Plan Your Weekend: July 21 to 24, 2022

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Updated Friday, July 22 at 6:32pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24, 2022.

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Things to Do All Weekend Long

  • Houston World Series of Dog Shows at NRG Center | Daily – See a field of four-legged friends compete in a series of events, across 150 different breeds, vying for the coveted “Best in Show.” Competitive events include flyball, creative grooming, a frisbee exhibition, and canine musical freestyle. $15; free for ages 12 and under. Discounted admission on select days. Times vary.
  • 15th Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival at MATCH | Friday & Saturday – After a two-year break, HPFF returns with three screenings of films that tell stories of Palestine, reflecting its history, the lives of its peoples who have migrated around the world, culture, and more. Expect special filmmaker appearances at each screening. $10 per screening. Showtimes vary.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents Alex English at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – The New York City–based comedian and new writer for Saturday Night Live takes the upstairs stage in Montrose for back-to-back nights of hilarity. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Houston Symphony presents Music from Final Fantasy at Hobby Center | Friday & Saturday – The Symphony performs songs from the globally beloved video game series, Final Fantasy, in a multimedia concert experience. $29 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Banda MS in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Friday & Saturday  – The beloved Mexican band hailing from Mazatlán, Sinaloa—which puts the MS in Banda MS—returns to perform two shows in Sugar Land. $49 and up. 8pm.
  • Houston Horror Film Festival at Houston Marriott of Westchase | Friday to Sunday – Get ready for a hair-raising convention of horror film icons with movie screenings, memorabilia vendors, panel discussions, cosplay, and meet-and-greets with horror film stars from Halloween Kills, Friday the 13th, Hereditary, and much more. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Comedian Mark Normand at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Catch the New York-based comedian who’s had previous stops on Comedy Central, the late-night talk show circuit, and in his latest one-hour special, Out to Lunch on YouTube. Tickets are sold by the table; $60 for 2 and up. Times vary.
  • Bridal Extravaganza Summer Show at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday & Sunday – Plan all aspects of your upcoming nuptials at the summer edition of this expo that features vendors, caterers, decor, floral, wedding dresses, and everything else from top to bottom for any bridal party. $5; $49 for VIP packages with additional perks. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm.

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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.

  • Clue at Alley Theatre | Saturday & Sunday | Opening Weekend – The Alley Theatre presents a live stage production inspired by the classic cult whodunit movie and board game, Clue. Murder and blackmail are on the menu at a dinner party when six guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget… if they make it out alive. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? $30 and up. Showtimes vary
  • Stages presents Dream: The Music of the Everly Brothers at the Gordy | Saturday & Sunday | Opening Weekend – With their tight harmonies and songs that unmistakably captured the innocence of young love, the Everly Brothers left an enduring legacy on music, which Dream explores through their story and 25 of their songs. $30 and up. Showtimes vary
  • H.M.S. Pinafore at Hobby Center | Saturday & Sunday | Opening Weekend – Houston’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents the 70th anniversary of the hysterical love story H.M.S. Pinafore featuring the very last performance of English castmate Alistair Donkin. $29 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Sarah Sings a Love Story at Ensemble Theatre | Daily | Ongoing – This regional premiere celebrates the love of Elaine and Russell, married for 30 years, through the music and life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan. $41 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • AD Players presents The Sound of Music at the George Theater | Daily | Ongoing – The beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is the story of a nun named Maria who is sent to be the governess for the von Trapp family in the last years before the Nazi invasion of Austria. Against a backdrop of the world changing, Maria finds love, holds fast to her faith and discovers her true purpose. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • The Real Inspector Hound at Main Street Theater | Daily | Ongoing – Catch a performance of this new murder mystery play that spoofs Agatha Christie-style murders at the small but mighty theater in Rice Village. $39 and up. 3pm.
  • Catastrophic Theatre presents Tamarie Cooper’s Live In-Person Sticky Sweet Summer Show at MATCH | Daily | Ongoing – The irrepressible, energetic, wild wit of Tamarie Cooper is back in this uproarious original production. Expect feral actors, dancing egg rolls and other hilarity across a show that delivers music and comedy in equal measures. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35. Showtimes vary.
  • Main Street Theater for Youth presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at MATCH | Saturday & Sunday | Ongoing – This family-friendly musical is the story of a magical car and a family that embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Featuring songs by the Sherman Brothers (of Mary Poppins and other Disney classics), this is sure to delight young and young-at-heart alike. $20 and up. Showtimes vary.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Friday, July 22, 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.