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Here are the top 10 things to do in Houston this Valentine's Day weekend
Many Houstonians who have a special someone, will be pouring the wine, putting on some Marvin Gaye, and getting cozy at home with their aforementioned loved one this Valentine's Day Weekend. Or, if you're rounding up the ladies, check out or handy Galentine's Day guide.
Look for a virtual gala, art openings, a beer Olympics, and Valentine's Day fun. Whatever your plans, we wish you all the love. Here are your best bets for Valentine's Day weekend.
Thursday, February 11
American Heart Association presents Heart of Houston
This year, American Heart Association’s Houston chapter is pivoting from the annual Heart Ball to a digital experience, and calling it Heart of Houston. The heart-healthy organization will present a lively and festive virtual event supporting and celebrating its mission and their collective success in driving change, funding science and improving behaviors. Guests can dress up in ball gowns and tuxes or cozy up in their loungewear and enjoy this signature event from their own homes. Expect a stirring performance by classical music legend Yo-Yo Ma. 7 pm.
Main Street Theater presents The Book of Magdalene
Main Street Theater is going digital for its presentation of Caridad Svich's The Book of Magdalene, the first-ever showing of her new work. Staged and filmed at Main Street, this piece is a contemporary drama of sharp encounters, winding faith, tough love, and tenderness suffused with grace and magic. It's a story about finding the courage to move on when life feels as if it is stuck in place. It will be available to view online at any time through Sunday, February 21. 7 pm.
Friday, February 12
Asia Society Texas Center presents Virtual Lunar New Year
Asia Society celebrates the Year of the Ox with a virtual celebration ringing in the Lunar New Year. Participants can enjoy two weeks of free activities from home, learning about traditions through dance and food demonstrations, a Lion Dance performance, and read-along story times. Families can purchase an at-home activity kit that includes supplies for all the Lunar New Year crafts, plus a red envelope, stuffed ox, handkerchief, or fan for an interactive dance and various Asian snacks. 9 am.
The Heather McDonald Experience: Stand Up Comedy and Juicy Scoop at Improv Houston
Heather McDonald has certainly glowed up ever since her days as a recurring player on Chelsea Handler's late-night dishfest Chelsea Lately. (Some of us still remember her from her time on MTV's hip-hop skitcom The Lyricist Lounge Show.) These days, she not only juggles a career as a nationally touring stand-up, actress, and accomplished writer. She's also a devoted wife and mother — when the rest of her family isn’t driving her up the wall. 7:30 and 9:45 pm (7 and 9:30 pm Saturday).
Saturday, February 13
We Love Our Members Event at Lone Star Flight Museum
Lone Star Flight Museum will be showing love to its members this Valentine's Day Weekend with this event. WWII veteran and LSFM volunteer Bob will kick things off by talking about the Thunderbird and his WWII experience. Members will also be able to take a photo with the B-17 Thunderbird and take a look inside the Flying Fort. There will also be Valentine Make & Take for kids and families all day. 10:30 am.
M-K-T Lonely Hearts Fest
What better way to tell that special someone you love them than by buying them a bunch of stuff at an outdoor market?! This fest (presented by M-K-T Heights and Shop Local Market) will feature a vintage art and maker's market, live music by DJ Gonz, food trucks (Planet Churro will be there!), live tarot card readings, a pet adoption booth with Friends for Life, Love Yo Selfie photo opps, Cupid dunk tank (weather permitting), and more. Noon.
Valentine’s Day Rooftop Wine Dinner at Liberty Kitchen Treehouse
Liberty Kitchen Treehouse is hosting a rooftop dinner for Valentine's Day weekend, featuring a four-course dinner paired with carefully selected wines. There will also be live music and raffle prizes from Kendra Scott Jewelry. There are three seatings available on both Saturday (where the vino will come from Long Shadows Wines) and Sunday (Chateau Ste. Michelle), Pricing is $200 per ticket plus tax and gratuity. 1, 5, and 8 pm.
Sunday, February 14
Revelry on Richmond Mardi Gras Party
Get your Fat Tuesday on with this socially distanced, Mardi Gras parking lot party to kick off crawfish season and celebrate Valentine’s Day. They will be offering their famous, in-house crawfish for an all-you-can-eat crawfish special. For 30 bucks, you can get crawfish until they run out. (If you want it by the pound, will be priced at $7.99.) Live music will be performed by the Zydeco Dots and plenty of beads will be given out. 1 pm.
Bisong Art Gallery presents Wayne Bell: 'W.A.T.E.R. | What Are The Expectations after Rebirth" opening reception
Get ready for some trippy stuff when Chicago-bred, Houston-based artist Wayne Bell premieres his latest work at Bisong Art Gallery. Bell calls his movement "Atmospherism" because it defines what can be made from time and space. His forms compel the viewer to recognize patterns within themselves. It lends perspective with the saturation in its color and light. The striations generated from the the brushstrokes create gradients of hues. Take an artful stroll before dinner. 4 pm.
The Indo-American Association-Houston presents “East Marries West"
The Indo-American Association-Houston will present a special Valentine's musical treat to begin its 2021 season. Expect a virtual concert with husband-wife duo and world-renowned sitar artist Pt. Shubhendra Rao and cello maestro Saskia Rao - De Haas. Anyone who becomes a patron will have dinner for two delivered to their door just before the concert starts. Ddinner and a show — what more do you want on this beautiful day? 7 pm.