Things To Do This Weekend in Houston: May 5-8, 2022

Kentucky Derby Day Party at Julep | Photo—Emily Jaschke

Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:38pm.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 5 through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2022.

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Things to Do All Weekend Long

  • Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park | daily – The Houston Astros face off the Detroit Tigers in a four-game series, with giveaway nights featuring a Jose Altuve ’70s rainbow jersey on Friday and an Altuve bobblehead on Saturday. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. El Paso Chihuahuas at Constellation Field | daily – The new-look Space Cowboys—formerly the Sugar Land Skeeters—take the field to wrap up a six-game series of Triple A baseball as they battle the El Paso Chihuahuas. $7 and up. Times vary.
  • Comedian Jeff Dye at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday Houston Improv welcomes Comedian Jeff Dye—nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast—for five shows. Tables start at $40 for 2 people. Times vary.
  • Mother’s Day Trunk Show and Happy Hour Flower Cart by Chopard at Zadok’s Jewelers | Friday & Saturday | No Cover Make a beautiful flower bouquet while sipping on margaritas and browsing spring collections from several legendary jewelry lines, including Chopard, Robert Coin, and more. 10am to 6pm.
  • League City Music Fest at Walter Hall Park | Friday & Saturday | No Cover Back after two years, the multi-day music festival and bbq cook-off will include live performances, a kids zone, vendors, entertainment, and more. 10am to 10pm.
  • Texas Crab Festival at Crystal Beach Festival Park | Friday to Sunday Savor crab dishes, live music, and festivities, including carnival rides, art vendors, wiener dog races, and more. $20. Times vary.
  • Houston Symphony presents Fanfare for the Common Man: Copland + World Premiere at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Witness the world premiere of Duo Duel for two percussionists performed by Matthew Strauss and Svet Stoyanov, along with the electrifying Fanfare for the Common Man from Copeland’s Third Symphony. $26 and up. Times vary.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents Gianmarco Soresi at Rudyard’s | Friday to Sunday – Winner of Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics Season 8 and seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and MTV, Gianmarco Soresi brings the laughs during a two night stop at Rudyard’s. $15 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • 10th Anniversary May the 4th Art Festival at Missouri City Hall | Saturday & Sunday – The Star Wars-themed May the 4th Art Festival will showcase local artworks by adults and the youth along with an artisan vendors market, live DJ sets, food trucks, and cosplay over 2 weekends at Missouri City Hall. $10. Noon to 6pm.
  • Mother’s Day Weekend at Bayou Bend | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens celebrates Mother’s Day’s Weekend, giving moms the chance to be surrounded by the beauty of nature while enjoying art, music and more. $12.50; free for moms. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Galveston’s Historic Homes Tour on Galveston Island | Saturday & Sunday – Experience Galveston’s historical architecture through public tours of privately owned homes. $35 and up. 10am to 6pm.

More Things to Do, Limited Exhibits & Markets

  • 31 ways to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Asia Society Texas Center | daily – All month long, explore vibrant cultures and form deeper understandings of local communities with a slate of in-person and on-demand events taking place at Asia Society Texas Center in Museum District.
  • Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Greater Houston | daily | Most No Covers – With so many to choose from these days, you can browse, explore, and shop at one or all of Houston’s multiplying outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.
  • Limited Time Museum Exhibits & Art Installations Around Greater Houston | daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.

Ongoing Theater Shows & Arts Performances

Many plays, musicals, and other stage shows span multiple weeks. Scroll down to find new shows opening this week, then ongoing performances, followed by shows that are wrapping up this weekend.

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Thursday, May 5, 2022nd

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Houston – Commemorate the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France with concerts, fiestas, margaritas and, of course, tacos.
  • 6th Annual Cinco de Mile Block Party on Washington Avenue – Mariachi bands, drink specials, piñatas, swag bags, and more are highlights of this multi-venue block party on Washington Avenue. $10 and up. Noon to 2am.
  • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Ingenious Brewing Company – Get your Cinco de Mayo groove on with a painting class, drink specials, and the chance to win piñata prizes. $40 and up. 4pm to 10pm.
  • Cinco de Mayo Kickoff in Market Square Park | FREE – Start Cinco de Mayo off with a mini-market, live mariachi music, a DJ, and the chance to win prizes by taking a swing at “the world’s largest piñata,” Chiquito. 5:30pm to 7pm.
  • Cinco De Mayo Party & Market at Axelrad | No Cover – Support the local hustle and shop from artisans, food vendors, and more at this Cinco de Mayo-themed event. 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Cook the Garden: Mother’s Day Meals at Houston Botanic Garden – Join chef Keisha Griggs to create a complete meal perfect for Mother’s Day using produce from local farms and the HBC Culinary Garden. $58. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Adidas vs. Puma Movie Screening at Holocaust Museum Houston | FREE – Part of the International Sports Film Festival, catch this true story about the brothers and founders of the world’s biggest sportswear empires. RSVP required. 6pm to 8:30pm.
  • Dr. Jenny Wang on Asian Americans & Mental Health at Asia Society Texas – Author of Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health for Asian Americans, Dr. Jenny Wang joins Asia Society with a candid conversation on racial trauma and identity, and the path toward healing. $40. 6pm.
  • First Thursday on Mid-Main – The Mid-Main block in Midtown hosts First Thursdays, a monthly block party series that benefits local charities. The party will include live music, DJs, drink specials, and complimentary beverages from Saint Arnold’s Brewery. $10. 6pm to 10pm.
  • An Evening with Mary Gauthier & Jaimee Harris at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Playing music from her latest Grammy-nominated and AMA Record of the Year–nominated album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, Mary Gauthier takes the stage in Upper Kirby. Tickets sold by the table; $80 for 2, and up. 7pm.
  • Las Fenix ​​& Morena Rosas in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – Enjoy live music on the lawn featuring Houston musicians and sisters Las Fenix ​​performing regional Mexican music. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Rotimi in Concert at House of Blues Houston – The actor, singer, and model best known for his roles in boss and power lands in Houston on his All or Nothing World Tour and is joined on stage by Inayah. $25. 7pm.
  • Alejandra Guzman & Paulina Rubio in Concert at Smart Financial Center – The “Queen of Latin Rock” and the “Queen of Latin Pop” grace the stage in Sugar Land during their Perrisimas Tour. $69.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Car Seat Headrest in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Nearing the end of their Masquerade Tour, the Seattle-based indie rock band invites concert goers to watch them “crawl out of their pit and onto the stage once more.” $25. 8pm.
  • Raquel Cepeda: 5 De Mayo and All That Jazz at the Heights Theater – Explore Latin America and Mexico through the smooth sounds of jazz when Houstonian Raquel Cepeda and her band take the stage for an intimate performance. $22 and up. 8pm.
  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do are happening all weekend long. Scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Friday, May 62022

  • Star of Hope Haute for Hope Fashion Show & Luncheon at River Oaks Country Club – Showcasing fashion from Chloe Dao and Lucho, Houstonian celebrities will join forces to raise money for Star of Hope’s Critical Care Fund at this 23rd annual fashion show. $150 and up. 11:30am to 1pm.
  • Movies Under the Stars: big at Market Square Park | FREE – Bring a blanket and popcorn to enjoy a screening of the classic Tom Hanks movie, big, in the heart of Downtown. 5:30pm to 7pm.
  • A Picnic with Monarch Chamber Players at the Houston Arboretum – Dine with a friend or a boo at the Arboretum, complete with live music from Monarch Chamber Players. On the way in, you’ll receive a picnic basket that includes a blanket, sandwiches or charcuterie, a six-pack of Saint Arnold beer, and everything you need for a lovely evening on the lawn. $85 for 2, with add-on options available. 6:30pm.
  • Jagged Edge & Ginuwine in Concert: Mother’s Day Celebration at Arena Theater – Enjoy an intimate Mother’s Day concert with the smooth sounds of R&B legends on stage in Southwest Houston. $65 and up. 7pm.
  • Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Joining forces once again, country music superstars and multi-Grammy, CMA, and ACM award-winners Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town co-headline their Bandwagon Tour in the Woodlands. $40 and up. 7pm.
  • Haim in Concert at 713 Music Hall – Playing material from their latest album, Women in Music Pt III, the trio of Los Angeles-based sisters takes the stage at Post Houston in Downtown. $29 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents AIM by Kyle Abraham: An Untitled Love at Wortham Theater Center – Set to a playlist from Grammy Award–winning artist D’Angelo, performers pay homage to self-love and Black love while celebrating culture, family, and community. $44 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Cinco De Mayo At Miller: Jarabe Mexicano at Miller Outdoor Theater | FREE – Get in the Cinco de Mayo groove when the versatile, multi-genre quintet known as Jarabe Mexicano brings a Mexican Folk journey to the Miller stage. 8pm.
  • Cosmic Gate in Concert at Stereo Live Houston – The Grammy-nominated electronic music duo from Germany takes the stage to perform material from their decades-spanning career in the music industry. $10 and up. 10pm.
  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston are happening all weekend long. Scroll up to see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Things to Do on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2022.

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Gabi De la Rosa is a lifestyle writer and editor in Houston. When she is not at her computer you can find her on the hunt for the newest restaurant or travel destination—she can easily make herself at home in the mountains or on the beach. Find out more about her latest adventures on Instagram @gabioftheroses_htx.

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