15 in-person and virtual events for Cy-Fair residents to check out in March

The Traders Village Auto Swap meet will take place March 13-14 this year, featuring hundreds of vendors offering car parts and accessories. (Courtesy Traders Village)
The Traders Village Auto Swap meet will take place March 13-14 this year, featuring hundreds of vendors offering car parts and accessories. (Courtesy Traders Village)

The Traders Village Auto Swap meet will take place March 13-14 this year, featuring hundreds of vendors offering car parts and accessories. (Courtesy Traders Village)

Cy-Fair residents can attend a number of events in March that take place both in-person and virtually.

In-person events

March 5, 6, 11-14: Support local theater

Four performances remain of the Playhouse 1960 production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a dark comedy about a drama critic who has to deal with his unusual family. The theater has implemented safety precautions including maintaining social distancing and requiring face coverings for everyone age 10 and older. 8 p.m. (March 5-6, March 11-13), 3 p.m. (March 14). $18-$21. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.ph1960.com

March 6: Check out a community garage sale

Members of the Barker Lake community in Cypress will host a communitywide garage sale that is open to the general public. 7 a.m.-noon. Free. Barker Lake community, Barker Cypress Road at Riata Lake Drive, Cypress. 281-463-1777. www.barkerlakehoa.com

March 8: Golf to support local Autism nonprofit

The Foundation for Autism Care, Education and Services will host its annual golf tournament fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the local organization, which provides scholarships for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to receive Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $175 (individual), $700 (team). BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-757-6750. www.facesautism.org

March 13-14: Stop by the Traders Village Auto Swap Meet

The local market will host its annual Auto Swap Meet, featuring hundreds of vendors offering car parts and accessories. Classic and antique vehicles will also be on display. 8 a.m. Free (admission), $5 (parking). 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com/houston

March 17: Catch an outdoor movie at Matzke Park

Harris County Precinct 4 will hold a family-friendly movie night, featuring “The Princess and the Frog” and take-home craft kits. Social distancing and face covering requirements will be enforced. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Matzke Park, 13110 Jones Road, Houston. 713-733-6444. www.hcp4.net

March 27: Compete in a barbecue cookoff

Frio Grill will host the 12th annual 3BQ Cookoff for local residents to compete. Mike Gilbert and The Wilder Blue will perform live music. 11 a.m. Free (admission). Frio Grill, 16410 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-256-3746. www.friogrill.com

March 27-28: Browse booths at the annual Cy-Fair Home and Outdoor Living Show

This show will feature home and garden exhibitions, color and design consultations from home improvement experts, a plant sale, food demonstrations, DIY workshops and food trucks. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $5 (adult admission), free (age 12 and younger). 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 832-274-3944. www.cyfairhomeandgarden.com

Virtual events

March 1-31: Participate in the annual Walk to End HIV

The 2021 iteration of this event, hosted by AIDS Foundation Houston, has gone virtual and will run through the end of March. To participate, walkers can create a fundraising page, set goals and share the page with people they know. Participants will track their progress leading up to a virtual celebration set for April 9. All-day event. Free. Online event. 713-623-6796. www.aidswalkhouston.org

March 27: Learn about summer camps in Houston

The Houston Camp Fair will take place online and is free and open to the public. Attendees can learn about summer camp providers in the Houston area and their plans for summer camps in 2021. 10-11 a.m. (Houston). Free. Virtual event. 800-437-6125. www.activityhero.com

Live music

The Ranch Bar + Kitchen

13245 Jones Road, Houston. 832-960-7111. www.facebook.com/theranchbarandkitchen

March 5: Jody Booth, 9 p.m.

The Backyard Grill

9435 Jones Road, Houston. 281-897-9200. www.thebackyardgrill.com

March 19: Scott LeDoux, 8 p.m.

The Barn at Frio

16416 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-968-4220. www.friogrill.com

March 13: Pecos •& The Rooftops, 5 p.m.

March 19: Mike Ryan, 6 p.m.

March 20: Giovannie & The Hired Guns, 5 p.m.

March 27: Cody Morrow, TBA
By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.
By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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