Regatta, art festival and Tour de Houston: Local Heights, River Oaks and Montrose events in March-April

Courtesy Jordan Mahoney/Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Courtesy Jordan Mahoney/Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Courtesy Jordan Mahoney/Buffalo Bayou Partnership

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Courtesy city of Houston
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Courtesy Katya Horner/Bayou City Art Festival

Mark your calendar with these community events in March and early April. Find more or submit Heights, River Oaks and Montrose events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar



March


06 through June 07: Learn to appreciate Houston’s DJ Screw

“Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses” is a new exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston focusing on the legacy of DJ Screw. The hip-hop DJ was known for his innovative “chopped and screwed” samples of music creating a stretched and layered audio. The exhibit will be paired with photography and new media complementing the work. Free. 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston. 713-284-8250. www.camh.org

07 through 08: Get some new ideas for home improvement

The Inaugural HTown Home and Outdoor Show at Silver Street Studios will feature home improvement products and services from over 200 exhibitors with new do-it-yourself workshops, along with tips from FloodFrame director Tasha Nielsen to protect homes against the next flood. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sun.). $9-$10. 2000 Edwards St., Houston. 832-265-2001. www.texwoodshows.com

07: Grab a kayak for the Regatta


The 48th annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta, a 15-mile race along Buffalo Bayou, is open to participants age 12 and older. Registration closes March 5. The route begins near San Felipe Street and South Voss Road and ends at Allen’s Landing, 1005 Commerce St., Houston. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $60. 713-752-0314. www.buffalobayou.org

11: Learn to craft a memoir

The literary arts nonprofit Writespace hosts a course at Silver Street Studios on memoir writing, covering various techniques and the process of capturing a life story. Space is limited. 6-9 p.m. $375 (members), $395 (nonmembers). 2000 Edwards St., Ste. 208, Houston. 713-487-5603. www.writespacehouston.org

13 through April 04: Catch a dramatic comedy

“Between Riverside and Crazy,” a dramatic comedy about a New York City cop’s struggles with family, race, death and a run-down apartment, makes its Houston debut at 4th Wall Theatre Company. Showtimes vary. $17-$53. 1824 Spring St., Houston. 832-767-4991. www.4thwalltheatreco.com

15: Raise funds and ride a bike in Tour De Houston

Tour de Houston, an MS 150-recommended training ride, is an annual event that raises funds for the city’s reforestation program. The race offers 20-, 40- and 60-mile length options starting at City Hall and winding through city neighborhoods and parks. 7:30 a.m. $40 (in advance), $45 (race day). 901 Bagby St. www.houstontx.gov/tourdehouston

16 through April 20: Take a break at Levy Park

With school out for spring break, the Levy Park Conservancy will host daylong activities throughout the week. Activities include story time, piano play, science workshops by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, games, dance and more. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 3801 Eastside St., Houston. 713-522-7275. www.levyparkhouston.org

21 through 22: Sample Palestinian culture at 10th annual festival

The Houston Palestinian Festival marks 10 years of celebrating the middle eastern country’s culture. The event takes place at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park and will offer cultural displays, food, vendors, a traditional wedding showcase and live entertainment. 1-9 p.m. Free (children age 4 and under), $5 (ages 5-11), $10 (adults). Prices increase at the door.

105 Sabine St., Houston. www.pacchouston.org

27-29: Support local artists at the Bayou City Art Festival

The twice-annual Bayou City Art Festival brings 300 artists to Memorial Park, offering prints, sculptures, clothing and other crafts. The festival also includes music, food trucks, a wine and beer garden, and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 (children ages 6-12), $12 (adults). Memorial Drive at South Picnic Lane. 713-521-0133. www.artcolonyassociation.org

28: Inspire children with a day of music

The Heights Kids’ Day of Music at Love Park offers two stages with local performances, a “petting zoo” of band and orchestra instruments, a “singing station” with short opera song performances, dancing and drumming tents, and a Creative Zone with more than 20 arts groups. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 1000 W. 12th St., Houston. www.heightskidsdayofmusic.org

28: Honor a civic leader with The Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Houston honors David. S. Wolff, the chair and president of Wolff Cos., as its 2020 Distinguished Citizen at its annual award gala at The St. Regis Houston. 7-11 p.m. $325 (sponsorship opportunities available). 1919 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston. 713-973-9936. www.distinguishedcitizenaward.com

April


04: Attend the inaugural Houston Oyster Festival

The Galveston Bay Foundation will hold its first oyster festival at Silver Street Studios. The event will feature more than 15 local restaurants serving up oysters and other seafood, as well as live music, exhibits and cocktails. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $35-$150. 2000 Edwards St., Houston. 281-332-3381. www.galvbay.org
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By Matt Dulin

Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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