Corgi Racing, food and film festivals, and a comicon: 10 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, May 11-13

Sam Houston Race Park will host its 2nd annual Corgi Races this Saturday, March 9.

Sam Houston Race Park will host its 2nd annual Corgi Races this Saturday, March 9.

Between a Corgi dog race, film and food festivals and a local Comicon, here are a few events in the Greater Houston area to consider adding to your weekend plans, May 11-13.

1. 2018 Houston Palestine Film Festival
May 11-13
This annual film festival, which began May 5, will conclude this weekend with a variety of screenings showcasing Palestinian films. Friday’s screenings will include the film “Ghost Hunting” and short films “Silence” and “Laymun,” while Saturday’s screening will feature “Off Frame”—also known as “Revolution Until Victory”—“Wajib” and short film “Measures of Distance.” The event will conclude Sunday with the film “Stitching Palestine” and short film “Visitation.”

7 p.m. (May 11), 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (May 12), 5 p.m. (May 13). $10 per ticket. Rice University Media Center, 6100 Main Street, MS-549, Houston.

2. Corgi Races
May 12
The Sam Houston Race Park will host its first annual corgi races this Saturday. The event will also feature Live Quarter Horse racing and Texas country music performed by the Casey Donahew Band. While registration to participate in the event has closed, attendees are still encouraged to bring their dogs to watch.

6-9 p.m. $10. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W., Houston. 281-807-8700.

3. For The Love of Food Trucks Festival
May 12
Attendees can taste foods from more than eight gourmet food trucks at this festival featuring Happy Plate Express, Baby’s Burgers, Harbors Cajun Station, The Melt, Dojo Hibachi, Good 2 Da Bone, KAOW and Offbeat Eatz.

Noon-5 p.m. Free (admission). White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main St., Houston. 281-658-9593.

4. CB&I TRI-The Woodlands
May 12
More than 1,300 athletes will compete at this 15th annual triathlon, which includes a 500-meter open water swim in Lake Woodlands, a 12.25-mile bike course through The Woodlands and a 5K run along The Woodlands Waterway. 7-11:30 a.m. $120 per individual, $185 per relay team. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

5. TXFest 2018
May 12
This festival will showcase the Lone Star State through Texas craft beers and spirits, food, vendors and live music from more than 10 local bands including Texas country musician, Stoney LaRue. The event will also feature a “hang out zone,” a mechanical bull and VIP areas. Noon-11 p.m. $7-$65. Hermann Square at City Hall, 900 Smith Street, Houston. 713-594-3165.

6. The 2018 Reggae Fest
May 12
This festival will celebrate Reggae culture with live music, food and drinks. The live music lineup includes Galaxy Band, J-Unit Band, Heph B Linkupbwoy, GT Mayne and Ricardo Djsilentkilla Perez. 2-10 p.m. $11. Peggy Park, 4101 Almeda Road, Houston.

7. Kingwood Kids Carnival and Food Truck Fest
May 12
This second annual event will feature live music, carnival rides and games, shopping and food trucks. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to May 19. Noon-7 p.m. Free. Town Center Park-Kingwood, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 832-510-6020.

8. Crawfish, Crab and Grill Festival
May 12
This event features local restaurants and food trucks as well as live music, games and vendors. 2-10 p.m. $10. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-931-4993.

9. Youth Fishing Derby
May 12

Children age 16 and younger are welcome to compete at this derby. The participant who catches the biggest fish in each age bracket wins a prize. Contestants can register at the event and no fishing license is required. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Centennial Park pond, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220.

10. Super TOM Con
May 12
This entertainment and comic convention is for attendees of all ages and includes panel sessions, tabletop gaming demonstrations, crafts, giveaways and an all-ages costume contest. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Beckendorf Conference Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200.

By Hannah Zedaker

Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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