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Here are the top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend

Metallica makes a stop at NRG Stadium as part of The WorldWired Tour. Photo by Herring Herring
Kevin Hart
Actor Kevin Hart heads to Katy Mills Mall for a book signing event. Kevin Hart/Facebook
Circus 1903
Society for the Performing Arts presents “Circus 1903,” at Jones Hall.  Photo by Jose Leon Photography
The Bacon Brothers
The Bacon Brothers hit the stage at Heights Theater.  Photo courtesy of The Bacon Brothers
Houston, weekend event planner, June 2017, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Catch a free showing of E.T. at The Square at Memorial City. Courtesy of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial/Facebook
Kevin Hart
Circus 1903
The Bacon Brothers
Houston, weekend event planner, June 2017, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

You’ve been working hard all week, and now that the weekend is near, it’s time to let loose. From some amazing concerts to a beer tasting, an art tour, a free movie, and more... here are the top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend. 

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Phone home
Thursday, June 8

Break out your shoulder pads and hair scrunchies, plus your blankets and lawn chairs, and make your way to The Square at Memorial City for a free showing of 1982 hit film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. PS The popcorn is also free. (7 pm; tickets: free)
303 Memorial City; 713-464-8640

Step right up
Friday, June 9-Sunday, June 11

Society for the Performing Arts presents family-friendly show, Circus 1903, at Jones Hall. Puppets and special effects transport you to the golden age of the circus. (Various times; tickets: $33-$93 per person)
615 Louisiana St.; 713-227-4772

Art pop-up
Friday, June 9

They had us at free pancakes, but then they added works by more than 100 emerging local artists, live body painting, live art battles, and beer, and we’re all in for the Pancakes and Booze Art Show at Warehouse Live. (8 pm; tickets: $7-$13 per person)
813 St. Emanuel St.; 310-555-5555

Shop away
Saturday, June 10-Sunday, June 11

Shop ‘til you drop at the Pop Shop Houston Summer Festival featuring handmade and vintage fashions, art exhibitions, craft workshops, live music, and more, all at Silver Street Studios. (Various times; tickets: $8 per person)
2000 Edwards St.

Art tour
Saturday, June 10

Take a guided stroll of the buildings on the Sawyer Yards Creative Campus, located in Houston’s historic First Ward, via the Winter Street Studio Tour with Fresh Arts event. Spend the afternoon wandering through five re-purposed warehouses, home to more than 300 artists in residence, filled with unique items including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, and textiles. (3-4 pm; tickets: free when you register here)
2101 Winter St.

Book signing
Saturday, June 10

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart heads to Katy Mills Mall for a book signing session at retailer Books-A-Million. His inspirational memoir, I Can’t Make This Up, hits shelves June 13. Hart's film credits include the Scary Movie franchise, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Death at a Funeral, and Little Fockers. (2 pm; tickets: $29.22 per person)
5000 Katy Mills Cir., Katy; 281-644-2665

Six degrees
Saturday, June 10

Actor Kevin Bacon and his film-scoring brother Michael Bacon, who together make up The Bacon Brothers rock band, hit the stage at Heights Theater. The duo have produced seven albums between 1997 and 2014, including Forosoco (1997), New Year’s Day (2009), and 36 Cents (2014), with tunes spanning rock, soul, folk, and Americana. (8:30 pm; tickets: $34-$52 per person)
339 W. 19th St.; 214-272-8346

Sunday, June 11

The Special Rare Cellar Tasting event at Saint Arnold Brewing Company boasts samples of one-of-a-kind and aged brews. (2-4:30 pm; tickets: $60 per person)
2000 Lyons Ave.; 713-686-9494

Enter Sandman
Sunday, June 11

In support of their tenth studio album Hardwired... To Self-Destruct, released in November 2016, heavy metal rockers Metallica make a stop at NRG Stadium as part of their The WorldWired Tour. This marks the band’s first worldwide tour since the World Magnetic Tour in 2008–2010. (6 pm; tickets: $71.50-$342.90 per person)
8400 Kirby Dr.; 713-629-3700

Honey of a Film Series
Sunday, June 11
Houston film buff Maggie Schutza is launching a free outdoor summer movie series Sunday night with a showing of the 1989 Hal Hartley film The Unbelievable Truth. It will be shown in the driveway of a house near the Menil Collection, with tailgate-style chairs and light refreshments. The under-the-stars event, called the Houston Honey Summer Film Series, continues on Sunday nights through August 13. (8 pm; tickets: free)
1502 Sul Ross St.