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Plan Your Weekend: June 20 to 23 2019

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Houston LGBT Pride Celebration at City Hall | Photo courtesy of Pride Houston, Inc.

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 20 to Sunday, June 23, 2019. 

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Strike a pose for the International Day of Yoga; create your own candy-filled piñata; show your pride at the most colorful downtown parade of the summer; listen to the music of two ’50s-era rock legends; burst out laughing at a stand-up show by The Daily Show Host, Trevor Noah; and more.  

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, June 20 to Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Things to Do All Weekend

  • 2019 LGBTQ+ Pride Events Around Houston | Daily – Celebrate Houston Pride 2019 with a variety of events, including film screenings, parades, parties, brunches, and concerts all weekend long. Times, locations, and prices vary.
  • 30th Annual Texas Music Festival at the University of Houston | Daily Attend one or several classical music events during the month-long Texas Music Festival. Now in its 30th year, the festival showcases some of Texas’ brightest young artists in a series of concerts and other celebrations. Tickets for the Orchestra Series concerts are $25; tickets for the Perspective Series concerts are $20; ticket packages for the full festival are also available. Times vary.
  • Circo Hermanos Vazquez in North Houston | Daily – Delight in the thrill of human cannonballs, graceful dancers, daring acrobats, and crazy clowns at the touring circus, Circo Hermanos Vasquez. Tickets range from $15 to $60, but limited comped (you only pay the ticketing fee) to $45 tickets are available for most shows. Showtimes vary.
  • Chinese for Everyone Summer Camp | Thursday and Friday – Allow your kids to learn a new language at Chinese for Everyone, a one-week summer camp for kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Alongside language lessons, they’ll learn historical context, eating etiquette, and other teachings about Chinese culture. $200. 9am to 4pm daily.
  • Love & Make’s Candle Making Workshop in Rice Village | Friday to Sunday Design and create a personalized wax candle with help from the team at Love & Makes in Rice Village. The BYOB workshop also features handmade goods from local artisans to shop while your candles set. $45. Times vary.
  • Jazz on Film at MFAH | Friday and Saturday – Discover the intersection between jazz music and cinema at MFAH’s annual celebration, Jazz on Film. The three-week event features a lineup of screenings centered around this year’s focus of 1959, a pivotal year in jazz and film. Tickets are $9 per movie; $7 for MFAH members and ages 65 and up. Times vary.
  • Texas Home & Garden Show at NRG Center | Friday and Saturday – Get your Summer projects ready and head to the 33rd annual Texas Home & Garden Show at NRG Center. The three-day event will feature everything from windows and doors to roofs and floors, with more than a thousand products and services on hand, including experts and ideas all for your convenience. General admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and military; free for children 14 and under. Times vary.
  • Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday and Saturday | FREE Spend your weekend enjoying a free classical concert as Miller Outdoor Theatre resumes its Summer Symphony Nights series, which this week features pieces from Sibelius and Rachmaninoff on Friday, and Glanert, Saint-Saens, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky on Saturday. 8:30pm nightly.
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science: Discounted Exhibit Hall Admission | Saturday and Sunday Score entrance to the Houston Museum of Natural Science Exhibit Hall at a discounted price when you purchase a special voucher, which will be available throughout all of 2019. Tickets are $25 for ages 12 and up; $16 for ages 3 to 11; $16 for ages $62 and up; discounted $11.10 tickets are available for most dates. 9am to 5pm daily. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • Open Studio: Text Portraits at CAMH | FREE Stroll through the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston to view various excerpts from handwritten notes, stickers, and magazines that together create a portrait inspired by the Stonewall 50 exhibition. 3pm to 4pm.
  • Business & Baseball: Professional Networking After Hours at Revelry on Richmond | No Cover with RSVP – Network over baseball and drinks at a business mixer inside the Loop, host by Sam Ali of Mankse Wealth Management. Bring plenty of business cards and be sure to be there at 7pm for the door prize drawing. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Blanket Bingo at Market Square ParkLounge out on lawn chairs or blankets while enjoying a historic night out filled with music, fun, and bingo. Admission includes a packet of bingo cards, which are good for about ten games. $10. 6 pm to 9pm.
  • West African Fest at Finca Tres Robles Immerse yourself in an evening of West African drumming, dancing, food and more, as Finca Tres Robles hosts a fundraiser in support of GambiaRising, a scholarship program focused on girls’ education in The Gambia. Donation suggested. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Lone Star Soirée at Houston Zoo Check out native Texan species like the American alligator, screech owl, and whooping crane—all featured in the Houston Zoo’s latest exhibit, Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands—during the celebratory Lone Star Soirée. The evening event will feature tacos, a margarita bar, music from a DJ, customized leather bracelets, a live ice-carving display, a photobooth, dance lessons, and yard games. $35. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Sleuths & Secrets Mystery Night at Houston Museum of Natural Science Gather evidence, untangle a web of riddles and clues, then crack the case at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s interactive event, Sleuths & Secrets Mystery Night. $30. 6:30pm.
  • Thursday Concerts: Carrie Rodriguez & Laboratorio at Discovery Green | FREE Jam out to a free concert by the Austin-based bilingual singer-songwriter and fiddle player, Carrie Rodriguez, who performs as part of Discovery Green’s Thursday Concerts series. 7pm to 9:30pm.
  • Official Pride Fashion Show: Rock the Runway at Naylor Street Sharespace | FREE Scope out the latest styles in ladies evening wear during Pride Houston’s annual, fashion-forward event, Rock the Runway, at Naylor Street Sharespace. VIP reception from 7pm to 8pm; doors open at 8pm.
  • CSz presents The EaDo Comedy ShowFor this improv show, ComedySportz Houston will draw from the vibe of the East Downtown neighborhood and call on audience members to participate. $10; limited comped and discounted $5 tickets available. 8pm.
  • Million Dollar Duet: Cash vs. Elvis Tribute Show at House of Blues | FREE if you RSVP early  Enjoy the music of rock legends Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash when two tribute bands perform back-to-back sets at House of Blues. Tickets are free if you RSVP before 5pm on Wednesday, June 19; otherwise they’re $15. If you miss the completely free RSVP tickets, then you can also opt to only pay the ticketing fee. 8pm.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Things to Do on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019.

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