Top 21 Things to Do This Week in Houston: April 29 to May 5, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 21 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, April 29 to Sunday, May 5, 2019.

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Sip cocktails with Houston Texans football players, take a tour through some of Galveston’s most notable historic homes, hear the live performance of a popular true crime podcast, land yourself the perfect summer job, snag unique gifts for friends and family at one of several weekend markets and more.

Top 21 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • DASH Spring Market at Silver Street Studios | Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5 Shop unique finds at the four-day DASH (Design-Art-Style-Home) Spring Market in Silver Street Studios. The market draws more than 80 vendors from across the country offering home décor, furniture, gifts, fashion and more. Special events include Thursday’s First DASH Preview Party and a Cinco de Mayo shopping fiesta on Sunday. Tickets to the Thursday night preview party are $25. Times vary.
  • Latin Wave Film Festival at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5Broaden your horizons at the fourteenth annual Latin Wave Film Festival, which features eleven films from and about Latin America at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. $10. Times vary.
  • 65th Annual League City Music Festival & BBQ Cook-off at Walter Hall Park | Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5 Head to the 65th annual League City Music Festival and Bar-B-Q Cook-off for live music, good food, and lots of fun at Walter Hall Park. Single day tickets start at $15; two-day tickets start at $25. Times vary.
  • Cocktails 4 A Cause at Poitin Kitchen & Bar | Thursday, May 2 Mix and mingle with Houston Texans players while you sip cocktails and enjoy light bites during Whitney Mercilus’ fundraising event, Cocktails 4 A Cause, at Poitin Kitchen & Bar. Proceeds will go toward the annual back to school event, Returning 2 Learning, which offers free haircuts, school supplies, clothing, and physicals to families and children in need. Tickets start at $50, plus fees. 5pm.
  • Cinco de Mayo Events Around Houston | Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 – 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.
  • Houston Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish | Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 – Embrace the culture of Poland with traditional music and dance, authentic cuisine, vendors, and children’s activities at the three-day, family-friendly Polish Festival in the Polish Roman Catholic Church Our Lady of Czestochowa. Tickets are $5 for adults; free for kids under 12 and free for senior citizens above 65. Times vary.
  • Roco in Concert: The Wrestler at The Church of St. John the Divine | Saturday, May 4 – Witness the world premiere of a tribute to a Turkish icon and more at ROCO’s In Concert series finale, The Wrestler, at The Church of St. John the Divine. Tickets are $35; $25 for seniors; $15 for students. 5pm.
  • Constellations at Alley Theatre | Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 – Swoon to the moving story of a romantic (yet scientific) stage play when Alley Theatre presents Nick Payne’s Constellations. Tickets cost $45. Showtimes vary.
  • My Favorite Murder Live at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, May 3 Satisfy your love of true crime content with a live show of the ever-popular podcast, My Favorite Murder, featuring hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark at Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $44.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
  • Kentucky Derby Day Viewing Parties Around Houston | Saturday, May 4 – Get your Derby on –including the biggest, grandest, most genteel hat you can find– at one of our ten Derby Day picks around Houston. Times, prices, and location vary.
  • May the 4th Star Wars Day Events Around Houston | Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 – 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.
  • Galveston Historic Homes Tour | Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 Admire the grand interiors and unique architecture of Galveston’s notable historic homes during this annual tour, which leads participants through several privately-owned houses of varying shapes and sizes. Throughout the two consecutive weekends, you can partake in various events that include special dinners, presentations, a crawfish boil and more. $30 plus fees. 10am to 6pm.
  • 17th Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival at Buffalo Bayou | Saturday, May 4 | FREE Watch colorful dragon boats race across the water, propelled by teams of competitive paddlers at the annual Dragon Boat Festival. In between races, you can enjoy cultural performances, food and drink vendors, and live music. 8:30am.
  • Hire Houston Youth On-The-Spot Hiring Event | Saturday, May 4 | FREE Discover and apply for the perfect summer job at Hire Houston Youth’s on-the-spot hiring event and initiative from Mayor Sylvester Turner in partnership with the local McDonald’s owners/operators of Greater Houston. 10am to 2pm.
  • Heartmade Art Market at Main Street Square | Saturday, May 4 | No Cover Shop a carefully curated selection of jewelry, paper goods, artwork, gifts, gourmet foods and more, at the charitable Heartmade Market located in Main Street Square. Vendor booth fees from the market benefit the Artists for Artists organization. 10am.
  • Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas at BBVA Compass Stadium | Saturday, May 4 Cheer on the Dynamo as they play FC Dallas in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 3pm.
  • Opening Night Reception for Double Vision at Archway Gallery | Saturday, May 4 | FREE View mixed media paintings by Cookie Wells and wood furniture by Tom Wells at a free opening night reception of Double Vision at Archway Gallery in Montrose. 5pm to 8pm.
  • SPA presents National Geographic Live! Exploring Mars at Wortham Center | Saturday, May 4 Hear from NASA engineer Kobie Boykins as he shares with audiences what Curiosity and other rovers have discovered on Mars when SPA presents National Geographic Live! Exploring Mars at Wortham Center. Tickets start at $25. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Ballet: Mixed Repertory at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, May 4 Marvel at the Houston Ballet’s world-class dancers during Mixed Repertory, a multi-part show that includes the premiere of their latest production, Come In, as well as sample pieces from recent performances. Arrive early to take part in pre-performance activities, such as arts and crafts, a petting zoo and more. Tickets start at $20, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
  • Asian Heritage Bus Tour in Southwest Houston | Sunday, May 5 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. 10am to 3pm.
  • Porshe Classic at Houston Polo Club | Sunday, May 5 – Watch from the stands as two polo teams compete in the double-header Porshe Cup at the Houston Polo Club. You can also expect live music, a display of 2019 Porsches, concessions from Ruth’s Chris, and a halftime Champagne divot stomp. Tickets start at $30 for adults; $15 for children. 5pm.

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