Updated Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 5:12pm.
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our 365 Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 6, 2022 through Sunday, January 9, 2022.
The event calendar is slowly returning to a mix of events post holidays, with a number of non-holiday multi-day festivals and events, touring shows, and more returning. This weekend also represents the final days of most holiday light attractions that have dotted the city over the last two and a half months.
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Some events, venues, and shows have been temporarily closed or halted due to staff or participants testing positive for Covid-19, so be sure to check ahead with the organizer of any specific event to verify that it’s still happening as scheduled.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- Broadway Across America presents Hadestown at Hobby Center | Daily − The Tony-winning Broadway musical lands in Downtown for one week, presenting a modern, hell-raising take on two classic tales from Greek mythology in a journey to the underworld. Start at $45, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on the online resale marketplace. Showtimes vary.
- International Gem & Jewelry Show at NRG Center | Thursday to Saturday − Browse the goods directly from jewelry wholesalers, manufacturers and designers. $6 in advance. Times vary.
- Fade to Black Play Festival at MATCH | Thursday to Saturday – Take in an evening of short plays written by Black playwrights from across Texas and the U.S. $25 advance; $35 at the door. 8pm nightly.
- The Sale at Bayou City Event Center | Friday & Saturday – Find big savings from some of Houston’s premier boutiques when the annual post holiday shopping event returns. $30 one-day pass in advance; $50 two-day pass in advance; price increases at the door. Times vary.
- Red Rocket Movie Screening at 14 Pews | Friday & Saturday – The intimate church-turned-movie house presents two screenings of Sean Baker’s latest film, about a washed-up porn star—played by one-time MTV DJ and (sort of) porn actor, Simon Rex—who clashes with his estranged wife after returning to his hometown outside of Houston. $12. 7pm both nights.
- Sojourns on the Silk Road: From the Orient to the Occident at MATCH | Friday & Saturday | Virtual Option – Take a musical journey of French and Spanish art song at a concert featuring mezzo-soprano Jessica Blau, pianist Katherine Ciscon, guitarist Marc Rosenberg, and flamenco dancer Fanny Ara. Livestream Friday only. $25; $15 for students. 7:30pm both nights.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents Comic Pedro Gonzalez at Rudyard’s | Friday & Saturday − Catch the clever comedy of Columbian-born comedian Pedro Gonzalez, who immigrated to the U.S. at age 19, as he subverts expectations about dating, working, and living in America. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Symphony: Pink Martini with China Forbes & Ari Shapiro at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday | Virtual Option – The genre-bending “little orchestra” comes to the home of the Houston Symphony, featuring China Forbes and a special appearance by NPR’s Ari Shapiro. $29 and up; $20 for the Saturday livestream. Showtimes vary.
- Donnell Rawlings at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Comedian Donnell Rawlings—known for his roles on Chapelle’s Show and Netflix’s The Degenerates— brings his latest show, 2Soon to Houston. Starts at $50 for a table for two. Times vary.
- The Bridal Extravaganza Show at George R. Brown | Saturday & Sunday | Save $5 − Grab your favorite bride-to-be and get an entire wedding planned in one weekend as the biggest bridal show in the country returns to Downtown. Starts at $15, but you can save $5 on all advance tickets with promo code 365save5. Times vary.
- 69th Houston Cat Club Charity Cat Show at Houston Hilton North | Saturday & Sunday − Check out 40+ breeds of cats vying to be best in show at this annual fundraiser in Greenspoint. $10; $8 for ages 65+; $5 for ages 10 and under. Times vary.
- Holiday Light Attractions & Destinations Around Greater Houston | Daily – Grab your last peek at neighborhood holiday lights and pop-up light attractions on the final weekend of the season, before most homes and venues begin to take down or turn off the glow.
Limited Time Museum Exhibitions, Art Installations & Pop-Up Markets
- January Short Term Museum Exhibits & Art Installations 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.
- January Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many No Cover – With so many to choose from these days, you can browse, explore, and shop at one or all of Houston’s multiplying outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.
Tickets to Houston Pro Sports Games
- Houston Rockets Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2020 Rockets games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market.
- Houston Texans Tickets at NRG Stadium | Sponsored – Hit the gridiron with seats to cheer on the Texans. Search for cheaper, better, or hard-to-find seats so you can see Houston Texans at home, with the TicketNetowork online marketplace.
Thursday, January 6, 2022
- Children’s Bingo at Levy Park | FREE – Ages 4 to 12 can join in a 30-minute bingo game—with cards, markers, and prizes all provided—designed to help kids practice their letters and numbers. 4:30pm.
- Lyons Ave. Night Market at Saint Arnold Brewery | No Cover – Browse and shop with local farmers, gardeners, and entrepreneurs, while enjoying a fresh, Saint Arnold’s beer. 5pm to 9pm.
- In Conversation: Aaron Turner on Black Alchemy at Houston Center for Photography | Virtual Only | FREE – Tune in to see Aaron Turner—the 2021 HCP Fellowship recipient—discuss his ongoing project, Black Alchemy, which is on display at the museum through this Sunday. 5:30pm.
- Public Ritual and Procession: Til Da Wata Comes at CAMH & MFAH | FREE with RSVP – Join a progressive museum tour of two exhibits that examine the African American South and the African diaspora, starting with CAMH’s The Dirty South and finishing with MFAH’s Afro-Atlantic Histories. RSVP required. 6:30pm.
- Get Fit Thursday at Urban South HTX | FREE – Lace up and join in a three mile run on the Greenway Trails and/or join in a yoga class before kicking your sneakers up with a tasty brew. Participants get a free draft pour of their choice, plus $2 off on all 10- and 16-oz. draft pours for the rest of the night. Run at 6:15pm. Yoga at 7pm.
- Loreta Kovacic CD Release Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Virtual Option – The Croatian-born Houstonian takes the stage at the Upper Kirby Irish pub in support of her latest album, Fossil Pop & Piano. $30 and up. 7pm.
- Rosebud Baker at Houston Improv – After releasing her first hour-long special this summer, Whiskey Fists, the stand-up comedian, actor and writer riffs on everything from relationships to her love of dogs over humans. Starts at $40 for a table for 2. 8pm.
- Hans Kim at the Secret Group – A regular on the Kill Tony podcast, the LA-based comedian stops by the stage in EaDo while on tour. $10. 10pm.
- More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do are happening all weekend long. Scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.
Friday, January 7, 2022
- Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks at Toyota Center – The Rockets fend off Mark Cuban’s boys from Dallas and honor the voice of Rockets’ broadcasts across several decades on Bill Worrell Night. $19 and up, but you may find some better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Corn’s-A-Poppin’ Movie Screening at MFAH – Explore 950s Midwest Americana through musical comedy at a screening of a quirky independent film made in Kansas City in 1958. $9; $7 ages 65+. 7pm.
- Mother Mother at White Oak Music Hall – The Canadian rockers take the downstairs stage at White Oak to promote their eighth studio album, Inside. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Kottonmouth Kings at Warehouse Live – The Orange County hip-hop duo come to Warehouse in support of their April release, 25 to Life. $20. 7pm.
- Cosmic Outlaws in Concert at No Label Brewing Co. | No Cover – Houston’s rousing cosmic Texas country band welcomes guests to the beer garden at the Katy brewery. 7pm.
- Mavis Staples at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston – The legendary, pioneering gospel and R&B singer makes an appearance at Galveston’s historic stage on Postoffice Street. $38 to $98. 8pm.
- Disco New Year with Disco Expressions at The Continental Club – Keep boogieing into 2022 with high energy ‘70s disco from Texas’ favorite disco cover band. $15 in advance; $20 (cash) at the door. 9pm.
- Getter at Stereo Live – The American DJ recently dropped the Some Creature EP and now brings his tour to the West Houston EDM venue. $20. 10pm.
- More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston are happening all weekend long. Scroll up to see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.
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