Friday, February 2
With the recent news of Elton John and Neil Diamond retiring from live performances fresh on our minds, we couldn’t help but recommend catching Barry Manilow in concert tonight at 8pm at Smart Financial Centre. Yes, it’s tonight, so if you are at a point in your life where spontaneity is achievable, “looks like we made it.”
Saturday, February 3
Unleash your inner artist at Hands-On Houston: Abstract Monoprints from 11am–3pm. Join resident artist Angel Olshove at Houston’s Center for Contemporary Craft to explore color, form and texture. Olshove’s vibrant clay works will inspire guests to play with color theory and shapes while exploring the color wheel and learning how to create new shades mixing primary colors. Discover how Olshove uses color combos like ombre pairs and organic shapes in her work. You’ll visit her studio, the Craft Garden and the new exhibit Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse in Craft to hopefully inspire your creation.
Activity takes place indoors, is on a first-come, first-served basis and while supplies last. Expect at least 25 minutes for the activity.
If you’ve never experienced Flamenco, it’s one of those things you must do. The style of Spanish music played usually on the guitar and accompanied by singing and spirited, rhythmical dancing performed to flamenco music can be felt all the way down to the soul. It will enliven in a way few performances can. Tablao Flamenco presented by the Houston Flamenco Collective will feature performances by various artists including Fanny Ara at Ovations (2536 Times Blvd., B, Houston, TX 77005), at 6 and 8:30pm. Tickets are $35 and are available at https://www.flamencocollective.com/store.html#!/Tablao-Flamenco-FANNY-ARA-6pm/p/97589213/category=0.
Whether you’re a fan of Dua Lipa’s catchy rifts or prefer the antics of Kid Rock, both are in town tonight. Not together, of course (although that could be interesting). Catch Dua at Revention Music Center and Rock at Toyota Center.
Sunday, February 4
You’re probably all Super Bowl-ing today, but here are a few things to start the day prior to the aforementioned event of the month.
Get your meditation in at the serene Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Participate in a 1-hour Guided Meditation 11am. 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007.
Discover the Avenida Houston entertainment district and the LAUNCH pop-up shop for emerging Houston designers and artists. Through February they are collaborating with HTX Boss Babes and honoring women by curating goods designed and produced by Houston women entrepreneurs. The local organization founded by Ellyse Espinoza and Gabriella Campos empowers female makers, bloggers, creatives, entrepreneurs and more.
LAUNCH is located in the Partnership Tower on the ground floor at 701 Avenida De Las Americas.