Houston’s Weekend Happenings July 12th, 13th, 14th


July 12th, 13th, 14th





WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  Candytopia Houston, 7620 Katy Fwy. Building 3B, Suite 36, Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  $20-$28; free for kids 3 and under

DETAILS: Candytopia, a candy-coated experiential adventure, will bring its confectionery wonderland to Houston for a limited-run engagement. It features more than one dozen rooms with larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences. Candytopia Houston will feature the most popular attractions from its past locations along with new elements inspired by local culture and landmarks unique to the city.

INFO:  https://www.candytopia.com/


July 12th, 13th, 14th





The FOMO Factory Immersive Pop-Up

WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions >

COST:  $18-$28; free for children under 3

DETAILS: The FOMO Factory will host an immersive exhibit filled with fantastical sets from iconic childhood moments. Visitors will shed their identity at the door as they shake off their worries and choose their new silly nickname before entering a fantastical world featuring 17 immersive rooms. In addition to FOMO’s now-iconic Birthday Room with its giant cake and Playground with rainbow seesaw, the Houston installation will introduce nine new concepts. In the Science Lab visitors can don a lab coat and goggles to conduct weird experiments, snuggle into a tent to tell ghost stories in the Summer Camp Room, or grab a giant marker and draw on the walls of the Coloring Book Room.

Unlike some immersive spaces, which operate much like a self-serve photo studio, The FOMO Factory specializes in offering an experience and not merely photo backdrops. The journey taps all five senses by including a theatrical staff, smells piped into rooms, a retro soundtrack, and even tastes of childhood. The FOMO Factory is located at the Houston Galleria in Suite 4710 on the mall’s third floor.

INFO:  512-586-3253, https://www.thefomofactory.com/


July 12th, 13th, 14th






District One Inc. presents Playhaus HTX Pop Up Art Gallery

WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Playhaus HTX Pop Up Art Gallery, 2409 Commerce St., Houston, TX 77003 Get Directions >

COST:  $25 for kids 3-12, $38 for adults; free for kids 2 and under

DETAILS: District One Inc. presents its newest pop-up gallery, Playhaus HTX. The disruptive and immersive pop-up art experience aims to bring street art to the modern gallery, for a limited run. Unlike other exhibits in town, the gallery’s 11 installations and various hand-painted murals were created by Houston artists for Houston locals. Playhaus HTX takes guests through a variety of concepts and rooms, where modern art meets street art where the artists, with the hopes of opening the eyes of visitors to visualize what they feel conceptually into a piece of art that is tangible and memorable.

INFO: https://www.showclix.com/event/playhaus


July 12th, 13th, 14th





SLTX Studio presents Sweet Sweet Summer

WHEN:  Friday 11:00am, Saturday 11:00am, Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE: SLTX Studio, 16160 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST:  $5-$15; free for kids 2 and under

DETAILS: SLTX Studio at Sugar Land Town Square presents its newest interactive pop-up photo exhibit, Sweet Sweet Summer. Guests can “tropic like it’s hot” as they take part in snapping their best selfie at the pool scene or in the “you are my sunshine” room, along with more than 20 other Instagrammable installations. From chilling out in the innertube igloo to diving into the massive, inflatable unicorn ball pit, or making the best fishy face in front of the fish tank wall, there’s plenty of family-friendly snapshot opportunities in which to indulge.

INFO:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-sweet-summer-tickets-63386284082


July 12th





Riverstone presents Bite Nite Fridays

WHEN:  Friday 5:30pm

WHERE:  Riverstone Club, 18353 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Nibbles, noshes, and all manner of munchies are on the menu at Riverstone when Bite Nite Fridays returns to Riverstone. Music and children’s activities will add to the event. Leashed dogs are allowed. While most food trucks accept credit cards, some may be cash only.

INFO:  https://www.riverstone.com/


July 12th, 13th, 14th 




Space City New Music Festival

WHEN: Friday 7:00pm, Saturday 5:30pm, Sunday 2:00pm

WHERE:  South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$48

DETAILS: The Space City New Music Festival brings forth contemporary aesthetics to the Houston community through both world-class performances and lectures, while providing career-building opportunities for a broad range of international musical artists throughout various stages of their careers.

Schedule of events

July 12: Unfiltered Notes – MATCH

July 13: Visions at South Main – South Main Baptist Church

July 14: Composer Portrait: Shih-Hui Chen – MATCH

INFO: 713-521-4533, https://matchouston.org/events/2019/space-city-new-music-festival-2019


July 12th





KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge

WHEN:  Friday 9:00pm

WHERE:  House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $15-$35, BOX OFFICE HOURS, Monday thru sunday: 10am – varies
DETAILS: Burlesque, standup comedy, live music, and showgirls. KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge will feature an evening of Vegas-Style vaudevillian hijinks that will transport the audience to the speakeasy grandparents never told people about. This show will be hosted by comedienne KiKi Maroon.

INFO:  888-402-5837, http://www.burlyqlounge.com/


July 12th 





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 events

June 14: Broadway musicals.

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


July 13th





Vegan Society of PEACE presents 7th Annual VegFest Houston Vegan Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$20; Admission is free

DETAILS: The 7th Annual VegFest Houston features vegan restaurants, vegan organizations, a Kids Zone Makerspace with crafts, vegan food & fitness demos, the popular “Ask a Vegan” booth and panels, vegan beer & wine, free product samples, like-minded community booths and green businesses, and raffle prize giveaways.

INFO:  832-303-0834, http://www.vegfesthouston.com/


July 13th





The Chicken & Rice Guys Grand Hatching

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  The Chicken & Rice Guys, 2723 Yale St., Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: The Chicken and Rice Guys will host its grand opening in Houston as a NextSeed Space. The event will feature tasty food, awesome swag, and the chance to win free chicken & rice for life.

INFO: 617-903-8538https://www.facebook.com/events/364449807423955/


July 13th 





Downtown District presents Saint Arnold Pub Crawl and Concert

WHEN:  Saturday 2:00pm

WHERE: Market Square Park, 301 Milam St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Saint Arnold Brewing Company will attempt to set a Guinness World Record of Most Attended Pub Crawl when their annual crawl makes its return to Downtown Houston. The fun will begin at various bars in and around the Historic District area. Event goers will have until 6 pm to visit all the stops along the way before reporting back to Market Square Park for their official Saint Arnold pint glass. At the park, crawlers can celebrate a job well done and enjoy live music as well as Greek eats from Niko Niko’s.

INFO: 713-845-1000http://www.marketsquarepark.com/calendar/


July 13th 



The Rose presents 30th Anniversary Shrimp Boil

WHEN:  Saturday 4:00pm

WHERE:  Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77507, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$30

DETAILS: A donated bass boat initiated what has become one of Pasadena’s longest-running fundraisers, The Rose Annual Shrimp Boil. Over the last 30 years, it has collected more than $1.5 million for patients in need of breast healthcare. This year the annual event will celebrate its 30th anniversary and promises to blend once again the serious business of saving lives with the pure fun of friends and family gathered around a table. The 30th Annual Shrimp Boil will continue the long tradition of shrimp plates with a heaping side of fun. This year attendees can look forward to new games and a new selfie photo wall in addition to the usual great desserts, music, dancing, Kid’s Zone, and auctions that supporters have come to expect. This year’s event is being planned by long-time committee members such as Mark Meeker, Sharon Cho, Judy Pareya and Jennifer areya. Auction items range from tickets to see one of Houston’s champion sports teams, fishing trips, weekend getaways, Whataburger for a year, handmade quilts, a hand-painted guitar, wine tastings, golf outings, and other items specially crafted and customized by friends of The Rose. Freddy Cruz from 104.1 KRBE returns to his role as emcee for the third year. Auctioneer Bear Hebert and music to keep guest moving all evening long.

INFO:  281-484-4708, http://www.therose.org/


July 13th




Galveston Arts Center presents “Exchange Rate” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Galveston Arts Center will present “Exchange Rate,” a group exhibition featuring artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. Playing on the location of GAC’s home in the 1878 First National Bank Building and The Strand’s history as the “Wall Street of the South,” the artists in the exhibition address commercial systems of trade, value and labor represented in paper, metal, plastic, and digital media. Addressing personal relationships to currency and the exchange goods, services, and the accumulation of wealth, worth, and value, this exhibition aims to give insights into the work of artists connected to the region who each take individual approaches to address this medium of exchange in their work. This exhibition will feature the works of Corey Ackelmire, The Art Guys, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Deborah Mersky, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Phillip Pyle II, Anthony Thompson Shumate, and Dan Tague. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until October 6.

INFO:  http://www.galvestonartscenter.org/


July 13th





The Market at Sawyer Yards

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  The Silos on Sawyer, 1502 Sawyer St., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS: The Market at Sawyer Yards is a curated market that hosts a mix of artist mediums with a focus on folk art, the maker is the seller and artisan crafts including packaged specialty foods. The market features 60 exhibitors, live original music performances, food trucks, wine, beer, and cocktails.

INFO:  832-273-4798, http://sawyerstreetmarket.com/


July 13th 





Community Artists’ Collective presents Delita Martin: “Shadows in the Garden” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Community Artists’ Collective – Bermac Arts Building, 4101 San Jacinto St. Suite 11, Houston, TX 77004, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Texas-based artist Delita Martin will present her artwork and new book, Shadows in the Garden, at the Community Artists’ Collective. An artist talk will be followed by a book signing, with books available for purchase. The “Shadows in the Garden” exhibition, which is in association with PrintHouston 2019, continues through July 27.  The book focuses on the work and artistic journey of Martin. It highlights art from several exhibitions and works held in various collections around the country. Contents of the book include a foreword by Dallas artist and curator Vicki Meek and an interview with artist Joshua Asante of Little Rock, Ark. Dr. Kheli R. Willetts and Gary Reece of Houston have each contributed original essays. The book features full color images of Martin’s works. The works included in this publication examine the transition of women into their “spiritual self” and reinforce the bond among women and how they co-exist in the physical and spiritual realms.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 27.

INFO:  http://www.thecollective.org/


July 13th





The Consulate General of France presents Bastille Day

WHEN:  Saturday 7:00pm

WHERE:  Houston Polo Club, 8552 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  $12-$20; free for children under 15

DETAILS: The Consulate General of France will celebrate Bastille Day, a festive event bringing together the French, American and international communities. Guests will stroll through the beautiful grounds of the Houston Polo Club, learn a bit about France’s history and values with the traditional speech by the Consul General of France, watch a polo game, and play pétanque before the party officially begins with food trucks and music courtesy of DJ Julien Nolan. Ticket includes a glass of wine.

INFO:  346-272-5363, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bastille-day-houston-tickets-62653496294?fbclid=IwAR0gry3geNW9xCiIxThwtl2YX4RA0XZgzAIPjb0QPHkPc41lL2jX7wIYdVo


July 13th





Houston S.H.O.P presents Bayou Music Series Under the Stars

WHEN:  Saturday 7:00pm

WHERE:  Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Rd., Houston, TX 77045,Get Directions >

COST:  $12

DETAILS: The Houston Creole Festival & Mardi Gras Parade presents the Bayou Music Series Under the Stars, featuring live music, dancing, bites, and cocktails. There will be a tribute to Jazz and Stanley Turrentine Legendary songs. Performers include Galaxy Boys, Platinum Players & Freddiekush-moe.

INFO:  713-256-5278, http://houstoncreolefest.com/


July 14th





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


July 14th






Downtown District presents Second Sunday Revival

WHEN:  Sunday 11:00am

WHERE: Market Square Park, 301 Milam St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Historic Market Square’s new summer series creates a new and entirely different experience on the second Sunday of each month through September. The series begins with “Bloody Brass Brunch” in May, a showcase of Houston’s best Bloody Marys accompanied by favorite local brass bands.

INFO:  713-845-1000, http://www.marketsquarepark.com/calendar/


July 14th






Thorn & Moon and Avantgarden present Fascination Street Flea – Art + Vintage Market

WHEN:  Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Avant Garden, 411 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: The Fascination Street Flea – Art & Vintage Market is a curated, recurring monthly event featuring some of the best local artists, artisan makers, and vintage vendors that Houston has to offer.

INFO:  832-519-1429, https://www.facebook.com/fascinationstreetflea/


July 14th




The Houston Barbecue Festival and Saint Arnold Brewing Company present Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party

WHEN:  Sunday 1:00p

WHERE:  Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020, Get Directions >

COST:  $60

DETAILS: The Houston Barbecue Festival and Saint Arnold Brewing Company will host the inaugural Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party to celebrate and recognize the growing influence of Tejano and Tex-Mex cooking traditions in contemporary Central Texas-style craft barbecue. Pitmasters with backgrounds in Tex-Mex and Tejano cooking have joined the craft barbecue movement and created a style of barbecue generally referred to as “Tex-Mex BBQ” that combines Mexican, Tejano, and Tex-Mex cooking traditions with Central Texas-style barbecue. The Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party will primarily showcase those up-and-coming pitmasters who have made Tejano and Tex-Mex cooking traditions a fundamental part of their craft barbecue menus.

Participants will include (subject to change):

Eduardo Ortiz of Eddie O’s Texas Barbecue

John & Veronica Avila of El Burro & the Bull

Joseph Quellar of JQ’s Tex-Mex BBQ

Dom Soliz of Mick Smokin BBQ

Ray & Genesis Dominguez of Ray’s Texas Smoke Barbecue

Willow Villarreal & Jasmine Barela of Willow’s Texas BBQ

Esaul Ramos of 2M Smokehouse in San Antonio

Tony Salazar of Taste of Texas Tex Mex BBQ in Beaumont

Tickets include entry into the event, unlimited samples from all barbecue vendors, and Saint Arnold beer. A limited number of tickets will be sold.

INFO:  713-686-9494, https://texmexbbq2019.eventbrite.com/

July 14th





Sheldon Lake State Park presents Snakes on the Plains

WHEN:  Sunday 2:00pm

WHERE: Sheldon Lake State Park, 14140 Garrett Rd., Houston, TX 77044-6418, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: The Sheldon Lake State Park rangers will hold a short talk about the snakes living in the park, followed by a nature walk where guests will see who they can find slithering around the trails. The meeting place will be at the Pond Center (the first building on the left from the park road).

INFO:  281-456-2800






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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