HOUSTON IS BACK ON TRACK WITH GRAND OPENINGS AND LIVE PERFORMANCES after last week's arctic blast threw a freezing wet blanket on the city's vibrant social scene and nightlife. New restaurants are sprouting up, such as the movie-theater-inspired Juliet Restaurant and Roegels Barbecue Co.'s Katy location. The performing arts are equally (and always) thriving, with the Alley Theatre's latest production, High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest, and a tribute to the late composer Richard Rodgers at Ovations Night Club.
Below, find events and openings to attend in Houston this week.
Make a Reservation at Juliet
The cinema-inspired restaurant is reminiscent of a 1950s marquee theater. Tucked away in the Galleria, Juliet draws influence from Los Angeles, New York and London's lively restaurant scene and aims to bring similar cultures to Houston. You'll even find a viral 24-karat-gold-wrapped steak on the menu.
Juliet, 5857 Westheimer Rd. More information here.
High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest
Alley Theatre is bringing back fond memories of attending high school in Texas with its latest show. The coming-of-age play is set in Carrollton, Texas, and tells the story of a competitive theater group’s rise back to glory after suffering a loss the year before.
Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. Performances through this week. More information here.
Beautiful Mornin’ to Enchanted Evening: Richard Rodgers in the ’40s
Paul Hope's popular cabaret series is back for a night of enchantment at Ovations in Rice Village. The program will honor the late composer Richard Rodgers by featuring some of Rodgers' greatest songs, such as "Bewitched" and "If I Loved You."
Ovations, 2536 Times Blvd. B. Monday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. More information here.
Roegels Barbecue Co.'s Grand Opening in Katy
The coveted Houston barbecue spot Roegels has expanded to Katy. The restaurant's owners, Russell and Misty Roegels, are opening a second location following the success of the first on Voss Road. And yes, the new site will feature fan favorites like the juicy Texas 2-Step Sandwich and the “no-sauce needed” Whole Hog.
Roegels Katy, 20702 Katy Fwy., 1A, Katy, Texas. Open Wednesday through Sunday. More information here.
Fright Fest at Love Bites Cafe
Valentine’s Day can be a drag, especially if you’re riding solo. But there's still a way to get your heart racing -- with a night out enjoying a fright fest at Love Bites Cafe. Developed by the creators of 13th Haunted House, the Valentine’s-themed haunted house is one way for singles to scare up some fun and scare away any feelings of loneliness.
Love Bites, 7075FM 1960 W. Ste. 20. Friday, Feb. 11. More information here.