Plan Your Weekend: October 20 to 23, 2022

Southern Smoke Festival rolls out three days of culinary showcases this weekend | Courtesy of Southern Smoke Festival

Updated Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 11:38pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23, 2022.

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Things to Do All Weekend Long

Halloween Happenings, Astros Watch Parties & More Destinations

  • Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Houston – Whether stacking a trick-or-treat stash or just looking to show off that spooky costume, we’ve gathered plenty of events happening in Greater Houston for kids and families this Halloween season.
  • Halloween Events for Adults in Houston – And if you’re looking for something slightly more wicked, then we have you covered with a slate of costume parties, pub crawls, concerts and other Halloween celebrations taking place all October long.
  • Houston Astros Playoff Watch Parties – With the ‘Stros swinging for the fences, it’s a great time to meet up with other fanatics for every game of the October postseason. Check out food specials and some of the best spots for watch parties throughout the playoffs.
  • Must Do Things in Bellaire – Dig into finger-lickin’ BBQ, brunch offerings and mother nature at our picks for things to do in Bellaire.
  • Seasonal Markets in Greater Houston – Stock up on all your seasonal goodies and gift-shopping must-haves at our collection of upcoming markets through the fall season, held across Greater Houston.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Tickets to Houston Pro Sports Games

Thursday, October 20, 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, October 21, 2022

  • 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, October 22 & Sunday, October 23, 2022.

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Holly Beretto writes about food and wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 Things to Do in Houston, her work has appeared in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine, Arts + Culture Texas, Bayou City Magazine, Downtown, Galveston Monthly and Houston Woman. She is also a regular contributor to's Houston site. She earned her B.A. in mass communication with a minor in professional writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her M.A. in communication studies with an emphasis in journalism from St. Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native Rhode Islander, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press.