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Here are the top 7 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 7 things to do in Houston this weekend

Houston, Katy Perry, January 2017
Katy Perry lands in the Toyota Center. Courtesy of Katy Perry/Facebook
Houston, Indie Chefs Week, January 2018
Indie Chefs Wee provides a venue for local and national up-and-coming chefs.  Courtesy of Indie Chefs Week/Facebook
Houston Symphony presents Disney's <i>Fantasia</i>
The Houston Symphony presents selections from Disney's Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. Photo courtesy of Houston Symphony
Annette Palmer: "Across the Miles" reception
Head to The Jung Center for the opening night reception of Across The Miles, featuring works by Annette Palmer. Photo by Annette Palmer
Bridal Extravaganza Show
Blushing brides-to-be will flock to the Bridal Extravaganza Show. Photo courtesy of Bridal Extravaganza Show
Houston, Katy Perry, January 2017
Houston, Indie Chefs Week, January 2018
Houston Symphony presents Disney's <i>Fantasia</i>
Annette Palmer: "Across the Miles" reception
Bridal Extravaganza Show

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. We’ve mapped out your free time, with seven can’t-miss events — from a bridal extravaganza, to an amazing culinary affair. 

For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.

Art lovers
Thursday, January 4 to Monday, January 29

Head to The Jung Center for the opening night reception of the Across The Miles exhibit, featuring works by Annette Palmer, who explores distance and connection through landscape and seascape paintings. (5 to 7 pm; tickets: admission is free)
5200 Montrose Blvd.; 713-524-8253

Many cooks in the kitchen
Friday, January 5 to Sunday, January 7
Get your tickets now for Indie Chefs Week. The three-day dinner series provides a venue for local and national chefs, including Ryan Lachaine (Houston’s Riel), Erin Smith and Patrick Feges (Feges BBQ), and Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins (San Diego’s El Jardín). Sunday’s grand finale features an 11-course tasting menu prepared by all 23 chefs. Dinner tickets include free wine. (Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 7 pm; tickets: Friday is $150 to $195 per person, Saturday is sold out, Sunday is $175 to $250 per person)
3201 Louisiana St.

The Mouse in the house
Friday, January 5 to Sunday, January 7

The Houston Symphony presents selections from Disney's Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 shown on a big screen with live score at Jones Hall. The roster of orchestral music includes Tchaikovsky’s "The Nutcracker," Stravinsky’s "The Firebird," and "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice." (various times; tickets: $26 to $129 per person)
615 Louisiana St.; 713-227-3974

We are gathered here today
Saturday, January 6 to Sunday, January 7

The Bridal Extravaganza Show at George R. Brown Convention Center boasts more than 350 wedding vendors. Enjoy fashion shows, cake tastings, and wedding planning tips from the experts. (10 am to 5 pm; tickets: $15 to $45 per person)
1001 Avenida de las Americas; 281-340-7777

Best in film
Saturday, January 6

Held at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, the Houston Film Critics Society awards ceremony recognizes excellence in motion pictures for 2017. Leading the list of nominated films are The Shape of Water and Lady Bird. The evening also includes an Oscar-style presentation of movie clips, salute to late actor Harry Dean Stanton, and tribute to Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale who receives the 2017 Humanitarian Award. (7 pm; tickets: $15 per person)
3400 Main St.

Pasta la vista, baby
Sunday, January 7

Get a sneak preview of chef Ben McPherson’s (Prohibition Supperclub and Bar, Krisp Bird and Batter) new concept, BOH, at a special pop-up at Midtown’s Wooster's Garden. Dig into made-from-scratch pastas ($12 to $16) from spaghetti carbonara to lasagna Bolognese to pappardelle with braised duck ragu. (4 to 9 pm; tickets: admission is free)
3315 Milam St.

Pop sensation
Sunday, January 7

Katy Perry heads to Toyota Center in support of her fifth studio album Witness, featuring songs like "Chained to the Rhythm," "Bon Appétit,” and “Swish Swish." (7 pm; tickets: $50.50 to $200.50 per person)
1510 Polk St.; 713-758-7200