Make the most of your week with our top event picks happening in Houston from Monday, March 8 to Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Spring weather is upon us, so go outside and enjoy the fresh air during a free concert at Discovery Green, get some exercise during a cycling race downtown or raise a pint during the various St. Patrick’s Day parties and parades. If it’s not quite warm enough for you to hang out outside, there are plenty of indoor activities that’ll keep you entertained. Keep reading for our favorite things to do this week in Houston. And if you’re looking for more great stuff throughout the month, be sure to check out our top 15 things to do in Houston in March 2015.
Top 11 Things to Do in Houston this Week
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Park | Daily – The world’s largest rodeo is set up at NRG Park for three weeks of entertainment. Fill your days and nights with livestock shows, carnival rides, fried food, horse shows, shopping, rodeo competition and live music. This week’s concerts include Justin Moore, Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Zac Brown Band, Pitbull, Billy Currington, La Arrollandora Banda El Limon, and La Maquinaria Nortena. Prices and times vary.
- Amazingly Immature Spring Break at Children’s Museum | Daily – In conjunction with the national debut of the KLUTZ Amazingly Immature exhibition in Houston, the Children’s Museum of Houston is hosting two weeks of immature activities during Spring Break. Daily events include hands-on activities, giveaways, movie screenings and live entertainment. 10am to 6pm Monday to Wednesday; 10am to 8pm Thursday; 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday; 12pm to 6pm Sunday. Free with museum admission.
- Houston Jewish Film Festival | Daily – Sit back, relax and enjoy a festival of Jewish and Israeli films. Guests will watch screenings of documentaries, dramas, musicals and comedies such as The Outrageous Sophie Tucker, God’s Slave and The Art Dealer. Participating venues include the Holocaust Museum Houston, MFAH and the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. Prices and times vary.
- French Cultures Festival | Daily – Join the French Consulate in Houston for various events dedicated to the French culture. Experience the final days of the Double Life exhibition that combines choreography, film, sculpture, and live performances at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston. Get a taste of France during the free FCF Kick-Off Concert at Discovery Green, with performances by French bands Air Bag One, The Dove & The Wolf, and The Inspector Cluzo, indulge in bites from the Culinary Institute LeNôtre and Central Market, and treats from Bite Macarons and Sweet Paris. Prices and times vary.
- Once at the Hobby Center | Tuesday, March 10 to Sunday, March 15 – The National Tour of Once is hitting the stage of the Hobby Center. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical follows the story of a man whose dream of becoming a musician is slipping through his fingers– until he meets a young woman who changes everything. Tickets start at $42, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site.
- Saint Arnold Barrel-Aged Beer Dinner at Underbelly | Wednesday, March 11 – You don’t want to miss this special collaboration between the James Beard Award-winning chef behind Underbelly and the founder of Saint Arnold Brewery. Chef Chris Shepherd will prepare a dinner consisting of six courses and Brock Wagner will pair the cuisine with seven small production beers from Saint Arnold – many of which have been barrel-aged. Tickets are being auctioned off beginning at $160 for two seats – hurry, bidding ends on March 9. Call 832-270-7751 or email [email protected] to place a bid. 7pm.
- Fashion Woodlands at Crave Luxury Auto | Thursday, March 12 – Fashion Woodlands will showcase runway looks from Houston designers David Peck, Chloe Dao, Jonathan Blake, Amir Taghi, Lucho, and Theresa Roemer. Rocko Stedy will DJ the event and guest appearances will be made by former Astros pitcher Roger Clemens and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams. $75; VIP $150 and $250. 8pm.
- Dan + Shay at House of Blues | Friday, March 13 – Dan + Shay have been nominated for CMA and ACM vocal duo of the year, they’ve toured with Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes, and written songs for bands like Rascal Flatts, and are headed to Houston to take the spotlight and perform at House of Blues. Expect to hear songs like 19 You + Me and Show You Off from their debut album during their Where it All Began Tour. Tickets range from $13.50 to $115. 7pm.
- Stand up Paddleboarding and Kayaking on Kinder Lake | Starts Saturday, March 14 – The first signs of Spring are here, and Discovery Green is kicking off the new season with kayaking and paddleboarding rentals from Bayou City Adventures. Try your hand at one of these water activities in the safe, shallow environment of Kinder Lake. $10 paddleboard rentals per person; $5 kayak rentals per person. Saturdays and Sundays through June. 11am to 5pm.
- St. Patrick’s Day Parties Around Houston | Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 – Break out your green clothes and head to one of the many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations including the 56th Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown, The Biggest St. Pat’s Festival in Midtown, the Irish Stew Cook-Off at Griff’s and the 37th Annual 1960 Parade. Prices and times vary.
- Tour de Houston | Sunday, March 15 – Tour de Houston allows competitive cyclists and casual bikers to ride through Houston at their own pace following a 20, 40 or 60-mile route. Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to see the city from the seat of their bike. The ride raises funds for the Reforest Houston program. $40; $20 children under 12. 7:30am.