Looking for something to do in the Spring area throughout March and April? Check out this month's guide!

March 13-April 14: View a lantern festival

This spring, City Place will be home to Houston's Magical Winter Lights, the largest lantern festival of its kind featuring vibrant elements of flora and fauna. The display will be located near City Place's waterfront and will be illuminated nightly at dusk.March 18: Focus on wellness

The North Harris County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host the Treasure Your Health Total Wellness Expo and Community Funfest, where attendees can receive free health screenings, information from financial resources and tips from wellness professionals. The event will also feature children's activities and a food distribution.March 23: Listen to a choir

Texas Lutheran University choirs will perform a concert entitled "Peace, My Heart" featuring the TLU Choir, the TLU Treble Choir and the Kantorei Chamber Choir.March 24-25: Purchase plants

Attendees can peruse nearly 1,200 varieties of plants at Mercer Botanic Gardens’ annual March Mart plant sale. This in-person event will be limited to Friends of Mercer Botanic Gardens members March 24 from 8-10 a.m. before opening to the public.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (March 24), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (March 25)
  • Free
  • Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble
  • 713-274-4166
  • www.friendsofmercer.com
March 25: See StepCrew onstage

The StepCrew will perform its new show featuring Ottawa Valley step dance, Irish step dance and tap as part of Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment’s Star-Lit Series.March 28: Support Northwest Assistance Ministries

In celebration of Northwest Assistance Ministries’ 40th anniversary, the NAM Endowment Fund board will host a luncheon and conversation with Houston business owner and philanthropist Jim McIngvale, also known as Gallery Furniture’s Mattress Mack.
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • $75 (individual), $750 (per table)
  • Shirley Acres, 217 Woerner Road, Houston
  • 281-885-4555
  • www.namonline.org
April 1: Get patriotic

Texas Master Chorale’s spring concert, “For Love of Country,” will feature patriotic tunes including “America the Beautiful,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “God Bless the USA” and “Armed Forces Salute,” among others. Admission is free for active-duty military, first responders and students with a school ID.April 3: Play golf for charity

Hope's Path's third annual charity golf tournament will be held to raise money for young men formerly in the foster care system. The event will offer attendees the chance to win $1 million or a new Mercedes vehicle. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and some options include free registration for a four-person team to play in the golf tournament. All proceeds benefit Hope's Path.
  • 8 a.m. (registration); 10 a.m. (event begins)
  • $225 (per player); $900 (per four-person team)
  • The Woodlands Country Club, 1730 S. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands
  • 281-465-8121
  • www.hopespath.org/golf
April 8: Hunt for Easter eggs

Northwoods Presbyterian Church will host an Easter Eggstravaganza during which children can enjoy egg hunts, bounce houses, an obstacle course, carnival games, crafts and refreshments. The Kona Ice Truck will also be onsite with shaved ice available for purchase.
  • 10 a.m.-noon
  • Free
  • Northwoods Presbyterian Church, 3320 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston
  • 281-444-8861
  • www.northwoods.org
April 11: Listen to classical music

The Monarch Chamber Players will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Quintet in G Minor” for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass as part of Cypress Creek FACE’s Promenade Series.April 13: Learn about the state of education

As part of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s Keynote Speaker Series, LaTonya Goffney, Jenny McGown and Lupita Hinojosa—the superintendents of Aldine, Klein and Spring ISDs, respectively—will speak at the annual State of Education luncheon.
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • $50 (members), $75 (nonmembers)
  • Randall Reed Center, 23802 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
  • 281-440-4160
  • www.houstonnwchamber.org
Live Theater

Playhouse 1960

6814 Gant Road, Houston



“Plaza Suite.” 8 p.m. (March 31 and April 1, 7-8 and 14-15); 3 p.m. (April 16). $22-$25

Stageworks Theatre

10760 Grant Road, Houston



“Urinetown, The Musical.” 7:30 p.m. (March 31 and April 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22); 3 p.m. (April 2, 9, 16, 23). $26.50-$43

InterActive Theater Co.

Mangum-Howell Community Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston



“The Story of the Lone Star State.” 11 a.m. (April 22). Free