June 3, 2023
- Photography Workshop at Levy Park | FREE – Learn tips and techniques in this community workshop hosted by the Houston Center for Photography, and taking place in the beautiful Greenway park space. Open to all levels of experience. 9am.
- Educators Brunch at the Orange Show World Headquarters | FREE – Houston’s center for folk and experimental art hosts local educators for a free brunch where they can learn about educational opportunities for kids through workshops, field trips and potential classroom collaborations. Reservations required. 10am to noon.
- Gardening for Bees at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Learn how to create an environment in your garden to maximize benefits for local bees at this Arboretum workshop. $35. 10am to noon.
- Summer Street Party at Big Brothers Big Sisters | FREE – This inaugural street party on Washington Avenue invites families from across the city to enjoy food, games, raffles and more while learning about fun summer activities for youth. Registration requested. 10am to 1pm.
- Unlimit Expo at Silver Street Studios | FREE with RSVP – Head to Sawyer Yards to explore possibilities for your future, plus enjoy free barbecue and merch, tunes by DJ Mr. Rogers, gaming, art, interactive booths showcasing business owning veteran, panel discussions, special guests, and more. Advance online RSVP required. 11am to 5pm.
- Drag Brunch & Pride Palooza at Urban South HTX | FREE – The Arts District brewery fromNOLA kicks off Pride Month with a 21+ drag brunch featuring the glamorous Persephone, Hannah Santanna and Kitty Kontour, followed by an all-ages Pride Palooza with pop-up vendors, face painting, a bounce house and more. Brunch $50 for 2; free festival admission. Brunch 11am to 2pm; festival 2pm to 6pm.
- H-Town Market at Post Houston | No Cover – The Downtown shopping and dining hub hosts more than 200 vendors offering vintage clothing, jewelry, candles, crafts, flowers, food and more. Plus, you can groove to a live DJ set and grab food from Post’s restaurants at a la carte prices. 11am to 7pm.
Sandcastle Building Lessons
Saturday, June 3
Learn the intricate art of sandcastle building from a pro on the water’s edge of Galveston’s East Beach.
FREE | 11am, 1pm, 3pm
- Sandcastle Building Lessons at East Beach | FREE – Learn the intricate art of sandcastle building from a pro on the water’s edge of Galveston’s East Beach. Sessions are free with no registration required. Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
- Catalina Canned Wine Mixer at Truck Yard | FREE – In EaDo, the adult playground hosts a tribute to Step Brothers with a wine tasting, a “Best in Bro” costume contest, photo ops, a Step Brothers cover band, and more. Free to attend; $15 for the wine tasting. Noon to 2am.
- Kubota at Kata: A Sake-Soaked Brunch at Kata Robota – Inspired by Chef Hori’s trip to Japan, this extensive brunch lets you savor the flavors of Japanese cuisine paired with exquisite sakes. $275 per person. 1pm.
- Paper Gliders at Cactus Music | FREE – The Houston-based indie pop band shows off their rhythmic grooves, lush harmonies and emotional melodies at an in-store performance at Houston’s iconic record shop. 1pm.
- Houston Contemporary Dance Company presents Moving Myths at Hobby Center – Written by playwright/novelist Elizabeth A. M. Keel, this one-hour fantastical journey follows four travelers as they share stories based on traditional myths from Chinese, Native American, Norwegian, and Ethiopian cultures. $15 and up. 1pm and 4pm.
- 2nd Annual World Series of Corn Hole Tournament at Little Woodrow’s Midtown – Gather your team to take part in this all-skills tournament, with partial proceeds going to Combined Arms, a nonprofit that seeks to help veterans transition to civilian life. Grand prize is $300. $65 per team. 1pm to 6pm.
Catalina Canned Wine Mixer
Saturday, June 3
In EaDo, the adult playground hosts a tribute to Step Brothers with a wine tasting, a “Best in Bro” costume contest, photo ops, a Step Brothers cover band, and more.
FREE; $15 for wine tasting | Noon to 2am
- Open Studio: Double Exposure Portraits at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | FREE – Inspired by Brandon Sun’s work in the exhibition, Where Do We Go From Here?, this drop-in session teaches visitors how to create a double-exposure portrait. 2pm to 4pm.
- North Sea Gulf Coast Opening Reception at Archway Gallery | FREE – The Montrose gallery hosts a reception featuring the works of artist Annette Palmer, showcasing paintings inspired by her love of Galveston and the Scottish coast. 5pm to 7pm.
- Chef’s Table: Celebrating Southeast Asia at Asia Society Texas Center – A trio of Houston chefs—Nina Fonte (Aleng Nina’s), Suu Khin (Burmalicious) and Vanarin Kuch (Koffeteria)—combine their skills for a multi-course dinner exploring the flavors of Philippines, Burma and Cambodia. $165. Seating at 5pm and 8pm.
- Ukraine: Homeward Film Screening at Shrimp & Stuff in Downtown Galveston – HTX Ukraine hosts a film screening fundraiser of the movie Homeward (ДОДОМУ), a gripping tale of a father and son who embark on a mission to honor their Crimean Tatar heritage. $20 minimum suggested donation to support the Ukrainian fight for survival. 6pm.
- 34th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Texas FolkLife celebrates the accordion—the unofficial “National Instrument of Texas”—with a slate of performers from a diverse range of genres that offer their take on the squeezebox. Catch performances from Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Grupo Imagen, Alex Meixner Band, and the winners of Texas FolkLife’s Statewide Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Contest. 7pm.
- Ruel at House of Blues – The mononymous singer-songwriter from the land down under is coming stateside, performing in Downtown on his 4th Wall world tour. $37 and up. 7pm.
- Houston Dash vs. Orlando Pride at Shell Energy Stadium – The women of the Dash take on visitors from the Sunshine State in an evening match in EaDo. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
- Captain Fantastic: Elton John Tribute at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Sing and dance along to songs like “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Benny and the Jets,” and more as this Elton John tribute band takes the stage in Sugar Land. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Janet Jackson in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The superstar performer behind hits such as “Nasty,” “Control,” and “The Pleasure Principle” performs as part of her Together Again tour. Ludacris opens the show. $49.95 and up. 7:45pm.
Janet Jackson in Concert
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Saturday, June 3
The superstar performer behind hits such as “Nasty,” “Control,” and “The Pleasure Principle” performs as part of her Together Again tour. Ludacris opens the show.
$49.95 and up | 7:45pm
- Encanto Movie Screening at Redemption Square | FREE – Bring the family out for this Northeast Houston screening of the smash-hit Disney movie with songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’s the story of Maribel, part of a family where everyone has magical gifts—except her. How can she find her own way to shine? 8pm.
- Heartless Bastards in Concert at Last Concert Cafe – The indie alt-rockers take the stage at Houston mainstay, Last Concert Cafe north of Downtown. $25 and up. 8pm.
- Shame at White Oak Music Hall – Fresh off the heels of their February release, Food for Worms, the U.K.-based post punk band comes to the Northside. $20 and up. 8pm.
- IAMX in Concert at Numbers Nightclub – The iconic Houston hotspot welcomes experimental EDM act IAMX on their Fault Lines tour through North America. $30 and up. 8pm.
- Pride Chorus Houston: Love Who You Love at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church – In celebration of Pride Month, this concert spans a wide range of musical genres—from Aretha and Elton John to Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran—that lifts up the joy of love in all its forms. $20; $10 for ages 10 and under. 8pm to 9:30pm.
- Fonseca in Concert at Arena Theatre – The award-winning Colombian singer-songwriter performs live in Southwest Houston. $79.99 and up. 8:30pm.
- Chelina Manuhutu DJ Set at Bauhaus – The Dutch-born artist returns to Houston in the wake of her Drumcode hit release, Amsterdam Rave. $15 and up. 10pm to 2am.
June 4, 2023
- Goat Yoga at Galveston Bay Brewing – Start your morning with downward dog and adorable goats at this Galveston brewery just blocks from the beach. All levels are welcome; mats available for rent. $45 and up. 10am.
- Disko Cowboy DJ Set at El Segundo Swim Club – This 21+ pool party in East End features Disko Cowboy on the decks. Expect chill vibes and a retro feel. $30. 11am.
- Pride Market at Karbach Brewing Company | No Cover – Shop from an array of vendors offering all sorts of artwork, jewelry and more at this market that also features a DJ, food trucks, giveaways and other festivities. 11am to 5pm.
- Summer Open Studios at Art Square Studios | FREE – The Third Ward gallery that borders the Museum District opens their studios for tours, exhibits, sales and a chance for local artists to discuss their work. 1pm.
- J. Worra DJ set at Clé – Put on your best pool attire and head to Midtown to hear J. Worra at work on the turntables. $10. 2pm to 8pm.
- Ordinary Elephant at Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – The Americana vocal duo performs at the historic Galveston venue. Special guests Clay Parker and Jodi James also appear in support. $20. 3pm.
Jazzy Sundays Finale: The Suffers
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Sunday, June 4
Rescheduled from an earlier May date, the Suffers take to the Water Works stage at Buffalo Bayou Park for the finale to the three-month concert series that has been taking place at parks across the city.
FREE | 5pm to 7pm
- Bee Gees Gold in Concert at Main Street Crossing – In Tomball, this tribute band plays tunes by the iconic ’19’70s group known for hits like “Stayin’ Alive,” “Woman” and more. $65 and up. 4pm and 8pm.
- Jazzy Sundays: The Suffers in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Rescheduled from an earlier May date, the Suffers take to the Water Works stage at Buffalo Bayou Park for the finale to the three-month concert series that has been taking place at parks across the city. This weekend’s show was relocated from its original planned location at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou. 5pm to 7pm.
- Tulips Market at Raven Tower | No Cover – The last Tulips Market of the summer hits Raven Tower in Northside, offering a slate of local vendors, live music, yoga sessions on the roof of the tower, and more. 5pm to 10pm.
- HTX Ukraine presents Homeward Movie Screening at Shrimp ‘n’ Stuff in Downtown Galveston – Raising funds for relief efforts in Ukraine, this film screening tells the gripping story of Mustafa and Alim, father and son, who embark on a mission to honor their Crimean Tatar heritage. The award-winning film explores themes of family, identity, and the pursuit of belonging, set against the backdrop of an occupied homeland. Suggested minimum donation of $20. 6pm.
- Vaqueros Cup at Houston Polo Club – The Vaqueros Cup tournament features an evening of ponies complete with a player parade, live music, expert announcing, a Champagne divot stomp at halftime, and special trophy presentation. Plus, you can grab great eats from The Lymbar’s David Cordua. $35 and up. 6pm.
- Navy Blue in Concert at House of Blues – Take to Downtown for a laidback night of hip-hop vibes from Navy Blue. $20. 7pm.
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