Spring Into Mother’s Day Weekend: Art, Ice Cream, Live Music & More!

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG! And however you're feeling about it, there's an activity for you on tap this weekend. From rage yoga to ice cream, try new things all over town — and don't forget Mother's Day on Sunday!



BECOME ZEN AS $#!& Screaming and cursing during yoga is counterintuitive, tonight at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, it's all the rage! From 7-8pm, join a rage yoga class, and drink, scream and curse your way to enlightenment. It's been a tough year on everyone, so let it out. Tickets are $20; event is 21 and up.

GO OUT TO THE BALLGAME Friday through Sunday, the Astros play the Toronto Blue Jays (and former Astro slugger George Springer!) at Minute Maid Park. Catch a game, and maybe a fly ball, this weekend with the whole family. Times and prices vary, but show up early to score an Altuve bobblehead or a Mother's Day face mask!

GET THE SCOOP ON THE SWEETEST SPOTS We all scream for two new ice cream shops! Sweet and Boozy Dessert Shop opens Saturday at 11am in Katy, with sweet or booze-infused ice cream options, popsicles, "Thundershakes," stuffed waffles, and Grandpa Al's Famous Kitchen Sink — featuring eight scoops of ice cream, a brownie, a donut, graham cracker crumbs, cotton candy, pop rocks, chocolate and caramel sauce and more. Meanwhile, inside the Loop, try New York's famous Van Leeuwen Ice Cream in Rice Village, the first of three locations the brand will open across Houston. The shop boasts 30 flavors, split almost evenly between dairy and vegan options. Every Van Leeuwen location opens with a limited-edition flavor that will only last for about six weeks; this one's is Yellow Rose Bourbon Pecan Pie, made with bourbon from Houston's very own Yellow Rose distillery. Bonus: Scoops sell for $1 on opening day!

CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH On Saturday, Asia Society hosts $5 docent-led art tours of its current exhibit, Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power. What better time to visit than during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month? Return Friday evening for a showing of the 2020 Academy Award winning film Minari as part of its Front Lawn Film Nights series.

BROWSE A FAB FINE ARTS MARKET Market Street hosts its 2021 Spring Fine Arts Show on Saturday from 11am-7pm. Drive up to The Woodlands for the al fresco, tented event, featuring paintings, photography, jewelry metal works and more by professional and amateur artists alike.

DON'T BRING FLOWERS TO MOM — BRING MOM TO THE FLOWERS If you haven't made it out to Houston Botanical Gardens yet, this weekend offers a beautiful opportunity. Its Sunday concert series continues with Trudy Lynn with Steve Krase from 3-5pm. Individual tickets are $15, or reserve a table for $75 to ensure seating for four, a charcuterie box and four drink tickets that can be exchanged for four Karbach beers or a bottle of wine! Cheers to you, Mom.


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