Best things to do this week: August 29 to September 4, 2022


Mid-Autumn Festival Returns to Asia Society with Live Performances, Food Trucks and More | Pictured: Chris Dunn; courtesy of Asia Society Texas

Updated Saturday, August 27 at 11:45 a.m.

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, August 29 through Sunday, September 4, 2022.

We’ve narrowed down all of H-Town’s events to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the expanded calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, August 29 through Sunday, September 4, 2022.

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

  • Il Divo in concert at the Smart Financial Center | monday august 29 – Following the tragic passing of Il Divo’s Carlos Marin, the remaining members of the multinational band set off on a Greatest Hits tour and take to the stage in Sugar Land. $69.50 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Los Angeles FC at PNC Stadium | Wednesday August 31 – Some of MLS’s biggest names are coming to Houston for a midweek game that will see Dynamo’s Héctor Herrera take on international teammate Carlos Vela, Italian legend Giorgio Chiellini and new signing Gareth Bale. $18 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Secret Walls Presents Support Your Local Artist (SYLA) Tour at House of Blues | Wednesday August 31 – Los Angeles-based live arts entertainment brand Secret Walls presents its 30+ city tour with high-energy physical illustration and design battles between local artistic talent at House of Blues for one night only . Featured Houston artists and muralists include Ghoul Shack, Alex Arzu, Nicky Davis, Tarbox and more. $25. 8 p.m.
  • First Thursday on Mid Main | Thursday, September 1 – The Monthly Block Party Series returns with an evening of live music, DJs, drink specials and free Saint Arnold beers on the Mid Main block of Alabama Street. Coverage is $10. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Kid Cudi in concert at Toyota Center | Thursday, September 1 – The Man on the Moon the rapper lands in H-Town on his first tour in five years. $39.50 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Bad Bunny live at Minute Maid Park | Thursday September 1 and Friday September 2 – The reggaeton rapper brings his album to the top of the charts A Verano Sin Ti at the juicebox for consecutive evenings. Alesso opens the show. $125 and up, but you can find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Thorn & Moon Magickal Market at Raven Tower | Friday September 2 | No coverage – On the grounds of the White Oak Music Hall, this unique market features talented artists, authors and guests who are on hand while you shop for local artisan items including artwork, tarot cards, oddities and other mystical and occult products. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Asia Society Texas presents Arooj Aftab in concert at the Miller Outdoor Theater | Friday September 2 | FREE – Arooj Aftab, the Grammy Award-winning Pakistani singer, songwriter and producer, performs her hauntingly beautiful music that includes jazz, minimalism and neo-Sufi styles. 8 p.m.
  • Tattoo and Body Art Parlor at the NRG Center | From Friday September 2 to Sunday September 4 – Two hundred tattoo artists gather at NRG for a weekend of on-site tattoos and piercings, contests, live performers and more. $20 and up. Hours vary.
  • Mid-Autumn Festival at the Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday September 3 | FREE – Celebrate the arrival of the autumn season at the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known in Asia as the Moon Festival or the Lantern Festival, which welcomes the fall harvest and the full moon. The event will feature Taiwanese artists and photographers, Vietnamese storytelling and artistic activities such as lantern making, paper cutting and fake mooncakes. Free with RSVP in advance. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Grupo Firme in concert at the NRG Stadium | Saturday September 3 – The Mexican group based in Tijuana, brings the Enfiestados and Amanecidos Visit of the NRG stadium. $89.50 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Red, White & Bayou Texas Music Festival & Tailgate in Downtown Dickinson | Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4 – Returning for the first time since Hurricane Harvey, the annual Town of Dickinson Music Festival fills Labor Day weekend with live music, shop markets, a cooking contest, a children’s area and more. $10 and up. Hours vary.
  • 5th Annual Taste of the Caribbean Festival at Crown Festival Park | Sunday September 4 – The Taste of the Caribbean festival returns with a day celebrating delicious Caribbean cuisine, live Caribbean music, Caribbean arts and culture, and family fun at Sugar Land Public Park. $20. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Comedian Ku Egenti: One Night Only at Secret Band | Sunday September 4 – Houston’s stand-up comic presents a comedy showcase featuring comedians Kate Vance and Kristi Kroll. $15. 7:30 p.m.
  • Maze walk and sound bath at Discovery Green | Sunday September 4 | FREE – Artist Reginald C. Adams takes you on a walk through his Labyrinth structure in Discovery Green, with guided meditation and sound bath. 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Many more things to do in Houston

  • Top concerts and live shows this week – Check out our top picks for local and touring musicians, stars and personalities taking the stage in H-Town this week.
  • Top games and sporting events this week – Expand select professional and college sports games, traveling sports competitions, local fitness and participatory events, and more.
  • Top things for kids and families to do this week – Focus on the best option for families and juniors around Greater Houston.
  • Current temporary museum exhibits and art installations in Greater Houston – Explore the latest installations and short-term exhibits at museums and venues around Houston, with a focus on art, history, and science.
  • More options on our calendar – Explore more live entertainment, events, pop-ups, markets and other options around Houston.

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Lifelong Houstonian Justin Jerkins keeps tabs on all kinds of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as editor of 365 things to do in Houston.

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