Updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 6:14pm
Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 8, 2022.
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Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston: Get a Houston Nightlife This Week: Tuesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 8, 2022
- 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. Continues through Tuesday, May 10, while supplies last.
- 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.
- Comedian Juan Villareal at Houston Improv | Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8 – 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.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
- The Avett Brothers at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall – The folk rock group offers an evening of tunes from their Grammy-nominated catalog and latest album, 2019’s Closer Than Together. $55. 7pm.
- Yvonne Orji at Houston Improv – Known for her role as Molly on HBO’s Insecure, the Nigerian American comedian, actress and author returns to touring after dropping her 2020 breakout special, Momma, I Made It, which you can see on HBO Max. $60 for 2, and up. 7:30pm.
- Tacos & Trivia Tuesday at True Anomaly Brewing | No Cover – Try your hand at trivia, including a round of space trivia, at the popular EaDo brewery founded by four guys from NASA. Tasty Mexican fare will be available courtesy of a local pop-up. 7:30pm.
- Natalie Cuomo at the Secret Group | Tuesday, May 3 – The heavily inked comedian and podcast host of Help! with Natalie Cuomo takes to Secret Group’s EaDo stage for one night only. $15 in advance; $20 day of the show. 8pm.
Star Wars Day, Wednesday, May 4, 2022
- Star Wars Day Events Around Greater Houston – Find Star Wars-inspired fun around the metro area, inspired by the originally tongue-in-cheek turn of phrase “May the 4th be with you,” with events happening today and beyond.
- May the Fourth Party at Axelrad | No Cover – Browse Star Wars-inspired art, goods, and more at a special May the Fourth edition of Shop Local Market’s Wednesday event at Midtown’s uber-popular outdoor beer garden. 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Star Wars Night at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. | No Cover – Celebrate all things Star Wars on May the 4th with themed trivia, a screening of The Empire Strikes Back, and photo ops at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. Come dressed as your favorite character and receive $1 off all drafts. 7pm to 10pm.
- The Offspring at Bayou Music Center – The longtime punk rock band swings through Downtown in support of their first album in nine years, 2021’s Let the Bad Times Roll. $49.50 and up. 8pm.
- Indigo Girls in Concert at House of Blues – the folk-rock duo returns to Houston for a single show in Downtown, with Katie Pruitt opening. $32.50 to $52.50. 8pm.
- Kurt Vile at White Oak Music Hall – The indie rock singer-songwriter brings songs from the brand new album, Watch My Moves, as well as singalong-worthy tunes from past records. $30 and up. 8pm.
- Madeintyo with Uno the Activist in Concert at Warehouse Live – Rapper and singer-songwriter Madeintyo takes the EaDo stage, with Uno the Activist opening the show. $25 in advance; $27.50 day of show. 8pm.
Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5, 2022
- 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.
- Cinco de Mayo at Space Cowboy | No Cover – Head to Space Cowboy in the Heights for a Cinco de Mayo celebration complete with a Selena Tribute performance by Cristina Amaro, bites from Caluma Tacos, a market, mariachi, live wrestling, and more. Noon to midnight.
- 6th Annual Cinco de Mile Block Party on Washington Avenue – Taking over bars like Fuego’s Saloon, Lincoln Bar, Bottled Blonde, and more spots along Washington Ave, the Cinco de Mile Block Party features live ponies, stilt walkers, photo ops, games, mariachi bands, and more. $10. Noon to 2am.
- Cinco De Mayo at Little Woodrow’s Midtown | No Cover – The Midtown outpost of the popular drinkery hosts their Cinco de Mayo event with turtle races, drink specials, DJs, $5 Mexican candy shots, and a photo op with a live donkey. 2pm to 2am
- 5th Annual Cinco De Mayo Party at Social Beer Garden | No Cover – Midtown’s beer garden celebrates their fifth Cinco with live entertainment, Mexican food bites, local vendors, DJs and raffle giveaways. 3pm to 2am.
- Cinco de Mayo at White Rhino Patio & Cocktail Bar | No Cover – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the East End when White Rhino hosts an evening party with Lotería, live mariachi, Folklorico dancers, a DJ, and a market. 4pm to 11pm.
- Cinco De Mayo Party & Market at Axelrad | No Cover – The bohemian outdoor beer garden hosts a Cinco de Mayo celebration with $6 house margaritas infused with flavors like strawberry, peach, passionfruit and watermelon, along with a Shop Local market. 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Cinco de Mayo Kickoff at Market Square Park | No Cover – Take a swing at the world’s largest piñata, Chiquito, for Cinco de Mayo in Downtown’s Market Square Park. Other festivities include live mariachi music, a DJ, and a mini-market. The bars and restaurants around Historic Downtown will be open offering drinks, specials, and more of their own. 5:30pm to 7pm. Bars will be open until 2am.
- First Thursday on Mid-Main – Midtown’s Mid-Main block is back with its monthly block party series kicks off the new month on the first Thursday of the month (natch), with live music, DJs, drink specials, and complimentary beverages from Saint Arnold’s Brewery, and special entry into neighboring venues. $10. 6pm to 10pm.
- 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.
- Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park: Star Wars Night – It’s Star Wars night one day late at the ballpark, where the first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive a Chewbacca can cooler, plus you can enjoy themed entertainment and your favorite costumed characters strolling the concourse during the game. $15 and up. 7pm.
- 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.
- Tay Money in Concert at Warehouse Live – Rappy Tay Money takes the EaDo stage, following opening acts Sally Sossa, Lil Eearl, and Ceefineass. $20. 8pm.
Friday, May 6, 2022
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Derby Day, Saturday, May 7, 2022
- Kentucky Derby Day Celebrations Around Houston – It might be the fastest two minutes in sports, but there are plenty of Bayou City Derby Day celebrations to throw on your oversized hat, sip a mint julep, and bet on a good time.
- Celebrez en Rosé 2022: A Wine & Music Festival at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – Slip into pink and white attire to celebrate everything Rosé, including the wines, Champagne, food pairings, live music, photo opportunities, and more. $65. 11am to 9pm.
- Cinco De Mayo Celebration at B-52 Brewing | No Cover – Hit up Conroe for a delayed Cinco party, a new beer release, delicious Mexican food from La Birria Tacos, Carmen’s Corn & Creations, Gotta Roll and Tijuas Candies, and live mariachi music. Noon to 10pm.
- Derby Wine Fest 2022 at Brenner’s on the Bayou – This annual festival, boasting Buffalo Bayou as its backdrop, is back with over 20 award-winning wines, live music, and gourmet bites. $125 and up. 2pm to 6pm.
- Taco Showdown at Little Woodrow’s EaDo | No Cover – Individuals and food vendors vie for the title of Best Tacos in Houston at this fun event featuring prizes, drink specials, and more. 3pm.
- Festival of Eid at Asia Society Texas Center | 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.
- Imperfectly Perfect Opening Reception at Archway Gallery | FREE – Swing through the Montrose gallery to see Mohammad Ali Bhatti’s newest works, a selection of vibrant canvas paintings that incorporate acrylics, acrylic inks and oil pastels. 5pm to 8pm.
- Empty Box 2022: Boombox at Box 13 Art Space | No Cover – Celebrating their 14th year of bringing affordable studio space to artists from across the country, Box 13 Art Space is bringing the ’80s back with music, light bites, cocktails, a silent auction, and raffle. 7pm to 10pm.
- Pancakes & Booze Art Show at Warehouse Live – The extremely popular touring boozy art show returns to its EaDo home, complete with free pancakes. $10. 8pm to 2am.
- Decadance III at Rise Rooftop – Dance your night away into the wee hours with sets from Athenz, Flvco, and Gauge. $10. 10pm to 2am.
- Mother’s Day with Comedian Marcus D. Wiley at Houston Improv – The Houston comic and co-host of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, Marcus D. Wiley hosts an afternoon Mother’s Day special with his signature brand of clean, edgy comedy. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2, and up. 2pm.
- Ponies & Petals Cup: Mother’s Day at Houston Polo Club – Pony up for a special Mother’s Day match, complete with Best Ladies Hat Contest, plus door prizes, expert announcing, a Champagne divot stomp at halftime, and live flamenco guitar music. Individual courtyard tickets are $32.50; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 5pm.
- 8th Wonder Comedy Hour at The Secret Group – Avoid the Sunday scaries with a hilarious comedy show featuring Danny Godwin, fresh off the Moontower Comedy Festival, and H-Town’s own Zahid Dewji who’s been opening for Whitney Cummings across the country. $10 includes entry, preferred seating, and a souvenir take-home glass. 6pm to 8pm; comedy starts at 6:30pm.
- Coldplay in Concert at NRG Stadium – Building on the critically-acclaimed release of late 2021’s Music of the Spheres, the pop rock band known the world over will grace the stage at Houston’s biggest venue for a night of their latest tunes and singalong hits. $57 and up, but you may find hard-to-get, better, or cheaper seats on the online resale market. 7pm.
- Beatles Tribute: The Fab 40 in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – Witness a spectacular musical tribute with over 40 musicians on stage, including a strings and horn section, that recreates the iconic sound of the Beatles. 7pm to 8:30pm.
- The Who in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – 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, but you may find hard-to-get, better or cheaper seats on the online resale market. 7:30pm.
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