Lunar New Year Events, Monster Jam Top Family Entertainment Picks

The Houston Lunar New Year Festival returns in person this Saturday.

Photo: Annie Mulligan, freelancer / Annie Mulligan

Brick Party Live

A Lego event with life-size models, building activities, photo ops, live interactive shows and vendors.

When: 9:00 a.m. February 5-6

Or: NRG Center, 1 NRG Park

Details: $24.99 – $49.99; brickfestlive.com

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Tiger

The Chinese Community Center’s outdoor event features cultural and family activities, vendors, food and exciting performances to welcome the Year of the Tiger. The festival will also launch a series of exciting seasonal Asian heritage programs that will highlight the culinary delights, artistic marvels and ancient traditions of Asian cultures.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. February 5

Or: Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park

Details: To free; ccchouston.org/lunarnewyear

Lunar New Year Party

The children’s event includes lion dancers and artistic activities such as origami, lei making, tiger masks and performances in honor of the Year of the Tiger.

When: 10am-6pm February 5

Or: Houston Children’s Museum, 1500 Binz

Details: $10 to $12; cmhouston.org

Lunar New Year 2022

Lucky Land, Houston’s attraction/park that recreates historical and cultural sites in China, is hosting its Year of the Tiger celebration, featuring two weekends of lion dances, magic, kung fu, shows Chinese dance, tasty dishes and souvenirs.

When: 10am-6pm 5-6 Feb.

Or: 8625 Airline

Details: $5 to $10; luckyland-houston.com

Lunar New Year 2022: Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

Asia Society Texas welcomes the Year of the Tiger with performances, arts and crafts, and food inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. The free event includes lion dancing, hours of interactive storytelling, paid music and dance performances by Huaxing Arts Group, and free gallery access for the upcoming ASTX exhibition. Registration is mandatory.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. February 5

Or: 1370 Southmore

Details: asiasociety.org/texas

Monster jam

Watch 12,000 pound monster trucks soar to dizzying heights in a harrowing display of motorsport mania.

When: 7 p.m. February 5-6

Or: NRG Stadium, NRG Promenade

Details: Tickets start at $20; monsterjam.com

Prelude Family concerts

The outdoor concert at Levy Park nurtures creativity, self-expression and development through a variety of child-friendly arranged musical styles. Presented by Primrose School of Upper Kirby and Primrose School of Greenway Plaza.

When: 4:30 p.m. February 6

Or: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside

Details: To free; levyparkhouston.org

KATY

Katy moon party

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Katy Asian Town with family-friendly activities, prizes, and dragon and lion shows.

When: 12pm-1pm February 5-6

Or: 23119 Colonial Drive

Details: asiantownkaty.com

SUGAR COUNTRY

Disney Princess: The Concert

Dreams will come true as award-winning Broadway stars perform over 30 Disney Princess songs. The show will feature Tony Tony nominee Susan Egan, Grammy nominee Courtney Reed, Disney Channel star Anneliese van der Pol and BroadwayWorld Award winner Syndee Winters alongside music director Benjamin Rauhala and enchanting Prince Adam J. Levy.

When: 7:30 p.m. February 4

Or: Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd

Details: $39.50 to $230; smartfinancialcentre.net

Lunar New Year Wonder Week

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center celebrates the Year of the Tiger with traditional crafts including paper cutting, dragon puppets and tiger masks.

When: Until February 5

Or: 198 Kemner

Details: $11 to $12; childrensdiscoveryfb.org




James C. Tibbs