Withstand: Latinx Art in Times of Conflict at Holocaust Museum Houston
The first exhibit to hang on the newly expanded walls of the Houston Holocaust Museum finds its place this Friday. Withstand is a curated collection of 100 pieces of Houston Latinx artists’ work that do not shy away from reflecting on some pretty heavy stuff: We’re talking border relations, political and social turmoil, gender roles, the immigrant experience, and more. Because of its size, the empowering exhibit spans across two museum galleries—the Mincberg and the Spira Central—and will be on display until the fall, so you have plenty of time to take a look.
Apr 30–Oct 17. $19. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. More information here.
Celebrate and Stop the Hate! at Social Beer Garden
On Saturday, join Social Beer Garden and several Houston nonprofits for a celebration of Asian culture. Enjoy Asian dancing, including the traditional Lion Dance; performances from Asian poets and writers; live DJs; vendors; and, of course, food trucks. Need we say more? Nope. We’re there. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to Dance of Asian America and Soaring Phoenix Dragon & Lion Dance Association.
4–10 p.m. May 1. Free. Social Beer Garden, 3101 San Jacinto St. More information here.
Cinco de Mayo at Miller: Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea
This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Wednesday, which may be an aversion for many people’s celebrations. No fear, the Mariachi Divas, with founder, trumpeter Cindy Shea, is here to help you celebrate early. We can’t think of a better performance to be the first to occupy the Miller Outdoor Theatre stage in over a year than this all-female, two-time Grammy award-winning mariachi band—it’s a pretty big deal. Seats under the pavilion are filled up, so your best bet is to catch this performance from the hill or online.
8 p.m. May 1. Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre and online. More information here.
47th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour
We’ve all done it: driven through old Galveston, seen the extravagant Victorian-style homes with intricate curly trimmings and castle-like, towering turrets, and thought to ourselves, I wish I could live there. Well, with the Galveston Historic Homes tour, you can peek inside of them, but you can’t move in, sadly. Saturday kicks off the first weekend of the 47th annual tour, and for just $40, you can tour 10 of Galveston’s iconic old homes. According to the host, the Galveston Historical Foundation, tickets aren’t sold for individual homes; rather, the purchased ticket will get you into all of the houses that you can tour in any order you like.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 1–2. $40. Multiple locations. More information here.
HTX Geek Fest at Karbach Brewing Co.
With no Comicpalooza in nearly two years—and this year’s fest not hitting the George R. Brown Convention Center until July—that Batman costume or Sailor Moon cosplay outfit may be collecting dust in the back of your closet, unless the pandemic has driven you to put on your Captain America outfit and reenact Avengers: Endgame just to feel something (no judgement here). Karbach Brewing Co. invites you to pull out those outfits and head to the Heights brewery on Sunday for a day filled to the brim with nerdy fun. There’s no better way to cure the end-of-weekend blues than to crack open a couple Crawford Bocks, eat some Korean fried chicken, listen to some tunes provided by a live DJ, and hang out with other heroes, villains, and sidekicks. Did we also mention there is a cosplay costume contest to top off the day?
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 2. Free. Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach St. More information here.