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Tickets

  • Take a Break Tickets and Travel
    11221 Market Street
    Houston, TX 77029
    409-515-5146
    Ticket sales. more

  • Broadway Tour
    Information about upcoming broadway shows in the Houston area.  more

  • My Ticket In
    2100 West Loop South Freeway #205
    Houston, TX 77027
    713-429-1560
    My Ticket In, based in Houston, is a ticket broker for all events, including concerts, the rodeo, Texans football, Astros, and all other events and venues. more

Cinema

  • Cinemark Tinseltown 290
    12920 Northwest Freeway
    Houston, TX 77040
    713-329-9402
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  • Cinemark Memorial City
    310 Memorial City Mall
    Houston, TX 77024
    Located at Memorial City Mall
    713-467-9749
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  • Edwards Greenway Palace 24
    3839 Weslayan
    Houston, TX 77027
    713-871-8955
    Features critically-acclaimed films, alternative productions, restored classics and first-run foreign movies. more

  • Edwards Marq*e 23 & IMAX
    7620 Katy Freeway
    Houston, TX 77024
    713-263-7843
    Features critically-acclaimed films, alternative productions, restored classics and first-run foreign movies.  more

  • Angelika Film Center
    510 Texas Avenue
    Houston, TX 77002
    Bayou Place
    713-225-1470
    The original Angelika Film Center & Café opened in New York City's Soho district in 1989. The Angelika plays a diverse mix of independent films. Enjoy a gourmet snack at the café.  more

  • Aurora Picture Show
    1524 SUL Ross
    Houston, TX 77006
    713-868-2101
    A non-profit cinema dedicated to non-commercial film, video, and media. The home base venue is housed in a 1924 church building located in Sunset Heights.  more

  • Landmark River Oaks Theatre
    2009 West Gray Street
    Houston, TX 77019
    713-866-8881
    Landmark Theatres is the nation's largest theatre chain dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent film.  more

Night Life

  • Pearl Bar
    4216 Washington Avenue
    Houston, TX 77007
    Located in Washington Heights
    713-868-5337
    Pearl Bar is open for business from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day. On Saturdays, they open at noon. They offer a covered patio, shuffleboard, and a pool table.  more

  • Porch Swing Pub
    69 Heights Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77007
    Located in The Heights
    713-880-8700
    Porch Swing Pub offers a great outdoor deck and 38 beers on tap.  more

  • Pub Fiction
    2303 Smith Street, Suite 100
    Houston, TX 77006
    Located in Midtown
    713-400-8400
    Pub Fiction offers live music three nights a week. It is also a great location to view sports games. Enjoy the 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor patio. more

  • Al's Sports Bar and Grill
    16203 Westheimer
    Houston, TX 77082
    281-493-9797
    Lively sports bar that features 14 TV's broadcasting your favorite sports, video games, and a full menu of delicious appetizers and entrees. They are open daily for lunch and dinner. more

  • Whiskey Creek
    2905 Travis Street
    Houston, TX 77006
    281-989-8658
    "Whiskey Creek defies the standards of what country western bars are." They host fun-filled events. Whiskey Creek is open Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.

  • Wild West
    6101 Richmond Avenue
    Houston, TX 77057
    Located in the Heart of the Richmond Strip
    713-266-3455
    A Houston mainstay for over 20 years, "Two Steppin' and longneckin'" is the motto at Wild West. A true country nightclub that features a solid oak dance floor, pool, food, blackjack, and more. The DJ plays the hottest in country, plus a mix of your favorite dance music.  more

  • Laff Stop, The
    526 Waugh
    Houston, TX 77019
    713-524-2333
    The Laff Stop offers free admission for those 21 years of age and up and Monday Open Mic. See professional comics with shows starting at 7:30 p.m. There is a food and drink menu.  more

  • 13 Celsius
    3000 Caroline Street
    Houston, TX 77004
    Located in the Heart of Midtown
    713-529-8466
    13 Celsius prides itself as the only wine bar in town to actually keep its wine in a temperature-controlled cellar. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the wine bars and Enotecas of Europe. They also offer choice meats and cheeses from Joseph's Cooler to accompany and enhance the total wine experience. They serve locally roasted espresso from the finest of European machines.  more

  • 1820
    1820 Franklin
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located Across the Street from the Ballpark
    713-224-5535
    1820 is open every day from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. If you get hungry they have pizzas, cheese burgers and popcorn. They open early for all the baseball games and open the game room next door every first and last Friday of the month. One charge gives you free play on all games.

  • Anderson Fair
    2007 Grant
    Houston, TX 77006
    832-212-4057
    One of the oldest folk/original music venues in continuous operation in the United States, Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant and Blue Squirrel Theater have been hosting players of the genre since the 1960s.  more

  • AvantGarden
    411 Westheimer
    Houston, TX 77006
    832-519-1429
    An independent and artistic venue that hosts the arts, music, dance, holds wine tastings, and offers a happy hour.  more

  • Belvedere
    1131 Uptown Park Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77056
    Located in the Uptown/Galleria Area
    713-552-9271
    An uptown lounge that offers class for happy hour, business and social meetings.  more

  • Big Woodrow's
    3111 Chimney Rock at Richmond
    Houston, TX 77056
    713-784-2653
    Big Woodrow's has a supply of cold beer, sports and Cajun food. Enjoy their weekly specials and happy hour.  more

  • Bond Lounge
    2700 Milam Street
    Houston, TX 77006
    Located in Midtown
    713-529-2663
    Bond is a trendy little Miami influenced bar always packed with a great mixture of people. There is never a cover charge (unless there is a special event) and the drinks specials are great.

  • Brian O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant
    5555 Morningside Drive
    Houston, TX 77005
    Located in Rice Village
    713-522-2603
    Here you can spend the night dining on great food, drinking cocktails, listening to fantastic live music, meeting new friends, and dancing the night away. They are a full liquor bar with awesome live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday.  more

  • Cézanne
    4100 Montrose
    Houston, TX 77006
    Located Above The Black Labrador Pub
    713-522-9621
    Open Friday and Saturday nights, Cézanne offers a great place to listen to top jazz musicians from Houston, New York, and San Francisco.  more

  • Chances Bar
    1100 Westheimer
    Houston, TX 77006
    Located in the Heart of Montrose
    713-523-7217
    Chances offers four bars in one. In the main area you can enjoy live music, sports, entertainment, and events from 2 p. m. to close every day. Chances' G-Spot offers a huge dancefloor, Go-Go girls, dance music and hip-hop. The New Bar Saloon features country music, Texas two-stepping, and mechanical bull contests. Chi Chi Martini Bar offers an upscale environment with cocktails and flavored martinis. more

  • Char Bar
    305 Travis
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located Downtown
    713-222-8177
    Duke of Hollywood Tailors has been a full service downtown tailor since 1937. A recent renovation added two full service bars.  more

  • Continental Club
    3700 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located Downtown
    713-529-9899
    A recreation of the original club from the 1950s, the Continental Club offers great music, events, and happy hours. more

  • Corkscrew, The
    1919 Washington Avenue
    Houston, TX 77007
    Located Near Downtown and The Heights
    713-864-9463
    This wine bar offers a place to relax with a glass of wine and some tasty meats and cheese. They have over 250 wines in their rotating stock, all available by the glass.  more

  • Cotton Exchange Bar & Lounge
    202 Travis, Suite 100
    Houston, TX 77002
    713-213-1141
    Upscale nightlife in an elite social environment with VIP treatment. Patrons can enjoy excellent wines, cocktails, and premium cigars.

  • Dave & Buster's
    6010 Richmond Avenue
    Houston, TX 77057
    713-952-2233
    Dave & Buster's is a fun place to eat, drink and play. The menu includes everything from Peppercorn Ribeye Steak to their Honey Mustard Spinach Salad to their Classic Philly Cheesesteak. The Viewpoint Bar is for kicking back and watching the game and the Midway Bar is for those who would rather play the games rather than watch them. They offer happy hours, late night happy hours, and a Power Hour where you can play an entire hour of video games for just ten bucks. The Million Dollar Midway features over 200 games to choose from with everything from the classics to the latest interactive & video games. You can redeem the tickets you win for cool prizes. They also offer billiards and shuffleboard.  more

  • Downing Street Pub
    2549 Kirby
    Houston, TX 77019
    713-523-2291
    Downing Street offers an extensive wine by the glass list, 90-plus single malt scotches and over 150 whiskies. The 400 sq. ft. humidor houses a wide range of hand-rolled cigars. The state-of-the-art filtration system makes the pub an enjoyable location for smokers and non-smokers alike. They offer a menu of imported cheeses, hearty pub sandwiches, smoked Scottish salmon, and more.  more

  • Drake, The
    1902 Washington Avenue
    Houston, TX 77007
    713-862-8900
    The Drake is a luxurious cocktail lounge located in a 7,000 square-foot former warehouse space. Order a specialty martini or a handcrafted cocktail at one of the three beautiful bars. They offer bottle service for groups of five or more.  more

  • Escobar
    2905 Travis Street, Suite A
    Houston, TX 77006
    713-534-3171
    An exclusive bar and lounge with a music driven atmosphere. They host private parties and have bottle service. Admission for those 21 and older only. more

  • Firehouse Saloon
    5930 Southwest Freeway
    Houston, TX 77057
    713-977-1962
    Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., the Firehouse Saloon offers live music, video games, and a full bar.  more

  • Fitzgerald's
    2706 White Oak Drive
    Houston, TX 77007
    713-862-3838
    A live music venue in operation since 1977. There are two fully equipped event rooms with a stage and four full bars. They host up-and-coming acts, regional artists, and national touring groups.  more

  • Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
    705 Main Street at Capitol
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located Downtown
    713-228-9472
    Flying Saucer offers 85 taps and an extensive menu of bottled brews. They also offer a menu of pretzels, appetizers, hot sandwiches, salads, and wraps.  more

  • Front Porch Pub
    217 Gray
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located in Midtown
    713-571-9571
    A full bar with a great beer selection including 44 draught beers and over 50 bottled beers. Guests will enjoy the two pool tables, dart boards, and juke box. Take in the sights from the huge deck with signature porch swing. more

  • Ginger Man Pub, The
    5607 Morningside
    Houston, TX 77005
    713-526-2770
    The Ginger Man offers a great selections of fine imported and domestic beer and wine. They are especially proud of their selections of Belgian ales and lambics, Oktoberfest brews, British & German beers, and beer from microbreweries local to the pub. Enjoy the outdoor beer garden and comfortable indoor seating areas.  more

  • Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar
    3416 Roseland Street
    Houston, TX 77006
    713-528-9912
    This is the oldest surviving sports bar in Houston and the site of a heck of a St. Patrick's Day Festival.  more

  • Howl at the Moon
    612 Hadley Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    713-658-9700
    Howl at the Moon takes the term "piano bar" to new heights. The "Howl" is a hot spot for birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor, and bachelorette parties.  more

  • HUSH Nightclub
    15625 Katy Freeway
    Houston, TX 77094
    713-330-HUSH
    HUSH is a 25,000 sq. ft. multi-level dance club and live venue complete with state of the art technology. The centerpiece of the club is a 1,700 sq. ft. sunken dance floor complemented by a robotic motorized truss featuring a computer-controlled lightshow. HUSH is also equipped with over 76 plasma and video screens, 192 sq.ft. video wall, 1,152 sq.ft. video ceiling and VIP sky boxes.

  • Lounge Next Door at Ibiza
    2450 Louisiana
    Houston, TX 77006
    Located Next to Ibiza Food & Wine Bar
    713-520-7300
    A bustling Midtown hot spot, Lounge Next Door offers a stylish ambiance. It offers an extensive selection of wine and champagne and a full bar. There is also an outdoor patio. more

  • Kelvin Arms
    2424 Dunstan, Suite 150
    Houston, TX 77005
    Located in Rice Village
    713-528-4739
    Kelvin Arms offers more than 20 beers on tap and over 40 malt scotches. You can experience a true Scottish pub. more

  • Meridian, The
    1503 Chartres Street
    Houston, TX 77003
    Located in East Downtown
    832-736-7676
    Meridian is a large independent concert, party and special events venue. The Red Room offers a venue to come in early, enjoy a drink, video game or pool while waiting for a show to begin. You can see national and regional talent on stage in the "Blue Room." Two bars allow patrons to enjoy excellent service without leaving the show.  more

  • Kobain
    33 Waugh Drive
    Houston, TX 77007
    Located in the Washington/Memorial Heights Area
    713-862-9911
    Kobain caters to those who enjoy rock (ranging from classic, global, mainstream, 70s, 80s, and indie label). In addition to the indoor bar, there is a spacious patio. more

  • Little Woodrow's
    5611 Morningside
    Houston, TX 77005
    Located in the Middle of Rice Village
    713-521-2337
    Little Woodrow's offers over 100 beers for your enjoyment including 30 on tap. Be sure to check out the seasonal bottled or draft selections. Most of their bottles are served directly out of ice boxes "so cold you'll need a Koozie." Buckets of beer are very popular here. There are two other locations on Bellaire Boulevard and in Midtown. more

  • Numbers
    300 Westheimer
    Houston, TX 77006
    713-526-6551
    NUMBERS has been hosting live local, international and breaking alternative acts for 28 years. The club has digital video projectors, large video screens, and several monitors throughout that project videos and remix videos. They have pool tables, pinball, and video games throughout the club. There is a large capacity dance floor, limited seating downstairs & upstairs in a quiet bar overlooking the stage & dance floor, and a large outdoor patio.  more

  • McGonigel's Mucky Duck Pub
    2425 Norfolk
    Houston, TX 77098
    713-528-5999
    A supper club and live music venue.  more

  • NEXT
    2020 McKinney
    Houston, TX 77003
    713-221-8833
    This bar has a design inspired by the meatpacking district of New York City.  more

  • Ovations Night Club
    2536 Times Boulevard, Suite B
    Houston, TX 77005
    713-522-9801
    Ovations offers an intimate setting for live music from local and national talent.  more

  • Red Cat Jazz Cafe
    924 Congress Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located a 1/2 Block Off Old Market Square
    713-226-7870
    Located in a narrow brick building dating back to Houston's earliest days, the Red Cat Jazz Cafe offers blues and big band jam. Try their classic Cajun and Creole cuisine and New Orleans poboys. more

  • ROCBAR
    530 Texas Avenue
    Houston, TX 77002
    713-236-1100
    ROCBAR features weekly entertainment from DJs and live acts. There is a 60-foot bar and live music stage backed by a 20-foot video wall.

  • Rudyard's British Pub
    2010 Waugh Drive
    Houston, TX 77006
    713-521-0521
    This funky British pub offers a full lineup of special events and drink specials. more

  • 2016 Main Stage
    2016 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    713-751-3101
    Sammy's has a lineup of weekly acts and also features other live music performances on the central stage. Enjoy yourself on the dance floor or reserve the VIP room with private bar.  more

  • Scott Gertner's Skybar & Grille
    3400 Montrose Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77006
    713-520-9688
    Scott Gertner's Skybar & Grille™ is a penthouse nightclub that showcases Scott Gertner and his band, as well as some of today's most popular and influential international jazz artists. Features include the two huge terraces with an array of champagnes, wines, award-winning martinis, 36 oz. mojitos, and a spectacular view of the Houston skyline.  more

  • Shay McElroy's Irish Pub
    909 Texas Avenue at Main, Suite A
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located Downtown in the Historic Rice Lofts
    713-524-2444
    Shay McElroy's is owned by a Dublin native. The place was created around a 19th-century bar he had shipped from Ireland.  more

  • Social Lounge & Patio Bar
    3730 Washington Avenue
    Houston, TX 77007
    713-426-5585
    A lounge and patio bar on the corner of Washington and Yale, where Waugh Drive enters The Heights. The Social fills its lot with a patio space that includes a permanent installation of the Art Guys' "1000 coats of paint" Absolut bottle, which serves as a centerpiece for the outdoor bar.  more

  • Sonoma Wine Bar & Cafe
    2720 Richmond Avenue
    Houston, TX 77098
    Located in Upper Kirby
    713-526-9463
    An upscale, winery themed lounge that hosts events, offers a food menu, and carries over 150 wines and 20 beers from different regions. more

  • State Bar & Lounge, The
    909 Texas Avenue
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located on the 2nd Floor of the Rice Lofts
    713-229-8888
    The State Bar & Lounge is an upscale, classic lounge at the corner of Travis and Texas. The State Bar & Lounge features the chic artwork of Houston artist, Alisson Stewart, a mahogany bar, high-arched windows, a private and distinct lounge, and a grand veranda overlooking much of downtown. They offer a limited food menu along with a large variety of vodkas, various tap & bottled beers, wines and a selection of over a hundred different types of liquors.  more

  • Status
    2404 San Jacinto
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located in Midtown
    713-659-5400
    Status is both hip and elegant with a prismatic glowing bar, plush banquettes, and metallic DJ booth. Enjoy trendy cocktails, signature martinis, and top shelf liquors.  more

  • Tavern on Gray, The
    1340 West Gray
    Houston, TX 77019
    Located on the Corner of Waugh and West Gray
    713-522-5152
    Featuring the longest bar in Texas, Tavern on Gray features a covered outdoor patio with a full bar and pool tables. more

  • Venue
    719 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located in the Heart of Downtown
    713-236-8150
    Venue Houston is 11,000 sq. ft. on the corner of Main and Rusk. Venue offers live music, DJs, dancers, and video. There are four areas of private seating. The club features an L-shaped bar and elevated VIP areas providing a view of the action.  more

  • Walter's On Washington
    4215 Washington Avenue
    Houston, TX 77007
    713-862-2513
    A neighborhood bar and live music venue.  more

  • Warehouse Live
    813 St. Emanuel Street
    Houston, TX 77003
    713-228--3700
    Warehouse Live is a 1920s era warehouse repurposed as a one-of-a-kind concert and event venue. The complex offers two fully-independent spaces - the Ballroom and the Studio - each with their own entrances and exits, restrooms, bars, stages and sound & lighting systems.  more

  • Muldoon's The Patio
    2611 Augusta Drive
    Houston, TX 77057
    Locate in the Uptown/Galleria Area
    713-706-4490
    Muldoon's is a casual establishment where you can grab a variety of cold beer and enjoy the outdoors. The patio offers wooden tables and benches, with heat lamps for the cooler weather.

  • Lucky Strike Lanes-Lounge
    1201 San Jacinto Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    713-343-3300
    Amenities at this bowling alley include 14 lanes, 10 big screen TVs, billiards, and bottle service. There is also a premium suite with four private lanes, a separate bar, and HD projection screen available by reservation. more

  • Club Curve - Night Club
    410 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    832-460-0150
    Club Curve offers customers a club environment that is as classy and unpredictable as its name suggests. Welcome to a world class nightlife experience.  more

  • Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge
    308 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located in Downtown Houston
    A modern American cocktail bar.

Concerts & Performances

  • Mercury Baroque Ensemble
    3601 South Sandman, Suite 220
    Houston, TX 77098
    713-533-0080
    Mercury Baroque brings world-class musicians playing authentic period music on historically appropriate instruments to larger and more diverse audiences each season. more

  • Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
    615 Louisiana Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located in Downtown Houston
    713-227-3974
    One of the city's most elegant concert halls, the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts is home to the Houston Symphony and the Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall is managed by the City of Houston's Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department. more

  • ComedySportz - Improvisational Comedy
    901 Town & Country Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77024
    713-868-1444
    Founded in 1990, ComedySportz Houston consistently provides a fun, interactive, competitive improv comedy show to audiences of all ages. If offers clean comedy for everyone.  more

  • Theatre Under The Stars
    800 Bagby, Suite 200
    Houston, TX 77002
    Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
    713-558-8887
    One of the largest non-profit musical theatres in the United States, this nationally acclaimed theater produces lavish productions such as A Chorus Line, Show Boat and South Pacific. more

  • Houston Ballet
    501 Texas Avenue
    Houston, TX 77019
    713-227-2787
    One of the best ballet companies in the nation, this international touring ballet company performs an extensive repertoire of high quality works including 19th century classics and cutting edge works by some of the world's greatest dance makers. more

  • Houston Chamber Choir
    1117 Texas
    Houston, TX 77002
    713-224-5566
    A professional choral ensemble, this choir presents innovative programs including established masterpieces, new works by Texas composers, and seldom heard works. more

  • Houston Civic Symphony
    4378 Harvest Lane
    Houston, TX 77004
    281-586-2100
    "Houston's first and finest community orchestra" that presents a wide variety of great classical music plus provides a creative outlet for talented musicians. more

  • Houston Grand Opera
    550 Prairie Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Wortham Theater Center
    713-228-6737
    The fifth largest opera company in the nation, this opera is internationally known for commissioning and producing high quality, entertaining new works. more

  • Houston Symphony
    615 Louisiana Street, Suite 102
    Houston, TX 77002
    Jones Hall
    713-224-4240
    One of the preeminent performing arts organizations in the nation, this symphony performs over 160 classical, pops, family and educational concerts during their season.

  • La JAZDANZ
    7615 Del Rey Lane
    Houston, TX 77071
    713-772-4177
    The only professional Jazz dance company in Louisiana, this entertaining company made up of hand picked professional Jazz dancers presents exhilarating dance programs in a wide variety of repertoire ranging from classical music to today's hottest music. more

  • Arena Theatre
    7326 Southwest Freeway
    Houston, TX 77074
    713-772-5900
    The Arena Theatre is one of Houston's oldest and most successful concert venues. When you come to the Arena Theatre, you will not just come to see a show, you come to have an experience. Because of its unique design, this theatre in the round provides guests with an intimate evening with their favorite entertainer.  more

  • Dominic Walsh Dance Theater
    2311 Dunlavy Street, Suite 210
    Houston, TX 77006
    713-652-3938
    A contemporary ballet company that performs at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. more

  • Houston Children's Chorus
    4903 Travis Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    713-650-3800
    The Chorus involves more than 250 children in grades 2 through 8, by annual audition. In its first year alone, the Chorus performed for more than 15,000 people in events including the 1990 World Economic Summit and the UNICEF Gala with Audrey Hepburn and Michael Tilson Thomas. Today, the annual audience exceeds 750,000, not including televised performances. It is their goal to make the Houston Childrens Chorus completely accessible to every child in the city of Houston, regardless of race or economic status.  more

  • Opera in the Heights
    1703 Heights Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77008
    Historic Lambert Hall
    713-861-5303
    A vibrant nationally and internationally acclaimed opera house. They provide a stage for emerging young opera performers and bring affordable opera to the Greater Houston Area. Four, fully-staged, traditional operas are produced each season.  more

  • Musiqa
    1119 Waugh Drive 1
    Houston, TX 77019
    713-524-5678
    A contemporary music ensemble devoted to bringing living music to Houston.  more

  • Brass Ensemble of Houston
    805 Highland Street
    Houston, TX 77009
    832-434-9340
    Professional brass ensemble, performing music for special events such as weddings, parties, dinner events, etc. Member of the Houston Professional Musicians Association. more

Plays & Productions

  • Miller Outdoor Theater
    6000 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030
    Hermann Park
    281-373-3386
    One of the favorite pastimes of Houstonians in the spring and summer is taking in one of the plays or concerts at the open-air Miller Theater. Performances are free to the public and family-friendly. Relax in the covered seating area or enjoy a pre-performance picnic on the hillside.  more

  • Alley Theater
    615 Texas Avenue
    Houston, TX 77002
    Located in Houston's Downtown Theater District
    713-220-5700 (Box Office)
    With the main goal of providing theater patrons with the highest quality theatre, the Alley Theater offers a variety of "new plays, classics, the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, and new musical theatre, with an emphasis on new American works." The Alley Theatre's 11 yearly seasonal productions can be seen on two stages: the 824-seat Hubbard Stage and the 310-seat Neuhaus Stage. more

  • Ensemble Theatre, The
    3535 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    713-520-0055
    While six plays are produced each year on the Ensemble's Large Stage, five plays are produced on the Arena Stage in the troupe's Potpourri series. more

  • Main Street Theater
    4617 Montrose Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77006
    713-524-6706
    It is not on Main Street anymore, but it is definitely a theater. Staging plays both in the Village and at Chelsea Market in Montrose. more

  • Stages Repertory Theater
    3201 Allen Parkway
    Houston, TX 77019
    713-527-0123
    The plural of the name is accurate, since Stages has two theaters - one seating 140 and the other seating 240. Stages' mission is to produce new work, interpret established work in new ways, and nurture talent to invigorate culture for the good of the community. more

  • UpStage Theatre
    1703 Heights Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77008
    Located in Lambert Hall in The Heights
    713-838-7191
    UpStage Theatre is a non-profit Houston Community Theater that offers a full season of both adult and children's plays & musicals featuring family-friendly, classic productions. more

  • A.D. Players
    2710 West Alabama
    Houston, TX 77098
    713-526-2721
    "Offering Biblical truths through theater," this Christian theater company was founded in 1967 and offers a variety of theatrical ministry productions on both their main stage and children's theatre. more

  • Carranza Puppets
    12514 Maxim Drive
    Houston, TX 77065
    281-890-5210
    Specializing in quality marionette and hand puppet shows using exquisitely handcrafted marionettes, this entertaining company performs locally, as well as travels around the states of Texas and Louisiana. more

  • Company OnStage Theater
    536 Westbury Square
    Houston, TX 77035
    713-726-1219
    One of the oldest community theaters in Houston, this non-profit was founded in 1978 and offers a variety of entertaining and high quality theatrical performances during the year. more

  • Express Children's Theatre
    446 Northwest Mall
    Houston, TX 77092
    713-682-5044
    Express Children's Theatre is dedicated specifically to children and families. Their plays are designed to entertain and educate. Around the World in Six Plays includes a wonderful array of innovative programs that reflect the rich cultural diversity of Houston. Express offers weekly performances at its 90 seat theatre in Northwest Mall. The Touring Series takes quality theater directly to children in their schools and communities.  more

  • Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre
    827 Wendel St.
    Houston, TX 77006
    713-526-7434
    Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre has been producing original puppet works for the benefit of the Houston community since 1995. Bobbindoctrin provides experimental adult puppet performances. Bobbindoctrin incorporates a mix of shadow, rod, hand, string and tabletop puppetry, as well as masks, in any given show. These varied traditions of puppetry are applied to presenting new and original works (not performed or published elsewhere) written explicitly for the puppet stage by local playwrights.

  • Country Playhouse
    12802 Queensbury Lane
    Houston, TX 77024
    713-467-4497
    Founded in 1956, the Country Playhouse offers Cerwinske Stage that holds a capacity crowd of 226 and the Black Box theatre provides a venue for entertainment ranging from cutting edge, commercial plays to live readings of original works. The Playhouse holds adult and children's acting classes under the professional eye of Barbara Lasater.  more

  • Masquerade Theatre
    3558 East TC Jester Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77018
    Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center
    713-861-7045
    A musical theater that features Houston-based talent. more

  • Landing Theatre Company, The
    One Mail Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    University of Houston Downtown - O'Kane Theatre
    832-206-7100
    The Landing Theatre Company's mission is to develop bold and dynamic productions of the best American Plays, explore the most innovative new playwriting that highlights the American Experience, and maintain the highest artistic standards for their work - while building bridges between profession and training in the arts. The company operates primarily in the summer, offering a festival of plays that highlight the American experience. Throughout the year it hosts workshops, readings and other arts related events within the arts community. more

Flea Markets

  • First Saturday Arts Market
    548 West 19th Street
    Houston, TX 77008
    Located in the Houston Heights
    713-802-1213
    Located on the Wind Water Gallery property, the First Saturday Arts Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month, June through September from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and September through May from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local artists display and sell their original wares as local musicians entertain. It features artists from around Houston and the state. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Houston Women's Music Festival
    Jones Plaza
    713-995-5251
    A celebration of women, music, art, culture and community, the event is produced by the Athena Art Project that supports the artist endeavors of women. All day music of diverse genres by the best national and regional independent women musicians plus a marketplace for vendors and a great selection of food and beverage. Held in May. more

  • Fiestas Patrias
    Sam Houston Race Park
    713-315-3400
    Join La Raza 98.5/103.3 FM, La Ranchera 850AM and KZJL Channel 61 to celebrate Mexico's national holiday and commemorate Mexican unity and patriotism. This free outdoor concert features today's hottest Regional-Mexican entertainers for a day of fun and excitement for the entire family. Held in September.

  • Beaujolais Wine and Food Festival
    Hyatt Regency Downtown Houston
    713-960-0575
    This festival has been celebrated for over twenty-five years in Houston and is an exclusive, festive event promoting French wine, food, and luxury goods. The Festival features over twenty upscale restaurants and caterers, which donate buffets of delectable appetizers, entrees and desserts. The Festival also includes splendid musical entertainment and a silent auction offering everything from travel opportunities to exquisite gift items. Held in November. more

  • Chevy's Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks
    Eleanor Tinsley Park
    832-393-0868
    Chevy's Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks Presented by Shell will celebrate America's birthday with live concerts from country music stars Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina and The Shirelles, and the nation's largest land-based fireworks extravaganza. The day will also offer a host of family entertainment, five stages with music ranging from country western and rock & roll to Latin, pop and oldies. Festival-goers can enjoy a mini-auto show, see some of Team Chevy's hottest NASCAR vehicles, or simply spend the afternoon kicking back at the Bud Light Texas Volleyball Championship Court, watching the men's and women's statewide tournament finals before the concert and fireworks begin. Rides, games, face painting, jugglers and more will keep the kids entertained in the All American Kids Zone, and there will be no shortage of great food and beverages throughout the celebration. The Budweiser Beer Garden will offer a wide selection of beverages in a relaxing atmosphere, and Chevy's Liberty Park will also feature unique displays of military artifacts and vehicles, and much more. more

  • Texas Championship Pow Wow
    7979 North Eldridge Road
    Houston, TX 77041
    Traders Village - Houston
    281-890-5500
    Presented by the Dallas-Fort Worth Inter-Tribal Association A two-day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an Indian artist and traders arts & crafts tent, teepee, visiting with old friends, making new ones, honoring ceremonies, singing, dancing and much more will be part of the Annual Texas Championship Indian Pow Wow. Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States will take part in this celebration of culture and heritage. Dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork will be competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Participants will range in age from two-year old toddlers to grandmothers in their 80's. The Indian food booth will serve authentic Native American fry bread and Indian tacos. Artists, craftsmen and traders from Texas and surrounding states will showcase their wares and talents in the arts & crafts event under The Red Expo. Held in November. more

  • Ballunar Liftoff
    1201 NASA Road 1
    Houston, TX 77058
    NASA/Johnson Space Center
    281-488-7676
    A family-oriented event with hot air balloon competitions, evening balloon glows, skydiving exhibitions, commercial exhibits, concession booths, food from local restaurants, arts & crafts, entertainment, and various aviation equipment displays. Held in September. more

  • Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
    P.O. Box 541992
    Houston, TX 77254
    800-324-2604
    The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival benefits the non-profit Friends of Conroe, Inc., who are working to enhance the quality of life in Conroe and Montgomery County through civic and cultural improvements. The Friends contribute funds to other established nonprofit organizations, promote community projects and support the renovation of the downtown Conroe area. Held in October. more

  • Annual Bay Area Houston Arts Festival
    281-335-7777
    Twenty-three artists will offer juried original fine art and craft works for sale at the Center during the Bay Area Houston Arts Festival. Music, entertainment, food, and children's activities are all part of this fun family event. Held in September. more

  • Turkish Festival
    Jones Plaza - Downtown
    832-217-7973
    Held in October, the Turkish Festival is fun for the whole family. Experience Belly Dancing, turkish food, coffee, kids activities, fortune telling, live music and more. more

  • Houston Blues Festival
    Reliant Arena
    800-745-3000
    Held in March, the Houston Blues Festival is fun for the whole family. Be entertained with music, entertainment and more. more

  • Annual Village Fair and Texas Music Festival
    807 Highway 3
    League City, TX 77002
    Walter Hall Park
    409-934-8126
    This three-day festival is an old-fashioned, fun-filled event with exciting, live entertainment and fun activities for everyone. The Festival is open to the public Friday evening to enjoy live bands, carnival rides & games, craft vendors, festival foods, and a Kids Zone with sporting rides, games, a petting zoo, circus acts, and other family entertainment. The music and fun continues all day Saturday beginning with an early morning 5K Run/Walk through downtown League City. In the afternoon, the barbecue cook-off winners are announced. Bands play all day with country music favorite Kevin Fowler scheduled on the Main Stage for Saturday night. Sunday's events include more live music and family entertainment including the apple pie contest winner announcements. Held in May. more
    Sponsored By: Lions Club

Sporting Events

  • Houston Texans
    2 Reliant Park
    Houston, TX 77054
    Reliant Stadium
    832-667-2000
    Enjoy exciting NFL action by this professional football team that plays preseason games in August and regular season games from September through December. more

  • Houston Astros
    501 Crawford Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Union Station at Minute Maid Park
    713-259-8000
    Enjoy exciting Major League Baseball action by this professional baseball team that plays 13 spring training games, as well as 81 regular season games starting in April. more

  • Houston Aeros
    1510 Polk
    Houston, TX 77002
    Toyota Center
    713-974-PUCK
    The Houston Aeros are a professional hockey team in the AHL. They have won two hockey titles - the International League's Turner Cup in 1999 and the AHL's Calder Cup in 2003. The Aeros have been to the post-season in all but one of their 13 previous seasons. The Aeros play at the state-of-the-art Toyota Center in downtown Houston. The Houston Aeros are affiliated with the National Hockey League's Minnesota Wild.  more

  • Houston Comets
    1510 Polk Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Toyota Center
    713-627-WNBA
    This team won the first-ever WNBA championship in 1997 and repeated that feat for the next three years. The Comets play at the Toyota Center May through September.  more

  • Houston Dynamo
    Scott Street and Holman Street
    Houston, TX 77204
    Robertson Stadium
    713-276-7500
    The Houston Dynamo, a Major League soccer club, competes in the league's Western Conference with Chivas USA, the Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, the Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake and the San Jose Earthquakes. The Dynamo captured back-to-back championships by winning the MLS Cup in 2006 and 2007.  more

  • Houston Energy Football
    2501 Claremont Lane
    Houston, TX 77019
    Skip Lee Field at St. John's School
    713-984-7676
    A member of the Women's Professional Football League, The Energy has won championships and is one of the first teams to be established in the United States. more

  • Houston Motorsports Park
    11620 North Lake Houston Parkway
    Houston, TX 77044
    281-458-1972
    This is an ASA Racing member track and member of the NHRA. There is a drag strip and speedway.  more

  • Houston Polo Club
    8552 Memorial Drive
    Houston, TX 77024
    713-681-8571
    The Houston Polo Club was founded in 1928 and remains dedicated to the sport of polo and equestrian activities. Membership is available to those who may wish to enjoy the Polo Club's recreational and social amenities. Polo tournaments and leagues are played throughout the Spring and Fall Seasons. more

  • Houston Rockets
    1510 Polk Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    Toyota Center
    713-627-DUNK
    Winners of back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995, the Rockets are top competitors in the Western Conference of the NBA. The NBA's tallest All-Star, 7-foot-6-inch Yao Ming, keeps fans on their feet.  more

  • Minute Maid Park
    501 Crawford Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    713-259-8000
    Located in downtown Houston at Union Station, Minute Maid Park was built to reflect Houston's historical relationship with the railroads and features a vintage, full-sized locomotive that runs along 800 feet of track on the left-field wall. Minute Maid Park beautifully incorporates modern conveniences like a retractable roof, yet exudes a truly classic atmosphere complete with red brick masonry and natural grass. more

  

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