Plan Your Weekend: March 30 to April 2, 2023

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Menil invites the community out for a free afternoon celebration of the neighborhood | Courtesy of Menil Collection

Updated Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 8:15pm

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2, 2023.

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Things to Do
All Weekend Long

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March Madness Music Festival
Discovery Green
Friday to Sunday

One of the main events throughout Final Four weekend, the March Madness concert series brings Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, Maggie Rogers, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and more for free performances in Downtown.

FREE with registration | Times vary

  • Men’s Final Four Tip Off Tailgate at NRG Park | Friday & Saturday – Enjoy pep rallies, food and drink, musical performances and a whole lot of team spirit as the Final Four settles into Houston. Free on Friday; open to Final Four ticket holders on Saturday. Times vary.
  • March Madness Music Festival at Discovery Green | Friday to Sunday | FREE with registration – Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, Maggie Rogers, Tim McGraw and more take to the stage for a weekend of concerts that bring Final Four energy and excitement to the Bayou City. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Times vary
  • Men’s Final Four Fan Fest at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday to Sunday – Skill tests for all ages, championship highlights and the chance to get autographs from former NCAA players and coaches are just part of the fun at this weekend event. $8 in advance; $10 at the door; free for ages 12 and under. Times vary
  • Bay Area Ballet Theatre presents A Night in Paris at University of Houston Clear Lake | Friday to Sunday – You’ll be swept away to the City of Light in this program that features choreography inspired by the paintings of Degas and Debussy’s Clair de Lune, along with several new works. $24 and up. Times vary.
  • ART&: Women in Power at Bisong Gallery | Friday to Sunday – This three-day event features artist exhibitions, discussions, live music and poetry, yoga sessions and more for a weekend of empowering art in the name of women and power. $20 and up. Times vary
  • Pop Culture Power Show at Stafford Centre | Friday to Sunday – Meet comic creators, voice actors and cosplayers at this family-friendly comic convention weekend that also features local vendors dealing pop culture memorabilia, toys, vintage and more. $24.99 and up. Times vary
  • Sugar Land Arts Fest 2K23 at Smart Financial Centre Plaza | Saturday & Sunday – More than 1000 visual artists from around the country will showcase their works, allowing guests the opportunity to purchase original painting, sculpture, jewelry and more. Live music, food, wine and other activities are also available. Single day tickets are $10; $15 for two days. 10am to 4pm.
  • Galveston Steampunk Festival at Galveston Railroad Museum | Saturday & Sunday – Fans of the steampunk aesthetic will assemble for this two-day fest that celebrates the sci-fi subgenre that crosses Victorian-era tech with retrofuturism. Throughout the first day, fans can take in live music and special performances, participate in a costume contest and enjoy games like archery, axe throwing and more. On Sunday, festival-goers and the general public can hop in a Model T and cruise through Galveston’s Victorian history, or goin in two evening walking ghost tours. $35 and up; $15 for ages 7 to 12. Times vary.

Ongoing Live Theater & Performing Arts in Houston

  • Clyde’s at Ensemble Theatre | Daily | Ongoing For the formerly incarcerated employees who work at Clyde’s, the truck stop is a place for them to find purpose. Can they rebuild their lives and dreams of more when a callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb? This production runs through Sunday, April 16. $34 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • 4th Wall Theatre Co. presents Sanctuary City at Spring Street Studios | Daily | Ongoing Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Martyne Majok explores the lives of two undocumented friends, trying to find a place for themselves and each other in a world filled with uncertainty. This production runs through Saturday, April 15. $32 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Stages presents The Bride Or: Does This Dress Make Me Look Married? at the Gordy | Daily | Ongoing – Beloved to Houston audiences for her role as Sister in Late Night Catechism, Denise Fennell offers her unique perspective on the institution of marriage. Mere hours before her wedding, a bride of a certain age questions everything, including whether she should get married at all. This production runs through Sunday, May 14. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • The Odyssey at Alley Theatre | Thursday, Saturday & Sunday | Ongoing –This new take on the epic story of Odysseus rings with Caribbean rhythms. Look for an adventure that includes rivals attempting to take Odysseus’ thrown, a trip to hell, stormy seas and more. This production runs through Sunday, April 16. $51 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Stages presents cullud wattah at the Gordy | Thursday & Friday | Final Weekend – This multi-generational saga unfolds against the backdrop of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The New York Times called it “haunting and eye-opening.” It follows a family’s quest for justice, going up against powerful entities, and how that quest could be its undoing. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.

Final Four, Spring Markets & More Destinations

March 30, 2023

Comedian David Cross gestures while telling a joke

Comedian David Cross
White Oak Music Hall
Thursday, March 30

The legendary comic known for roles in Arrested Development and Mr. Show, as well as his recent stand-up set, I’m From the Future, David Cross comes to the downstairs stage at White Oak with a stop on his Worst Daddy In The World Tour.

$42.50 and up | 7pm

  • 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 explore events and shows spanning multiple days, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum and brewery passes, tours, and more.

March 31, 2023

Asleep at the Wheel
The Heights Theater
Friday, March 31

The Grammy Award–winning country act comes to Houston for a live set in the Heights.

$34 and up | 8pm

Anime Night
The Secret Group
Friday, March 31

The EaDo venue hosts an evening of future funk, city pop, and Top 40 with cosplay.

FREE with RSVP | 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 explore events and shows spanning multiple days, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum and brewery passes, tours, and more.

Things to Do on Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2, 2023.

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Holly Beretto writes about food and wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 Things to Do in Houston, her work has appeared in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine, Arts + Culture Texas, Bayou City Magazine, Downtown, Galveston Monthly and Houston Woman. She is also a regular contributor to's Houston site. She earned her B.A. in mass communication with a minor in professional writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her M.A. in communication studies with an emphasis in journalism from St. Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native Rhode Islander, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press.