HOUSTON IS BACK ON TRACK WITH BIG OPENINGS AND LIVE PERFORMANCES as the arctic blast is apparently behind us and the city is reopening after a minor shutdown last week. This week, new restaurants are sprouting up all over town, from the new movie-inspired restaurant Juliet to the expanding Roegels Barbecue Company Katy. The performing arts are also (and still) flourishing, debuting Alley Theater high school game production and a tribute to the late composer Richard Rogers at Ovations Nightclub.

Below, find the events and openings to attend in Houston this week.

Make a reservation for Juliette

The new film-inspired restaurant Juliet revives the nostalgia of a 1950s marquee theatre. similar cultures in Houston. You’ll even find a viral steak wrapped in 24-karat gold on the menu.

Juliette, 5857 Westheimer Road. More information here.

High School Play – A Festival of Nostalgia

Alley Theater brings all the high school memories back to Texas with its latest show. The coming-of-age play is set in Carrollton, Texas, and tells the story of a competitive theater group’s return to glory after suffering a loss the previous year.

alley theater, 615 Texas Ave. Performances throughout this week. More information here.

From beautiful morning to enchanted evening: Richard Rodgers in the 1940s

Paul Hope’s popular cabaret series returns for an enchanting evening at Ovations in Rice Village. The program will immortalize the late composer Richard Rodgers for his musical endeavours. The romantic evening will feature some of Rodgers’ greatest songs, such as “Bewitched” and “If I Loved You.”

Ovation, 2536 Times Boulevard B. Monday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. More information here.

Inauguration of Roegels Katy

A coveted barbecue spot in Houston, Roegels, expanded to Katy this weekend. Led by Russell and Misty Roegels, the couple are opening their second location following the significant success of their first on Voss Rd. The new location will include fan favorites like the juicy Texas 2-Step Sandwich and Whole Hog “no sauce.”

Roegels Katy, 20702 Katy Freeway, 1A, Katy, Texas 77449. Open Wednesday through Sunday. More information here.

love bites

Valentine’s Day can be dull, especially if you’re riding solo. Instead of being surrounded by romance this year, trade the love for a spooky festival at Love Bites. Developed by the creators of 13th Haunted House, the Valentine’s Day-themed haunted house is the answer to avoiding the monotonous feeling of a romantic vacation.

Love Bites, 7075FM 1960 West Suite 20. Friday, February 11. More information here.