Katy Market Day, live music and crawfish: 7 things to do this weekend in Katy, May 18-20

The Dirty Reckless will be playing at EinStein's Pub in the Katy area this weekend.  More live music is featured throughout the Katy area all weekend long.

The Dirty Reckless will be playing at EinStein's Pub in the Katy area this weekend. More live music is featured throughout the Katy area all weekend long.

There are plenty of events to explore in Katy this weekend, including multiple live music shows. Residents can also enjoy other family-friendly events such as Katy Market Day. Here are seven Katy area events to consider participating in this weekend:


Friday

1. Hear The Ruxpins perform at Baker Street Pub & Grill


The ’80s tribute band performs live at the local pub. Enjoy covers of songs by artists such as Pat Benatar and Billy Idol. 9 p.m.-midnight. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 713-830-1858. www.bakerstreetpub.com





2. Listen to The Dirty Reckless live at EinStein’s Pub


Nick Reklis and his bandmates get onstage at the local pub and bring a variety of hard rock to listeners. The band performs songs from The Kinks, Ozzy Osbourne, Rage Against the Machine and more. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 873 S. Mason Road, Katy. 281-398-6066. www.einsteinspub.com





Saturday

3. Participate in a writers workshop


The Maud Smith Marks Branch Library’s featured topic is, “Setting, the Forgotten Element.” The workshop will explore how setting is essential for helping readers visualize the story. Writers workshop participants are encouraged to bring laptops. 1-3 p.m. Free. 1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy. 281-492-8592. www.hcpl.net/location/maudsmith-marks-branch-library





4. Have fun with the family at the Family Freedom Festival


Veterans of Foreign Wars post 9182 hosts this event featuring live music from The Great Pretenders, a balloon artist, face painting and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 6206 George Bush Drive, Katy. www.facebook.com/events/1858107354221026





5. Shop historic downtown Katy at Katy Market Day
The regularly held market will feature musical guests Smith Deville. Visitors will be able to stroll around historic downtown Katy and shop while enjoying live music and food from a variety of vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 5717 Second Street, Katy. 281-391-1993. www.katymarketday.com







Sunday

6. Enjoy gospel music with the Second Baptist Choir


The Second Baptist Church West Campus hosts this event for residents to come and enjoy a tabernacle choir experience with a short sermon by Pastor Seth Phipps. 5-6 p.m. Free. 19449 I-10, Katy. 713-465-3408. www.second.org/west.aspx





7. Eat up at CrawDiggity Dog Fest


St. Peter's United Methodist Church hosts this event for the public featuring hot dogs, crawfish by Scott Murphy of Rock-n-Roux Crawfish, complete with corn and potatoes. The event is family friendly and children 8 years of age and younger eat free. 12-1:30 p.m. $10. 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. 281-492-8031. www.stpkaty.org/crawdiggity-dog-fest