Attend a Taiwanese Circus, celebrate the Texas Flag: 10 things to do in the Greater Houston area Aug. 23-25

Historic Montgomery will host a Texas Flag celebration Aug. 24 at the Montgomery Community Center.

Historic Montgomery will host a Texas Flag celebration Aug. 24 at the Montgomery Community Center.

From watching a Taiwanese Circus and shopping at Pasadena Trade days to celebrating the Texas Flag and paying tribute to Prince, here are a few ways to spend time in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Aug. 23-25.


1. Watch a performance by a Taiwanese Circus
Aug. 23-24
The Formosa Circus Arts will perform acrobatics, dance and martial arts, complemented by lanterns, flags and glowing orbs at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. The circus gets its name from the Taiwanese island from which it hails. 8-9:30 p.m. Free. 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston. 832-487-7102. www.milleroutdoortheatre.com





2. Shop at Pasadena Trade Days
Aug. 24
Residents can shop dozens of vendors selling handcrafted and artisan goods at specialty shops and rummage sales. All ages welcome. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Pasadena Fairgrounds Open Air BBQ Pavilion, 7601 Red Bluff Rd., Pasadena. 936-463-8049. www.texastradedays.com





3. Celebrate the Texas Flag
Aug. 24
Historic Montgomery is hosting a flag celebration, featuring historical reenactments, walking tours and an Aztec dance performed by Danza Chikawa Dance at the Montgomery Community Center. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Montgomery Community Center, 14420 N. Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov





4. See sandcastles
Aug. 24
AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston Foundation will host a sandcastle-building contest with 50 teams competing. Sand sculptures are judged based on categories, including carving technique. Onsite parking is $15 per car. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston. 713-520-0155. www.aiahouston.org





5. Walk through an art exhibit in a maze
Aug. 24
Elena Lopez-Poirot will host an opening reception—with refreshments from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.—for her art exhibit, “Pockets," a maze-like installation visitors can walk through at the Tank Project Space in Sawyer Yards. The exhibit, which explores themes of childhood memories through sounds, smells, visuals and other experiences, will be on display through Sept 21. 6-8 p.m. Free. Sawyer Yards, 1824 Spring St., Houston. 713-993-9823. www.sawyeryards.com





6. Pay tribute to Prince
Aug. 24
Katy Vibes will host a night of music, food and Prince, an American musician who released 10 platinum albums and 30 Top 40 singles. $15. 9 p.m.-midnight. Katy Vibes, 24757 Katy Freeway, Katy. 832-437-2807. www.katyvibes.com





7. Learn about Apollo launches
Aug. 24
Retired physicist F. Don Cooper will give two one-hour presentations about his experience in creating the technology that helped launch Apollo 11 in 1969 and bring the Apollo 13 crew home safely in 1970. The first presentation is titled “To the Moon and Back,” and the second is “Saturn Vehicle Guidance Equations.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land. 281-238-2140. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us





8. Watch a duck race
Aug. 24
Rubber ducks will be set afloat as a fundraiser for the Community Assistance Center. The event is free, but ducks can be adopted for a fee. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5-$100 (adoptions). Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, 6535 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.duckrace.com/thewoodlands





9. Shop unique, handmade back-to-school gifts
Aug. 25
Texas Trade Days invites the community to shop at the Back to School Market. The pet-friendly event will feature gifts for teachers, local boutiques, work from handmade artisans and food trucks. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 936-463-8049. www.texastradedays.com





10. Attend a bridal fashion show
Aug. 25
The County Line Event Center in Pearland will host a bridal fashion show featuring wedding dresses from Jill’s Fashions & Bridals. The event will also include photography, prizes, a mixology course and an optional $20 bouquet arrangement course. This is an RSVP-only event. 2-5 p.m. Free. The County Line Event Center, 18232 CR 127, Pearland. 281-482-9000. www.countylineeventcenter.com


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By Hannah Zedaker

Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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