Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, August 14 to Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Happening This Week
Also in August 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, August 14, 2019
- Social Distortion & Flogging Molly in Concert at Revention Music Center – The punk rock bands, Social Distortion and Flogging Molly co-headling this Summer Tour along with support from The Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $49. 5pm.
- DIY Downtown: Origami at Julia Ideson Library – In this beginner-friendly workshop, you will learn how to read the dots and lines of origami patterns and learn how to fold cranes, dragons and more. Admission is $36 per person. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Lyle Lovett and His Large Band in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The Texas singer-songwriter legend, Lyle Lovett, returns to Houston for an evening of music from his extensive song catalog at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Tickets start at $34. 8pm.
- Bounce and Turn Presents: Hydration at Barbarella – Bounce and Turn hosts a new dance night, Hydration with tunes by DJ Kay Illah at Barbarella in Midtown. No cover before 11pm; $5 after 11pm. 9pm.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
- 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.
- All About That Bubbly at The Houston Zoo – Enjoy the Zoo after Dark as it stays open late for a bubbly-filled party. Activities include a live ice carving show, photo booth fun, lawn games, and the opportunity to see animals up-close. Tickets are $35 and include one French 75 drink per guest. 6pm to 10pm.
- Opening Reception of Nari Ward: We the People at CAMH | FREE – CAMH hosts an opening reception for Nari Ward: We the People, an exhibition of sculptures and installations created through the accumulation of staggering amounts of humble materials that are repurposed in surprising ways. 6:30pm.
- Comedian Dan St. Germain at The Secret Group – The podcast host, writer, and comedian, Dan St. Germain, has earned spots on Conan and HBO’s Funny As Hell, developed his own Comedy Central special, and received critical acclaim for his 2018 release, No Real Winner Here. He performs at The Secret Group for a one-night engagement. Tickets range from $10 to $15. 7pm.
- Friends Trivia at Growler USA Katy | FREE with RSVP – See how well you know Joey, Ross, Chandler, Phoebe, Rachel, and Monica as Growler USA in Katy hosts a Friends Trivia night. 7pm to 9pm.
- Rick and Morty Trivia at Wicklow Heights | No Cover – Test your knowledge of the cult cartoon favorite, Rick and Morty, at Wicklow Heights. 7:30pm.
- CSz presents The EaDo Comedy Show at CSz Arena – 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.
- Y La Bamba in Concert at Satellite Bar – The Portland folk singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza, aka Y La Bamba, hits the stage at Satellite Bar with support from Lesly Reynaga and Idyll Green. Tickets start at $12. 9pm.
Friday, August 16, 2019
- National Rum Day at Little Woodrow’s Heights | No Cover – Celebrate National Run Day with $5 frozen rum runners and $1 off all rum drinks at Little Woodrow’s in the Heights. 3pm.
- Bubbles and Baubles Reception at HMNS – Step out for a swanky evening of champagne and caviar during the Bubbles and Baubles event in the McFerrin Fabergé Collection at HMNS. Throughout the evening, you can browse more than 600 pieces of Fabergé artistry, meet with chefs participating in Saturday’s Around the World in 10,000 Bites event, and sample some of their featured dishes. Tickets are $250. 6pm to 9pm.
- Vodi and Dollie Barnes in Concert at Axelrad | No Cover – Indie-rock bands Vodi and Dollie Barnes perform live at the Axelrad beer garden. 7:30pm.
- Silent Disco Back to Old Skool Edition at Revention Music Center – Reminisce those old school years with some ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s throwbacks at the Silent Disco night at Revention Music Center. Tickets are $10. 9pm.
- Joyryde at Stereo Live Houston – The English DJ and producer, Joyryde, makes his way to Houston for his “Brave” World Tour. Tickets range from $10 to $15. 9pm.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
- Drag Diva Brunch: It’s Britney, Brunch at House of Blues – Houston’s fiercest drag queens pay homage to the princess of pop, Britney Spears by performing her biggest hits from “Baby One More Time” and “Toxic” at the Drag Diva Brunch at The Bronze Peacock Room at House of Blues. Tickets are $40. 11am.
- Lil Baby in Concert at Clé Houston – Beat the heat by lounging at this pool party featuring live music from rapper and singer, Lil Baby at Clé Houston in Midtown. Tickets are $30. 2pm to 8pm.
- Marvel Trivia Bar Crawl in Midtown – Team up with your Marvel-loving pals for a special Marvel Trivia Bar Crawl, taking place around Midtown watering holes including Dogwood, Front Porch, and Daisy Dukes. Teams of 1 to 8 people will answer 25 trivia questions at 4 bars total, with prizes awarded to first, second, and third place. Tickets range from $15 to $20. 4pm to midnight.
- Food Truck Fest at Social Beer Garden – Bring your friends and family to nosh on some local eats from a variety of food trucks at the Social Beer Garden. 4pm to 10pm.
- Saint Arnold Hawaiian Heights Pub Crawl | No Cover – Saint Arnold hosts a Hawaiian-themed Pub Crawl in the Heights with participating bars like The Boot, Wicklow Heights, Cedar Creek Bar & Grill and more. The first stop will be at McIntyre’s. 5pm to 9pm.
- Vampire Weekend in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Following a six-year hiatus, Vampire Weekend has triumphantly returned with the critically-acclaimed Father of the Bride and a frequently sold-out tour across the country. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6:30pm.
- Sugar Land Superstar Finale at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Sugar Land Town Square host the 14th annual vocal showdown, Sugar Land’s American Idol-like competition where the finalists belt out their strongest tunes. This performance is the finale and one lucky winner will be named the 2019 Sugar Land Superstar. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- The Dan Band in Concert at House of Blues – Watch a performance from The Dan Band, a comedy band created by actor/comedian Dan Finnerty at House of Blues. Tickets start at $20, but you can get two free tickets if you RSVP before Thursday, August 16. Click here to RSVP for free tickets. 8pm.
- Sand Crab 5K / 10K Night Run on East Beach – The Sand Crab is an evening run/walk, completely on sand. There are 5K, 10K, and a Kid’s Mile runs. Run entirely on sand, the Sand Crab is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful Galveston Beach at night and have a few beers and other refreshments while listening to great music with other runners on a summer night. Registration prices increase as the event gets closer, ranging from $40 to $65 for the 5K; $45 to $70 for the 10K; $20 for the Kid’s Mile. 8pm to 10:30pm.
- Mingus Big Band in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Listen to the music of legendary composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, when the Grammy Award-winning Mingus Big Band performs live at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:30pm.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
- 19th Anniversary Pilsner Party at Flying Saucer | No Cover – Throw back a cold pint of pilsner while celebrating Flying Saucer’s 19th anniversary in its Downtown location. They’ll offer a selection of new beers and ‘90s karaoke with more than 400 dollars’ worth of prizes for the top performers. 11am to 9pm.
- Gospel Brunch at House of Blues – Experience House of Blues’ Gospel Brunch, a brunch that includes local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. Before and during the show, you can treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and their signature chicken and waffles. $42 per person. 1:30pm.
- Axelrad Flea Market | No Cover – Ride out the weekend with Axelrad’s afternoon flea-market-meets-yard-sale, which showcases art, collectibles, vinyl, second-hand goods, vintage, clothing, and housewares. 2pm to 7pm.
- The ’90s Day Party at Belvedere Uptown Park – Put on your best ’90s attire and get ready to dance to nothing but ’90s throwbacks at Belvedere Uptown Park. Tickets are $10. 3pm to 8pm.
- Pepe Aguilar y Familia present Jaripeo Sin Fronteras 2019 at Toyota Center – Grammy winner Pepe Aguilar y Familia present Jaripeo Sin Fronteras, an equestrian-musical extravaganza combined with rodeo. The nearly three-hour show brings together bull riders, trick riders, 15 horses, rope tricks on horseback, tech and pyro, plus musical performances from Pepe, his daughter Angela, and son Leonardo. Tickets start at $60.50, before ticketing fees, but you may also find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 7pm.
- Jakob Ogawa in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Oslo-based indie singer-songwriter, Jakob Ogawa performs live at White Oak Music Hall with support from Nathan Bajar. Tickets start at $15. 7pm.
- 9th Anniversary Party at Grand Prize Bar | No Cover – The Montrose staple, Grand Prize Bar celebrates 9 years with special guests bartenders and tunes from DJ Scott Butt. 9pm.
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