Houston’s Weekend Happenings May 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th


Houston’s Weekend  Happenings

               May 24th, 25th, 26th , 27th

Happy Memorial Day. Have a safe holiday.






May 24th 




Memorial Day Tribute Concert

WHEN:  Friday 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM


COST:  Admission is Free

DETAILS:  Kick back, relax and enjoy the colorful tunes of Houston Choral Showcase’s Elite Mixed Choir. This performance will include Patriotic tributes to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend!

INFO:  (281) 276-6000



May 25th




San Jacinto Funeral Home and Memorial Park Memorial Day Services Honoring American Heroes

WHEN:  Saturday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Services at San Jacinto Funeral Home and Memorial Park (East Houston) begin at 2 p.m. and will remember the fallen with services featuring:• Invocation, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the National Anthem• Keynote by U.S. Army Veteran Juan DeLeon• Multiple readings and an honor roll call• Wreath-laying and flag-folding ceremonies • Access to the “Silent Hero” Exhibit Eddie Martinez, general manager, will share special remarks and “Taps” will be played along with a rifle salute. Complimentary lunch available for attendees.Memorial Day remembers those who died while serving our country in the Armed Forces. The practice of honoring our fallen began as Decoration Day after the Civil War when families of both Union and Confederate forces began to decorate the graves of the fallen. In 1971, Decoration Day became Memorial Day in an effort to remember all who died in service to our nation.

INFO: (346) 237-8953,  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-jacinto-funeral-home-and-memorial-park-to-host-free-memorial-day-services-to-honor-american-tickets-62069169557


May 25TH 




Eleanora’s Market

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

WHERE:  Cavatore’s, 2120 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS:  Eleanora’s Market is a farmers and artisans market featuring over 35 vendors selling organic produce, grass-fed meat, ready made foods and artisan handicrafts.

INFO:  http://eleanorasmarket.com/

May 25th 




City Dance Studio presents National Tap Dance Day Intensive

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

WHERE:  City Dance Studio, 1307 W. Clay St., Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

COST:  $25-$80

DETAILS:  Houston City Dance Studio presents its inaugural National Tap Dance Day Intensive to celebrate the unique American art form of tap dancing. A full day of tap classes will be held at City Dance Studio, where students of all ages may choose from a variety of classes offered at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Classes include Classic Tap Standards, Advanced Improvisation, Beginning Jazz/Tap Choreography and more. Tap dancers Dorena Battaglino, Simone Brooks, Kimbrlee Childress and Elijah Gibson will be working with students at all levels in the program. Additionally, City Dance Studio will offer an exclusive Teacher Workshop for tap teachers who would like to go deeper into their personal tap education or “mix up” their typical tap class and teaching style.

INFO:  https://maps.google.com/?q=1307%20W.%20Clay%20St.%20%20Houston,%20TX%2077019


May 25th






Texas Children’s Hospital presents Art in the Park

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  Evelyn’s Park Conservancy Event Center, 4480 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, TX 77401, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Texas Children’s Hospital’s Art in the Park will honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their selfless service. Guests are encouraged to create and wear their own patriotic safety pin creations.

INFO:  http://www.evelynspark.org/


May 25th





SHAPE Community Center presents Pan-African Cultural Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak St., Houston, TX 77004, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The 40th Annual Pan-African Cultural Festival, in recognition of SHAPE Community Center’s 50th Anniversary, will feature live music, lots of food, vendors, and a petting zoo for the children.

INFO:  https://www.shape.org/pan-african-cultural-festival


May 25th 





Houston SPCA presents Barn Open House – Equine Meet & Greet

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  Houston SPCA, 7007 Old Katy Rd., Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Houston SPCA is hosting a “Barn Open House” where guests can meet their barn staff as well as adoptable horses. The event will include an Equine Meet & Greet, equine training & riding demonstrations, kids craft where they will be able to create name templates for our horse.

INFO: https://www.houstonspca.org/


May 25th 





The Taste of Louisiana Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 2:00pm

WHERE: Brazos River Park, 18427 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$20

DETAILS:  The Taste of Louisiana Festival will feature Louisiana food, music, and culture. There will be 20+ Louisiana food vendors, arts & craft vendors, bands, and a Kids Zone with all inflatable activities and rides.

INFO:  http://www.thetasteoflouisiana.com/


May 25th




Milano Bar presents Love at First Spritz: Aperol Patio Party

WHEN:  Saturday 4:00pm

WHERE:  Radio Milano, 800 Sorrella Ct., Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Texas summer is right around the corner, so Milano Bar decided to kick things off by having a patio makeover with some Aperol orange. They will be celebrating the return of summer with Aperol Spritzes and complimentary Aperol/Campari samplers fashioned by their mixologists and distributed by the Aperol girls.

Regular happy hour bites and drinks will be available at their normal prices. No reservations required; bar is first come, first serve. Complimentary valet is available.

INFO:  713-827-3545


May 26th




Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” closing day

WHEN:  Sunday 12:15pm

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

COST:  Free with museum admission

DETAILS:  For more than 40 years, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor.

“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” is the first retrospective exhibition of the artist. Through more than 120 works, many of which have never been exhibited or published, the survey investigates how Mann’s relationship with her native Virginia – a place and identity rich in literary and artistic traditions but troubled by history – has shaped her work. Fully immersed in the visual and literary culture of the American South, Mann has long written about what it means to live in the South and be identified as a Southerner. She uses her love of the area and knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions – about history, identity, race, and religion – that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries.

INFO:  713-639-7300, https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/sally-mann-a-thousand-crossings


May 26th





Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017” closing day

WHEN:  Sunday 12:15pm

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

COST:  Free with museum admission

DETAILS:  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will present “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017,” the first major exhibition dedicated to sculptures by renowned American contemporary artist Jack Whitten. While Whitten has long been celebrated for his work as an innovative abstract painter, this exhibition reveals an extensive and entirely unknown body of the late artist’s work. “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017” will feature 40 of Whitten’s sculptures made over the course of his five-decade career – each created with a diverse spectrum of materials, including wood, marble, copper, bone, fishing wire, and personal mementos – and a selection of his paintings.

INFO:  713-639-7300, https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/odyssey-jack-whitten-sculpture


May 27th





City of Sugar Land presents Memorial Day Ceremony

WHEN:  Monday 10:00am

WHERE:  Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The City of Sugar Land will honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their selfless service by hosting its 10th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. The program includes patriotic music, free educational and commemorative activities, on-site military exhibits, and a flag ceremony. Food will be available for purchase from a local onsite vendor.

INFO:  http://sugarlandtx.gov/110/Parks-Recreation



May 27th





Houston National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony

WHEN:  Monday 9:30am


COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Veterans Affairs’ cemeteries across the U.S. will be hosting Memorial Day Ceremonies. The Houston National Cemetery, a VA cemetery, takes part in this nationwide initiative to honor fallen servicemen and women. Typically, an address is given by a native Texan of rank, followed by a parade of colors and the laying of memorial wreaths by representatives of Houston’s veteran community. Both the Houston Mounted Police and the Houston Highlander Pipe Band have been in attendance in past years.

INFO:  https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/houston.asp




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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