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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb 28–Mar 1

It's Rodeo season, y'all.

By Emma Schkloven February 28, 2020

What Remains, 2016, by Maggie Taylor

CatVideoFest 2020

Thru Mar 1 | 14 Pews

In case you’re in need of a feline fix, this event’s got you covered. Part of a national experience taking place from coast to coast, CatVideoFest finds the latest and greatest in cat-related footage (culled form hours of searching, its website notes) and compiles it all into one binge-worthy reel. There’re sourced animations, music videos and internet staples and, of course, home videos. And since the event benefits Friends For Life animal shelter, it’s sure to be a puuuuuurfect two hours-worth of your time.

From $11. 14 Pews, 800 Aurora St.. 281-888-9677. More info and tickets at

Maggie Taylor: Museum Studies

Thru Mar 28 | Catherine Couturier Gallery

Photographer and Maggie Taylor uses digital techniques to create what she describes as “dreamlike worlds inhabited by everyday objects.” The Florida-based artist’s new show, Museum Studies, is inspired by museums and their collections.

Free. Catherine Couturier Gallery, 2635 Colquitt St. 713-524-5070. More info at

Downtown Rodeo Parade

 Feb 29 | Downtown

Continuing the tradition that's run for more than 80 years, Houston is getting down-home with its Western heritage. Before the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officially kicks off next week, we’ve got the Downtown Rodeo Parade. Grab a spot anywhere from Bell to Lamar streets, on Louisiana Street, or from Louisiana to Smith streets for prime viewing along the parade route. And remember, good seats go fast, so get there early.

 Free. Downtown Houston. More info at

Unforgettable: Celebrating the Nat King Cole Centennial

Thru Mar 1 | Jones Hall

Whether it’s the classically jazzy arrangements or that tender baritone, something about Nat King Cole’s music is, well, unforgettable. In honor of the man who more than earned his royal nickname—he sold more than 50 million records, for goodness sake—the Houston Symphony is celebrating 100 years of Cole’s legacy with a concert highlighting some of his greatest hits. If you didn’t “L-O-V-E” the legendary crooner before, you will after this performance, which also features vocalists Ryan Shaw and Josette Newsam.

 From $30. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-224-7575. More info and tickets at

Cirque Du Soleil: Alegría “In A New Light”

 Thru April 12 | Sam Houston Race Park

Cirque Du Soleil’s fan-favorite 1994 program, Alegría, has been reimagined for a whole new generation. If that’s not reason enough to splurge on a ticket, how about this: it’s Cirque.

From $79. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W. 281-807-8700. More info and tickets at

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