Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, October 16 to Sunday, October 20, 2019.
Happening This Week
Also in October 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
- National Pasta Day at Your Pie | Thursday to Sunday – Treat yourself with four delicious signature pasta dishes paired with Saint Arnold beer as Your Pie celebrates National Pasta Day. Pasta dishes include The Nat Bake, Cheesy Alfredo, Zia’s Meatball and the Penne Rosa. Each pasta will be paired with their own 4-ounce pour of Saint Arnold, all for just $20. Times vary.
- Comedian Bill Bellamy at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The Def Jam comic and aspiring chef-to-be on reality game show Comedy Kitchen, Bill Bellamy arrives in Houston for a weekend of laugh-out-loud observations at Houston Improv. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Showtimes vary.
- Midnight Madness: Halloween Movie Screening at River Oaks Theatre | Friday and Saturday – Watch a special midnight screening of the 1978 John Carpenter immortal classic, Halloween, at River Oaks Theatre. Tickets are $11.25. Midnight both nights.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
- An Evening With Levi Goode & Hugo Ortega at Goode Company Armadillo Palace – Join chefs Levi Goode and Hugo Ortega for a unique culinary experience at Goode Company Armadillo Palace. This sip and stroll event will be an opportunity to celebrate the diverse food culture of Houston by curating a special menu that brings the best of Tex & Mex together. Tickets are $75 per person and include a meal and 2 drink tickets. 6:30pm.
- 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.
- Comedian Miranda Sings at Jones Hall – The internet sensation created by Colleen Ballinger, a misguided pop star named Miranda Sings, lands at Jones Hall in Downtown for an evening of cringe, stardom, and hilarity. Tickets start at $44.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop at Raven Tower – Spend an evening learning how to make your very own macrame wall hang at this workshop at Raven Tower. Tickets are $40. 7pm to 9pm.
- The Weeks in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Catch a live set from the indie rock 4-piece, The Weeks with support from Future Thieves and H.A.R.D. at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets start at $15. 7pm.
- Tenacious D in Concert at Revention Music Center – The comedic rock duo, Jack Black and Kyle Gass, aka Tenacious D, stops by Revention Music Center for their “Post Apocalypto” Tour. Tickets start at $59. 8pm.
Thursday, October 17, 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.
- 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.
- Danny Brown in Concert at Warehouse Live – On the heels of releasing his fifth studio album, U Know What I’m Sayin?, Danny Brown hits the road on a North American tour with support from Zeelooperz. Tickets are $25 in advance, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Penny & Sparrow in Concert at The Heights Theater – The indie-folk duo, Penny & Sparrow, hit the stage at The Heights Theater with support from Lily & Madeleine. Tickets range from $20 to $60. 8pm.
Friday, October 18, 2019
- Bastille in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Chime in to the infectious lyrics of “Happier,” “Pompeii” and more when Bastille performs live in concert at White Oak Music Hall. Joywave opens the show. Tickets start at $49.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
- Monster Show 13 at Insomnia Gallery | No Cover – See a spooky art show filled with drawings of monsters from local artists at the 13th annual Monster Show at Insomnia Gallery. Costumes are encouraged. 7pm to 10pm.
- Juan Luis Guerra in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Catch a performance by Grammy Award-winner Juan Luis Guerra, who brings his “Literal” Tour to Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $59, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
- Emily Wolfe in Concert at Axelrad | No Cover – The Austin-based blues-rock singer and guitarist performs live at Axelrad. 8pm.
- Hip Hop Anonymous: Hip Hop Dance Party at The Secret Group | No Cover – The Secret Group presents a hip-hop dance party, featuring favorite hip-hop hits, hosted by Guilla with DJ Discipline and DJ Seba. 9pm.
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. Ladytron at Barbarella Houston – Barbarella nightclub in Midtown hosts an indie dance night featuring music from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Ladytron. No cover before midnight; $5 cover after midnight. 9:30pm.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
- East End Street Fest on Navigation Esplanade | FREE – Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Houston’s historic East End with live music, art, food, and interactive fun at the annual East End Street Fest. Taking place along Navigation Boulevard, the family-friendly festival is free and open to the public, with food, beverage, and merchant items available for purchase. 2pm to 9:30pm.
- Houston Press: Tacolandia at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – Houston Press presents its fifth annual Tacolandia, an outdoor taco-sampling event and festival that features some of Houston’s best tacos, ranging from urban contemporary to authentic street style. You’ll also find music, cash bars with beer, wine, and cocktails, plus the chance to vote for your favorite tacos. Tickets are $25 for general admission; $35 general advanced with unlimited taco samples; $75 VIP with early access and three drink tickets before ticketing fees, but a limited number of $35 advanced tickets are discounted to $25. 4pm to 7pm.
- ROCO Unchambered: Flair at MATCH – Clarinetists Nathan Williams and Maiko Sasaki will play classical favorites and modern commissions at ROCO’s first edition of this year’s Unchambered series, Flair. The concert at MATCH will feature works by Igor Stravinsky, Michael Tenzer, Marcus Maroney, Bela Kovacs, Felix Mendelssohn, Theresa Martin, and Amilcare Ponchielli. Tickets are $25; $15 for students. 5pm.
- Opening Reception: Paul Mpagi Sepuya & Jacqueline Nova at Blaffer Art Museum | FREE – Celebrate the art exhibition openings of Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Jacqueline Nova: Creación de la Tierra at the Blaffer Art Museum located at the University of Houston. 5pm to 8pm.
- Silent Disco: Halloween Edition at Revention Music Center – Enjoy a one of a kind special Halloween Silent Disco party with six live DJ’s spinning all night at the 40 Below lounge at Revention Music Center. Tickets are $18. 9pm.
- The Late Show: Bathtub Full of Gin at Prohibition Supperclub – Step into the Roaring ’20s, when skirts were short and booze was a secret pleasure. Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant Theatre Company’s immersive dance party series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy electro swing music. Tickets are $20 for standing; $35 for seated, but limited, discounted $10 standing tickets are available for most shows. 11:30pm.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
- Boo Fest at Karbach Brewing Co. | No Cover – Dress up in your spookiest (or funniest) Halloween costume for Karbach’s annual fall celebration, which boasts a trick-or-treat market, costume contest, costumed puppy portraits, prizes and more. Noon to 8pm.
- 2019 Beer Fest at Revival Market – Now that Revival has a liquor license, it’s hosting its first annual Beer Fest, offering a taste of six local breweries and cheeses from Houston Dairymaids. Guests can also expect bites like pork schnitzel, raclette cheeses, hot dogs, and fruit streusels for sale, plus live polka music and kids’ face painting. Tickets for beer tasting wristbands are $25. 3pm to 7pm.
- Tito’s Vodka Challenge at Houston Polo Club – Watch two teams go head-to-head and pony-to-pony at Tito’s Vodka Challenge at Houston Polo Club. Enjoy live music, a best-dressed couple contest, a pony bounce, the champagne divot stomp at halftime, and the player parade. 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. 4pm.
- A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Screening at Axelrad | No Cover – Axelrad beer garden hosts a spooky movie night with a screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the classic slasher film where several teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger in their dreams. 9pm.
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