Houston Weekend’s Happening July 19th, 20th, 21th


July 19th, 20th



Fresh Arts Summit

WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 8:30am

WHERE:  Silver Street Studio,  2000 Edwards St., Houston, TX 77007

COST:  $125-$175

DETAILS:  Fresh Arts will launch the inaugural Fresh Arts Summit, an artist-centered, skill-building initiative. This two-day program will convene over 150 local and regional independent makers and creative entrepreneurs of all disciplines to focus on tools essential to building artistic business literacy and networks. Fresh Arts is also offering five full and 14 partial scholarships to attend the Summit, aiming to fund over 10 percent of attendees. Highlights of the Summit span an attendee reception, networking opportunities, multimedia presentations, hands-on workshops and round table discussions designed to foster an ongoing conversation about business ownership, community building, and audience cultivation. There will also be an Arts Expo that connects creatives to local businesses, resources, and organizations, as well as Mentor Power Hours that function as breakout sessions where attendees can speak to lead mentors in an intimate group setting.

INFO:  713-868-1839, http://bit.ly/FreshArtsSummit


July 19th





Houston Museum of Natural Science presents Moon Festival and Nighttime Stargazing

WHEN:  Friday 11:00am

WHERE: Houston Museum of Natural Science – Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST: $9-$12

DETAILS:  Houston Museum of Natural Science will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with their Moon Festival and Nighttime Stargazing event. A NASA Ambassador will help guests imagine what it might be like to live on the moon. They will also listen to an expert docent talk about NASA’s past (and future) and try stellar crafts and snacks or read a space-related book to their PAWS therapy dog team. If the weather permits, there will be stargazing from 8-11 pm with volunteer astronomers from the HMNS George Observatory.

INFO: 281-313-2277http://hmns.org/hmns-at-sugar-land


July 19th





14 Pews presents Armstrong

WHEN:  Friday 7:00pm

WHERE: 14 Pews, 800 Aurora St., Houston, TX, Get Directions >

COST:  $11

DETAILS:  Dramatic, moving and deeply human, Armstrong offers the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: from his childhood in Ohio to his first steps on the Moon, and beyond.

INFO:  281-888-9677, https://14pews.org/calendar.asp?pageid=15&calid=1971


July 19th




City of Sugar Land Parks and Recreation presents Movie Under the Moon – 50th Anniversary Moon Landing

WHEN:  Friday 7:00pm

WHERE:  Cullinan Oyster Creek Park, 12300 Hwy. 6 S., Sugar Land, TX 77498, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  In 1969, the NASA astronauts of Apollo 11 heroically demonstrated a universal truth – that mankind’s greatest leaps begin with the bravery of a single small step. As neighboring cities join forces to commemorate the steps taken, the City of Sugar Land will showcase a movie under the moon. Food and lawn games will also be available.

INFO:  281-275-2825, http://sugarlandtx.gov/110/Parks-Recreation


July 19th




Kemah Boardwalk presents Fireworks Fridays

WHEN:  Friday 9:30pm

WHERE: Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, TX 77565, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Fireworks Fridays is a series of captivating fireworks displays accompanied to music and late-night specials. Following each fireworks show, Boardwalk guests can enjoy a variety of late-night specials such as live music in the Events Plaza until 11 pm, rides open until midnight, free souvenir cup refills after 9:30 pm, and additional retail savings. Saltgrass Steak House, Lighthouse Buffet, and Kemah Aquarium will all have happy hour specials for visiting night owls.

Schedule of event

July 19: Apollo 11 50th anniversary

INFO:  877-285-3624, https://www.kemahboardwalk.com/featuring/firework-fridays/


July 20th





1940 Air Terminal Museum presents July Wings & Wheels: Summer Block Party

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  1940 Air Terminal Museum, 8325 Travelair Blvd., Houston, TX 77061, Get Directions >

COST: $3-$7; free for under 2 years old

DETAILS:  The July Wings & Wheels: Summer Block Party will have a DJ playing some cool summer hits, face painting, craft stations, guided tours of the museum, static display of vintage aircraft, a special air show put on by friends at Tiger Flight, and many other attractions. There will also be story time led by author Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail. She will be reading from her new children’s book and will stay on site to sign copies and interact with the kids.

INFO: 713-454-1940http://www.1940airterminal.org/


July 19th, 20th




The Health Museum and Baylor College of Medicine present The Day We Walked on the Moon

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am and 3:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm

WHERE:  Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX 77004, Get Directions >

COST:  $8-$10; free for children 2 and under

DETAILS:  The Health Museum will join the Smithsonian Channel and other Smithsonian Affiliate institutions across the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission with the screening of the film, The Day We Walked on the Moon. The film screening will be followed by a Health, Moon and Beyond panel featuring two former NASA astronauts and other experts from Baylor College of Medicine’s Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) and Center for Space Medicine.

This event will feature the following guest panelists:

Dr. David Hilmers, former NASA astronaut, physician, and professor in the internal medicine department at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Robert Satcher, a former NASA astronaut and orthopedic oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Dorit Donoviel, director of TRISH at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Jeffery Sutton, director of the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Entrance to the 3 pm film screening and panel will be included with the regular price of admission for The Health Museum. The film will also be screened earlier in the day and on July 21 and 25.

INFO:  713-521-1515, https://www.thehealthmuseum.org/event/health-moon-and-beyond-50th-anniversary-moon-landing


July 20th





George Observatory presents Apollo Day

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  The George Observatory, 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461, Get Directions >

COST:  $7-$10; free for kids under 12

DETAILS:  George Observatory will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing by highlighting the past, present, and future landings on the moon with speakers and activities. All Discovery Dome shows will feature the moon. Although the moon will rise too late for viewing, telescopes will show planets and deep space objects. Telescope tickets are available at the George Observatory Gift Shop.

INFO:  281-242-3055, http://hmns.org/george-observatory


July 20th




The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents “Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11” opening day

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005, Get Directions >

COST:  Free-$17

DETAILS:  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents “Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11.” The installation features 40 photographs ranging from documentary images of NASA’s mission to the moon to fanciful pictures including a 19th-century portrait of a man in a solar-themed costume. Notable works include Ansel Adams’s Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico; Hitoshi Nomura’s ‘moon score,’ December 19, 1975, representing an intersection of Conceptual art and stargazing; and Cortis and Sonderegger’s recreation of Buzz Aldrin’s first footprint on the moon. Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until September 2.

INFO:  713-639-7300, https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/shooting-the-moon-photographs-from-mfah-collection-50-years-after-apollo-11


July 20th






Houston Brunch Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  Isles Eatery and Rum Bar, 1515 Pease St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $25-$49

DETAILS:  Houston loves brunch, so Houston Brunch Co. is putting together a festival to celebrate some of the best restaurants in the brunch game serving up tasting size portions of the brunch items they do best. They will also feature the brunch beverages people love – Bloody Marys, Mimosas, beer, and wine. A portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the Houston Museum-African American Culture.

INFO:  713-247-9215, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houston-brunch-festival-tickets-62341968506


July 20th





The Oceanaire Seafood Room presents Third Annual Rosé Soirée

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 5061 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions >

COST:  $59

DETAILS:  The Third Annual Rosé Soirée will feature a variety of rose wines, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts, along with live entertainment by Tianna Hall.

INFO:  832-487-8862, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-annual-rose-soiree-the-oceanaire-houston-tickets-62927246087


July 20th





Discovery Green presents A Giant Leap: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

WHEN: Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Discovery Green celebrates the 50th anniversary of the epic Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The public event will feature a paratrooper landing by the US Army Golden Knights; exhibitions from the Johnson Space Center and Lone Star Flight Museum; commentary by Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot (Harper Collins 2019); a screening of Apollo 11 (2019, 93 min., G); an artisan/collectible market; and much more.

INFO:  713-400-7336, https://www.discoverygreen.com/moonlanding


July 20th





Green Mountain Energy presents Flea by Night

WHEN: Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Flea by Night will feature vintage, handmade, recycled, repurposed and local goods from over 40 vendors. Guests will enjoy live music and food trucks along Avenida de las Americas and the park’s Grace Event Lawn.

INFO:  713-400-7336, https://www.discoverygreen.com/


July 20th






G Spot Gallery presents Joe Furman: “Adventures In Herpatology” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE: Gspot Gallery, 310 E. 9th St., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Joe Furman is a prolific cartoonist and jet-setting herpetologist. His spirited perspectives are a synthesis of his natural nose for funny, and decades spent studiously trekking the globe on a quest to collect recherché specimens for less plucky, lab-bound scientists of the same discipline.

INFO:  https://www.facebook.com/GspotGalleryHouston/


July 20th





Sugar Land Town Square presents 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Celebration

WHEN:  Saturday 7:30pm

WHERE:  Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Dr., Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Sugar Land Town Square will present a special pre-recorded video message from the International Space Station and a short documentary recounting the historic moon landing and Houston’s role in the historic event. Activities also include a screening of the classic movie E.T., face painting, balloon artists, a “moonwalk,” the opportunity to take a peek into space with volunteers from The George Observatory, and more.

INFO:  http://sugarlandtownsquare.com/


July 20th





Discovery Green presents Stargazing with Houston Astronomical Society

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00pm

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Houston Astronomical Society will host a star party in the heart of Space City. Volunteers from HAS will be on-hand with telescopes to show off the moon, other planets in the solar system, various deep-sky objects, and maybe even the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope. Weather permitting: clear skies are required.

INFO:  713-400-7336, https://www.discoverygreen.com/ebevents


July 21st





The Heights Morning Market

WHEN: Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Onion Creek, 3106 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Heights Morning Market will feature local clothing, gourmet goods, jewelry, arts and crafts, home goods, and more.

INFO: 713-880-0706https://www.facebook.com/Heights-Morning-Market-272002630218046


July 21st





Houston International Trade Development Council-AAPI presents L’Affaire Du Monde: Cuisine for a Cause

WHEN:  Sunday 2:00pm

WHERE:  The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Ave., Houston, TX, Get Directions >

COST:  $35-$100

DETAILS:  Houston International Trade Development Council-AAPI will showcase over 20 restaurants and introduce people’s taste buds to some of the best food in the region. Guests can travel the seven continents of the world through food over a four hour period without physically leaving Houston.

INFO:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/l-affaire-du-monde-cuisine-for-a-cause-tickets-51616391015




Discovery Green:  www.discoverygreen.com ,

Miller Outdoor Theater:  www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

Houston Symphony:   http://www.houstonsymphony.org/ – (713) 224-7575

Houston Ballet: http://www.houstonballet.org/ – (713) 227-2787

Alley Theatre:   http://www.alleytheatre.org/uh – (713) 220-5700

TUTS (Theatre under the Stars):  http://www.tuts.com/default.aspx

SPA – Society for the Performing Arts Houston:  http://www.spahouston.org/home – (713) 227-4772

Classical Theatre Company:  http://www.classicaltheatre.org/ – (713) 963-9665

Stages Repertory Theatre:   http://stagestheatre.com/ – (713) 527-0123

MFAH – Museum of Fine Arts Houston:  http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions

Houston Children’s Museum:  http://www.cmhouston.org/ – (713) 522-1138

Official Visitor’s Site for Houston:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/

Culture Map Houston:  http://houston.culturemap.com/events/

Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion:  https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events – tel:281-363-3300




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