Get a Nightlife: May 1 to 5, 2019

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Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, May 1 to Sunday, May 5, 2019.

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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


  • DASH Spring Market at Silver Street Studios | Thursday to Sunday – The DASH Spring Market (Design-Art-Style-Home) takes over Silver Street Studios for four days. Attendees will have the opportunity to shop more than 80 unique dealers brought together by the DASH founders who travel across the country, with stops at the Las Vegas and Dallas home markets, sourcing the great home décor, furniture, gifts, fashion and more. Tickets to the market are $10. Tickets to the Thursday night preview party are $25. Times vary.
  • 65th Annual League City Music Festival & BBQ Cook-off at Walter Hall Park | Thursday to Sunday – The League City Music Festival and BBQ Cook-off brings friends and families together for live music, good food, and lots of fun at Walter Hall Park. Good music will be the focus of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. From nationally-recognized country music artists to an up-and-coming reggae band, the festival will feature music on three stages. Single day tickets are $15; two-day tickets are $25. Friday VIP tickets are $50; Saturday VIP tickets are $75. Times vary per day.
  • Latin Wave Film Festival at MFAH | Thursday to Sunday – Returning for its 14th year, the Latin Wave Film Festival, presented by MFAH, hosts a catalog of films that reflect Latin America’s vibrant and acclaimed contemporary cinema landscape. Times vary.
  • Cinco de Mayo Events Around Houston | Friday to Sunday – Commemorate Cinco de Mayo 2019 as the fifth approaches with a weekend full of celebrations, cervezas, margaritas, and Mexican food all over the city. Times, prices, and location vary.
  • Cinco de Mayo Two Day Partido at Pistolero’s | Saturday and Sunday – Pistolero’s in Montrose hosts a 2-day parking lot Cinco de Mayo celebration filled with margarita specials, mariachi karaoke, giveaways, a DJ and more. Noon both days.
  • May the 4th Star Wars Day Events Around Houston | Saturday and Sunday – Get out and show your enthusiasm for Star Wars and the Galaxy Far, Far Away, regardless of age with celebrations, parties, and possibilities across the greater Space City. Times, prices, and location vary.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • The Piano Guys in Concert at Revention Music CenterSee the viral sensation musical group, The Piano Guys perform live at Revention Music Center in Downtown. Tickets start at $39. Doors at 7pm; show at 8pm.
  • Deerhunter in Concert at White Oak Music Hall Deerhunter, the self-described “ambient punk” group from Atlanta stops by H-Town in support of their eighth studio album released in January, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets are $25. 7pm.
  • Singo Bingo Wednesdays at Christian’s Tailgate White Oak | No Cover – Get together with friends at Christian’s Tailgate in The Heights to play Singo Bingo for prizes. 7:30pm.
  • Star Wars Trivia at Under the Radar Brewery | No Cover – Wear your Jedi gear and test your knowledge of the popular franchise and films, Star Wars, at Under the Radar Brewery. There will be prizes for best costume and trivia winners. 7:30pm to 10pm.
  • Couples Therapy Comedy Retreat at Houston ImprovHosted by Houston Improv club favorite Alan Adams, this romantic comedy show will find Adams delivering his views on relationships with quick-fire wit, stone face delivery, and sarcastically venomous punch-lines. Tickets range from $15 to $25, but you can score 2-for-1 (or BOGO) tickets with promocode Couples365 for a limited time. 8pm.
  • Dazed and Confused Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Watch the adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May of 1976 in the rated R movie, Dazed and Confused, at Market Square Park. 8:30pm to 10:30pm.

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

  • Asian Heritage Bus Tour in Southwest Houston Discover the best cultural, dining, and shopping experiences in Chinatown and Southwest Houston on the Asian Heritage Bus Tour. Meet at the Chinese Community Center for a guided bus tour that will venture around Southwest Houston exploring historical sites, cultural food and demonstrations, and retail shops. Tickets are $55 for ages 10 and up. 10am to 3pm.
  • 4th Annual Cinco de Mile Block PartyGoing on its 4th year, the Cinco de Mile Block Party on Washington Ave. returns with live entertainment, food, a market, games and more. Participating bars include Clutch Bar Houston, Standard, HandleBar, and more. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. 11am to midnight.
  • Cinco de Cyclone’s at Bagby Park in Midtown At Cinco de Cyclone’s at Bagby Park, expect great food, cold drinks, DJ tunes and live music, a festival market, photo booths, activities for kids and more fun in the sun. General admission is free; VIP tickets are $29. Noon to 8pm.
  • Cinco de Cyclone’s at CityCentre in West Houston The Cinco de Cyclone’s at CityCentre will include great food, cold drinks, DJ tunes and live music, a festival market, photo booths, activities for kids and more. General admission is free; VIP tickets are $29. Noon to 8pm.
  • Latin Brunch Drag Show: A Tribute to Selena at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon Drag queens pay tribute to the “Queen of Tejano”, Selena Quintanilla during the Latin Brunch Drag Show at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Porshe Classic 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 Porsches, 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.
  • Cinco De Derby at The Chandler ResidenceWear your favorite Derby Hat or Sombrero and take part in the Cinco de Derby event with celebrity chef, David Cordua at The Chandler Residence. Benefitting the Houston Food Bank, Chef Cordua makes culinary creations including signature cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, and decadent desserts to celebrate both Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. $75. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Cinco De Mayo at BelvedereMake your way over to Uptown Park for Belvedere’s Cinco de Mayo event featuring music by Silent Killa, drink specials all night long, and cigars, food, and hookahs on the patio. Free entry with RSVP. 8pm.
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