Get a Nightlife: February 19 to 23, 2020

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Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, February 19 to Sunday, February 23, 2020.

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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, February 19, 2020 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Thrice in Concert at House of Blues The emo-hardcore rock band, Thrice, performs live at House of Blues for the 15th Anniversary Tour of their record, VHESSIU. Mewithoutyou, Drug Church, and Holy Fawn open the show. Tickets start at $25. 7pm.
  • Comedian Hari Kondabolu at The Secret Group The American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker, Hari Kondabolu, swings by The Secret Group for two performances that tackle politics, culture, and race in America. Tickets range from $20 to $25. Performances at 7pm and 9pm.
  • Colony House in Concert at White Oak Music Hall The indie-rock quartet, Colony House, hits the stage at White Oak Music Hall for their “Leave What’s Lost Behind Tour”. 7pm.
  • Classic Numbers: Every Friday at Numbers Nightclub Travel back to the ’80s with 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.
  • Carnaval Mask Party: Brazilian Mardi Gras at Gardenia Reception Hall Experience the Carnaval Mask Party, a festive evening that mixes the sounds, samba, and feathers of a Brazilian Carnaval with the carefree spirit of Mardi Gras at Gardenia Reception Hall. Tickets are $24.99 online; $30 at the door; ages under 10 get in free. 9pm.
  • Back to the ’90s Party at Little Woodrow’s Shepherd |  No Cover – Put on your crop tops and overalls and head to Little Woodrow’s on Shepherd for a themed party featuring music from the ’90s. 9pm.
  • Emo Nite at Warehouse Live Dance and sing along to all of your favorite emo songs by Taking Back Sunday, Panic! at the Disco and more at Warehouse Live. Tickets start at $10. 10pm.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

  • Houstonia Magazine’s 7th Annual Gumbo Smackdown at The Plaza at Sugar Land Town SquareChow down on unlimited loads of spicy gumbo, endless drinks, live music from the Stringbenders, lawn games, a raffle, and an awards ceremony to announce the People’s and Judges’ Choice trophies. $40 for ages 21 and up, but 365 Houston readers can save $5 off that price with promo code WEEKEND; $20 for ages 13 to 20; free for ages 12 and under. Noon to 4pm.
  • 6th Annual Mardi Gras on Main in La Porte | FREE – Make your way to the 6th Annual Mardi Gras on Main, a free, family-friendly street festival at Main Street in La Porte. This free celebration will channel New Orleans with live music, stilt walkers, face painters, a New Orleans-style market, street performers, food trucks, a Beers on Wheels tent and more. 4pm to 9pm.
  • National Margarita Day at El Big Bad | No Cover – El Big Bad, the Downtown bar with over 70 infused tequilas, celebrates National Margarita Day with $5 fresh squeezed house margarita specials all day. 4pm.
  • Third Annual Women Rock Benefit Concert at Rudyard’s British Pub This annual fundraiser for Mildred’s Umbrella features acts such as Lazer Kittenz, Quinn the Brain, Julia, Branagan, and Mydolls at Rudyard’s British Pub in Montrose. Proceeds from the night benefit Houston’s only theater company dedicated to featuring and furthering the work of women artists. $20. 7pm. 
  • Rex Orange County in Concert: The Pony Tour at Revention Music Center English recording artist and international music festival favorite, Rex Orange County, rides his Pony Tour into Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $61, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
  • Mardi Gras: A Night Celebrating Champions for Education at LifeHTX This Mardi Gras-themed event is an opportunity for young professionals and those young at heart to celebrate educators who work relentlessly to ensure all children in Houston, regardless of background or socioeconomic status, have access to an excellent and equitable education. Enjoy food, raffle prizes, entertainment provided by DJ Sun and DJ Mister Rogers, and complimentary beverages. Tickets start at $80. 8pm.
  • Carolyn Wonderland in Concert, with Shelley King at Last Concert  Last Concert Cafe in Downtown’s Warehouse District welcomes back Texas blues and rock artist, Carolyn Wonderland. Shelley King opens. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 8pm.
  • 13th Annual Houston Brazilian Festival at Ayva Center Carnaval meets Mardi Gras at the 13th Annual Houston Brazilian Festival in West Houston, which features performances by samba dancers, authentic Brazilian cuisine, live music by Hot City Brass Band as well as Samba Soul Band and more. Tickets start at $15. 9pm.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 

  • Selena Sunday Pop-Up Mercado at Soni Trends | No Cover – “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” your way over to the East End for a Selena-themed pop-up market featuring local vendors, DJs spinning cumbia, backdrops for photos, giveaways and more. 11am to 4pm.
  • Decadent Desserts & Dancing at Neon Boots Dance Hall and Saloon Enjoy an afternoon of desserts, entertainment, raffles, and boot scootin’ while raising funds for AssistHers, an organization that provides resources and care to vulnerable LGBTQ women. Tickets start at $25. 2pm.
  • 6th Anniversary Party at Lei Low Bar | No Cover – The Heights tiki bar, Lei Low, celebrates 6 years of being open with a Mardi Gras-themed party. There will be limited edition tiki mugs for purchase, live music, and DJs spinning. 2pm.
  • The Gumbo Jam at Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge The Gumbo Jam is a Louisiana-inspired jam session, hosted by Matthew Hartnett, with a serious emphasis on horns and all-things funky and groovy. Singers, rappers, poets, musicians, and horn players join in the loose laid-back vibe of #TeamHornSection and The Gumbo Band. There is plenty of dancing and actual gumbo available to eat. Cover is $5 at the door; free for participating artists or with a social media post tagging The Gumbo Jam. 8:30pm.
Photo courtesy of Little Woodrow’s Shepherd

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Zahira Gutierrez is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston fascinated by fashion. When she isn't recording or touring the country with her band, Wild Moccasins, she can be found sewing her own costumes and covering lifestyle events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.