July 29, 2023
- Splash Dance with Erica Nix at Heights House Hotel – Start your day with this water aerobics class that includes a Kim Petras playlist and an irreverent vibe, in collaboration with the Orange Show. Part-class, part-art creation, this exercise event is designed to be body positive and queer/trans/nonbinary inclusive. $20; free to spectate. 10am to noon.
- Story Time at Brazos Bookstore | FREE – The Bissonnet bookstore’s children’s specialist leads a reading of Out of the Blue and You Can’t Be A Pterodactyl at this event designed for ages 2 to 5. Coloring books will also be available for some hands-on fun, and copies of both books are available to purchase. 10:30am.
- LetsDoThisHouston presents Bike & Brunch to the Savoy – Cruise the city and enjoy chill tunes as you bike and brunch to the new Savoy Ice House in the Third Ward, offering a chance to make new friends and see the city in a new way. $12 and up; bike rentals available. 10:30am to 1pm.
- Sawari Tours presents Houston Black Art Tour at Houston This is It Soul Food – This afternoon bus tour is open to all ages and brings you on a journey to meet and see the work of Black artists, and learn about their creative process. Guests are encouraged to dress for light walking. $45. 11am to 3pm.
- Garden Party & Planting Workshop at Brennan’s of Houston – The Midtown restaurant joins with nearby plant shop The Flora Culture for this hands-on workshop where you’ll sip cocktails, enjoy light bites, and create a potted plant to take home. $45, plus tax and gratuity. 11:30am to 1:30pm.
- 9th Anniversary Beer Releases at B-52 Brewing | No Cover – Get ready for three cat-themed beer releases at this anniversary celebration at the Conroe brewery. Sample them on draft or in 16oz. four packs, and grab a collectible glass to take home. Prices vary. Noon.
Splash Dance w/Erica Nix
Heights House Hotel
Saturday, July 29
Start your day with this water aerobics class that includes a Kim Petras playlist and an irreverent vibe, in collaboration with the Orange Show. Part-class, part-art creation, this exercise event is designed to be body positive and queer/trans/nonbinary inclusive.
$20 | 10am to noon
- Buffalo Soldiers Day Community Celebration at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum | FREE – This celebration commemorating the first African American Army regiment’s 157th anniversary will include music, a live artist, bounce house, face painting, food trucks and other family fun. Noon to 4pm.
- Christmas in July at Frost Town Brewing | No Cover – Sure, the heat index feels more like the Sahara than the North Pole, but this event will get you into the yuletide spirit all the same. There’s music, family entertainment, food and more, along with shopping from local makers offering jewelry, home goods, fashion and other great gifts. Noon to 6pm.
- Coffee & Food Pairing Workshop at Blendin Coffee Club – The Sugar Land coffee shop hosts this workshop where you’ll taste a variety of food paired with coffees. You’ll learn to evaluate coffee, dig into its origins and what to look for when pairing with dishes. $80; classes are limited to six people. 1pm to 3pm.
- Art & Wine: Texas Sky and Clouds at Our Texas Cultural Center – Unleash your creativity while sipping wine and painting a beautiful Texas landscape. Bring a photo of your favorite Texas sunrise or sunset for inspiration. Don’t have one? Several will be available for you to work from. Artist and art therapy coach Natalia Kachanova-Rhodes leads the class. $40. 2pm.
- The Woodlands Margarita Festival 2023 at Town Green Park – Sip through over a dozen margarita flavors, both frozen and on the rocks, at this festival in the Woodlands, which also features live bands, food and other festivities. $100 and up. 2pm to 8:30pm.
- 5th Birthday Block Party at Henderson & Kane | FREE – The Sixth Ward general store and barbecue slingers celebrate their fifth birthday with a block party featuring games, local goodies and plenty of family fun. 3pm to 8pm.
- Nativo II: An Exhibition Acknowledging Our Roots Opening Reception at Hardy & Nance Studios | FREE – Centering the work of Latinx and Indigenous artists, this show explores the beauty, anguish and brilliance of those cultures. Attendees can be among the first to see the exhibit, and meet the artists behind the works. 5pm.
Comedian Sarah Sherman
The Secret Group
Saturday, July 29
The comedian, a recent addition to the cast of Saturday Night Live, takes her comedy act on the road for an unconventional show. Getting her start in Chicago under the name Sarah Squirm, she told Vulture that she find “glory in gore.”
$25 | 7pm
- ¡Alotta Michelada! at Urban South HTX Brewery – This inaugural event features 18 challengers who will face off to be crowned the Michelada Master of Houston. Each ticket includes four Ocho Mexican-style Lagers, a sample from each Michelada challenger, and a souvenir glass. There will be Judges’ Choice for Best In Show and a People’s Choice Award as well. $25. 6pm to 10pm.
- UFC 291 & Spence vs. Crawford 2-for-1 Watch Party at Social Beer Garden | No Cover – Catch a live screening of UFC 291 featuring the second round of Poirier vs. Gaethje, along with two of the greatest welterweight boxers, Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford, in a head-to-head boxing match—both shown with full volume. 7pm.
- Comedian Karlous Miller at Cullen Performance Hall – The comedian and actor who was nominated for iHeart Radio’s Best Comedy Podcast comes to the University of Houston for a show with DC Young Fly and Chico Bean. $39.50 and up. 7pm.
- Comedian Sarah Sherman at the Secret Group – The comedian, a recent addition to the cast of Saturday Night Live, takes her comedy act on the road for an unconventional show. Getting her start in Chicago under the name Sarah Squirm, she told Vulture that she find “glory in gore.” $25. 7pm.
- Steve Miller Band in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The rock and roll legends take to the stage in the Woodlands, with a concert that brings the nostalgia to summer nights. Known for classics like “The Joker,” “Jet Airliner,” “Keep On Rocking Me Baby” and “Fly Like an Eagle,” the group’s tour at Tanglewood last month was praised for its crowd-pleasing hits, musicianship and “phenomenal blues rock” by The Berkshire Eagle. $39.50 and up. 7pm.
- Summer Luau at MarMo Plaza in Galveston – This first ever event in Downtown Galveston features a traditional Luau menu with refreshing Hawaiian cocktails, a performance from Hawaiian Drums of Tahiti Revue, hula dances, caricature artists, a swag bag and more. $100. 7pm to 10pm.
- Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC at Shell Energy Stadium – Cheer on the hometown squad as they take on visitors from Louisville in the next group stage game of the NWSL Challenge Cup. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
Saturday, July 29
Explore the night sky and the wonders of the universe from the upper deck of the observatory. Look through telescopes and see live camera feeds while you learn about our solar system.
$10; $7 for park entrance | 9pm
- Dead Eye: Grateful Dead Tribute at Last Concert Café – The Austin-based tribute band comes to Houston for a concert honoring the iconic rock group’s contribution to American music. Expect to hear your favorite Dead songs and groove all night long. $20 and up. 8pm.
- Good Looks in Concert at Axelrad | FREE – The Texas-based indie rockers swing through Axelrad’s outdoor stage for a free concert. 8pm.
- Little Outfit Album Release Party at Big Top Lounge – The modern folk band known for its melodic arrangements and crafted songwriting takes to the stage to celebrate their latest album with eight new singles. Singer-songwriter Matt Harlan opens. $10. 9pm.
- Saturday Stargazing at George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park – Explore the night sky and the wonders of the universe from the upper deck of the observatory. Look through telescopes and see live camera feeds while you learn about our solar system. $10; $7 for park entrance. 9pm.
- K-Pop Night: Alawn DJ Set at Stereo Live – With hits from BTS, Blackpink and more, this evening of K-Pop features the DJ artistry of Alawn, a multi-platinum producer with more than 16 Billboard No. 1 hits to his credit. He’ll lend his signature style to the playlist for this 18+ show. $15. 10pm to 2am.
July 30, 2023
- Cars & Cocktails at Little Woodrow’s Tomball | No Cover – Check out high-performance cars, hotrods, bikes, classic muscle cars and more at this event where you can make new friends and share your enthusiasm for car culture. 11am to 3pm.
- Parent & Child Czech Kolaches at Central Market Cooking School – This hands-on class for ages 7 to 17 and their caregivers lets you create a pillowy kolache dough and fill it with a variety of toppings. You’ll make fruit and cheese varieties and take them with you when class is over. $65 for 1 adult and 1 child. 11am to 1:30pm.
- Wine Crawl presents Sunday Brunch at CRU – This special brunch features a curated menu with wine pairings, allowing you to savor flavors and see how they work together. You’ll meet fellow food and wine enthusiasts and sample the upscale vibe of this River Oaks wine bar. $65. 11am to 1:30pm.
- HypeBeast Fest at JW Marriott Galleria – This epic indoor event includes a buy, sell, and trade your sneaker area, vintage clothing shopping, giveaways, a rap battle contest and special guests. It’s designed to showcase sneaker culture in a fun and safe environment. $10 and up. Noon to 6pm.
- Barbie Brunch at Brasserie 19 – Assemble your crew for a Barbie-themed brunch in River Oaks, featured a special menu of eats and cocktails, along with photo ops and other dining specials. Have your pick of the Cosmopolitan Barbie—a blend of vodka, Cointreau and cranberry juice—or try the Beyond the Pink, a simple drink of gin with orange-hibiscus syrup. Prices vary. 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
- Earth Science on Wheels: Focus on Fossils at Levy Park | FREE – The Houston Museum of Natural Science comes to the Greenway park to offer an opportunity to learn firsthand from Museum experts. Encounter real specimens and artifacts from the museum collection in an intimate, educational atmosphere. 2pm.
ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyd
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sunday, July 30
Be there in the Woodlands when two classic rock titans take the stage while on their co-headlining Sharp Dressed Simple Man tour.
$29.50 and up | 6:30pm
- Phantoms in Concert at Clé Day & Night – Hang out poolside or rent a cabana and enjoy music from the electronic dance music duo all afternoon long at this 21+ event. $15. 2pm to 8pm.
- H-Town Summer Slab ‘n’ Bike Fest on Cullen Boulevard | FREE – Slabs, bikes, jeeps, lowriders, four-wheelers and more all come out to this stretch of Cullen in South Acres for a day of food, music, competitions and other fun. 3pm to 8pm.
- Bellaire Open Market at Evelyn’s Park | No Cover – Bring the family out to this open-air market, featuring local artisans and small businesses, offering an array of hand-crafted and unique goods. 5pm to 9pm.
- The Riot Comedy Club presents Myles Weber at Rudyard’s Pub – The viral comedian and featured headliner on MTV’s Greatest Party Story Ever Told, Myles Weber brings his acclaimed storytelling and comedy knack to the Rudz stage for one-night only. $15 and up. 6pm.
- Girls Rock Camp Showcase at the Heights Theater – Join Girls Rock Camp Houston for their end-of-camp showcase and fundraiser where children across age groups perform songs they wrote through the camp designed to help build confidence and musical skills. $10 and up. 6pm.
- ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Be there in the Woodlands when two classic rock titans take the stage while on their co-headlining Sharp Dressed Simple Man tour. $29.50 and up. 6:30pm.
- Galveston History presents Thunder & Blood Strand Walking Tour at Shearn Moody Plaza – Immerse yourself in Island history as you learn about the most famous (and infamous) crimes and murders to happen in the city. Each tour is limited to 24 people and is led by an authorized representative from the Galveston Historical Foundation. $14 and up. 7pm.
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