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

Feb. 17-March 5: Cirque du Soleil 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 white and gray Big Top has been redesigned to be eco-friendly.
  • Times vary
  • $49-$69
  • Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston
  • 877-924-7783. www.cirquedusoleil.com
Feb. 17-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. 17-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. 17-25: 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.
  • 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.)
  • $24.50-$27.50
  • Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Ste. 116, Houston
  • 281-587-8243. www.playhouse1960.com
Feb. 17-26: See a horse race

Sam Houston Race Park live thoroughbred racing continues. Events include premier racing, a variety of promotions and drink specials from 3-5 p.m. on Fridays.
  • 1 p.m. (select dates)
  • Free (children age 5 and younger), $5 (general admission)
  • Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston
  • 281-807-8700. www.shrp.com
Feb. 17: Watch a movie

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church will host a family movie night featuring the animated Christian film “Lion of Judah.” Hotdogs, popcorn and drinks will be provided.
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church Christus Center, 7810 Cypresswood Drive, Spring
  • 281-370-3401. www.ignatiusloyola.org
Feb. 17-18: Stop by the UIL wrestling state championship

The University Interscholastic League wrestling state tournament will be held in Cy-Fair.Feb. 17-19: Swap your car

The Winter Conroe Swapmeet and Car Corral is coming to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Friday-Sunday. The show will include over 600 vendors selling various automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and car parts. The event is hosted by Hotrods of Texas.Feb. 17: Watch a movie and celebrate Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library will be hosting a movie night, showing a movie about the voting rights march that took place in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Popcorn and drinks will be provided to attendees.Feb. 18: Watch a parade

The 58th annual Go Texan Parade will be coming to Downtown Conroe to kick off the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. This year, J.P. "Hap" Hunnicutt and Joe Van Matre will serve as Grand Marshals for the parade. The parade will start at 1 p.m at the corner of North Frazier Street and FM 2854.Feb 18: Celebrate Black Excellence

Lone Star College-Montgomery will host a seminar "Celebrating Black Excellence: Black is Educated" in the Performing Arts Center, Building D. The event will highlight the contributions of Black figures, and celebrate the impact of Divine 9 fraternities and sororities, and Black businesses and leaders. The college fair will also help students who want to transfer to historically Black colleges.Feb. 18: Listen to a musical

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a performance of "Music of The Silver Screen" at Willis High School.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $20 for adults; $10 for students; kids age 10 and under are free
  • 10005 Hwy. 75, Willis
  • 936-760-2144. www.conroesymphony.org
Feb 18: Take a hike

Texas Master Naturalists will host a guided hike of the Lake Creek Preserve in Montgomery. The hour hike will be on easy terrain on level ground and boardwalks.
  • 10 a.m.
  • Free
  • Lake Creek Preserve Sendera Ranch Drive, Montgomery
  • 713-397-9994. www.lakecreektx.org
Feb. 18: Listen to live music

Lone Pint Brewery in Magnolia will welcome Randy Hulsey to its stage this weekend. Attendees will also be able to enjoy food from the food truck Hissy Chick.Feb. 18: Attend a book signing

Suzy England will be signing copies of her book, “Perfect,” this weekend. Light refreshments will be provided, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.Feb. 18: Make some bracelets

Attendees will get the opportunity to make and take home up to three bracelets during the Ardest Gallery’s bracelet-making party with Fern Home and Fashion.Feb. 19: Celebrate the start of rodeo season

Shane Smith & the Saints, The Steeldrivers, and Zac Wilkerson will take the stage as Karbach Brewing Co. celebrates the start of rodeo season. A VIP ticket provides access to a special entrance, beer tasting and a viewing deck, among other perks.
  • 4-9 p.m.
  • $30 (in advance), $35 (at the door), $125 (VIP)
  • Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach St., Houston
  • 713-680-8886. www.karbachbrewing.com