Pick Your Poison List of Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3, 2018. 

Catch a free screening of the family-friendly film, Dolphin Tale, rock out to a live show by Poison and Cheap Trick, shop an indoor market featuring 100 women-owned businesses, kick off summer break with a full weekend of fun in Kemah and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Things to Do All Weekend

·         Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park | Daily – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Red Sox in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $21. Times 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.

·         Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Alley Theatre | Daily – Imagine Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein walk into a bar and the provocative conversations that would follow, in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Presented by Alley Theatre, this stage play has been called humorous, contemplative, and wholly imaginative. Showtimes 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 Strangerer at MATCH | Daily – Enter an imagined scenario where former president George W. Bush attempts to kill a news anchor in this hilarious and slightly unsettling stage play by Catastrophic Theatre. Tickets start at $10. Showtimes vary.

·         Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at The Ensemble Theatre | Daily – Discover the story of legendary blues singer Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at The Ensemble Theatre. Written by August Wilson, this play shares the triumphs and struggles of Ma Rainey as she records an album while dealing with the exploitation of black recording artists by white producersTickets start at $30. 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.

·         School’s Out Summer Bash at Kemah Boardwalk | Friday to Sunday – Celebrate the end of the school year as Kemah Boardwalk hosts a 3-day summer bash filled with movie screenings, live music, magic shows, and plenty of other kids’ activities. Prices vary. Friday 4pm; Saturday and Sunday noon.

·         The Sound of Music at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Catch a live performance of the Tony-, Grammy-, and Academy Award-winning musical, The Sound of Music, at Jones Hall. You’ll hear all of the memorable songs, such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “Edelweiss.” Tickets start at $34. Showtimes vary.

·         HTX Boss Babes Summer Fest in Downtown | Friday and Saturday | No Cover – Shop from a curated lineup of 100 women-owned businesses at the HTX Boss Babes Summer Fest in Downtown. This 2-day indoor shopping experience features a variety of vendors with DJ tunes to set the mood. Friday 5pm; Saturday 10am.

Friday, June 1, 2018

·         TGIF Happy Hour with DJ AD at The Flat | No Cover – Work up an appetite dancing to throwback hip-hop music from DJ AD, then take advantage of half-off pizza and drink specials during happy hour at The Flat. 6pm.

·         Wine Down at Bagby Park | No Cover – Treat yourself to happy hour specials and live rock music from The Dirty Reckless at Rico’s Morning Noon Night at Bagby Park. 6pm to 9pm.

·         Youth Poetry Performance Sessions at Discovery Green | FREE – Send your teen poet to hone their skills, meet fellow young writers, and work with professional performance poets at this free workshop presented by Discovery Green. 6:30pm to 8pm.

·         Giving Spirits Concert at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Listen to a selection of your favorite songs by Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, when the award-winning tribute band, Nightbird, performs a free concert in Sugar Land Town Square in support of local non-profit Thread Alliance. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

·         Dianne Reeves in Concert at the University of Houston’s Cullen Hall – Bask in the jazzy sounds of five-time-Grammy-winner Dianne Reeves in a concert at University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall. Tickets start at $42.50. 8pm.

·         Sizzling Summer Dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Watch the members of METDance in an exciting performance to wrap up Miller Outdoor Theatre’s 22nd season. Sizzling Summer Dance will showcase new pieces of choreography accompanied by live music from Two Star Symphony. 8:30pm.

·         No Pay May Book Release Party at Rockefellers Houston – Celebrate the age of modern millennial dating at the No Pay May Book Release Party at Rockefellers Houston. The party will include live music as well as copies of the new book for sale. This event is free to attend with RSVP and $20 for a VIP ticket that includes reserved seating and a private bar on the upper level. 9pm.

·         A-Trak at Clé Houston – Dance the night away when Canadian DJ, turntablist, record producer, and music label executive A-Trak hits the stage at Clé. $15. 10pm.

Saturday, June 2, 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.

·         Chalk on the Block at Bagby Park | FREE – Stroll down the streets of Downtown and admire the work of local artists using chalk to beautify Bagby Park’s sidewalks at Chalk on the Block. 10am to 2pm.

·         Houston Vegandale Food Drink Festival in Downtown – Fill up on a wide selection of vegan food and drink while enjoying live music and artwork at Sam Houston Park. Tickets start at $10. 11am to 7pm.

·         Wonderland Family Playhouse in Downtown – Treat the kids to a fun-filled day of activities at Conservatory, along with a production of Alice! at Prohibition Theatre.  $20. 11am.

·         2nd Annual Beer Olympics at SpindleTap Brewery – Grab some friends and show off your beer-drinking skills at the 2nd Annual Beer Olympics at SpindleTap Brewery. $20. Noon to 5pm.

·         Open Studio: Art Exchange at CAMH | FREE – Partake in an art exchange at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, where visitors can give away a piece of artwork, then take home something new2pm to 4pm.

·         Drink Local Art Market at Under the Radar Brewery | No Cover – Shop arts and crafts from a variety of local vendors while sipping craft brews at Under the Radar Brewery’s monthly market. 4pm.

·         Brazilian Country Fest: Festa Junina at The Wildcatter Saloon – Celebrate Brazilian culture at the Brazilian Country Fest: Festa Junina at The Wildcatter Saloon in Katy. The family-friendly event will feature Brazilian foods, dance performances, live music, and plenty of activities for the kiddos. Online tickets are $10 before May 31; $15 at the gate; free for children ages 12 and under. 4pm to 10pm.

·         Annika Chambers in Concert at Levy Park | FREE – Catch the blues from local vocalist Annika Chambers in a free concert at Levy Park’s Direct Energy Concert Series. 6pm to 8pm.

·         Galveston Art Walk – Browse commercial galleries and non-profit art spaces in one of the Galveston Arts Center’s largest programs, ArtWalk. Held in the heart of Galveston’s historic district, the weekly event supports the local arts community by offering alternative places to see and learn about the visual arts. 6pm to 9pm.

·         Dolphin Tale Movie Screening at Saengerfest Park | FREE – Bring the kids to a free, family-friendly screening of Dolphin Tale. The film follows a young dolphin who damages her tale, then finds hope in the form of a prosthetics designer, a marine biologist, and a young boy. 7:30pm.

·         Minus the Bear in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Catch a concert from the Seattle-based indie rock band, Minus the Bear, when they play at White Oak Music Hall with openers The New Trust. Tickets start at $22.50. 7:30pm.

·         Houston Show Choir in Concert at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Watch the Houston Show Choir—an auditioned adult music group known for performing a variety of genres—take the stage for a concert at Sugar Land Town Square. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

·         Paul Simon in Concert at Toyota Center – Don’t miss your chance to see legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon sing a slew of songs from his career-spanning repertoire in Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $49.50. 8pm.

·         Soul Session Saturdays at MKT Bar | No Cover – Join DJ Tempty as he spins nothing but ’60s and ’70s soul, Motown, funk, and disco, every Saturday evening at MKT Bar in Downtown. 8pm.

·         Back to the ’80s: A Night of Nostalgia at Henke & Pillot – Travel back to the time of headbands, cassettes, and plenty of hairspray, and dance to all of your favorite ’80s hits at Henke & Pillot. 9pm.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

·         Bayou Bikers Ride at Market Square Park | FREE – Join Bayou Bikers for a 25 to 40-mile ride along the bayous. Meet at Market Square Park. 8am.

·         Beauty Masterclass with Ash K. Holm at Hyatt Regency – Glow up with beauty tips, tricks, and techniques from celebrity makeup artist Ash K. Holm, who hosts this day-long workshop at the Hyatt Regency. $400. 11:30am to 6:30pm.

·         Chimney Rock Market | No Cover – Held on the first and third Sunday of the month near Anderson Park, Chimney Rock Market showcases art, gifts, produce, artisanal food and refreshments. Noon to 4pm.

·         Poison with Cheap Trick in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Rock out to songs like “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” and “Talk Dirty to Me” when Poison performs alongside Cheap Trick at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $29.50. 7:30pm.

·         Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer on the Dash as they play the North Carolina Courage in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $19. 5:30pm.

·         PMT Pop Up: 90s Cabaret at The Continental Club – Boogie down to your favorite ‘90s hits at PMT Pop Up: 90s Cabaret at The Continental Club. This outdoor concert will feature some of Houston’s top vocalists singing everything from New Kids on the Block and Destiny’s Child to Britney and Christina. Tickets are $25. 8pm.