Weekend events planner

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

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

9 Children's Museum with Spiderman Appearance and Silly String Showdown August 2014
Get tangled in a web of excitement during the Spider-Man Day fan celebration at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Photo by Catie Bergman
Hank Williams Jr.
Country music legend Hank Williams Jr. performs at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Hank Williams Jr./Facebook
Houston Texans ugly sweater
Don your ugly sweater and head to the Christmas in July party at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Lids
RodeoHouston 2014 concert: REO Speedwagon
REO Speedwagon (pictured) and Styx take the stage at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion as part of the United We Rock summer tour.  Courtesy photo
Houston, Americas Cup, July 2017
Young mariners can discover the history of the America's Cup at the Houston Maritime Museum. Courtesy of dailydsports.com
9 Children's Museum with Spiderman Appearance and Silly String Showdown August 2014
Hank Williams Jr.
Houston Texans ugly sweater
RodeoHouston 2014 concert: REO Speedwagon
Houston, Americas Cup, July 2017

As the hectic work week comes to a close, it’s time to have some fun. From a trio of spectacular concerts to a family-friendly superhero party, read on for nine fun-filled events to add to your weekend calendar. For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.

Calling all singles
Thursday, July 27

Got what it takes to find love on a reality TV series? Look no further than the casting call for season 22 of The Bachelor and season 14 of The Bachelorette at The Downtown Aquarium (5-9 pm; tickets: free entry).
410 Bagby St.

Country legend
Friday, July 28

Hank Williams Jr. hits the stage at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land in support of his latest album, It's About Time, which features re-recordings of previously released material as well as new songs. (8 pm; tickets: $65-$150 per person)
18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land; 281-207-6278

Spidey sense
Saturday, July 29

Get tangled in a web of excitement during the Spider-Man Day celebration at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Not only can you hang with the friendly neighborhood superhero and his Avengers teammate, Black Widow, but you can also duke it out in a web sling showdown. (Spider-Man Day is from 10 am-5 pm; tickets: $12 per person. The web sling showdown is at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm in the museum courtyard)
1500 Binz St.; 713-522-1138

Family day
Saturday, July 29

Young mariners, ages 5 to 12, are set to discover the history of the America's Cup, create their own version of the trophy and schooner, and try their hand at a mini-yacht race at the Houston Maritime Museum. (2-5 pm; tickets: free entry)
2204 Dorrington St.; 713-666-1910

Saturday feast
Saturday, July 29
​Sommelier and chef Erin Smith Feges and her husband, chef Patrick Feges, present a whole hog feast, including Asian cucumber salad, pit beans, and coleslaw, all served with sliced bread and buns at LoireFest, a citywide celebration of wines from the Loire Valley, held at Art of Cellaring. Pair your fare with samples of more than 100 wines by JD Headrick, Louis Dressner, Kermit Lynch, Vineyard Brands, and more. In addition to tastings, the wines will be for sale, so come ready to stock your cellar. (3-6 pm; tickets: $29.10 per person)
2301 Portsmouth

Barbecue and brews
Saturday, July 29

Don your ugly sweater and enjoy tasty ‘cue by Blood Bros. Barbecue and ice-cold limited edition beers at the sixth annual Christmas in July party at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. The festive event will also feature tunes by the Rudy’s Brass Band. (6-9 pm; tickets: $30 per person)
5301 Nolda St.; 713-750-9795

More concert fun
Saturday, July 29

Popular '70s/'80s bands Styx and REO Speedwagon head to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion as part of their United We Rock summer tour. They’ll be joined by former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. (7 pm; tickets: $27.50-$200 per person)
2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands; 281-363-3300

Brunch it up
Sunday, July 30

Head to the Flesh and Bone brunch at Southern Goods restaurant in the Heights for cocktail specials and an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring dishes from Shepherd's pie to bone-in barbacoa. Proceeds benefit nonprofit, Zombie Walk Houston. (11 am-5 pm; tickets: $30 per person)
632 West 19th St.; 346-980-8152

Back in time
Sunday, July 30

The I Love the '90s: The Party Continues tour makes a stop at NRG Center. Expect performances by TLC, Naughty By Nature, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Biz Markie, C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams, and SNAP. (7 pm; tickets: $22-$89.75 per person)
8400 Kirby Dr.; 713-629-3700

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