Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of February and March

Feb. 1-28

  1. Visit a Black History Month exhibit 

A special Spring Historical Museum exhibit will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February, chronicling the history of the Old Town Spring Heights community, which was founded in 1885 as a historically African American community. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thu.-Sat), 1-4 p.m. (Sun.).Free. Spring Historical Museum, 403 Main St., Spring. 281-651-0055.

Feb. 17, 24 and March 3

2. Listen to speakers address contemporary issues

Northwoods Presbyterian Church presents the lecture series “Guns and Schools and the Search for Christian Answers.” The series features  different speakers each week who provides perspectives on the topic. A lunch is also served at the event. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Northwoods Presbyterian Church, 3320 FM 1960, Houston. 281-444-8861.

Feb. 21

3. Share some laughs at annual comedy night

Professional comedians perform in this annual event, which raises funds for the Cypress Creek EMS Education and Scholarship Fund. The event also includes dinner, a cash bar and an auction. Reservation are required. 6:30-11 p.m. $75 (individual), $525 (table of eight). Hilton Garden Inn Willowbrook, 7979 Willow Chase Blvd., Houston. 281-378-0800.

Feb. 24

4. Listen to a tribute to legendary Marvin Gaye

Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment presents “What’s Going On, The Marvin Gaye Experience,” featuring singer Brian Owens. The tribute features solo hits such as “Can I Get a Witness” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” 7 p.m. $35-$65. Klein High School Performing Arts Center, 16715 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring.

March 1

5. Dine and dance at Mardi Gras masquerade

St. Edward Catholic School hosts its annual gala fundraiser. The Mardi Gras masquerade includes dinner, dancing and  live and silent auctions.  Guests can call to request a personal invitation or to make a tax-deductible donation. 6 p.m.-midnight. $99. Northgate Country Club, 17110 Northgate Forest Drive, Houston.

March 17

6. Attend the 41st annual FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Parade

The 3-mile parade closes FM 1960 from Paradise Valley Drive to Kuykendahl Road. Sponsorships benefit several Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services funds.  2-5 p.m. Free. 5603 FM 1960, Houston. 281-378-0800.

March 27-30

7. Pick a free prom dress at nonprofit’s annual event

The Giving Gown Foundation hosts its annual boutique day that provides high school girls  from lower-income families with a free prom dress, shoes and jewelry. Girls first participate in an empowerment workshop before choosing their dresses, which are theirs to keep. Free. Times vary. Bammel Church of Christ, 2700 FM 1960, Houston. 281-440-1910.

Live theater

8. Stageworks Theatre
10760 Grant Road, Houston

Feb. 22-March 10
“The Drowsy Chaperone.”
7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.).

9. Playhouse 1960
6814 Gant Road, Houston

Feb. 23-March 10
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
3 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $10-$12.