Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, painting with pets and attending a free day of dance classes are just a few ways to spend time in Spring and Klein this weekend, July 19-21.
1. Watch ‘Frozen’ in the park
Harris County Precinct 4 hosts an outdoor screening of “Frozen” at Collins Park. Crafts will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will begin at dusk. Complimentary popcorn and drinks will also be served. 7 p.m. Free. Collins Park, 6727 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net
2. Attend a local play
Playhouse 1960 will present “Be More Chill” with performances running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 4. 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $18-$21. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.ph1960.com
Stageworks Theatre will present “Mamma Mia!” with performances running Fridays, Saturday and Sundays through Aug. 11. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $17-$28. Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org
3. Support local musicians, artists for a cause
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts hosts this inaugural event with Aspiring Artists of Texas, during which local collegiate musicians and artists will perform and showcase their work. In lieu of admission, the museum will accept donations of baby items—such as diapers, wipes, bottles and formula—for Taylor’s House of Hope, a local nonprofit benefiting expectant mothers in need. 7-9 p.m. Free (donations encouraged). The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-376-6322. www.pearlmfa.org
4. Dance the day away
The Moriah Davis School of the Arts hosts “Be Dance” day, a free community event in remembrance of the school’s students who have died. The event will begin with a kickoff dance party followed by jazz or family yoga, a balloon release and family group dance. At 11:30 a.m., attendees can choose between ballet, princess ballet or an adult fitness class for those age 14 and older, followed by contemporary or superhero creative movement and a game and family group dance to conclude the celebration. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. The Moriah Davis School of the Arts, 100 Cypresswood Drive, Ste. 1440, Spring. 832-447-9532. www.themoriahdavisschoolofthearts.com
5. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by attending a Lunar Staycation. Events throughout the weekend will include a space-themed silent disco from dusk to 10:30 p.m., stargazing at the Springwoods Village Nature Preserve from 8 to 11 p.m. and a visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s inflatable Discovery Dome Planetarium from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The event will also include CineSpace—a special movie night featuring curated shorts by the Houston Cinema Arts Society and NASA—from dusk to 10:30 p.m. and a special presentation from guest speaker John J. Uri of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. SwitcHouse Plates & Pours will offer special lunar appetizers and libations, including the “Out of this World Cosmo.” Food trucks will also be on-site in addition to a photo booth.
Times vary. Free. CityPlace Springwoods Village, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 713-840-2700. www.springwoodsvillage.com/lunarstaycation
6. Paint with pets
Thistle Draftshop hosts its second installment of Paint N Paws, during which attendees can create a unique masterpiece with the help of their pets. All pets must be on a leash, and attendees should bring a towel. All paints are nontoxic and safe for pets, and Thistle Draftshop will provide a water pool for easy cleanup. Noon-4 p.m. $40. Thistle Draftshop, 5210 FM 2920, Ste. 100, Spring. 832-823-0194. www.thistledraftshop.com