Plan Your Weekend: April 10 to 13, 2014

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Make the most of your weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 10 to Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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All Weekend Long

Thursday, April 10

Friday, April 11

Saturday, April 12

Sunday, April 13[/quote_box_right]It’s spring in Houston and while that means the weather may change on a dime, it also means you have to get outside and enjoy the moderate temperatures while we have them. But whether you want to spend the days in the sun and the nights under the stars, or you’d really just rather be inside, we’ve got the weekend solutions for you with our full list of things to do this weekend in Houston, Texas.

Things to Do All Weekeend

  • Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet by the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall | Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – Conductor Laureate Hans Graf leads the Symphony in a powerful all-Russian program featuring Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, followed by his Rococo Variations and the frenzied passages and crazed sliding melodies of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3. 8pm Thursday and Saturday; 2:30pm Sunday. $25 to $119.
  • Japan Festival 2014 next to the Japanese Garden in Hermann Park | FREE | Saturday and Sunday – The only annual outside festival still held in Hermann Park returns to celebrate all things Japanese with two days of food, culture, martial arts, music and entertainment. Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm.
  • Ja-Ga Reggae Festival in Galveston | Saturday and Sunday – The only annual event unifying Galveston and Jamaica returns to Beach Central Park on the island with two days of live reggae music. $15 in advance. Saturday 10am to midnight; Sunday noon to 8pm.
  • Houston Wing Open House and Fly-in 2014 | Saturday and Sunday – Check out about 20 warbirds, including the B-17 Texas Raiders from the CAF Gulf Coast Wing and fighters from Texas Flying Legends Air Museum. Parking Donation of $10 requested.10am to 4pm.
  • 9th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival | Saturday and Sunday – Browse the works of more than 200 artists from 33 states and enjoy live entertainment, food, wine and beer. $12 single day admission; $15 both day; kids 12 and under are free. Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm.
  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Musical Comedy at The Music Box Theater | Friday and Saturday – Described as “Seinfeld set to music, this new production of one of the longest-running musicals in off-Broadway history celebrates and laments the ups and downs of all different types of relationships in a hilarious revue. Discount tickets available. 8pm both nights.
  • Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold from Houston Grand Opera at the Wortham Theater Center | Friday through Sunday – Behold a mythical world of dwarfs and gods, magical helmets, and a ring that endows its wearer with ultimate power as Houston Grand Opera presents this classic Opera in German with English subtitles.
  • Bye Bye Birdie presented by Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre | Friday through Sunday – BAHBT stages the classic 60s peppy rock and roll musical inspired by Elvis, the Ed Sullivan show and singing gossipy teens taking to the telephones. $25 to $35.
  • Nuclear Cowboyz at Reliant Stadium | Saturday and Sunday – Catch the biggest freestyle motocross production on earth in this futuristic stunt show featuring freestyle aerial feats, gravity defying stunts, wild acrobatics and pyrotechnics orchestrated to a rocking soundtrack. $30 to $47. You can find better seats at cheaper prices at TicketNetwork’s resale market. Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.
  • 47th Annual Worldfest Film Festival at AMC Studio 30 Dunvale | Daily – The oldest independent film and video festival in the world continues through it ten days of films and professional production seminars, wrapping up on Sunday.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • Free Museum Thursday in the Museum District | FREE – Enjoy free admission to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Children’s Museum and more during special hours today.
  • Tech Thursday at START Houston in EaDo | FREE – Take a break from working from home or in a coffee shop and join try out START Houston’s co-working space, complete with free coffee and ping-pong table privileges, and join other Houston entrepreneurs and freelancers who are making things happen in H-Town and beyond. 10am to 5pm.
  • Da Camera Jazz Jam presents the Trumpet Summit at Discovery Green | FREE – Trumpet Summit, with Marvin Stamm and Dennis Dotson keeps everyone nice and chill at this Thursday evening concert at the Fondren Performance Space. 6:30pm.
  • Kings of Leon at The Woodlands Pavilion – The Followills of Tennessee return for a show-stopping rock show. You may find better seats at the same price or cheaper on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 7:30pm.
  • Dead Calm Movie Screening at Sundance Cinema in Downtown | FREE – The third of four Australian films gets us closer to Houston International Fest with the 1989 Aussie thriller that started Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill and Billy Zane. 7:30pm.
  • Throwback Thursday at J. Black’s Feel Good Lounge – Enjoy old school music, drinks and prices at this weekly party on Washington until 2am.

Friday, April 11, 2014

  • The Martiki: A Montrose Art Party at Art League Houston | FREE – Don your hula skirts and Hawaiian shirts for this tiki-themed MARTY. There will be beer from Saint Arnold, a special Martiki Punch concoction and DJ music. An accompanying art sale and silent auction benefits the League’s Healing Art Program. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Bubblegum Yum Video Jukebox Love Party at the Orange Show – Celebrate 60’s bubblegum music and the lovey-dovey, groovy mood they inspire at this party led by Houston artist and DJ Stephanie Saint Sanchez. She’ll be screening a selection of very short original films based on the topic, interspersed with music, dancing and revelry. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7pm.
  • Willy Wonka: The Musical presented by Upstage Theatre Co. in the Heights – Based both on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book and the classic musical film, this family-friendly production breathes new energy into the tale of Charlie Bucket, golden tickets, oompa loompas and more. Discount tickets available for $6. 8pm.

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