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Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend

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Smither Park

Bring the whole family to Smither Park each Saturday to watch the artists in action! This is a great opportunity to see the process each artist takes in creating their permanent masterpieces.

Happy Friday! Check out these exciting events happening around town this weekend. 

Frozen 2 Movie Screening at Levy Park 
Enjoy a family movie night on the lawn at Levy Park on Friday night, taking in the adventures of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in Frozen 2. This event is free and open to the public. Do keep in mind that the park asks that attendees adhere to certain guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. See more on these guidelines here.

Sundance Film Festival at Moonstruck Drive-In
Houston Cinema Arts Society is partnering with Sundance Film Festival to host a Sundance Satellite Film Festival in Houston. Moonstruck Drive-in Cinema at East River is one of only three of the Sundance Film Festival world premiere locations in Texas. The festival takes place from Jan. 28 through Feb. 2 and tickets are $30 per car. Films that will be screened include I was a Simple Man, Passing and Mayday. 

Galveston Virtual Museum Day
For the third year in a row, Galveston Museum Day is offering a chance to learn about Galveston’s history and its place as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States during the late 1800’s. This year’s event has been renamed a virtual museum day, as visitors can view the museums from the safety of their own homes. The event goes on all week long, through Sunday. 

Saturday in Smither Park 
Located next to the Orange Show in the East End neighborhood, Smither Park is a creative urban space completely covered with beautiful mosaics. Artists continue to work on the space, and on Saturdays, the public is invited to see the process each artist takes in creating their masterpieces. Visit with the whole family Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Houston Symphony Presents Beethoven 8 + Haydn 
At Jones Hall, enjoy a socially distanced performance of Beethoven’s lighthearted Symphony No. 8 and Miguel Farias’s El color del tiempo. Also performing is Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith, who will deliver Hadyn’s Cello Concerto No. 2. Saturday evening’s performance will be livestreamed, so you can also watch the concert from your own home. 

Houston Heights Market at Onion Creek 
Support local small businesses while enjoying a live DJ and a variety of brunch options at this weekly market at Onion Creek in the Heights. 

“2020” Exhibit at the Community Arts Collective 
This week marked the opening of “2020,” a solo art exhibition of new original paintings and drawings by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, a native Houstonian who graduated from HSPVA. The exhibit is an allegorical reflection of human’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement of 2020. The Community Arts Collective is open Thursdays through Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m. and by appointment. Masks are required. 

Bellaire Open Air x HTX Market
Evelyn's Park will be hosting Bellaire Open Air and offering visitors the luxury of an outdoor shopping experience. Don't miss this market designed to keep visitors in the Open Air. All vendors and guests are required to wear masks and social distance per the Harris County guidelines.

More Events
Check out our events calendar to see what else is going on this weekend. 

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