The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: July 15 to 17, 2022

Vertigo's "One, One & One" comes to Miller Outdoor for a free dance performance | Courtesy of Vertigo Dance Company

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with our 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17, 2022.

Every weekend, Houston has plenty of happenings to be found around town—but which ones are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of outings?

We’ve whittled down our extensive Weekend Guide to offer you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.

Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all of our weekend picks with the 365 Houston Weekend Guide, or comb through our Calendar for even more events, activities, and things to do this weekend.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: July 15 to 17, 2022

  • Mixers & Elixirs at Houston Museum of Natural Science | Friday, July 15 – Party amid prehistory when HMNS returns with another edition of its popular Mixers & Elixirs series, which offers a dancefloor to groove on, along with cash bars and local food trucks on hand. $25. 7pm.
  • Comicpalooza 2022 at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 – The annual comics and pop culture convention returns to Houston for a weekend of celebrity meet-and-greets, cosplay, one-of-a-kind local vendors, panels and more. Tickets start at $25 for adults; $6 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 – The ‘Stros play host to bottom of their division when the Oakland Athletics come to town for a three-game series. Special nights include a Lance McCullers jersey giveaway on Friday, NASA Night on Saturday, and an Orbit “greenie” baby on Sunday. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • Simprov at MATCH | Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 | Opening Weekend – From Obie Award–winning playwright Laurence Klavan comes this serious and surreal comedy about technology, entertainment and identity. $25. Times vary.
The Mid-Main venue celebrates 22 years with a birthday bash on Saturday | Courtesy of Continental Club
  • Saint Arnold’s Pub Crawl in Downtown | Saturday, July 16 – Houston’s oldest brewery will host its ever-popular Saint Arnold’s Pub Crawl through Downtown, hitting some of the Historic District’s favorite bars starting with a punch card pickup at 2pm. The fun runs until 6pm, when crawlers will meet up at Market Square Park to receive their official Saint Arnold pint glass and enjoy an after party with live music and Greek eats from Niko Niko’s (available for purchase). 2pm to 6pm.
  • IGBO Fest at Discovery Green | Saturday, July 16 | FREE – Take part in a cultural folklore festival that promotes the music, culture and traditional dances of Igbo peoples from Nigeria. 3pm to 10pm.
  • Pretty Darn Small: A Tiny Art, Art Show at Hardy & Nance Studios | Saturday, July 16 | FREE – The near-Downtown art studio presents an exhibition from local artists that have created artwork that is no bigger than 4 inches. 5pm to 9pm.
  • 22nd Anniversary Bash at the Continental Club | Saturday, July 16 | No Cover – Get ready for a good time in celebration of the Mid-Main concert venue and backyard dive, Continental Club, when they host a Customer Appreciation Party honoring 22 years of service, with a packed concert lineup featuring Johnny Falstaff, the Allen Oldies Band, Bayou City Funk, KALO, the Mighty Orq and others. 7pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars at PNC Stadium | Saturday, July 16 – This match sees two of NWSL’s strongest squads going at it on the pitch of PNC Stadium. $12 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Los Hermanos/The Brothers Movie Screening & Concert at Post Houston | Saturday, July 16 | FREE – Catch a screening of this documentary centered on two separated Afro-Cuban musician brothers, who grow up through parallel lives, yearning to collaborate musically for the first time. Following the screening, the brothers themselves, Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán, will perform for the crowd in attendance. 7:30pm.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, July 16 – The cast of VH1’s hit competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race, hit the stage in Sugar Land for a thrilling show. $49.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Vertigo: One, One & One at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, July 16 | FREE – Take in a multi-sensory performance from Israeli-based Vertigo Dance Company when they present One, One & One, which sees dancers atop a dirt-covered stage, exploring our connection to the natural world. 8pm.
Mary Lynn Rajskub swings by for one night at the Improv on Sunday | Courtesy of Mary Lynn Rajskub
  • Yoga on the Lawn at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Sunday, July 17 – Find your center at one of the city’s premier green habitats when Yogaleena School of Yoga hosts a Vinyasa Flow class that is accessible to all levels. $15. 9am to 10am.
  • Kids Let’s Party Fest at Levy Park | Sunday, July 17 – Celebrate Kids Day with a packed Party Fest at Levy Park, featuring performances from Adassa—who plays Delores in Encanto—along with That Girl Lay Lay from Nickelodeon, a Selena tribute from Isabel Marie, appearances by Houston sports mascots, and much more. $24.99 and up. Noon to 8pm.
  • Comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub at Houston Improv | Sunday, July 17 – Found in shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and alongside Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love, the actor and comedian performs one-night only at West Houston’s Improv. Tickets are sold by the table; $40 for 2, and up. 7:30pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.