March 18 through 19 | Meet the Addams Family
The Christian Youth Theater will be presenting “The Addams Family Musical,” in which Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love. The Addams family has dinner with the new boyfriend and his parents.
• 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
• $20 (advance), $22 (at the door).
• Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels.
March 18 | Run like a Leprechaun
The Athlete Guild will host a St. Patrick’s Day 5K and 1K Leprechaun Kids Run at the Rockin R River Rides in Gruene. Participants are encouraged to wear green.
• 6:45 a.m.
• $20 (children March 7-17), $25 (children day of race), $30 (5K through March 6), $35 (5K, March 7-17), $45 (5K day of).
• 1405 Gruene Road, New Braunfels.
March 18 | Compete in a cook-off
At the fifth annual Cabin Fever Cookoff, chefs will compete for the best baby back or spare ribs, full or half chicken, and appetizers. Live music will be performed by Slim Bawb and the Fabulous Stumpgrinders from 1-4 p.m. with the awards ceremony following. The bands Knotty Grove and the Soul Sessions will also perform after the 4 p.m. awards ceremony. • $5 (band cover after 9 p.m.), $25 (contest entry fee).
• The Watering Hole, 1390 McQueeney Road, New Braunfels.
March 25 | Galavant to the Gala
Hope Hospice will be hosting its annual gala that features dinner, dancing, live music, casino games and a raffle. The Roaring ’20s-themed event will also include a silent and live auction to raise money for the Hope Hospice Foundation. Live music will be performed by Yesenia McNett and the Groove Doctors.
• 6:30-10 p.m.
• Ticket prices start at $125.
• McKenna Events Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels.
March 30 through April 2 | See a live performance
A live theater performance called Resurrection X will take place at the Kings & Queens Ballroom in New Braunfels. Attendees can walk the red carpet upon arrival and the event will feature dinner and dessert options. The original play is about a Christ-like guru uniting the population when the country is on the brink of devastation. The performance explores how American society would react if a Christ-like figure appeared today.
• 6 p.m. (March 30 - April 1) 1 p.m. (April 1,2 Matinee)
• $25 (reserved seating), $65 (dinner theatre), $250 (red carpet gala)
• Kings & Queens Ballroom, 442 Stolte Road, New Braunfels.
March 31 | Dine on Landa Lake
Couples can spend a romantic evening together by cruising on Landa Lake on a paddleboat. A boxed dinner will be provided along with a Bluetooth speaker to play their choice of music. This event is for age 16 and up, and preregistration is required.
• 7:30-8:30 p.m.
• Landa Park Boathouse, 110 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels.
March 31 through April 16 | Watch a murder mystery unfold
A group of strangers is trapped in a snowstorm, then there’s a murder, but what happens next? Find out at Agatha Christie’s play “The Mousetrap” at Circle Arts Theatre.
• Showtimes vary.
• 124 Elizabeth St. W., New Braunfels.
April 01 through 02, 15 through 16 | Learn homeowner tricks
The New Braunfels Sports and Outdoorsmen Show and New Braunfels Home & Garden Show will host its fifth annual New Braunfels Home & Garden Spring Show. There will be family activities, homeowner tips and more.
• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.).
• $5 (kids); $7 (military, seniors, first responders); $10 (adults).
• New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels.
April 02 | Experience the Wild West
Listeners can experience the spirit and history of the Wild West through a collection of orchestral pieces conducted by Akiko Fujimoto with music from films including the “Magnificent Seven” and more.
• 4 p.m.
• Canyon High School Performing Arts Center, 1510 N. I-35, New Braunfels.
April 15 | Celebrate craft beer
The 2023 Hill Country Craft Beer Festival will be held this April at the Comal County Fairgrounds. More than 30 Hill Country breweries will provide over 150 beers to sample at the daylong event. The festival is hosted by the Rotary Club of New Braunfels and features live music from local favorites Soul Sessions and 3 Man Front as well as food trailers. Volunteer opportunities are available. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.
• 1-6 p.m., noon-6 p.m. (VIP guests).
• $35 (advance admission through April 14), $45 (at the gate), $150 (VIP).
• 701 Common St., New Braunfels.
• www.hccbf.comlive music
April 15 | Make a rose bouquet
Outreach organization Seeds of Love will host a free family-friendly human trafficking awareness concert at the Landa Park dance slab. The event will raise awareness and support local nonprofit organizations and will feature live music, food trucks and service projects.
• 2-6 p.m.
• Landa Park, 164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels.
April 15 through 16 | Celebrate early Texans
During Folkfest, attendees can watch living history re-enactments, listen to live music, participate in children’s crafts and tour the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture and its historic preservation efforts. The Kindermasken parade and ball takes place on the second day of the event at 2 p.m.
• 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• 1370 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels
April 20 through 21 | Hunt for outdoor supplies
Hosted by Hill Country Conferences, the NB Sports & Outdoorsmen Show will bring wildlife and sports activity vendors together under one roof. Visitors will be able to find equipment for camping, hunting, boating, power sports, fishing and more during the two-day show.
• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (May 21), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (May 22).
• $5 per day (per child), $10 per day (per adult at the door).
• New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels
• 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels
March 24 Brent Cobb, 8 p.m.
March 26 Tyler & The Train Robbers, 5 p.m.
April 01 Jack Ingram, 9 p.m.
April 07, 08 Stoney LaRue, 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
April 14 Tanner Usrey, 8 p.m.
April 15 The Texas Gentlemen and Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, 8:45 p.m.
The Redbird Listening Room
1260 S. Business I-35, New Braunfels
March17 Michael O’Connor & Jeff Plankenhorn, 7:30 p.m.
March 18 Possessed by Paul James, 7:30 p.m.
March19 Aaron Stephens with Scotty Galaxy opening, 4 p.m.
March 24 Jordan Minor, 7:30 p.m.
March 31 Gabe Lee, 7:30 p.m.
April 01 Jesse Daniel, 7:30 p.m.
April 02 Jackson Emmer, 4 p.m.
April 07 Gus Clark, 7:30 p.m.
April 08 Austin Gilliam, 7:30 p.m.
April 14 Nathan Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.