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Things to Do This Week in Houston: May 25 to 31, 2020

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Updated: Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:48pm

Make the most of your week with our event picks happening in Houston from Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 to Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Planning your week these days may be challenging—but fear not, we’ve gathered our picks for events and virtual events taking place throughout Houston this week.

That said, be sure to check back in the coming days, as this list is a work in progress that we’ll be adding to in real-time as new events emerge. If you know of an event, please email us at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

So check below to find great things happening in Houston from Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 to Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Memorial Day To-Go Dinners & Meal Kits | Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 – Order barbecue, comfort food, and all-American fare in advance to pick up on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 for Memorial Weekend dinners from some of Houston’s most popular restaurants. All day.
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Screening at The Showboat Drive-In Theater | Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 to Wednesday, May 27 – The Showboat Drive-In Theater in Hockley screens the Lucasfilm classic, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), directed by Steven Spielberg. The classic drive-in set-up is ideally suited for socially-distanced entertainment. The epic tale, starring Harrison Ford and Karen Allen, tells of an intrepid archaeologist who tries to beat a band of Nazis to a unique religious relic which is central to their plans for world domination. 8:30pm.
  • Asia Society Texas Center presents The Festival of Eid: A Virtual Celebration on Facebook Live | Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 through Saturday, May 30 | FREE – Join in a daily, family-friendly celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, which marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Sunday, May 24. The museum’s Facebook page will continue to present a daily celebration of food, music, culture, and other celebrations through Saturday, May 30, 2020. 4pm daily.
  • Evelyn’s Park Conservancy presents Gymboree Virtual Storytime on YouTube | Wednesday, May 27 | FREE – For this installment of Gymboree’s Virtual Storytime, you can enjoy How Much is That Doggie in the Window adapted and illustrated by Iza Trapani. This event will be held online. 11am to noon.
  • CAMH presents Virtual Artist Talk with Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud on YouTube | Thursday, May 28 | FREE – Learn more about the exhibition Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses with CAMH’s Exhibitions Manager and Assistant Curator, Patricia Restrepo, and a visual artist featured in the exhibition— Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud. Tune in to CAMH’s YouTube channel for this conversation about this two-part interdisciplinary exhibition that orbits around the legacy of the late Houston rapper. 6:30pm to 7pm.
  • Grease Movie Screening at The Showboat Drive-In Theater | Thursday, May 28 – The Showboat Drive-In Theater in Hockley screens the classic modern musical, Grease (1978), starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The classic drive-in set-up is ideally suited for socially-distanced entertainment. Experience the friendships, romances, and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. 8:30pm.
  • The Health Museum presents Live Lab with Great Age Movement on Facebook Live | Friday, May 29 | FREE – Join The Health Museum and the Great Age Movement for some fun, at-home exercise techniques to keep seniors active and mobile during the quarantine. Thie event will be held online on The Health Museum’s Facebook Page. 11:30am to noon.
  • No Parking on the Dance Floor: Drive-In Dance Music Experience at The Showboat Drive-in Theater | Friday, May 29 – The Showboat Drive-in Theater hosts No Parking on the Dance Floor, a drive-in dance music experience, featuring live music performances from El Paso hip hop group, Riot Ten, also with SubDocta, Bailo, and Wes Walz. Guests will be able to tune into the performance on their FM radios, and can dance within the car, or get out and dance next to their vehicle. Mixing with people from other vehicles will not be permitted and masks are highly recommended when outside of your vehicle. Tickets are priced by vehicle and the number of passengers. Driver tickets and parking permits range from $42.50 to $47.50 (plus an $11 fee). Tickets for each additional passenger range from $22.50 to $27.50 (plus an $8 or $9 fee). 7pm to 11pm.
  • MyOhMy: A Drag Show Extravaganza Online | Friday, May 29 – Texas’ touring drag show presents a virtual variety performance featuring tributes to Prince, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Pink, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, and more. Admission Tickets are $9.95, but limited discounted $4 tickets are available. 8pm.
  • Evelyn’s Park Conservancy presents Virtual Dance Jam on Zoom | Saturday, May 30 | FREE – Have a family-friendly dance party when Vdanse and Aaron Medina host a Virtual Dance Jam via Zoom. Admission is free to this fun-for-all-ages event. 11am.
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents Virtual Resident Artist Talks with Lauren Eckert & Brian Vu | Saturday, May 30 | FREE – Join HCCC live on their Facebook page for virtual talks by current resident artists, Lauren Eckert and Brian Vu and discover the artists’ processes, and learn about their works of art, influences, and materials. 3pm to 4pm.
  • Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Drive-In at Sawyer Yards | Daily – Claim back a night of normalcy with a twist at the newly improvised Drive-In at Sawyer Yards, screening beloved and classic movies from all genres, twice nightly through the end of May 2020. Tickets are priced per vehicle and range from $28 (side view) to $35 (center view) most nights. There are also two free, community screenings each week, one on Monday and another on Tuesday. Ticket reservations are still required and are intended for those most impacted by COVID-19–whether financially, professionally, or personally. First screening is at 8:15pm; second screening follows around 10:45pm or 11pm, depending on the length of the first film. Cars will be admitted starting 30 minutes before showtimes.
  • Attractions, Museums & Public Spaces reopening in Houston | Daily – Stay informed on the latest health and safety guidelines for reopening businesses and attractions in Houston. As the State of Texas moves to phase in reopenings of businesses and attractions, we’re pulling together the health and safety guidelines from some of the city’s most beloved establishments to keep you informed as you consider whether it’s safe to venture out.

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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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