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started Dec. 6. Located in the parking lot near Beautique Day Spa & Salon and Mecox Gardens, the market includes over 40 vendors, with a focus on diverse, certied-organic, locally produced items. Vendors and guests are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 2507 Times Blvd., Houston. www.rice-village.com 18 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PARADE The Houston Black Heritage Society and the Mayor’s Oce of Special Events is organizing the 43rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and Holiday Celebration with a virtual broadcast with video messages from participating organizations. Free. Time to be Murder By the Book is hosting a virtual event for authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, whose works “Relic” and “The Cabinet of Curiosities” were chosen by readers in a NPR poll as being among the 100 greatest thrillers ever written. “Relic” was also made into a movie that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020. They are also known for their famed Pendergast series. 7 p.m. Free. 713-524-8597. www.murderbooks.com announced. 713-236-1700. www.originalmlkparade.org 19 DOUGLAS PRESTON AND LINCOLN CHILD
Oered on Fridays every month, one of the events has an overnight camp-out option. The limit each night is 10 people, including one host family plus members of their “bubble.” Advance registration is required. 6-8:30 p.m. or 6 p.m.-10 a.m. with overnight camp option. $325, plus $175 for overnight camp. 7112 Newcastle St., Bellaire. 713-667-6550. www.naturediscoverycenter.org 09 GRAFFITI NIGHT The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston is hosting a grati night for all middle school and high school students. Before the community center begins renovations for its new center, participants will be able to make their mark with art on the walls and oors of some of the spaces of the center. The event is part of Houston Connect 68, a program that oers a mix of social opportunities for middle school students and is open to the public. 6-10 p.m. Free. 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston. 713-551-7230. www.erjcchouston.org 17 RICE VILLAGE FARMERSMARKET Rice Village has teamed up with Casey Barbles of the Heights Mercantile Farmers Market to bring a market on the rst and third Sundays each month to the shopping district, which rst
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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo plans to return in May.
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08 THROUGH 22 FAMILY CAMPFIRE NIGHT The Hana and Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center is oering evenings of family fun with night hikes, snacks, animal encounters and other outdoor activities. socially distanced seating. Showtimes vary. $25. 615 Louisiana St., Houston. 713-224-7575. www.houstonsymphony.org From “In the Mood” to “Take the ‘A’ Train,” audiences can kick o 2021 with live music as the Houston Symphony, along with vocalist and saxophonist David Caceres, bring to life big-band swing songs virtually and in person at Jones Hall with
COMING IN 2021 Houston Livestock ShowandRodeo May 4-23 After shuttering amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is scheduled to return to NRG Park in May instead of March. $20-$350. 832-667-1000. www.rodeohouston.com
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