Updated Friday, October 7, 2022 at 2:45pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, October 6 to Sunday, October 9, 2022.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- The Original Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Thursday to Saturday – This celebration of Greek heritage includes food, wine, dance performances, shopping, live music and more. $5; free for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
- 43rd Annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | FREE – Get ready to dance out of your seat or on the hill as celebrated Chicano performers take the stage for a weekend of concerts. Featured performers include Jay Perez and David Farias Band on Thursday; Elida Reyna y Avante with La Fiebre on Friday; and Ram Herrera and Little Joe y La Familia to close it out on Saturday. 7pm nightly.
- Comedian Yedoye Travis at Rudyard’s British Pub – One of Vulture‘s 2022 “Comedians You Should and Will Know,” Yedoye Travis takes to the upstairs mic at Ruds for back-to-back nights of stand-up hilarity and piercing insights. $17 and up. Times vary.
- 2022 Katy Rice Harvest Festival in Historic Downtown Katy | Friday to Sunday – Food, drink, live music, games and family fun are part of this fall celebration, taking place across the weekend in Downtown Katy. Free on Friday; $10 on Saturday and Sunday (free for ages 12 and under). Times vary.
- Stitch Lab Pop-Up at River Oaks District | Friday to Sunday – Shop contemporary women’s fashion from some of today’s hottest Latin American designers. This event will be held in the retail space next to Alice + Olivia. Times vary.
- Department of Wonder Grand Opening Weekend | Friday to Sunday – The highly anticipated immersive story-telling experience finally opens its doors at Sugar Land Town Square, giving visitors the chance to step into an otherworldly fantasy adventure as the Lamp Maker’s Apprentice. Reservations required. $39; $29 ages 4 to 13 and 65+. Times vary.
- Comedian Nick Mullen at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Fresh off the launch of The Adam Friedland Show, which he co-hosts with his longtime collaborator, Comic Nick Mullen spends a weekend at the Improv, dishing his takes on the internet and the world around him. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- Houston Symphony presents She’s Got Soul at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Capathia Jenkins brings her powerhouse voice to soulful hits of Toni Braxton, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Adele, and more at Jones Hall. $29 and up. Times vary.
- 48th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission | Saturday & Sunday – The wildly popular festival creates a world of kings and queens, knights, faeries and elves. Look for food, drink, music, and shopping for unique items from a variety of vendors. Costumes highly encouraged. Prices vary by weekend; generally $20 and up, $10 for ages 5 to 12. 9am to 8pm.
- Pearland Art on the Pavilion at Pearland Town Center | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Regional artists sell their custom creations and crafts, plus there’s live music, food trucks and more to enjoy. 10am to 5pm.
- Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown | Saturday & Sunday – Artists from around the world showcase their works across a variety of media, including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture and more. Look for a kids’ zone, live performances, a craft beer garden and a fun atmosphere to sip and shop. $18 and up; $5 for ages 6 to 12. 10am to 6pm.
- Pumpkin Patch at Halter Farms | Saturday & Sunday – Head to Katy to hand-pick your pumpkin for Halloween decorating at the opening weekend of this pumpkin patch. Family-friendly activities also include pony rides, a petting zoo, a haunted trail and a stockyard maze. $10; free for ages under 2. Parking, pumpkins and some activities are an additional cost. Noon to 5pm.
- Black Heritage Fest at Emancipation Park | Saturday & Sunday – This celebration of African American culture in Third Ward brings together live music, guest speakers, poets, craftspeople and more. $15; $5 for ages 9 to 12; free for ages 8 and under. 4pm to 10pm.
- A Life Well Lived: Fantasy Coffins from Ghana at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Marvel at West African craftsmanship and decorative vessels for the departed at A Life Well Lived: Fantasy Coffins from Ghana permanent exhibit at National Museum of Funeral History. $10. Times vary.
Hispanic Heritage Month, Oktoberfest & More Destinations
- Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Houston | Many FREE – Explore the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month calendar with more than 40 events taking place in Houston—including concerts, festivals, movie screenings, markets and more—through Sunday, October 16, 2022.
- Fall Festivals in Greater Houston | Many FREE – Circle these dates for 45+ of this season’s upcoming fall festivals featuring live music, food, cultural celebrations and more at places across Greater Houston through Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2022.
- Oktoberfest Celebrations in Greater Houston – Don your finest Lederhosen for a month full of celebrations that honor ice cold brews, German foods and plenty of festive fun.
- Pumpkin Patches in Greater Houston – Make your plucking plans with ten of the season’s best pumpkin patches and fall fests taking place across 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.
Keep track of more openings with our weekly roundup of Performing Arts events.
- Stages presents Plumshuga: The Rise of Lauren Anderson at the Gordy | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – With a story that is at once perfectly Houston and absolutely universal, Plumshuga explores the life and legacy of Lauren Anderson, the first Black woman to be named a principal artist for a major American dance company. The world premiere blends spoken word, dance, music and theater for a look at Anderson’s life, and an exploration of what it means to follow your dreams. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- A.D. Players presents Miss Maude at the George Theater | Daily | Ongoing– There’s big buzz around this pre-Broadway play based on the real-life friendship between a Life magazine photographer and a South Carolina midwife. $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Catastrophic Theatre presents Happy Days at MATCH | Daily | Ongoing – The Samuel Beckett tragicomedy explores the story of a woman buried, literally, to her waist in dirt. As the play progresses, she’s further consumed by the earth, but shoulders on, firm in her belief that each new day will be happy. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Showtimes vary.
- Love and Southern Discomfort at Ensemble Theatre | Daily | Ongoing – When a matriarch passes away, her heirs must deal with the crisis and family drama left behind. In a production that incorporates contemporary music, the show offers a story of passion, jealousy and love. $41 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Trouble in Mind at Main Street Theater | Daily | Ongoing – The Rice Village theater opens the 2022-23 season with this regional premiere, the story of a gifted Black actress on the cusp of having all she’s dreamed of—but what principles will she have to sacrifice to get it? $44 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Broadway Across America presents Hadestown at Hobby Center | Daily | Final Weekend – It dazzled audiences on Broadway and ran home with eight Tony Awards. Now, the musical Variety called “spellbinding” hits the Houston stage, weaving together the Greek myths of the lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, and King Hades and his wife Persephone. Get ready for a wild ride of passion, hope and the triumph of the human spirit. $50 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Puppet Musical at Hobby Center | Daily | Final Weekend – The Hobby Center welcomes Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, a newly-crafted musical stage adaptation featuring stunning life-sized puppetry of the title character along with Tigger, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl. The show features the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award–winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne. $38.50 and up. Times vary.
- Lend Me A Soprano at Alley Theatre | Daily | Final Weekend – In this world premiere by Ken Ludwig, the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company is ready to welcome a preeminent soprano to town for a single show of Carmen. The soprano turns up late, her husband is jealous, and it falls to the manager’s assistant to figure out how the show can go on. Ludwig based the show on his own smash hit Lend Me A Tenor. $26 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, October 6, 2022
- Learn at Lunch: Cuban Classics at Central Market – Take a midday break for this one-hour demonstration that helps you learn how to craft chicken and cheese empanadas, a tasty salad with avocados and onion, and a traditional Cuban pudding. $30. Noon to 1pm.
- Happy Hour Thursday at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | FREE – Explore the arts museum and its grounds, check out gallery exhibits, grab a glass of wine, and dine on bites from local food trucks. 5pm to 8pm.
- Steak Night at Eureka Heights Brew Co. – Chef Daniel Ajtai of Korean eatery Yong, of Downtown’s Finn Hall fame, brings his signature flare to a menu featuring Korean ribeye steak, honey Gochujang salmon and more. Prices vary. 5:30pm to 9pm.
- Dr. Teng Biao on the State of Human Rights in China at Asia Society Texas – The human rights attorney hosts a discussion about the rights of ordinary Chinese citizens, touching on everything from high-tech surveillance to freedom of speech. $30. 6pm.
- Kenny Stainton in Concert at Evelyn’s Park | FREE – Listen to classic hits from the Southeast Texas native at the Bellaire greenspace. 6pm to 8pm.
- Wine Walk at Market Street – Sample incredible wines and fun food pairings at the 18th Annual H-E-B Wine Walk in the Woodlands. Chat up wine and craft beer experts, enjoy live music and get into the spirit of culinary exploration. $65. 6pm to 9pm.
- First Thursdays at Mid Main – Look for DJs, live music, drink specials and complimentary beverages from St. Arnold Brewery at this monthly block party that combines fun and fundraising for area nonprofits. This month’s beneficiary is BioHouston. $10. 6pm to 10pm.
- Gruesome in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Heavy metal bands Gruesome, Immortal Bird and Cartilage hit the upstairs stage at White Oak. $17 and up. 7pm.
- Samuel Fosso in Conversation with Mark Sealy at the Menil Collection | FREE – The artist joins Dr. Mark Sealy, director of Autograph, London to discuss his work on display in Samuel Fosso: African Spirits, as well as the 2022 FotoFest Biennial exhibition, African Cosmologies Redux. 7pm.
- Harry Potter Trivia Night at Walking Stick Brewing Company – Know the name of Hagrid’s dragon? Can you craft a Shrinking Potion? Who’s the best Seeker in the history of Hogwarts? If you know any of those things, this night is right up your alley. $8 per player. 7pm to 9pm.
- Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors with Mipso in Concert at the Heights Theater – The Nashville-based Americana act stops in Houston for one night–only on its Let’s Go Somewhere tour. $28 and up. 8pm.
- Comedian Beth Stelling at the Secret Group – Known for her work in Netflix’s The Stand Ups and writer for HBO’s Crashing, the comedian, Beth Stelling takes the stage at The Secret Group. $29.50 and up. 8pm.
- Mean Girls Turtle Racing at Little Woodrow’s Midtown | No Cover – This Mean Girls-themed event pits turtles against each other, competing for who’s the fastest and fetchest. 8pm.
- Teo Gonzalez, Rogelio Ramos & Gary Show at the Arena Theatre – Latin comedians Teo Gonzalez and Rogelio Ramos are joined by special guest Gary Show for laugh-out-loud performance. $39 and up. 8pm.
- 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, October 7, 2022
- Slow Flow at Levy Park | FREE – Yoga instructor Stephanie McCarrey offers this all-levels class to start the weekend. Build strength and mobility to the beat of Top 40 and classic rewinds. 8am.
- Prairie Restoration at Armand Bayou Nature Center | FREE – Come out and help with prairie restoration by joining other volunteers to pot and plant native plants. 8:30am to noon.
- FotoFest presents Youth Open House at Silver Street Studios | FREE – Students can experience the world of the 2022 FotoFest Biennial in this event designed just for them with a guided gallery tour and free giveaways. 9am to 1pm.
- Fall Plant Sale at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Got a green thumb? A plethora of plants are available to start your fall garden. Look for wildflowers, shrubs, trees and more. Plant prices range from $4.50 to $30. 9am to 4pm.
- Women’s Leadership Series at Asia Society Texas Center – Asia Society Texas welcomes some of Houston’s most passionate and active women philanthropists to share the causes nearest to their hearts, what inspires them to give their time, talent, and treasure, and the lasting impacts they hope to achieve. $125. 11:30am.
- World Habitat Day Wall Build at Market Street in the Woodlands | FREE – Join in with fellow Habitat for Humanity volunteers and learn what it takes to build a Habitat for Humanity home in this hands-on building event. 1pm to 5pm.
- Date Night: Autumn in Italy at Sur La Table CityCentre – Grab your S.O. and check out this hands-on class that shows you how to transform seasonal ingredients into an Italian feast. On the menu: braised chicken with mushrooms, winter greens with walnuts and Gorgonzola, creamy polenta, and butterscotch budino. $89 per person. 4pm.
- Mark Sealy & Christopher Blay in Conversation at Whitehall Houston | FREE – Join Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph ABP and Curator of African Cosmologies: Redux, for a conversation with Houston Museum of African American Art and Culture Curator, Christopher Blay, on Sealy’s latest publication, Photography: Race, Rights, and Representation. A Q&A and book signing will follow the conversation. 5:30pm.
- Zumba at the Skylawn at Post Houston | FREE – Head to the Downtown space to kick off the weekend with a fun workout led by AKP Fitness instructors. Afterward, treat yourself with something from one of Post Houston’s restaurants at the indoor food hall (not included with the class). 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
- Preseason: Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors at Toyota Center – The Rockets hit the halfway mark of preseason, facing Toronto on their home court. $10 and up. 7pm.
- Hotel Transylvania Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and sit out under the stars watching this 2022 family-friendly animated movie. 7pm.
- Elainie Lilios, Night Sky at the James Turrell Skyspace at Rice University | FREE – The composer debuts her latest work, a sound and light composition, at the university’s James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, in honor of the installation’s 10th anniversary. 7pm.
- Whiskey Myers in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Hear the blues rock act in person when the Texas-native six-piece tours Tornillo in the Woodlands. Shane Smith & the Saints, and the Weathered Souls open. $29.50 and up. 7pm.
- Texas A&M Singing Cadets & Women’s Chorus Concert at Texas A&M Galveston – The “Voice of Aggieland” is joined by the university’s Women’s Chorus for a concert that kicks off the vocal group’s touring schedule. $20. 7pm to 9pm.
- Intempo Dance Ensemble presents Houston Latin Chamber Orchestra at MATCH – This concert is a tribute to conductor Eduardo Mata and features international soloists Manuel Rojas on flute and Eddy Marcano on violin, in the debut of the Houston Latin Chamber Orchestra. $25. 7:30pm.
- Performing Arts Houston presents An Evening with Tom Papa at Wortham Center – The comic, writer and radio presenter, known for his Out in America series on NPR, offers insight and laughs drawn from his 20-year career. $45.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Selena Tribute: Bidi Bidi Bom Bom in Concert at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Experience the music of the legendary Selena Quintanilla when the popular tribute band performs under the stars in Sugar Land. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Boiler Room Houston at Axelrad – The traveling show that highlights the cumbia scene comes to Houston with a stacked lineup of up-and-coming locals and headliners, including DJ Mle, DJ, Rosez, El Dusty, and more. $44. 7:30pm to 2am.
- Comedy Night at B-52 Brewing Co. – Emcee Sam Noorani revs up the crowd for this evening of stand-up featuring Jim Holder and Andy Huggins. $16 and up. 8pm.
- The VryLatin Tour at Warehouse Live – Out of Dallas, DJ Vrywvy brings all the hits in a one-of-a-kind set that highlights the history of Latin music, including songs by Bad Bunny, J Balvin and more, with VryLatin. $25 and up. 10pm.
- Young Miko in Concert at Clé Day & Night – The Puerto Rican trap artist takes to the stage as part of her Trap Kitty tour. $25 and up. 10pm.
- Topic in Concert at Stereo Live – The German DJ plays a set of EDM and hip-hop at the West Houston stage. Dancing expected. $5. 10pm to 2am.
- 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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