March 2018 Calendar
MARCH 24-25: WOODLAND HEIGHTS HOME TOUR, noon-6 p.m. both days
“Fresh Traditions” showcases six original homes ranging in size and style, while three “Teardown Turnarounds” are also on the tour.
MARCH 2-4: 83RD ANNUAL RIVER OAKS GARDEN CLUB AZALEA TRAIL
A ticket to the trail gives admission to six locations within the River Oaks neighborhood, including four private homes and gardens, Bayou Bend and Rienzi. This year’s tickets also provide access to the prestigious annual Texas State Floral Association Designer of the Year Competition 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center.
River Oaks Garden Club, www.riveroaksgc.org
MARCH 3: SPRING VEGETABLE GARDENING, 10 a.m.
Tom LeRoy and Bill Adams, with 30-plus years of experience as TAMU extension horticulture agents in South Central Texas, help you with what to grow, when to grow it and the best varieties to plant.
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
MARCH 4: 41ST INTERNATIONAL WATERMEDIA EXHIBITION, awards presentation 3:30 p.m., reception 5:30 p.m.
The Watercolor Art Society-Houston brings watercolorists from across the globe to this highly anticipated show, which attracts art collectors and enthusiasts. The exhibit is on view through April 5.
Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 1601 W. Alabama St., 713-942-9966, www.watercolorhouston.org
MARCH 10-11: 16TH ANNUAL SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW IN THE WOODLANDS, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Make a fresh start this year with innovative products for your home. Learn how to update the outside and renovate the inside. And don’t miss the beautiful glass designs by one of Texas’ premier handblown glass lighting and art glass studio, Wimberly Glass from the Hill Country.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, www.woodlandsshows.com
MARCH 10-APRIL 22: FOTOFEST 2018 BIENNIAL
“India — Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art” is the theme of this year’s extravaganza, an exhibition featuring works by 48 contemporary artists from India. Participating galleries and other spaces span the Houston area.
MARCH 17-18: REPTICON REPTILE SHOW, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Repticon Houston features a great selection of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, furry critters and many other exotic animals for lovers of all things that wiggle, slither and crawl. Visitors shop from a wide variety of pets and pet products from vendors from across the South and participate in the seminars and other educational opportunities.
Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, 863-268-4273, www.repticon.com
THROUGH MARCH 18: HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
You already know it’s packed with talented cowboys and cowgirls showing their incredible skills, agricultural displays and livestock and horse shows awarding millions of dollars in scholarships to young participants, as well as carnival, midway and more food than you can imagine. Of course, phenomenal musical performances are scheduled throughout the 20-day event.
NRG Park, www.rodeohouston.com
MARCH 23-25: 47TH ANNUAL BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL
The three-day festival highlights works by more than 300 artists from around the country. Also enjoy food trucks, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more. Produced by the Art Colony Association Inc.
Memorial Park, www.artcolonyassociation.org
MARCH 24: FRIENDS OF DOWN SYNDROME’S CINDERELLA BALL
Handsome Prince Charming candidates and several beautiful Cinderella hopefuls join for this fourth gala presented by the nonprofit Friends of Down Syndrome. The fundraising ball is held annually in March to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day and to raise public awareness of Down syndrome.
Red Oak Ballroom, CityCentre, www.cinderellaball.org
MARCH 25: HERMANN PARK CONSERVANCY’S 5TH ANNUAL KITE FESTIVAL, beginning at 10 a.m.
Colorful kites fill the skies, while on the ground the festival offers entertainment and interactive activities for kids, including kite making, face painting, food trucks and more.
6100 Fannin St., www.hermannpark.org
MARCH 29: MCLAREN’S ANTIQUES & INTERIORS POP-UP DINNERS, 5:30 p.m., also 5:30 p.m. April 6
McLaren’s in Round Top invites you to shop late and eat great at these three-course dinners presented by A La Carte Events & Catering. The evenings include local wine pairings and live entertainment. Book now for either — or both — dates!
1745 Highway 237 North, 917-741-7041, www.mclarensantiquesandinteriors.com
OPENING MARCH 4: “PEACOCK IN THE DESERT: THE ROYAL ARTS OF JUDHPUR, INDIA”
Through some 250 objects from Indian courtly life, including lavish ceremonial objects, finely crafted arms and armor, jewels, intricately carved furnishings and more, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts this exhibition through Aug. 19.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St., www.mfah.org
MARCH 16-18: HOUSTON ANTIQUES + ART + DESIGN SHOW, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
The Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show returns to Silver Street with 100 premier exhibitors from across the U.S., Canada and Europe offering fine antique furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and introducing vintage 20th-century modern.
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., www.spring.houstonantiquesartdesign.com
OUT OF TOWN
MARCH 3-4: TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days
This two-day celebration commemorates history when 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. The free event features live music, food, traditional crafts, musket and cannon firings, Texas A&M University Singing Cadets, the Kids History Zone, “The Birth of a Republic” play about the signers of the declaration, Brenham Children’s Chorus and other programs.
Washington on the Brazos Historic Site, Washington, www.wheretexasbecametexas.org
MARCH 10: GALVESTON TRAIN DAY, 9:30 a.m. boarding
All aboard for this annual special excursion on the Texas Chief. This year the train travels from the Galveston Railroad Museum to the BNSF Pearland South Yard and back. Tickets are $150 per seat and include lunch boxes served in the diner.
Galveston Railroad Museum, 409-765-5700, www.galvestonrrmuseum.com
MARCH 10-11: RUSTY CHIPPY VINTAGE HIPPY & GARDEN SHOW, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Put on your most comfortable shoes to browse all the deals at this popular annual show. You’ll walk away with a carload of goodies. A $5 entry fee per person is good for both days.
Huntsville, Walker County Fairgrounds, 936-581-1131, www.huntsvilleantiqueshow.com
MARCH 17-18: ANGLETON MARKET DAYS, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Market Days, held two times each year, is full-up this spring with 200 diverse venders from across the state. Plentiful parking, as well as indoor and outdoor vendor spaces, makes it a perfect location for ease and accessibility.
Brazoria County Fairgrounds, www.angleton.tx.us
MARCH 23-24: Alvin Music Festival and Cook-Off
This annual event draws thousands of people for two days of great music, an IBCA-sanctioned cook-off, kids’ activities and plenty of food and beer. The festival promises a line-up with music for everyone.
Brisco Park, 3201 S. Highway 35, Alvin, 281-331-3172, www.alvinmusicfestival.com
MARCH 24-25: HISTORIC TYLER ON TOUR
Visit some of Tyler’s most impressive homes showcasing a variety of architecture, from mid-century to ranch style to Colonial Revival. The event is presented by Historic Tyler Inc. following its mission “to promote the preservation and protection of historic structures and sites through education, involvement and public and private investment.”
MARCH 27-31: MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW
More than 350 dealers are ready again at this show, known to cater to interior designers, collectors, treasure hunters and shoppers alike.
APRIL 2-7: 50TH ANNUAL SPRING ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR
Get ready to shop until you drop from vendors across the nation offering everything imaginable under the sun. Make it your shopping spree for that perfect find.
Round Top and surrounding cities, www.roundtoptexasantiques.com
APRIL 6-8: HOUSTON HEIGHTS ASSOCIATION’S SPRING HOME & GARDEN TOUR, noon-6 p.m. both days
A candlelight dinner April 6 kicks off the event following a theme of “Boots, Bling & Bingo,” with reserved tickets offering a silent auction and sneak preview of the homes. The public tour, noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, includes houses displaying a diverse mix of architectural styles and inviting gardens.
APRIL 7-8: 37TH ANNUAL HOUSTON HOME SHOW
You’ll find inspiration from hundreds of vendors ready to demonstrate and share their home improvement ideas. Check the website for more information coming soon about this extravaganza at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
APRIL 7-8: RICE DESIGN ALLIANCE ARCHITECTURE TOUR, 1-6 p.m. both days
“Balance: Celebrating Women in Design” is the theme of this 43rd annual event. Six projects located citywide demonstrate the architects’ leadership to build a better Houston. Tickets for this self-driven tour offers access to all locations, as well as to the RDA tour app that provides audio curation at each location.
Rice Design Alliance, www.ricedesignalliance.org