Plan Your Weekend: June 15 to 18, 2023

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Stake your spot for Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park in Downtown | Courtesy of Market Square Park

Updated Monday, June 12, 2023 at 8pm

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 15 to Sunday, June 18, 2023.

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Things to Do
All Weekend Long

Bored Teachers Comedy Tour
Hobby Center
Saturday & Sunday

These comedians and educators share their perspectives on life in the classroom, the state of education, and the joys and challenges of teaching.

$44 and up | Times vary

  • Houston Astros vs. Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – With the Reds stopping by Space City, fans have a chance over the Father’s Day weekend to enjoy Friday fireworks, a special Jeremy Peña bobblehead and other goodies at Minute Maid. $34 and up. Times vary.
  • Day of the Dad at Sugar Land Town Square | Friday to Sunday | FREE – This three-day celebration of the dads in your life starts with a ’70s rock tribute performance on Friday night, a slate of BBQ and country hits from the Kenny Chesney Barefoot Nation band on Saturday, and an all-day Sunday celebration with specials at Town Square eateries and a balloon wall photo op. Concerts start at 7:30pm.
  • Comedian Vir Das at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The Improv sets the stage for Indian comedian, actor and musician Vir Das as he swings through while on the Greenlight Tour. $50 for 2, and up. Times vary.
  • Tokyo X at NRG Park | Saturday & Sunday – This two-day celebration of Japanese culture takes over NRG Park, with a bustling food market, local vendors, live performances, a car show, cosplay contests, anime merch, and more. Two-day passes are $65 and up; $30 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Single-day passes are also available. Noon to 7pm.
  • Bored Teachers Comedy Tour at Hobby Center | Saturday & Sunday – These comedians and educators share their perspectives on life in the classroom, the state of education, and the joys and challenges of teaching. $44 and up. Times vary.

Ongoing Live Theater & Performing Arts in Houston

Father’s Day, Juneteenth & Other Destinations

  • Things to Do in Houston for Father’s Day Weekend – Get an expanded look at concerts, car shows and other special events happening across Greater Houston for Father’s Day.
  • 2023 Juneteenth Celebrations in Houston & Galveston | Ongoing – Take a look at the full spectrum of events on display for Juneteenth weekend in Greater Houston and the holiday’s birthplace in Galveston.
  • 2023 Pride Month Events in Houston | Ongoing – Plan your celebrations and parties for Pride Month with our guide to more than 45 DJ nights, drag performances, drink specials and more happening across Houston.
  • Department of Wonder in Sugar Land | Daily | Ongoing – Step into an immersive mixed-reality fantasy that blurs the boundaries between physical and digital reality. Equal parts theater, arcade, art gallery, theme park, and escape room, the all-ages experience is a collaborative quest that’s hard to put into words. You’ll also find a special 21+ and enhanced experience with cocktails on Friday and Saturday, and a toddler-specific guided play session Thursday and Friday mornings. Tickets start at $39; $29 for ages 4 to 13 and 65+; free for ages 3 and under. Open daily; closed Tuesday. Hours vary.
  • Snow Cone Shops in Greater Houston | Daily Chill out with a shaved ice treat from our 20+ picks for the coolest snow cone shops in Greater Houston this summer.
  • Day Passes for Pools in Greater Houston | Daily – Pool weather is officially here and we have 10+ of the best hotel pools where you can spend a day making a splash.
  • 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.
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THURSDAY
June 15, 2023

Comedian Colin Jost
Bayou Music Center
Thursday, June 15

The Saturday Night Live comedian best known for his Weekend Update hosting, Colin Jost comes to Downtown for a hilarious night of his stand-up material.

$45 and up | 7:30pm

  • 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 explore events and shows spanning multiple days, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum and brewery passes, tours, and more.
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FRIDAY
June 16, 2023

  • Slow Flow at Levy Park | FREE – Stephanie McCarrey leads you through this yoga session, suitable for all levels and set to the beat of Top 40 and retro faves. 8am.
  • World Sea Turtle Day Beach Cleanup at Menard Park | FREE – The Turtle Island Restoration Network leads an island-wide beach cleanup to help prepare for the arrival of sea turtles. Check in at Menard Park near the Seawall, then head to cleaning sites at various spots around Galveston Island. Advance registration strongly recommended. 8:30am to 10:30am.
  • Power Up: The Musical! at Children’s Museum Houston – Ollie is a kid spending summer vacation at home playing a video game as a character called Pixel. How can he achieve his quest to move up through the game’s levels in the face of adversity? $17 for ages 1 and up. 11:30am and 1:30pm.
  • Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration at the Grand 1894 Opera House – Galveston’s historic opera house hosts the second annual concert, featuring Grammy-winning gospel artist Reverend Smokie Norful, Zacardi Cortez and Sunday’s Best gospel diva Amber Bulluck. $20 and up. 7pm.
  • A Man Called Adam Movie Screening at Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Sammy Davis Jr. stars in this film about a jazz singer struggling with racial prejudice, a troubled past and alcoholism. The 1966 film is notable for its prominence of African Americans in front of and behind the camera. $9. 7pm.
  • Big Daddy Movie Screening at Urban South HTX Brewery | FREE – Get your Father’s Day weekend rolling with an indoor screening of the 1999 Adam Sandler comedy, Big Daddy, where the beloved comedian takes on an unexpected parenting role. While there, enjoy specialty-themed frozen beer and complimentary popcorn. 7pm.

Paint & Fufu
Fareview
Friday, June 16

Create a kitchen artwork as you enjoy bite-size fufu, the classic Central and West African delicacy. Afrobeats music serves as the background for this fun evening on Fairview in Montrose, and adult beverages are available.

$75 and up | 7pm

  • The Art of Fufu Cookbook Experience at Fareview – Create a kitchen artwork as you enjoy bite-size fufu, the classic Central and West African delicacy. Afrobeats music serves as the background for this fun evening on Fairview in Montrose, and adult beverages are available. $75 and up. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Davy J & Bourbon Street Experience in Independence Park | FREE – Head to Pearland for this Friday night concert series sponsored by HEB, featuring the zydeco sounds of Davy J. Families are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs and can enjoy food and drink, available for purchase. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Melanie Martinez in Concert at 713 Music Hall – Known for her appearance on The Voice, hit like “Dollhouse,” and her debut album Cry Baby, the pop artist brings her latest, Portals, to Houston. Resale tickets only. 7:30pm.
  • NobleMotion Dance presents Desert Shelter at Post Houston | FREE – Composed by J.E. Hernández, this dance performance at Post explores the experience of migrants crossing the United States–Mexico border via the Sonoran Desert pass, as told through music and dance. 8pm.
  • Family Movie Night: Shrek at City Place | FREE – Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to sit under the stars as you catch the beloved animated feature about a donkey, an ogre and his quest for love. 8pm.

Bollywood Film Nights
Asia Society Texas
Friday, June 16

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is about three childhood friends embarking across Spain in a three-week road trip is an acclaimed recent addition to the modern Bollywood scene and one of the final screenings of Asia Society’s spring cinema series. Bring a chair or blanket for this outdoor screening and enjoy concessions for purchase.

$10 | 8:30pm

  • Jill Scott in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Celebrating 23 years of making music, the Grammy winner brings songs from her 2000 debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Vol. 1, to Sugar Land. $50 and up. 8pm.
  • Rodney Crowell in Concert at the Heights Theater – The native Texan and two-time Grammy winner brings his roots music to the Heights with special guests Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, performing the Chicago Sessions Tour. $48. 8pm.
  • Comedian Kerryn Feehan at the Secret Group – Out of New York, Kerryn Feehan has been featured on Comedy Central, TruTV, Sirius XM and many other comic festivals and podcasts. You can catch her on the EaDo stage for one night–only this month. $20 and up. 8pm.
  • Bollywood Film Nights: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara at Asia Society Texas – This film about three childhood friends embarking across Spain in a three-week road trip is an acclaimed recent addition to the modern Bollywood scene and one of the final screenings of Asia Society’s spring cinema series. Bring a chair or blanket for this outdoor screening and enjoy concessions for purchase. $10. 8:30pm.
  • Ookay DJ Set at Rise Rooftop – Come out and dance as the energetic DJ brings his brand of EDM that garnered acclaim with his 2022 album, Very Special! $15 and up. 10pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents The Gay Agenda at Rudyard’s Pub – The monthly queer variety show features some of the funniest LGBTQ+ comedians in Houston, plus burlesque, interactive singing and more fun at the upstairs stage in Montrose. $15 and up. 11pm.
  • 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 explore events and shows spanning multiple days, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum and brewery passes, tours, and more.

Things to Do on Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, 2023.

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Holly Beretto writes about food and wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 Things to Do in Houston, her work has appeared in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine, Arts + Culture Texas, Bayou City Magazine, Downtown, Galveston Monthly and Houston Woman. She is also a regular contributor to Eater.com's Houston site. She earned her B.A. in mass communication with a minor in professional writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her M.A. in communication studies with an emphasis in journalism from St. Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native Rhode Islander, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press.