Things to Do

Houston's weekend guide for Jan. 20-22

Illustration of a cherry pie with "weekend" cut out of the crust.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

🎊 Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with the Chinese Community Center's 2023 Lunar New Year Festival 10am to 4pm Saturday.

Review: "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Houston Grand Opera

Photo of a woman in a wedding dress with a man on a theater stage.

The Houston Grand Opera's 2016 production of "The Marriage of Figaro." Photo: Lynn Lane/courtesy of the HGO

Put on your fancy clothes. It's time to laugh it up at the Houston Grand Opera's production of "The Marriage of Figaro."

Driving the opera: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" is a comedic and exuberant rom-com following Figaro and Susanna, who are servants to the Count and Countess and are set to get married.

Meet Mistress Isabelle Brooks, Houston's "RuPaul" queen

Photo of a drag queen named with the text "Mistress Isabelle Brooks"

Photo courtesy of MTV

Mistress Isabelle Brooks is already a standout queen after the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 15 premiere last week.

Catch up quick: Brooks is making herstory as Houston's first drag queen on the reality TV show.

Houston MLK celebrations: Two parades and several events

Photo of a woman wearing a leotard dancing.

Cheerleaders perform in the 28th annual MLK Grande Parade in 2022. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Houston's two parades for Martin Luther King Jr. Day will return Monday.

Catch up quick: Houston has had two parades for decades: the Original Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown and the annual MLK Grande Parade in Midtown.

Your guide to Houston marathon weekend

People lined up outside for the race to start

Runners likely won't need as many layers at the start line this year. Photo: Lindsey Erdody/Axios

Race weekend is approaching, Houstonians.

Running the news: The 2023 Chevron Houston Marathon, the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and the We Are Houston 5K are Saturday and Sunday in downtown.

Our readers' best sleep tips

Illustration of a sleeping emojis, but the zzz's are replaced with question marks.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Dear readers, thank you for sharing sleep secrets. A bunch of you really know how to get some solid ZZZ time.

Driving the news: About half of the readers who responded to our recent survey sleep the recommended seven hours or more each night.

What to know about Houston's contestant on "The Bachelor"

Photo of a woman with long brown hair wearing a green shirt.

Greer Blitzer. Photo: Ricky Middlesworth/ABC

Get ready to hear all about Houstonian Greer Blitzer when the newest season of "The Bachelor" premieres on ABC on Jan. 23.

What's happening: She's one of 30 women on Zach Shallcross' season. You might remember him from Gabby and Rachel's season of "The Bachelorette."

Houston Rodeo announces concert lineup for 2023

Brooks and Dunn celebrate after performing a song on stage

Brooks & Dunn will perform at the Houston Rodeo on March 1. Photo: Mary Kouw/CBS via Getty Images

The ropes, the reins, the joy and the pain — it's almost time for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Driving the news: The spectacle of nightly rodeo concerts draws thousands of fans of everything from Norteño to country and hip-hop.


Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Houston.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more