Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 1 to Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Also in August 2018
Happening This Week
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
- 2018 Texas Greek Picnic Weekend at Jones Plaza – Go Greek with more than 5,000 fellow fraternity and sorority members at the 11th annual Texas Greek Picnic Weekend. Tickets are $15. 5pm to 8pm.
- Happy Hour with Beetle in Concert at The Continental Club | No Cover – Hear your favorite Beatles songs every Thursday evening with the tribute band, Beetle at The Continental Club. 7pm to 10pm.
- Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Rock out to jams such as “A Favor House Atlantic” and “Welcome Home” when Coheed and Cambria bring their tour to Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Center. Arrive early for an opening act by Taking Back Sunday. Tickets start at $39.50. 7pm.
- Dassai Sake Dinner at Kata Robata – Kata Robata will be hosting a rare five-course dinner featuring Dassai sake, a premium brand from the Asahi Shuzo brewery in Yamaguchi, Japan. Cost is $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and only 40 tickets are available. 7pm.
- Yngwie Malmsteen at Proof Rooftop Lounge – The guitar legend from Sweden, Yngwie Malmsteen, has made a living out of blistering fretboards and shredding notes at a prodigious rate. He’ll be visiting the Proof Rooftop Lounge in Midtown. Tickets range from $19 to over $100. 7pm.
- Summer Adult Skating Classes at The Official Dairy Ashford Roller Rink – Learn to skate, roll and bounce at the Summer Adult Skating Classes at The Official Dairy Ashford Roller Rink. $12 includes one class, skate rental, and admission. 8pm.
- Lil B in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Though Houston might know him for “cursing” James Harden back in 2015, Lil B has become a hip-hop force to be reckoned with. OG Ron C, Amber London, and Wes Blanco open the show. Tickets for his show start at $25. 8pm.
- Popular Slut Club: Indie Dance Night at Guava Lamp | No Cover – Move your body to the beat at this indie and underground LGBTQ dance party at the Guava Lamp. 9pm.
Friday, August 3, 2018
- Panic! At The Disco in Concert at Toyota Center – Catch a live show by the Grammy-winning pop-punk group, Panic! At the Disco, when they bring their tour to Toyota Center. Sing along to old favorites like “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” as well as new releases from their latest album, Pray For The Wicked. Tickets start at $30.75. 3pm.
- Listen Local: Music on the Plaza with the Heights Funk Collective at The Brown Foundation Plaza – The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) hosts a new summer music series on Friday evenings in their newest outdoor space, The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza. This week, enjoy funk/rock music by the Heights Funk Collective. 5pm to 8pm.
- Evening Market at Great Heights Brewing Company – Enjoy a collection of Houston’s craft pop up vendors every Friday evening at Great Heights Brewing Company. 5pm.
- Observance of Form Opening Reception at Winter Street Studios | FREE – Observance of Form explores the ritualistic and meditative process behind the creation of form, and how it exists within an environment and space. 6pmt o 9pm.
- Slim Thug in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – A staple in the storied history of Houston rap, Slim Thug takes a victory lap at White Oak, joined by familiar faces at his 20th Anniversary concert. Tickets range from $44 to $150, but you may find better or cheaper tickets on the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 7pm.
- Breaking Benjamin in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Jam out to early 2000s rockers Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch when they perform alongside Bad Wolves at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $29.50. 7pm.
- The Molly Ringwalds in Concert at House of Blues – Feel the nostalgia and energy of The Molly Ringwalds when they hit the stage at House of Blues in Downtown. Let the band take you on a musical journey filled with all the hits that transcended the ’80s and defined a generation. Tickets range from $12.50 to $35. 8pm.
- Bob Schneider in Concert at Heights Theater – See a concert from one of Austin’s most celebrated local musicians, Bob Schneider. He’ll perform at Heights Theater in support of his upcoming seventh studio album, Blood and Bones. Tickets start at $22. 8pm.
- Classic Numbers: Every Friday at Numbers Nightclub – Go back to the ’80s and hear hits from The Smiths, The Cure, Blondie, and more every Friday night at the always eclectic, Numbers Nightclub in Montrose. Cover charge at the door. 9pm.
- Bliss Fridays at Henke & Pillot – Experience Bliss Friday, a night specifically designed to cater to all the ladies with DJs, drink specials and more Henke & Pillot. 9pm.
- 54 at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar – Boogie over to Prohibition Theatre and get down with Houston’s brightest stars, The Moonlight Dolls, for the party of your life. This one-hour show is followed by two hours of disco dancing. Tickets are $20, but you may find limited discounted tickets for $10. 11pm.
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.
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