Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Dress up like a flapper girl for a roaring ’20s soiree, catch a free, outdoor performance by the Houston Ballet, drink beer and run a 5K with the crew at Saint Arnold Brewery, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with tacos, tequila, margaritas and mariachis, dance and dine while surrounded by exotic animals at the annual Zoo Ball, and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Things to Do All Weekend
· Broadway at the Hobby Center presents Hamilton: An American Musical National Tour | Daily – Quickly book your tickets for Lin Manuel Miranda’s epic Broadway musical, Hamilton, a Tony-winning performance that’s taken the country by storm since its debut in 2015. Based on Ron Chernow’s biography, Hamilton uses hip-hop, rap, jazz, blues, and more to tell the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Tickets start at $175. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm and 8pm; Sunday 2pm and 7:30pm.
· Cabaret at Obsidian Theatre | Thursday to Saturday – Travel back to 1930s Berlin at the Kit Kat Club, where the Emcee’s bawdy songs and wry commentary allow its guests to forget the looming darkness arising throughout the country. Enjoy a night of Tony Award-winning music, impressive sets, and a spellbinding story in Cabaret. Tickets are $40. 8pm every night.
· Houston Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish | Friday to Sunday – Celebrate Polish culture at the family-friendly 3-day Houston Polish Festival with live music, dance performances, traditional foods and more at the Polish Roman Catholic Church Our Lady of Czestochowa. Tickets are $5 for adults; free for kids under 12 and free for senior citizens above 65. Friday 4pm to 10pm; Saturday 10am to 10pm; Sunday 10am to 6pm.
· The Catastrophic Theatre presents Small Ball at MATCH | Friday to Sunday –Pique your interests of both sports and musical theater with The Catastrophic Theater’s performance of Small Ball at MATCH. Commissioned by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, Small Ball follows a group of Lilliputians who form a FIBA basketball team in hopes of gaining international recognition. Tickets start at $10. Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm.
· University of Houston Cougars vs. University of Central Florida at Schroeder Park | Friday to Sunday – Watch as the Cougars take the field to play UCF at Schroeder Park. Tickets start at $3. Friday and Saturday 6:30pm; Sunday 1:30pm.
· The Twilight of the Golds at Theatre Suburbia | Friday and Saturday – Follow the dramatic story of a family that’s forced to confront issues that arise following an unexpected and revealing prenatal test in The Twilight of the Golds at Theatre Suburbia. Tickets are $16. 8:30pm both nights.
· The Ultimate Women’s Expo at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday and Sunday – Discover the best women’s products, services, and resources for your home, business, and family at the Ultimate Women’s Expo in George R. Brown Convention Center. Hear from keynote speakers like Victoria Osteen, Kenya Moore, and Rasheeda Frost, then enjoy shopping, spa treatments, and food tastings throughout the day. $10. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Friday, May 4, 2018
· Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park | FREE – Bring your little ones to storytime at the park every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. Children are invited to participate in a fun activity after the reading. 10am to 11am.
· Penny Preville Trunk Show at Uptown Park | No Cover – Discover the perfect Mother’s Day gift at the Penny Preville Trunk Show, offering a selection of feminine jewelry with colorful gems and pearls. Noon to 6pm.
· Youth Poetry Performance Sessions at Discovery Green | FREE – Send your teen poet to hone their skills, meet fellow young writers, and work with professional performance poets at this free workshop presented by Discovery Green. 6:30pm to 8pm.
· Giving Spirits Concert Series at Sugar Land Town Square | No Cover – Learn how to promote your family’s physical and emotional health while enjoying a lineup of live music at the Giving Spirits Concert Series. Held at Sugar Land Town Square, this week’s performance comes from Tumbaká, a group known for its blends of salsa, Latin jazz, batá, son, güarachas, and other tropical rhythms. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
· Houston Ballet: Mixed Repertory Featuring Balanchine’s Symphony in C at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | FREE – Bring a blanket and lay out on the lawn to enjoy a dazzling show by the Houston Ballet as they perform to George Balanchine’s Symphony in C at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. 8pm.
· Society for the Performing Arts presents Troker in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Check out a free concert by Troker, a six-piece group hailing from Jalisco, Mexico. Troker’s music blends metal riffage, powerhouse funk, and melodic horns, pulling from both jazz and mariachi traditions. 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.
· Dada Life in Concert at Stereo Live – Jam out to high-energy electronic music when Swedish DJ duo Dada Life comes to Houston for a show at Stereo Live. Tickets start at $15. 10pm.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
· Kolache Factory Challenge 5k at Addicks Park & Ride – Take your marks and get set to complete the Kolache Factory Challenge at Addicks Park & Ride. In this unique event, runners will race through a 3.5-mile course, stopping 1.5 miles in to scarf down three tasty pastries before continuing on to the finish line. $40. 8:30am to 10am.
· Kombucha & Ginger Beer Class at Finca Tres Robles – Learn how to brew your own kombucha and wild fermented root drinks, such as ginger beer, turmeric beer, and sunchoke beer, during this class at Finca Tres Robles. $40. 9am to 11pm.
· Main Street Trade Day in Downtown La Porte | No Cover – Browse antiques, collectibles, repurposed furniture, and artisan vendors at this monthly trade day in Downtown La Porte. After shopping the market, stop by the many eclectic shops and eateries along Main Street. 10am to 2pm.
· Hire Houston Youth 2018 On The Spot Hiring Events | FREE – Discover and apply for the perfect summer job at Hire Houston Youth’s on-the-spot hiring event, an initiative from Mayor Sylvester Turner and the local McDonald’s owners/operators of Greater Houston. 10am to 2pm.
· First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights | No Cover – Shop collections of fine art with a backdrop of live tunes from local musicians at this monthly market in the heart of The Heights. Hungry shoppers can grab a bite to eat from food trucks on site. 11am to 6pm.
· Cinco de Mayo Houston at Navigation Esplanade | FREE – Join the fiesta at Navigation Esplanade, where friends and families can enjoy live music, drinks, Ballet Folklorico dances, and plenty of delicious traditional Mexican food to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Noon.
· The Texas Taco, Tequila and Margarita Festival at Preservation Park – Scarf down tasty tacos and refreshing margaritas from local eateries, along with live music from Gio Chamba, Latin Paradise, and Mariachi Bands, at Preservation Park in Spring. Tickets start at $7. Noon to midnight.
· Santo De Mayo Pub Crawl in Montrose | No Cover – Drink your way through Montrose during this annual pub crawl that’s part of Saint Arnold Brewery’s Santo de Mayo weekend. Starting at Rudyard’s British Pub, participants will receive a punch card and a route that ends at La Grange. 2pm to 6pm.
· Wild West Brew Fest at Katy Mills – Cheers to copious amounts of beer as Katy Mills hosts the annual Wild West Brew Fest. Featuring more than 100 brewers, 600 Beers, 5 food trucks, 7 bands and a 12,000-square-foot VIP tent, you’re sure to have a blast. Tickets start at $35. 2pm.
· Cinco de Mayo at Market Square Park | FREE – Sip a cerveza while listening to music from local group Los Skarnales at Market Square Park’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. 5pm.
· Habitat for Humanity Gala: Fiesta de Colores at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott – Dress up in your favorite colorful clothing to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity in Montgomery County at the Fiesta de Colores gala. Tickets start at $300. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
· Zoo Ball 2018: An Evening in Borneo at Houston Zoo – Meet exotic animals, bid on exclusive silent and live auction items, enjoy a fabulous seated dinner, and dance to live music from Taylor Pace Orchestra while raising funds for the Houston Zoo at the annual Zoo Ball. $1,000. 6:30pm to midnight.
· Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play the LA Galaxy in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $34. 7:30pm.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
· Bayou Bikers Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Join Bayou Bikers for a 25 to 40 mile ride along the bayous. Meet at Market Square Park. 8am.
· Santo De Mayo 5K at Saint Arnold Brewing Company – Combine your love of beer and running at the annual Santo de Mayo 5K presented by University of Houston Downtown and Saint Arnold Brewery. Participants will enjoy a post-race fiesta and receive a commemorative pint glass, T-shirt, three tasty beers, a breakfast burrito, and a race bib. $50. 8:30am.
· Blue Field Market at Sports Creek | No Cover – Shop for organic local produce, gourmet food, artisans and more 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.
· Chimney Rock Market | No Cover – Held on the first and third Sunday of the month near Anderson Park, Chimney Rock Market showcases art, gifts, produce, artisanal food and refreshments. Noon to 4pm.
· Crawfish Boil at Revelry on Richmond – Stuff your face with all-you-can-eat mudbugs during Revelry on Richmond’s weekly crawfish boil. Diners can also enjoy drink specials and patio games throughout the afternoon. 1pm.
· JMBLYA Houston 2018 – Celebrate Sunday Funday at a music festival featuring some of the country’s biggest hip-hop performers, including Cardi B, J. Cole, and Migos, at JMBLYA 2018 in Sam Houston Race Park. Tickets start at $80. 2pm.
· Magnolia City at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar – Prepare for a night of music, mayhem, and mystery when Prohibition Supper Club & Bar presents Magnolia City, an interactive performance that welcomes audience members to look out for clues and join the fun. Tickets are $50. 6pm.