Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, October 17 to Sunday, October 23, 2022.
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Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston This Week: Monday, October 17 to Sunday, October 23, 2022
- DaCamera presents Jeremy Denk in Concert at the Menil Collection | Monday, October 17 & Tuesday, October 18 – Prolific pianist and MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk performs The Well-Tempered Clavier, J.S. Bach’s suite of 24 preludes and fugues. $60. 7:30pm.
- 2022 ALCS Games 1 & 2: Houston Astros vs. TBD at Minute Maid Park | Wednesday, October 19 & Thursday, October 20 – The Astros take one step one closer to the World Series, facing the winner of an ALDS matchup between Cleveland Guardians and the New York Yankees. Tickets are very limited and start at $125, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Times TBD.
- The Riot Comedy Show presents Tom Thakkar at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22 – The upstairs comedy room in Montrose hosts comedian Tom Thakkar on his return to Houston. The comic has been featured on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Presents, Conan, and as host of his podcast series, Stand-Up with Tom Thakkar. $17 and up. Times vary.
- Southern Smoke Festival at Multiple Locations | Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23 – From an opening night barbecue welcome wagon to a high-end raw bar experience and a sampling of culinary stars, the Southern Smoke Festival returns this weekend with three nights of showcases featuring more than 60 of the country’s best chefs—all to help fund-raise in support of food and beverage workers in crisis nationwide. Prices range from $150 to $1000. Times and locations vary.
Monday, October 17, 2022
- Ice Cream Social Ride at EaDo Bike Co. | FREE – Share some sweet treats and some cycle secrets with bicycle enthusiasts of every level at this weekly round trip that clocks fifteen miles or less. 6:30pm.
- Heather on the Hill in Glocca Morra at Ovations Night Club – The Paul Hope Cabaret season opens in Rice Village with this performance of tunes from the songbooks of Lerner and Loewe, Burton Lane, and E.Y. Harburg. $15. 7:30pm.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
- Halloween Trivia & Steak Night at Front Porch Pub – Test your knowledge on all things Halloween and horror while enjoying a $20 16oz ribeye with a loaded baked potato at the West Gray drinkery. 6:30pm.
- Grown-Up Story Time at the Continental Club – Laugh and maybe cry at this uniquely funny and wholly illuminating, grown-up-led storytime. $8 in advance; $10 day of. 7pm.
- Performing Arts Houston presents 2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist Yunchan Lim at Wortham Center – The youngest person to ever win gold at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the South Korean teenage virtuoso, Yunchan Lim is in Houston to treat us to some magic. $59 and up. 7:30pm.
- Man Man in Concert at White Oak Music Hall– The Philly experimental rock band is stopping by the Bayou City on their national tour. $20. 8pm.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Lamb of God in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The titans of heavy metal are thrashing their way through the Space City touting their ninth studio album, Omens. $39.50 and up. 6pm.
- Heartthrob with Comedian Rob Anderson at Houston Improv – The cheeky comedian, writer, and content creator is coming through the H on his Heartthrob tour and he’s bringing his sharp humor with him. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2, and up. 6pm.
- Indigo Girls in Concert at House of Blues – The Austin-based band are playing HOB in support of their fifteenth studio album, Look Long, and when the folk rock duo is in town, we are all closer to fine. $32.50 and up. 7pm.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
- Liminal: A Conversation with Jorge Pardo at Dudley Recital Hall at UH | FREE with RSVP – Hear directly from the Mexico-based, Cuban American artist about his vibrant, immersive work, Folly, and its creation in a one-hour group conversation. 5pm.
- Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park – Grab a lawn chair or snag a table in Downtown’s historic park for an evening of bingo, games and prizes. $10. 6pm.
- Skyfarm Harvest Feast: Blackwood 2022 Gala at Post Houston – Enjoy the sights of the skyline around you as you learn about Blackwood’s dream for a more sustainable future, while also enjoying a farm-to-table experience curated by Chefs Cade Conlon, Sasha Grumman, Ara Malekian, and Paul Qui. $325. 6pm.
- Yes in Concert at Arena Theatre – The prog rock pioneers with the positive name, hailing from across the pond, are going to be in our fair hamlet celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of their seminal record, Close to the Edge. $39 and up. 7pm.
- Tim Burton Burlesque at Rise Rooftop – This burlesque show hosted by Nikki Knockout will pay tribute to Tim Burton’s classic movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, and more at Rise Rooftop in Midtown. $20. 7:30pm.
- Urban Green’s Halloween Screen at McGovern Centennial Gardens – Join Hermann Park’s young professional group, Urban Green, for an outdoor screening of the classic 1984 movie, Ghostbusters. In addition to the entry ticket, you can also purchase a food package that includes bites from Raising Cane’s, Hughie’s Vietnamese Grille, brews from Saint Arnold, popcorn, and more. $12; free for ages 3 and under; $37 for admission and food package. 7:30pm to 10pm.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race: Night of the Living Drag at Smart Financial Centre – The 11th annual production returns to Sugar Land, where you can watch Yvie Oddly re-emerge from the Inferno to hunt down the Souls of Seven Sinful Queens, featuring Aquaria the Sloth, Asia O’Hara the Envying, Bosco the Lusting, and several more. $49.50 and up. 8pm.
- SG Lewis in Concert at House of Blues – The British singer-songwriter, producer, and house beat maker, SG Lewis is coming to the House of Blues with some tunes from his debut album as well as cuts from his forthcoming release. $25. 8pm.
Friday, October 21, 2022
- Bravado Spice 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at Karbach Brewing Company | No Cover – The purveyor of hot sauces, rubs and more marks 10 years of kicking up the flavor in an event that includes live music, a product booth, creative cocktails and a food truck menu. The first 100 guests will also receive a gift bag. 6pm to 10pm.
- La Mafia in Concert at Arena Theatre – Show some love and give this legendary, Grammy Award–winning, Houston Tejano band Un Millon de Rosas when they appear on the Southwest Houston stage. $47 and up. 7pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center – Jalen Green welcomes Ja Morant and the Memphis Griz to the H for the NBA season opener. $25 and up, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the online resale marketplace. 7pm.
- Steve Martin & Martin Short at Smart Financial Centre – The legendary comics and actors come together for an evening of laughs and tunes while on their You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today! Tour. $89.50and up. 7pm.
- Gamelan of the New Moon at Discovery Green | FREE – Settle in for this concert of Indonesian music, live in the heart of downtown. 7pm to 9pm.
- Comedian Amy Schumer at 713 Music Hall – The actress and comedian hits the stage for an evening of laughs, showcasing her latest material. $59 and up. 8pm.
- Bobby Biggs Beer and Belly Laughs at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. | No Cover – Comedian Bobby Biggerstaff, as seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, performs while you can sip on offerings straight from the tap at the Heights brewery. 8pm.
- Radney Foster in Concert at the Heights Theater – Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Del Rio Texas 1959, the iconic solo debut album from the country music singer-songwriter. $28 and up. 8pm.
- Woody Witt Big Band: Cowboy Bebop Concert at Axelrad | FREE – The 18-piece ensemble performs original songs from the Cowboy Bebop anime series, including “Tank,” “Rush” and “Car 24.” 8:30pm.
- K-Pop Friday at the Secret Group – DJ Hydeheart spins K-Pop faves and the latest hits at the EaDo comedy club and venue. Free before 10pm; $5 after for 21+, $10 for 18+. 9pm.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
- Korean Festival Houston at Discovery Green | No Cover – Enjoy Korean music, foods, performances, shopping and more at this day-long, family-friendly event in Downtown. 11am to 10pm.
- Houston Filipino Street Festival at Constellation Field – This family-friendly festival celebrates the Philippines and Filipino heritage in a day of music, food, activities and more. $17 and up. Noon to 6pm.
- Monster Mash Bash Shooting Event at Precision Camera Woodlands – Open to photographers of all skill levels, Precision Camera provides models in special effects makeup for a spooky photo sesh, with the opportunity to win a Panasonic Lumix mirrorless camera. 4pm to 7pm.
- Houston Happy Hour Halloweekend Bar Crawl in Midtown – The first of three bar crawl nights (the other two taking place across Halloween weekend) sends costumed revelers to The Dogwood in Midtown for check-in, followed by multiple stops at surrounding bars that will offer drink specials, live DJs, and a costume contest. Early bird tickets start at $11. 5pm to 11pm.
- League City Diamond Anniversary Ball at South Shore Harbour Resort – Celebrate League City’s diamond anniversary with a celebration decked out in glitz and glam, plus enjoy a silent auction, a champagne raffle, a piano duel and be sure to look out for a $5000 diamond hiding in a champagne flute. $200. 6pm.
- DFW Vintage presents Swap Meet at Post Houston | No Cover – Buy, sell or swap vintage apparel, sneakers, music, art, and memorabilia from the ’70s, ’90s, and 2000s with more than 80 vendors at Post Houston. 6pm to 10pm.
- Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – It may feel like fall outside, but Houston is about to experience all four seasons when the O.G. Jersey Boy comes through town playing all of the greatest hits. $65 and up. 7pm.
- Into the Woods Charity Event at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott – This annual charity fundraiser gathers proceeds for different youth and community-oriented organizations, while also putting on a big Halloween bash with casino games, a costume contest, fortune tellers, mystery boxes and more. $50 and up. 7pm.
- Two Star Symphony 20th Anniversary & Backyard Circus Carnival Celebration at the Continental Club – Costumes are encouraged at this backyard bash in Mid Main headlined by the distinctive, dark sounds of Houston’s Two Star Symphony, followed by Emma d’Lemma’s burlesque and whip show, magic from Dylan Bryson, and DJ Bear Linh. $10 in advance; $15 day of. 7pm to 2am.
- Parker McCollum in Concert at Cynthia Woods Pavilion – The Conroe-native Texas Americana and country singer-songwriter—who’s slated to open Rodeo Houston 2023—takes the Woodlands stage with cuts from his chart-climbing album, Gold Chain Cowboy. $44.50 and up. 8pm.
- Silent Disco featuring Latin Stage at Social Beer Garden | No Cover – Strap on a pair of headphones, pick your channel—Latin, House or Bass—and dance to the tunes of a dozen different DJs. 9pm.
Sunday, October 23, 2022
- Video Game Tourney by Arcadeology at B-52 Brewing – Gamers assemble, the perfect Sunday afternoon of playing retro arcade games is taking place at the Conroe brewery and you might even walk out with a prize. $15 per person. 2pm.
- Taste & Remember: Día de los Muertos Oaxacan Cuisine and Mezcal Tasting at Xochi – Respectfully celebrate Día de Muertos early, with delicious tastes of Oaxaca prepared by the talented chefs of Xochi; Hugo Ortega, José Luís Ortega, and Elvis Espinosa. $65. 4pm.
- Bazaar on the Bayou Fall Market at White Oak Music Hall | No Cover – The fall edition of this popular market in Northside sees more than 75 local vendors setting up shop at the Houston music venue, with DJs spinning throughout the day and Raven Tower open for drinks. 10am to 5pm.
- Tejas Got Soul: Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Diaz at Discovery Green | FREE – Get your dancing boots on and prepare to send the week off con the Conjunto band Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Diaz. 5pm.
- Doomsday Wrestling Halloween Matinee Massacre at Numbers Nightclub – Houston’s own comedy wrestling troupe brings the haunted headlocks to Numbers in Montrose for an all-ages body slamming event for Halloween. $18 and up. 6pm to 8pm.
- Daya in Concert at House of Blues – The pop superstar singer-songwriter is hoping to push away the Sunday scaries with songs from her 2022 EP, In Between Dreams. $25. 7pm.
- R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The Ultimate Aretha Experience at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston – Honor the late grand-dame, the eternal Queen of Soul, Aretha, and take in an electrifying performance and tribute to her legendary music. $31.50 and up. 7pm.
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