Top 8 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – February 1-7, 2016

Houston Childrens Museum Ceiling
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week (posted prior to the full list going live), here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, February 1-7, 2016.
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1. On Monday, skate for half the price at Discovery Green’s Cheap Skate Night!

2.  On Tuesday, participate in the Family Storybook Circle at the Museum of Fine Arts.  Museum educators read a story in the galleries and lead families on a brief exploration of a large-scale photograph by New York-based artist Vera Lutter, on view in the exhibition Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds.

3.  On Wednesday, take the tots to Mommy Mingle at the Children’s Museum.

4.  On Thursday, enjoy Free Admission in the museum district!

5.  On Saturday, attend our favorite Hands On Houston at the Craft Museum.  This month you can make Clever Clothespin Toys.  The event is free and for all ages, just stop in and make a craft while supplies last.

6.  On Saturday, take your young readers to the Bookworm Book Festival at Spring Oaks Middle School.  The event will feature 6 popular and award-winning authors and illustrators of books for young people, including Mac Barnett, Doreen Cronin, Jennifer Sattler, Stephen Savage, Emma Virjan and Salina Yoon.

7.  On Saturday, go to Main Street Theater to see Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans.

8.  On Sunday, take the bigger little kids back to Main Street Theater to see Bridge to Terabithia.

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, all month long, look HERE for Lunar New Year Celebrations all over Houston!



Family Friendly Lunar New Year Celebrations in Houston 2016

Dragon Dance
Happy New Year!  If you are looking for Family Friendly Lunar New Year Festivals, see the round up of Houston events below!

 

February 4-10, 2016: Lunar New Year Wonderweek – Children’s Museum of Houston

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey!  Be  immersed in Houston’s diverse Asian heritage with interactive activities, including making ancient Chinese scrolls, learning about moon phases, designing fire lanterns and more!

 

February 6, 2016: Lunar New Year Festival 10:00-4:00pm – Chinese Community Center

Music and dance performances from local groups, vendors offering art, games, food and prizes and activities for kids.

 

February 7, 2016: Lunar New Year Festival 6:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with DJ Sun and musical guests Us and People Like You. “Journey from Qingxi” an audio visual performance highlights this art filled celebration including a dance performance from Dance of Asian America.

 

February 13, 2016:  Texas Lunar New Year Festival 10:30-7:00pm – Hermann Square at City Hall

Celebrate every culture celebrating the Asian Lunar New Year!

 

February 13, 14, 2016: Lunar New Year Houston 11:00-7:00pm – Viet Hoa Center

The largest Asian special event in the State of Texas! The only public Lunar New Year event still celebrated with traditional fireworks.

 

February 20, 2016:  Chinese New Year Festival 10:00-2:00pm – Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School

Traditional Chinse Performances, Student Performances, Dragon Dance, Cultural Crafts, Games, Market Place, Free Admission, Tickets for Games.



What Did You Miss? 13 Posts on BigKidSmallCity for January 23-29, 2016!

Turning Los Trompos at Discovery Green
I know there is a lot of information on BigKidSmallCity and sometimes it can be hard to find!  To help you locate the new posts from last week, here are the updates from January 23-29, 2016!

Weekend Events:

Discounts for this Week:

Things to Do in Houston:

Kid Friendly Restaurants:

If you want all this emailed to you each week, go HERE!



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): January 28-February 3, 2016

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of January 28, 2016, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, January 28-February 3, 2016!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for January 28-February 3!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



Discount Tickets: Harlem Globetrotters at NRG – January 30, 31, 2016!

The Harlem Globetrotters: 90th Anniversary World Tour swings by Houston on January 30 and 31, 2016!

Full price tickets are $52.00-$62.00 but it looks like affiliate Goldstar has tickets for $28.00-$33.00. Look for them HERE.

Harlem Globetrotters
Sat, Jan 30 @ 2:00pm | $28.00 – $33.00
Sat, Jan 30 @ 7:00pm | $28.00 – $33.00
Sun, Jan 31 @ 2:00pm | $28.00 – $33.00

For almost a century, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters have been showcasing some of the greatest athletes on the planet with their unrivaled family show. Now, for their 90th Anniversary World Tour, the Globetrotters are assembling a rotating roster of their best-loved players and bringing you all the ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, side-splitting comedy and on-court fan interaction that have made them legends. You might catch female stars TNT and Sweet J’s dazzling dribbling, two-time Guinness World Record holder Thunder’s monster dunks, or showmen Big Easy, Ant and Hi-Lite’s hilarious antics. See for yourself why the Globetrotters have won hundreds of millions of fans worldwide when they hit the court at NRG Arena in Houston.

Learn more HERE!

 



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 28, 29, 30, 31, February 1, 2, 3, 2016

Discovery Green Listening Vessels
Enjoy another great week and weekend in Houston with your family!

Take the family to the opera with the Houston Grand Opera to Go! presents The Puffed-Up Prima Donna at HCC on Thursday through Saturday.  This free event is an original opera surrounding the topic of social cruelty and bullying.

Visiting Discovery Green is always a sure bet for family fun with Los Trompos, Field of Light, the playground and the ICE at Discovery Gree.  Also, on Friday, watch Aerosol Warfare and Houston Lowriders live painting and look at the low rider cars on display.  On Sunday, see Houston’s top figure skaters at Houston Skating Starz.  On Monday, skate for half the price with Cheap Skate Night at Discovery Green!

This weekend you can also watch the amazing Harlem Globetrotters at NRG!  Look at the affiliate Goldstar discount tickets so you do not pay so much!

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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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 28, 29, 30, 31, February 1, 2, 3, 2016


Top 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – January 25-31, 2016

Houston is Inspired Mural by Market Square Park
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week (posted prior to the full list going live), here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, January 25-31, 2016.
affiliate links included

1. On Monday, ice skate for half the price at Cheap Skate Night at Discovery Green!

2.  On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, take the family to the opera with the Houston Grand Opera to Go! presents The Puffed-Up Prima Donna at HCC on Thursday through Saturday.  This free event is an original opera surrounding the topic of social cruelty and bullying.

3.  On Friday, watch Aerosol Warfare and Houston Lowriders live painting and look at the low rider cars on display.

4.  On Saturday, go to Super Saturday (BOGO Free Admission) at the Downtown Aquarium. (Need to print coupon)

5.  On Saturday and Sunday, watch the amazing Harlem Globetrotters at NRG!  Look at the affiliate Goldstar discount tickets so you do not pay so much!

6.  On Sunday, see Houston’s top figure skaters at Houston Skating Starz.

7.-9.  All week long, take the family to Los Trompos, Field of Light, the playground and the ICE at Discovery Green!

Top 9 January 25


13 Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, Posts on BigKidSmallCity January 16-22, 2016!

Tolerance at Buffalo Bayou Park
I know there is a lot of information on BigKidSmallCity and sometimes it can be hard to find!  To help you locate the new posts from last week, here are the updates from January 16-22, 2016!

Weekend Events:

Discounts for this Week:

Things to Do in Houston:

Kid Friendly Restaurants:

If you want all this emailed to you each week, go HERE!



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): January 21-27, 2016

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of January 21, 2016, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: