St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, a 5K, dancing and more: 6 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, March 15-17

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How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend?

Saturday, March 16

Two-step in Tomball

Dance to honky tonk-style music and sample chili at the city of Tomball’s annual Honky Tonk Music Festival. The event includes a chili cookoff and a margarita pour-off. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (admission, parking). 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov

Saturday, March 16

Run in a 5K

Participate in the family-friendly, St. Patrick’s Day-themed Lucky Charm 5K. Runners will receive a participant shirt, a finisher medal and green beer for runners age 21 and older. A breakfast buffet will be available for $10 per person, or $14 for breakfast and a drink ticket. 7:30 a.m. $15 (children), $45 (adults). Mo’s Irish Pub, 23511 Katy Freeway, Katy. 832-981-2550. www.houston-running.com

Saturday, March 16

Attend a shamrock shindig

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early at Inspire Productions’ The Woodlands Shamrock Shindig, featuring live music, a children’s zone, green beer, food trucks, Irish dancers and artisan vendors. Noon-9 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 713-594-3165. www.inspireprod.com

Saturday, March 16

Celebrate a brewery anniversary

Southern Star Brewing Co. celebrates its 11th anniversary. The event features new glassware, live music from Zero Detail and Folk Family Revival, a food truck and pickleball from Pickle and Pints. Noon-10 p.m. $25. 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-441-2739. www.southernstarbrewing.com

Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17

Purchase or sell repurposed, antique items

Humble Market hosts Trash 2 Treasure, a vintage, craft and repurposing show. The event showcases new, used, handmade, homemade, vintage, antique and repurposed items. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (both days). Free (admission, parking). Humble Market, 2803 FM 1960, Humble. 936-714-5346. www.almostforgottenvintage.com

Sunday, March 17

Learn how to dance bachata

Head over to Body Evolution Fitness in Pearland and learn how to dance bachata, a style of social dance originating in the Dominican Republic, from Latin Dance Factory teachers. Dancing experience is not required. 2-5 p.m. $29 (until Sunday), $35 (at the door). Body Evolution Fitness, 12155 Shadow Creek Parkway, Ste. 111, Pearland. 832-413-2623. www.latindancefactory.com

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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 bachelor's 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—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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