February 2018 Calendar
FEB. 11: POP UP AT AURORA, 11 a.m.
This craft market offers a variety of works by local artisans, each handpicked and vetted by a panel of jurors. Visitors and shoppers at this Heights-based event enjoy food, music and a Valentine’s giveaway.
129 Aurora St., www.popupataurora.com
FEB. 16-18: THE HOUSTON GLASS SHOW
& SALE, preview 6-9 p.m. Friday, show
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 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.houstonglassclub.org
FEB. 9-11: 32ND ANNUAL TEXAS HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 2 -7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
“Think Spring” at this annual extravaganza, with exclusive show specials on outdoor living, kitchen and bath, windows, floors and decor. Adults take advantage of info from those-in-the-know on remodeling ideas, landscaping and interactive workshops, while children head to The Kids’ Zone for their entertainment.
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, www.texashomeandgarden.com
FEB. 10: “FLOWERPALOOZA,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pop Shop America invites you to join this fun session to make Valentine’s Day terrariums, modern bouquets and more. Materials are provided at this free event.
1201 Main St.,
FEB. 17: CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Celebrate the Year of the Dog at one of the largest cultural festivals in Houston. The event includes a bazaar with varieties of Asian foods, arts, crafts, cultural activities and more to entertain and educate all fest-goers.
Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Drive, cchouston.org
FEB. 17-18: 11TH ANNUAL CY-FAIR HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Get inspired by discovering fresh, new ideas presented by more than 200 local area home improvement professionals. Enjoy Discovery Channel’s Dr. Lori and her “Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show” and stop by to talk with Renewal by Anderson replacement window experts, Sherwin-Williams color gurus and Texas Custom Patios officials.
Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, www.cyfairhomeandgarden.com
FEB. 21: THE GARDEN CLUB OF HOUSTON’S LECTURE WITH MICHAEL VAN VALKENBURGH, 9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. lecture
The Nancy Thomas Horticulture Lecture presents landscape architect Van Valkenburgh, whose firm works at all scales, from the re-imagination of Waller Creek in Austin into a linear city park with ecological function to small gardens at places like The Menil Collection to a series of park master planning projects at sites across Houston.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road, www.gchouston.org
FEB. 24: ROSE PRUNING AND PLANTING, 10 a.m.
Gaye Hammond of The Houston Rose Society leads a class on rose pruning and planting, just in time to have your own plants looking beautiful!
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, arborgate.com
FEB. 27-MARCH 18: HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
Pull on your boots, buckaroos. It’s time again for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. And, once again, it’s packed with talented cowboys and cowgirls showing their incredible skills, agricultural displays, livestock and horse shows awarding millions in scholarships to young participants, carnival and midway and more food than you can imagine. Of course, phenomenal musical performances are scheduled throughout the 20-day event. Don’t miss the petting zoo!
NRG Park, www.rodeohouston.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
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. 24: AUSTIN MODERN HOME TOUR & ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN WEEK
The Austin Modern Home Tour celebrates 10 years of collaborative exchange among architects, developers, designers and real estate professionals. About a dozen residences show off contemporary style. New this year, special seminars and lectures follow the next week.
MARCH 10-11: RUSTY CHIPPY VINTAGE HIPPY & GARDEN SHOW, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Put on your most comfortable shoes to browse all the deals at this popular annual show. You’ll walk away with a carload of goodies. A $5 entry fee per person is good for both days.
Walker County Fairgrounds, 936-581-1131, www.huntsvilleantiqueshow.com
MARCH 23-25: 47TH ANNUAL BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL
The three-day festival highlights more than 300 artists from around the country and features music, food trucks, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more. Every year, a new jury selects the participating artists, some new and some returning. Produced by the Art Colony Association Inc.
Memorial Park, www.artcolonyassociation.org