Plan Your Weekend: October 21 to 24, 2021

Zoo Boo | Photo courtesy of Houston Zoo

Updated Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:20pm.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, October 21 through Sunday, October 24, 2021.

This weekend, get your holiday shopping done early at a 3-day event celebrating all things holidays, bring out your little ghouls and goblins to the Zoo for plenty of Halloween fun, celebrate German and Texas culture in one fun-filled Downtown event, watch the Rockets take on Oklahoma city in an all-out battle at Toyota Center, and much more.

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Things to Do All Weekend

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Author Visit with Monica Eaton at the Woodlands Children’s Museum Teach your kiddos about financial responsibility when author Monica Eaton reads from her newly published book Money Plan, which introduces young children to the concepts of money, saving, budgeting, and working hard. Admission is included with general admission; $7 for ages 1 and up; free for ages under 1. 11am.
  • Fright Night at Houston Art Center – This family-friendly community festival in Park Place sends visitors through its haunted house, plus you can enjoy an interactive art zone, games, a vendor market, or dive into the pumpkin patch. Stick around for a VIP art show after the event for 21+ only. $15; $10 for ages 13 to 17; free for ages 12 and under. VIP tickets start at $30. 4pm to 9pm; VIP art show from 9pm to midnight.
  • Boo on the Boardwalk: Freaky Friday at Kemah Boardwalk | FREE – Bring the kiddos out to Kemah Boardwalk for a live concert by Boogie Man Band as well as a family-friendly Halloween movie screening of 2020 flick, Scoob! 6pm to 10pm.
  • Friday Night Music at Evelyn’s Park | FREE – Enjoy some Friday night music when local singer-songwriter Nick Serena takes to the stage at Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire for a performance. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Día de los Muertos 12th Annual Group Show & Night Market at Hardy & Nance Studios | FREE – East End Studio Gallery takes over the space at Hardy & Nance Studios for an exhibition that remembers and honors loved ones who have passed. On this special reception night, a night market will also be assembled, featuring an outdoor bar, food truck and local vendors. The exhibition closes Saturday, October 23. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center – The Rockets’ home opener of the 2021-22 season will see Kevin Porter Jr., Christian Wood, and Houston’s top draft pick, Jalen Green, squaring up with the Thunder. $15 to $800, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Stephen Lynch at House of Blues – The comedian and musician is well known for his laugh-out-loud songs that date back to the early 2000s, though he has ventured deeper into musicianship most recently with his 2019 studio album, My Old Heart. Still, his lyricism can deliver a laugh among his blend of folk rock and Americana. $40. 7pm.
  • Hayes Carll in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Tap your toes to the catchy country sound of Hayes Carll, when McGonigel’s Mucky Duck welcomes the Woodlands native and singer-songwriter for two live performances. $75. 7pm and 9:30pm.
  • Ariana Reines Poetry Reading at Menil Collection | FREE – Join Menil Collection for an intimate reading with renowned and award-winning poet and performance artist Ariana Reines when she reads from her recent work, Inside the Empress, along with a selection from her poetry collections. 7pm to 8pm.
  • Trivia Night at 4J Brewing Company | No Cover – Test your smarts on random facts while throwing back delicious local suds at when 4J Brewing Company’s hosts a trivia night in Spring Branch. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Mon Laferte in Concert at Bayou Music Center Sing along when Latin Grammy–winning Chilean singer-songwriter and artist makes a stop in Downtown to perform songs from her latest release, Seis, and other pop rock fan faves. $39.50 to $99.50, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
  • Men I Trust in Concert at White Oak Music Hall Vibe to the catchy grooves of Canadian indie pop band, Men I Trust, when they take to the stage at White Oak Music Hall for a concert in the Heights. $18 in advance; $22 at the door. 8pm.
  • Sue Foley in Concert at Rockefeller’s Head to Washington Ave for a fun-filled concert when Rockefeller’s welcomes Canadian blues guitarist and singer, Sue Foley, for her record release concert. John Egan opens the show. $18 to $32. 8pm.
  • Firefall in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn Get a dose of ’70s country goodness when Dosey Doe: the Big Barn in the Woodlands welcomes the country-rock band, Firefall, for a live performance. $98 to $158. 8:30pm.
  • Jon Wolfe in Concert at Goode Company Armadillo Palace Watch a live show from country music artist Jon Wolfe when he headlines a show at Goode Company Armadillo Palace in Upper Kirby. $15 in advance; $17 at the door. 9:30pm.

Things to Do on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24, 2021.

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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.