Here's what's going on in Cy-Fair this weekend, Nov. 11-13

Cypress Ranch Theatre presents Hello Dolly.

Cypress Ranch Theatre presents Hello Dolly.

Nov. 10-13: Cypress Ranch Theatre presents “Hello Dolly


Students at Cypress Ranch High School perform the Broadway-style musical about a widow striving to bring romance to several couples and herself in a big city restaurant. 7 p.m. (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), 2 p.m. (Sunday). $15-$20. Cypress Ranch High School Auditorium, 10700 Fry Road, Cypress. www.cyranchtheatre.org

Nov. 12: CyFair Mistletoe Market


Holiday shopping opportunities abound with more than 150 vendors offering women’s and children’s boutique clothing, home and holiday decor, homemade jewelry, gourmet food items and other holiday gift ideas for the Christmas season. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-610-8577. www.facebook.com/CyFairHolidayExtravaganza

Nov. 12: TKB Center for Ballet & Dance presents “The Nutcracker


The dance company performs a new twist on the traditional ballet. 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. $20. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-444-4566. www.tkbballet.com

Nov. 12: Wild Night for Wildlife Viva Las Vegas


This year’s gala night fundraiser features dinner, a Las Vegas show with Vince King, a magic show by Carter Blackburn, photos with an Elvis Presley impersonator, cash bar, raffle, casino, door prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition Wildlife Center. 6:30-11 p.m. $75. Sterling Country Club at Houston National, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston. 832-831-9920. www.twrcwildlifecenter.org

Nov. 12-13: 27th Annual Native America Championship Pow Wow


Presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association, the two-day festival features tribal dance contests, a craft show, tipis, music and more. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission), $4 (parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Pkwy., Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com

Nov. 13: Cypress Half Marathon


This is the first of three races in the 2016/2017 Bayou City Half Series. The race features a half marathon, half marathon relay and a 1K for children. 6:45 a.m. (half marathon), 7:05 a.m. (5K), 9:30 a.m. (1K). $30-$135. Cypress Woods High School, 13550 Woods-Spillane Blvd., Cypress. www.cypresshalf.com
By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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