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Plan Your Weekend: January 26 to 29, 2023

A convention floor filled with vehicles and attendees
The Houston Auto & Boat Show returns to NRG, Wednesday to Sunday | Courtesy of Houston Auto Show

Updated Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 9:05pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 26 to Sunday, January 29, 2023.

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Things to Do
All Weekend Long

  • Houston Auto & Boat Show at NRG Center | Daily – Two big annual H-Town events return to NRG in the same weekend, with five days of the latest and best vehicles available on land and sea. $15 in advance; $20 at the door; free for ages 4 and under. Times vary.
  • Cirque du Soleil presents Kooza at Sam Houston Race Park | Daily | Opening Weekend – Returning to Houston for the second time in 10 years, the thrilling circus arts of Cirque du Soleil excite under the big top in Northwest Houston, featuring acrobatics, daredevil performances, laughter and wonder. $49 and up. Times vary.
  • Paranormal Cirque at Katy Mills | Daily | Closing Weekend – This macabre circus features acrobats, illusionists, mysterious creatures and more. $20; $10 for ages 13 to 17. No admittance for ages under 13. Times vary.
  • CraftTexas 2022 at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | Thursday to Saturday | Closing Weekend – Drawn from a pool of more than 250 applicants, this juried exhibition features some of the best in Texas-made contemporary craft—with a particularly strong showing of fiber, metal and mixed media—offering pieces that speak to the artists’ personal stories of struggle and resilience. 10am to 5pm.
  • Drunk Shakespeare at the Emerald Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | Opening Weekend – Five professional actors assemble on stage to perform one of the great plays of Shakespeare with a catch—one actor downs five shots of whiskey prior to the performance and the other actors strive to keep the script on track. $39 and up. Times vary.
  • Houston Dash 2023 Open Tryouts at Houston Sports Park | Friday & Saturday – If you think you have what it takes to crack an NWSL roster, the Dash will offer you the chance to prove it on a first-come, first-served basis in South Houston. $125. 9am.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Anthony DeVito at Rudyard’s | Friday & Saturday – For three shows over the weekend, the NYC-based comedian brings his award-winning brand of humor and insights to the upstairs stage in Montrose. Times vary.
Performers in skeleton costumes dance at a circus

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
at Sam Houston Race Park
Daily

Returning to Houston for the second time in 10 years, the thrilling circus arts of Cirque du Soleil excite under the big top in Northwest Houston, featuring acrobatics, daredevil performances, laughter and wonder.

$49 and up | Times vary

  • Comedian Mark Curry at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper actor and comedian hits the West Houston comic stage for five shows over the weekend. Tickets are sold by the table; 40 for 2, and up. Times vary.
  • Paradise Blue at Ensemble Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – When gifted trumpeter Blue considers selling his jazz club in Detroit, the fates of many are thrown into question. This drama is infused with music, and explores the connections that make us human. This production runs through Sunday, February 26. $34 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Grand Opera presents Werther at Wortham Center | Friday & Sunday – Massanet’s elegant opera is a story of unrequited love that cascades to a tragic end. Rarely seen, this opera is back on the HGO stage for the first time in 40 years. $20 and up. Friday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.
  • Galveston Museum Day in Galveston | Saturday & Sunday – Score tickets at discounted rates to nearly a dozen of Galveston Island’s museums, including the Railroad Museum, Moody Mansion, Bryan Museum, the Grand 1894 Opera House, and more. Prices and times vary.
  • Year of the Rabbit Celebration at Viet Hoa Center | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Celebrate the Lunar New Year with back-to-back days of festivities, including appearances by city officials, red envelope ceremonies, dancing and music, lion dance performances, and much more. 11am to 6pm.
  • 2023 Trap & Paint Houston at Grooves | Saturday & Sunday – Let out your inner artist while letting loose to trap hits and enjoying gourmet foods at this two-day event in Third Ward. Tickets are available for three-hour time slots. $20 and up. Times vary.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday & Sunday – Marvel at the gravity-defying experience of monster trucks when Monster Jam arrives in Houston. Fan favorites like Grave Digger and others will take to the dirt course for freestyle, skills challenges and racing competitions across each of the scheduled events. $20 and up. Saturday 7pm; Sunday 3pm.

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THURSDAY
January 26, 2023

Latin Thursdays
at Social Beer Garden
Thursday, January 26

The Midtown beer garden hosts another edition of its Thursday night dance social where you can groove to merengue, cumbia and salsa.

No Cover | 8pm

  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do are happening all weekend long. Scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

FRIDAY
January 27, 2023

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Holocaust Museum Houston | FREE – On the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, HMH welcomes visitors with free admission to explore the history of the Holocaust as well as the ongoing struggle for human rights around the globe. 10am to 5pm.
  • Trebly Park Grand Opening in Downtown | FREE – Three blocks from Toyota Center, Trebly Park is unveiled to the public with a free celebration featuring sweet treats from Tout Suite, a dog park debut, carnival games, and live music from Davi Jay and the Bourbon Street Experience. 2pm to 7pm.
  • Intertwined, Wined & Dined at Houston Botanic Garden – Enjoy an exclusive after hours sunset tour of the Houston Botanic Garden and its newest exhibition, Steve Tobin’s Intertwined: Exploring Nature’s Networks. Then, take a seat around the courtyard for an immersive 5-course pop-up dinner and wine pairing from Chef Thomas Stacy. $260. 5pm to 8:30pm.
  • Friday Night Fever: Beginner’s Salsa Dance Lessons at M-K-T | FREE – Get your salsa steps in order at a free one-hour class led by KDENCE Studios on the patio, followed by a 30-minute dance session. 6pm to 7:30pm.
  • Summer Rebels Movie Screening at Czech Center Museum Houston | FREE – The Czech cultural center hosts a screening of the 2020 film directed by Martina Sakova, Summer Rebels, about a boy who sets off on his own adventure when his mom takes control of summer plans. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Houston, We Need a Title Opening Reception at Reeves Art & Design | FREE – In Montrose, Reeves brings together the works of more than 25 Texas artists in a showcase that spans multiple styles and eclectic tastes. Take a moment in the week leading up to submit your title idea for the show and it just may be announced as the winner at the opening reception. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Friday Night Flights: The ’80s Trivia Night at Urban South HTX | No Cover – At the Arts District brewery, you can participate in a totally tubular trivia night about the ’80s while enjoying themed frozen beers and complimentary popcorn. 6:30pm.

Houston, We Need a Title
at Reeves Art & Design
Friday, January 27

In Montrose, Reeves brings together the works of more than 25 Texas artists in a showcase that spans multiple styles and eclectic tastes. Take a moment in the week leading up to submit your title idea for the show and it just may be announced as the winner at the opening reception.

FREE | 6pm to 9pm

  • A Barrel Aged Evening at Saint Arnold BreweryGuests can get an exclusive glimpse inside the Saint Arnold Barrel Room and enjoy a plethora of barrel aged beers from its cellar. Admission includes samplings of eleven barrel aged beers, two straight-from-the-barrel tastings, open bar pours from its regular lineup of suds, a heavy appetizer buffet, souvenir glass, Barrel Room tour, and 500 mL bottle of Vanilla Mocha Bourbon Barrel Commitment Imperial Stout to take home. $80. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Noah Kahan in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The folk pop singer-songwriter brings songs from his October release, Stick Season, to the downstairs stage at White Oak. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Winter Beer Dinner at B-52 Brewing – In Conroe, the adventurous brewery in a wooded setting hosts a delicious five-course dinner, expertly paired with five tasty offerings from the taps. $65. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Charlie y La Tribu Cubana in Concert at MECA TBH Center – The Second Ward cultural center hosts Charlie y La Tribu Cubana, playing Latin music indigenous to Cuba, including the traditional Son-Montuno from Santiago, the funky Havana-Miami style salsa, and timba. $20. 7:30pm.
  • Aperio presents Hot Buttered Rumba at MATCH – Showcasing the adventurous spirit of contemporary Latin American music, Aperio’s Hot Buttered Rumba irreverently explores the spellbinding lyricism, sensuous harmonies, and bold rhythmic gestures that define South American classical and popular musical styles. $35. 7:30pm.
  • Glow in the Glades 2023 at Clay Family Eastern Glades – This sixth annual event invites the public to join Memorial Park Conservancy’s young professionals group, Urban Wild, for a night of open bar and light bites, a silent disco, ice carving and more. $100 and up. 7:30pm to 11pm.

Glow in the Glades
at Eastern Glades
Friday, January 27

This sixth annual event invites the public to join Memorial Park Conservancy’s young professionals group, Urban Wild, for a night of open bar and light bites, a silent disco, ice carving and more.

$100 and up | 7:30pm to 11pm

  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston are happening all weekend long. Scroll up to see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Things to Do on Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2023.

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Plan Your 5-Day Thanksgiving Weekend: November 23 to 27, 2022

The annual Thanksgiving Day Parade comes through Downtown yet again for a free morning of balloons and entertainment | Photo: Donna Carson; courtesy of City of Houston

Updated Monday, November 21, 2022 at 2:30pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our 5-day Thanksgiving Weekend Guide for Wednesday, November 23 to Sunday, November 27, 2022.

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Things to Do All Weekend Long

  • 2022 Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston | Daily (except Thanksgiving Day) – Galaxy Lights returns this year with a stellar spectacle that twinkles throughout the campus, allowing visitors to step through space-themed light installations, take in high-tech experiences, and walk among flown spacecraft in a one-of-a-kind holiday event that can only be found in Space City. Closed on Thanksgiving Day; on view through New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023. $19.95 and up; free for ages 3 and under. Combo tickets that offer admission to the Space Center exhibits are also available. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 62nd Annual AutoRama at George R. Brown Convention Center | Thanksgiving, Thursday to Sunday – Kicking off on Thanksgiving, the AutoRama offers four days of automotive spectacle with showcases of beautiful, customized muscle cars, lowriders, hot rods and other chromed-out vehicles. $23; $4.99 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Fall Festival at George Ranch Historical Park | Friday & Saturday – The Fort Bend historical park hosts a cowboy-themed Fall Festival with glimpses of life in the past, plus goodies like spiced hot apple cider off the 1860s cast iron stove, s’mores at the cowboy campfire, and craft activities with corn at the 1830s stock farm. $10 and up. 10am to 2pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents Fumi Abe at Rudyard’s Pub | Friday & Saturday – On back-to-back nights at the upstairs stage, Fumi Abe visits to share his latest material, coming off his work as a writer for The Late Late Show with James Corden and as podcast host for Asian Not Asian. $17 and up. Times vary.
  • Black Friday Holiday Flea at Silver Street | Friday to Sunday – Ditch the crowds at big box retailers and opt for some Black Friday shopping from more than 75 local vendors and artisans doling out leather goods, handmade jewelry, gourmet foods, home decor and more. $5; free for ages 12 and under. 10am to 5pm.
  • Friendswood’s Lighted Christmas Trail Opening Weekend at Stevenson Park | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Kicking off a month-long holiday celebration that runs through the end of December, the lighted Christmas trail opens to the public on Thanksgiving weekend, offering families a chance to stroll through twinkling lights, mail letters to Santa, and snap some memorable photos. 5pm daily.
  • We So Houston Art Show at Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Friday to Sunday | No Cover – Held at the Saint A beer hall throughout the weekend, Houstonians can learn about the city’s rich history and culture through art, food and local beer. Times vary.
  • Comedian Lavell Crawford at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Known for his role as Huell in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, the actor and comedian brings his stand-up set to the Improv stage for a weekend of his latest work. $70 for 2, and up. Times vary.
  • Houston Symphony presents Disney’s Fantasia at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – The orchestra plays the lush, classical music-inspired score to Disney’s 1940 animated masterpiece while the movie plays on screen. $29 and up. Times vary.

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Ongoing Theater Shows & Arts Performances

Many plays, musicals, and other stage shows span multiple weeks. Scroll down to find new shows opening this week, then ongoing performances, followed by shows that are wrapping up this weekend.

Keep track of more openings with our weekly roundup of Performing Arts events.

  • Stages presents Panto Snow White & the Seven Dorks at the Gordy | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – The Panto tradition returns with an all-new holiday show, this one delightfully skewering the Snow White tale. The Evil Queen has a high-tech virtual mirror and she’s banished Snow White to the wilds of Silicon Valley, where she encounters seven dorky hackers. Expect hilarity to ensue. Production runs through Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Wortham Center | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – The Tchaikovsky classic returns to the stage, as only the Houston Ballet can deliver it. Stanton Welch’s take on this beloved story of young Clara and the nutcracker she receives as a gift on one magical Christmas Eve offers grand sets, gorgeous costumes and stunning dance. Production runs through Tuesday, December 27. $35 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Main Street Theater for Youth presents Cinderella at MATCH | Friday & Saturday | Ongoing – The beloved story comes to life as a musical, backed by music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This stage adaption is based on the popular teleplay, and captures the romance of Cinderella and her prince, the capers of her stepsisters and the magic of her fairy godmother, who shows that impossible things happen every day. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • A Motown Christmas at Ensemble Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Ongoing – Get into the groove that only the signature sound from Detroit can deliver. This Motown revue in Midtown blends traditional holiday carols with soulful sounds from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more. $44 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley at Main Street Theater | Friday to Sunday | Ongoing – Jane Austen fans and lovers of drawing room comedy will delight in this holiday bonbon that takes places in the servants hall at Pemberley, Mr. Darcy’s estate. As the Darcys and their guests enjoy the holiday upstairs, hijinks are afoot downstairs, especially when Lydia’s incorrigible husband arrives. $44 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Stages presents Houston for the Holidays With DeQuina Moore at the Gordy | Friday to Sunday | Ongoing – The Houston native, who starred in Stages’ Plumshuga, hits the stage for a holiday-themed cabaret-style evening of song and story. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • A Christmas Carol at Alley Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Ongoing – The beloved Charles Dickens Christmas story returns, telling the tale of the miserly Scrooge visited by three spirits who compel him to change his ways, in a new production adapted and directed by Alley artistic director Rob Melrose. $41 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Catastrophic Theatre presents They Do Not Move at MATCH | Friday to Sunday | Ongoing – Imagine a future where American democracy is vanquished and monarchist forces roam the land seeking out waifs and strays. Descending into the absurd, this play features a beauty pageant, a sitcom, and is full of references to horror movies, Texas law and other pop culture nods. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Times vary.
  • The Garden Theatre presents Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical at MATCH | Friday to Sunday | Final Weekend – Based on the 1990s film starring Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe, this musical takes audiences into a manipulative liaison in Manhattan. $25. Times vary.
  • Classical Theatre Company presents The Marriage of Figaro at the DeLuxe Theater | Friday & Saturday | Final Weekend – Audiences may be familiar with the opera of the same name, but this French farce on which the opera is based, predates it. Classical Theatre Company artistic director John Johnston offers his own translation of the story of Figaro as he prepares to wed the love of his life. Spoiler alert: hijinks ensue. $25. Showtimes vary.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022

  • World Cup Watch Parties at William Price Distilling Company | No Cover – Catch all the World Cup action on Thanksgiving at the Garden Oaks distillery. Uruguay faces South Korea at 7am to kick things off, followed by Portugal vs. Ghana at 10am, and Brazil vs. Serbia at 1pm. All games screening on the 20-foot screen, with food and drinks available all day. 7am to 3pm.
  • BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trot in Uptown – The annual Thanksgiving tradition returns to the Galleria area this year, sending thousands of runners from near the Waterwall, through Uptown and Tanglewood, and ending by the Galleria. Registration starts at $40 for the 5K; $45 for the 10K; and $15 for the Kids Run. 7:25am to 10am.
  • 33rd Annual YMCA Run Thru the Woods at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The annual tradition in the Woodlands will see thousands of runners take to the woods around the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to help support local non-profit organizations. Registration starts at $40. 7:30am to 10am.
  • Galveston Island Turkey Trot in Menard Park – The annual Galveston Turkey Trot features a flat ocean-view course along the Seawall and welcomes both runners and walkers of all ages. Registration is $40 for the 5K. 7:30am to 11am.
  • 73rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown | FREE – Get into the holiday spirit at the 70th Annual H-E-B Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade, a showcase of sensational floats, high-flying balloons, marching bands, artistic entries, and live entertainment through the streets of Downtown. 9am to 11am.
  • Free Thanksgiving Meals at Monkey’s Tail in Northside | FREE – For the third year, the Northside bar and cantina is handing out 500 individual meals for free. Distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, visitors will receive boxed meals with fried dark and white meat turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels, cornbread stuffing and more. 9am to 11am.
  • Thanksgiving at Brennan’s of Houston – The longtime Midtown staple hosts their annual three-course Thanksgiving Day meal with Creole and holiday classics. $84; $30 for children (no age specified). 11am to 7pm.
  • Thanksgiving Day at Kemah Boardwalk | No Cover – The Boardwalk is open all Thanksgiving Day long, offering rides, food, and boardwalk games. Noon to 9pm.
  • Thanksgiving at CRÚ Food & Wine Bar – At both of its locations (in Houston and the Woodlands), CRÚ serves up a three-course, fall-inspired meal with an amuse bouche of butternut squash and burrata bruschetta; indulgent starters like pumpkin ricotta ravioli, or lobster and saffron risotto; a roasted turkey breast with all the fixings; and servings of pumpkin cheesecake or chocolate molten cake. $52; $25 for ages 12 and under. Noon to 9pm.
  • Thanksgiving at Bludorn – The acclaimed French-inspired, New American restaurant helmed by Chef Aaron Bludorn opens their doors on Thanksgiving with a three-course meal highlighted by appetizers like maitake mushroom and fennel soup, Heritage turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, potato gnocchi with butternut squash brown butter foam, and classic desserts. $105; $55 for ages 12 and under. 3pm to 7pm.
  • 34th Annual Uptown Holiday Lighting on Post Oak Boulevard | FREE – The annual Uptown Holiday Lighting kicks off the holiday season with the illumination of Uptown’s 300 custom, 20-foot tall holiday trees along Post Oak Boulevard with live fireworks, holiday shopping, street entertainment, and appearance by Santa Claus, and more. 4pm to 7pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Live Laugh Love on Thanksgiving at Rudyard’s Pub – Local comic talent and headliners join forces to share heartbreak stories and perhaps give you a little something to feel thankful for. $15 and up. 7pm and 9pm.
  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do are happening all weekend long. Scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Black Friday, November 25, 2022

  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston are happening all weekend long. Scroll up to see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Things to Do on Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27, 2022.

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