Updated Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4:48pm.
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our expanded, 5-day Houston Memorial Day Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 26 through Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022.
Celebrate the long holiday weekend—and official start of the summer season—with wine events, multiple food festivals, and more concerts than you can possibly fit into five days.
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Things to Do All Memorial Day Weekend Long
- Memorial Day Weekend Staycation & Getaway Offers | Daily – Make the most of your long weekend—or just a night—at Houston’s new boutique hotel new the Museum District, with special offers including a Bed and Breakfast Package, three-day Suite Promotion with a $100 food and beverage credit, and more.
- Techspo Houston 2022 at JW Marriott | Thursday & Friday – Showcasing the best in the next generation of innovation, this conference brings together the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers and more. $37 and up. Times vary.
- The Motown & More Show’s Funky Good Time at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | FREE | Virtual Option – Groove to the hits of yesteryear in a funk-filled celebration of soul music that takes place on the Miller stage all through the weekend. Saturday’s performance will also be livestreamed. 8:30pm.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents Kim Congdon at Rudyard’s Pub | Friday & Saturday – A regular on Impractical Jokers and co-host of This Bitch Podcast with fellow comedian Sara Weinshenk, Kim Congdon appears for just two nights at the Montrose British pub to deliver her latest material. $15 and up. 7:30pm.
- Houston Symphony presents The Best of John Williams at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday | Virtual Option – Catch some of the most iconic film scores from the legendary composer John Williams when Houston Symphony and Chorus presents an evening of his blockbuster themes, including works from Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more. $29 and up ($20 for Saturday’s livestream). Times vary.
- Comedian Jess Hilarious at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Breaking out in her Instagram comedy skits (where more than 5 million followers tune in today), the stand-up comedian and social media sensation comes to the Improv for a hilarious, hold-nothing-back set. Tickets are sold by the table; $70 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- Bachata Sensual Festival Houston 2022 in North Houston | Friday to Sunday – Shuffle your feet to workshops from dance instructors and social dancing with bachata DJs at the Bachata Sensual Festival near Spring Branch. $85 and up. 8pm.
- Retropalooza Houston at Pasadena Convention Center | Saturday & Sunday – Bring the fam out for a video game extravaganza featuring YouTube gaming personalities, all-era gaming, contests, competitions and guest panels. $20; free for ages 12 and under. 10am to 5pm.
- Hopchella at Ingenious Brewing Company | Saturday & Sunday | No Cover – The imaginative Humble brewery teams up with The Weekend Pop-up Art Gallery to throw Hopchella, a 2-day art and music festival. Noon to 5pm.
Best Spots for Daiquiris & Snow Cones, Plus Other Must Do Destinations
- Best Spots for Frozen Daiquiris Around Greater Houston | Daily – Chill with an icy treat that’s got a kick with our favorite picks for fruity and flavorful frozen daiquiris, piña coladas, and more.
- Best Snow Cone Shops Around Greater Houston | Daily – In every corner of the city, we’ve clocked a handful of the best places to grab a syrupy sweet concoction in Houston’s early summer heat.
- Must-Do Things in Rice Village & West University | Daily – Dig deep into the dining, shopping, desserts, theater, and drinks in and around the beloved Rice Village and West U.
- 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.
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Asia Society Texas | Daily | Virtual Options | Many FREE – 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.
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.
- Catastrophic Theatre presents Innominate at MATCH | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Afsaneh Aayani’s experimental dance theatre piece comes to Midtown, combining puppetry, live original music, mixed media and movement for a surreal journey through Aayani’s personal experience as an immigrant from war-torn Iran. Running through Thursday, June 16. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35. Times vary.
- Stages presents Song of Me at the Gordy | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – This exciting world premiere explores family, tradition, Vietnamese cooking, and growing up in Houston from two of the city’s young, exciting artists, Mai Lê and Đạt Peter Tôn. $25 and up. Times vary.
- Dirt Dogs Theatre presents Clybourne Park at MATCH | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Inspired by A Raisin in the Sun, this theatrical performance examines the evolution of a Chicago suburb over a 50-year time period. $25. Times vary.
- 4th Wall Theatre presents Between Riverside & Crazy at Spring Street Studios | Daily | Ongoing – This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the story of a retired New York City cop and a cast of larger-than-life characters fighting to keep it together in a gritty, changing world. $32 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Aunt Julia & the Scriptwriter at Main Street Theater | Daily | Ongoing – From Nobel Prize–winning writer Mario Vargas-Llosa, follow the love story between a young playwright and an older divorcee in 1950s Lima, Peru. $35 and up. Showtimes vary.
- A.D. Players presents Apollo 8 at the George Theater | Daily | Ongoing – 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 & Friday | Final 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.
- The Mother Project: A Collaboration to Honor Black Mothers and Their Children at the DeLuxe Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend– A collaboration between Esurient Arts and Mildred’s Umbrella, this show is based on interviews with Black American mothers and doulas, examining the joy and heartbreak of being a Black mother in America through themes of equality and love. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Times vary.
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.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
- Second Year Anniversary at Black Door Wine Club – Celebrate two years of memories, divine food and wine pairings, and vino education with a prodigious soiree hosted by the Tasting Room owner Jerry Lasco and WSET-Level III–Certified Cody Uzzel. Guests are invited to embark on a food and wine voyage with tantalizing flavors and sublime wines. $35. 6pm.
- The Ripple Effect Opening Reception at the Grogan Gallery | FREE – Be the first to check out the Grogan Gallery’s new group show featuring new works by three accomplished American artists—Matthew Langley, Mitch McGee, and Matthew Paoletti. 6pm to 8pm.
- Wines of Rioja at Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston – Sample over 100 wines from Spain’s most iconic wine region and enjoy culinary delights and live music. $199. 6pm to 9pm.
- Roots x Sipple Non-Alcoholic Wine Dinner at Roots Wine Bar – This exclusive dinner will feature dishes from Roots’ Executive Chef André Garza, and each of the six courses will feature a non-alcoholic wine pairing by the only non-alcoholic bottle shop in Texas. $110. 7pm.
- The Fab 5 in Concert at Heritage Park | FREE – Part of Conroe’s free concert series, Houston’s own Beatles tribute band brings the sounds and stage performance of the iconic band to life in Heritage Park. 7pm.
- Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks Opening Reception at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | FREE – Featuring 30 works from the Ghanaian artist, called one of the most “influential artistic voices of his generation,” this exhibition captures the essence of the Black figure. Get a sneak peek at it and enjoy complimentary beer and wine. 7pm to 9pm.
- The West End Band in Concert at the Heights Theater – Listen to the high-energy, multi-genre sounds of this supergroup that features members of several Houston bands. $30 and up. 7pm.
- Comedian Kevin James Thornton at Houston Improv – Exploding into popularity through TikTok and Instagram, the multi-talented comedian, musician, filmmaker and photographer swings through West Houston for a one-night-only event. Tickets are sold by the table; $60 for 2, and up. 7:30pm.
- Son Lux in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Geographically and culturally-diverse experimental band Son Lux stops by Downtown in support of their latest release, Tomorrows. $22. 8pm.
- 070 Shake in Concert at House of Blues – The Jersey rapper and singer takes the stage at House of Blues in Downtown, just days before the release of her sophomore album, You Can’t Kill Me. $25. 8pm.
- Disney’s Encanto Movie Screening at City Place | FREE – Sing along under the stars at this outdoor, family-friendly movie screening of Disney’s Encanto in Spring. 8:30pm.
- Chris Pierce in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – The award-winning and chart-topping singer-songwriter out of California takes the stage in Upper Kirby in support of his latest folk album, American Silence. $30. 9pm.
- More Great Things to Do All Memorial Day 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 27, 2022
- Abominable Movie Screening at Houston Public Library–Downtown | FREE – Pack into the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza for an outdoor screening of the 2019 animated movie, Abominable. Teenager Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite a magical creature with his family. Noon.
- TeaGu Pop-Up Kitchen at Southern Star Brewery | No Cover – Sip on Southern Star signatures while you nosh on freshly made noodles when TeaGu Cafe sets up at the brewery in Conroe. 4pm to 10pm.
- Summer Exhibitions Opening Receptions at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | FREE – Get a first look at HCCC’s summer exhibitions, Made to Last: the Legacy of the Jubilee Quilt Circle and A Dressing the Future: the Ecofiction of Nicole Dextras. 5:30pm to 8pm.
- Gallery Talk with Artist Matthew Langley at the Grogan Gallery | FREE – New York artist Matthew Langley, one of the three American artists featured in the new exhibition The Ripple Effect, talks about his works at an event featuring light refreshments. 6pm to 7pm.
- Queen Legacy Tribute at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Transport yourself to the ’70s with this Queen tribute band’s powerful vocals and stage presence. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Alexisonfire in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Canadian post-hardcore band, Alexisonfire, plays a live set at White Oak Music Hall. Comeback Kid opens the show. $41 in advance; $50 day of the show. 8pm.
- Big KRIT in Concert at Warehouse Live – The EaDo stage welcomes the Southern hip-hop artist who tours through on his latest release, Digital Roses Don’t Die. $29.50 in advance; $35 day of the show. 8pm.
- Chicken & Tacos Comedy Show at House of Blues – Enjoy a delicious dinner and laugh out loud with comedians Jeff Joe and Jessi Saldana, who turned their favorite choice of food into a fun and catchy comedy show. Reservations are encouraged. 8pm.
- Raul Malo with Sunny Sweeney at the Heights Theater – The Latin singer-songwriter and frontman of Grammy-winning rock band, the Mavericks, Raul Malo graces the stage in the Heights, joined by Sunny Sweeney. $28 and up. 8pm.
- Cristian Castro y Mijares in Concert at Arena Theatre – Mexican singers Cristian Castro and Manuel Mijares will perform together in southwest Houston as part of their Hits Tour 2022. $87 and up. 8:30pm.
- William Clark Green in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – Listen to the Texas-native country singer perform in support of his latest album, The Baker Hotel, in the Woodlands. $68 and up. 8:30pm.
- Kung Fu Film Nights: Once Upon a Time in China Movie Screening at Asia Society Texas Center – Asia Society Texas’s Kung Fu Film Nights series rolls on, presenting an outdoor screening of the 1991 Jet Li-starring classic, Once Upon a Time in China, on the festival lawn. $10; with complimentary beer and cocktail. 8:30pm.
- The Hickoids, Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders, and Hard Luck Revival in Concert at the Continental Club – Get rowdy with a stacked bill of cowboy punk legends when they perform on the Mid-Main block. $15 in advance; $25 at the door. 9pm.
- Showtek in Concert at Stereo Live – The Norwegian-based brothers and producers are known for uniting their fans in their love for music, excitement, artistic freedom and adventure. Now, they’ll take the stage in West Houston with a stop on their 2022 tour. $10 and up. 10pm.
- More Great Things to Do All Memorial 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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