Here’s Your Hopping List of Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston Easter weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, March 30 to Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

Cheer on your favorite golfers during the Houston Open, dress in cosplay at Anime Matsuri 2018, see Robert Ellis in concert, hunt down Easter eggs, play a round of Selena Loteria, attend a Beauty and the Beast sing-along, bike along the bayous, and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this Easter weekend, from Friday, March 30 to Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Things to Do All Easter Weekend

·         Houston Open at Golf Club of Houston | Daily – Watch as some of the biggest names in golf compete for the championship title in the annual Houston Open. Formerly the Shell Houston Open, the PGA tournament returns to the Golf Club of Houston for this rousing, week-long event. Tickets start at $35. 6:30am.

·         Previews: Daisy at Main Street Theater | Thursday and Friday – Get a sneak peek of Main Street Theater’s newest production, Daisy, a play inspired by 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. 7:30pm both nights.

·         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 $. Showtimes vary.

·         Comic & America’s Got Talent Finalist Taylor Williamson at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday | 2-for-1 Tickets –Catch the hilariously awkward and self-deprecating comedy of Taylor Williamson, performing five shows at the Improv. Tickets start at $17. Showtimes vary.

·         Dance Salad Festival at the Hobby Center | Thursday to Saturday – Experience up to three evenings of modern dance performances by companies from around the world during Dance Salad Festival at the Hobby Center. The weekend-long festival, which began 26 years ago in Belgium, is now in its 23rd year in Houston and features a different collection of dances each night. Tickets start at $25. 7:30pm every night.

·         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. Showtimes vary.

·         Shrek the Musical at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday to Saturday – See your favorite humorous fairy tale, complete with a cynical ogre, feisty princess, and loud-mouthed donkey, performed live at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Unlike the movie, Shrek the Musical will feature all-new music and dancing for an entirely unique experience. 8pm.

·         The Merry Wives of Windsor at Queensbury Theatre | Thursday to Saturday – Experience an all-female production of the Shakespearean comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsorwhen 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.

·         Easter Weekend at Kemah Boardwalk | Friday and Saturday – Decorate festive cookies, hunt for Easter eggs, and snap a photo with the Easter Bunny during Easter Weekend at Kemah Boardwalk. Prices and times vary.

·         The French Farm’s Spring Open Warehouse Sale | Friday and Saturday | FREE –Stock your kitchen for all of your spring and summer get-togethers, including Mother’s day, Father’s day, and grilling season at The French Farm’s Spring Open Warehouse Sale. Boasting a variety of confits, cutlery, mustards, candies and more, the sale will offer visitors the chance to find all sorts of unique gifts for loved ones, great grabs for foodies or even the perfect teacher gift. Times vary.

·         Anime Matsuri 2018 at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday to Sunday – Dress up in cosplay and join tens of thousands of artists, enthusiasts, music-lovers, fashionistas, gamers, collectors, and animators for Anime Matsuri 2018 at George R. Brown Convention Center. The massive, three-day event promotes Japanese culture through its showcase of panels, workshops, car shows, fashion shows, concerts, and contests. Tickets start at $75. Times vary.

·         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 claiming candy and prizes from the hunt, kids can enjoy barrel trains, giant slides, and meet farm animals like chickens, goats, and camels. $20. 10am to 5pm.

·         Daisy at Main Street Theater | Saturday and Sunday – Take a seat for Main Street Theater’s newest production, Daisy, a play inspired by 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. Tickets start at $36. Showtime’s vary.

·         International Watermedia Exhibit 2018 at Watercolor Art Society | Saturday and Sunday | FREE – 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.

Friday, March 30, 2018

·         Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park | FREE – Bring your little ones to story time 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.

·         Eggtivities at The Woodlands Children’s Museum – Pose for festive photos with the Easter Bunny, dye Easter eggs, and decorate your own egg-carrying basket at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. $6. 10am to 2pm.

·         Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns at Toyota Center – Cheer loud for the Rockets when they hit the court to play the Suns at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $20. 7pm.

·         Critical Mass Bike Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Bike through Downtown Houston during this monthly community ride with Critical Mass. 7pm.

·         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 as popular newcomers. Tickets are $29. 7:30pm.

·         Into the Woods Movie Screening at Levy Park | FREE – Catch a free screening of Disney’s musical fantasy film, Into the Woods, for a family-friendly Friday night. 7:30pm.

·         Robert Ellis in Concert at the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art – See country singer/songwriter and Texas native Robert Ellis perform a concert in support of his recent, self-titled album at the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Folk singer Adriel Denae will open the show. Tickets start at $20. 7pm to 11pm.

·         Eighth Day of the Week at Ensemble Theatre – Follow the struggles, discoveries, and coping mechanisms of an African American family whose mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Through raw emotion injected with humor, this play aims to raise awareness of a disease that affects families around the world. Tickets start at $30. 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.

·         Finesse Fridays at PLAE Houston | No Cover – Strap on your dancing shoes and head to PLAE Houston, where you can dance all night to Top 40s hits from DJ Tina Langner. 10pm.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

·         Green 6.2 in City Centre – Take your mark for a 5- or 10-K race through City Centre in this Houston Marathon-qualifying run. Bring your little ones for the kids’ race, and then stay for the post-race party, complete with food, drinks, music, and family-friendly fun. Registration starts at $40. 7:45am.

·         An Old-Fashioned Easter at George Ranch Historical Park – Celebrate Easter the old-fashioned way by creating your own Victorian greeting cards, designing a period egg doll, hunting for eggs, and playing a game of basket egg toss at George Ranch Historical Park. Following the activities, enjoy lunch on the lawn of a 1890s Victorian mansion. $10. 9am.

·         Easter Egg Hunt at 7 Acre Wood in Conroe – Ride down zip lines, visit the petting zoo, play carnival games, and get your face painted during the 13th annual Easter Egg Hunt at 7 Acre Wood in Conroe.  Prices vary. 10am to 3pm.

·         Tribute to The Woodlands Music Festival at Town Green Park – Pay tribute to The Woodlands and great music during this one-day festival at Town Green Park. The lineup features eight tribute bands playing songs from groups like Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, Soundgarden, and The Beatles. Tickets start at $6. Noon to 11pm.

·         Springworld International Festival at Discovery Green | FREE – Discover the traditions, cuisines, and histories of countries around the world during Springworld International Festival at Discovery Green. The annual event draws thousands of visitors for a day of music, food, and cultural exhibits. 10:30am to 4:30pm.

·         Easter on the Ranch at Smith Ranch in Katy – Jump inside a bounce house, ride in paddle boats, feed animals, and hunt for Easter eggs at Smith Ranch’s Easter celebration in Katy. $10. 10am to 4pm.

·         Alice! At Prohibition – Enter the fantastical world of Wonderland during Alice, a newly adapted musical derived from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Arrive early for fun activities like face painting and balloon animals at Conservatory. Tickets are $20. Noon.

·         Ugly Duck BBQ Pop Up at Eureka Heights Brew Co | No Cover – Chow down on Texas-style barbeque and sip on brews when Ugly Duck BBQ sets up shop outside of Eureka Heights Brew Co. for the afternoon. 1pm to 9pm.

·         4th Annual Heads & Tails Crawfish Festival at Grooves of Houston – Now in its fourth year, this festival takes over Grooves of Houston in EaDO, in a celebration of Texan and Louisianan culture, food, and music. Enjoy succulent boiled crawfish and other foods including boudin, turkey legs, sausage on a stick, funnel cakes, and more. A limited number of complimentary early admission tickets are available with an RSVP. All day admission tickets are $10 in advance and the price will increase at the door. 1pm to 9pm.

·         Selena Loteria at Harris County General Store Barbecue Co. – Sing and dance to music by the late Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla-Perez, in between games of Selena Loteria at Harris County General Store Barbecue Co. Loteria prizes include Selena-themed art, jewelry, and crafts, as well as original artwork, prints, and jewelry from local vendors. $152pm to 7pm.

·         Spring Wine Fest at Brenner’s on the Bayou – Bask along the picturesque shores with some vino at Brenner’s on the Bayou’s popular spring time events. The late afternoon shindig is an ideal way to sample a variety of award-winning wines, featuring Veuve Clicquot and Duckhorn Vineyards. $85 in advance; $95 day of the event; $125 VIP tickets include early entrance and access to special benefits. 4pm to 7pm.

·         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.

·         Houston Roller Derby at Revention Center – Watch as two Houston Roller Derby teams go head-to-head in about at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $15. 7pm.

·         H-Town Blues Festival at NRG Arena – Hear T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, Pokey Bear, Willie Clayton, Calvin Richardson, and Tyree Neal sing the blues during the 9th annual H-Town Blues Festival at NRG Arena. Tickets start at $52. 7pm.

·         Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution at BBVA Compass Stadium –  Cheer on the Dynamo as they play the New England Revolution in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24. 7:30pm.

·         Beauty and the Beast Movie Screening and Sing-Along at Discovery Green – Warm up your vocal chords and head to Discovery Green for a free screening and sing-along featuring the 2017 Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast8pm to 10pm.

·         Chicago in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Jam out to your favorite songs by recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago, as they take their tour to Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land.  Tickets start at $79.50. 8pm.

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

·         Bayou Bikers Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Cruise around the city and along its bayous during this 25- to 40-mile bike ride with Bayou City Bikers. The ride begins Downtown at Market Square Park.  8am.

·         Easter at Hermann Park – Start your Easter Sunday with a scenic breakfast at Pinewood Cafe, followed by an Easter egg hunt, a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad, and a pedal boat ride. $13. 8am to 10am.

·         East End Farmers Market | No Cover – Shop fresh fruits, veggies, and dairy products from seven local farms, along with other prepared foods and hand-crafted goods, at the East End Farmers Market on Navigation. 10am to 2pm.

·         Wonderland: An Egg-cellent Easter Celebration in Downtown – Playhouse on the Prairie, Conservatory, and Prohibition Theatre present an Easter morning family event, featuring with egg hunts every half hour from 10am to noon, carnival games, face-painting, performances of the one-hour performance of the interactive family musical Alice! based on Lewis Carrol’s classic books, and more. $20. 10am to 3pm.

·         Easter Sunday Brunch at Downtown Aquarium – Head to Downtown Aquarium for a special buffet brunch of more than 40 different dishes. Kids can also take photos with the Easter Bunny and join an Easter egg hunt. 10am.

·         Easter Brunch Buffet at City Acre Brewing Co. – Feast on a delicious brunch buffet of Easter ham, migas, eggs, waffles, creole eggplant, cinnamon rolls and more, all courtesy of Chef Rick from City Acre Brewing CoFollowing brunch, check out the brewery’s spacious outdoor area featuring plenty of yard games and kids’ activities. Tickets start at $16.95. 11am.

·         Easter Celebration at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier | No Cover – Spend Easter enjoying panoramic views of the coastline as Galveston hosts its annual Golden Easter Egg Hunt at Pleasure Pier. Noon to 4pm.

·         Crawfish Boil at Revelry on Richmond – Ditch the Easter brunch buffets and 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.

·         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.