Houston Calendar of Events August

Music, Arts, and other Houston Tomfoolery for the Month of August

Tuesday, August 4
Miller Outdoor Theater: Twelfth Knight

You know, Shakespeare wasn’t all doom and gloom, as is evidenced by Twelfth Knight, his most famous comedy. See it at Miller Outdoor Theater for free. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

Miller Outdoor Theater

100 Concert Drive
713.284.8351

Wednesday, August 5
Toyota Center: Free Community Job Fair

Take a break from Tweeting and go get yourself a job. A novel idea, I know, but give it a shot.

Toyota Center

1510 Polk St.
713.758.7200

Thursday, August 6
Museum of Natural Science: Terra Cotta Warriors

This was nominated a top 5 “must see” exhibition by Time magazine. And it’s at one of the best museums in Houston. Definitely make your way out here.

Museum of Natural Science

One Hermann Circle Dr.
713.639.4629

Friday August 7
Woodlands Pavilion: Crue Fest 2

Here’s the line-up: Motley Crue, Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and Charm City Devils. Tickets start at $37. Bring your earplugs.

Woodlands Pavillion

2005 Lake Robbins Dr.
281.363.3300

Saturday, August 8
Toyota Center: Green Day in Concert

Do you realize that these guys have been together for more than 20 years? And they’re still making good music. Crazy.

Toyota Center

1510 Polk St.
713.758.7200

Sunday, August 9
Hobby Center: The Wiggles Go Bananas!

If you’ve got little ones at home then you’re familiar with the Wiggles’ shenanigans.

If you’re not familiar, count your blessings.

Hobby Center

800 Bagby St, Ste. 300
713.315.2400

Monday, August 10
Participating Houston Restaurants: Houston Restaurant Week

First day of the official Houston Restaurant Week which, curiously, lasts for two weeks. All the info you need at the link below.

Houston Restaurant Week

Tuesday, August 11
Baker Street Pub and Grill: Extreme Karaoke

Engage in a fair bit of schadenfreude (that’s an actual word) at this Extreme Karaoke event. Apparently, on account of the extremeness, you have to drive an Xterra to be allowed to compete*.

*Not true

Sherlock’s Pub

15970 City Walk Parkway Blvd.
281.494.0774

Wednesday, August 12
House of Blues: Our Lady Peace

If you’ve never been, you really should check out House of Blues. It’s a great medium-sized concert venue. And they sale bedazzled tank-tops. What else do you need?

House of Blues

1204 Caroline St
713.652.5837

Thursday, August 13
Rockfish Grill: Houston Single Source Party

If you’re looking to mingle with a group of single folk, here’s the spot to go. As an icebreaker, there will be lots of games to play, such as Let’s All Laugh At The Married People and I Still Sleep In On Sundays Because I’ve Not Got A Child Hollering In My Ear For Eggs. Bunch of single jerks.

Houston Single Source

11805 Westheimer Rd
713.630.0546

Friday, August 14
Toyota Center: Jonas Brothers

OMG! THE JONAS BROTHERS! These guys are basically The Beatles for 12-year-old girls. I didn’t bother to research this, but I’m fairly certain tickets begin at $40,000.

Toyota Center

1510 Polk St.
713.758.7200

Saturday, August 15
George R. Brown Convention Center: India Fest

Bask in the culture that Houston offers at this year’s India Fest. Should be lots of fun.

Convention Center

1001 Avenue De Las Americas
713.853.8000

Sunday, August 16
Laff Spot: Bob Zany

It’s always good to get out and just laugh for a bit. Bob Zany’s comedy should serve as a nice vehicle for that.

Laff Spot

8905 Louetta
281.655.7777

Monday, August 17
The Health Museum: Facing Mars

Would you survive on Mars? Probably not. But you will survive a trip to the Health Museum to see their Facing Mars exhibit, which makes you just as gnarly as if you had actually gone to Mars.

Health Museum

1515 Hermann Dr.
713.521.1515

Tuesday, August 18
Minute Maid Park: Houston Astros vs. Florida Marlins

Season’s probably not going so well when one of the city’s columnists begins referring to the home town heroes as the Disastros. No matter. A day at the ballpark is still a day at the ballpark.

Houston Astros

501 Crawford St.
713.259.8000

Wednesday, August 19
Woodlands Pavilion: Def Leppard

Good month for classic rock, it would appear. Inevitably, you’ll have to sit through some of their new stuff, but it’s worth it to hear “Photograph.” At least, I think it is.

Woodlands Pavillion

2005 Lake Robbins Dr.
281.363.3300

Thursday, August 20
Hobby Center: The Color Purple

Great, great play. This is actually being brought to you by Oprah.

No word on whether or not Danny Glover is involved.

Hobby Center

800 Bagby St, Ste. 300
713.315.2400

Friday, August 21
Museum of Natural Science: Mixers and Elixirs

Drinks, dancing, and dinosaur exhibits. Mixers and Elixirs won’t be around forever, so take it in while you can. And if you go, make sure and ask them why they never sent me any pictures even though I asked, like, 100* times.

*Two times

Museum of Natural Science

One Hermann Circle Dr.
713.639.4629

Saturday, August 22
Woodlands Pavilion: Lil’ Wayne in Concert

Last year Lil’ Wayne somehow morphed into one of the world’s biggest musicians. Catch him at this show, because I have a feeling his popularity bubble is about to burst.

Woodlands Pavillion

2005 Lake Robbins Dr.
281.363.3300

Sunday, August 23
Convention Center: Annual Houston Home Show

“Prepare your home with the latest and greatest products, ideas and tips. Our shows have something for every part of your home and garden including innovative remodeling ideas, beautiful decorating tips, creative backyard additions as well as organization solutions to make your house the home you have always dreamed of.” And there you have it.

Texas Home and Garden

7322 Southwest Freeway
713.772.5900

Monday, August 24
Miller Outdoor Theatre: Family Night at the Movies: Stuart Little

It’s the greatest day of the year: the beginning of HISD’s school year. Celebrate by taking the kids to see Stuart Little at Miller Outdoor’s Family Night at the Movies.

Miller Outdoor Theater

100 Concert Dr.
713.284.8351

Tuesday, August 25
Avant Garden: Open Mic

Hang like a hipster at one of Westheimer’s culture spots for their open mic night.

Avant Garden

411 Westheimer
832.519.1429

Wednesday, August 26
Stages Theater: The Andrews Brothers

“It's 1943 in the South Pacific, and tonight the Andrews Sisters headline the big USO show. But when a flu outbreak quarantines the girls, stagehands Max, Lawrence and Patrick, along with pin-up girl Peggy Jones, cook up the perfect way to wow the troops and save the day--all it will take is three wigs and a lot of makeup!” Sounds good to me.

Stages Theater

713.527.0123

Thursday, August 27
Menil Collection: Body in Fragments

This exhibition isn’t nearly as Hannibal Lecter-y as it sounds. It’s mostly pictures and whatnot of things body-related. Very post modern.

Menil

1515 Sul Ross
713.525.9400

Friday, August 28
Jones Plaza: Live After Five

“Free after work music series begins at 5:00. Zydeco Explosion featuring J Paul Jr. & The Zydeco Nubreeds, Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws and Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers.” Zydeco music is the perfect end of the week soundtrack. And free is the perfect price for anything.

600 Louisiana

Saturday, August 29
George R. Brown Convention Center: Houston Wedding Showcase

Went to one of these once. Lots of fun. Ladies, if you’re having a hard time convincing your significant other to go, just inform him that there will be a fountains of both chocolate and nacho cheese. He’ll be in the car before you finish the sentence.

Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas
713.853.8000

Sunday, August 30
Theater District: Open House

It’s basically like an open house at a home, except instead of talking to a pesky real estate agents you get to watch plays. Cool.

Houston Theater District

713.658.8938

Monday, August 31
Reliant Stadium: Houston Texans vs. Minnesota Vikings

It’s time, folks. It. Is. Time.

Houston Texans

1 Reliant Park
713.667.1400