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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: November 28 to December 4, 2022

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The 12th Annual Katy Old Fashioned Christmas returns to Downtown Katy with 200+ vendors and more | Courtesy of Katy Market Days

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, November 28 to Sunday, December 4, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, November 28 to Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Judas Priest with Queensryche in Concert at 713 Music Hall | Tuesday, November 29 – The heavy metal wizards are back “defending the heavy metal faith,” and will be wrapping up their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour with a live performance at the 713 supported by their heavy metal progeny, Queensryche. $59 and up. 8pm.
  • Winter Sound Series & Film Screening: Hydeheart & Mija at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Thursday, December 1 | FREE – Enjoy DJ tunes from Hydeheart and catch a screening of the acclaimed 2022 documentary film, Mija, which follows two daughters of immigrants from Mexico that navigate their careers in the music industry. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Energy Corridor’s 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Houston West | Thursday, December 1 | FREE – Oh come all ye Christmas lovers to the annual tree lighting event that features the district’s 50-foot tree powered with renewable energy. It will also kick off the District’s 12 Days of Christmas donations and feature Santa Claus photo ops, plus more than 20 local vendors offering hand-crafted, unique gifts and goodies along Candy Cane Lane. 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Latina Podcasters Posadas Live at Ronin Harrisburg | Friday, December 2 – Enjoy a cultural holiday event from Texas’ Latina Podcasters in the East End. Participate in fireside chats with top Latina podcasters, plus enjoy holiday spirits, a Latina-owned vendor market, posadas and carols, and more. 7pm to midnight.
  • 49th Annual Dickens on the Strand in Downtown Galveston | Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4 – The holiday tradition returns with family programming, live entertainment, special events and more. The weekend festival features parades, non-stop entertainment on four stages, new additions like Tiny Tim’s Play Land, Shopkeeper Skills Village, and roaming characters throughout the festival. Free on Friday evening. Saturday and Sunday tickets are $18; $13 for ages 7 to 12. VIP options are $75; $30 for ages 7 to 12. Times vary.
  • 13th Annual Trafigura Run for the House at Sam Houston Park | Saturday, December 3 – Kicking off in Downtown, this annual 5K and 10K run helps to raise money and awareness for the Ronald McDonald House of Houston. $40; $20 for ages 7 and under. 8am.
  • 12th Annual Katy Old Fashioned Christmas in Historic Downtown Katy | Saturday, December 3 | FREE – The Katy Old Fashioned Christmas returns in a big way, bringing 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.
  • The Great Yōkai Adventure at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, December 3 | FREE – Asia Society hosts an experience that includes exploring the exhibition, Yōkai: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints, creating your own art and completing tasks for yōkai and other characters. Family-friendly anime films will also be screened throughout the program and costumes are encouraged. Free with registration. 11am to 2pm.
  • Christmas in the Square at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, December 3 | FREE – Enjoy a day of ice skating, food and drinks from Town Square restaurants and appearances by the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who and Mrs. Claus. There will also be the pop-up Boho Market, a special dance performance, live music, and—if rumors are to be believed—snow. 11am to 4pm.
  • Houston Margarita Festival at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park | Saturday, December 3 – The 10th annual festival returns to Buffalo Bayou, offering a day of drink tasting and revelry. Pour up a wide range of flavored margs while you enjoy live music, DJs, dancing, food vendors and more. $15 in advance; $30 day of. Noon to 10pm.
  • Book Signing with Letitia Huckaby & Earlie Hudnall, Jr. at Art League Houston | Saturday, December 3 | No Cover – Both artists, who are featured in their individual installations at Art League Houston, will be in attendance to sign their exhibition catalogs the day before both exhibits close. Letitia Huckaby is the 2022 Texas Artist of the Year and features in her exhibition, Bitter Waters Sweet; while Earlie Hudnall, Jr. presents a survey of his photography work in Drawn to Communities, in which the artist also received Art League’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts. Free to attend; books are available to purchase for $54.13 each. 2pm to 3:30pm.
  • Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular at City Hall | Saturday, December 3 | FREE – Join Mayor Sylvester Turner at City Hall for Houston’s annual holiday extravaganza, which features live entertainment (including a headlining performance by Gloria Gaynor), fireworks, a tree lighting, a visit from Santa and other family-friendly activities. 5pm.
  • Channel 5 Live with Andrew Callaghan at the Heights Theater | Saturday, December 3 – Known for his deadpan humor and unfiltered reporting on complex social and political issues via his YouTube channel, Andrew Callaghan brings his Channel 5 live to the Heights. $40 and up. 7pm and 9pm.
  • Opera in the Heights presents The Elixir of Love at Lambert Hall | Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4 | Opening Weekend – Nemorino is infatuated with Adina. Dr. Dulcamara sells him a phony love potion. Hijinks ensue in this beloved operatic comedy by Donizetti, which opens the Opera in the Heights season at their home of Lambert Hall—recently saved from development by a coalition of community members and organizations. $42.50 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Sazon Latin Food Festival at Karbach Brewing Co. | Sunday, December 4 | FREE with RSVP – Taste all the best flavors from the Caribbean, Central, and South America as a dozen different Latin food vendors set up at the Sazon Latin Food Festival. 11am to 6pm.

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: November 21 to 27, 2022

The annual lighting celebration brings lights, fireworks and festivities to Uptown | Courtesy of Uptown District

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, November 21 to Sunday, November 27, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, November 21 to Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performs Suspiria at Warehouse Live | Monday, November 21 – Legendary horror film soundtrack composer Claudio Simonetti and his critically acclaimed band, Goblin, perform the soundtrack to the 1977 horror classic, Suspiria, at Warehouse Live. $45 and up. 8pm.
  • 73rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown | Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 | FREE – Get into the holiday spirit at the 70th Annual H-E-B Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade, a showcase of sensational floats, high-flying balloons, marching bands, artistic entries, and live entertainment through the streets of Downtown. 9am to 11am.
  • 34th Annual Uptown Holiday Lighting on Post Oak Boulevard | Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 | FREE – The annual Uptown Holiday Lighting kicks off the holiday season with the illumination of Uptown’s 300 custom, 20-foot tall holiday trees along Post Oak Boulevard with live fireworks, holiday shopping, street entertainment, and appearance by Santa Claus, and more. 4pm to 7pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Live Laugh Love on Thanksgiving at Rudyard’s Pub | Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 – Local comic talent and headliners join forces to share heartbreak stories and perhaps give you a little something to feel thankful for. $15 and up. 7pm and 9pm.
  • 62nd Annual AutoRama at George R. Brown Convention Center | Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 to Sunday, November 27 – Kicking off on Thanksgiving, the AutoRama offers four days of automotive spectacle with showcases of beautiful, customized muscle cars, lowriders, hot rods and other chromed-out vehicles. $23; $4.99 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Cistern Illuminated Opening Day at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern | Friday, November 25 – The latest installation at the Cistern offers a winter display, designed by local artist and engineer Kelly O’Brien and featuring undulating lights that provide a unique perspective on one of Houston’s “underground” gems. $10. 11am to 7pm.
  • World Cup Watch Party: England vs USA at Social Beer Garden | Friday, November 25 | No Cover – One of the biggest matches of the early stage of the 2022 World Cup will see England and the United States duking it out on the pitch. The Midtown beer garden, which hosts every match of the World Cup (yes, even at 4am) will have live DJs, giveaways and other special goodies. Noon to 5pm.
  • Peppa Pig Live: Peppa Pig’s Adventure at Bayou Music Center | Friday, November 25 – Featuring life-sized theatrical puppets performed live on stage, Peppa Pig’s Adventure sees the beloved Peppa taking an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. Along with Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends embark on a 60-minute live musical adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises.. $32 and up. 6:30pm.
  • Comedian Zahid Dewji Farewell Show at the Secret Group | Friday, November 25 – A founding member of the Secret Group and a stand-up comic who has toured and opened for comedians Whitney Cummings, Mo Amer and Dusty Slay, Zahid Dewji performs a farewell show in his goodbye to Houston. A roast of the comic will follow at 9pm. $10. 7pm.
  • Black Friday Holiday Flea at Silver Street | Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27 – Ditch the crowds at big box retailers and opt for some Black Friday shopping from more than 75 local vendors and artisans doling out leather goods, handmade jewelry, gourmet foods, home decor and more. $5; free for ages 12 and under. 10am to 5pm.
  • We So Houston Art Show at Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27 | No Cover – Held at the Saint A beer hall throughout the weekend, Houstonians can learn about the city’s rich history and culture through art, food and local beer. Times vary.
  • BLCK Market Pop-Up: Small Business Saturday at East River | Saturday, November 26 | FREE – Get a head start on your holiday shopping at BLCK Market’s Small Business Saturday edition, which provides an assortment of Black-owned, local businesses, vendors and creators to shop from. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Holiday Tree Lighting & ArtWalk in Downtown Galveston | Saturday, November 26 | FREE – Head to Saengerfest Park in Galveston’s Strand district for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree, plus see Santa and participate in the Galveston Art Center’s ArtWalk where you can tour local galleries and enjoy live entertainment throughout Downtown. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Tejas Got Soul: Avizo in Concert at Discovery Green | Sunday, November 27 | FREE – The Grammy-nominated Tejano band from Houston, Avizo, hits the stage in Discovery Green for the next installment of the Tejas Got Soul concert series. 5pm to 7pm.
  • An Evening with Nigella Lawson at Wortham Center | Sunday, November 27 – The internationally renowned chef and food writer comes to Downtown to talk her latest book, Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes and Stories. Brazos Bookstore will also be on-site for book purchases. $29 and up. 6:30pm.

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: November 14 to 20, 2022

Social Beer Garden opens up for World Cup matches starting Sunday, throughout the tournament | Courtesy of Social Beer Garden HTX

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, November 14 to Sunday, November 20, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, November 14 to Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Pearland Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily – Ongoing through Sunday, November 20, restaurants across Pearland offer special fixed-price menus and offerings, letting you sample the culinary scene while raising money to support Pearland Neighborhood Center. $20 to $35. Times vary.
  • The Moth: Leftovers at Warehouse Live | Tuesday, November 15 – Houston storytellers get on-stage to tell true, 5-minute tales along a theme. This month’s is “Leftovers” and features stories that center on what remained—from feelings or dinners to lingering guests and much more. $15. 7:30pm.
  • The 1975 in Concert at 713 Music Hall | Wednesday, November 16 – The indie pop band from across the pond are bringing their very best with them as they roll through Houston with music from their fifth studio album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. $64 and up. 7pm.
  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. TSU Tigers at Fertitta Center | Wednesday, November 16 – As part of the Cougar Classic invitational tournament, these two Third Ward colleges will square off at center court. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • 2022 Come and Take It Comedy Festival at the Secret Group | Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20 – Headliners including Rory Scovel, Doug Benson, Amy Miller, Jenny Zigrino, Billy D. Washington and more take part in this four-day comedy extravaganza featuring indoor and outdoor stages at the EaDo venue. Individual show ticket prices vary. $140 for a weekend pass. Times vary.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers at Toyota Center | Friday, November 18 – The Rockets hit the court to take on the Pacers, while celebrating the legendary Elvin Hayes on his Jersey Retirement Night. $20 and up. 7pm.
  • Magical Winter Lights at Sam Houston Raceway | Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 | Opening Weekend Get into the holiday spirit with these seven illuminated displays featuring more than six million lights in Baytown. Walk through a winter circus, grub on festival foods and more. This event is ongoing through Saturday, January 7, 2023. $25; $17 for ages 3 to 12 and 65+. Times vary.
  • Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field | Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 | Opening Weekend – More than three million lights create a sparkling winter wonderland at the home of the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. There’s also a holiday market, themed displays, a carnival and visits with Santa Claus. This event is ongoing through New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023. $15; $12 ages 4 to 12. Times vary.
  • Houston Plant Market at Houston Botanic Garden | Saturday, November 19 – Shop more than 40 local plant, craft, art and food vendors at Houston Botanic Garden in South Houston. Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in educational workshops, yoga and art therapy sessions. $15. 10am to 3pm.
  • Celebr8ion 9 at 8th Wonder Brewery | Saturday, November 19 | No Cover – The EaDo brewery celebrates nine years with the 713 Night Market Food Festival and plenty of vendors, live music from the Selfless Lovers, and more. Noon to 11:45pm.
  • Inspire Film Festival presents Thunder Soul Movie Screening at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, November 19 | FREE – This 2010 documentary recalls the influential jazz collective, Kashmere Stage Band, of Houston’s Kashmere High School, and it’s legendary director, Conrad O. Johnson. The Kashmere Reunion Stage Band will perform live after the film. 6:30pm.
  • Otaku’s Big Fat Thanksgiving Feast at B-52 Brewing Co. | Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20 | No Cover – Head to Conroe for a family-friendly food and anime event. Food vendors will offer tastes from all over Asia on an a la carte basis, plus you can shop an Anime Village with more than 20 vendors. Noon to 8pm.
  • World Cup Headquarters at Social Beer Garden HTX | Sunday, November 20 | No Cover – The Midtown beer garden hosts every game of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including those early eye-openers at 4am. Games are shown in English and Spanish through 20 indoor TVs and a large outdoor screen. Enjoy drink specials, coffee and breakfast for the early games, wifi, and more. Kids and pets welcome. 10am to 1pm.
  • Wonderful Indonesia Festival at Sugar Land Town Square | Sunday, November 20 | FREE The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia presents this day-long celebration of Indonesian culture. Look for food, colorful crafts, a fashion show, music and more. 11am to 4pm.
  • 2022 Houston Women’s Polo Championship at Houston Polo Club | Sunday, November 20 Take in the action presented by Don Julio and QR Jets, as the top two teams of the largest women’s tournament in the country compete, and close out the fall season of Houston polo. $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. 1:30pm.

Many More Things to Do in Houston

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: November 7 to 13, 2022

Celebrate the 'Stros second World Series at the Championship Parade | Courtesy of Houston Astros

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Pearland Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily – Ongoing through Sunday, November 20, restaurants across Pearland offer special fixed-price menus and offerings, letting you sample the culinary scene while raising money to support Pearland Neighborhood Center. $20 to $35. Times vary.
  • Houston Astros World Series Championship Parade in Downtown | Monday, November 7 | FREE – Celebrate the World Series Champion Houston Astros as they parade through the streets of Downtown with the World Series trophy. 11am.
  • Election Day at Multiple Locations | Tuesday, November 8 | FREE – Make your voice heard when you participate in the 2022 elections in your local county. Learn about sample ballots, when and where to vote with our need-to-know guide for election resources. 7am to 7pm.
  • Artists-in-Dialogue: Robin Rhode & Flash Gordon Parks at Moody Center for the Arts | Thursday, November 10 | FREE – In collaboration with Project Row Houses, the Moody hosts visual artist Robin Rhode and Houston DJ and ethnomusicologist Flash Gordon Parks for a conversation about their practices, work within communities, and how urban culture is informed by narratives of the past. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Book Signing & Panel Discussion: Black Power Kitchen with Ghetto Gastro at Kulture | Thursday, November 10Black Power Kitchen is the first cookbook by Ghetto Gastro, a culinary collective that uses food as a platform to spark conversation about larger issues surrounding inclusion, race, access, and how food—and knowing how to cook—provides freedom and power. $50; includes a copy of the book. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market at NRG Center | Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13 – Knock out your holiday shopping at one of Houston’s largest shopping events. Stroll through the endless aisles filled with merchants selling goodies and gifts for the holiday season. $20. Times vary.
  • 14th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival at Multiple Venues | Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13 | Some FREE – The city’s annual festival celebrating the silver screen returns to theater spaces across Houston, screening and premiering short films and feature lengths from Houston and around the world, as well as providing special guest panels and workshop opportunities. Programming continues through Thursday, November 17. Screenings are typically individually ticketed and sometimes free, but all-access passes start at $225. Times, locations and prices vary.
  • Frostival at Discovery Green | Friday, November 11 | FREE – The annual winter-welcoming celebration returns to Discovery Green, offering an opening night of food trucks, art cars and live murals, along with aerialist performers, an ice carving demonstration and the kickoff to the ice skating season in Downtown. Plus, visitors will be able to get a first look at the newest installation, Solstice. Skating is free for the first 50 skaters. 5pm to 10pm.
  • HTX4Ukraine’s Borscht Cook-Off at Pokrova Ukrainian Church | Saturday, November 12 – HTX4Ukraine presents a cook-off event featuring one of the most famous Ukrainian dishes—borscht—in support of the people of Ukraine. Baked goods, drinks, and other Ukrainian delicacies will be available for purchase at the event. HTX4Ukraine is a volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives and supporting people in Ukraine in the time of the Russian war against the country. $10; includes a cup to sample each team’s borscht. Free for ages 12 and under. 11am to 3:30pm.
  • Butcher’s Ball Farm-to-Table Dinner at Rockin’ Star Ranch | Saturday, November 12 – Ahead of the big Butcher’s Ball event on Sunday, the Butcher’s Ball Farm-to-Table Dinner will be an extensive multi-course dinner created by 12 of the featured Butcher’s Ball chefs and culinary leaders. The dinner will include wine, beer, and cocktail pairings, plus a sunset hayride, cocktail hour, and musical entertainment. $200. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Classic Journey Live: A Tribute Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, November 12 | FREE – Hear the hits of classic rock band Journey in this unique concert of covers that traces the band’s transformations from a ragtag group in San Francisco to arena rock stardom. 7pm.
  • An Evening of Soul with Patti LaBelle & Gladys Knight at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, November 12 – The Godmother of Soul, the legendary Patti Labelle, is not only bringing hits spanning her nearly six decade–long career to H-Town, she’s also bringing the Empress of Soul herself, Gladys Knight. $52.75 and up. 8pm.
  • Demetri Martin: I Feel Funny Tour at House of Blues | Saturday, November 12 – A longtime Comedy Central fixture that has hosted his own program, Important Things with Demetri Martin, as well as taking on roles as a contributor for The Daily Show and as Ice Bear in the animated cartoon We Bare Bears, the deadpan comedian takes to Downtown’s House of Blues for a night of his latest material. $49.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Children’s Festival: Under the Sea at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13 – Enjoy a weekend of family fun that includes high-energy shows, hands-on activities, and adventures for all ages at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Don’t miss Octonauts Live!, a PJ Masks meet and greet, bounce house fun, and more. $10 per day; free for ages 2 and under. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm.
  • 2022 Butchers Ball at Rockin’ Star Ranch | Sunday, November 13 – The fifth annual Butchers Ball returns to the gorgeous Rockin’ Star Ranch in Brenham, showcasing independent farmers and ranchers throughout Texas that focus on ethical and sustainable production systems, along with a lineup of Texas chefs and culinary leaders who support them. The event continues its partnership with Houston-based non-profit Urban Harvest to raise funds for its ongoing farmers markets and educational programming that directly supports the local farming and ranching community. $175 and up. Noon to 6pm.

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Top 17 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: October 24 to 30, 2022

Celebrate Día de Muertos at a weekend celebration at MECA in Sixth Ward | Courtesy of MECA Houston

Updated Monday, October 24 at 10pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, October 24 to Sunday, October 30, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Looking for things to do for Halloween? Check out our guide for Halloween events for adults and the family-friendly guide.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, October 24 to Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Top 17 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Diwali Festival at ISKCON of Houston | Monday, October 24 & Tuesday, October 25 | No Cover – The Greater Heights Hare Krishna organization hosts a two-day Diwali celebration and ceremony that fills the inside of the temple with hundreds of candles and a celebratory feast. 6pm to 8:30pm.
  • Post Malone in Concert at Toyota Center | Tuesday, October 25 – The hip-hop pop star swings by Space City to support the release of his latest, Twelve Carat Toothache. Roddy Rich opens the show. $29.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at Majestic Metro | Tuesday, October 25 & Wednesday, October 26 – The historic theater near Market Square Park hosts back-to-back nights of classical instrumentals that blend modern favorites like “Thriller,” Franz Schubert, and themes from popular series and movies like The Exorcist, Halloween, Ghostbusters and more. $55 and up. Times vary.
  • Lizzo in Concert at Toyota Center | Wednesday, October 26 – Clutch City welcomes the Grammy and Emmy Award–winner back to her hometown for her Special tour celebrating the release of her fourth studio album. Latto and Saucy Santana will be supporting. $39.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Fall Artisan Market at Guild House | Thursday, October 27 to Saturday, October 29 | No Cover – This Spring Branch market features one-of-a-kind, handmade items perfect for decor or gifts, including artisan baskets, handwoven towels and linens, handmade jewelry, naturally-dyed apparel, wall hangings and much more. Thursday 6pm to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
  • 2022 World Series: Games 1 & 2 Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park | Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – The ‘Stros embark on their fifth World Series encounter, facing the Phillies with homefield advantage throughout the Series. Tickets start at $500, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Byron Bowers at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – Recently found in HBO’s Irma Vep and on his brand new FX comedy special, Spiritual N***a, the acclaimed comedian Byron Bowers steps upstairs in Montrose for his signature set that marries heavy and light for an uproarious night of laughter. Times vary.
  • Dia de los Muertos Celebration at City Place | Friday, October 28 to Sunday, October 30 – Immerse yourself in all things Day of the Dead at a three-day, four-part celebration headlined by Friday night’s four-course Black Dinner, Saturday’s El Mercado and Calacas & Cocktails procession, and Sunday’s free screening of The Book of Life. Times and prices vary.
  • Fall Festival at Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market | Saturday, October 29 | No Cover – Held at the weekly Saturday farmers market, this super-sized Fall Festival adds seasonal activities to more than 100 local vendors, including live music, face painting, fall photo ops, crafts, demos and more. 8am to noon.
  • TEDxHouston presents Countdown at Post Houston | Saturday, October 29 – This TEDx event in Downtown features talks on sustainability and solutions to the climate crisis that threatens our coastal communities. Plus, take in a live jury of an urban design competition and a number of cultural exhibitions. $80. 10:30am to 2:30pm.
  • I Love the Nickel Block Party in Fifth Ward | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – In honor of Elnora White and the Houston historical landmark Louis White Grocery, this block party celebrates Fifth Ward as one of the city’s oldest communities with an afternoon of local vendors, performances that celebrates the neighborhood’s history, live music, kids activities, and more. Costumes are encouraged and candy will be passed out to children. 3pm to 7pm.
  • Hike, Bike & Fright Fest at M-K-T | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – This third annual event will include a Trick-or-Treat Trail, an outdoor Shop Local Market featuring more than 40 local vendors, live music and dance performances, special deals at M-K-T shops and restaurants, a pumpkin patch photo op, an outdoor screening of the 1996 teen horror fantasy movie The Craft (R) on the lawn, and more. 4pm to 9pm.
  • First Ladies of Disco Retro Music Box Tour at Hobby Center | Saturday, October 29 – This toe-tapping 90-minute tribute to some of the biggest chart-toppers over the past several decades features the original platinum- and gold-selling hitmakers performing live, including Martha Walsh of the Weather Girls and C&C Music Factory, Norma Jean Wright of American Disco, Funk and Chic, and soul legend Linda Clifford. $60. 8pm.
  • CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow 2022 at Ellington Field | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – One of the top airshows in the nation, Wings Over Houston showcases vintage World War II aircraft and modern aviation with soaring spectacles, reenactments, and high-flying aerobatics. $32.50; free for ages 14 and under with adult. 8am to 4pm.
  • Día de Muertos Festival at MECA Houston | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 | FREE – MECA’s annual two-day Día de los Muertos community festival in Sixth Ward returns, packed with delicious foods, live music and dance performances, arts and crafts activities, a local vendor market, artists, ofrendas and more. 11am to 7pm.
  • Freaky Deaky 2022 at Houston Raceway Park | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – Get ready for two nights of costumed EDM fun at this festival taking place in Baytown, featuring producers like Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Illenium, and Chris Lake, plus dozens more DJs and pulse-pounding spooky fun. 2pm to 11pm.
  • Blackpink in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – The all-female K-pop band—and the most popular girl group on the planet—Blackpink lands in Houston for the first time on the second stop of their Born Pink World Tour. $79.50 and up. 8pm.

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: August 22 to 28, 2022

The Orange Show debuts a live comedy show on Saturday evening | Courtesy of The Orange Show for Visionary Art

Updated Sunday, August 20 at 11:45am

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, August 22 to Sunday, August 28, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, August 22 to Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Houston Theater Week at Multiple Locations | Monday, August 22 to Sunday, August 28 | Some FREE – For the first time, many of Houston’s performing arts companies have come together for a week-long promotion where you can snag 2-for-1, Buy One Get One, and free tickets to a variety of upcoming 2022-23 performances in Broadway, dance, kids’ theater, musicals, jazz performances, and much more. Use promo code HTXARTS at checkout. Times, prices and locations vary.
  • Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday, August 23 to Thursday, August 25 – Beloved shortstop Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins swing through Houston for a three-day midweek series. All fans in attendance on Thursday night will go home with a Jose Altuve ALCS replica ring. $12 and up. 7pm.
  • Closing Reception: Artists on Site Series 3 at Asia Society Texas Center | Thursday, August 25 | FREE – The third edition of this live studio series comes to a close, with featured artists Luisa Duarte, Ruhee Maknojia, Matt Manalo and Lanecia Rouse Tinsley presenting works they have been creating over the past six weeks. 6:30pm to 8pm.
  • NFL Preseason: Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium | Thursday, August 25 – The Niners come to town to close out NFL preseason ahead of Week 1 in mid-September. $54 and up. 7pm.
  • Tycoon Houston Comedy Music Fest at Toyota Center | Thursday, August 25 – Rapper 50 Cent hosts a one-two punch of comedy and music performances in Downtown, featuring nine stand-up acts that include B-Simone, Bill Bellamy, Jess Hilarious, Gary Owen, and many others, in addition to appearances from Fetty Wap, Flo Rida, Rotimi and more. $49 and up. 8pm.
  • 5 Years After Landfall: A Community Event in East End | Friday, August 26 | FREE – Air Alliance Houston, Houston Climate Justice Museum, and One Breath Partnership join for an evening event of community reflection on the past five years and the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Hear from dignitaries like Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee and City of Houston poet laureate Outspoken Bean, view art exhibitions, shop books from Brazos Bookstore, and enjoy complimentary beer from 8th Wonder. 6pm to 8:30pm.
  • Loona in Concert at 713 Music Hall | Friday, August 26 – The K-pop supergroup land stateside to promote their latest summer EP, Flip That. $65 and up. 7:30pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents Rachel Wolfson & Mat Edgar at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27 – Starring alongside the classic crew in the 2022 film Jackass Forever, Rachel Wolfson takes the stage with friend Mat Edgar for back-to-back nights of stand-up in Montrose. $17 and up. Times vary.
  • Sixer Mixer: 6th Anniversary Party at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. | Saturday, August 27 | No Cover – The Heights brewery turns six, and celebrates with live music from Yacht Rock USA, merch drops and all-day giveaways. No cover, but VIP admission is $65 and grants you access at 10am. Noon to 6pm.
  • Lyle Lovett & His Large Band at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, August 27 – Houston-area native Lyle Lovett once again graces the stage in Sugar Land to perform classic country hits and songs from his first album in a decade, 12th of June. $59.59 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Swedish House Mafia at Toyota Center | Saturday, August 27 – After releasing their first studio album since their reunion, house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia hits the road for their Paradise Again World Tour. $39.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Black Chef Table featuring Chef Clinton Jackson at Kulture Restaurant | Saturday, August 27 – Another edition of the Black Chef Table series at Downtown’s Kulture near Discovery Green, this 6-course dinner is curated by Chef Clinton Jackson of CJ’s Masterpiece, and featuring courses like braised short ribs, jalapeno cornbread, Parmesan crusted lamb chops and more. “Sunday Best” attire recommended. $100. 8pm.
  • The Spoiled Rotten Comedy Show at the Orange Show for Visionary Art | Saturday, August 27 – A new comedy show debuts at the mosaic-filled monument to the humble fruit, featuring sets from Julz Serrano, Kate Vance, Jessi Saldaña, George Brito, Victor Tran and Julie Talbert, hosted by artist Emily Peacock. $16. 8pm to 10pm.
  • Bun B’s Trill Burgers Pop-Up at Houston City Hall | Sunday, August 28 – Fresh off a crowning of “Best Burger in America” by Good Morning America, Bun B’s smashburger pop-up comes to Houston City Hall for a Bun B Day celebration. Prices vary. 3pm to 7pm.
  • 12th Annual Feast of Saint Arnold at Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Sunday, August 28 – The 12th annual fundraiser for Texas Children’s Hospital returns to Saint Arnold with five courses of seafood, pork, poultry, beef and dessert, served family-style. $135. 5pm to 8pm.

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: August 8 to 14, 2022

713 Music Hall hosts a live performance of the popular podcast, How Did This Get Made? | Courtesy of How Did This Get Made?

Updated Friday, August 5, 2022 at 3:55pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, August 8 to Sunday, August 14, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, August 8 to Sunday, August 14, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Houston Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily – Houston Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser returns for another month-plus of tasty food, drink, good times and charity. As always, more than 200 local restaurants will offer prix fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner (and even to-go), with a set dollar donation from each meal sold benefiting the Houston Food Bank and its mission to end hunger and provide food for better lives. Brunch and lunch options are $25; dinner ranges from $39 to $55. Times vary by location.
  • Artists on Site Studio Tour: Luisa Duarte & Matt Manalo at Asia Society Texas | Wednesday, August 10 | FREE – Midway through a six-week residency of Asia Society’s Artists On Site: Series 3, featured artists Luisa Duarte and Matt Manalo offer an intimate studio tour of their works-in-progress. Free with registration. 6:30pm.
  • Los Lobos in Concert at the Heights Theater | Wednesday, August 10 – Returning to touring after the death of co-founder Francisco González, Los Lobos brings an evening of their Grammy-winning latest album, Native Sons, along with other fan favorites. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
  • Sixties Mania Show at Post Houston | Wednesday, August 10 – The Fab 5 head up to Post’s Skylawn for a groovy night of sixties classics from bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Motown, the Kinks and much more. $20. 8pm.
  • Comedian Celeste Barber at 713 Music Hall | Thursday, August 11 – Australian comedian, actor and writer Celeste Barber brings her Fine, Thanks Tour stateside, landing at Post Houston’s venue in Downtown. $50.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Father John Misty in Concert at White Oak Music Hall | Thursday, August 11 – Fresh off the release of his fifth studio album, Chloë and the Next 20th Century, indie singer-songwriter Father John Misty graces the downstairs stage at White Oak. $49.99. 7pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents Caleb Synan at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13 – With stops on Conan, Last Comic Standing, and Bill Burr’s The Ringers on Comedy Central, Caleb Synan has comedy bonafides and brings them to the upstairs stage at the Montrose British pub. $17 and up. Times vary.
  • Ishida Dance Company presents No Speaking Left in Me at MATCH | Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13 – Featuring choreography from around the world, this production blends contemporary dance with theatrical elements while retaining the physicality and beauty of the human form from traditional ballet. $30 and up. 8pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Friday, August 12 to Sunday, August 14 – The Astros clash with a division mate when the Athletics come to town for a three-game series on Hall of Fame Weekend, featuring a coveted giveaway on Sunday to the first 10,000 fans—a replica Astrodome with a removable roof. $27 and up. Times vary.
  • BAM! Art Market at Silver Street Studios | Saturday, August 13 | No Cover – The First Saturday Arts Market and the Market at Sawyer Yards join forces for a mash-up market inside the air-conditioned Silver Street Studios. Stop by to browse more than 100 artist vendors and enjoy live music, food and more. Noon to 8pm.
  • Plant Parent Night Out with Houseplant Journal at Buchanan’s Native Plants | Saturday, August 13 – Darryl Cheng, the author of The New Plant Parent, will be on hand to talk plant care and skills needed to be a confident plant parent. Light bites and beer will be provided, plus you’ll have a chance to purchase Cheng’s book and have it signed. $60. 5:30pm.
  • NFL Preseason: Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints at NRG Stadium | Saturday, August 13 – Quarterback Davis Mills leads the Texans into the home opener of the 2022 NFL preseason. $54 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Incredible India: A Cultural Kaleidoscope at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, August 13 | FREE – Led by Surender Talwar, this performance takes audiences on an exciting cultural journey through regions of India that have a rich artistic heritage. Dancers from the North and the South, and from the East and the West, weave a beautiful tapestry of vibrant colors and moods, proudly displaying the splendor of Indian dance in its many forms. 8:30pm.
  • Self-Care Sunday Funday at M-K-T | Sunday, August 14 | FREE – Explore the many joys that self-care can bring at this Sunday Funday event that also features interactive wellness activities, local vendor pop-ups, a live DJ, kids crafts and more. Noon to 4pm.
  • How Did This Get Made? Live at 713 Music Hall | Sunday, August 14 – Comedians Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas break down and mock bad films for a live performance of their popular podcast, How Did This Get Made?, when it takes the stage at Post Houston. $35 and up. 7pm.

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: August 1 to 7, 2022

Post Houston hosts a silent disco party on Saturday night | Courtesy of Silent Disco Vibe

Updated Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 3:55pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, August 1 to Sunday, August 7, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, August 1 to Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Houston Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily – Houston Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser returns for another month-plus of tasty food, drink, good times and charity. As always, more than 200 local restaurants will offer prix fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner (and even to-go), with a set dollar donation from each meal sold benefiting the Houston Food Bank and its mission to end hunger and provide food for better lives. Brunch and lunch options are $25; dinner ranges from $39 to $55. Times vary by location.
  • WWE Raw at Toyota Center | Monday, August 1 – Witness the fallout from Saturday’s pay-per-view event, with matches featuring Seth Freakin Rollins, RAW Women’s Champ Bianca Belair, Rey Mysterio, Becky Lynch, Kevin Owens and many others. $20 and up. 6:30pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park | Monday, August 1 to Wednesday, August 3 – A struggling rival comes to Houston, where the Astros will celebrate with an Alex Bregman ALCS replica ring giveaway on Monday, and a free tote bag on Tuesday. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • Leon Bridges in Concert at White Oak Music Hall | Wednesday, August 3 – Known for his singles like “Coming Home” and “River,” Leon Bridges performs in Houston with Little Dragon opening the show. $69.50. 6pm.
  • Tim Heidecker in Concert at the Heights Theater | Wednesday, August 3 – Prepare for a two-part evening that presents Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric fame) on stage as his stand-up comedian character, followed by an evening of his critically-acclaimed albums, Fear of Death and the newly released, High School. $45 and up. 8pm.
  • Comedian Kevin Hart at Toyota Center | Thursday, August 4 & Friday, August 5 – Back to the stage for his first tour in more than four years, comedian and actor Kevin Hart brings his Reality Check Tour to Downtown’s Toyota Center for back-to-back nights of brand new material and pressing thoughts for the audience. $49.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Catastrophic Theatre presents Tamarie Cooper’s Live In-Person Sticky Sweet Summer Show at MATCH | Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, August 6 | Final Weekend – The irrepressible, energetic, wild wit of Tamarie Cooper is back in this uproarious original production. Expect feral actors, dancing egg rolls and other hilarity across a show that delivers music and comedy in equal measures. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35. Showtimes vary.
  • Jurassic Quest at NRG Center | Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7 – Walk among the nation’s biggest herd of life-size, animatronic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest arrives at NRG Center. From the largest predators, such as the mighty T-Rex, to playful baby dinos, experience them as they were when they roamed the earth billions of years ago. Friends and family are invited to explore fossil digs, jump into science and art activities, enjoy inflatable attractions, and more at this one-of-a-kind dinosaur event. $22 for ages 2 and up; $19 for ages 65+; $36 for an unlimited pass to all rides and activities for ages 2 to 12. Times vary.
  • George Hermann’s 179th Birthday at Hermann Park | Saturday, August 6 | FREE – Celebrate the birthday of the park’s namesake, George Hermann, on what would be his 179th birthday. Kiddos 12 and under can ride the Hermann Park Railroad for $1.79, while visitors of all ages can enjoy food specials at Ginger Kale and free frozen treats at Gelu Italian Ice. And what’s a birthday without cake, so enjoy complimentary slices, face painting and arts and crafts while supplies last. 10am to 2pm.
  • Back-to-School Splash Bash at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, August 6 | FREE – Join in on the fun with waterslides, a live DJ, a hula hoop contest, toddler town for ages 5 and under, and other fun summer activities at Sugar Land Town Square. This event benefits the Fort Bend Rainbow Room and visitors are encouraged to bring donations of backpacks school supplies. 11am to 2pm.
  • White Linen Night in the Heights | Saturday, August 6 | Many FREE or No Cover – One of the most beloved annual traditions in the Heights returns with special pop-up events, entertainment, offers, and more around the Greater Heights, including the original official site of the event along historic 19th Street. Most events kick off by 6pm, but times vary.
  • 3rd Annual Mariachi Festival: A Tribute to Vicente Fernández at Wortham Center | Saturday, August 6 – In tribute to the legendary Mexican singer-songwriter, Vicente Fernández, the third annual mariachi fest will gather groups like Mariachi 7 Leguas, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Ballet Folklorico, and the University of Houston Mariachi Pumas for a night of singalong classics. $45.99 and up. 7pm.
  • Garth Brooks in Concert at NRG Stadium | Saturday, August 6 – Country music legend Garth Brooks stops by Houston for the final United States date on his worldwide Stadium Tour. $89.50 and up, but you may find hard-to-get, better, or cheaper seats on the online resale market. 7pm.
  • Silent Disco Party at Post Houston | Saturday, August 6 – Take part in an immersive dance night at Post in Downtown where you can don a pair of wireless headphones with 3 channels of music, giving you the power to choose your groove. $24 and up. 8pm to midnight.
  • PAH presents Comedy Bang! Bang! Live at Wortham Center | Sunday, August 7 – Celebrating its 13th anniversary, the popular podcast and IFC television show led by outlandish comedian Scott Aukerman makes its way to Downtown for a live show on the Wortham Center stage. $45.75 and up. 7pm.

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: July 25 to July 31, 2022

Saturday's Neon Garden brings retro video games and live music to Axelrad | Courtesy of Axelrad

Updated Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, July 25 to Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Whether you’re in the mood for laughs, on the hunt for sneakers, or looking for a ice cold brews and cocktails, we’ve got you covered with the week’s highlights.

We’ve whittled it down to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more happenings in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, July 25 to Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Sunset Sweat at Houston Botanic Garden | Monday, July 25 – Get after-hours access to the grounds of Houston Botanic Garden for a one-hour Tabata-style strength and cardio class that meets every Monday for six weeks, intended to help train muscles and get in better shape. This is the second of six classes, open to all fitness levels. $20. 7pm.
  • Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert Tour at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, July 28 – Disney Concerts brings this production to the stage in the Woodlands, featuring the entire full-length animated film, Encanto, along with an on-stage band that will perform all of the record-breaking hit songs like the earworm “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, plus “The Family Madrigal”, “Surface Pressure”, and more. $25 and up; 15% off when you use promocode BRUNO15 at checkout. 7:30pm. 
  • Comedian Sarah Sherman at the Secret Group | Thursday, July 28 – A recent addition to the Saturday Night Live cast, the comedian who also goes by Sarah Squirm has toured the country with unconventional routines that have had her open for outside-the-box comedians like Eric Andre. $20 in advance; $30 day of show. 8pm. 
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival: King Lear & Cymbeline at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31 – On alternating nights, the Houston Shakespeare Festival brings the bard to the stage at Miller Outdoor, performing original productions of King Lear (Thursday and Saturday) and Cymbeline (Friday and Sunday). Times vary.
  • Friday Night Fever: Beginner’s Salsa Dance Lessons at M-K-T | Friday, July 29 | FREE – KDENCE Studio guides participants through an hour-long introduction to basic salsa moves, followed by a fun 30-minute dance session. 6pm. 
  • Dude Perfect’s That’s Happy Summer Tour at Toyota Center | Friday, July 29 – The YouTube sensations gather in Downtown for a night of their signature trick shots, stunts, and off-the-wall skits. $29 and up. 7pm. 
  • Comedian Kurtis Conner at 713 Music Hall | Friday, July 29 – Gathering hundreds of thousands of followers on Vine and later on YouTube and TikTok, the popular comedian and creator takes the stage at Post Houston in Downtown. $40 and up. 8pm. 
  • Common with Houston Symphony in Concert at Hobby Center | Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30 – Experience the Grammy Award-winning artist, actor, and philanthropist, Common, as he joins the Houston Symphony for a special twist on some of his biggest hits at Hobby Center. $34. 7:30pm. 
  • The Market at Grisby at Watson’s House of Ales | Saturday, July 30 | No Cover – The Energy Corridor District hosts the first ever Market at Grisby, a signature artisan market featuring a live music duo with Josie Arias, gift card giveaways to the five Grisby-area restaurants, and more. 10:30am to 2pm.
  • Lowrider Houston’s Greatest Custom Car Show at NRG Center | Saturday, July 30 – NRG Center hosts a daylong car show featuring lowriders, custom cars and vehicles, and a celebration of classic car culture. $45. 11am to 6pm. 
  • Frosty Food Rally at B-52 Brewing Co. | Saturday, July 30 | No Cover – Beat the summer heat with a frosty edition of B-52’s food truck rally. Vendors include Tiki’s Shaved Ice, Frio’s Gourmet Popsicles, HTX Nitro Creamery and more. Noon to 8pm. 
  • Neon Garden with Nortec Collective in Concert at Axelrad | Saturday, July 30 | No Cover – The monthly video game and electronic music experience returns to Axelrad, offering a live performance from Mexico’s Nortec Collective. 7pm.
  • Red, White & Brew Fest at Fulbrook Ale Works | Sunday, July 31 – The first annual Red, White & Brew Fest in Richmond will feature music all day on three stages along with food vendors, cool zones and lots of local beer. $35 and up. 11am to 11pm. 
  • Houston Family Fun Fest at La Centerra | Sunday, July 31 | FREE Houston Family Magazine hosts their annual Family Fun Fest in Heritage Square. Face painting, entertainment, rock climbing, arts & crafts, inflatables and more will be on hand for an afternoon of fun. Noon to 4pm.
  • H-Town Sneaker Summit at NRG Center | Sunday, July 31 – Buy, sell or trade rare and collectible footwear when thousands of sneakers and other streetwear and vintage apparel hits the 2022 edition of the Sneaker Summit. $25 and up. 3pm to 8pm.

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: July 18 to July 24, 2022

NRG plays host to five days of dog competitions this week | Courtesy of Houston World Series of Dog Shows

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, July 18 to Sunday, July 24, 2022.

This week, you have your pick from dog shows or wedding extravaganzas to sporting events, throwback concerts and more.

We’ve whittled it down to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more happenings in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, July 18 to Sunday, July 24, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Ecosystem Adventure at Houston Botanic Garden | Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22 – This week-long nature camp helps elementary-age kiddos connect with plants through thoughtful and diverse lessons, hands-on activities, and interactions with natural environments. $225 per child for the week. 9am to 2pm.
  • Manchester City vs. Club América at NRG Stadium | Wednesday, July 20 – English Premier League champions Manchester City arrive in H-Town for a summer friendly with storied Mexican outfit, Club América. $35 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Houston World Series of Dog Shows at NRG Center | Wednesday, July 20 to Sunday, July 24 – See a field of four-legged friends compete in a series of events, across 150 different breeds, vying for the coveted “Best in Show.” Competitive events include flyball, creative grooming, a frisbee exhibition, and canine musical freestyle. $15; free for ages 12 and under. Discounted admission on select days. Times vary.
  • Jacksfilms presents Yiay Live! Live! at House of Blues Houston | Thursday, July 21 – Popular comedian and YouTube star John Patrick Douglass makes a stop in Houston with a live set of YIAH! (Yesterday I Asked You), his hilarious interactive game show where audience members submit their silliest answers to questions and battle it out to see who is the funniest. $30. 7pm. 
  • Train, with Jewel & Blues Traveler in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, July 21 – On the heels of releasing their first album in five years, the Grammy Award–winning rock band known as Train pulls into the Woodlands, joined by prolific singer-songwriter Jewel and the blues rock group, Blues Traveler. $29.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Kendrick Lamar in Concert at Toyota Center | Friday, July 22 – Fresh off the release of his blockbuster album, Mr. Morale & the High Steppers, legendary rapper Kendrick Lamar comes to Toyota Center for one of the most anticipated concerts of the year, joined by Baby Keem and Tanna Leone. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on the online ticket resale market. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Horror Film Festival at Houston Marriott of Westchase | Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 – Get ready for a hair-raising convention of horror film icons with movie screenings, memorabilia vendors, panel discussions, cosplay, and meet-and-greets with horror film stars from Halloween Kills, Friday the 13th, Hereditary, and much more. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Comedian Mark Normand at Houston Improv | Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 – Catch the New York-based comedian who’s had previous stops on Comedy Central, the late-night talk show circuit, and in his latest one-hour special, Out to Lunch on YouTube. Tickets are sold by the table; $60 for 2 and up. Times vary.
  • Trae Day Family Funday at Aveva Stadium | Saturday, July 23 | FREE – Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth hosts a family festival in South Houston, featuring free school supplies, backpacks and giveaways, plus animals, games, rides, slabs on display, and more. 3pm to 8pm.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Minnesota United FC at PNC Stadium | Saturday, July 23 – Bolstered by the arrival of Héctor Herrera, the Dynamo look to climb back into playoff standing against a fellow Western Conference foe. $14 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan at Cullen Performance Hall | Saturday, July 23 – The prolific comedian and actor from NBC’s 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, and most recently on TBS’ The Last O.G., comes to the Cullen theater on the University of Houston campus while on the No Disrespect Tour. $34 and up. 8pm.
  • Bridal Extravaganza Summer Show at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24 – Plan all aspects of your upcoming nuptials at the summer edition of this expo that features vendors, caterers, decor, floral, wedding dresses, and everything else from top to bottom for any bridal party. $5; $49 for VIP packages with additional perks. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm.
  • H.M.S. Pinafore at Hobby Center | Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24 | Opening Weekend – Houston’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents the 70th anniversary of the hysterical love story, H.M.S. Pinafore featuring the very last performance of English castmate Alistair Donkin. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • Houston Cricket Festival at Moosa Stadium | Sunday, July 24 | FREE The brand new stadium in Pearland hosts the first ever Houston Cricket Festival, featuring a doubleheader of Minor League Cricket matches, meet and greets with domestic and international cricketers, local food trucks, giveaways, and a free half-hour cricket clinic for young fans. 10am to 7pm.
  • Summer Tasting & Open House at Ronin Art House Harrisburg | Sunday, July 24 | FREE – Wolfe & Wine Co. presents a free culinary tasting experience featuring cuisines from around the world—with customized interactive menus inspired by favorite destinations—and hand-crafted signature cocktails and mocktails at Ronin Harrisburg in the East End near Downtown. 3pm to 7pm.

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