Comedy

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. | Smart Financial Centre

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Music meets comedy as two of the Three Amigos stop by Houston on their hilarious tour, bringing five decades worth of wild-and-crazy antics to Sugar Land. Get ready for funny bits and a toe-tappin' banjo.

From $89.50. 1811 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278. smartfinancialcentre.net

Family

Art Car Parade

Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. | Downtown

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Celebrating its 30th year, wild and wacky wheels keep on turning at the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art's beloved one-of-a-kind spectacle, where more than 300 colorful cars parade through downtown. 

Free. Downtown along Smith St. thehoustonartcarparade.com

Musical

Dreamgirls

Thru April 16 | The Hobby Center

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Excited about Dreamgirls? We second that emotion. Opening this weekend, don't miss this six-time Tony winner, which celebrates its 35th year on Broadways, as it brings to Houston high-energy Motown-style performances inspired by Diana Ross and the Supremes.

From $38.50. 800 Bagby St. 713-558-8887. tuts.com

Concert

Ariana Grande

Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. | Toyota Center

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Known as "Mini Mariah" thanks to her jaw-dropping vocal range, hear the radio darling belt "Side to Side" and other hits as her Dangerous Woman tour stops by the Bayou City.

From $28.99. 1510 Polk St. 713-758-7200. houstontoyotacenter.com

Festival

Houston BBQ Festival

Sunday, April 9 from 1–4 p.m. | NRG Park

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Sample barbecue from the city's best pitmasters, including Blood Bros, Gatlin’s and Killen's, at the fifth annual event. See also: napkins. Lots of napkins.

From $50. 1 NRG Park (Gate 13). houbbq.com

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Ariana Grande

Editor’s Pick $28.95-199.95 Toyota Center

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Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM From $38.50 Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

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30th Annual Art Car Parade

Editor’s Pick Free Downtown along Smith St.

Colorful wheels keep on turning at the Orange Show’s beloved one-of-a-kind spectacle, which celebrates its 30th year of keeping Houston funky at this month’s...

Comedy

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Editor’s Pick $89.50-159.50 Smart Financial Centre

Two of the Three Amigos deliver a double dose of laughs as they bring five decades worth of wild-and-crazy antics to Sugar Land.