Thru Feb. 3 | Stages Repertory Theatre
This jam-packed, four-day festival includes a range of stories from across the Texas Latinx community. There will be performances from Texas playwrights Georgina Escobar, Jasminne Mendez, and Beto O’Byrne; the featured event is a mainstage production of Marisela Treviño Orta's The River Bride, a love story that incorporates Brazilian folklore.
Prices vary. Stages Repertory Theatre, 32201 Allen Pkwy. 713-527-0123. More info and ticket at stagestheatre.com.
Feb. 1–2 | Da Camera
With a long legacy of bringing creative, cross-disciplinary concert experiences to Houston audiences, Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg is back with a mesmerizing production of late-period Brahms and Schoenberg's The Book of the Handing Gardens. This program supplements the music with imagery from painters Max Klinger and Gustav Klimt.
Tickets from $37.50. Hobby Cneter for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. 713-524-5050. More info and tickets at dacamera.com.
Feb. 2 | Bellaire Boulevard
Celebrate the Year of the Pig at this annual Lunar New Year celebration, complete with a full day of singing, fashion shows, and tai chi demonstrations.
Free. In front of Southern News Group Building, 11122 Bellaire Blvd. 281-498-4310. More info at texaslunarfest.net.
Feb. 3 | Market Square Park
Maybe you made a resolution to get outside more, maybe you have a bike languishing in the garage. This monthly ride is a perfect introduction to the existing bayou bikeways with plenty of discussion of what's to come. And if you leave the ride looking unable to wait for all the new trails, check out our February issue, which features a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of the city's existing network.
Free (Registration required). Starts at Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. More info at bikehouston.org.
Feb. 3 | Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
What's Sunday? Super Bowl LIII, of course (or this chamber music concert). Pre-game the football game over at Saint Arnold, which will host its sixth annual pit master showdown wherein Louis Mueller Barbecue, Eddie O’s Texas Barbecue, and Eaker Barbecue compete for your appetite. Ticket includes beer and commemorative pint glass, too.
Tickets $50. Saint Arnold Brewing Co., 2000 Lyons Ave. 713- 686-9494. More info and tickets at saintarnold.com.