Plan Your Weekend: November 19 to 22, 2020

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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

  • 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.
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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.

Things to Do on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2020.

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