Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, July 24 to Sunday, July 28, 2019.
Happening This Week
Also in July 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
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
- Jazz Wednesdays at Axelrad | No Cover – Grab a drink and lounge in a hammock while listening to the music of local jazz musicians every Wednesday at Axelrad. 7pm.
- Irish Session & Game Night at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | No Cover – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck hosts a weekly Wednesday evening celebration of traditional Irish and Celtic music. Patrons are invited to duke it out all evening, choosing from the Irish pub’s healthy selection of board games. 7:30pm.
- Bingo Night at Little Woodrow’s Rice Village | No Cover – Little Woodrow’s bar in Rice Village hosts a Bingo Night featuring prizes, drinks, and food every Wednesday throughout the summer. 8pm.
- Queen + Adam Lambert in Concert at Toyota Center – Longtime fans and recent converts will be thrilled to discover that Queen, with original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor, is teaming up again with longtime frontman Adam Lambert on lead vocals. Tickets start at $49.50, before ticketing fees, but you may also find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 8pm.
- Kickin’ It Country Concert Series at Kemah Boardwalk | No Cover – Kemah Boardwalk hosts their Kickin’ It Country Concert Series featuring live music from a local or regional country act every Wednesday evening. This week’s performance will be from Carly Pearce. 8:30pm.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
- Cultured Cocktails: Rothko Chapel at Bar Boheme | No Cover – Head to Bar Boheme and sip tasty drinks while contributing to the Rothko Chapel, a spiritual space meant for solitude, gathering, and civil rights activism for people of all faiths. 5pm to 8pm.
- Steak Night at Social Beer Garden – Chow down on a juicy steak with a Taiwanese twist when Social Beer Garden teams up with Snow Topi for its weekly steak night. The menu features locally sourced beef and veggies with a vegan option to boot. Tickets are $20. 6pm to 10pm.
- Shawn Mendes in Concert at Toyota Center – Multi-platinum and chart-topping Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes returns to Houston on his third global headlining tour, following his sold out 2017 arena trek. Tickets range from $29.50 to $89.50, before ticketing fees, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale website. 7:30pm to 10pm.
- 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.
- MNDSGN in Concert at Satellite Bar – The hip-hop producer on Stones Throw Records, MNDSGN, swings through Houston after releasing yet another beat mixtape, Snaxx, in April. Tickets are $15. 8pm.
Friday, July 26, 2019
- Macrame Hanging Planters Workshop at The Art Cellar of Houston – Craft a gorgeous macrame wall hanging out of simple supplies in this DIY workshop led by the Pop Shop America Crew at the Art Cellar of Houston. BYOB and snacks are welcome. Tickets are $36. 7pm to 9pm.
- Comedian JB Smoove at House of Blues – Have a good laugh when the hilarious and outrageous actor and comedian, JB Smoove performs at House of Blues in Downtown. Known for his breakout role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, the North Carolina comic has also been in movies like Pootie Tang, Date Night and more. Tickets start at $29.50. 7pm.
- Float & Flick Summer Movie Series Apollo 13 Movie Screening at Hotel Derek – Hotel Derek opens up their Splash pool and movie wall for their Float & Flick Summer Movie Series featuring a summer menu, fruity cocktails, and local craft beers. This weeks movie is Apollo 13. Tickets are $25. 7:30pm.
- NOLA Nights featuring The Zydeco Dots at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Sugar Land Town Square hosts an evening filled with authentic New Orleans music featuring a live performance from The Zydeco Dots. Be sure to visit Rouxpour on the plaza, they will be serving small plates and beer for cash only. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Summer Slashers – Horror Art Show + Midnight Movie at Insomnia Gallery | No Cover – Get spooked by an exhibit featuring shriek-inducing works of art when Insomnia Gallery hosts the Summer Slashers – Horror Art Show + Midnight Movie. Along with free booze, a food truck, and local artwork, the event includes a lineup of horror movies projected throughout the night, as well as a special midnight showing of a yet-to-be-announced frightening flick. 8pm.
- Los Skarnales in Concert at The Heights Theater – The Houston-based nine-piece, Los Skarnales, have been genre-bending for over twenty years, creating a unique blend of ska, cumbia, reggae, and punk. They appear with the Las Vegas-based Tiki Bandits. Tickets are $18. 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. Cover charge at the door. 9pm.
- The Fetish Late Show at Prohibition Theatre – The Fetish Late Show is back at Prohibition with themed burlesque produced by The Moonlight Dolls. The exclusive, one-of-a-kind late-night show features The Moonlight Dolls and their most risque, daring, and sexiest acts. Themed attire is encouraged, but nudity is not permitted. Tickets are $20, but limited discounted $10 tickets are available for most shows. 11:30pm.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
- Houston’s Music and Arts Festival at White Oak Music Hall – Sing along to your favorite songs by the local alt-rock group, Blue October, when White Oak Music Hall presents Houston’s Music and Arts Festival, which also feature live music by Ben Kweller, Robert Delong, and Morgxn. Benefitting the Houston Police Officers’ Union, “Assist the Officer,” the festival will offer food trucks, haircuts by East End Barbers, and tattoo artists on site. Tickets start at $39.50 in advance; $45 at the door, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 2pm.
- ’90s Pub Crawl in Downtown Houston – Join Saved by the Bell’s Dustin “Screech Powers” Diamond for a ‘90s-themed pub crawl through the bars in Downtown, where you can take advantage of drink specials and enjoy a commemorative cup, koozie, and slap band, all included with admission. Upgrade to VIP to receive a T-shirt, fanny pack, Tamagotchi, sunglasses, yo-yo, and slinky for the ultimate throwback experience. $12. 3pm to 9pm.
- 33rd Watermelon Dance and Summer Social at Last Concert Cafe – Chow down on heaps of juicy watermelon while listening to a full lineup live music at Last Concert Cafe’s 33rd annual Watermelon Dance and Summer Social. Performers include Pot Roast, The Iceman Special, Koodookoo, Up On A Quasar, Bayou City Funk, and Hellina Bucket. Tickets start at $15. 5pm.
- Paint your Pet Night at Eureka Heights – Paint a pre-sketched picture of your beloved pet when Aubrie Williams of HeARTworks leads a class at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. You can enjoy your first brew on the house while working on your painting, then head over to onsite food trucks for a bite to eat. Tickets are $45, plus fees. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Third Eye Blind in Concert, Jimmy Eat World & Ra Ra Riot at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Revel in the nostalgia of a live show by Third Eye Blind when the band teams up with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot for an outdoor concert at Cynthia Woods. Tickets start at $18. 7pm.
- Old School ’80s & ’90s ft. Hip Hop Hooray & Yunginternet at House of Blues – Feel the nostalgia as rappers Hip Hop Hooray and Yunginternet perform live for their Old School ’80s & ’90s show at House of Blues. Tickets start at $15, but you can get two free tickets if you RSVP before Friday, July 26. 7pm.
- The Rolling Stones in Concert at NRG Stadium – Their first Houston show in more than a decade, the legendary musicians known as The Rolling Stones stop by NRG Stadium as part of their “No Filter Tour”. Tickets start at $196, but you might find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Monsta X in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The K-pop superstars, Monsta X, land stateside for a nationwide tour in support of their early-2019 release, Take 2 We Are Here. Tickets range from $44 to $164, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- The Artist Within: Music & Poetry Showcase at Arka Art – The Artist Within: Music & Poetry Showcase will feature performances, along with vendors, art, drinks, and food at Arka Art in Midtown. The event is BYOB, and set-ups will be available for purchase. There will be a $250 cash prize for the best music performer, and a $100 cash prize for the best poetry performer. Tickets are $15; VIP tickets are $25 and include reserved seating near stage with waiter service. 8pm.
- Decadence: Late Night Gatsby Party at Prohibition Theatre – Inspired by the art deco hotels and grand cafes of the 1920s, Prohibition Supperclub and Bar steps back in time to when the parties were grander and life was a cabaret. This summer, it is throwing Decadence, a weekly Saturday night party inspired by The Great Gatsby. Tickets are $20, but limited discounted $10 tickets are available for most parties. 11:30pm.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Axelrad ART Market at Axelrad | No Cover – Close out your weekend by shopping Axelrad’s monthly market, which showcases vintage goods and local artists every fourth Sunday of the month. 2pm to 8pm.
- Summer Smokeout: Slightly Stoopid in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Hang out on the lawn while Slightly Stoopid performs live on the “How I Spent My Summer Vacation 2019 Tour” with openers Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu, and Hirie. Tickets start at $33. Purchase tickets to any of the 3 Summer Smokeout Concert Series concerts and save $15. Save $30 when you buy tickets to all 3 concerts.
- 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.
- Beck and Cage the Elephant in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Grammy Award winners Beck join their fellow experimental, lo-fi rockers, Cage the Elephant, for “The Night Running Tour” at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Spoon opens the show. Tickets start at $25, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 6pm.
- Papa Roach in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Belt out the iconic opening lyrics of “Last Resort” when alt-rockers Papa Roach headline the “Who Do You Trust?” tour alongside Asking Alexandria and Bad Wolves. Tickets start at $29.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
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