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Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend

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Happy Friday! Here's what's happening this weekend:

Lemonade Day

 

Circle Time at Evelyn’s Park
Every Friday at Evelyn’s Park, a reading circle is held for kids. You can find the weekly storytime and circle near the covered trevilion overlooking Bellaire Blvd. from 11 a.m. to 12 in the afternoon, and is free to the public. 

Moody Center's Opening Reception for Resonant Earth
Rice University's Moody Center of the Arts celebrates the opening of their summer exhibition, Resonant Earth, tonight from 6-8 p.m. Resonant Earth features six contemporary artists who are critically reimagining connections between the human body and the land: Kelly Akashi, Lisa Alvarado, Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio, Andrea Chung, Sky Hopinka, and Anna Mayer. Admission is free.

Samara Joy @ Miller Outdoor Theatre
Grammy Award winner Samara Joy performs at 8:30 p.m. tonight on the Miller Outdoor Theatre stage. Tickets are free.

TXU Energy presents Dinosaurs

TXU Energy presents Dinosaurs offers Houston Zoo visitors an exciting opportunity to get an up-close look at the massive giants that once roamed the earth millions of years ago. From March 8-Sept. 2, get face-to-face with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. 

TXU Energy presents Dinosaurs at the Houston Zoo
TXU Energy with the Houston Zoo presents Dinosaurs, which offers visitors an up-close look at the dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago. Those who participate can get face-to-face with life-sized animatronics like the T. rex and the Brachiosaurus and how those connect with animals living at the Houston Zoo. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and cost for this exhibit is included in general admission.


 

Houston Tattoo Arts Festival at NRG Center
This weekend, the world’s largest tattoo convention returns to Houston at the NRG Center. Visitors get the chance to get tattooed by some of the best local, national, or international tattoo artists. Vendors will also be selling items ranging from jewelry, clothing and artwork. Ticket price is based on a day pass for $20 or $40 for the whole weekend. 


(Photo courtesy of Discovery Green)

Families with Pride
On Saturday morning, Council Member Abbie Kamin is hosting the third-annual Families with Pride citywide celebration in partnership with the Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. Activities such as arts & crafts, yard games, and much more will be provided. The event will take place on Saturday, June 1st at Discovery Green from 8:30-11:30 a.m.. Admission is free.

Heights Epicurean Farmers Market
The Heights Epicurean Farmers Market is back and takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can browse interesting crafts and food while interacting with artists, entertainers, farmers and other vendors. 

Houston Grand Opera presents Storybook Opera at Levy Park
Held at Levy Park’s event pavilion, singers from the Houston Grand Opera present an engaging storytime to introduce opera to students from pre-k through second grade. On Saturday, enjoy Opera Book starting at 11 a.m. This event is free.

2nd Annual Celebrate Freedom Festival at Emancipation Park
Kicking off Juneteenth, this early June celebration fills Emancipation Park with a day of food, local vendor shopping, dancing, music, and art activations, including showcases from Houston’s historic Black neighborhoods. This free festival lasts from 1-7 p.m.

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Butterfly Tea Party at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is hosting a butterfly tea party. The party will consist of bite-sized finger sandwiches and sweets. Those in attendance will learn how to make their own tea using botanicals found at the arboretum. The tea party is on Saturday, June 2nd from 2-4 p.m. The event is $50 for non-members of the Arboretum and $35 for members.  

Bloomfest
Head down to New Magnolia Brewing Co. this Saturday for "Bloomfest," a festival to celebrate and showcase craft beers, food, and live art from across Houston. There will be over 60 different beers featured. Tickets begin at $40 and the festival will be open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 


 

Brubeck! A Celebration
This Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Houston Chamber Choir is hosting the inaugural performance of "The Voice of Brubeck" project, which follows Dave Brubeck's life. It features the chamber choir with a 19-piece orchestra. Brubeck had a large impact on the music world, and continues to influence musicians today. The concert will be held at Stude Concert Hall at Rice University. General admission tickets begin at $45 and discounts are available for seniors, students, educators, and veterans/active military. 

Lemonade Day Houston
Children's Museum Houston is hosting Lemonade Day Houston this Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event helps teach children about entrepreneurship and opportunities. Each lemonade stand will be judged in a Best Tasting Contest. At the event, you can visit different stands and purchase your favorite lemonades. The competition will be held at the Children’s Museum Houston in the Concrete Jungle and is free to attend, but make sure to buy lemonade from your favorite stand!


 

Wall Drawing Series: Marc Bauer
Swiss artist Marc Bauer was chosen to create the fifth installment of the ephemeral wall drawing series at the Menil Drawing Institute. This exhibit is open from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., and viewing is free. You can visit the wall drawing series at the institute until August 18th. 

‘Drugs: Costs & Consequences’ Exhibit at The Health Museum
This weekend is the last chance to visit the exhibit from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which sheds light on drug addiction and how viewers can make a difference in their families and within their communities. The exhibit is located at The Health Museum and is included in the price of admission. The museum is open 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for children and $12 for adults.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum “The Blue Helmets in Action” Rotating Exhibit
The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum’s new rotating exhibition, The Blue Helmets in Action, focuses on the 93rd Infantry Division, the first African American combat division to be activated during World War II. The exhibition follows the formation of The Blue Helmets, their early history, training, service in the Pacific theater and occupation duties through the deactivation. The purpose is to educate visitors about this historically overlooked Army division. The exhibit is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is $10.


Ruth Asawa, Untitled (BMC.128, Study in Repeated Vertical Angular Lines [Triangles]), ca. 1948–49. Black and purple inks over graphite on tracing paper, 16 3/4 × 22 1/4 in. (42.6 × 56.5 cm). Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Josef Albers. © 2024 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner. Photo: © President and Fellows of Harvard College, BR49.386

Ruth Asawa Through Line
This is the first exhibit to focus on Ruth Asawa’s lifelong drawing through stamped prints, paperfolds, and more. It is hosted by The Menil Collection and is free. This exhibit runs through July 21 and is only open on the weekends from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission is free.


Some attendants at Discovery Green's Jazzy Sundays. (DaCamera Photo by @jvincephoto)

Jazzy Sundays at Discovery Green
From 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Discovery Green is hosting a celebration of the rich tradition of Houston jazz with musician Melvin Johnson and the Electric-Akoustics with JHU. There will also be a local market opening an hour before the concert, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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