Celebrate Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day: 11 things to do in Spring and Klein throughout February, March

The Fab 5 will be playing on Feb. 19 at the Concert Pub North in Spring. (Courtesy Fab 5)
The Fab 5 will be playing on Feb. 19 at the Concert Pub North in Spring. (Courtesy Fab 5)

The Fab 5 will be playing on Feb. 19 at the Concert Pub North in Spring. (Courtesy Fab 5)

Here are a few events and things to do in the Spring and Klein area throughout the months of February and March. This list is not comprehensive.

Feb. 18: Launch a career

Interview for jobs in a range of fields, including medicine, construction, office support and customer service at this job fair hosted by Northwest Assistance Ministries and WorkTexas. Applicants should bring several copies of their resumes and wear professional attire as employers will be conducting interviews and possibly hiring on the spot. Masks are required and participants must be age 18 or older and register in advance at https://bit.ly/3jvgoid. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. The Harrell Family Opportunity Center, 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston. 281-885-4555. www.namonline.org

Feb. 19: Let it be

Sing along to classic Beatles hits from the 1960s during this performance by Houston tribute band the Fab Five. The five musicians have been performing live all over Texas for 30 years, and they recreate a Beatles concert by wearing period outfits, hairstyles and instruments, according to the band’s website. 8-11:50 p.m. $10-$15. The Concert Pub North, 2470 FM 1960 Road W., Houston. 281-583-8111. www.theconcertpub.com

Feb. 19: Go fishing

Cast a line into fish-infested waters during the annual Youth Fishing Derby hosted by Harris County Precinct 4. Awards will be given for the participant who catches the most fish, the biggest fish and the smallest fish. Fishing licenses are not required for children under age 17, and limited bait and equipment will be available. An adult must accompany participants ages 6-16 and advanced registration is required. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. 713-274-4299. www.hcp4.net

Feb. 25-March 13: Enjoy a play

Watch Playhouse 1960’s performance of “The Prime of Miss Jean Brody,” written by Jay Presson Allen. This production details the escapades of a strict teacher, beloved by her students, as she navigates scandalous secret affairs with her coworkers. The play contains mature subject matter. 3 p.m. (March 13); 8 p.m. (Feb. 25-26, March 4-5 and 11-12). $20-$23. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.playhouse1960.com

Feb. 26: Party on Mardi Gras

Celebrate in the streets of Old Town Spring for the area’s annual Mardi Gras festival hosted by participating shops. Attendees are invited to dress up in Fat Tuesday garb, and children will be able to collect treats. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 315 Gentry St., Ste. A1, Spring. 832-674-3284. www.facebook.com/oldtownspringshopevents

March 12: Honor a saint

Eat a free Sicilian-style meal featuring pasta, green beans and hard-boiled eggs while watching children put on a religious play for the annual St. Joseph Altar event hosted by St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church. Dessert will be available for purchase at the event along with a raffle that will benefit the church’s outreach ministry. 6:30 p.m. Free. St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, 7810 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 713-825-4576. www.ignatiusloyola.org

March 17: Create a Celtic craft

Assemble a Celtic pen in honor of St. Patrick’s Day at this workshop hosted by Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Green acrylics will be used to decorate these Irish creations, which may prove lucky to those who write with them. Advanced registration is required and participants must be age 18 or older. 6-8 p.m. $100. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 21352 Kuykendahl Road, Spring. 346-331-4081 www.rockler.com/retail/stores/tx/spring-store

March 18-April 3: Go to the theatre

Get out of the house for a live rendition of dramedy “The Cake” by Stageworks Theatre. Directed by Liza Garza, this production is about a woman who must decide whether to make a wedding cake for her goddaughter who is engaged to another woman. 3 p.m. (March 20, 27 and April 3); 7:30 p.m. (March 18-19, 25-26 and April 1-2). $21-$29.50. Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org

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Feb. 19: The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston (Starring Belinda Davids). 8 p.m. $45-$75. Philip Geiger Performing Arts Center, 16713 Ella Blvd., Houston

March 8: Hope Cowan & Zachary Montasser: A harp and violin performance. 3 p.m. $8-$12. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston

March 13: This We’ll Defend: concert by the U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus. 3 p.m. Free. Klein Oak High School Performing Arts Center, 22603 Northcrest Drive, Spring
By Emily Lincke

Reporter, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.