Heartmade Art Market, Bay Day Festival, Top Picks for Family Fun

The Heartmade Art Market returns to the historic market square.

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Kung Fu Movie Nights: “The Grandmaster”

Asia Society Texas is hosting an outdoor screening of “The Grandmaster”.

When: 8 p.m. May 13

Where: 1370 Southmore

Details: $5 to $10; asiasociety.org/texas

Houston Empty Bowls

For a minimum donation of $25, attendees can choose from a selection of handcrafted bowls donated by Houston-area ceramists and artisans, then receive a simple take-out soup lunch prepared by the Houston Food Bank’s 535 Catering . Live music, pottery and woodturning demonstrations will be featured at the event.

When: 10am-3pm May 14

Where: Houston Contemporary Craft Center, 4848 Main

Details: www.houstonfoodbank.org

heart art market

Treat yourself to works and wares from a curated market showcasing over 60 regional artists. Enjoy drinks, a live DJ and interactive crafts for the kids.

When: 10 a.m. on May 14

Where: Market Square Park, 301 Milam

Details: Free; marketsquarepark.com

Family Day at Bayou Bend “Over the Moon”

Visit Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for an afternoon of free, family-friendly fun celebrating America’s relationship with the moon and other celestial bodies. The event will include a workshop presented by the Space Center Houston, lawn games, art-making activities, space-themed puppets, magic shows and tours of the first floor of the house, with hosts of the Houston Junior Woman’s Club.

When: 1-5 p.m. May 15

Where: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Memorial 6003

Details: Free; mfah.org

Plastic Power Magic Week

Participants will learn how to recycle plastic and turn it into various creative works.

When: 10am-6pm May 17-21

Where: Houston Children’s Museum, 1500 Binz

Details: $14-$15; cmhouston.org

Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theater

Houston Ballet presents two nights of dance at the Miller Outdoor Theater, featuring the company’s lineup of internationally acclaimed dancers. They will perform moments from some of the company’s most recognizable and beloved ballets.

When: 8 p.m. May 13-14

Where: 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: Free; milleroutdoortheatre.com

Thursday evening concerts

Discovery Green’s Thursday Night Concerts series features DJ Mav, rapper Paul Wall and Doc Loc and the Swangers.

When: 7 p.m. on May 19

Where: 1500 McKinney

Details: Free; decouvertevert.com


Galveston Family Beach Challenge

East Beach will be transformed into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course features 14 stations for children and adults with eight new stations this year, including beanbag game, limbo, volleyball, connect four and more.

When: 11am-4.30pm May 15

East Beach, 1923 Boddeker

Free; galvestonchallenge.com


Bay Day Festival

Celebrate all things Galveston Bay at Kemah Boardwalk, with educational exhibits, crafts, stage performances, live animal displays and live music.

When: 11am-4pm May 14

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movie under the moon

Sugar Land Town Square hosts an outdoor screening of the hit animated movie “Encanto.”

7:45-9:45 p.m. May 14

15958 City Walk

Free; www.sucrelandtownsquare.com

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