Houstonians can stay busy this weekend with these local events that include a Lana Del Rey concert, Mardi Gras food festival, community bike rides and a rock climbing event.
Take a Bruno Mars Night Light Vibe bike ride
Cyclist enthusiasts can ride in style to the hits of recent six-time Grammy winner Bruno Mars throughout the streets of Houston thanks to LetsDoThisHouston’s 3rd Ward Tours Bruno Mars Night Light Vibe event 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 9. The music-themed event takes riders through Houston streets on bicycles equipped with LED multi-colored lights that coordinate with a playlist. Check in to receive a bike rental begins at 7 p.m. and the ride begins at 7:30 p.m. 18 years and older. Tickets can be purchased here and are $22. 2301 Elgin, Houston.
Have a beer and indoor rock climb
The Grown Up Sports League and Momentum Indoor Climbing Gym invite the GUS members and the public to enjoy discounted rates for rock climbing activities and free beer from 8th Wonder Brewery 6:30-9 p.m., Feb. 9. Attendees can climb all they want for a discounted rate of $16 and free shoe rental. Registration and completion of a waiver is required. 1401 Silver St., Houston. 832-433-7211.
Attend an anti-Valentines art show
Houston singles can share in their anti-Valentine’s Day sentiments at the Insomnia Art Gallery’s It’s Not Me, It’s You Anti Valentines Art Show from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Attendees can browse the works for 30 local artists and photographers and enjoy free drinks from Eureka Heights Brewery, live music and a food truck. 708 Telephone Road, Houston. 281-440-1405.
Check out Rodeo in the Park
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Houston General Go Texan Committee will host Rodeo in the Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic main campus. The free rodeo festival is family friendly and will feature moonwalks and bounce houses, food and more. 2727 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston. 832-244-7859.
Watch Lana Del Rey live
Lana Del Rey will perform with special guest Kali Uchis at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Houston Toyota Center in downtown. The Hollywood pop/sad core singer and songwriter will perform hits from new album, “Lust for Life” that debuted in July. Tickets range from about $30 to $135. 1510 Polk St., Houston. 713-758-7200.
Explore the Hawker Night Market Mardi Gras Food Festival
The Conservatory food hall will host a Mardi Gras Food Festival at the Hawker Night Market and invites guests to enjoy Mardi Gras exclusive foods that include daiquiris, beignets fries, boudin balls, crawfish croquettes, gumbo and more. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Admission is free and open to the public. 1010 Prairie St., Houston. 832-919-8382.
Celebrate Mardi Gras in Galveston
Celebrate Mardi Gras in Galveston with parades, concerts, balcony parties, drinks, food and more starting at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10 at the Strand in Galveston. General admission starts at $19. Tickets can be bought online. 2100 Strand Downtown Galveston, Galveston. www.mardigrasgalveston.com