Best things to do in Houston this weekend: 10-12 March 2023

Best things to do in Houston this weekend: 10-12  March 2023
Best things to do in Houston this weekend: 10-12  March 2023

Strings of LED lights hang in the foreground with massive wall-sized projections in the background
Pipilotti Rist: ‘Pixel Forest’ and ‘Worry Will Vanish’ open at MFAH on Sunday | Photo: The Storyhive for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with our 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, starting Friday the 10th. March to Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Every weekend, Houston has plenty of things to do around town—but what are the highlights that can help you plan a fun weekend of outings?

We’ve whittled down our extensive weekend guide to bring you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.

Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all our weekend picks with 365 Houston Weekend guide, or browse our calendar for even more events, activities and things to do this weekend.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: March 10-12, 2023

  • Houston Grand Opera presents Another city at Ecclesia Houston | Thursday 9 March to Saturday 11 March – In HGO’s 74th world premiere, this work explores the experience of homelessness, created in response to in-depth interviews and conversations with Houston’s community of evicted people. $25. Times vary.
  • Group Acorde presents adaptor: stories of adaptation at the DeLuxe Theatre | Thursday 9 March to Saturday 11 March – This interdisciplinary showcase features two premiere works of contemporary dance and live music, highlighting the work of Roberta Paixao Cortes and guest choreographers Jennifer Mabus and Spencer Gavin Hering. $30. Times vary.
  • Maria Chavez’s Absorption sculpture series Opening reception and DJ set at Orange Show | Friday 10 March – Maria Chavez unveils her latest sound-absorbing, site-specific sculptural installation at the Orange Show, followed by a performance and DJ set showcasing her unique and avant-garde improvisational turntable technique. $10; free for students. 19.00 to 22.00.
  • Don’t call me cute Women’s Art Show at Hardy & Nance Studios | Friday 10 March | FREE – Returning for its sixth exhibition, this annual exhibit highlights the work of about two dozen female artists, displayed in the art studio near downtown. 19.00 to 23.00.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents Ragamala Dance Company at the Wortham Center | Friday 10 March – The Indian dance company performs Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim, a work that evokes an elaborate ritual where time stands still and humans merge with the divine. $29 and up. 19:30.
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Bharatanatyam dance company brings a spiritual performance to the center on Friday | Courtesy of Ragamala Dance Company
  • RodeoHouston: The Chainsmokers in Concert at NRG Stadium | Friday 10 March – The Grammy-winning duo of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart bring their brand of top-notch EDM pop to their second headlining slot at Rodeo. Tickets are $20 and up, but you can find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats by using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 21.00.
  • 51st Annual Regatta on Buffalo Bayou | Saturday 11 March – The 8.5-mile Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta starts and ends from downtown Allen’s Landing as part of Houston’s long-standing tradition. Open to ages 12 and up, you can compete competitively or just for fun, with finish line festivities like music, food and more open to all. Registration is $55 and up; the party after the race is free. 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Small BIPOC book party at Discovery Green | Saturday 11 March | FREE – This downtown afternoon celebration features a unique Storybook Opera performance, readings from local authors, arts and crafts, and free books featuring Black, Indigenous and People of Color experiences. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Rock the Block Street Festival at the Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday 11 March – This all-day festival kicks off Spring Break festivities at the Children’s Museum, offering carnival games, miniature golf, double-hoop basketball and Caribbean steel drum sounds from Steel Appeal. Plus, check out Art Car vehicles and get beats from DJ Ernie. $15. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 62nd Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade & Celebration at Post Houston | Saturday 11 March | FREE – The annual parade moves to Post Houston this year, offering a full day of shopping from local vendors, folk dances, games and face painting, and the official parade that departs at noon, circling downtown and back. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Second Saturday returns to second division this weekend | Courtesy of Concept Neighborhood
  • Second Saturday in second division | Saturday 11 March | FREE – Held at the Factory in Harrisburg, this second Saturday market event brings together Houston-area vendors, many from the East End, so shoppers can browse and pick up everything from plants and crafts to food and more. Vendors will rotate each month, so each market will offer something new for repeat visitors. Dinner until 6 p.m.
  • 7th Annual Hootenanny at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | Saturday 11 March | FREE – Eureka Heights is dusting off its cowboy boots for the return of its favorite rodeo season event, the annual Hootenanny. Expect two-stage daytime action along with music from country artists Libby Koch and the Dealers, bbq goodness from Deckle and Hide, craft vendors, games and the release of their beloved Golden Buckle Cream Ale. 13.00 to 18.00.
  • Moon 2 Mars Festival at Space Center Houston | Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March – Kicking off this weekend at the Johnson Space Center, this week-long festival celebrates the innovations that drive space exploration with a look at cutting-edge space technology, immersive experiences and astronaut performances. $44.95 and up; $39.95 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish Opening day at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Sunday 12 March – An MFAH favorite, this exhibition by artist Piplotti Rist returns with large-scale immersive projections and strands of thousands of hanging LED lights that encourage visitors to stop and take a moment to relax. $21; $16 for ages 13 to 18; free for ages 12 and under. Dinner until 6 p.m.
  • Go Tejano Day: La Fiera de Ojinaga in Concert at NRG Stadium | Sunday 12 March – The Norteño group from Chihuahua perform hits like “No Paras De Hacerme Feliz” and “La Boca Les Callamos” when they headline Go Tejano Day at the Rodeo. Tickets are $20 and up, but you can find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats by using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 18.00.
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Justin Jerkins, a longtime Houstonian, keeps an eye on all kinds of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 things to do in Houston.

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