Plan Your Weekend: June 3 to 6, 2021

Photo courtesy of Discovery Green

Updated Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2:44pm.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6, 2021.

This weekend, dine on dishes from many of the city’s Latin-owned restaurants; hear the valiant stories of sports heroes at a three-day film festival at Discovery Green; take a drink and compete with friends during Olympics-themed brewery fun; take to the dance floor at one of many parties taking place around town; and much more.

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Things to Do All Weekend

  • Latin Restaurant Weeks | Daily – Celebrate Latin-owned culinary businesses by dining at more than 45 local restaurants during the two-week Latin Restaurant Weeks, featuring signature items and prix fixe options from spots including La Fisheria, Cafe Piquet, Tony’s Tex Mex, plus newcomers from La Olla to Paisas Chicken. This event runs through Monday, June 14, 2021. $15 to $50 and available for dine-in, takeout or delivery, depending on the restaurant.
  • 17th Annual HAAPIFEST: Virtual Edition | Daily – Raise up the community from home during a two-week film festival that highlights and celebrate the diversity of AAPI culture, food, and family, when OCA-Greater Houston presents HAPPIFEST, the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival. Funds raised will go to HAAPIFEST and OCA-Houston’s arts, culture, and educational programs. Tickets to individual film blocks are $5 each; $35 for an all access pass to all film blocks; $60 for an all access pass plus a HAAPIFEST tshirt. Times vary.
  • Love Motel for Insects: Pop-up Events at Buffalo Bayou Park | Thursday to Saturday | FREE – Bring the nature lover in your life for bayou bug-watching at this series of pop-up events led by artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée, who uses UV light to attract nocturnal arthropods like moths, beetles, and other critters. This event takes place at a different spot along Buffalo Bayou each night. 8pm to 10pm nightly.
  • The Franchise Expo at NRG Center | Friday & Saturday – Hear from business reps looking for local franchisees and dealers, learn about becoming your own boss through seminars, and more when the Franchise Expo takes place at NRG Center. $10 at the door; free for active military with valid ID. Parking is $15 per vehicle. Times vary.
  • A Coupla Chicks Sitting Around Talking at Theatre Southwest | Friday & Saturday – Witness the funnier-than-heck, in-person stage production of A Coupla Chicks Sitting Around Talking, about a strait-laced and uptight Westchester housewife whose next-door neighbor turns her day into comical chaos. $20; $18 for students with valid ID and ages 65+, but limited discounted tickets start at $10. 8pm both evenings.
  • Comedian Bob Saget, with Mike Young at Houston Improv | Friday & Saturday – The Grammy-nominated funnyman known for his roles on Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos, as well as his outrageous stand-up routine, will arrive at the Houston Improv for back-to-back sets of new material. $120 for a table of 4; $180 for a table of 6. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston International Sports Film Festival at Warehouse Live | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Celebrate all-things-sports while watching films and documentaries on everything from basketball to tennis during three days of the Houston International Sports Film Festival at Warehouse Live in EaDo. Food trucks will be on-site with refreshments and snacks for sale. Times vary. Update 6/4/21: Though originally scheduled to take place at Discovery Green, this event was moved to Warehouse Live due to inclement weather.
  • 3rd Annual Houston Tattoo Arts Convention at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Welcome back the world’s largest tattoo convention tour to Downtown when it returns to Houston for the third annual event, featuring some of the best local, national, and international tattoo artists, along with tattoo television celebrities, vendors, side show entertainment, live human suspension, and more. Though free, parking is $15 per vehicle. Times vary.
  • The Dr. Seuss Experience at George R. Brown Convention Center | Daily – Meet your favorite characters and tour through settings from nine of Dr. Seuss’ beloved, imaginative books come to life in a sensory spectacle at George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown. $23; VIP tickets are $50 and allow entry at any time of the selected date purchased. Ages under 12 months are free. Times vary.
  • Boxed Combo Meals from Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys Catering | Daily – Take your pick of 12 different delicious sandwich choices from three area locations when Antone’s catering offers up affordable boxed combos featuring beloved sandwich flavors including The Piggy and Super Original, cookies, and chips, perfect for a post-game meal, office luncheon, birthday parties, graduations and more. Boxed combos start at $9.95. 10am to 5pm daily.
  • Current Temporary Museum Exhibits & Art Installations on View Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.
  • More Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Browse, explore, and shop at one or all of Houston’s outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

  • Mildred’s Umbrella presents Everybody’s Dead | FREE | Virtual – Catch the final date of the company’s Femfest Houston: Virus Edition, with the story of Annika, holed up inside her doomsday bunker. The multi-millionaire made her fortune as the CEO of a company selling doomsday prepper subscription boxes. But now, she’s got cabin fever—and a sex robot—and she’s having second thoughts about everyone she left behind. Free with registration or pay-what-you-can. 
  • Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park – The ‘Stros host the Sox from Boston in a weekday game against one of the best records in baseball. $15, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 1:10pm.
  • Children’s Bingo at Levy Park | FREE – Start your weekend early with a 30-minute, socially distanced game of bingo for ages 4 to 12, with cards, markers, and prizes provided by Levy Park. 4:30pm.
  • Rock the Dock at Kemah Boardwalk | FREE – Dance away at a family-friendly concert with the return of the Rock the Dock series in Kemah. Already Gone will hit the stage, performing the greatest hits of the Eagles, as well as some original songs. 5:30pm.  
  • Make Yoga your Happy Hour at YogaSix West University | FREE – Find your center while unwinding and recharging at a free outdoor yoga class hosted by YogaSix in West University. Reservations are required and space is limited. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Steak Nite at City Orchard | No Cover – Get all the fixins’ while sipping tasty local brew when City Orchard hosts a Steak Nite that includes two sides and suggested cider pairings. Prices vary per menu item. 6pm.
  • Urban Green presents Tickets to Ride at Hermann Park Rescheduled from Thursday, May 20, this spacious outdoor event lets guests ride the rails of the Hermann Park Railroad and see some twilight views, take a pedal boat for a spin on the tranquil McGovern Lake, enjoy food, and more, with proceeds going toward the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park. This event is presented by Urban Green, a Hermann Park-affiliated group for 20 and 30-somethings, though you do not have to be a member to attend. $35 to $180. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Grand Opening at TX/RX Labs | FREE – Cut the ribbon, tour a new maker space, enjoy live music, and more when TX/RX unveils their newest location on Navigation Boulevard in the East End. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Rage Yoga at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company – Sip on brew while expressing yourself through screaming and cursing at Rage Yoga at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company near Washington Ave. This class is ages 21 and up. $20. 7pm.
  • CTS Band featuring Leslie Lugo in Concert at Heritage Park | FREE – Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a live performance of a variety of Latin hits when CTS band, led by vocalist Leslie Hugo, takes to the stage at Heritage Park in Conroe. 7pm to 8:30pm.
  • Brewery Bingo at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | No Cover – Throw back a pint or two while pairing your beer with six fun-filled rounds of bingo at Eureka Heights Brew Co. in Shady Acres. 7pm.
  • Bike Night at Raven Tower | No Cover – Try your hand at raffle and door prizes, enjoy delicious food truck eats, and more when Mancuso Harley-Davidson Central hosts the monthly Bike Night at Raven Tower in the Heights. 7pm to 9pm.
  • ’80s Themed Murder Mystery Charity Event at McIntyre’s HeightsThrow on your best ’80s attire and bring your friends with you to solve an era-themed murder case at McIntyre’s Heights, where all proceeds and a portion of the sales on selected cocktails will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Space is limited to 40 teams and pre-registration is required. $20 for two people. 7:30pm.
  • Line Dance Lessons at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon | No Cover – Get with professional instructors on the floor of Neon Boots Dancehall, where you can try your hand at line dancing. Free darts and pool games will also be available to play. 7:30pm.
  • Laughs & Liquor: Brass Tap After Dark Comedy Show | No Cover – Check out some of Houston’s brightest and funniest up-and-coming comics when the Brass Tap in Midtown hosts a weekly Thursday comedy night featuring drink specials, $1 wings, and more. 8pm to 11pm.
  • Turtle Racing: Season 13 at Little Woodrow’s Midtown | No Cover – Watch as slow and steady wins the race during an evening of light-hearted turtle races, DJ tunes, and great drinks when Little Woodrow’s in Midtown hosts their weekly turtle races, now in its 13th year. 8pm to 1am.

Friday, June 4, 2021

  • Blood Drive at Memorial City MallHelp save fellow Houstonians and get a free t-shirt when 95.7 The Spot and Memorial City Mall team up to help the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center with a blood drive. 1:30pm to 5pm.
  • BLCK Market Houston at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Shop from more than fifty Black-owned businesses, local vendors, and artisans at the BLCK Market happening at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in the Museum District. $5, with limited free tickets available. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Sushi & Sake Party at Central Market Cooking SchoolLearn the art of making proper rice, as well as the ways it can be enhanced with a variety of sushi and condiments at Central Market Cooking School. There will be two sake pairings with your selections. $65 per person. 6:30pm.
  • Latin Beats at Downtown Aquarium | No Cover – Learn from the pros when Texas Salsa Congress shows you the 1-2-3s of Salsa music at the Downtown Aquarium. No cover, but food and drinks are on you. 7pm.
  • Last Night at the Alamo Movie Screening at Rice Cinema | FREE – Get a healthy dose of independent filmmaking when Rice Cinema hosts a screening of the 1983 American black-and-white film, Last Night at the Alamo, about a colorful slew of friends, who after learning their beloved Houston dive is about to be torn down, decide to have one last night of alcohol-fueled tall tales at the run-down bar. Free with RSVP, but space is limited. 7pm.
  • Sparky Parker Band in Concert at the Continental Club Find the beat and jam out to the blues and rock ‘n’ roll sounds of the Sparky Parker Band during a fun-fueled night at the Continental Club on Mid Main. $10 cover charge. 7pm.
  • Dancing Under The Stars at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Break out your dancing shoes for a night of Dancing Under the Stars with Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors. This month’s focus will be on Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue. 7:30pm.
  • SunSquabi in Concert at White Oak Music Hall Vibe to the electronic funk sounds of Denver-based SunSquabi when they headline a show at White Oak Music Hall. Saxsquatch and Ben Vibin open the show. $21, $26 day of the show. 8pm.
  • Filth presents Favorites: A Comedy Showcase at Rudyard’s British Pub Laugh yourself silly in Montrose during a completely uncensored stand-up comedy showcase featuring hand-picked comics from around the country, including some local favorites, at Rudyard’s British Pub. $10. 8pm
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in Concert at Scout Bar Rock out to a live performance from Florida pop rock band, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, when they take the stage at Scout Bar in Clear Lake. Opening acts include Eyes Set To Kill, Astoria State, and more. $16, $20 day of the show. 8pm.
  • Sundance Head in Concert at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn Head to the Woodlands to check out the country-soul sounds of songwriter Sundance Head, when they hit the stage at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn for a live performance. $24 to $30. 8:30pm.
  • Houston Metropolitan Dance Center presents Summer ExtravaDance at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE | Virtual Option – Experience an evening bursting with energy, music, and the intoxicating spirit of dance when Miller Outdoor Theatre and Houston Metropolitan Dance Center present Summer ExtravaDance, featuring an array of dance genres, music, and movement. A livestream can also be viewed on Miller’s website, YouTube, and Facebook page. Seating in the covered area requires a free ticket that can be picked up in advance or at the box office; seating on the hill is free and requires no ticketing. 8:30pm.
  • Rusko at Ayva Center – The British EDM producer and DJ lands in West Houston for a pulse-pounding set of electronic music. $20, plus fees. 9pm.
  • Classic Numbers at Numbers Nightclub Travel back to the ’80s with hits from the Smiths, the Cure, Blondie, and more every Friday night at the always-eclectic Numbers Nightclub in Montrose. Cover charge at the door. 9pm.
  • Friday Exchange at Henke & Pillot | No Cover – Spend your evening dancing the night away to some of the biggest hits of the ’90s and early 2000s at the Friday Exchange night at Henke & Pillot in Downtown. Free with RSVP until 11pm; $50 for a section reservation. 9pm.

Things to Do on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2021.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.