Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of November 13, 2023, include Annual Tree Lighting at Market Street, Doja Cat in Concert, MJ: The Musical, Houston Whiskey Week 2023, 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 November 13, 2023 – Monday
Head out to Reserve 101 with fellow whiskey fans and celebrate Houston Whiskey Week. The event will lead up to the Whiskey Social on Saturday. Each day of the week will be filled with unique events at the venue’s event room. This includes dinners, barrel pick release parties, Master Classes with whiskey, and more.
When: Monday – Saturday, November 13 – 18, 2023
Where: Reserve 101, 1201 Caroline St STE 100, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Starts at $15
Wear your favorite festive Diwali outfit and have a special Bollywood dance party with your friends to celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights this Monday at Evelyn’s Park. The class will combine fun and energetic steps with a variety of Indian music.
When: Monday, November 13, 2023, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Evelyn’s Park Conservancy, 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
How Much: Free
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Top Things to do in Houston this week of November 13, 2023 – Tuesday
Watch MJ’s songs come back to life in “MJ: The Musical!” This multi-Tony award-winning musical features the creation of Michael Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous World Tour. It will feature more than 25 of the legend’s hits including “Bad,” “Beat It,” “Man in the Mirror,” and more.
When: Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Ticket prices vary by day and availability
Things to do in Houston this week of November 13, 2023 – Wednesday
Do you think you make a mean pumpkin pie? Why not find out this Wednesday at Little Woodrow’s Rice Village’s Pumpkin Pie Face-Off? Bake your best pie and bring it in for everyone to judge. You can also simply be one of the tasters and enjoy tons of good pie.
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6 pm
Where: Little Woodrow’s Rice Village, 5611 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005
How Much: No cover
Global superstar and Grammy Award-winning rapper and singer Doja Cat is coming to Houston! She’ll be bringing the heat to the city with special guest Doechii. Grab your tickets now!
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Starts at $71 – $2,050
Deal Alert – Lowest price on Houston City Tour & Downtown Aquarium All Ride Pass
Find out what the largest city in Texas has to offer during a sightseeing tour by bus, and a visit to the Houston Aquarium. Includes one admission ticket for the Houston Aquarium and one ticket for the Houston City Tour.
Find out more details and book your Houston City Tour and Downtown Aquarium Pass TODAY!!!
Things to do in Houston this week of November 13, 2023 – Thursday
Kick off the holiday season with Market Street’s lighting of their 70-foot Christmas tree! In addition to the tree, Central Park will also be lit up with more than 25,000 multi-colored lights. Get your cameras ready!
When: Thursday, November 16, 2023, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Woodlands Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380
How Much: Free
Put on your holiday spirit and enjoy the spectacular tree lighting at Patrick’s Cabin Christmas Town this Thursday! Aside from the tree-lighting ceremony, there will also be other festivities for the whole family to enjoy. This includes campfire stories, sending mail to Santa, a petting zoo, Kris Kringle’s Market Place, and more. This is definitely one of the things to do in Houston this week that you can’t miss.
When: Thursday, November 16, 2023, 5:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Patrick’s Cabin, 213 W Helgra St, Deer Park, TX 77536
How Much: Fre
Trill On Wheels is the country’s first Hip-Hop Party Bike Tour based right here in Houston! This 100% BYOB tour blends the legacies of UGK, Slim Thug, and Megan Thee Stallion, with Houston Nightlife and light fitness.
This custom-built party bike comes complete with a large bar, cooler, ice, cups, and their “Trappin’ Captain” who will serve as your own personal hype man and party host.
Get more information and book your Trill On Wheels (2-Hour Hip-Hop Party Bike Tour in Houston) TODAY!!!
Top Things to do in Houston this week of November 13, 2023 – Friday
Watch Avenida Houston come to life with dazzling lights, enchanting songs, and heartwarming performances of “A Happy Houston Holiday” this weekend! The show will feature world-class performers, local talents, and even community groups with medleys that everyone can sing along to.
When: Friday, November 17, 2023, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Avenida Houston, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free
Things to do in Houston on Saturday, November 18, 2023
The annual Houston Margarita Festival is coming to Buffalo Bayou! Enjoy a day of drink tasting and fun with your friends. You can taste up to 17+ different flavored margs and enjoy it with live music, dancing, food vendors, and more.
When: Saturday, November 18, 2023, 2 pm – 10 pm
Where: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: Starts at $15 for discount tickets | $Starts at $25 for regular tickets
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Things to do in Houston this week of November 13, 2023 – Sunday
Spend a beautiful Sunday at Kemah Boardwalk listening and jamming to great Tejano music from multiple bands. There will also be DJs and kids’ activities at the event.
When: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 12 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
How Much: Free
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