4 things to know in Spring and Klein this week, Jan. 23-27

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is installing two new exhibits this week for a Saturday opening.[/caption]

Cultural events are planned throughout the week in Spring and Klein, beginning with a lecture on Monday and leading up to a weekend of theatrical productions at local high schools.

Cypress Creek Christian Community Center presents a free program in its “Making Connection” lecture series. Steve Baird, the living history educator for Klein ISD, will show photos and tell stories about the history of the Klein community. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Cypress Creek Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-376-7121. www.thecentrum.org

Klein Forest High School students continue this month's performances of “In the Heights,” a musical following the stories of characters who live in the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. 7 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.) $12. 11400 Misty Valley Drive, Houston. 832-484-4500 www.kleinforestdrama.org

Westfield High School in Spring ISD presents “A Journey Through Time: A Celebration of Black History Through Words, Song and Dance” at 7 p.m. (Thu.-Fri.). $12. 16713 Ella Blvd., Houston. 281-891-7130. www.springisd.org/westfield2

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is installing two new exhibitions this week. In the main gallery, “If it Please You Lord” by Paul Achepohl features works on paper inspired by ex-votos, which are votive offerings made to saints. Also on display will be “A Collector’s Passion,” a selection of fine art glass paperweights by the Rebecca Cole Gallery. Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tue.-Sat.). $5 (suggested donations). 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.