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Houston Events You Can’t Miss This March

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It’s March! One of Houston’s busiest months EVER! And if you don’t know why, then… I can’t help you.

Of course it’s RODEO season!!!! Eeek, what a time to be a Houstonian. Before I get too off topic, allow me to direct you to our rodeo guides. We’ve got:

Whether you’re eating, drinking, or rodeo-ing your way around town this month, here’s a curated list of events not to miss!

This week

  • Succulent Terrarium Craft & Sip with The Craft Tribe and Lawless Spirits & Kitchen: Create your own terrarium with fresh succulents while sipping cocktails at happy hour! $35 includes all your supplies. Come for crafting, enjoy trivia and FREE drinks! PLANT PLANS.
  • Light Circus Spring Break concert at Karbach: Saturday, March 14, 6 to 11 pm, at Karbach. Ghostland Observatory and ISHI (plus a DJ set) with enthralling light displays — and delicious beer. What more can you ask for? Tickets are $30. Cheers!
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parties start! Saturday, March 14. When St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday, you start the party on the Saturday before. Click here FOR ALLLLL the green beer options.
  • Whitney Cummings at House of Blues: Saturday, March 14, at 8 pm. Step one: Watch Whitney Cummings’ specials on Netflix. Step 2: fall in love with her extremely real comedy. Step 3: Decide it’s time to see her live THIS WEEKEND! GET TIX!
  • Camp David: Feb. 14 through March 15 at The Alley Theatre. Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright offers a behind-the-scenes look at a historical moment whose legacy continues to resonate 41 years later. In the tumultuous 1970s, Middle East peace seemed nearly as impossible as it does today. Yet during 13 days in 1978, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, with the powerful help of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, hammered out an agreement that inspired the entire world. Wright’s play delivers a tremendously human look at both the hope and the cost of that historic moment. PLAY ON.


  • 1984: March 6 through 29 at The Alley Theatre. Based on George Orwell’s futuristic novel, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith and a stark vision of a world in which freedom of action, word, and thought are controlled by Big Brother. How far are we from realizing Orwell’s nightmare? Are we already there? PLAY ON.
  • Sleeping Beauty at the Houston Ballet: Feb. 25 – March 6. Y’all, this here is an EPIC ballet! It’s three acts with a prelude (and intermissions in between) that spans Princess Aura’s life from her christening where she’s cursed by an evil fairy to her rescue from a dashing prince. Budget around 3 hours for this one and ENJOY! BALLET AWAY!
  • Cirque du Soleil’s Under the Big Top: Feb. 29 – April 12 at Sam Houston Racepark. Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria puts the circ back in circus! Incredible movements and tricks with a fun, playful theme, this one is one not to miss! CIRCUS TIME.
  • Heights Morning Market: Every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm in the Heights! SHOP TIL YOU DROP!
  • Joystix freeplay Friday: First and last Fridays of the month from 9 pm to 2 am. It’s $15 cash to play allllll the arcade games you’ve ever wanted. More.

PSA. It’s Crawfish Season.

Check out these crawfish events and, as always, view our guide for where to eat some mudbugs.

  • Crawfish Kickoff Party at The Union Kitchen on Washington4-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. Crawfish boil, live music by Susan Hickman, drink specials and more. Beginning March 6, TUK will serve crawfish from open to close in the bar area and on the patio, with all-you-can eat crawfish and live music on the last Saturday of every month from 2-7 p.m. 
  • Heights Crawfish BoilMarch 7, 2020. Free event — must buy crawfish bucks to redeem for crawfish (buy ahead and get a discount!) More.
  • 3rd Annual Crawfish Cook-off at Cottonwood. March 15, 2020. $30 all you can eat crawfish! More.
  • Annual Crawfish Feast at Houston Cider CompanyMarch 21, 2020. Cider sounds pretty yum as a crawfish pairing! More.

Later this month

  • St. Patrick’s Day: Tuesday, March 17. Grab your green beer and fund something festive to wear — St. Paddy’s Day is coming in hot. Read about how to celebrate here!
  • Rooftop Cinema Club returns! Wednesday, March 18. A whole new season of film faves from this rooftop movie theater. Read more about the experience. GET TIX.
  • Epic Inflatable Obstacle Course: Saturday, March 21. No deets out yet, but if you’re up for a fun challenge, this might be it. EPIC.
  • Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park: Friday-Sunday, March 27-29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fine art festival brings 20,000 art patrons to Memorial Park for a three days consisting of 300 artists from around the country, plenty of good eats and food trucks, music entertainment, crafts in the Children’s Creative Zone and so much more!
  • Downtown Houston Home Tour: Saturday, March 28, 10 am to 5 pm. Urban living is pretty freaking cute if you’re doing it right — and these places definitely are. Home sweet home.
  • Chef Fest 2020: Sunday, March 29, at Harvest Green Village Farm in Richmond, Texas. The event is all about showcasing the intersection of local agriculture and the commercial kitchen. Tickets are $100. FRESH FOODS.

Darn, missed these:

  • Country Queens Drag Brunch: Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 am at the House of Blues Restaurant. Kick off Rodeo season with a “Country Queens” Drag Diva Brunch with hits from some of country music’s leading ladies, including Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, and more. Tickets are $46 each and include a full buffet. YEEHAW.
  • French Cultures Festival: Friday, March 6, in Discovery Green. The free and family event, open to the public, will be held on Friday, March 6 from 6pm to 10pm at Discovery Green in downtown Houston, showcasing a bouncing mix of French / Indie & Blues rock, folk, pop and soul sounds with three bands: CharlElie Couture (France, produced in the 80’s by Houston-based publisher Michael Zilkha), Ariane Roy (Québec) and Vodi (Houston, TX). OUI, MUSIQUE!
  • Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta: Saturday, March 7. You gotta regatta! Click here for everything you need to know before you row.

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