Find the cant-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, November 16 to Sunday, November 20, 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
- Breaking Borders at The MATCH | Thursday to Saturday – Catch “Breaking Borders”, a dance performance that celebrates the vast cultural backgrounds, movement styles, and inspirations of METdance choreographers from the past and present. 7:30pm daily.
- Art Crawl Houston 2016 at The Hardy & Nance Studios | Saturday and Sunday | FREE – Artists in the old and historic Downtown Art Warehouse District open the doors to their working studios and invite the public in for a peek at what goes on down for the Art Crawl. Saturday 10am to 10pm; Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
- HMNS After Dark – For everyone who has wished for access to the museum in the cool evenings after work, here’s your chance to check out the Houston Museum of Natural Science After Dark. Tickets are $25. 5pm to 9pm.
- Warpaint in Concert at Warehouse Live – Catch rock band Warpaint with openers Goldensuns and VS Colour at Warehouse Live. Tickets are $25 in advance and $27 at the door, not including ticket fees. 7pm.
- Grouplove in Concert at House of Blues – Watch pop band Grouplove and openers Muna in concert at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets are $20, not including ticket fees. 7pm.
- Karaoke at Guava Lamp | FREE – Sing your heart out, or just be a spectator at the award-winning karaoke night at Guava Lamp. 9pm.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
- Young Patrons Meet-Up: Artist Talk & Social Hour at CAMH | FREE – Meet up with CAMH’s Young Patrons Members at the CAMH for an artist talk with their Curator Dean Daderko and Veronica Roberts, Curator of the Blanton Museum. Afterward, head over to Brooklyn Athletic Club in Montrose for a Social Hour. 6:30pm to 9pm.
- Contemporary Color Screening at Art Blocks Houston | FREE – See the new film documenting the performances and preparations for David Byrne’s spectacular event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, pairing rock performers with high school color guard teams. 7pm to 10pm.
- The Bronze Gold Speakeasy at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar – Party like it’s 1929 and dress in your finest Prohibition-era attire for The Bronze Gold Speakeasy, an immersive band and show experience. Tickets are $20. 7pm.
- Thursday Pop-Up with Chefs Mike Potowski & Maria Gonzalez at Glitter Karaoke | FREE – Glitter Karaoke hosts Thursday Pop-Up with Chefs Mike Potowski and Maria Gonzalez of Benjy’s on Washington. This event is free to attend, but you must RSVP. 8pm.
Friday, November 18, 2016
- Opening Reception: The Surface of Things at the Houston Center for Photography | FREE – The Surface of Things brings together a diverse group of contemporary artists who use the photogram as a starting point to pursue aesthetic and philosophical questions. Check this exhibit out at the opening reception. 5:30pm.
- Peter Case In-Store Performance at Cactus Music | FREE – Peter Case comes to Cactus Music to perform live and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his 1986 self-titled album. Catch a free concert, look through vinyl records, and enjoy complimentary refreshments provided by Saint Arnold Brewery. 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
- Eat. Drink. Art. at Houston Museum of African American Culture – Eat. Drink. Art. guests will be able to enjoy complimentary lite bites and drinks, with the opportunity to purchase goods from local area small businesses and artisans at The Houston Museum of African American Culture. Tickets range from $20 to $35, not including ticket fees. 6pm to 9pm.
- Painting Night at City Acre Brewing Co. – Enjoy some handcrafted local beers and paint a pair of pint glasses at City Acre Brewing Co. Tickets are $45. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Opening Reception: Pop Presence at Cindy Lisica Gallery | FREE – Pop Presence focuses on contemporary artwork that is directly and deliberately situated on a “Warholian” and pop trajectory. See this exhibit at the opening reception at Cindy Lisica Gallery on Montrose. 7pm.
- Latin Hip Hop Fest at Eastdown Warehouse – Watch Latin Hip Hop artists such as Akwid, Mr. Nava, Big Cease and more at Eastdown Warehouse. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 7pm.
- Salute to Morrissey & The Smiths at Numbers Nightclub – In anticipation of Morrissey’s Houston performance Classic Numbers mixes in plenty of Smiths and Morrissey tunes and videos throughout the night along with other classic ’80s favorites. Tickets are $7 at the door. 9pm to 2am.
- Friday Night Live with RuPaul’s Drag Race Shangela at Rich’s – RuPaul’s Drag Race diva Shangela brings the T and delivers a show-stopping performance to Rich’s Houston along with a meet and greet. Free entry before 11pm. 10pm to 2am.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
- Zine Fest Houston at Lawndale Art Center – With 72 vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2015, the fest continues to grow apace and 2016 promises to be its biggest year ever. 2pm to 8pm.
- Harvest Hootenanny at the Hub Studio – Featuring the talent of several local Houstonians, this wide-ranging production boasts an impressive mix of acts. Plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to charity. Tickets start at $25, not including tickets. 8pm.
- 6th Annual Bayou City Poetry Grand Slam at Alley Theatre – Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach brings some of the nation’s top performing Slam Poets to Houston for an all-out word brawl at the Alley Theatre. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of. 7pm to 10pm.
- DJ Tony Moran Spins at Rich’s Houston – Dance all night to the thunderous beats of New Yorker Tony Moran when he plays songs by Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and more and the LGBT-friendly club Rich’s Houston. No cover before 11pm and complimentary entry at any time with an Uber receipt. 10pm to 2am.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
- Houston Barbecue Throwdown at Saint Arnold Brewery – The 2nd annual Houston BBQ Throwdown will feature 14 of Houston’s best barbecue restaurants competing to create the next great barbecue dish that represents Houston-style barbecue. Tickets range between $60 to $120, not including ticket fees. 1pm to 4pm.
- Nonkonformist: A Trunk Show at El Bambi – Local independent fashion designer Falon Felscher has a special trunk show at the vintage shop, El Bambi. Shop for unique finds while enjoying refreshments and live music. 2pm to 5pm.
- Amy Schumer at Toyota Center – Laugh it up with comedian, writer, and actress Amy Schumer at the Toyota Center in Downtown. Tickets start at $39, but you may find cheaper or better seats onTicketNetwork’s online resale market. 7pm.
- Labyrinth Quote & Sing-Along at Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park – Quote and sing-along to the classic Jim Henson film Labyrinth at Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park. They will provide an assortment of goodies in your prop bag, including bubbles to transport you to Sarah’s dreamy ball and more. Tickets are $12. 7:30pm.
- Mac Miller in Concert at Revention Music Center – Catch Pittsburgh-based rapper Mac Miller live in concert at the Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $30, not including ticket fees. 8pm.