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Here are the top 8 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 8 things to do in Houston this weekend

Houston Pride Parade 2016 chandelier
The annual Houston Pride Parade kicks off Saturday night. Photo by F. Carter Smith
Houston, John Mellencamp, June 2017
John Mellencamp comes to Houston in support of his 23rd LP, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies.  Courtesy of John Mellencamp/Facebook
Houston, Houston Dynamo, June 2017
The Houston Dynamo play rival FC Dallas at BBVA Compass Stadium in the Texas Derby game. Courtesy of Houston Dynamo/Facebook
Jermaine Dupri
The SoSoSummer 17 Tour featuring artists from The Rap Game TV series lands at Revention Music Center. Jermaine Dupri (pictured) and Da Brat host. Jermaine Dupri/Facebook
Houston, what to do this weekend, June 2017, Sea World roller coaster
Get the scoop on SeaWorld’s newest ride, Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster, at  the Visit San Antonio and SeaWorld San Antonio event at The Woodlands Mall. 
 
Courtesy photo
Houston Pride Parade 2016 chandelier
Houston, John Mellencamp, June 2017
Houston, Houston Dynamo, June 2017
Jermaine Dupri
Houston, what to do this weekend, June 2017, Sea World roller coaster

Whether you want to listen to live music, make a furry animal friend, or catch a soccer game, there’s plenty to do in Houston this weekend. Check out what's going on below, and take your pick from all of the terrific options. Read on for the top eight things to do in Houston this weekend. 

For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.

Concert fun
Thursday, June 22

John Mellencamp comes to Houston in support of his 23rd LP, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies, released in 2017. He’ll be joined by Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. (7:30 pm; tickets: $59.50-$129.50 per person)
18111 Lexington Blvd.; 281-207-6278

Be on the ball
Friday, June 23

The biggest game of the season, the Houston Dynamo play rival FC Dallas at BBVA Compass Stadium in the Texas Derby game. (8 pm; tickets: $25-$107 per person)
2200 Texas St.; 713-276-7500

Where the heart is
Saturday, June 24-Sunday, June 25

Head to the second annual Texas Home and Garden Show Summer at NRG Center for everything from consumer products and services to money saving tips and remodeling ideas. (Various times; tickets: $10 per person)
8400 Kirby Dr.; 713-629-3700

Alamo City thrills
Saturday, June 24

In promotion of the city, Visit San Antonio and SeaWorld San Antonio take over The Woodlands Mall. Get the scoop on SeaWorld’s newest ride, Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster, and visit with some of the park’s feathered and furry friends. The fun also includes a video showcasing a 360 degree view of the River Walk, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, and more. (11 am-7 pm; tickets: free)
1201 Lake Woodlands Dr.; 210-800-6340

Fest and parade
Saturday, June 24

The Houston Pride Festival, which this year features an Alice in Wonderland theme, takes place downtown at multiple areas surrounding Houston City Hall, the Houston Public Library, and Tranquility Park. Country singer Leann Rimes is set to perform. (12 pm; tickets: free)
901 Bagby St.

Keep the party going at the Houston Pride Parade, which begins at Smith and Lamar streets, winding downtown and finishing at Milam at Jefferson. (8:30 pm; tickets: free)
1100 Smith St.

Tasty ‘cue
Saturday, June 24

Score barbecue from some of Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ joints, including Bodacious Bar-B- Q (Longview), Evie Mae's Pit Barbecue (Lubbock), and Truth Barbecue (Brenham), at Silver Street Studios. Your ticket also gets you beer, cocktails, and musical performances by Mike Ethan Messick and John Evans. (6 pm; tickets: $85 per person)
2000 Edwards St.; 713-978-5050

More concert fun
Saturday, June 24

The SoSoSummer 17 Tour featuring artists from The Rap Game TV series lands at Revention Music Center. Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat host while Miss Mulatto and Mani, Deetranada, Supa Peach, Prince of NY, Lil Key, and King Roscoe and Nia Kay perform. (8 pm; tickets: $30-$195 per person)
520 Texas Ave.; 713-230-1600

Sweet treats and booze
Sunday, June 25

The pop-up at downtown’s Public Services Wine and Whisky boasts desserts by pastry chef Jillian Bartolome, formerly of Common Bond, and baker Karen Man, formerly of Oxheart, along with cheese by Houston Dairymaids, paired with a curated roster of beverages including Royal Tokaji Co 5 Puttonyos 2008 and Domaine Ganevat Macvin du Jura NV. (2-5 pm; tickets: free entry, menu items priced a la carte)
202 Travis St.