Top 11 Things to Do This Week in Houston: July 12 to 18, 2021

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Make the most of your week with our top picks and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, July 12 to Sunday, July 18, 2021.

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Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, July 12 to Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Top 11 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Tacoma Rainiers at Constellation Field | Monday, July 12 & Tuesday, July 13 – Start your week with the Skeeters as they face the Tacoma Rainiers in the final games of a six-game series at Constellation Field in Minor League Baseball action. $8 to $60, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:05pm both days.
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage Games at BBVA Stadium | Tuesday, July 13 & Saturday, July 17 – The bi-annual regional soccer tournament returns, with group stage action in Houston that includes doubleheaders featuring the national teams of Panama, Honduras, Grenada, and Qatar. $30 to over $200, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Tickets are good for both games. Times vary.
  • Opening of Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need at CAMH | Thursday, July 15 | FREE – Contemporary Arts Museum Houston hosts the opening reception of its latest exhibition, We Already Have What We Need, which features work by the acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist, Cauleen Smith, that weaves together themes of historical erasure, and loss from one’s native culture. 7pm to 9pm.
  • WWE Friday Night Smackdown at Toyota Center | Friday, July 16 – Rey Mysterio, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, and other Smackdown superstars return to Houston in a Friday Night event televised live on Fox. $20 to $120, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6:45pm.
  • Comedian Nicole Byer at Houston Improv | Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 18 – Welcome the raunchy and hilarious actress and comedian, Nicole Byer, known for her time hosting Netflix’s baking show Nailed It and her podcast called Why Won’t You Date Me, when she stops through the Houston Improv for five shows. $50 for two people; $100 for four people; $150 for six. Showtimes vary.
  • Jurassic Park Movie Screening at CityPlace | Friday, July 16 | FREE – Step into a prehistoric world when you bring the family out to CityPlace in Spring for an outdoor screening of the 1993 timeless Spielberg movie, Jurassic Park, about a real life world of dinosaurs gone wrong when a theme park experiences a power outage. Free with RSVP. 8pm.
  • Fly Dance Company: The Gentlemen of Hip Hop at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, July 16 | FREE | Virtual Option – Watch incredible dancing under the stars when Fly Dance Company brings their unique fusion of theatrical hip-hop, street dance, and classical music to the stage at Miller Outdoor. A livestream of the performance can be viewed on Miller Outdoor’s YouTube channel. Covered seating requires a free ticket that can be reserved online. Seating on the hill is free and does not require a ticket. 8:30pm.
  • Comicpalooza 2021 at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday, July 17 & Sunday, July 18  Get decked out in your favorite hero costume and head Downtown for a weekend of cosplay, autographs, and all-things-comics. Enjoy family-friendly activities, listen in on live panel discussions, shop from local creators, browse pop culture memorabilia, and much more. One-day adult passes are $61 for Saturday; $54 for Sunday. Children’s passes are $5 and good for the whole weekend (ages 12 and under). Times vary.
  • Z-Ro, K-Rino, K.O. at Scout Bar in Clear Lake | Saturday, July 17 – The Mo City Don and K-Rino team up for a night of legendary Houston rap at the Clear Lake venue, featuring tracks from Z-Ro’s most recent release, 2 The Hardway. Advance tickets are $25, $30 at the door; $50 for a reserved table. 10pm.
  • ThriftCon Houston at NRG Park | Sunday, July 18 – Dig into vintage clothing from more than 100 vendors at this thrifting convention, which also features multiple installations that celebrate vintage and retro culture, as well as sustainability in fashion. $5 to $25; parking fees apply. 10am to 5pm.
  • Gottmik at ReBar Houston | Sunday, July 18 – Catch a show-stopping performance from drag queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 contestant, Gottmik, at the LGBTQ-friendly venue, ReBar. This event is 21 and up. Cover charge at the door. 11pm.

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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.