Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 3pm.
Make the most of your week with our top 12 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2, 2020.
Planning your week these days can be challenging but we’ve got you covered with our picks for events and virtual events taking place throughout Houston this week.
Be sure to check back in the coming days as we add events when they emerge. Do you know an event that could make the list? Let us know at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.
Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2, 2020.
Top 12 Things to Do This Week in Houston
- Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners: Live from Minute Maid Park on ATT SportsNet-SW | Monday, July 27 – Watch as Altuve, Bregman, Correa, and the ‘Stros hit the field to close out the fourth and final game of their home-opener series with the Seattle Mariners. 6:10pm to 9:55pm.
- Houston Ballet presents The Director’s Chair with Stanton Welch on YouTube | Monday, July 27 | FREE – Catch up on Houston Ballet’s weekly summer series, The Director’s Chair, with each episode highlighting a different company dancers.
- Archway Gallery’s #BlackLivesMatter – Time for Change! Virtual Exhibition | Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31 | FREE to View – Curated from its member artists in response to this summer’s civil rights movement, this collection will take its bow after Friday. Works are available for purchase and half of all proceeds will be donated to the Houston-based Community Artists’ Collective, which helps to provide a link between African American artists and the broader community.
- Summer Camp: Flight Engineering at Lone Star Flight Museum | Tuesday, July 28 through Friday, July 31 – Designed for ages 10 to 12, the four-day summer camp test different drone designs, learn about historic planes, and compete in an obstacle course. $175; $150 for museum members and active military. Daily from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
- Bingo on the Lawn at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Thursday, July 30 – Hit the lawn for a fun-filled, family-friendly night of socially distanced bingo, complete with prizes and more. $25; $20 for members; $10 for ages 17 and under. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
- 14 Pews’ Anti-Racist Book Club on Zoom | Thursday, July 30 | FREE – Featuring Robin Diangelo’s book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, 14 Pews launches a monthly Anti-Racist Book Club discussion group. Participants are required to have read the book. 7pm to 9pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks on ATT Sportsnet-SW & ESPN | Friday, July 31 – In the first in an eight-game series to determine playoff seeds, the Rockets return to the court to take on rivals from Dallas. 8pm to 10pm.
- Whiplash Drive-In Movie Screening at Shady Acres Saloon | Friday, July 31 – Catch a live screening of the 2014 film that won actor J.K. Simmons an Oscar, from the safety of your car, at this week’s edition of the new live-music inspired music series from the Best Little Drive-In in HTX. Rescheduled from last weekend. $30 per vehicle. 7:45pm and 9:50pm.
- Galveston Island Beach Revue 2020: Virtual Edition | Saturday, August 1 | FREE – Don your 1920s or ’30s vintage beachwear, mix up (or pre-order) the revue’s official frozen cocktail, and tune in for a variety program that includes early 20th century tunes, burlesque, a slide show of rarely seen photos of the revues from 100 years ago, a classic car show, and more. 2pm to 4pm.
- First Saturday Arts Market at Night! in The Heights | Saturday, August 1 | No Cover – Shop artisan goods and works from local artists at an evening and socially distant edition of the monthly market. 6pm to 10pm.
- Summer Movie Nights at Redemption Square: Toy Story 4 | FREE – Bring the family over to Redemption Square to watch an outdoor screening of Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Bring your own blanket and remember to stay six feet apart. 8pm.
- Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020 | Starts Saturday, August 1 – H-Town’s ever-popular monthlong dining event returns, complete with a new takeout option, offering up multi-course, fixed price menus at almost 200 establishments around Greater Houston. $20 lunches and brunches; $35 or $45 for dinners.
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