Make the most of your month with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during January 2019.
Also in January 2019
Happening This Week
Ring in the New Year with tons of fun activities happening around Houston. Whether you’re kicking your resolutions into high gear or winding down from the busy holiday season, we’ve got you covered with a range of exciting events.
Events are not ranked, but are listed in chronological order throughout the month of January.
Top 15 Things to Do in Houston This Month: January 2019
- Houston Cat Club Annual Charity Cat Show 2019 at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6 – Watch a fierce competition of feline skill and agility when the Houston Cat Club hosts its 66th annual Charity Cat Show at George R. Brown Convention Center. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption from local shelters. Tickets for spectator fees (at the door) are $9.99 for adults; $8 for military and seniors 65 and older; $4 for children ages 5 to 12. Children four and under are free. Times vary.
- Houston Symphony presents Totally ‘80s at Jones Hall | Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13 – Travel back to the time of teased hair, stirrup pants, and shoulder pads during Totally ‘80s, a musical showcase featuring Mad TV’s Nicole Parker and Broadway’s Aaron Finley. You can sing along to chart-toppers by Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, George Michael, and Billy Joel throughout the show. Tickets start at $29, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. Showtimes vary.
- Rainbow on ICE at Discovery Green | Friday, January 11 | FREE – Head to Discovery Green for Rainbow on Ice, an annual LGBTQ celebration, which this year features Drag Houston’s live staged production of Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next.” Throughout the evening, you can enjoy music by DJ Joe Ross and costumes made with recycled items by Yahiara Dehill. 7pm to 10pm.
- Kevin Hart at Toyota Center | Saturday, January 12 – Laugh your head off when comedy superstar Kevin Hart heads to Houston’s Toyota Center on the “Irresponsible Tour”. Tickets start at $49.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
- The Book of Mormon at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, January 15 to Sunday, January 20 – Don’t miss your chance to see the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon when the touring cast performs a six-day stretch of the hilarious show at Houston’s Hobby Center. Tickets start at $80, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Showtimes vary.
- 10th Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest | Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19 – Roll up your sleeves and come hungry to the tenth annual, 2-day Chili Quest & Beer Fest in Galveston. Start the party at Yaga’s Cafe on Friday, then make your way to several tasty events along the Historic Strand on Saturday. Expect chili samples, beer tastings, live music, a washers tournament, a 5K fun run, a margarita contest, and shopping. Tickets are $12 for the chili tasting; $30 to $40 for the beer tasting; and $39 for a beer and chili tasting combo package. Times vary.
- Boyz II Men & The Houston Symphony in Concert at Jones Hall | Friday, January 18 – Hear a mesmerizing performance by the four-time Grammy-winning R&B trio, Boyz II Men, when they team up with the Houston Symphony for a special show at Jones Hall. Chelsea Tipton II will conduct the concert. Tickets start at $35, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Chevron Houston Marathon | Sunday, January 20 – Volunteer, show your support, or join the runners as they compete in the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, which winds throughout the city, beginning and ending in Downtown. You must register for this event. 6:45am.
- MLK Day Celebrations Around Houston | Monday, January 21 – Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at several parades, marches, and other celebrations around the city. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Justin Timberlake in Concert at Toyota Center | Tuesday, January 22 – Bring sexy back with Houston’s third time hosting the Man of the Woods Tour, an epic show by the Grammy-winning artist and Super Bowl LII performer, Justin Timberlake. Tickets start at $49.50, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale website.
- Diamond Dreams Gala at Minute Maid Park | Friday, January 25 – Slip on your dancing shoes for a spectacular performance by Earth, Wind & Fire, followed by The Astros’ fourth annual Diamond Dreams Gala in Minute Maid Park. Guests may purchase tickets for the concert only, or for both the concert and gala. Tickets for just the concert start at $50. Gala tickets TBA. 5:30pm.
- 8th Annual Galveston Restaurant Week | Starts Saturday, January 26 – Dine out for a cause in 25 of Galveston’s hottest eateries throughout Galveston Restaurant Week, a sixteen-day affair that benefits Access Care of Coastal Texas. Restaurants will feature two- and/or three-course dinners priced between $20 and $35. Two-course lunches, breakfasts, and brunches will cost between $10 and $20. Times and locations vary.
- Houston Astros FanFest at Minute Maid Park | Saturday, January 26 | No Cover – Meet your favorite players, alumni, and broadcasters when the Houston Astros invite fans to Minute Maid Park for FanFest. You can hit up autograph sessions and photo opportunities, play games and more throughout the afternoon. 11am to 4pm.
- Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday, January 26 – Get revved up for a high-energy showcase of massive trucks crushing, ramming, crashing, and soaring through the air at NRG Center. Tickets start at $15, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- One Pot Showdown at Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Sunday, January 27 – Compete—or just eat—at Saint Arnold’s twelfth annual One Pot Showdown, which challenges participants to cook up their best recipe while incorporating Saint Arnold beer as an ingredient. Tickets include food samples of every dish and unlimited brews. $40. 1pm to 4pm.
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