Make the most of your week with our top 14 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, July 29 to Sunday, August 4, 2019.
Happening This Week
Also in August 2019
Wear all white to one of the Heights’ biggest events of the year; Dine out at a charitable dinner made with locally sourced ingredients; see, touch, and interact with life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs; treat thyself to an outdoor Shakespearean production and more.
Top 14 Things to Do This Week in Houston
- Lil Wayne and Blink 182 in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Wednesday, July 31 – Satisfy your diverse musical preferences with the epic pairing of Blink-182 and Lil Wayne, who are teaming up for a live show at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets range from $37.50 to $127.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
- Houston Restaurant Weeks 2019 | Starts Thursday, August 1 – Dine out for a worthy cause when nearly 250 of Houston’s hottest eateries offer a multi-course brunch, lunch, and/or dinner at an often-discounted price during Houston Restaurants Weeks 2019. Now in its 16th year, HRW is the largest annual fundraiser that benefits the Houston Food Bank. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Comedian Jimmy O. Yang at Houston Improv | Thursday, August 1 – Burst out laughing when the writer, Crazy Rich Asians actor, and stand-up comedian, Jimmy O. Yang, performs live at Houston Improv. Tickets start from $25. 6:30pm.
- Alice Cooper and Halestorm in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, August 1 – Let loose at an epic concert by the biggest names in shock rock as Alice Cooper joins Halestorm for a live show at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets range from $29.50 to $350, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace.7pm.
- Jurassic Quest at NRG Center | Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4 – Channel your inner paleontologist at Jurassic Quest, a three-day adventure where you can see, touch, ride, and interact with more than 80 true-to-life-sized animatronic dinosaurs at NRG Park. Tickets start at $22. Times vary.
- Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4 – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Seattle Mariners in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets range from $15 to over $140, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Times vary.
- Houston Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, August 2 and Sunday, August 4 | FREE – Houston Shakespeare Festival returns to Miller Outdoor Theatre with a free performance of Julius Caesar, a classic tale of victory and betrayal. 8:15pm daily.
- Mixed Media at MFAH | Friday, August 2 – Celebrate Space City at MFAH’s latest edition of Mixed Media, a late-night party with cocktails, local eats, artistic activities, and access to seasonal exhibits. This week’s event features special appearances from Houston rapper Bun B, Doc Loc and the Swangers, DJ Sun, and Kay Illah. $25 for nonmembers; $22 for members. 8pm.
- Mary J. Blige and Nas in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, August 2 – Jam out to the hip-hop and R&B hits of Mary J. Blige and Nas when the duo teams up for a live show at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets range from $29.99 to $250, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Tomball Night Parade of Lights in Downtown Tomball | Friday, August 2 | FREE – Marvel at a parade of illuminated cars, trucks, and other vehicles cruising down the streets of Tomball during the annual Parade of Lights celebration. Stick around after the parade for a festive firework show. 9:15pm to 9:45pm.
- White Linen Night in the Heights | Saturday, August 3 – Don a chic, all-white ensemble and head to 19th Street for this annual throwdown that draws thousands of Houstonians to The Heights. Expect to see art displays, live music, boutique discounts, parties, and plenty of people-watching. Times, prices, and locations vary.
- Hammer’s House Party at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, August 3 – Shout “stop … hammer time!” at MC Hammer’s first major tour since 1991, where he joins fellow throwback artists Sir Mix-A-Lot, Doug E. Fresh, Kid N Play, Rob Base, and Tone Loc for a live show at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets range from $29.50 to $94.50, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
- Summer Supper Pop-Up Dinner Series at Riel | Sunday, August 4 – Feast on an elegant, locally-sourced meal paired with innovative libations during the Summer Supper Pop-Up at Riel Restaurant in Montrose. Benefitting the Candlelighters of Houston and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the event also includes a silent art auction, music by DJ Shante, and shopping from local vendors. Tickets are $150. 4pm to 7:30pm.
- Beast Coast in Concert at White Oak Music Hall | Sunday, August 4 – Hit up White Oak Music Hall for an epic concert by Beast Coast, a Brooklyn-based supergroup made up of several big names in hip hop, including Joey Bada$$, Kirk Flight, and Flatbush Zombies. Tickets start at $17, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 5pm.
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