May 26: Stargaze in the glades
Starting at sundown, come watch the stars at Memorial Park. Astronomers will show viewers constellations, planets and other visible celestial bodies. Guests are encouraged to bring telescopes, binoculars and blankets.
- 7575 N. Picnic Lane, Houston
- 713-863-8403. www.memorialparkconservancy.org
Families can join Class Act Productions for a rendition of Tony-winning musical “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The play will also run the weekend of June 2-4.
- 2:30-7:30 p.m.
- Class Act Theater, 25275 Budde Road, Ste. 25, The Woodlands.
- 281-941-8500. www.classactproductions.org
The Houston Public Library is showcasing an exhibit that documents the history, lives and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Greater Houston. The “Our Vibrant AAPI Community” exhibit offers a panoramic view of Asian immigrants and their descendants.
- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tue.-Sat.)
- Julia Ideson Building Gallery, 550 McKinney St., Houston
- 832-393-1313. www.houstonlibrary.org
Playhouse 1960 will present a production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” directed by Tina Cafeo. The musical comedy was made famous by the film adaptation starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.
- 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.)
- Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston
- 281-587-8243. www.playhouse1960.com
Community members are invited to join Texas TreeVentures for a three-hour Glow in the Park event which will allow visitors to climb through the course at night with illumination from the ground level. Children ages 6-12 must have an adult accompanying them for the climb.
- 7-10 p.m.
- Texas TreeVentures, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
- 281-210-2048. www.texastreeventures.com
Braeswood Farmers Market offers fresh locally farmed produce, fresh prepared gourmet foods and local food trucks from more than 50 vendors. The market takes place at the Westbury Baptist Church parking lot.
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Westbury Baptist Church, 10425 Hillcroft Ave., Houston
- 713-320-5588. www.braeswoodfarmersmarket.com
Dig World, an amusement park featuring a heavy construction equipment theme, was founded by Jacob Robinson, driven by the enthusiasm of his 8-year-old son Pierce, who has physical and cognitive disabilities and yearned for an inclusive environment to explore his passion. The park aims to foster children's interest in the construction industry while emphasizing accessibility. Inspired by Pierce's tale, Texas A&M Professor Codie Wright authored a children's book titled "Dig World," with a portion of the sales contributing to a dedicated fund supporting Pierce. A book signing will be held this weekend.
- 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- $24.99 (for anyone over 32 inches)
- Dig World, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy
- 346-435-8888. www.digworldtx.com
City Place will kick off Memorial Day weekend with a water lantern festival, during which guests will have the opportunity to design and send off their LED candle-lit lanterns into City Place’s main pond, where they will float among hundreds of others to create a dazzling display. The event will also feature food trucks and live music.
- 5:30-9:30 p.m.
- Free (to watch), $26.98-$55.99 (to participate)
- City Place Plaza, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring
The Ardest Gallery is celebrating student artists by hosting their work. The exhibit will feature various works of art, both 2D and 3D, from students in Montgomery County. There will be a judged show with awards given.
- 4-7 p.m. (May 27), 1-4 p.m. (May 28)
- Ardest Gallery, 903 Honea Egypt Road, Magnolia
- 832-296-6723. www.ardestgallery.com
The annual Memorial Day celebration in The Woodlands will feature live music, children’s activities, and other events and vendors. The evening will conclude with a choreographed fireworks display at Town Green Park.
- 5-9 p.m.
- Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive
- 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov