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Top 14 Things to Do This Week in Houston: October 26 to November 1, 2020

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Updated: Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 4:30am.

Make the most of your week with our top 14 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, October 26 to Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Planning your week these days can be challenging but we’ve got you covered with our picks for events and virtual events taking place throughout Houston this week.

Be sure to check back in the coming days as we add events when they emerge. Do you know an event that could make the list? Let us know at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, October 26 to Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Top 14 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo | Monday, October 26 to Sunday, November 1 – The annual Zoo event winds down in its final week, where you can bring the kiddos to enjoy Halloween pics at 10 different ‘Grammable photo ops, a Spooky Train Village, kid-friendly short stories and more. Tickets are $22.95 for adults; $17.95 for ages 2 to 11. 9am to 5pm daily.
  • Comedian Ali Siddiq at Houston Improv | Wednesday, October 28 – Get your laughs out while watching a live standup set from Houston-based comedian Ali Siddiq when he hits the stage at Houston Improv with his brand of hilarious storytelling and thought-provoking punch lines. Tickets for general admission tables are $40 for two; $80 for four; $120 for six. Preferred tables are $60 for two; $120 for four; $180 for six. 8pm.
  • Apollo Chamber Players’ 20×2020 Virtual Festival Episodes 19 & 20 | Thursday, October 29 and Sunday, November 1 | FREE – Houston’s internationally recognized chamber quartet releases the final two episodes of their 20×2020 program, featuring original pieces by composers Eve Beglarian in Episode 19: We Will Sing with One Voice and Jennifer Higdon in Episode 20: In the Shadow of the Mountain. The program will be viewable online indefinitely once it debuts at 7pm.
  • Comedian Steve Treviño at Houston Improv | Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1 – Catch one of six socially-distanced shows from one of the country’s hottest rising comics—and native son of Victoria, Texas—Steve Treviño when he brings his “I Speak Wife Tour” to the Houston Improv.  Tickets are sold by table only. Tickets for general admission tables are $50 for two people; $100 for four people; $150 for six people. Preferred tables are $70 for two; $140 for four; $210 for six. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Botanic Garden Opening Season: Celebrating the Mediterranean | Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1 – Continue to celebrate the opening of Houston Botanic Garden in South Houston at this special, Mediterranean-highlighted outdoor event, featuring educational demonstrations about olive oils of the region, children’s activities and more offerings. $15; $10 for ages 3 to 15 and students with ID; free for ages 2 and under. 9am to 5pm each day.
  • Galaxy Frights at Space Center Houston | Friday, October 30 and Halloween, Saturday, October 31 – Get enough frights for the whole family at Space Center Houston’s two-day family-friendly, Halloween experience featuring a costume parade, science activities, a film premiere and special guest speakers that include NASA astronauts. Tickets are $29.95 for ages 12 and older; $24.95 for ages 4 to 11. 10am to 5pm both days.
  • Halloween 2020 Celebrations & Virtual Events Around Greater Houston | Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1 – Whether you’re looking to have a cocktail on a socially distanced patio, enjoy a spooky concert, go to an all-out costume ball, or celebrate from the comfort of your own home, there are plenty of events to let loose this Halloween in Houston. Times vary.
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre Virtual Series: Calavera con Calavera | Friday, October 30 | FREE – Enjoy a virtual performance from Miller Outdoor Theatre when FLAS joins Grupo de Teatro Índigo to present their annual Day of the Dead play, Calavera con Calavera, which makes Houston history as the first local theater group with Latino immigrant members to present an all-Spanish play (with English subtitles). 7:30pm.
  • John Egan and Sara Van Buskirk in Concert at The Heights Theater | Friday, October 30 – Enjoy an evening of blues tunes when local singer-songwriters John Egan and Sara Van Buskirk perform together at The Heights Theater. Tickets range from $10 to $144. 8pm.
  • Halloween in the Hangar at Lone Star Flight Museum | Halloween, Saturday, October 31 – Celebrate the spookiest holiday with the kiddos in costume among incredible aircraft at Lone Star Flight Museum’s Halloween in the Hangar event. Ages under 12 in costume get in free all day and trick-or-treating will be from 10:30am until 12:30pm. This event is included with general admission to the museum, which is $14.95 for adults; $12.95 for ages 12 to 17 and for ages 65 and up; $9.95 for ages 6 to 11; free for ages 5 and under and museum members. 10am to 5pm.
  • Dia de Los Muertos Market at Old Town Harrisburg | Halloween, Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1 | No Cover – Celebrate the Day of the Dead with two days of shopping from local artisans and vendors at the Dia de Los Muertos Market in Old Town Harrisburg. Times vary.
  • Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas: Live from Dallas on Univision, TUDN & Twitter | Halloween, Saturday, October 31 – The Dynamo play their final road game of the season against rivals FC Dallas, broadcast live from Frisco, Texas on Univision, TUDN, and Twitter (in English). 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
  • Nightmare on Washington Spooky Drag Show at B.B. Lemon | Halloween, Saturday, October 31 | No Cover – Wear a mask on Washington Avenue—in costume—when B.B. Lemon hosts a day of food and drink specials, a costume contest with prizes, and tunes spun by DJ Melodic. There is no cover, but food and drinks are on guests. Reservations are strongly recommended. Brunch will be served from 11am to 3pm; dinner will be served from 3pm to 10pm; music from 7pm to midnight.
  • Hip Hop Vintage Flea Market in Downtown | Sunday, November 1 | FREE – Shop from over 30 vendors while checking out hip hop-influenced items and activities including emcee battles, breaking workshops, graffiti, live turntablism and more, in the heart of Downtown. Noon to 5pm.

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Postponed & Canceled Events in Houston for Spring 2020

Courtesy of Wortham Theater Center

Last updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

[UPDATE: 3/25/20] Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has issued a Stay Home/Work Safe Order for all of Harris County through Friday, April 3, 2020. Entertainment businesses, arenas, theaters, among others are closed until that date, while essential businesses (including grocery stores, limited retail, and select other business) remain open.

[UPDATE: 3/17/20] The City of Galveston has ordered all island amusement parks, museums and bars closed effective Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Restaurants may only offer delivery, take-out, or drive-thru options.

[UPDATE: 3/16/20] In accordance with the City of Houston requirements, all bars and nightclubs will be closed from Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Restaurants may only offer delivery, take-out, or drive-thru options.

Around Houston, many organizers and event spaces have begun the process of canceling or rescheduling some of their upcoming events that were slated for the month of March and beyond.

We’ve compiled a list of events, performances, and gatherings that have been canceled or postponed (providing rescheduled dates where applicable).

This list will be continuously updated as more notifications become available.

If you are an event organizer, and would like to update us on the status of your event that is already listed on our site, please email us at [email protected]. Please let us know if it’s a cancellation or postponement (and if you already have a new officially-set date or dates).

Postponed & Canceled Events in Houston 2020

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