Here is what is going on in the area on Aug. 18-20:
1. Senior Dances
Conroe Parks and Recreation Department hosts its weekly senior dances, where couples and singles age 60 or older gather to dance to live music. Friday evening’s live band is Jem Dandy Band playing a variety of music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Conroe Activity Center, 1204 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe. 936-522-3900. www.cityofconroe.org
2. Texas Taco, Tequila and Margarita Festival
Inspire Productions brings its annual Texas Taco, Tequila and Margarita Festival to downtown Conroe on Saturday. The event features more than 35 taco vendors, tequila flights and tastings, margaritas, beer and live music. The festival includes a monkey comedy show, a taco contest and a kids zone, complete with water slides, games and face painting. Free admission is granted for children age 12 and younger, as well as teachers, police, military and first responders with valid identification. Noon-10 p.m. Aug. 19. Free (age 12 and younger), $7 (admission), $25 (tequila happy hour). Heritage Place, 500 Collins, Conroe. www.thetexastacofestival.com
3. Back the Brave Day
Back the Brave Day is on Saturday at Blackwood Gun Club, benefitting local nonprofit organization Back the Brave. The organization helps first responders and their families with financial or logistical needs in the case of a death or serious injury in the line of duty. Fundraiser participants can shoot at the gun range. The event offers barbecue to purchase during lunch hours, live music and raffle prizes. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $25 (per person), $100 (group of 5 people). Blackwood Gun Club, 11400 FM 2854, Conroe. 936-441-4040. www.blackwoodgunclub.com
4. LIVE THEATER
The Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St., Conroe
Aug. 18-20 | Fiddler on the Roof | times vary
5. LIVE MUSIC
The Corner Pub
302 N. Main St., Conroe
Aug. 18 | The King Bees | 9 p.m.
Aug. 19 | Michael Player Band | 9 p.m.
The Red Brick Tavern
119 Simonton St., Conroe
Aug. 18 | PUSHWATER | 9 p.m.
Aug. 19 | Indian & The Jones | 9 p.m.
Aug. 20 | Jim Sloan Trio | 11:30 a.m.
Game On Sports Bar
1717 N. Frazier St.
Aug. 19 | JB and the Moonshine Band with John Loring Band | 8 p.m.
230 Lexington Ct., Conroe
Aug. 18 | Maddox & Steel | 8 p.m.