Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 25 to Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Lace up your roller skates for a ’90s part at the rink, hear a live concert, support Griffs St. Patrick’s Day Parade at a fundraiser, indulge in a wine dinner, go to the theater, and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Things to Do All Weekend
• 35th Annual Houston Auto Show at NRG Center | Daily – See the latest trends and models of the auto industry as you make your way through 700,000 square feet of convention space at the 35th Annual Houston Auto Show. $12. Thursday and Friday noon to 9:30pm; Saturday 10am to 9:30pm; Sunday 10am to 7pm.
• Fetch Clay, Make Man at the Ensemble Theatre | Daily – Get a first look at Fetch Clay, Make Man, a play about the friendship between boxer Muhammad Ali and actor Stepin Fetchit, at one of three preview shows at Ensemble Theatre. $23. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 3pm.
• Alma en Venta (Soul on Sale) at Stages Repertory Theatre | Thursday and Saturday – Put on by Stages Repertory Theatre, the regional premiere of Alma en Venta takes the audience on a journey to see how a Latino artist brings his canvas to life. $36.
• Tchaikovsky 4 Concert at Jones Hall | Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his Houston Symphony debut with Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4”. Tickets start at $23. Thursday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm.
• Harlem Globetrotters at NRG Arena | Friday and Saturday – Be amazed at the tricks and athleticism of the Harlem Globetrotters as they come to NRG to entertain the whole family on their North American Tour. Tickets start at $53.50. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2pm.
Friday, January 26, 2018
• Joe Rogan Live at Revention Music Center – Get tickets to see one of Joe Rogan’s back-to-back shows at Revention Music Center as part of his Strange Times 2018 Tour. Tickets start at $39. 6:30pm and 10pm.
• Critical Mass Bike Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Bike through Downtown Houston during this monthly community ride with Critical Mass. 6pm.
• Shaun of the Dead Movie Screening Party at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park –Run for your life right into Alamo Drafthouse for an interactive screening of the hilarious movie Shaun of the Dead, complete with inflatable cricket bats and bar snacks. $12.99. 7:30pm.
• 2017 Year in Review at The Music Box Theater – Laugh and reminisce as the cast of Music Box Theater highlights the most memorable moments of 2017 at their theater in Upper Kirby. Tickets start at $29. 7:30pm.
• The Killers in Concert at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land – Catch a performance from rock band The Killers at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Tickets start at $29.50. 8pm.
• Tango Fire Dance Performance at The Grand – Argentinian dance troupe The Tango Fire Company will bring their dynamic show to Galveston for a performance at The Grand. Tickets start at $25. 8pm.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
• Spring Bridal Show at The Bryan Museum – Meet dozens of local caterers, florists, photographers, musicians, DJs, and wedding coordinators at the Spring Bridal Show at The Bryan Museum in Galveston. $14. 10:30am to 2:30pm.
• Yappy Hour at Elizabeth Glover Park | FREE – Enjoy a pet-friendly happy hour at Elizabeth Glover Park that features treats from Urban Tails, giveaways, contests, doggie yoga, and prizes. 11:30am.
• Crawfish and Shrimp Fundraiser at Griffs Irish Pub– Head to Griffs and stuff your face with crawfish and shrimp to raise money for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Zydeco Dots and Tomes will provide entertainment. Noon to 7pm.
• Workshop: Words & Arts at CAMH | FREE – Open to all writing levels, this workshop will explore the exhibition Christopher Knowles: In a Word through group discussion, stories, and poems. 2pm.
• Saint Arnold Woodlands Pub Crawl – Make your way to five bars around Waterway Square in The Woodlands and get your ticket punched before heading to the last stop and collecting your prize. 2pm to 6pm.
• Psych Ward Siren Chili Cook-Off at Cottonwood Houston – Houston Roller Derby team Psych Ward Sirens hosts this chili cook-off with a silent auction and bake sale at Cottonwood. $10. 2pm to 6pm.
• Colors of Humanity: Sayra Vallejo Solo Show at RockStar Gallery | FREE – Check out works by Houston painter and artist Sayra Vallejo, best known for her unique, colorful drip process that created intricate interactions of color, textures, light, and connectedness. 6pm to 9pm.
• Monster Jam at NRG Stadium – Watch monster trucks fly through the air and crush everything in their path at Monster Jam at NRG. Tickets start at $15. 7pm.
• Back To The ’90s Skate Party at Houston Just Rolling Skating Rink – Put on your acid wash jeans and lace up your skates for this ’90s-themed skate party, with nothing but ‘90s tunes, at the Houston Just Rolling Skating Rink. Tickets start at $10. 7pm to 11pm.
• ComedySportz Match Improv Show at CSz Arena – Crack up as you participate in this interactive improv show from ComedySportz. $20; limited discounted $10 tickets available. 8pm.
• Houston Choreographers X6 with Houston Ballet Academy at Evelyn Rubinstein Jewish Community Center – Six choreographers have been commissioned to create a piece to premiere at this evening of dance at the community center’s Kaplan Theatre. Tickets start at $20. 8pm.
• Well at Studio 101 – Take your seat for this show that explores the ideas of health, illness, mind over body, and social activism, produced by Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company at Studio 101. $25. 8pm.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
• Houston Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K at Sesquicentennial Park – Take off on a 5k or 15k course along Buffalo Bayou and make a stop (or a few) at the many sweet stations along the road. This race benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Registration starts at $49. 7:15am.
• East End Farmers Market – Shop for fresh produce from seven local farms and goods from small businesses at this farmers market on Navigation. 10am to 2pm.
• Open Meditation at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern | FREE – Take a deep breath and practice a self-guided meditation in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. 11am to noon.
• One Pot Showdown at Saint Arnold Brewery – See what teams come up with when they’re challenged to a one pot cook-off using Saint Arnold beers. This delicious fundraiser, now in its 11th year, benefits Kids’ Meals. 1pm to 4pm.
• 3rd Annual Halal Food Festival at Masjid Bilal – The Masjid Bilal center hosts their annual family-friendly Halal Food Festival featuring a cook-off and vendors. 1pm to 8pm.
• Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns at Toyota Center – Get on your feet and cheer for Houston in this game against the Suns at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $20. 2:30pm.
• Houston Dynamo JR Academy at Memorial City | FREE – Boys and girls aged 5 to 10 can learn soccer skills at this development training session at Memorial City. 3pm to 5pm.
• Kitchen Takeover Sunday at Wooster’s Garden – Have a cocktail and try a new menu when Wooster’s Garden in Midtown hosts a guest chef for a pop-up as part of their Kitchen Takeover Sunday. 3pm to 8pm.
• Trivia Super Bowl at Flying Saucer Sugar Land – Test your knowledge at this epic trivia night where the winner will get a reserved section of the bar for an entire year. 7:30pm.