Plan Your Weekend: August 7 to 10, 2014


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

  • The Nest Pop Up at the Flown the Coop Warehouse – Find newly arrived industrial, architectural, agricultural and retro items at the popular vintage and antiques spot in the Heights. 9am to 5pm.
  • Rice Village Flea | FREE – Explore the hidden treasures of this cool, curated market featuring antiques, vintage good, curiosities, “up cycled” furniture and other things too interesting to be names. You’ll find it at the corner of Times Boulevard and Morningside Drive from 10am to 6pm.
  • Mommie and Me at NRG Center – Join in a mom-focused gathering with workshops, shopping, networking and giveaways. 10am to 6pm.
  • Mars Food Face Off at Space Center Houston – Competitors will prepare meals that could be grown on Mars at this chef-led event at Space Center Houston’sZero-G Diner. Included with museum admission. 11am to 3pm.
  • Students Rock the City Back to School Fashion Show at Memorial City Mall | FREE – See students of all ages showcased the latest styles at this back to school fashion show. 1pm.
  • Babes on Boards III at Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park | FREE – Join pro boarders Mimi Knoop and Alana Smith, along with girls of all ages at this event to encourage girls and women to skateboard. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Pontoon Boat Tour – Embark on a 90-minute Saturday evening boat tour from downtown Houston. $30. Tours sell out in advance. 30 minutes before sunset.
  • Spaghetti Warehouse Murder Mystery – Celebrity Mystery Theatre mashes up famous faces and accents with murder mayhem. $55. 6:45pm.
  • Tim McGraw in Concert in The Woodlands – Tim McGraw brings his trademark brand of country music to the Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion. Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope open. You might find cheaper tickets via the ticket resale market. 7pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. Sky Blue FC at BBVA Compass Stadium – See the ladies of the Dash take on Jersey’s Sky Blue at the finale game of the season. 8pm.
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – The Houston Shakespeare Festival continues with the final performance of the University of Houston’s production of the bard’s romantic comedy. 8:30pm.
  • Pigs on the Wall Pink Floyd Cover Band at Last Concert Café– You don’t need no education at this all ages tribute concert at the Last Concert Café in the Downtown’s Warehouse District. $10. 9:30pm.
  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things happening in Houston this weekend are happening all weekend long. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • BigKidSmallCity Ad 300 250Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in The Woodlands – Rock out with live music on four stages at this all day music fest at Cythia Mitchell Woods Pavilion. Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandra, Trivium, Body Count featuring Ice-T and 14 other bands perform. $42 to $108. You might find cheaper tickets via the ticket resale market. 1pm.
  • City of Houston Swimming Pools | FREE – Dive into one of the 37 free swimming pools around H-town.
  • Young Frankenstein Musical at Lambert Hall – Upstage Theatre Company’s production of Mel Brooks’ musical, based on his classic film, is built around the showstopper “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” $25; Discounted $12.50 tickets are available. 2pm.
  • Full Gallop at Stages Repertory Theatre – Houston actress Sally Edmundson plays the Flamboyant Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in this one-woman show. $19 to $45; discounted $10 and $23 tickets available. 3pm.
  • Seal Legacy Foundation Backyard Barbecue at the Hay Merchant – Belly up for a special barbecue plate created by Chris Shepherd, Randy Evans and Patrick Feges for $15. Proceeds go to support the Navy Seal Legacy Foundation. 3pm to 9pm.
  • Gosford Park Movie Screening at MFAH – Robert Altman’s captivating and engaging 2001 film about a 1932 English country house features an all-star cast including Charles Dance, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Maggie Smith. Included with admission to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. 5pm.
  • Word Around Town Poetry Tour Opening Night at Bohemeo’s | FREE – The ninth annual edition of Houston’s weeklong poetry marathon kicks off with a lineup of talented poets and purveyors of spoken word. 8pm to 10pm.
  • Henry IV, Part 1 at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – England’s new monarch Henry IV finds his country in chaos in this presentation of William Shakespeare’s drama. The show concludes the 2014 Houston Shakespeare Festival. 8:30pm.
  • Sin at the Doors Sundays at Red Door in Midtown – Join in the summer service industry night out spot. 9pm to 1am.

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