The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: August 12 to 14, 2022

Bun B's Trill Burger comes to 8th Wonder this weekend | Photo: Becca Wright; courtesy of Trill Burger

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 12 to Sunday, August 14, 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 12 to 14, 2022

The Texans kick off preseason action with the Saints on Saturday | Courtesy of Houston Texans
  • Mayor’s Back 2 School Event at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday, August 13 | FREE – The annual back-to-school fest offers families of Houston-area elementary school students a chance to prepare for the return to the hallways with a school supply and backpack distribution. 8am to 2pm, until supplies last.
  • 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.
  • A League of Their Own Movie Screening at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Saturday, August 13 – Celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary, MFAH screens the classic baseball film starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks and Madonna, introduced by the author of Hollywood Sports: Movies and the American Dream, Grant Wiedenfeld. $9; but advance tickets can be had for $5 with promocode HISFF at checkout. 2pm.
  • The Woodlands Margarita Festival 2022 at Town Green Park | Saturday, August 13 – Indulge in some ice cold margaritas in the summer sun while enjoying live music from Ruban Mareno, the Zydeco Re-Evolution, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, live DJs and more. $40 and up. 2pm 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. $50. 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.
Miller Outdoor hosts a celebration of Indian dance and cultural performances on Saturday | Courtesy of Samskriti Houston
  • 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.
  • Bun B’s Trill Burgers Pop-Up at 8th Wonder Brewery | Sunday, August 14 – Fresh off being named “Best Burger in America” by Good Morning America, Bun B’s Trill Burgers set up shop at the EaDo brewery for you to get a taste, while supplies last. No cover, but burgers and drinks are on you. Noon to 6pm.
  • 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.
  • Laura Marano in Concert at House of Blues | Sunday, August 14 – The musician and actress, known for her role as Ally in Disney’s Austin & Ally, comes to Downtown just weeks after her EP release, Us. $20. 8pm.

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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.