Culture guide: Where to find Houston’s best events this weekend and beyond

Oh weekend, how we yearn for thee!

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Find a concert, a craft market, or a festival. Or get suggestions for an event to attend, or maybe just something fun to do with your family.

Here you’ll find the most promising cultural offerings the Houston area has to offer this weekend.

🎵 Carrie Underwood in concert

The eight-time Grammy Award-winner will bring her “Denim & Rhinestones Tour” to the Toyota Center Thursday. She will be joined by special guest Jimmie Allen. Tickets are $59.50 to $125.00. You can purchase them here.

🍺 Wild West Brew Fest

Katy’s Wild West Brew Fest, Nov. 3 to 5 at Typhoon Texas Water Park, will serve more than 500 varieties of beer and offer live entertainment, tasting events, and more. Find more information here.

🧶 International Quilt Festival

Thousands of enthusiasts are expected to attend the country’s largest quilt event, the International Quilt Festival, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Nov. 3 to 6. More than 1,600 quilts and textile art will be on display, and there will be quilt contests and quilting supplies. Hundreds of lectures and classes on quilting subjects are scheduled; the admission to each lecture varies and is not included in the festival entrance fee. The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $15, children under 10 are free. Find more information here.

🏍️ Lone Star Rally

Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country are expected to descend on Galveston Island Nov. 4 to 7 for the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally. The rally typically draws 400,000 people across the causeway each year. Events include competitions, bike exhibitions, and concerts. View details here.

🎁 Sugar Plum Market

Holiday markets ushers in the twinkliest season of the year. They’re a de facto invitation to cast aside jack-o-lanterns, plastic pumpkins and autumnal décor in favor of tinsel, pine trees and all-things red and green. The Sugar Plum Market in Fort Bend County has been going strong since 2001. The mind-bogglingly massive three-day shopping extravaganza will take over the Stafford Centre Nov. 3 to 5. Over 100 vendors will offer an array of oh-so-tempting goodies -- including but not limited to -- gourmet food, home goods, kitchen wares, clothing, toys and, of course, holiday decorations galore. Admission is $15. Find more information here.

❄️ The Light Park

As temperatures drop (kind of) and a new year looms (just two months left, people!), a beloved winter tradition has returned: light shows. The dazzling spectacle that is the Light Park will begin operating its locations in Katy and Spring on Nov. 4. The mile-long light show consists of over one million lights and includes a 700-foot LED tunnel. The park’s light show is synced and choreographed to holiday music. Find more information here.

🎤 “Chris Rock: Ego Death World Tour 2022″

Comedian Chris Rock will bring his brand of comedy to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land Nov. 5 and 6 as part of his world tour . With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Tickets are $49.50 - $125.00. View event details here.

💀 Houston Día de lost Muertos Parade

On Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. free Día de los Muertos festivities will be held in Sam Houston Park. Events include a parade, live music and arts and crafts. Find more information here.

Need more ideas, inspiration, etc.? Browse our community calendar for even more promising cultural offerings the Houston area has to offer this weekend and beyond.

About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.