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Events in Houston this May - Covid-19 Edition

Events in Houston this May - Covid-19 Edition

Houston may begin to open back up soon. Restaurants may be able to offer dine-in service again and retail establishments are hoping to open by offering drive-by pick-ups of items for sale. Haircuts by a professional may be a thing sooner than later, though safe practices must be established before these businesses can reopen. In the mean time, there are still plenty of fun events taking place in Houston, and elsewhere, that are online. Here's a list of fun online things you can do in Houston this May.

Events in Houston this May - Covid-19 Edition

Virtual Cooking Classes from Well Done

When: May 1st & 2nd, 2020

Choose from a variety of cooking courses. Cuisine include Asian, French, Italian, Southern, and Baking. Classes cost $69 per person.

Party on the Plaza

When: May 2nd, 2020

Where: KHOU Online

Party On The Plaza is RETURNING on Saturday, May 2, but this time audiences can experience the musical performances at home and give to those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

KHOU 11 and Houston First are partnering to create a virtual Party On The Plaza, benefitting the Houston Food Bank.

Celebrities and high-profile personalities including: Houston Astros 3rd Baseman, Alex Bregman; Scott McClelland, President of HEB; James Beard award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega; Rapper Bun B; Mayor Sylvester Turner and host Deborah Duncan will join a star-studded musical lineup for an evening of entertainment, advocacy and community celebration.

Tune in to KHOU 11 and enjoy, as we bring the party to you.

Rainbow Lodge Facebook Live Wine Tastings

When: May 5th, 2020

Where: Facebook Live

The first virtual tasting on Tuesday, April 28 at 5 pm CST will feature Lindsay Woodard, owner of Retour Pinot Noir of Willamette Valley, Oregon.  The kits will include a bottle of 2014 Retour Pinot Noir, and Chef Mark's Wild Game Hunter's Pie for two.  Cost for this virtual wine tasting kit is $115 plus tax, and people can call now to purchase their kit and it will be ready for pick-up on between noon and 8 pm on Sunday, April 26, Monday, April 27 or Tuesday, April 28.  

The kit and other food, wine and spirits from Rainbow Lodge can be ordered by calling 713-861-8666.

Urban Harvest Drive-Thru Sunday Supper

When: May 9th & 10th, 2020

Where: 2752 Buffalo Speedway

2nd Floor Parking Garage

Pick up a Tony’s Meal Kit curated by Chef Austin Waiter at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market Drive Thru. This meal kit will serve 4 by pairing signature flavors from Tony’s kitchen with select items from our Farmers Market farmers, ranchers, and artisans. The kit will be complete with ingredients, including a recipe card, for you to prepare the meal at home. All you need is basic cooking equipment and items, like oil, salt and pepper. To top it off, we will host a live, interactive cooking class through Zoom on Sunday, May 10th, in which Chef Austin will walk you through each step of the recipe to show you how to create an unforgettable dinner, reminiscent of Tony’s, in your home kitchen. Tony’s Meal Kit can be purchased for $75.

Arts & Crafts Online with the Orange Show

When: Now through May 16th, 2020

Where: Discovery Green

How to Make Slim

If you have 5 minutes and 4 ingredients, you can make ooey, gooey, fun-for-hours slime! Watch as Houston artist Que Byers from The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art shows you how.

Mad Hatter and the No-Good, Very Bad Coronavirus

When: Now through May 16th, 2020

Where: Discovery Green

Join us as the Mad Hatter hilariously learns about germs and discovers a safe way to have his tea party. This one-act play by Robb Brunson of InterActive Theater Company, a Young Audiences of Houston program, teaches health literacy to children of all ages.

Virtual Flea Market

When: Now through May 16th, 2020

Where: Discovery Green

Discovery Green is committed to finding new ways to serve our partners and our audience to build on our mission of serving as a village green and a source of health and happiness.

As a result, Flea by Night, an event that features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items, mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles, and crafts by local artisans and designers, is now virtually available to you! Online only!

These small businesses rely on flea markets and popup events such as the now canceled Discovery Green Flea by Night. Shop and support local Houston businesses!

Weekly Saturday Farm Stand (Covid-19 Drive-By Pick-Up)

When: Saturdays | 9am - Noon

Where: Hope Farms

10401 Scott Street

Houston, TX

During the current Covid-19 Lockdown, our Farm Stand continues to serve you every Saturday morning from 9 to noon, offering just-harvested produce. We will be serving our customers with a drive through operation. Order your produce in advance and we will have it ready for you:

Or we can take your order from your car when you arrive.

We hope that soon, Hope Farms and our country will be back to normal where you can come by and visit, pick up your veggies and cooking tips, let the kids play in the Children's Garden, wander through our Chefs Kitchen Garden for inspiration, say "hi" to Valentino and his chicks and in general benefit from the tranquility you will find right smack dab in the city.

Keep up with whats happening by following us here or on our website at www.hopefarmsHTX org

Your purchase of our locally grown produce benefits your own good health and supports Recipe for Success Foundation's work to teach, empower and inspire healthy eating including our program to teach veterans to farm.