Editor's note: This story was updated April 2 to include an event submission for Great Taste of the Heights on April 20.

From the annual Art Car Ball and Parade on Allen Parkway to the Spring Home & Garden show in the Heights, there are a number of events to check out this month in the local area.

Neighborhood Community Day: Rothko Chapel teams up with the Menil Collection, Ars Lyrica and Express Children's Theatre for a free art and music event. The event centers on a performance of "Maria's Magical Music Adventure," which follows a young Latina girl named Maria and her brother Carlos as they travel through time to 17th century Italy.
  • April 6, 1 p.m.
  • Pay-what-you-can (recommended $5-$25)
  • Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St., Houston
  • www.rothkochapel.org
Run for the Dome: The Astrodome Conservancy brings back its annual family-friendly running event featuring a 5K road race and 1K Kids Fun Run. The event, which is followed by a post-race party, raises funds to support the Conservancy's mission.Tour De Houston: The 17th annual bike ride raises funds that benefit the city of Houston’s reforestation program, RE-Plant Houston. Cyclists of all skill levels are invited to participate, and options are available for a 20-mile route, 40-mile route and 60-mile route. Riders will enjoy a post-ride party with music, food and beverages.Houston Art Car Parade: This annual event from The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art returns for its 37th year, featuring 250 art cars from across the U.S. The four-day series features a parade around Allen Parkway, a ball, an awards ceremony and a children’s creative zone.Pickleball Festival and Tournament: STEM-E Youth Career Development Program will partner with The Greater Houston Pickleball Association and Houston Parks and Recreation for a pickleball tournament. The event will feature a bounce house, corn hole toss, face painting and raffles.PlantCon: Attendees will hear from plant care experts and artisans on the growth and discovery of plants at this NRG Center event. Guests can see showcases and panels, participate in workshops, and shop from 150 global plant vendors.Spring Home & Garden Tour: The Houston Heights Association takes attendees on a home tour through the heart of the Heights. The tour features six homes meant to showcase the architectural diversity of the area, including tropical gardens, eco-friendly designs and historical design elements.
  • April 13-14, noon-6 p.m.
  • $35
  • Shuttle pick-up at All Saints Catholic Church, 215 E. 10th St., Houston
  • www.houstonheights.org
Chinese Folktales: Wit & Wisdom of the Ancestors: This performance at the Miller Outdoor Theatre will blend theater and dance to tell Chinese folktales to teach lessons on family, life and humanity. It features 40 dancers, 10 actors, film, music and elaborate costumes.Great Taste of the Heights: The volunteer-run community food festival hosted by the All Saints Catholic Community features live entertainment and food samples from Heights-area restaurants. Participants this year include BB's Tex-Orleans, Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar, and Mary'z Mediterranean Cuisine, among others.Top Taco: This Denver-based event will be held for the first time at POST Houston. It features a competition between 30 Houston eateries for the title of “top taco.” Attendees can expect unlimited samples, tequila and mezcal tastings, voting for favorites, and live entertainment.Adult Congenital Heart Association Walk: This active fundraising event features a 1-mile walk through Houston’s Memorial Park picnic loop to raise $35,000 for advocacy efforts, research, educational programs and resources for the community.Earth Day 2024: The Houston Arboretum hosts an event to celebrate Earth Day with family-friendly activities. Attendees can learn about plants and animals, take part in a scavenger hunt, and explore interactive activities and crafts.