Things To Do This Weekend in Houston: June 10-13, 2021

Summer evening hours at The Market at Sawyer Yards| Photo by Ana Guzman, courtesy the The Market at Sawyer Yards

Updated Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 6:57pm.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, 2021.

This weekend, shop ’til you drop at one of many vintage-forward markets taking place around town; throw on your boots and learn how to line dance from the pros at a beloved LGBT-friendly cowboy bar; celebrate the many facets of AAPI culture during a virtual film festival; close out the final weekend celebrating the city’s Latin-owned restaurants with delicious deals; and much more.

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Things to Do All Weekend

  • Latin Restaurant Weeks | Daily – Celebrate Latin-owned culinary businesses by dining at more than 45 local restaurants during the final week of Latin Restaurant Weeks, featuring signature items and prix fixe options from spots including La Fisheria, Cafe Piquet, Tony’s Tex Mex, plus newcomers from La Olla to Paisas Chicken. $15 to $50 and available for dine-in, takeout or delivery, depending on the restaurant.
  • 17th Annual HAAPIFEST: Virtual Edition | Daily | Virtual – Catch the final days of this two-week virtual film festival that highlights and celebrates the diversity of AAPI culture, food, and family when OCA-Greater Houston presents HAPPIFEST, the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival. Funds raised will go to HAAPIFEST and OCA-Houston’s arts, culture, and educational programs. Tickets to individual film blocks are $5 each; $35 for an all-access pass to all films; $60 for an all-access pass plus a HAAPIFEST tshirt. Times vary.
  • Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Round Rock Express at Constellation Field | Daily  Cheer on the Sugar Land Skeeters when they face the Round Rock Express in Triple A action. Each game has something exciting to offer like Hops & Hot Dogs Night, Fireworks Friday, and more. $8 to $60, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Times vary.
  • International Women’s Soccer Summer Series, featuring USWNT at BBVA Stadium | Thursday & Sunday – In the United States’ final tune-up ahead of this summer’s Olympics, the back-to-back World Cup Champion USWNT will join Portugal, Jamaica, and Nigeria in International friendly action. Tickets range from $20 to over $80, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Tickets are good for both games in each night’s doubleheader, also featuring the national team of Nigeria. Thursday 4:30pm; Sunday 9pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday & Saturday | FREE | Virtual Option – Featuring the orchestra’s string section and led by conductor Yue Bao, Thursday’s concert includes works by Strauss, Valerie Coleman, and Dukas; while Saturday night features Holst’s “Jupiter” from The Planets, along with renditions of Mozart, Elgar, and works by contemporary composers. A livestream of the performance will be available on Miller Outdoor’s YouTube. Seating in the covered area requires free tickets that can be ordered online. Seating on the hill is free and does not require ticketing. 8:30pm.
  • A Coupla Chicks Sitting Around Talking at Theatre Southwest | Friday & Saturday – Witness the funnier-than-heck, in-person stage production of A Coupla Chicks Sitting Around Talking, about a strait-laced and uptight Westchester housewife whose next-door neighbor turns her day into comical chaos. $20; $18 for students with valid ID and ages 65+, but limited discounted tickets start at $10. 8pm.
  • Welcome Aboard Exhibit Opening Weekend at Lone Star Flight Museum | Friday to Sunday – Take flight for the debut of Lone Star Flight Museum’s latest exhibit, Welcome Aboard, which highlights the colorful history of commercial flight with vintage aircrafts including LSFM’s two commercial aircraft in the existing collection as well a rare Travelair 6000, original pilot and flight attendant uniforms, early industry inflight amenities and more. This exhibition will be on display through Sunday, August 29, 2021. The aircraft $15; $13 for ages 12 to 17 and 65+; $10 for ages 3 to 11; free for ages 2 and under and for museum members. Times vary.
  • The 6th Trumpet at Purple Box Theater | Friday to Sunday – Marvel at the story of Archie, a jaded, tough-as-nails angel and private eye, when Purple Box Theater in Friendswood presents a live stage production of The 6th Trumpet. $18; $12 for ages 65+, but limited discounted $9 tickets are available for most shows. Showtimes vary.
  • International Gem & Jewelry Show at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday – Feast your eyes on sought-after stones when the International Gem & Jewelry Show returns to Houston with its world famous Jeweler’s Market, featuring wholesalers, manufacturers, and designers. Ages 9 and up only. $6 in advance; $10 at the door; free for active military, wholesale buyers and teachers with valid ID. Parking is $15 per vehicle. Times vary.
  • Flea at Silver Street: Summer Flea at Silver Street Studios | Saturday & Sunday – Head to Sawyer Yards for a two-day flea market event featuring 100 vendors doling out one-of-a-kind collectibles, fashion, jewelry, vintage, art and more at this seasonal pop-up event. $5, free for ages 12 and under, but you can save 50% on tickets with promo code 365HTX when you checkout. Times vary.
  • Grand Opening & Summer Fest Celebration at Jeremiah’s Italian Ice of Katy | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – Scoop up delicious frozen sweets and treats for half price all weekend at the brand new Jeremiah’s Italian Ice of Katy at a two-day family-friendly celebration packed with face painting, balloon artistry, a giant inflatable gelati photo booth, a giveaway, and more. Noon to 5pm both days.
  • 5 Must Do Things Near River Oaks | Daily – Check out a wealth of restaurants and shopping destinations, beautiful gardens and more, included in this neighborhood hit list of our five River Oaks must-dos. Times, prices and locations vary.
  • AD Players presents No One Owns Me Streaming Online | Daily | FREE | Virtual – Part of the Metzler New Works Festival, this stirring play is the story of Macy, who has dreams of being a singer-songwriter but instead finds herself caught up in the world of human trafficking. This play contains mature themes and may not be recommended for ages under 13.
  • Mildred’s Umbrella presents FEMFEST Houston: Virus Edition Online | Daily | FREE | Virtual – Two play readings inspired by the pandemic close out the theatre company’s annual festival, giving voice to new plays by women. Sitting and Talking (Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 13) tells the story of two 60-somethings who enter the world of online dating, while HiTouch (Monday, June 14 through Thursday, June 24) tells the story of Beryl, a touch specialist who helps people supplant the desire for physical touch with virtual touch, examining what society gains with the absence of physical intimacy. 
  • Alley Theatre presents Choosing Love Streaming Online | Daily| FREE | Virtual – What happens when a man steps out of the pouring rain and into a psychic’s shop? An encounter that may or may not change his life. Free, with registration.
  • Boxed Combo Meals from Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys Catering | Daily – Take your pick of 12 different delicious sandwich choices from three area locations when Antone’s catering offers up affordable boxed combos featuring beloved sandwich flavors including The Piggy and Super Original, cookies, and chips, perfect for a post-game meal, office luncheon, birthday parties, graduations and more. Boxed combos start at $9.95. 10am to 5pm daily.
  • Current Temporary Museum Exhibits & Art Installations on View Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.
  • More Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Browse, explore, and shop at one or all of Houston’s outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Children’s Bingo at Levy Park | FREE – Start your weekend early with a 30-minute, socially distanced game of bingo for ages 4 to 12, with cards, markers, and prizes provided by Levy Park. 4:30pm.
  • Bingo on the Lawn at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Hit the Nature Center’s new lawn during a fun-filled evening of bingo at the Houston Arboretum, where folks can win small prizes each round. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members; $10 for ages 17 and under. 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • Jenna Lynn in Concert at One Fifth | No Cover – Get down to the catchy tunes of Jenna Lynn when the Houston-based singer-songwriter performs on the patio at Chef Chris Shepherd’s One Fifth in Montrose. 6pm to 9pm.
  • The Health Museum presents Ask Me Anything with Dr. William Gilmer on Zoom | FREE – Hear from neurologist Dr. William Gilmer as he answers audience questions on Zoom, in conjunction with the Health Museum’s current exhibition, Brain: The World Inside Your Head. 6pm.
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Hope Stone Dance’s Rule #4: Don’t Walk on the Sidewalk Screening | Thursday, June 10 | FREE – Filmed at CAMH in November 2020, this screening showcases Hope Stone’s gorgeous choreography that features five women, alone in their sitting rooms, reconciling with themselves and what they yearn for. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. 6:30pm.
  • Disney’s Frozen II Movie Screening at Kings Harbor | FREE – Hit the harbor with the kiddos, Elsa, Anna, Olaf and more, to see an outdoor screening of Disney’s 2019 movie, Frozen II, at Kings Harbor in Kingwood. 6:30pm.
  • Brewery Bingo at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | No Cover – Throw back a pint or two while pairing your beer with six fun-filled rounds of bingo at Eureka Heights Brew Co. in Shady Acres. 7pm.
  • Midtown Houston presents Virtual Samba Dance Class | FREE | Virtual – Take part in a virtual dance class when Midtown Houston hosts an online Samba instruction from Brazilian Arts Foundation, where guests will learn about the evolution of this beloved dance from ballroom dance to the Brazilian samba musical rhythms. 7pm.
  • Line Dance Lessons at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon | No Cover – Get with professional instructors on the floor of Neon Boots Dancehall, where you can try your hand at line dancing. Free darts and pool games will also be available to play. 7:30pm.
  • Laughs & Liquor: Brass Tap After Dark Comedy Show | No Cover – Check out some of Houston’s brightest and funniest up-and-coming comics when the Brass Tap in Midtown hosts a weekly Thursday comedy night featuring drink specials, $1 wings, and more. 8pm.
  • Turtle Racing: Season 13 at Little Woodrow’s Midtown | No Cover – Watch as slow and steady wins the race during an evening of light-hearted turtle races, DJ tunes, and great drinks when Little Woodrow’s in Midtown hosts their weekly turtle races, now in its 13th year. 8pm to 1am.
  • Comedian Shane Torres at the Secret Group – Fall out of your chair laughing when stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster, Shane Torres, takes to the stage to perform live in EaDo at the Secret Group. $12 to $15. 8pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Show: Comics You Should Know Showcase at Rudyard’s British Pub – Check out some of the funniest stand-up comedians and rising stars in the Texas comedy scene, including Houston favorites Andy Huggins, Beth Alder, Michael Vargas, and BigBaby Green, along with Austin’s Tim Williams and Ben Smith, when The Riot Comedy Show presents a night of comedy at Rudyard’s in Montrose. $8. 8pm.
  • Adam Hood in Concert at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn – Vibe to the roots rock sounds of Americana singer-songwriter, Adam Hood, when he hits the stage at Dosey Doe: The Big Barn in the Woodlands for a live performance. $15 to $20. 8:30pm.
  • Morgan Myles in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Sway to the singer-songwriter tunes of Morgan Myles when the artist stops through McGonigel’s Mucky Duck for a live concert in Upper Kirby. $60 to $240. 9:30pm.
  • The Riot Standup Comedy Show presents the Hot Seat Game Show at Rudyard’s British Pub – Enjoy a hilarious evening hosted by award-winning comedians Grady Pruitt, Victor Tran, and Tre Tutson, when they present a part stand-up and part game show night in Montrose during the Hot Seat Game Show. $7. 10pm.

Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Sunrise Yoga at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – Bring your mat and stretch your way into the weekend during a 45-minute early morning yoga session with the Breathing Room on the lawn at the Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. $10. 6:30am.
  • Flip Flop Friday at Little Woodrow’s EaDo | No Cover – Kick off summer while sipping on frozen Malibu pineapple drinks, enjoying music from DJ Mo Drinx, and complimentary flip flops at Little Woodrow’s EaDo. 6pm.
  • Friday Night Live at CityPlace | No Cover – Take advantage of happy hours and special menus during a fun-filled evening of local music while you dine outdoors at CityPlace in Spring with participating restaurants. Though free, food and drinks are on you. 6pm to 9pm.
  • La Cocina Cubana at Central Market Cooking School – Explore ingredients while learning the basics of traditional Cuban dishes as instructors show you how to construct a meal at Central Market Cooking School. $70 per person. 6:30pm.
  • Hayes Carll, with Josh Morningstar at the Heights Theater – The Grammy-nominated Texas singer-songwriter makes his way to the stage at Heights Theater for an evening of the lyricist’s signature style. $26 to $464. There will be an early show at 6:30pm, followed by the late show at 9:30pm.
  • Latin Beats at Downtown Aquarium | No Cover – Learn from the pros when Texas Salsa Congress shows you the 1-2-3s of Salsa music at the Downtown Aquarium. No cover, but food and drinks are on you. 7pm.
  • Chapel Hart in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Witness the show-stopping harmonies of Mississippi country music vocal group, Chapel Hart, when they take the stage at White Oak Music Hall in the Heights. $10. 7pm.
  • Board Game Night at 4J Brewing Company | No Cover – Play brewery games or bring your own from home while sipping on a cold beer with friends at 4J Brewing Company in Spring Branch. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Ruckus in Concert at The Continental Club – Head to Mid Main to jam out to the psychedelic rock and roll sounds of local band Ruckus at The Continental Club in Midtown. Cover charge at the door. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Blackberry Smoke at House of Blues – Check out a live set from the Southern rock–infused band, Blackberry Smoke, when they take the stage at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets range from $25 to $59.50, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents David Lucas at Rudyard’s British Pub – The Riot Standup Show welcomes comedian David Lucas, Welcome Los Angeles-based, Macon, Georgia-born, comedian David Lucas to Montrose for two shows when the star of digital series Roast Me and truTV’s Laff Tracks takes to the stage at Rudyard’s. $10. 7:30pm and 10pm.
  • Opry on the Square at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Enjoy an evening of country favorites when Sugar Land Town Square hosts a night for all generations of country music fans. 7:30pm.
  • Front Lawn Film Nights: To Be Takei Movie Screening at Asia Society Texas Center – Trace the impact of actor and activist, George Takei (of Star Trek fame), when Asia Society Texas Center hosts a film screening of To Be Takei that follows his journey from his childhood internment at a Japanese relocation camp through his Hollywood career and long-time activism. $40 for a pod of four people; $30 for members; an optional popcorn and candy package for two is $10. 8pm.
  • ‘Lectric Eye: A Tribute to David Bowie in Concert at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar | No Cover – Shout “Let’s Dance!” while grooving to the legendary music of the iconic David Bowie during a performance from local tribute act, ‘Lectric Eye, at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar. 8pm.
  • Roman Holiday Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Take a time machine back to a different era while watching a screening of the 1953 classic film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, Roman Holiday, in the heart of Downtown at Market Square Park. 8:30pm.
  • Classic Numbers at Numbers Nightclub – Travel back to the ’80s with hits from the Smiths, the Cure, Blondie, and more every Friday night at the always-eclectic Numbers Nightclub in Montrose. Cover charge at the door. 9pm.
  • Friday Exchange at Henke & Pillot | No Cover – Spend your evening dancing the night away to some of the biggest hits of the ’90s and early 2000s at the Friday Exchange night at Henke & Pillot in Downtown. Free with RSVP until 11pm; $50 for a section reservation. 9pm.

Things to Do on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn’t recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.

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