May 12: Grab a bite at Friday Night Bites

Bridgeland is hosting Friday Night Bites featuring an assortment of Houston-area food trucks and activities, including a water slide, a foam party and live entertainment from DJ Mike Harvey. Guests should bring pool towels.May 12-13: Learn about the Filipino-American experience

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft will round out its exhibition “Philippine-Made: The Work of Matt Manalo.” The exhibition encapsulates Manalo’s time living in the U.S. after immigrating with his family to Houston. It features self-reflective sculptures made from air-dry clay, bamboo and plant materials that have ties to Manalo’s home country of the Philippines.May 12: Climb a treetop course at twilight

Aerial outdoor obstacle course Texas Tree Ventures is hosting a climbing event with a two-hour climb at twilight, finishing the night with snow cones and an activity for participants.May 12: Party on the plaza at Avenida Houston

Head to downtown for a seasonal celebration from Houston First Corporation. This event takes place on two Fridays in May. Entertainment for May 12 is Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras, and Z’maji Glamouratti & Lone Star Discoteq. For May 19, Mustache The Band will be the live entertainment. Take pictures with a 12-foot selfie display within walking distance.May 12-14: See a musical

Class Act Theater presents “Anything Goes,” a musical by Cole Porter, featuring the classic songs and story set aboard a 1930s luxury ocean liner.
  • 7:30 p.m. (May 12-13), 2:30 p.m. (May 13-14)
  • $20-$30
  • Class Act Productions, 25275 Budde Road, Ste. 27, The Woodlands
  • 281-941-8500.
May 12-14: Stop by a Mother’s Day photo op

The Woodlands Market Street will have a Mother’s Day-themed photo display for visitors to create a photo memory as they treat their mothers to brunch, lunch or dinner nearby.May 13: Check out the HTown Market at POST Houston

HTown Happy Hour brings an all-day event to POST Houston’s X Atrium and Z Atrium. See the works of local business owners, entrepreneurs, artists and authors, whose works will also be on sale during the event. In addition, the event will feature a DJ for live entertainment.

May 13: Engage in museum activities

Children in second to fourth grades are invited to come to the Tomball Museum Center for a Kids’ Museum Day. This event will include a tour of the one-room schoolhouse, and children can make a whirligig, dye a bandana and write with a feather pen. Registration is required. All kids must wear old clothes and be accompanied by an adult.

May 13: Attend a community food fair

Katy Christian Ministries and Parkway Fellowship will be distributing hundreds of pounds of free food and fresh produce to neighbors facing food insecurity. All community members are welcome to attend.May 13: Explore diverse programs at a book festival

The Asia Society Texas Center is hosting the annual BIPOC Book Fest showcasing literary works that feature artists who are Black, Indigenous or people of color as well as other creatives of marginalized communities. The festival combines unique programming, panels, readings and poetry performances that celebrate Houston’s diversity. Speakers include Houston poet laureate emeritus Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton; local visual artist Reginald Adams; and Anita Jaisinghani, chef and owner of the restaurant Pondicheri; among others.
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • $5
  • Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston
  • 713-496-9901.
May 13: Attend a choir performance

The Montgomery County Choral Society is hosting a concert that will be Schubert and Sherbet themed with a performance of Schubert’s “Mass in G Major” in collaboration with the College Park High School Choral Department. In addition, there will be a Broadway medley. A reception will follow.
  • 7 p.m. (doors open)
  • $20 (general admission), $15 (senior citizens), $5 (students)
  • First Methodist Conroe, 4308 W. Davis St., Conroe

May 13: Browse local art

DaVinci Artists’ Gallery is hosting its second-to-last open house, where attendees can come to browse and purchase local artists’ work. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

May 13: Attend an Earth Day festival

The Woodlands Township will host an Earth Day festival with live entertainment by The Buck Yeager Band, games, acrobatics, juggling, face painting and local organizations. Interactive displays feature local wildlife as well as tips for protecting waterways and recycling while teaching community members how to go green in their own homes. Those inspired to follow sustainable practices year-round are encouraged to connect with local organizations that need volunteers at the event. The event is for all ages.May 13: Catch a movie in Montgomery

The city of Montgomery will be hosting a movie night at the park with the movie “Coco” in May. The city will also allow local vendors to sell food items during the movie.
  • Dusk (specific time TBD)
  • Free (admission)
  • Cedar Brake Park, 21358 Eva St., Montgomery
  • 936-597-6434.
May 13: Celebrate a museum’s anniversary

Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum Dedication is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an event that includes a scavenger hunt.
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free
  • Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum, 6002 George Bush Drive, Katy
  • 281-574-8618.

May 13: Bring mom to tea

The Tomball Methodist Church will celebrate Mother’s Day with a Kentucky Derby-themed tea. There will be prizes awarded for the best dressed, the best hat and the best table decorations, and all proceeds are donated to Love Heals Youth to help foster youth.

  • 2 p.m.
  • $5 (4 and younger), $9 (ages 5-12), $18 (over age 12)
  • Tomball Methodist Church, 1603 Baker St., Tomball
  • 281-351-1249.
May 13: Listen for a good cause

The Tidelanders will perform a benefit concert for Fort Bend Family Promise. The concert will feature traditional barbershop melodies as well as rock ‘n’ roll, patriotic songs and Broadway musicals.
  • Doors open at 1:30 p.m., and the concert will start at 2 p.m.
  • $20 (in advance), $25 (at the door)
  • 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City
  • 281-499-3502.

May 13: Check out vintage hot rods

The First Presbyterian Church in Tomball is hosting its ninth annual vintage car festival, which will feature approximately 50 cars. Attendees will also be able to browse vendor booths and enjoy indoor and outdoor crafts, face painting, a petting zoo, live entertainment, and barbecue sandwiches for sale.

  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • First Presbyterian Church Tomball, 30410 Hwy. 249, Tomball
  • 979-299-4185.
May 13: Visit a spring art show

Market Street is hosting its Spring Fine Arts Show, a gathering for artists in The Woodlands. Families are invited to browse, enjoy live music and participate in artist demonstrations.May 13: Meet a local artist

Local artist Hannah Maria will host a meet and greet at the Tomball Community Library, where attendees can chat with her and discuss her inspiration, techniques and paintings.May 14: Mother's Day brunch

The Abundant Harvest Kitchen has teamed up with Executive Chef Joe Macri at Elm and Magnolia in Old Town Spring for a special Mother's Day Brunch in which profits will go toward helping veterans and stopping food insecurity.May 14: Enjoy a Mother’s Day celebration

Market Street is holding a Mother’s Day event with live music by contemporary and smooth jazz performers Fahrenheit Duo. Reservations at Market Street restaurants are recommended.

May 14: Enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch

Paradigm Brewing Co. is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch with a menu that includes dishes, such as avocado toast, chicken and waffles, and breakfast tacos. Moms also get one free mimosa.