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10 things you must do in Houston this January

Published On 01/02/2015 Published On 01/02/2015

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Jan 4 Sun

Bayou Bikers You’re only four days into 2015 – so now is the time to at least pretend you’ll stick to your resolutions. Do it with this informal 25 to 40mi bike ride along the bayous of Houston.

Starting at Market Square Park

Bayou Bikers Starting at Market Square Park You’re only four days into 2015 – so now is the time to at least pretend you’ll stick to your resolutions. Do it with this informal 25 to 40mi bike ride along the bayous of Houston.

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Jan 8 Thu

Beer and Brass Who said crushing brews couldn’t be fancy? Listen to traditional beer hall music from The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra as you take down open taps and tasty eats. Tickets are $35.

Saint Arnold Brewery

Beer and Brass Saint Arnold Brewery Who said crushing brews couldn’t be fancy? Listen to traditional beer hall music from The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra as you take down open taps and tasty eats. Tickets are $35.

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Jan 10 Sat

Galveston Restaurant Week If you’re going to break your New Year’s diet, you may as well do it during Galveston’s Restaurant Week, when the ‘hoods most excellent eateries will be offering some pretty badass prix fixe menus for $10 to $40.

Galveston Island

Galveston Restaurant Week Galveston Island If you’re going to break your New Year’s diet, you may as well do it during Galveston’s Restaurant Week, when the ‘hoods most excellent eateries will be offering some pretty badass prix fixe menus for $10 to $40.

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Jan 12 Mon

First-ever Houston Truffle Challenge  Stuff your face (elegantly, of course) with truffle-studded eats as 10-15 top area chefs compete for the high honor of Truffle Chef of the Year. Tickets start at $125 and include tastings and wine.

National Tree & Shrub

First-ever Houston Truffle Challenge  National Tree & Shrub Stuff your face (elegantly, of course) with truffle-studded eats as 10-15 top area chefs compete for the high honor of Truffle Chef of the Year. Tickets start at $125 and include tastings and wine.

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Jan 16 Fri

Chili Quest & Beer Fest There will be chili. There will be beer. This is not a difficult decision.

24th & Strand

Chili Quest & Beer Fest 24th & Strand There will be chili. There will be beer. This is not a difficult decision.

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Jan 18 Sun

Chevron Houston RunFest Because whether you ran 26.2mi or you just woke up early to watch someone run 26.2mi, you’re going to want a beer afterward.

Jones Lawn at Discovery Green

Chevron Houston RunFest Jones Lawn at Discovery Green Because whether you ran 26.2mi or you just woke up early to watch someone run 26.2mi, you’re going to want a beer afterward.

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Jan 21 Wed

Houston Auto Show Car geeks will love this five-day auto show featuring 500 of the newest import and domestic rides.

NRG Park

Houston Auto Show NRG Park Car geeks will love this five-day auto show featuring 500 of the newest import and domestic rides.

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Jan 24 Sat

ChocoLoco 5k How anyone thought putting a chocolate buffet -- complete with two chocolate fountains -- at the end of a 5k run was a good idea, we’ll never know. But we do know that it is, in fact, a good idea.

Uptown Park

ChocoLoco 5k Uptown Park How anyone thought putting a chocolate buffet -- complete with two chocolate fountains -- at the end of a 5k run was a good idea, we’ll never know. But we do know that it is, in fact, a good idea.

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Jan 24 Sat

Houston Press Artopia  Feel super-cultural as you view galleries from local artists alongside live music and plenty of food-, wine-, cocktail-, and beer-sampling. Tickets start at $45. 

Winter Street Studios

Houston Press Artopia  Winter Street Studios Feel super-cultural as you view galleries from local artists alongside live music and plenty of food-, wine-, cocktail-, and beer-sampling. Tickets start at $45. 

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Jan 24 Sat

Come & Take It comedy tour Catch the likes of Norm Macdonald, The Whitest Kids U' Know, Jake and Amir, and a ton more standup comics and sketch comedy troupes, during this hilarious two-night event.

Warehouse Live

Come & Take It comedy tour Warehouse Live Catch the likes of Norm Macdonald, The Whitest Kids U' Know, Jake and Amir, and a ton more standup comics and sketch comedy troupes, during this hilarious two-night event.