Concerts, crawfish, and races: 8 things to do in Houston this weekend, March 7-10

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There are a host of events in Houston to kick-off Spring Break. How will you spend your weekend?

See a broadway show
March 7-10

The Hobby Center for Performing Arts hosts Anastasia, a broadway show about a young woman discovering the mystery of her past in the Russian Empire and Paris in the 1920s. 2 p.m. (March 9 and 10), 7:30 p.m. (March 7 and 10), 8 p.m. (March 8 and 9). $115-179. 800 Bagby St., Houston. 713-315-2400. www.houston.broadway.com

Celebrate French culture
March 8

The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston hosts the French Cultures Festival kick-off concert at Discovery Green. This event will showcase contemporary bands from France and francophone countries, as well as local talents and a selection of French delicacies. 6-10 p.m. Free. 1500 McKinney St., Houston. 713-400-7336. www.discoverygreen.com

Participate in a kayak race
March 9

The 47th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta returns to Buffalo Bayou this Saturday. Paddlers ages 12 and up are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile race. This is the largest kayak and canoe race in Texas. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $55. 1019 Commerce Street, Suite 200
Houston. 713-752-0314. www.buffalobayou.org

The Kolache Factory hosts its 2nd annual 5K race this Saturday, March 9. (via courtesy Keller Williams)

Race in a 5K
March 9

The Kolache Factory hosts their 2nd annual 5K race. This event also includes a 1k race for kids, kids activities and free kolaches. $40-50 (adults), $20 (kids). 14230 Katy Fwy, Houston. 832-974-1690. www.kolachefactory.com

View art in Galveston
March 9

Galveston Arts Center hosts the Galveston ArtWalk, which is an art showcase that takes place inside existing businesses and art spaces in Galveston. 6-9 p.m. Free. 2127 Strand St., Galveston. 409-763-2403. www.galvestonartscenter.org

Sam Houston Race Park will host its 2nd annual Corgi Races this Saturday, March 9. (via Courtesy Fotolia)

Watch a corgi race
March 9

Sam Houston Race Park will host their 2nd Annual Corgi Races as a part of their 2019 Race meet. 7 p.m. $8 (general admission), $5 (children and seniors). 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W., Houston. 281-807-8700. www.shrp.com

Enjoy a concert in the park
March 10

Levy Park kicks off Spring Break with a concert featuring live performances from Sarah Grace & The Soul, If You Have To Ask, and the Matt Serice Ensemble. There will be food trucks at this event. 1-6 p.m. Free. 3801 Eastside St., Houston. 713-522-7275. www.levyparkhouston.org

Cottonwood Houston hosts its 2nd annual Crawfish Cook-off this Sunday, March 10. (via Courtesy Fotolia)

Attend a crawfish cook-off
March 10

Cottonwood Houston hosts its 2nd annual Crawfish Cook-off. Local teams will compete, and the event also features live music by Pecos Hank and Garrett T. Capp and beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. 2-6 p.m. $30. 3422 N. Shepherd Dr., Houston. 713-802-0410. www.cottonwoodhouston.com

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