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Houston Weekend Events: Jan 19-21

Friday, January 19

Fiesta Friday

Want to switch it up your cardio routine? Try dancing with Kizomba Harmony this Friday, January 19. Fiesta Friday Socials take place on the third Friday of each month. This weekend, music will be curated by DJ Billy the Kiz, bringing the best sounds of Semba, Kizomba, Konpa, and more! Admission is $20 online until 6 pm, $25 afterward. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.


Saturday, January 20

Tai Chi

The Jung Center's Mind Body Spirit Institute and the Asia Society Texas Center are hosting FREE Tai Chi in the Pavilion at 10 am, led by instructor, Bing You. The tai chi session will take place at the new public art installation, "Heat Silhouette," created by Rafael Domenech and Tomas Vu. RSVP recommended.

The Silos Third Saturday Open Art Studios 12-5 pm

Come and mingle with some of Houston's artists in their studios and galleries at Sawyer Yards, 12-5 pm.

Participating arts studios:

Oyenike Okundaye 102

John Horvig 106

Ashkan Roayaee 108

Jeanne Jones 112

Lucia Navarez 113

Diane Gelman 119

Isabelle Dupuy 121

Debbie Gibbs 123

Rona Lesser 123

Julia Koutroulis 123

Michelle Collins 127

Carolina Ramirez 133

Patricia Blackwell 141

Marthann Masterson 202

Barbara Rubenstein 205

Joel Anderson 206

Carol Simon Studio 207

Anna Grove Photography 208

Rob Gladstone 209

Ann Duff 211

Nergis Mustafa 214

Art Machine Gallery 215

Fatima Donaldson 217

Karen Lindeman 217

Vivian Mora 217

Matthew Menger 218

April DeConik 220

Joy Hilley Art 226

Lynn Hogan 227

Richard Hall 227

Egidio Narvaez Photography 230

Rachel Gonzales 301

Sheila Leatherwood 302

Scott White 306

Alison Donaldson Art 308

Grace Phillips 309

Candis Smith 313

Ellen Hart Studios 314

For more information, visit their website.

Day Market at Montrose Live

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, Montrose Live hosts a Day Market featuring local artists, live music, and food from local vendors! Learn more about Montrose Live markets here.

Art in the Park

Learn some traditional embroidery skills that you can use to personalize your tote bags, hats, and clothing! Meet at the Jesse H Jones Park & Nature Center, 2-4 pm. Be sure to bring one item that you would like to embroider. All other materials are provided. To reserve your spot, visit Email for any questions.

Rebirth Jazz Band @ The Heights Theater at 7 pm

Come and listen to the Rebirth Brass Band with special guests Nik Parr & The Selfless Lovers at The Heights Theater. Purchase tickets here!

15th Muslim Family Night with the Houston Rockets

The Muslim Organization for Sports, Socials, & Education is organizing a family night out at the Toyota Center! Come out with your friends, family, and neighbors as the Rockets take on the Utah Jazz, on Saturday, January 20, 7-10:30 pm, at the Houston Toyota Center. Purchase tickets here and the promo code 'Muslim." (Children under 3 do not require a ticket). For questions, email if you have any questions!


Sunday, January 21

Rice Village Farmers Market

This market hosts local vendors, selling a variety of goods from coffee to grass-fed meat. Come and start your day with bites from our vendors every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 9 am - 1 pm. Visit their website to learn more.

Sound Healing Workshop

India House Houston is hosting a FREE sound healing workshop, 12:30-1 pm. As listed above, here are the benefits of sound therapy:

Enhances productivity

Ignites Creativity

Relieves stress

Improve moods

Floods brain with dopamine

Release of oxytocin

Improves communication

Improves memory

Helps anxiety, PTSD, pain, negative emotions and mood swings

Improves sleep

Creates a stronger immune system

Lowers blood pressure

Opens the pineal gland –– the organ in charge of intuition.

For more information about India House Houston and other free fitness programming, visit

Faith & Family Night

KSBJ and Vida Unida are hosting the Faith & Family Night with the Rockets at the Toyota Center. When you purchase your tickets to the Rockets v. Celtics game, a t-shirt and admission to the post-game concert with Danny Gokey & Evan Craft are included. KSBJ and Vida Unida are also partnering with the local charity, Better Than I Found It. Be sure to bring a pack of new socks or underwear to drop off at donation boxes when you arrive!


Industry Announcements

Houston Public Works Artist Info Session #2

On Wednesday, January 24 at 5 pm, Houston Public Works and the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs are hosting a virtual information session for a new art project. They are accepting submissions from artists or artist teams to create an installation within Buffalo Bayou Park, memorializing the City of Houston employees who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Register for the information session here.

New HCCC Artists in Residence

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft has announced this season's artists in residency! Learn more about the three new artists at

Civic Art Program Report

Learn about all the things the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs manages The City of Houston’s Civic Art Program, which produces and conserves permanent visual artworks around Houston. Learn more in their recent equity report!

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