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Rodeo Houston Carnival, Water Play at Kinder Lake top family fun picks

The carnival midway under bright sunny skies at the Houston Livestock Show and rodeo.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer

RodeoHouston: Carnival

Enjoy the thrill of carnival rides at RodeoHouston, including the Atlantis Funhouse, Dragon Family Coaster and Mookraker, sample the scrumptious food options and try your luck winning a prize at different games.

When: Through March 20

Where: NRG Stadium, NRG Parkway


Water Play at Kinder Lake

Kayak the shallow Kinder Lake at Discovery Green. Kayak rentals are provided by Bayou City Adventures and subject to weather conditions.

When: Through March 20

Where: 1500 McKinney

Details: $5;

Screen on the Green: ‘Luca’

Discovery Green hosts an outdoor screening of the animated Pixar movie “Luca.”

When: 7-9 p.m. March 18

Where: 1500 McKinney

Details: Free;

March Madness Watch Party

Sports fans are invited to cheer on the University of Houston Cougars as Houston First Corp. and UH host an official March Madness watch party at Avenida Houston. The free public event will feature a massive 24-foot viewing screen, music, beverages, games, prizes, appearances by UH mascots Shasta and Sasha, as well as performances from the university’s band and dance and cheer teams.

When: 8:20 p.m. March 18

Where: Avenida Houston, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

Details: Free;

Project Dance Houston

The family-friendly dance concert returns to Discovery Green. Presented by Ad Deum Dance Company.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19

Where: 1500 McKinney

Details: Free;

Flea by Night

The outdoor market features local artisans and small-business owners selling vintage, handmade, recycled, repurposed and local goods.

When: 6-10 p.m. March 19

Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney

Details: Free;

Houston Holifest

India House hosts a Holi extravaganza, featuring live music from Harry Anand and Shalmali Kholgade, plus cultural programs, food bazaar, carnival rides and games for kids.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 20

Where: India House, 8888 W. Bellfort

Details: $20-$25;

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Rooftop Cinema Club Uptown hosts a screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon.”

When: 10:45 a.m. March 20

Where: 1700 Post Oak Blvd.

Details: $11.75-$26.25;

Cherry Blossom Food Festival

The two-day festival at Lynn Eusan Park features anime, cosplay, K-pop and food vendors with items at $5 and under.

When: Noon-10 p.m. March 19, noon-8 p.m. March 20

Where: Lynn Eusan Park, 4455 Cullen

Details: Free;

Houston Grand Opera Sing! Move! Play!

Celebrate opera’s greatest hits through action-packed workshops filled with singing, rhythmic movement and creative play. An HGOco Teaching artist leads children through the music from an entire opera, adapted for young audiences.

When: 2 p.m. March 20

Where: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside

Details: Free;


The Boho Market

The family- and pet-friendly market returns to Sugar Land Town Square, featuring small and local makers selling candles, home goods, jewelry, clothing and accessories.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19

Where: 15958 City Walk

Details: Free;