Updated Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 5:30pm
Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, March 27 to Sunday, April 2, 2023.
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Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston This Week: March 27 to April 2, 2023
- Houston Hoops House at Bayou Music Center | Wednesday, March 29 to Friday, March 31 – In the lead up to the Final Four, Bayou Music Center becomes the Hoops House for three days of riveting basketball competitions, where the future stars of the courts display their prowess at nationally-televised events. The trio of competitions begins with the all-new State Farm College Team Skills & 3X3U Championships on Wednesday, followed by the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships main event on Thursday, and wrapping up with the Rocket Mortgage High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships on Friday. $20 and up, but you can save 25% on tickets when you use promo code 365HOU by selecting “Unlock” in the upper right corner before choosing your seats. Times vary.
- Comedian Rob Schneider at the Houston Improv | Thursday, March 30 to Saturday, April 2 – The Emmy Award—nominated actor, comedian and SNL alumnus comes to Houston for three nights of laughs. $70 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- Opening Day & Weekend: Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park | Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2 – Bow down, the Astros Dynasty are #Ready2Reign and will be kicking off the Opening Day fun with a World Series celebration as the White Sox look on. Tickets are $130 and up for Opening Day; prices vary for all other games. Times vary.
- March Madness Music Festival at Discovery Green | Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2 | FREE with RSVP – Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, Maggie Rogers, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and more take to the stage for a weekend of concerts that bring Final Four energy and excitement to the Bayou City. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Times vary.
- Galveston Steampunk Festival at Galveston Railroad Museum | Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2 – Fans of the steampunk aesthetic will assemble for this two-day fest that celebrates the sci-fi subgenre that crosses Victorian-era tech with retrofuturism. Throughout the first day, fans can take in live music and special performances, participate in a costume contest, imbibe at the beer and wine court, and enjoy games like archery, axe throwing and more. On Sunday, festival-goers and the general public can hop in a Model T and cruise through Galveston’s Victorian history, or go for two evening walking ghost tours. $35 and up; $15 for ages 7 to 12. Times vary.
Monday, March 27, 2023
- Bachelor & Brews: The Bachelor Finale Watch Party at Holler Brewing Co. | No Cover – Grab a cold beer and gather round to see who gets that last rose at the Arts District brewery. 6:30pm.
- The Corral Comedy Open Mic with Jesse James at the Secret Group | No Cover – Joke slinger Jesse James is hosting an opportunity for you to try out a new bit or catch a Houston comedian doing what they do best at the comedy club in EaDo. 10pm.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
- 46th Annual McDonald’s All American Games at Toyota Center – The 46th edition of this basketball showcase heads to Clutch City, offering a look at elite high school basketball talent and future NBA prospects, including Bronny James, son of LeBron James. $43 and up. 5:30pm.
- I.M. Enough: An Evening with Isaac Mizrahi at River Oaks Country Club – The incomparable fashion designer, talk show host and, most recently, Amos Hart in Broadway’s Chicago is the man of the evening at the Jung Center’s benefit at River Oaks Country Club. In-person tickets are $300 and up; $150 for a virtual ticket. 6pm.
- Disney Trivia at Little Woodrow’s Shepherd | No Cover – The Washington Ave outpost of Little Woodrow’s wants you to be their guest and let it go at their signature Disney trivia night. 7pm.
- Fetish Fantasies: A Kinky Burlesque Revue at AvantGarden – Allow some of Houston’s most talented burlesque artists to take you on a guided tour through the world of Fetish Fantasies at the eclectic Montrose mainstay. $15 and up. 8:30pm.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
- Wine Her Wednesday’s at Who Dat Daiquiri | No Cover – Bring any ladies in your life to Who Dat in South Side for an evening of R&B music, hookah, $6 glasses of wine, and more. 6pm to midnight.
- Wine Bingo at the Classy Cork | No Cover – Head on out to Spring for a classy twist on a familiar favorite game night, expertly paired with delicious wines and live music. 6:30pm.
- The Office Themed Trivia Night at Wakefield Crowbar | No Cover – Beers, beets, Battlestar Galactica and trivia on the beloved comedy await in Garden Oaks, so bring your buds for a competitive night of trivia. Free to play, but food and drinks are on you. 6:30pm.
- Menil Trivia Night & Public Beer Launch at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. | No Cover – Celebrate the release of the limited edition brew Hopps Hopps Hopps, inspired by Menil’s exhibition The Curatorial Imagination of Walter Hopps, and partake in a special edition of Menil-themed trivia. 7pm to 9pm.
- Chicken & Tacos Comedy at Houston Improv – Jeff Joe & Jessi Saldana are hosting a night of the three best things this side of the Mississippi: chicken, tacos, and comedy featuring comedians Jesse Peyton, Danny Guerrero, and Keisha Hunt at the Spring Branch stage. $20 for 2, and up. 7:30pm.
- Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band, with India Tigers In Texas in Concert at Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – The eclectic, Austin-based Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band plays to a standing room–only crowd, with India Tigers In Texas opening the show, at the historic Galveston venue. $10. 8:30pm.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
- Houston Astros Opening Day Street Fest at Minute Maid Park – The World Series champs kick off the 2023 season with live music, face painting, food trucks, giveaways and other fun for fans of every age. Stick around and watch the team in the first of four home games against the Chicago White Sox. Game ticket required for entry; $130 and up. 3pm to 6pm.
- MLB Opening Day featuring Astros Game at Wakefield Crowbar | No Cover – The Garden Oaks sports bar is showing the Astros game against the White Sox, broadcasting on a 24-foot TV wall, alongside other Opening Day action from around the MLB. 6pm.
- Yappy Hour at Urban South HTX | No Cover – Jenni’s Rescue Ranch is the guest of honor so grab your furry pals, get them dressed to the nines, and head to Urban South in Arts District where there will be drink specials, pet accessories, treat vendors, raffles and pet adoptions. 6pm to 8pm.
- Line Dance Lessons at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon | No Cover – Gather beneath the lights of a neon moon at Neon Boots saloon for free line dancing lessons to learn your 1’s and 2’s. 6:30pm to midnight.
- Comedian David Cross at White Oak Music Hall – The comedic legend of Mr. Show and Arrested Development fame is taking over the downstairs stage at White Oak Music Hall to give everyone a good dose of the Worst Daddy in the World Tour. $42.50 and up. 7pm.
- Drag Bingo at Eureka Heights Brewing Company | No Cover – Celebrate the beautiful majesty of one of America’s most in-demand drag queens, Houston’s own Dessie Love-Blake, as she hosts a delightful round of Drag Bingo in the taproom of Eureka Heights. Bring your own dauber or purchase one for $2. 7pm to 8:30pm.
- Trivia Night at Southern Star Brewery | No Cover – It’s time for Q’s and Brews with all questions being supplied by your hosts for the evening, Craft Quiz Co. Brews are on you. 7pm to 9pm.
- The Riot Comedy Club presents Will Burkart at Rudyard’s Pub – The L.A.–based stand-up comedian is pulling a double at one of the hottest comedy spots in town when he brings his national tour to Rudz for two shows in one night. $15 and up. 7pm and 9pm.
Friday, March 31, 2023
- Gameday Fan Fun with ESPN at J Bar M Barbecue & Beer Garden – Join ESPN 97.5 as it broadcasts live—including The Paul Gallant Show, The Killer Bs, and The Wheelhouse—from EaDo’s barbecue hotspot and beer garden. Expect tasty game day bites, world class BBQ, Don Cosmé frozen margaritas, 8th Wonder’s new Cougar Paw beer, and all day happy hour specials. 10am to 7pm.
- Music Industry Mixer at Heights House Hotel | FREE – Meet music artists, sound engineers, booking agents, venue owners and others at this mix-and-mingle event in the Heights. RSVP requested. 6pm to 9pm.
- Houston Scotch Whisky Society presents The Space C at the Texas Wine School – For whiskey enthusiasts, you’ll sample four single-cask Scotch expressions not available in the U.S., along with a 150-year-old bottle. $55 and up. 6pm to 9pm.
- Baseball Trivia at Urban South HTX Brewery | No Cover – Show off your baseball knowledge while you sip specialties like frozen beer, enjoy complimentary popcorn and get extra points for dressing on theme. 6:30pm.
- Writespace presents Reading & Open Mic at Antidote Coffee – Writers Sarah Gajkowski-Hill and Lakshmi Sunder share their work, plus guests are welcome to sign up for their own reading slot. Arriving early to secure seating is recommended. $5. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- ROAR Story Slam at Asia Society Texas Center – Six finalists from Korean American Story have six minutes to share stories in this competition, adhering to this year’s theme of “What the Heck.” Stick around at 9:30pm for an after party event with light refreshments and mingling. $35; $25 for students. 7pm to 11pm.
- Anime Night at the Secret Group | FREE w/RSVP – The EaDo venue hosts an evening of future funk, city pop, and Top 40 with cosplay. Free with RSVP (21+); $20 for ages 18 and up. 9pm to 2am.
- Depeche Mode Tribute with E-nertia at Etro Nightclub | No Cover – Pay tribute to one of the world’s most lasting new wave and synth pop bands by taking in a performance from Depeche Mode tribute band, E-nertia, at the Downtown nightclub. 10pm.
- Shouse DJ Set at Stereo Live – The EDM duo from down under are taking over the booth at the West Houston spot for electronica. $8. 10pm to 2am.
Saturday, April 1, 2023
- Old, Weird Houston! at the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art | FREE – Archivists from around the Bayou City region curate this collection of oddball ephemera that tell a local history of Houston. Plus, you can shop vendors offering Houston Proud swag, and enjoy bites and beverages. 10am to 5pm.
- Houston Folk, Blues & Red Dirt Festival at Independence Park | FREE – Head to Pearland for this full day of festivities with performances by Grammy-nominated gospel, folk and blues artists, headlined by Nashville’s Stone Senate. Food, shopping and more are part of the fun. 10:30am to 9pm.
- First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights | No Cover – On 19th Street, this market held on the first Saturday of each month invites visitors to shop artisan goods and artworks from local artists and vendors. Food truck bites, beer and vino will be available for purchase. 11am to 6pm.
- Spring Fest & Artisan Market at B-52 Brewing | FREE – The Conroe brewery is the place to be on a lovely Saturday afternoon to enjoy craft beer, live music, food trucks, and a spring-inspired photo booth. Noon to 5pm.
- Brincos Dieras & José Luis Zagar in Concert at Arena Theatre – Comedians Brincos Dieras and José Luis Zagar are bringing the house down in Southwest Houston when they stop through on their Se Los Cargó El Payaso World Tour 2023. $90 and up. 7pm.
- Aurora Picture Show presents Night Light on Buffalo Bayou Park’s East Trails | FREE – These site-specific video works light up the bayou as part of an event that includes music, food trucks and other festivities. 7:30pm to 10pm.
- Men’s Final Four Semifinals Games 1 & 2 at NRG Stadium – The first of two game days arrives at NRG Stadium, offering ticketholders a chance to catch both Final Four Semifinals ahead of Monday’s Championship game. Advance tickets are sold out; tickets as part of a hospitality package are $495.25 and up. Limited tickets will be made available for fans of competing teams when Semifinals are set. Resale tickets start at $225, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Game times TBA.
- Urban Trivia Game at Warehouse Live – The EaDo spot has a fun night of Urban Trivia planned with DJs Almostfamous and Stanley Newcomer providing the sounds. $15. 8pm.
- DrumLine Live at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – From the talented minds behind films Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat comes this live performance of soulful, high-stepping style of HBCU marching bands, featuring riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy. 8pm.
- Covenant in Concert at Numbers Nightclub – The classic electro-industrial band from Sweden is back on the Numbers stage with support from Psyche. $35 and up. 8pm.
- Ship Wrek DJ Set at Stereo Live – The West Houston venue hosts high energy and super fun hip-hop-meets-EDM duo Ship Wrek when they play a set at Stereo Live. $8. 10pm to 2am.
Sunday, April 2, 2023
- Art Car IPA 5K at St. Arnold Brewing Company – Combine your loves of fitness and beer in this morning race at Houston’s signature brewery. Entry fees include 5K entry, access to the post-race party, an Art Car IPA pint glass and more. Registration is $60; $30 to attend the party only. 8:30am.
- Brunch & Bingo at Gotti’s | No Cover – Gotti’s in EaDo has the brunch and bingo covered for you on a Sunday afternoon. Play some bingo to win drinks, carafes, and mimosa towers. Reservations are recommended. 11am to 4pm.
- 10th Annual Barbecue Festival at Humble Civic Center – The region’s best ‘cue spots turn out for this family-friendly event where you can sample flavors from Burns Original BBQ, Feges BBQ, Gatlin’s BBQ, Pinkerton’s Barbecue and many more. $60 and up; free for ages 6 and under. 1pm to 4pm.
- Sunday Funday Backyard Bash at Continental Club – Sparky Parker, a guitarist that riffs the blues, funk and soul, performs live at the Mid-Main venue. Bring a picnic and the whole family for an afternoon of music and fun. $5. 2pm to 6pm.
- Queen Legacy: A Tribute to Queen at Main Street Crossing – Head to Tomball for a spectacular showing by Queen Legacy, pulling all the hits, deep cuts, and classics for two shows in one night. $45 and up. 4pm and 8pm.
- GULP! featuring Mall Grab at Bauhaus Houston – Say goodbye to one week and hello to another as the London-based Aussie techno and house producer hops through the city to perform at Bauhaus. $15 and up. 6pm.
- Jack Daniel’s Honey Art, Beats & Lyrics at Post Houston | FREE with RSVP – The traveling urban art and music exhibition comes to Houston, offering a look at visionary artists and featuring hip-hop performances. 6pm to 11pm.
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