5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 18–20

Is it cold outside, or is it just us?

By Emma Schkloven December 18, 2020

If you go out in public, remember to follow social distancing guidelines (at least six feet between you and anyone else), wash hands often and thoroughly, and wear a face mask.

Monuments at Discovery Green 

Houston’s unsung heroes are getting a moment of recognition this winter through a new Discovery Green art installation from Australian projection artist Craig Walsh. Walsh, who is known internationally for his pioneering public site-responsive projections, will shine slow-motion videos of several of these “unsung heroes” (individuals were chosen through community submissions) onto five living trees in the park, creating a so-called “‘monument’ that connects the individual to nature.”

Thru Jan 18, 2021. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. More info at

The Suffers’ Virtual Holiday Extravaganza

Houston’s favorite soulsters, The Suffers, are hosting a virtual holiday celebration, featuring the Christmas classics, as well as older songs and new music. According to the announcement, the special set will also feature special guests, along with “good vibes, and temporary escape from all things 2020.” That sounds like our kind of celebration.

Dec 19. $10. Online. More info and tickets at

Tamarie Cooper’s Holiday Super Show

Earlier this year, Tamarie Cooper proved her annual variety show could head to cyberspace with the same whacky whimsy we’ve come to expect. Now, Catastrophic Theatre’s leading lady is back to jingle your bells with her newest virtual adventure: a festive “Very Special Christmas.” This digital event is being billed as one filled with “satire, Santas, musical numbers,” and a “heap of heartwarming fun.” What more could you need this holiday season?

Dec 19–Jan 31, 2021. $35, or pay what you can. Online. More info at

A Time to Bring Hope

The Grammy-winning Houston Chamber Choir continues its annual tradition, which has gone digital this year, featuring new performances and reflections from seasons past with a collection of carols and soon-to-be new favorites from around the world. 

Dec 20. $9.99. Online. More info and tickets at 

FemFest Houston: Black Women's Voices

The third installment of Mildred’s Umbrella’s FemFest Houston reading series has been going on since the beginning of the month, but all of the plays are available to watch for free this weekend only. Befitting the title of Black Women’s Voices, the two full plays and four short plays featured in the current installment are all written by Black female playwrights.

Thru Dec 20. Free. Online. More info and streaming at