Here are the top 14 things to do in Houston this weekend


This weekend, the NRG Stadium will host country titan Garth Brooks, who promises to be a massive sell-out. Speaking of massive, giant dinosaurs, they’re taking over Houston; people can get closer to their favorites.

People can also get up close with an astronaut this weekend. The symphony celebrates India’s 75th birthday, and a hysterical movie star/comedian comes to town. Enjoy; here are your best bets for the weekend.

Thursday August 4

Astronaut Days 2022 at Space Center Houston
This weekend, spot a space explorer, get an autograph, have lunch with an astronaut and more at Space Center Houston’s summer event. Astronaut Days offer multiple opportunities to spot a space explorer, astronaut mission memorabilia, and bingo and book signing Q&A sessions. Hear the stories of a space explorer on a visit to NASA Johnson Space Center and celebrate the space pioneers who risked everything and made sacrifices to explore the cosmos to further our knowledge of the universe. 9 a.m.

jurassic quest
This weekend, families can walk among the nation’s largest herd of photorealistic dinosaurs. This event features realistic dinosaurs; some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America; live dinosaur shows; interactive science and art activities including a fossil dig and real fossils like T-Rex teeth, a triceratops horn and a life-size dinosaur skull; a soft play area “Triceratots” for the littlest explorers; inflatable houses and inflatable attractions; photo opportunities, and more. 1 p.m. (9 a.m. from Friday to Sunday).

Kevin Hart: reality check Round
This Thursday and Friday, Kevin Hart comes to Houston with his first major tour in over four years. Hart is one of the most popular comedians working today, regularly filling arenas and stadiums around the world. And when the dude isn’t promoting movies, he’s starred with BFF Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (as he recently did with DC League of Super Pets), he interviews/gets drunk with celebrities on his chat show Peacock Heart to Heart. 7 p.m.

friday august 5

Wally Workman Gallery presents Julie Marin: “Spacious” opening day
Wally Workman Gallery presents this solo exhibition of the work of Julie Maren. Maren expands on her use of negative space for this show, exploring boundaries and ideas of infinity. These works are heavily layered and at the same time heavily redacted, with actual physical pieces of the canvas cut out. She is interested in the space between the two, where transitions occur and where light passes. Until Sunday, September 4. 10 a.m.

The Menil Collection presents the opening day “Samuel Fosso: African Spirits”
The Menil Collection presents this exhibition of 14 large format silver prints by Fosso African Spirits series. In this series of self-portraits, completed in 2008, Fosso presents himself as Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Malcolm X and other personalities of the 20th century, the liberation movements of the Black. Until Sunday January 15. 11 a.m.

On the Verge Theater presents Runaways
Created from interviews with homeless children, this program takes a critical look at the lives of children who have had to grow up too quickly. The production is a collection of songs, dances and spoken word about personal struggle and the world at large seen through the eyes of children in New York in the 70s. Their heartfelt stories focus on personal struggles and lift the question: why can’t children remain children? Until Sunday August 21. 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday).

Saturday August 6

15th Annual Back to School Campaign at PlazAmericas Mall
The Alliance partners with PlazAmericas Mall to organize this annual school campaign. The event is the largest community service project of the year, providing school supplies, books and other essentials to 3,000 students and their families. The Houston Department of Health will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to any interested community member 6 months and older. The Department of Health is also offering $25 gift cards for those who receive a COVID-19 booster dose. 10 a.m.

“Yoga, Artz and Brunch for Educator Empowerment” at RISE Rooftop
Join the Puranik Foundation for this mindfulness event. It is organized for educators and offers all levels of yoga practice, a three-course organic plant-based brunch, booths by local artists, mindfulness activities and live music. Relax, become aware of the present and give yourself the love you so often give. This event is free for teachers. Non-educator tickets are $44. 11:30 a.m.

Garth Brooks in concert
Yes, Garth Brooks is back and he’ll be performing all the hits that made him one of the most iconic country artists of all time. But there’s a bigger issue we need to address here: when is he going to re-release that Chris Gaines album he blackmailed nearly 25 years ago? His first (and final) detour into crossover pop territory – where he took on the role of a brooding Aussie rock star – isn’t on any streaming platforms. It may have been a flop at the time, but there are still fans who want to hear “Lost in You” again. 7 p.m.

Houston Symphony Presents India’s 75th Anniversary Concert
Audiences will experience the artistry of India’s fiddle icon, Dr. L. Subramaniam, in this special performance celebrating the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. Joined by the Houston Symphony and an Indian ensemble, Dr. Subramaniam will share Indian classical music, perform his own violin concerto and unveil the world premiere of his Mahatma Symphony, which was written especially for this historic celebration, and features well-known Indian singer Kavita Krishnamurthy. 7:30 p.m.

Monica’s Bidi Bidi Tribute by the Fireside
Celebrate the Queen of Tejano as the Moran CITYCENTRE hosts this tribute. Born and raised in Houston, Monica has been performing in live bands since she was 12 years old. She started out in Tex-Mex music, but the first tracks rehearsed at home were mariachi songs and Motown hits. The evening will also include a à la carte menu of light bites and craft cocktails from Moran Hotel mixologists. 9 p.m.

Sunday August 7

City Place Market presents Cars & Coffee
Open to the public and free, this monthly, family-friendly series integrates four-, three- and two-wheeled motorcycles, cars and trucks into a living automotive showcase. Each event features a DJ, a variety of supporting auto salespeople, as well as special guest groups. The focus is on European and American muscle cars and is now open to electric vehicles. Visitors can enjoy a variety of dining options at City Place, including delicious coffees, teas, breakfasts and brunches at Noe’s Café. 10 a.m.

Improv Houston Presents HaHa Davis
Born and raised in Detroit, Haha Davis found her passion as a comedian/internet sensation in 2013 creating fun Instagram videos and clips on Vine. His hilarious personas quickly caught the attention of several celebrities, including Chance the Rapper, and he was featured on his album. Coloring book. In 2017, Haha’s “Say finna be a breeze” catchphrase became a pop culture sensation that was embraced by celebrities and athletes on social media, from Snoop Dogg to Tom Brady. 7 p.m.

Comedy shot! Bang! Live
Comedy shot! Bang! is a comedy staple, an ancestor of the podcast boom, and a weekly institution since its inception over 13 years ago. A spirited encounter between host Scott Aukerman and his funny friends, “CBB” (as his fans call him) is an odd combination of interviews with real people and improv comedians playing the part. fake characters. Each episode is as different as it is unexpected. 7 p.m.


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