Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:02pm.
Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide from Thursday, November 19 through Sunday, November 22, 2020.
Hit the ice rink at Discovery Green to get your skate on in Downtown; get your holiday shopping done at a Friendsgiving outdoor market while sipping on local brew; hear the best of Bollywood during a virtual concert presented by the folks at Miller Outdoor Theatre; watch the Houston Texans take on the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium and more this weekend.
In addition to these great events, check back in the coming days, as more are sure to get added. If you know of a virtual event, please email us at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 22, 2020.
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Things to Do All Weekend
- Comedian Corey Holcomb at Houston Improv | Daily – 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.
- 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.
- Comedian Dave Chappelle at House of Blues | Thursday to Saturday – Witness a show-stopping standup performance from comedy favorite, Dave Chappelle, when he brings his laser-precise views on race, class, and popular culture to House of Blues in Downtown for three socially distanced 18-and-up-only shows. Tickets start at $252, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 8pm each evening.
- An Evening with Ray Wylie Hubbard at The Heights Theater | Thursday and Friday – 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.
- Weekend Skating at The Ice at Discovery Green | Friday to Sunday – Head Downtown to skate on Discovery Green’s popular 7,716 square-foot outdoor ice rink, which returns for the 2020-21 season. With safety precautions and reduced skating capacity, visitors must now book reservations online in advance. Tickets are $15 with skate rental. Times vary.
- Glisten Ice Skating in the Plaza at CityCentre | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Kick the holidays into high gear by hitting the rink for some good old-fashioned ice skating beneath the stars at the outdoor CityCentre in the Energy Corridor. Times vary.
- 23rd Festival of Originals at Theatre Southwest | Friday and Saturday – Presented by Theatre Southwest, Festival of Originals features five 20-minute eclectic, original scripts that were produced only after sorting through more than 700 submitted scripts. This year’s winning plays include two Texas scripts, one New Zealand script, and an Arkansas and South Carolina script. Tickets are $20, but limited discounted $20 tickets are available. 8pm both evenings.
- Houston Symphony presents American Strings: From Folk to Film at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Witness a wide variety of American composers and styles, from John Williams to “The Entertainer”, when the Houston Symphony string section presents a weekend of performances in conjunction with their POPS program. Saturday’s performance will also be live streamed. Tickets range from $54 to $149; live stream tickets are $20. Showtimes vary.
- What Shapes Us at Archway Gallery | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Check out the latest exhibition from Archway Gallery, What Shapes Us, which showcases the engaging sculptures of Australian artist and fellow Houstonian Tracey Meyer, employing rag paper, wood, and ceramics to create sculptures that represent an imagined individual’s existence or story. Times vary.
- Grand Opening of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Saturday and Sunday | 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.
- Harvest Festival at City Orchard | Saturday and Sunday | No Cover – Sip on fresh cider or young cider while you munch on apple cider donuts at City Orchard’s Harvest Festival near Washington Ave. Noon to 8pm both days.
- Around Houston: Unique Boutiques, Specialty Shopping & Local Retail | Daily – Dive into a wide array of specialty shopping, boutiques, and local small businesses found outside the loop and Around Houston including Beaumont, Clear Lake and the Bay Area, Conroe, Galveston, Pearland, Port Arthur, Sugar Land, The Woodlands and Tomball.
- 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, at NMFH’s latest exhibit, Jazz Funerals of New Orleans. 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.
- 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 now through Sunday, November 22, 2020. Noon to 5pm.
- Fight to the Finish – 1945: The Final Year at Lone Star Flight Museum | Daily – Explore how Allied forces took to the air to bring an end to World War II and get a look at a collection of original war effort posters at this exhibition, open for summer and fall 2020. Times vary.
- 460+ More Things to Do in Houston’s Outskirts | Daily – Hop in the car and explore socially distanced attractions and destinations in communities nearby and beyond H-Town’s outskirts, with 60+ restaurants, dishes and dining experiences, 50+ historic sites, homes and history museums, 40+ mini-golf, disc golf and public golf courses, 20+ choices for breweries, wineries and distilleries; 60+ options for fishing spots and offshore guides, 70+ destinations for hiking, birding, and exploring the great outdoors; 50+ options for kid-friendly playgrounds, public parks and destinations; and 40+ beaches, lakeside distractions, and ways to get out on the water.
- More Things To Do at Home | Daily | Many FREE – If you’re still looking for things to do as you stay in, then tap into our wide-ranging lists of things you can do at home.
- Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources– Find face masks, more information about best practices, how you can help, and other details about response to COVID-19.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
- Deeper Dive with Buffalo Bayou Partnership Online Event | FREE – Hear about Buffalo Bayou Park’s upcoming 5th Anniversary during the Deeper Dive virtual series, highlighting upcoming plans, programs and more along the bayou. 1:30pm.
- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents Home School: Microworlds on Zoom – Shine a light on the world of microscopic organisms as you explore the fascinating world of science and nature from home during a virtual demonstration with Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Registration is $90 for non-members per three-week unit. There will be classes for ages 5 through 12. 1:30pm to 2:30pm.
- Friends of Riverside Park Houston & Harambee Art Gallery presents Art in the Park Virtual Workshops on Zoom | FREE – Enjoy a family-friendly virtual workshop featuring artist Charles Washington demonstrating how to make DIY at-home accessories from common materials including glass and wood. 4pm to 5pm.
- National Museum of Funeral History’s “Unique Collectables” Gift Shop Live Event on Facebook | FREE – Featuring unique collectibles from one of the most unique gift shops in Houston, the NMFH hosts a live, online shopping experience including hearse jewelry, wine caskets, wedding ring caskets and “Any Day Above Ground” items. 4pm to 5pm.
- M-K-T Sunset Market in The Heights | No Cover – Happening every third Thursday of each month, visitors can enjoy an eclectic mix of products and family-friendly entertainment at the newly opened M-K-T in The Heights which features made-to-go meals, a DIY flower bar, live music, an outdoor movie on a projector screen, face painting and more. 4pm to 8pm.
- Stages presents Thursdays at The Gordy – Sip on cocktails, beer, or wine while enjoying a socially distanced happy hour featuring live musical entertainment courtesy of The Gordy, near Washington Ave. Tickets are $25 for a table. 5pm to 10pm.
- Thursday Jazz with Houston Ensemble at 8th Wonder Brewery | No Cover – Head to EaDo for an evening of live jazz under the stars while sipping on local brews from 8th Wonder Brewery. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Holiday Circus Night on The Square at Memorial City | FREE – Delight in the sight of amazing acrobats performing a holiday-themed show when the amazing folks behind Cirque La Vie hit The Square at Memorial City. 7pm to 8:30pm.
- Trivia Night on the Green at Kings Harbor in Kingwood | FREE – Gather your team, hit Kings Harbor, and battle it out to win prizes using your knowledge of sports, history, music and more. Masks are encouraged. 7pm.
- Burlesque Bingo at Warehouse Live | No Cover – Take in a sultry evening of Burlesque Bingo at Warehouse Live in EaDo complete with prizes including gift cards, t-shirts, koozies, art and more. There is no cover, but bingo cards are available at the door for $5 a pack. Bingo starts at 7pm.
- John Evans in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Hear a rocking set from six-foot-five Texas troubadour John Evans when he takes the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck for a socially distant performance that will also be broadcast online for free on McGonigel’s Mucky Duck’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Tickets are $60 for a table for two; $120 for a table of four; $180 for a table for six. 7pm.
- HCAF2020: Ammonite Movie Screening at Moonstruck Drive-In – Hop in the car and enjoy a screening of the 2020 romantic drama Ammonite, which stars Kate Winslet alongside Saoirse Ronan and tells the story of a paleontologist offered a job that changes her life. Tickets are $30 per vehicle. 7:30pm.
- Hot Club of Montrose at Brasil Houston | No Cover – Jam out to live jazz while enjoying food and drinks at a socially distanced set on the back patio of Brasil Houston. 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
- UBP After Dark at UB Preserv – Hungry night owls rejoice and head to UB Preserv for mouth-watering, late-night eats when, for a limited time, the kitchen offers a choice menu of craveable munchies and cocktail specials, including Korean fried ribs, “Thicc n’ Hearty” burgers, fries and more. 10pm to 1am.
Friday, November 20, 2020
- Fall Features at Pondicheri – Hit the patio at the Upper Kirby restaurant to try one of the many delicious fall additions to their Indian street food-inspired menu, including a spiced Vindaloo Ribs special available for lunch and dinner while supplies last. $40 for two. 9am to 10pm.
- Sips and Sounds at Hotel ZaZa Memorial City | No Cover – Sip on a selection of curated cocktails while enjoying live entertainment at the Tipping Point Restaurant and Terrace at Hotel ZaZa in Memorial City. There is no cover, but reservations are required. 6pm to 10pm.
- The Santa Clause Movie Screening at Moonstruck Drive-In – Get into the holiday spirit watching a drive-in screening at Moonstruck Drive-In of Disney’s 1994 holiday classic The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen as divorced dad Scott who, after a freak accident, is magically transported to the North Pole and told that he must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Tickets are $30 per vehicle. 7pm.
- Miller Outdoor Theatre Virtual Series: Texas Folklife’s 31st Annual Accordion Kings & Queens | 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.
- Frozen 2 Movie Screening at Memorial City | FREE – Break out your lawn chairs or blanket for an evening with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf during an outdoor screening of Disney’s beloved 2019 flick, Frozen 2, on The Square at Memorial City. 7pm to 9pm.
- Miller Outdoor Theatre Virtual Series: New Asia Chamber Music Society presents Songs of Gratitude | FREE – Uplift your evening with a Thanksgiving concert presented by New Asia Chamber Music Society during Songs of Gratitude, which features a program filled with the elegant classical music of Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk, John Corigliano, Amy Beach, and Tyzen Hsiao. The event is free to watch and will be available for viewing after the original broadcast begins. 7pm to 7:35pm.
- Opie Hendrix in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Spend your evening taking in the rock tunes of local singer-songwriter Opie Hendrix when he takes the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Upper Kirby. This concert will also be held online on McGonigel’s Mucky Duck’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Tickets are $120 for a table of four. 7pm.
- The Gumbo Jam at The Continental Club – Get a taste of Southern sounds during a Louisiana-inspired jam session featuring singers, rappers, poets, and horn players at The Continental Club’s Gumbo Jam. Tickets are $7. 7pm to 10pm.
- Letsdothishouston presents Busta and Missy Night Light Bike Ride – Set your own pace while on an evening LED bike ride filled with the music of hip-hop legends, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott. Tickets are $9.20; $26.52 if you need a bike rental. 7:30pm.
- Texas Eagles in Concert at Warehouse Live | FREE – Check in to the Hotel California while jamming to a performance by Eagles tribute band, Texas Eagles at Warehouse Live in EaDo. Fleetwood Mac cover band, Tusk, opens the show. Free with RSVP; $20 for VIP tickets. 7:30pm to 11:30pm.
- Flash Gordon Parks DJ Set at Brasil Houston | No Cover – Hit the Montrose café mainstay for food, drinks and a lively evening set that ranges from blues and jazz to soul/funk and hip-hop from DJ Flash Gordon Parks on the back patio. 8pm to 10pm.
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