To-do list: 20 Katy-area events to check out in May, June

The Brazilian Country Festival on June 2 is one of several events Katy-area residents can do this summer.

The Brazilian Country Festival on June 2 is one of several events Katy-area residents can do this summer.

Here is your ultimate local guide for events, meetings, activities and more in May and June 2019. Find more or submit Katy events at communityimpact.com/kty-calendar.


Experience Venezuelan Rock


May 24
Pipo Productions is bringing a tribute to one of the most influential Venezuelan rock bands of the ‘80s, Sentimiento Muerto. 7-11 p.m. $45 (general entrance), $55 (VIP). Shevere Bar & Venue, 25600 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. 832-709-9289. www.eventbrite.com/e/vacilando-entre-panas-katy-tx-tributo-a-sentimiento-muerto-tickets-60455566226?aff=aff0eventful





Cook with your child


May 24
Life Just Gets Better Cooking Classes is hosting a Parent and Me cooking class for children 2-4 years old to learn measuring, slicing and kitchen safety. Exact address to the north Katy home where the event will take place will be sent in a confirmation email. 2:30-4 p.m. $45. www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-and-me-cooking-class-its-time-for-breakfast-tickets-58513976880





Free produce to those in need


May 25
Powerhouse Church of Katy with Katy Christian Ministries is giving away vegetables to anyone in need on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone seeking help does not have to be a Katy Christian Ministries client to qualify. Free. 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Powerhouse Church, 1818 Katyland Drive, Katy.
281-391-9623. www.ktcm.org





Celebrate a Country


May 25
Ites Events welcomes the community to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan. Guests will enjoy live music, games, snacks and wine. Babysitting will be pro- vided at $10 per child. 6 -11:30 p.m. $50 (ages 12+). Cinco Royal Ballroom, 25600 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 200, Katy. 903-600-0098. www.itesevents.com





Talk books over drinks


May 28
The Katy Branch Library book club is discussing “Nightwoods” by Charles Frazier about a young woman who lives in an isolated cabin in the mountains. Check out a copy at the library’s front desk located at 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 8-9:30 p.m. Free. No Label Brewing, 5351 First St., Katy. 281-391-3509. www.hcpl.net/location/ katy-branch-library





Rock out to music


May 31
The Wildcatter Saloon presents the Plain White T’s with special guests Hindsight and Forever Miles. 6-10:30 p.m. $20-$25 (ticket), $25 (picnic table seating), $50 (table seating). 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-392-2337. www.facebook.com/ events/2261478234173407/





Cool down at a water park


May 31
Houston’s First Baptist Church is hosting a summer event for families with school-age children to Typhoon Texas. Adult supervision is required. 6:30 p.m. $15 (ages 3+), $20 (after May 17, ages 3+), free (ages 0-2). 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 713-681-8000. www.houstonsfirst.org/the-loop/event/family-night-at-typhoon-texas/301771





Exercise your mind


June 1
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Library hosts a chess day for all ages and skill levels to practice their strategies. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy. 281-395-1311. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us





Shop local


June 1
The Farmers’ Market on Grand Parkway offers the community natural products, including produce, raw honey, farm-fresh chicken and duck eggs as well as handmade soap. 8 a.m.-noon. Free.
1225 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy. 823-878-9806. www.farmersmarketongrandparkway.com/





Boot up for a dance


June 2
Brazilian Women Foundation and Next Brazilian Productions are teaming up to bring the Katy area an authentic Brazilian country festival with children’s activities, food and live performances. noon-8 p.m. $15. 26913 Katy Freeway. 281-966-5507. www.braziliancountryfestival.eventbrite.com





Learn origami crafts


June 6
Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton
Branch Library hosts an activity hour for middle schoolers to learn how to create 3D origami. 3-4 p.m. Free. 8100 FM 359 S., Fulshear. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us





June 6


The second annual Taste of LaCenterra showcases small bites from new and established restaurants inside the outdoor mall. Ticket sales and silent auction proceeds benefit Katy nonprofit Hope Impacts, which works to reduce homelessness in the area. 6-9 p.m.$10 (ages 4-11), $25 (ages 12+). 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 281-395-5533. www.facebook.com/ events/2194669667417112/





Craft with the girls


June 7
Creative Learning Society is hosting a terracotta pot decoration social for anyone who loves crafting. Take home a pot and plant to enjoy. 6:30 p.m. $55 (includes crafts and food). Serene Beans, 5603 Third St., Katy. 713-876-2585. www.facebook.com/events/405820780233391/





Watch a movie at the park


June 14
The city of Katy is hosting Katy Summer Nights for families to enjoy “Emperor’s New Groove.” 8 p.m. Free. VFW Park, 6202 George Bush Drive, Katy. 281-391-4760. www.facebook.com/events/2967323923279495/





Get free legal advice


June 15
Houston Volunteer Lawyers will offer one-on-one legal advice to anyone who needs it on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 50 people. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Katy VA Outpatient Clinic, 750 Westgreen Blvd., Katy. 713-228-0732. www.makejusticehappen.org





Enjoy a cover band


June 15
Houston-based Identity Crisis is performing at Central Green. The band plays cover songs from classic rock to rhythm and blues. Listeners are encour- aged to sing and dance along. 7 p.m. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.centralgreenpark.com





Run and drink craft beer


June 15
No Label Brewing is hosting a 5K run for adults who enjoy craft beer and exercise. The event is friendly to walkers. Upon finishing, attendees will have access to the No Label Brewing tasting room to sample up to four beers. 8 a.m. $45 entry through June 1, $55 until June 14. $60 on race day. 5351 First St., Katy. 281-693-7545. www.runintexas.com/beerrun





Attend a networking luncheon


June 17
The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce is hosting a luncheon with leaders from the Energy Corridor. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $40 (members), $50 (nonmembers). Taste of Texas, 10505 Katy Freeway, Katy. 713-782-3777. https://ghwcc.org/





Learn about college opportunities


June 17
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Library is helping future college graduates and their parents or guardians learn about applying for postsecondary education. A presentation on how to apply will be in the multipurpose room at 12:30 p.m. At
1 p.m., representatives from colleges and universities will share information about financial aid and student housing. Free. 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy. 281-395-1311. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us





Party like a superhero


June 17
Katy Budget Books is hosting a Create Your Own Superhero Party for future vigilantes in kindergarten through 4th grade. Activities include custom making, snacking and outdoor fun. Attendees will leave the event with a book. 10 a.m. $20. 2450 Fry Road, Houston. 281-578-7770. www.katybooks.com


By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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