Shop for plants, hear Mattress Mack speak: 11 things to do in the spring through March, April

Shop for plants, hear Mattress Mack speak: 11 things to do in the spring through March, April
Shop for plants, hear Mattress Mack speak: 11 things to do in the spring through March, April

Looking for something to do in the Spring area during March and April? Check out this month’s guide!

March 13-14. April: See a lantern festival

This spring, City Place will be home to Houston’s Magical Winter Lights, the largest lantern festival of its kind featuring living elements of flora and fauna. The display will be located close to City Place’s waterfront and will be illuminated every evening at dusk.

March 23: Listen to a choir

The Texas Lutheran University choir will perform a concert entitled “Peace, My Heart” with the TLU Choir, TLU Treble Choir and Kantorei Chamber Choir.

March 24-25: Buy plants

Attendees can peruse nearly 1,200 varieties of plants at the Mercer Botanic Garden’s annual March Mart plant sale. This in-person event will be limited to Friends of Mercer Botanic Gardens members on March 24 from 8-10 before opening to the public.

  • 10:00–16:00 (March 24), at 08:00 – 16:00 (March 25)
  • Free
  • Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble
  • 713-274-4166

March 25: See StepCrew on stage

StepCrew will perform their new show of Ottawa Valley step dance, Irish step dance and tap as part of the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment’s Star-Lit Series.

March 28: Support Northwest Assistance Ministries

To celebrate Northwest Assistance Ministries’ 40th anniversary, the NAM Endowment Fund Board of Directors will host a luncheon and conversation with Houston business owner and philanthropist Jim McIngvale, aka Gallery Furniture’s Mattress Mack.

  • 11.30-13.30
  • $75 (individual), $750 (per table)
  • Shirley Acres, 217 Woerner Road, Houston
  • 281-885-4555
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April 1: Get Patriotic

The Texas Master Chorale’s spring concert, “For Love of Country,” will feature patriotic tunes including “America the Beautiful,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “God Bless the USA” and “Armed Forces Salute,” among others. Entry is free for active military, first responders and students with school ID.

April 11: Listen to classical music

Monarch Chamber Players will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Quintett in G Minor” for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass as part of Cypress Creek FACE’s Promenade Series.

April 13: Learn about the state of education

As part of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s Keynote Speaker Series, LaTonya Goffney, Jenny McGown and Lupita Hinojosa – the superintendents of Aldine, Klein and Spring ISDs, respectively – will speak at the annual State of Education luncheon.

  • 11:30 am
  • $50 (members), $75 (non-members)
  • Randall Reed Center, 23802 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
  • 281-440-4160

Live theatre

Playhouse 1960

6814 Gant Road, Houston


“Plaza Suite.” 20.00 (31 March and 1 April, 7-8 and 14-15); 15.00 (April 16). $22-$25

Stageworks Theatre

10760 Grant Road, Houston


“Urinetown, The Musical.” 19.30 (31 March and 1 April, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22); 15.00 (2, 9, 16, 23 April). $26.50-$43

InterActive Theater Co.

Mangum-Howell Community Center2500 Frick Road, Houston


“The Story of the Lone Star State.” 11 a.m. (April 22). Free

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