Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!
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
Feb. 10: Learn about social media marketing
Amanda Trickey, a local digital marketing expert and the owner of Modern Marketing & Media, will teach a free Intro to Social Media for Business class.
- 3-5 p.m.
- Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball.
- 832-559-4200. www.marketingtomball.com
Feb. 10-March 5: See Cirque du Soleil's ‘KOOZA’
“KOOZA” is a kid-friendly show that celebrates the origin of Cirque du Soleil and the celebration of two circus traditions—acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. Guests will see daredevil performances and bold slapstick comedy under the Big Top at Sam Houston Race Park. Previously blue and yellow, the now white and gray Big Top has been redesigned to be eco friendly.
- Times vary.
- Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston.
- 877-924-7783. www.cirquedusoleil.com
Feb. 10-March 14: Enjoy an art show
The Woodlands Art Gallery and Woodlands Art League is hosting an art exhibition open to the public through March 14. The name of the exhibit is “Shadows & Reflections,” and viewers will be allowed to purchase the artwork.
- 5-8 p.m.
- The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios, 208 Nursery Road, The Woodlands.
- 832-668-5340. www.woodlandsartandstudios.com
Feb. 11: Celebrate Black History Month
As part of Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment’s Free Children’s Series, Voices from the Past will present “Git on Board! The Life of Harriet Tubman” in recognition of Black History Month.
- 11 a.m.
- Mangum-Howell Community Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston.
- 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org
Feb. 11: Find a gift at Valentine’s Day horror pop-up
Hosted by the Houston Halloween Horde and the Houston Horror Film Festival, the outdoor event will showcase work from vendors, artists and filmmakers and will have horror film celebrity appearances.
- Noon-7 p.m.
- Free (age 12 and under); $5 (advanced admission, age 13 and older); $10 (at the door).
- Raven Tower, 310 North St., Houston.
Feb. 11: Enjoy an art show
The MoCo Food Hall is hosting an art show with local vendors. Attendees can shop artwork, apparel and decor.
- 2-10 p.m.
- Free (entry).
- MoCo Food Hall, 109 Metcalf St., Conroe.
Feb. 11: Hear spoken-word stories
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
Feb. 11: Run in a 5K
Concordia Lutheran High School, in partnership with the city of Tomball, hosts its fourth annual 5K through downtown Tomball. Runners and walkers can choose a 5K or a 1-mile walk and register up until the day of the event. Medals will be awarded to the top three participants in each age group.
- 8 a.m. (5K), 9 a.m. (1-mile).
- Downtown Tomball.
Feb. 11: Attend a gala
Montgomery County Food Bank is hosting its annual “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope” gala. This year’s event will be space themed, and proceeds benefit the food bank. The event will also recognize community partners and volunteers.
- 6-11 p.m.
- The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.
- 936-271-8822. www.mcfoodbank.org/gala
Feb. 11: Attend a Hollywood glam ball
The Kingwood Women's Club hosts its second annual Krewe de Bon Femme Mardi Gras Ball, the proceeds from which will benefit local charities. The event will feature a “Hollywood Glam” theme and include dinner, dancing, a cash bar, a live auction and hors d'oeuvres.
- 6 p.m.
- Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood.
Feb. 11: Attend a DIY Mini Cakes + Crafts class
A cake decorating class is followed by a Valentine’s Day-themed craft session.
- 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- AR Workshop, 16718 House & Hahl Road, Unit C1, Cypress.
Feb. 11: Help reforest the community
Community members can help plant trees, wild flowers and other native plants in local community parks. All volunteers are welcome in community green spaces.
- 8 a.m.-noon.
- Rob Fleming Park, 6535 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands.
- 281-210-3900. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
Feb. 11-March 5: Support a local theater
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
Feb. 11-26: See a horse race
Sam Houston Race Park live thoroughbred racing continues. Events include premier racing events, a variety of promotions and drink specials from 3-5 p.m. on Fridays.
- 1 p.m. (select dates).
- Free (children ages 5 and younger), $5 (general admission).
- Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston.
- 281-807-8700. www.shrp.com
Feb. 11: Reenact the American Revolution
Step back in time at this reenactment of the American Revolution hosted by nonprofit Revolutionary Education. In addition to a full-scale battle re-enactment at 1 p.m., attendees can explore army camps, meet with 18th century artisans, listen to military music and enjoy 18th-century cooking.
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Jesse H. Jones Park Homestead, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble.
- 346-800-7695. www.reved1776.org
Feb. 12: Treat yourself at Galentine’s Day market
In celebration of Galentine’s Day, entertainment venue and food hub POST Houston will host an event featuring local vendors, music from a DJ, a fashion show and other special performances.
- 2-7 p.m.
- Free (entry), $10 (fashion show seat), $20 (VIP fashion show seat).
- POST Houston, 401 Franklin St., Houston.
- 713-999-2550. www.posthtx.com