There's no time like the present to start planning for the weekend. From a food pop-up with a star chef to some terrific concerts, we’ve got your guide to all hottest happenings in H-Town so you don’t miss out on a single moment of fun. Here are the top eight things to do in Houston this weekend.
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Beers and cheers
Thursday, June 30
Sample bites along with brews by Saint Arnold Brewing Company at La Griglia restaurant. The menu of eight pairings includes Saint Arnold ‘Art Car’ IPA with a beer-battered flounder taco, Saint Arnold Summer Pils with a short rib slider, and recently-released Bishop’s Barrel No. 18 with bread pudding. (7-10 pm; tickets: $45 per person)
2002 West Gray St.; 713-526-4700
Dive ‘n’ movie
Friday, June 30
Swim the day away (10 am- 8 pm) and then catch a showing of hit kiddie film Toy Story poolside at Wet’n’Wild SplashTown. Enjoy DJ-spun tunes and games while you wait for the movie to start. (9 pm with last entry to the park at 8 pm; tickets: general admission to the park is $32.99-$41.99 per person )
21300 Interstate 45, Spring; 281-355-3300
Friday, June 30-Sunday-July 2
Chef Tim Love (Fort Worth’s White Elephant Saloon, the Love Shack, the Woodshed Smokehouse, and Lonesome Dove Western Bistro), who is set to launch Woodshed Houston in 2018, hosts a holiday weekend pop up at Levy Park. Expect live music and a roster of eats includes a pulled pork sandwich ($10), beef taco with house kimchi ($4), elote ($5), and griddled hot dogs ($5 each). (June 30 from 5 pm- 9 pm; July 1 from 10 am-9 pm; July 2 from 10-5 pm; tickets: free entry)
3801 Eastside St.
Break a leg
Friday, June 30-Sunday, July 2
Catastrophic Theatre associate director Tamarie Cooper presents Merry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets with a cabaret setting and seating at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston. The show takes the audience on a wild ride from youthful folly to unfortunate bedfellows and Judy Garland covers. Merry Evening runs June 30 through August 12. (8 pm; tickets: $10-$75 per person)
3400 Main St.; 713-521-4533
Saturday, July 1
Don your best red party outfit and head to the Red Alert warehouse party featuring spins by a roster of DJ’s like DJ Charles David, Josiah Gabriel, DJ Baby Roo, and Dayta. Your ticket includes entry and drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka, Rogue Brewery, Red Bull, and Topo Chico. (10 pm-2 am; tickets: free but register here)
215 Grove St.
Saturday, July 1
British rock band Bush hits the stage at Revention Music Center. The band is on tour in support of their new album, Black and White Rainbows. (8 pm; tickets: $35-$55 per person)
520 Texas Ave.; 713-230-1600
Sunday, July 2
The bill at the inaugural Majic 102.1 Summer Block Party at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion includes Jill Scott, Bell Biv Devoe, Ro James, Brandy, SWV, and Kid Capri. The 2017 event celebrates the radio station’s 40th anniversary and will become part of its yearly repertoire of shows. (6:30 pm; tickets: $29.95-$307 per person)
2005 Lake Robbins Dr.; 281-363-3300
Sunday, July 2
Iconic singer Diana Ross brings her In The Name Of Love Tour to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Ross’ famed career has spanned nearly five decades. (8 pm; tickets: $67-$127 per person)
18111 Lexington Blvd.; 281-207-6278