Houston Happenings: Feb. 26th – 28th

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Houston, TX — Got plans this weekend? Check out these Houston Happenings.

2016 World’s Championship BBQ Contest

You can smell the BBQ ll the way from NRG Park. That’s right it’s the 2016 World’s Championship BBQ contest and it’s going on thru Saturday.
More than 250 teams are competing for the title which will be announced on Saturday.
Tickets start at 15 dollars and kids 12 and under get in free.
Each ticket comes with a complimentary chopped BBQ beef sandwich plate.
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Rodeo Houston Parade

Every year thousands of Texans and visitors line the downtown streets of the fourth largest city to watch hundreds of trail riders and decorated floats follow their yearly route to kick off the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.    This is a great family event you would not want to miss.  There are hundreds of beautiful horses that your children and grandchildren would love too see.  Many of the trail riders have been riding weeks in the hot, cold, wind, and rain to be a part of this special event.  Come out and show your support to our Texas Cowboys and Cowgirls.  They really do appreciate seeing all of you line the streets welcoming them home after a long ride.

The parade is Saturday at 10am. Click here for more.

Cochon 555 Tour

On Sunday, February 28th, Cochon555 will be held at JW Marriott Houston Downtown. This year’s competing chefs include Jean-Philippe Gaston of Izakaya, Justin Yu of Oxheart Restaurant, David Cordua of Americas, Richard Knight of Hunky Dory and William Wright of Helen Greek Food and Wine. The five chefs will prepare a maximum of six dishes from one whole hog and their utilization will help them win votes from a crowd of hungry gourmands and celebrated judges.

VIP Admission: 4PM / $200
General Admission: 5PM / $125

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Houston Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty”

Houston Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty February 25-March 6, 2016.

In celebration of his 80th birthday, Houston Ballet will revive Artistic Director Emeritus Ben Stevenson’s spectacular staging of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty, which launched Stevenson’s career as a choreographer in London in 1967.

The Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet. It is based on the classic French fairy tale by Charles Perrault: a beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy, and doomed to sleep for a hundred years — only to be awakened by the kiss of the handsome prince who loves her.

Desmond Heeley‘s spectacular designs beautifully evoke the magic, drama and whimsy of this great work.

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African American Dance Festival

American Dance Festival (AADF): and still we dance.

The African American Dance Festival (AADF) is a city-wide dance festival in Houston that curates and promotes the preservation of the black dance tradition while supporting the development of dancers, choreographers, and teaching artists of color.

All events will hapen at MATCH!


Friday February 26, 2016 8PM
Youth showcase honoring Josephine Macklin

Saturday February 27, 2016
10am Master class with Urban Souls
2:30pm Professional showcase (matinee)
7:30pm Professional showcase (evening performance)
Honoring Vincent James, Rachel Eckroth, and Sherese Campbell

Performing companies: Urban Souls, Houston Met, Hope Stone, Statements Dance, Sam Houston University Dance Department, City Dance.

Special guests will be Fire Expressions from Lafayette Louisiana.

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