Updated Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 9:05pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 26 to Sunday, January 29, 2023.
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Things to Do
All Weekend Long
- Houston Auto & Boat Show at NRG Center | Daily – Two big annual H-Town events return to NRG in the same weekend, with five days of the latest and best vehicles available on land and sea. $15 in advance; $20 at the door; free for ages 4 and under. Times vary.
- Cirque du Soleil presents Kooza at Sam Houston Race Park | Daily | Opening Weekend – Returning to Houston for the second time in 10 years, the thrilling circus arts of Cirque du Soleil excite under the big top in Northwest Houston, featuring acrobatics, daredevil performances, laughter and wonder. $49 and up. Times vary.
- Paranormal Cirque at Katy Mills | Daily | Closing Weekend – This macabre circus features acrobats, illusionists, mysterious creatures and more. $20; $10 for ages 13 to 17. No admittance for ages under 13. Times vary.
- CraftTexas 2022 at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | Thursday to Saturday | Closing Weekend – Drawn from a pool of more than 250 applicants, this juried exhibition features some of the best in Texas-made contemporary craft—with a particularly strong showing of fiber, metal and mixed media—offering pieces that speak to the artists’ personal stories of struggle and resilience. 10am to 5pm.
- Drunk Shakespeare at the Emerald Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | Opening Weekend – Five professional actors assemble on stage to perform one of the great plays of Shakespeare with a catch—one actor downs five shots of whiskey prior to the performance and the other actors strive to keep the script on track. $39 and up. Times vary.
- Houston Dash 2023 Open Tryouts at Houston Sports Park | Friday & Saturday – If you think you have what it takes to crack an NWSL roster, the Dash will offer you the chance to prove it on a first-come, first-served basis in South Houston. $125. 9am.
- The Riot Comedy Club presents Anthony DeVito at Rudyard’s | Friday & Saturday – For three shows over the weekend, the NYC-based comedian brings his award-winning brand of humor and insights to the upstairs stage in Montrose. Times vary.
Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
at Sam Houston Race Park
Returning to Houston for the second time in 10 years, the thrilling circus arts of Cirque du Soleil excite under the big top in Northwest Houston, featuring acrobatics, daredevil performances, laughter and wonder.
$49 and up | Times vary
- Comedian Mark Curry at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper actor and comedian hits the West Houston comic stage for five shows over the weekend. Tickets are sold by the table; 40 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- Paradise Blue at Ensemble Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – When gifted trumpeter Blue considers selling his jazz club in Detroit, the fates of many are thrown into question. This drama is infused with music, and explores the connections that make us human. This production runs through Sunday, February 26. $34 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Grand Opera presents Werther at Wortham Center | Friday & Sunday – Massanet’s elegant opera is a story of unrequited love that cascades to a tragic end. Rarely seen, this opera is back on the HGO stage for the first time in 40 years. $20 and up. Friday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.
- Galveston Museum Day in Galveston | Saturday & Sunday – Score tickets at discounted rates to nearly a dozen of Galveston Island’s museums, including the Railroad Museum, Moody Mansion, Bryan Museum, the Grand 1894 Opera House, and more. Prices and times vary.
- Year of the Rabbit Celebration at Viet Hoa Center | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Celebrate the Lunar New Year with back-to-back days of festivities, including appearances by city officials, red envelope ceremonies, dancing and music, lion dance performances, and much more. 11am to 6pm.
- 2023 Trap & Paint Houston at Grooves | Saturday & Sunday – Let out your inner artist while letting loose to trap hits and enjoying gourmet foods at this two-day event in Third Ward. Tickets are available for three-hour time slots. $20 and up. Times vary.
- Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday & Sunday – Marvel at the gravity-defying experience of monster trucks when Monster Jam arrives in Houston. Fan favorites like Grave Digger and others will take to the dirt course for freestyle, skills challenges and racing competitions across each of the scheduled events. $20 and up. Saturday 7pm; Sunday 3pm.
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- Lunar New Year Celebrations in Greater Houston – Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at cultural festivals, restaurants, breweries, parks and more, across Greater Houston.
- Best Places for Mocktails in Houston – Start the year with sober celebrations at our 11 picks of Houston bars and restaurants serving up alcohol-free cocktails for January 2023.
- Top 27 Breweries in Greater Houston – Explore what’s on tap at 27 of the city’s best breweries and taprooms, from the inner loop to Galveston, Conroe and beyond.
- 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.
January 26, 2023
- Country Music & Steak Night Thursday at Now or Never | No Cover – Midtown’s newest spot is making a name for itself and inviting everyone out to a country music and steak night featuring steaks from Meat Therapy; starting at 6pm until sold out, steaks will be $25 for 12-oz ribeyes, $20 6-oz filets, and $20 for a half rack of ribs. 4pm to 12:30am.
- Crafts & Crafts Workshop at Walking Stick Brewing Company – Learn how to make an etched glass at this four-hour workshop at the Garden Oaks brewery. $35. 5pm.
- Panel Discussion & Film Screening: Building an Art Car or Art Bike at the Orange Show | FREE – Get your art car or art bike project off the ground at this panel discussion which also includes a screening of the 2012 film, Art Car: the Movie. 6pm to 9pm.
- January Nerdy Market at Neil’s Bahr | No Cover – The EaDo bar serving up video games, comics and beloved pop culture hosts their monthly market with vendors doling out Funko Pops, Pokemon toys and cards, modern and vintage toys, and more. 6pm to 11:45pm.
- Difference & Diaspora: Transnational Asian Identity in Art Panel Discussion at CAMH | FREE – Artists Anh Hà Bùi, Matt Manalo, Diane Severin Nguyen and Preetika Rajgariah join Rice professor Dr. Alden Sajor Marte-Wood for a discussion on transnational Asian identity formation and representation, free at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. 6:30pm to 8pm.
- The Jewish Dog at Holocaust Museum Houston | FREE – This one-man show presents a moving and at times funny perspective from behind the eyes of a dog born into a Jewish family in Berlin, 1933. Free with registration. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at Toyota Center – The Cavs hit Houston’s homecourt in a bid to stay near the top of the East standings when they visit the Rockets. $18 and up. 7pm.
at Social Beer Garden
Thursday, January 26
The Midtown beer garden hosts another edition of its Thursday night dance social where you can groove to merengue, cumbia and salsa.
No Cover | 8pm
- Drag Bingo at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | No Cover – The Shady Acres brewery has got your number at Drag Bingo night, featuring Dessie Love-Blake calling the balls while you sip craft brews. Daubers can be purchased for $2. 7pm to 8:30pm.
- Footloose Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE – No one will blame you for busting out your own moves at this outdoor screening of the 1984 classic starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose. 7pm to 8:45pm.
- P1Harmony in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The K-pop six-piece hits up Houston on the heels of their late-2022 EP release, Harmony: Set In. $59.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- Latin Thursday Night at Social Beer Garden | No Cover – The Midtown beer garden hosts another edition of its Thursday night dance social where you can groove to merengue, cumbia and salsa. 8pm.
- The Lone Bellow in Concert at the Heights Theater – The Brooklyn-based Americana trio stop by the Heights for a night of songs from their latest release, Love Songs for Losers. $22. 8pm.
- Amy Winehouse: Jazz Under the Stars at Post Houston – Take in the views from atop Post’s Skylawn at this tribute to the iconic songstress, Amy Winehouse. $55. 8pm to 9:30pm.
- 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.
January 27, 2023
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Holocaust Museum Houston | FREE – On the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, HMH welcomes visitors with free admission to explore the history of the Holocaust as well as the ongoing struggle for human rights around the globe. 10am to 5pm.
- Trebly Park Grand Opening in Downtown | FREE – Three blocks from Toyota Center, Trebly Park is unveiled to the public with a free celebration featuring sweet treats from Tout Suite, a dog park debut, carnival games, and live music from Davi Jay and the Bourbon Street Experience. 2pm to 7pm.
- Intertwined, Wined & Dined at Houston Botanic Garden – Enjoy an exclusive after hours sunset tour of the Houston Botanic Garden and its newest exhibition, Steve Tobin’s Intertwined: Exploring Nature’s Networks. Then, take a seat around the courtyard for an immersive 5-course pop-up dinner and wine pairing from Chef Thomas Stacy. $260. 5pm to 8:30pm.
- Friday Night Fever: Beginner’s Salsa Dance Lessons at M-K-T | FREE – Get your salsa steps in order at a free one-hour class led by KDENCE Studios on the patio, followed by a 30-minute dance session. 6pm to 7:30pm.
- Summer Rebels Movie Screening at Czech Center Museum Houston | FREE – The Czech cultural center hosts a screening of the 2020 film directed by Martina Sakova, Summer Rebels, about a boy who sets off on his own adventure when his mom takes control of summer plans. 6pm to 8pm.
- Houston, We Need a Title Opening Reception at Reeves Art & Design | FREE – In Montrose, Reeves brings together the works of more than 25 Texas artists in a showcase that spans multiple styles and eclectic tastes. Take a moment in the week leading up to submit your title idea for the show and it just may be announced as the winner at the opening reception. 6pm to 9pm.
- Friday Night Flights: The ’80s Trivia Night at Urban South HTX | No Cover – At the Arts District brewery, you can participate in a totally tubular trivia night about the ’80s while enjoying themed frozen beers and complimentary popcorn. 6:30pm.
Houston, We Need a Title
at Reeves Art & Design
Friday, January 27
In Montrose, Reeves brings together the works of more than 25 Texas artists in a showcase that spans multiple styles and eclectic tastes. Take a moment in the week leading up to submit your title idea for the show and it just may be announced as the winner at the opening reception.
FREE | 6pm to 9pm
- A Barrel Aged Evening at Saint Arnold Brewery – Guests can get an exclusive glimpse inside the Saint Arnold Barrel Room and enjoy a plethora of barrel aged beers from its cellar. Admission includes samplings of eleven barrel aged beers, two straight-from-the-barrel tastings, open bar pours from its regular lineup of suds, a heavy appetizer buffet, souvenir glass, Barrel Room tour, and 500 mL bottle of Vanilla Mocha Bourbon Barrel Commitment Imperial Stout to take home. $80. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Noah Kahan in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The folk pop singer-songwriter brings songs from his October release, Stick Season, to the downstairs stage at White Oak. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Winter Beer Dinner at B-52 Brewing – In Conroe, the adventurous brewery in a wooded setting hosts a delicious five-course dinner, expertly paired with five tasty offerings from the taps. $65. 7pm to 9pm.
- Charlie y La Tribu Cubana in Concert at MECA TBH Center – The Second Ward cultural center hosts Charlie y La Tribu Cubana, playing Latin music indigenous to Cuba, including the traditional Son-Montuno from Santiago, the funky Havana-Miami style salsa, and timba. $20. 7:30pm.
- Aperio presents Hot Buttered Rumba at MATCH – Showcasing the adventurous spirit of contemporary Latin American music, Aperio’s Hot Buttered Rumba irreverently explores the spellbinding lyricism, sensuous harmonies, and bold rhythmic gestures that define South American classical and popular musical styles. $35. 7:30pm.
- Glow in the Glades 2023 at Clay Family Eastern Glades – This sixth annual event invites the public to join Memorial Park Conservancy’s young professionals group, Urban Wild, for a night of open bar and light bites, a silent disco, ice carving and more. $100 and up. 7:30pm to 11pm.
Glow in the Glades
at Eastern Glades
Friday, January 27
This sixth annual event invites the public to join Memorial Park Conservancy’s young professionals group, Urban Wild, for a night of open bar and light bites, a silent disco, ice carving and more.
$100 and up | 7:30pm to 11pm
- Junior H in Concert at 713 Music Hall – One of the fathers of corrido tumbado, the young guanajuatense, Junior H plans to turn up at 713 with music from his 2022 release, Mi Vida En Un Cigarro 2. $59 and up. 7:45pm.
- The Music of Sam Cooke at the Grand 1894 Opera House – Bradd Marquis brings the iconic soul singer to life in Galveston’s opera house with an evening of Sam Cooke’s legendary soul hits. $36 and up. 8pm.
- pH-1 in Concert at Warehouse Live – The South Korean rapper comes to EaDo, bringing with him tracks from his 2022 album, But for Now Leave Me Alone. $40. 8pm.
- Eric Tessmer, with Selfless Lovers in Concert at Rockefeller’s – The Austin blues guitarist heads to the legendary Rockefeller’s stage, joined by Selfless Lovers. $13 and up. 8pm.
- Hector Ward & the Big Time in Concert at the Continental Club – Get down to a good time when this 8-piece band brings their blend of rock, blues, funk and Afro-Cuban roots to the Mid-Main concert venue. $17 and up. 8pm.
- Honor by Suzanne Bocanegra & Lili Taylor at Moody Center for the Arts | FREE – Houston artist Suzanne Bocanegra presents an original “artist talk” performed by film and television actor Lili Taylor, accompanied by vocalists from Rice’s Shepherd School of Music. 8pm to 9pm.
- Moon Hooch in Concert at Warehouse Live – The Brooklyn-based nu jazz trio offers a night of saxophone and percussion in EaDo. $18. 9pm.
- 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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