Find the perfect things to do in Houston this Memorial Day Weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, May 25 to Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018.
Marvel at magic tricks, meet the stars from your favorite comic-based films and TV shows, design and create your own leather goods, catch a free screening of the old-school Batman, view Steve Martin’s contemplative stage play, see Justin Timberlake or Luis Miguel in concert, and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston Memorial Day Weekend, from Friday, May 25 to Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018.
Things to Do All Memorial Day Weekend
· Memorial Day Ceremonies, Celebrations & Events Around Houston | Daily – Remember the men and women who gave their lives for our country this Memorial Day, with a full weekend of tributes, ceremonies, celebrations, Memorial Day sales and more around Houston. Prices, times, and locations vary.
· Dancin’ in the Street… Motown & More Revue at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Daily – Groove on down to funky tunes and cover songs by a variety of tribute bands at the 23rd annual more revue, presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:15pm nightly.
· Shakespeare in Vegas at Studio 101 | Daily – Meet Margot, a struggling actress in New York City, who blindly accepts a role in a full season of Shakespearean plays with only one catch: the show is based in Las Vegas. Presented by 4th Wall Theatre Company, Shakespeare in Vegas is a laugh-out loud comedy full of surprises. Tickets start at $17. Showtimes vary.
· Daddy Long Legs at Main Street Theater | Daily – See a musical performance based on the treasured novel, Daddy Long Legs, at Main Street Theatre. The two-person show follows a classic “rags-to-riches” love story of a bright young woman and her mysterious benefactor. Tickets start at $10. Showtimes vary.
· Memorial Day Remembrance at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday and Monday – Enjoy a special Memorial Day Remembrance at the George Ranch Historical Park and discover Memorial Day’s historic roots. There will also be a special Memorial Day Lunch. Tickets range from $10 to $15. Cost for the meal is $15 for adults ages 13 and older; $12 for children ages 5 to 12 and $4 for children 4 and under. 9am both days.
· Houston Ballet Academy Spring Showcase at Moores Opera House | Thursday to Saturday – Enjoy a performance by students of the Houston Ballet Academy, as they showcase both new choreography, as well as pieces from classical ballets, in this annual event at the Moores Opera House. Tickets start at $20. 7:30pm.
· Comicpalooza 2018 at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday to Sunday – Meet the stars of your favorite films and TV shows, including Star Trek, Lost, and Marvel’s The Defenders, at Comicpalooza 2018 in George R. Brown Convention Center. During the event, you can attend panels, charity events, and concerts; play games; and check out interactive exhibits. Tickets start at $42. Times vary.
· The Strangerer at MATCH | Friday to Sunday – Enter an imagined scenario where former president George W. Bush attempts to kill a news anchor in this hilarious and slightly unsettling stage play by Catastrophic Theatre. Tickets start at $10. Showtimes vary.
· Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Alley Theatre | Friday to Sunday –Imagine Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein walk into a bar and the provocative conversations that would follow, in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Presented by Alley Theatre, this stage play has been called humorous, contemplative, and wholly imaginative. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
Friday, May 25, 2018
· Fourth Friday Night Market in the East End | No Cover – Browse this outdoor, small-business market, featuring items from dozens of visual artists and craft vendors. Located in the Historic East End, the market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and handcrafted items. 6pm.
· The National Ballet of Ukraine presents Don Quixote at Revention Music Center– Marvel at the graceful dancers from The National Ballet of Ukraine when they perform the classic ballet, Don Quixote, as part of a two-night stop at Revention Music Center. On Thursday, the dance company presents Sleeping Beauty. Tickets start at $41. 7pm.
· Critical Mass Bike Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Bike through Downtown Houston during this monthly community ride with Critical Mass. 7pm.
· Okkervil River with Special Guest Matt the Electrician in Concert at The Heights Theater – The Austin-based rock band Okkervil River, led by singer-songwriter Will Sheff, returns to Houston to play old hits and new tracks from their recently released album In the Rainbow Rain. Tickets are $20. Doors at 7pm; show at 8pm.
· Leather Goods – Key Chains, Luggage Tags, and Jewelry at Art Cellar Houston –Design and create your own leather goods during this BYOB workshop at Pop Shop America in Art Cellar Houston. Participants will use leather sheets, suede rope, and everything in between to make keychains, luggage tags, and jewelry. $35. 7pm to 9:30pm.
· Houston Dynamo vs. New York City FC at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play the New York City FC in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24. 8pm.
· Justin Timberlake in Concert at Toyota Center – Get down to top hits from legendary pop star Justin Timberlake as he makes his way to Toyota Center in support of his latest album, Man of the Woods, for a two-night stop. Tickets start at $49.50. 7:30pm.
· Sugar Town at The Secret Group | No Cover – Laugh and gawk at this absurdist variety show featuring curated audio clips, video snippets, and special guest performances at The Secret Group. 8pm.
· The Incredibles Movie Screening at Levy Park | FREE – Catch a free showing of Disney’s The Incredibles while enjoying the springtime weather at Levy Park. Bring along the family, some lawn chairs, and some snacks for a fun Friday night. 8pm.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
· Bubble Run Houston at Sam Houston Race Park – Walk, run, skip, or play through a three-mile course filled with colorful foam and bubbles at Bubble Run Houston in Sam Houston Race Park. Celebrate reaching the finish line with a party featuring music from DJs, free swag, and merchandise available for purchase. Tickets start at $20. 9am.
· Imperial Farmers Market at Imperial Park Recreation Center | No Cover – Make your way to Imperial Park Recreation Center for the weekly Imperial Farmers Market, where you can shop seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, free-range eggs, local honey, and baked goods. The market also offers local artwork and ready-to-eat food from vendors and food trucks. 9am to 1pm.
· Avengers Assemble! at the Children’s Museum of Houston – Unleash your superpowers alongside members of the Avengers crew, including Thor, Captain America, and Black Widow, during Avengers Assemble! at Children’s Museum of Houston. $12. 10am to 5pm.
· Light of the Phoenix Charity Crawfish Boil at The Phoenix on Westheimer – This first ever family-friendly festival features all-you-can-eat crawdads, a waterslide, a bounce house, snow cones, corn hole games, and more. $25 in advance; $30 at the door includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, corn, and potatoes. Noon to 6pm.
· FUNomenal Family Festival at Discovery Green | FREE – Have a blast at Discovery Green when Academy Sports + Outdoors hosts FUNomenal Family Day, where families can enjoy a Nerf® Blasting Zone, face painting, interactive inflatables, and meet with members of the Houston Texans, Rockets, Dynamo, and Astros. Featured performers include the BSB Drumline, Dazzling Dolls, Pro Status Cheer, and TUTS – The River. 1pm to 5pm.
· Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Alley Theatre – Imagine Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein walk into a bar and the provocative conversations that would follow, in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Presented by Alley Theatre, this stage play has been called humorous, contemplative, and wholly imaginative. Tickets start at $26. 2:30pm.
· Live! on the Lawn at Memorial City | FREE – Kick back and enjoy live music and street performers at The Lawn greenspace in Memorial City. The rotating roster features interactive entertainment like African drums, belly dancers, DJs and more. 6pm to 9pm.
· Magic, Music, & Mayhem at La Colombe d’Or Hotel – Claim a spot at the intimate La Colombe d’Or Hotel for a stunning show by local magician Ben Jackson in Magic, Music, & Mayhem. Tickets start at $50. 7pm and 9pm.
· Shake, Rattle & Roll at The Music Box Theatre – Take a trip down memory lane at Shake, Rattle & Roll, a throwback concert featuring hit songs from the 1950s at The Music Box Theatre. Tickets start at $29. 7:30pm.
· The Axiom Quartet in Concert at University of St. Thomas | FREE – Hear an enchanting concert from The Axiom Quartet at University of St. Thomas. The local group is known for its programs that mix classical music with new compositions and popular rock, electronic, indie, jazz, and pop influences. 7:30pm.
· Lit AF Tour at NRG Arena – Laugh out loud when some of the biggest names in comedy perform at the Lit AF Tour at NRG Arena. Headliner Martin Lawrence joins fellow comedians Rickey Smiley, Jay Pharoah, Deon Cole, and Benji Brown for a hilarious show. Tickets start at $55. 7:30pm.
· One Hit Wonders at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts – Dance along to the sounds of your favorite one-it-wonders, as performed by vocalist Storm Large with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall. Expect hits like “Come On, Eileen,” “Take on Me,” and “Walking in Memphis.” Tickets start at $26. 8pm.
· Chief Keef in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Jam out to live music from rapper Chief Keef when he takes the stage at White Oak Music Hall. Arrive early to see Vodi, Quiet Company, and BLXPLTN open the show. Tickets start at $20. 9pm.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
· 5th Annual PPD Awareness Walk at Stuebner Airline Park – Show your support for women who suffer from postpartum depression when Shades of Blue Project hosts the PPD Awareness Walk at Stuebner Airline Park. $25. 7am.
· Sienna Plantation Community Farmers Market | No Cover – Shop fresh produce, condiments, flowers, and other small-batch products from more than three dozen local farms at the Sienna Plantation Community Farmers Market. 1pm.
· 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.
· Memorial Day Festival in The Woodlands | FREE – Pay tribute to all military service men and women and honor veterans at the Memorial Day Festival in The Woodlands. The festival features live music, children’s activities, strolling entertainers, a Community Covenant signing and a firework display at Town Green Park. 4 pm to 9pm.
· Houston Dash vs. Spirit at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dash as they play the Spirit in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $15. 5pm.
· Jake Paul in Concert at Revention Music Center – Catch up-and-coming actor and YouTube star Jake Paul when he performs a show alongside Take 10 at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $20. 6pm.
· Luis Miguel in Concert at Toyota Center – Go wild for one of the most successful Latin American musicians in history, Luis Miguel, when he brings his ¡México Por Siempre! tour to Houston’s Toyota Center. Tickets start at $39.95. 8:30pm.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018
· Yoga at Discovery Green – Start your week off right with a one-hour outdoor yoga session at Discovery Green. 11:30pm to 12:30pm.
· Memorial Day Ceremony at Houston National Cemetery – Honor fallen war heroes at the Houston National Cemetery, where the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will host a commemorative ceremony in observance of Memorial Day. 9:30am.
· Beer, Beats & Paint at Axelrad – Channel your inner artist at Axelrad’s Beer, Beats, and Paint event. Hang out on their spacious patio with a draft beer while you paint a masterpiece and listen to Top 100 hits. $40 per person. Noon to 3pm.
· Heaven on Earth All White Day Party at Capitol Bar – Dress in white from head to toe for free admission to Capitol Bar in Midtown during the Heaven on Earth day party. 2pm to 10:30pm.
· Memorial Day in Memorial City – Pay tribute to our country’s heroes this Memorial Day with a color guard ceremony, live country music, and family-friendly activities in The Square at Memorial City. 3pm to 6pm.
· Margarita Mondays at El Big Bad – Wind down, or turn up, with half-price margaritas every Monday at El Big Bad downtown. 4pm to 6pm.
· Meat Mojo Steak Night with Bryan Hawes at Cecil’s Pub – Choose from a variety of meats, including rack of lamb, pork chops, and prime filet, as Bryan Hawes shares his ever-popular Met Mojo at Cecil’s Pub every Monday night. 6:30pm to 11pm.
· Open Mic Comedy Night at Rudyard’s British Pub | FREE – Catch the giggles when local comedians take the stage in an open mic comedy night at Rudyard’s British Pub in Montrose. 8pm.