Wrapping up your busy week and looking for plans for this weekend? LOCAL has got you covered! Here’s our go-to weekend itinerary with times, prices and locations of events happening all over Houston for you, your friends, family, children or your date to choose from!
Friday, July 20, 2018
Congrats, you’re finally beginning your weekend! Listed below are three different events of various genres, all happening this Friday evening! Each one has its own type of fun, so choose an event depending on what kind of night you’re aiming for.
MFAH Mixed Media is the event for those who are looking for a night out.
From 8PM to midnight, the Museum of Fine Arts transforms into a multi-sensory experience! The party is held on the rooftop of the brand new Glassell School of Art with breathtaking views of Downtown, The Medical Center, Midtown, and the Museum District! Glam up and get ready to dance to live music and a number of DJs performing on four stages at the MFAH’s newest and coolest campus expansion. Tickets range between $22-25. For more information, visit www.mfah.org/a/mixed-media/
Lyrics and Lawn Games is a family friendly event held in Sugar Land Town Square.
This FREE backyard party is will be held from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Play lawn games while listening to the Top 40 tunes and sipping $5 wine and beer! For more information, visit www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/event/lyrics-lawn-games-4/
ComedySportz’ The Live Improvised Movie is an event for a night of laughs.
Bring your creative imagination and story ideas because you’re suggestions is what makes up this improvised movie. Want to see a horror movie or maybe a sports movie about Olympic jugglers? Starting at 8PM, you get to be the writer and director of your very own, one-of-a-kind blockbuster. For tickets and information, visit www.comedysportzhouston.com/shows/live-improvised-movie/info/
Saturday, July 21, 2018
A new day means a fresh start! Wake up early Saturday morning and head to the Houston Center for Photography Workshop, which is a nature-incorporating event for Houstonian photographers of all levels!
This is a FREE event that starts at 9AM and ends at 10:30AM. Learn the basics of photography every first and third Saturday of the month at Levy Park. This weekend’s workshop will focus on how to harness natural light and the environment of Levy Park to create beautifully lit and composed portraits. For more information, www.hcponline.org/community/levypark
Brunch Time! After working out your mind and body, head over to MKT Bar anytime between 9AM-3PM for their brunch weekend specials. The family-friendly brunch menu includes mouth-watering Hill Country Fried Chicken & Waffles with Moroccan-spiced maple syrup, Egg White Frittata with spinach and feta served in a cast-iron skillet, flavorful brunch pizzas and more. Guests can also expect live music called Soul Sessions performed by local soul DJs. For more information, visit mktbar.com/specials/weekend-brunch/
Day Drink? Yes please! After your lunch, join the fun at the Backyard Pub Crawl, which the event that bar hops to five different spots in the Heights.
This is a FREE event lasting from 1-5PM this Saturday. Join Eureka Heights for their very first pub crawl through some of Houston’s hottest bars and restaurants, including Providence Bar, McIntyre’s, Bungalow Heights, Cedar Creek Bar & Grill, and Wicklow Heights. For more information, visit www.eurekaheights.com/event/backyard-pub-crawl/
Don’t stay home on a Saturday night! Freshen up and head out to one of these exciting evening events:
“76th Minute” Promotion with the Houston Dynamo is an event for our soccer fanatics!
Along with the thrilling home game of our city’s professional soccer team, the Houston Dynamo, versus the FC Dallas BBVA Compass Stadium @ 8PM, there will also be a 76th Minute Promotion! Only this Saturday, the 76® Brand will give away free gas cards worth $40.00 to all fans at the stadium when the Houston Dynamo score a qualifying goal during the 76th minute (75:00-75:69)! Tickets and details can be found at www.76Minute.com and www.houstondynamo.com/tickets/single-game
Apollo 13 – Film with Live Orchestra is an event for a classy movie night!
Watch the first-ever performance of Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton, projected on the big screen at Jones Hall, along with a live soundtrack performed live by the Houston Symphony! Relive the incredible story of one of the most thrilling and suspenseful space missions in history like never before in what promises to be an emotional and truly unforgettable concert event at 7:30PM. Tickets and details found at www.houstonsymphony.org/tickets/concerts/apollo-13-film-live-orchestra/
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Starting your mornings with a productive, active activity has the ability to transform your entire day! Jump-start your Sunday morning relaxing your muscles or ready to learn new skills at one of these two events:
Yoga & Hops 4th Birthday is a celebration with beer and yoga!
This is a FREE event starting at 8AM and lasting until 5PM, so join as your time allows! What more can you ask for at the Yoga & Hops celebration of its fourth anniversary at Karbach Brewery. They’ll offer music from DJ John Tran, special surprises, and giveaways for the occasion. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/200399883930180/
BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class is a class for our meat lovers!
Starting 11AM to 2PM, discover best practices for smoking brisket and other cuts of beef, pork and fowl during this hands-on workshop taught by experienced pitmasters at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. You’ll learn how to choose the right meat, trim it, rub it, smoke it, cut it, serve it, and eat it. For more information, www.facebook.com/events/2033419270241067/
On Sunday evening, wind down as you wrap up your weekend with an eye-pleasing artwork in Downtown Houston.
With all day visiting hours, Open House is an interactive artwork created by Dan Havel and Dean Ruck that’s worth visiting! With a “Swiss cheese” appearance, the art house allows visitors to step inside and peek through the holes carved out of the walls to see the view of the modern skyscrapers of Downtown Houston and the landscape of Sam Houston Park. Or head over after sunset to see the house lit from within, creating a lantern effect! For more information, visit localhoustonmagazine.com/features/open-house-is-now-open/