Plan Your Weekend: June 4 to 7, 2015

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It’s another packed weekend with fun and things to do across the greater Houston metro, with the return of Free Press Summer Fest (staycationing at NRG Park this year thanks to recent floods), the Curry Crawl at STRAITS in CityCentre, Wine and Food Week taking over Market Street up in the Woodlands, and Cinderella losing her slipper at the Hobby Center.

Plus, from uncovering the meaning of anything and everything at The Meaning of Meaning seminar at the Jung Center to a blast from the past marathon viewing of Dinosaurs at Alamo Drafthouse, there’s something to keep everyone busy.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, 2015 or check out this same list on our handy Weekend Guide Map.

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  • Free Press Summer Fest at NRG Park | Saturday and Sunday – Get ready for Houston’s biggest music festival (relocated to NRG Park this year due to flood damage at its usual home of Eleanor Tinsley Park). The lineup features more than 75 bands including Skrillex, R. Kelly, Tears For Fears, Weezer Tove Lo, St. Vincent, and Major Lazer. Weekend passes start at $168.50. You may also find cheaper or sold-out tickets on TicketNetwork or Ticket Monster resale markets. 11am to 10pm both days.
  • Wine and Food Week in The Woodlands | Daily – Stroll around Market Street sampling wine and shopping goods from vendors during the HEB Wine Walk, bite into delicious tacos during Sips, Suds & Tacos or watch chefs compete for the Chef of Chefs Award during the Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase. Prices and location vary. 5pm Thursday; noon Friday; 4:30pm Saturday.
  • Raw Foods Weekend at Deer Lake Lodge and Spa | Daily – Detox during the Raw Foods Weekend at Deer Lake Lodge and Spa. Learn how to make changes in your diet to incorporate raw foods, participate in yoga classes and take part in life enrichment classes. $1,400 four day pass; $1,200 three day pass; $200 day pass. All day Thursday to Sunday.
  • Cinderella at the Hobby Center | Daily – Arrive by carriage – or car – for a performance of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Cinderella at the Hobby Center. Tickets start at $37.25; you may find cheaper or better seats on the Ticket Network or Ticket Monster resale sites. 7:30pm Thursday; 8pm Friday; 2pm and 8pm Saturday; 2pm and 7:30pm Sunday.
  • The Miracle Worker at Grace Theater | Thursday to Saturday – Watch the incredible story of Hellen Keller and her teacher’s efforts to communicate with her during The Miracle Worker at Grace Theater. $40; limited discounted $20 tickets available. 7:30pm Thursday; 8pm Friday; 2:30pm Saturday.
  • Maravilloso! The Water Festival at Discovery Green | Friday and Saturday | FREE – Gather ‘round Kinder Lake at Discovery Green for two days of circus and dance performances from Chanson d’Eau and Karen Stokes Dance. Performers will dance on glowing flowers floating on the lake. 6:30pm Friday; 4pm Saturday.
  • The 39 Steps at Stage Door Inc. | Friday to Sunday – See the hilarious theatrical version of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps from Stage Door Inc. The cast of only four will play over 150 characters. $15 in advance; $20 at the door; limited discounted $10 tickets available. 8pm Friday and Saturday; 3pm Sunday.
  • Saint Arnold Brewing Company 21st Anniversary Party | Saturday and Sunday – Celebrate Saint Arnold’s 21st birthday with barbeque, live music and beer at the brewery. Saturday night features a lineup of music from Wild Moccasins, Black Pistol Fire and Blue Healer, dinner from Goode Company BBQ, a birthday pint glass, two beer tokens plus a pour of their 20th Anniversary Ale. Two cellar tastings will take place on Sunday and will include samples of brews from Brock’s Stock along with a cheese tasting from Houston Dairymaids and a birthday pint glass. $50 Saturday; $60 Sunday. 6pm to 10pm Saturday; noon to 6:30pm Sunday.
  • Activities inside the Loop from BigKidSmallCity | Daily – Find events, recommendations and family-friendly activities from our favorite Houston mom-in-the-know Jill Jarvis of BigKidSmallCity.

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  • Unbounded Opening Reception at Rice Gallery | FREE – Celebrate the opening of the Rice University Art Gallery’s latest exhibition – a collection of sculptures from Memphis-based artist Ben Butler – with refreshments and remarks from the artist. 5pm to 7pm.
  • Somm Screening at Le Notre | FREE – Catch a screening of culinary flick Somm at Culinary Institute LeNotre. This event is part of the Culinary Movie Nights that take place on the first Thursday of the month. 6pm.
  • Makers + Shakers Party at Saint Cloud Boutique | FREE to attend – Join the White Buffalo Project at this shopping party and event featuring free food and cocktails. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Summer Grilling Series at Radio Milano – Celebrate summer with a classic outdoor grilling series at Radio Milano in CityCentre. Chef Jose Hernandez kicks of the series with a special menu featuring a gourmet hot dog cart. $30 per plate. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Saint Arnold Beer Dinner at Whole Foods Post Oak – Chow down on a five-course dinner from Whole Foods Executive Chef Joshua Shobe with beer pairings from Saint Arnold Brewery. The menu includes smoked salmon, spiced caramel pork belly, duck pate, creamed ceviche tostada and red velvet mousse. $50. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE  Hear Tejano music during a concert from David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales at Discovery Green. This event is part of the Sounds Like Houston! Thursday concert series at Discovery Green. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • The Meaning of Meaning at The Jung Center – Get a glimpse into the meaning of meaning during this lecture from Beth Macy, PhD at The Jung Center. $20; $15 for members. 7pm to 8:30pm.
  • Vince Gill in Concert at Arena Theatre – Hear from country music star – and 20 time Grammy Award-winner – Vince Gill during a concert at Arena Theatre. $72; limited discounted $36 tickets available. 8:30pm.

Houston Beer Festival 2015Friday, June 5, 2015

  • HOUphoria Opening Reception at Cactus Music | FREE – Check out Houston-inspired prints and artwork from local artist Josh Wiggins, including the tongue-in-cheek series “The Saints of Houston,” with beer from Saint Arnold and DJ sets from Fat Tony. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Pub Crawl Cooking Class at Central Market – Learn to cook dishes that pair well with beer like grilled potatoes with homemade ketchup, grilled beer-braised baby backs and a stout float during this cooking class at Central Market. $60. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Martinis for Mutts at Alliance Francaise de Houston – Sip on martinis while enjoying music, hors d’oeuvres and puppies during this event that benefits the Pup Squad Animal Rescue. $50. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Pop Shop Craft Workshop at TX/RX Labs – Tour TX/RX Labs, make DIY eco-friendly products like rosewater and honey facewash, hand sanitizer and laundry detergent, and enjoy craft cocktails during this beginner friendly craft workshop with Pop Shop. $36. 7pm to 8pm.
  • Summerfest at Southdown Park in Pearland | FREE – Bring a blanket and lay out in the grass at Southdown Park to listen to country music from Sheila Marshall. This free event is part of Pearland’s Summerfest concert series. 7pm to 9pm.
  • BooTown Benshi Show at the Orange Show – Watch BooTown’s take on the Hulk Hogan film Suburban Commando – rearranging it for a live audience in true Benshi fashion at the Orange Show. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7:30pm to 11pm.
  • The Gipsy Kings in Concert at Arena Theatre – See the world music superstars, who were the first to marry South American rumba rhythms with the flamenco guitars of Spain, in a rousing musical performance. $67.50; limited discounted $33.75 tickets available. 8pm.
  • Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play the Chicago Fire in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the TicketNetwork or Ticket Monster resale markets. 8pm.
  • Sizzling Summer Dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Kick off this summer with the annual Sizzling Summer Dance program from METdance at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:30pm.
  • The Royal Tenenbaums Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Watch a screening of The Royal Tenenbaums under the stars at Market Square Park. 8:30pm.
  • Jon Wolfe in Concert at Firehouse Saloon – Dance along to songs like It All Happened in a Honky Tonk and That Girl in Texas from country music singer Jon Wolfe and guest Shane Barnhill during this concert at Firehouse Saloon. $15 in advance; $17 at the door. 9pm.
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