Updated: Friday, July 3, 2020, at 11am.
Make the most of your week with our event picks happening in Houston from Monday, June 29 to Sunday, July 5, 2020.
Planning your week these days may be challenging—but fear not, we’ve gathered our picks for events and virtual events taking place throughout Houston this week.
That said, be sure to check back in the coming days, as this list is a work in progress that we’ll be adding to in real-time as new events emerge. If you know of an event, please email us at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.
So check below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, June 29 to Sunday, July 5, 2020.
Things to Do This Week in Houston
- Evelyn’s Park Conservancy presents Sing!Sing!Sing! Sing-A-Long via Zoom | Monday, June 29 | FREE – Feel more connected to other people by joining a sing-a-long on Zoom, presented by Evelyn’s Park Conservancy. This event will be held online via Zoom. This event is free, but you must register in advance. 7pm to 8pm.
- NWSL Challenge Cup: Houston Dash vs. Utah Royals FC on CBS All Access | Tuesday, June 30 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has announced the Utah 2020 Challenge Cup, to determine its 2020 season champions. Eight of NWSL women’s soccer teams will face off from closed stadium and camp in Utah and broadcast on the CBS All Access streaming service. Games will all be broadcast on the CBS All Access streaming service. If you aren’t subscribed to CBS All Access, a free seven-day trial is available. 11:30am to 12:30pm.
- Refresh Wednesday & Half Off Wine Night at Walking Stick Brewing Company | Tuesday, June 30 | No Cover – Walking Stick Brewing Company in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest gets fresh flowers delivered each week, and patrons are welcome to take some home with them on Wednesdays. Beer and wine are available for sale, and wine is half off. Masks are required to enter and move about the brewery. They can be removed when eating, drinking, and when seated at a table. 4pm to 8pm.
- Tumbleweed Tuesday with Lou’a Louise in Concert at House of Blues | Tuesday, June 30 – Watch a live performance from the indie-folk singer-songwriter, Lou’a Louise, at the Restaurant & Bar at House of Blues. 6pm.
- Harris County Democratic Party presents 2020 Pride Party Fundraiser on Zoom | Tuesday, June 30 – The Harris County Democratic Party hosts a fun-filled night in celebration of Pride with virtual games, a happy hour, and even a Drag Queen Story Time with special guest, Alexyeus Paris. This event will be held online via Zoom. Tickets start at $15. 6:30pm to 8pm.
- Fight to the Finish – 1945: The Final Year at Lone Star Flight Museum | Tuesday, June 30 to Sunday, July 5 – Explore how Allied forces took to the air to bring an end to World War II in Fight to the Finish – 1945: The Final Year at Lone Star Flight Museum, open for summer and fall 2020. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Lone Star Flight Museum is unveiling their newest exhibit, which dives into the closing months of the war and how Allied forces took to the air to defeat Germany and Japan. Times vary.
- Shake Russell in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Thursday, July 2 – Enjoy some Americana style folk-rock from the Missouri-born singer-songwriter, Shake Russell, at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Tickets are $120 for a table for 4; $180 for a table that seats 6. 7:30pm.
- Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Drive-In at Spring | Thursday, July 2 to Sunday, July 5 – During the COVID-19 crisis, Rooftop Cinema Club in Uptown has joined forces with the city of Spring for a special drive-in movie screening experience featuring classic and beloved films. This week you can enjoy movies including, Lion King (2019), Aladdin (2019), Frozen II, Friday, Independence Day, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Times vary.
- Independence Parking Lot Party with Kyle Park in Concert at Wild West Houston | Friday, July 3 – Wild West Houston hosts an outdoor parking lot party with music by country singer-songwriter, Kyle Park, and special guest Chris Webb. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 6pm.
- Underbelly Hospitality presents July 4th at Home: Drinkin’ with Dusty via Zoom | Friday, July 3 – Hay Merchant’s newly promoted general manager Dusty Brittain is opening the cellar for a special pre-game to the July 4th holiday. $75 and includes three beers and a jar of Vicky’s Snack Mix. Pick up your beers at Hay Merchant on July 2 between 11am and 8pm, and tune in on July 3 at 6pm to taste some of Dusty’s favorite brews. 6pm.
- Live Tribute Series: Alternative Rock Concert at Warehouse Live | Friday, July 3 | No Cover – Rock out with the Weezer tribute band, Weezhur, a tribute to Chevelle, Vitamin R, the Subline cover band, Second Hand Smoke, and more at Warehouse Live. The show is free to attend, but $250 for a VIP table. Doors at 6pm; show at 7pm.
- Mike Stinson in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Friday, July 3 – Catch a live set from the local singer-songwriter, Mike Stinson, at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Tickets are $60 for a 2 seat table; $120 for a table that seats 4 and $180 for a table of 6. 7:30pm.
- Comedian Ms. Pat at Houston Improv | Friday, July 3 and Independence Day, Saturday, 4 – Describes as “brutally honest and outrageous” by The New York Times, the comedian, author, podcaster, and actress, Ms. Pat takes the stage at Houston Improv. Tickets range from $60 for a table for 2 to $180 for a table of 6. Showtimes vary.
- Mr. Wonderful Live at Pacific Yard House in Conroe | Friday, July 3 | No Cover – Pacific Yard House hosts Mr. Wonderful, playing an evening of classic ’80s favorites from the decade of decadence. 9pm.
- July 4th Virtual Events & Celebrations Around Greater Houston | Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 – Celebrate the Fourth of July with concerts, virtual presentations and more. Start planning your patriotic weekend and toast to Independence Day with our list of Fourth of July 2020 events around Greater Houston. Times vary.
- Peach Street Farmers Market in Angleton | Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 | No Cover – Shop for fresh produce, meats, foodstuffs, jams, honey, handcrafted goods and more in a warm and friendly open-air farmers market. Food for lunch is usually available for purchase on site. The market will be happening rain or shine. 9am to 1pm.
- Sidewalk Chalk Contest at Lone Star Flight Museum | Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 – Create your own 4th of July or aviation-inspired sidewalk chalk artistry for prizes at Lone Star Flight Museum. There will be categories for kids, teens, and adults, and winners in each category will receive gift certificates, museum swag, and other prizes. Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and up; $5 for ages 4 to 10; free for members. 10am to 12:30pm.
- Midtown Houston presents Virtual Chalk on the Block via Facebook Live Midtown | Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 | FREE – Experience local artists creating pavement art on their driveways and neighborhood sidewalks, without leaving your house. This event will be held online on Midtown Houston’s Facebook Page. 10am to 2pm.
- Battleship Texas WWII Gunner Trailer at Lone Star Flight Museum | Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 – Step inside the ship gunner and travel back in history this 4th of July at Lone Star Flight Museum. Visit with members of the Battleship Texas Foundation and more. Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and up; $5 for ages 4 to 10; free for members. 10am to 4pm.
- City of Houston’s Freedom Over Texas Celebration: Virtual Edition on ABC13 Houston | Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 | FREE – Due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, The City of Houston’s annual Freedom Over Texas festival and fireworks presentation will be televised only to keep Houston safe. The musical program will be headlined by country artist Pat Green, and will also feature rappers Trae Tha Truth and Bun B. It will kick off with a performance by Houston Symphony (who normally host their own annual performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre) and feature more live and virtual appearances. 7pm to 10pm.
- NWSL Challenge Cup: Houston Dash vs. OL Reign on CBS All Access | Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has announced the Utah 2020 Challenge Cup, to determine its 2020 season champions. Eight of NWSL women’s soccer teams will face off from closed stadium and camp in Utah and broadcast on the CBS All Access streaming service. The NWSL is the first professional team sports league in America to return to competition following the arrival of COVID-19 in the U.S. 9pm to 10pm.
- Blood Drive at Memorial Athletic Club | Sunday, July 5 | FREE – Memorial Athletic Club hosts a Blood Drive and offers free Covid-19 antibody testing to all donors. This event is free, but by appointment only. 10am to 4pm.
- Sunday Brunch with Johnny Riley at Pacific Yard House in Conroe | Sunday, July 5 | No Cover – Indulges in some down-home comfort food as Johnny Riley plays a solo show while hosting a tasty Sunday brunch at Pacific Yard House in Conroe. The crowd can expect blues, country, and some southern rock, from the proficient bluesman. Noon to 3pm.
- Love & Make’s In-Person DIY Workshops in Rice Village | Daily – Try your hands at making your own candles, fragrances, virtual candle and soap making workshops, and more at the popular headquarters for stylish do-it-yourself crafting and gifting in Rice Village. Times and prices vary.
- Join a Video Collection Project for $30 | Sign Up Now – Translations.com is seeking participants, who will be paid $30 for their time, to take part in a video collection project in Houston throughout June and July. Participants, who must be 18 years or older to participate, will spend 15 to 30 minutes being filmed to help improve the design and development of AI technologies.
More Things to Do in Houston
- Food Distribution Sites, Pantries & Assistance programs in Houston| Daily – Reach out for relief by dropping by these food distribution sites and pantries, or enrolling for nutrition assistance at national and local programs available in the Greater Houston area. We’ve compiled national and local programs, food distribution sites, food pantries, and other resource programs available through nonprofit organizations, local governments, ministries and more that want to help provide nutritional needs to those in crisis.
- #MaskUp to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Houston | Daily – In recent weeks, positive COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Harris County and the surrounding area, leading to a troubling surge of hospital admissions in the Texas Medical Center and other nearby care facilities. Read on to learn more about resources for managing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic around the Greater Houston area.
- Black-owned Restaurants & Other Businesses in Houston | Daily – Check out a compilation of more than 100 black-owned businesses from a wide range of industries around the Greater Houston area including, restaurants, beauty, home, health, arts productions, historical societies and more.
- What’s New to Watch & New to Listen to This Week | Daily – Check out the latest shows, music and more with our picks for new things you can tune into.
- Dining “Out” at Home in Houston: Must Try Meals & Dishes | Daily – Discover our favorite picks for delicious H-Town takeout dessert shops, takeout lunch options, takeout sandwich shops, takeout pho shops, healthy take-out, Tex-Mex, fried chicken joints, breweries with curbside pickup, family-style dinners, happy hours, burgers, brunches, and date night dining perfect for bringing home. Plus, find more curbside, pick-up, delivery and other to-go options for restaurant meals.
- Things To Do at Home & More | Daily | Many FREE – Tap into our lists of things you can do at home and more, on topics ranging from visiting 10 outdoor landmarks, art installations and destinations inside the loop, daiquiris and margaritas to go, snow cone and shaved ice spots, finding drive-thru Coronavirus testing sites in Harris County and Greater Houston, building the ultimate summer bucket list for kids, learning about reopened restaurants and dining services in Houston, checking out attractions, museums and public spaces reopening, rental & utility financial assistance programs in Houston, where to find protective face masks, a wide variety of counseling and therapy options, thought-provoking and binge-worthy podcasts, recipes from local and celebrity chefs, concert and music streaming, home workouts, sports documentaries and classic game streaming, fun and educational things to do with kids, cocktail mixology at home, local and international museum and gallery tours, curbside pickup from restaurants, curbside pickup from record stores and more. You can also kick back to more than five hours of songs about Houston on our free Spotify playlist, order and pick up books from local bookshops, decorate your home with Houston Neighborhoods wall prints, and de-stress your family with helpful tips for parents and kids.
- Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources – Find more information about best practices, how you can help, and other details about response to COVID-19.
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