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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, what to do this weekend, August 2 2017, Pac Man
The Children’s Museum of Houston throws it back to the '80s by celebrating 8-bit technology, the third generation of computer and video games. Courtesy photo
White Linen Night in the Heights
White Linen Night in The Heights shines a spotlight on thriving artists, musicians, and businesses with a slew of activities scattered across the area. Photo courtesy of White Linen Night in the Heights
Houston, Killen's BBQ, July 2015, fried chicken
At the “End of Summer Bash” at Killen’s Barbecue, Sunday specials include epic fried chicken. Photo by Kimberly Park
Lionel Richie standing arms crossed
Lionel Richie hits the stage at downtown’s Toyota Center. Lionel Richie/Facebook
Houston, what to do this weekend, August 2 2017, Tim Love nachos
Chef Tim Love hosts a weekend pop up at Levy Park.  Courtesy photo
Houston, what to do this weekend, August 2 2017, Pac Man
White Linen Night in the Heights
Houston, Killen's BBQ, July 2015, fried chicken
Lionel Richie standing arms crossed
Houston, what to do this weekend, August 2 2017, Tim Love nachos

It’s never too early to start planning for the weekend. We’ve rounded up some of the best entertainment, arts, and food events in town, from top singers to foodie pop-ups. Read on for our guide to the top eight things to do this weekend in Houston. For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.

Dine out for a good cause
Thursday, August 3 -Sunday, August 6

Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), which runs through September 4, has begun and diners are flocking to participating restaurants. For our guide to eight must-try restaurants new to HRW, click here. And for the full list of restaurants, head to the HRW website. A portion of the cost of each HRW menu goes to the Houston Food Bank. (tickets: $20-$45 per HRW menu, person)
Various locations

All the world's a stage
Thursday, August 3 and Saturday, August 5

Catch a performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, presented by the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The classic tale involves the pursuit of unrequited love —complete with high-jinks and serenades. (8:15 pm; tickets: free and available at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 am-1 pm).
6000 Hermann Park Dr.; 281-373-3386

Calling all foodies
Friday, August 4-Sunday, August 6

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 weekend pop up at Levy Park. Expect a roster of eats including elote ($5), a pulled pork sandwich topped with house slaw, pickles and mustard ($10), and nachos with queso, pickled jalapenos, and avocado corn salsa ($8). Wash it all down with refreshing beverages from beer ($4) to frose ($7). (August 4 from 5 pm- 9 pm; August 5 from 10 am-9 pm; August 6 from 10-5 pm; tickets: free entry)
3801 Eastside St.

All night long
Friday, August 4

Lionel Richie hits the stage at downtown’s Toyota Center along with special guest Mariah Carey as part of the All The Hits Tour. (7 pm; tickets: $39.95-$500 per person)
1510 Polk St.; 713-758-7200

Arcade games galore
Saturday, August 5

The Children’s Museum of Houston throws it back to the '80s by celebrating 8-bit technology, the third generation of computer and video games, with activities (think designing and animating your own 8-bit video game hero) and several arcade games, including Pac-Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Frogger, and Donkey Kong. (10 am; tickets: $12 per person to enter the museum)
1500 Binz St.; 713-522-1138

Break out your summer whites
Saturday, August 5

White Linen Night in The Heights shines a spotlight on thriving artists, musicians, and businesses with a slew of activities scattered across the area. As you brave the heat walking the streets, cool off at participating stores and restaurants along 19th Street, offering various deals. (6 pm; tickets; free entry)
Various locales; 713-360-6204

We will rock you
Saturday, August 5

Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert, with Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, head to the Toyota Center to perform such hits as “Another One Bites the Dust,”  “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “We Are The Champions” made famous by the classic British rock band.(7 pm; tickets: $49.50-$175 per person)
1510 Polk St.; 713-758-7200

Sunday specials
Sunday, August 6

At the “End of Summer Bash” at Killen’s Barbecue, enjoy tunes by the Junior Gordon Band, ice-cold beer in the line, and red hot Sunday specials, including epic fried chicken ($12 per plate): a whopping half bird is served with mashed potatoes and green beans. (2-6 pm; tickets: free entry)
3613 E Broadway St., Pearland; 281-485-2272

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