Check out an art showcase
Conroe Coffee hosts a monthly art experience, at which select artists showcase their work. December’s artist is local photographer Diana Bourdier and her project, “Life Beneath the Pines.” Bourdier’s photos are largely unedited and printed straight from the camera onto cotton rag paper and metal. 6-9 p.m. Free. Conroe Coffee, 206 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-266-7632. www.conroecoffee.com
Kick off 2018 with pianos
Pacific Yard House hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a dueling piano performance, a three-course dinner and a champagne toast at midnight. 6 p.m.-midnight. $60. Pacific Yard House, 101 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-703-5447. www.pacificyardhouse.com
Celebrate the new year
The Walden Community Improvement Association hosts a New Year’s Eve gala, featuring dinner, drinks and dessert.
6 p.m.-12:15 a.m. $95 (adults), $50 (age 10 and younger). Walden Yacht Club on Lake Conroe, 13101 Melville Drive, Montgomery. 936-582-4222. www.waldenyachtclub.com
Dec. 22 - Jan. 1
Offices close for holidays
The cities of Montgomery and Willis, and Montgomery County offices are closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Dec. 25-26 and for New Year’s Day on Jan. 1.
City of Conroe offices are closed on
Dec. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
City offers kids activities
Conroe Parks and Recreation Department hosts the monthly Fresh Fridays event where children can participate in organized activities. 7-11 p.m. $6 (residents). Oscar Johnson, Jr. Community Center, 100 Park Place, Conroe.
Go Texan fundraiser benefits local students
The Metro Go Texan CWW Subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo hosts the annual Boots, Buckles and Books, Dinner, Dance & Auction fundraiser, featuring a barbecue dinner and live music. 7-11 p.m. $35 (admission). Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9201 Airport Road, Conroe. 713-822-8648. www.eventbrite.com
Enhance artistic skills at Conroe Art League workshop
Houston-based artist Anne Byrd teaches a three-day workshop for colored pencils and wax pastels. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $235. Conroe Art League Gallery, 127 Simonton St., Conroe. 936-756-9572.
THE CRIGHTON THEATRE
234 N. Main St., Conroe
19 Texas Christmas with Asleep at the Wheel, 7 p.m.
21 Christmas Time in Texas with the Three Texan Tenors, 7 p.m.
13 The Jazz Connection, A Night of Big Band Music, 7 p.m
THE CORNER PUB
302 N. Main St., Conroe
21 FarLand Jams with Adam McFarland, 9 p.m.
22 The New Offenders, 9 p.m.
23 Glen Tate 9 p.m.
28 Josh Pitt, 9 p.m.
29 Keith Michael Kallina, 9 p.m.
THE RED BRICK TAVERN
119 Simonton St., Conroe
22 Clayton Gardner, 9:30 p.m.
28 Buck Yeager with Nick Sterling, 8 p.m.
29 JJ and The Stoneponies, 9:30 p.m.
30 Matthew Castillo with Bradley Banning, 9:30 p.m.
11 Jeff Ruby with Buck Yeager, 8 p.m.
20 Jason Michael, 9:30 p.m.