2018 Lunar New Year Festival, Bayou City bike ride, Heights arts market: 8 things to do in Houston this weekend, Feb. 16-18

From outdoor arts markets and wine tasting events to Valentine's Day-themed stand-up comedy shows and Lunar New Year Festivals, there are plenty of events to stay busy this weekend in Houston.



Sample some Wine on the Green
Wine lovers can sample up to 60 wines at the Wine on the Green wine tasting event featuring local and international wines 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Buffalo Bayou Park. Live music, food from local chefs and wine experts will also be featured at the event. Tickets are $44 and include entrance to the festival, complimentary samples and a free souvenir glass. 105 Sabine St. Houston. www.wineonthegreen.com






Fill up on crawfish at Alabama Ice House
West Alabama Ice House is offering guests all-you-can eat crawfish for $30 starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 with its Go Suck Yourself: An All You Can Eat Crawfish Boil event. The all you can eat offer is only available while supplies last. 1919 W. Alabama St., Houston. 713-528-6874





Enjoy Chinese street food at a pop-up market
Downtown Houston food hall The Conservatory's Hawker Night Markets will feature a pop up Chinese New Year celebration with Chinese street food 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Featured foods include assorted egg rolls, dumplings, dishes like BBQ Pork Bao and more. After filling up on food, guests can check out the dragon and line dance that will take place at 10 p.m. at the food hall. 832-919-838. 1010 Prairie St., Houston.





Watch some local stand-up comedy
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Station Theater will host an improve and stand-up comedy show, Faking It: A Show of Love 10-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. BYOB. 18 and older, 17 with accompanied adult. Tickets are $10. 1230 Houston Avenue, Houston. 832-786-0413.






Explore the 2018 Lunar New Year Festival
The Chinese Community Center of Houston will host the 2018 Lunar Year New Year Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. The free festival showcases the Year of the Dog and celebrates Asia’s Lunar New Year traditions with more than 20 cultural performances, dragon and line dances, vendor booths and games, giveaways and Asian street food, cultural exhibits, a raffle and more. 9800 Town Park Drive, Houston. 713-271-6100. http://ccchouston.org/lunarnewyear/





Drink coffee with some cats
El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Café is celebrating the grand opening of its cafe and food truck noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. The cat cottage adoption center has been open since April and allows guests to enjoy the company of local cats up for adoption through the Houston Humane Society. Guests can enjoy espresso drinks at the new cafe and mingle with furry friends during the event. Cake, prizes, craft activities and a DJ will also be featured at the event. $7-$10. 508 Pecore St., Ste. A, Houston. 832-968-3006






Take a bike tour through Houston
Bike enthusiasts can take a free bike ride through Houston with Bayou City Outdoors’ We Love Houston bike ride 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Riders will start at Memorial Park and head to the “We Love Houston” sculpture and the travel along Houston bayous. N Picnic Lane, Houston.

Free. 713-524-3567





Check out the Heights art market
Explore fine art pieces in the Heights area at the First Saturday Arts Market starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. The free outdoor market showcases art that include paintings, sculptures, photography pieces, jewelry and more and also features live music and food trucks. 540 W. 19th Street, Houston. 713- 802-1213. http://firstsaturdayartsmarket.com/

 




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