Several Lunar New Year celebrations are taking place in the local area in February, including one at the Houston Children's Museum. Other events include an artist talk hosted by the Rice University School of Architecture and a fundraiser brunch at the Houston Zoo.

Lunar New Year 2024

Asia Society Texas hosts a Year of the Dragon celebration featuring performances, a lion dance, arts and crafts, a dragon quest, and foods inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Other activities include Chinese calligraphy, dragon puppet-making and a photo booth.
  • Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Free (lion dances); $10 (Splendor of Huaxing performances)
  • 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston
Winter Nights at the Museum of Fine Arts

Guests can visit the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston in a private setting every Saturday night in February with galleries open only to ticket holders. Events include cocktails, talks with curators and live music. Entry includes one complimentary drink and access to all exhibitions throughout the museum.
  • Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m.
  • Free (museum members), $40 (nonmembers)
  • Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main St., Houston; Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston; Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, 5500 Main St., Houston
Year of the Dragon at Houston Children's Museum

The museum hosts and event to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Activities include lion dancers, dragon puppet crafting, dragon chalk art and "Ruby's Chinese New Year," a storybook opera performed by the Houston Grand Opera based on the book by Vicki Lee.
  • Feb. 10, 11 a.m.
  • Museum general admission cost: $17 (adults and children ages 1 and older), $15 (seniors), free (children under 1)
  • 1500 Binz St., Houston
Rina Banerjee artist in dialogue

Officials with the Rice University School of Architecture host a discussion with artist-in-residence Rina Banerjee, who will speak on the thematic focus of her work through the lens of global commerce, climate change and the architectural environment.Wags & Whiskers Brunch

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston will raise money by hosting this animal-lovers event, which features a pet fashion show, silent auction and ‘Bow Wow West’ theme at Hotel Zaza in the Museum District. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s Animeals program, providing pet food and preventative vet care for the dogs and cats of homebound seniors and disabled adults.
  • Feb. 17, 11 a.m.
  • Individual tickets start at $250
  • 5701 Main St., Houston
Keren Peles Trio

Israeli singer and composer Keren Peles will perform live at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.Flock's Beastly Brunch

The Houston Zoo event raises funds for the zoo's efforts to save wildlife in Texas. The cowboy-themed event features a bunch with cocktails, additional bites from Tiff's Treats and Whataburger, a chance to interact with zookeepers and ambassador animals, a silent auction and a jewelry pull.Health, Wealth & Tech Summit 2024

This community event from The Thinking Roadmap is hosted at the Ion, a collaborative space for entrepreneurs in the technology industry. It features three speakers who will discuss the role of artificial intelligence, health and wealth in a “post-pandemic” culture. VIP tickets include dishes crafted by Chef Eddie Williams and wine pairings.