January 21, 2023
- Goat Yoga Houston at Bad Astronaut Brewing – The Northside brewery opens up for a morning session of pygmy goat yoga. $45 and up. 10am to 11am.
- Arbor Day Celebration at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | FREE – Study up with the family on the importance of trees at the Arbor Day celebration at the Arboretum, where you can also try your hand at lumberjack games, set out on a tree hike, watch tree-climbing demonstrations, and enjoy other family-friendly booths and activities. Plus, you can even bring a tree home from the on-site sale. 10am to 2pm.
- 2023 Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rabbit at Chinese Community Center | FREE – Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the Lunar New Year Festival in Bellaire with a full-day of family-friendly fun with lion and dragon dances, cultural performances, local vendors and food merchants, merch and more. 10am to 4pm.
- Lunar New Year Bash at Children’s Museum Houston – The annual celebration returns to CMH in Museum District, celebrating Houston’s diverse Asian heritage with a day of arts and crafts, lion dances, and more. $15. 10am to 6pm.
- Annual 10″ x 10″ Art Show at Hardy & Nance Studios | No Cover – The Houston arts studio hosts its annual show featuring artowkr in 10″ x 10″ formats. All artwork will be available for sale for $250 and less. 10am to 10pm.
- Texas Lunar Festival in Bellaire | No Cover – Kick off the Year of the Rabbit with dance performances, a fashion show, martial arts, vendors, food trucks and more in front of the Southern News Group Building on Bellaire Boulevard. 10:30am to 4:30pm.
at Houston Arboretum
Saturday, January 21
Try your hand at lumberjack games, set out on a tree hike, watch tree-climbing demonstrations, and enjoy other family-friendly booths and activities on Arbor Day.
FREE | 10am to 2pm
- Winter Street Studios Fire Relief Fund & Art Fundraiser at Silver Street Studios – Live music, food and coffee trucks, and beer by Holler Brewing are scheduled for this fundraiser to help the artists affected by the Winter Street Studios fire in December. Artwork will be available for sale, and donations are accepted. 11am to 3pm.
- Houston Astros FanFest at Minute Maid Park | FREE – Gather with fellow fanatics celebrating the Astros’ second World Series win at the annual FanFest held at Minute Maid. You’ll have the chance to meet favorite players, alumni and broadcasters, plus take advantage of photo ops with the World Series trophy, play games and more. Though free to attend, you must claim a voucher in advance to enter. 11am to 4pm.
- 7th Annual Hops ‘n’ Hot Sauce Festival at Humble Civic Center – Hot sauce enthusiasts should check out the 7th Annual Hops ‘n’ Hot Sauce Festival, featuring Spindletap Brewery and fun events like the Hot Pepper Eating Contest and Spicy Food Eating Challenge. Join in for unlimited samples of hot sauces, salsas, seasonings, jellies, jams, pickled products, and more; enjoy eats from popular food trucks; and sip Spindletap brews. The event is family-friendly and covered. $10; free for ages 12 and under. 11am to 5pm.
- 14th Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest at the Galveston Island Strand – The 14th Annual Chili Quest & Beer Fest returns to Galveston’s Historic Downtown Strand District for a day full of, you guessed it, chili and beer. Eat your weight in chili samples from the best cookoff teams around, then sip and stroll through 70+ brews and spirits from 1pm to 4pm. Chili tasting is $13; Beer tasting tickets are $35 and include 24 2-ounce samples and 4 spirit samples. Noon to 4pm.
- Brims & Heels: A Black Kentucky Derby Experience at Avant Garden – Chef Sonya of Mo’s Kitchen prepares a Derby-inspired feast along with music, bottomless mimosas and more. $10 and up. Noon to 4pm.
- Australia Day Party at Platypus Brewing | No Cover – The Washington Avenue brewery commemorates Aussie Day with a bash highlighted by special beer and cocktail releases, Aussie dishes, live music, contests and a climbing wall for kiddos. Noon to midnight.
at Minute Maid Park
Saturday, January 21
Meet favorite players, alumni and broadcasters, take advantage of photo ops with the World Series trophy, play games and more.
FREE with Voucher | 11am to 4pm
- Make a Winter Wand at William Price Distilling | FREE – Stop by the Garden Oaks distillery for a Saturday kids craft activity, where kiddos can make winter wands while you sip on locally distilled spirits. 2pm to 5pm.
- Unspeakable Live at Toyota Center – Have some fun with Nathan, James, and Gabe from the popular YouTube channel, Unspeakable, as they bring their high energy antics live to the stage, along with special guest Prestonplayz, and chances to win cool prizes. $39.99 and up. 5pm.
- Southern Slang in Concert at Goode Company Armadillo Palace – The Southern rock and blues act performs live at the Upper Kirby mainstay. $15. 7pm.
- 1999: the Legacy of Prince and Dragonfly in Concert at Warehouse Live – This live concert features the music of Prince and Lenny Kravitz, performed by tribute acts. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
- Pink Martini in Concert at the Grand 1894 Opera House – A dozen musicians perform songs across 25 languages in this live concert at the historic Galveston opera house. $35 and up. 8pm.
- DaCamera presents Miguel Zenón Quartet at Hobby Center – The 11-time Grammy Award nominee and MacArthur Fellow, considered one of the most influential saxophonists of his generation, Miguel Zenón performs live. $37.50 and up. 8pm.
Lunar New Year Festival
at Chinese Community Center
Saturday, January 21
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the Lunar New Year Festival in Bellaire with a full-day of family-friendly fun with lion and dragon dances, cultural performances, local vendors and food merchants, merch and more.
FREE | 10am to 4pm
- Comedian Kerryn Feehan at the Secret Group – Out of New York, Kerryn Feehan has been featured on Comedy Central, TruTV, Sirius XM and many other comic festivals and podcasts. You can catch her on the EaDo stage for one-night only this month. $20 and up. 8pm.
- Take On Me: An ’80s New Wave Party at White Oak Music Hall – Get dancing to some of the hits of the eighties when the New Wave Party heads to White Oak’s upstairs venue. $19 and up. 8pm.
- The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night at House of Blues – Swifties assemble at House of Blues for a night of Taylor Swift hits like “Shake It Off,” “Anti-Hero,” and much more. $18 and up. 8pm.
- C. J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band at Continental Club – This Zydeco boogie party will have you dancing all night long, with Zydeco Dots in support at the Mid-Main music venue. $15 and up. 9pm.
- DJ Mike Snow at Etro Nightclub | No Cover – It’s an evening of classic ‘80s club music at this Downtown spot. 9pm.
- Lunar Dance Festival 5 at Rise Rooftop – Shuffle to the beat when popular EDM producer 4B and DJ Loopy hit the decks at the Midtown venue, celebrating the Lunar New Year. $20 and up. 9pm to 2am.
January 22, 2023
- Sunday Brunch at Lawndale Art Center – Enjoy brunch favorites from Mo’ Better Brews, plus signature cocktails. Take in the art and know your meal is helping to support one of Houston’s prominent arts organizations. You can also bid on items from the 2022 Art Lending Library. $100. 11am to 1pm.
- Lion Dances at Kim Son Bellaire | No Cover – The Bellaire location of Houston’s legendary Vietnamese restaurant celebrates with big shows featuring lion dances at two afternoon seatings. Reservations recommended. 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
- Children’s Texas Art Festival at Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens | FREE – The Children’s Texas Art Festival celebrates art—created by and for children—that helps forge a connection to Texas and American heritage at Bayou Bend. Activities include art demonstrations, live music, art workshops, and more. 1pm to 5pm.
- College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Temple Owls at Fertitta Center – The nation’s top-ranked Houston Cougars take on the Temple Owls in conference play on the UH campus. $20 and up, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online marketplace. 2pm.
- Golden Retriever Social at Little Woodrow’s Midtown | No Cover – Bring your retriever to enjoy toys, a puppy pool, and meet new friends while you grab yourself an adult beverage. Win-win. 2pm.
- Stone Immaculate in Concert at Rise Rooftop | FREE with RSVP – Light your fire when this tribute band pays homage to the Doors. 2pm.
at Lawndale Art Center
Sunday, January 22
Enjoy vegan brunch favorites from Mo’ Better Brews, signature cocktails, and bid on items from the art lending library at this brunch fundraiser for one of Houston’s pillars of the arts community.
$100 | 11am to 1pm
- Ray Bonneville in Concert at the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – The Juno Award–winning blues singer-songwriter performs live at Galveston’s storied folk music venue. $20. 3pm.
- Uniquely U Fashion Show at Emancipation Park Community Center – There’s a praise dance and worship session planned for this fashion event, along with a special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. $15; free for ages 15 and under. 4pm to 6pm.
- Lunar New Year at Solstice at Discovery Green | FREE – The Downtown parkspace hosts an evening of dance, as well as food vendors and fun for the whole family to celebrate Lunar New Year. 5pm to 8pm.
- Lunar New Year Lion Dance at Money Cat | No Cover – The newly opened restaurant across from Levy Park marks the Lunar New Year with a traditional lion dance by Celestial Dragon. Sample Japanese flavors and enjoy the show. 6:30pm.
- 8th Wonder Comedy Hour at the Secret Group – The best comedians in the city perform live in this popular weekly series, presented by 8th Wonder Brewery, Distillery & Dispensary. $10. 6:30pm.
- The Riot Comedy Club presents Ariel Elias at Rudyard’s Pub – This up and coming comic recently debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and on the set of The Marvelous Ms. Maisel, now taking her comedic mesh of unique, personal stories mixed with witty and wry observations to the Rudyard’s stage. $15 and up. 7pm.
- NobleMotion Dance presents Coin Toss at MATCH – This concert that combines athleticism, artistry and fun features works by Lenorris Arnold, Reagan Crandall, Jaiquan Laurencin and NobleMotion Dance’s artistic directors Andy and Dionne Noble. $20. 7pm.
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