Martin Lawrence along with several other comedians will be at the Toyota Center this weekend for the LIT AF Comedy Tour. 

The excitement for the holidays is burgeoning in the Houston air. After a year's worth of pandemic-related closures, Houston businesses are ready to kick off the cheery season. With everyone spreading Christmas cheer and cold fronts heading to the Bayou City, our weekends will surely be filled with excitement.

This weekend, get a headstart on your holiday shopping at the Nutcracker Market or indulge in family fun a the Equality Health Foundations Turkey Drive. And if you need a pick me up, visit the Toyota Center for some laughs at Martin Lawrence's LIT AF Comedy Tour. What brings in holiday cheer better than a good laugh? 

Here are five things to do in Houston this weekend. 

LIT AF Comedy Tour

After hitting pause on the 2020 tour due to the pandemic, the rescheduled LIT AF Tour stop is set for Saturday, November 13 at the Toyota Center. Martin Lawrence will be joined by the who’s who of all-star comedians including Rickey Smiley, DeRay Davis, Donnell Rawlings, Chico Bean, B. Simone, and Clayton Thomas who will take the stage in turns for a full night of comedy.

LIT AF Comedy Tour, Toyota Center, 21510 Polk Street. Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45. For more information, visit the Toyota Center. 

Equality Health Foundation Turkey Drive

Safely kick off the holiday season with a drive-thru community celebration, with local nonprofit, Equality Health Foundation. The turkey drive is the organization's First Annual Healthy Fall Festival and Turkey Giveaway in Houston. The nonprofit is giving away 1,000 turkeys, health education bags, face masks, and hand sanitizers. Along with giving back to the community, the event will be filled with fun, with an onsite DJ and family entertainment. 

Equality Foundation Turkey Drive, Pep Mueller Park, 14750 Henry Road. Saturday, November 13, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. For more information visit Equality Health Foundation

Joy the Baker Event

New Orleans-based baker, teacher, and three-time cookbook and magazine author Joy The Baker has been taking the internet by storm since 2008, and she's going to be in Houston for a cooking demo at Williams Sonoma in Highland Village. 

Williams Sonoma, 4060 Westheimer Road. Saturday, November 13 at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to the public via reservation. For more information, visit the website. 

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

The Nutcracker Market is triumphantly returning to NRG Center to festively bring in Houston’s holiday season. This year come celebrate in-person and in style for the 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Market – The Redo.

The Nutcracker Market, 601 Preston Street. November 11-14. Hours may vary. Tickets start at $18. For more information, visit The Houston Ballet. 

POST Houston Grand Opening Festival

POST is a once-in-a-generation redevelopment project that transforms the former post office into an avant-garde cultural campus. On November 13th, the facility will open with a festival that combines headlining musicians with world-class food and curated art exhibits.

POST Houston, 401 Franklin Street. Saturday, November 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. General admission is free. For more information, visit Eventbrite. 

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