Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!

March 17-26: Catch a performance

The Players are putting on a performance of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The Players recommend young children do not attend.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.).
  • $25.
  • The Owen Theater, 225 Metcalf St., Conroe.
  • www.owentheatre.com
March 10-June 3: Explore AAPI stories at the library

The Houston Public Library is showcasing an exhibit that documents the history, lives and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the Greater Houston area. The “Our Vibrant AAPI Community” exhibit offers a panoramic view of Asian immigrants and their descendants.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tue.-Sat.).
  • Free.
  • Julia Ideson Building Gallery, 550 McKinney St., Houston.
  • 832-393-1313. www.houstonlibrary.org
March 17-April 14: View a lantern festival

This spring, City Place will be home to Houston's Magical Winter Lights, the largest lantern festival of its kind featuring vibrant elements of flora and fauna. The display will be located near City Place's waterfront and will be illuminated nightly at dusk.March 17-19: See life-size dinosaurs

The Lone Star Convention Center welcomes Jurassic Quest, the only dinosaur event that has life-size dinosaur replicas. Jurassic Quest has over 80 life-like dinosaur replicas that move and walk around. Visitors can play with baby dinosaurs, excavate fossils and train a raptor.
  • Noon-8 p.m. (March 17), 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (March 18), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (March 19).
  • $22.
  • Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe.
  • 936-538-8000. www.jurassicquest.com
March 17: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Land Shark Bar & Grill will host a St. Patrick's Day celebration. Margaritaville guests will be able to enjoy green beer and a classic Irish dish of corned beef and cabbage.March 18: Focus on wellness

The North Harris County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host the Treasure Your Health Total Wellness Expo and Community Funfest, where attendees can receive free health screenings, information from financial resources and tips from wellness professionals. The event will also feature children's activities and a food distribution.March 18: Create art

The Greater Conroe Arts Alliance is hosting the Greater Conroe Arts Festival in downtown Conroe. The event will include live music performances, fine arts vendors, interactive art booths, a Lego build-along and street chalk artists. Guests can also enter the raffle and art auction. Food trucks will provide food and drinks.March 18: Bring a furry friend for a swim

The Woodlands Township will host Soggy Doggy Swim Day with crafts, trick competitions and a fetching game. Dogs must be leashed when not swimming and up-to-date on shots.
  • 10 a.m.-noon.
  • $10 (preregistration); $5 (per additional dog).
  • Creekwood Park and Pond, 3882 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands.
  • 281-519-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
March 18: Learn about Texas history

Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library is hosting an event centered around Texas history. Attendees will be able to hear from guest speaker Kyle Stallones and discuss the events leading up to Texas becoming independent.March 18: Participate in Witches Night Out

Witches Night Out is back with the first event of the year. The Conjure Fair symbolizes the celebration of spring and new beginnings. The annual event includes live music by local artists, magical vendors, entertainment, tarot readings, food and drinks. This is a family-friendly event.March 18: Enjoy a comedy night

The Bearded Fox is hosting a comedy night with comedians Bob Biggerstaff, Clinton Shorter and Steve Cantwell. Attendees will also be able to enjoy craft beer and food trucks.​​March 18: Enjoy craft beer

Southern Star Brewing Co. will celebrate its 15th anniversary Saturday with an anniversary party. The brewery will launch two commemorative beers on tap including "Hecho en Conroe" and "Darlin' like A Marlin 3." The celebration will also include a local vendor market, food trucks and music.March 18: Put on your blue suede shoes

The Creighton Theatre presents Donny Edwards as Elvis Presley for a one-night event. Edwards, the only Elvis tribute artist to perform at Graceland, will perform Elvis' greatest hits.March 18: Take an acrylics class

The Ardest Gallery is hosting an acrylics class with artist Lynn Chatman. Attendees will learn about acrylic inks, acrylic paint, stamps and ink pads. All supplies except for watercolor paper are provided.March 18: Listen to live music

Lone Pint Brewery is welcoming The Beatles tribute band The Fab 5 to its stage this weekend. Attendees will also be able to enjoy food from food trucks and are encouraged to bring chairs.March 19: Help assemble care packages

The public is invited to come out to Boots For Troops’ office and help assemble 50 care packages. There will also be a DJ, refreshments and a kids coloring station with attendees encouraged to bring extra items for the care packages.March 19: Build your own Easter Bunny decoration

Under the guidance of artist Susie Wells, visitors to Golden Oak Micro Cellar can build and decorate their own doorstep greeting Easter Bunny. The 3-foot-tall wooden board will be assembled, painted and decorated according to each guest. Tools are provided as well as a complimentary glass of wine. Charcuterie boards and pizzalets are available for additional purchase.March 19: Support a local athlete

A Casino Night fundraiser will be held to help local athlete Jordan Meiners pursue a goal of becoming an Olympic archer. Admission tickets include a raffle ticket.