Updated Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:06pm.
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 22 through Sunday, April 25, 2021.
This weekend, watch the Astros take to the field to face off against Los Angeles at Minute Maid Park; close out River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s 2020-21 season with a world premiere of a virtual performance; learn how to cook world-class Tex-Mex from a beloved Houston chef; and much more.
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Things to Do All Weekend
- Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Daily – The Astros host the Angels for a four-game homestand in Downtown. The first 10,000 lucky fans through the gate over the weekend will also have a shot at limited giveaways like Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez bobbleheads, or an Altuve replica jersey. $15 to more than $175, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
- Circus Hermano Vazquez at Katy Mills Mall | Daily – Marvel at the high-flying circus acts of the Vazquez family taking place under a massive, colorful tent. See trapeze artists soar, motorcyclists take to the daunting cage, dancing, and many other acts. $30 for adults; $25 for ages 2 to 10. Times vary.
- Comedian Marlon Wayans at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – Fall out of your chair laughing when comedian, writer, director, and movie star Marlon Wayans takes to the stage at Houston Improv to bring his over-the-top, animated brand of humor for five socially distanced shows. $160 for a table of four, $240 for a table of six. Showtimes vary.
- College Baseball: UH Cougars vs. University of Southern Florida at Schroeder Park | Friday to Sunday – Cheer on the University of Houston Cougars when they step up to the plate for a four-game series (including a doubleheader) against the University of Southern Florida Bulls at Schroeder Park. $15; $10 for ages 12 and under, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Times vary.
- Tall Ship Nao Santa María & 1877 Tall Ship Elissa Tours at The Galveston Historic Seaport | Saturday & Sunday – Get a rare first-hand glimpse of how ships of different eras operate when Galveston’s own 1877 Tall Ship Elissa is joined by the Tall Ship Nao Santa María on the dock at the Galveston Historic Seaport for one week only of tours presented by the Galveston Historical Foundation where guests can learn about the hallmark vessels that travels throughout the world’s ports. $20 for combo tickets for both ships for adults; $11.50 for ages 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and under. Individual tickets for a single ship—either Nao Santa María or Elissa—are $10 for adults; $6.50 for ages 6 to 8; free for 5 and under. 10am to 5pm both days.
- Opera in the Heights: Highlights from Lucia and Figaro at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday & Sunday – Head out to the lawn at White Oak for a pair of live concerts highlighting Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”, conducted by artistic director Eiki Isomura. $125 for a pod of up to six people. Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 4pm.
- Spring Breakout Aerial Adventures at Big Rivers Waterpark | Saturday & Sunday – Head to New Caney for the final two days of the Spring Breakout event, 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.
- 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.
- Houston Rockets Tickets at Toyota Center | Sponsored – Search for cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats so you can see the Houston Rockets at home, using the TicketNetwork online marketplace.
- Houston Astros Tickets at Minute Maid Park | Sponsored – Get ready for the April home opener and baseball season. Search for cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats so you can see the Houston Astros at home with the TicketNetwork online marketplace.
- Houston Dynamo FC Tickets at BBVA Stadium | Sponsored – Take to the pitch for the April season opener and a new year of soccer. Search for cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats so you can see Houston Dynamo FC at home, with the TicketNetwork online marketplace.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
- Children’s Music Class in the Park at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Presented by Vivaldi Music Academy, this morning event welcomes families with children ages 1 to 5 for singing and dancing while exploring themes that inspired some of history’s greatest classical composers. 10am.
- Earthday Seedling Giveaway at Evelyn’s Park | FREE – Get involved this Earth Day by taking home one of more than 500 tree seedlings from Evelyn’s Park Conservancy and Trees for Houston during this distribution event, including species like pecan, white oak, redbud, mulberry and more. One seedling per person is allowed. 11am to 2pm.
- HCCC presents Craft Chats: Exploring Alternative Firing Processes with Kathryn Hall | FREE | Virtual – Join curator Kathryn Hall for a closer look at the alternative firing processes used by ceramicists James C. Watkins and Anna Mayer, both of which are featured in soon-to-close exhibitions at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. 1pm to 1:30pm.
- Children’s Bingo at Levy Park | FREE – Start your weekend early with a 30-minute, socially distanced game of bingo for ages 4 to 12, with cards, markers, and prizes provided by Levy Park. 4:30pm.
- CAMH presents Virtual Talk and Screening: Julia Trotta & Rebecca Matalon on Zoom | FREE | Virtual – Tune in for an engaging virtual discussion between curator Rebecca Matalon and New York–based filmmaker, curator, and writer Julia Trotta, in conjunction with the exhibition Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves and the 50th anniversary of Linda Nochlin’s “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” 4:30pm.
- Lawndale Art Center presents Conversation with Tierney Malone & Dr. Daina Ramey Berry on Zoom | FREE | Virtual – Listen in to a thought-provoking conversation on race and history between visual artist Tierney Malone and Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, an award-winning author, scholar of the enslaved, and specialist on gender and slavery as well as Black women’s history. 5:30pm.
- Adrian Michael in Concert at One Fifth Southern Comfort | No Cover – Tap your toes to the catchy tunes of Adrian Michael when the Houston-based singer-songwriter performs on the patio at Chef Chris Shepherd’s One Fifth in Montrose. 6pm.
- Texas Eagles: Eagles Tribute in Concert at Market Street in The Woodlands | FREE – Check in to the Hotel California when the Texas Eagles pay tribute to classic rock band The Eagles, with an evening concert of their many hits at Market Street. 6pm to 8pm.
- Game On! at Houston Zoo – Find clues needed to escape during a fun-filled, adults-only, escape room–style experience at the Houston Zoo, where visitors solve puzzles to save the day while navigating the outdoor areas of the zoo. This experience will take place after-hours and guests will find food and beverage items available for purchase during the event. $35 per person. 6pm to 9:30pm.
- Roots from the Clay in Concert at House of Blues | FREE – Vibe to the sounds of reggae when local band Roots from the Clay takes to the stage in the heart of Downtown at House of Blues’ restaurant and bar. All-ages show. 6:30pm.
- Zumba on the Lawn at Redemption Square | FREE – Find your flow and get both your body moving and your heart racing in Atascocita during an outdoor Zumba class on the lawn of Redemption Square. 6:30pm.
- Thursday Jazz with Houston Ensemble at 8th Wonder Brewery | No Cover – Head to EaDo for an evening filled with the sounds of live jazz under the stars while sipping on a wide variety of delicious local brews from the folks at 8th Wonder Brewery. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Beetle in the Backyard at The Continental Club – Hear all-time sixties faves from the Beatles when the Continental Club hosts the popular local tribute group, Beetle, for a live show in the Club’s backyard patio in Midtown. 7pm to 10pm.
- The Reverent Few in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Virtual Option – Catch a live set from blues-rock duo The Reverent Few, when they bring their blend of blues and country to the stage at the Mucky Duck in Upper Kirby. $120 to $180; $30 virtual tickets. 7pm.
- Brewery Bingo at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. | No Cover – Shout “Bingo!” while enjoying a few cold ones when Eureka Heights Brewery in the Heights hosts six rounds of brewery bingo in their taproom. 7pm to 8:30pm.
- Wes Nickson in Concert at The Rustic Downtown | No Cover – Tap your foot along to the country music of Wes Nickson when he brings his singer-songwriter tunes to the stage at The Rustic in Downtown for an outdoor concert. 7pm.
Friday, April 23, 2021
- Sunrise Yoga at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – Bring your mat and stretch your way into the weekend during a 45-minute early morning yoga session on the lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. $10. 6:30am.
- 2021 Alfresco Gala at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Cut the ribbon while celebrating the completion of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center’s transformational Master Plan at a gala held along the Arboretum’s restored landscape and newly-renovated trails in this roving dinner experience. $750; $500 for a take-home basket. 6pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center – The Rockets host a tough Los Angeles Clippers team, led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, in the heart of Downtown at Toyota Center. This game is also broadcast on ATT SportsNet-SW. $34 to over $450, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 7pm.
- Snit’s Dog ‘n’ Pony Show at The Continental Club | No Cover | Canceled – Rock out at an energetic in-person set when The Continental Club in Mid-Main hosts Kevin “Snit” Fitzpatrick, the former founding member of the Hollisters, for a rock ‘n’ roll concert. 4pm to 6pm.
- Food Truck Friday and Concert Series at Sugar Land Memorial Park | FREE – Dine from a variety of food trucks parked on-site at Sugar Land Memorial Park while enjoying live music at the weekly Food Truck Friday and Concert Series. 6pm to 8pm.
- Couples Cook: Asian Grilling at Central Market Houston – Bring a date and pick up tips on how to grill beef and seafood, as well as make dessert using Asian ingredients at this two-hour couples class on Central Market’s patio. $80. 6:30pm.
- MFAH presents Virtual BYOBard: Shakespeare’s Birthday on Zoom | FREE | Virtual –Celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Rienzi teams up with Main Street Theater for a virtual event where actors share some of their favorite monologues from the Bard, as well as a look at the rare Shakespeare folio in the Rienzi Collection. 7pm.
- Badfish: 20th Anniversary Tour at House of Blues – Celebrate 20 years of live performances at an all-ages show from Sublime tribute band, Badfish, when the reggae rockers take to the stage at House of Blues for a standing room–only concert in Downtown. $20. Doors at 7pm; show at 8pm.
- Eric Demmer Band in Concert at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Pack some lawn chairs for an evening of relaxing tunes from saxophonist and vocalist Eric Demmer when he plays a set at Sugar Land Town Square. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Movie Screening at City Acre Brewing Co. | FREE – Head to the North Houston brewery for an “Excellent” screening of the classic 1989 buddy adventure film, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters. Seating is free, but limited. Reservations are recommended and can be secured with a $5 voucher. 7:45pm.
- Green for a Day: Unplugged Green Day Tribute Concert at House of Blues | No Cover – Walk the streets on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams when House of Blues welcomes Green for a Day, an acoustic Green Day tribute band, at their restaurant and bar for an all-ages show. 8pm.
- Scooter Brown in Concert at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn – Sway to the two-steppin’ tunes of country music singer-songwriter Scooter Brown when he hits the stage at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn in The Woodlands to perform a rip-roaring set filled with twangy goodness. $18 to $24. 8:30pm.
- Django Walker in Concert at Goode Company Armadillo Palace – Stop by Upper Kirby to catch a performance from Texas country singer-songwriter (and son of musician Jerry Jeff Walker), Django Walker, when he takes the stage with a full live band at Goode Company Armadillo Palace for a 21+ concert. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 10:30pm.
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