Plan Your Weekend: May 20 to 23, 2021

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Updated Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 5:12pm.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 20 through Sunday, May 23, 2021.

This weekend, drive up and check out traditional Polish food, drinks, and more; celebrate the grand re-opening of a Montrose dance night staple; watch the Sugar Land Skeeters battle it out against in their home opening series; sip on tasty local suds while dining on delicious pub-grub at a Jersey Village brewery; and much more.

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Things to Do All Weekend

Thursday, May 20, 2021

  • 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.
  • Bingo on the Lawn at Houston Arboretum & Nature CenterHit the Nature Center’s new lawn during a fun-filled evening of bingo at the Houston Arboretum, where folks can win small prizes each round. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members; $10 for ages 17 and under. 5:30pm.
  • Queen Legacy: Queen Tribute in Concert at Market Street | FREE – Hit the high notes of “Bohemian Rhapsody” when Queen Legacy graces the stage at Market Street in The Woodlands. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Urban Green presents Tickets to Ride at Hermann Park | POSTPONED – [This event has been postponed to Thursday, June 3, 2021] Get outdoors with fellow 20- and 30-something Urban Green members at a spacious outdoor event where guests can ride the rails of the Hermann Park Railroad to see some twilight views, take a pedal boat out for a spin on tranquil McGovern Lake, enjoy food, and more, with proceeds going towards the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park. $35 to $180. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Nick Gaitan in Concert at One Fifth Southern Comfort | No Cover – Get down to the catchy tunes of Nick Gaitan when the Houston-based songwriter and bassist performs on the patio at Chef Chris Shepherd’s One Fifth in Montrose. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Game On! at Houston Zoo Find clues needed to escape during an 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 food and beverage items will be available for purchase. $35 per person. 6pm to 9:30pm.
  • Steak Nite at City Orchard | No Cover – Get all the fixins’ while sipping tasty local brew when City Orchard hosts a Steak Nite that includes two sides and suggested cider pairings. Prices vary per menu item. 6pm.
  • Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park – Shout “bingo!” while lounging out on lawn chairs or blankets and enjoying a night out filled with music, fun, and prizes. $10 and includes a packet of bingo cards, which are good for about nine games. 6pm.
  • Health Museum presents What’s the Health: Virtual Live Trivia | Virtual – Test your knowledge with fun facts, brainteasers, myth-busting and more, when the Health Museum hosts its first-ever, member-exclusive Virtual Trivia where folks can win prizes on Zoom. You must register for this members-only event. 6:30pm.
  • DiverseWorks presents Virtual Luck of the Draw 2021 | No Cover | Virtual – Tune in for your chance at an exclusive online sale of more than 100 small-format artworks by artists across the country and around the globe when DiverseWorks hosts Luck of the Draw, a virtual fundraiser presented live from the studios of Houston MediaSource in Second Ward. The event features special guest interviews, a tribute to artist James Bettison, and the premiere of artist-created music videos. Each piece is priced at $200. You must register to attend this event. 7pm.
  • Beetle in the Backyard at The Continental Club Hear all-time ’60s faves from the Beatles when the Continental Club hosts the popular local tribute group, Beetle, for a weekly live show in the Club’s backyard patio in Midtown. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Laughs & Liquor: Brass Tap After Dark Comedy Show | No Cover – Check out some Houston’s brightest and funniest up-and-coming comics when The Brass Tap in Midtown hosts a weekly Thursday comedy night featuring drink specials, $1 wings and more. 8pm to 11pm.
  • Turtle Racing: Season 13 at Little Woodrow’s Midtown | No Cover – Watch as slow and steady wins the race during an evening of light-hearted turtle races, DJ tunes, and great drinks when Little Woodrow’s in Midtown hosts their weekly turtle races, now in its 13th year. 8pm to 1am.
  • Free Britney at Bottled Blonde | No Cover – Celebrate and support all things Britney Spears, during an evening of Britney Spears impersonators and performances, a Britney Spears dress-up contest with a $250 prize, Free Britney shirts for purchase and more, when Bottled Blonde on Washington Avenue hosts a fun-filled evening event. 8pm to 2am.
  • Kyle Nix of Turnpike Troubadours in Concert at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn Take in the country sounds of songwriter and fiddle player of Turnpike Troubadours, Kyle Nix, when he takes the stage at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn in The Woodlands for a live performance. $18 to $24. 8:30pm.
  • The Arcadian Wild in Concert at Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe Head to the island to enjoy a set of progressive folk and bluegrass when The Arcadian Wild hit the longtime Galveston venue for an intimate performance. Ages 18 and up only. $15. 8:30pm.
  • Grand Re-Opening Party at Numbers Nightclub | Virtual Option – Welcome back a Montrose nightlife staple when Numbers Nightclub returns for the second night of their Grand Re-Opening Party, which includes prize giveaways like lifetime passes and concert tickets, as well as a virtual session at 11pm for those who can’t make it in person. $20; VIP options available. 9pm to 2am.

Friday, May 21, 2021

  • Classical Theatre Company presents The Well of the Saints: A Three-Part Radio Play on YouTube | FREE | Virtual – Follow the story of Martin and Mary Doul, an old, blind couple in Rural Ireland at the turn of the century, who are visited by a holy journeyman that has come to give them back their sight. This is the first episode of three, which will be broadcast on YouTube on Fridays in May.
  • Kidtastic at The Square: Storytime with Jana Banana at Memorial City | FREE – Bring the kiddos to The Square at Memorial City for an interactive morning storytime with Ms. Jana Banana as she reads and acts out some of her favorite stories. 10am.
  • Drive-thru Dumpling and Beer Pairing at Eureka Heights Brew Co Swing by Eureka Heights Brew Company in the Heights where they’ve partenered up with local culinary celebrities, the Dumping Dudez, for a one-of-a-kind pairing package featuring beer and, you guessed it, dumplings. Presale packages start at $45 and each pack will include 12 dumplings (2 of each flavor) and 6 beers. 1pm to 5pm.
  • BJ Stricker in Concert at The Rustic Downtown | No Cover – Catch a rockin’ live set filled with toe-tapping, folk rock tunes when singer and guitarist, BJ Stricker, takes to the stage at The Rustic in the heart of Downtown for a live concert. 6pm.
  • Boston Seafood Class at Central Market Cooking School Let your inner chef run wild while learning how to make Boston seafood dishes, based on classics served in popular restaurants throughout the city, when Central Market hosts their Cooking School in Highland Village. $75 per person. 6:30pm.
  • Brewery Bingo at 4J Brewing Company – Show up and show out while playing a few socially distanced rounds of bingo where you can win beer and cash prizes at 4J Brewing Company in West Houston. $5 for a bingo card to play. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Shotgun Sally in Concert at Dan Electro’s Bar & Live Music Venue Get your high-energy rock show fix when the local band, Shotgun Sally, perform a 21 and up only concert at Dan Electro’s in The Heights. Chaotic Justice and Unholy Generation open the show. $10. 7pm.
  • Jazz Jam with Joe Carmouche at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Start your weekend off right with a live outdoor set from jazz guitarist, Joe Carmouche, when he hits the stage at Sugar Land Town Square. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Ars Lyrica Houston presents Idyll & Intrigue: Concert Broadcast Premiere | Virtual – Experience the timeless love story of Idyll & Intrigue, when Ars Lyrica presents an online performance of the ageless tale featuring sopranos Lauren Snouffer and Abigail Fischer. $10. 7:30pm.
  • Bidi Bidi Banda at House of Blues – Led by Stephanie Bergara, this Austin-based tribute band to Selena Quintanilla-Pérez arrives in Downtown for a lasting display of the Queen of Tejano’s legacy. $25 to $49.50, but the $25 general admission tickets are Buy-One-Get-One (BOGO), bringing the per-ticket cost down to $12.50. Tickets must be ordered in pairs to get second ticket/entry for free. 8pm.
  • Blood Red Sky: U2 Tribute in Concert at The Pub Galleria | No Cover – Hear ’80s and ’90s pop classics, including “With Or Without You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” when Blood Red Sky, a U2 cover band, performs live at The Pub Galleria in Uptown. 8pm.
  • 2021 Houston Cocktail Fest at Naylor Street Studios Try delicious drinks from a lineup of 12 signature cocktails made by skilled mixologists for guests to sample, featuring vodka, whiskey, gin, and tequila, when Houston Cocktail Fest returns for an evening of food and cocktails. $35; $75 VIP with early admission. 8pm to midnight.
  • The Lion King Movie Screening at Heritage Park | FREE – Experience the circle of life during an outdoor screening of Disney’s 2019 live-action film, The Lion King, while sprawling out on blankets or in lawn chairs at Heritage Park in Conroe. 8:15pm.
  • Jade Bird in Concert at the Heights Theater Welcome English singer-songwriter Jade Bird for a live performance featuring plenty of folk and Americana tunes when she takes the stage for a show at the Heights Theater. Lucky Kilmartin opens the show. $22 to $288. 8:45pm.
  • Friday Exchange at Henke & Pillot | No Cover – Spend your evening dancing the night away to some of the biggest hits of the ’90s and early 2000s at the Friday Exchange night at Henke & Pillot in Downtown. Free with RSVP until 11pm; $50 for a section reservation. 9pm.
  • DJ Boris Brejcha at Rise RooftopSway to the techno sounds of German DJ and record producer Boris Brejcha when he spins at Rise Rooftop. Resident DJ Riddler is set to open the show. Cover charge at the door. 10pm.

Things to Do on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23, 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.