Get a Nightlife This Week: March 20 to 26, 2023

An art car adored with dozens of picture frames with a pink-lit building in the background
Get your first look at this year's art cars at the Art Car Parade Kickoff Party at The Ion | Courtesy of Art Car Parade

Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, March 20 to Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Your favorite nightlife guide is back to cure your weekly FOMO. We’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening all week long around Houston, from Monday through Sunday.

Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston This Week: March 20 to 26, 2023


  • The Riot Comedy Festival at Rudyard’s British Pub | Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, March 26 – More than 60 performers descend on the Montrose pub for a weekend of comedy across three stages, plus a street carnival, beer and cocktails, and tasty eats. Headlining talent includes Billy D. Washington, Gianmarco Soresi, Lara Beitz, Steph Tolev, Cipha Sounds, and Joe Machi—not to mention a slate of Houston’s funniest comics, podcasters, and more. Individual shows start at $25; $160 for all-access, early bird discounts available. Times vary.
  • Comedian Michael Blackson at Houston Improv | Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, March 26 – The African King of Comedy is holding court at the Houston Improv, performing six times in the span of four days. Tickets are sold by the table; $110 for 2, and up. Times vary.
  • Tomball German Heritage Festival in Old Town Tomball | Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 | FREE – Tomball’s annual German Fest fills the streets with more than 200 vendors rocking antiques, arts and crafts, and more; plus cultural music, street performances, a Heritage Center, and tasty German fare, festival eats, and beer and wine. The weekend-long event is family-friendly and free to attend, with free parking and a shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday as well. Times vary.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

  • Disney Trivia Night at Wakefield Crowbar | No Cover – Flex the Disney part of your brain and head to Wakefield Crowbar in Garden Oaks for multiple rounds of trivia and oodles of drink specials. 6:30pm.
  • Top Gun Trivia at McIntyre’s Heights | No Cover – Grab the Goose to your Maverick and cruise to McIntyre’s Heights for a night of Top Gun trivia covering both films, get yourself a drink and maybe even a prize. 7pm.
  • Comedian Theo Von at Bayou Music Center – The mullet from Louisiana is coming through Downtown to sling some jokes in his signature southern drawl. $48. 8pm.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

  • Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts 2023 Gala at the Astorian – Celebrate the arts and the many milestones of the UH College of the Arts with a seated dinner, a presentation of honorees and distinguished alumni, plus performances and exhibitions. $350 and up. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Bingo on the Lawn at Redemption Square – Grab a blanket, the family and some friends to enjoy a lovely spring evening in Northwest Houston with a few friendly rounds of outdoor bingo. Bingo packets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids. 7pm.
  • Gemini in Concert at Last Concert Café – The South Korean rapper makes an appearance near Downtown on his limited North American tour this spring. $35 and up. 7pm.
  • Trivia Night: Geeks Who Drink at City Orchard | No Cover – If you’re a geek who also likes to drink, pay close attention—City Orchard in Downtown is hosting a particularly geeky night of trivia so grab that thinking cap. 7pm.
  • Yeat in Concert at 713 Music Hall – Slayworld’s hottest mumble trap rapper, the mononymous Yeat, is bringing the Flawless vibes to the party when he stops in Houston to support 2023’s AfterLyfe. $39 and up. 8pm.
  • I Am King: the Michael Jackson Experience at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – The centennial season of Miller Outdoor Theatre’s programming is kicking off in a larger-than-life way with the King of Pop, featuring a real-life concert and dance experience replete with the music, moves, and style created by Michael Jackson. This performance features amazing renditions of Jackson’s biggest hits including “Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Human Nature” and more. 8pm.

Friday, March 24, 2023 

Saturday, March 25, 2023 

  • Rodeo Day at Walking Stick Brewing Co. | No Cover – Close out Rodeo season with a full day of ‘que from Smok’d It Up BBQ, plus live music throughout the afternoon. 11am to 8pm.
  • 5th Birthday Party at Ingenious Brewing Company | No Cover – The innovative Humble brewery celebrates its big fifth birthday with a day of special beer releases, food and sweets. Noon to 10pm. 
  • Clean Mud For Bugs at Karbach Brewing Co. – Shuck crawfish at this fundraiser from Texas Health and Environment Alliance, which works to protect public health from toxic waste in Harris County. $40 and up; $12 add-on per pound of crawfish; $15 for kids. 1pm to 4pm.
  • 4th Annual Crawfish Cook-Off at Cactus Cove – Pay homage to the mudbug and celebrate their sacrifice at the Timbergrove bar and grill at its fourth annual cook-off, complete with cold beer, games and live music. Dogs and kiddos are welcome at this afternoon crawfish bash. $35. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Libation Creation Festival 2023 at B-52 Brewing | No Cover – The Conroe brewery hosts a day of demonstrations and workshops to help you level up your libations game. Check out a winemakers masterclass, take a brewery tour, learn how mead is made and enjoy live music, an artisan market, food trucks and more. 1pm to 8pm.
  • Spring Food Fest at Social Beer Garden | No Cover – The Midtown beer garden sprawls out onto the patio with multiple food vendors and more than 100 beers to choose from, along with March Madness on the 20-footer. 3pm to 6pm.
  • Texas All-Star Wrestling presents No Limits at Southern Star Brewery – The Conroe brewery hosts an evening slam-a-thon featuring wrestlers like Beau Amir, a 7-foot giant. $15 and up. 7pm.
  • Bad Bunny Night at Rise Rooftop – Turn up for el rey de reggaeton when Rise Rooftop hosts Bad Bunny Night. $25; first 200 tickets are free. 9pm. 

Sunday, March 26, 2023 

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