Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25, 2018.
Jam out to your favorite bands at In Bloom Music Festival, celebrate German heritage in Tomball, raise funds in a floppy hat at Hats in the Park, cheer on a hilarious performance of Doomsday Wrestling, see Bon Jovi in concert at Toyota Center, climb the stairs of Houston’s tallest building, stuff your face with crawfish, and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25, 2018.
Things to Do All Weekend
· Just Dance Live at Revention Music Center | Daily – Watch your favorite interactive dance game come to life, as more than 15 costumed dancers perform in Just Dance Live at Revention Music Center. Before the show starts, walk down the red carpet to the “Get Ready for It” zone, where you can transform yourself into a brightly colored character from the game. Tickets start at $23.50.
· The Exonerated at MATCH | Thursday and Friday – Experience a moving performance based on the true stories of six criminally convicted men and women wrongly sentenced to death in The Exonerated at MATCH. Tickets are $22. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 8pm.
· TUTS presents Bright Star at the Hobby Center | Thursday to Saturday – Catch this new Broadway musical directed by Grammy-winners Steve Martin and Edie Brickell when the tour makes a two-week stop at Houston’s Hobby Center. Bright Star tells a tale of love and redemption set in the American South during the 1920s and 1940s. Tickets start at $30. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm.
· The Merry Wives of Windsor at Queensbury Theatre | Thursday to Saturday – Watch and laugh along during this all-female production of the Shakespearean comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, when Boiling Point Players performs at Queensbury Theatre. In the play, Falstaff attempts to seduce two wealthy women of Windsor in hopes of stealing their fortune. However, the women quickly turn the tables on him, wreaking havoc throughout the city. Tickets are $20. 8:30pm every night.
· Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmead at Theatre Suburbia | Friday and Saturday – Watch a mystery unfold as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson attempt to solve a slew of murders in Suburbia Theatre’s performance of Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmead. Tickets are $16. 8:30pm.
· Tomball German Heritage Festival in Old Town Tomball | Friday to Sunday – Eat, drink, and celebrate all things German at the German Heritage Festival in Old Town Tomball. Beer, wine, and plenty of food will be available for purchase, along with a petting zoo, live music, and more than 200 vendors. Friday 6pm to 10pm; Saturday 10am to 10pm; Sunday 10am to 6pm.
· Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park | Friday to Sunday – Appreciate the work of more than 300 artists spanning 19 disciplines during the three-day Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park. The annual event also features music, local food vendors, beverages, entertainment, and a creative zone for kids. 10am to 6pm every day.
· Easter Eggstravaganza at Blessington Farms | Saturday and Sunday – Bring the family for a festive day of Easter egg-hunting, strawberry-picking, hay rides and more at Blessington Farms’ Easter Eggstravaganza. After redeeming their eggs for candy and prizes, kids can also enjoy barrel trains, giant slides, and meet animals like chickens, goats, and camels. $20. 10am to 5pm.
· In Bloom Music Festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park | Saturday and Sunday – Boasting a new name and earlier dates, what was formerly Free Press Summer Fest is now In Bloom Music Festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park. This year’s lineup features more than 50 artists, including Incubus, Beck, and Martin Garrix. Tickets start at $79. 11am both days.
· International Watermedia Exhibit 2018 at Watercolor Art Society | FREE | Saturday and Sunday – View and purchase the watercolor artwork of painters from across the globe at Watercolor Art Society’s International Watermedia Exhibit 2018. Watercolor demos and workshops are available throughout the month as part of the exhibition. Saturday 3pm to 6pm; Sunday 2pm to 4pm.
Friday, March 23, 2018
· University of Houston Cougars vs. University of Memphis Tigers at Schroeder Park – Watch as the Cougars take the field to play the University of Memphis Tigers at Schroeder Park. Tickets start at $24. 6:30pm.
· Doomsday Wrestling Live 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 and music from DJ Dayta prior to the show. 7pm.
· Mark C. Austin’s 41st Birthday Party & Charity Concert at The Heights Theater –Celebrate the local band manager Mark C. Austin’s birthday with music by Los Skarnales, Buxton, Vodi, and more and a silent auction with local art at The Heights Theater. All proceeds will benefit LifeGift of Houston. Tickets are $20. 7pm.
· Pop Shop America presents Watercolor + Salt Painting Art Class Houston in Energy Corridor – Learn how to add texture to your own watercolor creations at this BYOB Pop Shop America art class in the Energy Corridor. Participants will leave with a new artistic skill and professional-quality designed goods of their own design. $35. 7pm.
· Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie Screening at Memorial City | FREE – Grab your mates and enjoy a free outdoor screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on The Square at Memorial City Mall. 7pm to 9pm.
· Sticky Fingers 4: A Sticker Art Show at Insomnia Gallery | FREE – Stick it to the man and shop for locally made stickers at Insomnia Gallery’s fourth installment of Sticky Fingers: A Sticker Art Show. Local street artists will present their own sticker designs available for purchase, and guests can enjoy light bites and refreshments from Eureka Heights. 7pm to 10pm.
· Sounds of Scotland at Smart Financial Centre – For one night only, see some of the world’s best bagpipers, drummers, and Highland dancers take the stage for Sounds of Scotland. This performance offers a rare and extraordinary glimpse into the best of Scottish music and dance. Tickets range from $30 to $60. 7:30pm.
· Broadway at the Box at The Music Box Theater – Experience a night of musical theater as performers The Great White Way return to The Music Box Theater. See Broadway classics from decades past, as well popular newcomers. Tickets are $29. 7:30pm.
· Flashlight Egg Hunt in The Woodlands – Light the way to candy and prizes during this after-dark Easter egg hunt in The Woodlands. Participants will receive a special snack and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets start at $15. 7:45pm to 8:45pm.
· Bon Jovi in concert at Toyota Center – If you just want to live while you’re alive, don’t miss pop-rock icons Bon Jovi in concert at Toyota Center. In their fourth decade in the industry, the iconic group will stop in Houston as part of its This House Is Not for Sale tour. Tickets start at $29.50. 7:30pm.
· The Houston Pancakes & Booze Art Show at Warehouse Live – Eat pancakes and listen to live music while viewing the work of more than 120 emerging artists during the Pancakes & Booze Art Show at Warehouse Live. Tickets start at $10. 8pm.
· Classic Numbers: Every Friday at Numbers Nightclub – Travel back to the ’80s with hits from The Smiths, The Cure, Blondie and more every Friday night at the always-eclectic Numbers Nightclub in Montrose. 9pm.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
· The Lemon Climb Houston at Chase Tower – Climb up to 75 flights of stairs inside the tallest building in Houston to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fund, a national foundation that raises money for research into new treatments and cures for childhood cancer. $25. 8:30am.
· Yoga on the Plaza at Rothko Chapel – Connect with your mind and body during an hour-long yoga class by the calming reflecting pool at Rothko Chapel. Suggested donation of $15. 9am to 10am.
· “Looking Back” History Tour at Buffalo Bayou Park – Step aboard Buffalo Bayou Park’s pontoon boat for an educational cruise through the city. You’ll hear all about the important people, places, and events that have helped shape modern-day Houston. $40. 10am to 11:30am.
· Bubble’s Big Top Circus: Grand Opening Celebration at The Learning Experience in West U | FREE – Head to the newly opened Learning Experience on Bellaire for a carnival-themed grand opening party, complete with magic shows, train rides, face painting, a moon walk, and more. 10am to 2pm.
· Heights Kids’ Day Of Music at Love Park | FREE – Teach your kids about all things music during Heights Kids’ Day of Music at Love Park. Kids can touch, feel, and play a variety of band and orchestra instruments at the “petting zoo,” then meet with members of Opera in the Heights to learn what it takes to be a professional opera singer. 10am to 2pm.
· Watercolor Art Society-Houston 2018 Art Fair at WAS-H Building in the Museum District | FREE – Browse and shop the works of 32 Houston area watercolor artists at an outdoor market under the trees, and visit the International Watercolor Exhibition on display inside the gallery. Demonstrations will be given throughout the day and It’s a Wrap food truck will be on hand until 2:30pm. 11am to 4pm.
· 8th Annual Woodlands Crawphish Festival at Town Green Park – Kick back with perfectly seasoned Louisiana crawfish and a cold beer during the Woodlands Crawphish Festival at Town Green Park. Featuring live music and kids’ activities, this yearly event benefits the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Tickets start at $15. 11am to 4pm.
· Art is an Outdoor Market at Republic Square | No Cover – Shop a variety of artisan goods during this bi-annual, European-style market at Republic Square. Local vendors include everything from painters and leather workers to florists and candle makers. 11am to 6pm.
· 4th Annual BigAss Crawfish Bash at Gulf Greyhound Park – Stuff your face with all-you-can-eat mudbugs while listening to live music, riding carnival rides, and shopping from vendors during the BigAss Crawfish Bash at Gulf Greyhound Park. The annual event, which is known to sell out, benefits several charities, including Camp Hope, Texas Special Olympics, local Education Foundations, Boy scouts, and C.E.R.T. $25. 11am to 11pm.
· Houston Holi: Festival of Colors at Brazos River Park – Celebrate India’s harvest season with a lively festival of food, dancing, Bollywood music, carnival rides, and of course, blasts of multicolored powder. Headlining the festival is Zach Knight, a British-Pakistani singer, songwriter, and producer known for his catchy Indian pop music. $12. Noon to 5pm.
· 10th Annual Margarita Taste Off at Kirby Ice House – Vote for your pick of the best margarita during the 10th Annual Margarita Taste Off at Kirby Ice House. In between samples, hit up the Don Julio tasting station, dance to music from a DJ, enter raffles, and scope out the Kendra Scott jewelry pull. $40. 1pm.
· The Itchy Acres Art Experience at Orange Show Center for Visionary Art – Visit Houston’s own living and working artist community as the residents of Itchy Acres welcome guests for an evening of food, drinks, music, and studio tours. $100. 4pm to 9pm.
· Live! at The Lawn at Memorial City | FREE – Enjoy an evening of live music and street performers at The Lawn greenspace, featuring a rotating roster of interactive entertainment like African drums, belly dancers, and DJs at Memorial City Mall. 6pm to 9pm.
· Sunny California Gala at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Take an imaginary road trip through California during The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s first-ever Sunny California Gala, which will feature an open bar, three-course dinner, and music from Don Felder, the former lead guitarist for The Eagles. Proceeds will benefit the venue’s performing arts events, educational outreach, and The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Fund. Tickets start at $500. 6:30pm to midnight.
· Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center – Cheer loud for the Rockets when they hit the court to play the Pelicans at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $59. 7pm.
· 8th Annual Bayou City Poetry Grand Slam at Alley Theatre – Watch the best of the best compete for first-place poet during the annual Bayou City Poetry Grand Slam at Alley Theatre. Tickets are $30. 7pm.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
· Blue Field Market at Sports Creek | No Cover – Shop organic local produce, gourmet food, and artisan goods, all while listening to live music, relaxing with free yoga, participating in yard game competitions, and sipping mimosas at the Blue Field Market. 10am to 3pm.
· Fifth Annual Kite Festival at Hermann Park | FREE – Fly a kite alongside thousands of Houstonians at Hermann Park’s Fifth Annual Kite Festival. Take a break from kiting to enjoy music and entertainment, interactive activities and crafting in the H-E-B Kids’ Zone, face painting, and food trucks. 10am to 5pm.
· Bayou City Outdoors Graffiti Art & Bike Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Bike around the city on a path specifically chosen to pass by some of Houston’s most impressive displays of street art. End your ride with drinks and Greek food from Niko Niko’s in Market Square Park. 1pm to 4:30pm.
· Previews: Daisy at Main Street Theater – Get a sneak peek of Main Street Theater’s newest production, Daisy, a play based on the infamous advertisement from the 1960s. Based on real people and events, Daisy explores the impact of the media and that unforgettable commercial now known as the origin of negative ad campaigns. 3pm.
· Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dash as they play the Chicago Red Stars in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $19. 4pm.
· Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks at Toyota Center – Cheer loud for the Rockets when they hit the court to play the Hawks at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $59. 7pm.
· Battle Station: Competitive Improv at Station Theater – Follow along as two expert improv teams are pit against one another in a no-holds-barred, cage-match style, head-to-head show at Station Theater. 8:30pm.