The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: August 5 to 7, 2022

The inimitable Tamarie Cooper closes her "Sticky Sweet Summer Show" at MATCH | Courtesy of Catastrophic Theatre

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, August 5 to Sunday, August 7, 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: August 5 to 7, 2022

  • Houston Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily | Opening Weekend – 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.
  • Comedian Kevin Hart at Toyota Center | Thursday, August 4 & Friday, August 5 – 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.
  • Catastrophic Theatre presents Tamarie Cooper’s Live In-Person Sticky Sweet Summer Show at MATCH | Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, August 6 | 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.
  • Jurassic Quest at NRG Center | Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7 – 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.
Garth Brooks stops by Houston on his worldwide Stadium Tour | Courtesy of Garth Brooks
  • Samuel Fosso: African Spirits at the Menil Collection | Friday, August 5 | Opening Day | FREE – Photographs by the African artist are on display in this exhibition which has Samuel Fosso portraying prominent figures of the 20th century Black liberation movements, including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Patrice Lumumba, Angela Davis, and others. On view through Sunday, January 15, 2023. 11am to 7pm.
  • The Breakfast Club Movie Screening at Market Square Park | Friday, August 5 | 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.
  • War on the Catwalk at Wortham Center | Friday, August 5 – 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.
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6 | FREE – The final two performances of the Houston Shakespeare Festival grace the stage in Hermann Park. King Lear will be presented on Friday night, with Cymbeline to follow on Saturday. 8pm.
Onion Creek on White Oak takes part in White Linen Night festivities this weekend | Courtesy of Onion Creek Cafe
  • White Linen Night in the Heights | Saturday, August 6 – The original White Linen Night returns to the Heights, with 19th Street shops, restaurants, vendors and artists welcoming locals for a stroll through the ‘hood. Plus, other spots get in on the fun, too, including a block party along White Oak to a DJ-fueled fiesta at Onion Creek Bar & Grill. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Wiz Khalifa & Logic in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, August 6 – Hip hop artists Wiz Khalifa and Logic team up to co-headline their Vinyl Verse Tour 2022. $29.50 and up. 6:30pm.
  • 3rd Annual Mariachi Festival: A Tribute to Vicente Fernández at Wortham Center | Saturday, August 6 – In tribute to the legendary Mexican singer-songwriter, Vicente Fernández, the third annual mariachi fest will gather groups like Mariachi 7 Leguas, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Ballet Folklorico, and the University of Houston Mariachi Pumas for a night of singalong classics. $45.99 and up. 7pm.
  • Garth Brooks in Concert at NRG Stadium | Saturday, August 6 – Country music legend Garth Brooks stops by Houston for the final United States date on his worldwide Stadium Tour. $89.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Silent Disco Party at Post Houston | Saturday, August 6 – Take part in an immersive dance night at Post in Downtown where you can don a pair of wireless headphones with 3 channels of music, giving you the power to choose your groove. $24 and up. 8pm to midnight.
  • Bandella in Concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston | Saturday, August 6 – Led by popular astronaut Chris Hadfield (who went viral in a shot-from-space music video set to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”), this group of fellow space travelers blends folk, Americana, bluegrass and jazz, while also taking questions from the audience and sharing tales from their years as astronauts. $18 and up. 8pm.
  • PAH presents Comedy Bang! Bang! Live at Wortham Center | Sunday, August 7 – Celebrating its 13th anniversary, the popular podcast and IFC television show led by outlandish comedian Scott Aukerman makes its way to Downtown for a live show on the Wortham Center stage. $45.75 and up. 7pm.

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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.