Top 15 Things to Do This Week in Houston: July 15 to 21, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 15 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, July 15 to Sunday, July 21, 2019.

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Count down to the moon landing’s 50th anniversary at cosmic celebrations around town; watch hundreds of show dogs perform impressive tricks to compete for the grand prize; relive the magic of Harry Potter, along with live musical accompaniment; celebrate Colombian independence with authentic food, music, and artwork and more.

Top 15 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Yes in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Tuesday, July 16 – Say “Yes” to a live show by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers when they bring the “The Royal Affair Tour” to Sugar Land. Joining them are fellow British rockers Asia, featuring the return of founding member Steve Howe; John Lodge of The Moody Blues; and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. Tickets range from $49.50 to $99.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Long Island Ducks at Constellation Field | Wednesday, July 17 – Cool off at Super Splash Day while the Sugar Land Skeeters take on the Long Island Ducks in a home game at Constellation Field. The special event will include water balloon fights and other wet activities to ease the summer heat. Tickets range from $8 to $45. 11:05am.
  • Khalid in Concert at Toyota Center | Thursday, July 18 – Jam out at the “Khalid Free Spirit World Tour” when the celebrated performer makes his way to Houston’s Toyota Center on his first-ever arena tour. Arrive early to catch singer-songwriter Clairo, who opens the show. Tickets start at $49.50, before ticketing fees, but you may also find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 7:30pm.
  • Houston World Series of Dog Shows at NRG Center | Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21Come, sit, and stay at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows, where more than 150 different breeds will compete in a variety of competitions throughout the week, ending with the “Best in Show” award. Events include flyball, creative grooming, a frisbee exhibition, and canine musical freestyle, where dogs perform a choreographed dance alongside their handler. Tickets for Thursday cost $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and military; Friday to Sunday tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and military; kids 12 and under get in free. 8am to 6pm daily.
  • Seussical the Musical at Miller Outdoor Theater | Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21 | FREE – Pique your imagination at an enchanting performance of Seussical the Musical, featuring all of the characters you know and love at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:15pm nightly.
  • Houston Symphony presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at Jones Hall | Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20 – Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix when it’s shown on the big screen accompanied by live music from the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $34, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Showtimes vary
  • Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park | Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21 – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Rangers in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $25, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. Times vary
  • The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston presents A Topsy Turvy Mikado at The Hobby Center | Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21 – Delve into an entirely new version of the beloved comic opera, A Topsy Turvy Mikado, presented by The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Unlike other renditions, this performance takes a behind-the-scenes approach, where audiences are exposed to the actors, crew, and director, as well as the stress caused by their circumstances. Tickets start at $29. Showtimes vary.
  • Apollo 11 50th Live at Space Center Houston | Saturday, July 20 – Experience an all-day lunar celebration and countdown to the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon with Apollo 11 50th Live at Space Center Houston. You can explore late-night NASA tram tours, hear from notable speakers, attend book signings, and enjoy live music from Walk the Moon at an outdoor festival. Tickets start at $49.95. The opening ceremony starts at 9:15am and the outdoor festival begins at 8pm. 
  • Houston Brunch Festival at Isle Eatery and Rhum Bar | Saturday, July 20 Get your brunch on with bites from some of Houston’s top restaurants, who will all compete for the championship prize of $500 cash. Featuring music from DJ Michelle, Mike Mougal, and Remarkable, the event will benefit the Houston Museum-African American Culture. Tickets start at $15 for general admission; $45 for VIP (unlimited mimosas, 3 food tickets for use between 11am and 1pm, VIP food area/tent), but limited discounted $7.50 tickets are available for general admission; $22.50 for VIP. 11am to 6pm
  • A Giant Leap – Houston Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing at Discovery Green | Saturday, July 20 | FREE – Take a giant leap to Discovery Green and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a full evening of exciting events. Expect a paratrooper landing by the U.S. Army Golden Knights, space-themed exhibitions, stargazing, a film screening of Apollo 11, a book signing by American Moonshot author Douglas Brinkley, a market, and a dramatic countdown to 9:56pm—the exact minute when Neil Armstrong took his first step on the surface of the moon 50 years ago. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Galactic Remix: A K-pop Dance Off at Viet Nom Noms Cosmic Creature Chocolate Company and Viet Nom Noms present Galactic Remix, a K-pop dance competition in Houston. Teams of dancers have signed up and are ready to bring down the house, while a DJ spins Korean pop music, competing for the title of “Best K-pop dance team in Houston.” Tickets are $10. 6:30pm to 10pm.
  • FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid at NRG Stadium | Saturday, July 20 Cheer loud as Germany’s FC Bayern takes on Real Madrid in the fourth “Audi Summer Tour”—part of the International Champions Cup—at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Tickets range from $65 to over $400, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Colombian Fest 2019 in Downtown | Sunday, July 21 Celebrate Colombian independence at Texas’ biggest celebration of its kind, boasting authentic art and food, as well as a business exposition, children’s games and more. Featured artists include Jean Carlos Centeno, the Dominican Republic’s Hector Acosta “El Torito,” and local talent from right here in Houston. Tickets start at $15. 11am to 10pm.
  • Author Daniel Silva at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center | Sunday, July 21 Hear from the New York Times best-selling author, Daniel Silva, as he reads selected excerpts from his latest thriller, The New Girl, at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. Tickets include a copy of the page-turning novel. $33. 7pm.

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