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Honestly, we’re pretty over the quintessential dinner and a movie date. When you live somewhere that is boasting with culture, arts, and countless events to see, it would be a sin to not do something different. This week, let’s change it up with some pretty eclectic events happening.

From a murder mystery dinner show to Drag Diva Brunch, here are some fun date ideas in Houston this week.

Drag Diva Brunch- The Magic Queendom @ House of Blues Houston

Saturday, January 25 | 10:30Am

Just when you thought brunch couldn’t get any better, drag queens were added. This Saturday, invite your partner or friend to the House of Blues for their biweekly Drag Diva Brunch. The show is for all ages, but it’s so incredibly popular that it almost always sells out before the event so grab tickets ahead of time. Every week is a new theme and the tickets include food and a complimentary mimosa. No one should ever turn down a mimosa from a drag queen.

Houston Auto Show @ NRG Center

Wednesday, January 22 | 12PM

For their 37th year, the Houston Auto Show has taken over the 800,000 square feet of space in the NRG Center this Wednesday. Stop by and check out today’s newest vehicles from the world’s top automakers. This 37th Houston Auto Show is the largest one of the South, and the first place you can see, touch, and drive the newest cars and trucks of the year. Tickets are $20 and a great date idea for car enthusiasts.

Monster Jam @ NRG Stadium

Saturday, January 25 | 7PM

I know you came to this list looking for something fun and romantic to do for your date, and that’s why I added Monster Jam to the list. What better way to swoon your partner this Saturday night than with the sounds of enormous vehicles slamming into each other while they compete to see who has the better truck? Monster Jam is actually the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour, and would really be an entertaining date to take your partner on. For around $48 on SeatGeek, you can get great seats and be really close the all the action.

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show @ C. Baldwin Hotel

Saturday, January 25 | 6PM

The Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre is the largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show in America. They will be in Houston this Saturday at the C. Baldwin Hotel and it’s the actual perfect date to take your partner to. Who doesn’t love murder mystery dinners? You get to solve a hilarious crime while eating dinner, which is the exact thing I wrote down on my bucket list. This show is a bit more unique because the actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience. All those nights bingeing crime shows on Netflix will finally pay off and you can solve the mystery.

Wale @ House of Blues Houston

Sunday, January 26 | 7PM

This Sunday, go see Wale at the House of Blues for his Wow…That’s Crazy tour. Tickets for this show are going for as low as $36 on SeatGeek, and it’s too good a deal to pass up. Wind down after an eventful weekend with his trendy, go-go-inspired hip-hop beats and clever wordplay in his lyrics at his show.

Paranormal Cirque @ Houston Premium Outlets

Thursday, January 23 | 7:30PM

Get your weekend started with Paranormal Cirque performing at the Houston Premium Outlets on Thursday. Paranormal Cirque is a unique horror-themed show featuring a mixture of cabaret, comedy, and theatrical performances. Minors 13 years and older require a chaperone who is over the age of 21, which usually means it’s going to be a pretty great show.

STOMP Miami @ Jones Plaza

Thursday, January 23 | 8PM

This Thursday night, take your partner to see STOMP at the Jones Plaza. This innovative show performed with zippo lighters, broomsticks, and matchsticks to create one energizing rhythm for all to enjoy. The talent, percussion, and choreography in this show is one you will most likely never forget. Especially as a fun date night with someone you love.

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