Tax Free Weekend Things To Do!

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12, 2018. 

Learn how to cook a delicious chile relleno, watch a back-to-school fashion show that benefits pediatric cancer patients, see country music star Miranda Lambert in concert, get active in a sand volleyball tournament and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12, 2018.

Things to Do All Weekend

·         Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | Daily – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Mariners in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $21. Times vary.

·         Deli Month at Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant | Daily – Chow down on a three-course menu of items like stuffed kishka, matzo ball soup, and Hungarian goulash when both locations of Kenny & Ziggy’s participate in the nationwide fundraiser, Deli Month. Proceeds benefit the Holocaust Museum Houston. $37.

·         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.

·         The Landing Theatre presents Oleanna at 14 Pews | Daily – Take a seat for Oleanna, David Mamet’s politically relevant play that follows a college professor who is accused of sexual harassment after discussing a paper with his female student. Tickets start at $15. Showtimes vary.

·         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 nights.

·         Feeling Groovy 4 at Music Box Theater | Friday and Saturday – Groove on down to your favorite tunes from the ‘60s and ‘70s when Music Box Theater presents Feeling Groovy 4, an all-new musical featuring songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, Glen Campbell, Diana Ross, The Carpenters, The Bee Gees, and Barbra Streisand. Tickets start at $29. 7:30pm both nights..

·         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.

·         Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age at MFAH | Saturday and Sunday – Marvel at furniture generated by algorithms and designs brought to life by a robot with the work of experimental Dutch designer Joris Laarman at Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Hours vary.

·         Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday and Sunday Celebrate African American culture and promote diversity with music, food, fashion, art, and guest speakers during the Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival at George R. Brown Convention Center. Tickets start at $15. Times vary.

Friday, August 10, 2018

·         Listen Local: Music on the Plaza with Patric Johnson at The Brown Foundation Plaza | FREE – Get down to groovy tunes from local indie rocker Patric Johnson when he 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.

·         Date Night Cooking Class: Creole at Brennan’s of Houston Bring your special someone to cook delicious Creole dishes during a date night cooking class in the famed Midtown eatery. The menu will feature deviled crab-stuffed mirliton, creole-spiced palacios redfish, and a banana foster crepe. $150 per couple. 6:30pm to 9pm.

·         Mixers and Elixirs at Houston Museum of Natural Science Mix and mingle among towering dinosaur exhibits as the Houston Museum of Natural Science opens up for a night of music, dancing, cocktails, and food trucks. $25. 7pm.

·         Miranda Lambert in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Sing along to hits like “The House That Built Me,” “Over You,” and “Gunpowder and Lead” when country music star Miranda Lambert takes the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. She’ll be joined by fellow country singers Little Big Town, The Steel Woods, and Tenille Towns. Tickets start at $25. 7pm.

·         Jeff Lynne’s ELO in Concert at Toyota Center Catch an epic live show from the iconic group, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, or Electric Light Orchestra, that’s been around for nearly 50 years. The band’s unique style seamlessly blends progressive rock, pop, and classical genres for a distinct sound unlike any other. Tickets range from $49.50 to $149.50. 8pm.

·         Superhero Trivia at The Harp | No Cover – Test your knowledge of superhero original appearances, villains, sidekicks and more at The Harp’s second installment of monthly trivia. Dress up as your favorite superhero for the chance to win a prize, enjoy drink specials, and chow down on barbecue from Tashi Garcia of Chapman House Smoked Meats. 8pm.

·         Pink Floyd: The Wall at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – See a note-for-note recreation of Pink Floyd’s legendary double album, The Wall, when Classic Albums Live brings a group of talented performers to the stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:30pm.

·         Prince vs Michael Dance Party at Guava Lamp Slip on your dancing shoes for the ultimate pop music showdown when the LGBTQ bar hosts a Prince vs Michael Jackson dance party. $10. 9pm.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

·         Smitty’s Day at the Park at Moody Park | FREE – Join retired NFL player Wade Smith for his second annual health and fitness kids camp, Smitty’s Day, at Moody Park. Former NFL players, high school and collegiate athletes, professional cheerleaders, authors, musicians, and artists will lead kids in grades K through 6 through a variety of fun activities. 8am.

·         Astronaut Clayto Anderson: A is For Astronaut at Barnes and Noble River Oaks Hear astronaut Clayton Anderson read from his recently published children’s book, A is for Astronaut, followed by a Q&A session for aspiring astronauts and a book-signing. 11am.

·         MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital Back-to-School Bash at The Galleria | FREE – Cool off from the summer heat with face painting, balloon artists, interactive activities, and a back-to-school fashion show at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital’s Back-to-School Bash in The Galleria. Benefitting the hospital, the fashion show will feature pediatric cancer patients, their siblings, and MD Anderson caregivers. Noon.

·         Chile Relleno Class at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen Pop on your chef’s cap as you learn how to cook Sylvia Casares’ famous chile rellenos. The hands-on demonstration includes recipes for beef or cheese rellenos, special toppings, rice, and refried beans. $65. 1pm to 4pm.

·         Bud Light Lime Sand Volleyball Tournament Bump, set, spike your way to victory in the annual Bud Light Lime Sand Volleyball Tournament at Volleyball USA. All skill-levels are welcome, with divisions including recreational, intermediate, and competitive. 3pm.

·         Godsmack in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Rock out to a live show by Godsmack and Shinedown with supporting act Like a Storm when the trio brings its heavy metal sounds to Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $31. 7pm.

·         Bleachers on Love Street at Karbach Brewing Co. Feel the love with a summer concert from indie pop group Bleachers, as they headline Karbach Brewery’s annual Love Street event. $30. 6pm to 10pm.

·         Summer Saturday Nights at The Blue Field Market | No Cover – Shop ‘till you drop, catch a flick or get active 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.

·         The Market at Sawyer Yards | No Cover – Shop a curated selection of specialty goods, folk art, and artisan crafts during this market hosted by The Washington Avenue Arts District. You can also grab a snack from a local food truck and listen to live music while you shop. 6pm to 10pm.

·         Houston Chef Series Finale Dinner: A Louisiana Culinary Adventure at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse – The ultimate conclusion to the summer-long Houston Chef Series features a seven-course dinner, each serving paired with a differently specialty cocktail, designed by Celebrity Guest Chef John Folse from Louisiana and a team of prominent Houston chefs. There will be live music, surprises, and full bellies. $199; $175 for Landry’s Signature Club members. 7pm.

·         Beginning2End Productions presents Da Dealership at Bayou Theater Crack up at a comedic live performance mixed with filmed elements in Da Dealership at Bayou Theater. Presented by Beginning2End Productions, the show follows a group of car salesmen and saleswomen as they compete for the coveted top-seller spot. $40. 8pm.

·         Peter Rabbit Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Treat the kids to a movie on the lawn when Sugar Land Town Square plays a free screening of the live-action film, Peter Rabbit. 8:15pm.

·         Despicable Me 3 Movie Screening at Creekside Park Village Green | FREE – Pack some snacks and lawn chairs and head to Creekside Park Village Green in The Woodlands for a free showing of Despicable Me 3. 8:30pm.

·         Kiefer Sutherland Band in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Hear a blend of country, rock, blues, and Americana when the multi-talented movie star, television actor, and now musician, Kiefer Sutherland, performs in concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:30pm.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

·         Free Play Sundays & All Day Happy Hour at Conservatory | No Cover – Get your game on for free while enjoying Conservatory’s all-day happy hour, which features more than 60 types of draft beer, wine, and select whiskeys. 11am to 2pm.

·         Eado Vintage Fest: 2nd Sundays | No Cover – Browse vintage clothing, antique furniture, decor, and handmade goods at this monthly festival in Eado. Noon to 6pm.

·         West Alamarket at Alabama Ice House | No Cover – Check out Pop Shop Spaces’ new Sunday market, featuring men’s and women’s apparel, craft jewelry, art, and other merchandise. Food and drinks will also be available. Noon to 6pm.

·         Sip N’ Slide Sundays on the Patio at Revolver Houston Beat the heat while soaring down an inflatable slip n’ slide every Sunday at Revolver Houston. Featuring plenty of drink specials, they’ll also have water balloons, corn hole, live music, and giant Jenga. 2pm to 7pm.

·         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.

·         Summer Night Sessions: Dos Santos + Money Chicha at Axelrad Chill out Sunday evening with music from Dos Santos and Austin’s own Money Chicha at Axelrad. The bar’s new Summer Night Sessions aim to introduce Houstonians to various styles of music and art from all over the country. 7:30pm.

·         Disney’s The Lion King Movie Screening at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier | FREE – Sing “Hakuna Matata” at a free screening of Disney’s The Lion King by by the sea and under the stars. 8pm.