Exploring Houston This Weekend

The sun is shining on the Gulf Coast this weekend. But, that may change in the coming days. It’s a great time to get out and explore Houston this weekend. Exploring the city you may think you know an make living here muck more interesting. For new and exciting things to do in Houston, 365 Things To Do In Houston Has a long list of suggestions.

Plan Your Weekend: April 25 to 28, 2019

Soundbites Food Truck Fest | Photo courtesy of Back Restaurant Week

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Shop vintage finds and theatrical costumes at a unique market; spend Thursday evening listening to a powerful concert by an award-winning pianist; wine at dine all weekend long at Galveston’s annual festival; cheer on your favorite team in the Houston Roller Derby; learn how to butcher a whole hog and more.  

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Things to Do All Weekend

Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Dining Out For Life 2019 – A myriad of Houston’s top eateries come together for this annual, city-wide fundraiser, which benefits local AIDS service organization AFH and related programs that serve thousands of Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS. To participate, simply dine out and pick up your tab at restaurants like B&B Butchers, Barnaby’s, Ginger & Fork, Le Colonial, Niko Nikos, and El Real. Prices, times, and locations vary.
  • Rhyme and Reason: A Celebration of Black History at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Honor significant people and events from Black History with a performance of poetry, music, and movement by Houston’s Poet Laureate, Deborah DEEP Mouton, and members of the Houston VIP Poetry Slam Team at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 11am.
  • Yekwon Sunwoo in Concert at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts – Swoon to the sounds of a powerful piano concerto by Yekwon Sunwoo, who achieved a gold medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He’ll play pieces from composers Schumann, Liszt, and Schubert. Tickets start at $45. 7:30pm.
  • A Hulu Original Comedy Tour with Ramy Youssef & Friends at White Oak Music Hall – Join actor, comedian and producer Ramy Youssef for an evening of comedy and free cocktails to celebrate the launch of his new, self-titled series on Hulu, RAMY.7:30pm to 9pm.
  • Butchery Demo at Revival Market – Discover the art of butchering a whole hog as Yonder Way Farms’ Jason Kramer joins Morgan Weber and Jack Matusek for a butchery demo at Revival Market. Prior to the demo, you can nosh on a selection of meats from Revival Market’s charcuterie case, and then sit down for a BYOB, family-style meal following the demo. Tickets are $125 per person, plus gratuity, and there are only 30 seats available. 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Evening in the Park at Hermann Park – Sip cocktails along the Jones Reflection Pool, then enjoy an elegant dinner, dessert, and dancing beside McGovern Lake at Evening in the Park. Hosted by Hermann Park Conservancy, the annual spring gala benefits daily volunteer and stewardship programs that maintain and improve the park. $500. 6:30pm.
  • Two Saints and a Taco Tasting at Saint Arnold Brewing Company – Taste tacos from some of Houston’s most popular eateries at Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, an annual event that benefits the UST Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Fund. Aside from tasty bites, the fundraiser also features a silent auction and live music. $50.6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Comedian Christine Gambito at Houston Improv – Laugh it up when the internet personality, actress, and comedian, Christine Gambito performs live at Houston Improv. Better known for her screen name HappySlip, Gambito has maintained one of the most-subscribed-to channels on YouTube. Tickets range from $25 to $50. 7pm.
  • Brew at the Zoo at Houston Zoo – Stroll through animal exhibits while sipping beers from more than 20 local breweries at the Houston Zoo’s second edition of Brew at the Zoo. You can enjoy live music, photobooths, a henna station, a caricature artist, tasty bites, and special animal presentations, all in support of the zoo’s efforts to save local species. Tickets start at $45. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Constellation Field – Watch the Sugar Land Skeeters step up to the plate and take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in a baseball game at Constellation Field. Tickets start at $8 for lawn seating. 7:05pm.
  • Snoop Dogg in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Drop it likes it’s hot at a live show by Snoop Dogg as he celebrates “25 Years of Doggystyle” with support from Warren G, G Funk, and Tha Dogg Pound at Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $39.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
  • Peter Bjorn & John in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Catch an indie rock show by the popular Swedish trio, Peter, Bjorn & John, when they play songs like “Young Folks” and “Second Chance” for a live audience downstairs at White Oak Music Hall. $22. 8pm.
  • The EaDo Comedy Show at CSz Arena – For this improv show, ComedySportz Houston will draw from the vibe of the East Downtown neighborhood and call on audience members to participate. $10; limited comped and discounted $5 tickets available. 8pm.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

  • tastytrade’s He Said, She Said Tour at House of Blues | FREE – Discover investing tips and tricks when the stars of tastytrade present the “He Said, She Said Tour” at House of Blues. You can meet your favorite tasty star, hear their stories, play games, and head home with swag and prizes. 9am to 11am.
  • Love & Make’s DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop in Rice Village – Craft a gorgeous macrame wall hanging out of simple cord and twine in this DIY workshop led by designer Tanya Bagashkawill at Love & Make in Rice Village. BYOB and snacks are welcome. $50. 6:30pm.
  • 7th Annual West Houston Food Truck Festival – Some of the city’s most popular food trucks come together for the seventh annual West Houston Food Truck Festival, held at on the Temple Sinai campus. Participating eateries include The Waffle Bus, Coreano’s, The Burger Joint, Wokker Texas Ranger and more. While you eat, you can enjoy music by Mixdoctors Mobile DJs, bounce houses, and a variety of children’s activities. Tickets are $8 at the gate, not including food and beverage purchases. Noon to 4pm.
  • Cigna Sunday Streets in Midtown | FREE – Be active when Cigna Sunday Streets Houston, an initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians, happens in Midtown. This family-friendly event opens a stretch of streets normally reserved for cars and other vehicles to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. Noon to 4pm.
  • Texas Bridal & Wedding Expo at George R. Brown Convention Center – Dream up your perfect wedding at the Texas Bridal & Wedding Expo, which will showcase top bridal fashion, flowers, cakes, catering, DJs, venues, bands, honeymoon destinations and more, at George R. Brown Convention Center. $10. Noon to 5pm.
  • Heads & Tail: A Beer, Crawfish & Music Happening at 8th Wonder Brewery – 8th Wonder’s fifth annual crawfish rager steps it up a notch with fresh crawfish from local favorite Saigon Kitchen, live music headlined by Bonerama, always tasty 8W brews, and more. $20 general admission; or $35 advance/$45 at the door Beer & Crawfish package which also includes 1.5 pounds of crawfish (including corn and potato), three beer tokens, and a limited edition Heads & Tails pint glass. Noon to 6pm.
  • Cajun & Crawfish with Contemporary Art Museum Fort Bend at Harvest Green | FREE – Stuff your face with juicy crawdads while you embrace the beauty of Louisianan art, music, and culture when Harvest Green hosts the Cajun & Crawfish event at the Contemporary Art Museum Fort Bend. Food and drink available for purchase. 2pm to 6pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dash as they play the Courage in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $15. 5pm.
  • Cowboy Open at Houston Polo Club – Cheer from the stands as two polo teams compete in the Cowboy Cup at the Houston Polo Club. You can also expect live music, a display of 2019 Land Rovers, a halftime divot stomp, and concessions from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Tickets start at $30. 5pm.

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