Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, December 26 to Sunday, December 30, 2018.
Happening This Week
Also in December 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
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
- After Dark at Houston Museum of Natural Science – Explore the permanent halls as well as the special exhibits Houston Museum of Natural Science after hours while sipping on a drink from the cash bar at the After Dark event. Tickets range from $15 to $25. The museum will stay open until 9pm.
- Break the Ice Date Night at The Ice at Discovery Green – Bring your date for a romantic night skating under the skyline of downtown Houston at The Ice at Discovery Green park. There will be hot chocolate and other treats available at the Snack-N-Skate Shop. Tickets are $11. $4 skate rental. 7pm to 9pm.
- Harry Potter Trivia at King’s BierHaus | No Cover – Wizards and muggles can come together for King’s BierHaus Harry Potter Trivia night in the Heights. There will also be Harry Potter-themed food and drinks. 7pm to 10pm.
- Open Mic Comedy Night at Alley Kat Bar & Lounge – Sketch City Houston hosts their Open Mic Comedy Night at Alley Kat Bar & Lounge on Mid Main. 8pm to 10:30pm.
- Kermit Ruffins in Concert at Axelrad | No Cover – The legendary Kermit Ruffins will be performing his unique style of jazz, rhythm, and blues at Axelrad in Midtown. 8pm to 10pm.
- Date with a Night at Etro Lounge | No Cover – Dance the night away with a giant video screen, lights, and music from DJs Brandon Duhon Grrrl Parts at Etro Lounge in Downtown. Ages 21 and up only. 9:30pm.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
- Cultured Cocktails at Bar Boheme | No Cover – Fresh Arts host their Cultured Cocktails happy hour where proceeds will go to Group Acorde, a local contemporary dance group, at Bar Boheme. 5pm to 8pm.
- Bob Schneider in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Singer-songwriter and former lead singer of Ugly Americans, Bob Schneider performs at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Tickets are $28 in advance; $30 at the door. There will be a show at 7pm and 9:30pm.
- The Black Angels in Concert White Oak Music Hall – The Austin-based psychedelic rock band, The Black Angels, performs at White Oak Music Hall. Holy Wave and El Lago open the show. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 8pm.
- Oh Snap: A ’90s & Early ’00s Dance Party at Dean’s Downtown – DJ Dayta and Yunginternet play all of your favorite ’90s and early ’00s his at the Oh Snap dance party at Dean’s Downtown. Ages 21 and up only. 10pm.
Friday, December 28, 2018
- Watch Party: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars at JR’s Houston – Cheer on your favorite queen at JR’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star season 4 watch party every Friday evening. 7pm.
- Cory Morrow in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck hosts an evening with the Texas country singer-songwriter, Cory Morrow. Tickets are $30 in advance; $33 at the door. There will be a show at 7pm and 9:30pm.
- Reverend Horton Heat in Concert at Rockefellers – The Texas-based psychobilly trio, Reverent Horton Heat takes the stage at Rockefellers with support from Dale Watson. Tickets range from $40 to $240. 7pm.
- The Tontons in Concert at The Heights Theater – Watch a set from the local indie rock band, The Tontons with opening band, Black Pumas at The Heights Theater. Tickets start at $16.
- Avery in Concert at Satellite Bar – Avery, also known as the pop act -Us. and as the drummer for local indie band Wild Moccasins, headlines at Satellite Bar along with special guests, Corbin Dallas and Yawn Fresno. Tickets are $5 in advance; $10 at the door. 8pm.
- Kaskade at Clé Houston – Catch a set from DJ, record producer, and remixer, Kaskade at the Clé Houston lounge in Midtown. Tickets are $60. 10pm.
- NYE Resolution: Porter Robinson DJ Set at Stereo Live Houston – Catch a set from the DJ, Grammy-nominated record producer, and musician Porter Robinson at Stereo Live Houston. Tickets start at $55. 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, December 29, 2018
- Little White Oak Night Market at Sideout Volleybar | No Cover – The Little White Oak Night Market will feature local farmers, craft merchandise vendors, and local artists at Sideout Volleyball. 4pm to 8pm.
- Toadies in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Texas four-piece alt-rock group, Toadies, perform at White Oak Music Hall. The recent release of the band’s seventh studio album, The Lower Side of Uptown, continues to show how their talent has grown over the years alongside their old-school sound. Tickets are $27.50 in advance; $30 day of show. 7pm.
- Beatles Tribute Band The Fab 5, with Diamond Jack at House of Blues – The House of Blues Houston brings the best in classic rock live to its stage with a night of tributes. The Fab 5 re-creates the iconic hits of The Beatles, Diamond Jack covers the best ’70s arena rock, and AM to FM brings radio singles to the party. Tickets are $15, but limited comped (you only pay the ticketing fee) tickets are available. 8pm.
- Rooftop Party: Outdoor Salsa & Bachata Social Mixer at El Big Bad – Latin Dance Factory hosts their Rooftop Party where you’ll learn the basics of dancing salsa, merengue, bachata, and more latin dances and the enjoy a social mixer at El Big Bad. Tickets are $10. 8pm.
- A Selena Tribute with Son de Rey and DJ Soloces at The Continental Club – Celebrate the queen of cumbia with a Selena Tribute concert from Son de Rey and DJ Soloces at The Continental Club. Tickets are $12 pre-sale; $15 at the door. 8:30pm.
- Goth Dance Soiree at Insomnia Gallery – Insomnia Gallery in the East End transforms into a dance floor celebrating goth, darkwave, industrial, and post-punk for their Goth Dance night. Cover charge is $5. 9pm.
- Cash Cash: NYE Resolution at Stereo Live – The Roseland, New Jersey EDM DJ trio Cash Cash—comprised of brothers Jean Paul Makhlouf and Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch—lead a pre-New Year’s Eve dance party at Stereo Live. Ages 18 and up. Tickets are $33. 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 30, 2018
- The Long Island Boys at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar – Prohibition Theatre and Terrible Enfants Theatre Company present Houston’s only monthly “boy-lesque” show. The Long Island Boys have come together from far and wide to dazzle you with their charm, class and courage. Tickets are $25, but limited discounted $12.50 tickets are usually available. 6pm.
- Washed Out in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Hear the mellow, hip-hop-inspired production of Georgia’s Washed Out at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance; $22 day of show. 7pm.
- The Revolution in Concert at House of Blues – Rock out to the Prince’s legendary former band, The Revolution at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets range from $30 to $70. 8pm.
- Los Skarnales in Concert at The Heights Theater – See the local ska-punk band, Los Skarnales with opening band The Modern Don Juans at The Heights Theater. Tickets are $18. 8pm.
- Money Chicha in Concert at Axelrad | No Cover – Catch a set from the Texas-based group featuring members of the Grammy-award winning Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma, Money Chicha at Axelrad. 8:45pm.
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