Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, March 6 to Sunday, March 12, 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 6 through Sunday, March 12, 2023.
Top 15 festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston
- Inprint presents the Ada Limón Reading at the Ballroom at Bayou Place | Monday, March 6 – American poet laureate Ada Limón will read from her new collection The hurtful kind, followed by a conversation on stage with Roberto Tejada, author of the poetry collection, Why the assembly was dissolved. $5. 19:30.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson: Delusions of space enthusiasts in Jones Hall | Monday, March 6 – In this illustrated lecture, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will explore the eternal mismatch between collective expectations about where we should be in space now and the geopolitical, cultural and economic realities that limit it. $39 and up. 19:30.
- RodeoHouston: New Kids on the Block in Concert at NRG Stadium | Tuesday, March 7 – The boy band heartthrobs of the 80s and 90s make their long-awaited debut at Rodeo, bringing all five original members to the stage. Tickets are $20 and up, but you can find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats by using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 21.00.
- Devin T. Mays: The day I met the sun The performance at the Moody Center for the Arts | Thursday 9 March | FREE – The Rice University gallery hosts an impromptu and interactive art performance by Devin T. Mays inspired by the late musician Alice Coltrane. 19.00 to 20.30.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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