Updated Friday, January 14, 2022 at 1:05am
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our five day 365 Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 13, 2022 through MLK Day, Monday, January 17, 2022.
With the holidays now squarely in the rear view mirror, Houston’s event calendar is returning to a semblance of normality and the typical mix of options. Omicrom continues to throw a wrench into a fully robust offering, with a number of performances being postponed or canceled. Still, you’ll find parades, outdoor festivals, trivia events, concerts, and more across Houston and beyond.
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Some events, restaurants, shows, and venues 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
- Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince in Concert at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Houston Symphony transports audiences to the magical world of Hogwarts as they take on the moving scores of the 2009 film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. $34 to $134. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Salsa Congress 2022 at The Westin Houston, Memorial City | Friday to Sunday − Embrace the beauty, passion and culture of Latin dance as the Houston Salsa Congress returns to in-person gatherings, with three days of dance workshops, performances, concerts, and social dancing until the sun comes up. Times vary.
- Rod Man at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday − Comedian Rod Man brings his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life to the Improv stage for five shows. Showtimes vary.
- Fort Bend Home & Garden Show at Fort Bend County Fairgrounds | Saturday & Sunday − Plan your next home and plant projects at the two-day home and garden show in Fort Bend. In addition to vendors doling out goods in home improvement, decorating and interior design, landscapes and more, the Winter Gift Market will also offer up gifts alongside wine and food samples. $7; free for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations Around Houston | Saturday through Monday | Many FREE − Celebrate and honor Dr. King with dueling parades, festivals, concerts, ceremonies and more around Houston. Dates, locations, and times vary.
- SPORTSKIND Houston’s Finest Sports League | Daily | Winter & Spring 2022 Registration Now Open − Whether you’re a novice, or seasoned athletes, SPORTSKIND Houston offers local sports leagues that you can join, play, and reap the emotional and physical gains of team sports like soccer, indoor volleyball and sand volleyball, softball, basketball, flag football, and kickball—plus more social competitive leagues like Pickleball and Cornhole.
- Volunteer & Donation Opportunities Around Houston | Daily | FREE − Find ways to do for others in need around the Houston metro and make a difference this weekend.
Ongoing Theater Performances
- 4th Wall Theatre Company presents The Lifespan of a Fact at Studio 101
| Daily | Opening Weekend − 4th Wall presents an adaptation of the recent Broadway hit, a hysterical yet gripping ethical dispute over facts versus truth, on the H-Town stage. Starts at $17. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Grand Opera presents Dialogues of the Carmelites at Wortham Theater Center | Friday & Sunday | Opening Weekend − Set during the French Revolution, HGO’s new production poses the question, ”Who gets to be a martyr?” in a tragedy in two parts that stars three powerful sopranos. Showtimes vary.
- Top Bakeries, Pastry Shops & Pandarias in Greater Houston | Daily – Treat yourself with sweet, baked goodness at popular local bakeries around the H-Town metro area.
- Mo’ Better Brews in the Museum District | Daily – Belly up for tasty coffees and a 100% vegan brunch, while browsing vinyl records or kicking back on the inviting patio. Hours vary.
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 13, 2022
- You Can’t Be Serious: A Conversation With Kal Penn at Asia Society Texas Center – Best known from Harold and Kumar, House, and Designated Survivor, Kal Penn shares stories from his recent memoir, You Can’t Be Serious. $30; $20 members. 6:30pm.
- Trampled by Turtles at White Oak Music Hall – The bluegrass band teams up with Deer Tick for a trip through Texas while touring songs from their beloved albums, like 2018’s chart-topping Life Is Good on the Open Road. $30 in advance; $35 day of show. 6:30pm.
- The Dirty South Sound Series: Gracie Chavez at CAMH | FREE – Houston’s Radio Bombon host and urban tropical DJ spins on the plaza for an evening in the second edition of the sound series that accompanies the CAMH’s current exhibit, with a slab on hand and food truck bites from Umbrella Fellas. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Girls Gotta Eat Podcast at House of Blues – The frank and popular podcast hosts, Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltin, bring their weekly show to Houston, commenting on dating, sex, society, and more. $32.50 to $42.50. 7pm.
- Artist Talk: Kate Shepherd at Menil Drawing Institute | FREE – New York-based artist Kate Shepherd discussed the evolution of her technique using explored abstracted spaces in her richly colored works. 7pm.
- Harry Potter Trivia at Walking Stick Brewing Company | No Cover – Brush off your Hogwarts knowledge and duke it out with your fellow aspiring witches and wizards at a night of Wizarding World trivia in Garden Oaks. 7pm.
- Washed Out at Warehouse Live – The chillwave singer-songwriter and producer comes to EaDo for a set of songs from his summer 2020 album, Purple Noon, and other fan faves. $25. 8:30pm.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents The Gay Agenda: A Queer Variety Show at Rudyard’s – The Riot presents a comedy showcase of LGBTQ+ life at a show that’s open to all, comparing and contrasting similarities and differences. Starts at $10. 9:30pm.
- 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 14, 2022
- Cheers to Betty White! at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | No Cover – The Heights brewery toasts to the late, great Betty White with two IPAs that take her namesake, plus an evening of Betty White raffle prizes, rose cupcakes and a commemorative take-home glass. 3pm to 9pm.
- Truchard Vineyards Wine Tasting at Revival Market – Revival Market invites wine enthusiasts to a special night of tasting and learning about Truchard Vineyards from Napa, California. All wines will be paired with small bites from the kitchen, as well as a charcuterie and cheese display to snack on throughout the night. $85. 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Joshua Ray Walker in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | LIvestream Available − The Texas singer-songwriter from Dallas takes to the Duck’s stage for an early show to kick off the weekend. Starts at $30 for in-person and livestream. 7pm.
- Brewery Bingo at 4J Brewery Company − Try your luck and vie for cash and beer prizes at the all women-owned and -brewed brewery in Spring Branch. $5 cash for bingo cards. 7pm to 9pm.
- Live Music & Dancing: Grupo Kache at Bar Boheme | No Cover − Kick up your heals to the lively live Latin music of Grupo Kache in the heart of Montrose. 7pm to 11pm.
- Friday Karaoke Party at Wakefield Crowbar | No Cover − Belt out your favorite tunes, and fuel your courage with the help of drink and shot specials at the Garden Oaks drinkery. 7:30pm to 1am.
- DaCamera presents Etienne Charles’ Creole Soul at Wortham Theater Center – Making a Houston debut, jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles and his band, Creole Soul, take the Wortham Center stage to perform their distinctive version of modern jazz. $37.50 and up. 8pm.
- Joshua Radin with Molly Parden at the Heights Theater – The folk singer-songwriter heads to the Heights for an evening of his latest songs from the summer 2021 release, The Ghost and the Wall. $26 to $38. 8pm.
- One Fry Short with Los Vertigos at Leon’s Lounge | No Cover − Kick back with a night of alternative and classic rock tunes at the oldest bar in Houston, Leon’s Lounge in Midtown. 8pm to 11pm.
- lassic Numbers at Numbers Nightclub − The longest running dance night—including a weekly livestream from still-goingDJ Wes Wallace during the 2020 lockdown—continues to delight adults with an in-person throwback club dance highlighting alt’ songs from ’80s and early ’90s. Cover at the door. 9pm to 2:15pm.
- 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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