Things To Do This Weekend

Lunar New Year

It’s the weekend before actual Mardi Gras and you’ve already been to a few parades, already got thousands of beads, and you want to do something fun that’s not Mardi Gras, or you’re just looking for something to tie you over until Tuesday night when the insanity ends and Lent begins. To be honest, there isn’t a lot going on, but we were able to find a few interesting things to do this weekend.

 

Chinese New Year

Firecrackers, money in red envelopes, dragon parades. This weekend is the Lunar New Year, marking the beginning of the year of the Sheep. Lunar New Year is celebrated by many Asian cultures, but China cornered the market in Houston by having its celebration down at Discovery Green. Check http://www.texaslunarfest.net/ for details. Or, if you’d like to see how the Vietnamese celebrate Lunar New Year, visit http://lunarnewyearhouston.com/.

 

Cheer Bowl Nationals

This is the largest, most prestigious, and independent cheer National Championship in Texas. This is Cheer America’s world bid for both cheer and dance, with a total of 17 bids to the 2016 USASF Cheerleading Worlds!!! That’s 3 Fully-Paid and 6 At-Large Bids for CHEER and 3 Partially-Paid and 5 At-Large Bids for DANCE! It’s the chase for the jackets, cash prizes, along with a ton of other prizes that makes this event a blast! http://cachampionships.com/events/cheer-bowl-freedom-dance-nationals-prep-nationals

 

International Piano Festival

The University of Houston’s Moore School of Music hosts a weekend of recitals and master classes with three of the world’s most renowned keyboard performers, Kirill Gerstein, John O’Conor, and Abbey Simon. Join the masters for an informal luncheon on Sunday, to discuss their lives and careers, or attend one of three recitals, 1 each day for each artist. http://www.uh.edu/class/music/events-performances/piano-festival/
See? Told you they were interesting!

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