See a lineup of ’90s grunge tribute bands, discover the outdoors with fellow nature enthusiasts and tons of exhibits, watch pups perform a choreographed dance number, plan your entire wedding at the Bridal Extravaganza, head to BBVA stadium for a face-off between two Colombian soccer teams, and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Things to Do All Weekend
· Sugarland in Concert at Smart Financial CentreHouston World Series of Dog Shows | Daily – Come, sit, and stay at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows, where more than 150 different breeds will compete in a variety of competitions throughout the week, ending with the “Best in Show” award. Events include flyball, creative grooming, a frisbee exhibition, and canine musical freestyle, where dogs perform a choreographed dance alongside their handler. 8am to 6pm daily.
· God’s Favorite at The George Theater | Daily – Take a seat for A.D. Players’ production of God’s Favorite, which presents Neil Simon’s reimagining of the Bible’s Book of Job, at George Theater. Tickets start at $15. Showtimes vary.
· The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Stages Repertory Theatre | Daily –One of the most requested musicals in Stages Repertory Theatre history returns for the company’s 40th anniversary season. The show boasts tacky outfits, crude language, adultery, road kill, electrocution, and spray cheese. Tickets range from $25 to $68. Showtimes vary.
· The Catastrophic Theatre presents The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip! at MATCH | Daily – Hop on board a metaphysical field trip with Tamarie Cooper, a local actress and playwright known for her hilarious musical theatre. In Field Trip, Cooper questions the meaning of life and unpacks personal baggage by way of song, gags, and hi-jinx. Tickets start at $10. Showtimes vary.
· Holmes and Watson at the Alley Theatre | Friday and Saturday – Crack codes and solve mysteries during this Sherlock Holmes adventure presented by the Alley Theatre. The performance follows Holmes’ trusty sidekick, Watson, as he seeks the true story of Holmes’ death three years prior. Tickets start at $26. 8pm both days.
· Outdoor Sportsman Show at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday to Sunday – Mingle with fellow nature enthusiasts at the Outdoor Sportsman Show in George R. Brown Convention Center. The three-day convention will include hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting exhibits, as well as booths from top outdoor retailers, manufacturers, outfitters, and organizations. Times vary.
· Bridal Extravaganza at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday and Sunday – Round up your bride squad and plan all aspects of your upcoming wedding at the bi-annual Bridal Extravaganza Show in George R. Brown Convention Center. Featuring more than 350 vendors, the show boasts plenty of giveaways, bridal fashion shows, a wedding-planning seminar, and industry experts. General admission is $15, access to the wedding planning seminar costs $25, and VIP tickets are $45. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm.
· Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes at NRG Stadium | Daily – Watch your favorite superheroes join forces for a thrilling show of aerialists, acrobats, motorcyclists and more in Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes at NRG Stadium. Times Vary.
Friday, July 20, 2018
· Foreigner in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Jam out to iconic anthems like “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” and “Feels Like The First Time,” when Foreigner hits the stage alongside Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $29.50. 7pm.
· Lyrics & Lawn Games at Sugar Land Town Square | No Cover – Play lawn games while listening to Top 40 tunes and sipping $5 wine and beer at Sugar Land Town Square’s backyard party. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
· Grungefest: A Tribute To 90’s Alt Music at Revention Music Center – Hear your favorite ‘90s alt-rock music with a full line-up of tribute bands, including Alyson Chayns, The Nirvana Experience, Rusted Cage, Lemon Yellow Sun – A Tribute to Pearl Jam, and Testify, at Grungefest in Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $15. 7pm.
· MFAH Mixed Media 2018 featuring Dâm-Funk, Wild Child, Hailey Knox, Tyler Dial & More at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Party on the rooftop of the brand new Glassell School of Art (with views of Downtown, The Medical Center, Midtown and Museum District) at a super-sized summer party. There will be live music and DJs on four stages at the MFAH’s newest, and coolest campus expansion. $25. 8pm to midnight.
· Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts – Discover what happens to the lovely Christine Daaé and her musical mentor following their previous struggles in this spellbinding sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $35. 8pm.
· Sistas: The Musical at the Ensemble Theatre – Follow a group of family members as they suffer from the loss of their matriarch, learn to accept the past, and then face the future, in Sistas: The Musical at the Ensemble Theatre. With songs from artists ranging from Billie Holiday to Beyonce, this vibrant show offers multi-generational entertainment for all. Tickets start at $31. 8pm.
· Atletico National vs. America de Cali at BBVA Compass Stadium – Head to BBVA Compass Stadium on Colombian Independence Day for the ultimate face-off between two of the most popular and successful soccer clubs in Colombia, Atlético Nacional and América de Cali. Tickets start at $35. 8pm.
· Silvestre Dangond in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Celebrate Colombian Independence Day with a concert from singer Silvestre Dangond, as he brings his Caliente Tour to Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Tickets start at $55.50. 9pm.
· ComedySportz’ The Live Improvised Movie at CSz Arena – Pitch ridiculous ideas to the improv team at ComedySportz, who will incorporate audience suggestions into a live, terrible disaster movie, made up on the spot. The event is BYOB. Tickets are $10; $8 per person for a group of ten. 10pm.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
· Houston Center for Photography Workshop at Levy Park | FREE – Learn the basics of photography every first and third Saturday of the month at Levy Park. In this workshop, participants will focus on portraiture and lighting. 9am to 10:30am.
· Hatha Yoga at Discovery Green | FREE – Heighten your awareness and build a strong, healthy body at a free Hatha Yoga class in Discovery Green. 9am to 10am.
· Free Market Square in 3rd Ward | No Cover – Shop from local vendors to the sounds of live music in this community market in the heart of 3rd Ward. 10am.
· Beefsteak Luncheon at B&B Butchers & Restaurant– Ditch the plates, utensils, and napkins for this formal, beef-centric feast, based on a New York tradition that dates back to the mid 19th Century. B&B Butchers will serve up fries with truffle aioli, beef tenderloin, Parker House rolls, mac and cheese balls, meatballs, and carpetbagger, accompanied by live music, a silent auction, and a raffle. $95. Noon to 3pm.
· Backyard Pub Crawl in the Heights | No Cover – Join Eureka Heights for their very first pub crawl through some of the neighborhoods hottest bars and restaurants, including Providence Bar, McIntyre’s, Bungalow Heights, Cedar Creek Bar & Grill, and Wicklow Heights. 1pm to 5pm.
· Aged Wine Class at Public Services Wine & Whisky – Taste and discover a variety of aged wines when Public Services Wine & Whisky hosts this special workshop, featuring blends from California, Australia, Spain, and France. $65. 2pm.
· Enchanted Clubhouse Events presents A Super Magical Experience at The Cypress Alamo – Bring the kids to The Cypress Alamo for balloon animals, face painting, a photo booth, sweet treats, door prizes, light appetizers, and plenty of other magical activities as Enchanted Clubhouse presents A Super Magical Experience. Childrens’ costumes are encouraged. 3pm to 5:30pm.
· Bud Light Roast at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston’s own rock and alternative radio station, 94.5 The Buzz, presents the annual Bud Light Roast at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, featuring Blue October, Awolnation, Theory Of A Deadman, Robert DeLong, and Hold On Hollywood. Tickets start at $15. 3:30pm.
· Sawyer Flea | No Cover – Browse a curated outdoor market featuring local craftsmen, artists, food vendors, collectors, and more than 50 other small businesses. Shoppers can snag handmade and vintage items, artisan foods, and one-of-a-kind products. 5pm to 10pm.
· Houston Roller Derby at Revention Music Center – Watch as two Houston Roller Derby teams go head-to-head in a bout at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $15. 6pm.
· Julydoscope at Discovery Green | FREE – Hang out at Discovery Green for a family-friendly film festival, featuring a screening of the short film series, CineSpace. In addition, you can win giveaways, watch performances, and engage in a variety of activities. 7pm to 10pm.
· Sugarland in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – See the Grammy- and CMA-winning country music duo, Sugarland, when they take the stage at Smart Financial Centre for the Still The Same Tour. Tickets start at $59.50. 7pm.
· Chris D’Elia at Improv Houston – Crack up at a comedy show from stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host Chris D’Elia when he performs a show at the Improv. 7pm and 9:30pm.
· Buyer & Cellar at Main Street Theater – Explore the love/hate relationship between gay men and divas when a struggling actor takes on a day job working in the home of Barbara Streisand in Buyer & Cellar at Main Street Theater. Tickets start at $36.7:30pm.
· Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play Dallas in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $24. 8pm.
· Oleanna at 14 Pews – Take a seat for Oleanna, David Mamet’s politically relevant play that follows a college professor who is accused of sexual harassment after discussing a paper with his female student. Tickets start at $15. 8pm.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
· Yoga & Hops 4th Birthday at Karbach Brewing | No Cover – Strike a pose and sip craft beer when Yoga & Hops celebrates its fourth anniversary at Karbach Brewery. They’ll offer music from DJ John Tran, special surprises, and giveaways for the occasion. 11am to noon.
· BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. – Discover best practices for smoking brisket and other cuts of beef, pork and fowl during this hands-on workshop taught by experienced pitmasters at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. You’ll learn how to choose the right meat, trim it, rub it, smoke it, cut it, serve it, and eat it. $74.11am to 2pm.
· Urban Harvest at Saint Arnold Brewing – Shop local produce and other fine foods while sipping a Saint Arnold beer in the air-conditioned Beer Hall during the brewery’s Urban Harvest market. 11am to 4pm.
· Counting Crows in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Celebrate more than two decades of music from the Counting Crows, when the iconic band stops at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on its worldwide 25 Years and Counting tour. Tickets start at $29.50. 6:30pm.
· Seether in Concert at House of Blues – Rock out to songs like “Broken,” “Fine Again,” and “Fake It” when South African alternative rock group Seether brings their Poison the Parish World Tour to Houston’s House of Blues. Tickets start at $35. 7pm.
· Up Movie Screening at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier | FREE – Head to Galveston Pier for a free screening of the emotional animated film from Disney and Pixar, Up. 8pm.