Love Bugs & Love Bites
Feb 14 | The Health Museum
Searching for something, shall we say, different for Valentine’s Day? Look no further. Chefs David Cordúa and Jason Hayes have teamed up to prepare a three-course meal that incorporates crickets into every dish. Yes, you read that right, we said crickets (which surprisingly have a lot protein for their size). Feast on romantic culinary pairings such as corn and cricket arepas, pan-seared chicken with a cricket mole negro, and cricket and cayenne chocolate truffles. Because nothing says romance quite like meals that used to chirp. Before your bae says, “We need to talk,” yes, there will be insect-less options for any entomophobes out there.
Tickets from $59. The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr. 713-521-1515 More info and tickets at thehealthmuseum.org.
Houston Print Crawl
Feb 15 | Various Locations
In celebration of Houston’s printmaking scene, 10 area studios will open their doors to the public for a series of tours, exhibitions, and live printing demonstrations as part of the inaugural Houston Print Crawl. Visit smaller up-and-coming presses as well as local institutions, purchase art, and then chat with some of the artists over a beer at the after party.
Free. Various locations. More info at burningbonespress.com.
Feb 15 | Revention Music Center
These country rockers have come a long way since their start in Palestine, Texas, more than a decade ago. After having their music prominently featured on the Kevin Costner series Yellowstone (and making an on-camera appearance themselves), the band was tapped to open for the Rolling Stones, and their latest record, last year’s self-titled Whiskey Myers, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts. If you want to show these East Texas boys some home-state love this Saturday, you better hurry—their show’s nearly sold out.
From $55. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas Ave. 713-230-1600. More info and tickets at reventionmusiccenter.com.
Sin Muros: A Latinx Theater Festival
Thru Feb 16 | Stages
Now in its third year, the Sin Muros: A Latinx Theater Festival “celebrates the range of Latinx voices and stories reflecting the diversity of local Texas communities.” In addition to poetry-themed events and workshops, this year’s festival features Cenicienta, a bilingual adaptation of the Cinderella story for young audiences, as well as readings of new works from Texas playwrights Adrienne Dawes, Franky D. Gonzalez, and Frida Espinosa-Muller.
Ticket prices range. Stages, 800 Rosine St. 713.527.0123. More info and tickets at stageshouston.com.
The 109th Mardi Gras! Galveston
Thru Feb 25 | Galveston
The largest Mardi Gras festival in the great state of Texas—and the third largest in the U.S.—this two-weekend celebration features 26 concerts, 24 parades, 20 balcony parties, and 3 million beads. Get ready to laissez les bons temps rouler.
Tickets from $18.50. Various locations. More info and tickets at mardigrasgalveston.com.