How do you like to spend your weekends in the Bayou City? Whether it's getting new content for your Instagram feed, enjoying the best foods at local festivals, or even getting a good workout in at Discovery Green – there's always something brewing. Kick off your Friday at the Color Factory for date night, or celebrate the life of Betty White at Eureka Heights.
Below, find five things to do in Houston this weekend.
Want to experience vibrant, "Instagrammable" art? Get in touch with your inner child this weekend at the Color Factory. Bring a date, or bring a friend to experience their many immersive installations, or get lost in the ball pit. On Thursdays this month only, customers will be able to partake in Date Night, where visitors can purchase two tickets for the price of one.
Color Factory, 3303 Kirby Drive. Open all weekend long, but the discount applies only on Thursdays. Tickets start at $35. For more information, visit colorfactory.co/houston
Cheers To Betty White!
Eureka Heights is honoring the life of actress and icon Betty White. Put on your best Golden Girls outfit and remember the wonderful and comedic life of the Bringing Down The House star. Enjoy a raffle, gold-rimmed glasses, two Betty White IPAs, and rose cupcakes.
Eureka Heights Brewery, 941 W. 18th Street. Friday, January 14 from 4:oo p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit Eureka Heights.
Galveston Chili Quest
Are you even truly a Texan if you don't have a favorite chili? Yaga's Entertainment is bringing back their popular Chili Quest and Craft Beer Festival to Galveston’s Historic Strand District on Saturday. Attendees can try sample chili and craft beer from over 40 different teams, ahead of the chili cookoff.
Galveston Chili Quest, 23rd and Strand, Galveston, TX 77550. Saturday, January 15. Ticket prices start at $14. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://yagaschiliquest.com.
MLK Gospel Extravaganza
Houston is a city that commemorates the life of Martin Luther King Jr.'s efforts for equality through days of service and parades. Among those celebrations, Green House Internation in Greenspoint will honor the civil rights activist with a gospel concert, hosting acts such as V. Michael McKay and Rhonda McLemore.
Green House International, 200 W. Greens Road. Sunday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit https://www.ghic.net.
Flashback Friday's On The Ice
Skate the night away and start the weekend off right on the ice at Discovery Green this Friday. DJ Mohawk Steve will curate all the throwback vibes with sounds from yesteryear for Flashback Friday.
Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney Street. Friday, January 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include rental ice skates. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit Discovery Green.