Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of January 23, 2023, include Cirque du Soleil presents Kooza, 37th Annual Taste of the Town by the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Cambodian Rock Band by Alley Theatre, 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.
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Deal Alert – Enjoy the lowest price on Astroville 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 23, 2023 – Monday
Be dazzled this Monday with the roaring golden fantasies of the combination of magic and burlesque. In this show, you’ll be transported to the Roaring 20s in an underground speakeasy of Avant Garden Houston hidden behind a secret bookshelf with live performances and different acts by an ensemble of performers. The show will be sprinkled with magic from international sensation Bryan Kelly who is known for his blend of magic and comedy. No two shows are the same so you’ll always have something exciting to look out for. Please take note, however, the show is for adults only.
When: Monday, January 23, 2023
Where: AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
How Much: $15
Fun Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 23, 2023 – Tuesday
“The Children of Willesden Lane” is a one-woman theatrical performance by concert pianist Mona Golabek. It’s inspired by Golabek’s book of the same name. And here, she uses music to tell the inspiring story of her mother who survived as a teenage Austrian Jewish refugee and pursued her dreams of becoming a pianist.
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 6:30 pm
Where: Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: Free
Old Hollywood modern icon Dita Von Teese is coming to Houston for her “Glamonatrix” tour! The evening will be filled with comedy and sophisticated striptease which has the sole purpose of celebrating diverse beauty and individuality. In the show, Dita takes inspiration from the classic 1940s variety show and modernizes it in an uplifting and inspiring way. Join her in celebrating body positivity and gender inclusivity in a show like no other!
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 7 pm
Where: Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Starts at $39
Deal Alert – Get the lowest admission price at Space Center Houston
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
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Things to do in Houston this week of January 23, 2023 – Wednesday
One of the films featured in the 30th Festival of Films from Iran is “This Is Not Me,” a documentary about two transgender youths coming of age in Iran. Sadly, while their home country recognizes trans people, they still face severe social constraints. The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with director and producer Saeed Gholipour and the subjects of the film, Shervin and Saman.
When: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 7 pm
Where: Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $10
Cirque du Soleil is returning to its roots with Kooza! This show combines acrobatic performances with the art of clowning and it explores fear, recognition, identity, and power. You’ll get to watch the Innocent come into contact with cosmic characters from a mesmerizing world full of thrills, audacity, surprises, and total involvement.
When: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W Gate 3, Houston, TX 77064
How Much: Starts at $49
Things to do in Houston this week of January 23, 2023 – Thursday
Calling all foodies out there! It’s time to get a taste of the Woodlands! In this event, you’ll get to taste a diverse sampling of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the finest bakeries, restaurants, caterers, and beverage companies in the Woodlands area.
When: Thursday, January 26, 2023, 5 pm
Where: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380
How Much: $25 – $45
Get ready to rock! This show is an intimate rock epic that tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor who returns to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most prominent war criminals.
The show is backed by a live band who’ll be playing classic Cambodian oldies and Dengue Fever hits.
When: Thursday, January 26, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Starts at $34
Deal Alert – Houston Woodlands Indoor Skydiving – 2 adults for just $92
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 23, 2023 – Friday
Sometimes, people need a little oomph to get them up on stage but what happens if they get a little too much of that oomph? Find out with Brass Jar Productions’ “Drunk Shakespeare.”
The production begins with an actor downing five shots of liquor before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare play. With that, expect liberal departures from the text, pop culture references, audience games, improvisations, and so many surprises.
When: Friday, January 27, 2023, 730 pm
Where: One Market Square Garage, 800 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $39 – $79
Things to do in Houston on Saturday, January 28, 2023
Bring out the kid in you and enjoy the magic of bubbles at the Gazillion Bubble Show! You’ll find yourself in a spectacular wonderland of bubbles featuring mind-blowing bubble magic, amazing laser lighting effects, and delightful soapy masterpieces that will surely make you smile, laugh, and feel like a happy kid once again.
When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, 11 am and 3 pm
Where: Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Starts at $29
Things to do in Houston this week of January 23, 2023 – Sunday
You don’t have to wait for the exact Valentine’s Day to celebrate the event. This Sunday, you can get to your Valentine’s Day celebrations early with the Valentine’s Artisan Market. It will feature over 70 artisan vendors, two live music stages, multiple food trucks, craft beer, and photography set up with a professional photographer. Children and pets are also more than welcome.
When: Sunday, January 29, 2023 | 12 pm
Where: Megaton Brewery, 808 Russell Palmer Rd, Kingwood, TX 77339
How Much: Free
Deal Alert – Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour – Starting at $33.06 for 2 Adults!
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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