weekend event planner
In Houston, we love to celebrate different cultures and having a good time, all at once. There are two events on Sunday where people can do both those things.
First off, Asia Society Texas Center will have its first-ever Family Day focusing on Eid, the celebration of the end of Ramadan. There will be a lot of free activities, dance and music performances, food, crafts, a bazaar, and more.
Later that evening, Project Row Houses will salute their latest Artist Round — Round 49: penumbras: sacred geometries (which will be closing on Sunday) — with a party featuring live music from a Latin jazz band, as well as street food and drinks inspired by the Afro-Latin diaspora.
And, of course, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy this weekend.
Thursday, June 6
Whiskey Weekend at CityPlace
What a better way to start off the weekend than with whiskey? From Thursday through Saturday, CityPlace will be the home for the inaugural Whiskey Weekend. Things kick off with a Whiskey Wind Down iteration of its Sips series on the central green on Thursday. On Friday, SwitcHouse chef Darren Tonner collaborates on a four-course whiskey pairing dinner with Treaty Oak Distilling chef and pitmaster Scott Fogle. And a Brunch on the Plaza will close things on Saturday. 4 pm (7 pm Saturday; 11 am Sunday).
Mid Main presents First Thursday
This is it, folks — the last Mid Main block party of the season, and this one will be a blowout. This event will benefit local startup incubator The Station Houston, which has recently established its new organization as a nonprofit that will manage the ION in the upcoming Innovation District. As for music, Bayou City Swing will performing in the Art Garden, along with music by DJ Ryan Savoie of St. Arnold Brewing Company. $5 suggested donations are encouraged. 6-10 pm.
Friday, June 7
Jazz on a Summer's Day at the MFAH
The "Jazz on Film" series is back at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with feature films and documentaries focusing on 1959, which is considered a pivotal year for jazz in film. This series will start off with a 60th-anniversary, 35mm screening of this Newport Jazz Festival concert film, directed by renowned photographer Bert Stern and jazz aficionado Aram Avakian. Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, and Thelonious Monk are just a few of the performers in this all-star lineup. 7 pm.
'90s Kickback Concert Part II at Arena Theatre
Last April, Arena Theatre brought a whole buncha Clinton-era R&B stars for the '90s Kickback Concert. We're talking Montell Jordan, Next, Donell Jones, Case, Houston's own H-Town, etc. It seems people around here want more of that throwback soul, because there is another '90s Kickback show this weekend. Among the artists who'll be taking audiences back to the era of Cross Colours and In Living Color: Dru Hill, Ginuwine, Mya, Jon B., Chante Moore, Hi-Five, and Michel'le. 8 pm.
Saturday, June 8
Global Wellness Day at Four Seasons Hotel Houston
For the fifth consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotel Houston will participate in Global Wellness Day, celebrating the worldwide movement that encourages a healthier lifestyle and well-being. Guests can enjoy a full day of complimentary activities, including morning yoga on our pool deck, a soccer-inspired workout class with Michael Chabala, a wellness cooking class with Quattro executive chef Rafael Gonzalez, and a Green Your Beauty Routine class with Tata Harper Skin Care. 9 am to 3 pm.
Summer Workshop at Curated Blooms Flower Farm
Curated Blooms Flower Farm is offering people an escorted summer tour through the flower fields for a hands-on harvest experience. Attendees will gain knowledge of proper harvesting techniques, along with some practical growing tips. Once back to the design stations, they'll be hipped to basic design mechanics for centerpieces. All supplies, along with light snacks, will be provided for this workshop, which are designed for ages 12 and older. 9:30 am to noon.
Sunday, June 9
Second Sunday Revival: "Right Round Baby" at Historic Market Square Park
Last month, the Downtown Houston Management District (Downtown District) launched a free entertainment series, called Second Sunday Revival, with a "Bloody Brass Brunch" for Mother's Day. For June, the Revival is rounding up the city's top DJs for "Right Round Baby." Among the spinners who'll be mixing tunes: DJ Cornbreadd, DJ Big Reeks, DJ Flash Gordon Parks, DJ Mexican Blackbird, and DJ Sun. There will also be a food, music, and lifestyle market. 11 am to 4 pm.
The Killer at Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra
Have all the summer blockbusters so far been disappointing the hell out of you? Would you like to see a real-ass action movie for a change? Well, Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra will be screening one of the most iconic films in the Hong Kong action genre. Directed by the legendary John Woo, this 1989 classic has Chow Yun-Fat, the Cary Grant of international action heroes, as a dashing assassin who tries to get out of the game. But, of course, he keeps getting thrust back in. 4 pm.