Things to do this February in Houston


February is the shortest month and yet sometimes it feels like the longest one of the twelve. The days are getting longer but still night comes a little too soon. Don’t spend the evenings sitting around watching TV or surfing the net. There’s way too much stuff to do in Houston to be suffering from any kind of cabin fever.

Get out there and catch a play, a game or a concert. Houston has one of the most vibrant nightlifes in the country, all you need to do is find something that appeals to your sensibilities.

Here are just a few ways you can spend your time in Houston this February:

Show Boat

It’s not too late to get tickets to the final performance of Show Boat at the Houston Grand Opera this weekend. Tickets can be purchased until 4pm on the night of the event.

Feb. 6, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. | Feb. 9, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.

Ol’ Man River — he just keeps rolling along. Show Boat follows the theatrical family of The Cotton Blossom as it sails the Mississippi providing musical entertainment at towns along the river. A magical score and epic story make Show Boat a seminal work of the musical theater with a uniquely American accent.

A co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, and Washington National Opera
Photo credit: Peter Davison

Catch Me If You Can

Shows run daily at Broadway Across America – Houston

February 05, 2013 – February 10, 2013

Catch Me If You Can is a Broadway Musical written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman, featuring a book by Terrence McNally.  The show is based on the 2002 film of the same name which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and follows the story of con man Frank Abagnale Junior.  Mc Nally’s libretto is also based on Abagnale’s 1980 autobiography and is a musical comedy.

Click here for more details and show times

Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Straits of Houston

February 05, 2013 – February 10, 2013

In honor of Chinese New Year on February 10, STRAITS will be offering special menu items for that weekend (February 8 – 10). Enjoy the Singapore Yu Sheng Hamachi with avocado spun radish and spicy yuzu dressing ($14); Braised Pork Belly & Long Life Noodles with fresh clams, Asian herbs and pickled turnips ($17); and Asian Pesto Steamed Red Snapper with sticky rice and sea scallop tomato salsa ($28).

Regular menu items will also be available. In keeping with Chinese New Year tradition, patrons will also receive customary red envelopes—symbols of good luck and prosperity—with a special gift inside.

A Vaudevillian Valentine’s at Prohibition

February 14, 2013 – February 14, 2013

Only for that special someone…

This Valentines take her some place special.  Prohibition and the Moonlight Dolls present A Vaudevillian Valentine’s with a special 4 course dinner and show! Click here to make reservations at Prohibition.


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