Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment hosts a musical performance this weekend and local jazz venue Martini Blu hosts a New Year’s Eve party. Here are a few things to know this weekend and early next week as 2018 begins.
New Year’s Eve show planned, Dec. 31
Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment hosts John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party at Klein Cain High School Auditorium. During the show, John Mueller and his band perform covers of hit songs from the 1950s. 8 p.m. $45-$75. Klein Cain High School, 10201 Spring Cypress Road, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org
New Year’s Eve jazz party, Dec. 31
Martini Blu hosts a a New Years party with a performance by Paul Rogers and The Natural Change Band. 7 p.m. $50-$75. Martini Blu, 5060 FM 1960 W., Houston. 832-965-5580. www.martiniblu1.com
New bills take effect, Jan. 1
Twenty-six bills drafted and passed during the 85th regular legislative session take effect. One such bill is Senate Bill 5, which provides voters with more options for forms of identification when voting. View a full list of the bills at the sessions section of the Legislative Reference Library’s website, www.lrl.state.tx.us/sessions.
Harris County offices closed, Jan. 1
Harris County offices are closed for New Year’s on Jan. 1 and will reopen Jan. 2. www.harriscountytx.gov
Local author presentation, Jan. 2
Friends and Neighbors of FM 1960 hosts local author James Mikel Wilson, who will discuss his book, “The Big Sleepover at the White House.” The book tells of the nearly three weeks Winston Churchill stayed at the White House while visiting President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 9:30 a.m. Free. Northwoods Presbyterian Church, 3320 FM 1960 W. www.facebook.com/FAN1960Club/