Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
This weekend brings Juneteenth and Father’s Day, both Sunday. So, the weekend is jam packed with special events to commemorate this historic day in African-American history and to celebrate all dads do for us. Here are some highlights happening around town this weekend:
Houston Zoo After Dark: Roaring ’20s
The Houston Zoo is celebrating its centennial year by transporting visitors (ages: 21+) back to the 1920s in an after-hours party on Friday, 6-9 p.m. Staying true to the iconic decade, there will be a speakeasy where attendees can enjoy live piano music and alcoholic beverages. Attendees are also free to explore the Zoo and see what the “real party animals” are up to at night.
The Houston Symphony Presents the Music of Led Zeppelin
Singer Randy Jackson and a live rock band backed by the entirety of the Houston Symphony will be paying homage to the iconic sound of Led Zeppelin on Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Hop on the stairway to heaven and go up to Sarofim Hall in the Hobby Center and you’ll be blown away by a night of phenomenal musical tributes. Tickets can be purchased here and range from $29-$99.
Astros vs. White Sox Astros vs. White Sox
Watch the Astros take on the White Sox this weekend (Friday, 7:10 p.m., Saturday, 3:10 p.m., Sunday, 6:08 p.m.) and you'll get the opportunity to take home an Alex Bregman jersey, a Ryan Pressly bobblehead, or an Astros duffel bag.
Party on the Patio
West U’s Party on the Patio Concert Series continues with Bayou Roux on Friday, 7-9 p.m., at Colonial Park Pool. The concert is free (but regular swim admission applies for anyone who wants to swim).
Black Panther and Juneteenth Celebration at Children's Museum Houston
The Children’s Museum Houston is commemorating Juneteenth with a full day of family-friendly events, including a reflection on Harriet Tubman’s legacy, an interactive Djembre drumming session, and a meet-and-greet with Black Panther. The events take place on Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Lone Star Flight Museum Father’s Day Weekend
The Lone Star Flight Museum is hosting a Star Wars themed visit on Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., so come on down and make friends with characters from a galaxy far, far away while you tour NASA’s space rover. Dads also get in for free all day on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
150 Years of Juneteenth
This weekend, Houstonians will celebrate the 150th celebration of Juneteenth held at Emancipation Park. The Kinder Foundation hosts this year’s event. The two-day festival (Saturday and Sunday, 4-10 p.m.) includes multiple live performances, food trucks, an interactive kids zone, a community resource zone, a game zone, a fireworks display, a variety of food trucks, and more. Free to attend; ticket required in advance.
Road to River Revival Music Fest
Although Texas’ River Revival music festival is still a few months away, fans of the inclusive and entertaining event can come on down and enjoy some regional favorites at Market Square Park this Saturday, 6:30 p.m. as well as Sat., July 9, 6:30 p.m.
Father’s Day at Bayou Bend
If you have a dad who is passionate about nature, live music, or art then Bayou Bend is the perfect place for your family to celebrate his special day. On Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Dads will get free admission to this incomparably beautiful, historic joint art museum and garden and can enjoy a live band while they explore.
Juneteenth: The Journey to Freedom at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Miller Outdoor Theatre is honoring Juneteenth by hosting immersive and educational performances that will transport audience members through the narrative journey of African Americans from 1865 to the present day. The event takes place on Sunday, 8-10:30 p.m.
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