Plan Your Weekend: February 25 to 28, 2021

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Last updated Friday, February 26, 2021, 1:45pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, February 25 through Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Celebrate the music of a prolific 1900s 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 Sunday with crawfish boils, and more.

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Things to Do All Weekend

  • Collect It For The Culture III at GreenStreet in Downtown | Daily – Snap a photo while checking out more than 30 Texas-based sculptors, photographers, painters and more in a highly Instagrammable experience in a two-story, 23,000 square-foot pop-up gallery space. $20; VIP tickets for two people are $100 and include priority admission. Times vary.
  • 10th Annual Galveston Restaurant Week | Ends Sunday – Try top dishes at low price points from more than 40 of Galveston’s hottest eateries during the last few days of Galveston Restaurant Weeks, with specials on two-course breakfast, brunch, and lunch options priced between $10 to $20; two- and three-course dinners are $20 to $35. Times and locations vary.
  • African-American History Tour in Downtown Galveston | Daily | FREE – Wrap up Black History Month with a self-guided tour of Black landmarks on the island, including historic sites, monuments, churches, landmarks, and more.
  • Comedian Christina P at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – Catch a live set from the co-host of Your Mom’s House podcast when Christina P brings her brand of biting humor and observations on childhood, motherhood and more the Improv. $50 for two people; $100 for four people; $150 for two people. Preferred tables start at $100 for two people. Showtimes vary.
  • Rothko Chapel’s 50th Anniversary Virtual Celebration | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Mark 50 years of quiet reflection at interfaith spirituality with a series of virtual conversations and a celebratory service livestreamed on Vimeo. Times vary.
  • Clutch City Cluckers Food Truck Grand Opening | Friday to Sunday Get 50% off all food orders, and maybe win a PlayStation5, at the grand opening weekend of Uptown’s new hot chicken food truck.
  • Live on the Lawn at Market Street | Friday to Sunday | 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. Times vary.
  • Regeneration at Archway Gallery | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Featuring new works in clay, paint, and glass by Carol Berger, Liz Conces Spencer, and Gene Hester, this joint exhibition explores nature’s regenerative force in the face of enormous risks. Times vary.
  • Musiqa presents Inside/Out Online | Saturday & Sunday | Virtual – Produced in collaboration with Open Dance Project and filmed by local artist James Templeton, this moving digital performance showcases two short dance films, “Moving Pieces” and “Still We Tend”, set to music by Andrew Norman and Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté. Pay-what-you-can, with suggested ticket price of $25. Available to stream during ticketed window from 10am to 10pm.
  • The Ensemble Theatre presents I, Too, Am America on Vimeo | Daily | Virtual – In the spirit of poet Langston Hughes, this jazz-infused program celebrates the contributions by Black people to the American culture through music, drama and choreography. $25. Available through Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Fish Taco Fridays at Feges BBQ in Greenway Plaza & Urban Harvest Farmers Market – Every Friday during Lent, Feges BBQ will be serving up a duo of smoked fish tacos, served on flour tortillas and topped with thinly sliced red cabbage and house Alabama white bbq sauce. Get it with your choice of one side. 11am to 2pm.
  • Evelyn’s Park’s Virtual Hot Pilates on Facebook Live | FREE | Virtual – Strengthen your muscles while increasing your flexibility during a virtual hot pilates class hosted by instructor Christie Kercho. 5pm to 6pm.
  • Junior Brown in Concert at The Heights Theater Honky tonk the night away while enjoying a rip-roaring set from country guitarist Junior Brown, when he brings his unique double-necked “Guit-Steel” guitar to the stage at The Heights Theater. $30 to $240. 6pm and 8:45pm.
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum’s A Night at the Museum Virtual Gala | Virtual – Honor the significant impacts of African American athletes breaking racial barriers at virtual exhibition opening and annual gala. The night’s guest of honor is 1968 gold medal-Olympian and activist, Tommie Smith, PhD. $50 to $200. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Rothko Chapel & the Journey of Its Restoration on Vimeo | FREE | Virtual – Hear from a panel of renowned architects and representatives from Whitney Museum of Art in NYC and explores= the transformation of the Rothko Chapel during its recent 18-month restoration and the importance of light within the building. Free but donations from $5 to $20 are encouraged. 6pm.
  • Dende x Mr. Rogers at Collect It For The Culture in Downtown Catch a premiere of a new video presentation from local singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and instrumentalist Dende. The work, In Case You Forgot I’m Black, reflects his experiences during and after the George Floyd protests in Houston. DJ Mr. Rogers spins tunes after the premiere. $25. 6pm to 11pm.
  • Disney’s Aladdin Movie Screening at Levy Park | FREE  Make a wish and bring out the kiddos to Upper Kirby for a family-friendly screening of Disney’s 2019 live-action remake, Aladdin, starring Will Smith as the Genie who helps Aladdin win Princess Jasmine’s affection. 6:30pm.
  • Disney’s The Princess and the Frog Movie Screening at Memorial City | FREE  Bring your lawn chair or blanket out to the Square at Memorial City and watch a screening of Disney’s 2009 animated movie, The Princess and the Frog, about the hardworking Tiana who dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans—until she runs into a frog prince. Advance registration required. 7pm.
  • DaCamera presents Weinberg’s Piano Quintet Virtual Concert | FREE | Virtual – Pay homage to the 25th anniversary of the death of Polish-Russian composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg with DaCamera presents a performance of his moving 1944 Piano Quintet. Advance registration is required. 7pm.
  • Jimmy Joe Long in Concert at Southern Star Brewing Company | No Cover – Crack open a cold one while enjoying a live singer-songwriter set from local guitarist Jimmy Joe Long, when he takes the stage in Conroe. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Lawndale Art Center’s Digital Gulf Coast Reading with Aisha Sabatini Sloan on YouTube | FREE | Virtual – As part of the center’s series that invites readings from University of Houston Creative Writing Program graduate students and contributors, author Aisha Sabatini wil connect the dots between pop culture and race. 7pm.
  • Escape: A Tribute to Journey in Concert at Warehouse Live Don’t stop believing while singing along to some of your favorite songs from legendary rock band, Journey, when Escape pays tribute to the timeless karaoke favorite at Warehouse Live. Texas Eagles, a tribute to The Eagles, opens the show. $10; VIP tables for four are $150. 7:30pm.
  • Filth: A Stand Up Show at Rudyard’s British Pub – Fall out of your chair laughing during an evening of uncensored comedy from local stand-up comedians, where nobody is safe and even the crowd risks getting roasted by the two hosts. $8 in advance; $10 at the door; $40 for a reserved table. 8pm and 10pm.
  • The Spazmatics in Concert at The Pub Galleria | No Cover – Head back to the ’80s when Texas’ favorite cover band, The Spazmatics, take to the stage to perform their own renditions of hit songs at The Pub Galleria. 8pm.
  • Al Staehely in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | In-Person & Virtual – Get your rock and roll fix when 1970s singer-songwriter Al Staehely (of the bands Spirit and The Staehely Brothers) takes to the stage at Mucky Duck in Upper Kirby. $120 for a table of four; $180 for a table of six; $30 for a virtual ticket. Also broadcast on YouTube for free. 9:30pm.

Things to Do on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28, 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.