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.
- Current Temporary Museum Exhibits & Art Installations on View Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.
- Houston Rockets Tickets on Sales | Sponsored – Save on Rockets games with cheaper, better, or hard-to-find seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
- Asia Society Texas Center presents Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series on YouTube & Facebook | FREE | Virtual – Learn what you can do to help in the fight against climate change as Dr. Pratima Rangarajan and Lori Bird discuss sustainable initiatives that can be taken to address climate change. Noon.
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents Craft Chats: Forms of Inheritance Tour with Anna Mayer & Kathryn Hall | FREE | Virtual – Take a virtual tour of HCCC’s newest exhibition when curator Kathryn Hall and ceramicist Anna Mayer talk about its central themes, including mourning rituals and the impact that humans have on the environment. 1pm to 1:30pm.
- 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 and dig into the traditional regional dish of Tlayuda 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 vino for a night out, with live tunes from DJ Johnny Mac. $20. 4pm to midnight.
- Jazz Night at Finn Hall | FREE – Head Downtown to enjoy an evening of jazz music from Tiana Hall and the Houston Jazz Band over dinner or drinks. 6pm to 9pm.
- Saint Arnold’s Virtual Beer & Cheese Pairing on Instagram | Virtual – Saint Arnold’s founder Brock Wagner and cheesemonger Houston Dairymaids’ Nicole Buergers will lead a virtual tasting with a kit you pick up at the brewery beforehand. $53. 6pm.
- Mighty Orq in Concert at One Fifth Southern Comfort | No Cover – Houston guitar hero Mighty Orq performs live on the patio at Chef Chris Shepherd’s current iteration of One Fifth in Montrose. Reservations are recommended. Food and drink prices vary. 6pm to 9pm.
- Central Market’s Black History Month Virtual Cooking Class with Chef Tiffany Derry | Virtual – Learn hot to cook a special crispy chicken with roasted garlic-lemon sauce from Beaumont native Chef Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak. $10 for virtual class-only; $70 class plus an ingredient kit, available for pick up. 6:30pm to 8pm.
- HTX Eats Pop Up Series at Bovine & Barley – Enjoy a chef-led pop-up dinner from Hot and Buttered at Bovine & Barley in Downtown. 7pm to 10pm.
- Jurassic Park Movie Screening at The Drive-In Off Navigation – Head back to the time of dinosaurs and face T-Rex from your own car during a drive-in screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, at The Drive-In Off Navigation. $22 for a vehicle with 2 people; $27 for 3 people or more. 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. 8pm.
- Star Wars & Steak Night at Social Beer Garden HTX | No Cover – Use the force while sipping on delicious local brew when Social Beer Garden hosts a Star Wars and Steak Night featuring episode screenings of The Mandalorian paired with Star Wars-themed cocktails, and a steak dinner available for purchase. 8pm.
- Kevin Russell & the Shiny Soul Sisters Trio in Concert at Dosey Doe – Tap your toes to the country sounds of singer-songwriter Kevin Russell—of twangy soul band, Shinyribs—and The Shiny Soul Sisters when they hit the stage at Dosey Doe in The Woodlands. $68 to $108. 8:30pm
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.
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