Saturday, April 30, 2022
- Walk to End Epilepsy at Houston Zoo | FREE – After a two-year hiatus, join the Epilepsy Foundation for their family friendly walk around the Houston Zoo. $25 suggested donation. 7am to 9:30am.
- Yoga at Rienzi – Bring a yoga mat and start your weekend with a morning of yoga in the beautiful gardens at MFAH’s European decorative arts museum, the Rienzi. $20. 9am to 9:45am.
- World Tai Chi Day 2022 at Market Street | FREE – This ancient form of martial arts arrives in the Woodlands with mini-lessons, demonstrations, and more. 9am to 2pm.
- 100th Birthday Bash at Houston Zoo – Celebrate the Zoo’s centennial birthday with guest speakers, family-friendly entertainment, zookeeper chats, and more in an all-day birthday bash. $24.95 and up. 9am to 5pm.
- Children’s Business Fair at Memorial City Mall | FREE – Tomorrow’s future business owners showcase their brands at this one-day marketplace run by kids. 10am to 2pm.
- Puppies for Breakfast at Market Square Park | FREE – Bring your four-legged family members to the 11th annual festival with over 40 dog-centric vendors, pop-ups, food trucks, dog play areas, and entertainment. 10am to 3pm.
- Mad About You! Storytime at Children’s Museum Houston – Rhymes, riddles, and crazy hats are just a bit of the fun kids will have at this interactive storytime and meet and greet. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 4pm.
- Conroe Kidzfest at Heritage Place | No Cover – Kids are encouraged to play, create, explore and learn in Downtown Conroe with activities including train rides, games, face painting, live entertainment, and more. 10am to 5pm.
- The Grand Kids Fest at Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston | FREE – Take the kids to Galveston and enjoy live entertainment across two outdoor stages and the Grand’s historic indoor stage, more than 40 activity booths, inflatables, pony rides, and more during this 26th annual anniversary event. 10am to 5pm.
- Boys & Girls Country Spring Festival in Hockley – Enjoy a classic carnival with midway games, armadillo races, food, inflatables, and entertainment while supporting the mission of Boys & Girls Country. $20 for ages 5 and up; $5 for ages 4 and under. 11am to 4pm.
- Neighborhood Community Day at Menil Collection | Saturday, April 30 | FREE – The Menil Collection hosts a free outdoor afternoon of art, music, poetry, and family activities to celebrate the museum’s vibrant neighborhood. Noon to 5pm.
- Houston Dynamo FC vs. Austin FC at PNC Stadium – The second-year MLS squad from Central Texas makes another stop through Houston to face the Dynamo. $24 and up. 12:30pm.
- 504 Day: New Orleans in Houston at Bayou City Event Center – Get a taste of the Big Easy with 504 Day festivities that celebrate all things New Orleans, featuring food vendors, shopping opportunities, and live music. $35. 1pm to 9pm.
- Sonoma County Wine Fest at Kemah Boardwalk – Sample up to 72 wines from 24 Sonoma County wineries at a special ticketed event, with live music by the Tracey Perez Band. $54.95 in advance; $59.95 at the door. 2pm to 5pm.
- Vivian Hordes’ Spring Print Celebration Opening at Winter Street Studios | No Cover – The nationally recognized, award-winning fine art printmaker opens her studio to display her latest framed prints and visit with the public. Special discounted pricing will be available during the event for collectors, gift buyers, interior professionals, and anyone interested in Hordes’ unique fine art prints. 2pm to 7pm.
- Black Queer AF Music Festival at Stampede Houston – Celebrate Houston’s Black LGBTQ+ community with local and national celebrity hosts, games, live music, and entertainment. $25 and up. 3pm to 7pm.
- Musiqa’s 20th Anniversary Double Feature at MATCH – Featuring two concerts in one day, this rare doubleheader marks the 20th anniversary of the Houston-based music collective that began its career at the Rothko Chapel. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35. 4:30pm.
- Deftones in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The alt metal band out of Sacramento arrives at White Oak’s Lawn for a highly-anticipated show in support of their last release, Ohms. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
- Pride LGBT+ Celebration 2022 Kickoff Party at JR’s Bar & Grill | No Cover – Join the party as the newly expanded and re-branded Pride Houston 365 debuts details about this June’s big annual Pride event—including celebrity performers, the winners of the grand marshall spots, and more festival details—while learning about the organization’s new operating model and mingling over drinks in the heart of Houston’s gayborhood. 7pm to 10pm.
- Stogies & Bowties’ Prom Night at Henke & Pillot – Relive those high school years or get a prom night re-do during a night of fun, including photo booths, food, drinks, live music and a prom picture package. $75 and up. 7pm to midnight.
- Cattle Baron’s Ball at Minute Maid Park – Tip your cowboy hat with a night of fun featuring live music, auctions, and the chance to win a brand new car all benefiting the American Cancer Society. $850 and up. 7pm to midnight.
- Houston Grand Opera presents Turandot at Wortham Center – Puccini’s masterpiece is the story of a princess who has no desire to marry, and thwarts the efforts of her suitors by challenging them to answer complex riddles or be beheaded. But what happens when she finds someone who can finally answer? $25 and up. 7:30pm.
- Houston Contemporary Dance Company’s Interplay/Overplay at Hobby Center – Featuring world premieres from Ja’ Malik and Robbie Moore, the third season of exciting contemporary dance continues in Houston’s Theater District. $25. 7:30pm.
- AJR, with Gayle in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Listen to the indie pop instrumentalist music of brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan as they perform material from their latest album, OK Orchestra. $29.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Tori Amos in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Passing through Sugar Land on the Texas leg of her 2022 tour, the multiple Grammy-nominated artist plays material from her 16th album, Oceans to Oceans. $49.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Snoh Aalegra in Concert at Bayou Music Center – The Swedish singer-songwriter stops by Downtown to perform songs from her latest album, Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies. $59 and up. 8pm.
- Brian Jonestown Massacre in Concert at the Heights Theater – The San Francisco-based band led by original member and songwriter Anton Newcome takes the stage in the Heights. $26 and up. 8pm.
- Saturday Night Show Girls: Pop Divas at Bar Boheme | No Cover – Costumes are encouraged at this ’90s-inspired dance party and drag show highlighting the queens of pop: Brittany, Madonna, Mariah and more. Reservations required. 8pm.
- Heart by Heart in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Catch a powerful, dynamic show that includes all the fan favorite Heart hits and deep album cuts that classic rock fans will love. 8:15pm.
Sunday, May 1, 2022
- Sunday Funday in Shady Acres – Take a gander at our picks for some of the best ways to spend your Sunday in the Heights neighborhood’s enclave full of rich experiences from games and drinks to breweries, historic restaurants, and more.
- Bike Houston presents First Sunday Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Experience Houston’s sights and sounds on two wheels at this monthly bike riding event, which meets in Market Square Park. 8am.
- Water & Fire: Agua & Fuego at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – This art class will inspire young artists to make art using charcoal from the Houston Arboretum’s recently prescribed burn, and watercolors while listening to the music of the Houston Grand Opera. $8. 10:30am to 12:30pm.
- The Fashion Farmers Market at Lower Heights District – Shop the day away with a cocktail in hand at this indoor market featuring an ear piercing station, stem bar, a build-your-own-hat bar, and local artisans selling everything from jewelry to housewares. $5 and up. 11am to 5pm.
- Blues, Brews, and Barbecue at Wicklow Heights – Enjoy all-you-can-eat barbecue, multiple bands live on stage, games, and entertainment, all to benefit Houston Area Parkinson Society. $75. Noon to 4pm.
- Apollo Chamber Players presents American Legends at Hobby Center – In American Legends, Apollo Chamber Players closes its season with the live world premiere of In the Shadow of the Mountain by Jennifer Higdon, the world’s most performed female living composer. $55 and up. 2pm.
- Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Stafford Centre – Joined on stage by Elsik High School Varsity Choir, and Festival Choir of Christ Church in Sugar Land, the Fort Bend Symphony and Chorus presents one of Beethoven’s most well-known works. $25 and up. 2pm.
- The Ponce Project presents Mexican Chamber at MATCH – Listen to composers from Latin America as the Axiom Quartet joins forces with pianist John Noel for the closing concert of the Ponce Project Third Season: Beyond Europe. $25. 2pm.
- The Fab Five in Concert at Houston Botanic Garden – Award-winning cover band Fab Five plays the music of the ’60s with a theatrical stage performance at the scenic grounds of Houston Botanic Garden. $15. 3pm.
- Piano in the Park at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park | FREE – Houstonian and Broadway actor Ben Chavez entertains the crowd and takes requests at this open-air musical event. 4pm to 6pm.
- Don Julio Classic at Houston Polo Club – Enjoy a world-class polo match complete with live music, a player parade, expert announcing, a Champagne divot stomp at halftime, a special trophy presentation, and door prizes from Don Julio. $32.50; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes range from $89 to $895. 5pm.
- The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra presents Out of This World at The Woodlands Methodist Church – Prepare to leave Earth at this concert featuring iconic sci-fi and outer space movie soundtracks playing alongside a show of NASA and Hubble Telescope images. $10 and up. 6pm.
- 8th Wonder Comedy Hour at the Secret Group – Bust a gut to a power hour of the city’s best comedians, hosted by MyKal Dédé and featuring dark and edgy material from Houston’s own Alan Adams, Dusti Rhodes, De De T, Michael Vargas, Will Loden and Ben Daniel. $8, includes an 8th Wonder beer; $10 includes a souvenir take-home glass. 6pm to 8pm; comedy starts at 6:30pm.
- James Arthur, with Nina Nesbitt in Concert at House of Blues – English singer-songwriter James Arthur brings his It’ll All Make Sense tour to Downtown Houston, with Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt opening. $29.50 and up. 7pm.
- Mozart Camerata at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn – The iconic Woodlands music venue hosts a classical evening with Mozart’s String Quartet and Clarinet Quintet. $10 and up. 7pm.
- Trout Fishing in America in Concert at Main Street Crossing – Award-winning group Trout Fishing in America takes the stage performing material from their prolific musical career spanning multiple decades and across 26 albums. $15 and up. 7pm.
- Built to Spill in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Idaho-based indie rock band Built to Spill takes the stage at White Oak Music Hall to perform songs from their decades-spanning career. $25. 7pm.
- Henry Rollins at the Heights Theater – Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recounts the main events of his life during the past two years at his spoken word world tour. $34 and up. 8pm.
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