Things to do in Houston this week of January 8: Craig Robinson, Drunk Shakespeare, & more!

Things to do in Houston this week of January 8 Craig Robinson, Drunk Shakespeare, & more!

Things to do in Houston this week of January 8 Craig Robinson, Drunk Shakespeare, & more!

Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of January 8, 2024, include Craig RobinsonDrunk ShakespeareThe Lone Bellow Trio 10th Anniversary Tour, and more! Houston is among the top 5 metroplexes in the US! What that means is that plenty is 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 we have you covered in our list below. 


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Things to do in Houston this week of January 8, 2024 – Monday

GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY ICE AT DISCOVERY GREEN!

Enjoy Winter Wonders with Frostival and Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green!

Enjoy Winter Wonders with Frostival and Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green!

As Houston’s favorite holiday destination, Discovery Green, along with the Green Mountain Energy Ice, invites everyone to make the most of this winter season. Whether you’re gliding on the ice, marveling at public art, or simply enjoying the festive atmosphere, there’s a touch of magic waiting for everyone at Discovery Green! Excited to have fun and slide and glide through the coolest ice rink in Houston? Then take note of the hours of operation so you can plan your visit soon!

  • Monday – Thursday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • Friday, Saturday & HISD School Holidays* 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
  • Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
  • Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Christmas Day & New Year’s Day – 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
  • Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 15) – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

*HISD School Holidays are (Nov. 20 – 24; Dec. 25 – 29; Jan. 1 – 5, 8 & 15)  Green Mountain Energy Ice closes to the public at 5 p.m. on Nov. 19, Dec. 17, and Jan. 21 and at 4 p.m. on Dec 10 & 12.

Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Regular admission for the ice rink is $17 plus tax, including skate rentals For more information and the latest updates on events and schedules, visit Discovery Green’s website and sign up for the newsletter at discoverygreen.com/newsletter.


Zumba

Zumba

Image Credit: Evelyn’s Park Conservancy

Take the “work” out of the workout with an energizing Zumba workout this Monday! The class will combine cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. Don’t forget your sweat towels. You’re going to need it.

When: Monday, January 8, 2024, 9 am – 10 am 
Where: Evelyn’s Park Conservancy, 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
How Much: Free


Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 8, 2024 – Tuesday

Drunk Shakespeare

Things to do in Houston this week of January 8 | Drunk Shakespeare

Image credit: Drunk Shakespeare

Shakespeare has never been more fun than Drunk Shakespeare. One of the actors has to take five shots of whiskey before they attempt to perform a major role in a Shakespearean tragedy. With that, you’re sure to see hilarious mayhem as the other sober actors try to keep the script on track with their mates.
 
When: Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 7:30 pm 
How Much: Starts at $70

Tango Class

Things to do in Houston this week of January 8 | Tango Class

Image credit: Levy Park Houston

Succumb to the mad rhythm of Argentine Tango in this class! You’ll be introduced to tango fundamentals and you’ll learn about musicality, basic patterns, connections, and communication. Don’t worry. You don’t need a partner or experience to join the class.
 
When: Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 6 pm 
How Much: Starts at $70

Things to do in Houston this week of January 8, 2024 – Wednesday

Houston Cougars Women’s Basketball vs BYU Cougars

Enjoy an evening of great basketball with fellow game fans this Wednesday. The Houston Cougars Women’s Basketball will be going against the BYU Cougars for a fiery game. Don’t forget your game snacks!
 
When: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 8 pm 
How Much: Starts at $59

Things to do in Houston this week of January 8, 2024 – Thursday

Craig Robinson

Get ready Houston! Craig Robinson is ready to take over the stage at Houston Improv for four nights. He’s best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on NBC’s “The Office.” He also starred in both “Hot Tub Time Machine” movies. Grab your tickets to one of his shows now!
When: Thursday, January 11, 2024, 7:30 pm
How Much: Starts at $118 for 2 tickets

The Lone Bellow Trio 10th Anniversary Tour

The Americana Nashville-based trio, The Lone Bellow is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a spectacular live performance. Catch them at The Heights Theater with fellow fans this Thursday. 
 
When: Thursday, January 11, 2024, 8 pm
How Much: Starts at $41

Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 8, 2024 – Friday

The International Gem and Jewelry Show

International Gem and Jewelry Show

Image credit: The International Gem and Jewelry Show

If you’re fond of jewelry, this is the perfect event for you.  The International Gem and Jewelry Show brings the famous “Jeweler’s Market” where you can shop for rows and rows of quality jewelry, gemstones, beads, and accessories. 
 
When:  Friday – Sunday, January 12 – 14, 2024, 12 pm – 6 pm
How Much: Starts at $6

Things to do in Houston on Saturday, January 8, 2024

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

Enjoy a psychedelic and electrifying tribute concert to one of the greatest bands of the 20th century – Pink Floyd. This show is unlike any other and will surely have you dancing all night. 
 
When: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 8 pm 
How Much: Starts at $42

Things to do in Houston this week of January 8, 2024 – Sunday

Hop Topic World’s Annual Chili Cook-Off

Hop Topic World's Annual Chili Cook-Off

Image credit: Hot Topic World

Grab your friends and enjoy chili and beer at the annual chili cook-off at Equal Parts Brewery. Your ticket includes unlimited chili samples, a token for voting, and a swag bag for early bird ticket holders. 
 
When: Sunday, January 14, 2024, 12 pm – 4 pm
How Much: $18

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Things to do in Houston This Week of February 19, 2024

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

Things to do in Houston this Week – Image Credit: Buffalobayou.org

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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