Things to Do Around Houston in January 2022
Houston is a treasure trove of possibilities. Whether you’re a party animal, a sports fanatic, an art geek, or someone who relishes being outdoors, you’ll find that Houston easily accommodates diverse tastes and preferences.
To help you gear up for the new year, here is a list of things to do around Houston in January of 2022:
Big Band of Brothers with Jaimoe at House of Blues
The Big Band of Brothers featuring the Allman Brothers is a Jazz celebration that aims to bring music lovers, artists, and jazz enthusiasts under one roof. Featuring Jaimoe, the American drummer and percussionist, and starring Sammy Miller & the Congregation, the event promises to be unforgettable.
Now, that’s something you wouldn’t want to miss out on, right?
$2 from every ticket sold will benefit the nonprofit Big House Foundation, whose primary mission is to preserve and promote the rich musical heritage and inclusive, diverse culture of the Allman Brothers Band through music education programs and exhibits.
Address: House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St., Houston
Timing: January 16, 2022, 8:00 pm
Ticket Price: $37 to $71. Book here.
The War on Drugs at White Oak Music Hall
The performance of legendary opener The Moon, along with the American Rock band The War on Drugs at White Oak Music Hall promises to be a fantastic experience. The rhythms, the bass, the drums, the saxophones, the brutally honest lyrics, the raw emotions, the “psychedelic” light show, and the overall setting of the rock concert make it a feast for the senses.
Come over for an exquisite level of rock music and professionalism in a band, an experience you’ll actively seek for years to come. hear over here to find a comprehensive list of places to enjoy live music in Houston.
Address: 2915 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
Timing: January 22, 2022, 7:00 pm
Ticket Price: $46 and up. Book here.
The Life and Music of George Michael at House of Blues
Celebrate the music and legacy of the legendary George Michael at House of Blues. This tribute concert offers guests an experience they’ll never forget.
You can fuel up the pre-show by booking a reservation at the Restaurant & Bar. If you’re 21+ and in for a night of fun with your friends, keep the party going after-hours by enjoying the finest in food and craft cocktails in the Foundation room. The heady combination of fantastic music and great food and drinks promises to be memorable.
Address: House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St., Houston
Timing: January 30, 2022, 7:00 pm
Ticket Price: $26 to $46. Book here.
Houston Cougars Men’s Basketball vs. East Carolina Pirates Men’s Basketball at Fertitta Center
Watch the Houston Cougars vs. the East Carolina Pirates at the massive 7,100-seat multi-purpose Fertitta Center. Root for the Houston Cougars Men’s Basketball and bring energy to Fertitta.
Come prepared to cheer for your favorite team and revel in the ups and downs of an exciting ball game.
Address: Fertitta Center, 3875 Holman Street; Houston, Texas 77004
Timing: January 22, 2022, 5:00 pm
Ticket Price: $10 to $60. Book here.
Monster Jam at NRG Stadium
If you are into motorsports, here’s the perfect event for you. The Monster Jam at NRG stadium is a motorsports competition where world-class athletes drive 12,000-pound trucks and perform gravity-defying feats.
A full-throttle family-friendly event, Monster Jam is notorious for its fantastic, lively crowd, good food, great drinks, and popular trucks like Gravedigger and Megalodon. The competition promises unlimited fun, thrills, and intrigue.
The event can be a little loud for the tiny tots, so make sure to bring ear protection if you’re visiting with family or don’t like loud noises.
Address: NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054
Timing: January 29, 2022, 7:00 pm
Ticket Price: $20 to $115. Book here.
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Center
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs is a Rodeo night presented by Reliant. This night will witness Jalen Green and Dejounte Murray in an I-10 matchup. With two young squads pitted against each other, the event promises adventure, excitement, intrigue, and a fantastic edge-of-your-seat experience.
Want to build on that vibe? Book a suite at the Toyota Center to get the much sought-after private, exclusive experience. The best views of the venue and access to the finest in hospitality and entertainment? It can’t get any better than that!
Address: 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002
Timing: January 25, 2022, 7:00 pm
Ticket Price: $9 to $1500+. Book here.
Art and Theater
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert at Jones Hall
“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure!”
The Harry Potter world has an undeniably magical appeal. Wee lads and full-fledged adults alike wish to be a part of a world that’s full of adventure. Turn that dream into reality at Jones Hall by stepping right into the sixth installment of the series—Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Witness Harry Potter’s obsession with a mysterious potions book and all the intriguing discoveries it brings at this live-to-film concert. Make sure to bring your family along; after all, nothing can beat Voldemort if not the power of love.
Address: 615 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77208
Timing: January 14,2022 to January 16,2022, 7:30 pm
Ticket Price: $34 to $134. Book here.
Matteo Lane at Houston Improv Comedy Club
Matteo Lane, a New-York based comedian who has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO’s Crashing, Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Will & Grace, offers guests an evening of unparalleled comedy to add a spark of laughter in their lives.
Make your way to Houston Improv Comedy Club to hear Matteo Lane’s lively anecdotes and observations of the world around him. This compact spot also serves food and drinks, making it the perfect destination for a fun, casual date or a night out with friends.
Address: 7620 Katy Fwy #455, Houston, TX 77024
Timing: January 26, 2022, 7:30 pm
Ticket Price: $0 to $180. Book here.
Film Screening: Sun Children at The Texas Center
The 29th Houston Festival of Films from Iran brings viewers a masterpiece by the acclaimed director Majid Majidi. A master of combining elements of adventure and humanist drama with a Neo-realist approach, this gripping tale of youthful struggle and determination is bound to add a new perspective to your outlook on life.
Don’t believe us? Believe The Guardian. Here’s what they said (and what we 100% agree with): “Energetic and heartfelt, tipping towards tragedy, Sun Children crawls through the mud and emerges all the stronger. The quest is a red herring; the real treasure is the film.”
Address: 1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004
Timing: January 26, 2022, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ticket Price: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Book here.
Skating with the Stars on Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green
Come to Discovery Green to watch and skate alongside Houston’s top figure skaters on Green Mountain Energy Ice. Glide beneath the glittering lights of Downtown Houston and enjoy the fun, one-of-its-kind experience the ice rink offers.
If you purchase a ticket for a child under 12 years of age, you can accompany them to the viewing area and watch them skate. Please note: Weather changes may result in a delay or closure of the ice rink. Factor the possibility in when you book your ticket.
The best thing? Children of all ages are encouraged to visit their favorite storybook characters and bring their fairytales and dreams to life with Storybook Stars. You can also take pictures with them. Make sure to plan ahead for this top-tier fun-filled experience.
Address: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
Timing: January 27, 2022, 7:00 to 7:15 pm
Ticket Price: $15 + tax. Book here.
Family Full Moon Hikes at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds that make up the Houston Arboretum trails. Begin as the sun is setting and experience nightfall among the trees. The event is an excellent opportunity to live, breathe, and explore nature at its finest. Make it a quality bonding time by taking your spouse and kids along.
Fully immerse yourself in the nighttime experience and be on the lookout for any wildlife you may encounter on your trail. There will be a lot of walking, so be prepared to clock in a lot of steps en route.
Please note: Dogs are not allowed on the trail.
Address: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Timing: January 17, 2022, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Ticket Price: $10. Book here.
River Oaks District Market At The District
The River Oaks District’s monthly market is an upscale open-air event where over 30 local farmers, artisans, and purveyors come together to offer visitors a curated collection of fresh produce, provisions, and a diverse community experience. If you’re all for supporting local businesses, you’ll find this experience to be very much worth your time.
You can also visit the designer boutiques and shops that call The District home. And while we’re on the subject, don’t forget to wine and dine at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area!
Address: 4444 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77027
Timing: January 23, 2022, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ticket Price: Free
These events are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the myriad opportunities for exploration that Houston offers this coming January.
For more adventures, consider visiting Houston’s many farmer’s markets that are powerhouses of fresh produce and delicious goods.
Which of these 2022 events appealed the most to you? Do you have a favorite farmer’s market that you visit more often than the others? Let us know in the comments!