April 28-May 1

Watch a 1960s classic

The National Youth Theater is performing its adaptation of the 1968 film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at Lone Star College-Tomball, according to a news release. Students from Houston-area school districts, including Cypress, Tomball and Magnolia ISDs, will perform. 7 p.m. (April 28-29); 2 p.m., 6 p.m. (April 30-May 1). $12-$20. LSC-Tomball Performing Arts Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-510-7794. www.nationalyouththeater.org

April 29-30

Magnolia brings back barbecue season

The annual Magnolia Showdown BBQ Cookoff returns to Unity Park. Hosted by the Magnolia Festival Committee and sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society, the cook-off features categories for brisket, spare ribs, chicken and beans as well as contests for margaritas, open protein and dessert. Registration for contestants closed April 15, but the event is free and open to the public to attend. 8 a.m.-TBD (April 29), TBD (April 30). Free. 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. www.cityofmagnolia.com

April 30

Enjoy a spring festival

Boys and Girls Country of Houston is hosting its Spring Festival 2022 at its Hockley location. The event will feature armadillo races, food, crafts and a basket sale. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission, parking); $5 (activity passes for children age 4 and younger); $20 (activity passes for age 5 and older); $1 (food, activity tickets). Boys and Girls Country, 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley. 281-290-1288. www.boysandgirlscountry.org

April 30

Enjoy pancakes in Magnolia

The Magnolia Lions Club will host its annual Pancake Supper at Magnolia Junior High School with all-you-can-eat pancakes and a silent auction. Funds go to the Lions Club for community initiatives, such as student scholarships, eye exams and holiday support to area families in need, according to event information. 5-8 p.m. $5-$6 (children), $10-$12 (adults). 31138 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia. 979-709-7601. www.facebook.com/magnoliatxlionsclub

April 30

Check out a new bowling alley

Main Event, a family entertainment center, will open at noon April 29 in Tomball. The entertainment center, located at 24620 Hwy. 249, Tomball, will include bowling, laser tag, virtual reality and more than 100 interactive video games, according to an April 7 news release. www.mainevent.com/tomball

May 1

Visit an annual bazaar

Saint Matthias Catholic Church’s Annual Bazaar in Magnolia will feature a barbecue dinner as well as a raffle, live music, inflatables, midway games and bingo. Proceeds will go toward Saint Matthias’ new church building fund. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission), $15 (all-day wristband passes for midway games). 302 S. Magnolia Blvd., Magnolia. 281-356-2000. www.st.matthias.net