Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
Happy Friday! There's lots of fun going on around town this weekend for the whole family, including:
Texas New Music Festival
The Texas New Music Festival is a vibrant international summer music festival bringing contemporary aesthetics to the Houston community through world-class performances and lectures. The festival (July 10-16) takes place at MATCH. See the lineup and more details here.
Bastille Day 2023
The General Consulate of France and the FACC Texas are co-organizing the National French Day celebration in Houston, tonight, 6-10 p.m. at Rice Stadium. Join the festivities with your family and immerse yourself in a fusion of sports and culture as we gear up for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Local sports associations will run the games. After exercising, enjoy authentic French delicacies and sip on a glass of French wine. The festival will include great food, music, and fun.
Summer Nights at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Enjoy a cocktail, listen to live music, chat with curators, and spend time with works of art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s “Summer Nights,” which takes place tonight, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include one complimentary drink and access to all exhibitions.
Miller Outdoor: An Evening of Imagination
Celebrate all things theater featuring a TUTS Musicals at Miller retrospective. Bring the family for an evening of imagination and performance with interactive puppet shows, magicians, a collaborative mural and more. The “Evening of Imagination” takes place Friday and Saturday nights starting at 6:30 p.m.
TUTS: A Celebration of Houston Stories and Songs
Following Miller Outdoor’s “Evening of Imagination” will be “TUTS: A Celebration of Houston Stories and Songs,” which takes place Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30 p.m. Celebrated Houston stars will perform iconic songs from TUTS history at Miller along with modern sounds of Broadway. The 90-minute concert will feature a live band, TUTS performers, and students from the TUTS Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and The River.
Ohana Surf Dog Competition
If you’re headed to the Island this weekend, don’t miss watching dogs surf the waves. The 10th Annual Ohana Surf Dog Competition will take place on Saturday. Sponsored by and benefitting the Galveston Island Humane Society (GIHS), the competition takes place from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on the beach at 27th and Seawall Boulevard. Free to spectate.
Summer Jam 2023
This free, family-friendly event transforms the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University into a summer festival event, Saturday, 12-5 p.m. An indoor farmer's market takes over the Flex Studio, hot food vendors line the North Arcade, and art activities activate classrooms and galleries for this annual community event. Co-presented with The Informal Grub, creators of the Rice Village and Heights Farmers Markets, Summer Jam is the perfect opportunity to explore the Moody with guests of all ages. Music provided by DJ Charlie Perez. Activities include lawn games, a scavenger hunt, a coloring activity, face painting, a puppet-making workshop, and more.
Brewsology Beer Fest
Taking over the Houston Museum of Natural Science after hours (7-11 p.m.), the Brewsology Beer Fest (21+) will feature dozens of local craft breweries and cideries. The beer fest will give attendees access throughout the museum and exhibits, and will include beer samplings with access to brewery reps. 21+ event. General admission: $50
Bastille Day at Rienzi 2023
Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, salutes Bastille Day with a family day on Sunday, following France’s holiday (July 14). All ages are welcome and admission is free for the day. Enjoy art-making activities, learn about the Chenet (andiron) in the Rienzi Collection and listen to popular French music. Explore porcelain and French-inspired objects and furnishings on a house tour in French. The Bastille Day celebration takes place from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
I Scream for Ice Cream at Children's Museum Houston
I Scream for Ice Cream (National Ice Cream Day), funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and sponsored by Champion Energy Services, takes place at Children's Museum Houston on Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Watch some food science and celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the museum. Activities include DIY Ice Cream and Power Up: The Musical, the original Children's Museum Houston play starring a teen cast of superheroes versus villains.
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