Get a Nightlife This Week: November 13 to 19, 2023

The outdoor patio of LIttle Woodrow's at night with crowds at tables
Take part in a pumpkin pie bake-off at Little Woodrow's in Rice Village | Courtesy of Little Woodrow's

Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, November 13 to Sunday, November 19, 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 13-19, 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.
  • Houston Whiskey Week 2023 at Reserve 101 | Daily – The Downtown whiskey bar taps into exclusive barrel releases, hands-on events, dinners and more for a week of daily activities that celebrate a wide range of whiskey brands and drink experiences. 6pm.
  • Comedian Tim Dillon at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – The comedian and podcast host, known for his appearances at the Oddball Comedy Festival and on Tru TV’s Comedy Knockout, comes to Houston for three nights. $80 for 2, and up. Times vary
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Brittney Schmitt at Rudyard’s Pub | Friday & Saturday – The comedian, who’s opened nationwide for comedians like Theo Von and Chris Redd, recently put out her debut comedy special, From Ho to Housewife, and will bring her unapologetic humor to the Bayou City. $20 and up. Times vary.
  • Tejano Music Super Fest at Kemah Boardwalk | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Look for children’s activities, live Tejano music, DJs and more at this three-day festival celebrating the energy and creativity of Tejano sound. Times vary.
  • Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston | Friday to Sunday | Ongoing – The cosmic spectacle returns to Space Center Houston, transforming the campus into a twinkling wonderland of space-themed light installations, high-tech experiences, holiday treats and more in a one-of-a-kind event that can only be found in Space City. Tickets range from $19.95 to $27.95; free for ages 3 and under. Save $5 on each ticket when you use promo code 365XLIGHTS at checkout. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Festival of Lights & Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday Opening Weekend at Moody Gardens | Saturday & Sunday – The annual holiday lights installation debuts at Galveston’s Moody Gardens, offering multiple bedazzling attractions that will be open daily through Saturday, January 6, 2024. Prices vary. 11am to 9pm.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

  • Line Dance Night at Post Houston | FREE – Work your way through this guided class from Love Dance HTX that takes on a wide range of line dance styles and genres, then stop by the neon-lit food hall for a drink and globally-inspired eats. 7pm to 8pm.
  • The Moth: Storyslam at Warehouse Live – The open-mic storytelling competition invites anyone to come on stage with a true and personal 5-minute tale along the theme of “drive,” or things that have propelled people forward. $17.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Comedian Steve Hofstetter at Houston Improv – The Spring Branch stage welcomes the New York-based comic for a single set following up his most recent book, Follow Your Dream (Unless Your Dream is Stupid). $60 for 2, and up. 7:30pm.
  • Tuesday Night Music Club at Sharky’s Tavern in Galveston | No Cover – The island’s longest-running open mic night rolls on as musicians take the stage to play classic rock hits and original works while enjoying wood-fired over pizzas, full bar service and more. 8pm to midnight.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

  • An Ohana Affair at Guard & Grace – Celebrating four years, Downtown Houston’s Guard and Grace will host “An Ohana Affair” evening of delightful bites and cocktails. Owner and TAG Restaurant Group executive chef Troy Guard has collaborated with chefs including Chase Voelz of Bludorn and Navy Blue, Drake Leonards of Eunice, H Town Restaurant Group’s Hugo Ortega, Adam Vero of Guard and Grace, and more on the special event. $75 and up. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Italian Dinner & Wine at La Tartine de Houston – Taste your way through a savory five-course Italian menu in the Briarforest area, with perfectly complementary wine pairings. $75. 5:30pm.
  • Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off at Little Woodrow’s Rice Village | No Cover – Bake up your best pumpkin pie or come by to judge the spoils at the Rice Village outpost of Little Woodrow’s. 7pm.
  • Alt-J in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The English indie band is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, An Awesome Wave, and are rolling through White Oak. $107 and up. 7pm.
  • Doja Cat in Concert at Toyota Center – Global superstar and Grammy Award–winning rapper and singer Doja Cat has the world in her paws and she’s bringing the heat to Clutch City when she comes through with special guest Doechii in tow. $48 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Earl Sweatshirt & the Alchemist in Concert at Warehouse Live – The dynamic duo come together once again for a tour that melds the raps of Earl Sweatshirt with the much lauded beats of the Alchemist. $35 and up. 8pm.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

  • M.A.D. Veterans Holiday Market at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum | FREE – This Museum After Dark (M.A.D.) event features tours and cocktails, light bites, games and plenty of shopping from vendors offering unique items for everyone on your list. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Sip & Sparkle at Houston Zoo – See the popular Zoo Lights exhibit—without the kids—while enjoying a sampling of wines from around the world. As you stroll the grounds, explore the illuminated dance floor, colorful holiday light tunnel, sparkling photo ops and much more. $55. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Comedian Leanne Morgan at Smart Financial Centre – The comedian, actress and author recently released her special, Leanne Morgan: I’m Every Woman on Netflix. Now, she brings her humorous take on motherhood and life to Sugar Land for this show that’s so in demand, a second performance has been added for Monday, November 19. $34 and up. 7pm.
  • The Stacy & Clinton Show at Hyatt Regency Conroe – Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, known for their wildly popular What Not to Wear program on TLC, are reunited and on a nationwide tour. Catch the pair as they offer up laughs, reminiscences and updated style advice. $50 and up. 7pm.
  • The Bald & the Beautiful Live Podcast at 713 Music Hall – Hosts Trixie and Katya explore the boundaries of modern beauty, pop culture and more in a spirited discussion with sass and humor. $53 and up. 8pm.
  • Wolfmother in Concert at Warehouse Live – The Australian rock band continues its summer tour with a stop in Houston. With songs like “Woman” and “Love Train,” they bring raucous energy and a big rock sound to the EaDo stage. $29.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Concert at Continental Club – Hunter Perrin, Paul Beebe and other friends bring CCR favorites like “Down on the Corner,” “Out My Backdoor,” “Bad Moon Rising” and more as part of this tribute show in Mid-Main. $10. 9pm.

Friday, November 17, 2023 

  • La Santa Tequila Dinner at Casa do Brasil – Enjoy the splendors of Brazilian cuisine in this four-course dinner paired with La Santa tequilas, allowing you to see how the food and spirits work together for maximum taste. $85. 6:30pm.
  • French Festival at the Post Oak Hotel – The French-American Chamber of Commerce hosts this event to celebrate the annual Beaujolais Nouveau release. The traditional harvest wine is at the center of this food and wine soiree, showcasing the flavors of France’s Beaujolais region. Expect multiple food and wine stations, winemakers and chefs. $229. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Emissary Artists: Live Art & Music at Box13 ArtSpace – This is an opportunity to see artists create in real time, inspired by the music played by Emissary Quartet. Watch them work and see how the creative process can be fueled by music and ideas at this East End event. $30; $15 for students. 7pm.
  • Rawayana in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Venezuelan trippy pop band that fuses reggae, funk, soul and rock—and featured on NPR Tiny Desk Concerts earlier this fall—comes to Houston to perform live, part of its first-ever U.S. tour. $38 and up. 7pm.
  • Secret Night Out at Children’s Museum Houston – This 21+ only event helps you embrace your inner child in the Museum District. Take in live music and entertainment as you enjoy special eats and adult beverages—and all the favorite exhibits you’ve come to know and love. $50 and up. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Burna Boy in Concert at Toyota Center – The global icon and first-ever international African artist to top the charts with their debut album is bringing the I Told Them tour to Downtown. $49 and up. 7:30pm.
  • The Sandlot Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Bring the family, grab a picnic blanket and get some take out from one of Market Square’s restaurants, then sit under the stars and watch this 1993 classic about a group of kids and the adventures they encounter playing baseball. 8pm.
  • RL Grime in Concert at 713 Music Hall – The LA-based trap and bass DJ descends on Post Houston’s 713 Music Hall for a night that follows his Sable Valley record label debut, Play. $45 and up. 8pm.
  • Roger Sanchez DJ Set at Bauhaus – The house maestro returns to Houston, bringing his signature style of dance music for you to jam all night long. $15 and up. 10pm.
  • Icona Pop in Concert at Rise Rooftop – The electropop duo that broke through with the 2012 earworm, “I Love It,” makes a stop in Midtown to support their brand new release, Club Romantech. $10 and up. 10pm.

Saturday, November 18, 2023 

  • Brunch & Bouquets at Houston Botanic Garden – Join the South Houston gardens this holiday season to learn how to select, grow, and care for cut flowers, followed by an opportunity to hand-craft your own beautiful holiday table arrangement with Shaila Shah, an ikebana artist and instructor. ​$65. 10am to noon.
  • 31st Annual Artcrawl at Hardy & Nance Studios | FREE – Explore dozens of artist studios at this art crawl north of Downtown, also taking place at Bisong Art Gallery and Mother Dog Studios. Sip complimentary Karbachs and enjoy live DJ music while touring the galleries and warehouses. 10am to 9pm.
  • 2023 Celebr8ion at 8th Wonder Brewery | FREE – Celebrate 10 years of flowing taps at the EaDo brewery. The anniversary bash is packed with a full day of live music from Texas bands, a marketplace, and all of the brews you’ve come to know and love, plus the new cannabis corner that offers gummies, vape pens and more. Noon to 10pm.
  • Houston Margarita Festival at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – The annual festival returns to Buffalo Bayou, offering a day of drink tasting and revelry. Pour up a wide range of 17+ flavored margs while you enjoy live music, DJs, dancing, food vendors and more. $25 and up. Noon to 10pm.
  • Friendsgiving Trivia Pub Crawl at Henke & Pillot – Test your knowledge of the hit sitcom Friends and compete for $15,000 in prizes. Grab your friends and head Downtown for this afternoon of fun. Limited tickets available. 3pm to 9pm.
  • Gilley’s Urban Cowboy at Dan’s Paradise Bingo – Dan’s Paradise Bingo in Pasadena transforms into the legendary Gilley’s and hosts an Urban Cowboy-themed party complete with Gilley’s original mechanical bull for photo ops, live music, a Bud and Sissy look-alike contest, BBQ, drinks are more. $10 and up. 5:30pm to 2am.
  • Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & Ricky Martin in Concert at Toyota Center – Three powerhouses of Latin music bring their generational talent to the Downtown stage while bringing The Trilogy Tour across the nation. This is an opportunity to catch three icons of the genre in one place. $49 and up. 7pm.
  • Chris Dave & the Drumhedz, with the Hamiltones at Eldorado Ballroom – The two-time Grammy Award-winning Chris Dave and the Drumhedz bring their progressive brand of R&B to the historic Eldorado Ballroom stage. The Hamiltones will also play in support. $35 and up. 7pm.
  • Comedian Michelle Wolf at House of Blues – The comedian brings her It’s Nice to Be Here tour to Houston for an evening of laughs downtown. The performance showcases Wolf’s thoughts on life, being a woman and more. $39 and up. 7pm.
  • Comedian Ms. Pat at Cullen Performance Hall – The Atlanta native comedian and author who can most recently be seen in her 2022 Netflix special, Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy?, comes to the University of Houston stage while on her Ya Girl Done Made It Tour. $25 and up. 7pm.
  • Ladytron in Concert at Numbers Nightclub – The English electropop group find themselves stateside for a tour that brings them through the iconic Montrose nightclub, performing songs from their latest, Time’s Arrow. $45. 7:30pm.
  • Nurse Blake at Smart Financial Centre – When he’s not performing the duties of a registered nurse, the viral comedian and speaker known as Nurse Blake hits the road on a nationwide tour to the delight of hospital workers, students, and the professors that torment them. $50 and up. 8pm.
  • Comedian Lea’h Sampson at the Secret Group – The Austin Chronicle called her “one of the funniest fashionistas in Austin,” and she’s been seen on Netflix, Don’t Tell Comedy, Peacock NBC, and more. Now, she’s in the Bayou City, bringing her special kind of humor to the EaDo stage. $20. 8pm. 

Sunday, November 19, 2023 

  • Yoga & Chillz at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. – The Heights brewery host Vinyasa Flow for a Sunday morning stretch session, followed by fresh-from-the-taps brews. Donations are encouraged. 11am.
  • Fall Picnic at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – The second of three fall picnics at the Arboretum offers everything you need for perfect outdoor picnic. You’ll get a classic blanket, waters, your choice of sandwiches or charcuterie, and a six-pack of Saint Arnold beer. $75 for 2, with add-on options available. 11:30am to 1pm.
  • Wine & Wreaths at Houston Botanic Garden – In this hands-on class, Katherine McDaniel, the founder and director of Synkroniciti, an incubator for arts and creativity, shows you how to turn a combination of found natural objects and accessories into a beautiful 14” wreath suitable for gifting or hanging on your own front door this holiday season. $35. 2pm to 4pm.
  • Talking Heads & Bowie Tributes at Numbers Nightclub – Go back to the ‘70s and ‘80s as you groove to your favorite Talking Heads and David Bowie songs in this afternoon tribute concert. Who knows, you might even meet that Star Man waiting in the sky. $12 and up. 2pm to 7pm.
  • Bennie Wheels & Walkin’ the Line: The Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash at Rob Ray’s Taproom – Head to Pearland for this one-of-a-kind tribute to The Man in Black himself. Bennie Wheels and his band play all of your favorite Johnny Cash songs in their homage to a country music icon. $20. 4pm to 6:30pm.
  • Balming Tiger in Concert at Warehouse Live – The South Korean K-Pop collective comes to Houston, praised by NME for their “own unique sonic journey.” Vogue noted they’re turning K-Pop upside down with their eclectic blending of hip-hop and other genres. $25 and up. 8pm.

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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.