Updated Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:12pm
Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, May 17 to Sunday, May 22, 2022.
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Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston: Get a Houston Nightlife This Week: Tuesday, May 17 to Sunday, May 22, 2022
- Los Tres Tristes Tigres at Houston Improv | Daily – Take to the Improv for four nights of hilarious Spanish language stand-up, routines, original songs and parodies from the Mexico City trio. Tickets are sold by the table; $56 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- 8th Anniversary at B-52 Brewing | Saturday & Sunday | No Cover – A cornhole tourney, limited beer releases, food trucks, and live music are just some of the fun scheduled over two days to celebrate B-52’s eight-year anniversary in Conroe. Times vary.
Monday, May 16, 2022
- Lil Tecca at Rise Rooftop – Notching back-to-back Top 10 albums, a breakthrough single in “Ransom,” and multiple multi-platinum songs all before the age of 20, Lil Tecca is giving a little back in the Tecca Loves You Tour that hits Rise Rooftop in Midtown. $30 and up. 8pm.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
- 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 served up by El Abrijes Oaxacan Streetfood. 7:30pm.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
- Museum After Dark Happy Hour at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum | No Cover – Enjoy $5 cocktails, $3 sangria, $7 frozen drinks, and a $25 ribeye steak meal in the Museum District. 6pm to 9pm.
- Wallows at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall – Coming off a Coachella debut, the rock pop band recently dropped their sophomore album, Tell Me That It’s Over, which brings them to the lawn stage at White Oak in May. $39.50 and up. 7pm.
- Danzig with Cradle of Filth at 713 Music Hall – The horror punk icon arrives in Houston for just one of his 10 tour dates this spring, joined by black metal group Cradle of Filth. $25 and up. 7pm.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
- Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park – Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and get ready for a fun bingo night with music and great prizes in the heart of Downtown. $10. 7pm.
- Paul Wall, with Doc Loc & the Swangers & DJ Mav in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – The Thursday Night Concert series keeps rolling at Discovery Green, with H-Town legend Paul Wall hitting the stage, backed by a big band arrangement from Doc Loc and the Swangers, and DJ Mav on the decks. 7pm.
- Rex Orange County in Concert at the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall – Following the chart-topping release of his fourth studio album, Who Cares?, the English singer-songwriter brings his blend of hip-hop, jazz, and bedroom pop to the Lawn at White Oak. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get tickets on the online marketplace. 7pm.
- New Kids on the Block, with Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley & En Vogue in Concert at Toyota Center – Time warp to the ’90s for a night of danceable hits and irresistible pop songs from New Kids On The Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley, and En Vogue. $29.95 and up, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the online resale marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Crush City Comedy Thursday: Ladies Night at Preston Theater / CSz Arena – It’s an all-female improv line-up at the weekly BYOB EaDo comedy show, with Ophelia’s Rope, Boobytrap, and Pure Inanimation all taking to the stage. $7 at the door; $10 reserved seat presale online. 8pm.
- Turtle Races at Little Woodrow’s Midtown | No Cover – The 14th season of Thursday night turtle races continues at the nightlife staple in Midtown. 8pm.
- Kings Kaleidoscope in Concert at Warehouse Live – Kicking off the Texas leg of their Baptized Imagination tour, the Seattle-based alt rock band takes the stage Downtown. $25. 8pm.
- Pure Comedy at AvantGarden – Rich Williams hosts a showcase of local, regional, and national comedians at this weekly comedy show in Montrose. $10; $20 VIP with a cocktail. Doors at 8:30pm. Show at 9:15pm.
Friday, May 20, 2022
- Carla Morrison in Concert at Warehouse Live – The Latin Grammy Award–winning indie pop singer passes through Houston to perform songs from her long-awaited album, El Renacimiento. $25 and up. 8pm.
- H-Town Tease Burlesque Show at House of Blues – Get ready for an evening full of rhinestones, feathers, and classic burlesque with performers Reina La Rouge, Belle Be Damned, and Nay La Fae. $20. 8pm.
- The Spazmatics in Concert at Scout Bar – Time travel with the Spazmatics, who lend their geeky charm to performing ’80s hits for an ultimate singalong evening in Webster. $15 and up. 10pm.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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