Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10am.
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 21 through Sunday, April 24, 2022.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- 55th Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival at Cinemark Memorial City | Daily – Join the third oldest film festival in North America as they screen full length and short feature films and documentaries by directors from around the world. $7.50 and up. Times vary.
- Color: A Garden Club of America Flower Show at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Thursday & Friday | FREE – Enjoy this show featuring floral design, horticulture, botanical arts, and photography by Garden Club of America members. Thursday noon to 4pm; Friday 10am to 4pm.
- Diverse Works presents Womb at MATCH | Thursday & Friday – This intimate dance work exploring the cycles of birth and death is part of the Body as a Crossroads project led by Los Angeles-based dancer Marina Magalhaes. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price is $5. 7pm.
- Comedian Joe Machi at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – The Montrose pub’s upstairs stage hosts three sets across two nights from New York comedian Joe Machi, known for his spots on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and The Tonight Show. $18 and up. Times vary.
- Turrell Skyspace Performance: Karole Armitage Dance at Rice University | Friday & Saturday | FREE – Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Skyspace at Rice University with a special dance choreographed by the Artistic Director of the New York-based Armitage Gone! Dance Company. 9pm.
- Grand Opening & Spring Showcase at Diamonds Direct Baybrook | Friday to Sunday | No Cover – Customers can enjoy special 20 percent off pricing, expanded inventory, and luxury pop-ups. 10am to 7pm.
- Mico’s Hot Chicken Food Truck Tour: Bellaire | Friday to Sunday – Mico’s Hot Chicken Food Truck Tour stops by Bellaire, just west of S. Rice and Bellaire Boulevard intersection. 11:30am to 7:30pm.
- Comedian Carlos Mencia at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Across four nights, the Mind of Mencia comedian takes the stage at West Houston’s Improv to rile up crowds with hilarious new material. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Symphony presents Aretha: Queen of Soul at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw, along with the Houston Symphony, pay respect to the Queen of Soul over a three-night performance weekend. $29 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – George Springer returns to Minute Maid Park along with the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series highlighted by a 1960s-themed Flashback Friday and Orbit’s birthday on Sunday. $28 and up. Times vary.
- FeatherFest & Nature Photo Festival on Galveston Island | Friday to Sunday – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of FeatherFest on Galveston Island, one of the nation’s top locations for birding. This event features field trips, workshops, photography sessions, and events for all ages. Registration is $25; session prices vary. Times vary.
- Houston Texans Kids Triathlon at Typhoon Texas | Saturday & Sunday – Over 2,000 kids will swim, bike, and run in this annual event held on back-to-back days that includes a free ticket to the waterpark with race completion. $90. 7am.
- Astroworld Art Show at IAG Business Technology | Saturday & Sunday – Take a dose of nostalgia at this famil-friendly Astroworld-themed art show and vendor market that also includes live DJs and a mini museum with Astroworld props for countless photo ops. $10 each day. Noon to 6pm.
- League of Legends Mid-Season Showdown at NRG Stadium | Saturday & Sunday – One of the biggest eSports competitions comes to NRG for back-to-back days of Spring Finals action, pitting North American squads against one another in League of Legends play. $120 and up. 2pm.
- Houston Chamber Choir presents All-Night Vigil at Rice University | Saturday & Sunday – The Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Houston Chamber Choir, presents Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil at Rice University. $25 and up. Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3:30pm.
Art Exhibits, Markets & Other Destinations
- Great Masters Exhibition at Post Houston | Ongoing | FREE – View some of the best works of popular Mexican artists while building an understanding of the traditions and history of the artistic process from the artists themselves. 11am to 8pm.
- Houston’s Top Sports Bars & Pubs | Daily – Throw on your fav team’s gear and head out to some of the best places in Houston to join fellow fanatics for all the high-flying triumphs and soul-crushing lows of sports fandom.
- 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.
- Sweeney Todd at The Art Factory | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Enjoy this rendition of Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller set in nineteenth-century London. $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
- You are Cordially Invited to Sit In at Stages | Daily | Ongoing – Set to the iconic songs of the ’60s and ’70s, this jukebox musical is inspired by the true story of Houston’s first sit-in that led to desegregation. $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Classical Theatre Company presents The War of the Worlds at the DeLuxe Theater | Daily | Ongoing – CTC presents its production of The War of the Worlds, a story of invaders from Mars originally published in 1898. Turned into a radio drama, the play stunned and terrified listeners in the 1930s, and across its 120-year life, it’s been immortalized in comic books, movies, and more. $25 and up. Times vary.
- Catastrophic Theatre presents The Book of Grace at MATCH | Daily | Ongoing – Written by Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, this production explores border town life in south Texas, familial strife, and the subsequent release from past trauma. Tickets are pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35, more if you have it and less if you don’t. Showtimes vary.
- Stop Kiss at Theatre Southwest | Friday & Saturday | Ongoing – A play about how lives can suddenly change without warning. After Callie meets Sara, their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives. $18 and up. Times vary.
- Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Alley Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Ongoing – Enjoy this off-the-wall play about the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. $43 and up. Showtimes vary.
Tickets to Houston Pro Sports Games
- Houston Astros Home Games at Minute Maid Park | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Astros games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
- Houston Dynamo Home Games 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.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
- 37th Annual Council on Recovery Spring Luncheon with Danny Trejo at Hilton Americas – Sober for more than 50 years, keynote speaker and famed actor Danny Trejo shares his story of addiction, recovery, and sobriety. $150 and up. Noon to 1:30pm.
- Asia Society of Texas presents At Home in Asiatown Virtual Tour | Virtual – Learn about the food, history, and culture of Houston’s Asiatown from the comfort of your own home. $5. 6pm.
- A Celebration of Reading at Post Oak Hotel – Featuring best-selling authors Alafair Burke, Jenna Bush Hager and more, this annual event helps support the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation and its mission of ensuring high-quality literacy programs for underserved children and adults. $300 and up. 6:30pm.
- CEC Conversation: The Circular Economy at Archway Gallery | FREE – As part of its April group exhibition, For the Love of Earth, Archway Gallery in Montrose is hosting two conversations about the environment with the Citizens Environmental Coalition (CEC). 6:30pm.
- Citizen Cope in Concert at House of Blues – Listen as grassroots singer-songwriter Citizen Cope takes the stage in support of his latest album, Heroin and Helicopters. $29.50 and up. 7pm.
- A Puccini Celebration at the Italian Cultural & Community Center – Learn more about the significant operas of Giacomo Puccini in this four-week course (beginning Thursday, April 21 and held on the following three Thursdays) which begins with an exploration of Puccini’s 1926 opera, Turandot, coinciding with its production by the Houston Grand Opera. $100 and up. 7pm.
- Sara Jarosz in Concert at the Heights Theater – The Texas native and four-time Grammy Award-winner takes the stage with Canadian singer Taylor Ashton. $26 and up. 8pm.
- The Fabulous Thunderbirds in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – Playing the roadhouse Texas blues they are known for and material from their latest album, Strong Like That, the T-Birds hit the stage for their only Houston stop on their 2022 tour. $98 and up. 8:30pm.
- Billy Strings in Concert at 713 Music Hall – Known for his bluegrass music, the Grammy Award-winning artist mixes it up with his latest album Renewal incorporating elements of heavy metal, classic rock, and psychedelic music. $39 and up. 8:30pm.
- 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, April 22, 2022
- Breakfast with an Astronaut at Space Center Houston – Hear first-hand experiences from a NASA astronaut and get a glimpse into the space program while enjoying a tasty breakfast catered by Wolfgang Puck. $79.95 and up. 8:30am to 9:30am.
- Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw at Menil Collection | FREE – On its opening day, view the first major museum exhibition in more than 25 years featuring the artist’s visionary landscape drawings. 11am to 7pm.
- Slow Crush in Concert at the Secret Group – Lead singer Isa Holliday sings over contrasting sounds of noise pop and grungy shoegaze music in support of the band’s sophomore album, Hush. $15. 6pm.
- Party on the Plaza: Claremont Heir in Concert at Avenida Houston | FREE – After a two-year hiatus, Party on the Plaza is back with alt rock band, Claremont Heir. 6pm to 9pm.
- SPA presents Comedian Tig Notaro at Wortham Center – The Grammy-nominated comedian known for her special, Boyish Girl Interrupted, can most recently be seen in a 2021 HBO stand-up special, Drawn, and on tour as she passes through Downtown’s Wortham Center. $45.50 and up. 7pm.
- DaCamera’s 2022 Gala: Music Mixology at Four Seasons Hotel Houston – Enjoy a seated dinner and performances by DaCamera’s nationally recognized Young Artist Program with jazz vocalist Quiana Lynell. $500 and up. 7pm.
- BYOBard at the Rienzi – Celebrate the eve of William Shakespeare’s birthday with gallery talks, performances, games, and more at MFAH’s European Decorative Arts museum, the Rienzi in River Oaks. $25. 7pm to 9pm.
- Marco Antonio Solis in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Los Bukis founder and multiple Latin Grammy-winning musician, Marco Antonio Solís arrives in Sugar Land while on the Qué Ganas de Verte World Tour. $59.50 and up. 8pm.
- Shinyribs in Concert at Last Concert Cafe – The Austin-based genre-crossing group led by Kevin Russell passes through Houston to support their upcoming album, Late Night TV Gold. $25 and up. 8pm.
- Bobby Biggs Beer & Belly Laughs at Eureka Heights | No cover – Houston native Bob Biggerstaff known for his comedic appearances on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and HBO returns to Houston for hometown laughs and brews with his friends. 8pm.
- 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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