Find the perfect things to do in Houston this Memorial Day Weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 24 to Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018.
Marvel at magic tricks, meet the stars from your favorite comic-based films and TV shows, design and create your own leather goods, catch a free screening of the old-school Batman
view Steve Martin’s contemplative stage play, see Justin Timberlake or Luis Miguel in concert, and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston Memorial Day Weekend, from Thursday, May 24 to Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018.
Things to Do All Memorial Day Weekend
- Memorial Day Ceremonies, Celebrations & Events Around Houston
| Daily – Remember
the men and women who gave their lives for our country this Memorial Day, with a full weekend of tributes, ceremonies, celebrations, Memorial Day sales and more around Houston. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Dancin’ in the Street… Motown & More Revue at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Daily – Groove on down to funky tunes and cover songs by a variety of tribute bands at the 23rd annual more
revue, presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:15pm nightly.
- Shakespeare in Vegas at Studio 101
Daily – Meet Margot, a struggling actress in New York City, who blindly accepts a role in a full season of
Shakespearean plays with only one catch: the show is based in Las Vegas. Presented by 4th Wall Theatre Company, Shakespeare in Vegas is a laugh-out loud
comedy full of surprises. Tickets start at $17. Showtimes vary.
- Daddy Long Legs at Main Street Theater
| Daily – See a musical performance based on the treasured novel, Daddy Long Legs, at Main Street Theatre. The two-person show follows a classic “rags-to-riches” love story of a bright young woman and her mysterious benefactor. Tickets start at $10. Showtimes vary.
- Memorial Day Remembrance at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday and Monday – Enjoy a special Memorial Day Remembrance at the George Ranch Historical Park and discover Memorial Day’s historic roots. There will also be a special Memorial Day Lunch. Tickets range from $10 to $15. Cost for the meal is $15 for adults ages
13 and older; $12 for children ages 5 to 12 and $4 for children 4 and under. 9am both days.
- Houston Ballet Academy Spring Showcase at Moores Opera House
| Thursday to Saturday
– Enjoy a performance by students of the Houston Ballet Academy, as they showcase both new choreography,
as well as pieces from classical ballets, in this annual event at the Moores Opera House. Tickets start at $20. 7:30pm.
- Comicpalooza 2018 at George R. Brown Convention Center
| Friday to Sunday – Meet
the stars of your favorite films and TV shows, including Star Trek, Lost, and Marvel’s The Defenders, at Comicpalooza 2018 in George R. Brown Convention Center. During the event, you can attend panels, charity events, and concerts; play games; and check out interactive exhibits. Tickets start at $42. Times vary.
- The Strangerer at MATCH
| Friday to Sunday – Enter an imagined scenario where former president George W. Bush attempts
to kill a news anchor in this hilarious and slightly unsettling stage play by Catastrophic Theatre. Tickets start at $10. Showtimes vary.
- Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Alley Theatre | Friday to Sunday –Imagine
Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein walk into a bar and the provocative conversations that would follow, in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
Presented by Alley Theatre, this stage play has been called humorous, contemplative, and wholly imaginative. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
Delicious Brunches Around Greater Houston
| Saturday and Sunday – No matter what part of the city you live in, there’s a delicious
brunch option near you. Click here to see our handy lists of Where to Brunch in Greater Houston, including The Woodlands,
Katy, Sugar Land,
The Heights, Montrose,
The Museum District,The East End,
Memorial City, The Energy Corridor,
Galveston, and many more.
- More Great Things to Do All Memorial Day Weekend Long –
Some of the biggest things to do in Houston this weekend are happening all weekend long. Click here to
scroll up and see our list.
Friday, May 25
- Fourth Friday Night Market in the East End
| No Cover – Browse this outdoor, small-business market, featuring items from dozens
of visual artists and craft vendors. Located in the Historic East End, the market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and handcrafted items. 6pm.
- The National Ballet of Ukraine presents Don Quixote at Revention Music Center
– Marvel at the graceful dancers from The National Ballet of Ukraine when they perform the
classic ballet, Don Quixote, as part of a two-night stop at Revention Music Center. On Thursday, the dance company presents Sleeping Beauty. Tickets start at $41. 7pm.
- Critical Mass Bike Ride at Market Square Park
| FREE – Bike through Downtown Houston during this monthly community ride with Critical
- Okkervil River with Special Guest Matt the Electrician in Concert at The Heights Theater – The Austin-based rock band Okkervil River, led by singer-songwriter Will Sheff, returns to Houston to play old hits and new tracks from their recently released album In The Rainbow Rain.
Tickets are $20. Doors at 7pm; show at 8pm.
- Leather Goods – Key Chains, Luggage Tags, and Jewelry at Art Cellar Houston
–Design and create your own leather goods during this BYOB workshop at Pop Shop America
in Art Cellar Houston. Participants will use leather sheets, suede rope, and everything in between to make keychains, luggage tags, and jewelry. $35. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- Houston Dynamo vs. New York City FC at BBVA Compass Stadium
– Cheer on the Dynamo as they play the New York City FC in a home game at BBVA Compass
Stadium. Tickets start at $24, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork resale market.
- Justin Timberlake in Concert at Toyota Center
– Get down to top hits from legendary pop star Justin Timberlake as he makes his way
to Toyota Center in support of his latest album, Man of the Woods, for a two-night stop. Tickets start at $49.50, but you may find cheaper or better sets on the TicketNetwork online marketplace.
- Sugar Town at The Secret Group
| No Cover – Laugh and gawk at this absurdist variety show featuring curated audio clips,
video snippets, and special guest performances at The Secret Group. 8pm.
- The Incredibles Movie Screening at Levy Park
| FREE – Catch a free showing of Disney’s The Incredibles while enjoying the springtime weather at Levy Park. Bring along the family, some lawn chairs, and some snacks for a fun Friday night. 8pm.
Saturday, May 26,
- Bubble Run Houston at Sam Houston Race Park
– Walk, run, skip, or play through a three-mile course filled with colorful
foam and bubbles at Bubble Run Houston in Sam Houston Race Park. Celebrate reaching the finish line with a party featuring music from DJs, free swag, and merchandise available for purchase. Tickets start at $20. 9am.
- Imperial Farmers Market at Imperial Park Recreation Center
| No Cover – Make your way to Imperial Park Recreation Center for the weekly
Imperial Farmers Market, where you can shop seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, free-range eggs, local honey, and baked goods. The market also offers local artwork and ready-to-eat food from vendors and food trucks.
9am to 1pm.
- Avengers Assemble! at the Children’s Museum of Houston
– Unleash your superpowers alongside members of the Avengers crew, including
Thor, Captain America, and Black Widow, during Avengers Assemble! at Children’s Museum of Houston. $12. 10am to 5pm.
- Alice! at Prohibition
– Enter the fantastical world of Wonderland during Alice!, a newly adapted musical derived from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Arrive early for fun activities like face painting and balloon animals at Conservatory.
Tickets are $20, but you may find limited discounted tickets for $10.
Click here to check for limited discounted tickets. Noon.
- Light of the Phoenix Charity Crawfish Boil at The Phoenix on Westheimer – This first ever family-friendly festival features all-you-can-eat crawdads, a waterslide, a bounce house, snow cones, corn hole games, and more. $25 in advance; $30 at the door includes all-you-can-eat crawfish,
corn, and potatoes. Noon to 6pm.
- FUNomenal Family Festival at Discovery Green
– Have a blast at Discovery Green when Academy Sports + Outdoors hosts FUNomenal
Family Day, where families can enjoy a Nerf® Blasting Zone, face painting, interactive inflatables, and meet with members of the Houston Texans, Rockets, Dynamo, and Astros. Featured performers include the BSB Drumline,
Dazzling Dolls, Pro Status Cheer, and TUTS – The River. 1pm to 5pm.
- Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Alley Theatre
– Imagine Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein walk into a bar and the provocative
conversations that would follow, in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Presented by Alley Theatre, this stage play has
been called humorous, contemplative, and wholly imaginative. Tickets start at $26. 2:30pm.
- Live! on the Lawn at Memorial City
– Kick back and enjoy live music and street performers at The Lawn greenspace
in Memorial City. The rotating roster features interactive entertainment like African drums, belly dancers, DJs and more. 6pm to 9pm.
- Magic, Music, & Mayhem at La Colombe d’Or Hotel
– Claim a spot at the intimate La Colombe d’Or Hotel for a stunning show by
local magician Ben Jackson in Magic, Music, & Mayhem. Tickets start at $50. 7pm and 9pm.
- Shake, Rattle & Roll at The Music Box Theatre
– Take a trip down memory lane at Shake, Rattle & Roll, a throwback concert featuring hit songs from the 1950s at The Music Box Theatre. Tickets start at $29. 7:30pm.
- The Axiom Quartet in Concert at University of St. Thomas
– Hear an enchanting concert from The Axiom Quartet at University of St. Thomas.
The local group is known for its programs that mix classical music with new compositions and popular rock, electronic, indie, jazz, and pop influences. 7:30pm.
- Lit AF Tour at NRG Arena
– Laugh out loud when some of the biggest names in comedy perform at the Lit
AF Tour at NRG Arena. Headliner Martin Lawrence joins fellow comedians Rickey Smiley, Jay Pharoah, Deon Cole, and Benji Brown for a hilarious show. Tickets start at $55. 7:30pm.
- One Hit Wonders at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
– Dance along to the sounds of your favorite one-it-wonders, as performed by
vocalist Storm Large with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall. Expect hits like “Come On, Eileen,” “Take On Me,” and “Walking in Memphis.” Tickets start at $26. 8pm.
- Chief Keef in Concert at White Oak Music Hall
– Jam out to live music from rapper Chief Keef when he takes the stage
at White Oak Music Hall. Arrive early to see Vodi, Quiet Company, and BLXPLTN open the show. Tickets start at $20. 9pm.
- The Late Show: Bathtub Full of Gin at Prohibition Supperclub
– You’re in for a sexy, booze-filled evening when the Moonlight Dolls take
the stage for this 1920’s show at Prohibition Supperclub. Tickets start at $20, but limited, discounted $10 tickets are available. 11:30pm.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018
- Yoga at Discovery Green
– Start your week off right with a one-hour outdoor yoga session at
Discovery Green. 11:30pm to 12:30pm.
- Memorial Day Ceremony at Houston National Cemetery
– Honor fallen war heroes at the Houston National Cemetery, where the
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will host a commemorative ceremony in observance of Memorial Day. 9:30am.
- Beer, Beats & Paint at Axelrad
– Channel your inner artist at Axelrad’s Beer, Beats, and Paint
event. Hang out on their spacious patio with a draft beer while you paint a masterpiece and listen to Top 100 hits. $40 per person. Noon to 3pm.
- Heaven on Earth All White Day Party at Capitol Bar
– Dress in white from head to toe for free admission to Capitol
Bar in Midtown during the Heaven on Earth day party. 2pm to 10:30pm.
- Memorial Day in Memorial City
– Pay tribute to our country’s heroes this Memorial Day with a
color guard ceremony, live country music, and family-friendly activities in The Square at Memorial City. 3pm to 6pm.
- Margarita Mondays at El Big Bad
– Wind down, or turn up, with half-price margaritas every Monday
at El Big Bad downtown. 4pm to 6pm.
- Meat Mojo Steak Night with Bryan Hawes at Cecil’s Pub
– Choose from a variety of meats, including rack of lamb, pork
chops, and prime filet, as Bryan Hawes shares his ever-popular Met Mojo at Cecil’s Pub every Monday night. 6:30pm to 11pm.
- Open Mic Comedy Night at Rudyard’s British Pub
| FREE – Catch the giggles when local comedians take the stage
in an open mic comedy night at Rudyard’s British Pub in Montrose. 8pm.