Get a Nightlife This Week: November 6 to 12, 2023

A view from the second story of a bar with people sitting at picnic tables on the ground and on a balcony
La Grange in Montrose hosts a reggae brunch on Sunday | Courtesy of La Grange

Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, November 6 to Sunday, November 12, 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: November 6-12, 2023

Ongoing

  • Pearland Restaurant Weeks | Daily | Ongoing – Throughout the month of November, the growing restaurant scene in Pearland will showcase curated menus and specialty offerings, with a portion of all orders going to support Pearland Neighborhood Center. Fixed-price menus are $29 for 2-course breakfasts and lunches; $35 for 3-course dinners. Times and locations vary.
  • Lands: Portrait of the City of Houston at MATCH | Tuesday to Thursday – French artists Jocelyn Cottencin and Emmanuelle Huynh present a unique production that starts outside MATCH with choreographed performances before being guided into the theater for a film that probes the personal and cultural memory embedded within Houston’s local geography. Pay-what-you-wish; suggested price of $25. 6:30pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Ed Hill at Rudyard’s Pub | Friday & Saturday – For two nights at the upstairs stage in Montrose, the Taiwanese comedian brings the laughs, building off his one-of-a-kind Amazon Prime special, Candy and Smiley. $20 and up. Times vary.
  • Comedian Steve Byrne at Houston Improv | Friday & Saturday – The established comedian known for making rounds at some of NYC’s most fabled comedy clubs, Steve Byrne brings his latest material to the Improv for four shows heading into the weekend. $40 for 2, and up. Times vary.
  • B.A.P.S. Live at Hobby Center | Friday & Saturday – The ’90s cult classic film gets a stage adaptation, helmed by writer and director Je’Caryous Johnson. Follow Nisi and Mickey as their entrepreneurial dreams come true when the nephew of a dying millionaire offers them $25,000 to make his last days as painless as possible. $53 and up. Times vary.
  • Honeyland Festival at Crown Festival Park | Saturday & Sunday – The inaugural Honeyland Festival celebrates the best of Black expression via food, music, art and culture. Top restaurateurs, beverage makers, and artists will join the fun, including world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, Top Chef finalist Dawn Burrell, hometown rapper and singer Tobe Nwigwe, artist and “it girl” Chlöe and more. Tickets start at $95 for day passes and $175 for weekend passes, with add-on experiences available. Times TBA.

Monday, November 6, 2023

  • Mixology Mondays at the Laura Hotel Bar | No Cover – Expert mixologists craft special cocktails as part of this weekly Monday series at the Downtown Houston hotel bar. 3pm to 11pm.
  • Bingo Night at Galveston Island Brewing | FREE – Just a block from the Seawall, Galveston Island Brewing hosts its weekly, family-friendly bingo nights, with prizes every round. 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • Houston Dynamo Playoffs Watch Party at Pitch 25 | No Cover – The Dynamo are in control of their first round MLS Playoffs matchup with Real Salt Lake, leading 1-0. They’ll look to wrap up the best-of-3 series in Utah and you can catch all the action at the official watch party held at Brian Ching’s Pitch 25, just blocks from the stadium in EaDo. 8pm.
  • Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night at Pimlico Irish Pub | No Cover – Test your knowledge on everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, from science to sports, and from the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul at Pimlico Irish Pub on Waugh. 8pm to 10pm.
  • Monday Night Football + Margarita Monday at Wakefield Crowbar | No Cover – Catch the Chargers and the Jets on the 24-foot TV wall while you enjoy specials on Hornitos margaritas, Modelo beer, and chips and queso. 8pm to 1am.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023

  • Saks Fifth Fashion Show and Luncheon at NRG Center – As part of the Nutcracker Market festivities, this luncheon and fashion show offers a first glimpse at sparkling holiday fashions, along with appetizers, lunch, dessert and wine. This ticket is also good admission to all four days of the market, including early bird admission on Thursday and Friday. $200 and up. 10:15am.
  • Iron Sommelier at the Post Oak Hotel – The Periwinkle Foundation will host its Iron Sommelier wine competition and tasting, with some of the city’s most prestigious sommeliers competing for this year’s title in support of the foundation’s mission to positively change the lives of children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. $250, with additional sponsorship opportunities available. 6pm.
  • Cirque Du Luminaire at Discovery Green – Be among the first to see the Downtown park’s winter art installation, Bioluminaire. This special event also includes cocktails and drinks, culinary bites, an artist talk and performances by Cirque Olympus. $300. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Comedian Jason Cheny at Houston Improv – The LA-based comedian from Taiwan hits the upstairs stage at Rudyard’s for a set that offers a cross-cultural perspective that skewers the social absurdities within his family, his upbringing and American society. $100 for 4, and up. 7:30pm.

Friday, November 10, 2023 

  • Houston Diwali: Festival of Lights at Rise Rooftop – The annual Diwali festival heads to Midtown this year, posting up at Rise Rooftop with an all-ages Diwali bazaar, fashion show, cultural performances and street foods. Then, at 10pm, the 18+ party commences with more fashion shows, live performances, laser fireworks and more. $25 and up for the full night of festivities. 6pm to 2am.
  • Thanksgiving Cranberry Cocktail Class at William Price Distilling – Learn how to craft a series of cranberry-inspired cocktails with expert mixologists at the Garden Oaks distillery, just in time for Thanksgiving. $40. 7pm.
  • Beer & Cheese Tasting at Astral Brewing – The Northside brewery is joined by Curd Culture for a night of cheese tasting, paired with a flight of Astral brews. $50. 7pm.
  • Matt Castillo Live Set at J-Bar-M Barbecue | No Cover – The EaDo barbecue and beer garden destination welcomes Texas country artist Matt Castillo for an evening of live music in the outdoor beer garden stage. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Noche de Cumbia at Axelrad | FREE – Midtown’s neon beer garden hosts another of its monthly Cumbia party, featuring El Dusty, Trucha Soul, Reafinado and more. 21+. 7pm to 1:30am.
  • Lil Uzi Vert in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The “Just Wanna Rock” rapper brings their Top 10 song and others from the summer release, Pink Tape, for a Friday night party at Post Houston’s music venue. $63 and up. 8pm.
  • Jackie Venson in Concert at the Heights Theater – Blues guitarist Jackie Venson takes the stage in the Heights with songs from her latest, evolution of joy. She’ll be joined by Suffers frontwoman Kam Franklin in support. $20 and up. 8pm.
  • Comedian David Spade at Cullen Performance Hall – The Saturday Night Live comedian and star of hilarious films from Tommy Boy to Joe Dirt, David Spade arrives at the University of Houston stage for an uproarious night of comedy. $133 and up. 8pm.
  • Bollywood Burnout: Diwali Edition at Musaafer – The opulent Indian restaurant in the Galleria area hosts a special Diwali celebration with an exclusive menu, Bollywood DJs and live entertainment. Admission is $35; food available for purchase. 10pm.
  • Paul Van Dyk DJ Set at Stereo Live Houston – West Houston’s premiere EDM venue welcomes the Grammy-nominated German DJ and producer, Paul Van Dyk, for a live set. $10. 10pm to 2am.

Saturday, November 11, 2023 

  • Latina Market at the Esplanade on Navigation | FREE – Hit the Esplanade for an evening of shopping from local Latina-owned businesses while you enjoy live DJs and performances at this pet-friendly market in Second Ward. 11am to 4pm.
  • 11th Annual Whiskey Fest at Little Woodrow’s Midtown – The Midtown outpost of the popular drinkery hosts its 11th whiskey-soaked celebration, where you can sample more than 60 bourbons and whiskeys. $20 for 10 samples. Noon to 5pm.
  • Raclette Party at Montrose Cheese & Wine – Montrose Cheese & Wine is bringing back its apres ski–style Raclette Party on the Patio just in time for the cooler weather. Enjoy melty alpine cheese, scraped to order atop things like potatoes, cornichon, and charcuterie. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Flip Phone Beyoncé Renaissance Drag Brunch at Houston Improv – Chevelle Brooks hosts an unforgettable drag brunch at the Spring Branch laugh house, where fabulous drag queens recreate Beyoncé’s Renaissance concert. $40 for 2, and up. 2:30pm.
  • The Tejano Super Jam at Independence Park – Pearland plays host to a lively Saturday filled with Tejano stars, including Bobby Pulido with his father Roberto Pulido, Little Joe y La Familia, Grupo Siggno, La Fiebre, and a special mariachi opener with Gabriella Martinez. $30. 4pm to 11:30pm.
  • Friendsgiving with William Chris Vineyards at Henderson & Kane – The Sixth Ward general store offers an indulgent four-course dinner, paired with selections from William Chris Vineyards of Texas. Menu items include roasted acorn squash, smoked brisket, boudin stuffing, Texas bourbon pecan pie, and more. $90 and up. 6pm to 9pm.
  • R&B Only Live at Bayou Music Center – Dance the night away to classic R&B hits from the past to present when Colors Worldwide brings their celebration of the genre to Downtown. $64.99. 7:45pm to 1am.
  • Taylor Fest at Rise Rooftop – Party it up with other Swifties at this dance party at the Midtown rooftop where you belt the lyrics to songs like “Cruel Summer,” “Love Story,” and more. $20. 9pm.

Sunday, November 12, 2023 

  • Burton & Booze at Karbach Brewing Co. | FREE – Join in a celebration of director Tim Burton at this fifth annual event that features a vendor market, art, food and brews from the Spring Branch taproom. 11am to 6pm.
  • Brews & Browse Autumn Market at Urban South HTX | FREE – Hit up the Arts District brewery for an afternoon that welcomes in autumn with family fun like a bounce house and face painting, plus market vendors, food and more. Chino Tacos will be on-site all day with Mexican-inspired foods. 1pm to 7pm.
  • Reggae Brunch with Clinton Fearon at La Grange – Sway to the rhythm of Clinton Fearon’s soulful tunes while enjoying a scrumptious brunch at La Grange in Montrose. $15. 2pm.
  • Comedian Ali Wong at Smart Financial Centre – Best known for her award-nominated role in Netflix’s Beef and stand-up specials like Baby Cobra and 2022’s Don Wong, the comedian and actress takes the Sugar Land stage for a November night of hilarity. $59 and up. 7pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Lucas Zelnick at Rudyard’s Pub – The stand-up comic and co-host of the Can I Go Home Now podcast comes to the Montrose comedy club for a night of his social observations and piercing wit. $15 and up. 7pm to 9pm.

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Justin Jerkins
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.