January 2018 Calendar
THROUGH JAN. 4: “WILD ABANDON” AT ARCHWAY GALLERY
View Thomas Irven’s elegant and whimsical turned-wood forms, as well as Margaret Miller’s oil paintings of natural settings.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St., 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com
JAN. 6-7: BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA SHOW, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday
More than 400 wedding vendors come together with fashion shows, florists, decorations, invitations, banquet facility ideas, cake tastings, honeymoon giveaways with shopping sprees and more. Plan your big event in one weekend.
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, www.bridalextravaganza.com
JAN. 13: URBAN HARVEST’S 18th ANNUAL FRUIT TREE SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Shop from 100-plus varieties of fruit trees adapted to grow in the greater Houston area, including selections for large and small spaces and container gardening at this largest single-day fruit tree sale in the country. The event also features the Green Thumbs Education Pavilion with nutritional and environmental activities for kids of all ages, as well as live music, food trucks and a drawing for a free fruit tree.
Houston Community College West Loop, 5601 W. Loop South, www.urbanharvest.org
THROUGH JAN. 14: HOUSTON ZOO LIGHTS
Our zoo becomes even more magical during this popular lighting event. Also enjoy food and drinks…and consider giving a “Gift of Grub” to help provide healthy and tasty meals to the animal residents. Presented by TXU Energy and other partners.
Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, www.zoolights.houstonzoo.org
JAN. 15: 24th ANNUAL MLK GRANDE PARADE, starts at 10 a.m.
Join the more than 300,000 spectators at this annual march, this year featuring 150-plus performing groups, 30 bands and 15 professionally designed floats. The parade is co-lead by the University of Houston Marching Band and the PVAMU Marching Band.
THROUGH JAN. 21: THE ICE AT DISCOVERY GREEN & MORE
Fun for the entire family, The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy offers the largest outdoor ice skating surface in the Southwest. Discovery Green uses water from Kinder Lake to freeze the ice, and all equipment runs on renewable energy. Check out the park’s entire holiday schedule, which includes ice carving, live music, a holiday film series and Discovery Green’s first original art commission, “Hello, Trees! A Walking Serenade” by Daily tous les jours.
JAN. 27-28: 8TH ANNUAL SUGAR LAND HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Transform your house into a dream home with the latest products and fresh ideas presented by more than 200 professionals at this one-stop shopping destination for homeowners. Special guests include Chef Michelle cooking up Super Bowl appetizers on Thermador appliances from Ferguson, Pearl Fryar sculpting topiaries and color experts from Sherwin-Williams answering your questions. On hand, too, are representatives from Belgard with a semi-truck filled with pavers.
The Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, www.sugarlandhomeandgarden.com
JAN. 27-28: 12TH ANNUAL SPRING KATY HOME AND GARDEN SHOW, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
More then 250 industry experts pack two buildings
at the Merrell Center with wares for and ideas on renovation, landscaping, lighting, roofing, flooring, paint, home automation and more. Special guests Andy and Ashley Williams, stars of the popular HGTV show, “Flip or Flop,” share their passion for design on the “Fresh Ideas” Stage. A new “Craft and Carry’ area welcomes DIY-lovers to participate in fun projects, and a “Let’s Playhouse” expo features tiny houses for those aspiring young homeowners.
JAN. 6: TOY TRAIN SHOW & SWAP MEET, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Buy and sell toy trains, see operating layouts and enjoy refreshments and door prizes at this event sponsored by the Texas Gulf Chapter of the Train Collectors Association. Children receive free kids’ club information.
Hilton Houston Westchase, 9999 Westheimer Road, www.tca-gulfcoastchapter.com
THROUGH FEB. 11: "BESTOWING BEAUTY: MASTERPIECES FROM PERSIAN LANDS”
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents this exhibition of more than 100 works drawn from one of the most significant collections of Persian art held in private hands and rarely publicly displayed. The show highlights the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Iranian civilization from the 6th to the 19th centuries through carpets, textiles, manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, scientific instruments and jeweled objects.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St., 713-639-7300, www.mfah.org
OUT OF TOWN
JAN. 26-27: ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR WINTER SHOW
Shop until you drop at this antiques and collectibles show at the Big Red Barn Event Center. It’s a don’t-miss event!
FEB. 2: MARDI GRAS! GALVESTON, continuing through Feb. 13
Grab festive bead necklaces at the largest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas and the third largest in the United States. The extravaganza is spread over 12 days and includes galas, parades, music, food and plenty of family-friendly activities. Those looking for a challenge should sign up for the Jolly Jester Jaunt 5K Costumed Run for Fun.
FEB. 16-18: THE HOUSTON GLASS SHOW & SALE, preview 6-9 p.m. Friday, show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Depression-era glass and pottery from the 1920s-1970s are for sale, plus linens, china, silver, jewelry and primitives as part of “The Best Little Antique Show in Texas.” Enjoy free parking, good food and glass repair by experts in their field.
Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Rosenberg, www.maxmillerantiques.com