Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Head to The Heights for the annual White Linen Night on 19th Street, network with fellow hunters and learn about the latest hunting trends, discover the art of crayligraphy in a hand lettering workshop, jam out at a concert by ’90s bands 311 and The Offspring, and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Things to Do All Weekend
· Houston Restaurant Weeks 2018 | Daily – Dine out for a great cause when nearly 250 of Houston’s hottest eateries offer a multi-course brunch, lunch, and/or dinner at an often-discounted price during Houston Restaurants Weeks 2018. Now in its 15th year, HRW is the largest annual fundraiser that benefits the Houston Food Bank. Prices, times, and locations vary.
· God’s Favorite at The George Theater | Daily – Take a seat for A.D. Players’ production of God’s Favorite, which presents Neil Simon’s reimagining of the Bible’s Book of Job, at George Theater. Tickets start at $15. Showtimes vary.
· A Tribute to Roy Rogers at the National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Revisit and explore the memory of “America’s Favorite Cowboy,” Roy Rogers, at a special exhibit. On display through year-end, the exhibit is perfect for anyone with a love of all things Western, including its history, music, movies, television shows, and cowboys like Rogers. $10 for ages 12+; $9 for ages 65+ and veterans; $7 for ages 3 to 11; free for ages 2 and under. Times vary.
· The Catastrophic Theatre presents The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip! at MATCH | Daily – Hop on board a metaphysical field trip with Tamarie Cooper, a local actress and playwright known for her hilarious musical theatre. In Field Trip, Cooper questions the meaning of life and unpacks personal baggage by way of song, gags, and hi-jinx. Tickets start at $10. Showtimes vary.
· Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE | Daily – Thou shalt enjoy a free performance of Shakespearean plays during the 44th Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:15pm nightly.
· Evening Chill at Houston Zoo | Friday and Saturday – Scope out your favorite animals without melting from the summer heat when the Houston Zoo extends its hours for the Evening Chill. Zoo-goers can also enjoy live music and family-friendly activities after sundown. Tickets start at $11. 5pm to 8pm both days.
· Big Bambú: This Thing Called Life at MFAH | Friday to Sunday – Scale your way through the criss-crossing branches of Big Bambú: This Thing Called Life at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. $18 ages 19 and up; $13 65 and up, students, military, and ages 13-18; free for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
· Jurassic Quest at NRG Park | Friday to Sunday – Treat the kiddos to a full day of dinosaur rides, fossil digs, informative exhibits, crafts, games and more when Jurassic Quest takes over NRG Park. VIP ticket-holders can hop around on an inflatable bounce house and enjoy unlimited rides on the bungee pull. Tickets start at $20. 9am to 8pm daily.
· 42nd Annual Hunters Extravaganza at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday – Bust out your camo and head to NRG Center for the 42nd annual Hunters Extravaganza Show, which features the latest trends in blinds, feeders, ATVs, optics, and game calls. Tickets start at $10. Times vary daily.
· Love & Make’s Candle Making Workshop in Rice Village | Saturday and Sunday – Spend an afternoon or date night learning how to make soy-wax candles. Attendees will get to design their very own signature candle fragrances. BYOB is encouraged. $45 per person. Workshop times vary per day.
Friday, August 3, 2018
· Listen Local: Music on the Plaza with the Heights Funk Collective at The Brown Foundation Plaza | FREE – Get down to groovy tunes from local funk/rock band Heights Funk Collective, when the band performs as part of MFAH’s summer music series, Listen Local: Music on the Plaza. You can nosh on food from Popston and Spicy Dog and check out the museum’s newest green space, The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza. 5pm to 8pm.
· Observance of Form Opening Reception at Winter Street Studios | FREE – Enjoy complimentary drinks and check out an artistic collaboration between Houston artist Emily Dingmann and New York artist Elena Soterakis. Their exhibit, on display through Sunday, August 5, 2018, explores the creation of form – with no constraints in style or media. 6pm to 9pm.
· Breaking Benjamin in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Jam out to early 2000s rockers Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch when they perform alongside Bad Wolves at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $29.50. 7pm.
· Panic! At The Disco in Concert at Toyota Center – Catch a live show by the Grammy-winning pop-punk group, Panic! At the Disco, when they bring their tour to Toyota Center. Sing along to old favorites like “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” as well as new releases from their latest album, Pray For The Wicked. Tickets start at $30.75. 7pm.
· Buyer & Cellar at Main Street Theater – Explore the love/hate relationship between certain types of gay men and divas when a struggling actor takes on a day job working in the home of Barbara Streisand in Buyer & Cellar at Main Street Theater. Tickets start at $36. 7:30pm.
· Bob Schneider in Concert at Heights Theater – See a concert from one of Austin’s most celebrated local musicians, Bob Schneider. He’ll perform at Heights Theater in support of his upcoming seventh studio album, Blood and Bones. Tickets start at $22. 8pm.
· Godzilla Outdoor Film Party at Asia Society Texas Center | FREE – Head to the lawn at Asia Society Texas Center for a free screening of the restored 1954 Japanese version of Godzilla, a.k.a. Gojira. The event will also feature monster-themed food, contests, and trivia. 8pm.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
· 5K Beer Run at Southern Star Brewing Co – Race a 5K through the streets of Sunset Ridge Neighborhood, then celebrate at the finish line with a refreshing beer at Southern Star Brewing. Runners will receive a commemorative glass and up to four eight-ounce tastings. Tickets start at $35. 8am.
· Houston Center for Photography Workshop at Levy Park | FREE – Learn the basics of photography every first and third Saturday of the month at Levy Park. In this workshop, participants will focus on macro photography. 9am to 10:30am.
· Crayligraphy Workshop at AIGA Houston – Hone the cheap, easy, and incredibly beautiful craft of “crayligraphy”, or calligraphy with markers, when designers Colin Tierney and Tarence Tang lead a workshop at AIGA Houston. Participants will leave with a hand-written-to-drawn final piece, constructive feedback, crayligraphy reference guide, and access to a private Facebook group of crayligraphers. $115. 10am to 3pm.
· White Linen Yoga Pre-Party at Cottonwood – Get an early start on White Linen Night with a morning yoga session, complete with champagne and a dog-friendly patio at Cottonwood. White yoga attire is optional. Tickets start at $8. 10am to noon.
· Back to School Splash Bash at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Cool off from the summer heat with water slides, a hula hoop contest, live music, and games at the Back to School Splash Bash in Sugar Land Town Square. 11am to 3pm.
· The Texas Tenors in Concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House – Marvel at the show-stopping voices of America’s Got Talent stars and Grammy winners The Texas Tenors. Presented at Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House, the show will feature impressive pieces like “Amazing Grace”, “God Bless America”, and songs from Les Miserables. Tickets start at $27. 3pm.
· Drink Local Art Market at Under the Radar Brewery | No Cover – Shop local vendors and artwork while sipping craft beer at Under the Radar Brewery’s monthly market. 4pm.
· 12th Annual White Linen Night in The Heights | No Cover – Don a chic, all-white ensemble and flock to 19th Street for this annual throwdown that draws thousands of Houstonians to The Heights. Expect to see art displays, live music, boutique discounts, parties, and plenty of people-watching. The official event is limited to 19th Street, but you’ll fine White Linen Night specials and events all over the Greater Heights and beyond. Expect those to start early and go late. 6pm to 10pm.
· First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights | No Cover – Browse artwork while enjoying delicious bites and live music at the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights, merged this month with the official White Linen Night in the Heights event on 19th Street. 6pm to 10pm.
· Summer Saturday Nights at The Blue Field Market | No Cover – Shop ‘till you drop, then relax with a cocktail when Blue Field Market opens every Saturday night this summer. The market offers local vendors, live bands, drink specials, sunset yoga, sand volleyball, and both sports and movie screenings on the big screen. 6pm to 10pm.
· Imagine Dragons in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Feel the thunder of Imagine Dragons’ powerful live performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Arrive early to see Grace VanderWaal of America’s Got Talent. Tickets start at $65. 7pm.
· Houston International Jazz Festival at House of Blues – Bask in the sweet sounds of jazz music when Houston International Jazz Festival returns for its 28th year. On Saturday night, you’ll hear performances by Mindi Abair, Althea Rene, and Ashleigh Smith. Tickets start at $40. 7pm.
· Erasure in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Catch an electric show by synth-pop duo Erasure when they play a live set at Smart Financial Centre in support of their upcoming release, World Be Gone. Tickets start at $39.50. 7:30pm.
· Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play Sporting Kansas City in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $29. 8pm.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
· Latin Fest at Wet ‘n’ Wild Splashtown – Celebrate Latin culture with tasty bites, live music, activities, and a special performance by Sandy G y Los Gavilanes during Latin Fest at Wet ‘n’ Wild Splashtown. Festival admission is included with entrance to the park. 10am to 7pm.
· Chimney Rock Market in West Houston | FREE – 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.
· Newsies at Inspiration Stage – Seize the day at a performance of Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical, Newsies, which follows the story of a charismatic newsboy who fronts a band of fellow teenaged “newsies.” Tickets start at $16. 3pm.
· Sunday Funday at Capitol Bar – Capital Bar in Midtown hosts one of Houston’s favorite Sunday Fundays, for more than five years running. Every Sunday, you’ll find pop-up kitchens and food trucks, resident DJs and special guest DJs, great drink prices, amazing specials, hookah and bottle service available. Cover charge at the door. 5pm.
· 311 and The Offspring in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Jam out to two of the ‘90s’ most notable live bands, 311 and The Offspring, when they headline a concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Gym Class Heroes will open the show. Tickets start at $27.50. 7pm.
· Houston Dash vs. Utah Royals at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dash as they play the Utah Royals FC in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $19. 7:30pm.
· Sunday Movie Nights at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier | FREE – Wind down Sunday evening with a free screening of the 2007 animated film, Surfs Up, at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. 8pm.