Family Fun: Creole Heritage Festival, Texas Lunar Festival

January 31, 2019

Youth Performance Poetry SessionsThe free workshop series at Discovery Green, gives students the opportunity meet other young writers and work on their skills with professional performance poets.When: 6:30 p.m. FridayWhere: 1500 McKinneyDetails: discoverygreen.comThe Amazing Acro-CatsHousecat show features Tuna and the Rock Cats and feline feats of acrobatic prowess.When: 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. SaturdayWhere: MATCH, 3400 MainDetails: $25; matchouston.orgHouston Creole Heritage Festival Mardi Gras and ParadeEvent features a float-filled parade, marching bands, dancers, car show, a Kids Zone, food trucks, pop-up shop vendors and live music.When: 9 a.m. SaturdayWhere: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinneyDetails: $12-$15; mardigrashou.comLunar New Year BashNew Year’s celebration featuring Dance of Asia America, Malia’s Hula Hut, Lavang Lion Dancers, origami and lei making activities. Presented by The Children’s Museum of Houston in partnership with Asian Pacific American Heritage Association.When: 10 a.m. SaturdayWhere: The Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 BinzDetails: $12; cmhouston.orgTexas Lunar FestivalAsian New Year celebration with dance performances, a fashion show, martial arts performances, vendors and food trucks.When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. SaturdayWhere: 11122 BellaireDetails: texaslunarfest.net/home.htmlKids CraftEvent is geared for kids ages 5-10. The chosen craft is an Alma Thomas inspired paper mosaic.When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SaturdayWhere: HPL Express Discovery Green, 1500 McKinneyDetails: discoverygreen.comAquarium LiveLive music by Zydeco Dots at Downtown Aquarium.When: 6:30 p.m. SaturdayWhere: 410 BagbyDetails: aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhoustonChinese New Year Celebration: The Year of PigAll visitors will receive a red envelope for luck and can enjoy a lion dance, a dragon parade, Kung Fu shows as well as a costume contest.When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SundayWhere: Lucky Land, 8625 AirlineDetails: $15-$115; facebook.com/events/2209229082728756Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!A Sesame Street interactive show, featuring new songs and sing along to familiar favorites.When: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, through Feb. 10Where: NRG Arena, 1 NRG Pkwy.Details: $20-$80; nrgpark.comCYPRESSTobyMacTobyMac Hits Deep Tour featuring TobyMac, Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We Are Messengers Aaron Cole.When: 7 p.m. FridayWhere: Berry Center, 8877 Barker CypressDetails: $30.95-$97.50; tobymac.comGALVESTONJersey BoysThe Grand 1894 Opera House presents the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.When: 7 p.m. SundayWhere: 2020 Post OfficeDetails: $38-$108; thegrand.comPASADENAThe Inflatable Run & FestivalAn all-ages family event featuring a 5k inflatable obstacle course plus fun activities for kids, games, shows and attractions in the festival area.When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Pkwy.Details: $10-$95; theinflatablerun.com/houstonGaither Vocal BandMulti-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host an evening of music, laughter and encouragement at the First Baptist Church Pasadena, featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band.When: 7 p.m. ThursdayWhere: 7500 Fairmont Pkwy.Details: gaither.comSUGAR LANDDisney’s DCappellaPerformance by DCappella, Disney Music Group’s new a cappella group featuring seven world class vocalists.When: 7:30 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Smart Financial Centre, 18111 LexingtonDetails: $39.50-$59.50; smartfinancialcentre.netTHE WOODLANDSLunar New Year CelebrationYear of the Pig celebration with The Houston Lion Kings dance troupe, a Coin Tree project, printmaking and games.When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. SaturdayWhere: 4775 W. Panther Creek, Ste. 280Details: $7; woodlandschildrensmuseum.org