Top 17 Things to Do This Week in Houston: February 11 to 17, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 17 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, February 11 to Sunday, February 17, 2019.

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Stuff your face with flavorful crawfish at a festival in Third Ward; cheer on participants in Conroe’s annual Go Texan Parade; jam out to an epic concert by Houston-based rapper Travis Scott; watch a comedic stage play set in 1930s Hollywood; and more.

Top 17 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Travis Scott in Concert at Toyota Center | Wednesday, February 13 – Riding on the heels of his highly touted music festival, Astroworld, Houston-based rapper Travis Scott brings his live show to the Toyota Center. Tickets start at $39.95, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
  • Wax & Wine: A Valentine’s Workshop at Love & Make in Rice Village | Thursday, February 14 – Love & Make hosts a special Wax and Wine Valentine’s edition of their signature candle-making workshop—perfect for a date night for couples, best friends, and more. This special evening event will be plussed with three wine tastings presented by sommeliers from Vinology Houston. $65. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Valentine’s Day Dinners and Events Around Houston | Thursday, February 14 – Treat your sweetie to a romantic night out at one of many Valentine’s events happening around town. You can choose from elegant dinners, comedy shows, concerts and more. Prices, times, and locations vary.
  • Moonlight and Magnolias at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC | Starts Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 – Travel back to 1939 Hollywood, where Gone With the Wind producer David Selznick teams up with The Wizard of Oz director Victor Flemming and script doctor Ben Hecht to create a movie masterpiece in the comedic stage play, Moonlight and Magnolias. Tickets are $30; $20 for JCC members. Showtimes vary.
  • For Tonight at Queensbury Theatre | Starts Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 – Follow along as three siblings are forced to fend for themselves following the deaths of their parents in the 2015 New Horizons Music Festival finalist, For Tonight. Tickets start at $21. Showtimes vary.
  • Wax & Wine: A Valentine’s Workshop at Love & Make in Rice Village | Friday, February 15 – Love & Make hosts a special Wax and Wine Valentine’s edition of their signature candle-making workshop—perfect for a date night for couples, best friends, and more. Tickets are $65 per person. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Dwight Yoakam at Arena Theatre | Friday, February 15 – Jam out to country music by the legendary artist, and occasional actor, Dwight Yoakam, as he performs a selection of western favorites from his award-winning albums. Tickets range from $55 to over $150, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9pm.
  • Harlem Globetrotters at Fertitta Center | Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 17 – Ball out at a thrilling performance by the world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters at Fertitta Center on the University of Houston campus. You’ll see the uber-talented players perform all kinds of trick shots and slam dunks throughout the show. Tickets start at $20, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork resale market. Times vary.
  • 54th Annual Go Texan Parade in Conroe | Saturday, February 16 | No Cover – 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 | Saturday, February 16 | 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.
  • Saint Arnold Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in The Heights | No Cover | Saturday, February 16 – 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 | Saturday, February 16 – 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 | Saturday, February 16 – 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.
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise in Concert at Revention Music Center | Saturday, February 16 – 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.
  • Rodeo Clown Roundup Concert at Karbach Brewing Co | Sunday, February 17 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.
  • WWE Elimination Chamber at Toyota Center | Sunday, February 17 Get ready to rumble at the WWE Elimination Chamber, broadcasting live from Houston’s Toyota Center 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 | Sunday, February 17 | 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.

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