Plan Your Weekend: July 11 to 14, 2024

A crowd in lawn chairs and on blankets watching a band perform on a stage in a park
Market Square Park hosts a free concert on 713 Day | Courtesy of Downtown Houston

Updated Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 5:25pm

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with the 365 Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 14, 2024.

This weekend brings Houstonians a chance to celebrate the city with 713 Day festivities, plus catch nightlife and date night opportunities, art exhibition openings, huge concerts, and more.

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Confirmed, Canceled or Postponed: A Post-Beryl Note on Event Status This Weekend

On Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12, our team confirmed which events on this list were still on schedule, and which ones were canceled or postponed. Some events on Sunday, July 14 may remain unmarked as those events are dependent on power being restored (specifically at MATCH in Midtown).

However, plans can still change. So we recommend double-checking with the event organizer’s website, social posts, etc before making a long trek to an event.

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All Weekend Long

  • 713 Day at Houston Botanic Garden (Confirmed) | Saturday & Sunday – Replenish and rejuvenate your spirits when Houston Botanic Garden reopens from Beryl with two days of discounted $7.13 admission for all guests in celebration of Houston’s resilience and 713 Day. Times vary.
  • 713 Day Parties, Celebrations & Events Around Houston | Saturday & Sunday – Find more than 20 celebrations and parties still happening around the H to celebrate H-Town’s officially unofficial holiday. Times and locations vary.
  • Delta H Con at Houston Marriott Westchase (Confirmed) | Friday to Sunday – Gamers and anime lovers can come together for this weekend event in West Houston to enjoy special guest appearances, panels, gaming and more. It’s an opportunity to connect with like-minded fans, and learn more about a variety of genres. $25 and up. 9am to 6pm daily.
  • Island Vybz Reggae Fest at Beach Central in Galveston (Postponed to September) | Friday & Saturday – Head to the heart of the osland along the seawall for a two-day celebration of Caribbean culture, music, and community spirit. $20 for 1 day; $25 for both days. Times vary.
  • Broadway Across America presents The Lion King at Hobby Center (Confirmed) | Daily | Ongoing – See this beloved Disney classic like you’ve never seen it before. The characters of Pride Rock are brought to life with an incredible mash-up of puppetry and live action, and the musical retains all the songs you love, from “Circle of Life” to “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” $35 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Comedian Isabel Hagen at The Riot Comedy Club (Confirmed) | Friday & Saturday – The comedian and classically-trained violist comes to Houston, bringing the style and spirit that made her a New Face of Comedy at the Just for Laughs festival in Montréal. In addition to being featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she’s also played violin in the orchestra for Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, The Lion King and others. $20 and up. 7pm both days.
  • Comedian Donnell Rawlings at Houston Improv (Confirmed)| Friday to Sunday – The actor, comedian and radio host, known for appearances on Chappelle’s Show, Comedy Bites Back, and his latest Netflix special A New Day, is in town for a weekend of performances. $80 for 2, and up. Times vary.
  • Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park (Confirmed) | Friday to Sunday – The Astros notch another installment of the Silver Boot Series at home, hosting a faltering Rangers squad across 713 Weekend, with special giveaways like an Astros 713 jersey, a Yordan “Still Tippin” bobblehead, and a 713 jewelry chain on Sunday. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • Catastrophic Theatre presents Tamarie’s Texas Toast! at MATCH | Saturday & Sunday | Ongoing – The annual chaos from the mind of Tamarie Cooper finds the merry maniacs delivering a production as big as the Lone Star State, with nods to high school football, gas station beavers, flag parades, giant roaches, tons of guns, Whataburger, and more. Pay-what-you-can. Showtimes vary.
  • The Woman in Black at Main Street Theater (Confirmed) | Saturday & Sunday | Ongoing – Stephen Mallatratt’s play, based on the novel by Susan Hill, finds Arthur Kipps obsessed with a curse. He believes anyone who sees “The Woman in Black” will die. He hires a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story to exorcise the fear that grips his soul. This production runs through Sunday, August 11. $39 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Summer Symphony Nights with Houston Symphony at Miller Outdoor Theatre (Confirmed) | Friday & Saturday | FREE – Guest conductor Kellen Gray leads the orchestra in an evening of all-American music. Experience the classical repertoire including Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess concert suite, “Catfish Row,” and the sounds of jazz and jubilee on the concert stage. Florence Price’s turbulent third symphony caps off the concert. 8:30pm both nights.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

  • Kingdom Collapse in Concert at White Oak Music Hall (Postponed) – The Texas-based hard rock quartet comes to town for a live performance. Expect a night of favorites, including their latest release, “Half Alive.” $19. 6pm.
  • Facing Survival: David Kassan Opening Reception at Holocaust Museum Houston (Confirmed) – This new exhibit features the masterful paintings and drawings of acclaimed artist David Kassan, capturing the poignant stories and portraits of Holocaust survivors. $18 suggested donation. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Lotería Game Night at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Confirmed) | FREE – Learn about 54 works of art on display across the MFAH campus in a special edition of Lotería that draws from the museum’s art collections. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Save The Locals Summer Concert: Chuy y Fiel at Menard Park | FREE – The good folks behind behind Galveston’s La Izquierda Surf and Music Festival welcome Chuy y Fiel, with Jason Lenning opening, to the island’s weekly summer celebration of Texas coast musicians. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Girl Dinner Official Launch Party at Private Client (Confirmed) – The intimate cocktail bar in the heart of EaDo launches its new girl dinner series with a party featuring a special menu, complete with cocktail, a tiny tattoo pop-up, hat bar, games, and more. $25 gets you a Caesar salad, parmesan truffle fries, and your choice from a menu of martinis. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Bezel by Cakebread Cellars at The Lymbar (Canceled) – Get ready for an evening of exquisitely crafted food paired with selections from Cakebread’s Bezel wine collection. This is an opportunity to experience how flavors work together, and see how wine can enhance the dishes being served. $98. 6:30pm.
  • Author Jessica Goudeau at Brazos Bookstore (Confirmed) | FREE – When Goudeau, a seventh-generation Texan, began exploring her family’s history, she found the family’s relationship to Texas more complicated than she thought. From a swindling land grant agent in the early days of Anglo settlement that brought slavery to Mexican land, up through her Texas Ranger great-uncle, who helped a sociopathic sheriff cover up mass murder, Goudeau offers an eye-opening exploration of national and personal myths in We Were Illegal. Free; books for signing must be purchased from the store. 6:30pm.
  • Movies on the Lawn: E.T. at Baybrook Mall (Canceled) | FREE – Gather your friends and family and enjoy this screening of Steven Spielberg’s enduring classic about an extraterrestrial who wants to go home, and the kids who try to help. Feel free to bring your own snacks, but restaurants will also be on-site offering up tasty treats. 7pm.
  • Comedians Rodney Bigham & Melady Rico at Speakeasy Comedy Lounge (Canceled) – The Heavyweight Champ of the comedy scene, Rodney Bigham tells personal stories and tales, always with a message. He shares the stage with Melady Rico in an evening of jokes and laughs at the Briar Forest club. $20 and up. 7pm.
  • Candlelight presents The Best of Hans Zimmer at Lone Star Flight Museum – The Listeso String Quartet performs selections from some of Zimmer’s most loved scores, including The Lion King, The Pacific and Pirates of the Caribbean in a multi-sensory concert experience. $45 and up. 7pm and 9:15pm.
  • La La Land Movie Screening at Market Square Park (Confirmed) | FREE – The Downtown park offers a screening of the 2016 Oscar winner, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, about a pair of struggling artists falling in love and trying to make it big in Los Angeles. 8pm.
  • You Should Know Podcast at House of Blues (Confirmed) – Best friends Peyton Hardin and Cameron Kennedy come to Houston to record their popular podcast. Be part of the audience as they share secrets and make fun of each other in the way only close friends can do. $35 and up. 8pm.
  • Swipe Right Dating Game Show at The Riot Comedy Show (Confirmed) – Ditch the dating apps and try your hand at a live comedy dating show led by comedians Jeff Joe and Lotto Marie, including competitions for singles and for couples already paired up. You can stay in the audience or become a contestant. $8 and up. 9pm.
  • Swifites Night Out at Noto (Postponed to August) – The East End nightclub hosts an evening of Taylor Swift faves. Whatever your era, dress up, grab your friends and get ready to sing and dance all night long. $10 and up. 10pm to 2am.

Friday, July 12, 2024

  • The “I” in Immigration Opening Reception at Anya Tish Gallery (Confirmed) | FREE – Be among the first to see this pop-up exhibition from Colombian-born, Houston-based artist Tatiana Escallón. It’s an examination of immigration and how it impacts all of us. 6pm.
  • Sunset Bingo at Levy Park (Confirmed) – Grab a blanket or set up on the park’s furniture to play eight rounds of bingo for the chance to win prizes. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Show your bingo card and save 10% at Kind Ice Cream onsite. $10. 6pm.
  • Fiebre Opening Reception at The Silos at Sawyer Yards (Postponed 1 Week) | FREE – Artist and organizer Aime Rosales joins the artist cohort, creating an immersive installation entitled Cancionero. Be among the first to see this work that creates dialogue between the culture of the past and the present. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Valle de Guadalupe Wine Dinner at Nice Winery (Sold Out) – The team from Monte Xanic Winery in Valle de Guadalupe hosts this evening where you can taste and learn about their award-winning, limited production, Mexican wines. The wines are paired with delectable, authentic Mexican cuisine. $185. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Summer Bash: Early 2000s Theme Party at Belle Station (Sold Out) | FREE with RSVP – The Midtown spot hosts this night of nostalgia with interactive activities, and throwback hip-hop, reggae and R&B hits, plus fashion and big vibes. Dress to impress in your early 2000s best. 6pm to 2am.
  • Cage The Elephant in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Confirmed) – Fresh off the release of their new single, “Neon Pill,” the rock band makes a stop in the Woodlands on their North American tour. $35 and up. 6:30pm.
  • GZA & Inpectah Deck at Warehouse Live Midtown (Postponed to September) – Hear the Wu-Tang Clan artists known for iconic collaborations on songs like “Cold World.” $40 and up. 7pm.
  • Jurassic Park Movie Screening at Jefferson Theatre (Confirmed) – The Beaumont theater screens this 1993 fan-favorite summer blockbuster by Steven Spielberg about a theme park where cloned dinosaurs roam the grounds. When a Velociraptor kills a handler, however, things begin to go awry. See the movie that started one of the biggest film franchises in history. $6. 7pm.
  • The Murder Mystery Co. presents Good Riddance at Pinstripes (Confirmed) – This interactive comedic mystery set in the 1990s allows guests to play alongside actors to solve a crime. Guests will untangle the mystery while navigating through ’90s pop culture references. $59. 7pm.
  • Mixers & Elixirs at Houston Museum of Natural Science (Confirmed) – The popular mix-and-mingle event returns. Guests can explore the museum after hours with a cocktail in hand, checking out the dinos, hitting the dance floor, grabbing a drink from the cash bar and bites from food trucks. $25. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Noche de Cumbia: Grupo Pegasso in Concert at Axelrad (Confirmed) | FREE – The Third Ward watering hole hosts its monthly evening of cumbia music on the outdoor stage, inviting Grupo Pegasso to bring their pioneering style of cumbia pegassera, along with El Tigeron, DJ Pedacito, Chido Machine, and more. Ages 21 and up. 7pm to 2am.
  • Ellis Bullard at Goode Company Armadillo Palace (Confirmed) – The honky tonk singer-songwriter plays a live set. The Austin-based artists have shared the stage with country stars like Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, and Cody Johnson. $15 and up. 8pm.
  • Larry Gatlin in Concert at Main Street Crossing (Confirmed) – The Grammy Award–winning country superstar comes to Tomball for a live concert. Known for his music with The Gatlin Brothers, his hits include “Houston (Means I’m One Step Closer to You)” and “All the Gold in California.” $56 and up. 8pm.
  • Summer Slashers: Horror Art Show + Night Market at Hardy & Nance Studios (Postponed) | FREE – This shopping and art experience features local artists showcasing their works in a horror-themed market on the patio. Expect a host of works and makers that specialize in slasher and horror genres. 8pm.
  • BTS Club Night: 11th Anniversary K-Pop Party at White Oak Music Hall (Postponed) – Dance to hits by K-Pop bands like BTS, Blackpink, Twice, and more at this late-night party at the Heights area spot for music. $15. 9pm.

Things to Do on Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 2024

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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'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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