs and set up at Sugar Land Town Square’s plaza for a screening of Pixar’s 2019 movie, Toy Story 4. Buzz and Woody go on one last adventure together and make new friends along the way, as well as meeting up with some from the past. 7:45pm to 9:30pm.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

  • EPL Sunday & English Style Breakfast at Platypus Brewing on Washington Avenue | No Cover – Start your Sunday with an English-style breakfast (including one for the kiddos) and early morning Premier League matches. This week, catch West Ham versus Leicester, followed by Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Food and drink are on you. 8am.
  • HTX Market at East End Backyard | No Cover – Shop small this Sunday while browsing from local vendors, dining at food trucks, and enjoying delicious adult beverages when HTX Market sets up at the pet-friendly East End Backyard in EaDo. 11am to 5pm.
  • Oxtailapalooza at That’s My Dog in Katy – In celebration of the Year of the Ox, Katy restaurants have teamed up for Oxtailpalooza, where this week will feature a drunken oxtail over garlic smashed potatoes from That’s My Dog, helping to raise money for local nonprofit, The Ballard House. Menu prices vary. 11am to 6pm.
  • Spring Market at Karbach Brewing Co. | No Cover – Shop the afternoon away while sipping on tasty local suds when Karbach Brewery hosts local vendors and artisans at Shop Local’s Spring Market in Spring Branch. 11am to 6pm.
  • Psychedelic Sunday at Vintage Street Fest | No Cover – Make your ’70s era dreams come true while shopping from vendors and local artists serving up denim, funky print collections and more, when Vintage Street Fest in EaDo hosts Psychedelic Sunday. Noon to 6pm.
  • Hot Brunch Comedy & Drag Show at Rudyard’s British Pub Fall out of your chair laughing while brunching your Sunday away in the presence of local comedians and drag queens at the beloved Montrose pub. Admission is $8 per person; food and drinks are on you. 1pm.
  • Comedian Dave Lawson and Friends at Houston Improv Get your laughs out during a Sunday stand-up set from Dave Lawson, known for his time on BET’s Comic View and Who’s Got Jokes, when he takes the stage to headline a weekend show at Houston Improv with special guests. $40 to $120. 5pm.
  • The Gumbo Jam at Darwin’s Pub | No Cover – Kick back while dining and jamming out to the laid-back sounds of Team Horn Section when they take to the stage at Darwin’s Pub for a Louisiana-inspired jam off of Washington Ave. 8pm.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.