Updated Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 4pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20, 2022.
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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- 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.
- 2022 Come and Take It Comedy Festival at the Secret Group | Daily – Headliners including Rory Scovel, Doug Benson, Amy Miller, Jenny Zigrino, Billy D. Washington and more take part in this four-day comedy extravaganza featuring indoor and outdoor stages at the EaDo venue. Individual show ticket prices vary. $140 for a weekend pass. Times vary.
- Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues Movie Screening at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Thursday, Saturday & Sunday – Directed by Sacha Jenkins, this new film celebrates the legacy of the legendary jazz trumpeter, reexamining his music and politics. $9. Times vary.
- The Riot Comedy Club presents Jordan Jensen at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – The first female comic to win New York’s Funniest Stand Up at the NY Comedy Festival performs live at the upstairs stage in Montrose. $17 and up. Times vary.
- 15th Annual Home for the Holidays Market at Katy Merrell Center | Friday to Sunday – The largest gift market in Katy, this three-day event features vendors selling unique, handcrafted items for everyone on your list. $6 and up. Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm.
- Junior League Holiday Market at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel | Friday to Sunday – Get a jump on your holiday shopping at this market featuring vendors selling everything from floral arrangements and gourmet foods to personalized gifts and other unique items. $18. Times vary.
- The World’s Biggest Bounce House at Katy Mills Mall | Friday to Sunday – The world’s largest touring inflatable event comes to Katy, offering an action-packed day out that’s suitable for all ages. From a toddler-friendly bounce house and a giant obstacle course to a competitive sports arena and more, the Big Bounce features a hopping good time on a ticket good for three hours of bouncing entertainment. $22 and up; ticket price varies by age group. Times vary.
- Lightscape at the Houston Botanic Garden | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – This dazzling display returns, taking guests on a winding path through the garden, showcasing stunning lighting installations, many set against favorite holiday tunes. This event is ongoing through New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023. $31; $21 for ages 3 to 12. Times vary.
- Magical Winter Lights at Sam Houston Raceway | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Get into the holiday spirit with these seven illuminated displays featuring more than six million lights in Baytown. Walk through a winter circus, grub on festival foods and more. This event is ongoing through Saturday, January 7, 2023. $25; $17 for ages 3 to 12 and 65+. Times vary.
- Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – More than three million lights create a sparkling winter wonderland at the home of the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. There’s also a holiday market, themed displays, a carnival and visits with Santa Claus. This event is ongoing through New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023. $15; $12 ages 4 to 12. Times vary.
- Clear Lake Greek Festival at the Landlot Pavilion | Friday to Sunday – Celebrate Greek heritage with traditional dancing, food, music and more in Clear Lake. $5; free for 14 and under. Times vary.
- Houston Symphony presents Brahms Third Symphony at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – The orchestra performs this masterwork along with Lili Boulanger’s enlivening Of a Spring Morning and Schumann’s Piano Concerto, where the orchestra is joined by French pianist Lise de la Salle. $29 and up. Times vary.
- Texas Custom Knife Show at Southern Star Brewing Co. | Saturday & Sunday – More than 20 former Forged in Fire contestants will be in Conroe for live blade-forging contests and judging. Doug Marcaida will sign autographs and greet fans. $12 and up. 8am to 4pm.
- Otaku’s Big Fat Thanksgiving Feast at B-52 Brewing Co. | Saturday & Sunday | No Cover – Head to Conroe for a family-friendly food and anime event. Food vendors will offer tastes from all over Asia on an a la carte basis, plus you can shop an Anime Village with more than 20 vendors. Noon to 8pm.
Thanksgiving To-Go, Richmond & More Destinations
- Thanksgiving To-Go Menus in Houston – Deadlines are fast approaching this week to secure your to-go Thanksgiving feast from restaurants across Houston. Check out our guide to some of the best offerings this turkey season.
- Must Do Things in Richmond – Take in some mouth-watering ‘que, sip on wines from the barrel, and much more with our picks for thigns to do in Richmond, just southwest of Sugar Land.
- 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.
- A Motown Christmas at Ensemble Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Get into the groove that only the signature sound from Detroit can deliver. This Motown revue in Midtown blends traditional holiday carols with soulful sounds from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more. $44 and up. Showtimes vary.
- The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley at Main Street Theater | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Jane Austen fans and lovers of drawing room comedy will delight in this holiday bonbon that takes places in the servants hall at Pemberley, Mr. Darcy’s estate. As the Darcys and their guests enjoy the holiday upstairs, hijinks are afoot downstairs, especially when Lydia’s incorrigible husband arrives. $44 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Stages presents Houston for the Holidays With DeQuina Moore at the Gordy | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – The Houston native, who starred in Stages’ Plumshuga, hits the stage for a holiday-themed cabaret-style evening of song and story. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- A Christmas Carol at Alley Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – The beloved Charles Dickens Christmas story returns, telling the tale of the miserly Scrooge visited by three spirits who compel him to change his ways, in a new production adapted and directed by Alley artistic director Rob Melrose. $41 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Catastrophic Theatre presents They Do Not Move at MATCH | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Imagine a future where American democracy is vanquished and monarchist forces roam the land seeking out waifs and strays. Descending into the absurd, this play features a beauty pageant, a sitcom, and is full of references to horror movies, Texas law and other pop culture nods. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Times vary.
- The Garden Theatre presents Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical at MATCH | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Based on the 1990s film starring Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe, this musical takes audiences into a manipulative liaison in Manhattan. $25. Times vary.
- Classical Theatre Company presents The Marriage of Figaro at the DeLuxe Theater | Daily | Ongoing – 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 | Ongoing – 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.
- Broadway Across America presents Six at Hobby Center | Daily | Final 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.
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Thursday, November 17, 2022
- Artists in Action at Conroe Art League | FREE – Visit with artists working in jewelry, sculpture, painting and other media during Downtown Conroe’s Sip ‘n’ Shop event. 4pm to 7pm.
- Thirsty Third Thursday at the Czech Center Museum Houston | No Cover – Czech beer and wine will be available for purchase at this after-work event that encourages mixing and mingling. 5pm to 7pm.
- Deer Park’s Tree Lighting Spectacular at Patrick’s Cabin Christmas Town | FREE – Embrace the holiday season at a pop-up event featuring a Christmas tree lighting, shopping, photo ops, crafts, treats, and more holiday goodness. 5:30pm to 8pm; lighting at 6pm.
- 15th Annual Tree Lighting at Market Street | FREE – The Woodlands kicks off the holiday season with the lighting of this 70-foot-tall Christmas tree, set to holiday music and synchronized lights. 6pm.
- Zoo Lights Sip & Sparkle at Houston Zoo – This evening designed for adults features a wine and beer tasting, an illuminated dance floor, photo ops, a colorful holiday lights tunnel and more. $49 for a tasting pass; $39 for admission-only. 6pm to 10pm.
- Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert at the Last Concert Café – The acclaimed bluegrass band plays live, just north of Downtown. The Lonestar Bluegrass Band opens. $20. 6pm to 11:30pm.
- Author Emily Bludworth de Barrios at Brazos Bookstore | No Cover – The poet and author of Shopping, Or the End of Time, a collection that explores parenting, capitalism and more, will be in conversation with Erin Belieu. The event is free; copies of de Barrios’ book will be on sale. Please note that masks must be worn to attend the event. 6:30pm.
- French Food & Wine Festival at TC Energy Center – More than 30 restaurants from around Houston offer up tasty bites and wines at this event that celebrates the French culinary experience, hosted by the French-American Chamber of Commerce. $95 and up. 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
- Comedian Nigel Ng at House of Blues – The comedian known for his viral “Uncle Roger” video stops in Downtown on the Haiyaa World Tour. $47.50. 7pm.
- Planes, Trains & Automobiles Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE – Catch an outdoor screening of the 1987 John Hughes comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy, two travelers just trying to get home for the holiday season. 7pm to 8:30pm.
- Salsa Night at Post Houston | FREE – Get your rhythm on with salsa beats as you dance the night away at Post Houston. Love Dance HTX teaches you the moves if you’re a newbie or just need some tips. RSVP required. 7:30pm to 9pm.
- Revival: A Southern Gospel Cabaret at Brazosport College – This musical adventure blends music and storytelling for an exciting evening of theater. $10. 8pm.
- Taco Tequila Thursday at Bauhaus | No Cover – Get half-price on tacos and top-shelf tequila, plus $5 margaritas as you listen to DJs spinning tunes. 10pm to 2am.
- 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 18, 2022
- Flu, COVID & Monkeypox Vaccinations at Holocaust Museum Houston | FREE – In the Museum District, HMH has partnered with Harris County Public Health to administer free vaccinations for flu and monkeypox, as well as first, second and booster doses of the COVID vaccine to ages 6 months and up. Those receiving vaccinations will also have free parking and admission to the Museum. Children 17 or younger must have a consent form signed on the day of the vaccination to receive a dose. Advance appointments required for monkeypox vaccinations. No photo ID or insurance is required. Those receiving 2nd and booster doses of COVID vaccines must bring their vaccination card with them. Walk-ins accepted. 9am to 4pm.
- Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Mamie George Branch Library | No Cover – Come to Stafford and support library initiatives while stocking your home library with adult and children’s titles. You’ll find paperbacks and hardcovers, DVDs and more at great prices. Noon to 4pm.
- Dinosaur Discoveries: A Holographic Adventure at the Houston Museum of Natural Science – It’s opening day for this new feature film at HMNS. Two towering screens come together to present a larger-than-life depiction of dinosaurs in this first-of-its-kind experience. $65 and up. Times vary.
- Mom’s Day Out: Charity Benefit at O2 Lounge – CareFull of Love and Being is Believing join forces in West Houston to celebrate moms and raise awareness about the importance of encouraging positive mental health. $30 and up. 5pm to 7pm.
- Champagne Campaign at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Downtown – This annual event features trained sommeliers guiding guests through a range of offerings from 15 Champagne producers. Light bites accompany the tasting. $150 (plus gratuity). 5:30pm to 7pm.
- Zoo Lights Opening Night at Houston Zoo – Be among the first in the Bayou City to see the Houston Zoo bathed in beautiful holiday light displays in its annual tradition. Last entry at 9:30pm. $20 and up; advance tickets only. 5:30pm to 10:30pm.
- Cataloging Robert Motherwell’s Drawings at Menil Collection | FREE – Art historian Katy Rogers of the Dedalus Foundation joins Edouard Kopp, the Menil Drawing Institute’s Chief Curator, and Joseph N. Newland, the Menil Collection’s Director of Publishing, for a discussion about the making of the catalog raisonné devoted to artist Robert Motherwell’s drawings. 6pm to 7pm.
- A Taste of New Orleans at Central Market – Learn how to make Big Easy classics like Creole gumbo, rice fritters and more in this class offered through the market’s cooking school. $65. 6:30pm to 9pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers at Toyota Center – The Rockets hit the court to take on the Pacers, while celebrating the legendary Elvin Hayes on his Jersey Retirement Night. $20 and up. 7pm.
- American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story Movie Screening at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – This story charts the journey of Kurt Warner, an undrafted NFL player who would go on to lead his team to win the Super Bowl. 7pm.
- Storybook Gala: Somewhere Over the Rainbow at Hotel ZaZa – Hosted by the Young Professionals Group of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, the evening features dinner, drinks, music by Drywater Band and more. $200 per person. 7pm to 11pm.
- Lost/Return to Beirut at MATCH – Composer and pianist Rami Khalife returns to his homeland in this film, accompanied by a live solo piano concert. $40 and up. 7:30pm.
- The Real Talk Comedy Tour at Smart Financial Centre – DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, B Simone, Jess Hilarious, Darren Brand, Money Bag Mafia, and a special guest performance by Juvenile are on the lineup for this evening of laughs in Sugar Land. $59.50 and up. 8pm.
- Music Trends Through the Decades at the Ice at Discovery Green – DJ Mohawk Steve spins favorite tunes from past decades as skaters glide on the ice. There’s no cost to hang out and listen, but skating is $17 (including skate rental). 8pm to 10pm.
- Mark Collie in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – The country music singer-songwriter performs live in the Woodlands. $68 and up. 8:30pm.
- Yurida in Concert at Bayou City Music Center – The Mexican singer brings her Pa’luego Es Tarde American tour to Houston. $38 and up. 8:30pm.
- Bayou City Funk EP Release at the Continental Club – The band celebrates the release of Gnarlic with a live performance at the Mid-Main block. $15. 9pm.
- Best Night Ever at White Oak Music Hall – Come out and dance to the music of Taylor Swift, One Direction, Olivia Rodrigo and others. $15. 9pm.
- Crankdat DJ Set at Stereo Live – The EDM DJ offers a live set for a night of dancing. $6 and up. 10pm.
- Feminine Friday Burlesque Show at Social Beer Garden | No Cover – The female-owned venue hosts a the weekly no-cover Burlesque show. 11pm 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.
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