Here, then, are your best weekend bets.
Thursday, August 1
Washington Night Market at Revolver Houston
When we heard there was this new business called Daisies & Pancakes, we thought, "Wow — another pancake place!" But it turns out it's an online store that sells vintage, wearable art. They're also curating this night market, which will have vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts, and much more. A happy-hour networking mixer will pop off from 5-7 pm (complete with drink specials), and Soul Control will provide the music. Let's just hope there are pancakes. 7 pm to midnight.
Friday, August 2
a'Bouzy's 2nd Birthday Party
We can't get enough of a'Bouzy, better known as the spot where it seems they have an unlimited supply of Moet & Chandon. They will definitely be serving bottles of that during their second anniversary party, where guests can enjoy special food pairings with the purchase of each bottle. We're talking Moet and snapper ceviche, Moet and tortilla española, Moet and foie gras, even Moet and a charcuterie board. So, for all you rappers who mention Moet in your songs but have never had it — here's your chance. 11 am to 11 pm.
Ronald L. Jones and Jose Villalobos at Space HL
Space HL will have two art openings on one night. Houston artist Ronald L. Jones will have "On Topic of Race," an open-space investigation that examines the roles we are placed within as individuals with regard to race. As for San Antonio’s Jose Villalobos, he will present his solo exhibit "Gay as an Accessory, Tailored" of new and old works, this show concentrates on the idea that exists that LGBTQ+ individuals are queer by choice, as he recently experienced the same criticism. 6-10 pm.
Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre
It appears this year’s Houston Shakespeare Festival will use theatrical blood to enhance the dramatic moments on stage during this year’s production of Julius Caesar. Don’t worry — the washable, stain-resistant concoction consists of items you might already have in your home: dish soap, sugar-free chocolate syrup, sesame tahini and non-toxic paint. In addition to that, the UH School of Theatre & Dance will feature the romantic comedy As You Like It. The festival runs through Sunday, August 11. 8:15 pm.
Saturday, August 3
Free Teacher Admission Day at Lone Star Flight Museum
The Lone Star Museum is inviting educators all over the Greater Houston area to take in its awe-inspiring features for a special appreciation day. Among the things to check out: two hangars featuring rare military, commercial and historically important aircraft, the Flight Academy and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame exhibits, and the Aviation Learning Center, complete with flight simulators. Also get information on resources, their field trip program, and much more. Just show your school badge to get in. 9 am to 5 pm.
We Do It for the Love at BauHaus
The DJ/party crew known as Crossroads has found a new venue for We Do It for the Love, their long-running, monthly shindig: BauHaus. Along with Crossroads members Noey Lopez and Sasha Braverman spinning music, the headlining special guest will be JT Donaldson, the Dallas producer/DJ who has lived and created music in some of the country's greatest EDM breeding grounds (Chicago, LA, San Francisco). Jashuwah will also be there doing a warm-up set. 10 pm to 4 am.
Sunday, August 4
Saint Arnold Root Beer Float Day
Saint Arnold is gonna have a Root Beer Float Day! We couldn't be more psyched that the brewing company will be serving root beer floats, along with some special adult variations. Every float purchase will come with a souvenir, root-beer plastic cup. They're also bringing back their "Root Beer Snob" toddler T-shirts and onesies, along with asking for school-supply donations, in partnership with Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis, District B. 11 am to 4 pm.
9 to 5 Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra
Film critic Jason Shawhan recently called 9 to 5 "an exposé of the institutionalized sexism and corruption that still plague us as a society." Yeah, it's that. But this 1980 comedy is also one of the funniest, feminist revenge fantasies ever made, with the legendary triumvirate of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton taking on their egotistical chauvinist of a boss (Dabney Coleman). BTW, your ticket includes a themed pen and a "cup of ambition" mug. 6 pm.