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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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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: July 11 to 17, 2022

Swing through historic Downtown for the Saint Arnold Pub Crawl this weekend | Courtesy of Market Square Park

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, July 11 to Sunday, July 17, 2022.

This week, make your final tweaks to your cosplay costume, celebrate 713 Day at a Houston institution, fill up on pints at bars around Downtown, catch comedians and concerts, and much 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 11 to Sunday, July 17, 2022.

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

  • The Fifth Element 25th Anniversary Movie Screening at Axelrad | Monday, July 11 | No Cover – Catch a screening of the Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich–starring sci-fi film, The Fifth Element—which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year—at a screening at sundown in Midtown’s neon-lit watering hole. 9pm.
  • The MBA Tour at Hilton Americas–Houston | Tuesday, July 12 | FREE with RSVP – Join with other aspiring MBA students at this free networking event that gets you in touch with notable business schools like Columbia, Yale, MIT, Rice and others, helping you explore how to take your business career to the next level. In addition to panels and unique programs, you can also stop by the résumé clinic, get a free professional headshot photo, and more. Free with RSVP. 4:30pm to 9pm.
  • Hanson in Concert at House of Blues | Tuesday, July 12 – The ‘90s heartthrob boy band Hanson travels to Houston to perform old favorites like “Mmmbop” and “Where’s The Love”. $39.50 and up. 7pm.
  • 713 Day at Spanish Village | Wednesday, July 13 – Locals are invited to celebrate 713 Day (July 13) visiting one of Houston’s old restaurants, Spanish Village. Approaching its 70th anniversary next year, the historic Third Ward institution will be celebrating the day with a $7.13 lunch plate of its fan favorite El Clasico enchiladas. 8am to 9pm.
  • The Masked Singer National Tour at Smart Financial Centre | Thursday, July 14 – Pop star Natasha Bedingfield hosts and performs on this tour of the hit Fox TV show, which also features fan-fav characters from past seasons, surprise celebrity guests, and more. $39.75 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Comedian Billy Wayne Davis at the Secret Group | Thursday, July 14 to Saturday, July 16 – A finalist on Last Comic Standing, and seen on specials like Comedy Central’s Tales From the Trip, the Tennessee comedian swings through EaDo for a weekend of side-splitting sets. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. 8pm nightly.
  • Mixers & Elixirs at Houston Museum of Natural Science | Friday, July 15 – Party amid prehistory when HMNS returns with another edition of its popular Mixers & Elixirs series, which offers a dancefloor to groove on, along with cash bars and local food trucks on hand. $25. 7pm.
  • Comicpalooza 2022 at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 – The annual comics and pop culture convention returns to Houston for a weekend of celebrity meet-and-greets, cosplay, one-of-a-kind local vendors, panels and more. Tickets start at $25 for adults; $6 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 – The ‘Stros play host to bottom of their division when the Oakland Athletics come to town for a three-game series. Special nights include a Lance McCullers jersey giveaway on Friday, NASA Night on Saturday, and an Orbit “greenie” baby on Sunday. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • Saint Arnold’s Pub Crawl in Downtown | Saturday, July 16 – Houston’s oldest brewery will host its ever-popular Saint Arnold’s Pub Crawl through Downtown, hitting some of the Historic District’s favorite bars starting with a punch card pickup at 2pm. The fun runs until 6pm, when crawlers will meet up at Market Square Park to receive their official Saint Arnold pint glass and enjoy an after party with live music and Greek eats from Niko Niko’s (available for purchase). 2pm to 6pm.
  • 22nd Anniversary Bash at the Continental Club | Saturday, July 16 | No Cover – Get ready for a good time in celebration of the Mid-Main concert venue and backyard dive, Continental Club, when they host a Customer Appreciation Party honoring 22 years of service, with a packed concert lineup featuring Johnny Falstaff, the Allen Oldies Band, Bayou City Funk, KALO, the Mighty Orq and others. 7pm.
  • Los Hermanos/The Brothers Movie Screening & Concert at Post Houston | Saturday, July 16 | FREE – Catch a screening of this documentary centered on two separated Afro-Cuban musician brothers, who grow up through parallel lives, yearning to collaborate musically for the first time. Following the screening, the brothers themselves, Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán, will perform for the crowd in attendance. 7:30pm.
  • Vertigo: One, One & One at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, July 16 | FREE – Take in a multi-sensory performance from Israeli-based Vertigo Dance Company when they present One, One & One, which sees dancers atop a dirt-covered stage, exploring our connection to the natural world. 8pm.
  • Kids Let’s Party Fest at Levy Park | Sunday, July 17 – Celebrate Kids Day with a packed Party Fest at Levy Park, featuring performances from Adassa—who plays Delores in Encanto—along with That Girl Lay Lay from Nickelodeon, a Selena tribute from Isabel Marie, appearances by Houston sports mascots, and much more. $24.99 and up. Noon to 8pm.
  • Comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub at Houston Improv | Sunday, July 17 – Found in shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and alongside Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love, the actor and comedian performs one-night only at West Houston’s Improv. Tickets are sold by the table; $40 for 2, and up. 7:30pm.

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: July 4 to 10, 2022

Market Square Park in Downtown hosts another edition of the Road to River Revival Music Fest | Courtesy of Market Square Park

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, July 4 to Sunday, July 10, 2022.

From food and concerts to Broadway shows and all the star-spangled goodness you can think of, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy in Houston this week.

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 4 to Sunday, July 10, 2022.

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

  • Fourth of July Fireworks, Concerts & Events Around Greater Houston | Independence Day, Monday, July 4 | Many FREE – From Galveston to Conroe and everywhere in between, cities across the Greater Houston area are gearing up for big firework spectacles, concerts, and much more. Check out our guide to find a celebration near you. Times vary.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. El Paso Chihuahuas at Constellation Field | Independence Day, Monday, July 4 to Sunday, July 10 – El Paso returns to Sugar Land for a six game series that kicks off with an Independence Day spectacular with giveaways and fireworks—plus you can enjoy other themed nights with discounts on concessions, Marvel characters and more. Note that no game occurs on Tuesday, July 5. $7 and up. Times vary.
  • Broadway Across America presents Disney’s Frozen at Hobby Center | Tuesday, July 5 to Sunday, July 10 – The Broadway adaptation of Disney’s classic film Frozen comes to Downtown, bringing Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, and more to the Hobby stage. Recommended for ages 6 and up; ages 2 and under will not be admitted. $40 and up. Dates and times vary.
  • The Ultimate 12-Course Meat Tasting & Wine Pairing at B&B Butchers Shop | Wednesday, July 6 – Guests will feast on an exclusive 12-course meat and wine pairing featuring the best cellar cuts from one of Houston’s top-rated steakhouses. Chef Eduardo Montesflores will be on hand to educate guests on wine selections and the restaurant’s dry aging process. $375. 6:30pm. 
  • Skyfarm Pop-Up at Post Houston | Thursday, July 7 | No Cover – Head to Post’s front plaza where you can taste, learn and take home fresh local food from farms across Houston. Plus, take to the rooftop and check out a tour of the Skyfarm, where more than 600 plants are growing for a late summer harvest. This event aims to connect Houstonians with farm fresh foods as well as invite them to be a part of the city’s green future. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Fri-Yay Rosé Tasting at Brennan’s of Houston | Friday, July 8 – In the heat of the summer, Brennan’s is ditching its traditional tasting in the wine room, inviting locals to its fifth annual Fri-Yay Rosé Party in the Courtyard instead. Guests can taste up to several rosé selections from Wine Guy Rich in the walk-around tasting, and limited light bites will be provided. $35 per person. 4pm to 7pm.
  • History of Mezcal at Houston Botanic Garden | Friday, July 8 – Take in a lesson on the original North American spirit, meszcal, when the South Houston botanic garden hosts this class that covers the history and its cultural uses, as well as provides a mezcal tasting and pairing. $85. 7pm.
  • Noche de Cumbia at Axelrad | Friday, July 8 | No Cover – Get moving to the rhythms of Cumbia as supplied by guest DJs and live bands on the outdoor stage at the neon-lit watering hole on Alabama. 7pm.
  • DJ Vrywvy presents VRYR&B at Warehouse Live | Friday, July 8 – The Texas-based DJ brings her signature R&B night to Houston for the first time, featuring tunes from Drake, Summer Walker, Sza, the Weeknd and more. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. 10pm.
  • Summer Jam at Moody Center for the Arts | Saturday, July 9 | FREE Explore Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts and see the latest artwork on display at the family-friendly Summer Jam. Kids can enjoy face painting, art activities, and a scavenger hunt, and all are invited to sip on cold beverages, shop at the indoor local food market, and snack on plenty of food options. Noon to 5pm.
  • Road to River Revival Music Fest: Tomar and the FCs, Gio Chamba at Market Square Park  | Saturday, July 9 | FREE – Join other live music fans in Downtown’s Market Square Park while Tomar and the FCs headline the July installment of the Road to River Revival Music Fest. 6:30pm.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. FC Dallas at PNC Stadium | Saturday, July 9 – Mexican International Héctor Herrera makes his Dynamo debut against the team’s major rivals from up north. $22 and up. 7:30pm.
  • ThriftCon Houston at NRG Center | Sunday, July 10 – Shop vintage and retro culture and apparel from more than 100 fashion vendors at this super-sized con that makes for a prime place to cop your next look. $12 in advance; $20 at the door; free for ages 13 and under. 10am to 5pm.
  • The Galveston Family Beach Challenge at East Beach | Sunday, July 10 | FREE – Get competitive as a family at a larger-than-life obstacle course on Galveston’s East Beach. Families will vie for gift cards and VIP tickets to Galveston attractions by competing through 14 stations for kids and adults, including games like bean bag toss, a life-size Battleship, limbo, volley balloon, and more. Free, but registration is required. 11am to 4:30pm. 
  • Hilari-Tease: A Burlesque & Comedy Experience at the Secret Group | Sunday, July 10 – This new show hosted by comedian Ku Egenti and the Abby Cadabra at the EaDo comedy venue offers a night of burlesque performances from Cara Cherie, Nikki Knockout and Peter Pecker, as well as stand-up sets from Mike Rao, Abby Vollman and De De T. $30; $45 for VIP. 6:30pm.

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Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: June 27 to July 3, 2022

Disney's Frozen takes to the Hobby Center stage for opening weekend | Photo: Deen Van Meer; courtesy of Disney

Updated Monday, June 27, 2022 at 3:24pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, June 27 to Sunday, July 3, 2022.

From food and concerts to Broadway shows and all the star spangled goodness you can think of, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy in Houston this week.

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, June 27 to Sunday, July 3, 2022.

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

  • Club Soda, No Twist Sober Happy Hour in Midtown | Monday, June 27 – Enjoy an evening mixer featuring a non-alcoholic beverage competition, light bites, an art show, live music and DJs, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and more at the a pop-up at Davis Holdings in Midtown. $20 donation to Houston Recovery Center. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Comedian Alex Fernández at Houston Improv | Tuesday, June 28 – The Mexico City comic—previously spotted on Comedy Central and in his Netflix special, The Best Comedian in the World—lands at the Improv for one-night only. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2, and up. 8pm. 
  • Perspectives on Art Collecting at the Grogan Gallery | Wednesday, June 29 | FREE – Learn about starting and developing your own art collection for your home or office over wine and light bites, with expert insights from an interior designer, art collector, and art professor. 6pm.
  • Houston’s Homegrown Comedy Showcase at Houston Improv | Wednesday, June 29 – Grab a seat for a powerhouse showcase of Houston comics whose work has gone national—whether they’ve written for television, won major comedy festival awards, produced successful comedy albums, and more. Starts at $20 for 2 people. 7pm.
  • Broadway Across America presents Disney’s Frozen at Hobby Center | Thursday, June 30 to Sunday, July 3 – The Broadway adaptation of Disney’s classic film Frozen comes to Downtown, bringing Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, and more to the Hobby stage. $40 and up. Times vary. 
  • Night Light Bike Ride: R&B Groups at 3rd Ward Tours | Friday, July 1 – Perfect for cyclists of all experience levels, cruise Houston’s Third Ward while grooving to a playlist of classic R&B hits. $11; $28.50 with bicycle rental. 7pm. 
  • Rugby: United States Eagles vs. French Barbarians at Aveva Stadium | Friday, July 1 – International rugby comes to Houston as part of the USA Rugby Summer Series. $20 and up. 7:30pm. 
  • Houston Symphony presents Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, July 1 & Saturday, July 2 | FREE – The Symphony continues a tradition that dates back more than 80 years, showcasing local, national and international soloists and conductors with the first two nights of unique programming this month. 8:30pm.
  • Comedian Sam Morril at Houston Improv | Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3 – The Improv welcomes Sam Morril—stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer—for five sets across the weekend. The prolific New York comic has performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late, Late Show with James Corden, Conan and more. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2, and up. Times vary. 
  • Centennial Saturday at Houston Zoo | Saturday, July 2 – The Zoo celebrates its 100th anniversary on the first Saturday of each month, with special animal meet-and-greets, keeper talks, zoo trivia and more. Ticket prices vary. 9am to 3pm.
  • Twilight Boat Tours at Allen’s Landing | Saturday, July 2 – Escape the summer heat as you glide along the Buffalo Bayou while on a 30-minute boat tour, checking out native plants and wildlife like herons, fish, turtles, and the occasional alligator. $12 and up. 5:30pm to 8:30pm. 
  • Rod Stewart, with Cheap Trick in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, July 2 – Sir Rod Stewart, the legendary two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer-songwriter, takes the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion along with fellow HOFers, Cheap Trick. $39.50 and up. 6:30pm. 
  • Anything For Selenas: A Selena Tribute Party at House of Blues | Saturday, July 2 – Catch a performance from Selena Forever, paying tribute to the life, music, and legacy of the one and only queen of Tejano Music. $15 and up. 8pm.
  • 20th Annual Houston Caribbean Festival at India House | Sunday, July 3 – Spend a day enjoying authentic Caribbean food, arts and crafts, floats, and live entertainment by Lyrikal, Tropical Steelpan Orchestra, DJs, and more at India House near Missouri City. $25 and up. 3pm to 10pm.
  • Star-Spangled Salute at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, July 3 | FREE – The Woodlands hosts an evening of patriotic fun, including a petting zoo, unique photo ops with characters and so much more. Cap off the evening with the Houston Symphony performing all of your favorite patriotic songs. 6:30pm. 

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