It’s that time of year again, when the weather is getting milder and everyone is itching to be outdoors. In Friendswood, the annual Mitch & Artha Wright Concert in the Park series is back for another fun, relaxing season. Beginning on Friday, May 1st, and running each week until the end of June, these concerts are always popular with the locals and a great opportunity to get out and make new friends while enjoying live music in beautiful Stevenson Park.
This year, the music will range from jazz to pop to rock to funk to karaoke! Join your neighbors and enjoy the sounds of Rapture, Fab 5, Funksion, the Alvin Comm Band and more. The full line-up can be found on the Friendswood city website events page. Stevenson Park is located at 1100 S Friendswood Drive, and the weekly concerts are held at the gazebo. The Mitch & Artha Wright Concert in the Park Series is sponsored by the City of Friendswood Community Services Department.
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The Brazosport area boasts many fine restaurants, representing a variety of delicious cuisines. Whatever your culinary tastes are, you can find something to satisfy them at the annual Taste of the Town, held for the past 19 years in Lake Jackson.
Enjoy an evening out with your friends, family and neighbors, as you sample Brazosport’s best food and drink offerings. Stroll from booth to booth and enjoy old favorites, or try out something new and exotic. Taste of the Town also features a live auction and raffle with a cash prize.
This year’s 20th annual event will be held at the Brazos Mall on Sunday, April 26th, beginning at 6:30 PM. The mall is located at 100 Hwy. 332 in Lake Jackson. Tickets are $15 each and include full access to over 50 food and beverage booths.
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Don’t miss this year’s Riverfest, an annual celebration to honor those who live and work in the area around the Old Brazos River. Originally a festival to acknowledge the beginning of the shrimping season and wish the boats and those who worked on them good luck and a good catch, now the event has grown into three days of activities, entertainment, great food and fun for all.
From the Fireman’s BBQ Cook-off to the Flapjack 5K, to the sailboat regatta, to the fireworks display on Saturday night, there is something for everyone and non-stop fun for the whole weekend. There is also a car and motorcycle show, competitions for 3 on 3 basketball and bench pressing, activities and games for the kids, a beauty pageant and a beer garden.
This year, the festival will be held on April 23 – 25, at Freeport Municipal Park, located at 700 N. Front Street on the Old Brazos River. Admission to the park is free. For details about the events, vendor information, photos from previous events and plenty more, visit the Freeport Riverfest website.
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Join your neighbors for the 11th annual F.I.G. (Friendswood is Great) Festival, Car & Bike Show this month, hosted by the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce. Attendees will delight in the various vehicles on display, with a wide variety of classes being showcased.
Do you maintain a 1935 or older Roadster? Spend weekends polishing up your ’68 Mustang or Corvette? Maybe you own an antique Indian or Harley? Drive down to Friendswood and show off your pride and joy, while competing for trophies with others who share your passion for vintage vehicles. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 vehicles in each class, plus the overall “Best in Show”. The entry fee per car is $30, with the first 100 registrants receiving a free T-shirt and dashboard plaque.
Saturday, April 18th, from 9 AM – 4 PM is the time, Stevenson Park, at 1000 S. Friendswood Drive, is the place. Visit the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for additional details or to download an application to register your car or bike entry.
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Heaven Can Wait is a classic story about an athlete whose soul was mistakenly removed from his body a few seconds before it appeared a fatal accident was going to occur. Recognizing the mistake, the “messenger” who retrieved the soul tries to return Joe Pendleton to his body, but it is too late.
The story unfolds as a new body is procured for Joe, and he tries to make the most of his new host and get back to the boxing championship form he had worked so hard to achieve with his original self. A funny and touching and sometimes intriguing story, the stage production is a “can’t miss” event that was even made into a major motion picture in the 1970’s, starring Warren Beatty!
The show will be performed throughout April at the Brazosport Center for the Arts & Sciences, located at 400 College Blvd. in Clute. Performances are scheduled for 8 PM on April 17, 18, 24 and 25, with matinees on April 19 and 26 at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students, and will go on sale to the general public on April 13th.
Brazosport Center Stages is the oldest continuously operating community theater on the Texas Gulf Coast. Come out and support your local aspiring actors! Additional information and online ticket purchase is available at http://bcfas.org/center-stages/.
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