Best things to do this week: April 4-10, 2022


17th Annual Frida Festival in the East End | Photo courtesy of MECA Houston

Updated on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 5:40 p.m.

Make the most of your week with our top 15 festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, April 4 through Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Spring festival season is here in full force, marked by the return of the iconic Houston Art Car Parade, now in its 35th year, as well as the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, the 17th annual Frida Festival in the East End, Harvest Green Chef Fest, and more. Plus, there’s plenty of must-see music, including Jazmine Sullivan’s rescheduled show at 713 Music Hall, the Apollo Chamber Players fundraising concert for Ukrainian refugees, a live DJ set by Snoop Dogg, a live tribute to Selena at the Houston Botanic Garden, and more.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, April 4 through Sunday, April 10, 2022.

High 15 Festivals, Events and Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Jazmine Sullivan in concert at 713 Music Hall | Monday april 4th – The Grammy-nominated R&B star comes to The Post to perform songs from his award-winning latest album, Tales of Heaux. $79 and up, but you can find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats in the online ticket resale market. 8 p.m.
  • Apollo Chamber Players present Music for peace in Ukraine at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church | Tuesday, April 5 – The Houston ensemble is heading to the Church in the Museum District for a live concert that helps support victims and refugees of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, with all proceeds going to humanitarian aid organizations. No ticket required; suggested donation of $25. 7 p.m.
  • DJ Snoopadelic aka Snoop Dogg at Rise Rooftop | Wednesday 6 April – The legendary hip hop star soars through the stacks above Midtown and spins his favorites with live accompaniment for one night only. $75; VIP at $125. 8 p.m.
  • Kung Fu movie nights: Enter the dragon at Asia Society Texas | friday april 8 – Spend an evening outdoors enjoying one of the greatest Kung Fu movies of all time, starring the legendary Bruce Lee. $10. 8 p.m.
  • Spring Nutcracker Market at the NRG Center | From Friday 8 April to Sunday 10 April – The annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market reopens this year in a new shopping window, with a spectacular springtime showcasing all the familiar seasonal items you love, plus summer wear, vacation accessories, gourmet foods and more still in nearly 150 vendors. Single-day tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Hours vary.
  • 35th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Downtown | Saturday April 9 | FREE – One of Houston’s most beloved events – and the largest such celebration in the world with more than 250 cars – is returning to a live event after two years. 11 a.m.
  • 9th Annual MusicFest at Willow Waterhole Greenway | Saturday April 9 | FREE – Southwest Houston will once again host the annual MusicFest, which features a diverse lineup of R&B, blues, Texas country, Latin salsa and more, on stage at Willow Waterhole Greenway. The venue is also a popular place to take photos with Texas bluebonnets, so you’ll find a great opportunity for a springtime photo shoot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 2022 Reggae in the Park at Emancipation Park | saturday april 9 – Listen to the sounds of Reggae, Soca Dancehall and Afrobeat with music from around the world, plus live food, artists, games and other entertainment. $7. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 2022 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival at Town Green Park | Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 – A sure sign of the arrival of spring, the 17th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival brings more than 200 accomplished artists to the banks of the waterway and surrounds it with live music, entertainment, food and drink. $15 per day; $20 for a weekend pass; free for children under 12. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
  • 17th Annual Frida Festival at TBH Center / MECA East End | saturday april 9 & Sunday April 10 | FREE – Celebrate all things Frida Kahlo at an East End festival with upbeat music, performances, a Frida-inspired fashion show, vendors, food trucks and lots of people dressed up as Frida Kahlo one of Mexico’s most beloved and legendary artists. The weekend also kicks off with a ticketed event on Friday evening. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.
  • Crawfish and Zydeco Festival at Kemah Boardwalk | Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 | No coverage – Enjoy live Zydeco music from Curtis Poullard & the Creole Zydeco Band, Zydeco Dots, LT & the Zydeco Mob, and Ruben Morales as you feast on freshly boiled crayfish and blood sausage. From noon to 10 p.m. both days.
  • Chef Fest 2022 at Harvest Green Village Farm | sunday april 10 Travel to the Richmond-area farm and explore Houston-area produce through the eyes of local chefs, and sample local beverages, local musicians, and Harvest Green farmers. $95: $20 for 5 to 16 year olds; includes unlimited bites, 5 drink tickets, farm tours and live music. Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Houston Hustle Festival Vol. 4 in Sharespace near downtown | Sunday April 10 | FREE – The annual Houston Hustle Festival returns for a fourth edition at Sharespace Downtown, featuring all-female businesses and vendors, plus special performances, raffle prizes, a live DJ, Instagrammable photo walls, and more again. Noon to 4:30 p.m.
  • Astros FanFest at Minute Maid Park | sunday april 10 – The annual Family FanFest returns to Minute Maid, giving fans an afternoon of fun, with autograph sessions, photo ops, games and a watch party to see the Astros close out their opening streak of the season in Anaheim. $1. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tribute to the Queen of Tejano at the Houston Botanical Garden | sunday april 10 – Bring a lawn chair or blanket and sing along to Selena’s hits at this tribute concert held in the beautiful grounds of the Houston Botanic Garden in South Houston. $15. 3 p.m.

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