Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, April 10 to Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Happening This Week
Also in April 2019
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
- 52nd Annual WorldFest-Houston at The Memorial City Cinemark Theatre | Friday to Sunday – Let your inner film buff roam free with ten days of 200 screenings, award ceremonies, galas and more at the 52nd annual WorldFest-Houston, happening at The Memorial City Cinemark Theatre. Tickets and movie times vary.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
- DIY Downtown: Frosted & Gilded Glass Barware at Local Foods Downtown – Join Pop Shop America at Local Foods Downtown to choose between high ball glasses, champagne flutes, or wine glasses and learn how to use Gold Leafing and Glass Etching techniques to make a set of beautiful barware glasses. Tickets are $36. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Fujifilm Touch and Try at Karbach Brewing Co. | No Cover – Meet with other fellow photo enthusiasts at Karbach Brewery for a night of photography, food, and beer. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Kermit Ruffins in Concert at Axelrad | No Cover – The legendary Kermit Ruffins performs his unique style of jazz, rhythm, and blues at Axelrad in Midtown. 7pm to 10pm.
- Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives in Concert at The Heights Theater – Known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives perform live at The Heights Theater. Tickets start at $36. 7pm.
- Indigo Girls in Concert at Jones Hall – The Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls— Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—join the Houston Symphony, performing folk-rock hits from their career spanning the past four decades. Tickets start at $39. 7:30pm.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Happy Hour Thursday at MFAH | No Cover – Browse the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and enjoy a cash bar, local DJ, and grub from a local food truck. 5pm to 8pm.
- Bingo Night at Under the Radar Brewery | No Cover – Try your luck for a chance to win prizes at Under the Radar Brewery’s Bingo Night in their beer garden. Free to play. 7pm.
- Game of Thrones Trivia at Great Heights Brewing Company – Gear up for the final season of the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones with a trivia night at Great Heights Brewing Company. For this trivia night, they will be focusing on season 7. Tickets are $6. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- CSz presents The EaDo Comedy Show – Catch plenty of high-energy characters, fast-paced scenes and personal absurdities in The Eado Comedy Show, CSz Houston’s long-form improv show that draws from the fun East Downtown neighborhood vibe. Full price tickets are $10, but limited, discounted $5 tickets available. 8pm.
- STS9 in Concert at House of Blues – Dance the night away at House of Blues with a live show by the famed group, STS9, known for their unique blend of instrumental rock, electronic, funk, jazz, drum and bass, psychedelia, and hip hop. $30. Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm.
- Rad City Thursdays at Present Company | No Cover – Jam out to nothing but ’80s tunes when DJ Fredster spings at the Montrose bar, Present Company. 9pm.
- Selena Night at Barbarella Houston – Dance to songs like “Baila Esta Cumbia” and “Como La Flor” when the Midtown nightclub, Barbarella, hosts a Selena-themed dance night along with a Selena-themed costume contest. Cover charge at the door. 9:30pm.
- Annika Chambers in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Hear the powerful and soulful voice of singer, Annika Chambers when she takes the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Tickets start at $20. 9:30pm.
Friday, April 12, 2019
- 8bit Wonder at 8th Wonder Brewery | No Cover – This new immersive 8-bit experience takes place at 8th Wonder Brewery and the new 8th Wonder Distillery. The musical lineup includes Bayonne, Pitter Patter, Squincy Jones, SIXIXIX, D-Fi Logic, and Chiptunes by Lazybit Collective. 5pm to 10pm.
- Bidi Bidi Birthday with Siempre Selena at House of Blues – Celebrate Selena Quintanilla’s birthday with a concert from the tribute band, Siempre Selena at House of Blues. Tickets start at $18. 7pm.
- ’80s Night at Howl at the Moon Houston – Rock your leg warmers, tease your hair, and dance to nothing but ’80s hits at Howl at the Moon Houston. Free admission with ’80s costume. Cover charge at the door. 7pm.
- Randy Rogers Band in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Texas-based country music group, Randy Rogers Band perform a live show at a White Oak Music Hall. Tickets are $35. 7pm.
- The Legendary Art Car Ball 2019 at Hermann Square Park – Wear your wildest costume, strut your stuff, and enjoy live entertainment from Boyfriend, Sailor Poon, DJ Fredster and more at The Legendary Art Car Ball at Hermann Square in Downtown. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. 7pm to 11pm.
- Arijit Singh in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Possibly the most successful singer in Indian music, Arijit Singh returns to Sugar Land for a performance of his fan favorites, like “Tum Hi Ho,” as well as newer works. Tickets range from $64 to over $250, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
- Brews & BBQ at Grand Central Park | No Cover – Grand Central Park is hosting Brews & BBQ , an outdoor barbecue event with free activities and entertainment. Free activities include a performance by the Joe Bailey Band, mechanical bull riding, pony rides, giant yard pong, Skee Ball, inflatables, and more. Noon to 5pm.
- The Holy Roar Tour: Chris Tomlin & More in Concert in The Woodlands – The Grammy-winning Christian singer-songwriter brings his 2019 Holy Roar Tour to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The tour also features guests Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett, Nicole Serrano, and Tomlin’s pastor, Darren Whitehead. Tickets start at $26.50 for lawn seating, before ticketing fees, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 7pm.
- Grungefest 2 at Revention Music Center – Rock out to nothing but grunge music with tribute bands like Some Temple Pilots, Lemon Yellow Sun, Alyson Chayns, and many more at Grungefest 2 at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $15. Door 7pm. Show at 8pm.
- Mandolin Orange in Concert at The Heights Theater – The Americana/folk duo, Mandolin Orange performs a live show along with special guest Charlie Parr at The Heights Theater. Tickets are $22. Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm.
- Gladys Knight in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – See the singer known as “The Empress of Soul”, Glady Knight perform live at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Tickets start at $49.50. 7:30pm.
- Noche de Selena at Axelrad | No Cover – Remember the queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla with live music and an art market at Axelrad in Midtown. 8pm.
- Comedy Central Roast Battle at Rockefellers Houston – Have a night of laughs when the Comedy Hub Houston Presents the Comedy Central Roast Battle Podcast live at Rockefellers Houston. Hosted by writer and comedian, Brian Moses, you can watch the Los Angeles Roasters against the Houston Roasters perform live. Tickets start at $25. There will be an early show at 8pm and a late show at 11pm.
- La Adictiva in Concert at Arena Theatre – From Sinaloa, Mexico, La Adictiva have enjoyed prominent success with singles like “Te Amo y Te Amo” and “Despues de Ti Quien” that have risen up the charts. Tickets range from $55 to over $150, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8:30pm.
- Deorro at Spire Houston – The Dutch house and trap DJ, Deorro, spins at Spire Houston nightclub in Downtown. Tickets are $25. 10pm.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
- 8th Annual It Came From The Bayou at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. | No Cover – Burning Bones Press presents the 8th Annual It Came From The Bayou Printmaking Showcase from in the Beer Hall at Saint Arnold Brewing Company. There will be plenty of prints for sale as well as music provided by Reverbnation. 11am to 4pm.
- Houston Barbecue Festival at Humble Civic Center Arena – The seventh annual Houston Barbecue Festival brings your favorite bbq joints to one place. Get smoked meats and goodies from top smokehouses like Blood Bros. BBQ, CorkScrew BBQ, Feges BBQ, Harlem Road Texas BBQ, Killen’s Barbecue, Pinkerton’s BBQ, Ray’s BBQ Shack, Tejas Chocolate + Barbecue and more. Tickets are $60 for general admission; $120 for VIP. 1pm to 4pm.
- Green Velvet at Clé Houston – Catch a set from the techno and house singer and producer, Green Velvet at Clé Houston lounge in Midtown. Tickets are $15. 2pm to 8pm.
- CounterCurrent10 Festival Closing at Axelrad | No Cover – Drop into Axelrad beer garden, and celebrate the closing of the CounterCurrent19 art festival with happy hour cocktails, light bites, and live music. 4pm to 7pm.
- Bluebonnet Cup at the Houston Polo Club – See two teams on thundering thoroughbreds battle it out on a lush green field. There will be a halftime champagne divot stomp, live flamenco guitar music, and more. Tickets start at $30 for adults; $15 for kids. 5pm.
- DMX in Concert at House of Blues – Known for his 1999 best-selling album, …And Then There Was X, hardcore rapper DMX has helped shape popular hip-hop throughout the ’90s and 2000s. Now, he stops by the Downtown venue, House of Blues, for a concert that is sure to please his fans. Tickets range from $30 to $49.50. 8pm.
- Big Freedia in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Queen Diva, Big Freedia, knows few boundaries, emerging as the leading voice of New Orleans hip hop, also called bounce music, in the early 2000s. Landing on Beyoncé’s “Formation” and “Nice for What” with Drake, Big Freedia has cultivated a fanbase that can’t wait to see the splash she’ll make next. Tickets start at $20. 8pm.
Find More Things to Do in Houston All Year Long
Be sure to subscribe to our free Weekend Guide email to receive a round-up of great things to do this weekend in Houston in your inbox every Thursday. If you don’t want to miss a thing, you can also opt in to our Daily Update emails (emailed six days a week).