Updated Friday, August 5 at 6:20pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7, 2022.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- Houston Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily – Houston Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser returns for another month-plus of tasty food, drink, good times and charity. As always, more than 200 local restaurants will offer prix fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner (and even to-go), with a set dollar donation from each meal sold benefiting the Houston Food Bank and its mission to end hunger and provide food for better lives. Brunch and lunch options are $25; dinner ranges from $39 to $55. Times vary by location.
- Jurassic Quest at NRG Center | Daily – Walk among the nation’s biggest herd of life-size, animatronic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest arrives at NRG Center. From the largest predators, such as the mighty T-Rex, to playful baby dinos, experience them as they were when they roamed the earth billions of years ago. Friends and family are invited to explore fossil digs, jump into science and art activities, enjoy inflatable attractions, and more at this one-of-a-kind dinosaur event. $22 for ages 2 and up; $19 for ages 65+; $36 for an unlimited pass to all rides and activities for ages 2 to 12. Times vary.
- Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Round Rock Express at Constellation Field | Daily – The six-game series sees the Space Cowboys face off against Central Texas’ Round Rock Express, including giveaways, a fireworks celebration on Friday, and more themed nights and offers. $7 and up. Times vary.
- Comedian Kevin Hart at Toyota Center | Thursday & Friday – Back to the stage for his first tour in more than four years, comedian and actor Kevin Hart brings his Reality Check Tour to Downtown’s Toyota Center for back-to-back nights of brand new material and pressing thoughts for the audience. $49.50 and up. 7pm.
- Houston Texans Training Camp at NRG Park | Friday & Saturday | FREE – Ahead of mid-August’s opening preseason games, the Texans return to training camp and you can get a look at the squad with a free ticket to morning sessions over the next few weeks. Free with registration; while supplies last. 8am to 10am.
- Harvest Festival at Messina Hof Winery | Friday & Saturday – The winery’s annual Harvest Festival is back for its 45th year at the Bryan Estate. Every weekend in August, the family-friendly event celebrates the tradition of picking and stomping the very grapes that go directly into Messina Hof’s wines, with fun activities from a Wine Cellar Tour & Dinner and Outdoor Gourmet BBQ to Murder Mystery Nights. Prices and times vary.
- Comedian Eddie Griffin at the Improv | Friday & Saturday – The longtime funnyman and actor, who’s appeared in more than 50 films, brings his newest material to the stage for back-to-back nights at the Improv. Tickets are sold by the table; $120 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- Tax-Free Weekend at Memorial City Mall | Friday to Sunday – Memorial City offers extended shopping hours and back-to-school giveaways during Texas’ official Tax-Free Weekend. For these three days, shoppers can save on everything they need for back-to-school, with many stores offering additional special sales—plus, try your hand at winning a backpack filled with school supplies and gift cards every half hour from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday. Shopping hours are 10am to 9pm on Friday and Saturday; 10am to 8pm on Sunday.
- 46th Annual Hunters Extravaganza at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday – The hunters expo returns to NRG to get Texas hunters ready for the upcoming fall season, showcasing and offering hunting products, accessories, clothing, rifles, knives, archery equipment, and much more. $20; $10 for ages 6 to 17. Times vary.
- Abilities Expo at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday – The Abilities Expo fills the floor at NRG with products, technologies and resources designed to help differently-abled people find services, goods and insights to up their game. The community embracing expo also features adaptive sports, fun dance opportunities, cosplay, info-packed workshops and more. Free with advance registration; NRG parking is $20 per vehicle. Times vary.
White Linen Night, Summer Markets & More Destinations
- White Linen Night in the Heights | Many FREE or No Cover – One of the most beloved annual traditions in the Heights returns with special pop-up events, entertainment, offers, and more around the Greater Heights, including the original official site of the event along historic 19th Street. Most events kick off by 6pm, but times vary.
- 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.
- 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.
- Is God Is at Rec Room Arts | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend – This Houston premiere is the story of sisters who travel from the Dirty South to the California desert, out to extract revenge. In their quest for justice, they’ll remove anyone in their way. “Step aside Quentin Tarantino,” raved the New York Times about this darkly comic play. $20 and up. Thursday to Saturday at 7:30pm.
- Catastrophic Theatre presents Tamarie Cooper’s Live In-Person Sticky Sweet Summer Show at MATCH | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend – 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.
- Houston Shakespeare Festival: King Lear & Cymbeline at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend | FREE – On alternating nights, the Houston Shakespeare Festival brings the bard to the stage at Miller Outdoor, performing original productions of King Lear and Cymbeline. 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.
- Houston Texans Home Games at NRG Stadium | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored – Save on 2022 Texans games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
- Tejas Chocolate & BBQ Pop-Up at Ingenious Brewing Company | No Cover – The Humble brewery hosts Tomball’s Tejas Chocolate & BBQ for a night of their award-winning ‘cue and decadent desserts that pair well with the creative offerings on tap. 4pm to 8pm.
- Art of Paper Opening Reception at Laura Rathe Fine Art | FREE – In River Oaks, the fine art galley presents Art of Paper, a group exhibition featuring new works form 12 international and national contemporary artists. The opening reception will offer champagne, live music and skillful art. 5pm to 8pm.
- Blackwood Skyfarm Pop-Up at Post Houston | No Cover – Head to Post’s front plaza where you can taste, learn and take home fresh local food from farms across Houston. Plus, take to the rooftop and check out a tour of the Skyfarm, where more than 600 plants are growing for a late summer harvest. This event aims to connect Houstonians with farm fresh foods as well as invite them to be a part of the city’s green future. 5pm to 8pm.
- Steak Night at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | No Cover – Chef Daniel Ajtai from Yong at Finn Hall shows off his culinary skills on an open flame and offers up a menu featuring Korean ribeye steak and more at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. 5:30pm to 9pm.
- National IPA Day at Creekwood Grill | No Cover – The Cypress-area grill celebrates Naitonal IPA Day with strong offerings from two of Houston’s breweries, SpindleTap and No Label Brewing. 6pm.
- Houston Jazz Collective in Concert at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | FREE – Inspired by CAMH’s Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks exhibition, the Houston Jazz Collective presents a specially curated pan-Africanist jazz fusion concert. 6:30pm.
- Texas Flood in Concert at Heritage Park | FREE – The outdoor park in Downtown Conroe hosts Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute act, Texas Flood, for a night of guitar wailing and classic blues. 7pm.
- Comedian Quincy Johnson II at the Secret Group – The comedian and actor lands at EaDo’s Secret Group for a live album recording performance. $15. 7pm.
- Harry Potter Trivia at Walking Stick Brewery – If you’ve been paying attention in Potions class, then you might do well in this challenging Harry Potter trivia sesh, with questions created, written and hosted by super fans of the wizarding world. $8 per person. 7pm to 9pm.
- Metalachi in Concert at Warehouse Live – Out of Hollywood comes the world’s premiere heavy metal mariachi outfit, Metalachi, who arrive in EaDo to perform songs from their three studio albums. $20 and up. 8pm.
- Mike Stinson in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – The Houston-based country singer-songwriter steps up to the mic at McGonigel’s for a late show. $30 and up. 9:30pm.
- 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, August 5, 2022
- Free Cookie Day at Crumbl Cookies Oak Forest | FREE – Pop into the delicious new cookie shop in Oak Forest and snag your own fresh, lip-smacking chocolate chip cookie. 8am to midnight.
- Mid Summer Bash at Warehouse Live – Houston Hemp Market and the Gas Station join forces for a local vendor pop-up featuring food, music from DJ Loza, and more. $5 in advance; $10 at the door. 6pm to 11pm.
- All Access Art Market at Finn Hall | No Cover – Shop local artists and artisans at this monthly market in Downtown Houston. This month’s theme is tattoo art. 6pm to 11pm.
- Explore, Experiment & Express at Houston Botanic Garden – Brooke Summer-Perry introduces participants to the elements of art and techniques with watercolor, colored pencil, and oil pastels. $20. 6:30pm.
- Three 6 Mafia in Concert at House of Blues – Hip hop duo Three Six Mafia makes their way to Downtown Houston to perform their chart-topping hits spanning three decades. $59.50 and up. 8pm.
- The Breakfast Club Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – The 1985 John Hughes–directed classic gets a screening at the historic Market Square Park in Downtown Houston. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged; drinks and food available for purchase. 8pm.
- Big Time Rush in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Heartthrob pop boy band Big Time Rush headlines in Sugar Land with Spencer Sutherland opening the show. $29.95 and up. 8pm.
- Coin in Concert at Bayou Music Center – The Nashville pop rock trio bring their latest album, Uncanny Valley, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard Heatseeker charts. $29.50 and up. 8pm.
- War on the Catwalk at Wortham Center – Stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race take to the catwalk to battle it out with live stage performances, featuring Krystal Versace, The Vivienne, Kita Mean, Kornbread and others. $39.50 and up. 8pm.
- Franz Ferdinand in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand, known for singles like “Take Me Out” and “Do You Want To,” performs in the Northside for their Houston fans to enjoy. $40. 8pm.
- Nastia in Concert at Rise Rooftop – The Ukrainian DJ out of Kyiv comes to Midtown’s Rise Rooftop for a powerful night of techno, featuring local artists Csilla, b2b, JJ Malave, and Sabinin. $20 and up. 10pm.
- DJ Claptone in Concert at Stereo Live – The German house and techno DJ takes the stage in West Houston for a pulse-pounding set. $18. 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.
Things to Do on Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7, 2022.
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