All A’s: Asian American Appreciation Comedy Show
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month may be coming to a close, but Houston comedian Victor Tran is taking advantage of every last second. He’s brought together a slew of up-and-coming Asian Americans, including Chicago’s Jerry Tran and Dallas’s Peng Dang, as well as Austin’s Lani Cuomo and fellow H-Town comedian Son Tran.
May 28. $15. Red Room, 100 Jackson St. #130c. More info and tickets at eventbrite.com.
Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein
From Stephen Sondheim to Andrew Lloyd Webber, certain names are synonymous with the Great White Way. That’s especially true of the famed Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Houston Symphony POPS will conclude its season by diving into the composing duo's award-winning songbook to bring you the most beloved tunes from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and of course, The Sound of Music. Although the in-person shows are sold-out, you can still enjoy a little classic Broadway magic through by livestreaming the evening at home.
May 29. From $20. Online. More info and tickets at houstonsymphony.org.
Dream Big Downtown: The Main Event
When you’re as big a city as H-Town, you need a bit of a makeover every once in a while. Space City’s been getting just that over the past few weeks as artists added new coats of paint to old walls during UpArt Studio’s first ever Big Walls Big Dreams festival. This artistic extravaganza culminates this Saturday during an epic live-painting event in Historic Market Square featuring both muralists and chalk artists (there’ll also be live music and adult treats from Johnnie Walker). Can’t make it? Use this self-guided walking tour to check out the new murals—all of which rep this year’s theme of “Refresh Houston”— throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
May 29. Free. Historic Market Square, More info on Facebook.
H-Town Memorial Day Mayhem
Hip-hop heads of H-Town, get ready 'cause your weekend’s here. Toyota Center is hailing the arrival of summer with what it's dubbing the first "mega concert" since the start of the pandemic. The event’s loaded lineup includes big names Lil Durk, 2 Chainz, and Trae Tha Truth, as well as breakouts like Yung Bleu and Mooski and up-and-comers like DeSoto native Erica Banks.
May 29. From $59. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. More info and tickets at continentalclub.com.
Ernesto Neto: SunForceOceanLife
We’ve heard of walking through an art installation, but have you ever wanted to climb through one? Now’s your chance. Created by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, the MFAH’s latest special summertime immersion features a labyrinth of handmade, crocheted netting that stretches all throughout the Caroline Wiess Law Building’s Cullinan Hall, creating a kind of suspended walkway. Oh, and did we mention it’s also 12 feet off the ground? This sun-toned bridge, which Neto says “is about fire, the vital energy that enables life on this planet,” brings a whole new meaning to the old “floor is lava” game.
May 30–Sept 26. From $20 (includes general admission). Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St. More info and tickets at mfah.org.