Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday, October 14, 2018.
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Also in October 2018
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Day + Nightlife Guide
- 40th Annual Houston Italian Festival | Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14 – The Italian Cultural and Community Center of Houston presents the 40th annual Italian Festival, a four-day weekend celebration of Italian of food, culture, music, and dancing. Admission is free Thursday all day and Friday until 4pm. After 4pm on Friday admission is $8 for adults and free for children 12 and under for the rest of the weekend. Discounted admission tickets are available online for $6. Times vary.
Wednesday, October 10, 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.
- Colleen Green at Satellite Bar – Colleen Green, a Los Angeles-based indie pop musician, takes the stage at Satellite Bar with support from Cassie Ramone. Tickets are $8. 7pm.
- Trivia Night at Eureka Heights Brew Co | No Cover – Head to Eureka Heights Brew Co for a fun evening of trivia benefiting the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Free to play. 7pm to 9pm.
- Cards Against Humanity Tournament at Craft Beer Cellar Houston – Comedian, Roxxy Haze hosts a night of fun and laughs with a Cards Against Humanity tournament at Craft Beer Cellar Houston every Wednesday. 7:30pm.
- Mt. Joy in Concert at House of Blues – See the 5-piece indie rock band from Philly, Mt. Joy at the House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets are $15. 7:30pm.
- Stranger Things Trivia at Under the Radar Brewery | No Cover – Make your way over to the upside down for a Stranger Things-themed trivia night 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.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
- Craft Asylum: Second Thursdays at Texas Art Asylum | No Cover – Texas Art Asylum hosts a relaxed craft event where you can crochet, knit, paint draw and more. This event is BYOB and light snacks will be provided. 6pm.
- The Molly Ringwalds in Concert at Avenida Houston | FREE – Feel the energy of the ’80s tribute band The Molly Ringwalds along with rock n roll openers Roxy Roca at Avenida Houston. There will be craft beer, food, games and more. 6pm.
- ODESZA in Concert at Revention Music Center – Just a year after releasing their album A Moment Apart, the chillwave duo, ODESZA has circled the globe, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans. You can see them in Downtown with support from Jai Wolf and EVAN GIIA. Tickets start at $55, but you may spot better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6:30pm.
- James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour at Third Coast Restaurant – Taste a delicious menu of mouth-watering bites cooked up by James Beard Award-winning chefs at this touring dinner, hosted by Third Coast Restaurant. Tickets start at $115. 6:30pm.
- Texture Yellow at Satellite Bar – Hear the jazz, funk, and pop sounds of the local band, Texture Yellow with openers Kuwaisiana from New Orleans and BluMoon from San Marcos. Tickets are $10. 7pm.
- Justin Roelant and the West End Band in Concert at The Heights Theater – Singer and guitarist Justin Roelant performs at The Heights Theater with the West End Band. Liz Vaughn opens the show. Tickets range from $25 to $160. 7pm.
- Succulent Terrarium Workshop at El Big Bad – Make your own succulent terrarium in a class that will include glass, soil, plants, an array of mosses and mimosas at El Big Bad. Tickets are $40. 7pm to 8:30pm.
- Johnny Marr in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The jangly guitar legend from The Smiths, Johnny Marr, makes his way to White Oak Music Hall for his Call the Comet tour. Tickets start at $35. 8pm.
Friday, October 12, 2018
- College Night at CAMH | FREE – Enjoy an evening of art, music by DJ Flash Gordon Parks, pizza and more at the College Night event at the Contemporary Arts Museum. Free to attend with a college ID. 6pm to 8pm.
- Arctic Monkeys in Concert at Revention Music Center – Going into the summer, Arctic Monkeys dropped their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, along with their catchy single, “Four Out of Five”. The band from England returns with the opening band, Mini Mansions. Tickets start at $79, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork resale market. 7pm.
- The Ceiling Can’t Hold Us: Friends For Life Gala at Silver Street – Celebrate sixteen years of the Friends For Like animal rescue organization with a delicious dinner by Chef David Cordua, unique entertainment, and a very special silent auction at Silver Street. Tickets start at $200. 7pm to 11pm.
- Punch Party at Rienzi – Sample 18th-century cocktails and modern punches while you socialize on Rienzi’s terrace to the sounds of AMP’D, the quartet from Divisi Strings. Tickets are $35 for MFAH members; $45 for nonmembers. 7pm to 9pm.
- Colony House in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – See Colony House, an indie rock quartet, at White Oak Music hall with openers Tall Heights and The New Respects. Tickets start at $16. 7pm.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse – Watch an interactive screening of Richard O’Brien’s cult musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra. Tickets are $14. 7:30pm.
- Garbage in Concert at House of Blues – The Shirley Manson-fronted band, Garbage, celebrates the 20th anniversary of their second studio album, Version 2.0. Featuring the hit single, “I Think I’m Paranoid”, the band works through the album in its entirety, along with B-sides. Tickets range from $35 to $69.50, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Two Year Anniversary Party at The Secret Group – Celebrate The Secret Group’s two year anniversary with a solo set from Reggie and the Full Effect at The Secret Group. Tickets are $2 for guests over 21; under 21 is $10. 8pm.
- 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 13, 2018
- Wine Fest at Brenner’s on the Bayou – Brenner’s on the Bayou hosts its annual fall Wine Fest providing Houstonians the opportunity to sample a wide variety of award-winning wines. This event will feature eclectic wines, delicious chef-crafted bites, live music and more. Tickets start at $89. 3pm to 6pm.
- Art of Wining and Dining at Sugar Land Town Square – Sugar Land Town Square teams up with local restaurant and artists to support a good cause for the Art of Wining and Dining event. Stroll through the plaza and sample dishes from participating Town Square restaurants and shop at local artisan booths while enjoying music from Felix & Fingers. Tickets are $10; $25 for VIP. 4pm to 7pm.
- Texas Tailgate Warrior at Lucky’s Pub West – Get a team together for a good time and a good cause at the Texas Tailgate Warrior event at Lucky’s Pub West. Registration is $20 per team with unlimited $5 mulligans available. Part of the Proceeds of Texas Tailgate Warrior will be donated to Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation. 5pm to 8pm.
- A Night at Market Square Park | No Cover – Market Square Park in Downtown presents a performance from Cirque Mythos with aerialists, contortionists, jugglers, and fire breathers. 6pm to 10pm.
- Lily Allen in Concert at House of Blues – Along with a recent tell-all book, the English singer-songwriter, Lily Allen has opened up completely on her summer release, No Shame. See her live at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets are $34.50. 7pm.
- Candle Pouring Workshop at Flatland Gallery – Get crafty when Pop Shop America hosts a Candle Pouring Workshop at Flatland Gallery in Montrose. Tickets are $36. 7pm to 9pm.
- Halloween 40th Anniversary Movie Screening at Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra – Alamo Drafthouse hosts a special 40th Anniversary screening of John Carpenter’s classic, Halloween. Tickets are $10.83. 7:30pm.
- Bayou City Music Series presents Jazz in the Tre with Jason Moran in Concert at Emancipation Park | FREE – Acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, and Houston native, Jason Moran, headlines an all-ages, evening jazz concert in the Third Ward. Students from the HSPVA jazz program and Houston’s own Horace Grigsby open. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- Burly Q Lounge presents The Spooky Ladies of Burlesque Show at Warehouse Live – Houston’s burlesque “varie-tease” show is taking a dark turn for its big Halloween show, which features burlesque, stand-up comedy, live music, showgirls, and more. Expect hours of ribald comedy showcasing local and touring burlesque beauties, stand-up comics, musicians, games, circus tricks, and more. Tickets are $25. 8pm.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World at Wortham Theater Center – Get sickening when the RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World tour comes to the Wortham Theater Center. Some of the drag queens performing include Season 10 finalists Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Eureka, Kameron and more. Tickets start at $54. 8pm to 11:30pm.
- Dusti Rhodes & Andrew Youngblood at The Secret Group – Houston stand up comedians Dusti Rhodes and Andrew Youngblood co-headline this special show and live taping at The Secret Group. Tickets are $5. 8pm.
- 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 14, 2018
- Kinetic Ensemble presents Ocean’s Call at MATCH – One of the most versatile and innovative classical groups in Houston, Kinetic Ensemble opens its fourth season with Ocean’s Call, an evocative collage of three works inspired by the captivating interactions of water and physical space. Tickets are $25; $15 for students with valid ID. 6pm.
- Alice Cooper in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The beloved heavy metal icon, Alice Cooper, returns to Houston for a show in support of his 2017 release, Paranormal. Tickets range from $45 to $75, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork resale market. 6:30pm.
- Bob Dylan & His Band in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The legendary singer-songwriter (and recent Nobel Prize Laureate), Bob Dylan, arrives for a rare Houston performance following his 2017 release, Triplicate. Tickets range from $59.50 to $129.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Cabaret at Eight at Hamburger Mary’s Houston – Hosted by Alexye’us Paris, this drag show is full of laughs as well as hip-hop and R&B performances at Hamburger Mary’s Houston. A $5 show fee will be added to your bill. 8pm.
- 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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