Mark your calendar with these community events coming up in March and April. Find more or submit Bellaire, Meyerland and West University events at


01 through May 25: Explore the glory of Spain at The Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts a traveling exhibition spanning more than 4,000 years of Hispanic art and culture through paintings, drawings, sculptures, and more. Free (members, children 12 and younger), $23 (adults 19 years old and older), $18 (ages 13-18 and 65 and older). 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston. 713-639-7300.

07: Learn more about DJ Screw

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston hosts a workshop based around the exhibition, “Slowed and Throwed,” in which participants can learn more about DJ Screw through making collages, buttons and stickers. The museum’s Teen Council leads the workshop. 2-4 p.m. Free. 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston. 713-284-8250.

07: Celebrate 50 years of Rice’s Media Center

Rice University commemorates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Rice Media Center and film and photography program through screenings of James Blue and David MacDougall films. 7 p.m. Free. 2030 University Blvd., Houston. 713-348-4882.

14: Touch a Truck in Bellaire

Texas Children’s Hospital and the Bellaire Police Department present Touch a Truck at Evelyn’s Park, bringing monster trucks, heavy equipment, high-water vehicles and more for the entire family. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 4400 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire. 281-946-9372.

14 through April 4: Check out ‘Pinocchio’

The Company OnStage provides an on-stage adaptation of the tale of the wooden puppet Pinocchio in Italian comedic fashion. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. (March 22). Free to $10, depending on ticket option. 4930 W. Bellfort Blvd. 713-726-1219.

15: Enjoy performance from ‘Posies’ musician

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, through its Coffee House Live outreach program, hosts Posies founding member Ken Stringfellow as he plays songs and stories from his work as a solo artist, as well as with the Posies, Big Star, REM, Neil Young, Mercury Rev, Ringo Starr, Robyn Hitchcock, and more. $20-$75 for a special ticketed event. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston. 713-667-1703.

17: Take in some chamber music

Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music hosts Pavel Haas Quartet as the group performs a contemporary midsummer quartet written specifically for them, a Beethoven quartet, and a Tchaikovsky tribute to a friend. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20-$85. 6100 Main St., Houston. 713-348-4854.

20: Enjoy Hands Percussion at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Miller Outdoor Theatre hosts its first performance of the 2020 season with contemporary and traditional percussive music from the Hands Percussion music group, out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Traditional costumes and high energy accompany the group as it seeks to preserve its cultural heritage. Free and open to the public. 8 p.m. 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 832-487-7102.

21: See an Irish dance performance

The Bellaire City Library celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with an exciting performance by Clann Kelly School of Irish Dance. The public is invited to come and participate and even learn a step or two. Free and open to the public. 2 p.m. 5111 Jessamine St., Bellaire. 713-662-8160.

21-April 01: 16th Annual Jewish Film Festival

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston hosts the 16th annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. Tickets and showtimes vary. Venues include the ERJCC; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Holocaust Museum, Houston. 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston; 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston; 5401 Caroline St., Houston. 713-729-3200.

24: Attend an author talk and book signing

Brazos Bookstore hosts a talk and book signing for author Christina Soontornva and her new work, “A Wish in the Dark,” a tale about a boy named Pong and his journey away from the prison he calls home. 6 p.m. Free, though a copy of the book must be purchased from Brazos Bookstore to be able to enter the signing line and meet Soontornva. 2421 Bissonnet St., Houston. 713-523-0701.

29: Enjoy the Hermann Park Kite Festival

The Hermann Park Conservancy hosts its seventh annual kite festival, with people from across the city converging on Miller Hill to fly kites of all shapes and colors. Local live music acts play during the event, and food trucks will be on-site. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 1700 Hermann Drive, Houston. 713-524-5876.


04: Participate in Bellaire Trolley Run

The city of Bellaire, Patrons for Bellaire Parks and the Al Lawrence Running Club host the 25th annual Trolley Run, allowing participants the opportunity to walk or run either a 5K or 1 mile. 7:30 a.m. $30-$32 (5K, depending on chip timer), $20-$30 (1 mile, depending on age group). 7008 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire. 713-662-8280.

04-05: Music Fest at Willow Water Hole

The Willow Water Hole hosts its eighth annual Music Fest over the weekend, with 14 professional bands and music performances as well as bird art by area schools and students. Food trucks will be on-site. Noon-8 p.m. (Sat.), noon-6 p.m. (Sun.) Free. 5300 Dryad Drive, Houston.