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

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

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran hits the stage at Toyota Center.  Photo by Greg Williams
Houston, Discovery Green, Arcade art installation, August 2017
"Arcade," a series of dynamic streamer sculptures, brings explosive hues and whimsy to Avenida Houston. Photo by Joel Luks/The CKP Group
Houston, King's BierHaus, kolaches, August 2017
Start your day with kolaches, from three-cheese with smoked Polish sausage to apple strudel, at King's BierHaus in the Heights. Courtesy photo
MidiCi margherita pizza
Dine-in guests at MidiCi, The Neapolitan Pizza Company will enjoy free Margherita pizza all weekend long.  Courtesy photo
Alice Cooper
Co-headliners Deep Purple and Alice Cooper perform at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.  Photo courtesy of Alice Cooper
Ed Sheeran
Houston, Discovery Green, Arcade art installation, August 2017
Houston, King's BierHaus, kolaches, August 2017
MidiCi margherita pizza
Alice Cooper

The weekend is roaring with things to do, from a kolache pop-up to live music and free — yes, free, pizza. Keep reading for our guide to the seven best things to do in Houston. For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.

Vibrant hues
Thursday, August 17

"Arcade," a series of dynamic streamer sculptures by noted Texas-based artist duo Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom at Discovery Green, brings explosive hues and whimsy to Avenida Houston. The exhibition will be on display until November 15. (9 am; tickets: free)
1001 Avenida de las Americas; 713-853-8000

Free and clear
Friday, August 18-Sunday, August 20

MidiCi, The Neapolitan Pizza Company at Upper Kirby opens with bang: Score big win you dine-in thanks to free Margherita pizzas all weekend long. While there’s no purchase necessary, this deal is limited to one per guest per day. (Friday and Saturday from 11 am-1 am; Sunday from 11 am-11 pm; tickets: free entry)
2925 Richmond Ave.; 713-360-7943

Rockin’ good time
Friday, August 18

Co-headliners English rock band Deep Purple and hard rock legend Alice Cooper perform at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Deep Purple and Cooper are touring in support of their latest albums: Infinite and Paranormal, respectively. The Edgar Winter Band also shares the bill. (6:30 pm; tickets: $25-$256 per person)
2005 Lake Robbins Dr.; 281-363-3300

Kolache pop-up
Saturday, August 19

Start your day with kolaches at King's BierHaus in the Heights. Choose from flavors including three-cheese with smoked Polish sausage, bratwurst with Swiss cheese, and apple strudel. (9-11 am; kolaches are priced at $2.50 - $3.50 each)
2044 E. T.C. Jester; 281-990-3042

Thinking Out Loud
Saturday, August 19

Ed Sheeran hits the stage at Toyota Center as part of his third studio album, ÷, which features the hit songs "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill." (7:30 pm; tickets: $99.50 per person)
1510 Polk St.; 713-758-7200

Bikes and brews
Sunday, August 20

The Heights Bike Trail Brewery Tour features stops at Eureka Heights Brewing, Holler Brewing, and Platypus Brewing. Volunteers from nonprofit Tap & Pedal will monitor safety and have a hydration station set up at the trail's midpoint. (Noon-6 pm or 1 pm for a guided tour; tickets: free)
Various locales

We all scream
Sunday, August 20

Join Rescued Pets Movement for an ice cream social at Star Fish restaurant. Expect face painters, a raffle, and custom sundaes made with homemade ice cream scoops and toppings from Lee’s Creamery. (12-2 pm; tickets: $20 per adult and $10 per child)
191 Heights Blvd.; 832-831-9820