Things to Do in Houston: Events Happening This Weekend [2/18/22]

Getty Parade goers take part in the 43rd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade at the SCG on March 06, 2021 in Sydney, Australia.

Looking for something to do in Houston this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

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Here’s what you need to know:

Mardi Gras! Galveston Presented by Yaga’s Entertainment

Celebrate Mardi Gras Texas style at the third-largest celebration in the United States. The party begins tonight, Friday, February 18, 2022, and continues weekends through March 1 at The Strand, according to Galveston’s website.

“Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, normally offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season,” the website says.

It all starts with 3 million beads, the website says.

“At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style,” the website says.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents ‘Revelations’

You won’t want to miss the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s return to Houston. The theater company was recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” according to its website. They will be putting on shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 18 to 21, at Jones Hall downtown.

See details on the full program and purchase tickets here.

Family Art Fest: Roblox Paint Party

The Prime Art Gallery will be putting on a Family Art Fest with a Roblox-themed paint party on Saturday, February 19 in Houston from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“Join us for Family Art Fest! paint party with a different theme each time!” the website says.

Guests are asked to wear masks.

Karbach Rodeo Clown Roundup

Karbach Brewing is kicking off rodeo season Sunday, February 20, 2022, with its Rodeo Clown Roundup featuring Flatland Cavalry, Shinyribs, and Aaron Copeland. Doors open at 3 p.m. General admission is $35 and VIP tickets are $100, the website says. Kids under age 12 do not need a ticket when accompanied by an adult.

VIP tickets include a separate entrance to a VIP area with an optimal view, indoor restrooms, three beers, a buffet and access to beer tasting.

“…we cannot wait to dance the night away and share a pint with you!” the website says.

Find more details and buy tickets here.

‘Hamilton’ Presented by Broadway at The Hobby

“Hamilton” will be live in Houston this week at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts. Tickets start at $49, and are still available for shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 22. Find more details and buy tickets here.

“HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now,” the website says. “Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.”

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