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Top 17 Things to Do This Week in Houston: April 22 to 28, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 17 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, April 22 to Sunday, April 28, 2019.

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Taste beers from more than 100 local brewers, crack the code in a musical murder mystery, chill out on the lawn at a live show by Leon Bridges, chow down on tasty bites from Houston’s top food trucks, root for the home team at an Astros game and more.

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  • Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park | Monday, April 22 – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Minnesota Twins in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $9, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:10pm.
  • Black Restaurant Week presents Nosh: Houston Culinary Showcase | Wednesday, April 24 – Learn cooking skills and sample tasty bites as some of Houston’s top chefs and caterers present live cooking demonstrations at this featured event of Black Restaurant Week in George R. Brown Convention Center. Accompanying the cooking demos and tastings will be the cocktail-focused Power of the Palate Bartender Competition, which pits skilled mixologists against each other in a voter’s choice contest. Early bird tickets start at $45. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Dining Out For Life 2019 | Thursday, April 25  A myriad of Houston’s top eateries come together for this annual, city-wide fundraiser, which benefits local AIDS service organization AFH and related programs that serve thousands of Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS. To participate, simply dine out and pick up your tab at restaurants like B&B Butchers, Barnaby’s, Ginger & Fork, Le Colonial, Niko Nikos, and El Real. Prices, times, and locations vary.
  • Yekwon Sunwoo in Concert at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Thursday, April 25 – Swoon to the sounds of a powerful piano concerto by Yekwon Sunwoo, who achieved a gold medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He’ll play pieces from composers Schumann, Liszt, and Schubert. Tickets start at $45. 7:30pm.
  • A Hulu Original Comedy Tour with Ramy Youssef & Friends at White Oak Music Hall | Thursday, April 25 – Join actor, comedian and producer Ramy Youssef for an evening of comedy and free cocktails to celebrate the launch of his new, self-titled series on Hulu, RAMY. 7:30pm to 9pm.
  • Snoop Dogg in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Thursday, April 25 Drop it likes it’s hot at a live show by Snoop Dogg as he celebrates “25 Years of Doggystyle” with support from Warren G, G Funk, and Tha Dogg Pound at Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $39.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
  • MFAH Mixed Media | Friday, April 26 Party it up, Van Gogh-style, with exclusive after-hours access to the Van Gogh exhibit, DJs, dancing, specialty cocktails, and the chance to create your own piece of art at MFAH’s Mixed Media event. Tickets cost $25 for non-members; $22 for members. 8pm to 11:55pm.
  • Galveston Island Wine Festival | Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 – Taste fine wines, dine at an elegant dinner, run a champagne 5K, and attend a grand food and wine tasting during the tenth annual Galveston Island Wine Festival at Saengerfest Park. Tickets start at $72, varying by event and package. Times vary.
  • Murder for Two at Stages Repertory Company | Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 Solve a murder mystery during this musical duet, where one actor plays the inspector, and another plays all 13 suspects under investigation. Tickets start at $25. Showtimes vary.
  • Texas Crawfish & Music Festival at Preservation Park | Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 – Chow down on crawfish, Cajun bites, and other festival favorites when country music and cajun food come together at the Texas Crawfish & Music Festival in Preservation Park. The family-friendly event will also include an alligator theme park and petting zoo. Tickets are $12 at the gate (ages 13 and up); $5 for children (ages 6 to 12). Times vary.
  • Leon Bridges in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, April 26 Sing along to the rhythm and blues of Leon Bridges as he brings his live show to the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Expect to hear hits from his debut album, Coming Home, as well as his latest release, Good Thing. Jess Glynne opens the show. Tickets start at $29.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
  • HGO presents The Phoenix at Wortham Theater Center | Friday, April 26 and Sunday, April 28 Take a seat for the Houston Grand Opera’s world premiere of The Phoenix, a stage adaptation of Lorenzo da Ponte’s dramatic story of redemption. Tickets start at $20. Showtimes vary.
  • Lounge on the Lawn at Midtown Park | Saturday, April 27 | FREE – Spend a day outdoors with friends and family when Midtown Houston hosts Lounge on the Lawn, an all-day celebration at Midtown Park. The event will feature diverse cuisine, live entertainment, and family-friendly fun on the lush 30,000 square foot lawn. Other activities will include yoga and dog yoga, a photo booth, caricature drawings, face painting, karaoke, and a movie screening of Black Panther. Noon to 8pm.
  • Black Restaurant Week presents Soundbites Food Truck Festival | Saturday, April 27 Savor the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine at the Soundbites Food Truck Festival in Peggy Park. As part of Houston Black Restaurant Week, the festival will showcase more than 10 food trucks, family fun, and live music. Early bird tickets start at $7. 1pm to 7pm.
  • Katy Wild West Brew Fest: The Rotary Club of Katy at Katy Mills Mall | Saturday, April 27 – Cheers to copious amounts of beer as Katy Mills hosts the annual Wild West Brew Fest. With more than 100 brewers, 600 Beers, plenty of food trucks, a full lineup of live music and a 11,000-square-foot VIP tent, this beer-focused occasion offers something for everyone to enjoy. Tickets start at $35 and include access to the event, musical entertainment, and a sample card for 12 two-ounce pours. 3pm to 9pm.
  • Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew SC at BBVA Compass Stadium | Saturday, April 27 – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play Columbus in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.
  • 7th Annual West Houston Food Truck Festival | Sunday, April 28 Some of the city’s most popular food trucks come together for the seventh annual West Houston Food Truck Festival, held at on the Temple Sinai campus. Participating eateries include The Waffle Bus, Coreano’s, The Burger Joint, Wokker Texas Ranger and more. While you eat, you can enjoy music by Mixdoctors Mobile DJs, bounce houses, and a variety of children’s activities. Tickets are $8 at the gate, not including food and beverage purchases. Noon to 4pm.

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Top 17 Things to Do This Week in Houston: February 11 to 17, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 17 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, February 11 to Sunday, February 17, 2019.

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Stuff your face with flavorful crawfish at a festival in Third Ward; cheer on participants in Conroe’s annual Go Texan Parade; jam out to an epic concert by Houston-based rapper Travis Scott; watch a comedic stage play set in 1930s Hollywood; and more.

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  • Travis Scott in Concert at Toyota Center | Wednesday, February 13 – Riding on the heels of his highly touted music festival, Astroworld, Houston-based rapper Travis Scott brings his live show to the Toyota Center. Tickets start at $39.95, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
  • Wax & Wine: A Valentine’s Workshop at Love & Make in Rice Village | Thursday, February 14 – Love & Make hosts a special Wax and Wine Valentine’s edition of their signature candle-making workshop—perfect for a date night for couples, best friends, and more. This special evening event will be plussed with three wine tastings presented by sommeliers from Vinology Houston. $65. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Valentine’s Day Dinners and Events Around Houston | Thursday, February 14 – Treat your sweetie to a romantic night out at one of many Valentine’s events happening around town. You can choose from elegant dinners, comedy shows, concerts and more. Prices, times, and locations vary.
  • Moonlight and Magnolias at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC | Starts Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 – Travel back to 1939 Hollywood, where Gone With the Wind producer David Selznick teams up with The Wizard of Oz director Victor Flemming and script doctor Ben Hecht to create a movie masterpiece in the comedic stage play, Moonlight and Magnolias. Tickets are $30; $20 for JCC members. Showtimes vary.
  • For Tonight at Queensbury Theatre | Starts Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 – Follow along as three siblings are forced to fend for themselves following the deaths of their parents in the 2015 New Horizons Music Festival finalist, For Tonight. Tickets start at $21. Showtimes vary.
  • Wax & Wine: A Valentine’s Workshop at Love & Make in Rice Village | Friday, February 15 – Love & Make hosts a special Wax and Wine Valentine’s edition of their signature candle-making workshop—perfect for a date night for couples, best friends, and more. Tickets are $65 per person. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Dwight Yoakam at Arena Theatre | Friday, February 15 – Jam out to country music by the legendary artist, and occasional actor, Dwight Yoakam, as he performs a selection of western favorites from his award-winning albums. Tickets range from $55 to over $150, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9pm.
  • Harlem Globetrotters at Fertitta Center | Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 17 – Ball out at a thrilling performance by the world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters at Fertitta Center on the University of Houston campus. You’ll see the uber-talented players perform all kinds of trick shots and slam dunks throughout the show. Tickets start at $20, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork resale market. Times vary.
  • 54th Annual Go Texan Parade in Conroe | Saturday, February 16 | No Cover – Line the streets of Downtown Conroe to watch the 54th annual Go Texan Parade, one of the first official events of the 2019 rodeo season. Expect decorative floats, horseback riders, marching bands and more. 1pm.
  • HWE Women’s EXPO at Hyatt Houston | Saturday, February 16 | FREE – Peruse a variety of beauty, fashion, health, and wellness products; test out free reiki and stress relief treatments; win prizes; and sip cocktails while networking with local business owners at the HWE Women’s Expo at Hyatt Houston. 1pm to 6pm.
  • Saint Arnold Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in The Heights | No Cover | Saturday, February 16 – Bust out your purple, gold, and green beads for this Mardi Gras-themed bar crawl that takes participants through several hot spots along White Oak Drive in The Heights. Bars include Little Woodrow’s, BB’s Tex-Orleans, Bobcat Teddy’s, Public House, Christian’s Tailgate, and Onion Creek. 2pm to 6pm.
  • King of Crawfish Festival at Emancipation Park | Saturday, February 16 – Roll up your sleeves and dig into tons of juicy crawfish at this culinary festival in Emancipation Park. While chowing down, you can enjoy live music, drinks, various food vendors, and a ceremony to crown the King of Crawfish. Tickets start at $5. 3pm to 10pm.
  • 5th Annual Mardi Gras on Main in La Porte | No Cover | Saturday, February 16 – Get ready to party at the 5th Annual Mardi Gras on Main Street celebration in La Porte. Festivities include live music, a craft beer garden, crawfish, food trucks, kids entertainment, a Mardi Gras market, and an umbrella parade. 4pm to 9pm.
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise in Concert at Revention Music Center | Saturday, February 16 – Tap your toes to the catchy tunes of Rainbow Kitten Surprise, a five-piece indie rock group hailing from Boone, North Carolina, when they perform a live set at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $30. 8pm.
  • Rodeo Clown Roundup Concert at Karbach Brewing Co | Sunday, February 17 Lace up your running shoes for Karbach’s annual Rodeo Clown Roundup 5K/10K, then head to the brewery for craft beer and Texas Country music. Expect performances by Casey Donahew, Nikki Lane, Old 97’s and more. Tickets start at $30, plus fees. 1:30pm.
  • WWE Elimination Chamber at Toyota Center | Sunday, February 17 Get ready to rumble at the WWE Elimination Chamber, broadcasting live from Houston’s Toyota Center downtown. The multiple-participant match beings with two fighters in the ring, with four additional wrestlers gradually added to the match at five-minute intervals. The last remaining fighter is crowned the champion. Tickets start at $25, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 5:30pm.
  • ReelAbilities: Houston Film Festival | Sunday, February 17 | No Cover Hosted at Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24, this year’s ReelAbilities film festival features 13 films dedicated to celebrating the lives, stories, and talents of people with disabilities. Stick around after each show to explore the themes of the film with the filmmaker, parents, professionals, or persons with disabilities. The screenings are free to attend, but you must reserve tickets. 7pm to 9pm.

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Top 14 Things to Do This Week in Houston: February 4 to 10, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 14 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, February 4 to Sunday, February 10, 2019.

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Ring in the Year of the Pig with plenty of Lunar New Year festivities; purchase your very own fruit tree at an annual sale; roll up your sleeves for Houstonia‘s Gumbo Smackdown; sing along to a live performance by Fleetwood Mac, Marc Anthony, or Neko Case; and more.

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Top 15 Things to Do This Week in Houston: January 14 to 20, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 15 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, January 14 to Sunday, January 20, 2019.

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Watch high school marching bands battle it out for first placetaste and learn all about sparkling wines at an elegant pairing, crack up at a comedy show from Demetri Martin, marvel at the glamor of burlesque and circus acts, cheer on participants of the Chevron Houston Marathon and more.

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  • The Book of Mormon at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, January 15 to Sunday, January 20 – Don’t miss your chance to see the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon when the touring cast performs a six-day stretch of the hilarious show at Houston’s Hobby Center. Tickets start at $80, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Showtimes vary.
  • Tasting Series: Sparkling Wines at Third Coast Restaurant | Tuesday, January 15 – Learn all about sparkling wines from award-winning sommelier David Cook, who will lead a discussion and tasting at Third Coast Restaurant. $55. 6pm to 7:30pm.
  • The Carpenter at the Alley Theatre | Starts Friday, January 18 Watch a Texas-centric stage play at the world premiere of The Carpenter in Alley Theatre. The play explores what happens when a self-made Houston guy meets the family of his well-to-do fiancé from Highland Park. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
  • Boyz II Men & The Houston Symphony in Concert at Jones Hall | Friday, January 18 – Hear a mesmerizing performance by the four-time Grammy-winning R&B trio, Boyz II Men, when they team up with the Houston Symphony for a special show at Jones Hall. Chelsea Tipton II will conduct the concert. Tickets start at $35, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
  • Hannah Kirby’s Acoustic Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Friday, January 18 – Jam out to a concert by award-winning Texas songwriter and finalist on NBC’s The Voice Hannah Kirby, who joins guitarist Brad Thompson for an intimate, acoustic blues rock performance at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. $20. 9:30pm.
  • 10th Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest | Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19 – Roll up your sleeves and come hungry to the tenth annual, 2-day Chili Quest & Beer Fest in Galveston. Start the party at Yaga’s Cafe on Friday, then make your way to several tasty events along the Historic Strand on Saturday. Expect chili samples, beer tastings, live music, a washers tournament, a 5K fun run, a margarita contest, and shopping. Tickets start at $12. Times vary.
  • Bubbles, Bibs, & Brunch Bash at Pico’s | Saturday, January 19 Join Dress for Success Houston for a delicious brunch featuring bites from the city’s hottest eateries at Pico’s Restaurant in Upper Kirby following the We Are Houston 5K. Participating restaurants include Poitin, Hungry’s, Alice Blue, River Oaks Donuts and more. Tickets start at $40. 9:30am to 12:30pm.
  • 11th Anniversary and New Cocktail Release Party at Reserve 101 | Saturday, January 19 | No Cover – Celebrate the eleventh anniversary of Downtown’s resident whiskey bar with all-day happy hour pricing and the release of a new cocktail menu at Reserve 101. For just $6, you can sip all-new drinks like the Sink or Swim, a blend of Woodford Reserve bourbon, dry curacao, lemon juice, and crème de muire; or the One by One, made with Old Forester bourbon, crème de apricot, crème de cacao, acid phosphate, and bitters. 2pm to 2am.
  • Bayou City Burlesque Circus Festival at Warehouse Live | Saturday, January 19 – Marvel at high-flying acrobats, death-defying sideshows, extraordinary burlesque, fantastical jugglers, and other glamorous acts at the world-renowned Bayou City Burlesque Circus Festival. Tickets start at $25. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center | Saturday, January 19Cheer loud for the Rockets when they hit the court to play the Lakers at Toyota Center. Ticket prices are TBA, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.
  • Demetri Martin at House of Blues | Saturday, January 19 Burst out laughing during a stand-up show by award-winning comedian Demetri Martin at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets are $39.75, but you may find better or cheaper seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
  • Amen Dunes in Concert at Rockefellers | Saturday, January 19 Listen to the dynamic soundscapes and intimate lyrics of Amen Dunes as he takes the stage at Rockefellers following his 2018 release, Freedom. Tickets start at $15. 9pm.
  • Chevron Houston Marathon | Sunday, January 20 – Volunteer, show your support, or join the runners as they compete in the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, which winds throughout the city, beginning and ending in Downtown. You must register for this event. 6:45am.
  • Family Fun Day at The MATCH | Sunday, January 20 | FREE Bring the kiddos to an afternoon of family-friendly fun in celebration of The Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston’s (MATCH) fourth year in operation. You can enjoy character visits, balloon animals, a bounce house, kid-friendly concerts, and performances from Main Street Theater and Open Dance Project. 1pm to 4pm.
  • MLK Battle of the Bands Competition at W.W. Thorne Stadium | Sunday, January 20 | FREE – Pick your favorite of more than 20 nationally acclaimed marching bands from high schools across the country in the 18th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands at W.W. Thorne Stadium. 4pm to 7pm.

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Top 12 Things to Do This Week in Houston: December 17 to 23, 2018

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Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field | Photo courtesy of Constellation Field

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Prep for Christmas at a showing of Handel’s Messiah, hear renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz discuss her latest book release, sip from 32 Saint Arnold’s craft brews when they take over Conservatory downtown, cheer on their Rockets when they go head-to-head against our Texan rivals, and more.

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Find More Things to Do in Houston All Year Long

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