Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Head to Minute Maid Park for the Ed Sheeran concert; remember deceased friends and family at Day of the Dead celebrations around town; browse an all-anime art show in the East End; explore the scenic hiking trails of Grand Central Park with your pup in tow; hear a lineup of rock bands perform at Karbach Brewing Co and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Things to Do All Weekend
• Día de los Muertos Celebration at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Commemorate the lives of friends and family who have passed at a Día de los Muertos celebration hosted by the National Museum of Funeral History. Guests can view authentic altars created by local artists, leave a message for loved ones in a “Book of the Dead,” and enjoy a screening of Pixar’s animated film, Coco. $10. Times vary.
• Día de los Muertos Parties and Events Around Houston | Daily – Spend time with loved ones and remember deceased friends and family during a variety of Día de los Muertos celebrations around Houston. Prices, times, and locations vary.
• 21st Annual Houston Polish Film Festival at AMC Studio 30 | Daily – Screen a selection of Polish films, including Every 21 Seconds, The Butler (Kamerdyner), and Back Home (Powrót) throughout the five-day annual Polish Film Festival. Tickets start at $10. 7pm to 10pm.
• TUTS presents The Wiz at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Daily – Hear showtune classics like “Ease on Down the Road” and “A Brand New Day” throughout The Wiz, the beloved retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, presented by Theatre Under The Stars. Tickets start at $30. Showtimes vary.
• Chantal Warehouse Sale | Friday to Sunday – Get your holiday shopping done with up to 75% off on discontinued, overstocked, and one-of-a-kind cookware at the Chantal Warehouse Sale. Just in time for holiday shopping, Chantal’s Annual Warehouse Sale is here with something for everyone on your list at their once-a-year opening in North Houston at the corner of Hollister Road and the Beltway 8. Times vary.
• Love & Make’s Candle Making Workshop in Rice Village | Friday to Sunday – Grab your friends or a date and head to this popular candle-making workshop as it continues into fall and the holiday season. BYOB encouraged. $45. Times vary.
Friday, November 2, 2018
• Art Is An Outdoor Market at Greenway Plaza | FREE – Shop local artwork and unique finds at this European-style outdoor market in Greenway Plaza, where you can also enjoy live music and food truck eats. 11am.
• Día de los Muertos at Discovery Green | FREE – Gather with friends and family to remember the departed at this free Día de los Muertos festival on the lawn at Discovery Green. Featured attractions include art installations and demos, a local art market, a stilt walker, a contortionist, a living statue, art cars, face painting, and characters from Pixar’s Coco. 6pm to 10pm.
• Anime No Seikatsu: An Anime Art Show at Insomnia Gallery | FREE – Dress up in cosplay to browse an entire art show specifically dedicated to anime in the first-of-its-kind exhibit at Insomnia Gallery in the East End. 7pm to 11pm.
• Houston Grand Opera presents The Flying Dutchman at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts – See the opening show of Houston Grand Opera’s 2018 to 2019 season with a dramatic performance of the haunting love story, The Flying Dutchman, at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $25. 7:30pm.
• Devin the Dude in Concert at House of Blues – Check out a rap concert by Houston’s own Devin the Dude when he performs at House of Blues downtown. Tickets start at $20. 8pm.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
• Bark in the Park at Grand Central Park | FREE – Leash your pups and trot over to Grand Central Park to explore its scenic hiking trails, enter a dog costume contest, and enjoy food trucks, a bouncy house, and face-painting at Bark in the Park. 8am to noon.
• Zombie Charge 5K Obstacle Course & Festival at Rio Bravo Motocross Park – Halloween might be over, but the undead still walk the Earth at this zombie 5K obstacle course. Using natural and artificial obstacles, runners attempt to cross fields, trenches, creeks, trails and more with zombie actors aiming to grab a flag that hangs from the waist. Registration starts at $30 for zombies; $69 for runners. Spectators are welcome free of charge. 9am.
• Doyin Fash’s Houston Wedding Planning Workshop – Take advantage of Doyin Fashakin’s event-planning expertise when she hosts an intensive, hands-on workshop for brides-to-be, aspiring event planners, and more. She’ll cover topics ranging from brand recognition, sales, and marketing, to budgeting, client design, and establishing an online presence. Tickets start at $350. 9:30am to 5:30pm.
• Blackwood Harvest Hoedown at Blackwood Educational Land Institute – Enter an immersive farm experience, complete with arts and crafts, dance-hall bands, speakers, a bier garten, a kids zone, and plenty of delicious local food, all at the Blackwood Harvest Hoedown, which celebrates the Gulf Coast’s land and food at Blackwood Educational Land Institute. $15. 10am to 4pm.
• Menil Drawing Institute Community Celebration | FREE – Celebrate the opening of the much-anticipated Menil Drawing Institute with the opening of The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns, live music from Wild Moccasins, food trucks and more. 10am to 4pm.
• Love & Make’s Bath Bomb Making Workshop in Rice Village – Create your own luxurious, scented bath bomb at this DIY workshop, hosted by Love & Make in Rice Village. The family-friendly activity allows crafters to incorporate essential oils and experiment with fun colors. $45. 11pm.
• First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights | FREE – Browse artwork and enjoy delicious bites and live music at the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. 11am to 6pm.
• The Woodlands Art Crawl and Craft Beer Tasting at Hughes Landing – Sip craft beer while touring four newly added art benches, outdoor sculptures, sidewalk art, and the work of featured artists at The Woodlands Art Crawl and Craft Beer Tasting. $15. 2pm to 5pm.
• Rice Owls vs. UTEP at Rice Stadium – Cheer for the Rice University football team as they take on UTEP at home. Tickets start at $20. 2:30pm.
• Lady Antebellum in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Sing along to songs like “Need You Now,” “Just a Kiss,” and “You Look Good” when country-pop trio Lady Antebellum performs in concert at Smart Financial Centre, with opening act Danielle Bradbery. Tickets start at $60.50. 7pm.
• Feast With the Beasts at Houston Zoo – The Houston Zoo hosts its thirteenth annual Feast With the Beasts celebration, featuring bites from 60 of Houston’s top restaurants and musical guest Everclear. Tickets start at $119. 7pm to 11pm.
• Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Hailing from Israel as one of the leading dance companies in the world, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC) will take the stage for a dynamic performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 7pm.
• Ed Sheeran in Concert at Minute Maid Park – With hits like “Thinking Out Loud,” “Perfect,” and “Shape Of You,” British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is sure to blow audiences away with a heartfelt show at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $39. 7pm.
• Houston Grand Opera presents La bohème at the Wortham Theater Center – Transport to the heart of Paris during the bohemian revolution as the Houston Grand Opera presents Puccini’s La bohème at the Wortham Theater Center. One of the most famous operas of all time, La boheme explores the rollercoaster that is true love through a soundtrack of spellbinding musical works. Tickets start at $25. 7:30pm.
• Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Movie Screening Party at Alamo DraftHouse Katy – Say “yeah, baby, yeah!” to an Austin Powers movie party at Alamo DraftHouse in Katy. Audience members can partake in themed props, shout out hilarious quotes, and jive during the movie’s many dance sequences. $14. 7:30pm.
• Black Panther Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE – Catch a free showing of Marvel’s Black Panther on the lawn at Discovery Green. Arrive early for contests and activities. 7:30pm to 10pm.
• Joshua Hedley in Concert, with Kelsey Waldon at The Heights Theater – Catch Texas’ up and coming classic country crooner and fiddle player in the beautifully intimate Heights Theater. $16. 8pm.
• Legends of Hip Hop in Concert at NRG Arena – Some of the biggest names in rap come together for Legends of Hip Hop, a joint concert at NRG Arena. Expected performers include Juvenile, Scarface, 8 Ball & MJG, Too Short, DJ Quik, and Bun B. Tickets start at $52. 8pm.
• Da Camera: DeJohnette Coltrane Garrison at The Wortham Center – Representing a few of today’s great jazz families, the Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison Trio takes the stage at The Wortham Center to perform a thrilling compilation of jazz music. Tickets start at $42.50. 8pm.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
• Bayou Bikers Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Join Bayou Bikers for a 25 to 40 mile ride along the bayous. Meet at Market Square Park. 8am.
• Love & Make’s DIY Jewelry Making Workshop in Rice Village – Create your own macrame earrings in this DIY workshop at Love & Make in Rice Village. Jewelry designer Tanya Bagashka will walk participants through an ancient Arabic knotting technique that will be used to create the personalized piece. $55. 11am.
• Beers & Art at Saint Arnold’s Brewing Co. | FREE – Shop local artwork and vintage finds while sipping Saint Arnold brews at this month’s Beers & Art market. 11am to 4pm.
• Fall Market Pop-up at Shrine Event Center | FREE – Shop for crafts, hair care products, clothing, and more at this first pop-up market from Collab Event Group. There will be tunes by DJ Shep, free food, a live taping of the Cast Out Radio Experience podcast, and more. 1pm to 5pm.
• Texas Open at Houston Polo Club – Cheer from the stands as two polo teams compete in the Houston Cup at the Houston Polo Club. You can also expect live flamenco guitar music, a halftime divot stomp, and McDugal Steele pony hop. Tickets start at $15. 2pm.
• Foamhenge 2018 at Karbach Brewing Co – Crank up the volume at Foamhenge 2018, which features a lineup of rock groups like Wolfmother, April Wine, Sweet, and Texas Flood, a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band. VIP tickets will get you an optimal view, indoor restrooms, three beers of your choice, access to special tappings, a meet-and-greet with Eddie Trunk, and a buffet meal by Karbach Restaurant + Patio. Tickets start at $17. 2pm to 10pm.
• Dawes in Concert at The Heights Theater – Jam out to music from the LA-based folk-rock band, Dawes, during an intimate concert at Heights Theatre. Tickets start at $34.50. 8pm.