The Weekender: Our Top Picks for the month of May

From sports & live entertainment to festivals and nightlife, we got you covered. Check out our top picks for the month of May: 

Chris Brown in Concert

May 4 2017  Showtime @ 7:30pm 

At Toyota Center.  Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling, singer-songwriter, Chris Brown, brings the Party to Houston on May 4. The Party Tour features 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, and Kap G. Chris Brown will kick off the show as his friends join him throughout the night. Fans are urged to get to the arena early to be part of this historical movement!


Proof Rooftop Lounge

Thursday Steak Night

"Steak Night" every Thursday, 7 pm - midnight (while supplies last) 

Doors Open: 7:00 pm - 2:00 am (Must be 21+) Join us for Steak Night each and every Thursday! Enjoy a Juicy Ribeye Steak, baked potato or mac n cheese, and drinks! LIVE: DJs Jamie Harvey & David Cruz 10 pm - 2 am, playing top 40s, house, EDM & Latin (merengue, bachata, salsa) music.


 Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

May 4, 2017 

501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Major League Baseball at Minute Maid Park.  

Game time subject to change. More information at


 Cinco de Mayo at Miller

May 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Miller Outdoor Theatre -- There’s something for everyone this Cinco de Mayo at Miller! A concert with Tlen-Huicani…The Singers of Veracruz is like taking a journey through Mexico’s music. Villalobos Brothers have been acclaimed as one of today’s leading Contemporary Mexican ensembles celebrating the richness of Mexican folk music and the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.


 Houston Dynamo vs. Orlando City FC

May 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

2200 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77003

Major League Soccer at BBVA Compass Stadium. More info at


Japan Festival Houston

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Hermann Park - Japanese Garden

4543 Post Oak Place | Suite 220 | Houston, Tx 77027

Times: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Japan Festival Houston celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Japan with traditional and contemporary performances of Japanese music, dance and martial arts, Japanese/Japanese-inspired food, as well as demonstrations and displays of Ikebana flower arrangement, tea ceremony, origami, etegami, bonsai and more.


 Travis Scott in Concert

May 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

520 Texas Street, Houston, TX 77002

Revention Music Center.  More information at 713.230.1600 



May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017

George R. Brown Convention Center

Child Admission: $10-$12

Adult Admission: $30-$225

Comicpalooza is back offering the best multi-format pop culture con in the southwest. Comics, sci-fi, fantasy, video and table top gaming, anime, music, film and more. With more than 2,000 hours of programming, you're sure to discover something for everyone in the family.


 Chris Rock at Smart Financial Centre

Friday, May 12, 2017 | 8:00 pm

18111 Lexington Boulevard 

Sugar Land, TX 77479

Grammy and Emmy award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock comes to town to make you laugh at his Total Blackout tour in Sugar Land. Admission Tickets start at $49, not including ticket fees.


 H-Town 90's Block Party

May 6, 2017

Smart Financial Centre

Times: 8:00 PM

Admission: $39.50* - $89.50*

Guy feat Teddy Riley, creators of the New Jack Swing style, will be headlining this year’s H-Town 90’s Block Party. Founded by super-producer Teddy Riley, Guy’s 1988 self-titled debut album became an instant smash with R&B hits such as “I Like”, “Groove Me”, and “Teddy’s Jam”. The group’s producer, Teddy Riley, became an in- demand songwriter and producer working with artists like Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Keith Sweat, among others. 

Joining Guy and Teddy Riley on this year’s lineup is Monica, Ginuwine, 112 & Next. Don’t miss the concert party that will have dancing all night long! 


 John Legend in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr. 

The Woodlands, TX 77380

Catch the award-winning singer and pianist John Legend with openers Gallant at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Admission Tickets start at $42.50.


 Dancin’ in the Street

Motown & More Revue at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 8:15 pm

Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr 

Houston, TX 77030 

Dance down memory lane for Memorial Day Weekend with the sounds of classic Motown hits, featuring an ensemble of soul singers, funky dancers, and the Bacement Soul Orchestra at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Admission This event is free to attend.



May 27, 2017

1201 Fannin St Ste 131 | Houston, Tx 77002

Times: 3:00 PM

Admission: $20-$45

Plus Fest: The Everything plus Poetry Festival is a one-day interdisciplinary art event that celebrates raw, innovative, and high-caliber artistic experience and will highlight spoken-word poetry. Plus Fes+ aims to break down barriers around artistic disciplines so that new works can be created. The one-day festival will position spoken-word artists on a level playing field with local visual artists, videographers, DJ’s, musicians, and others to create new works and will showcase the work through a variety of innovative platforms. The goal of Plus Fes+ is interactive impact; the festival will feature poetic photo booths, poetry slams, art installations, and speed writing buskers. By offering a wide variety of entry points, the festival will change the participant’s perception of poetry.


Madness on Main Music Festival at White Oak Music Hall

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 4:00 pm

White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main Street 

Houston, TX 77009

The 4th Annual Madness on Main Street is a multi-stage, multi-genre music festival with art installations, food trucks, and an art market. Admission Tickets range from $15 to $22.




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