April

BROWNSVILLE: April 6 Chalk Art Festival Join like-minded artists and spend the day making the Children’s Museum of Brownsville look as colorful and gorgeous as ever. The museum’s plaza and sidewalks are available for use as a gigantic canvas. The Children’s Museum of Brownsville, 501 Ringgold St. No. 5, Dean Porter Park. 956-548-9300; cmofbrownsville.org

BROWNSVILLE: April 20 Easter Celebration Celebrate the arrival of spring with this celebration. Past festivities have included an Easter egg relay, spot the bunny activity, an egg hunt, and special appearances by the Easter Bunny. The Children’s Museum of Brownsville, 501 E. Ringgold St. No. 5, Dean Porter Park. 956-548-9300; cmofbrownsville.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: April 6 BIG BLOOM Plant Sale, Garden Festival Festivities include kids activities, orchid sale, specialty vendors, butterfly releases in the Butterfly House, ladybug releases, reptile shows, parrot talk, food trucks, and more. Plant experts are on-site. Texas Master Naturalists—nature trail “walk and talk” tours, kids “touch and learn” tables in EcoFun Tent, and birding scopes on the Wetlands Boardwalk are part of the fun. South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. 361-852-2100; stxbot.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: April 19-22 Birdiest Festival In America The annual event features field trips throughout South Texas for some of the best bird sightings in the country. The weekend also features birding workshops, guest speakers, trade show, Raptor Project shows, and a whole lot of Texas hospitality. In addition to talks, vendors, and demonstrations, optional field trips allow birders to explore great birding sites around the Texas Coastal Bend. South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. 361-852-2100; stxbot.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: April 24-28 Birdiest Festival in America Spotlighting South Texas’ peak spring migration, this festival features optional guided birding field trips to regional birding hot spots, shorebird/wading bird sites, and private ranches. There is also birding photography work-shops, “The Raptor Project” presentations, bird banding, and a vendor tradeshow. The inaugural year, 2017, had 246 species, and 2018 had 257 species, showing why Corpus Christi was named the “Birdiest City in North America” for a decade. South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. 361-852-2100; birdiestfestival.org

EL LAGO: April 6 Woofstock—Bay Area Pet Adoptions Charity Fundraiser During the animal shelter’s spring fund-raiser, family and pet activities include a silent auction, dog training demonstrations and contests, a parade of adoptable shelter dogs, vendors, live music, food and drink, and pet photos with the Easter Bunny. The event will be held in the parking lot of joint sponsors Chelsea Wine Bar and Boondoggles Pub. BAPA is a non-profit, no-kill shelter in San Leon that finds forever homes for dogs and cats. 4106 E. NASA Parkway. 281-339-2086; bayareapetadoptions.org

GALVESTON: April 6The Snow Queen” by Missoula Children’s Theatre Led by actors and directors from Missoula Chil-dren’s Theatre, each performance is in front of a live audience. With the story of a young girl and her quest to find her best friend, the audi-ence may just find itself believing in malevolent mirrors, yetis, talking reindeer, and snow chickens. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: April 6 The Grand Kids Festival Celebrate with The Grand on a day filled with nonstop performances and art activities at the 24th annual festival from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: April 12 Pink Martini Pink Martini’s cheeky name speaks to the fizzy spirit and breezy sophistication that the 11-member orchestra, decked out in natty suits and colorful dresses, brings to its music-making. Performing original songs alongside classic hits, the popular ensemble revels in a hybrid, throwback style that mixes pop, jazz, classical and world music. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: April 21 Galveston Symphony Orchestra Conductor Dr. Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra perform. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: April 27 “Spamalot” This Tony Award winning Best Musical is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez. Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

HOUSTON: Through May 12 “To Be of Use: The Functional Ceramics of Mike Helke, Ayumi Horie, and East Fork” This group exhibition demonstrates the uniqueness, independent spirit, and social relevance found in the handmade as it compares the different creative paths taken by three makers of contemporary functional ceramics. “To Be of Use” juxtaposes three very different solutions to the challenge posed by making functional work in clay. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. 713-529-4848; crafthouston.org

HOUSTON: Through May 12 “Tom Loeser: Please Please Please” In partnership with the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents this traveling exhibition of the Wisconsin-based maker and designer’s imaginative furniture and works on paper. Guest curated by Glenn Adamson, “Please Please Please” reimagines what furniture can be by juxtaposing the artist’s furniture with his series of pyrographs and cyanotype prints. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. 713-529-4848; crafthouston.org

HOUSTON: March 6-April 28 “Little Shop of Horrors” This smash sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of theatregoers for more than 30 years. A nerdy flower shop clerk named Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant which he affectionately names after his secret crush, Audrey. The exotic bloom offers the promise of fame and fortune, but Seymour soon discovers that the mysterious “Audrey II” also has a taste for blood, ominous origins, and an insatiable appetite for power. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway. 713-527-0123; stagestheatre.com

HOUSTON: April 2 Da Camera Presents: The Veil of Orpheus A rare showing of Cy Twombly’s monumental painting, “The Treatise on the Veil,” is the occasion for this unique musical event. From Monteverdi to early electronic music through late 20th-cen-tury compositions, this program explores the powerful influences of mythology on visual art and music—in time past and time present. The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St. dacamera.com

HOUSTON: April 4-13 Mercury Chamber Orchestra: Thaikovsky and Elgar Tchaikovsky’s homage to his idol Mozart, modernizing classical elements with his own lush and lyrical style, is paired with Elgar’s delightful and endearing early work in these five Neighborhood Series concerts by Mercury Chamber Orchestra led by artistic director Antoine Plante. Various locations. 713-533-0800; mercuryhouston.org

HOUSTON: April 6 Earth Day Family Festival and Picnic A full schedule of events is planned for this free festival, including hourly cooking classes, yoga, tai chi, story time, farm photo safaris, garden explorations, chicken and bee demonstrations, activities, and games. Community partners give hands-on creative and learning opportunities at creation stations for kids and adults. The Sunnyside Community Center is serving a barbecue lunch for a donation, and St. Arnolds Brewery pours samples of beer and root beer. Hope Farms, 10401 Scott St. 713-520-0443; recipe4success.org

HOUSTON: April 7 Chefs in the Field Supper Celebrating Earth Day The spring season pop-up supper in this popular series offers an abundant four course, family-style meal crafted by celebrity chefs. Following cocktails, a maximum of 100 guests share the feast at one candlelit table set in the midst of the crops or under the shelter of the Gathering Barn. The Chefs in the Field suppers feature produce harvested from Hope Farms prepared by members of the Recipe for Success Foundation’s Chefs Brigade and Advisory Board. Hope Farms, 10401 Scott St. 713-520-0443; recipe4success.org

HOUSTON: April 12 Da Camera Presents: Dave Douglas Dizzy Atmosphere Trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas returns to Da Camera with a one-of-a-kind tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, with Gillespie’s repertoire as a starting point for improvisation and exploration. Joining Dave Douglas is a powerhouse group of improvisers and composers: David Adewumi, trumpet; Fabian Almazan, piano; Matthew Stevens, guitar; Linda May Han Oh, bass; and Joey Baron, drums. Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St. dacamera.com

HOUSTON: April 16-28 “Ragtime” Based on E.L. Doctorow’s powerful book about immigrants and the fight for the American soul in the early 20th century, this magnificent and deeply moving musical is set at a time when worlds and cultures are colliding on issues of race, class, gender equality, and politics. The plot shows the intersection of three groups of people in the United States: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants, and the struggles each face as their worlds collide during this time. Theatre Under The Stars, 800 Bagby St. 713-558-8887; tuts.com/ragtime

HOUSTON: April 24-June 16 “Murder for Two” The hit show that is selling out across the country is now coming to Houston. Everyone is a suspect in “Murder for Two,” a hilarious murder mystery with a twist. One actor plays the investigator, the other plays all 13 suspects, and both play the piano throughout. A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway. 713-527-0123; stagestheatre.com

HOUSTON: April 30 Da Camera Presents: Ashberyana Da Camera joins forces with renowned American composers and musicians to celebrate John Ashbery’s legacy with works that reflect his playful-ness, wit, and humor. The greatest American poet of his generation, Ashbery visited Houston for a Da Camera concert during Sarah Rothenberg’s first season as artistic director. Joan Tower’s “Holding a Daisy” was written for Rothenberg, as was Charles Wuorinen’s Ashberyana, recorded by Da Camera for Naxos. The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St. dacamera.com

LA PORTE: April 13 San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Re-enactment The largest battle re-enactment in the Southwest is the centerpiece of the admission-free festival held on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. The re-enactment recreates the events leading up to Texas winning its independence from Mexico 182 years ago at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Visitors can wander freely among the Mexican and Texian camps to learn what the soldiers and their families were doing prior to the battle in 1836. San Jacinto Museum of History, 1 Monument Circle. 281-479-2421; sanjacinto-museum.org

MCFADDIN: April 6 Polo at McFaddin This annual fundraiser is held for the Nave Museum and Victoria Regional Museum Association. A day of polo includes matches, gourmet tailgate tastings, beer and wine, live and silent auctions, and live music. McFaddin Ranch. 361-575-8227; navemuseum.com

PALACIOS: April 6 Rotary Club Golf Tournament This fundraiser event includes a four-man scramble golf tourna-ment open to all. There are prizes, trophies, and lunch is served. Palacios Golf Course, 289 R. B. Trull Blvd. 361-920-6212

PALACIOS: April 26-28 Palacios Trail Riders Association Annual Trail Ride Event kicks off with a dinner and auction on Friday at Blessing Community Center. The trail ride will begin the Saturday at Precinct 4 County Barn in Palacios and ends Sunday at Carl Park on the Tres Pala-cios River. 25000 SH 35. 361-920-2045

PORT ARANSAS: April 26-28 Texas SandFest One of the largest master sand sculpting competition in the U.S., this family event offers attendees a weekend of fun on the beach while viewing 18 world-class master sculptors and five semi-pros creating masterpieces from tons of sand. Visitors can take part in an amateur contest or take lessons to create works of sand art. Vendors, food, and music will also be available on the beach. Port Aransas Beach. 361-249-6792; texassandfest.org

PORT ARTHUR: April 20 Cajun Fest This event celebrates the area’s diverse cultures with music and good food. In the 1700s and 1800s Louisiana and east-southeast Texas became home to a variety of diverse cultures, notably French, African, German, Spanish, and several Caribbean islands. Dance to that foot-tapping music, chow down on the rich, delicious Cajun cuisine, and have some fun. Carl A. Parker Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive. 787-787-2787; visit-portarthurtx.com

ROCKPORT: April 21 Easter Sunrise Services Join in for the annual Easter sunrise service. Bring your lawn chairs. Rockport Beach Band Shell, 210 Seabreeze Drive. 361-729-6445; rockport-fulton.org

ROCKPORT: April 27-28 Kite Festival Watch kites soar through the sky at this annual festival held by the Rockport Cul-tural Art District. Aransas Navigation Dis-trict Festival Grounds, 911 Navigation Circle. 361-729-6445; rockport-fulton.org

ROCKPORT-FULTON: April 6-7 Rockport-Fulton Boat, Home, and Studio Tour Rockport Center for the Arts hosts a tour featuring unique, fashionable homes and one or two boats. Studio Tour includes artists from Rockport-Fulton and beyond. 361-729-5519; rockportartcenter.com

SANTA FE: April 25 Taste of Santa Fe and Business Expo This year’s event has more than 50 booths and a variety of food from local restaurants. It’s a great event to find local businesses, shop, listen to good music, and sample tasty grub. A highlight is the “Best of Taste” People’s Choice Award and Showmanship Award for decoration and participation in the theme of the event. Galveston County Fair Grounds—Ed Pickett Hall, 10 Jack Brooks Road. 409-925-8558; santafetexaschamber.com

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: April 27 Sand Crab Run This run, entirely on sand, is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful South Padre Island Beach. The Sand Crab will start behind Pearl South Padre on the beach at 8:30 p.m. (kids’ run is at 8 p.m.). This event benefits Sea Turtle Inc. The Pearl South Padre, 310 Padre Blvd. 956-761-3000; sopadre.com

SUGAR LAND: April 26-28, May 3-5 “Singin’ in the Rain Jr.” The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay. Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive. 713-302-5329; inspirationstage.com

SUGAR LAND: April 26 Celtic Woman–Ancient Land The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group returns to North America with a brand new live show. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

TOMBALL: April 6 Narrated Glass Blowing Demonstration Watch Houston’s only open-access studio blow glass. Free, narrated demos are offered on the first Saturday of every month (except August). Three Dimensional Visions—Glass Blowing Houston, 17442 FM 2920. 281-734-0366; threedimensionalvisions.com

VICTORIA: March 22-May 12 Neva Rossi Exhibit See the pastel works of Texas artist Neva Rossi. The Nave Museum, 306 W. Commercial St. 361-575-8228; navemuseum.com

VICTORIA: April 4-7 Independent Film Festival Watch dramas and animated films of both short and feature length. Film directors, producers, and actors join the festival to talk about their work and answer questions from those who attend. Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St. 361-935-8843; vtxiff.com

VICTORIA: April 6 Art Car Parade A parade showcases dozens of moving works of art. Downtown Victoria, 101 N. Main St. 361-572-0016; fivepointsmuseum.com

VICTORIA: April 6 Jam Fest This free music and street festival includes music, food and beverage vendors, and fine arts and crafts. Downtown Victoria, 101 N. Main St. victoriafinearts.org

VICTORIA: April 20 Riverside Food Truck Fest A celebration of Victoria’s favor-ite mobile grub offers dozens of food trucks, live music, vendors, and kids activities. Riverside Park, 311 Memorial Drive.

VICTORIA: April 25-28 “Cheatin” Theatre Victoria presents this award-winning comedy. Gossip ignites a blaze of infidelity that engulfs three couples in this zany farce. Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St. 361-570-8 5 87; theatrevictoria.org

VICTORIA: April 25 Downtown Rhythms Under the leadership of maestro Darryl One, the symphony performs selections from pop, jazz, and movie favorites for an annual evening of free family fun. Downtown Victoria, 101 N. Main St. 361-576-4500; victoriasymphony.com

VICTORIA: April 27-28 Historic Homes Tour Participate in guided tours of five historic homes that may include late Victorian, Queen Anne, and craftsman style bungalows. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to view the inside of some of the most elegant homes in Old Victoria. Various locations. 361-573-1878; victoriapreservation.com

VICTORIA: April 27 Victoria Symphony Master Series In the fourth year of the 5-year Cliburn Project, this show presents University of Houston Cliburn silver medalist Kenny Broberg in the dazzling Prokofiev Third followed by the popular and tuneful Second Symphony of Romantic great Johannes Brahms. It’s a finale not to be missed. Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 E. Sam Houston Drive. 361-576-4500; victoriasymphony.com

March

BAYTOWN: March 2 YMCA Gator Ride More than 1,000 cyclists ride 33, 43, 53, and 63 mile routes and last year nearly $40,000 was raised. Lee College, 200 Lee Drive. 281-427-1797; ymcahouston.org/gatorride

BROWNSVILLE: Through March 16 Walking Tours Knowledgeable docents conduct walking tours around the zoo, during which they tell a wide range of stories from the history of the zoo to animal anecdotes. Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringold St. 956-546-7187

BROWNSVILLE: March 9-17 Enjoy a full week’s worth of fun activities to make spring break a week to remember. The Children’s Museum of Brownsville, 501 E. Ringgold St. No. 5, Dean Porter Park. 956-548-9300; cmofbrownsville.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: March 6 Winter Lecture Series: Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking Included in general admission, free for members. South Texas Botanical Gardens, 8545 S. Staples St. 361-852-2100; stxbot.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: March 9 Name that Wildflower Class Nueces Master Gardener and wildflower expert Betty Whitt shares where and when you’ll likely find wildflowers. South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. 361-852-2100; stxbot.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: March 9-17 Spring Break Daily Activities Students in the area on break can spend part of a day at the gardens touring and joining special activities such as tortoise, reptile, and parrot interactions; and enjoying self guided nature play like exploring nature trails, the butterfly house, and wetland boardwalk. South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. 361-852-2100; stxbot.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: March 30Anyone Can Grow Orchids” Class Orchid admirersdiscover simple tips for orchid success, learning essentials from local orchid aficionado and volunteer Ty Harris. South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. 361-852-2100; stxbot.org

CYPRESS: March 1-2 The Magic of Quilts Quilt Show The West Houston Quilt Guild hosts their biannual quilt show. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road. whqg.org/quilt-show

FULTON: March 7-10 Oysterfest Visitors enjoy carnival rides, games, food, an oyster-eating contest, live music, unique vendor booths, and family fun. Fulton Navigation Park, North Fulton Beach Road. 361-463-9955; fultonoysterfest.org

GALVESTON: March 9 Celtic Nights: “Oceans of Hope” “Oceans of Hope—The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors” captures the very essence of Irish history. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post office St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: March 9-10 Corvette Chevy Expo This expo, celebrating its 41st anniversary, features world-class show cars inside the event and the new outdoor Show ‘N’ Shine. Numerous awards are given out and the event is open to all Chevy model vehicles. Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd. 386-775-2512; corvettechevyexpo.com

GALVESTON: March 17 Galveston Symphony Orchestra Conductor Dr. Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra perform. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: March 24 The Rob Landes Trio Revisits the Music of WWII Relive the big band sounds that kept this nation’s spirit alive through the toughest war in U.S. history. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post office St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765 1894; thegrand.com

HOUSTON: Feb. 2-May 12To Be of Use” The Functional Ceramics of Mike Helke, Ayumi Horie, and East Fork. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. 713-529-4848; crafthouston.org

HOUSTON: Feb. 2-May 12 “Tom Loeser: Please Please Please” In partnership with the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents this traveling exhibition of the Wisconsin-based maker and designer’s imaginative furniture and works on paper. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. 713-529-4848; crafthouston.org

HOUSTON: Feb. 13-March 3 “NSFW” Money, sex, and Photoshop. “NSFW” (Not Safe For Work— online material which the viewer may not want to be seen accessing in a public or formal setting such as at work) is a satirical look at the cut-throat media world where jobs are scarce, beauty standards are savage, and personal integrity is a luxury. This production is for mature audiences. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway. 713-527-0123; stagestheatre.com

HOUSTON: Feb. 19-March 3 “Mamma Mia!” This raucous, hilarious musical about a wedding on a Greek island tells the sweet story of love and heartbreak. Theatre Under The Stars, 800 Bagby St. 713-558-8887; tuts.com/mammamia

HOUSTON: March 1 Da Camera presents Tous les Matins du Monde: Jordi Savall Early music titan and visionary performer Savall leads Le Concert des Nations in music inspired by the 1991 film about gambist/composer Sainte-Colombe. Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St. dacamera.com

HOUSTON: March 3 Kosher Chili Cookoff The largest kosher food event in Houston offers a day of food, live entertainment, contests, and family activities while raising funds for nonprofit organizations in Houston’s Jewish community. Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut St. houstonkosherchilicookoff.com

HOUSTON: March 6-April 28 “Little Shop of Horrors” This smash sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for more than 30 years. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway. 713-527-0123; stagestheatre.com

HOUSTON: March 8-10 Sleep Show The National Sleep Foundation’s three-day consumer expo showcases the latest innovations in sleep health and technology. Attendees are able to interact with more than 200 companies and their brands. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. 703-243-1697; sleepshow.org

HOUSTON: March 16 Mercury Chamber Orchestra: Love and War Baroque Style Don’t miss this one-night-only event. Houston’s premiere period ensemble Mercury Chamber Orchestra is joined by the incredible violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-533-0800; mercuryhouston.org/1819-love-and-war

HOUSTON: March 18-19 Da Camera Presents: Elias String Quartet The internationally acclaimed quartet captivated Da Camera’s audience with their encore of Scottish folk tunes when they appeared in 2017. The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St. dacamera.com

HOUSTON: March 23 Da Camera Presents: Mark Guiliana Space Heroes Mark Guiliana has become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse, and individual sound. Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St. dacamera.com

HOUSTON: March 27 Houston Aphasia Recovery Center Let’s Talk Luncheon – The event will benefit HARC’s 26 different rotating programs that provide wellness, education, advocacy and resources for people with aphasia, their caregivers, and the greater Houston medical community. Luncheon, performance by the HARC Heralds Choir, and raffle. Guest speaker Sarah Scott joined by her mother Joanie Scott will share her experience with aphasia. 11:30 a.m.; 713-781-7100; http://www.harctx.org/

HOUSTON: March 29-31 Bayou City Art Festival Celebrate 48 years of fine art and giving back to local nonprofits with this festival featuring more than 300 artists. As one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events, the three-day festival provides patrons with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world-class art. Memorial Park, South Picnic Lane. 713-521-0133; artcolonyassociation.org

HOUSTON: March 29 Da Camera Presents: New York Philharmonic String Quartet This stupendous new string quartet is comprised of four virtuosi principal musicians from the vaunted New York Philharmonic, who are equally at home as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and orchestras around the world. Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St., Suite 300. dacamera.com

NEDERLAND: March 12-17 Heritage Festival Enjoy a celebration of Dutch heritage with a carnival, fun run, chili cookoff, crafts market, washer tournament, treasure hunt, entertainment in Tex Ritter Park, and the famous Cuisine Walk. Downtown Nederland, Boston Avenue. 422-692-6922; nederlandhf.org

PALACIOS: March 30 Breakfast with the Stars Palacios Area Fund is having a meet and greet for families and children with their favorite cartoon characters. They are offering children the opportunity to enjoy a great meal, photos, and the company of cartoon characters. First Baptist Church of Palacios, 202 Main St. 361-972-3960

PORT ARTHUR: Feb. 28-March 3 Mardi Gras Southeast Texas Celebrate four days of traditional Mardi Gras fun with parades, concerts, food, street entertainment, arts and crafts, and much more at this family-friendly event. Downtown Port Arthur, 500 Procter St. 409-540-0482; mardigras.portarthur.com

ROCKPORT: March 9 Art Center Market Second Saturday In the heart of downtown, shop unique finds and one-of-akinds, fine art, photography, jewelry, pottery, wood carvings, yard art, fiber art, and more. Downtown Rockport, Austin Street. 361-729-5519; rockportartcenter.com

ROCKPORT: March 9 Whooping Crane Strut The 31st annual event features a 5K run, a 10K run, or a 2-mile walk. Rockport Beach. 361-727-2158; rockport-fulton.org or atheleteguild.com

ROCKPORT-FULTON: March 15-17 Rockport-Fulton Market Days The event includes live music both days, more than 100 vendors, more than a dozen food trucks and food vendors, and seating under the shade for 48 people. It is a pet-friendly market. Join the fun every third weekend of the month. Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 100 Seabreeze. 361-463-0125

ROSENBERG: March 8-9 Junk Hippy This two-day event features vintage furniture and decor, farmhouse and shabby chic finds, retro and midcentury goods, and handmade items. There are food trucks on-site. Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 SH 36. 405-242-3290

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: March 2-3 Spring Break Jam This event supplies an opportunity for car, truck, and motorcycle enthusiasts to show off their custom vehicles. If it has wheels, it can be registered for the event, with all makes and models accepted, ranging from Model A to 2019. Entry to a tattoo expo, included in your registration or ticket purchase. South Padre Island Convention Centre, 7355 Padre Blvd. 956-761-3000; sopadre.com

SUGAR LAND: March 1 Mariah Carey in Concert The international singing and songwriting icon performs on her Caution World Tour. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: March 9 George Lopez The television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television star presents his stand-up comedy tour. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: March 10 “PJ Masks Live! Save The Day” The live musical production from Entertainment One and Round Room is back with an all-new show. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: March 23 Camila and Sin Bandera in Concert Camila, Mexico’s premier pop/rock duo, and Latin pop legends Sin Bandera join forces to share the stage for the first time with their 4 Latidos Tour. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

 

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