What’s On Tap This Weekend!

Brunch at BB Lemon

WHETHER IT'S ST. Patrick's Day, Pi Day or a birthday, Houstonians have plenty of reasons to celebrate. Check out this weekend's lineup!


Immerse Yourself at the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

Today is the opening day of Time No Longer, Anri Sala's immersive and captivating multimedia art piece in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. View her film, depicting an old record player floating in space, accompanied by music. Tickets are available for $12 for six different viewing times starting at 10am and going until 6pm.

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

Catch a Flick on the Lawn

Head out to Market Square Park Friday night for a throwback to the '80s with a viewing of St. Elmo's Fire. Bring blankets and chairs and post up; the screening starts at 7:30pm, and food and drinks are available at Niko Niko's in the park.

Channel the Luck of the Irish

Throw on some green and head to B.B. Lemon for a fun St. Patrick's brunch and crawfish boil on Saturday from 11am-4pm. There will be live music and Irish-inspired food and drink specials. Reservations are recommended, and can be made on OpenTable or over the phone.

Hit a Brewery's Birthday Bash!

Southern Star Brewing Company is turning 13 and everyone's invited to the party! Starting at noon on Saturday there will be beer, food from the Tacos in Low Places food truck and live music by Folk Family Revival, Winston Cook and The Homebrewed Brass Ensemble. There is no cover charge, and the event goes 'til 10pm.

Celebrate Crawfish Season at Goode Co.

Last weekend's Goode Co. crawfish pop-up endures! For anyone who missed out last week, you're in luck: A special while-supplies-last event returns to its Westpark parking lot (between Goode Co. Seafood and Goode Co. Taqueria). Order online for pickup on Saturday or Sunday, or simply show up and roll the dice; the pop-up begins at noon and goes until the goods are sold out. Available items include boiled crawfish with seasoned corn and potatoes (in 2.5, 5 or 10 pounds), pints of campechana, and cocktail kits for margaritas and hurricanes. Advance orders must be placed by Friday at 5pm.

Nerd Out for Pi Day

What better way to celebrate Pi Day than with $3.14 slices of pizza?! Head over to Little Woodrow's in EaDo Sunday to catch this killer deal. Grimaldi's Pizzaeria has carryout specials on Sunday, like an 18-inch pizza, small salad and two fountain drinks for $25. Meanwhile, North Italia has added new pies to its menu in honor of March 14, like the andouille-creole pizza with Vietnamese creole pickles.

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SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED Italian shoe line Concetto Limone will make its Texas debut at a cocktail reception at Valobra Master Jewelers (2150 Westheimer Rd.) on Thursday, April 29 from 5-7pm. The evening of "All Things Italian" will transport guests immediately to the coast of southern Italian as they sip on Italian wines, Aperol Spritzes, Negronis and Limoncellos while feasting on an assortment of Italian hors d'oeuvres from Houston's beloved Tony's. Invited guests will have the first glance in Texas on the Concetto Limone line and the opportunity to purchase unisex styles on Thursday evening and all day Friday at a trunk show at Valobra.

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Pastries at Cafe Leonelli

CAFE LEONELLI IS now open inside the MFAH's Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, the stunning new wing that first opened in November.

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Abbie Preston Edmonson gives a special presentation this weekend

DESPITE SOME APRIL showers, there's still plenty of fun to be had! From art-centric and Earth Day activities to family-friendly fests, check out a rundown of the weekend's best bets.

LEARN FROM AN ARTIST Tune in tonight for an hour-long talk by ceramicist and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft resident artist Abbie Preston Edmonson about her creative process. She'll give a virtual presentation about her work and a special demonstration in her studio space.

Brennen's exec chef Joey Chavez (photo by Kimberly Park)

TAKE A VIRTUAL PAINTING LESSON OR COOKING CLASS Be inspired by the great state of Texas during a virtual painting lesson hosted by Honey Art Cafe on Friday night. For only $20, stream a two-hour virtual lesson and make a series of stylized mini paintings inspired by West Texas and Big Bend National Park. Honey Art Cafe also has supply kits available for purchase for beginners or artists low on supplies.

And if painting isn't quite your speed, see what you can cook up in the kitchen! Brennen's exec chef Joey Chavez leads a "date night" cooking lesson for couples on Friday at 6:30pm. Hosted at the restaurant, the socially distanced demonstration, which costs $150, includes a reception, followed by an interactive demonstration and seated dinner.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY! Join the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center from 10am-4pm on Saturday for a fun- and information-filled day! Explore informative booths, nature hikes, fun displays in the Discovery Room, and Earth-friendly take-home activities. Or join Discovery Green on Sunday from 12-5pm, when the park will screen a series of short films about Houston's environment, host a panel about February's freeze, and showcase a live painting demo by local artists working on murals to decorate the park.

GO ON AN OUT-OF-THIS WORLD ADVENTURE Fifty-one years ago, the Apollo 13 crew splashed down safely back on Earth after their famously harrowing mission to the moon and back. Space Center Houston is celebrating that anniversary on Saturday, hosting two livestreamed panel discussions with current NASA experts as well as Apollo-era legends.And now through May 2, local NASA and Apollo 13 fans can check out the center's new spring exhibition, titled "Apollo: When We Went to the Moon," that looks at the legacy of the Apollo era through the lens of the engineers and astronauts who actually lived the experience.

FIND FUN AT THE INTERNATIONAL KIDS FEST Traders Village hosts Kids Fest on Sunday, with games, activities, interactive shows, live music, acrobats, magicians, clowns and more. Parking is $5, but the event itself is free, sure to keep the whole family entertained from 12-4pm.

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