Updated Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 6:17pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26, 2022.
This weekend, Pride celebrations hit a fever pitch with the return of the annual parade and festival, plus you can pack your weekend with concerts, comedy performances, and plenty of other great ways to spend your time in Houston eating, drinking and having fun.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- Comedian Damon Wayans at Houston Improv | Daily – Across six sets in four nights, the legendary comedian and actor brings his genius for laughter to the Improv stage for can’t-miss comedy. Tickets are sold by the table; $90 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Tacoma Rainiers at Constellation Field | Daily – The Space Cowboys wrap up a six-game series with Tacoma, featuring themed nights at the ballpark with drink discounts, fireworks on Friday, a postgame wrestling match on Saturday, and more. $7 and up. Times vary.
- Fade to Black Festival at MATCH | Thursday to Saturday – Celebrate up-and-coming Black playwrights at this 10th annual culturally diverse and community-based event. $25 in advance and $35 at the door; VIP options available. 8pm.
- Comedian Michael Ian Black at the Secret Group | Friday & Saturday – One-third of the comedy troupe Stella, and known for his roles in Wet Hot American Summer and other projects across TV and the silver screen, Michael Ian Black does two nights at the EaDo comedy club. $25. 8pm.
- Pop Cats at Silver Street Studios | Saturday & Sunday – Enjoy two days of cat-themed festivities with kitty playgrounds, merch, photo ops, art, live music, cat adoptions and more. $18. 11am to 5pm.
Pride Weekend, Summer Markets & More Event Destinations
- Pride Parties & Events in Houston | Daily – Get your party plans in order with our guide to all the happenings this week and beyond throughout Pride Month in Houston.
- Summer Markets in Greater Houston – Shop local and fresh from the farm with our guide to weekly and monthly markets taking place in all corners of Greater Houston.
- Must Do Things in Texas City – Hit the fishing pier, take a dip, grub on some stellar BBQ and more with our guide to 5 Must Do Things in Texas City.
- 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.
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.
- Massacre: Sing to Your Children at Alta Arts | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Oscar-nominated playwright Jose Rivera, best known for his screenplay The Motorcycle Diaries, presents his latest political yet poetic work about eight people from a small town who commit a gruesome act. $20. 8pm.
- Noir at Alley Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | Ongoing – Inspired by classic film noir, this world premiere musical is the story of a lonely man who begins eavesdropping on the couple next door, drawn deeper into intrigue and deceit. $28 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Ballet presents La Sylphide at Wortham Theater Center | Friday to Sunday | Final Weekend – The oldest ballet in existence; this is the story of a Scottish farmer who finds himself enchanted by a Sylph—a beautiful, winged creature—on the eve of his wedding. What will the cost of his betrayal be? $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Born With Teeth at Alley Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend – This world premiere of Liz Duffy Adams’ play looks at what happens when two of the greatest writers of all time—Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare—meet in the back room of a pub to write a play. Expect intrigue, danger and egos in equal measure. $47 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Boiling Point Players presents Crumbs at Silver Street Studios | Friday & Saturday | Final Weekend – Experience a re-imagining of the classic Hansel and Gretel fairy tale that follows two sisters grappling with their journey into adulthood—with musing on childhood innocence, personal loss, and the inscrutability of memory—as they find their way and discover the witch. 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 23, 2022
- Lunch and Learn: The Buzz About Bees at Architecture Center Houston – Spend a lunch hour in Downtown learning why bees are so crucial to our survival at Architecture Center Houston’s current exhibition, Architecture of Bees. $5 and up. Noon to 1pm.
- Pride Houston presents Lounge One at Secret Garden HTX | FREE with RSVP – The Bravery Chef Hall in Downtown hosts a wellness oasis and sober celebration of self-care to begin Pride Weekend. Enjoy a spritz bar, healthy bites, live entertainment and wellness activities for a calming and healing experience. Free, but limited to the first 150 people. RSVP by Monday, June 20. 4pm to 8pm.
- Houston Rockets NBA Draft Watch Party at Post Houston | FREE with RSVP – Take to the Skylawn at Post Houston in Downtown to watch the NBA Draft take place, where the Houston Rockets select third. Rockets legends will swing by the event, plus you can take part in games, prizes, giveaways and more. Free with RSVP; $30 for reserved seating. 5pm to 10pm.
- Pride Houston presents Rock the Runway Fashion Show at Rise Rooftop – Pride Houston 365 returns to the runway with a celebration of haute styles, the latest fashions in ladies’ evening wear, and plenty of avant-garde statements from LGBTQIA+ designers. $5 in advance; VIP options available. 6pm to 11pm.
- Summer Trivia Night at CityPlace | FREE – Test your knowledge of ’80s and ’90s music trivia at the outdoor trivia night in Spring. 7pm.
- Book Talk: The Ravine by Dr. Wendy Lower at Holocaust Museum Houston | FREE – Listen to the National Jewish Book Award recipient talk about her latest release, The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed. 6pm to 7:30pm.
- Houston Symphony presents Summer Neighborhood Concerts: Movement & Music at Kashmere High School | FREE – Enjoy an evening of dance-inspired pieces from around the world at this Houston Symphony concert series that brings musicians local venues across town. Arrive early and participate in musical activities like the Instrument Petting Zoo. 7:30pm.
- Trouble Film Screening at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | FREE – Watch as American filmmaker Mariah Garnett, best known for her experimental documentary modes of filmmaking, connects with her estranged Northern Irish father and discovers new things about his political past. 7:30pm.
- Lady Bunny at Warehouse Live – The iconic New York City drag queen comes to Houston for a night of razor-sharp wit, sensational humor and laugh-out-loud moments from the living legend. $25 in advance; $29 day of show. 8pm.
- DNVRMX presents Pride Opening Party at the Eagle | No Cover – Pride Weekend kicks off at The Eagle in Montrose, featuring guest DJ Oscar Velazquez. 10pm to 2am.
- 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 24, 2022
- Pollinator Walks at Lost Lake at Buffalo Bayou Park | FREE – Take a morning walk with Dr. Gabriela Sosa, Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s Conservation Manager and a Texas A&M Agrilife Extension expert, along Buffalo Bayou and learn to identify native plants and flowers that need bees, butterflies and hummingbirds for pollination. 8:30am.
- Mewithoutyou in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The indie rock band draws its 20-year career to a close with a farewell tour that brings them through White Oak’s downstairs stage. $30. 7pm.
- Summer Trivia Night at CityPlace | FREE – Test your knowledge of ’80s and ’90s music trivia at the outdoor trivia night. 7pm.
- Kid Rock, with Foreigner & Trey Lewis in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Detroit-based musician has spanned multiple genres and now lands in The Woodlands on his first U.S. tour in three years. Foreigner and Trey Lewis open the show. $54.50 and up. 7pm.
- Keshi in Concert at House of Blues – The Houston-native dropped his debut studio album, Gabriel, in late March, and brings his acclaimed sound of smooth falsetto over hip-hop bangers to the stage at House of Blues. $35. 7pm.
- New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band in Concert at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – You’ll feel like you’re in the French Quarter while listening to live music from the New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band at a free concert in Sugar Land. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- Rainbow on the Green at Discovery Green | FREE – A lineup of great entertainment, including Houston’s powerhouse vocalist Christina Wells and “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet,” the Kinsey Sicks will take the stage at Discovery Green’s annual Pride event emceed by Houston Life host Derrick Shore. 7pm to 10pm.
- Comedian Marlon Wayans at Bayou Music Center – While his brother does four nights at the Improv, Marlon Wayans brings his own brand of side-splitting comedy to Downtown’s Bayou Music Center for a one night–only show while on the Microphone Fiend Tour. $49 and up. 7:30pm.
- Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings Movie Screening at Levy Park | No Cover – Watch an outdoor screening of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at Levy Park near Greenway Plaza. Side Dough will be on-site with snacks and drinks for the perfect movie night. 8:30pm.
- Musical Chair-ity at CityCentre – Rekindle your childhood memories of musical chairs by playing for nonprofit Bear Houston, which provides help for abused and neglected children and the caseworkers that protect them. Prizes will be awarded to the finalists and a grand champion. $10 to play. 8:30pm.
- Jesús Adrián Romero in Concert at Hobby Center – Arriving in Downtown while on El Tour de la Esperanza, the Latin Grammy-nominated Christian singer from Mexico brings his message of hope and faith to the Hobby Center. $35 and up. 8:30pm.
- Apollo Chamber Players present Moonstrike at Miller Outdoor Theatre – The chamber orchestra takes the stage in Hermann Park to deliver a multi-cultural program of music and art inspired by Native American moon legends, Turkish folk music and poetry. 8:30pm.
- Pride Houston 365 presents Eden 2022 at Rise Rooftop – Dedicated to the strong women of Houston’s LGBT+ community, Pride Houston 365 hosts their annual Eden party at Rise Rooftop. $10 and up. 9pm to 2am.
- 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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