Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: April 29-May 1, 2022

Menil invites the community out for an afternoon celebration of the neighborhood | Courtesy of Menil Collection

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with the 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Every weekend, Houston has plenty of happenings to be found around town—but which ones are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of outings?

We’ve whittled down our extensive Weekend Guide to offer you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.

Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all of our weekend picks with the 365 Houston Weekend Guide, or comb through our Calendar for even more events, activities, and things to do this weekend.

The 20 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: April 29 to May 1, 2022

  • HTX Whiskey Weekend at City Place | daily | No Cover – Neat or on the rocks? Either way, this first annual event brings together some of the best talents in the Texas whiskey and culinary scene with special events throughout the weekend, including tastings, food pairings, live music, and more in Spring. Times vary.
  • Broadway Across America presents Fiddler on the Roof at Hobby Center | daily | Closing Weekend – The classic Broadway telling of the story of Russian dairyman Tevye, his wife, and five daughters, returns with its instantly recognizable songs like “If I Were a Rich Man”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, and “ Tradition”. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Symphony presents Mahler’s resurrection Symphony at Jones Hall | daily | Virtual Option – In his final performances as music director for the Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts this resplendent symphony, unmatched in all of music. Celebrate the end of an era on the Houston arts scene with a performance that showcases the orchestra at its very best. $29 and up (livestream is $20). Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm.
  • Houston Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa | daily | No Cover – Enjoy a cultural celebration of Polish food, music, dance, and more at the 16th annual festival in Northwest Houston. Times vary.
  • Donkeeboy & Friends Art Show at 8th Wonder Brewery | Friday, April 29 | No Cover – Get a look at H-Town artists with a group show featuring Donkeeboy and Donkeemom, Noke, David “Skeez181” Flores, Hop Muncher, M.Clark, Andrea Celeste, L’Eau, and Sir Los. Food trucks will be on-site, DJ Jerry Gshock will be on the decks, and Los Jefes Market will gather local vendors and their handmade items for you to browse. 6pm to 10pm.
Los Jefes Market will be on-hand for the Donkeeboy group show at 8th Wonder Brewery | Courtesy of Los Jeffes Market
  • Justin Bieber in Concert at Toyota Center | Friday, April 29 – Pop sensation Justin Bieber is joined by Jaden while touring his sixth studio album, justice, which brings him through Downtown for a hotly anticipated concert. $59.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • 100th Birthday Bash at Houston Zoo | Saturday, April 30 – Celebrate the cute, creepy, and beautiful animals of the Houston Zoo with their 100th Birthday Bash, where visitors can enjoy guest speakers, keeper chats, live ice carving, zoo history trivia and several other events in an all-day celebration. $24.95 and up. 9am to 5pm.
  • The Grand Kids Fest at Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston | Saturday, April 30 | FREE – Take the kids to Galveston and enjoy live entertainment across two outdoor stages and the Grand’s historic indoor stage, more than 40 activity booths, inflatables, pony rides, and more during this 26th annual anniversary event. 10am to 5pm.
  • Neighborhood Community Day at Menil Collection | Saturday, April 30 | FREE – Head outdoors for a day of music, dance, poetry, kids activities, and more at a free day of programming and entertainment on the lawn outside of the Menil. Noon to 5pm.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Austin FC at PNC Stadium | Saturday, April 30 – The second-year MLS squad from Central Texas makes another stop through Houston to face the Dynamo. $24 and up. 12:30pm.
“Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Hobby Center this weekend | Photo: Joan Marcus; courtesy of hobby center
  • 504 Day at Bayou City Event Center | Saturday, April 30 – Get a taste of the Big Easy at this celebration of all things New Orleans, featuring food vendors, shopping opportunities and live music. $20; $13 for ages 6 to 12; $5 for ages 5 and under. 1pm to 9pm.
  • Sonoma County Wine Fest at Kemah Boardwalk | Saturday, April 30 – Sample 70+ wines from 24 California Wine Country wineries at a special tasting event on the Boardwalk. $54.95 in advance; $59.95 at the door. 2pm to 5pm.
  • Deftones in Concert on the Lawn at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday, April 30 – The alt metal band out of Sacramento arrives at White Oak’s Lawn for a highly-anticipated show in support of their last release, ohms. Tickets are sold out through the venue, but you may find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
  • Houston Contemporary Dance Company’s Interplay/Overplay at Hobby Center | Saturday, April 30 – Featuring world premieres from Ja’ Malik and Robbie Moore, the third season of exciting contemporary dance continues in Houston’s Theater District. $25. 7:30pm.
  • Hopchella at Ingenious Brewing Company | Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1 | No Cover – The Humble brewery kicks off a two-day festival celebrating that beautiful, bitter plant with more than 20 artists, live music, interactive art installations, a community chalk mural, and kids activities. Saturday noon to 7pm; Sunday noon to 5pm.
The Dash kick off their season opener at home on Sunday, facing soccer superstar Alex Morgan | Courtesy of Houston Dash
  • Blues, Brews, and Barbecue at Wicklow Heights | Sunday, May 1 – Enjoy all-you-can-eat barbecue, multiple bands live on stage, games, and entertainment, all to benefit Houston Area Parkinson Society. $75. Noon to 4pm.
  • 8th Wonder Comedy Hour at the Secret Group | Sunday, May 1 – Bust a gut to a power hour of the city’s best comedians, hosted by MyKal Dédé and featuring dark and edgy material from Houston’s own Alan Adams, Dusti Rhodes, De De T, Michael Vargas, Will Loden and Ben Daniel. $8, includes an 8th Wonder beer; $10 includes a souvenir take-home glass. 6pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. San Diego Wave at PNC Stadium | Sunday, May 1 – The Dash return to the pitch for their NWSL regular season home opener, taking on the league’s latest expansion franchise, San Diego Wave, which features US soccer legend Alex Morgan. $15 and up. 6pm.
  • Built to Spill in Concert at White Oak Music Hall | Sunday, May 1 – Idaho-based indie rock band Built to Spill takes the stage at White Oak Music Hall to perform songs from their decades-spanning career. $25. 7pm.
  • Henry Rollins at the Heights Theater | Sunday, May 1 – Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recounts the main events of his life during the past two years at his spoken word world tour. $34 and up. 8pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.

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