Make the most of your week with our top event picks happening in Houston from Monday, June 1 to Sunday, June 7, 2015.
Summer is in full swing, and you know what that means – Free Press Summer Fest is finally here! In addition to hearing from more than 75 bands over two days during FPSF, there are plenty of other activities going on in H-Town this week. Show some pride for your city by cheering on the Astros at Minute Maid Park, sampling dishes from local chefs at the Curry Crawl and celebrating Saint Arnold’s 21st birthday.
Scroll down for a list of our top events happening this week. And if you’re looking for more great stuff throughout the month, be sure to check out our top 15 things to do in Houston in June 2015.
Top 12 Things to Do This Week in Houston
- Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse | Monday, June 1 – Bring the kids to Alamo Drafthouse to watch The Land Before Time during Kids Camp. $1 to $3 donation. 10am at Mason Park; 11:30am at Vintage Park.
- Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles Series at Minute Maid Park | Monday, June 1 to Thursday, June 4 – Cheer the ‘Stros to a victory over the Baltimore Orioles during this four game series at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $10, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork or Ticket Monster’s resale sites. 7:10pm Monday to Wednesday; 1:10pm Thursday.
- WWE Smackdown at Toyota Center | Tuesday, June 2 – Wrestlers like Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Kane – along with The Divas – will duke it out in the ring at the Toyota Center during the WWE Smackdown. Tickets start at $20, but you may find cheaper or better seats on the TicketNetwork or Ticket Monster resale sites.
- Swing, Jive & Pop! Into Dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Wednesday, June 3 | FREE – METdance will make its way through the eras showcasing the different fashions, dances and music from the 1930s to today during this free performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 11am.
- Painters Painting Screening at Rothko Chapel | Wednesday, June 3 | FREE – Rothko Chapel and the Aurora Picture Show present a free screening of Painters Painting – a film about individuals who redefined the post-war art world in New York. 8pm.
- Unbounded Opening Reception at Rice Gallery | Thursday, June 4 | 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.
- Wine and Food Week in The Woodlands | Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7 – 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.
- 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.
- If You Feel Too Much Book Signing at Brazos Bookstore | Saturday, June 6 – Internationally acclaimed To Write Love on Her Arms author Jamie Tworkowski will make an appearance at Brazos Bookstore to sign copies of his latest book – If You Feel Too Much. $5 signing fee or free with the $16.95 purchase of a book. 7pm.
- Free Press Summer Fest at NRG Park | Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 – 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.
- Saint Arnold Brewing Company 21st Anniversary Party | Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 – 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.
- Curry Crawl at STRAITS Restaurant | Sunday, June 7 – Taste unique creations when local chefs from Jonathan’s the Rub, Lillo & Ella, Pour Society, The Tasting Room, Commonwealth, Hugs & Donuts, Spice Runner, Woodrow’s Heights, Cloud 10 Creamery and Radio Milano duke it out for the best curry-inspired dish during the 4th Annual Curry Crawl. You’ll also enjoy cocktails and live entertainment during this event that benefits Spaulding for Children. $55. 4pm to 7pm.
Find more great stuff to do in June 2015 in our list of our favorite 15 things to do this month in Houston.