Top 12 Things to Do This Week in Houston: February 18 to 24, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 12 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, February 18 to Sunday, February 24, 2019.

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Chow down on tasty barbecue at one of the Houston Rodeo’s most anticipated events; throw beads during Galveston’s annual Mardi Gras celebrationdress up in a fancy ensemble to raise funds for Discovery Green; marvel at a mesmerizing light show when Muse brings their tour to Houston and more.

Top 12 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Mamma Mia! at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Starts Tuesday, February 19 – Experience an evening of music, dancing, and laughter when the Tony Award-winning musical Mamma Mia!, lights up the stage at Hobby Center. Featuring the music of ABBA, the play tells of a young bride who begins to seek answers about the identity of her father. Tickets start at $30, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. Showtimes vary.
  • Fair Maid of the West at Queensbury Theatre | Wednesday, February 20 to Sunday, February 24 – Take a seat for Classical Theatre Company’s adventurous, Elizabethan drama, Fair Maid of the West, which follows a tavern maid who loses her lover, inherits his fortune, and sets out to return his body to his home. Tickets are $25, but you may find limited discounted tickets for $15. Showtimes vary.
  • Sylvia at the Wortham Theatre Center  | Starts Thursday, February 21 Take a seat for the Houston Ballet’s dramatic performance of Sylvia, the story of a huntress who falls in love with a mortal shepherd. Tickets start at $25. Showtimes vary.
  • HSLR’s World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest at NRG Park | Thursday, February 21 to Saturday, Sunday, February 24 – Come hungry for this three-day barbecue contest, which pits more than 250 teams up against each other every year at NRG Park. For those who can’t score an invite to the more exclusive tents, you can check out The Garden, Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon, or the Chuck Wagon, which are all open to the public. Tickets cost $20 for adults; $5 for children 3 to 12. Times vary.
  • Reel Forces at MATCH | Friday, February 22 Explore themes of humanity, memory, and conflict during MUSIQA’s mesmerizing film, Beyond Zero: 1914-1918. Featuring music by a string quartet, the film offers rare footage archived from WWI and produced by auteur-director Bill Morrison. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. 7pm.
  • Muse in Concert at Toyota Center | Friday, February 22 – Catch an epic performance by the galactic-inspired rock group, Muse, when they bring their musical tour, complete with a mesmerizing light show, to Houston’s Toyota Center. Tickets start at $39.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 8pm.
  • The 107th Celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston | Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24 Throw beads at the largest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas with elaborate parades, concerts, balcony parties, masked balls, a 5K run, family events, and plenty of eating and drinking. Prices, times, and locations vary.
  • 14th Annual Empty Bowls Project at The John Cooper School | Saturday, February 23 – Slurp down a bowl of soup while you mingle with friends of new and old at the fourteenth annual Empty Bowls Project at The John Cooper School. Serving as a reminder of hunger in our community, the fundraiser offers a silent auction, student art exhibits, and a student-made bowl to take home with you. $10. 10:30am to 2:30pm.
  • 4th Annual F.R.E.S.H. Gumbo Cook Off at Wicklow Heights | Saturday, February 23 – Bring your appetite to the 4th Annual F.R.E.S.H. Gumbo Cook-Off, where teams will serve up their best take on the Cajun favorite in support of the Houston Food Bank. Early bird tickets are $20; tickets at the door start at $25. 2pm to 5pm.
  • Gala on the Green at Discovery Green | Saturday, February 23 – Don an elegant ball gown or a sleek, black tux for Discovery Green’s biggest fundraiser, Gala on the Green, which benefits the conservancy and the hundreds of free events that take place at the park throughout the year. The evening will include dinner, drinks, and a lineup of performances in music, dance, and circus arts. Tickets for tables start at $5,000. 7pm.
  • Meek Mill in Concert at Revention Music Center | Saturday, February 23 – Jam out to songs like “Going Bad,” “Dangerous,” and “What’s Free” when the critically acclaimed rapper, Meek Mill, takes the stage at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $59.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 8pm.
  • John Oates & The Good Road Band in Concert at The Heights Theater | Saturday, February 23 Formerly part of the best-selling duo of all time, John Oates and his Good Road Band now brings their tour to Houston with a live performance at The Heights Theater. Tickets start at $24. 8pm.

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