Whiskey festival, Comicpalooza: 6 things to do in the Greater Houston area this Mother's Day weekend, May 10-12

Running or walking a 5K is one of many fun activities going on this weekend locally.

Running or walking a 5K is one of many fun activities going on this weekend locally.

From live theater to Mother's Day fun runs, there's plenty to do this weekend. Check out our picks for May 10-12.


May 10-12
1. Watch Alley Theatre's "Constellations" 

Alley Theatre presents "Constellations," a play about finding and losing love. 8 p.m. (Fri.), 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m. (Sat.), 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Sun.). $45. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Avenue, Houston. 713-220-5700. www.alleytheatre.org





May 10-12
2. Cosplay at Comicpalooza at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Dress up in cosplay to hear from industry icons such as Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and Nathalie Emmanuel and Star Trek’s Gates McFadden at Houston's comic convention, Comicpalooza. The event features several contests, panel discussions, live entertainment and workshops, as well as literature and film festivals. 10 a.m. Tickets start at $45. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston. 800-427-4697. www.comicpalooza.com





May 11
3. Drink up at annual Houston Whiskey Festival

The Houston Whiskey Festival is an upscale tasting event featuring a wide assortment of whiskey, bourbon, Scotch, and other fine spirits. There will also be live music, light bites, whiskey seminars and a cigar lounge. Guests must dress in business attire or cocktail dress and blazers. 7 p.m. $65-$125. Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Avenue, Houston. www.eventbrite.com





May 11
4. Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at AsiaFest

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at AsiaFest, a family-friendly celebration featuring demonstrations, performances, cultural activities, local vendors, exhibitions and fusion cuisine. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Boulevard, Houston. 212-288-6400. www.asiasociety.org





May 12
5. Run for a cause at 5K Mamas Fun Run

Celebrate Mother's Day and motherhood with the 5K Mamas Fun Run. Each mother will receieve a medal as well as a flower at the finish, and massage chairs, brunch with mimosas and a bounce house for children will be available. All of the race profits will go towards the Pregnancy House Project to provide housing and resources for financially disparaged, first-time mothers. 8 a.m. $35. MacGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun Road, Houston. www.runsignup.com





May 12
6. Treat mom to brunch at the Downtown Aquarium

The Downtown Aquarium hosts a Mother's Day Brunch featuring a buffet, animal encounters and activities, live entertainment and 50% off an All-Day Adventure Pass with buffet purchase. Reservations are required. Buffet pricing: Free-$41.99 (depending on age). Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby Street, Houston. 713-223-3474. www.aquariumrestaurants.com


By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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