BEST Events In Houston
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Gerald D. Hines Waterwall ParkWaterwall Park
2800 Post Oak Boulevard
In the heart of the city, the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is one of Houston’s most beloved, iconic landmarks and community centerpiece for visitors of all ages. To stand in the Waterwall’s mist and be enveloped by the gentle roar of cascading water is one of the city’s most memorable experiences. Walking along the lush canopy of towering live oak trees while in the core of one of the largest business districts in the nation, is inspiring. As one of the most visited attractions in Houston, the Waterwall Park is a popular backdrop for unforgettable moments.
Tai Chi in the ParkVarious City Parks
Tai Chi is a free program provided by Four Dragons Institute – Tai Chi for Health & Longevity in agreement with local Houston Parks and Conservancies. These classes are open to the public and are excellent for beginners and all levels of sincere Tai Chi practitioners. Classes are geared towards health and well-being and are gentle enough for Seniors and those who are recovering from illness or injury. Please join us at any of our locations. Check the website for specific times and locations. Classes available on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Houston Space CenterHouston Space Center
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s top attractions, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston’s first Smithsonian Affiliate and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee. Designed to engage adults and children alike, the center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program
NASA Space Center VIP TourSpace Center Houston
1601 E NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
Get unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to astronaut training facilities with the NASA VIP tours! Expert guides share their knowledge and answer your questions while you get an up-close look at the real facilities where astronauts are currently training for space. Tours are divided into two, three-hour trips; the first departing at 9 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. The morning and afternoon tours visit different locations. The NASA VIP Tour reservation includes general admission to Space Center Houston. Before or after the tour, take time to explore the center which is home to more than 400 spaceflight artifacts and exhibits!
Self Guided Tours of the 1877 Tall Ship ElissaGalveston Historic Seaport
Galveston, TX 77550
Galveston Historical Foundation brought ELISSA, an 1877 square-rigged iron barque, from a scrapyard in Piraeus Harbor, Greece. By 1982, GHF staff and volunteers completed restoration and transformed this rare, historic vessel into a floating museum that would actively sail. Today, the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA is one of only three ships of her kind in the world to still actively sail. The 1877 ELISSA welcomes visitors at the Galveston Historic Seaport. Experience Galveston’s maritime history daily.
Moody Center for the ArtsMoody Center for the Arts
6100 Main Street, MS-480
Houston, TX 77005
The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University was designed by renowned Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan.The $30 million, 50,000 square-foot building serves as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space to encourage new modes of learning, and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists. The mission of the Moody Center for the Arts is to encourage creative thinking and original expression, enrich curricular innovation, and promote cross-campus and community collaboration through transformative encounters with the arts. Admission is free.
Visit Sugar Land Permanent ExhibitsHouston Museum of Natural Science
13016 University Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
From a terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex to colorful, living frogs, HMNS at Sugar Land has something for everyone. This satellite facility of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has permanent galleries reflecting the most popular exhibit areas of the main Museum campus, each of which present required science topics for Texas schools as fun and engaging activities for the whole family.
Discover Discovery GreenDiscovery Green Park
Houston, TX 77010
Nestled in the heart of Downton is Discovery Green, a 12-acre, multi-use park that always has something exciting happening. In the spring and fall, spend happy hour listening to local musicians perform live on stage, browse and buy from local craftsmen at monthly markets and, in the winter, enjoy ice skating on Kinder Lake (for a small fee). There is also an array of ever-changing art installations scattered around this luscious oasis.
Art Car MuseumArt Car Museum
Address: 140 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
The Art Car Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art. It is an exhibition forum for local, national and international artists with an emphasis on art cars, other fine arts and artists that are rarely, if ever, acknowledged by other cultural institutions. The museum’s goal is to encourage the public’s awareness of the cultural, political, economic and personal dimensions of art.
Visit Glenwood Cemetary - Steeped in HistoryGlenwood Cemetery
2525 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
Discover Houston's history at Glenwood Cemetery. Situated on 84 acres along the Washington Corridor, Glenwood Cemetery serves as a serene resting place for some of Houston's most iconic residents. Among the ornate headstones and sculptures are those of more than 20 mayors, past governors, oil tycoons and Howard Hughes, the famous aviator, engineer and movie director.
Weekend Walking Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel AccessMagnolia Hotel
1100 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
Our Downtown Tour is perfect for guests & families of all ages looking to discover what makes Houston the center of business, culture, history & sports in Texas. Enjoy up-close perspectives of Downtown Houston’s hidden gems including the tallest Skyscraper in Texas, the most expansive Tunnel System in the United States, and two professional sporting venues as well as its world-class, outdoor dog-friendly Entertainment Mall & Park. Our tour guests will surely enjoy some jaw-dropping views and photo-ops while learning about all that Downtown Houston has to offer for its twenty Fortune 500 companies and over 50,000 residents.
Houston Mural Map: Take a Virtual or DIY tour of Street ArtAround Houston
A DIY tour of Houston’s street art is a perfect summer fun activity with #SocialDistancing. The awesome new HOUSTON MURAL MAP is your guide to enjoying 750+ street installations. Use the website – with a digital map of locations, photos, and artist information – to visit murals and Mini Murals anywhere in Houston. Visit HoustonMuralMap.com.You can take your own couch-surfing tour online, by clicking on sites of interest or near you and discover hidden gems and cool murals to visit later in person.Or, grab the family (or your roommates) and travel around to see and discover the murals in person. Before you leave home, you can use the website to create a “My Map” of sites to visit. Got murals? We’re looking for more! Send recent photos we can use, with the exact location and artist credits, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kemah BoardwalkKemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565
The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily providing fun for everyone! Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail stores, festivals and seaside shows every day.
Houston Selfie MuseumTFTI - Houston Selfie Museum @ the Houston Galleria
5085 Westheimer Rd Suite 4701 3rd Level
Houston, TX 77056
Picture yourself in our Houston interactive art museum for fun photos. Explore over 18+ curated rooms — including an Upside Down Room, Infinity Mirror Room, LOVE Letters room, Peach Room, DJ Confetti Room — and many more. Picture an illusion museum Houston, a selfie museum + photo booth experience all in one spot. Whether you're looking for a new jaw-dropping selfie, a fun family portrait or a fun date night idea, TFTI has something for everyone. We are also ranked one of the best places to take photos in Houston!
Cockrell Butterfly CenterHouston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030
Walk through a living butterfly habitat, marvel at spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes. The Cockrell Butterfly Center is well known for its immersive walk-through butterfly habitat, but there is much more to explore in the world of bugs! Visit the exhibits surrounding the rainforest conservatory for an in-depth look at arthropods.
Private Group Tours - Houston ArboretumHouston Orboretum and Nature Center
4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024-7708
Bring coworkers, friends and family and enjoy a guided tour on the Arboretum trails! Private Group Tours are offered for both groups of children and groups of adults. Tours are one hour long and start times are at 10am and again at 1pm.
Live Jazz Happy HourThe Lyric Center
440 Louisiana St
Enjoy live jazz and happy hour specials every Friday at Rhapsody Bar in Lyric Market!
Friday Night Live Music in the ParkBetsy's Cafe in Evelyn's Park
Evelyn’s Park 4400
Bellaire, TX 77401
Join us in the park with yard games, outdoor bar, and live music every Friday night from 6pm to 9pm at Betsy's Cafe in Evelyn's Park.
Weekly Car MeetupWillis Discount Furniture
507 S Daville
Willis, TX 77378
We have a few locals put together a weekly meet-up in Willis Texas, at the furniture store parking lot 507 South Danville. We meet up around 6 pm Friday evenings.
Rooftop Cinema ClubRooftop Cinema Club
1700 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
You bring your friends and loved ones, and we'll bring you city skylines, sunsets, starlit evenings, awesome drinks, delicious food, and great movies on the big screen. Driven by our love of film, our Rooftops promise a handpicked curation of cults, classics, and new releases.
Magic Show TheatreMagic Show Theatre
6981 S Texas 6
Houston, TX 77083
Situated in the heart of Houston’s international district, our small theater provides an intimate setting for an extraordinary experience. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of enchantment as our talented magicians weave spells of wonder and laughter!
Burlesque Performance - The Short and Sweet SpeakeasyAvant Garden
411 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
Come for a night of spectacular dance performances that you will never forget. With a line-up of amazing performers, sit back and be taken away by their dance moves and amazing costumes. This is the perfect way to start your weekend in style. Share this experience with colleagues, or even on a date that will have you talking about it into the weekend.
Virtual Events Today
Birding 101 Virtual WorkshopVirtual
Let an internationally celebrated birding expert and National Geographic introduce you to the joys of birding across the North American continent.
Santa Fe, NM
The zazen schedule is 7:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. MT and Wednesday Dharma Talks (5:30 p.m. MT). Join us online for the 7am and 5:30pm meditation on Upaya Zen Center’s YouTube page.
Adult and Teen Ballet, Beginning or Intermediate Class with NataliaVirtual
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Reserve your Spot & Preregister for a Virtual Class Today!
Readings of Shakespeare: The Show Must Go OnlineVirtual
The Show Must Go Online is the first, best and most prolific creator of made-for-digital Shakespeare in response to the pandemic. First featured on BBC Newsnight, in The Guardian, Playbill and more, the show has become a global movement and a cultural export, committed to making Shakespeare for everyone, for free, forever.
ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from HomeVirtual
New York City, NY
Fix yourself a drink and experience The Met's Balcony Bar from home with ETHEL, one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary classical field. With an eye on tradition and an ear to the future, ETHEL is a leading force in concert music's reengagement with musical vernaculars, fusing diverse traditions into a vibrant sound. Expect familiar classical tunes mixed with a fair share of the group's signature cutting-edge repertoire. Guest artists and collaborators also make periodic appearances. ETHEL is Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello), and Corin Lee (violin). No login required.
Friday Night Bingo with Kids Need MoreVirtual
New York City, NY
Have a blast playing BiNGO from the safety & comfort of your home while supporting children & families coping with the trauma of cancer, COVID- 19 and other life-threatening illnesses. Play your BiNGO Card for 5 Fabulous Rounds in the Zoom Party Room. Your card is good to play every round.
Chef Bill's Free Cooking ClassOnline
New York City, NY
Please join us for our FREE, live, fully interactive cooking class. There's always a new topic, from soups and appetizers, to entrees and side dishes, to desserts. Sometimes it's meat or fish based, sometimes it's vegan. Your comments and ideas help create future classes. These classes are unique because they're fully interactive: if you have questions and comments, we'll talk about them. And with two cameras, you see everything that's happening. And these classes really are free. This isn't a thing to get you to sign up for paid classes. Chef Bill, a professional chef, has been doing these free classes since November 2020. Why? Because they're fun. Join us to learn about recipes, techniques, and fun cooking things!
The Metropolitan Opera - Nightly Opera StreamsVirtual
New York City, NY
Seize this unique opportunity to watch opera every night of the week! Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.
The Living Room Comedy Show VIRTUALOnline
New York City, NY
The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn is back. It's still totally clean, it's still free and it's still hilarious. The only difference is this time it is streaming live on Zoom (so actually in your living room). Friday at 8pm (ET)/ 5pm (PT) join us from wherever you are to see some of TV's funniest comedians. You may be quarantined but everyone is invited. No restrictions on audience as we ask the comics to keep their acts clean.
The Living Room Comedy ShowVirtual
The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn is continuing virtually! Hosted by Carrie Gravenson and Aaron Kominos Smith, it's still totally clean, it's still free, and it's still hilarious. The only difference is it is streaming live on Zoom (so actually in your living room). Fridays at 8pm (ET)/ 5pm (PT) join us from wherever you are to see some of TV's funniest comedians. You may be quarantined but everyone is invited. No restrictions on audience as we ask the comics to keep their acts clean.
Online Dance PartyOnline
New York City, NY
This is an inclusive party, and it is FREE. Everyone is welcome and made to feel so. Do you want to party, but don't really feel like going out? Unlimited drinks are on the house, there's no cover charge and you don't have to pay for parking, cabs, or baby sitters. Mostly top hits of the last 20 years and club/dance music, as well as some 90s, 80s, Disco, Rap, Latin, and International tunes. Requests are welcome.