7 things to do in Houston this weekend, May 19-21


From live music to cultural festivals, Houston has a lot to offer in arts and entertainment this weekend. Here are seven events to consider attending:

May 19: Train performs in The Woodlands

Train performs with O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield as part of the “Play that Song” tour. 6 p.m. $25-$79.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.woodlandscenter.org/events/featured/train

May 19-21: Houston Greek Fest

Fifteen thousand attendees are expected at this festival of church tours, shopping, dancing, children’s activities and Greek foods including spanakopita and baklava. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Saturday), noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children 10 and under), $5 (adults). St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Eldridge Pkwy., Houston. 281-815-4600. www.houstongreekfest.com

May 19-21: Pasadena Strawberry Festival

The annual festival touts live music, a carnival, barbecue cook-off, beauty pageants and the world’s largest strawberry shortcake. 3 p.m.-midnight (Friday), 10 a.m.-midnight (Saturday), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children under 5), $5 (children 5-12 and seniors), $15 (general admission), $30 (three-day pass). Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7603 Red Bluff Road, La Porte. 281-991-9500. www.strawberryfest.org

May 19-21: “Front Porch Society

The Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of a play about four elderly women living in rural Mississippi the night before Americans elected President Barack Obama. 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 3 p.m. (Sunday). $23-$50. The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St., Houston. 713-520-0055. www.ensemblehouston.com

May 20: Asian Heritage Bus Tours

Transportation and lunch are included for participants as they visit notable religious sites, local restaurants, Asian grocery stores and shopping destinations. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $35. Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Drive, Houston. 713-271-6100. www.cchouston.org

May 20-21: Houston Women’s Expo

Shopping booths, free samples, food and drink tastings, spa treatments, DIY workshops and seminars are scheduled for this weekend event. Keynote speakers include Phaedra Parks, Mario Lopez, Lisa Vanderpump and Leeza Gibbons. Fashion, beauty, cooking, fitness and crafting demonstrations are also planned. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sunday). $10. NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston. www.housotnwomensexpo.com

May 21: Love Street Music Fest

Karbach Brewing Company hosts performances by Saint Motel, JR JR, Lewis Del Mar, Run River North, Cobi, Foreign Air, Charley Crockett, Gio Chamba and Adam Bricks. 1-9 p.m. $34. Karbach Brewing Company, 2032 Karbach St., Houston. 713-680-2739. www.facebook.com/events/1720527304905940


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Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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