Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018. 

Skateboard with the pros, sing and dance to Britney Spears music, admire the acrobats of Cirque du Soleil, delight in French food and music, race down Buffalo Bayou in a canoe, see a concert at the rodeo, cheer on the Dynamo, and more.

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 Chris Young, Cody Johnson, and Calibre 50. Tickets start at $18. Friday 6:45pm; Saturday and Sunday 3:45pm.

·         Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo at Toyota Center | Daily – Enter a dream world of playful music, spellbinding acrobatics, dazzling costumes, and Cirque du Soleil’s trademark surrealism in Corteo at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $57. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 3:30pm and 7:30pm; Sunday 1pm and 5pm.

·         40th Anniversary Celebration at Treebeards (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.

·         Men on Boats at 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.

·         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 both nights.

·         Home & Garden Show at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center | Saturday and Sunday – Peep the latest products and trends in the world of home decor and gardening at the 16th annual Home and Garden Show in the Woodlands. Network with fellow home and garden enthusiasts and hear from industry experts throughout the event at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Tickets start at $10. Saturday 9am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 6pm.

·         Spring Break Daily Flight Plan at Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday and Sunday – Bring the kids to this week-long interactive event, featuring daily demonstrations and activities at Lone Star Flight Museum. Kids can meet real-life pilots, view drone-racing demonstrations, take the wheel in a flight simulator, and more. Tickets start at $16. Saturday 11am to 2pm; Sunday noon to 3pm.

·         International Watermedia Exhibit 2018 at Watercolor Art Society | Saturday and Sunday | 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. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 3pm to 6pm and Sundays from 2pm to 4:30pm.

Friday, March 9, 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.

·         2018 French Cultures Festival Kick-Off Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – Kick off the French Cultures Festival with a free concert of local and international musicians presented by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston. Hungry concertgoers can munch on a selection of crêpes, quiches, macarons, pastries, and other delicacies throughout the celebration. 6pm to 10pm.

·         University of Houston Cougars vs. San Diego Toreros at Schroeder Park – Watch as the Cougars take the field to play the San Diego Toreros at Schroeder Park. Tickets start at $24. 6:30pm.

·         Dog Yoga at Under the Radar Brewery – Bring your best pup friend for an evening Dog Yoga class hosted by Yoga & Hops at Under the Radar Brewery. You must register for this class. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

·         Houston Rodeo: Chris Young in Concert at NRG Park – Catch country singer Chris Young when he takes the stage as part of the 2018 lineup for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Tickets start at $18. 6:45pm.

·         Capoeira Class and Circle at Midtown Park | FREE – Experience a fitness class that combines spins, turns, precisely aimed kicks, evasive defense moves, and acrobatics at Midtown Park. 7pm to 9pm.

·         Wayne’s World Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Grab a blanket and enjoy the Spring weather at an outdoor screening of the ‘90s classic, Wayne’s World, where metalheads Wayne and Garth attempt to save their public-access show from a sleazy network executive. 7pm.

·         Houston Scotch & Beer Fest at India House – Sample scotch, whiskey, beer, and other spirits from all over the world at Houston Scotch & Beer Fest, which benefits the Hurricane Harvey Relief Foundation. Enjoy live music and hors d’oeuvres while socializing with fellow enthusiasts in between educational seminars. Tickets start at $40 for presale. 7pm to 10pm.

·         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. 7:30pm.

·         Classic Numbers: Every Friday at Numbers Nightclub – Dance your way 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.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

·         46th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta at Buffalo Bayou Park – Race down 15 miles of the scenic Buffalo Bayou via kayak or canoe in the 46th annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta. Celebrate at the finish line with live zydeco music and food and drinks available for purchase. $50. 7am to 2pm.

·         A Masters Session with the Pioneers of Skateboarding at North Houston Skatepark | FREE – Meet and skate alongside four skateboarding pioneers from the ‘70s and ‘80s at North Houston Skatepark. You’ll have two opportunities—one in the morning and one in the afternoon—for a two-hour session with Brad Bowman, Wally Inouye, Steve Olson, and Doug Saladino. 10am.

·         The Market at Sawyer Yards | No Cover – Shop a curated selection of specialty foods, folk art, and artisan crafts during this market hosted by The Washington Avenue Arts District. 11am to 5pm.

·         21st Annual Irish Cook-off and Music Festival at Griff’s | No Cover – Snag free tastings as 18 teams compete in the 21st annual Irish Cook-off and Music Festival at Griff’s. Enjoy Irish stew, chili, chicken, desserts, and an Irish open dish while listening to live Irish music. 11am to 10pm.

·         Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play the Whitecaps in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24. 5pm.

·         Houston Rodeo: Cody Johnson in Concert at NRG Park – Watch country singer Cody Johnson take the stage as part of the 2018 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo lineup. Tickets start at $18. 6:45pm.

·         Houston Rodeo-Themed Art Show at RockStar Gallery | FREE – RockStar Gallery presents their Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo-themed Art Show just in time for rodeo season. Show your Eventbrite ticket for this event and you can enter to win a Houston Rodeo carnival pack prize. 7pm to 10pm.

·         Houston Rodeo: 2018 Go Tejano Committee Mariachi Invitational Showcase at Arena Theatre – See five professional mariachi bands from around Texas battle to earn their place in the semifinal and final competitions to be held at the Rodeo on Go Tejano Day on Sunday. This Saturday evening showcase will feature two rounds of competition. $35 to $45. 7pm to 10pm.

·         Carmen at Jones Hall – Enjoy a minimalistic version of the classic tale of Carmen, with a theatrical performance from Madrid-based dance company Compañía Nacional de Danza and choreographer Johan Inger at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $34. 7:30pm.

·         Young Texas Artists Music Competition at Crighton Theatre – Watch local and international rising stars perform classical music at the Young Texas Artists Music Competition at Crighton Theatre in The Woodlands. Competitive categories include piano, voice, strings, winds, brass, percussion, harp, and guitar. Tickets start at $28. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

·         The Exonerated at MATCH – 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 $22. 8pm.

·         On Golden Pond at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston – See the classic American play, On Golden Pond, performed by Montana Repertory Theatre at The Grand 1894 Opera House. Written by Ernest Thompson, On Golden Pond explores themes of familial relationships, loss, and resolution. Tickets start at $25. 8pm.

·         Los Lonely Boys and Los Lobos in Concert at House of Blues – Catch the popular American Chicano rock trio, Los Lonely Boys, in their performance at House of Blues. California-based rock group Los Lobos will open the show. Tickets start at $30. 8pm.

·         Dope: The Headphone Experience (Silent Party) at Lion’s Heart Studios – Slap on a pair of headphones a get down to a wide selection of music from local DJs at Lion’s Heart Studios. Along with the headphone experience, you can enjoy live music performances, visual arrangements, and art exhibits. Tickets start at $25. 9pm.

Sunday, March 11, 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. 10am to 2pm.

·         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, including 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.

·         Houston Rodeo: Calibre 50 in Concert at NRG Park – Celebrate Go Tejano Day with a concert from regional Mexican quartet Calibre 50 at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo. Tickets start at $18. 3:45pm.

·         University of Houston Cougars vs. San Diego Toreros at Schroeder Park – Watch as the Cougars take the field to play the San Diego Toreros at Schroeder Park. Tickets start at $24. 6:30pm.

·         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.