July 22, 2023
- Introduction to Mexican Craft at the Orange Show – Carolina Borja leads this craft class where you’ll be introduced to the Mexican technique of “nierika,” creating your own personal interpretation of the iconic Huichol yarn paintings. $25. Noon to 1:30pm.
- Houston BrisketU at Spindletap Brewery – Whether you’re new to the grill or a grillmaster, BrisketU offers instruction from accomplished and renowned pitmasters to help you learn more about the art of smoking brisket. $89. Noon to 3pm.
- Jillian Lauren: Behold the Monster at Murder by the Book | FREE – The New York Times best-selling author discusses her book, Behold the Monster: Confronting America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, in which the author discusses her interactions with serial killer Samuel Little and how he may be responsible for far more murders than he was convicted. Free to attend; books for signing must be purchased from the bookstore. 3pm.
- 15th Annual TraeDay Weekend at Aveva Stadium | FREE – Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth celebrates the 15th year of his TraeDay celebration with a free family festival in South Houston. Families can come by to get free school supplies, backpacks and other giveaways, plus everyone can enjoy games, rides, slabs and exotic cars, celebrity appearances, and more. 3pm to 8pm.
- IgboFest Houston at Discovery Green | FREE – Take part in a cultural folklore festival that promotes the music, culture and traditional dances of Igbo peoples from Nigeria. 3pm to 9pm.
- 2nd Annual Watermelon Dance & Summer Social at Cottonwood – Benefiting 90.1 KPFT, this second annual event offers a full day of live bands at the easygoing Garden Oaks bar, along with free watermelon, face painting, local vendors and more. $20. 4pm to 11:30pm.
Saturday, July 22
Take part in a cultural folklore festival that promotes the music, culture and traditional dances of Igbo peoples from Nigeria.
FREE | 3pm to 9pm
- Tuluminati at Reset – Pick up the free-flowing vibe at this Midtown venue with a full day of DJs, beginning with open decks and kicking off with local and regional talent before a headlining set by Colombian DJ Kofla. $15. 4pm to 2am.
- Block Party & Night Market at Art League Houston | FREE – Art League joins forces with Canary Coffee House for an evening block party and celebration of art and community. Get access to a special zine release by Ian Gerson, shop from local market vendors and loosen up those pipes for karaoke. 6pm to 9pm.
- Botanic Bird Bingo at Houston Botanic Garden – This family-friendly night of bingo will help you learn about native birds to the region while vying for garden-themed prizes. Beverages by Eureka Heights Brewing Co. $35. 6:30pm to 8pm.
- Comedian T.K. Kirkland at House of Blues – The Who Raised You? comedian graces the stage in Downtown for a night of blunt comedy that pulls no punches. $42 and up. 7pm.
- Comedian Palmer Trolls at the Secret Group – Gaining popularity from his comedic videos on rising internet trends, his multiple appearances on court TV shows, and frequent Facebook trolling, Ben Palmer (a/k/a Palmer Trolls) heads to the Secret Group for two sets in one night. $20 and up. 7pm and 9pm.
Block Party & Night Market
Art League Houston
Saturday, July 22
Art League joins forces with Canary Coffee House for an evening block party and celebration of art and community. Get access to a special zine release by Ian Gerson, shop from local market vendors and loosen up those pipes for karaoke.
FREE | 6pm to 9pm
- Shania Twain in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – One of the best-selling artists of all time, Shania Twain makes Cynthia Woods her kingdom when she brings the Queen of Me tour to the Woodlands. $40.95 and up. 7:30pm.
- Between The Buried & Me in Concert at Warehouse Live – The prog metal group lands in EaDo for a night celebrating their acclaimed 2012 album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence. $25 and up. 7:30pm.
- Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone at Smart Financial Centre – Experience the magic of Harry Potter when the Houston Symphony offers a multi-sensory experience, performing the score live to the film as it plays on the big screen. $63 and up. 7:30pm.
- The Icons: Prince Tribute Concert at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Step back into the Purple Rain era and enjoy a night of electrifying Prince tunes as performed by the Breakdown Band HTX, in Sugar Land Town Square. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Sue Foley in Concert at the Heights Theater – The decorated Canadian blues guitarist and singer, Sue Foley brings songs from her 2021 album, Pinky’s Blues, along with other tunes by the 2023 Blues Foundation award winner. $22 and up. 8pm.
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Saturday, July 22
One of the best-selling artists of all time, Shania Twain makes Cynthia Woods her kingdom when she brings the Queen of Me tour to the Woodlands.
$40.95 and up | 7:30pm
- Kolby Cooper in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Texas country artist and singer-songwriter Kolby Cooper takes the downstairs stage at White Oak with songs from his debut release, Boy from Anderson County to the Moon. $18. 8pm.
- Flow: A Spoken Word Benefit Show at East End Backyard – The laid-back East End hotspot hosts a night of spoken word poetry with the Wordmatician, raising funds to provide hygiene kits and toiletries for families in need. 8pm.
- Bollywood Party with Manj Musik RDB at Rise Rooftop – Prepare yourself for a high-energy Bollywood party featuring British Indian composer and singer Manj Musik of bhangra group RDB. DJ Vicky NYC joins for a fun night in Midtown. $20 and up. 9pm.
- Flyjack in Concert at the Continental Club – The Austin-based funk and soul band headlines in Mid-Main, joined by Houston DJ and ethnomusicologist, Flash Gordon Parks for a night of soul, funk, R&B and deep cuts. $15 and up. 9pm.
- Trae Tha Truth presents Sole Movie Premiere at MATCH – Helping to cap off the 15th TraeDay Weekend, Trae Tha Truth premieres his new comedy set in Houston at the Midtown theater, with a film that explores themes of resilience, determination and triumph. $15 and up. 9pm.
- Electric Foam: Beach Ball Bounce-A-Thon at Stereo Live – The West Houston EDM venue hosts a foam party where the first 300 through the doors will receive a commemorative beach ball to get the party bouncing. $10. 10pm to 2am.
July 23, 2023
- Washed Out DJ Set at El Segundo Swim Club – The chillwave pioneer pulls up to Second Ward for a poolside set at El Segundo. $30. 11am.
- Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party 2023 at Saint Arnold Brewery – This second annual event celebrates the influence of Tejano and Tex-Mex cooking traditions in Central Texas–style craft barbecue. More than a dozen pitmasters will serve up bites of smoked brisket tacos and flautas, crispy prime brisket chimichangas con queso, and smoked pork shoulder pozole. ‘Que vendors include John and Veronica Avila (Henderson & Kane), Eudel Hernandez (Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue), Richard Orozco (Heights BBQ), Alec Varnell (J-Bar-M Barbecue), and several more. $70 and up. 1pm to 4pm.
- Meet & Greet “Lucy” from Peanuts at Houston Toy Museum – Melanie Kohn, one of the original voices of Lucy Van Pelt from Peanuts, pays the Houston Toy Museum a visit on 19th Street in the Heights. $18, including museum admission; pay-your-age for 17 and under. $10 for autographs. 2pm to 4pm.
- A Stop on the Agave Roadtrip at Julep – Alba Huerta and Julep hosts this tour of agave spirits that explores the rich culture and traditions of Mexico and the southern United States. Taste through 11 agave spirits in a crafted cocktail menu by Huerta, highlighting the flavor profiles of the various brands, offered neat or as simple cantina-style cocktails. $10; includes samples of all agave spirits. 4pm to 7pm.
- Motown & Soul Tribute by Soul Sessions at Main Street Crossing – In Tomball, enjoy an evening of classic R&B, soul, and funk from artists like Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin and more at this double-header concert. $43 and up. 4pm and 8pm.
- GULP! feat. DJ Python & Yu Su at Bauhaus Houston – The Sunday session at Downtown’s EDM venue hosts DJ Python from New York, along with Yu Su out of Vancouver. $10 and up. 6pm.
- Nickelback in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – This is how we remind you of Canadian rock band Nickelback when they grace the Woodlands stage on their Get Rollin’ tour, celebrating their sixth studio album. $36 and up. 6:30pm.
Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party
Saint Arnold Brewery
Sunday, July 23
More than a dozen pitmasters will serve up bites of smoked brisket tacos and flautas, crispy prime brisket chimichangas con queso, and smoked pork shoulder pozole. ‘Que vendors include John and Veronica Avila (Henderson & Kane), Eudel Hernandez (Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue), Richard Orozco (Heights BBQ), Alec Varnell (J-Bar-M Barbecue), and several more.
$70 and up | 1pm to 4pm
- Houston Toy Museum presents Barbie Movie Screening at Regal Edwards Marq’E – The Heights’ Toy Museum hosts a rented-out screening of the new Barbie film at the Marq’E, with Gram-worthy photo ops, unlimited popcorn and soda, and prizes for the best-dressed Barbie and Ken. $35. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Boz Scaggs in Concert at Cullen Performance Hall – The classic rock singer and guitarist takes the stage at University of Houston’s Cullen Hall. $39.50 and up. 7pm.
- Trae Tha Truth presents Funny By Nature Comedy Festival at White Oak Music Hall – Celebrate the annual Trae Day weekend with a charity comedy show featuring hilarious comics like Tony Rock, Dat Damn Monty, Moneybag Mafia, Slink Johnson and surprise guests. $42 and up. 7pm.
- X in Concert at House of Blues – The legendary punk band out of Los Angeles headlines a night at House of Blues in Downtown. $25. 7pm.
- House Party Movie Screening at Houston Museum of African American Culture | FREE – The Beats on Screen series comes to a close with an outdoor screening of the ’90s classic film, House Party, preceded by a ’90s hip-hop DJ set. Limited seating available; guests are encouraged to bring their own. 7:30pm.
- Enrique Guzman in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The pioneering Venezuelan-born Mexican singer brings decades of popular hits and fan favorites to the stage in Sugar Land. $56 and up. 8pm.
- Cupcakke in Concert at Warehouse Live – The Chicago rapper and hip-hop artist brings her recent singles to the EaDo stage. $30 and up. 8pm.
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