Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan. 22–24

The Symphony plays Shostakovich, Rainbow on ICE returns to Discovery Green, MFAH throws an art party, BodyTraffic dances into Houston, and Houston Arboretum celebrates Arbor Day.

By Nick Esquer January 20, 2016


Houston Symphony: Symphony No. 10

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In an act of devotion to his country, Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich composed this moving, thrilling symphony in the wake of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s death. Also on the decidedly somber lineup: Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, inspired by a WWI amputee, and played, obviously enough, with just one hand.

Jan 22 & 23 at 8. Jan 24 at 2:30. $25–129. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-224-7575. houstonsymphony.org


Rainbow on ICE 2016

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The downtown park's ice rink turns into a slick stage filled with family-friendly entertainment. Emceed by 95.7's Sarah Pepper, Rainbow on ICE features performances by Oh!Miss Gay Houston America winner, Violet S'Arbleu as Katy Perry, Cor'Tea Warr as Missy Elliott, and music from DJ Marvin Mendoza.

Jan 22 at 7. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. discoverygreen.com


MFAH Mixed Media

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The fine art palace transforms into a full-on art party house with its all-out bash. Attendees can dance to live DJ sets and nosh on light bites from the museum's in-house cafe before touring the latest exhibition, Mark Rothko: A Retrospective.

Jan 22 at 8. $18–20. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. 713-639-7300. mfah.org


Arbor Day at Houston Arboretum

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Families can celebrate Arbor Day with fun-filled tree-centered activities and lessons on tree conversation. Little Houstonians can take home seeds, learn how to plant trees, make pinecone bird feeders and other fun things.

Jan 23 at 10. Free. Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Dr. 713-681-8433. houstonarboretum.org



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Formed in 2007 by artistic directors Lillian Barbeito, who hung up her dancing shoes in 2013, and Tina Finkleman Berkett, this Los Angeles–based group’s set of dances blends equal parts sexuality, violence, art and emotion.

Jan 23 at 8. $26-66. Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. 832-487-7000. spahouston.org

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