Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of March and April.
See SHSU opera workshop performers
Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment presents “Dons and Divas,” featuring the faculty and students of Sam Houston State University’s Opera Workshop program. 3 p.m. $6-$12. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org
Learn about the Houston economy at annual forum
Experts forecast Houston’s economy during the 2018 Economic Outlook Forum in Springwoods Village. This year’s keynote speaker is Texas Association of Business CEO Jess Moseley. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $40-$85. Southwestern Energy, 1000 Energy Drive, Spring. 281-440-4160. www.houstonnwchamber.org
Spring craft festival marks 21st year
The annual EggStravaganza craft fair includes craft vendors, a silent auction and a quilt raffle. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Klein United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920, Spring. 281-353-8202. www.kleinumc.org/eggstravaganza
Springwoods Village plans 5K race
CHI St. Luke’s Health and Springwoods Village hold the second annual Springwoods Village 5K, Run Thru the Village. Runners tour the village as they participate. 7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race). $30 (adult), $15 (child age 12 and younger). CHI St. Luke’s Health-Springwoods Village, 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Drive, Spring. 281-480-5066. https://raceroster.com/events/2018/16229/springwoods-villlage-run-thru-the-
Gala celebrates museum’s 10th anniversary
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts hosts its annual fundraising Pearls of Art Gala with the theme “The Art of Music.” The event includes dinner, dancing, an auction and live piano music. The museum, located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, is undergoing renovations. A party bus is available to transport guests to the gala. 6:30-11 p.m. $250. The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Avenue, Houston. 281-376-6322. www.pearlmfa.org/gala2018.html
‘Toying with Science’ teaches, entertains
Cypress Creek FACE brings Garry Krinky’s science program to its series of childrens events. Krinky teaches children about scientific concepts using entertaining approaches, such as circus skills, mime, original music and audience involvement. 3 p.m. $8-$15. Klein High School Performing Arts Center, 16715 Stuebner Airline Road, Klein. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org
March 30-April 1
Expect closures on Easter weekend
Spring and Klein ISDs are closed for a spring holiday March 30, which is Good Friday. The Harris County Public Library system is closed from March 30 to April 1 for the Easter holiday. The local HCPL branch, Barbara Bush Branch Library, is closed for renovation due to Hurricane Harvey, but other branches will be affected by the holiday, including the Fairbanks, Northwest and Tomball locations. www.hcpl.net
Churches host egg hunts
Area churches hold egg hunts featuring activities for children such as a petting zoo, games and snacks.
2-4 p.m. Free. Kinsmen Lutheran Church, 12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston. 281-444-3126. www.kinsmenlutheran.org
10 a.m.-noon. Free. Northwoods Presbyterian Church, 3320 FM 1960 W., Houston. 281-444-8861.
Attend wine festival
The 2018 Texas Wine and Art Festival in Old Town Spring features wine, art and handmade items. 435 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8. Free (admission), $25 (wine tasting tickets).
5K family run benefits nonprofit
The third annual Shield Bearer Running for Hearts 5K Family Fun Run includes a 5K trail run, 1-mile walk, food and entertainment. The event benefits victims of flooding, human trafficking and violence. 7-11 a.m. $10 (child), $25 (adult). Windwood Presbyterian Church, 10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston. 281-894-7222.
Join in the Vintage Park Half Marathon
In its second year at Vintage Park, this race comprises the third and final part of the Bayou City Marathon Series. The race includes a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 5K race and a kids race. Participants receive photos from the race, a T-shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal and can park for free at the event. Event organizers welcome volunteer participation to assist with producing the event. 7-9 a.m. (start times). Entry fees vary. 110 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston.
Scott St. John gives a violin concert at Wesley UMC
In this Cypress Creek FACE performance, Canadian violinist Scott St. John premieres a new score for a Disney short as well as performing other chamber music. 3 p.m. $6-$12. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850.
Inaugural Paddle and Pedal Fest kicks off
The first Paddle and Pedal Fest features family-friendly activities at Kickerillo- Mischer Preserve, including food trucks, outdoors activities and opportunities to bike and canoe at Marshall Lake. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 281-440-4160. www.paddlefesthouston.org
6814 Gant Road, Houston
16-18 “Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her.” 3 p.m. (Sun.), 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). $15-$18
6-14 “The Runner Stumbles.” 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). $15-$18
Stageworks Theatre Houston
10760 Grant Road, Houston
12-25 “Crimes of the Heart.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $17-$25