The Weekender: Top Things To Do In Houston This Weekend 5.18 - 5.21

From sports & live entertainment to festivals and nightlife, we got you covered. Check out our top picks for this weekend: 

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.



 February 26, 2017 - August 13, 2017

 On Sunday, February 26, Ron Mueck, an exhibition showcasing 13 major works by contemporary sculptor Ron Mueck, opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Known for his hauntingly realistic figures, Mueck examines the human condition through the medium of sculpture, creating works with astonishing verisimilitude and emotional resonance.

Assembled from private and public collections around the world, Ron Mueck presents some of the artist’s most iconic works, ranging from the self questioning boy in Crouching Boy in Mirror (1999–2002) to the aging partners of Couple under an Umbrella (2013). The exhibition will be on view through August 13, 2017.


 Julianne & Derek Hough 


Friday, May 19, 2017 | 8pm

 Following the sold-out successes of both its 2014 inaugural run and a fan-demanded sophomore run in 2015, Move Live on Tour, featuring powerhouse duo JULIANNE & DEREK HOUGH, is back and better than ever in 2017 with an all-new experience – MOVE – BEYOND – LIVE ON TOUR, coming to Smart Financial Centre on May 19!

 Move – Beyond – Live on Tour will once again be co-created, choreographed and produced by Julianne and Derek Hough, who are joined by their all-star creative team. 



Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 3pm – 7pm

 No need to make the trek to NOLA to get your Cajun fix, join us for beer, crawfish, Cajun eats, and lots of horn-blowing, Cajun two-stepping fun in historic Market Square. Enjoy a FREE concert by Rebirth Brass Band with an opening set by local funk band The Journey Agents. This event will host something for everyone, even the little ones as Young Audiences of Houston wil be on-site hosting a family fun zone. Treebeards Restaurant will even be on site selling some of their famous specialties like red beans & rice, gumbo, etouffee and more! For event updates, click here



Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8:30pm

 Billy Ocean is a Trinidadian-born British recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s.In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, "Caribbean Queen", and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist.Notable Hits By Billy Ocean:"Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)""Loverboy""Suddenly""When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going""Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car"Official Web



 Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour! MFAH general admission is  always free on Thursdays, so take advantage of the opportunity to discover your Museum at no cost.

While you’re here, get a drink at the bar, where you can check out the latest exhibition-inspired specialty cocktails. Hungry? Grab a bite from the evening’s food truck.

Drinks for sale by credit card at the bar. Only ages 21+ may purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. The Museum is open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.



Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 3pm-7pm

 Join Houston Press and Lucky’s Pub on Saturday, May 20th from 3PM – 7PM at Silver Street Station as we celebrate the 6th Annual BrewFest. BrewFest is an indoor/outdoor beer-sampling event and festival that will feature craft beers, local food trucks, musical entertainment plus more!



 Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8:00pm

 Jessica Lang Dance, founded only a few years ago in 2011, has quickly become one of the nation’s preeminent companies, enriching and inspiring global audiences with immersive performances flush with the beauty of movement and music. Their newest work, Tesseracts of Time, merges together the art forms of architecture and dance. This “dance for architecture” –commissioned in part by Society for the Performing Arts, along with the Harris Theater and the Chicago Architecture Biennial—is divided into four parts, like the seasons compressed into twenty minutes. Including massive sets specifically designed for the piece by Steven Holl Architects, Tesseracts of Time aims to reevaluate the art of architecture. The piece also includes music specifically chosen by choreographer (Lang) and architect (Holl).



Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 5:00pm

Playing Music, Changing Lives! 5 Bands// 3 Stages// 1 Epic Night of Texas Music The 5th Annual Texas Best Music Fest is proud to present Cody Canada and The Departed with Julia Cole and Mike & The Moonpies! Silver Eagle Stage-Cody Canada & The Departed Julia Cole Mike & The Moonpies Karbach Stage-Bill & Kim Nash Band feat. Jimmy Nash & Randy Cornor Spotlight Stage-Chris Boise & The Mason Rd Band feat. Hayden Baker GA ticket allows entrance to enjoy all bands. Food and beverages will be available on site for purchase (meal included in VIP ticket).


 New Kids On The Block  

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 7:30pm

 New Kids On The Block with superstar special guests Boyz II Men & Paula Abdul on May 20. A follow-up to 2013’s hugely-successful Package Tour, the aptly titled TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR is the group’s biggest lineup yet. With a combined 200 million records sold worldwide, NKOTB, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men are primed to have the biggest party of the summer. This also marks platinum-selling pop icon Paul Abdul’s highly-anticipated first tour in 25 years! Don’t miss this hit-filled night of music


 Kehlani @ Warehouse Live 

Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 8:30pm

 Kehlani tells it like it is. Whether in conversation or on stage, the Oakland-born R&B singer and songwriter gives the straight truth about her life, pain, passion, love, triumph, and everything in between with collected calm and confidence. It's that type of honesty that makes her music resonate with the depth of classic Motown and a vividly confessional lyricism reminiscent of Neo Soul. 



Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 5pm – 8pm

At the heart of all Cochon555 events lies a culinary competition to promote family farming. Five chefs are each given one whole, heritage breed pig and one week to prepare the entire animal (of 200 pounds). Each chef must present a “Judge’s Plate” of 6 dishes scored on utilization, cooking techniques, and overall flavor. The winner will then be crowned Houston’s “Prince or Princess of Pork.”


 John Legend in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm

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.

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