Top 14 Things to Do This Week in Houston: April 16 to 22, 2018

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Indulge in fine wine and food pairings in Galveston, enjoy a selection of upbeat Latin music performed by the Houston Symphony, watch a performance of the classic musical, West Side Story, root for the Dynamo when they take on Toronto FC, check out the Foo Fighters in concert, cheer on athletic kids in the world’s largest children’s triathlon, and more.

Top 14 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, and Friends at Jones Hall | Monday, April 16 Join famed actor-comedian Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler when they team up for New Worlds, an exploration of American values in the creative arts, at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $52. 7:30pm.
  • Chromeo in Concert at House of Blues | Wednesday, April 18 Wear your dancing shoes when Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo performs a show at House of Blues, with Phantom as the opener. Tickets start at $33 up to $175, but you may find better or cheaper seats using TicketNetwork’s online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Foo Fighters in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion | Thursday, April 19Rock out to hit songs like “Everlong”, “Best of You”, or “The Sky is a Neighborhood” when the Foo Fighters perform at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in support of their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold. Tickets start at $45. 7pm.
  • Nina Diaz and Wild Moccasins at Rockefellers | Friday, April 20Check out Nina Diaz, a San Antonio native and former vocalist for Girl in a Coma, when she performs a show at Rockefellers. Local openers Wild Moccasins will open the show. Tickets start at $12. 8pm.
  • Houston Symphony: The Best of John Williams at Jones Hall Allow your ears to travel to a land far, far away, as the Houston Symphony performs scores by John Williams in honor of Star Wars’ 40th anniversary at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $26. 8pm.
  • West Side Story at HGO Resilience Theater | Starts Friday, April 20 Snap your fingers and head on down to HGO Resilience Theater for a dramatic performance of forbidden love in the classic musical, West Side Story. Tickets start at $25. Friday and Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.
  • Galveston Island Wine Festival | Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 Sip fine wines, dine at an elegant dinner, run a champagne 5K, and attend a grand food and wine tasting during the ninth annual Galveston Island Wine Festival at Saengerfest Park. Tickets start at $72. Times and locations vary.
  • The Forgotten Empress at Asia Society Texas | Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 – Watch a fusion of South Asian classical dance, live music, and theater in a dynamic performance of The Forgotten Empress, a story based on the life of Empress Noor Jahan in 16th-century Mughal India. $35. 8pm.
  • Houston Symphony: ¡Fiesta! at Jones Hall | Saturday, April 21 – Prepare to dance the conga, macarena and more at this morning concert featuring a variety of Latin beats at Jones Hall. Performed by the Houston Symphony, ¡Fiesta! Will feature a live mariachi band, Folklorico dancers, music from Disney’s latest hit Coco, and Bizet’s famous “Toreador Song” from Carmen.Tickets start at $20. 10am and 11:30am.
  • Broadway at the Box at Music Box Theatre | Through Saturday, April 21 Experience a night of musical theater as performers The Great White Way return to The Music Box Theater. See Broadway classics from decades past, as well popular newcomers. Tickets are $29, but you may find limited discounted tickets for $14.50. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 2pm.
  • Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC at BBVA Compass Stadium | Saturday, April 21 – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play Toronto FC in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 2pm.
  • The Catastrophic Theatre presents Small Ball at MATCH  | Through Saturday, April 21 Pique your interests of both sports and musical theater with The Catastrophic Theater’s performance of Small Ball at MATCH. Commissioned by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, Small Ball follows a group of Lilliputians who form a FIBA basketball team in hopes of gaining international recognition. Tickets start at $10. Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm.
  • Houston Texans Kids Triathlon at NRG Stadium | Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 Cheer on young athletes as they swim, bike, and run their way through the world’s largest sanctioned children’s triathlon at NRG Stadium. $50. 6am both days.
  • Ann at Stages Repertory Theatre  | Through Sunday, April 22  – Explore the life and career of an iconic Texas governor and master of bon mots, Ann Richards, in Ann at Stages Repertory Theatre. Sally Edmunson stars in this one-woman-show that showcases the struggles and triumphs experienced by the local icon. Tickets start at $25. 2:30pm.

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