Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, October 3 to Sunday, October 7, 2018.
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Also in October 2018
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
- Karbachtoberfest 2018 at Karbach Brewing Co. | Thursday, October 4 to Sunday, October 7 – Karbach Brewing Co. hosts their 3-weekend Karbachtoberfest filled with live music, German-inspired food, and of course, beer. Sundays will be family-friendly and dog-friendly. Tickets range from $10 to $20. Times vary per day.
- Fashion X Houston at River Oaks District | Thursday, October 4 to Saturday, October 6 – Peep the latest styles as models strut down the runway in Houston’s fashion-forward River Oaks district at the 3rd Annual Fashion X Houston showcase. Expect to see global brands and local names alike, including Chloe Dao, Miles David, and Shusi. Tickets start at $25. 6:30pm each day.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
- Wednesday Night Steak Night at West Alabama Ice House – West Alabama Ice House hosts a Steak Night where you can choose from an 8 oz. filet or 12 oz. ribeye with a loaded baked potato and mixed green salad. Cost of the dinner is $18. 7pm.
- Mexican Bingo Happy Hour at Spanish Village Restaurant – Enjoy a game of Loteria, also known as Mexican Bingo, during Happy Hour at Spanish Village Restaurant. No cover to play, but food and drinks are on you. 7pm.
- Lydia Lunch Retrovirus in Concert at Warehouse Live – The legendary New York singer, poet, writer, and actress, Lydia Lunch, performs live at Warehouse Live. Tickets are $15. 7pm.
- Mothers in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Indie rock band from Athens, Georgia, Mothers take the stage at White Oak Music Hall with openers Lala Lala. Tickets start at $12. 7pm.
- MoonGarden Twilight Tours at Discovery Green | FREE – Learn all about Discovery Green’s latest art installation, MoonGarden at a guided tour with the creators themselves. Experience the 22 illuminated spheres with a tour guide with a one-hour look into the magic and making of MoonGarden. 7pm to 8pm.
- Indigo Girls in Concert at House of Blues – Grammy Award-winning folk-rock music duo, Indigo Girls perform at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets start at $30. 7pm.
- Mean Girls Trivia at Under the Radar Brewery – Wear pink for this Wednesday evening trivia night all about the hilarious movie, Mean Girls at Under the Radar Brewery. 7:30pm to 10pm.
- Comedy Open Mic at Liberty Station | No Cover – Join host Janan Araujo-Siam for 5-minute comedy sets, $3 PBR, $7 shot and beer specials and more at Liberty Station. 8pm.
- Wednesday Night Flashback: ’80s & ’90s at Numbers Nightclub – Dance to the music of the ’80s and ’90s and enjoy drink specials at Numbers Nightclub in Montrose. Cover charge at the door. 9pm.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
- Oktoberfest at Memorial City | No Cover – Grab your dirndl and lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest on the lawn at Memorial City. They will have selections from some of Houston’s microbreweries, Bavarian-style food, and live German folk music and dancing. 5pm to 8pm.
- First Thursday at Mid Main Houston – Swing by Mid Main for live music and drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka and Saint Arnold Brewing every first Thursday of the month. This month, donations benefit Trees for Houston. Tickets are $5. 6pm to 10pm.
- Backyard Jams featuring Marmalakes in Concert at Market Square Park | FREE – Close out the summer Backyard Concert Series with an outdoor show by Austin-based Marmalakes and openers Mantra Love at Market Square Park. 7pm to 10pm.
- Colin Gilmore & Nicolette Good in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – The Texas-based singer-songwriters Colin Gilmore and Nicolette Good take the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Tickets start at $20. 7pm.
- Small Town Murder Podcast at House of Blues – Small Town Murder, a true crime podcast that consists of comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman, comes to the House of Blues for the “Shut Up and Give Me Murder!! Tour”. Join Pietragallo and Whisman as they discuss a small town and a murder that takes place there. Tickets range from $25 to $35. 7pm.
- J Balvin in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Get the party started at a concert by Colombian superstar J Balvin, who sings hits such as “I Like It,” “Mi Gente,” and “Ay Vamos,” when he takes the stage at Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $39, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 8pm.
Friday, October 5, 2018
- Wine Down at Midtown Park | FREE – Wind down from your busy work week with live pop music from The Rikkis band and enjoy tasty food from local food trucks at Midtown Park. 6pm to 9pm.
- Good Old War in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Watch the indie folk rock band, Good Old War with openers Beta Radio and Danny Black at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets range from $16 to $18. 6pm.
- The Bright Light Social Hour in Concert at The Heights Theater – A pillar of the Austin music scene, musical psychonauts The Bright Light Social Hour performs at The Heights Theater. Tickets start at $20. 7pm.
- Night Light Vibe: I Miss the ’90s at 3rd Ward Tours – Vibe out to songs from the ’90s while riding your bike with other cyclists with 3rd Ward Tours. Tickets range from $10 to $22. 7:30pm.
- Kinda Super Disco & Dusky at Rich’s Houston – The DJ collective, Kinda Super Disco spins along with special guests, the British duo, Dusky at the LGBTQ-friendly nightclub, Rich’s. Tickets start at $15. 10pm.
- 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, October 6, 2018
- Houston Margarita Festival at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – The Houston Margarita Festival is back to help you keep those sunny summer vibes flowing well into fall. Some of the city’s most inventive mixologists are going head-to-head to craft the best signature margaritas. Festival-goers get to taste them and crown the winner. General admission tickets start at $15, but limited discounted $7.50 tickets are available. Noon to 10pm.
- Sawyer Yards Fall Biannual Art Stroll | No Cover – Experience a rare opportunity to view and shop thousands of pieces of art from more than 350 Houston artists at the Sawyer Yards Fall Biannual Art Stroll. Along with the art, there will be live music, light bites, and drinks at each building. 4pm to 9pm.
- Foam Glow 5K at Sam Houston Race Park – Run or walk the Foam Glow 5K where you’ll get blasted with glowing foam and then lit up with black light at Sam Houston Race Park. Standard registration starts at $20. 4:30pm to 9:30pm.
- The Voidz in Concert at The Heights Theater – Fronted by The Strokes’ lead singer, Julian Casablancas, The Voidz have been touring on their recent release, Virtue, which drew overwhelming critical acclaim and has given the band a distinctive voice. See them live at The Heights Theater. Tickets start at $28. 7pm.
- Romina Von Mohr in Concert at Memorial City Mall | FREE – Local singer-songwriter Romina Von Mohr performs on the Square at Memorial City Mall. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Wild Moccasins Tour Kick-Off Show with Vodi and John Allen Stephens at Satellite Bar – Houston’s very own Wild Moccasins perform songs from their widely album, Look Together, at Satellite Bar. Vodi and John Allen Stephens open the show. Tickets start at $12. 8pm.
- 40th Anniversary Party at Numbers Nightclub – Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Montrose staple, Numbers Nightclub, with ’80s music, prizes, drink specials and more. Cover charge at the door. 8pm to 2am.
- Krunk Komedy with DJ Nabs at NRG Arena – Crack up at this touring comedy show featuring some of the biggest names in hip-hop and hosted by comedian Red Grant. Krunk Komedy’s lineup includes Donnell Rawlings, DJ Nabs, Red Grant, Lil Scrappy, Young Dro, Yung Joc, The Ying Yang Twins, Trae The Truth, and Travis Porter. Tickets start at $55, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 8pm.
- 2 Year Anniversary Block Party at Lilly and Bloom – Lilly and Bloom in Downtown hosts an ’80s themed block party with participating bars Etro and Cotton Mouth Club. Cover charge at the door. 8pm.
- Lil Jon DJ Set at Clé Houston – The Atlanta-based rapper, Lil Jon hosts his “Thank God I’m Alive” DJ night at the Clé Houston lounge in Midtown. Tickets are $15. 10pm.
- 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, October 7, 2018
- The Depressed Cake Shop at Silver Street Studios | No Cover – Hoping to help lift the stigma associated with depression and mental health, local chef Jody Stevens launched the Houston version of international cake pop-up, The Depressed Bake Shop. Noon to 4pm.
- 2nd Annual WhiskeyBeerTacos Event at Eight Row Flint – Enjoy 3 courses of whiskey from WhistlePig Whiskey, beer from Saint Arnold’s Brewery and tacos at Eight Row Flint. Tickets are $100. Noon to 3pm.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race Valentina at Rich’s Houston – Sashay over to Rich’s as RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Valentina performs at the Dessie’s Drag Race 3 Finale. Tickets are $15. 5pm to midnight.
- Magnolia City Murder Mystery Dinner & Show at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar – Get ready for a night of music, mayhem, and mystery at Magnolia City at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar. You are a part of the story as it unfolds as you pick up clues throughout the night. Tickets are $50, but you may find limited discounted tickets for $25. 6pm.
- The Sheepdogs in Concert at The Continental Club – Hear the retro-rock sounds of the quintet, The Sheepdogs with support from Calvin Love at The Continental Club. Tickets are $15. 7pm.
- Platform Disco Sunday Night Fever at The Flat | No Cover – The Flat hosts a Sunday night with a collective of DJs playing rare cuts, b-sides and new edits of disco, funk, boogie, underground, and classic house. 9pm.
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