15 Things to Do in Houston This Month

41st Annual International Watermedia Exhibition

Through Sunday, April 1

  • Watercolor Art Society – Houston
    Come see why watercolorists from around the world are so excited. This exhibition highlights artistic excellence from 100 global participants in a gallery exhibit in the city’s popular Museum District. Art collectors and enthusiasts alike can enjoy this collection of paintings.


Houston Astros Opening Day at Minute Maid Park

Monday, April 2

  • Houston Astros fans still get to enjoy the perks of last season. Watch the Houston Astros receive their World Series rings and raise the championship flag before the game begins. The expected sellout crowd will watch the Astros take on the Baltimore Orioles.


Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

Wednesday, April 4

  • Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land
    There’s only a single performance (at 8 p.m.) of Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.


John Cleese: Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Thursday, April 5

  • Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land
    See the living comedy legend John Cleese, along with a screening of Monty Python and The Holy Grail, at this 8 p.m. show.


Child Advocates Light of Hope

Friday, April 6

  • Sugar Land Town Square
    Child Advocates of Fort Bend kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month with this annual event filled with blue balloons and t-shirts, special tributes and live music.


Houston Zydeco Fest

Saturday, April 7

  • Bayou City Event Center
    Come to the Bayou City Event Center in Downtown to enjoy live music, food vendors, and more. Tickets are $15.


Brazilian Food & Music Festival

Sunday, April 8

  • The Wildcatter Saloon in Katy
    Experience Brazilian culture with traditional cuisine, live music, children’s activities and more.


McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival

Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8

  • Bring the whole family for two days of games, circus acts, rides, food, character appearances and more. The Festival features more than 300 fun activities, including 14 Adventure Zones and six stages of music and entertainment, to create awareness and funding to help the abused and neglected children of Houston.


Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair

Wednesday through Sunday, April 4-8

  • The 15th anniversary event will celebrate Gulf Coast to global foods, cultures and traditions. Highlights will include a seafood Dinner (Wednesday), Street Food Bites and Bartenders Challenge (Thursday), Grand Tasting (Friday), a Sip & Stroll at Brazos River Park (Saturday) and a Bistro Brunch on Sunday.


The 31st Annual Houston Art Car Parade

Saturday, April 14

Line up downtown on Allen Parkway for a front row seat for the parade of more than 250 mobile works of art from 23 states, Canada and Mexico.


Mac & Cheese Festival

Saturday, April 17

  • Silver Street Studios
    Come taste samples from 40 of Houston’s best restaurants serving their creative take on your favorite creamy comfort food, paired with libations, live music, local vendors and more.


The Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival

Sunday, April 22

  • The island’s annual event features a Premium Wine Tasting alongside bold food pairings and a Grand Wine Tasting with tapas-style plates.


51st Annual WorldFest – Houston Independent Film Festival

April 20-29

  • The AMC Studio 30 on Dunvale
    Choose from 200 independent films, in 10 major categories, made by filmmakers from 76 different countries, at the diamond edition of the oldest independent film and video festival in the world. All screenings are open to the general public.


BP MS150

Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29

  • Join spectators watching more than 13,000 cyclists who will bike from Houston to Austin during this annual fundraiser supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.



Through Sunday, April 29

  • Main Street Theater – Rice Village
    Daisy is a play based on one of the most infamous commercial ever conceived: the “Daisy” ad, which only aired on TV once in the fall of 1964 in support of Lyndon B. Johnson. It launched the age of negative campaigns and forever changed political ads and U.S. elections.

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