Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: October 10 to 16, 2022

Minute Maid Park hosts the opening games of the ALDS early this week | Courtesy of Houston Astros

Updated Friday, October 7 at 1:45pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, October 10 to Sunday, October 10, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, October 10 to Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Indigenous Peoples Forum: Climate Change at Houston Botanic Garden | Monday, October 10 – Join Houston Botanic Garden for a storytelling experience and conversation about climate change and indigenous spiritual connection to the land with Juan Mancias, Virginia Diaz-Laughlin, and Bryan Parras, moderated by Michael Godoy and Monica Villarreal of Xochipilli Collective. $15. 10am to noon.
  • Inprint presents Author Maggie O’Farrell at Cullen Performance Hall | Monday, October 10 – The author of the best-selling Hamnet is in town as part of Inprint’s Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. She’ll read selections from her latest best-seller, The Marriage Portrait, followed by a discussion with former Houston Chronicle book editor Maggie Galehouse. $30, includes a copy of The Marriage Portrait. 7:30pm.
  • A Morning with Maria Hinojosa at Houston Public Library | Tuesday, October 11 | FREE – The Emmy Award–winning journalist and best-selling author, Maria Hinojosa will be at the Downtown HPL campus to talk about her new book, Once I Was You, and how she grew to be the first Latina to found a national independent nonprofit newsroom in the United States. 10:30am to noon.
  • Lil Nas X in Concert at 713 Music Hall | Tuesday, October 11 – Post Houston’s music stage hosts Lil Nas X on his debut concert tour, supporting his Grammy-nominated, chart-topping debut release, Montero. $29.50 and up. 7pm.
  • ALDS Games 1 & 2: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday, October 11 & Thursday, October 13 – Facing the Mariners fresh off an exciting weekend Wild Card series, the Astros kick off a new playoff run, hosting the first two games of the ALDS in Downtown. Tickets are $35 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2:30pm each day.
  • Comedian Joe Pera at White Oak Music Hall | Wednesday, October 12 – The comedian and writer best known for his three-season run of Joe Pera Talks with You on Adult Swim makes a one night–only appearance at White Oak’s downstairs room. $29.50. 7pm.
  • In the Salvadorian Kitchen with Chef Evelyn Garcia at Central Market | Thursday, October 13 – Enjoy an evening with Houston chef and Top Chef finalist Evelyn Garcia as she dishes tips and introduces you to beloved meals of El Salvador. $85. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Thorn & Moon presents Carnivale Spooktacular at Market Square Park | Friday, October 14 | No Cover – Known for their monthly Magickal Market in Northside, Thorn and Moon host a special and spooky pop-up in Downtown, offering tons of witchy wares and local goods to shop while you enjoy performances, circus acts, trick-or-treating, and much more. Prizes will also be awarded for Scariest, Funniest and Most Creative Costume. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Tab Benoit & the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, October 14 | FREE – Houston’s historic open-air pavilion hosts a night that showcases the sounds of Louisiana when Tab Benoit brings his award-winning blues-playing to the Miller Outdoor stage, joined by NOLA’s influential Second Line-style ensemble, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. 7:30pm.
  • FotoFun: Family and Youth Day at Sawyer Yards | Saturday, October 15 | FREE – FotoFest 2022 hosts an afternoon family day with fun activities through photography, film, creative writing and songwriting workshops, as well as guided tours of the Biennial exhibition, If I Had a Hammer. 11am to 3pm.
  • Puerto Rican & Cuban Festival at Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land | Saturday, October 15 – This annual festival heads to Sugar Land, celebrating Puerto Rican and Cuban culture, with a live performance from El Chacal and a full day of concerts and dancing, food vendors, a car show, vendors and more. $15 in advance. Noon to 10pm.
  • The Upside Down Market & Stranger Things Episode Screening at Iron Works in East End | Saturday, October 15 | No Cover – Inspired by the hit Netflix show, this themed market offers a curated selection of fashions, food, photo ops and more at the Iron Works building on Milby Street. Giveaways for Best Dressed Costumes will be up for grabs, plus you can stick around for an evening screening of a fan-fave Stranger Things episode. 2pm to 8pm.
  • 5th Annual Hangar Bash at Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday, October 15 – Returning for its fifth year, Lone Star Flight Museum’s annual Hangar Bash takes flight once again, offering an evening of award-winning BBQ, tasty craft brews, plane tours, live music and more. $50 for a BBQ plate and drink tokens; 21+ only. 5pm to 10pm.
  • NWSL Playoffs: Houston Dash vs. Kansas City Current at PNC Stadium | Sunday, October 16 – For the first time ever, the Houston Dash are gracing the playoffs and fans can pack PNC when they take advantage of $7 tickets, dollar hot dogs, and $3 beers for a special 7-1-3 Night in EaDo. $7 and up. 4pm.
  • Mariachi Herencia de Mexico with Lupita Infante in Concert at Jones Hall | Sunday, October 16 – Celebrate the final night of Hispanic Heritage Month with the Chicago-based, Latin Grammy–nominated mariachi group known for carrying on the Mexican tradition, joined by Lupita Infante, granddaughter of Mexican ranchera icon, Pedro Infante. $29 and up. 6:30pm.

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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.