Brad Paisley takes the stage as Rodeo Houston winds down this weekend | Courtesy of the artist

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with the 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, from Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Every weekend, Houston has plenty of happenings to be found around town — but which ones are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of outings?

We’ve whittled down our extensive Weekend Guide to offer you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.

Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all of our weekend picks with the 365 Houston Weekend Guide, or comb through our Calendar for even more events, activities, and things to do this weekend.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: March 18 to 20, 2022

  • Comedian David A. Arnold at Houston Improv | Daily – For three nights at the Improv, comedian David A. Arnold brings more than 20 years of stand-up experience to the stage for a night of high hilarity. Tickets are sold by the table; $ 40 for 2. Times vary.
  • Broadway Across America presents Hamilton at Hobby Center | Daily | Final Weekend – Catch one of the final performances of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega-hit. With a score that blends rap, hip-hop, soul and musical theater standards, this story of Alexander Hamilton is one of an immigrant’s struggle to make it in a new land. A show with energy, power and a multiracial cast, it’s an experience not to be missed. $ 69 and up, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats on the online resale market. Showtimes vary.
  • Orange Show After Dark: Robocop 2 & I Come in Peace Movie Screenings at the Orange Show | Friday, March 18 – The iconic Houston space near Gulfgate hosts a double feature screening of two 1990 films shot in Downtown Houston and filled with spectacular explosions and special effects. Members of the films’ effects crew will also be on hand to share behind-the-scenes tales. $ 5. 8pm.
  • RodeoHouston: Marshmello at NRG Stadium | Friday, March 18 – One of the most successful EDM DJs and producers, Marshmello kicks off the final days of the Rodeo with a set that is sure to get bodies rocking. $ 20 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8:45 pm.
The Orange Show hosts a double feature movie screening this weekend | Photo: Nick de la Torre, courtesy of The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
  • 2022 Houston Modern Home Tour at Multiple Locations | Saturday, March 19 – Take a tour of several homes in Houston that express cutting-edge modern design. $ 40; $ 15 for ages 10 to 17; ages 9 and under are not permitted. 10am to 4pm.
  • Barrel Fest 2022 at B-52 Brewery | Saturday, March 19 – The Conroe brewery kicks off their fifth annual Barrel Fest, featuring access to a limited selection of 50+ unique, barrel-aged beers at one of the brewery’s most anticipated tasting events of the year. $ 15 includes a 4oz. pour; $ 40 for 10 4 oz. pours. Noon is 8pm.
  • Texas Holi Fest at Railway Heights Market | Saturday, March 19 – The expansive food hall off Washington Avenue hosts a Festival of Colors event with Indo-Pak street foods, live music, Bollywood dancing, a dohl player, henna artists, and more. Swing by to pick up your color packets, available for purchase on site. $ 10 in advance; $ 15 at the door. 2pm to 10pm.
  • 3rd Annual Jollof Wars at Amahle Bar & Lounge | Saturday, March 19 – Help settle a heated debate when the bar and lounge near Downtown hosts a competition to find the best version of jollof rice, featuring recipes from Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. $ 15 gets you unlimited jollof; $ 25 includes assorted meats, with other ticketing options available. 3pm to 8pm.
  • 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl at Front Porch Pub | Saturday, March 19 – Take to the streets of Midtown in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with a pub crawl that kicks off from Front Porch Pub. Grab grub from local food vendors, enjoy drink specials and try your hand at a $ 1000 cash prize costume contest. $ 25. 4pm is midnight.
  • RodeoHouston: Brad Paisley in Concert at NRG Stadium | Saturday, March 19 – For over twenty years, the singer-songwriter has been one of the forefront performers in country, notching over thirty Top 10 singles, multiple Grammy wins, and 11 million albums sold. $ 20 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 4:45 pm.
The Dash return to the pitch on Sunday to kick off the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup | Courtesy of Houston Dash
  • Brews & Browse Art & Food Market at Ingenious Brewing Company | Sunday, March 20 | No Cover – The brewery and taproom in Humble hosts an afternoon of local vendors with an art and food market. Stick around and enjoy face painting, food trucks, live music and raffle prizes. Noon is 5pm.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center | Sunday, March 20 – The Rockets host Ja Morant and a high-flying Grizzlies squad as they enter the homestretch of the season. $ 6 and up. 2:30 pm.
  • 13th Annual Nowruz Festival at Bayou City Event Center | Sunday, March 20 – Welcome in the Persian New Year with this festival taking place in southwest Houston, featuring performances from Shahyad, Char Band, Persian folkloric dance from Simorgh Dance Collective, and more. $ 20 in advance; $ 25 at the door; free for ages under 10. 3pm to 10pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars at PNC Stadium | Sunday, March 20 – For the first time this year, the Dash take the field with the return of the NWSL Challenge Cup, hosting the Chicago Red Stars in a rematch of the 2020 Final. $ 12 and up. 6pm.
  • RodeoHouston: George Strait with Ashley McBryde in Concert at NRG Stadium | Sunday, March 20 – The legendary King of Country closes out the final night of the Rodeo with a concert-only performance, opened by singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde. $ 20 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.

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