Live music options, summer book sale: 5 events happening in the Katy area this weekend, July 21-23

Katy area residents can enjoy plenty of live music, a book from the library or food trucks this weekend.

Katy area residents can enjoy plenty of live music, a book from the library or food trucks this weekend.

With the school year quickly approaching, it’s time to squeeze in a few last-minute activities with friends and family. Here are several events happening in the Katy area this weekend for quiet time with a book, dining in fresh air and live music with cold drinks.

Friday, July 21
Katy Branch Library Summer Book Sale
The Friends of the Katy Library will be hosting a book sale at the library. Hardcover books will sell for  $1 each, paperbacks 50 cents each, and children’s books are three for $1. 9 a.m., Free admission. 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-3509. http://www.hcpl.net/location/katy-branch-library

Friday, July 21
Cinco Ranch Food Truck Friday
A wide selection of food from a variety of food trucks will be at the event serving everything from lobster to pizza and ice cream. Parking is available at Trinity Baptist Church but residents of Cinco Ranch are asked to use bike trails within the community. This month’s selections include: Churrasco Food Truck & CateringThe Cuban SpotCousins Maine LobsterPiggy PibilCupcake and a Smile, LLCEl Pollo BurgerTu-Go KitchenPOCKet to meCurbside SliderzThe Sauer KrautIl Primo Pizza TruckHangreekJourney IceCool Runnings Jamaican Grill and Moooseum Ice Cream. 5 p.m. (Free, except for food costs). 25202 Springwood Lake Drive, Katy. 281-395-2200. http://bit.ly/2uBOe6y

Friday, July 21
Adrenaline at EinStein’s Pub
A little something on the harder side with alternative rock from the '80s mashed together with a little new age metal inspiration. 9:30 p.m. Free (admission). 873 S. Mason Road, Katy. 281-398-6066. http://www.einsteinspub.com/

Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22
A variety of music at Mo’s Irish Pub
Take in some music with some Latin flair by Leo Mendoza at Mo’s Irish Pub this Thursday. Friday, Thunderpants plays at the pub, and Mo’s finishes their live music for the weekend on Saturday with VagaBlaonde, a Rod Stuart tribute band. All shows begin at 9 p.m. Free admission. 23511 I-10, Katy. 281-665-3535. http://mosirishpub.com/katy/

Saturday, July 22
Annual Beltram Bash
Enjoy live music by Broco Jr., Chris Boise, Derek Cade, John Loring and others. Attendees may bring their own beverages or enjoy the open bar. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with all of the artists, professional photos and autographs. Cajun food will be available from a food truck on-site. Attendees are asked to park at the clubhouse on Reese Lake Drive. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $20 (regular tickets), $30 (VIP tickets). 25602 Canyon Sands Lane, Richmond. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-beltram-bash-tickets-35466260540