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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:

Thursday Night Take Over (Thursday, March 8th)

Each month, Fluff Bake Bar owner Rebecca Masson will showcase a new guest chef for her Thursday Night Take Over. This month will feature Christine Rivera of Galaxy Taco out of San Diego. Chef Rivera will create a menu of 3 to 4 dishes that will be available a la carte between 6-9 p.m. No tickets or reservations are required for this event, however, four “chef’s table” seats will be available for purchase each month at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

CORTEO by Cirque Du Soleil (Thursday-Sunday, March 8th-11th)

Cirque Du Soleil presents Corteo. Corteo tells the story of the clown Mauro who has passed away, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories frolic with the senses. The sound of laughter peals around the stage, visions of joyous tumblers and players fascinate the eyes. Get ready for a highly entertaining evening!

Capoeira Class and Circle (Friday, March 9th)

Experience a form of movement that combines spins, turns, precisely aimed kicks, evasive defense moves, and breathtaking acrobatics. This event is free and open to the public.

Scotch & Beer Fest (Friday, March 9th)

The Houston Scotch & Beer Fest Soiree will be held in the Ballroom at India House. This event will bring prestige, entertainment, and taste to the city of Houston for years to come and will be a celebration of the most renowned and highly revered spirit category, Scotch (in addition to Beer, Whiskey, and other Fine Spirits). Festival partakers will enjoy lounging, live music, and great socializing with other enthusiasts. This event will benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Foundation.

Tour Houston’s Hall of Ancient Egypt (Saturday, March 10th)

This private tour hosted by archaeologist Perry Kyles, PhD. will talk about humanity’s origins on the highlands of Ethiopia. you will get to see firsthand carvings, stele, mummies and other antiquities from Ancient Egyptian life and culture. You will also get to see the coffins of the Ancient Egyptians and their Ptolemaic and Roman copies.

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