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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

Veruca Salt cake at fluff bake bar
Fluff Bake Bar in Midtown reopens Saturday. Pictured: the Veruca Salt cake. Courtesy photo
Houston, Jim McIngvale, November 2017
The Association of Fundraising Professionals presents a conversation with Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale at the Junior League of Houston. Photo courtesy of Gallery Furniture
"Between Love & Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s" opening reception
Head to Lawndale Art Center for the opening reception of Mexican comic book Between Love & Madness. Photo by Christopher Sperandio
Veruca Salt cake at fluff bake bar
Houston, Jim McIngvale, November 2017
"Between Love & Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s" opening reception

With the weather promising to be more nice than ice, this weekend offers plenty to do — from an art reception, an outdoor market, and a bake sale, to a documentary about a fashion icon. We've rounded up a guide to the seven best things to do in Houston. For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.

Mexican comic books
Thursday, January 18

Head to Lawndale Art Center for the opening reception of Mexican comic book Between Love & Madness, a micro-cuentos (or mini-tale), with approximately 380 works, including original interior art, original painted cover art, and ephemera. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until March 25. (6 pm; tickets: admission is free)
4912 Main St.; 713-528-5858

Mattress Mack
Friday, January 19

Take part in a conversation with Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale at the Junior League of Houston. McIngvale will share stories and lessons from the days following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, including how he navigated the logistics of moving supplies and people during the crisis, what nonprofits can learn about volunteer management, and details about his role as both fundraiser and philanthropist. (Registration and networking starts at 11 am, lunch starts 11:30 am, keynote speaker is from 12-1pm; tickets: $40 per person.)
1811 Briar Oaks Ln.; 713-266-2800

Outdoor market
Saturday, January 20

Here you can snap up items from a collection of vendors, including an organic farm, at Market in the Park at Evelyn's Park. The market is held on the third Saturday of every month. (9 am; tickets: admission is free)
4400 Bellaire Blvd.; 281-909-3737

Seriously sweet
Saturday, January 20

Fluff Bake Bar in Midtown reopens, with a bake sale featuring special guest, Jason Schimmels of 44 Farms. Pastries priced per item. (10 am-12 pm)
314 Gray St.; 713-522-1900

A day at the Park
Saturday, January 20

Celebrate the grand opening of Midtown Park at an all-day event featuring food trucks, live music, face painting, and a preview of 2018 fitness classes. You can also expect park tours, photo booths, and spins by DJ Sun. (10 am; tickets: admission is free)
2811 Travis St.; 713-526-7577

Kids art fest
Sunday, January 21
Spend the afternoon at celebrating art, created by and for children, at the Children’s Texas Art Festival at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Enjoy art-making workshops, interactive games, art demonstrations, and more. (1 pm; tickets: admission is free)
6003 Memorial Dr.; 713-639-7750

Fashion film
Sunday, January 21

Catch a screening of The Gospel According to André, a documentary about the life and career of iconic fashion editor André Leon Talley, at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The film reveals Talley’s own reflections on his experiences, and boasts appearances by Manolo Blahnik, Tom Ford, Diane von Furstenberg, Valentino Garavani, Marc Jacobs, and Anna Wintour, among others. (Two screenings: 4 pm and 7 pm; tickets: $9 per person)
1001 Bissonnet St.; 713-639-7300

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