Stay out of the rain with these 8 Greater Houston area events, July 26-28

Wedding venue TownHall Texas is hosting an open house July 28.

Wedding venue TownHall Texas is hosting an open house July 28.

With scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast this weekend, there are various indoor and semi-indoor events to attend in the Greater Houston area, from a blood drive in Magnolia to live music in the Bay Area.


July 26 through 28
See a musical
Kids’ Back Porch Productions, a nonprofit arts and education youth and adult theatre group in Pearland, presents "Matilda the Musical" based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s novel. Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. 7 p.m. (Fri.), 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Sat.), 5 p.m. (Sun.). $9-$15. Dobie High School Auditorium, 10220 Blackhawk Blvd, Houston. 281-412-5350. www.kidsbackporchproductions.org





July 26
Get your ABBA fix
Inspiration Stage kicks off its 12-show feature of “Mamma Mia” through Aug. 11. The show, built around ABBA songs, tells the story of a young woman who, on the eve of her wedding, tries to find out who her birth father is among three men from her mother’s past. 8 p.m. $16-$35. Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land. 713-302-5329. www.inspirationstage.com





July 27
Learn how to build a family tree
Katy Branch Library is offering guidance to adults to start building their family trees from the beginning. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-3509. www.hcpl.net





July 27
Donate blood
Quality of Life Chiropractic sponsors a community blood drive. Each donor receives a free beach towel. Walk-ins are welcome. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Quality of Life Chiropractic, 6910 FM 1488, Ste. 3, Magnolia. 713-502-6209. www.greatermagnoliaparkwaycc.org





July 27
Attend a parenting and young adults conference
Parents Helping Parents is a one-day conference for parents, young adults and high school juniors and seniors geared to better equip both parents and students for life and academic success. Sessions include “Am I Ready for Adulthood,” “Emotional Wellness and Mental Health,” “Career and Technical Education” and “Money Management for Students.” The conference includes lunch, door prizes and Upward scholarships. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters Road, Houston. 281-444-2733. www.fallbrookchurch.org





July 27
Listen to soul music
Chelsea Wine Bar will host a performance of soul artist Anitra Jay, an acoustic singer and songwriter based in Houston. Jay has roots in jazz and gospel music and working on her fourth album. Ages 21 and older. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. 4106 E. NASA Parkway, Ste. F, El Lago. 281-326-5282. www.chelseawinebartexas.com





July 27
Enjoy mariachi music
Visitors at Traders Village can shop, get food and drinks, and go on family-friendly rides while listening to mariachi music from several bands. Noon-4 p.m. Free (admission), $4 (parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com





July 28
Get some wedding inspiration
TownHall Texas is hosting a casual mock wedding and open house for people to view the venue, vendors and event setup. 4-7 p.m. Free. 12194 Sleepy Hollow Road, Conroe. 281-943-4244. www.townhalltexas.com


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By Colleen Ferguson

A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.


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