Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:38pm.
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1, 2022.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- Houston Ballet presents Academy Spring Showcase at Wortham Theater Center | Friday & Saturday – Get a first look at the young stars of the Houston Ballet Academy in their annual showcase performance. $35 and up. Friday 7pm; Saturday 2pm.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents Ed Hill at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – Known for his recent Amazon Prime comedy special Candy and Smiley, Ed Hill brings the laughs to the upstairs stage in Montrose. $15 and up. Showtimes vary.
- The Conjurer: An Intimate Magical Experience with Master Magician Curt Miller in Uptown | Friday & Saturday – Enjoy a highly interactive show that will bring close-up magic, comedy, and plenty of audience participation in a vintage theater atmosphere at the Galleria-area JW Marriott. $85 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Magic, Music & Mayhem at Four Seasons Houston | Friday & Saturday – Delight in the wizardry of World Magic Seminar winner Ben Jackson as he features sleight of hand, feats of the mind, and piano performances in his intimate one-man show. $55 and up. 9pm both nights.
- HTX Whiskey Weekend at City Place | Friday to Sunday – Neat or on the rocks? Either way, this first ever event brings together some of the best talents in the Texas whiskey and culinary scene with special events throughout the weekend, including tastings, food pairings, live music, and more in Spring. Times vary.
- Houston Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa | Friday to Sunday | No Cover – Enjoy a cultural celebration of Polish food, music, dance, and more at the 16th annual festival in Northwest Houston. Times vary.
- Houston Symphony presents Mahler’s Resurrection at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – In his final performances as music director for the Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Mahler’s Resurrection at Jones Hall. $29 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Comedian Benji Brown at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – A frequent guest to the Rickey Smiley Morning Show and one of the hilarious comics to join Martin Lawrence’s Lit AF Tour, Benji Brown stops by West Houston’s Improv for three nights of his side-splitting sets. Tickets are sold by the table; $40 for 2 and up. Times vary.
- Houston Wing Warbird Weekend at CAF Houston Wing Museum & Hangar | Saturday & Sunday – Get up close with over 25 warplanes from the WWII era and enjoy living history, music, food, and entertainment. $20. 10am to 4pm.
- Keels & Wheels at Lakewood Yacht Club | Saturday & Sunday – Seabrook’s yacht club hosts one of the largest gatherings of classic cars and vintage boats from all over the country at this 25th-anniversary event. $30 in advance; $40 the day of. Times vary.
More Things to Do, Destinations, Limited Exhibits & Markets
- Must Do Things in the Energy Corridor | Daily – Explore this West Houston strip that’s more than just a business district when you dine on brick-oven ‘za, hike around some of the city’s largest parks, strap on roller skates for a ride around the rink, and more.
- Greater Houston’s Best Running & Walking Trails | Daily | FREE – From iconic trails in the inner loop to further flung paths that take you deep into nature, we’ve picked some of the best places to lace ’em up for your next jog.
- 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.
- The Garden Theatre presents School Girls: Or, The African Mean Girls Play at MATCH | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Follow the story of two teen girls as they vie for the title in the Miss Global Universe pageant, while exploring the similarities and differences facing teenage girls across the globe. $30. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Grand Opera presents Romeo and Juliet at Wortham Theater Center | Friday & Sunday | Opening Weekend – Take a fresh look at Shakespeare’s age-old tale of star-crossed lovers in Verona, featuring the Houston Grand Opera debut of soloist Adriana Gonzalez. $20 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.
- Sweeney Todd at Art Factory | Friday to Sunday | Ongoing – Enjoy this rendition of the late, great Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller set in nineteenth-century London. $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Broadway Across America presents Fiddler on the Roof at Hobby Center | Daily | Final Weekend – There’s a reason this show is a Broadway classic. The story of dairyman Tevye, his wife, and five daughters, it features instantly recognizable songs such as “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, and “Tradition.” Helmed by Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher, it’s an uplifting look at life, love and family. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Classical Theatre Company presents The War of the Worlds at the DeLuxe Theater | Daily | Final Weekend – 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.
- Stop Kiss at Theatre Southwest | Friday & Saturday | Final Weekend – 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.
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 28, 2022
- Houston Texans 2022 Draft Party at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Head to Hermann Park for an official draft day party hosted by the Houston Texans. All afternoon and evening, attendees can enjoy a fan zone, giveaways, food and drink, player appearances, a live video call from Head Coach Lovie Smith, and broadcast coverage at 7pm when the draft gets rolling. 3pm to 9:30pm.
- WindSynch’s All Worlds, All Times Album Release Party at Local Group Brewing | No Cover – Celebrate the latest album by WindSync, a group of five wind musicians who have come together as performers, educators, and community builders. 5pm to 8pm.
- Chef Supreme Tasting Party at Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen – Chef Benjy Levit and Ziggy Gruber honor the late Marty Ginsburg, husband to celebrated Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by bringing his recipes to life in Uptown. $180. 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Space City Grand Slam Poetry Competition at MFAH| FREE – Listen to Houston’s youth poets as they present original work in front of a panel of judges for a chance to move on to represent Houston at the Brave New Voices international teen poetry slam. 6pm to 8pm.
- CuratedxPicos at Arnaldo Richards’ Picos – The Upper Kirby restaurant that celebrates Mexico’s seven distinct regions hosts a monthly dinner series, dubbed CURATEDxPICOS, that will showcase the richness of Mexican culture by highlighting one seasonal ingredient each month. $110. 6pm to 8:30pm.
- Millennials After Dark at Clé Houston – MAD is celebrating the first anniversary of their networking events with an indoor and poolside party featuring happy hour specials, photo opportunities, music from DJ Houston Millennial, and more. Free until 7:15pm; $20 and up after. 6pm to 9pm.
- Bingo at No Label Brewing Company | No Cover – Bingo, 30 taps of local craft brew, and grub from the Backyard Grill on Wheels food truck are the makings of a fun evening in Katy. 6:30pm to 9pm.
- Ingenious Lotería at Ingenious Brewing Company | No Cover – It’s the return of Lotería, or “Mexican bingo,” where guests can play for a chance to win prizes while enjoying Thursday Ladies’ Night drink specials. 7pm.
- Darden Smith in Concert at Redbud Gallery | FREE – In conjunction with his Western Skies exhibition at the Heights gallery, Smith will perform music and recite poetry about his experiences in West Texas. 7pm to 9pm.
- AJ McQueen & American Psychos in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – Named one of Houston’s Nine Rappers to Follow by Houston Press, McQueen comes to Discovery Green to perform songs from his mixtape Goat-ish, joined by punk band, American Psychos. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- Couples Therapy with Alan Adams at Houston Improv – Hosted by club fav Alan Adams, this relationship-fueled comedy show will find the comedian delivering his views on relationships with quick-fire wit, stone-faced delivery, and sarcastically venomous punch-lines. Tables start at $20 for 2 people. 7:30pm.
- The Progressive Forum presents David Eagleman at Congregation Emanu El – Host of the Emmy-nominated PBS and BBC television series, The Brain, David Eagleman discusses his latest book about brain plasticity, Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain. $150. 7:30pm.
- David Sedaris at Wortham Theater Center – Performing Arts Houston welcomes one of America’s esteemed humor writers, a master of satire and deeply observant author, David Sedaris. $35 and up. 7:30pm.
- Death Cab for Cutie in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The indie rock band enters their 25th year of playing, swinging through Post HTX’s music venue in Downtown to perform songs from their latest album, Thank You for Today, and other fan faves. $30 and up, but you may find better or cheaper seats may on the online resale market. 8pm.
- Comedian Kerryn Feehan at the Secret Group – Known for her stints on Comedy Central, TLC, and TruTV, the comedian, actress, and writer Kerryn Feehan takes the stage in Downtown Houston. $20 and up. 8pm.
- Penny & Sparrow in Concert at the Heights Theater – Full of chamber folk with electronic beats and R&B grooves, the Austin duo brings their latest material from the 2021 album, Olly Olly. $22 and up. 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, April 29, 2022
- Grand Opening of Main Event Tomball | No Cover – The newest outpost of the family fun center opens in Tomball and the first 200 visitors through the door will receive free laser tag for the year. Plus, everyone can enjoy a game of bowling, arcade games, virtual reality experiences, billiards and more. No admission fee, though attractions are individually priced. $19.99 for all-you-can-play passes. Ribbon cutting at 10am, doors at noon.
- Meditation Mini-Retreat at the Jung Center – Gain a deeper understanding of enriching mind-body practices through Tibetan meditation in the Museum District. $30. 1pm to 4pm.
- Couples Cook: Spring on the Indoor Grill at Central Market Cooking School – Grab a date or a friend and learn how to improve your indoor grilling skills while creating a delicious meal using seasonal ingredients. $70. 6:30pm to 9pm.
- Justin Bieber in Concert at Toyota Center – Pop sensation Justin Bieber is joined by Jaden while touring his sixth studio album, Justice, which brings him through Downtown for a hotly anticipated concert. $59.50 and up, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market. 7:30pm.
- Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland at Smart Financial Centre – Performing 13 new songs from their first studio album since 2018, the Irish group takes the stage in Sugar Land. $53 and up. 7:30pm.
- Lyrics & Lawn Games at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Sugar Land’s bustling Town Square hosts live 80’s music and a backyard bash complete with lawn games and more. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Robert Finley in Concert at the Heights Theater – Listen to the sounds of blues, soul, gospel, and rock-infused music as Robert Finley tells the story of his life through song when he performs music from his upcoming album, Sharecropper’s Son. $22 and up. 7:45pm.
- Snow tha Product in Concert at House of Blues – After notching her first Latin Grammy nomination last year, the Mexican American rapper hits House of Blues on the Dale Gas Tour ahead of her forthcoming studio album, Valemadre. $25. 8pm.
- Role Model in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Tucker Pillsbury, known as Role Model, performs material from his 2022 debut studio album, Rx. $22 and up. 8pm.
- Abby V in Concert at Stafford Centre – The Indo-American Association presents the sounds of the popular multilingual artist who combines North Indian and Carnatic music. $29 and up. 8pm.
- Disney’s Encanto Movie Screening at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Miller Outdoor Theater presents a live screening of Disney’s hit 2021 film, Encanto (PG), featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, including the national earworm, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” 8:15pm.
- Pink Floyd Tribute: Pigs On The Wall at Last Concert Café – Houston’s own Pink Floyd tribute band recreates the sounds and stage presence of the iconic classic rock band at this historic Downtown Houston venue. $18 in advance; $25 at the door. 9pm.
- 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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