Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: August 8 to 14, 2022

713 Music Hall hosts a live performance of the popular podcast, How Did This Get Made? | Courtesy of How Did This Get Made?

Updated Friday, August 5, 2022 at 3:55pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, August 8 to Sunday, August 14, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, August 8 to Sunday, August 14, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • 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.
  • Artists on Site Studio Tour: Luisa Duarte & Matt Manalo at Asia Society Texas | Wednesday, August 10 | FREE – Midway through a six-week residency of Asia Society’s Artists On Site: Series 3, featured artists Luisa Duarte and Matt Manalo offer an intimate studio tour of their works-in-progress. Free with registration. 6:30pm.
  • Los Lobos in Concert at the Heights Theater | Wednesday, August 10 – Returning to touring after the death of co-founder Francisco González, Los Lobos brings an evening of their Grammy-winning latest album, Native Sons, along with other fan favorites. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
  • Sixties Mania Show at Post Houston | Wednesday, August 10 – The Fab 5 head up to Post’s Skylawn for a groovy night of sixties classics from bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Motown, the Kinks and much more. $20. 8pm.
  • Comedian Celeste Barber at 713 Music Hall | Thursday, August 11 – Australian comedian, actor and writer Celeste Barber brings her Fine, Thanks Tour stateside, landing at Post Houston’s venue in Downtown. $50.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Father John Misty in Concert at White Oak Music Hall | Thursday, August 11 – Fresh off the release of his fifth studio album, Chloë and the Next 20th Century, indie singer-songwriter Father John Misty graces the downstairs stage at White Oak. $49.99. 7pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents Caleb Synan at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13 – With stops on Conan, Last Comic Standing, and Bill Burr’s The Ringers on Comedy Central, Caleb Synan has comedy bonafides and brings them to the upstairs stage at the Montrose British pub. $17 and up. Times vary.
  • Ishida Dance Company presents No Speaking Left in Me at MATCH | Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13 – Featuring choreography from around the world, this production blends contemporary dance with theatrical elements while retaining the physicality and beauty of the human form from traditional ballet. $30 and up. 8pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Friday, August 12 to Sunday, August 14 – The Astros clash with a division mate when the Athletics come to town for a three-game series on Hall of Fame Weekend, featuring a coveted giveaway on Sunday to the first 10,000 fans—a replica Astrodome with a removable roof. $27 and up. Times vary.
  • BAM! Art Market at Silver Street Studios | Saturday, August 13 | No Cover – The First Saturday Arts Market and the Market at Sawyer Yards join forces for a mash-up market inside the air-conditioned Silver Street Studios. Stop by to browse more than 100 artist vendors and enjoy live music, food and more. Noon to 8pm.
  • Plant Parent Night Out with Houseplant Journal at Buchanan’s Native Plants | Saturday, August 13 – Darryl Cheng, the author of The New Plant Parent, will be on hand to talk plant care and skills needed to be a confident plant parent. Light bites and beer will be provided, plus you’ll have a chance to purchase Cheng’s book and have it signed. $60. 5:30pm.
  • NFL Preseason: Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints at NRG Stadium | Saturday, August 13 – Quarterback Davis Mills leads the Texans into the home opener of the 2022 NFL preseason. $54 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Incredible India: A Cultural Kaleidoscope at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, August 13 | FREE – Led by Surender Talwar, this performance takes audiences on an exciting cultural journey through regions of India that have a rich artistic heritage. Dancers from the North and the South, and from the East and the West, weave a beautiful tapestry of vibrant colors and moods, proudly displaying the splendor of Indian dance in its many forms. 8:30pm.
  • Self-Care Sunday Funday at M-K-T | Sunday, August 14 | FREE – Explore the many joys that self-care can bring at this Sunday Funday event that also features interactive wellness activities, local vendor pop-ups, a live DJ, kids crafts and more. Noon to 4pm.
  • How Did This Get Made? Live at 713 Music Hall | Sunday, August 14 – Comedians Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas break down and mock bad films for a live performance of their popular podcast, How Did This Get Made?, when it takes the stage at Post Houston. $35 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.