Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, March 6 to Sunday, March 12, 2023.
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, March 6 to Sunday, March 12, 2023.
Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston
- Inprint presents Ada Limón Reading at Ballroom at Bayou Place | Monday, March 6 – U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón will read from her new collection The Hurting Kind, followed by an on-stage conversation with Roberto Tejada, author of the poetry collection, Why the Assembly Disbanded. $5. 7:30pm.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson: Delusions of Space Enthusiasts at Jones Hall | Monday, March 6 – In this illustrated talk, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will explore the perennial mismatch between collective expectations of where we should be in space by now and the geopolitical, cultural, and economic realities that limit it. $39 and up. 7:30pm.
- RodeoHouston: New Kids on the Block in Concert at NRG Stadium | Tuesday, March 7 – The boy band heartthrobs of the ’80s and ’90s make their highly anticipated debut at the Rodeo, bringing all five original members to the stage. Tickets are $20 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9pm.
- Devin T. Mays: The Day I Met the Sun Performance at Moody Center for the Arts | Thursday, March 9 | FREE – The Rice University gallery hosts an improvised and interactive art performance by Devin T. Mays inspired by the late musician Alice Coltrane. 7pm to 8:30pm.
- Maria Chavez’s Absorption Sculpture Series Opening Reception & DJ Set at the Orange Show | Friday, March 10 – Maria Chavez unveils her latest sound-absorbent, site-specific sculptural installation at the Orange Show, followed by a performance and DJ set that showcases her unique and avant-garde improvisational turntable technique. $10; free for students. 7pm to 10pm.
- Don’t Call Me Sweetie Women’s Art Showcase at Hardy & Nance Studios | Friday, March 10 | FREE – Back for its 6th exhibition, this annual showcase highlights the work of around two dozen women artists, on view at the near-Downtown art studio. 7pm to 11pm.
- Performing Arts Houston presents Ragamala Dance Company at Wortham Center | Friday, March 10 – The Indian dance company performs Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim, a work that evokes an elaborate ritual where time is suspended and humans merge with the divine. $29 and up. 7:30pm.
- RodeoHouston: The Chainsmokers in Concert at NRG Stadium | Friday, March 10 – The Grammy-winning duo of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart bring their brand of chart-topping EDM pop for their second headlining spot at the Rodeo. Tickets are $20 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9pm.
- 51st Annual Regatta on Buffalo Bayou | Saturday, March 11 – The 8.5-mile Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta starts and finishes from Allen’s Landing in Downtown as part of Houston’s longstanding tradition. Open to ages 12 and up, you can race competitively or for fun, with finish line festivities like music, food and more that are open to all. Registration is $55 and up; post-race party is free. 7:30am to 2:30pm.
- Little BIPOC Book Fest at Discovery Green | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – This afternoon celebration in Downtown features a unique Storybook Opera performance, readings from local authors, arts and crafts, and free books that feature Black, Indigenous, and People of Color experiences. 10am to 2pm.
- 62nd Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade & Celebration at Post Houston | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – The annual parade shifts to Post Houston this year, offering a full day of local vendor shopping, folk dances, games and face painting, and the official parade that leaves at noon, circling through Downtown and back. 11am to 6pm.
- Second Saturday in Second Ward | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – Held at the Plant on Harrisburg, this Second Saturday market event gathers Houston-area vendors, many of which from right in the East End area, for shoppers to browse and pick up everything from plants and artisan goods to food and more. Vendors will rotate each month, so every market will offer something new to repeat visitors. Noon to 6pm.
- 7th Annual Hootenanny at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – Eureka Heights is dusting off its cowboy boots for the return of its Rodeo season favorite event, the annual Hootenanny. Expect daytime two-stepping alongside music from country artists Libby Koch and the Dealers, bbq goodness from Deckle and Hide, artisan vendors, games, and the release of its beloved Golden Buckle Cream Ale. 1pm to 6pm.
- Moon 2 Mars Festival at Space Center Houston | Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12 – This week-long festival at Johnson Space Center kicks off this weekend, celebrating the innovations that power space exploration with looks at cutting-edge space tech, immersive experiences and astronaut appearances. $44.95 and up; $39.95 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. 9am to 5pm.
- Go Tejano Day: La Fiera de Ojinaga in Concert at NRG Stadium | Sunday, March 12 – The Norteño group out of Chihuahua perform hit songs like “No Paras De Hacerme Feliz” and “La Boca Les Callamos” when they headline on Go Tejano Day at the Rodeo. Tickets are $20 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
Many More Things to Do in Houston
- Top Concerts & Live Shows This Week – Check out our top picks for local and touring musicians, stars, and personalities hitting the stage in H-Town this week.
- Top Games & Sports Events This Week – Scope out professional and select college sports games, touring athletic competitions, local fitness and participatory events, and more.
- Top Things to Do For Kids & Families This Week – Zero in on the best option for families and the junior set around Greater Houston.
- Current Temporary Museum Exhibits & Art Installations in Greater Houston – Explore the newest installations and exhibits on short term display at museums and locations around Houston, with a focus on art, history, and science.
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