Local theater, exhibits and a brisket cookoff: 7 things to do in Spring and Klein this weekend, Feb. 1-3

Beach Bumsbar will host its annual brisket cook-off this weekend.

Beach Bumsbar will host its annual brisket cook-off this weekend.

Here are a few ways to spend time in Spring and Klein this weekend, Feb. 1-3.

1. Attend a play by a local theater company
Under the direction of Sammy Green, Playhouse 1960 will perform “Calendar Girls” based on the Miramax motion picture of the same name. 8 p.m. (Feb. 1-2), 3 p.m. (Feb. 3). $18-$21. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.ph1960.com

Under the direction of Lisa Garza, Stageworks Theatre will perform “Sylvia,” a modern romantic company about marriage and a dog. 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 1-2), 3 p.m. (Feb. 3). $17-$25. Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org

2. Visit a special monthlong February exhibit
Photographer, artist and author Art Rothenberg will be displaying his photography art gallery "Capturing Life Thru The Lens" on the second floor alcove of the Barbara Bush Library throughout the month of February. The gallery offers unique perspectives of Houston, focusing on people, culture, architecture and nature, Rothenberg said. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Feb. 1), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Feb. 2). Free. Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 832-927-7800. www.hcpl.net/location/barbara-bush-branch-library-cypress-creek

A special Spring Historical Museum exhibit will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February chronicling the history of the Old Town Spring Heights community, which was founded in 1885 as an historically African-American community. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Feb. 1-2), 1-4 p.m. (Feb. 3). Free. Spring Historical Museum, 403 Main St., Spring. 281-651-0055. www.oldtownspring.com

3. Attend the Kreinhop Elementary carnival
The Kreinhop Elementary PTO hosts a carnival with games, food, raffles and a silent auction Feb. 2. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Kreinhop Elementary School, 21010 Ella Blvd., Spring. 832-484-7400. www.kreinhop.kleinisd.net

4. See Josh Abbott in concert
Josh Abbott and William Clark Green’s acoustic “Hanging Around” tour comes to Big Texas Spring on Feb. 1 with Grant Gilbert as the opening performance. Doors open at 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. $22.50-$27.50. Big Texas Spring, 19959 Holzwarth Road, Spring. 281-353-8898. www.bigtexassaloon.com

5. Enter a brisket cookoff at Beach Bumsbar
Beach Bumsbar hosts its annual brisket cookoff Feb. 3. Briskets can be cooked at home or on-site and will be served to the public. Judging will take place from 2:30-4 p.m., and the winner will receive a $100 cash prize, while the second place entry will receive a $50 bar tab. 1 p.m. Free (no entry fee). Beach Bumsbar, 3410 FM 2920, Ste. 10, Spring. 281-528-2127. https://www.facebook.com/beachbumsbar2920

By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.