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

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


Saturday, March 31, 2018

  • Houston’s Food Truck Block Party (12:00 pm) – This is a family friendly environment that will feature over 20 of Houston’s most popular food trucks and local vendors (Tickets start at $10).
  • 4th Annual Heads & Tails Crawfish Festival at Grooves of Houston (1:00 pm) – Enjoy succulent boiled crawfish and other foods including boudin, turkey legs, sausage on a stick, funnel cakes, and more. Louisiana’s DJ Mannie Fresh, along will Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers are headlining and join the Texas-based line-up of DJ HI-C, DJ Jack Frost, GT, and DJ Young Streetz (Tickets $10).
  • Project Row Houses Saturday Workshops with Stephanie Green (2:00 pm) – Using a variety of materials in her practice, Stephanie Green creates works reflective of women of color.  These workshops are intended to enhance participants’ creativity through instruction by professional artists using traditional and new media (Free admission).
  • Houston Roller Derby (6:00 pm) – Watch the exciting action as two Houston Roller Derby teams go head-to-head in a match at Revention Music Center (Tickets $15)
  • H-Town Blues Festival (7:00 pm) – Live performances by top blues musicians including TK Soul, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, Pokey Bear, Willie Clayton, Calvin Richardson, Tyree Neal (Tickets start at $55).
  • Rick Ross in Concert (8:30 pm) – Rick Ross performs live at The Arena Theatre (Tickets start at $59.50).

Friday, March 30, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

  • Dy’Lan Ashton in Concert (7:00 pm) – Dy’Lan Ashton on Acoustic Guitar & Vocals playing popular songs in his own style and some of his own original compositions at Fabian’s Latin Flavors (Free admission).
  • Jhene Aiko in Concert (7:00 pm) – Jhene Aiko performs live with opening act Ella Mai (Tickets start at $68).
  • Rebirth Brass Band in Concert (7:00 pm) – Rebirth Brass Band performs live at Warehouse Live (Tickets start at $19).
  • Houston Blogger Meeting (7:00 pm) – The Clydesdales are in town getting ready for the Astros opener, and they want to meet Houston Bloggers! Come out to the monthly meeting hosted at the Budweiser Tasting Room, and take some photos with the world-famous Clydesdales, enjoy refreshments, network with other bloggers, and learn about blogging at the same time (Free admission)
  • Annika Chambers & Andrea Dawson in Concert (9:30 pm) – Enjoy a night of music paying tribute to Aretha Franklin and Etta James by Texas songstresses Andrea Dawson and Annika Chambers at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Tickets $20)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

  • Roaring ’20s Black Carpet Affair (7:00 pm) – Get all dressed up in your flapper dresses and ’20s style suits as The Ensemble Theater hosts the Houston Black Film Festival After Party (Tickets $25).
  • Sketch City Houston Comedy Show (8:00 pm) – Sketch City Houston hosts a comedy show featuring sketches, stand up comedians, live music, and more at The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge (Tickets $10)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

  • Houston Black Film Festival Opening Night (4:00 pm) – Opening night features red carpet screenings of One Bedroom, The Pillowcase, Love by Chance, The Beauty of Freedom, Doorbell, and Anathema. The event runs through March 31, 2018 (Various prices)
  • The Art Party (7:00 pm) – WASH is hosting a late-night art social for young adults to celebrate our annual 2018 41st International Watermedia Exhibition. Enjoy FREE drinks, art, and music (Free admission)

Monday, March 26, 2018

  • Sy Smith in Concert at Warehouse Live (6:00 pm) – Serious Sounds Presents an intimate evening with Sy Smith as she shares her new album “Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete,” talks shop about her 20-year career in music (as a recording artist and as a vocalist who has backed some of the top names in jazz and R&B), and performs an acoustic set. Ticket price includes her new CD which attendees receive upon arrival (Tickets start at $20).


Sunday, March 25, 2018

  • Fifth Annual Kite Festival (10:00 am) – Fly a kite alongside thousands of Houstonians at Hermann Park’s Fifth Annual Kite Festival (Free admission).
  • Bayou City Outdoors Graffiti Art & Bike Ride at Market Square Park (1:00 pm) – Bike around the city on a path specifically chosen to pass by some of Houston’s most impressive displays of street art. End your ride with drinks and Greek food from Niko Niko’s in Market Square Park (Free admission)
  • Rob $tone in Concert (7:00) – Rapper Rob $tone performs at House of Blues (Tickets start at $22).
  • Victor Wooten Trio in Concert (7:00 pm) – Catch Victor Wooten live at Warehouse Live as he tours to support his new album TRYPNOTYX (Tickets start at $19) .

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park (10:00 am) – More than 300 artists from around the country and 19 different disciplines will showcase their art at the Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park (Tickets start at $12).
  • In Bloom Music Festival (11:00 am) – Beck and Incubus headline a lineup of over 50 bands for a festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park (Tickets start at $79).
  • 4th Annual BigAss Crawfish Bash at Gulf Greyhound Park (11:00 am) – This family-friendly crawfish cook-off will feature all-you-can-eat mudbugs, plus live music, rides, vendors, a food court, and Veterans VIP tent (Tickets start at $25)
  • Carpocalypse in The Heights (12:00 pm) – This family and pet-friendly event will feature unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles; live music; vendors; food trucks, beer; and entertainment (Free admission)
  • Black Girls Rock: Social & Mixer (1:00 pm) – Celebrate your success and the success of other women of color at the Rooftop Bar and Grill, in a supportive atmosphere designed to grow self-esteem and positive identity (Tickets start at $20)
  • International Watermedia Exhibit 2018 at Watercolor Art Society (3:00 pm) – Experience stunning paintings from 100 artists as the Watercolor Art Society Houston presents their 41st Annual International Watermedia Exhibit in the Museum District (Free admission).
  • 8th Annual Bayou City Poetry Grand Slam (7:00 pm) – Watch 16 of the fiercest, most well-known poets from across the nation compete to win the title of Bayou City Poetry Slam Champ at the Alley Theatre (Tickets start at $30).

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • Fourth Friday Night Market (6:00 pm) – Fourth Friday Night Market is a monthly outdoor small business event featuring the works of dozens of visual artists and craft vendors. Located in the Historic East End, the market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items (Free admission).
  • Doomsday Wrestling Live (7:00 pm) – Join us for an evening of headlocks and hi-jinks with the wackiest wrestlers that you’ve ever seen at Historic Market Square Park (Free admission).
  • Bria Skonberg in Concert (7:30 pm) – Vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg performs at Jones Hall (Tickets start at $19).
  • Trap Music Night Ride (7:30 pm) – Cruise the city streets on bikes while vibing out to trap music with 3rd Ward Tours (Tickets start at $10).
  • The Pancakes & Booze Art Show (8:00 pm) – Houston’s Premier Underground Art Show featuring over 120 emerging artists, live body painting, live music & DJs, Pancake Bar (Tickets start at $10).

Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • Keels & Wheels Uncorked (7:00 pm) – Held at the Bentley Showroom of Post Oak Motor Cars, this elegant evening of fine wines and exceptional food is presented by six of Houston’s finest restaurants – Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Willie G’s Seafood and Steaks, Grotto Ristorante, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks, and The Post Oak Hotel. Each will be assigned a classic automobile or vintage wooden boat to draw inspiration from, pairing a specific wine alongside an hors-d’oeuvre. Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit Today’s Harbor for Children, formerly Boys & Girls Harbor (Tickets start at $75).
  • Jeezy in Concert (7:00 pm) – Rapper Jeezy brings his Cold Summer Tour to House of Blues (Tickets start at $49.50)
  • Purple Rain Movie Party (7:30 pm) – Experience an interactive screening of Prince’s classic film, Purple Rain at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park ($12.99)
  • Eighth Day of the Week – Opening night (7:30 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).
  • The Exonerated (7:30 pm) – Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and public records, this play is based on the true stories of six criminally convicted men and women wrongly sentenced to death (Tickets start at $22)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Selena Tribute Show (8:00 pm) – Singer and impersonator Cristina Amaro performs as the Queen of Tejano music, Selena at Fabian’s Latin Flavors (Free admission).
  • Talib Kweli in Concert (8:30 pm) – Talib Kweli started his career as one half of the distinguished hip-hop duo, Black Star, with Mos Def. As a solo artist, Kweli’s conscious songwriting and flow helped him to become legendary in the hip-hop community. He will bring his Radio Silence Tour to Warehouse Live (Tickets start at $25).

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • Heights Comedy Showcase (8:00 pm) – Hosted by Danny Rios and Steven Kendrick, this comedy showcase and open mic is a fun event for comedy lovers (Free admission)

Monday, March 19, 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, March 18, 2018

  • Project Prom Dress Drive (1:00 pm) – Project Prom supports students identified through the Homeless Education Program. Stop by to donate new or gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories. Donations of gift cards and cash will also be accepted.
  • Ill Movement Session (2:00 pm) – ILL TRIBE Hip Hop Dance Crew is filling Midtown Park with movement and music (Free admission)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • 29th Annual Auto Swap Meet (8:00 am) –  There will be hundreds of swap meet dealers on hand with over one million car parts and accessories, plus all types of classic and antique cars and trucks on display and for sale. You’ll find tires, wheels, grills and unbelievable automobile deals (Event is free, but parking is $4.00  per vehicle).
  • TSU Relays (10:00 am) – Texas Southern’s 67th Annual Track and Field Event (Free admission)
  • Project Dance Houston (11:00 am) – Outdoor dance concert featuring various styles such as jazz, modern, ballet, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics, lyrical, ballroom, and swing (Free admission)
  • Grupo Niche (7:00 pm) – Grupo Niche performs live at House of Blues (Tickets start at $42.50)

Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Un-Cross Talk: Jazz & Bluegrass Slip ‘n Slide Houston Style (7:00 pm) – Jacqui Sutton is proud to present “Un-Cross Talk,” an evening of original Frontier Jazz compositions. “Un-Cross Talk” is a semi-theatrical, multi-media immersive musical experience that seeks to make urban and rural America talk “with” one another, instead of “across” from each other ($20).
  • TRAP Karaoke: Houston (8:00 pm) – Test out your karaoke talent at Warehouse Live with this special Trap edition (Tickets start at $20).

Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Houston Unfiltered: Candid Conversations Over Coffee (8:00 am) – This frank discussion is intended to build a community of entrepreneurs, investors, and techies interested in supporting and learning from one another — without filters, self-editing or judgement. Each monthly morning meetup will feature a local leader who has ventured down the startup path and will open up about their lessons learned, how they failed forward, won big, faced tough decisions, and everything in between (Free admission).
  • Jawad at Vintage Park (6:00 pm) – Jawad is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, poet and oral interpreter. Jawad’s original songs are refreshing, clean and mellow
  • Thursday Night Live Downtown with Bradley Basker (7:00 pm) – Musician Bradley Basker will perform at Fabian’s Latin Flavors (Free admission)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Houston All-Stars of Comedy (8:00 pm) – Houston Improv and Sol-Caritas presents Houston’s All-Stars of Comedy show (Tickets start at $20).

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • Greater Houston Black Chamber 2nd Tuesday Luncheon (11:30 am) – In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Ruth Simmons, President of Prairie View A&M University, will deliver a talk, “Achieving Excellence” ($15 for members, $25 for non-members).
  • La Tribu Cubana (8:00 pm) – Come UnWine-d with your favorite Cuban band! La Tribu Cubana brings the music of Santiago de Cuba to Houston’s Third Ward (Free admission)

Monday, March 12, 2018



Sunday, March 11, 2018

  • Crawfish Cook-Off (1:00 pm) – Teams from local restaurants will compete to serve you their best crawfish, while you enjoy live music by Pecos Hank Schyma and Bayou City Funk and beer from Saint Arnold’s (Free admission).
  • International Watermedia Exhibit 2018 at Watercolor Art Society (2:00 pm) – Experience stunning paintings from 100 artists as the Watercolor Art Society Houston presents their 41st Annual International Watermedia Exhibit in the Museum District (Free admission).

Saturday, March 10, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Neighborhood Fantasies at Project Row Houses (4:00 pm) – Neighborhood Fantasies is an art exhibition that integrates the spirit of an emerging art photographer Evan Coleman with the work of Project Row Houses founding artist Jesse Lott (Free admission).
  • Dope: The Headphone Experience (9:00 pm) – The Headphone Experience is a silent party, art exhibition, and live concert performance at Lion’s Heart Studios. Party-goers will hear their performances on their own personal headsets and be able to toggle between DJs with the flip of a switch. The Afro-futuristic cosmic hip-hop group Radio Galaxy, will perform live. The art exhibit will be curated by HSPVA alumni Robert Hodge and includes the artists: Blake Bean, Dominic Clay, Kimmiski Adams, Lamonte French and Farrah Smith. (Tickets start at $25)

Friday, March 9, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Margin and Center at Houston Center for Photography (5:30 pm) – Margin and Center brings together several artists from around the world whose work explores the edges of identities, geographies, disciplines and ideas, and identifies—through various modes of seeing—physically, psychologically and culturally constructed separations that determine where we are supposed to go and who we are supposed to be.
  • FotoFest 2018 Biennial: Grand Opening at Silver Street Studios (8:00 pm) – The FotoFest Biennial is dedicated to India and it’s contemporary photographic and new media art, showcasing the work of 47 leading and emerging artists from the country and its global diaspora (Free admission).

Thursday, March 8, 2018

  • Cultured Cocktails with Art League (5:00 pm) – HoustonFresh Art hosts their Cultured Cocktails happy hour where a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Art League art gallery (Free admission)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

  • H-Town Collective in Concert (7:00 pm) – H-Town Collective will be playing a variety of Jazz, Funk, Blues, and Rock at Sambuca (Free admission)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

  • Jackie Venson in Concert (7:30 pm) – Jackie Venson brings her style of soul, blues, and rock to McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Tickets start at $20)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire in Concert (8:00 pm) – The legendary soul and funk band will perform at Smart Financial Centre (Tickets start at $50)

Monday, March 5, 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, March 4, 2018

  • Soul Sunday Brunch Day Party (10:00 am) – Don’t miss the best day party in Houston. Enjoy a laid-back environment with good music and cool people at Buy the Glass Wine Bar & Lounge (Tickets start at $15).
  • Super Soulful Sundays (12:00 pm) –  St. John’s Downtown and Immerse: Urban Studies Project is partnering with ImagiNoir to continue a provocative series of conversations on religion, faith, and contemporary life, as it relates to education in the black community. This week’s topic is Negotiating Race and Inequity in Our Schools (Free admission).
  • AIDS Walk Houston 2018 & “Rock the Walk” Concert with Paul Wall, Bun B & Los Skarnales (1:00 pm) – Come out to Sam Houston Park to support HIV programs in the community at a non-competitive 5k followed by the “Rock the Walk” concert and finish line party. Starting at 2 pm, you’ll hear music from Houston-based rappers Bun B and Paul Wall, genre-crossing band Los Skarnales, and DJ Gracie Chavez (Free admission)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

  • March for Black Women (10:00 am) – March to celebrate and empower Black Women across this region (Free admission)
  • Chalk on the Block (10:00 am) – Experience local artists creating pavement art on the sidewalks around Bagby Park (Free admission).
  • Annual Crawfish Festival in The Heights (10:30 am) – Bring your friends and family to the Annual Crawfish Festival in The Heights and enjoy a parade, vendors, live music, art, and of course, mudbugs (Free admission).
  • 2nd Annual Houston Alumni Greek Show (7:00 pm) – The Divine 9 Charitable Foundation & NPHC of Houston Presents the 2nd Annual Houston Alumni Greek Show featuring step teams from ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC, ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC, KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC, OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC, DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC, PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC, ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC, SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC, IOTA PHI THETA FRATERNITY ($20)
  • An Evening Of Soul with Patti Labelle, Kem & Chrisette Michele (8:00 pm) – Live in concert Patti Labelle, Kem, and Chrisette Michele at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Do not miss this night of amazing voices on one stage (Tickets start at $59.50).
  • La Tribu Cubana (9:00 pm) – Cafeza presents La Tribu Cubana, bringing the music of Santiago de Cuba to the First Ward! Percussionist Charlie Perez leads this trio with Odelkis Ortiz on tres/lead vocals and José Joaquin Alayo Mulén on bass (Free admission).

Friday, March 2, 2018

  • 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. This month, we are partnering with WithinREACH to raise money to sponsor scholars on a service trip to Costa Rica (Free admission).
  • Houston Rodeo: Leon Bridges in Concert (6:45 pm) – With roots in soul music, Bridges’ album, “Coming Home,” expresses odes to the great soul singers of the 1950s and 60s with the chart-topping hits “Coming Home” and “River.” (Tickets start at $18).
  • Blink The Movie Red Carpet Premier (7:30 pm) – Join Award Winning Film Producer Courtney Glaude, cast members, local celebrities, media and Community Leaders for a Hollywood Red Carpet Experience as we Premiere The Movie Blink First Hand (Red Carpet Experience is free; however, you must pay regular admission price for your movie ticket).
  • WRITERS BLOCK | A Poetry & Wine Experience (8:00 pm) – Join Buy the Glass Wine Bar & Lounge for the first installment of WRITERS BLOCK – an urban poetry & wine experience ($15).
  • George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic in Concert (8:00 pm) – The “Prime Minister of Funk” and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, George Clinton, makes an appearance with Parliament-Funkadelic. You don’t want to miss this show at the House of Blues (Tickets start at $30).
  • The Its Just Rap Show (8:00 pm) – The It’s Just Rap Show is a platform giving independent artists a chance to showcase their art. This show, at Warehouse Live, will feature Performances by Goon Vibez, Hallie Lord, Tony Castro, Jey Meriwether, Coco Chanel and Cle Che’ (Tickets start at $10)
  • Keyshia Cole & Stokley in Concert (8:30 pm) – Catch singer Keyshia Cole along with Stokley from Mint Condition at the Arena Theatre (Tickets start at $39.50)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • Vibrations & Libations Mixer: The Science of Love (6:00 pm) – The Health Museum hosts a free mixer and celebration, celebrating the launch of Pheramor’s new app and the museum’s sensory, interactive BioRhythm: Music and the Body exhibit. Attendees will be the first to download and use the Pheramor. Guests can get swabbed and find their scientific matches, explore the science of music and love, and enjoy complimentary food, music, and cocktails (Free admission).
  • Bayou City Music Series: Bun B in Concert (6:30 pm) – Acclaimed Houston rapper Bun B headlines the Bayou City Music Series kickoff at Discovery Green with opening performances by the HSPVA Jazz Ensemble, Milton Hopkins, B.B. King’s bandleader; and Jewel Brown (Free admission).
  • Kongo Square Houston African Full Moon Drumming (7:00 pm) – Bring drums and instruments, candles, and prayers written on paper for the release of unwanted things in your life. We will meditate, drum and manifest (Donations accepted).

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