Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, November 14 to Sunday, November 20, 2022.
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Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston This Week: November 14 to 20, 2022
- 14th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival at Multiple Locations | Monday, November 14 to Thursday, November 17 – The lauded Houston Cinema Arts Festival wraps up its 14 season with a vast program filled with curated films that reflect Houston’s cultural diversity, as well as signature films by filmmakers from around the world. Screenings are typically individually ticketed and sometimes free, but all-access passes start at $225. Times and locations vary.
- 2022 Come and Take It Comedy Festival at the Secret Group | Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20 – 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 MFAH | Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20 – Get a glimpse of the legend, Ambassador Satch, through a different lens as this new film explores the life, music, and politics of the trumpet virtuoso and pillar of jazz. $9. Times vary.
- The Riot Comedy Club presents Jordan Jensen at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19 – 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.
- Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field | Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 | 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.
- Magical Winter Lights at Sam Houston Raceway | Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 | 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.
Monday, November 14, 2022
- Montell Fish in Concert at House of Blues – The Christian indie rock artist is letting his faith be spoken in different ways and he’s showing off his new direction at the House of Blues. $20 and up. 7pm.
- College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Oral Roberts – Cheer on the Coogs as they take on Oral Roberts and kick off their campaign toward March Madness. $20 and up, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Inprint presents Joy Harjo at Rice University’s Brockman Hall for Opera – The U.S. Poet Laureate will be discussing her work and do a live reading from Weaving Sundown in Scarlet Light: 50 Poems for 50 Years. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. $5. 7:30pm.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
- Author Sergio Troncoso at Brazos Bookstore – The prolific Mexican American writer from El Paso will be at Brazos to discuss his latest novel, the International Latino Book awards gold medalist Nobody’s Pilgrims, a harrowing coming-of-age tale that sees teens on the run from their circumstances. Free to attend, but those wishing to have the author sign a copy of the book must purchase it from the bookstore. 6:30pm.
- Amon Amarth in Concert at Bayou Music Center – Strap yourself in and go on a wicked ride the likes of which only the Lord of the Rings–named Swedish melodic metal band could take you on, as they bring music from their newest release, The Great Heathen Army. $39 and up. 6:30pm.
- The Moth: Leftovers at Warehouse Live – Storytellers will present their own five-minute tale in this open-mic storytelling competition on the theme of “leftovers,” or what remained. $15. 7:30pm.
- Meechy Darko in Concert at House of Blues – One-third of the Flatbush Zombies, the inimitable BK-native Meechy Darko, is bringing tracks from his newest release, 2022’s Gothic Luxury, when he comes through the Bayou City on A Tour Named Gothika. $25. 8pm.
- Shake Russell in Concert at Main Street Crossing – The singer-songwriter and folk rock extraordinaire will be shaking up the stage in Tomball when he comes through for a visit. $30 and up. 8pm.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
- Memorial Park Conservancy’s Annual Golf Tournament at Memorial Park Golf Course – Take in the beauty of the newly renovated Memorial Park Golf Course at the first tournament since the Houston Open. $500 and up to participate; $75 for the post-tournament celebration. 10:30am.
- Moving Forward Lecture: Understanding and Combating the Rise in Antisemitism at Holocaust Museum Houston | FREE – The Anti-Defamation League’s Mark Toubin will be conducting a lecture on the rise of antisemitism and the way it manifests in our communities and strategies to both identify and respond to it. 6pm.
- The 1975 in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The indie pop band from across the pond are bringing their very best with them as they roll through Houston with music from their fifth studio album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. $64 and up. 7pm.
- College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. TSU Tigers at Fertitta Center – As part of the Cougar Classic invitational tournament, these two Third Ward colleges square off at center court. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Comedian Daniel Howell at Cullen Performance Hall – The comedian, best-selling author, content creator and presenter who rapidly rose to fame thanks in large part to YouTube, will regale the audience with his hilarious, bleak humor as he makes a stop in Houston on his first romp around the globe in his We’re All Doomed Tour. $24.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Glen Templeton in Concert at Main Street Crossing – After being dubbed worthy of the country music superstar mantle by the daughters of legend Conway Twitty, this blue collared hero is in Tomball for two shows at Main Street Crossing. $33 and up. 8pm.
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.
- Thirsty Third Thursday at Czech Center Museum Houston – Czech beer and wine will be available for purchase at this after-work event that encourages mixing and mingling. Last call is at 6:30pm. 5pm to 7pm.
- 15th Annual Tree Lighting at Market Street | FREE – It’s that time of year again, and Market Street in the Woodlands is kicking it off with the lighting of a titanic 70-foot Christmas tree synchronized to lights and holiday music. 6pm.
- Zoo Lights Sip & Sparkle at Houston Zoo – Enjoy a dazzling night of sipping and dancing at this wine and beer tasting event as you take in the twinkling lights with no kids around. $49 for a tasting pass; $39 for admission-only. 6pm.
- Boyfriend in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Nashville-native and inventor of the rap cabaret is letting her mile-a-minute flows loose on the Heights when she performs at White Oak Music Hall. $12 and up. 7pm.
- Salsa Night at Post Houston | FREE – Get out of the chill, bring a friend, and grab a drink from Post Houston as Dance HTX hosts an evening of dance lessons and social dancing. 7:30pm.
- Valiant Thorr, with He Is Legend in Concert at Warehouse Live – The Southern heavy metal rockers from space are rampaging through the states on the History of Middleearth tour with co-headliners He Is Legend in support. $20 and up. 8pm.
Friday, November 18, 2022
- Lightscape Opening Day at Houston Botanic Garden – 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. $16 and up. 5:30pm.
- Uncovered and…Then Some: Opening Reception at Anya Tish Gallery | FREE – Three remarkable Austin-based artists—Terra Goolsby, Candace Hicks, and Jacqueline Overyby—will have unique sculptures on view which represent each of their individual and exceptional artistic prowess. 6pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers at Toyota Center – Two young teams face off on the hardwood on a night that honors the past when the Rockets retire the legendary Elvin Hayes’ jersey in a special night of basketball. $20 and up. 7pm.
- Performing Arts Houston presents Matthew Whitaker in Concert at Wortham Center – The featured artist of Performing Arts Houston’s virtual gala in 2021—a piano prodigy who happens to be the youngest artist to ever be endorsed by Hammond, and the youngest person to be named a Yamaha artist—is making his Houston debut. $19 and up. 7:30pm.
- Lost/Return to Beirut at MATCH – Enjoy this one-of-a-kind cine concert experience about Rami Khalife’s return to his homeland and the rediscovery of his roots, wherein a feature film, a documentary, and a piano performance collide at MATCH. $40 and up. 7:30pm.
- The Real Talk Comedy Tour at Smart Financial Centre – Enjoy the hilarious comedic stylings of DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, B. Simone, and an extra special guest performance from Southern hip-hop vet, Juvenile. $59.50 and up. 8pm.
- Yuridia in Concert at Bayou Music Center – The much beloved Mexican American singer-songwriter will be captivating Downtown Houston with her signature blend of Latin pop with traditional, regional Mexican music. $38 and up. 8:30pm.
- Best Night Ever at White Oak Music Hall – Enjoy a rad night of dancing to the music of the one and only T. Swift, along with tunes by Olivia Rodrigo, One Direction and more. $18 and up. 9pm.
- Sinatra Under the Stars at Post Houston – Come fly away, enjoy an elegant night on the town, and get down to live jazz takes on ol’ Blue Eyes classic hits. Pair the tunes with a classic cocktail and drink in one of the best views in all of Downtown Houston. $70 for a table of 4, and up. 9:30pm.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
- Autumn International Rugby: Houston Watch Party at Platypus Brewing | No Cover – Mix, mingle and build ties with Houston International Rugby fans while enjoying a brew on Washington Ave, as squads of Scotland, Argentina, England, New Zealand and Australia hit the pitch for Autumn Rugby Internationals. 9am to 3:30pm.
- Houston Plant Market at Houston Botanic Garden – Bring the plant lovers in your life to this event which features more than 40 local plant, craft, art, and food vendors, just in time for the holiday season. You’ll even have the opportunity to participate in educational workshops, yoga, and art therapy sessions. $15 and up. 10am.
- ArtCrawl Houston at Multiple Locations | FREE – Privy yourself to the goings-on in artists’ exclusive workspaces as participating artists open their warehouse, gallery and business doors to the public. Venues include the Hardy & Nancy Studios, Mother Dog Studios, and Bisong Art Gallery. 10am to 9pm.
- Celebr8ion at 8th Wonder Brewery | No Cover – Ring in the 9th anniversary of Houston’s beloved 8th Wonder Brewery with the 713 Night Market Food Festival and plenty of food, live music, and beer beer beer. Noon to 11:45pm.
- WineFest at Kemah Boardwalk – Stroll the Boardwalk and sip through 24 wines from the Pacific Northwest while enjoying live music and light bites. $59.95 in advance. 2pm to 5pm.
- Rebirth Brass Band in Concert at Axelrad | No Cover – The Grammy Award–winning New Orleans ensemble performs at the beer garden in Midtown. 5pm.
- Flea by Night at Discovery Green | FREE – Support local artisans and vendors at this unique open-air market, and snack on fare from local food trucks while you enjoy music from Houston’s own accordion four-piece, Accordion Society. 6pm.
- Thunder Soul Screening & Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Do yourself a favor and educate yourself in Houston music history with the screening of the 2010 documentary, Thunder Soul, which tracks the story of Fifth Ward’s Kashmere Stage Band, the most formidable high school band in the country. The Kashmere Reunion Stage Band will perform following the film. 6pm.
- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – You don’t need a golden ticket to come to this screening of the 1971 film classic, where you can take in a candy-filled extravaganza and a Wonka boat for your photo ops. 7pm.
- Underworld’s Monthly Bash at Numbers Nightclub – DJs Mina, Angel Fatale, and VV James play goth, industrial, synth pop and more. Cover at the door. 9pm to 2am.
Sunday, November 20, 2022
- World Cup Headquarters at Social Beer Garden HTX | No Cover – The Midtown beer garden hosts every game of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar–including those early eye-openers at 4am. Games are shown in English and Spanish through 20 indoor TVs and a large outdoor screen. Enjoy drink specials, coffee and breakfast for the early games, wifi, and more. Kids and pets are welcome. 10am to 3pm.
- Friendsgiving Market at Karbach Brewing Company | No Cover – The Biergarten is going to be popping as Karbach brings back dueling pianos, food trucks, beer specials, and vendors for this special market event. 11am.
- Houston Texans vs. Washington Commanders at NRG Stadium – The Texans take on Washington in Week 11 of the NFL football season. $59 and up. Noon.
- Houston Hustle Festival at Post Houston – Shop women-owned small businesses and take in DJs, performers, a dance battle, food vendors, photo booths, and more at Post Houston in Downtown. Cover charge at door. Noon to 6pm.
- 2022 Houston Women’s Polo Championship at Houston Polo Club – The Houston polo season comes to a close with this huge event where the top two teams of the largest women’s tournament in the United States will compete for the final win. Expect world-class polo, a player parade, divot stomp at halftime, and more. $15.50 and up. 1:30pm.
- The Monicas in Concert at Rise Rooftop | FREE with RSVP – Relive only the best moments of the ’90s with this totally rad tribute band when they take the stage at Rise in Midtown. 3:30pm.
- Elf Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse –The Katy location shows the much-loved Will Ferrell film that’s become a Christmas classic. In addition to the screening, fans can take in an interactive holiday spectacular with games, props and singalongs. $15.15 and up. 5pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center – Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and the defending champion Golden State Warriors pay the Rockets a visit to close out the week. $43 and up. 6pm.
- Michele Brangewen Dance & Music Ensemble presents Asa Nisi Masa at MATCH – The phrase “Asa nisi masa” was made famous in the Fellini film 8 ½, where it reminds a character of a joyful memory. The signature piece in this concert, it features movement and music created in the moment. $25 and up. 7pm.
- Dancing Days: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin at Main Street Crossing – The Dancing Days are here again as the fall evenings grow, and you won’t want to miss them when they hit the stage in tribute of a little band called Led Zeppelin. $32 and up. 8pm.
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