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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

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston screens the 2018 Academy Award-nominated animated short films. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP
Kam Franklin at Lucchese
Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers, and Lisa E. Harris, performance and visual artist and composer, present “PAUSE” at Discovery Green.  Photo by Kimberly Park
Houston, Big and Rich, February 2018
Country music duo Big and Rich perform at charity fundraiser, Karbach Cook-Off.  Courtesy of Big and Rich/Facebook
Adam Trent
Adam Trent brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to Jones Hall. Photo by Matt Christine
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Kam Franklin at Lucchese
Houston, Big and Rich, February 2018
Adam Trent

Still carving out your weekend plans? From a whiskey event to can't-miss concerts, we've got you covered. Here are our top seven picks to get out and enjoy what's hot in Houston. For even more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.

Whiskey River
Thursday, February 8

Whiskey makers from near and far come together at Silver Street Studios to serve straight pours and cocktails from their portfolios at the Texas Monthly Whiskey Affair. Expect spirit seminars led by Texas Monthly editor-in-chief Tim Taliaferro and wine and spirits contributor Jessica Dupuy, music by jazzer Doc Watkins, and bites and cocktails served up by food and beverage stars Mike Raymond (Reserve 101); Shion Aikawa and Kevin Kobayashi (Ramen Tatsu-Ya); and William Wright (Helen Greek Food and Wine). A portion of the proceeds goes to Feeding Texas and the Houston Food Bank. (6-10 pm; tickets: $95 per person).
2000 Edwards St.

Welcome Home
Friday, February 9-Sunday, February 11

The 32nd Annual Texas Home and Garden Show at NRG Center offers hundreds of home and garden services and products, plus interactive workshops, a kids zone, vacation ideas, and more. (various times; tickets: $10 per person)
1 NRG Park; 713-629-3700

And the Oscar goes to...
Friday, February 9-Sunday, February 11

Leading up to the Oscars on March 4, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston screens the 2018 Academy Award-nominated animated short films. Catch a flick and participate as the MFAH holds its own vote for Animated Short Film, Live-Action Short Film, and Documentary Short Subject. (various times and dates through February 25; tickets: $9 per person)
1001 Bissonnet St.; 713-639-7300

Music to our ears
Friday, February 9

Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers, and Lisa E. Harris, performance and visual artist and composer, present “PAUSE,” an innovative program that fuses song and spoken word, at downtown’s Discovery Green. (6:30 pm; tickets: admission is free)
1500 McKinney St.; 713-400-7336

Get Rich
Saturday, February 10

Country music duo Big and Rich perform at charity fundraiser, Karbach Cook-Off. All proceeds benefit the Houston Fire Department and local area firefighters. (12 pm; tickets: $50-$200 per person)
801 Saint Emanuel St.

You can do magic
Saturday, February 10

Broadway and TV star Adam Trent brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to Jones Hall in a 90-minute stage spectacle produced by the creative team behind global touring magic show, The Illusionists. (4 pm and again at 8 pm; tickets: $39-$79 per person)
615 Louisiana St.; 713-227-3974

Rey of sunshine
Saturday, February 10
Lana Del Rey heads to Toyota Center in support of her 2017 album, Lust For Life, which includes singles "Summer Bummer," "Love," "White Mustang," and the title track. She's joined by opening act, Kali Uchis. (8 pm; tickets: $29.50-$125 per person)
1510 Polk St.; 713-758-7200

 

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