Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): February 12-18, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of February 12-18, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, February 12-18, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for February 12-18!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



Spring Break 2015: Things to do in Houston, with Kids, March 7-22!

Cowboy Boots at Swing
It’s Spring Break in Houston!  Find the events below and plan a perfect Houston vacation!

March 9-13:  CyFairISD, HumbleISD, KleinISD, KatyISD, AldineISD, AliefISD, FtBendISD
March 16-20:  HoustonISD, AlvinISD, SBISD, PasadenaISD
(Is your school district missing?  Tell us your Spring Break dates!)

Look below to see the events that have been posted so far.  As new ones pop up, I’ll add them to the list.  Do you know of other family friendly events in the Houston area?  Email me!  Jill @ BigKidSmallCity . com.

Also, each Tuesday I post a list of events for the week.  Go HERE to check the latest.  You can also get updates to your inbox HERE.  For more Spring Break resources, go HERE!

Thursday, March 5, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE Thursday 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE Thursday 2:00-5:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE Thursdays 10:00-9:00pm
Creative Moves for Tots – 10:30am – Nia Moves
Junior Scientists Class (Age 6-10): Invertebrates - 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Miranda Lambert – 6:45pm – NRG Park
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park

Friday, March 6, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: John Legend – 6:45pm – NRG Park
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 4:30 & 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park

Saturday, March 7, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Storytime – 10:30am – Brazos Bookstore
Hands-On Houston – 11:00-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
FUNomenal Festival – 11:00-6:00pm – Discovery Green
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Alan Jackson – 3:45pm – NRG Park
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 4:30 & 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park

Sunday, March 8, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 12:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:00 & 4:00pm – Main Street Theater
Family Zone: “Geometric Patterns in the Arts of Islamic World” - 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Sketching in the Galleries – 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Dance Houston Discover Dance – 1:00-7:00pm – Discovery Green
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 1:30 & 5:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Fall Out Boy – 3:45pm – NRG Park

Monday, March 9, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Spring Break at Bayou Bend – 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Spring Break at the Museum – 11:00-3:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:30pm – Main Street Theater
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Justin Moore – 6:45pm – NRG Park

Tuesday, March 10, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Curious Kids Pre-K Class: Insects – 10:00am or 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Spring Break at Bayou Bend - 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Spring Break at the Museum – 11:00-3:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:30pm – Main Street Theater
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Tim McGraw – 6:45pm – NRG Park

Wednesday, March 11, 2015:
Rodeo Value Wednesday – NRG Park ($5 Admission or $10 Rodeo/Concert)
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Spring Break at Bayou Bend - 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Spring Break at the Museum – 11:00-3:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Nature Story Time – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Brantly Gilbert – 6:45pm – NRG Park (Value Day!)
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park

Thursday, March 12, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE Thursday 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE Thursday 2:00-5:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE Thursdays 10:00-9:00pm
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Spring Break at Bayou Bend – 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-8:00pm – Children’s Museum
Spring Break at the Museum – 11:00-3:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Junior Scientists Class (Age 6-10): Insects - 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Zac Brown Band – 6:45pm – NRG Park
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park

Friday, March 13, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Spring Break at Bayou Bend - 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Spring Break at the Museum – 11:00-3:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:30pm – Main Street Theater
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 4:30 & 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park
French Cultures Festival – 6:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Pit Bull – 6:45pm – NRG Park

Saturday, March 14, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Free Unlimited Train Rides – 10:00-5:00pm – Hermann Park (Members)
Family Day: Spring Holidays – 1:00-4:00pm – Asia Society
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Billy Currington - 3:45pm – NRG Park
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 4:30 & 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park

Sunday, March 15, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 12:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:00 & 4:00pm – Main Street Theater
Family Zone: “Geometric Patterns in the Arts of Islamic World” - 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Sketching in the Galleries – 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Bayou Bend Family Day: Springtime Sensation – 1:00-5:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 1:30 & 5:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo:La Arrolladora Banda El Limón  - 3:45pm – NRG Park

Monday, March 16, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Spring Break at Bayou Bend - 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Discovery STEM: Spring Break Week presented by BG Group – 10:00-4:00pm – Discovery Green
Spring Break at the Museum – 11:00-3:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:30pm – Main Street Theater
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Dierks Bentley - 6:45pm – NRG Park

Tuesday, March 17, 2015: 
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Spring Break at Bayou Bend - 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Discovery STEM: Spring Break Week presented by BG Group – 10:00-4:00pm – Discovery Green
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Spring Break at the Museum – 11:00-3:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:30pm – Main Street Theater
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Ariana Grande - 6:45pm – NRG Park
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park

Wednesday, March 18, 2015:
Rodeo Value Wednesday – NRG Park ($5 Admission or $10 Rodeo/Concert)
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Spring Break at Bayou Bend - 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Discovery STEM: Spring Break Week presented by BG Group – 10:00-4:00pm – Discovery Green
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:30pm – Main Street Theater
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Florida Georgia Line - 6:45pm – NRG Park (Value Day!)
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park

Thursday, March 19, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE Thursday 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE Thursday 2:00-5:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE Thursdays 10:00-9:00pm
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Spring Break at Bayou Bend - 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Discovery STEM: Spring Break Week presented by BG Group – 10:00-4:00pm – Discovery Green
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Creative Moves for Tots – 10:30am – Nia Moves
Spring Break at the Museum – 11:00-3:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:30pm – Main Street Theater
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 4:30 & 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Blake Shelton - 6:45pm – NRG Park

Friday, March 20, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Spring Break at Bayou Bend - 10:00-4:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection
Discovery STEM: Spring Break Week presented by BG Group – 10:00-4:00pm – Discovery Green
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Spring Break at the Museum – 11:00-3:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:30pm – Main Street Theater
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 4:30 & 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: The Band Perry - 6:45pm – NRG Park

Saturday, March 21, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Strawberry Picking & Farm Fun – 10:00-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Bubblefest – 11:00-2:00pm – Vineyard Church
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Brad Paisley - 3:45pm – NRG Park
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 4:30 & 8:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park

Sunday, March 22, 2015:
Houston Rodeo – NRG Park
Amazingly Immature Spring Break – 12:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – 1:00 & 4:00pm – Main Street Theater
Family Zone: “Geometric Patterns in the Arts of Islamic World” - 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Sketching in the Galleries – 1:00-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – 1:30 & 5:00pm – Sam Houston Race Park
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo: Luke Bryan - 3:45pm – NRG Park



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  February 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2015

Train and Water at Hermann Park
Plan on a great week and weekend in Houston with your little Valentines!

Celebrate Love and Friendship at the Bayou Bend Collection. The free family day in the gardens of the Ima Hogg mansion includes crafts, entertainment and tours.  Family days are one of my favorite Houston events… just getting from the parking lot to the property takes you over a long, bouncy, cable bridge over the bayou.  In the gardens, you can wonder through the paths to find the hidden seating areas around each corner.

Make your own fun and find a picnic spot for your little Valentines HERE.  If you make your way to Hermann Park, ride the train as many times as you want, for free, on Saturday.  Membership is $50 per year and gives you free rides every second Saturday.  It also lets you skip the long train line that wraps around the station, every day of the year.  Just head to the front, show your card at the member’s entrance, and get the seats your kids have been begging for.

You can also celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Chinese Community Center.  It is a multi-cultural Asian celebration with a market place of family fun!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): February 5-11, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of February 5-11, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, February 5-11, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for February 5-11!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  February 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2015

Handkerchiefs at Craft Museum
It’s a good week and weekend to be a kid in Houston!

On Saturday, Hands-On Houston returns to the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Stop in between 11:00-3:00pm to make your free Pop Up Card.  Cut and glue and watch the pieces pop up when opened!

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Asia Society on Saturday, with storytelling, painting and crafts.

On Sunday, head to Discovery Green for FROSTIVAL and the closing of the ice rink for the season.  There will be Ice carving competitions, ice skating demonstrations, ice ping-pong table games, ice graffiti wall, ice throne for pictures, Amerigroup snow zone (4:00-6:00pm), music and ArtX Art Car glow parade!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Celebrate the Year of the Goat! Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, for Lunar New Year!

Dragon Dance
Happy Lunar New Year!  It’s the Year of the Goat and Houston is celebrating!  Here’s what’s happening around town:

Creation Station: Lunar New Year – February 7, 1:00-3:00pm – Asia Society
Kids can celebrate the New Year by learning how the years were named, with painting and crafts!

Lunar New Year Festival – February 14, 10:00-4:00pm – Chinese Community Center 
This free festival has food, music, lion and dragon dances and more!

Lions! Dragons! Fireworks! – February 21, 22, 11:00-7:00pm – Viet Hoa Center 
This two day festival has lion and dragon dances and much more!

Texas Lunar Festival – 10:00-5:00pm – Discovery Green 
This Lunar New Year Celebration is chaired by Mayor Annise Parker and is at Discovery Green!  Tickets are required.

Chinese New Year Festival – February 28 – Mandarin Chinese New Year Festival 
​Wrap up the New Year holiday at the Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School. This HISD magnet school immerses the elementary age kids in Mandarin Chinese language and culture. Visit the event for performances, food, market place and activities!​



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): January 29 – February 4, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of January 29-February 4, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, January 29-February 4, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for January 29 – February 4!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: