Weekend events planner

Here are the top 7 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 7 things to do in Houston this weekend

Asia Society Texas Center presents The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Head to Asia Society Texas Center to watch Tibetan Buddhist monks create a mandala. Photo courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper hit the stage at Smart Financial Centre Sugar Land. Photo by Penny Lancaster
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Ron Mueck
The Ron Mueck exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ends Sunday.  Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers brings his world tour, The Gambler's Last Deal, to The Redneck Country Club. Photo by Piper Ferguson
Himalaya fried chicken
Chow down on creative and flavorful masterpieces at the Southern Fried Chicken Festival. Photo by Eric Sandler
Asia Society Texas Center presents The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Rod Stewart
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Ron Mueck
Kenny Rogers
Himalaya fried chicken

Looking for something to do this weekend? CultureMap has got you covered. Here’s to getting the most out of your free time with seven can’t-miss events, from an eye-catching art exhibit to a fried chicken fest. For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.

Circles in the sand
Thursday, August 10 - Sunday, August 13

Head to Asia Society Texas Center to watch Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery as they meticulously create a visually-stunning mandala from millions of grains of colored sand, as well as perform special ceremonies. (Various times; tickets: free)
1370 Southmore Blvd.; 713-496-9901

The Gambler
Friday, August 11

Kenny Rogers brings his world tour, The Gambler's Last Deal, to The Redneck Country Club. Country music singer Linda Davis will also perform. (6 pm; tickets: $175 - $510 per person)
11110 W Airport Blvd., Stafford; 281-809-4867

Art tour
Saturday, August 12

Take a guided stroll of the buildings at Sawyer Yards via the Silos Studio Tour with this Fresh Arts event. Learn the history of the the campus’s re-purposed artist warehouses filled with a selection of paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, clothing, and textiles. (3-4 pm; tickets: free when you register here)
1502 Sawyer St.; 713-868-1839

Finger lickin’ good
Saturday, August 12

Chow down on creative and flavorful fried chicken masterpieces, created by The Waffle Bus, Krisp Bird and Batter, and more, at the Southern Fried Chicken Festival at at Levy Park. Vote for your favorite, participate in a chicken wing eating contest and a watermelon seed spitting competition, and listen to live music while you help raise funds for nonprofit, Kiel Colon Cancer. (4 pm; tickets: $10-$100 per person)
3801 Eastside St.

Forever young
Saturday, August 12

Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper hit the stage at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. The two superstar singers co-headline the evening. (7:30 pm; tickets: $94-$515 per person)
18111 Lexington Blvd.; 281-207-6278

Mark your calendar
Sunday, August 13

If you have yet to see the Ron Mueck exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Sunday is your last chance. Thirteen eye-catching sculptures of people, which balance realism with the unreal, by the Australian artist are display. (12:15 pm; tickets: $18 per person for museum entry)
1001 Bissonnet St.; 713-639-7300

Italian film
Sunday, August 13

Bring your own wine and food to the seventh annual Festa di Ferragosto Italian celebration at the Italian Cultural and Community Center. Watch the 2016 comedy Che Vuoi Che Sia, directed by Edoardo Leo and starring Fabrizio Coniglio, Maria Di Biase, and Anna Foglietta. The film is in Italian with English subtitles. (5:30 pm; tickets: $15-$20 per person)
1101 Milford St.; 713.524.4222