Plan Your Long Weekend: January 14 to 18, 2016

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 14 to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2016.

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MLK Day, Monday, January 18

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Go for a (long) run during the Chevron Houston Marathon, be sure to get to Galveston for the annual chili and beer fest, check out the selection at Urban Harvest’s Fruit Tree Sale, celebrate Dr. King, listen to music at a concert and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, January 14 through Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2016.

Things to Do All Weekend

  • Galveston Restaurant Week | Daily – Order off special prix fixe menus at participating restaurants during the annual Galveston Restaurant Week to support the Galveston County Food Bank. Times, locations and prices vary.
  • Exploring Lunar New Year at MATCH | Daily – Check out Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Traditional Arts’ Lunar New Year installation at MATCH. The multi-sensory experience will include calligraphy, costumes, music, paper cutting, audio and video elements, lion dances and more for the whole family. Starts at noon daily.
  • Tony Deyo Live at Joke Joint Comedy Showcase | Friday and Saturday – Head to Joke Joint Comedy Showcase to see hilarious stand up from Tony Deyo. $16; limited comped and discounted $8 tickets available. 8pm and 10:30pm both nights.
  • Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest in Galveston | Friday and Saturday – The annual Chili Quest and Beer fest – hosted by Yaga’s Café in Galveston – is back again for a day full of chili sampling and beer tasting. Don’t miss the Kick Off Party or the Beerfooter Fun Run. Tickets start at $15. Friday 8pm to 10pm; Saturday 10am to 6pm.
  • Blue Man Group at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – The theatrical phenom Blue Man Group is bringing their show to Houston for an entertaining evening full of comedy, music and more. Tickets start at $48. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2pm and 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm and 7pm.
  • Narnia The Musical at National Youth Theater | Friday to Sunday – See the story of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe unfold during a performance of Narnia The Musical at the National Youth Theater. Tickets start at $10. Friday 7pm; Saturday and Sunday 2pm and 6pm.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations around Houston | Friday to Monday | Many FREE – Whether you’re in the mood for somber reflection or spirited celebration, there’s plenty going on this weekend in celebration of Dr. King.
  • Illusionist Ivan Amodei at The Four Seasons Hotel | Saturday and Sunday – Witness the talented Ivan Amodei at work during an intimate show of illusions at the Four Seasons. $65 to $75; limited discounted $25 to $55 tickets available. Saturday 4pm and 7pm; Sunday 2pm and 6pm.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

  • Friday Night Sights: Suchu Dance at Discovery Green | FREE – Suchu Dance will give a performance of original choreography inspired by the Field of Light installation at Discovery Green. 7pm.
  • Mirrors for Princes Opening at the Blaffer Art Museum | FREE – Attend the opening of the Mirrors for Princes exhibition from Slavs and Tatars art collective – which is concluding its five-city tour with a stop at the UH Blaffer Art Museum. The opening event begins with a performance-lecture and continues with a reception and viewing of the exhibition. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Houston Symphony Concert at Dunham Theater | FREE – Enjoy a concert featuring Copland’s Billy the Kid, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Houston Symphony conductor Teddy Abrams’ Fiddling performed by the Houston Symphony at HBU’s Dunham Theater. Reservations are required. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Paula Poundstone Live at the Wortham Center – Laugh out loud during this show from stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone at the Wortham Center. Tickets start at $40. 8pm.
  • Light Up The Night at MATCH – Welcome the newly opened Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston to the neighborhood during this block party featuring food, comedic entertainment, film screenings music and a photo booth. $20 in advance. 8pm.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at Toyota Center – Cheer for the Rockets as they take on the Cavs at home. Tickets start at $20, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8:30pm.

Things to do on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, 2016.

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