Plan Your Weekend: November 10 to 13, 2022

The Ice returns to Discovery Green with the opening night Frostival on Friday | Courtesy of Discovery Green

Updated Monday, November 7, 2022 at 4pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.

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Things to Do All Weekend Long

  • Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market at NRG Center | Daily – Knock out your holiday shopping at one of Houston’s largest shopping events. Stroll through the endless aisles filled with merchants selling goodies and gifts for the holiday season. $20. Times vary.
  • Cadence Bank Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course | Daily – Presented by the Astros Golf Foundation, this annual charity golf tournament returns to Memorial Park, offering four days of tee-offs with giveaways at the gate, a concert series and more. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • Pearland Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily – Ongoing through Sunday, November 20, restaurants across Pearland offer special fixed-price menus and offerings, letting you sample the culinary scene while raising money to support Pearland Neighborhood Center. $20 to $35. Times vary.
  • Disney on Ice: Into the Magic at NRG Stadium | Daily – Celebrate the magic of courage, love and adventure with Disney characters like Belle, Miguel from Coco, Elsa from Frozen, and more when they take the ice at NRG Stadium. $20 and up. Times vary.
  • 14th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival at Multiple Venues | Daily | Some FREE – The city’s annual festival celebrating the silver screen returns to theater spaces across Houston, screening and premiering short films and feature lengths from Houston and around the world, plus special guest panels and workshop opportunities. Programming continues through Thursday, November 17. Screenings are typically individually ticketed and sometimes free, but all-access passes start at $225. Times, locations and prices vary.
  • Tokyo Night Festival at Texas Festival Grounds | Friday & Saturday – Celebrate modern and traditional Japanese culture with back-to-back days of performances, cosplay, and Japanese food–themed vendors, plus take in a merch market, a sumo tournament, car exhibits and more. $25 and up. 3pm to 10pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Ron Taylor at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – Known for his appearances on Kevin Hart’s LOL Live comic showcase, BET’s Apollo Live, and Fox TV’s Laughs, the stand-up comic now comes to Montrose for two nights of hilarity. $17 and up. Times vary.
  • Children’s Festival: Under the Sea at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday & Sunday – Enjoy a weekend of family fun that includes high-energy shows, hands-on activities, and adventures for all ages at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Don’t miss Octonauts Live!, a PJ Masks meet and greet, bounce house fun, and more. $10 per day; free for ages 2 and under. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm.
  • 32nd Annual Native American Championship Pow Wow at Traders Village | Saturday & Sunday – This annual event draws Native and Indigenous people from across the country for back-to-back days of tribal dance displays, art, crafts, fry bread, and more. Free, but parking is $5. 10am to 5pm.
  • Markets for Makers Houston at Silver Street Studios | Saturday & Sunday – The Silver Street campus opens up for pop-up shopping from more than 90 makers and creatives doling out home decor, fashion, art, design, gourmet foods and more. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. 11am to 4pm.
  • 2022 Butchers’ Ball at Rockin’ Star Ranch in Brenham | Saturday & Sunday – The fifth annual Butcher’s Ball brings a weekend of celebration that highlights 20 all-star Texas chef competitors. Saturday’s Farm-to-Table Dinner ($200) offers an evening on the ranch tasting a multi-course dinner crafted by a dozen featured chefs and culinary leaders with wine, beer and cocktail pairings, plus a sunset hayride tour, music and more. Then, on Sunday, the Butcher’s Ball kicks into gear with a day of competition where vistiors can sample tastings, enjoy demos and panel discussions, catch live music, shop a farmer’s market and more. Butcher’s Ball admission is $175; $20 for ages 2 to 12. Saturday 5pm to 9pm; Sunday noon to 6pm.
  • Intocable in Concert at Arena Theatre | Saturday & Sunday – The Texas Titans of Tejano and Norteño music are back in H-Town, their home away from home, with music from their latest release, Modus Operandi. $75 and up. Times vary.

Indian Eateries, Montrose & More Destinations

  • Indian Restaurants in Greater Houston – Take a tour of regional delicacies with seven of our picks for must-try Indian restaurants that can be found across the Greater Houston area.
  • Must Do Things in Montrose – Take to the streets of one of Houston’s most popular neighborhoods with our guide to 5 Must Do Things in Montrose.
  • Holiday Markets in Greater Houston – Get in the spirit of the season with our guide to 25+ holiday markets offering Christmas decorations and seasonal shopping opportunities 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.

  • Broadway Across America presents Six at Hobby Center | Daily | Opening Weekend – The story of King Henry VIII’s wives comes alive in this Spice Girls–inspired rock musical that’s guaranteed to flip the script on history. $35 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Classical Theatre Company presents The Marriage of Figaro at the DeLuxe Theater | Daily | Opening Weekend – Audiences may be familiar with the opera of the same name, but this French farce on which the opera is based, predates it. Classical Theatre Company artistic director John Johnston offers his own translation of the story of Figaro as he prepares to wed the love of his life. Spoiler alert: hijinks ensue. $25. Showtimes vary.
  • Main Street Theater for Youth presents Cinderella at MATCH | Sunday | Opening Weekend – The beloved story comes to life as a musical, backed by music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This stage adaption is based on the popular teleplay, and captures the romance of Cinderella and her prince, the capers of her stepsisters and the magic of her fairy godmother, who shows that impossible things happen every day. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Stages presents Plumshuga: The Rise of Lauren Anderson at the Gordy | Daily | Final Weekend – 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 | Final Weekend – 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 | Friday | Final Weekend – 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.
  • Seascape at Alley Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Final Weekend – 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.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

  • Brunch Thursdays & Happy Hour at the Garden | No Cover – Why not dip into brunch delicacies on a Thursday? The Garden on McGowen in Midtown opens up for an all-day brunch menu with red velvet waffles, fried catfish and crawfish etouffee, and more. Brunch runs all day, while you can also enjoy happy hour drink specials from 4pm to 8pm. Noon to 10pm.
  • Diwali Art Workshop at Children’s Museum Houston | FREE – Celebrate the Festival of Lights with family activities like creating a Diwali Lamp and traditional Rangoli patterns. Each child will also receive a card with their name written in Bengali and Hindi. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Artists-in-Dialogue: Robin Rhode & Flash Gordon Parks at Moody Center for the Arts | FREE – In collaboration with Project Row Houses, the Moody hosts visual artist Robin Rhode and Houston DJ and ethnomusicologist Flash Gordon Parks for a conversation about their practices, work within communities, and how urban culture is informed by narratives of the past. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Holiday Meals at Houston Botanic Garden – Chef Keisha Griggs will guide participants through the hands-on creation of a classic holiday meal perfect for your family gatherings, incorporating fresh produce from local farms, as well as the Houston Botanic Garden’s Culinary Garden. $65. 6pm to 8pm.
  • ZaZa’s Tasting Series at Hotel ZaZa Museum District – On select Thursday evenings, walk through a curated evening of worldly wines and spirits samplings accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and tasting notes at Hotel ZaZa’s Monarch. $75. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Book Signing & Panel Discussion: Black Power Kitchen with Ghetto Gastro at KultureBlack Power Kitchen is the first cookbook by Ghetto Gastro, a culinary collective that uses food as a platform to spark conversation about larger issues surrounding inclusion, race, access, and how food—and knowing how to cook—provides freedom and power. $50; includes a copy of the book. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Charcuterie Night with In-House Chefs at Ingenious Brewing Company – The Humble brewery hosts an evening class that teaches tips and tricks for elevating your charcuterie boards with fall-themed goodies like figs, apples, pumpkins and more. Plus, each class member will get a flight of four Ingenious beers. $50. 6:30pm.
  • Samba Dance Class at Midtown Park | FREE – Midtown invites Houstonians to learn the 1’s and 2’s of a popular Brazilian dance style in an exciting class provided by Brazilian Cultural Institute. Singles and all skill levels are welcome. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Douglas Brinkley at Congregation Emanu El – The renowned historian and Rice professor discusses his latest work, Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening. The book is an exploration of environmentalism during the 1960s and ‘70s, and how its roots reverberate today. Audiences can take part in a Q&A with the author, who will sign books following the discussion. $45 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Red Bull SoundClash: Gary Clark Jr. vs Paul Wall at 713 Music Hall – H-town, prepare to get down on a Thursday as the People’s Champ Paul Wall faces off with Gary Clark Jr. in a one-of-a-kind battle hosted by the frontwoman of the Suffers, and Houston’s own, Kam Franklin. $17 and up. 8pm.
  • 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.

Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, 2022

  • The Dickens Market at Cypress Creek | No Cover – In Cypress Creek, you can take to a Victorian Christmas Market of more than 85 booths of craft items, unique foods and more, while you get into the spirit thanks to music from the Cypress Creek Community Chorale. 9am to 4pm.
  • City of Houston’s Veterans Day Celebration at City Hall | FREE – The City of Houston pays tribute to the people of the military at the annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration. There will be a traditional Veterans Day ceremony with acknowledgments and a distinguished keynote speaker recognizing the local heroes, a moment of silence, and the American Heroes Parade. 10am.
  • Veterans Day Special at B.B. Lemon – The Washington Ave. eatery offers a three-course meal during lunch that is complimentary for veterans and active military members. $25 per person, otherwise. 11am to 3pm.
  • The Market at Sawyer Yards | No Cover – In the heart of Arts District, you can browse a curated market of artists and artisan crafts, specialty foods and more, which also coincides with the Second Saturday at Sawyer Yards, where you can tour more than 350 working artist studios. 11am to 5pm.
  • Frostival at Discovery Green | FREE – The annual winter-welcoming celebration returns to Discovery Green, offering an opening night of food trucks, art cars and live murals, along with aerialist performers, an ice carving demonstration and the kickoff to the ice skating season in Downtown. Plus, visitors will be able to get a first look at the newest installation, Solstice. Skating is free for the first 50 skaters. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Film Screening: Voices of the Gods by Al Santana at the Menil Collection | FREE – In conjunction with Houston Cinema Arts Festival and the ongoing FotoFest 2022 exhibitions, the Menil hosts an outdoor screening of this landmark 1985 documentary that explores the rich legacy of ancient African religions practiced in the United States today. 7pm.
  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents The Four Journeys at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – A night of modern dance comes to Miller Outdoor with the presentation of The Four Journeys, based on the legend of Catarina, “La China Poblana”, and how those journeys connect to tell the complex history of Mexican identity. Two world premiers will also be unveiled, including a tribute to Ms. Aretha Franklin. 7pm.
  • Noche de Cumbia at Axelrad | No Cover – The Second Friday tradition continues at Axelrad, where guest DJs spin Cumbia hits all night, and you can sip brews from the tap while you enjoy food by Boombox Taco. 7pm to 1am.
  • Houston Open Concert Series: Blackberry Smoke in Concert at 713 Music Hall – As part of the Houston Open taking place at Memorial Park, the Southern rock group takes the stage in Downtown to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album, The Whippoorwill. $35 and up. 7:15pm.
  • Girl Talk in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – GT is back with new tunes for the first time since 2010 as he tours his new collaborative album, Full Court Press, crafted with rap icons Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T., and Smoke DZA. $35 and up. 8pm.
  • James McMurtry in Concert at the Heights Theater – The storied Americana folk artist comes to the Heights, performing songs from his 2021 release, The Horses and the Hounds. $28 and up. 8pm.
  • Chaka Khan in Concert at Arena Theatre – The prolific multi-genre singer-songwriter, performer, and ten-time Grammy Award winner is taking the stage in Houston performing familiar hits as well as new tunes. $49 and up. 8:30pm.
  • Korolova DJ Set at Bauhaus – Techno producer and DJ, Korolova comes to Bauhaus, joined by Maribella and Danielle Dupont for a night of pulse-pounding tunes. $10 and up. 10pm to 2am.
  • 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, November 12 & Sunday, November 13, 2022.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.