Plan Your Weekend: April 15 to 18, 2021

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Updated Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:10pm.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, April 18, 2021.

This weekend, see the Rockets take to the hardwood against Denver in the heart of Downtown; shop more than 150 vendors at a beloved Christmas market’s spring tradition; enjoy a decadent five-course meal for a good cause; hit the lawn of the Menil for an inspiring concert; and much more.

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Things to Do All Weekend

  • One Month Free Rent at Hawthorne At Bay Forest | Daily – Take advantage of a month of free rent when you mention 365 Houston when signing a lease on a modern 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment in the luxurious, amenity-rich community of Hawthorne at Bay Forest in La Porte. Guests should note that though you may sign a lease in Spring, the Hawthorn at Bay Forest does not open until Summer 2021.
  • Houston Ballet: Nutcracker Market Spring 2021 at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday – The popular market returns for an in-person event, showcasing unique seasonal items, summer apparel, vacation accessories, gourmet food and much more from over 150 merchants. Tickets must be purchased in advance; $20 plus fees online, or $18 at HEB business centers. Times vary.
  • Comedian Felipe Esparza at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Crack up through the weekend when comedian, actor, and winner of Last Comic Standing, Felipe Esparza hits Houston Improv for five socially-distanced shows of hilarious stand-up material. $120 to $180; sold by the table. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Symphony presents Hollywood Serenade: The Artistry of Caroline Campbell at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday | Virtual Option – Watch the familiar songs of Hollywood come to life when the Houston Symphony performs film classics with violinist Caroline Campbell’s show-stopping flair, including faves like “Love Theme” from The Godfather, the popular tango Por una Cabeza” from Scent of a Woman and more. This event will also be held online on Saturday, April 17. $34 to $115; virtual tickets are $20. Showtimes vary.
  • Spring Breakout Aerial Adventures at Big Rivers Waterpark | Saturday & Sunday – Head to New Caney for an outdoor adventure featuring an inflatable obstacle course on the lake, climbing walls, zip lines, aerial activities, axe throwing, a petting zoo and more. $14.99 per person and most activities are available with this general admission pass. Extreme Breakout passes, which include the additional events are $59.99, but a limited number are discounted to $42 on select days. 11am to 5pm both days.
  • 5 Must Do Things Around Beaumont | Daily – Check out a mosaic of arts and culture, natural beauty and biodiversity, real deal Cajun and Creole food, and more Texas Gulf Coast fun with our guide to the must-see highlights of Beaumont.
  • Astrodome Conservancy presents Race for the Dome: Virtual Edition with Limited Onsite Race Option | Daily | Virtual Option – Race to promote a brighter future for the Astrodome at this in-person and virtual race benefiting the Astrodome Conservancy. Runners, walkers and strollers are encouraged to race eight laps (approximately 5K) at their own pace through Sunday, April 11. $30.
  • Consequential Journeys Exhibition at Archway Gallery | Daily – Witness Archway’s April 2021 exhibition, Consequential Journeys, featuring new works by Becky Soria that explore the human figure, less from its familiar shapes and much more from within, in an effort to bring to life the stark perceptions of the difficult times we are living in currently. The exhibition will be on display through Thursday, April 29, 2021. Times vary.
  • Current Temporary Museum Exhibits & Art Installations on View Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.
  • More Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Browse, explore, and shop at one or all of Houston’s outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

Things to Do on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18, 2021.

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Cody Swann
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.