How to Spend Your Weekend: Savor New Restaurants, Sunshine & More!

Central Market's in-person cooking classes are back!

FROM ADVENTUROUS NEW dining experiences to outdoor art festivals, your weekend plans are shaping up quite nicely. Check out what's going on around town!



TASTE-TEST A TASTING MENU UH and Uchi alum Thomas Stacy recently announced a new 20-seat, BYOB restaurant dubbed ReikiNa, opening soon in CityCentre. Foodies can preview the concept during a series of pop-up dinners, with proceeds benefiting Southern Smoke. The first event takes place at Sanman Studios near UH Downtown tonight — with two to follow on April 15 and 23 — and reservations can be made for $150/person via Resy.

ENJOY BRUSHES AND BREWS Paint your next masterpiece in good company at B-52 Brewing tonight. Local artists guide painters, first-time or experienced, through each step of creating their own masterpieces. Get a ticket and join the fun at 6pm.

Central Market

CHANNEL A GOURMET CHEF Central Market's in-person cooking classes are back! This weekend, learn to cook four different meals: Make and take home empanadas tonight from 6:30-8:30pm; cook up a cowboy steak dinner Friday, 6:30-8:30pm; decorate cupcakes with spring flowers Saturday 11am-1pm; or join in on a Saturday night pizza party, 6-8pm. Find more information and to sign up, visitEventbrite.

BB Lemon

MUNCH ON MUDBUGS Still haven't gotten your crawfish fix? B.B. Lemon's got you covered — they're seeing crawfish season out with a bang! Beginning Saturday, a three-weekend series spotlights mudbugs and live-spun DJ tunes from 11am-3pm. It's $12.99 per pound, served with potatoes, sausage and corn. Delish!

Feges BBQ

TOAST FEGES' NEW LOCALE Join Feges BBQ for a pop-up party at its new Spring Branch location on Saturday. As part of the Spring Branch Village Feel Good Market (10am-2pm), Feges will serve barbecue (ready-to-eat and in bulk!) and other vendors will be providing farm-fresh goods, local wares, live music and more. No pre-orders this time — just show up and stock up!

PERUSE THE WATERWAY ARTS FESTIVAL Pack up and head north for the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival this weekend! From 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, stroll the banks of the Waterway while perusing art by nearly 200 regional and international artists — accompanied by live music! Expect a diverse mix of painting, drawing, fiber art, sculpture, jewelry, glass, woodworking, photography, mixed media, clayworks and digital art. Doors open early (at 9am) for guests 60 and older.

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