Make the most of your week with our top 14 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, July 22 to Sunday, July 28, 2019.
Happening This Week
Also in July 2019
Embrace healthy living at a family-friendly race; jam out at one of this week’s many concerts featuring headliners like the Rolling Stones, Third Eye Blind, Shawn Mendes, and Lil Keke; meet Screech from Saved by the Bell at a ’90s-themed pub crawl; browse a selection of spooky artwork while horror films play in the background and more.
Top 14 Things to Do This Week in Houston
- 23rd Annual QFest Film Festival at Venues Around Houston | Starts Wednesday, July 24 – Celebrate LGBTQ culture through film at the 23rd annual QFest Film Festival, which offers 14 screenings across six days at various venues around the city. Featuring appearances from Houston native Jonathan Caouette and Cassandro, the Exotico, the event will showcase award-winning films like Paris is Burning and Before Stonewall. Prices, times and locations vary.
- Queen with Adam Lambert in Concert at Toyota Center | Wednesday, July 24 – Belt out the lyrics to your favorite songs by the legendary rockers when Adam Lambert steps in as lead vocalist for Queen’s international tour. Tickets start at $49.50, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 8pm.
- Woyzeck at The Rec Room | Thursday, July 25, Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28 – Take a seat for The Rec Room’s modern-day take on the 19th-Century tragedy, Woyzeck, which tells of a soldier who stabs his girlfriend during a fit of jealousy. Tickets start at $15. Showtimes vary.
- The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, July 25 | FREE – Kick back on the lawn of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and enjoy an epic concert by the United States Army’s 60-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus. The two ensembles will perform a varied program of styles ranging from jazz classics and orchestral masterworks to Broadway musicals and Sousa marches. 7pm.
- Shawn Mendes in Concert at Toyota Center | Thursday, July 25 – Sing along to hit songs like “Stitches,” “Treat You Better,” and “If I Can’t Have You” when Shawn Mendes’ self-titled tour makes a stop at Toyota Center in Downtown. Tickets start at $29.50, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale website. 7:30pm.
- Summer Slashers – Horror Art Show + Midnight Movie at Insomnia Gallery | Friday, July 26 | FREE – Get spooked by an exhibit featuring shriek-inducing works of art when Insomnia Gallery hosts the Summer Slashers – Horror Art Show + Midnight Movie. Along with free booze, a food truck, and local artwork, the event includes a lineup of horror movies projected throughout the night, as well as a special midnight showing of a yet-to-be-announced frightening flick. 8pm to 2am.
- Fit Foodie Family 5K & Kids’ K at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, July 27 – Embrace healthy living with a family-friendly 5K race and Kids’ K in Sugar Land Town Square. Celebrate crossing the finish line with a post-race party offering swag bags, raffle prizes, T-shirts, kids activities, live entertainment, and nutritious eats. Registration for adults costs $35; kids registration costs $10. Registration starts at 6am; race starts at 8am.
- Houston’s Music & Arts Festival at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday, July 27 – Sing along to your favorite songs by the local alt-rock group, Blue October, when White Oak Music Hall presents Houston’s Music and Arts Festival, which also feature live music by Ben Kweller, Robert Delong, and Morgxn. Benefitting the Houston Police Officers’ Union, the festival will offer food trucks, haircuts by East End Barbers, and tattoo artists on site. Tickets start at $39.50 in advance; $45 at the door, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 2pm.
- ’90s Pub Crawl in Downtown | Saturday, July 27 – Join Saved by the Bell’s Dustin “Screech Powers” Diamond for a ‘90s-themed pub crawl through the bars in Downtown, where you can take advantage of drink specials and enjoy a commemorative cup, koozie, and slap band, all included with admission. Upgrade to VIP to receive a T-shirt, fanny pack, Tamagotchi, sunglasses, yo-yo, and slinky for the ultimate throwback experience. Tickets start at $12, plus fees. 3pm to 9pm.
- 33rd Watermelon Dance and Summer Social at Last Concert Cafe | Saturday, July 27 – Chow down on heaps of juicy watermelon while listening to a full lineup live music at Last Concert Cafe’s 33rd annual Watermelon Dance and Summer Social. Performers include Pot Roast, The Iceman Special, Koodookoo, Up On A Quasar, Bayou City Funk, and Hellina Bucket. Tickets start at $15. 5pm to midnight.
- Third Eye Blind in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, July 27 – Revel in the nostalgia of a live show by Third Eye Blind when the band teams up with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot for an outdoor concert at Cynthia Woods. Tickets start at $18. 7pm.
- Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders FC at BBVA Compass Stadium | Saturday, July 27 – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play Seattle in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Rolling Stones in Concert at NRG Stadium | Saturday, July 27 – Get satisfaction from an epic show by the legendary rock group, The Rolling Stones, whose tour stops in Houston’s NRG Stadium this spring. You can jam out to all the classics, including “Start Me Up,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black” and more. Tickets start at $102, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- H-Town Sneaker Summit at NRG Center | Sunday, July 28 – Snag a pair of sweet, new kicks at the H-Town Sneaker Summit, which serves as a meeting point for sneaker enthusiasts to buy, sell, trade, display, and discuss rare and stylish footwear. Tickets for early birds start at $25, plus fees; and general admission costs $35 plus fees. 3pm to 8pm.
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