What’s happening, Houston! We’re kicking off your week with a fresh new batch of things to do in Houston!
Our picks this week: a foodie fest, biking bonanza, and a community comedy show. Keep reading for the deets!
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Events This Weekend
1. USATF Invitational
The USA Track & Field is bringing its third Silver continental tour, Journey to Gold -Tokyo Outdoor Track & Field Series, to Texas!
Join participants and guests at Prairie View A&M University to watch high-level competitive professional athletes and Olympic hopefuls as they compete for World ranking points and cash prizes! This event is part of The Journey to Gold – Tokyo Series, which holds eleven different meets in eight cities and provides over $1 million in prize money.
MAY 25 | 10AM-4:15PM
Prairie View University-Track and Field Stadium, 1600 Stadium Dr, Prairie View, Texas, 77445
Calling all bikers! The Houston Heights Bicycle Rally and Scavenger Hunt is back! This family-friendly event guides participants through the lovely scenery of the Heights while searching for clues to complete the year’s scavenger hunt.
Funds raised at the event will go towards maintaining the historic Houston Heights Fire Station, Marmion Park, Donovan Park, and the Heights Boulevard esplanade, which remain free and open to the public.
This is not a race! The Rally & Scavenger Hunt is a casual, self-paced ride open to riders of all ages. Choose between a 15-mile to explore the Houston Heights or a shorter 5-mile ride if you have younger guests.
Registration is now open for the 15-mile and the 5-mile routes! Grab your friends and fam for a wonderful day of bike riding, exploring, and community!
MAY 29-31 | 8AM–5PM
107 W 12th Street, Houston, Texas, 77008
3. 2021 Houston Food Fest
Houston’s premier food festival is back! Enjoy food from over 70 different food vendors from Houston, Austin, and other surrounding cities – from tacos to gumbo to ice cream to vegan burgers to BBQ and more!
Guests can also enjoy a day of fun activities, including live music, a dance floor, and plenty of space to spread out and eat.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Midtown Park as you enjoy your food, fam & friends in the sun! You won’t want to miss one of Houston’s largest food festivals – grab your ticket today!
MAY 29 | 12PM-10PM
Midtown Park, 2811 Travis Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
4. The Riot Comedy Show with Cipha Sounds
Grab friends or a date for a night of laughter & comedy! The Riot Comedy Show series returns with yet another new guest – comedian Cipha Sounds!
The legendary Rudyards’ comedy room will feature Sounds and a lineup of other local comedians, as well as tasty food, a full bar, and a warm atmosphere.
NYC comedian, DJ, and TV personality Cipha Sounds has been entertaining the masses with his own unique stand-up sets and has served as the DJ on the Chappelle Show, and a VJ on MTV’s Sucker Free Countdown.
🗓 MAY 29 | 10PM-11:55PM
📍 Rudyards, 2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas, 77006
5. Darrell Scott
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Darrell Scott will be featured at the Heights Theater for a one-of-a-kind, intimate show!
Fresh from touring with Robert Plant and the Zac Brown Band (2 years with each), Darrell Scott has remained busy, including producing albums for Malcolm Holcomb and Guy Clark and being named “songwriter of the year” for both ASCAP and NSAI. However, these days, the Tennessee native spends his time playing music across the country, bringing Southern style to theaters and venues.
Fans of country and rock won’t want to miss this musical treat!
MAY 29 | 8PM–10PM
The Heights Theater, 339 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008
Local Business Spotlight
Summer’s around the corner – what better way to celebrate than with a Houston classic, BBQ!
The Pit Room is your next stop for delicious, homemade BBQ. Founded by restaurant veteran Michael Sambrooks, The Pit Room’s main calling card are the two, custom-made, barrel-style offset smokers they use to create their addictive BBQ. Guests can enjoy a variety of dishes, including ribs & brisket, thanks to the Pit Room’s in-house setup.
Everything at the Pit Room is made from scratch, from the main entrees to the side dishes! The Pit Room works with their own special recipes in order to reimagine some of your favorite dishes, like coleslaw and mac & cheese. You’ll definitely taste the difference with one bite!
Don’t miss your chance to try one of Houston’s most beloved BBQ spots! We recommend trying the brisket tacos or the “elote” – yum!
More Things to Do in Houston
As always, we love supporting other influencers here in Houston! This week, we’re sending lots of love to Tory of @foodwithtory.htx!
Tory’s feed highlights the best (and tastiest!) of Houston! Travel along on her foodie adventures for mouthwatering pics of some of the most delicious burgers, seafood, ramen and much more you can find in the city!
You’ll come for the food pics, but you’ll stay for the giveaways! Show Tory some love and let her know StufftoDoinHouston sent you!