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.
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Friday, April 26, 2019
- Chvrches in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Jam out to the ethereal pop music of Chvrches with a live show by the Scottish band at White Oak Music Hall. Cherry Glazerr opens the show. $34. 6pm.
- Candle Pouring with Essential Oils Class at Art Cellar Houston – Bask in the aromas of your favorite essential oils as you learn how to pour scented candles in this DIY workshop at Art Cellar Houston. Hosted by Pop Shop America, the BYOB class includes all necessary supplies and laid-back tunes to get your creative juices flowing.$36. 7pm to 9pm.
- Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green | FREE – Close out Jazz Appreciation Month with a free performance by New York-based drummer Sammy Miller and his six-piece band at Discovery Green. 7pm.
- Family Movie Night: Wonder Woman at Levy Park | FREE – Bring the family to a free screening of the action-packed blockbuster from 2017, Wonder Woman, at Levy Park. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Leon Bridges in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Sing along to the rhythm and blues of Leon Bridges as he brings his live show to the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Expect to hear hits from his debut album, Coming Home, as well as his latest release, Good Thing. Jess Glynne opens the show. Tickets start at $29.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Celtic Woman Ancient Land in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Catch a live production by the Grammy-nominated performing collective, Celtic Woman, which shares Ireland’s rich musical heritage with audiences across the globe. Showcasing some of the country’s most talented singers and musicians, the touring show features music from their new album, Ancient Land, along with storytelling and dancing. Tickets start at $50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Darlene Love in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Hear the powerful voice of notable performer Darlene Love when she takes the stage for a free concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:15pm.
- MFAH Mixed Media – Party it up, Van Gogh-style, with exclusive after-hours access to the Van Gogh exhibit, DJs, dancing, specialty cocktails, and the chance to create your own piece of art at MFAH’s Mixed Media event. Tickets cost $25 for non-members; $22 for members. 8pm to 11:55pm.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
- Autism Speaks 8K and 1K Kid’s Fun Run at Sugar Land Town Square – Lace up your sneakers and get ready to run (or walk) an 8K course through Sugar Land Town Square in support of Autism Speaks, which aims to raise awareness of the fastest-growing developmental disability in the country. Bring the kids to participate in the 1K Fun Run. Registration costs $30 for the 8K; $10 for the 1K Kids Fun Run. 7am to 11am.
- Harvest Green Farmers Market in Richmond | FREE – Shop a myriad of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, meats, and cheeses from ethical handlers at the weekly Harvest Green Farmers Market in Richmond. 8am to noon.
- The Red Velvet Vintage Market at The George Theater | No Cover – Browse an afternoon market offering vintage wares, costumes, props, and accessories inside the scenic lobby of The George Theater at the Red Velvet Vintage Market. Food trucks will be available onsite. 11am to 5pm.
- 2nd Birthday Celebration at Veranda | FREE – Get the party started with free hot dogs, cake, and ice cream, as well as a video game truck, bounce houses, a DJ, and face painting, all to celebrate the second birthday of Richmond’s Veranda community. Noon to 2pm.
- Lounge on the Lawn at Midtown Park | FREE – Spend a day outdoors with friends and family when Midtown Houston hosts Lounge on the Lawn, an all-day celebration at Midtown Park. The event will feature diverse cuisine, live entertainment, and family-friendly fun on the lush 30,000 square foot lawn. Other activities will include yoga and dog yoga, a photo booth, caricature drawings, face painting, karaoke, and a movie screening of Black Panther. Noon to 8pm.
- Grand Opening Celebration at True Anomaly Brewing in EaDo | No Cover – Although Houston’s newest brewery opened its doors a few weeks ago, this official opening party coincides with the brewers’ first release. There will be music, a Secret Group Comedy Showcase, and more. Noon to 11pm.
- Black Restaurant Week presents Soundbites Food Truck Festival – Savor the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine at the Soundbites Food Truck Festival in Peggy Park. As part of Houston Black Restaurant Week, the festival will showcase more than 10 food trucks, family fun, and live music. Early bird tickets start at $7. 1pm to 7pm.
- Energy Corridor International Festival at Plazas at the Parkway | FREE – Head to Energy Corridor for a variety of live music, entertainment, and dance during the International Festival at Plazas at the Parkway. While you’re there, you can shop cultural foods, fare, and other goods, and enter to win giveaways and prizes. 2pm to 6pm.
- Spamalot at The Grand 1894 Opera House – Based on the comedy classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this Tony Award-winning musical features everything from flying cows and killer rabbits to taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping vocal performances that are sure to delight audiences at The Grand 1894 Opera House. Tickets range from $22.50 to $108, but limited discounted tickets are available. 3pmand 8pm.
- Katy Wild West Brew Fest: The Rotary Club of Katy at Katy Mills Mall – Cheers to copious amounts of beer as Katy Mills hosts the annual Wild West Brew Fest. With more than 100 brewers, 600 Beers, plenty of food trucks, a full lineup of live music and a 11,000-square-foot VIP tent, this beer-focused occasion offers something for everyone to enjoy. Tickets start at $35 and include access to the event, musical entertainment, and a sample card for 12 two-ounce pours. 3pm to 9pm.
- Sawyer Yards Spring Biannual Art Show & Sale | FREE – The 350 artists of five buildings on the Sawyer Yards campus will open their studios to the public, inviting visitors to tour their private workspaces and display galleries, visit with the artists themselves, and purchase original artwork if the spirit moves them. 5pm to 9pm.
- Doomsday Wrestling at Market Square Park | FREE – Hoot and holler while costumed wrestlers perform body slams and headlocks in an intentionally comedic wrestling match at Market Square Park. Enjoy lawn games, drinks, and music prior to the show. 7pm.
- Hillsong United in Concert at Toyota Center – Join the members of Hillsong United for an evening of worship and musical celebration at Toyota Center. Since its formation in 1998, the Christian band has cranked out 17 albums that have received praise from critics and audiences alike. Tickets start at $175, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.
- Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew SC at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play Columbus in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.
- HGO presents Don Giovanni at Wortham Theater Center – Experience Mozart’s masterpiece, Don Giovanni, with a performance by Houston Grand Opera at Wortham Theater Center. The story follows a notorious womanizer who ventures across Europe, only to find that his luck runs out upon meeting a pair of Spanish women. Tickets start at $20, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- A Monumental Evening: Closing Party at BBP Silos | FREE – Marvel at the Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s iconic concrete silos as they feature larger-than-life projections of artistic posters from the New Monuments for New Cities series. The evening event will have food trucks, a DJ, Saint Arnold beer, and meet-and-greets with the featured artists. 8pm to 10pm.
- Nicky Jam in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Sing and dance along to a captivating concert by urban songwriter Nicky Jam when his “Intimo Tour 2019” stops at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Tickets start at $56, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
- Houston Roller Derby at Revention Music Center – Watch as two Houston Roller Derby teams go head-to-head in a bout at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $15. 8pm.
- 17th Annual East Meets West at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Discover what happens when East meets West as Dance of Asian America joins some of Houston’s most elite dance companies in a performance that fuses various types of traditional and contemporary Asian dance. 8:15pm.
- Erykah Badu in Concert at Arena Theater – Catch a live show from the Queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu, when the Grammy winner takes the stage at Arena Theater. Tickets start at $99, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8:30pm.
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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