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Check out these Houston events with food trucks, craft drinks, live music


Cultural concert:
The Apollo Chamber Players and Harris County Public Library celebrate Asia Pacific Heritage Month with a cultural concert at 6 p.m. May 12 at the Barbara Bush Branch Library in the spring. Free entry.

The classical quartet will perform music by Regan, Komatsu, and Shih-Hui Chen during the concert. The event is called Apollo Chamber Players Present Library Voyage, Chapter 6.

The Barbara Bush Branch Library is located at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in the spring. Learn more about www.hcpl.net.

May 13

Night bites:
Bridgeland presents a monthly food truck and craft drink night they call “Friday Night Bites” from 6-10 p.m. May 13 at the Lakeland Village Center.

The free event features eight food trucks, including Tu Go Chicken, Katy Skyders BBQ and Mr. Sizzles, as well as drinks from Wicked Boxer Brewery and Can I Be Tipsy. Desserts and live music from Nervous Rex and games for the whole family will also be on offer.

Bridgeland’s Lakeland Village Center is located at 10519 Fry Road in Cypress. Learn more about www.bridgeland.com.

May 14

Casey Chestnut:
Singer-songwriter Casey Chesnutt will perform at 9 p.m. May 14 at Neon Boots Dancehall and Saloon. Advance tickets are $15.

Chesnutt, the son of country music star Mark Chesnutt, has been playing and performing since he was 13 years old. Honkeytonk Special opens.

Neon Boots is located at 11410 Hempstead Road in Houston. Learn more about www.neonbootsclub.com.

Pop Musical:
Playhouse 1960 presents Emma! A pop musical, with performances on May 14 and 15. Tickets start at $10.

Based on the Jane Austen novel, Emma! is set in a modern high school and features music from bands like The Supremes and Katy Perry. Performances are at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.

Playhouse 1960 is located at 6814 Gant Road in Houston. Learn more about www.playhouse1960.com.

Still Motown:
The Forever Motown tribute band will perform at 8 p.m. on May 14 at Centrum in the Spring. Tickets start at $35.

The group performs Motown hits such as “My Girl”, “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and “Uptight” from artists such as The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye. The concert is presented by the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment and is part of its Star-Lit! series.

The Centrum is located at 6823 Cypresswood Drive in the spring. Learn more about www.cypresscreekface.org.

Genealogy workshop:
West Houston Area Genealogy Society presents one of its biggest events, the Beginners Genealogy Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14 at the Westlake VFD Community Center. Early bird registration before April 30 is $20, after $25.

The event is a full informational introduction to starting your family tracing process. Knowledgeable presenters will talk and demonstrate how to start your search, what software to use, how to trace your DNA and more.

The Westlake VFD Community Center is located at 19636 Saums Road in Houston. Learn more about www.whags.org/bgw.

May 16

Democratic Club:
Cypress-Tomball Democrats will meet virtually at 6:30 p.m. on May 16 via Zoom.

This month’s guest speaker is Kate Dentler, president of the Harris County Young Democrats. Dentler was previously president of the College Democrats group at the University of Houston, where she graduated in 2020 with a degree in political science.

For more information, visit www.cytomdemocrats.org or email [email protected]

May 17

Rummikub game:
Every Tuesday, including May 17, a group gathers for a few games of Rummikub at 10 a.m. at the Steve Radack Community Center.

In the family game of strategy and luck, players compete to be the first to play all the tiles in their locker by placing them in sets and groups.

The Steve Radack Community Center is located at 18650 Clay Road in Houston. For more information, call 832-927-3000.

Graphic novel:
A Thousand Words, the interactive book club for 8-12 year olds, will meet at the Tomball Library at 5 p.m. on May 17 to discuss the graphic novel “Great White Shark Adventure” written by Fabian Cousteau and James O. Fraioli and illustrated by Joe Saint Pierre.

Copies of the book are available at the cash desk in the children’s office. Registration is required for the event by calling 832-559-4235.

The Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library is located at 30555 Tomball Parkway in Tomball. Learn more about www.lonestar.edu.

May 20

Rotten scoundrels:
Stageworks Main Stage presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, opening May 20 and ending June 12. Tickets start at $26.

Based on the 1988 film and set on the French Riviera, the play tells the story of two men who prey financially on wealthy women. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on May 20, 21, 27, 28 and June 3, 4, 10 and 11 and at 3 p.m. on May 22, 29, June 5 and 12. The play is directed by Jeremy Dumont and contains adult language and themes.

Stageworks Theater is located at 10760 Grant Road in Houston. Learn more about www.stageworkshouston.org.

May 21

First Responders:
Local first responders will gather in Old Town Spring on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Spring Into Safety, a free community event.

Fire engines, police cars, ambulances and more will meet citizens, distribute gifts and talk about safety and preparedness. The event takes place on Armed Forces Day and local military reservist bases have been invited, as well as Memorial Hermann LifeFlight and AirLife will land at Preservation Park.

Old Town Spring is located at 26302 Preston Ave in Spring. Learn more about www.springfd.org.

May 24

Throwing Axes:
Deacon Baldy’s Bar and Food Trucks in Magnolia presents an ax throwing night at 6:30 p.m. on May 24.

Big Bear Ax Throwing LLC will provide the axes and for $10 guests will get eight throws. Deacon Baldy’s Bar and Food Trucks offers over 30 specialty craft beers on tap and hosts unique food trucks daily.

Deacon Baldy’s is located at 5447 FM 1488 in Magnolia. Learn more about www.deaconbaldys.com.

Entertainment Roundup is a weekly article compiled by freelance writer Brandon Moeller. Send entertainment submissions to Brandon at

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