Updated Monday, October 24, 2022 at 10pm
Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, October 24 to Sunday, October 30, 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.
Looking for more things to do over Halloween Weekend? Check out our guide to Halloween events for adults this weekend.
Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston This Week: Monday, October 24 to Sunday, October 30, 2022
- Diwali Festival at ISKCON of Houston | Monday, October 24 & Tuesday, October 25 | No Cover – The Greater Heights Hare Krishna organization hosts a two-day Diwali celebration and ceremony that fills the inside of the temple with hundreds of candles and a celebratory feast. 6pm to 8:30pm.
- Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at Majestic Metro | Tuesday, October 25 & Wednesday, October 26 – The historic theater near Market Square Park hosts back-to-back nights of classical instrumentals that blend modern favorites like “Thriller,” Franz Schubert, and themes from popular series and movies like The Exorcist, Halloween, Ghostbusters and more. $55 and up. Times vary.
- Comedian Byron Bowers at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – Recently found in HBO’s Irma Vep and on his brand new FX comedy special, Spiritual N***a, the acclaimed comedian steps upstairs in Montrose for his signature set that marries heavy and light for an uproarious night of laughter. $17 and up. Times vary.
- Freaky Deaky 2022 at Houston Raceway Park | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – Get ready for two nights of costumed EDM fun at this festival taking place in Baytown, featuring producers like Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Illenium, and Chris Lake, plus dozens more DJs and pulse-pounding spooky fun. Single-day tickets are $95 and up; 2-day passes are $170 and up. 2pm to 11pm.
- Blackpink in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – The planet’s most popular girl group is about to “Shut Down” the Space City for two otherworldly performances on the Blackpink World Tour in support of their forthcoming second studio album, Born Pink. $79.50 and up. 8pm.
- Houston Happy Hour Halloweekend Bar Crawl in Midtown | Saturday, October 29 & Halloween, Monday, October 31 – The final two nights of this two-weekend pub crawl 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.
Monday, October 24, 2022
- Hip-Hop Step Aerobics at Emancipation Park | FREE – Have fun and move your bod at Emancipation Park in Third Ward on a cool October night. 6pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz at Toyota Center – The Rockets face the Jazz in their second home game of the season on Filipino Heritage Night, which honors Houston’s own Jalen Green, as well as Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz—the only active Filipino players in the NBA. $15 and up. 7pm.
- Vampire Hunter D Movie Screening at Alamo Drafthouse – Start the last Monday of October right by going to a special screening of the cult classic Vampire D, based off of the wildly popular anime and manga series. $5. 7:30pm.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
- Justin Deabler at West University Community Center Auditorium | FREE – Houston-native Justin Deabler will be discussing and signing copies of his latest title, Lone Stars, which the New York Times called “desperately affecting,” in an intimate setting at the West U Community Center Auditorium. Free; registration recommended. 6:30pm.
- Korean Barbecue at Central Market – Broaden your culinary horizons by exploring the perfect complimentary sweet and savory flavors of Korean Barbecue and banchans while you work with a group to assemble your own meal. $65. 6:30pm.
- Bollywood Dance in the Park at Evelyn’s Park | FREE – Get your night started off right as you listen to super fun Indian music and learn amazing choreographed Bollywood moves in Bellaire. 6:30pm.
- Post Malone in Concert at Toyota Center – The hip-hop pop star is coming to the H and his grill isn’t the only thing that’s going to be shining on the Twelve Carat tour, in support of his fourth studio album, Twelve Carat Toothache. Roddy Rich opens the show. $39.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- The Post Malone Official After Party at House of Blues – Keep the party going on Post Malone day at the official After Party with Don Londres Tequila. $27.50. 10:30pm.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
- Game Night at Pur Noire Urban Wineries | No Cover – Go ahead and make your reservations now to play Jenga, card games and more while you sip delicious wine and relax on a nice October evening. 5pm.
- Garden & Nature Series: What’s in the Water? at Hermann Park | FREE – Get a lil’ more familiar with the microscopic creatures in the Bayou City’s bodies of water and what they add to their ecosystem, with the whole family in this iteration of Hermann Park’s Garden & Nature Series. 6pm.
- Lucid Express in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The atmospheric shoegaze pop band is vibing their way through H-Town and they’re bringing dreamy tunes from their brand new release, Floret. $10 and up. 7pm.
- Lizzo in Concert at Toyota Center –Clutch City welcomes the Grammy and Emmy Award–winner back to her hometown for her Special tour celebrating the release of her fourth studio album. Latto and Saucy Santana will be supporting. $39.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Omar Apollo in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The first generation Mexican American mid-western crooner has vibes in spades and he’s bringing music from his debut album, Ivory, to Houston on his The Prototype Tour. $36 and up. 7:45pm.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
- Happy Hour Thursday at Museum of Fine Arts Houston | FREE – Bring your friends over to the lovely Museum of Fine Arts campus and visit galleries, grab a bite from a food truck and have a happy hour drink at the bar. 5pm to 8pm.
- 2022 Fall Wine Dinner Series at Rainbow Lodge – The 2022 Fall Wine Dinner Series continues as the beautiful Rainbow Lodge hosts an evening filled with delicious wines and excellent pairings featuring William-Chris Winery. $149 and up per person. 6pm.
- Baby Bump Social at the Motherhood Center | FREE with RSVP – The Motherhood Center welcomes moms- and dads-to-be for a free social featuring fun mocktails, light bites, and more. Visitors are able to tour the center, ask an expert panel questions about pregnancy and parenthood, and participate in a baby bump contest. 6pm to 7:30pm.
- Opening Reception: Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton at Moody Center for the Arts | FREE – Join former Houston Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton for an evening reception that celebrates community-based artmaking with the Moody Project Wall’s latest installation, “_____ as Myth.” The work takes inspiration from Mouton’s memoir and is the result of students and local artists investigating how modern-day mythology can explain the nuances of everyday experience. 6pm to 8pm.
- The Dark Knight Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Bring a blanket or chair to the lawn at the historic Market Square Park in Downtown for a free screening of the Christopher Nolan-directed The Dark Knight. 7pm.
- Ingenious Lotería at Ingenious Brewing Company | No Cover – Take to the Humble brewery for a round of Lotería, or Mexican Bingo, and vie for prizes and drink specials all night. 7pm.
- Tango Lovers presents Volver at Wortham Center – Experience magnificence as a cast of World Tango Dance champions perform backed by a live orchestra with a Grammy Award–winning director. This production tells the story of a group of artists who travel the world for many years together and return to their place of origin to tell endless stories through different characters. $38 and up. 7pm.
- AleXa in Concert at Hobby Center– For the first time in the United States, the K-Pop singer and winner of NBC’s inaugural American Song Contest, AleXa comes to Downtown for her debut Houston performance. $48 and up. 8pm.
- Tauren Wells in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The ten-time Grammy Award–winner, certified platinum singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and hometown hero is bringing his Journey in the Morning tour home. $25 and up. 8pm.
Friday, October 28, 2022
- Yappy Hour: Halloween Costume Paw-ty at Bagby Park | FREE – This special Halloween edition of the pup-friendly Bagby Park series sees plenty of four-legged friends in costumes while you can shop pet treats and games from local vendors on site. 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
- The Happening at The Orange Show – Held every Fourth Friday, this curated open mic and experimental performance art show takes over the campus of the always-eclectic Orange Show Monument. Donations are suggested. 6pm to 9pm.
- Dia De Los Muertos Black Dinner at City Place in Spring – The City Place Dia de Los Muertos celebration kicks off with a four-course Black Dinner crafted through a collaboration of acclaimed chefs Arnaldo Richards (of Houston-based Picos), Omar Pereney, and Mexico-based chefs Luis Robelo Richards (of Tout Chocolat) and Atzin Eduardo Santos Candia (of Limosneros). Limited to 100 guests, the sit-down dinner is preceded by a special cocktail hour, Catrina face painting and flower crown crafts, and a candlelight procession at sunset that unveils City Place’s traditional ofrenda to honor departed loved ones. $150. 6pm to 10pm.
- 2022 Howl-O-Ween Ball at Houston SPCA – The annual fundraiser that helps support Houston SPCA’s mission for helping animals in need puts a Halloween spin on the charity soirée, with an evening of elegant Halloween costumes, an auction, dinner and dancing, performers and more. $400 and up. 6:30pm to midnight.
- World Series Game 1: Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park – The Astros open their fifth World Series with homefield advantage against Philadelphia. Airing on FOX. Tickets start at $500, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Chris Stapleton in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The eight-time Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter is closing out his first solo outing, the All-American Road Show Tour, in Houston as he supports his second and third studio albums, From A Room: Volume 1 and Volume 2. $44 and up. 7pm.
- Fall Beer Dinner at B-52 Brewing – Enjoy five delicious courses of fall favorites like Butternut Squash Soup, Peach Cobbler and more, paired with tasty craft offerings from the Conroe brewery’s indoor taproom. $65. 7pm.
- Nature Horror Stories: An Adult Halloween Nature Night at Nature Discovery Center – This adults-only after hours event at the Nature Discovery Center sets out on a night hike through the park, with creepy nature stories, games, snacks and adult beverages. $25. 7pm to 9pm.
- Letsdothishouston: Halloween Costume Night Light Bike Ride at 3rd Ward Tours– Kick off the Halloween weekend in your best costume on two wheels, alongside dozens of other riders as you vibe to a curated playlist and take to the streets from 3rd Ward Tours, riding to Houston destinations. $11; $28.50 includes a bike rental. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- Houston Grand Opera presents The Wreckers at Wortham Center – HGO offers the first-ever fully staged production of this 1906 opera by Dame Ethel Smyth. It’s the story of a coastal community where shipwrecks are common and pillaging a given. But what happens when someone begins warning the ships of what’s to come? $25 and up. 7:30pm.
- Wisin y Yandel in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The world famous reggeaton duo is ready to step away from touring together after more than two decades doing it, and they’re gracing the Sugar Land stage with their La Ultima Misión World Tour. $39.95 and up. 8pm.
- Girl on Ghoul: Fangdom at ReBar at ReBar Houston – Lesbians of Color Nation hosts this all-girls celebration and night of music, Halloween costumes and dancing, alongside palm readers, flame throwers and more. Ages 25+ (ages 21 to 24 should be accompanied by 25+). $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 9pm to 2am.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
- Halloween at Truck Yard | No Cover – The EaDo hot spot hosts an all-day Halloween celebration open to families until 9pm. Stop by for all-day cauldron cocktails, pumpkin smashing, dog and human costume contests, fortune tellers, and more. 11am to 2am.
- MusicFest 2022 at Willow Waterhole Greenway | FREE – In Southwest Houston, the 10th annual MusicFest offers a full day of live music from the worlds of R&B, blues, jazz, rock and Latin salsa; Halloween activities like trunk-or-treating, Halloween photo ops, and a costume parade; plus circus act performers, food and drink. 11am to 7pm.
- Haunted Halloween Horror Market Pop-Up at Wildcatter Saloon in Katy – The Katy restaurant and grill hosts an all-day pop-up that features horror celebrity meet-and-greets, Halloween costume contests, local vendors, live music and more. $15. Noon to 7pm.
- The Monster S.M.A.S.H. Beer Fest at SpindleTap Brewery – The North Houston brewery hosts a Halloween weekend competition where more than 20 local breweries will compete for your votes with concoctions that only utilize one type of malt and one strain of hops. Stick around all afternoon and enjoy food trucks and entertainment by DJ Muskratch. $25 and up. 1pm to 5pm.
- White Oak Halloween Pub Crawl in the Heights – Get ready for a fun-filled afternoon in the Heights when a slate of 8 bars and restaurants on White Oak host a pub crawl complete with prizes, giveaways and swag along the way. Stick around at Bobcat Teddy’s after the crawl and aim for the crown in the annual costume contest. 2pm to 6pm.
- Jollof Festival Houston at Amahle Bar & Lounge – The Midtown lounge honors the traditional West African dish with a sampling competition where you can taste jollof from participating countries like Nigeria and Ghana, then cast your vote for your favorite. Advance tickets start at $20 for admission; $35 for tasting and voting. 2pm to 7pm.
- Calacas & Cocktails at City Place in Spring | FREE – Presented by San Migeul de Allende, this evening party is highlighted by live music and entertainment, a margarita cash bar, and a second candlelight procession led by mojigangas to the ofrenda on site. Free; VIP tickets are $30. 6pm to 9pm.
- Elissa’s Seaport Social at Galveston Historic Seaport – Celebrate the 145th birthday of the 1877 Elissa in Galveston at a nautical-themed costume party with live music, food from Robinette and Company, and a custom-themed birthday cake from Jazz Bird Bakery. $75. 6pm to 9pm.
- World Series Game 2: Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park – The ‘Stros host one more game before heading to Philly for a three-game road trip in the World Series. Airing on FOX. Tickets start at $500, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Dayglow in Concert at House of Blues – The indie pop star is back in his home state and is taking the stage at House of Blues with support from Ritt Momney. $29.50. 7pm.
- 14th Annual Montrose Halloween Crawl at Poison Girl | No Cover – Kicking off at Poison Girl and La Grange, costumed crawlers can head through the Westheimer Curve’s biggest bars, including Pistolero, Boondocks, Catbirds and Present Company, in the 14th annual edition of the festive pub crawl. 7pm to 2am.
- Chromeo DJ Set & Halloween Party at Axelrad | FREE – The Halloween edition of the monthly Neon Garden series offers a fun night of video games, visual art installations, live music, and a special costume party. Plus, electrofunk duo Chromeo will spin a DJ set outdoors in the sprawling garden at Axelrad. 7pm to 2am.
- Spirits & Skeletons Halloween Party at Houston Museum of Natural Science– HMNS will open up the entire museum, allowing for ghouls and goblins to enjoy a big Halloween bash with live music, DJs, food trucks, and drinks. $60. 8pm to 1am.
- Monsters Ball: Halloween Costume Party Saturday at Grooves of Houston – The Third Ward hotspot hosts a Halloween costume extravaganza with best costume taking home $1,000, plus you’ll be able to enjoy tarot readers, magicians, face painters, photo ops and more. Free admission to ladies until 11pm; $10 and up after that. 9pm to 2am.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
- Fall Cornival at The Health Museum – The inaugural family-friendly Fall Cornival Festival takes over the Health Museum for an afternoon of festivities like live music, games, food trucks, art, educational fun and more. $15; $10 for ages 3 to 12. 10am to 5pm.
- Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium – On Halloween Eve, the Texans will look to right the ship this season against their oldest rivals, the Titans. $69 and up. 3pm.
- Sounds to Live By: Outdoor Music at the Menil Collection | FREE – The annual Sounds To Live By listening event will feature music selections by Peter Lucas, visual artist and curator Benito Huerta, visual artist and jazz champion Tierney Malone, and DJ and music historian Flash Gordon Parks. 3pm to 6pm.
- Houston Masterworks Chorus presents Mass in Blue at MATCH – Catch a performance of this six-movement piece composed in 2003 that reflects the standard Latin Mass text with music based on traditional blues harmonies. $33. 4pm.
- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Grand 1894 Opera House – The Galveston stage welcomes trumpeter Wynton Marsalis alongside 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. $35 and up. 7pm.
- Comedian Steve Hofstetter at Houston Improv – The West Houston stage welcomes the New York-based comic for a single set on the heels of his book release, Follow Your Dream (Unless Your Dream is Stupid). Limited tickets remain; $100 for 4, and up. 7:30pm.
- Texas Halloween Massacre 2022 at Space Nightclub– Space in Midtown hosts this year’s edition of the popular costume party that includes a $5,000 grand prize for best costume, plus partygoers can enjoy dancing all night, mechanical bull riding, photo booths, face painting, stilt walkers, party favors and more. Free admission until 10pm; $10 up after that. 9pm to 2am.
- Haunted Rooftop: Big Boogie in Concert at Rise Rooftop – Head up to the vast rooftop space in Midtown for a night of costumed dancing and fun, cocktails, a cash prize costume contest, and Big Boogie taking the stage for a live concert. $20 and up. 9pm to 2am.
- Benny the Butcher in Concert at Warehouse Live – The East Coast rapper comes to EaDo for a night of tracks from his latest, Tana Talk 4. $25 and up. 10pm.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Burlesque Show at Numbers Nightclub – If ever a moment to do the time warp, it’s certainly on Halloween weekend at the fabled Houston nightclub institution that’s serving up live Rocky Horror burlesque performances from some of the city’s stars, and more. $25 and up. 11pm to 3am.
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