Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Take a flower-filled tour through River Oaks, see a Tony Award-winning musical, learn the basics of photography, grow heirloom tomatoes, dance to DJ Steve Aoki, cheer on the Houston Dynamo and more.

Shows & Things to Do All Weekend

  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Park | Daily – Dust off your boots and head to NRG for the Rodeo, complete with carnival rides, rodeo competitions and fried food, as well as nightly concerts from acts like Leon Bridges, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, and Alessia Cara. Tickets start at $18. Thursday and Friday 6:45pm; Saturday and Sunday 3:45pm.
  • Houston Fishing Show at George R. Brown Convention Center| Daily – Find all things needed for the ultimate fishing trip at the 43rd Annual Fishing Show at George R. Brown Convention Center. Peruse a selection of boats, kayaks, and equipment, explore exhibits from regional resort areas, marinas, fishing camps and seashore, and attend seminars led by industry experts. $12. Thursday and Friday noon to 9pm; Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 6pm.
  • Cirque Italia Aquatic Spectacular at Katy Mills | Daily – Watch acrobats, jugglers, dancers and more perform in Cirque Italia’s Aquatic Spectacular at Katy Mills. Tickets start at $10. Thursday and Friday 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 1:30pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm.
  • Rock, Roll and Tutus at George R. Brown Convention Center | Daily – See the Houston Ballet in their newest mixed-repertory program, Rock, Roll and Tutus. Performances include Trey McIntyre’sIn Dreams, Stanton Welch’s La Cathedrale Engloutie, Tim Harbour’s Filigree and Shadow, and Alexander Ekman’s Cacti. Tickets start at $39. Times vary daily.
  • Men on Boatsat Main Street Theater | Daily – Take your seat for a performance of Men on Boats, a story about 10 explorers traveling the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon on 4 boats, playing at Main Street Theater. Tickets start at $39. Thursday to Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm.
  • Memphisat The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Daily – See the Tony-award winning musical that follows a tale of forbidden love set in the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll. The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts presents Memphis, featuring a score by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan. Tickets start at $30, not including ticket fees. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm and 8pm; Sunday 2pm and 7:30pm.
  • Leap and the Net Will Appear at MATCH| Daily – Follow one woman’s theatrical, time-hopping search for love, adventure, and self-understanding in The Catastrophic Theatre’s performance of Leap and the Net Will Appear, by Chana Porter. Suggested donation of $40. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm.
  • The Oscars:Best Original Songs at Jones Hall | Thursday to Saturday – Hear the Houston Symphony perform a selection of Academy Award-winning music spanning the last 80 years. You’ll hear memorable classics, such as “Over the Rainbow,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Moon River,” as well as newer pieces, like “Writings on the Wall.” Tickets start at $26. 8pm every day.
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmeadat 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 both nights.
  • Hidden Dimensionsat Uptown Dance Centre  | Friday and Saturday – Enjoy a three-part dance performance set to live music, as Houston’s Uptown Dance Company and Axiom Quartet together present Hidden Dimensions. $30. 7:30pm both nights.
  • Broadway at the Box at The Music Box Theater | Friday and Saturday – 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. 7:30pm both nights.
  • The 83rd Azalea Trail in River Oaks| Friday to Sunday – Walk through a trail of pristine gardens full of blooming azaleas at seven River Oaks locations. Participants will learn about architecture, flower arranging, and horticulture specific to our region. Tickets start at $10. 11am daily.
  • Rice University Owls vs. Houston Baptist at Reckling Park| Saturday and Sunday – Take your seat to watch the Owls when they play Houston Baptist on their home field. Tickets start at $15. 1pm both days.

Friday, March 2, 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.
  • For the Love of Texas at Down the Street| No Cover – Celebrate Texas Independence Day at Down the Street with discounted Dripping Springs vodka and 1876 whiskey, and all-day happy hour prices on Texas beers. Noon.
  • Art at Noon with Ashlyn Davis at CAMH| FREE – Participate in a lively discussion of documentary photography and aesthetic with Executive Director of Houston Center for Photography Ashlyn Davis. Light lunch will be provided. Noon to 1pm.
  • University of Houston Cougars vs. University of Kentucky Wildcats at Minute Maid Park– Watch as the Cougars take the field to play in the 18th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic against the Wildcats at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $19. 3:30pm.
  • Avenida Houston’s Roller Rink Opening Party at Discovery Green– Strap on your skates and head to Discovery Green for the return of Avenida Houston’s outdoor roller rink, which features colorful lighting and a new and improved skating surface. Enjoy live music and entertainment from the Roller Derby Girls. $8. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Rice University Owls vs. Houston Baptist at Reckling Park– Take your seat to watch the Owls when they play Houston Baptist on their home field. Tickets start at $15. 6:30pm.
  • Houston Rodeo: Leon Bridges at NRG Park– Dance and sway along to Texas-based, Grammy-nominated soul singer-songwriter Leon Bridges, as he performs at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Park. 6:45pm.
  • Tour de Taco at Market Square Park –Bike around the city while making pit stops for tacos at Critical Mass’ Tour de Taco, which starts at Market Square Park. 7pm to 10pm.
  • George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic in concert at House of Blues – Don’t miss your chance to see the “Prime Minister of Funk” and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic perform a memorable show at House of Blues. Tickets start at $30. 8pm.
  • Steve Aoki at Revention Music Center– Party on when renowned DJ Steve Aoki takes the stage for his Kolony tour at Revention Music Center. Expect to hear electronic hits like “Turbulence,” “What We Started,” and “Kolony Anthem.” Tickets start at $33.50. 8pm.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

  • The Woodlands Marathon at Town Square– Lace up your running shoes and head to The Woodlands to run a marathon, half marathon, 5k, relay, or 2k Fun Run around town. The Boston-qualifying marathon kicks off at Town Square and ends at the scenic Woodlands Waterway. 7am to 1:30pm.
  • Chalk on the Block at Bagby Park| FREE – Watch local artists transform the pavement surrounding Bagby Park into a colorful landscape of artwork at Chalk on the Block. 10am to 2pm.
  • Crawfish Festival and Parade in The Heights– Cheer on local marching bands, dancers, cheerleaders, and drill teams as they parade down the streets of The Heights at this annual celebratory event. The parade ends with a crawfish festival, which features tons of vendors, food, drinks, and a singing competition. 10am to 6pm.
  • First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights| No Cover – Browse collections of fine art with a backdrop of live tunes from local musicians at this monthly market in the heart of The Heights. Hungry shoppers can grab a bite to eat from food trucks on site. 11am to 6pm.
  • Beats BBQ Brews at Glitter Karaoke– Get your fix of barbecue, beer, and music as Glitter Karaoke presents Beats BBQ Brews. Chow down on smoked meat from Blood Bros BBQ, drink $4 beers from Buffalo Bayou Brewing, and enjoy live dance music from DJ Seek. Noon to 5pm.
  • Growing Heirloom Tomatoes at Home Workshop at Finca Tres Robles – Learn how to grow heirloom tomatoes in Houston’s often-tricky climate at Finca Tres Robles. Take away hands-on techniques for planting and trellising the seasonal garden fruit, and go home with your very own farm-grown heirloom transplant to get your garden up and running. $35. 1pm to 3pm.
  • Blessing of The Orange Show & Smither Park at Orange Show Center for Visionary Art| FREE – Observe a traditional Aztec blessing and dance performance during this unique cultural celebration at Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. The event will include craft activities for kids and adults, music, and food trucks. 2pm to 4pm.
  • Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United FC at BBVA Compass Stadium– Cheer on the Dynamo as they play Atlanta United FC in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24. 2:30pm.
  • Shop Local Market at Under the Radar Brewery| No Cover – Have a beer while you shop a local market featuring handcrafted jewelry, handmade products, artwork, and vintage clothing on the first Saturday of every month at Under the Radar Brewery. 4pm to 10pm.
  • Waterway Nights at The Woodlands Waterway Square| FREE – Welcome warmer weather with an evening of live music at the picturesque Waterway Square in The Woodlands. This week’s performance comes from pop singer Sugar Joiko. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • University of Houston Cougars vs. Mississippi State at Minute Maid Park– Watch as the Cougars take the field to play in the 18th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic against Mississippi State at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $19. 7pm.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics at Toyota Center– Cheer loud for the Rockets when they hit the court to play the Celtics at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $58. 7:30pm.
  • Dropkick Murphys in Concert at Revention Music Center– Rock out to Celtic punk songs from the Dropkick Murphys when they take the stage at Revention Music Center to promote their latest album release, Short Stories Of Pain & Glory. Tickets start at $35. 7:30pm.

Sunday, March 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.
  • Chimney Rock Market in West Houston| FREE – 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.
  • Harvest Green Chef Fest– Taste culinary creations from eight to 10 up-and-coming chefs preparing a variety of dishes using local produce at Harvest Green Chef Fest. Kids can partake in interactive cooking lessons, and adults can shop fresh ingredients from the farmers market. Tickets start at $75. Noon to 4pm.
  • AIDS Walk Houston 2018 at Sam Houston Park– Join nearly 10,000 men, women, and children at Sam Houston Park to honor and remember friends and family members living with AIDS at the 29th annual AIDS Walk Houston. After the walk, enjoy a concert featuring local rappers Bun B and Paul Wall, rock band Los Skarnales, and DJ Gracie Chavez. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Discover Laos HTX in Downtown– Discover and celebrate the culture, traditions, and heritage of Laos at this first-of-its-kind event. Head to The Ballroom at Bayou Place for traditional Lao dance performances, food, fashion, music, and art. $40. 3pm to 8pm.
  • Opening Reception: International Watermedia Exhibit 2018 at Watercolor Art Society| FREE – Experience stunning paintings from 100 artists as the Watercolor Art Society Houston presents their 41st Annual International Watermedia Exhibit in the Museum District. Featuring many watermedia artists from all around the world, art collectors and enthusiasts alike can enjoy this month-long fine arts exhibit. The award ceremony begins at 3:30pm and the reception continues until 5:30m.
  • Houston Rodeo: Alessia Cara at NRG Park– Wear your cowboy boots and prepare to dance as pop singer Alessia Cara performs her hit songs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. 3:45pm.
  • University of Houston Cougars vs. Vanderbilt at Minute Maid Park– Watch as the Cougars take the field to play in the 18th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic against Vanderbilt at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $19. 3:30pm.
  • Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular at Toyota Center– See a concert of 11 top Christian music performers during the annual Winter Jam Spectacular at Toyota Center. This year’s lineup features Skillet, Kari Jobe, Building 429 and more. Tickets start at $15. 7pm.
  • Couples Therapy Comedy Retreat at Houston Improv– Laugh along as five local comedians take the stage to poke fun at romance, relationships, and awkward family moments. Audience members are invited to seek relationship advice during the side-splitting Q&A session following the comedy acts. Tickets start at $15. 7:30pm.