Plan Your Weekend: January 19 to 22, 2023

SATURDAY
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.
Kids gather around with a Houston Arboretum worker and a tree

Arbor Day
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 GardenChef 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.

Astros FanFest
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

A traditional dragon dance for Lunar New Year

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

SUNDAY
January 22, 2023

Sunday Brunch
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

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Holly Beretto writes about food and wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 Things to Do in Houston, her work has appeared in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine, Arts + Culture Texas, Bayou City Magazine, Downtown, Galveston Monthly and Houston Woman. She is also a regular contributor to Eater.com's Houston site. She earned her B.A. in mass communication with a minor in professional writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her M.A. in communication studies with an emphasis in journalism from St. Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native Rhode Islander, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press.