Food Fest and More Stuff to Do in Houston

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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

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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. 

Event Details
🗓 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!

Event Details
🗓 MAY 29-31 | 8AM–5PM
📍107 W 12th Street, Houston, Texas, 77008

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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!

Event Details
🗓 MAY 29 | 12PM-10PM
📍Midtown Park, 2811 Travis Street, Houston, Texas, 77006

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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.

Event Details
🗓 MAY 29 | 10PM-11:55PM
📍 Rudyards, 2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas, 77006

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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!

Event Details
🗓 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!

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Michelle Ofiwe

Michelle Ofiwe

Michelle is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Houston City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Houston area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinHouston on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.