There’s something for everyone this weekend in Houston — from drag kings to a fajita fest to your new Sunday Funday HQ. Highbrow, low brow, we’ve got it all. So brave the heat and take advantage of everything this city has to offer.
Friday, July 27
Move over RuPaul, the H-Town Drag Kings are here, with a show at Pearl Bar Houston, 4216 Washington Ave, at 5PM. There’s no cover for this Broadway-themed drag show starring the famous H-Town Kings. Come early and get your weekend started right. And it’s indoors (meaning air-conditioned) so you have no excuses. Remember, drag’s not just for queens anymore. Details: https://www.facebook.com/HTownKings/
What are our World Series champs up to tonight? The Astros face the first game of a three day matchup against the Texas Rangers. The Texas version of a subway series commences at 7:10PM at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at 14 bucks. Details: https://www.mlb.com/astros
Feeling a little more cultured? Hamlet’s back in town. The brooding Prince of Denmark takes the stage at Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre at 8.15PM tonight. That’s right, it’s outdoors – there’s also a covered/cool area — but if you’re the type of person who likes to drink wine in the grass, the heat probably won’t bother you. And it’s free. Details: milleroutdoortheatre.com
Saturday, July 28
Rise and shine! It’s Saturday AM, and it’s time to sweat. Jump in your car and head to the Summer Saturday Sweat Sesh presented by Equinox River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer Rd., from 9AM-noon. This is a free, fun, fitness event for all ages. Meet in the courtyard by Toulouse and you’ll also enjoy a DJ and bites from East Hampton Sandwich Shop and Fuel Health Bar. Details: https://www.riveroaksdistrict.com/summer-saturdays/
Hungry? You’re in luck. Today is the 2018 Houston Fajita Festival at Houston Community College — West Campus, 5601 West Loop S. Admission is free for everyone, and you won’t want to miss all there is to see, taste, and do! This year’s Houston Fajita Festival will feature over a dozen food vendors and brings in some of the best grillmasters in Texas to serve up their most mouth-watering Mexican dishes.The Festival also offers several ways for Tex-Mex enthusiasts to indulge in the experience with fan favorites like the taco and watermelon eating contests. Foodies, families, and friends are all encouraged to come out and enjoy a host of endless entertainment, including the kids’ playground, two DJs, wrestling matches, live art walls, a photo area and much more! Details: www.thefajitafest.com
Now you’re probably thirsty. We’ve got that covered, too. Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. will be hosting the 7th Annual X-Mas in July. Buff Brew got their hands on Santa’s (gift) sack to deliver 40 all-you-can-responsibly-drink limited edition beers, custom limited edition glassware to imbibe all proper like, Blood Bros. BBQ to slide smoked meat down people’s chimneys, live performances by The Homebrewed Brass Ensemble, and some swanky BuffBrew prizes for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest that’d give the Grinch nightmares. Come on out to 5301 Nolda St. at 6PM. Details: https://squareup.com/store/buffalo-bayou-brewing-company/
Sunday, July 29
You made it! Happy Sunday. Hopefully, you didn’t stay out too late so that you’re ready to hit the Heights Morning Market. Stop by Onion Creek this morning at 9AM for the market, featuring local clothing, gourmet goods, jewelry, arts and crafts, home goods and more. Meet your neighborhood artists, farmers and entrepreneurs! It’s at 3106 White Oak Drive. Details: https://www.facebook.com/heightsmorningmarket/
For the musically inclined, this afternoon you can pay your respects to The Man in Black as Stages Repertory Theatre presents “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes to life in this musical about struggle and success, love and faith, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. Featuring more than two dozen classic hits, including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Ring of Fire”, this remarkable hit musical is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ musical portrait of The Man in Black. Be there at 2.30PM, 3201 Allen Parkway. Tickets start at $25. Details: www.stagestheatre.com
Finally, finally, relive your Royal Oak Sunday Fundays at Present Company, the location’s latest incarnation. Opened just this week, Present Company is a tropical color explosion. They are trying hard with all the neon signs, cutesy drinks with names like Stranger Danger, Don’t Tell the Butcher, etc…it’s an Instagrammer’s paradise. Check out the new gigantic upstairs patio. And of course there’s an Airstream downstairs. 1318 Westheimer Rd. Details: https://www.facebook.com/PresentCompanyHtx/
Have a great weekend!