Make the most of your month with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during November 2019.
Also in November 2019
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As we give thanks for friends, family, and our fun-filled city of Houston, the approaching holidays bring an assortment of activities, from pop-up markets and seasonal productions to tree-lighting ceremonies and festive parades.
Fill up on juicy sliders at an annual, burger-centric bash; shop ’till you drop with Houston’s legendary holiday market; jam out at epic concerts from Post Malone, Incubus, or Travis Scott; cheer on the Rockets when the Warriors come to town; admire the creative work of street artists at Via Colori; and more.
Top 15 Things to Do in Houston This Month: November 2019
- Post Malone in Concert at Toyota Center | Tuesday, November 5 – Sing along to “Goodbyes,” “Rockstar,” and “Sunflower” when the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum artist Post Malone takes the stage for his first headlining tour at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $83.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center | Wednesday, November 6 – Watch the Rockets go up against the Golden State Warriors for the first time this season at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $53, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6:30pm.
- Houstonia Burger Bash at CityCentre | Thursday, November 7 – Come hungry to Houstonia Magazine’s fifth annual, burger-centric event at CityCentre, where Houston’s top chefs will battle it out for the title of Best Burger. Expect slider samples, drinks, and live entertainment. Tickets are $35; $17 for ages 12 to 20; free for ages 11 and under. 6pm to 9pm.
- Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival at NRG Park | Saturday, November 9 – Jam out to a live show by Houston rapper Travis Scott as he hosts the second edition of Astroworld Festival, suitably located across the street from what once was the famed amusement park, at NRG. Celebrating the rich culture of Houston, the festival will also feature a Travis Scott-curated slate of performers that have yet to be announced. Tickets start at $149. Noon.
- Dear Evan Hansen at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, November 12 to Sunday, November 24 – Discover the gripping story of a boy who just wants to fit in when the award-winning Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, comes to Houston’s Hobby Center. Tickets start at $55 but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. Showtimes vary.
- Nutcracker Market at NRG Center | Thursday, November 14 to Sunday, November 17 – Shop ‘till you drop at Houston’s highly-anticipated holiday shopping event, the annual Nutcracker Market at NRG Center. The Houston Ballet’s four-day market features more than 280 booths, offering unique gifts, home decor, gourmet foods, apparel, accessories and more. Tickets start at $20. Times vary.
- Oracle Champions Cup at Tudor Fieldhouse | Thursday, November 14 – Spot some of the biggest names in tennis, including Andy Roddick, James Blake, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Tommy Haas, during the Oracle Champions Cup at Rice University’s Tudor Fieldhouse. The event offers meet-and-greets with the pros, plus the opportunity to play with the stars before their matches. Tickets start at $20, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens | Starts Saturday, November 16 – Brighten up your holiday season at the Festival of Lights in Moody Gardens, which features a mile-long trail of more than one million lights and illuminated scenes with views of Galveston Bay. The family-friendly mainstay also offers an outdoor skating rink, vendors serving hot chocolate and eats, and live entertainment, plus the new Ice Land attraction, where a team of skilled ice carvers have transformed 2 million pounds of ice into a festive journey around the world. Tickets start at $18.95. 6pm to 10pm.
- Comedian Joe Rogan at Toyota Center | Saturday, November 16 – Experience the humor and commentary of Joe Rogan, the former Fear Factor host, stand-up comedian, and notable podcaster, when he brings his live show to Toyota Center. Tickets start at $39.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
- HOU-ATX BBQ Throwdown 2019 at Saint Arnold Brewery | Sunday November 17 – Determine which city cooks up Texas’ best barbecue when top pitmasters from Austin and Houston compete in the HOU-ATX BBQ Throwdown 2019, hosted by Saint Arnold Brewery. Tickets are $70. 1pm to 4pm.
- Via Colori Street Painting Festival at Hermann Square | Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 – Watch as the streets of Downtown are transformed into a colorful art space by more than 200 artists at the Via Colori Festival. The event will feature live music, family zones, chalk games, a wine lounge, speed painting, 3D art, and street painting. Tickets start at $7 in advance; $10 at the door. Times vary.
- Incubus in Concert at Revention Music Center | Sunday, November 24 – Rock out to a live performance by Incubus when the band celebrates the twentieth anniversary of their platinum-selling album, Make Yourself, with a nationwide tour. Le Butcherettes open the show. Tickets start at $130, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
- Houston Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Hobby Center | Starts Friday, November 29 – The Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, and all of her magical toys return for the beloved Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, presented by the Houston Ballet at the Wortham Theater Center. Tickets start at $39. Showtimes vary.
- Thanksgiving Events Around Houston | Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 – Give thanks for family, friends, and food with a range of festive events happening in and around Houston. From Turkey Trots and parades to bountiful feasts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- 100th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting at City Hall | Saturday, November 30 | FREE – Join Mayor Sylvester Turner at City Hall for Houston’s annual holiday extravaganza, which features live entertainment, fireworks, a tree lighting, and family-friendly activities. Bring along a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Salvation Army and receive a festive Santa hat. 6pm to 8pm.
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