Stageworks Theatre presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
Stageworks Theatre presents a performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $19-$31. 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org
Attend the grand opening for an art gallery honoring fallen soldiers
The Portrait of a Warrior Memorial Art Gallery holds its grand opening at 13455 Cutten Road, Houston. The gallery features work by Ken Pridgeon, who has painted portraits of fallen armed services members and police officers for the past seven years. 11 a.m. Free. 13455 Cutten Road, Houston. 832-514-1452. www.portraitofawarrior.org
Celebrate African-American writers and visit a pop-up library
Barbara Bush Library Friends hosts the African-American Read-In, featuring authors who will discuss their books and offer them for sale. The event also includes a pop-up library, storytime and crafts. Winners of a short story and essay contest will be announced at the event. 1-3 p.m. Free. Cypress Creek Community Center Church Forum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. www.bblf.org
Worth the trip: Homestead Heritage Day and Second Sunday Pickers at Precinct 4 park
Homestead Heritage Day presents a look at 19th century Texas settler life as the skills of the past are demonstrated by costumed re-enactors. A Civil War re-enactment begins at 2 p.m. and the day includes demonstrations in blacksmithing, black powder weaponry, open fire cooking and other crafts. Performances take place throughout the day by groups including the Celtaire String Band and Laughing Lizards.
On Sunday, the Second Sunday Pickers perform acoustic music including country-and-western, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Cajun and blues. Visitors are welcome to listen, sing along or bring an instrument to join in. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.), 2-4 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 281-446-8588. www.hcp4.net/community/parks/jones