Updated Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5:55pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 20, 2022 through Sunday, January 23, 2022.
Perhaps strangely, life continues to be very touring concert and comedy focused in late January. Although many events have been canceled or postponed, there are still plenty of options and things to do—indoors and out.
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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
- Galveston Restaurant Week | Daily – Take advantage of breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials at 40+ island restaurants and dining destinations, with special fixe prize (fixed price) multi-course meals. Continues through Sunday, February 13.
- Cirque Italia: Water Circus at Katy Mills Mall | Daily – Families and kids of all ages will marvel at acrobatic performances under the big top and over stage filled with 35,000 gallons of water when the traveling Cirque Italia returns to greater Houston. Times and prices vary.
- Elton John in Concert at Toyota Center | Friday & Saturday – Picking up his farewell tour where he left off last summer, the legendary piano man plays back-to-back sets featuring all of the sing-along hits fans have come to know and love. $69.50 to $249.50, but you may find cheaper, better or hard-to-get seats on the online resale market. 8pm both nights.
- Musiqa & NobleMotion Dance present LiveWire at MATCH | Friday & Saturday – In an innovative collaboration between scientists, musicians and dancers, Musiqa will perform a new string quartet while NobleMotion’s dancers—wearing EEG brain caps to track their brain activity—will perform new works, offering new insights into performers’ minds. Pay what you can. 7:30pm both nights.
- Comedian Matteo Lane at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Oil painter, opera singer, and stand-up comedian brings his unique, lively anecdotes and observations of the world around him to H-Town. Starts at $40 for a table of 2. Times vary.
- Houston Symphony presents Eschenbach Conducts Beethoven & Brahms 1 at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the symphony’s beloved former music director, and phenomenal young pianist Jan Lisiecki, lead the program pairing Brahms’s monumental Symphony No. 1 with Beethoven’s powerful Piano Concerto No. 4
- The Oak Ridge Boys at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston | Saturday & Sunday – With a career that stretches back to the 1940s, the country gospel vocal quartet arrives in Galveston for back-to-back nights of their decades-spanning song catalog. $37 and up, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on the online resale marketplace. Showtimes 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.
New & Ongoing Theater Performances
- Dance Nation at the Rec Room | Thursday to Saturday | Opening Weekend − An army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world with their new routine debuting at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. Showtimes vary. Starts at $40; with discounts for students and ages 65+. 7:30pm nightly.
- Classical Theatre Company presents R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) at the DeLuxe Theater | Daily | Opening Weekend − Just in time for the play’s 100th anniversary, CTX presents the early 20th century exploration of what happens to humanity when every person offloads their responsibilities to automatons in their service. Showtimes vary.
- 4th Wall Theatre Company presents The Lifespan of a Fact at Studio 101 | Daily | Ongoing − 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.
Limited Time Museum Exhibitions, Art Installations & Pop-Up Markets
- 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.
- January Temporary 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.
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 20, 2022
- The Health Museum presents Parents, Let’s Talk Mental Health! with Menninger on Zoom | FREE | Virtual – The bi-monthly health series stresses how to improve kids’ sleep, and help fend off health complications like diabetes, obesity, a propensity for injuries and poor mental health. Noon.
- The Shape of Houston with the Houstorian James Glassman at Discovery Green | FREE – Hear from The Houstorian—architect, visual artist, and author of The Houstorian Dictionary: An Insider’s Index to Houston and The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History discusses the symbols, colors and shapes that make Houston unique. 6:30pm.
- Mount Peak Wine Dinner at Artisans Restaurant – Artisans Executive Chef Russell Kirkham and Mount Peak Estate Ambassador Tobi West are teaming up for an evening of beautifully curated wines and food pairings. $129 per person. Seatings start at 6:45pm.
- Beetle Thursday at The Continental Club – Get back and bask in the sounds of the lads from Liverpool when Houston’s Beatles cover band takes over the MidMain venue. $10. 7pm to 10pm.
- Bryce Vine at Warehouse Live – The EaDo venue hosts the rapper known for his platinum-selling singles “Drew Barrymore” and “La La Land” from his debut studio album, Carnival. $30; $35 at the door. 8pm.
- Rebirth Brass Band with Tomar & the FCs at Warehouse Live – The boys from New Orleans bring their big, larger-than-life NOLA sound and spirit to H-Town, with Tomar and the FCs opening. $20 in advance; $22 day of show. 8pm.
- Comedian Brent Pella at Houston Improv – Pella, best known for his celebrity impressions, political satire, and topical sketch comedy videos, brings his comedy to Houston for one show only. 8pm.
- Tombz at Stereo Live Houston | FREE with RSVP – Dance into the wee hours of the night when the EDM and bass music DJ descends on the West Houston club. Free with RSVP; $5 for express entry. 10pm to 2am.
- 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 21, 2022
- A Barrel Aged Evening at Saint Arnold Brewing Company – Indulge at a buffet dinner that’s elevated by samplings of nine barrel-aged beers straight from the barrels, seasonal pours, a yet-to-be-released bottle, and more. $75. 7pm.
- Comedian Fortune Feimster: 2 Sweet 2 Salty Tour at Cullen Performance Hall – Known for her quick wit and starring in The Mindy Project, Fortune Feimster lands back in Houston at the main UH campus on her 2 Sweet 2 Salty Tour. $26.50 to $56.50. 7pm.
- LetsDoThisHouston’s Rap Liffe Night Light Bike Ride – Cruise through the heart of HTX with a rap soundtrack on an LED group bike tour originating in Third Ward. 7:30pm.
- Aperio presents Southern Exposure at MATCH – Aperio: Music of the Americas’ live concert showcases a wide range of musical styles signifying and redefining contemporary Latin American music, particularly pulling from South American traditions. $35, with some discounts available. 7:30pm.
- Arc Angels in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The blues rock supergroup, which features members of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble, reunites for the first time in over a decade to perform some of the band’s popular grooves and Southern rock hits. $45 and up, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-find tickets on the online resale market. 8pm.
- Comedian George Lopez at Smart Financial Centre – The legendary comedian, actor, and host of the OMG Hi! podcast, George Lopez brings his biting wit and uproarious takes on life and culture in America to Sugar Land. $39.50 to $99.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the online resale market. 8pm.
- The Garden in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The experimental rock duo of Wyatt and Fletcher Shears take the downstairs stage for a night of songs from their 2020 album, Kiss My Super Bowl Ring, and earlier works. First run tickets are sold out, but you may find hard-to-get tickets on the online resale market. 8pm.
- Comedian Gus Johnson at Hobby Center – With an online following that numbers in the millions, Gus Johnson has created a comedy career from hilarious character skits, music videos, and the Gus & Eddy Podcast with his longtime friend. $50.35 to $73.60, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the online resale marketplace. 8pm.
- Comedian Nick Kroll at House of Blues – The comedian and actor, who can most recently be seen in the animated feature-length musical, Sing 2, and on his Netflix series, Big Mouth, Nick Kroll comes to Downtown Houston while on the Middle Aged Boy Tour. $48. 8pm.
- The Spazmatics in Concert at Scout Bar – Texas’ most beloved ‘80s and early ‘90s character cover band returns to the Clear Lake area. $15. 10pm to 1am.
- 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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