Plan Your Weekend: February 14 to 17, 2019

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • 34th Annual Law Week 8K Fun Run at Sam Houston Park in Downtown The Houston Bar Association and Harris County Constable Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen present the 34th annual John J. Eikenburg Law Week 8K Fun Run in Downtown. Entry fees start at $18 for the 1-mile walk; $35 for the 8K, and $250 for group entries. 7:30am to 8:30am.
  • Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market | No Cover – Shop local produce, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers, and plants at the Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market. 8am to noon.
  • Pilates in the Park by Pure Body Studio at Evelyn’s Park | FREE – Grab a mat and some water to work up a sweat during a free, 60-minute session of pilates, led by instructors from Pure Body Studio at Evelyn’s Park. 9am to 10am.
  • Love & Make’s Bath Bomb Making Workshop in Rice VillageCreate your own luxurious, scented bath bomb at this DIY workshop, hosted by Love & Make in Rice Village. The family-friendly activity allows crafters to incorporate essential oils and experiment with fun colors. $55. 11am.
  • Clay Mug Workshop at Houston Center for Contemporary CraftGet your hands dirty while creating your own clay mug at this two-part workshop led by artist Zoe Gross. On the first day, you’ll create the framework and texture of the mug with slabs of clay, then return to add color using underglaze. $40 for non-members; $30 for members. 11am to noon.
  • Teen Craft at HPL Express in Discovery Green | FREE – Bring your teen to a fun-filled crafting activity at the HPL Express in Discovery Green. Geared toward teens ages 13 to 18, this week’s workshop features an Alma Thomas-inspired painting. 11:30am to 12:30pm.
  • Asia Society Lunar New Year at The Galleria | FREE – Ring in the Year of the Pig with an afternoon of celebratory events at The Galleria. In honor of the Lunar New Year, Asia Society Texas Center will offer a slew of family-friendly activities, including Chinese calligraphy, pig mask-making, a lion dance, the chopstick challenge, a photo booth, food vendors and more. Noon to 5pm.
  • 54th Annual Go Texan Parade in Conroe | FREE – Line the streets of Downtown Conroe to watch the 54th annual Go Texan Parade, one of the first official events of the 2019 rodeo season. Expect decorative floats, horseback riders, marching bands and more. 1pm.
  • HWE Women’s EXPO at Hyatt Houston | FREE – Peruse a variety of beauty, fashion, health, and wellness products; test out free reiki and stress relief treatments; win prizes; and sip cocktails while networking with local business owners at the HWE Women’s Expo at Hyatt Houston. 1pm to 6pm.
  • A Lovely Afternoon Tea Party Cooking Class at Central Market Do as the British do and enjoy a lovely afternoon of aromatic teas paired with rich and flavorful delicacies while participating in this interactive cooking class at Central Market. $35. 2pm to 4pm.
  • Saint Arnold Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in The Heights | No Cover Bust out your purple, gold, and green beads for this Mardi Gras-themed bar crawl that takes participants through several hot spots along White Oak Drive in The Heights. Bars include Little Woodrow’s, BB’s Tex-Orleans, Bobcat Teddy’s, Public House, Christian’s Tailgate, and Onion Creek. 2pm to 6pm.
  • King of Crawfish Festival at Emancipation Park Roll up your sleeves and dig into tons of juicy crawfish at this culinary festival in Emancipation Park. While chowing down, you can enjoy live music, drinks, various food vendors, and a ceremony to crown the King of Crawfish. Tickets start at $5. 3pm to 10pm.
  • 5th Annual Mardi Gras on Main in La Porte | No Cover – Get ready to party at the 5th Annual Mardi Gras on Main Street celebration in La Porte. Festivities include live music, a craft beer garden, crawfish, food trucks, kids entertainment, a Mardi Gras market, and an umbrella parade. 4pm to 9pm.
  • Mini Watercolor Painting Classes at Honey Art Cafe Learn how to paint abstract, modern, and minimalist aesthetics in this mini-watercolor painting class at Honey Art Cafe. Geodes are the subject of this week’s class. $35. 7pm.
  • Justin Nozuka in Concert at House of Blues Canadian-American singer-songwriter, Justin Nozuka, performs in the Bronze Peacock Room at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets are $25. Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm.
  • Charlie Wilson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in Concert at Smart Financial Centre Dance the night away to hits like “I’m Blessed,” “There Goes My Baby,” or “Every Time I Close My Eyes” when Charlie Wilson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds perform a live Valentine’s concert at Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land. Tickets start at $49.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 8pm.
  • Apollo Chamber Players presents Theremin Fantasies at MATCH The Apollo Chamber Players presents Theremin Fantasies—a program that explores the soundscapes of theremin, a unique electronic instrument played without physical contact by the performer. Tickets range from $10 to $50. 8pm.
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise in Concert at Revention Music Center Tap your toes to the catchy tunes of Rainbow Kitten Surprise, a five-piece indie rock group hailing from Boone, North Carolina, when they perform a live set at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $30. 8pm.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

  • Heights Morning Market on White Oak Drive | No Cover – Spend Sunday morning browsing the offerings of local artisans, farmers, and entrepreneurs at the Heights Morning Market outside of Onion Creek Cafe. 10am to 2pm.
  • Beers & Art at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. | No Cover – Sip craft beer while listening to live music and shopping vintage selections from local curators at Saint Arnold’s Beers & Art event. 11am to 4pm.
  • Rodeo Clown Roundup Concert at Karbach Brewing Co Lace up your running shoes for Karbach’s annual Rodeo Clown Roundup 5K/10K, then head to the brewery for craft beer and Texas Country music. Expect performances by Casey Donahew, Nikki Lane, Old 97’s and more. Tickets start at $30, plus fees. 1:30pm.
  • Galveston Symphony Orchestra at The Grand 1894 Opera House Sit back and enjoy a Valentine’s concert by the Galveston Symphony Orchestra at The Grand 1894 Opera House. Conductor Trond Saeverud will lead the orchestra through Tim Pence’s “Big Rocks on Steep Hills,” Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Op.85, and Mahler’s Symphony No.1, “Titan.” $35. 4pm.
  • Cochon555 2019 Culinary Tour at Four Seasons Houston Discover the superior flavor, texture, appearance, and nutritious qualities of heritage breed pigs at this touring culinary demonstration that’s making its way across the country. Dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating buyers, Cochon555 features more than 100 cooks, chefs, restaurant and bar owners, renowned sommeliers and barkeeps, all working together toward a common goal. Tickets start at $130, but limited, discounted $75 tickets are available. 5pm.
  • WWE Elimination Chamber at Toyota Center Get ready to rumble at the WWE Elimination Chamber, broadcasting live from Houston’s Toyota Center in Downtown. The multiple-participant match beings with two fighters in the ring, with four additional wrestlers gradually added to the match at five-minute intervals. The last remaining fighter is crowned the champion. Tickets start at $25, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 5:30pm.
  • ReelAbilities: Houston Film Festival | No Cover Hosted at Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24, this year’s ReelAbilities film festival features 13 films dedicated to celebrating the lives, stories, and talents of people with disabilities. Stick around after each show to explore the themes of the film with the filmmaker, parents, professionals, or persons with disabilities. The screenings are free to attend, but you must reserve tickets. 7pm to 9pm.
  • 2Cellos in Concert at Smart Financial Centre Catch a live performance by the Croatian duo of YouTube fame, 2Cellos, as they stop in Sugar Land on their acclaimed U.S. tour,  “Let There Be Cello.” Tickets start at $29.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 7:30pm.

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