7 weekend events for fun with the family in Spring and Klein, Oct. 14-16

Trout Fishing in America Trout Fishing in America will perform Oct. 15 at The Centrum.[/caption]

Mid-October is peak season for fall festivals, and there are four in the Spring and Klein areas this weekend, including Old Town Spring's annual Pet Fest. Live music and a musical theater production round out the calendar of events this weekend.

Oct. 14-16

"Little Shop of Horrors"

Presented by Stageworks Theatre, this production tells the story of the meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush. This show contains adult language, implied domestic violence and dramatized onstage death. 7:30 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $15 (student), $22 (senior), $26 (adult). Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100.

Oct. 15

Fun Faire

The annual Klein United Methodist Church fall festival, hosted by the Boy Scouts of Troop 878, includes family-friendly fun activities for all ages. The event includes archery, paintball, a tomahawk throw, ring toss, bounce houses, crafts, vendors and games. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). $5 (for 10 game tickets). Klein United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920, Spring. 281-353-8202. www.kleinumc.org

Oct. 15

Fall festival

The event hosted by Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church includes games for all ages, pony rides, a petting zoo, paint ball, rock climbing, international food, craft vendors, silent auctions, live entertainment and a spaghetti dinner.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (festival), 6:30 p.m. (dinner). Free (festival), $15 (dinner). Christ the Good Shepherd, 18511 Klein Church Road, Spring. 281-376-6831.

Oct. 15

Family festival

Honoring Adrian Steffes and benefiting the South-Central Liver Transplant Fund, the event includes a barbecue plate sale, craft and vendor market, live music from Drive Train, raffles and other activities. Noon-4 p.m. Free (event admission), free (barbecue for age 3 and younger), $6 (barbecue for age 3 and older), $12 (barbecue for adult). Rack’s Bar & Grill, 17100 Kuykendahl Road, Spring.

Oct. 15

Trout Fishing in America

Presented by the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment, the four-time live-performance Grammy nominated band Trout Fishing in America was created from a musical partnership between Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. This event is part of the Chaparral Management family series of performances. 3 p.m. $10 (student, age 17 and younger), $12 (senior), $15 (adult). The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-440-4850.

Oct. 15-16

Pet Fest

The event and Pet Fest nonprofit organization raises awareness and money to support various animal rescue groups and related organizations. This year’s festival includes a costume contest, dog show, photo challenge, Texas Weiner Dog Race and fur fun run. 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free (Donations are accepted.). Old Town Spring, 403 Main St., Spring.

Oct. 16


Hosted by the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Josu De Solaun plays Brahms, Chopin and Schumann on the Pauling Steinway grand piano. The pianist divides his time between New York and Houston, where he has joined the faculty at Sam Houston State University. 6:15 p.m. (refreshments), 7 p.m. (performance). $25 (member), $30 (nonmembers). Season passes are available. Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-376-6322. www.pearlmfa.org

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.