Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!

Feb. 24: Attend an economic conference

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is set to host the 37th annual Economic Outlook Conference, which will feature Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, as the keynote speaker. Attendees will hear from economic experts about current events.
  • 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • $199 (members), $250 (nonmembers).
  • The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.
  • www.woodlandschamber.org
Feb. 24-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.
  • $49-$69.
  • Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston.
  • 877-924-7783.
  • www.cirquedusoleil.com
Feb. 24-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 theme of the exhibit is “Shadows & Reflections,” and viewers will be allowed to purchase the artwork.Feb. 24-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.Feb. 24-25: See an American classic live

Playhouse 1960 presents “The Women” by Clare Boothe Luce, an American classic about the hardships of womanhood in an artificial society.Feb. 24-26: 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. 25: Show team spirit

Children can learn how to show team spirit at a cheer clinic hosted by Maximum Athletics. Ages 5 and older are welcome.
  • 12:30-2 p.m.
  • $30 (per child).
  • Maximum Athletics, The Woodlands, 28519 Sweet Gum Road, The Woodlands.
  • 281-645-5622.
  • www.maximumathletics.net
Feb. 25: Compete in bar games

Stats Sports Bar and Grill will host its Winter Bar Olympics, in which teams of four to five will compete in a variety of popular bar games ranging from darts to life-size beer pong. Awards will be given to first, second and third places.Feb. 25: Executive Nails & Spa West University grand opening

Family-owned nail salon Executive Nails & Spa West University will open at the Braes Heights Shopping Center on Feb. 25 and is celebrating with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a dragon dance, a DJ and discounts the whole weekend. The grand opening will take place Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Guests can watch a dragon dance from 1-2 p.m., according to a nail salon representative. On Feb. 26, the nail salon will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Light bites and refreshments will also be served. Discounts for services that weekend include 20% for one person, 30% for bringing a friend and 40% off for a party of three.Feb. 25: Eat waffles and learn about wills

Weygandt Law will hold a breakfast seminar to discuss the importance of estate planning and common questions surrounding wills. Complimentary waffles will be served.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Free.
  • Weygandt Law Headquarters, 25511 Budde Road, Ste. 1301, The Woodlands.
  • 713-489-5900.
  • www.weygandtlaw.com
Feb. 25: See The Kingdom Choir

Enjoy renditions of gospel classics and popular contemporary music performed live by The Kingdom Choir at this event hosted by the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment.Feb. 25: Compete in a burger battle

Ingenious Brewing Co. will host its first smash burger competition, during which teams will compete to see who can make the best burger. The event will be free to enter as a competitor, while taste testers can pay $10 for a wristband that includes a draft pour.
  • 2-5 p.m.
  • Free (competitors), $10 (taste testers).
  • Ingenious Brewing Co., 1986 S. Houston Ave., Humble.
  • 832-412-2142.
  • www.ingeniousbeer.com
Feb. 25: Listen to live music

Lone Pint Brewery will be hosting musician Mike Gallo on its stage this weekend. Attendees will also be able to dine from the food truck Bright Relish.Feb. 25: Go fishing

Spend the morning fishing at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve by participating in Harris County Precinct 3’s annual Youth Fishing Derby. Open to participants ages 6-16, awards will be given for largest fish, most fish and top angler in each age group. Equipment and bait will be available.
  • 9 a.m.-noon.
  • Free
  • Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston
  • 713-274-4299
  • www.pct3.com
Feb. 25: Touch-a-Truck with The Woodlands Township

Truck fans have the chance to get up close with large trucks, including off-road mudders and first-responder vehicles, at the township’s annual Touch-a-Truck event.Feb. 25: Attend a ballet

Vitacca Ballet will perform “Andiamo,” a program featuring contemporary ballet pieces choreographed by Garrett Smith, Tina Kay Bohnstedt, Madison Hicks, Andrea Dawn Shelley, and Autumn Eckman.
  • 7 p.m.
  • $20.
  • Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble.
  • 713-205-0355.
  • www.vitaccaballet.org
Feb. 26: Watch an artist demonstration

The Ardest Gallery will be hosting artist Rikki Mitman for a demonstration and talk. Mitman makes kiln-fired enamel art.Feb. 26: Attend the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony

The $50 million newly renovated Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston will host its official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. A host of community members involved with the renovation will be present for the event, including the building design team, staff, partners and donors, according to a news release from ERJCC officials. The day will include crafts, cooking in the new culinary studio, rubber duck races and book readings. Following the ceremony, an open house will take place at 3 p.m. with activities for families.Feb. 26: Attend a wedding and bridal expo

Sans Souci Ballroom will host a wedding and bridal expo where guests will be able to tour the venue, meet a variety of vendors and sample catering options.Feb. 26: Enjoy a Beach Boys tribute band

Good Vibrations, a Beach Boys tribute band, is set to take the stage at Tomball’s Main Street Crossing this weekend.
  • 2:30 p.m. (doors open, matinee); 4 p.m. (matinee show starts); 6:30 p.m. (doors open, evening); 8 p.m. (evening show starts).
  • Tickets start at $39.
  • 111 W. Main St., Tomball.
  • 281-290-0431.
  • www.mainstreetcrossing.com