Best things to do this week: July 18-24, 2022

NRG hosts five days of dog competitions this week | Courtesy of Houston World Series of Dog Shows

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24, 2022.

This week you can choose from dog shows or extravagant weddings, sporting events, retro concerts and more.

We’ve narrowed it down to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the expanded calendar for more events in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24, 2022.

High 15 Festivals, Events and Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Ecosystem Adventure at the Houston Botanical Garden | From Monday July 18 to Friday July 22 – This week-long nature camp helps elementary-age children connect with plants through thoughtful and diverse lessons, hands-on activities, and interactions with natural environments. $225 per child for the week. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Manchester City v Club America at NRG Stadium | Wednesday July 20 – English Premier League champions Manchester City arrive in H-Town for a summer friendly with famed Mexican side Club América. $35 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston World Series of Dog Shows at the NRG Center | From Wednesday 20 July to Sunday 24 July – See a group of four-legged friends compete in a series of events, across 150 different breeds, vying for the coveted “Best in Show”. Competitive events include flyball, creative grooming, a frisbee show, and canine musical freestyle. $15; free for children under 12. Reduced admission on certain days. Hours vary.
  • Jacksfilms presents Yippee live! Live! at House of Blues Houston | Thursday July 21 – Popular comedian and YouTube star John Patrick Douglass makes a stopover in Houston with a live set of YIAH! (Yesterday I asked you), its hilarious interactive game show where audience members submit their silliest answers to questions and compete to see who is the funniest. $30. 7 p.m.
  • Train, featuring Jewel & Blues Traveler performing at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday July 21 – Hot on the heels of releasing their first album in five years, the Grammy Award-winning rock band known as Train hits the woods, joined by prolific singer-songwriter Jewel and the band blues-rock Blues Traveler. $29.50 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Kendrick Lamar in concert at the Toyota Center | friday july 22 – Fresh off the release of his hit album, Mr. Morale and the High Steps, legendary rapper Kendrick Lamar comes to Toyota Center for one of the most anticipated concerts of the year, joined by Baby Keem and Tanna Leone. Tickets are sold on site, but you can find cheaper, better or hard-to-get seats in the online ticket resale market. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Horror Film Festival at the Houston Marriott of Westchase | From Friday July 22 to Sunday July 24 – Get ready for a hair-raising convention of horror movie icons with film screenings, memorabilia vendors, panel discussions, cosplay and meet-and-greets with horror movie stars from halloween kills, Friday 13, Hereditary, and much more. $15 and up. Hours vary.
  • Comedian Mark Normand at Houston Improv | From Friday July 22 to Sunday July 24 – Catch the New York-based comedian who has already made stops on Comedy Central, the late-night talk show circuit, and in his latest hour-long special, Go out for lunch on Youtube. Tickets are sold at the table; $60 for 2 or more. Hours vary.
  • Trae Day Family Funday at Aveva Stadium | Saturday July 23 | FREE – Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth is hosting a family festival in South Houston, with free school supplies, backpacks and goodies, plus animals, games, rides, exhibit tiles, and more . 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Minnesota United FC at PNC Stadium | Saturday July 23 – Bolstered by the arrival of Héctor Herrera, Dynamo are looking to get back into the playoffs against another Western Conference opponent. $14 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan at the Cullen Performance Hall | Saturday July 23 – NBC’s prolific comedian and actor 30 Rock, Saturday Night Liveand more recently on TBS’ The last OG, comes to the Cullen Theater on the University of Houston campus on the No Disrespect Tour. $34 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Bridal Extravaganza Summer Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24 – Plan all aspects of your upcoming nuptials at this summer edition of this exhibition which features vendors, caterers, decor, flowers, wedding dresses and everything else from top to bottom for any wedding party . $5; $49 for VIP packages with additional benefits. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • HMS apron at Hobby Center | Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24 | Opening weekend – The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston presents the 70th anniversary of the hysterical love story, HMS apron featuring England team-mate Alistair Donkin’s latest performance. $29 and up. Hours vary.
  • Houston Cricket Festival at Moosa Stadium | Sunday, July 24 | FREE Brand new Pearland Stadium hosts Houston’s first-ever Cricket Festival, featuring a dual schedule of minor league cricket matches, fixtures with national and international cricketers, local food trucks, giveaways and a clinic half hour free cricket match for young fans. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Summer Tasting and Open House at Ronin Art House Harrisburg | Sunday July 24 | FREE – Wolfe & Wine Co. presents a free culinary tasting experience featuring cuisines from around the world – with personalized interactive menus inspired by favorite destinations – and handcrafted cocktails and mocktails at Ronin Harrisburg in the East End near the center -town. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Many more things to do in Houston

  • Top concerts and live shows this week – Check out our top picks for local and touring musicians, stars and personalities taking the stage in H-Town this week.
  • Top games and sporting events this week – Expand select professional and college sports games, traveling sports competitions, local fitness and participatory events, and more.
  • Top things for kids and families to do this week – Focus on the best option for families and juniors around Greater Houston.
  • Current temporary museum exhibits and art installations in Greater Houston – Explore the latest installations and short-term exhibits at museums and venues around Houston, with a focus on art, history, and science.
  • More options on our calendar – Explore more live entertainment, events, pop-ups, markets and other options around Houston.

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Gabi De la Rosa is a lifestyle writer and editor in Houston. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her looking for the new restaurant or travel destination. She can easily feel at home in the mountains or at the beach. Discover his latest adventures on Instagram @gabioftheroses_htx.

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