Updated Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 12:57pm.
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, July 22 through Sunday, July 25, 2021.
This weekend, hit the beach for a summertime party featuring live music on the water in Texas City, watch the Houston Astros take on our rivals to the north in the heart of Downtown, learn how to make dumplings like a pro at a fun-filled cooking class, vibe to a concert celebrating the philanthropic work and social justice advocacy of a beloved rapper, and much more.
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Things to Do All Weekend
- Self-guided Tours of 1877 Tall Ship Elissa in Galveston | Daily – Open daily throughout the 2021 summer season, Galveston Historic Foundation is offering visitors an opportunity to explore historical, seafaring fun that takes you back to the 17th century on the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa at the Texas Seaport Museum on Pier 21. $10; $7 for ages 6 to 18, free ages 5 and under but still require a free ticket to help with admission scheduling. Last tickets of the day sold at 4:30pm. 10am to 5pm daily.
- Comedian Mark Normand at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – Get your laughs out during a weekend full of shows from viral comedy sensation Mark Normand, known for his wildly funny self-released comedy special Out To Lunch, when Houston Improv welcomes Normand to the stage for five shows. $40 for two people; $80 for four people; $120 for six people. Preferred tables range from $60 to $180, based on the number of people. Showtimes vary.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents Nore Davis at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – Laugh yourself silly during three stand-up sets from New York City comedian, Nore Davis, known for his Comedy Central special, late night television appearances, guest spot on HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, and more, when the Riot Comedy Show welcomes Davis upstairs at Rudyard’s British Pub. $15. Showtimes vary.
- Megaton Brewery in Kingwood | Friday & Saturday | No Cover – Sip on delicious local brew while taking in the sleek, steampunk-influenced decor and three decades of homebrewing experience on Fridays and Saturdays at Megaton Brewery in Kingwood. Friday 4pm to 11pm; Saturday 1pm to 11pm.
- ComedySportz Family-Friendly Improv Show at Preston Theater | Friday & Saturday – Laugh out loud with the family when ComedySportz Houston presents their fast-paced improv comedy show that’s suitable for the whole family, now performing at Preston Theater in EaDo. Two teams will battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games, and songs on the spot with audience participation. $20, but limited discounted $10 tickets are available for all shows. 8pm both evenings.
- Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Use the force and snag your seats to Star Wars Night at the ballpark on Friday, the first of three games against the Texas Rangers. Ticket add-ons can also help you snag limited giveaways like the Mandalorian Yordan Alvarez bobblehead. Stick around for post-game fireworks and enjoy other giveaways all weekend long. Tickets range from around $15 to more than $175, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
- Music Box Theater presents 10 Year Anniversary Show | Friday to Sunday – Celebrating both the re-opening of its cozy Colquitt Street home and its 10th anniversary, this cabaret features a musical tribute to favorite songs and funny moments from the last decade. Seating is limited to 60% capacity. $35; $48 for reserved seating. Performances at 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm on select Sundays.
- Brick Rodeo LEGO Fan Convention at Houston Marriott Sugar Land | Saturday & Sunday – Celebrate the colorful bricks during the public exhibition window at this 4-day convention in Sugar Land Town Square. Take in the stunning creations on display, and enjoy other presentations, speakers, and more. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; family packs start at $40; free for ages 3 and under. 10am to 3:30pm both days.
- Break Free Day Market at Pasadena Convention Center | Saturday & Sunday | No Cover – Shop small during a two-day market featuring local art, vintage items, food vendors, and more when Shop Local hosts the Break Free Day Market at the Pasadena Convention Center. 11am to 6pm both days.
- Main Street Theater presents Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School at MECA at TBH | Saturday & Sunday – The irrepressible Junie B. Jones is back, offering her wisecracking brand of wisdom about how to get by in the classroom. This family-friendly musical is recommended for kindergarten ages and older. $22. Showtimes vary.
- Ingenious Brewing Co. in Humble | Daily – Taste a rainbow of outside-the-box ales, sours, stouts and more, at a tucked away taproom known for their inventive takes on non-traditional beers at Ingenious Brewing Co. in Humble. Times vary.
- Lagoonfest Texas in Texas City | Daily – Cool off at a summer celebration destination featuring the largest lagoon in the state, plus white sand beaches, bars, boats, live music, an electric ferry, a catapult swing, a massive floating obstacle course, and more. Single day passes are $20; $15 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. Ticket prices vary based on the day of the week and demand. 10am to 7pm daily.
- Summer with the Kids Around Houston | Daily – With school out for the summer, it’s time to head out to all corners of Houston and uncover the best entertainment and things to do for everyone in the family, from free and budget-friendly options to one-of-a-kind experiences. Check out our Summer guide for how to keep the kids, and yourselves, busy during the dog days of Summer. Times, prices and locations vary.
- 13th Annual Juried Exhibition at Archway Gallery | Daily | FREE – Explore prize-winning works and original creations from area artists at one of Houston’s best-known artist-owned spaces at Archway Gallery in this juried exhibition judged by artist, Wayne Gilbert. The exhibition will be on display through Thursday, August 4, 2021. Times vary.
- 5 Must Do Things in the East End | Daily – Check out this bustling historic neighborhood boasting a bevy of restaurants, markets, parks and more with our hit list of five East End must-dos. Times, prices and locations 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.
- 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 Astros Tickets at Minute Maid Park | Sponsored – Swing for the fences this 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 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, July 22, 2021
- *Lucky Gnocchi Day at Piola – Enjoy an all-you-can-eat gnocchi special when Piola in Midtown and Memorial hosts the pasta-themed special, served in a variety of sauces, inspired by stories about the lucky gnocchi tradition. All-you-can-eat gnocchi is $15.95 per person. 11am to 9pm.
- *Steak & Pint Night at Lucky’s Pub West | No Cover – Get your fill of delicious steaks when Lucky’s Pub West hosts its Steak & Pint night with an option of steak and fries for lunch or ribeye and 2 sides for dinner. Drink specials include $5 wine as well as $3 and $4 Houston drafts all night. Food and drink prices vary. 11am to 11pm.
- *Asia Society Texas Center presents Cultural Bridges with AARP: Explore Korean Culture | FREE | Virtual – Learn more about Asian cultures, traditions, and talents, while participating in an introduction to Korean culture through practicing simple greetings, basic Korean phrases and more, during an online event from Asia Society and AARP. 4pm.
- Make & Take: Asian Dumplings at Central Market Cooking School – Learn to make (and sample) a variety of Asian dumplings as instructors offer tips on steaming, frying, and boiling the tasty bites while you learn to fold, and create several dipping sauces. $65. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Brewery Bingo at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | No Cover – Throw back a pint or two while pairing your beer with six fun-filled rounds of bingo at Eureka Heights Brew Co. in Shady Acres. 7pm to 8:30pm.
- Pauly Shore at the Secret Group – Get your ’90s nostalgia fix when actor and comedian Pauly Shore, known for his roles in Encino Man, Son in Law, and more stops through the Secret Group in EaDo for two shows. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. There will be an early show at 7pm and a late show at 9:30pm.
- Dave Scher in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Virtual Option – Tap your toes to the six-string musings of singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dave Scher, when he takes to the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck for a late show in Upper Kirby. $30 to $240. 7pm.
- Summer Camp All Grown Up: Savannah Nights at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Take part in a Savannah Nights-themed summer camp for grown-ups featuring hands-on nature activities, crafts, outdoor exploration, plus snacks and a beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. $35 for non-members; $20 for members. 7pm to 9pm.
- 2021 CultureMap Houston Tastemaker Awards at Silver Street – Celebrate some of Houston’s top talent in the restaurant and bar communities during an awards ceremony selected by their peers at the 2021 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. There will be an in-person tasting event and awards ceremony. $50 to $125. 7pm.
- Neon Sign Workshop at 8th Wonder Brewery – Learn how to make a custom neon sign while sipping on delicious local suds when Brico Craft Studio hosts a workshop at 8th Wonder Brewery in EaDo. All supplies will be provided. $35 per person. 7pm to 9pm.
- Showgirl Bingo at Warehouse Live | FREE – Shout “Bingo!” during a burlesque-themed game night, with hosts Kitty Corvair, Paprika Cherry, and Belle Be Damned. Free with RSVP; $5 for front row seats; $40 for a table of four. 7pm.
- Comedian Andy Huggins at Campbell Hall – Fall out of your chair laughing to a stand-up set from legendary local comedian and writer, Andy Huggins, who appeared on America’s Got Talent and worked as a writer for Bill Hicks, Jay Leno, and more, when he takes the stage a Campbell Hall at the Pasadena Convention Center. $15; $25 for premium or table service seating. 7:15pm.
- Bat Walk and Watch at Lost Lake Visitor Center in Buffalo Bayou Park – Stroll to Waugh Drive Bridge at Buffalo Bayou Park with bat specialist, Suzanne Jurek, to see the bat colony up close. $5 for ages 12 and up; free for ages under 12. 7:45pm to 9:15pm.
- Laughs & Liquor: Brass Tap After Dark Comedy Show | No Cover – Check out some of 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.
- Little River Band in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – Head to the Woodlands to kick off your Thursday with a heavy dose of rock ‘n’ roll from Australian rock group, Little River Band, when they perform live at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn. $158 to $238. 8:30pm.
Friday, July 23, 2021
- Friday Fundays with Frolic at Memorial City Mall | FREE – Hang out with the friendly dragon known as Frolic at his castle in Memorial City Mall on Fridays and snap a picture with the fire-breathing friend while enjoy the vast indoor soft play space. Ideal for ages 10 and under. 11am to 1pm.
- Parkway Market Days at Regent Square | No Cover – Kick off your evening taking in music, art, and shopping from local vendors during a fun-filled maker market at Regent Square on Dunlavy. The Art Cellar of Houston will give away 50 art kits to the first 50 people who enter the event. 5pm to 9pm.
- Succulent Potting Party at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. – Paint a pot, sip on local brew, and then create a mini succulent garden with the guidance of Heartworks at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. $40 per person and includes your supplies and first beer. 6:30pm.
- Bayou City Funk in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – Vibe to funk grooves while experiencing a high-energy set from Bayou City Funk and openers Howard and The Nosebleeds at Discovery Green in Downtown. 6:30pm.
- Jack Ingram in Concert at Lagoonfest Texas – Don your cowboy boots while soaking it up at an oasis when Lagoonfest Texas’ Summer Concert Series presents a live, outdoor, lagoon-side concert from country music superstar Jack Ingram. Concert tickets allow guests two hours to check out the lagoon before the show. Tickets are $26 (subject to change). Doors at 5pm, show at 7pm.
- Trae Day, featuring Trae Tha Truth and friends at White Oak Music Hall (Lawn) – Recently honored with a Billboard Change Maker Award for his philanthropic work and social justice advocacy, Trae Tha Truth has organized another Trae Day Weekend in H-Town, featuring a concert with surprise guests and friends on the lawn at White Oak. $20; VIP packages are $85 and includes a meet and greet. 7pm.
- Trivia Night at 4J Brewing Company | No Cover – Test your knowledge of random facts while throwing back a few pints at a general Trivia Night at 4J Brewing Company in Spring Branch. 7pm to 9pm.
- Summer Olympics Watch Party at Little Woodrow’s EaDo | No Cover – Catch all the summer Olympic action while enjoying solid cocktails and beer as the opening ceremony of the 2021 Summer Olympics kicks off on multiple TVs at Little Woodrow’s EaDo. 7pm.
- 5th Annual Women’s Art Showcase at Sabine Street Studios | No Cover – Check out all-new original works from more than a dozen of Houston’s most talented female artists during the 5th Annual Women’s Art Showcase at Sabine Street Studios in Downtown. 7pm to 10pm.
- Nothin’ But ’90s Night at Rowdy’s Spring | No Cover – Get your ’90s country music fix while dancing to covers and DJ dance hits at this dance hall in Spring. $12 in advance; $15 the day of. 7pm.
- Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience in Concert at House of Blues – “Enjoy the Silence” while catching a live set by Strangelove as they pay tribute to the ’80s and ’90s English electronic band, Depeche Mode, at House of Blues in Downtown. $20. 8pm.
- Live in Central Park Revisited: James Taylor at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE | Virtual Option – Relive James Taylor’s incredible 1979 Central Park performance when Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers pay homage to the unique artistry of Taylor with their unforgettable harmonies at Miller Outdoor. A livestream of the performance can be viewed on Miller Outdoor’s YouTube channel. Covered seating requires a free ticket that can be reserved online. Seating on the hill is free and does not require a ticket. 8:30pm.
- Mike and the Moonpies in Concert at Goode Company Armadillo Palace – Two-step to the Southern sound of country Americana act, Mike and the Moonpies, with support from the Broken Spokes, when they perform live at Goode Company Armadillo Palace in Upper Kirby. $13 in advance; $15 at the door. 8:30pm.
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