Plan Your Weekend: June 13 to 16, 2024

An aerial view of a marketplace on the shores of Galveston with an amusement park in the background
The annual Juneteenth Festival brings a marketplace and more to the shores of Galveston | Courtesy of Visit Galveston

Updated Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 1:30pm

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16, 2024.

This weekend is packed with Juneteenth celebrations in Houston and across the birthplace of the holiday in Galveston.

Plus, you can get into plenty of Father’s Day happenings, Pride Month events, and much more in Greater Houston.

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All Weekend Long

  • Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Come out to cheer on the ‘hometown ‘Stros as they welcome the team from Motor City for a three-game series. Through the weekend, early arriving fans can snag giveaways like a Jose Altuve bobblehead, an Astros Hawaiian shirt, and a travel tumbler. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • Comedian Tommy Davidson at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The actor and comedian, known for the hit show In Living Color, performs five shows across the weekend. The seasoned performer brings the hilarity in dozens of films and TV shows, so get ready for lots of laughs. $54 and up. Times vary.
  • Houston Ballet presents Four Seasons at Wortham Center | Friday to Sunday – This mixed rep program showcases the ballet’s depth of artistry. The program is highlighted by four dances, including Tchaikovsky’s Pas de Deux and the world premiere of choreographer Dwight Rhoden’s The Four Seasons, set to the recognizable music of Antonio Vivaldi. $45 and up. Times vary.
  • Institute of Contemporary Dance 2 presents Acceleration at MATCH | Friday & Saturday – Come to Midtown for this concert of original choreography featuring some of Houston’s up-and-coming dancers. The dancers will also be revisiting works from HC2’s inaugural season. $25. Times vary.
  • Megan Thee Stallion at Toyota Center | Friday & Saturday – The Houston hitmaker returns to her hometown for back-to-back concerts in downtown, just days before dropping her third album, Megan. $100 and up. 7pm both nights.
  • Juneteenth: A Musical Journey Through Eras at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday & Saturday | FREE – This special two-night concert series offers a poignant exploration of Black music’s evolution—and the reflections and impacts of history. Each night features different focuses, from the R&B, gospel and blues of 1960 to 1980, to the rise of hip-hop and beyond from 1980 to 2000. 8:30pm both nights.
  • Shop Local Market Father’s Day Weekend at Houston Farmers Market | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Find unique gifts for dad—including handcrafted items, tasty baked goods, local produce, and more—from 20+ artisans, makers and bakers. 10am to 5pm both days; free yoga class with Black Swan Yoga on Sunday at 9am.
  • Tokyo X Festival at NRG Center | Saturday & Sunday – The largest Japanese festival in Houston takes a dive deep into Japanese culture with an array of attractions, including street foods prepared by local Houston chefs, night markets, a car showcase, anime, cosplay, music, live performances, and more. $35 and up. Prices and times vary.
  • Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch at Old Central Cultural Center | Daily – Galveston Lighthouse Productions presents the satirical work by the late actor, civil rights activist, and writer Ossie Davis. The play follows the journey of Purlie Victorious Judson, a Black self-made traveling preacher who returns to his segregated Georgia hometown with the bold mission to buy and rehabilitate its derelict church. $25. Times vary.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

  • Craft Brew Stroll on 19th Street – Stroll up and down 19th Street in the heart of the Heights and sample beers from multiple breweries, poured up in a signature 19th Street pint glass you can take home. $20. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Cabs & Dads at Pappas Bros. Steak House – The Galleria steak house location will offer a wine tasting that explores selections from around the world, carefully curated and representing some of the globe’s finest cabernet sauvignons. $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 5:30pm to 7pm.
  • 41st Center Annual: send me anything at Houston Center for Photography | FREE Be among the first to see this exhibition featuring photographs from more than 30 artists that capture self-awareness and vulnerability, and speak about precarity, safety, and comfort. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Spirit Round Table: Summer Cocktails at Brennan’s – Learn to make four different summer sippers, including a Pimm’s Cup, a Mint Julep and more. It’s an excellent opportunity to show off your bartending skills, and enjoy new favorites. $45 per person. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Juneteenth Liberation Market at Post Houston | FREE – Kick off your Juneteenth celebration with this market presented by SOA Co. Books, an independent, Black, and female-owned pop-up bookstore based in Houston, in collaboration with CAMH. You’ll find a variety of unique items that showcase the spirit of Juneteenth. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Flor de Cana Dinner at The Lymbar – Brand Ambassador Luis Baez and guest chef Dominick Lee of Augustine serve up dishes like duck carnitas, pepito Wellinton and more, with each course paired with a different Flor de Cana rum. $98 per person. 6:30pm.
  • So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience at House of Blues – Broadway star and film actor Robert Neary channels Neil Diamond in a striking tribute that’s been pleasing audiences across North America and beyond. $25 and up. 7pm.
  • Concert Under the Stars: Sinatra at Marriott Marquis Houston – Enjoy a night of music by Frank Sinatra accompanied by stunning views from the rooftop of Marriott Marquis Houston. Cocktails and light bites are available. $45 and up. 8pm.
  • Sheifi Album Release at the Continental Club – The Midtown club hosts this event, celebrating Sheifi’s new album. Blending a variety of styles including rock, funk, soul, and blues, Sheifi will perform tunes from the new record in a live set. $10. 9pm.

Friday, June 14, 2024

  • Gotta Go Fast! at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – Sonic and Knuckles make a special appearance at the Discovery Center, meeting and taking photos with kiddos. $15. 10am to 2pm.
  • Focus Tour: Porcelain at Rienzi – Take an hour-long tour focusing on the artistry of porcelain in this in-depth look at MFAH’s European decorative arts museum. It’s also a chance to understand more about the home’s original owners and their commitment to art. $10. 1pm.
  • The Marshall Tucker Band in Concert at Home Run Dugout – The Katy baseball bar hosts the ensemble, known for incorporating blues, country and jazz into an eclectic sound all their own. Helping to create the genre of Southern rock, the band has been performing and cutting records for the last half century. $45. 6:30pm.
  • 2nd Annual Juneteenth Comedy Fest at Galveston Convention Center – An all-star lineup headlines this evening of laughs, marking not only the importance of the holiday, but Galveston’s unique role in it. Thea Vidale will be joined by Ben Jackson, Lotto Marie, Craig Bush, Pokey Simmons and many more. $25.99 and up. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Bonnie Bishop in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – The Grammy-winning country rock singer-songwriter, known for songs like “Women at the Well” and “Every Happiness Under the Sun” performs live on stage at the Upper Kirby music spot. $30 and up. 7pm.
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Movie Screening at Asia Society Texas Center – The comedy buddy film turns 20 and Asia Society celebrates in style. Expect an evening of Harold and Kumar-approved music, Burger-chan grilling up their homage to the White Castle slider, a trivia contest to win official White Castle gift packs, and complimentary drinks. $30. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Noche de Cumbia Festival at Axelrad | FREE – Be part of the biggest cumbia party in town. Head to the Third Ward beer garden for an evening of live music from Sonido Sabotaje, Susobrino, Movimiento Cumbia, and more. Ages 21 and up. 7pm.
  • Comedian Celeste Barber at 713 Music Hall – The Australian comedian and social media personality comes to Houston as part of her Backup Dancer Tour. With more than seven million Instagram followers, Barber counts Cindy Crawford and Kris Jenner as fans, and is host of the Celeste & Her Best podcast. $41.75 and up. 8pm.
  • ITZY in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – The South Korean girl group, known for energetic tracks and themes of female empowerment, perform live in Sugar Land. Since the debut of their first album in 2019, they’ve garnered fans around the world. $72 and up. 8pm.
  • The Taylor Party: Taylor Night at White Oak Music Hall – Swifties can head to the Heights to dance the night away to Taylor Swift’s hits and deep tracks. With the artist’s Eras Tour still going strong, expect upbeat energy and lots of singing along. $15 and up. 8pm. 
  • Billy Harper Quintet in Concert at the Eldorado Ballroom – The jazz saxophonist and his ensemble perform live at this historic Third Ward location. Known as “The Texas Tenor,” Harper is from Houston and the Eldorado is an important fixture in his life and career. $35. 8:30pm.
  • Fever presents Candlelight Spring: From Bach to the Beatles at the Bell Tower on 34th St. – This immersive concert pulls audiences into the music with a multisensory experience. Surrounded by flowers, you’ll listen to selections from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto and double violin concerto, along with a series of Beatles hits like “Hey, Jude,” “Come Together” and more. $45 and up. 8:45pm.
  • Biscits DJ Set at Stereo Live – The tech house DJ and producer performs a live set. EDM.com called his “From the Start” single “irresistible,” while The Lowdown Magazine praised his “Me & U” for its “powerful vocal, groovy basslines and a dynamic build.” $14.99. 10pm.

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Holly Beretto
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.

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