Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Toast 24 years of St. Arnold brews with an all-day concert and aged beer tastings, bring the kids to a free screening of Little Giants, grab a seat for one of several theatrical performances, jam out to Maroon 5 at their live show, and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Things to Do All Weekend
• Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands | Daily –Wine and dine your way through The Woodlands at this week-long festival that features more than 500 wines, 75 chefs, and scores of food- and drink-centric events. Highlights include the H-E-B Wine Walk; Sips, Suds & Tacos; and the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase. Prices, times, and locations vary.
• Shakespeare in Vegas at Studio 101 | Daily – Meet Margot, a struggling actress in New York City, who blindly accepts a role in a full season of Shakespearean plays with only one catch: the show is in Las Vegas. Presented by 4th Wall Theatre Company, Shakespeare in Vegas is a laugh-out-loud comedy full of surprises. Tickets start at $17. Showtimes vary.
• The Graduate at MATCH | Thursday to Saturday – Follow the story of the infamous Mrs. Robinson when she meets a young man with an uncertain future and the drama that follows. Touted as a great American film, Mike Nichols’ The Graduate is now brought to life on the stage. Tickets are $22. Showtimes vary.
• Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE | Friday and Saturday – Follow the story of Joseph and his “coat of many colors” from the Bible’s Book of Genesis in a children’s performance of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:15pm nightly.
• Flea at Silver Street: Summer Market | Saturday and Sunday – Feast your eyes on a bevy of completely unique, locally-sourced goods at Flea at Silver Street: Summer Market. Flea at Silver Street is a seasonal pop-up market and social experience in the heart of the Washington Arts District. Tickets are available for $5 at the door and online; free for ages 12 and under. 10am to 5pm each day.
• Saint Arnold 24th Anniversary Celebrations at Saint Arnold Brewery | Saturday and Sunday – Cheers to 24 years of St. Arnold craft beer as the brewery hosts an anniversary party and musical showcase. Come Saturday for the musical lineup boasting all local, all independent bands and artists performing on two outdoor stages. On Sunday, guests are invited to sample one-of-a-kind selections and aged brews at the Special Rare Cellar Tasting. Tickets start at $10. 4pm to 10pm daily.
• Buu Mon Garden Festival 2018 | Saturday and Sunday – Stroll through gardens full of lotus blossoms, water lilies, and towering bamboo at the Buu Mon Buddhist Temple’s annual Garden Festival in Port Arthur. Visitors can nosh on Vietnamese food and partake in arts and crafts. 9am to 5pm daily.
Friday, June 8, 2018
• Ladies of the Vine Tasting, Panel & Luncheon at The Club at Carlton Woods Main Club House – Hear from a panel of women winemakers, vineyard owners, and wine connoisseurs at one of the hottest events at The Woodlands’ Wine & Food Week. Along with the panel discussion, Ladies of the Vine includes a tasting of featured wines, followed by a multi-course luncheon paired with the panelists’ selections. Noon to 3pm.
• Twilight Tour at Buffalo Bayou – Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a half-hour boat ride along Buffalo Bayou, where you can enjoy the calming waters and spot local wildlife, such as herons, jumping fish, and even the occasional alligator. $7. 5:30pm to 8pm.
• KSBJ: Third Day with Matt Maher in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion– Join Christian rockers Third Day as they stop by Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on their farewell tour, concluding 25 years of live performances. Claim a seat early on to catch opener Matt Maher. Tickets start at $26.25. 7:30pm.
• Penn & Teller at Jones Hall – Marvel and laugh at a comedic program of magic tricks when the iconic, award-winning duo, Penn & Teller, performs at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $35. 7:30pm.
• Speedway: A Tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths at White Oak Music Hall –Hear your favorite tunes by Morrissey and The Smiths when the Houston-based tribute band, Speedway, hits the stage at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets start at $12. 8pm.
• Hot Mess: A Montrose Social & Dance Party at Grand Prize Bar | No Cover –Strut your stuff to mixes and beats from resident DJs Fredster and Mr. Castillo at the Montrose Social & Dance Party at Grand Prize. 10pm.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
• Hire Houston Youth 2018 On The Spot Hiring Events | FREE – Discover and apply for the perfect summer job at Hire Houston Youth’s on-the-spot hiring event, an initiative from Mayor Sylvester Turner in partnership with the local McDonald’s owners/operators of Greater Houston. 10am to 2pm.
• Throwdown Texas Burger and Music Fest at Town Green Park – Get your grub on and decide which of 10 competitors can serve up the best burger when Town Green Park hosts the Throwdown Texas Burger and Music Fest. Along with plenty of mouth-watering bites, you can also enjoy cold beer and cocktails, a VIP section, a free kids zone, and shopping from artisan vendors. Tickets are $5. 11am to 8pm.
• Second Saturday at Sawyer Yards | No Cover – Spend your afternoon wandering through Sawyer Yards’ five studio buildings and discover an extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, clothing, mixed media and more. Noon to 5pm.
• DIY Terrariums at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Get your hands dirty at this family-friendly workshop, where you’ll use colorful gravel, glass pebbles, figurines, and succulents to build your own miniature garden at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. $50. 1pm to 3pm.
• Styx and Joan Jett and the Black Hearts in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Come sail away to Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion when rockers Styx perform alongside Joan Jett and the Black Hearts. Tickets start at $29.50. 7pm.
• The Market at Sawyer Yards | FREE – The Market at Sawyer Yards is a curated market featuring a mix of artist mediums with a focus on folk art, “maker is the seller,” and artisan crafts, including packaged specialty foods. 6pm to 10pm.
• The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center – Glam out and rub elbows with fellow food and wine enthusiasts at the highlight event of The Woodlands’ Wine & Food Week, the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting and Chef Showcase. Guests can watch chef demonstrations, sample fine wines and gourmet food, and attend an award presentation to the best chef, as voted by a panel of judges. Tickets start at $75. 7pm to 10pm.
• Biz Markie in Concert at House of Blues – Get down to tunes by legendary musician Biz Markie, who brings his hip hop repertoire, including hits like “Just a Friend,” to Houston’s House of Blues. Tickets are $15. 7pm.
• Rec Room Arts 3rd Annual Beer & Ice Cream Social – Kick back and enjoy a festival-style lineup of music, theatre, and performance art while sipping 8th Wonder brews, licking an ice cream cone, and noshing on nostalgic snacks at Rec Room Arts’ Beer & Ice Cream Social. Tickets start at $25. 7pm.
• Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour at Buffalo Bayou – Watch 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the Waugh Bridge at dusk while sitting comfortably on a boat during this tour offered by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. $30. 7pm to 8:30pm
• Shania Twain in Concert at Toyota Center – Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to sing along to Shania Twain’s greatest hits when she brings her tour to Houston’s Toyota Center. Tickets start at $39.95. 7:30pm.
• Timbiriche in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Don’t miss a performance by one of the most iconic Latin Pop acts of the 1980s and the early 1990s, Timbiriche, as they take the stage at Smart Financial Center. Tickets start at $50. 8pm.
• Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play the Colorado Rapids in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24. 8pm.
• Aly & AJ in Concert at House of Blues – Catch a pop-rock concert by sisters Alyson and Amanda Michalka, known as Aly & AJ, at House of Blues in Downtown. $20. 8pm.
• Little Giants Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Introduce your kiddos to a classic ‘90s film, Little Giants, at this free screening in Sugar Land Town Square. 8:30pm to 10pm.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
• Sylvan Beach Tri Team Challenge in La Porte – Warm up your muscles and rally your friends to compete in the annual Sylvan Beach Tri Team Challenge in La Porte. Winners will receive a $500 cash prize along with a donation toward their charity of choice. 6am to 11am.
• Love & Make presents a DIY Soy Candle Making Workshop – Create your very own wax candle when Love & Make presents a DIY Soy Candle Making Workshop. Offering light bites and sips, this BYOB workshop allows you to combine your favorite fragrances for a personalized gift or decorative addition to your home. $45. 2pm.
• Let’s Luau! at Night Heron – Say “Aloha” to tiki drinks, live music, and a Hawaiian-themed menu when this Montrose newcomer hosts its first soiree. Under the umbrella of Agricole Hospitality, Night Heron boasts classic drinks and dishes inspired by destinations near and far, and in this case, Hawaii. $35. 4pm to 8pm.
• Sunday Funday Sessions with DJ SMNS at The Flat | No Cover – Close out the weekend with music from DJ SMNS, $4 frozés, half-priced pizzas, and drink specials during Sunday Funday Sessions at The Flat. 5pm to 9pm.
• Tejano Nights at Kemah Boardwalk | FREE – Enjoy live Tejano music every Sunday this June at the Kemah Boardwalk. This week’s lineup features San Antonio native Leslie Lugo. 6pm.
• Ray LaMontagne in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Swoon to the soothing sounds of folk singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne, who brings his tour to Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Tickets start at $39.50. 7:30pm.
• Maroon 5 in Concert at Toyota Center – Fangirl to your heart’s content when Maroon 5 and frontman Adam Levine head to Houston’s Toyota Center in support of their upcoming release, Red Pill Blues. Tickets start at $49.50. 7:30pm.