March 2 | NRG Stadium
If you weren't lucky enough to snatch up Garth Brooks tickets in the approximately two seconds they were on sale, fret not. There are 18 other acts to put the punctuation mark on your day at the Rodeo, and we give the Fort Worth-born soul singer our stamp of approval (despite the minor controversy he's stirred up).
Tickets from $18. NRG Stadium, NRG Pkwy. 832-667-1080. More info and tickets at axs.com.
March 2–4 | Houston Marriott North
Few are lucky enough to host two cat shows in as many months, but Houston counts itself among the chosen. Head up to Greenspoint to witness more than 200 cats—including the incredibly terrifying Lykoi werewolf cat—as they duke it out for the title of "Best Cat in the World."
Tickets from $7. Marriott Houston North, 255 North Sam Houston Pkwy E. More info and tickets via londoncats.org.uk.
Thru March 4 | Resilience Theater
Featuring three Houston Ballet premieres and the return of the ultra-contemporary dance parody, Cacti, this program balances the classical, the athletic and the psychological. And before you take your seats, check out the From Stitch to Stage costume exhibit in the Resilience Theater lobby.
Tickets from $39. Resilience Theater at George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. 713-227-2787. More info and tickets at houstonballet.org.
March 2–4 | Multiple Locations
Peek inside some of Houston's most stunning gardens—including four private residences and public stunners such as Bayou Bend—just as they begin to bloom for this time-honored River Oaks tradition. County Judge Ed Emmett will kick off the weekend with a ribbon cutting, and ticket holders will the opportunity to rub elbows with noted green thumbs such as Laura Dowling, the former White House florist for President Obama.
Tickets from $10. Multiple locations throughout River Oaks. Tickets and more info at riveroaksgc.org.
March 4 | Sam Houston Park
The 29th edition of Houston's AIDS Walk will raise awareness and donations to support the 30,000 Houstonians impacted by the virus. There will also be a free finish-line party featuring one of the innumerable public performances from rapper Bun B, along with Paul Wall, Los Skarnales, and DJ Gracie Chavez.
Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St. More info at aidshelp.org.