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UPDATED 5:28 p.M. May 4

Earlier this month Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that he would soon be declaring a public health disaster for the City of Houston, and cancelling all city-sponsored and city-permitted events through the month of March. Now the city and county are under a stay-at-home order until at least April 3 and both public and private gatherings have been banned. So far the following events will be either postponed or cancelled entirely:

Cancelled

  • Miller Outdoor Theatre has cancelled shows through July. 
  • Stages has extended its cancellation and postponement of shows until at least July. 
  • Houston Ballet has cancelled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, which included productions of Forged in Houston (May 21-31) and Romeo & Juliet (June 4-14), as well as its community performances at Miller Outdoor Theater and Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion.
  • UH's Texas Music Festival and the Houston Shakespeare Festival have been canceled for this year. 
  • The Offshore Technology Conference, the largest oil and gas trade show in the world, has now been canceled for 2020. 
  • Broadway at the Hobby Center has cancelled its productions of Fiddler on the Roof, scheduled for March 24-29, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, scheduled for June 2-7.
  • Comicpalooza 2020, scheduled for the weekend of Memorial Day, has been cancelled. 
  • The Society for the Performing Arts has canceled the rest of its season. 
  • The Alley Theatre has canceled the rest of its 2019-20 season.
  • Theatre Under The Stars has cancelled or postponed all events and performances through July.
  • The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has cancelled or rescheduled through early June. The Jimmy Buffett and Brooks & Dunn concerts have been rescheduled. 
  • Buffalo Bayou Cistern tours are cancelled through May 1. 
  • All DACAMERA performances and events have been cancelled for the rest of the 2019/2020 season.
  • The Art Car Parade, scheduled for April 18, has been cancelled.
  • The 2020 Art Car Ball, scheduled for April 17, has been cancelled.
  • Houston Chamber Choir has cancelled all of its events, including its March 28 and May 8 concerts and April 19 gala, through the spring. 
  • The Hobby Center has cancelled all productions through April 2. 
  • Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce has cancelled all events for the next four weeks. 
  • 4th Wall Theatre will be suspending all public performances for the next eight weeks. The theatre hopes to reschedule its productions of Between Riverside and Crazy and The Pavilion. 
  • Main Street Theater has cancelled all performances through March 21.
  • Major League Soccer has suspended its season for 30 days. 
  • The U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, scheduled for April 4–12, has been cancelled. 
  • Houston Parks & Recreation is cancelling all events through the end of May, including Miller Outdoor Theatre performances. Additionally, all group-structured events are cancelled until further notice. 
  • The Houston Grand Opera has cancelled all performances of Salome, scheduled to run April 17–May 1, and The Magic Flute, scheduled to run April 24–May 8, and any associated events to protect patrons, artists, musicians, ushers and everyone else involved in putting on these shows. HGO states they are committed to ensuring the people working on these productions are compensated for their time, since the financial fallout from these sudden cancellations could be severe for many. The Opera Ball is also being postponed to a later date.
  • The Market at Sawyer Yards has cancelled Second Saturday, scheduled for March 14.
  • Several events at Murder by the Book have been cancelled.
  • Asia Society Texas has cancelled its daytime spring break activities, outdoor movie nights, Bento workshop, and conversation with author Gloria Chao. 
  • Party on the Plaza’s first show of the spring season, scheduled for March 26, has been cancelled.
  • Many Blue Willow Bookshop readings and events that were scheduled for March and April have been postponed or cancelled.
  • Buffalo Bayou Partnership has cancelled all events, tours, and programs through April 1. 
  • McDonald's All American Games, scheduled for April 1, have been cancelled.
  • Pavel Haas Quartet, scheduled for March 17, has been cancelled
  • Market Square Park has cancelled all events through the month of March, including its St. Patrick’s Day Concert.
  • Stages has cancelled all performances through March 22.
  • Lakewood Church is suspending in-person sermons for the weekend of March 14–15. The services will be broadcast via Facebook, Youtube, Roku, JoelOsteen.comLakewoodChurch.com, and SiriusXM.
  • Harris County will not be holding jury trials for the rest of March. 
  • All Downtown District programming has been cancelled through April 1. 
  • Public Art University of Houston System has canceled its Public Art Studio events, tours, and programs through the end of April.
  • The Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series event featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts and Natalie Diaz, scheduled for March 23, has been cancelled.
  • The Southern Smoke Foundation has cancelled its spring event scheduled for March 28 at the Revaire. Southern Smoke founder, chef Chris Shepherd, said the organization decided to cancel the event "in consideration of the City of Houston's announcement regarding events in Houston in the coming weeks."
  • The University of Houston’s Frontier Fiesta 2020, scheduled for March 19–21, has been canceled.
  • Inman Gallery has canceled its exhibition opening scheduled for March 13. A closing reception with the artists will be held instead.
  • The 2020 Symposium and Texas Art Fair, scheduled for April 24– 26, is canceled.
  • Art League Houston has canceled its exhibition openings scheduled for March 13. ALH is working on organizing a gallery walk-through and artist interview to be broadcast instead. Galleries will be closed until further notice/ 
  • Project Row Houses’ opening event and market for Round 51: Local Impact II, scheduled for March 14, has been canceled. Project Row Houses is closed. 
  • Discovery Green Conservancy has canceled park events through April 1. However, the Roller Rink, the Lake Hose and The Grove remain open.
  • The Japanese Festival Houston, scheduled for May 2–3, has been postponed
  • The Tomball German Heritage Festival, scheduled for March 27–29, has been canceled.
  • The Progressive Forum Houston’s event with Robert Reich, scheduled for April 6, is canceled. Ticket buyers will receive an automatic refund.
  • Levy Park has canceled all its programs and events through the end of March. These include the St. Patrick's Day Festival, scheduled for March 15, and Spring Break at Levy Park, scheduled for March 16–20.
  • 8th Wonder Brewery has postponed its seventh annual Celebr8ion, which was scheduled for March 21. 8th Wonder will issue refunds for all tickets and announce release dates for specialty beers that were supposed to be unveiled at the event.
  • The Bayou City Classic 5k and 10k, scheduled for March 14, is canceled. The organizers are working to reschedule the event, which is nonrefundable. 
  • The Texas Library Association's conference, scheduled for March 24–27, has been canceled. The TLA is working on creating a virtual conference in its place. 
  • The Bayou City Arts Festival, scheduled for March 29, will be postponed. 
  • RodeoHouston ended by 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. It was previously scheduled to run through March 22. 

Postponed

  •  Pride Houston's 2020 Pride Celebration  has been postponed until the fall. 
  • The USGA today announced that due to the evolving dynamics of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 75th U.S. Women’s Open, originally scheduled for June 4-7 at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, has been postponed to Dec. 10-13. 
  • Society for the Performing Arts has postponed or cancelled all events through mid-May, including Drum Tao, which had been scheduled for March 27 at Jones Hall. 
  • All performances of the Hobby Center's Fiddler on the Roof have been postponed.
  • The Theatre Under The Stars Gala 2020 has been postponed until the fall. 
  • Lady of Agreda, scheduled to run through April 5, has been postponed.
  • All Heights Theater shows are postponed through March 31.
  • Paw Patrol Live!, scheduled for March 13–15 at the Hobby Center, has been postponed. New dates will be announced.
  • Secrets & Illusions, scheduled for March 14 at the Hobby Center, has been rescheduled for December 6.
  • The Offshore Technology Conference, which drew more than 60,000 last year, has been postponed. It was slated to take place May 4 to 7. It will now be rescheduled in either August or September.
  • Healthcare for the Homeless's seventh annual 7th Annual HeART & Harmony Gala, scheduled for March 20, has been postponed until September 25. 
  • Heights Kinds Day of Music, scheduled for March 28, has been postponed.
  • Kenny Chesney’s Chillaxification Tour, which was making a stop at Minute Maid Park on May 22, has been postponed. A new show date has not been announced.
  • Puptopia Festival at Discovery Green, scheduled for March 28, has been rescheduled for May 16.
  • Bachenato 2020, scheduled for March 14, has been rescheduled for June 11.
  • Art Lyrica’s Bach on Harpsichord, scheduled for March 14, is being postponed.
  • Cirque du Soleil is postponing all performances of its show ALEGRIA through April 12.
  • Houston Ballet has postponed its Forged in Houston performances, originally running from March 12–22, until May 21–31.
  • The Brazos Bookstore reading featuring Christina Soontornvat, scheduled for March 24, has been postponed and rescheduled for July 11.
  • The Brazos Bookstore reading featuring James McBride, scheduled for March 25, has been postponed until further notice.
  • Karbach Brewing Co. has postponed their March 14 Light Circus Spring Break Concert event. Already-purchased tickets will be honored for the new date, but they will refund tickets to those who cannot make it to the rescheduled show. Karbach will remain open during their normal business hours.
  • Houston foodies should know that the annual James Beard Awards event has been postponed to summer 2020, according to the James Beard Foundation. An official date is yet to be revealed. The announcement revealing 2020 nominees is still scheduled to occur as planned, on March 25 in Philadelphia.
  • The Fresh Arts Comics Ball, which had been previously scheduled for March 28, has been postponed. 
  • The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival, scheduled for April 4–5, has been postponed. A new date will be announced in the future.
  • The Makeup Show Houston has postponed their March show due to Coronavirus concerns. The show will now take place August 1–2.  

Closures

Note: For a more complete list of school closures, click here.

  • Space Center Houston is closed until further notice.
  • Texas State Parks have limited park programming and have closed access to park headquarters, visitor centers, and park stores, including TPWD law enforcement and boat registration offices. Licenses and boat registrations can still be applied for online. Click here for the latest info are individual parks' statuses. 
  • Yogaworks has cancelled all classes.
  • Black Swan Yoga has cancelled all classes, but is offering free classes streamed via Instagram. 
  • The Johnny Steele Dog Park, the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area, and both visitor centers at Buffalo Bayou Park have been closed due to coronavirus. 
  • All YMCA facilities are closed due to concerns about the coronavirus.
  • The Orange Show and The Beer Can House have closed until further notice.
  • Houston Public Libraries is closing services at all locations until further notice.
  • The Children's Museum is closed through March.
  • The Houston Zoo is closed until April 3. 
  • Houston Children’s Museum has closed through the end of the month.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has suspended its tours, films and other events through March 30. The museum is closed.
  • The Houston Holocaust Museum is closed through March. 
  • The Jung Center has closed its galleries, and will move its classes online, including free anxiety-relief classes. 
  • The Menil Collection is closed. 
  • Lawndale Arts Center is closed.
  • Houston Museum of African American Culture will be closed through March. 
  • Houston Center for Photography is closed, and classes will be moved online. 
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft will close temporarily beginning March 18. 
  • DiverseWorks is closed until further notice. 
  • The Czech Center Museum will close March 17.
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston closed March 16. The museum plans to shift programs online. 
  • Buffalo Soldiers Museum will temporarily close beginning March 17. 
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science, including its satellite locations George Observatory and HMNS at Sugar Land, will be closed March 17–27.
  • Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston has closed through March 29.
  • Lone Star Flight Museum has closed through March 31.
  • Asia Society Texas Center has temporarily suspended public programs and exhibition viewing.
  • The Moody Center for the Arts is closed until further notice.
  • The Post Oak School is closed March 16–27. March 13 conferences will continue.
  • Spring break activities at Duschesne Academy of the Sacred Heart are cancelled. 
  • Episcopal High School is closed until March 30. Online classes will begin March 23.
  • All on-site classes and activities at The Emery/Weiner School from March 16–20 are cancelled. Online instruction will begin March 16.
  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School will conduct classes online starting March 24
  • Following spring break, St. Agnes Academy's campus will be closed for two weeks starting March 23. Classes will be conducted online through April 3. SAT administration on March 14 is also cancelled. 
  • The John Cooper School has extended its spring break through March 20. All extracurricular activities, including athletics and performing arts, are cancelled until further notice.
  • In-person classes at St. John's School are cancelled March 23–27. Check out this link for updates on the school's remote learning plan.
  • All in-person activities at The Awty International School are cancelled through March 23. Student remote learning for students will begin on Monday and continue through next Friday, March 20.
  • All Kinkaid School on-campus classes, rehearsals, activities, practices, games, and performances are cancelled through March 27. Classes will resume on March 30. 
  • HISD has suspended classes through March 30. 
  • Aldine ISD will remain closed after spring break until March 23.
  • Alief ISD has started spring break a day early, canceling classes on March 13. 
  • Conroe ISD is closed from March 16 to March 20. 
  • Cy-Fair ISD will be closed from 4 p.m., March 13–22.
  • Galena Park ISD has canceled classes from March 16–20.
  • Galveston ISD has canceled classes from March 16–20. 
  • Humble ISD is closed from March 12–21.
  • Hempstead ISD is staying closed through March 20.
  • Spring ISD is closed through March 20.
  • Pearland ISD has canceled classes from March 16–20.
  • Magnolia ISD has canceled classes from March 16–20. 
  • Klein ISD has extended spring break and canceled classes from March 16–20 after learning of an individual in the Klein ISD community with a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 exposure. 
  • Fort Bend ISD will suspend classes for at least two weeks following spring break. During this period, FBISD will finalize online learning logistics and training for staff, according to the release. 
  • Katy ISD is postponing the return from spring break for at least a week. 
  • Texas Southern University cancelled classes on March 13 and is now on spring break through March 22. Classes are expected to resume online only. 
  • All University of Houston-Downtown classes, including in-person classes, online classes, and labs, are suspended March 16–22. Students, including Student Workers, should not come to campus during this time, but faculty and staff should. All UHD locations will remain open. All course-related activities from March 23–April 4 will be conducted online. 
  • Prairie View A&M University will suspend classes until March 23 and students are encouraged to stay off campus. Faculty and staff will begin training to learn to conduct remote classes next week, starting March 16.
  • The University of Houston has canceled classes for the week of March 16 and will start offering remote classes on March 23. Students have been asked to stay home, though university housing and dining services will be “open for student residents who need it.”
  • St. Thomas' Episcopal School is closed for the next two weeks after learning a student may have been exposed to the virus. 
  • Rice University is closed through March 13 while faculty and students are preparing to work remotely.
  • University of St. Thomas in Houston cancels class at noon today through Friday, March 13. The campus remains open. Spring break is next week and on March 23 classes will resume online. 
  • HCC is extending student spring break by two days. HCC classes will not resume until Wednesday, March 25. All faculty and staff are still required to report for duty starting Monday, March 23.

We'll continue updating this list as plans continue to shift and adjust in the face of COVID-19. For more news updates, go here.

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