Updated Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 10pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6, 2022.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- International Quilt Festival at George R. Brown Convention Center | Daily – Eye-popping works of art, seminars, guest speakers, shopping and more are part of this annual festival, dedicated to the art of quilting. $15. Times vary.
- Houston Fringe Festival at MATCH | Daily – Back after a two-year pandemic hiatus, this multi-day exploration of plays and performing arts offers world premieres of cutting-edge pieces by emerging and established artists. Also back is the festival-favorite closing night showcase, “Anything Goes.” $15. Showtimes vary.
- Lone Star Rally at the Historic Strand District in Galveston | Daily – Head to Galveston for this weekend spotlighting motorcycles and bike events, plus a car and truck show, a Miss Lone Star Rally, tattoo contest, live music and more. $35 and up. Times vary.
- The Riot Comedy Club presents Julia Shiplett at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – The comedian brings her distinctive voice and observations to Houston for a series of sets this weekend. $17 and up. Times vary.
- Vintage Market Days at Brazoria County Fairgrounds | Friday to Sunday – This vintage-inspired market features one-of-a-kind finds from jewelry and antiques to clothing, home goods and more. $8 and up. Times vary.
- Shepherd School Opera presents Street Scene at Brockman Hall for Opera | Friday & Sunday – Kurt Weill’s Street Scene is a blend of European opera and American musical theatre, with lyrics by Langston Hughes. Set on a New York street in summer, a secret is revealed that leads to violence. $25 and up. Friday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.
- Día de los Muertos at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday & Sunday – This two-day family funfest gives you the opportunity to make sugar skull masks and marigold garlands, listen to Mariachi music and more. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 6pm.
- Preservation Houston: Good Brick Tour at Multiple Locations | Saturday & Sunday – Join Preservation Houston for an inside look at five exceptional historic homes, including a modernized Montrose duplex, a mid-century Fifth Ward gem, and a lovingly restored Craftsman home in the First Ward. $25 and up. Noon to 5pm.
- 10th Annual Palestinian Festival at Crown Festival Park | Saturday & Sunday – Experience Palestinian culture at this celebration in Sugar Land that includes vendors, food, exhibits, music and more. International superstar Haitham Khalaily performs nightly. $11 and up. Saturday 1pm to 11pm; Sunday 1pm to 9pm.
- 2022 World Series: Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park | Saturday & Sunday – If necessary, the best-of-seven World Series will return to Houston for Game 6 and a winner-take-all Game 7 at Minute Maid. Tickets are sold out, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Performing Arts Houston presents Blue Man Group at Jones Hall | Saturday & Sunday – Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction, and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages at Jones Hall. $39 and up. Times vary.
- Comedian Chris Rock at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday & Sunday – The comedian, actor and writer brings his Ego Death World Tour to Sugar Land for back-to-back nights. $49.50 and up. 8pm.
Day of the Dead Celebrations, Astros Watch Parties & More Destinations
- Día de los Muertos Events in Houston – Celebrate those no longer with us at ofrendas, celebrations, performances and festivals taking place across Houston for 2022 Day of the Dead.
- Houston Astros World Series Guide to Tickets & Watch Parties – As the ‘Stros fire up another World Series, we’ve got you covered with all the broadcast and ticket information you need, as well as where you can enjoy official watch parties, food specials and other sports bars.
- 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.
- Seascape at Alley Theatre | Daily | Ongoing – Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winner explores marriage and what it means to be human in this story of a couple who take a walk on the beach, only to meet another couple who rise from the ocean. $51 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Stages presents Plumshuga: The Rise of Lauren Anderson at the Gordy | Daily | Ongoing – With a story that is at once perfectly Houston and absolutely universal, Plumshuga explores the life and legacy of Lauren Anderson, the first Black woman to be named a principal artist for a major American dance company. The world premiere blends spoken word, dance, music and theater for a look at Anderson’s life, and an exploration of what it means to follow your dreams. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Put Your House in Order at Rec Room | Thursday to Saturday | Ongoing – This romantic comedy/thriller/horror story about a first date that turns quickly into a race against an invading force is a Houston premiere. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
- Houston Grand Opera presents The Wreckers at Wortham Center | Saturday | Ongoing – Continuing its commitment to presenting new works and giving favorites new looks, 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. Friday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.
- TUTS presents The Secret of My Success at Hobby Center | Daily | Final Weekend – Based on the popular Michael J. Fox movie of the same name, this brand-new, TUTS-driven musical is the story of what success looks like—and what you’ll go through to hold on to it. $40 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Dirt Dogs Theatre presents Coyote on a Fence at MATCH | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend – This play by Bruce Graham explores good and evil, justice and mercy, and is based on the story of a Texas death row inmate. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- 4th Wall Theatre Co. presents The Thin Place at Spring Street Studios | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend – Linda can commune with the dead and she can make you hear them—if you believe. Opening 4th Wall’s 2022-23 season, this affecting play that explores the lines between life and death, and how they shape reality. $32 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Grand Opera presents La Traviata at the Wortham Center | Friday & Sunday | Final Weekend – One of the most stirring operas in the canon, this is the story of the courtesan Violetta who falls in love with the noble-born Alfredo. Jealousy, classism and tragedy unfold against Verdi’s incredible music. $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
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Thursday, November 3, 2022
- Shadow Puppet Theatre presents Fall Leaves Fall at the Woodlands Children’s Museum – Young readers and book lovers can interact with each other during this imaginative presentation of the book, Fall Leaves Fall, which showcases all the changes and excitement fall brings. $7.50 for ages 1 and up. 11am.
- Westchase District Farmers Market at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church | No Cover – Shop local for a variety of produce, homemade baked goods, cheeses, homegoods and more. 3pm.
- World Series Game 5 Watch Party at Minute Maid Park – The final watch party of the season takes place on Thursday when the Astros take on the Phillies in Game 5 in Philadelphia. You can gather with fellow fans to take in the action on Minute Maid’s big screens and enjoy ballpark festivities throughout the game. Vouchers are $1. 5pm.
- Feel Good Market at the Ion | No Cover – The innovation hub hosts this monthly, first-Thursday event featuring vendors selling jewelry, ceramics, treats and more, plus music and food from around the region. 5pm to 8pm.
- Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – Join the organization for its annual gala, a fundraiser for ongoing efforts to establish and steward parks, trails, and unique spaces that unite communities all along the bayou. $600 and up. 6:30pm.
- College Night at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | FREE – College students are invited to experience the museum with a host of hands-on activities, film screenings, dance and sewing workshops, and a performance by Wonderbox. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Author Katy Hays at Murder by the Book | No Cover – The bookstore welcomes Katy Hays, who will discuss and sign her first novel, The Cloisters, which follows a young curatorial assistant into the world of art research, tarot cards, ambition and danger. Free to attend, but those who wish to have their books signed must purchase it from the store. 6:30pm.
- Lotería Night at East End Backyard – Head over to East End Backyard for Lotería Night benefitting the nonprofit, University of Houston Hispanic Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. There will also be a Day of the Dead costume contest, DJs, mariachis, and live performances. $35. 6:30pm.
- DaCamera presents Michael Harrison in Conversation at the Menil Collection | FREE – Composer and pianist Michael Harrison joins DaCamera’s Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg and Menil’s senior curator Michelle White for a conversation exploring Walter De Maria’s involvement in avant-garde music in the 1960s. 7pm.
- Author Margaret Wilkerson Sexton with Kiese Laymon at Kindred Stories – Author Margaret Wilkerson Sexton joins Kindred Stories in Third Ward to discuss her novel, On the Rooftop, a story of a mother who dreams of musical stardom for her three daughters, which collides with the daughters’ dreams for themselves. Free; books are available for purchase at the event. 7pm.
- The Riot Comedy Club presents Dan St. Germain at Rudyard’s British Pub – The writer, comedian and actor, who’s appeared on Conan, This Is Not Happening, Adam Ruins Everything and more, brings his signature wit and observations to the stage. $15 and up. 7pm.
- Houston Texans vs. Philadelphia Eagles at NRG Stadium – Thursday Night Football comes to Houston as the Texans take on the Eagles. $64 and up. 7:15pm.
- Carrie Underwood in Concert at Toyota Center – The Grammy Award-winning megastar sings fan favorites and new works as her Denim & Rhinestones tour stops in Houston with special guest Jimmy Allen. $59 and up. 7:30pm.
- Demi Lovato in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The pop sensation comes to Downtown to perform live as part of their Holy Fvck tour. $50.50 and up. 8pm.
- Fashion Fusion at Museum of Fine Arts Houston | FREE – Students from Houston Community College’s fashion design program show off their creations, inspired by the museum’s artworks, in this competition and fashion show. $25 for VIP seating. 8pm.
- Itzy in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The K-Pop band comes to town for a live performance. $59.50 and up. 8pm.
- Friday I’m in Love: The Numbers Documentary at MATCH – As part of the Houston Fringe Festival, you can catch this doc about the legendary alternative music venue and iconic Montrose landmark. $15. 9pm.
- 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, November 4, 2022
- Slow Flow at Levy Park | FREE – Begin your day with sun salutations and get into a relaxed mindset for the weekend with this slow yoga class perfect for all fitness levels. 8am.
- 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar Extravaganza at the Hotel Granduca | No Cover – Get a head start on holiday gift buying and support local vendors as you shop for clothing, jewelry, accessories, artwork, cultural items, food and more at the Uptown hotel. 9am to 7pm.
- Baby Goat Snuggle Session at Rose Therapeutic Farm & Goat Yoga – The farm has 12 new baby goats that can’t wait to snuggle and play with you. The 50-minute session is sure to put a smile on your face, because baby goats. BYOB welcome. $28. Times vary, beginning at 9:30am.
- Instapot Holiday Recipe Class at Sur La Table – Head to CityCentre to learn some easy, crowd-pleasing recipes to roll out this holiday season. The menu includes beef short ribs, potato and leek gratin, and a maple crème brûlée. $89. 1pm.
- Things Left Unsaid Opening Reception at the Grogan Gallery | FREE – The Washington Heights gallery celebrates its last exhibition of 2022 with a debut reception offering light bites and drinks. 6pm to 9pm.
- Night Market at Asia Society Texas | No Cover – The popular annual event returns, offering a host of family-friendly activities including a K-Pop concert, Diwali-inspired fun fair, vendors, a beer garden, food trucks and other festivities. 6pm to 10pm.
- Bunker Bottle Tasting at William Price Distillery – Join the owners and learn more about whiskey as they crack open bottles for sampling. $50. 6:30pm.
- Pizza & Beer Pairing at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. – Sample five uniquely crafted Individual Crust Pizza Items paired with five 4-ounce pours of Eureka Heights’ brews. $29.99 and up. 6:30pm.
- Juicy Scoop Live with Heather McDonald at Hobby Center – Heather McDonald’s podcast has captivated millions with its comedic take on everything from real housewives to pop culture, which she brings to the Hobby Center stage for a live performance. $44 and up. 7pm.
- Houston Symphony presents Fiesta Sinfónica at Jones Hall | FREE – Celebrate Latin and Hispanic music and culture with this annual concert, featuring music from Marquez, Piazzolla and more. Free with registration. 7:30pm.
- ROCO Unchambered presents Kristin Wolfe Jensen at LIFE HTX – In Montrose, the orchestra’s principal bassoonist curates a program in gratitude for educators. Plus, enjoy a world-premiere co-commission and an audience Q&A. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $25. 7:30pm.
- Opry on the Square in Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Country Now and Then features country music classics and contemporary hits at a free family-friendly show in Sugar Land. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Bonnie Raitt in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Blues rock legend Bonnie Raitt brings songs from her latest album, Just Like That…, to the Sugar Land stage for a night of in-the-groove tunes. $49.50 and up. 8pm.
- Bones & Memory Dance presents Pretty Pears All in a Row at the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center – This dance theatre work explores the life of Lizzie Borden, alleged to have murdered her family in Fall River, Massachusetts at the turn of the last century. The crime and the trial have captivated society ever since that fateful August in 1892. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. 8pm.
- DaCamera presents An Evening With Branford Marsalis at Wortham Center – The jazz legend performs a concert of fan favorites and works that showcase his signature style. $42.50 and up. 8pm.
- Billy Bremner’s Rockfiles at Continental Club – The Scottish musician plays hits from his ’80s band, Rockpile, and more. San Antonio’s The Krayolas open the show. $15. 9pm.
- Emo Karaoke at the Secret Group – Let your feelings out as you scream, wail and sing emo, indie and punk hits. 21+ only. Free before 10pm; $5 after. 9pm.
- Melé DJ Set at Bauhaus – The tribal percussive DJ offers beats perfect for dancing the night away. $10. 10pm.
- 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.
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