Get back into the swing of things after the holiday season with some of these local events.


11: View student art

Fort Bend ISD’s Rodeo Art Show will feature artwork from students of all ages. The event, presented by the district’s department of fine arts, is held in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. 2-4 p.m. Free. Sartartia Middle School, 8125 Homeward Way, Sugar Land. 281-634-1000.

11: Meet a local author

Galveston-based author Ann Weisgarber will discuss her latest novel, “The Glovemaker,” at the University Branch Library. “The Glovemaker” came out in February 2019 and is set in 1888 Utah. Weisgarber is also the author of “The Personal History of Rachel DuPree” and “The Promise.” 2-4 p.m. Free. 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-633-5100.

15: See SEVENTEEN perform

The South Korean K-pop boy band Seventeen will perform at the Smart Financial Centre as part of the eight-city North America leg of their “Ode to You” world tour. 8 p.m. $55+. 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-207-6278.

18: Go to a fundraising gala

The Houston International Jaycees will host its 35th Anniversary Inaugural Gala at the Houston Museum of Natural Science-Sugar Land. The gala’s theme is “Infinity & Beyond,” and proceeds will benefit the organization. The event will celebrate the Jaycees’ 2019 achievements and introduce the 2020 board. 6:30-10 p.m. $35 (children), $75 (members), $85 (nonmembers). 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land.

24: Hear from Sugar Land leaders

Sugar Land’s annual State of the City address will include a presentation on the city’s accomplishments in 2019 and a preview of its plans for 2020. 7:30-9 a.m. $45 (members), $50 (nonmembers). Sugar Land Marriott, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-275-2700.

25: The theme for Missouri City’s 24th annual Dad & Daughter Dance is “Frozen Fairy Tale.” The event, held at the Community Center, will include dinner, dancing and making memories as a family. 6-8:30 p.m. $30 (father/daughter pair), $20 (each additional daughter). 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-8637.

25-26: The two-day Sugar Land Home & Outdoor Living Show will feature a number of vendors, speakers and workshops on everything from organization to gardening to decor. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sun.). Free (children 12 and under), $9 (seniors), $10 (adults). Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. 832-274-3944.

31: Attend a rock gala

The Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2020 Fort Bend Chamber Chairman’s Gala at Safari Texas Ranch. The theme for this year’s event is “FBCC Highway to Fort Bend,” and guests are encouraged to dress up like heavy metal rock stars. 6 p.m.-midnight. $100 (individual). 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-566-2161.