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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Plan Your Memorial Day Weekend: May 25 to 29, 2017

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston Memorial Day Weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 25 to Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.

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Thursday, May 25

Friday, May 26

Saturday, May 27

Sunday, May 28

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

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In addition to honoring service men and women who have died for our country, take part in one of the many events happening on this long weekend. See a show, cheer on the Dynamo or the Astros, hang out at a brewery, chow down on some crawfish or barbecue and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston during Memorial Day weekend, from Thursday, May 25 through Monday, May 29, 2017.

Things to Do All Memorial Day Weekend

  • Fun Home at The Hobby Center | Thursday to Sunday – Theatre Under the Stars presents the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, which explores the relationships within a family, for mature audiences only at The Hobby Center. Tickets start at $38.50 but you may find limited discounted tickets starting at $36.90. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm and 8pm; Sunday 2pm and 7:30pm.
  • Front Porch Society at the Ensemble Theatre | Thursday to Sunday – See the world premiere of this play that examines what happens to four elderly women in rural Mississippi on the eve of the country electing its first black president. Tickets start at $23, not including ticket fees. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 3pm.
  • Dancin’ in the Street Motown & More Revue at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday to Sunday | FREE – The Bacement Soul Orchestra will be playing Motown hits while dancers and soul singers perform on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in the heart of the Museum District. 8:15pm nightly.
  • Lobby Hero at Studio 101 | Thursday to Sunday – 4th Wall Theatre Company presents this acclaimed “dramedy” that sees tensions in a New York apartment building rise amid a murder investigation that will strain loyalties of all involved. Tickets start at $15, not including ticket fees. Thursday to Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm.
  • You Can’t Take It With You at A.D. Players Theater | Thursday to Sunday – Laugh all the way through this hilarious play that shows what happens when a woman’s snooty, soon-to-be in-laws to dinner with her eccentric parents. Tickets start at $15, but limited discounted tickets start at $7.50. Thursday and Friday 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 2pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Cheer for the Houston Astros when they play this three-game series against Baltimore at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $15, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Friday 7:10pm; Saturday 6:15pm; Sunday 1:10pm.
  • Summer Tribute Concert Series at CityCentre | Friday to Monday | FREE Hear live music from tribute bands covering hits from Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, ZZ Top, and the Beach Boys at this Memorial Day Weekend concert series. Friday to Sunday 7pm to 19pm; Monday 4pm to 7pm.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Things to do on Saturday, May 27, Sunday, May 28 and Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.

Plan Your Weekend: May 18 to 21, 2017

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21, 2017. 

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Thursday, May 18

Friday, May 19

Saturday, May 20

Sunday, May 21

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Say opa! at Greek Fest, see a site-specific light and sound performance at Rice University, test your ’80s trivia knowledge, see a dance or theatrical performance, see your favorite artist(s) in concert and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Things to Do All Weekend

  • You Can’t Take It With You at A.D. Players Theater | Daily – Laugh all the way through this hilarious play that shows what happens when a woman’s snooty, soon-to-be in-laws to dinner with her eccentric parents. Tickets start at $15, but limited discounted tickets start at $7.50. Showtimes vary.
  • Lobby Hero at Studio 101 | Daily – 4th Wall Theatre Company presents this acclaimed “dramedy” that sees tensions in a New York apartment building rise amid a murder investigation that will strain loyalties of all involved. Tickets start at $15. Showtimes vary.
  • Front Porch Society at the Ensemble Theatre | Daily – See the world premiere of this play that examines what happens to four elderly women in rural Mississippi on the eve of the country electing its first black president. Tickets start at $23. Showtimes vary.
  • Fun Home at The Hobby Center | Daily – TUTS presents the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, which explores the relationships within a family, for mature audiences only at The Hobby Center. Tickets start at $38.50 but you may find limited discounted tickets starting at $36.90. Showtimes vary.
  • 8th Wonder Beer & Pizza Pairing at Your Pie in Downtown | Thursday to Saturday – Raise your glass(es) to American Craft Beer Week at a special dinner pairing matching 8th Wonder brews to tasty pizza slices. $20. 6pm to 11pm nightly.
  • Eventi Verticali at Discovery Green | Friday and Saturday – Performance group Eventi Verticali will dance, jump, and run as they’re suspended on ropes, supported by harnesses, and accompanied by music and special lighting. 9pm to 10pm both nights.
  • The Elixir of Love at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday and Saturday | FREE Watch the hilarious opera The Elixir of Love, which will be performed by Houston Grand Opera in Italian with projected English translation, under the stars at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8pm nightly.
  • Houston Greek Fest at St. Basil The Great Greek Orthodox Church | Friday to Sunday – Say “opa!” with thousands of other festival-goers at Greek Fest where you’ll nosh on authentic dishes, shop goods from vendors, tour the church, let the kids play, watch cultural dances and more. $5. Times vary.
  • Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Get loud for the ‘Stros when they take the field to play Cleveland in this three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $15, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Times vary.
  • Pasadena Strawberry Festival | Friday to Sunday – Witness the world’s largest strawberry shortcake, tap your feet to live country music, let the little ones venture into the Kids Zone, check out the BBQ Cookoff and more at this family-friendly festival. Tickets start at $5. Friday 3pm to midnight; Saturday 10am to midnight; Sunday 10am to 6pm.
  • Minefaire: A Minecraft Fan Experience at NRG Center | Saturday and Sunday Immerse yourself in the world of Minecraft at this two-day exhibit where you’ll meet YouTubers, participate in build battles, attempt world records, learn from the world’s top Minecraft experts and more. Tickets start at $79, not including ticket fees. 10am to 5pm both days.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Things to do on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017.

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