Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!

May 6: SMS Novel writing

SMS Novel is hosting an event where guests are welcome to sit down with a writer for a 90-minute interview that will be turned into a book about the customer’s life. Finished books will be 50-100 pages in length, and SMS Novel will provide the art and tools needed to assist customers in publishing their books through Amazon or SMS Novel. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $200. Starbucks, 9650 Hwy. 6, Missouri City. 912-268-1890. www.smsnovel.com

May 6: 2022 Twilight Gala

The Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center hosts the 2022 Twilight Gala, the annual fundraising event located at the center’s gardens. The event includes a wine and whiskey pull, and attire is garden glam cocktail with grass-friendly shoes recommended. Funds raised benefit the center, which hosts programs that seek to foster a love and respect for nature among children. 6-10 p.m. $300. Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle St., Bellaire. 713-667-6550. www.naturediscoverycenter.org


May 6: Outdoor concert

The city of Bellaire and Patrons For Bellaire Parks invite the public to enjoy a free outdoor concert. The band Nightbird Fleetwood Mac, a Stevie Nicks tribute band, will perform at the event. 7 p.m. Free. Great lawn at Bellaire Town Square, 7001 Fifth St., Bellaire. 713-661-7275. www.bellaireparks.org

May 6: Painting event

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Majic 102.1’s Kandi Eastman and Everette Metoyer will host a painting event featuring model Ebon Metoyer. The event will feature a guided paint-and-sip session with a large bottle selection, and mommy makeovers will be available. The event will also be held virtually. 7-11 p.m. $25-$100. Whitney Oaks, 816 E. Whitney St., Houston. 713-621-1021. www.myhoustonmajic.com
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May 6-7: Flower pop-up

The Riverstone Lifestyle Team will host a two-day flower pop-up just in time for Mother’s Day. After registering online, guests will be allowed to make a three-flower bouquet for the special moms in their lives. 4-6 p.m. (May 6), 10 a.m.-noon. (May 7). Free. The Club at Riverstone, 18353 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Search "Mother's Day pop-up flower bar" on www.eventbrite.com

May 6-8: 'Focus on Montgomery County'

Conroe Art League’s “Focus on Montgomery County” special art exhibit will have works focused on Montgomery County people and places, and it will be on display throughout May. From oil paintings, colored pencil and watercolor, a variety of mediums will celebrate the history of Montgomery County. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 127 Simonton St., Conroe. 936-756-9572. www.conroeartleague.com


May 6-8: Logan’s Roadhouse

From May 6-8, moms who visit Logan’s Roadhouse will be treated to the restaurant’s prime rib meal and premium sides. During Mother’s Day weekend, doors will open early at 10 a.m., and the first 50 moms to visit May 8 will receive a free, limited-edition koozie. 10 a.m. Meal costs vary. 12950 Hwy. 290, Houston. 713-895-7500. www.logansroadhouse.com

May 7: Goat yoga

The NettBar will host Goat Yoga Houston for a goat yoga class. Goats roam during the class and interact with guests. The event is suitable for those age 10 and up. 10-11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $35-$40. NettBar, 4504 Nett St., Houston. 713-578-0068. www.nettbarhouston.com


May 7: Walk to End Lupus Now

The Lupus Foundation of America-Texas Gulf Coast Chapter hosts the Walk to End Lupus Now. Proceeds go to research, community outreach and education. 8-11 a.m. Free (donations encouraged). Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne St., Houston. 713-529-0126. www.lupus.org

May 7: Election day

On May 7, residents can vote to elect Jersey Village City Council and Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 candidates as well as vote on state propositions. On May 24, there will be runoff elections for candidates that ran in the March 1 primaries and did not receive the majority of votes. The winners of runoff elections will be on the November general election ballot. www.harrisvotes.com


May 7: Free Comic Book Day

Dragon’s Lair is one of hundreds of shops nationwide celebrating Free Comic Book Day with several free titles. Members of the Mustafar Temple Saber Guild will be available for photos and light saber performances throughout the event. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free (admission). Dragon’s Lair, 21155A Hwy. 249, Houston. 832-761-0072. www.facebook.com/dlairhouston

May 7: Spring concert

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church hosts the Treble Choir of Houston for a spring concert under Artistic Director Marianna Parnas-Simpson. The choir, composed of women in grades 6-12, will perform songs from their 2021-22 repertoire, including vocal and instrumental solos. 3 p.m. Free (donations accepted). St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway, Houston. 281-658-0938. www.treblechoir.com

May 7: Orchestra performance

The Texas Medical Center Orchestra welcomes pianist Artem Kuznetsov as a featured soloist in a performance that includes works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 7 p.m. $15 (seniors age 65 and older), $20 (student), $25 (general admission). Hobby Center for Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St., Ste. 300, Houston. 713-315-2525. www.tmcorchestra.org

May 7-8: May the 4th Art Festival

War’Hous and Missouri City will host May the 4th Art Festival, a "Star Wars"-themed art festival taking place for the 10th year in a row. Located in the Missouri City Community Center, the event will feature art, food, cosplayers, activities, a DJ and complimentary beverages for the whole family. Noon. $10. Missouri City Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. Search "May the 4th Art Festival" on www.eventbrite.com

May 8: Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse

Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse is offering a special three-course meal for $59 per person. Each course has five or more options to choose from, and the full menu for Mother’s Day can be viewed on Marvino’s website. While walk-ins are accepted, reservations are recommended. 24002 Hwy. 290, Cypress. 832-220-7200. www.marvinositaliansteakhouse.com

May 8: Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood

Moms can also be treated to a special meal at Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood, which will feature a special three-course meal May 8. The special meal is available for dine-in and takeout for $69 per person. Seatings for in-person dining will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made over the phone or through the restaurant’s website. The full menu for Mother’s Day can be found on Dario’s website. 14315 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress. 281-304-1825. www.dariossteakhouse.com

May 8: Local Table

Family-friendly restaurant Local Table is offering moms who come in May 8 a complimentary mimosa in celebration of Mother’s Day. This promotion will be going on at all Local Table locations, including the one in Cypress. 10535 Fry Road, Ste. 100, Cypress. 832-653-6477. www.eatatlocaltable.com

May 8: Dickey’s BBQ

Texas-style barbecue restaurant Dickey’s has Mother’s Day lunch covered with special catering options available for curbside delivery or pickup. Meal packs can feed groups of four to 12, depending on the selection, for families keeping Mother’s Day celebrations small or those hosting a larger celebration. Costs vary. 281-345-7528. 6184 Hwy. 6 N., Houston. www.dickeys.com