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Find the perfect things to do in H-Town this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, February 25 through Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Sip on delicious suds while stopping by one of the many open-air markets at local breweries around the city; dine out while dining in during a delicious virtual beer and cheese pairing; ward off T-Rex from your car during a fitting drive-in showing of Spielberg’s larger-than-life dino classic; watch the Rockets take on Memphis in the heart of Downtown and more.
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Things to Do All Weekend
- Collect It For The Culture III at GreenStreet in Downtown | Daily – Snap a photo while checking out more than 30 Texas-based sculptors, photographers, painters and more, that have created a highly Instagrammable experience in a two-story, 23,000 square-foot pop-up gallery space at the third installment of Collect It For The Culture at GreenStreet in Downtown. $20; VIP tickets for two people are $100 and include priority admission. Times vary.
- 10th Annual Galveston Restaurant Week | Daily – Try top dishes at low price points from more than 40 of Galveston’s hottest eateries during Galveston Restaurant Week, ongoing through Sunday, February 28, 2021. Restaurants will feature two-course breakfast, brunch, and lunch options priced between $10 to $20; two- and three-course dinners are $20 to $35. Times and locations vary.
- Comedian Christina P at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – Fall out of your chair laughing during a live set from Christina P, co-host of Your Mom’s House podcast, a writer and regular for Chelsea Lately and more, when the wildly successful performer brings her brand of biting humor and observations on childhood, motherhood and more to the stage at Houston Improv for five socially distanced shows. $50 for two people; $100 for four people; $150 for two people. Preferred tables start at $100 for two people. Showtimes vary.
- Live on the Lawn at Market Street | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Sprawl out on the lawn with a blanket or chair while enjoying a family-friendly outdoor concert from area bands in the heart of The Woodlands at Market Street. Times vary.
- Regeneration at Archway Gallery | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Featuring new works in clay, paint, and glass by Carol Berger, Liz Conces Spencer, and Gene Hester, this joint exhibition explores nature’s regenerative force in the face of enormous risks. On display through Thursday, March 4, 2021. Times vary.
- Musiqa presents Inside/Out Online | Saturday & Sunday | Virtual – Produced in collaboration with Open Dance Project and filmed by local artist James Templeton, this moving digital performance showcases two short dance films, “Moving Pieces” and “Still We Tend”, set to music by Andrew Norman and Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté. Pay-what-you-can, with suggested ticket price of $25. Available to stream during ticketed window from 10am to 10pm.
- African American Library at the Gregory School’s Online Digital Archives | Daily | FREE | Virtual – Explore the extensive Black history of Houston and the surrounding region through photography, documents and oral history collections in the African American Library at the Gregory School’s online digital archives.
- The Ensemble Theatre presents I, Too, Am America on Vimeo | Daily | Virtual – In the spirit of poet Langston Hughes, this jazz-infused program celebrates the contributions by Black people to the American culture through music, drama and choreography. $25. Available through Sunday, February 28, 2021.
- Seismique Interactive Art Museum | Daily – Wander into a tech-fueled, interactive, intergalactic-inspired art exhibition with 40 exhibits from national and local artists. Starts at $35; $28 for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
- Asia Society Texas Center presents Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series on YouTube and Facebook | FREE | Virtual – Learn what you can do to help in the fight against climate change when Asia Society hosts speakers Dr. Pratima Rangarajan and Lori Bird for a discussion about sustainable initiatives that can be taken to address climate change. This event will be held online via YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Noon.
- HCCC presents Craft Chats: Forms of Inheritance Tour with Anna Mayer & Kathryn Hall | FREE | Virtual – Take a virtual tour of HCCC’s newest exhibition when curator Kathryn Hall and ceramicist Anna Mayer discuss some of the central themes of the exhibition, including mourning rituals as well as the larger impact that humans have on the environment. 1pm to 1:30pm.
- Kingwood Farmers Market at Town Center Park | No Cover – Shop for fresh homegrown fruits, vegetables, jams, baked goods and more at the Farmers Market in Kingwood Town Center Park. 3pm to 7pm.
- Thursday Tlayuda & Mezcal at Xochi – Step into Chef Hugo Ortega’s Oaxacan hotspot, Xochi, to enjoy a traditional Oaxacan dish of Tlayuda, which consists of a large, thin, crunchy, partially fried or toasted tortilla covered with a spread of refried beans and more, paired with Mezcal. 4pm to 9pm.
- Ladies Night: Cheeseboard & Wine Bottle Pairing at Pour Behavior | No Cover – Pair a delicious cheeseboard with a bottle of wine when Pour Behavior in Midtown hosts an evening of tasty eats and live tunes from DJ Johnny Mac. $20. 4pm to 11:55pm.
- Jazz Night at Finn Hall | FREE – Head Downtown to enjoy an evening of jazz music while you dine or kick back over a drink when local jazz vocalist Tianna Hall is accompanied by The Houston Jazz Band at Finn Hall. 6pm to 9pm.
- Saint Arnold Brewing Company presents Virtual Beer & Cheese Pairing on Instagram | Virtual – Dine out while dining in during a virtual beer and cheese pairing hosted by Saint Arnold’s founder Brock Wagner and cheesemonger Nicole Buergers from the Houston Dairymaids, featuring beer and cheese trivia as well as prizes on Instagram Live. This class is for ages 21 and up. $53. Pick-up is on Thursday, February 25 between 11am and 4pm at Saint Arnold Brewing Company. 6pm.
- Mighty Orq in Concert at One Fifth Southern Comfort | No Cover – Catch an energetic set in the heart of Montrose when Houston guitar hero Mighty Orq performs live on the patio at One Fifth restaurant as part of their live music series. Reservations are recommended. Food and drink prices vary. 6pm to 9pm.
- Central Market presents Virtual Cooking Classes: Black History Month | Virtual – Celebrate Black History Month with a virtual cooking school class led by Beaumont’s Chef Tiffany Derry of TD Concepts and Roots Chicken Shak, where you’ll learn how to make Derry’s crispy chicken with roasted garlic-lemon sauce. $10 for virtual class-only; $70 to $110 for the virtual class plus an ingredient kit, available for pick up. 6:30pm to 8pm.
- 14 Pews’ Anti-Racist Book Club on Zoom | FREE | Virtual – Featuring Carter G. Woodson’s book, The Mis-Education of the Negro, 14 Pews will be hosting a virtual discussion group where participants can share their thoughts exploring issues of race in America after having read the book. 7pm to 9pm.
- HTX Eats Pop Up Series at Bovine & Barley – Enjoy a chef-led pop-up dinner from Hot and Buttered at Bovine & Barley in Downtown, where a culinary guest is invited to cook in B&B’s kitchen and serve their most beloved dishes. Menu prices vary. 7pm to 10pm.
- Jurassic Park Movie Screening at The Drive-In Off Navigation – Head back to the time of dinosaurs and face T-Rex from your own car during a drive-in screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, at The Drive-In Off Navigation. $22 for a vehicle with 2 people; $27 for 3 people or more. 7:30pm.
- Liquor & Laughs at The Brass Tap | No Cover – Get your laughs out in the heart of Midtown when Brass Tap After Dark presents a comedy show featuring area-favorite comedians, drink and wing specials and more. 8pm.
- Star Wars and Steak Night at Social Beer Garden HTX | No Cover – Use the force while sipping on delicious local brew when Social Beer Garden hosts a Star Wars and Steak Night featuring episode screenings of The Mandalorian paired with Star Wars-themed cocktails, and a steak dinner available for purchase. 8pm.
- Kevin Russell (Shinyribs) & the Shiny Soul Sisters Trio in Concert at Dosey Doe – Tap your toes to the country sounds of singer-songwriter Kevin Russell (of twangy soul band, Shinyribs), and The Shiny Soul Sisters when they hit the stage at Dosey Doe in The Woodlands. $68 to $108. 8:30pm.
Friday, February 26, 2021
- Evelyn’s Park Conservancy presents Virtual Hot Pilates on Facebook Live | FREE | Virtual – Strengthen your muscles while increasing your flexibility during a virtual hot pilates class hosted by instructor Christie Kercho. 5pm to 6pm.
- Junior Brown in Concert at The Heights Theater – Honky tonk the night away while enjoying a rip-roaring set from country guitarist Junior Brown, when he brings his unique double-necked “Guit-Steel” guitar to the stage at The Heights Theater. $30 to $240. There is an early show at 6pm and a late show at 8:45pm.
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum presents A Night at the Museum Virtual Gala | Virtual – Honor the significant impacts of African American athletes breaking racial barriers during this virtual exhibition opening as part of Buffalo Soldiers National Museum’s Gala 2021. The night’s guest of honor is 1968 gold medal-Olympian and activist, Tommie Smith, PhD. $50 to $200. 6pm to 8pm.
- Rothko Chapel presents Rothko Chapel & the Journey of Its Restoration on Vimeo | Virtual – This panel, which includes renowned architects and representatives from Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, explores the transformation of the Rothko Chapel during its eighteen-month restoration and the importance of light within the building. Livestreamed on Vimeo. Free, with suggested donations from $5 to $20. 6pm.
- Disney’s Aladdin Movie Screening at Levy Park | FREE – Make a wish and bring out the kiddos for a family-friendly screening of Disney’s 2019 live-action remake, Aladdin, starring Will Smith as Genie who helps Aladdin win Princess Jasmine’s affection, at Levy Park in Upper Kirby. 6:30pm.
- Disney’s The Princess and the Frog Movie Screening at Memorial City | FREE – Bring your lawn chair or blanket out to the Square at Memorial City and watch a screening of Disney’s 2009 animated movie, The Princess and the Frog, about the hardworking Tiana who dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans—until she runs into a frog prince. 7pm to 9pm.
- DaCamera presents Weinberg’s Piano Quintet Virtual Concert | FREE | Virtual – Pay homage to the 25th anniversary of the death of Polish-Russian composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, when DaCamera presents a performance of his moving 1944 Piano Quintet. This event is free, but registration is required. 7pm.
- Jimmy Joe Long in Concert at Southern Star Brewing Company | No Cover – Crack open a cold one while enjoying a live singer-songwriter set from local guitarist Jimmy Joe Long, when he takes the stage at Southern Star Brewing Company in Conroe. 7pm to 9pm.
- Lawndale Art Center presents Digital Gulf Coast Reading with Aisha Sabatini Sloan on YouTube | FREE | Virtual – As part of the Art Center’s series that invites readings from University of Houston Creative Writing Program graduate students and contributors, author Aisha Sabatini will feature with readings that connect the dots between pop culture and race. 7pm.
- Escape: A Tribute to Journey in Concert at Warehouse Live – Don’t stop believing while singing along to some of your favorite songs from legendary rock band, Journey, when Escape pays tribute to the timeless karaoke favorite at Warehouse Live. Texas Eagles, a tribute to The Eagles, opens the show. $10; VIP tables for four are $150. 7:30pm.
- Filth: A Stand Up Show at Rudyard’s British Pub – Fall out of your chair laughing during an evening of uncensored comedy from local stand-up comedians, where nobody is safe and even the crowd risks getting roasted by the two hosts. This show is not recommended if you are easily offended. $8 in advance; $10 at the door; $40 for a reserved table. 8pm and 10pm.
- The Spazmatics in Concert at The Pub Galleria | No Cover – Head back to the ’80s when local favorite cover band, The Spazmatics, take to the stage to perform their own renditions of hit songs at The Pub Galleria. 8pm.
- Al Staehely in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Virtual Option – Get your rock and roll fix when 1970s singer-songwriter Al Staehely (of the bands Spirit and The Staehely Brothers) takes to the stage at Mucky Duck in Upper Kirby. $120 for a table of four; $180 for a table of six; $30 for a virtual ticket. A free livestream broadcast will also be viewable on YouTube. 9:30pm.
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