Events In Houston This Week:January 2010

There are tons of Houston events that have everyone excited in January 2010. We have chosen a few incredibly fun events that can engross an entire group, a family or just offer a diversion for little ol' you. These are the best of the best, things to do in Houston this month. Downtown Houston will be the hottest place in town, when it host the upcoming inauguration concert for the new mayor, the fierce competition at The the Houston Marathon and Ice Day, at Discovery Green.

The Inauguration Concert

Houston's new mayor Annise Parker, is throwing a free concert for the everyone in town. Mayor-elect Parker said she favored a free concert over an invitation only gala because, "I want all of Houston to be able to participate in the celebration.” You can bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and kick back under the downtown Houston skies on January 4th.

Local musicians Archie Bell, Roy Head and a host of other entertainment ia on tap to get the party started at the Inauguration Concert.

The Houston Marathon

It's year 38 for Houston's world-class running event, the Chevron Houston Marathon. It's come a long way since its humble beginnings as a run in and around Memorial Park. The original course consisted of about five loops in and around the park. This years race features a
Half Marathon
ABB Team Challenge
Warm-up Series
Kick-Off Party

Members of the 2010 ABB Team Challenge race teams can purchase tickets in advance to the hospitality lounge that include:

•Cold beverages including beer, champagne, mimosas and sports drinks
•Hearty lunch provided by Zoe's Kitchen
•Smoothies generously provided by Smoothie King
•Live race coverage
•Photo ops
•Private facilities
•VIP finish line bleacher access
•Climate controlled tent

To get the latest up to the minute results from the Houston Chevron Marathon you can visit their webspace's race results page for this year's race and previous races.

Ice Day-Downtown Houston

If you have missed out on the thrill of watching ice carving set to music? This weekend is your chance to experience Ice Day in Houston. You'll be glad you're a part of the crowd enjoying the excitement of watching chips and shards of flying ice being removed, to release beautiful sculptures from their icy homes.

Houston has become a major battleground for an action-packed Ice Carving competition. It featured Reverend Butter and several other kick-butt ice artists from around the country wielding chainsaws and blow torches, to transform blocks of ice into incredible works of frozen art.

Not all of the events in Houston this week will be as fabulous as what takes place in the city in January 2010.

The competition is on in downtown Houston to battle for this years grand prizes. These are just a few of the many events that you can find details about on Houston's Midtownlive.

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