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Houston is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the United States, and visitors can always find a diverse range of events in the city throughout the week.
You can attend events at the vibrant and contemporary theater and museum districts, experience the exhilarating live music scene or enjoy professional sports events. There is something for everyone to experience in Space City!
Are you planning to visit Houston in the last days of January or the first week of February? We’ve put together a list of things to do in Houston that you can enjoy:
Rock It Out With TOOL at the Toyota Center
Metal rockers TOOL are back on tour after a long hiatus—they’ve released a new album after 13 years! Their new album Fear Inoculum has been very well-received by fans and critics alike, proving beyond doubt that this band has not lost its edge after all these years.
This long-awaited North American leg of their tour is an excellent opportunity to enjoy this epic metal band’s live prowess. Fans are eager to see their favorite rockers live, and this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy their fantastic music with a large crowd.
TOOL will be supported by the American alternative rock band, Blonde Redhead. For ticket holders attending this event, masks are strongly encouraged but not required. The tour promoter is not requiring ticket holders to provide proof of vaccine for COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test to attend this event.
Address: Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002
Timing: Friday, February 4 at 7:30 pm
Ticket Price: $90 and up (excluding order and delivery tax)
Watch the Houston Rockets in Action
If you’re an NBA fan looking for a fun night out with your buddies, watch the Houston Rockets play at the Toyota Center. NBA games are always electric, and there’s nothing quite like the riveting competition between two professional teams in an epic clash.
This week, the Houston Rockets will be playing two games, first on January 31 against Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors, and then on February 3 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Both games promise to be enthralling affairs – you won’t want to miss them!
Address: 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002
Timing: Monday, January 31, and Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, event starts at 7:00 pm
Ticket Price: Starts at $30 for Rockets vs. Warriors, starts at $7 for Rockets vs. Cavaliers
Immerse Your Senses in a Special Van Gogh Exhibit
Vincent van Gogh’s works are timeless, and millions of people around the world appreciate the hundreds of masterpieces that he created. But what if you could take it a step further and have a one-of-a-kind immersive experience of his artwork?
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a mesmerizing 20,000 square foot light and sound show that showcases two-story projections of the master’s most popular and captivating artwork. Encounter the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists in 360 degrees.
You can also opt for a one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality interactive tour: a peaceful ten-minute journey where you can live a day in the life of the artist. The visual journey features the inspiration behind eight of his most iconic works, including Starry Night Over The Rhone River and Vincent’s Bedroom at Arles.
It’s the perfect experience for visitors of all ages! It is all digital, hands-free, and perfect for our socially distant world. Its rich content is suitable for a broad audience, including families, school groups, couples, and seniors.
Address: Regal Houston Marq’e Stadium 23 and IMAX, 7620 Katy Fwy. Houston, Texas 77024
Timing: January 31 – Feb 5, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (Thursday & Fridays), 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Saturdays & holidays), 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Sundays)
Ticket Price: $19.90 to $54.50; free entry for kids under four years old
Experience the Magic of Mozart with the Houston Grand Opera
Classical music fans, this one is for you! Houston Grand Opera brings you the musical brilliance of Mozart, complemented by stunning visuals that bring to life the composer’s masterpiece, “The Magic Flute.”
With silent film-style projections, the HGO brings the audience into an enchanted make-believe world for an immersive experience like no other.
Address: Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Timing: February 4 to 13, 7:30 pm
Ticket Price: $25 to $250
Watch High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest
Do you want a dose of teen nostalgia? Tony Award-winning theatre company Alley Theatre is here to take you down memory lane and back to school with their latest production.
Watch as friends and rivals of Riverside High School’s competitive theatre troupe duke it out in this uniquely Texan and thoroughly universal coming-of-age comedy. The play is crafted by Texan playwright Vichet Chum and directed by Houston native Tiffany Nichole Greene.
Address: 615 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Timing: January 21 – February 13, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 ppm
Ticket Price: $28 to $74
Enjoy the Vibe at the Mosaic Music Lounge
Mosaic of Light is an immersive art experience by the artist collective HYBYCOZO, and it has quickly become one of the most popular places to be in Houston. The artwork prompts you to discover new ways of seeing shape, light, and shadow.
The Mosaic Music Lounge, sponsored by PNC Bank, overlooks the dazzling Mosaic of Light and is the perfect place to enjoy a night out with your friends. The event features DJ Sun along with a roster of featured DJs. There are creative cocktails available for purchase, but entry is free!
Address: 1500 McKinney Street Houston, TX 77010
Timing: February 4, 6 to 9 pm
Tickets: Free entry
The Wonders of Wetlands Await
Do you love nature? Are you intrigued by the diverse ecosystems found in Houston? Celebrate World Wetlands Day at the Houston Arboretum.
Wetlands are some of the most biologically productive ecosystems, and they play a very important role in nature. The Arboretum is the perfect place to spend your Saturday morning with your family!
In this outdoor event, you can learn how to protect local wetlands and construct your own water filters. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress in outdoor appropriate clothing.
Address: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Timing: February 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ticket Price: $30 member / $40 non member (per family, up to 4 people; $5 per additional family member)
There is something for everyone to enjoy in the city of Houston. Whether you’re a sports fan, adventure enthusiast, music lover, or all of the above, you will find fantastic events to enjoy each week.
You can also check out the diverse range of restaurants and cuisines that the city has to offer!
So where will you be spending this week in Houston? Do you have any suggestions on activities we may have missed out on? Leave your comments below!