‘Misery’ onstage at Stageworks Theatre

Yoshiko Yap

Entertainment roundup is a weekly feature compiled by freelance writer Brandon Moeller. Send entertainment submissions to Brandon at [email protected].

Symphonic Elvis:
Houston Symphony will perform a free symphonic tribute to Elvis show at 8 p.m. on June 14 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Mezzanine and lawn seating is free; orchestra level seating is $25.

Vocalist Patrick Dunn will sing Elvis hits with symphony backing and conductor Bryan English.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. Learn more at www.woodlandscenter.org or call 281-210-1125.

Mo Willems:
Artist and author Mo Willems’ work is the focus of Elephant & Piggie in We Are Art, A Mo Willems Exhibition on display at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts now through Sept. 2. Admission is free and a $5 suggested donation for adults. A story time is offered every Wednesday morning including June 14 at 11:15 a.m.

Elephant and Piggie are characters Willems’ introduced the world to in 2007 with many installments that followed. The exhibit features 75 works including a selection of original illustrations, early sketches and more.

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. Learn more at www.pearlmfa.org.

June 16

Angler education:
Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center presents “Learn to fish at Bluegill Pond,” an event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 16. Admission is free.

Co-sponsored by takemefishing.org and fishingsfuture.org, the event invited beginner anglers to learn how to set up a fishing pole, tie two knots, and identify common Texas freshwater species. After a one-hour lunch break, participants will fish Bluegill Pond at the center.

Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center is located at 1300 Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring. Learn more at www.scgnaturecenter.org.

Mason Lively:
Country artist Mason Lively will perform at 8:30 p.m. on June 16 at Dosey Doe The Big Barn in The Woodlands. Tickets start at $12.

From Inez, Texas — just outside of Victoria — Lively now resides in Austin and has released a few albums since his 2018 debut Stronger Ties. His 2021 self-titled follow-up was co-produced by Wade Bowen.

Dosey Doe The Big Barn is located at 25911 I-45 North in The Woodlands. Learn more at www.doseydoe.com or call 281-367-3774.

Misery play:
Stageworks Theatre presents Misery, which continues through June 25. Adult tickets are $31. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Written by William Goldman and based on the novel by Stephen King, Misery is about a famous romance author who is injured in a car accident and rescued by a devoted fan who becomes his nurse. The psychological horror thriller was made into a 1990 film, also written by Goldman. Parental guidance is recommended for ages 13 and below and the local production is directed by Lisa Garza.

Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Road in Houston. Learn more at www.stageworkshouston.org.

June 17

Home tour:
The master planned community Bridgeland is offering a home tour with 38 models by 17 homebuilders on Saturdays including June 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays June 18 and 25 from noon to 7 p.m.

Builders will offer incentives and visitors who see 13 model homes will be awarded a $25 gift card to a participating retailer in Lakeland Village Center. Pick up a game card at Bridgeland Welcome Center.

Bridgeland Welcome Center is located at 16919 N. Bridgeland Lake Parkway. Learn more at www.bridgeland.com.

Farmer’s Market:
Forty to 50 vendors participate in the weekly Farmer’s Market on Tamina, every Saturday including June 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tamina Road.

Vendors include local farmers and on-site food and restaurants in a family and pet-friendly environment, with indoor bathrooms. Vendors offer fresh fruits, local honey, sauces and salsas. The market recently moved to a sprinkle or shine model, and now closes if the weather is a downpour.

Farmer’s Market on Tamina is located at 32907 Tamina Road in Magnolia. Learn more at www.farmersmarketontamina.com.

June 20

Dale Watson:
Singer-songwriter Dale Watson will perform at 8 p.m. on June 20 at Main Street Crossing in Tomball. Tickets start at $25.

Watson grew up just down the road in Pasadena and has made a career out of crafting his own unique “Ameripolitan” sound while remaining an outsider in the alt-country genre. He now lives in Memphis and his latest is titled “Dale Watson Presents: The Memphians.”

Main Street Crossing is located at 111 W. Main Street in Tomball. Learn more at www.mainstreetcrossing.com or call 281-290-0431.

June 22

Networking lunch:
The Cy-Fair Express Network presents a networking luncheon at 11 a.m. on June 22 at Springhill Suites by Marriott on the Northwest Freeway. Advance tickets are $30 or $35 at the door.

This month’s luncheon will feature speed connections among members and guests and allow for one-on-one discussions with other women business leaders.

Springhill Suites by Marriott is located at 20350 Northwest Freeway in Houston. Learn more at www.cyfen.org.

June 24

Christian quartets:
The Inspirations and Tribute Quartet will perform at Spring Baptist Church at 4 p.m. on June 24. Tickets are $25.

The performance is presented by Dignity Gospel Quartet, a non-profit organization that organizes and schedules local Christian performances.

Spring Baptist Church is located at 633 E. Louetta Road in Spring. Learn more at www.dignitygospelquartet.com.

Kraig Parker:
Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker will perform at 2920 Roadhouse in Hockley at 8 p.m. on June 24. Tickets start at $35.

Parker was a professional musician with a day job when he first donned a rhinestone jumpsuit as a prank for an office party. He’s been hooked ever since, and now tours internationally.

2920 Roadhouse is located at 21835 FM 2920 in Hockley, past Tomball and near Magnolia. Learn more at www.2920roadhouse.com.

June 25

Marcia Ball:
Blues performer Marcia Ball will perform at Main Street Crossing in Tomball at 8 p.m. on June 25. Tickets start at $38.

Ball will perform her hits and selections from her latest album, 2018’s Shine Bright — an upbeat romp of living, stomping and creole cadence. Ball released her first album in 1972 and still tours tirelessly.

Main Street Crossing is located at 111 W. Main Street in Tomball. Learn more at www.mainstreetcrossing.com or call 281-290-0431.

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