Updated Thursday, September 1 at 7:07pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Labor Day Weekend Guide for Thursday, September 1 to Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022.
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Things to Do All Labor Day Weekend Long
- Bad Bunny in Concert at Minute Maid Park | Thursday & Friday – The reggaeton rapper brings his chart-topping album Un Verano Sin Ti to the juicebox for back-to-back nights. Alesso opens the show. $125 and up, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Albuquerque Isotopes at Constellation Field | Thursday to Sunday – Grab discounted drinks throughout the week and watch our Space Cowboys knock the Isotopes off the periodic table. $7 and up. 7:05pm.
- College Volleyball: Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup at Fertitta Center | Friday & Saturday – The best in women’s volleyball take to the courts across two days for a pre-season tournament. The Coogs will face Central Arkansas and Alabama on Friday, before wrapping it up with Oregon State on Saturday evening. $5 and up. Times vary.
- Tattoo & Body Art Expo at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday – Two hundred tattoo artists convene at NRG for a weekend of on-site tattoos and piercings, contests, live performers and more. $20 and up. Times vary.
- Big Salsa Festival Houston 2022 at Westin Galleria Houston | Friday to Sunday – All weekend long, the Big Salsa Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with beginner dance classes, workshops, and Latin dance parties. $60 and up. Noon to 4pm.
- Comedian Desi Banks at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The actor and How It Goes Down podcast host hits Houston for five sets over Labor Day weekend. Tickets are sold by the table; $60 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- Pride Galveston 2022 on Galveston Island | Friday to Sunday – Celebrate Pride down island with a Friday night kickofff, Saturday beach day, and Sunday pool party at Galveston’s oldest gay bar. Times vary.
- The Garden Theatre presents While Childhood Slept at MATCH | Friday to Sunday – In partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston, this heart-wrenching original musical follows the true story of the boys of Home Number One, who secretly create art, poetry and short stories while living in a Nazi concentration camp. $25. Times vary.
- Red, White & Bayou Texas Music Festival & Tailgate in Downtown Dickinson | Saturday & Sunday – Returning for the first time since Hurricane Harvey, the City of Dickinson’s annual music festival fills Labor Day weekend with live music, boutique markets, a cook-off competition, kids zone and more. $10 and up. Times vary.
- Labor Day Live Music Fest at Southern Star Brewery | Sunday & Monday – The Conroe brewery holds a 2-day bash for Labor Day that features live performances from Nuelife of 5th Ward Boyz at a hip-hop themed Sunday festival, followed by rock tribute bands on Monday. $10 and up. Times vary.
- Presidential Funerals at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Peer into the past as you look through an extensive collection of artifacts and original items that were used in the funerals of past presidents at the North Houston museum of all things funerary. $10. Times vary.
- Houston Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily | Final Weekend – H-Town’s biggest food event of the year comes to a close 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.
Katy Asian Town, End of Summer Markets & More Destinations
- Must Do Things in Katy Asian Town – From decadent crepe desserts to karoke, curries and more, you’ll find plenty of Must Do Things to fill a day in Katy Asian Town.
- 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.
Tickets to Houston Pro Sports Games
- Houston Astros Home Games at Minute Maid Park | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Astros games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
- Houston Dynamo Home Games at PNC Stadium | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Dynamo games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
- Houston Texans Home Games at NRG Stadium | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored – Save on 2022 Texans games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
- Shadow Puppet Theatre presents Chicka Chicka Boom Boom at The Woodlands Children’s Museum – Give kiddos a unique performance of the classic children’s book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom at this Thursday morning museum activity in the Woodlands. $7.50 for ages 1 and up. 11am.
- Blackwood Skyfarm Pop Up at Post Houston | No Cover – In the Barbara Jordan Plaza at Downtown’s Post, this farm-fresh market pop-up offers a chance to pick up seasonal items like blackberry lemonade, hot sauces, pickled veggies, teas and more. 5pm to 8pm.
- ZaZa’s Tasting Series at Hotel ZaZa – On select Thursday evenings, take a walk through a curated evening of worldly wines and spirits samplings accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and tasting notes at Hotel ZaZa’s Monarch. $75. 6pm to 8pm.
- First Thursday on Mid Main – The monthly block party series returns with a night of live music, DJs, drink specials and free Saint Arnold brews on the Mid Main block off Alabama Street. Cover is $10. 6pm to 10pm.
- Imagine Dragons in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The multi-platinum Grammy Award–winning rock band Imagine Dragons takes the stage in the Woodlands, with Macklemore opening. $245 and up, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6:45pm.
- Kid Cudi in Concert at Toyota Center – The Man on the Moon rapper lands in H-Town on his first tour in five years. $39.50 and up. 7pm.
- Lany in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The pop rock group out of Los Angeles brings fan faves from the band’s multiple Top 40 albums to the stage in Post Houston. $54.50 and up. 7pm.
- John Egan in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – The Houstonian singer-songwriter sets up for a live show at the Upper Kirby Irish pub. $30 and up. 7pm.
- Mike & the Moonpies in Concert at Heritage Park | FREE – The country music group takes to the outdoor stage in Downtown Conroe for a free Thursday evening concert. 7pm.
- L’chayim: Bringing Sacred Objects to Life through Song at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | FREE – In conjunction with MFAH’s latest exhibition, Beauty and Ritual: Judaica from the Jewish Museum, New York, this musical program explores the themes of the exhibition, including the Torah and learning; the restful and radiant time of Shabbat; and the light inspired by Chanukah. Museum admission is free on Thursdays. 7pm to 8pm.
- Kard in Concert at Bayou Music Center – After the release of their best-selling summer EP, RE:, the K-pop group lands stateside for a concert in Downtown’s Theater District. $55.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Beach Boy Al Jardine’s Endless Summer Band in Concert at Main Street Crossing – An original founding member of the legendary Beach Boys, Al Jardine brings many of the group’s biggest hits to the stage in Tomball. $78 and up. 8pm.
- Painting on the Patio Thursdays at Belle Station – Sip on a cocktail, vibe to tunes by DJ Dolo, and get your creative juices flowing by painting your masterpiece at Belle Station. All supplies are included. $15 for a take-home kit; $22 for in-person. 8pm to 10pm.
- 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, September 2, 2022
- Thorn & Moon Magickal Market at Raven Tower | No Cover – On the grounds of White Oak Music Hall, this unique market features talented performers, authors, and guests that are on hand while you shop wares from local artisans that include artwork, tarot, oddities, and other goods of the mystical and occult. 6pm to 11pm.
- Summer BBQ Series featuring No Label Brewing at Pinstripes – The chef team at Pinstripes serves up summer BBQ-inspired dishes from the grill like Pesto Chicken, Chicago-Style Baby Back Ribs, Burgers, Mac and Cheese, and more. $45. 6:30pm.
- Five Finger Death Punch in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The multi-platinum hard rock powerhouse Five Finger Death Punch will be joined on tour by rock icons Megadeth, The HU, and Fire From The Gods. $22 and up. 6:30pm.
- An Evening With Peter Hook & the Light at House of Blues – Best known as the bassist and co-founder of the rock bands Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook performs Joy Division: A Celebration with his band, The Light at House of Blues. $32.50 and up. 7pm.
- Indigo De Souza in Concert at the Secret Group – The indie rock singer-songwriter heads to EaDo with songs from her critically-acclaimed release, Any Shape You Take. $18 in advance; $23 day of. 7pm.
- LetsDoThisHouston presents ’90s Night Light Bike Ride – Enjoy a beginner level bike ride with LetsDoThisHouston and 3rd Ward Tours and listen to an all-’90s R&B playlist while you cruise the city. $28.50 with bike rental; $11 with your own bike. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- First Friday Caribbean Style Reggae at House of Blues – My Soul Rebel hosts the monthly First Friday Caribbean Style Reggae night at the Foundation Room at House of Blues, showcasing a live Reggae band from 7pm to 10pm, followed by live Caribbean DJs until close. $15. 7pm to 2am.
- Asia Society Texas presents Arooj Aftab in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Grammy Award–winning Pakistani vocalist, composer and producer Arooj Aftab performs her hauntingly beautiful music that includes styles of jazz, minimalism and neo-Sufi. 8pm.
- Jungle in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – British electronic music collective Jungle performs live with Paul Cherry in the Near Northside venue. $35 and up. 9pm.
- What So Not in Concert at Stereo Live Houston – The Australian electronica producer performs in West Houston in support of his sophomore album, Anomaly. $11. 10pm.
- Ilario Alicante in Concert at Bauhaus – Techno DJ and producer Illario Alicante comes to the east Downtown nightclub for a live set. $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.
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