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Things to Do in The Woodlands Area This Weekend, Aug. 11-13

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Discover things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, including the Platinum Wine Vault Luxury Tasting, the YMCA Kids Duathlon, Houston Restaurant Weeks, live music at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, an interactive light show experience, and more local events!

Hello Woodlands Guide Things to Do This Weekend in The Woodlands Area 2023




Friday, August 11, 2023

Experience ELLE Revival Pop-Up

Join Experience ELLE with Tiffany Lassiegne, Live Worship, The Word, and Prayer on Friday, August 11 at 7:00 pm at HeBrews Coffee The Woodlands! Beverages and food will be available for purchase. Experience ELLE is a nonprofit organization with a mission to encourage, nourish, and revive the spirit, soul, and body of people around the world in need of wholeness and wellbeing through the love of Christ. Learn more at

Experience Shoal (Ongoing)

Shoal is an ongoing, experiential artwork featuring a choreographed, interactive light show. Located on Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing, this is the latest addition to one of the largest outdoor collections in the country. Shoal features 750 individual orbs of light suspended in air and programmed to seamlessly flow in mesmerizing movement to sound. Learn more at


Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 1 – Sept. 4)

Houston’s most anticipated foodie event of the year, Houston Restaurant Weeks, is 35 days of delicious meals and super deals raising necessary funds for the Houston Food Bank. An extensive list of the most popular restaurants will participate and serve specially priced, multi-course prix fixe menus for brunch ($25), lunch ($25), or dinner ($39 or $55), available for dine-in and take-out. Learn More. Find a list of local participating restaurants here:

Hello Woodlands Houston Restaurant Weeks Local Restaurants Guide The Woodlands

The Platinum Wine Vault Luxury Tasting

Enjoy an award-winning selection of fine wines from all over the world paired with amazing award-winning chef-inspired culinary dishes at The Platinum Wine Vault Luxury Tasting on Friday, August 11, 2023 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Bayway Cadillac of The Woodlands. Learn More

Happily Ever Crafter

Calling all crafters! Show your creative side at Tomball Community Library. Meet in the Conference Room and get your crafting on from 2:00 – 3:30 pm! The craft will be Embroidery Thread Bangles. Registration required. Learn More

Live on the Lawn

Enjoy live music on the lawn at Central Park in Market Street with Sarah Kelly Music School from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Friday nights. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Learn More

Boy George and Culture Club with Berlin and Howard Jones

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Boy George and Culture Club with Berlin and Howard Jones live onstage at 7:00 pm. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Learn More

Friday Night Live!

Friday Night Live is a free concert series hosted at City Place Plaza 1250 Lake Plaza Dr, Spring, TX 77389 on Friday nights from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This week’s performer is Felix Luna (Pop & Classic Rock). Learn More




Saturday, August 12, 2023

YMCA Kids Duathlon

The YMCA Summer Race Series for Kids/Teens Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands continues this summer! The 3rd and final race in the series is the 2nd Annual YMCA Kids Duathlon Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands on Saturday, August 12, 7:30am at the Holcomb Family YMCA. Designed for all fitness levels, especially 1st Timers, youth, ages 7-15, are invited to Bike/Run  for a CAUSE. Registration ends August 9. Boys and girls will compete separately in their age groups. The top three finishers, male and female, in each age group will receive a special award. All participants will receive a goodie bag, T-shirt and finisher medal. Post race festivities will include music, awards ceremony, refreshments, face art, bubble station, and there will be concessions available to purchase. Register Today

Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening Class

Vegetable gardening experts will share their knowledge and expertise in this free, informative class. Learn specific strategies for planting and growing vegetables in the fall—the best season for gardening in southeast Texas. The class is held online from 9:00 am to noon. Registration required. Learn More

Masterpieces Of Cello And Piano Concert

The Pearlformance Concert Series brings a variety of performance art pieces to the Northwest Houston community at The Pearl Fincher Fine Arts Museum. Each exhibition cycle, the series features a new selection of artists performing in the intimate setting of the museum.​ On Saturday, August 12, enjoy Masterpieces Of Cello And Piano beginning at 4:00 pm in the museum’s main gallery.​ Suggested donation is $20. Call 281-376-6322 to reserve your seat. Learn More


The YES to YOUTH Gala will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott at 6:30 pm. Black tie optional. This year’s theme is “Bloom.” YES to YOUTH provides life-saving services by providing crisis intervention, counseling, and suicide prevention services to at-risk youth. Learn More

Foreigner with Loverboy

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Foreigner with Loverboy live onstage at 7:00 pm. Gates open at 5:30 pm. Learn More

Family Game Day

 Grab your family and friends and head to the Montgomery County Central Library to play board games! This event is a come-and-go activity from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the large meeting room. Children must be supervised by an adult. The Central Library is located at 104 Interstate 45 N, Conroe, TX 77301. Learn More




Sunday, August 13, 2023


The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion present Mudvayne with Coal Chamber, GWAR, Nonpoint and Butcher Babies live onstage at 5:30 p.m. Learn More

Rayford Sunday Market

The Rayford Sunday Market will be held the Imperial Oaks Shopping Center featuring food, fun and shopping from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Learn More

Plan Ahead: Upcoming Events

Cognition & Memory: Coping with “Chemo-Brain” (Aug. 16)

Canopy is a cancer survivorship on the campus of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Canopy is open to men and women, no matter where you were treated, and for any kind of cancer. If your life has been impacted, whether you were the patient or the caregiver, you have a safe haven at Canopy. Canopy presents Cognition & Memory: Coping with “Chemo-Brain” as part of its Cancer Education Lecture Series on Wednesday, August 16 at noon. Learn More

The Woodlands Township Blood Drive – Salute to First Responders (Aug. 17)

The Woodlands Township will be hosting a blood drive at 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, The Woodlands, TX 77381 from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm benefitting the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Donors will receive a coupon for a pint of ice cream and will be entered into weekly giveaways for a chance to win $500 each week in gift cards and vouchers from Southwest Airlines. Meet our first responders during the blood drive and enjoy refreshments! Learn More

Trivia Night benefiting Education for Tomorrow Alliance (Aug. 17)

Join us for an evening of brain-busting fun and friendly competition where guests will be challenged with trivia ranging from biology to pop culture. Each team will attempt to demonstrate their mastery of trivial knowledge in pursuit of the coveted Smarties Cup. The trivia night will be held at Dosey Doe – The Big Barn, 25911 Interstate 45 N, Spring, TX 77380 beginning at 7:00 pm. Learn More

Art to Lunch (Aug. 18)

Join Ardest Gallery for an exclusive tour of the current art exhibition “Abstraction” led by Ardest Gallery Director Julie Verville at 11:00 am. Then, enjoy a pre-fixed menu at neighboring restaurant Amerigo’s Grille. Preset menu: $22 pp. Choice of: Soup du Jour or House Salad; Homemade Lasagna; House Selection red and white wine available for $5 glass. Reservations recommended as space is limited. RSVP to or directly with Amerigo’s Grille.

Art to Lunch with Ardest Gallery and Amerigo's Grille

The Woodlands Township Community Update (Aug. 22)

Find out what’s happening in the community at The Woodlands Township’s Community Update! The event will feature a presentation and Q&A with Chris Nunes, Chief Operating Officer of the Township. Come join your neighbors and get updates on your community! The update will be held at The Woodlands Township offices, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd at 6:30 pm. Learn More

The Walk The Woodlands (Aug. 26)

The Walk The Woodlands, benefitting Interfaith of The Woodlands, includes a New York-style runway fashion show featuring designs from Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as a luxury bid board and live auction. The Walk is adding an exciting new element this year as well: a Best Dressed Competition for attendees, where one dollar equals one vote. The eight Community Champions will star in the Runway Finale, leading guests into a one-of-a-kind after party. The Walk The Woodlands will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 from 6:00 pm – midnight. Learn More

Lake Conroe Home & Outdoor Living/Boat Show (Aug. 26-27)

The Lake Conroe Home & Outdoor Living/Boat Show is the ultimate event for lake lovers and outdoor enthusiasts! Join us for a spectacular showcase of everything you need to enhance your lakeside lifestyle. This year’s highlight is an In-Water Boat Show, where you can explore the latest models, get up close to sleek vessels, and even test drive your dream boat on the sparkling waters of Lake Conroe. You will find home improvement, boats, and outdoor living in one event at Margaritaville Lake Resort, 600 Margaritaville, Parkway, Montgomery, TX 77356. Learn More

International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 27)

The Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-COPE) annual International Overdose Awareness Day is a free event for the community to hear from speakers and experts, attend Narcan training (receive free Narcan), take part in the Balloons of Hope and Peace, walk through M-COPE’s Texas Memorial Walkway, enjoy a free boxed meal, and take home information from over 30 top resources. The event will be held at WoodsEdge Community Church, 25333 Gosling Rd, Spring, TX 77389, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Learn More. Read about Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-COPE) here:

Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor M-COPE Founders 4Moms

The Australian Pink Floyd Show (Aug. 27)

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents The Australian Pink Floyd Show performing The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety live onstage at 7:00 p.m. Learn More




Check back on Hello Woodlands’ Calendar Page and the monthly 31 Things to Do list for more events as they come up!

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