Update: This story has been updated to reflect a new date for the corgi races at Kirby Ice House, which were postponed due to inclement weather forecasts.

Looking for something to do this month in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose area? Check out this month's guide!

April 16, 23 & 30: Hear live music at Jazzy Sundays

Through a grant from the Kinder Foundation, three city parks are hosting a weekly free jazz series called Jazzy Sundays. For April, this series will be hosted at Discovery Green, and each concert will feature a different lineup of jazz musicians.April 17-19: Celebrate Earth Day

An Earth Day speaker series will lead up to the Earth Day HTX festival at Houston City Hall. The festival will include food, interactive booths, demonstrations and hands-on activities.April 22: See corgis race, raise funds for animal shelter

Kirby Ice House in partnership with Tito’s Vodka and Karbach Brewing Co. will host its corgi racing event, benefiting Houston BARC Foundation, which helps support pets at the city of Houston’s animal shelter.April 25-30: See "To Kill a Mockingbird"

At the Hobby Center’s Sarofim Hall, there will be six nightly off-Broadway productions based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
  • 7:30 p.m. (April 25-27, 30); 8 p.m. (April 28-29); 2 p.m. (April 29-30)
  • Tickets start at $40 (not including fees)
  • 800 Bagby St., Houston
  • 713-315-2525. www.thehobbycenter.org
April 27 & 29: Support Lamar High School’s 63rd Annual FFA Livestock Show and Auction

Lamar High School will host its judging show and auction on April 27 on the front lawn of the school. On April 29, there will be a pre-auction reception at Adair Kitchen. Buyers are encouraged to pre-register to bid on the students’ steers, pigs, lambs, goats, rabbits, and chickens and can contribute to the buyers pool, which benefits all participating students.
  • 5 p.m. (judging show, April 27), 4 p.m. (reception, April 29)
  • Free (April 27 events), $55 (April 29 reception)
  • Lamar High School, 3325 Westheimer Road, Houston (judging show)
  • Adair Kitchen, 5176 Buffalo Speedway, Houston (reception)
  • https://lamar.ffanow.org
April 29: Stop by the Houston Zydeco Fest

The Houston Zydeco Fest returns to Emancipation Park at what officials claim is the largest zydeco festival in Texas. The festival will offer a night of dancing and singing with live music from Squeezebox Bandits, Marcus Ardoin, Nooney & The Zydeco Floaters, and Lil Steven and the Zydeco Futures, among others. Seating is available.April 29: Stroll in the Heights Pup Promenade

Hosted by the Houston Heights Association, the event returns for its second year in the Heights. Registration includes entry to three challenges for dogs and dog owners to complete as well as a post-promenade photo opportunity, among other perks.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • $10-$35
  • Greenwood King Properties, 1801 Heights Blvd., Houston
  • 713-861-4002. www.houstonheights.org