Feb. 10: Check out annual spring fling
Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts hosts an outdoor concert with regional bands paired with an after-hours viewing of the current art exhibit. Bands include The Bright Light Social Hour, an Austin-based psychedelic rock group, and People Museum, a New Orleans-based brass electronica band. Drinks, food and discounted parking will be available.
- 7-9 p.m.
- Moody Center for the Arts, 6100 Main St., Houston.
- 713-348-2787. www.moody.rice.edu
The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center will host an evening of musical and spoken word stories at its Kaplan Theatre. The performance will be led by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble and Regie Gibson and will “whisk audiences to distant times” with traditional tunes, techniques and tales.
- 7:30 p.m.
- $20 (member), $25 (public).
- Kaplan Theatre, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston.
- 713-729-3200. www.erjcchouston.org
The 2023 season begins at Main Street Theater with “Permanent Collection” by Thomas Gibbons. The play follows the journey of a Black businessman who becomes the new director of a world-famous art collection and the battle that ensues for control of the artistic direction of the collection.
- 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Main Street Theater, 2540 Times Blvd., Houston.
- 713-524-6706. www.mainstreettheater.com
Discovery Green in Downtown Houston hosts a Valentine’s-themed event at its art installation, Solstice. Guests can enjoy an evening filled with Valentine’s-themed music, photos opportunities and a fire show by Will Brandon from America’s Got Talent.
- 6-9 p.m.
- Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston.
- 713-400-7336. www.discoverygreen.com
The Children’s Museum is dedicating a day for families with children with learning disabilities in a comforting and accepting environment during a private event. The event gives families the opportunity to enjoy the museum at their own pace and also participate in special activities throughout the day.
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- The Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St., Houston
- 713-522-1138. www.cmhouston.org
The bike race benefits Re-Plant Houston and the city’s reforestation efforts and is hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. It entails three races: a 60-mile ride, 40-mile ride and 20-mile ride. Riders will be able to enjoy food, beverages and music after the race.
- 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- $25 (age 12 and under), $40 (age 13 and up until Feb. 25), $50 (age 13 and up on ride day).
- Hermann Square Park, 901 Bagby St., Houston.
- 832-393-0868. www.tourdehouston.itsyourrace.com