Get a Nightlife: May 15 to 19, 2019

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Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, May 15 to Sunday, May 19, 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


  • Comedian Kevin Nealon at Houston Improv | Friday and Saturday – Have a good laugh when the actor and comedian, Kevin Nealon takes the stage at Houston Improv. Known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, Nealon has a unique sense of humor, profound dry wit, and likable demeanor. Tickets range from $25 to $35. Showtimes vary.
  • 11th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue | Friday and Saturday | FREE – Savor a sunny day of live music, hot rods, and beauty contests at the 11th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue. Times vary.
  • Red Bull BC One Camp USA at Warehouse Live | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Marvel at breakdance mastery with breaking battles, workshops, and lectures at Red Bull BC One Camp USA at Warehouse Live. Open to the public with an RSVP, Red Bull BC One Camp USA brings together some of the top national breaking competitors and choreographers for a whirlwind weekend. Free with RSVP. Times vary.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • Chartreuse Day at Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory | No Cover – Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory celebrates Chartreuse Day with specially crafted cocktails and swag. 4pm to 11pm.
  • Cultured Cocktails: Up Rising at Bar Boheme | No Cover – Mix and mingle with members of the Up Rising event, A Night of Dance Commemorating Stonewall’s 50th at Anniversary at Bar Boheme. A portion of all drink sales at this happy hour will help support the making of the event. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of music, great prizes and of course, bingo. $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. 6pm.
  • Draughts & Laughs: Beer and Comedy Show at The Secret Group Crack up when The Secret Group hosts their monthly Draughts & Laughs show hosted by Stephen Brandau and featuring beer from Eureka Heights Brewing Company. Tickets start at $5. 7pm.
  • Luck of the Draw at DiverseWorksHeld in the DiverseWorks gallery at MATCH, Luck of the Draw is not your ordinary fundraiser. More than 300 works on paper will be donated to this year’s event by participating artists, including Natasha Bowdoin, Tomory Dodge, Sharon Engelstein, Franklin Evans, Maria Cristina Jadick and more. Tickets range from $25 to $200 to enter. 7pm to 10pm.
  • 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.
  • Zodiac with DJ Sun at Axelrad | No Cover – The Axelrad Concert Series presents DJ Sun with Zodiac, Adventures in Vinyl every third Thursday at Axelrad. Get down with DJ Sun, a Dutch-born American record producer, and DJ. 8pm.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • 3rd Annual Love Street Music Fest at Karbach Brewery Kick back on Karbach’s family-friendly patio while listening to live music from Walk the Moon, Bishop Briggs, Toadies, lovelytheband, Wrestlers, slenderbodies, and Vodi at the brewery’s annual Love Street Music Fest. Tickets start at $40, plus fees. 1pm.
  • Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano at Clé Houston Sip on a cocktail and sit poolside as the Clé Summer Sessions return with a DJ set from the house music duo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. Tickets are $10. 2pm to 8pm.
  • USPA Officers Cup at Houston Polo Club Two teams battle it out at the USPA final. Expect live flamenco guitar music, the best gentlemen’s hat contest, and a Champagne divot stomp and a pony bounce at halftime. 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.
  • Farm to Thai Dinner at Finca Tres Robles Enjoy some Thai cuisine when the Street to Kitchen pop up hosts a delicious Farm to Thai Dinner at Finca Tres Robles. $85 per person. 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Ariana Grande in Concert at Toyota Center As part of “The Sweetener World Tour”, Ariana Grande arrives in town to perform songs from her previous releases including Sweetener and Thank U, Next, both of which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. Tickets range from $39.95 to $249.95, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
  • Sunday Karaoke at Guava Lamp | No Cover – Sing till your heart’s content when the LGBTQ-friendly bar and venue, Guava Lamp hosts their Sunday Karaoke night. 9pm.
Photo courtesy of Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory

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