Plan Your Weekend: February 4 to 7, 2021

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Find the perfect things to do in H-Town this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Celebrate the music of a prolific 1900’s Black composer with a virtual performance from MFAH; hear from local celebrity chefs about COVID-19’s impact on Houston’s restaurant industry; commemorate the life and legacy of a music icon at a brewery bash; kick off your Super Sunday with crawfish boils, and more.

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Things to Do All Weekend

  • 10th Annual Galveston Restaurant Week | Daily – Dine out for a cause all month long this year, including Valentine’s Day Weekend at more than 40 of Galveston’s hottest eateries throughout Galveston Restaurant Week while trying top dishes at low price points through Sunday, February 28, 2021. Restaurants will feature two-course breakfast, brunch, and lunch options priced between $10 to $20; Two- and three-course dinners are priced from $20 to $35. Times and locations vary.
  • Super Bowl To-Go and Dine-In Specials at Houston Restaurants | Daily – Get your Big Game spread ready with help from one of many Houston-area restaurants offering Super Bowl specials for dine-in, delivery and to-go. Several of these have pre-order deadlines that occur earlier in the week, so make sure you act quick to get your order in. Prices and times vary.
  • Houston Symphony: Fabien Gabel Conducts French Masterworks at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday | Virtual Option – Catch Cupid’s arrow and welcome Valentine’s Day early with a romantic, all-French program, led by renowned French conductor Fabien Gabel. $29; $20 to watch a virtual performance on Saturday, February 6. Showtimes vary.
  • The Little Things & Wonder Woman Double Feature at the Showboat Drive-In Theater | Friday to Sunday – Catch back to back screenings of new release 2021 murder-mystery thriller The Little Things featuring an all-star cast of Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto, followed by 2017 action-packed superhero flick Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. $8 per person. Showtimes vary.
  • Regeneration at Archway Gallery | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Featuring new works in clay, paint, and glass by Carol Berger, Liz Conces Spencer, and Gene Hester, check out Archway Gallery’s February exhibition, Regeneration, which explores nature’s regenerative force in the face of enormous odds while also reflecting on each the artists’ concern about the impact of human encroachment, the destruction of habitats, and more. The exhibition will be on display through Thursday, March 4, 2021. Times vary.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday & Sunday – Get revved up for a high-energy showcase of massive trucks crushing, ramming, crashing and soaring through the air at NRG Stadium. $20 to $110, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the resale marketplaceTimes vary.
  • MF DOOM Mural at Lo-Fi in Montrose | Daily | FREE – Make a stop along the Westheimer Curve to check out the latest mural added to Montrose’s colorful collection, paying tribute to the late, legendary rapper MF DOOM on the outdoor wall of vintage clothing shop Lo-Fi. All day.
  • Seismique Interactive Art Museum | Daily Wander into a tech-fueled, interactive, intergalactic-inspired art exhibition with 40 exhibits from national and local artists. Starts at $35; $28 for ages 12 and under. Times vary.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • Duo • Identity at Archway Gallery | FREE – Take in the final day of Archway’s joint exhibition of three-dimensional figurines and life-size, two-dimensional pieces from Jiashan Land and Anthony Pabillano. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Kingwood Farmers Market at Town Center Park | No Cover – Shop for fresh homegrown fruits, vegetables, jams, baked goods and more at the Farmers Market in Kingwood Town Center Park. 3pm to 7pm.
  • Thursday Tlayuda & Mezcal at Xochi Step into Chef Hugo Ortega’s Oaxacan hotspot, Xochi, to enjoy a traditional Oaxacan dish of Tlayuda, which consists of a large, thin, crunchy, partially fried or toasted tortilla covered with a spread of refried beans and more, paired with Mezcal. 4pm to 9pm.
  • Ladies Night: Cheeseboard & Wine Bottle Pairing at Pour Behavior | No Cover – Pair a delicious cheeseboard with a bottle of wine when Pour Behavior in Midtown hosts an evening of tasty eats and live tunes from DJ Johnny Mac. $20. 4pm to 11:55pm.
  • Holocaust Museum presents 9 Pieces: An Evening with Kam Franklin on Zoom | Virtual – Celebrate Black History Month with a virtual performance and lecture from musician and activist Kam Franklin of The Suffers when Holocaust Museum Houston hosts Franklin for a discussion about why she believes communal healing will not occur without acceptance of the trauma, empathy and more. 6pm to 7pm.
  • Tips & Tasting: Wine & Food Tasting and Wine Education at Black Door Wine Club The CityCentre wine club leads an informative wine and small plate food pairing event with wine expert Cody Uzzel, Tasting Room owner Jerry Lasco, and Tasting Room’s Chef Beto Gutierrez. $25 to $35; free for members. 6pm to 7pm.
  • HTX Eats Pop Up Series at Bovine & Barley Enjoy a chef-led pop-up dinner from Hot and Buttered at Bovine & Barley in Downtown, where a culinary guest is invited to cook in B&B’s kitchen and serve their most beloved dishes. Menu prices vary. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Bike Night at Raven Tower | No Cover – Try your hand at raffle and door prizes, enjoy delicious food truck eats and more when Mancuso Harley-Davidson Central hosts Bike Night at Raven Tower in the Heights. 7pm to 9pm.
  • ROCO Connections: Celebration of Margaret Bonds on Facebook Live | FREE | Virtual – Streamed live from The Rienzi, MFAH’s beautiful house museum, this virtual concert celebrates the music of prolific 1900’s Black composer Margaret Bonds. Museum District eatery Lucille’s has also partnered with ROCO to offer a special to-go dinner for audiences. Free to stream online; $40 per person for the three-course to-go meal, with optional 1-liter cocktail pairings available for $25 each. 7pm.
  • Asia Society Texas Center presents Neighbors in Need: Houston Chefs Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Crisis | FREE | Virtual – Hear from local chefs including Chris Shepherd of One Fifth and Chris Williams of Lucille’s about how the pandemic has impacted Houston communities as they share stories about stepping up to meet the needs of the city. 7:30pm.
  • Liquor & Laughs at The Brass Tap | No Cover – Get your laughs out in the heart of Midtown when Brass Tap After Dark presents a comedy show featuring area-favorite comedians, drink and wing specials and more at Liquor & Laughs. 8pm.
  • Comic Rocky Dale Davis at Houston Improv Catch a socially distanced comedy set from the hilarious Rocky Dale Davis when the Alabama native brings his brand of Southern comedy to the stage at Houston Improv for one night only. $40 for two people; $80 for four people; $120 for six people. 8pm.
  • Pop Punk Night: Van Full of Nuns in Concert at Scout Bar Hear some of your favorite pop-punk songs from yesteryear when Van Full of Nuns performs songs from Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, Sum 41 and more at Scout Bar in the Bay Area. $10 in advance; $40 to reserve a table. 9pm.
  • Bewitched Presents: Kraftwerk Tribute Night at Etro Lounge | No Cover – Pay tribute to 1970’s fathers of electronic music while dancing the night away when Bewitched performs a Kraftwerk cover set at Etro Lounge in Downtown. 9pm.
  • Friday the 13th Movie Screening at The Drive-In off Navigation Watch out for Jason at a drive-in screening of the 1980 slasher classic, Friday the 13th, at Rooftop Cinema Club’s showing at The Drive-In off Navigation. $22 to $27 per vehicle. 10:30pm.

Friday, February 5, 2021

  • Mayor’s History Makers Awards presented by Comcast: Sue Johnson | FREE | Virtual – Commemorate Black History Month with this series highlighting dedicated community volunteers as part of the virtual Mayor’s History Makers Awards. This vignette celebrates Sue Johnson, who has served the Galveston community for over 27 years at UTMB as the Assistant Director of Respiratory Therapy, and founder of the Nia Cultural Center, a community-based non-profit organization. 9am.
  • Blood Drive at The Health Museum | FREE – Look out for fellow Houstonians while also trying your hand at winning a round-trip ticket from Spirit Airlines when Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center hosts a blood drive at The Health Museum in the Museum District. Noon to 4:30pm.
  • All Access Art Market at Finn Hall Houston | No Cover – Shop for artwork from local creatives and artisans in the heart of Downtown at Finn Hall. 4pm to 10pm.
  • Friday Night Lights Market in Near Northside | No Cover – Shop small from local artists, artisan vendors and more when Hot Box Hemp Goods, just north of Downtown, hosts an early evening market filled with music, food, and drinks. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Wakefield Night Market at Walking Stick Brewing Company | No Cover – Sip on tasty local brew while shopping from more than thirty area vendors, delicious food trucks, artist works and more when Wakefield Night Market sets up at Walking Stick Brewing. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Reverend Horton Heat in Concert at Scout Bar Rock out to an energetic live set from the Dallas-based psychobilly trio, Reverend Horton Heat when they take the stage at Scout Bar in the Bay Area. The Guillotines open the show. 8pm.
  • BLCK Market at Buffalo Soldier National Museum | No Cover – Shop from more than 50 Black small businesses, entrepreneurs, artisans, and vendors at the BLCK Market taking place in the Museum District. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Live on the Lawn at Market Street | FREE – Sprawl out on the lawn with a blanket or chair while enjoying a family-friendly outdoor concert from area bands in the heart of The Woodlands at Market Street. 6:30pm.
  • Evelyn Rubio in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Virtual Option – Get your blues rock fix when saxophone player Evelyn Rubio hits the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck for an evening of delightful tunes. This show will also be live-streamed on McGonigel’s Mucky Duck’s YouTube channel. $120 for a table of four; $160 for a table of six. 7pm.
  • Beauty and The Beast Movie Screening at Memorial City | FREE – Catch an outdoor screening of Disney’s live-action 2017 remake of its animated classic Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, at the Square at Memorial City. 7pm
  • Brewery Bingo at 4J Brewing Company – Shout “bingo” while playing a few socially distanced rounds where you can win beer and cash prizes at 4J Brewing Company. $5 for a bingo card to play. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Poetic Justice Movie Screening at The Drive-In off Navigation Drive up and tune in to witness the compelling 1993 film Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, during Rooftop Cinema Club’s showing at The Drive-In off Navigation. $26 to $36 per vehicle. 10:15pm.

Things to Do on Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7, 2021.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.