Sept. 10-12: Go to the theater

Pearl Theater presents “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” Written by Del Shores and directed by Jeff Merriman, the play takes place in a small town in Texas where a family reunites for the imminent death of their patriarch. A story of the strengthening of a family unit, the show includes lighthearted moments among its serious overtone. 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $16 (students and seniors), $18 (adults). Pearl Theater, 14803 Park Almeda Drive, Pearland. 713-340-2540.

Sept. 14: Dance while getting fit

A dance fitness class hosted by Purple Box Theater initially kicked off Sept. 7 and is held every week on Tuesdays. The class is open to all ages, and registration is required as space is limited to 12 people. Participants will get in cardio workouts through dance. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $45 (monthly). Purple Box Theater, 1309 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood. 818-642-4665.

Sept. 25: Run with a four-legged fur friend

In celebration of National Dog Week, Pearland Parks and Recreation will host Ruff Runner, a pet-themed race that invites participants to run with their pets. While a 5K option is available, only the 1K and 3K options provide the opportunity for pet inclusion. Post-race, a Yappy Hour will take place along with a presentation of race medals for all registered participants. Online registration is open. 7-10 a.m. $15 (1K fun run/walk for children age 14 and younger), $20 (3K fun run/walk, 5K run). Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. 281-412-8900.

Sept. 28: Join a true crime book club

A monthly virtual event hosted by the Friendswood Library, True Crime Book Club is for those intrigued by serial killers, heists, cold cases and forensics. This month’s session will cover “Who Killed These Girls?: The Unsolved Murders that Rocked a Texas Town” by Beverly Lowry. The book covers the 1991 murder of four girls who were found in a frozen yogurt shop in Austin. Registration is required, and space is limited. Once registration is complete, Zoom connection details will be sent. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 281-482-7135.

Oct. 9-10: Browse arts and crafts

Pearland Arts & Crafts on the Pavilion is back this year, featuring abstract art, handcrafted jewelry and pottery. The juried art show is presented by the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (both days). Free (admission). Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 281-997-5970.

Friday night lights

High school football season is underway in Pearland and Friendswood ISDs. Here are some upcoming games scheduled for Pearland and Glenda Dawson high schools in PISD and Friendswood High School in FISD.

Pearland Oilers

Sept. 10: vs. Oak Ridge (home)

Sept. 24: vs. Strake-Jesuit (home)

Oct. 1: vs. Alvin (Memorial Stadium)

Oct. 8: vs. Alief Elsik (home)

Dawson Eagles

Sept. 11: vs. George Ranch (home)

Sept. 23: vs. Hastings (Crump Stadium)

Oct. 1: vs. Shadow Creek (home)

Oct. 8: vs. Taylor (Crump Stadium)

Friendswood Mustangs

Sept. 10: vs. Pasadena Dobie (home)

Sept. 24: vs. Baytown Lee (Stallworth Stadium)

Oct. 1: vs. Baytown Sterling (home)

Oct. 8: vs. Beaumont United (Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium)

Shadow Creek Sharks

Sept. 10: vs. Cypress Woods (Cypress)

Sept. 24: vs. Alief Taylor (home)

Oct. 1: vs. Dawson (Pearland)

Oct. 8: vs. Strake Jesuit (home)