Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!

Aug. 5-6: Lone Star College-CyFair’s library events

Different activities and readings will be available for various age groups at Lone Star College-CyFair’s library, including a crocodile encounter, an Audubon avian adventure, mad science, story times and other activities. Times vary. Free. http://cflibguides.lonestar.edu

Aug. 5-14: “The Mousetrap” performance

Try to crack the case of “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie as it is performed by Stageworks Theatre. The play details the mystery of Monkswell Manor as its guests attempt to figure out which one of them is a murderer—and each one is a suspect. 7:30 p.m. $21-$29.50. Stageworks Theater, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org


Aug. 5-15: Summer Dayz Camp

The Summer Dayz Camp hosted by The Woodlands Township concludes its weekly camps in August. The camps offer a variety of activities, including field trips, STEM activities and swimming for children ages 6-17. Various times. $200 per week. The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park and The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, and 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Aug. 5-Sept. 3: Lego Art Exhibit

Explore works of art made from Lego blocks at “No Limits – The Artistry of Bricks,” the new Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts exhibit. Legos built into monuments such as the downtown Houston skyline and the Alamo in San Antonio will be displayed along with other recognizable creations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tue.-Sat.). Free. Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-376-6322. www.pearlmfa.org
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Aug. 5: Tomball Night

The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 50th annual Tomball Night. The event will consist of shopping, live entertainment, giveaways and children’s activities. A parade of lights will begin at 9:15 p.m. A health expo will be from 5-8 p.m. Free. Downtown Tomball. www.tomballchamber.org

Aug. 5: Friday night market and summer concert series

Redemption Square hosts its Friday night market and summer concert series. The live entertainment starts with an hourlong children’s performance followed by local musicians. The market will offer food, beverages and artisan goods. 6 p.m. Free. Redemption Square, 250 Assay St., Houston. 713-860-3000. www.redemptionsquare.com


Aug. 5-6: Bowl-a-thon

Northwest Assistance Ministries will be hosting a Bowl-a-thon fundraiser. The local nonprofit is looking to the community to help it meet its goal of raising $25,000. Based in Spring, NAM is a local nonprofit with a goal of meeting basic human needs through a "neighbors helping neighbors" philosophy. The organization provides assistance in the forms of food, shelter, health and education. Time TBA. $50-$150. iTZ Family Food & Fun, 183555 Hwy. 249, Houston. 281-885-4555. www.namonline.org/bowling

Aug. 6: Black Health Matters Summit & Health Fair

Black Health Matters is bringing one of the largest public health forums in the country to Houston. Black Health Matters Summit & Health Fair is a free interactive day of education, health screenings and more. The event can be experienced both in person and virtually and includes presentations by clinicians and advocates dedicated to improving the health and wellness of communities of people of color. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Kingdom Builders’ Center, 6011 W. Orem Drive, Houston. https://bhmsummerhealthsummit.vfairs.com/en


Aug. 6: Stars at Night gala

The Texans United for Freedom Foundation will be presenting a Stars at Night gala to honor local first responders. The event will feature live music as well as Sgt. Major Matt Williams, a Medal of Honor recipient, as the guest speaker. 7-11 p.m. $125. 6606 FM 1488, Magnolia. https://e.givesmart.com/events/r0k

Aug. 6: Melon & Berry Fest Market

The second annual Melon & Berry Fest Market in the heart of Cypress is happening this weekend. Berry & Melon Fest is a family-friendly event featuring 125 vendors, 5,000 pounds of farm-fresh field strawberries and melons, a specialty farmers market, the Fredericksburg Peach Truck, live music, free face painting, hourly giveaways, kids activities and food trucks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Lakeland Village Center, 10519 Fry Road, Cypress. 832-473-0599. https://ynfma.org


Aug. 6: LairCon

After a two-year hiatus, LairCon is returning to Houston this weekend. The event will include vendor booths, special guests, a silent auction, a cosplay contest, board game demos, role-playing demos, a storewide clearance sale and a lair loot. Jeff Dee, Tracy Lynn Cruz and Bryson Baugus will be making appearances. The event will also serve as the grand opening of the TableTop Tavern. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Dragon's Lair Houston North, 21155A Hwy. 249, Houston. 832-761-0072. www.facebook.com/dlairhouston

Aug. 6: Neil Diamond tribute

A Neil Diamond Tribute tells the story of Diamond’s life through music from the ’60s to the present. Experience Diamond’s struggles and success while listening to hits such as “Sweet Caroline” and “Song Sung Blue.” 7 p.m. $20. Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. 281-446-4140. www.humblepac.com

Aug. 6: Pokemon league event

The Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library will be hosting an all-ages Pokemon league event sponsored by the Magnolia City Pokemon Gym. Attendees will get to participate in playing the card game and learn strategy from other players. 1:30 p.m. Free (admission). 832-559-4200. www.hcpl.net/events/64357

Aug. 6: Back-to-school drive

The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services and PlazAmericas Mall will team up to host the 15th annual back-to-school drive. The drive will supply 3,000 students with school supplies, books and other items, and the Houston Food Bank will provide 1,000 food boxes for families. The drive will also feature giveaways, community vendors, photobooths and other entertainment. 10 a.m. Free. PlazAmericas Mall, 7500 Bellaire Blvd., Houston. 713-777-1111. https://plazamericas.com

Aug. 7: Back 2 School backpack drive

Global Financial Multi-Services and Forever Hopeful Foundation present their second annual Back 2 School backpack drive located in the Stuebner Airline shopping center with a goal to ensure students K-12 have a great start to the 2022-23 school. In their goal to support student success, each student will be supplied with a backpack containing such items as pens, pencils, markers, loose-leaf paper, binder pouches, tissue boxes, Clorox wipes and more. Noon-4 p.m. Free. 14919 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston. 832-498-3906