Best things to do this week: 20-26 March 2023

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Riot Comedy Festival offers four days of fun plus a street carnival at Rudyard’s | Courtesy of Riot Comedy Club

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston from Monday March 20 to Sunday March 26, 2023.

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

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, March 20 through Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Top 15 festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston

  • Performing Arts Houston presents Our Planet: Live in Concert in Jones Hall | Wednesday, March 22 – The fantastic Netflix documentary gets a completely new treatment, accompanied by a live orchestra in an event that shows the beauty and wonder of our natural world. A portion of each ticket sale will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund. $29 and up. 19:30.
  • Comedian Theo Von at the Bayou Music Center | Wednesday, March 22 – The comedian and podcast host who cracks jokes with a Southern drawl heads downtown for a big night of comedy. $48 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Yeat in concert at 713 Music Hall | Thursday 23 March – Slayworld’s hottest mumble trap rapper, the mononymous Yeat, brings along Flawless vibes to the party when he stops in Houston to support the 2023s AfterLyfe. $39 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Riot Comedy Festival at Rudyard’s Pub | Thursday 23 March to Sunday 26 March – More than 60 performers descend on the Montrose pub for a weekend of comedy across three stages, plus a street carnival, beer and cocktails and tasty eats. Headline talent includes Billy D. Washington, Gianmarco Soresi, Lara Beitz, Steph Tolev, Cipha Sounds and Joe Machi – not to mention a roster of Houston’s funniest comics, podcasters and more. Individual shows start at $25; $160 for all-access, early bird discounts available. Times vary.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents STUMP at Jones Hall | Thursday 23 March to Sunday 26 March – Non-stop energy is the hallmark of this wildly popular percussion ensemble, which stops in Houston to delight audiences with precision playing, imaginative presentation and sheer joy of performance. $39 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Art Car Kickoff Party & Artist Packet Pick-Up at Ion | Friday 24 March | No signal – The annual Art Car Parade party offers a first look at dozens of participating art cars along with live music, bites and beverages, plus tours of the new Ion building. 17.00 to 20.00.
  • Homenaje a la Mujer: A Tribute to Alice Valdez at the MECA TBH Center | Friday 24 March – A female-led cast of Mariachi MECA alumni and MECA Ballet Folklórico dancers present a stunning tribute to CEO and founder Alice Valdez, who has worked tirelessly to help marginalized and underrepresented youth for more than forty years. $20. 19:30.
  • Therapy Gecko Live at Secret Group | Friday 24 March – Internet sensation Lyle Forever, emerging from the worlds of Reddit and YouTube, hits the Secret Group stage in a signature gecko suit to speak to fans willing to share their hopes, dreams and life lessons in a one-of-a-kind set at East Central. $28 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park | Friday 24 March to Sunday 26 March – Houston’s iconic art festival returns this spring with artwork from more than 300 artists in 19 different categories, all on display for festival-goers to oooh and aaah over. The weekend festival will also showcase two entertainment stages, a food truck park and drink stations in Memorial Park, plus you can get a look at the park’s latest addition with the brand new land bridge over Memorial Drive. $18; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tomball German Heritage Festival in Old Town Tomball | Friday 24 March to Sunday 26 March | FREE – Tomball’s annual German Fest fills the streets with more than 200 vendors rocking antiques, arts and crafts and more; plus cultural music, street performances, a heritage center and tasty German food, festival food and beer and wine. The weekend’s event is family-friendly and free to attend, with free parking and shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday as well. Times vary.
  • Thorn & Moon’s Spring Equinox Festival at St. Arnold’s Brewing | Saturday 25 March | FREE – Celebrate spring with dozens of local vendors handing out goods and wares of the strange and occult, along with tarot readings and delicious food and brews from St. Arnold’s. 18.00 to 23.00.
  • The Killers in Concert at the Toyota Center | Saturday 25 March – The time has finally come. After nearly a year since the original date was moved, the Vegas rock band takes the stage at the Toyota Center and brings a whole catalog of danceable tunes with them. $25 and up. 19:30.
  • Katy Home & Garden Show at the Katy ISD Ag Center | Saturday 25 March and Sunday 26 March – The Katy Home & Garden Show is back this month with everything you need for your home improvement plans under one roof. From windows, doors and flooring to landscaping, pools and outdoor living spaces, West Houston’s largest home and garden show has it all. $9; free for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
  • Annual Kite Festival at Hermann Park | Sunday 26 March | FREE – The Hermann Hill Kite Festival is one of Hermann Park’s signature events this year, offering a day of kite flying and fun, with other activities such as live music, DJs, interactive games, face painting and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville at Shell Energy Stadium | Sunday, March 26 – The Dash return for the season opener of the 2023 NWSL season, boosted by the returns of Sophie Schmidt, Ebony Salmon and Jane Campbell along with new signings in forward Diana Ordóñez and defender Courtney Peterson. $10 and up. 18.00.

Many more things to do in Houston

  • Top concerts and live shows this week – Check out our favorites for local and touring musicians, stars and personalities taking the stage in H-Town this week.
  • Top games and sporting events this week – Explore professional and select college sports games, tournament athletic contests, local training and participation events and more.
  • Top things to do for kids and families this week – Find the best option for families and the junior set around Greater Houston.
  • Current temporary museum exhibitions and art installations in Greater Houston – Explore the latest installations and short-term exhibitions at museums and venues around Houston, focusing on art, history and science.
  • More options in our calendar – Explore more live entertainment, events, pop-ups, markets and other options around Houston.

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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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