Axe throwing, Lunar New Year and more: 5 things to in Pearland, Friendswood in February

Vallensons' Brewing Co.'s annual Lunar New Year celebration will be held Feb. 21. (Courtesy Vallensons' Brewing Co.)
Vallensons' Brewing Co.'s annual Lunar New Year celebration will be held Feb. 21. (Courtesy Vallensons' Brewing Co.)

Vallensons' Brewing Co.'s annual Lunar New Year celebration will be held Feb. 21. (Courtesy Vallensons' Brewing Co.)

This month, Pearland and Friendswood residents can check out local art or a ballet performance, celebrate Lunar New Year and more. Read on for five things to do in the area.

Through Feb. 28: Winter art exhibition

The Pearland Arts League has partnered with the Pearland Chamber of Commerce to present eight local artists’ work available for purchase at the chamber’s office. The paintings range from landscapes to still life to abstract. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Free (entry). 6117 Broadway St., Pearland. 832-687-1929. https://pearlandartleague.com/

Feb. 12: Axe-throwing fundraiser

Brooks Foundation Inc. is hosting an axe-throwing event as a fundraiser for the Pearland Police Officers Association. The ticket price includes admission, a target, food and drinks. 12-3 p.m. $50. Hurling Hatchets Axe Throwing, 1331 E. Broadway St., Pearland. https://functionz.net/bfi-axe-throwing-event



Feb. 20: Dad-daughter date

The city of Friendswood’s annual event catered to fathers and daughters has taken the form of a drive-in movie event with a showing of “The Greatest Showman.” Games, food from Chick-fil-A and a photo booth will also be available. 5:30 p.m. (parking lot opens), 6:30 p.m. (movie starts). $15 (residents), $20 (nonresidents). Friendswood Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. https://www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/

Feb. 20-21: ‘Cinderella’ ballet

The Friendswood Contemporary Ballet troupe is retelling “Cinderella,” the classic fairy tale of an ordinary girl’s transformation from servant to princess, with a mix of local professional dancers and aspiring dancers. Seating will be preassigned to ensure social distancing. 6 p.m. (Feb. 20), 3 p.m. (Feb. 21). $21.85 (adults), $16.85 (children age 12 and under). Friendswood Junior High School, 1000 Manison Parkway, Friendswood. http://friendswoodcontemporaryballet.com/

Feb. 21: Lunar New Year celebration

Vallensons’ Brewing Co. will celebrate the start of the Year of the Ox with a customary lion dance performance, and prizes in traditional red envelopes will be given away. 1:30 p.m. Free. Vallenson’s Brewing Co., 4081 Rice Drier Road, Pearland. https://www.facebook.com/events/1769946123163399

By Kasey Salisbury
After growing up in the Sugar Land, Texas, area, Kasey Salisbury graduated with a degree in journalism in 2018 from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was the copy chief at the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan. She joined the Community Impact Newspaper team as a copy editor in October 2018.


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