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Here are the top 9 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 9 things to do in Houston this weekend

Houston World Series of Dog Shows
The World Series of Dog Shows heads to NRG Park.  Photo by Zuzana Leckova
30th Annual Bridal Extravaganza Show
The Bridal Extravaganza Summer Show presents 350 wedding vendors, fashion shows, cake tastings, and more.  Courtesy of The Bridal Extravaganza Show/Facebook
CultureMap Country Club Houston
Put on your pearls and tennis skirts, pop that collar, and head to CultureMap’s Country Club party at SkyHouse River Oaks. 
Manchester United F.C.
Rivals Manchester United F.C. and Manchester City F.C. face off in the Manchester Derby. Manchester United/Facebook
Travis Tritt
Country artist Travis Tritt performs at Arena Theatre.  Photo courtesy of Travis Tritt/Facebook
Houston World Series of Dog Shows
30th Annual Bridal Extravaganza Show
CultureMap Country Club Houston
Manchester United F.C.
Travis Tritt

You’ve been working hard all week, so let loose this weekend with our picks for the best things to do in Houston. Enjoy some amazing concerts, a standout dinner prepared by some renowned chefs, and a soccer exhibition competition. And don’t forget to get your tickets and head to CultureMap’s Country Club Social. Read on for nine can’t-miss happenings going on Thursday through Sunday. 

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

It's a dog-eat-dog world
Thursday, July 20-Sunday, July 23

The World Series of Dog Shows heads to NRG Park. The canine extravaganza features agility and performance events, creative grooming contests, AKC conformation, and breed judging, plus goods and services from more than 230 vendors. (Various times; tickets: $5-$20 per person)
8400 Kirby Dr.; 281-536-0528

Quintessential preppy
Thursday, July 20

Put on your pearls and tennis skirts, pop your collars, and head to CultureMap’s Country Club party at SkyHouse River Oaks. Held on the 25th floor of the luxe high-rise, both inside the chic clubhouse and on the rooftop terrace, expect amazing views, bites by Liberty Kitchen, and beverages by Gentleman Jack whiskey, Deep Ellum Brewing Company, and Topo Chico. Shop 'til you drop with Sid Mashburn and Ann Mashburn and play games, from bocce ball to mini golf. All proceeds benefit Candlelighters Houston, which supports families facing childhood cancer. (6:30- 9 pm; tickets: $25 per person)
2031 Westcreek Ln., 25th floor

Game on
Thursday, July 20

English Premier League rivals Manchester United F.C. and Manchester City F.C. face off at NRG Stadium in the Manchester Derby, part of the 2017 International Champions Cup. This match is the first Manchester Derby played outside of the United Kingdom in the rivalry’s 115-year history. (8:30 pm; tickets: $50-$250 per person)
8400 Kirby Dr.; 713-629-3700

Weekend flick
Friday, July 21-Saturday, July 22

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents a film series starring award-winning English actor Sir Alec Guinness, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy. The Ladykillers plays July 21, while The Lavender Hill Mob screens on July 22. (Various times; tickets: $9 per person)
1001 Bissonnet St.; 713-639-7300

Country star
Friday, July 21
Country artist Travis Tritt, who has 11 studio albums under his belt, performs at  the Arena Theatre. Tritt’s hit songs include “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares),” "It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” and “"Best of Intentions.” (8 pm; tickets: $$25.50-$65.50 per person)
7326 Southwest Fwy.; 713-772-5900

Say I Do
Saturday, July 22-Sunday, July 23

The Bridal Extravaganza Summer Show at downtown’s George R. Brown Convention Center presents 350 wedding vendors, fashion shows, cake tastings, and more. (Various times; tickets: $15-$45 per person)
1001 Avenida de las Americas; 281-340-7777

Puppy love
Saturday, July 22
Score refreshing treats by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Hot Rod Pops at the Dog Days of Summer event at Doc’s Motorworks Bar and Grill. The afternoon, which benefits BARC animal shelter, also offers a dog costume contest and frosty PUPsicles to keep Fido cool. (4-7 pm; tickets: free to enter)
1303 Westheimer Rd.; 713-521-3627

Pop concert
Saturday, July 22

Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes performs onstage at Toyota Center in support of his newest album, Illuminate. Songs by the 18-year-old Canadian heartthrob include “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” “Lights Out,” “Stitches,” and “Handwritten.” (7:30 pm; tickets: $47.50-$67.50)
1510 Polk St.; 713-758-7200

Good eats
Sunday, July 23

At the Salty Supper No. 3 dinner at Midtown’s Reef restaurant, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by local and national top chefs including Bryan Caswell (Houston’s Reef), James Beard award-winning chef John Currence (Oxford’s City Grocery, Big Bad Breakfast), Kelly English (Memphis’s Restaurant Iris, The Second Line), Ryan Pera (Houston’s Coltivare, Revival Market), Martha De Leon (Houston’s Pax Americana), and Sarah Schnitzer (Houston’s Pax Americana). As well, sip cocktails created by Morgan Weber (Houston’s Eight Row Flint). (6:30-9:30 pm; tickets: $250-$2,000 per person)
2600 Travis St.; 713-526-8282

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