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:

Galveston Restaurant Week (January 6th-21st)

Galveston Restaurant Week is back for the 7th year! This is always a great time to get out and try a new place or enjoy a delicious meal at one of your favorites (and it’s all for a great cause). During this 16-day culinary experience, participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus showcasing the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes, and tastiest culinary gems that Galveston has to offer.

Snow Day in Historic Baytown Town Square (Saturday, January 13th)

The City of Baytown Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for almost 75 tons of snow at Baytown’s Town Square on January 13th! The 3rd annual Snow Day will be a FREE event open to all children and feature two large eight foot snow slides, one extra large 12 foot snow slide complete with snow discs and toboggans, 4 lane bunny hill for smaller children, two large general play areas, and special guest visitors for children to take pictures with!

I’ll Have What She’s Having Brunch (Sunday, January 14th)

Featuring the who’s who in the Houston food and beverage industry, The “I’ll Have What She’s Having Benefit Dinner” will showcase an all-female cast of veteran chefs, up-and-coming culinarians and top industry professionals. Head to Paulie’s Restaurant for a unprecedented 3-course brunch experience with Patricia Burdette, Jody Stevens, Monica Pope, Kris Sowell, and Laurie Harvey. All profits will be used to fund education programs at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

Handpainted Silk Scarves Workshop (Sunday, January 14th)

Learning something new is always a good way to start the New Year! Sparrow and The Nest offer small group workshops run by experienced instructors and artists. There are many different workshops offered and each is roughly three hours. Attendees get a snack and beverage along with their completed work!

Battle Of The Bands Competition (Sunday, January 14th)

The 17th Annual MLK Battle Of The Bands Competition is an event that many Houstonians mark on their calendars well in advance. It is truly a sight to see as more than 20 nationally acclaimed marching bands from around the country (including Texas, California, Louisiana, and Oklahoma) go head to head in an all battle between the best. This is one of the largest high school band competitions in the U.S. and you don’t want to miss out on this spectacular showcase of talent.

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