Plan Your Weekend: June 10 to 13, 2021

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Summer evening hours at The Market at Sawyer Yards| Photo by Ana Guzman, courtesy the The Market at Sawyer Yards

Updated Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 6:57pm.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, 2021.

This weekend, shop ’til you drop at one of many vintage-forward markets taking place around town; throw on your boots and learn how to line dance from the pros at a beloved LGBT-friendly cowboy bar; celebrate the many facets of AAPI culture during a virtual film festival; close out the final weekend celebrating the city’s Latin-owned restaurants with delicious deals; 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 final week of 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. $15 to $50 and available for dine-in, takeout or delivery, depending on the restaurant.
  • 17th Annual HAAPIFEST: Virtual Edition | Daily | Virtual – Catch the final days of this two-week virtual film festival that highlights and celebrates 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 films; $60 for an all-access pass plus a HAAPIFEST tshirt. Times vary.
  • Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Round Rock Express at Constellation Field | Daily  Cheer on the Sugar Land Skeeters when they face the Round Rock Express in Triple A action. Each game has something exciting to offer like Hops & Hot Dogs Night, Fireworks Friday, and more. $8 to $60, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplaceTimes vary.
  • International Women’s Soccer Summer Series, featuring USWNT at BBVA Stadium | Thursday & Sunday – In the United States’ final tune-up ahead of this summer’s Olympics, the back-to-back World Cup Champion USWNT will join Portugal, Jamaica, and Nigeria in International friendly action. Tickets range from $20 to over $80, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Tickets are good for both games in each night’s doubleheader, also featuring the national team of Nigeria. Thursday 4:30pm; Sunday 9pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday & Saturday | FREE | Virtual Option – Featuring the orchestra’s string section and led by conductor Yue Bao, Thursday’s concert includes works by Strauss, Valerie Coleman, and Dukas; while Saturday night features Holst’s “Jupiter” from The Planets, along with renditions of Mozart, Elgar, and works by contemporary composers. A livestream of the performance will be available on Miller Outdoor’s YouTube. Seating in the covered area requires free tickets that can be ordered online. Seating on the hill is free and does not require ticketing. 8:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Welcome Aboard Exhibit Opening Weekend at Lone Star Flight Museum | Friday to Sunday – Take flight for the debut of Lone Star Flight Museum’s latest exhibit, Welcome Aboard, which highlights the colorful history of commercial flight with vintage aircrafts including LSFM’s two commercial aircraft in the existing collection as well a rare Travelair 6000, original pilot and flight attendant uniforms, early industry inflight amenities and more. This exhibition will be on display through Sunday, August 29, 2021. The aircraft $15; $13 for ages 12 to 17 and 65+; $10 for ages 3 to 11; free for ages 2 and under and for museum members. Times vary.
  • The 6th Trumpet at Purple Box Theater | Friday to Sunday – Marvel at the story of Archie, a jaded, tough-as-nails angel and private eye, when Purple Box Theater in Friendswood presents a live stage production of The 6th Trumpet. $18; $12 for ages 65+, but limited discounted $9 tickets are available for most showsShowtimes vary.
  • International Gem & Jewelry Show at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday – Feast your eyes on sought-after stones when the International Gem & Jewelry Show returns to Houston with its world famous Jeweler’s Market, featuring wholesalers, manufacturers, and designers. Ages 9 and up only. $6 in advance; $10 at the door; free for active military, wholesale buyers and teachers with valid ID. Parking is $15 per vehicle. Times vary.
  • Flea at Silver Street: Summer Flea at Silver Street Studios | Saturday & Sunday – Head to Sawyer Yards for a two-day flea market event featuring 100 vendors doling out one-of-a-kind collectibles, fashion, jewelry, vintage, art and more at this seasonal pop-up event. $5, free for ages 12 and under, but you can save 50% on tickets with promo code 365HTX when you checkout. Times vary.
  • Grand Opening & Summer Fest Celebration at Jeremiah’s Italian Ice of Katy | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Scoop up delicious frozen sweets and treats for half price all weekend at the brand new Jeremiah’s Italian Ice of Katy at a two-day family-friendly celebration packed with face painting, balloon artistry, a giant inflatable gelati photo booth, a giveaway, and more. Noon to 5pm both days.
  • 5 Must Do Things Near River Oaks | Daily – Check out a wealth of restaurants and shopping destinations, beautiful gardens and more, included in this neighborhood hit list of our five River Oaks must-dos. Times, prices and locations vary.
  • AD Players presents No One Owns Me Streaming Online | Daily | FREE | Virtual – Part of the Metzler New Works Festival, this stirring play is the story of Macy, who has dreams of being a singer-songwriter but instead finds herself caught up in the world of human trafficking. This play contains mature themes and may not be recommended for ages under 13.
  • Mildred’s Umbrella presents FEMFEST Houston: Virus Edition Online | Daily | FREE | Virtual – Two play readings inspired by the pandemic close out the theatre company’s annual festival, giving voice to new plays by women. Sitting and Talking (Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 13) tells the story of two 60-somethings who enter the world of online dating, while HiTouch (Monday, June 14 through Thursday, June 24) tells the story of Beryl, a touch specialist who helps people supplant the desire for physical touch with virtual touch, examining what society gains with the absence of physical intimacy. 
  • Alley Theatre presents Choosing Love Streaming Online | Daily| FREE | Virtual – What happens when a man steps out of the pouring rain and into a psychic’s shop? An encounter that may or may not change his life. Free, with registration.
  • 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 10, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021

Things to Do on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 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.