Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 1–3

A fresh start at Rothko Chapel, the 2016 Run Houston! at Sam Houston Race Park, MFAH screens Night of the Shooting Stars, Fly Dance Company pops and locks at Children's Museum, and the Texans close out the 2015 season.

By Nick Esquer December 30, 2015


Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions

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Rothko Chapel welcomes the new year with a super soothing celebration of health and wellness. Bayou Bliss Yoga founder Dana Shamas leads a special yoga class accented by the vibrating sounds of crystal bowls. Prepare to get fresh for 2016!

Jan 1 at Noon. Free; $10 donation suggested. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross. 713-524-9839. rothkochapel.org

Health & Fitness

2016 Run Houston!

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It's the new year, which means buckets of Houstonians are putting fitness at the top of their resolution list. Kick things into high gear with the annual Run Houston! at Sam Houston Race Park, where adults and kids can jog off those holiday pounds and start the year off on a good foot.

Jan 1 at 9. $45, 5k and 10k; $30, Kids 1k. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. athletepath.com


Night of the Shooting Stars

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Part of the MFAH's Italian Interludes series, this drama takes place during the waning days of World War II, as Nazis retreat through a small Italian village. As seen through the perspective of a six-year-old girl, the film follows a small group of villagers seeking the help of their liberators.

Jan 2 at 7; Jan 3 at 5. $9; $7, members, seniors and students. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. 713-639-7300. mfah.org


Fly Dance Company

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Kids can learn about the history of the pop-and-lock and cardboard breakdancing as Houston's Fly Dance Company puts on a history of hip-hop dance. Parents will remember the days they listened to Kid'n'Play.

Jan 2 at 3. $10, adults and children; $9, seniors. Children's Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz. 713-522-1138. cmhouston.org


Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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Y'all, the Texans could clinch the AFC South if they beat the Jags at this Sunday's season closer. Get behind JJ Watt and the rest of the guys as they hope to make their way to this year's playoffs.

Jan 3 at Noon. Tickets start at $106 on NFL Exchange. NRG Stadium, 1 NRG Park. 832-667-2002. ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com