Top 15 things to do this week in Houston: January 25 to 31, 2016

Harlem Globetrotters | Photo: Vinod Divakaran

Make the most of your week with our top 15 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, January 25 to Sunday, January 31, 2016.

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Let the good times rolls during Mardi Gras 2016 in Galveston, put your mark on Patrick Renner’s latest public art piece during a painting party in downtown, check out local art at Artopia and more happening this week in Houston.

Top 15 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Karbach Beer Dinner at Pour Society | Tuesday, January 26 – Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by chef Greg Lowry and paired with beer from Karbach Brewing Co. during this dinner at Pour Society. $85. 7pm.
  • The Bridges of Madison County at the Hobby Center | Tuesday, January 26 through Sunday, January 31 – Delight in TUTS’ musical production of The Bridges of Madison County starring Elizabeth Stanley and Andrew Samonsky at the Hobby Center. $37.75 to $89.50; limited discounted $21.13 to $64 tickets available. Tuesday to Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm and 8pm; Sunday 2pm and 7:30pm.
  • Garrison Keillor Live at Jones Hall | Wednesday, January 27 – Don’t miss your chance to see NPR personality Garrison Keillor during this show at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $35. 7:30pm.
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival at River Oaks Theatre | Wednesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 28 – Watch 22 short documentaries covering topics from the great outdoors to environmental issues that the planet is facing during this two-day film festival at River Oaks Theatre. Tickets start at $15.
  • Bayou City Outdoors’ 8th Annual Travel Party at Hughes Hangar | Thursday, January 28 | FREE to Attend – Join the outgoing people of Bayou City Outdoors and learn about their 2016 road trips and international adventures over drinks and good conversation. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Mardi Gras Galveston | Starts Friday, January 29 – Kick off the Mardi Gras festivities with balcony parties, concerts, parades, a 5k and more around Galveston. Time, prices and locations vary.
  • Choco Loco 5k in Uptown Park | Saturday, January 30 – Race through Uptown Park in a 5k or 10k (there’s also a 1k run for the kiddos) and you’ll be treated to lots of chocolate. The post race party includes a chocolate fountain, live music and other goodies from local vendors. Registration starts at $15. 7:15am.
  • 20th Annual Pearland Winterfest | Saturday, January 30 –  Chill out with the family at Pearland’s annual snow-filled celebration a patch of snow to play in, snow-tubing, food, live entertainment and more. Tickets start at $4. 10am to 5pm.
  • Trumpet Flower Painting Party at Market Square Park | Saturday, January 30 | FREE – Put your stamp on Patrick Renner’s next piece of public art for Houston, “Trumpet Flower”, during this painting party at Market Square Park. Noon to 4pm.
  • Houston Press Artopia at Winter Street Studios | Saturday, January 30 – Artopia brings locally created art, music, food and fashion under one roof for an epic one-night event at Winter Street Studios. $55; limited discounted $35 tickets available. 8pm to 11pm.
  • Vintique Flea: Winter Edition at Silver Street Studios | Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31 – Discover one-of-a-kind vintage goods for your home and wardrobe at the return of the popular seasonal market. Enjoy beer, wine and food truck bites as you browse. $7 in advance; $10 at the door; free for ages 16 and under.  Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters at NRG Stadium | Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31 – The Harlem Globetrotters are heading back to Houston where they’ll be performing a hilarious show full of tricks as part of their 90th Anniversary World Tour. $52 to $62; limited discounted $28 to $33 tickets available. Saturday 2pm and 7pm; Sunday 2pm.
  • One Pot Showdown at Saint Arnold | Sunday, January 31 – See what teams come up with when they’re challenged to a one pot cook off using Saint Arnold beers. This delicious fundraiser benefits Kids’ Meals. 1pm.
  • Europe in Concert at House of Blues | Sunday, January 31 – Cue “The Final Countdown;” the band Europe is coming to town to perform at House of Blues. Tickets start at $27.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.

Find more great stuff to do this week with our our top things to do with kids this weekWeekend Guide for January 28 to 31, 2016 and top 16 things to do in Houston in January 2016.

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