Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: November 7 to 13, 2022

Celebrate the 'Stros second World Series at the Championship Parade | Courtesy of Houston Astros

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • 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.
  • Houston Astros World Series Championship Parade in Downtown | Monday, November 7 | FREE – Celebrate the World Series Champion Houston Astros as they parade through the streets of Downtown with the World Series trophy. 11am.
  • Election Day at Multiple Locations | Tuesday, November 8 | FREE – Make your voice heard when you participate in the 2022 elections in your local county. Learn about sample ballots, when and where to vote with our need-to-know guide for election resources. 7am to 7pm.
  • Artists-in-Dialogue: Robin Rhode & Flash Gordon Parks at Moody Center for the Arts | Thursday, November 10 | 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.
  • Book Signing & Panel Discussion: Black Power Kitchen with Ghetto Gastro at Kulture | Thursday, November 10Black 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.
  • Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market at NRG Center | Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13 – 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.
  • 14th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival at Multiple Venues | Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13 | 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, as well as providing 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.
  • Frostival at Discovery Green | Friday, November 11 | 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.
  • HTX4Ukraine’s Borscht Cook-Off at Pokrova Ukrainian Church | Saturday, November 12 – HTX4Ukraine presents a cook-off event featuring one of the most famous Ukrainian dishes—borscht—in support of the people of Ukraine. Baked goods, drinks, and other Ukrainian delicacies will be available for purchase at the event. HTX4Ukraine is a volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives and supporting people in Ukraine in the time of the Russian war against the country. $10; includes a cup to sample each team’s borscht. Free for ages 12 and under. 11am to 3:30pm.
  • Butcher’s Ball Farm-to-Table Dinner at Rockin’ Star Ranch | Saturday, November 12 – Ahead of the big Butcher’s Ball event on Sunday, the Butcher’s Ball Farm-to-Table Dinner will be an extensive multi-course dinner created by 12 of the featured Butcher’s Ball chefs and culinary leaders. The dinner will include wine, beer, and cocktail pairings, plus a sunset hayride, cocktail hour, and musical entertainment. $200. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Classic Journey Live: A Tribute Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, November 12 | FREE – Hear the hits of classic rock band Journey in this unique concert of covers that traces the band’s transformations from a ragtag group in San Francisco to arena rock stardom. 7pm.
  • An Evening of Soul with Patti LaBelle & Gladys Knight at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, November 12 – The Godmother of Soul, the legendary Patti Labelle, is not only bringing hits spanning her nearly six decade–long career to H-Town, she’s also bringing the Empress of Soul herself, Gladys Knight. $52.75 and up. 8pm.
  • Demetri Martin: I Feel Funny Tour at House of Blues | Saturday, November 12 – A longtime Comedy Central fixture that has hosted his own program, Important Things with Demetri Martin, as well as taking on roles as a contributor for The Daily Show and as Ice Bear in the animated cartoon We Bare Bears, the deadpan comedian takes to Downtown’s House of Blues for a night of his latest material. $49.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Children’s Festival: Under the Sea at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13 – 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.
  • 2022 Butchers Ball at Rockin’ Star Ranch | Sunday, November 13 – The fifth annual Butchers Ball returns to the gorgeous Rockin’ Star Ranch in Brenham, showcasing independent farmers and ranchers throughout Texas that focus on ethical and sustainable production systems, along with a lineup of Texas chefs and culinary leaders who support them. The event continues its partnership with Houston-based non-profit Urban Harvest to raise funds for its ongoing farmers markets and educational programming that directly supports the local farming and ranching community. $175 and up. Noon to 6pm.

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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.