Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, June 19 to Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Happening This Week
Also in June 2019
The only thing we have to fear is the fear of missing out itself.
Fear no more, we’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening around Houston, from Wednesday through Sunday.
Day + Nightlife Guide
- 2019 LGBTQ+ Pride Events Around Houston | Thursday to Sunday – Celebrate Houston Pride 2019 with a variety of events, including film screenings, parades, parties, brunches, and concerts all weekend long. Times, locations, and prices vary.
- HAAPIFEST 2019: Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival at Asia Society Texas Center and Houston Marriott Westchase | Starts Thursday | Mostly FREE – OCA Greater Houston hosts a weeklong series of free screenings of more than 65 Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) films, along with special workshops, panel discussions, and ticketed dinners. Film passes are free, but it’s recommended to reserve them online in advance. Times and locations vary.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
- Juneteenth Celebrations Around Houston – Commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a variety of Juneteenth celebrations around Houston, including parades, family-friendly festivals, concerts and more. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Live Music at The Cottonmouth Club featuring Goat Leather | No Cover – Check out Cottonmouth Club for a set by Goat Leather, a grizzled pair of Houston roustabouts, who will play music, tell stories, sing songs, and complement the bar and its patrons. 7pm to 10pm.
- Rich the Kid in Concert at House of Blues – The rapper, Rich the Kid, performs live at House of Blues for “The World is Yours 2 Tour”. Tickets are $29.50. 7pm.
- Irish Session & Game Night at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | No Cover – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck hosts a weekly Wednesday evening celebration of traditional Irish and Celtic music. Patrons are invited to duke it out all evening, choosing from the Irish pub’s healthy selection of board games. Food and drinks are on you. 7:30pm.
- A Gulf Coast Juneteenth at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Be a part of Miller Outdoor Theatre’s beloved blues and Creole music festival featuring music from The Soul Rebels. Opening for The Soul Rebels will be Houston’s own Annika Chambers. 7:30pm.
- The Moth Houston GrandSlam Championship at The Ballroom at Bayou Place – The Moth presents the GrandSlam, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking, and all points between, at The Ballroom at Bayou Place. On this night, using words as weapons, people will compete to determine the Houston Moth GrandSlam Story Champion. Tickets are $25. 8pm.
- Remo Drive in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Minnesota-based rock band, Remo Drive, performs live at White Oak Music Hall. Slow Pulp and Heart to Gold open the show. Tickets are $15. 8pm.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park – Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of music, great prizes and of course, bingo. $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. 6pm.
- Networking After Hours at Aloft Houston Hotel – Networkers and business professionals can join The Houston Business Club at the Aloft Galleria location for a structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at a time. Tickets are $15 for early bird tickets; $20 for general admission. 6pm to 9pm.
- Lone Star Soirée at the Houston Zoo – Enjoy a variety of taco selections, a margarita bar, DJ, live ice carving of a Texas-sized creation, and photo booth fun at the Houston Zoo’s after dark event, Lone Star Soirée. Guests can also participate in dancing lessons and lawn games. Tickets are $35. 6pm to 10pm.
- Thursday Concerts: Carrie Rodriguez & Laboratorio at Discovery Green | FREE – Discovery Green presents a weekly series of family-friendly concerts that showcase the best music of the Gulf Coast. This week features the multitalented bilingual singer-songwriter and fiddle player from Austin, Carrie Rodriguez, along with her ever evolving concert presentation Laboratorio. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- Million Dollar Duet: Cash vs. Elvis Tribute Show at House of Blues | FREE if you RSVP early – Enjoy the music of rock legends Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash when two tribute bands perform back-to-back sets at House of Blues. Tickets are free if you RSVP before 5pm on Wednesday, June 19; otherwise they’re $15. If you miss the completely free RSVP tickets, then you can also opt to only pay the ticketing fee. 8pm.
- CSz presents The EaDo Comedy Show – Catch plenty of high-energy characters, fast-paced scenes and personal absurdities in The Eado Comedy Show, CSz Houston’s long-form improv show that draws from the fun East Downtown neighborhood vibe. Full price tickets are $10, but limited, discounted $5 tickets available. 8pm.
Friday, June 21, 2019
- Dreaming of You: 4th Annual Tribute Inspired by Selena at White Oak Music Hall – The Dreaming of You festival celebrates Latin culture and the “Queen of Tejano Music”, Selena Quintanilla with art, vendors, dancing, a Selena look-alike contest, and a tribute concert to Selena. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 6pm.
- The Bandito Tour: Twenty Øne Piløts in Concert at Toyota Center – Toyota Center welcomes Twenty Øne Piløts, following the release their album Trench in Fall 2018. It follows the Grammy-winning duo’s 2015 Blurryface, which has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide. Bear Hands opens. Tickets start at $59, before ticketing fees, but you may find cheaper of better seats on the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 7pm to 10pm.
- Mixers and Elixirs: Gone Country at Houston Museum of Natural Science – Mosey on down to the Houston Museum of Natural Science Saloon for their country-themed Mixers and Elixirs. Embrace your inner urban cowboy or cowgirl for a night of dancing, drinking, and down-home fun with Houston singer-songwriter Max Flinn playing your favorite country hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Tickets are $25 for non-members; $15 for members. 7pm to 10pm.
- The Dope Show: A Tribute To Marilyn Manson, Pantera & Type O Negative at House of Blues | FREE if you RSVP early – Jam out to a night of live music in tribute to Marilyn Manson, Type O Negative, and Pantera at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets are free if you RSVP before 5pm on Thursday, June 20; otherwise they start at $16. 7pm..
- Rainbow on the Green at Discovery Green | FREE – Celebrate Pride at the family-friendly annual city-wide LGBT celebration at Discovery Green with electrifying entertainment by Chad Michaels and OneUp, along with some of Houston’s best drag performers. 7pm to 10pm.
- Pride Houston: Eden at Pearl Bar – The girls of Houston’s LGBT community are the focus of the Eden event for this official Pride party that welcomes everyone. There will be DJs, plenty of dancing, drinks and more. Tickets are $10. 7pm.
- Blond-ish in Concert at The Continental Club – Experience an evening of ’70s and ’80s hits when the Blondie tribute band, Blond-ish performs live at The Continental Club. Radio Duran and Visions of 54 open the show. Cover charge at the door. 9pm.
- The Fetish Late Show at Prohibition Theatre – The Fetish Late Show is back at Prohibition with themed burlesque produced by The Moonlight Dolls. The exclusive, one-of-a-kind late night show features The Moonlight Dolls and their most risque, daring and sexiest acts. Themed attire is encouraged, but nudity is not permitted. Tickets are $20, but limited discounted $10 tickets are available for most shows. 11:30pm.
- Midnight Madness: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar at River Oaks Theatre – Have a laugh when River Oaks Theatre hosts a special midnight screening of the flamboyant comedy, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar. Tickets range from $8.25 to $11.25. Midnight.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
- 2019 Houston LGBT Pride Celebration in Downtown | FREE – Join more than 500,000 people in Downtown to show your LGBT Pride at an all-day celebration that includes a festival, parade, and plenty of after parties. Noon.
- Summer Party on Main | FREE – Take in the summer sun when The City of La Porte hosts the family-friendly Summer Party on Main festival. Guests can enjoy live Tejano music from Grupo Alcanzable and classic rock from The Slags on the main stage, as well as food trucks, ice cold beer, local craft and artisan vendors, and a car show. For the kiddos, there will be crafts, slides, rides, and plenty of fun activities. 4pm to 9pm.
- BYOD Houston Luau Pawty at Dogwood Houston – Break out your Hawaiian shirts as BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) host their Luau Pawty at Dogwood Houston. Enjoy drinks, doggy bags and more. $10 for non-members; free for members. 6:30pm.
- Jawbreaker in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Known as one of the most influential punk bands of the ’90s, Jawbreaker performs a live show at White Oak Music Hall. Bully opens the show. Tickets start at $35. 7pm.
- Boys Don’t Cry & Radio Duran: The Cure & Duran Duran Tribute Concert at House of Blues | FREE if you RSVP early – Dance along to a live performance featuring songs like “Friday I’m in Love” when Boys Don’t Cry: A Tribute To The Cure performs with opening act, Radio Duran: A Tribute To Duran Duran at House of Blues. Tickets are free if you RSVP before 5pm on Friday, June 21; otherwise they start at $16. 7pm.
- Another Run in Concert at Rockefellers Houston – The indie rock band Another Run headlines this show along with Otis the Destroyer and The Wheel Workers at Rockefellers Houston. Tickets start at $10. 8pm.
- Houston LGBT Pride Official Afterparty at Rich’s Houston – The Official Afterparty of Houston Pride will feature a set from the LA-based DJ Roland Belmares as well as drag performances at Rich’s Houston. Tickets range from $10 to $20. 9pm.
- Viceroy at Spire Houston – The San Fransisco DJ and producer, Viceroy, performs a set at the Spire Houston nightclub in Downtown. Tickets are $10. 10pm.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
- The Tea Dance: Official Pride Closing Party at Eagle Houston – End Houston Pride Month as Eagle Houston in Montrose hosts the Official Pride Closing Party, The Tea Dance. Cover charge at the door. 4pm.
- Tiki-Deaky at The West End – A Public House | No Cover – The West End – A Public House hosts a Tiki-Deaky party with live music, a live DJ, a pig roast, and specialty tiki drinks. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Kids Meals Houston. 4pm to 8pm.
- An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones at The Heights Theater – Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones performs a show that pulls from her five-decades of R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz. Tickets range from $28 to $52. 7pm.
- Sunday Karaoke at Guava Lamp | No Cover – Sing till your heart’s content when the LGBTQ-friendly bar and venue, Guava Lamp hosts their Sunday Karaoke night. 9pm.
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