Things to Do in Houston – April 2018 - Mocha Man Style
Things to Do in Houston – April 2018

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Looking for things to do in Houston in April? Here is a hand-picked list of events and activities that you will enjoy.


Monday, April 30, 2017

  • The Original Monday Night Jazz Jam at Café 4212 (8:00 pm) – Cafe 4212 hosts this weekly jazz jam session featuring spirited and brassy New Orleans-style jazz. A weekly institution since 1953, it’s the longest-running jazz music series in Texas (Free admission).

Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • 3rd Annual International Business Mixer (1:00 pm) – Enjoy complimentary food and beverages while you network among Houston’s premier professionals, small business owners and international visitors attending the Offshore Technology Conference (Tickets start at $25).
  • 2018 Men of Style Luncheon (1:00 pm) – The Men of Style honorees are professional and civic-minded men who are being recognized for their fashion savvy and contribution to the community. They will be honored at the 19th Annual Let the Fashions Begin Men of Style Luncheon. “Let The Fashions Begin” is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the Texas Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Center (Tickets start at $250)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

  • Lounge on the Lawn at Midtown Park (10:00 am) – Lounge on the Lawn will feature diverse cuisine, live entertainment, and family-friendly fun. There will be live performances by the Ensemble Theatre, MET dance Company, Houston Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton, and Main Street Theater (Free admission).
  • 3rd Annual Traders Village Houston Comicon (10:00 am) – Comic Book fans, don’t miss out on this fun comic book event (Free admission. Parking $4.00)
  • Black Restaurant Week Soundbites Food Truck Park (12:00 pm) – Come experience the second annual Black Owned Food truck park. Featuring Fun, Food trucks and Live Music by some of Houston’s hottest DJs (Tickets $10).
  • Trap Wine Fest (3:00 pm) – Come find your new favorite bottle of wine while listening to your favorite trap songs and eating bites from H-Towns favorite chefs. Ticket Includes: Admission, Souvenir Wine Glass, and 4 Complimentary Samples (Tickets $20).
  • Sawyer Yards Spring Biannual Art Stroll (4:00 pm) – Enjoy this rare opportunity to view and shop thousands of pieces of art from more than 300 Houston artists. Explore the campus’ five studio buildings including Sabine Street Studios, Silver Street, Spring Street Studios, Summer Street Studios, The Silos at Sawyer and Winter Street Studios (Free admission).

Friday, April 27, 2018

  • “12 Months to a Better YOU!” Book Signing and Networking Event (6:00 pm) – Visit The Gite Gallery for a networking and book signing event with Dr. Conte Terrell. Dr. Terrell will present her new book, “12 Months to a Better YOU!” Saxophonist Theresa Grayson will also perform during the event. A portion of the proceeds will help us to continue to offer FREE services at Fresh Spirit Wellness for Women, benefiting survivors of Domestic violence (Free admission).
  • Ensemble Dance Works (7:30 pm) – Under the direction of Teresa Chapman, the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts School of Theatre & Dance presents Ensemble Dance Works, an evening of contemporary choreography by several of Houston’s best choreographers (Tickets start at $10).
  • Fashion Show: Liquid at Private Eye (9:00 pm) – Experience a runway presentation from local fashion designer André Redou (Free admission).

Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • 42nd Education Achievement Awards & Scholarship Breakfast (7:30 am) – Several local high school graduating seniors will be honored at the GHBC and GHBC Foundation’s annual scholarship breakfast. Marvin Pierre, Director of Programs, 8 Million Stories, will present the keynote address (Tickets $20).
  • Freedom Train: A Celebration of Black History (11:00 am) – Freedom Train: A Celebration of Black History at Miller Outdoor Theatre (Free admission).
  • Da Camera JAM Concert (6:30 pm) – Mwenso & the Shakes perform live at Discovery Green (Free admission).
  • Small Ball the Musical (7:30 pm) – SMALL BALL, is a musical comedy with book and lyrics by Catastrophic Theatre favorite Mickle Maher and original music by Merel Van Dijk and Anthony Barilla. SMALL BALL was commissioned by Daryl Morey, General Manager of the Houston Rockets, a Catastrophic Theatre board member, and a lifelong musical theatre lover. Show runs through Sunday, May 13th (Tickets start at $10).
  • Joey Bada$$ in Concert (8:00 pm) –  Hip-hop artist, Joey Bada$$, performs live at Warehouse Live (Tickets start at $25).

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • Sketch City Houston Comedy Night (7:30 pm) – Sketch City Houston presents a comedy show that features open mic comedy, sketches, music and more at the Alley Kat Bar & Lounge (Tickets $10).
  • Poetry or Die Presents – Lover’s Lane (8:00 pm) – Performance artist, MidasTouch takes the stage for the Sol-Poetry / Poetry or Die event “Lover’s Lane.” This will be a poetry show with a Love, Pain and love conquers all theme.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

  • The Original Monday Night Jazz Jam at Café 4212 (8:00 pm) – Cafe 4212 hosts this weekly jazz jam session featuring spirited and brassy New Orleans-style jazz. A weekly institution since 1953, it’s the longest-running jazz music series in Texas (Free admission).




Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • 51st Annual WorldFest-Houston – With more than 1,000 directors attending from 74 nations, dedicated indie film fans can discover rising cinematic talents of tomorrow as WorldFest presents top winners in Indie Short and Feature Films (Tickets start at $100 for festival. Individual film tickets available).

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • Da Camera JAM Concert (6:30 pm) – Raquel Cepeda with opener Jose-Miguel Yamal perform live at Discovery Green (Free admission)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • Chromeo in Concert (7:00 pm) – Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo performs live at House of Blues (Tickets start at $33).

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • Circus Arts at Discovery Green (6:00 pm) – Circus Arts is a class that consists of ground arts and ground acrobatics such as contortion/flexibility, low tight wire, partner acrobatics, juggling, and hand balancing (Free admission).

Monday, April 16, 2018

  • The Original Monday Night Jazz Jam at Café 4212 (8:00 pm) – Cafe 4212 hosts this weekly jazz jam session featuring spirited and brassy New Orleans-style jazz. A weekly institution since 1953, it’s the longest-running jazz music series in Texas (Free admission).



Sunday, April 15, 2018

  • Discovery Green 10th Birthday Bash (12:00 pm) –  This birthday bash will feature entertainment spectacles, cultural performances, live music, games and more (Free admission).

Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • 31st Annual Art Car Parade (2:00 pm) – Feast your eyes on the most outlandish, colorful, and creative cars you can imagine as they cruise down the streets of Houston during the world’s largest art car parade (Free admission).

Friday, April 13, 2018

  • The James Hunter Six in Concert (7:00 pm) – English R&B musician and soul singer James Hunter and his band perform live at The Heights Theatre (Tickets start at $22).
  • The Legendary Art Car Ball 2018 (7:00 pm) – Wear your wildest costume, strut your stuff, and enjoy live entertainment from Golden Dawn Arkestra, Free Radicals Street Band, and more at the Legendary Art Car Ball at Hermann Square (Tickets start at $30)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • Art Car Sneak Peek at Discovery Green (6:00 pm) – Catch a glimpse of the craziest decorated cars as The Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts and Discovery Green host an evening of outdoor fun, entertainment, food, live music, and of course, art cars (Free admission)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  • Photography Series Workshop (6:30 pm) – Learn the basics of photography with emphasis on portraiture, color, contemplation, and composition at Finca Tres Robles. Bring your camera, cell phone, point and shoot, DSLR, holga, instax or any other way you take pictures (Admission $175)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

  • The Moth “Caught” (6:30 pm) – Listen to (or prepare your own) five-minute stories about people finding themselves in sticky situations (Tickets $10).
  • 16th Annual Houston Press Menu of Menus® Extravaganza (7:00 pm) – The Menu of Menus Extravaganza, is one of Houston’s largest food & wine events featuring over 40 area restaurants alongside wine, beer, and spirit sampling (Tickets start at $55).

Monday, April 9, 2018

  • Domecoming (4:00 pm) – Dome anniversary party sponsored by the Astrodome Conservancy with a mixer and a final chance to see the interior of the Eighth Wonder of the World before renovations begin (Tickets vary).
  • Jazz Jam in the First Ward (8:00 pm) – Cafeza presents journeyman Latin jazz percussionist Charlie Perez and friends for a weekly Jazz Jam in Houston’s Historic First Ward Arts District (Free admission)



Sunday, April 8, 2018

  • Screwston Sunday 2nd Annual Block Party (2:00 pm) – Help celebrate the world that DJ Screw built at the Screwston Sunday 2nd Annual Block Party! Screwston Records and local rapper Doughbeezy, founder of the 2017 Houston Rap Battle, will be hosting the block party. The block party will showcase the local art scene as muralist skeez181 and Input/Output will be painting and projecting during the event (Free admission)
  • Eighth Day of the Week (3:00 pm) – This play explores the struggles and triumphs of an African American family as they learn to deal with their mother’s memory loss. Eighth Day of the Week runs through April 15, 2018 (Tickets start at $30).

Saturday, April 7, 208

  • Health Fest Houston 2018 (10:00 am) – This fest features local chefs, athletes, nutrition, wellness, green & Eco products, lifestyle and fitness experts (Free admission).
  • Houston Zydeco Fest (1:00 pm) – The Houston Zydeco Fest is a one-day festival showcasing Zydeco music from Texas and Louisiana. Your day will be filled with amazing music, tasty food, and great fun (Tickets $20)
  • Je’Caryous Johnson presents “Set It Off” (3:00 pm & 8:00 pm) – Gritty bank heist drama Set It Off comes blasting onto the stage when playwright-director Je’Caryous Johnson puts his twist on the mid-’90s cinematic hit (Tickets start at $60)
  • Platinum Comedy Tour (7:00 pm) – Comedians Mike Epps, Tommy Davidson, and Michael Blackson perform live at NRG Arena (Tickets start at $52).

Friday, April 6, 2017

  • First Friday Happy Hour at The Gite Gallery (5:00 pm) – Network with Houston’s top professionals while enjoying the collection of original fine art by African and Cuban artists. There will be FREE champagne and light bites (Free admission).
  • Viva Frida!: XIII Annual Frida Festival (5:00 pm) – East End Studio Gallery and The Greater East End Management District present Viva Frida! XIII Annual Frida Festival on the Esplanade. Come celebrate the life and legacy of one of Latin America’s most important artists. Expect local artists, vendors, food booths, food trucks, and more (Free admission).
  • The Legendary Art Car Ball 2018 (7:00 pm) – Wear your wildest costume and enjoy live entertainment from Golden Dawn Arkestra, Free Radicals Street Band, and more at the Legendary Art Car Ball at Hermann Square (Tickets $30).
  • The James Hunter Six in Concert (7:00 pm) – English R&B musician and soul singer James Hunter and his band perform live at The Heights Theatre (Tickets start at $22)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • MECUM Auctions (8:00 am) – Bid on your pick of more than 1,000 classic, muscle, collector, and exotic cars during the MECUM Auction at NRG Park. The event runs through Saturday, April 7th (Tickets $20)
  • Da Camera JAM Concert (6:30 pm) – Students from the storied HSPVA Jazz Department open the 2018 JAM series at Discovery Green. Vocalist Jacqui Sutton with the Frontier Jazz Orchestra performs new compositions fro her recent debut of “Un-Cross Talk.” (Free admission).
  • Tank and The Bangas in Concert (8:00 pm) – New Orleans band Tank and The Bangas perform live at White Oak Music Hall (Tickets start at $16)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  • Smooky MarGielaaa in Concert (8:00 pm) – 15-year old rapper Smooky MarGielaaa performs live at White Oak Music Hall (Tickets start at $15)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

  • Open Mic at Axelrad (7:00 pm) – Axelrad and Wonky Power Records host an open mic night for comedy, acoustic music, and poetry (Free admission).

Monday, April 2, 2018

  • Houston Astros Opening Day Street Fest (1:00 pm) – Come help your reigning World Series Champs start their 2018 season with live music from The Emotions, games, local food trucks and more. A game ticket is required for entry (Prices vary).



Sunday, April 1, 2018 – Happy Easter

  • Blues Brunch with Annette Metoyer & The Guys (11:30 am) – Enjoy live blues and brunch at Danton’s (Free admission)
  • Eighth Day of the Week (3:00 pm) – This play explores the struggles and triumphs of an African American family as they learn to deal with their mother’s memory loss. Eighth Day of the Week runs through April 15, 2018 (Tickets start at $30).
  • Ty Dolla $ign in Concert (8:00 pm) – Ty Dolla $ign performs live at House of Blues (Tickets start at $25)

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