Plan Your Weekend: August 16 to 19, 2018

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, August 16 to Sunday, August 19, 2018. 

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Learn how to prepare delicious Parisian macarons, grab a drink at a new bar in the Heights, find out why hips don’t lie at a Shakira concert, cheer on the Texans in a preseason game, design and create your own soy-wax candle, hear an internationally acclaimed acapella group and more.  

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, August 16 to Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Things to Do All Weekend

  • The Mystical Arts of Tibet at Asia Society Texas Center | Daily – Admire the work of Tibetan Buddhist monks as they construct a mandala sand painting and perform a slew of special rituals throughout the weekend at Asia Society Texas Center. $5. Thursday and Friday 11am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm.
  • Find Your Beach on Galveston Island | Daily – The water has been amazing in Galveston this summer.Whether you’re looking to join in a game of beach volleyball and toss back some cold ones at alcohol-friendly East Beach, or you’re looking to bond with your family under the sun in a beach challenge at life guard-supervised Stewart Beach, Galveston’s got the beach for you.
  • The Mousetrap at the Alley Theatre | Daily – Take a seat for one of the longest-running shows in the world, Agatha Christie’s thrilling mystery, The Mousetrap. In the beloved British play, a group of visitors takes shelter from a snowstorm in a boarding house, only to find that one of their new companions is a murderer. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Restaurant Weeks 2018 | Daily – Dine out for a great cause when nearly 250 of Houston’s hottest eateries offer a multi-course brunch, lunch, and/or dinner at an often-discounted price during Houston Restaurants Weeks 2018. Now in its 15th year, HRW is the largest annual fundraiser that benefits the Houston Food Bank. Prices, times, and locations vary.
  • Deli Month at Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant | Daily – Chow down on a three-course menu of items like stuffed kishka, matzo ball soup, and Hungarian goulash when both locations of Kenny & Ziggy’s participate in the nationwide fundraiser, Deli Month. Proceeds benefit the Holocaust Museum Houston. $37.
  • Feeling Groovy 4 at Music Box Theater | Friday and Saturday – Groove on down to your favorite tunes from the ‘60s and ‘70s when Music Box Theater presents Feeling Groovy 4, an all-new musical featuring songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac, Glen Campbell, Diana Ross, The Carpenters, The Bee Gees, and Barbra Streisand. Tickets start at $29, but limited, discounted $14.50 general admission tickets are available for select shows. 7:30pm.
  • Evening Chill at Houston Zoo | Friday and Saturday – Scope out your favorite animals without melting from the summer heat when the Houston Zoo extends its hours for the Evening Chill. Zoo-goers can also enjoy live music and family-friendly activities after sundown. Tickets start at $11. 5pm to 8pm.
  • 44th Annual Vintage Glass & Antique Show & Sale | Friday to Sunday – Browse a market and showcase presented by the Houston Glass Club and featuring 30 of the nation’s leading vintage glass dealers and collectors; all specializing in high quality, prized vintage, and antique glass. Admission to the show is $10 at the door on Friday; $6 on Saturday and Sunday. Times vary.
  • Houston Astros Children’s Activities at Children’s Museum of Houston | Saturday and Sunday – Show your support for the World Series Champions when the Children’s Museum of Houston hosts Houston Astros Children’s Activities. Throughout the month of August, you can save $2 on tickets by bringing your Houston Astros game ticket stub from any game in July or August. Those who wear any Astros related stuff will also receive $2 off admission, now through August 31, 2018. Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday noon to 6pm.
  • Love & Makes Candle-Making Workshop in Rice Village | Saturday and Sunday – Design and create a personalized wax candle with help from the team at Love & Makes in Rice Village. The BYOB workshop also features handmade goods from local artisans to shop while your candles set. Times vary daily.
  • Big Bambú: This Thing Called Life at MFAH | Saturday and Sunday – Duck and dodge your way through a massive tangle of bamboo poles when Big Bambú: This Thing Called Life returns to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for its fifth consecutive summer season. $18.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • Tree House Happy Hour at The Grove | No Cover – Overlook Discovery Green with tasty appetizers and drink specials during the all-new Tree House Happy Hour at The Grove. Snacks include shrimp corn dogs, beet hummus with flatbread, and truffle fries with smoked garlic aioli, while beer, rose, and select cocktails are available at a discounted price. 4pm to 7pm.
  • 19th Street Third Thursdays Sip & Stroll | No Cover – Browse boutique shops along 19th Street in The Heights and enjoy complimentary beverages and special discounts on the third Thursday of every month. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Blanket Bingo at Market Square ParkLounge out on lawn chairs or blankets while enjoying a night out filled with music, fun, and bingo. Admission includes a packet of bingo cards, which are good for about ten games. $10. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Bush in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Get ready to rock out with a triple-threat performance from headliners Bush, The Cult, and Stone Temple Pilots at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $25, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online market. 6pm.
  • Live Art Bar at Four Seasons Hotel | No Cover – Enjoy a live art performance by Taft McWhorter of Double Entendre at the Four Seasons Hotel. During and after the show, you can sip discounted cocktails, get to know the artist, and participate in an art project of your own. 6pm.
  • Chefs + Brewers: Saint Arnold Brewing Company at The Dunlavy Come hungry for this four-course meal prepared by the chefs at The Dunlavy and accompanied by craft beer from Saint Arnold Brewing. $75. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Alan Adams’ Couples Therapy Comedy Show at Houston Improv | 2-for-1 Tickets – Guffaw at the ridiculousness of dating and relationships at Houston Improv’s popular comedy series. Alan Adams and a showcase of local Houston comics riffing on romantic and other interpersonal relationship foibles. $15 to $25, but you can score 2-for-1 tickets with promocodeCouples365. 8pm.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Things to Do on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018.

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