Find the cant-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 10 to Sunday, August 14, 2016.
The only thing we have to fear is the fear of missing out itself. Fear no more, we’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening around Houston, from Wednesday through Sunday.
Day + Nightlife Guide
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Alamo Rolling Roadshow hosts a free screening of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial under the stars. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and grab a spot to catch Steven Spielberg’s classic 1982 film about a boy’s unlikely friendship with gentle visitor from another planet. 8pm.
- Lip Sync Battle at Baker Street Pub | FREE to Attend – Bring your A-game, props, and costumes to Baker St. Pub and Grill when they host a six-week Lip Sync Battle featuring a grand prize of $1000 cash. Registration is required to compete. 9pm.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
- Bangin’ in the ’90s Dance Party at Raven Tower | FREE to Attend – Come in your best and worst colorful prints to celebrate the ’90s at Raven Tower on the Near Northside with Dj Fredster jamming your favorite hits from the ’90s. 6pm to 10pm.
- Rock the Row at Hughes Landing | FREE to Attend – Bring your blankets and lawn chairs out to Hughes Landing in The Woodlands for an evening of live music. This event is part of the Rock the Row free concert series. 7pm to 9pm.
- Wayanay Inka performance at Rothko Chapel | FREE – Wayanay Inka performs at the Rothko Chapel to celebrate South American culture. Founded in Lima, Peru in 1984, Wayanay Inka has established an international reputation as an ambassador for Andean music. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the performance. 7pm.
- Fat Tony DJ Set at Arlo’s Ballroom | FREE to Attend – Local rapper Fat Tony hosts a DJ night at Arlo’s Ballroom in East Downtown where he will play a mix of top 40 rap and club hits and jams from the past. 10pm.
Friday, August 12, 2016
- Chaka Khan in Concert at Arena Theatre – As the front woman for the ’70s band Rufus, Chaka’s powerful vocals and stage presence complimented the dirty riffs and deep, disco-tinged grooves of songs like “Tell Me Something Good,” “You Got the Love” and “Do You Love What You Feel”. She also has had solo success with albums like I Feel For You, won 10 Grammy Awards and has been sampled by rappers such as Kanye West. Tickets are $59.50, not including ticket fees, but you may find limited discounted tickets for $31.50. Click here to check for limited discounted tickets. 7pm.
- Arts Social Mixer, Art Contest & Party at Sharespace – ELYN X will host the first-ever Arts Social Mixer, complete with art contest. August’s big social gathering will be a place to mix, mingle, and network with Houston’s creative class in a spirited setting. With games, an art contest, a swag bag filled with goodies, drinks, light bites, and other surprises, the EaDo shindig will have plenty to keep the party going late into the evening. Tickets are $20. Vendor tables are available for $50. 8pm to 2am.
- Classic ’80s Night at Numbers Night Club – This is one of Houston’s longest-running weekly events and has been held every Friday night in Montrose since 1991. When you arrive, depending on what time, you may have to wait in a line, but once inside you can be sure to hear a few Robert Smith songs along with tons of ’80s alternative dance hits on a great sound system. The dancefloor is large, the drinks are cheap, and there is a very eclectic group of people who hang here. Cover is $7; free before 11pm. 9:30pm to 2am every Friday.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
- Electric Town In Studio | FREE to Attend – Shop designs from local independent designers Gin Martini and Alejandro at their store grand opening while checking out art from local artists at Electric Town Studios. Inspired by Japanese streetwear and local artists, the two designers are offering new work showcasing casual clothing for men, women, and unisex items, both brand new and recycled pieces. In addition to the local digs, the opening party will also feature light bites and refreshments. 3pm to 7pm.
- Every Summer Has a Story: Art Show at the MATCH | FREE – See this summer through the interpretation of multiple artists for the Every Summer Has a Story Art Show opening at the MATCH. Feel this summer through the artists’ perspective and watch their story unravel through their work. Live music will be provided by Robin Kirby & Friends. 6pm.
- 2nd Saturday Nites presents Buxton at Market Square Park | FREE – Historic Market Square continues its series of 2nd Saturday Nites with a free concert from Buxton and Dollie Barnes. Spend the evening exploring the neighborhood’s eclectic bars and restaurants and be sure to stop by Market on Main to check out some of the city’s most popular food and retail trucks. 6pm; 7pm performance by Dollie Barnes; 8pm performance by Buxton; Market on Main remains open until 2am.
- Movie Night Screening of Burning Bush at the Czech Center Museum | FREE – Based on real characters and events in 1969, this tragic drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, who set himself on fire in protest of the 1969 Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. 7pm to 9pm.
- Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Incredible India | FREE – See this ancient land come alive through a variety of dances presented by over 60 local dancers from various ethnic Indian communities, painting a cultural landscape that will captivate the audience with its undeniable beauty and endless diversity. 8:30pm.
- Beyoncé vs. Rihanna Tribute & Dance Party at House of Blues – Dance the night away to hits like “All The Single Ladies” and “Work” for the Beyoncé vs. Rihanna Tribute & Dance Party at House of Blues. Ages 21 and up only. Tickets are $15. 9:30pm to midnight.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
- East End Street Market at the Navigation Esplanade | FREE to Attend – East End Street Market features open-air farmers and artists on the Esplanade at Navigation. The market offers locally sourced foods and unique, handcrafted items by local artists. 10am to 2pm.
- Sweet 16 Party at Houston Flying Saucer | FREE to Attend – Celebrate Flying Saucers’ Sweet 16 with special tappings, dessert pairings from Fluff Bake Bar, Cloud10 Creamery and more. Noon to midnight.
- Houston Latin Fest in Downtown | FREE to Attend with RSVP – Party it up at the Houston Latin Festival at Jones Plaza in Downtown. The Houston Latin Fest is a family-oriented Latin music festival that provides the surrounding Latin communities in Houston a place to gather with family and friends to listen and dance to live Latin music, connect with other fans in an open social space, and celebrate their Latin heritage. This event is free to attend from 1pm to 2pm with RSVP here. Presale tickets are $12 and $50 for VIP. 1pm to 10pm.
- Gwen Stefani with Eve in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Hear hits like “Hollaback Girl” and “Sweet Escape” at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion when No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani comes to town. Eve opens the show. Tickets range between $29.95 lawn seating to $149.50 pit seating, not including ticket fees. Limited discounted tickets start at $15 and you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 6pm.
- David Bazan in Concert at Raven Tower – Known most notably for his time spent as songwriter and driving force behind the acclaimed indie band Pedro the Lion, David Bazan has built a fruitful career as both band member and solo artist with his penchant for writing memorable pop songs. Tickets start at $14, not including ticket fees; $18 at the door. 7pm.
- El Gato Coffeehouse Pop-Up Party at Sharespace | FREE to Attend – Experience Houston’s first cat cafe concept in Eado and meet the founder Renee Reed and the cool cats behind El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe. This one-night-only pop-up is a family-friendly event which features a cat lounge where you can relax and play with cats waiting to find their homes while connecting with other cat lovers over drinks, desserts, music, shopping and more. 7:30pm to 10pm.
- Deerhoof with Tele Novella at Walter’s Downtown – Deerhoof has become widely regarded as one of indie music’s most influential bands with their brand of energetic and harsh pop music. Austin’s own Tele Novella opens the show. Tickets are $12 not including ticket fees; $15 at the door. 8pm.