February Main Events in the Bay Area

UHCL open house Feb. 10. Discover what UHCL has to offer at its open house Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open to all students, prospective students and their guests. Meet faculty and staff who can answer questions about degree programs, university services and student life.

Welcome Neighbors Feb. 15. Bay Area Welcome Neighbors  Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 15 at Bay Oaks  Country Club for a luncheon and program on heart health. For luncheon reservations, contact Nancy Guthrie at membership.bawnc@gmail.com  or call 281.333.3055.

Duo on tap Feb. 21. The Blue Grass outfit, Dailey and Vincent of the Grand Ole Opry, will appear at the UHCL Bayou Theatre in the Bayou Building at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Youth Singers Feb. 25. The Bay Area Youth Singers will present a concert, Let Freedom Ring Sunday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd.

Epicurean Evening April 3. The Clear Lake Area Chamber’s annual Epicurean Evening, “A Taste of Space,” will be held Tuesday, April 3, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Space Center Houston, where the crowd will enjoy tantalizing food samples from over 40 area food establishments, a silent auction and be entertained by a variety of musical treats like mariachi bands and vocalists. Free parking. For information and to purchase tickets, visit the website, www.clearlakearea.com/events/epicureanevening

Chamber banquet Feb. 15. The Deer Park Chamber will host its annual “Denim and Diamonds Banquet” saluting the Citizen of the Year Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Sylvan Beach Pavilion in La Porte. For tickets, which are $75, call 281-479-1559.

At the Playhouse. The comedy Hotbed Hotel is now playing in the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse’s Maindeck Theatre, 3803 Highway 3, and continues through Sunday, March 25, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, which are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, call 281-337-7469 or email bareahp@comcast.net

Mardi Gras underway. The Island’s 107th Mardi Gras celebration Feb. 2-13 and, is expected to draw more than 300,000 attendees for its many concerts, 34 parades, balcony parties and elegant masked balls. For information, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com

Yachty Gras ends Feb. 3. The 19th Annual Krewe du Lac Yachty Gras celebration concludes with the Grand Night Boat Parade down the Clear Creek Channel and pass the Kemah Boardwalk at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.

Go Red luncheon Feb. 23. The annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, benefitting the American Heart Association, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the South Shore Harbour Resort’s Crystal Ballroom, 2500 South Shore Blvd. For sponsorship or ticket information, call the American Heart Association, 713-610-5061, or visit Ashley.Adair@heart.org

Symphony concert Feb. 9. The Clear Lake Symphony will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Upper Bay Road, presenting music by the Hungarian masters — Liszt, Bartok and Dohnanyi. Tickets, which are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students, are available at Eye Trends, 515 Bay Area Blvd., Suite 300, and at the church.

HSLBA meeting Feb. 14. Houston Symphony League Bay Area will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road, to hear Cindy Qin on the harp. Guests are welcome and membership is open to those who want to support Houston Symphony music.

Comedy on tap Feb. 23. The Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, will bring smiles to the area Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, March 11, with the Neil Simon comedy, Laughter on the 23rrd Floor with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For tickets, which are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students, visit www.clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com

Free cancer advice Feb. 28. The public is invited to a free and informative colorectal cancer presentation and Q&A by Dr. Jitesh Joshi at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at St. John Hospital Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the hospital’s main lobby. To register, visit houstonmethodist.org/events of call 281-333-8899.

State of the City Feb. 15. Pasadena Chamber will host its annual State of the City Membership Luncheon featuring an address by Mayor Jeff Wagner at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway. The Business of the Year also will be recognized. Tickets are $50 each for members and $60 for non-members.. For reservations, visit www.pasadenachamber.org or call 281-487-7871.

Comedy at Little Theatre. Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen-Genoa Road, is currently presenting the dramatic comedy, The Cemetery Club, through Sunday, Feb. 7, with curtains at 8 p.m. and Thursday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 713-941-1758.

State of the City Feb. 11. Pearland Mayor Tom Reid will deliver his annual State of the City Address and outline plans for the coming year at the Thursday, Feb. 8 Pearland Chamber membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Church of Pearland, 1850 Broadway. Tickets are $30 for members and may be reserved by emailing cheryl.kepp@pearlandtexaschamber.us

Men Who Cook Feb. 13. The 24th annual Men Who Cook event benefitting the Seabrook Rotary Foundation and Seabrook Police charities will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Lakewood Yacht Club, featuring a raffle and music by Al Casey and the BBs. Tickets are $50. For information, visit their website, www.seabrookmenwhocook.org

Musical mystery at COM. Lucky Stiff, an hilarious musical murder mystery, is now playing at the College of the Mainland Community Theatre through Sunday, Feb. 11 with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range in price from $11 to $23. For reservations, call 1-888-258-8859, ext. 8345.

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