Bundle Up or Hunker Down: What to Do This Weekend

Bundle Up or Hunker Down: What to Do This Weekend

Good Morning Pizza (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)

WEATHER THE COLD front with a movie, brunch or beer. This weekend has plenty of options on tap for Valentines, galentines and families alike. Be sure to check that weather-permitting events are still on before heading out!


BREWS AND BRUSHES WITH YOUR BOO Join B-52 Brewing on Thursday at 6pm for a colorful night of artistic expression and signature beers. Secure tickets for a painting class with Wine & Design here. Or, if making art isn't quite your speed, hit up the Valentine's Market on Saturday afternoon to buy some. Find meats, treats and last-minute gifts — and get the first taste of the just-released Tart After Dark, B52's cherry-chocolate-almond sour.

STREAM A CONCERT FROM THE COUCH Midtown's Beats and Eats goes virtual this Friday! Stream performances from Mango Punch and DJ Jorge starting at 6:30pm. Since food can't be catered to a virtual event, Midtown has partnered with area restaurants to promote local eats also encourage supporting local restaurants; Oporto is this month's featured eatery. Mouth-watering tapas and live music right from your own couch — what could be better?

BRIGHTEN THE WEEKEND WITH BLOOMS Brighten up any space or anyone's day with flowers this weekend! CityCentre hosts a Freedom Floral pop-up shop from 11am-1pm on Friday. There will be beautiful and unique arrangements at a range of price points, plus tulips by the dozen. Pre-order on Thursday or Friday by emailing chelsea@freedomfloral.com and swing by to pick up your arrangement. And keep an eye out: Freedom Floral will open on Long Point later this year!

MAKE THE MOST OF MARDI GRAS Laissez les bons temps rouler at B&B Butchers & Restaurant with a fun Mardi Gras themed brunch. There's a special menu with NOLA-inspired dishes, specialty cocktails, live dueling pianos — and what's Mardi Gras without face-painting and beads? Join in the celebration from 11am-3pm on Saturday; secure a spot here.

CATCH A HOUSTON-CENTRIC FLICK! Curl up with a new action-packed movie, produced and directed by Houstonians, this weekend. Narco Sub is based on a true story about a retired Navy SEAL who was forced to pilot a makeshift submarine from Colombia to Miami after his family is kidnapped by a cartel. The movie was just released on Prime Video for rent or purchase.

MARKET FOR THE WILLFULLY SINGLE Sick of love? Hit the Lonely Hearts Fest on Saturday and love on yourself with gifts, or cleanse your mind and closet at the "dump your ex's stuff" charity donation boxes. Plus, browse the pet adoption corrals if you think you're ready for a special little someone. All of this and more at the new M-K-T Heights development from noon til 5pm.

GO BIG OR GO HOME FOR V-DAY Houston restaurants have some great weekend plans for Valentines, galentines and fab friends. Check out CityBook's romantic recommendations for a special night out — or big night in.

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