Saturday, May 21, 2022
- Fight for Air Climb at Rice University Stadium – Lace up your running shoes and join fellow climbers on the stadium stairs at Rice University, benefiting the American Lung Association. $35. 9am.
- 2022 Houston Art Bike Festival at MacGregor Park & the Orange Show | FREE – Celebrate personal creativity at this inaugural festival and bike parade featuring art bikes from over 100 HISD schools, live music, art activities, food trucks, and more. 9am to 6pm.
- Hire Houston Youth On-The-Spot Hiring Event at Third Ward Multi-Service Center | FREE – Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hire Houston Youth initiative stops by Third Ward during the series of job and resource fairs geared toward employing thousands of Houston-area you, ages 16 to 24, this summer. 10am to 2pm.
- 10th Anniversary Celebration at GreenStreet in Downtown | FREE – The Downtown retail and entertainment venue is turning ten and celebrating with a day of free events, including yoga on the lawn, a vendor market, and an Astros watch party and happy hour. 10am to 3pm.
- Art Tour: Making Home: Artists & Immigration at Asia Society Texas Center – Asia Society Texas presents docent-led tours of its Making Home: Artists and Immigration exhibition currently on view, where visitors can experience art on a personal level, learn about art historical periods and styles, and hear stories associated with the artwork. $10. 11am.
- Book Brunch on the Lawn with Jack Carr in Memorial City – Meet #1 New York Times bestseller James Carr at intimate brunch experience, complete with a meal and mimosas from Ciro’s Italian Grill, a personal table visit by Carr with a professional tableside photo, and a copy of his latest book In the Blood, and more. $150. 11am.
- Kids Casting Call Chief Humankindness Officer for St. Luke’s Health at Silver Street Studios | FREE – Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to audition for the honorary position of Chief Humankindness Officer for St. Luke’s Health. 11am to 3pm.
- Indie Author Fair at Copperfield’s Books | FREE – Join more than 40 local writers and artists for the 8th anniversary of Copperfield’s Books and enjoy giveaways, raffles and more. 11am to 4pm.
- May Fest at Czech Museum Houston | FREE – Celebrate Czech culture at the annual family-friendly event that features a spread of Czech food and beverages, live music, a beer garden, face painting, an outdoor zone for kids, and more—including a kolache eating contest. 11am to 6pm.
- Houston Margarita Festival at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – Returning for its ninth edition at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, the Houston Margarita Festival features 19 flavored margs for tasting, live music, DJ tunes, dancing, food vendors, and more. $9 with discount code 365; $30 at the gate. Noon to 10pm.
- Jack Carr Book Signing at Memorial City Mall – The #1 New York Times bestseller talks with local podcaster Freddy Cruz about his latest book In the Blood, then signs books for ticket holders. $32 includes a hardcover copy of the new book. 1pm to 4pm.
- Punks & Pints Fest 2 at SpindleTap Brewery – Get ready for an afternoon of music and local brews featuring a roster of well-known punk bands and the release of Oi! Oi! Oi! IPA, a collaboration between Spindle Tap Brewery, Baa Baa Brewhouse, and DoA Radio. $18 and up. 1pm to 9pm.
- Light Up the Night Grad Party at Kemah Boardwalk | No Cover – Celebrate 2022 graduates with a fun-filled day including live music, dancing, photo ops, and glow prizes. 1pm to 10pm.
- Family Magic & Comedy with Carter Blackburn at Houston Improv – Bring the family out to see a show for all ages with a mixture of high energy magic, illusions, juggling, sleight of hand, danger, and lots of audience interaction. $20 and up. 2pm.
- Natural Dyeing on Silk Workshop at HCCC – Participants will learn how to create natural dyes from items like vegetables, spices—and even bugs—to design, paint and dye a bandana keepsake. $75. 2pm to 5pm.
- HoustonLive presents Songfest at McIntyre’s Downtown – This musical showcase and competition will feature the music of Texas singer-songwriters and recording artists. $25 and up. 2pm to 9pm.
- The Taste of Louisiana Festival 2022 at Crown Festival Park – Festival goers are invited to experience 360 degrees of Louisiana food, music, and culture at the annual Taste of Louisiana Festival. Expect a lineup of Louisiana food vendors, arts and crafts, live entertainment across two stages, the Bayou Crawfish and Beer Garden, chef demos, a kid zone and more. $15 and up. 2pm to 9pm.
- Accordion Kings & Queens Silent Auction & Benefit at Axelrad – Join Texas Folklife at Axelrad Beer Garden for an afternoon of drinks and accordion music featuring a performance by GoatLeather in support of Accordion Kings & Queens. $25. 4pm to 6pm.
- Houston Masterworks Chorus presents Let the Music Fill the Air at Chapelwood United Methodist Church – Led by conductor Dr. Paulo Gomes, this concert features choral music by composers from around the world. $16. 4pm.
- Cody Jinks, with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Texas’ own country music superstar Cody Jinks headlines in the Woodlands for the first time, with special guests Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the Real. $30 and up. 6pm.
- Phoebe Bridgers in Concert at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall – Returning to touring after a pandemic hiatus, the indie rock singer-songwriter brings songs from her award-winning album, Punisher, while on her Reunion Tour. $57.50. 7pm.
- 14th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue at Beach Central – Head to the island for some throwback fun in the sun at this official kick-off to the summer season, featuring a Bathing Beauties contest, hot rod and classic car show, food and vintage vendors, and more. $5 and up. 7pm.
- Comedian Daniel Tosh at Bayou Music Center – The longtime host of Tosh.0 and stand-up comic known for his biting delivery, Daniel Tosh takes the stage Downtown for a night of nonstop hilarity. $49 and up. 7:30pm.
- Road to River Revival Music Fest: Honey Island Swamp Band & Colin Lake at Market Square Park | FREE – Named after a swamp that lies near the border of Louisiana and Mississippi, Honey Island Swamp Band is known for their mix of blues, soul, country, R&B, and the rhythms of the group’s hometown, New Orleans. 7:30pm.
- All Them Witches in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The psychedelic trio from Nashville will perform Downtown in support of their album Baker’s Dozen. $20. 8pm.
- Xavier Wulf in Concert at Warehouse Live – The Midnight Club Tour brings the Memphis rapper to the EaDo stage to play “Hoonigan” and other fan faves. $30 and up. 8pm.
- Reik in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The Latin Grammy–winning Mexican pop band, noted for their club favorites, “Levemente” and “Ahora sin Ti,” performs in Sugar Land during their highly anticipated 2022 tour. $59.99 and up. 8pm.
- The New Beat with DJ Culturegang at Etro Lounge | No Cover – Bust out your favorite dance moves at this monthly night of ’80s alternative music. 9pm.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
- Run Houston! Clear Lake 5K & 10K at University of Houston–Clear Lake – Get your feet moving at the next event in the Run Houston! series, which sends runners down 5K and 10K courses from the UH–Clear Lake campus, down Bay Area Boulevard, and back. Registration is $60 and up; $40 for the Kids 1K. 8am.
- Fairy Gardening at Houston Botanic Garden – Led by the artistic director of Synkronicity, create a magical fairy garden using items found in nature. $28; $23 for ages 3 to 15. 10am.
- 2nd Annual Karbach Hot Sauce Festival at Karbach Brewing – Add some heat to your day at this second annual festival celebrating everything spicy, with a special performance from singer-songwriter Bob Schneider, artist markets, and local food and hot sauce vendors. $12. 11am to 6pm.
- Stratos Cup at Houston Polo Club – Catch some world-class Sunday evening polo, a Champagne divot stomp at halftime, and plenty of pony entertainment. 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.
- Kinetic presents Concerto Reimagined at MATCH – Closing their season with a concerto-filled program, and featuring the world premiere of Concerto Five by Houston-based composer Anthony Brandt, Kinetic pushes the boundaries of the traditional genre. $25 or pay-what-you-can. 6pm.
- Ronstadt Revue Tribute at Main Street Crossing – Watch Gesenia Gerena bring the 40+ year career of musical icon Linda Ronstadt to life with a tribute performance featuring her music in both English and Spanish. $45 and up. 6:30pm.
- Bach Concerti for Oboe & Strings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – While surrounded by the artwork of his era, listen to the melodic sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music performed by Bach Society Houston. $50. 7pm.
- Aly & AJ in Concert at House of Blues Houston – Catch the certified-gold sister duo who are back with their new album, A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then Into the Sun, their first studio album in several years. $39 and up. 7pm.
- Hypocrisy in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Out of Sweden, the death metal vets stop in Downtown, performing material from their 2021 album, Worship. $22 in advance; $25 at the door. 7pm.
- Kodak Black in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The Sugar Land venue hosts the Florida rapper following his Top 10 album release, Back for Everything. $74.99 and up. 7:30pm.
- Underground Kingz with Comedian Jeff Joe at Houston Improv – One of Houston’s hardest working comedians takes the stage in West Houston. Tickets are sold in tables of 2; $20 and up. 7:30pm.
- A.D. Players presents Metzler New Works Festival at the George | FREE – Celebrate the best in new plays and musicals that explore the intersection of faith and storytelling at this three-day festival that runs through Tuesday, May 24. Reservation required. 7:30pm.
- Performing Arts Houston presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman at Jones Hall – The celebrated author who penned critically–acclaimed works Good Omen, Caroline, and American Gods, among others comes to Downtown Houston to read his latest material. $29 and up. 8pm.
- Broods in Concert at Warehouse Live – The New Zealand-bred duo with multiple platinum- and gold-certified records take the stage Downtown in support of their newest full-length album, Broods. $24 in advance; $27 at the door. 8pm.
- A Sunday Night with Alma Russ at Dan Electro’s Bar – The American Idol Season 6 contestant from North Carolina performs her “patchwork” music, stringing together a mix of country, folk, and Appalachian styles. $6. 9pm.
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