Stevie Matthews

Stevie Matthews plays at Wakefield Crowbar every Saturday. 

Everyday life has yet to return to what it was like before COVID-19, but more and more events are being planned and local outlets are attempting to hold gatherings in a safe and socially distanced way.

Bars and breweries are taking the lead in promoting communal events. From bingo nights to live music, there’s finally things to do, and neighbors can walk there.

Walking Stick Brewing Co., 956 Judiway St., has something for the neighborhood almost every day of the week.

On Thursday, Walking Stick is hosting a ticketed event for a comedy and live music show presented by Jesse Peyton and Friends. Doors open at 6 p.m., David Pearce will play live music from 6:30-8 p.m., and from 8-10 p.m. the comedy lineup of Jesse Saldana, Jerry Wayne Longmire, Tre Tutson and Jesse Peyton will perform.

The event costs $50 and includes two drink tokens. Find tickets on Walking Stick’s website at

If you can’t make it Thursday, Walking Stick plans to have other live music shows throughout March and April.

Events that are a little more low-key include free Monday night bingo from 7-10 p.m., Tuesday Run Club, which includes 1- and 3-mile routes, and steak night, Wednesday half-off wine night, plus you can take home flowers, Saturday and Sundays are crawfish boils and Sundays is yoga and live music.

Walking Stick also hosts the HTX Market every first and third Friday from 5-9 p.m.

Wakefield Crowbar, 954 Wakefield Dr., provides a spot that utilizes its space to cater to a diverse crowd.

“Our goal has been to strategically balance the space to allow all of these groups to utilize Wakefield Crowbar harmoniously,” said Omid Rafiei, managing partner at Wakefield Crowbar. “In order to service our diverse customer base well, we focus on providing a variety of programming and opportunities.”

Wakefield hosts both volleyball and corn hole leagues any day of the week, plus Tuesday night bingo, Wednesday night trivia and live music by Stevie Matthews every Saturday from 2-6 p.m.

“A perfect example of how we are able to cater to multiple customer bases is our St. Paddy’s weekend coming up next weekend,” Rafiei said. “We will host sand volleyball and corn hole tournaments through Houston Sports & Social Club on Saturday along with leagues on Sunday, live music by Stevie Matthews on Saturday, live music by JB Barnett on Sunday followed by the Houston Fire Department Pipes & Drums performing to benefit Firefighters Helping Firefighters and the Renaud Foundation.”

These two neighborhood spots provide weekly fun and the perfect excuse to leave the house.

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