Top 5 Things to Do This Week in The Woodlands – May 15 - 21, 2023

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 05/14/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Quote of the week: “Sometimes I wonder if all this is happening because I didn’t forward that email to 10 people.” — Multiple sources

It may be a wet and stormy off and on this week, but we here at Woodlands Online are more “glass full” kind of people when it comes to talking about our awesome events. Here’s our list of the top five that – rain or shine – will be worth your while.

Tuesday, May 16
Talk about the community coming together for a worthy cause! Mel’s Country Cafe
has been a local staple for countless people over the years. Recently, the popular eatery (and home of the towering Mel’s Burger) suffered extensive fire (and water) damage. To help the employees out while they wait for repairs to be completed, Sawyer Park Icehouse has decided to help in any way they can, so they partnered up with Gordon Food Services to throw a benefit. Today, all proceeds from its special event will go to support Mel’s. There will be raffles, food, music, and a silent auction. Your $20 ticket comes with Chicken Fried Steak with Green Beans & Mashed Potatoes.


Friday, May 19
Hop in the car or take the trolley – but don’t crash – to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
tonight as the Dave Matthews Band takes the stage. Dave (along with current members of the band Carter, Stefan, Tim, Rashawn, Jeff, and Buddy) will bring some of their greatest hits to thousands of fans. The Pavilion wants to remind you that there are new and particular bag size limit requirements and restrictions, to be sure to check out the event link before you head over.


Saturday, May 20
The Weygant Law Firm is offering Waffles & Wills in The Woodlands
today starting at 10:30 in the morning. This entertaining, educational & interactive estate planning seminar is designed to help you plan for the inevitable. You will learn how you can have peace of mind knowing you are keeping your family in tune. RSVP Today! David will fill you in on all your options while you eat some delicious waffles. Learn what steps you can take to protect yourself, your loved ones, your assets, and your legacy. Don't leave your family at risk!


Saturday, May 20
National Bike Month
is celebrated across North America in May. For the 11th consecutive year, The Woodlands will also be celebrating this growing tradition with a myriad of fun events throughout the month, for cyclists of all ages and abilities at Northshore Park. The highlight of May’s bike events will be “Bike The Woodlands Day” today at Northshore Park. The event will feature exhibitors including local bike shops, bicycle clubs and other supporters of Bike Month. The event will also feature maintenance demonstrations, bike safety information, children's activities, a kids' bike rodeo, food trucks, live music and more. Attendees are encouraged to bike to the event! The first 250 bikers will receive a free Kona Ice snow cone. Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Glass is prohibited.


Sunday, May 21
Dosey Doe - The Big Barn
has a laid-back, folksy, relaxing, yet energizing evening planned for you with the arrival of American singer/songwriter David Wilcox on the stage to perform his awesome acoustic set. Ever since his debut album in 1987, Wilcox has been bringing his style – likened to that of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor – to appreciative audiences for decades. We’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that this isn’t the Canadian rocker of the same name; ‘our’ David is 100 percent all-American and ready to regale you. Kitchen opens at 5:30, so arrive early to enjoy dinner!


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