Get a Nightlife: August 1 to 5, 2018

Photo courtesy of Axelrad

Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 1 to Sunday, August 5, 2018.

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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


  • Bert Kreischer at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – Catch the hilariously frank and candid comic, and Travel Channel reality television host, Bert Kreischer when he performs five shows at Houston Improv. Tickets range from $35 to $45. Thursday 8pm; Friday 7:30pm and 9:45pm; Saturday 7pm and 9:30pm.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

  • Raising the Steaks Wednesdays at Belle Station Belle Station hosts the Raising the Steaks party complete with a happy hour from 4pm to 8pm, a steak dinner hour from 7pm to 11pm, and rotating DJs starting at 9pm. Cover charge at the door. 4pm.
  • Jazz Wednesdays at Axelrad | No Cover – Axelrad hosts Jazz Wednesdays every week with a dynamic rotation of local jazz musicians at their beer garden. 6:30pm.
  • Dance Contest at Wild West Houston | No Cover – Show off your moves and compete in a special 4-week contest for cash prizes at Wild West. 7pm.
  • Bingo Night at Down the Street | No Cover – Saint Arnold presents Bingo at Down the Street bar. Enjoy 10 rounds of bingo with 10 prizes. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Sales in Concert White Oak Music Hall – The guitar-based lo-fi pop duo Sales out of Florida have been releasing mostly singles over the course of their career, though the pace has picked up in the last year. Their most recent tour will bring them through the downstairs room at White Oak. Tickets are $18 day of show. 7pm.
  • Kickin’ It Country: Free Wednesday Night Concerts at Kemah Boardwalk | FREE – Country music lovers can enjoy a free Wednesday night concert with different country music bands at Kemah Boardwalk. 8pm.
  • Bingo Night at Cactus Cove | No Cover – The Cactus Cove Bar & Grill hosts a fun night of bingo and booze every Wednesday. 8pm.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

  • White Linen Night at Heights Bier Garten | No Cover – Head to the Heights Bier Garten for their White Linen Night event and enjoy craft beer, delicious house cocktails, and live music. There will also be a best-dressed pet competition with prizes for you and your furry companion. 11am to 2pm.
  • Drink Local Art Market at Under the Radar Brewery | No Cover – Under the Radar Brewery hosts a market with plenty of local vendors, art, craft beer and more every first Saturday of the month. 4pm.
  • First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights | No Cover – Browse fine art and eclectic goods at the free monthly First Saturday Arts Market in the heart of the Houston Heights. In addition to shopping and browsing, you’ll find live music, food truck bites, great people watching and more. 6pm to 10pm.
  • White Linen Night in The Heights | No Cover – Don your crispest, lightest, and whitest apparel and take a stroll down 19th Street at the official and original White Linen Night in The Heights. The street will be packed with art displays, live music, shopping specials, party atmosphere, and some of Houston’s best summer people watching. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Imagine Dragons in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Feel the thunder of Imagine Dragons’ powerful live performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Arrive early to see Grace VanderWaal of America’s Got Talent. Tickets start at $65. 7pm.
  • Houston International Jazz Festival at House of Blues – Bask in the sweet sounds of jazz music when Houston International Jazz Festival returns for its 28th year. On Saturday night, you’ll hear performances by Mindi Abair, Althea Rene, and Ashleigh Smith. Tickets start at $40. 7pm.
  • Erasure in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Catch an electric show by synth-pop duo Erasure when they play a live set at Smart Financial Centre in support of their upcoming release, World Be Gone. Tickets start at $39.50. 7:30pm.
  • The Late Show: Bathtub Full of Gin at Prohibition Supperclub – Step into the Roaring ’20s, when skirts were short and booze was a secret pleasure. Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant Theatre Company’s immersive dance party series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy electro swing music. Tickets are $20 for standing; $35 for seated, but limited, discounted $10 standing tickets are available for most shows. 11pm.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 

  • Free Play Sundays & All Day Happy Hour at Conservatory | FREE –Head to Conservatory in Downtown to play some free arcade games and enjoy a happy hour on over 60 selections of beer, wine, and whiskeys in their beer garden. 11am to 10pm.
  • Sunday Funday at Capitol Bar – Capital Bar in Midtown hosts one of Houston’s favorite Sunday Fundays, for more than five years running. Every Sunday, you’ll find pop-up kitchens and food trucks, resident DJs and special guest DJs, great drink prices, amazing specials, hookah and bottle service available. Cover charge at the door. 5pm.
  • Tropical Sundays & Will Van Horn Trio in Concert at Axelrad | No Cover – Enjoy a fun day mixed with Tropicalia, Hawaiian inspired, and upbeat tunes with music by Houston’s Will Van Horn Trio at Axelrad. 7pm.
  • 311 and The Offspring in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Jam out to two of the ‘90s’ most notable live bands, 311 and The Offspring, when they headline a concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Gym Class Heroes will open the show. Tickets start at $27.50. 7pm.
  • Tory Lanez in Concert at House of Blues – A blend of R&B and rap, Tory Lanez has never felt comfortable being narrowed to one genre. His new release, Memories Don’t Die, provides a new look into his sprawling songwriting and he tours through town in support of it’s early March release. Tickets range from $27 to $47. 8pm.
Official White Linen Night in The Heights 2017
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Zahira Gutierrez is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston fascinated by fashion. When she isn't recording or touring the country with her band, Wild Moccasins, she can be found sewing her own costumes and covering lifestyle events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.