April 28-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.)
- Julia Ideson Building Gallery, 550 McKinney St., Houston
- 832-393-1313. www.houstonlibrary.org
The Insperity Invitational returns to The Woodlands for the annual PGA golf tournament with several dates open to the public.
- Times vary
- The Woodlands Country Club tournament course, 1730 S. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands
- 281-357-4653. www.insperityinvitational.com
The Lone Star College-University Park Drama Department presents “Pippin,” a Tony Award-winning musical based on the book by Roger O. Hirson with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Karley Morris will play Pippin with Sara Tatar taking on the role of the Leading Player, who serves as the narrator and guide on Pippin’s journey to find happiness and purpose.
- 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
- LSC-University Park, 20515 Hwy. 249, B12.135, Houston
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 30), 8 p.m. (April 28-29), 2 p.m. (April 29-30)
- Starting at $40 (not including fees)
- 800 Bagby St., Houston
- 713-315-2525. www.thehobbycenter.org
The Humble ISD Education Foundation’s annual Boots & Bling event will include a night of country dancing, ax throwing, bull riding and cornhole, among other activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit HISD classroom projects, and this year’s HISD Teacher of the Year will be announced during the event.
- 6:30 p.m.
- $100 (per HISD employee), $125 (per non-HISD employee)
- Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Freeway, Houston
- 281-641-8140. www.humbleisdfoundation.org
Texas Tree Ventures is hosting a climbing event at night in a three-hour experience. Lights illuminate the course from below, offering a new perspective. All children ages 6-12 require an adult to climb with them. A ticket purchase is required for all adult supervisor climbers.
- 7-10 p.m.
- Texas Tree Ventures, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
- 281-210-2048. www.texastreeventures.com
The Woodlands Township is holding an annual bird watching competition known as The Great Texas Birding Classic. This competition will determine which team can identify and count the most birds during a specific window of time. Residents participating should bring their own lawn chairs and binoculars. Binoculars will be available to borrow. All ages are welcome.
- 6:30-10:30 a.m.
- Creekside West Trailhead of the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, The Woodlands
- 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
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.
- Greenwood King Properties, 1801 Heights Blvd., Houston
- 713-861-4002. www.houstonheights.org
Creativity Shell will host its eighth annual gala/fashion show, the proceeds from which will benefit the Creativity Shell Youth Mental Health campaign, which provides arts education programs for positive youth mental health. During the event—dubbed “Creativity Rocks: Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp”—students as young as 5 will model their creations on stage.
- 6-9 p.m.
- Humble Civic Center Arena, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble
- 832-943-9767. www.creativityshell.org
Daredevils can climb and rappel down the 31-story The Woodlands Tower at the Waterway. This event will help raise funds for Camp For All, a barrier-free camp for campers with special needs.
- All day
- The Woodlands Tower at the Waterway, 9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, The Woodlands
- 713-686-5666. www.campforall.org
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.
- 2-10 p.m.
- Free (under age 8), $10 (general admission)
- Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave., Houston
Attendees of The Village Centers’ first Wild West Poker Tournament will enjoy casino games as well as live entertainment, raffles, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a liquor pull. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Village Centers, a local nonprofit that aims to improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.
- 6-10 p.m.
- $75 (casino games/general admission), $125 (standard poker entry), $250 (high-roller poker entry)
- The Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood
- 281-358-6172. www.villagelac.org/events/poker
Lamar High School will host its judging show and auction April 27 on the front lawn of the school. On April 29, there will be a preauction reception at Adair Kitchen. Buyers are encouraged to preregister to bid on the students’ steers, pigs, lambs, goats, rabbits and chickens. They can also 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)
The Gulf Division of the Greater Houston American Heart Association holds its CPR Fair with instructors, demonstrations and first responders available to answer questions.
- 1-3 p.m.
- Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands
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.
- 5-7 p.m.
- 1500 McKinney St., Houston