Houston Guide: May 2018


Ongoing this Month:

Hamilton is playing at The Hobby Center. Tickets start around $200.

The Rockets are in the 2nd Round of the Playoffs! Games: April 29, May 2*, May 4, May 6, May 8*, May 10, May 14*. *Home Games.  Buy Tickets

Small Ball "A Basketball Musical" by Catastrophic Theater @ MATCH. Now - May 13. Learn More.

West Side Story by Houston Grand Opera @ George R Brown. Now - May 6 More info.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical @ Stages Theatre. Now - July. More Info.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile @ Alley Theater. May 11-June 3. More info

Shakespeare in Vegas by 4th Wall Theatre Company. May 18-June 9. More info


Week 1: April 29 — May 5

Tuesday, May 1
Yoga on the Pitch
@ BBVA Soccer Stadium  More Info

Wednesday, May 2
Vance Joy
in Concert at Revention Music Center. Tickets.

Wednesday, May 02
Oh Wonder
@ White Oak Music Hall

Thursday, May 3
University of Houston Graphic Design Senior Exhibition : Featuring work from twenty-three designers. Grand Opening is Thursday 4:30-7pm, and the show goes on until Saturday. More info.

Thursday, May 3
Urban Green’s Urban Derby
at Hermann Park. More info.

Thursday, May 3
Mid Main
First Thursday Fundraiser for Bike Houston. More Info 

Saturday, May 5, 8:30am
Houston Dragon Boat Festival. 
More info

Saturday, May 5
Houston Dynamo
vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at BBVA Compass Stadium

Saturday, May 5
First Saturdays
in The Heights

Saturday, May 5 - May 6
Houston's Women's Expo @ George R. Brown. More Info


Cinco de Mayo: 

Celebrate at The Houstonian. 3 Margaritas for $10. You can also join The Houstonian's pool & fitness facilities with a summer pass. More info

Saturday, May 5
Piñatafest 2018 in EaDo More Info

Saturday, May 5, 5-8pm
Downtown Houston presents Los Skarnales
@ Market Square. More info

Saturday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo Houston
at Navigation Esplanade. More info.

The Texas Taco, Tequila and Margarita Festival at Preservation Park in SPRING, TX with Gio Chamba and lots of tacos. More info


Week 2: May 6 — 12

Sunday, May 6
Musical Madness More info

Sunday, May 6
Santo de Mayo 5K
at Saint Arnold Brewery. More info. 

Wednesday, May 9
Houston Dash
vs. Portland Thorns FC at BBVA Compass Stadium. More info

Wednesday, May 9
Five Steps to Startup Success. More Info

Thursday, May 10
Eado Comedy Show. Tickets

Thursday, May 10
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
@ Discovery Green  More info

May 11-13
Don Quixote
by Houston Ballet @ Miller Outdoor Theater. More info

Saturday, May 12
The Market at Sawyer Yards
/ Second Saturdays. More info.

Saturday May 12
"Texas Fest" with many bands and beer @ City Hall. More info.

Saturday, May 12
Buffalo Bayou Spring Carnival with "carnival games, a naughty balloon twister, and a dunk tank". More Info

Saturday, May 12, 7:30pm
An Evening with Ira Glass from This American Life @ Jones Hall. More Info

Sunday, May 13
Dr. Dog
and Son Little at White Oak Music Hall

Week 3: May 13 — 19

Sunday, May 13, 5pm
Canned Acoustica
with Clay Melton Band, Andrew James, Blaze X Black, Second Lovers and Miers. More info

Tuesday, May 15
SGWomen Celebrating Texas Female Entrepreneurs
. More Info

Tuesday, May 15
Grown Up Storytime
. More info.

Thursday, May 17
Urban Reads:
Michael Emerson presented by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. More Info

Thursday May 17 — Sunday June 3
The Strangerer : A story of George W. Bush, Jim Jehrer, and John Kerry. More info

Thursday, May 17 - June 9
"Wanda, Daisy and the Great Rapture" @ Obsidian Theater. Half off tickets

Thursday, May 17
Eado Comedy Show. Tickets

Friday, May 18
Dave Matthews Band
at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Friday, May 18
Houston Astros
vs. Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park

Friday, May 18
Neon Party Dance Party
@ Art League Houston. More Info.

Friday, May 18
Bike to Work Day. More Info

May 19
Color HTX
More Info

May 19
@ Discovery Green. More info

Saturday - Sunday, May 19 - May 20
Plus Fest : Houston Festival that merges Poetry, The Arts, and Music together. 1-10pm.  More Info.

May 19-20
The Great Texas BBQ Festival
in Downtown with Robert Earl Keen, Dawes, and more. More info

May 20
Love Street Music Fest
— Karbach Brewing Company with Bleachers, Cold War Kids, Everclear, The Tontons and more. More Info.

May 20
Beatles vs. Stones:
A Musical Showdown at The Hobby Center. More info

May 20
Sunday Streets
in Montrose

Week 4: May 20 — 26

Wednesday, May 23
Houston Dash
vs. Seattle Reign FC at BBVA Compass Stadium. 

Wednesday May 23 and Friday May 25
Justin Timberlake at Toyota Center

Thursday, May 24
Eado Comedy Show. Tickets

Friday, May 25 - Saturday, June 9
"The Graduate" at The MATCH. More info

Friday, May 25
Houston Dynamo
vs. New York City FC at BBVA Compass Stadium

May 25-26
Ben Jackson Live!
Magic, Music, & Mayhem at La Colombe d'Or Hotel. More info.

Saturday, May 26
Caesar : Moments of Wonder @ The Match : "That is some crazy shit" - 50 Cent More info.

Week 5: May 27 — June 2

Wednesday, May 30
Matisyahu & Steven Marley
@ White Oak Music Hall Lawn

Thursday, May 31
Houston Astros
vs. Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park



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