Top 15 Festivals & Events This Week in Houston: May 29 to June 4, 2023

A gathering of people outside of an arts gallery at sunset
Lawndale Art Center hosts the opening of The Big Show 2023 on Thursday | Courtesy of Lawndale Art Center

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 4, 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, May 29 to Sunday, June 4, 2023.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Memorial Day Ceremony & Museum Admission at Galveston Naval Museum | Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 | FREE – Among historic naval vessels, this annual ceremony includes a speech recognizing fallen servicemembers, along with refreshments and free admission to the museum until 11am., with guided docent tours. 10am to 11am.
  • Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park | Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 to Wednesday, May 31 – Carlos Correa and the Twins return to Minute Maid for a three-game weeknight series that kicks off on Memorial Day, and also includes Tuesday’s Dollar Dog night and a Cristian Javier World Series replica ring giveaway to all fans on Wednesday. $20 and up. 7pm.
  • Wicked at Hobby Center | Wednesday, May 31 | Ongoing – This re-imagined story of the witches from Oz has become one of Broadway’s most-loved stories. With themes of the power of friendship and the courage to be different, this musical is a modern classic. $54 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Comedian Josh Johnson at the Secret Group | Wednesday, May 31 – Fresh off the release of Up Here Killing Myself on Peacock, the Emmy-nominated writer and stand-up comedian Josh Johnson grabs the mic for a special set in EaDo. $22 and up. 8pm.
  • Dining in the Dark: Global Tastes at Mastrantos | Thursday, June 1 – Surprise the senses by testing your taste buds at a unique Dining in the Dark experience, where guests will explore tastes from around the globe while blindfolded. The 90-minute sessions are $80 per person. 6pm and 8:30pm.
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra in Concert at Discovery Green | Thursday, June 1 | FREE – Part of the Thursday Night Concert Series, this eclectic ensemble blends a variety of musical styles including punk, disco, soul and more. 7pm.
  • The Big Show 2023 at Lawndale Art Center | Thursday, June 1 | FREE – The supersized annual exhibition at Lawndale returns, presenting new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of the art space. Enjoy drinks and eats from Moon Rooster food truck as you take in an exciting show of thought-provoking artwork. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Toy Story Screening & Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, June 1 | FREE – Sing along to “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” as the Houston Symphony performs the full musical score by award-winning composer Randy Newman, alongside a complete screening of the Pixar classic at the Pavilion in the Woodlands. Free seating on the lawn and mezzanine; $25 for orchestra seating. 8pm.
  • All-Access Market at Railway Heights Market | Friday, June 2 | No Cover – Themed for the rich world of botanicals, plants and nature, this art market features offerings from dozens of local vendors doling out goods in food, jewelry, clothing, artwork and more. 6pm to 11pm.
  • Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, June 2 | FREE – Known for their note-for-note recreations of iconic records, Classic Albums Live teams up with Houston Symphony for a night of the Beatles’ legendary 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. 8:30pm.
  • Go Bananas! at Houston Botanic Garden | Saturday, June 3 – The annual celebration of the world’s most popular tropical fruit returns to the South Houston botanical gardens, offering a day of educational offerings on banana-related topics, a farmer’s market, kid’s zone and more. $15. 9am to 2pm.
  • Chef’s Table: Celebrating Southeast Asia at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, June 3 – A trio of Houston chefs—Nina Fonte (Aleng Nina’s), Suu Khin (Burmalicious) and Vanarin Kuch (Koffeteria)—combine their skills for a multi-course dinner exploring the flavors of Philippines, Burma and Cambodia. $165. Seating at 5pm and 8pm.
  • Janet Jackson in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, June 3 – The superstar performer behind hits such as “Nasty,” “Control,” and “The Pleasure Principle” performs as part of her Together Again tour. Ludacris opens the show. $49.95 and up. 7:45pm.
  • Jazzy Sundays: The Suffers in Concert at the Water Works | Sunday, June 4 | FREE – Rescheduled from an earlier May date, the Suffers take to the Water Works stage at Buffalo Bayou Park for the finale to the three-month concert series that has been taking place at parks across the city. 5pm to 7pm.
  • Tulips Market at Raven Tower | Sunday, June 4 | No Cover – The last Tulips Market of the summer hits Raven Tower in Northside, offering a slate of local vendors, live music, yoga sessions on the roof of the tower, and more. 5pm to 10pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins always keeps an eye out for what's ahead on Houston's horizon while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston. When he's not passing along the latest events, destinations and hidden treasures in H-Town, he loves diving into the city's food scene, shopping local and learning about Houston's rich history.