Plan Your Weekend: August 25 to 28, 2022

Kulture in Downtown hosts a Black Chef Table series on Saturday | Courtesy of Kulture

Updated Tuesday, August 23 at 11:30am

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, August 25 to Sunday, August 28, 2022.

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Things to Do All Weekend Long

  • Houston Theater Week | Online Sales | Daily | Some FREE – For the first time, many of Houston’s performing arts companies have come together for a week-long promotion where you can snag 2-for-1, Buy One Get One, and free tickets to a variety of upcoming 2022-23 performances in Broadway, dance, kids’ theater, musicals, jazz performances, and much more. Use promo code HTXARTS at checkout. Times, prices and locations vary.
  • Houston, Sie Haben Ein Problem! at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Daily | Final Weekend | FREE – This first major solo exhibition in the United States of Austrian artists Paul Renner and Richard Hoeck offers playful and unconventional ideas about food, humor, performance art and the social potential of coming together for a meal. 11am to 6pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents Rachel Wolfson & Mat Edgar at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – Starring alongside the classic crew in the 2022 film Jackass Forever, Rachel Wolfson takes the stage with friend Mat Edgar for back-to-back nights of stand-up in Montrose. $17 and up. Times vary.
  • Opening Reception: Fields of Vision by Marcus Lyon at the Silos at Sawyer Yards | Friday & Saturday | FREE – Projected on the side of the rice Silos at Sawyer Yards and viewable from the parking lot, this opening reception for the featured FotoFest artwork draws on the oral recordings, ancestral DNA maps, and portraits of a group of inspirational change-makers in an immersive light and sound show. Showings begin at 9pm and 9:40pm, following an introductory Q&A. 8:30pm to 10:30pm.
  • Comic Conroe at Lone Star Convention Center | Friday to Sunday – Seek out some of your favorite characters from the worlds of comics and pop culture at Conroe’s epic convention that features a cosplay costume contest, autograph sessions with voice actors like Adassa (better known as Dolores Madrigal from Encanto), and shop from local vendors. $15 and up; $40 for a weekend pass. Times vary.
  • Comedian Corey Holcomb at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The Chicago-born and raised comedian, radio host, and actor, Corey Holcomb, performs 5 stand-up sets across the weekend at Houston Improv. $140 for a table of 4, and up. Times vary.
  • Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – A late-blooming Orioles squad comes to Minute Maid to take on a top-of-the-standings Astros. Swing through the ballpark early on the weekend to snag giveaways like a Lance McCullers jersey or Michael Brantley bobblehead, or register your pup and bring them to the game on Sunday for Dog Day. $22 and up; a special ticket required for dogs. Times vary.
  • Fiterman Sports presents Autograph Show of Texas at Pasadena Convention Center | Friday to Sunday – A slew of beloved professional athletes head to Pasadena for another edition of the weekend autograph show, featuring appearances by Sheryl Swoopes, George Foreman, Ric Flair, Brett Hart, Floyd Mayweather and more. Entry is $10; free for military with ID and ages under 12. Autographs and photos are additional fees. Times vary.
  • Historical Hearses at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Take a ride through the evolution of rare and ornate historical hearses at the North Houston museum of all things funerary. $10. Times vary.
  • Houston Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily H-Town’s biggest food event of the year continues as 200+ local restaurants offer up special fixed price meals for brunch, lunch and dinner (and even to-go), with a set dollar donation from each meal sold benefiting the Houston Food Bank. $25 for brunch and lunch; $39 to $55 for dinners. Times vary by location.

Nerdy Activities, UH Main Campus & More Destinations

  • Nerdy Things to Do in Houston – Embrace your inner nerd at our picks for some of the best places to claim high scores, enjoy geek-themed nightlife, meet others in social game nights, and more.
  • Must Do Things at University of Houston – Fresh for a new semester, we uncover 5 must-do things on the University of Houston campus, from cheering on the Coogs to finding quiet nooks for studying.
  • Study Spots in Houston – If you’re looking to get off-campus and lock-in for a study sesh, we’ve gathered a handful of coffee shops, parks, and other places to hit up for your focusing needs.
  • 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.

  • Gideon & the Blundersnorp: An Adventure Musical at MATCH | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – This kid-friendly adventure musical combines witty characters, pulse-pounding excitement and a rousing cinematic medieval folk score. $25; $5 for ages 3 to 12. 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
  • Clue at Alley Theatre | Daily | Final Weekend – 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

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

  • 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 26, 2022

  • Yappy Hour at Bagby Park | FREE – Bring your pup to the Midtown dog park for a summer pool party where your doggies can splash around in the cooling pools, plus you can learn about pet health and adoptions from local organizations. 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
  • 2-Year Anniversary Block Party at Oak Fitness | FREE – The Washington Corridor fitness gym celebrates its second year with a block party featuring free food from FM Kitchen and Bar, special offers, and more. 4pm to 8pm.
  • 5 Years After Landfall: A Community Event in East End | FREE – Air Alliance Houston, Houston Climate Justice Museum, and One Breath Partnership join for an evening event of community reflection on the past five years and the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Hear from dignitaries like Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee and City of Houston poet laureate Outspoken Bean, view art exhibitions, shop books from Brazos Bookstore, and enjoy complimentary beer from 8th Wonder. 6pm to 8:30pm.
  • Jack Johnson, with Ziggy Marley in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The multi-platinum recording artist, Jack Johnson performs live at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with special guest Ziggy Marley. $41.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Loona in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The K-pop supergroup land stateside to promote their latest summer EP, Flip That. $65 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Strings of Fire Flamenco Concert at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Enjoy a high-energy night of flamenco dance with Spanish dancers backed by the critically-acclaimed trio of guitarists Guillermo Serpas and Chico Lobos, and percussionist Carlos Pineda. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Gloria Trevi in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop arrives in Sugar Land to perform songs from the 2022 release, Isla Divina, and a slew of fan-favorite hits. $46.50 and up. 8pm.
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines Movie Screening at Levy Park | FREE – Sprawl out on the lawn at Levy Park for a kid-friendly outdoor screening of the 2021 animated action film, The Mitchells vs. the Machines. 8pm.
  • BORIS in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Japanese improvisational experimental rock trio are touring their astounding twenty-eighth studio album Heavy Rocks in an effort to commemorate both their 30th anniversary and their continued evolution. $25. 8pm.
  • Octopus’s Garden Film Screening at the Menil Collection | FREE – Catch a screening of short films inspired by artist Meret Oppenheim’s collage, Octopus’s Garden, on display at the Menil. While there, enjoy grub from Moon Roster food truck and Friona Shaved Ice. 8:30pm.
  • Emo Night: Saddies & Baddies at House of Blues – Get in your feels for a nostalgic night of pop punk and emo in the Foundation Room at Downtown’s House of Blues. $10. 9pm.
  • Madonna Tribute Night at Etro Lounge | No Cover – Give it up for the Queen of Pop when the Downtown nightclub spins hits of the iconic pop singer, Madonna, all night long. 9pm to 2am.
  • Kendrick Lamar Night Light Bike Ride in Third Ward – Hit the H on two wheels with this lit bike ride that features a playlist of rapper Kendrick Lamar’s classic hits. $28.50 for a bike rental; $11 when you bring your own. 9:30pm.
  • Luzcid in Concert at Stereo Live – EDM DJ and producer Luzcid headlines a night on the decks in West Houston, with Antennae opening. $5 and up. 10pm.
  • Mary Droppinz DJ Set at Bauhaus – Hear the pulse-pounding House Techno beats of DJ and producer Mary Droppinz at Bauhaus on the edge of Downtown. $10 and up. 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 27 & Sunday, August 28, 2022.

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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.