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Houston Events You Can’t Miss in January

Happy New Year! Gosh, 2018 went fast! Let’s not let that happen again, ok? Enjoy every minute of this new year by doing all the fun things!

The Rest of the Month:

  • Joystix freeplay Friday: First (Jan 4) and last (Jan. 25) Fridays of the month from 9 pm to 2 am. It’s $15 cash to play allllll the arcade games you’ve ever wanted. More.
  • Wizard Bar Crawl: Saturday, Jan. 26, starting at Dean’s, at 4 pm. Calling all witches and wizards! Unite!
  • LAUNCH fashion show: Saturday, Jan. 26, 5 to 8 pm, in Discovery Green. The free fashion show will feature looks provided by more than 40 Houston-based designers, alongside headline designer Chloe Dao, winner of “Project Runway” Season 2. There will also be a Pop-Up Market open for shopping both before and after the show with a variety of great products from more than 20 LAUNCH vendors. Immediately following the show, guests can enjoy an After Party with a live DJ.
  • Iliza Shlesinger at Revention Center: Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 pm. HAVE YOU SEEN THE LEAVES! Our all-time favorite comedian is coming to town (never mind the fact that we originally bought tickets for a November show she had to cancel, not bitter). Whether you’re a party goblin or a shedragon — as long as you’re not a mermaid — her show sure won’t disappoint. (Trust us, seen her 3 times and counting). Tix.
  • Game of Thrones Trivia: Thursday, Jan 31, at 7 pm, at Great Heights Brewery. Winter is here, have some beer. GOT to be there.


  • Cirque du Soleil in Houston at Sam Houston Race Park: Friday, Jan 11, to Feb. 3. Various times. Y’all, the circus is coming into town. More here.
  • Zoo Lights! Frolic after dark with the animals all season long at this festive event for those young and old! More here.
  • Discovery Green’s The Ice: Skate around the Christmas tree! All the deets here.
  • Bingo in the Biergarten: Mondays at 6 at Karbach. Feeling lucky?
  • Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol at MFAH. Through Jan 27. Look at the monarchy of Great Britain from a new angle. More here.

Darn, missed these:

  • Joystix freeplay Friday: First (Jan 4) and last (Jan. 25) Fridays of the month from 9 pm to 2 am. It’s $15 cash to play allllll the arcade games you’ve ever wanted. More.
  • Champagne and Yoga- New Year New Start- Benefiting United Against Human Trafficking: Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 am. Namaste before you mimosa. Plus, this benefits a great cause! More deets.
  • Brew Years Resolution at Eureka Heights: Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 am to 4 pm. If your resolution was to workout more but not drink less, cheers.
  • BYOD Houston Masquerade Pawty: Saturday, Jan. 5, 3 to 5 pm at Batanga Houston. Issa pawty, y’all. Woof.
  • Harry Potter Trivia and Menu Items: Sunday, Jan 6, 5 to 8 pm, at Kings Bierhaus. Practice your favorite spells and eat VERY authentic magical food. Accio!
  • New Year Houston Taco Run: Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 am. Will run for tacos. Let’s go.
  • Goat Yoga at Nett Bar: Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11:30 am. Can you downward dog with a goat nibbling your toes? Find out.
  • Royals Doggie Day at MFAH: Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 4 pm. This free event is sure to be so stinking cute. Dogs. Dressed up as people. Royal people. Bring your pup! I’m the emcee!! Deets here.
  • Dream Machine. Saturday, Jan. 12, 6 pm to 2 am. An audio/ visual installation event dedicated to interactive and immersive technology, art, music and design comes to Houston for its third year. Expect to see the best and brightest artists scattered throughout Houston and Austin’s music & art sphere to bring to you an intricately designed, finely tuned and well oiled beast that can only be described as Dream Machine. $35 pp. More.
  • Women Founders Series — Happy Hour: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 5 to 7 pm. Mix and mingle with other entrepreneurs in the #HOUtech community! Talk about your startup, grow your network, and enjoy a drink or two. Ladies night.
  • Parks and Rec trivia at Ladybirds: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 8 pm to midnight. Treat yo’self to a night out. Mousetrap will be playing. Event sponsored by Rent a Swag. Deets here.
  • Onesie Bar Crawl: Friday, Jan 18, 6 pm to midnight off Washington (Starting at Concrete Cowboy). Get comfy.
  • Shake Out Run with Meb Keflezghi: Thursday, Jan. 17 – 5 p.m., Memorial Park. More deets here.
  • Houston Marathon Kickoff Party feat. The Nirvana Experience & Weezhur – Friday, Jan. 18, doors open at 7 p.m., House of Blue. Tickets are complimentary to runners and non-running friends are able to purchase a ticket for $12. Spread the word and attend to represent if ‘90s cover bands are your jam! More here.
  • THE MARATHON! Sunday, January 20, at 7 am. Cheer on the runners (if you’re not also running!). Here’s where to watch!

We’ve rounded up a few festive New Year’s Eve events!

Guys, stay safe this NYE — don’t put yourself or others in danger by driving after drinking. Plan your safe rides using Lyft. Get $5 off with the code “NYEPLAN18“. Texas law firm, Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, is also sponsoring free rides up to $30 for NYE. You pay upfront and get reimbursed. Full details here.

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