11 things to do in Houston this weekend, Feb. 24-26

Sam Houston Race Park, among other venues, will host events this weekend across Houston.

Sam Houston Race Park, among other venues, will host events this weekend across Houston.

Feb. 24: Amos Lee performs at Revention Music Center

Sing-songwriter brings his folky tunes to Revention Music Center. 8 p.m. $16-$95. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas Street, Houston. 713-230-1600. www.facebook.com/events/348396122187302

Feb. 24: ComedySportz Houston

This fast-paced comedy show involved two teams improvising scenes, games and songs with audience interaction throughout. 8 p.m. $10-$20. CSz Arena, 2201 Preston Street, Houston. 713-868-1444. www.cszhouston.com

Feb. 24-25: SPF 1960 at Playhouse 1960

Playhouse 1960 presents a festival of short plays chosen from dozens of submissions from local playwrights. 8 p.m. $18. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.ph1960.com

Feb. 24-26: “An American in Paris” at the Hobby Center

Theatre Under the Stars presents the musical that tells the love story of an American soldier and a French girl. 8 p.m. (Friday), 2 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). $38.50-$106. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby Street, Houston. 713-315-2525. www.tuts.com

Feb. 25: Color in Motion 5K at Sam Houston Race Park

Participants run, jog or walk while being plastered in vibrant colors throughout the route. The race includes multiple waves that start roughly every 10 minutes. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that teachers life skills to girls in the third through eighth grades. 9 a.m. $50. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. 281-807-8700. www.facebook.com/events/1277902835603055

Feb. 25: Levy Park Grand Opening

A full day of activities includes yoga, tai chi, live music, dancing, food trucks, literary programming and zumba. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will give remarks and cut the ribbon at 11 a.m., and the day will conclude with a concert from Austin’s Latin funk band, Grupo Fantasma. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. Levy Park Conservancy, 3801 Eastside Street, Houston. www.levyparkhouston.org/grand-opening.html

Feb. 25: Houston Creole Heritage Festival and Mardi Gras Parade

The festival celebrates culture and diversity with live music, food and dancing. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $10 (adults), Free (children under 11). Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston. www.houstoncreolefestival.com

Feb. 25: White Oak Pub Crawl in the Heights

Saint Arnold Brewery Hosts a pub crawl down White Oak Drive, wrapping up with awards at Onion Creek. Those who make all stops on the crawl will win a pint glass. 2-6 p.m. Free. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston. 713-686-9494. www.saintarnold.com

Feb. 25-26: Vintique Flea’s Spring Market

Food trucks, beer, wine and adoptable puppies can all be found at this two-day shopping event featuring vintage, antique and flea market finds. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 (adults), Free (children 16 and under). Silver Street Studios, 1501 Silver Street, Houston. www.facebook.com/events/1592441957448003

Feb. 26: Farmers & Artisans Market and Dog Adoption Fair at Southern Star Brewery

The brewery hosts an afternoon farmers market while Montgomery County Animal Shelter holds a dog adoption event. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Southern Star Brewery, 3525 N. Frazier Street, Conroe. 936-441-2739. www.southernstarbrewing.com

Feb. 26: The Black History Project

A panel discusses culture and current events as the Houston Museum of African American Culture hosts the fourth part of The Black History Project. 5:30-9 p.m. Free (with RSVP). Houston Museum of African American Culture, 4807 Caroline Street, Houston. 713-526-1015. www.blkhistoryproject.com
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.