Never again will you have to utter the words, “there is nothing going on in Houston”! Each week, we will bring you five swanky (and hand-picked) events that are sure to keep your social life in check. From art shows to culinary festivals, speakeasies, concerts, live performances, and pop-up shops, there is always something to do and to get into in H-town! Check out the fun things to do in Houston this week:

Dessert, Cheese, & Wine Class (Tuesday, February 20th)

If you are a cheese and dessert person that enjoys a little wine, then we’ve got a class for you. The Cheese Bar is hosting an evening of dessert, cheese, and wine tasting! The class will be covering some of the facts about cheese and how to pair them with desserts and wines.

Color in Motion (Thursday, February 22nd)

Color In Motion 5K is a chance for you to head out for a day of fitness and fun, dress in your wackiest outfit, and throw color on yourself and your friends–all that while supporting a great cause! Throughout the course, you will run through color stations where music will keep you pumped for the entire race! At the finish line, grab your race medal on your way to the Color Bash after party. A live DJ will keep the party going with beats, prizes, and yes, more color.

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest (Thursday-Saturday, February 22nd-24th)

The World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is one of the most anticipated events in Houston and officially kicks off the arrival of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each year. It’s all about the barbecue, live music, and fun times at the carnival!

Texas Rockin Food Truck Rally (Saturday, February 17th)

It’s time for some good music and some good eats by way of some of the best food trucks! Head to the 2nd Annual Texas Classic Rockin’ Food Truck Rally presented by Shiner Beers. This is one of the most substantial food truck events on the Gulf Coast. You can also vote for your favorite food truck as they compete for the Grand Champion of the Texas Classic Rockin’ Food Truck Rally.

Masquerade Woodlands (Saturday, February 24th)

The 1st annual Masquerade Woodlands event will feature everything Mardi Gras! Guests will enjoy live Zydeco, Jazz, and R&B music, great Creole, Cajun, and Southern eats, drinks, a free kids zone, Mardi Gras Pet Parade, and of course, beads, beads, and more beads! Early bird tickets start at $4 and VIP tickets are $60.

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