The Weekender: Top Things To Do In Houston This Weekend 6.29 - 7.2

The Weekender: Top Things To Do In Houston This Weekend 6.29 - 7.2

From sports & live entertainment to festivals and nightlife, we got you covered. Check out our top picks for this weekend.



Thursday 6.29


The Lion King @ Hobby Center


Disney’s iconic film The Lion King comes to life with more than 230 puppets and all your favorite songs in this Tony Award-winning musical now playing at The Hobby Center. Tickets start at $50


Ensemble Theatre presents Simply Simone

Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Nina Simone, from child prodigy; jazz superstar; civil rights activist; to political exile was one of the true divas of the 20th century and a genuine musical powerhouse; she defined a generation and defied classification.  Her silky, soulful, and untamed, voicewill put a spell on you. She’ll melt your heart; she’ll chill you to the bone.


Friday 6.30

 Wet’n’Wild SplashTown presents ‘90s Day and Dive-In Movie: Toy Story

 Wet’n’Wild SplashTown will celebrate the decade that was all that and a bag of chips, complete with a live performance by Destination Unknown on the Wave Pool. The water park will also be showing Toy Story as part of its Dive-In Movie series


Houston Symphony presents ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights

The 2017 ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights concerts will feature masterpieces of the classical repertoire performed by outstanding soloists (including the Silver Medalist from the 2017 Ima Hogg Competition) and conductors (including Houston Symphony's very own Robert Franz). Meanwhile, Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke will be featured in Houston Symphony's annual Independence Day celebration, featuring Sousa, Tchaikovsky and fireworks.


Rec Room presents The Rite of Spring

The limits of group responsibility are tested in a new dance adaptation set to Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score. Laura Gutierrez, named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” teams up with Rec Room’s Artistic Director Matt Hune to repurpose an unapologetically primitive exploration that examines how modern America assimilates, worships, and sacrifices. Hune describes the piece as a “punk rock ballet.”


Saturday 7.1

H-Town Happy Hour Summer Festival

H-Town Happy Hour is going on the road to celebrate summer fun at Chadillac'sBackyard Waterpark. The newest, most exciting Texas festival of the year features two days of music, camping, sun, fun, food, drink, vendors, and games.

House of Blues presents Local Brews, Local Grooves

House of Blues will present Local Brews, Local Grooves - Houston’s Ultimate Craft Beer and Music Festival, featuring 20 local craft breweries, over 50 beers and rare releases, 13 local bands on three stages, brew-inspired pub food pairings and more.


Prince Royce In Concert

Latin superstar Prince Royce comes to Houston in support of his 2017 album, Five. As its title suggests, Five is Royce's fifth career album and his fourth bachata production. The album's deluxe version contains 18 original songs written or co-written by the artist as well as produced by Royce, alongside D'Lesly "Dice" Lora, with whom he has collaborated on all his bachata albums.


Sunday 7.2


Diana Ross

Show Starts @ 8:00 pm

The iconic and legendary singer Diana Ross brings her In The Name Of Love Tour to the new Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Sunday, July 2nd at 8 p.m.
Diana Ross’ famed and extraordinary career has spanned almost five decades. Her cultural impact and music history milestones have been celebrated around the world.


Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism @MFAH

The most comprehensive exhibition of modern Mexican art displayed in the U.S. in more than seven decades, Paint the Revolution presents masterpieces by figures such as Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo, among others. Featuring some 175 works, including prints, photographs, books, newspapers, easel paintings, and more, the exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to see the emergence of Mexico as a center of modern art. 

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