Nightlife in Houston This Week: May 23-29, 2022

Houston Food Fest at Midtown Park | Photo courtesy of Houston Food Fest

Updated Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4:12pm

Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, May 25 to Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Your favorite nightlife guide is back to cure your weekly FOMO. We’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening all week long around Houston, from Tuesday through Sunday.

Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston This Week: Wednesday, May 25 to Sunday, May 29, 2022


  • Hopchella at Ingenious Brewing Company | Saturday & Sunday | No Cover – The imaginative Humble brewery teams up with The Weekend Pop-up Art Gallery to throw Hopchella, a 2-day art and music festival. Noon to 5pm.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • Tears for Fears & Garbage in Concert at Smart Financial Center | Wednesday, May 25 – For the first time in nearly 20 years, the English new wave pioneers have released a new album, The Tipping Point, and bring it to Sugar Land, joined by the Shirley Manson–led alt rock group, Garbage. $59.50 and up. 8pm.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

  • Comedian Kevin James Thornton at Houston Improv – Exploding into popularity through TikTok and Instagram, the multi-talented comedian, musician, filmmaker and photographer swings through West Houston for a one-night-only event. Tickets are sold by the table; $60 for 2, and up. 7:30 pm.
  • Son Lux in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Geographically and culturally-diverse experimental band Son Lux stops by Downtown in support of their latest release, tomorrow’s. $22. 8pm.
  • 070 Shake in Concert at House of Blues – The Jersey rapper and singer takes the stage at House of Blues in Downtown, just days before the release of her sophomore album, You Can’t Kill Me. $25. 8pm.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Saturday, May 28, 2022

  • Houston Food Fest at Midtown Park – Sample your way through over 50 different food vendors while enjoying live music and entertainment. $9; free for ages 8 and under. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Asian Market Night at Railway Heights Market | No Cover – Savor an evening of live music, traditional attire, lion dancing, and various Asian street food vendors at the Washington Ave food hall north of I-10. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Buzzfest 2022 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The bi-annual 94.5 The Buzz’s big bash returns to Cynthia Woods with a lineup that features Papa Roach, Seether, Bush, The HU, Dead Sara and more. $34.50 and up. 2:30 pm.
  • Suicide Silence, Carnifex in Concert at Warehouse Live – The 3rd Annual Chaos and Carnage event descends on Downtown with a multi-band lineup including Suicide Silence, Carnifex and more. $25. 3:30 pm.
  • Taco Showdown at Little Woodrow’s EaDo | No Cover – Participate in the Taco Showdown, an open competition for individuals and companies to see who has the best tacos in town at Little Woodrow’s EaDo. 3pm.
  • Neon Garden: Night in Concert at Axelrad | No Cover – The electro rock twins hit the backyard stage on Neon Garden night at Axelrad, where you can dive into nostalgic video games and modern digital sounds. 7pm.
  • Barrel Room Tour at Saint Arnold Brewing Company – Get hoppy at the oldest brewery in Houston. Learn about the behind-the-scenes brewing and barrel aging process while enjoying cheese from Dairy Maids, plus a take-home stout. $60. 7pm.
  • NoahFinnce & Sophie Powers at House of Blues Houston – The British vlogger and YouTube sensation best known for his sarcasm, slaying sense of humor and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights performs material from his highly anticipated album release, My Brain After Therapy. $15. 7pm.
  • Scarface Memorial Day Weekend Concert at Rise – The Houston rap legend and one-third of Geto Boys takes to the Midtown rooftop for a concert before he embarks on his farewell tour. $55. 9pm.
  • RL Grime in Concert at Stereo Live Houston – The dance electronic musician performs in Houston on the Texas leg of his US tour. $32 and up. 10pm.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

  • Sunday Funday Around River Oaks District – Head to River Oaks’ walkable shopping destination with our guide in hand and check out several fun ways to close out your weekend in one of the city’s glitziest shopping centers.
  • 5th Annual Gr8 Taco Challenge at 8th Wonder Brewery – Vote and dine as some of Houston’s top chefs Friday for the top spot at this 8th annual taco challenge in EaDo. $35 and up. Noon to 4pm.
  • Jumbo Zydeco & Soul Festival at South Houston Event Grounds – Louisiana meets Texas with Creole, Cajun food and Texas BBQ at this Memorial Day event. $10 and up. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Bands, Booze & Tattoos at Social Beer Garden – It’s a trifecta of fun featuring live music, delicious brunch and talented local tattoo artists in Midtown. $25. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday Service with DJ Joe Ross & DJ Mel Frausto at ReBar | No Cover – Celebrate Sunday Funday at DJs Joe Ross’ and Me Fausto’s weekly residence at the gay Mecca ReBar in on Tuam. 4pm to midnight.
  • Mxmtoon in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The indie pop artist exploded onto the scene a few years back through YouTube, but now arrives at White Oak to perform her week-old sophomore album, rising. $20. 6:30 pm.
  • Keith Sweat with Dru Hill, Silk, 112 in Concert at Smart Financial Center – Get in the groove of R&B greats when Keith Sweat, Dru Hill, Silk and 112 take the stage in Sugar Land for an evening of feel-good vibes. $49.50. 7pm.
  • Stand Atlantic in Concert at Warehouse Live – The Australian-based pop punk band performs in support of their sophomore album, Pink Elephantt. $18 and up. 7pm.
  • Jon B & Ro James in Concert at Rise Rooftop – The R&B singer-songwriters join for a show on the rooftop of the MIdtown nightlife destination. $40 advance; $50 at the door. 8pm.

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