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

March 24-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 Greater Houston. 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 24-April 8: Meet the Easter bunny

The Easter Bunny arrives at Katy Mills and will be available for photos until Sunday, April 8. Katy Mills is hopping into spring with special bunny events, including Caring Bunny, Tea Time with the Easter Bunny and Pet Photos.
  • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.), 12-6 p.m. (Sun.)
  • Prices vary
  • Katy Mills Mall, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy
  • 281-644-5000. www.simon.com/mall/katy-mills
March 24-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 24-25: Support the library at a book sale

South Montgomery County Friends of the Library is holding its annual book sale in two locations. Children’s books are featured in the South Regional Branch location in the large meeting room on the first floor, and other books and items will be at the Community Center.
  • 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (March 24), 9 a.m-noon, 12:30-3 p.m. (March 25)
  • $5
  • South County Community Center, 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
  • South Regional Branch Library, 2020 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
  • www.smcfriendsofthelibrary.org
March 24-25: Purchase plants

Attendees can peruse nearly 1,200 varieties of plants at Mercer Botanic Gardens’ annual March Mart plant sale. This in-person event will be limited to Friends of Mercer Botanic Gardens members on March 24 from 8-10 a.m. before opening to the public.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (March 24), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (March 25)
  • Free
  • Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble
  • 713-274-4166. www.friendsofmercer.com
March 24-26: Visit the fair & rodeo

The Montgomery County Fair & Rodeo will kick off its annual celebration March 24. The event includes a fair, rodeo, food trucks, local vendors, live music and performances across multiple days. New changes to the fair and rodeo this year include new general admission entertainment for grounds acts, an expanded retail shopping area, performers Drake Milligan and Pat Green, parking lot improvements, and upgraded rodeo performances.
  • Friday 4 p.m.-midnight, Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday noon-11 p.m.
  • $10-$15
  • 9201 Airport Road, Conroe
  • www.mcfa.org
March 24-26: 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. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
  • $25 (per ticket)
  • The Owen Theater, 225 Metcalf St., Conroe
  • www.owentheatre.com
March 25-26: Cy-Fair Home & Outdoor Living Show

The 16th annual Cy-Fair Home & Outdoor Living Show features special guest appearances and over 100 exhibitors with the latest products and services on the market for anyone interested in home improvement.
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.)
  • $8 (online), $10 (at door)
  • 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress
  • 832-274-3944. www.texwoodshows.com
March 25-26: Learn about options for home and garden

The Woodlands Home and Outdoor Living Show includes displays for home decor and landscaping. Local experts will be available to answer questions on home improvement projects, and a variety of vendors will attend. Parking for the event is free, and teachers and first responded attend free on Sunday with ID.
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (March 25), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (March 26)
  • $7 (online), $10 (day of show)
  • The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
  • 832-265-2001. www.qualityhomeshows.com
March 24: Get an update on Lake Conroe development

The Lake Conroe Regional Outlook is hosting an event at Margaritaville to discuss the growth and development across the Lake Conroe region. Keynote speakers will include industry leaders, investors, developers, independent business owners and financial institutions.​​March 24: Listen to live music

Main Street Crossing will welcome Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band, to its stage this weekend.March 24: Support children with disabilities

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Houston nonprofit Revive to Survive will host a charity dinner dance dubbed “A Mistycal Night.” Semiformal attire is requested, and proceeds from the event will provide aid to children with disabilities.
  • 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • $100 (per ticket), $1,500 (per table)
  • Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble
  • 281-236-8985. www.revivetosurvive.org
March 24: Donate to save a life

A blood drive at Shadowbend YMCA includes several incentives for donors, including a gift card, a ticket to a waterpark and an IHOP voucher.
  • 9 a.m.-noon
  • Free
  • Shadowbend YMCA, 6145 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands
  • 281-367-9622. www.ymcahouston.org
March 24: Meet a children’s book author

Storybook Theatre presents Valerie Sweeten who will read “Shh, Listen: In the Outback” and sign books at a meet-and-greet.
  • 11 a.m.
  • $8 (museum admission)
  • The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 West Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands
  • 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org
March 25: Eat crawfish, listen to music

The city of Montgomery is hosting the third annual Music & Mudbugs Festival on Saturday. The one-day festival includes live music performances, crawfish, food trucks, multiple vendors and a kid zone. Music performances this year include Mark Chesnutt, Randall King, Sundance Head, Jason Cassidy, Wayne Toups, Jeff Canada and War Hippies.
  • 1-10 p.m.
  • $10 (age 12 and under), $25 (advance general admission), $30 (at the gate)
  • 20100 Eva St., Montgomery
  • www.montgomerymusicfest.com
March 25: International Festival at Kingsland

The International Festival at Kingsland will celebrate a variety of cultures in the Katy area through heritage performances, local international cuisine, a global artisan market and fun activities for kids of all ages.March 25: Shop a spring market

During the Spring fest Crafter & Artisans Market, attendees will be able to shop from more than 75 vendors, take pictures with the Easter Bunny and enjoy children’s activities.
  • Noon-4 p.m.
  • Free admission (bring a can of corn, peas or sweet potatoes for Society of Samaritans); $1 (cash admission)
  • Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia
  • 281-356-1488. www.greatermagnoliaparkwaycc.org
March 25: Get green and clean up the community

Join participants in the 12th annual community litter cleanup day at various locations across The Woodlands Township. Participants will receive disposable gloves, trash bags and a map to clean locations. Equipment will be provided at each of the village parks in The Woodlands.March 25: Try new beers, ciders and mead

B-52 Brewery in Conroe is presenting the 2023 LCF Festival. Guests will be able to try favorite local beers, ciders, wine and mead from Bernhardt Winery, City Orchard Ciders, Wildflyer Mead and B-52 Brewing. The Libation Creation Festival will include the chance to attend a winemakers masterclass, take a tour of the brewery and learn how to make mead. Live music, food trucks and an artisan market is will also be on-site.March 25: Enjoy a performance

The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will be performing in Tomball this weekend with Tomball Memorial High School’s choir opening up the night.
  • 6 p.m. (doors open), 6:30 p.m. (show begins)
  • $15 (adults), $10 (age 18 and younger)
  • Tomball Memorial High School, 19100 Northpointe Ridge Lane, Tomball
  • www.tmhschoir.com
March 25: Run for a cause

At BridgeFest 2023, participants can compete in a 1-mile kid’s race, 1-mile adaptive race, 5K run/walk or 5K run/walk for seniors. The proceeds from this annual event will benefit the YMCA’s annual campaign and programs.March 25: Participate in a community chili cookoff

Costello Safety Consulting is holding its second annual Community Safety Day. The day will be packed with family-friendly activities from fire trucks, bounce houses, face painting, a chili cookoff, auctions, prizes and giveaways. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Foundation.March 25: Explore jobs

At Tomball ISD’s job fair, interested candidates can meet with recruiters for TISD positions, such as teachers, bus drivers, teacher aides, nurses and school nutrition workers. Attendees can apply for positions beforehand and register online.March 25: Go egg hunting at Creekwood Pool

Participants will be able to join in a water egg hunt at the Creekwood Pool. Participants can also take part in a variety of games, giveaways and prizes.March 25: Enjoy a Spring tea party

Kingdom Dance company is inviting moms and daughters to a spring tea party at at the Majestic Youth Sports Center. Guests will enjoy a morning with brunch followed by arts and crafts, a dance performance and private class.
  • 10 a.m.-noon
  • $45 (mother/daughter), $15 (additional daughter)
  • Cheer/Dance Building, 11467 FM 2432, Willis
  • www.majesticsports.com
March 25: Sporting clay tournament

The Ballard House will be hosting its annual winter fundraising event by having a sport clay tournament. Sponsorships are available, and lunch will be provided.
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • $225 (single entry), $900 (four-person team)
  • The Ballard House, 21421 Cinco Park Road, Katy
  • 281-717-4670. www.theballardhouse.org
March 26: Support the Pavilion

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts an evening of wine and dinner followed by a live auction and bid board. Proceeds benefit The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Program, which has provided over $1.8 million in fine arts scholarships.
  • 5 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $250.
  • The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
  • 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org
March 26: Browse small businesses

During Paradigm Brewing’s March small-business market, attendees will be able to browse small businesses and listen to live music by artist Taylor Marberry. There will also be face painting and Italian ice.March 26: Wine & dine with the Conroe Symphony Orchestra

Friends of the Symphony will celebrate the Conroe Symphony Orchestra's 25th season with the Silver Jubilee. The event will feature live music, food and wine. Proceeds from the event will help the Conroe Symphony Orchestra.March 26: Hear the Singing Cadets

Known as "The Voice of Aggieland,” the Grammy Award-winning Singing Cadets, a collegiate singing organization, plans concerts in the area in March, including the Magnolia High School Auditorium.March 26: Celebrate Spring

First Baptist Conroe will be hosting the 2023 Spring Fest. The festival held at Barton Springs Park will include inflatables, free food and live music for all ages.March 26: Attend a quinceanera expo

Traders Village will be holding a quinceañera expo, an event dedicated to organizing that special date. This event is an opportunity to find the right vendors, reception halls, photographers, videographers, dresses, choreographers, DJs, caterers, photo booths and designers.March 26: Watch a dark musical

The Owen Theatre is presenting "Sweeney Todd," a dark, complex musical based on a Victorian-era serial novelization. Audiences can expect to hear a haunting score with a chance for macabre laughs.March 26: Enjoy art, support pets

Attendees will be able to enjoy a wine and bourbon pull, auction items, vendors, a photo booth, and a DJ at Magnolia-based Abandoned Animal Rescue’s Art, Wine and Wags event. Funds will go to support AAR, and raffle tickets can be purchased online.
  • 4-7 p.m.
  • $25 (three raffle tickets purchased online), $50 (entry)
  • Balmorhea Events, 33400 Wright Road, Magnolia
  • www.aartexas.org