Plan Your Weekend: July 6 to 9, 2023

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Rock the Row returns to the Lake Woodlands waterfront this weekend | Courtesy of Woodlands Township

Updated Friday, July 7, 2023 at 6:20pm

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, July 6 to Sunday, July 9, 2023.

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Things to Do
All Weekend Long

  • Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | Daily – Fellow AL West rivals from Seattle will be in town for a long weekend filled with giveaways like a Yordan “Bat Flip” bobblehead and a coveted Yordan Alvarez throwback rainbow jersey. $27 and up. Times vary.
  • Brick Rodeo at Houston Marriott Sugar Land | Thursday to Sunday – Put your creative caps on and explore the world of LEGO creations at the annual Brick Rodeo event with hundreds of block-built masterpieces on display to marvel at across four days. Creators from all around the country will be present and excited to share their creations with you. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Summer Literary Fest at University of St. Thomas | Thursday & Friday | FREE – Authors and scholars discuss their work across a wide variety of subject matter—from the importance of children’s literature to works of mercy—with each evening offering an opportunity to hear from a different writer. Registration is requested. 7:15pm to 8:45pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Gary Vider at Rudyard’s Pub | Friday & Saturday – Out of New York City comes this finalist on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent, dishing out jokes with his signature subtlety and dry delivery across two days. $20 and up. Times vary.

Brick Rodeo
Sugar Land
Thursday to Sunday

Put your creative caps on and explore the world of LEGO creations at the annual Brick Rodeo event with hundreds of block-built masterpieces on display to marvel at across four days. Creators from all around the country will be present and excited to share their creations with you.

$15 and up | Times Vary

  • Latin Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Location | Friday to Sunday | Ongoing – This two-week dining event sees dozens of participating restaurants across the city showcasing dishes in prix-fixe menus from a variety of cuisines, including Colombian, Ecuadorian, Mexican and across the Central and South America diaspora. Prices and times vary.
  • Watermelon Festival at Froberg’s Farm | Friday to Sunday – Soak in all the fun at the Watermelon Festival at Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, featuring a weekend full of family entertainment. Enjoy live music from Junior Gordon, a meeting with the Watermelon Queen, family activities, rind throwing, food, and more. $3 entry. 9am to 4:30pm.
  • Anime Texas 2023 at Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria | Friday to Sunday – Anime lovers can come together to enjoy Q&As with renown voice talent, cosplay contests, an anime rave, and more. $45 and up; $25 for ages 4 to 12. Times vary.
  • Comedian Donnell Rawlings at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Featured on a long list of celebrated television programs like Chappelle’s Show, The Last OG, and Twenties, the comedian and actor Donnell Rawlings comes to Houston for a weekend of laughs at the Improv. $60 for 2, and up. Times vary.
  • Vincent Victoria presents The House of Patrick at MATCH | Saturday & Sunday – This new play focuses on fashion designer Patrick Kelly, trying to make it in the cutthroat world of Paris fashion in the 1980s. He meets an aging Bette Davis and their friendship transforms his life. $30. Saturday 3pm and 8pm; Sunday 3pm.

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THURSDAY
July 6, 2023

  • Midsummer Sip & Shop at Georgia James – Astros fans can mix and mingle with Reagan Bregman and Julia Morales at a Thursday afternoon event where you can head to the rooftop for a pop-up market event with bites and cocktails. Shop women-owned businesses, including skincare, clothing, accessories and more, with an optional Champagne welcome for VIP ticketholders at noon. $5 and up. 1pm to 3pm.
  • Heights Young Professionals Happy Hour at Trash Panda Drinking Club | No Cover – The Northside cocktail bar hosts a night of mixing, mingling and networking when the Heights group for young professionals stops by for a happy hour celebration. 4pm to 6pm.
  • Country Music & Steak Night at Now or Never – The Midtown watering hole hosts a night of country tunes while you chow down on delicious filets and ribeyes from Meat Therapy. $20 for ribeye steaks or half rack ribs; $25 for filets. 6pm til’ sell out.
  • The Wheel Workers, with Karankawa in Concert at Menard Park | FREE – The Save the Locals concert series rolls on in Galveston with a free outdoor concert featuring the guitar-driven rock of the Wheel Workers, joined by Karankawa. 6pm to 9pm.
  • After Dark with the Arts: Professional Networking & Art Expo at Hilton Houston Plaza Medical Center – Houston Millennials hosts this night of professional networking that also showcases the talents of young artists and performers, including graffiti artists, fire performers, dance flash mobs, fashionistas, magicians and more. $25 and up. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Author Alejandra Olivia in Conversation with J.D. Pluecker at Brazos Bookstore | FREE – The author, translator and immigrant justice activist discusses her memoir, Rivermouth, which looks at her years serving as an interpreter along the U.S.-Mexico border and her family’s generations-long relationship with lands on either side of the Rio Grande. Free to attend; but books for signing must be purchased from the bookstore. 6:30pm.

Midsummer Sip & Shop
Georgia James
Thursday, July 6

Astros fans can mix and mingle with Reagan Bregman and Julia Morales at a Thursday afternoon event where you can head to the rooftop for a pop-up market event with bites and cocktails. Shop women-owned businesses, including skincare, clothing, accessories and more, with an optional Champagne welcome for VIP ticketholders at noon.

$5 and up | Noon to 3pm

  • 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
July 7, 2023

Near Dark: A Black Light Art Show
Hardy & Nance Studios
Friday, July 7

The near-Downtown artist studios hosts their annual exhibition of work that is black light–sensitive, promising a bright and neon-filled show.

FREE | 7pm to 11pm

Emo Night Brooklyn
White Oak Music Hall
Friday, July 7

Groove to the dancy sounds of Tame Impala when DJ Brandon Airlines offers a night of tribute at the Midtown dance club.

Cover at the Door | 9pm

  • An Evening with Booker T. Jones at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – The legendary Stax Records musician and frontman for Booker T. & the MG’s, Booker T. Jones headlines a free concert at Miller, showing why the prodigal talent has been showered with awards like a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. 8:30pm.
  • Emo Night Brooklyn at White Oak Music Hall – Grab your fellow emos for a night of throwback 2010 jams to dance to at the White Oak upstairs stage. $15. 9pm.
  • Tame Impala Tribute Night at Barbarella – Groove to the dancy sounds of Tame Impala when DJ Brandon Airlines offers a night of tribute at the Midtown dance club. Cover at the door. 9pm to 2am.
  • Sam Feldt DJ Set at NOTO – One of the newest nightlife venues in town, NOTO in East End hosts the Dutch DJ for a night of house music to christen the new space. $20 and up. 10pm to 2am.
  • Markus Schulz DJ Set at Stereo Live – Dance to trance, EDM, and house music as the German DJ Markus Schulz hits the stage at the West Houston venue. $10. 10pm to 2am.
  • 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 from Saturday, July 8 & Sunday, July 9, 2023.

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Justin Jerkins
A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins always keeps an eye out for what's ahead on Houston's horizon while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston. When he's not passing along the latest events, destinations and hidden treasures in H-Town, he loves diving into the city's food scene, shopping local and learning about Houston's rich history.