Plan Your Weekend: June 16 to 19, 2022

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Updated Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 6:15pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 16 to Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Dad’s Day, Juneteenth, and pre-Pride Weekend celebrations are in full swing this week along with multiple concerts, foodie events, comics, drink specials, and moreexcuses to get out of the house and have some fun.

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Things to Do All Weekend Long

  • Father’s Day Bourbon Whiskey Flight Special at Blossom Hotel Houston | Daily – All week long, you can bring Pops to the brand new luxury hotel near the Museum District for a flight of three Bourbons—Eagle Rare, Willet Bourbon and Bulleit Rye—plus a charcuterie board to pair. Father’s Day specials are also available for booking. Flights are $32. Noon to 9pm.
  • And Through Their Eyes Grow Thorns at MATCH | Daily | FREE – Curated by Kevin Dapree Anderson and presented by the T.R.U.T.H. Project, this week-long exhibition at MATCH explores storytelling through a queer lens of color. Free; some events like receptions require RSVP. Times vary
  • Alley All New Festival at Alley Theatre | Thursday & Friday | FREE – The Alley Theatre hosts all new work from contemporary theater’s up and coming artists at this free series of readings, workshops and premieres. This week, catch workshop performances of Torera by Monet Hurst-Mendoza, and Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium by Kirk Lynn. Times vary.
  • Houston Symphony presents The Music of Led Zeppelin at Hobby Center | Friday & Saturday – Hear the hits from one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time when lead singer Randy Jackson and a full rock band backed by the Houston Symphony take you through the greatest hits of Led Zeppelin. $29 and up. 7:30pm. 
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents JC Currais at Rudyard’s Pub | Friday & Saturday – The high energy comedian best known for his stints on Conan, Lethal Weapon and Rooftop Comedy brings the laughs to Montrose’s British pub over two nights. $25 and up. Times vary
  • Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – All weekend long, the first 10,000 fans will have a shot at Minute Maid giveaways, including an Alex Bregman jersey on Friday, a Ryan Pressly bobblehead on Saturday, and an Astros duffel bag on Sunday afternoon. $33 and up. Times vary
  • Comedian Godfrey at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – From B.E.T. to Comedy Central, and in films like Soul Plane and Zoolander, the Nigerian American comedian can be found all over as he heads to West Houston for five sets across the weekend. Tickets are sold by the table; $44 for 2, and up. Times vary
  • Father’s Day Weekend: The Force is Strong with this One at Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday & Sunday – Bring dad to meet Star Wars characters, while kids can make Father’s Day-themed crafts and enjoy demonstrations on the aircraft that inspired the series’ spaceships. $15 to $18; $2 off Saturday admission for anyone wearing Star Wars character costumes; free for dads on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. 10am to 5pm, with most activities in the morning and early afternoon.
  • 150th Juneteenth Celebration at Emancipation Park | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Two days of Juneteenth festivities will include live music, food vendors, an interactive kid’s zone, and feature performances by the Isley Brothers, Kool and the Gang, Sheila E., and more. Free with registration. 4pm to 10pm both days.
  • Trolls Live! at NRG Arena | Saturday & Sunday – Get ready for a hair-raising live tour when kiddos’ favorite characters from Trolls come to Houston, featuring Poppy, Branch, Cooper, and more in the colorful world of Trolls village for a performance with music, glitter, humor and happiness. $19 and up. Times vary.

Father’s Day, Juneteenth, Pride Month & More Event Destinations

Ongoing Theater Shows & Arts Performances

Many plays, musicals, and other stage shows span multiple weeks. Scroll down to find new shows opening this week, then ongoing performances, followed by shows that are wrapping up this weekend.

  • Houston Ballet presents La Sylphide at Wortham Theater Center | Thursday, Saturday & Sunday | Opening Weekend – The oldest ballet in existence; this is the story of a Scottish farmer who finds himself enchanted by a Sylph—a beautiful, winged creature—on the eve of his wedding. What will the cost of his betrayal be? $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Born With Teeth at Alley Theatre | Daily | Ongoing – This world premiere of Liz Duffy Adams’ play looks at what happens when two of the greatest writers of all time—Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare—meet in the back room of a pub to write a play. Expect intrigue, danger and egos in equal measure. $47 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Noir at Alley Theatre | Daily | Ongoing – Inspired by classic film noir, this world premiere musical is the story of a lonely man who begins eavesdropping on the couple next door, drawn deeper into intrigue and deceit. $28 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Boiling Point Players presents Crumbs at Silver Street Studios | Thursday to Saturday | Ongoing – Experience a re-imagining of the classic Hansel and Gretel fairy tale that follows two sisters who grapple with their journey into adulthood—with musing on childhood innocence, personal loss, and the inscrutability of memory—as they find their way and discover the witch. Showtimes vary.
  • The Legend of Georgia McBride at Theatre Southwest | Friday & Saturday | Final Weekend – Follow the story of an Elvis impersonator who, under the tutelage of the “grand dame of drag queens,” trades in his blue suede shoes for platform pumps. $20. Showtimes vary
  • Catastrophic Theatre presents Innominate at MATCH | Daily | Final Weekend – Afsaneh Aayani’s experimental dance theatre piece comes to Midtown, combining puppetry, live original music, mixed media and movement for a surreal journey through Aayani’s personal experience as an immigrant from war-torn Iran. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35. Showtimes vary.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Friday, June 17, 2022

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Things to Do on Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19, 2022.

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Gabi De la Rosa is a lifestyle writer and editor in Houston. When she is not at her computer you can find her on the hunt for the newest restaurant or travel destination—she can easily make herself at home in the mountains or on the beach. Find out more about her latest adventures on Instagram @gabioftheroses_htx.