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 19 to Sunday, August 21, 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 19 to 21, 2022
- Broadway Across America presents Mean Girls at Hobby Center | Daily | Final Weekend – Based on the beloved movie created by the mind of Tina Fey, this musical finds Cady Heron, raised on the African savanna, trying to adjust to life in suburban Illinois. Hilarity ensues as she attempts to figure out high school social hierarchy and gain entry to the popular kids’ group. $40 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison & Joan Jett in Concert at Minute Maid Park | Friday, August 19 – Legends of arena rock join forces for a supersized show at Minute Maid Park, featuring Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. $59 and up. 4:30pm.
- Prince Tribute: The Purple Xperience at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, August 19 | FREE – Led by Marshall Charloff, this five-piece out of Minneapolis brings the many hits of the singular pop superstar to the stage in Hermann Park. 8:15pm.
- Banksyland at The Space HTX | Friday, August 19 & Saturday, August 20 – The international touring exhibition comes to Houston for a limited stay (ending on Saturday), offering visitors the opportunity to view more than 80 works by the enigmatic graffiti and street artist. $30 and up. Times vary.
- Dirt Dogs Theatre presents Shakin’ the Blue Flamingo at MATCH | Friday, August 19 & Saturday, August 20 | Final Weekend – A group of nontraditional women get together to organize an LGBTQ prom. But when one of their sorority sisters turns up, determined to romance the love of her life, their plans are thrown into chaos. $25. Showtimes vary.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents Kelsey Cook at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, August 19 & Saturday, August 20 – For back-to-back nights, the touring stand-up comedian and podcast co-host of Self-Helpless with fellow comics Taylor Tomlinson and Delanie Fischer, will bring her latest material to Rudyard’s upstairs stage. $17 and up. Times vary.
- AIA Sandcastle Competition at East Beach in Galveston | Saturday, August 20 – The annual sandcastle competition returns to Galveston for its 35th year, featuring sand masterpieces carefully crafted by teams along categories like pop culture, kids board games, Americana, space race, and more—all vying for the coveted Gold Bucket Award. Free, though parking at East Beach is $15 (cash only). 9am to 5pm.
- Robert Earl Keen & Friends in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, August 20 – Joined by Todd Snider, Hayes Carll and other friends, the legendary Texas songwriter performs his last show in the Houston area before wrapping up his farewell tour in two weeks. $49.50 and up. 2pm.
- The Pedrito Martinez Group in Concert at Wortham Center | Saturday, August 20 | FREE with Limited Advance RSVP – Act quick and score free tickets to see the highly energetic and crowd-pleasing Pedrito Martinez Group—in the cool A/C of the Theater District’s Wortham Center. Email now to reserve up to 4 free tickets to the show. 3pm.
- Flower Tower Fundraiser Celebration at Kindred Stories | Saturday, August 20 – The Third Ward book shop hosts a celebration with Project Row Houses, featuring a vintage book sale, cocktails and Boo’s Burgers. The event will help raise funds for a monument to a staple of Houston and the Third Ward community, the late artist Cleveland Turner, known as the Flower Man. 7pm.
- Summer Slashers: A One Night Art Tribute to All Things Horror at Hardy & Nance Studios | Saturday, August 20 | FREE – Make your way to Hardy & Nance Studios for Summer Slashers: A One Night Art Tribute to All Things Horror, an art show featuring local artists presenting work that is a tribute to the horror genre of film and TV. 7pm to midnight.
- Classic Albums Live presents The Beatles’ Let It Be at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, August 20 | FREE – Classic Albums Live returns to the Miller stage to recreate one of the best-selling albums of all time, The Beatles’ Let It Be—note for note, cut for cut—on the stage at Hermann Park. 8:15pm.
- Viva Mexico: Pure Feeling in Concert at Wortham Center | Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21 – Experience some of the most beloved Mexican music with the two Mexican singers, Fernando de la Mora and Olivia Gorra, the PanAmerican Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariachi Champaña Nevin, a Grand Choir, and the Anita Martinez folkloric ballet, under the baton of Maestro Héctor Guzmán. $39 and up. Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.
- Nerd Market at B-52 Brewing Co. | Sunday, August 21 | No Cover – The Adventure Begins Comics partners with the Conroe brewery for a Nerd Market that includes vendors selling arcade games, anime merch, artwork, prints, and more. There will also be cosplay characters, face painting, a costume contest, and a Mario Kart tournament. Noon to 5pm.
- Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Watch Party at Neil’s Bahr | Sunday, August 21 | No Cover – Gather with other Game of Thrones fans for the premiere of HBO’s latest series at the nerdy EaDo bar on Walker Street. 8pm.
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