5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 5–7

Ideas for a cat person, bride to-be, oenophile, and more.

By Morgan Kinney January 4, 2018

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Cats take over part of the GRB this weekend.

65th Houston Charity Cat Show

Jan. 6–7 | George R. Brown Convention Center

If you happen to be a cat person (no—not that kind), head downtown as a flurry of felines ranging from Abyssinian to Ragdoll and Burmese to Maine Coon take over the convention center. Judges from the Cat Fanciers' Association will be awarding ribbons to both household and pedigreed cats, and other attractions such as the "Meow Mall" will offer goods for sale. Bone up on your cat show etiquette with this handy flyer. 

Tickets $10. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. More info at via Facebook.

Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show

Jan. 6–7 | George R. Brown Convention Center

Reportedly the largest bridal show in the country, more than 350 vendors will fill the section of the convention center not occupied by cats to present a weekend of fashion shows, wedding cakes, and speakers such as industry luminary Randy Fenoli (aka the guy from TLC's Say Yes to the Dress).

Tickets from $15. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. More info and tickets at

Disney Fantasia—Film with Live Orchestra

Jan. 5–7 | Jones Hall

The Houston Symphony will present selections from both Fantasia, Disney's early animation masterpiece, and the subsequent Fantasia 2000 live in concert. Both films bring to life music of famous composers such as Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, with the most famous excerpt being Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in which Mickey does battle with an army of magic brooms.

Tickets from $26. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 832-487-7050. More info and tickets at

BowiElvis Fest Houston

Jan. 6 | The Continental Club & Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge

Honoring the Jan. 8 birthday of both David Bowie and Elvis Presley, the 9th annual incarnation of this event sprawls across two adjacent venues to feature an "Oh You Pretty Things" costume contest, burlesque performances from Dem Damn Dames, and music from an array of local musicians.

Tickets $23. The Continental Club and Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge, 3700 S Main St.  More info and tickets via Facebook.

Tasting Notes

Jan. 7 | Camerata at Paulie's

Nameless Sound, the local group championing international contemporary music, presents an event with Montrose's Camerata at Paulie's wherein six musical acts are paired with six wines. Billed as a "a unique experience for the ear, nose and palate," proceeds support Nameless Sound's workshops for adults and young people in Houston homeless shelters, refugee communities, public schools and community centers.

Tickets $125. Camerata at Paulie's, 1834 Westheimer Rd. 713-928-5653. More info and tickets at

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