Social Events in Houston, Texas This Week

Let’s explore social events in Houston, TX happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Houston, Texas. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Houston

Creative Coding: Generative Art – Daniel Calderon

Creative Coding: Generative Art - Daniel Calderon

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: 720 Sampson St

**Event Details:**
Join the Houston Web3 Meetup for an enlightening session with Daniel Calderon at the Pink Casa (Betirri’s studio), as we dive into the fascinating world of generative art within the web3 space. This meetup is perfect for artists, developers, and enthusiasts eager to explore how blockchain technology is revolutionizing the art world.

**What to Expect:**

* **Insightful Presentat(…)

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Free outdoor concerts

Free outdoor concerts

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: undefined

## Free outdoor concerts

The popular, free live music showcase – UHD Thursday Night Concerts – makes its return to Discovery Green this May with weekly performances at 7 p.m. from May 2 through 23.
A myriad of genres, ranging from Latin and country to rock and more, spotlight some of the most talented and talked about musicians in Texas.
The UHD Thursday Night Concerts line-up includes:

**THURSD(…)

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NOT ANOTHER FILM SCREENING

NOT ANOTHER FILM SCREENING

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Bad Astronaut Brewing Co.

Every month, Houston has dozens of amazing events. Since none of us were invited to any of them, we’re inviting you to our pretty heckin decent event instead.

Free to attend? Yes!
Amazing filmmakers? Yes!
Talented actors? Yes!
Cast/crew panel and Q&A? Yes!
Great location? Yes!
Chance to win $5000? No!

You? Yes!

Come out and watch a few local short films, network with cast, crew, other fans, and(…)

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Make friends Houston !

Make friends Houston !

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: McIntyre’s Downtown

Meet new people and make friends around a drink.
Order a drink or something to eat to participate.
We operate via a mingle system and discussions are free, no topic is imposed.
WhatsApp group: [https://chat.whatsapp.com/DoePg6ZRPQuF6MonEP4SZI](https://chat.whatsapp.com/DoePg6ZRPQuF6MonEP4SZI)

Please note: We do our best to have an organizer present at each event, however this is not always the ca(…)

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Empire Café

Join us for the first of our quartet of classic Nigerian novels!

“A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world.” —Barack Obama

“African literature is incomplete and unthinkable without the works of Chinua Achebe.” —Toni Morrison

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great Am(…)

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👩🏾‍💻Co-Working & Connections ☕️

👩🏾‍💻Co-Working & Connections ☕️

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Understory

Calling all visionary business women!

Join us for a productive Co-Working & Connections Meetup, where collaboration meets empowerment. This meetup is designed for driven female entrepreneurs, freelancers, and professionals looking to thrive in a supportive and vibrant community.

What to expect:

**Co-Working Bliss:** Settle into a productive workspace surrounded by like-minded women who understa(…)

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Houston Peace Art Exhibit & Walk: HWPL 11th Anniversary

Houston Peace Art Exhibit & Walk: HWPL 11th Anniversary

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Hermann Park

May 25th marks the 11th anniversary of the founding of the international peace organization HWPL and growing numbers of citizens from cities around the world will take part in peace walk events that strive to change our culture to one that celebrates peace. You can read more about the history of the May 25th peace walk here: [Peace Walk – HWPL](https://www.hwpl.kr/language/en/%ed%8f%89%ed%99%94%ea(…)

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Space City Bootstrappers Monthly Hang

Space City Bootstrappers Monthly Hang

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Refuge

Join us for an unstructured casual work and hang session for fellow local founders (including aspiring founders and ex-founders), early stage startup employees, and investors. See what everyone’s working on. Learn. Get help. Give help… Or just get some work done in a cool environment.

Some notes:

* If you plan to do some work in parallel and don’t want to be bothered, bring a pair of headphone(…)

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First Social Of The Year

First Social Of The Year

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: undefined

🎉 Calling all digital and UX/UI designers! 🎨 Join us for an for the First Social Of The Year , electrifying evening at Kirby Ice House on May 24th, where Houston IXDA is hosting a not-to-be-missed gathering from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Whether you’re looking to mingle with fellow creatives, share your latest project ideas, or just kick back and enjoy some good company, this is the place to be!

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Brunch & Conversation!

Brunch & Conversation!

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Corner Bakery Cafe

Come join us for brunch, coffee and conversation! There’s always so much to talk about (news, opinions, movies, social media, etc.). If you love NPR, you’ll fit right in. It’s like magic.

Want to bring a friend? Just add them as a guest when you RSVP so I can save them a seat at the table.

PS: Please change your RSVP from Yes to No if you can’t make it. Repeat no-shows are subject to being remov(…)

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Social Conversation for English Learners & All Curious Minds

Social Conversation for English Learners & All Curious Minds

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Under the Volcano

**Let’s meet at Under The Volcano *at 2349 Bissonnet St. in the back patio area. Parking is available in the parking lot in front of the restaurant or along the side streets nearby.***
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***What to expect at a meeting:***
-*Conversational practice.* This is a good way for those who are learning English to practice conversational speaking. It does not matter what level of English you spe(…)

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Pumps and Brunch -Summer Edition

Pumps and Brunch -Summer Edition

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: PostScript

We are celebrating our one year anniversary for this meetup! Yay! Join me to celebrate!! Afterward, we will head to Five Central or Lov3 for after party. See you soon!(…)

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The Houston Crochet/Knit Meetup

The Houston Crochet/Knit Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Jason’s Deli

We have a new location: Jason’s Deli at 2611 S Shepherd Drive, Houston 77098. NOTE that this is a new location, not the Jason’s we had met at previously.

Come on in and look for yarn — If you are the first arrival, take a seat and pull out some yarn.

Masks are encouraged.(…)

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LIFT Ev’ry HTX: Mental Break Social

LIFT Ev'ry HTX: Mental Break Social

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Sol 7

Hey…hey…hey!

It’s that time again for the LIFT Ev’ry HTX monthly meetup!

Calling ALL #DEI pros, #Equity advocates, #Human Resource pros, #OrgLeaders, and anyone with meaningful intentions who would be interested in joining us for the LIFT Ev’ry HTX May Mental Break Social!

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, take a breather and vibe with us at Sol7, a serene elevated oasis with (…)

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Houston International Folkdancers Monday Night Teaching Session

Houston International Folkdancers Monday Night Teaching Session

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: 115 E 14th St

Our teaching dance session will teach international dances Monday evening from 7:30 to 9:30. Latecomers welcome also. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. This is a casually dressed group.
115 14th street in the Heights between Heights Blvd and Harvard St.
Oddfellows Hall is a two story old building with dark red bricks.(…)

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MOTOWN AND MORE REVUE @ Miller Outdoor Theater

MOTOWN AND MORE REVUE @ Miller Outdoor Theater

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre

Let’s get together for some Motown Music! Bring your lawn chairs, friends, snacks and food to enjoy this spectacular event.

Houston’s very own Motown & More Show is BACK, for their 25th season. With a soul-filled weekend of the city’s hottest talent — performing the greatest R&B/soul and funk hits, of all time! Groove to the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, and the best of the(…)

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Houston Shamanism Meetup Healing Drum Circle, Singing Bowls and Meditation

Houston Shamanism Meetup Healing Drum Circle, Singing Bowls and Meditation

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: First Spiritualist Church of Houston

Welcome to Houston Shamanism! We have been Houston’s first and finest shamanism group for two decades.

Venue Location: First Spiritualist Church of Houston, 2115 Turner Drive, Houston, Texas. This event will be indoors in the main chapel. There is ample, free parking within the fenced area in front of the church.

This event repeats every fourth Saturday of each month. Doors open at 6:30 PM for s(…)

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Houston Heights Mah Jongg

Houston Heights Mah Jongg

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 419 W 16th St

Let’s make some new friends and have fun playing mah jonng!

This is is an American Mah Jongg style group. We’ll follow the National Mah Jongg rules and use the official hand cards for play. Intermediate and experienced players are welcome. Be on the lookout for opportunites for beginers to learn the game.

As host, I’ll provide tea and water and perhaps some wine. Attendees are encouraged to brin(…)

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Comicpalooza at George R Brown Convention Center

Comicpalooza at George R Brown Convention Center

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: George R. Brown Convention Center

**Event:** Comicpalooza Convention
**Date:** Saturday, May 25th
**Location:** George R Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas,
Houston, TX, 77010

This will be a more “loose” meetup with people coming and going, since I and others will likely sit in at panels and attractions that not everyone wants to sit through.

Use meetup comments, discord, etc to coordinate meeting up and wander(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Houston, you can try out Viator.com, Visithoustontexas.com, or 365thingsinhouston.com.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

Sunday Afternoon Live Jazz Concert

Sunday Afternoon Live Jazz Concert

◦ When: Sunday, May 26th

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Evening of Persian Delights / BD Celebration

Evening of Persian Delights / BD Celebration

◦ When: Sunday, May 26th

Join us for an unforgettable evening of Persian delights as we celebrate Birthday’s for
Maryam- Her Royal Highness of Persia and your Consul.
Beata- Her Royal Highness of Poland
Behzad- The Prince of Persia

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InterNations Houston Newcomers Meet & Greet

InterNations Houston Newcomers Meet & Greet

◦ When: Monday, May 27th

◦ Where: Brenner’s on the Bayou

Come join us for a memorial day get together. Happy hour 4-7pm. Looking forward to meeting you soon 😊.

***Dress code on their website:
SUGGESTED ATTIRE
Our suggested attire is business or dressy casual. A jacket and tie is preferred for gentlemen, but not required. We do not allow hats, shorts or flip-flops.
We enforce an upscale dress code. No beachwear, gym attire, baseball caps, athletic app

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