Updated: St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 3:31pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17, 2022 through Sunday, March 20, 2022.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Park | Daily | Final Weekend – The return of the Rodeo’s final weekend is already here, with just a few more days of full houses showing up for bucking broncos, calf scrambles, mutton bustin’, and—oh, yeah—the crowd-pleasing headliners. The closing weekend’s star performers are Chris Stapleton, Marshmello, Brad Paisley, and George Strait with Ashley McBryde. Dates, prices and times vary, and all Rodeo tickets include access to the fairgrounds, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on the online resale market.
- Broadway Across America presents Hamilton at Hobby Center | Daily | Final Weekend – Catch one of the final performances of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega-hit. With a score that blends rap, hip-hop, soul and musical theatre standards, this story of Alexander Hamilton is one of an immigrant’s struggle to make it in a new land. A show with energy, power and a multiracial cast, it’s an experience not to be missed. $69 and up, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats on the online resale market. Showtimes vary.
- Spring Break at Lone Star Flight Museum | Daily – Bask in special daily programming, special features, and more fun for kiddos at the LSFM, with special programming each day. Included with admission. Times vary.g B
- Spring Break at Bayou Bend | Thursday & Friday – Explore a petting zoo, puppet shows, a harp performance, and more chances to explore wildlife during special pop-up installations at the River Oaks adjacent landmark. Included with admission. 10am to 4pm both days.
- Spring Break Art-Making at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Thursday & Friday | FREE – Swing through the Cullen Sculpture Garden, next to the Kinder Building and take part in hands-on activities. Kids can make their own art. 11am to 2pm both days.
- Comedian David A. Arnold at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – For three nights at the Improv, comedian David A. Arnold brings more than 20 years of stand-up experience to create a night of high hilarity. Starts at $40 for 2. Times vary.
- Ishida Dance Company presents You Could Release Me at MATCH | Friday to Sunday – Catch a world premiere by Paris-based choreographer Emilie Leriche at a special modern dance presentation in Midtown. $60+. Showtimes vary.
- Harbor Lantern Festival at Popfancy Dessert Bar | Friday to Sunday – The Bellaire sweets destination offers up an experience infused with a themed menu, live music, cosplay contest, games, photo-ops, and more. $2 reservations required. 1pm to 10pm daily.
- Special Rodeo Package at Blossom Hotel Houston | Daily | Final Weekend – Houston’s newest luxury hotel, conveniently located in the Medical Center, is offering up a special option for folks who Rodeo in style. Book your stay and secure free parking, two welcome cocktails, and access to all of the brand new hotel’s amenities for $249 though the entire run of the Rodeo.
St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, & More Destinations
- St. Patrick’s Day Parties & Celebrations Around Houston | Thursday to Saturday – In-person St. Paddy’s Day parties are back for 2022, including a surprise return of Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival on the streets around the former bar in EaDo next to PNQ Stadium and beyond. Dates, times, and locations vary.
- Spring Break Events & Activities for Kids & Families Around Houston | Daily | Some FREE – Keep your favorite kiddos busy and entertained—and maybe get them to learn a thing or two—at Spring Break events around H-Town, including Lone Star Flight Museum, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and the free art-making options at MFAH’s Cullen Sculpture Garden. Dates and times vary.
- Holi Festivals & Events Around Greater Houston | Saturday & Sunday – The ancient Hindu Festival of Colors has unsurprisingly become a mid to late March tradition around H-Town. This weekend features three emerging events—the Holi Mela at Telugu Bhavanam, Texas Holi Fest at Railway Heights Market, and Houston Holifest at India House—all leading up to next weekend’s big grandaddy shindig, the Houston Holi Fest at VPSS Temple. Dates, times, and locations vary.
- Main Street Theater for Youth presents Dragons Love Tacos | Daily – Kids will delight as dragons discover their spiciness levels when they discover tacos and salsa at this live theatrical performance. $14 to $24. Showtimes vary.
- Larry Garmezy’s Stuck at Archway Gallery | Daily – Check out Garmezy’s clever, swimming pool-submerged and Downtown reflective photos on display at the Montrose Gallery. Times vary.
- Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Greater Houston | Daily | Most 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.
- Limited Time 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.
Ongoing Theater Shows & Arts Performances
Many plays, musicals, and other stage shows span multiple weeks. Scroll down to find new shows opening this week, then ongoing performances, followed by shows that are wrapping up this weekend.
- Sense & Sensibility at Alley Theatre | Daily | Ongoing Show – A fresh look at Jane Austen’s deep and humorous classic—with surprising modern relevance—follows the story of sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood, left socially vulnerable in the wake of their father’s death. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Ballet presents Sylvia at Wortham Center | Friday to Sunday | Final Weekend – Choreographer Stanton Welch’s classic performance, about the strong mythological huntress Sylvia and her love for a mortal shepherd, returns to the Theater District. Showtimes vary.
Tickets to Houston Pro Sports Games
- Houston Rockets at Toyota Center | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Rockets games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
- Houston Dynamo at PNC Stadium | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Dynamo games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17, 2022
- St. Patrick’s Day Walk & Meditation at Memorial Park | FREE – Join a group of women in commercial real estate for a Paddy’s Day walk and reflection in Memorial Park. 7:30am.
- St. Patrick’s Day Parties Around Central Houston | Several No Cover – Find in-person St. Paddy’s Day parties (new for 2022), around Houston. Dates, times, and locations vary.
- St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Lucky’s Pub – Although the long-time EaDo venue remains shuttered, the streets around it open again for the return of Houston’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party, featuring Irish breakfasts, 2 stages of live music, bagpipers, food trucks and plenty of green beer across 3 city blocks. $10 and up. 6am (yep, in the morning) to 2am.
- Disney’s Encanto Movie Screening & Meet-and-Greet at Memorial City | FREE – We don’t talk about earworms, no, no, no. Stop by the Square at Memorial City to meet Mirabel Madrigal from the mega hit Encanto, then stick around to see the beloved animated film. 11am to 1pm.
- San Patricio Marg’ at Original Ninfa’s – Celebrate St. Patty’s with a Mexican twist when the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation and in Uptown servs up a special San Patricio Margarita, featuring tequila, Midori, Ancho Reyes Verde, lime juice, and hoja santa syrup for $12. 11am to 10pm.
- Paddy Day Party at Pimlico – The Irish pub on Waugh kicks off St. Patrick’s Day with live music, barbecue, a green bling market, free swag, green beer and more. $5. 2pm to 2am.
- St. Patrick’s Day at Saint Arnold’s Brewery | No Cover – Houston’s oldest brewery throws it back with live music from the Tomfooligans, Irish foods, beer, commemorative mugs and the ever-popular Donegal Beard Growing Competition. 4pm to 10pm.
- St. Patrick’s Day Flights at Reserve 101 | No Cover – The Downtown bar cracks open Teeling Irish Whiskey for a special flight of the month featuring Small Batch, Single Grain, Single Pot Still and Single Malt samples, available for the holiday. 4pm to 2am.
- Peppa Pig’s Adventure! at Smart Financial Centre – Peppa Pig and her beloved friends—Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe—take the stage in Sugar Land in a kid-pleasing performance with singing, dancing, games, and prizes. $35 and up. 6pm.
- Footloose Movie Screening at Midtown Park | FREE – Kick it with Jennifer Beals and Kevin Bacon at a free outdoor screening of the 1984 classic. 7pm.
- The Boondock Saints Movie Screening & Pop Soap Release Party at Axelrad | No Cover – Head over to the West Alabama drinkery to enjoy a screening and some suds when Pop Soap releases their new St. Patrick’s Day-themed soap alongside a special movie screening. 7pm.
- Chameleon Street Movie Screening at HMAAC | FREE – Revisit the 1989 story of con man, Douglas Street, who successfully impersonated his way up the socioeconomic ladder. 7pm.
- Writer’s Block Open Mic at Mo’ Better Brews | No Cover – Kick back at a spoken word open mic—featuring poetry, hip-hop, and neo soul—at the Museum District coffee and treats shop. 7pm to 9pm.
- Crush City Comedy Thursday: St. Patrick’s Day Edition at Preston Theater / CSz Arena – A special St. Paddy’s Day edition of the Thursday comedy show features some of Houston’s top improv troupes delivering laugh-a-minute hilarity, plus you can try your luck at giveaway raffles by showing up in green. $7 at the door; $10 in advance to reserve seats. 8pm.
- 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, March 18, 2022
- Giant Master Bubbles at CityPlace | FREE with RSVP – Kids can marvel at bubbles elevated to an art form, and up to 10 feet wide, when the Texas Bubblers set up a Giant Master Bubble Wrangler Station at CityPlace in Spring. RSVP required. 3pm.
- Cannibal Corpse at White Oak Music Hall – One of the world’s biggest death metal bands lands at the downstairs stage of White Oak, performing the group’s 15th album, Violence Unimagined. $28.50 in advance; $33 day of the show. 6pm.
- Official March Madness Watch Party at Avenida Houston | FREE – See the Cougars launch into March Madness at a free viewing party with performances from the UH band, cheerleaders, dance team, and more surprised. 6:50pm to 10:20pm
- RodeoHouston: Marshmello in Concert at NRG Stadium – One of the most successful EDM DJs and producers, Marshmello kicks off the final days of the Rodeo with a set that is sure to get bodies rocking. $20 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Rodeo activities at 6:45pm. Concert at 8:45pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers at Toyota Center – Two young squads clash on the hardcourt when Indiana comes to play Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., and the Rockets in Downtown. $8 and up. 7pm.
- Pixar’s Luca Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE – “Silencio, Bruno!” (Not that one) at a live screening of 2021’s most-streamed movie that tells the tale of two sea monsters/boys who have to keep a secret while they make new friends on Italy’s Ligurian Coast. 7pn.
- Dream Theater with Arch Echo at Bayou Music Center – The prog metal band’s fifteenth studio album, A View from the Top of the World, sends them to the Downtown music venue to perform their three-act epic and other songs. $34 and up. 8pm.
- Orange Show After Dark: Robocop 2 & I Come in Peace Movie Screenings at the Orange Show – The iconic Houston space near Gulfgate hosts a double feature screening of two 1990 films shot in Downtown Houston and filled with spectacular explosions and special effects. Members of the films’ effects crew will also be on hand to share behind-the-scenes tales. $5. 8pm.
- The Price is Right Live! at Smart Financial Centre – “Come on down!” for your own chance to win appliances, vacations, and maybe even a new car, with a real life version of the longtime gameshow mainstays comes to Sugar Land. $39.50 to $49.50. 8pm.
- Praia @ Night with Steve Bug at Bauhaus – The infamous German DJ turns up at the Downtown traphouse for a night of music, dancing, and special guests. $25. 10pm to 2am.
- 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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