10 Fun things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023 include Champions of Magic, Chicago Musical, and more!

Things to do in Houston this week | Champions of Magic

Things to do in Houston this week | Image credit: Champions of Magic

Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023, include Champions of MagicChicago by Theatre Under the StarsBrick Fest Live, and more!

Houston is among the top 5 metroplexes in the US! What that means is that there’s plenty going on in Houston any day of the week. There are always things to do on Monday in Houston, things to do in Houston on Saturday night, and everything in between!

Some of you may be looking for things to do in Houston with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Houston this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below. 


Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.

Also, remember to also check out our recent posts on Best Thrift Stores in Houston, Comedy Shows in Houston, Kid Friendly Restaurants Houston, and Sushi Happy Hour Houston!


Deal Alert – Enjoy the lowest price on Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston

Food tour of Downtown Houston

Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of city’s most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko’s) where you will learn about Houston’s rich history, beautiful architecture, & diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas & the Downtown Tunnel System (1/3 of tour spent in tunnels) in the USA.

The tour consists of 3 stops where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Houston’s unique take on Italian-American, & dessert. These meals are pre-ordered & will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group. 

Get more information and book your Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston TODAY!!!


Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023 – Monday

Macbeth Muet at Mainstreet Theatre

Things to do in Houston this week | Macbeth Muet

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Unlike any other play you’ve seen before, you won’t hear any words from this one. Here, the ultimate power couple La Fille du Laitier will be bringing their interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic to you entirely without words. What you’ll only get is a high-speed romp of object theatre, dance, and pure madness. And we can guarantee it’s just as good and thrilling as a play with words.

When: Monday, January 30, 2023, 7:30 pm 
Where: Ovations, 2536 Times Blvd B, Houston, TX 77005
How Much: $10 – $40


Fun Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023 – Tuesday

Chicago by Theatre Under the Stars

Things to do in Houston this week | Chicago the Musical

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Even after 25 years, the name on everyone’s lips is still “Chicago” and for very good reason! It is still that one classic musical that makes everyone shimmy shake along with every dance number and song. With a universal tale of fame and fortune with all that jazz and pizzazz plus one show-stopping song after another, it’s definitely hard to let go. If you’ve watched it before, enjoy it all over again and if you’re watching for the first time, get ready for the ride!

When: Tuesday, January 31 – February 12, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Starts at $40


This Tuesday, Asia Society Texas Center will be presenting “Blurring the Color Line” a film that explores the experiences of Asian Americans in the South during the Jim Crow era. It’s inspired by the grocery store of Crystal Kwok’s grandmother in segregated Augusta, Georgia. There, the family grew up in a predominantly Black neighborhood and in the film, they share their personal experiences that exposes the problematic, racialized society.

The film showcases both perspectives from the Chinese and Black communities and opens up uncomfortable but necessary conversations between marginalized groups.

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 6:30 pm
Where: Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $10


Deal Alert – Get the lowest admission price at Space Center Houston

10 Fun things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023 include Champions of Magic, Chicago Musical, and more!

The award-winning Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s most popular family attractions and takes visitors behind-the-scenes of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Filled with interactive exhibitions, multi-media displays, cutting-edge technology, and fascinating space artifacts, there’s something to amaze and entertain all ages. Full-day entrance ticket to the Space Center Houston includes the Nasa Tram, Mission Briefing Center, and Starship Gallery Choice of entrance times throughout the day

Get more information and book your day of fun at the Space Center Houston!!!


Things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023 – Wednesday

Every Brilliant Thing Play

Discover how to appreciate the smaller joys of life with “Everything Brilliant Thing.” Here, the storyteller interacts with the audience while talking about his mother’s depression and attempted suicide as a backdrop. And he tells the story of how her first attempted suicide led him to begin writing a list of everything brilliant about the world – everything worth living for. Here, you’ll get to see how he achieved hope from the smallest things in life. And while the play discusses the serious issues of mental health, depression, and suicide, it is still filled with joy, humor, and hope.

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: AD Players at the George Theatre, 5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
How Much: Starts at $34


Things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023 – Thursday

Champions of Magic

Things to do in Houston this week | Champions of Magic

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If you love the thrill of magic, you wouldn’t want to miss this show! Witness a daring escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, levitation high above the stage, a mind-blowing prediction that you have to see to believe, and an incredible finale that will amaze you to no end. 

When: Thursday, February 2 – 17, 2023, 7:30 pm 
Where: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $38 – $89


Cirque Italia Presents Water Circus

Things to do in Houston this week | Cirque Italia Water Circus

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Cirque Italia is upping their new show with water! Featuring a stage that holds 35 000 gallons of water, performers will be doing dazzling and breathtaking moves that will surely thrill the audience. Come with friends or family and be amazed by their spectacular feats!

When: Thursday, February 2 – 5, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Houston Premium Outlets, 29300 Hempstead Rd, Cypress, TX 77433
How much: $10 – $50


Deal Alert – Houston Woodlands Indoor Skydiving – 2 adults for just $92

10 Fun things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023 include Champions of Magic, Chicago Musical, and more!

Try skydiving without the death-defying heights and high price-tag of jumping from an airplane! This indoor skydiving experience at iFly Houston Woodlands simulates the adrenaline rush of a freefall in the safe and adjustable environment. Enter the state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel and benefit from one-to-one assistance from your instructor as you master basic manoeuvres, soar high into the air, or (depending on your experience level) perform thrilling aerial stunts.

Two thrilling ‘skydives’ in an indoor wind tunnel No experience necessary: suitable for complete beginners Small-group tour with one-to-one instruction Choice of tour departure times throughout the day

Get more information and book your Indoor Skydiving Adventure TODAY!!!


Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023 – Friday

Houston Home + Garden Show

Are you excited about spring? Get an early taste of it this weekend at the Houston Home + Garden Show. This “spring-inspired” show will feature experts including HGTV’s The Junk Gypsies, exhibitors, and activations that focuses on gardening that captures the essence of spring.

When: Friday, February 3 – 5, 2023,  12 pm
Where: Nrg Park, 6633 Travis St, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: $5 – $10


Peter and Wendy by Open Dance Project

Open Dance Project will be taking on a fresh perspective for the classic Peter and Wendy story with their signature athleticism, theatrical whimsy, and daring physicality. The show will feature performances on the trapeze and aerial silks to truly bring the magic to life in the story.

When: Friday, February 3 – 11, 2023,  7 pm
Where: MATCH -Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $25 – $35


Things to do in Houston on Saturday, February 4, 2023

Jeni’s Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Calling all ice cream lovers in Houston! Jeni’s will be having their annual Ice Cream Breakfast Day! Get to enjoy their runaway hit flavor Maple Soaked Pancakes again for a limited time. The first 50 Splendid Rewards members will also get a free, very limited Ice Cream for Breakfast Day mug. You can also get the chance to win their giveaway for free ice cream for a year by taking a photo in your PJs at Jeni’s and sharing it with the hashtag #icecreamforbreakfast and tagging @jenisicecreams.

When: Saturday, February 4, 9 am
Where: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams all over Houston
How Much: Admission is Free


Things to do in Houston this week of January 30, 2023 – Sunday

Brick Fest Live

Things to do in Houston this week | Brick Fest Live

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Enjoy everything bricks this weekend at the Brick Fest Live. There will be interactive stage shows, building activities, exclusive merchandise, life-size models, and so much more for you to enjoy. Who knew bricks could be so fun?

When: Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 10 am
Where:
Nrg Park, 6633 Travis St, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: $16.99 – $37.99


Deal Alert – Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour  – Starting at $33.06 for 2 Adults!

Haunted Houston Tour

Explore the historic district of downtown Houston on a leisurely walking tour that combines a pub crawl with ghost stories recounted by your costumed guide. Your 2.5-hour evening walking tour visits four bars located in historic buildings that each boast spooky stories. 

Have time to sip a drink (own expense) as your guide illuminates the history of Houston through tales of rumored hauntings and other spine-tingling tales. 2.5-hour Houston ghost and pub walking tour. 

Get more information on the Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour and book yours TODAY!!!


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Things to do in Houston This Week

Children's Music Class in the Park at Sugar Land Town Square

Things to do in Houston this Week: Image Credit: Sugar Land Town Square Facebook Page

There’s always a lot going on in Houston during the weekends. However, there is also a lot of activity during the week days. But with so many different events and activities, it can be hard to decide which events are worth your time.

Every week, we bring to you the best things to do in Houston, events that can be enjoyed by adults, kids and families alike.

Things to do in Houston This Week – Houston Arboretum

The Houston Arboretum is a great place to enjoy for the families. Their weekends are always packed with great events, but a lot of times, they have things going on during the week as well.

Mindful Mornings

Mindful Mornings at the Arboretum: Image Credit – Houston Arboretum

Things to do in Houston this Week –  Events at the Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Bayou is another great place for week-day activities. In 2022, they have an ongoing series of Buffalo Bayou Wellness Walks that takes place every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Laura Conely, the founder of Urban Paths, leads a free Wellness Walk with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Anyone is welcome to walk along Buffalo Bayou Park’s walkways while discussing issues such as mental and physical wellness, as well as the benefits of being in nature.

Buffalo Bayou Wellness Walk

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Things to do in Houston this Week – Fitness & Art Activities

If you are looking to stay fit by working out in the outdoors, Houston has some great cheap and even free options. Very often, there are Zumba sessions at Midtown Park every Tuesday evening and there are also HIIT workouts at the Levy Park led by the Preserve Gym.

If you are looking for Art related events during the week in Houston, there are options for you as well!

The Lawndale Art Center has a series called They, Who Sound featuring experimental sound, improvisational music, sounds, the sounding of art, the performance of art, and so forth.

Things to do in Houston this Week – Houston Museums

Houston Museums | Image Credit: Lone Star Flight Museum Facebook Page

Houston Museums | Image Credit: Lone Star Flight Museum Facebook Page

We are lucky to be in a city that has a great set of museums. If you are interested in Science there is the HMNS – Houston Museum of Natural Sciences. It is a great place to bring your family or visit with your friends who love seeing and learning about the different species that roamed the earth in the past and in the present.

There is also the Health Museum, which encourages kids to take care of their bodies. Then there is the Space Center Museum, the Lone Star Flight Museum, and others. Check out our post on 14 Houston Museums that are a Must – Visit! 

And if you are looking to save money on admission to Houston museums, check out our post on Free Day at Houston Museums

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