Updated Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 8:20pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5, 2022.
Make the most of this weekend with everything from sports to craft beer, films and live music. There is also plenty of art, comedy and nature-inspired events to enjoy.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- Mercury Houston Tango Quartet Neighborhood Series at Multiple Locations | Thursday to Saturday – Listen to the sizzling sounds of tango at one of four Houston locations; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Dosey Doe: the Big Barn in the Woodlands, MATCH in Midtown, and Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. $10 and up. Times vary.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents Johnny Pemberton at Rudyard’s Pub | Friday & Saturday – The actor and comedian best known for his role as Bo on NBC sitcom Superstore brings the laughs to Montrose over two nights. $15 and up. 7:30pm to 9pm.
- Broadway Across America presents Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Hobby Center | Friday to Sunday – This heartwarming musical tells the story of Carole King, who became one of the most successful musical acts and wrote the soundtrack of a generation. $35 and up. Times vary.
- Houston Tattoo Arts Convention at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday – Celebrate the best in tattoos and artists at this fourth annual event featuring superstars from Ink Master, as well as live entertainment and music. $20; $40 for a 3-day pass. Times vary.
- KimoKawaii at Lone Star Convention & Expo Center | Saturday & Sunday – Conroe hosts its first ever anime convention, complete with a cosplay contest, voice-over sessions, panels, artists and exhibitors on display, and more. $25 and up. Times vary.
Buffalo Bayou Park, Snow Cone Spots & Other Must Do Destinations
- Must Do Things in Buffalo Bayou Park | Daily | Many FREE – The city’s centerpiece park space offers plenty of outdoor activities, from art crawls to an evening bat display, and more.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Houston Ballet presents Originals at Wortham Center | Thursday, Saturday & Sunday | Opening Weekend – Famed Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch showcases two ballets, as well as the premiere of a new one-act ballet from Houston Ballet Principal Dancer Melody Mennite. $25 and up. Times vary.
- Noir at Alley Theater | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend– Inspired by classic film noir, this world premiere musical tells the story of a heartbroken man who finds himself drawn into a web of love, lies, deceit, and danger. $28 and up. Times vary.
- The Legend of Georgia McBride at Theatre Southwest | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Follow the story of an Elvis impersonator who, under the tutelage of the “grand dame of drag queens,” trades in his blue suede shoes for platform pumps. $20. Times vary.
- Catastrophic Theatre presents Innominate at MATCH | Daily | Ongoing – 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 | Daily | Ongoing – 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 | Daily | Ongoing – 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 | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend – 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 | Final Weekend – 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 | Final Weekend – 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.
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, June 2, 2022
- Summer Break at MFAH | FREE – Every Thursday in June and July, families can swing by MFAH on Thursday to enjoy weekly handouts and art-focused activities on free admission days. 11am to 2pm (museum closes at 9pm).
- Recruit Veterans Job Fair at Minute Maid Park | FREE – Former military members are invited to meet with more than 50 employers, companies, organizations and other businesses that are seeking to fill vacancies with veterans. 11am to 3pm.
- Party on the Pavers at the Ion | No Cover – Pre-game ahead of First Thursday festivities at Mid-Main at the first of several Party on the Pavers events at the Ion this year, featuring live music from Danny Trio, bites from Oh My Gogi!, and more. Then, hop on the rail and head to Mid-Main for more fun. 4pm to 6pm.
- 38 Special in Concert at Arena Theatre – The legendary powerhouse band with decades of gold and platinum albums takes the stage in Southwest Houston. $39.59 and up. 7pm.
- Jordi Baizan in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – The Texas singer-songwriter stops by Upper Kirby to play material from his latest album, The Love in You. $30 and up. 7pm.
- Kenny Chesney in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney is known for packing stadiums in the summer, and he’ll head to the Woodlands for his highly-anticipated Here and Now tour. $39.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Houston Bernard in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – The Woodlands music venue hosts Alaska-native and country music singer Houston Bernard, who draws upon his family’s rich country and rockabilly musical roots with upbeat tunes and powerhouse vocals. $15. 8pm.
- Lecture: Leslie Umberger on Self Taught Artists at Menil Drawing Institute | FREE – The curator of folk and self-taught art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., discusses “gamechangers”—artists whose works changed the story of art in the United States. 8pm.
- The Suffers Album Release Concert at the Secret Group – Houston’s own soul slingers celebrate their latest release, It Starts With Love, It Ends With Love Part 1, with an album party in EaDo. $25 and up. 8pm.
- Jackopierce in Concert at Main Street Crossing – Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce, aka Jackopierce, celebrate over 30 years of music-making with a stop in Tomball. $32. 8pm.
- More Great Things to Do All 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, June 3, 2022
- Houston SaberCats vs. Austin Gilgronis at Aveva Stadium – The SaberCats play their final home game of the regular season against Austin, just before the playoffs. $15 and up. 6pm.
- Baseera Khan: Weight on History Opening Reception at Moody Center for the Arts | FREE – The Rice University arts center hosts the first solo exhibition of Texas-native multidisciplinary artist Baseera Khan, who explores the commodification of politics and the body through an artistic lens. 6pm to 8pm.
- Fireworks Summer Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk | No Cover – Get summer rolling on the Boardwalk with amusement rides and fresh-catch dinner, then groove to live music and a spectacular fireworks show. 6pm to 10pm.
- Ben Rector in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The Nashville-based singer-songwriter with seven studio albums under his belt takes the stage Downtown in support of this latest, The Joy of Music. $35 and up. 7pm.
- Houston Dash vs. Orlando Pride at PNC Stadium – It’s 713 night on the pitch, where you can see the Dash take on Marta, Sydney Leroux and ex-Houston keeper Erin McLeod. Get in the gates for $7 and enjoy dollar dogs and $3 beer. $7 and up. 7:30pm.
- Steely Dan in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers pass through the Woodlands on their 2022 Absolutely Normal Tour. $29.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Back in Black: The AC/DC Tribute at House of Blues | FREE with RSVP – Flash back to the ’80s with a highly energetic tribute concert featuring AC/DC’s hits. Metallica tribute band No Remorse opens the show. $15 and up, but free with RSVP before Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6pm. 8pm.
- Tiwa Savage in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The downstairs stage at White Oak hosts Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage as she delivers songs from her 2021 Afrobeats album, Water & Garri. $37 and up. 8pm.
- Dance Of The Cosmos at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Silambam Houston brings a show that celebrates the powerful imagery of Shiva, the Cosmic Dancer in Indian mythology, through four different Indian classical dance forms. 8:30pm.
- Valentino Khan at Stereo Live – The LA-based DJ and producer heads to West Houston’s home for electronic music, bringing a night of trap tracks and collabs. $15. 10pm.
- More Great Things to Do All 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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