Plan Your 5-Day MLK Weekend: January 13 to 17, 2022

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022

  • Galveston Restaurant Week | Begins Today − Head down island to  indulge in culinary treats and with specially priced breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus at 40+ dining destinations, through Sunday, February 13. Times vary
  • 44th Annual Original MLK Day Parade in Downtown | FREE – Black Heritage Society’s 44th edition of the original Downtown parade will be led by City of Houston dignitaries, marching bands, floats, peaceful marches and more. 10am.
  • 28th Annual MLK Grande Parade in Midtown | FREE – From the corner of San Jacinto and Elgin Streets, Midtown welcomes the 28th edition MLK Grande Parade, as live floats, marching bands, dignitaries, and more take to the street in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 10am.
  • Houston MLK Festival at City Hall | FREE – In front of Downtown’s City Hall, the MLK Festival will kick off immediately after the 44th Annual parade and feature live music, kid-friendly fun, craft vendors, performances, and special guests. 11am to 5pm.
  • Ditch Your Resolution Day at Little Woodrow’s EaDo | No Cover – Little Woodrow’s EaDo outpost tempts visitors with pepperoni pizza an Karbach and pretzel and domestic beer pairings from open to closes. 3pm to 2am.
  • Betty White Birthday Bash at Angel Share | No Cover – Raise a cocktail featuring the charming face of the iconic and recently departed Betty White at a special Monday event honoring her 100th birthday in Downtown. Happy hour all day. 4pm to midnight.
  • Andrew Yang at Houston Improv – Former presidential and New York City mayoral candidate comes to the Improv stage in West Houston for a discussion of his new book, Forward. Starts at $70 for a table for two. 7pm.
  • SPA presents Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astronomy Bizarre at Jones Hall – The world renown astronomer and television personality heads to Downtown to talk all things cosmos, from black holes and dark matter to wormholes and multiverses. $44 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Across the Universe Movie Screening at Axelrad | No Cover – If you’re still riding the high of Beatlemania from the recent documentary, then catch a screening of the 2007 musical romance film, Across the Universe, and sing along to your favorite Beatles songs while you sip on offerings from Axelrad. 7:30pm.

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