5 events to check out in Houston this week

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From a film screening to a beer fest, there's plenty to enjoy in Houston this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Houston Green Film Series

Attend a free screening of "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet" Wednesday evening at Rice University. The film chronicles the rise of environmentalism and looks at the modern activist movement alive today. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

When: Wednesday, March 20, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Rice Media Center, 2030 University Blvd.
Admission: Free

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Keels & Wheels Uncorked

You're invited to the 10th annual Keels & Wheels “Uncorked” fundraiser at the Lonestar Flight Museum on Thursday. Attendees will be surrounded by classic cars, boats and vintage aircraft while sampling some of Houston's finest cuisine. The event raises money for Today's Harbor for Children, an organization that provides resources and support for abused children.

When: Thursday, March 21, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Lonestar Flight Museum, 11551 Aerospace Ave.
Admission: $75

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A Men's Health and Wellness Summit

Attend this free mentoring session on Saturday presented by 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston. Rotating sessions aimed at and young men and adults will address black men's health topics. Lunch will be served during a keynote address by professor John Hoberman.

When: Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: North Houston Early College High School, 8001 Fulton St., Building C
Admission: Free

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La Piccola Cucina - Let's make Tarallini Dolci

Bring your budding chef to the Italian Cultural & Community Center on Saturday for an Italian cooking class just for kids. Children 3-10 years old will don aprons and prepare Tarallini Dolci (cookies) while learning the Italian language and authentic Italian cooking techniques.

When: Saturday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St.
Admission: $30 (ICCC Member); $45 (ICCC Non-member)

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Space City Beer Fest

Spend Saturday inundating our palate with barley and hops at the Space City Beer Fest in Midtown Park. You'll be able to sample more than 100 beers from local and national breweries. Between drinks, enjoy live music, explore food truck options and participate in fun activities around the park.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2-10 p.m.
Where: Midtown Park, 2811 Travis St.
Admission: $5 (Early Bird General Admission); $10 (Early Bird General Admission w/ Samples)

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Get out there.

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