Top 10 Things to Do This Week in Houston: January 18 to 24, 2021

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Make the most of your week with our top 10 event picks happening in Houston from MLK Day, Monday, January 18 to Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Planning your week these days can be challenging but we’ve got you covered with our picks for events and virtual events taking place throughout Houston this week.

Be sure to check back in the coming days as we add events when they emerge. Do you know an event that could make the list? Let us know at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from MLK Day, Monday, January 18 to Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Top 10 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • 6th Annual MATCH Family Fun Day: At-Home Edition | MLK Day, Monday, January 18 to Sunday, January 24 | FREE – The annual Family Fun Day goes virtual this year, with a week of online material, including kid-friendly videos, video dance performances from Open Dance Project, puzzles, a hip-hop dancing class with Break Free Hip-Hop School and more. The program will be available online starting Sunday, January 17, 2021.
  • 43rd Annual Original MLK Day Virtual Experience & Live Parade of Giving | MLK Day, Monday, January 18 | FREE – For 2021, the Black Heritage Society shifts its celebration—the very first in the country—to a live-streamed event. Instead of the usual float-filled parade, Houstonians can participate in a “reverse drive-through parade” where they’ll line up to donate goods at MacGregor Park in Third Ward. 10am to noon. 
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie Screening at Axelrad | MLK Day, Monday, January 18 | No Cover –Wipe your mind while watching a screening of the stunning 2004 Charlie Kaufman-directed film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, at Axelrad in Midtown. 9pm.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns at Toyota Center | Wednesday, January 20 – See the Rockets take to homecourt against Chris Paul, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns in the heart of Downtown at Toyota Center. $24 to over $300, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. This game is also broadcast on ATT SportsNet-SW and NBA TV. 8:30pm.
  • Dan Crump in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Thursday, January 21 – Americana singer-songwriter Dan Crump takes to the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck to perform a set of “country music for people who don’t like country”. This performance will also be available free and online at YouTube Live. $120 for a table of 4; $180 for a table of 6. 7pm.
  • Hirsch Vineyards Wine Tasting with Jasmine Hirsch, Chris Shepherd & Matthew Pridgen on Zoom | Friday, January 22 – Join Chef Chris Shepherd, winemaker Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards, and Underbelly Hospitality wine guy Matthew Pridgen for a virtual tasting where you’ll learn about all things Pinot. Add on a charcuterie board from Georgia James and have something to snack on during the class. $130. 6pm.
  • Comic T.J. Miller at Houston Improv | Friday, January 22 to Sunday, January 24 – Laugh yourself silly when the Silicon Valley and Deadpool actor, T.J. Miller, known for his absurdist philosophical stand-up comedy brings his observational humor to the stage at Houston Improv for a weekend of shows. Tables are $60 for two people; $120 for four people; $180 for six people. Preferred tables are $80 for two people. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Symphony presents Live from Jones Hall: Wild Symphony Livestream | Saturday, January 23 – Enjoy an evening of engaging music composed by The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, paired with illustrations from Brown’s debut children’s picture book, when the Houston Symphony performs a virtual concert of Wild Symphony. $20. 11am.
  • Punk Rock Garage Sale at Brash Brewing Company | Sunday, January 24 | No Cover – Browse a music-themed market filled with area vendors offering music equipment, artwork, toys, music, zines, music, clothing and more, at Brash Brewing Company in Independence Heights. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Kinetic Ensemble presents Quiet Art: Livestreamed from MATCH | Sunday, January 24 – Kinetic Ensemble livestreams their first concert of 2021, performing Jennifer Higdon’s Quiet Art for string quartet from MATCH in Midtown. Viewers can also see a new string ensemble arrangement of J.S. Bach’s keyboard work, Goldberg Variations. $25 or pay-what-you-can. 7:30pm; available online until Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Social Distancing & COVID-19

As we enter into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts still advise that we have a way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. In the meantime, you can remain vigilant in protecting yourself against the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces, and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

While the Governor of Texas has lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses are still requiring face masks to enter and enforcing reduced capacity. Familiarize with your destination’s policies ahead of time and please respect their public safety precautions.

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