Craft beer, live music, Hello Kitty: 8 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 21-23

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From a 1950s prom-themed fundraiser to a silent disco, Houston residents have plenty of events to attend across the metroplex. Whether it’s Cypress, Sugar Land or Montgomery, there’s a little something for everyone.

Friday, Sept. 21
Attend a fundraiser

Camp Blessing Texas, a Christian camp for children and young adults with special needs and/or disabilities, hosts the fourth annual fundraising gala. Proceeds go toward camper scholarships and summer operations. The gala theme is 1950s prom, and the event includes an auction, program and other entertainment. 6-11 p.m. $125 (individual tickets). Sans Souci Ballroom, 26511 Tomball Parkway, Tomball. 281-259-5789. https://interland3.donorperfect.net

See Uncle Kracker in concert

American singer-songwriter Uncle Kracker performs this Friday at The Wildcatter Saloon in Katy. Special guests Blake Harlow and Chris Boise open the concert. Uncle Kracker is known for his No. 31 Billboard Top 100 hit, “Smile,” off his Happy Hour album. 6 p.m. $20 (general admission). Must be 21 years old or older to enter. 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-392-2337. www.eventbrite.com

Go to a silent disco

The Westin at The Woodlands hosts the Silent Disco event this Friday. Guests will receive a special pair of wireless headphones upon arrival, which can be switched between genres. Each headset has colored LED lights that show which channel guests are listening to, so they can dance along with those listening to the same music. 8 p.m.-midnight. $15. 2 Waterway Square Pl., The Woodlands. 281-419-4300. www.eventbrite.com

Saturday, Sept. 22
Visit the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck returns to First Colony Mall this Saturday. This traveling food and merchandise truck, which originally launched at Hello Kitty Con 2014, has driven to New Jersey, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Omaha and more. The truck offers minicakes, macarons, cookies, T-shirts, bows and other foods, drinks and merchandise. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. 16535 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. 281-265-6123. www.sanrio.com

Listen to traditional country music

Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau and Pearland Town Center host Pearland Opry on the Square, an outdoor concert celebrating Texas Opry and traditional country music. The September concert features Tony Booth, Miss Leslie Sloan, Tori Vourganas, Michelle Brown and Glenda Lynn. 7-9 p.m. Free. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 713-340-0712. http://visitpearland.com

Celebrate Woodforest Craft Fest

Kick off the Woodforest Craft Fest with a “Beer 5K-ish,” as they call it, at 11 a.m. Those who don’t want to participate in the run can head to the Christine Allen Nature Park from noon-6 p.m. instead. More than 20 breweries will be available, providing craft beer samples to those ages 21 years old and older. Live music includes Louis Adams Band, Travis Lance and Sick Duck. Other entertainment includes a rock wall, pony rides, inflatables, maze, face painting, food trucks and lawn games. Free (entrance to craft fest), $35 (5K entrance fee). 5831 Woodforest Parkway South, Montgomery. 936-447-2800. www.woodforestcraftfest.com

Go to a car show for a cause

North Houston Krewzers and City Classic Cars are putting on a car, truck and motorcycle show to benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides support and resources to wounded service members and their families. There will be door prizes, silent auction and a disk jockey. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Rudy’s Grill and Cantina, 11760 Grant Road, Cypress. 678-296-6546. www.facebook.com/events/573071853110516

Sunday, Sept. 23
See live music in the park

The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation department hosts Northshore Park Sundays, a seasonal family tradition of live music and other entertainment. Russell Boyd performs this Sunday. Lawn chairs and picnic baskets encouraged, glass is prohibited. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. http://thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan, interned with the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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