National Night Out, live music and theater: 6 things to do Oct. 1-3 in The Woodlands area

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is one of several venues with events planned Oct. 1-3. (Courtesy Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is one of several venues with events planned Oct. 1-3. (Courtesy Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is one of several venues with events planned Oct. 1-3. (Courtesy Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

October begins in The Woodlands area with a variety of live performances and family events. Here are a few highlights among the weekend events Oct. 1-3.

Oct. 1-3

See a performance at Glade Cultural Center

The Glade Cultural Center hosts a presentation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” the Oscar Wilde novel adapted for the stage by Amy K. Barnes of Haven Arts Theatre. 8 p.m. $35-$50. Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 832-557-8781. www.gladecutluralcenter.com

Oct. 2


Hear live music at the Pavilion


Parker McCollum is scheduled to perform with Flatland Cavalry and Kylie Frey at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. 5:30 p.m. (gates), 7 p.m. (show). $25-$79.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org

Oct. 2

Get up close with trucks


Children can take a look at big trucks, off-road vehicles, first responder vehicles and other gear at the event. The event is open to all ages. 9 a.m. Free. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Oct. 2

Enjoy Beatles tributes


Arts in the Park presents “All You Need Is Love” with The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and Beatles tribute band Beetle. The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and Friends take the stage at 7 p.m. to perform the entire second side of the “Abbey Road” album along with orchestral instrumental arrangements of Beatles music, songs from “Sgt. Pepper,” “Magical Mystery Tour” and other songs. A 1960s and 1970s costume contest will also take place during the event with prizes awarded to the top costume. 6 p.m. Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Oct. 2

Join walk to end Alzheimer's


The Alzheimer’s Association invites area residents to join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. The event will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand-sanitizing stations and other measures. 8:30 a.m. (opening), 9:30 a.m. (walk). Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. http://alz.org/walk

Oct. 3

Support crime prevention with National Night Out


Local law enforcement and The Woodlands Fire Department will briefly visit with residents of the neighborhoods that register their parties with The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. 3 p.m. Free. Various locations in The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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