Here are a few events happening in the Spring and Klein community throughout May and June.
May 17 and 24
Solve a murder mystery
Old West Melodrama performs “Murder on the Boat of Love,” an interactive murder mystery dinner show, at Puffabelly’s in Old Town Spring. Attendees can enjoy dinner and a preshow beginning at 7 p.m., and reservations can be made in advance. 8 p.m. $13-$19. Puffabelly’s, 100 Main St., Spring. 713-364-9190. www.oldwestmelodrama.com
Purchase local artwork
The inaugural “Art is an Outdoor Market” event showcases artists of all mediums who have works available for purchase. The event includes children’s activities and a beer and wine garden. 6-11 p.m. Free. CityPlace Springwoods Village, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 832-596-7983. www.artcellarhouston.com
Indulge in craft beer
Thistle Draftshop hosts its “For the Love of Craft Beer Festival” featuring representation by more than 40 breweries, live music and a chef-driven menu. Admission is free; however, attendees can purchase eight tokens for craft beer and a cup for $25, or eight tokens for specialty craft beer and a commemorative event glass for $35. 1-8 p.m. Free (admission). Thistle Draftshop, 5210 FM 2920, Ste. 100, Spring. 832-823-0194. www.thistledraftshop.com
Meet and greet local authors, Illustrators
Copperfield’s Books celebrates its fifth anniversary under its current owners by hosting its second annual local author fair. The event features more than 25 local artists and authors of books in a variety of genres, who will be available for meet and greets and book signings. The event also includes refreshments, giveaways and raffle prizes. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Copperfield’s Books, 8220 Louetta Road, Ste. 106, Spring. 832-761-5559. www.copperfieldsbooks.net
May 18 and 25
Pick the perfect end-of-year teacher gift
Spring Trading Post hosts its Thank a Teacher End of School Market, where students and parents can find the perfect end-of-year gift and crafts for teachers. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Prices vary. Spring Trading Post, 5011 Spring Stuebner Road, Spring. 832-457-2810. www.chalkcouture.com/springcouture
Eat crawfish, play corn hole for a cause
Bareback Bar and Icehouse hosts the third annual Crawfish Boil and Corn Hole Tournament and proceeds will benefit The Blue Bow Foundation, which supports law enforcement officers and their families. The family-friendly event features live music, an auction and a raffle. 2-6 p.m. $20. Bareback Bar and Icehouse, 19940 Kuykendahl Road, Spring. 281-799-1131. www.bluebow.org
See the Flying Fortress
Attendees can learn about military aviation history at Hooks Airport, where the B-17 Flying Fortress “Texas Raiders” and other World War II aircraft are on-site. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$20. Gill Aviation–David Wayne Hooks Airport, 20803 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. 855-359-2217. www.b17texasraiders.org
Go fishing at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
Fishermen and women of all ages are encouraged to go fishing with the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve staff as part of Free Fishing Day hosted by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. A fishing license is not required. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 713-274-4299. www.hcp4.net/kmp
Enjoy tacos, tequila, music
Texas Taco Tequila & Music Festival goers can enjoy tacos from more than 30 Texas taco vendors, handcrafted margaritas and tequila samples. The festival also features a contest for the title of “best taco,” live music and entertainment, art and local vendors. Noon-11:30 p.m. $10-$65. Preservation Park at Old Town Spring, 130 Spring School Road, Spring. 713-594-3165. www.thetexastacofestival.com
6814 Gant Road, Houston
“Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.” 3 p.m. $10-$12.
“A Catered Affair.” 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $18-$21.
10760 Grant Road, Houston
May 17-June 9
“Harvey.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun). $17-$25.