Houston Barbecue Festival, Disney on Ice and 10 more events to attend in Houston this weekend, April 13-15


From celebrating Earth Day to browsing the Houston Wedding Showcase and supporting local charitable causes, the Greater Houston area has activities for the entire family planned this weekend.

April 13: Visit the grand opening of The Cottonmouth Club

New cocktail bar The Cottonmouth Club celebrates its official opening in the historic Brewster Building. 4 p.m. Free. The Cottonmouth Club, 108 Main St., Houston. www.facebook.com/cottonmouthhtx

April 13: Shop local art vendors at Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company

Customers can enjoy craft beer while browsing a collection of vintage items and artisan goods from local vendors. 5-10 p.m. Free. Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston. www.facebook.com/events/197058934182729

April 13-15: See the latest Disney on Ice performance

Disney on Ice presents “Dare to Dream,” a show focusing on the adventures of heroines Moana, Rapunzel, Belle, Elsa and Cinderella. 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Friday), 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Saturday), 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Sunday). $20-$120. NRG Stadium, 1 NRG Park, Houston. 832-667-1400. www.disneyonice.com

April 14: Participate in a 5K hosted by the National Stroke Association

The National Stroke Association hosts the inaugural Houston Comeback Trail 5K walk and fun run, focused on stroke survivors and education. All donations benefit the National Stroke Association. 9 a.m. Free. Typhoon Texas, 555 South Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. www.comebacktrail.org

April 14: Play disc golf with Karbach Brewing Co.

The Houston brewery hosts a disc golf tournament at Agnes Moffitt Park. Admission includes refreshments and prizes for the tournament winners. 1-4 p.m. $20. Agnes Moffitt Park, 10625 Hammerly Blvd., Houston. 713-680-2739. www.eventbrite.com/e/karbach-disc-golf-tournament-tickets-43845769878

April 14: Attend the 31st annual Houston Art Car Parade

More than 250 elaborately decorated vehicles are showcased throughout the downtown route. Food and beverage vendors will be on-site, and reserved seating is available for $25. 2-4 p.m. Free (general admission). Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St., Houston. www.facebook.com/houstonartcarparade

April 14: Celebrate Earth Day in Sugar Land

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful hosts an event featuring 30 exhibits addressing recycling, gardening, water conservation, nature appreciation and clean air. The Entertainment lineup includes Vocal Trash and the Texas Snakes. 3 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. www.kslb.org

April 14: Support nonprofit Autism Rescue Angels at a concert

Hayes Carll and Kelly Willis headline a fundraising concert titled “Music Knows No Boundaries.” Proceeds benefit families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder via the nonprofit Autism Rescue Angels. 8 p.m. $50-$750. Rockefellers, 3620 Washington Ave., Houston. www.ticketfly.com/event/1619548-music-knows-no-boundaries-houston

April 15: Find inspiration at the Houston Wedding Showcase

The showcase features local wedding professionals, information on the latest trends, cake tasting, flower displays, runway fashion shows and a ring selfie station. Guests will also receive free gifts and have the chance to enter giveaways. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston. www.houstonweddingshowcase.com

April 15: Support foster care children at a Hope Pack Drive

Austin-based nonprofit Carrying Hope hosts its first Houston Hope Pack Drive to benefit children entering foster care locally. Backpacks containing new essentials and comfort items such as stuffed animals, books, diapers, socks and pajamas, are designed to meet the needs of a foster child during the first 48 hours in a new home. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Memorial Park (Picnic Area Nine), S. Picnic Lane, Houston. 713-293-2599. www.carryinghope.com

April 15: Celebrate Discovery Green’s 10th birthday

Discovery Green marks one decade in Houston with a day full of family-friendly activities. The entertainment lineup includes face painting, hair braiding, Cirque la Vie performances, educational presentations, cultural dance performances, goat yoga and parkour. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston. www.discoverygreen.com/birthday

April 15: Stop by the annual Houston Barbecue Festival

Attendees sample foods from popular barbecue eateries such as CorkScrew BBQ, Gatlin’s BBQ, Ray’s BBQ Shack, Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue and Truth BBQ. 1-4 p.m. $60. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-446-4140. www.houbbq.com

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Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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