Things to do In Houston

Things to Do in Houston – August 2019

Looking for things to do in Houston in August? Here is a hand-picked list of events and activities that you will enjoy. Do you have an upcoming event, class, seminar, festival, or concert to share with Houstonians? Click HERE to submit it to Mocha Man Style’s Things to Do in Houston Calendar.

All Month Long

    • Houston Restaurant Weeks – Enjoy a month of charity and prix fixe menus from more than 250 participating restaurants around town. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for America’s largest food bank, the Houston Food Bank. Menus are set at $20 for lunches and brunches; $35 or $45 for dinners. Click here for a detailed list of participating restaurants and more information.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

  • Gucci Mane Pool Party (2:00 pm) – Join hip-hop star, Gucci Mane, for a live performance and pool party at Clé Houston. Tickets $30.

Friday, August 30, 2019

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Music on the Plaza (6:00 pm) – Meet up at The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza and enjoy spoken-word poetry by poet Zachary Caballero. Don’t miss the live music by Handsomebeast, performing from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • Tessa Violet in Concert (7:00 pm) – Tessa Violet performs live at White Oak Music Hall with Upsahl. Tickets start at $15.

Monday, August 26, 2019

  • Open Mic at the Duck (7:00 pm) -This popular open mic McGonigel’s Mucky Duck features musicians, comedians, poets, and other performers. Sit back and watch the show or sign up to perform. Free admission.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

  • 26th Annual Theater District Open House (12:00 pm) – This annual event signifies the start of the fall performing arts season. Open House features free behind-the-scenes experiences, performance previews and interactive activities, as well as special ticket, and subscription, offers. Sing along to show tunes with Broadway at the Hobby Center, experience creative movement classes with Houston Ballet, and don’t miss the free concert from the Houston Symphony at 4 pm. Enjoy live performances by High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) music ensembles, percussion workshops by Nameless Sound, makeup and costume demonstrations by Magpies & Peacocks, a unique visual art project by artist Joan Dodd, and interactive art experiences by Young Audiences of Houston. Free admission.
  • George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic in Concert (7:00 pm) – Legendary funkster, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic perform live at Revention Music Center for the “Farewell Tour.” The lineup includes Galactic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, and Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf. Tickets start at $22.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

  • Hot Rods and Harleys Car and Bike Show (9:00 am) – Join Republic Harley-Davidson for the Hot Rods and Harleys Car and Bike show. Free admission.
  • Battle Grounds Truck & Jeep Show (4:00 pm) – See the lastest custom Jeeps and trucks at NRG Center. This event is part of the Dub Show Tour. Tickets start at $15.
  • Guy Torry Live (7:00 pm) – Comedian Guy Torry performs live standup at The Improv. Tickets start at $20.
  • Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. presents White Guy on the Bus (8:00 pm) – In this play, A wealthy white businessman befriends a struggling black mother on a city bus and challenges her integrity. Just how far will each go to claim their power? Tickets $25.
  • Formosa Circus Art at Miller Outdoor Theatre (8:00 pm) – With dance, acrobatics, and martial arts complemented with flags, glass orbs, and lanterns this family-friendly show has something for everyone. Free admission.
  • Paul Wall in Concert (9:00 pm) – Houston’s own hip-hop star, Paul Wall, performs live at Sout Bar. Tickets start at $25.

Friday, August 23, 2019

  • 5th Annual Vox Local Arts Mixer (6:15 pm) – This fun and diverse arts mixer will feature barbecue, a seafood boil, and French pastries created by local chefs while celebrating both established and new and fast-rising names in the Houston arts scene. The mixer allows Houstonians to engage with painters, photographers, poets, dancers, jewelry makers, and more. Tickets $5.
  • Lucille’s 7-Year Anniversary Party (7:00 pm) – Lucille’s restaurant celebrates 7 years with a blowout patio party. There will be food, cocktails, a live Prince Covers from Antonio Eye, and a complimentary champagne toast. Free admission.
  • Nelly, TLC, and Flo Rida in Concert at Cynthia Woods Pavilion (7:oo pm) – The Billboard chart-topping hitmakers will join forces to bring a show like no other to The Pavilion’s Main Stage this summer. Fans can expect an incredible, non-stop party with each artist delivering hit after hit all night long. Tickets start at
  • Guy Torry Live (7:30 pm) – Comedian Guy Torry performs live standup at The Improv. Tickets start at $20.
  • Formosa Circus Art at Miller Outdoor Theatre (8:00 pm) – With dance, acrobatics, and martial arts complemented with flags, glass orbs, and lanterns this family-friendly show has something for everyone. Free admission.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

  • Lawn Party at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (6:00 pm) – Join the Patron Circle for an evening of summery treats, live music, and special access to CAMH exhibitions. Party guests who join the Patron Circle during the event will receive a special discounted membership price, a free CAMH exhibition catalog, and CAMH tote. Free admission.
  • Flynt Flossy And Turquoise Jeep (7:00 pm) – Flynt Flossy And Turquoise Jeep perform live at White Oak Music Hall with Tia Gold. Tickets start at $14.
  • Guy Torry Live (8:00 pm) – Comedian Guy Torry performs live standup at The Improv. Tickets start at $20.
  • Lunar Rae in Concert (8:30 pm) – Dallas-based singer-songwriter performs live at The Rustic as a part of Women In Music month. Free admission.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

  • Jazz Wednesdays at Axelrad (7:00 pm) – Enjoy various styles of live jazz music each Wednesday at Axelrad. Free admission.
  • Brown Sugar Movie Screening at Rooftop Cinema Club (8:30 pm) – Rooftop Cinema is located on the rooftop of BLVD Place, an amazing spot to sit back and enjoy movies on the big screen under the stars. Brown Sugar is a tale of two childhood friends, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive, who stumble into romantic territory. Tickets start at $17.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • Summer Blooms at Memorial Park Conservancy (7:30 pm) – Join the Memorial Park Conservancy for an hour-long walk highlighting some of the stunning flowers that bloom during the hottest time of year. Free admission.

Monday, August 19, 2019

  • Open Mic at the Duck (7:00 pm) -This popular open mic McGonigel’s Mucky Duck features musicians, comedians, poets, and other performers. Sit back and watch the show or sign up to perform. Free admission.Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Gospel Brunch at House of Blues (1:30 pm) – Enjoy delicious food while listening to local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. $42 per person.
  • The ’90s Day Party (3:00 pm) – Dress in your 90s attire and dance to your favorite 90s jams at Belvedere Uptown Park. Tickets $10.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

    • Halo Outpost Discovery (10:00 am) – Halo fans, don’t miss this event. You can take part in competitive Halo VR, laser tag, a target range, pelican training, a hall of history, and a Halo ring. Tickets start at $60.
    • Lil Baby in Concert (2:00 pm) – Lounge by the pool while enjoying live music from rapper and singer, Lil Baby at Clé Houston in Midtown. Tickets $30.
    • WWE Live Super Show (7:30 pm) – Watch the WWE Superstars do battle at the Toyota Center. Tickets start at $20.
    • Sugar Land Superstar Finale (7:30 pm) – Sugar Land Town Square hosts the 14th annual vocal showdown, Sugar Land’s American Idol-like competition. Free admission.
    • Mingus Big Band in Concert (8:30 pm) – The Grammy Award-winning Mingus Big Band performs the music of legendary composer/bassist Charles Mingus at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Free admission.

Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Camellia Studios Grand Opening (5:00 pm) – You are cordially invited to attend the grand opening ceremony to commemorate the opening of our new wellness studio and training facility in the heart of Houston’s Historic Third Ward. Come celebrate with us and enjoy touring the facility, free giveaways, light bites, drinks and the opportunity to learn about the amazing services we offer. Free admission.
  • All About That Bubbly at The Houston Zoo (6:00 pm) – Enjoy the Zoo after Dark as it stays open late for a bubbly-filled party. Activities include a live ice carving show, photo booth fun, lawn games, and the opportunity to see animals up-close. Tickets start at $35 and includes a free drink.
  • Opening Reception of Nari Ward: We the People at CAMH (6:30 pm) – CAMH hosts an opening reception for Nari Ward: We the People, an exhibition of sculptures and installations created through the accumulation of staggering amounts of humble materials that are repurposed in surprising ways. Free admission.
  • Solo Art Exhibition, “ME” (7:00 pm) – NFL veteran and former Houston Texans Linebacker Joshua Keyes, also known as Joshua Caleb presents his first solo art show in Houston, TX: “Me”- an observational commentary of society and success. 18% of all the proceeds will benefit The Houston Boys & Girls Club. Tickets $36.
  • Reggae Night Light Bike Ride (7:30 pm) – We invite the City of Houston to come experience Reggae | Night Light Bike Ride as we cruise the city streets while vibing to some of the hottest reggae artists out now, old and new. Tickets start at $11.
  • D.L. Hughley at Houston Improv (7:30 pm) – One of the original “Kings of Comedy”, D.L. Hughley will take the mic for a weekend at the Improv. Tickets start at $40.
  • Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project at Miller Outdoor Theatre (8:30 pm) – Experience a free performance of Jeremy McQueen’s award-winning choreography during the Black Iris Project, which features classical and contemporary ballet and celebrates Black history. Free admission.
  • The Capone Chapa Chacon Trio (9:00 pm) – Cafeza is proud to present the Capone Chapa Chacon Trio! Salvador Velasco – AKA Sal Capone – is a multi-versed musician born in Mexico raised in Houston Texas. Tickets $0 – $5.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • SBA Mentor Matchmaking Event (8:00 am) – Aspiring and current business owners will meet one-on-one with mentors and advisors from SCORE, SBDC (Small Business Developments Center), and the WBC (Women’s Business Center) in 20-minute sessions. Find out how these organizations can help with your business plan, financials, marketing, legal, or any other general business advice! This event provides the stepping stone to building a continuing relationship with a mentor and a pathway to more entrepreneurial training and resources. Free admission.
  • Writers Lunch: The Mechanics of Writing Dark Humor (1:00 pm) – Writer Obi Umeozor will lead this mini-workshop and examine how authors can crack jokes in their books and short stories without cheapening the drama or lowering the stakes and losing the reader’s attention. Free admission.
  • Art After Dark (6:00 pm) – Hosted By Poet Goddess Fe and Comedian Kaye, this event features comedy, music, and poetry. Free admission.
  • Adrian Michael at Vintage Park (7:00 pm) – Adrian Michael is a talented, singer and songwriter who has been seen on American Idol and sang the national anthem for the NBA Western Conference Finals. Come listen to his fabulous acoustic covers of some of today’s top 40 hits. Free admission.
  • MINDFUL: Art Exhibit & Performances on Mental Health (7:30 pm) – A creative exhibit that openly discusses and addresses mental health issues through art, music, and dance. Admission $5.
  • Cafeza Sessions (8:00 pm) – Cafeza Sessions is an intimate event that features upcoming singer-songwriters in the city of Houston and the surrounding region. This week’s line-up for this Cafeza Sessions will be RA RA and The Racoon Gang. Tickets $0 – $80.
  • Zydeco Thursday at Dolce Ultra Lounge & Bistro (8:00 pm) – Get ready to dance as Step Rideau and The Zydeco Outlaws take the stage at Dolce Ultra Lounge & Bistro. Free admission.