Plan Your New Year’s Weekend: December 29, 2016 to January 1, 2017

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, December 29, 2016, to New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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Finish out 2016 strong with Rockets games, concerts, movie screenings, New Year’s Eve celebrations and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, December 29, 2016 through New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Things to Do All Weekend

  • Shen Yun at Jones Hall | Daily Journey to the lost world of ancient China through the music and dance of Shen Yun at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $70, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 2pm and 7:30pm; Saturday 1pm; Sunday 2pm and 7pm.
  • Rockin’ New Year Wonderweek at Children’s Museum | Thursday to Saturday – Ring in the New Year a the Children’s Museum with a full week of family-friendly programming including arts and crafts, projects, games, and activities. Thursday 10am to 8pm; Friday 10am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 3pm.
  • The SantaLand Diaries at Alley Theatre | Thursday to Saturday Get a glimpse into the life of an elf from Macy’s SantaLand display at this hilarious play starring Todd Waite as Crumpet the elf. Recommended for mature audiences. $35. Thursday and Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2:30pm and 7:30pm.
  • Panto Wonderful Wizard at Stages Repertory Theatre | Thursday to Saturday Follow the adventure of Dorothy, scarecrow, tin man, and the cowardly lion at this Panto take on the classic story of the girl from Kansas. Tickets start at $21, not including ticket fees. Thursday and Friday 7pm; Saturday 10am, 2pm, and 7pm.
  • Comic Pablo Francisco at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – Bust a gut to drop-dead funny spoofing when Pablo Francisco, best known for his spot-on impressions and sets that resemble hour-long comedy jazz riffs, performs at the Houston Improv. Tickets range from $15 to $115. Thursday 8pm; Friday 8pm and 10:30pm; Saturday 7:30pm and 10pm.
  • Josh Abbott Band in Concert at House of Blues | Friday and Saturday Jam with country music group Josh Abbott Band when they play two shows on back-to-back nights at House of Blues. Tickets start at $25, not including ticket fees. 7pm both nights.
  • Comic Jeff Stringer at Joke Joint Comedy Showcase | Friday and Saturday This hilarious Texan is sure to make you laugh at one of his two shows at Joke Joint. Tickets start at $14; limited discounted $7 and $9 tickets available. 8pm both nights.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Things to do on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2016 and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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