Updated Wednesday, July 27 at 10:15pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31, 2022.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- Houston Shakespeare Festival: King Lear & Cymbeline at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Daily – On alternating nights, the Houston Shakespeare Festival brings the bard to the stage at Miller Outdoor, performing original productions of King Lear (Thursday and Saturday) and Cymbeline (Friday and Sunday). Times vary.
- Anime Matsuri at George R. Brown Convention Center | Daily – Immerse yourself in a weekend of anime and Japanese pop culture with the return of this 16th annual convention that features cosplay, art vendors, concerts, video games, and much more. Day passes start at $45; $90 for a weekend pass. $40 for a kids weekend pass (ages 6 to 12); free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
- Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | Daily – The Astros fend off the Seattle Mariners in a four-game series at Minute Maid Park. Giveaways include a Yordan Alvarez jersey on Friday, an Alex Bregman bobblehead on Saturday, and an Astros tiara for Princess Day on Sunday. $27 and up. Times vary.
- Comedian Ian Bagg at Improv Houston | Thursday to Saturday – Best known for his talk show appearances and Comedy Central Presents, the Canadian comedian is notorious for his “no topic spared” sets. Tickets are sold by the table; $60 for 2 and up. Times vary.
- The Great Texas Mosquito Festival at Clute Municipal Park | Thursday to Saturday – Southwest of Houston, this annual festival offers days of fun with cornhole tournaments, music headliners, a carnival, and more in honor of the little bloodsucker. Tickets to the festival are $10; $25 for carnival wristbands. $5 for ages 6 to 12 and 65+. Times vary.
- Jerry Fest at Last Concert Cafe | Friday & Saturday – Throwback to the hippie days with Grateful Dead tribute band, Deadeye, across two days that also includes Watermelon Fest at the longtime near-Downtown haunt. $20 in advance; $25 day of. 8pm.
- Common with Houston Symphony in Concert at Hobby Center | Friday & Saturday – Experience the Grammy Award-winning artist, actor, and philanthropist, Common, as he joins the Houston Symphony for a special twist on some of his biggest hits at Hobby Center. $34. 7:30pm.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents Phil Hanley at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – From late night experiences to comedy festival stages and beyond, the Canadian comedian finds his way to Montrose’s Rudyard’s stage for back-to-back-nights of gut-busting routines. $15 and up. Times vary.
Things to Do in Richmond, Summer Markets & More Destinations
- Things to Do in Richmond – Chart a day of slow-smoked ‘que, local brews and a range of wines, live music and more at this Texas community southwest of 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.
- 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.
- The Real Inspector Hound at Main Street Theater | Daily | Ongoing – Catch a performance of this new whodunit play that spoofs Agatha Christie-style murders at the small but mighty theater in Rice Village. $39 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Catastrophic Theatre presents Tamarie Cooper’s Live In-Person Sticky Sweet Summer Show at MATCH | Daily | Ongoing – The irrepressible, energetic, wild wit of Tamarie Cooper is back in this uproarious original production. Expect feral actors, dancing egg rolls and other hilarity across a show that delivers music and comedy in equal measures. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35. Showtimes vary.
- Clue at Alley Theatre | Daily | Ongoing – The Alley Theatre presents a live stage production inspired by the classic cult whodunit movie and board game, Clue. Murder and blackmail are on the menu at a dinner party when six guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget… if they make it out alive. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Stages presents Dream: The Music of the Everly Brothers at the Gordy | Daily | Ongoing – With their tight harmonies and songs that unmistakably captured the innocence of young love, the Everly Brothers left an enduring legacy on music, which DREAM explores through their story and 25 of their songs. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- AD Players presents The Sound of Music at the George Theater | Daily | Ongoing – The beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is the story of a nun named Maria who is sent to be the governess for the von Trapp family in the last years before the Nazi invasion of Austria. Against a backdrop of the world changing, Maria finds love, holds fast to her faith and discovers her true purpose. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Sarah Sings a Love Story at Ensemble Theatre | Daily | Final Weekend – This regional premiere celebrates the love of Elaine and Russell, married for 30 years, through the music and life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan. $41 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Main Street Theater for Youth presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at MATCH | Saturday & Sunday | Final Weekend – This family-friendly musical is the story of a magical car and a family that embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Featuring songs by the Sherman Brothers (of Mary Poppins and other Disney classics), this is sure to delight young and young-at-heart alike. $20 and up. Showtimes vary.
- H.M.S. Pinafore at Hobby Center | Saturday & Sunday | Final Weekend – Houston’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents the 70th anniversary of the hysterical love story H.M.S. Pinafore featuring the very last performance of English castmate Alistair Donkin. $29 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, July 28, 2022
- Tiny Trekkers at Houston Arboretum – Young explorers ages 2 to 4 are invited to this Thursday series of hands-on nature exploration at the Arboretum. This week’s theme is Colors of Nature. $12. Sessions at 9:30am and 11am.
- New Hope Club at House of Blues Houston – The British pop trio jumps the pond for a summer tour in support of their newest tracks, “Girl Who Does Both” and “Getting Better.” $18. 6:30pm.
- The Parent Trap Movie Screening at First Colony Mall | FREE – Cozy up to First Colony Mall’s giant outdoor screen to watch the 90’s hit, The Parent Trap starring Lindsay Lohan. 7pm.
- Riesling & Raclette: Wine & Cheese Pairing at Messina Hof Winery – Join the experts at Messina Hof Winery to learn about perfect pairings of wine and cheese. $34.95 and up. 7pm.
- Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert Tour at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Disney Concerts brings this production to the stage in the Woodlands, featuring the entire full-length animated film, Encanto, along with an on-stage band that will perform all of the record-breaking hit songs like the earworm “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, plus “The Family Madrigal”, “Surface Pressure”, and more. $25 and up; 15% off when you use promocode BRUNO15 at checkout. 7:30pm.
- Memphis May Fire in Concert at Warehouse Live – The metalcore band from Dallas will play a live set in EaDo on their Remade in Misery Tour. $25 in advance; $30 and up at the door. 7:30pm.
- Comedian Deece Casillas at New Magnolia Brewing | No Cover – Best known for his stints on LMAO TV, Apple Comedy, Comedy Channel and as the host of The Social Hour, comedian Deece Casillas brings the laughs to New Magnolia Brewing in the Timbergrove area. 7:30pm.
- Strfkr in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Since their debut in 2007, the musical trio Strfkr has amassed six albums and hit after dance party hit. The Portland-based group stops by White Oak on their summer 2022 tour. $20 in advance; $22 at the door. 8pm.
- Comedian Sarah Sherman at the Secret Group – A recent addition to the Saturday Night Live cast, the comedian who also goes by Sarah Squirm has toured the country with unconventional routines that have had her open for outside-the-box comedians like Eric Andre. $20 in advance; $30 day of show. 8pm.
- Must Die! in Concert at Stereo Live – Houston’s own dubstep sensation, DJ and producer plays a live set at Stereo Live. $8. 10pm.
- 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, July 29, 2022
- Third Eye Blind in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Best known for their hit song “Semi-Charmed Life”, the rock act Third Eye Blind performs live at White Oak Music Hall. Taking Back Sunday opens the show. $49.50 and up. 6pm.
- Friday Night Market & Summer Concert Series at Redemption Square | FREE – Enjoy live music, kids entertainment, lawn games, open air shopping, cold drinks and more at this recurring outdoor market in northeast Houston. 6pm to 9pm.
- Friday Night Fever: Beginner’s Salsa Dance Lessons at M-K-T | FREE – KDENCE Studio guides participants through an hour-long introduction to basic salsa moves, followed by a fun 30-minute dance session. 6pm.
- Camilo Septimo & Francisca Valenzuela in Concert at House of Blues Houston – The Mexican indie pop group joins with American Chilean pop singer Francisca Valenzuela for a Houston stop on the Galáctica Tour. $35 and up. 7pm.
- MIA Paint & Sip at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – Combine mixology and painting in the inspiring environment at the BSNM in Museum District. PourMe Perfections will teach students how to mix up delicious cocktails and artist Laura Luna will lead a fun-filled paint class. $35 and up. 7pm to 9pm.
- Dude Perfect presents That’s Happy Summer Tour at Toyota Center – The YouTube sensations gather in Downtown for a night of their signature trick shots, stunts, and off-the-wall skits. $29 and up. 7pm.
- 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. $10 and up. 8pm.
- Comedian Kurtis Conner at 713 Music Hall – Gathering hundreds of thousands of followers on Vine and later on YouTube and TikTok, the popular comedian and creator takes the stage at Post Houston in Downtown. $40 and up. 8pm.
- Ian Moore in Concert at Heights Theater – The singer-songwriter out of Seattle takes the stage in the Heights with opener, Sparky Parker Band. $22 and up. 8pm.
- Cruella Movie Screening at Levy Park | FREE – Bring a picnic blanket or park chair to enjoy the outdoor screening of the 2021 Disney film starring Emma Stone, Cruella. 8:30pm.
- Sara Van Buskirk in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Better known as SVB, the Texas-based songwriter and musician takes the stage to play the contemporary folk and Americana music she is known for. Tickets are sold by the table; $60 for 2 and up. 9:30pm.
- Don Diablo in Concert at Stereo Live – Dutch DJ, digital artist, record producer, musician and EDM songwriter Don Diablo spins a set at Stereo Live. $20. 10pm.
- Rafa Barrios at BauHaus – Back in Houston after a previous US tour, Rafa Barrios is a self-described studio addict, touring DJ, and label manager. $10 if entering before 11:30pm; $20 after 11:30pm. 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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