Learn how to make ginger beer, get a tattoo & more: 12 events in Pearland & Friendswood this February & March

Daddy Daughter Dance
The Daddy Daughter Dance will be at the junior high cafeteria. (Courtesy city of Friendswood)

The Daddy Daughter Dance will be at the junior high cafeteria. (Courtesy city of Friendswood)

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The Friendswood Senior Citizen Go Texan Luncheon will feature barbecue and games. (Courtesy city of Friendswood)
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Pushing Chain will perform at Pearland House Concerts. (Courtesy Pushing Chain)
February and March are full of events in Pearland and Friendswood suited for a wide range of interests. This month's events include a Daddy Daughter Dance, live music and a STEM event for children. Read for more information on the events.

Feb. 21-March 14

See live music with dinner

Enjoy a live music performance on Fridays and Saturdays at King’s Biergarten & Restaurant, a German restaurant in Pearland. Musical acts include Enzian Buam, The Others and The Stringbenders. 6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 5-10 p.m. (Sat.). Free. 1329 E. Broadway St., Pearland. 832-569-4141. www.kingsbiergarten.com

Feb. 22

Have fun at dance

The Daddy Daughter Dance will be at the junior high cafeteria. The theme is Bubbles and Ball Gowns. 6-8 p.m. $20-$25. 1000 Manison Parkway, Friendswood. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us

Feb. 22

Bring your children to a science event

Kiddie Academy of Pearland-West will host STEM Adventures, a free family event where children can participate in hands-on science-themed activities and demonstrations designed to inspire the imagination. It will encourage creative problem solvers to explore an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 11035 Magnolia Parkway, Pearland. www.facebook.com/events/708354966237176/

Feb. 22

Attend a folk concert

Pushing Chain will perform at Pearland House Concerts. The ticket price includes dinner and refreshments, but attendees can bring their own beverages. Children are welcome to attend and do not need a ticket. The concert will benefit His Grace Foundation. 6-9 p.m. $25-$35. 2845 Westchester Circle, Pearland. www.eventbrite.com/e/pearland-house-concerts-presents-pushing-chain-tickets-87847864327

Feb. 25

Celebrate Mardi Gras

Join the Friendswood Senior Citizen Program to celebrate Mardi Gras with beads, food, music and games. Two people with the best costumes will be named Mardi Gras King and Queen, so attendees are encouraged to wear purple, green and yellow as well as a mask or jester costume. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Friendswood Activity Building, 416 Morningside Drive, Friendswood. 281-482-8441. www.facebook.com/events/1006766103032953

Feb. 27

Go Texan this month

The Friendswood Senior Citizen Go Texan Luncheon will feature barbecue and games. Guests may wear western clothes. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 416 Morningside Drive. 281-482-8441.

March 7

Cycle for charity

St. Jude Heroes will hold Ride for a Reason, a four-hour indoor cycling relay to raise money in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation. Participants can be solo or part of a team. There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to fund raise. 8 a.m.-noon. 19250 Gulfbrook Drive, Friendswood. https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?fr_id=119600&pg=entry

March 7

Do a Spring Fun Run

Join the Pomona Elementary PTO at its first Spring Fun Run, which will have 1-mile and 5k race options. The event will also include food trucks, vendor booths and a DJ. Day-of registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $25 (1-mile), $30 (5K). Camp Pomona, 4545 Pomona Parkway, Manvel. www.active.com/manvel-tx/running/distance-running-races/pomona-fun-run-2020

March 8

Shop at a pop-up event

Enjoy networking, shopping and interactive workshops at the Pearland Pop-Up Shop Event. There will be raffles, door prizes and music, as well as food and beverages, including a free wine tasting bar. The event is open to the public and family friendly. 3-7 p.m. Free. Center Stage Pearland, 3695 Kirby Drive, Ste. 105, Pearland. 281-299-4814. www.facebook.com/events/center-stage-gallery-pearland/pearland-pop-up/1135360780188800/

March 9-13

Make art over spring break

Active Kids will hold a Spring Break Art Camp, an opportunity for kids ages 6-12 to make their own art pieces using a variety of tools and techniques. There will be chances to try drawing, cartooning, painting, sculpture, art history and mixed media. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $200 (Resident), $250 (nonresident). Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland. www.activekids.com/pearland-tx/stem/classes/spring-break-art-camp-2020

March 12

Learn how to make ginger beer

Keep Pearland Beautiful will host “Ferment and Foam: Making Ginger and Turmeric Beer” for those interested in learning how to make the nonalcoholic beverage. It will take place at the Delores Fenwick Nature Center, and refreshments will be available before the lecture. 7-8 p.m. Free. 5750 Magnolia Parkway, Pearland. https://brazoria.agrilife.org/event/kpb-garden-lecture-ginger-turmeric/

March 13

Get a Friday the 13th tattoo

Black List Tattoo and Piercing Co. will celebrate the superstitious day with a Friday the 13th and Piercing Palooza. The company will offer $13 tattoos with a $7 tip each and $10 piercings. The offer is available to those who sign up in advance with Eventbrite. Minors looking to be pierced must have a parent/guardian and birth certificate with them. All day. $10-$20. 6055 Broadway St., Pearland. www.facebook.com/events/black-list-tattoo-and-piercing-co/friday-the-13th-and-piercing-palooza/2588165117887180/
By Morgan Slutzky

Morgan is the reporter for the Pearland and Friendswood newspaper. She joined Community Impact in 2019 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Her primary area of coverage is education, but she also writes about local events and businesses.


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