February 2017 Calendar
FEB. 4-MARCH 3: UNEMBELLISHED INTEGRITY, THE FURNITURE AND PAINTINGS OF JOHN ZEMANEK
Get a glimpse into the works of John Zemanek, a noted architect, planner and professor at the University of Houston. The opening reception will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at Mashburn Gallery, which is located at the University of Houston.
FEB. 17-19: TEXAS HOME & GARDEN SHOW
For over 35 years, the Texas Home & Garden Show series has provided home and garden products and services for consumers. These events are Texas’ best resource for expert advice, money-saving tips, remodeling ideas, landscape features and everything you need for your home and garden.
FEB. 18-19: CY-FAIR HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Get inspired and discover fresh, new ideas at the annual Cy-Fair Home and Garden Show. Spending a little time with the experts and exhibitors can have a big payoff, helping you enjoy your home more and even increasing its value.
FEB. 18-19: HOUSTON GLASS SHOW & SALE
Held at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, this annual event is the highlight of the year for the glass club and its members. Collectors hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures to add to their troves from over 30 dealers. More than 200 tables of the finest-quality glass including Depression-era glass, EAPG, American crystal, American dinnerware, kitchenware and pottery are expected.
FEB. 11: FLOWER-PALOOZA, VALENTINE’S DAY TERRARIUMS, WILDFLOWERS & MORE, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
For an awesome alternative to flowers this Valentine’s Day, shop stylish-like terrariums, flower crowns and other fabulous florals that you won’t see anywhere else. You can hunt for the tools to make a custom terrarium or, if you’re in a hurry, purchase beautiful ready-made creations.
FEB. 11: MACARON MAGIC WORKSHOP, 1-3 p.m.
Surprise your Valentine with beautiful treats. In this hands-on baking class, the secrets of creating perfect Parisian macarons will be unveiled from creating a crisp shell to preparing light, sweet fillings.
FEB. 11: TAPAS ON THE TRAILS, 5-9 p.m., last admittance at 7 p.m.
Enjoy tapas-sized dishes with wine and beer pairings at the Houston Arboretum. This very special evening features a romantic walk on softly lit trails with five stops throughout the forest, ending at the Meadow Deck where guests will enjoy sparkling wine, handcrafted desserts, coffee and the company of an owl.
FEB. 11: THIRD WARD BICYCLE TOUR, 10 a.m.
Houston Community College, Emancipation Park, Project Row Houses, Texas Southern University and more! This tour will look at the neighborhood’s character, history and future in the center of Houston.
FEB. 12: SOUTHERN STAR FARMERS & ARTISAN MARKET, noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy your favorite brew while you shop a variety of locally grown, organic and handcrafted items. There will also be kids’ activities, a dog adoption fair by Montgomery County Animal Shelter Texas and a dog trainer giving Q&A sessions about pet behavior.
FEB. 18: GALVESTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER’S SPRING HERBS, VEGETABLES, FRUIT TREES & FLOWER SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bring your wagon to the Galveston County Fairgrounds on Highway 6 in Hitchcock for a spectacular sale featuring all manner of flora. Many samples are raised by Master Gardeners, who will be on hand to offer free advice and information.
FEB. 18: MONTROSE WALKING TOUR, 10 a.m.
One of the city’s most diverse and interesting neighborhoods, Montrose boasts spectacular mansions, charming bungalows, the campus of the University of St. Thomas, Rothko Chapel and The Menil Collection. ArCH tour guides will present an overview of the architectural and social history of the area and offer guests a look inside the Fondren Mansion, now La Colombe d’Or; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral; Chapel of St. Basil; Rothko Chapel; the Cy Twombly Gallery; and The Menil Collection.
FEB. 25: 20TH-CENTURY GLENWOOD WALKING TOUR, 10 a.m.-noon
Known for its splendid Victorian monuments, this tour lets visitors explore the lesser-known modern selections of Glenwood Cemetery. Put on by Preservation Houston, visitors on this walking tour will gain insight into the lives of some of the well-known 20th-century Houstonians buried at Glenwood, including Edgar Odell Lovett, Rice University’s first president; Astrodome builder Judge Roy Hofheinz; and longtime television anchor, Ron Stone.
FEB. 25: TOWERS & TREES DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR, 10 a.m.
Towers & Trees explores the magnificent architecture between Hermann Square and Discovery Green and the changing dynamics of downtown Houston. Topics of note include the partially realized civic center plan surrounding Hermann Square, internationally recognized icons from the skyscraper boom of the ’70s and ’80s and Discovery Green, a catalyst for development in the city center.
FEB. 28: AN EVENING OF HERITAGE, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Join chairmen Kaitlyn and Michael Scheurich for an evening of food and fun. Morton’s will serve a five-course dinner and guests will hear from keynote speaker Justice Ken Wise of the 14th Court of Appeals.
FEB. 11-12: TEXAS TRADE DAYS WINTER MARKET, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Texas Trade Days is bringing a winter market to Conroe’s Lone Star Convention Center. Spend two days shopping at more than 100 unique pop-ups filled with fashion, jewelry, antiques, arts, gifts, florals, scents, soaps and more.
FEB. 25-26: VINTIQUE FLEA, WINTER MARKET, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
One of Houston’s favorite antique markets is back. These aren’t your grandma’s lace doilies. Here you’ll find chic home decor, industrial elements, memorabilia, vintage furniture, jewelry and more. You won’t go hungry or thirsty either — there will be plenty of beer and wine and food trucks on site.
Out of Town
FEB. 8: 1838 MENARD HOUSE TOUR, 10 a.m.
As a part of the Winter Texan Tours series, Galveston Historical Foundation hosts a tour of the 1838 Menard House. Built in 1838, the Greek Revival house is the oldest on the island and belonged to Michel B. Menard, who was one of the founders of Galveston. The furniture, with few exceptions, all date from the first half of the 19th century.
FEB. 15: 1859 ASHTON VILLA TOUR, 10 a.m.
As a part of the Winter Texan Tours series, Galveston Historical Foundation hosts a tour of the 1859 Ashton Villa, which was built by James Moreau Brown. Similar to one found in an architectural pattern book published in 1851 by a Philadelphia architect, the design is that of an Italianate villa with wide overhanging eaves and ornate cornice brackets.
FEB. 25: 2017 AUSTIN MODERN HOME TOUR, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Explore incredible homes and learn from local designers on this self-guided tour of modern architecture in Austin. The all-day event is set at your own pace and provides a space to share with like-minded design lovers.
MARCH 3: DIY WORKSHOP, GEOMETRIC CLAY JEWELRY & MARBLED RING DISHES, 7-9 p.m.
Join the Pop Shop America team at a craft workshop where you’ll make geometric clay jewelry and marbled ring dishes. Everyone will make two pairs of stud earrings, one pendant and a marbled ring dish.
MARCH 4: KATY TASTE FEST, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Held at the Villagio Town Center, this family-friendly outdoor food festival showcases the diversity of Katy’s dining community. Be sure to come hungry, as Katy Taste Fest features a variety of servings from the city’s favorite restaurants.
MARCH 5: HOUSTON BRIDAL FLEA MARKET, 1-4 p.m.
Current brides in the midst of wedding planning will have the opportunity to shop well-loved items from former brides and handmade items from vendors at the city’s first Bridal Flea Market. It’s a great place to find special items to make your wedding unique, from vases, picture frames, candelabras and more.
MARCH 7-26: HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO
Pull on your boots, buckaroos. It’s time for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Don’t miss out on the food, fun and phenomenal musical performances at this favorite annual event.
April 1-2: Victoria Preservation’s 30th Annual Historic Home Tour
A $20 ticket transports you to two days of yore in this city. Presented by Victoria Preservation Inc. and Days Gone Bye!, a gift and clothing boutique in downtown Victoria. The mission of Victoria Preservation Inc. is to preserve and protect the heritage and history of Victoria County.
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