Get a Nightlife This Week: November 27 to December 3, 2023

A bar scene decorated in red lights with people talking at the bar and in groups
Get into a slate of weekend fun at Big Top & Continental Club in Mid-Main | Courtesy of Big Top Lounge

Updated Friday, December 1, 2023 at 12:01am

Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, November 27 to Sunday, December 3, 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 27-December 3, 2023


  • 50th Annual Dickens on the Strand in Downtown Galveston | Friday to Sunday – Travel back in time as Galveston’s historic Strand is transformed into Charles Dickens’ Victorian London for this annual, family-friendly event. Gear up for parades, live entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a visit from the characters of Dickens’ books. Free on Friday; Saturday and Sunday tickets are $25; $18 for ages 7 to 12. Times vary.

Monday, November 27, 2023

  • The Comedy Cookie Jar Open Mic at the Secret Group | FREE – J Cookie and Cornelius White bring you the Comedy Cookie Jar, a weekly comedy open mic featuring the city’s coming comics, seasoned comedians, and national touring comics trying out new material at the EaDo comedy club. 10am to noon.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

  • Comedian EJ Speaks at Houston Improv – Best known for turning everyday life into hilarious sketches, EJ Speaks brings their comedy to the Spring Branch stage. $40 for 2, and up. 7:30pm.
  • I’ve Had It Live at House of Blues – Jennifer Welch and Angie “Pumps” Sullivan of the I’ve Had It podcast bring their laugh-out-loud insights to the Downtown stage on the Hot Shit Tour. $35 and up. 8pm.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

  • The Annual Champagne & Caviar Dinner featuring Gosset & Altima at Rainbow Lodge – Enjoy a fine dining experience as you sample caviar paired with Champagnes from one of the oldest houses in France. You’ll learn about what makes both so special in this exclusive opportunity. $235 per person. 6pm.
  • Nerdy Night Market at Neil’s Bahr | FREE – The last monthly market before the holidays arrives at the EaDo bar for all things nerdy. Stop by the patio to explore a treasure trove of goods from the world of pop culture, gaming, collectibles crafts and one-of-a-kind items. 21+ only. 6pm to midnight.
  • Wreath Decorating Class at the Union Kitchen – The Cypress location hosts this hands-on class, where you’ll learn how to create a beautiful wreath for your own door or to give away. Supplies, flatbreads and Champagne all included. $75 per person. 6pm.
  • Lego Night Out at Houston Toy Museum – Houston women and non-binary folks are invited to a casual night of brick building to kick off the holidays. Guests can choose from six holiday-themed Lego sets to assemble while enjoying beer and wine, holiday treats, and Christmas movies on the museum’s projector screen. $22.99 and up. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Comedian Pete Davidson at Bayou Music Center – The Saturday Night Live comedian and actor brings a live tour to Downtown, delivering a surreal brand of humor and dark comedic insights. $52 and up. 7pm.
  • Comedian Zainab Johnson at Houston Improv – One of Variety‘s 10 Comics to Watch, Zainab Johnson brings new material to the Spring Branch comedy club. You can also catch the Last Comic Standing semi-finalist in her new Amazon Prime special, Hijabs Off. $80 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Moon Taxi in Concert at Last Concert Cafe – The five-piece band from Nashville, known for their hit streaming single, “Two High” comes to Houston, bringing their signature sound that blends op hooks, clever synths and roots. $30. 8pm.

Friday, December 1, 2023 

  • Snowflake Snip & Sip at Galveston Arts Center | FREE – This Fezzywig Friday kickoff party celebrates the first night of Dickens on the Strand. Guests can enjoy free hot chocolate or BYOB while snipping paper snowflakes. All materials are provided and children must be accompanied by a guardian. 5:15pm to 7:15pm.
  • Comedian Gary Gulman at House of Blues – The stand-up comedian and author, known for his 2020 special The Great Depresh, stops by House of Blues for a look into his latest book, Misfit, about growing up awkward in the ’80s. $36 and up. 6pm.
  • Ray Jiang: Life Opening Reception at Sawyer Yards | FREE – Be among the first to see this solo exhibition featuring oil paintings on canvas by the Houston-based artist, whose work explores deeply felt themes such as life, love, death, sex and dreams with an approach between surrealism, minimalism and symbolism. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Little Woodrow’s Midtown | FREE – Get into the holiday spirit with this festive celebration at the Midtown favorite. Enjoy photo ops, drink specials, food trucks and more. 7pm.
  • Jeff Canada Live Set at J-Bar-M Barbecue | FREE – The Texas country music singer-songwriter, known for his authentic style and songs like “Blame It On Me” and “Wasted Thing” takes the stage for an evening of live music with a pure Texas sound. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • This is Important Live! with Workaholics Cast at Smart Financial Centre – Adam, Anders, Blake and Kyle—creators and stars of Comedy Central’s Workaholics—stop by Sugar Land for a live version of their podcast, where the group dives into entertaining and hilarious conversations about the world today. $59 and up. 8pm.
  • The Monicas: ’90s Dance Party at Continental Club – Houston’s premier ‘90s cover band lights up the Midtown club, playing all your faves from the decade. Break out your slip dresses, plaid shirts and Docs, and get ready to dance. $10 and up. 9pm.
  • San Pacho DJ Set at Bauhaus – The Croatian house and tech-house DJ comes to Houston. See why house music aficionados worldwide love his style and grooves. $10 and up. 10pm.

Saturday, December 2, 2023 

  • A Katy Old Fashioned Christmas at Katy Market Day | FREE – The Katy Old Fashioned Christmas returns in a big way, bringing more than 200 vendors to the open-air market that also includes food trucks, an appearance by Santa, live entertainment, a beer garden, and more. 10am to 5pm.
  • Pearls & Poinsettias Brunch at the Bryan Museum – This informative and tasty brunch includes a talk by international pearl harvester Mike Brennan. The brunch includes two winter-inspired cocktails, and a pair of pearl earrings for all women attending. A variety of pearl jewelry will be available for purchase. $75. 10:30am.
  • Vino Vinyasa at Hilton Americas Houston – This yoga class, perfect for yogis of all levels, lets you begin your day on the hotel’s Skyline Terrace, where you’ll go through poses with a sweeping view of Downtown. Following class, have a glass of wine. $30. 10:30am to noon.
  • Holiday Brews on the Bend at Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens – Explore the beautiful grounds of Bayou Bend, and enjoy beer tastings from select breweries as well as live jazz from the Paul Chester Quartet. $35. 2pm to 6pm.
  • Kinky Circus & Artist Market at Numbers Nightclub – Local aerial performers show off their skills as the popular nightclub is transformed into a market where you’ll find unique items from artists, vendors, and more. $30 and up. 7pm to 2am.
  • Negativland + SUE-C Live at the Orange Show World HQ – The legendary sound collage group Negativland and video artist SUE-C present this immersive live performance project that’s sure to showcase their unique approach to creating art. $20. 8pm to 10pm.
  • Disco Expressions Disco Wonderland at Continental Club – Groove to disco tunes when Disco Expressions takes over the Mid-Main stage on Saturday night. $15 and up. 9pm.
  • Major League DJz at Rise Rooftop – The South African music duo heads to Rise Rooftop as part of the venue’s final couple weeks of shows. $30 and up. 10pm.
  • Eli Brown DJ Set at Stereo Live – The West Houston venue for all things EDM welcomes house DJ Eli Brown to the decks. $13. 10pm to 2am.

Sunday, December 3, 2023 

  • Bun B’s Trill Tenders Pop-Up Outside NRG Stadium – Already acclaimed for his successes in hip hop, UH professorship and Trill Burgers—voted best Burger in America on Good Morning America—Bun B debuts his first pop-up for the also-award-winning Trill Tenders at the tailgate before the Texans game against the Denver Broncos. Price TBD. 9:30am to noon.
  • HTX Boss Babes Holiday Fest at M-K-T | FREE – This all-female lineup presents more than 80 women entrepreneurs, music makers and more. Shop from women-owned companies, listen to female DJs, check out photo installations and join others in supporting the work of women. 11am to 4pm.
  • Tidbits Twinkle Market with Global Bites & Beats at City Place | FREE – This tented market features 20 curated vendors and is held alongside the rescheduled date of Urban Harvest’s Global Bites & Beats kickoff, featuring culinary treats and hands-on creative activities. Noon to 4pm.
  • Pozole Competition at Big Owl Brew House | No Cover – This first annual celebration of the traditional Mexican soup brings together SpaceCity Snax, Turkey Forrest Brewing and Big Owl Craft Brewhouse to see who can make the best.2pm to 6pm.
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Movie Screening at Marriott Marquis Houston – Texas Winter Lights hosts a family movie night with a screening of the 1989 holiday classic, which finds Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold character trying to make Christmas perfect for his family. But when a whole series of things start going wrong, will it be possible to save the holiday? $15 and up. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Eric Nam in Concert at Bayou Music Center – The South Korean pop singer, with hits like “Only for a Moment” and “I Don’t Know You Anymore” comes to Houston to perform live. See why the Associated Press said his global pop defies expectations. $49.50 and up. 7:30pm.

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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.