Texas Hold 'em tournament benefits local youth scholarships, a craft and vendor show: 6 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, Feb. 2-4

From a poker tournament to a vendor show and live music, here are six things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery area this weekend, Feb. 2-4:

1. Lone Star First Saturday on Feb. 3
The city of Montgomery hosts the monthly crafters' market event on Saturday morning, featuring homemade and homegrown products, live music and concessions. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Old Community Center, 14420 Liberty St., Montgomery. www.experiencemontgomery.com

2. First Saturday Art Gallery on Feb. 3
Central Market Fine Art Gallery hosts a day of art and antiques, featuring more than 400 pieces of art from 17 local artists. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the gallery also hosts a free art class for intellectually disabled adults. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Central Market Fine Art Gallery, 225 N. Thompson St., Conroe. www.facebook.com/centralmarketfineartgallery

3. Cards for Kids on Feb. 3
The Montgomery County Fair Association hosts the annual Cards for Kids event. Adults can register to participate in a no-limit Texas Hold ’em tournament. The tournament winners will divide the proceeds, which they will use for any of the three auctions during the county fair.  Proceeds from the auction go toward scholarships for the youth of Montgomery County. 4:30 a.m.-midnight. $300. Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, Horseshoe Club, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-760-3631. www.mcfa.org

4. Weekender Vendor Show on Feb. 3-4
The two-day shopping event features handmade crafts and products, boutique items and gifts. This indoor shopping event is scheduled for one weekend every month. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sunday). Free (admission). KOA Lake Conroe Event Center, 19875 Hwy. 105 W., Montgomery. 936-828-2142. www.facebook.com/weekendervendorshow

5. Live music 
The Corner Pub
302 N. Main St., Conroe

Feb. 2 | Ian Eisinger | 9 p.m.
Feb. 3 | Comedy Show | 8-9:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 | Caleb Boles | 10 p.m.

Pacific Yard House
101 Metcalf St., Conroe

Feb. 2 | Copper Chief with Courtney Patton | 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 | Shea Abshier & the Nighthowlers | 9 p.m.

The Red Brick Tavern
119 Simonton St., Conroe

Feb. 2 | Clayton Gardner | 9:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 | Dan Johnson Music | 9:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 | Matt Harlan | 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 4 | In The Round: Ordinary Elephant, Brian Kalinec and Jackson Emmer | 7 p.m.

6. Live theater
Owen Theatre
225 Metcalf St., Conroe

Feb. 2-3 | “Steel Magnolias” | 8 p.m.
Feb. 4 | “Steel Magnolias” | 2 p.m.

By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.


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