Best things to do this week: August 22-28, 2022

The Orange Show launches live Saturday night comedy show | Courtesy of The Orange Show for Visionary Art

Updated Sunday, August 20 at 11:45 a.m.

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28, 2022.

We’ve narrowed down all of H-Town’s events to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the expanded calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28, 2022.

High 15 Festivals, Events and Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Houston Theater Week at Multiple Locations | From Monday August 22 to Sunday August 28 | Some FREE – For the first time, many of Houston’s performing arts companies have come together for a week-long promotion where you can get 2 for 1, buy one get one, and free tickets to a variety of shows at coming in 2022-23 to Broadway, dance, children’s theater, musicals, jazz shows and more. Use coupon code HTXARTS at the register. Times, prices and locations vary.
  • Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park | From Tuesday August 23 to Thursday August 25 –Beloved shortstop Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins cruise through Houston for a three-day midweek series. All fans in attendance Thursday night will go home with a replica Jose Altuve ALCS ring. $12 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Closing reception: Artists on site Series 3 at the Asia Society Texas Center | Thursday August 25 | FREE – The third edition of this live studio series is coming to an end, with featured artists Luisa Duarte, Ruhee Maknojia, Matt Manalo and Lanecia Rouse Tinsley showcasing the works they’ve created over the past six weeks. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • NFL Pre-Season: Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium | Thursday August 25 – The Niners come to town to wrap up the NFL preseason before Week 1 in mid-September. $54 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Tycoon Houston Comedy Music Fest at Toyota Center | Thursday August 25 – Rapper 50 Cent hosts a comedy and musical performance double in Downtown, with nine stand-up acts including B-Simone, Bill Bellamy, Jess Hilarious, Gary Owen and more, in addition to appearances by Fetty Wap, Flo Rida, Rotimi and more. $49 and up. 8 p.m.
  • 5 Years After Landing: A Community Event in the East End | Friday August 26 | FREE – Air Alliance Houston, Houston Climate Justice Museum and One Breath Partnership join in an evening of community reflection on the past five years and the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Hear from dignitaries like Harris County District Attorney Christian Menefee and City of Houston Poet Laureate Outspoken Bean, visit art exhibits, shop for books at Brazos Bookstore, and enjoy a free beer from 8th Wonder. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Loona in concert at 713 Music Hall | friday august 26 – The K-pop supergroup is coming to the United States to promote their latest summer EP, flip that. $65 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • The Riot Comedy Show features Rachel Wolfson and Mat Edgar at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday August 26 and Saturday August 27 – Featured alongside the classic team in the 2022 film Fooled forever, Rachel Wolfson takes the stage with her friend Mat Edgar for back-to-back stand-up nights in Montrose. $17 and up. Hours vary.
  • Sixer Mixer: 6th Anniversary Party at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. | Saturday August 27 | No coverage – The Heights Brewery turns six and celebrates with live music from Yacht Rock USA, merchandise and giveaways all day. No cover, but VIP admission is $65 and gives you access at 10am. Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Lyle Lovett and his large group at the Smart Financial Center | Saturday August 27 – Houston-area native Lyle Lovett takes to the Sugar Land stage once again to perform classic country hits and songs from his first album in a decade, June 12. $59.59 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Swedish Mafia at Toyota Center | Saturday August 27 – After releasing their first studio album since their reunion, house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia hit the road for their Paradise Again world tour. $39.50 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Black Chef Table with Chef Clinton Jackson at Kulture Restaurant | Saturday August 27 – Another edition to the Black Chef Table series at Downtown’s Kulture near Discovery Green, this 6-course dinner is hosted by Chef Clinton Jackson of CJ’s Masterpiece, and features dishes like braised short ribs, jalapeno cornbread , parmesan-crusted lamb chops and more. “Sunday Best” attire recommended. $100. 8 p.m.
  • The Spoiled Rotten Comedy Show at the Orange Show for Visionary Art | Saturday August 27 – A new comedy show debuts at the mosaic-filled monument of the Humble Fruit, with sets by Julz Serrano, Kate Vance, Jessi Saldaña, George Brito, Victor Tran and Julie Talbert, hosted by artist Emily Peacock. $16. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Bun B’s Trill Burgers Pop-Up at Houston City Hall | Sunday August 28 – Freshly crowned “America’s Best Burger” by hello america, Bun B’s smashburger pop-up arrives at Houston City Hall for a Bun B Day celebration. Prices vary. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 12th Annual Saint Arnold Party at the Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Sunday August 28 – The 12th annual fundraiser for Texas Children’s Hospital returns to Saint Arnold with five family-friendly seafood, pork, poultry, beef and dessert dishes. $135. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Many more things to do in Houston

  • Top concerts and live shows this week – Check out our top picks for local and touring musicians, stars and personalities taking the stage in H-Town this week.
  • Top games and sporting events this week – Expand select professional and college sports games, traveling sports competitions, local fitness and participatory events, and more.
  • Top things for kids and families to do this week – Focus on the best option for families and juniors around Greater Houston.
  • Current temporary museum exhibits and art installations in Greater Houston – Explore the latest installations and short-term exhibits at museums and venues around Houston, with a focus on art, history, and science.
  • More options on our calendar – Explore more live entertainment, events, pop-ups, markets and other options around Houston.

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Lifelong Houstonian Justin Jerkins keeps tabs on all kinds of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as editor of 365 things to do in Houston.


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