Get a Nightlife: October 11 to 17, 2021

Vendors set up at the market at Afrifest | Courtesy of Afrifest

Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Monday, October 11 to Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Your favorite nightlife guide is back to cure your weekly FOMO. We’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening all week long around Houston, from Monday through Sunday.

Here are our picks for Day & Nightlife in Houston from Monday, October 11 to Sunday, October 17, 2021:

Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston: October 11 to October 17, 2021


  • Dungeon of Doom Haunted House at Kemah Boardwalk | Monday, October 11 and Friday, October 15 to Sunday, October 17 – Come take a stroll on the dark side at the Dungeon of Doom. Kemah’s newly renovated haunted house returns for a terror-filled, spooky experience. Tickets range from $15 to $34.99. Times vary.
  • Comedian Katt Williams at NRG Arena | Thursday, October 14 & Friday, October 15 – NRG Arena welcomes comedian Katt Williams for his nationwide World War III Tour. The spitfire comedian will perform for two nights in one of Houston’s largest venues. Tickets range from $59 to $125. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 8pm.
  • Respect: A Musical Journey of Women at Ensemble Theatre | Thursday, October 14 to Sunday, October 17 – Deep dive into Top 40 hits by some of the biggest female artists over the years. Creator Dr. Dorothy Marcic’s dramatic masterpiece uncovers themes of women in American society through the song lyrics spanning the decades. Tickets start at $20 and vary by day. Times vary.
  • Comedian Vlad Caamaño at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, October 15 & Saturday, October 16 – After appearing on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and NBC’s Superstore, Vlad Caamaño takes the stage at the the Riot Comedy Show in Montrose. His comedic style is based on his experiences living in New York as a Dominican immigrant. General admission tickets are $15; VIP tables begin at $45.00. Times vary.
  • Songs on the Water on Buffalo Bayou | Saturday, October 16 & Sunday, October 17 – Cruise on the bayou with a boat ride and concert courtesy of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Houston Grand Opera. The ride will include wine selected by Nice Winery, a cheese plate, and an opera performance from Ben Edquist and Patrick Henry. Tickets are $75. 4pm to 5:30pm.

Monday, October 11, 2021 

  • Toney Rocks in Concert at Dan Electro’s – Singer-songwriter Toney Rocks heads to the Heights for Dan Electro’s Singer-Songwriter Showcase. His sound is a combination of folk, blues, and rock and has the perfect Monday night vibes. Tickets are $6. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Queer Kouture Fashion Show at the Ballroom at Bayou Place – In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Queer Kouture Fashion Show was created to benefit three local LGBTQ+ non-profits. Watch in awe as local designers, drag queens and models strut their stuff down the catwalk and stay for the after party following the show. Tickets range from $15 to $450. 6:30pm to 11:30pm.
  • 42 Dugg in Concert at House of Blues – Detroit-born artist 42 Dugg stops in Houston for a night of heart-pumping rap tracks. Tickets range from $35.00 to $45.00. 7pm.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 

  • Bottomless Wine Wednesday at Yi Peng Thai Dining – Head to CityCentre for unlimited refills at their Wednesday night bottomless wine event. Each person not only takes advantage of the unlimited vino, but also receives their choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. The wine and meal special is $95. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Fat Tony & Cadence Weapon in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – After dropping Exotica in late 2020, H-Town’s own Fat Tony teams up with Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon (who himself released an award-winning album in April, Parallel World) in a return to nationwide touring. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of the show. 7pm.
  • Magic at the Brasserie at Narin’s Bombay Brasserie – Treat yourself to a unique dining and entertainment experience at this Galleria-area restaurant. Narin’s transforms their banquet room into an 80-seat theater where magician Harry Maurer will dazzle the crowd. Tickets are $53 for general admission, $61 for the show and dinner. Dinner begins at 7pm; magic show begins at 8pm.
  • Poetry Open Mic at AvantGarden – Media company Write About Now teams up with this Montrose venue for their weekly open-mic poetry slam. This week’s featured poet is Tariq Luthun. Cover charge is $7. 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 

  • Kany Garcia in Concert at House of Blues – Puerto Rican pop artist Kany Garcia performs in Downtown Houston as part of her fall North American tour. The singer will perform some of her galvanizing hits such as “Lo Que en ti Veo” and “Buscame”. Tickets range from $45 to $69.50. 7pm.
  • Brewmaster’s Social at Social Beer Garden HTX | No Cover – If you’ve ever been curious about the contents of your beer, chat with the brewmaster of this Midtown beer garden to get all the answers. Pick the brewmaster’s brain and try some exclusive taproom brews at this monthly event. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Gratitude: Vegan Happy Hour at Mantra | No Cover – Gluten-free and vegan restaurant and bar, Mantra, hosts a happy hour with food and drink specials. Houston–based DJ duo, Soul Control, will curate the playlist to set the mood at this weekly Midtown event. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Karaoke Paint & Sip at Primary Paint Party – Paint, sip and sing your heart out at this creative Westchase venue. Take an art class, enjoy karaoke performances, and take a tour of the Prime Art Gallery. All guests will receive complimentary wine and sangria. Tickets are $35. Sessions held at 7pm and 9pm.
  • Music Bingo at the Social Pub & Grill | No Cover – Katy’s Social Pub and Grill amps up bingo night with a musical twist and drink specials on Texas-made spirits. Games are free to play and winners receive fun prizes from the venue. 7pm to 9pm.
  • H.E.R. in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land welcomes R&B singer-songwriter H.E.R. and special guest Tone Sith for a one-night show. She’ll be performing tracks from her certified gold album Back of My Mind and other fan favorites. Tickets range from $69.50 to $89.50. 8pm.
  • Samba Dance Class at Midtown Park | FREE – Skip Dancing with the Stars and come learn some of the same moves in Midtown Park with the Brazilian Cultural Institute. This beginner-friendly class will teach the ins-and-outs of the ballroom dance, the Samba. 7pm to 9pm.

Friday, October 15, 2021 

  • Wakefield Night Market at Walking Stick Brewing Company | No Cover – Take your retail therapy after hours at the Wakefield Night Market. Meet local vendors and artisans, enjoy live music, and try the Made-N-LA food truck for some Cali-Mexican fusion cuisine. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Kane Brown in Concert at Toyota Center – Country music superstar Kane Brown travels to Houston for the Blessed & Free Tour at the Toyota Center with special guests Jordan Davis and Restless Road. Tickets range from $40.50 to $99.50. 7pm.
  • Tuba Skinny at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE | Virtual Option – Transport yourself to New Orleans with a live performance from Tuba Skinny at the Miller. This musical ensemble evokes the rich musical heritage of New Orleans in their classic sound. This performance will also be livestreamed. 7:30pm.
  • Glow Show with Joey Z at the Secret Group – Austin-based comedian Joey Z brings his trippy, glow in the dark themed comedy show to Downtown Houston. There will be plenty of glow sticks, groovy visuals and some of the best comedians around. Tickets are $10. 8pm.
  • Jesse Dayton in Concert at Rockefeller’s – Head to Washington Ave’s Rockefeller’s for an intimate acoustic evening with country artist, Jesse Dayton. Tickets range from $20 to $35. 8pm.
  • The Spazmatics in Concert at Scout Bar – Rewind back to the ‘80s with the Spazmatics at this Clear Lake show. The popular cover band will perform top hits from the era with a spunky, high-energy twist. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $50 for reserved tables. 8pm.
  • The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular at Warehouse Live – Experience a colorful laser show to the music of the ’60s English rock band, Pink Floyd, at Warehouse Live. Tickets range from $25 to $350. 8:30pm.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 

  • College Football Saturdays at Pour Behavior | No Cover – Pour Behavior in Midtown is the perfect place to cheer on all of your favorite college football teams. The entertainment venue boasts 45 different HD TV’s and two LED video walls, so you can catch all the action. 11am to 2am.
  • 2021 Houston Afrifest at Houston Baptist University – The Nigerian-American Multicultural Council is hosting its 8th annual Houston Afrifest to celebrate all things Africa through performances, art, crafts and fashion. This festival serves as a melting pot to celebrate the entire continent and the variety of cultures it encompasses. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 the day of. Noon to 6pm.
  • Yacht Rock Wine Fest at Brenner’s on the Bayou – Brenner’s on the Bayou is hosting their annual fall wine festival featuring award-winning wines from six elite wineries. Food will also be provided by some of Houston’s most upscale eateries. Tickets are $149. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Mixology Cocktails Class at Trez Art & Wine Bar – Pick up a new skill at Trez Art and Wine Bar and become a master mixologist for your friends and family. Guests will learn to make three different craft cocktails in an entertaining, hands-on demonstration. Tickets are $50. 2pm.
  • Painting on the Patio Brunch Party at Domain Restaurant & Lounge – Enjoy the fall weather and take an art class with Kolor My Kanvas in West Houston. Guests will enjoy a paint and brunch session to hip-hop and R&B music. Tickets include your choice of brunch or lunch as well as art supplies. Tickets are $40 in advance; $45 the day of. 5pm to 7pm.
  • An Evening in the Park at White Oak Park in the Heights – Head to the Heights for a fully prepared picnic basket equipped with your choice of charcuterie or sandwiches and sweet treats. Utensils, plates, napkins, and a classic picnic blanket are also provided. Baskets for 2 to 3 people are $85. Additional sides available. 6pm to 7:30pm.
  • A Night at Market Square Park | No Cover – Grab some friends and head Downtown for a historic Tex-Orleans-style block party. There will be live music at Market Square Park and food and drink specials at the neighborhood’s eclectic bars and restaurants. End your night with a twilight boat tour or a spooky ghost tour through the Historic District. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Anderson East in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Heights venue welcomes Anderson East for the Maybe We Never Die tour, supporting his recent release of the same name. East’s bluesy, country, and soul sound is easy on the ears if you’re a fan of old school music. General admission is $25 in advance; $30 day of show. 7pm.
  • JPEGmafia in Concert at the Studio at Warehouse Live – Experimental hip-hop artist JPEGmafia stops by Houston for a leg on his 2021 self-titled tour. From his gripping lyrics to the captivating beats, JPEGmafia fans will enjoy this dynamic performance. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 day of show. 8:30pm.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 

  • HTX Market at Urban South HTX Brewery | No Cover – Shop local at this Sawyer Heights brewery where they feature Houston-based artisans and small businesses that sell an array of items like food, jewelry, apparel, soaps, candles and more. 1pm to 6pm.
  • Sam Dinkins Quintet and Vanguard Collective in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – Join Sam Dinkins, the founder and director of Houston’s Dinky Drum Company, and Houston’s own Vanguard Collective for some smooth, rhythmic performances while you enjoy the great outdoors at Discovery Green. 3pm to 6pm.
  • Scotch & Wine Tasting at Buy the Glass Wine Bar – Lovers of scotch and wine can enjoy the best of both worlds at this boozy but educational event in Northwest Houston. Learn about wine and scotch in a laid back environment with good music and friendly people. Single tickets are $39.95 and a pair can be purchased for $79.95. 3pm to 5pm.
  • Day & Evening Social at Chapman & Kirby | No Cover – Join this EaDo gastro pub and event center for its highly acclaimed Sunday Funday. Enjoy their full kitchen, sports on all the big screens, and sounds by DJ SNS and Mr. Rogers. 4pm to 2am.
  • Maluma in Concert at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land – Global Latin music icon Maluma brings the highly anticipated Papi Juancho Maluma World Tour to the Houston area. Fans can expect hits from his last two albums, Papi Jauncho and #7DJ as well as endless surprises throughout the show. Tickets start at $67.50. 7pm.
  • Maverick City Music in Concert at Bayou Music Center – Widely popular worship group, Maverick City Music, heads to Downtown Houston for a live performance. The seven-piece band is touring the country for the first time in the group’s history with Christian rapper, Lecrae. Tickets range from $25 to $35. 7pm.

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Kianna Ford is a writer, pop culture fanatic and new to the city of Houston. If she isn't catching up on her favorite reality TV shows, she's out exploring the city to cover the nightlife and other events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.