Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, April 24 to Sunday, April 28, 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
- Comedian Michael Yo at Houston Improv | Friday to Saturday – Have yourself a good laugh when the actor, television host, and stand-up comedian, Michael Yo, takes the stage at Houston Improv. Known for co-hosting The Insider on CBS and the Yo Show, he also appears regularly on the comedy panel of Chelsea Lately, The Talk, and as pop-culture commentator on Showbiz Tonight. Tickets are $22. Times vary.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
- Celebrate Selena at The Rustic | No Cover – Celebrate the life and music of Selena and put on your bustiers for a performance by Bidi Bidi Banda and a look-alike contest at The Rustic. RSVP required. 6pm to 9pm.
- Falling In Reverse in Concert at House of Blues – The Noise presents a live performance from the rock band, Falling in Reverse at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets are $27.50. Doors at 6pm. Show at 7pm.
- Black Restaurant Week presents Nosh: Houston Culinary Showcase – The Nosh culinary showcase will feature Houston’s premier chefs and caterers presenting live cooking demonstrations, and the Power of the Palate Bartender Competition at George R. Brown Convention Center. Early bird tickets start at $45; $70 for VIP. 6pm to 10pm.
- Jazz Wednesdays at Axelrad | No Cover – Join Axelrad for their popular Jazz Wednesdays every week which features a dynamic rotation of the best Jazz musicians in Houston. 6:30pm.
- Celebrity H-Town Chefs Against Cancer at Four Seasons Hotel Houston – Eighteen of Houston’s top restaurants come together for an unforgettable night of fundraising, great food, and fun at Four Seasons Hotel. Tickets are $100. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Emily King in Concert at The Heights Theater – The R&B singer-songwriter, Emily King performs live at The Heights Theater with special guest opener, Jennah Bell. Tickets start at $22. 7pm.
- Houston Whiskey Wednesday at Bosscat Kitchen & Libations – The Houston Whiskey Wednesday event is an interactive experience for guests to learn about a distillery and its whiskey expressions. This month, Bosscat will be featuring expressions from the Heaven Hill Distillery. Tickets are $75. 7pm to 9pm.
- Avengers Trivia at Under the Radar Brewery | No Cover – Under the Radar Brewery hosts a trivia night ahead of the highly anticipated release of Avengers: End Game movie. 7:30pm.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
- Dining Out For Life 2019 – Participating restaurants around Houston will join in on Dining out for Life, an annual nationwide fundraiser, with a portion of the proceeds supporting AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH) programs and services that help thousands of Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS. Guests are invited to dine out and simply pick up their own tab at spots like B&B Butchers, Barnaby’s, Ginger & Fork, Le Colonial, Niko Nikos, El Real and more. Prices and times vary.
- 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.
- Steak and Bingo Night at Little Woodrow’s in The Heights – Join Little Woodrow’s in The Heights for a few rounds of bingo, drink specials, and a steak provided by Southern Standard. $18 for the steak dinner and bingo. 6pm.
- Singles Speed Dating at The Dogwood – Houston Social Singles hosts a singles speed dating event where you can chat with local singles for a short amount of time at The Dogwood. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 6pm to 7:30pm.
- Two Saints and a Taco Tasting at Saint Arnold Brewing Company – This event brings together some of Houston’s most popular restaurants for a fun taco tasting competition that includes music, a silent auction, and plenty of fellowships. All proceeds benefit the UST Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50. 6:30pm to 9pm.
- Comedian Christine Gambito at Houston Improv – Laugh it up when the internet personality, actress, and comedian, Christine Gambito performs live at Houston Improv. Better known for her screen name HappySlip, Gambito has maintained one of the most-subscribed-to channels on YouTube. Tickets range from $25 to $50. Doors at 6pm; show at 7pm.
- Victor Wooten in Concert at Warehouse Live – The prodigious bass guitarist, Victor Wooten, sets out on a tour featuring his band as well as students performing music crafted by his educational camps. Tickets range from $19 to $300, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Beach Fossils in Concert at Satellite Bar – Watch a set from the Brooklyn-based indie rock band, Beach Fossils at Satellite Bar. George Clanton and Why Bonnie open the show. Tickets start at $20. 7pm.
- Pride 2019: Official Kickoff at Pearl Bar – Kick off the 2019 Houston LGBT Pride Celebration at Pearl Bar with entertainment from DJ Athenz, DJ Drea, and H-Town Kings, along with Pride 2019 festival announcements. Cover charge at the door. 7pm to 9pm.
- A Hulu Original Comedy Tour with Ramy Youssef & Friends at White Oak Music Hall – Join Ramy and friends for a free night of comedy and cocktails to celebrate the launch of his new self-titled series on Hulu, RAMY. Tickets are free, but you must RSVP. Doors at 6:30pm; show from 7:30pm to 9pm.
- 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.
- Island Boogie Thursday at Lei Low Bar | No Cover – All vinyl DJs Alex Aye and 5-D will be funking up the sounds of Paradise every fourth Thursday of the month all summer long at Lei Low Bar. 8pm.
- 10,000 Maniacs in Concert at The Heights Theater – Since the early ’80s, the alt-rock group, 10,000 Maniac, has charted with several signature albums, including 1989’s Blind Man’s Zoo and 1992’s Our Time in Eden. Several decades later, they continue to play songs from their extensive catalog. Tickets are $30. 8pm.
- Work It: Y2k Dance Party at Etro Lounge – Etro Lounge in Downtown hosts a weekly dance night featuring early-mid 2000s favorites, one hit wonders, and club classics. Cover charge at the door. 9pm.
Friday, April 26, 2019
- Chvrches in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Jam out to the ethereal pop music of Chvrches with a live show by the Scottish band at White Oak Music Hall. Cherry Glazerr opens the show. Tickets are $34. 6pm.
- Fashion Friday at Angela Fabbri Pop-Up Gallery in the River Oaks District | No Cover – For the month of April, Houston artist Angela Fabbri is hosting the first ever fine art pop-up gallery in River Oaks District, located between Stella McCartney and Harry Winston. This pop up will happen at Alice and Olivia. 6pm to 8pm.
- Leon Bridges, with Jess Glynne in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – In the years since the release of Coming Home, Leon has proved himself a masterful R&B artist with staying power. His new album, Good Thing, cements him as complex, multifaceted, and capable of making groundbreaking work. Jess Glynne opens. Tickets range from $29.50 to $99.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale website. Show at 7:30pm.
- MFAH Mixed Media – Experience a Van Gogh-inspired bash that celebrates the Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art exhibition at MFAH Mixed Media. This fun night will include exclusive after-hours access to the exhibition, dancing, specialty cocktails, and a chance to create your own piece of art. Tickets are $25 for non-members; $22 for members. 8pm.
- Classic Numbers: Every Friday at Numbers Nightclub – Go back to the ’80s and hear hits from The Smiths, The Cure, Blondie and more every Friday night at the always eclectic, Numbers Nightclub in Montrose. 9pm.
- Karaoke Night at Saint Dane’s Bar & Grille | No Cover – Sing your heart out while enjoying $.50 cent drinks at Karaoke Night at Saint Dane’s Bar & Grille. 9:30pm.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
- The Red Velvet Vintage Market at The George Theater – The Red Velvet Vintage Market returns to The George Theater, presenting an afternoon of vintage wares, vintage fashion, and vintage fun inside the theater’s beautiful lobby. Shoppers will be able to score some of the costumes, outfits, accessories, and props from the A.D. Players past shows and productions. 11am to 5pm.
- Lounge on the Lawn at Midtown Park | FREE – Spend a day outdoors with friends and family when Midtown Houston hosts Lounge on the Lawn, an all-day celebration at Midtown Park. The event will feature diverse cuisine from vendors like Rich Rich Po’ Boy and Krave Funnel Cones, live entertainment, and family-friendly fun on the lush 30,000 square foot lawn. Noon to 8pm.
- Grand Opening Celebration at True Anomaly Brewing in EaDo | No Cover – Although Houston’s newest brewery opened its doors a few weeks ago, this official opening party coincides with the brewers’ first release. There will be music, a Secret Group Comedy Showcase, and more. Noon to 11pm.
- Black Restaurant Week presents Soundbites Food Truck Festival – Celebrate the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine as the Houston Black Restaurant Week presents the Soundbites Food Truck Festival at Peggy Park. Hungry guests can check out the HOUBRW’s festival highlighting a delicious assortment of black food truck owners, family fun, and live music from some of Houston’s hottest DJs. Early bird tickets start at $7. 1pm to 7pm.
- Energy Corridor International Festival at Plazas at the Parkway | FREE – The family-friendly Energy Corridor International Festival will showcase the vast cultures that make up the community of Energy Corridor. Community members and local business will celebrate with live music, entertainment, and dance. There will be a market featuring a variety of cultural foods, fare, and other goods. There will also be giveaways and prizes. 2pm to 6pm.
- Sawyer Yards Spring Biannual Art Show & Sale | FREE – The 350 artists of five buildings on the Sawyer Yards campus will open their studios to the public, inviting visitors to tour their private workspaces and display galleries, visit with the artists themselves, and purchase original artwork if the spirit moves them. 5pm to 9pm.
- Doomsday Wrestling at Market Square Park | FREE – Hoot and holler while costumed wrestlers perform body slams and headlocks in an intentionally comedic wrestling match at Market Square Park. Enjoy lawn games, drinks, and music prior to the show. 7pm.
- Hillsong United in Concert at Toyota Center – Join the members of Hillsong United for an evening of worship and musical celebration at Toyota Center. Since its formation in 1998, the Christian band has cranked out 17 albums that have received praise from critics and audiences alike. Tickets start at $175, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.
- Nicky Jam in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – With his seventh studio album, Fénix, Puerto Rican singer Nicky Jam crafted a reggaeton-slash-trap album that is an irresistible jammer. Watch him perform live at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Tickets for his “Intimo Tour 2019” show range from $56 to $166, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Liz Phair in Concert at The Heights Theater – The singer-songwriter, Liz Phair, burst onto the scene in the early ’90s with her debut album, Exile in Guyville, and its follow-up Whip-Smart in 1994. Now, she continues to tour with a catalog of songs the reach back three decades. Tickets are $32. 8pm.
- Erykah Badu in Concert at Arena Theater – Catch a live show from the Queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu, when the Grammy winner takes the stage at Arena Theater. Tickets start at $99, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8:30pm.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
- Love & Make’s DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop in Rice Village – Straight out of the ’70s and just in time for summer, macrame wall hangings are back. Master macrame designer Tanya Bagashkawill teach work-shoppers the basic knots to turn simple cord and twine into beautiful, boho décor for your home. No experience required. BYOB and snacks welcome. $50 per person. 11am.
- Heads & Tail: A Beer, Crawfish & Music Happening at 8th Wonder Brewery – 8th Wonder’s fifth annual crawfish rager steps it up a notch with fresh crawfish from local favorite Saigon Kitchen, live music headlined by Bonerama, always tasty 8W brews, and more. $20 general admission; or $35 advance/$45 at the door Beer & Crawfish package which also includes 1.5 pounds of crawfish (including corn and potato), three beer tokens, and a limited edition Heads & Tails pint glass. Noon to 6pm.
- Recovery Sundays in the Garden at Wicklow Heights | No Cover – Wind down from the weekend with drink specials, music from a live DJ, and rotating food trucks when Wicklow Heights hosts Recovery Sundays on its backyard patio. 2pm.
- Spring Concert Series at Brenner’s on the Bayou | No Cover – Brenner’s on the Bayou hosts their Spring Concert Series with a new live band and drink specials every week at their Blue Bar. 3pm.
- Sunday Funday Sessions at The Flat | No Cover – The Flat hosts their Sunday Sessions with sounds by DJ SMNS and an all-day happy hour that features $4 Frozé’s (frozen rosé). 5pm.
- Cowboy Cup at Houston Polo Club – The final two teams in the tournament final go head-to-head in a doubleheader at Houston Polo Club. At halftime, there will be a Champagne divot stomp, live music, a display of 2019 Land Rovers, and more. Tickets start at $30 for adults; $15 for children on the Red Oak Lawn; Grandstand seats for 2 to 20 people range from $79 to $695. 5pm.
- Night Beats in Concert at Warehouse Live – The psychedelic-garage rock band, Night Beats perform live at Warehouse Live with support from Cosmonauts and Flower Graves. Tickets start at $15. 7pm.
- Jamestown Revival in Concert at The Heights Theater – The rock duo, Jamestown Revival performs a live show at The Heights Theater with special guests Cordovas. Tickets range from $18 to $36. 7pm.
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