Drink green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, check out a concert at the rodeo, chow down on Southern food at a throw-back price, learn the basics of black and white photography, run a half marathon, watch the Rockets take on the L.A. Clippers, see a play about exonerated criminals and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend, from Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Things to Do All Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend
· Little Woodrow’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Four Days of Green Festivities in Midtown | Daily – Sate your appetite for all things Irish at Little Woodrow’s four-day celebration. Things start off on Thursday with a special Irish edition of the World Famous Turtle Races and continue through Sunday. The main event is the party on Saturday, with DJ tunes, green beer, Irish whiskeys, and more St. Paddy’s festivities.
· 40th Anniversary Celebration at Treebeards in Market Square | Daily – Feast on traditional Southern foods at a discounted price in honor of Treebeards’ 40th-anniversary celebration. The cafeteria-style eatery’s Market Square location will offer its original menu with its original prices from 1978 throughout the first two weeks of March.
Rodeo Special at Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen | Daily – Show your rodeo tickets and receive a cowboy-sized meal for a discounted price at Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen. With the purchase of an entree, rodeo attendees will get a 6-to-8 ounce lobster tail and 14-ounce ribeye for free.
· Spring Break Special: Exhibition Combo Pack at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Daily – Experience three art exhibitions for the price of one when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston offers a Spring Break Special combo pack. Save when you see The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta in its final week, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India, and Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples. This offer also includes the Museum’s art collection. The Spring Break combo is $30. Times vary per day.
· Bumble’s Official Rodeo Afterparty at Armadillo Palace | FREE | Thursday to Saturday – Join the popular dating app Bumble and keep the Rodeo fun going. Show your Bumble, BumbleBFF or BumbleBizz profile and score free drinks, Rodeo-themed photobooth fun, plus Bumble swag for the first to arrive each evening. Single, couples, friend groups are all welcome.
· The Exonerated at MATCH | Thursday to Saturday – 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 $. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday 8pm.
· Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Jones Hall | Friday and Saturday – Watch the talented dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during a stunning performance at Jones Hall. Artistic director Robert Battle delivers a unique program spanning styles from contemporary favorites to beloved classics. Tickets start at $34, not including ticket fees. 7:30pm both nights.
· Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmead at Theatre Suburbia | Friday and Saturday – Watch a mystery unfold as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson attempt to solve a slew of murders in Suburbia Theatre’s performance of Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmead. Tickets are $16. 8:30pm.
·Friday, March 16, 2018
· Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park | FREE – Bring your little ones to storytime 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.
· University of Houston Cougars vs. University of New Mexico Lobos at Schroeder Park – Watch as the Cougars take the field to play the University of New Mexico Lobos at Schroeder Park. Tickets start at $24. 6:30pm.
· Houston Rodeo: Chris Stapleton in concert at NRG Park – See Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton live on stage during the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Park. Tickets start at $16. 6:45pm.
· St. Patrick’s Eve Leprechaun Drop at Lucky’s Pub – Count down the hours to St. Patrick’s Day with a festive party at Lucky’s Pub, complete with green beer, music, and a New Year’s Eve-style “leprechaun drop” at midnight, followed by a toast. Tickets start at $10. 6pm.
· 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 popular newcomers. Tickets are $29, but you may find limited discounted tickets for $14.50. 7:30pm.
· Diavolo at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Explore the interaction between the human body and its surrounding architectural environment as America’s Got Talent stars Diavolo bring their performance to Miller Outdoor Theatre. Dancers, gymnasts, and athletes will glide across steep inclines, dance across moving surfaces, descend from tall structures and more. 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.
Saint Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, 2018
· St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2018 at Lucky’s Pub – Find your pot of gold during one of the city’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations hosted by 94.5 The Buzz at Lucky’s Pub. Complete with three stages, this annual blow-out features 10 bands and DJs, bagpipers, leprechauns, green beer, and food for purchase, including Lucky Charms cereal. Tickets start at $10. 8am.
· 53rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Griff’s Irish Pub – Have your fill of corned beef and cabbage, green beer, and Jameson during the 53rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Griff’s Irish Pub. Griff’s will keep the party going all day long with face painters, Irish dancers, bagpipers, and nine bands on two stages. $5. 10am.
· KINETIC & Friends: a Chamber Music & Market Pop-up at A 2nd Cup | No Cover – KINETIC, the conductor-less chamber ensemble, comes together with local Houston creatives and vendors for a Saturday pop-up market and live chamber music performance at A 2nd Cup coffee shop. A 2nd Cup is a nonprofit that operates to raise money to fight human trafficking, and 15% of the market proceeds will go to support their cause. 10am to 2pm. Musical performance at 11:30am.
· Second Saturday Boat Ride on Buffalo Bayou – Cruise down Buffalo Bayou on a relaxing, 30-minute boat ride with friends or family on the second Saturday of every month. Soak up the warm, spring weather while you keep an eye out for jumping fish, native birds, and even the occasional alligator. $7. 10am to 2pm.
· St. Patrick’s Day at St. Arnold Brewing Co. – Feast on a traditional Irish breakfast of eggs, breakfast sausage, black and white puddings, baked beans, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, and of course, beer, at Saint Arnold Brewery’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Continue the festivities with live music, contests, food trucks, and a special brew release. $40. 10am.
· St. Patrick’s Day 2018 at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Do as the Irish do and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Irish food, drinks, bagpipers, and live music at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Bring along your little ones for a tea party with arts and crafts. $22. 11am.
· 3rd Annual Green Mile & St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Clutch Bar – Toast to all things Irish at Clutch Bar’s third annual Green Mile & St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. They’ll have food, drinks, live entertainment, raffles, prizes and more. Tickets start at $5. 11am to 10pm.
· The St. Patrick’s Day Party at Henderson Heights Pub & Grub | No Cover – Pull out all of your green attire and party like the Irish at Henderson Heights Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day Party. This all-day party in the Heights will feature food and drink specials including Irish Car Bombs for $6.50 and green beer, live music from 2pm to 11pm, and free Jameson t-shirts. 11am to 2am.
· 59th Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade at Minute Maid Park | FREE – Wear green and head Downtown for one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country. The two-hour event will feature more than 100 entries and ends with an after-party at Lucky’s Pub. Noon.
· Luck of the Irish St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl Houston at Dogwood – Feel the luck of the Irish during this annual St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl through Midtown. Take advantage of drink specials at participating bars, including Belle Station, Little Woodrows, Capitol Bar, Howl at the Moon, Sage County and more. $11.77. Noon.
· 2nd Annual Woodlands Shamrock Shindig at Town Green Park – Join the fun at this family-friendly St. Paddy’s celebration in The Woodlands. The Shamrock Shindig will offer drinks such as green beer, margaritas, and Irish brews, as well as plenty of food trucks, activities for the kids plus inflatables, live music, and vendors. Noon to 11pm.
· Family Day at CAMH | FREE – Enter the mind of an artist through a photography scavenger hunt, participate in a poetry in action tour, get creative with optical illusion crafts and more at Family Day at the Contemporary Arts Museum. 1pm to 4pm.
· 5th Annual Celebration of Beer at 8th Wonder Brewery – Wish a happy birthday to EaDo’s 8th Wonder Brewery as they celebrate five years in business. In honor of the occasion, they’re hosting a birthday bash complete with beer, food trucks, and live music. Tickets start at $35. 2pm to 10pm.
· St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Pub Crawl and Concert at Market Square Park – Dress like a leprechaun and make your way through the Downtown bars, which will offer special prices on Irish spirits. Continue the festivities at Market Square Park with lawn games and live music from Houston’s own Celtic rockers, Murder the Stout. 3pm to 8pm.
· St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in Midtown and Downtown – Drink up at one of two celebratory pub crawls in Midtown and Downtown. Ticket holders will receive drink specials, a special pub crawl cup, a koozie and a T-shirt. $25. 3pm to 9pm.
· Houston Rodeo: Brad Paisley in concert at NRG Park – Sing along to your favorite country songs by Brad Paisley when he performs at NRG Park as part of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2018 lineup. Tickets start at $18. 3:45pm.
· Diaz: Noche Caliente with Menique and Jose Valentino in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Kick off Miller Outdoor Theatre’s 2018 free concert series when renowned salsa singer Menique joins Jose Valentino to perform with Houston’s premier youth group, “Caliente.” Directed by Grammy-nominated Music Educator Jose Antonio Diaz, this free show is sure to deliver an exciting Saturday night. 8pm.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
· 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. Noon to 2pm.
· St. Paddy’s Day Half Marathon at Sugar Land Town Square – Work off all the green beer you’ve imbibed by running a 13.1-mile loop that starts and ends at Sugar Land Town Square. Runners are encouraged to dress up in Irish garb for a costume contest following the race. 7:15am to 11am.
· 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.
· Chimney Rock Market | No Cover – 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.
· Family Days at Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens | FREE – Bring the kiddos to Family Day at the Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens, where you can enjoy workshops, live entertainment, guided tours, crafts and more on selected third Sundays. 1pm to 5pm.
· Third Birthday Party at Johnny’s Gold Brick | No Cover – Sip fancy cocktails from special guest bartenders, jam to live music, and chow down on Chapman House BBQ in honor of Johnny’s Gold Brick’s third birthday in The Heights. 2pm to 10pm.
· Houston Rodeo: Garth Brooks in concert at NRG Park – Shamelessly sing along to Garth Brooks’ greatest hits during the county music icon’s close-out performance for the 2018 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Park. First run tickets are sold out 3:45pm.