Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
Happy Friday! This weekend brings lots of fun around town, including Lunar New Year celebrations. The weather forecast is calling for rain on Saturday; as always, please check individual event sites for any weather-related updates. Stay dry and have a great weekend! Highlights include:
Arbor Day Celebration
Celebrate Arbor Day at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center on Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Test your skills at lumberjack games, go on a tree hike, watch tree climbing demonstrations by sponsor Bartlett Tree Experts, enjoy fun booths and activities, and bring a tree home from our tree sale. This event is free and will be held rain or shine. Crafts will be available while supplies last.
Lunar New Year Bash at Children's Museum Houston
Ring in the Lunar New Year with a day of performances and activities at Children’s Museum Houston, Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Look forward to Lion Dancers, crafts such as lei-making and origami, traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian dances, and traditional Chinese dance by Dance of Asian America.
2023 Lunar New Year Festival at Chinese Community Center
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Chinese Community Center’s annual Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.! Located in Houston Chinatown, this free festival showcases the all-time favorite Dragon and Lion dances as well as local artists, businesses, food vendors, games, and cultural performances.
Lion Dances at Hermann Park's Ginger Kale
Come see the traditional Lion Dance at Ginger Kale at Hermann Park and celebrate this Lunar New Year, Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free.
Lunar New Year 2023 at Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas celebrates the Lunar New Year with a free, all-ages festival on Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.! Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with performances, art and craft activities, and food inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. The free event includes a variety of fun activities including lion dancing, interactive story times, and ticketed music and dance performances by Huaxing Arts Group. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested. Spring Festival: Splendor of Huaxing performances at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. are ticketed: $10.
Pop-Up Art Show & Fundraiser Supporting Artists Affected by Winter Street Studios Fire
Sawyer Yards, in partnership with Fresh Arts, and Houston Arts Alliance, will host a Pop-Up Art Show & Fundraiser on Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Silver Street Studios Warehouse. On Dec. 20, a devastating fire took place at Winter Street Studios, destroying several studios, and damaging countless artworks, equipment, and personal belongings. This case remains under current criminal investigation. Proceeds from the art sales on Saturday, Jan. 21 will go to the Houston Arts Alliance Emergency Relief Fund, which will provide stipends to the artists affected by the Winter Street Studio fire.
2023 Houston Astros FanFest
Celebrate our 2022 World Series Champions and get ready for the 2023 season! The Houston Astros FanFest takes place at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and will include autograph sessions, photo opportunities, the World Series trophy, games and more! Astros FanFest Vouchers are $1 and all proceeds benefit the Astros Foundation.
Asian Night Market at Railway Heights
Asian Night Market is coming back to Railway Heights this Lunar New Year, Saturday, 12-10 p.m. and Sunday, 12-9 p.m.! Join for some great Asian street food, desserts, drinks, local retail pop up shops, live music, lion dance performance, and more!
Lunar New Year at Solstice
Discovery Green is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration in connection with winter art installation, Solstice, by Studio Iregular. The free event, sponsored by PNC Bank, will feature performances by Dance of Asian America and more. Food vendors and additional activities for the whole family will be available. Performances kick off on Sunday starting at 4:45 p.m.
Children’s Texas Art Festival at Bayou Bend
Visit Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for an afternoon of free, family-friendly fun. The Children’s Texas Art Festival celebrates art - created by and for children - that helps forge a connection to Texas and American heritage. Highlights include artisan demonstrations; live music; interactive play and learning at “Texas History Encounters” hosted by Archaeology Now, creating fiber art; and more. The event takes place on Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Houston Cougars vs. Temple
Cheer on the Coogs as they take on Temple at Fertitta Center on Sunday, 2 p.m.! Tickets start at $20.
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