Top 10 Things to Do This Week in Houston: November 16 to 22, 2020

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Updated: Monday, November 16, 2020 at 4am.

Make the most of your week with our top 10 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, November 16 to Sunday, November 22, 2020.

Planning your week these days can be challenging but we’ve got you covered with our picks for events and virtual events taking place throughout Houston this week.

Be sure to check back in the coming days as we add events when they emerge. Do you know an event that could make the list? Let us know at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, November 16 to Sunday, November 22, 2020.

Top 10 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Jazz Funerals of New Orleans Exhibit: Opening Weekend at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Learn all about the jazz funeral tradition of New Orleans, which started as a simple way to bid farewell to a loved one with music, when the NMFH debuts its latest exhibit, Jazz Funerals of New Orleans. Stretching from the late 1800s through today, the exhibit explores the tradition’s 20th century influences, the emergence of New Orleans jazz, and the evolution of the participatory second line in jazz funerals. Tickets for general admission for ages 12 and older are $10; $9 for seniors; $7 for ages 6 to 11; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Estructuras Monumentales by Carmen Herrera in Buffalo Bayou Park | Daily | FREE – Take a gander at a major outdoor exhibition of four colorful abstract sculptural works by artist Carmen Herrera, Estructuras Monumentales, on view in Fondren Foundation Meadow at Buffalo Bayou Park. During park hours from 6am to 11pm.
  • Chantal Open Warehouse Sale | Daily | No Cover – Have your pick at online retailer Chantal’s striking kitchenware, with savings up to 75% on goodies for you and gifts for your friends and family. The annual, normally weekend-only, event has been extended for 2020, allowing more people to shop with social distance. The warehouse sale is open through Sunday, November 22, 2020. Noon to 5pm.
  • Comedian Corey Holcomb at Houston Improv | Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 22 – Fall out of your chair laughing at the expressive comedy of Corey Holcomb, who’s become known for his over-the-top facial expressions and comedic takes on the drama of trying to make relationships work, when he hits the Houston Improv for six socially distant standup shows. Tickets for this 18-and-up-only show are $64 for two people; $128 for four people; $192 for six people. Preferred tables are $84 for two people; $168 for four people. Showtimes vary.
  • An Evening with Ray Wylie Hubbard at The Heights Theater | Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20 – Tap your toes to the singer-songwriter sounds of Americana maverick Ray Wylie Hubbard when he brings his country grooves to The Heights Theater for two nights of intimate concerts. Tickets start at $24. 8pm both evenings.
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre Virtual Series: Texas Folklife’s 31st Annual Accordion Kings & Queens | Friday, November 20 | FREE – Hear the best of Texas accordion music when Miller Outdoor Theatre and Texas Folklife presents a special virtual anniversary edition of Accordion Kings and Queens featuring CJ Chenier, the son of the “King of Zydeco,” and the Red Hot Louisiana Band play tunes that touch on genres including conjunto, zydeco, cajun, polka and more. 7pm to 8:30pm.
  • Grand Opening of Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 | FREE – The MFAH expands their campus with the opening of the new multi-story building on Binz Street which features 100,000 square feet of exhibition space for the Museum’s modern and contemporary art. To celebrate the opening, admission is free from Saturday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Hours vary.
  • Una Gente Art Gallery Pop Up at True Anomaly Brewing | Saturday, November 21 | No Cover – Take in an eclectic collection of canvas and print work by local artists that expresses Houston’s diversity when the University of Houston Hispanic Alumni Association presents this exhibition at the EaDo brewery. 1pm to 6pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents Canice Nnanna at Rudyard’s | Saturday, November 21 – Laugh out loud at two socially-distanced standup comedy shows from comedian, actor, voice-over artist, writer, and co-host of the ShortKut podcast, Canice Nnanna, who has been regarded as one of the funniest comedians in Texas. Tickets for the in-person show range from $10 to $80 for a table; $10 for live stream access on YouTube. There will be a show at 7pm and 9pm.
  • Friendsgiving Market at Karbach Brewing Restaurant and Patio | Sunday, November 22 – Check holiday shopping off of your list while enjoying a tasty Karbach brew at the Friendsgiving Market at Karbach Brewing Restaurant and Patio near Shady Acres. 11am to 6pm.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.