The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: January 28 to 30, 2022

White Oak Music Hall hosts a benefit show for local musicians this week | Courtesy of White Oak Music Hall

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with the 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, from Friday, January 28 to Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Every weekend, Houston has plenty of happenings to be found around town—but which ones are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of outings?

We’ve whittled down our extensive Weekend Guide to offer you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.

Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all of our weekend picks with the 365 Houston Weekend Guide, or comb through our Calendar for even more events, activities, and things to do this weekend.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: January 28 to 30, 2022

  • 5th Annual Houston Boat Show & Houston Auto Show at NRG Center | Daily – Two big annual H-Town events return to NRG in the same weekend, with five days of the latest and best vehicles available on land and sea. $15; free for ages 6 and under. Times vary.
  • Comedian Tom Segura at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, January 28 – Most recently found in his fourth Netflix stand-up special, Ball Hog, Tom Segura brings his captivating brand of hilarious storytelling to the Sugar Land stage while on his I’m Coming Everywhere World Tour. $35 to $79. 7pm.
  • White Oak Benefit Show Series at White Oak Music Hall | Friday, January 28 – Benefiting mental health services for the Houston music and arts scene, this special show will have local bands performing covers of songs from artists like Black Sabbath, Portishead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen and more. $10. 8pm.
  • Arbor Day Celebration at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Saturday, January 29 | FREE − Families and all ages can celebrate trees with nature hikes on the center’s trails and learn about the science behind how they grow and contribute to the world. 10am to 2pm.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys Launch Party at Constellation Field | Saturday, January 29 – Celebrate the start of a new era for Sugar Land’s Triple-A baseball squad with a rebranding reveal open to fans, complete with food and drink, live music, stadium tours, fireworks, and more. $1 per person; stadium tours are $5. 4pm to 7pm.
Ronny Chieng in “Asian Comedian Destroys America!” on Netflix | Photo: Marcus Russell Price/Netflix
Baan Thai brings grilled squid, fried chicken wings, fish cakes and more to 8th Wonder’s Lunar New Year Food Festival | Courtesy of Otaku Food Festival
  • 2022 Autograph Show of Texas at Pasadena Fairgrounds & Convention Center | Saturday, January 29 & Sunday, January 30 – Bring some of your favorite memorabilia for autographs and snap a photo with superstars of the sports world including Pete Rose, Allen Iverson, Emmitt Smith, Ric Flair, the Undertaker, Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and many more. $10; free for ages under 12. Autographs and photos are a separate charge and vary in price. Saturday 9am to 6pm; Sunday 9am to 5pm.
  • Galveston Museum Day 2022 in Downtown Galveston | Saturday, January 29 & Sunday, January 30  – Explore the history and legacy of Galveston Island and beyond when 12 historic museums and locations open their doors with free or buy-one-get-one free admission and special offers. Hours and locations vary.
  • Lunar New Year Food Festival at 8th Wonder Brewery | Saturday, January 29 & Sunday, January 30 | No Cover – Savor the flavors of global cuisines from Laos, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and much more from over 30 food vendors that will highlight the Lunar New Year celebration from the Otaku Food Festival. Plus, enjoy brews from 8th Wonder, live music and more. Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 8pm.
  • Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll II at the Grand 1894 Opera House | Sunday, January 30 − The historic theater in downtown Galveston welcomes a live retrospective of music from the ‘40s to through the ‘80s, featuring the hits of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, and more. $22 to $85, but Galveston Museum Day-goers can save 25%. 3pm.
  • The Garden Theatre presents Not a Day Goes By: A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim at MATCH | Sunday, January 30 – Following Sondheim’s death last November, Houston’s newest theater company—which just staged Sondheim’s Into the Woods last fall as its first production—reunites the cast with some talented friends in a tribute to the modern musical theater legend. $20; $15 for students with ID and ages 65+. 7:30pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.