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

May 19-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
May 19-23: Register for cartoon drawing classes

Tamarron Clubhouse invites children ages 5-12 to register for a fun drawing experience. This class will be held each Tuesday and will include cartoon drawing and lunches. These drawing courses are a part of Young Rembrandts, an art program that aims to improve children’s academic skills, fine motor skills, social skills and hand-eye coordination. Young Rembrandts courses are available in Katy in Tamarron and Cinco Ranch communities.May 19-20: 'Great American Songbook: The Golden Years' performance

"Great American Songbook: The Golden Years" is a musical celebration showcasing the works of songwriting legends such as Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael and a host of other musical masters. Accompanied by a live jazz band, Texas Repertory Theatre Co.’s award-winning professional artists will take stage for two consecutive nights on the City Place Park waterfront in a performance of passion, wit, imagination and spirit that pays homage to some of music’s greatest.May 20-21: Grow a green thumb

During the two-day Sugar Land Home and Outdoor Living Show, attendees can talk to local experts and visit with vendors.
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (May 20), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (May 21)
  • Free (children under 12), $7 (online), $10 (at the door)
  • 10505 Cash Road, Stafford
  • 832-265-2001. https://bit.ly/3UG2kgv
May 19: Party on the plaza at Avenida Houston

Head to downtown for a seasonal celebration from Houston First Corporation. This event takes place on two Fridays in May. For May 19, Mustache The Band will be the live entertainment. Take pictures with a 12-foot selfie display within walking distance.May 19: Attend a handbell concert

Lone Star College-Tomball will welcome the Houston Chamber Ringers for a concert dubbed "A Toast to our Tenth," which will celebrate the HCR’s 10th anniversary. Attendees can expect a variety of music from opera pieces to The Beatles.May 19: Enjoy food trucks with live music

Cinco Ranch Food Truck is holding a community event with food trucks, vendors and music. This spring event is open to the public.May 19: Watch a movie under the stars

City Place will host an outdoor screening of a family-friendly film. A specific film had not been announced as of press time.May 20: Check out a food truck festival

Attendees can browse a variety of food trucks at the Food Truck Festival & Picnic at Brazos River Park in Sugar Land. The event features a raffle with sponsors from Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve and Kendra Scott. Event proceeds go to CareFull of Love, a nonprofit targeting abuse and neglect in nursing homes.May 20: Listen to a spring concert

School of Rock is hosting a spring showcase where students will perform pieces they have been working on.May 20: Go out for a luau

Attendees can party with the family in a Hawaiian-themed celebration. Families can enjoy swimming, music and games during the event.May 20: Shop at Discovery Green’s Flea by Night

A nighttime flea market set in the open-air of Discovery Green’s Grace Event Lawn features small business owners and local artisans offering vintage, handmade and upcycled goods as a part of Discovery Green’s Flea by Night initiative. Attendees can also enjoy food trucks and live music on-site.May 20: Support the Kohrville Community Association

During the annual Kohrville Community Outdoor Festival, attendees can peruse a variety of local vendors and food trucks while helping raise funds for the construction of the Kohrville Community Center. The event will also include a car, truck and motorcycle show; a raffle; and children’s activities, including water slides, face painting and games.May 20: Raise money for education programs

Help raise funds for fine arts, after-school programs and capital funding for the Edison Arts Foundation at the organization’s Tutus and Tuxes Fundraising Gala. The gala will be held at the future site of the Edison Center.
  • 7 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $100 via Eventbrite, although sponsorship packages are available from $1,000-$10,000
  • 7100 West Fuqua Drive, Missouri City
  • 832-388-1039. https://bit.ly/3A8bCsl
May 20: Celebrate biking in The Woodlands

Residents can celebrate National Bike Month by joining the 11th annual Bike The Woodlands event to learn about cycling and join games such as the bike rodeo.May 20: Support a local farmers market

Braeswood Farmers Market offers fresh locally farmed produce, fresh prepared gourmet foods and local food trucks from more than 50 vendors. The market takes place at the Westbury Baptist Church parking lot.May 20: Listen to the music of Billy Joel, Elton John

Performer and musician Michael Cavanaugh—made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out”—will perform the music of Billy Joel and Elton John as part of the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment’s Star-Lit Series.May 20: View wildlife photography

Experience the award-winning wildlife photography of Chris Narvaez at the Missouri City Branch Library as he shares his work from around the world. Narvaez will provide tips on preparing for a photography trip, selecting equipment, taking action shots and enhancing photographs.May 20: Chip in for Empty Bowls Houston

Shop over 1,500 artist-made bowls available to purchase with a donation of $25 or more. All proceeds go to the Houston Food Bank. Bowls will also be on display and available to buy at Archway Gallery until May 28.May 21: Dine on barbecue

During the Rosehill Social Club’s annual fundraiser, attendees will be able to dine on barbecue, enjoy dancing and live music, and win raffle prizes. There will also be games for kids, a live and silent auction, and a bake sale at the event.
  • 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • $15 (age 13 and older), $5 (age 12 and younger)
  • Tomball VFW, 14408 Alice Road, Tomball
  • www.tomballchamber.org
May 21: Enjoy a paint-and-sip event

The Bluebonnet Tasting Room is hosting a paint-and-sip event, where attendees will learn how to paint a colorful landscape while enjoying snacks. Wine will also be available for purchase.May 21: Kick off the summer

Paint and Bubbles Studio is kicking off the summer with a party that will feature a Kona Ice truck, free arts and crafts, and a summer camp project preview. There will also be a jewelry pop-up as well as a 20% discount on boutique merchandise and canvas paint kits.