Salsa in the Park, Katy Perry in concert, 2018 Houston Boat Show at NRG: 9 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Jan. 5-7

From free salsa lessons in Discovery Green to experiencing Chinese culture in Sugar Land to exploring local artists and vendors in Kingwood, there are plenty of events to check out this weekend throughout the Greater Houston area. Plan your weekend with this roundup of events happening this weekend, Jan. 5-7.


Learn to Salsa at Discovery Green
Houston Salsa Dancers Inc., a  501(3)(c) non-profit, will host a free community “Salsa in the Park” event 6-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston. HSD will offer free Latin dance lessons, salsa and merengue lessons and dance shows. Free and open to the public. 1500 McKinney St., Houston. http://houstonsalsadancers.org/






Explore the 63rd annual Houston Boat, Sport and Travel Show
The 2018 Houston Boat Show kicks off Friday, Jan. 5 (1-8 p.m.) and will run for 10 days through Jan. 14 at NRG Center. The show will feature more than 1,000 powerboats, luxury cruisers, fishing boats and personal watercrafts, campers and travel trailers. Admission is free for children age 5 and younger, $5 for children 5 years and older and $12 for attendees age 13 and older. 1 NRG Park, Houston. www.houstonboatshows.com





Celebrate David Bowie’s birthday at Numbers Nightclub
Numbers Nightclub will host its third David Bowie event in honor of the late rock legend’s birthday Saturday, Jan. 6. The 1986 film "Labyrinth" will be screened starting at 8 p.m., followed by the rock icon's music and videos that will play throughout the club all night. The first 150 people into the venue will receive a David Bowie or Numbers Nightclub souvenir. 17 and older. $3 cover before 10 p.m. 713-521-1121. www.numbersnightclub.com.





See Katy Perry in concert
Katy Perry will perform Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Houston Toyota Center as part of her worldwide tour promoting her new upcoming album, "Witness." 7-11 p.m. Tickets start at $200. 1510 Polk St., Houston. 713-758-7200. www.katyperry.com/tour/






Watch Casey Donahew perform at the Big Texas Dance Hall and Saloon
Texas native and country musician Casey Donahew will perform at 7 p.m. at the Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon Clear Lake on Friday, Jan. 5. 18 and older. Tickets start at $15. 803 E. Nasa Road 1, Ste. 140, Webster.





Experience Chinese culture with a Shen Yun performance
Shen Yun Performing Arts will perform at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. The premier classical Chinese dance and music company takes guests through authentic Chinese culture with classical Chinese dance performances that include historically authentic costumes and animated backdrops. Formal attire required. Tickets vary depending on seat availability and location. 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-207-6278 www.shenyunperformingarts.org





Ice skate at the Woodlands Town Center
The ice rink at the Woodlands Town Center will be open for just a little while longer. Check out the rink daily before it closes Jan. 15. Weekend tickets are $12.50 for adults and $6 for children age 5 and younger. 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-5630. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/icerink






Try out Goat Yoga
Goat Yoga Texas will host a 45-minute yoga class with goats at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 6 at Murdoch's Backyard Pub in Cypress. After the class, guests are invited to hang out with the goats and take photos. Reservations required. Tickets are $29. 12 and older. 18541 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-732-7822. www.GoatYogaTX.com





Explore the Kingwood Arts Market
The Kingwood Arts Market takes place the first Sunday of every month and will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Kingwood Town Center. The market features Texas artists and artisans as well as live music, food trucks, children's activities and craft beer and wine. 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. www.firstsundayartsmarket.com


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