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
- Father’s Day Events, Brunches & Dinners in Houston | Daily – Dig deeper into Dad Day events taking place all weekend long, including craft activities, photo ops, and a slate of special meal offerings.
- 157th Juneteenth Celebrations & Events Around Houston & Galveston | Daily – All week long, you can get into the celebratory Juneteenth spirit with concerts, movie screenings, and festival blowouts across Greater Houston.
- Pride Month Parties & Events in Houston | Daily – Get your party plans in order with our guide to all the happenings this week and beyond throughout Pride Month in Houston.
- Day Passes to Pools Across Greater Houston | Daily – Beat the heat when you book a day pass with our guide to hotel and resort pools across the Greater Houston area.
- Must Do Things in College Station | Daily – Let us guide you to a good time in the Texas A&M college town, with good eats, attractions, and more in College Station.
- Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Greater Houston | Daily | Most No Cover – With so many to choose from these days, you can browse, explore, and shop at one or all of Houston’s multiplying outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.
- Limited Time Museum Exhibits & Art Installations 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.
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.
Tickets to Houston Pro Sports Games
- Houston Astros Home Games at Minute Maid Park | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Astros games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
- Houston Dynamo Home Games at PNC Stadium | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Dynamo games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
- Cook the Garden at Houston Botanic Garden – Get a hands-on experience making a complete meal, perfect for your Juneteenth celebrations. The menu for the Juneteenth class will include roasted corn and basil hot water cornbread, braised cabbage and black-eyed peas (smoked turkey optional), and watermelon salad. $58 per person. 6pm.
- Art Encounters: Carve, Cut, Rework at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | FREE – Make your own layered artwork based on nature, drawing and cutting with artist Rebecca Braziel in conjunction with MFAH’s ongoing exhibition, Virtual Realities: The Art of M.C. Escher. 6pm to 8pm.
- Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park – Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of music, great prizes, and bingo in Downtown. $10. 6pm to 9pm.
- Comedy Night in the Schmooze Room at Kenny & Ziggy’s – Kenny & Ziggy’s comedy showcase returns, hosted by comedian Jesse Peyton and featuring headliner Jerry Wayne Longmire, along with appearances by Alan Adams and Dan Hornstein. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 6:30pm.
- Family Evening Explorations at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Learn about local habitats, flora and fauna on this guided nature walk through one of Houston’s largest green spaces. $10. 6:30pm to 8pm.
- Amy Speace in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – The folk music artist will take the stage in Upper Kirby in support of her album, How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat. $30 and up. 7pm.
- Adekunle Gold in Concert at House of Blues – The Nigerian singer-songwriter and Afro pop sensation will take the stage in support of his latest album, Catch Me if You Can. $30 and up. 7pm.
- Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Head “Under the Sea” when Houston Symphony performs live to the classic animated Disney film, The Little Mermaid, at the outdoor venue in the Woodlands. $25 and up. 7:30pm.
- Siddhartha in Concert at House of Blues – The Mexican solo artists brings his latest album, 00:00, to the Downtown music venue while touring through North America. $40. 8pm.
- Comedian Eric D’Alessandro at Houston Improv – The viral video comedian is known for his celebrity impressions and parody covers, launching himself to a worldwide audience with “Mask Off Remix (Walmart Diss).” You can catch him for one night–only at the Improv. Tickets are sold by the table; $40 for 2, and up. 8pm.
- Bee Gees Gold Tribute at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – Relive disco gold with this tribute to the Bee Gees that brings familiar hits like “Stayin’ Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing” and more. $78 and up. 8:30pm.
- Cobweb Cabaret at Warehouse Live – Vauxdevil presents this burlesque show featuring performances by Emma Vauxdevil, Louisiana Purchase, Mz Juno, the Abby Cadabra, and many more. $35 and up. 9pm.
- More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do are happening all weekend long. Scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.
Friday, June 17, 2022
- Black Panther Meet & Greet at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – Give the Wakanda salute and snap a pic with Black Panther at the Discovery Center in Fort Bend. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 2pm.
- Pride DIY Dumpling & Beer To-Go Packs at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. – The Heights brewery pairs up with Dumpling Dudez for a colorful array of to-go packs, featuring a 4-pack of Lavender Bunny Cream Ale along with a dozen rainbow dumplings in flavors like vegan curry mash; Korean bulgogi bacon cheeseburger; and pork, leek and shiitake mushroom. Packs are $40 and must be pre-ordered. Pick-up from 4pm to 7pm.
- Crafts & Crafts: Leather Pint Sleeves at Walking Stick Brewing Co. – Vivid Luster artists will guide you through making your own leather pint sleeve. Cutting, stitching, forming, tooling and painting leather are skills you’ll learn as part of the fun. $35. 5pm.
- Meet Artist Mitch McGee & Dress for Success Donation Drive at the Grogan Gallery | FREE – The Washington Ave gallery hosts Texas artist Mitch McGee—one of three Americans featured in the ongoing exhibition, The Ripple Effect—for a meet-and-greet and gallery talk. Plus, you can bring in new or like-new shoes, handbags or clothing for the Houston-area charity, Dress for Success. 5pm to 6:30pm.
- After Dark: Roaring ’20s at Houston Zoo – Stepping back in time to the decade that the Houston Zoo was formed (1922), the Zoo will be transforming into a 1920s-style speakeasy, featuring a live dueling piano show, a photo booth, food and drinks, and more. $39; includes one free drink. 6pm to 9pm.
- Saved & Silly Gospel Comedy Show at MATCH – This clean comedy show will bring the laughs from comedians Black Prince, Dave Lawson, Judge Mathis Jones, Stacy Anderson, and Tonja D, with host Yielded and music by DJ Jade SheJam. $25 and up. 7:30pm.
- Houston Brazilian Carnival at Rockefeller’s – There is no need for a passport to savor this Brazilian festival, including Rio De Janeiro–based street band Monoblanco and DJ Dexx. Enjoy Brazilian food vendors and more. $40. 8pm.
- Mean Girls Movie Screening at CityPlace | FREE – Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Spring because this outdoor screening of Mean Girls will be totally fetch, for sure. 8pm.
- Joshua Ray Walker in Concert at the Heights Theater – The Texas native singer-songwriter takes the stage in support of his latest album, See You Next Time, the third installment in a trilogy of albums that originated in 2019. $20. 8pm.
- Dean Lewis in Concert at Warehouse Live – Catch the multi-platinum selling Australian artist during the Hurtless tour as it swings through EaDo. $25 and up. 8pm.
- Houston Contemporary Dance Company’s Proceed at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Enjoy performances from Houston Contemporary Dance Company’s past three dance seasons, plus one new work from Ja’ Malik and Houston Contemporary 2. 8:30pm.
- Kung Fu Film Nights: Police Story at Asia Society Texas Center – The hits keep coming with Asia Society Texas’ outdoor screening of Police Story, starring stunt actor icon Jackie Chan. Enjoy complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, plus the first 20 arrivals will receive free popcorn. $10. 8:30pm.
- Adal Ramones & Adrian Uribe in Concert at Bayou Music Center – Catch the comedic duo in their first U.S. tour as they perform a show of monologues, stand-up comedy and skits with the signature style that has made them famous. $48.50 and up. 8:30pm.
- Roosevelt in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Catch the German musician during the first Texas concert of his 2022 world tour. $20. 9pm.
- Audien at Stereo Live Houston – The Grammy-nominated progressive house DJ heads to West Houston for a pulse-pounding Friday night show. $22 and up. 10pm.
- The Big Gay Revue at Rudyard’s Pub – The monthly Rock’ n’ Roll Revue burlesque show gets a Pride Month edition featuring LGBTQIA performers on stage at Rudyard’s Pub. $15 in advance; $20 at the door; VIP options available. 10pm.
- More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston are happening all weekend long. Scroll up to see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.
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