21 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, March 25-27

One event to attend in Houston this weekend is Carnaval at the Houston Zoo. (Courtesy Canva)
One event to attend in Houston this weekend is Carnaval at the Houston Zoo. (Courtesy Canva)

One event to attend in Houston this weekend is Carnaval at the Houston Zoo. (Courtesy Canva)

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

March 26-27: Katy Home & Garden Show

The Katy Home & Garden Show will have double the number of exhibits this year as well as gardening, outdoor living, food tasting, a pet center, a gift market and food trucks. There is also plenty of free parking. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (March 26), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (March 27). $7 (adults), free (children age 12 and under). Katy ISD Ag Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy. katyhomeandgardenshow.com

March 25-27: See a performance of ‘The Cake’

Stageworks Theatre presents “The Cake,” directed by Lisa Garza on the Garza Mainstage. 7:30 p.m. (March 25-26), 3 p.m. (March 27). $21-$29.50. Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org


March 25-27: Montgomery County Fair

The Montgomery County Fair Association will host its 65th annual fair with livestock shows, carnival rides, concerts, vendors and a rodeo. There will be a Senior Citizen Day and Kids’ Day as well as special events, such as roping, trail rides and animal races. Times vary. Free (children under age 5), $5 (ages 5-11), $10 (online), $15 (at the gate). Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9333 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-760-3631. www.mcfa.org

March 25-27: 21st Annual Tomball German Heritage Festival

The Tomball German Heritage Festival will host its 21st annual festival in downtown Tomball. The festival includes German food and drinks, street performers, vendors, live music and a carnival with rides. Free shuttles will run from the east parking lot of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball. 6-10 p.m. (March 25), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (March 26), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (March 27). Free (admission). Downtown Tomball. www.tomballgermanfest.org

March 25-27: Shen Yun 2022

Classical Chinese dance is combined with dynamic animated backgrounds and original orchestral works in Shen Yun's performance. The nonprofit organization Shen Yun Performing Arts is based in New York. The organization aims to revive traditional Chinese culture 5,000 years after it was established. Times vary. $90-$300 (per person). Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave., Houston. shenyun.com/houston-march

March 25: Carnaval at the Houston Zoo

TXU Energy is transforming the H-E-B Lone Star Pavilion for an after-hours Carnaval experience at the Houston Zoo. The event is restricted to those age 21 and older, and will feature Latin music performed by the Leslie Lugo Band, Samba lessons, free caricature sketches and a variety of games. General admission tickets include a free drink. 6-9 p.m. $39. 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-533-6500. www.houstonzoo.org

March 26: Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment

Get swept away to Ireland during this music and dance performance by the Celtic Angels Ireland, hosted by the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment. Musical artists Vicky Kenny, Amy Penston, Eimear Crealey, Sari Greenburg and Muirgen O’Mahony make up the Celtic Angels troupe and will be joined on stage by the Celtic Knight Dancers and the Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin. 8 p.m. $30-$60. The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org

March 26: Raxx Vintage Market

Sugar Land Town Square is partnering with Raxx, a vintage clothing company that upcycles old items, to put on a vintage market. Visitors will be able to shop from over 50 vintage vendors. Items sold include vintage T-shirts and shoes. Noon-6 p.m. Free (admission). Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-276-6000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

March 26: TexasFest

TexasFest is a Texas-themed festival featuring live music, rides, an arts and crafts marketplace, and vendors. The Taste of Texas Food Garden will have Texas-influenced cuisine as well as beer. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free (admission). Heritage Park Amphitheater, 500 Collins St., Conroe.

March 26-27: 15th annual Cy-Fair Home and Outdoor Living Show

The Berry Center is hosting the 15th annual Cy-Fair Home and Outdoor Living Show. 9 a.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m. (Sun.). $7-$10. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.berrycenter.net/events

March 26: Run in Houston for a cause

Runners can register for the Run Houston for a Cause event at Minute Maid Park. A 5K, a 10K, a kids 1K and virtual race events are open for registration, including both timed and untimed races. The race is part of the Run Houston! series created to showcase unique venues across the Houston area and boast a family-friendly atmosphere. The series also allows runners to raise funds for their charities of choice. 8:30 a.m. $25-$45. Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston. 224-757-5425. www.runhouston.com

March 26: 14th Annual H-Town Blues Festival

Artists at the NRG Arena concert are subject to change, but the following are expected to perform: Tucka, Calvin Richardson, Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, Roi Anthony, Chick Rogers and Jeter Jones. 7 p.m. $59-$125. NRG Arena, 1 NRG Parkway, Houston. 832-667-1400. www.nrgpark.com

March 26: Road Rally Scavenger Hunt

Angel Reach, a nonprofit organization supporting youth ages 16-24 in the foster care system, will host a Road Rally Scavenger Hunt to bring community awareness to the foster care system, especially youth who age out of the system. The scavenger hunt will have participants drive to locations throughout the Conroe area where they will perform tasks and follow clues while learning about the foster care system. The scavenger hunt concludes with a finish line party at B52 Brewery. 3 p.m. $25 (entrance to finish line party), $250 (per car). 1111 League Line Road, Ste. 102, Conroe (starting location). 936-202-8498. http://angelreach.org/road-rally

March 26: Katy Taste Fest

Katy Taste Fest, which has been on hiatus for two years, is back to show off the diversity of Katy's food community. According to a press release, Katy Taste Fest offers samples of dishes from more than 20 local restaurants. A silent auction, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and a range of family-friendly activities await attendees of all ages. The Katy Taste Fest supports several local charities that work to help vulnerable children and to reduce waste. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $50 (general admission), $85 (VIP). Typhoon Texas, 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. katytastefest.com.

March 26: Cypress Symphonic Band concert

Listen to a free musical performance from the Cypress Symphonic Band—a nonprofit volunteer organization—playing a range of music from popular media, such as “Harry Potter,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “The Sound of Music.” Donations will benefit Hope Center Houston, a Spring-area day and assistance center for people experiencing homelessness. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Lakewood United Methodist Church, 11330 Louetta Road, Houston. 281-370-2273. www.lakewoodumc.org

March 26: Bayou City Arts Festival

The festival returns to Memorial Park for its 50th anniversary celebration. The work from more than 300 artists across 19 different disciplines will be on display at the event, which also raises money for six nonprofit partners, ArtReach, A Cause to Give Paws and Orange Show for Visionary Arts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 (adults), $5 (children ages 6-12), free (children under age 5). Memorial Park, 6501 Memorial Drive, Houston. 713-521-0133. www.artcolonyassociation.org

March 26-27: 18th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival

The Evelyn Rubenstein Community Center is hosting the festival, which shines a spotlight on Jewish and Israeli culture, art and history. All films are viewable through the community center’s online platform within the set viewing window listed with the film. $25 (three films), $85 (full access). Virtual event. 713-729-3200. www.erjcchouston.org

March 26: The Montgomery Music & Mudbugs Festival

The Montgomery Music & Mudbugs Festival will be a day of live music, crawfish, food trucks and vendors. For children, there will be face painting and a kids zone. Noon-10 p.m. Free (children age 3 and younger), $25 (advanced general admission), $30 (at the gate), $125-$200 (VIP). 20400 Eva St., Montgomery. www.montgomerymusicfest.com

March 27: The Turkey Leg Hut 2nd Annual Festival & Block Party

The Houston-based Turkey Leg Hut will be hosting its second annual festival on Almeda Road in Houston's Historic Third Ward between Wichita and Arbor streets. The TLH annual festival is free and family-friendly, and there will be 100 vendors, food, drinks and live entertainment. Turkey Leg Hut's founders, Lynn and Nakia Price, organized the annual TLH Festival & Block Party to bring the community together and stimulate development for businesses in Houston's historic Third Ward. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (admission). The Turkey Leg Hut, 4830 Almeda Road, Houston. 734-341-6859. www.theturkeyleghut.com

March 27: Virtual storytime

Brazos Bookstore will host a virtual webinar with Paula Cohen, author of “Big Dream, Small Fish,” as she reads her children’s story of a young girl and her family moving to a new country and running the family store. 11 a.m. Free. Virtual event. 713-523-0701. www.brazosbookstore.com

March 27: Farmers Market at LaCenterra

There will be local vendors and artisans at Heritage Square selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free (admission). 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. lacenterra.com/event/Farmers-Market/2145550318/

Shawn Arrajj, Mikah Boyd, Chandler France, Holly Galvan, Maegan Kirby, Emily Lincke, Danica Lloyd, Anna Lotz and Sierra Rozen contributed to this report.