Top 16 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: May 2 to 8, 2022

Celebrate the end of Ramadan at the Festival of Eid at Asia Society this week | Photo–Asia Society Texas

Make the most of your week with our top 16 festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, May 2 to  Sunday, May 8, 2022.

From using the force, noshing on the best queso, or celebrating your mama to outdoor events, festivals, and concerts, there is something for everyone in Houston to enjoy this week.

We’ve whittled it down to our 16 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more happenings in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, May 2 to Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Top 16 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • 20th Annual Menu of Menus at Silver Street Studios | Tuesday, May 3 – Sip, sample, and taste your way through more than 40 Houston restaurants at the 20th Annual Menu of Menus extravaganza. $45 and up. 7pm.
  • May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Day Celebrations & Events Around Houston | Wednesday, May 4Star Wars fandom will be at its best for this official franchise holiday. Celebrate your inner Jedi with festivals, food and drink specials, and more all over Houston.
  • Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at Jones Hall | Wednesday, May 4 – With a decades-long list of blockbuster appearances, Jeff Goldblum is also an accomplished jazz performer with multiple releases alongside the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. He’ll be downtown to answer questions, perform jazz standards, and crack you up. $40. 7:30pm. 
  • Live Nation Concert Week | Starts Wednesday, May 4 – 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. Continuing through Tuesday, May 10, the discounts begin at 9am.
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Houston | Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5 to Saturday, March 7 – Commemorate the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France with celebrations all over Houston, including concerts, fiestas, margaritas and, of course, tacos. 
  • A Picnic with Monarch Chamber Players at the Houston Arboretum | Friday, May 6 – 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.
  • Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, May 6 – 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, but limited $25 tickets are available starting on Wednesday, March 4 during Live Nation Concert Week. 7pm. 
  • Performing Arts Houston presents A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: An Untitled Love at Wortham Theater Center | Friday, May 6 – 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. 
  • Texas Crab Festival at Crystal Beach Festival Park | Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8 Savor crab dishes, live music, and festivities, including carnival rides, art vendors, wiener dog races, and more, at the 37th annual festival. Weekend passes are $20. Times vary
  • Kentucky Derby Celebrations in Houston | Saturday, May 7 – It might be the fastest two minutes in sports, but there are plenty of Bayou City celebrations to throw on your oversized hat, sip a mint julep, and bet on a good time.
  • Festival of Eid at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, May 7 | FREE – Mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan at this Asia Society festival that features outdoor food trucks and delicious eats, as well as craft activities, henna designs, musical performances and an indoor bazaar where you can shop local artists and small businesses. Pre-registration is required. 4pm to 8pm..
  • Apollo Chamber Players presents American Legends at University of Houston–Clear Lake | Saturday, May 7 – 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. $25. 7:30pm. 
  • Galveston Historic Homes Tour on Galveston Island | Saturday, May 7 & Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 – Step into architectural history on the island when the Historic Homes Tour returns with public walkthroughs of privately owned homes and some of the longest-standing structures in Galveston. An additional weekend of tours will also take place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. $40. 10am to 6pm.
  • 10th Anniversary May the 4th Art Festival at Missouri City Hall | Saturday, May 7 & Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 – This two-weekend, Star Wars–themed art festival organized by War’Hous offers local artworks by adults and youth, an artisan market, live DJs, food trucks, and cosplay for countless photo ops. An additional weekend of markets will also take place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. $10 per day. Noon to 6pm.
  • Mother’s Day Events & Brunches Around Houston | Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 – 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.
  • The Who in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, May 8 – Legendary rock band The Who takes the stage, bringing original band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend back to the U.S. after a two-year break. $33 and up. 7:30pm.

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Gabi De la Rosa is a lifestyle writer and editor in Houston. When she is not at her computer you can find her on the hunt for the newest restaurant or travel destination—she can easily make herself at home in the mountains or on the beach. Find out more about her latest adventures on Instagram @gabioftheroses_htx.