Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
Happy Friday! With temps in the 90s, it’s been a hot week, and it’s shaping up to be a hot weekend. So grab a cold water bottle, and make your way to one of these fun weekend happenings:
Astros vs. Rangers
The Houston Astros will go head-to-head with the Texas Rangers in three games this weekend, starting tonight at 7:10 p.m. They will play again Saturday evening at 6:10 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. Friday will offer a Pregame Happy Hour promotion, Saturday will offer the Bayou Bash Street Fest, and Sunday will be Kids Run the Bases Day. Tickets start at $30.
Houston Grand Opera: Romeo and Juliet
Tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m., catch the Houston Grand Opera’s performance of Romeo and Juliet at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Soprano Elena Villalón and tenor Ricardo Garcia, both current members of the HGO (Houston Grand Opera) Studio, sing the titular lovers, with Grammy Award-winning baritone Donnie Ray Albert as Lord Capulet. HGO Resident Conductor Benjamin Manis takes the podium, and HGO Chorus Master Richard Bado leads the chorus. All Miller Outdoor Theatre performances are free.
Houston Botanic Garden & The Feel Good Group: "Nurtured by Nature"
In celebration of Mental Health Month, the Houston Botanic Garden is hosting its first health and wellness festival, “Nurtured by Nature: Wellness Flourishes Outdoors,” on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the morning, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in healthy activities, including sound bathing, yoga/meditation, and pilates. Then, attendees can stop by the Culinary Garden for a home gardening demonstration, cooking demonstration, and table setting demonstration. Kids can also participate in hands-on gardening activities. The entire family can shop in the pop-up market from 12-5 p.m., and listen to live music from Dem Roots Music from 3-5 p.m. In addition, experts from the Center for Health & Nature – a collaboration between Houston Methodist, Texan by Nature, and the Texas A&M Health Science Center – will present a series of informative lectures throughout the day.
2022 Art Bike Festival
Building on the success of the Art Car Parade, the inaugural Art Bike Festival will bring together Houstonians of all ages to celebrate Houston’s great parks and trails through art and creativity. The celebration kicks off this Saturday at 9 a.m. in MacGregor Park. The parade will roll at 10 a.m. with participants joining a parade of art bikes created by students from more than 100 HISD schools. An organized bike route along Brays Bayou Greenway from MacGregor Park to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art campus will invite community members, families, and friends to cycle together to an afternoon of awards, activities, and art. Attendance is free, and tickets are not required.
Galveston Beach Revue
Based on Island events from summer seasons past like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, the Galveston Island Beach Revue was brought back as a contemporary two-day, family-friendly event in 2009. The Revue features events today and tomorrow leading up to the main event, the Bathing Beauties Contest, from noon to 7 p.m. at Beach Central. Originally taking place from 1920-1932, this pageant features classic pinup styles, retro vintage swimsuits, and parasols. Tickets are $5 for standing-room-only, or $20 for a 2-person socially distanced pod. For more details, visit the website here.
Houston Margarita Festival
Celebrate Texas’ favorite drink at Water Works Park at Buffalo Bayou. The Houston Margarita Festival will include margaritas, salsa dancing, great food, and live bands. Festivities start at noon and end at 10 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $20, and day-of tickets will be $30, with VIP tickets available. Lawn chairs encouraged. All guests must be 21+ and pets are not allowed.
Road to River Revival Music Fest
Jam to free live music at Market Square Park in preparation for Texas’ camping and music festival River Revival. This Saturday, Honey Island Swamp Band will headline with Colin Lake. Groove to the New Orleans-style sounds of Honey Island Swamp Band and the soulful guitar playing of Colin Lake. ‘Doors’ open at 6:30 pm and live music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Hot Sauce Fest 2022 @ Karbach
Karbach’s 2nd Annual Hot Sauce Festival is taking place this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival will include an artists’ market, local food vendors, live music, and hot sauce vendors, with a special performance by Bob Schneider. Tickets are $12.
Editor's note: Please check individual event websites for any weather-related changes or Covid-related restrictions. Find more events here.
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