Make the most of your week with our top 15 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, August 27 to Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Happening This Week
Also in August 2018
Immerse yourself in Caribbean culture, rock ‘n roll to music from the ’50s, dine out on the last weekend of Houston Restaurant Weeks, root for the Texans in a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, get buzzed at the BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival and more.
Top 15 Things to Do This Week in Houston
- A Tribute to Roy Rogers at the National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Explore the life and legacy of Western movie star and singer Roy Rogers at this memorial exhibit presented by the National Museum of Funeral History. Open through New Year’s Eve, the exhibit showcases a variety of memorabilia, including Rogers’ prized 1963 Pontiac Bonneville convertible. $10. Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm; Monday 10am to 4pm.
- Houston Restaurant Weeks 2018 | Daily – Dine out for a great cause when nearly 250 of Houston’s hottest eateries offer a multi-course brunch, lunch, and/or dinner at an often-discounted price during Houston Restaurants Weeks 2018. Now in its 15th year, HRW is the largest annual fundraiser that benefits the Houston Food Bank. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Houston Over Harvey: One Year Commemoration at Axelrad | Monday, August 27 | No Cover – Gather with fellow Houstonians to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Harvey on the one-year anniversary of the storm. Together with CrowdSource Rescue, Axelrad will host a concert featuring Deep Cuts, Swimwear Department, and DJ Fredster, with donations benefitting recovery efforts in Fifth Ward.
- Houston Texans vs Dallas Cowboys at NRG Stadium | Thursday, August 30 – Don’t miss your chance to see the Texans’ final NFL preseason game when they take on our neighborly rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, at NRG Stadium. Tickets start at $39, but you might find cheaper, better, hard-to-find tickets available on TicketNetwork’s online marketplace.
- Houston Symphony: Blue Suede Tunes at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, August 30 – Rock and roll to the soundtrack of Las Vegas’ golden age when the Houston Symphony presents Blue Suede Tunes at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. You’ll hear hits from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and the like. 8pm. Tickets for select seating is $20; mezzanine and lawn seating are free.
- Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Thursday to Sunday – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Angels in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $15, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Thursday and Friday 7:10pm; Saturday 6:10pm; Sunday 7:05pm.
- The Legend of Drums – Drumming the Sky and Earth at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, August 31 | FREE – Discover the evolution of the drum as Taiwan Ten-Drum Art Percussion Group performs a series of compositions that depict the instrument’s history through powerful beats at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8pm.
- Labor Day Backyard Barbecue at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday, September 1 – Chow down on tasty barbecue and play family-friendly yard games during this Labor Day celebration at George Ranch Historical Park. The menu features beef brisket, venison, beef and pork sausage, mesquite con pollo, cowboy beans, potato salad, George Ranch BBQ sauces, and an assortment of cobblers. $15. 9am.
- Advocare Texas Kickoff: Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss at NRG Park | Saturday, September 1 – Jump right into football season with the annual Advocare Texas Kickoff. This year’s game pits Ole Miss against Texas Tech at NRG Park. Tickets start at $25. 11am.
- Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival: BrewHaHa Grand Tasting | Saturday, September 1 – Sample hundreds of local, domestic, and international brews at the biggest event of the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, the BrewHaha Grand Tasting. Participating enthusiasts can access educational seminars, chat with brewmasters and industry experts, sample wines, and enjoy live entertainment. $40. 3pm to 6:30pm.
- World of Dance Regionals at Warehouse Live | Saturday, September 1 – Ooh and ahh as talented dancers take the stage to compete in the World of Dance Regionals at Warehouse Live. Focused on the art of street dancing and modern choreography, World of Dance promises an unparalleled experience to participants and audience members alike. Tickets start at $40. 4pm to 10pm.
- Journey and Def Leppard in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday, September 1 – Feed your love of ‘80s rock at a doubleheader concert from Journey and Def Leppard at Toyota Center in Downtown. Expect to hear iconic songs like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” Tickets start at $49.50, but you may find cheaper of better seats on the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 7pm.
- Taste of the Caribbean Festival 2018 at BH Ranch Entertainment and Event Center | Sunday, September 2 – Experience the diverse flavors of Caribbean food, while enjoying live music, dance performances, and art as the BH Ranch Entertainment and Event Center hosts Taste of the Caribbean Festival 2018. $15. Noon to 11:55pm.
- The Mousetrap at the Alley Theatre | Ends Sunday, September 2 – Take a seat for one of the longest-running shows in the world, Agatha Christie’s thrilling mystery, The Mousetrap. In the beloved British play, a group of visitors take shelter from a snowstorm in a boarding house, only to find that one of their new companions is a murderer. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
- Ring of Fire at Stages Repertory Theatre | Ends Sunday, September 2 – Walk the line to Stages Repertory Theatre for Ring of Fire, a biographical performance about Johnny Cash featuring all of his top hits. $25. Showtimes vary.
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