Get a Nightlife: December 12 to 16, 2018

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Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, December 12 to Sunday, December 16, 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


  • Comedian Chris Distefano at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday Laugh it up at a comedy show by actor and stand-up comedian Chris Distefano, who will perform five shows at Houston Improv. Distefano has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Late Show with David Letterman, and Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. Tickets start at $20, but you can score 2-for-1 tickets for a limited time with promo code Chris365Showtimes vary.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

  • Holiday Party at Under the Radar Brewery | No Cover – Bust out that ugly sweater, shop for last-minute gifts at the pop-up market, groove to some live music and drink some beer at Under the Radar’s Holiday Party. Noon to 8pm.
  • Game of Thrones Pub Crawl in Downtown Houston – Bring honor to your house by dressing up in Westeros-worthy garb and trekking Downtown for a Game of Thrones pub crawl. Expect GoT-themed drinks, drink specials, prizes for the best costumes, and a raffle. Tickets start at $17.89. 3pm to 9pm.
  • Stuff Your Stockings Art Show at The Hardy & Nance Studios – The Hardy & Nance Studios presents the Stuff You Stockings Art Show and Holiday Bash where you can purchase artwork from local artists at an affordable price. There will be artwork available for $100 or less. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Christmas Party with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Southern Star Brewing Company | No Cover – Don your tacky Christmas sweater to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Southern Star Brewing’s family-friendly Christmas extravaganza. Featuring holiday tunes by The Home Brewed Brass Ensemble, the party will also offer plenty of grub from Russo’s Pizza and La Grange Bar B Que & Grill for purchase. 6pm to 10pm.
  • KiKi Maroon’s Ho Ho Ho-liday Burlesque Show The Ho Ho Ho-liday Show is The Burlesque Varie-tease show with a Christmas twist. Expect reindeer showgirls, naughty elves, sexy show queens, and even a Nutcracker or two. The show offers burlesque, standup comedy, live music, showgirls, and a good time for all. Tickets are $25. 7pm.
  • Neon Garden: Nite Jewel in Concert at Axelrad | No Cover – Experience a visual and auditory evening at the Neon Garden concert series featuring the LA-based headliner, Nite Jewel at Axelrad. Openers include Rex Hudson, Lazybit Collective, and SIXIXIX. 7:30pm.
  • Sleep in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – An influential heavy metal band from the early ’90s, Sleep reformed in 2009 and have released their fourth album, The Sciences, heralding a comeback for a band once thought gone. Tickets are $25. 8pm.
  • Kshmr in Concert at Stereo Live – Hit the dance floor at a live show by EDM giant Kshmr when he brings his magnetic electro house mixes to Stereo Live. Tickets start at $29. 10pm.
  • DJ Isaac Escalante at Rich’s Houston – Make your way to Midtown for a set by EDM DJ and producer Isaac Escalante at the LGBTQ-friendly nightclub, Rich’s. Tickets start at $10 for presale. 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, December 16, 2018 

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