Event calendar: Check out things to do around Bellaire-Meyerland-West University in February 2021

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens two new exhibits, including “Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature,” on Feb. 21. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens two new exhibits, including “Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature,” on Feb. 21. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens two new exhibits, including “Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature,” on Feb. 21. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

Check out these events around the Bellaire-Meyerland-West University area or through virtual platforms in February.

Find more or submit local events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition.

06: Tree ID Walk

The Hana and Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center is hosting nature walks for the entire family on the first Saturdays of every month. Jim McKee, master naturalist, tree lover and bird watcher, will lead walks to teach visitors how to identify the trees that live in Russ Pitman Park. 10 a.m. Free. 713-667-6550. www.naturediscoverycenter.org

08: I Read YA love stories panel

Brazos Bookstore is showcasing a live panel hosted by Scholastic Books’ I Read YA featuring five young adult authors on its YouTube channel. Aurora Dominguez of Frolic will moderate a discussion on love stories and the romance genre among authors Stephan Lee, Alice Oseman, Debbie Rigaud, Lucas Rocha and Jessica Verdi. Brazos Bookstore offers links to buy the young adult books on its website. 4 p.m. Free. 713-523-0701. www.brazosbookstore.com

11–21: ‘The Book of Magdalene’

Main Street Theater’s Rice Village location is hosting a virtual production of Caridad Svich’s “The Book of Magdalene,” a contemporary drama about sharp encounters, winding faith, tough love, and tenderness suffused with grace and magic. Tickets are available online Feb. 11-21 and must be purchased by 4 p.m. to receive the access code by 5 p.m. the same day. $20-$54 per ticket. 713-524-3622. www.mainstreettheater.com

13: Tapas on the Trails

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers an outdoor experience featuring small gourmet dishes paired with wines from around the world, all enjoyed on a romantic walk. 5-7 p.m. $95 (members). $105 (nonmembers). Ages 21 and older. 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston. 713-681-8433. www.houstonarboretum.org

13–23: Live from Wortham Center: Bach & Vivaldi

Those looking for a taste of some Baroque music can do so from the comfort of their own home when the Mercury Chamber Orchestra brings a virtual program featuring concertos by Vivaldi and Bach, all performed by concertmaster Jonathan Godfrey, principal cellist Beiliang Zhu, and principal bassoonist Nate Helgeson. The show will premiere at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 and can be streamed through Feb. 21. $20. 713-533-0080. www.mercuryhouston.org

14 and 28: Ultimate Frisbee at ERJCC

Children of all ages can get outdoors for some team fun at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center’s Merfish Teen Center with ultimate frisbee. By registering through the community center’s website, children and teenagers can participate in the fast-paced, noncontact team sport. 2 p.m. (eighth to 12th grades), 3:15 p.m. (fourth to seventh grades). Free. 713-729-3200. www.erjcchouston.org

21: Spring Exhibitions

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens two new exhibits: “Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature,” featuring David Hockney and Vincent van Gogh, and “Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting,” tracing the use of light. Prices vary. 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston. 713-639-7300. www.mfah.org

28: 17th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center will have its opening night for its 17th annual Houston Jewish Film Festival on Feb. 28. The festival, which shines a spotlight on Jewish and Israeli culture, art, and history, will be offered virtually, and will kick off with the movie “Honeymood.” Through March 11, more than nine films will be available for viewing through the community center’s online platform within the set viewing window listed with the film, from 7 a.m. on the first day through 11:59 p.m. on the last day. Full access to the lineup costs $85, while access to three films cost $25. 713-595-8173. www.erjcchouston.org

Through May 31: Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life

The Houston Museum of Natural Science brings an exhibit that offers a look at the inner workings of the human body and the effects of health habits and lifestyle choices with more than 100 preserved human specimens. $30 (nonmember adults), $21 (nonmember children), $15 (members). 713-639-4629. www.hmns.org
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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