Updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 6:11pm.
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 5 through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2022.
May’s first full weekend starts off with a bang, completed with spring festivals across Greater Houston, plus events and offers celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Derby Day, Mother’s Day, and even some (Imperial) remnants from Wednesday’s Star Wars Day celebration. Add that to some big and small names in live music, a bevy of baseball options, and you’ve got yourself options than one can possible engage.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- Live Nation Concert Week | Daily – Score $25 All In Tickets—which includes all ticketing fees—for more than 3,700 upcoming shows around the U.S., including Houston shows like Ben Rector, Coheed & Cambria, Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert, Danzig, Cheer Live, Incubus, Haim, New Kids on the Block, Los Angeles Azules, Steely Dan, Swedish House Mafia, and more. $25. Continues through Tuesday, May 10, while supplies last.
- Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park | Daily – The Houston Astros face off the Detroit Tigers in a four-game series, with giveaway nights featuring a Jose Altuve ’70s rainbow jersey on Friday and an Altuve bobblehead on Saturday. $15 and up. Times vary.
- Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. El Paso Chihuahuas at Constellation Field | Daily – The new-look Space Cowboys—formerly the Sugar Land Skeeters—take the field to wrap up a six-game series of Triple A baseball as they battle the El Paso Chihuahuas. $7 and up. Times vary.
- Mother’s Day Trunk Show & Happy Hour Flower Cart by Chopard at Zadok’s Jewelers | Friday & Saturday | No Cover – Make a beautiful flower bouquet while sipping on margaritas and browsing spring collections from several legendary jewelry lines, including Chopard, Robert Coin, and more. 10am to 6pm.
- League City Music Fest at Walter Hall Park | Friday & Saturday | No Cover – Back after two years, the multi-day music festival and barbecue cook-off will include live performances, a kids zone, vendors, entertainment, and more. 10am to 10pm both days.
- Texas Crab Festival at Crystal Beach Festival Park | Friday to Sunday – Savor crab dishes, live music, and festivities, including carnival rides, art vendors, wiener dog races, and more. $20. Times vary.
- Comedian Juan Villareal at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Known for his stories of family, growing up, getting old and other life experiences, Villarreal has been touring the U.S. for 25 years, and takes to the Improv stage for 5 nights. $30 for 2 people and up. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Symphony presents Fanfare for the Common Man: Copland + World Premiere at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Witness the world premiere of Duo Duel for two percussionists performed by Matthew Strauss and Svet Stoyanov, along with the electrifying Fanfare for the Common Man from Copeland’s Third Symphony. $26 and up. Times vary.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents Gianmarco Soresi at Rudyard’s | Friday to Sunday – Winner of Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics Season 8 and seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and MTV, Gianmarco Soresi brings the laughs during a two night stop at Rudyard’s. $15 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Luxury Mother’s Day Weekend Package at Blossom Hotel Houston | Friday to Sunday – Indulge mom in special weekend getaway at the new boutique hotel by the Museum District, with special goodies including Champagne upon arrival, gourmet chocolates, an indulgent breakfast in bed paired with a refreshing mimosa flight, and a 2pm late checkout time. Prices vary based on room type and size.
- 10th Anniversary May the 4th Art Festival at Missouri City Hall | Saturday & Sunday – War’Hous’ Star Wars-themed May the 4th Art Festival will showcase local artworks by adults and the youth along with an artisan vendors market, live DJ sets, food trucks, and cosplay over 2 weekends at Missouri City Hall. $10. Noon to 6pm both days.
- Mother’s Day Weekend at Bayou Bend | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens celebrates Mother’s Day’s Weekend, giving moms the chance to be surrounded by the beauty of nature while enjoying art, music and more. $12.50; free for moms. 1pm to 5pm both days.
- Galveston’s Historic Homes Tour on Galveston Island | Saturday & Sunday – Experience Galveston’s historical architecture through public tours of privately owned homes. $35 and up. 10am to 6pm both days.
Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Asian Pacific American Heritage & More Options
- Cinco de Mayo Parties & Celebrations Around Houston | Thursday to Saturday – While the date technically recognizes Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France, the holiday in the U.S. has become a celebration of drinks, concerts, fiestas, margaritas and, of course, tacos. You’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate around H-town with events stretching into the weekend.
- Mother’s Day Events, Offers & Brunches Around Houston | Daily – Ensure your position as “favorite child” for at least one more year at one of these Mother’s Day brunch hot spots or fun Houston celebrations all weekend long.
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Asia Society Texas | Daily | Virtual Options – All month long, explore vibrant cultures and form deeper understandings of local communities with a slate of in-person events at Asia Society Texas Center in the Museum District and on-demand online.
- 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.
- A.D. Players presents Apollo 8 at The George Theater | Daily | Opening Weekend – Set in a racially and politically divided 1968, this play blends real events with fictional stories to create a piece that merges the themes of the divine and human. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Rec Room Arts presents Hurricane Diane at the Rec Room | Thursday to Saturday | Opening Weekend – Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George’s play about climate change blends ancient myths with lesbian, suburban housewife, and ecological humor in a tragic comedy. $10. Showtimes vary.
- Born with Teeth at Alley Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Watch the world premiere from playwright Liz Duffy Adams about two poets, Kit Marlowe and William Shakespeare, who collaborate in a pub and commiserate about the perils of art under a totalitarian regime. $47 and up. Showtimes vary.
- The Garden Theatre presents School Girls: Or, The African Mean Girls Play at MATCH | Daily | Final 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.
- Single Black Female at Ensemble Theatre | Daily | Final Weekend – This regional premiere of the hilarious two-woman show explores the lives of thirtysomething African American women as they look for love, the perfect outfit and a sense of dignity in a world that refuses to acknowledge them. $37 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Alley Theatre | Daily | Final Weekend – A woman in a café. A phone that won’t stop ringing and a man who won’t pick it up. A death. One impulsive action that leads to a lie. This wildly imaginative comedy explores mortality and the need for connection. $43 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Sweeney Todd at Art Factory | Friday to Sunday | Final Weekend – Enjoy this rendition of the late, great Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller set in nineteenth-century London. $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Grand Opera presents Turandot at Wortham Theater Center | Friday & Sunday | Final Weekend – 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. Thursday to Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.
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.
Cinco do Mayo, Thursday, May 5, 2022
- Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Houston – Commemorate the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France with concerts, fiestas, margaritas and, of course, tacos.
- Cinco De Mayo Party & Market at Axelrad | No Cover – Support the local hustle and shop from artisans, food vendors, and more at this Cinco de Mayo-themed event. 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Cook the Garden: Mother’s Day Meals at Houston Botanic Garden – Join chef Keisha Griggs to create a complete meal perfect for Mother’s Day using produce from local farms and the HBC Culinary Garden. $58. 6pm to 8pm.
- Adidas vs. Puma Movie Screening at Holocaust Museum Houston | FREE – Part of the International Sports Film Festival, catch this true story about the brothers and founders of the world’s biggest sportswear empires. RSVP required. 6pm to 8:30pm.
- Dr. Jenny Wang on Asian Americans & Mental Health at Asia Society Texas – Author of Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health for Asian Americans, Dr. Jenny Wang joins Asia Society with a candid conversation on racial trauma and identity, and the path toward healing. $40. 6pm.
- First Thursday on Mid-Main – The Mid-Main block in Midtown hosts First Thursdays, a monthly block party series that benefits local charities. The party will include live music, DJs, drink specials, and complimentary beverages from Saint Arnold’s Brewery. $10. 6pm to 10pm.
- An Evening with Mary Gauthier & Jaimee Harris at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Playing music from her latest Grammy-nominated and AMA Record of the Year–nominated album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, Mary Gauthier takes the stage in Upper Kirby. Tickets sold by the table; $80 for 2, and up. 7pm.
- Las Fenix & Morena Rosas in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – Enjoy live music on the lawn featuring Houston musicians and sisters Las Fenix performing regional Mexican music. 7pm to 9pm.
- Rotimi in Concert at House of Blues Houston – The actor, singer, and model best known for his roles in Boss and Power lands in Houston on his All or Nothing World Tour and is joined on stage by Inayah. $25. 7pm.
- Alejandra Guzman & Paulina Rubio in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The “Queen of Latin Rock” and the “Queen of Latin Pop” grace the stage in Sugar Land during their Perrisimas Tour. $69.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Crush City Comedy Thursday: Cinco de Mayo Edition at Preston Theater / CSz Arena – Kick back to the comedy of three of Houston’s funniest improv troupes—Baby Knuckle, Meth Lab for Cutie (MFfC), and Space Rhyme Continuum—in Eado. Bring your own Tequila to add to frozen set-ups at the door, and enjoy carnitas from Hat Trick BBQ. $7 at the door; $10 in advance for reserved seating. 8pm.
- Car Seat Headrest in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Nearing the end of their Masquerade Tour, the Seattle-based indie rock band invites concert goers to watch them “crawl out of their pit and onto the stage once more.” $25. 8pm.
- Raquel Cepeda: 5 De Mayo & All That Jazz at the Heights Theater – Explore Latin America and Mexico through the smooth sounds of jazz when Houstonian Raquel Cepeda and her band take the stage for an intimate performance. $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, May 6, 2022
- Star of Hope Haute for Hope Fashion Show & Luncheon at River Oaks Country Club – Showcasing fashion from Chloe Dao and Lucho, Houstonian celebrities will join forces to raise money for Star of Hope’s Critical Care Fund at this 23rd annual fashion show. $150 and up. 11:30am to 1pm.
- Movies Under the Stars: Big at Market Square Park | FREE – Bring a blanket and popcorn to enjoy a screening of the classic Tom Hanks film, Big, in the heart of Downtown. 5:30pm to 7pm.
- A Picnic with Monarch Chamber Players at the Houston Arboretum – Dine with a friend or a boo at the Arboretum, complete with live music from Monarch Chamber Players. On the way in, you’ll receive a picnic basket that includes a blanket, sandwiches or charcuterie, a six-pack of Saint Arnold beer, and everything you need for a lovely evening on the lawn. $85 for 2, with add-on options available. 6:30pm.
- Jagged Edge & Ginuwine in Concert: Mother’s Day Celebration at Arena Theatre – Enjoy an intimate Mother’s Day concert with the smooth sounds of R&B legends on stage in Southwest Houston. $65 and up. 7pm.
- Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Joining forces once again, country music superstars and multi-Grammy, CMA, and ACM award-winners Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town co-headline their Bandwagon Tour in the Woodlands. $40 and up. 7pm.
- Haim in Concert at 713 Music Hall – Playing material from their latest album, Women in Music Pt III, the trio of Los Angeles-based sisters takes the stage at Post Houston in Downtown. $29 and up. 7:30pm.
- Performing Arts Houston presents A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: An Untitled Love at Wortham Theater Center – Set to a playlist from Grammy Award–winning artist D’Angelo, performers pay homage to self-love and Black love while celebrating culture, family, and community. $44 and up. 7:30pm.
- Cinco De Mayo At Miller: Jarabe Mexicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Get in the Cinco de Mayo groove when the versatile, multi-genre quintet known as Jarabe Mexicano brings a Mexican Folk journey to the Miller stage. 8pm.
- Cosmic Gate at Stereo Live Houston – The Grammy-nominated electronic music duo from Germany takes the stage to perform material from their decades-spanning career in the music industry. $10 and up. 10pm.
- 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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