Updated Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 6:30pm
Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, October 10 to Sunday, October 16, 2022.
Your favorite nightlife guide is back to cure your weekly FOMO. We’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening all week long around Houston, from Monday through Sunday.
Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston This Week: Monday, October 10 to Sunday, October 16, 2022
- 2022 ALDS: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday & Thursday – The ‘Stros kick off another playoff run, hosting Seattle for Games 1, 2 and 5, if necessary. $35 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2:30pm.
- Comedian Jimmy O. Yang at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – Breakout star of both the small and big screens alike, comedian Jimmy O. Yang is taking over the H and the Improv doing five shows across three days. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- Performing Arts Houston presents Diavolo at Jones Hall | Friday & Saturday – The performing arts troupe featured on America’s Got Talent is sharing two very special shows highlighting the human experience and the ways performance can be a method of therapy. $34 and up. 7:30pm.
- Comedian Sydnee Washington at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – The Emmy-nominated actor and Brooklyn-based comedian lands at the upstairs stage in Montrose for two nights of her hilarious stand-up. $17 and up. Times vary.
- Comedian Maria Bamford at Rockefeller’s | Friday & Saturday – The critically-acclaimed comedian is gracing the stage at Rockefeller’s for back-to-back nights and bringing her signature comedy style with her. $15 and up. 7:30pm and 10pm both nights.
- Oktoberfest 2022 at King’s Bierhaus | Friday to Sunday – The Bavarian BierHaus in the Heights hosts a weekend of Oktoberfest fun with a wide selection of German beer and authentic German plates, costume contests, mug lifting competitions, live music and carnival games. $18 and up. Friday and Saturday 11am to midnight; Sunday 11am to 9pm.
- House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soirée in Missouri City | Friday to Sunday – This immersive cocktail soirée places visitors inside the haunted mansion of Francisco and Molly Vega, where they’ll sample multiple mini craft cocktails and take in a 2-hour experience of tarot readings, roaming characters, secret games and more. $66 and up. Times vary.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
- Lil Nas X in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The young King Montero, Lil Nas X, is “Star Walkin” through town on the Long Live Montero Tour, his first ever concert tour. $29 and up. 7pm.
- Mind the Gap at MATCH – Dance Source Houston presents the 22nd edition of Mind the Gap, the annual program which highlights and gives voice and exposure to local choreographers, performers, and creatives. $15 and up. 7:30pm.
- Pusha T at House of Blues – Fresh off dropping his chart-topping summer release, It’s Almost Dry, King Push takes the House of Blues stage for one night–only. $39.50 and up. 8pm.
- Scream Movie Screening at Daiquiri Time Out in Galveston | No Cover – Spooky season is poppin’ at Daiquiri Time Out as Martini Theater’s Halloween Movie Series continues with the Wes Craven cult classic, Scream. 8pm.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
- 14th Annual Tree of Life Gala at Goode’s Armadillo Palace – Get your dance on for a good cause by attending the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center’s 14th Annual Tree of Life Gala, and help the NFCC continue to provide lifesaving counseling services to the community. $200 per person. 6pm.
- 5-Course Groth Wine Dinner at B&B Butchers & Restaurant – The Annie’s Executive Chef Brian Sutton and B&B’s Executive Chef Eduardo Montesflores have prepared a five-course dinner excellently paired with not just the 2019 Oakcross Proprietary Red and the 2021 Estate White, but with more classic wines as well. $350 per person. 6:30pm.
- Atkinson Farms Dinner at Wild Oats – The culinary team behind Wild Oats presents a farm-to-table, family-style communal dining experience complete with a multi-course meal in collaboration with Atkinson Farms. $75 per person. 6:30pm.
- Comedian Joe Pera at White Oak Music Hall – 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.
- Steve Vai in Concert at House of Blues – The storied guitarist boasting a career spanning almost more than five decades is back on the road in support of his tenth studio album, Inviolate. $35 and up. 7pm.
- Rosalia in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The Spanish pop and flamenco superstar, Rosalia, is taking over the world and is coming through the H in support of her third studio album, Motomami. $73 and up. 8:30pm.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
- Huffington Award Dinner at Asia Society Texas Center – It’s your chance to honor the 2022 recipient of the Huffington Award, the first South Asian woman to run a Fortune 500 company, Indra Nooyi, as she sits in conversation with Laura Arnold. $500. 6pm.
- In the Salvadorian Kitchen with Chef Evelyn Garcia at Central Market – After representing H-Town on Bravo TV’s Top Chef as a finalist, Chef Evelyn Garcia invites you to take a little trip to Central America and immerse yourself in some of the Chef’s favorite Salvadorian recipes. $85. 6:30pm.
- The Marias in Concert at White Oak Music Hall– After a sold-out show on their last stop through, the LA-based dreamy indie pop band brings a groove to the lawn at White Oak. $44.50. 7pm.
- Samba Dance Class at Midtown Park | FREE – Head to Rio for the evening as Midtown Park is offering Samba lessons with instruction by the Brazilian Cultural Institute. Single dancers and all skill levels are welcome. 7pm.
- Party in the Park at the Menil Collection – The annual Party in the Park fundraiser is back offering an excellent opportunity to experience the Menil’s green space, sculptures, and neighborhood all while enjoying cocktails, food, and live music. $500. 7pm.
- Will Sparks DJ Set at Rise Rooftop – The Aussie producer and electro house DJ takes to the Midtown rooftop for a night of his signature deck styles. $15. 10pm to 2am.
Friday, October 14, 2022
- Thorn & Moon presents Carnivale Spooktacular at Market Square Park | 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.
- Sleuths & Secrets Mystery Night at Houston Museum of Natural Science – Unlock a series of clues, riddles, and objects at Sleuths & Secrets Mystery Night, an interactive evening of exploration, discovery, and secrets at HMNS. $60. 6:30pm.
- DaCamera presents Gil Shaham in Concert at Wortham Center – The world-renowned violin virtuoso Gil Shaham, who New York Times considers a pre-eminent violinist of today, is taking the stage in this Gala Opening night concert and DaCamera debut. $42.50 and up. 7pm.
- Adam Grant: Tribute to Garth Brooks at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Blame it all on our roots, we can’t help but look forward to Georgia-native Adam Grant as he graces Sugar Land’s outdoor stage to offer a taste of the beloved country superstar. 7:30pm.
- Tab Benoit, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | 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.
- AP Dhillon in Concert at 713 Concert Hall – The rising Punjabi Canadian singer-songwriter, rapper and producer is bringing his South Indian and Western hip-hop fusion to town on his first-ever North American tour. $49.50 and up. 8pm.
- Fuerza Regida in Concert at Smart Financial Centre– Bound by a love for their culture, los muchachos de Fuerza Regida are bringing their one-of-a-kind Mexican regional hip-hop fusion to H-Town as they stop through on their Del Barrio Esta Aqui tour. $39.50 and up. 8pm.
- Wael Kfoury & Rahma Riad in Concert at Bayou Music Center – The Lebanese singer-songwriter is coming through the Bayou City on his incredibly exclusive 4-date American Tour, joined by Iraqi singer and actress Rahma Riad. $103 and up. 8pm.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
- Puerto Rican & Cuban Festival at Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land – 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.
- Barktoberfest 2022 at Powder Keg | No Cover – The West Houston drinkery again hosts this pup-centered event with plenty of local beer and food trucks, a local vendors market, on-site adoptions and a doggy costume contest, benefiting the local animal rescue organization, Houston Pets Alive! 2pm to 6pm.
- The Upside Down Market & Stranger Things Screening at Iron Works in East End | 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.
- Fright Night Halloween Fest & Market at Megaton Brewery – For all the lovers and proponents of the strange and unusual, Megaton Brewery in Kingwood summons you forth to enjoy a night of brews, tunes, and spooky goodies that are sure to get you right for the season of horror and fright. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door; free for ages 10 and under. 3pm to 10pm.
- Tacolandia at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou – Taco fans will find unlimited samples at the annual Tacolandia, held along the Buffalo Bayou with the city skyline as a backdrop. This year’s lineup of taco-slinging vendors includes Birria Tacos, Los Tios, Tatemó, Tony’s Mexican Restaurant, and more. Tickets start at $35 in advance; $75 VIP (with entry at 3pm, exclusive taco samples and more). 4pm to 7pm.
- 5th Annual Hangar Bash at Lone Star Flight Museum – Get ready to boogie as the fifth annual beer and bbq dinner is upon us, with live music, great food, good dancing, silent auction, and full museum access. $50; $25 for designated drivers. VIP tickets are $75. 5pm to 10pm.
- The Black Keys in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Following the release of their eleventh studio album, Drop Out Boogie, the dynamic American rock duo are dropping into the Woodlands, with special guests Band of Horses in tow. $39 and up. 7pm.
- Selena Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE – Bring a blanket and some buddies on a lovely fall night in the heart of the city for this special showing of the film inspired by the Queen of Tejano herself, Selena. 7pm.
- EastEndBikeRide: 8th Annual Cemetery Gates Ride at D&W Lounge | FREE – Participate in a skeleton and Dia De Los Muertos-themed bike ride at some of Houston’s oldest and lesser known cemeteries in East End Bike Ride’s biggest annual event. 7pm.
- Dia de la Hispanidad: Magic Juan in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – The global “El Tiburon” superstar takes the Hermann Park stage to play songs from his latest album, Niveles, on Dia de la Hispanidad. 7:30pm.
- The Titans of R&B in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – My my my, the Titans of R&B are sliding through the city and, ready or not, they’re ready to get you to groovin’. Performers include Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, and After 7. $39 and up. 8pm.
- Lane 8 in Concert at Bayou Music Center – The Downtown stage hosts deep house DJ and producer Lane 8 as he embarks on his Reviver tour, supporting his latest release.$36 and up. 8pm.
- Spag Heddy in Concert at Stereo Live – The Spain-based Dutch dubstep and electronica master, Spag Heddy, is making a stop in the H for a DJ set on his tour of the states. $6. 10pm.
Sunday, October 16, 2022
- Yoga & Bubbles by the Rooftop Pool at Blossom Hotel Houston – Atop the Blossom Hotel in Museum District, TruFusion leads a 45-minute yoga class, followed by bubbly, a pop-up and gourmet bites. Attendees are welcome to stick around and enjoy the pool and views for the rest of the day. $35. 9am.
- Beer & Cheese Pairing at Saint Arnold Brewing Company – Taste five cheeses selected by the Houston Dairymaids paired with five Saint Arnold beers as well as a buffet with soft pretzels, Lawnmower queso, and mustard at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. $45. 2pm to 4pm.
- White Oak Bayou Band: Backyard Bash Matinee at the Continental Club – Catch a Sunday afternoon set on the Mid Main block when White Oak Bayou Band performs songs from a deep catalog of rock covers and originals in Continental’s backyard. $5. 2pm to 6pm.
- NWSL Playoffs: Houston Dash vs. Kansas City Current at PNC Stadium – Reppin’ H-Town for the first time in the playoffs, our mighty Dash are taking on the Kansas City Current with hopes of advancing to the next round. $7 and up. 4pm.
- USPA Centennial Cup at Houston Polo Club – Get ready for an afternoon of elite polo, live music, and more as Engel & Volkers Houston presents the USPA Centennial Cup at Houston Polo Club—and don’t forget to grab some champagne and stomp those divots at half-time. Individual tickets are $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 4pm.
- 8th Wonder Comedy Hour featuring Dusti Rhodes at The Secret Group – Local favorite Dusti Rhodes headlines a Sunday evening comedy showcase of local talent including Kate Vance, Bob Morrissey, Tess Vergult, and Kenzi Alonzo; hosted by Connor Carter. All tickets include an 8th Wonder beer and take-home souvenir glass. $10. 6pm to 8pm; comedy at 6:30pm.
- Pastries & Poetry on the Rooftop at Post Houston – Enjoy spoken word under the stars atop the Post Houston rooftop, where guests can enjoy prominent Houston poets and a baked-fresh slice of cake from Lucy Pearl’s Sweets, before a stunning Downtown skyline. $40. 7pm.
- Christian Nodal in Concert at Toyota Center – The award-winning Regional Mexican artist lands in Downtown while supporting his latest EP release, Forajido. $61 and up. 8pm.
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