Updated: Monday, November 28, 2022 at 8:45pm.
Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, November 28 to Sunday, December 4, 2022.
Your favorite nightlife guide is back to cure your weekly FOMO. We’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening all week long around Houston, from Monday through Sunday.
Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston This Week: November 28 to December 4, 2022
- Harry Potter: A Yule Ball Celebration | Daily – Immerse yourself in a whimsical wintertime ball honoring the iconic Triwizard tradition, complete with amazing performances, photo opps, themed food and drink to purchase, dancing, and more. Costumes and/or cocktail attire encouraged. Times vary.
- World Cup Headquarters at Social Beer Garden HTX | Daily | No Cover – The Midtown beer garden hosts every game of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Games are shown in English and Spanish through 20 indoor TVs and a large outdoor screen. 9am to 3pm.
- Loro x Uchi Collaboration Dinner at Loro | Wednesday, November 30 & Thursday, December 1 – The popular Heights Asian and Texan–inspired smokehouse, Loro, is hosting a collaborative meal including not only their own smoked meats but also exquisite traditional Japanese dishes from Uchi, Uchiko and Uchibā. $74.95 per person. 11am to 10pm.
- Comedian Dan Soder at Houston Improv | Thursday, December 1 to Saturday, December 3 – The New York-based comedian, actor, radio personality, and writer is going to be in Spring Branch slinging four shows worth of jokes over three nights. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- The Riot Comedy Club presents Daniel Weingarten at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3 – The upstairs stage in Montrose hosts the LA-based comedian, who offers his unique insights on culture, family, relationships and everything in between, built on experiences as the song of Mexican, Argentinian and Jewish immigrants. $17 and up. Times vary.
- Òrêké By TAMRIS Holiday Pop-Up at Post Houston | Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4 | No Cover – The Indigenous fashion brand, TAMRIS, presents their annual mega holiday market featuring more than 50 local brands at Post. 11am to 10pm.
Monday, November 28, 2022
- 2022 World Cup Big Screen Watch Party: Brazil vs Switzerland at William Price Distilling | No Cover – Keep the World Cup party going and watch Brazil face off with Switzerland while enjoying cocktails on the big screen at William Price Distilling in the Heights. Noon.
- The Corral Comedy Open Mic with Jesse James at the Secret Group | No Cover – Host Jesse James is facilitating an opportunity to try out any bits you’ve got floating around the ol’ noggin, or to catch some material from local comedians in the community. 9:30pm.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
- How I Met Your Mother Trivia & Steak Night at Front Porch Pub | No Cover – Show off your knowledge about the friends from New York and get a delicious 16-oz steak with a loaded baked potato for only $20, as Front Porch Pub hosts a HIMYM trivia night. 6:30pm.
- College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Norfolk State at Fertitta Center – Cheer on the No. 1 nationally-ranked team, Houston’s very own Coogs, as they take on the Spartans of Norfolk State. $15 and up, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- A.F.I. at White Oak Music Hall – The emo rock kingpins are wreaking havoc in the H touring their eleventh studio album, Bodies, and will have special guest Drab Majesty in tow. $29.50 and up. 8pm.
- Judas Priest with Queensryche at 713 Music Hall – 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 713, supported by their heavy metal progeny, Queensryche. $59 and up. 8pm.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
- Drawing Salon at Rienzi – Take in the wonders of the Rienzi in the evening as artist Isela Aguirre assists any skill level in a drawing from life lesson, featuring models dressed in 18th-century attire. Supplies will be provided. $20 for adults; $15 for ages 13 to 18 and 65+; free for ages 12 and under. 6pm to 8pm.
- Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas at House of Blues – Hep cats and cool kittens get ready because Scott Bradlee’s rotating music collective is going to be in town playing their own special version of all the Christmas classics in the style of big band swing and beyond. $32.50 and up. 7pm.
- Game of Thrones Trivia at McIntyre’s Heights | No Cover – Hitch up your dragon and make your way to Westeros by way of McIntyre’s for trivia, drink specials, and fajitas, all to benefit the Houston Food Bank. 7pm.
- Blue Oyster Cult at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – The band that could be considered one of the founding fathers of prog rock is bringing all their hits—and especially more cowbell—to the Woodlands. $158 and up. 8pm.
- Texas Eagles Tribute Band at Post Houston – The tribute band to one of America’s most iconic ’70s rock bands is going to be playing in the heart of Downtown, so take it easy and get to grooving. $20. 8pm to 10pm.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
- Holiday Small Business Pop Up at Spaces | No Cover – Support local small businesses in an effort to find special gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season—and maybe leave with something for yourself—by trying your luck with a raffle, door prizes, and goodie bag giveaways. 4pm to 7pm.
- Winter Sound Series & Film Screening: HYDEHEART x Mija at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | No Cover – CAMH’s Winter Sound Series begins with live music on the plaza courtesy of HYDEHEART and a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Mija; a tribute to immigrants and their children, and director Isabel Castro’s debut feature. 5pm to 8pm.
- Miracle Pop-Up at Daiquiri Time Out, Johnny’s Gold Brick & Winnie’s | No Cover – The holiday pop-up Miracle is back at some of Houston and Galveston’s best cocktail bars for a kitschy holiday-themed night including cheerful cocktails, delicious snacks, and festive vibes. Times and prices vary.
- Energy Corridor’s 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Houston West | FREE – As you may know, everything’s bigger in Texas and that includes this year’s 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Live music, Santa Claus photo-ops, more than 20 local vendors, and the lighting of the district’s 50-foot tree await you and your family at this free event. 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Degas & the Laundress: Women, Work, and the Avant-Garde in 19th Century Paris Lecture at Museum of Fine Arts Houston | FREE – The associate curator of prints and drawings at the Cleveland Museum of Art will be leading a lecture evaluating the evolution of Degas’ interest in the subject of women and work and the lasting role it would play in 19th-century pop culture. 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
- Holly Jolly Jingle at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | FREE – Students from all over Conroe ISD are hitting Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to provide all the holly jolly vibes anyone could ever need by performing holiday jingles and carols all over the plaza. 7pm.
- The Grinch Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE – Pack a blanket, picnic, and maybe some friends as you enjoy the Grinch on a lovely fall evening in the heart of Downtown Houston. 7pm to 10pm.
Friday, December 2, 2022
- ROCO Connections: Yuletide Brunch & Brass at Houston Botanic Garden – Get the first weekend of December off to a good start and get into the holiday spirit as the ROCO Brass Quintet takes the stage to perform jazzy holiday arrangements while you enjoy a delicious brunch. $75; $35 for ages 12 and under. 10am to noon.
- East End Holiday Homes Tour at East End Historical District in Galveston – Tour the elegant and festively decorated properties built at the height of Galveston’s most prosperous era, all while listening to joyous holiday classics. $25. 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
- All Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Wine Dinner at Nice Winery – The West Houston winery and Chef Randy Pinney present an evening of classic steakhouse cuisine paired with an array of award-winning vintages of Nice’s highest caliber cabernet sauvignon wines. $185. 6pm.
- Holiday on 19th Street in the Heights | No Cover – This annual holiday event on 19th in the Heights helps you to get into the holiday spirit with shopping in the historic district and snow that will help transform the popular destination, along with local eats and live music. 6pm to 10pm.
- Uncle Tino, with A More Perfect Union and Moe Lerma in Concert at Axelrad – The upstairs stage at Axelrad hosts local alt hip-hop artist, Uncle Tino, joined by A More Perfect Union and Moe Lerma. $15. 7pm.
- Latina Podcasters Posadas Live at Ronin Harrisburg – Celebrate latinidad in the East End as Texas’ Latina Podcasters present this cultural event featuring fireside chats with Latina podcasters, holiday spirits, posadas, carols, and a Latina-owned vendor market. $25. 7pm to midnight.
- Paul Cauthen in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Tyler, Texas native and singer-songwriter, Big Velvet, is bringing his own style of old-fashioned outlaw country and Americana mixed with gospel down to the Heights on tour for his latest album, Country Coming Down. $30 and up. 8pm.
- Disco Expressions: Disco Wonderland at the Continental Club – Celebrate the holiday season with a sparkling disco ball and tunes straight from the ’70s when the Continental Club turns into a Disco Wonderland. $15 and up. 9pm.
- Cheat Codes at Stereo Live – The L.A. based electronic DJ trio is making their way down South touring the last iteration of their three-part debut studio album, 2022’s Hellraiser, Pt. 3. $10. 10pm to 2am.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
- 3rd Annual Pawliday Market at Powder Keg | No Cover – In Memorial City, the popular drinkery brings a holiday bash for you and your furry friends. Shop more than 40 local vendors, throw on an ugly sweater for you and your (leashed) pup, take selfies with Santa, and more. 10am to 2pm.
- 12th Annual Katy Old Fashioned Christmas in Historic Downtown Katy | 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.
- Tamale Festival Houston at Navigation Esplanade – It’s tamale time as the 11th annual Tamale Festival returns to the East End for an excellent festival replete with entertainment for the entire family, including a Shakira tribute experience. $9.99 and up. 11am to 7pm.
- Houston Margarita Festival at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – It’s about to be a party at the beautiful Buffalo Bayou Park as the 10th annual Margarita Festival returns boasting not only a wide range of margarita flavors to try, but an opportunity to join your community in dancing and revelry with a live DJ on site, as well as food vendors and more. $15 and up in advance; $30 day of. Noon to 10pm.
- Open Studio: Fashion Mobiles at CAMH | FREE – Flex your creativity bone at CAMH and learn to create a mobile that reflects your personality, style, and cultural identity, inspired by the Troy Montes Michie: Rock of Eye exhibition. 2pm to 4pm.
- Holiday Brews on the Bend at Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens – Step into the beautiful grounds and gardens of Bayou Bend and enjoy beer tastings from select breweries while you listen to the live jazz sounds of the Black Luster Quartet, featuring Philippe Edison on saxophone. $35. 2pm to 6pm.
- Only the Forest Knows… Opening Reception at Archway Gallery | FREE – Join the Montrose community for the opening reception of this collaborative exhibition featuring new works by local artists Andrea Wilkonson and Christie Coker; light bites, wine, and complimentary valet parking will be available as well as an opportunity to hear directly from the artists about their works. 5pm to 8pm.
- Holly Jolly Holiday Beer Fest at Little Woodrow’s Heights | No Cover – Multiple breweries will gather at the Heights outpost of the popular bar to showcase their holiday brews with free tastings and giveaways. 5pm to 8pm.
- FKOA presents Funk ‘n’ Soul at Smart Financial Centre – The first Saturday of December is going off with a bang as funk and soul heavyweights Cameo, SOS Band, Midnight Star, and more light up the stage in Sugar Land. $39.50 and up. 6pm.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Screening at Moody Center for the Arts | FREE – Rice University’s Moody Center hosts a family-friendly, outdoor screening of Tim Burton’s holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. 6pm to 8pm.
- Channel 5 Live with Andrew Callaghan at the Heights Theater – There are two opportunities to check out Andrew Callaghan, the gonzo journalist who went viral on YouTube for his deadpan humor–infused, unfiltered reporting on complex social and political issues, as he brings the Channel 5 phenomenon to the Heights. $40 and up. 7pm and 9pm.
- SanLuis in Concert at Arena Theatre – Latin pop stars and los hermanos Venezuelanos, SanLuis, are making a stop at Arena Theatre in Southwest Houston while on their Ilusionista tour. $25 and up. 8pm.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
- Sazon Latin Food Festival at Karbach Brewing Co. | 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.
- Crafts & Crafts: Stamp Making Workshop at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. – Learn some printmaking skills and produce a 4”x4” linoleum stamp, hand carved by you at this workshop at the Heights brewery. $45. 1pm to 5pm.
- A Special Evening with Ke’Erron: Chances Live Recording at White Oak Music Hall – Catch a one-of-a-kind experience in the Heights with a live album recording of Trinidadian American and Houston’s native son, Ke’Erron’s newest record, Chances. $25 and up. 6:30pm.
- Alexandra Kay in Concert at House of Blues – The viral country music sensation comes to Downtown in support of her latest release, Backroad Therapy. $25. 7pm.
Find More Things to Do in Houston All Year Long
If you don’t want to miss a thing, you can also opt in to our Daily Update emails (emailed 5 days a week).